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Best of Atlanta 2013


2790 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Suwanee, GA, 30024


Koreans beat Americans to the current Japanese ramen craze raging in the U.S., as evidenced by this edgy storefront. Korean-owned Umaido throws out way more options and garnishes than would be traditional in Japan.

Website: http://www.umaidos.com/


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Wabi Sabi

1695 Marietta Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, 30318


Named after a Japanese worldview that cherishes nature, this new offshoot of the Atlanta Ballet has found a fitting home in the greenspaces of the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Website: http://www.atlantaballet.com/

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Westside Market Antiques & Interiors

1530 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, 30318


Midcentury furniture, industrial lighting, and trendy pillows join fashion and jewelry—a vintage alligator purse and handmade dresses, for instance—in this catchall shopping experience.

Website: http://westsidemarketatl.com

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Willow Green

4300 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 113, Atlanta, GA, 30339


Container gardens with fresh combinations are the specialty, and customers are welcome to bring in their own vessels.

Website: http://willowgreenllc.com

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Worthmore Jewelers

500-L-3 Amsterdam Avenue, (two locations), Atlanta, GA, 30306


Industry mags often rank it among the nation’s best jewelry stores, and in 2013, Worthmore celebrated its twentieth year at its Midtown location in Amsterdam Walk.

Website: http://worthmorejewelers.com/

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Young Blood Boutique

636 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306


At this Poncey-Highland gem—the retail offspring of Young Blood Gallery—you will find handcrafted greeting cards, Atlanta-centric items (illustrations, photography, maps), modern jewelry, and more.

Website: http://www.youngbloodboutique.com/

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Zoo Atlanta’s Panda Twins

800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30315


Since their surprise arrival on July 15, the panda cubs have entranced millions worldwide via the zoo’s PandaCam. A visit to see them will provide an ideal moment to teach the values of preservation and conservation.

Website: http://zooatlanta.org/

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