“All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.” -- Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow
This week, Chrome Yellow Trading Co. (a name loosely based on Aldous Huxley? I was immediately intrigued) celebrated the soft opening of their shop in the Edgewood neighborhood of Atlanta. Since they've held perfectly curated, aesthetically pleasing pop-up shops at various venues across the city, I was eager to check out their new, more permanent space. Though, truth be told, that enticement paled in comparison to the offered promise of Stumptown Coffee, a pleasure I'd only experienced vicariously.
The bright, open space is impeccable; minimal yet visually interesting, complete with fiddle-leaf fig trees, vintage seating, and plenty of natural light. And the coffee... Oh, the coffee did not disappoint in the slightest. This summer, I've become a bit of a self-proclaimed iced coffee/cold brew connoisseur when it comes to the offerings around Atlanta, and I was thrilled with the prospect of this new, much-praised option. Not only does Chrome Yellow carry bottled Stumptown cold brew, they also have both regular and nitro cold brew on tap. Let me tell you, the latter is heaven in a cup. Add to the picture a generally laid back atmosphere, and you've got the makings for a new regular haunt; I've not been anywhere else for coffee since the day they first opened their doors, and I look forward to becoming a regular while watching them expand and grow.
About my coffee-sipping attire... On this particular morning, there was just enough of a chill in the air to constitute a hat, jeans, and sleeves all in one ensemble; I was thrilled. This hat is certainly one of my favorites, perfect for throwing on to spruce up a casual outfit or for covering slightly dirty hair (am I the only long-haired one who finds washing her mane loathsome?). Seeing that it's now on sale, I couldn't help buying it in beloved black. Another accessory I'm mildly obsessed with is this bag. It's slim and sleek yet roomy, and the fact that people often mistake it for Céline on first glance gives it all the bonus points.