Quick Hits Atlanta: New Fashion Label, Fit at the Ritz-Carlton and More

Here is our hit list of what’s buzzing in the ATL this week.

Georgia-based Fashion Label Open in Shops Buckhead

Hottie+Lord, the ready-to-wear contemporary women’s brand, has opened its first storefront at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.  Known for its ultra-feminine and stylish apparel made with top-notch fabrications and available at accessible price points, Hottie+Lord is designed for the modern woman. Pieces range from lady-like silk floral skirts with delicate box pleats and velvet wide-leg pants and tailored jackets to romantic lace blouses with elegant scallop details and the perfect little black jumpsuit, complete with sheer sleeves and tapered legs. Hottie+Lord’s seasonal collections are inspired by the runways of top designers and are created using premium fabrics with production standards rivaling those of the world’s best designer brands.DSC_0934_v1 small

“Hottie+Lord provides women with the finest expression of her sense of style and we couldn’t be more excited to offer our growing customer base with an in-person shopping experience,” said Adetutu Longe, designer and creator of Hottie+Lord. “Whether she’s a fashionista or a corporate executive, a homemaker or a jetsetter, all women will find that our sophisticated apparel adds something special to their life.”

Hottie+Lord’s boutique is now open at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta and is located next on Buckhead Ave.

South City Kitchen to Open in Second Face of Avalon

As most of you have heard, Avalon in Alpharetta has upped their game with their phase 2, donned Boulevard East opened this month, nearly doubling the size of this community.  And it seems like every hot retailer (South Moon Under) and restaurant are getting in on the Alpharetta proverbial train. Fittingly on the helm of the expansion, Fifth Group Restaurants just announced plans for the opening of their fourth South City Kitchen outpost at Avalon, bringing Atlanta’s favorite contemporary southern concept to Alpharetta. Slated to open in early 2018, the restaurant and bar will add its signature big city energy and southern warmth to the burgeoning Atlanta-area community. South City Kitchen Avalon will occupy 6,000 square feet within The Hotel Avalon, a 330-key Autograph Collection hotel  a will open in January 2018 in tandem with Alpharetta Conference Center.

Haute Fit: Wellness Level at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta


RCATLAN_00094 (1)The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta just launched a new wellness level with an entire floor dedicated to mindful living for guests and business travelers. Twenty-three rooms on the dedicated 7th Floor of the hotel will be stocked with yoga mats, foam rollers and a stability ball for DIY workouts or restorative respite. Daily complimentary passes will be provided granting access to Atlanta’s elite 191 Resolution Fitness, located in lunging distance and featuring a roster of next-level classes from Octane Cross Circuit to Tabata Core. 

It gets better. A selection of rooms with be outfitted with bikes by Peloton, one of the industry’s most respected and acclaimed spinning companies, for the ultimate in indoor fitness. For this new Wellness Level, the hotel has partnered with PURE, which enlists the newest technology in air purification, specifically easing the stay for guests who suffer from allergies or asthma resulting in improved sleep, clearer breathing, and reduced scratchy throat and watery eyes. The wellness emphasis goes beyond gear in-room. Each guest will receive a healthful welcome amenity of fresh fruit and house-made granola bar, alongside a directory of recommended workout and wellness apps, and nearby studios. bike_hero-a_desktop_2x

Sounds like we will be stopping by The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta for our next staycation and to get beach-body ready.