Let’s face it…being a Diva about town is certainly not for the faint of heart. One day you’re here, the next day you’re there…I never knew that jetsetting and moonlighting would require so much energy. And, although I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything, it’s definitely deserving of a getaway from time to time. Well; I could be easily tempted by a pair of these “faubolous” Giuseppe Zanotti’s and an offer to be a guest judge on Cupcake Wars. I’m just sayin… 😀
[Insert visual of me, in dramatic fashion (of course), fainting onto a comfy sofa, exhausted from a long day of fabulousness and glamerocity (no need for spell check).]
As you can imagine, I’m overdue for a day of relaxation, rejuvenation, and pampering; and I’m not referring to some Calgon quick fix either. THIS, my friends, is gonna require a bit of professional assistance. So, in my mission to experience all that’s fab in Atlanta, sometimes I look forward to just taking time away from the hustle and bustle to reflect, relax, and release…. Annnnd…exhale! Woosah!!!
Let’s rewind things for a moment to several weeks ago when I attended the Chic Boutique Tour. You remember the Tour right? A caravan of divas on a “shopping expo-dition” whilst (I always wanted to use that word) discovering some of Atlanta’s most fabulous boutiques. At stop #4 of the tour we embarked on an ultra-chic and uber-swanky “gem” called the Polished & Primped Nail Bar and Boutique. I was so amazed at how lavish the place was! The ambiance was so romantic and tranquil…a quintessential “girls paradise”. Upon entering this “Divas Dreamland”, I immediately felt like a Hollywood starlet at some exclusive shop on The Drive…Darling! Pampering AND shopping…what a great idea! Say you’ve just purchased a fabulous outfit; why not compliment your new ensemble with a fresh coat of candy nail paint from their conveniently located nail bar? This glamorously chic concept is long overdue, and their use of elegant décor and accents pieces sets the mood for a shopping experience like no other. I love, love, love the haute pink, button tufted counter! From the moment you enter, it immediately catches your eye, and draws you in for a closer look!
Polished & Primped has three uniquely distinct areas that all cater to any womens needs.
A Polished Pedicure Lounge where weary patrons can relax their feet in rose petals while enjoying a foot massage fit for royalty.
A Primped Fashion Lounge featuring the hautest brands alongside one of a kind pieces, and fab accessories to complete the look.
A Polished Manicure Lounge complete with OPI nail lacquer in a wide variety of deliciously fab colors that had me reminiscing back to my many visits to the Brachs candy display at the mall. 😛
So, while in the midst of my childlike wonderment at this fabulous new find, I met one of the boutiques’ owners, Dawn Riel, who invited me to attend their Official Grand Opening which would take place the following month. Leading up to the BIG day, I felt like kid on Christmas Eve as I envisioned myself unwrapping my new toy and playing with it for hours on end. 😀
So, fast forward to the present (pun intended) and the BIG day was finally here! (Que uncontrollable glee and patter clapping) 😀
Upon entering this fab boutique, I was greeted by the “Qream Girls” who were serving THE most delicious crème liqueur I have ever tasted. O-M-G!!! Aptly named Qream (with a Q), this sexy new liqueur will have your taste buds feeling like they’re on a secret rendezvous with pure bliss! Ooh la la!!! Created by Super Producer – Pharrell Williams, Qream has a very silky and sophisticated taste and comes in two fabulous flavours, Strawberry Qream and Peach Qream. Let me tell you; even the bottle screams sexy! Bravo Qream!!!
I had the pleasure of meeting Monica Diggs with Qream, who invited me to their upcoming launch party at the Pink Palace.
Looks like I’ll be celebrating Christmas a bit early….again! 😀
After distinguishing the fire caused by the excessive swiping of my credit card, 😀 I had a chance to meet the other two owners of Polished & Primped; Kim Wilkins (Dawn Reil’s sister) and Selam Welde who also manages the chic Polished Beauty Lounge in the Vinings.This trio of fab ladies have created a posh atmosphere that exudes sensuality and chic. Their eclectic assortment of pieces ranges from haute party dresses and detailed shirts to sexy lingerie, and statement jewels and accessories that you won’t find anywhere else. Their collection of eclectic styles, unique one of a kind accessories, coupled with a pampering station makes Polished & Primped a gem amongst jewels.
During the event, I also met Atlanta Hawks Legend, Dominique (Nique’) Wilkins and his brother, New York Knicks Great Gerald Wilkins, who just so happens to be the husband of shop co-owner Kim Wilkins. The festivities featured fabulous fashion freebies (try saying that fast :-D), swag bags, lite hors d’oeuvres by Shout, and complimentary mini manicures of which I could not help but indulge. 😀 DJ Teknology kept the guests rockin to the 80’s hits…Those songs brought back so many memories! 😀 And, with a portion of the proceeds from the event benefiting the American Diabetes Association, it was time to shop, shop, shop!!!
The fabulous Rosalynn Wilson, Founder and CEO of Chic Boutique Tour, was also in attendance to celebrate the Ouverture d’ Grande’. The Chic Boutique Tour is by far the most fab event of its kind, and I can’t wait until the next tour on November 12th!!!
Well, it looks like Polished & Primped created the perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind, and shop…of course!
Wow! Who’d have thought that you could be Styled & Spoiled, Clothed & Catered To, or (my fav) Pizzazz’d & Pampered all at the same place?
Well, I’m off to enjoy my new present. Merry Christmas to all, and to all…well, you know the rest. 😀