The Weekend Guide


Give it a dry.

What: Whether gorgeous means beachy, romantic, or sleek, get the blowout of your choice (Straight-Up, Mai Tai, Southern Comfort, Cosmopolitan, Manhattan) for $35 at the L.A.-based chain.
Why: Marble bars, soft chairs, gourmet snacks, chick flicks on rotation, and a custom playlist enhance the experience.
When: Mon.-Wed., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 102 W. Paces Ferry Rd., ste. b, Buckhead (404-382-5310).

Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant
A new watering hole with an impressive wine list (more than 35 by the glass) and Spanish-influenced fare (spiced beef and chicken empanadas, churrasco, paella).
Why: The “you could stay here forever” vibe with late-night hours and menu.
When: Sun.-Wed., 5 p.m.-midnight; Thurs.-Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 240 N. Highland Ave., Inman Park (404-589-1010).

Pampered Nail and Body Spa

What: The ecofriendly oasis uses organic skin care line Iwi Fresh’s luxurious, made-from-scratch products for its facials, massages, peels, and more. Plus, customize a mani/pedi with ingredients like zesty lime or peppermint patty (pumpkin arrives Nov. 1).
Why: Thru Dec. 31, DC readers get 15 percent off all services. Mention “respect the fresh” when booking (one-time use only).
When: Tues.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 341 Nelson St., Castleberry Hill (404-478-9379).

Ocean Prime
What: Buckhead’s posh new spot for surf, turf, and lick-the-bowl-clean lobster bisque.
Why: The misty Berries & Bubbles cocktail (citrus vodka, Grand Marnier-marinated fruit, sour, Domaine Chandon Brut) fizzes while you sip.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 3102 Piedmont Rd., Buckhead (404-846-0505).

Farm to Kitchen Urban Picnic

What: See the beginnings of a new community food center by Alisa Barry of Bella Cucina and entrepreneur Donna Toepfer via garden and kitchen tours, lunch, a sample sale, and a film screening.
Why: Top Chef star Kevin Gillespie prepares the meal, and local brewer/meadmaker Mike Lorey serves the drinks.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Bella Cucina’s Kitchen, 1870 Murphy Ave., Sylvan Hills. Info online at facebook.com. Tickets ($45) online at brownpapertickets.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Drybar

Bella Cucina's Kitchen
1870 Murphy Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Pampered Nail and Body Spa
341 Nelson St SW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Ocean Prime
3102 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
102 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
ste b
Atlanta, GA 30305