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Best of Atlanta 2013

Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA, 30602

706-542-4662

As the official state museum of art, the Georgia Museum houses a notable permanent collection and hosts significant exhibitions.

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Georgia Shakespeare

4484 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30319

404-504-1473

Even in the toughest economic times, Georgia Shakespeare has never sacrificed artistic credibility. But this year, the company tried a summer without Shakespeare—and it didn’t play very well. People complained. The theater listened.

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Gina Michael

1780 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, 30345

770-337-4520

Michael’s most unique specialty is zheng gu tui na, a Chinese acupressure treatment. “Tui na” means “push-pull,” and Michael performs a rolling action with her fist that unwinds the muscles, though the overall effect is energizing.

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Gino’s Classic Barber Shop

1100 Hammond Drive, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328

770-391-9131

How can a man relax with a blade at his throat? Lean back in one of Gino’s old barbershop chairs.

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GlowDry

3722 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA, 30342

404-549-8007

Full makeup and brow services make Buckhead’s newest styling salon a destination for one-stop primping.

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Grant Park Farmers Market

800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta, GA, 30312

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sundays. The Grant Park community, along with nonprofit Community Farmers Markets, launched its own weekly event featuring produce and locally made artisan foods.

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Gu’s Bistro

5750 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA, 30340

770-451-8118

As the tongue-numbing spices of Sichuan cuisine become more and more popular, this family-owned hot spot is an Atlanta standout that will soon expand with Gu’s Dumplings in the Krog Street Market.

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Gunshow

924 Garrett Street, Atlanta, GA, 30316

404-380-1886

Leave everything you know about traditional restaurant service at the door of Kevin Gillespie’s new Glenwood Park playground.

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H. Harper Station

904 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30316

678-732-0415

Classic and newfangled concoctions are made with equal care at Jerry Slater’s handsome bar and restaurant, housed in a former train depot in Reynoldstown.

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High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet

2241 Perimeter Park Dr, Chamblee, GA, 30341

678-701-7623

Among the scores of flavors that Keith Schroeder and his colleagues have dreamed up, we’re partial to the High Road ice creams and sorbets designed to seduce the Southern palate.

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Historic Fourth Ward Park

665 North Ave, Atlanta, GA, 30312

404-590-7275

The latest in equipment offers kids hours of entertainment, and the compact layout makes it easy for parents to keep a watchful eye.

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Home Decorators Collection

7691 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA, 30022

770-998-7083

The spacious brick-and-mortar store near North Point Mall narrows down the website’s inventory to the most popular items and lets customers sit in chairs or inspect finishes in person.

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Houndstooth Road

316 Church Street, Decatur, GA, 30030

404-220-8957

If you’re a casual cruiser—especially the style-conscious sort who pedals the BeltLine, cappuccino in hand, organic produce in wicker basket—this is your place.

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Hunter Collective

22-B East Andrews Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30305

404-764-0719

Kelly Wolff (Atlantan by way of New York) opened this East Andrews shop in October, offering upscale baubles and gems, many lines exclusive in the city.

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Institut’ DERMed

3726 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA, 30342

404-261-5199

Institut’ DERMed provided advanced aesthetic services long before anyone coined the term “med spa.”

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Janus et Cie

349 Peachtree Hills Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30305

404-855-3444

This California-based company brought Hollywood glamour when it opened a light-filled showroom in ADAC West, filled with sophisticated outdoor chaises, benches, tables, and weather-friendly textiles.

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Jeffrey Atlanta

3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30326

404-237-9000

Jeffrey, now in its twenty-third year, is as relevant as ever. Front and center in the window this fall were embellished pumps by of-the-moment Belgian designer Dries Van Noten, whose footwear can be hard to find in Atlanta. Inside, plenty of the old standbys, from rock-stud Valentinos to patent Louboutins, but also less ubiquitous labels […]

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Jenn Jones Hair

659 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30312

404-577-2460

We knew something was up when it seemed every photographer and fashion editor we work with mentioned the same name: Jenn Jones.

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