Lanier Islands Sunset Cove - BSA July 2016

Summertime brings lazy days made for fun and adventure, so why wait until the weekend to make a splash? Located inside Lanier Islands’ LanierWorld, Lake Lanier’s Sunset Cove is making every day of the week a day to celebrate.

Masterpiece Mondays: A team of artists from Masterpiece Mixers leads this spin on popular sip-n-paint classes. Take in scenic views while creating your own masterpiece with step-by-step painting instruction—for artists of all abilities.

Volleyball Tuesdays: Snag a spot on the sand and put your volleyball skills to the test at pick-up games that are as fun to watch as they are to play.

Wine Wednesdays: New this year, this class teaches techniques for pairing delicious food and wines.

Throwback Thursdays: Catch a movie under the stars on the 50’ x 80’ high-definition Spectacular Screen. Enjoy classic flicks, such as “Grease,” the original “Ghostbusters,” “Field of Dreams” and more.

Low Country Boil Fridays: Lounge lakeside to feast on this coastal classic—steaming shrimp, sausage, red potatoes and corn on the cob.

Along with weekly events, the fun at Sunset Cove doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Stick around after dark to enjoy Full Moon Parties, featuring jugglers, fire breathers, glow-in-the-dark fun and live music on August 20, September 17 and October 15.


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Nyssa Green - BSA July 2016Pnk Digger lip pigments are a favorite among the city’s top makeup artists and beauty addicts. Simply put, lip pigments are an intense lipstick, which means that a little goes a long way! The product line was founded and created by local pro Stephanie Bennet, who makes—yes, literally makes—each batch to ensure it’s of the highest quality. The vegan pigments contain no petroleum or parabens, and each collection is filled with colors as unique as their names.


Pnk Digger - BSA July 2016The Atlanta collection is by far the most popular, featuring colors named after different neighborhoods, like Peachtree Street, Lenox Road (the BEST pink) and Northside Drive. At less than $8, these are a must for every Atlanta girl!






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Chloe's Pops - BSA July 2016


Fruit, water and a bit of cane sugar—that’s all there is in Chloe’s™ Soft Serve Fruit Pops. Blended to a creamy consistency, the fruit mixture (similar to soft-serve ice cream) is poured into popsicle molds and frozen. At only 60 calories per pop, these fruit-on-a-stick treats offer a healthy way to beat the summer heat and satisfy that sweet tooth at the same time. Chloe’s can now be spotted in
Costco and Kroger stores throughout Atlanta.


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Same But Different - Shcolastic Press - BSA July 2016


Actress, national autism spokesperson and author of the award-winning children’s book My Brother Charlie, Holly Robinson Peete has released a new book entitled Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express. Her second book delves into the difficulties faced by autistic teens as they take on adolescent challenges that stretch beyond dates, parties and proms. In this thought-provoking read, Peete’s own teenagers, Ryan Elizabeth and her twin brother, Rodney, who has autism, share their experiences with issues related to autism that are often overlooked.


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Sketch Town - teamLab - BSA July 2016

An art exhibition like no other lights up at Mall of Georgia. TeamLab Future Park, a Japanese art collective, presents a digital playground with seven immersive installations, including Sketch Aquarium, Hopscotch for Geniuses, Light Ball Orchestra and more. Through light, sound, video and virtual-reality environments, children interact to create their own visual masterpiece.

Details: 3333 Buford Dr., NE, Buford, GA 30519;

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Eyelashes - Jessica Shops - BSA July 2016

Buckhead Lash Studio is one of Atlanta’s most luxurious—lash extensions are all they do, ensuring that their clients get the highest-quality applications. Their lash extensions are semi-permanent and attached individually using a surgical-grade adhesive that will last until your own lashes shed naturally. Customize your lashes with various length, thickness and curl combinations. Mention JessicaShops and save $20 on a set of full lashes when you schedule your appointment, or use the “Special Requests” section when booking online. This exclusive offer is valid through the end of July 2016.

Details: 3872 Roswell Rd., NE, Ste. A-3 Atlanta, GA 30342,

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Raquel Souza

Raquel Souza


Sandy Springs just got a little sweeter with the opening of Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio. Sweet Peach founder and Brazilian sugaring expert Raquel Souza is known for her painless and detailed hair-removal technique. The new studio is the third location the Atlanta-based wax and sugar studio has opened in the past four years.

Details: 206 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste. A,
Sandy Springs, GA 30328;

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GetMyBoat - BSA July 2016Wishing you could float away on your own vessel this summer, even if just for a day? Try “borrowing” a boat. GetMyBoat (GMB) brings boat owners and renters together through a website and app. Local boat owners can list their fishing boat, sailboat, kayak or yacht for renters nearby to rent for the day. GMB can even help arrange activities for all ages, like kayaking day trips, wakeboarding, fishing expeditions, white-water rafting and sailing. Ships ahoy, mateys!

Details: Rentals start at $40,

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The best fitness advice around town! 

Courtesy of Catherine Luciano - Concourse Athletic Club

Catherine Luciano, personal training manager at Concourse Athletic Club, answers a reader’s question about toning glutes.

 Q: I work out regularly and do my squats and lunges, but I can’t seem to lift and tighten my glutes. What do you recommend?

A: A key ingredient that is missing from many workout routines is 3D training. Our body, especially the hip, was designed for multi-directional movement. We must include training in all planes of motion—such as rotational step-ups, side-to-side shifting patterns, lateral lunges and curtsy-type lunges. The muscle will respond best when it is fully lengthened and then shortened.

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Tennis Racquets - BB&T Atlanta Open - BSA July 2016

The BB&T Atlanta Open takes center court at Atlantic Station July 30–August 7. This year’s event features the highly anticipated Olympic gold-medal rematch between Andre Agassi and Sergi Bruguera. Tennis fans can relive the 1996 excitement on July 31 as the two show some “love” to the game.


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