French Inspired Spots In Atlanta

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I’ve only been to Paris once, and it was for a super short period of time. 36 hours max. And 24 of those I think I was asleep. It wasn’t the best planned out trip, but I still got to see the Eiffel Tower, Mona Lisa, eat a crepe, croissant and my weight in bread. It was still an amazing experience despite my jet lag, lack of itinerary and overall disorganization before popping over to London to meet Camp Leader Joe, aka my Dad. I don’t regret my time there, in fact I think spending that short amount of time there made me more eager to go back to give the city the time of day it deserves. There’s just too much history and beauty to cram into 36 hours regardless of a seamless itinerary.

There’s something just magical about Paris and the streets, the balconies, the food, the culture. It has a feel to it. A very true Parisian feel that everyone talks about. It’s there, it’s everywhere from the way people dress, move through the city and spend their time. Something I loved most about the french was their sense of style. The style was feminine, proper, not over the top and most of all, super chic. They wore mini dresses with flats, trenches everywhere, and there were usually lots of hats. So when Maison Jules, a lovely french inspired line available at Macy’s, asked me to find my favorite french inspired spots in Atlanta I knew exactly where I wanted to go. First up, was lunch at Le Bilboquet. It’s a new spot in town at Buckhead Atlanta and they serve up the most amazing food (and service). Their patio mimics the beautiful sidewalk cafes in Paris where you can grab an espresso and sit to people watch. Some of my favorite dishes here are the crab salad (pictured below) and also the mussels. I’m sort of obsessed with mussels if you didn’t know that already and their’s are amazing!

purple dress and bob
mini dress and over the knee boots
crab salad, Le Bilboquet
thigh high boots, over the knee boots
over the knee boots, thigh high boots with mini dress
bistro tables, best places to eat in Atlanta Le Bilboquet

Once we stuffed our faces with croque monsieur and frites (french fries people!) we hopped over to Corso Coffee for a cappuccino and croissant. The BEST croissant I ever had was obviously in Paris. You could grab a warm croissant on just about every street corner. Bakeries are a dime a dozen in Paris and for my sweet tooth, that was the greatest thing ever. Ever since my trip, I’ve been trying to find a good one in Atlanta. Corso has one of the best in the city and their patio also doesn’t disappoint. 

latte art, shoes and coffee
girl with coffee at bistro table
bistro table with latte, french inspired coffee
latte and croissant
Coffee shop, girl sitting with latte

Lastly, L’OCCITANE for their south of France feel. I hosted an event here a couple weeks ago and I couldn’t not include it here. You can hit all three of my favorite spots right at Buckhead Atlanta for a truly Parisian afternoon.  

All photos by JNelly

All outfits provided by Maison Jules available at Macys.

This post was written in collaboration with Maison Jules. All opinions and views are my own.

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17 Comments

  1. Sarah wrote:

    I’m loving the second look the most, those flats are just so pretty. I’ve always wanted to go to Paris, hopefully someday.

    xo, Sarah
    http://www.everydaywithsarah.com

    Posted 10.1.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Thank you! They’re super cute, but so uncomfortable!

      Posted 10.1.15 Reply
  2. Chelsea wrote:

    I love all of these looks, but the dress and boots combo is awesome! That would totally be my fall uniform!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

    Posted 10.1.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      I was SO happy to finally whip these boots out last week with the cooler temps. Too bad its 85 degrees today! Thanks for stopping by.

      Posted 10.1.15 Reply
  3. carly wrote:

    This post has me seriously wishing I had a trip to Paris planned soon, sadly I don’t. How are french women just naturally so chic? It’s amazing!
    Oh, and your fit and flare dress is perfect
    Dresses & Denim

    Posted 10.1.15 Reply
  4. Ally wrote:

    Croque monsieur AND frites? They can do that!? You shouldn’t have told me that…

    Xo Ally

    http://www.allysoninwonderland.com

    Posted 10.1.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Oh they do that!

      Posted 10.1.15 Reply
  5. Bethann wrote:

    Beautiful outfits all around! Very French feeling especially the lovely open patio!

    Posted 10.1.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      The patio is the best! Thanks for stopping by.

      Posted 10.1.15 Reply
  6. Forget the clothes, can I just have all the food, please!! Best meal in ATL yet!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    https://poorlittleitgirl.com

    Posted 10.1.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Think its my favorite spot too. So delicious.

      Posted 10.1.15 Reply
  7. A cappuccino and croissant is my ideal breakfast! Love the color of that first dress and the OTK boots.

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

    Posted 10.1.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      I love a good croissant too, so so good. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 10.1.15 Reply
  8. Those all the reason why I would love to visit paris one day. Carbs, cafe (aka coffee) and the eiffel tower, check! Btw, love those pointy toe loafer flats!

    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

    Posted 10.1.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      The carbs are the best part!

      Posted 10.1.15 Reply
  9. Oooooh those boots! So dreamy!

    Xx Taylor
    https://www.lightscameracatwalk.com

    Posted 10.1.15 Reply
  10. Katya wrote:

    Gorgeous photos! I especially love the look featuring suede boots. Those are so pretty!

    https://stylesprinter.com/

    Posted 10.2.15 Reply

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