On a typical day, you'll find Stay Fokus Photography's owner Adebayo Agbabiaka on the road with his camera for a photo shoot somewhere in the Atlanta area. Against the city's urban backdrops or amid nature in more remote locations, he snaps portraits of babies, families, graduating seniors, and newly engaged couples. His shutterbug services are also available for grander events such as weddings and days when you just have a hunch that you're going to meet the Queen of England.
The Real Black Santa’s resident Father Christmas, Santa Dee, spreads yuletide cheer by posing for seasonal photo ops with holiday revelers. During photo sessions, shutterbug elves capture perfect poses with their jolly boss before cranking their magical photo machine to churn out prints. Patrons who opt for this deal’s third option leave with a CD of the day’s photos, suitable for emailing to family members or taping to Facebook.
Ghost Tours of Atlanta's paranormally connected storytellers introduce locals to the city's haunted history during nightly walking tours and two-hour ghostly galas. While meandering the streets of downtown Atlanta, tour guides recount tales of haunted schools, theaters, and passed-on residents still roaming the streets and stealing sheets. Walkers convene at 8:30 p.m. outside of the Ellis hotel before embarking on moonlit journeys in the chilly wakes of lingering specters.
Long hailed for a mastery of ham far beyond the skills of mere mortal meat cookers, the meat mavens at HoneyBaked Ham invite you to put their newly honed turkey skills to the test with today's Groupon: a whole roasted turkey breast for $12 (an up to $25 value). Get your moist turkey breast unadulterated, or let the HoneyBaked masters finish your bird with crackling sweet glaze, which may or may not be cooled by having volunteer glaze-pixies fan it with their wings. Call one of HoneyBaked's participating locations (found here and in the sidebar to the right) to reserve your order, and pick up your juicy bird.
Veterans of the banking, marketing, and corporate worlds, Resume Workshop's three founders repeatedly interviewed ideal job candidates who struggled to articulate why they were qualified. To remedy the trend, they draw upon their years hiring for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase and Barclays to dispense step-by-step assistance to prospective employees.
Whether clients are applying for entry-level work or vying for a spot in upper management, instructors make sure their resumes and cover letters clearly and persuasively demonstrate their aptitude and are free of errors. During group or one-on-one sessions, job interview coaches prepare students for the questions they can expect and reveal what types of answers stand out to employers. For following up after an interview, Resume Workshop also imparts strategies that are more effective than the tradition of mailing a thank-you ham.
Since banding together in 1979, the historians at Atlanta Preservation Center have helped ward off packs of angry bulldozers from more than 175 endangered buildings. Working alongside local government, businesses, and community leaders, the preservation team has saved elaborate structures including the Peters House and Winecoff Hotel. In addition, its headquarters—the 1856 Grant Mansion in Grant Park—is one of just three antebellum houses left in Atlanta and the team is currently working to restore the building to its architecturally accurate origins. When it isn’t keeping delicate treasures from crumbling, the Atlanta Preservation Center leads walking tours of historic areas and tells embarrassing stories from the days when the city’s buildings were just a bunch of baby bricks.