Where do y’all go when you need a weekend away!? I know quite a few of you are from other parts of the country, and even a couple of you are from other countries all together, BUT the place Blake and I like to go has the biggest airport in the US, so it’s likely that at some point, any of you might end up there…
When we lived in Columbia, SC, Blake and I would most often go to Charleston (also a very popular destination among Americans)… But now that we live in North Augusta, SC (practically Augusta, GA) we tend more towards ATLANTA!!
We go 2 to 3 times a year, and have experienced A LOT of the city over the past 2 years!! This past trip might be my favorite of them all, though… We stayed at the Hotel at Avalon, and it was a DREAM!! We’ve previously stayed at Airbnb’s in ATL, but never really had pleasant experiences… So, we opted for a hotel this time, and the Hotel at Avalon DID NOT DISAPPOINT!! It’s a little farther from downtown than we were used to, but it was so worth every second of driving!! The hotel is absolutely GORGEOUS!! As a blogger, a place being aesthetically pleasing is a top priority, and this place checked all of my boxes!!! Do yourself a favor, and request a corner room! The natural light was incredible!
The bed was so comfortable, they sent up a fruit & cheese board and Champagne for our anniversary, there is a Starbucks on the first floor, we ordered room service and the food was incredible (I ordered the Ham Benedict and it was amazing), and the shopping…. Let’s not forget about the SHOPPING!! Avalon has so much great shopping and eating!! Among the shopping is J Crew, Madewell, Westelm, Pottery Barn, Chanel, Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, Lucky Brand, Urban Outfitters, and so much more!! We ate at a traditional Persian restaurant called “Rumi’s Kitchen” and it was delicious, we had dessert at Cafe Intermezzo, and we went to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams TWICE!! Get yourself some Gooey Butter Cake, because it is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! P.S. they ship ;) You’re welcome!!!
We also went to The Shed at Glenwood for a really fun night of wine tasting! They only do them twice a year now, but I did ask for y’all, and they will be doing another one for the holiday’s this year! Follow them on Instagram to get updates on that…. You get 8 full pours and a 4 course tasting menu to match! Trust me when I say you should Uber there, LOL!! We loved it so much, that we actually returned there for Sunday brunch! I ordered the fried chicken omelette and the homemade biscuits with honey butter & jam, OMG!! The restaurant is in Glenwood Park, which is about a 30 minute drive from the Hotel at Avalon, but like I said before…. Worth every minute of extra driving!!
Lastly, we went to an Anberlin concert at Buckhead Theater! Although, that was probably Anberlin’s last concert ever, Buckhead Theater is still something I’d love to suggest for your entertainment needs in Atlanta! In fact, Carly Rae Jepson, Charli XCX, August Burns Red, Andy Grammer, and so many more will be performing there before the end of the year! And as far as concert venues go, this one is truly amazing - the bathrooms are so clean (the most important quality, obviously, LOL)!!
And how could I forget to give you the update on getting to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale IN PERSON! If you’d like to see my top picks for the sale, you can go back 2 blog posts (or click HERE). And if you’d like to shop the exact items I actually bought, you can find them below! Also, all of the outfits in the photos above are shoppable by clicking on each image!
XOXO - Rachel