Keep your sunny season going right with these summer-forward activities.
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Southern Ground: Reclaiming Flavor Through Stone-Milled Flour (Ten Speed Press) is author Jennifer Lapidus’ love letter to an artisanal baking necessity: flour, specifically stone-milled. The tome highlights the extraordinary taste, texture and depth provided by stone-milled flour. With the continued use of the superior ingredient, bakers can begin to stray from industrial commodity flours to create more sustainable and elevated goods. Read away as Lapidus takes you on a tour of several Southern craft bakeries while featuring over 75 rich, grain-forward recipes—and taste her flour at Atlanta local favorites Little Tart Bakeshop, Osono Bread and Evergreen Butcher + Baker.
SPRAISE Almond Body Vow is made of plant-based ingredients like almond, avocado and coconut oils. PHOTO COURTESY OF: SPRAISE
After an extensive struggle with eczema, sensitive skin and the like, founder and Atlantan Dominique Boseman discovered a remedy: SPRAISE (spraise.com). The Black-owned, Atlanta-based vegan bodycare line continues to turn heads with the virtual expansion of its three collections. Nordstrom (nordstrom.com) now offers 12 decadent products from SPRAISE’s Almond, Coco Mango and Lavender collections online. For buttery-soft skin and a luxurious experience in the comfort of your own home, try the Coco Mango Scrub Devotion or the bestselling Almond Body Vow.
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Who says a trip to the dog park has to be a chore? Come late 2021, the Upper Westside is set to be the third Atlanta location of Fetch Park. The dog park-bar will be joining the spectrum of tenants at The Works, featuring many amenities including a full-service bar, mud-free field turf, cooling stations, shaded seating, Wi-fiand several ultrabright outdoor televisions. To ensure the safety of all attendees—human and furry friends alike—Fetch’s Bark Rangers maintain the grounds, along with required proof of necessary vaccinations, spaying or neutering, and a signed liability waiver. 1295 Chattahoochee Ave. NW, fetchpark.com
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We’ve all fallen victim to stubborn cellulite and bumps that won’t dissipate no matter how many times a week you exercise. Don’t let your summer get away from you without a visit to Dr. John Connors and Dr. Alexandra Hart at Plastic Surgery Group of Atlanta for a solution to your bikini woes. Using QWO, the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical cellulite treatment, Dr. Connors can provide treatment in 10 minutes or less. While there is bruising, some see results as quickly as 10 days. It is believed that QWO breaks down the buildup of collagen in the fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells and stimulating the growth of new collagen, leaving your problem areas smooth and ready for summer. 755 Mount Vernon Highway NE, Ste. 250, plasticsurgerygroupatl.com
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Everyone’s favorite health-conscious eatery, Flower Child, debuted a third location in the hip Westside Provisions District May 11. Nosh on tried-and-true dishes from the made-from-scratch menu on the sunny outdoor patio, best washed down with the varied selection of local beers, organic wines and kombucha. Also of note is the brand-new Game Dre Meal curated by Atlanta Hawks star De’Andre Hunter featuring a few of his faves: salmon with red chile, glazed sweet potatoes and gluten-free mac and cheese, sold at all locations. Score! 1170 Howell Mill Road, Ste. C, iamaflowerchild.com
Australian Matthew Ebden in action PHOTO BY ALEX SMITH/TRUSIT ATLANTA
“The Truist Atlanta Open is back!” says tournament director Eddie Gonzalez. And it is, indeed, scheduled for July 24 through Aug. 1 at Atlantic Station. The excitement around this annual event is now more elevated than ever, with former University of Georgia All-American and ATP top 10 John Isner back to claim his sixth Atlanta title. Expect the best singles and doubles draw in the event’s history as well as the women’s Sunday Showdown with two former US Open champs, Kim Clijsters and Sloane Stephens, battling it out in the opening night exhibition match. 1371 Market St. NW, atlantaopentennis.com