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Make way for Pippa, the rescue schnoodle capturing hearts while biking the BeltLine

Super playful and cuddly is how Todd Steigerwalt describes his Schnoodle dog—a breed mix of a schnauzer and a poodle—Pippa. You may have seen her speed past you on the Atlanta BeltLine while riding on Steigerwalt’s back.
Fall festival fashion

Tie dye, animal prints, and vintage looks own this year’s fall festival fashion

Fall outdoor events crank up this month, and the season offers lots of trends ready for open fields and hot temps.

Portuguese wine shop Dom Beijos opens in Kirkwood in September

Dom Beijos is a Portuguese wine shop with a selection of more than 70 varieties focused around the $15 price point.
Do Gua Sha facials work?

Test drive: Will a Gua Sha facial actually make you look younger?

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese technique for reducing pain and inflammation brought on by blood stasis or stagnation.

In the quiet waters of the Chestatee River, cancer survivors find peace with fly fishing

Georgia Women Fly Fishers has hosted Casting for Confidence, a free, annual, day-long retreat that teaches fly fishing basics to female cancer survivors, since 2002. “This is the time to release all other fears and concerns. I can attest you’ll let it all go once you see this beautiful space.”
Doggy Con

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 14–20

An adorable Doggy Con is parading through Woodruff Park in preparation for Dragon Con, Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Taqueria del Sol, and Home Team BBQ are teaming up for Foxeria del Sol Hatch Chile Fest, and take the kids to Dunwoody Nature Center's 25th Annual Butterfly Festival.
BronzeLes Film Festival: Princess of the Row

The BronzeLens Film Festival spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color

BronzeLens Film Festival, a five-day event that gives the big-screen treatment to short films and feature-length movies, spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color. It will run from August 21–25 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the Carter Center, and other venues.
Chick-fil-A mac and cheese

Chick-fil-A has mac and cheese now. It’s fine.

On August 12, Chick-fil-A introduced mac and cheese as a new permanent side dish, something the Atlanta-based fast-food giant had been testing in various markets since 2017.

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The world’s largest collection of vintage supercomputers is in Roswell, Georgia

In July, Lonnie Mimms opened the Computer Museum of America, a 40,000-square-foot tribute to hundreds of thousands of technological throwbacks dating to the mid-1800s, in Roswell, the heart of North Fulton’s Tech Hub.
Shops Buckhead Atlanta sold

At a town hall, a debate for the future of the Shops Buckhead Atlanta

The big theme that emerged was a tension between making the center more “accessible” versus establishing the Shops as Atlanta’s true beacon of luxury shopping—with a lingering question whether those two ideas are mutually exclusive.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? The Ballad of Richard Jewell, Lovecraft Country, Ozark, Hillbilly Elegy, and more

Clint Eastwood is back in Atlanta with his next directorial project, The Ballad of Richard Jewell. Also in town: Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy and Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams's HBO series Lovecraft Country.
Where did Stranger Things film in Atlanta?

A map of all the places Stranger Things has filmed near metro Atlanta

Curious where Stranger Things filmed in Georgia? Most of the iconic spots—Starcourt Mall, Hawkins Middle School, Hawkins National Lab, are within an hour of Atlanta.
Decatur Farmhouse

This functional Decatur farmhouse fits into its historic neighborhood

Homeowners gave this Atlanta architect and designer, Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, a challenge: Design a spacious house for a family of five that still “reads” as a cottage and fits all the requirements of a historic Decatur neighborhood. This popular modern farmhouse style fit the bill.
Christiane Chronicles: Pancakes vs crepes

Pancakes are having a moment in Atlanta—but don’t overlook crepes

Pancakes are finally having a moment in Atlanta. Crepes aren't there—yet. Also, we're worried about Virginia-Highland becoming a mediocre dining spot.

Your guide to Georgia’s lakes: 16 spots to play or unwind

How do you pick the Georgia lake scene that’s right for you? From quiet mountain retreats to bumping party coves and swanky luxury resorts, our guide for finding your happy place.

News & Culture

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 14–20

An adorable Doggy Con is parading through Woodruff Park in preparation for Dragon Con, Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Taqueria del Sol, and Home Team BBQ are teaming up for Foxeria del Sol Hatch Chile Fest, and take the kids to Dunwoody Nature Center's 25th Annual Butterfly Festival.

The BronzeLens Film Festival spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color

BronzeLens Film Festival, a five-day event that gives the big-screen treatment to short films and feature-length movies, spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color. It will run from August 21–25 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the Carter Center, and other venues.

Atlanta belongs to the roaches now. We merely live here.

Why are there so many roaches in my Atlanta house? It could be the weather. Or the trees. Or the fact that we—as Atlantans—are just screwed.

Food & Drink

At Vietvana in Avondale Estates, expect handmade pho noodles and banh mi bread

Vietvana, a modern Vietnamese restaurant serving pho and banh mi, will open on East College Avenue in Avondale Estates on August 16.

Review: At Cardinal in Grant Park, sip iced vermouth and soak up mystical energy

To think of Cardinal as a mere speakeasy doesn’t do justice to its extraordinary whimsy. With CBD juice drinks, low-ABV cocktails, and a snacky bar menu, Cardinal is a free-spirited space at The Beacon.

New in Summerhill: Junior’s Pizza serves NY-style slices with a ’90s vibe

Junior’s will be the newest tenant on the stretch of Georgia Avenue that’s home to recently opened Wood’s Chapel Barbecue, Little Tart Bakeshop, and Halfway Crooks Beer.

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This functional Decatur farmhouse fits into its historic neighborhood

Homeowners gave this Atlanta architect and designer, Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, a challenge: Design a spacious house for a family of five that still “reads” as a cottage and fits all the requirements of a historic Decatur neighborhood. This popular modern farmhouse style fit the bill.

How Photoshop—and technology—has influenced Darien Arikoski-Johnson’s ceramics

Darien Arikoski-Johnson adds other forms of media into his porcelain creations—wire, steel, and his signature “glitch” photography: distorted digital images he derives by painting a watercolor, scanning it into Photoshop, altering it, printing it, and layering it onto porcelain molds.

Michelle Workman traded a Hollywood design career for farm life on Lookout Mountain

Interior designer Michelle Workman's clients have included John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, but now she left Hollywood so her family could experience small-town life on a 13-acre farm on Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

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