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.
Georgia’s forests are a shrinking line of defense against global warming. Can Janisse Ray make us care enough to save them?
Georgia’s once-mighty and fast-diminishing forests are one of the country’s least appreciated wonders. Author Janisse Ray has long been their fierce advocate—and as a new threat emerges, her message is more urgent than ever.
The Bakery—an inclusive, experimental arts center—is but a moment in time. And that’s okay.
In October 2017, Willow Goldstein and her mother Olive Hagemeier opened the doors of the Bakery, what would become a constantly churning complex of spaces popular with young, queer, and creative Atlantans that have hosted large-scale puppet shows, space-rock operas, escape rooms, and so much more.
Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for August
21 Savage comes to Coca-Cola Roxy, Atlanta History Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, embrace all things health and wellness at Dirty South Yoga Fest, and more.
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.
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.
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.”
Review: 8Arm is wildly different and as good as ever under new chef Maricela Vega
The Ponce de Leon Avenue den of cool never stopped being revolutionary. 8Arm’s new chef, Maricela Vega, has made it even more deliciously subversive.
At Atlanta’s first food forest, you can forage for mushrooms and pick medicinal herbs
The Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill is a place where volunteers tend crops of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and herbs, much of which is available to the public for free.
The survival of Sevananda, Atlanta’s only co-op grocery store
As Atlanta’s lone grocery store cooperative, and one of only a handful of vegetarian ones in the nation, Sevananda has endured nearly 45 years of change and some occasional conflict, both in Little Five Points and among the co-op’s member-owners and leadership.
This courtyard in Vern Yip’s Rosemary Beach vacation house is his favorite getaway
Vacation homes should be about fun, not chores, so celebrity interior designer and TV host Vern Yip created a low-maintenance courtyard at his family’s Rosemary Beach house, an escape from daily life in Atlanta.
My Style: Uyo Okebie-Eichelberger, founder of Made With Love brands
Uyo Okebie-Eichelberger exudes infectious, megawatt energy. Behind the glam style and can’t-miss mane is an intuitive and innovative CEO of Made With Love Brands, which includes You! Lingerie and Preggo Leggings
Get away from the city (and your cell phone) at this new tiny cabin retreat
Getaway is a national chain offering remote forest retreats in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Suches. The 57-acre Georgia outpost hosts Scandinavian-chic “cabins.”
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.
How Dahlonega earned its name from Georgia’s gold rush
On August 1, 1829, Gold had been discovered in Georgia. Several years later, the General Assembly changed the name of Licklog, the county seat of present-day Lumpkin County, the epicenter of the Georgia gold rush, to Dahlonega—similar to the Cherokee word for gold.