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LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2020 PUBLISHER

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Best of Midtown GREETINGS MIDTOWN AND WELCOME TO THIS MONTH'S ISSUE THAT CALL FOR A CELEBRATION. You voted and now we're revealing our winners for this months Readers' Choice Issue!  We celebrate the businesses and business owners that make Midtown special.  We had thousands of responses from our readers and neighbors.  Midtown residents are passionate about the community and we loved hearing from all of you.

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Hopefully this issue inspires you to try out some new places or revisit some of the tried and true  reflecting on how great it is to call it  home with these exceptional businesses.  We always love your input so if there are categories you want us to add to the list let us know.  There is always next year. On behalf of the entire Midtown team,  we want to Thank You, our readers, for all your input and for inviting us into your homes and sharing this special issue with us.  Congratulations to all our winners!!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2020

FEATURES 12 Valentine's Day Treats 16 Best of Midtown Winners Announced! 28 Add Some Sparkle to Your Life Designer and Custom Jewelry for All Tastes and Styles

30 Out with the New In with the Old We’re Sharing Tips, Tricks + Unique

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Ways to Incorporate Your Antique Items Into Your Home

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

28 Artist’s Palette 30 Renovate & Refine 34 Lifestyle Calendar


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For Todd A event was recently held for Todd Murphy the artist, raised in Ga, and a favorite for many Atlanta art collectors. This fundraiser was held at the Mason Fine Art Gallery where a silent and live art auction raised funds for medial expenses as Todd was recently diagnosed with cancer. Friends and the art community turned out to show their support.

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Mayor's Masked Ball The 36th annual Mayors Masked Ball was recently held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The event is the premier fundraising gala and major social event focusing on raising awareness of the need and benefits of a college education, the students UNCF serves and the contributions of historically black colleges and universities.

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AROUND TOWN also known as 3D mammography. Women who schedule a mammogram now have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available to them. Northside was the first hospital in Atlanta to offer 3D mammography, offering to Atlanta in September 2011. The latest generation of the technology provides a more comfortable experience, with equipment that is curved to fit the patient and a shorter compression time. The images are then reconstructed by a computer to provide a 3D model of the breast.

PAULINE MILLER NAMED MANAGING DIRECTOR Compass Development named Pauline Miller to the newly created position of Managing Director in Georgia, formerly Founder and President of the new homes sales and marketing group Brightstar. “I’m thrilled to have joined the Compass leadership team, after having brought Brightstar under the Compass umbrella one year ago. Compass is paving the way for the future of real estate brokerages. Compass New Development empowers new homes sales teams to perform with the high-

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CULINARY CREATIONS

Va l e n t i n e ' s D ay T r e ats

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SKIP THE CANDY AND SPEND SOME TIME WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS MAKING SIMPLE SUGAR COOKIES TO GIVE THIS VALENTINES DAY. Great afternoon fun with the kids or add a bottle of champagne and turn it into a girls night!  Choose mason jars or simple boxes with red ribbon and spread love with a sweet treat this year!

ingredients FOR THE COOKIES + 3 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for surface + 1 tsp. baking powder + 1/2 tsp. kosher salt + 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened + 1 c. granulated sugar + 1 large egg + 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract + 1 tbsp. milk

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM + 1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened + 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened + 4 c. powdered sugar + 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract + 1/4 tsp. kosher salt + Pink and red food coloring + Sprinkles, Candy to garnish

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directions 1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In another large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined, then add flour mixture gradually until totally combined. 2. Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour. 3. When ready to roll, preheat oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out dough until 1/8” thick. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies and transfer to prepared baking sheets.  4. Bake until edges are lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes.  5. Make frosting: In a large bow using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined.  6. Divide frosting into 3 bowls. Add pink food coloring to one bowl and red food coloring to another. Stir each bowl and add more food coloring until desired color is reached. Frost cookies with each color of frosting, then top with sprinkles or candy.

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BEST PL AST IC SURGEON

DR MARK BEATY

Dr's Mark and Laura Beaty

Dr Mark Beaty wins this title for the second year in a row!   As a double-board certified surgeon, Dr. Beaty is an expert in cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery has been serving the Greater Atlanta area since 2011.  Along with his wife, Dr. Laura Beaty, Dr. Mark Beaty has founded an impressive and successful practice that exceeds the already high expectations of their patients and their peers.

B EST D EN T IST

INTOWN SMILE STUDIOS Dr Susan Estep and her talented staff

B EST D ER MATO LO G IST

ATLANTA DERMATOLOGY AND AESTHETICS Dr. Sumayah Taliaferro is a native of Atlanta and a board certified dermatologist.    In addition to providing treatment and surveillance of skin cancer, she is known for providing innovative and thoughtful solutions for severe acne, aging skin, alopecia, and pigmentary disor-

continue to impress our readers! They are  an  integrative dental practice that provides general, family and cosmetic services with an overall focus on what’s best for the patient's health. They provide the highest possible quality care available on the market, while keeping fees competitive.  Dr. Estep has been practicing in Atlanta for over 15 years.

ders. Current services  also include CoolSculpting, microneedling, skin tightening laser treatment, Kybella, PRP, Fraxel, IPL, facials, laser hair removal, and Botox injections.

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B EST O RT H O D O N T IST

ATLANTA ORTHODONTIC SPECIALISTS Dr Christopher Brady and his Virginia Highlands staff made the top of our list! He is a native of Atlanta and attended Marist High School, the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Brady enjoys building relationships with his patients and their families and using the latest advancements in orthodontic technology to deliver a beautiful, healthy smile for each patient.

B EST PH YS I CAL T HER APIST

DR. LAMAR FRASIER, GEORGIA SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY Dr Frasier is a physical therapist who specializes in the treatment of sports medicine and orthopedic related injuries. He treats individuals of all skill and age levels, with an emphasis on accurate identification of the cause of each condition. The mission of Georgia Sports Physical Therapy is to provide exceptional, individualized outpatient rehabilitation that is injury specific and tailored to each patients’ needs.

B EST H O ME B U IL D ER

JACKBILT

The Jackbilt team, lead by founder Jack Zampell, is committed to using the highest quality materials and leaving no detail overlooked. Because Jack raises his own family in Morningside, he takes a personal stake in sustaining and augmenting local style and quality with each home he builds.

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B EST H O ME D E C O R

VERDE HOME

Verde Home is a boutique home furnishings studio specializing in an exclusive assortment of custom handmade rugs, upholstery, furniture, and accessories. They opened in 2008, as a partnership between Kent Schneider, Paul Baird and Laura Walker-Baird. Laura achieved her knowledge of antiques and interior design while living in London and Milan and today, her style is the look of Verde Home.

B EST IN T ER I O R D ES I G NER

B EST L AND S CAPER

JEFF MIFSUD

PLANTERS

Interior Classics by Jeff Mifsud is a full service

An award-winning, end-to-end landscape architecture and

interior design firm in Atlanta GA. They offer design aesthetics from traditional to modern and carry a wide selection of furnishings, fabrics and accessories. Located in Miami Circle Jeff has over 18 years experience in the Interior Design Industry.

garden design firm, trusted and preferred by architects, designers, and clients for its unsurpassed ability to bring truly great outdoor visions to life. Creating distinct environments backed by years of field-tested experience has made Planters the standout choice for discerning homeowners throughout the Southeast.

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B EST HE AT IN G/C O O L IN G

MONCRIEF

While technologies change, their guiding principles are the same today as they were a century ago. They focus on delivering superior service without cutting corners, and have a reputation for quality work has built a company that lasts. Their approach to doing business is simple: tell the truth; do the job right the first time; ask for business; keep accounting and paperwork easy to understand; and work to build lasting relationships.

B EST R E ALTO R

TEAM ELLIS Patti Ellis and Adam Ellis work together as Team Ellis, a mother-son team, they are part of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty Group. Together they offer over 60 years of experience, combining Patti's experience and tenure in the market place and Adam's marketing background. Team Ellis offers a unique advantage in the real estate market.

B EST M O RTG AG E B R O K ER

KIM POUNDERS

Kim has nearly two decades of experience in the mortgage industry and joined Shelter Home Mortgage in 2015. She is a Loan Officer with Shelter’s Intown Team which received Shelter’s President's Award for the last two years, as well as the MBAG Diamond, Platinum, or Gold Awards for multiple years, honoring loan originators who have demonstrated excellence in their field.

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B EST FINAN C IAL PL ANNIN G

NORA WEALTH

At Nora Wealth founder Renee Weese believes in the balance between life and money, between personal belief and pragmatic financial planning and investments. They set financial goals based on personal challenges and unique life circumstances, then play an active role in helping to achieve the financial milestones that will support a truly fulfilling life, taking advantage of the right financial vehicles along the way.

B EST LU X U RY AU TO D E AL ER

LAND ROVER BUCKHEAD Land Rover Buckhead is one of the three Land Rover Centers serving Metro Atlanta. It's also one of the many dealerships owned by the Hennessy Automobile Companies, a family owned and operated business that's been a part of Atlanta for over 50 years.

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B EST DAY S PA

NATURAL BODY MORNINGSIDE The spa that locals have known and loved for  30 years!. The staff at Natural Body is a seasoned team of professionals ready to meet your every spa need and highest expectation. They are  dedicated to creating new and exciting ways to promote natural beauty and wellness, while priding themselves on the thoughtfulness, integrity and kindness they extend to all guests.

B EST J E W EL ER

HIGHLAND DIAMOND Founded in 2017 John Rothermel is the owner of Highland Diamond, a friendly neighborhood jewelry store in Atlanta. Specializing in all types of diamond  and color stone  jewelry, they can customize, design and repurpose any piece of jewelry. Besides jewelry, John has a strong interest in fine wine and bourbon. The jewelry store always has a selection of the finest whiskeys in the world available complimentary for clients to enjoy.  He also has an interest in artwork, and the store has a rotating selection of fine art on the walls.

B EST FI T NES S

URBAN BODY Located on Amsterdam Avenue Urban Body offers a variety of fitness options. They have a talented team of instructors providing high energy classes, personal trainers, and cardio and weight equipment. Top that off with great member amenities.

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B EST PR I VAT E S CH O O L

PRIMROSE COLONY SQUARE The parents at Primrose never miss an opportunity to tell the community what a wonderful place it truly is! Owners Kari and Carl Stoltz opened Primrose with the goal of bringing quality childcare and early childhood education programs to the Midtown community. Serving children 6 weeks to 5 years old they pay close attention to all facets of a child’s growth including social, emotional, physical, creative, cognitive and character development.

B EST S ENI O R L I V IN G

HOLBROOK DECATUR Holbrook is unlike any other property in Decatur and beyond. The upscale residence are unequalled in design, amenities and programs.

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residential interiors, spacious residences and restorative green spaces, the building itself is surrounded with the best of luxury living. Beautifully appointed residences all have designer finishes and elegant detail, providing  residents with an exceptional place to call home.

B EST H OT EL

STONEHURST PLACE A Midtown luxury boutique inn. Built as a residence in 1896 and meticulously restored by the current owners, the cedar-shake mansion still has its original stone porch and heart pine floors. Vintage chandeliers hang from 14-foot ceilings, and museum-quality art, most of it modern, adorn the walls.  Innkeepers John and Grace Cardona are warm and welcoming.

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BEST OF MIDTOWN (CONTINUED)

B EST FINE D ININ G

STK

An artful blend of two concepts into one—a  modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. The  large central lounge area is furnished with creamy leather banquettes and textured crocodile tiles, and is surrounded by an elevated dining room for more formal dining. Theatrical lights illuminate each table, while a DJ creates an energetic vibe throughout the entire space.

B EST CAS UAL R ESTAU R AN T

WHISKEY BIRD

Founders Anthony Vipond and Chef Chad Crete, formerly of Iberian Pig, partnered to create a menu that focuses on Japanese tapas. The menu is comprised of Asian-influenced  yakitori, sliders and tacos,  as well as veggie dishes, all  meant to be shared.    A warm neighborhood Morningside restaurant that is also serving up a much loved Brunch!

B EST C O FFEE S H O P

DANCING GOATS Ponce City Market The Atlanta-based coffee bar is the retail brand for  Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, which is based in Olympia, Washington. The cafe offers espresso drinks, signature coffee and a variety of locally made pastries and sandwiches. Batdorf and Bronson coffee beans are processed at a local Westside roastery.

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B EST D O G B OAR D IN G

PIEDMONT BARK

Providing your dog a clean, safe, stress-free, and fun environment while your  away from home. This is achieved by a setting that was designed and built based on the values of dogs and those who love and care for them. Their daycare and boarding services provide  both human attention and canine companionship. The grooming is also at the top of it's class

B EST V E T.

ARK ANIMAL HOSPITAL DR ARHONDA C. JOHNSON Ark understands just how stressful it can be to have a pet who isn’t feeling well, especially if you aren’t sure what the problem is. It is their top priority to diagnose the issue quickly and help get your pet onto the road.  Throughout the years, they  have committed themselves to providing residents and pet owners throughout Midtown with the best animal care possible.

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ADD SOME SPARKLE TO YOUR LIFE DESIGNER AND CUSTOM JEWELRY FOR ALL TASTES AND STYLES

HIGHLAND DIAMOND, WHICH OPENED ITS DOORS IN 2017 RIGHT HERE IN MIDTOWN, IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE JEWELRY STORE. While it does feature beautiful jewelry and stylish watches, this boutique store specializes in custom-designed pieces, including the repurposing and repair of heirloom items that have been passed down for generations. There is a full-time jeweler on staff daily, so repairs can be done while customers wait. There’s even a window into the bench room so they can see their jewelry being cleaned and worked on. It always stays on site; nothing is ever sent out. Its owner, John Rothermel, a California native who moved to Alpharetta in 1992, attended the Gemological Institute of America, and because of his talent, is often commissioned to custom design significant pieces of jewelry. Besides Rothermel, there is an entire staff of designers who can take what customers find online or in catalogues and reproduce it. Or, shoppers can choose some pieces that are already in the store and ask them to integrate the designs or certain aspects of the designs into a new piece. They can also design any piece of jewelry that people can dream up. All their customers have to do is describe what they’re looking for, and it can easily be sketched out on a pad. Once this is done and measurements taken, this information is then transferred a computer program to digitally render the piece. This way, clients can see it from all sides. The other unique thing they do is 3D wax printing of custom piece so customers can see and feel the exact height, width and design of the pieces. This is done before the gold is cast and stones are set to ensure the customer is getting exactly what they want. ARTICLE SUE BALDANI

Another popular trend right now is custom cases for Apple

PHOTOGRAPHY CHRISTOPHER GAINES

watches. The designers at Highland Jewelry have even created a Diamond Encrusted Apple watch case.

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“People like to have gold and diamonds and bling on their

Because of his interest in artwork, another unique

watches, so we created many different cases that can be

aspect of the store is that it has a rotating selection of

attached to an exterior of an Apple watch,” said Rothermel.

fine art on the walls.

Highland Jewelry is also a licensed seller of the

“Aside from the jewelry store, my interests revolve

Gabriel Collection, made by New York fashion design-

around the more beautiful and aesthetically pleasing

ers who produce modern, clean, and bright pieces. The

things the world has to offer. These things tend to interact

collection consists of a whole line of jewelry items such

with myself and my clients rather than being mutually

as earrings, pendants, rings, and bracelets, and all are

exclusive,” said Rothermel.

in stock. The craftsmanship and stones are high quality, but they sell at an affordable price. “You’re not paying high-end fashion prices, but you’re getting all the quality with it.” And it’s not just diamonds, but pearls and other gem stones too.

The goal of Highland Diamond, he said, is to be a friendly, fine  jewelry store that the neighborhood can trust with all of their jewelry needs. It also accepts items on consignment. To find out more, visit HighlandDiamond.com.

In addition to being an expert in all types of diamond and color stone jewelry, Rothermel has a strong affinity for fine wines and bourbons, so shoppers also get to experience some of the finest whiskeys in the world, all given complimentary. Or, if patrons prefer a nice glass of champagne or a mimosa, those are ready to be served every day as well.

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RENOVATE & REFINE

OUT WITH THE

NEW IN WITH THE

old WE’RE SHARING TIPS, TRICKS + UNIQUE WAYS TO INCORPORATE YOUR ANTIQUE ITEMS INTO YOUR HOME

ANTIQUES ARE MAKING A COMEBACK. Whether you’re an antique aficionada, a thrifty thrifter or new to the whole concept of vintage revival; whether it’s a hand-me-down, a thrift-store-find or just something cool you stumbled upon at an estate sale; endless opportunities exist to effortlessly incorporate retro, vintage, antique or whatever-you-want-to-call-them items into different parts of your modern home.

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STYLE IT Coffee Table PRO TIP Revive solid-wood pieces with little actual value by refinishing the

item

WHAT IT IS Antique Chest

wood to your liking.

Don’t be afraid to do something different, and don’t take things too seriously. If the piece you’re working with doesn’t have any real value, you have so many options to liven it up, including paint, finish and hardware.

Make your piece multi-purpose by turning the lid into a game table or by storing your cocktail accessories inside for an easy-access mini bar!

Spread the vintage love. Use antiques strategically and as accent pieces to keep your overall aesthetic from coming off as too dated.

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RENOVATE & REFINE (CONTINUED)

WHAT IT IS Vintage books + tchotchkes

Bookends + Paperweights PRO TIP Display vintage books (or vintage-looking books!) as a visual focal point on nightstands, shelves + coffee tables.

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Repurpose old tins, mugs, teacups

Create the most impact by displaying

Make it art. Don’t be afraid to display

or storage containers into succulent

(not hiding!) items that carry the best

unique pieces as wall art. Consider cre-

gardens. Because succulents have

stories or sentimental value. We love the

ating a gallery wall that mixes vintage

shallow root systems, they can sur-

use of incorporating these smaller figu-

photographs, prints, mirrors and china.

vive (and thrive!) in smaller spaces.

rines as bookends and paperweights.

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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beauty of thousands of plant specimens

MIDTOWN MARDI GRAS BLOCK PARTY

ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

This indoor juried competition showcases

Various Locations

the region’s best in the four divisions.

Over 20 Bars, Clubs & Restaurants par-

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival shows

All proceeds from the 2020 Flower

ticipating in the heart of Midtown’s

films from around the world that explore

Show benefit the Atlanta Botanical

entertainment district! Break out the

themes of Jewish life, culture, and his-

Garden’s

beads and come ready for a night out on

tory. Vote for your favorites and see

Exploration Program.

the town in Atlanta’s own BIG EASY!  

guest filmmakers, actors, authors, and

New Orleans themed drink and food

academics. Seeking to use the power of

specials.

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Glass,

Georgia Aquarium

Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Experience the magic of the Aquarium

Tastings (50+ varieties), Music and

The Market features over 70 artists work-

while enjoying romantic tunes, sweet

Wine-themed activities

ing in a variety of media from across the

cocktails and delicious small plates.

Southeast and the Callanwolde visual

Sips Under the Sea is a unique cocktail

arts programs. The Artists Market is

party designed for adults ages 21 and over

geared toward art lovers and local

to enjoy Georgia Aquarium after hours.

patrons interested in original, affordable

You’ll have the entire Aquarium to yourself

art in a wide variety of media. Proceeds

while enjoying cocktails, a live DJ, and

from booth fees and tickets support

access to all six of the Aquarium’s galleries.

10 LOVE STORIES OF OAKLAND

The Grand Finale Concert will feature

CUPIDS UNDIE RUN

glorious presentation of the music they

Park Tavern

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a look

that takes place in the middle of a BIG

back on some of Oakland Cemetery's

party – all to find a cure for neurofibro-

tales of everlasting love. Love Stories of

matosis, a genetic tumor disorder that

Oakland recounts the loves, lives, and

affects 1 in every 3,000 births.

losses of Atlantans of days past.

So start a team of your friends, join a

This hourlong tour explores some of

team, or run solo, and raise some money

the frequent symbols of love and devo-

for NF research.

performances

by

the

various

Choirs attending, and of course, all of the Festival participants in a grand and have mastered during the Festival.

22-23 MONSTER JAM PIT PARTY Mercedes Benz Stadium

The Monster Jam Pit Party provides unprecedented access to the Monster

tion found throughout the cemetery

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Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

plus

Cupid's Undie Run is a brief mile fun run

speak to enduring love.

GEORGIA BOY CHOIR

15

Oakland Cemetery

and reveals poignant epitaphs that

22 all five levels of the Georgia Boy Choir,

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

34

ticulture, photography and landscaping.

Enjoy complimentary wine and craft

7-9

as well as the fine art of floral design, hor-

21-23

Jam trucks and drivers. This unique

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN FLOWER SHOW

close, take pictures, meet the driv-

experience in the world of motorsports gives you access to see the trucks up ers and get their autographs The Pit

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Party Pass must be accompanied by a

The 2020 Flower Show highlights the

same-day event ticket.


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