Thursday, October 15, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
My last day in Atlanta was spent wandering around the Little Five Points area of Atlanta. L5P was probably one of my favorite parts of the city. Every building was covered in some type of street art and the place was full of thrift stores and adorable little coffeeshops. It was a great to way to spend my last day. I explored the streets, bopping in and out of shops before heading to the airport to fly home to Boston.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
My second day in Hotlanta consisted of nerves, shopping, some great wine, cool people, and the most incredible grilled cheese EVER.
I had my Home Office interview in the morning, then I hung out with some other girls that interviewed around the same time as me. It definitely was a great way to decompress after prepping for my interview. We got lunch at the hotel. I devoured a veggie burger and a big salad, having skipped breakfast out of nerves.
After lunch we headed over to the Westend, where we visited the Free People at White Provisions. The store was adorable and so was the location, all white-washed walls and exposed brick (sigh.) A bridge connected the two sides of the complex, overlooking train tracks. If you're ever in the Atlanta area, I highly recommend checking out the Westside Provisions district.
We stopped for smoothies at a cute little stand called Dtox and then grabbed an early dinner at Star Provisions. Our wine selection was based solely upon the fact that the label was cool. This proved an excellent way to do because the wine was amazing! I'm definitely a beer kinda girl, but this Saved Wine was light for a red and not too sweet. We managed to get through the whole bottle, chatting away like old friends.
We said goodbye after dinner, all of us heading to separate parts of the country. But we it was more of a "see you soon" rather than a final goodbye.
Monday, October 12, 2015
My first day in Atlanta was crazy! It started in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. I woke up to catch my 5 am flight and arrived in Georgia around 10 am. I didn't have anywhere to be until later in the evening so after checking into my hotel, I decided to spend the afternoon exploring the city.
I took Atlanta like a local, traveling by Marta, Atlanta's public transport system. I wandered around uptown, stopping into to say hello to the girls at the Free People store there. I grabbed a latte at a coffeeshop before heading to the W Hotel for the Home Office Recruiting session.
We met in a very comfortable setting. In my experience, Free People girls really know how to create a relaxed atmosphere.
After the session, a bunch of the other recruits and I decided to go out for dinner at an adorable spot in the Westend of Atlanta. We immediately connected bonding over the smallest things, like making an MPOS order or dealing with customers. The amazing thing about working for Free People is the great sense of community!
I feel as if anywhere I go, wherever there are Free People girls, I'm home.