Friday Favorites: Around Atlanta


“If you’re looking for great art from up-and-coming artists, be sure to check out Gregg Irby Fine Art. The gallery represents some of my favorite local artists like Michelle Armas and Brit Bass.” Sejal Bhima, Associate Editor of AH&L 

“The Swan House is breathtaking. It is thought to have the only Ruby Ross Wood-designed interiors still in existence.” —Jennifer Boles, The Peak of Chic


“My husband approves of anything I bring home for him from BD Jeffries. I think he owns three of their signature alligator belts. (We purchase all of our wedding gifts there, too.)” —Elizabeth Ralls, Editor in Chief of AH&L 

“You’ll find one-of-a-kind selections at Pieces. I’m endlessly inspired by owner Lee Kleinhelter’s imagination,” Haskell Harris, Magpie by Haskell Harris 

I love shopping at Boxwoods because you can close your eyes and point to anything in the shop and it will be elegantly cool, very unique and something I just HAVE to have.” —Gina Christman, Publisher of AH&L 


“It’s a tie between Bistro Niko, F&B and the new St. Cecilia. I am a Salade Niçoise fanatic and these restaurants understand the traditional French preparation and NEVER use seared tuna.” —Gina Christman

“Stop by The Pie Shop for a fresh slice because who doesn’t love pie in the afternoon?” Haskell Harris 


“I could spend hours in West Midtown, whether alone or with the whole family. The bridge at Westside Provisions District is a great spot for some train-spotting with my boys.” —Elizabeth Ralls 

“There’s always something happening at the WSPD—pop-up shops, performances, book signings, etc. It’s a fun weekend destination!” —Sejal Bhima  


Seed Factory is my go-to for children’s gifts…and a visit to Jonathan Adler is enough to brighten anyone’s day.” —Elizabeth Ralls

“Both Sid Masburn and Ann Mashburn have a curated selection of clothing, accessories and shoes that can’t be missed,” Kelly Ottinger, Kelly Market 

“I’m a big fan of Atlanta Made, a co-op style shop that features great gifts and locally made furniture. It’s amazing to see all the talent that is in the Atlanta area—available in one shop.” —Capella Kincheloe, Capella Kincheloe 

Star Provisions because most of the merchandise has a ‘collected’ look and many of the displays showcase owner Anne Quatrano’s stylish sense of humor.” —Gina Christman


“The fried green tomatoes at West Egg Cafe are top-notch, and the boozy milkshakes are a great way to kick off or end a meal.” Tucker Berta, Tucker Berta

Miller Union is one of my favorites. The food is always fresh and innovative, and it has one of the best wine lists in the South.” —Gina Christman 


“I’m always impressed with the exhibition lineup at the Museum of Design Atlanta. Each show challenges you to think in a new light.” —Sejal Bhima 

“Midtown is home to lots of great foodie and music festivals! The upcoming Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is my favorite.” —Lindsey Wohlfrom, Marketing Coordinator at AH&L 


Empire State South is a feast for the stomach and the eyes,” Erika Ward, Blu Label Bungalow

“Sangria and profiteroles on Piola‘s outdoor patio is a weekly summertime tradition for me and my girlfriends.”  —Sejal Bhima 


“I love going to the Georgia Aquarium. I could stare at those beluga whales for hours.” —Elizabeth Anderson, Art Director at AH&L 

“The Skyview Ferris Wheel offers rides in gondolas that give a fun perspective on glittering downtown views.” Tucker Berta 


“Visit (Context) Gallery in the historic Freeman Ford building to find iconic modern design pieces and brands such as Cappellini, Cassina, Knoll and Vitra.” Tucker Berta

“This is technically south of downtown Atlanta, but Scott Antique Markets is a treasure trove of beautiful goods.” —Sejal Bhima 


“To have a cocktail or meal atop the Westin Peachtree at The Sundial is almost an Atlanta rite of passage.” Erika Ward

“You’ll find a sampling of some of the city’s best eats—from soulful southern plates to raw juices—at Sweet Auburn Curb Market.” Tucker Berta 

Looking for more local hotspots? Be sure to check out  The Design Lover’s Guide to Atlanta in our March issue, or click here