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Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur. #holidaysindecaturga #keepitindiecatur #decaturga #shoplocal

Boost your wardrobe this winter with a touch of exotic flair from Boutique Karma on Sycamore Street. Shop tops, tunics, wraps, dresses, jackets, and more in a wide variety of styles from global to minimal. Build layers of color and texture to assemble an ensemble for any occasion. Overwhelmed by the bountiful racks? Don’t miss your perfect piece – let the proprietors Jay and Raj play mix-and-match-maker! They know their stuff, styles, and silhouettes. The delight is in the details. Scarves (oh so many sensational scarves!), stand-out accessories, and jewelry complete the look. AND you save 25 percent on accessories when you shop Terrific Thursdays!

Boutique Karma
145 Sycamore St.

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Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur. #holidaysindecaturga #keepitindiecatur #decaturga #shoplocal

Are family pictures or holiday cards are your list? Schedule an expert kid’s cut at Salon Red Kids for maximum cute. But even if your kiddo is already perfectly coiffed this shop is worth a stop. The name says “salon” but the storefront says “FANTABULOUS toy store exploding with awesomeness”! Shop toys, games, gadgets, goodies, dolls, balls, dress-up clothes, books, baby goods, and even nursery decor all in the children’s boutique alongside their salon chairs. Overwhelmed by the astonishing options? Find childhood dreamland inspiration – and Salon Red Kid’s curated best picks – in their storefront window. They’re always getting in new shipments of on-trend trinkets and sensational seasonal finds, too! Consider your stockings stuffed.


Salon Red Kids
123 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.


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Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur.



Looking for a pop of color? Find *charming* trimmings at Kismet Jewelry on Church Street! (See what we did there?) This long-standing Decatur favorite offers a host of worldly wonders, from fine jewelry, costume jewelry, and casual pieces just for fun to fine art, sculpture, tapestries, and multicolored mosaic lamps imported from Turkey. Add flair – and good fortune – to any ensemble when you shop their selection of Lucky Eye jewelry. This bright blue blown-glass symbol wards off evil spirits and looks good doing it.

Kismet Jewelry
414 Church St.

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Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur.



Parties and shopping and gift exchanges, oh my! – A holiday calendar fills up quick! Make sure to schedule in some #selfcare at Natural Body Spa in Decatur. They offer a full range of indulgent spa treatments from facials and scrubs to massages and mani-pedis. Choose one of their seasonal body treatments to make your skin merry and bright! No tinsel required. Treat yo’self in house or take it to-go by shopping their wide selection of skincare, hair care, and aromatherapy products. Stumped on something special for that special someone? Two words – Gift card. Four more words – Everyone’s favorite Secret Santa.

Natural Body Spa
225 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Ste 150

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Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur.


Start the season off with something sweet! Visit Butter and Cream on Church Street for handcrafted hometown ice creams, sorbets, and sundaes. You’ll find classic childhood favorites – think butter pecan and mint chocolate chip – as well as fanciful flavors like Cardamom Honey and Campfire Chocolate. Their menu changes seasonally and holiday taste sensations are on the way! When the nights get too cold for ice cream (Never!) cozy up with a cup of cocoa instead – complete with homemade and oh-so-fluffy marshmallows. Keep their cookies and candies in mind for hostess gifts, teachers’ presents, and stocking stuffers, too! Or stash them all for yourself… We won’t judge.


Butter and Cream
416 Church St.

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Decatur’s streets are already a winter wonderland — now somebody just needs to tell the weatherman! Soak up the sun and the holiday spirit by getting a jump on your wishlist, I mean gift list. Follow along here on thedecaturminute.com or @cityofdecaturga on Instagram for seasonal #shopspiration, festive event information, Terrific Thursdays deals, holiday octopus sightings (yes, it’s a thing), and more. The streets, stores, and special events are already starting to sparkle, so why not join the fun? #holidaysindecatur


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For all of you non-procrastinator holiday shoppers out there, this week kicks off Decatur’s eight-week holiday shopping extravaganza. You’ll get rewarded for getting your shopping done early and have a chance to get your hands on some free art. Here’s what’s in store for Decatur this season:

Terrific Thursdays – starts this week!
November 2, 9, 16, 20 & December 7, 14, 21
Enjoy Discounts, snacks, special in-store events, and extended hours at 25+ participating Decatur Businesses in November and December. For a complete list of participating businesses, click here.

Free Art Every Thursday
On each Terrific Thursday, 10 artsy octopi will be placed in participating shops around Decatur. If you find one, take a photo and post it on Instagram. it’s yours! Tag yourself, the shop, @fishn and the artist (on the back of your new eight-legged friend). Use the #octopidecatur hashtag too.

Local Shopping Tips
Starting Monday, Nov. 6 check this blog, Instagram and Facebook each day for local gift ideas and to see who is keeping it “Indie-catur” this holiday season.

November Shopping Program
Nov. 1-30
Spend $200 in any city of Decatur shop in November (excludes restaurants and corporate chains) to receive a $20 local restaurant gift card. Bring your receipt(s) to the Visitors Center at 113 Clairemont Ave. or to the tent on the square during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25 to claim your gift card(s). Limited to three gift cards per shopper. Promotion expires Nov. 30, 2017.

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Choose from 22 participating Decatur restaurants throughout the day on Tuesday, October 17. The restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project. Visit the Project website for links to restaurants’ websites and more information about the volunteer Project.

Restaurants for Repairs – Raise a Fork! Fix a Home!

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September 10
Eye on Accessibility, Decatur Square, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Did you know that several government buildings and businesses in Downtown Decatur have recently become more accessible to the blind and visually impaired?

The FAR Vision mobile app allows vision-impaired Atlantans the ability to navigate to local businesses equipped with the necessary technology. Decatur is ahead of the curve, with a growing number of government buildings and local establishments becoming FAR-accessible in recent weeks.

Join Foresight Augmented Reality (FAR) in the Decatur Square, September 10, 2017 from 1-4 p.m., for fun and excitement as we celebrate the continuing progress toward making Decatur completely accessible to all residents.

Using participating businesses in the immediate vicinity of the square, FAR staff and volunteers will provide demonstrations of the mobile app that changes the way the vision-impaired live.

In addition to music and games, the Georgia Blind Sports Association will provide a blind sports demonstration you don’t want to miss!

Learn more about what it means to be FAR-accessible, and how to join the growing number of businesses who can claim that designation at www.foresightAR.com.

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Juicy Drop opened last week in the former Salon Red space on Church Street in downtown Decatur. Check out the interior. You would never know it was a hair salon before:


Juicy Drop is a cold pressed juice bar that serves juices, smoothies, acai bowls and salads.


You can order off the menu, pick up a bottle of cold-pressed juice or homemade almond milk, or order a juice cleanse.


There are a number of green juice options. The Green Wave contains kale, lemon, apple, spinach and pear.


If green juice isn’t your thing, you can try a non-green juice like Summer Breeze, which has juiced watermelon and lemon in it.


You can build your own acai bowl with a large selection of fruits, granola and seeds.


For more information about cold pressed juices and for a full menu visit Juicy Drop’s website.

Juicy Drop
119 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
IG: @myjuicydrop
FB: MyJuicyDrop

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