Atlanta’s Finest Coffee Shops

Atlanta's Finest Coffee Shops

It is no secret anymore that I am a coffee junkie. Maybe someday I will go profesh just to have the title “coffee connoisseur.” For now, I am a willing taste tester.

Coffee shops are as frequent as ATM’s around here, so narrowing down the finest coffee shops in Atlanta was a difficult assignment, but ohhh was it a delicious one. Head over to Condé Nast to see who made the cut!

Haley Sheffield toured these shops with me and snapped all the photos. She is a talented one that girl. Will try to share more photos of the spaces in the coming weeks:)

I am off to Chicago for my last Brand Market workshop of the year! Very much looking forward to it, but will be so happy when I can settle in for the rest of the year with my family.

Wishing you all a good crispy fall weekend ahead.
x, Anna

The Brand Market D.C.

We were given the perfect weather weekend at the Alexandria, VA Brand Market workshop held at one of the cutest studio’s I have ever seen, Sweet Root Village. Old historic charm, an enviable prop shelf, wooden floors, hanging plants, and white picket fences. Charming as they come. The Sweet Root Village team created that stunning mantel decor….

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Got to meet long time blog friend and co-host Rebecca Beach of A Daily Something, as well as newer instagram friend Joy Janes of Mornings Like These. Both of these women killed it on delivering relevant and relatable content to grow your business and do it with passion and success. So grateful to have worked with them!

We also had the pleasure of working with Misha’s Coffee, Out of the Box Bakery, and Honest Tea to keep us going with happy tummy’s all day long.

Tickled Photobooth showed up with photo fun for the guests with backdrop by A Daily Something team. Gina Paola Design custom made the polka dot totes! They were perfect.

A Special thanks to our Market Tote Sponsors:
Valentina Black
Gina Paola Designs
Paper Finch Studio
Sapling Press
Rifle Paper Co.
Kate Aspen
Design Dotted
Mes 2 Petites Etoiles


Thank you to Anna Clair Photography for capturing the day! 

The next workshop is in Chicago this weekend which you can keep up with on The Brand Market instagram, and finishing the year here in Atlanta (registration went live yesterday!)


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Look One: Dress by Duchess and Lion Co. (available for pre-order tomorrow) // Hat: Baby Gap // Shoes: Old Navy // Glasses: Target
Look Two: Dress by Dream Catcher Baby c/o // Cardi: Old Navy // Hat: mama’s // Shoes: Old Navy

It presents a whole new meaning for the words: strong-willed. New vocabulary with mixed consonants and expressions for every occasion. My life is never short of entertainment.

Three with a little girl is drastically different than three with a little boy. Snakes, snails, and puppy dog tails are replaced, with sugar and a whole lot of spice with a side of sass. My little wild flower seems to have inherited the strong will of her mother and the stubbornness of her father. Lord help us all…

And yet, I am so grateful she has that strong will. It’s the one that will help her fight the good fight when it seems the world around her is giving up. It will help her finish strong when her team is behind, and there is only a minute left on the clock. It will also help her stick to her guns when the wrong boys come calling. It will help her stand by the people she loves and never waiver in that loyalty……….but how do I help turn that will to all that is good?

I am realizing in raising my little ones, that the daily battles are building my own patience and strength of will in the process. How do I help this fiery wildcracker hold on to that iron will, without letting it become Veruka Salt or Regina George?…Well Gabe and I are still figuring that out. We have looked at each other many a times and ask, are we doing the right thing? What ARE we doing??

Little by little, day by day we are learning. We hope to raise these little ones with strong minds and loyal hearts who hopefully will be able to make good decisions on their own when the time comes. Gabe and I pray for this every night. In the process it is a lot of consistency, setting clear guidelines, always backing each other up, and loving them unconditionally no matter how tired we are.

My little Veronica Rose is our live comic section in the daily newspaper.
As I always say, I wouldn’t wish this age away for anything.
Every age is my favorite.

Now go check out these incredible mothers who hand make the most delicious dresses and other things for little peeps! Duchess and Lion and Dream Catcher Baby

Photos by Chelsey Heidorn (she is so good with kids!)

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