The Collection at Forsyth and The Forum is the future of shopping in the suburbs. In the burbs it is just outdoor shopping set in a Main Street setting, while intown makes these multipurpose with apartments and condos mixed in. Restaurants are mixed in for a plus at meal time. The Forum has a really nice restaurant in Grace 1720, the food has been good, I have had service issues more than one time. There is also a Ted’s Montana Grill and La Parilla. There is also a Japanese, sushi and hibachi and an Italian restaurant. While at the Collection, there is Norman’s Landing across the street and a Red Robin and a Cheeky’s which are both very good. There are many more eateries there also.
They have some shops in common, Talbot’s, Ann Taylor, Coldwater Creek, J. Jill, and DSW Shoe Warehouse! DSW is the best, the back room is where the highest discounted shoes are, but it’s not in the back any more (still good deals to be had!!!). There are always good sales in the back of every store.
The end of the day you have to stop by Haagen-Daz, what? They have Smoothies…and some yummy shakes. Sit out front and people watch (because the young person would not let you take photos of strangers, bummer). The end to a great shopping day!
The next blog is about the shopping at The Collection at Forsyth, the one after this one. A girl has to eat! So Norman’s Landing it is! It is a short drive from Atlanta. The bread basket is really yummy. I had the special, flounder stuffed with crabmeat with sides of field peas and steamed vegetables. But, wait, we started with fried mushrooms, it took me back to college. We always got fried mushrooms in college. They were excellent! The flounder was good, but not great. The field peas were very good. Steamed vegetables, well, they are steamed vegetables. (I should have gotten mashed potatoes)
Let me say this, everything I have ever ordered at Norman’s Landing has been very good. Veggie plate and salad included. Sorry there were no photos. Next time!
Oakland Cemetery is a great place to visit for the day. I went for a two hour tour this morning, it was a really quick two hours. So many things to see, Bobby Jone’s grave site, has a golf hole next to his headstone. So many interesting facts and people. The tour this morning was given by volunteer and my friend Melissa, she did an outstanding job.
After the tour you can keep going around the cemetery or go get some lunch at Six Feet Under (that’s what I did, oh you get a $5.00 discount) I ordered the seafood stew with fried green tomatoes and jalapeno hushpuppies. Yes, it was a lot of food, but, they have to go boxes. It was very good. The stew was great, good spice and flavor, with the seafood cooked perfectly. The fried green tomatoes were very good, the sauce on them was awesome. The hushpuppies were just okay, but my dad makes the best hushpuppies, so, it is hard to compare. Let me know if you make it out there, or if you have any questions. Happy Weekend!!!
The 21st Annual Taste of Marietta is this Sunday the 27th
Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival is April 26 and 27th
Photos and reviews to come!
Have a GREAT Weekend!!!
(this photo is actually from Decatur)
Just one quick photo today of the interior of the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Isn’t it cool?
My friends Andy and Sabrina with the Atlanta Braves invited me to The 10th Anniversary luncheon of WISE Atlanta. The Keynote Speaker was Sharon Byers, Senior Vice President Sports and Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cole.
Her basic point I took away was, you can do/be anything. That is a good thing in my book.
Tomorrow I will post some more photos of the lovely Georgian Terrace.