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On May 4,come meet the 2016 Over 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board, and ask these esteemed panel of experts your questions. Mingle with past Over 40 & Fabulous! winners while enjoying light bites and beverages. For more details, head to our website and signup for our newsletter to receive your invitation.

Details: bestselfatlanta.com

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For nearly two years the directors at Bob Steele Salon have worked to discover the best agave hair treatment that offers optimal smoothing results without the use of toxic chemicals such as formaldehydes or encapsulated aldehydes. This research lead them to the Bio Ionic Agave Smoothing Treatment™ , which protects frizzy, damaged hair with amino acids and sugar. A single treatment will leave your locks lusciously frizz free for three to four months.

Details: bobsteele.com

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Ever take a look at the ingredient label on your chewing gum? Made you look, didn’t we? There you’ll find artificial flavors, preservatives, plastic and aspartame. Maybe not the best way to freshen your breath. With only six natural ingredients, Simply Gum ($2.19) offers a healthy chewing option for gum lovers in flavors such as mint, cinnamon, maple and ginger. Plus this gum is biodegradable! Just imagine a city without old gum dotting the sidewalk!

Details: simplygum.com

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It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep can do wonders for your health, but sometimes slipping into our nightly slumber can be harder than we anticipate. Now you can drift off to the sounds of your favorite soothing tunes with The 1 Voice Bluetooth Sleep Headphones ($49). Featuring a velvet eye mask with built-in headphones, the 1 Voice allows you to stream music via Bluetooth from your smartphone or MP3 player. An extra layer of memory foam means you’ll never feel the headphones, even if you choose to sleep on your side.

Details: 1voicenyc.com

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Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities will unravel this March 3 – May 8 under the signature blue and yellow big top at Atlantic Station. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed and the world is literally turned upside down. Use the link below for discount tickets to  Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities and get two tickets for as low as $99.

Details: http://cirk.me/1XikRuQ, jessicashops.com 

*This offer is valid on select show dates and times while supplies last.

 

 

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The Atlanta Science Festival encourages little ones to explore the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) world through hands-on activities and demonstrations. From March 19 through 26, join the celebration honoring achievements and advances in science and technology within the local community. The festival’s grand finale presents the Exploration Expo on March 26, including more than 100 interactive exhibits and a variety of science-centered performances.

Details: atlantasciencefestival.org

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Easter is right around the corner! Celebrate the holiday at these egg-cellent restaurants around metro Atlanta.

Ecco

Ecco is open once a year for brunch – on Easter! Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity featuring a curated assortment of cured meats, cheeses, shared plates, appetizers, wood-fired pizzas, pastas and more to celebrate the special holiday. Click here to view the full menu, and please call 404.347.9555 for reservations.

La Tavola

Italians do everything better, including brunch! Head to the Highlands on Easter for the restaurant’s award winning brunch menu, featuring poached eggs bruschetta, eggs with polenta and Applewood smoked bacon, house-made cannolis and more.

Lure

Join Lure for an Easter bunch “by the sea” with a three course prix fixe brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for $30 per person. Menu items include Lure brunch favorites including English muffin with smoked whitefish and poached eggs, quiche with local veggies, seared scallops with butternut squash and apple cider griddlecake, and more. To view the full menu and make reservations, please click here.

Shake Shack

In celebration of Easter, Shake Shack will offer an Easter Egg concrete, featuring vanilla custard, Mast Brothers buttermilk chocolate and salted caramel sauce, between Friday, March 25, and Sunday, March 27. Hunt for a gold sticker under your Easter Egg concrete cup for a chance to find a gold sticker and win prizes.

 

South City Kitchen Midtown/Vinings

South City Kitchen Midtown and South City Kitchen Vinings will each offer a three course prix fixe Easter brunch menu featuring South City favorites and new exciting flavors. Available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at both locations, the menu is $35 per person and $17.50 for children under 12, plus tax and gratuity. Menu items include old Charleston she crab soup, smoked brisket benedict, Springer Mountain Farms fried chicken and more. For more information and tomake reservations, click here (Midtown) and here (Vinings).

 

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The Atlanta Dogwood Festival plans to make this, its 80th year, its best yet. From April 8 through 10, the festival kickstarts spring by welcoming thousands of visitors to browse creations from nearly 300 fine artists, take part in the Atlanta Dogwood Festival Mimosa 5K, enjoy entertainment from around the world on the International Stage, explore everyday green living techniques at the eco village and more. The popular Disc Dog Southern Nationals competition returns as well, featuring joyfully jumping canines inspiring a playful spirit in all of us.

Details: dogwood.org

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These days living gluten-free doesn’t have to mean a life without bread, pasta or wine. These Atlanta restaurants will make your keep your taste buds and your stomach happy.

Want to know more about gluten and if you should be living free? Read our Q&A with board certified gastroenterologist Anna Longacre MD, of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates here.

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Brezza Cucina

Gluten-free foodies can indulge in Italian dishes such as owner, Jonathan Waxman’s famous JW Chicken, or their ever popular Roasted Chicken Salad, with arugula, avocado, soft egg, prosciutto and of course – parmesan. There’s no skimping on dessert at Brezza either, diners can curb their sweet tooth with a sweet “dolci” like gelato than comes in a variety of flavors such as vanilla bean, stracciatella, espressio and maple apple pie.

Details: brezzacucina.com

 

 

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Blue Moon Pizza

Pizza cravings cramped by the content of regular crust? Blue Moon Pizza tosses your troubles with their gluten-free menu, bringing pizza, cheesy bread and bruschetta back to your plate.

Details: bluemoonpizza.com

 

Alma Cocina

Enjoy a fiesta of Mexican delicacies that won’t fire up your stomach at Alma Cocina. Choose appetizers like butternut squash guacamole and pork pibil tamales, then indulge in main dishes such as masa-fried shrimp tacos with pear and plum salsa, chile morita mayo, shrimp chorizo and avocado mousse.

Details: alma-atlanta.com

 

True Food Kitchen

The mission of True Food Kitchen is to create an entire menu of healthy cuisine, and gluten-free options get the gourmet treatment here. Start with the roasted vegetable board or a chopped salad and try decadent entrees like Moroccan chicken or turkey lasagna—yes, gluten-free lasagna!

Details: truefoodkitchen.com

 

 

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Your massage dreams have just come true. Soothe, a massage-on-demand service, have launched in Atlanta. Take your pick of a Swedish, sports, couples or pre-natal massage; with the tap of a finger on your iOS or Andriod device, welcome a licensed, certified massage therapist to your door — at home or at work. Treatment lengths include 60, 90 and 120 minutes and are available from 8 a.m. to midnight, with as little as 60 minutes of advance notice. Starting at $99, the fixed fees also include tax and gratuity, taking the stress out of the payment process as well.

Details: soothe.com 

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