Volume 19 Number 4 2013
April 2013 coming this April For advertising reserve space by March 11 email@example.com
Raise a Glass to Earth Month activities, events and products ATLANTA INTOWN PAPER 634 NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE ATLANTA, GA 30306
PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID Atlanta, GA Permit NO. 1235
2 INtown | April 2013
ATLANTA INTOWN MEDIA, LLC Hyperlocal news print | online | social media www.AtlantaINtownPaper.com Twitter: @ATLINtownPaper
Wendy G. Binns OWNER & PUBLISHER (404) 586-0027 firstname.lastname@example.org Collin Kelley EDITOR (404) 586-0102 email@example.com Annie Kinnett Nichols COPYEDITOR Elizabeth P. Holmes PRODUCTION/GRAPHIC DESIGN (404) 586-0027 X106 firstname.lastname@example.org CONTRIBUTORS Cameron Adams, Kate Atwood, Sydia Bell, Pamela Berger, Ann Boutwell, Holly Brooks, Patrick Dennis, Brigette Flood, Jackie Furlong, Kat Greene, Annie Kinnett Nichols, Clare Richie, Laura Turner Seydel, Shandra Hill Smith, Tim Sullivan, Ally Wright DISTRIBUTION (404) 586-0027 SUBSCRIPTIONS Send a $15 check to Subscriptions, Atlanta INtown, 634 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306 or read our free e-Edition online at AtlantaINtownPaper.com. SUBMISSIONS Queries about freelance articles can be made to Collin Kelley, email@example.com Atlanta INtown, 634 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306.
Advertising REACH LOCAL BY A TRUSTED LOCAL BRAND for information: (404) 586-0027 firstname.lastname@example.org ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Janet Porter REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING (404) 501-0090 email@example.com David Burleson (404) 918-0285 firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Howell (404) 586-0027 X 105 email@example.com
Who We Are & Why For more than 19 years, Atlanta INtown’s mission has been to publish local news that helps foster a sense of community. Live, work and play – we cover everything that makes our city home.
Printed with soy-based ink on 100% recycled paper. KeepitINtown.com
Earth Day Events .................................. 4-7 Editor’s Letter ...........................................4 Blinkie Awards ..........................................8 TreesAtlanta ............................................10 Laura Turner Seydel................................11 Earth Friendly Gifts .................................12 Eco Briefs ...............................................14
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Twins Give Back .....................................15 A Look Back ...........................................16 Street Fashion ........................................18 TimmyDaddy ..........................................20 Jumpstart Needs Volunteers ..................20 Health Briefs ...........................................22 Run Club ................................................23 Pets.........................................................24 Lifeline Animal Project ............................25
PUBLISHER’S LETTER TREES ATLANTA BLOOMS! p. 10
THE STUDIO Spring Festivals ......................................26 Intown Datebook ....................................28 The Thinking Artist ..................................29 Books by Local Authors .........................30 Atlanta PlanIt ..........................................32 Wren’s Nest Centennial..........................34
NEWS YOU CAN EAT Farmers Markets ....................................35 Quick Bites .............................................36 The Coffee Wizard..................................37
IN BUSINESS Julie Bee’s Shoes ...................................38 Business Briefs.......................................38 Local Apps .............................................39 Making Sense of Social..........................39 URBANfronts ..........................................39
FARMERS MARKETS OPEN p. 35
REAL ESTATE Design Trends ........................................40 Real Estate Briefs ...................................42
IN YOUR HOME Home & Garden Tours ...........................44 Organic Gardening ................................45 Before & After .........................................46
FOLLOW US Twitter: @ATLINtownPaper Facebook: facebook.com/atlantaintown Web: AtlantaINtownPaper.com
HOME & GARDEN TOURS p. 44
Sustainability and basketball go hand-in-hand this month at the Georgia Dome. With the 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four descending on the Georgia World Congress Center campus, GWCCA sustainability coordinator Tim Trefzer is on his toes and planning for the masses. Two hundred recycling containers will be placed by the City of Atlanta in Downtown as part of the extensive recycling plan. Volunteers and committee members will wear “Green Team” lapel pins and t-shirts. And, working with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, there is an initiative to bike rather than drive. Even down to the lanyards, made of recycled material, Tim is watching the details and leveraging the opportunity to build practices for the future. In a typical year, GWCCA hosts TIM TREFZER 500 events and millions of guests. And, with that there is potential for huge amounts of waste and energy consumption. Since Tim has stepped-in, he’s wracked-up a list of significant improvements, like reducing waste at the campus by 32.4 percent. Prepping the 71,250-seat Dome to be more eco-friendly for the Final Four comes down to much of the waste that fans leave behind at their seats. Workers who pick up the trash are trained to sort it all for recycling. So, with the environment and basketball on our minds, we tip our hat to Tim Trefzer for the most valuable environmental player of the game. Happy Earth Month!
ABOUT THE COVER The Uncorked Glass Company handcrafts, unique, eco-friendly glassware from recycled wine bottles, donated from local restaurants and bars in Atlanta. The tumblers, handcrafted from 100 percent postconsumer materials, go through a polishing process that “rounds” the lip, leaving it smooth and brilliant. The “dimple” or “punt” in the bottom of the bottle is incorporated, to give each glass its unique character. For more, visit uncorkedglass.com.
Owner & Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org
April 2013 | IN
Earth Day 2013 YOUR GUIDE FOR AN ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE
Events, volunteer opportunities all month long
By Jackie Furlong EarthShare of Georgia What is the perfect day? Is it laying outside on a blanket in the sun, taking a walk through your local park listening to the birds, or enjoying the company of friends on a cool summer’s evening on an outdoor patio? Either way, many a perfect day starts outside. Earth Day is a celebration that is recognized internationally on April 22 each year, but its roots began in the United States in 1970 with founder Gaylord Nelson. His goal was to infuse energy from the increased public consciousness about social issues into an environmental movement to raise awareness and protect our air, land and water. At a time when local groups throughout the nation were fighting against countless assaults on the environment, from oil spills
to a loss of wilderness, The Earth Day movement succeeded in the creation of United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species acts, garnering support from all sides of the political spectrum. But now, 43 years later, while they are not household names, Earth Day and environmental sustainability are certainly words we hear about more often and there have been significant environmental improvements in Georgia, and many in Atlanta. From community gardens in Candler and Grant Park, open air markets with locally sourced foods in East Atlanta and Buckhead, conscientious home
DeKalb Board of Realtors® #1 Individual Agent, 2012 2012 35 Average Days on Market 97% Sold to List Price Ratio Sold 1 in Every 4 Druid Hills Homes
Peggy Hibbert Top Agent, Dekalb Board of Realtors® FOUNDING PARTNER
Neighborhood Expert with AtlantaFineHomes.com
© MMXII Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork by Jill Steenhuis,used with permission. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.
4 INtown | April 2013
builders and energy-efficient renovation projects, to a walkable/bikeable / anything you can do-able path around the city, the Beltline, Atlanta is becoming a leader in environmental sustainability. So what is your perfect day? Either way, you can’t have it without a healthy environment. From blue collar to white collar and those new to the environmental movement, as Earth Day is celebrated on Monday April 22, we encourage you to conduct your own environmental conservation acts from turning off the water while you brush your teeth to recycling your daily yogurt containers. These little acts help ensure that we will have clean air, land and water for generations to come. This year, EarthShare of Georgia is celebrating 20 years of caring for the environment. Adults will enjoy attending the 11th annual Earth Day Leadership Breakfast on Friday, April 19, from 8 to10 a.m. at the Georgia Aquarium and the 17th annual
EDITOR’S LETTER Collin Kelley I always look forward to April because it’s National Poetry Month, and this year is extra special since my first full-length collection in a decade, Render, is officially published on April 16 by Sibling Rivalry Press. This month, I’ll be reading from the new book for the Atlanta Writer’s Club (atlantawritersclub.org) on April 20 at Georgia Perimeter College, as well as reading work I have in the fantastic new Southern Poetry Anthology: Georgia on April 10 at Callanwolde (callanwolde. org) and April 30 at Georgia Center for the Book at the Decatur Library (georgiacenterforthebook.org). On May 7 at Georgia Center for the Book at the Decatur Library, I’ll join fellow poet (and Sibling Rivalry Press author) Theresa Davis for a big reading event. You can find out more about new books by local poets and authors on page 30 and be sure to check out PoetryAtlanta.com to find
Earth Day Party on Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the King Plow Arts Center while supporting EarthShare of Georgia. More information on these two events can be found at earthsharega.org/earthday. EarthShare will celebrate Earth Day on April 22 from 6 to10 p.m. at earth-friendly YEAH! BURGER Virginia Highland for a Make It Matter Monday fundraiser benefitting the organization. YEAH! BURGER (yeahburger. com) will donate 10 percent of all sales to EarthShare to help ensure Georgians will have clean air, land and water for generations to come. Many people don’t know that Atlanta has a plethora of outdoor treasures for the environmental enthusiast to those who just want to get outside. Once you have explored the outdoors in Atlanta and beyond, celebrate Earth Day all year long by donating your time and talents to your local environmental groups! EarthShare of Georgia provides an easy way to donate through your employee giving program to 70 environmental member groups, including many of these incredible groups mentioned in this article. Find out more at earthsharega.org. CONTINTUED ON NEXT PAGE
out about all the events happening for National Poetry Month. April is also Earth Month (with Earth Day on April 22) and that means it’s INtown’s annual Green Issue. You will find this issue chock full of stories about ecofriendly events, volunteer opportunities, businesses and much more. The green movement continues to grow and expand as more and more people understand the need for sustainability of our planet. INtown is happy to play a small part in spreading the word. And since we have so much in the print issue, you’ll find some fantastic “online only” stories this month including Clare Richie’s story on the Schoolyard Sprouts program to help schools serve fresh vegetables grown on site, Kate Atwood’s Living by Giving column, and the Intown Academy’s efforts to get a playground built in the Old Fourth Ward. Also growing: our online presence. We now have more than 20,000 Twitter followers and have been gobsmacked by the numbers reading our online digital edition each month. Have a great April! collin@atlantaintownpaper KeepitINtown.com
Earth Month EVEnts
Hoochie: The Nature Conservancy, Georgia Chapter hosts this event Friday, April 19, 7 p.m. to midnight at the Tophat Soccer Fields, Atlanta. Featuring live music from the Bradley Cole Smith Band, unique entertainment, and sustainable gourmet cuisine with Executive Chef Adam Evans from The Optimist shucking oysters. Tickets $125. Information: nature.org/hoochie Earth Day Kids Fest: This fun event is Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and perfect for the whole family. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and students; $6 for children (under 2 get in free). You can also ride your bike from home and get in for free. Through guest appearances with Captain Planet, performances by Laughing Pizza and engaging activities kids are energized with information on how to keep their planet healthy. Family’s will also enjoy animal presentations with CNC naturalist and be able to paddle a canoe on Beaver Pond. Hosted by The Captain Planet Foundation and the Chattahoochee Nature Center. For more information: chattahoocheenaturecenter.org. Sweep the Hooch: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper in partnership with Trout Unlimited and the National Parks Service will conduct its 3rd annual Sweep the Hooch on Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to include 21 sites and more than 450 volunteers. Last year 3.81 tons of trash was collected with 1.2 tons being recycled along 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area Register early as a walker, wader or paddler before site capacities are met. For more information please visit chattahoochee.org.
Sweep the Hooch
Wild & Woolly Festival: Georgia Forest Watch hosts this festival Friday, April 19, 4 to 8 p.m. along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Join storyteller Jim Pfitzer as he brings Aldo Leopold to life in his one-man play, “Aldo Leopold – A Standard of Change.” There will also be educational tables, music, food, a silent auction and games. For more information: gafw.org. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
Georgia Tech’s Earth Day Celebration: The annual event is set for Friday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tech Walk and will focus attention on the environment and increase people’s awareness of the world around them. The event is free and open to the public, and features 70 exhibitors, eco-friendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music and organic popcorn. For more information: earthday.gatech.edu. SweetWater 420 Fest: The weekend of music, beer and family-friendly activities returns to Candler Park April 19-21. Visit sweetwater420fest.com or find out more about the event on Page 26 of this month’s issue of INtown. Decatur Earth Day Festival: The event will be Sunday, April 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wylde Centerat the corner of Oakview and South McDonough. The festival is pirate themed this year and is a great chance for members of the community to come together and pARRRticipate. Their pirates have traveled the world and are here to tell us that we must protect our planet and plunder no more. For details visit wyldecenter.org. KeepitINtown.com
IS YOUR HAIR DAMAGED OR JUST WON'T GROW? We can help you grow your hair healthy and long with the aid of sewn-in weaves.
10 ar k y a t ye le aN O N rr a w
YOUR LOCAL ROOFER
Call us. We can help.
Visit our website for more information
6658 East Broad Street • Douglasville
FREE ESTIMATES 404-874-ROOF (7663) BELLROOFINGCO.COM
April 2013 | IN
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5
General Volunteer Opportunities EarthShare of Georgia: Volunteers are needed for our Earth Day events, you must be 21 to participate. Contact person: Stephanie Williams, (404) 873-3173 or email@example.com.
1685 Howell Mill Road West Midtown Free Brake Check Free Engine Light Code Reading Catalytic Converter Special: $129 & up Emission Problems? Towing Available Locally Owned & Operated
Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell: To be added to the special event email list so that you can become one of CNC’s event volunteers please email your name, telephone number, and preferred email address to firstname.lastname@example.org with Special Event Volunteer Email Request in the subject line. Georgia Wildlife Federation-Mill Creek Nature Center: Adopt-AStream Monitoring, dates and hours are flexible. Adopt-A-Stream is a unique effort to involve the public and local communities in water quality protection. Volunteers, such as the Georgia Wildlife Federation, adopt a section of a stream, river or lake for one year. Adopt-A-Stream groups conduct visual surveys and clean-ups, improve stream habitat and/or monitor water quality. To volunteer, please contact Robert Phillips at (770) 787-7887 or email@example.com. Park Pride: To get more involved in your community park, or to become a volunteer, willing to work for the greater good of Atlanta’s parks and green spaces, contact John Ahern (404) 546-7982 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(404) 352-1300 Guarantee***
The EarthShare Party (top photo) and EarthShare Breakfast are annual events to celebrate Earth Day. Find out more at earthsharega.org.
LeDress Boutique Luxury Consignment
Greater Atlanta home inspirations are brought to life at MODA Floors & Interiors For inspiration, tour our showroom and link into a library of design resources.
1417 Chattahoochee Ave. Atlanta 30318 404.477.3744 Carpet • Area Rugs • Hardwood • Natural Stone • Designer Tile • Window Coverings
6 INtown | April 2013
Social Occasion Bridal Gowns Cocktail Accessories Prom Pageant
THREE BEST OF ATLANTA AWARDS!
Corner of Peachtree & Piedmont in Buckhead www.LeDressBoutique.com • 404-842-1955 Shop Online KeepitINtown.com
email@example.com TheIntowners.com 404-875-5100
Six years ago, Teresa Groshans saw a need for healthier choices at her kindergartner’s school cafeteria. Rather than just focus on her daughter’s lunch, she started a school garden. “Every Wednesday, I met each kindergarten class in the garden for period of instruction, activities, and tastings. The garden brought joy to their day and a new setting for learning,” Groshans said. With the help of others, Groshan’s vision took root and began to grow. More parents and faculty volunteered. Murphy’s restaurant hosted dine-outs to raise funds and gave chef demonstrations. Whole Foods pitched in with 5 percent days, grants, and staff who installed planter boxes. Nicolas Donck of Crystal Organics donated 1,000 seedlings each year. Atlanta Public Schools and Sodexo began re-thinking menu options, like canned fruit. As gardens sprouted up at Morningside and Springdale Park Elementary Schools (MES and SPARK) – parents, faculty, local businesses, local farmers and others – formed the Schoolyard Sprout Foundation. Today, this nonprofit primarily helps MES and SPARK students, parents and faculty experience gardening, cooking, and eating local and fresh foods – to promote healthier choices for themselves and their environment. Children of all grades plant, maintain, and harvest the garden while covering required curriculum. Murphy’s and Atkins Park’s chefs show students and parents how to prepare the collected produce. The school cafeteria offers more fresh fruits and vegetables – so long canned fruit chunks in syrup. There are fresh fruit Fridays, new composting initiatives, trips to Morningside Farmer’s Market and more underway. Groshans said the next step is to make the current programs sustainable and add more schools. For more information, visit schoolyardsprouts.org.
By Clare S. Richie
Call for the Current Market Value of Your Home
Schoolyard Sprouts encourages gardening
Don’t Miss Out!
The Market is Turn
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper: Interested in helping and preserving the Chattahoochee River and its watershed through programs in education, community outreach, policy reform and legal actions. From working all day at a festival, to assisting with river clean-ups, to helping out for a few hours in the office, there’s something available for everyone. Contact Bonnie Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 352-9828. You can also fill out the volunteer form at ucriverkeeper.com/volunteer.
Trees Atlanta: All events are Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. until noon. No cost to volunteer. Please bring gloves and a bottle of water. Trees Atlanta provides all tools and instruction. Contact person: Susan Pierce, (404) 522-4097 or email@example.com. Volunteers can also sign up at treesatlanta.org. For more about Trees Atlanta’s upcoming events, see the story on Page ? in this issue of INtown.
April 2013 | IN
Major Renovation Coming Soon!
BlinKiE aWarDs Atlanta Bicycle Coalition honors supporters, friends The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition handed out its 2013 Blinkie Awards at a recent ceremony at Ponce City Market. The annual awards honor supporters and friends of ABC and its mission. Mayor Kasim Reed, who was named Bike-Friendly Elected Official, talked about the city’s commitment to fund $2.5 million in high quality bike facilities in 2013 and a $50,000 contribution to the Atlanta Streets Alive. This year’s ASA will see 2.7 miles of Peachtree Street between Midtown and Downtown closed to vehicles on May 19 for an outdoor street party.
CREATIVE LOFT OFFICE SPACE
2013 BlinKiE WinnErs Bike-Friendly Elected Ofﬁcial: City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Bike-Friendly Agency Staff: Joshuah Mello, Atlanta Assistant Director of Transportation Planning Bike-Friendly Policy: Georgia Department of Transportation’s Complete Streets policy Media Coverage: Maria Saporta, Saporta Report ABC Partner of the Year: New Belgium Brewery ABC Volunteer of the year: Jeffrey Wisard
Sweetwater Design District
Most Bike Lights Distributed to Cyclists in Need: Amber Raley
225 Ottley Drive • Atlanta, GA • 30324
Bike Shop: Loose Nuts Cycles Bike-Friendly Business: Elliott Street Deli & Pub Bike-Friendly Neighborhood: Old Fourth Ward
For more about the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, visit atlantabike.org.
Renovated Loft Office Building for Lease 1,000 to 44,000 SF Excellent Access to I-85/75 on Atlanta Beltline Custom Buildout 16’ Ceilings • Skylights • Exposed Brick Walls
(Clockwise) Maria Saporta, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition staffers Rebecca Serna and Matt Garbet and Birds of A Feather Creative team with Mayor Kasim Reed.
For Leasing Information: Kyle Jenks 404.239.9828
Douglas James 404.372.1280
www.ParksidePartners.com A Joint Venture Of
8 INtown | April 2013
AT L A N TA ’ S # 1 I N TO W N T E A M
Morningside. $1,295,000 1694 W Sussex Road
Ansley Park. $2,295,000 15 Inman Circle
Ansley Park. coming soon 295 The Prado
Ansley Park. $1,499,000 84 Polo Drive
Sherwood Forest. $2,475,000 1681 Friar Tuck Road
Morningside. $899,000 1283 N Morningside
Decatur. $728,999 699 N Superior Avenue
Ansley Park. $1,450,000 145 The Prado
UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT
Morningside. $599,900 1018 Reeder Circle
Ansley Park. $1,849,000 41 Barksdale Drive
Morningside. $579,900 1305 Edmund Park Drive
Morningside. $929,000 893 Plymouth Road
Virginia Highland. $949,000 1045 Hudson Drive
Garden Hills. $789,000 2802 Alpine Road
Virginia Highland. $679,000 982 North Highland
#1 Team Companywide Volume & Units Sold Top Producing Agent in 30306 / 30309
firstname.lastname@example.org Virginia Highland. $669,000 978 North Highland
Midtown. $329,000 905 Juniper #116
Sherwood Forest. $679,000 1639 Lady Marian Lane
Jim Getzinger, Jared Sapp, and JW Getzinger
P L E ASE C A L L TO L E A R N A B OU T O U R P ROV E N M A R K E T I N G P L A N ! View our listings at GetzingerGroup.com
© MMXI Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.
April 2013 | IN
Plantings, walking tours and weddings on tap for organization By Collin Kelley, Editor
I’ve got three!
NEW TOWNHOMES FROM THE MID $400’s 60% SOLD
10 INtown | April 2013
2/20/13 9:18 PM
Trees Atlanta is one of the most active “green” organizations in the city, but this month finds the nonprofit a little extra busy. While Saturday tree plantings will continue throughout the month, Trees Atlanta is also busy creating a “native prairie” of grass and wildflowers along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, giving walking tours of the BeltLine Arboretum, hosting a plant sale and offering a space for weddings at its ecofriendly headquarters in Reynoldstown. According to Trees Atlanta communications director Bethany Clark, April marks the end of the annual tree planting cycle (more than 2,000 were planted around the city during the winter months), the spring focus turns to activities along the Eastside Trail, which runs from Piedmont Park to the Old Fourth Ward. Last month, Trees Atlanta and its volunteers began planting 109,000 native grass and wildflower plugs along the trail, which will grow into a native prairie that will become a much needed source of nesting sites, food, and protection for birds, butterflies, bees and more. Clark said the plantings will continue through May and hundreds of volunteers are needed to make this a reality. You can see a planting calendar and sign-up to volunteer at treesatlanta.org/ calendar. The prairie is part of another massive project, the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, which will eventually encircle the entire city along the BeltLine’s 22-mile loop. “More than 600 trees were planted last fall along the Eastside Trail – magnolias, sassafras, long leaf pines, dogwoods, oaks, elms and many more,” Clark said. “That’s just the Eastside Trail. The linear arboretum will continue to grow as the BeltLine grows.” Again, hundreds of volunteers are needed to help continue with the planting
process along the arboretum. Plantings will take place on select weekdays and weekend mornings from 9 a.m. to noon through April. Check the website for dates and to sign up. Free walking tours of the arboretum lead by trained docents are set to begin April 12. The tours will take about 90 minutes and begin at the trailhead in Inman Park. Each docent prepares his or her own unique talking points to spotlight the native trees, architectural interests, key historical stories, and much more. On Saturday, April 6, Trees Atlanta will hold its first ever native plant sale, which will feature native, pollinator-friendly plants and perennials. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center in Reynoldstown, 225 Chester Ave. All proceeds from this plant sale will benefit the organization’s youth education programs. Speaking of the Kendeda Center, did you know you can hold your wedding or reception there? Since it opened five years ago, the Platinum LEED certified building (the highest designation in green building) has hosted corporate events, community meetings, class reunions, holiday parties and more than 20 weddings or receptions. Clark said the Trees Atlanta HQ has reasonable rates and amenities such as a green roof, outdoor patio and courtyard. Wedding magazine and website The Knot recently featured the Kendeda Center and Clark said there has been a big spike in reservations for 2013. To find out more about how you can volunteer or hold your wedding or party at Trees Atlanta, visit treesatlanta.org for all the details.
Photo by Cameron Adams
Student Sarah Smith, arborist Jasen Johns and student Elijah Dumitrescu plant on Hill Street.
Laura Turner Seydel
Outdoor activities essential for kids Everyone knows I’m passionate about the environment. One of the main reasons for that is that I spent a great deal of time in my childhood outside. Being outdoors, actually seeing how each and every part of our natural systems work, is so vital to understanding and appreciating Mother Nature. And those times outside with my family are some of the best memories I have now. There’s another, more immediate reason to get your kids outdoors, too. Increasingly, studies are showing that being outside in nature is essential to the healthy development of children, most of whom spend a majority of their days in front of different types of electronics. Child advocacy expert Richard Louv has an excellent book on the subject, “Last Child in the Woods.” He calls this deprivation from the outside naturedeficit disorder, and his book outlines the importance of connecting your kids to the natural world that surrounds them. More information on his book and the disorder can be found at richardlouv.com. We’re lucky to live in an area of the country with so many great outdoor family activities nearby. Nearby, some of my favorite places to hike and take in the view of the birds, animals and plants are the hiking trails at Kennesaw Mountain and Stone Mountain parks. The trails are winding, and the parks hold familyfriendly activities all season long. Just a few hours away are the wellequipped campgrounds and scenic waterfalls of Amicalola Falls State
Park. Families can hike a piece of the Appalachian Trail, go horseback riding and whitewater rafting, and camp for the night at a campground that’s out in nature but equipped with bathrooms, showers, and fresh water. If beaches are more your speed, Cumberland Island National Seashore is a beautiful destination off the coast of Georgia. Its undeveloped beaches are a great opportunity for the kids to see birds and wildlife in a natural setting. It’s even far enough away from city lights for a great view of the stars! Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina is closer than you think at only three hours from the Atlanta metro area. The park has bird watching, rock climbing, and they even invite you to bring the dogs – it’s a pet-friendly park. Another nearby outdoor destination is Little River Canyon National Preserve in Fort Payne, Ala. The park has waterfalls, canyon rims, sandstone cliffs and boulders, which means there’s lots to see and do, like hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing. A fun game to play, when you visit national parks, is to see if you can fill out a checklist of all the animals and plants you see. The National Park Service keeps a record of the animals that live in each park and provides a list on each park’s website. Start at nps.gov and find the park you’re going to for your park-specific list. For more about living eco-friendly visit LauraSeydel.com.
It’s what we
Ace Hardware Another Broken
Egg Café Bank of America Baskin Robbins
Stand up for love This hand-painted cake stand was crafted by fairly paid artisans. Tran Kinh and his wife, Thuy, are the fifth generation running their family-owned ceramic worshop.
Burger King Café Lapin CaJa Popcorn Cartridge World Chico’s Children’s & Prep Shop European Alterations Famous Hair Festivity Flowers Atlanta For Eyes Optical Framers On Peachtree Frolic Boutique GNC Nutrition Gramercy Atelier H&F Bottle Shop Izzy Maternity
Bring in this ad to receive 20% OFF one item. Offer valid until 4/30/13. Not valid with other discounts or purchases of gift cards.
Celebrating 20 years in Virginia-Highland 1056 St. Charles Avenue Tues-Sat 11-6 Sun 1-5 (404) 892-5307 atlanta.tenthousandvillages.com
Joe May Valet
Come Live the Life.
Jalisco’s Junko Hair Design Keller Williams
Richard’s Variety Store
Master Shoe Repair
Stand UV and
Mori Luggage & Gifts
with a soul
Woo Skincare & Cosmetics
Natural Body Spa
Paper Affair Pasta Vino Peachtree Battle Antiques & Interiors Peachtree Battle Barbershop
Peachtree Road and Peachtree Battle Avenue
April 2013 | IN
Earth FriEnDly GiFt iDEas Uncorked Glass (c4belts.com) (uncorkedglass.com) tumblers were created after a fortuitous accident. Sitting at dinner one night, Daniel Hart knocked a wine bottle of the table. Rather than shattering, the bottle split in half and the brainstorm to use recycled bottles and turn them into colorful, one-of-a-kind drinking glasses was born. $30$40.
C4 Belts (c4belts.com) were created by four Atlanta college students to avoid the pitfalls of water damaged, stretched, old-fashioned belts. Inspired by the colorful fashion and spirit of Shanghai, China the four guys designed the belts using recycled plastic and are now building a eco-friendly, fashion empire. A line of skinny belts for girls has just been launched. $25. Treehugger Vases are the creation of Decatur designer Tania Julian (taniajulian.com). Julian uses wet clay pressed against trees around Intown to find unique textures, which means every vase is different. Customers are calling her to help preserve memories of trees that have been lost or from former homes. They also make great gifts for your favorite treehugger. $26-$32.
GorillaSacks (c4belts.com) (gorillasacks.com) Classic Tote is made from recycled billboard vinyl. The material is tear resistant and UV protected, so the bags are also very durable. $26.
Artfully uniting uNDER cONTRAcT uNDER cONTRAcT extraordinary homes with lives
Brookhaven. $369,900 1066 Oakland Trace NE 3BR/2BA Multiple Offers! Immaculate Cape Cod in Club Trace.
Morningside. $735,000 1220 Pasadena Avenue 4BR/3BA Multiple offers received on this great Morningside home!
Founding Member Intown Office 18-year Morningside/VA Highland Resident 12-Years Residential Real Estate Experience Oak Grove. $899,900 2299 Meadowvale Drive 6BR/4.5BA Sophisticated, charming & 404.786.3944 email@example.com elegant custom-built 2008 home.
Sylvia Mallarino Bras
Perimeter. $87,000 10 Perimeter Summit Blvd #3305 1BR/1BA Multiple offers! Wonderful condo in great location.
Replace irritating salt scrubs with Sally B’s (sallybskinyummies.com) non-abrasive Sugar Scrub designed to leave skin soft and smooth. Whether exfoliating cracked skin during dry winter weather or pampering it to look irresistible during the bare-shoulder months of summer, the Sugar Scrub is made with 95 percent organic ingredients and is artificial fragrance free. $32.
Mark Edge jewelry (markedge.com ) is made from reclaimed and recycled items. Above are vintage coin earrings, $108.
You can buy olive oil directly from Georgia Olive Farms (georgiaolivefarms.com) for your cooking and dining needs. The extra-virgin olive oil often sells out quickly, but the company is planting more trees to meet demand. $32$137.
© MMXIII Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. French Interior by Josephine Trotter, used with permission. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.
12 INtown | April 2013
Furniture for the Great Outdoors
The weather has started to warm up. The days are beginning to get longer. Buds are appearing on trees, after the grey bleakness of Winter. Stop by By Design and browse our collection and see all the new arrivals.
BLAISE Queen bed in white leather $1,498 ATLANTIC Dresser Unit in white lacquer $1,144 ATLANTIC Night Stand in white lacquer $168
1747 Cheshire Br. Rd. Atlanta GA 404-607-9098
NORCROSS: 6348 Dawson Blvd. Norcross GA
6353 Warren Dr. Norcross GA
ATLANTA • NORCROSS • CHARLOTTE • PINEVILLE • CHERRY HILL • MARLBORO
April 2013 | IN
Eco Briefs The 7th annual Urban Forest Festival will be held Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Outdoor Activity Center, 1442 Richland Road. Join the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, U.S. Forest Service, and National Wildlife Federation to learn about Atlanta’s incredible urban forest and its wildlife inhabitants. The festival will feature hikes through the 26-acre OAC urban forest, tours of the OAC’s Bioponica Sustainable Farming system, educational exhibits and wildlife games. RSVP requested at (404) 752-5385 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for EarthShare of Georgia’s
17th Annual Earth Day Party THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013, 7:00-10:00 P.M. King Plow Arts Center
Tickets are $60 each. Register online at:
www.earthsharega.org Or call us at:
One environment. Twenty years of caring.
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will begin its 2013 Outings Program in April. This program includes the popular River Discovery Series in partnership with the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area/National Park Service as well as additional paddle trips and paddle cleanups. New to this year is the Watershed Outings program, which includes outings led by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper staff. Outings begin with at the Headwaters Water Trail Camp and Paddle Trip (from Sautee to Mossy Creek from April 27-28. Contact Tammy Bates at email@example.com for more information.
The Atlanta City Council unanimously adopted the amended Post-Development Stormwater Management Ordinance, which promotes the use of green infrastructure practices in new and redevelopment projects in the city. Visit atlantawatershed.org. Suzy Herndon and Carol Donnelly have opened Intown Green Mortgage to incorporate their “passion for all things environmental in our business.” Based in Morningside, the shop provides competitive rates and a wide-range of loan products to homebuyers and homeowners in Atlanta. The company is offering customers who close a loan with them a free, whole-house energy audit of their new home. Intown Green Mortgage also provides the homeowner with links to discounts and tax advantages should they choose to pursue the retrofits to their new home. For more information, call (404) 662-6850 or visit myintowngreen.com.
14 INtown | April 2013
Southface Sustainable Atlanta Roundtables (southface.org/sart) are slated for April 5 and May 3. The meetings convene on the first Friday of each month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St. to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to government policy and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network and learn about Atlanta’s current and future opportunities for sustainable development.
The home performance experts at Renewal System Solutions (renewalsystemsolutions.com) of Decatur were recently honored as Southface’s 2012 Home Performance with Energy Star Contractor of the Year. Renewal System Solutions delivers customized whole-house solutions to clients looking to improve energy efficiency, health and comfort.
Just Voices, an a cappella chamber chorus, and Pandora, a women’s chorus, will present Earth Day: A Choral Celebration at two local churches in April. The events, featuring music and poetry, will be held Sunday, April 21, at 4 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2461 Peachtree Road, and Monday, April 22, at 8 p.m. at Virginia Highland Church, 743 Virginia Ave. Visit justvoices.org for more information.
New Highland Park, at the corner N. Highland Avenue and St. Charles Place, was officially dedicated last month. The land was purchased by the VirginiaHighland Civic Association (vahi.org) and is now a rain garden/green space for the community to enjoy. The fourth annual ECOlution fashion show fundraiser, created by transplant recipient and media personality, Melissa Carter, will be held April 22, 7 to 10 p.m. at Southface Energy. The evening benefits The Melissa Carter Transplant Fund and the Georgia Transplant Foundation. For tickets and info, visit ecolution2013. eventbrite.com. Four new episodes of EcoSense for Living will premiere on GPB during April with a focus on eco-hazards in the home and body. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta will join producer and host Jennie Turner Garlington during the series to discuss the issues. For more visit, gpb.org. KeepitINtown.com
IN the Neighborhood FEATURES, NEWS & EVENTS
FULL HEARTS, FULL HOUSE Eight-year-old twins find a solution for family in need By Wendy Binns, Publisher
Aran and Sayan Sonnad-Joshi
Five years ago, Kimberly Purpoz was homeless and dealing with mounting bills from her son Justin’s medical costs from cerebral palsy. Today, Kimberly says she feels blessed to have a fully furnished home after spending three years sleeping on the floor. The extent of their hardship was realized when Fragile Kids visited their home and news of their plight trickled down to eightyear-old Morningside twins Aran and Sayan Sonnad-Joshi. The brothers had overheard their mother talking about this and they began to devise a plan on how they could help. The boys’ mother, Shashi Sonnad, works with By Design. “We asked By Design if they could help and they agreed to furnish Ms. Kimberly and Justin’s apartment,” says
Kimberly Purpoz with son Justin (L) and their newly furnished apartment.
Sayan. The boys also offered to work in the warehouse on Saturdays to raise money. “I believe, inherently, that kids like to give,” says Shashi. “It’s an infectious thing.” She explains that her children have always been drawn to finding ways to give back, once asking to adopt an elephant in lieu of birthday presents. Aran explains, “It makes me feel good. Helping people in need is probably my greatest achievement so far and is one of my favorite things to do.”
Two Good Looks...
And, in Kimberly Purpoz’s case, the gift brought a smile to her wheelchair-bound son’s face. “He noticed the difference,” she says. “He put his hand on the sofa with the biggest smile.” Their home now has silverware, cups, plates, dining room table, chairs, sofa and more. “There’s a beautiful marble table – so lovely,” says Kimberly. “It feels like a home now. It’s doesn’t feel empty.”
1310 Ponce de Leon, Druid
4 Bedrooms | 3 Full, 1 Half Bathrooms | $790,000
210 Upland Road, Decatur
4 Bedrooms | 2 Full, 1 Half Bathrooms | $825,000
3060 Peachtree Road, Suite 100. Atlanta, Georgia 30305 After KeepitINtown.com
The information herein is believed accurate, but is not warranted and is subject to errors,changes, prior sales and withdrawals without notice. Equal Housing Opportunity.
April 2013 | IN
A Look Back Ann Taylor Boutwell
Glenwood Park. $575,000 486 Hamilton Street
Incredible home in award-winning Glenwood Park. Old world charm.
S O LD
Artfully uniting extraordinary homes with lives
Virginia Highland. $485,500 Buckhead. $245,000 1011 Kentucky Avenue
Classic renovated bungalow steps away from shops & restaurants.
211 Colonial Homes Drive
Incredible 2BR/2.5BA condo in the heart of it all!
© MMXIII Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Yellow House, Josephine Trotter, used with permission. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.
BIGGER NOW MORE THAN 7,000 Sq. fT. Of RUGS!
NOW MORE RUG STYLES! MORE RUG SELECTIONS! OPEN!
NEW LOCATION! Visit us in the heart of the popular home décor & furnishings district—off Huff Rd.
1250-B Menlo Dr., Atlanta, GA 30318 Open daily 10-6, Sun. 1-6, CLOSED Tues. 404-367-0001 www.OrientalDesignerRugs.com
S I N C E
1 9 8 4
ExpErt rug clEaning • rEpair • rEstoration • appraisal
16 INtown | April 2013
April 1, 1884: Charles William Hubner, poet, scholar and journalist, was featured in The Southern World. Born Jan. 16, 1835, the Baltimore native attended Edgar Allen Poe’s burial service in 1849. During the Civil War, Hubner was a former telegraph corps chief for Confederate generals Joseph E. Johnston and John B. Hood during the Battle of Atlanta. After the opening of the Atlanta Cyclorama in 1892, he became one of the early lecturers. Surrounded by the enormous canvas, Hubner stood on the platform with viewers explaining the five sections of the painting sequentially lighted during the show. Shortly before his 1829 death and burial in Oakland Cemetery, he wrote a memoir, Leaves from the Book of My Life, housed today in the archives of the Atlanta History Center’s Kenan Research Center. April 3, 1997: A two-mile stretch of Capitol Avenue and the address of Turner Field officially became Hank Aaron Boulevard in honor of the baseball legend. On Friday, after a 45-minute pre-game ceremony, the Atlanta Braves played its first official game in the new ballpark. Aaron, the special mystery guest, appeared out of center field carrying the old home plate from the soonto-be-demolished Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The Braves won 5-4 over the Chicago Cubs. And Chipper Jones got his first hit in Turner Field history. April 5, 1970: Sixty-five Uptowne Neighborhood Association members gathered at Henry Grady High School to launch the beautification of Charles Allen Drive from Ponce de Leon Avenue to Tenth Street. The neighborhood plan included landscaping three existing traffic islands and planting large trees along the corridor leading to Piedmont Park. Architect Henri V. Jova, founder and chairman of the 130-member, year old association – the predecessor of Midtown’s Neighborhood Association – said, “We have a great asset here in spite of reported abuses. It remains one of the glories of Atlanta.” April 7, 1965: Gov. Carl Sanders and Mayor Ivan Allen broke ground in Buckhead on the corner of Peachtree Road and West Paces Ferry Road for the construction of the new 260,000-square foot Sears Roebuck store, designed by Atlanta architectural firm of Stevens & Wilkinson, completed in 1966.The new Buckhead Sears brought the total Atlanta stores to five with seventeen catalogue outlets. In 1984, developers Charles McKenzie and T. Harvey Mathis purchased the site for its $360 million Buckhead Plaza site.
a 26-southeastern-city-tour. Viewed in downtown’s Woodruff Park, the half size wall based on the original work of artist Maya Ying Lin completed in Washington, D.C. in 1982. The reproduction was a 250-foot-long wall of black Plexiglas and wood, inscribed with 58,022 names of Vietnam War dead and missing, including the names of the 2,219 Georgians killed and 50 missing in action. April 15, 1913: On Confederate Memorial Day, 13-year old Mary Phagan was murdered in the National Pencil Company at 39 South Forsyth Street. Her burial site is in Marietta City Cemetery. Manager Leo Frank was convicted and later lynched by a mob, which kidnapped him from the jail. Frank was posthumously pardoned for the crime.
April 17, 1918: Silent film star Charlie Chaplin captivated an audience of 8,000 at the Atlanta Auditorium. For two hours the public went wild watching the little guy with baggy trousers, old swallowtail coat, cocky derby hat, mustache and ridiculous shoes. Chaplain sold more than $800,000 in Liberty Bonds in support of World War I. April 23, 2006: South-View Cemetery celebrated the 120th anniversary of its charter. The highlight of the event was the formation of the new historic South-View Preservation Foundation. Of the more than 70,000 African American buried at SouthView is the notable Graham Washington Jackson, Sr., the favorite musician of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
April 13, 1986: The “Moving Wall,” a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, made Atlanta the first stop on KeepitINtown.com
2012 Top Performers — Individuals and Teams Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Intown Office
The Derek and Stephen Team
Ann Hudson Team
Agent of the Year
Top Leasing Agent
Rookie of The Year
Congratulations to our top-producing associates for their outstanding sales performance! With local expertise and global connections in more than 50 countries, our trusted associates have the right tools to help you with your real estate needs. We thank our clients for making Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage their real estate company of choice in Atlanta.
Lisa Johnson | Managing Broker, Intown | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
ColdwellBankerAtlanta.com 1370 North Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306 404.874.2262
© 2013 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker International Previews, the Previews International logo and “Dedicated to Luxury Real Estate” are registered and unregistered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. 6784-3/13
Intown K e6784_ATL epitIN t o wAwards n . c oAd mREV.indd 1
April 2013 | IN3/7/13 8:37 AM
Street Fashion Photographer Cameron Adams is documenting Intown’s style trends on his blog, www.atlantastreetfashion.blogspot.com.
C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S T O O U R
Skirt and boots: Nordstrom Jacket: H&M Sweater: Target Necklace: grandmother’s
#1 Team Intown Office Volume & Units Sold
#1 Individual Intown Office Volume Sold
Coat: Anthropologie Shoes: Bass Beret: thrifted Glasses: Modcloth
Vest: thrifted Jeans: Levis Shoes: Calvin Klein Glasses: in trade for a tie
Jacket: thrifted Belt: Urban Outfitters Shirt: GAP Dress: souvenir of upstate New York hippie festival Boots: Frye Jacket: H&M Trousers: Nordstrom Tie: thrifted
big savings. Laura Matura
gET gREaT sPRing DEaLs FROM TOP aTLanTa sERviCE PROs recommended by your neighbors!
© MMXI Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork by Jill Steenhuis, used with permission. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.
18 INtown | April 2013
MJCCA SUMMER DAY CAMPS
HOW ARE YOU PLANNING TO DECORATE YOUR DREAM HOME?
Traditional • Specialty • Teen • Sports • Drama
Indoor & Outdoor Camps New Camps Atlanta Hawks Basketball, Archeology Rocks, Hollywood Bound, Need for Speed Travel, and more!
404.330.1010 | SkyLoftsAtlanta.com | Atlanta, GA
MJCCA Summer and Year-long Membership inlcudes use of Emory's Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) 1946 Starvine Road, Decatur
Free Bus Transportation Throughout Metro Atlanta including Dunwoody, East Cobb, Intown, and North Metro.
FREE WEEK* of Summer Day Camp when you join the MJCCA! *Restrictions apply. Visit atlantajcc.org for details.
Register online at atlantajcc.org/camps 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody 678.812.4004 • firstname.lastname@example.org atlantajcc.org/camps
MAKE YOUR NEW SKY LOFT YOUR OWN New Condos In Historic West End
Dorset Sofa $995
• Hardwood Floors • Granite Countertops • Stainless Steel Appliances • Washer and Dryer Included
• Quick Access to Marta and Major Highways • New Urban Walmart Supercenter at Historic Westside Village
• Near Downtown Nightlife,Dining and Entertainment 1 Bedroom from $88,000 404.330.1010 SkyLoftsAtlanta.com All information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted. * For contracts written before 02/28/2013. See Agent for details.
SK212 MECH ATLIN 1-2V 2013-04.indd 1
3/6/13 12:12 PM April 2013 | IN
TimmyDaddy By Tim Sullivan
Costco and Publix and we have a play date at four. Oh, I was hoping to squeeze in a run... Fine. Can you do that tomorrow before the kids wake up?
The Escape Plan Ten or 15 years ago, Delta Airlines had this magical program called “The Escape Plan” (if you like pina coladas, or getting caught in the rain…). Each week they’d have a slate of super-cheap travel destinations for a weekend trip. For the untethered, it was perfect. I’d wear this retro, leather “travelin’ man” jacket and strut through the airport, all young and childless. I jaunted to New York or Boston or Washington D.C. on a whim and was big on surprising people like, “Hey, guess what? I’m here, dude! Let’s go out!” Okay, I probably never actually talked like that, but the wanderlust was real. Those inclinations have been packed away with that jacket though because now I am definitively tethered. I am the tetherball. I am the Zim Zam. Here is an approximation of scheduling dialogue between Kristen and me. It’s not entirely accurate, but then again, I’m very tired.
pizza. Can you leave work early? The PTA spaghetti dinner is Thursday night. I’m volunteering so you’ll have to watch both kids. Elliott has Spirit Day on Friday so let’s make sure his green shirt is clean. And don’t forget the book fair.
Pre-kids: I have early meetings on Tuesday and Thursday. I am going to try and get to the gym every night this week. Apres-kids (and I use “Apres” because it at least suggests a ski vacation which hasn’t happened since we got engaged): Can you take the kids to the dentist tomorrow? Wednesday we have a conference with Margo’s teacher and Thursday is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. What? Didn’t you see the email? The kids dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character for the parade. And we’re signed up to bring a
Pre-kids: I cannot wait to get to Barcelona. I know – me, too. But I think I’m even more excited for Amsterdam! Apres-kids: Should we go? Why do we even go? If the kids aren’t going to sleep and be miserable why should we drive 10 freaking hours to get to a beach we hardly set foot on? My family will be really upset if we don’t come. Ok, fine, we’ll go. But the kids have to wear headphones in the car while they are watching the DVDs. Last year I had Team Umizoomi stuck in my brain for weeks.
The Best Marketing Plan in Atlanta Let me show you how I can work for you!
SOLD Hil Harper 962 Glen Arden | listed for $1,099,000
900 Los Angeles | listed for $799,900
HIL HARPER 404-906-3761 • mobile 404-233-4142 • office email@example.com The Buckhead Office, 532 East Paces Ferry Road Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga. 30305 | www.harrynorman.com | Betsy Franks, Managing Broker
20 INtown | April 2013
Pre-kids: Oh, my gosh. What? I just realized that we had so much going on last weekend that we forgot about the Guster show at Variety Playhouse. We had tickets to that show, didn’t we? Yes, we did. Oh, well. I had so much fun at the festival I don’t really care. We’ll see them next time! Apres-kids: Sometime after the kids’ basketball games I need to go to Target,
Pre-kids: I’m going to Party City. We still have some beads from last year’s Mardi Gras party but we need some better beads. I ordered the King Cake. King Cake is totally gross but everyone gets so drunk they think it’s good! Apres-kids: (on cell phone, exasperated) I’m here with Ell and the girl at the desk says there is no birthday party scheduled for 3 p.m. Where are you? Leaping Lizards. The party isn’t at Leaping Lizards. What? They’re always at Leaping Lizards! No, this one is at the Tae Kwan Doe place – I taold you that. What? Where is that? It’s like a quarter mile from our house. Oh. Who are the parents of this kid? I don’t know. Look for the dad with multiple cameras strapped around his neck. Everyone else will look completely bored and defeated, except the mom. She’ll be totally stressed out. Party on, dude.
Jumpstart seeks retirees to join Community Corps Program By Ally Wright A new initiative from Jumpstart seeks to tap into a growing sect of potential volunteers: retirees. Jumpstart Atlanta Community Corps program is calling all adults who want to volunteer their time and make a difference in their community. The Jumpstart organization is designed to better prepare preschoolers from low-income neighborhoods to compete and succeed in school, from day one of kindergarten to college and beyond. Corps members receive training on how to improve children’s language and literacy skills, building their confidence as they embark on their journey through school. The majority of Jumpstart Corps members have always been college students, but in the past few years the nationwide organization has realized the untapped population of older generations, those with more flexible schedules and unused energy. The Community Corps has had success in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. This past fall it was launched in Atlanta. Jumpstart works to strengthen communities not only by helping children; the experience is invaluable for its volunteers as well.
The Community Corps invites adults of all ages to become a part of a team of people dedicated to improving their own communities. The commitment is 200 to 300 hours over the course of one school year, about eight to 12 hours a week, with one to five of those involving working in a preschool classroom, assisting the teacher. According to Jumpstart’s website, over 55 percent of members return for multiple years. Last year, over 62 percent of Community Corps members were over the age of 65, but anyone is welcome. All you need is a little time and energy, and an interest in becoming part of a movement to improve Atlanta. For more information, visit jstart.org/ where/southeast.
COMING SOON! The Goddard School ® is the fastest growing private preschool in the country, and we’ve carefully selected Atlanta (Midtown) for our newest school. Call us today for more information!
LEARNING FOR FUN. LEARNING FOR LIFE.
Atlanta (Midtown) • 404-541-1936 1080 Spring Street INFANT THROUGH PRE-K • AFTER-SCHOOL
GoddardSchool.com The Goddard Schools® are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. © Goddard Systems Inc. 2013
April 2013 | IN
Health & Wellness Briefs
Board-certified cardiologist David E. Montgomery, M.D., Ph.D., known affectionately across the nation as “Dr. Dave” the heart health expert and motivational speaker, has joined Piedmont Heart Institute at the Buckhead location. With a special focus on preventive cardiology, Dr. Dave uses medical practice, mass media, seminars and blogging to educate the public about the ever-changing world of medical science and to help uncover tools to achieve optimal health.
The Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event will be held May 5 at Gwinnett Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event caters to those who avoid multiple allergens, such as gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, grains, etc. There will be an ‘Allergen Free Zone’ where all products will be free of nuts. Companies with Kosher/glutenfree products will be there as the event is being held on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, children 13 and under are free. For more information, visit atlantaglutenfreeexpo.blogspot.com.
The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children (braintumorkids.org) hosts Flight of the Butterﬂies on Saturday, April 20 at Summerour Studio, 409 Bishop Street from 7 to 10:30 p.m. There will be food, an open bar, live music and a silent auction. All proceeds will support families affected by pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors in eight southeastern states plus Piedmont Healthcare announces the limited support in New England. Tickets are creation of the Georgia Center for Healthier $100 each. Communities (healthiergeorgia.org), a nonpartisan research, advocacy and educational Fulton County’s Fire Rescue Department organization committed to building a has acquired a mass decontamination unit. healthier Georgia. The organization, which The unit can be used to decontaminate large numbers of people in the event of an industrial, works to inform and influence health policy on the state level, also aims to improve accidental or intentional contamination by toxic, infectious, caustic, polluted or otherwise health and healthcare throughout Georgia’s communities. harmful substances. The unit was awarded by the Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative More than 600 participants will race to the through funds from the Department of top of 191 Peachtree Tower in the American Homeland Security. The unit is one of six in Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb on the Metro Atlanta area. April 6. Climbers will take on the unique challenge of climbing 52 stories while Learn an easy, effective 20-minute meditation fund raising to support the mission of the practice for free at the Ponce de Leon Branch American Lung Association. Register to climb Library in Virginia Highland on April 6, 11 a.m. to noon, or April 14, 2 to 3 p.m. Hosted by at FightforAirClimbAtlanta.com. nonprofit, Isha Foundation (ishafoundation. The inaugural Chastain Chase 6K Run org), these one-hour sessions will offer a will be held April 21 in the park. The simple, but powerful inner process called ‘Isha event, which will also include a 1 mile fun Kriya’ to align your mind, body, and innerrun and a Tot Trot for children under 5 energies in such a way that you naturally years old, will benefit the Cancer Support become meditative.
Community Atlanta which ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Registration begins at 7 a.m., the 6K at 8 a.m., the 1 mile fun run takes off at 9 a.m. and the Tot Trot at 9:15 a.m. The pre-registration fee is $20 (postmarked by April 16); late registration and day of the race is $25. To registration: cscatlanta.kintera.org/ chastainchase. The YMCA of Metro Atlanta (ymcaatlanta. org) has kicked off the 2013 Why It Matters annual giving campaign. Gifts to the campaign will provide scholarships to children, adults and families in need of financial assistance, removing economic barriers to participate in YMCA programs. Longtime board members Charlie Yates Jr. and Carol Cookerly will co-chair the YMCA’s effort to raise $2.7 million for financial aid.
ATLANTA MEDICAL CENTER INMAN PARK
NOW OFFERING EXTENDED HOURS Dr. Summers is a family medicine practitioner and her office sees children and adults. She has extended hours for flu shots and walk-ins (7:15-8:15 a.m. on Tuesday)
AERICA SUMMERS, MD, MPH
22 INtown | April 2013
Monday & Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday 7:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
240 North Highland Avenue Suite E Atlanta, GA 30307 404.524.2424
Flu vaccinations available.
Most major insurance plans accepted.
Call 404.524.2424 to schedule an appointment.
get ready to run Cross training helps warm up for races By Kat Greene Running season is in full swing. Atlanta is a town that loves a race – we have hundreds of them each year, from the local school 5K to the big-budget half marathon. Atlanta’s hills and beautiful scenery make it a fun place to run, even if you’re just getting started. Since a couple of recent runs were held in the cold – the Intown 10K an Chatta-
hoochee Road Runners 5K and 10K were run on mornings when flurries fluttered down – using cross training can help get your body for runs in the spring and beyond. Cross training your body gives it the strength it needs to rebound quickly between runs, whether you’re just starting out in your running career or preparing for your tenth marathon. Here are some great options for your between-run workouts: Take a class. The core-centered classes, such as Bar Method, FlyBarre, Pilates and Zumba, are great ways to build strength and get you moving in new directions. And I swear by anything involving plyometrics, also known as jump training. It teaches you how to land safely.
Think again. Yoga will work all the muscle groups you need to stay fast and strong, while helping you realign anything that’s gotten out of whack from years of running or even just sitting at a desk or in front of the TV. Plus, it’ll keep you loose until the next time you hit the roads or trails. Kat Greene is a long-distance runner and yoga teacher. She teaches Run Club and the lunchtime Hour of Power classes at Tough Love Yoga in Candler Park. 1530 Dekalb Ave, Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30307.
Lift weights. Focus on muscle groups that support you when you run. Pay special attention to your glutes, shoulders, and core. Wall sits, single-leg deadlifts and shoulder flys are your friends. Yoga. Think yoga class is just a bunch of skinny ladies lying around, stretching?
Featured Listings NEWING! LIST
1780 MEADOWDALE AVENUE $724,900 . 4BR/3BA Noble Park Gem. Sought-after floor plan with gracious rooms.
NOW ACCEPTING 2013 SUMMER CAMP & 2013 FALL CLASS REGISTRATION
T RAC ONTYS! C R E DA UND IN 3
1185 LANIER BOULEVARD $1,099,000 · 6BR/5.5BA
755 ELKMONT DRIVE $499,900 · 3BR/2BA
In the heart of Virginia Highland. Short stroll to Orme Park. Great house! T RAC ONTYS! C R E DA UND IN 4
1772 MEADOWDALE AVENUE 1328 BEECH VALLEY ROAD $474,900 · 3BR/2BA $535,000 · 3BR/2BA Steps from Noble Park. Updated kitchen and baths. Rare two-car garage.
Charming Morningside bungalow with tasteful updates. Fantastic street; walk to Morningside Elementary.
ER UND RACT! T CON
ER UND RACT! T CON
643 KIMBERLY LANE $624,900 · 4BR/3.5BA Edmund Park with a yard! Gorgeously appointed home with a smart floor plan.
Light-filled Druid Hills home with space galore! Gorgeous new kitchen and updated baths. Fernbank Elementary. T RAC ONTYS! C R E DA UND IN 4
Nearly new home on Virginia Highland’s prettiest street! Modern, open floor plan, luxurious master suite.
2617-B Talley Street Decatur, GA 30030 Phone: 404.687.9911 Fax: 404.687.9177 www.AtlantaGymnasticsCenter.com
1281 BRIARDALE LANE $734,900 · 5BR/4BA
980 DREWRY STREET $899,900 . 5BR/4BA
Early 1900s bungalow. Renovated to retain original character with modern updates.
Harvin Greene & Stephanie Marinac
404-314-4212 Harvin . 404-863-4213 Stephanie 404-352-2010 Office firstname.lastname@example.org . email@example.com
100 WEST PACES FERRY ROAD . ATLANTA, GA 30305 . WWW.DORSEYALSTON.COM
Information believed to be accurate but not warranted. If your house is currently listed, this is not a solicitation. Equal Housing Opportunity.
April 2013 | IN
Pet Pick Aspen is looking for a family of his very own. Almost all of his siblings have been adopted, but he is still waiting for the perfect fit. He loves playing with other dogs, kids, adults who know how to throw a ball. Aspen is eager to learn anything you want to teach him, and he is smart as a whip. Look at those ridiculous ears. You can adopt Aspen and other dogs and cats in need of a good home at PAWS Atlanta, 5287 Covington Highway in Decatur. For more information, visit pawsatlanta.org. Brie is a two-year-old border collie mix weighing about 35 pounds. She plays very well with other dogs and is gentle and sweet with people both large and small. She would do best in a home with another social, active dog and a large, fenced yard. Brie is very smart and is learning her manners fast, so she needs an owner that is willing to keep up with her basic training. In return, she promises to give a lifetime of joy and affection to the person lucky enough to adopt her. To adopt Brie, visit Urban Pet Project at urbanpetproject.org or visit the organization’s shelter at 720-B 14th Street in Midtown from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
24 INtown | April 2013
The 23rd annual Pet Parade: A Walk for Animals, a walk-a-thon hosted by the Atlanta Humane Society, will be held April 13. The route is about 1.5 miles and winds around Atlantic Station, where you can also adopt animals, visit vendors, play games, enter contests and check out the booth displays by local rescue organizations. Advance registration is $30 by March 31, after which the price increases to $40. Participants can register by mail, online, or in person. Visit the event website at www.atlantapetparade.org. The 2013 Pet Cotillion to benefit Pets Are Loving Support (PALS) will be held May 19, 2 to 5 p.m. at Piedmont Bark with an after party at 10th & Piedmont. Advance tickets are on sale via palsatlanta.org. You can also enter your pet into the annual contest to be PALS Spokespet for the year. Details and entry on the website. William Shaheen, president of the Atlanta Humane Society, with sponsor Jenny Pruitt of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, and her two Shih Tzus “Molly” and “Murphy” at the recent Haute Hounds fundraising event at Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipps Plaza.
Helping Animals LifeLine takes over enforcement of Fulton animal shelter
KEEP IT INtown Choose Local • Shop Local
By Collin Kelley, Editor LifeLine Animal Project officially took over the service contract for Fulton County animal services last month. The decade-old non-profit is well known in the community for its no-kill shelter and clinic in Avondale Estates. LifeLine will provide enforcement and take over running of the county animal shelter for at least five years. The organization’s goal is to make Fulton’s shelter a no-kill as well. “LifeLine will create an animal services program dedicated to saving lives,” said Rebecca Guinn, executive director and CEO of LifeLine. “With community support and volunteers, we will focus on
local, collaborative, high-volume, and high-impact solutions, while still providing hope for life and love for every animal entering our care.” With Fulton County’s euthanasia rate one of the highest in the nation, LifeLine wants to follow the example set by other large cities like Los Angeles and Austin that have moved to the low or no-kill model. With the new responsibilities for Fulton County, LifeLine is also hiring for a number of positions. Check out lifelineanimal.org/fcas to see the listings. Since its inception, LifeLine has provided 55,000 spay and neuters to metro area animals, and in 2012 nearly 4,000 pets received low or no cost vaccinations.
Atlanta’s Family Doctor to Generations of Pets
JOIN PIEDMONT BARK IN CROWNING THE 2013 PALS SPOKESPET – Arrow
2012 PALS Spokespet
We Recycle Paper to Make Litter for Feline Visitors
Digital Radiology & Imaging • 24-hour Medical Tech on Staff • Open 7 Days a Week • Extended Evening Hours • M-F Appointments, 7AM to 9PM • Complete Boarding Services • Laparoscopic Surgery & Color Ultras Ultrasound Imaging g g Serving the INto w commu n nity for 54 y ears
FREE OF OFFICE EXAM
For New Clients and New Rescue Pets
CO-HOSTS MARA DAVIS & TYLER CALKINS Admission to Benefit PALS ★ $25 At the Door or $20 In Advance Admission includes complimentary drinks and hors d’oveuvres Silent Auction & Music by DJ Pat Scott ★ Join us for the After-Party Hosted by 10th & Piedmont To enter your pet or purchase advance tickets: palsatlanta.org
Visit our website for coupons and details
Serving Morningside, VA Highlands, Buckhead, Ansley & Emory 1850 Johnson Road, N.E. at Briarcliff Intersection across from Sage Hill Shopping Center
Quality veterinary care, superior customer service, and lots of love for your family pet KeepitINtown.com
MAY 19, 2013 ★ 2–5 PM ★ PETS WELCOME (LEASHED)
TAJ MAHOUND BAKERY
ALECIA LAUREN PHOTOGRAPHY
Due to State Regulations, no pet will be allowed in the facility without proof of current vaccinations.
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • 404-873-5400 • MIDTOWN ATLANTA, AMSTERDAM WALK, 501 AMSTERDAM AVE, ATLANTA, GA 30306
April 2013 | IN
Inman Park Festival The 42nd annual Inman Park Festival is
More happenings on page 28.
Festival on Ponce The spring edition of the popular festival will be held April 13 – 14 in the Olmsted
Linear Park along Ponce de Leon Avenue. Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, folk and “outsider” art from more than 100 artisans, a children’s area, live acoustic music and the food trucks will be back, so come hungry. The food truck line-up includes Yumbii, Mixed Up, Tastee Truck, Freckled and Blue, Moosehead Kettle Corn, Roly Poly and Jalapeno Corn Dog. For a full line-up of artists and events, visit festivalonponce.com or visit facebook.com/festivalonponce.
Sweetwater 420 Festival One of Atlanta’s most eclectic events returns to Candler Park April 19 – 21 and will roll out with a fresh lineup of new offerings for 2013 in addition to the beer and live music. The SweetWater Experience will allow patrons to taste their way through more than 20 unique styles of SweetWater beers and enjoy presentations on topics about brewing and more. Chipotle will host Cultivate Beats – a battle of the bands style competition giving rising talent a chance to compete for stage time at this year’s festival. The Silent Disco will see DJ’s spinning live music while patrons wear a set of headphones to get down to the music. The music headliner this year is George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, along with Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears and many more. For full details about the weekend and to buy VIP tickets (also new this year), visit sweetwater420fest.com.
set for April 27 – 28 with more than 150 fine artists in attendance. The centerpiece of the festival is the annual parade – floats, bands, local nonprofits and residents – which steps off at 2 p.m. (rain or shine) from near Krog Street and continues up Edgewood and Euclid to Austin Avenue. There will also be two days of live music on three stages, a Kidzone at Springvale Park, a dance festival at the Trolley Barn and food of all kinds from local restaurants. The annual Tour of Homes will also take place that weekend (more information on Page ?). Parking for the festival will be nearly nonexistent, so visitors are strongly encouraged to take Marta to the Inman Park station, bike or walk to the festival For more, visit inmanparkfestival.org.
Sandy Springs This year’s Artsapalooza will be held April 20 – 21 as part of the ArtSSpring celebration. The event will include a children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations and 150 arts and crafts participants in every discipline. Visit sandyspringsartsapalooza.com for more information.
Atlanta Arab Festival This year’s festival will be held April 13 and 14 at the ALIF Institute, 3288 Marjan Drive. There will be music, dance, art and more. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. For more information, visit alifinstitute.org.
Atlanta Dogwood Festival The 77th annual event will take place April 19 – 21 Piedmont Park. Hundreds of artisans will be on hand along with food, live music, a kid’s village with entertainment and activities and the Eco-Village. Musical acts scheduled to perform include headliners Sara Evans and opening act Kurt Thomas Band on April 20 beginning at 7 p.m. The 22nd annual Disc Dogs Southern Nationals and the Atlanta High School Art exhibition will also be part of the festival. For full details on all the weekend’s activities, dogwood.org.
26 INtown | April 2013
Dedicated solely to the marketing of exceptional properties. il ava
834 lullwater road
la va i
1510 n. morningside drive
1523 markan drive
on er c
1371 edmund court
1261 university drive
1297 lanier boulevard
1735 peachtree street, #308
2039 deer ridge drive
la va i
495 old creek road
199 14th street, #2905
1403 lanier place
la va i
715 wildwood place
1837 windemere drive
la va i
2840 sylvan ramble road
on er c
1715 wildwood road
#1 in SaleS
donna boynton & joy myrick Buckhead/Pine Hills 1196 goodwin road
Druid Hills 1605 emory road
Edmund Park 1262 edmund park drive
(404) 897-1494 • (404) 897-5558 www.boyntonandmyrick.com firstname.lastname@example.org Call Boynton & Myrick when you’re ready to buy or sell your important property.
Druid Hills 1695 ridgewood drive Harry Norman, REALTORS® The Intown Office | 1531 Piedmont Avenue NE, Suite B | Atlanta, GA 30324 | Mike Wright, Sr. VP/Managing Broker | www.harrynorman.com Information is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted. Offers subject to errors, changes, omissions, prior sales, and withdrawals without notice.
April 2013 | IN
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual A King Celebration tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. The concert will feature two world premieres: a new work by jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and Everything Lasts Forever by composer and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassist Michael Kurth. The orchestra will also give premiere of The Triumph of Day by student composer Commodore Primous, a freshman at Pebblebrook High School who won the Atlanta Symphony’s inaugural Next Generation student composition contest. The program will also include “Symphonic Dances” from Bernstein’s West Side Story, and Rainbow Body by Atlanta School of Composers member Christopher Theofanidis. For more information and tickets, visit atlantasymphony.org.
The Revival Vintage Marketplace is returning to the Goat Farm Arts Center, April 13-14. There will be a range of vintage vendors and folk-style artists, free workshops, music, food and a chance for one lucky bride and groom to win a free, one-of-a-kind vintage wedding. A wide range of national, regional and local vintage sellers, designers and experts will be in attendance sharing unique and exciting art, clothing, furniture, jewelry and more. All vendors have 90 percent true vintage inventory, or pieces made from vintage parts at least 20 years or older. Repurposed items, original art and handcrafted jewelry that are vintage in nature will also be featured in the marketplace. Tickets to The Revival are $5 and can be purchased online at therevivalofvintage.com or at the door. Children 12 and under and parking are free.
The Floataway Community First Fridays, a series of block parties, kick off April 5, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard of The Floataway Building, 1123 Zonolite Road. There will be art displays, food, beer and live music. A $5 donation will benefit the growth of Nickel Bottom Community Garden. For more, visit floatawaycommunity.com.
The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents No Rest for the WICKED: The Music of Stephen Schwartz on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, at 8 p.m. (with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday) at the 14th Street Playhouse in Midtown. The show will also feature the debut of the AGMC Women’s Chorus Project, a new womens ensemble. The show will feature such popular songs as “Day by Day,” “We Beseech Thee” and “Prepare Ye” from Godspell to newer hits including Wicked’s «Popular,» «For Good» and «Defying Gravity». Along with songs from the popular films, the show will feature a new choral work by Schwartz inspired by the It Gets Better Project, a worldwide movement to support LGBT kids and teens as they face intolerance and self-doubt. For tickets and information, visit agmchorus.org.
Atlanta International School’s spring benefit, Passport to Thailand, begins at 6 p.m. at the school, 2890 North Fulton Drive. The evening promises a unique Thai experience with a seated dinner, dancing, entertainment and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit financial aid scholarships, faculty development programs and the continued preservation of the campus. For further details, call (404) 841-3895 or visit aischool.org.
Let Your Voices Be Heard, a showcase in support of National Sexual Abuse Awareness Month and to benefit the DeKalb County Rape Crisis Center, will be held April 13, 6 to 8 p.m., at Kat’s Café, 970 Piedmont Ave. There will be music, DJs, theatre and more. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Art Auction is from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at its exhibition galleries on Bennett Street. There will be less emphasis on the live auction to allow more time in the silent auction area, where all bidding will be by buyer’s smart phone, tablet or MOCA GA computer. A full bar and a lovely buffet catered by one of Atlanta’s finest caterers will be open throughout the evening. Tickets for the event are $150 per person. For more information, visit mocaga.org
28 INtown | April 2013
American Institute of Architects of Atlanta (AIAATL) is hosting URBANfronts in Midtown, which repurposes empty retail space by temporarily altering the urban landscape to reflect the visions of up-and-coming artists through visual, audio and kinetic movement mediums. Final spaces and participating artists will be announced online at aiaatl. org/urbanfronts, but mark your calendar or an opening reception on April 7 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Spring Bargainata 2013, hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), will feature gently-worn, designer women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories and small housewares. There is no admission charge except Preview Night on April 24. The event will be held Hilderbrand Court Shopping Center, 6125 Roswell Road. A preview night is April 24, 7 to 10 p.m., and admission is $25 in advance, $35 at the door. There is no admission on April 25 or April 28 (hours 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Visit ncjwatlanta.org for more information.
El Dia de Los Ninos, an annual silent auction and celebration of the young child benefitting Quality Care for Children will be held from 6:30 to p.m. in the Carnegie Salon Ballroom at 200 Peachtree. Tickets to the event are $125 each and can be purchased online at QualityCareforChildren.org through April 24.
The Waldorf School of Atlanta invites the community to hear educator Lowell Monke during an evening lecture on Friday, April 26, 7 to 9 p.m. at Hazelwood Hall, 827 Kirk Road in Decatur. Topics and themes will include parenting, how companies market to children and cultural assumptions about the media. RSVP by April 22 at waldorfatlanta.org.
Spring and summer fashion trends arrive at Lenox Square in Buckhead with Simon Fashion Now, a series of energetic fashion shows featuring clothing and accessories from both Lenox and Phipps Plaza stores. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., there
Register students now for Camp Flix, which will be held July 14-19 and July 21-26. Kids will make a short film in a week with the help of industry experts and there will be day camp and overnight sessions at the campuses of Emory University and Oglethorpe University. Visit campflix.com to register.
The Museum of Design Atlanta will host a retrospective of the work of renowned Finnish architect Eero Saarinen. Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation reviews his short, brilliant career and the design principles he followed. The exhibition opens April 14 and runs through June 30. Some of Saarinen’s most notable work includes the Saint Louis Arch, the TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York and Dulles Airport in Washington. D.C. For more information, visit museumofdesign.org. KeepitINtown.com
The Thinking Artist Patrick Dennis
Language of Art I am an artist and I’ve been thinking…
In Spanish! Es primavera y dondequiera que miremos vemos signos de esperanza y alegría (Translation: It’s springtime and everywhere we look we see signs of hope and joy!). I’m not really sure why I have started thinking in Spanish but it might have something to do with Benito, who is painting my house and insists that as a responsible adult it is my obligation to comprehend and communicate in at least one secondary language and preferably that should be Spanish because he says it’s the most important language on earth. Naturally, he didn’t say that exactly but I could tell by the look on his face that he was very impressed by my meager attempts to communicate in his beloved language and would continue to pretend he understands nothing unless I try to speak more and better Spanish. I explained that my primary language is Art, with secondary skills in the dialect of the South and that those two languages are universal so I win. He says, “casas de pintura, arte de la pintura; ¿Cuál es la diferencia” (loosely translated to: “painting houses, painting art; what’s the difference?” and resumes humming and rolling. With spring, it’s not just the flowers in bloom or telltale pollen count that I notice. It’s the emergence of artists who have been busy creating new works of art during the cold months of winter, eager to find a willing buyer or at the very least someone who will appreciate their unique skills. Recently, I met a striking, tall woman with an easy smile named Elisa Cashin who raises horses and collects driftwood. She insists that there is no contradiction to this because she loves both riding and beachcombing equally. The results of her internal collaboration produced profoundly poetic sculptures of full scale horse busts with the collected wooden pieces assembled in a way to indicate movement and a personal perspective as if the piece has ridden in on a wind or wandered in from the seashore. Being a very new artist with immensely strong instincts I was pleased that she immediately achieved success in her first outing to show her works. I know I’ll see more of her. Another woman fell into my line of vision recently that may have been incubating her artistic point of view for years and just recently found a place to create. Her name is Azi. She is from Iran and between working with refugees, poets and non-profit groups has managed to pour her substantial energies into a vibrant series of mixed media works that include stunning fantastical pen and ink work with splashes of color that tells a story of longing, hope and joy. I have never seen anything quite KeepitINtown.com
like it and believe me, I’ve seen mixed media artists at work for many years. I know that she will continue to evolve, flourish and bloom into a successful artist and achieve the recognition she deserves. These new artists will soon compete for space and attention among the hundreds of other new and established artists in metro Atlanta. They’ll look for a home base, a following, a mentor, a gallery, an art festival and hope that they made the right choice when listening to the dictatorial voice in their head demanding, “make this!” whether it’s in Spanish, Persian, Southern or Equestrian. While I wish that our art scene in Atlanta was a bit more cohesive and centralized I know that there is room for these two women and many more because collectively we all breathe art with its heady aroma as sweet as the fragrance of spring.
Upcoming Art Events: April 13-14, 2013 Spring Festival on Ponce This two-day arts and crafts event returns to historic Olmsted Park to celebrate Spring with over 150 artists, crafters, gourmet foods and children’s activities. On Saturday, there will be an attempt made for a Guinness World Record coordinated by Broadway Across Atlanta with the Nun Dash. festivalonponce.com April 13-14, 2013 Alpharetta Arts Streetfest This two-day festival celebrates the arts in historic Alpharetta, plus jazz, cultural arts performances, children’s activities and festival cuisine. Free to attend. 2 South Main Street. alpharetta. ga.us April 26, 2013 Opening reception: “New Works by Robert Kipniss” Alan Avery Art Company This exhibit features renowned American artist Robert Kipniss, whose landscapes feature familiar themes of trees, houses, windows, etc. with a singular, subtle expression. An artist talk will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. Free to attend. 315 East Paces Ferry Road. alanaveryartcompany.com Patrick Dennis is an artist, gallery owner and President of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. Contact him at Patrick@affps. com.
April 2013 | IN
Books By Local Authors April is not only National Poetry Month, but also a big season for the release of new books. Intown authors have been busy writing fiction, non-fiction, self-help and poetry. Hereâ€™s a look at some of the notable books out now and coming soon. Breaking Old Rhythms: Answering the Call of a Creative God by Amena Brown ($15, IVP Books). Poet, performance artist and motivational speaker Brown shares her journey to finding a balance between being an artist and her spirituality. The book is laced with Brownâ€™s poetry, inspirational messages and stories of how she overcame adversity to find joy and redemption in her art.
The 42nd Annual Inman Park Spring Festival and Tour of Homes
April 26-28, 2013 InmanParkFestival.org
After This We Go Dark: Poems by Theresa Davis ($14.95, Sibling Rivalry Press) Passion, pain and politics collided in this debut full-length collection from Davis, who is well known on the spoken word and poetry slam scene around the country. A former McEver Chair in Poetry at Georgia Tech and Women of the World Poetry Slam champion, Davis is proving her words are just as effective on the page as on the stage. Coming in May.
Parking is limited. Please take MARTA.
Intown ATL Qtr Pg.indd 1
Render: Poems by Collin Kelley ($14.95, Sibling Rivalry Press) Atlanta INtown editor Kelley returns with his first full-length collection of poetry in a decade with Render, a cycle of poems about a family in crisis, adultery, sexual discovery and 40 years of pop culture. Kelley will be reading with fellow Sibling Rivalry poet Theresa Davis at Georgia Center for the Book on May 7, 7:15 p.m.at the Decatur Library.
3/15/13 8:23 AM
April 2013 | IN
Southern Poetry Anthology V: Georgia edited by William Wright and Paul Rufﬁn ($26.95, Texas Review Press). This anthology represents some of Georgia’s finest contemporary poets with contributions by U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, David Bottoms, Thomas Lux, Judson Mitcham, Karen Head, Collin Kelley, Kevin Young, Chelsea Rathburn, Alice Friman and many, many more. There will be two readings from the anthology this month including April 10, 8 p.m., at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and on April 30, 7:15 p.m., at the Decatur Library. Many of the featured poets will be on hand reading their work from the anthology. Where You Can Find Me: A Novel by Sheri Joseph ($24.94, Thomas Dunne Books). A young boy is rescued from a kidnapper after a three-year search, but Caleb’s return to his family is complicated by relentless media attention. His mother decides to flee the country with her son to Costa Rica where more danger lurks and the mystery of Caleb’s disappearance unfolds. Atlanta’s Stone Mountain: A Multicultural History by Paul Hudson and Lora Mirza ($19.99, The History Press) The granite outcrop and it’s history are contextualized in this history of the landmark, from its discovery by Native Americans to its status today as a historic site and tourist attraction. And Then I Found You: A Novel by Patti Callahan Henry ($24.99, St. Martin’s Press) Kate Vaughn is a successful businesswoman with a caring family and devoted boyfriend, but when she discovers he’s about to pop the question, secretes and insecurities from the past threaten to derail her happiness.
Fri, April 19 & Sat, April 20 • 8 PM* Sun, April 21, 2013 • 3 PM* *Free pre-opera lecture one hour prior to every performance
Benjamin Britten’s CHAMBER OPERA
good vs. evil... natural vs. supernatural... the corruption of innocence...
TTheTURN N of the S SCREW CREW
What is real? What is fantasy? GEORGIA STA STATE TAT TA ATE UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATER Carroll Freeman, artistic/stage director GSU Symphony Orchestra Michael Palmer, conductor
Tickets start at only $22!
Expertise and Knowledge where you need it most
The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball’s Golden Age by Robert Weintraub ($27.99, Little, Brown & Company) The end of WWII saw hundreds of baseball’s stars were coming home. Players like Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Joe Dimaggio returned to the Majors with bats blazing, making the season one of the most memorable in history, capped with a thrilling sevengame World Series. And a new era began, with Jackie Robinson making his professional debut. Decatur resident Weintraub explores the year in great detail with obvious affection for the game. The Jericho Deception: A Novel by Jeffrey Small ($15.95, West Hills Press) Blending religion, politics and science, this thriller follows a scientist who has created a machine that allows its users to see God, but finds out his invention has been stolen by the CIA to start a new Holy War in the Middle East. A Place at the Table: A Novel by Susan Rebecca White ($25, Touchstone) As it sweeps from a freed-slave settlement in 1920s North Carolina to the Manhattan of the deadly AIDs epidemic of the 1980s to today’s wealthy suburbs, A Place at the Table celebrates the healing power of food and the magic of New York as three seekers come together in the understanding that when you embrace the thing that makes you different, you become whole. Coming in June.
Christine O’Neill & Ariane McClure Christine 404.857.7058 • Ariane 770.309.1385 • Office 404.897.5558 email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
harry norman, realtors® the intown office
1531 Piedmont Avenue NE, Suite B Atlanta, GA 30324 Mike Wright, Sr. VP/Managing Broker www.harrynorman.com
April 2013 | IN
A guide for arts and cultural entertainment for the entire family Visual Arts A Homecoming: The Art of Langdon Quin: Atlanta-born artist Langdon Quin has never lost touch with his roots, though he ventured far away to pursue what became an esteemed career in fine art. This exhibit at Thomas Deans Fine Art is Quin’s first exhibition in Atlanta. Opens April 12. Admission is free. thomasdeans.com Andrew Moore: New Work from Cuba: Travel restrictions to Cuba have eased in the past few months, but until you can make the journey in person, hop on over to Jackson Fine Art to see Andrew Moore’s richly colored large-format photographs of the vibrant country. Closes April 13. Admission is free. jacksonfineart.com Wonder Years: Designers Reach Back: High school is anything but black and white, and Atlanta designers reached back to this time in their lives to create original art for this pin-up show at WonderRoot. Closes April 13. Admission is free. wonderroot.org
FORMATIONS: Patterns in Nature: Nature serves as the primary focus for the six contemporary Atlanta artists represented in this Spruill Center for the Arts exhibit, but each interprets it differently with paint, wire, pulp, graphite and wax. Closes April 14. Admission is free. spruillarts.org Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation: The exhibition at MODA pays tribute to renowned architect Eero Saarinen’s brief yet brilliant career in which he designed recognizable icons like the Saint Louis Gateway Arch and the TWA Terminal at New York’s J.F.K. Airport. Opens April 14. $5 to $8. museumofdesign.org Cell Biology: Grainy black and white electron micrographs of cell structures from the 1970s and glitter – an unlikely combination – inspired Mery Lynn McCorkle’s abstract paintings in this Marcia Wood Gallery exhibit. Opens April 18. Admission is free. marciawoodgallery.com Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit: The Olympic City: This exhibit at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center looks at the legacy of
–The New York Times
Saturday, April 6
The creator of the public radio show This American Life talks personally about the show, its origins, his influences and the elements that make a good story. Under Glass’ editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including several Peabody and DuPont-Columbia awards.
Saturday, April 20 “It prizes grittiness and punch as absolute values, but these expert players can produce a conventionally warm, unified tone when the music demands it.”
For invigorating artistry and inventive programming, Ethel is recognized as America’s foremost postclassical string quartet. Using amplification and improvisation in its performances, the ensemble boldly explores new synergies between tradition and technology.
32 INtown | April 2013
Post Tenebras Lux: Winner of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Best Director prize, this film is a controversial crowning achievement in Mexican art cinema, following the story of an urban family living
With our Purchase & RenovateSM loans
Our Purchase & Renovate loans let you consider more homes, knowing you’ll be able to make improvements you want or need right after closing.1
Speak with a professional
As a certified renovation lending specialist, I’m ready to help you understand your renovation financing options and work with you every step of the way. Come visit with me at the Committed to Communities event on March 30 and ask me about down payment assistance programs that may help you purchase your next home.
Tom Cullen, Renovation Specialist
2180 Satellite Blvd., Suite 225, Duluth, GA 30097 Tel: 770-497-6016, Cell: 404-797-3922 email@example.com, www.tomcullen.biz NMLSR ID 459668
made possible with support from
–The New York Times
Call today for tickets!
the Olympic Games in former host cities around the world. The photos document the successes and failures; the remnants and ghosts of recent Olympics. Opens April 19. $5 to $8. thecontemporary.org
Bring out the best in a home
AN EVENING WITH
“an eccentric intelligence and a sympathetic heart”
Galapagos George: The Little Tortoise that Could
1. Restrictions apply. Information is accurate as of date of printing and is subject to change without notice. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. ©2013 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. NMLSR ID 399801. AS978813 2/13-5/13
in the Mexican countryside. The screening features a Q&A session with the director and is presented in conjunction with the High Museum’s “Frida & Diego” exhibit. April 27. $6 to $7. high.org Theories of Everything: Dayna Thacker’s new body of work at Barbara Archer Gallery takes inspiration from the “thousand invisible cords” of modern string theory, ancient Islamic sacred geometry and the all-pervasive principles of ecology. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is free. barbaraarcher.com
Performing Arts Zorro: After conquering audiences throughout Europe and London’s West End, this musical makes its way to the Alliance Theatre for a new adaptation set to the flamenco sounds of The Gipsy Kings. Opens April 3. $30 to $70. Alliancetheatre. org Julius Caesar: The Tavern stage becomes ancient Rome in this unforgettable play of political intrigue, ambition, betrayal, conspiracy and murder. April 4 through April 28. $15 to$36. shakespearetavern.com An Evening with Ira Glass: The bespectacled creator of the public radio show “This American Life” talks personally about the show, its origins, his influences and the elements of a good story at this Ferst Center event. April 6. $40 to $45. ferstcenter. gatech.edu Galapagos George: The Little Tortoise that Could: Kids will love meeting giant Galapagos turtle George and his lizard, sea lion and dancing blue-footed birdie friends at this Center for Puppetry Arts production, but watch out for the pirates! Closes April 7. $16.50. puppet.org David Coucheron, Violin: The brilliant young concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, David Coucheron, makes his Noontime Series debut at the Carlos Museum with Grieg’s “Sonata in C Minor” and Beethoven’s “Spring Sonata.” April 12. Free! arts.emory.edu David Bintley’s Carmina Burana: Dazzling and inventive, this modern interpretation of “Carmina Burana” is set to the resounding original score by Carl Orff and performed by the Atlanta Ballet at the Cobb Energy Centre. April 12 through April 14. $20 to $120. Maestros in Concert: Master santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Zakir Hussain, chief architect of the world music movement, collaborate for a memorable world music concert at the Rialto. April 13. $59.16 to $76.44. rialtocenter.org Mother Goose: Discover the fascinating world of Mother Goose in this Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert theatre performance as she spins enchanting stories of her childhood. April 14. $15 to $20. atlantasymphony.org The Turn of the Screw: Set in dark corners of Victorian England, this mortal KeepitINtown.com
– and amoral – opera by Benjamin Britten is based on Henry James’ nightmarish novel. Michael Palmer conducts this GSU School of Music production at the Rialto. April 19 through April 21. $20.28 to $54.84. music.gsu.edu ETHEL: This American postclassical string quartet uses amplification and improvisation to their advantage, combining tradition with technology. This concert takes place at the Ferst Center. April 20. $30. ferstcenter.gatech.edu Sara Evans: The 77th annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival presents this free concert in Piedmont Park featuring award-winning recording artist Sara Evans and local opening act Kurt Thomas Band. Reserved and VIP seating is available. April 20. Free! dogwood.org Equus: This play at Actor’s Express follows a psychiatrist as he treats a troubled young boy, taking him on a dangerous odyssey through the boy’s psyche and igniting his own journey of self discovery. Closes April 21. $22 to $45. actorsexpress.com Lady Lay: 7 Stages takes audiences to the time before the Berlin wall came down for this story about an employment officer in West Berlin who sets off on a personal revolution after hearing Bob Dylan on the radio one day. Opens April 25. $20.37. 7stages.org Widespread Panic: Widespread Panic performs for two nights at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre with their rootsy brand of Southern rock infused with jazz and blues textures. April 26 and April 27. $47 to $89. vzwamp.com The Italian Girl in Algiers: Step inside a pop-up book in the 1930s at this Atlanta Opera production for a tale of infidelity, escape and comedy by “The Italian Mozart” – Gioachino Rossini. Opens April 27. $21.70 to $122.64. atlantaopera.org
C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S T O O U R
T H E G E T Z I N G E R G RO U P
Sister Act: Straight from Broadway, this musical comes to the Fox Theatre with the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabediva whose life takes a surprising turn when the cops must hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent. April 23 through April 28. $30 to $70. broadwayinatlanta.com. Maestros in Concert
(from left: Jared Sapp, Jim Getzinger, JW Getzinger, and Dawn Slowikowski )
# 1 L A R G E T E A M C O M PA N Y W I D E VO LU M E & U N I T S S O L D
#4 LARGE TEAM, ATLANTA BOARD OF REALTORS Jim Getzinger - 404.307.4020 firstname.lastname@example.org www.GetzingerGroup.com
Intown ~ 404.874.0300
© MMXIII Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Yellow House by Josephine Trotter used with permission. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.
April 2013 | IN
The Wren’s Nest Centennial
Center for Puppetry Arts helps celebrate anniversary To mark the 100th anniversary of The Wren’s Nest, the West End home of author Joel Chandler Harris, the Center for Puppetry Arts will stage an adaptation of his famed characters, Brer Rabbit & Friends. The show, adapted by Jon Ludwig and directed by Spencer Stevens, will run April 11 to May 26. The Center for Puppetry Arts will also be giving coupons for a free visit to The Wren’s Nest to attendees. Based on a collection of Southern African American tales documented by Joel Chandler Harris, Brer Rabbit & Friends is the story of a group of country cousins whose innocent early morning gathering results in a battle of brains versus brawn. This sprightly competition of the ego invites audiences to see who is the swiftest, the strongest and the smartest as Brer Bear, Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit, Sister Mud Turtle and Sister Bird try to navigate their way out of a prickly patch of trouble. For more information, visit puppet.org. For more information about The Wren’s Nest, visit wrensnestonline.com.
The best career move you’ll ever make. Powerful marketing for all of your listings Global exposure from multiple luxury partners Training to keep your business strong Leading real estate technology & support
For a confidential interview, call 404-504-7944. W W W. H A R R Y N O R M A N . C O M
532 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 300 | Atlanta, Georgia 30305
34 INtown | April 2013
News you can Eat EATING OUT | EATING IN | FOOD NEWS | WINE
Market Day Atlanta farmers markets re-open for the season
By Sydia Bell
Farmers market seasons kicks off this month with old favorites like the Green Market at Piedmont Park and East Atlanta Village returning to provide fresh produce, artisan goods, chef demonstrations and more.
Grant Park Farmers Market
Grant Park Farmers Market opens April 28 and will be open on Sundays until December from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be locally grown fruits, vegetables, artisan produced breads, cheeses, and other delicacies. Visitors will also find art, education tables and more. For more information visit grantparkmarket.org.
Green Market at Piedmont Park
Celebrating its 10th season, the Green Market at Piedmont Market has expanded with an estimated 40 vendors with lots of local farmers, bakers, sauce makers, crafters, chef demonstrations and live music. In addition, visitors can take part in canning workshops. Each participant will receive a notebook with recipes and full instruction in canning along with tips and guidelines. The market is open now from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday morning near the park’s 12th Street entrance. For more information visit piedmontpark.org.
The Market at Howell Mill East Atlanta Village The creators of the Atlanta Food Truck Park Farmers Market are once again hosting the The Market at Howell Mill this Spring. At press time an opening date had not been announced, so check atlantafoodtruckpark.com for more details. The weekend farmers market will be open Saturdays from 3 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. where people can enjoy live music and buy fresh produce.
East Lake Farmers Market The East Lake Farmers Market (ELF Market) begins another year of providing the distressed and less prosperous in their community with food literacy, community building and healthy eating on Saturday, April 13, which is also the day of the 4th annual Collard Green Cook Off benefiting Hosea Feed the Hungry. Located on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Hosea L. Williams Drive, the market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit www.elfmarket.org.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market
Every Thursday beginning April 18 from 4 to 8 p.m., East Atlanta Village Farmers Market pursues its mission to create opportunities that strengthen the local economy and encourage healthy lifestyles. Located at 561 Flat Shoals Ave., the market provide weekly chef demos and events in addition to supporting vendors like past participants Big Daddy Biscuits, an all natural and organic dog biscuit company to The Edgewood Farm Crew, a leadership program that trains 14 to 21 year-olds from the neighborhood in urban agriculture. The market continues weekly until December. For more information visit farmeav.com.
Morningside Farmers Market
Open year-round, this neighborhood market provides a place for community members to forge a bond with local farmers every Saturday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. What started in a former farm cooperative with Cynthia Hizer’s herb garden at the old Atlanta Waterworks has blossomed into a certified organic market. This year, the organizers will introduce the “Farmers Market Dinner Series” in conjunction with some of the finest chefs in the city. The series, held at the participating chefs’ restaurants, will feature the best of what is in season at participating farms. The market is at 1393 N. Highland Ave. Visit morningsidemarket.com.
Saturdays 7:30am -11:30am
c 1393 N. Highland Ave Atlanta, GA 30306
The largest produce-only market, located in the parking lot of The Cathedral St. Phillip at 2744 Peachtree Road, will open for its seventh year on Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and continue until December. There will be 50 weekly vendors and more than 35 scheduled demonstrations by local chefs this year, as well as programming for children to learn about the earth, environment and how food grows. For more information visit peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com.
Open Year Round Rain or Shine
This mobile farmers market’s motto is “We stop, You shop.” The market on wheels allows shoppers to choose from shelves stocked with organic, locally grown produce, free-range eggs, breads from H&F Bread Co., grit, polenta, cornmeal and sustainable meats. Every week, Riverview Farms partner swith locations, area businesses and farmers markets and makes stops throughout Atlanta. Updates on where to find the Farm Mobile are provided on grassfedcow.com and Twitter @farmmobile. KeepitINtown.com
Locally Produced Certified Organic Produce Meats • Cheeses • Eggs Prepared Foods • Crafts
www.morningsidemarket.com town 35
April 2013 | IN
Atlanta Arab Festival Quick Bites Saturday April 13, 2013 Sunday April 14 2013
11AM to 7PM 12PM to 6PM
Shoppers at Nordstrom in Phipps Plaza can enjoy a wide array of baked goods from Mae’s Bakery (maesbakeryatl. com). Expect to find fresh muffins, cookies, marble loaves, cupcakes, Danishes, strudels and more. Owner Beth CastroFood! opened Mae’s Bakery at Fun! Culture! 2770 Lenox Road less than a year ago Fun! Culture! before Food! being tapped by Nordstrom.
The 21st Annual Dining Out for Life event to benefit Open Hand
will be held April 24 with dozens of metro Atlanta restaurants taking part. Simply dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at a participating restaurant and 25 percent or more of your bill will be donated to the community nutrition programs of Open Hand. Some of the participating restaurants include Agave, Alma Cocina, Apres Diem, Ecco, Food 101, Miller Union, Six Feet Under and West Egg Café. For the full list and more information, visit diningoutforoh.org. Open Hand recently delivered its 20 millonth meal since its founding 1988 to help those battling chronic illnesses and disabilities.
Share Our Strength will host the 25th anniversary Taste of the Nation Atlanta at the Georgia Aquarium on April 11. There will be gourmet samplings from 50 of Atlanta’s most celebrated chefs, as well as live, silent and beverage auctions, wine tastings and live entertainment. Proceeds from Taste of the Nation will help fund Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. General admission at 7:30 p.m. is $250 per person, while VIP admission at 6:30 p.m. is $350 per person. Tickets are available at atlantataste.org.
Please bring this Atlanta INtown ad for a free drink. Location: Alif
Institute at 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340
The Heritage Sandy Springs Beer Fest (hssbeerfest.com) will be held April 27 and feature domestic, import, and microbrew beers to sample, as well as great food and a variety of live music. The Beer Fest will be held at Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road, from 2 to 6 p.m. Admission is $30 in advance (ticketalternative.com) or $40 at the gate, which includes entry into the festival for unlimited safe tastes, souvenir pint glass, and a $5 food voucher coupon to use on any food vendor.
First Watch (firstwatch.com) is now serving breakfast, lunch and brunch at Ivy Walk shopping center, 1675 Cumberland Parkway, in Vinings. The former J. Christopher’s space was completely remodeled and features a large, covered outdoor patio Zoës Kitchen (zoeskitchen.com), a Mediterranean-inspired, fast-casual restaurant featuring fresh, savory dishes, has opened a new location 1385 Oxford Road near Emory University.
Open to the public * $1 Admission * Free for children 7 yo or under
Presented by Alif
36 INtown | April 2013
Tin Lizzy’s Cantina (tinlizzyscantina.com) has opened its fifth location at Emory Point, featuring at 4,000 square foot dining space and patio bar. The restaurant is at 1540 Avenue Place, Suite B-200.
The team that introduced Atlanta to Twisted Taco has opened Big Kahuna (bigkahunaatl. com) in the SunTrust Plaza building Downtown. Open for lunch, happy hour and dinner, Big Kahuna features all-natural, top-quality burgers, creative salads, CaliMex tacos, Baja fajitas, fresh seafood and handcrafted cocktails. Chef B.H. Hibbs, known as “Chef B” has been appointed Executive Chef at Baci by Café at Pharr in Town Brookhaven. The 12th & Midtown has announced that a new Panera Bread (panerabread.com) will open this summer with a large, Europeanstyled outdoor patio facing Peachtree Street. Everybody’s Pizza in Emory Village closed last month after 41 years in business, but pizza lovers won’t have to wait long to get their fix. The owners of 5 Seasons Brewing Co. will open Slice & Pint in the prominent space and the adjoining space of the recently closed Steady Hand Pour House.
By Pamela Berger sweetpeachblog.com
The Coffee Wizard
When I expressed interest in coffee, my good friend Em, of Emily G’s told me I had to talk to Jason Dominy, the Coffee Wizard, to learn how to brew the perfect cup. Turns out Jason is the Director of Outreach and Wholesale Support for the reputable Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, based in Atlanta and Olympia, Washington. The special aspect to Batdorf & Bronson is that all their coffee is certified fair trade, certified organic or bought directly from the farm. Jason, “We roast with 100% renewable energy and recycle 80-90% of everything that comes in. They’ve become so successful in their methodology, here in Atlanta they roast coffee beans for the entire East coast- from Chicago to the Virgin Islands. Jason favors the Clever Dripper process to make his perfect cup. Jason, “It’s a
hybrid of a French press and a pour over and allows for a rich, full body with a clean, sweet taste.” He recommends a burr grinder for an even extraction and highly recommends buying whole beans to ground just before making your coffee. This will ensure the freshest cup of coffee with the deepest aroma and flavor. So here’s how to make the perfect cup. First, rinse the coffee filter, then add freshly ground beans. Start a timer at zero and saturate grounds with 200 degree water. The formula is 24 grams of coffee to 340 grams of water, just off boil. (This will make 2 coffee cups worth, or 12 oz.) Jason likes to do a quick whisk on the very top to push the grounds into the water. When the timer reaches 2:30, set the dripper on a large coffee mug or decanter to fill. Then serve and appreciate. And if you see the pretty
blue cup at a coffee shop, it means they’re offering a high quality coffee roast from Batdorf & Bronson. Here in Atlanta, you can get a fresh cup at Dancing Goats. A perfect cup o’ joe...tastes incredible and it’s stylish. Thank you Coffee Wizard.
Atlanta's Only Option for Creative Southwestern Fusion Discover why Agave is consistently rated one of Atlanta’s most excellent eateries for the last 12 years.
Best Deals in the ATL!
Join our email list at: agaverestaurant.com
An E A Eclectic l ti S Southwestern th t Eatery E t & Tequila Bar
242 Boulevard SE in Cabbagetown, Atlanta For reservations call 404.588.0006 or visit agaverestaurant.com KeepitINtown.com
April 2013 | IN
IN Business RETAIL | MONEY & FINANCE | DEVELOPMENT
If the shoe fits…
Business & Retail Briefs
Eco-friendly, fashionable footwear made in Atlanta By Sydia Bell
With all of the eco-friendly goods and products in the marketplace, shoes might be the last thing you think of as “green,” but Atlanta-based Julie Bee’s is changing that notion. Launched in 2012, Julie Bee’s offers women a comfortable shoe that is still stylish and environmentally friendly. Constructed with ecologically sustainable leathers and vintage pieces, Julie Bee’s offers customers a selection of wedges, flats, and heels which founder Julie Brown says are so comfortable that, “people do not realize that they are even wearing them.” After realizing that women’s footwear is made with little regard to the environment, Brown decided it was time to provide shoes made in an American facility that supported sustainable processes, which ultimately limits the company and the individual’s
carbon footprint. By using leather that is vegetable-dyed and reclaimed vintage pieces, Julie Bee’s is able to eliminate the use of harsh chemicals and give new life to shoes and goods that would have eventually been discarded. The new spring collection is available online at MyJulieBees.com and styles range from the casual to the dressy. The heels designed with higher backs offer more support and are perfect for a day at the office and for an after work meet up. With most styles available in sizes 6 to 11 and ranging from $295 to $375, the ecochic line of footwear is perfect for styling women consciously with the future in mind. For more information visit myjuliebees. com or follow Julie Bee’s on Facebook and Twitter.
Schroder Public Relations (schroderpr.com) recently marked its 10th anniversary providing writing and media relations services to its clients. The company is owned by Chris Schroder, the founder and former owner of Atlanta INtown.
Young Blood Gallery (youngbloodgallery.com) in Poncey-Highland is still open for business, just under new ownership. The gallery, which recently marked 15 years, has joined forces with MINT Gallery (mintatl.com) for a collaborative space in the Highland Row Shops, 636 N. Highland Avenue. MINT, opened in 2006, was formerly in the Old Fourth Ward. The new owners Rebecca Hanna (a former Youngblood employee), Jessie White and MINT director Erica Jamison have been sprucing up the space with new paint and new inventory of cool collectibles, accessories and one-of-a-kind art pieces. Visit respective websites for upcoming events, shows and sales. Delta Community Credit Union has created Quarterlife, a custom platform designed to guide 18 to 34 year olds through the initial financial stages of their lives. Quarterlife will serve young adults from high school to college, first jobs, the start of a family and first home purchases. For more information, visit deltacommunitycu.com/quarterlife. Georgia State University Earnest G. Welch School of Art and Design students are collaborating with America’s Capital Partners (americascapital.com), the owners of 100 Peachtree, as part of the building’s rebranding strategy. Students in the undergraduate programs are participating in a design competition titled “Identity 100: Rebranding 100 Peachtree” while the curriculum for the graduate students in the Interior and Graphic Design Studio includes marketing displays for the building’s 31st floor. As part of their commitment to the development of downtown Atlanta, ACP is establishing a $28,000 grant for future students attending GSU that will be funded over a period of three years. A section of the Atlanta Streetcar route has been approved as an Opportunity Zone by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. This new designation will create a tax incentive for businesses to expand and locate in the historic area. “This Opportunity Zone designation for the Auburn and Edgewood Avenue District will benefit new and existing businesses in an area that is rich in history and is poised for a cultural and economic resurgence,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “The Atlanta Streetcar project will help to revitalize this corridor and, thanks to this announcement, there will be an additional incentive for businesses to make further investments along the streetcar route.” Businesses located within an Opportunity Zone can qualify for a yearly income tax credit of $3,500 for each new job created provided that there at least two net new jobs. Tax credits are good for up to five years and $17,500 as long as the business continues to hire at least two new people per year. Opportunity Zones are used as an incentive to attract new businesses and encourage existing businesses to hire additional employees. For more information, visit atlantadowntown.com
38 INtown | April 2013
William M. Ragland, Jr., Womble Carlyle Sandbridge & Rice, LLP, receives the Atlanta Bar Association 2013 Leadership Award, presented by S. Wade Malone, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Lynn Roberson, Atlanta Bar Association President, Terri Beck, Atlanta Bar Association Executive Director, Mary Lynn McGinnis, past Atlanta Bar Association CLE Director, Diane O’Steen, past Atlanta Bar Association Executive Director, Elizabeth A. Price, Alston & Bird LLP and Atlanta Bar Foundation President, and Sally Hogsette, Atlanta Bar Association Executive Director.
The Atlanta Bar Association has awarded William M. Ragland, Jr. of Womble Carlyle Sandbridge & Rice, the 2013 Leadership Award. The award is given to an Atlanta Bar Association member who inspires by their example, challenges by their deeds. Town Brookhaven (townbrookhaven.net), the mixed-use development next door to Oglethorpe University, has announced five new tenants for 2013: Big Peach Running Company, Brookhaven Animal Hospital, Sugarboo Designs, European Waxing Center and The Joint: The Chiropractic Place. Soletron.com, a venture-capital-backed content platform, has leased an office space on 3379 Peachtree Road in the Buckhead submarket. The company was founded in 2010 and started out as an e-commerce platform for independent designers, but has since evolved its business model into being a news destination for the global youth community.
Two local boutiques – Range and Brina Beads – will mark their 10th anniversaries on April 17, 6 to 9 p.m. with beverages, tasty nibbles, a DJ and surprises throughout the night including goodie bags, gifts with purchase and much more. Brina Beads and Range are located at 3231A Cains Hill Place.
Taste of Buckhead Business
The annual event is April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, 3405 Lenox Road. More than 800 attendees are expected to sample from popular Buckhead restaurants and network with local business leaders and professionals. There will be entertainment, a cash bar and prizes. Tickets are $25 at buckheadbusiness.org.
Local Apps Performing arts, local shopping on your smartphone By Collin Kelley, Editor Apps for your smartphone and tablet are now in use for everything from banking to photography, and now there are two local ones worth exploring if you’re a fan of shopping and the performing arts. Dave Stevens of Stevens Interactive Productions has invented an augmented reality app, Theatre Plus Network (facebook.com\ theatreplus), that makes images in print materials come to life. Once you download the app, you aim your smartphone’s camera at a graphic, program or poster and it instantly comes to life with music, video and other animated information. The Atlanta Opera, Alliance Theatre, Fox Theatre and Atlanta Symphony are already using the app and more arts groups are regularly coming online. The app is available for both iPhone and Android apps and Stevens is planning to extend the app’s reach in the future to newspapers and magazines. The other new noteworthy app is called The Nearby (thenearby. com), an iPhone app designed to help shoppers find locally owned shops and boutiques. The app was launched last year in Charlotte NC by Laura Vinroot Poole, who was frustrated that her own small businesses were losing shoppers to big box and online stores. Since launching in Atlanta in January, The Nearby has more than 5,000 followers and is adding shops and boutiques regularly. The app lets shoppers create a list of participating stores they want to follow, which are then listed in order of proximity to their current location. Participating shops regularly post information about new merchandise, special events, sales and customers can comment or chat with the shop.
Making Sense of Social
Perspectives in Architecture
Brigette Flood, makingsenseofsocial.com
SXSW 2013: Hardware Got Hyped The buzz pours out of the SXSW Interactive conference every March, and this year’s big winner of hipster/geek mindshare hails from the hardware category. Although the conference is less of a launch pad for new start-ups than it was previously, it’s definitely the cultural epicenter of the digital ecosystem. Innovative behemoth Google took top spot in dominating the conversation by capitalizing on the opportunity to reveal more about Google Glass, those mysteriously nerdy cool eyeglass frames they’ve been taunting us with for a year or so. Glass is an augmented reality wearable computer in development at Google labs. The breaking news is its integration with products from several already-favorite apps, including Path, Evernote, Gmail and The New York Times. Which means this hardware of the future is one step closer to augmenting our realities, one Warby Parker or Ray-Ban frame at a time. The apps feature simple, customized designs that fit on the tiny screen. Super exciting stuff. Maybe I can get one to match my Nike Fuel Band? Hardware’s made a comeback and wearable computing seems to have made its mark on fashion. Google’s innovation has been hogging the spotlight flip side, but hype from other interactive categories is slowing down. Once surefooted on the digital landscape, location-based apps and social media have stumbled in the recent year. App fatigue is high and social media burnout is rampant. Celebs and even us regular users have taken vacations or quit platforms entirely. Companies and users interested in digital innovation are changing focus to the longview. Whether the daily grind of social media or the noise of never-ending new apps makes it harder to keep up or to stand out, hopefully our collective fatigue will end when a big change takes the focus away from the short-term gratification (or dissatisfaction). The only constant in digital is change. SXSW this year might have been relatively calm on hype, but I bet something will come along before long that wakes us again. KeepitINtown.com
Inspiration with URBANfronts The arrival of spring reawakens my joy for window shopping. I love to walk in neighborhoods like Virginia Highland on a beautiful day and stare into storefronts at goods even if I don’t intend to purchase them. With the oversupply of retail space in Atlanta, this stimulating experience has been lost for pedestrians along many streets. Empty or stale window displays stand in place of the inspiring storefronts. Local architect Shelly-Anne Tulia Scott tackles this lackluster street environment by organizing URBANfronts Storefront Galleries with a team of volunteers from the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Atlanta) and industry partners including United States Green Building Council of Georgia (USGBC-GA), Commercial Real Estate Women, National Organization of Minority Architects and Networking Women. From April 7 - 20, local artist and students fill vacant storefronts in the Midtown district with thought-provoking art, architecture, design, fashion and furniture. The URBANfronts event allows artists to exhibit their work along busy corridors and raise their local profile. Property owners gain more foot traffic and buzz about their buildings. The public benefits by seeing cutting-edge artwork for free in the bustling Midtown district over the two-week period and meeting these designers at events such as the Opening Reception on Sunday, April 7, Wine Reception and Silent Auction on Thursday, April 11 and Pecha Kucha Night (Open Mic Forum for Creative Presentations) on Thursday, April 18. Visit aiaatl.org/urbanfronts for more details. P.S. The month of April also represents the start of free AIA Atlanta tours of newly constructed or renovated buildings beginning with the Benjamin E. Mays High School on April 27. More information about the tours is located at aiaatl.org/community-education. Melody L. Harclerode, AIA, promotes the power of architecture and design as a Board Member of the AIA and as rincipal of Harclerode Architects (harc-arch.com).
April 2013 | IN
real estate CITY LIVING | NEIGHBORHOODS | DEVELOPMENT
Design Trends Renovators talk amenities, finishes as homeowners upgrade By Shandra Hill Smith With the housing market still making its rebound, more homeowners are staying put, choosing to renovate over relocate. For those would-be buyers, putting their money into their own homes can make for a respite today and recouping tomorrow. So what are some of today’s amenities and finishes that can add up to a plus for your home both now and later? A few professionals with their pulse on design trends for 2013 weigh in on what’s hot today. Green is in. That’s true of the color and when it comes to environmentally friendly touches as well. “We are seeing a trend toward all shades of green from the very palest of gray-green to the most Irish of kelly green!” says Dawn Landau, designer/partner, Environs Residential (environsresidential.com). Splashes of green and turquoise are popping up, says Heather Shuster, project development director, Renewal Design Build (renewaldesignbuild.com). Additionally, “gray continues to dominate wall colors, large furniture goods and even cabinetry. Yellow seems to be receding as a hot color, while coral is taking its place for those looking for warm accents throughout the home.” “Many of the colors that seem to be very popular are grays and greens for paint as well as blacks and whites for paint, stone and tile,” adds Tony McSwain, president of Integral Structure, Inc. (integralstructure. com). “I see brown earth tones less frequently in products like natural stone tiles and granite, and more of the white and gray of marble in both countertops and tiles.” When it comes to finishes, “two sides of the spectrum are in hot demand,” Shuster points out. “On one side, we see lots of rustic, worn-in details like exposed beams, raw wood treatments and galvanized metal. At the same time, we are seeing lots of shiny chrome in bathrooms, polished white tile and clean crisp lines. Both trends are strong at the moment and continue to be featured in many homes.” Personalization and customization also are factors today. “Before the credit and real estate bubble burst, most of my customers made decisions with one eye on their personal tastes and
40 INtown | April
one eye on the market: How would the decisions they make impact their ability to appeal to the housing market if they decided to sell,” says McSwain. “Today, that concern about the market almost never comes up. Customers are making decisions based on their tastes and what makes them happy. Though the house is still an ‘asset,’ it is also a home for people and families and I see the home and the personalization of it as a welcome trend.” Along with customization, there’s also the convenience aspect for homeowners who want to “entertain and relax at home with friends and family,” Shuster adds. “Outdoor kitchens with sinks, prep areas and room for multiple grills and a few standard burners are on many homeowners’ wish lists. Basements with plenty of space to enjoy movies while also providing clever storage are also a popular request.” One finish that remains popular today is granite, “with the emphasis being on organic patterns and lots of movement in the stone,” Landau says. “Consistent patterns and solid colors are out. More buyers are opting for alternate stones as well, such as marble, limestone and travertine, particularly in bathrooms.” As for the going-green approach, energy efficiency and doing what’s right for the environment appear to be top of mind. “Everybody’s trying to be as energy efficient as possible because everybody’s trying to bring down their monthly costs,” says David Fowler, president of David G. Fowler Architecture (dcfarch.com), which has offices in Bozeman, Mont., and Atlanta. “Everybody wants a more efficient house – from function and from cost to operate.” Fowler also is finding that homeowners are turning to the Nest Learning Thermostat, which programs itself and learns your schedule and habits and “over time what you want it to be at what time of day and what time of year,” according to Fowler. He urges homeowners to keep in mind costs – anywhere from 20 to 30 percent additional, he says – that can come with going green. One item on the green shopping list is spray foam insulation. “Truly green products like high-quality insulation, high-efficiency furnaces, and even roofing, paint and exterior siding and trim with long warranties are green for the environment and your wallet,” Shuster says. “Choosing products that last longer and cause you to use less energy are green for the long term – great for you and the environment! Landau adds, “Spending dollars on energy-saving items such as insulation,
HVAC and window glass is becoming more common,” she says. “Low-VOC finishes such as paint and carpet are all common in the industry now.” Whether the goal is cost savings, making the space more of your own or a combination of the two, you won’t find a shortage of hot design trends to incorporate in your home sweet home.
With more homeowners deciding to renovate instead of buy a new home, they are looking for design upgrades and perks like outdoor living spaces and redesigned kitchens. Photos courtesy of Renewal Design-Build (top and bottom) and Integral Structure (middle photo).
We Live Intown We Work Intown
Real Estate Briefs The Atlanta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club banquet at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty celebrated a number of the firm’s award-winning agents. Welcoming them were firm CEO and Founder Jenny Pruitt, President and Founder David Boehmig, Nancy See, Senior Vice President and Managing Broker of the Buckhead and Intown offices, and Bill Rawlings, Vice President and Managing Broker of the North Atlanta office. The Board of Realtors awards represent the highest honors in Atlanta residential real estate.
Why pay big bank fees? Work WIth A LocAL DIrect LeNDer AND AvoID BIg BANk FeeS:
Underwriting Home Purchase in Only 2 Days VA, FHA & Conventional Loans Refinance with No Closing Costs & No Appraisal Top Jumbo Pricing in the Country No LoAN oFFIcerS – DeAL DIrectLy WIth the BrANch MANAger
Mark Auger, National Manager (NMLS #151940) (License #27350) (l-r) The #1 Agent in the Individual Agent category Betsy Akers was congratulated by Jenny Pruitt and Nancy See.
Continued ON PAGE 42
Acceptance Capital Mortgage Corporation Serving 21 States – GA Branch License #44351 – GA NMLS #151937 404-873-4453 – 695 Plyant Street NE – Atlanta GA 30306 www.MortgageSecure.net
GOOD FOR $10 off the next time you need DAY LABOR ON DEMAND from:
We lend helping hands around the house! We provide YOU with Uniformed, Professional, Hourly Workers On Demand.
We Provide You With Uniformed, Professional, Hourly Workers On Demand.
Offer expires 4-30-2013 03-31-2013 * Limit 1 coupon per scheduled job
Our men help YOU complete your to-do lists, odd jobs and those household chores you’ve been putting off forever. Consider Hands You Demand your very own personal work crew!
•Absolutely NO contracts to sign •Flat rates for time not job type •LICENSED & INSURED •TRUSTWORTHY, BACKGROUND checked • Verifone secure credit card processing and printed receipt WHAT WE DO: Yard Work • Landscaping • Moving • Painting • Move Heavy Objects General Cleaning • Cleanout Attics • Cleanout Garages • Storm clean-up • Tear-outs Most Household odd jobs or chores ... Don’t See what you need done? ASK US!
1-855-YOU-DEMAND (968-3362) www.handsyoudemand.com
April 2013| IN
r ed e f i n e d
D OW N T OW N
Continued FRoM PAGe 41 Prudential Georgia Realty (PrudentialGANewHomes.com) has promoted Lori Lane to the position of Senior Vice President and continues as Managing Broker of the New Homes Services (NHS) division of the company.
SRS Real Estate Partners (srsre.com) was recognized by CoStar Group as a Top Leasing Firm in the Atlanta market for 2012. In addition, five brokers from the office were recognized by CoStar Group as Top Retail Leasing Brokers: Ray Uttenhove, Steve Gunning, Sarah Williams, Adrienne Crawford and Lily H. Heimburger.
[doun-toun] noun - a center for much more than business
Downtown Atlanta’s a whole lot more than office buildings that empty at night and hotels that fill up for holiday weekends. It’s reclaiming its rightful place as the center of activity with new places to see, new
Atlanta real estate recorded a new milestone with Bonneau Ansley III, a 5th generation Atlantan, as the youngest agent, at age 36, to be honored with a number of the residential profession’s highest awards. His meteoric career in residential development and sales has catapulted Ansley to recognition as one of the “Top Two Agents Company-wide” among Harry Norman, Realtors 1,000-plus associates and the “Top Agent in Georgia for Christie’s International Real Estate.” In 2012 alone, Ansley’s sales volume exceeded volume $47,500,000. Lee & Associates (lee-associates.com) brokered the renewal and expansion of an 8,072-square-foot office lease at 2000 Riveredge Parkway, a 229,948-square-foot Class A office building. Indigo Payments, Inc. is the tenant. Atlantans who are looking to buy a house can receive $10,000-$15,000 in funding to pay all, or a portion of, home closing costs and/or the down payment if they qualify for the down payment assistance program from Invest Atlanta (investatlanta.com). The new 250-unit Broadstone Maple Apartments will be built on Maple Drive between Peachtree Road and East Paces Ferry.
places to be seen, and really trendy new places to live.
Perennial Properties (perennialproperties.net) has taken on management for the historic Telephone Factory Lofts adjacent to the Old Fourth Ward. Built in 1938, this former Western Electric Company factory was converted to live/work lofts in 1996 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Perennial is also developing a new 227unit multifamily complex located just north of the Telephone Factory on the corner of Somerset Terrace and North Avenue that will also include direct access to and frontage on the Beltline.
• Neighborhood retail, including brand new Urban Walmart Supercenter
• Gated Community • Granite countertops,
• Convenient to Centennial Olympic
Park, downtown offices, AU Campuses,
• Hardwood floors
Philips Arena, and downtown
• Fitness center, pool
1 Bedroom from $72,900 2 Bedroom from $92,900
Information believed accurate but not warranted.
MECH ATLIN 1-2V 4C 2013-04.indd | April 2013 42WV210 INtown
3/6/13 12:01 PM
Crescent Resources has broken ground on Crescent Terminus (CrescentTerminus. com), a $67 million mixed-use community that will bring the first apartment-living option in Buckhead’s Terminus master development. The 355 luxury apartment homes will join the five-star dinning, street-level retail and world-class office space that already exist within the community. The apartment community sits on three acres within Cousins Properties’ Terminus development, the last of the development’s vacant land. The groundbreaking also marks the official name change from Circle Terminus to Crescent Terminus, which represents a change that better aligns Crescent corporate and its properties.
atlantafinehomes.com UNDER CONTRACT
Atlantic Station. $174,900 264 19th Street 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5112775 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595
Atlantic Station. $114,900 361 17th Street 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5112682 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595
Greystone. $1,600,000 1133 Greystone Road 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5108544 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971
Big Canoe. $349,000 278 Sycamore Trail 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5108665 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971
Brookhaven. $245,000 2834 Skyland Drive NE 3BR/1BA FMLS: 5118712 Carrie Faletti 404.909.1453 Kyle Hinson 404.626.7358
Brookhaven. $525,000 1102 Francis Street NE 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5114547 Jere Metcalf 770.337.7122
Brookhaven. $575,000 3196 Osborne Road NE 5BR/3BA FMLS: 5114611 Jere Metcalf 770.337.7122
Buckhead. $189,000 3820 Roswell Road 1BR/1.5BA FMLS: 5099888 Stephen Flanagin 404.312.5389 Christy Wilson 404.242.3336
Buckhead. $1,200,000 3576 Tuxedo Park Drive NW 2 Acre Lot FMLS: 5101813 Casey Keesee 678.618.1995
Buckhead. $549,900 653 Norfleet Road NW 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5106482 Kevin McBride 404.626.6884 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595
Buckhead. $2,100,000 675 W Paces Ferry 5BR/5Full 2half BA FMLS: 5090480 Ashley Battleson 404.281.5828
Buckhead. $2,495,000 1631 Randall Mill Place 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5095753 Wendy Zoller 404.277.0747
Buckhead. $895,000 558 Manor Ridge Drive 4BR/5BA FMLS: 5109814 Chuck Wood 404.822.8828
Buckhead. $1,399,000 1466 Peachtree Battle Avenue 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5113492 Adam Ellis 770.355.0549 Patti Ellis 770.366.4658
Buckhead. $69,999 970 Sidney Marcus Boulevard 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5114242 Carrie Faletti 404.909.1453
Buckhead. $1,200,000 31 Lakeview Avenue 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5111689 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971
Cabbagetown. $189,000 206 Reinhardt Street 2BR/1BA FMLS: 5112479 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068
Chastain Park. $1,850,000 665 Tanglewood Trail NW 7BR/5Full 2half BA FMLS: 5096349 Sandra Edson 404.931.9140
Chattahoochee Hills. $49,000 Campbellton Redwine Highway 6.21 Acres FMLS: 5111552 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558
Dunwoody. $1,495,000 8275 Jett Ferry Road 8BR/9BA FMLS: 5112734 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595
East Atlanta. $209,900 1043 Leah Lane SE 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5110353 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595
Glenwood Park. $265,000 461 Bartram Street SE 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5110686 Michael Redwine 404.394.4071
Inman Park. $275,000 245 N Highland Avenue 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5112968 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971
Midtown. $249,900 560 Saint Charles Way .31 Acre Lot FMLS: 5112749 Adam Ellis 770.355.0549 Patti Ellis 770.366.4658
Morningside. $995,000 1224 Cumberland Road 5BR/4BA FMLS: 5098278 Erika Eaton 404.246.9330
North Georgia. $1,750,000 10 Barkers Creek Lane 3BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5111793 Yetty Arp 404.863.2116
Suwanee. $1,039,400 4915 Kettle River Point 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5114373 Kathleen Rice 678.697.4984 Anne Stone 404.307.6416
Virginia Highland. $485,500 1011 Kentucky Avenue 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5110684 Carmen Pope 404.625.4134
O U R I N TO W N O F F I C E I S N O W O P E N ! Buckhead ~ 404.237.5000 AtlantaFineHomes.com Intown ~ 404.874.0300 © MMXII Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Spanish Balconies by Martha Walters used with permission. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.
April 2013| IN
IN Your Home
HOME IMPROVEMENT | RENOVATION TIPS| HOME DECOR | BEFORE & AFTERS
homeowners open their doors spring home & garden tours
By Ally Wright Open your blinds, dust off your patio furniture and breathe in that sweet, wisteria smell – spring is here and that means home and garden tours are on tap for the curious and those in need of ideas and
inspiration. Here’s an opportunity to peek into the green, lush backyards of landscape-artist neighbors or linger too long talking to people lounging on their porches, while secretly trying to pick up decorating tips. It’s just like HGTV come to life!
Inman Park Tour ofThisHomes annual tour of homes takes place during the Inman Park Festival, which this year is happening the weekend of April 26-28. Inman Park is known for its historic, peer-worthy homes, and the 2013 tour includes some amazing finds. From historic and well-renovated to new construction designed to fit the neighborhood, each house on this tour exudes a love of Inman Park and a respect for everything it represents. The Wrecking Bar Brewery, a gem of a building in its own right, will be open during the tour as well, offering discounts off your bill with a Tour of Homes ticket. For more information on the houses being featured visit inmanparkfestival.org. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the festival.
Druid Hills Home & Garden Tour & Artist Market This Atlanta neighborhood will open its doors April 19-21, celebrating seven different homes and gardens that have combined historic and modern sensibilities to create functioning beauty. Proceeds from this tour benefit the neighborhood, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Druid Hills Civic Association has added two new aspects to the tour this year: a series of speakers giving histories of the neighborhood and a classic car show, which is being sponsored by Lambda Car Club of Atlanta. For more information and to buy tickets, visit druidhills.org/tourofhomes.
ASA Decorators’ Show House and Gardens Imagine transforming your alreadyJunior League DeKalb Tour of Kitchens The Junior League of DeKalb County is set to host its inaugural Tour of Kitchens in three Decatur homes on April 27 from noon to 5 p.m. The homes are presented by designers/builders Renewal DesignBuild, Thrive Homes and Rubicon Construction. During the event, guests will also have the chance to experience culinary delights from local chefs. In addition, the DeKalb County School finalists from Le Cordon Bleu’s high school culinary challenge will be cooking for your vote to win a scholarship to the Le Cordon Bleu’s Summer Camp. Tickets are only $10. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Tour of Kitchens, please visit the Junior League of DeKalb County’s website at jldekalb.org.
44 INtown | April
gorgeous house into a showcase for a local design artist. Well, that is exactly what is happening to a house in Buckhead for the Atlanta Symphony Association’s Decorators’ Show, and you can visit it from April 20 to May 12. When you visit the French-architectureinspired residence, designed by William T. Baker, you will also have the opportunity to bid on furniture in a bonus, terrace room, designed by (and donated by) IKEA, who have partnered with the ASA to help raise money for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s community outreach and education programs. This year the ASA tour is also partnering with Atlanta Botanical Garden’s 2013 Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour, offering discounts on tickets for it with a purchase of ASA ticket (and vice versa). The Show House Garden, designed by Ed Castro, will be a must-see as well. To learn more information about the ASA tour, including featured designers, special events, and ticket information ($20 before April 20), visit decoratorsshowhouse. org. To learn more about the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for Connoisseurs tour, which will take place May 11-12, visit atlantabotanicalgarden.org. KeepitIntown.com
ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING Improve your landscape by growing edibles By Holly Brooks, King Landscaping Some people consider gardening part of their exercise routine. Others like the fresh taste, the wide variety of edibles that can be grown, and the potential cost-savings for groceries. With proper planning, you can incorporate an organic garden into your conventional landscape design. Itâ€™s not necessary to have a row garden. Organic gardening is the practice of letting nature manage itself first, then intervening only if needed by mechanical methods or, if you must, non-synthetic products. The Atlanta area has a very wide plant pallet that encompasses many edibles. To ensure continuing variety in your landscape, incorporate annual edibles like tomatoes, basil or eggplant. Also think about perennial edibles as part of your landscape structure. Blueberries arenâ€™t compact or neat foundation plants but they can work really well on a wood line or a fence. Other perennials such as asparagus, raspberries, black berries, and figs will reward you over multiple years from a single planting. Plants will not thrive unless their roots are in healthy soil. A soil test is a good way to learn about the condition of your soil. Also look at more obvious signs. Can you put a shovel in the ground, remove it and find a worm in every shovel? Worms and other decomposers that live in the ground continually chew through dead plant material creating compost which in turn feeds and provides air to the roots of
your plants. Feed the soil, and the soil will feed the plants. Most insects do healthy things for your garden. Insects fall into one of three categories: pollinators, predators, and decomposers. All three are necessary for an organic garden. Butterflies, moths and bees are examples of pollinators. Predatory insects such as parasitic wasps, ladybugs and some beetles hunt for bad insects. Worms, pillbugs, earwigs and the like are decomposers. Everything has a job to do. When we intervene and spray insecticides, we do more harm than good. Even applying heavy synthetic fertilizers impedes the work of the decomposers. Holly Brooks is a principal at Atlanta-based King Landscaping, erickinglandscaping.com.
Integral Structure Providing remodeling and total renovation services for projects of all sizes for your home.
404-294-5192 & Info@IntegralStructure.com
April 2013| IN
Before & After
Architects honored for traditional designs The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), Southeast Chapter has announced the winners of the annual Shutze Awards, named after the renowned architect Phillip Trammell Shutze. The awards recognize excellence in traditional design and spotlight practitioners for their work. The winners by category are: Artisanship/Craftsmanship: Kevin Grisso of Custom Artisan
Group Landscape/Garden Design: John Howard of Howard Design Studio. Residential Under 4,000 square feet: Stan Dixon of D. Stanley Dixon Architects. Residential 4,000-10,000 square feet: James Carter of James F. Carter Inc. Carter also won in the “Other’ category for a stable design in Union Springs. Residential Over 10,000 square feet: William Baker of William T. Baker & Associates. Commercial/Civil/Institutional: Neil Davis of Davis Architects.
Home & Garden Design, Inc. worked on the backyard of this Buckhead home to make it kid friendly. The play area was designed so that it can be converted into landscaped areas once their child is no longer interested in the sand box or the playset. The use of granite cobble stones as edging blends with the materials used in the construction of the home. Home & Garden Design, owned by Danna and Conrad Cain, were honored with a Best of the Houzz 2013 award for their work. Houzz After (houzz.com) is an online resource that helps homeowners connect with remodeling and design professionals. For more information about Home & Garden Design, visit homegardendesign.com.
Residential Interior Design: Joel Kelly of Joel Kelly Designs. Renovation Under 4,000 square feet: Blair Robbins of Robbins Design. Renovation Over 4,000 square feet: Rick Spitzmiller of Spitzmiller & Norris Inc.
INTOWN DIRECTORIES DecaturUnityChurch.com Adult Class 10am Youth & Services 11am
Auto - Home - Commercial Locally Owned & Operated Franchises:
Claudia Naylor minister
WILLIAM H. KELLY (404) 876 3180
For Transformational Living
email@example.com 1776 Briarcliff #B, Atlanta, GA 30306
GOT CLUTTER? TAKE BACK YOUR POWER and KISS IT GOODBYE!
BECKY - ORGANZING GODDESS
EstatE & Downsizing salEs / auctions Metro Atlanta Estate Sales & Auctions Find Top Atlanta Area Estate & Downsizing Sales & Auctions View Photos & Descriptions of Upcoming Sales Subscribe for email Notification of Sales Near You
SAVE 30%-60% on Furniture, Antiques & Household Items 678-350-6737 GAEstateSaleNetwork.com
DeKalb North to LaVista Road & West to the Beltline including VaHi (770) 602-2900
KEEP IT INtown Choose Local • Shop Local
Roswell/Buckhead/Midtown South to North Ave & East to the Beltline (770) 552-7114
PETS & PET SERVICES SANDY’S SERVICES
Petsitting, house cleaning, and more. Call Sandy
404-966-1526 HAVE LEASH … WILL TRAVEL!
PART-TIME PERSONAL ASSISTANT WANTED (Midtown Area) Structural Problems, Renovations & Additions Attic Conversions, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basements Decks, Roofs, Floors, Painting. Big or Small Jobs. Expert in Older Home Renovation All Work Guaranteed – Tom Brennan (Owner)
Parbold Contractors - (404) 467-9807 Locally Owned & Operated
46 INtown | April
Looking for a sincere can do girl/guy Friday. Flexible hours from 5 – 30 hours a week @ $15 per hour. Candidate should be a self-starter with great organizational skills, a pleasant attitude and willing to assist in many tasks: From being my right hand, a gopher, personal shopper, light housekeeping and assisting me at home and at my office.
Contact 404-805-4952 for details KeepitIntown.com
Clear Creek Cottages
Morris and Raper Real Estate Consutants Inc. proudly welcomes
High quality homes filled with most desirable upgrades in most successful communities near Atlanta.
Charleston Styled homes in a revived intimate community of only 14 homes. Move-In Ready!!
LET US HELP YOU FIND YOUR NEW HOME.
to its New Home Management Team!
E LISTINGS Adair Park
…LIVE 772 Elbert Street SWYOUR AUTHENTIC 4 BR / 2 BA SPOTLIGHT ON $129,900 Derrick Duckworth
Morris and Raper Real Estate Consultants, Inc High Top LaneNow recruiting New and 69 High Top Lane Experienced Agents to 3 BR / 3.5 BA join our rapidly growing $249,900 Aaron Schulte company. For an immediate confidential interview contact Riverside Summit Darren Price 404.389.4910 New Townhome Community in the city of Roswell loaded firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia 470 Harlan Road SW Highlands 1035 Greenwood Ave 4 BR / 2 BA 4 BR / 2 BA $119,800 $465,000 Nia Knowles Adam Morrison 404-981-7249
Mayfair Tower 199 14th Street 2 BR / 2 BA $207,000 Francine Allen
567 Collier Road Craftsman Styled Homes 6 BR / 3.5 BA featuring large open floor $530,000 plans in a quaintAdam community. Morrison 404-981-7249 Helen Schlueter
Kirkwood Oakdale Road 233 Murray Hill 23173 BR / 2Oakdale BA Road $249,900 $238,000 Torrence Ford 678-613-5211
Adairs Park 640 Brookline Street Fischer Mansion 3 BR / 1 BA Townhome community $139,900 boasting historical preservation Justin Vogel mixed with intown estate living. 404-590-7685
Fairburn 337 Old Arch Lane 5Dekalb BR /4 BAAvenue $299,900 1792 Dekalb Patricia Wise Avenue 678-477-1204 $200,000
1683 Rey Street 3 BR / 2.5 BA $159,000 Midtown Jerilyn Lewis 942 Taft Avenue NE 404-771-7956
Mountain Park Beautiful wooded setting nestled in West Cobb featuring quality finishes, sweeping floor plans and conveniently located to major interstates. Arlington Place Jerilyn Lewis - 404-771-7956
3 BR / 2.5 BA $80,000 Derrick Duckworth 770-354-1565 Morningside Johnson Estates
335 N. Hillcrest Dr 5 BR / 3.5 BA $459,000 Brad Nesmith 404-668-6675
3 BR / 3.5 BA $534,900 Atlanta Brad Nesmith 902 Mcdaniel Street
1294 Beech Valley Road 4 BR / 2.5 BA Atlanta 150 Hidden Brook Court $649,900 3 BR / 1.5 BA Greg Williamson $65,000
Charlestonian elegance in the heart of Ansley/Morningside Charming 1930’s Craftsman Bungalow luxury in the best location.
419 9th Street $549,900 404-389-4925
3 BR / 2 BA Greg Williamson
Yoshina Colbert 404-333-4815
Conventional & Jumbo with Interest Only Options Fixed & Adjustable Rate Products FHA and VA Lender
852 Arlington Place NE $300,000 Marietta
638 Ansley Circle Marietta 1046 Woodruff Plantation Pkwy $330,000 6 BR / 5.5 BA $599,900 Greg Williamson 404-389-4925
Make your move Make yourto move to Morris and Morris Raperand Real Estate Raper RealConsultants! Estate Consultants! AB ASK O
8 UT OUR CL DAY GU OS AR AN E T
We have a successful, high energy team with full-time support and
We have a E successful, energy team with full-time support and brokerhigh staff. No desk fees or office fees. Choose your split with low cap! For an immediate, confidential contact broker staff. No desk fees or office fees. Choose yourinterview, split with low cap! E
Darren Price, Managing Director
Senior Vice President NMLS # 200562 Office Mobile Email
855 Peachtree Street #1105 2 BR / 2 BA $275,000 Francine Allen 404-895-2257
Atlanta Creekside Park
Veronica Jones Atlanta
195 14th Street #2907 Francine Allen Atlanta
Now from the low $230’s.
770-279-0222 ext 216 404-213-1499 Mike@SoutheastMortgage.com
4 04 . 2 2 8. 2 691
For an immediate, confidential interview, contact Susan Fessler, Owner/President
Servicing Our Clients Trust Since 1993
SoutheastMortgage.com The lender you can trust, the service you deserve
your smart phone to view more listings.
1718 Peachtree Street NW | Suite 276 | Atlanta, GA 30309 Information deemed accurate but not warranted. Subject to change without notice.
www.MorrisandRaperREC.com l 1718 Peachtree Street NW l Suite 276 l Atlanta, GA 30309 FP. c 4Co2013-04 APR.indd 1 KMO131 e e p MECH i t I N tATLIN own m
Scan this code with your smart Scanphone this code to view with more listings.
Susan Fessler Owner/President
Information deemed accurate but not warranted. Subject to change without notice.
3/13/13 1:56 PM April 2013| IN
c o l D w e l l b a n k e r at l a n ta . c o m
DRUID HILLS – Move-in ready renovated home featuring open floor plan, lrg LR open to formal DR, screen porch, terrace level workroom. 4Bd/1.5Ba $409,900 FMLS: 5116899 Bradford Smith 404-210-4141
DRUID HILLS – Exquisite townhome in sought
MORNINGSIDE – Late 1920’s Dutch Colonial
MORNINGSIDE – Renovated 3Bed/3Bath
after Paradiso. 3 finished levels served by private elevator. Custom upgrades throughout. 4Bed/4.5Bath $599,900 FMLS: 5118715 Bradford Smith 404-210-4141
w/slate roof, gracious rooms, charming sitting area with fireplace, great flow for entertaining. 3Bed/3.5Bath $639,900 FMLS: 5117529 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845
Morningside Tudor that could readily be a 4/4 just steps from Morningside Elementary. Fabulous Kitchen/Fm Rm/Porch. $699,000 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845
REYNOLDSTOWN – Newer construction
OAKHURST – Walking distance to Oakhurst
with rooftop deck, 2 car garage, bamboo floors, 10’ ceils, spa bath, walk-in closet w/ custom shelving. 2Bed/2.5Bath $299,900 FMLS: 5116918 Erin Fye 404-771-9822
Village. 2 generous sized bedrooms & full bath on main, lrg new screen porch, hdwds, 9’ ceils. 3Bed/1Bath $325,000 FMLS: 5101050 Melissa Stratton 404-713-5850
JOHNS CREEK –Features fam rm w/beamed ceils & starburst inlayed stone fplc, full daylight terrace level, 2 outdoor porches overlooking pool. 6Bed/6Bath/2HalfBath $1,949,000 FMLS: 5107695 Marc Castillo 404-449-6862
DECATUR – Modern loft space w/large terrace ideal for entertaining, granite in kit, 10’ ceils, concrete floors, walk-in closet, granite bath w/double vanities. 2Bd/1Ba $199,000 FMLS:5101261 Marc Castillo 404-449-6862
DOWNTOWN – ONLY 1 LIVE/WORK SPACE REMAINS. 2-level loft w/ great storefront entry for a shop or office. 2nd level offers a full kit, LR & large BR. 1Bd/1Ba $219,500 FMLS: 5065132 Allen Snow 404-931-1176
MIDTOWN - Large home in one of the most desirable buildings in Atlanta. Features Midtown views through floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet kit w/ granite. 3Bd/3Ba $549,900 FMLS: 5094852 Allen Snow 404-931-1176
BROOKHAVEN –Gorgeous Craftsman home in prime location. High end finishes include inlayed hdwds, extensive moldings, open floor plan w/tons of light. 5Bd/2.5Ba $749,900 FMLS: 5114005 Liz Baska 770-712-8767
MIDTOWN – 33rd floor showplace features
PONCEY-HIGHLAND – Spacious new constr
MIDTOWN – Spectacular penthouse has pan-
DOWNTOWN – This 2 bedroom multilevel loft
twnhms incl 2-car gar, custom lighting, fine cabinetry, stone c’tops, optional elevator, rftop terrace, & 2 balc. 3Bed/3Bath $525,000 FMLS: 5029379 Allen Snow 404-931-1176
oramic, skyline views! 2 master suites, 14+ ft ceilings. Huge Tax abatement thru 2022! 2Bed/2.5Bath $817,900 FMLS: 5052490 Cindy Leach 770-314-4922
boasts 25’ ceilings, concrete floors, industrial windows, upgraded kitchen & bath. FHA APPROVED! 2Bed/2Bath $239,900 FMLS: 5081060 Wayne Anderson: 404-588-2728
MIDTOWN – Stunning skyline views. New const. on the Midtown Mile. Spacious floorplan with expansive windows. Pool, fitness, club room, concierge. 2Br/2Ba $599,900 FMLS: 5107597 Sales 404-815-4622
Create your intown lifestyle. We can help you buy or sell a home where you live, work, and play.
Intown 404.874.2262 | Midtown 404.705.1570
beautiful high-end finishes, Bosch SS appliances, expansive wall of windows & a huge balcony. 3Bed/3Bath $1,025,000 FMLS : 4336700 Sales Office 404-815-4622
Jason Downey 404.593.5176
© 2012 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International, the Previews International logo and “Dedicated to Luxury Real Estate” are registered and unregistered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.6098ATL_09/12
48 INtown | April