Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sun + Art + Beer = Atlanta/Decatur Festival Season!

This is my most favorite time of the year here in Atlanta. The weather gets warm, the azaleas blossom, there's only a hint of our infamous humidity in the air, and... the festival season ramps up!

Cath and I mainly gravitate towards the art festivals, but we love them all: film, jazz, food, beer, wine. And it all happens outside under the shady leaves of our distinct Atlanta neighborhoods: Decatur, Inman Park, Cabbage Town, Candler Park, Piedmont Park, (locals, feel free to chime in with anyone I've forgotten).


This past weekend was the Dogwood Festival. Cath went and ate funnel cake without me- oh curse her! But this weekend I will triump at the Inman Park Festival with fried dough, corndogs and beer... oh yeah, and all the awesome art that's on display. It's like a consumption-fest of the best kind: replete with people-watching, a famous parade, live music, and everyone will be there. Seriously you guys should come too!

If you need to catch a break from the heat, pop into Jac, one of our favorite local boutiques. They are having an awesome sale: 25% off nonsale items- oh and sweet things to eat and champagne! Here's a few of our favorite items: dresses by Dallin Chase, Built by Wendy, and shoes by Cynthia Vincent. Not a local? You can shop Jac online too!


Also, don't forget to stop by June Shin's booth. If $200 boutique dresses aren't in your budget, a Guns 'n' Roses ring (only $24!) just might be (you can also purchase June's jewelry at her etsy shop).


Of course, as true Decaturites we are saving a lot of our funnel-cake money for the Decatur Arts Festival (May 23-24). Oh, you'll be hearing/seeing a lot more about this soon!

Hope to see you guys sometime this spring/summer season! Let us know where you'll be!

LL

p.s. Thank you to all you guys for giving me great, cheaper alternatives to The Shoes (see post below). Get ready for some D.I.Y. madness coming your way soon!

33 comments:

indigotangerine said...

those zipper gladiators are beyond amazing. unfortunetly $212 is not in my budget right now.
-indigo

Hippie Frou Frou said...

We've been looking at duplexes and apartments around Inman Park, can't wait for the festi((S))!

jess s//

Allie said...

Can't wait to see the DIY :)

Claire said...

$200?! That's about a third of my pitiful Chinese wages out here. *sigh* can't wait to get a proper job...

Thanks for visiting my blog (^-^) I'm enjoying reading yours; I love the lashes and lips t-shirt on your post a few days ago - I have a similar one but with my clevage it's not quite so flattering, teehee!

Melanie said...

MMMMM funnel cake and corn dogs- I want them NOW even though it's only 6:30am here!! Sounds so fun!!

http://www.wreckedstellar.wordpress.com

Ace said...

Ohhhh such pretty things. That ring is great!

June Shin said...

Can't wait! It's going to be so much fun! I'll be updating twitter and FB with my exact location, so be on the lookout!

ashkindred said...

I'm lusting over the Dallin Chase dress...lusting. I will continue to lust all day long. I've put myself on shopping restriction. I'm a little out of control.

Love...

This weekend is going to be B-E-A-utiful for the festival! Have a blast!

Mare said...

Aw, I wish I could go to the festival!I love the ring; I'm glad it's available online.

Ciambellina said...

I will definitely be in Inman Park this weekend!

There's also the Grant Park Summer Shade festival. And this year the Atlanta Jazz Festival will be in Grant Park!

greenjeans said...

Ahhh festivals, nothing like warm beer, fried foods of all kinds, and the best people watching of the year. Have fun! I'll be jealous, waiting for the mercury to climb over 50 here...

Hanako66 said...

sounds like so much fun! Thanks for the links...I am going to check them both out, I love your picks!

Winnie said...

Oh that floral bandeau dress is really gorgeous! That festival sounds really fun! I would love to go to an art festival.

Cammila said...

You've got me jealous! I'm going to see if there are any fests like this in my area, pronto! I guess even if we aren't so lucky, there's always Etsy! :)

miss nayrell said...

Looking foward for ur DIY project!cant wait!;)

stylewithbenefits said...

I love festivals, def. great for people-watching. Hope you have fun this weekend! My fav is that Built by Wendy dress.. I'm a fan of the double skirts. So cute.

xo, Becs
http://www.stylewithbenefits.wordpress.com

indigotangerine said...

festivals! those are always exciting but i haven't been to many. however that graphic for the inman park festival looks really great! :) pretty graphics always win me over. haha.

thanks for the comment, and compliment about my handwriting! lol. :)

-tangerine

hiking in stilettos said...

I can't make the Inman Park Festival, but I am planning on the Decatur Arts Festival!! Have fun this weekend! I can't wait to see you two!

ZombieLace said...

East Atlanta! Hehe, I am definitely going to be at the Inman Park festival this weekend so I will surely be Asian Cajun watching! I also really love those Jac sandals, I hope they are not $200 dollars...

LENORENEVERMORE said...

The festival sounds so FUN! Adore DIY projects...show us girls!! ~Fab weekend***

Annie said...

!! The sandals are awesome

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-have a fab weekend gals, it sounds like the festivals are going to be fantastic fun indeed!

Katie Moss said...

I love this time of year, too! Rachael and I are heading out in a few hours, maybe we'll bump into you! Hooray!

Let's reschedule that photoshoot sometime soon, now that the weather is nice and pretty dresses are so much better to shoot!

Franco said...

I wanted to go to dogwood, but couldn't :(
I went last yeah when it was held in the lennox parking lot due to the drought, my art was showcased in the teen tent.
later gators.
ps: Ive redesigned my blog!

saray said...

love the zipper gladiators..

Emz said...

That blue tube dress is so cute!! I want it!! And hmm... I've never really been to any festivals, but I really want to.

Shin said...

I immediately want to spill everything for those gladiator sandals but came to my senses about the price. I love their pieces! Art Fair sounds so much fair and wish I could be there. xxoxoxo

Asianmommy said...

Love this necklace! So pretty.

First Lady of MADE said...

those gladdys are wayyy cute!

this wheel's on fire said...

i love summer festivals....so great!

The Clothes Horse said...

Oooh, wish I was there!

Hannah is Narnia's Closet said...

that sounds so fun! i can't wait to start hitting all the art and music festivals in philly!

we wear things said...

GnR RING SO COOL.. WANT>