Lonescapade: A Hidden Coffee Shop Haven on the Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee Coffee Company– a coffee shop right off the Chattahoochee River in North Atlanta-has a backyard that feels like a mix between a secret garden and Rivendell. The shop is nestled in the Walton on the Chattahoochee apartment community, which only allows nonresidents access during the week. When I arrived at the gate to … More Lonescapade: A Hidden Coffee Shop Haven on the Chattahoochee

Lonescapade: Perusing Metro-Atlanta’s Japanese Grocery Store

Always on the hunt for Japanese novelty items around Atlanta, I recently discovered Tomato Japanese Food Grocery, via some internet exploration, just outside of the city. It’s a small mom-and-pop, but with an exciting selection of Japanese food items. Tomato provides some rare treats, like green tea waffle-cone ice-cream sandwiches, red bean mochi, and sushi-ready … More Lonescapade: Perusing Metro-Atlanta’s Japanese Grocery Store

Lonescapade: Peachtree Battle Antiques and Interiors

I had never heard of this little gem before, but randomly passed the antique shop driving down Peachtree Street the other day on my way to Trader Joe’s. I had to do a double take, the old storefront jumped out at me amidst the stretch of modern shopping strips. An antique itself, this building is … More Lonescapade: Peachtree Battle Antiques and Interiors

What is a Lonescapade?

A good question. Besides a word I made up, a lonescapade is freedom and self-reliance. It’s about taking yourself on an adventure and letting your curiosity be your guide. A lonescapade means telling yourself that your inner desires are being heard and attended to. It’s about saying yes to the life you want.

Lonescapade: Discovering Atlanta’s Northside Trail

I moved to a new apartment in Atlanta a few weeks ago, near the Collier Hills neighborhood. For me, moving means exploring and making a new community my own. The Northside Trail, part of the Atlanta BeltLine, is about half a mile from my new digs and it has become part of my walks and runs. The … More Lonescapade: Discovering Atlanta’s Northside Trail