Buford Highway Farmers Market – This was one of the most unique and mind-blowing experiences I’ve had in a while. Imagine a building the size of Costco (maybe bigger) filled with food from all over the world. The Buford Highway Farmers Market is a great way for anyone to realize all of the beautiful, fresh, healthy, exciting foods options available to us at affordable prices. You just need an open mind and an adventurous spirit. With that said, this is a great place to start your healthy food journey. Specializing in the exotic, this market sells foods from places, including Central and South America, West Africa, Japan, Eastern Europe and more. Find authentic international cuisine without leaving Atlanta!
Details: 5600 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA, (770) 445-0770, www.aofwc.com
Steve’s Live Music – Every now and again something special comes along that is just the right thing at the right time. An obscure little house in the historic district of Sandy Springs has now become just that place. Steve’s Live Music embodies an entrepreneurial spirit. It was started by a husband and wife team with backgrounds in teaching school and financial planning. Steve’s offers an intimate listening room (120 seats), which showcases local and national songwriters and musicians. Inspired by Eddie’s Attic and the Red Light Cafe, Steve’s adds to the music scene in Atlanta. Tapas (veggies and fish) and refreshments (full bar) are available in a smoke free environment- check out the menu for more details. I went last Friday night with my girlfriend Verdery and it was great. Something about this place just felt like a modern speakeasy, where people can go and forget about the outside pressures of the day. I loved it and will go back again.
Inner Smile Relaxation Workshop – Did you know it takes less than two minutes to tap into your inner smile? I think we can all relate to why this is a good tool to have in our emotion control arsenal. The entire workshop is about 30 minutes. Leslie Clayton of Body Awareness Studio will guide you through the subtle exercises that calm your mind and bring your smile into your consciousness.
Details: 5549 Roswell Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, (404) 252-7550, www.bodyawarenessstudio.com