Atlanta Miller Union and Jeni’s Ice Cream. Housing is also still affordable. The St. Regis Atlanta The St. Regis is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Buckhead. They have a gorgeous rooftop outdoor bar that is perfect to hang out with friends while having cocktails. Have dinner at the King + Duke then walk over to The St. Regis afterwards for a drink. This is also a great place for celebrity spotting as a lot of the actors stay here while they’re in Atlanta filming. 88 West Paces Ferry Road 404.563.7900 The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta My new favorite place to shop is The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta (in Woodstock). Added to 80 PEACHYTHEMAGAZINE.COM 915 Ridge Walk Parkway, Woodstock 678.540.7040 Naartjie Kids 770.592.1641 PLAY Lake Lanier Islands, Lanier World (photo below) My husband and I recently took the kids, along with another family, to Lake Lanier Islands, Lanier World. Between the water slides and the wave pool for the kids, the many great restaurants (and cocktails!) for adults and the lakeside beach, there is more than enough to stay entertained for a whole day. I even took the kids up on a Ferris wheel. You know that it’s been a good day when you’ve pushed through, skipped naptime and the day ends in tears because they don’t want to leave. (Well, maybe we could do without the tears!) 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford 770.945.8787 Photo: Lanier World SHOP the usual great deals found in outlets, this outlet center has a huge selection of great kids’ stores which speaks to me these days. I especially love Naartjie Kids, a South African store with really unique patterns and looks. Half the store merchandise always seems to be on sale!