Seasonal Spotlight: Found Co.

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Style is stirring all through the house at Found Co. (335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.). Escape to this elegant storefront on West Ponce for stand-out gifts with organic grace. Found Co. offers a curated collection of objects and apothecary for home and body, including elegant orchids, terrariums, and potted plants, small furnishings, throws and pillows, table top touches, inspiring books, aromatherapy, and everyday indulgences at a range of price-points. Shop for sweethearts, besties, hosts and hostesses, mothers-in-law, and more. Stuff the most luxurious stockings this side of the North Pole. And add handsome holiday trimmings to make the season beautiful.

Terrific Thursdays at Found Co. Decatur: Stop in for a deep breath during the holiday bustle and rotating specials on Terrific Thursdays.

Found Co. Decatur
335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
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In a pickle? Shop Savi Provisions (180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.) for the gourmand on your gift list. This gourmet grocery, bottle shop, and delicatessen offers an outstanding selection in their spacious storefront. Shop their holiday gift baskets, or find plenty to fill your own! Choose from organic produce, bakery items, snacks and cheese board fodder, gift-wrap-worthy chocolates, beer, wine, spirits, and teetotalers’ libations alike. Savi serves specialty foods (made-to-order or ready-and-waiting) with fresh ingredients and uncompromising taste. They also stock diapers, toothpaste, dog treats, and other essentials that might sneak up on you. There’s plenty of parking in back, so popping in is easy.

Terrific Thursdays at Savi: Look for rotating specials and samples on goods from Savi Provisions on Terrific Thursdays.

Savi Provisions
180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

This Weekend in Decatur: 12/7


This weekend in #decaturga: Decorate Decatur deadline and Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe at Clairemont

Enter the Decorate Decatur contest for your time to shine! Submit photographs of your decorated residents or business (or your neighbors) along with the street address to shirley.baylis@decaturga.com TODAY. Judges will drive by over the weekend. For information, call 678-553-6573.

The Decatur Holiday Marketplace & Cafe brings 100+ local artists booths, live music, and homemade soups to Clairemont Elementary (155 Erie Ave.) Friday, Dec. 7, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information at www.decaturholidaymarketplace.com and facebook.com/events/352109502215700/
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Pull up a seat at The Corner Pub (627 E. College Ave.) – your neighborhood hangout with good grub and rotating taps. Located in East Decatur Station (with ample free parking on site), this local joint has a low-key, mom-and-pop vibe. But they are no-nonsense when it comes to first-rate food. Find fresh pub fare and seasonal specials, weekend brunch, and veg / gluten-free options, and of course, great bar offerings, too. Settle in for a hit-the-spot meal with friendly, familiar service and feel like a regular. Heck, become a regular! Trivia night is on Wednesdays, if you need extra incentive.

Terrific Thursdays at The Corner Pub: Sample their sandwich special – grilled chicken pita with sundried tomatoes and arugula. $2.50 Bud Lights all day.

The Corner Pub
627 E. College Ave.
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Books shine bright at Little Shop of Stories (133 E. Court Square) – Creative Loafing’s Best Book Store of Atlanta (reader’s pick) for a reason! This in-town gem offers outstanding books for readers of all ages. Start ’em young with beyond-the-classics board books, GOBS of gorgeous picture books, even favorite-character plushies, puzzles, and craft kits. Got tricky middle-grade and YA readers on your list? Get trending recommendations from their expert, book match-making staff. Shop for grown-ups, too: Little Shop brings in top-notch adult fiction and non-fiction titles, books of poetry, cookbooks, art books, and more.

Terrific Thursdays at Little Shop of Stories: Drop in for Storytime with the Grinch! Thursday, 12/13 at 7 p.m. Spend $100 for and get a $10 gift card to use in 2019. Get gorgeous, free gift wrap any day of the week!

Little Shop of Stories
133 E. Court Square
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Sugar, spice, and everything nice at Butter & Cream (416 Church St.). Stop into this lovable scoop shop to satisfy your sweet tooth, locally! Scrumptious ice creams, cookies, and salted caramels are handcrafted on site every day. Enjoy quality classics like mint chocolate chip and butter pecan, or look to their rotating seasonal menu for unexpected new favorites (think mulled cider sorbet and spiked egg nog). Whatever you get, make sure you put house-made hot fudge on it. #bliss. Share the love (no, not your ice cream!) with family and friends. Butter & Cream offers special holiday cookie and caramels boxes to make the season sweet.

Terrific Thursdays at Butter & Cream: Stop in for free samples of brownies, caramels, and more on Terrific Thursdays.

Butter and Cream
416 Church St.


The December test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will happen tomorrow (12/5/18) at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 6 December 2018.

If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.


Books for December

Reading Suggestions from Decatur’s Better Together Advisory Board

One of December’s gifts to us is the opportunity to reflect on the previous year and begin planning to make the new one more purposeful than the last. And with the ushering in of festive celebrations like Christmas, Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice and several other religious and spiritual holidays, this time of year presents an opportunity to learn about and engage with a myriad of faith-based cultures and traditions that make our multicultural world kind and joyous.

In The Good Heart, the Dalai Lama argues that the primary purpose of all our major religious traditions is to transform our hearts into temples of goodness and compassion. He concludes that there is tremendous value in exploring and honoring other religious traditions because every dominant religion has the potential to create opportunities for genuine compassion and a spirit of harmony.

We hope you will use this December as an opportunity to engage with the spiritual beliefs of others while you find peace and love in a deeper connection with your own culture and traditions.

The Better Together Advisory Board (BTAB), in partnership with Little Shop of Stories, offers a small contribution to that effort with the following recommendations.



Why Religion? A Personal Story
by Elaine Pagels (Adult)

This memoir of a scholar of religion explores the commonalities and differences of various faiths through the lens of her grief at the loss of her husband and son. She extends these thoughts to how spiritual practices and traditions continue to shape our lives as individuals and as a group, whether religious or not.



One World, Many Religions: The Ways We Worship
by Mary Pope Osborne (8 years and up)

The author presents the many ways children around the world practice faith. Each chapter places a major religion in historical context and includes how practices and beliefs specific to that religion have shaped and influenced laws and customs, the arts, literature, music, and education.



The Three Questions
by Jon J. Muth (Children)

Based on a story by Tolstoy, this book tells the story of a young boy seeking the answers to three questions: When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Under the guidance of a wise old turtle, he learns the precepts shared by all faith traditions – service to others, love, and compassion. The Three Questions is a wonderful way to foster a discussion about embracing all that we share in our spiritual beliefs – that we are more alike than we are different as we strive to be fully present in the world.


You can find these books and many others at Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Square, or online at littleshopofstories.com/shop-online/. Happy Holidays from the Better Together Advisory Board and Little Shop of Stories.

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Slurp this season at Taiyo Ramen (130 Clairemont Ave.) in Decatur. A giant bowl of craft Japanese ramen will warm you up on a dreary day (ahem!) or spice up a night on the town – literally. Pop into Taiyo for steaming servings of rich, from-scratch, 48-hour broth, succulent Sun noodles, local proteins, seasonal veggies, and farm-fresh eggs. Add toppings to your heart’s content, or a Flavor Bomb for a bold boost. Don’t feel like slurping? Their menu boasts billowy bao buns, donburi (rice bowls), yakisoba, gyoza dumplings for sharing (or not, your call…), and more. Double the fun on Mondays, when Taiyo offers a BOGO deal on ramen bowls! And kids eat free on Wednesdays – whaaaat?


Terrific Thursdays at Taiyo Ramen: Sip classic cocktails like Old Fashioned, Negroni, French 75, Sazeracs, and more for $5 each.


Taiyo Ramen
130 Clairemont Ave.
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Mix and mingle blouses and bangles at Boutique Karma (145 Sycamore St.), a long-standing local favorite for women’s fashion on Decatur’s downtown square. Boutique Karma overflows with textured tunics, colorful tops, unexpected dresses, and more in a range of figure-oh-so-flattering cuts and sizes. They love to layer looks with sumptuous natural fibers, dramatic drop-length necklaces, and scores upon scores of silky scarves (not all at one time, silly – Pace yourself!) Shop their artful, international selection with the help of store owners Jay and Raj. They’ve got eyes for design, fit, and fashion. Walk out with a winning ensemble for a holiday soiree or unforgettable gifts for the ladies on your list. Tuck a cuff – or three! – under the tree.

Terrific Thursdays at Boutique Karma: Shop here on Terrific Thursdays for 20% off of all full-price items.

Boutique Karma
145 Sycamore St.