As the holiday season gears up, it’s time to find the best new products and items in Atlanta to share with your friends and family. Spare your shoe soles and all the legwork by taking a look at some of the cutest, coolest pieces we’ve curated throughout the city this November!
What’s better than a fabulous new tote? What about one with a royal connection?! As part of the High Museum of Art’s new exhibition, “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections,” this tote bag’s design was inspired by the princes’ dress carriage. The item is $38 from the High Museum Shop, but members get a discounted price of $34. You can always order it through the shop online, but we suggest visiting High Museum to see the “Habsburg Splendor” exhibition in person (as well as the other amazing exhibitions) running now through January 17, 2016.
Tunic and Leggings
Even the under 10 set wants to look stylish and cool, and this tunic and leggings combo will help fashionable girls look chic on the playground. The Michelle tunic dress, $64, and leggings, $28, are Emerald August’s signature look and come in a variety of colors and styles.
These Level 99 flare jeans, $134, from Range Boutique in East Andrews, are cool, comfy and will be great for all the fall events you plan to attend. Make sure you show the rise in these flares, because it elongates the legs, and pair the look with heels or platforms to give you great height.
Half-Moon Outfitters offers a ton of adventure gear, supplies and outerwear. But the Highlands shop also sells some really cute, outdoorsy, fashionable items, including this Kavu rope bag, $50. The everyday, crossbody bag is great for moms or anybody seeking a hands-free option. Plus, the rope strapping and modern fabric up the style factor.
The only thing that could make this faux fur, light tweed vest any cuter is pockets. Eureka! After nesting our hands in the pockets of this cool Hem & Thread vest, we’re sold. Get this lightweight vest from Dakota J’s for $53 and dress up jeans or dress down a sweet dress.
Don’t let your baby be a fashion faux pas in an outdated, mushy pea-covered bib. Protect his or her clothes with a stylish bib, $22, by Thistleink from Garage Door Studio. These adorable bibs feature bows and bow ties, for girls and boys, and use 100 percent cotton/terrycloth so the bib will be nice and soft against your baby’s skin.
At your next party, choose a literary theme and serve some killer cocktails out of these very clever, kitschy cocktail recipe books — Gone With the Gin and Tequila Mockingbird, each $15, and available from Stanton Home Furnishings.
At your next party, serve dessert, cheese, appetizers or any other small bite on these charming French coasters from Gien (a company dating back to the early 1800s). This delicate set of six Chateaux de la Loire plates, $120, features French castles and are available at steve mckenzie’s in Midtown.
Ottomans can be so much more than a place to rest your feet. These multifunctional cubes, from Lewis & Sheron Textile Co., can be used as tables, extra seating or another serving spot. The cube is made from high density foam and has a removable zipper. The piece is customized, based on the fabric you choose, including materials used for drapery or upholstery, which will impact the price — $350 for the item, plus the cost of fabric (about three yards).
Just because the weather cools down doesn’t mean you have to move the party inside! Grab a few warm throws at Kolo Collection for your outside entertaining to keep your guests warm and your home chic. These Danish-designed blankets from Cane-Line, $245, are washable and come in three colors — taupe, light gray and charcoal.
Show off a radiant glow by using this best-selling exfoliator, m-61’s Power Glow Peel, from bluemercury. In fact, bluemercury is the only place in Atlanta you can find these presoaked towelettes that use glycolic and salicylic acids to diminish the look of fine lines and dreary skin.
Atlanta MADE is an amazing shop for all things Atlanta, from furniture and accessories to food and music. In the skin care realm, get HollyBeth Organics’ grits & honey scrub, $25. This exfoliant cleanses and smooths with the hard work of Southern ingredients like ground cornmeal, Tupelo honey, vitamin E and organic sweet almond oil.
If there was something like smell-o-vision, it would come in the form of Mama’s Atlanta neighborhood soaps, $9. The essence of your favorite intown neighborhoods is captured in olive oil artisan soap form — Oakhurst features lavender and mint, Inman Park features rose and geranium, and Little Five Points is, of course, patchouli and rosemary.
Collage Boutique has a great statement ring, $130, you can wear to any upcoming party or an after-work event. This two-finger ring features a trio of sparkly druzy stones set in a semiadjustable band, available in sizes S/M and M/L. This is the perfect accessory to complete your glam-meets-rocker look!
Complete your rock star look with the RockStar Mollie necklace from Judith Bright. This layering piece, $268, features cool geometric shapes in the chain necklace, as well as the feature stone. You can choose from a variety of gorgeous stones, including tiger’s eye, Peruvian opal and rutilated quartz, all pictured here. Stop by the Judith Bright store in Atlanta to see all the fabulous jewelry.
We couldn’t leave Atlanta MADE without mentioning these adorable, tasty, herb salt tubes, $10, from Back to Organics, since they’re only around for a limited time. FYI, these gourmet salts are not processed, so they do have a shelf life of about three months. Try sprinkling Himalayan pink salt in flavors like margarita and chipotle, as well as hand harvested fleur de sel, to enhance your favorite dishes. Visit Atlanta MADE soon since these salty finds won’t be around much longer.
OK, don’t be scared because you saw “moonshine” in our November FINDS. This is a really fun item, or perhaps a gift for your booziest of friends, from Savory Spice. Each mason jar set, $6.50, comes with almost everything you’ll need (jar, recipe and dry ingredients) to make a homemade concoction that’ll get you running the bases backward at Turner Field.