Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Haute Hot Hot Hotel Happy Hours

So...I was chatting with one of my favorite girl cousins who recently moved to town from Michigan (hey Natalie!) she said "Dee where can a single working professional go to have a drink and meet some interesting folks here in Atlanta?" Now my cuz is holding it down...she has little time for late partying as parent to a teenager and really serious about being home in the evening to oversee a teenager with her questioned challenged me...where to hang out during the early evening, that is not a hook-up lounge or cruise know the kind..those places where the party doesn't start till after midnite? ...egad! i got it..there are hot lounges all over town that cater to traveling professionals, and Atlanta executives that need a quick spot to unwind before heading home on a monstrous ladies and gents i introduce you to my picks for Haute Hot Hot Hotel Bars...

Whiskey Park @ W Hotel
188 14th St NEAtlanta, GA 30361

The Lounge and Terrace @ Park 75
75 14th St NEAtlanta, GA 30309Phone: (404) 881-9898 Fax: (404) 873-4692

Savu @ W Hotel Perimeter Center
111 Perimeter Ctr WAtlanta, GA 30346-1223Phone: (770) 280-0700

Lobby @ Twelve – Atlantic Station
361 17th St Atlantic Station GA 30363Phone: (404) 961-7370

The Bar @ the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Rd NEAtlanta, GA 30326Phone: (404) 237-2700

Fandangles @ the Sheraton Hotel Downtown
165 Courtland StAtlanta, GA 30303Phone: (404) 659-6500 Fax: (404) 681-3701

Grand Hyatt’s Onyx
3300 Peachtree RdAtlanta, GA 30305Phone: (404) 237-1234

XO Bar @ Intercontinental Hotel
3315 Peachtree Rd NEAtlanta, GA 30326Phone: (404) 946-9060

Lobby Bar @ the Glenn Hotel
110 Marietta St NWAtlanta, GA 30303Phone: (404) 469-0700

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Male Grooming Lounges

Hey guys: You don't think I would leave you out did you? Well trust your girl..I have scoured the city for SPAS FOR MEN ONLY. These "grooming lounges" as they are so elegantly referred range from the "boys in the hood" flava of Good Phellaz to options for John Cougar fans who are looking to get a haircut in a diverse (translation openly gay) environment. The Executive and The Grooming lounge are decidely upscale, but you won't mind the extra bucks... because you'll be too busy kicked back in a recliner - reading your Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, drinking a heineken and watching their flat screen during your appts! Ahhhhhh..Atlanta truly has something for all huh?

The Lion's Den
Neighborhood: Decatur
3500 North Decatur Road, Suite 104 Scottdale, GA 30079
Roar and bring out your inner animal magnetism at this chic salon in Decatur for men. Offers a full range of spa services in a cool masculine environment.

The Grooming Lounge
Neighborhood: Buckhead
3280 Peachtree Rd NW Ste 120Atlanta, GA 30305(404) 467-7766
Definitely top notch grooming for the executive with discriminating tastes

Good Phellaz Barber Shop
1841 Chamblee Tucker Rd Chamblee, GA 30366(770) 458-2828 AND other multiple locations around town
For old school attention to service with a new school flair, check out the good fellas at GoodPhellaz barber spa

Axiom Salon For Men 1874 Piedmont Rd NEAtlanta, GA 30324(404) 815-0404
great haircuts at affordable prices...service a diverse clientele

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Takeout Turkey options

Have you dreamed of filling your holiday pots with restaraunt take out and as your guests ooh and ahhh over the fabulousness of your cooking, claim it as your own? that must just be my see for past holidays i have stood in my kitchen and cooked huge feasts to feed an army...and although my family loved every minute of it, i'm usually too exhausted afterwards to enjoy the for those who want to get their restaraunt order on for the holidays ORDER EARLY...and here are a few spots that will have your holiday meal prepared, no muss and no fuss...My gift to you!!

Greenwoods 1087 Green St., Roswell 30075 770-992-5383

Paschal’s 180-B Northside Drive, Atlanta 30313 404-525-2023

Star Provisions 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta 30318 404-365-0410 ext. 131

Garden Produce & Country Store 567 Stephenson Road Stone Mountain GA 770-413-0338

Mary Mac’s Tea Room 224 Ponce De Leon Ave, Atlanta 30308 404-876-1800

Fresh Market 2099 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30309 404-350-3211
Other Multiple locations around town

Muss & Turners 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., Ste. 309 Smyrna, GA 30080(770) 434-1114

Murphy's 997 Virginia Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306-3600(404) 872-0904

Harry's Farmers Market 1180 Upper Hembree Rd Roswell, GA 30076 770-664-6300
Other Multiple locations around town

Honey Baked Ham Co. 440 Ernest Barrett Pkwy NW Kennesaw 30144 770-422-6563
Other Multiple locations around town

Kroger 2036 S. Johnson Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30319 770-455-6799
Other Multiple locations around town

Publix 6615 Roswell Rd NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-843-4340
Other Multiple locations around town

Trader Joe's 5185 Peachtree Pkwy NW Norcross, GA 30092 678-966-9236

Whole Foods Market 2111 Briarcliff Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30329 404-634-7800
Other Multiple locations around town

Sweet Shops

Alon's Bakery and Market 1394 N. Highland Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 404-872-6000

Buttersweet Bakery 625 N. Central Ave. Hapeville, GA 30354

Cafe Aromas Bakery and Cafe 138 W. Crogan St. Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Cakes from the Heart 901-G Milford Church Road, S.W. Marietta, GA 30060

Highland Bakery 655 Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30312

Matty Cakes 1830 Piedmont Ave. Atlanta, GA 30324

McEntyre’s Bakery 1184 Concord Road S.E. Smyrna, GA 30080

Sugar Kneads 4132 Atlanta Hwy.Loganville, GA 30052

Sweet N' Sinful's 114 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates 30002 404.298.9100

Yum Yum Bakery
Café 860 Duluth Hwy. Suite 152 Lawrenceville, GA 30017

Monday, November 17, 2008

Places to get your Natural Foods on we all have that inner Erykah know the one who wants to “purge” those toxins…curse that demon beef..and get your vegan on? Or perhaps you just want to prepare more organically grown meals..or you are starting a new fitness regime…or perhaps your baby needs to eat gluten free foods because of allergies….well never fear, your girl is on the are a few markets in the area that venture away from the pedestrian grocery stores (although I love me some Publix)….and well I love Whole foods…and they are awesome but… if you can support a local health foods store AND save money..hey what better way to support your community?

Rainbow Natural Foods
Neighborhood: Decatur
2118 N Decatur Rd Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 636-5553

Life's Essentials Market
Neighborhood: West Side
2329 Cascade Road SWAtlanta, GA 30311
(404) 753-2269

Return To Eden
2335 Cheshire Brg Rd NEAtlanta, GA 30324
(404) 320-3336

Trader Joe's
Neighborhood: Midtown931 Monroe Drive NEAtlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9210

Dekalb Farmers Market
3000 E Ponce De Leon AveDecatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-6400

Star Provisions
Neighborhood: Westside
1198 Howell Mill Rd NWAtlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410

Vegetarian Paradise
6125 Covington Highway (Next to Cajun Joe’s)
Decatur, Georgia 30035

Mother Nature’s Market

3853 Lawerenceville Highway (Next to Family Dollar)
Tucker GA 30084