Lushworthy.com To Bring Happy Hour To Midtown Atlanta’s Vibe Ride

Cycle & Sip(1)

For both fitness enthusiasts and those on the path to a healthier lifestyle, hitting the gym can be a laborsome task. Group workouts have increased in popularity and indulging in post-workout cocktails and bites, ones low on the calories, of course, has become an exciting new trend in fitness.

Presented by Lushworthy.com and Vibe Ride, Cycle & Sip (#CycleAndSip) will give attendees the opportunity to tone up with a cycling class at Midtown Atlanta’s Vibe Ride. To conclude the event, those in attendance will indulge in calorie-conscious cocktails and light bites while mingling with other Cycle & Sip attendees. Attendees will also be treated to giveaways from Athleta and Lushworthy.com.

“With Lushworthy.com turning four-years-old this month, I’m very excited to take part in this unique Happy Hour with Vibe Ride,” Danielle Harling, owner of Lushworthy.com said. “I have a handful of tasty, low-calorie cocktails in mind for Cycle & Sip, and can’t wait to sip and mingle with attendees!”

The premier Cycle & Sip is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 23 from 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM. Tickets for Cycle & Sip can be purchased for $25 at bit.ly/cycleandsipjuly.

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5 Tips For Surviving The 2015 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

ATL Food Wine

This year will serve as the fourth time I’ve attended the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, so I’ve definitely learned a thing or two over the past few years. And with the 2015 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival kicking off this weekend, it seemed only right to share a handful of tips with you guys.

Don’t Stay Thirsty, My Friend – Whether it’s the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival or some hipster music fest in the middle of nowhere, staying hydrated is always key. There’s plenty of free water at the festival, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be properly hydrated.

Sign Up For Classes/Seminars Ahead Of Time – Not sure if this is an option for everyone, but if you can, be sure to sign up for festival classes/seminars, online. The festival has welcomed bigger and bigger crowds each year, and I’ve noticed that quite a few classes sell out before doors even open for that particular day.

Hey, Bag Lady – This tip is primarily for the ladies. I highly recommend wearing either a cross-body bag or a mini backpack to the festival. Trust me, you’re going to want to have your hands free during the tasting tents. There’s nothing like having to hold two souvenir glasses, a tasting tents map, three GooGoo Clusters, and your Marc Jacobs satchel.

Mixing And A Mingling – The cool thing about the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is that it welcomes people from across the country, and at this point, probably even the globe. Don’t be scurred, try and meet a new friend or two while you’re enjoying the festivities.

Pace Yourself – I was definitely guilty of not pacing myself my first two years at the festival, specifically at the tasting tents. There’s just so many tasty options, and you want to try them all! Just take a breath and relax. The food is not running away and there’s plenty of it for everyone, so please do pace yourself.

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Drank ‘n’ Paint Street Art Class To Take Place In Atlanta This Week (Jan. 22)

Drank N Paint

Don’t get me wrong, BYOB paint classes are cute and all, but eventually they get kinda been-there-done-that. There’s only so many times you can paint a bottle of wine and a bunch of grapes or a boxy cabin sitting beneath snow-capped mountains. There is good news though for those of you in the Atlanta area. They’re holding another Drank ‘n’ Paint class in the city this week, January 22 to be exact.

Unlike other boozy paint classes, Drank ‘n’ Paint is a street art painting class. In addition to your admission to the two-hour class you’ll also be able to check out the “Hard In The Paint ATL” art exhibition and partake in a mild turn up during “Snap Or Die,” the official Drank ‘n’ Paint after party.

There are a variety of ticket options for Drank ‘n’ Paint. You’ll have to check out their website for more details on that, but for $30 you’ll receive admission for one to the paint class, art exhibit, after party, and a free specialty cocktail or glass of wine.

Drank ‘n’ Paint begins at 6 PM on January 22 and takes place at Department Store on Edgewood Ave.

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Atlanta’s Old Fourth Distillery To Open To The Public This Week For Free Tours

Old Fourth DistileryLushworthy history has been made here in Atlanta thanks to the opening of the Old Fourth Distillery. Located on Edgewood Avenue, the distillery is mere blocks away from The King Center, and serves as the city’s first distillery since 1906. Yes, nineteen-friggin’-oh-six.

Old Fourth Distillery has been open for a little while now and they’re finally opening their doors to the public this week. Tours will take place every Thursday at their distillery in Old Fourth Ward. Unfortunately though, due to Georgia’s dated liquor laws they’re only allowed to give tour attendees a 0.5 oz sample during tours. But on the plus side, their tours are free, and hopefully in the near future you can grab a craft cocktail made using Old Fourth Distillery spirits from a neighboring bar (think Soundtable, Noni’s, Mother, etc.).

I had the opportunity to attend a media tour at the distillery this week and despite the intimidating machinery there’s a lot of charm to this place. It’s filled with refurbished material: old church pews, granite countertops from an old elementary school, etc. And I have to say it does distill (err, instill) a lot of Atlanta pride.

For more information on the Old Fourth Distillery and details on how you can attend one of their tours, visit Old4th.com or check out their Facebook page.

Oh, and check out a few pics I took at the distillery during the media tour, below.

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A Somewhat Comprehensive List Of All The Atlanta-Based Booze Fests I Can Think Of

Beer FestsEvery time I attend a beer or liquor festival here in the Atlanta area and proceed to document the festivities on social media (Twitter, Instagram, etc.), I get a lot of responses along the lines of “I can’t believe that was this weekend!” or “Why didn’t you tell me about [insert random booze festival here]?” So, since we’re gradually working our way into booze festival season, I figured I’d help you guys out a bit and list all the Lushworthy festivals I’m aware of. And if you have any festivals you’d like to add, feel free to chime in via the comments section or shoot me an email and I’ll gladly add on to the list. Oh, and FYI, this list only consists of spring/summer festivals.

March 21 – HAWKtoberfest – Phillips Arena

April 5 – Beer Carnival – Atlantic Station

April 5 – Hogs & Hops Atlanta – Masquerade Music Park

April 18 – 20 – SweetWater 420 Fest – Centennial Olympic Park

April 26 – Hip Hop Beer Fest At The Brewery – Three Taverns Brewery

April 26 – Heritage Sandy Springs Beer Fest – Heritage Green

April 27 – Buckhead Wine Festival – Andrews Entertainment District

May 29 – June 1 – Atlanta Food & Wine Festival – Midtown Atlanta

June 7 – Brookhaven Beer Fest - (Umm…Is behind the Brookhaven MARTA station an adequate location?)

June 21 – Atlanta Summer Beer Fest – Masquerade Music Park

July 4 – Red White & Brew – Georgia Aquarium

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For A Day Foundation Atlanta To Host Cocktail Fundraiser At 200 Peachtree This Tuesday

Cocktails FundraiserFor the second year in a row, the For A Day Foundation Atlanta, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization committed to children battling cancer and other blood disorders, will host their Cocktails For Kids Annual Fundraiser. The event will take place at 200 Peachtree on Tuesday, November 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM and will cost only $20 per person ($30 at the door).

Here’s a little more info on the event via their Eventbrite ticket page. And I hope to see all my fellow Atlantan’s out sipping for a cause when this event takes place on Tuesday!

“Cocktails for Kids is an annual fundraiser that benefits For a Day Foundation- Atlanta, a 501c3 non-profit that provides therapeutic event programming for children battling cancer and other chronic illnesses at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Our mission is simple; bring a smile to a child’s face, even if that child has not smiled in weeks.This year we are proud to announce an unforgettable evening at 200 Peachtree. There will be a silent and live auction as well as a raffle. Tickets are $20 and they include one drink and tapas! Cash bar also provided. All proceeds from the evening go straight back to the children! To make a donation to For a Day Atlanta or for more information about the foundation, please visit our website at www.ForaDayAtlanta.org.”

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