|How wonderful are these illustrations by Natalie Kilgore. She made each one specifically for the ATL LOVE series. Find more of her work at Natty Michelle|
Today we are touring Peachtree Hills/Buckhead with the fabulous Nicole Melvin of Probably Polka Dots. Nicole is super stylish school teacher who loves polkadots, monograms, and sweet tea. She is currently planning her wedding and I love her Wedding Wednesday Series - and I'm not even planning a wedding!
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What you love about your hood: Ironically, I love the hustle and bustle. There is always movement and there are always people to see and things to do. I also must say that the location is a prime spot. We can hop to just about any other neighborhood in about 10 minutes.
Favorite breakfast/brunch: Buttermilk Kitchen: the fried egg BLT is a must have. They pickle the tomatoes which gives the sammie a little zing that is irresistible.
Favorite coffee stop: Henri's Bakery: Henri's has been in business for over 84 years! It's inviting staff and quaint garden patio is a wonderful place to read the newspaper or a good book on a Saturday morning.
Best working lunch: Souper Jenny, hands down. If the line is short, zip in and out in under 5 minutes, and if it's long, it's worth the wait! Grab a bowl of soup with a salad or sandwich, a cookie, and a drink for $14. I know it sounds steep, but everything is homemade by Jenny. If it's your first visit, snag a steaming bowl of "My Dad's Turkey Chili." And, if you're visiting on a Thursday, wait until 5:30 and go for their grilled cheese night!
Best date night bet: Georgia Grille: This quaint, southwestern restaurant named for artist Georgia O'Keefe is my favorite place for date night. The staff is friendly, the margaritas are plentiful, and it's tucked away in a small corner of a shopping center. Order the shrimp and grits for a light meal of shrimp and veggies in a balsamic reduction. The house favorite? Lobster enchiladas!
Best meeting friends for drinks: Treehouse: Nestled inbetween some trees in a corner of Peachtree Hills, Treehouse is a watering hole for happy hours that turn into dinner hours that turn into late night chats. The majority of the restaurant is outside, so plan to go on a nice evening where you can enjoy the atmosphere and the company.
Favorite dessert stop: Cami Cakes: The original Atlanta cupcake destination that has the moistest, most delectable cupcakes in the city. You can't beat the red velvet, but my personal favorite is the Raspberry Chocolate. The kids will love flavors like Cotton Candy & Lemon Drop. YUM!
Donuts, pie, or ice cream: Cacao Atlanta for artisan chocolate, cakes, and fantastic milk shakes!
Diner, greasy spoon, or grab and to-go dinner: Grindhouse Killer Burgers: Get the pimento cheese burger loaded with cheesy-goodness, a fried green tomato, and coleslaw...and maybe wash it down with a Boozy Milkshake. Just trust me.
Neighborhood Shop or Farmer’s Market: Peachtree Hills Farmer's Market: Saturdays from 8:30-12 in the parking lot of the Cathedral of St. Philip. The vendors are incredible and provide the best local produce. I always pick up a jar of Phickle's Pickles & buns from H&F bread company for burger night!
Non-food shopping: Swoozies: This is my go-to for unique gifts for just about any occasion.
Many thanks to the talented Natalie Kilgore, who's incredible hand draw illustrations really tie the series together. You can purchase her work in her etsy shop, Natty Michelle Paperie or follow her blog, Natty Michelle, for her insightful "free-lance ladies" series or peeks into her charming home.
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