sared thread yoga - carlina mugliaAs rewarding as a regular yoga routine can be, making it to the studio isn’t always feasible. Whether it’s an early morning session at home or a quick practice on vacation, {sacred} thread yoga studio’s new online platform offers 45- and 60-minute classes you can take anywhere. The Old Fourth Ward and East Atlanta-based studio also provides online tutorials for poses.

Details: SacredThreadYoga.com

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Chef MichaelFour Seasons Hotel Atlanta executive chef Michael Patria is back with another easy and healthy recipe. As chef Patria embarks on a weight loss journey this summer, each month he’s sharing a nutritious recipe that he’s been loving lately.

“This dish is one of my new favorites because it’s seasonal and satisfying. The pasta only has about 480 calories, so I don’t feel overindulgent when I have a craving for pasta,” says Patria.

Ingredients

4 ounces of high quality, fresh campanelle

1 quarter zucchini, cut into half moons

1 quarter summer squash, seeded and peeled into ribbons (using vegetable peeler)

1 quarter cup fresh, roasted corn

1 tablespoon mascarpone

5 ounces pasta cooking water

1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

1/2 teaspoon lime zest

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 orange zest

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 squash blossoms

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Bar Margot CampanelleProcedure

Place pasta in boiling pot of salted water and cook until desired doneness.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil on medium heat in a medium sauté pan.

Add zucchini and allow to brown on one side.

Flip zucchini and add garlic. Cook until garlic is golden.

Add corn and squash ribbons along with pasta water and mascarpone. Once mascarpone is halfway melted, add citrus zest and continue to reduce the liquid until it is of sauce consistency.

Add cooked pasta, chopped tarragon and season with salt and pepper.

Toss until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Garnish with squash blossoms and additional picked tarragon if so desired.

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SparrowHawk Studio, photography by Heidi Geldhauser

 

From the mastermind behind Aviary Beauty + Wellness Collective, Amy Leavell Bransford (right), comes SparrowHawk Studio, an elevated traditional and cosmetic tattooing experience. Amy, an esthetician of 14 years, opened the all-women-staffed space as a hub for independent artists. Expect to see local artwork and more.

Details: 659 Auburn Ave. NE., Atlanta; SparrowHawkAtl.com

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Dog TrainingMake a difference in the life of an adoptable dog by volunteering with the
No Dog Left Behind project and Doggie Harmony Rescue. By acting as a handler during a weekday or weekend training session with Frogs to Dogs, you’ll help pups learn to socialize and strengthen their trust in their two-legged friends. Your support will get them ready for their forever home.

Details: 129 Lake St., Avondale Estates; Facebook.com/NoDogLeft

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Wander Wet BagsFrom soaked swimsuits to sweaty yoga gear, Wander Wet Bags™ are an eco-friendly and water-resistant option to keep your damp gear tucked away. The cotton totes come with a food-safe grade polyurethane laminate interior lining and are available in four sizes. Peruse adorable patterns like this Wear a Crown in Pineapple sac from the Island Days Collection at EcoHome Atlanta.

Details: 2385 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta; WanderWetBags.com

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EliteConciergeGroup
Make time for self-care with the help of Miyosha Biggs. The Atlanta transplant launched Elite Concierge Group LLC to save busy bees from running errands, tidying tasks, and more. Her personal assistance and lifestyle management company can aid with home organizing, minimal home cleaning, and anything else that can lighten the to-do list load for everyone from CEOs to single parents.
Details: EliteConciergeGroup.com
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couples massage

 

Leave stress behind without leaving town. The Couples Retreat at Mandarin Oriental includes a private suite where you will enjoy luxurious full-body exfoliation and massage, customized facials, and more.

Details: 3376 Peachtree Rd. NE. MandarinOriental.com

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Chef MichaelFour Seasons Hotel Atlanta Executive Chef Michael Patria is back with another easy and healthy recipe. As Chef Patria embarks on a weight loss journey this summer, each month he’s sharing a nutritious recipe that he’s been loving lately.

“This dish is incredibly simple to prepare but packs a punch of flavor. I love that it incorporates so many of the bright flavors of summer and keeps me full throughout the day,” says Patria.

 

 

 

Ingredients

1/2 local Georgia peach (I prefer peaches from Pearson Farm)
1/4 Brandywine heirloom tomato
1/4 Green Zebra heirloom tomato
1/4 Cherry Heirloom tomato
4 ounces fresh milk burrata
Fresh basil (to taste)
Balsamic pearls (or if not available, a nice aged balsamic vinegar)
Sea salt to taste

Grilled Peach and Heirloom Tomato Caprese

 

Procedure

Cut peaches into wedges and grill until desired char is achieved.
Cut tomatoes into wedges.
Cut burrata in half.
Assemble on a plate and garnish with basil and balsamic vinegar.
Finish with a sprinkle of sea salt.

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Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

Bring the whole family to Wills Park to bask in a celebratory Independence Day pyrotechnics display. You’ll see why this Fireworks Extravaganza draws a larger crowd each year. Kicking off at dusk on July 4, kiddos will be able to enjoy snacks and drinks from vendors, while Mom and Dad jam out to classic rock tunes.

Details: 1825 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta. Alpharetta.Ga.us

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Happy Girl Glow BoxGet all-natural goodies delivered to your door with the Happy Girl Glow “Glow Essentials Box.” Created by the Atlanta mompreneur and blogger Shae Sterling, of HappyGirlGlow.com, the subscription box sends eco-chic gems like Seventh Generation™ Free & Clear Pantiliners to you every three months. Inside the latest box look for Raeka Turmeric Peel Off Mask and Roses N Rosé Lip Scrub.
Details: $40, HappyGirlGlow.com

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