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5 Atlanta Spots Garnering Buzz

Fiona Good-sirota | March 10, 2021 | Lifestyle Feature

Itching for an adventure? Shop, dine and explore Atlanta’s buzzed-about restaurants, bars, boutiques and exhibits.

O. Studio Design Pilot sweater
O. Studio Design Pilot sweater

SHOP

Fashion and technology merge at Black-owned smart-apparel brand O. Studio Design (o-studio.design), the creator of made-for-movement garments, engineered to fit the motion and dexterity of the human physique. “Be intentional with all things—even clothing,” says owner El Lewis. The line’s newest release features knit Shield masks, composed of SmartSilver’s antimicrobial technology, synthetic fibers and fabric-preserving silver ions that activate in the presence of water to wick away moisture at the source. Current apparel favorites include the long-sleeved Commander sweater and short-sleeved Pilot sweater.

Fernbank

SEE

Observe the beauty of the tiniest creatures on the planet up close and personal at Fernbank Museum’s showing of Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss (through April 4). Each of Biss’ complex, dazzling, colorful photographs took nearly four years, numerous microscopic lenses and 8,000 individual images to produce. Showcased species include the orchid cuckoo bee, ruby-tailed wasp, Amazonian purple warrior scarab, tortoise beetle and more—each displayed against the towering woodlands of Fernbank’s Nature Gallery. 767 Clifton Road, fernbankmuseum.org

Koch Cece top and Erica skirt
Koch Cece top and Erica skirt

GIFT

Women-run lifestyle boutique Mitylene began as an exclusive children’s clothing shop. Today, the store carries designer lines for women, children, teens and 20-somethings, in addition to baby gifts and maternitywear. Exclusive European collections, niche brands, U.S. favorites and even handknits from the Andes line the shelves of this boutique. Poupette St Barth, for young women and kids; Koch, for teens and above; and Daydress, for women, all make their boutique debut this spring. 4209 Roswell Road NE, shopmitylene.com

Roasted oysters from Baffi
Roasted oysters from new West Midtown spot Baffi

DINE

The love child of executive chefs Jonathan Waxman and Andrew Cacioppo, Baffi merges Italian and Californian cuisine with seasonal menus, locally sourced produce, an innovative beverage program and newly launched market Baffi Provisions. A wood-burning hearth sets the stage for dishes such as wood eared shrimp salad with spicy aioli and winter greens; castiron Sunburst trout with Meyer lemon salsa; and fan-favorite JW roasted chicken, topped with rosemary potatoes and salsa verde to boot. 976 Brady Ave. NW, Ste. 110, baffiatlanta.com

Mainly Baskets Home’s new tabletop offerings
Mainly Baskets Home’s new tabletop offerings include the Everyday is my Favorite place mat and napkin ring.

DECORATE

Owned by Robyn Bailey, Atlanta-based Mainly Baskets Home (mainlybaskets.com) expands its extensive product line of chairs, baskets, tables, pendants and more. Meet the tabletop collection, made with sustainable, woven materials. The assemblage includes place mats, napkin rings, glass huggers and trays—each intricately handwoven by expert artisans. Every item is uniquely crafted and adds texture to any home space, table or countertop.



Photography by: By Christian Cody and ReviveTheCool; by Levon Biss; courtesy of Koch; by Mia Yakel; courtesy of Mainly Baskets Home