It's Valentine's Day in Atlanta and we've got the VIP scoop. From luxurious staycation experiences to dinners dripping in romance and presents that sparkle, here's what's on our V-Day radar.
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The CBD market is booming, and with so much selection, it can be hard to know what to buy and from whom. Lord Jones has quickly established themselves as the crème de la crème of the CBD world. From their dreamy packaging to a bevy of celebrity fans, Lord Jones is redefining the CBD industry. The team constantly innovates, claiming a lot of firsts in the CBD industry from rock band collaborations to a stunning stilletto cream. For the big love holiday, Lord Jones is offering limited edition hemp-derived CBD gumdrops in passion fruit and red rasberry. Each box features sweet and lightly-tart Passion Fruit Gumdrops, along with a single Red Raspberry Gumdrop for a romantic surprise.
1530 DeKalb Ave NE, Ste. F / Website
Helmed by Atlanta native Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips, Lazy Betty in Candler Park offers a unique experience this Valentine's Day. Get the lover in your life a box of handcrafted, gourmet chocolates including six dark chocolates with delectable fillings including rasberry rose water, straberry guava, salted caramel hazelnut, lemon honey chamomile, vanilla chai and peach bourbon. Feel good about supporting local restos, and indulge in some chocolate that is worth the calories.
JJ’s Flower Shop PCM
675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Ste. 174 / Website
Ponce City Market's favorite florists know how to make an everlasting impression. Their recently-released Dried Collection is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your eternal love. Designed for the modern minimalist, it's comprised of sustainable arrangements accented with variations of palm spears, pampas grass, bunny tails and more.
1170 Howell Mill Road NW, Ste. P18A / Website
Popular sleep and loungewear brand Lunya is now open in Atlanta. Founder Ashley Merrill brings comfortable, flattering sleepwear to the modern woman. Made of washable and resort linen silk, organic Pima cotton, alpaca, compact knit modal and cotton silk, wearing these comfy cuties is our new form of self-care.
Ever-popular towel brand Weezie Towels debuts a new heart pattern just in time for Valentine's Day. Options for both pink and blue hearts, get your hands on a premium short or long rob that is fluffy yet light with tailored, piped edges. Show yourself or your partner some love by pairing with a glass of rosé and Weezie's five-star towels sets.
The Village Market Retail at PCM
675 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE / Website
Shop for a Valentine's gift and feel good about it. The Village Market Retail at Ponce City Market opened as a means to amplify black voices with a curated collection of preemiment black brands and businesses. Shop candles, diffusers and room spray from Sophie Rose Candle Co and Love Ground Candle Co., pick up some beard oil and creams for your man from Beard Game, or curate your home with pieces from The Muted Home. Black is beautiful, and this Valentine's Day is a great time to celebrate that with some retail love and support.
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Le Jardin Francais
1100 Howell Mill Road NW / Website
Next to chocolate, flowers are the most classic thing about Valentine's Day. Fresh flowers are fabulous, but what is even better is learning how to curate your own fresh flower arrangement. Give the gift of a floral design class at Atlanta's Le Jardin Francais to anyone you love in your life—from your mother to a friend that has always been there. After a class, you will walk away with a vase and bouquet of preimum blooms, textured seasonal florals and skills that will last past the holiday.
262 Buckhead Ave NE / Website
Give the gift of food this Valentine's Day with Bella Cucina's delicious offerings. Try a classic pesto gift box ideal for anyone who loves sauces; an antipasti box that transports you to Italy with an impressive spread, chosen by Oprah as one of her “Favorite Things” last year; or a pizza party box with everything you could need to have a fun evening at home. Each box emutes the romantic nature of Italy and is the perfect gift for the foodie in your life.
976 Brady Ave NW, Ste. 110 / Website
Brand new and super trendy, Baffi is the hottest resto come this Valentine's Day. The Italian-inspired concept offers locally-sourced, seasonal dishes from the hands of Atlanta chef Andrew Cacioppo. Enjoy a V-Day dinner of roasted oysters with brown butter, black pepper, parmesan, braised meatballs with pork and veal atop of marcarpone grits, and more. Pair that with a bottle of wine from their extensive wine list, or peruse the cocktail program's popular drinks. We particularly love the Hollywood Hills with vodka, aloe, vermouth, basil and lemon. We're also fans of the Lake Tahoe with bourbon charred pineapple, honey, banana and lemon.
Westside Provisions District / Website
If Drake approves of this Ford Fry steakhouse, we do, too. At Marcel, the service is top-notch, the lights are dim, the steak is good and the desserts are the icing on the “cake” - pun intended. The baked Alaska features cake and ice cream clothed in marshmallow fluff, drenched in liquor and set ablaze tableside for a theatrical end to your meal.
75 14th St. / Website
Inside the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Bar Margot’s classic Sunday brunch is transformed into a special Valentine’s Day brunch. Grab your sweetheart or favorite group of Galentine’s for a midmorning feast of mini waffles and french toast topped with berries. The meal includes specialty carving stations, fresh selections from the raw bar and an expansive array of housemade pastries and desserts.
4199 Paces Ferry Road / Website
On the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Canoe serves a seasonal menu created by chef Matthew Basford for this romantic day. Start your night with a stroll around the serene gardens and winding walkways, then settle for a private waterfront meal. Indulge in the menu or choose from favorites like the oven-roasted halibut and Harissa-spiced Australian lamb sirloin.
1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. / Website
Cozy up with that special someone at home and indulge in Bacchanalia’s Valentine’s Dinner for two. Nibble on lobster bisque with grapefruit emulsion and lobster salad, then choose from thyme-cured beef tenderloin with horseradish cream or steelhead trout with preserved Meyer lemon for the main. For a sweet finish, sip on Champagne as you sample delicious strawberry-rose macarons.
3455 Peachtree Road NE / Website
The influence of the Italian coast is an omnipresent force through the meal at this Valentine's Day night spot. Start with a small plate of shrimp-stuffed cappelletti with pickled herbs, then the sea urchin froth before moving on to the main plates like Block Island swordfish, or the tart, savory whole wood-grilled loup de mer. Desserts are crafted in-house: You’ll want to keep the flaky Nutella torta with burnt milk gelato all to yourself.
Camille Rose Naturals
4547 Knight Rd suite a, Macon / Website
Janell Stephens' natural hair and skincare brand is made with gourmet ingredients that are good both in and on the body. This suite of products for all skin types and hair textures includes the longtime favorite Almond Jai twisting butter and newcomers like the ultrahydrating Honey collection. This Valetine's Day, Stephens leans into her beauty arsenal: "a great red lippie—my go-to has always been the Ruby Woo lipstick from MAC," she says. "Also, I am a girl who loves a great scent. I won’t leave home without spraying on my Velvet Rose perfume by Camille Rose. The notes are sweet Egyptian rose petals with hints of citrus and white plum."
659 Auburn Ave. NE # 125 / Website
Aviary Beauty + Wellness recently launched Flight Club boxes. A variety of full- and trial-size products are curated by owner Amy Leavell Bransford, with recent boxes including serums and creams from Luzern and a dimple tumbler from Atlanta-based brand Utility Objects. Past brands have included Lord Jones, Supergoop and Binchotan. The box is also loaded with a gratis grab bag of items including sachets, samples and curiosities, perfect for anyone looking to experiment with their beauty and wellness routines.
3150 Roswell Rd NW Suite B-1 / Website
Serenity meets sophistication at Artisan Beauté. Focusing on nonsurgical, noninvasive aesthetic treatments and procedures, the medspa is the must-have appointment of the season. Find peace of mind and body in the customized programs and curated treatments that seek to smooth and sculpt as well as rejuvenate and renew. In the retail space, find notable names like SkinCeuticals and UMA Oils, among others.
26 Old Roswell St, Alpharetta / Website
New shop INDIEHOUSE Modern Fragrance Bar, in the heart of downtown Alpharetta, is home to niche and artisan brands, as well as nontoxic perfume ingredients and perfume blending. Choose from more than 40 fragrance brands from around the world, including 150 distinct fragrances you won’t find anywhere else in Atlanta. Create your signature fragrence with six scent categories, such as Modern Romantic (soft and charming) and Sporty Chic (energizing and upbeat). Also up for grabs are 100 percent botanical fragrances produced with no synthetics and organic alcohol.