All Fired Up!'s homey studio invites artists of all ages to participate in kiln-fired activities. Whether perusing the shelves laden with blank pottery or cutting and arranging colored glass to design their own plate, visitors get the chance to create personalized mementos and dishware. Classes let students try their hands at a pottery wheel, and kids' parties keep birthday guests distracted with painting while their parents wrap last-minute gifts.
Chosen as Citysearch's winner for Best Formal Wear in Atlanta in 2009, Le Tux Shop prides itself on its personable and dedicated approach to men's ceremonial attire, outfitting dapper gents for festive occasions from upscale holiday gatherings to elegant weddings. Included in the custom-made and tailored comprehensive purchase package are a Joseph Abboud tuxedo and formal shirt, Rik Ducar patent shoes, and accessories such as a black satin cummerbund tie set, onyx-hued cufflinks and socks, and a cross-stitched motivational speech on the inner left lapel. The rental package showcases your tuxedo of choice plucked from an array of brands such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Perry Ellis. It includes a formal shirt, shoes, and accessories for men of distinction and part-time spies that need to appear in their customary uniform for a high-stakes heist at a high-school prom.
Socially conscious crafters can take home a hand-stitched measuring-tape cat (Vietnam, $8) from Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts, while frugal fashionistas can sport dancing-girl earrings made from recycled soda cans by KICK Trading Ltd. (Kenya, $12) or a marbled bead choker from TARA Projects (India, $16). Decorate the great outdoors with Manos Amigas' ceramic bird wind-chime (Peru, $44), or beautify the indoors with the world children wall hanging (Haiti, $84) from Comité Artisanal Haitien. Fair-trade staples, such as Equal Exchange coffee, tea, and chocolates, make tasty gifts for Father's Day, Secretary's Day, or Father's Secretary's Day.
On a 6-acre farm in rural Georgia, Bella Cucina owner Alisa Barry and her team of chefs cook produce from their organic garden into small batches of artisanal sauces, spreads, and olive oils. Their "unbelievably delicious" artichoke-lemon pesto earned a spot on Oprah’s O List in 2004, and Atlanta: 365 Days, 365 Thing To Do calls the full roster of sauces "mouthwatering."
But the food is only one part of Barry’s mission to empower gourmands. She also stocks shelves with dozens of Italian cookbooks that brim with slow-food recipes and designs a line of ceramic cookware that respond to junk food by defensively sealing their lids.
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