Live your best life…who doesn’t want to do that? This month the queen of creating awareness around this very topic, Oprah, will be in Atlanta. If you are one of 5,500 people who have a ticket, you are very lucky. It was sold out well before the printing of this publication. If you don’t have a ticket, you are still in luck because there will be live blog updates, behind-the-scenes photos and even more surprises! Head over to www.bestselfconnect.com and click on the O You! slide for the latest updates on this amazing event. And Best Self Atlanta Magazine is thrilled to be there! This issue will be in every participant’s gift bag.
My Best List
Bling on a Budget
Who doesn’t love this? These Austrian crystal earrings add great sparkle and come in a variety of colors. I like them for two reasons: they fit flat against your pierced ear (no heavy setting that makes them pull away from the ear) so they look great and they cost $6.99 a pair so when you lose one, which happens…no stress involved. They come in a variety of colors, too! Find them at the check-out at Sally’s Beauty Supply.
Details: 4920 Roswell Road Ste. 18, Atlanta, GA 30342, (404) 256-6374, www.sallybeauty.com
I am very picky about my running shorts. Not so much how they look, but how they feel. These Nike dry-fit, mesh shorts are light-weight, super cool (temperature) and extremely comfortable. They do not have built-in underwear (I don’t like that feature in shorts). They are practical, comfortable, affordable and come in lots of fun colors. And they must look pretty cool because my 18-year-old daughter is constantly stealing them from me.
Details: $19.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Stock #375833
Annie’s Thai Castle
Owned by a wonderful woman, mother and entrepreneur, Annie offers up fresh, delicious, healthy Thai cuisine. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I especially enjoy the number 12 mixed veggies with rice, chicken larb and beef salad. Also, the coconut soup is “therapy in a bowl,” especially on a cold, rainy day.
Details: 3195 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, (404) 264-9546. Open Tuesday – Sunday.
These camis are a must-have staple to your wardrobe. They are so versatile and work with almost any outfit. They come in basic colors, provide gentle support and are extra long so they don’t ride up.
Details: $18, Available at Fab’rik at Shops Around Lenox,
Staff Pick: Nicole Harmon, Events & Social Media Coordinator
Bella Italia Restaurant
This restaurant has been a favorite of mine and a group of girlfriends since last summer. I’ve been on the hunt for great tasting whole-wheat pasta and pizza crust, and have yet to find it until Bella Italia. With an adorable patio, healthy options and $3 wine night on Thursdays, what’s not to love?
Details: 880 Marietta Highway, Roswell, GA 30075, (770) 640-8000,