"The minute you learn to love yourself you won't want to be anyone else." -Rihanna
Truer words never spoken. This Valentine's Day I'm doing my own thing and spending the day (thanks for the surprise day off, Rebecca!) embracing all the things I love about myself and this great town - art, good food and drinks, and lounging. Check out my picks below!
Above: The Bathers 2015
The Columbus, GA native rose to international prominence in 2018 after unveiling her portrait of Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery. Spend the afternoon with her poignant paintings then eat lunch at nearby Busy Bee Cafe.
Spelman College Museum of Art 350 Spelman Lane SW Atlanta 30314
Suggested Donation $3
Tuesday- Fridays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturdays 12:00 PM - 4:00PM
Sleepover at Jeju Sauna
The Young Blood/Gardenia team are big fans of Atlanta’s favorite Korean spa. But did you know you can spend the night?! Bring a group of friends or just yourself for an evening of major self-love. Ladies - go for the hip bath, a bowl of jjigae and fall asleep in the Jewels sauna. Trust me.
Jeju Sauna 3555 Gwinett Pl Dr NW Duluth GA 30096
Adult Admission $30
Work-Life-Well at Atlanta Contemporary
Pour some love into yourself and your community. A conversation about how lady movers and shakers take on work, life, and wellness.
Moderated by Porsha Thomas and Sydia Bell. Featuring Tricia Hersey and Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar.
Atlanta Contemporary 535 Means St NW Atlanta 30318
February 14 Free admission 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Image Credit: Bon Ton Atlanta
Mardi Gras Season at Bon Ton
I get goosebumps and my hips start to move every time I hear Professor Longhair’s “Go to The Mardi Gras.” Your fave holiday could never! Atlantans don't have to leave town to celebrate the greatest time of year. With a specialty menu drink menu inspired by the New Orleans “Krewes”, you’ll think you just stepped on to Bourbon Street. Grab your loves and let the good times roll!
Bon Ton 674 Myrtle St NE Atlanta 30308
Image Credit: Mudfire
Date Night at MudfireLove is a creative force, right? So why not spend the evening playing with clay and making something special with someone special? Ticket includes you and your +1, clay, firing, glaze, instructions, and snacks.
Mudfire 175 Laredo Drive Decatur GA 30030
February 14 $110 for two
Image Credit: Recess Atlanta
Valentine’s Day 2019 at Recess
Skip the overrated, butter and fat-heavy French dinner and opt for Chef Victoria Shore’s 3 course vegan tasting menu at the Recess bar.
Recess at Krog Street Market 99 Krog Street NE Atlanta 30307
February 14 6:00 PM - 10:00PM
Reservations required $35 per guest, excluding tax and gratuity