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New mom and Atlanta Ballet dancer, Christine Winkler, pushes her baby around town in a Bugaboo Gecko stroller.
The spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation specializes in maternity massages.
Ralph Lauren kids’ fall line
Back to school means Moms may find themselves in a tizzy for fall. Here, a mother’s guide to shopping, sipping and slowing down.
Elizabeth Schulte Roth | Photo: Scott Asano | August 27, 2013
You might recognize Atlanta Ballet star Christine Winkler from her standout roles in Twyla Tharp’s world premiere The Princess and the Goblin and Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. But the latest production keeping Winkler on her toes is new baby boy Lucas with husband—and fellow dancer—John. We checked in to see her fave local mommy spots offstage.
Best maternity ASOS maternity and Topshop maternity have really cute, on-trend clothing.
Spoil-me Spot Van Michaels has been my go-to salon for great highlights. I go to The Forum location because I love my colorist, Faith. [But] it’s hard to find free time with a 3-month-old!
Cocktail or Date Night I love the upstairs bar and patio at JCT. Kitchen for drinks with friends. It’s a great place to unwind, listen to music and watch the occasional train roll by. Another favorite for a good pint is Brick Store Pub in Decatur.
Nursery Best Pottery Barn is great for nursery items. A lot of the decor in Lucas’ room is from there. His bedding is the Taylor collection, and he’s especially fond of his elephant mobile right now.
Top Gadget The MamaRoo from 4moms is the most high-tech and fabulous device. It’s a swing that mimics the motion of being in utero. It’s amazing! I think 4moms should consider making one for adults. There is definitely a market for it!
Favorite Nursery Piece The Ryder rocking chair from West Elm. I wanted a rocking chair that has both clean design and a soft cozy feel. We spend a lot of time in that chair.
Go-to Restaurants Leon’s Full Service and Taqueria del Sol in Decatur. For a quaint, but delicious date night, we like Sotto Sotto or Floataway Cafe, and for the splurge special occasion, it’s Bacchanalia all the way!
We can’t think of a better way to spend some alone time before (or after) baby than these momcentric spa treatments.
The St. Regis Atlanta
Go for the 60-minute prenatal massage ($165) at the Remède Spa and stay for a made-for-mom mocktail by the pool. Need an overnight away from the brood? Check out the Rejuvenation with Remède package, which includes one of their luxe rooms, complimentary valet parking and a $200 Remede Spa credit. Rates from $475. Rate code SPAPKG. 88 W. Paces Ferry Road, stregisatlanta.com
Bliss Spa at W Atlanta - Downtown
Moms-to-be can indulge in the Great Expectations massage ($165) with Mama Mio natural lotions while newbies can recover with the Rookie Mom Rubdown with the Tight on Target rubberizing mask ($175) for extra TLC to those trouble spots that baby left behind. Both are 75 minutes, but you can lounge by the pool as well, so book the sitter now. 45 Ivan Allen Blvd., blissworld.com
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
Sometimes you just need a quick getaway and this Lake Oconee luxe spot has you covered. Book the 50-minute maternity massage ($145) or upgrade to an 80-minute indulgence complete with scrumptious body scrub ($215). Of course, the s’mores at the resort’s evening bonfire will definitely help curb those chocolate cravings. 1 Lake Oconee Trail, Greensboro, ritzcarltonlodge.com
W Atlanta - Buckhead
Snag the Oh, Baby weekend package ($1,800) for expecting parents. Think two nights in a WOW suite, 90-minute in-room couple’s massage, chef’s dinner delivered to your suite, “bottle service” upon arrival (apple cider, not baby bottles yet!), an Acura car on standby and a locally made Cinda B. Babe-A-Licious baby bag filled with lots of goodies. Sign us up! 3377 Peachtree Road NE, watlantabuckhead.com
We knew it was only a matter of time until someone grabbed the mini-chic momentum and launched a citywide children’s runway. The brilliant minds behind London’s alexandalexa.com (think Net-a-Porter for wee ones) wowed the Europeans with a Global Kids Fashion Week last spring and inspired the mommy set to jump on the trends for fall. We may not have a similar event (yet!), but our little Southern ladies and gents on the street will no doubt mimic this season’s looks.
Gold polishes up the pretty Roman dresses of Dolce & Gabbana, while red is the go-to color found in Gucci’s refined coats and Burberry’s signature tartan plaid.
We adore the impeccable style of Oscar de la Renta and covet the details, such as the cashmere top with the red bow, pierrot collared blouses and elegant velvet touches for holiday photo ops. Of course, if you’re still longing to get your tot on the catwalk, head over to Neiman Marcus, where the annual Children’s Fashion Show hits Lenox Square on Oct. 5. 404.266.8200, neimanmarcus.com