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A weekend of sweets and treats!

Illy Chocolate Espresso Martini served in the sexy lobby lounge at Le Meridien Perimter Atlanta
Traveling In My World by Michael Andre Adams

With most minds set on sweets for the sweet, those who live the single life might take delight in a recent survey commissioned by Le Meridien Hotels that finds “Coffee trumps sex as the ideal wake-up call for more than half (53%) of respondents.”

The survey goes on to conclude information relevant to couples as well. In fact, 51% of respondents feel they could go longer without sex than without coffee and an overwhelming 78% would rather give up alcohol, social media or sex with their spouse for a year rather than forfeit coffee.

For the grown and sexy seeking above and beyond the norm of a great cup of coffee, a luscious cappuccino, or a boost of espresso, Master Barista Sonia Fernandez and her team of Barista’s at Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter Hotel, have come up with the Illy Chocolate Cherry Espresso Martini. With vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, cherry Pucker, half & half, chocolate syrup with dusting of chocolate powder and maraschino cherries added to half of a shot of Illy espresso to be shaken, not stirred, that warm and fuzzy feeling with a boost to keep you going--will be right along.

Illy Chocolate Cherry Espresso Martini served at Le Meridien Perimeter Atlanta
And while on the subject of coffee, Fernandez reminds:

Coffee separates after two hours so discard
Store coffee in an air tight container at room temperature
Once beans are exposed to air, use within a week
Pay attention to packaging for maximum freshness. Opt for air tight seals.
Look for a local roaster. Think deli versus packaged lunch meat: Which would you prefer?
“The bottom line,” says Fernandez, relative to the quest for a good cup of coffee, “is all about preference. Are you in it for a caffeine buzz or do you want a taste experience?”

A Sweet Shoe-In

Face it, women like sweets and love shoes. Enter Cupcake Stiletto. Located just outside of Los Angeles, at the Westfield Topanga Mall, this ingenious idea is the brainchild of longtime boyfriend-girlfriend couple Alicia Worthy and Kadis Spriggs. Together they’ve assembled fashion with good taste to create a line of all organic of cupcakes—both petite and full size, with footwear in a one stop shop.

Organically made from scratch cupcakes and shoe order salon-Cupcake Stiletto..A girl's dream!
Featured flavors include Caramel Apple with dulce de leche filling and frosting; Vanilla Bean; "Is that Velvet" red velvet; Chocolate Espresso with chocolate cake, a ganache center, espresso frosting; Chocolate Ganache with malted chocolate frosting; Cookies n Cream; Italian Lemon Gelato and more.

Best of all, both the cupcakes and shoes ship nationwide!

The Perfect Date Night

Back in the day, bowling was a rather mundane, all American hobby for boring adults or adults with kids. But in 2014, regardless of your age, Stars and Strikes, in Sandy Springs, Georgia, a suburb on the immediate outskirt of the city of Atlanta—has changed the game. This place is a haven of fun for couples and singles out on a date.

For the "grown and sexy" at Stars and Strikes, in Sandy Springs, GA.

With a full on arcade, a multi-level Lazer Tag Maze, a full service restaurant and totally separate, dimly lit lanes adorned in sexy neon lights and a full service bar for the grown and sexy, this place is a hot spot for date night.

Guy will love the assortment of wings fried to stand alone as delicious fried chicken flavors such as lemon pepper and barbecue, or traditional hot style at various levels of heat. A moist and savory turkey burger with gorgonzola served on a moist bun, an assortment of flat breads and a host of other fun food specialty items are served in the adult only area via wait staff, as are cocktails while you bowl. And being brand new, they have the coolest bowling shoes you’ve ever seen. But before you go, split a piece of raspberry cheesecake to get your sweetheart in the mood—just in case he/she lost the bowling match.

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