A tropical escape is now just a W Atlanta – Buckhead stay away with well-known Atlanta street artist Greg Mike’s newest installation Lost in Paradise. The vibrant, colorful mural is located on the pool deck of the W Atlanta – Buckhead. Mike’s work, based on his character of monster Larry Loudmouf in his fictional hometown of Loudland, was completed in two days and took 25 cans of Montana Acrylic spray paint. Mike says the piece is really about losing yourself in whatever your own paradise might be: “It could be relaxing by the pool on vacation or getting lost in your favorite musical track. I’m constantly trying get lost in my paradise, in things I enjoy.”
Completed in conjunction with the OuterSpace Project, an event series that showcases public art in addition to design, music and more, the mural mirrors the hotel’s passion for art and local artists. General Manager Tim Dahlen says, “We love the way the art enhances our outdoor spaces while at the same time engages our guests and the local Atlanta community. Greg Mike was the obvious choice. His art adds depth and character to this space.” If you aren’t staycationing at the hotel, sneak a peek at the work of art from Peachtree Road.
W ATLANTA – BUCKHEAD
3377 Peachtree Road N.E.
PURE BARRE PLATFORM ARRIVES
As if pulsing and tucking weren’t muscle shaking enough, Pure Barre has added another fast-paced, 55-minute class to its roster. Pure Barre Platform ($23 for a dropin) introduces a new piece of equipment into the barre class: a platform (or step). The class combines robust ranges of motion and calorie-burning cardio sprints with classic barre moves, such as seat and ab work.
Pure Barre Buckhead
3145 Peachtree Road N.E.
YUMBII RESTAURANT DEBUTS
Atlanta’s original food truck is set to open its first brick-and-mortar location this fall in south Buckhead. With a menu featuring a blend of Asian, Mexican and Southern flavors, Yumbii’s latest endeavor offers fan favorites of Asian rib-eye Philly cheesesteaks and sides of sesame fries with Sriracha cheese dip. New items include breakfast tacos, salads, Mexican-style street corn and rice bowls. The 1,440-squarefoot restaurant will complement the bright and modern look of Yumbii’s trucks.
1927 Peachtree Road N.E.
NEW LUXURY AT PHIPPS PLAZA AND LENOX SQUARE
Italian brand Philipp Plein debuts at Phipps Plaza this month, marking its first Atlanta-based location. The new space on the main level near Saks Fifth Avenue offers everything from meticulously designed women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing to luxury handbags. In addition, Lenox Square is poised to open Ted Baker London this month next to Vineyard Vines on the main level. The luxury clothing brand is well known for its love of color, and shoppers will delight in traditional and contemporary clothing for men and women in chic yet playful styles.
3500 Peachtree Road N.E.
3393 Peachtree Road
STORY: Nicole Letts
Photo: Alan Sher
Wellness columnist at Simply Buckhead and dog columnist at Atlanta Pet Life. Lifestyle writer specializing in women's interests, travel, people and interiors.