Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Real Men Shop at Lola's

This Saturday night, Lola's Boutique of Atlanta is offering your man an evening of free beer, free food

Yep, you read me right. Lola's encourages the guys to "step out of the man cave and bring it" from 5-8PM on November 20. Old faves Sam Adams and Sweetwater 420 will be on hand to help loosen up these guys (and hopefully their wallets) ultimately benefiting gals like you and me when Santa comes to town. Furthermore, jewelry designer Ali Howell from ali and bird will be there to help guide your man into choosing the perfect stocking stuffer just for you!

Lola's is located at 5531 Chamblee Dunwoody Road (across the street from the
Dunwoody Tavern, of which I'm sure your gents are familiar). Call for more info 770-698-1400.

Friday, November 12, 2010

TODAY ONLY: 25% Off IceMilk Aprons

I've had the great fortune of meeting some pretty amazing people in Atlanta. One such multi-talented person I met recently is Ashley Schoenith, the social media coordinator for the non-profit organization Cure Childhood Cancer. When I first met her, I was so impressed with her poise and dedication to her job and her cause.

But people have a way of surprising you further, and I learned Ashley is not only a faithful fitness bootcamper (6AM workouts 5 days a week? Such dedication!) but also is the creative mind behind IceMilk Aprons...a most buzzed-about line of beautiful, fashionable, Anthropologie-esque aprons. How much more impressive can this girl get?

Now I'll be the first to say I'm terrified of the oven...I have no confidence whatsoever when it comes to cooking, baking and the like (much to my husband's dismay!) But I think I'd consider mimicking Martha if I got the chance to sport one of these IceMilk Aprons!

What's that you say? You'd like one too? Well how about you snag one for 25% off til the end of the day today (11/12) with the code SWMAG. They'd be the perfect present for your bakerella bestie! And of course, they're already 100andSouth as is, but I recommend punching up your apron's personality with the custom monogramming option!

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Atlanta Boutique Alert: VETTED

A new boutique has opened its doors in Atlanta, taking the place of Lexie and Jane on East Paces Ferry. VETTED features styles from Geren Ford, Thread Social and Leigh and Luca, replacing the tons and tons of tee shirts and jeans previously occupying the space.

Check out their super clean interior. I love the contrast of the darker, fall-hued clothing with the white walls. I can only imagine how bright this space will be come spring.

The exterior of the store got a makeover too...a yellow door helps to welcome new customers while the dark paint keeps things mysterious.

Here's hoping their website also will receive a makeover here soon with more details about what designers they are carrying!

Have any of your dear readers checked it out?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Macy's Heart of Haiti: Shopping with a Purpose

Wouldn't it be easier to swipe your credit card if you knew part of the cost of your purchase was going to a good cause? I know I'd be much more likely to buy something if I knew my funds were doing some good elsewhere (rather than just looking good on my feet, wrists, torso, etc.)

That's why I am a huge fan of the Heart of Haiti home decor line, now available at Macy's. The line is part of a "Trade Not Aid" initiative that Brandaid and Fairwinds Trading presented to Macy's in an effort to help build Haiti's economy after the devastating earthquake that shook the nation on January 12, 2010. Handcrafted by several hundred artisans in Haiti, the items are as colorful and as inspiring as the folks who make them.

This artist works showcases a papier mache house he built, with precision, for the Macy's Heart of Haiti line

The line features items like picture frames, mirrors, decorative bowls, serving trays and vases made of materials unique to Haitian art like metal, papier mache and quilting. By selling the line at Macy's, Heart of Haiti creates opportunities for Haitian artisans to earn money with dignity and bring in life-changing income for themselves, their families, and their communities - helping to clothe families, repair damaged homes and improve education.

A few pieces from the line including a Steel Picture Frame, $25; Pot Holder and Oven Mitt, $25; Serving Tray, $35

Personally, I think these are the best possible holiday gifts one could buy for family, co-workers, teachers, and any other meaningful, influential and inspiring people in your life. And since most items are less than $100, you can provide your loved ones with special gifts at home and change lives in Haiti. And now with Hurricane Tomas beating down on Haiti, the least we can do to help them recover from these natural disasters is buy some beautiful housewares.

If you'd like to support the Heart of Haiti line, join in the conversation on Twitter by following @HeartofHaiti or liking the Heart of Haiti Facebook page. Shop the line online at Macy's or in 25 stores across the country.

Note: I have been working as a part of the EVERYWHERE team to create awareness about the Heart of Haiti line, but the thoughts and opinions expressed above are solely my own.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Haute Mamas in Atlanta!

You know me...I'm a sucker for a boutique bargain sale. The last one above Z Gallerie in Atlantic Station nearly made my head explode, I was so excited.

If you're a Haute Mama living in the Atlanta area, you may want to check out another huge sale for your little ones coming up on November 13. Some of the chicest children's boutiques (Sparkle Bugs, Monkey Moo's, Layla Luv and Addy's Closet to name a few) will be offering their goodies for amazing prices, all yours with a $5 admission charge that will benefit the non-profit Atlanta charity Girl Talk, a student-to-student mentoring program that pairs high school girls with middle school-aged girls for peer-based support and self-esteem building.

Giving and getting? What could be better, you ask? How about if one of your favorite "big girl" boutiques in Atlanta, Meringue, was there too with racks of hugely-discounted clothes (with brands like Corey Lynn Calter, Ella Moss and Lauren Moffat)for you to browse? Your dreams have come true, my friends.

So head out to Atlantic Station, above Z Gallerie, on November 13 from 9AM to 6PM and let me know what you find! Call (404)876 1359 with any questions, and as always, ENJOY!