The Diligence Company was founded on the idea that life is a series of journeys. In our travels, we’ve experienced the beauty of other cultures as well as our own, and now want to bring our story home – in adventures taken not only with miles on a plane or a train, but in a diligence - with the warmth of the welcoming hospitality we’ve enjoyed along the way.
Through passion, beauty and artisanship, we want to bring our guests not just a meal or a bespoke gift , but an experience – one that embraces the idea that hospitality is an art.
We begin with our first project, Bazati, appropriately situated on the old rail line that is now the Atlanta Beltline. Housed inside a 1940s industrial warehouse, Bazati's cavernous space and soaring ceilings provide an intersection for lounging, sipping, shopping, dining, reading, drinking and, simply put, enjoying life. A Croatian word, Bazati roughly translates to “lounging around" - the atmosphere combines the glamorous clamor of a train station with the sophistication of a boutique hotel lobby.
Our sense of wonder garnered through international travels and living abroad brings to Bazati a selection of well-curated novelties, where books, flowers, Colombian leather, artisanal Mexican accessories and home wear, wine, and cigars are part of a globally inspired selection. Bazati is a place for relaxing, lounging, shopping and enjoying. Grab a drink or nibble (both? Mais oui!) and peruse Bazati at your leisure.
A library shop filled with tomes from renowned German publisher Taschen, Bazati Books is home to playful perusing, and offers a stimulating spot to shop for that special gift, or purchase a book of your own to curl up in our soft seating with a cappuccino for the perfect coffee table read. No time to tarry? Let us wrap and ship your purchase - we'll have it on your doorstep before you can say "danke schoen."
Discerning gifts – opari is the word for “gift” in Basque – are what’s at hand in this unique and convenient amenities shop. From Carl Dagg umbrellas to Mexican chocolate to a selection from luxury brand Coqui Coqui, , Opari is Bazati’s place for special sundries, including a selection of national and international newspapers and magazines. Like all our shops, Opari's offerings are mostly only available at Bazati.
Founded in 2004 in Bogota, Colombia, Blumarino leather was formed out of the desire of leather craftsman Edgar Beltran Jaramillo to bring back the high quality of craftsmanship for which Colombia is renowned. Leather – a “noble material” for Jaramillo, is this artisan’s canvas for creating unique, weathered-yet-contemporary handmade pieces appreciated for their beauty and attention to detail.
cinis: Cigar Shop
A fine cigar is redolent with history, culture and the infinite pleasure of each puff. Aficionados liken hand-rolled cigars to a fine work of art. A historical part of the Caribbean’s colorful tapestry, cigars have been crafted for centuries, and time has only improved the manufacturing process. Inside Cinis ("ashes" in Latin), we embrace cigar culture openly, offering fine cigars and accoutrements for the discerning lady or gent who loves the ritual of choosing, clipping, lighting and smoking one of life’s truest pleasures.
coming soon: Amphora
We have a love of wine, and with Amphora we can share it with fellow Bazati revelers. Here, you’ll find curated selections perfect for everything from that super special occasion to this afternoon’s picnic. Looking for the perfect gift? Amphora will have it, along with our staff’s knowledgeable recommendations. Need a sip to be sure? We offer tastings regularly - stop by and join us.
The Fleur Shop
The Fleur Shop is a floral design and garden boutique with fresh-cut flowers, locally grown orchids and other exotic interior plants. The Fleur Shop offers classes on floral design, container planting, orchid care, terrariums and more. Owner and floral designer Megan Carty incorporates art, design and love into every arrangement.