Destination | Lenox Square & Phipps Plaza

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{LOFT top | James Jeans Vince Camuto Bag | Sole Society Shoes c/o | AE Vest (similar)}

 I’m so excited to share today’s Atlanta Destination series because this one is in MY hood and you can pretty much find me at any of these places on a weekly basis. Lenox and Phipps are the two big malls in Atlanta and they’re right across from one another. Making it a shoppers paradise, but also a holiday shopping nightmare come Christmas. The great thing about these two malls though is that they have expanded to include some really amazing restaurants that you wouldn’t expect to see at a generic shopping center.  It’s also home to some of my favorite stores and sweet shops. To start it off, here’s Lenox, your go to for just about everything…

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Sprinkles Cupcakes – the cupcake ATM is a must hit. It’s the most fun way to order our calories. The red velvet is my personal favorite. Atlanta shopping destination Lenox Square Mall via @mystylevita - 1 (7)

Anthropologie has a huge store at Lenox and it’s my go to for gifts and home decor. From coffee table books to mugs to unique jewelry, I always know I can find something nice to bring to a birthday for a friend or a last minute Christmas gift.

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One of my favorite brands, Vince Camuto, just opened a store here in Lenox. It’s clean, simple and bright. They carry not only their shoes and accessories, but clothing as well. I just picked up these sandals and added this perfume roller to my fragrance tray collection.lenox shopping atlanta destination via @mystylevitaAtlanta shopping destination Lenox Square Mall via @mystylevita - 1 (10)Atlanta shopping destination Lenox Square Mall via @mystylevita - 1 (8)Atlanta shopping destination Lenox Square Mall via @mystylevita - 1 (14)

True Food. I have nothing bad to say about this place.  The food is fresh, delicious, healthy and never makes you feel so full that you’re sick. Their seasonal soda’s are tasty (and you can ask for a sample too to make sure you like it which I highly recommend doing) salads are fresh and hearty and their desserts are ones I’m dying to recreate at home. Some of my personal favorite menu items are their Tuscan kale salad (I add salmon to it if I’m starving), red chili shrimp and also their strawberry rhubarb crisp. You can order half orders of just about everything on the menu which is a great way to try new things.Atlanta shopping destination Lenox Square Mall via @mystylevita - 1 (12)Atlanta shopping destination Lenox Square Mall via @mystylevita - 1 (13)Atlanta shopping destination Lenox Square Mall via @mystylevita - 1 (11)

Insider Tips

If you’re looking to get errands done quickly, head to the mall Monday through Thursday during the day from 10-3. This is the best way to beat the crowds.

Starbucks in the middle of the Lenox ALWAYS has a huge line (it moves quickly though), but shhh there’s one in Macy’s that’s never as busy. Thank me later.

Macy’s opens an hour earlier than the rest of the mall on the weekends. This is great to know during the holidays if you ask me.

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Favorite Spots

True Food is hands down my favorite restaurant lately. It’s quick, easy, affordable and so delicious. I never feel gross after eating there thanks to their reasonable portions and good for you ingredients. The menu changes seasonally, so check back in often for updates to the menu. My summer time favorite is the strawberry rhubard crisp. My sister and I go too often just for this. Favorite dish on the menu? Tuscan kale salad with salmon, red chili shrimp, and their crudites is delish. My little secret, they do half portions of just about everything. It’s my favorite way to get the a few things I couldn’t decide between.

Sprinkles – self explanatory. Red velvet is amazing, and their ice cream is actually really good. Get it in a cup not a cone, the cones are personally way too sweet for me. They also make cupcake ice cream sandwiches. Just what you think they’d be, a cupcake cut horizontally and a scoop of ice cream put in the middle. Share this with a friend because it’s a lot of sugar for one person!

Club Monaco, Zara and Madewell are my three favorite stores here. Topshop just recently opened and they have a GREAT shoe section.


 Now onto Phipps Plaza….

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{LOFT top | James Jeans | Vince Camuto Bag | Sole Society Shoes c/o | AE Vest (similar)}

If you’re at Lenox, might as well head over to Phipps Plaza. It’s right across the street and is home to some of the best high end shopping in Atlanta. They’re in the middle of revamping the entire mall so they’ll have a fancy new exterior soon that’s super modern and pretty. I’m excited about it because I live across the street and have to see it everyday, so yeah, can’t wait. Phipps also has several amazing restaurants like Tavern (always voted hottest cocktail waitresses in the city!) and also Yebo which is a new favorite of mine. If you’re heading out to the movies, this theatre is THE theatre to go to. The seats recline pretty much completely horizontally making it the most comfortable movie theatre seats you’ve ever sat in (be careful it’s easy to fall asleep….).  Phipps is home to a few of my favorite higher end stores like Trina Turk, Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer and of course, my favorite, Nordstrom (p.s. their half yearly sale is going on now!). Atlanta shopping destination Lenox Square Mall via @mystylevita - 1 (21)Atlanta shopping destination Lenox Square Mall via @mystylevita - 1 (16) Atlanta shopping destination Lenox Square Mall via @mystylevita - 1 (17) phipps movie theatre atlanta via @mystylevita

Insider Tips & Favorite Spots

I’m a die hard Nordstrom girl, and their cafe is also one of my favorites. They make a great latte (they use unsweetened soy milk versus Starbucks’ sweetened) and also have a great yogurt parfait that is my go to. One should never shop hungry and make terrible hangry decisions.

Tavern has the best Thai Chicken Salad ever. Order it, enjoy it, you’re welcome.

Yebo’s menu never fails. Mac n cheese, greek salad, fish tacos and shrimp salad are all delicious favorites.


 

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Express Midi Tropical Dress (last seen here) | Clutch (similar) | Heels | NARS lipstick in Schiap | OPI Nail Polish in Alpine White

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Express Midi Tropical Dress (last seen here) | Clutch (similar) | Heels | NARS lipstick in Schiap | OPI Nail Polish in Alpine White

I’m all about re-wearing what’s in my closet to make the most out of it whenever possible.  It helps to justify the purchase, right?  This midi dress may look familiar as I wore it a few weeks ago with a denim jacket, everyday heels and a casual cross body. I knew I had to find other ways to wear this tropical print beauty or it would be a one hit wonder in my closet which I just can’t afford with how tiny it is (so tiny it’s really so sad). Decided to dress it up a bit with simple black heels and black clutch for dinner or a night out. I’m also heading to Miami in the coming weeks for a little getaway with Cathy of Poor Little It Girl at the Loews Miami Beach hotel. I’m thinking this number will be coming with me. Doesn’t it just scream South Beach?

Now what will I do with it next? I’m not so sure I have any other ideas, so help a girl out!

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