Thursday, July 31, 2008

Satisfy your Sweet Tooth!

The Cookie Studio 747-C E. College Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 373-8527
omigod..the cookies are delish..and they have a full array of brownies, cupcakes and treats to set your sail

Greene's Fine Foods 141 E. Trinity Place Downtown Decatur 30030404-378-2001
Willie Wonka would be so proud! This is one of the best comprehensive candy stores in the area...let's face it, Atlanta has so much to offer but for some reason there are not alot of options to get your candy on...well the wait is over...this newly opened treasure trove of chocolate has all your heart's desires, including homemade fudge and a little nook for reading if you want to snuggle up for awhile...enjoy!

Candy's Corner Confectionery Main Promenade Stone Mountain Park
this is my favorite part of stone mountain..they have it all..from homemade fudge to old fashioned faves for the kids like ring pops and lemonheads, this spot is so must stop by whenever you come to Stone Mountain

The Southern Candy Company @ The Underground..they have it all...chocolate covered pretzels, fudge and chocolate covered strawberries are all here in this little slice of heaven in the Underground

Cakes by Coco 5019 Memorial Dr, Stone Mountain 30083 404-499-2253
stop by this unassuming location on Memorial Drive near TJ Maxx and you will experience some of the best cake since your mamas...the caramel and juicy lemon are especially to die for...cake sells by the "chunk" (a big square hunk) or whole cakes can be ordered. prepare to become addicted!

Gerald's Heavenly Cheesecakes, Desserts, and Catering 2021 Peachtree RdAtlanta, GA 30309 866-710-3561
The website will make your mouth water at the luscious desserts…No storefront company that delivers to your door!

Desserts by Latrell Bakery 581 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312 (678) 705-3409

Sugar Kneads 4132 Atlanta HighwaySuite 107Loganville, GA 30052 cheapest cupcakes in town! the buttercream is yummy..

Blue-Eyed Daisy Bakeshop 9065 Selborne Lane (inside Serenbe), Palmetto 770-463-8379 Try the coconut cake…

McEntyre’s Bakery, Inc, 1184 Concord Rd SE Suite 1, Smyrna770-434-3115 the pecan pie..Like homemade!

Rexall Grill 3165 Buford Highway NW Duluth. 770-623-8569 Try the peanut butter cake, fudge cake, coconut cake and cobbler! Um good!

A Piece of Cake in Buckhead and Roswell 404-351-2253 For red velvet cake they make a fluffy, moist, fine-crumbed version that's bright red like it oughta be and smacks of cocoa flavor. And the white chocolate cake with cream cheese icing almost made me fall out of my chair it was so moist and delicious. I'm in

Sweet Auburn Bread Company, 234 Auburn Ave., N.E. 404-221-1157 Anything baker Sonja Jones makes with her signature sweetpotato recipes are perfection. Just ask Bill Clinton who raves about her sweetpotato cheesecake!

Caryn's Cakes 1050 Marietta St, Suite CAtlanta, GA 30318
404 -89 SWEET (404-897-9338)
Her wedding cakes are amazing and her specialty cakes and their creative designs will take your breath away...check out the gallery of pictures...

Southern Sweets, 186 Rio Circle, Decatur. 404-373-8752 Tucked deep in an industrial park near the Dekalb Farmer's Market, Southern Sweets serves up the city's best desserts--including rustic fruit pies, towering coconut and rich old-fashioned chocolate cakes and luscious pecan tarts. Don't miss the caramel cake and pecan tarts!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Massages that Make you Melt

DeKalb Medical Center: Wellness Center
2665 N Decatur Rd Decatur, GA 30033 (404) 501-2222
Yep the hospital has a full wellness center that provides a full menu of spa services and one of the cheapest 1 1/2 hour massages in town... I love the deep tissue and hot stone massage!

Attune Massage
Poncey-Highland 644 N Highland Ave Ste #124 (404) 702-5275
Dale rents office space inside the Highland Inn...tranquil..great pregnancy massages

The Art of Touch
Midtown 244 14th St 30309 (404) 602-4054
Tranquil peaceful surroundings in adorable restored home..Ask for shannon or sara

Garden View Massage
215 Church St #109 Downtown Decatur (404) 377-9854
THE place for therapeutic and trigger point massage...not a spa like atmosphere..definitely Massage Therapy...Michael was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of Atlanta School of Massage

The Buckhead Massage Company
3108 Piedmont Road NE Ste 200Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 495-0751 The ladies at Buckhead Massage Company give thoroughly relaxing massages in a warm inviting space in the heart of Buckhead. Make sure you tell them how much pressure you want as these lovely ladies are quite

Urban Body Studio
730 Ponce De Leon Pl NE Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 201-7994
Pilates and yoga take center stage at a cool wellness space in Midtown with added on-site salon and massage therapists. See Rome for a back and foot massage that will blow your mind! Will uses aromatherapy and heat therapy to give an amazing massage.

Kimochi Body N Sole Sanctuary
736 Ponce de Leon Ave., Ste. H (404) 685-8500
Take advantage of the specials that entitles you to bundle massges for a lower rate...

Zen Massage Center
6427 Roswell RdAtlanta, GA 30328Phone: (404) 252-9494 Terrific budget option...1 hour Swedish Massage is 49.95 memberships....

Monday, July 14, 2008

Neighborhood Hot Spots - Compilation of my Faves

Historic Virginia Highland is one of Atlanta's most popular neighborhood for shopping, dining and nightlife. It consists of seven distinct commercial "villages" alternating with short, walkable blocks of charming bungalow homes. Charming sidewalk cafes, cocktails at lively night spots, and innovative cuisine at progressive restaurants and bistros. In addition there are world class salons, boutiques and antique shopping, full service day salons. See all there is to see and do at

Historic College Park
Yum! i love The Feed store (the fried green tomatoes), Noodle, and the Pecan. A stone's throw away is Evans Bake shop and Thumbs up Diner; and in Hapeville don't miss Buttersweet Bakery, Jamaica Cove and the ubiquitous Chic-Fil-A dwarf house for (drum roll please) FRIED SWEET POTATO PIES. Did I say yum? Yum!! Come take a stroll when coming back from a long trip at Hartsfield or when you have a day to while away...Historic College Park thanks for making the So'side shine!

Historic Duluth is a collection of unique shops, restaraunts and living spaces that create a quaint walking experience and delicious food. Experience historic duluth at

Historic Norcross is a quaint section of Norcross off N. Cementary and Buford Hwy. It is absolutely charming and chock full of delicious restaraunts including Station Cafe, Mojito's cuban cafe, Northern Star Coffehouse, Paizano's and many others. There are fun shops to browse and a great park across the street for kids. A great way to while away an afternoon!

Little Five Points or “Lil 5” as it is affectionately called is one of Atlanta’s most eclectic neighborhoods. It is a bohemian mix of one of a kind businesses, eating establishments, art and theater. Check out this cool hotspot at

East Atlanta Village - Atlanta's newest bohemian hip hangout spot..chock full of restaraunts, galleries, coffee shops and tatoo parlors. all mix to give a laid back, let's be 20 something and figure it all out over coffee or a plate of nachos..i love east atlanta village. everytime i go i discover something different. located the few square blocks where glenwood intersects down glenwood a bit further and discover Glenwood park. great hangout for lunch and house browsing as they have great brownstones for sale...

Downtown Decatur is a fun mix of gorgeous homes, businesses, restaraunts and unique shops. There are endless dining options to include big name restaraunts like Ted Montana’s, Ruby Tuesdays, Mick’s and Crescent Moon as well as Mom-and Pop restaraunts with delicious food. The boutiques are fascinating and there always festivals and things to do on the weekends. See all Downtown Decatur has to offer

Historic Stone Mountain Village is a great way to spend a day shopping for antiques, collectibles, fine art, and speciality gifts. Along the way stop for a smoothie at Continental Coffee and Sweets, catch a slice at Mama Mia’s Pizza, or make like a southern belle and enjoy a leisurely lunch of fine Southern cuisine at Sycamore Grill. Historic Stone Mountain Village is easily accessible off HWY 78 and directions can be found at

Marietta Square is one of the newest revitalizations and a fun way to spend an afternoon. From outdoor cafes like Three little Bears to fine dining at Steffans off the Square, antiquing and shopping it is the hippest spot to be in Marrietta. See for yourself at

Historic Roswell is one of my newest discoveries as myself and my young un’s love the Fickle Pickle, Relish, Swallow at the Hollow and Greenwood’s on Green Street. If you follow Canton Street, there are all types of speciality, gift and book shoppes, boutiques, art galleries and tearooms. They even have a Krispy Kreme to indulge in...Have a day of fun at Historic Roswell off Alpharetta Street at

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I got ya' Scattered Smothered AND covered –Spots to satisfy a late nite craving

Waffle House
Ubiquitous 24 hour chain in metro Atlanta . Look for the yellow lights off virtually every exit in the area. Get the All star- a big bang for your buck!

R. Thomas Deluxe Grill
1812 Peachtree St NWAtlanta, GA 30309 (404) 872-2942
Just off Peachtree Street in midtown, this 24 hour health concious eatery could use a good cleaning. But if it’s late and you close one eye who cares…Look for the odd array of landscaping including pinwheels and the big statute out front..

Marietta Diner
306 Cobb Pkwy S., Marietta , GA 30060 770-423-9390
Big shiny diner with an 8 page menu to satisfy every taste bud.

Majestic Diner
1031 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta , GA 30306-4215 (404) 875-0276
Local landmark serves as a pit stop for late night partiers looking for anything from breakfast food to burgers.

Georgia Diner
1655 Pleasant Hill RdDuluth, GA 30096-4619Phone: (770) 806-9880
Extensive menu with satisfying comfort food to include breakfast and Greek and Italian specialities. My kids love the pancakes!

Atlanta Diner
2071 N Druid Hills Rd NEAtlanta, GA 30329-1845 (404) 633-0024

Cafe Dupri
3135 Piedmont RdAtlanta, GA 30305 (404) 846-2773
Hip urban spot owned by you know who. 24 hours on the weekend. Don't miss the big breakfast, shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles. One of my fave spots in the city!

Landmark Diner
60 Luckie St (404) 659-1756
3652 Roswell Rd NW(404) 816-9090
620 Peachtree StAtlanta GA (404) 477-9601
2277 Cheshire Bridge (404) 636-8240

Atkins Park Tavern
794 N Highland Ave NE , Atlanta , GA , 30306
Serving bar food till 3:30 am