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What: The fresh, ecofriendly greens favored by local chefs are now available in four-to-five-ounce spring mix bags ($3-$3.50) at area groceries.
Why: More taste, less waste. The hydroponic urban farming technique uses shipping containers and computer programming for low environmental impact.
When: Bags are stocked three times a week (now would be a good time).
Where: Candler Park Market,1642 McLendon Ave., Candler Park (404-373-9787); Savi Urban Market, 287 Elizabeth St. NE, Inman Park (404-523-3131); Market Across the Street, 672 N. Highland Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward (404-781-2345).
Our Home in Atlanta Opens
What: Give out-of-towners a homey place (that’s not your own) to reside. Choose from French cottage-style, one-bedroom apartments close to Piedmont Park or a Tudor house in Morningside.
Why: Book by the night ($185-$350) or month; expect hotel-style amenities like airport shuttle service and a personal concierge.
When: The in-laws come knocking.
Where: Reserve online at ourhomeinatlanta.com.
Megan Huntz Dresses
What: After years of living abroad (Italy, Spain), the designer returns to launch a new collection of NYE-ready, custom-dyed silk stunners reminiscent of watercolor paintings.
Why: Her frocks are so coveted she recently sold one off her back at a holiday fete.
When: You want to be noticed.
Where: Vetted, 516 E. Paces Ferry Rd., Buckhead (404-228-4279).
All-Day Breakfast at Diesel Filling Station
What: Soak up the weekend revelry with an extended brunch menu of hearty staples (veggie sausage biscuits and gravy) and holiday eats (black-eyed peas to bring good luck).
Why: The New Year’s Bloody Mary ($11) with Bakon vodka is a tasty meal on its own.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 870 N. Highland Ave., Virginia Highland (404-815-1820).
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