Last week I attended the grand opening of Avalon– a new shopping, living and entertainment development in Alpharetta. It started with a media breakfast provided by Goldbergs Fine Foods, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and then a private tour of the West Elm. I met up with several bloggers and we got a run down of the store and merchandise by the West Elm public relations director Nicole. She was incredibly nice and led us around to each section as we talked about new collaborations with organizations such as FEED, holiday collections and the really cool ‘made by locals’ section. I respect that West Elm supports local talent. I especially find it great that they feature talented ladies I know personally like Native Bear and Honeycomb Studios!
We walked around Instagramming and snapping away. Let me tell you, this place is GORGEOUS! Here are some of favorite corners and merchandise from the tour-
L2R— Lauren of Fashionably Lo, Ashley of Turquoise and Teale, Me, Tiffany of Tiffany Style Blog, Allison of Jezebel Magazine and Anna of In Honor of Design.
Thank you West Elm for the hospitality! We’ll be seeing each other again real soon!
Avalon is located at 2200 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Next up—my tour of the new Free People!
I was pleased with how the other INSTA-FAVES post turned out so thought I’d make it a thing here on LF. I’ll post when I have four images saved to my phone of similar aesthetic. Just like the other post, here, I’ll share the image source and what you can expect to see if you follow the account. This entry’s theme is food/kitchen!
Here you will find beautiful flower arrangements, table settings and events. Love me some well organized ariel photos and how cute are those daisies!?
(this photo promoting event with @masonshaker)
Here you will find not only pretty clothes from their web store and catalog but also event coverage and inspiring home decor. After seeing this photo I immediately checked out the Mason Shaker site and added their products to my wet bar wishlist-good stuff!
Here you will find stunning food photography, blog updates, home decor inspiration, Beth’s travel photos and more! I know you’re wondering about that moon mug so I’ll spare you the research, it’s by Small Spells.
@folkmagazine (they regrammed this from @iampatrickchin)
Here you will find all things authentic from a photographers moment, food, families, decor and lots more all capturing America in it’s finest. This is a blueberry lavender pie, I repeat. BLUEBERRY LAVENDER!
Hope you enjoyed! Soft launch of our website is coming tomorrow, can’t tell you yet but it’s going to be a goodie and I’ll definitely share soon!