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t the turn of the last century, Americans started to warm to the idea of taking a vacation. While their work ethics were stronger than ever, Americans needed structure to their holidays, purpose to their play. In 1874, American Methodists founded Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly in New York. The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association in Oak Bluffs was the original summer camp meeting place. At the northernmost end of the train line from Detroit, the Methodists also set up camp with the intent to edify vacationers through a balance of spiritual, educational, recreational and musical enrichment and another Chautauqua was born. My parents met at this Bay View, Michigan campus in 1946, where some 450 cottages were built in the early 1900s, festooned with gingerbread and never-ending porches.   Two inns, a huge auditorium, classrooms, a darling library (below), picture-perfect chapel and tiny post office dot the piney campus where generations of families have spent summers together sailing, singing, worshipping, exchanging ideas and making vacation look smart. My kids are now counsellors at the day camp, and teach swimming and sailing, having grown up spending summers with the kids of my childhood summer friends. There are current affairs lectures, painting classes, full moon kayak excursions, ice cream socials and classical music recitals and concerts performed by music students and resident professionals from around the globe.  Yes, I’m all for vegging out on vacation and can stare all day at the theater of clouds, waves or dancing tree tops. But, I bet you’ll agree that the most memorable vacations are those that took you someplace you haven’t been…on the map or in your head. I hope you’ll enjoy this issue full of travel stories. Where are you going next...?

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Departments

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Animal Kingdom

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Giving Back

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Realty Report

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

18 Antigua Dreaming

A Caribbean island of warm welcomes and underwater wonders.

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26 Sweet Suites

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Good Times

GOCA's Big Night

The seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, presented by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute at the Delta Flight Museum, raised more than $270,000 for the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance to support education and awareness programs throughout the state. Dinner by Les Dames d'Escoffier International. PHOTOS FREDRIK BRAUER. GAOvarianCancer.org

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Odyssey Brunch Co-Chairs Amy Kim Gira and Lys Paulhus, and the Odyssey Brunch Committee hosted the annual 2017 Odyssey Brunch at The St. Regis Hotel. Odyssey's mission is to expand the ambitions of Atlanta students and empower them on a successful journey to college and a fulfilling career. BENROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Around Town

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LOVELY GARDEN TOURS For celebrating Mother’s Day, there’s no better place to explore than the 10 breathtaking gardens featured on the annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour  Saturday  and  Sunday, May 13 - 14. Benefiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the tour spotlights private home gardens in metro Atlanta, including Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Midtown. Featuring a range of styles and sizes--from tranquil woodland settings to intimate urban oases, the professionally designed to “gardener’s gardens” – the event will delight both green thumbs and the “garden curious” alike. Tickets for the self-guided tour, held rain or shine each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., go on sale April 1 at AtlantaBG.org and at select area retailers. They are $28 in advance (garden members $22) and $35 on days of the tour, and are valid both days. 

GARDEN PARTY Enjoy an elegant evening in the garden  at Heritage Green, featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary libations, plus a silent auction to benefit the HSS Farmers Market and Historic Resources Program! Tickets include five tastings of specialty craft cocktails, sponsored by  The Savvy Cellars  and  JR Revelry, which will be infused with ingredients from the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market. Guests can experience the feel of the Prohibition-era in the cigar lounge, sponsored by Sandy Springs Cigars, while enjoying jazz music.  Hors d'oeuvres will be prepared by  Brooklyn Cafe, Savor Bar and Kitchen, Slope's BBQ, CalyRoad Creamery, and Cloud Catering. Heritage Sandy Springs will present the history of moonshine and speakeasies from Sandy Springs to the metro-Atlanta area, and throughout the state of Georgia. Four cocktail bars and a speakeasy will feature the unique histories of five liquors. Mary O. Boyle and Ron Smith discuss their historical book Prohibition in Atlanta with interested guests. This book has

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They are Giving Back Gypsy Kitchen A creative culinary tribute to the diverse regions and cuisine of Spain, Gypsy Kitchen features a variety of shareable snacks, small plates and larger entrees for communal-style meals, a robust bar program and expansive patio. The Southern Gentleman The Southern Gentleman is a Southerninspired gastropub that celebrates every aspect of what it means to be from the South with a fresh, modern take on traditional dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients. Southern Proper Hospitality Southern Proper Hospitality is an entrepreneurial restaurant organization that values innovation, creativity and attention to detail. The mission of the team of industry leading professionals is to help shape the cultural fabric of Atlanta. Southern Proper provides a “short term

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tinct dining experiences that appeal to customers’ sense of adventure. Each restaurant offers a high energy, fun and entertaining atmosphere coupled with genuinely hospitable service and exceptional, high quality food. Well-known

assion for Paws is a local Atlanta non-

Releash, PAWS Atlanta, Good Mews,

operations include The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill,

profit organization that partners with

Urban Pet Project, Barking Hound

Smokebelly BBQ, Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern

other animal rescues for fundraising,

Foundation, Angels Among Us, and

Gentleman, The Blind Pig Parlour Bar, and

networking and rescue efforts. According

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to the American Humane Association, each

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year about 3.7 million animals are eutha-

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nized, thousands here in Georgia. While this

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problem is overwhelming, it can be solved if

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cial help to get these animals forever homes.

Atlanta. Your $25 donation in advance

Some of the biggest hurdles blocking rescue

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groups from getting animals forever homes

complimentary drink, light bites, live

is a lack of volunteers, publicity and money.

music and a silent auction. The “Who’s

Passion for Paws tries to fill that need.

Who” of Atlanta is sure to be there in

Founded in 2008, Passion for Paws has

the heart of Buckhead Atlanta. All pro-

raised more than $125,000 for local rescue

ceeds will benefit PAWS Atlanta and

groups through fun, casual and lively events at

Good Mews rescues. $35 donation

restaurants and hotels. Passion for Paws volun-

after May 7, $40 at the door

teers are also no strangers to running through

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Antigua Dreaming

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS

PHOTOGRAPHY SUE G. COLLINS AND PROVIDED

Weeks after I returned from four fast days in Antigua, I could close my eyes and still feel the warm embrace of the long stretches of quiet beaches that hug the curvy Caribbean coastline and the clear blue sea. Oh, that blue. A blue that beckons, constant and seductive, promising and encouraging. A lens to another world. And, isn’t that what a real vacation is about?  We travelled in January when daily temperatures lingered around 81, with the sea nearly as warm. With Delta’s new direct flights, you can have breakfast at home and find yourself sipping a Wadadli beer at one of the islands many intimate luxury hotels, sprawling all-inclusive resorts or budget friendly family properties by noon. The 100 square-mile island of Antigua and its

in tandem, traffic congestion and construction

sleek newly renovated airport. With 13

baby sister Barbuda sit perched at the eastern

managed. More important, Antiguans are

restaurants, six pools, wide white beach

edge of the Caribbean’s chain of gems, the

happy and fiercely proud, not jaded or hot and

and 373 rooms served by 700 “team mem-

Leeward Islands. Independent for 36 years now,

bothered by the eager American shoppers,

bers,” the sprawling property includes a

after being a British dependent since Admiral

rum punch-drinking Europeans and dozy hon-

“Caribbean” and “Mediterranean” themed

Horatio Nelson arrived with his squadron in

eymooners who visit their island. When the

community, with room choices ranging

1784, the island is experiencing a growth spurt,

100,000th visitor landed at the end of last year

from lovely king rooms in a 5-story tower

with docks for more mammoth cruise ships

(an annual record), the tourism board celebrated

(the Med) to adorable thatched bungalows

under construction in the bustling main port

and gave gifts to everyone on board that flight.

and balconied courtyard apartments dot-

and capital of St. John’s. The tourism industry

We stayed at the Sandals Grande

ting winding paths between pools and hot

and commercial growth seem to be growing

Antigua Resort, just 10 minutes from the

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tubs and private cabanas.


While I was at first skeptical of couples-only, all-inclusive properties, I left promising to visit another Sandals property soon. There are 19 in the Caribbean with one planned for Mexico by the end of the year. If you stay at the Sandals Grande Antigua, you should indulge by reserving a Butler Suite, where you meet your very own butler when you check in (seamlessly) and are presented a cell phone that connects you immediately with your new best friend who can unpack, bring you drinks, snacks and just about anything else you need during your stay and arrange excursions like zip-lining through the nearby rainforest canopy or dining by candlelight on the beach at a table for two. Your suite, a

Here and below, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort. Right, a cruise on the resort's sailboat offers more adventure.

bungalow steps from the beach, will be decked out with Egyptian cotton linens and your brands of top shelf bar choices, a private pool and patio. Do venture off property, where ever you stay, however. The main roads are pretty smooth and in good condition. Head to the northwest side of the island and meet up with Sun Fire (that’s his name) and his sons who own 38 good looking horses. They will take you on a trail ride, passing an estate owned by a government official who likes to give rollicking parties, and ending on a pretty beach where your blood pressure will surely drop even further. In a good way. Grab lunch at the beach-front Beach Limerz Bar and order the Johnny Oink-slices of jerk pork on lettuce, tomatoes and onions piled on a LimerZ

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johnny cake… and if you dare, the Burgers ’n Cream - a scoop of vanilla ice cream and pickles in your burger. Ask if they have saltfish and ducana, a sort of sweet potato dumpling made with sweet potato and carrots, grated coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger served with a saltfish lollipop. Wash it down with a local Wadadli Lager. Wadadli is the island’s original name, though some dispute this. And

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Fire’s teen-aged son, Jamail, if he liked living on the island of Antigua, there wasn’t a hint of teen angst. “I love this island,” he said squinting toward the horizon like a true cowboy. “Antigua has everything I need—good music, good food, fresh fruit, so much to do, all my family to love me and all this,” he nodded to the setting sun, the clear sea, the 90 miles of beach and the warm scented air of Antigua.

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Robanne Schulman owns Plaid Monkey, a personal styling company. She models her top travel togs at the Ascension Air hangar at PDK.

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Now, time to pack. Ugh. We asked personal stylist to the stars, Robanne Schulman of Plaid Monkey Buckhead to shop for travel-friendly outfits that will turn heads. We shot Robanne and her three favorite travel picks at Ascension Air at Peachtree Dekalb Airport.   Ascension Air is the fastest growing provider of Cirrus SR22T Timeshares and the only company in the U.S. to offer PersonallyFlown Jet Timeshares. It’s much more reasonable than you might think! Their innovative platforms provide unprecedented availability


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White heels, Henry Beguelin, T.Boutique

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Floral Wide Leg Pant, Giada Forte, T. Boutique

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Cold shoulder bell sleeve top, ALC, Intermix

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Cross leather choker necklace, Velina Jewelry, T. Boutique

company in the country,” says Ascension President Jamail Larkins.

Sunglasses by Salle Opticians, Phipps Plaza

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s a Cornell University "Hotelie" and photojournalist specializing in travel,

I have a solid understanding of what a standout destination is when it comes to unpacking your bags. From "glamping" outdoors in luxurious tents, to swimming in one of the most jaw-dropping pools set in the middle of a canyon, these hotels, resorts and campsite  will make you sec-

Firelight Camps

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ond guess checking out. I won’t blame you.

Hotel Napoleon


SWEET SUITES

Our globetrotting lifestyle journalist Dennis Malcolm Byron--aka beer expert Ale Sharpton--highly recommends these properties when treating yourself becomes imperative.

ARTICLE DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON | PHOTOGRAPHY DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON AND COURTESY OF DESTINATIONS

AMANGIRI

indoor farmer’s market hosted by local venders complemented with

CANYON POINT, UTAH

a mouthwatering breakfast; and the upscale, Japanese-inspired

There is no wonder celebrities and other privacy seekers want to escape

ONYX restaurant serving arguably the best grilled salmon I have

to an exotic destination free from paparazzi, blaring horns, and everyday life.

ever had. Views of the picturesque Santa Monica Mountains,

Enter Aman’s Amangiri Resort.

swanky lounges, and lavish suites certainly do not compromise a

This mesmerizing, 600-acre property centered in Utah’s remote Canyon

guest’s experience either. FourSeasons.com/WestlakeVillage

Point is a top destination for the affluent (and money savers) who simply yearn for blissful serenity. Taking pride in its natural environs, Amangiri’s

THE GRADUATE ANN ARBOR

suites boast everything from stunning views of the desert landscapes, to

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

their own plunge pools and sky terraces ideal for stargazing. To add, the

We finally don't have to refinance our homes to stay at a hotel that

spa features treatments inspired by the Navajo, and the main swimming

provides a memorable experience based on an inventive concept, a cen-

pool’s heated waters surround a massive butte made of sandstone so

tral location, and a personable staff. Located in the heart of Ann Arbor

that guests can become one with Utah’s outdoors. There are also Utah

where eclectic shopping, restaurants, bars and a bustling city scene

Adventure Experience packages highlighting nearby attractions including

are at its doorstep, the reasonably priced Graduate Ann Arbor keeps

the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon. Ultimately, the

things contemporary with their singles, doubles, and suites possessing

Amangiri is world class. Aman.com/resorts/Amangiri

modern fixtures, Malin + Goetz body products in the bathrooms, and

FIRELIGHT CAMPS ITHACA, NEW YORK

free Wi-Fi. However, the University of Michigan nostalgia such as pillow covers made from college sweaters, and replica student IDs of celebrity alumni including Gilda Radner, Desmond Howard, and Iggy Pop serving

To really enjoy a retreat from everyday routines, sometimes even

as door keys make this hotel one of the most unique in the hospitality

a hotel or resort cannot completely scratch that itch for adventure.

industry. There is also an Allen Ramsey Supper Club featuring traditional

Firelight Camps literally and figuratively produce a breath of fresh air

Ann Arbor culinary favorites and a coffee shop serving up eye-open-

in Upstate New York, boasting screened tents laden with accommo-

ing java alongside the city’s famous Zingerman’s bagels. Regardless of

dations rivaling posh guest rooms travelers are often accustomed

Graduate’s unabashed allegiance to the Wolverines, even Ohio State

to. From hardwood floors, to safari-themed furniture, high-end bed-

diehards couldn’t help but appreciate this hotel’s originality. This one is

ding, a private balcony, and a full-function bath house including hot

our editor's favorite. GraduateAnnArbor.com

showers, Firelight is the epitome of “glamping.” And no worries, the outdoor feel will not be compromised; hammocks are available, and

HOTEL NAPOLEON

campfires are ignited by the staff every morning and evening. Besides

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

the August Moon Spa and John Thomas Steakhouse just steps away

A member of the Ascend Hotel Collection renowned for their chic bou-

on site, guests have the option of exploring local gems such as The

tique properties worldwide, Hotel Napoleon is a standout due to its effica-

Commons based downtown, numerous vineyards, apple orchards,

cious fusion of vintage Memphis with today’s hospitality trends. The 58-room

and the majestic Buttermilk Falls that collectively validate the city's

Napoleon is based inside the original building designed in 1902 by "the

slogan, "Ithaca Is Gorges." FirelightCamps.com

Merchant Prince of Memphis”—Napoleon Hill—which has been officially

FOUR SEASONS WESTLAKE WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA

registered in National Register of Historic Places. While maintaining a significant amount of original architectural notes including classy Tennessee marble, this Memphis staple still boasts industrial chic décor, living quarters

Undoubtedly, the Four Seasons collective worldwide is consistently

with 12-foot-ceilings, 50-inch flat screen televisions providing 130 channels,

opulent, but the Westlake a few hops from Malibu in Southern California

24-hour limited room service, and a hip Luna's tapas restaurant with an

successfully boasts its own identity especially regarding relaxation and

assortment of local craft beers. Of course, with a trolley along its street to

dining. The award-winning, 41,000-square-foot spa; adult serenity pool;

transport visitors to the always bustling Beale Street and other attractions just

and a Zen garden are just a few of a plethora of options encourag-

blocks away, Napoleon’s extensive playground will also keep guests busy.

ing escapism. Serving up an amazing culinary experience, Westlake’s

ChoiceHotels.com/Tennessee/Memphis/Ascend-Hotels/tn729

standouts include a registered dietitian curating special “Sustained Living” menus coupled with an on-premises Wellness Kitchen; an

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Giving Back

HEROINES AMONG

US

ARTICLE SLOAN WYATT

M

ost everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. From patients to family members and close friends, the disease has lasting effects on the community as a whole. According to the

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, someone is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer every three minutes, and more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not survive five years after their diagnosis. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma along with improving these patients’ quality of life. As the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer, LLS runs a number of pro-

Sophie Blasberg (left) and Molly Levine, record-breaking fund-raisers. BuckHaven salutes you, young ladies!

grams to further this mission, including one in which students can play an important role. LLS’ Students of the Year program accepts around 30

by the program each year, adding a personal tie for partici-

high school students each year in the Atlanta area to par-

pants without a prior connection to the cause. Many teams

ticipate in a seven-week fundraising competition. Students

dedicated their campaigns to this year’s Honored Hero, junior

are nominated or apply to the program beginning in the

Santiago Barrera of Wheeler High School. Sophie noted that

summer and, upon selection, begin planning for the fund-

her favorite moment of the program was seeing Santiago at

raising campaign in early November.

the final Gala, after the winners and their total amount raised

This year, Buckhead residents Sophie Blasberg and Molly

had been announced. “Cancer affects everyone,” says Sophie.

Levine raised a staggering $118,869 through the program, more

“I hope that people are inspired to get involved, especially

than double the amount of last year’s winning team’s proceeds.

with LSS, but honestly any cause that is important to them.”

This sum marks a new national record for the Students of the Year program, exceeding the old record by $2,879.

Drawing inspiration from last year’s Pace student participants, alumni Darby Cochran and Morgan Kelly, along with

For Sophie and Molly, seniors at Pace Academy, participa-

Molly’s uncle who had non-Hodgkins lymphoma, the two

tion in the program stemmed less from a personal connec-

set a goal of $116,000 and used weekly financial targets to

tion and more from a passion for giving back. Both students

stay on track. Their key to success was the hundreds of con-

have been involved in community service at school, Molly

tacts who made donations via email campaigns, online plat-

as a Service Leader for Cumberland Academy and Sophie

forms and personalized letters. These contacts, along with

as a Pace Executive Service Leader for Trinity Night Shelter.

sponsorships, community donations and their LLS mentor,

However, neither had ever taken on a project of this mag-

provided the high school students with a sizeable network.

nitude. “I think it opened my eyes to how many people are

“The most outstanding growth I saw in Sophie and Molly

affected by cancer and how many people are willing to help

was in their leadership,” says Coxhead. “These skills were

such an important cause,” says Molly. 

apparent as they balanced their efforts with required aca-

Special Events Campaign Manager Chantal Coxhead heads

demic coursework and extracurricular activities by working

the Atlanta branch and serves as a mentor to each of the

before and after school to execute their fundraising cam-

teams. Before the fundraising campaign, she coaches students

paign. Their involvement and leadership in this program set

on how to write business letters, conduct solicitations and

an example for Students of the Year candidates to come.”

effectively raise money. LLS also introduces them to Honored Heroes, children affected by blood cancer who are recognized 28

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Chastain Park

$825,000

$755,000

92%

89

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3

Garden Hills

$775,000

$760,000

98%

79

4

4

Peachtree Park

$799,000

$776,000

97%

2

3

2

Chastain Park

$850,000

$810,000

95%

65

4

3

Peachtree Hills

$824,500

$810,000

98%

82

5

4

Brookhaven Heights

$875,000

$847,000

97%

69

5

3

Buckhead

$895,000

$872,000

97%

65

4

3

Weiuca Hills

$895,000

$885,000

99%

30

5

3

Woodchase

$879,900

$885,000

101%

6

4

4

Buckhead

$915,000

$900,000

98%

3

3

3

Cambridge Park

$999,000

$937,180

94%

1

5

3

Kingston

$1,150,000

$1,060,000

92%

63

5

5

Park at Olglethorpe

$1,199,777

$1,174,777

98%

24

5

5

Buckhead

$1,379,000

$1,275,000

92%

17

4

4

Ridgedale Park

$1,349,000

$1,309,000

97%

91

6

4

Buckhead

$1,495,000

$1,375,000

92%

47

4

4

Peachtree Park

$1,329,000

$1,543,308

116%

45

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Lifestyle Calendar

May

Join us and fundraise to provide life-saving

benefit from funds that will be raised on

breast health services to women in Metro

May 16 at The Manor Golf and Country

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MAY 5

MAY 13 & 14

SIPS UNDER THE SEA

GARDENS FOR CONNOISSEURS TOUR

GEORGIA AQUARIUM

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS

MAY 20

Sips Under the Sea is a unique cocktail party for

From tranquil woodland settings to intimate

EAST ATLANTA CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

adults to enjoy Georgia Aquarium after hours

urban spaces, the Gardens for Connoisseurs

EAST ATLANTA

with your family, friends or significant other. You'll

Tour showcases 10 spectacular private gar-

East Atlanta Foundation's Classic Craft Beer

have the entire Aquarium to yourself while en-

dens. Both gardening enthusiasts and the

Festival. It's their #1 fundraiser, with all the #1

joying cocktails, tapas and entertainment… all

“garden curious” will delight in exploring

beers. It's in an old growth forest in Brown-

without kids! GeorgiaAquarium.org

exquisite ideas by talented landscape archi-

wood park, providing both plenty of sun and

tects, garden designers, and local gardeners.

shade for your sipping enjoyment. Feel good

Proceeds benefit the mission of the Atlanta

about having beers, while 100% of the pro-

Botanical Garden. AtlantaBG.org

ceeds go back to community grants via East

MAY 6 & 7 CHASTAIN PARK ARTS FESTIVAL

ty@gmail.com or 678.781.1998.

Atlanta Foundation. EastATLBeerFest.com

CHASTAIN PARK The Chastain Park Arts Festival will host its sixth annual event at Chastain Park along Park

MAY 21

Drive for approximately 185 artists and artisans.

BETH HAMILTON

Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, a chil-

THE BUCKHEAD THEATRE

dren’s area and local food and beverage con-

The Mommy & Me Princess Tea will be held at

cessions including the gourmet food trucks.

The Buckhead Theatre and includes family ac-

Local acoustic musicians will enliven the atmo-

tivities, a seated tea, theatre show, and meet and

sphere. ChastainParkArtsFestival.com

greet with all the performers. Tea4girltalk.com . Tickets start at $45 and all proceeds benefit the

MAY 6

Buckhead-based, national nonprofit, Girl Talk, Inc.

DERBY DAY

MAY 26 - 28

CHASTAIN HORSE PARK Guests will enjoy food and beverages, live and

DECATUR ARTS FESTIVAL

silent auctions, live music, lawn and casino

MAY 14

games, and a live broadcast of the Kentucky

AN EXQUISITE MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

From vendors to food trucks, live music to

Derby on big screen TVs! DerbyDay.com

AT THE ST. REGIS ATLANTA

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MAY 26 - 28

Join some of the biggest names in music for this

dance of delectable cuisine. Mother’s Day

ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL

5th-anniversary shindig. The Shins, Ryan Ad-

brunch will take place in the hotel’s Astor

PIEDMONT PARK

ams, Third Eye Blind, and Cage the Elephant are

Court restaurant, overlooking The St. Regis

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Parting Thoughts

Destination: Festivals ARTICLE DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON

A

re you ready for the second half of 2017? These food, bever-

OYSTER COOK-OFF AT THE HANGOUT

age and music festivals will help you look forward to it!

WHERE:

after a long winter, here are some festivals throughout the nation—

Gulf Shores is becoming a very popular destination along the 32-mile

plus one north of the U.S. border—our travel expert Dennis Malcolm

Alabama coastline especially due to great weather, sugar-white

Byron--aka beer expert Ale Sharpton--strongly recommends espe-

sands, friendly natives, and burgeoning culinary scene. Well, you can

cially for foodies, music fans, and yes, lovers of the suds.

enjoy these attractions during the 10th annual Oyster Cook-Off where

As the weather gets warmer and vacations become imperative

INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL WHERE:

Montreal, Quebec

WHEN: June

28th to July 8th, 2017

WHEN:

Gulf Shores, Alabama

November 3rd and 4th

more than 70 chefs literally from coast to coast show off their mouthwatering interpretations of oyster preparation in three categories— Raw, Rockefeller and Cajun. All stationed at an awesome outdoor/ indoor venue called The Hangout, there is also a beer fest featuring

The city of Montreal is already gorgeous especially during the month

20-plus breweries on Friday night complete with live music to kick off

of June. Conversations in French fill the air, eclectic shopping lines the

its fun-filled weekend.

streets, and gorgeous natural attractions such as Mount Royal Park

HangoutCookoff.com

aka Parc du Mont-Royal provide the backdrop for what Guinness Book

declares the world’s largest jazz festival. Ten days of eargasmic music

WHERE TO STAY:

includes jazz greats such as Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Robert

home. Besides Emerald Skye’s condos where I stayed on my last visit,

I would consider a rental property so you really feel at

Glasper and Wynton Marsalis, but there are also legendary acts rep-

check out Meyer vacation rentals since they have so many choices to

resenting other music genres including Kool & The Gang, Bob Dylan,

consider along Gulf Shores’ picturesque waters.

Joe Jackson and Lauryn Hill slated to perform for this year’s 38th

MeyerRe.com

edition. The Festival attracts two million visitors every year, so they The World Food Championships—the globe’s largest Food

did their math and made sure more 3,000 musicians from 30 different

NOTE:

countries perform in 15 concert halls and eight stages outdoors. Oh,

Sport competition—starts a few days later November 8th through the

and two thirds of the performances are free! Now that’s numbers!

14th featuring more than 1,200 contestants from 14 countries chop-

MontrealJazzFest.com

ping, stirring and grilling their way to being crowned the best. I'm getting my jaws ready for both eating extravaganzas and plan to stay

WHERE TO STAY:

Other hotel options are close, but I consider the Hyatt

Regency Montréal imperative because it is centrally based in all the action, you can rub elbows with many of the musicians who not only

the entire week. WorldFoodChampionships.com

stay there, but often have jam sessions until the sun rises.

ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

Montreal.Regency.Hyatt.com

WHERE: WHEN:

GREAT AMERICAN BEER FEST WHERE:

Denver, Colorado

WHEN: October

5th through 7th

Atlanta, Georgia

June 1st through 4th

Within four days, more than 180 of the nation’s top culinary and beverage authorities light up Atlanta’s already bustling Midtown scene for arguably the best food festival in Georgia. Complete with numerous

Since 1982, the "GABF" has rocked Denver every year and for good

seminars, cooking demonstrations, book signings, beverage tastings,

reason. Recognized as the biggest beer fest and competition in the

and the most popular outdoor attraction— the tasting tents—everyone

country, breweries assure everyone will enjoy all three days in sipping

leaves as a well-informed gourmand once the weekend concludes.

bliss.Trade shows, seminars, optional brewery tours, and jumping

Consider some of the special passes for access to top-notch private

parties at surrounding tap-pulling stations such as the Falling Rock

events as well. I make sure AF&WF is in my summer plans every year.

Tap House, Great Divide, Hops & Pie, and Freshcraft throughout this

AtlFoodAndWineFestival.com

uplifting metropolis complete the experience. GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com

WHERE TO STAY: There

are numerous hotels within blocks of the Festival,

but the grandiose Loews Hotel is hosting this event, so it's a no-brainer WHERE TO STAY:

There are a lot of choices, but the Grand Hyatt Denver

to book a room here. Great shopping, museums, top-notch dining

is a foolproof option just steps away from all the action. 

destinations and nightlife serve as its playground as well.

Denver.Grand.Hyatt.com

LoewsHotels.com/Atlanta-Hotel

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BuckHaven May 2017  

May 2017 Issue of BuckHaven Lifestyle

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