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For runners looking to hit the trail and take along their valuables, the Armpocket is the answer. This water resistant light-weight pouch can securely carry your iPhone, keys, wallet and more. $34.95
Details: Totally Running, 405 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041, www.armpocket.com
2. Whole World Theatre Company
Whole World Theatre Company offers a fun and exciting improv training program. Classes are open to all experience levels, and in every class, students will be trained in the improv techniques unique to Whole World.
Details: (404) 817-7529, www.wholeworldtheatre.com
The Sagrantino grape found in Collepiano red wine is packed with healthy polyphenols. Polyphenols, which include resveratrol and flavonoids, are antioxidant compounds that protect the body from cellular damage caused by free radicals.
Details: Wine Shop at Parkaire, (770) 578-8027
4. Krickette’s Yoga Bag
Keep your yoga bag safe and clean with Krickette’s Yoga Bag. This lightweight bag is made with an imported cotton quilted kantha exterior and features an exterior zipper pocket large enough for wallet and keys. $115
5. GLO Brilliant
Get your teeth whiter in the comfort of your own home with GLO Brilliant. This teeth-whitening device is comfortable and easy to use. Its patented closed circuit mouth piece uses heat and light to activate the hydrogen peroxide, which lightens teeth. $275
Details: Sephora, Perimeter Mall, www.sephora.com
Cleanse your system at the newest juice bar dShop and dTox. Their green juice is a blend of kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, watercress, apple, parsley and lemon. This raw fruit and veggie mix will keep you energized and provide you with much-needed vitamins.
Details: (404) 771-6500, www.dtoxjuice.com
Hoopnotica is a high cardio workout program that uses a hula hoop to help you burn fat and strengthen your core. Hoopnotica offers mini hoops that tone and rejuvenate the entire upper half of the body. $49.
Details: KAYLY salon & spa, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, (678) 847-0114, www.hoopnotica.com
8. Avocado Shampoo
The all-natural Avocado Shampoo from Elava Botanik is an ultra rich moisturizing hair product perfect for dehydrated hair. Made with 100 percent natural certified organic fruit pulp, it contains no parabens, chlorides, petrochemicals, sulfates, glutens, plasticizers or silicones.
Details: (678) 385-4000, www.elavabotanik.com
9. Chalene Johnson
Keeping a journal of your fitness goals can help you stay motivated to reach them. Turbo Jam creator Chalene Johnson’s new book, “PUSH: 30 Days to Turbocharged Habits, a Bangin’ Body, and the Life You Deserve,” offers great fitness ideas, inspirations and practical tips.
Details: Your local Barnes & Noble, www.chalenejohnson.com
10. LifeWorks School of Coaching
If you are looking for a bit of guidance, try working with a life coach to get a better perspective of your goals and how to reach them. LifeWorks School of Coaching, founded by Farra Allen, offers a complementary introductory class, teleclasses and workshops.
Details: (404) 274-2223, www.lifeworksschoolofcoaching.com
11. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour
At Philips Arena on June 29, 2012, Cirque du Soleil’s newest heart stopping show, Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour will debut. A mixture of dance, music and fantasy, this show aims to capture the inspiration and essence of the King of Pop. Tickets are on sale now.
12. Vaska laundry detergent
Ideal for gym clothes, Vaska laundry detergent formulas use real herbs to clean effectively without the use of harsh chemicals. Available in light lavender or unscented. $9.99
Details: The Fresh Market, www.thefreshmarket.com, www.vaskahome.com
13. The Atlanta International Language Institute
Learn a new language at The Atlanta International Language Institute which offers classes in over 60 languages. They also hold corporate training for language learning, and provide translations and interpretation services.
Details: (404) 250-0350, www.languageatlanta.com
14. The Journey with Gentle Giants
Get closer to ocean life with the interactive programs at the Georgia Aquarium. The Journey with Gentle Giants allows you to swim with whale sharks, manta rays and more. The Beluga and Friends program allows participants to get in the water with a beluga whale trainer for a hands-on experience.
15. Tons of Fun Fitness Challenge
The Georgia State Park system’s Tons of Fun Fitness Challenge kicked off this summer as a way to help combat obesity. The website offers ways to plan activities, document weight loss, and includes an event calendar and tips from health care experts.
16. Jane Iredale’s Naturally Confident
For people with sensitive skin, Jane Iredale’s Naturally Confident fall mineral make-up line is ideal. Besides the array of gorgeous new colors for every skin tone, this line is oil-free, talc-free and offers SPF.
Details: Gardner Dermatology (770) 952-2100, www.gardnerdermatology.com, www.janeiredale.com
17. Aussan Natural’s Sport Equipment Odor Eliminator and Shoe Odor Eliminator
Stop your gym apparel from getting that sweaty smell with Aussan Natural’s Sport Equipment Odor Eliminator and Shoe Odor Eliminator. These products make odor disappear using natural botanical extracts and plant bioflavonoids. $7.99
Details: Goodness Grocery, (770) 436-8880, www.aussannatural.com
18. Serenbe Farms
Serenbe Farms, an eight-acre certified organic diversified farm in Chattahoochee Hills, GA, accepts two full season farm apprentices. Apprenticeships run from March until November 2012. If you prefer a shorter stint, you can volunteer on the farm every second Wednesday of the month.
19. Dolce Vita
Bring the holistic benefits of essential oil and lavender into the bedroom with Dolce Vita, a new aromatherapy mattress from Magniflex. This mattress features a removable cover infused with millions of microcapsules of lavender. $2,699
20. KLORANE pomegranate collection for color-treated hair
Each product in the KLORANE pomegranate collection for color-treated hair is formulated with Moroccan-grown pomegranate to help bind color to the keratin in hair. Choose from shampoo or conditioners that help protect and repair tresses. $18
21. The Casserole Queens Cookbook
There is no dish quite as comforting as a piping hot casserole on a cold winter day. If you’re in the mood to cook one for your family, try a recipe from the New York Times bestseller “The Casserole Queens Cookbook” which is full of revamped American casserole recipes. $17.99
22. Goin’ Coastal
Impress the guests at your next soiree by treating them to delicious dishes from Goin’ Coastal. This sustainable seafood restaurant has started a new catering service where the food comes to you.
Details: (404) 941-9117, www.goincoastalseafood.com
23. HEX Sport Watch Band
HEX Sport Watch Band offers a simple solution to listen to music, track fitness, and stay in style at the gym and on-the-go. Each watch features an easy pop-in, pop-out design that can hold an iPod nano.
Details: Your local Apple store.
24. Atlanta Botanical Garden
If you think the Atlanta Botanical Garden is just a fun place to discover gorgeous flora and fauna, then think again. This garden offers a variety of classes throughout the year including bee keeping, landscape design and photography.
Details: (404) 876-5859, www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org
Zike proves that scooters are not just for kids. This hybrid scooter is an innovative combination of a scooter, bicycle and stair-stepper, and it provides a great workout whether you’re five or 50. $399
26. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation is a new FDA-approved technology that can help correct age spots, birthmarks and other blemishes. This broad-spectrum light will help smooth and brighten skin, specifically targeting brown and red pigmentations.
Details: A New You Skin & Body Clinic, (678) 739-0040, www.anewyouwellness.com
27. BOB’s Fitness Kit
You can exercise even when you’re out with your baby and stroller with BOB’s Fitness Kit. It includes exercise tubing, a fitness manual and a handlebar console to add some upper-body cross-training into your daily walk, jog or hike. $39
28. North Georgia Canopy Tours
North Georgia Canopy Tours has created modern teepees that offer a new way to sleep under the stars and enjoy glamping. These luxury canvas teepees come fully equipped with comfortable beds, air conditioning and electrical outlets.
Details: (770) 869-7272, www.northgeorgiacanopytours.com
29. Run Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve top
Hit the trail with a Run Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve top from lululemon athletica. Made with mesh venting in strategically placed areas, this top is made for comfort while you break a sweat.
Details: lululemon athletica, (404) 816-7678, www.lululemon.com
30. The Fruit and Veggie Challenge
860AM Healthtopia Radio with Bonnie Mechelle launched The Fruit and Veggie Challenge. Participants who add two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables in their diet for 30 days straight receive special discounts at local farms and CSAs.
Details: www.myfruitandveggiechallenge.com, (888) 509-8450
Whether inside or outside, volleyball is a great way to have fun, make new friends and get some exercise too. Find a recreational league to play on in your area by visiting: www.atlantavolleyball.net or
32. The Social Network Diet: Change Yourself, Change the World
“The Social Network Diet: Change Yourself, Change the World” by New York Times best-selling author Dr. Miriam Nelson and Jennifer Ackerman helps readers make healthy changes by improving their environment. It offers a practical guide to making lasting, positive change by creating a supportive social network.
Details: Your local Barnes & Noble, www.premiere.fastpencil.com
33. Just Chill
Just Chill is a relaxing beverage carefully crafted to take the edge off without making you tired. It combines L-Theanine, lemongrass, ginko biloba, and Siberian ginseng along with all-natural fruit flavors.
Details: www.amazon.com, www.justchill.com
34. CATCH Healthy Habits
Volunteer your time at the Metro Atlanta RSVP Volunteer Program, sponsored by the Atlanta Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging. They are accepting applications from people age 50 and older for a volunteer program called CATCH Healthy Habits. Volunteer training sessions will begin in January 2012.
35. Mama Bath + Body
Your skin will appreciate the naturally handmade bath and beauty products from Mama Bath + Body. Pamper yourself with scented body lotions, hand soaps and sugar scrubs.
Details: (404) 377-7800, www.loveyourmama.com
36. InTune earbuds
A good sound track of music can be a great motivator for getting you through a workout. InTune earbuds come with three different ear cushion sizes for comfort and can be customized to help you enjoy your music even more. $24.99
Details: Your local FYE store, North Point Mall, www.fuseplusyou.com
37. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
Working out on a trampoline takes about 30 percent more energy than running on a flat surface. Try jumping at the new Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. Jumping is a fun workout for any age and it is low impact, making it safe for everyone.
Details: (678) 745-9900, www.skyzonesports.com
38. Trim Treads sandals
Trim Treads sandals are unique fitness shoes that help promote toned legs, a stronger core, better circulation, perfect posture and improved balance in 30 minutes a day with their unique form.
Details: Good Nutrition, Marietta, GA 30068, www.goodnutritionweb.com, www.trimtreads.com
39. Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
Until 2007, Art Smith was the personal chef to Oprah Winfrey; today however you can enjoy his expert Southern cuisine at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. This relaxed and cozy eatery offers up a delicious menu and of course, a bourbon bar.
Details: 3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, www.southernart.com
40. Karaoke Melody
Grab your friends and leave your inhibitions at the door and test out your singing voice at Karaoke Melody. Complete with private karaoke rooms and two convenient locations, Karaoke Melody is open seven days a week.
Details: (770) 986-8881, www.karaokemelody.com
41. First Annual Historic Roswell Restaurant Week
Enjoy Roswell’s finest fare during the First Annual Historic Roswell Restaurant Week that will be held January 14-22, 2012. The nine-day event will showcase the cuisine of the area’s best restaurants.
42. Azumio’s Instant Heart Rate App
Smartphone users can use their phones while they work out. Azumio’s Instant Heart Rate App is a mobile app that can accurately compute your heart rate using the phone’s camera lens.
43. Bionic fitness glove and men’s wrist wrap glove
Whether you play tennis or lift weights, your hands (and your grip) sometimes need a little extra protection. The women’s fitness glove and men’s wrist wrap glove from Bionic provide comfort, support and control. $39.95
Details: Your local Dick’s Sporting Goods, www.bionicgloves.com
44. Cooking in Everyday English: The ABCs of Great Flavor at Home
Chef Todd English’s newest cook book, “Cooking in Everyday English: The ABCs of Great Flavor at Home” speaks about the importance of using fresh, local ingredients in his recipes.
Details: Your local Barnes & Noble
DermaFrac™ or micro-needling is a painless procedure that uses microscopic stainless steel needles on a roller that are glided across the skin’s surface and create tiny punctures. The skin is then stimulated in the dermis, causing it to regenerate lost collagen.
Details: Institut’ DERMed Spa, (770) 454-7788, www.idermedstore.com
46. Moisture Lock Makeup Finish
Moisture Lock Makeup Finish from Skindinavia is the perfect little boost of moisture your skin needs when the weather gets drier and colder. This super-hydrator takes away the powdery look of makeup while keeping it from oxidizing. It can be applied over or under your makeup, and it creates a luminous finish so you’ll look “just made up” all day.
47. The Living Life Series
The Living Life Series offers seven innovative programs to help members achieve their health and wellness goals through self-empowerment. The Living Life Series includes: Lean, a lifestyle management and nutrition solution, Living Easy, a stress and resiliency course, and others.
48. High Country Outfitters
Begin your outdoor adventure with High Country Outfitters. Learn basic paddling skills for kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking and more. They even offer yoga classes on Sundays from 10:30–11:30 a.m. at their Buckhead location. $12
Details: (404) 814-0999, www.highcountryoutfitters.com
49. Panache sports bras
For ladies with a larger cup size, having a supportive sports bra is important. Panache has launched bra-sized sports bras for sizes 28-49, D-H. Using encapsulation and underwire, these bras offer extra lift and support. $68
Details: Pretty Please, 3920 N Druid Hills Road, Decatur, GA 30033, www.barenecessities.com
50. Bed Buddy Aromatherapy Hot & Cold Packs
After a strenuous workout try using the Bed Buddy Aromatherapy Hot & Cold Packs to help provide soothing relief for tired and sore muscles. $12.99
Details: Your local Walgreens, www.carex.com
51. The Injinji Midweight Performance Toesock
The Injinji Midweight Performance Toesock provides padded cushion for your feet. It features CoolMax® EcoMade™, an eco-friendly fabric that keeps feet cool and dry. $16
Details: Big Peach Running Company, www.injinji.com
52. Cavalia’s ODYSSEO
The equestrian odyssey continues with an all-new adventure, Cavalia’s ODYSSEO. This breath-taking show will include projections and visual effects, 69 horses and 55 artists. The show runs December 7 through January 8, 2012.
Details: (866) 999-8111, www.cavalia.net
53. Our Bodies, Ourselves
Considered the gold standard for women’s health books, “Our Bodies, Ourselves” recently celebrated its fortieth anniversary of its first publication. It includes completely revised and updated material critical to women’s health issues and offers updated 21st century information. $16
Details: Your local Barnes & Noble
54. Body Awareness Studio
Dive into your body with a curious mind and experience transformation at a cellular level. Body Awareness Studio’s Energy Exercise sessions are customized to help you learn what your body needs most for more core strength, flexibility, increased energy and deep relaxtion.
Details: (404) 252-7550, www.bodyawarenessstudio.com
55. NEOCUTIS Bio-restorative Skin Cream
Get all the anti-aging benefits of PSP®, the most complete protein blend of human growth factors, cytokines and interleukins in NEOCUTIS Bio-restorative Skin Cream. Ideal for people who have just had a laser skin resurfacing procedure done as well as every day maintenance use.
Details: Nirvana Med Spa and Laser Centre, (678) 256-6320, www.nirvanalasercentre.com
56. SolarFlex mat
Enjoy the benefits of hot yoga in the comfort of your home. With the SolarFlex mat, you can experience a soothing infrared heat. Make any room your own private hot yoga studio. The mat comes with an instructional DVD. $249.95
57. Atlanta Culinary Tours
Sample delicious local cuisine during Atlanta Culinary Tours. Between bites, tour groups are led by knowledgeable guides who will give you an insider’s look at our city’s vibrant culinary scene.
58. Organic Bistro
Organic Bistro offers a wide array of wholesome, frozen meals featuring nutrient-rich ingredients. Their new gluten-free seafood entrée is a sustainably-caught wild Alaskan salmon in a homemade pesto sauce. The entrée is high in protein and fiber and low in sodium.$6.49
Details: Your local Whole Foods Market, www.theorganicbistro.com
59. Regenerating Body Moisturizer
Regenerating Body Moisturizer from Dr. Hauschka Skin Care is a rich, yet gentle cream that has jojoba oil, candelilla wax and marshmallow extract and leaves skin looking soft, supple and firmer. It is free of parabens, sodium laureth sulfate and synthetic fragrances. $42.95
Details: Sephora, www.drhauschka.com
60. 22 Days bars
22 Days bars are the perfect back to school snack and come in a variety of flavors. Delicious Daily Mocha Mantra, Cherry Chocolate Bliss, and Nut Butter Buddha Crunch (just to name a few) will satisfy even the pickiest eater.
Details: Your local Whole Foods Market, www.22daysnutrition.com
61. Agatha’s - A Taste of Mystery
Agatha’s - A Taste of Mystery, downtown’s premiere dinner theater, debuts its final show of 2011, “Yes Virginia, Someone Killed Santa Claus.” Through January 11, catch this hilarious whodunit that comes complete with a five-course prix fixe meal and wine.
Details: (404) 584-2255, www.agathas.com
62. Cotton Tree in the Cayman Islands
Get away to the tropics and enjoy stress-free times at the Cayman Islands’ first luxury boutique cottage hotel, Cotton Tree. Each plantation-style cottage is surrounded by tropical flowers, fruit, and the cotton trees for which the hotel is named. This property sits on a 400-foot stretch of secluded coastline of West Bay.
Details: (345) 943-0700, www.caymancottontree.com
63. Illumin8 Eye Shadow Palette’s Anti-Aging Eye Shadows
Illumin8 Eye Shadow Palette’s Anti-Aging Eye Shadows has a variety of color options to easily transition your look from day to night. These palettes are packed with anti-aging ingredients like vitamins A, B, C, E and F, as well as rich brown algae, sea whip and macadamia. $40
Details: Sephora, Perimeter Mall, www.sephora.com
Get a brighter smile with Zoom!. This teeth whitening system safely whitens teeth an average of eight shades. Atlanta Smiles and Wellness offers easy to use take-home bleach trays for their patients.
Details: Atlanta Smiles and Wellness, (404) 262-7733, www.atlantasmiles.com
65. Hal’s Kitchen
Learn how to prepare a delicious home cooked meal, or hone your own cooking skills at Hal’s Kitchen. Try the Game On cooking class which incorporates using wild boar, venison and elk!
Details: (404) 847-6991, www.halskitchen.com
66. Happy Science Atlanta
Happy Science Atlanta offers meditation for people of all religious and spiritual backgrounds. Quiet your mind every Sunday at the weekly prayer service, meditation and lecture.
Details: 1893 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, (404) 963-6781, www.happyscience-atlanta.org
67. da Vinci® Surgical Systems
Northside Hospital-Atlanta recently upgraded their surgical robots, da Vinci® Surgical Systems, to the latest Si™ model and introduced new fluorescence imaging. Patients benefit from smaller incisions, less pain and scarring, shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries.
FIGO’s, which serves up hearty Italian fare, has added gluten-free meatballs along with their other made-from-scratch gluten-free offerings to their menu. The neighborhood restaurant has seven locations throughout the city.
Details: (404) 351-9667, www.figopasta.com
69. Nectifirm from Revision Skincare
Firm up and rejuvenate the delicate skin on your neck and décolletage with Nectifirm from Revision Skincare. Natural protein tightens and lifts skin, plant-based molecules reduce fat and a blend of bamboo, silica and more increases miniaturization.
Details: Dr. James W. Davis, (404) 252-0301, www.drjamesdavis.com
70. The Rink at Park Tavern
The Rink at Park Tavern will be returning to Piedmont Park through Valentine’s Day 2012. Visitors of all ages can hit the ice while staying warm under Park Tavern’s heated Garden Tent. From 10:30 p.m. to midnight, the rink is only open to ages 21+.
Details: (404) 249-0001, www.parktavern.com
71. The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy, Beautiful Skin
Dr. Tony Nakhla, better known as “America’s Dermatologist,” offers up helpful tips to keep your skin looking its best in his latest book “The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy, Beautiful Skin.” $16
Details: Your local Barnes & Noble
72. Super Fro-Yo
Super Fro-Yo, a frozen yogurt packed with vitamins A and D, probiotics, dietary fiber, protein and calcium from TCBY, is the latest healthy alternative to treats high in saturated fat. It’s available in flavors like chocolate and white chocolate macadamia, fat free strawberry, and peach and mountain blackberry.
73. Dahlonega Trail Fest
The second annual Dahlonega Trail Fest will be held March 16-18, 2012. The fun filled weekend will include speakers, films, music, vendors, camping for hikers, and shuttles to Springer Mountain. Participants can enjoy a 5k trail run, canoeing, kayaking, guided hikes and more.
74. Passport (state-of-the-art media player)
Spruce up that old treadmill with something new! Johnson Health Tech’s in-home fitness treadmills feature Passport, a state-of-the-art media player that brings the sights and sounds of the world’s best running paths and hiking trails indoors. $999
75. Taste of Earth
Taste of Earth’s “Chuice” is revolutionary raw food in a bottle which is made fresh daily from fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts and seeds. Holistic wellness coach Ladell Hill developed Chuice through more than 20 years of research.
Details: Highland Bakery, (404) 586-0772, www.tasteofearth.net
76. White Oak Pastures
White Oak Pastures is a family owned and locally operated grass-fed beef producer. Beside grass-fed steaks, roasts and ground beef, they recently added organic chicken to their retail offerings.
Details: Your local Publix and Whole Foods Market, www.whiteoakpastures.com
77. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaiming Your True Nature
Martha Beck’s “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaiming Your True Nature” is the handbook for learning how to surf a tsunami of change we see all around us. Life Coach (and Oprah favorite) Martha Beck offers guidance to finding your way toward your right life in a turbulent time. $16
Details: Your local Barnes & Noble
78. Flywheel Sports
Flywheel Sports offers a unique indoor cycling experience. Amenities include theater-style seating, cycling shoe rentals for riders and the state-of-the-art TorqBoard, a proprietary technology with on-bike and in-studio displays that allow for performance tracking and in-studio competition.
79. Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails
Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails restaurant offers a menu that uses fresh produce from their garden. This restaurant has three acres of farmland where they grow the fresh vegetables that are used in dishes like the Chef’s Vegetable Plate.
Details: (770) 817-0161, www.miltonscuisine.com
80. Bad Dog Taqueria
At Bad Dog Taqueria you can enjoy fresh tortillas made daily. Gluten-free soft corn tortillas are also available. They offer chicken, fish, ground beef, fresh salads and more from locally sourced farmers.
Details: (404) 370-8822, www.baddogtaco.com
81. Coolsculpting by Zeltiq
Coolsculpting by Zeltiq can help you get healthier, younger-looking legs. This non-invasive procedure has no downtime and no needles. Using a suction applicator, this device breaks down the fat cells by extracting heat, cooling the tissue, and killing these fat cells.
82. Exhale Spa’s hammam body therapy
Detoxify your body with Exhale Spa’s hammam body therapy. The hammam is a Turkish bathing method that relaxes the body while dispensing its toxins through moist and ambient heat. The therapy starts with a warm full-body wash, followed by a two-step exfoliation scrub. $110
Details: www.exhalespa.com, (404) 720-5000
83. The Weekly Check-Up with Dr. Bruce Feinberg
The Weekly Check-Up with Dr. Bruce Feinberg addresses a wide range of topics about healthcare, from current events and healthcare policy to daily tips for better health and fitness. Brought to you by Radiotherapy Centers of Georgia, the live show airs Sundays at 3 p.m. on AM 750 and NOW 95.5 FM News/Talk WSB.
84. Numi Organic Tea
Numi Organic Tea offers a variety of health benefits including supporting healthy weight loss, naturally boosting energy and improving digestion and metabolism. They offer loose leaf tea leaves, flowering tea, tea bags and more.
Details: Whole Foods Market, www.numitea.com
85. Lunchtime Facelift
The beautiful image facial and body sculpting procedure, also known as the “Lunchtime Facelift” is a revolutionary way to safely and gently tighten and firm the skin. The procedure uses exclusively designed conducting wands that emit micro-currents which help to increase production of collagen.
Details: Hirsch-Starr Chiropractic, www.accesswellnessga.com
If you suffer from presbyopia, a condition that causes eyes to lose the ability to focus, then try emPower!™, the world’s only electronically focusing eyewear. This eyewear can turn the reading portion of the lens on and off at will.
Details: Eye Haven of Atlanta, (404) 239-0272, www.eyehaven.com, www.lifeactivated.com
87. Chung Shi
Chung Shi is a brand of footwear that offers its user an array of different benefits ranging from pain relief, improved posture, and increased circulation. A stand out, the Chung Shi Balance Step, encourages the natural rolling motion of your feet, while activating and strengthening your core muscle group.
Details: Sandy Springs Foot Solutions, (888) FIT-FOOT, www.footsolutions.com
88. De L’Age Gel Cream Mask
De L’Age Gel Cream Mask is an anti-aging mask that corrects wrinkles and firms up skin. This mask also smooths and resculpts wrinkles, fine lines and facial contours, leaving the complexion even and visibly smoother. $46
Details: www.decleorusa.com or www.nordstrom.com
89. The Dunwoody Fencing Club
Fencing is an aerobic activity that builds endurance and strength. Learn the art of fencing and have fun with classes at The Dunwoody Fencing Club. Students can take beginner, intermediate, and advanced level training, as well as private instruction.
90. The Simple Abundance
“The Simple Abundance” path, created by New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Ban Breathnach, is based on the principles of gratitude, simplicity, order, beauty, harmony and joy. She is acknowledged by Oprah Winfrey as the person who taught her about gratitude. Learn about these principals at the Simple Abundance workshop on January 7 at Authentic Beauty.
Details: (404) 849-0443, www.myimagejourney.com
91. Three Olives
Three Olives is an artisan olive oil made from three different olives that are unfiltered for optimal flavor and low acidity. The three olives included are the Arbequina olive, the Arbosana olive and the Koroneiki olive.
92. Maty’s Breathe Better Nasal Ointment
To clear the nasal passage, try using a more natural product like Maty’s Breathe Better Nasal Ointment. With ingredients like grapefruit seed extract, lemon balm and cayenne pepper, this ointment helps to promote healthier breathing. $10.99
Details: Your local Kroger, www.matyshealthyproducts.com
93. Half Baked
No time for dinner? Not a problem with the delicious oven-ready casseroles from Half Baked. If you want the work already done for you, try the lasagna de carne, homestyle chicken tetrazzini or black bean burrito bake casserole, just to name a few. They also deliver!
Details: (404)228-5836, www.halfbakedcasseroles.com
94. The SPX Fitness
The SPX Fitness workout is a Pilates-based, 50 minute, total body workout that combines strength and cardio training. The class also aims to increase muscle strength and endurance, improve flexibility and balance and strengthen the joints.
Details: Stellar Bodies, (404) 843-2663, www.stellarbodiesatl.com
95. Double Zero Napoletana
Double Zero Napoletana was named after the finest grade of flour which is used in making their unique selection of Neapolitan pizzas. Check their website for special events including pizza making classes, special dinners and more.
Details: (404) 991-3666, www.doublezeroatl.com
96. CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Endurance training is a unique strength and conditioning program that combines training techniques from various sports. It uses full body motions and specific body weight exercises ideal for people of all levels.
97. High Hampton Inn in Cashiers, North Carolina
Take a break from the stress of bustling city life and escape to High Hampton Inn in Cashiers, North Carolina. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains on 1,400 acres, the inn is surrounded by amazing foliage, waterfalls and mountain peaks. They will open for the season in April 2012.
Details: (800) 334-2551, www.highhamptoninn.com
Playing squash can burn 1020 calories an hour! That’s 17 calories a minute (or 0.283 a second), making it one of the healthiest sports in the world. The Concourse Athletic Club has a variety of squash programs and classes for beginners to advanced players, as well as private lessons, league play and more.
Details: The Concourse Athletic Club, (770) 698-2093, www.concourseclub.com
99. Primavera’s Moisturizing Refreshing Mist
Primavera’s Moisturizing Refreshing Mist provides an instant moisture boost, rejuvenating skin. This product is 100 percent organic and works to smooth dry skin while sealing in moisture. The organic cranberry extract helps protect against damage and the gemstone extract reveals a fresh layer of skin. $24
Details: Natural Body Spa, Buckhead, www.naturalbody.com, www.primaveralife.com
100. Jessica Shops Pick of the Month
Beauty & Anti-Aging
Beauty is only skin-deep but when it comes to anti-aging I still want to put my best face forward with quality treatments worth the investment. I am absolutely hooked on the Oxygen Facial and Microdermabrasion combo at Gardner Dermatology (770-952-2100, GardnerDermatology.com). I have trusted them with my skin for years and can’t get enough of the PowerPeel® microdermabrasion treatments that make my skin velvety smooth. I combine them with the Hyperbaric Oxygen Facials and definitely notice a firmer, youthful glow and rarely use foundation (friends often think I have on makeup when I don’t!).
Another brand new experience that I cannot wait to try is the Exilis treatment at Body Medical Contouring, (770-232-7755, BodyMedicalContouring.com) which uses controlled heating to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and reshape targeted fat deposits. Mention JessicaShops to receive 20 percent off any single service or package of four. Trusting my skin and body to the experts may mean a little more up front, but I find I save money on makeup, gym time and have extra cash that could be saved for that next irresistible deal I discover.
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