Weekend Spa Getaway Close To West Cobb

Now that spring break  has come and gone, and before all the spring and summer events begin, it is time to plan for some rest and relaxation. There are several options for West Cobb residents to enjoy a luxurious resort weekend spa getaway less than 2 hours away. As the weather begins to turn warm, it’s great to spend time outdoors. Imagine walking the grounds of some of the local resorts.

Here are some options:

Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort

Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
4021 Lakeview Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

For reservations & information, call 770-465-3297

Barnsley Resort & Spa

Barnsley Resort & Spa
597 Barnsley Gardens Road
Adairsville, Georgia 30103

For reservations & information, call 770-773-7480.

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa
6321 Highway 76
Young Harris, GA 30582

For reservations & information, call 800-201-3205.

Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens Lodge & Spa
17800 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822

For reservations & information, call 800-852-3810.

Legacy Lodge & Conference Center

Legacy Lodge & Conference Center
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518

For reservations & information, call 770-945-8787.

Reynolds Plantation

Reynolds Plantation
1 Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, Georgia 30642

For reservations & information, call 706-467-0600.

Spa at Chateau Elan

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
100 Rue Charlemagne
Braselton, Georgia 30517

For reservations and information, call 678–425-​0900, ext 41

Resort Lifestyle Communities

As Atlanta continues to grow, so does West Cobb. Resort living in a master planned community is becoming more popular as residents look for luxury outside the Perimeter. West Cobb offers several master planned communities, and two of them offer resort style amenities inclusive of golf, fine dining, and luxury spa treatments. These communities include:

And of course there are several other master planned communities around West Cobb with great amenities. Contact us to help you find something.

Check back next week for our article about home spas!

Beautiful Cakes, Cupcakes & Pastries Around West Cobb

It’s that time of year – graduation parties, bridal showers, Mother’s Day – and what is a party without beautiful cakes and cupcakes, or pastries? Growing up, my uncle owned a neighborhood bakery. So I was raised on fresh baked breads, beautiful cakes and OMG cookies! There was also a local neighborhood bakery in my hometown that made cupcakes for everyone’s birthday at school. Summer vacations spent in upstate NY, also offered an amazing bakery that made the BEST chocolate covered custard donuts (as well as several other yummy items), and sadly closed without sharing the recipe. The custard was so thick, you could eat it with a spoon. These were all local businesses with unique specialties and recipes that brought us all back for more.

Over the years, these neighborhood businesses were replaced with large chain stores which provide cakes for many events, and while their bakeries are good, they are not the same as the ones I visited growing up. Superstores became more convenient with one stop shopping. But what about when you wanted something unique? Not to worry, there are several places to get something special around West Cobb. Downtowns are being revitalized and small businesses are coming back. You can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee with a cupcake in Marietta Square at places like Miss Mamie’s, or Gabriel’s in Acworth, Cupcakes So Sweet in Kennesaw and others around West Cobb. Just follow along as people ask on Facebook, or ask neighbors, or better yet, check out the list we curated below of brick & mortar bakeries, as well as specialty businesses, some of which are cottage food businesses.

BRICK & MORTAR BAKERIES

CAKE & CUPCAKE DESIGNERS

These are the ones that create those amazing cakes from your ideas and photos. Each one has unique talents to help you with your cake and cupcake options.

*Cottage Food Business

CAKE DECORATING CLASSES AND SUPPLIES
Considering making your own cake? Michaels and Joann’s offer cake decorating classes. And for those more adventurous, there is Cake Art in Tucker, GA offering a variety of cake making and decorating supplies. I have been to this store and it is quite the experience!

PLEASE SHARE
Have you visited any of these businesses or used any of these designers? Please share your pictures – your neighbors want to know! It’s one of the great things about living in West Cobb. And if we missed any, sorry ! Just let us know so we can add them to the list.

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day Around West Cobb

Grilled Cheese sandwiches can also be known as comfort food. Paired with tomato soup, they are a lunch favorite throughout the US. It has even created a new crop of restaurants exclusive to this food favorite including Tom+Chee, The Melt, The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, and many more. Tom+Chee even found investor support from Barbara Corcoran on SharkTank. Foodies have taken the grilled cheese sandwich to a whole new level. But of course, there’s still the original. April is National Grilled Cheese Month and April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day.

History

Economics of food are responsible for several favorites. So it is no surprise that the modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the US in the 1920s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available. Over the years, it has become a menu staple in diners and many local restaurants. There’s even an entire website dedicated to the history of grilled cheese.

Grilled Cheese Around West Cobb

Grilled cheese sandwiches can be found on several local and chain restaurant menus including Denny’s, IHOP, Five Guys, and more. And then there are several local favorites offering grilled cheese. I am sure we missed some, but you can comment below and we will check them out.

Canvas Cafe & Bakery
724 Cherokee St
Marietta, GA 30060

Crooked Tree Cafe
915 Cobb Pkwy N
Marietta, GA 30062

Double Take Cafe
Marietta Square
34 Powder Springs St
Marietta, GA 30064

Gabriels
MARIETTA
800 Whitlock Avenue
Marietta, GA

ACWORTH
4271 Southside Drive
Acworth, GA

Jack’s New York Deli
168 Roswell St.
Marietta, GA 30060

Marietta Diner
306 Cobb Parkway S
Marietta, GA

Theo’s Brother’s Bakery
3625 Dallas Highway
Marietta GA

Tom+Chee
1200 Ernest Barrett Parkway
Suite 208
Kennesaw, GA

West Cobb Diner
3451 Ernest Barrett Parkway
Marietta, GA

Which one is your favorite?

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