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Atlanta-based ShaLaJa swimwear heats up summer with bold designs

These ShaLaJa swimsuits may scream Miami, but they’re designed in Atlanta.

7 cool spots for spiked summertime drinks

The essential libations of childhood are summertime mainstays for a reason, but local bars and restaurants have stepped up the game with drunken spins on retro favorites like milkshakes and slushies. The thinking is simple—if a refreshing, icy confection is delicious as it is, a shot or two of something stronger can only make it better.

Summer shades of rosé

Take note: Pink is in. Once associated with sickly-sweet blush wine, rosé is now the drink of summer. Refreshing, bright, and energetic, it’s the balmy alternative when red is too heavy and white is too sweet.

What you need to know about Hurricane Harbor, the new Six Flags water park

Six Flags Over Georgia, where throwing your hands in the air, relishing in the thrilling moments of plunging downhill and looping upside-down in reckless (and seat-belted) abandon is totally and completely worth the wait in line … with the sweltering heat, dizziness, and nausea that accompany it. Right?

Cover-Ups

Options from Everything but Water, A. Barclay, and Mud Pie

Don’t drink the water

Now that swimming pools are officially open, the CDC has to come out with a study to ruin the fun. Most public pools have E.coli, which indicates fecal matter in the water, either from people having accidents in the pool or from swimmers not showering well enough before they get in the water. Makes you want to dive right in, doesn't it?

Little Rock, AR

Little Rock sits at the crossroads of North, South, East, and West. In the bars, the blues riffs of Chicago meet the country twang of Tennessee. The Southeastern scent of slow-roasted...

Highlands, NC

There are those who think Highlands has become too commercial, who miss the cozy shabbiness of the dowdy Old Edwards Inn—before the “Old Girl” underwent a...

Nashville, TN

Next month, thousands of people will follow the neon lights of Nashville into the District, the downtown area that includes Riverfront Park, Lower Broadway, and Printer’s Alley. ...

Athens, GA

Rabid sports fans and loyal UGA alums make the 70-mile trek from Atlanta to Athens during football season, braving crazy congestion and peak hotel rates. But for the rest of us, ...

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