March 8th, 2023, is International Women's Day, and while it's always important to celebrate women-owned businesses, we thought now would be the perfect time to highlight some here in Sandy Springs! If we've missed any, don't hesitate to let us know at email@example.com.
Recently celebrating 19 years of operation, Veronica's Attic is a women's fashion boutique that curates pieces from popular brands like Joe's Jeans, Avindy, Mark Edge, and more! Mother and daughter owners, Cecily Ross and Eryn Spector, value the relationships they create with their customers. Through their extensive experience, they have the know-how to style women of all ages and backgrounds. When you walk through the door, you'll be greeted with the perfect atmosphere for a fun and comfortable shopping experience.
Looking to get a sweat on? That should be no problem at Turn Studio! This state-of-the-art workout studio offers instructor-led indoor cycling, yoga, HIIT, cardio-dance classes, and much more! Owner, Ashley Francis, wanted to create a community that works to their individual goals while also growing together as a family. To quote Ashley, "Improving the lives of the TURN Members in the studio while empowering them to improve the lives of others outside the studio and in the community" is Turn's core value. So, no need to wait until the new year to start a new resolution; let the instructors at Turn Studio help you reach your goals today!
Susansnaps has an incredible story behind it, made even sweeter by its delicious cookies! Co-owner, Susan Stachler, was only 22 years old, and a week from her college graduation, when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Her mother, Laura Stachler, would bring homemade gingersnaps to Susan while she was in treatment, and she would share them with other patients to brighten their day. Soon enough, neighbors, friends, and family got word of these unique gingersnaps, and thus a business was born. Read the complete story and order some flavored snaps on their website!
If you want to feel like a superhero, then you need to have a meal at Strive Foods! Owner and head chef, Claudine Sellers, wanted to bring her years of culinary experience to Sandy Springs and offer the community a healthy, plant-based dining option. They have a rotating menu that changes based on what foods are in season, what fresh ingredients they have, and how creative the chefs are feeling that day! That's where Strive Foods separates itself from the pack. They just want to make healthy, nutritiously dense foods that taste great, and they do just that! You even have the option to pre-order from an extensive list of meals, which they will have ready for you the next day. *Orders must be placed prior to 10am the day before pickup.
Situated in the heart of City Springs, Nam Kitchen offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Executive chef Thuy Bich, "incorporates elements of North and South Vietnamese culture into creating the perfect culinary experience." They also have an extensive wine selection of 50+ different pours, so wine lovers will definitely be pleased. This is the perfect spot if you want to grab a meal prior to seeing a show at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center or an outdoor concert at City Green.
Mater Day Flower Truck
Named after their 966 Ford F100 baby blue pickup truck, Mater Day Flower Truck specializes in floral arrangements and bouquets for events and individual purchase. They grow most of their flowers and greenery right here in Sandy Springs, and they are frequent vendors at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market (which will starts its season on April 8th). Check out their Instagram, @materdayflowertruck, to see some of their awesome work!
La Dee Da Studio
Creativity and artistic expression are not always things that are prevalent in many children's lives. That's where La Dee Da Studio owner, Sughandha Rosenhaft, felt that she could make a difference. Coming from a household with two parents that encouraged creative freedom, Rosenhaft wanted to provide a space for kids to experience that same feeling. She stated in an interview with Shoutout Atlanta, "I wanted children to be able to come and explore their surroundings and senses through art and in an environment that was open, warm, and inviting." La Dee Da Studio offers in-person and at-home art camps for ages ranging from 3 to 14. They also offer DIY craft kits, such as a spring-themed birdhouse and a paint-your-own bunny piggy bank.
J. Wills Children's Shop
J. Wills was founded in 2016 when Julie Williams, a new mother, had a hard time finding timeless, Southern attire to dress her daughter in. She scoured online boutiques and brick-and-mortar retailers, but never found quite what she was looking for. Instead of giving up, she decided she should just do it herself! Fast forward to now, J. Wills is a thriving business that curates pieces from trusted brands as well as up-and-coming designers. They are sure to have the perfect style for your little ones, and they offer an extensive selection at varying prices. Now is the perfect time to shop their spring & summer collection!
Just Love Coffee Cafe
The atmosphere at Just Love Coffee is exactly what you want from a coffee shop. Endearing, quaint, cozy—the list of adjectives could go on and on. The beautifully-designed murals painted on the walls throughout the shop give off an uplifting vibe and provide the perfect setting to relax or get some work done. And we haven't gotten to their deliciously fresh-brewed coffee yet! Enjoy a perfectly-crafted latte and a "Womelette" (a waffle + omelette combo) for a true "Just Love" experience. Franchisee owner, Amanda Singer, loves to serve her customers, and she enjoys brightening the day of everyone who walks into her coffee shop. She's also passionate about supporting dog rescues. A portion of all sales goes to local rescue groups, and Amanda often hosts adoption events of her own!
If you're a fan of wooden boards topped with the finest meats and cheeses, then you have to check out Charcuterie Chick. Founder and former SEC athlete, Alex Palvin, has brought the French-culinary art to Sandy Springs, and she wants to share it with you! You can choose from various styles of boards, including their Date Night Board and the XL Board for bigger parties. They even offer in-person and virtual classes, where you learn everything you need to know about crafting your own charcuterie board!
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
There aren't many things in this world better than a good, old-fashioned pie, and franchisee owner, Kimmie Chung, knows that better than anyone! She decided to pursue baking as a profession when her son, Ben, brought her a slice of pie from Buttermilk Sky Pie. She said, "That slice of pie took me back 20 years...", and flooded her with memories of her home in South Korea. When she moved to the United States, she had almost nothing to her name, and her success as a business owner is a product of pure hard work and determination. So the next time you have a craving for a baked treat, order a slice from Kimmie's Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop!
Bridals by Lori
Featured on the hit TV show, Say Yes to the Dress, Bridals by Lori is the largest full-service bridal salon in the nation. Their three-story, 25,000-square-foot, space provides soon-to-be brides with everything they need to find their perfect dress. They have over 20 dressing rooms, an in-house runway, a live webcam, and gowns and accessories from the top designers in the world. The Bridals by Lori experience is carefully crafted to ensure the bride is happy with her choice!
The Blake is a women's contemporary boutique that offers their own unique clothing line, as well as a variety of home decor, art, gifts, baby clothes, and men's accessories. Owner Annie Boswell is no stranger to running a successful business. At the young age of 26, she's already owned Fortune Designs, a jewelry company, and Harper Pointe, another women's boutique. We can only expect from her track record that The Blake will be a resounding success in Sandy Springs!
Thank you to all of the women who have chosen to start and grow your businesses in Sandy Springs. Your dedication and hard work are inspiring and infectious, and we look forward to witnessing your future successes! Happy International Women's Day from the Visit Sandy Springs team!