Having just gotten back from the Atlanta Gift Show, I'm reminded that Atlanta is one of my all-time favorite cities outside of Boston. Despite the cold spell during this trip, I still got to visit all my favorite stores, restaurants and hang outs that make my semi-annual trip to Atlanta special. So, I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite spots in Atlanta so if you're going there anytime soon you'll have some fun things to check out.
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Atlanta has some wonderful restaurants, a few stand out as must visits during your stay. One of my all-time favorites is The Colonnade on Cheshire Bridge Road. The clientelle is nicknamed "gays and greys" because there are always a room full of gay men (of all ages) and some fabulous "blue haired" ladies!! It's so popular that it has a regular set of followers and although I'm only there every 6 months, I always seem the same cast of characters! The Colonnade was founded in 1927. The restaurant moved to its present location in 1962 and has been owned by the Jones' family since 1979. Adding to its charm is the fact that it's located next to a somewhat seedy motel, which in it's hayday was probably one of the hot Atlanta motels!
As far as shopping goes, a must stop is Boy Next Door for great men's clothing. I always find brands there that I don't see any place else.
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If you're looking for antiques, a great shop is Antiques and Beyond. It's Atlanta's largest shop and filled with almost every style and era of antiques. Heavy emphasis on furniture, but lots of great smalls, jewelry, china and fun stuff. I've been going for years and always find something that I can't live without!
I could write a ton more about Atlanta, but don't want to keep you reading all day long!! Feel free to contact me for other suggestions and fun places to visit. The Aquarium is an absolute must see!! It's one of the most amazing I've seen. I haven't yet been to the World of Coke, but a friend works for Coca Cola and he says it's filled with wonderful history and a chance to taste Coke drinks from around the world. If you go, have a wonderful trip and enjoy!