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Archive for the ‘Stores to Love’ Category

Play Date with my Sister

Last Friday I had scheduled to go to lunch and Pure Barre with my sister. But I had an emergency with work and ended up only being able to go to lunch and Hobby Lobby. Neither of us had ever been exposed to the joys of Hobby Lobby till the past couple of weeks and now we are OBSESSED. Like want to roll around in glitter and tie giant bows around ourselves love it.

We are both in suburbs more often than not now, so the restaurant options are limited. But there is a really good Greek dive near the house that I enjoy and she loved too.

Spanakopita FTW

Then it was off to Hobby Lobby and contemplating wrapping paper and glue guns.

I found this ridiculous mirror. It would be so fun in a certain tween’s bedroom don’t you think?

Slightly over the top and tacky but the Dolly Parton in me loves it.

I’m wearing a J.Crew skirt that I had taken in to fit. I’m sure you’ve seen it everywhere and I wear it all the time. If you wanted your own here is a Factory option available on eBay.

The Hobby Lobby purchases were wrapping paper and bows to wrap presents for B’s twin nieces and his brother.

So cute. Nothing better than a Tiffany bow to finish off a gift.

I think the birthday tags are to cute.

I still worked sparkle into the bow for this guy’s gift.

It was so fun giving the gifts. Honestly, I think they liked the wrapping better than what was inside the boxes.

We had so much fun during those couple of hours. We are going to Pure Barre together on Friday and then lunch at our Mom’s so definitely looking forward to another adult playdate.

Fashion – Lilly Pulitzer Newport Dress

I tried this dress on at my local Lilly store, Mint Julep.


However, I tried it on in the Multi Amazly pattern.

I have to tell you the picture does not do it justice. It is HOT! FOR REAL! I am 5’9 and this dress is short on me. Not day appropriate except on the weekend with cute flipflops. I prefer it though with my strappy gold sandals and lots of jewelry. Rachel Zoe it up.

This is not your average Lilly. It is sexy and fun. And I think I am going to have to go back and get it.

Stores to Love – Calista Cove

My favorite new online store is Calista Cove and Jennifer’s blog Life in the Cove. I just love all the cute, fun bracelets she offers. Amongst many other items.

Jennifer has been kind enough to offer my readers a special discount.

You will receive 20% off your purchase with checkout code “southernsocial” on all orders over $25 effective Wednesday 10/15 – 10/31. Offer cannot be combined with other checkout code offers.

I have added the Calista Cove link to right in the category Stores to Love for your convenience too.

Happy Shopping!

Sales – Tax Break Sale at Blue Genes


Just thought I would pass it along. Click the picture to see the info better.

Events – Tibi Trunk Show at Tulipano

Tulipano is one of my favorite boutiques here in Atlanta. The ladies who own it are super sweet. They have already been kind enough to special order a lightweight, pink coat from Liquid for me this spring. (My old Banana Republic one was at death’s door.)

I will definitely be picking up a few items for my birthday trip tomorrow night. Then I am taking my friend R- out to dinner for her birthday since I can’t go to the birthday party on Saturday night. Should be a fun night.

Tibi Trunk Show
Thursday, April 3rd

Please join us for a trunk show featuring Tibi’s spring line!
Receive 20% off* all Tibi
and 15% off* your other purchases.

Enjoy cocktails and lite bites while you shop!

*Not valid with any other promotion. sale items not included. discount applied on 4/3/08 only.

Stores to Love, DC Version – Sugar

Sugar is a small boutique in Georgetown. We were driving down Wisconsin on our way to Citronelle and I was doing the tourist head-whip to make sure I did not miss anything. And there it was in the window. The Tibi dress I had been coveting for Spring.

I was able to go back the next day and get the dress. The ladies in the store were great and did not hold back with opinions. The store selection included Tibi, Nanette Lepore, Splendid, and accessories. I enjoyed the edited selection and had a great experience. There were several other items I wanted but had some self restraint.

Regarding the dress, I thing it looks like an exotic garden print on it. Not your typical floral pattern. It is a little different than the normal “tea party” dress. I don’t think everyone will like it, but it works for me. If you would like to buy the dress, Saks has it here.

It runs a size big. Unbelievably, that dress is a size 4. I think they tagged them all wrong at the factory.

Outside view of sugar … See my Tabblo>

Stores to Love – Glamorous Amorous

I am a HUGE fan of European lingerie. With Valentine’s just around the corner, I thought I would pass along this link to Glamorous Amorous. They sell beautiful lingerie, including the brand Damaris which makes these elusive knickers. Very sexy. Very over the top.

So beautiful and fab. And worth the sad dollar exchange for a wonderful night.

Stores to Love – Vinings Boutique Warehouse Sale

Vinings Boutique Warehouse Sale

January 12-13 from 10 am – 6 pm

West Village Shopping
4500 West Village Place Suite 3005
Smyrna, GA 30080

Stores Include: Cherry Pie, Frolic, Hand in Pocket, Liv’s, Lollipop’s & Lemonade, Pashmere, Shiami Doors, Tracy Nicole

I really love some of these stores. If you are brave, I would go.

Stores to Love – Blue Genes

This is one of my favorite stores.


Great sale. Click on the picture to read all about it.

Stores to Love – Lollipops & Lemonade, Honey, Design Within Reach

Honey is now open from 10 am – 3 pm on Mondays.

Get the $10 off special on any mani-pedi combo including: Honey Fingers and Honey Toes or Flowering Fingers and Worker Bee Pedi.

Check their site for more info.

Lollipops and Lemonade is having their 2 Year Anniversary Celebration. Offering FREE stationary personalization and $10.00 off monogramming. Plus, new addititions to summer markdowns.

The new Design Within Reach has opened on Peachtree Road.