Around Atlanta: Waiting on Martha Boutique

I recently visited the Waiting on Martha  shop in Atlanta located at the  Shops Around Lenox. I had meant to stop by when I was in the area in the past but time never permitted. But I’m glad I had a chance to buy a few Christmas gifts during this trip.

Waiting on Martha Pop Up

Waiting on Martha Store

Owner, Mandy Frye is a fellow Atlanta lifestyle blogger who opened a brick and mortar store of her successful online boutique. She carries everything from clothing to cookbooks to stationary. When you walk into the store you feel as if you are walking into your home. I met Mandy a few years ago at a blogger event and remember hearing her talk about opening her store. In early 2016, her store is expecting to relocate to an unannounced location when her lease is up.

Inside the Waiting on Martha Store

California olive plate from Waiting on Martha

{Olive Oil Pasta Bowls by Rosanna Inc.}

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{Faribault Wool Throw Cape}

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{Spread Cheer Stemless Wine Glasses}

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{Sugar Paper Desk Calendar, Rosanna Belle Boudoir Tray, Zebra Dish}

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So if you are ever in Atlanta, please stop by and check out her store. Want to learn about other places to see and things to do in Atlanta? Check out my past features in my Around Atlanta series. 

Around Atlanta: Heat Lounge

I’m back with another installment of my Around Atlanta series. In today’s Around Atlanta series, I recently visited Heat Lounge, a blowout salon in Atlanta to get my hair done. Heat Lounge has two locations in the Atlanta area one in Buckhead and one in Dunwoody. I booked my appointment at the Dunwoody hair salon. The Dunwoody salon not only does blowouts but they also do cuts, color, treatments, and makeup. This is your one stop shop before a night on the town.

Heat Salon Dunwoody

Once you arrive you’ll be offered a glass of water, wine, mimosa, or champagne. Then you’ll meet your stylist at their chair and you’ll talk about what you were thinking about doing to your hair that day. Once you’ve chatted you’ll be taken to their washing room for a nice relaxing shampoo and conditioning treatment followed by a head massage.

My stylist did a great job on my blowout. He took time to learn about my hair and what I did and didn’t like done on my hair. They currently use all Moroccan Oil products.

I also had my makeup done by their onsite makeup artist Laura.

After having a stressful week, a visit to the salon was just what I needed.

Heat Salon Dunwoody

 

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Behind the Scenes Tour of Earthfare Grocery + A Giveaway

Earthfare at Emory Point

Earth Fare just opened its second location in Atlanta this week in the Emory area. If you aren’t familiar with Earth Fare, they are an organic grocery store that originated out of North Carolina. Since opening in the 1970s in North Carolina they have expanded their locations throughout the southeast. I remember my cousin Jasmine telling me she shopped at Earth Fare while in college at Elon in North Carolina so I was excited to visit this new store. If you know me, you know I try to stick to a organic, all-natural, limited processed foods diet. If it’s straight from the earth or an animal I’ll eat it. Which is perfect Earth Fare’s philosophy is that they ban all products that contain high fructose corn syrup, artificial fats or artificial trans fats, artificial colors, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, artificial sweeteners, antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones.

The store design is very open and airy and easy to navigate. As you shop around you will notice they carry a lot of locally sourced products. I was surprised to see so many fresh fruits and vegetables that were from the area. They also carry a ton of gluten-free products.

The one thing I think families and busy bees like me will enjoy is their prepared foods section. Their prepared foods section has a pizza bar, a sandwich bar, a sushi bar, a hot bar, and a salad bar. Each day of the week they offer a different $6 dollar special from this area. They also have healthy meal kit boxes for kids that contains one entree item paired with fruit or veggies. Perfect for the busy mom who doesn’t have time to make her kids lunch!

Earthfare Grocery Store

Earthfare also has an extensive wine and beer selection that is hand picked by the staff at the store. They try to carry a lot of local breweries and vineyards as well.

My favorite part of the store was the ravioli refrigerator. They have refrigerator case where you can customize your ravioli for tonight’s dinner. Perfect for a date night. Their selection rotates often and they have pretty unique variety. Since I don’t do dairy I was happy to see they also carry a vegan  ravioli.  

I also loved their vast selection of cheeses, they have so many dairy and nondairy options.

A trip to Earth Fare is a bit of a drive from where I live and work but it’s definitely worth a weekend trip.

Giveaway: I’m giving away one $25 gift card to Earth Fare to one lucky Eat.Drink.Shop.Love reader. You must have an Earth Fare in your area to win. Click here to view the nearest location to you. Leave a comment with the city that you live in to enter and fill out the form below. 

 
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Modani Furniture Event Recap

A couple of weeks ago I had a great opportunity come across my e-mail to host a party with Modani Furniture. Modani asked me, Egypt Sherrod from HGTV, and interior design firm Benenate Design, LLC. to host their launch event in Atlanta. Over 200 people attended the party at the luxury showroom. Wine was flowing, people were dancing, and the DJ was spinning old and new tunes.

I had never visited a Modani store before and was highly impressed with the chic designer furniture at an affordable price point. I got so many great ideas for my condo. I’m currently in the process of redecorating room by room.

Check out photos from the event below:  Modani Atlanta Event


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Thank you to everyone who attended the event! 

Your Invited: Modani Atlanta Wine & Design Party

  

I’m excited to announce I’ll be hosting an event at one of Atlanta’s top retailers, Modani. Join me next Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. along with some of Atlanta’s top tastemakers for an evening of shopping, drinking, and mingling. RSVP is required at VIPATL@modani.com. 

All Eat.Drink.Shop.Love readers will receive  a discount. Can’t wait to see you all!