Gourmet ice cream, a behind-the-scenes book based on a beloved film, and beautiful table linens and throw pillows in rich, autumnal colors are just a few of our happy discoveries this month. Keep reading to learn what else our city has in store, and don’t forget that many of these boutiques take the Partners Card through November 9.
Winifred Grace Jewelry
Raised in Miami and Atlanta, Winifred Gundeck draws inspiration from patterns and textures found in everything from nature to indigenous art. The result is jewelry with an earthy feel and subtle edge, Winifred Grace. Her metal of choice is bronze, and recent collections have included cuffs with constellation etchings and monogrammed stackable rings, like those pictured here.
Ann Mashburn Moccasins
Ann Mashburn has cornered the market on classic clothing with a twist. Her driving moccasins are a perfect example—soft, suede and surprisingly durable, but in out-of-the-box colors like mustard yellow, bright orange and fuchsia. We’ve got our eye on an emerald green pair for fall. $295.
SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
According to Skin IQ owner Lidia Nistor Reteneller, this award-winning face serum boasts almost every antiaging ingredient on the market and is normally only found in dermatologists’ offices. At $265, it’s definitely an investment, but at least you don’t have to make an appointment to get your hands on it.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
An effective hand cream is a must-have this time of year. L’Occitane’s shea butter concoction is so popular that one is sold every three seconds around the world. You can get yours almost as fast. There’s now a L’Occitane store in the Buckhead Atlanta retail development. $28.
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
True love is the way we’d describe our feeling about this new book. Princess Bride fans everywhere will delight in the behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the cherished cast. Did you know co-stars Robin Wright and Cary Elwes were so smitten that they wanted to keep doing takes of the final kiss? Swoon. Stop by A Cappella Books or order online for $26.
The Forest Feast
Part cookbook, part work of art, The Forest Feast features 100 simple (and we mean simple) vegetarian recipes from Erin Gleeson, a former New York food photographer and blogger. Among the thousands of cookbooks released every year, this one is a standout. $35 at Paper Source in Shops Around Lenox.
Rabbit fur vest
Add a luxe layer to your everyday ensemble with these rabbit fur vests at Frolic. If you’re hesitant to go full-on fur, try the suede or knit versions, which are also less pricey. Find at Frolic for $219-$426.
Bia Brazil leggings
This workout staple is a best seller at Deka in Shops Around Lenox. Known for the sassy snap pockets in the back, these workout pants have personality, just like the women who wear them! One size fits all. Prices range from $75-$80.
As true multitaskers, we can appreciate clothing that can be worn more than one way. This NFP knit cap-sleeve sweater works cropped (thanks to an interior belt), on the hips or around the shoulders as a shawl. Find at Sabot for $246.
The Seed Factory
If we could design a children’s store, it would look just like Seed Factory. This charming boutique is chock-full of unique clothing for kids from newborn to age 12, handcrafted gifts, simple wooden toys and blocks, and beautifully illustrated books you won’t find anywhere else. Owner Rachel Baba is another reason we visit—she’s as wonderfully creative and down-to-earth as her shop.
Marigot pjs and robe
We’re suckers for comfy pjs and robes, and Marigot fits the bill perfectly. Created from cotton poplin, the classic loungewear comes in bright block-print patterns and is what WOO Skincare and Cosmetics co-owner Linda Silber likes to call “company friendly.” In other words, your house guests will only leave with good memories from their visit. Pajamas, $132. Robe, $175.
Megan Huntz Raina dress
After a successful career as a women’s fashion designer in Europe, Megan Huntz returned home to Atlanta where she relaunched her collection of silk separates and dresses. Now we locals have access to her romantic and artfully constructed pieces, still hand sewn from imported Italian silk. Megan Huntz Raina dress, $360. Available at Henry and June in Virginia Highlands.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Our obsession with froyo is officially over now that we’ve been to Jeni’s. Famous for its homemade taste, sophisticated flavors and dedication to whole quality ingredients, the Ohio-based company opened a location in the Westside Provisions District last year. Along with bestsellers like Salty Caramel and Brambleberry Crisp, you’ll find scrumptious seasonal offerings, such as Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows. But be warned; the Jeni’s line goes out the door at night. Apparently we’re not the only ones in love.
Peach of a Party Thanksgiving Menu
It’s that time of year again. Time to gather around the table and give thanks for caterers who help with Thanksgiving dinner. Peach of a Party offers à la carte ordering of all the traditional dishes, plus, for the first time ever, fried turkeys! If only we could find someone to help with the dishes.
An Atlanta-based food company, Seven Spoons, spices up the frozen food section with globally inspired dinners developed by international chefs. Each gluten-free meal is crafted with natural ingredients and no preservatives, preps quickly and serves two. Available at Target and Whole Foods.
Wine from H&F Bottle Shop
With the holidays approaching, we’re going to need wine. Lots of it. Thankfully, H&F comes to our rescue with its 6 for $60 kits. Grab a cardboard carrier and collect your favorites from the bins in the middle of the store. You can mix and match, if you have guests with differing tastes, or stock up on the same bottle. We’ll drink to that.
Grateful Wreath Craft Kit
Something about this time of year makes us feel all warm and crafty, which is why we were drawn to the Paper Source. The whole family can contribute to creating the Grateful Wreath by writing down what they’re thankful for on the individual leaves. It helps everyone remember the meaning of the season and also makes a wonderful keepsake. $19.95
We can’t resist anything in a dusty blue color, and immediately scooped up one of these personalized canvas door stoppers for a friend with a new home. Find these at Wender and Roberts for just $11.99.
Pillows for a whole new look
The easiest way to change the look of a room is swapping out pillows, especially when decorating for the holidays. At Acquisitions on Miami Circle, the hard part will be deciding which ones to buy.
Seasonal Table Linens
Considered one of Atlanta’s best home accessory shops, Boxwoods has a wide array of seasonal napkins and placemats that will spruce up any holiday table.