Thursday, April 18, 2019
Fantastic Beasts LGBTQ powerlifting club

Atlanta’s LGBTQ powerlifting club builds bonds by pumping iron. Meet the Fantastic Beasts.

In the gym are people of all shapes and sizes, ranging in age from college students to professionals in their 50s and 60s. The gym-goers gently critique each other’s form and effusively cheer each other on. These are the Fantastic Beasts, Atlanta’s only LGBTQ powerlifting club—and, according to the organizers, possibly the first of its kind in the world.
Montgomery

Explore must-visit museums and historical sites on a weekend getaway to Montgomery, Alabama

There’s a street in Montgomery that locals say is one of the most historic in America. A large fountain sits at the western end, the site of the city’s once-booming slave market. At the eastern end is the Alabama State Capitol, where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as president of the Confederacy. In between is Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor in the late 1950s.
Todd Ginsberg pastrami and maple matzo brei recipe

Todd Ginsberg’s recipe for pastrami and maple matzo brei is a delicious addition to Passover brunch

With Passover on the way, we asked Todd Ginsberg of the General Muir to share this savory and sweet brunch recipe.

Chanel’s first Atlanta-area boutique, a beauty concept, will open outside the Perimeter

When Chanel unveils its latest marquee this month, it won’t be in Buckhead—or even in Atlanta. The new 1,000-square-foot jewel box is the fifth of the brand’s Fragrance and Beauté boutiques in the U.S. Expect a full line of cosmetics (hello, Pirate red lipstick), skincare, fragrances, and even eyewear, plus makeup consultations.

Where to go for Easter brunch in metro Atlanta

Easter Sunday is quickly approaching. If you're still looking for a brunch reservation, here are a few favorite spots in metro Atlanta offering special menus for the holiday.

My Style: Okey Nwoke, founder of the ATL Fashion Tech Collective

Okey Nwoke started the ATL Fashion Tech Collective to bring Atlanta’s fashion and tech communities together. Fashion has always been part of this former model’s life, from his early childhood in Nigeria to his current role as a client advisor at Louis Vuitton.
Christiane Chronices: Ethiopian food in Atlanta

Atlanta doesn’t have a Chinatown or a Little Ethiopia. That’s (mostly) a good thing.

Atlanta is a melting pot of different cultures' cuisines—and that's a good thing. The problem is the restaurants where I most want to eat are getting farther and farther away. Also: Feedel Bistro—and Ethiopian food—is for everyone.
Atlanta Ballet dancer Jessica He

Atlanta Ballet dancer Jessica He on how to keep your body—and mind—fit

Atlanta Ballet dancer Jessica He took a star turn in last year’s world premiere of Craig Davidson’s Remembrance/Hereafter. He will reprise her leading role in the second movement of the performance with the Atlanta Ballet at City Springs, April 12–13.
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Vintage Vacations: The Southeast’s most legendary and long-standing attractions

Long before a mouse named Mickey showed up in central Florida, the South was dotted with roadside attractions and family-owned amusements. Rock formations, natural springs, botanical gardens, and menageries of animals were the mainstays of vacation fun.

The BeltLine’s new bar, the James Room, has a cocktail for everyone. (Yes, everyone.)

“We pride ourselves on having a balanced cocktail [menu],” says Kristin Koefod, who developed the drink list. “We have something for your grandmother who likes her Manhattan every day at 5 p.m., for your craft cocktail enthusiast, and for your friend who is overwhelmed by the menu but knows she likes vodka soda.”

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