Get in­sider ad­vice from the concierge at The Ritz-Carl­ton Res­i­dences, Buck­head, At­lanta.

Where Atlanta - - CONTENTS - Shamoy S. Crabb

Q: Do you have any fa­vorite art gal­leries? A: My fa­vorite gallery so far is the Cen­ter

for Civil and Hu­man Rights in Down­town At­lanta. I love this museum be­cause it is very en­gag­ing, hands on and mostly con­nects the Amer­i­can Civil Rights Move­ment to to­day’s Global Hu­man Rights Move­ments. Af­ter vis­it­ing the museum, it gives you an in-depth un­der­stand­ing of hu­man rights and how it af­fects the lives of ev­ery­one.

Q: Do you have a fa­vorite street art mu­ral?

A: The Cab­bage­town street art mu­ral paint­ings, lo­cated on Wylie Street South­east along the CSX Hulsey yard wall, show­cases more than 30 art mu­rals. The one that speaks to me the most was done by the artist Fabian

Wil­liams ti­tled “Wake Up.” The paint­ing de­picts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lifted in the air pro­pel­ling for­ward. This piece speaks to how we must all “wake up” and take ac­tion, stat­ing that now is the time to ful­fill the dream that Dr. King en­vi­sioned.

Q: Where do you go to pick up a cool sum­mer treat?

A: But­ter­milk Sky Pie Shop on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs has the best dessert named the Cloud 9. The Cloud 9 is a mini pie with a scoop of ice cream served in a Ma­son jar. It’s de­li­cious!

Q: Where is a place in Buck­head where all the lo­cals like to hang out?

A: Tons of lo­cals en­joy The Tav­ern at At­las lo­cated in the St. Regis At­lanta in Buck­head. This is the per­fect hang-out spot to sa­vor and share the small plate se­lec­tions and en­joy the live mu­sic in the evenings.

Q: Sum­mer is the per­fect time to take a va­ca­tion. Where is a great get­away within driv­ing dis­tance of the city? A: The Ritz-Carl­ton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is the per­fect get­away des­ti­na­tion from the

hus­tle and bus­tle of At­lanta. It is a Ge­or­gia re­sort with a lodge-like charm, lake­side rooms and suites in a se­cluded set­ting that al­lows you to re­new your senses and re­vi­tal­ize your mind, body and soul whether vis­it­ing the spa, re­lax­ing on the lake or even en­joy­ing the breath­tak­ing views of the sun­rises or sun­sets. Q: What is your fa­vorite Buck­head bar to en­joy a cool drink? A: My fa­vorite Buck­head bar is a tie be­tween

Tomo and F&B. The level of per­son­al­ized ser­vice at Tomo is un­for­get­table. Also, the warm cozy at­mos­phere of F&B is com­fort­ing, es­pe­cially af­ter you’ve had a long day of work and sip a glass of one of their hand-se­lected wines. Both bars are lo­cated in the same build­ing as The Ritz-Carl­ton Res­i­dences, At­lanta, Buck­head.

Q: Buck­head is con­sid­ered a shop­ping mecca in At­lanta. What stores do you rec­om­mend for shop­pers in search of fresh sum­mer styles?

A: I would have to keep it sim­ple with Macy’s in Lenox Square. The va­ri­ety of items they have to of­fer for all shapes and sizes is the best yet com­pared to other depart­ment stores in the metro At­lanta area.

Q: What other lo­cal hap­pen­ings do you rec­om­mend for vis­i­tors' radars?

A: I have dis­cov­ered a hid­den gem for tours in the city: Bi­cy­cle Tours of At­lanta. This is per­fect for lo­cals and new vis­i­tors to the area to dis­cover their “Fall in Love with At­lanta" tour or the "Jour­ney for Civil Rights.” There is so much to learn about our amaz­ing city and this is re­ally an ex­cel­lent way to ex­pe­ri­ence it. I also get a lot of ques­tions about where to find a great pri­vate sa­lon. The per­fect gen­tle­man by the name of Corey Myart, who I per­son­ally use as my bar­ber, is very per­son­able and will take good care of you. You can book him at www.style­seat.com/straigh­tra­zor­groom­ing

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