The Love List

est. 2006

Shopping Atlanta with W.Port's Emily Livezey and Tweeds' Kirk Stafford

Jessica Graves

Today, a story I helped produce for 

Southern Living

 went live called "

Southern Style Is

." Click on over to

SouthernLiving.com

for all the rad folks included from not only Atlanta, but Austin, Birmingham, New Orleans, and Charleston thanks to the contributions of other awesome stylish Southern ladies 

Camille Styles

,

Stephanie Granada

,

Juley Le

, and

Chassity Evans

, respectively. Seriously,

go give it a read

and come back, I'll wait for you. I guarantee you'll come across something or someone new that makes your heart go pitter-pat. 

Done reading? Cool.

Two of the stylish Southerners featured in the Atlanta story are

Emily Bean Livezey

and

Kirk Stafford

, both no strangers to retail in the South, having been separately involved in the industry for years. Emily owns a popular women's boutique here in Buckhead called

W.Port

and Kirk, a founding partner of the men's store

Tweeds

, is now striking to out create a line of his own (more on that to come), so I asked them both where they like to spend their dollars around town:

Photo: Caroline Fontenot for

Southern Living

Emily Bean Livezey,

W.Port

Lucy's Market

102 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW

Buckhead

"Either me or my husband are there practically daily. They have one of my favorite salads. Great fresh produce. Hands down the best strawberry cake. Cool knick knacks like birch logs. And they just got their wine license!"

Scott Antique Market

3650 Jonesboro Rd. SE

Atlanta

"I love strolling through the aisles at Scott, especially on a rainy Sunday. Some of my most favorite treasures were found here. This is the joint where I scored my vintage Zuni turquoise squash blossom necklace that I just adore." 

phWine Merchant

200 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE

Peachtree Hills

"Everyone there, especially Anthony is AWESOME. They're a Peachtree Hills (my neighborhood) gem. Oh, and you've gotta check out their wine tastings every 

Saturday from 2:00-4:00

!"

DEKA Atlanta

3600 Around Lenox Dr. NE

Lenox

"I was actually one of the managers there before I opened W.Port. It's the perfect shop for the coolest athletic apparel, like Stella McCartney for Adidas. This is also the spot where I score my favorite running shoes, Newton. I'm addicted and own about 15 pairs!" 

DTox

3210 Roswell Rd. 

Buckhead West Village 

"DTox is a 6 days a week am ritual. You hear people say their day just can't start without coffee - I do agree there - but my day reeeaally can't start without my gingerGIZER and Turmeric Elixir shots and a green juice to go in a plastic cup! And here is a little secret; this winter, when you get slammed with a bad cold or the flu, try a hot bath with the Dtox Ginger Eucalyptus Bath salts. You'll sweat all that bad stuff right out of you. Promise."

Photo: Caroline Fontenot for

Southern Living

Kirk Stafford, formerly of Tweeds

(new project slated for fall 2014)

H&F Bottle Shop

2357 Peachtree Rd. NE

Peachtree Battle

"Awesome hard-to-find and small batch bourbons. You can pick up bar tools, signature cocktail recipes, and the staff is extremely helpful."

The Merchant

993 Marietta St. NW

West Midtown, Howell Mill

"This is where I go for any and all paper goods. They've got hilarious greeting cards, retro prints, and cool little antiques."

Westside Modern

876 Huff Rd. NW

West Midtown Design District

"Incredible furniture shop tucked away on Huff Road. Almost everything is Danish from the 1950's and 60's. You pay for what you get, but what you get is incredible."

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

209 Edgewood Ave. SE

Downtown

"This little gem is walking distance from my house, and has an awesome spread of meats and produce from local farmers."

Criminal Records

1154 Euclid Ave. NE

Little 5 Points

"My favorite place to buy music in the city. Mostly vinyl - everything from James Taylor to Jay-Z."