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Authentic Living in the Heart of Atlanta

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FROM LARGER-THAN-LIFE MURALS TO TEENY TINY DOORS, ART IS EVERYWHERE IN THE ATL

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CONTENTS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 7 Editor’s Letter 9 LATEST

The newest restaurants, shops and other spots to arrive on the scene

Living 12 Shelter

A Morningside Tudor's cheerful upgrade

18 People

Jazzy Pawz's Andrea Richardson

19 Beauty

Indulge

Happening

28 Restaurant Review

41 Events

Duluth's healing Jeju Sauna

Pub grub and a show at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

22 Out of Town

30 Liquids

44 CAPTURED

20 Wellness

Get your workout on-demand

21 In-Town Escape

Oxford, Mississippi, old and new

Culture 24 Headliners

Adult Swim voice actress Amber Nash

26 Creators

Artist DL Warfield

Perfect holiday pairings

What to see and do when you’re off the clock

Traffic Tales

32 Fresh Bites

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How to stay fit this holiday season

Cover Story 33 Everyday Art

Murals, hidden gems and more in the ATL

Seasonal makeup for day and night

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n a warm morning earlier this year, I attended a preview of the High Museum's Andy Warhol exhibition, complete with a tour of the artworks by Jordan D. Schnitzer, the collector himself.

As our group gathered around a meticulous grid of Warhol's iconic Campbell's Soup can prints, Schnitzer's narrative turned to the topic of kids. One of the things he loves so much about art, he explained, is that, in a world where young people are subject to a constant barrage of communication, opinions and influence from TV, social media and the Internet, art remains a deeply personal experience—a haven, you might even say—in which the viewer is free to form his or her own opinions and interpretations. As someone who frequently feels overstimulated and, I admit, puts pressure on myself to accurately decipher everything from song lyrics to novels to art, Schnitzer's sentiments really resonated for me. That's exactly why I'm so thrilled to dedicate this issue's cover story to all of the surprising and unexpected places and ways there are to enjoy art in our city. Although that morning at the High was one of my favorites I've had here in Atlanta, visiting a museum or an art gallery is by no means the only way to enjoy art here. In fact, it's everywhere. It's in light-up signage, it's on the streets and the sides of buildings—it's even on the plates, glasses, coffee mugs and tchotchkes we so often overlook at our favorite local restaurants. Cooler yet is that, whether you pass by a colorful mural on the BeltLine or spot a scratchy looking sketch in the stall of a music hall bathroom, chances are, it'll mean something different to you than it does to the next person who views it. The idea is fun, and freeing. Whether you enjoy some of our city's more surprising art forms in the pages of this issue or go out and experience them for yourself (hopefully, you'll do both), I hope they bring a little extra color, joy and thoughtfulness to your life. Enjoy!

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Latest OPENINGS & ARRIVALS | STORIES: Claire Ruhlin |

BARK TAVERN Canines meet cocktails at Old Fourth Ward’s Fetch Park and Ice House

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ituated just off the Atlanta BeltLine, Old Fourth Ward’s latest tenant, Fetch Park and Ice House, serves as a 3,750-square-foot playground for both humans and their four-legged friends. The result of a partnership between former college baseball player Stephen Ochs and former Atlanta Falcons player Garrett Reynolds, the concept promises everything from dog-washing stations and onsite “bark rangers” to televisions and complimentary WiFi. Ochs, who owns a 100-pound dog, first conceived of the idea more than four years ago and brought Reynolds on board last year. “You realize that you get home from work, and there’s not really a middle ground between hanging out with your friends and having a drink or going to the park,” Ochs says. “Bringing

your dog onto a patio while you hang out with your friends isn’t always the greatest option, so I researched and came up with the concept of [a place where you can do both]." His idea evolved into a business plan comprised of two phases, the first of which is an off-leash dog park that opened in October. Boasting a fullservice Airstream bar, outdoor televisions and WiFi throughout, the park is accessible through $20 monthly memberships or $10 day passes. The second phase, Fetch Ice House, is slated to open in January 2018. The indoor restaurant, dogfriendly patio and rooftop bar will be free and open to the public. To ensure the safety of all guests, dogs must be spayed or neutered, and owners must provide a current vaccination record and sign a waiver

confirming that their dogs are not aggressive, all before entering the park. The area will also be lit throughout, a feature particularly useful during the short daylight hours in winter. “Now you don’t have to worry about rushing home from work to get to the dog park before it gets dark,” says Ochs. Ochs also took transportation to and from the park into account, partnering with a local ride-share app, Lymousine, that provides dog-friendly rides for Fetch customers. “We want people to hang out for football and basketball games and soccer games, which can last four or five hours with commercials. You can bring your dog and hang out without worrying about how you’re going to get home,” Ochs says. “The big thing is just being able to hang out with all of your friends— including the four-legged.” n fetchparkatl.com

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Gallery on Ponce The Atlanta Gallery Collective brings contemporary artwork to Ponce City Market

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f you’ve paid a visit recently to Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall, you may have noticed a mix of sculptures, paintings and photography decorating The Boiler Room on the second floor. These works are courtesy of the Atlanta Gallery Collective, a free and open-to-the-public pop-up showcasing contemporary artwork from 10 different area galleries. Curated by Spalding Nix of Spalding Nix Fine Art, the exhibition encompasses the breadth of the city’s contemporary arts scene. Featured galleries include Spalding Nix Fine Art, Whitespace, Tew Galleries, Hathaway Contemporary Gallery and more. “We’re looking forward to welcoming guests to experience some of

"Lemon," by Kyle Brooks

the best works from our city’s contemporary art galleries,” says Nix. “This will be a destination for visitors to learn about the local, diverse art scene through curated pieces.” Open through January 14, the gallery includes a flagship exhibit by Erik Tanner that features portraits of James Beard Award-winning or -nominated chefs and mixologists from the Southeast, including Hugh Acheson, Greg Best, Ford Fry, Kevin Gillespie, Asha Gomez, Linton Hopkins and Steven Satterfield. The full lineup of artists includes internationally known figures, such as New York City-based fashion photographer Landon Nordeman, as well as emerging Southern artists such as Atlanta’s Kyle "BlackCatTips" Brooks, whose street art you’ll find

peppered across the city. “The Atlanta Gallery Collective was curated with the intention that, in one unique space, visitors will have the opportunity to experience many exciting and different contemporary works of art all offered by Atlanta galleries,” says Nix. n spaldingnixfineart.com

Global Gusto Midtown’s Caravaca Market food hall serves international flavors and tastes of home

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tlanta’s latest food hall concept, Caravaca Market, opening in Midtown at 780 Peachtree Street in late 2017, brings a unique flavor to its operations. The brainchild of chef, television host and author Harry Pagancoss, the 5,000-square-foot food hall emphasizes international cuisine, as well as Georgia-made goods. With a television career focused on international food and travel under his belt, Pagancoss took inspiration from the food markets he had visited. “They’re a good representation of what the people in the area eat,” he says. “I wanted to bring that to Atlanta and do pretty much the

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same thing: celebrate the region, celebrate the city and then celebrate international foods.” Caravaca Market comprises five stalls: Provisions, Beer & Pizza, Wine Bar, Taste Bar and Harry’s Bakery Cafe. Provisions offers graband-go foods, as well as locally made and grown items such as soaps, candles, honey and olive oil. “The idea is for locals to have access to this Georgia-grown products on an ongoing basis,” Pagancoss says. Beer and Pizza will focus on international beers and pizzas or flatbreads from around the world. At Wine Bar, guests can choose from local, U.S. and international wines,

as well as an assortment of antipasti items. Taste Bar will offer international small plates. Harry’s Bakery Cafe is a renewed and refreshed version of Pagancoss’s former Miami bakery with the same name. Here, guests can expect organic coffee, Italian sodas, gelato and treats from across the globe— English scones, Scottish shortbread, Puerto Rican mallorca bread. The market will also host monthly beer and wine tastings and establish monthly themes that will showcase food and products from different countries and U.S. cities. “We want to be a community partner,” says Pagancoss. “I want us to be a gathering place to get honest food at honest prices, as well as a learning center for people who can’t travel or have access to some sort of new experience.” n caravacamarket.com

BeltLine Boom Third & Urban’s new, mixeduse concept brings brews, eateries, shopping and office space to the Atlanta BeltLine This December, the Old Fourth Ward welcomes the mixed-use development Common Ground to its former Western Electric facility. Helmed by Third & Urban, the developers behind Armour Yards, Common Ground will be home to two restaurants by The Diligence Company: Bazari Hall, a European- and Latin-inspired take on a brasserie comprising eight artisan shops: and Estrella, a rooftop Champagne and cocktail bar inspired by aesthetics from Miami and Paris. Also part of Common Ground is New Realm Brewing Company, a craft brewery by former Stone Brewing brewmaster Mitch Steele and partners Carey Falcone and Bob Powers. New Realm also includes a restaurant with a rooftop patio and BeltLinefacing beer garden. Visitors may shop from a rotating selection of on-site merchants; shipping containers situated on an outdoor platform will be repurposed to serve as pop-up shops featuring vendors from both the Southeast and beyond.

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SHELTER  n PEOPLE  n BEAUTY  n WELLNESS IN-TOWN ESCAPES  n OUT OF TOWN

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SOPHISTICATED COMFORT

Photos: Nathan Bolster

An upscale yet family-friendly Morningside haven

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Comfortably

Shades of white and blue keep the living room feeling fresh and timeless.

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See how one couple turned their traditional, Morningside Tudor into a family-friendly haven

Left: Jena loves spending time with her family in the kitchen.

n 2010, when pediatric orthopedic surgeon Nick Fletcher told his wife, Jena, they would be moving from Dallas, Texas, to Atlanta so he could take a new job, she wasn’t exactly thrilled. “Atlanta was not on my short—or long—list [of choices]. I’d driven through Atlanta several times. I thought, ‘I’ll never live there. That’s crazy town,’” Jena says, referring to the city’s size and notorious traffic. But when the couple toured Morningside with one of Nick’s Atlanta colleagues, Jena changed her opinion. “We really liked it,” she says. “It has a neighborhood feel, which is what we wanted. We could walk the kids to school. You don’t get that much anymore.” Initially, Nick and Jena, who is a stay-at-home mom, rented a house in the neighborhood. In 2011, the couple decided to buy and soon

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found what they wanted down the street from their rental. Set back from a busy street, the property includes an English Tudor-style home with a detached garage and small guesthouse in the backyard. “We bought it for the yard, the deck and the back porch,” Jena says. “We love our backyard. There’s no

slope, no hill. It’s not common to have a guesthouse and a two-car garage with a bonus room close to everything downtown.” On the surface, the 3,800-squarefoot home offered plenty of space for the couple and their two children— Ella, 10, and Henry, 9—and their two dogs, Winnie and Rausch. But the

Below: The front exterior belies how much space the house actually contains.

existing floor plan didn’t work for their family lifestyle. In the end, the Fletchers essentially gutted the first floor and redesigned it. One big room that was left of the front entry has been divided to create a formal living and dining room. To the right, a sitting room was converted into a guest bedroom.


Left: Jena designed an overly large kitchen where the family could gather and cook together. Below: The family room easily accommodates both the family and their dogs.

“I love this family room and being in my kitchen. I love that we’re all just in this room.” JENA FLETCHER

The couple put in a small, arched hallway to connect the dining room to the family room and kitchen. Also, in reworking the walls for the guest bedroom, they created a small foyer, something Jena wanted. The back of the house initially contained a dining room, half bathroom, two bedrooms and a full bathroom. That space now comprises the family room and open kitchen, which features a massive island and lots of large windows. “I love this [family] room and being in my kitchen,” Jena says. “I love that we’re all just in this room. We both cook, the kids cook in here, we all take part in it. The kids do homework in here. And I wanted to look at my backyard, at green space.”

Off to the side in what was previously a galley kitchen is a bar and home office area. Behind that is a laundry and mudroom. The couple started planning the project in 2015 with Dove Studio in Roswell, with construction starting in April 2016. During the renovation, the family lived in the room above the garage and used the kitchen in the guesthouse. They moved back into the main house in November of last year. When it came to furnishing the house, Jena chose pieces that are both stylish and comfortable, not to mention kid- and dog-friendly. The family room features a couch covered in a washable fabric from Pottery Barn. “I can vacuum it, wash it and

Jena created a formal dining room by separating it from the living room.

hose it down,” Jena says. It is wellloved by both family members and the dogs; in fact, Rausch is wellknown for taking over the couch, minus the back cushions. He doesn’t like them at all and wastes no time pushing them off into the floor. Jena purchased the blue living room sofas and the gray ottoman in the family room at Domestic Comfort near Ansley Mall, and she selected the dining table and chairs from Restoration Hardware. Most of the light

fixtures were purchased at Circa Lighting in Buckhead. For the foyer, the couple bought a 19-foot runner at Scott Antique Markets, which Jena then cut into shorter pieces, placing the longest part in the foyer and a second portion by the back door in the family room. The furnishings also include some family heirlooms blended in with the new pieces. Nesting tables from Nick’s grandmother are tucked in next to one of the living room

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couches, while her round table sits by the couch in the family room. Also in the family room, the side table by the wall came from Jena’s parents. Throughout the house, Jena used a color palette comprised of whites, grays and blues, although she admits she doesn’t exactly know why. “I like white a lot,” she says, adding that it gives a clean backdrop for pops of color such as pillows that can be easily swapped out when the mood strikes.

She also incorporated color using artwork. A majority of her collection is credited to her father, Florida artist John R. Briggs. One of her favorite pieces is hanging over the living room couch: It is a side-by-side portrait of one of Nick’s patients, a young boy before and after Nick operated on his spine to correct his scoliosis. Other pieces by Jena’s father include a Parisian scene in the family room, lithographs at the base of the

Right: Because the family spends a lot of time outside, the back porch was a major factor in buying the house. Below: Jena’s love of white overflows into the master bathroom.

staircase and in the guest bedroom, and a pastel in the mudroom. The complementing paintings in the foyer are by a neighborhood friend. And, not surprisingly, framed photographs of the couple’s children are scattered throughout the house. With the project complete, the Fletchers couldn’t be happier with their home. “We have a great property,” Jena says. “Three separate buildings on one lot in town is unique.” n

Jena incorporated lots of large windows in the master bedroom so she could enjoy views of the backyard.

DESIGN DETAILS Renovation/interior design

Dove Studio

1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, #740, 30076 770.552.3683 dovestudio.com Family room couch

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Circa Lighting

3078 Roswell Road N.W., 30305 404.233.4131 circalighting.com Dining table/chairs

Restoration Hardware

3030 Peachtree Road N.W., 30305 770.804.9040 restorationhardware.com Kitchen range and refrigerator

Thermador Builder Specialties Inc.

761 Miami Circle, Suite D, 30324 404.233.6131 builderspecialties.net Sun porch furniture

Lee Industries Nandina Home & Design

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Andrea Richardson glams up Inman Park’s furry residents with elevated grooming services | STORY: Juliette Cheatham | | PHOTO: Nathan Bolster |

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t first glance, it would be easy to assume from the myriad facials, massages, hair coloring and nail polish options listed on its menu that Jazzy Pawz is the place to go for a day of pampering. And although it’s a true assumption, there’s a catch: No humans are allowed.

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Richardson opened her doors to the pups of Inman Park last October and has been changing the grooming game ever since. A dream turned reality for the longtime pet lover, Richardson’s vision was to create a peaceful, relaxing and cage-free pet salon to pamper canines. Motivated to pursue her life passion by the sudden loss of of her mother and grandmother, Richardson began to notice an undeniable link between her day-to-day happiness and close proximity to dogs. Although unfulfilled from her career as concierge at

a luxury hotel, she found one perk that always brightened her day. “When clients would come in to the hotel with their pets, my face would just light up. All I wanted to do was play with the dogs,” Richardson remembers. Taking a major pay cut, she enrolled in online classes and became a certified groomer. “I spent lots of time practicing on my own dogs, as well as for any family member that would let me try out my skills on their fur babies,” she says. Richardson spent four years building a loyal client base and grooming out of her west Midtown apartment. “My clients travel from all over the city and the surrounding areas, so a storefront became necessary,” she says. Richardson set her sights on dog-friendly Inman Park. “It’s like

the movies over here. Everyone’s so happy and smiling with dogs, I love this area.” Inman Park’s high volumes of pedestrian traffic, especially those of pet owners with close proximity to the BeltLine, were ideal for a blossoming pet care business. After establishing a strict cage-free policy, Richardson turned her attention toward the quality of her pet care products. “I was looking to do something all-natural, so I started making my own cleansing products. That way, I could know exactly what was in them,” she says. However, crafting artisanal pet care products while simultaneously establishing a fledgling business proved too much to take on at once. After personally meeting the owners of a company that makes allnatural pet care products, Richardson felt she could focus her energy on dog pampering and grooming. “A lot of the pets I deal with have allergies, so using hypoallergenic products ensures the best results,” Richardson says. Although Jazzy Pawz does accept walk-in appointments for bathing, reservations are required for all other grooming services. “I strive to give my clients an exact time at which their fur babies will be ready for pickup, unlike the estimates at most groomers,” Richardson says. To maintain a functioning, cage-free environment, Richardson must strategically choreograph grooming visits based on canine-tocanine behavior, situational anxiety and any other behavioral issues her furry clients exhibit. Doorfront pickup and delivery pet taxi services are also available for busy pet parents. Pawdicures and paw soaks are among some of her clients’ favorites; however, nail clipping is not offered. Instead, Richardson uses a gentle grinding technique that she claims many dogs have less of an aversion to. As an owner who’s committed to personal oversight and quality customer service, Richardson says she won’t focus on franchising. “I strive for perfection. I don’t want to attach my name to something that isn’t the service that I personally guarantee and deliver,” she says. However, something Richardson does hope to pursue is an Atlanta–themed, airport gift shop for dogs selling jerseys, toys, leashes and collars. “People are always bringing back souvenirs for their friends and Jazzy Pawz coworkers, 245 North Highland Ave. so why not NE, Suite 225, 30307 for their 678.510.8973 jazzypawz.com fur babies, too?” n


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This season’s hottest day and night makeup looks play up your individuality

| STORY: Karina Antenucci  | PHOTOS: Erik Meadows |

Have you been applying the same makeup all year? It may be time for a change. And what better time to switch things up than fall and the holidays, when everything from the trees to your wardrobe is in flux. “For fall and winter, the direction makeup is going is all about freedom and self-expression,” says Keri Blair, senior artist for MAC at Ponce City Market. Here, Blair shows us what it takes to create two stunning, seasonal looks—one for day, one for night—that let your personality shine through in different ways.

Daytime Look: WASHED ALL OVER

Evening Look:

ICONIC EYE

Think: a warm, neutral color palette in peachy, terracotta hues and using a similar tone across the eye, cheek and lips.

Think: a super-bold eye in blue, green or purple paired with a neutral face and lip.

EYES: Play around with subtle washes of color—there’s no wrong way to apply your eyeshadow. Just see what works best for you, suggests Blair, who recommends the new MAC Pro Eye Palette in The Social Climber ($40) for its creamy, blendable texture in earth tones and burnt amber shades. Using a tapered hair bristle eye makeup brush, apply it on top of the eyelid up into the crease, or for a more daring look, take the neutral tone up to the eyebrow and underneath the eye, too.

EYES: Blair likes to start with a cream shadow, thick eye coal or paint pot, and run it over the lid as a base. Next, she presses eye shadow (use a brush or finger) in the same or a similar hue into the creamy-textured under-layer. This creates an intense color on the eyes and helps it last all night. One product to try: MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner ($17.50) in Ocean Liner, a deep blue. “It’s a fun way to step into color and embrace your free spirit,” Blair says. SKIN: Since this nighttime look has a bold eye as a focal point, keep everything else very neutral within your natural skin tone range. Add a little highlighter here and there to bring out your natural bone structure, Blair recommends. Use highlighter to play up a facial feature anywhere that your skin would typically catch the light. “This intensifies your look for the evening,” Blair says.

LIPS: Stick to a neutral lip. You can use a lip stain or lipstick by rubbing a soft lip brush into the color and pressing it into

your lips. “Don’t apply it ​directly from the​tube. You can even mix it​ with a little lip balm,” Blair suggests.​

LASHES: “Lashes are the ultimate beauty element,” Blair says. “If you are trying to do an androgynous look or prefer something not too fussy, no mascara is fine, but if you want to play up a flirty, sexy or intense look, mascara is the magic wand of makeup and one of the most transformative tools.” Blair suggests MAC Bold and Bad Lash ($23), a full-wand mascara that creates a “chunky, badass lash.”

GO PRO MAC’s 1,089-square-foot location that opened earlier this year at Ponce City Market is its first dedicated Pro store in Atlanta. In addition to its 300-plus products, the location offers various makeup services. Choose from false-lash applications, one-on-one lessons with a makeup artist, airbrushing, bridal makeup and more.

CHEEKS: Use the same or a similar hue as you did on your eyes on your cheeks, Blair advises.

LIPS: Move over, matte—gloss is back! Stains are back, too (like above). How glossy you want to take it is totally up to you. Blair suggests going for tinted lip glosses that offer a gorgeous sheen with just a hint of color for an effortless look, such as MAC’s gold-toned Lipglass in Nymphette ($17). SKIN: “There’s a movement away from matte into a dewier glow on the skin, even for fall,” Blair says. She prefers liquid foundation, such as MAC’s high-coverage Studio Fix Fluid ($29), but adds a few drops of MAC Strobe Cream ($33), which has shimmery micro particles of pink, gold or silver, that add luminosity to the skin. n

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ClassPass Vids The popular fitness app ClassPass, which offers Atlanta members access to a range of classes in the city, recently started featuring complimentary videos for subscribers that don’t count towards class or studio limits. Watch and partake in more than 100 workouts of different lengths across categories, such as yoga, HIIT, dance and strength training, from your mobile device or computer. classpass.com

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or some, getting to a regular fitness class is nearly impossible. Whether you pull long hours at the office, have a crazy commute, travel a ton for work or are a stay-at-home parent with your hands full of diaper changes and nap times, fitting in your favorite workout is often a no-go. The good news for all is that fitness studios across the U.S. are increasingly recognizing the need to offer options beyond their brickand-mortar locations, creating on-demand platforms for customers to access their favorite workouts online or on mobile devices, on their own schedules.

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“It’s all about convenience. With increasingly busy schedules, convenience is becoming more of a deciding factor for folks seeking new fitness routines. People are either strapped for time, or are looking for something that fits their schedule,” says Julia Barclay, director of strategy for Pure Barre, which has nine Atlanta locations including Virginia-Highland, Inman Park and West Midtown. Pure Barre is one of the first local studios to extend an on-demand option. A barre-fiend myself, I tried it out to see how it compares to its neighborhood studio:

Equipment Manager What’s a barre class without a barre? Turns out, the back of a chair or couch will do. And the weights, balls and bands some classes use as props can be subbed with a water bottle,

throw pillow and towel, respectively. Easy enough. I also used a yoga mat for padding on my wood floors for floor work like leg lifts, planks and crunches.

Video Vault A subscription gives you access to more than 30 hours of classes of varying lengths, from 5- to 60-minute workouts, mostly based on Pure Barre Classic, the studio’s signature class. Other in-studio options, such as Platform and the new Pure Empower, are not yet offered online. However, Barclay says a new class is being added each week, including more specialty classes, so there should be a wider selection soon. I tried to ignore the tempting quickies (great if you are in a time crunch) to focus on the videos that would mimic my “normal” 45- to 60-minute class routine.

Home Work What I found was that a Pure Barre class is totally doable at home. I didn’t need much space since the movements are quite contained, and it’s simple to follow along. I felt slightly less motivated to push myself as far as I normally would under an instructor’s watchful eye but gained the same sense of accomplishment, but without driving anywhere. The only real “con” with the On Demand platform compared to in-studio was the lackluster techno music. Typically, the music is one of the things I love most about Pure Barre classes—the killer playlists rock! Still, for only $29.99 per month (with a free first trial week), it’s a deal for being able to tighten up that tush and tummy, no matter when and from wherever you want. n ondemand.purebarre.com


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Above: The “rich” gold and silver sauna

K-Spa Day Finding serenity in a Korean public bathhouse—no passport required | STORY: Jaimee Ratliff |

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rowing up in suburban Atlanta, I’ve often taken my surroundings for granted, neglecting the hidden gems around town. As someone who regularly travels to far-flung locales, I tend to save local activities for “another day,” or opt to visit other states and countries for cultural experiences. But there’s one local spot whose allure I just couldn’t resist—Jeju Sauna, a traditional Korean public bathhouse in Duluth. It’s a 35,000-square-foot wellness oasis comprised of steam rooms, a heated saltwater swimming pool to promote health, a nail salon, kiln saunas, a food court, sleeping quarters and services ranging from scrubs to massages for those needing a little extra “oomph” in their wellness routines. Open 24/7, Jeju is the place where many go to soothe achy

muscles, detox and escape from the bustle of everyday life. So on a cloudy Wednesday afternoon when my own stress levels were at a record high, I decided it was time to escape up I-285 to give this massive spa a spin. Upon arrival, I paid a $25 entry fee that granted me full access to the steam rooms and saunas. I was also given a pair of tan cotton shorts and a shirt to wear around the co-ed areas, and a numbered bracelet. This number would track my purchases if I chose any a la carte spa services or dined in the cafeteria featuring traditional Korean fare. As I made my way to the women’s locker room, I was met with a room full of naked ladies and an overwhelming dose of culture shock. I quickly remembered that nudity is the name of the game in Korean bathhouses, and after a few minutes of hesitancy, decided to go with the flow. Stripped down to nothing, my first order of relaxation was to shower,

Below: Colorful stones in the Jewel sauna help restore the body and calm a busy mind.

Above: The steam Jade sauna improves the complexion, giving the skin a nice, dewy glow.

Right: Jeju Sauna is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

then head straight to the wet steam jade room to jumpstart my detoxification process, relax my tight muscles and reduce my stress levels. Next, I put on the linens issued to me upon entry and made my way out into the clothing-required co-ed area. There, an assortment of saunas lined the heated marble floors that soothed my aching arches with each step. I slowly walked by every sauna, carefully reading about the health benefits that each provided: The rock-salt sauna strengthens the cardiovascular system; the gold-and-silver sauna facilitates nerve stability; the jewels sauna offers healing and calming benefits; and the charcoal room removes built-up toxins by stimulating the sweat glands. Feeling like a kid in a candy store, I decide to try them all. After all, at the always-open Jeju, running out of time is never an issue. I chose to start in the jewel room, where I was surrounded by an assortment of colorful stones

such as amethyst and crystal. I spent quite a bit of time in each igloo-like room, often drifting in and out of sleep as sweat trickled down my face. By the time I emerged from the final sauna, five hours had gone by. My skin felt smoother from all the detoxification, and I felt lighter, with a sense of calming energy throughout my body. I lingered around a bit longer, partaking in a bowl of vermicelli noodles floating around in a spicy broth served up from the Korean restaurant. I slurped away as I thumbed through the pages of the meditation book I brought along with me to further ease my mind. Walking out of Jeju that evening, I felt recharged and finally at peace again. Mission accomplished. n

JEJU SAUNA 3555 Gwinnett Place Drive, 30096 678.336.7414 jejusauna.com

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OUT OF TOWN

Above: The Neon Pig’s Smashburger Left: Rowan Oak, the former home of literary legend William Faulkner

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Ole and New Diverse culinary finds and independent shops await in the Mississippi college town | STORY: Malika Bowling |

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s home to the University of Mississippi, Oxford might easily fall prey to the party-hearty reputations that plague many college towns across the country. But there’s much more to this city than Ole Miss football and frat parties. Besides a vibrant culinary scene, Oxford is home to quirky, independent shops and, at one point in time, literary legend William Faulkner. Less than a five-hour drive from Atlanta, it’s perfect for a weekend getaway. So pack your bags and let Oxford impress you with its unique way of redefining the modern Southern city.

a house-made curry slaw. For a posh spot, head to James Beard semi-finalist Saint Leo for upscale pizzas and pastas. Make an early-morning visit to Bottletree Bakery, whose staff begins baking biscuits, scones, bagels and bread for the day around 2 a.m. The Humble Pie, shortbread filled with sweet blackberries or the fruit of the day, is a must-try. For a heartier start, drop by Big Bad Breakfast for the Yardwork Skillet, featuring vegetables such as squash, tomatoes, mushrooms and a sweet potato hash. Add a side of the brûléed grapefruit—the candied top of the fruit is a crunchy, sweet complement to its tangy flesh.

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The name Snackbar might not evoke fine dining, but once you taste the marriage of Southern and Indian flavors from James Beard-nominated chef Vish Bhatt, you’ll be impressed. Think catfish bibimbap or Keralan fish with collards. Another spot, The Neon Pig, located at the corner of a strip mall, serves as part grocery, part butcher and part restaurant. Try the famed Smashburger, a blend of brisket, short rib and bacon. Or go for the Slaw Burger, topped with

Oxford Square, or The square, as it’s simply called, features the historic Lafayette County courthouse as well as plenty of clothing boutiques and specialty shops. Visit Neilson’s, the South’s oldest department store, open since 1839. Here, you’ll find boutique apparel, cosmetics and fine china, among other bridal registry items. Square Books is a popular spot for authors’ signings and the backdrop of the radio show “Thacker Mountain” that airs Thursdays at 6 p.m and features author readings and live music in the spring and fall. The show is

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recorded at Square Books and is free to attend on a first come, first serve basis, with no tickets required. Winner of both Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for his novels, William Faulkner purchased a home near Oxford in 1930 and lived there until his death in 1962. Today, visitors can tour the house, named Rowan Oak after the rowan tree that is a symbol of security and peace. The grounds are surrounded by peaceful trees, including eastern red cedar trees that were planted after the yellow fever epidemic that swept the South. (The cedar trees are not native to Mississippi but thrive there.) The property is closed on Mondays, except in the summer when it is open daily (admission is $5.) Faulkner’s grave is not far from his home, and it’s customary to have a shot of whiskey as a toast when you visit. Who says records are dead? Not End of All Music, tucked into a nondescript building that holds all kinds of musical treasures as well as a listening room. Trivia: The logo on its branded tote bag was designed by Atlanta restaurateur and high-profile fan Hugh Acheson.

Where to Stay In the heart of the town square, The Graduate Oxford Hotel pops

End of All Music gives audiophiles a cozy spot to sit and listen.

with bright, bold pink, green and blue. Sit a spell and enjoy one of the vintage books that line the walls of the lobby. Guest rooms are adorned with college memorabilia and vintage decor, but modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and luxury Malin+Goetz toiletries keep things pleasantly current. A stay isn’t complete without sipping a cocktail at the rooftop bar, The Coop, while overlooking the square. The bar’s decor comprises a funky mix of damask wallpaper, chandeliers and chicken motifs—a design scheme you’ll be happy to discuss over a delicious cocktail. n

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Amber Nash, star of the hit animated series “Archer,” is full of character | STORY: Karina Antenucci |

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tlanta native, actress, improviser and voiceover star Amber Nash discovered her “funny” in elementary school. “I was always a class clown. I was a chubby kid and found that the best way to make friends was to make people laugh,” says Nash, who grew up in Gwinnett County and now lives in Cabbagetown. Though she dabbled in plays in high school, Nash, 40, didn’t come from

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an artistic family and wasn’t of the mindset to pursue a creative track in college. She studied psychology at Georgia State, and during her university years, a friend took her to a show at Whole World Improv Theatre in Midtown. She instantly knew she’d found her thing. “I signed up for improv classes that very night, and it became my hobby throughout college. On the weekends, I would both see and do shows,” she says. After graduating in 2000 and working for the state as a social worker, Nash realized that acting was her

true calling and took a leap of faith to pursue it full-time. Most actors would have jetted off to New York or Los Angeles, but she stayed put. “I always promised myself that I would leave Atlanta, but I kept getting work here. Why would I leave a city where I have work for a city where I wouldn’t be working? Then this insanity happened [Georgia is number three in worldwide film production], and now it’s the best place to be,” she explains. Nash worked with the improv comedy troupe Laughing Matters before coming on board at Dad’s Garage

Theatre Company, located in Old Fourth Ward, as an ensemble member in 2004. A year later, she became the theater’s education director. At this point, the funny femme has taught, created, written and performed in thousands of improv shows. In 2007, she caught a big break, landing a voiceover gig on “Frisky Dingo,” an animated cartoon series on Adult Swim. “Becoming a voiceover actor has been a dream job. It’s actually an easy job because I don’t have to memorize my lines,” Nash says. “The toughest part, though, is that all you have is your voice. You have to get everything across through your voice—all of your intention that you’d usually use your whole body, costume and more for if you were a live actor.” When the same producers were casting for the lead voice of the fullfigured character Pam Poovey in the hit animated adult series “Archer” on FX/FXX, they once again turned to Nash. “I really do love the character so much. Pam is such a badass. She’s even become a sex symbol for bigger gals,” Nash says. She records each episode of the patriotic spy sitcom, which has been honored with two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Animated Series, in a Midtown studio. When things started to pick up with “Archer” in 2011, Nash left her gig at Dad’s Garage but still maintained close ties. Her husband is, in fact, the artistic director. “That’s another reason I had to stop working there. He was my boss,” she jokes. The duo, along with other members from Dad’s, have since produced a web series together called Hart of America on Dad’s Garage TV, and her performance earned her an Indie Series Award nomination for Best Actress—Comedy. “I wanted to do more on-camera work and went to my husband and said, ‘Hey, what if we did a web series that I got to star in, but I’ll fund it, too?’ He and his writing partner wrote the series, and we produced it together. It was all hands on deck for this scrappy little project. We shot it in seven days at a camp in North Georgia,” Nash says. Nash has just reached the tip of the iceberg on her acting journey. She dreams of one day having her own show, like comedienne Amy Schumer. “That would be like winning the lottery,” she says. n


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tlanta creative designer DL Warfield spends most of his days running the creative services company Goldfinger CS in Alpharetta. He’s a pro at creative direction, copywriting and brand innovation yet is also making a name for himself through pop art and patriotic painting. This December, Warfield will have an exhibit called “A Million Likes” at Westside Cultural Arts Center. The show will consist of pop art and famous icons, with a comedic or sarcastic take on how everyone wants to be star “Entertainment and vanity are constantly and forever shaping society every second of the day, especially with social media,” Warfield says. “A Million Likes” is just one of Warfield’s recent projects. While pop art entertains, Warfield has been painting different themes of the American flag in a collection titled “American Flag Remix.” He’s exchanged red, white and blue for

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Artist DL Warfield brings his art to the new Mercedes-Benz stadium and the Westside Cultural Arts Center | STORY: Grace Huseth |

other colors and mediums and has even blended in flags of other nations. “[The American flags] are like mission statements. Each is built on the foundation of the American flag, but the aesthetic changes based on who you are,” Warfield says. “That’s synonymous with how we are as Americans: We are built on the foundation of America, but everyone’s story and view is different.” When he started painting the flags in 2013, Warfield’s personal goal was to get into every professional and collegiate sports arena and contribute to corporate brands. Today, two works from the collection are on display in Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “It’s my largest artistic accomplishment in the fine art arena,” Warfield says. Warfield submitted samples of his work and concepts he wanted to create, becoming one of a select few chosen out of more than 600 applicants. One of the flags, “The United States of Rise Up,” speaks to the Atlanta Falcons; “United States of the Game that Unites Us” is for Atlanta United. The flags are displayed in pri-

vate suites, which means they aren’t accessible to all visitors, but Warfield says he’s proud that the new facility is focusing so much on the arts. “I think it’s amazing that [Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner] Arthur Blank and the others at Mercedes-Benz Stadium decided to invest in Atlanta arts. It’s not often that people make a connection between art and sports. Creating art about sports comes naturally to Warfield, who was an athlete in college. He went to Southern Illinois on a track scholarship and then transferred to Washington University in St. Louis for track and football. Not only did he win scholarships for both, but he was team captain and first-team All-Conference for the two sports at Washington University. “Football has been a passion of mine, whether I was playing or coaching it,” Warfield says. “Being an athlete gave me a competitive advantage as an artist. The advantage is that you couldn’t discourage me, and I would always try to prove naysayers wrong.” Warfield’s last exhibit, “My Boyfriend’s Black,” at Westside Cultural

Arts Center, was based on America’s views on interracial relationships, past and present. “I came up with the title because my wife is Italian, we grew up in St. Louis and we went through the ringer with our relationship, and yet we have been together since high school,” Warfield says. He made images of fictitious interracial couples he could see being together, such as Tupac Shakur and Audrey Hepburn, J.F.K. and Rihanna, The Notorious B.I.G. and Marilyn Monroe, and Bruce Lee and Serena Williams. Warfield says Dr. James Chappuis, the Westside Center’s owner, loves art, and the curation process reflects that. “The Westside Cultural Arts Center is willing to take risks,” Warfield says. “They don’t approach the artists in the exhibits by customer base, but by believing in artists and by showing their work. They want to create exposure opportunities based on liking Westside Cultural Arts Center what you see.” 760 10th Street, N.W., Visit dlwarfield. 30318 com to learn 404.561.9914 more about the westsideartscenter.com artist’s work. n


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Chef For A Night Catering serves hearty British pub favorites before night performances at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

urely, there’s a Shakespearean quote about not waiting 20 years to do something,” a friend said after learning that I finally made it to The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse in Midtown. I’ve wanted to go since moving to Atlanta in 1997: The assignment to write this review was the push I needed. I’ve now been twice.

There may be such a quote, but I don’t know the perfect one off the top of my head—maybe, “our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win” (Measure for Measure) or “men at some time are masters of their fates” (Julius Caesar)? An English major in college and former high school English teacher, I sincerely enjoy Shakespeare, especially the comedies. But planning ahead to get to a live theatre performance doesn’t align with my natural inclinations toward last-minute spontaneity. What’s more, my husband the biology major doesn’t share my enthusiasm for The Bard.

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The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, which has been in its current location since 1990, was built to encourage an active actor/audience dynamic as would have been common during Elizabethan times. The stage boasts a balcony—a Romeo & Juliet essential!—and multiple levels that are routinely put to good use. “The play’s the thing” (Hamlet): If you’re not interested in seeing a performance, there is literally no reason to come here. You can’t just eat and run—well, technically you could, but since admission requires the cost of a theater ticket, you may as well stay for the play or go eat somewhere else. When purchasing tickets, you can choose main floor, box seats or balcony. Upon arrival, you’ll choose a specific table in the purchased selection, which can be motivation to arrive early. Some seats offer a view of the stage with no obstruction, while others don’t. Some chairs are at a table, and others aren’t. You don’t have to eat; food is not included in the ticket price. Service starts 75 minutes before the show begins. It’s ordered cafeteria-line style

Shepherd's Pie with a Stilton side salad

| STORY: Hope S. Philbrick | | PHOTOS: Erik Meadows | in a space behind the main floor seating. Menu items are available on a first-come, first-served basis, which is more reason to arrive early. On our first visit, we had decided upon shepherd’s pie and chicken curry, but both were sold out. Our second choices of Cornish pasty and black bean chili were also sold out. We got our third choices, pulled pork sandwiches. The meat was hot, tender and generously packed into a bun that struggled to share the dinner plate with a big side salad of mixed greens and tomatoes. Cole slaw was an optional free extra, a sweet and crunchy sandwich addition. I would have liked more barbecue sauce, which to my palate was a just-right balance of sweet and spicy, but the play was about to start, so I didn’t bother. My husband did manage to find salad dressing packets at a station near the kitchen. Food service ends 10 minutes before show time but opens again during intermission for dessert and beverages. One square of chocolate cake was tender, sweet and big enough to share. On our second visit, we arrived earlier and got our first-choice entrées of shepherd’s


Left: The King's Supper Sandwich, served on a baguette, is loaded with roasted pork loin, apricots, prunes and rosemary butter. Right: Creamy tomato-basil soup is served with a slice of homemade zucchini bread.

Above: Satisfy a sweet tooth with a cream cheese chocolate chip brownie. Below: Hot apple pecan crisp is tempered by a scoop of sweet vanilla ice cream. The Cornish pasty—a pastry crust filled with ground beef, shredded potatoes and onions—is served with homemade ketchup.

pie and smoked gouda broccoli mac and cheese. The shepherd’s pie was meaty with a hefty, almost overpowering dose of black pepper. The mac and cheese was creamy decadence. Both generous servings were partnered with large lettuce-and-tomato salads. Apple crisp, available during intermission, is the most popular menu item; it looked tempting, but we opted for another round of Guinness. Chef For A Night Catering has been serving the Tavern since 1991 and prepares dishes from scratch using fresh ingredients. As befits the setting, the menu offers authentic British pub favorites. Specific options vary by production, rewarding regulars with variety. About half the menu is consistent year-round, including the popular black bean chili. All dishes are familiar, approachable and preparations are straightforward. Food here doesn’t require thought and analysis, which leaves your mind free to focus on the play being acted out in front of you. A selection of beer and wine is also available, and based on a quick scan of the audience, drinks are quite popular: Many couples had bottles of wine and/or pitchers of beer, which leads me to guess that

As befits the setting, the menu offers authentic British pub favorites. The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse might be second to Chastain in its ratio of audience members to gallons of alcohol. This makes sense: Alcohol can help make iambic pentameter easier to absorb. Shakespeare need not be intimidating: My husband laughed at all the appropriate parts of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). He also cleaned his plate. n

THE SHAKESPEARE TAVERN PLAYHOUSE 499 Peachtree St. N.E., 30308 404.874.5299 shakespearetavern.com Recommended: Pulled pork sandwich ($12), Mac & Cheese ($10.50), Guinness (16 oz., $5). Bottom Line: Chef For a Night Catering offers competent British pub fare at fair prices. The play’s the thing, but the hearty food is satisfying and alcoholic drinks pair well with the food and play.

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he best bartenders are consummate hosts. They've mastered perhaps the most vital part of their trade—making guests feel welcome, anticipating their needs and surpassing their wants. This is one of many arenas in which Beverage Director Kellie Thorn excels. Thorn is the guiding force behind the bars in Hugh Acheson’s restaurants, and you can typically find her slinging drinks as bar manager of Midtown’s Empire State South. Like many folks in the service industry, Thorn finds herself playing hostess even at home during the holidays. Each year she oversees a holiday dinner for friends who otherwise have nowhere else to turn, and the service she provides at this spectacular annual party will have you wishing for an invitation. These holiday dinners bring people from all walks of life to the table, and Thorn is conscientious of serving drinks to both complement the meal and appease a wide variety of palates. She provided us with helpful advice for how to pair drinks with a decadent meal in a way that is equal parts approachable and appropriate. “I think variety is the key, and Champagne. Most everyone loves Champagne,” says Thorn. And in general, she avoids turning the evening into a lecture on the merits of each drink poured, though

she’s happy to expound when prompted. “I don't really offer much explanation unless it's sought out. I like to keep it casual,” she says. It all begins with having something ready to serve the moment guests walk through the door. “I will typically mix up a batch of 50/50 martinis, and I keep a bottle of Fino sherry and Champagne chilled and ready to pop, but a pre-batched, seasonal punch can also do the trick,” she says. “Having drinks ready for your guests upon arrival not only sets a convivial tone, but it also allows you to continue your prep and entertain without appearing stretched thin. By doing all of your beverage prep and planning well in advance, you look effortless when guests arrive.” Typically, Thorn serves these preliminary drinks alongside a cheese A party-perfect spread

plate and snacks, and she’s sure to keep around filtered water, sparkling water and another non-alcoholic drink to be certain no one finds themselves excluded (not to mention dehydrated). Like any wise bon vivant, Thorn exercises taste when serving wine with dinner. For a typical holiday meal (or an atypical one—this year she’s planning on steak and lobster), she pairs reds and whites according to the kind of protein being served. In the case of poultry or seafood, she reaches for off-dry Riesling and Champagne, the latter of which she believes to be underrated for food service. “It's such a versatile food

wine, and it doesn't always get the credit it deserves,” she says. For red meat, she grabs a Gamay, a red wine that is interesting and complex but won’t steal the show and will instead make a perfect accompaniment. After such a lavish meal, Thorn is disinclined to serve dessert. Instead, she offers a little something to help guests begin digesting the feast they’ve just completed. She pours a cordial glass of Amaro Braulio alongside a shot of espresso. “It doubles as a dessert and a digestif,” she says. Even then, the night typically continues, and Thorn has one last go-to that she loves as a nightcap. “X.O. Cognac,” she says. “It's complex, special and deeply satisfying.” n

MASTER THE SIMPLEST CLASSIC COCKTAIL: A 50/50 MARTINI This holiday season, treat your guests to a perfectly made martini, just as Kellie Thorn would do it Makes 1 cocktail 1 part Fords gin 1 part Dolin dry vermouth Ice cubes Olive or cocktail onion, for garnish Stir gin and dry vermouth over ice. Strain and serve with an olive or cocktail onion.

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o you hear the faint sound of jingle bells? You know what that means: the holidays are around the corner. Sure, there are jolly times with friends and family ahead, but it also means tons of once-a-year treats—and for some, extra pounds. To help stave off those jolly jiggles, we chatted with Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, who you may recognize from appearances on "The Dr. Oz Show" and CNN. According to Moore, a resident of Grant Park since 2012, although we might feel like we’ve doubled in size by the time the holidays are over, we typically only gain one to two pounds during the holiday season. So, while you don’t want to ruin the hard work you’ve put in the rest of the year, you also don’t need to fret…too much, anyway. Here are Moore’s top six holiday eating tips:

1. Focus on the foods you really enjoy. “Not everything is good at the potluck,” she says. Don’t just eat it because it’s there. 2. Keep tempting treats out of the house. Seeing food can trigger you to eat it, and the old adage “out of sight, out of mind” is applied perfectly here. Did your neighbor drop off a tin of cookies? Take those sweets to work and avoid the temptation of noshing at home.

3. When you get to a party, survey the scene first before diving head first into the buffet. “Start with a plate of crudités and front load with the nutritious food,” suggests Moore. “We tend to go for the higher-calorie items, but try to get the lighter stuff, too.” 4. While you can’t “eat” this tip, it’s important to mention that you

need to watch your sleep during the holidays. “It’s a fun time, but very stressful. The social calendar builds up and wreaks havoc on the body.” Moore explains that a lack of sleep disrupts our hormones and triggers carb cravings. So don’t be afraid to stay in and get some Zs!

5. Sweet, sugary drinks are part and parcel of celebrating the holidays. While you might be tempted to sip on a peppermint mocha while you're out shopping, if you absolutely can't resist a dessert-worthy beverage, opt for something lighter, like a spritzer, at a friend's holiday party.

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n  Housed in an old railroad depot, Muchacho opened at 904 Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown in October. The '70sinspired restaurant by Lady Bird Grove + Mess Hall owner Michael Lennox offers poké, toasts, tacos and more.

muchachoatl.com Pastries and other bakery treats at Muchacho

Amped-up happy hour offerings at The Optimist

n  Happy hour at The Optimist just got even happier thanks to new, extendedhours—3:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. While you’re there, try one of the new happy hour offerings: think razor clams a la plancha with herbs, olive oil and bread crumbs.

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6. Don’t forget to exercise! It’s not a license to over-indulge and won’t counter all of the calories you’ve taken in, but don’t let the season be an excuse to not exercise, either. Moore suggests swapping out meet-ups with friends over food for walks on the BeltlLine or a nearby park. Atlanta only cools off for a little bit, so put the eggnog down and get outside! n

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By any measure, art is intrinsic to enjoying the world around us. From high-concept pieces that hang in art galleries to seen-on-the-street graffiti, it’s good for us: It helps—even forces—us to engage with our communities, and it rattles us free from our habitual indifference to what is all around us. As Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Indeed, it does just that, making us happy on our way to work and school, or someplace else in our daily routine. Most of us can’t visit a museum or art gallery every day, but, art is still all around us—on buildings, in restaurants and in hidden places you might not even notice. You just have to open your eyes and look.

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STREET SCENES MURALS BRING LARGER-THAN-LIFE MESSAGES TO OUR CITY’S STREETS

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The backside of Paris on Ponce is in full bloom thanks to artist Louise Chen, who goes by the name Ouizi. Instagrammers along the BeltLine can stand under the immense flowers looking almost insect-sized under the towering blossoms. louisechen.com

2. “A New Light Shines Beyond the Darkness” Brandon Sadler In August, Brandon Sadler, a.k.a. Rising Red Lotus, painted over his popular goldfish mural under the Virginia Avenue Bridge on the Eastside Trail. The new mural, titled “A New Light Shines Beyond the Darkness,” depicts giant koi fish swimming inside a circular black background. Sadler describes the new work as “controlled chaos where you find solace in the center.” Crowds are often seen marveling at the realistic fish, a reaction that makes this piece particularly close to Sadler’s heart. “My value gets placed on how [the art] makes other people feel,” he says. risingredlotus.com

3. “Fluorescent Hosea Williams” Fabian Williams

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Artist Fabian Williams, otherwise known as Occasional Superstar, painted a 60-foot-high glow-in-the-dark Hosea Williams on the side of Old Fourth Ward’s Studioplex. The civil rights leader and activist sports bare feet and his trademark overalls. A halo hovers above his afro, and Egyptian hieroglyphic script runs down the side, along with a key to help onlookers decipher its message. occasionalsuperstar.com

4. “Puddles Pity Party” Chris Veal To commemorate Atlanta entertainer Mike Geier’s run on the 2017 season of “America’s Got Talent,” where the 6-foot-8 entertainer sang in character as a melancholy clown called Puddles Pity Party, Grant Henry, owner of the quirky Old Fourth Ward bar Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium, commissioned a dramatic mural of Puddles Pity Party’s likeness. Artist Chris Veal accurately portrays the giant, frowning clown in a mural overlooking the intersection of Edgewood and Boulevard. sisterlouisaschurch.com

“Funky Buddha” Jake Llaurado

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Illustrator and painter Jake Llaurado is known for his “Funky Buddha.” He brings smiles to all those training their minds on the present moment with his Little Five Points version. Buddha emanates goodness, wearing flip-flops and flashing a peace sign to all who pass by. jel124.com


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1. Benito Ferro

Living Walls @livingwallsatlanta

Ferro’s illustrations and street art are chock-full of vivid color and humor. He sometimes uses blind contour to illustrate a room full of people, with just one continuous line for each person.

This Atlanta-based non-profit is dedicated to promoting public art, inspiring social change and activating public spaces with thoughtprovoking color and imagery.

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2. Mike Lowery

Alex Brewer @hensethename

Lowery doodles every day, filling sketchbooks with obscure facts, travel doodles, hand lettering and even the food on Buford Highway.

Also known as HENSE, Brewer paints with vivid colors, playful lines and biomorphic shapes in his contemporary abstract street art and commissioned works.

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Streetfolk artist Brooks is a lifelong Atlantan who spreads joy with whimsical creatures and funny sayings in his street poetry, murals and gallery and corporate art.

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GET LIT FROM RESTAURANTS TO BARS TO BREWERIES, NEON LIGHTS UP THE LOCAL F&B SCENE

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Bright glass tubes spell out “Fancy Service” at Midtown’s Bon Ton. The tongue-incheek sign is just the way the Cajun-meetsVietnamese joint rolls. It’s all fun and good eats inside the retro den. 674 Myrtle St. N.E. 404.996.6177 bontonatl.com

2. Le Fat Luminous scrolled script welcomes guests to the French Colonial Vietnam atmosphere within Le Fat. Caged bright pink glows against gleaming white subway tile at Guy Wong’s Westside beauty. 935 Marietta St. N.W. 404.439.9850 lefatatl.com

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Fixed above the main entrance of this West Midtown brewery is its white-neon logo— a jacket-and-tie-clad, fist-pumping gent presumably fresh off the clock—lighting the way inside the lively space. Once inside, neon-lit block lettering invites patrons to “Tie One On”—a nod to both beer-fueled revelry and a wall hung with the colorful neckware. 670 Trabert Ave. N.E. 404.352.7703 mondaynightbrewing

Double Zero To match the motorcycle theme of Double Zero’s bar, red-and-blue neon lettering by artist Mike Rogers above the restaurant’s banquettes reads “Vanno Velocissime.” Translation: “going fast,” like the main mode of transportation in Naples—as well as your Neapolitan pizza. A second piece depicting a motorcycle key, also designed by Rogers, can be found near the bar. 1577 N. Decatur Rd. 404.991.3666 doublezeroatl.com

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Little Trouble

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The cocktail emporium and noodle bar doesn’t have a sign directing you. A long, dark hallway leads to twisted tubes formed into a chic emblem. The ambiance is futuristic noir straight out of Sci-Fi. Just try to resist snapping a photo while surrounded by the glow. 1170 Howell Mill Rd. 404.500.4737 little-trouble.com


SIT, STAY, PLAY THESE WORKS INVITE YOU TO TAKE IN THE VIEW, TICKLE THE IVORIES AND MORE 1. Tiny Doors ATL The sprite-sized entryways are sprinkled around Atlanta, beckoning eagle-eyed art buffs to seek them out. Once found, there’s whimsy and wonderment in speculating what awaits on the other side. Artist and creator Karen Anderson impeccably maintains each Tiny Door and keeps us informed of new or refurbished ones via her Instagram, @tinydoorsatl. Sometimes, mini accouterments arrive on their tiny doorsteps: itty-bitty newspapers, books, plants—and tiny “Will you marry me?” messages. tinydoorsatl.com

2. Play Me Again Piano at Ponce City Market

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When you stumble upon a spectacular, primary-colored piano in Mondrian’s neoplasticism style while walking through Ponce City Market, it makes you want to play it—and that’s exactly what it’s there for. The instrument is just one of 88 Play Me Again Pianos positioned around Atlanta to inspire joy through music and art. Art teacher Theresa Dean painted this one, which is titled “Cornelius.” The scattered pianos will remain in place on a permanent basis, only to be replaced when they’re worn out. 675 Ponce de leon Ave. N.E., (Third floor, near bike valet) 404.900.7900 poncecitymarket.com

3. Atlanta Dogwood Festival 80th Anniversary Commemorative Sculpture Atlanta’s Dogwood Festival began in 1936 to celebrate our city’s blooming dogwood trees. Commissioned by festival organizers in 2016 to celebrate the festival’s 80th anniversary, this bronze sculpture made its debut in 2017. Sculptor Martin Dawe, who also created the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue at the Georgia Capitol, created the huge dogwood branch with giant blossoms. It serves as a bench, as well as a work of art, and it no doubt will be seen in many Instagram selfies. Piedmont Park 1320 Monroe Dr. N.E. (near Charles Allen entrance) dogwood.org/commemorative-sculpture

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Rainbow Crosswalk, Midtown During Pride Week in 2015, temporary colorful crosswalks were painted in the streets of Midtown as a symbol of unity and support for the LGBTQ community. This July, after thousands signed petitions advocating to keep the crosswalks in place, mayor Kasim Reed responded by having colorful, thermoplastic panels installed that are meant to last for 10 years. The brilliant rainbow crosswalks now add polychromatic fun when crossing all four ways at 10th and Piedmont Ave., the heart of the city’s LGBTQ community.

Take a seat inside this wood-and-plexiglass cube for a brilliant and colorful viewpoint of our city. “City Dreamers,” created by friends Tenay Gönül, an architectural designer for Cooper Cary, and Julian Quinn, principal at Pattern r+d, is situated along the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, South of Virginia Avenue (near Midtown Arts Cinema). Views of Atlanta’s skyline are framed by a chalkboard that encourages notes from visitors to the tiny oasis that was installed this summer.

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“City Dreamers,” Eastside Trail

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EAT YOUR ART OUT AT THESE ATL EATERIES, FOOD AND DRINK ARE SERVED WITH A SIDE OF ART

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1. Torched Hop Brewing Company

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The former Old Spaghetti Factory sat vacant for six years before co-owners and brothers Stephen and Chris Bivins transformed it into a shiny, art-filled brewery. Hop sculptures hang from the original tin ceilings, and original millwork frames the space. Check out the piece they created—a giant string-art map of Georgia that reads “Good Vibes”—while you sip their Hops-De-Leon IPA or munch on a mound of Wu-Fries. 249 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E. 404.835.2040 torchedhopbrewing.com

2. Bacchanalia The interiors of Bacchanalia’s new Westside location are sexy and chic, with textile designs sectioning off seating areas. Be sure to take a closer look at them, though, because they’re also individual pieces of art created by Sonya Yong James with intricately woven yarn and sustainable rope fiber. Although they’re decidedly functional, your eyes will enjoy the visual feast. 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. N.W. 404.365.0410 starprovisions.com/bacchanalia

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3. Better Half

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Chef/owner Zach Meloy said his wall-to-wall mural goes along with his restaurant’s theme. It depicts “goofy, seemingly pointless robots and machines, inspired by the cooking process,” Meloy says. “It’s definitely a conversation starter, with a chicken riding a snake, and a robot with a speech bubble that’s filled with a citrus fruit.” Act fast to see this version, because it might, like Meloy’s ever-changing menu, not last long. “I’m kind of addicted to constant change,” he says. 349 14th St. N.W., C-100 404.695.4547 betterhalfatl.com

4. Char Korean Bar & Grill At this Inman Quarter hot spot, artist Brandon Sadler’s succubus mural serves as a dramatic backdrop for the dining area’s sleek, grill-top tables. The wall is straight out of Korean folklore, depicting Kumiho, a nine-tailed fox, freely transforming into a beautiful, enticing woman who eats the hearts of those she seduces. 299 N. Highland Ave. N.E. 404.525.2427 charatlanta.com

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When Staplehouse shutters at the end of the workday, a garage door rolls down over the restaurant’s facade. There, framed in concrete and ivy, appears an image of John Candy’s “National Lampoon’s Vacation” character, his right hand raised in a stop-right-there position. Hand lettering by artist and signmaker William Mitchell reads, “Sorry folks, park’s closed. The moose out front shoulda told ya.” 541 Edgewood Ave. N.E. 404.524.5005 staplehouse.com


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QUIRKY KEEPSAKES FROM MUGS TO PENS TO MATCHBOXES, TAKE THESE TINY WORKS OF ART WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO 1. Tiki mugs at Bookhouse Pub Visit this bar with a subtle “Twin Peaks” them on Tiki Taco Tuesday and your ceramic cocktail vessel can accompany you home. Choose big-bellied Buddhas, pandas, lucky cats or sharks from which to sip your Mai Tai or Dark and Stormy, and the mug is yours to keep. 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404.254.1176 thebookhousepub.net

Ink Pens at Ticonderoga Club You would think a takeaway at Ticonderoga would be a pencil, but the Krog Street Market restaurant and bar changes its pens frequently in hopes they will be loved and scattered afar. Owner Greg Best

likens the latest orange edition to “the glove box of a ‘77 El Dorado.” 99 Krog St. N.E. 404.458.4534 www.ticonderogaclub.com

Free Art Friday

Koozies

Matchbooks and boxes

Ready, set, get hunting! Every Friday, Instagram users can search the app for the hashtag #FAFATL, which local artists use to lead the public on a scavenger hunt for creations they’ve previously placed in doorways, planters, windowsills—even MARTA stations. (We once found a piece on a restaurant’s patio railing.) Reply to the post with the hashtag “#claimed,” and the piece is yours to keep. facebook.com/FreeArtFridayAtlanta instagram.com/explore/tags/fafatl

When you order a beer at Midtown’s Empire State South, it comes swaddled in the latest koozie design. It makes watching or playing a game of bocce ball on the grassy lawn that much more enjoyable, and the koozie is yours to keep. Hampton + Hudson, Beetlecat and The Optimist also hand out too-cool-not-to-keep koozies. 999 Peachtree St. N.E. 404.541.1105 empirestatesouth.com

These tiny pieces of functional art are the finishing touch on a restaurant experience. Timeless bundles of matches are a brand extension of the business, as well as a souvenir from a special occasion. Kevin Rathbun Steak even has cigar matches for enjoying a stogie on the patio. 154 Krog St. N.E. 404.524.5600 kevinrathbunsteak.com

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CRAFT CULTURE THE INDIE CRAFT EXPERIENCE REVVS UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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ounded by crafters and entrepreneurs Christy Petterson and Shannon Mulkey, the Indie Craft Experience (ICE) boasts fall, holiday and vintage markets— held at venues such as the Yaarab Shrine Center, Colony Square, the Georgia Freight Depot, the Hudgens Center for Art & Learning and the Margaret Mitchell House—as well as pop-up shops and workshops at ICE’s Candler Park headquarters. ICE markets now host crafters, artists and makers from across the country, all of whom sell handcrafted or vintage products—everything

from clothing and accessories to home goods and perfumes. One of ICE’s more intimate events is Holiday Market Atlanta at Midtown’s Yaarab Shrine Center, a last-minute holiday shopper’s dream featuring more than 50 craft and vintage vendors. Though ICE holds a larger Holiday Shopping Spectacular market at downtown’s Georgia Freight Depot in November, Petterson and Mulkey realized they needed a December show to accommodate those still on the hunt for gifts at the eleventh hour. “We started thinking about those people, like myself, who work best

under pressure, as well as people who kicked it off at our November show and then needed to complete the process,” says Petterson. “It has a much more intimate feel to it. There’s more opportunity to talk with the vendors and visit every booth to find that perfect gift.” Held December 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the one-day market is now in its second year. In addition to craft and vintage products, guests will find local food vendors, a DJ and swag bags for the first 100 attendees, a signature perk at ICE markets. It’s this fun, personalized energy that Petterson and Mulkey hope market

goers will associate with buying handmade. “Our goal during the holiday season is to encourage people to buy handcrafted gifts,” Petterson notes. “We want to give shoppers ample opportunity to do this with a real emphasis on having fun. Buying a gift for someone should be a sweet occasion and not one full of dread and drudgery. When you buy handcrafted, your money is going directly to an individual who’s using his or her talent, time and skills to create something unique. That uniqueness makes the handcrafted gift you give exponentially more special.” n ice-atlanta.com

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EVENTS

BOUTIQUE DE NOEL

For 11 months out of the year, Westside Provisions District’s Le Jardin Français Boutique is a treasure trove of European whimsy, offering earthy-meetselegant florals, foliage and terrariums. In November, as Atlanta welcomes the holiday season, founder and lead designer MarieLaure Coste Dujols and her team transform the floral boutique into its annual holiday market, Boutique de Noel. Stop by between November 28 and December 24 and you’ll find the atelier enveloped in seasonal

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florals, decor and gifts, including custom garlands, potted poinsettias, handmade ornaments, holiday berries and wreaths made from natural materials. “From a young age, I was creating and designing with all these beautiful elements of nature at a nursery in France,” says Dujols. “During the holidays, I made wreaths, using a coat hanger as a frame when I was very young.” The trademark of her wreaths was the same as her current designs: organic materials that feel timeless yet unique. “My main theme in anything I do—whether

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it be boutique de Noel or my boutique year-round—is natural elements, and not bringing in anything that’s not organic or natural,” says Dujols. “They don’t always say ‘Christmas’ or ‘holiday’ because I make them out of olive branches or eucalyptus and different types of materials,” Dujols says. While Dujols employs this technique in its design work throughout the year, she is particularly inspired by nature during the holiday season. “Nature is more dormant, and there are things I like to bring to life from that dormancy, like buds of trees, lichen, mosses and pinecones,” she says. “Somehow, the holidays gather a lot of organic materials that last longer. I get all my inspiration from natures and the rhythm of the seasons.” Dujols’s latest project, Le Kiosque by by Le Jardin Français, opened at Ponce City Market in October. Visit the 130-square- foot space, which is located inside the east entrance to the Central Food Hall, for both custom arrangement orders and grab-and-go florals. n

PUP CULTURE FESTIVAL November 4 Grant Park Dog lovers unite at the inaugural Pup Culture Festival. Held in Grant Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the event features local artwork, dog-friendly activities and pet adoptions with PAWS Atlanta, as well as live music, food trucks and beer tents. Admission is free, and a portion of proceeds benefits the Top Dogg K9 Foundation that provides military veterans with service and companion dogs.

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CHOMP & STOMP November 4 Cabbagetown Think your family chili recipe is awardworthy? So do the teams and restaurants participating in Cabbagetown’s Chomp & Stomp Chili Cook-Off and Bluegrass Festival. The fun kicks off with a 5K, followed by a chili cook-off featuring tastings from community members and local restaurants. Pick up a tasting spoon for $5 to sample the contenders, and enjoy live music and an artist market of more than 65 local vendors. n

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VIRGINIA-HIGHLAND TOUR OF HOMES DECEMBER 2–3

November 11 Piedmont Park Honor Veterans Day with a 5K run, walk and motorcycle ride in Piedmont Park. Presented by Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a nonprofit benefiting veterans and their families, the third annual event raises awareness of injured veterans. Don’t miss the Motorcycle Honor Ride, a signature element featuring a fleet of motorcycles.

If you’ve ever hoped to catch a glimpse inside Virginia-Highland’s charming bungalows, you’re not alone; Atlantans have been flocking to the neighborhood’s annual Tour of Homes for 23 years.

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Presented December 2-4 by the Virginia-Highland Civic Association, this year’s event welcomes the holidays with tours of eight homes, ranging from a 1920s English-style abode to a renovated home that doubles as an art gallery and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places last year. “We try to reflect a lot of unique and different homes so our attendees can enjoy a variety,” says tour chair Robin Ragland. “We have

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some homes whose owners have made painstaking efforts over the years to preserve and update, and then we have some that are more modern renovations. There should be something for everyone.” A lineup of local restaurants will also take up residence in

each home to serve food samples to visitors. New participants include Cape Dutch, St. Germain Bakery and The General Muir. Proceeds from the tour benefit the civic association’s community initiatives. n vahitourofhomes.org

ATLANTA JINGLE BELL JOG 5K December 3, 2017 Midtown Celebrate the holidays in style at the Atlanta Jingle Bell Jog 5K, which kicks off at the Charles Allen entrance of Piedmont Park. All participants will receive and are encouraged to wear a Santa Suit, which includes a hat, beard, jacket, pants belt and jingle bells. Everyone who crosses the finish line will receive a candy-cane-themed medal. A one-mile fun run is available for children.

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Live Auctioneer Will Johnston gets the crowd fired up to bid on spectacular auction items.

FABULOUS FLING Edward Fernandez-Vila and Jeff Cornett with puppeteer Qate Bean

THE CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS CELEBRATES ITS ANNUAL FALL FUNDRAISER | PHOTOS: Randy McDow |

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String Fling 2017 Co-Chair Anne L. Cross poses with fellow board member John T. Chandler, Jr., and his wife, Gail.

he String Fling Gala was held at the Loews Atlanta Hotel on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

“Puppet Nouveau” was the theme of the evening, inspired by the art nouveau style and reimagined by event Co-Chairs Anne L. Cross and Mandy Mobley Li. A highlight of the evening was a “puppet serenade” of honoree Mrs. William B. Wylly, a long-time supporter and board member of the Center. Guests also enjoyed cocktails, a seated dinner, puppetmaking activity and live and silent auctions, all for the benefit of arts-infused educational programming for the Center for Puppetry Arts. n

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Allen W. Yee (Board Chairman) and Vincent Anthony (The Barbara and Bill Wylly Executive Director) with String Fling 2017 honoree Barbara Wylly

A group of attendees pose with a puppet.

String Fling attendees on the Loews terrace

Board Chairman Allen W. Yee with Amanda Walk

String Fling 2017 Co-Chair Mandy Mobley Li poses with friend Kathryn Kite.

A String Fling attendee makes a new puppet friend.

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