The next time you’re thinking about treating yourself to a facial or a massage, consider this: The spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta hotel has launched four new treatments based on the renowned Spanish-owned Natura Bissé skincare line it just started carrying. The O2 Awakening facial, for example, visibly reverses the effects of toxins and pollutants using the power of pure oxygen. The almost two hour- long Moments of Tranquility experience includes an aromatherapy body alignment, full-body exfoliation, nourishing wrap and targeted therapeutic massage. The Natura Bissé treatments start at $160, and would make a great gift for anyone in your life who needs pampering.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
3376 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326


USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards recently honored our own Atlanta Botanical Garden as the ninth best garden in the country. Overseen by CEO and Buckhead resident Mary Pat Matheson, it was among 20 gardens from across the nation that were nominated by the publication’s editors and horticultural experts for excellence in its collections and overall visitor experience.

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue N.E.
Atlanta 30309


Several more businesses have announced their openings at the newly rechristened Andrews Square (formerly East Andrews) shopping center under development in Buckhead Village. Bar Americano and the adjoining Bar Crema, the latest concept from the teams at The Pinewood and The Mercury at Ponce City Market, will be among the food and drink destinations. Opening in the fall, the duo will have Italian-inspired cocktails and dinner service. SAMA, opening this summer, is Buckhead’s first Ayurveda-inspired restaurant. On the menu will be dishes based on the ancient healing science. SAMA will be open all day for healthy bowls, juices and cocktails. Kathryn Leach Home and Cindy Ensor Designs will round out the retail spaces, offering home furnishings and jewelry, respectively. Also on the docket are Fit 9, a fitness studio, and Les Mains, a nail salon.

Andrews Square
56 East Andrews Drive N.W.
Atlanta 30305

STORY: Caroline Eubanks