Sparks of inspiration can flare into big ideas, as evidenced by Ann Jackson’s zeal for art, which led to her opening a namesake gallery in historic Roswell in 1971. Initially an exhibit space for works from local, national, and international artists, Ann Jackson Gallery today provides a number of interior-decoration services for homes and commercial buildings, such as custom framing and art consultation and restoration. Now helmed by her three daughters, Ann Jackson Gallery maintains a colorful collection of artwork with a specialization in fine oils, including pieces by Ann Jackson herself. The gallery is also one of a few galleries in the world licensed to represent the art of Dr. Seuss, helping customers achieve the American dream of a sneetch on every wall.
The skilled stylists at Extensions Hair Studio enhance locks in a variety of ways, from sewing in extensions to applying infusions to designing customized clip-ons. Beyond extensions, the salon also transform clients with cuts and styles, relaxers, and color matching services.
Each of Decadent's designs can be personalized by a dizzying arrangement of custom fonts, colors, missives, stitching, and more. Whether you're wishing a new mother well with a plush lovie ($12) or a best friend a happy-moving with a flower-power reusable tote bag ($17), Decadent has you covered. You can also keep pillow fights from tumbling over the precipice of illiteracy with monogrammed pillowcase covers (two for $22), or contain mascara madness with a snow-white waffle-weave cosmetic bag (two for $25). Decadent also offers straight embroidery services for plain items you've picked up elsewhere that are in desperate need of branding.
Relish's various menus sweep Southern cuisine into a passionate embrace before injecting it with a loaded syringe of contemporary flair. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, the charming eatery encourages patrons to savor each bite with unexpected flavor combinations that imbue hearty fare with delicate subtlety. Kick off a dinner feast with pimiento cheese fritters served with pepper jelly ($6.95) before grazing on a Relish salad (with corn, black-eyed peas, red-pepper relish, tomato, cucumber, and grit-ons, $6.95) or forking the succulent bacon-wrapped mountain trout with sweet-potato hash ($16.95). Don't miss the decadent Krispy Kreme bread pudding accompanied with an espresso cream sauce ($6.25) for dessert. Sunday brunch is served buffet style ($16.95 for adults, $7.95 for children 6–10, $3.95 for children 5 and under, and $0.99 for children of the corn). Mix your meal with a refreshing beverage like Relish's signature freshly squeezed cucumber lemonade ($2.99) or one of around 50 varieties of wine.
The door of the limousine opens and flash bulbs burst in a thunderstorm of press and paparazzi. The crowd shoulders each other behind velvet ropes, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the diamond-studded star at the head of the red carpet. When the sea of people parts, a self-assured third-grader is revealed as she greets her fawning public.
Popcorn Media gives kids the chance to experience strutting down the red carpet during their Movie Star workshops and weeklong camps. Attendees soak up the secrets of screen acting from a director who works with Disney and Nickelodeon studios while producing their own unique work. They oversee each production element that goes into a film's creation, from lighting and filming to rehearsing and giving their parents an autograph. At the end of each session, kids attend a red-carpet premier of their work amid the applause of friends and family.
Informed by an ever-growing body of developmental research, classes at The Music Class introduce tots to tunes and concepts that boost creativity and listening skills. In Music Pups (a $72 value) courses, children under 4 years of age gleefully sing, dance, and bang away on rudimentary instruments such as the drums or theremin. Four and 5-year-olds learn concepts of tone and rhythm in the Music Cats course (a $77 value), which lets kids experiment with keyboards before defending their dissertations on the narrative redundancies of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Each 45-minute course meets four times in one month-long segment, and includes CDs for parents to play at home to follow up on in-class tutelage. This Groupon may also be used toward The Music Class' ten-week music courses.