Friday, August 24, 2012

New to the Neighborhood

Being in Buckhead for over four years now has allowed me to see a lot of places come and go. Little boutiques open and then shut because they are located on a horrible corner. Old standbys move locations and succeed even more, like Fado did around the corner. New restaurants open to critical acclaim, old favorites close after management decides to retire. It's just the way of the world, and when you live somewhere long enough, you start to really notice each individual change.

There's a new addition to the Buckhead neighborhood that I hope will be staying around for a long, long time. Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to the soft-opening of a brand new bakery on Lenox Road. Mae's Bakery opens today, and features cupcakes, croissants, cookies and a full coffee bar, making it a great new spot for you and the gals, or you and your wife, or you and the kids to head for a little sweet something-something.

Beth, the fabulous owner and momma to Mae herself (who is a cute little girl of six or seven), loved making others happy through baking so much that she has decided to take that big step and open up her own shop. Nothing better than that - go Beth! I think this is so awesome. Even better, though, is that her sweet and sugary concoctions are fabulous. Check out this display case.

I relaxed last night with a crazy-good s'mores cupcake that had a graham cracker base, a marshmallow topping and a piece of chocolate sitting right up on top.

And then I may have brought some home to "share" and maybe ate another half of a Banana Chocolate Chunk cupcake.

Note: and to top it off, I skipped this morning's run as a result, oh my! ;) 

What I really enjoyed about Mae's Bakery is that it's tucked away in that quaint little strip on Lenox Road in between Lenox Mall and Buford Highway. I have driven past there so many times, looking longingly over and wondering how nice it must be to be able to walk across the street from your highrise home to grab a drink and a bite to eat. Now, those same residents can walk across for a sweet bite at Mae's!

And I might be altering my commute to/from work a bit to make sure I can stop in more, too :)

Thanks, Beth and Mae, for inviting me to stop by! The cupcakes were great (and note: they were my only compensation for this post, ha! ;) )