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September 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm
High Museum. Little Five Points. Virginia Highlands.
September 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm
In Savannah, Sweet Potatoes is supposed to have the best Southern Cooking in town. And don't forget to stroll down Jones St with a cocktail in hand(I'm pretty sure they still have an open container liquor law).
September 14, 2010 at 3:38 pm
My friend's modelling in The Aveda Hairshow, and another friend is the one who is doing the stylingIt's on the 19th, so you'll be downtown!http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124291977617218
p.s. I love what you do, I can't wait to see what you find down here!
September 14, 2010 at 3:40 pm
Mrs. Wilkes' restaurant in Savannah. So happy you're hitting the South!
September 14, 2010 at 3:43 pm
Atlanta is a great city to wander in… Virginia Highlands, Decatur, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Everyone goes to The Varsity and gets a Frosted Orange (everything else is too greasy to eat!). The Aquarium is great and Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza have some great shopping. Have a great trip!
September 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Atlanta is great for wandering… go to Virginia Highlands or Decatur and walk around. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the Georgia Aquarium are both awesome. The best shopping is at Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza. Everyone goes to The Varsity, but the food is too greasy to eat, so get a Frosted Orange instead. Have a wonderful trip and I cannot wait to see what you find to photograph in the greatest city in the South!
September 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm
I highly, highly, highly recommend the restaurant 6 Feet Under. You won't regret it. (in Atlanta)
In Savannah: Broughton St, Atlantic Station, Riverstreet
September 14, 2010 at 3:50 pm
hoooooorayyyyy!!!! that's my birthday. hope to get to meet you both!
Welcome, welcome! I look forward to seeing what you think of our city.
I'd recommend Piedmont Park (Atlanta's Central Park), Buford Highway (for authentic global cuisine of every nationality) and the High (current major exhibit: Dali's late works).
and agreed, the varsity SUCKS except for the FO.
September 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm
Eat at Ria's Bluebird Cafe, Gato Bizco, Taqueria Del Sol. Visit Cabbagetown and Poncey Highlands, Little Five Points. Plaza Theater and The Majestic Diner are great places to visit too.
September 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm
I'm excited to hear you're coming to Atlanta, and very interested to see what you shoot here!
Like people have said, Decatur and Virginia Highlands, even Little 5 Points (not 5 points-LITTLE 5 points) should be on your walking list.
In Decatur you are by law required to eat at Brickstore in the square :) It has the best Belgian beers as well as an extensive beer list on hand. The chicken salad melt is to die fore, you won't be sorry!
If you are at Lenox, be sure to check out the RRL section in the RL store, it has such a true vintage vibe, and I hear that it's one of the biggest Double RL stores per square footage wise.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy atlanta! And hopefully see you around!
September 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm
eat at empire state south in atl-a newly opened and great resto. also, restaurant eugene and holman and finch are wonderful, too, in atl. the high museum is great. you can walk in each neighborhood-inman park, virginia highlands, etc. but atl is pretty spread out and is kind of a car city. def check out the varsity-it is an institution!!
savannah has a plethera of amazing options-def hit broughton st downtown, the scad student store and gallery, and stroll through the parks and see amazing scenery, old buildings, etc. there are some great antiques and vintage stores there as well.there is lots of good southern cooking there. the best resto (although italian) is garibaldis on congress st. enjoy! the south has tons to offer…
I second Mrs. Wilkes' Guest House for lunch. Open 11-2 for family style, sit-down-and-rub-elbows-with-the-Southerners, Southern food. Plus, there is a line around the block where you might see a worthwhile style or two:)
September 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm
I'm so glad you're coming to the South! I would try Rosebud for brunch in the Virginia Highlands. I would also try Little Five Points, which is a five minute drive from the Virginia Highlands. It has the best vintage shops and record stores.
September 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm
Ecco is the restaurant to go to in Atlanta. Won best restaurant in the US by Esquire in 2006. Phenomenal, and not stuffy.
September 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm
Broughton Street! Full of good food amazing architecture and of course stylish Southerners. And don't miss Forsyth Park either!
September 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm
You have to check out Zunzi's in Savannah, a hole in the wall eatery located on York at Drayton with the best cuisine in town.
September 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm
Broughton Street! Full of photo ops whether it be the architecture, people, or food, you won't be disappointed. Make sure to check out Forsyth Park too!
September 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm
Hope to see you at the gallery and maybe you'll sign my copy of your book!
In Atlanta, see the Dali show at the High Museum (a fantastic exhibition in a gorgeous museum by Richard Meier & Renzo Piano.) Sid Mashburn (sidmashburn.com) is a great men's shop — walking distance from knock-out restuarants Abbatoir, JCT (new southern), and Bacchanalia (one of Atlanta's best for years.)
Not much of a street-life in Atlanta… you may see some local-style at the West-Side art walk on Saturday.
September 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm
I assume you are hitting Sid Mashburn's place while in the ATL. I recommend checking out either Miller Union or Bacchanalia which are right by his place. Both require advance reservations.
September 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm
Atlanta:The West Side District: Octane Coffee House, Taqueria del Sol, Star Provisions, Sid Masburn and Abattoir.
Cabbagetown (a downtown neighborhood): the neighborhood and Krog tunnel are great for photos, Ria's Bluebird Cafe for brunch or lunch, Carroll St Cafe – all great for food and street style.
September 14, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Please for the love of god come down to New Orleans!! They need more style here other than Saints gear!
soul vegetarian restaurant in atlanta – vegan southern cuisine, for when you need a break from the peculiar combination of grease and refinement my home of the south seems to require. casual, light, and delicious. all of savannah is a pleasure to experience. if you somehow make it to athens GA as well, you MUST eat at The Grit!
September 14, 2010 at 4:17 pm
Definitely take a stroll around Little Five Points, East Atlanta Village, and the Sweet Auburn neighborhood. Even though it's an hour outside of Atlanta, for some great street fashion, you might check out Athens. If you go to Athens, Janis at Minx and Airee at Agora are the ladies to see. Restaurants in Atlanta: Six Feet Under, Canoe, and for brunch: Einstein's or The Flying Biscuit.
Don't miss Bonaventure Cemetary or Forsyth Park in Savannah. That's truly a taste of the old south. And Clary's for breakfast.
Can't wait to see what yall find in Atlanta! Try visiting downtown Decatur or Inman Park instead of the Highlands or Buckhead, it's a little bit more *real*!
September 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm
How exciting! Savannah is gorgeous and Atlanta is the happening city in the South!
So I guess you are missing London Fashion Week, huh?
Congrats on the exhibition. Be sure to take pictures of it!
September 14, 2010 at 4:20 pm
Awesome pants! Love the whole look.
September 14, 2010 at 4:22 pm
Definitely take a stroll through Little Five Points, East Atlanta Village, and Sweet Auburn. Restaurant suggestions: Six Feet Under, Canoe, and for brunch: Einstein's or The Flying Biscuit. Also, consider driving over to Athens. It's one of the most interesting cities in the south. And if you go, try Minx and Agora for quality vintage shopping.
September 14, 2010 at 4:25 pm
In Savannah you have to come see us! The most fashionable SCAD fashion students you will come across at Henry St. in Eckburg Hall! I used Garance as an inspiration for one of my finals, as if I were designing for her.:)
September 14, 2010 at 4:30 pm
L5P is great.
* Vortex — best burgers.* Stefan's Vintage — small but gorgeous selection of men's and women's clothing.* Wish (wishatl.com) — a lovely store with clothes upstairs and a great selection of sneakers in the basement.* Criminal Records* A Cappella Books* Junkman's Daughter
I missed you guys when you passed through Paris last fall — can't wait to meet you in Atlanta!
September 14, 2010 at 4:32 pm
You would love the photograph opportunities in Little Five Points. Its full of characters and quirky shops. Little Five Points Pizza is also delicious.
A good breakfast place is The Flying Biscuit right by Candler Park near Five Points, as well as Ria's Bluebird Cafe.
Athens GA is also a really great little town full of yummy food and amazing people and shops. It is a college town though (UGA), with a big Football game on saturday, so look out for traffic!
I'm so looking forward to meeting you and Garance this Friday!
September 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm
Bonaventure Cemetery, just outside Savannah. Spanish moss, super beautiful, pure South.
A Lot Like Fashion
September 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm
COngratulations! :)Would love to see your work!http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com
September 14, 2010 at 4:42 pm
Not to be down on the varsity, but if you're looking for food worth savoring try Bacchanalia, consistently ranked as the best restaurant in Atlanta (& one of the best in the SE)
Best places to shoot pictures are around Piedmont Park, midtown generally, and the very scenic Swan House at the Atlanta History Center (in Buckhead).
September 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm
The above suggestions are the regular ones that everyone goes to. Hit Ria's Bluebird Cafe, Oakland Cemetary, Octane Coffee, Castleberry Hill
If you go to 6 Feet Under order the Catfish Tacos. Decatur is great for people watching as well as Virginia Highlands. Little 5 Points is always fun as well.
September 14, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Good luck! Love the shots of the girl on the bike and the girl in the garden.
September 14, 2010 at 4:47 pm
Scott, I love Atlanta, but street style photography is difficult here. Atlanta is not the type of city where things are readily available–things are more underground–and that coupled with it being a huge driving city makes it especially hard for your art. Good luck and can't see what you produce!
hoorah! (from a Georgian whose sister liven in Sav!) can't wait to see what you find. i'll report back with what to do)
September 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Goodness, I'm so excited! I look forward to your opening and hopefully saying hello!
September 14, 2010 at 4:52 pm
Awesome! Hope to see you in Atlanta! Get ready for some hot weather!
Virginia Highland is my favorite area in Atlanta and Little Five Points is great for seeing cool, quirky fashion.
Oh! I am deeply wounded by all The Varsity haters! Even if it is a heart-attack on a plate. But Veni Vidi Vici is one of my faves for superb service and fabulous food! I agree about Six Feet Under by Oakland Cemetery. Virginia Highlands, Piedmont Park (maybe) and Lenox (sometimes) for capturing images of the sharply dressed. But it won't take you long to find too many examples of "Dirty South" type of fashions. ; )
September 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Bacchanalia in Atlanta..also Harry & Sons in the Highlands has great sushi and Thai
September 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm
Come to Vancouver!
September 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm
I recommend dining at Empire State South, Holeman and Finch, or Restaurant Eugene if the opportunity arises.
If in search for a phenomenal cocktail, try Leon's in Decatur or Holeman and Finch. They cannot be beat.
The Salvador Dali exhibit is at the High Museum. The Center for Puppetry Arts is surprisingly entertaining as well.
Welcome to the South!!!
September 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm
Welcome to Atlanta and to Georgia. Hope to see you on Friday night.
This from a Varsity lover: It IS greasy and it IS great. But for Varsity amateurs and travelers it can sit a bit heavily on your tummy. There are a few poor souls who don't like it so much. We pray for them.
September 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm
We featured a Long Weekend Guide to Savannah in our magazine recently. It's here: http://southernflourish.com/2010/09/09/long-weekend-guide-savannah-ga/
To Sir, with Love
September 14, 2010 at 5:11 pm
Murphy's in Virginia Highlands, one of the best restaurants Atlanta has to offer. Definitely shop at Lenox. Best authentic Mexican: Holy Taco in East Atlanta VillageBest pizza: Everbody's Pizza in Virgina Highlands tied with Antico Pizza near GA Tech.
Funky part of town = little five points
yuppie part of town = virginia highlands
Decatur = quaint, nice downtown with good restaurants and such
Restaurants:Sean's — great American food, changing daily menu, cozy atmosphere in Inman Park
Babbette's (sp?) for French food
Iberian Pig in Decatur, Spanish influenced
Bacchanalia if you want to spend a lot of money
Octane if you want coffee
The Vortex if you want a burger
Botanical Gardens if you want something to do
Sid Mashburn if you want local designer clothes
September 14, 2010 at 5:13 pm
Wonderful news. I hope it all goes well for you. Xxxx
julia :: the long long swing
September 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm
can't wait to have y'all down here!
alanta's a great place for live music (at night) and wandering (as previously mentioned) during the day. if you're interested in doing the tourist thing, check out the coca cola museum, centennial park, the zoo, the cyclorama…
in savannah – a walk along the waterfront and through the parks. just wandering and window shopping downtown. (check out @home vintage general on broughton street – among many others.)
September 14, 2010 at 5:15 pm
Savannah is just beautiful, you'll have a great time. Be prepared for a long boring drive from ATL to Savannah though! The Shrimp Factory has great food. The riverboat cruises have great people watching and just walking up and down River Street (drink in hand), I'm sure you'll get amazing pictures.
In Atlanta, I second everything people have already said. Also check out Piedmont Park and Atlantic Station..Also, JCT Kitchen for delicious food and a beautiful view of the city from their roof deck.
Atlanta is a diamond in the rough, you just have to look for the goodness. Have fun!
September 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm
Mary Mac's Tea Room in Atlanta is THE place to go for Southern cooking and is an Atlanta institution. The Sunday brunch/lunch is hugely popular…(If you tell them it's your first visit you get a free bowl of pot liquor…collard greens in a flavorful broth).
September 14, 2010 at 5:22 pm
Sid Mashburn and Ann Mashburn for true southern style.
Little 5 points yes, Highlands, maybe.If you want to shoot stylish guys and girls may I suggest Georgia State University. Very diverse Urban campus exploding with style. Piedmont Park should also be on your list as a can't miss. East Atlanta is also a good spot. Food, we have many great restaurants, however, for an amazing time and beautiful views try Two Urban Licks.Be warned though, we are not a walking friendly city. And MARTA is not very good.
genevieve, sandbox romance
September 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm
Eat: The Flying Biscuit (breakfast) and, if you like Thai, Tamarind Seed. Visit: Little Five Points and the botanical gardens. Skip: the aquarium.
September 14, 2010 at 5:43 pm
Visit me in Savannah, I'm an aspiring fashion designer that just finished SCAD!
September 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm
Ooh Savannah. There's so much to see in Savannah and the SCAD kids are fun to watch. Bonaventure Cemetery is beautiful. Lunch at the Olde Pink House is touristy, but delish. They serve popovers with peach butter! The squares are lovely, Broughton street is a good main thoroughfare for people watching.In Atlanta, Antico pizza rivals even the best NYC pizza. Actually, living in NYC for 5 years I never encountered pizza this good. I beg to differ on the quality of food at Holy Taco. Two places I might suggest for that are Pozole in the VA Highlands (brisket or fish tacos!) or El Myr if you want to get down with the hipsters (and it's cheap!). The Sound Table is also a VERY good and hip little place fun for people watching – great food and drinks with talented "mixologists" and good music.East Atlanta (529, the earl), the Virginia Highlands (albeit pretty yuppie – kind of like a much smaller Park Slope) and Little Five Points are great places to see some local style. Stefan's in Little Five for GOOD vintage.I work at the Atlanta History Center which would be a great place to visit. The museum has some very interesting and widely varied Atlanta and Georgia-centric exhibitions involving the Civil War, Olympic games, the history of Atlanta, and Georgia folk life. Currently there are also exhibitions on Abraham Lincoln and an interactive Civil War exhibition that shows what happened around the city. There's a working farm as well as the Swan House – a 1920s mansion on the property, that is something to see for sure if nothing else. And if you think you'll make it, I'll leave a few of my business cards at the front desk for free admission. :-) Can't wait to see what you find here! Welcome to the South!
September 14, 2010 at 5:47 pm
I graduated from SCAD fashion in May. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the unique style of the people in downtown. You'll def. see the art school fluence! Best place for dinner: Local11Ten by Forsyth park … without a doubt!!
September 14, 2010 at 5:51 pm
Hi Scott and Garance!
We met at the Jil Sander party on Friday—I'm the one with the nosy dog always interrupting Garance's shoots in the West Village. I have a house on Hilton Head, just 8 miles by water from Savannah, 40 if you're driving, so I know Savannah quite well. First off, remember that it's still summertime down there so pack light. The historic district of Savannah is lovely (did you read "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil?" If not, pick up a copy for the plane!). Just wander around the squares and take it all in! If Garance is a bit homesick, be sure to go to the Paris Market on Broughton Street. The Telfair Museum is tiny but worth a visit. Try to have dinner at Elizabeth on 37th for elegant Low Country cuisine. Don't miss a bowl of She Crab Soup! Oysters are also in season now and are divine. Most of all, have a great trip and remember, y'all come back now, ya' hear?
September 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm
Decatur! Decatur! Decatur!(I'm a little biased as my twin sister and I write a fashion/lifestyle blog based out of Decatur attempting to convince readers that Atlanta is not just The Real Housewives of the ATL).
Food Suggestions:• Cakes and Ale• Watershed (chef is James Beard award-winner)• Iberian Pig• The Brick Store pub – not as great for gourmands, but perfect for beer lovers. I believe it was voted the second best beer bar in the nation.• Ann's Snack Bar – home to the world famous Ghetto Burger
Other great neighborhoods to visit apart from Decatur for people watching:• Inman Park• Candler Park• Cabbage Town• the Old Fourth Ward• West Midtown• Little Five Points
We live to call Atlanta/Decatur the sapphire in a rusty crown, but Savannah is most certainly its own gem too.
Hope you have a wonderful time in the deep South!
September 14, 2010 at 5:58 pm
In Savannah, the architecture is incredible, and I cannot recommend highly enough the architecture tour that Johnathan Stalcup leads.
The tour exposes the history of the city and its builders through the different architecture movements and buildings. My wife and I were so very impressed by the tour and its leader, it was a great way to get to know this beautiful city.
September 14, 2010 at 6:03 pm
In Savannah, I highly recommend checking out The Paris Market and Brocante on W Broughton St. They have stunning housewares and great jewelry (don't miss downstairs!)
September 14, 2010 at 6:04 pm
Stoked you'll visit Atlanta. Shopwise checkout Sid and Ann Mashburn's shops, respectively (in same shopping center).Restaurants: Bacchanalia, Holman & Finch, Miller Union,Empire State South.Walkaround n'hoods: Inman Park and Virginia Highlands
September 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm
There is a lot of great street life in Atlanta, but there are a lot of places with none as well. If you don't live in the right part of town, you might not know about it. The best places for street life are on the east side of town, not near Peachtree Hills where the gallery is. Midtown is good, too. Check out Piedmont Park. There are a lot of good places to eat in the area, and people strolling, walking dogs, etc. The places with the best street life are Little Five Points (Intersection of Moreland Ave, Euclid Ave, and MacLendon), East Atlanta Village (Intersection of Glenwood Ave and Flat Shoals Ave), Cabbagetown (just south of the railroad tracks in the area of Krog St and Carrol St.), downtown Decatur (Intersection of Ponce de Leon and Clairmont Ave), and Virginia Highlands (intersection of Virginia and Higland). There are a lot of great restaurants in town, especially many good ones in the areas I mentioned. The Brick Store (Decatur) and the Porter Bar (L5P) both have extremely extensive beer menus, and quite good pub food. I'ma big fan of Carrol St. Cafe in Cabbage Town, as well as Six Feet Under, which is also in the area. In EAV, there's the Glenwood, the Graveyard, and Holy Taco, which are all worth a mention. It's a great spot for night life, because people are always wandering around between the Earl and the other clubs and venues. Morelli's Gourmet Ice Cream is only a few blocks away, and it's amazing. There would be good people watching there, too. I second recommendations for JCT, Leon's, Vortex, and Babbette's; and if you choose to go to the Varsity, get a hot dog and an FO — those are the specialities. Café Intermezzo and Après Diem are both great places to go for dessert and coffee. For brunch, I would especially recommend Sun in My Belly in Decatur, at the corner of College Ave and Murray Hill, but there are a lot of great places. I think that one of the best parts of Atlanta is the restaurant scene. There are also some cute boutiques in places like Decatur and Virginia Highlands. There are also a fabulous array of galleries in Castleberry Hill (Peters St. and Walker St.), and if that Friday is one of the gallery walk nights, there will be lots of night life there.
September 14, 2010 at 6:18 pm
Don't go to Buckhead or bother with downtown, but do check out the west side, Virginia Highland and Little 5. Sid and Ann's shops are a definate, snag a shrimp po'boy at Star Provisions, or for some real southern try Carver's Grocery.
September 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm
You have to get pralines at River Street Sweets in Savannah. It's a ritual my family has every time we go to Savannah or Charleston.
September 14, 2010 at 6:24 pm
OH MY GOD this is such a goooood news!!!!!!!!!! Don't forget to visit SCAD fashion department when you come down here to Savannah!!AND I'll sure be there on 17th at the opening!!!!!!
September 14, 2010 at 6:25 pm
for Atlanta: Sid Mashburn and Ralph Lauren are the better menswear stores.
for Savannah: The Hunt Club Clothiers on the corner of Drayton and Liberty St is a pretty great Haberdashery. Zunzis is the best place in the city to eat lunch at and Elizabeths on 37th has the best Mint Julep in the world. Also, check out the SCAD fashion building because i know all of us in there would love to meet you.
September 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm
Skip Little Five Points and head over to East Atlanta Village. I recommend the Earl and Holy Taco.
Depending on when/how you are travelling to Savannah, I would recommend a trip to Athens on Saturday morning. It is a football game day and the young ladies and gentleman of SEC country dress up for the games.
Castleberry Hill is on the West Side of town and offers a multiracial mix of fashionable young urbanites.
Skip Buckhead and Virginia Highland.
September 14, 2010 at 6:31 pm
A second to Sun in my Belly (Neighborhood Cafe) for brunch. The space is beautiful, a renovated gas station with many of the old fixtures and French automotive posters on the wall. Lots of natural light. Oh, and the bacon will knock your socks off.
September 14, 2010 at 6:43 pm
IM just Sick!!! I will be out of town…
Yes Little 5 Points visit Stephans for incredible vintage.(in the neighborhood) (punksters, vintage,
I am going to think of something to give you a complete juxtaposition …maybe paces ferry area. traditionaly coifed moneyed southern .
Swan House (I had a date once who brought me th ere for a picnic including a bottle of fine champange/food…. for an incredible museum/art gallery,,,stunning stunning Architectural refference.new south perspective on the elephant in the room…civil war….Hope you go. Date didnt work but the ambiance never left me. cant wait…good luck.
September 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm
Forget Savannah and come to Charleston, SC. It's like Savannah's older cooler sister. The city is beautiful and entirely walkable or bike-able. King Street is full of great shops such as Worthwhile. Get some of the best coffee in the South at Hope and Union on St. Philip St. For dinner, check out High Cotton, Amen St., or any number of other fabulous restaurants. While your here, be sure to pick up some local Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka.
September 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm
Georgia looks forward to meeting you! Virginia-Highland and Little Five Points are the see and be scene of Atlanta street life, especially for Saturday morning strolls. The crowd waiting for tables outside Murphy's is quite stylish. Further south on Highland and on the way to L5P is the local Urban Outfitters in an art deco mall at the corner of Highland and Ponce de Leon. The vibe on Euclid Avenue has always been bohemian and the individuals there are most approachable. If you have time, the corner of Tenth and Piedmont near the park runs a close third for people watching. Here's what I've been doing: http://atlantastreetfashion.blogspot.com/
September 14, 2010 at 7:06 pm
Carroll Street Cafe. Trust. I lived in Atlanta for over 20 years and it's one of the best kept secrets of the city. Also, the Goat Farm is a wonderful hidden place to do photo shoots. Cheers!
September 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm
Too bad y'all are spending Saturday in Savannah, there is a home football game for the University of Georgia in Athens that day. That would be your best bet for pictures unlike anything else on your sight. In the south college football is a religion and we don't show up to church in shorts and t-shirts. I've never been to a game without a tie on. You would see girls in all kinds of beautiful sundresses and boys in bright red gameday pants and bulldog ties. Plus Athens is one of the best college towns in the country with a culinary scene that will give Atlanta a run for its money.
Maybe next trip!
September 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm
The High Museum is a must, and the Dali exhibit there now is supposed to be great (haven't gotten there yet). Piedmont Park, Little 5 Points are always cool (so many consignment shops in L5P!), and try to get a meal at the Flying Biscuit while you're here. I also second everyone who said you should try the Brick Store (or if you want cocktails and/or delicious french fries, Leon's around the corner is owned by the same people).
I'll make sure to look super fly this weekend.
September 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm
Hello Sar… I am glad to hear about your trip to GA. If you get a chance head over to Morehouse and Spelman Colleges to see some fashions that are out of this world. The kids at these campuses really know how to style. Congrats on your show. Blessings-P
Mike Dos Santos
September 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm
As an Atlanta native I'm happy for my city and my people. As a Chicago resident I'd hope you visit the Midwest soon too…
September 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm
Oh, I am so elated about you and Garance coming to Atlanta! I read some of the above comments about suggestions and what not and they are pretty good. I too, think that you would love Sid Mashburn as a store and probably the area in general. Can't wait to see you guys!
...and a little bit me...
September 14, 2010 at 7:52 pm
Girl scouts, girl scouts!!
Ha, you should definitely walk over to Juliette Low's house in Savannah! I'm sure you could get interesting shots of some girls touring in their uniforms! http://www.savannahga.net/tours/juliettegordonlow.html
September 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm
Atlanta is difficult place make sense of the style because people drive everywhere and i think a lot of folks work a little less hard on how they look. The city is also really fragmented in terms of style because of this-there are differences based on whether you are white, black, immigrant, gay, straight, hipster, yuppie, or some crossover of these groups…like any city, but I think there is more isolation between these groups, partly because the city is so spread out. It would be worth going to different kinds of neighborhoods to get a better sense of the city. If you dont have time, My favorite easy place for street style in the city is the Majestic Diner after 2 am on Ponce De Leon (I think that's where it is). I wouldnt recommend the food, but I think you'd like it anyway:) And on a sunny weekend, Peidmont Park. In the middle of a weekday, Five points, (as opposed to little five points) in the middle of downtown, for a touch of street life.
But fashion aside- do NOT miss Fatt Matt's rib shack! (go in the evening for live music)
September 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm
sun in my belly decaturtaqueria del sol decatur watershed decatur (fried chicken night) sawickis (the best sandwiches) mezza oak grove (lebanese)evolve boutique emory village (great great place)
great neighborhoods inman park/little five pointsvirginia highlandscabbage town buckheadansley brookwood hillseast atlanta village
do not go to lenox or phipps plaza malljust like any other mall it's a waste of time
September 14, 2010 at 8:06 pm
You should venture to Charleston while making your southern rounds!
September 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm
How refreshing to have you in Atlanta. As an avid reader of this blog, I can say I've waited for this day!
you should come to philadelphia!
September 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm
Make sure to visit all of SCAD's wonderful offerings. And just stroll around the squares in Savannah (renting bikes is the way to do it, if you're up for it!). Also, riding bikes on Tybee Island is lovely.
September 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm
Oh You will be in my neck of the woods! I would be more then happy to tell you guys the great places to shop and eat! Please feel free to email me! ~YOKOO
September 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm
In Savannah: Mrs. Wilkes, SCAD student store and (right across from it) Gryphon Tea Room & Forsyth Park….
September 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm
Bonaventure Cemetery is a must. The most beautiful place in Savannah. Also a little cliche, but Forsyth park is truly gorgeous!
September 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm
Savannah – try to get out to Tybee Island and the Breakfast Club. And Zunzis for lunch.If you go by SCAD hang onto your soul – they'll try to steal it.
September 14, 2010 at 9:34 pm
Look, in Atlanta, stick to the East Side. A lot of people are suggesting Virginia Highlands. Don't go there. It's full of yuppies and doctors. If you wanna see interesting folks, check out Little 5 Points (the intersection of Moreland Ave and Euclid Ave), East Atlanta (Flat Shoals Ave and Glenwood Ave). Piedmont Park can be a colorful place. Cabbagetown can be good but it's sort of spread out.
Probably the most fruitful place for you will be Little 5.
September 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm
Leons Full Service in Decatur. Great food and drinks, beautiful building, interesting and stylish people and staff. Welcome to Atlanta!
September 14, 2010 at 9:38 pm
Oh how I wish you could take a side trip to Athens, GA!
It's beautiful here right now and has an extremely well-dressed college crowd if I do say so myself. :) Enjoy ATL and Savannah! xx
September 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm
skip Savannah, go to Charleston… I'm deeply saddens, I move to Virginia two months ago, and now you come to the South :( I guess I'll just have to spend a whole day when I visit NYC in Jan standing on the street of who knows where hoping for you to round the bin. haha.. If you get lost on the way, feel free to stop by in Blacksburg, VA. Enjoy your trip.
September 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm
The Atlanta University Center in the historic West End. it's home of all four of the historically black colleges in Atlanta (Morehouse–MLKs Alma mater, Spelman, clark Atlanta, and Morris Brown). Never lacking in interesting faces.
Also MLKs grave and birthhome in sweet auburn.
camicakes on peachtree for cupcakes. Buford highway for excellent Vietnamese food. Lawrenceville highway for good Indian.I would avoid the highlands… the people and the places are About ad interesting as vanilla ice cream. Little five is just ok.
September 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm
If you love life: Go to Sun in my Belly. There is one in Kirkwood and in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I suggest the one located in Kirkwood.
September 14, 2010 at 10:08 pm
Scott, do NOT go to Buckhead, NOTHING CREATIVE there. Do not go to the malls at Lenox of Phipps, nothing creative there, you have seen it all before. Head to Virginia Highlands, Little Five Points, Inman Park and Old Fort Ward,Castleberry Hill(great loft area),Decatur you will get some great shots. Take this advice from a former metro NY girl. You will feel right at home in the places I listed above. Try Flip Burger Joint,Aria,Hector Santiago(ToP CHEF) Tapas bar,Pura Vida . for Savannah…I hope that you have a great trip, cannot wait to see the pics. Savannah, head to Grypfon Tea House/Room, there is something about that place…sort of back in time… love it. Anything from SCAD should be nice. The main drag has Marc Jacobs etc.Paris Brocante has some unique pieces.
September 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm
You can't really say you went to the South unless you go to at least one of these places.
Chick-Fil-A -> Go in the morning for the chicken biscuit. (not open sundays natch)
Waffle House -> Go late at night for the ambience. The later the better.
The Varsity -> If you like onion rings, their's just might be the best in the world.
Any Mexican Restaurant located in a strip mall. -> Get the cheese dip. Just trust me.
September 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm
Check out the Gryphon Tea Room in Savannah … on Bull Street. Moon River has great local beer and pretty good food. Also check out the Jepson, it's a lovely little modern art museum.
September 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm
Also — definitely see Mercer House while you're in Savannah!
September 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm
Will you ever be coming to Los Angeles…? Soon…?
September 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm
ARCHITECTURAL ACCENTS!! it's the coolest store in the world–so unique. Located in an old dairy it houses 30,000square feet of beautiful french and english doors, mantels and hardware from the 16th, 17th 18th 19th C
in buckhead. incredible experience.____best restaurants___CAFE ANIS!!!Holeman + Finch
September 14, 2010 at 11:38 pm
I went to both the SCAD-Atlanta & Savannah Campuses. In Savannah you'll see some interesting characters, SCAD has pretty much taken over the city so there are alot of expressive people. Atlanta has a different flavor there are pockets of quirky people, moreso in little five points and within the city. But Atlanta is moreso conservative and When one dresses quirky one sticks out! However there are a few bold individuals who let it all hang out,not necessarily in a good way!
September 15, 2010 at 12:01 am
Ah! This show is so close to me…but too far to drive and make it there after work.
It may not be the kind of culture you enjoy, but when I'm in Atlanta I like to make it to a Braves game. I'm not a baseball fan, but there's something about the atmosphere.
September 15, 2010 at 12:05 am
Another vote for Athens as a walking city and many more opportunities for sampling regional styles.
September 15, 2010 at 12:57 am
welcome to the deep south! (nice use of "ya'll," btw) 1. there are a million wonderful old historic homes to see. if you're driving, it's worth pulling off the road. 2. i would second the high museum for their cocktail hour, six feet under or abattoir (both near-ish piedmont park) for dinner, the majestic after the bars close (between the virginia highlands and little five points) for people-watching, the dekalb farmer's market for quick food (decatur) and a crowd, and manuel's tavern for old-school city southerness (also in the highlands) and a beer. savannah – tybee island, bonaventure cemetery, and the breakfast club. hope you enjoy your stay!
September 15, 2010 at 1:01 am
I'm so excited to hear you're coming to Savannah! You and Garance have been an inspiration of mine since my start here at SCAD. I hope you can pay a visit to some of the school buildings. Morris Hall (the illustration building) on Jones street is a beautiful building with lots of amazing buildings and shops nearby it (shopSCAD, the Gryphon Tea Room, Wilkes, antique shops, etc.). And of course Eckburg (the fashion building) is a must see also!
September 15, 2010 at 1:38 am
SavannahDO: Sweet Potatoes (even though it is on the south side), Papillote on Broughton, some shots of quirky SCAD kids.
DO NOT: Lady and Sons, Sapphire Grill, Garibaldis
September 15, 2010 at 1:53 am
I'm SO excited you're coming. I'll be at your show and I'll be roaming the streets looking my finest.
September 15, 2010 at 1:55 am
You MUST stop by The Paris Market & Brocante (www.theparismarket.com) located on Broughton St. in Savannah.
September 15, 2010 at 2:13 am
ATHENS IS THE BEST.
If you can make a trip there, as everyone else has mentioned you really should. I agree with the commenter who said football game days at UGA will offer photo ops for fashion unlike any other on your site.
AMAZING FOOD IN ATHENS:
KELLY'S JERK for Jamaican(best Jerk Chicken EVER, and amazing spicy cabbage and zucchini)
THE GRITfor world famous vegetarian fare
FIVE STAR DAY CAFEbecause no one does FRIED GREEN TOMATOES like they do
MARTI'S AT MIDDAYfor amazing, cheap, and HUGE sandwiches and a cute, quaint atmosphere
IN ATLANTA VISIT: (Dr. Martin Luther) King Center
September 15, 2010 at 3:04 am
It would be nice to know if you'd be showcasing your work in Asia anytime soon. I would look forward to that MOST eagerly!
September 15, 2010 at 4:10 am
Hi Scott and Garance,Je connais bien Atlanta, mais mieux Savannah, ma première impression n'a pas été bonne, étant arrivée par "l'arriere" de la ville, mais une fois sur place, si vous vous y "posez" et y dormez, il y a un charme qui se dégage de cette petite !Les scenes avec le banc de Forrest Gump y ont été tournées (sur un des squares mais avec des décors en plus), il y a toute une multiture de vieilles maisons de gens importants aux US (par exemple la maison – rose – de la fondatrice du scoutisme, la maison de Barbe Noire etc)mais ce que j'ai apprécié le plus, c'est la proximité avec l'eau (l'épreuve nautique des jeux olympiques s'y est déroulée), et surtout ce fabuleux hotel au bord de l'eau, avec une sortie à l'arrière en contre bas, le long de l'eau, et quand on longe le petit chemin on tombe sur une ancienne fabrique de bonbons… à la pêche ! (la spécialité de la ville, de l'état).Bonne visite et ENJOY the city !Valeriehttp://joliespetiteschoses.wordpress.com
September 15, 2010 at 6:14 am
Everything is happening in Atlanta since I moved to Sydney, Australia..go figure!
If you don't rent a car you will regret it.
Best bets for finding some creativity:
MidtownEast Atlanta Village (corner of Glenwood Ave & Flat Shoals Ave)Decatur (around the courthouse)
You've inspired me to have some tailoring added to a new jacket I've purchased. Thanks for showing me that fashion is how you wear it.
September 15, 2010 at 6:36 am
Welcome. You are going to love Atlanta! Be sure to visit Virginia Highlands, Little Five Points, Cabbage Town, and Piedmont Park. The weather is really nice right now.
Have a great time in Savannah.
Cindy at LottieBird
September 15, 2010 at 7:24 am
Why oh why will I be out of town this weekend?! Alas, you'll love ATL enough that you'll want to come back.
Virginia Highlands is a lovely walking area. Eat at Murphy's, on the corner of North Highland and Virgina Avenue. Upscale comfort food. Really one of the best.
Around the corner, Little Five Points and Stefan's Vintage is a treat.
Skip The Flying Biscuit (sorry, fellow Atlantans–it really is overrated). Try Stilesboro Biscuits instead. It is a little out of the way, but for true Southern biscuits in a little shack on the side of the road (3545 Stilesboro Rd, Kennesaw).
Savannah: The Paris Market & Brocante is a visual feast. And photographing the SCAD students around town will keep you entranced.
September 15, 2010 at 7:39 am
I've been in Atlanta several years ago, but just passing thru through…
Wish I was there now!
September 15, 2010 at 8:17 am
I am currently a graduate student at SCAD Savannah getting my masters in Luxury & Fashion Management- definitely check out the school while you're down here, it's beyond amazing!
I recommend relaxing for a picnic in Forsyth Park and coffee at Gallery Espresso- also I would love love love to meet both of you so please keep us posted if you have any kind of event in Savannah!
September 15, 2010 at 8:18 am
I am so excited for you to come to Savannah! I just moved here in July, but I definitely agree with going to Broughton Street and Forsyth Park at least. It's so charming here, you're going to love it!
September 15, 2010 at 8:52 am
Go to the Gainesville Square, an hour north of the great ATL!! Great cafes and a beautiful setting for photography.
September 15, 2010 at 9:25 am
the pink house in savannah is a must!!!
va-hi, little 5, inman park, piedmont park… in atlanta!!!!
welcome to The South!!!!
September 15, 2010 at 10:00 am
Atlanta's charm lies in its neighborhoods. Here are some restaurants to give you a taste of each neighborhood: Ria's Bluebird (breakfast/lunch), Shaun's (dinner/drinks), Rathbun's (dinner), Gato Bizco (breakfast/lunch), The Porter (gastro pub), Parish (everything–check out their basement!) Leon's (pre-prohibition style cocktails), Top Flr (dinner/drinks), Rosebud (dinner). Enjoy our city!!!
September 15, 2010 at 10:06 am
You picked the right time to visit Atlanta because Atlanta Fashion Week is this week! Come join us for runway shows, parties, and fabulous fashion from 9/15/-9/19! We'd be honored to have you attend.
Check this website out for more: http://www.hautelantafashionweek.com/index.html
Ashley Buzzy McHugh
September 15, 2010 at 10:08 am
I have lived in Atlanta and Savannah, and just recently posted my personal travel guide to Savannah on my own blog:
Not the fanciest places, by far, but definitely my most frequented.
September 15, 2010 at 10:16 am
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm there!!!!!You have to eat at Chick-Fil-A and the Waffle House. lol
Also Park's Edge at Piedmont Park for brunch on Saturday, they have bottoom less Bellini's & Mimosa's for only $10!!
The Flying Biscuit is great for brunch also!!
You'll love Little 5 Points!!
September 15, 2010 at 10:45 am
Sid and Ann Mashburn (for clothes)Taqueria Del Sol (for amazing tacos)Aria (best fine dining in Atlanta)Jackson Fine Art (amazing photo gallery)Piedmont Park (Atlanta's Central Park)
September 15, 2010 at 10:47 am
Put on a show in Detroit!
September 15, 2010 at 10:58 am
Also be sure to visit Paris Market, the most beautiful store in Savannah. Located at Whitaker & Broughton. Cira 1875 (located right next to Paris Market) is a quiet, classy place to get a drink :) And I'm from Gainesville.. nothing to see there- trust me!
September 15, 2010 at 11:07 am
I am so excited both you and Garance are going to be in Atlanta!!
September 15, 2010 at 11:57 am
You can't go to Atlanta and Savannah without spending an afternoon or evening in Athens. It's a fantastically dressed town on game days, with full-on old Southern charm you might not find in Atlanta.
Also, being home to a bevy of musicians, artists, and chefs, there's an artsy side that could rival any big city, the difference being that it's all very accessible.
Check out the National and Five & Ten.
September 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Great suggestions already. I will have to say for your work LITTLE 5points is a must – Stephans Vintage and the best street looks. Decatur, Va Highlands also will have plenty of people to photo. Lenox Mall and Phipps for shopping in one place. I am very excited to meet you both Friday night!
September 15, 2010 at 12:28 pm
yes, visit to Gallery Espresso in Savannah is a must!
September 15, 2010 at 12:54 pm
definitely visit mercury lounge in savanah… it is a great blues bar http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=mercury+lounge+savannah&fb=1&gl=us&hq=mercury+lounge&hnear=Savannah,+GA&cid=0,0,9019642664913308958&ei=GvmQTPH1B4KclgfxxdjlAQ&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQnwIwAA
September 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm
Check out west Atlanta. You should visit Sid Mashburn/ Ann Mashburn. Nothing to see in Virginia Highlands.
September 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm
Welcome South Brother (WSB) but Atlanta is hardly the "deep" South. Get over to Athens, Madison, Thomasville if you want the real deal. You'll have more luck running into native Southerners while in Savannah though, so good luck there.
Oh, and watch out for that camera at Lenox.
September 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm
Oh please check out Little Five Points in ATL for sure! So sad I left the country right before this show in my hometown! I def wish I could see it!Also I was introduced to your website and photography by one of my fashion professors at Georgia Southern University, which is on the way to Savannah. There were definitely some cool people there when I was there…hope it hasn't changed. <3
September 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm
For Atlanta –
Don't bother with Buckhead or Virginia Highlands for street fashion. VH is typically nothing but generic yuppies. Though there are some great food finds – Rosebud(great cafe), Alon's(great bakery), and Teuscher (chocolates)are all next to each other and off of Highland.
Decatur is a great area for eating and drinking. Pretty much all types of Atlantans enjoy downtown decatur.
Little 5 Points (Euclid and Moreland)- Stefan's vintage has great finds, and Rag-o-rama might be worth a quick browse – not for clothes necessarily, but the employees are generally pretty stylish. Little 5 is pretty small, but there's always a lot of foot traffic. If you go here, walk over to the intersection North and Highland and get a popsicle from the King of Pops.
East Atlanta Village (at Glenwood and Flat Shoals)- popular area for Atlanta's indie/hipster/punk vibes, and those who have "grown out of" the L5P scene.
Georgia State University is a great suggestion that was mentioned. Unfortunately not so many people are around Friday-Sunday.
Castleberry Hill is a growing area for the arts in Atlanta. Lots of galleries all in one place. The Art Stroll someone mentioned is certainly amazing, but it was actually last Friday.
Hope you enjoy your couple days in Atlanta, it's a wonderful city :)
September 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm
strongly second ria's bluebird and gato bizco for brunch.
lenox and phipps malls are right next to each other. lenox more typical mall, phipps the higher end stores.
best pizza i have ever had – vesuvius pizza on edgewood. their san marzano is to die for.
September 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm
You're coming to Savannah!!! Umm…dream come true (:
You must check out:-Broughton St.-Zunzi's -All the SCAD students. They rock. And so does their style.
September 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm
If you can you should definitely come to Athens, Ga— it is the ultimate college town. Very fun and eclectic. Plus there is a home football game on Saturday; the ultimate deep south experience to see the Dawgs play. Girls in red and black dresses and frat boys in vineyard vines… definitely a sight to see. Plus, you have a lot of student readers at UGA! The Grit is a vegetarian restaurant here that is delicious. Wandering around downtown in all the cute boutiques and funky record stores is a must.
Will definitely be making the trip to Atlanta friday night for the exhibit. I grew up in intown Atlanta and I know you'll love it. You must go to Little 5 Points– there are GREAT photography opportunities here. There are a lot of colorful people and fun places to look around. Also Virginia Highlands (this is where I'm from so I'm a little biased) is the ultimate little Atlanta neighborhood– go to Alons Bakery on N. Highland Ave. Amazing baguettes and breads. Mitzi and Romano and Festivity are some good shops to check out! Excited to meet you and Garrance on Friday!
September 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm
eat at Empire State South…you will love it. It is brand new, think friedmans in new york but with a southern spin. It is a brand new unique "meat and three" by genious chef Hugh Acheson of 5 and 10 in Athens, Ga Which is another great town for you to visit, its about 50 mins from Atlanta and worth the drive, indie style, artistic and unusual. Michael Stipe and the B-52's sarted here, photographer Rinne Allen, Photographer Christy Bush wife of Interpole's Sam Fogarino, Artist Susan Hable of Hable Construction, Photpgrapher Jim Fiscus, many interesting people doing unusual things.
I'm Lindsey Lou!
September 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm
In Savannah, you NEED to check out Paris Market and Brocante on Broughton St. and Mrs.Wilkes. Get your cocktails to-go and wander around Savannah because they aren't open-container laws there. River St. is worth a stroll; stop by one of the candy shops there for some candied pralines. Oh and in City Market, there's this super-duper gelato shop.
In Atlanta, Dali is on exhibit at the High Museum of Art; so check that out. Hit Phipps Plaza for crowd-free, high-end shopping…Lenox is always effing packed. I second (and third, fourth, fifth…etc.) Six Feet Under. Cafe Intermezzo on Peachtree has really awesome desserts and if you end up going, try a cocktail called, "Paris on Fire." You can thank me later! Oh yeah….Piedmont Park is lovely to stroll in.
September 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm
Food- Tierra, on Piedmont- brilliant Venezuelan influenced menu, tiny restaurant, lovely food. Watershed in Decatur- southern with a high end twist. Both small, locally owned, with lovingly prepared, top-notch food.
Clothing- Mooncake- corner of Virginia and N. Highland, just to see what Janet is wearing…
Street style- high funk factor- Little 5.High style- Truly expressive, chic, and beautiful style is rare in Atlanta. It is a very casual city. Best of luck!
September 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm
Ouch! You definitely do not NEED to try The Varsity. You can if you want to… that's probably the greasiest food you'll have in a while.
September 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm
The Varsity, The Vortex, The Majestic, Doc Cheys, anywhere on Buford Highway (Little Suzchaun is my fav Chinese, Rincon Latina for central american, and La Casona for Columbian), Marlow's Tavern are all good food bets.Little Five Points has some interesting people. Dali is at the High. Piedmont Park and Decatur are always nice though I prefer Centennial Olympic Park. People watching outside the Masquerade at night can be cool depending on who's playing there. Also Rocky Horror will be playing near the Majestic on Friday midnight and that's always entertaining.
September 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm
Have some cocktails, and take them to go!
(No open container laws)
Try the cozy and dimly lit Pink House Tavern (and ask to hear their ghost stories).
Circa 1875 is a great little place for a drink as well, 19th century interior is original!
And finally for amazing desserts and dessert drinks, try Lulu's Chocolate Bar.
(And if we are going to discuss desserts… don't forget to stop by Back in the Day bakery for a red velvet cupcake!)
September 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm
Paula Deen's The Lady and Sons Restaurant – Savannah, Georgia
September 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm
You need to see Charleston, SC, is what you need to see.
September 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm
SAVANNAH – Take full advantage of our fine city's open container policy and drink a PBR at Pinkie Masters, then stroll on down to the Olde Pink House for a glass of wine before heading to the new Bohemian Hotel rooftop bar for a cocktail and a view of the Savannah river. Do NOT go to Paula Deen's, but DO make a reservation at Elizabeth's on 37th. If you want to see one of the most beautiful spots on this earth, make your way to Bluff Drive, Isle of Hope. xoxo
September 15, 2010 at 6:54 pm
Little 5 Points in ATL. You should also come to Athens! :) Love love love Georgia – great southern choice!
September 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm
welcome to atlanta!!!!! its a great city :) hit up virginia highlands, little five points, and decatur. hope you like the style down here
September 15, 2010 at 7:01 pm
GO ON A GHOST TOUR OF SAVANNAH!!!!!
William Cameron Allen
September 15, 2010 at 7:06 pm
Savannah Local here. Definitely go to Zunzi's for lunch for sure. You'll see some students around Sentient Bean. Sure there would be some cook cats hanging around Marc Jacobs
September 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm
In Savannah, check out ZIA Boutique on Broughton Street. They have the most amazing jewelry – Big & Gaudy! It's across the street from Marc Jacobs.
September 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm
Sid and Ann Mashburn have amazing men's and women's clothes, and I really hope you photograph Sid, because he has a great sense of style. Everything else in the Westside shopping center is great, too.
September 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Don't get caught up in the tourist spots you need to eat! And eating at The Varsity is for people who hate food! Abattoir (amazing pickled shrimp). Miso on Edgewood has a great crispy duck bun, TopFlr, Krog Bar in Old Fourth Ward for tapas and wine, Ria's Bluebird on Memorial for amazing breakfast/brunch. The list goes on…
The best places are never the tourist spots. Go where the locals go!
September 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm
Also, If, you're still going to be in Atlanta on Saturday morning, go to the Farmer's Market at St. Philip's church on Peachtree. You'll see al lot of local chefs – Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch is usually there. That area of town also has lots of older houses and is very pretty.
September 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm
September 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm
Floataway Cafe for dinner – very favorite and delicious. Enjoy – Georgia on My Mind will have a whole new meaning for you after this trip…
September 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm
In Savannah: Local 1110 is delicious, and near Forsyth park, which is always teeming with people and dogs and life! Harris Street Bakery is also delicious and awesome. One great way to discover Savannah is to start on Broughton St and then walk wherever you want! You're sure to find something interesting/delicious.
In Atlanta: Definitely have to agree with the suggestions for Cabbagetown/Little Five/Decatur area. Ria's Bluebird Cafe is delicious, as is the Flying biscuit. If you're in Little Five, you should see if there's a concert playing at the Variety Playhouse, an old theatre that's been converted into a concert venue. There's a great veggie restaurant right by it, too.
And if you happen to go to Athens: Eat at the Grit! And at Kelly's Jerk Chicken. And at Mama's Boy. And get a delicious milkshake from the Grill! Athens is also a great place for both vintage shopping and people watching.
Hope you have fun in the South! :)
September 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm
Savannah probably has the most beautfiul old homes in the South, so take some time to go on a couple historic house tours or one of the trolley tours. Also, go to River Street Sweets on, surprise!, River Street. The pralines and fudge are to die for. Have lunch at Mrs. Wilkes' on West Jones St. It's an old boarding house that serves amazing Southern food at communal tables. Get there when it opens, though, or you'll have to wait in line.
September 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm
Don't got to Athens, it is out of your way and not so fun unless you want to go to a football game. Definitely go to little five points, and then also go to Flip burger boutique (look it up because it is so cool) and then Holman and Finch on Peachtree for delicious food for two! A must is the aquarium, may seem boring but really it is a definite must!
September 15, 2010 at 10:16 pm
The GaCityStyle crew will be coming to see your exhibit. We're excited to see your work and potentially get to meet you. http://www.thecampusstyle.com/gacitystyle/
The highlands and little five points have a great assortment of local restaurants and boutiques. Definitely head to Buckhead (Lenox and Phipps area) for the "Rodeo Drive" of Atlanta. Lots of high-end stores and dining.
September 15, 2010 at 11:05 pm
Hell to the yeah! We will be there to meet you!
September 15, 2010 at 11:10 pm
You should really try and make it down to New Orleans sometime soon…what better time to visit the REALLY deep south when you're already visiting the deep south! -L
September 16, 2010 at 1:53 am
For some real quirky fashion you should come by Athens, GA! It's about an hour outside Atlanta, but worth the trip if you have the gas and time to burn! Hometown of REM, Of Montreal, Neutral Milk Hotel, and other indie greats, and way more a source of southern hospitality than Atlanta in my opinion. :)
September 16, 2010 at 2:20 am
Savannah is my hometown!!! I hope you have a lovely time, the weather should be perfect.
Places to eat:Back in the Day bakery – so adorable and yummy! http://www.backinthedaybakery.com/ Get your sweet tooth fix – this place is my favorite for cupcakes and baked goods.Two Smart Cookies – The 2 ladies that run it are so sweet and their cookies are to die for. They've also been featured in Southern Living. http://www.twosmartcookies.com/Lady and Sons downtown or Uncle Bubba's on Whitemarsh island (those go without saying, of course) http://www.ladyandsons.com/ http://www.unclebubbas.com/Crab Shack on Tybee Island – "Where the Elite eat in their bare feet!" Cheesy, but it's a local favorite. Sits on the back river and is great for crab legs or low country boil (sausage, corn, shrimp, red potatoes)Spanky's is a Savannah staple for all things crispy and fried. The 'spuds' are their version of fries. I would pick Tubby's over Spanky's, but Spanky's is on River Street, so sit outside, have a drink and enjoy the view.Vic's on the River – I've been to 2 rehearsal dinners here and they were fantastic. The views from the building are gorgeous, too. Along the lines of the Chart House, but with more of a southern food focus. http://www.vicsontheriver.com/The bar at the Westin – (Across the bridge from River Street) go have a drink, sit on the water and relax. Gryphon Tea Room: Sweet little tea spot, great for a walking break. http://www.scad.edu/savannah/visit/tour/aux_gryphon.cfmParisian Market: (Broughton Street) A great spot for little odds and ends and a snack.River Street Sweets: is the original home of Savannah's praline! Soho South Cafe – yummy yummy grilled cheese and shrimp & grits and an eclectic art collection. Best sweet tea with fresh mint. http://www.sohosouthcafe.com/Lulu's Chocolate bar – fantastic for dessert and drinks.The Pink House – great to finish the evening off with dinner and piano music in one of the most haunted houses in Savannah.
Things to see/Places to shop:Broughton street: This street has been rejuvenated by tons and tons of cute shops, and some bigger names Marc Jacobs, etc.E. Shavers Booksellers – my favorite bookstore in town. They've been there forever and their staff is so knowledgable and friendly. It's a tiny and historic little building.Savannah Bee Honey – Broughton street – our own local honey, they have tastings going on all day so stop in and have a lick or two!Colonial Park Cemetary – Sherman's soldiers rubbed off dates and names, and knocked over tomb stones, that can now be found nailed to the brick wall in the back of the cemetary. Supposedly the most haunted cemetary in Georgia. The walking ghost tours are fun, if you're into that sort of thing. http://www.cnn.com/2003/TRAVEL/10/30/sprj.ft03.hauntedsavannah/ and http://www.bedandbreakfastsofsavannah.com/ghost.htmBonaventure Cemetary – winds along the back rivers in Thunderbolt. Gorgeous.The Ford Plantation: http://www.fordplantation.com/Content/472.htm This place is GORGEOUS. Used to be a private plantation, of course, but now is a private community worth seeing. All of the houses look old and fantastic. Forsyth Park: You can't miss it – it's enormous and full of SCAD students!
Have a fantastic time!
September 16, 2010 at 2:36 am
The wannabe city of Atlanta has one saving grace – The Clermont Lounge. You can't take pictures, but your memories will never leave you.
September 16, 2010 at 2:47 am
when are you coming to LA again?
September 16, 2010 at 6:07 am
In Atlanta the Westside for great shopping & West egg cafe for lunch/dinner
In Savannah skip the usual tourists spots & head to Back in the Day Bakery on Bull Street…it's where all the SCAD students hang out that have their own style! Lunch & treats are the best! Check out NY times 36 hours in Savannah for other great places.
September 16, 2010 at 8:12 am
People keep recommending Mrs. Wilkes but you won't be able to eat there on a Saturday. They are only open M-F from 11-2. Paris Market is a definite must as is Shop Scad and Gallery Espresso. But, if you want an incredible Savannah experience go to Bistro 45 at the Marshall House on Broughton Street on Saturday evening. As for the barman named James and you won't be disappointed!
September 16, 2010 at 10:14 am
Check out Little 5 Points in Atlanta there will be a lot of inspiration for you to shoot there – an edgier style than you'll see anywhere else in the city. And of course SCAD students in buckhead!Try to make some time in Savannah for Paula Dean's restaurant – make a reservation (or have someone go for you) in the morning. It's so so worth it and will really give you that southern down home feeling.
Amy in Atlanta
September 16, 2010 at 10:30 am
Come to the Westside in Atlanta…Miller Union, Antico Pizza (you get to eat back in the kitchen with all the ovens), Abattoir.
September 16, 2010 at 10:44 am
In Atlanta, go to THE FLYING BISCUIT for a glorious bowl of shrimp, tomato and cheddar grits.
Atlanta has a vibrant music seen; there are many great concert venues. Try The Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points.
Then, both of you PLEASE come to BOSTON! (Where I live now). Weren't you supposed to come for a book signing?
September 16, 2010 at 11:03 am
Nobody who actually lives in Atlanta tells anybody to go to Buckhead/Lenox/Phipps.
Hit the Westside, Decatur, Virginia-Highlands,Inman Park/Little Five Points, East Atlanta Village. In that order – prioritized by best bars/restaurants/shopping.
Go in the reverse order for best people watching…
Don't miss Piedmont Park, either.
September 16, 2010 at 11:10 am
Food in Atlanta: Holeman + Finch Public House, Miller Union, Top Flr or The Sound Table. Unless you want to go really old school and then go to La Grotta or Lobster Bar.
In Savannah, have a cocktail and sit outside at the Pink House.
Neighborhoods are gorgeous, but you won't see many people on the street in Atlanta unless you're in Little Five Points or Virginia Highlands. If you really want to see what southern "fashion" is all about, go sit at Phipps or Lenox for an hour and try to figure out where culture went, exactly. ;)
September 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm
I am always impressed by the street style of some of my fellow classmates at Georgia State (right downtown at Five Points in Atlanta, not to be confused with Little Five Points). I'm a grad student there and find that area to be the best spot to find the bustling city style I imagine in the cities you visit more often. You'll find some sweat pants, but really, not very many.
September 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm
One of the great things about Atlanta is all the different little neighborhoods- it really has something for everyone. The Westside, midtown, virginia highlands, and Decatur are all within 30 minutes east-west of each other and are a must to get a feel for the city.
We would love to have you stop by our men's store in the Virginia Highlands:
Le Tux Shop, now Rik Ducar Formal:http://rikducar.com/is an up-and-coming contemporary men's formal wear store that would be right up the Sartorialist's alley!
September 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm
In Savannah, the whole historical town is perfect for people and architecture viewing. Anywhere near the Savannah College of Art and Design is PERFECT!!
September 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm
In Savannah – the entire historical city is breathtaking, but for great people watching, try the Savannah College of Art & Design and surrounding areas.
September 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm
I was born in Atlanta and when visiting never miss a trip to The Varsity, The Flying Biscuit, and Little 5 Points.
The Varsity was established in 1929 and is a household name in Atlanta. They still have curbside service (fun: ) and the fires are greasy but awesome and are a staple along with the FO (frozen orange drink) Make sure you go to the original location at: The Varsity Downtown61 North AvenueAtlanta GA 30308
The Flying Biscuit is also a fave breakfast/brunch spot for locals and is delicious! Eat some biscuits of course (with homemade cranberry apple butter)! Be sure to go to the original location in Candler Park.
Little Five Points…the first time I went I was a 13yo heavily involved in the punk subculture and already a vintage cloth enthusiast and I felt so at home and adored the area. Now as a 26yo, fashion obsessed, freelance designer, I still love to visit!
Jen (Pink) Williams
September 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm
In case it hasn't been mentioned, check out ShopSCAD on Bull Street in Savannah for items made by SCAD students/faculty. Have a great weekend!
If you're up for some real life "Whip It," check out Savannah's own Derby Devils. Carnage on roller skates. Sure to bring out a fun crowd. http://www.savannahderby.com
September 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm
we love you in Atlanta! we have bad style here and need your help!
Atlanta is VERY spread out and you won't see many people walking from place to place. There are tons of great places but there aren't many concentrated areas for good shopping or hangouts. I think many people have already advised you on where to go but just in case.. The areas you'll want to stick to are Little Five Points, Poncey Highlands/Old Fourth Ward, Cabbagetown, Midtown, Westside, East Atlanta Village, Castleberry Hill. Stay away from Buckhead and Atlantic Station. Some might say they are cool but trust me on that.
September 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm
Try Leon's Full Service in Decatur (just east of ATL proper) for food, drinks, and local flavor.
September 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm
NOOOO! You're finally coming to Atlanta and I'm in Miami?! This is infuriating. Gahhh.
But, while you're there…take pictures in Little Five Points; you should definitely hit the shoe store Wish. Five Points (different place, in the middle of downtown) is also a REALLY cool place to visit/photograph…street art, vendors, awesome little shoe stores and ethnic food. There's a great Jamaican restaurant near there called Negril. Also, I think someone said this, but definitely eat at Ria's Bluebird Cafe if you can.
SO mad I can't be at your event but enjoy our city!
September 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Hey Scott!I am so happy to hear that you are coming to Atlanta. I was introduced to your website by a friend about a year and a half ago and have been following religiously ever since! I would definitely recommend BrickStore Pub in Decatur which is always a good time. Also it's nice to visit the historic Grant Park, Peachtree Battle, Inman and Ansley Parks; and Virginia Highlands neighborhoods w/ their great architecture. (I'm an architecture student.) Also if you're a beer person visit Sweetwater Brewery off Buford Hwy and I-85 for $5.00 entry + 3 tickets for drinks. Congrats on the gallery opening and I hope to meet you in person soon!-sarah t.
September 16, 2010 at 8:46 pm
Will you be giving a talk at SCAD?!?!?!?!?!
September 16, 2010 at 8:57 pm
welcome to savannah! you will lovesleepy and dreamy and sexy and stuffy and, well i could go on for days. hope you get some swell photos to post!xoxo
September 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm
So basically, I will be walking around Savannah all day Saturday. Please give us a hint as to where you will be!
I REALLY want to meet you!xoxo
September 17, 2010 at 12:11 am
Hey – Hope you enjoy your visit to Atlanta.I didn't see anyone mention that the Atlanta Arts Festival will be in Piedmont Park this week-end; people-watching will be pretty good there for sure. Expected to be in the nineties here; so probably less clothes than more. Enjoy! – I look forward to the pictures……KevInATL.
September 17, 2010 at 1:38 am
For some of the best people watching (and photographing, of course) in Atlanta hit up the Majestic Diner in Midtown. From preppy college students cramming at midnight to Rocky Horror devotees, it's got it all. Agnes Scott College will have a few stunners, too.
In Savannah try Adagio. There are moments between great jazz that you might spy some interesting folk. And if you like bar-b-que, ask anyone where the best sauce is. They'll send you somewhere hard core Southern and awesome.
September 17, 2010 at 8:27 am
Savannah! Just sit in the squares and be seduced by the Spanish moss on a languid afternoon rich with filtered light and lush humidity. Don't rush around! Get a drink in the basement bar of the Old Pink House – something richly alcoholic and SOuthern and maybe a touch of mint…….
September 17, 2010 at 9:26 am
I second the Atlanta recs for Empire State South and Ecco. Beyond excellent food and atmosphere at both. (And yes, the next time you're down this way, make time to visit Athens! Our little city has such great style on so many levels.)
In Savannah, take a ghost tour. No, really. It's a great walking tour of the city and such an interesting way to take in the sites. Plus, it's now cool enough down here in the evenings to enjoy being outside.
September 17, 2010 at 9:56 am
You need to check out Inman Park 'hood (next to Little Five Points and VA Highlands). While there for sure visit PARISH. The 1890's market + restaurant is super southern gorgeous with original tin ceilings, walls. Funky knick knacks to peruse. great people watching. yummy BRUNCH. or early AM coffee/breakfast. dinner too..ha. ENJOY!
September 17, 2010 at 10:09 am
I just saw the Bistro 45 anonymous comment.
THEY ARE SO RIGHT. Bistro 45 has the most amazing bartender. I happen to personally know Mr. James, and he is the one who mentioned your blog to me! Of course, now I'm obsessed. (:
September 17, 2010 at 11:23 am
In Savannah, don't go to Starbucks go to Gallery Espresso at the corner of Bull & Perry St. It looks out over Chippewa Square, where Forrest Gump was filmed; then take a walk down Bull St. through the squares to see the monuments. If you head north you'll hit the main shopping drag called Broughton St., and eventually the river. If you head south you'll hit Forsyth Park. There isn't much (good) shopping but The Paris Market on Broughton St. is gorgeous and there are a lot of antique shops scattered around there and in the "Design District." For lunch, Kayak Kafe on Broughton St. has great sandwiches and salads. Someone else said Zunzi's which is also amazing. I'd recommend Jazz'd for dinner at the corner of Barnard & Broughton St. (underground) for good seafood and tapas, live music, and a young, fun atmosphere. Also, like Jayne said the Olde Pink House on Abercorn St. has a great bar downstairs with jazz and a great southern atmosphere (i.e. it's crazy haunted). I hope you enjoy this wonderful city!
September 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm
For true Southern style, hang out outside of any large church on Peachtree Street in Midtown on Sunday. Seersucker for miles.
Mary Caroline Mann
September 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm
cabbagetown is a must must must. and east atlanta + little 5 points for the best people watching
September 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm
If it hasn't already been mentioned: Floataway Cafe in Atlanta. A must. Tucked away and amazing, every time.
September 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm
Hi Scott!Danneman's Coffee Shop in Atlanta is worth finding…it's at the end of one of MLK's march routes, and close to his memorial…In Savannah, the ethereal, memory-laden tress will no doubt enchant you and Garance…they're everywhere. The parks are the best! Enjoy your visit!
September 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm
Can't wait to see you at the Gallery tonight. And of course, like everyone else has said: Virginia Highlands, Decatur, Cabbagetown, Little Five. Enjoy the city, it is wonderful.
September 17, 2010 at 5:54 pm
You should tour the Fox Theater. Gone With The Wind premiered there. It is beautiful.
September 17, 2010 at 8:12 pm
Oh Savannah. Such a beautiful eccentric seductress. I paid a visit this past February and fell in love. Absolutely magical. Spend some time visiting the out of the way haunts like Pinkie Masters Lounge, the Old Pink House, Elizabeths. I would live there and nothing but stroll if I could.
September 17, 2010 at 10:37 pm
Great sadness. I'm reading this in Atlanta at 10:36pm. So late.Hope you had a great time here! :)
September 17, 2010 at 10:44 pm
Oh! "Rain" is showing at the Fox Theatre this weekend. Probably some good pics to be had there.
September 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm
When you're in Savannah if you have a car, go out around sunset to the Isle of Hope!! It is a hidden gem of beauty and MAGIC!!! Bluff Drive is the real deal of Historic Savannah, and most Savannahians don't even know it's out there. It's really not that far and an unbelievably wonderful place.I live on the Isle and I'm currently in Florida, TOTALLY BUMMED I'll miss you at SCAD! Drink some Chatham Punch and come back down and see us again soon!
September 17, 2010 at 11:36 pm
Cacao, a bean to bar artisinal chocolatier in Inman Park.
September 18, 2010 at 12:04 am
Go to http://www.theurbangent.com
I believe The Urban Gentleman is based in Atlanta, so you can get good tips on stylish places to go… they dont cover atlanta exclusively, but theyve talked about cool places before. Plus the writers have amaaaaaazing style, so wherever they so go I would go.
have fun in "the a".
September 18, 2010 at 1:41 am
Oakland Cemetery (some amazing and beautiful photo ops there), then head across the street to the aptly named Six Feet Under restaurant..and the aquarium is a must see….
September 18, 2010 at 1:42 am
Thank you for coming to South! I saw tonight but unfortunately didn't get to talk to you very much. I hope you had a lovely time. Thank you! Thank you so much for coming down!
I currently am going to school in Atlanta, but my homebase is in Savannah. Just make sure you walk down Broughton Street, enjoy the shade in the Savannah squares, and take some time to relax in Forsyth Park. Get cupcakes from CUPCAKE EMPORIUM!
I hope you enjoy the South and come visit again.
September 18, 2010 at 2:01 am
Savannah cemeteries and Crystal Beer Parlour for cheeseburgers.
September 18, 2010 at 8:15 am
If you like fast, french and fabulous food – go to Papillote – French Cuisine to-go on Broughton. Look forward to meeting you!
September 18, 2010 at 11:37 am
Glad you're on the road but technically you don't hit the "Deep South" until you hit Alabama, Miss, Louisana, Texas.
Atlanta is just "The South".
September 18, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Just wanted to thank you for stopping by SCAD ATL on your trip to Atlanta, I know it was a last minute thing. The Q&A was very informative and delightful – you and Garance were every bit as sincere as I thought you would be and more. The way that the two of you are in sync with your ideals, the way you shared your philosophy — it was inspiring. Thanks for keeping it real. ;)
- the girl with "the Sartorialist" book full of Sticky Notes
September 19, 2010 at 4:13 am
cabbagetown is a great little gem. travel down through the graffitied tunnel and it will take you there!
So good to see you two, it was quite fabulous!
September 19, 2010 at 9:14 am
It was a pleasure to meet you at Hagedorn. I've been to a lot of openings in Atlanta but this one was packed with admirers. And deservidly so. Unfortunately, down south, summer just doesn't give up, but I think you have found that out. I nice glass of cold sweet tea helps. And I hope Forsyth Park was as much of an unforgettable experience as it was for me. There truely is no other…
September 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Atlanta is full of fantastic restaurants, so it is very difficult to recommend a few.
Plus Atlanta is a car city and it has been hot as holy hell, so Atlantans dress down to deal with the heat, so there isn't really much street life during the day.
But, you will find some life in Little Five Points, Decatur, Inman Park on Highland Avenue, Piedmont Park and 10th and Piedmont. Don't bother with downtown, Buckhead, West Atlanta is great on Saturday, but closes down on Sunday, except for the restaurants.
Atlanta does have it's drawbacks, but the excellent restaurants and really beautiful, diverse neighborhoods pretty much make up for it.
Forsyth Park in Savannah is hardly a cliche, it is jaw dropping gorgeous and so are the homes, gardens and squares. Charleston is an earlier city, but very beautiful as well and very stylish.
I must say though, many Atlantans escape the city in August / September because of the heat and it's not the best time to plan a visit, March / April is pretty much perfect.
This time of year it will be tee shirts, shorts and flip flops on everone or whats legal with reference to staying cool.
September 20, 2010 at 4:25 am
Savannah is rad. Just being there. Like the person above me said, just sit in the squares. And walk around. It's a beautiful place.
September 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm
yes please do not forget to go to brickstore pub in decatur. :) their brunswick stew and fish and chips are too good to miss