Atlanta is a hub for some of the best food, fashion, real estate, and music. These 25 social media influencers use their platforms to highlight what makes the metropolis shine. If you’re eager to stay up to date on the city’s trends, events, style, and food, you can’t go wrong following any (or all) of these cultural influencers.
Alexandra Lord (@darlinginthecity)
On her Darling in the City Instagram page, Atlanta-based influencer Alexandra Lord shares her knowledge of style, décor, fitness, and beauty with 37K+ followers. She’s the founder of Hacz, an online store that sells clothes and accessories. Lord is an avid traveler and highlights her trips for her fans.
Terrell and Jarius Joseph (@terrell.and.jarius)
Sarah Lampley (@sarahlampley)
With a focus on fashion, travel, and home décor, Sarah frequently folds her family into her Instagram posts. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three boys (with a fourth boy on the way). Lampley and her boys were featured on The Home Depot’s How-To Series on how to make a DIY sailboat.
Chrissy Arpie Ott (@theperfectpalette)
Saj Mack (@sajmack)
Describing herself as a “genuine island girl living in Atlanta,” Saj Mack is a professional makeup artist in the film and television industry. She creates content for women who want to embrace a life of self-care, regularly posting about beauty, family, and lifestyle. Her blog has links to both her YouTube and Instagram channels.
Jake Holland (@pizzabeardparty)
Jake Holland’s beard might steal the show on social media, but it’s his sense of humor that keeps followers engaged. In addition to beard-care products, Jake reviews and promotes collectibles, music and “geek stuff.” He runs a merch store and his Pizza Beard Party has more than 686K fans on TikTok and nearly 60K on Instagram.
Malika Bowling (@roamilicious)
Malika Bowling hosts a blog, Roamilicious, which, as you might guess, focuses on travel, food, and lifestyle. She and her photographer husband Glen make for a great influencer team as they explore Atlanta for the best eats. She’s the author of “Food Lovers’ Guide to Atlanta,” and her followers get a first-hand look at her recommendations.
Robin Lamonte (@robinlamonte)
Proudly claiming to be an “over 60 influencer,” Lamonte’s Instagram is focused mainly on fashion, beauty, entertaining, and travel. The interior designer boasts more than 73K followers who love her glamorous looks. Her blog, “Hello, I’m 50ish” is focused on fashion, wellness, travel, and home décor.
Danni Rose (@stovetopkisses)
A true Renaissance woman, Danni Ross is a cookbook author, TV personality, mom, and social media influencer. Her 244K Stovetop Kisses Instagram followers love her Southern-inspired food and drinks. On her website, Stovetop Kisses, those who want to try her recipes at home can purchase her cookbook, “Haywood’s Place—Juke Joint Comfort Food.”
Frankie Love (@everyheadismycanvas)
Frankie Love is an Atlanta-based activist specializing in providing inclusive gender-affirming haircuts. When he’s not channeling his artistic energy at Head Canvas Barbershop, he’s entertaining his 10K+ followers on Instagram. The photo gallery on his website is an uplifting testament to his talent and commitment to empowering people of all genders, sexualities, and hair types.
Melissa Mitchell (@abeillecreations)
On her Instagram page Abeille Creations, Melissa Mitchell’s 46K+ followers are regularly met with bold, bright images that mirror her energy and creativity. The artist, entrepreneur, author, and speaker, specializes in wearable art, which can be purchased through her website. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Forbes, ESSENCE, and SHEEN Magazine, among other notable publications.
Adam Ali (@adamwontlose)
Meera Dawn (@instylewithmeera)
Kristen Dior Truitt (@atlantafoodguy)
For the @AtlantaFoodGuy, what started as a photography hobby turned into a full-time business. Now billed as one of the top sources of “where to eat” in Atlanta, Kristen’s content pulls followers in with crisp, colorful shots of local cuisine. From bakeries and Soul food to vegan and brunch, you can drool over his posts on his blog or join his nearly 60K followers on Instagram.
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles (@atlantahomesmag)
Atlantans who love architecture, design, and luxury real estate, turn to Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles to keep them informed. The magazine has a significant following on a variety of social media platforms, including Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Followers can also read interviews with top design professionals, learn about new restaurants in Atlanta, and get highlights from local cultural events.
Crystal Daniels (@societyofharlow)
Covering plus-size fashion, this model, style expert, and brand consultant keeps her 40K+ Instagram followers in the know on her Instagram page, Society of Harlow. Fans of her style can shop her looks on her LTK influencer page. Her Society of Harlow blog has drawn sponsorship from Walmart, JCPenney, Macy’s, Pantene, Clinique, and Coca-Cola, among many others.
Taylor Alexander (@sfqp)
Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP) is an Atlanta-based organization empowering Black queer and QTPOC-centered communities through the arts. Executive director and co-founder Taylor Alexander and their/her team have built a solid following through the organization’s website, on Facebook, and via Instagram. @SFQP followers can learn everything from queer youth care packages and Black/queer-owned community spaces to upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
Steak Shapiro (@atlantaeatstv)
Honored with his 5th Emmy win for Best Host, TV and radio personality, Steak Shapiro is the founder of Atlanta Eats. The media-savvy entrepreneur knows how to brand on social media, and gastronomes can get their fill by following Atlanta Eats on YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. His team keeps the blog updated with incredible images and write-ups, leaving no stone unturned for Atlantans looking for their next perfect plate.
Emily Dong (@atlantafortheyoung)
As the media-savvy founder of Atlanta for the Young, Emily not only keeps the website updated with coffee, desserts, and restaurants but also concerts, activities, and favorites sorted by neighborhood. Her nearly 59K followers on Instagram are treated to weekly guides on everything from best pizza and favorite healthy spots to top Atlanta rooftops and best breweries in the city. For locals looking to support specific businesses, there are even guides to Asian-owned and Black-owned businesses.
Brandon Butler (@butter.atl)
As the CEO of Butter.ATL, Brandon and his team create social media content that’s hyper-focused on Atlanta culture. Fans can subscribe to “The Churn” through the website to get Atlanta’s culture channel sent directly to their inbox or follow Butter.ATL on Twitter or join its private Facebook group. But the best visual content can be found on Instagram, where the digital content—on everything from music, sports, gear, and food—is posted “at the speed of culture.”
Dayna Bolden (@daynabolden)
Host, model, and CEO of Bolden Creative Media, Bolden creates digital content that inspires women to do all things with love, passion, and style. Her weekly blog features the latest on lifestyle, beauty, and travel, but she prefers the term “change agent” over “influencer.” She’s created marketing content for clients including VH1, Macy’s, Disney, DSW, and the WNBA. Stay caught up with her on Facebook and YouTube, or join her 122K followers on Instagram.