’Tis the season.
Fashionable Notes Beach Bags
What: Designer Aubrey Lenyard’s ecofriendly jute totes ($38 each) have removable leather handles and come in fun summertime hues, like red and teal.
Why: They say it like it is.
When: You make a break for the coast.
Where: Online at fashionablenotes.com.
Sol Deck at the Meliá Atlanta Hotel
What: The city goes resorty with the long-awaited rooftop lounge atop the first Meliá hotel in the country (cabana boys not included).
Why: Anyone can reserve a poolside cabana for a mere $150 (groups up to eight), which includes a bottle of bubbly.
When: Sol Deck, daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (with a reservation). Pool bar, Tues.-Sun., 6-11 p.m. (no cabana required).
Where: 590 W. Peachtree St., Downtown (404-877-9000).
4th & Swift Third Anniversary Dinner
What: A three-course menu ($50) of chef Jay Swift and team’s favorite dishes since opening.
Why: Order the cantaloupe and honeydew melon salad, wood-grilled swordfish with shaved fennel and caperberry salad, or Valrhona Manjari chocolate crémeux if you missed them the first time around.
When: Tonight, 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 621 North Ave., Old Fourth Ward. Reservations (required) to 678-904-0160.
D.B.A. Barbecue’s Picnic Baskets
What: Summer gatherings made easy with to-go meals (pork, sauce, buns, slaw, baked beans, tater salad, beverages) that feed four for $50.
Why: Now you have extra time to make fruit cocktails.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 1190 N. Highland Ave., ste. b, Virginia Highland (404-249-5000).
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