Sugar Coma Festival
What: More than three dozen cavity-inducing vendors gather under one roof for an afternoon of crowd-pleasing desserts like sweet potato pies and red velvet cupcakes.
Why: Vegan and gluten-free treats mean no craving is left unattended.
When: Sun., 2-6 p.m.
Where: Le Fais Do-Do, 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., ste. d, West Midtown (404-387-3027). Tickets ($25) online at sugarcomafestival.eventbrite.com.
What: New Southern rock-influenced shop houses more than twenty brands of jeans for men and women, Sky leather- and jewel-embellished dresses ($100-$400), and Salvage tops ($40-$100).
Why: Get all shook up over the pink and brown Old Gringo Elvis cowboy boots ($550).
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 56 E. Andrews Dr. NW, ste. 2, Buckhead (404-949-0068).
DECK THE HALLS
Holiday Decorations That Jingle Your Bell
What: Spruce up your digs with made-to-order garlands, snowflake mobiles, 3-D paper mistletoe balls, and a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
Why: No one likes a Grinch.
When: Before the first snowfall.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Sophie’s Uptown Opens
What: Go-to neighborhood bakery and cafe with a menu full of fresh sammies, light lunch bites, and sweets (apple dumplings, pomegranate antioxidant salad, chicken with wild rice soup).
Why: Owner David York is dedicated to homeless animal rescue and donates 25 percent of proceeds to the cause.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 54 Pharr Rd., Buckhead (404-812-0477).
H. Harper Station
What: The historic railway stop’s casual menu includes small plates (root vegetable salad), Southern staples (short ribs), and a massive classic-style cocktail list.
Why: The Buford Highway Artillery Punch (whiskey, mint, and green tea) is a mouthful to be shared.
When: Tues.-Sat., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 3-9 p.m.
Where: 904 Memorial Dr., Reynoldstown (678-732-0415).
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