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It’s Back: Midtown Pop-Up

1 Dec

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If you’re looking for ways to shop local/indie this season (and if you aren’t–why not?), check out the Midtown Pop-Up, returning this weekend to the Midtown Mile. Stop by on Thursday after work (5pm to 9pm) to shop the Clothing Warehouse, Drew Lewis’ new private label menswear, En Paris gifts and Revolution 11 vintage apparel. Then come back on Friday and Saturday for more from Olive, Pieces of Me, Lisa Jill, Kristi Hyde and Junebug, plus Sinless cocktails and Rockin’ Cupcakes. Not only will you get your holiday shopping out of the way early this year, but you’ll be able to bask in the (smug) satisfaction of knowing that you helped a small business.

Midtown Pop-Up. 999 Peachtree Street. Dec 1-3.

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Start A New Tradition: Taste of the 4th

30 Jun

You can’t watch the legendary Lenox Square fireworks on an empty stomach. This year, we have an easy solution, and motivation to get down there even earlier to claim a good spot. Ford presents Taste of the 4th in the Main Stage lot from 2pm to 6pm, featuring bites and sips from some legendary Atlanta restaurants (Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Morelli’s Ice Cream, California Pizza Kitchen, The Palm, Red Brick Brewery and more). Tickets are $10 each (best price for food in Buckhead ever), and proceeds benefit the Atlanta Mission. Plus, you get first dibs on prime seats to the big event.

Taste of the 4th. Monday, July 4th from 2pm to 6pm at Lenox Square. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

Get Out, Get Awake: Frappucchino Happy Hour

10 May

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Half-priced Frappucchinos.

Really, that’s all you need to say. Okay, that, and they’re only available from 3pm to 5pm every day until May 15.

Did you know it’s like 90 degrees outside? Not a coincidence. .

Frappucchino Happy Hour. At participating stores from 3pm to 5pm.

Reminder: Foodies and Fashionistas, March 31

29 Mar

If you haven’t RSVP’d for Foodies and Fashionistas yet, what are you waiting for? The cutoff is March 30–email rsvp@thereynoldsgroupinc.com or call 404.888.9348. And then get ready for drinks, nibbles, and fabulous spring fashion from Lola’s, Meringue, Mitzi & Romano, Emerlyn and Ester, Sheree A’Dore and more. Get your multitasking hats ready: Shopping while eating isn’t easy, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

-Foodies and Fashionistas at Market. March 31, 5:30 to 8pm. 3377 Peachtree Road.

What’s In Store: Diane von Fustenberg Home

10 Mar

Images via Bloomingdales.com

Diane von Furstenberg started conquering women’s closets in the 70’s with her iconic wrap dress–now she’s tackling the rest of your house with her new bedding and dining goods. The wide variety of duvet covers and sheets range from colorful patterns to feminine florals and butterflies to subdued neutrals. Her dinnerware is similar–there are bold, asymmetrical shaped plates as well as simple mango wood pieces with gold leaf flourishes.

Images via Bloomingdales.com

Prices for bedding are more similar to what you’d pay for one of her dresses, but the dinnerware is more affordable. The mix of neutral pieces with colorful ones means that you can probably find something worth investing in no matter what your taste may be. What more could you expect from a woman who has been in the fashion industry long enough to see bellbottoms come back in style three times?

Diane von Furstenberg Home. Available at Bloomingdale’s and online.

Eat It: Shamrock Shake Spottings in Georgia

4 Mar

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Not all mint milkshakes are created equal. McDonalds’ Shamrock Shake, a St.-Paddy’s-Season-only beverage, has such a crazy cult following, it has its own flippin’ fansite. Not every restaurant serves ’em, but they have already been spotted in several areas in Atlanta. Celebrate the weekend with some gloppy green goodness.

Sightings:

443 Moreland Avenue Atlanta, GA 30316 (near I-20)
S. Cobb Drive Smyrna, GA
920 Windy Hill Road Smyrna, GA 30080
5025 peachtree parkway, norcross, ga
Grasslands hwy 9 alpharetta, GA
10975 State Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Jimmy Carter Blvd. exit off of 85

McDonalds’ Shamrock Shake. At select Atlanta-area McDonalds restaurants.

Free Stuff Alert: Experience 30 Days of Asheville In Atlanta

4 Mar

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Now you can escape to Asheville without leaving Atlanta or spending a dime. Wait, what? No, seriously, every day in March features a different free event dedicated to making you want to take a day trip to Asheville, NC. Today there’s a free lunchtime concert at Lenox Square by Jen and the Juice, tomorrow is a seasonal cooking class with Chef Mark Rosenstein at The Viking School and Sunday is free hot air balloon rides at Atlantic Station. Yes, free hot air balloon rides. First come, first served.

Check out the website to see what else you can do on a weekend getaway to Asheville. And give it a test-drive in Atlanta first. It’s only fair.

30 Days of Asheville. Throughout March, across Atlanta.

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