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See What’s Brewing In Atlanta with Atlanta Brews Cruise!

February 26, 2013

Move over Colorado Rockies–there might just be a new beer capital right here in Atlanta!  Well, not yet.  But according to the folks at Atlanta Brews Cruise, Atlanta definitely has a lot to offer beer connoisseurs.   With 13 craft breweries in and around town, you can go cruisin’ for a brewsin right here in Atlanta with their unique interactive tour.

Although new to the Atlanta market, Brews Cruises have been around for a while.  In May 2006, founders Mark and Trish Lyons inaugurated Brews Cruise with mobile tours of Asheville, North Carolina’s fine craft breweries to help them “share their enthusiasm for exceptional breweries and leave cruisers with a better understanding of the creative process behind beer making.”  Other cities soon followed, including Denver and Charleston.  Having experienced the Brews Cruise first hand in Asheville, Sandy (an Atlanta resident) decided to bring the franchise to our area.  And so, another unique Atlanta tour was born.

So where does the beer tour stop?  You’ll get to visit –and sample– some of Atlanta’s finest craft breweries, including:

  • SweetWater Brewery
  • Red Brick Brewing Company
  • Gordon Biersch Restaurant and Brewery
  • Ale Yeah!
  • 5 Seasons Brewing

The next time you’re in Atlanta and looking for something different to add to your “Things To Do In Atlanta” list, try a Brews Cruise.  You can even make it an interactive Georgia gift for the Southern gentleman on your list.  Having visited the Coors Brewery in Colorado, I have to add that beer tours are fun, educational and interesting even for those who don’t drink beer, like myself.  The brewing process can be quite fascinating!

So, I invite you to to “hop” on board the Atlanta Brews Cruise to create lasting brewery tour memories.  Go Cruisin’ for a Brewsin’…”sweet and southern” style!

For more information on Atlanta Brews Cruise, contact (404) 384-6006, or email them at

Wedding Favors With A Touch of Georgia

October 15, 2012

Whether you’re getting married in Georgia or just glad you’re from the Peach State, Georgia theme wedding favors are a great way to personalize your wedding reception and spread a little Southern hospitality to your guests.  Here are our top picks for your petite presents!


Personalized Peach Preserves


Spread the love with peach preserves!  Personalized with a custom label, this peachy wedding favor will be a delicious addition to breakfast or brunch. With a variety of label styles and color choices available, the 5 oz. size is perfect for favors.


Chocolate Peaches


These delicious peaches are always in season!  Made of premium chocolate, each one is shaped like a bite-size peach and wrapped in elegant peach foil.  Presented in your choice of organza bag, favor box or clear cello bag, this wedding favor is absolutely peachy!


Peach Jelly Beans


For gift that celebrates the state and makes you feel like a kid again, these peach-flavored jelly beans are sure to be enjoyed by adults and youth alike.  Our Jelly Belly gourmet candies can also be dressed up in an organza bag or favor box to coordinate with your wedding color scheme. 


Georgia Mints


Peppermints from the peach state are always an excellent choice.  Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet powerful enough for refreshment on the go, they’re a practical wedding favor that will keep Georgia on their mind.  Add a sheer organza favor bag of an elegant touch!


Georgia Peanuts


Everyone loves Georgia peanuts!  Add a few to your wedding welcome bags or give them as wedding favors.  Either way, your guests will be nuts about them.


Delightful Duos


What’s better than one Georgia gift? Two, of course!  That’s the idea behind the Delightful Duos gift boxes.  Personalized on the outside with your choice of design, there are two Georgia food items inside for your guests to enjoy.  A great welcome gift for your out-of-town guest rooms, they’re affordable enough to be given as personalized wedding favors.

Peach Packs: A Fresh Pick for Your Georgia Gifts

March 16, 2012

ImageJust what you need at just the right price!  These Peach Packs really know how to say “Welcome Y’all” without breaking the bank.  At only $3.49, your guests will enjoy Georgia Peanuts, Peach Jelly Beans, an Atlanta Pen and Souvenir Post Card.  Packaged in a cellophane bag with bow, they can be included in your trade show, convention or gift bags or given as a fun Georgia gift.  Brides have even used them as Georgia wedding favors for out of town guests!

Sure, you could buy all the items individually and make it yourself, but why bother?  At such a great price, it fits into just about anyone’s budget and saves you the time and trouble.

Where can you find these Georgia souvenirs?  At Georgia Gifts For Less.  They’re just one of the many unique Georgia souvenirs, gifts and foods you’ll find on their website.

Three Must-Haves for Your Georgia Welcome Bags!

February 24, 2012

Whether you’re preparing for a wedding or a meeting, it’s probably one of the most asked questions for those planning events–“What can I put in my welcome bags?”  Well, if you’re planning an event in the great state of Georgia, we’ve got some ideas.

No matter who’s going to receive the gift, they’ll always appreciate something sweet, something to keep and something helpful.  Here are our top picks for each one:

Something Sweet:  Peach Jelly Beans

Who doesn’t love jelly beans?!  Even if you’re 100 years old, these fun little drops of sugar just have a way of bringing out the kid in you.  Infused with the delicious taste of fresh Georgia peaches, they’re the perfect size for snacking.  Georgia peach jelly beans also travel well since you don’t have to worry about them melting.

Something to Keep:  How To Speak Southern Dictionary

Sure, you could include a pen, magnet or key chain in your welcome bag as a Georgia souvenir to keep, but it won’t have nearly the impact of this tongue-in-cheek Southern dictionary!  Guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face, this fun look at our language will make even homegrown Georgia natives chuckle.  A fun addition to your welcome bags, it might even help those “Yanks” understand what the heck we’re talking about down here!

Something Helpful:  Atlanta Now Magazine

There’s so much to do in Atlanta, your guests will appreciate this handy guide from the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Filled with information on all the local attractions, events and popular destinations, they’ll find their way around town almost like a native.

Regardless of what you include in your Georgia welcome bags, be sure to choose a container that travels well or disposable.  Gift bags are the top choice for that.  Customize them with a bow in the color scheme of your event!

Park It In Atlanta: Free Activities In Atlanta’s Historic Parks

March 31, 2010

Just because you may be a little light in the wallet doesn’t mean that you still can’t enjoy a great getaway to Atlanta.  Whether you’re planning a trip for adults or children, there’s plenty to do in A-town that won’t cost you one Red-Georgia-Clay cent.  Just think, with all the money you save, you can bring back plenty of Georgia gifts and souvenirs!

Centennial Olympic Park

Originally a “gift” to the city courtesy of the 1996 summer Olympics, this downtown park has remained a gathering spot for visitors and residents.  With concerts, exhibits and even ice skating in the winter, there are always plenty of things to do there.  A popular attraction is the Fountain of Rings, art and walking paths.  The park also hosts Music at Noon every Tuesday and Thursday from April – October,  after work Wednesday WindDown from April – September and Family Fun Days on the Fourth Saturday each month.

Grant Park

Atlanta’s oldest park, Grant Park has a rich history and is surrounded by lots of trees just east of downtown Atlanta.  Sprawling over 130 acres, it’s home to the Atlanta Cyclorama and Zoo Atlanta.  Even if you don’t take in those attractions, you can always take in nature’s beauty on various walking tours, play areas and gardens throughout the park.

Piedmont Park

Located right in the heart of midtown Atlanta, Piedmont Park is a popular destination for Atlantans, drawing visitors from across the state and the Southeast.  With a staggering 3 million visitors each year enjoying planned entertainment, exhibits and walk-a-thons, it’s not uncommon to see people simply hanging out, skating, biking, throwing a Frisbee with their dog or enjoying the playgrounds and free picnic facilities. It’s also home to the annual Dogwood Festival.

Family Reunion Fundraisers That Sell Themselves

January 24, 2010

Counting down the days to your reunion and still don’t have enough funds?  Tired of putting your own money in to make the reunion a success?  Well, you’re not alone.  Many family reunion planners find themselves in the same place–big dreams and little cash.  Why?  Everyone wants to get together, but not everyone has any money to make the trip.

It goes without saying that reunions cost money, and in these economic times, everybody needs all the help they can get.  Making it seem like money does grow on trees, these easy family reunion fundraisers almost sell themselves!

Reunion CD: Filled with pictures from the weekend, selling a reunion CD lets them relive all the fun and family time when they view the pictures–long after the weekend is over.  Giving them more than just a family photo, it can include video, digital family tree, family recipes and pictures and costs very little to reproduce.

Keepsake Plate: Who wouldn’t want this beautiful display of your family tree as a keepsake family reunion souvenir?  Beautifully made, this porcelain family tree gift plate is personalized with your family’s information (up to 10 names) and is perfect for all ages!  They’re so nice, everyone will want to take one home and even buy one for those who couldn’t attend.

Pass The Plate: If you have a church-going family, have your church service at the hotel instead of church.  Most likely, there’s a preacher in the family, so have him or her bring the message and use the offering as seed money for the next year or a scholarship fund for the kids.  Voila! You’ve created instant cash flow without even trying.

In addition to being great fundraisers, the family tree plate and reunion CD make a great family reunion gift.  Let me know about any other family reunion ideas that worked well for you!

Atlanta On A Budget: Two Ways To Save

July 11, 2009

If you’re planning a trip to Atlanta or enjoying a “stay-cation”, here are two ways to paint the town red while saving some green!

Get an MVP Pass!

six flags logoFor just $89, receive admission to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Six Flags Over Georgia, Stone Mountain Park, and an upper box section ticket to an Atlanta Braves game. That’s about $18 per ticket and a 35% savings over standard admissions prices on these FIVE premier Atlanta attractions.  Get details and purchase MVP Passes through the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau website

Same Day? Save Big!

fox theatreIf you’re ready to dash in a flash, you can take advantage of these same-day, HALF-PRICE event tickets to many of Atlanta’s hottest shows through AtlanTIX.  Be sure to call the Underground Atlanta or Lenox Square Mall ticket centers in advance for event listing and availability. Call 678-318-1400 for details.

There you go!  Two great ways to do Atlanta on a budget.  Now that I’ve shown you how to save, you’ll have plenty of Georgia green left over to buy some Atlanta souvenirs to remember your stay!

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