3145 Peachtree Road, Suite 185, Atlanta, Ga, 30305


This little boutique has a knack for pulling our favorite pieces from comfort-zone designers—a kelly-green backless, cap-sleeve dress by Tibi; an abstract zebra-print dress with a leather collar by Milly. There are tastefully skin-baring tops by Velvet, Ella Moss, and Trina Turk, and a surprisingly large stock of jeans by Mother and James. Throw in […]

Website: http://tulipanoboutique.com/

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Sid Mashburn

1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA, 30318


Sid doesn’t go for trends or flavor-of-the-month brands. His clothes are classic, not conservative. The suit you pay so dearly for today should still earn you compliments a decade or two from now. That’s because you’re buying sturdy fabrics, solid craftsmanship, on-site tailoring, and sage advice on where your trousers should break and how much […]

Website: http://sidmashburn.com/

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3400 Around Lenox Drive, Suite 219, Atlanta, GA, 30326


After well over a decade, Tootsies is still the place for upscale cocktail numbers, sophisticated prom dresses, and mother-of-the-bride gowns. Its nearly 12,000 square feet read like a love letter to the dress, with Peter Pilotto sheaths in bright abstract patterns, edgy leather-trimmed knit dresses by Yigal Azrouël, and flowy full-length pieces from ML Monique […]

Website: http://tootsies.com/

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Jeffrey Atlanta

3500 Peachtree Road, Phipps Plaza, Atlanta, GA, 30326


Jeffrey, now in its twenty-third year, is as relevant as ever. Front and center in the window this fall were embellished pumps by of-the-moment Belgian designer Dries Van Noten, whose footwear can be hard to find in Atlanta. Inside, plenty of the old standbys, from rock-stud Valentinos to patent Louboutins, but also less ubiquitous labels […]

Website: http://jeffreynewyork.com/

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East Pearl

1810 Liddell Lane, Duluth, GA, 30096


Pinning down optimum dim sum is a never-ending hunt: The chefs at Chinese restaurants constantly hop from one kitchen to the next without warning. Right now we’ll put our money on Duluth’s East Pearl, oddly lodged in a faux Alpine chalet.


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3630 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30326


Tomohiro Naito’s Buckhead show palace juggles two personalities. One indulges in flash and draws beautiful crowds. But the quieter side of Tomo lures the chowhounds.

Website: http://tomorestaurant.com/


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Sotto Sotto

313 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307


Here’s the key to a memorable meal: Share a generous spread of pastas and risottos. Most of the dishes can be ordered in appetizer-sized half portions, all the better for sampling.

Website: http://urestaurants.com/


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Restaurant Eugene

2277 Peachtree Road, Aramore Building, Atlanta, GA, 30309


Dining these days is as much about the buzz as the food. For those times, though, when you seek an intimate tete-a-tete, plan an evening at Linton Hopkins’s south Buckhead fortress of quietude.

Website: http://restauranteugene.com/


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490 East Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305


This enduring fine dining destination showcases chef Gerry Klaskala’s taste for slow-cooked food and organic produce. A fitting choice for anniversaries and other intimate celebrations.

Website: http://aria-atl.com/


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Sushi House Hayakawa

5979 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA, 30340


What a relief to sit in a plain room and savor simple dishes like ikura don—salmon roe marinated in homemade soy sauce, gilded with sea urchin, and served over rice and seaweed—or a plate of sashimi arranged so meticulously you wonder if the staff moonlight as photo stylists.

Website: http://atlantasushibar.com/


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The Porter Beer Bar

1156 Euclid Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307


In their lovably scruffy Little Five Points digs, husband-and-wife owners Nick Rutherford and Molly Gunn preside over the city’s largest selection of beer.

Website: http://theporterbeerbar.com/


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1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA, 30318


How does the Westside’s crown jewel remain at the top year after year? Extraordinary hospitality, for starters.

Website: http://starprovisions.com/


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Steven Alan

1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA, 30318


Part apothecary, part gift shop, part casual clothing boutique, Steven Alan is a one-stop shop for both men and women.

Website: http://www.stevenalan.com/

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The London Trading Company

30 East Andrews Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30305


Ever wanted to dress like one of the landed gentry, stomping around your country estate? Here’s a one-stop outdoors­wear shop for carriage-trade Anglophiles.

Website: https://www.londontradingcompany.com/

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Foxtale Book Shoppe

105 East Main Street, Woodstock, GA, 30188


Perched on the edge of downtown Woodstock, FoxTale is the quintessential community bookstore.

Website: http://www.foxtalebookshoppe.com/

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Maple Street Guitars

3199 Maple Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30305


Just when you think you’ve strummed The One, a Maple Street staffer hands you a different make or model that will change your mind.

Website: http://maplestreetguitars.com/

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Agent Provocateur

3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30326


Though some of its products may veer into Fifty Shades territory, on a whole, AP brings an upmarket edginess to underpinnings that hasn’t been seen in this city before.

Website: http://www.agentprovocateur.com/

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The Art Institute of Atlanta

6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 100 Embassy Row, Atlanta, GA, 30328


Founded in 1949 as Massey Business College, the college became the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1975 and is now one of the Art Institutes, a system of more than fifty schools located throughout North America.

Website: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta/

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