Today, a story I helped produce for
went live called "
." Click on over to
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
, respectively. Seriously,
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
, 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
and Kirk, a founding partner of the men's store
, 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
Emily Bean Livezey,
102 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW
"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!"
3650 Jonesboro Rd. SE
"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."
200 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE
"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
3600 Around Lenox Dr. NE
"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!"
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
Kirk Stafford, formerly of Tweeds
(new project slated for fall 2014)
2357 Peachtree Rd. NE
"Awesome hard-to-find and small batch bourbons. You can pick up bar tools, signature cocktail recipes, and the staff is extremely helpful."
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."
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."
209 Edgewood Ave. SE
"This little gem is walking distance from my house, and has an awesome spread of meats and produce from local farmers."
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."