This Little Light of Mine
Start off the holiday season with friends and family by enjoying the Lighting of Atlantic Station on November 19. This festive event will feature over 250,000 lights, which will be lit at 7:30 p.m. throughout an eight-block area, culminating with a realistic “snowfall.” Activites start at noon and include fun events for kids, craft-making, a holiday fashion show and entertainment.
Details: 1380 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30363, www.atlanticstation.com
The Gift of Sight
If you’re looking for new eye makeup that looks good and allows you to give back, check out the line from 29 Cosmetics. From November 1 - January 1, 2012, 29 Cosmetics will contribute five percent of sales from all eye products to the Georgia Eye Bank with its Gift of Sight give-back program. Choose from an array of eye shadow, mascara and eye pencils in different shades, all perfect for upcoming holiday parties. 29 Cosmetics products are available at Neiman Marcus and 29 Spa at The Mansion on Peachtree.
Support Our Veterans
In celebration of Veterans Day, the Alpharetta-based company AMG Medical Inc. will be giving away free Hugo Folding Canes to veterans in need of mobility assistance. Bring proof of U.S. military service to any Sam’s Club location from
November 9-11 to receive this state-of-the-art cane. Each store will give out 60 canes on a first-come basis. The canes normally retail for $29.99.
Details: Sam’s Club, www.samsclub.com
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when pressure is placed on the median nerve in the wrist, which is responsible for feeling and movement in the hand. If you feel any pressure or numbness in this area, try a brace that can immobilize and alleviate pressure on the nerve. The Wellgate Slimfit Wrist Support brace uses memory foam and soft fabrics for ultimate comfort. $16.99
Details: Your local Walmart, www.wellgateproducts.com
Raise Your Glass
Add a little spirit to your next holiday party or any festivity with custom-labeled wines from WineHeads Gifts Et Cetera. The minimum to order is 12 bottles, but the best part is they come in all sizes and make great presents. With the addition of their new half-bottles (375ml), you don’t have to buy a full bottle to enjoy an award-winning vintage. These smaller bottles are a good fit for budget-conscience holiday gifts, corporate gifts and party favors. Personalized, labeled or custom etched wine bottles add that personal touch to any table or event.
Details: (770) 973-5726, www.WineHeadsGifts.com
Whether your hair is straight or curly, tame your thick mane with the Ouidad Double Detangler Brush. With double-spaced rows of teeth, this comb will reach through thick hair and help reduce tough tangles, leaving it frizz-free. The rounded teeth are just the right width for detangling knots, while the rounded tips on the teeth are soft on the scalp. $24
Details: Sephora, www.sephora.com
Looking to get some early holiday shopping done? Head over to The Biltmore Hotel for Shecky’s Girls Night Out on November 14-15. The Biltmore Ballrooms will be filled with unique designers and boutiques including Funky Flair Boutique, Jolie Boutique, Lia Molly and more. Bring a few friends, sip some libations and get ready for some fun. Buy your ticket early and walk away with a Shecky’s goodie bag.
Details: The Biltmore Hotel, 817 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.sheckys.com
Whether you’re walking on a trail or hitting the gym, make sure to keep hydrated! Water bottles from Pura Stainless Steel offer an eco-friendly way to carry your H2O with you. Crafted from food service grade, electro-polished stainless steel, these bottles are resistant to corrosion and staining, and they’re 100 percent BPA-free. The bottles range in size from 0.6 liters to two liters and come complete with a loophole lid for attaching onto a bag with a hook. Choose from an array of fun colors including green, blue, light purple, orange or natural stainless steel. $24.99
If you’re on a Carrie Bradshaw-like quest for gorgeous footwear, why not showcase your love of shoes on your clothing as well? Shoe Freak etc. encourages you to embrace your obsession and wear it proudly. This stylish apparel is a new line of women’s clothing and accessories all adorned with rhinestones. These T-shirts are a stylish complement to your fantastic shoes. The flagship tee is $30.
Details: (888) 579-5885, www.theeventsalon.com/shop
Chef-owner Anne Quatrano and cheese monger Tim Gaddis have created a new way of enjoying delicious and unique cheese. Cheese & Crackers is a savory cheese-of-the-month club that will feature a selection of three Southern-themed cheeses each month. Members can select three, six or 12-month memberships during which they will enjoy one to one-and-a-half pounds of three types of cheese per month. This unique gift is available by calling the Star Provisions cheese shop. A three-month membership is $200, six-month is $375 and 12-month is $775.
Details: 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318, (404) 365-0410 ext. 132, www.starprovisions.com
The partnership between a pampering nail bar and a trendsetting boutique is coming together at Polished & Primped in Plaza Midtown. Nail services include manicures, pedicures, paraffin treatment, hot stone massage and more. After enjoying a relaxing mani and pedi, peruse the selection of clothing and accessories to add to your wardrobe. This new boutique offers a relaxing and chic atmosphere that is open Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday by appointment only.
Details: 950 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, (404) 879-0500, www.polishedandprimpedatl.com
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