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One look at Kiki Slaughter‘s art and you’ll be obsessed. With a focus on manipulating paint, her work features a fun combination of colors and textures that she showcases on canvas, jewelry, wallpaper and textiles. This mama also lives in Atlanta, Georgia so we were excited to learn more about what she loves to do with her two kiddos in our latest mom life feature. Read on to check out the must-see spots in the peach state.

1. Tell us about your company.

 

I am an abstract artist. My work is an experiment with the fundamental process of painting. I pour, scrape, layer and otherwise manipulate paint on canvas to create pieces that are rich in color and texture. Paint is my method and my muse.

Through collaborations, my art has expanded to cover more than canvas. My Coco Hill jewelry line with designer Erin McDermott is wearable art. We create one of a kind pieces out of my painted canvas. I have also teamed up with the wallpaper gurus at Feathr to create art that can literally cover your wall.

2. What do you love about your city or town?

Atlanta is made up of a lot of different neighborhoods. I love that each area is so unique. The Beltline, a large walk / bike trail weaving past parks, markets etc, connects many of the neighborhoods, making it easy and fun to explore the city. It will ultimately cover 22 miles of Atlanta!


3. Best place for toddlers?
We love to take the kids walking on The Beltline, exploring the markets at Krog Street and Ponce City along the way. Keep an eye out for tiny doors!  The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is fantastic as is The Georgia Aquarium. Also, the High Museum has toddler programs and an area dedicated to kids.

kiki slaughter atlanta with kids

4. Favorite undiscovered hot spot?

The Goat Farm Arts Center (my studio is here). It is private, so I don’t know how discovered it wants to be, but it is the coolest place around. It is an old factory that has been renovated into studios. True to its name, there are goats, chickens and other farm animals on the property and an authentic artistic charm.

 

5. Where would you go if you had a free weekend?

A weekend full of wellness! Acupuncture with Judith at Intown Acupuncture (she is the most dedicated wellness provider I know). A Myers’ Cocktail at CentreSpring MD. A facial with Dainora at Boutique Day Spa. Restorative yoga at Sacred Thread. And of course, a lot of sleep and binge watching TV!

 

6. Best place for coffee or tea?

There are a lot of great choices in Atlanta. The go-to’s for me are close to my studio. BRASH is cool & tiny and Chattahoochee Coffee Company is also good.

 

7. Best bookstore?

Little Shop of Stories. They even have story times for kids!

 

kiki slaughter with kids in atlanta

8. Family-friendly restaurant where you are okay if your kids freak out?

Chai Pani is a favorite for kids and parents alike. It has the absolute best Indian street food! The most surprisingly family-friendly restaurant (only because it is so nice) is Horseradish Grill. They love kids there! Bonus – both of these restaurants are near playgrounds!

 

9. Favorite place to go for a Mom’s night out?

Sole Spa for a foot massage and then dinner/drinks somewhere with good margaritas like Superica.

 

10. Favorite date night?

A nice restaurant like Cooks and Soldiers or a tasty experience like Gunshow. I always love a movie night too – AMC Phipps has the most comfortable seats.

 

11. Favorite place for new Mom’s to hang out?

Piedmont Park so you can stroll and catch up while the babes sleep.

 

12. Best place for drinks?

The Golden Eagle. Very cool spot in a former train depot.

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