Preserving Place in the Westside Provision District has an in-house kitchen for cooking classes.

Preserving Place (preservingplace.com) is now open at 1170 Howell Mill Road in the Westside Provisions District offering house-made products such as Lemon Tomato Jam, Bread & Butter Pickle Relish, Catsup +, and Pickled Peaches, as well as other artisanal products including Doux South organic pickles, Beautiful Briny Sea salts, and Ancesserie letterpress goods and gifts. The shop also has an in-house kitchen and will be offering cooking classes.

Sören Salon (sorensalon.com), 3229 Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead, has been named one of Elle magazine’s Top 100 Hair Salons in the US for the third year in a row.

Charline Werner has been named executive director of the French American Chamber of Commerce (facc-atlanta.com) for the Southeast and Atlanta. The chamber promotes and facilitates business relations between France and the southeast region, including Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Bridge Boutique (bridgeboutique.com) has opened a new location – the original is in Virginia Highland – at 3802 Roswell Road. The shop offers women’s clothing, accessories and gift items.

Value Orators ToastMasters Club in Decatur is seeking new members. Help hone your business skills by becoming a better public speaker. For more information, call (770) 377-7963 or email Ltgibson00@gmail.com.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.