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  • DrEbony Remsey-Alexander

Pandemic Travels: Forever I Love Atlanta!


Forever I love the ATL! Not only is there always something to do but the city is absolutely beautiful. While we visit Atlanta often we were expecting this trip to be a little different due to the pandemic and mask mandate. However Atlanta never fails us and this weekend was absolutely amazing. Atlanta has a deep southern culture from the food, nightlife, museums and attractions. You know you are definitely in the south when you touch down in this part of Georgia.


If your planning on visiting this amazing city, we recommend staying downtown. This particular trip we decided to stay at the Omni CNN hotel and opted for a room with a balcony. The scene at night of Centennial Park and the huge Ferris wheel (Skyview Atlanta) was a nice touch to this weekend getaway. Check in was super easy and the staff was very helpful. Keep in mind that most hotels downtown do charge for parking. Parking at the Omni CNN was $45/night but totally worth it for the luxury stay.


We arrived Friday evening starving! Thank God we made dinner reservations at one of the hottest Mediterranean lounges in Buckhead, Pasha Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant has a strict dress code so fellas do not come with your basketball shorts and white tees, and ladies no tennis shoes or jeans. You must dress to impress. A VIBE for sure, this swanky lounge had dim lighting, a massive bar, and a smoky sweet aroma filled the air from the hookahs being passed amongst tables. This place can definitely be a great spot to host a birthday party or a perfect date night on the town.


Brunch is life! While there you must brunch on the weekends, with so many options to choose from we decided to check out BQE restaurant and lounge this time. A hit on the weekends when you're ready to go a little bit higher! BQE had it all the crowd, the vibe, the bottomless mimosas, good music and good food. Just keep in mind that when you arrive for brunch your table is only good for a two hour time slot. They will ask you to leave or close your tab out after two hours and they do not tell you this. No matter how much money you spend you have to leave. So if you are looking for somewhere to drop in, grab something to eat and move on, then BQE is definitely the spot for you. A really quick vibe.


Next stop the Trap Music Museum, now if you know anything about the south and if you are a big fan of hip hop than you know the ATL is home of Trap Music. T.I., the Trap King himself developed the Trap Music Museum which pays tribute to some of the greatest hip hop artist to ever do it. One $20 ticket to the exhibit will get you in any day Friday-Sunday. Note, there is a line when you arrive, the night we went the line was wrapped around the building and it took about 45 minutes to get inside. Once inside though the artwork is dope! Picture worthy artwork too, so make sure you bring your cameras. The museum is not huge so after you get all your IG worthy shots hit up the full bar in the back and just enjoy the very strong drinks and the sights of hip hop greatness around you.


If you are looking to dance the night away check out Whiskey Mistress. Located in Buckhead, this club has 3 floors, food, live music and the hottest dj's spinning in the "A". During these times we highly recommend table reservations if you are traveling with a bigger crowd. But if you are not able to snag a table be sure to get there early as it can get packed. This is definitely the spot for the grown and sexy crowd.


Staying through Sunday? Then please enjoy Sunday Funday at The Battery which is the home of the Atlanta Braves and also an entertainment center hosting an abundance of restaurants, bars, and shops. We decide to grab a bite at Ph'East. This restaurant was recommended by a close friend and upon arriving we realized it was actually an Asian style market which group several Asian inspired restaurants together. We chose the Lifting Noodles Ramen for lunch and was presently pleased! The food was delicious and the live tunes from Karri Daley and Jack Wolf set the mood for our Sunday Funday. Later in the evening they typically transition to a dj and there's a bunch of bars you can grab drinks at close by. Listen to us, if you are going to The Battery make sure you visit Jeni's Ice Cream Parlour. It is the absolute best ice cream we have ever taste. We recommend the gooey butter cake! Trust us festiebesties will not steer you wrong.


Atlanta can do no wrong, forever we truly love Atlanta and it will be missed dearly until the next time we touch down!


Pasha Restaurant & Bar:

https://www.pashaatl.com/


Omni CNN Resort

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/atlanta-cnn-center


BQE

https://www.bqelounge.com


Trap Music Museum

https://trapmusicmuseum.us


Whiskey Mistress

http://www.whiskymistress.com


The Battery ATL

https://batteryatl.com


Ph'East

https://pheastatl.com


Jeni's Ice Creams (also available at Publix)

https://jenis.com


Follow Karri Daley and Jack Wolf's Music on IG

@karridaley & @jackwolfmusic









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