I Want Wednesdays…
This Tory Burch linen tunic from her Spring swim collection.
It has LINDSAY written all over it. Obsessing…
Things I’m Drooling Over at C. Wonder Atlanta…
By now, I’m sure you all have checked out our gorgeous new C. Wonder in Lenox Mall.
If not, head over immediately. It’s so happy in there! (And, they serve cookies…)
The juicy deets on C. Wonder are that Chris Burch, Tory Burch’s ex-husband, opened it. The playful shop is bursting with bright, super fun colors and within it you can find clothing, accessories, home decor, and serious awesomeness like roller skates. And, at a price point much lower than our beloved Tory’s. (Talk about drama!!) For those who have not yet visited, here’s a peek inside.
Everything at C. Wonder is adorable. Everything. But, where the store really gets me is with their whimsical + very well-priced accessories. These are a few things I’ve been drooling over lately…
There is some serious damage to be done in this store. Welcome to Atlanta, C. Wonder!
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Last Minute Valentine's Day 411
You know what they say about procrastination, don’t you? It’s the thief of time. It’s also a surefire way to royaly infuriate your candy-hearts-lovin’ boy/girlfriend who has been very patiently waiting for you to inform him/her about your upcoming Valentine’s Day plans.
Well, you’re in LUCK, aspiring Cupids, because The Q+DD is here to help…
If you’ve waited this long to make a Monday night dinner reservation – you are probably out of luck. However, you are still welcome to check out the great prix fixe offerings at Fifth Group Restaurants. Give ‘em a call – you never know who might be breaking up this weekend + canceling their reservation. (JUST saying…) Otherwise, I spent V-Day at Apres Diem (last minute reservation) a few years ago + thought it was great! Could be fun to grab a quick bite there + catch a movie at Midtown Art Cinema?
Another option is Genki Noodles + Sushi in Buckhead or Sandy Springs for “I Heart Sushi Month.” Genki will be celebrating “IHSM” for the entire month of February featuring sushi rolls in the shape of a heart for $9.95 + $6 Valentine’s Day inspired cocktails. I think that is pretty darn adorable!
If Monday doesn’t sound like the ideal day for a celebration, here are some fun V-Day weekend ideas:
Atlanta’s Chocolate Tour
The Atlanta Trolley Tour line is offering Atlanta’s Chocolate Tour just in time for Valentine’s Day. For $80 per person, you’ll take a three-hour tour of four eating establishments where you will enjoy special chocolate treats. Tours take place every weekend in February + begin daily at 11:00 a.m. Information here: I Love Chocolate!
V-Day in the Garden
Enjoy cocktails, scrumptious desserts, live entertainment + dancing while experiencing Orchid Daze, the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s annual exhibition of thousands of exotic orchids. Saturday, February 12 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. $30 per person ($25 for garden members). Information here: I Love Flowers!
V-Day @ the HIGH Museum
In celebration of the “Toulouse-Lautrec & Friends” exhibition, the HIGH Museum is hosting a special French Cabaret themed Valentine’s Day event. French inspired food + drinks available for purchase. Saturday, February 12 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. $25 per person, $40 per couple + free for members. Information here: I Love French Stuff!
Cupid at the Castle
Couples can have the ceremony of their dreams for a fraction of the cost on Saturday, February 12 at Rhodes Hall, Atlanta’s “Castle on Peachtree.” Weddings, commitment ceremonies + vow renewals are all available. Rhodes Hall will provide a romantic setting for these brief, inexpensive ceremonies. Couples can opt to exchange vows under the magnificent granite arches of the front porch overlooking Peachtree. The cost per ceremony is $225. Information here: I Love Ceremonies!
Want to send something to that special someone? Here are a few ideas you can take advantage of – if you act super fast!
Pinkberry Makes Hearts Swirl
For the first time ever this Valentine’s Day, Pinkberry is introducing Swirly Grams. Atlantans can celebrate their sweetheart with a beautifully wrapped gift of Pinkberry frozen yogurt hand-delivered free of charge to their loved one’s home or office (in designated delivery areas). Information here: I Love Yogurt!
Send a Panty Gram
Send your hunk something much more memorable than a drugstore greeting card – a Panty Gram! He’ll receive a lacy red thong with a flirty personalized message from “his secret admirer” that directs him to the Panty Gram website. Once he logs in, he’ll read whatever message you want to leave for him. Information here: I Love Underwear!
And, some last minute V-Day gift ideas:
V-Day Personalized Boxers for Him
There’s no question where his heart belongs with Lovin’ It! Personalized Boxer Shorts! These classic boxer shorts are custom-made for him alone with a bright red heart + personalized with the name of his significant someone across the front. 100% cotton, machine washable + great for lounging or sleepwear. (Thank you for this one, Lynn @ www.dlreport.com!) Information here: I Love Personalization!
A heart-shaped cactus would be pretty rad… (RIP Felix – miss you, old friend.)
This last idea is kinda off the wall, but worth a mention. Wax, Atlanta’s wax-only studio in Inman Park, is offering heart-shaped bikini waxes for $59. To each his/her own. I promise I’m not judging… Information here: I can’t think of anything appropriate, so just click on this hyperlink.
With all of that said written, I must admit that a thoughtful home-cooked meal, a single red rose, a bottle of wine + a cuddle can go quite a long way on V-Day. Sometimes that’s all you really need…
Happy V-Day weekend, everyone!
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Weekend in The A: Impressing Out-of-Towners w/ Southern Charm + Fried Goodness
Mrs. Wolkove and I have been the closest of friends ever since we were kids at Jewish sleep-away camp in Texas…
… and through middle/ high school + college – all while never living within the same city. Recently, I was the maid of honor in her incredible wedding in Montreal.
Although she lives across the U.S. (in sunny Calif.), we have remained very close throughout the years + we make trips to see each other fairly frequently. Over the past weekend, Mrs. Wolkove came to Atlanta for a visit. As I mentioned yesterday, I really wanted to show her a good time. She’d been once before, and we hit up most of the Poncey Highlands (The Local, MJQ, El Bar, Clermont Lounge + The Majestic Diner), the old Coca-Cola Museum, the Georgia Aquarium, Piedmont Park, Underground Atlanta + a few Buckhead restaurants + Midtown bars – but that was years ago, and “my” Atlanta has changed quite a bit. So, I jam-packed our weekend with farmer’s markets, funky Atlanta eats, shopping + some exciting outdoor activities.
Our weekend itinerary is below. Feel free to snatch some of these ideas + consult our Atlanta Bucket List page if you are planning for out-of-towners!
Mrs. Wolkove Arrived!
Cocktails + Late Night Burgers @ Holeman + Finch (Buckhead)
Lunch @ Urban Pl8 (West Midtown)
Dinner + Drinks @ The Sound Table (Edgewood)
Piedmont Park’s Green Market (Midtown)
Brunch + Bocce Ball @ Empire State South (Midtown)
House Party….including a magician! Yeah, you read that right!
Brunch @ Belly General Store (Highlands)
Stone Mountain “Hike Up” 1.3 Mile Trail (Stone Mountain, GA)
Mrs. Wolkove spotted Kandi from The Real Housewives of Atlanta!
DeKalb Farmer’s Market (Decatur)
Brunch @ Swan Coach House (Buckhead)
Vintage Store Shopping (Little Five Points)
Additional Shopping in Buckhead Station
Yogurt @ Yogurberry in the Terminus Bldg. (Buckhead)
Mrs. Wolkove Departed…
Success!! It was such a fun, extended weekend, and Mrs. Wolkove had a b.l.a.s.t! She was really impressed with what our city has to offer. So, when your friends are in town for a visit, don’t be afraid to over-plan a bit. There’s so much to see + do in the “capital of South.” Take advantage of it!
(Your friends can rest when they go home…)
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Partner’s Card: Get Your Game Face On.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, The Q+DD on the Partner’s Card is this:
You purchase a Partner’s Card for $60 and pretty much the entire city of Atlanta becomes 20% off. Buy yours here.
It is seriously mind-boggling how many retailers and restaurants are participating. I spent all of last weekend doing re-con work and planning my attack.
There are about a zillion participants, so for me to go over each one would turn this post into a novel. I’ll just highlight some of the locations I’m particularly excited about:
Shopping: Barney’s New York Co-op (you guys – get your jeans 20% off! Plus all of their other amazing stuff!). J. Crew, Anthropologie (no, I’m not kidding.), Boogaloos in Decatur, Dakota J’s, Festivity, Just the Thing, K-La, Kate Spade, Luna, Mitzi and Romano (my fave!), Fab’rik, Nicole Miller, Tory Burch, Tulipano (for complete list of shopping click here)
Gifts and Stationery: Dabberdoo (best baby presents ever!), Dolce (adorable custom gourmet baskets), Fragile, Limetree, Paper Affair (for full list of gifts and stationery click here)
Beauty: Kiehl’s, L’Occitane (get your Almond Oil!), Natural Body Spas, The Spa at the 4 Seasons (for complete list of health and beauty click here)
Jewelry: Dogeared.com, Dora Rae Boutique, JenBoaz.com (I have a ZILLION Jen Boaz pieces), Tassels (Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous!) For complete list of jewelry click here
Kitchen and food: Cook’s Warehouse, Piece of Cake, Sur la Table, Williams-Sonoma (for complete list of kitchen and food click here)
Restaurants: Alon’s, Ecco (yum!), Fritti, MF Sushi (both locations!), ONE. Midtown Kitchen, sotto sotto, STEEL, No Mas! Cantina, the entire Buckhead Life group of restaurants (Kudos to you, Buckhead Life!) For complete list of restaurants click here
Partners Card Online: 24 Days to Shop 24/7: This is the first year of Partners Card Online, an opportunity to shop at over 30 national online retail and mail-order companies for 24 days, October 22 – November 14.
Believe me when I tell you that even though I just listed a bazillion places, that is only the TIP of the Partner’s Card iceberg. You seriously have no idea how many stores are participating. Even big-ticket stores where 20% is no joke!
PLUS, use your Partner’s Card for a 20% discount at the following special events:
TONIGHT, Tuesday 10/19:
C’est Moi 6:30-8:30pm
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068
Enjoy wine and cheese compliments of Café de Paris.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 10/20:
3400 Around Lenox Road, Atlanta 30326
Light food and drinks will be served.
B.D. Jeffries All day Wednesday and Thursday
3736 Roswell Road, Atlanta 30342
Use your Partners Card to save 20% on trunk show items ONLY for Moore and Giles leather accessories.
Swoozie’s All Day; Cocktail event 6:00-8:00pm
4285 Roswell Road, Atlanta 30342
Make your own cupcakes and receive a special gift with purchase.
Shop early and get a bonus 5% off in addition to the 20% PC discount. Fabulous drinks and hors d’oeuvres this evening only! They will also be showcasing Mickey Lynn’s entire jewelry collection. All accessories are discounted for the evening!
Michael Stars 6:30-9:00pm
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Authentic Beauty 6:30pm
4674 Roswell Road, Atlanta 30342
“A Celebration of all our Authentic Beauties who have embraced our concept and helped us grow.”
The Chandlery 1:00-5:00pm
950 Canton Street, Roswell 30075
Enjoy wine and cheese and receive a free gift with purchase with your Partners Card.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28:
Dolce 1:00-7:00pm 8601 Dunwoody Place, Suite 304, Atlanta 30350
“Tickled Pink Shopping Soiree” with Pink Sweets, Pink Lemonade, wine, drinks, gourmet snacks. Stella and Dot will be donating a percentage of proceeds from sales to Camp Twin Lakes. Dolce creates great gourmet gift baskets, logo cookie jars, corporate and holiday gifts! Plus, you may even get to hang out with owner Laura Weiss and her DELICIOUS daughter Chelsea. Then you’d be REALLY lucky!
Wine Accessories Mart 1:00-5:00pm
4708 S. Old Peachtree Road, Norcross 30341
Get the deals the insiders get and see a high-end showroom open to Partners Card holders.
Ok, here’s the best part:
100% of the Partner’s Card sales go directly to Camp Twin Lakes. You get ALL of these fabulous deals, plus all the good Karma, and help sponsor these amazing kids’ experience at Camp Twin Lakes. Get your Partner’s Card today!
So, get your game face on, y’all. It’s Partner’s Card 2010 and I’m not taking ANY prisoners!
See you at the sales!