The Spa at Mandarin Oriental AtlantaEscape this wintery weather at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, where you can thaw out in a steam room, sauna or lap pool. Don’t miss out on one of their varied massage offerings like the Aroma Stone Massage, which uses heated stones and will warm you right up!

Details: 3376 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA, (404) 995-7500,

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Quick &  Easy Paleo Comfort FoodsLocal Atlanta residents and gym owners Julie and Charles Mayfield have taken their love of the Paleo diet and turned it into easy-to-follow recipes in their new cookbook, “Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods: 100+ Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes.” These veteran authors, who occasionally teach at Cook’s Warehouse, offer up more than 100 Paleo-approved, gluten-free recipes that are quick, easy and healthy. For a sneak peek at some of their recipes and an explanation of what following a Paleo diet can entail, check out their website at

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Institut’ DERMed‘s founder and CEO Lyn Ross is here to give you her best advice about holiday skin care.

Lyn Ross from Institut' DERMedQ: What is one way to help skin look its best for the upcoming holiday season?

A: Use an exfoliation technique to remove dead skin and allow fresh skin cells to surface, giving you a glow.

Q: What is the best way to keep skin healthy?

A: Have your skin professionally analyzed to determine the product ingredients that are targeted to your skin type and condition for twice daily home use.

Q: What is one skin care product you shouldn’t be without?

A: Every skin care regime needs to include a corrective cleanser because skin looks better when it’s clean and clear, and makeup looks better on clean skin as well!

Q: What can you add to your diet to improve your skin from the inside out?

A: OHO organic olive oil is a source of fatty acids, antioxidants and anti-inflamatory substances that are necessary for proper functioning of the skin as an organ and of its cells.

Q: What is your favorite skin care treatment for that added glow?

A: Flash peels (light enzymes or acid peels performed in less than 30 minutes) are a quick and easy way to brighten skin tone without downtime.

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Fresh Harvest organic produce deliveriesFarmers markets and select supermarkets aren’t the only places to get fresh, organic produce; now, there’s Fresh Harvest. This produce delivery company partners with local organic farms to get vegetables directly from the farm to your table, making it easier than ever to support local farmers and get great tasting, healthy food. You can customize your bin online, and it will show up at your doorstep for no delivery fee. Starts at $27


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Oli+VeStop by the newly opened Oli+Ve at Vinings Jubilee to pick up some olive oil or vinegar to add flavor to salads and other dishes. This new shop boasts products from around the world. The oils range from single varietal olive oils to fused/infused flavored oils and a selection of gourmet oils. You can also find kitchen accessories, gourmet food items and fun products from local artists.

Details: (678) 309-0909,

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Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach blendJust in time for colder weather, Grand Marnier has released a new flavor of liquor that will warm you up from the inside out and remind you of summer: Raspberry Peach. This limited edition alcohol comes from European raspberries and red peaches from southern France. The flavors are blended with the signature Grand Marnier orange essence and premium quality cognacs. $39.99


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9th annual Empowerment Event from Little Pink BookJoin other successful female business leaders from across the U.S. as they come together for the 9th annual Empowerment Event on November 12. Event-goers can participate in educational and inspiring panel discussions and networking opportunities at the InterContinental Buckhead.

Details: For more information, contact or (404) 574-5353

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Whitney Manns from WM Wardrobe ConsultingWhitney Manns, owner of WM Wardrobe Consulting, gives her fashion tips for the upcoming holiday season.

Q: How can you update your wardrobe for the holiday season?

A: Invest in a leather biker jacket. Add a touch of cobalt blue. Try wax coated jeans in a shade of oxblood or olive green.

Q: What is the one staple every wardrobe should have?

A: Ladies should own a fabulous pair of winter cognac or black boots. Gentlemen want to make sure they own a great fitting blazer or sport coat.

Q: If someone wants to make a big fashion change, what would you recommend?

A: Do something out of your norm. Ladies can add a fur vest to your normal attire, or men can throw a cable knit cardigan over a shirt and tie.

Q: What is a popular fashion trend to try this holiday season?

A: Spice up your wardrobe with leather, either with a leather shirt or a dress trimmed in leather.

Q: When all else fails, who can give you great fashion advice?

A: Reach out to a wardrobe consultant for a quick session to help you find ways to maximize what you already own by creating looks that you would never think of.

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World of Tea collection from Numi Organic TeasIf you don’t want all the calories and sugar of hot chocolate this winter, let tea warm you up instead. This month, Numi Organic Tea is launching their World of Tea Collection, featuring familiar teas like Earl Grey and Chai and more far-flung tastes like Gunpowder Green from Taiwan and Rooibos from South Africa. Wherever your taste buds lead you, the temperature will definitely be right for our area of the world. $29.99


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Sally B's Skin Yummies Lip SkinniesMade with over 98 percent organic ingredients, Lip Skinnies from local retailer Sally B’s Skin Yummies combines the soothing quality of lip balm with the color pop of a lipstick. Hydrating ingredients include organic sweet almond oil, organic mango butter, organic cocoa butter, coconut oil and vitamin E. These petroleum-free and gluten-free lip colors are great for day or night and come in several fun colors including raisin, pink roses, deep red, nutmeg spice and frosting. $9

Details: (877) 344-4537,

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