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Clues and Cocktails: What To Do In Sweet Auburn After Hours

cocktail at Clues and Cocktails in Atlanta GA
By Hope S. Philbrick Clues and Cocktails is a new venue in Atlanta’s historic Martin Luther King Jr. District—and because it’s part bar, it’s strictly for adults age 21 and older. 21 Plus Salute! Clues and Cocktails = Adult Fun in Atlanta, Georgia The bar itself would...

2nd Annual Bloody Mary Festival

3 bloody marys representing The Bloody Mary Festival Atlanta 2020
The second annual Bloody Mary Festival Atlanta will take place at The Fairmont on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Atlanta is one of 12 cities nationwide to host The Bloody Mary Festival in 2020. The festival was recently nominated as the Top 10 Specialty Food Festival...

Greystone Miami Beach [NEW Adults-Only Hotel]

exterior view of Greystone Miami Beach
Greystone Miami Beach to open its doors January 2020. Historic 1930’s boutique adults-only hotel has undergone a complete revitalization. The property's culinary outlets are helmed by celebrated Chef Pawan Pinisetti. Swanky late-night venues showcase inventive mixology led by Forbes "Top 30 under 30" rising...

Himitsu Atlanta

coasters at Himitsu Atlanta secret speakeasy
We’ve got the scoop on how to get in to Himitsu Atlanta speakeasy! By Hope S. Philbrick Himitsu is Japanese for “secret.” This craft cocktail lounge in Atlanta, Georgia, is a secret that I learned when a reader asked me how to get inside. He hoped to...

Johnny’s Hideaway

Johnny's Hideaway in Buckhead Atlanta GA is a hot nightclub
21 Plus Salute! By Hope S. Philbrick There’s no casino attached to Johnny’s Hideaway, but it feels like there should be…or perhaps like a dealer might step up to dole out blackjack at your table any minute. It also feels like a speakeasy, but there’s a...

The Ghastly Dreadfuls [Seasonal]

The Ghastly Dreadfuls
The Center for Puppetry Arts unearths a Halloween tradition October 9-26, 2019—and it's exclusively for ADULTS! Atlanta, Ga., Halloween tradition awakens from the dead for spooky delights. The Ghastly Dreadfuls rises from the grave once again to haunt the Center for Puppetry Arts, October 9-26, 2019, with...

Pleasant Lane Acres Bed & Breakfast

exterior of Pleasant Lane Acres B&B
By Hope S. Philbrick “The bar is always open,” said Barbara Rupert of Pleasant Lane Acres B&B, co-owner and co-innkeeper with her husband Don. Good news, since my husband and I would hate to miss cocktail hour. We planned to grab dinner along the way, but...

Bed & Breakfast Accommodations in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

B&Bs in SC Old 96 District
Story by Hope S. Philbrick Photos courtesy Old 96 District Sponsored by Old 96 District Located in the western part of South Carolina bordering Georgia, South Carolina’s Old 96 District is comprised of five counties—Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick—and is home to the state’s “freshwater coast,”...

5 Boutique Hotels That Feel Special

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Advertorial When it comes to hotels, bigger isn’t always better. Tiny hotels, which can be structured as houses, lodges or camps,  can be packed with big advantages. For starters, they can help it feel like you've arrived at a glamorous second home, not another in...
lady looks at the camera while riding on a double decker bus in London, England

Hop-On Hop-Off London Bus Tour

Tour the United Kingdom's capital riding atop a double-decker bus. By Carrie Whitney The image of a double-decker bus is synonymous with London, England, but in...
B&Bs in SC Old 96 District

Bed & Breakfast Accommodations in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

Story by Hope S. Philbrick Photos courtesy Old 96 District Sponsored by Old 96 District Located in the western part of South Carolina bordering Georgia, South Carolina’s...
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Come Find Bourbon

There’s a fresh, new answer to the common question of where to stay when exploring Kentucky Bourbon Country, thanks to the tourism commissions of...
Sea Island Forge kettle at Pursell Farms in AL

Sea Island Forge Kettles

By Hope S. Philbrick Sea Island Forge, based in St. Simons Island, Georgia, is sparking new traditions in backyards nationwide with its kettles. Every Sea Island...
shrimp & grits at Rustic Table in Pawleys Island on the SC Hammock Coast

Eat Up the SC Hammock Coast

By Hope S. Philbrick The Lowcountry, the U.S. East Coast ecosystem shared exclusively by South Carolina and Georgia, is home to spectacular scenery (in every...
Gumbo at Lagarde American Eatery in Chamblee GA

Lagarde American Eatery

By Hope S. Philbrick Sometimes, you want a hurricane. Not the destructive storm. The drink. The New Orleans cocktail so famous it can be recognized by its...
seating / dining area in the lobby at TownPlace Suites Marriott Parkersburg WV

TownPlace Suites Marriott Parkersburg WV

By Hope S. Philbrick Rarely does a hotel deliver on a promise almost immediately as you step through the guestroom door for the first time....
taco trio at Rock N Taco in Roswell GA

Rock ‘N’ Taco

By Hope S. Philbrick Feed your fantasy and live out your rock star dreams at Rock ‘N’ Taco in downtown Roswell, Georgia. With a soundtrack of...

Bourbon Country [2019 Update]

Savor America’s Native Spirit Loop through Kentucky on a road trip that promises adult fun, picturesque views, learning opportunities, tasty treats, and freebies By Hope S....

Inn to Inn to Inn: Hiking in Shenandoah National Park

One luxurious way to hike part of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick Recently, I hiked 30 miles in three days. It ranks as...
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Rent a Houseboat in the U.S.A. [Exclusive]

By Hope S. Philbrick with additional reporting by Katie DeTar Two years ago, in the course of researching this story for Simply Buckhead magazine, I...
Mall of America

Mall of America [UPDATE]

Bloomington, Minnesota is home to the No. 1 tourism attraction in the United States. The shopping mecca offers plenty of grownup fun even if you...
Dirty Dancing Weekend @ Mountain Lake Lodge

“Dirty Dancing” Weekend at Mountain Lake Lodge

Carry a watermelon. Hold the frame. Shake your maracas. Never let anybody put you in the corner. Most of all, smile and have the...