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2005 Index of Winners

Best Host for Famous Visitors BOA Award Winner

Scott Reilly
SCOTT REILLY could remain content as the owner of the Retromodern home furnishings store and the city's foremost name in, well, all things retro and modern. But he takes his role a step further by working with the High Museum to bring to Atlanta some of dec-art's most notable experts and artists formore...

SCOTT REILLY could remain content as the owner of the Retromodern home furnishings store and the city's foremost name in, well, all things retro and modern. But he takes his role a step further by working with the High Museum to bring to Atlanta some of dec-art's most notable experts and artists for lectures and speaking engagements that educate design collectors and enthusiasts. Thanks to his connections, no less than the legendary, then-98-year-old Eva Zeisel (known for organic design in silver, ceramics and glass) and Charles Ray Eames (grandson of Charles Eames, great-nephew of Ray Eames, and champion of the family furniture legacy) have made an Atlanta appearance. The icing on the cake: Everyone who attends the lecture is then invited to Retromodern to view its corresponding exhibition and enjoy a glass of champagne.


See related:


- Consumer Culture: Best Eclectic Furniture Retromodern (Critic pick)
- Poets, Artists & Madmen: Best Museum The High Museum of Art (Reader pick)
- Poets, Artists & Madmen: Best Museum Makeover High Museum of Art (Critic pick)

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Best impression of Marc el Duchamp on a piece of public art BOA Award Winner

The Vandalizing of "54 Columns"
In 1919, French artist Marcel Duchamp decorated a postcard of the Mona Lisa with a moustache and goatee. For some reason, it became a famous work of art. We can only hope the same holds true for THE VANDALIZING OF “54 Columns.” The Sol LeWitt-designed series of gray cinder-block towersmore...
In 1919, French artist Marcel Duchamp decorated a postcard of the Mona Lisa with a moustache and goatee. For some reason, it became a famous work of art. We can only hope the same holds true for THE VANDALIZING OF “54 Columns.” The Sol LeWitt-designed series of gray cinder-block towers in the Old Fourth Ward is supposed to evoke the Atlanta skyline, but the bland cinder-block structure mainly provokes derision. In August, someone (perhaps inspired by Duchamp?) painted one of the towers Pepto-Bismol-pink. Local arts officials stripped the paint off immediately, but not before the exhibit, dour and austere on its best day, had a dash of fun. Viva la public art! less...

Best Intown Jogging Path BOA Award Winner

Lullwater Park
Emory University’s 185-acre LULLWATER PARK, nestled between Clifton Road and Emory’s Clairmont Campus, is home to a scenic lake, mature trees, and well-developed paths. Venture on the dirt trail that circles the lake, or take advantage of the paved path that meanders through the entiremore...

Emory University’s 185-acre LULLWATER PARK, nestled between Clifton Road and Emory’s Clairmont Campus, is home to a scenic lake, mature trees, and well-developed paths. Venture on the dirt trail that circles the lake, or take advantage of the paved path that meanders through the entire park. Lullwater, which is popular with students and non-students, joggers, fishermen, and those seeking a quiet place to read, is also home to Emory University President James Wagner’s sprawling English Tudor-style home.
Entrance on Clifton Road, across from the medical school. www.emory.edu.

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Best Local Do-Gooder BOA Award Winner

Clark Howard
WSB-AM (750) Weekdays, 1-4 p.m. www.clarkhoward.com

Best Local Podcast BOA Award Winner

Skepicality
Of the growing number of local podcasts — an MP3 file that can be downloaded into an iPod — we’re particularly fond of SKEPTICALITY, the brainchild of Roswell roommates Derek Colanduno and Robynn McCarthy. The duo offers commentary on urban legends and pseudoscience, such asmore...

Of the growing number of local podcasts — an MP3 file that can be downloaded into an iPod — we’re particularly fond of SKEPTICALITY, the brainchild of Roswell roommates Derek Colanduno and Robynn McCarthy. The duo offers commentary on urban legends and pseudoscience, such as the phenomena of attributing human traits to lifeless objects (McCarthy humanizes her black Jetta) and of spreading the myth that Earth was flat (Colanduno says scientists put the theory in textbooks to make religious leaders look “scientifically stupid”). The podcast, which has 75,000 subscribers, is regularly one of the top 10 downloads on iTunes, right up there with “The Al Franken Show” and ESPN.
www.skepticality.com.

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Best Local TV Reporter BOA Award Winner

Dale Russell
WAGA/Channel 5 Weeknights, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. www.fox5atlanta.com

Best Loft Project BOA Award Winner

Troy-Peerless Lofts
With so many lofts and loft-style developments going up these days, it’s possible to get picky. For those who are holding out for a reclaimed industrial space in a cool old building right where the action is, there are the recently renovated TROY-PEERLESS LOFTS. Part of the larger Glen Irismore...

With so many lofts and loft-style developments going up these days, it’s possible to get picky. For those who are holding out for a reclaimed industrial space in a cool old building right where the action is, there are the recently renovated TROY-PEERLESS LOFTS. Part of the larger Glen Iris Lofts complex across a side street from City Hall East (soon to be lofts itself), Troy-Peerless is a stand-alone, 1929, art-deco, former commercial laundry. Units have exposed brick, open floor plans and mezzanine bedrooms. And it’s only a short walk to a bookstore, grocery stores, restaurants, nightclubs — and the Atlanta police records room.
650 Glen Iris Drive. 404-685-9276. www.atlantaloftco.com.

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Best OTP Festival BOA Award Winner

Georgia Apple Festival
Make sure you show up hungry to the GEORGIA APPLE FESTIVAL just outside Ellijay, the state’s apple capital. The annual event, now in its 34th year, spans two weekends at the height of October’s harvest season. In addition to the obligatory regional dishes — apple pie, applemore...

Make sure you show up hungry to the GEORGIA APPLE FESTIVAL just outside Ellijay, the state’s apple capital. The annual event, now in its 34th year, spans two weekends at the height of October’s harvest season. In addition to the obligatory regional dishes — apple pie, apple butter, apple dumplings, and fried dill pickles — there are more than 300 vendors offering such mountain handicrafts as log furniture, birdhouses, blown glass and quilts your memaw would kill for. You’ll typically find local musicians a-pickin’ and a-grinnin’, and you might even find a peach, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Oct. 8-9, 15-16. Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds. 706-636-4500. www.georgiaapplefestival.org.

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Best OTP Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Mountain Park
Sitting on the border of Cobb and Cherokee counties, many of MOUNTAIN PARK’s 250 cottages were built in the early 20th century as summer retreats for Atlanta’s elite, who gave the homes names such as “Park-Ur-Carcass” and “Shack-Toe-In.” Designatedmore...

Sitting on the border of Cobb and Cherokee counties, many of MOUNTAIN PARK’s 250 cottages were built in the early 20th century as summer retreats for Atlanta’s elite, who gave the homes names such as “Park-Ur-Carcass” and “Shack-Toe-In.” Designated as both a wildlife refuge and a waterfowl nesting area, Mountain Park sits 23 miles from downtown Atlanta and is framed by rolling hills and two lakes. Residents now are doing their best to maintain the neighborhood’s charm despite infringing subdivisions, and Mountain Park’s recycling program and anti-pollution projects set an eco-friendly example for its neighbors.
www.mountainparklife.com.

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Best Overall Radio Station BOA Award Winner

92.9 Dave FM
WZGC-FM (92.9) 404-741-9393 www.929davefm.com

Best Person You Hate to Love BOA Award Winner

Neal Boortz
WSB-AM (750) www.boortz.com

Best Person You Love to Hate BOA Award Winner

Neal Boortz
WSB-AM (750) www.boortz.com

Best Place to Get Over the Fact that Your Landlord Doesn't Allow Dogs BOA Award Winner

Piedmont Dog Park
Located just north of where Park Drive crosses from Monroe Drive into Piedmont Park, the PIEDMONT PARK DOG PARK is where the city's pooches, from Great Danes to Pekinese, run wild. The 2.5-acre doggie playground also has a separate fenced-in plot for small dogs and puppies. The place is paradise formore...

Located just north of where Park Drive crosses from Monroe Drive into Piedmont Park, the PIEDMONT PARK DOG PARK is where the city's pooches, from Great Danes to Pekinese, run wild. The 2.5-acre doggie playground also has a separate fenced-in plot for small dogs and puppies. The place is paradise for dog-watchers - and perfect for Atlantans who don't have a Fido of their own to scratch that dog-owning itch.
www.piedmontpark.org.

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Best Quick Thinking by a Newspaper Reporter in Peril BOA Award Winner

Don O'Briant
People often wonder how well they’ll perform in a life-and-death situation. On March 11, DON O’BRIANT, a reporter at the AJC, found out firsthand. With alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols demanding at gunpoint that O’Briant climb into the trunk of the Honda Nichols wasmore...
People often wonder how well they’ll perform in a life-and-death situation. On March 11, DON O’BRIANT, a reporter at the AJC, found out firsthand. With alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols demanding at gunpoint that O’Briant climb into the trunk of the Honda Nichols was carjacking, O’Briant said no. Nichols pistol-whipped him. O’Briant stumbled to his feet and ran. Asked later why he didn’t obey, O’Briant said, “You don’t do that. You’re giving up any control you have at the moment.” O’Briant’s quick thinking may have saved his life, and gave us a glimmer of good news on an otherwise dismal day. less...

Best Radio Station For Boomin' Bass and 26-inch Spinners BOA Award Winner

WHTA-FM
For all your crunk desires, you can’t beat Hot 107.9. Riding in your old-school Olds, listening to everything from the Ying Yang Twins to T.I., Ludacris to Trap Boiz, the hotness factor is not so much boom-bip as it is beats to bump. WHTA-FM is probably the best place to hear tracks fresh offmore...

For all your crunk desires, you can’t beat Hot 107.9. Riding in your old-school Olds, listening to everything from the Ying Yang Twins to T.I., Ludacris to Trap Boiz, the hotness factor is not so much boom-bip as it is beats to bump. WHTA-FM is probably the best place to hear tracks fresh off the latest mix tapes, which makes sense since the station employs at least four for-real DJs. Although the somewhat contrived diversity in the station’s billboards for its “A” Team morning show may throw you for a loop, you’d be loopy not to have your radio pre-set to the all-the-way-to-the-right station.
404-741-1079. www.hot1079atl.com.

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Best Reason to Leave Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Traffic

Best Reason To Live In Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Gentrification
Flash back 15 years ago. The words “East Atlanta” described little more than the swath of land on the far side of Moreland Avenue. Freedom Parkway was nothing but a concept. Decent grocery stores were sequestered OTP — or at least way north of Ponce. Is the G-word really suchmore...
Flash back 15 years ago. The words “East Atlanta” described little more than the swath of land on the far side of Moreland Avenue. Freedom Parkway was nothing but a concept. Decent grocery stores were sequestered OTP — or at least way north of Ponce. Is the G-word really such a bad thing? GENTRIFICATION has brought Atlanta better nightlife, better shopping, better housing and a better approximation to a living, breathing city. With more planning — particularly regarding public transportation and pedestrian-friendly streets — and a little loosening up (we’re talking about the city’s un-city-like crackdown on nightlife), the next 15 years could bring an even more vibrant Atlanta. less...

Best Silly Class To Change Your Life BOA Award Winner

Jeff Justice's Comedy Workshop
During the past 15 years, nearly 1,400 Atlantans have learned the rudiments of stand-up comedy in Jeff Justice’s Comedy Workshop. Justice teaches students how to write and perform jokes and then sends the fledglings on stage in front of a packed house at the Punchline comedy club. The key tomore...

During the past 15 years, nearly 1,400 Atlantans have learned the rudiments of stand-up comedy in Jeff Justice’s Comedy Workshop. Justice teaches students how to write and perform jokes and then sends the fledglings on stage in front of a packed house at the Punchline comedy club. The key to comedy is being yourself, Justice insists, which sets some students on a mini-metaphysical quest. Graduates include Ron Lester, who starred in Varsity Blues, and our own columnist extraordinaire Hollis Gillespie.
404-262-7406. www.jeffjustice.com.

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Best Street Character BOA Award Winner

Baton Bob
That’s street “character,” not street person. Bob Jamerson, 53, may work as a florist, but he spends his free time trying to cheer up his fellow Atlantans as BATON BOB, marching around Midtown sidewalks in eye-catching costumes — wedding gown, prom queen dress, superheromore...
That’s street “character,” not street person. Bob Jamerson, 53, may work as a florist, but he spends his free time trying to cheer up his fellow Atlantans as BATON BOB, marching around Midtown sidewalks in eye-catching costumes — wedding gown, prom queen dress, superhero outfit — and twirling a baton with all the enthusiasm of a varsity majorette. Bob, who acts as Atlanta’s volunteer cheerleader by walking several miles every day, calls his character the “Ambassador of Mirth” and says he moved here last summer after realizing that the people of St. Louis didn’t really get his infectiously joyous shtick. Their loss. less...

Best Vestige of the Old South BOA Award Winner

Cabbagetown
In the 1880s, CABBAGETOWN was built to accommodate Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill workers. In the ensuing century, the neighborhood developed into an enclave of brightly colored bungalows and shotgun-style shanties — many with lopsided porches and junkyard art. Located east of Oakland Cemetery andmore...

In the 1880s, CABBAGETOWN was built to accommodate Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill workers. In the ensuing century, the neighborhood developed into an enclave of brightly colored bungalows and shotgun-style shanties — many with lopsided porches and junkyard art. Located east of Oakland Cemetery and north of Memorial Drive, Cabbagetown was home to folk artist Panorama Ray, who photographed the neighborhood’s barefoot and potbellied children, and avant-rocker Benjamin of the band Smoke, who dressed in drag and developed a beatnik mix of blues punk. Despite the recent razing of a historic building that housed the gallery and music venue Art Farm, Cabbagetown’s charm has survived infringing gentrification — and is still home to approximately 75 descendants of the original mill workers.
www.cabbagetown.org.

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Best Adult Videos BOA Award Winner

Inserection
1739 Cheshire Bridge Road 404-875-9200; and other locations www.inserection.com

Best Bath Shop BOA Award Winner

Bath and Body Works

Best Bike Shop BOA Award Winner

Outback Bikes
1125 Euclid Ave. 404-688-4878

Best Bikini Wax BOA Award Winner

Institut' DERMed Spa
The only thing more embarrassing than getting naked in front of a stranger is having pesky pubes sticking out of a cute bikini. Hence the reason we ladies regularly do get naked for a stranger when it comes time for a bikini wax. The usually uncomfortable beaver deforesting is painless and quick at medi-clinicalmore...

The only thing more embarrassing than getting naked in front of a stranger is having pesky pubes sticking out of a cute bikini. Hence the reason we ladies regularly do get naked for a stranger when it comes time for a bikini wax. The usually uncomfortable beaver deforesting is painless and quick at medi-clinical spa INSTITUT’ DERMED. We recommend a Brazilian (nothing left but a tiny landing strip) with Debbie Carroll, whose skills will leave you smooth and fresh in 20 minutes and include a plucking of any left-behind or ingrown hairs. Forget about bumps from shaving — you’ll be smooth sailing sans pain with this wax.
3726 Roswell Road. 404-261-5199. www.idermed.com.

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Best Budget Women's Wear BOA Award Winner

Loehmann's
It’s down to one store now in Atlanta, but give LOEHMANN’S credit for updating its selection to include some of the hottest brands for the under-30 set — Theory, Moschino, Marc Jacobs, Versace, D&G — in addition to the usual work clothes for career gals. It’smore...

It’s down to one store now in Atlanta, but give LOEHMANN’S credit for updating its selection to include some of the hottest brands for the under-30 set — Theory, Moschino, Marc Jacobs, Versace, D&G — in addition to the usual work clothes for career gals. It’s livened up its jeans section with Diesel, Seven, Mavi and other of-the-moment brands and, for those with a little extra spending money, the chain now carries Kate Spade bags and shoes. If you’re rushed for time, however, head straight to the back room: Everyone knows that’s where the best stuff is.
2480 Briarcliff Road. 404-633-4156. www.loehmanns.com.

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Best Buy Anytime Cuz It's Online BOA Award Winner

All you shy closet kinks can keep your dirty little secrets safe by shopping on INSERECTION's website. The adult fantasy superstore's site is easy to navigate and well organized with colorful pictures and detailed descriptions of its products. With a full selection of videos, DVDs, toys, accessories,more...

All you shy closet kinks can keep your dirty little secrets safe by shopping on INSERECTION's website. The adult fantasy superstore's site is easy to navigate and well organized with colorful pictures and detailed descriptions of its products. With a full selection of videos, DVDs, toys, accessories, magazines, lingerie, video on demand, and an Inserection dating site, you can shop in the privacy of your own home 24/7. What’s more, you get a free gift with every purchase. Just remember, you have to be at least 18 years of age to do it.
www.inserection.com.

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Best Cigar Store BOA Award Winner

Tinder Box
Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road 404-231-9853; and other locations www.tinderbox.com

BEST DANCE VINYL BOA Award Winner

Satellite Records
For those who didn’t know, SATELLITE RECORDS used to be an actual satellite, one of an East Coast chain of dance music vinyl stores. Now, however, Satellite is locally owned and operated, and doubly proud to be the shop around which both bleary-eyed bedroom DJs and transient transatlantic superstarmore...

For those who didn’t know, SATELLITE RECORDS used to be an actual satellite, one of an East Coast chain of dance music vinyl stores. Now, however, Satellite is locally owned and operated, and doubly proud to be the shop around which both bleary-eyed bedroom DJs and transient transatlantic superstar jocks can be found. From humble beginnings in the basement of Wish to its current Moreland Avenue storefront, Satellite has remained the spot for record spinners, or just to spin through to pick up flyers for the week’s hawt happenings.
421 Moreland Ave. 404-880-9746. www.satelliterecords.com.

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Best Doggie Daycare BOA Award Winner

Barking Hound Village Cheshire
1918 Cheshire Bridge Road 404-897-3422 www.barkinghoundvillage.com

Best Drag Wear BOA Award Winner

Junkman's Daughter
1164 Moreland Ave. 404-577-3188

Best Flea Market BOA Award Winner

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market
The crazy thing about the Lakewood Antiques Market is that, with its 1,500 dealer booths, you really do need the full three days that it’s open every month to see all that’s there. We’ve found beautiful antique buttons, gently used train cases, old apothecary bottles and enoughmore...

The crazy thing about the Lakewood Antiques Market is that, with its 1,500 dealer booths, you really do need the full three days that it’s open every month to see all that’s there. We’ve found beautiful antique buttons, gently used train cases, old apothecary bottles and enough vintage postcards and posters to decorate a whole house. And though the retro furniture and old-time armoires leave us wanting them immediately, we always find ourselves biting our tongue and making offers late Sunday afternoon, because we know that’s when we’re most likely to find a bargain.
2000 Lakewood Ave. 404-622-4488. www.lakewoodantiques.com.


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Best Flea Market BOA Award Winner

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market
2000 Lakewood Ave. 404-622-4488 www.lakewoodantiques.com

Best Gym BOA Award Winner

LA Fitness Ansley Mall
3232 Peachtree Road, Suite A 404-233-8311; and other locations www.lafitness.com

Best Head Shop BOA Award Winner

Junkman's Daughter
1164 Moreland Ave. 404-577-3188

Best Indian Pakistani Market BOA Award Winner

Your DeKalb Farmers Market
Cherians International Farmers Market 751 DeKalb Industrial Way, Decatur 404-299-0842

Best Intown Mall/Shopping Center BOA Award Winner

Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road 404-233-6767 www.lenoxsquare.com

Best Intown Spa BOA Award Winner

Dobel Salon and Spa
The trickling fountain and New Age music in its ultra-modern Buckhead spa are just the beginning of the soothing experience at DOBEL SALON AND SPA. Try the Desert Stone therapy, a Swedish massage coupled with hot stones, or the mineral-rich Italian Fango mud treatment to detoxify tired limbs. Other favoritesmore...

The trickling fountain and New Age music in its ultra-modern Buckhead spa are just the beginning of the soothing experience at DOBEL SALON AND SPA. Try the Desert Stone therapy, a Swedish massage coupled with hot stones, or the mineral-rich Italian Fango mud treatment to detoxify tired limbs. Other favorites include the cellulite-reducing Peppermint Sea Treatment and the Bacial pore cleansing (especially for men) to keep you clear of back-ne. Complimentary valet parking and refreshments keep the experience divine.
3365 Piedmont Road, Suite 1250. 404-264-1007. www.dobelsalon.com.

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Best Intown Tattoo BOA Award Winner

Black Cat Tattoo
An inky paradise of perverse pain and pleasure, BLACK CAT TATTOO is located in Decatur and attracts and employs a number of L5P regulars. An unpretentious location is the headquarters for the heavily inked carnival of artists with a head full of design ideas and bodies that serve as a fleshy canvas tomore...

An inky paradise of perverse pain and pleasure, BLACK CAT TATTOO is located in Decatur and attracts and employs a number of L5P regulars. An unpretentious location is the headquarters for the heavily inked carnival of artists with a head full of design ideas and bodies that serve as a fleshy canvas to exhibit their craft. The house rocks in many ways since many of the employees and customers are active in the rock and burlesque scenes. Nervous first-timers are welcomed into the easygoing, no-pressure environment with a helpful, and yes, quite colorful, staff.
1059 Oak Tree Road, Decatur. 404-636-0400.

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Best New CDs BOA Award Winner

Criminal Records
Can two music stores survive on the same street in a small hipster enclave? In Little Five Points, the answer is a resounding yes. Eric Levin has carved out a nice niche market for his CRIMINAL RECORDS enterprise, offering an impressive selection of domestic and import CDs. Oh, sure, DVDs, magazines,more...

Can two music stores survive on the same street in a small hipster enclave? In Little Five Points, the answer is a resounding yes. Eric Levin has carved out a nice niche market for his CRIMINAL RECORDS enterprise, offering an impressive selection of domestic and import CDs. Oh, sure, DVDs, magazines, comics and toys are available, but this is the place for CDs. It’s rapidly turning into a great venue to catch a wide variety of live music, too. Criminal hosts a ton of cool, stripped-down in-store performances for your listening pleasure. After the set, get the artists to sign — what else? — their brand new CDs.
466 Moreland Ave. 404-215-9511. www.criminal.com.

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Best OTP Hair Salon BOA Award Winner

Don Shaw Hairdressers
With locations stretching from Lenox Square to the Mall of Georgia, Don and Sylvia Shaw Salons have been keeping Atlanta's suburban citizens sleek and stylish while saving them the stressful trip intown. Reliably updated on cut, color and style techniques, DASS regularly serves up the hippest cuts butmore...
With locations stretching from Lenox Square to the Mall of Georgia, Don and Sylvia Shaw Salons have been keeping Atlanta's suburban citizens sleek and stylish while saving them the stressful trip intown. Reliably updated on cut, color and style techniques, DASS regularly serves up the hippest cuts but is always careful to meet clients' needs with a lengthy pre-style consultation (often using photos) to ensure that stylists give them just the right look. Esthetique, which offers spa services such as glycolic treatments, massage and seaweed wraps, make the locations one-stop beauty shops. less...

Best OTP Hair Salon BOA Award Winner

Abbi's Full Services Salon
885 Woodstock Road, Roswell 770-645-2270

Best OTP Liquor Store (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Minks Package

Minks Package Store 2565 Delk Road, Marietta 770-952-2337


Sherlock’s Wine and Beer 135 Barrett Parkway, Marietta 770-426-6744; and other locations www.sherlocks.com


Smyrna World of Beverages 4474 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna 770-431-9599

Best Photography Store BOA Award Winner

Showcase Photo & Video
Perfect for the beginner and novice shooter, and pretty good for experts, SHOWCASE PHOTO AND VIDEO SUPERSTORE has equipment and supplies for both digital and film photographers. Its selection of inks, instruction books, papers and printers push it well above the competition. Showcase’s selectionmore...

Perfect for the beginner and novice shooter, and pretty good for experts, SHOWCASE PHOTO AND VIDEO SUPERSTORE has equipment and supplies for both digital and film photographers. Its selection of inks, instruction books, papers and printers push it well above the competition. Showcase’s selection is bolstered by its nostalgic (or is it purist?) persistence to keep real, old-fashioned darkroom chemicals in stock. The staff is surpassingly helpful, friendly even, and the accompanying Showcase School of Photography can help anyone take their skills to the next level.
2323 Cheshire Bridge Road. 800-886-1976. www.showcaseinc.com.

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Best Traditional Furniture BOA Award Winner

Haverty's
4013 LaVista Road, Tucker 770-491-0536; and other locations www.havertys.com

Best Unexpected Wine Selection BOA Award Winner

Buddy's
When friends come to town, there are few things we enjoy more than taking them on a quick drive by BUDDY’S and saying, “That gas station has a great selection of wine.” We bring the skeptical in to peruse the shelves filled with bottles ranging from the aptly titled Cheap Redmore...

When friends come to town, there are few things we enjoy more than taking them on a quick drive by BUDDY’S and saying, “That gas station has a great selection of wine.” We bring the skeptical in to peruse the shelves filled with bottles ranging from the aptly titled Cheap Red Wine, to the crowd-pleasing bottles of Luna di Luna’s blends, and a refrigerator of chilled whites practically begging to be picked up for a cookout on the fly. Though the options tend to vary with every shipment, we’ve never found an occasion where we couldn’t stop in and find something to fit both the event and our budget.
1079 North Ave. 404-523-5414.

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Best Vintage Clothing BOA Award Winner

Stefan's Vintage Clothing
1160 Euclid Ave. 404-688-4929 www.stefansvintage.com

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