Haute Author

  • NAME Anastasia Simon
  • BIO Born and raised in New Orleans, Anastasia Simon has spent the past three and a half years making Atlanta her home. With a degree in textiles and apparel merchandising from Louisiana State University, Anastasia dabbled in public relations, fashion show production and visual merchandising before going back to her first love, writing. When she’s not busy researching and writing stories for Haute Living, or any one of the other publications that she regularly contributes to, Anastasia can usually be found checking out Atlanta’s burgeoning fashion and art scene, consuming copious amounts of coffee, and hunting around thrift stores for her next great fashion find.

Articles By Anastasia Simon

Top 5 Hibachi Restaurants in Atlanta

From the moment you hear the familiar sizzle of the grill and catch the mouthwatering scents wafting through the air, you know the culinary journey you are going to being while sitting at a large table and watching your dinner be prepared before your eyes. When it comes to dining at the gastronomic circus that is a hibachi restaurant, the food may be the main attraction but your table top chef is the ringmaster giving the performance of a lifetime. The next time you want to add a little entertainment to your dining experience, check out one of these hibachi haunts serving up great food and tons of personality. Read More

Celebrate Wearable Art at the 15th Annual Atlanta Tattoo Festival

Conjuring images of rebellious youth and nefarious characters, the art of making an indelible mark under the skin for ritualistic or artistic purposes has been practiced for thousands of years. While man has been adoring his body with art for various reasons, from healing to intimidation, it wasn’t until European explorers encountered Polynesian tribes practicing the art of “tatu” that what we think of as tattooing was born. Read More

Haute Secrets Atlanta: Caren West

With a client list that reads like a veritable who’s who of Atlanta, from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Jeffrey Fashion Cares to 99x and every hip eatery and happening in town, PR maven Caren West is an authority on the best places to eat, sleep, shop, play, and be seen in the city. Read More

Top 5 24-Hour Diners in Atlanta

Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late dinner that could almost pass for an early breakfast, no place is as accommodating and familiar as your neighborhood diner. Open 24 hours a day seven days a week serving great food at reasonable prices, diners have become such a part of the American landscape that the Food Network has an entire show devoted to them. So if you live inside or outside of the perimeter, here are a few places to celebrate one of America’s most underrated but overeaten culinary traditions. Read More

Atlanta Food and Wine Festival After Hours

After you have spent you entire day eating, drinking, and celebrating all of the culinary traditions that the South has to offer, why not continue the food fest into the wee hours with Atlanta Food and Wine Festival’s After Hours events? Read More

Cosabella Brings Luxury Lingerie to Atlanta

Wedding season is in full swing and many a June bride is in search for the perfect pieces to pack for her honeymoon. While Atlanta shoppers can always find the ideal shoe, handbag, or dress at any one of the city’s myriad of boutiques, finding the ideal item to inspire a romantic night without resorting to mass produced mall options can be more difficult than navigating rush hour traffic. Thankfully, the Italian lingerie brand made famous by our favorite cosmo sipping, New York ladies has set up shop in Atlanta. Read More

Genki Noodles & Sushi Opens A New Location

After years of dishing up some of the most delicious sushi in Buckhead and Sandy Springs, Genki Noodles and Sushi has finally opened the doors at their third location in Virginia-Highland. Setting up shop in the former Everybody’s Pizza, Genki has brought their innovative take on Asian fusion and casually upscale atmosphere to one of the city’s favorite areas to dine, shop, and grab a drink with old friends and new. Read More

Top 5 Wine Lists in Atlanta

A delightful glass of wine paired perfectly with a meal, or enjoyed on its own, has a way of making the stresses of the day melt away with each sip. While most of us know our reds from our whites, figuring out the best place to have a glass of vino can prove as daunting as distinguishing between Syrah and a Cabernet Sauvignon. To put your palate at ease, we have searched high and low for the best places to linger over a glass of wine in Atlanta. Read More