Christmas Tree Farms Just Outside the City

Amber Randhawa Interior Decorating, What's Happening Around Atlanta

We know the decision about whether to decorate for Christmas before or after Thanksgiving can be a bit controversial for those who celebrate this December holiday. Some people prefer to wait until after the turkey leftovers are cleared out before getting started, while others barely take down the Halloween decor before throwing up a tree. Even if you prefer to …

How Atlanta’s Neighborhoods Got Their Names

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

What’s in a name? For many of Altana’s in-town neighborhoods, the name origins are relatively easy to decipher. Most towns came to be known by the name of their founders, such as Inman Park named for early cotton merchant Samuel Martin Inman or Ansley Park which took the name of rail and real estate magnet Edwin P. Ansley. The names …

A New Way to Support Atlanta’s Black Owned Businesses

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

A new food delivery service is launching in Atlanta this week! Black and Mobile, founded by a 25-year-old entrepreneur in Philadelphia, is making its way to our city with a scheduled launch on Tuesday, July 21st. The app works like other food delivery services, and specifically connects you with black owned restaurants within your local community. Restaurants that have signed …

Slingin’ Wings Festival

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

Originally scheduled for this past spring, the Slingin’ Wings Festival is on for its rescheduled date of August 15th. Social distancing and enhanced safety precautions will be in effect, such as limited capacity compared to prior years and disposable masks available at the gates for anyone who forgets to bring their own. Restaurants from all over the city will converge on …

Cocktails in the Garden

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

Due to the brief closure of the Atlanta Botanical Garden earlier this year, the popular Cocktails in the Garden event has now been extended through September. The event takes place each Tuesday – Sunday evening from 5pm – 9 pm, with the last timed entry allowed at 8:30 pm. You can enjoy specialty cocktails while strolling the gardens and exploring Alice’s …

Best of Atlanta’s Farmers Markets

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

Now more than ever, Atlantans love their local farmers markets. Purchasing from local farmers, artisans and vendors has become even more important to many of us lately as we strive to support small businesses and our local economies in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. As part as their annual Best of Atlanta series, the AJC has released this year’s winners …

First Time Home Buyers Love Atlanta

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Real Estate Trends

The real estate market has changed a bit during the Coronavirus pandemic, and in many cities, Atlanta included, sales have slowed somewhat. In good news for sellers however, home prices have continued their steady rise. Even so, the personal finance website WalletHub has found that Atlanta still ranks among the best locations for first time home buyers. To determine what …