Immerse Yourself in Lavender. Historic Barrington Hall will be hosting the Roswell Lavender Festival on June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to buy lavender plants, sample foods made with lavender in Barrington’s kitchen, participate in a yoga class and learn how to make lavender wands. The festival’s children’s area will feature games, arts and crafts, and storytelling by the Lavender Fairy. Artists from Ragamuffin Music Hall will provide entertainment. For more information, call 770-640-3855.
Enjoy Local Goods. The Brookwood Farmers’ Market in Cumming has put on its moving shoes and will begin its third season at Forsyth County’s new Caney Creek Preserve. The preserve, which will feature a dog park, walking trail, shaded playground and pavilions, is only a short distance from the market’s original location at Brookwood Elementary School. The market’s tentative opening date is slated for June 8. Venders include Daisy Cakes Soap, Crave Pie Studio, local farmers and more. For more information, visit brookwoodfarmersmarket.com.
Jam for a Cause. What better place to hear jazz and the blues than on the riverbank? Ray’s on the River’s second installment of a three-part jazz concert series benefiting local charities will be held June 9 at 2 p.m. on its event lawn overlooking the Chattahoochee. The concert will feature jazz and blues performances by Jon Liebman, Scott Glazer, Joe Alterman and Darren Stanley. Proceeds will benefit the Fragile Kids Foundation. Tickets cost $35. For more information, visit raysrestaurants.com.
Feast on Cibo e Beve at Chastain. The next time you are preparing for a trip to Chastain Amphitheatre, you don’t have to prepare your own picnic basket. Cibo e Beve, an Italian restaurant less than a mile from the amphitheatre, will prepare it for you. The restaurant offers a $45 dining package for two and a $100 package for six. An upgraded VIP package includes free delivery to Chastain. Each package includes eating utensils, a Safe Ride coupon, Cibo mints and a Cibo candle. For more information, visit ciboatlanta.com.
Relax & Rejuvenate. Invest in your personal wellness at the South Beach-based thinspa, which recently opened in Buckhead’s new BalanceDiet facility. Designed to regenerate your skin’s texture, replenish nutrients and increase circulation, thinspa therapies feature all-natural, plant-based ingredients by Ytsara, an organic line from Northern Thailand. Treatments include an energizing facial with fruit extracts and Tanakura Sea clay and the 7 Flowers Beautifying Scrub with Thai white clay. To make an appointment, call 404-996-1213.
Source: PointsNorth Magazine June 2012