Spring is a time to refresh, kick off the cobwebs and breathe in some fresh air. In Alpharetta, there are plenty of places to enjoy the beautiful weather while sipping a latte, shopping for your spring wardrobe, or grabbing a drink with friends.

We caught up with Brittany Sjogren of Loverly Grey, a popular lifestyle blogger with more than 224,000 followers on Instagram, to hear about her favorite ways to play in Alpharetta.

“One of my favorite parts about living in Alpharetta is how abundant the amazing shopping is – and it is all so close together. Anyone who has spent half a second on my blog knows I love to shop, and I adore finding a good deal,” Brittany says.

Alpharetta has also become a culinary hotspot, with more than 200 dining experiences ranging from Southern comfort to global gourmet with Food Truck Alley on Thursday nights featuring 6 to 8 rotating food trucks line Old Roswell Street. It all comes together for the Taste of Alpharetta on May 2, featuring 40+ participating restaurants serving samples and conducting cooking demonstrations.

Her faves?

“Nothing beats The Original Pancake House’s pancakes for a filling breakfast.  If I’m just looking for a place to grab coffee, I’ll head to Caffe Antico at Avalon and sip my coffee while flipping through my copy of Alpharetta Lifestyle. For lunch, I love Kale Me Crazy.  We have a new baby, so I can use all the energy I can get! On our (now rarer) date nights, my husband and I really enjoy Restaurant Holmes downtown.”