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