Monday, February 28, 2011

Where To Get Your Hair Done in Midtown? Tomik at Paragon Salon

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I recently asked all of you all where are your favorite places to get your hair done in Midtown Atlanta. Since living in Midtown, I have never had my hair colored or highlighted so any recommendations you all had were greatly appreciated. A lot of you all recommended Tomik at Paragon Salon right here on the Midtown Mile so I thought  I would give him a try. My appointment was on a gorgeous Saturday morning in the city and with all the windows in Paragon Salon, it was a perfect day to get my hair highlighted.

I haven't had any color in my hair for almost 3 years, so to say I was slightly nervous about getting it colored was an understatement. I definitely wanted a change and was so excited but a little bit of fear came with it too.  I sat down with Tomik and we talked for a little while about what I was looking for. And one thing I noticed off the bat was how well he listened. He really listened about how I needed a change but was scared to go too blonde at first. He did a full foil in my hair and the detail he put into everything was incredible. Seriously, no wonder he is known in Midtown for his color because his detail is amazing (not to mention he is such a sweetheart).

 I am currently OBSESSED with my color. It is the perfect color for me! I thank you all for your amazing recommendations for hair stylists in Midtown but I think I have found my go-to stylist in Tomik at Paragon Salon. I couldn't be more happy!
Tomik also does great specials to his followers on Twitter so make sure to follow him @TomikDoesMyHair to get 50% off services!
Tomik Dash
855 Peachtree Street Suite 1B
Atlanta, GA 30308

Friday, February 25, 2011

Everyone Deserves A Second Chance - Follow Up on Hollywood Tans

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So if you have read my previous posting on Hollywood Tans you might have gotten the slight inclination that I left unhappy. Well last night I decided to go back to give them a second chance. I am so glad that I did because everyone was so welcoming and helpful, and I ended up getting an awesome airbrush tan. I was very impressed with the customer service and the detail that the employees put into everything to make your experience great. This is obviously a lot shorter review than my previous one but I felt it was important to highlight this second chance since it was a lot better!

I will post a picture of my awesome airbrush tan soon! 

Hollywood Tans
950 W Peachtree St NW #275a
Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 247-7377

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mardi Ra Masquerade Ball

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Midtown Restaurant Hosts Fat Tuesday Celebration Complete with
Costume Contest and Live Drag Show on March 8

Who:                        Located in the 1010 Midtown building, RA Sushi is best known for successfully combining distinctive sushi with a trendy, hip atmosphere.  Fresh sushi is served sliced to order along with outstanding Japanese fusion cuisine in a fun, lively environment.
What:                      RA Sushi will be celebrating Mardi Gras with festive decorations, food and drink specials, a costume contest for guests and a live drag show performance by The Armorettes.  Throughout the evening, a DJ will be spinning a mix of rock and roll, hip hop and Top 40 tracks in the restaurant’s cocktail area.  There will be no cover charge for guests to attend the Mardi RA MasqueRAde Ball, and the restaurant’s kitchen will remain open until midnight. 

·         The Armorettes will be performing from 7 to 9 p.m.

·         The first place costume contest winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for RA Sushi, and the second place winner will receive a $25 RA Sushi gift certificate.

·         Drink specials for Fat Tuesday will include $5 hur“RA”canes, $3 domestic beers and $2 hot sake.  Food specials include $5 Cajun Wings and $8 Voodoo Rolls.

When:                     Tuesday, March 8
                                    7 p.m. – Close
Where:                   RA Sushi
                                    1080 Peachtree St., Suite 8
                                    Atlanta, GA 30309

Monday, February 21, 2011

Arden's Garden Opens New Location in Midtown

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Arden's Garden recently opened their new location in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Crescent Street and Peachtree Place.

"The way we make our juice reflects our beliefs about health.
First, we're purists. All our fresh juices and smoothies are made from fruits and vegetables, nothing else. No sweeteners, concentrates, purees, dairy products, or even ice.
Second, we use over 20 different fruits and vegetables to make our fresh juices and smoothies. From beta-carotene to phytochemicals scientists are continually discovering how fruits and vegetables help keep us healthy. We believe that making juice from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables maximizes these benefits.
Finally, we make all our juices and smoothies fresh every day from top-quality whole fruits and vegetables that we buy ourselves. We do not use any additives or preservatives to extend shelf life because that would sacrifice nutritional value. Therefore our juices have very short shelf lives and must be refrigerated from the moment they are made to the moment that they are consumed." - Arden Zinn

Try out Arden's Garden today!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Whiskey Park Turns Back the Clock with Topher Grace and Teresa Palmer

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Whiskey Park celebrates the era of leg warmers, wine coolers and wayfarers by throwing a bitchin’
80s bash.  The event will feature totally 80s remixes by DJ Chris Rimby, rad drink specials and a
special appearance by the stars of “Take Me Home Tonight.”

Wednesday, February 16th
Starting at 8 PM

Whiskey Park (at W Atlanta – Midtown)
188 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA

Monday, February 7, 2011

What's Happening This Month at RiRa Irish Pub?

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Happy Hour at RiRa Irish Pub is from 4-7pm. Try the RiRa Beer Paddle with 4 beer samples!

Delicious tender braised ribs, served in a rich Guinness stock with a selection of roast winter vegetables, they are truly tender and totally delicious. Then to put a little kick on your plate we add a spicy horseradish potato cake, served crisped to perfection.

Bushmills Irish Coffee
RiRa's Irish Coffees are made with our very own French Press coffee and Bushmills Irish Whiskey, the oldest Whiskey distillers in the world. If you need a little warmer come in and see Rira and they will put the kettle on. Offer runs to the end of February.

Rugby Six Nations Championship
See the big games LIVE at Ri Ra.

France vs Scotland
Saturday, February 5th at 11.30 am ET

Scotland vs Wales
Saturday, February 12th at 11.30 am ET

England vs France
Saturday, February 26th at 11.30 am ET

England vs Scotland
Sunday, March 13th at 10.30 am ET

Ireland vs England
Saturday, March 19th at 12.30 pm ET

Say Goodbye to 2010 and Hello To 2011 With Concentrics Restaurants!

Ring In Valentine's Day at Whiskey Park With The Sweet Tart Specialty Cocktail

Celebrations call for champagne! Ring in Valentine’s Day – whether you love or loathe it – with Gerber Group’s new specialty champagne cocktail, the Sweet Tart. Pink, fun and festive, this delectable cocktail is perfect for seducing your Valentine, cheers-ing with friends or flirting with the bartender. Indulge in the Sweet Tart with your beau or with your single ladies, and celebrate with this sinfully delicious cocktail that will have you falling in love at first sip. (I was lucky enough to taste one  last week and it is simply delicious!)

Make it at home with the below recipe or celebrate the occasion with the Sweet Tart, available at Whiskey Park (inside W Atlanta – Midtown) and Whiskey Blue (on the rooftop of W Atlanta – Buckhead).

In a Shaker Glass Add:
1 ½ oz. Stoli Raspberry
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 bar spoon full of Strawberry Jam
Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Fill the rest with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Atlanta Bocce League at Piedmont Park - Spring Season

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Sign up now for the Spring season of the Atlanta Bocce League at Piedmont Park! Games will be played this season on Tuesday nights, starting March 15th, at 6:30pm. Sign up here!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Who Is The Liar Now Hollywood Tans?

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So a couple weeks ago I was lucky and blessed enough to win a free airbrush tan from Hollywood Tans on Twitter. I emailed them and received a confirmation email that my technician would be in contact with me soon. Not long after I received a call from Tracy, my "technician".  I missed her first call since I was working, got her voicemail and preceeded to call her back to schedule my appointment....

Now, let me stop here and tell you about today, the day I scheduled my airbrush. I drove over to Hollywood Tans in pouring down rain for my free airbrush and boy was I excited. When I got there, Tracy was no where to be seen. I waited.... and waited... and waited.... and about 20 minutes after I kind of got the point she wasn't coming in (despite the front desk girls assuring me she was just in traffic). Now here is where I tell you, I wasn't even that mad. I even felt bad for the girls at the front for having to deal with this mix up. I was sure she probably was in a lot of traffic, or at worst, just forgot. No big deal. I even asked if I could just do a regular spray tan instead since I had purposely scheduled this airbrush for today because I have events to attend all weekend....

No big deal, I didn't get to tan. I could have cared less especially since it was a gift in the first place...... but then Tracy was on the phone with the front desk girl and preceeded to call me a LIAR and that she had never even spoken to me... now we have a problem...

So Hollywood Tans, apparently believing Tracy when she said I lied, would only let me get a spray tan for 40% off. Considering I am a member, 40% off my membership price for a spray tan is not so bad. But no, I wouldn't have my membership honored, I would only get 40% off FULL PRICE. Are you kidding me?? What happened to customer service? YOUR "technician" never showed up... I was there on time.

So Hollywood Tans, since apparently you think I lied, how would I know all this then?
1) All the procedures of the airbrush spray tan (especially when I have never had one before). This was explained to me by Tracy on the phone.
2) I originally asked her for a Wednesday airbrush but she told me she didn't work Wednesdays, which left me doing a Thursday.
3) When I felt bad about her having to come in on a Thursday when she wouldn't normally be there, she said that it was ok because she lived in the area.
4) I asked her if 5:00pm was ok and SHE told me 5:30 to make sure I could get there in time from my work.
5) Call records on my phone showing me calling her back and the call log being almost 7 minutes of talking. (but according to Tracy we never talked... hahahaha)

I hate having to write this. I have writing upsetting reviews especially when someone personally insults me. I pride myself on my honesty and my word and I would have thought, Hollywood Tans, that you would have prided yourself on customer service.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February Events at The Fox Theatre

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Saturday February 5th
Robert Plant and The Band of Joy
Showtime: 8:00pm
Ticket prices: $40.00 - $80.00

Tuesday February 8th
2011 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story
Showtime: 7:30pm - Opening Night for Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Ticket prices: $12.00 - General Admission
VIP Tickets $100.00

February 10-13th
Alven Ailey - American Dance Theatre
Performing Three Black Kings, Cry, The Hunt, Film, Revelations
Showtime: 7:30pm
Ticket prices: $20.00 - $50.00

February 14th
Widespread Panic
Showtimes: 7:30pm
Ticket prices: $50.00

February 23rd and 24th
Celtic Woman: Songs From The Heart - Live in ConcertShowtime: 7:30pm
Ticket prices: $37.00 & $72.00

Friday February 25th
John Prine & Old Crow Medicine Show
Showtime: 8:00pm
Ticket prices: $39.50 - $59.50

Saturday February 26th
George Lopez
Showtime: 8:00pm
Ticket prices: $39.50 - $59.50

Sunday February 27th
John Mellencamp- No Better Than This TourShowtime: 6:30pm - 6:45 Film / 8:30 Concert
Ticket prices: $46.50 - $130.00

Tango Buenos AiresShowtime: 8:00pm
Ticket prices: $40.00 - $60.00

All Tickets Can Be Purchased Online HERE or at The Box Office.
The Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 881-2100

Half-Priced Thursdays at High Museum of Art

Enjoy half-price admission every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Available online.

1280 Peachtree Street, Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4444
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