When visiting Atlanta we had the mind set, we wanted to do as the locals did. So even though World of Coke and Centennial Olympic Park are common stomping grounds for tourists, they weren’t at the top of our list. Being with Jared (A Gentleman’s Providence) and our new blogger friend, Elias from Stay Crispy My Friends, shopping was our number one priority. After talking with the SoPro team, they gave several places to shop and eat. The two places that were musts were Westside Provisions and Buckhead Atlanta.
TIP: When going on vacation, set a spending budget for shopping. Be reasonable and give a little wiggle room in case you go over. This will help you from spending too much money which is very easy to do.
The first place we went to was the Lenox Square, which was actually connected to our hotel. We popped into Vineyard Vines since we had a little time to waste. They had a lot of great things and were even having a sale which is music to my ears. I picked up a new Shep Shirt because, well, you can never have too many.
From there we headed to Westside Provisions and we were starving! The locals recommended the fried chicken at JCT Kitchen and I’m so glad we listened. It was simply delicious, the best fried chicken I’ve ever had! (See below for mouth watering goodness)
After lunch the boys headed to Sid Mashburn to meet with their consultants and I went over to Ann Mashburn. After looking around there a little bit, I began to explore the area and I came across some great places like Kayce Hughes, Calypso St. Barth, and Crafted Westside.
Following Westside Provisions, we headed to Onward Reserve. Onward Reserve is an awesome place that carries mainly men’s clothing but I managed to get a generic “touristy” tshirt. The store had such a cool relaxed vibe that makes you feel right at home. When we walked in they offered us drinks and let us hang out even had an area to sit and watch TV. Imagine a man cave mixed with a retail store.
Everyone loves a good deal and we had read that the Buckhead Goodwill was the place to shop. In a flash we took an Uber and arrived at the Goodwill. After digging through the racks for a while, I managed to find an Ann Taylor blazer in great shape for only $7 and the boys made out with some new button downs and ties from high-end brands.
We were beat! So we went back to the hotel to drop off our shopping bags, take a nap and freshen up before dinner and drinks and off we went. We met Emmie and her husband for drinks and great conversation. Then topped the night off with a cupcake from Georgetown Cupcakes and walked around the Buckhead shops.
Overall this trip was amazing and I can’t wait to go back!