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Hosts of My Favorite Murder

Hosts of My Favorite Murder

My Favorite Murder

This weekly podcast written by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark describe the stories behind their "favorite" murders of the week. Odd? Yes. Hilarious? Definitely. 

At Home With...

This podcast by Anna Newton and Lily Pebbles goes into the homes of some of the most well known folks in the health, beauty, fashion and wellness sectors. They cover everything from interiors, decor inspiration and even career advice. A solid listen. 

Stuff Mom Never Told You

A podcast by women for women. Hosts Emilie and Bridget give the run down on everything from ADHD, veganism, the economy, music and more.

TedTalks Society and Culture

Sure, you've heard of TedTalks, but the Society and Culture podcast discusses ideas centered around leaders, psychology, life, research and just being human. The latest episode speaks on experiencing the solar eclipse - we seriously can't wait. 

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Atlanta

If don’t already know, here’s a preview of the rest of the week’s forecast—rain, rain and more rain. What’s a person to do amid all this doom and gloom? We’ve rounded up our favorite spots to spend a rainy day, so you can stay dry and still have fun.

1. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

On a rainy day, I love nothing more than watching a movie and stuffing my face with food I know isn’t good for me. I recently visited Midtown Art Cinema to go to the Landmark Theatre, and it was a perfect rainy day date night. You can grab a beer and some popcorn at their snack bar, then die laughing while watching The Big Sick (my new favorite movie). Bonus: next door is the cutest European dessert bar called Apres Diem. I opted for a slice of their tiramisu paired with a cafe au lait. HEAVEN.

2. Urban Tree Cidery

Stay in and have a crisp glass of cider at Urban Tree Cidery. Grab a cider flight or sip on one of their cider-infused cocktails while you relax in their tasting room. There’s plenty of seating and piles of board games so you can pass the day away with some indoor fun.

3. Fernbank

Museums are a tried and true rainy-day staple. One of our favorites to visit is Fernbank. Escape the daily drizzle and step back in time at Fernbank’s dinosaur plaza and Mesozoic exhibits.  

4. The Painted Pin

If you can get in early on a rainy day, Painted Pin is an epic place to get your bowl on. A full bar, bocce ball courts, ping pong, skee ball and more all accompany the lanes. It is truly adult gaming at its finest.

Our Favorite Foodie Instagram Accounts

Sorry baseball, but for The Birds, there is no greater pastime than scrolling through insanely delicious-looking food posts on Instagram. The pictures are 100% gorgeous and 100% calorie free to look at, and thanks to Atlanta’s killer food scene, there is no shortage of ATL-based foodie accounts. We’ve made a list of our favorite food accounts that you have to starting following ASAP. Prepare to be hungry!

@eatingthroughatlanta

@atladventurer

@eathereatl

@ATLBucketList

@appetizing_atl

@foodistagirl

@hungrygirlsdoitbetter

@Peachyatoit

@Atlfoodie

@liapicard

@annakateatl

@whosefoodisitanyway

@sippingmywaydowntown

@404eats

@allaboutthat_atl

@christoperbw

Travel Diary: Nashville

Tatum is giving us a first-hand look at all things Nashville. And remember, what happens in Nashvegas, stays in Nashvegas.

Nashville: Home of cowboy boots, killer BBQ, and honkey-tonk. I went to the Music City this past weekend to celebrate my birthday, and I was blown away by my experience. Being only a 4-hour drive from Atlanta, here’s a few reasons why you should make the trip:

1) Nama Sushi:

I only recently dipped my toes into the world of raw fish and seaweed, but -WOW- Nama Sushi made me a believer. With half-price Mondays and 2-for-1 happy hour drinks? How can you not love?! It’s walking distance to several Nashville hot spots, including Vanderbilt’s famous replica of the Parthenon. Go, do it. 

2) Yazoo Brewery:

With the quirkiest brew-masters on staff, a tour at Yazoo is a blast to attend with a group. While on the brewery tour, you get three tastings of beers they have on tap, as well as a tasting glass you get to take home! I recommend the Summer Seasonal Gose if you like drinks with a bit of a citrus punch. It was the perfect refreshing drink I need to get me through a hot day!

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3) Cummins Falls:

Located an hour outside of Nashville, Cummins Falls is a beautiful work of nature tucked away in the Tennessee hillside. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m no hiker, but there are several trails you can take ranging from beginner to expert. Make sure to wear your bathing suit for the waterfall at the end of your hike! 

4) Clyde’s on Church:

If you go one place on this list, head straight to Clyde’s! They have biscuits as big as your hand and insane brunch drink specials ($4 Bloody Mary’s anyone?!) It’s in a giant warehouse space, perfect for bachelorette or birthday parties, and is filled with ping-pong tables, awesome patio spots, and hilarious pieces of art all over the walls. 

End of Summer Festivals

We don’t’ mean to upset you, but we’re heading into the last month of summer. I know! It feels like only yesterday that we had our first sip of frosé. Even though August is quickly approaching, there is still time to get out and soak up the sun at a summer festival. We’ve rounded up the last few festivals of the season below!

1. Coming up first on August 12th is the Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival. Now in its 17th year, you can listen to over seven hours of live music in the heart of Oakhurst. Ticket proceeds will go to the Community Center of South Decatur, so you can have a good time for a good cause.

2. Get your creative fix at the Piedmont Park Arts Festival. This two-day festival on August 19th and 20th will feature 250 local painters, photographers, sculptors, glass blowers and more. We’ll take any and all opportunities to walk around Piedmont Park on a beautiful summer day.

3. “Bid adieu to summer” at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, happening throughout the last weekend of August. Work up a sweat at the 5K Run for the Park, sample the long list of food vendors, or bring the family to the kid’s stage! The festival supports the Grant Park Conservancy, so you can enjoy its grounds no matter the season.

 

4. Finally we have our favorite type of festival: a wine fest. Wine Fest Atlanta boasts an all-day all-night wine experience with premium wines from Georgia vineyards. The festival isn’t until August 26th, but half of their tickets have already sold out. Get your tickets fast, or else you’ll really have something to wine about.  

Celebrate National Tequila Day at PURE Taqueria

We’re about to make your Monday a whole lot better—It’s National Tequila Day!! And there’s no better place to celebrate than PURE Taqueria. So make up a good excuse for not going to work tomorrow, head to PURE and order a few rounds of our favorite tequila spiked drinks!

1. Start off with a staff favorite, the PURE Double Barrel Margarita. PURE has a hand in the making of the Herradura tequila inside, so you know it’s going to pack a serious punch.   

2. If you don’t want to mess around, order the Michele Margarita. It’s a classic PURE margarita with a Lunazul and Grand Marnier floater. You’ll start to feel it about half way through your first round, which is really what National Tequila Day is all about.

3. Even if the phrase “tequila shots” makes you want to run away in terror, you’re going to love PURE’s Pineapple Shot. It’s pineapple infused with silver tequila, and it’s dangerously delicious.

Treat Yourself in Atlanta

No two words inspire such excitement and instant happiness as “Treat Yourself.” We could all use a little extra R&R, which is why we’re rounding up our favorite places to pamper ourselves. So slip on a robe, grab a glass of cucumber water and get ready to treat yourself!

1. For a full day of wellness, head to the Aviary. Start off with an anti-aging facial, then relax during a restorative massage and finish up with a glamourous hair treatment. They also get bonus points for using sustainable and natural products. What’s not to love here?  

2. If you’ve been wanting to try cryotherapy but have never gotten around to it, it’s time to treat yourself to it! Icebox Cryotherapy offers different session packages as well as a cryo-facial. They’re also happy to answer all of your newbie cryotherapy questions like, “What does it feel like when you sit in a freezing cold box for three minutes?”

3. The Art of Touch is an all massage, all the time spa. They offer everything from deep tissue, to sports to Thai massages and more. If that knot in your shoulder just won’t go away, this is the place to banish it once and for all.

4. Nouvelle is the perfect nail salon for mani/pedi addicts. This huge salon is located on our home turf in West Midtown, and they offer standard manicures as well as aromatherapy treatments and pedicure soaks. We’re starting to feel more relaxed already.

5. If a quality foot rub is your thing, you need to run over to Treat Your Feet. They use a technique called foot reflexology, where pressure is applied to reflex points in the feet to send signals to other parts of the body. We’re not 100% sure how all that works, but we’re always 100% relaxed by the end of our session.