The Shops Sweetheart ❤️ Monica Awe Etuk

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Elegant, bold and timeless are words that not only describe this blogger babe’s beautiful style, but also embody her as a person! Monica Awe-Etuk of Awed By Monica is this month’s The Shops Sweetheart, and we could not be more excited! She is stylish, stunning, and sweet as can be.

One of Atlanta’s most influential bloggers, Monica has been featured by some of the industry’s top brands. We feel so lucky to call her a TSBA friend. For a little insight on this Atlanta blogger babe, read our interview with her below!

When did you begin your love of fashion?

My love for fashion began when I was a child. I would watch my mom make beautiful dresses for my sister and I and knew that was what I wanted to do.

When did you know that blogging took a turn from passion to full time career?

After attending a conference in New York about the business of blogging and receiving an ambassadorship for a major brand.

Where is your favorite spot to dine in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta?

Le Bilboquet

What is your current beauty must have?

Red lipstick

You need a new outfit for a night out. What Shops Buckhead retailer do you visit?


What is an essential you never travel without and where are you going, by the way?

My laptop and phone charger! Next stop for me is Houston, Texas.

What gets you through a long work day?

Music and seeing the end results of my work.

Where do you like to go in Atlanta to break a sweat?

I actually workout from home, but also love Orange Theory.

A loved one comes to visit you. Where’s the first place you take them to in town?

The Shops Buckhead, of course!

You’re craving something sweet. What’s your go-to?

Amorino Gelato. I love their waffle sticks!

Who is your fashion inspiration?

Kerry Washington

What is your favorite quote or mantra?

Everything happens for a reason.