Chef Chris Borden has sliced, diced, and sizzled up countless gourmet dishes for more than 17 years. A master of making fine food on a tight caloric budget, Borden's career spans work at establishments ranging from luxurious country clubs to diet-conscious healthcare facilities. At Fresh 'n Fit Cuisine, he's backed by a highly trained culinary team and a registered dietitian, all of whom work to make the finest meals no matter what the client's nutritional needs. Borden uses fresh ingredients, shying away from the frozen, dehydrated, or astronaut-friendly ones often used in other premade meals.
The menus rotate regularly, and meet the guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Cancer Society. After Chef Borden and his team prepare the dishes within a USDA-approved kitchen, they’ll prep them for pickup at one of Fresh ‘n Fit’s 79 area locations.
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.
Smile Splendor's 45- to 60-minute safe and effective teeth metamorphosis begins with an application of hydrogen-peroxide-powered gel before moving on to Smile Splendor's patented tanning bed for teeth, a gentle blue light targeting unwanted stains. The gel application and light process is repeated two more times, which increases whiteness by up to eight shades, while guests relax, read, or watch TV programs showing other people reading. For coffee drinkers or people who dive on grass fields with their mouth open, a quick draw with Smile Splendor's touch-up whitening pen will help you maintain the results of your whitening treatment.
StudioWed is a collection of Atlanta's finest wedding vendors. Meet with a photographer over coffee in the morning and enjoy a glass of wine as you chat with a florist in the afternoon. Best of all, there's no cost to you to use StudioWed's services.
The sixth-annual incarnation of the Alive! Expo has more than 150 participating local and national businesses representing every aspect of natural products and services. The Alive! Expo features exhibits and lectures from top green-industry experts that run the gamut of natural-product innovations. Join in an interactive yoga or Pilates demo, or watch in horror as a chef batters organic fruit into a deliciously bruised smoothie during a healthy-cooking demo. Participate in a complimentary health and wellness screening before sprinting down the aisles of exhibits, snagging free product samples along the way.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.