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Muralist Ashley Dopson unites communities one wall at a time

An autographed poster by painter Varnette Honeywood from the 1990 National Black Arts Festival hangs in muralist Ashley Dopson’s living room. Family visits to the festival inspired her own interest in art. “That era was a time when people were very aware of the legacy of Black art,” Dopson, 37, says. “For a little girl like me, I felt like I could do this and make a living at it.”
Fall 2021 fashion

How we dress now: 8 Atlanta fashion experts on how the pandemic changed style and what’s next

Over the past year and a half, our habits and lifestyles have changed—and so has our daily wardrobe. Now, as people return to the office full- or part-time and parties start back, we’ve got questions about the dress code, which may have become more relaxed in the workplace while simultaneously more festive for long-awaited fun.
Jayme Armour

A designer’s East Lake cottage deftly combines her love of nature, color, and pattern

After first pondering a move to the country, interior designer Jayme Armour ended up buying a house a few miles from downtown Atlanta, but it turns out the two ideas weren’t that far apart. The 1950s cottage she discovered in East Lake came with a large, lush lot—including a banana palm tree in the back—and a leafy neighborhood.
Float Atlanta

Are sensory-deprivation tanks really that relaxing? A test drive of Float Atlanta.

When I heard about Float Atlanta’s open sensory-deprivation tanks—rectangular pools, each accompanied by a shower in a private and soundproofed room—I felt confident I could make it through a one-hour session without splashing and thrashing for help.
13 Must-try doughnut shops in Atlanta

13 Must-try doughnut shops in metro Atlanta

Looking for great doughnut shops in metro Atlanta? Whether you’re craving a classic doughnut with a simple glaze or artisanal treats fit for Instagram, these Atlanta shops know their way around fried dough. Here are 13 to try.

How will redistricting impact Georgia?

This fall, state lawmakers will draw new electoral maps that could make or break the GOP’s stranglehold on Georgia politics. Will they play fair?
Epicurean Atlanta Hotel

Culinary tourism hits a high with the Epicurean Atlanta hotel, now open in Midtown

Featuring three restaurants, themed accommodations, and a 2,000-square-foot theater designed for Food Network-style cooking classes, the hotel targets anyone with a refined palate—be it tourists or locals.
Alon's Phipps Plaza

Alon’s Bakery & Market opens a third location at Phipps Plaza

Alon Balshan is bringing his handmade pastries, fresh-baked breads, and gourmet sandwiches to Buckhead. A 5,300-square-foot Alon’s has taken over part of the former Twist restaurant space facing Peachtree Road in Phipps Plaza.
Where did The Falcon and the Winter Soldier film in Atlanta?

Where Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and WandaVision filmed near Atlanta

All three Marvel streaming hits filmed at least partially in metro Atlanta. The filming locations included some easily-recognizable landmarks, such as the downtown Marriott Marquis, Krog Street Tunnel, and Peachtree Center.

Grindhouse team to open an al fresco BeltLine bar in Reynoldstown

Alex Brounstein and Johnny Farrow, of Grindhouse Killer Burgers, and real estate mogul Merritt Lancaster have teamed up on a two-story restaurant and bar located at the former home of Stein Steel & Supply. The unnamed concept will be beverage-focused and serve lunch Thursday through Sunday and dinner nightly.

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