Around the world.
West & Mill
What: A bistro (vintage French doors, white marble, fireplace, reclaimed wood bar) with European dishes (steak frites, pierogies, croque monsieur sliders) by Belgian chef Tom Leroy and cocktails such as the Atlantan Honey (bourbon, pistachio liqueur, and fresh lemon juice).
Why: Weekend brunch means honey nut crepes and quiche Lorraine.
When: Opens Sat. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-11 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.-midnight; Sat., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.
Where: 1000 Marietta St. NW, ste. 202, Westside (678-974-8953).
Topshop at Nordstrom
What: The coveted UK retailer’s clothing and accessories; limited-edition, Nordstrom-only pieces; and Topman for the blokes are at your credit card-holding fingertips.
Why: Celebrate the overseas arrival with an all-day soiree that includes gifts with a $100 purchase (while supplies last), stylists, beauty appointments, contests, and a DJ and snacks 1:30-4:30 p.m.
When: Launch event, Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nordstrom, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, lvls. 1 & 2, Buckhead (404-442-3000).
What: The 10 Degrees South team presents another cure for our South African cravings (ostrich sliders and bobotie, naturally) in a sexy, exotic space with the lyrics to “Africa” painted on the wall.
Why: Pick a bottle of red from the homeland or opt for a Safari Sunset cocktail (rye whiskey, peaches, and basil).
When: Mon., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Sun., noon-10 p.m.
Where: Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, ste. 1096b, Buckhead (404-467-4988).
Guerilla Haiku Movement
What: Your group (five to eight people chosen at random) gets a scavenger hunt, neighborhood map, and bucket of sidewalk chalk to paint the town in poetry.
Why: Engage passersby, document your work (one member must have a camera), and end at Wrecking Bar Brewpub for a final haiku-off with your new friends.
When: Sat., 1-5 p.m. (Arrive 12:30-1 p.m.)
Where: Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave., at 12th St., Midtown. Suggested donation is $5. Sign up at guerillahaikumovement.eventbrite.com.
Photo: Heidi Geldhauser for The Reynolds Group / Courtesy of West & Mill