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These are the most luxurious day spas in Atlanta

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As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s time to elevate your gift-giving game and treat the maternal figure in your life to an experience that she’ll truly enjoy. While flowers wilt and breakfast in bed lasts only until the last crumb is eaten, there’s one gift that offers a timeless expression of love and appreciation: a super luxurious spa day.

Imagine the look of pure bliss on her face as she steps into a sanctuary of relaxation, leaving the worries of the world at the door. From soothing massages to revitalizing facials, each moment of her day will be a reminder of your thoughtfulness and appreciation. We’re checking out the top spas around Atlanta, where luxury meets tranquility, and where the best Mother’s Day gifts are crafted with care and relaxation in mind.

Woodhouse Spa Avalon


Experience the epitome of relaxation at Woodhouse Spa in Alpharetta, nestled in a vibrant wellness hub alongside esteemed neighbors like Club Pilates and Restore Hyper Wellness. Upon arrival, unwind in the luxurious Quiet Room with an assortment of warm teas, then indulge in lavish treatments. Choose from multiple options of facials, massages, and body treatments. Woodhouse Spa also offers Rituals like the Meditative Mood Soak which includes aromatherapy oil to help enhance your mood while enjoying dry brushing, a mineral-enriched bath, and massage.

Jeju Sauna Spa


Jeju Sauna Spa is a Korean traditional bathhouse spa located in Duluth. Jeju offers a distinctive and affordable spa experience suitable for the entire family. With expert staff available 24/7 to cater to your wellness and beauty needs, including massages, body shampoos, heated pools, manicures/pedicures, and access to their cardio fitness room, they ensure a fully comprehensive pampering experience. Other treatments offered include Swedish massage, acupuncture, and foot reflexology.  Indulge in their spa and sauna facilities before or after your treatment for an enhanced experience. 

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The Spa at Serenbe


Discover tranquility at The Spa at Serenbe, an oasis echoing the core values of their community: health, wellness, and wholesome living. With a welcoming ambiance, expert staff, and natural products, their spa offers a rejuvenating experience that aligns with your well-being. Despite being just a short distance from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Serenbe’s serene countryside setting transports you far from the city, making it the perfect destination for a luxurious escape and some well-deserved personal time. Services include a variety of facials, massages, beauty treatments, reflexology, and Reiki.

iwi fresh Resting Spa


Located in Lakewood Heights, iwi fresh is a wellness spa that also creates its own small-batch, plant-based skincare. “Iwi” stands for “it is what it is,” representing their commitment to chemical-free, paraben-free, and toxin-free skincare derived from farm-fresh ingredients inspired by traditional home remedies. They offer veggie facials, herb compression massages, reflexology, body scrubs, and more. You can also relax in one of the many Zen Zones which include a Himalayan salt room, infrared and dry heat saunas, and fresh Plantuary. 

Chateau Elan Spa


Escape to the tranquil haven of the Spa at Chateau Elan, nestled in the serene North Georgia countryside. Spa-goers experience a harmonious blend of innovative spa treatments, unique scent journeys, indoor and outdoor fitness activities, and mindful dining, all aimed at fostering total wellness. Immerse yourself in a rejuvenating retreat where every detail is tailored to enhance your sense of serenity and well-being. The spa amenities include an indoor pool, dry Finnish sauna, and wet eucalyptus steam room. 

St. Regis Spa


Discover Atlanta’s premier luxury retreat, the St. Regis Spa, tucked away in the heart of Buckhead at the St. Regis Atlanta. Indulge in a sensorial journey meticulously crafted to celebrate decadence, featuring lush surroundings and high-end ingredients for an unforgettable escape. Experience the epitome of relaxation and rejuvenation at this spa sanctuary dedicated to captivating the senses and reduce stress. Choose from a plethora of treatments including facials, massages, body treatments, and even sound bowl therapy. Options to add on enhancements can further upgrade your luxurious experience.

Andalia Head Spa


Andalia Head Spa in Marietta uses a unique Japanese-inspired approach that combines spa indulgence with targeted scalp therapy. Enjoy a rejuvenating deep-tissue scalp massage, gentle exfoliation, and hydrating steam therapy, complemented by nourishing essential oils. Complete your experience with a blissful shampoo, conditioning treatment, and indulgent face and upper body massages, leaving you feeling revitalized with a healthy scalp and irresistibly soft hair. They recently added the option to include a blowout once your treatment is finished so you can leave with gorgeously styled hair.

The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee


The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee epitomizes lakeside luxury, combining the allure of a lake house retreat with unparalleled accommodations and personalized service. The Spa is currently undergoing a renovation that will be complete within the next few months. In the interim, a temporary space on the third floor of the main building provides traditional therapies alongside salon and nail services, ensuring a seamless wellness experience. Services offered include body wraps, massages, facials, hair treatments, and foot baths.

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Cortie’s Corner: These are the most dog-friendly coffee shops in Phoenix

Get your next caffeine fix with your furry BFF in tow.

Finding places to take your pooch while you grab some caffeine is a cinch in Phoenix, where dog-friendly patios are a mainstay at many coffee shops. Whether you’re after a killer cold brew, a frothy latte, or a bold espresso, these spots have you covered, with the added bonus of a welcoming vibe for your canine pal. So, leash up your pup and sniff out these local coffee shops where you can sit and stay awhile with furry friends.

32 Shea


Residents of north Phoenix’s “Sheaborhood” adore the quirky 32 Shea — housed in a former drive-thru Fotomat — for its coffee drinks made with Flagstaff-based Matador beans and its puppuccino whipped cream cups for their four-legged friends, available on request. It also boasts a dog-friendly grassy area with a mini fire hydrant that dispenses fresh water. All drive-thru customers get a free dog treat, and 32 Shea is beloved among animal lovers for partnering with local rescue groups on adoptions. It also serves food and alcohol and has a popular happy hour.

Bottle & Bean


Coffee shop and wine bar Bottle & Bean in south Chandler’s darling “downtown Ocotillo” has a huge patch of real grass where furry friends can relax. This, along with patios on two sides, would make it a great destination even if it didn’t also give gratis puppuccino cups topped with dog treat crumbles. Those with two legs can enjoy specialty espresso and chai drinks along with a concise menu of breakfast and lunch items and various pastries — or a charcuterie and cheese board and glass of vino, if you’re inclined.

Coffee Rush

Chandler and Gilbert

Waterfront seating isn’t the norm in the landlocked Valley of the Sun, but the patio behind the strip center at Coffee Rush’s Chandler location overlooks a lovely community lake, making it a scenic oasis for well-mannered, leashed dogs and their people. Various international beans and blends are the basis for an extensive menu of coffee drinks, and they offer a generous lineup of regular and sugar-free syrups for coffees and Italian sodas. Its Gilbert location on Baseline doesn’t allow dogs, but the Gilbert store at Val Vista and Elliot does, and it’s only 3.5 miles from Cosmo Dog Park.

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Echo Coffee

Phoenix and Scottsdale

Since 2021, Echo Coffee has donated one percent of its sales to the Arizona Humane Society, and its original Scottsdale location has a patio with shaded tables and gives out free dog treats. It also sells bags of high-quality beans with the likenesses of Echo founder Rob Rigolfi Jr.’s dogs: Diesel, Chunky, Peggy, and Luna. So it’s no surprise that when AHS opened a new campus at Phoenix’s Papago Park in 2023, Echo was tapped to become its corporate partner and set up an indoor cafe (sorry, no doggos allowed at this outpost because it’s fully indoors).

Hair of the Dog


It’s more of a craft beer and wine bar than a coffee shop, but Hair of the Dog deserves a wag because it lets dogs lounge with their people indoors — an important perk when it hits triple digits. How is this possible? There’s no kitchen. But they host rotating food trucks, they sell packaged snacks for humans and locally made dog treats, and they serve espresso drinks made with beans by another local favorite, The Buzzed Goat, if you want a booze-free outing with your pooch.

Mis Raices


This Latina-owned coffee shop is renowned for its lip-smacking sweet drinks inspired by Mexican dessert flavors such as cajeta, flan, and horchata, and it’s ideally located in the hip, dog-loving Historic Grand Avenue arts district. Mis Raices shares a large, shaded patio with other businesses and gives out pup cups of whipped cream. Smoothies, pastries, and other light bites are on the menu, too. Pro tip: Pop in for a pick-me-up before heading to First Fridays or prior to an evening hang-out because it closes at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays (and 4 on weekends).

Pug Sitting Outside of a Coffee Shop
We’re having coffee with Cortie, Cortland’s adorable spokespug!

Pair Cupworks


Although this shop is a kiosk tucked inside the behemoth Bouldering Project gym, non-members are welcome to wander in for an award-winning brew. The roastery is renowned for its quality beans, which it sells wholesale throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Asia. While sipping a latte, customers can enjoy the gigantic, shaded turf courtyard with Adirondack chairs so your Labradoodle can linger while you catch up on your laptop. Lawn games and hammocks are available, too. Pair Cupworks has locations in Mesa and Gilbert as well.

Songbird Coffee & Tea House


Nestled among all of the tall, shiny new apartments and other modern developments in the Roosevelt Row Arts District is Songbird Coffee & Tea House, a cute-as-a-button coffee shop in a charming, historic 1904 home. Their espresso, pour-over, and cold brew java drinks begin with beans from Tempe-based Cortez Coffee Roasters, which you can enjoy with a pastry or breakfast sandwich. Bring your pup and hang out on the inviting, greenery-ensconced patio or big, grassy front yard with picnic tables and Adirondack chairs. 

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Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Dallas

Check out one or more of these fun local fiestas this weekend.

Dallasites go hard for Cinco De Mayo. With several Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Latin restaurants in the city, as well as many places to dance, this year will certainly be a fiesta. We’ve put together a handy guide, featuring our top picks for celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Dallas. All throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, many hot spots will offer food and drink specials, live musical performances, and more. So grab your friends, hit the town, and celebrate the culture that continues to shape the great state of Texas.


4931 W. Lovers Lane (Dallas)

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy some of the best Latin cuisine in the city, prepared by the legendary Anastacia Quiñones-Pittman. Plus, check out the pop-up market, featuring goodies from local Hispanic and Latinx-owned businesses. Cookies by Chrysta, YuYu Cultural, Julz Boutique, Colibrì Panadería, El Mero Mero Elotero are just some of the vendors who will be in attendance. Los Gran Reyes will also deliver a musical performance.

El Chico

503 Interstate 30 (Rockwall)

May 4 and 5, all weekend long

Food always tastes better when shared with friends. At El Chico in Rockwall, guests can order a hearty platter of Mexican favorites – including chicken and steak fajita nachos, steak tacos al carbon, steak quesadillas, chicken Cascabel tacos, and guacamole – for only $19.99. El Chico will also offer drink specials, including the Raspberry ‘Rita and Mama’s Sangria Swirl, each for $7.50.

La Neta Cocina y Lounge 

2525 Elm St #175 (Dallas)

Noon to 5 p.m.

¡Vamos a tomar! The Hub’s Latin hot spot is offering some pretty sweet drink specials, including bottomless mimosas, margaritas, and Micheladas for $25. Guests can also look forward to $5 Mexican tea shots and $7 Patron margaritas.

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Henry’s Majestic

2303 Pittman St. (Dallas)

All day specials

In its new Oak Cliff location, Henry’s Majestic will offer an assortment of treats. Cool off with some boozy watermelon tajin pops for $5. Or, sip on a frozen Illegal hibiscus paloma or a Cazadores mangonada, each for only $10. Plus, Ryan Berg, who previously appeared on The Voice, will be performing two sets (noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.).

Mexican Bar Co.

6121 West Park Boulevard Ste RS-10 (Plano)

All day

Groove to the sounds of Mexico at Willow Bend’s hottest restaurant, Mexican Bar Co. Mariachi Quetzal will create that Latin ambiance, and a DJ will carry the beats into the late night.

Chido Taco Lounge 

6959 Lebanon Rd #123 (Frisco)

All day

Every hour is happy hour at Chido Taco Lounge, Frisco’s hottest new taqueria. This Cinco De Mayo, Chido will offer happy hour pricing all day. Specials include $5 house margaritas and a $9 top-shelf margarita, plus $5 Tepache beer and $7 Angelisco tequila pours. In addition to drinks, guests can enjoy queso and guacamole, each for only $5.

HG Supply Co.

2008 Greenville Ave (Dallas)

1621 River Run #176 (Fort Worth)

SH, 2980, TX-114 Frontage Rd (Trophy Club)

May 4, 7 p.m. to close; May 5, all day

All weekend long, HG Supply Co. is the place to be for Cinco de Mayo celebrations in DFW as they host Cinco De Derby. On Derby Day (May 4), beginning at 7 p.m., HG Supply Co. will offer specials on their Tres Generaciones top-shelf margarita, Tres Generaciones paloma, Cazadores ranch water, Cazadores margarita, and Modelo on draft. These specials will carry into Cinco De Mayo, during which the day will be stacked with piñatas and raffles, a live DJ, and cochinita pibil tacos and redfish tacos available for order on the rooftop.

Grandscape Texas

5752 Grandscape Blvd (The Colony)

6 to 9 p.m.

¡Vamos a bailar! Head over to The Colony’s hottest nightlife destination for an evening of dance and music. Move to the music of a Mariachi Band, then take in the amazement of a ballet folklorico performance. Close out the evening grooving to the sounds of a Latin party band.


1519 Main St. (Dallas)

Noon to late

Downtown Dallas’ Mexican favorite is taking to la calle, as UnoMas throws a traditional street festival. Over the course of the day, those downtown can look forward to mariachi bands, dancing, food and drink specials, face painting, and giveaways. And you’d better have your good shoes on because festivities continue all throughout the night.

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