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The Thanksgiving Break has started out being pretty busy for us, but I have enjoyed it. It has reminded me of things local to us that I never really think about. We had two different invitations this weekend that would be great for the lover of shopping. No, that is not my mom, but I know many who do girls trips with their moms and other females closer to the holidays. I want to share with you the two trips we enjoyed.
Up first, we had an invitation to go to Winter Wonderland on the Marietta Square to check out the Ice Skating Rink that has been set up. Let me start by saying that Marietta Square is an awesome place, but we rarely go, since the few times we have been parking was crazy. I found out that after 5 (and all weekend) parking is FREE in the parking deck! Mental note... go back again. It also is nice to mention that it really is great to stroll around once the sun goes down, you really do get the feeling of the holidays! At least we did the other night!
First time EVER Ice Skating. He said " I thought I was gonna die!" but he loved it and wants to go back again!
Enjoying a made to order Ice Cream Sandwich at Sarah Jeans. AMAZING!
(Watching the train go around the top of the store was a great treat as well!)
There are so many great places to shop at the square. We were treated to a little adventure to pop into a few places on our journey. Some of the places that we stopped in to check out include: The Local Exchange, The Corner Shop, Marina Marina, Double Take Cafe, Marietta Wine Market, Doodlebugz, Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar, Piastra, Options Designs, Square Threads, Lenny's Hair Salon, and Sarah Jeans Ice Cream.
If you are looking for a one of a kind, made local item, make sure to check out all the places on the square. I would love to make a day out of it... The food we sampled at Double Take Cafe already has me wanting to go try lunch out... then hit up a few places here and there to shop, stop at Tiny Bublles Tea Bar (really, have never heard of such a thing, but with around 50 loose leaf tea's I am pretty sure you will find something you like!) Finish it up with Ice Cream at Sarah Jeans. Don't worry about all the calories, between Ice Skating in the middle of the park and walking around checking out all the stores, I think you will earn those treats!!! There is so much to see and do, but don't stop coming once the holidays are over, there seems to be events going on all the time on the Square! If you like Wine, The Marietta Wine Market has wine tastings and even craft beer tasting events, call them for more information!
The other shopping event took us to Vinings. There is an area there called Vinings Jubilee. They have several shops and restaurants to enjoy, but the store we went to was called Beehive. It is a Pop-Up-Shop filled with great one of a kind items from local artists.
I was really impressed. They have all sorts of products. Looking for jewelry? Check! Cute kids clothes? Check! Chocolate Covered Potato Chips? Check! Bookmarks, decor and more... Check! The best part was although they have many items available to purchase, it is NOT cluttered. You don't feel like it is chaotic. Very nice flow and the layout is crisp and clean.
Looking for edible items? They have that!
One of a kind jewelry can be found here!
They also carry items such as magnets, buttons, and even pocket mirrors!
Besides having many great products to choose from, I loved that they had these wooden blocks that had "MEET THE ARTIST" on it. It included their name, some information and even a picture of them. In the past, you have seen just the information, but adding their photo made it feel a bit more personalized, at least to me.
Just a reminder... This upcoming Saturday, November 28 is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.
Maybe you want to visit a few of these places and enjoy.
Marietta Square -
87 N Park Sq NE
Marietta, GA 30060
Beehive Atlanta Vinings -
4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE Ste 500
Atlanta, GA 30339