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Wardrobe essentials: COS

H&M’s stylish, subdued grown-up sister opened its doors to Atlanta last year and has since steadily supplied its structured basics to shoppers with an eye for clean lines.
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Reason to play tourist: Senoia, Georgia

Take a 52-minute drive down I-85 to Senoia, where AMC films the hit TV show The Walking Dead, for the Touring Dead Walking Tour. You’ll travel the streets of Woodbury, visit the gate at Alexandria, and maybe even meet Rick, Carl, or Negan (or maybe just a drooling, decomposing extra).
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New dance troupe: Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre

Welcomed with a temporary home at the Westside Cultural Arts Center and a promised spot at Serenbe’s planned arts facility, Terminus debuted exstasis—Latin for “ecstasy” or “rapture”—to sold-out crowds in October.
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Body treatment: Jeju Sauna

Lots of spas offer services that promise a “new you,” but Jeju’s traditional Korean demadi (or body shampoo) makes good on that.
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Revamped attraction: Atlanta History Center

Everything old is new again at this renovated Buckhead stalwart, which now features a StoryCorps studio, a Souper Jenny outpost, and an expanded bookstore and gift shop. Bonus: The museum no longer prohibits event guests from sipping cocktails while visiting the exhibits.
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Do-good disposal system: Compostwheels

The idea: Conserve your food scraps, and Compostwheels will pick them up and turn them into nutrient-rich soil that they then deliver to nearby farms. That means less food waste going to local landfills and more local food production.
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Hot trend: Luxury plumbing

In the last year or so, Buckhead’s exclusive shopping district saw the openings of three upscale plumbing boutiques: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Gallery; Porcelanosa; and Kohler Signature Store by PDI.
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Neighborhood gem: Poor Hendrix

Restaurant Eugene alum Aaron Russell operates with a strict set of rules at this low-key spot in East Lake.
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Neighborhood gem: Brine Seafood Shack

Marc Taft is wooing fans with oysters and crab cakes at this modern two-story structure—definitely not a shack—plunked in the middle of the ritzy new Avalon extension last April.
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Toughest new workout: Solidcore

This athletic, full-body workout—which takes place primarily on a souped-up resistance-based machine and taps into slow-twitch muscle fibers—is always challenging, never boring, and wholly unrelenting.

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