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The metamorphosis of Alpharetta’s formerly sleepy downtown was no accident, albeit a few years behind the rest of metro Atlanta’s post–Great Recession construction boom.
Indiehouse Modern Fragrance Bar opened in downtown Alpharetta in the middle of the pandemic as the metro area’s first independent fragrance shop, carrying 42 niche brands and 150 scents from around the world, most of which aren’t available elsewhere in the city—plus a blending bar where shoppers can mix their own custom scents.
Avalon developer North American Properties announced the first businesses expected at Revel this week, a new mixed-use development going up at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.
Kendrick Lamar will headline the Tycoon Music Festival, while the Atlanta Design Festival offers a ton of events throughout the weekend.
As a child, Reza Nourali daydreamed of being like the Superman and Spider-Man action figures he collected. So, the 45-year-old created the MiniMe Factory, an Alpharetta-based company that creates pint-sized versions of people—or even their pets—with 3-D printing technology.
When Chanel unveils its latest marquee this month, it won’t be in Buckhead—or even in Atlanta. The new 1,000-square-foot jewel box is the fifth of the brand’s Fragrance and Beauté boutiques in the U.S. Expect a full line of cosmetics (hello, Pirate red lipstick), skincare, fragrances, and even eyewear, plus makeup consultations.
Atlanta’s entries into the Guinness Book of World Records offer not just a window into the zaniest corners of our fair city, but also proof that we can do anything we put our minds to. After all, not just any city can boast the “Largest Simultaneous Whoopie Cushion Sit.”
It’s hard for Amanda Wilbanks to remember a time when baking didn’t symbolize love and family. The 31-year-old Gainesville-based Southern Baked Pie Company founder and newly minted cookbook author’s earliest memories are filled with time spent in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother.