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Things to do this Weekend - Jan 2nd to 5th

January 3rd, 2014 - The holidays are long gone and so are any sort of diet or normal sleep hours that once consumed our lives. As many may use this upcoming weekend as a time to reflect, re-budget and even reevaluate the past few crazy weeks, the rest of us will most likely not skip a beat and continue on our normal path of destruction. For those of us looking for a good time, this weekend is no exception. For everyone else who is looking to relax, we have a little bit of that for you, too. It’s time to make new resolutions as we enter 2014 and why not start with adding a little more fun to your life? read more >>

Ring in 2014 with the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group

December 22nd, 2013 -

There is no doubt that the most popular way to ring in the New Year is amongst hundreds of partygoers at the hottest nightclubs or out in the streets watching another year pass by at your local outdoor celebration, like Underground Atlanta’s popular Peach Drop New Year’s Eve festivities. However, there are other ways to ring in a New Year and the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group is hoping that you’ll decide to spend the evening with them in a quieter, but still highly enjoyable holiday celebration topped off with delicious food.

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Celebrate the New Year with the Return of "Martinis & IMAX" at Fernbank Museum

December 22nd, 2013 -

Ringing in a new year is all about starting fresh and embarking on new experiences to determine just how productive your year will turn out to be. One experience that is always guaranteed to be memorable, even though it may not be exactly new, is Fernbank Museum’s Martinis & IMAX, which is the same fun-filled event Atlanta residents have grown to love, but with a fresh start for the New Year. Find out when it returns!

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Just Announced: Janelle Monáe to Headline the 25th Annual Peach Drop

December 20th, 2013 -

What do you get when you combine one of Atlanta’s most popular and longest-running New Year’s Eve celebrations and one of the hottest artists in music today? Well, if you guessed a night filled with unforgettable performances courtesy of Janelle Monáe as she headlines the 25th annual Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta, then you’d be right! All you Atlanta residents who were on the fence about attending the Peach Drop this year just got an amazing reason to go because Ms. Monáe is one of the best live performers around. Find out who’s joining her on the main stage, as well as other acts for the evening. Happy New Year Atlanta!

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W Atlanta - Downtown Celebrates the Season with a Winter Wonderland Package

December 18th, 2013 -

Staying close to the home front is one of the traditional ways to celebrate the holiday season, but what about those of you who want to take a little vacation amidst all of holiday stress? Well, you don’t actually have to leave the city of Atlanta to indulge in a little festive escapism, as the W Atlanta – Downtown has created quite the winter vacation package that includes just about everything you can think of for a relaxing, mini getaway!

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The Best of Holiday Theatre in Atlanta

December 18th, 2013 -

Aside from the abundance of decorating, frantic shopping trips and loads of family and friends, one of the things that always signals that the holiday season is upon us are artistic presentations that celebrate the true meaning of the season. In this case, it happens to be local theatre and Atlanta has always been known to host a myriad of holiday presentations from local theatre outfits that are guaranteed to put even Ebenezer Scrooge himself in the holiday spirit. Whether you enjoy holiday plays for children, musicals to inspire sing-a-longs, comedies to tickle your holiday funny bone or those that offer an alternative take on classic stories, there is something playing in Atlanta for everyone. Take a look at the best bets for holiday entertainment, as well as where they are playing! Happy Holidays!

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Indigo Road Restaurant Group Announces Opening of Oak Steakhouse in Alpharetta

December 18th, 2013 - There is little doubt that the majority of Atlanta’s best restaurants are within the city limits. However, if you are a true foodie who likes to explore and don’t mind a little extra driving, heading north of the city to Alpharetta awaits a plethora of culinary surprises. In Alpharetta you’ll find various types of restaurants that suit every palate, just like a new steakhouse set to open up next fall. The Oak Steakhouse is coming and you definitely don’t want to miss what it has in store for local residents! read more >>

Things to do this Weekend - Dec 19th to Dec 22nd

December 18th, 2013 - Christmas in Atlanta. Is there a better place to be? When I normally write these up, I try to keep it as diverse as possible. A kid-friendly event here or a beer tasting there can usually cover all my grounds and audience. For this week, with it being the holidays and all, I decided to take a chance and offer “holiday-themed” only events for both adults and children. I know that since Thanksgiving I have been throwing in a holiday even here or there, so I have decided to do a holiday “wrap-up.” Get it? Below, in no particular order, is the top 10 things to see and do this weekend to really help kick-off the holiday week. read more >>

Best Pizza Restaurant Atlanta - Varasano’s Pizzeria

December 18th, 2013 - It’s easy to get lost in the sea of pizza places in any large city, but when you stand out amongst the many as the best pizza in Atlanta, that is no easy feat. If you have been one of the many lucky residents and/or visitors to Varasano’s, then you know how unique this pizza really is. Varasano’s uses only all natural ingredients and are one of the few pizzerias in the U.S. that make dough the old fashioned way. read more >>

Whiskey Blue & Whiskey Park Host Atlanta’s Hottest New Year’s Eve Bashes

December 12th, 2013 - At the close of one year and the start of another, many New Year’s celebrations pop up throughout the city. They run the gamut from heavily populated affairs with hundreds of thousands of people (a la Underground Atlanta’s Peach Drop), to more intimate festivities like house parties. However, right in the middle you’re likely to find several Atlanta hotels that know how to ring in the New Year with a large, but not overwhelming crowd. That is just what two of Atlanta’s hottest clubs in two of the hottest hotels, the W Atlanta – Buckhead and the W Atlanta – Midtown respectively, have in store for party-goers this year to usher in 2014 in fabulous style! read more >>