The Shops at Buckhead: You’re sure of a big surprise!

If you haven’t been down (or up) to the Shops at Buckhead today, its time to start planning your next city adventure.  The “premier destination of luxury shopping in the South” is everything it promises to be and more!  For one, its not just fancy high end retail (although with the 3 hours complementary parking, one can have some fun and do some damage in one go), it’s also home to some rather delicious eateries of which our adventurous and tasty-food-loving Environs real estate team have been exploring.  Read their reviews below then head out and try it all for yourselves:

The Southern GentlemanThe Southern Gentleman

By John Powell

It's a beautiful, light filled space with walls of windowsBuckhead Shoppes – This fantastic food and shopping mecca sports a number of cool places to eat, drink, shop or all of the above. And has lots of easily accessible free (3 hours with shop validated) parking in the multi-level deck beneath. A quick elevator ride and you’re walking in a quaint cityscape filled with eating and shopping options.

So if you haven’t checked out The Southern Gentleman gastropub yet I highly encourage it! It’s a beautiful, light filled space with walls of windows, a large rectangular bar, soaring ceilings and seating options both inside and outside on the patio above the street shared with it’s next door neighbor the Gypsy Kitchen.

Charred Broccoli & Burrata Salad with Boulevard's 'The Calling' IPAI slipped in on one of our sunny & warm January afternoons, cozied up to the bar and enjoyed a quick bite and beer. I paired a Charred Broccoli & Burrata Salad with Boulevard’s ‘The Calling’ IPA. Great stuff! The salad was chock full of crispy & peppery grilled broccoli, carrots and other veggies, some spicy peanuts & herbs in a delicious Vidalia Onion dressing which I can easily recommend.

Washing that healthy, light and fantastic small plate down the IPA was just the right amount of food and a great decision on such a beautiful day.

Check out the Southern Gentleman at the Buckhead Shops website.

American Cut

By Dawn Landau

The dry-aged NY Strip came perfectly prepared and slicedTerry and I visited American Cut in early Jan. The Shops of Buckhead development has turned out to be quite the outdoor shopping and dining experience. One of my favorite clothing retailers is here (more on that later) as well as several great restaurants. Sooo…having a beef-eating man in my midst, we wanted to try out the new steak house. The decor looked fab to so I was excited to take a peek. We sat at the bar with and were served by a wonderful bartender, Alanna. Our favorite drinks were wonderful. My Negroni had a Campari infused with orange peel. One of the best I’ve ever had outside Italy!

We will be back - for the negroni and fries alone!Our neighbors at the bar had a fantastic looking meal so we basically copied them :-) We accepted the bread service, forgetting all about that low-carb resolution :-) SCRUMPTIOUS! The Dry-aged NY Strip came perfectly prepared and sliced. It was plenty for the 2 of us. Always brussels fans, we tried their roasted version with parm and aged balsamic…a classic that delivered. And of course I really couldn’t pass up fries when they were taunting me on my neighbors plate so the Beef Fat Fries finished up the order.

OMG, I’ll go back just for those and a Negroni!!!

 Monkeybread made with grilled peaches Terry wanted dessert so we tried the Monkeybread made with grilled peaches and served with buttermilk ice cream and a cinnamon glaze. I loved it because it wasn’t crazy sweet. Terry probably would have preferred their signature S’mores Flame. We’ll probably be back for that and the fries at least!

An added bonus was music on the upstairs patio that has a stunning view of Midtown (it was fun to be looking at our little ‘hood from Buckhead). There was a 2 piece band, heaters and perfect service.

Thanks again to Alanna for the wonderful time at the bar…we’ll be back.  visit the American Cut website to learn more.


Georgetown Cupcake

By Briana Holmes

Georgetown Cupcake’s signature cupcake – classic red velvet cupcake with a vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with a red fondant heartWho doesn’t love a perfectly baked, perfectly found, moist, wonderfully decorated cupcake? Um, definitely no one! I’m no exception because the cupcakes from Georgetown are PHENOMENAL! Like many humans, I too am obsessed with a good cupcake. But good? That doesn’t even begin to describe these cupcakes. Before I moved to Atlanta, I always saw their Cupcake Cam on Twitter, and when I found out I could visit here to review them, I jumped at the opportunity! Great news: You don’t have to actually live in Atlanta to get these cupcakes. You can actually order them online via their website or their app, where you can also get them to cater for you or purchase their cupcake mix. Now… let’s get down.

Before you keep reading, please note that I did not consume four cupcakes by myself in one sitting. I had two there and two at home. I also gave two to my friend because, well, she drove. That makes it better right? For $18 you can get six tastes of heaven. I decided to get a red velvet, a chocolate and vanilla, chocolate ganache, a vanilla birthday. My favorites were the chocolate ganache (a valrhona chocolate cupcake with a thin layer of Callebaut chocolate ganach icing) and the red velvet (Georgetown Cupcake’s signature cupcake – classic red velvet cupcake with a vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with a red fondant heart). Talk about mind blowing!? Definitely head there and check them out (or visit Georgetown Cupcake online and order there!)


General Shops ReviewL’Occitan En Provence, Warby Parker & Kit And Ace

By Jane Phillips

I visited The Shops at Buckhead at opening at 10am. It was great and no crowds and very easy parking. It has been sometime since I have visited Buckhead and it has really changed for the better. I visited 3 stores while there.

L'Occitan En ProvenceI visited French Beauty and Bath product store L’Occitan En Provence. I was helped by Pleshette, she was very friendly and gave me an almond hand treatment. I also heard that L’Occitan has a special line that uses ingredients sourced from Burkina Faso and a portion of the sales go to help the Women of Burkina Faso.

My next stop was Warby Parker. I learned that many of their frames start at $95 and come with come with anti-glare and a warranty and adjustments. If you have a strong prescription, just add $300. Bonus the frames look Great. You just need to bring in you current prescription. I will be back in a few months.

 Think super soft comfy clothes that look great I also went to KIT and ACE. They sell both Women’s and Men’s Clothing. It was started by Stephanie Wilson who was one of the lead designers at Lululemon. Think super soft comfy clothes that look great that you can wear out and still look nice but feel like you are in your yoga clothes.