What better time to enjoy a getaway filled with shopping and dining galore than Springtime in Alpharetta! With more than 250 shops within a five-mile radius, this city is your one-stop shop for finding that perfect spring outfit. Pick out unique Mother’s Day gifts for everyone on your list. What’s even better: Alpharetta’s three distinct shopping districts – all within 1-mile of each other – offer so much beyond what’s on the rack.
Looking for crafty inspiration and instruction? Try a Paper Source virtual workshop like custom card making and brush lettering. Treat yourself or someone special with a custom, personalized piece of jewelry from the Kendra Scott Color Bar. Invite a group of girlfriends to an in-store, after-hours private Rockstar shopping party at Fab’rik. Everyone will enjoy refreshments and a 20% off discount all purchases.
Sis & Moon’s is a working studio and art gallery in the heart of downtown hosting Canvas + Cocktails classes to design something all your own. Find your way to Alpharetta Outfitters’ Fly Fishing Clinics to learn the basics of fly tying and fishing. Comeback Vinyl is great to browse your favorite vinyl classics or discover new music. Best part: you can take any of their records for a spin at their vinyl listening station, so you can try before you buy. Curating tasteful and beautiful products that support local, independent and socially conscious artisans, The Ballog hosts great pop ups that include custom t-shirt printing and “create your own” floral arrangement workshops.
NORTH POINT AREA
In addition to finding your favorite toys for a birthday or holiday, visit Learning Express for their complimentary services such as gift wrapping, free personalization, and a free Birthday Box gift registry program. Try your hand at pottery painting at Artrageous Potter inside North Point Mall for a fun night out. You will have a brilliant time bringing out your inner Michelangelo. The mother-daughter duo team at Honey & Hazel stock an array of seasonal fashion ensembles and accessories waiting to make your spring wardrobe phenomenal. Stop in to say hello and they’ll help you feel fresh with several outfits for the new season!
A Taste For Every Palate
In Alpharetta, you’ll find a unique food culture with an unbeatable lineup of top-notch eateries and one-of-a-kind culinary hot spots. A true hidden gem, the city is home to an eclectic blend of restaurants where you can enjoy modern, craft cocktails or turn the corner for some made-from-scratch biscuits and gravy just a block away. Whatever craving you’re out to satisfy, know you’re in for a tour of drool-worthy meals you won’t soon forget.
Start the day with breakfast at The Original Pancake House where the buttermilk pancake batter is made from scratch daily. The Dutch Baby, a signature dish made from fresh German batter, topped with powdered sugar, and served with fresh lemon wedges and whipped butter. Try one of the delectable gourmet breakfast items at Café Intermezzo Avalon like the croque-madame, eggs benedict, or fluffy Belgian waffles. Their extensive coffee menu has a plethora of perfect beverages to complement your meal! A homey, warm ambiance and hearty portions make The Southern Porch a must-try when it comes to Deep South deliciousness. You won’t want to miss the pillowy-soft biscuits topped with sausage gravy.
Carson Kitchen features an open kitchen with a marble slab that serves as a chef’s table where you watch as your meal is prepared. The menu is infused with Southern influences including a Secret Sunday Chicken Sandwich, a Butter Burger with Boursin Cheddar – and remember to order the oh-so-cheesy Baked Mac and Cheese as a side. Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar menu features Chef Boyd’s secret family recipes that he has updated and modernized. The Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer are stuffed with pimento cheese and topped with strawberry jalapeno jam. Don’t miss main entrees include Southern Fried Chicken and Coastal Shrimp & Grits. Oak Steakhouse at Avalon offers a menu that honors the area’s regional ingredients from neighboring farmers, and features traditional Prime Certified Angus® Beef steak cuts along with original small plates. Appetizers include Oysters Rockefeller, Southern Fried Quail and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. Sides like Truffle Frites, Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower are perfect compliments to any steak dinner.
Now with two locations at North Point Mall and Avalon, Le Macaron satiates all your French pastry cravings! The star of the show is the gluten-free macarons in a wide variety of flavors like Salted Caramel, Belgian Chocolate, Lavender White Chocolate, Red Velvet, Orange Grand Marnier with Chocolate and even Bubble Gum. Crumbl Cookies offers huge, warm, melt in your mouth, delicious cookies with a rotating menu of six flavors each week. Crave Pie Studio is best known for its pies made with seasonal ingredients, as well as quiche, pot pies, crusts and pie accessories. Crave Pies’ specialty flavors include Chocolate Chess, Maple Pecan and Dutch Apple, along with a rotating selection of fruit pies, creams, and custards.
With so much shopping and dining to partake in, why not make it an overnight getaway to unwind at one of Alpharetta’s 29 modern hotels?
Awesome Alpharetta is a sponsor of AlpharettaMoms.Org. Press release provided by Awesome Alpharetta. All opinions are my own. March 2021