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!
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!