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The Painted Pin [2020 Update]

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Coronavirus Era: Same house, new rules! Painted Hospitality has announced that The Painted Pin and its sibling business The Painted Duck will officially reopen on Wednesday, July 15 with new health and safety guidelines. "We have spent the last 4 months meticulously mapping out our health and...

Accommodations In Times of Coronavirus

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By Jill Gleeson After sheltering in place for more than a few fortnights, many Americans are ready to travel despite the coronavirus pandemic, eager to get out, get away, and enjoy summer. But with little oversight from the federal government, accommodation safety measures vary widely...

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...

Greystone Miami Beach [NEW Adults-Only Hotel]

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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

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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,”...
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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...

Mixed Case: Sheltering Sips (3 of ?)

Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent ‘adult beverage’ discoveries by the dozen. Whether you’re perusing a bar menu while traveling...
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Titan Farms Peaches: 2020 Cocktail Creation

There’s a little tradition around my house: Every summer I receive a box of peaches from my friends at Titan Farms and South Carolina’s...
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Brewferm: DIY Belgian Beer

By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you’re an experienced homebrewer or simply hoping to increase your at-home beer supply during the pandemic, look to Brewferm. Brewferm is...
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Mixed Case: Sheltering Snacks 2

Our Mixed Case series serves up an eclectic mix of recent taste discoveries. By Hope S. Philbrick This column typically features ‘adult beverages,’ but while sheltering...
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Road Tested Picnic Gear: Mermaid Straw & Rigwa Bowl

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, picnics are climbing up the list of fun things to do. Packing up a lunch or snacks to eat...

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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Houseboat Rentals 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...
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...
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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...