Atlanta is a city bustling with creative individuals. They create art, music, culinary delights and much, much more. In keeping with the spirit of exploring the city, AEP has decided to highlight a few local designers we’ve had the pleasure of photographing over the years.Nothing compliments an outfit like a beautifully, handcrafted accessory. Malene Davis, designer at iram-inal designs, successfully turned a leisurely hobby and modest dream into a successful fashion design business. Her creations can be found online or at the Beehive, a local boutique featuring local entrepreneurs.Atlanta Made features furniture, home accessories, jewelry, and other items made by local artists. The showroom is owned by Michelle Larrabee-Martin and is located in the Westside Provisions District. The store partners with local talent to sell goods made and designed in the Atlanta metro area.For many women, beautiful skin is a must, add the organic stamp, and you’ve probably made a sale. HollyBeth Anderson, the creator of HollyBeth Organics, sells a wide range of organic skin care products. Her products are USDA Certified Organic, promoting not only beautiful skin, but reducing her company’s carbon footprint.Surprisingly, men’s skin care won’t take a back seat in this post. We’ve found a company that caters to men and their skin. Dream Beard sells products and apparel for men and was founded by Ryan and Brittany Lane. Check out their website to learn more about their company and the awesome story behind Dream Beard’s creation.Glassblowing is a fascinating art form. Nate Nardi, of Decatur Glass Blowing, sells custom glass pieces on the east side of Decatur. His shop features a showroom, a space to work and teach classes. His mood dictates his creations.Leather bag sales are on the rise for men. These bags are used for work, travel, etc., the ones featured above can be purchased locally from Jay Gray Brand. Jason Carter, Jared Reeder, and Simon Gray created the bags when they couldn’t find a leather bag that represented their style.Barbecue is considered a staple of Southern American culture, so it’s no surprise that one of the most popular restaurants in Atlanta is Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. The restaurant has been featured on many television programs and in many print publications. The restaurant is owned by identical twins, Jonathan and Justin Fox. The spot is in a central location near Little Five Points and is always packed.Old Fourth Distillery is the first legal distillery built in the city limits since 1906. The distillery was started by Jeff and Craig Moore and Gabe Pilato. It is located in the Old Fourth Ward. Tours of the distillery are available and its spirits can be found in approximately 250 bars and restaurants.As stated before, Atlanta is a diverse city with lots of things to see and do. We hope you have the opportunity to support the local businesses and artists we’ve featured.