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Volume 19 Number 3 2013

Schwartz Center Tour of Kitchens Turns 10

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Dianne Reeves at The Rialto & more from Atlanta PlanIt p. 18

Phoenix Flies marks 10th Anniversary p. 4

23rd annual American Craft Council Show returns p. 17

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It’s likely you’ve see some familiar faces, like the ones below, each month in INtown. Our writers are your neighbors. They live, work and play Intown and they write their interests and they vary giving the articles and profiles unique personality – from history to fatherhood. Tim Sullivan’s new column (so funny!) is called TimmyDaddy, see page 7. Sydia Bell, our intern turned freelance writer, features a topic she’s passionate about, the KIPP School expansion, on page 11. Patrick Dennis always makes me smile with his column, The Thinking Artist, page 23. Mainly, I’d just like to say thank you to all of the people who pitch-in to create INtown each month.

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Phoenix Flies ............................................4 A Look Back .............................................5 Street Fashion ..........................................6 TimmyDaddy ...........................................7 Grady Writing Center ................................8 Summer Camps .....................................10 KIPP Strive ..............................................11 Pets.........................................................12 Health & Wellness ..................................14

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Craft Council Show ................................17 Atlanta PlanIt ..........................................18 Intown Datebook ....................................20 Francophonie Festival ............................22 The Thinking Artist ..................................23

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NEWS YOU CAN EAT New Restaurants ....................................28 Quick Bites .............................................29 Breakfast Recipe ....................................30

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EDITOR’S LETTER Collin Kelley March has always been a strange, transitional month for me; not quite winter, not quite spring and not much going on. However, this March seems to be bursting at the seams with events and activities. The Phoenix Flies tour of historic sites is going to be huge this year to mark the 10th anniversary of the annual event. If you love history and are interested in Atlanta’s roots, check out the story on page 4 and be sure to visit atlantapreservationcenter.com to see the full program of events. If you’re a foodie, then put on your eatin’ bib and belly up to the table because there are new restaurants galore that have recently opened or coming in the next couple of months. Gunshow and Saltyard both sound like intriguing dining experiences, so I’ve added them to my list. You can see the full round-up starting on page 28. Speaking of eating, the Junior League Tour of Kitchens will make you hungry not only

for food but to renovate your space. The tour is marking its 16th birthday and will feature kitchens of all sizes as well as chefs from some of Intown’s best restaurants cooking up samples for you to try along the way. Visit page 35 for details. If you get out to one art event this month, make sure it’s Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting at the High Museum. I attended the press opening with friend and poet Julie Bloemeke (you can read her review of the show at AtlantaINtownPaper.com) and was blown away by the depth and breadth of the exhibition. Kahlo is one of my favorite artists and I’d seen very little of her work in person, so seeing “Broken Column” and “My Dress Hangs Here” up close was a surreal experience. The exhibition continues through May 12. While you’re reading the March issue, we’re already at work on our 7th annual Green Issue coming in April. We’re going to be featuring “green homes” in Atlanta, and want photos of your eco-friendly designed dwelling. Send your photos to me at collin@ atlantaintownpaper.com and you might see your home in next month’s INtown. collin@atlantaintownpaper.com


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IN the Neighborhood FEATURES, NEWS & EVENTS

A DECADE OF HISTORY Phoenix Flies celebrates milestone with 16 days of tours By Collin Kelley, Editor The Atlanta Preservation Center is making history of its own this month with the Decennial Phoenix Flies: A City-Wide Celebration of Living Landmarks from March 9-24. This unique celebration of Atlanta’s historic assets will present more than 200 free events in 16 days. These events include walking tours, guided tours, bicycle tours, performances and exhibits at more than 80 sites


significant to Atlanta’s historic and cultural fabric. APC’s Carolyn McLaughlin said there are 13 new preservation partners and an opportunity to showcase The Wren’s Nest landmarks like Downtown’s Healey Building, which is marking its 100th anniversary, and the Cyclorama in Grant Park, which is deteriorating and facing an uncertain future. “We’re amazed that we’ve reached 204 events and art photographers have made images of the sites presented 70 partners,” McLaughlin said. “This is going to be our during Phoenix Flies. biggest Phoenix Flies yet.” Notable 10 year partners include the Atlanta Some other highlights of this year’s tours include the History Center, the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, Rialto Center for the Performing Arts and Balzer Theatre, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Historic Oakland which was formerly Herren’s restaurant (the first to Foundation and the Georgia Trust for Historic desegregate in 1962) and now home to Theatrical Outfit. Preservation. New partners for the decennial include The in-progress Ponce City Market will offer more tours Atlanta International School, Black Mecca of the South and there will be a bike tour along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Tours, Bass Lofts and River Line Historic Area. Eastside Trail from Inman Park to Piedmont Park. APC created Phoenix Flies to commemorate the Also to mark the 10th anniversary, the APC is 25th anniversary of saving the Fox Theatre, an event that introducing official tours of its home, the LP Grant started the preservation movement in Atlanta. During Mansion, and has commissioned a major photography its history the event has presented upwards of 775 events project. Once considered Atlanta’s most endangered and provided more that 15,000 free opportunities for historic building, the circa-1856 mansion was purchased individuals to experience Atlanta’s rich history. For more, by APC in 2001 and has undergone extensive stabilization and reconstruction. The mansion’s Drawing Room Gallery visit atlantapreservationcenter.com will host an exhibition for the Phoenix Flies Anniversary For more, visit atlantapreservationcenter.com Photography Project. For this project, eight Atlanta fine

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A Look Back Ann Taylor Boutwell March 1, 1992: Georgia Women of Achievement (GWA) held its first induction ceremony at Wesleyan College in Macon. Recognizing women’s vital role in Georgia’s history, First Lady Rosalyn Carter was honored for creating the concept in 1988. During the past 21 years, the program has recognized 77 honorees. For more on the ladies contributions and stories, visit georgiawomen.org. March 7, 1914: Playwright Lollie Belle Wylie’s prizing winning one-act play, The Golden Goose, premiered at the Lyric Theater at Carnegie Way. The setting of Wylie’s farce was the new Ponce DeLeon Apartments, then at 555 Peachtree Street. On March 14, 2013 Lollie Belle Wylie will be recognized as a Georgia Woman of Achievement. March 16, 1913: Nine movie theaters opened their doors on Sunday for the first time. Community leaders held mixed opinions on the issue. The Chamber of Commerce was in favor because the lack of Sunday entertainment was hurting business. That Sunday afternoon, over 44,000 attended performances at the motion picture houses. Atlanta Police Chief James L. Beavers toured the popular 5 cent theaters along Peachtree and Whitehall streets – Alcazar, Alamo, Bonita, Lyric, Majestic, Montgomery, Orpheum, Savoy and Vaudette. On Monday, a few church- goers reported that the movies did not interfere with their Sunday worship.

March 23, 1987: Completion notice for the $11.8 million renovation of the 16-story Healey Building at 57 Forsyth Street was set for early April 1987. The office building would eventually be transformed into condos by 2001. The building was designed by well-known architects Thomas Henry Morgan, John Robert Dillon and Walter Thomas Downing and opened in 1913. Both the Healey Building and nearby Kessler department store building (pictured), also condos, are celebrating their centennial. Both buildings will be part of this year’s Phoenix Flies events. See the story on page 4 or visit atlantapreservationcenter.com/phoenix_flies. March 25, 1932: Changing the community of Buckhead’s name to something more highfalutin again became an issue. Six years earlier, a large group of Buckhead citizens petitioned the Fulton County Commissioner to change the name to “Northwood.” Luckily, the attempts to change the name all failed. Buckhead was created in1838, when South Carolinian Henry Irby and wife, Georgia native Sardis Walraven, bought and settled on 202-plus acres of land around the present Peachtree, Roswell and West Paces Ferry roads. Buckhead (Atlanta) will celebrate 175th anniversary on March 1 at the Buckhead Theater. For more about the event, visit buckheadheritage.com.

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or someone like that and he was just at the gym and now is shopping for peaches in an outfit that is regular-guy-only-cooler-chic. My youth was draped in plaid, Elliott has pretty much nailed that look, velour, scratchy wool and saddle shoes. I leaving me in the dust. Although the other complained some, but that only graduated day he tossed in a flat-brimmed, Angry me to cardboard inspired ‘Toughskins’ Birds cap. He wore it slightly askew and pants that came with extra iron-on knee entered a mini-Bieber milieu that has me patches. Not that I’m any sort of style a little concerned for our youth in general, maven these days. I wear a variation of but honestly, he’s the easy one. the same outfit every weekday. There is a Margo’s preferred state is naked, but jeans component, a golf shirt, a sweater she will humor us by trying on four to six of sorts and some sensible shoes. It’s different pair of underwear (from the same presentable, but I’d be lying if Kristen pack) to find one that is “comftabull.” We’ve didn’t occasionally look at me with given up on pants entirely. All leggings, disappointment. She’s kind though. Last jeggings, leg weekend, she warmers and socks offered to drop for that matter me off at Banana will be denied Republic and because they pick me up on don’t feel right Wednesday. or are downright My laziness frivolous since is thinly veiled as she is apparently practicality. It’s my impervious to the duty as a dad to cold. Her dresses put function over should hang form and finance loosely from her over fashion. All shoulders so as to the more time and not actually touch money to be spent her body anywhere with/on the kids! else. On a good This same rationale day, she’s like the allows me to cut my fashion lovechild own hair (another of Shirley Temple attribute Kristen and Mrs. Roper; has learned to on a bad day we adore). Sometimes, essentially drop I’ll see a guy who a child off to predresses like I would school that appears if I had more time to have fled a to shop – coupled house fire. with any desire to We’re anxiously do said shopping awaiting Target Margo is dressed to be the next – and I’ll think, he Shirley Temple or has just escaped to release their obviously doesn’t from a house fire. new spring line have any kids. of Crocs because But my fashion that is the only inclinations are footwear suitable for our little miss. A back page news at the Sullivan household. jacket cannot and will not be worn in the Kristen’s are, too, even though she manages car seat, and if the dress of choice ties to look very well put together leaving in the back, well it needs to be untied the house no matter what has transpired until we arrive at our destination. We between 6 and 8 a.m. It’s a pressure cooker have even brought her to school in her of a time frame each weekday morning nightgown with her clothes in a bag. The that rivals back stage at fashion week and outfits and her hair clips are magically I’ll verify that as soon as I get an invite to more comfortable when her teachers fashion week. Ms. Savannah and Ms. Laterria dress her Elliott’s look – sleek, stylish sweatpants because “they know how to do it right.” under an authentic NFL Jersey or a hooded Margo is lucky she’s so stinkin’ cute. thermal – is infinitely cooler than anything It’s a phase right? Somebody tell me it’s a I ever pulled off in kindergarten. Ever flip phase! We’re already late for everything through an US Weekly magazine? They and I don’t want to move to a nudist colony have a section called Stars – They’re just like in order to raise this child. us! It’s usually a picture of Jake Gyllenhaal KeepitINtown.com


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For many high school students, writing anything over140 characters — not to mention actually spelling out all the words — can be drudgery. But basic writing skills are crucial to success in school and beyond. According to a 2010 Carnegie Corporation report, 40 percent of high school graduates lack the literacy skills employers seek. Oneon-one help can be tremendously effective, but already-overtaxed teachers rarely have time to provide it. The Writing Center at Grady High School (WC) seeks to bridge that gap and provide extra support for Grady students with any type of writing project for school, work, or pleasure. The WC, one of the few writing centers in a public school in Georgia, is now in its fifth year of operation. In the fall of 2008, the nonprofit Grady High School Foundation funded the center’s opening to actively engage students with the reminder that writing skills are determining factor in careers and the backbone of clear and organized thinking. The center now also relies on funding from the Boys’ High School Alumni Association, the Harper Foundation, the Ray and Elizabeth Lee Foundation, and individual donations. Every Monday through Thursday after school, all Grady students are welcome to drop in at the WC, which is located inside the school’s media center. They come for a variety of reasons: for guidance on a research paper topic, for help editing a college admission essay, or for feedback on a personal project such as a short story, poem, comic book or song lyric. (They’re on their own, however, for tweets.) Whatever the project, a staff of volunteers are there to help, led by parttime coordinator Riki Bolster, who taught journalism at Grady for 19 years and was faculty advisor for The Southerner, the school newspaper, and Grady News Network. “The act of writing is such a scary thing for many people,” says Bolster. “I want to demystify the writing process. We often begin just by talking and then help students dip into their creativity to become better writers and interested readers.” WC volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds. Seth Hagan, for example, a volunteer since 2010, is pursuing a literary studies degree at Georgia State and wants to teach high school English, a far cry from his earlier career as a New York tax attorney. As a student himself, Seth is

sympathetic with the pain involved in “taking the knife out and doing surgery on a piece,” but by helping students understand the process of writing, through brainstorming, draft, and revisions, he hopes to challenge their “notion of writing as sitting down with a blank page and coming out with something brilliant.” Husband and wife volunteers Robby and Krista Russell are parents of ninth grade twins at Grady and have been helping at the WC weekly since August. Robby, a freelance copywriter, and Krista, a young adult novelist, call the WC a “great resource for the students and a unique volunteer opportunity for a writer.” The WC is always looking for new volunteers; you can contact them through their website, gradywc.org. In December, the WC sponsored a poetry workshop for teacher Deedee Abbott’s Literary Magazine class, in which Georgia poet Rupert Fike led the students through an exercise that, in under an hour, resulted in each student composing a working draft of a poem. In late January the WC hosted their annual playwriting workshop, taught by Megan Cramer, Grady alumna and associate artistic director of New York’s 52nd Street Project. The workshop began on a Friday evening, with Ms. Cramer using music to inspire the six student participants to create character sketches. By Saturday afternoon, each student had developed those sketches into a ten-minute, two-character play. The workshop was capped off when professional actors performed the plays on stage, to the delight of the new playwrights. Senior Kelsey Hubbard, a repeat participant in the workshop (and herself a volunteer in the WC), beams, “To see my play come to life on stage by professional actors was incredible!” Such events not only enhance writing skills but also help create and strengthen the community of student writers at Grady. By the end of the weekend, the participants “were all like this,” Hubbard says, holding up two tightly crossed fingers. Many Grady students have embraced the WC, which logged over 1,000 visits during the fall semester alone. But of all the student writing that Bolster and the WC volunteers see, perhaps none is more meaningful than notes from students, such as one that arrived from a senior after a workshop on writing college essays. The note, folded origami-style, read in part: “Because of your advice, I am more confident than ever about my future.” KeepitINtown.com


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SPREADING KNOWLEDGE KIPP school program continues Atlanta expansion By Sydia Bell

KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) opened its first primary school, KIPP Strive, last year. Located in the West End/Westview neighborhood, and with a current enrollment of 112 students in the initial kindergarten class, this marks the first of three planned primary school openings in the coming years. Like all KIPP schools, Strive is a tuition free, public charter school serving communities and students regardless of prior academic record, conduct or socioeconomic background. Located on the same campus of KIPP Strive Academy, serving grades 5-8, the opening is only a part of the future plans for students. Since 2003, with the initial opening of KIPP Ways Academy and the singular Fulton county middle school, KIPP South Fulton Academy, KIPP’s vision has been to provide students an institution that they can progress and develop with a consistent experience and standards from primary through high school. After receiving state approval from the Atlanta Public School System in December, which gives preference to current KIPP students when applying to KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, the hope is that students will continue on with their education at KIPP. For those entering KIPP Strive

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Register now for the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association’s Atlanta Dog Jog on May 4 at Piedmont Park. The 1 and 2 mile run/walk event for dogs and their owners welcomes all athletic levels, from competitive runners to casual walkers, and strollers and wagons are permitted, encouraging fun for the entire family. Proceeds benefit the association’s foundation arm, which promotes animal health and welfare. For more information, visit atlantadogjog.org. Save the date for the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade – A Walk for Animals! This year, the 1.5 mile walk will take place at Atlantic Station on April 13 at 11 a.m. The Pet Parade is the AHS’s largest community fundraiser. To register and for more information, visit atlantapetparade.org.

College Football Hall of Fame Underway

The College Football Hall of Fame has officially started construction on the site of its new home in Downtown Atlanta, with plans for completion in fall 2014. The College Football Hall of Fame will be relocated from South Bend, Ind., to Downtown on the site currently known as the “Green Lot” of the Georgia World Congress Center. The $66.5 million project will feature historic and contemporary artifacts, interactive multimedia displays, children’s activities, a theater featuring a 3D/4K film on the history and excitement of college football, meeting facilities, event spaces and support services. For more about the Hall, visit cfbhall.com.

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Health & Wellness Briefs It can save yours too. Research has shown that through early detection and removal of colon polyps during a colonoscopy, colon cancer can actually be prevented. The Board Certified physicians of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates are asking men and women over the age of 50, or anyone with a family history of colon cancer, to take charge of their health and get a screening colonoscopy. Atlanta Medical Center Decatur Emory Midtown Piedmont West 340 Boulevard NE 2665 N Decatur Rd 550 Peachtree St NE 1800 Howell Mill Rd 404.584.7306 678.553.0226 404.881.1094 404.351.9512

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Highland Martial Arts (formerly Chinese Shaolin Center Intown) has moved to 549 Amsterdam Avenue, Unit 2 at Amsterdam Walk. For more information about the new center visit highlandmartialarts.com. Piedmont Atlanta Hospital (piedmont. org) is now a tobacco and smoke-free campus. The new policy, which applies to all employees, physicians, patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors, is an expansion of the existing policy which prohibits the use of tobacco in all buildings. Under the new policy, smoking will be prohibited near all entrances and on hospital walkways, grounds, parking lots and in any vehicles parked on Piedmont Atlanta Hospital property. The Charity Benevolent Fund Fitness, Health, & Wellness 5K & 1 mile Run/ Walk to promote awareness of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and stroke will be held at Georgia Perimeter College Dunwoody Campus starting at 9 a.m. on April 6. Pre-register now at fundab.org. DentFirst Dental Care (dentfirst.com) has opened its twelfth location on 3435 Lenox Road, across the street from Macy’s at Lenox Square, and is accepting new

patients. The practice offers oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, family dentistry and hygiene. Piedmont Hospital (piedmont. org) now offers 3-D breast imaging technology thanks to a gift from Doris and Shouky Shaheen to purchase two Tomosynthesis units. The Tomosynthesis 3-dimensional imaging units take better images of the breast interior, decreasing the number of “false positive” diagnoses and increasing the chances of early detection of cancer. Registration is open for the 2013 Atlanta BeltLine Running Series. Building on the success of several sold-out races last year, a fourth event - the Atlanta BeltLine Southeast 8K - is being added to the lineup, along with a new Atlanta BeltLine Active Lifestyles Challenge. The year kicks off with the Atlanta BeltLine Northside 5K on April 27. Registration and information is available at Run.BeltLine.org. Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (winshipcancer.emory.edu) will create a new breast cancer center made possible by a gift totaling $10 million from the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation. The private donation


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Atlantafinehomes.com UNDER CONTRACT

Ansley Park. $1,499,000 84 Polo Drive NE 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5077979 Jim Getzinger 404.307.4020 JW Getzinger 404.974.4312


Buckhead. $274,900 250 Pharr Road 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5099135 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595

Brookwood Hills. $835,000 121 Huntington Road NE 3BR/3BA FMLS: 5097537 Alice Belko 404.488.8544


Buckhead. $492,500 1820 Peachtree Street NW 2BR/3BA FMLS: 5102671 Bobby Blaha 404.402.9741


Buckhead. $789,000 2330 Hurst Drive 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5105595 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971

Buckhead. $149,900 250 Pharr Road 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5106309 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971

Buckhead. $619,900 731 Darlington Circle 5BR/4BA FMLS: 5095706 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378


Buckhead. $674,900 653 Norfleet Road NW 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5106482 Kevin McBride 404.626.6884 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595

Buckhead. $235,000 424 Lindbergh Drive 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5098284 Sylvia Mallarino 404.786.3944

Cabbagetown. $179,000 169 Powell Street SE 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5103693 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Cabbagetown. $90,000 184 Pearl Street SE LOT BA FMLS: 5107341 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Garden Hills. $799,000 2681 Brookwood Drive NE 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5098014 Alice Belko 404.924.6792



Buckhead. $1,149,000 3150 Ferncliff Commons 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5097891 Lauren Kimel 404.428.7099


Buckhead. $1,695,000 1160 E Beechwood Drive NW 4BR/4Full 2half BA FMLS:5102823 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378


Buckhead. $150,000 477 Overbrook Drive NW LOT FMLS: 5103241 Stephen Flanagin 404.312.5389


Cabbagetown. $90,000 184-2 Pearl Street SE LOT FMLS: 5107348 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Cabbagetown. $197,000 172 Carroll Street SE 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5097551 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Chastain Park. $650,000 3820 Roswell Road 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5072286 Stephen Flanagin 404.312.5389 Christy Wilson 404.242.3336

Chastain Park. $1,857,500 4538 Dudley Lane NW 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5085382 Bonnie Majher 678.575.4439

Collier Hills. $549,900 1992 Walthall Drive 3BR/2BA FMLS: 5102193 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595

Decatur. $580,000 502 Kirk Road 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5097206 Anne Fuller 678.662.5750

Midtown. $599,000 805 Peachtree Street NE 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5082238 Alison Douglas 404.386.5260

Midtown. $579,000 905 Juniper Street NE 3BR/3BA FMLS: 5099349 Adam Ellis 770.355.0549 Patti Ellis 770.366.4658

Midtown. $369,000 266 11th Street 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5108160 Adam Ellis 770.355.0549 Patti Ellis 770.366.4658

Morningside. $1,050,000 1224 Cumberland Road 5BR/4BA FMLS: 5098278 Erika Eaton 404.246.9330

Serenbe. $495,000 10667 Serenbe Lane 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5097710 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558

Serenbe. $232,000 807 Middleton Way Estate Lot FMLS: 5104598 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558

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23rd annual American Craft Council Show returns By Sydia Bell The American Craft Council Show (ACC) is returning to the Cobb Galleria Centre from March 15-17 for its 23rd annual Atlanta Show. More than 240 of the country’s top artisans will exhibit and sell one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, furniture and home decor. The three-day event, which draws nearly 10,000 visitors, is an opportunity for collectors and craft enthusiasts alike to meet, explore and become inspired by the best in the industry. This year, the ACC is showcasing the work of four Intowners as they collaborate to transform a blank 10 x 10 white space that reflects the designers’ vision while integrating pre-selected craft piece in the Make Room: Modern Design meets Craft Show. The team includes Michel Boyd, owner of SmithBoyd Interiors, Grant Park resident Bryan Russell and Ormewood Park resident Staffan Svenson with Dencity, and Downtown resident Katherine Dunatov with TVS Interiors. In addition, woodworker Stephen Evans and textile artist Karen Tunnell both make their debuts at the largest juried events of its kind in the Southeast. Evans, a Castleberry Hill resident, was influenced by his mother, an antique dealer, began his career restoring furniture before deciding to build his own. Created largely of reclaimed urban timber commonly found in historic Atlanta neighborhoods, Evans says the ACC

is allowing him to “re-discover his creative drive.” Midtown artist Karen Tunnell will show off her quilts, which have been exhibited across the country. “Being apart of the ACC is as good as it gets,” she says. After devoting herself to crafting full-time over the past five years, Tunnell is excited about displaying some of her most recent work. Influenced by the developing urban communities in Atlanta, Tunnell’s pieces make statements about environmental issues and healthy lifestyles. The ACC Show takes place Friday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regular on-site admission is $13 for one day, $20 for a 3-day pass, with a special Friday evening admission of $5 after 5 p.m. Parking is also free at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2

Cobb Galleria Parkway. For more information, visit craftcouncil. org/atlanta.

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Callanwolde names new executive director Peggy Still Johnson has been named new executive director for the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. An accomplished piano and vocal performer, composer, arranger, and arts educator, she founded The Peggy Still School of Music and Peggy Johnson Productions and Talent. She has been active in the film and recording industry as a composer, music supervisor, casting agent and coach. She has worked on films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Parental Guidance. Johnson also worked with Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett on their musical production Ghost Brothers of Darkland County as the vocal coach and was a talent scout for America’s Got Talent. “Having worked in arts education for over twenty years, I am very excited to continue the growth of Callanwolde’s fine arts program and also develop outreach programs for those in need in our community,” Johnson said. KeepitINtown.com

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A guide for arts and cultural entertainment for the entire family Visual Arts Sammy Peters Exhibit: Sammy Peters’ mixture of collage and abstract expressionism presents viewers with dynamic and expressive works, revealing the capability of paint on canvas. Opens March 8. Admission is free. alanaveryartcompany.com American Craft Council Show: The Southeast’s largest craft show highlights one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing and home decor from more than 240 of the nation’s most respected craft artists at the Cobb Galleria. March 14 through March 17. $12 to $20. craftcouncil.org Westside Art Walk: Explore the Atlanta’s burgeoning Westside Arts District on this monthly art walk that includes visits to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Get This! Gallery, Sandler Hudson Gallery and more. March 16. Admission is free to most galleries. wadatlanta.org Suburbia: Five artists reflect on the artificial dream and homogenized lifestyle

of suburbia in this Hagedorn Foundation Gallery exhibit, drawing on how its ideas of repetition have shaped middle class culture. Closes March 16. Admission is free. hagedornfoundationgallery.org Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Travel from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports in the only Georgia stop on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. March 18. $15.50 to $17.50. ferstcenter.gatech.edu bowl, home, energy, culture, corner, table, earth, space, embrace, everything: In Kyoung Chun: In her first solo exhibition, painter In Kyoung Chun’s signature bubbles depict the push and pull between disparate objects, including the visible versus the invisible and the exchange of American and Korean cultures. Closes March 30. Admission is free. poem88.net Ruth Laxson: Hip Young Owl: A beloved Atlanta artist and one the nation’s preeminent bookmakers, Ruth Laxson has spent her 88 years creating a diverse

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collection art. This MOCA GA exhibit is the very first museum retrospective for her work. Closes March 30. $1 to $5. mocaga.org Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity: Go beyond family recipes at The Breman Jewish Museum to discover the history and experience of being Jewish and American in the 21st century through food culture. Monday through Sunday. $4 to $12. thebreman.org Flowers: Secrets Within: Marietta artist Bayberry L. Shah’s sensuous, provocative and regal paintings lures viewers to take a closer look at flowers’ shadowy interiors, a perfect complement to viewing the actual blossoms in the Garden. Tuesday through Sunday. $12.95 to $18.95. atlantabotanicalgarden.org Women Enchanting the Muses: Selections From The Cochran Collection: This Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries exhibit continues the 60th anniversary celebration of Hale Woodruff’s mural series with 40 works on paper by African-American women artists and an 8 x 8-foot mural created by CAU students. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. cau.edu

Performing Arts La Traviata: The Atlanta Opera performs Verdi’s popular opera that tells the story of a worldly courtesan who is forced to give up the love of her life in a tale of lavish revelry, family strife, unfortunate misunderstanding and selfless sacrifice. March 2 through March 10. $25 to $140. atlantaopera.org Coucheron Performs Mendelssohn: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster David Coucheron performs Mendelssohn’s heartrending violin concerto at this concert and the Orchestra performs Berio’s reimagining of the symphony that Schubert was working on at the time of his death. March 7 through March 10. $23 to $67. atlantasymphony.org Grease: The School Version: MJCCA’s Jerry’s Habima Theatre, Georgia’s only theatrical company directed and produced by professionals and featuring actors with developmental disabilities, celebrates its 20th anniversary season with the ‘50s-style musical. March 7 through March 17. $15 to $35. atlantajcc.org

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The Whipping Man: A wounded Jewish Confederate soldier stumbles home to find his family’s former slaves and a cobbled together Passover Seder in this play filled with secrets, twists and turns at the Alliance Theatre. Opens March 8. $35 to $39. alliancetheatre.org

glo ATL’s Hippodrome. Million Dollar Quartet: This musical takes you back to 1956 as an auspicious twist of fate brings Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam session in history. March 12 through March 17. $42.40 to $85.70. broadwayinatlanta.com The Secret Agent: This world premiere opera, composed by Atlanta’s own Curtis Bryant, transforms the 1907 Joseph Conrad novel of the same name into a modern music drama with themes of terrorism and political dissent. March 15 through March 17. $25 to $30. ccityopera.org Dianne Reeves: Grammy Award-winning powerhouse jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves returns to the Rialto to share her unique jazz and R&B vocal stylings. March 16. $44.04 to $72.12. rialtocenter.org Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club: This beguiling thriller at Georgia Ensemble Theatre brings the famous detective fully alive on the stage with a tale filled with endless mystery, twists and chills in a sharp and clever brand new Holmes adventure. Closes March 17. $23 to $33. get.org Tanz Farm Series 3: Hippodrome — A Triptych of Urban Stages: gloATL returns to The Goat Farm for this full length world premiere that combines art, music and dance with special guests from The Atlanta Opera, visual artist Gyun Hur, and Georgia Tech’s Contemporary Music Ensemble Sonic Generator. March 21 through March 25. $15 to $25. gloatl.com Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor: Lawrence Brownlee, performing at Emory’s Schwartz Center, is one of the most consistently sought-after vocal artists on the international scene, lauded continually for the beauty of his voice, technical agility KeepitINtown.com

Dianne Reeves at the Rialto. and dynamic dramatic skills. March 22. $10 to $50. arts.emory.edu New Choreographic Voices: The Atlanta Ballet premieres two unique works at this Cobb Energy Centre performance, one of which is an electrifying work by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin that is set to the music of Dean Martin and traditional Israeli songs. March 22 through March 24. $20 to $120. atlantaballet.com Seán Curran Company: Known for wit, intelligence, ingenuity and uncanny physical humor, Seán Curran successfully blends a myriad of influences into a purely original dance style. March 23. $33. ferstcenter.gatech.edu Atlanta Sacred Chorale: Masterworks: The Atlanta Sacred Chorale performs a concert of Mozart’s beloved “Requiem,” presented by some of the finest orchestral players and award-winning vocalists

in Atlanta, including Grammy Awardwinning tenor Rick Clement, at Emory’s Schwartz Center. March 24. $10 to $30. atlantasacredchorale.org The Fabulous Lipitones: Theatrical Outfit’s world premiere musical follows one small town American barbershop trio as they race to find a new tenor for their quartet – a Pakistani Sikh with dubious immigration credentials. Opens March 27. $15 to $22. theatricaloutfit.org The Morning Show: Wake up Friday nights with two familiar voices from the animated FX series “Archer” – Amber Nash (voice of Pam Poovey) and Lucky Yates (voice of Doctor Krieger) – in a hilarious “morning” show about what’s going on in the world according to them. Friday. $14 to $21. dadsgarage.com



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March 1-30

The Atlanta Fair returns to Turner Field’s grey lot, 655 Central Ave., for a month of rides, games and activities. The nightly fair will feature the Double Sky Wheel, the new Flying Dutchman, a carousel, Ring of Fire Rollercoaster and midways games and food. Hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 11 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free for children 2 and under; $5 for those 12 and up ($8 on Saturdays after 6 p.m.). Midway rides, games and food not included in ticket price. For more, visit atlantafair.com.

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The DeKalb History Center’s Lunch and Learn Lecture Series continues in March 19 with a presentation by Walt Drake. “Decatur 202” is a continuation of the Decatur 101 lecture he gave to the History Center in September 2010.  Walt will focus on businesses, events and politics during the period of 1950-2000.  He will also present profiles of some of the leaders, merchants, educators, sports figures and general characters who made their mark on Decatur. The event is free and runs from noon to 1p.m. at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur (second floor). Bring your lunch!

The Georgia Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCFA) will hold its 23rd annual Torch Gala at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead on March 16 featuring dinner, dancing a silent auction. Tickets begin at $300. To purchase, call (404) 982-0616.

March 23-24

The Oglethorpe University Department of Music will host a series of concert events in March at the campus’ Conant Performing Arts Center. On March 9 at 8 p.m., the Atlanta Concert Band with conductor Peter Scanling. Tickets are $10 at the door. From March 1517, the Capitol City Opera Company will stage the premiere of Curtis Bryan’s The Secret Agent at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors and nonOglethorpe students. For more visit, ccityopera.org.

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will host The South’s Next Wave: Design’s Spring Fling from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. At the event MODA will award the creative team behind the 17 vignettes that’s been voted “best of show” a cash prize of $6,000. Guests will have a chance to get in their last-minute votes from 7 to 8 p.m., and the winner will be announced at 8:30 p.m. While perusing the sexhibition, guests can also enjoy complimentary cocktails. Admission is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Visit museumofdesign.org for more about the exhibition.

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Art Crush Auction, a fundraiser for nonprofit art magazine BurnAway, will be held Saturday, March 9, 7-10 p.m. at Fabrication Theatre, 999 Brady Ave. The Art Crush Auction is a play on the classic date auction, but focuses on providing experiences and volunteer services with local creatives featured in the magazine throughout the year. This year’s experiences range from an art-centric trip to New Orleans to a dinner party with Chef Angus Brown to a portrait by Nikita Gale. For more details visit burnaway.org.

March 9, 15-17

LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead will be celebrating its first anniversary in Atlanta with an entire week devoted to themed builds, giveaways, activities, crafts and more. To see the full schedule of events, visit atlanta. legolanddiscoverycenter.com.

Grady Health Foundation will hold its annual White Coat Grady Gala, a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony set for Saturday, March 16 at the Georgia Aquarium. Hosted by WSB-TV’s John Bachman, the event benefits Grady’s non-profit arm and shines the spotlight on the hospital system’s outstanding physicians and philanthropists who serve metroAtlanta. Those being honored this year include: Walter L, Ingram, Nadine J. Kaslow, L. Joy Baker, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. For tickets and information, visit gradyhealthfoundation.org.

The Atlanta Calligraphy Guild, Friends of the Alphabet, will be staging a calligraphic performance on Wednesday, March 6, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m at Trinity United Methodist Church, 265 Washington Street SW. The event, called Illuminated Letters, will feature 20 calligraphers from around the metro demonstrating 20 different styles, or “hands,” from around the world as visitors are able to walk through and view the artists in action. For more, visit friendsofthealphabet.org.

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The Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival returns to Stone Mountain Village March 23-24. The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces has partnered with Stone Mountain Village to present a unique, early Spring celebration of music and art. This two-day event will feature bluegrass music by local bands, street jams, dancing, local food trucks/vendors and 150 artisans from around the region. Admission to this event is free. For more, visit stonemountainvillage.com or AFFPS.com

March 30

Callanwolde Fine Art Center will host the Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to noon. The event features thousands of candyfilled eggs to find (including three golden “prize” eggs), Atlanta Braves games and prizes, and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. There will be baked goods for sale, cake walk, face painting and spring-themed arts and crafts for kids. Bring your basket and your camera for a fun, family day amidst Callanwolde’s beautiful spring gardens and grounds. Hunts are held according to age: 11:15 a.m. for newborns to age 3; 11:30 a.m. for ages 4-6; and 11:45 a.m. for ages 7 and up. Tickets are $10 in advance for children 12 and under or $14 at the door (cash only). Adults get in free. Parking will be at the Emory University Briarcliff Campus, 1256 Briarcliff Road, with shuttle bus service beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit callanwolde.org.

Hunger Run/Walk, March 10:

Running in memory of a friend and neighbor By Brandon Sutton

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One year ago on a sunny winter day, I did something I never thought I would do; I ran a 5k during the Hunger Walk/ Run, benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Despite telling myself since high school that I wasn’t a runner, I decided to give the run a try. My friend and neighbor, Jeremy Smith, had joined my Inspired Walkers & Runners team and raised money as he had for several years prior. Jeremy was an experienced runner, and as before, he

quickly ran ahead once the starting gun went off that beautiful Sunday afternoon. This time it would be the last time I saw him alive. Jeremy was killed in a motorcycle accident just a week later. Jeremy was the kind of person who went out of his way to brighten the lives of those around him, and despite being overloaded with work last year, he came through and raised money for the ACFB as he had done in years past. I’ve thought at length about his legacy of spreading joy in the world, and for this year’s Hunger Walk/Run, I’ve dedicated my

fundraising effort and my run to Jeremy’s memory. I miss Jeremy’s infectious smile and enduring compassion, and I can honestly say the run won’t be the same without him. Still, his memory is alive and well and as I take each step, I will remember the joy he brought to my life and those who were lucky enough to know him. The 29th annual Hunger Walk/Run is on Sunday March 10, at Turner Field. Park opens at noon, 5k Walk/Run at 2 p.m. Visit HWR2013.org for registration info. KeepitINtown.com

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Francophonie Festival is March 16-26

The 14th annual Atlanta Francophonie Festival, a multi-cultural event geared to Atlanta’s diverse community of Frenchspeakers (known as francophones), will be held March 16-26. Among the highlights are screenings of a new film from Switzerland, Real Life is Elsewhere, on March 22 and the French/ Belgian film A Cat In Paris on March 23 at the Alliance Française in Midtown. The free screenings begin at 7 p.m. with English subtitles.

There will also be “immersion days” at local middle and high schools, as well as a teacher’s workshop. On March 24, a Friendship Brunch at Violette will provide an opportunity to mingle and connect with Atlanta’s Frenchspeaking community in all its diversity. For the full schedule of events, visit francophonieatlanta.org.

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The Thinking Artist Patrick Dennis

Just My Imagination I am an artist and I’ve been thinking… People often ask me what inspires me to paint landscape and seascape variations on a vaguely familiar theme. In my head I reply that those scenes are soothing to my nerves in response to inane questions like that one but what I say out loud is that I grew up in sunny California and can’t seem to shake the sand out of my shoes completely no matter how long I’ve lived landlocked in Atlanta. The truth is somewhere in the middle. In my head I truly do feel the rolling waves, see the sun reflecting on the water and hear the sounds of seals shifting restlessly as they nap in the sand. And then of course my mother enters the picture and tells me I should be wearing a sweater and when was the last time I got a haircut. And naturally I ask her what possesses her to think wearing pearls to the beach is a good idea and that if she didn’t still live there I wouldn’t be visiting this place in my head at all. My point is, and I truly do have one, is that we can have a lively imaginary life of sun and fun and still manage get work done somehow. It’s a little like being a functioning schizophrenic or a really masterful multi-tasker or robot because my actions hardly reflect what I’m thinking at all. So, if we meet somewhere and you see me smiling, I might not even be able to see you at all but my mind is having a ball. One reason I think we all (and, yes, I mean everyone who is reading this and the millions of others who have no interest in Atlanta, much less the arts but would admit to this fact with just a hint of provocation or maybe a small dose of sodium pentothal) have such lively and divergent “inner voices,” is that we need a mental place to sit and rest like a park bench for the brain. Who can stand the mere thought of facing monotonous countless days of labor until retirement or winning the lottery to be happy when the alternative is handily waiting for us like a bus stop just above our hairline? What do you really suppose a cocktail waitress is thinking while she’s waiting for you to give her your order and smiling in that benign and beguiling way? Her imagination could be setting your hair on fire for all you know. I can’t speak to all the crazies whose brains run in other directions but basically I’m encouraging all of us to unleash our own artistic curiosity, listen to the sounds of the sea in our head and hope it’s not just an ear infection.

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Company, 315 East Paces Ferry Road. alanaveryartcompany.com March 23 – 24 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stone Mountain Village Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival This two-day festival in historic Stone Mountain Village has spontaneous jam sessions and dancing as well as a fantastic array of mostly self-taught artists lining Main Street. Free to attend. 875 Main St. stonemountainvillage.com Deadline June 7 The Art of Georgia: Call for Entries Unique opportunity for artists: The Office of the Governor in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts is pleased to announce a call for entries for The Art of Georgia: Celebrating Georgia’s Landscapes and People. This rotating exhibit will hang in the executive offices of the State Capitol and showcase current work of contemporary Georgia visual artists, on display for approximately six months. Pieces will be selected by Georgia Council for the Arts and the Office of the Governor. gaarts.org

Patrick Dennis is an artist, gallery owner and President of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. Contact him at Patrick@affps. com.

St. Patrick’s Day The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival will be held March 16 in Downtown. The 2013 Parade is Atlanta’s 131st since 1858. Thousands are expected to participate and watch as the parade begins at noon on Peachtree Street at Ralph McGill before ending at Woodruff Park. For details, visit stpatsparadeatlanta.com Kick off your St. Patty’s Day celebrations with the 9th annual Junior League of Atlanta’s Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race on Sunday, March 10, starting at 9 a.m. at Atlantic Station. The event features a family friendly 5k, 10k and the Leprechaun Dash for Gold Tot-Trot for little runners ages 5 and under. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear kilts for both races. The Shamrock ‘N Roll Race is stroller and dog friendly. Registration is $30 in advance at shamrocknroll.org at $45 on race day. A “packet pick up party” for participants will be held March 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at West Stride Running Store, 3517 Northside Parkway. You can register for just $35 at that event.

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Business & Retail Briefs David P. Fitzgerald, president and chief executive officer of the Fitzgerald & Company advertising firm, has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Buckhead Coalition (thebuckheadcoalition.org). Sam Massell, the founding president of the Coalition, was elected to another two-year period, as well as Juanita P. Baranco and Jeffrey C. Sprecher as vice presidents, M. Maxine Hicks as secretary, and Charles B. Crawford, Jr. as treasurer.  Selected for three-year positions as members of the executive committee were M. Brantley Barrow, Steven L. Guy, Daniel S. Parmer, Michael M. Rogers, and S. Scott Selig.    The Atlanta Bar Association (atlantabar.org) has named Terri Beck as its new executive director. She succeeds Diane O’Steen who served for 27 years. Beck previously served as the executive director of Everybody Wins! Atlanta, a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting children’s literacy in low-income public elementary schools. A new NAPA Autocare Center (napaautocare.com) has opened at 1685 Howell Mill Road offering break, engine and emission service and more. (404) 352-1300. Swiss watchmaker OMEGA (omegawatches.com) celebrated the opening of its Atlanta boutique at Phipps Plaza and announced a partnership with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. The store is the first in Georgia and one of four opening in America in 2013. Luxury hair salon Carter Barnes (carterbarnes.com) has left Phipps Plaza after 26 years and moved into a new boutique space on 3220 Paces Ferry Place in Buckhead. Carter Barnes co-founder Mitchell Barnes said leaving Phipps was “a bittersweet, yet exciting decision” as it fine-tunes its services. Travel Leaders Group (travelleadersgroup.com) annual Travel Trends Survey revealed that Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport ranks as the top preferred domestic airport if clients have a connecting flight, Hartsfield–Jackson also was identified as the top airport for amenities, dining and providing the best services for business travelers.

First Montessori School of Atlanta has announced it is changing its name to Springmont School (springmont.com) in 2013, the year of the school’s 50th anniversary. The move comes as the school, which is the oldest Montessori school in the Southeast, begins a yearlong series of events to celebrate its anniversary. Head of School Jerri King said the change is part of the school’s commitment to long-term strategic and marketing efforts, but reiterated that the school would remain dedicated to the Montessori method of education. Retailers at the first phase of Emory Point (emory-point.com), the $100+ million mixed-use project developed by Cousins Properties Incorporated with Gables Residential in northeast Atlanta, are now open for business. The project is also in the pre-development stages for Phase II, which will include an additional 40,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The 80,000-square-foot retail component of Phase I is nearly 90 percent committed, with only three spaces remaining available for lease. Emory Point showcases diverse national and local brands, including retailers Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, LOFT by Ann Taylor, Lizard Thicket, Francesca’s Collections, American Threads, Strippaggio and fab’rik; restaurants Tin Lizzy’s, Marlow’s Tavern, La Tagliatella, Burgerfi, Bonefish Grill, Which Wich, The General Muir, F2O, Sweet Monkey and Paradise Biryani Point; as well as Jazmin Spa and CVS Pharmacy. Atlanta-based Cellairis (cellairis.com), an Atlanta-based retailer of wireless accessories with more than 700 locations nationwide, has announced an aggressive growth strategy for 2013. The company has opened its first full store at North Point Mall, while continuing to operate more than 700 kiosks around the country. The company also partnered with pop star Justin Bieber for an exclusively-designed product line. On March 5 and 6, Emory University Goizueta Business School will host an on-campus exclusive Center for Hispanic Leadership (centerforhispanicleadership.com) workshop featuring the center’s flagship curriculum, Discover Your Hispanic Leadership Impact and Influence, which has successfully helped thousands of Latino students and professionals to accelerate their advancement in the workplace. In addition to 16-hours of in-person training – Emory workshop participants will receive books/materials, assessments, and exclusive access to CHL’s Hispanic Leadership Academy online curriculum.

Carvana (carvana.com) has launched in Atlanta, offering potential car buyers the unique opportunity to browse, finance and buy a car entirely online. Carvana caters to a wide variety of consumers from car enthusiasts to convenience seekers by simplifying the car buying process with innovative technology and next day delivery. With a focus on mid-market and luxury vehicles, Carvana will services the Atlanta metropolitan area from its physical plant operations in Winder.

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While the actors in Los Angeles were receiving their Golden Globes, Georgia entertainment professionals were receiving their own awards at the 2013 Georgia Entertainment Gala, held at the Georgia World Congress Center. Ken Feinberg, founder of Creative Studios of Atlanta (creativestudiosofatlanta.com), headquartered near Atlantic Station, took home the Outstanding Achievement Award. For more than 25 years, Feinberg has been directing, writing, producing and acting in award-winning films, hit television series and theater projects. As an actor, Feinberg is known to television viewers around the world for his role as the Chaos Demon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also played memorable characters in Star Trek Enterprise and Alias. He has directed more than 30 films, four of which premiered at Cannes, including Small World. GLBT retail and bookstore Brushstrokes (brushstrokesatlanta.com) is expanding into part of the King and I restaurant in Ansley Square shopping center this month. The Thai restaurant will remain open in a more intimate space, while Brushstrokes adds 500-square-feet to create a new layout and add products. The expansion means Brushstrokes will have 7,000- square-feet of retail space. KeepitINtown.com

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Organizations promote rainwater harvesting for homes, businesses The Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta (RBC) and the Southeast Rainwater Harvesting Systems Association (SERHSA) have kicked off a region-wide initiative to encourage homeowners and businesses in Metro Atlanta to install rainwater-harvesting systems as an effective water conservation measure. Studies by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District indicate that over the next 20 years water demand in the metro Atlanta region could exceed one billion gallons of water per day. Metro Atlanta relies primarily on surface water from reservoirs and rivers for its water supply needs, simply because ground water is very limited in the area. Conservation measures are critical to insure adequate water resources for the future growth of the metropolitan Atlanta region. Rainwater harvesting could provide a significant option to add to future resources. Rainwater harvesting installation is already taking place in the metro area on

government and commercial buildings as well as private homes. No new laws or ordinances are needed to make rainwater harvesting possible. Standards are clearly set out in the state plumbing code and have been on the books since 2009. Adoption of rainwater harvesting practices can proceed immediately and begin producing measurable water savings within weeks Bob Drew, chairman of SERHSA, said he is happy to see the RBC recognize the important role rainwater harvesting can play in creating new water resources for the region. He added that he is looking forward to working with the RBC to tackle the important issue of Atlanta’s water supply. “The metro Atlanta region enjoys some of the most abundant annual rainfall of any major inland city in the nation,” Drew said. “By capturing and using the water that runs off of area rooftops with every rainstorm, rainwater harvesting could provide a significant contribution to meeting metro Atlanta’s future water supply needs.” A study verified by independent


researchers at Georgia Tech concluded that if just one out of every 10 existing metro Atlanta homes and businesses used rainwater harvesting, this technology could potentially reduce demand for water from city and county water systems by roughly 27 million gallons per day. That’s the annual equivalent of filling more than 8,300 Olympic swimming pools with over 6 feet of water. Reaching a 30 percent adoption rate in 10 years would help produce upwards of 100 million gallons of water per day and help address storm water runoff issues. Terry Lawler, RBC executive director, said the business community is committed to pursuing a range of water conservation measures. Working with SERHSA to provide a part of the solution, the RBC hopes to offer an immediate, effective response that will help keep the region thriving. “Like many other large metropolitan areas, metro Atlanta still has water resource challenges that need addressing if we are to continue to attract investments,” Lawler

said. “By taking pro-active steps to educate the public and show decision makers that our region is serious about having an ample supply of water for our future needs, our region will continue to grow and prosper. Over the coming months, the RBC will be partnering with public and private organizations throughout metro Atlanta to show the benefits of investing in rainwater harvesting.”


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EcoStyle South (ecostylesouth.com) will present Spring Into Green, a two-day shopping market featuring over 30 fashion, beauty, jewelry, home décor and cuisine products and companies. Open to the public and free to attend, the event will take place March 8-9 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road. Meet the designers in person, shop for great deals on spring must-have items and enjoy product samples, giveaways and a complimentary shopping bag. Vendors will include Authentic Beauty, C4 Belts, Couture Recycle, Dirty Beauty Skincare, ElaBela Skirts, Ella Vickers, Fashionable Notes, Indigo Bath & Body, Mark Edge, Maison Macarons, Maya’s Ideas, Moo Moo Designs, Recitals Hair Care, Re-Inspiration Store, Sally B’s Skin Yummies, Smart Glass Jewelry, Strippaggio, Sushi Style, Tia’s Chia, UnCorked Glass and more.

The Atlanta City Council voted last month to approve legislation mandating the use of carbon monoxide detectors in public buildings. Public Safety Committee Chair and Post 1 At-Large Councilmember, Michael Julian Bond, pushed for passage of the legislation following the carbon monoxide scare at Finch Elementary School last year. Under the new legislation, every public building under the jurisdiction of the City of Atlanta must be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors and warning equipment effective July 1. The 3rd annual Embrace Our Green Space Race to benefit local parks will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, in the parking lot at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. There is an event for everyone from a 2K walk, 5K and 10K runs, 10K skate and 24K bike ride; so come out and meet some new neighbors and get some exercise. Post race snacks provided by local restaurants

including Sprig, Napoleon’s, The Grove, the Oak Grove Meat Market and others. Onsite registration the day of the event begins at 9 a.m. and costs $25 per person. Register online at embraceourgreenspace.org.

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Southface will host its monthly Sustainable Roundtable on Friday, March 1, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St. The topic will be Behavioral Change in Atlanta: Drive Less, Conserve More, Recycle It, which will examine the science of behavioral change through an environmental lens. Register online for the event at southface. org/sart. George McKerrow, co-founder and CEO of Ted’s Montana Grill, recently signed the Be Straw Free pledge to adopt an offer-first policy on drinking straw usage in restaurants. The pledge is part of the restaurant company’s support of 11-year-old Milo Cress, who created the non-profit to help educate the public about the environmental impact of plastic disposable straws. Ted’s Montana Grill helped bring back paper drinking straws to the industry to address this very issue and has been using them in place of plastic since the restaurant company’s founding in 2002. Cress, of Longmont, Colo., started the Be Straw Free campaign (bestrawfree.org) to reduce the waste that results from the estimated 500 million plastic straws used in the U.S. each day. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering the state of Georgia’s request to re-designate the Atlanta area to attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard. The proposal to approve is based on air quality monitoring data for the three-year period of 2008, 2009, and 2010 that meets the standard. The area continues to attain this standard. For more information on the Atlanta area proposed re-designation, visit docket number EPA-R04OAR-2012-0986 at regulations.gov. Atlanta is the seventh-most congested metro area in the country, up one spot from last year, according to a traffic congestion report released by The Urban Mobility Report (mobility. tamu.edu/ums). Created by the Texas Transportation Institute, the report also shows that Atlanta has better-than expected, but still frustrating, reliability. The Freeway Planning Time Index, a new measurement, shows that Atlantans have a more predictable drive time than similar metropolitan areas. However, the amount of extra time needed to plan for priority events is still high, about 3.71 times the normal drive time. That means commuters would have to allow well over an hour for a 20-minute trip if they want to be sure they’ll arrive on time for an airport flight or important meeting. The Paideia School Green Team will celebrate Georgia’s evolving local food movement with a screening of the award-winning documentary GROW! on Tuesday, March 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers. The 60-minute documentary, filmed on 12 Georgia farms, captures the energy and independence of the growing movement of educated young people who are leaving cities to take up an agrarian life. The movie will start at 7:15, and will be introduced by producers Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson. Following the movie we will be joined by Joe Reynolds from Love is Love Farms and several of Paidea’s own Urban-Ag students for a brief presentation. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at paideiaschool.org/grow. KeepitINtown.com

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NEW EATS A round up of restaurants new and coming soon COOK HALL

MODERN By Collin Kelley, Editor If you’re looking for somewhere new to nosh, 2013 is going to be a full plate when it comes to restaurants openings Intown. From expanding local favorites to brand new concepts, there is sure to be something for every palate. If you know about a new restaurant opening, be sure to leave a comment on the web version of this article when it appears at AtlantaINtownPaper. com on March 1 or on our Facebook page (facebook.com/AtlantaIntown).

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Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand Delia Champion and Molly Gunn are bringing their popular concept to the Westside. The new stand, which will feature a rooftop deck) will open later this year at 881 Marietta St. The delicious chicken sausage sliders have been a hit at the East Atlanta location since opening in 2011. Visit thesausagestand.com to keep abreast of the opening date. Gunshow 
 Chef Kevin Gillespie, formerly of Woodfire Grill, will open this new, provocatively title restaurant at 924 Garrett St. in Glenwood Park. The menu is rumored to have a Southern influence and the restaurant’s

Facebook page has this to say: guests can eat what they wish as he [Gillespie] prepares dishes from refined to rustic and sends them out to the small dining room. King and Duke 
 Chef Ford Fry – of JCT. Kitchen and The Optimist fame – will be dishing up “Colonial American” cuisines at his latest restaurant located inside the old Nava space in Buckhead. The opening is scheduled for April. Fry has also leased the former Bluepointe space in Buckhead’s Pinnacle building for another new restaurant. We’re still waiting to hear about the concept and opening date, but just after the lease was signed in December a Fall 2013 timetable was announced. Saltyard Restaurant veterans Christian Favalli and Kristy Favalli-Jones will open Saltyard in The Brookwood Building, 1820 Peachtree Road, in late spring. The mostly small plate format will feature seasonal dishes including starches, charcuterie, cheese and larders, vegetable, seafood and meats. There will also be a patio overlooking Peachtree. For more information, visit saltyardatlanta.com Bar Antico 
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holidays, but his expansion plans don’t end there. Bar Antico will open next door his di Palma’s other eateries on Hemphill Avenue this spring featuring desserts, gelato and drinks. La Hacienda Currently under construction on the site of the old Silver Grill space on Monroe Drive in Midtown, this new, 2,000 square foot Mexican restaurant is slated to open sometime in 2013. Villains 
 Alex Broustein of Grindhouse, Jared Lee Pyles of HD1 and Jason McClure of FLIP have joined forces to open a new sandwich shop in the former Little Azio space in Midtown. At press time, Villians (offering “wickedly good sandwiches”) was slated to open in February. Check the Facebook page for more info at facebook.com/ VillainsWickedHeroes. Ink & Elm 
 Emory Village is getting a new place to dine this month at 1577 N. Decatur Road with the opening of Ink & Elm, which will feature specialty sandwiches that change daily in addition to unique sides, salads and soups. Stephen Sharp, formerly of FAB, is the chef. More at facebook.com/ InkAndElmRestaurant. BoccaLupo 
 Ria Pell’s former Sauced space on Edgewood Avenue is being transformed by Bruce Logue (formerly of La Pietra Cucina) into Italian-themed BoccaLupo. With a spring opening planned, Logue says there will be a pasta bar and cheeses. Follow the restaurant’s progress at facebook.com/ boccalupoatl.

Also coming soon: Yum Bunz was expected to open in late February or early March on the Westside serving up Asian/Koreaninspired stir-fry dishes, salads, soups, pot stickers, bao and ssam. Check facebook. com/YumBunz for more information. Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere’s new chicken joint, Chick-a-Biddy, will open at Atlantic Station sometime this spring.

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The second annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival will be held under the big tents at Atlantic Station on March 2. The all-you-care-to-taste extravaganza features a special VIP Bacon and Whole Hog session from noon to 6 p.m., while general admission is from 2 to 6 p.m. Attendees can taste over 60 craft beers, sip 40 styles of bourbon and eat lots of southern style barbeque, which will include pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chicken and sausages. Throughout the day, there will be seminars in the Tasting Theatre with master distillers and brewmasters. On the main stage will be live bluegrass and rock music along with Rolling Stones tribute band, The Jagged Stones. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 on site. VIP tickets are $75 in advance only at beerandbourbon.com.

Dante’s Down the Hatch (dantesdownthehatch.com) will remain open for the foreseeable future after plans for a luxury apartment building on the Buckhead site were put on hold by Atlantic Realty Partners. Owner Dante Stephensen had announced a March 31 closure of the 43-year-old fondue and jazz club known for its pirateship theme and live crocodile.

Local Atlanta favorite Café at Pharr (cafeatpharr.com) will be opening a sixth location in Dunwoody in the Dunwoody Village Shopping Center this spring. Ron Wolf has opened a new fast casual concept called That Pie Place (thatpieplaceusa.com) in Sandy Springs, 6355 Peachtree Dunwoody Place. Traditional comfort food is served inside a pie pocket – a flaky, buttery dough perfect for on-the-go diners. Asha Gomez, owner and chef of Cardamom Hill, was set top open The Third Space (thethirdspaceatl.com), a multifaceted event space at Studioplex in the Old Fourth Ward, at the end of February. “So many people have an interest in cooking, but no desire in going to culinary school,” Gomez said. “The Third Space bridges the gap, allowing guests to experience cooking and learning experiences in the comfort of an incredible home kitchen. Ultimately, they could have the same at home!” The 1500-square-foot space will be available for everything from chef demonstrations and culinary classes to media events and party rentals.

Tyler Williams has been named executive chef at Woodfire Grill (woodfiregrill.com) on Cheshire Bridge Road. Williams was most recently the executive chef at Abattoir. During his time there, he was named “Chef of the Year” by Eater Atlanta and was recognized as a 2012 Atlanta Rising Star Chef. Charlie G’s Eleventh Street Pub (at the corner of West Peachtree) has been rebranded Eleventh Street Pub and is under new ownership. There will be a menu revamp, along with and update on the pub’s beer and cocktail selections. For more visit facebook.com/charliegsatlanta.

The Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market will hold the Taste & Brews inaugural beer tasting on March 2 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the park, 1850 Howell Mill Road. The event will include food samples from six food trucks paired with tastings from over 100 plus domestic, imported and craft beers. The event benefits Governor’s Glen Senior Support Services, which assist families needing financial assistance with adult day care, short-term care or full time total care in dealing with memory impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Food trucks taking part include Yumbii, Sweet Auburn Barbecue, WOW, Masala Fresh Indian Street Food, Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen and Gezzo’s Surf & Grille. Tickets are only $45 in advance and admission includes a commemorative cup and program. For tickets, visit tasteandbrews.com.

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QuiCK BiteSt Continued FRoM PReViouS PAGe The Pink Pastry Parlor (pinkpastryphipps.com) has opened a second location at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead offering baking and craft classes, along with mouthwatering sweets. The location also has a Stay ‘N Play area where parents can drop off their kids while they shop, dine or see a movie. Kids can participate in one of the hourly craft or baking classes and then head to the Game Room, which features The Pink Library, Fitness Center, Doll House City, Boy’s Club, Wii World and more. Savi Provisions (saviprovisions.com), formerly known as Savi Urban Market, has opened a Buckhead location in the Tuxedo Shopping Center offering gourmet and organic food items, hard-to-find spirits, wine, beer and a dedicated tasting room for events and occasions. The Provisions branding has also been rolled out to the other existing locations in Inman Park and Brookhaven. Will the third time be the charm for the revolving fast food chicken chains on Ponce de Leon Avenue? Both KFC and Church’s have failed at the location across from IHOP in Midtown, but Zaxby’s will tear down the existing

structure and build its first Intown location to open later this year. The owners of Yogli Mogli are set to open Kale Me Crazy at 300 Highland Avenue, next door to Pure Taqueria, in Inman Park this month. The spot will serve fresh juices, smoothies, raw foods and organic pastries. No website information was available at press time.

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Breakfast, The Most Important Meal Of The Day with the joy you will receive from spending time with your little one making breakfast, and I am quite sure this meal will easily become infamous at your house. Here are a few options for how to make breakfast extra special for you and your child. Select a day of the week where together you make breakfast. It can be a simple breakfast or as elaborate as you like. Or, pick-out breakfast recipes that become special to you and your child because you only make them together. Another option for how to elevate the morning meal is by making a whole routine around your making breakfast together. With this last option you can get as creative as you like. To help you get started, below is a breakfast recipe that we have made many times with children who have attended Mud Pie Cooking School. Always, they enjoyed making the recipe in class and then serving it to their families.

By Christine Fallucco, Mud Pie Cooking School You and your child can reap both healthy and priceless benefits throughout a day by starting it with a nutritious breakfast that you have made together. What makes breakfast an important meal? The obvious might be that it kick-starts your metabolism giving you energy and enabling you to better focus. Not so obvious, is the fact a number of research studies have shown that those who ate a morning meal daily more easily managed their weight. Kids need breakfast to nurture their growing bodies and developing brains. Couple the health benefits outlined above

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Cook Hall The W Atlanta – Buckhead’s new restaurant is Cook Hall, which is offering a contemporary take on American Comfort Food to locals and travellers. Chef David Gross’ menu includes duck tacos, pimiento mac and cheese and cornbread glazed with brown sugar and bacon. Cook Hall will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check cookhallatlanta.com for more. Seven Lamps Chef Drew Van Leuvan’s new restaurant at the Shops Around Lenox in Buckhead focuses on craft food and drinks. The menu features regionally influenced dishes with seasonal ingredients including iced oysters on the half shell, pastas, artisan cheeses, wood-grilled chicken breast and more. Lunch, dinner and a late night menu (from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.) is being served. Visit sevenlampsatl.com for details. La Tagliatella The internationally known Italian restaurant jumped into the American market in Atlanta with not one, but two locations. The first is in Midtown at the Metropolis building (919 Peachtree St.) and the latest is at Emory Point, 1540 Avenue Place. Both restaurants serve lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For menus and reservations, visit latagliatella.us. Also recently opened: Marlow’s Tavern (marlowstavern.com) has opened a new outpost at Emory Point. West & Mill Bistro Bar (westandmill.com) is serving up sandwiches, salads and drinks under the direction of Chef Gavin Blair at 1000 Marietta St., Suite 202. Olmsted (olmstedatl.com) is in the former Trois space on Peachtree Street in Midtown serving up fish, steaks and other comfort food. The General Muir (thegeneralmuir.com), created by the folks behind West Egg Café, is open at Emory Point under the direction of Chef Todd Ginsberg serving up Jewish-deli inspired goodies.

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By Kathy Dean What are homebuyers hunting for this year? Well, of course…location is at the top of the list, price is paramount, and quality building is critical. But beyond all that, there’s still the matter of design. Don’t underestimate the importance of keeping up with the latest trends. Style can make or break celebrities and design can mean the difference between a house that brings full price or lingers on the market. Today’s buyers are looking for “classic design elements with a modern interpretation,” said Michael C. Morris, Interior Designer and Design Studio Manager at Monte Hewett Homes. “The past becomes new again by using classic design elements, like subway tiles and farmhouse sinks, and incorporating them into more modern designs,” he explained. “It’s all

A wine cellar and bar built for a Monte Hewett Home in Buckhead. The iron gate was custom made by local ironsmiths. about keeping the integrity of classic design elements and reinterpreting them in new and creative ways.” Lesley McCarthy, Vice President – Interior Design, John Wieland Homes and

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Neighborhoods noted that the current trend for home exteriors is siding that shows personality by using bright and fun color combinations. The classic red brick exterior is also making a comeback, as is the use of lighter trim on brick homes. “Overall, the trend tends to be toward white, bright, clean interiors,” McCarthy continued. “And while spaces might be smaller, homebuyers are looking for more functionality. Today’s living spaces are open and bright with lots of windows. Larger, welcoming, and livable.” Buyers also want nice sized owner’s suites, but not the oversized rooms of a few years back. Big entertaining patios are popular, provided there’s a big enough

budget. Many homebuyers wait to add outdoor living space only after they get everything they want done on the inside of the home. Larger common living areas are in more demand, and so are sunrooms that expand the interior, bringing the outdoors into the actual living space, according to Irene Hall, Marketing Manager, Pulte Group. She added that another popular feature is the “drop zone,” aka the mudroom, where family members can “drop” their stuff when they walk in the door, keeping the interior cleaner and tidier. As far as kitchens, “cabinet colors are going lighter again, in some cases back to white or off-

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Parkside Partners, in a joint venture with Brookwood Investments, purchased the warehouse located in the popular Sweetwater Design District next to Sweetwater Brewery. The 50,000-square-foot warehouse will be converted to creative loft space called Parkside@ Armour with leases available from 1,000 square feet. The total renovation will include 16ft ceilings, exposed brick walls and skylights, as well as new building interiors and systems, and the addition of a courtyard area. Phase II will contain a new 18,000-square-foot building for loft office, restaurant or showroom. The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (atlantahomebuilders.com) has announced that its recently chartered Atlanta chapter of the Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) won over $3,500 in scholarship awards from the National Association of Home Builders’ Professional Women in Building at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas. Awards included those for membership recruitment and retention, as well as individual awards to Carol Morgan, Betsy Sheppard and Christine Fortenberry for helping to create the chapter. Gene Kansas and Sidewalk Radio were giving a city proclamation to honor their partnership with Councilman Kwanza Hall’s Year of Boulevard initiative to clean up the street in the Old Fourth Ward. Kansas is the creator and host of Sidewalk Radio on AM 1690, which covers Atlanta’s history and culture as explored through art, architecture, design, development, city planning and preservation. Houzz, a leading online platform for residential remodeling and design have awarded Best of Houzz 2013 to Decatur’s Renewal Design-Build and Home & Garden Design, Inc., located in Northeast Atlanta. More than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community chose the firms for their commitment to customer satisfaction and design. Real Estate Radio Atlanta with Susan Pryor (realestateradioatlanta.com) has officially hit the metro Atlanta airwaves. The show, which airs on 106.7 FM on Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m., covers a wide variety of topics of interest to many professionals in the real estate industry, as well as metro Atlanta consumers, but primarily focuses on financial wisdom, prosperity and home ownership. MODA Floors & Interiors (ModaFloorsandInteriors.com)has received two awards from the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The MODA, M Remodeling and Recentered Pieces’ team entry won in the Residential Interior Element Category.

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NeighborhoodLIFT offers grants Home tour, March 30 $15,000 grants are available through the NeighborhoodLIFT program for down payment or renovation assistance on eligible homes in historic areas of the Capitol View and nearby neighborhoods. The March 30 home tour, Committed to Communities, will feature open houses in the Capitol View, Sylvan Hills, Adair Park, and Capitol View Manor neighborhoods. Qualified people must buy and live in a home in the city of Atlanta and meet requirements including a maximum income of 120 percent of the Atlanta area median income, which is $80,000 for a family of four. NeighborhoodLIFT is a collaborative effort of NeighborWorks America, Invest Atlanta, RRC and Wells Fargo. Several million dollars are still available. Go to www. neighborhoodlift.com to learn more. To register for the March 30 home tour, go to www.committedtocommunities.com.

HomeAid Atlanta AWARDS HomeAid Atlanta (homeaidatlanta.org) announced the recipients of its seventh annual awards during the recent Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Installation and Awards Program at Villa Christina. Awards were presented for Builder of the Year, Trade Partner of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.  These awards honor organizations and individuals demonstrating great commitment to HomeAid Atlanta and its mission of building and maintaining dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. The three recipients were: 2012 Builder of the Year: James MacDowell, Unique Homes and Renovations 2012 Trade Partner of the Year: Construction Resources, Inc., Mitch & Sonny Hires 2012 Volunteer of the Year: Overhead Door Company of Atlanta

Continued FROM PAGE 32 white treatments,” Hall said. Morris pointed to the latest look in kitchen tile. “While traditional 3-inch by 6-inch subway tiles are a staple of classic interior design, a creative twist is to use a contrasting grout color that complements a color in the countertops. Another trend is subway tiles made from materials other than the classic ceramic, from things like porcelain, glass, metal, and even reclaimed antique mirror.” Baths are popular that feature clean lines and classic materials, a great backdrop for the bright shine of chrome fixtures. Square vessel sinks and tall, gooseneck fixtures give a modern, spa-like feel. “Plank-style tiles with a wood or stone color and texture are a hot trend on the market,” Morris said. “They add an organic quality to any space and evoke a feeling of warmth with their texture and neutral, monochromatic color palettes.” Oversized showers are popular, and Hall reported that customers also prefer smaller windows over the tub and/or shower, rather than big box windows. “That way they can maintain their privacy and don’t have to worry about window treatments,” she said, “as long as the window can bring in natural light–that’s the key to the design.” What it actually comes down to, though, is that the biggest design trend for 2013 is the personalized home. Most buyers are looking for a house that’s move-in ready, and new homes have an edge when it comes to getting customized touches from the start. According to Hall, Pulte Group is now taking a step back when designing their homes, building prototypes in the field, surveying the buyers, and making tweaks to the floor plan before the final plans reach the general public. She put it simply: “We’re offering customer-inspired plans versus what a builder thinks a consumer is looking for in a home.” McCarthy explained that with the increased popularity of websites like Pinterest and Houzz, design and style trends are more a part of everyone’s world. Today’s buyers, she added, like to know that what they’re selecting fits the latest trends, but is also timeless enough to last.  “People are spending money again to personalize their homes. It’s a reflection of the fact that buyers are feeling good about their investment and feel comfortable putting money into making it their own,” McCarthy said. “It feels good for someone to buy a home again. And one of the great things about buying a new home is that you have the opportunity to have it the way you want it from the day you move in.”

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be available the day of the tour for $40. Event chair Evyan O’Keefe said this will be JLA’s most impressive tour to date, coupled with appearances by some of Atlanta’s best chefs showing how the kitchens can be put to practical use. The self-guided tour features kitchens in Buckhead, Ansley Park, Morningside, Midtown, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. O’Keefe said

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By Pamela Berger sweetpeachblog.com A couple months ago, I was buying a teddy bear for my friend’s son Daniel at Blabla Kids, when I noticed these gorgeous flowers just next door at a shop called Faith Flowers. I could tell that whoever owned this store was a highly creative person and one who loved the natural world. This flower arrangement immediately caught my eye -which as it turns out, is made from a recycled soda can. Owner Laura Iarocci has been arranging flowers for decades and loves every minute of it. Lucky for us, she’s agreed to share some of her secrets. To make your own soda can flowers you’ll need to first head outside. Pick up whatever is of interest to you, especially pieces of bark, sticks, moss, funghi, lichen... You’ll also need a glue gun and scissors. Use a pair of scissors to cut a big hole in the top of your can. Next, add glue to the can and to the bark (or your favorite found objects). Then one by one, cover your can. It’s okay if there are little gaps here and there...that’s the next step. Use the smaller objects you have gathered to fill these gaps, such as funghi or moss. I really love the red pepperberries that Laura used, which you can sometimes find at Michael’s or at various garden shops. Plus, it adds a great pop of color. Once your creation is complete, use the scissors to trim the bottom so your can will sit flat. Then add water. Next, add fresh flowers from your backyard or floral shop. You can also use dried flowers (or even better, choose flowers and stems that will look great fresh as well as dried) For this can, Laura used Ranunculus, Brezellia and Strelitizia. The final two flowers will last for months and months. And voila. Such a pretty way to display flowers and also a great way to involve the kids- not only getting them to explore the outdoors, but to gather items from outside that everyone can talk and learn about...and be reminded to care about. *Check out http://faithflowers.wix.com to see all the creative classes she teaches including howto terrariums, hand tied bouquets and wedding flowers.

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Dresser Homes JLA works with local designers to choose kitchens that have been completed in the last year. “Visitors want to get a glimpse inside these homes and see what the latest trends are,” O’Keefe said. “The tour is a good resource for anyone who wants ideas about how to renovate or rejuvenate their kitchen. There are small kitchens and larger ones, so you can get a sense of how it might work in your own space.” Participating designers include Morgan Creek, Dresser, Hammersmith, Axios/HR Construction, Dovetail, HomeForge, Leftko, Frank Neely, DCD, Design Galleria, InsideDesign and CSI. Tour events will include special demonstrations by Chef Adam Waller of Bocado, Chef Josh Hopkins of STG Trattoria, Chef David Waller of Taqueria del Sol, Chef Tom McEachern of The Capital Grille and many more. JLA president Camille Kessler said the tour is JLA’s largest event fundraiser and has raised over $1 million to benefit its community partners. “This year we’ll be donating a quarter of a million dollars to 29 nonprofit partners,” Kessler said, noting that other funding goes toward its owned education and advocacy programs for women. Kessler said the public is also welcome to attend the annual kick-off party on Friday, March 22, at Mason Murer Art Gallery in Buckhead. The evening will feature food, cocktails, a gentleman’s sports lounge, mixology demonstration and a silent auction. Tickets are $75. To purchase tickets for the tour or host party and find out more information about this year’s homes, visit tourofkitchens.org.



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Miles Redd, a native Atlantan, was the guest speaker at last month’s Cathedral Antique Show. He is the author of the just-published The Big Book of Chic. Redd, who graduated from The Lovett School, has been the creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home as well as owner of his own design firm in Manhattan. Pictured above (l-r) Wes Vawter and Sandra Carey, agents and participants in Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty’s sponsorship of the lecture and book signing, talked with former Redd prior to his lecture at the Cathedral Antiques Show and were joined by fellow agent Ally May.

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The Southeastern Horticultural Society will host the 2013 Southeastern Flower Show at Cobb Galleria Centre March 15-17. The 25th anniversary event features the theme “What’s Old is New Again.” Along with plenty of beautiful flowers there will also be fine antiques, guest speakers, flower arranging demos, cooking demonstrations and kids activities. There will also be garden-related shopping in the show’s popular Marketplace and Bookstore. Some of this year’s guest speakers include Walter Reeves, Lady Katherine Astor, James Farmer, Erica Glasener, Louise Estabrook, Danielle Rollins, Peter Hatch, Allan Armitage, Vince Dooley, Tim Smalley, Mary Palmer Dargan, Liz Vitale, Geri Laufer, Jason Paolini, Virginia Willis, Barbara Damrosch, Tara Guerard and Laura Iarocci. Tickets are available online in a variety of prices depending on what you want to do at the festival. An all-access, three-day pass is $45. For more information, visit schort.org.

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DECATUR - Situated on picturesque level

BRIARMOOR MANOR - Pristine mid-cen-

high elevation lot, City of Decatur school system, fabulous natural light, updated eat-inkit. 5Bed/3Bath $565,000 FMLS: 5109352 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845

tury jewel on beautiful lot, many upgrades, open floor plan, sunroom, covered porch. 4Bed/3Bath $319,000 FMLS: 5100976 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845

ANSLEY PARK - 1920 bungalow w/huge rooms, built-ins, formal LR w/fireplace, terrace level w/fam rm, front & rear English gardens. 4Bed/2.5Bath $699,900 FMLS: 5101017 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845

ANSLEY PARK - Open floor plan, tons of upgrades, built-ins, granite & SS kit, hardwoods, master w/9’ ceils, 2 car garage. 3Bed/3.5Bath $440,000 FMLS: 5100456 Mike Kondalski 404-234-9379

BUCKHEAD - Custom Stephen Fuller home. All bedrooms en suite, Empyrean terrace level w/custom bar. 6Bed/7Bath/2Half Bath $1,795,000 FMLS: 5062517 Marc Castillo 404-449-6862

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latest from Stoney River Homes. Work w/ builder now to customize your new home! 4Bed/3.5Bath $629,900 FMLS: 5105620 Kathleen Sickeler 404-368-3234

MIDTOWN – Stunning skyline views. New const. on the Midtown Mile.  Spacious floorplan with expansive windows.  Pool, fitness, club room, concierge. 2Br/2Ba   $524,900 FMLS: 5089604  Sales  404-815-4622

MIDTOWN - Large home in one of the most desirable buildings in Atlanta. Features Midtown views through floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet kit w/ granite. 3Br/3Ba $549,900 FMLS: 5094852 Allen Snow 404-931-1176


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boasts 25’ ceilings, concrete floors, industrial windows, upgraded kitchen & bath. FHA APPROVED! 2Bed/2Bath $239,900 FMLS: 5081060 Wayne Anderson: 404-588-2728

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