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his is the season where the most exciting events of the year are taking place. The lineup is stellar and they are all showcased in this issue. I truly enjoyed interviewing Bo Derek! She is genuine, articulate and impressive. In the first 30 years of her life, Bo became an internationally-known icon for her breathtaking good looks. She was an ingenue star of one of the most popular movies of the 20th century: “10,” where she co-starred with comedian Dudley Moore. Now, at 60, Bo has maintained her stunning appearance, but it is her selfless dedication to and advocacy for animal rights causes that is her most salient and valuable contribution to the world, and true evidence of her intelligence, heart and soul. As recently as July of this year, she joined the valiant fight to maintain the 2007 ban against horse slaughter in this country. Bo clearly defines the solution as two-fold: “Eliminate the demand for horsemeat to put an end to this cruel industry, and pass enforceable international laws to make it illegal outside of the U.S.” To those who’ve wondered what Bo is really like, she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She’ll be coming to Atlanta in October to lend her support to Fix Georgia Pets at their fall fundraiser that is sure to sell out months in advance! Among the most heartfelt and widely supported events of the season is the Legendary Party benefitting the Shepherd Center. This year’s Hollywood Legends-themed gala is chaired by one of the most accomplished women in Southern society, my dear friend Jenny Pruitt, whose name is synonymous with both Atlanta’s luxury real estate market and her philanthropic support of the causes that have touched her heart.
As our society’s tastes evolve, so do the performing arts. In that vein, the newlyformed Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, featuring former dancers from the highlyacclaimed Atlanta Ballet, will stage all modern works, with a premiere performance Oct. 12 at Westside Cultural Arts Center. So, you’re wondering, what do I wear to these amazing events? My vote for stunning style is showcased among our pages beginning with the dazzling gowns of Ziad Nakad, or stop in at Susan Lee Atlanta to check out Frascara’s sleek and sophisticated collection – all prolifically described by our savvy Style editor, Gail O’Neill. If bridal couture is in your future, you’ll love the sneak peek of the newest salon in the South, Elite Pour La Vie, with a breathtaking showroom in Alpharetta that also features spectacular evening gowns. Home & Design features a country club residence that provides a year-round stay-cation. It encompasses all the bells and whistles of a magnificent spa-like retreat and amenities that most of us dream of including a three-story master closet! If you love to visit your favorite vineyards in California, Vivian Holley’s feature on the centuries-old vineyards of Lodi – “the new Napa” – may entice you to make your reservations now! For local outings, check out the superb cuisine and ambiance of Chef Ford Fry’s newest steakhouse, Marcel, in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions development. Dr. Karin continues to empower us with lessons on the importance of maintaining strength and resiliency throughout our lives. I hope you adore this spectacular edition as much as we loved creating it.
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Bo Derek comes to Atlanta to help Fix Georgia Pets!
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Iconic beauty Bo Derek is living a wonderful life on her 110-acre horse ranch on the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., which she shares with her partner of 15 years, actor John Corbett, and her beloved pets – including four magnificent Andalusian horses, a donkey, two German Shepherds and an Irish wolfhound named Scarlett O’Hara. A self-professed romantic, Bo remains a breathtaking beauty at 60, testament to the healthy lifestyle that she has always maintained. But it’s her serious compassion and enduring commitment to protecting the animals of the world that truly reveals a heart of gold. Bo will be heading to Atlanta this fall to join Ginny Millner for Fix Georgia Pet’s annual fundraiser on Oct. 19.
o never set out to become an animal welfare activist. But, as she explains, “You never know who you will sit next to at a dinner party!” While serving on the board of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Bo sat next to someone who asked for her help on behalf of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), one of the oldest foundations in the country. The issue they wanted Bo’s help with was the illegal slaughtering of horses resulting in horsemeat being sold overseas for human consumption. Bo was shocked to learn of this practice and felt compelled to 24
Bo Derek became an overnight sensation in 1979 when she co-starred in the movie “10” with Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews.
learn more and become involved. While all domestic horse slaughter plants have been closed since 2007, the trafficking of live horses to other countries including Canada has not stopped. The “killer buyers” attend livestock auctions in the U.S. and pretend that they are buying horses for pets, then they transport them out of the U.S. where they are slaughtered and sold for food. Therefore the fight continues, where Bo clearly defines the solution as twofold: Eliminate the demand for horsemeat to put an end to this cruel industry and pass enforceable international laws to make it illegal outside of the U.S.
â€œThey are very loving,â€? Bo says of her four Andalusian horses, whose bloodline comes from Spain and Portugal. Southern Seasons Magazine
“I would never lend my name to a cause that I have not learned chapter and verse about. I respond to causes that have presented reasonable and possible solutions that make sense to me. This is why I am so happy to come to Atlanta for Fix Georgia Pets – Ginny Millner, cofounder of FGP, has the solution! The spaying and neutering of cats and dogs is the obvious first step. I feel compelled to commitments where I can foresee tangible results.”
Cathy Liss, AWI president, praised Bo as a tireless advocate who has worked on behalf of animals for well over a decade. “An experienced equestrian, Bo is extremely knowledgeable about horses and the welfare issues they face. She has traveled to Washington, D.C., repeatedly to lobby members of Congress in support of pending legislation to end the slaughter of horses for human consumption. In addition, she has worked to stem the illegal trade in wildlife and specifically sought to end the brutal trade in shark fins.” Bo elaborates that people frequently have implored her to become involved in various philanthropic causes. On occasion she has become intrigued and inspired to consider certain projects on their merits. As an expert on horses, she naturally was interested in any causes targeting the elimination of equine abuses. But this was just the beginning of her commitment to animal rights causes. In 2006 Bo Derek was named Special Envoy of the Secretary of State for Wildlife Trafficking Issues. Bo has travelled around the world addressing the most egregious abuses which occur from the plains of Africa to the depths of the Pacific Ocean. She encourages readers to visit WildAid.org to learn more about the substantial progress being made to solve these abuses by this highly-effective foundation.
Bo Derek and John Corbett in Monte Carlo.
“When the buying stops, the killing can too.” – WildAid
Every five minutes, an American horse is slaughtered for human consumption. Although horses have never been raised for meat in the United States, American horses continue to be hauled over the border into Canada and Mexico for slaughter, eventually ending up on dinner plates in Europe and Asia. It’s not just inhumane, it’s a food safety issue—US horses are frequently treated with drugs that are not approved for use in animals raised for meat. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act would prevent horse slaughter in the United States and end the transport of American horses to foreign slaughterhouses. Do your part to protect America’s horses by contacting your legislators in support of the SAFE Act. Learn more at www.awionline.org/safeact.
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1951 and dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people. Since the 1960s, AWI has been advocating on behalf of wild horses and leading efforts to end the slaughter of America’s horses. Southern Seasons Magazine
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Clockwise from top left: John Welker, Christian Clark, Tara Lee, Heath Gill and Rachel Van Buskirk.
t took a leap of faith for John Welker to leave the Atlanta Ballet, where he was a principal male dancer for 21 seasons before retiring in 2016, absent any game plan. But when he sketches the timeline of what unfolded within days of founding the Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, the wisdom of 19th century clergyman-turned-novelist Basil King comes to mind. Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. “One of the first things that let us know this was meant to happen was meeting Dr. James Chappuis, an orthopedic spine surgeon who owns the Westside Cultural Arts Center,” says Welker. “He was looking for an element that would bring attention to the center as a living art gallery and offered us his space free of charge. And we’d literally just met!” Soon after, the Serenbe Institute reached out to Welker and his co-founders, Tara Lee, Christian Clark, Rachel Van Buskirk and Heath Gill – all alums of Atlanta Ballet – and asked them to helm the dance component of a complex that
already included Serenbe’s Art Farm, Playhouse, Artist in Residence program and Film Institute. As their publicity pictures indicate, Terminus has no intention of embracing the pinkness of ballet. Instead, they plan to shake things up with the kind of angular, athletic choreography, absent any scenic or narrative distractions, the New York City Ballet’s Georges Balanchine made famous with his so-called leotard ballets. Dance critic Scott Freeman, who chronicled the evolution of the troupe from concept to reality for ArtsATL (https:// vimeo.com/217944030), says, “part of their journey is discovering who they are as artists.” But as the world premiere of their opening night repertoire approaches on Oct. 12, Terminus also hopes to breathe new life into audiences. “We know where we come from,” says Welker, “but we want to be forward looking. We want to take chances as a group...in the hopes of moving an art form and a city forward.”
“Over the past decade, the great genius John McFall integrated contemporary dance through some of the most recognized modern choreographers in the world – and Atlanta loved it. These programs have attracted an increasingly diverse audience, including those who once shunned ballet as being elitist. Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre wants to continue giving the city what it likes in dance – a fresh source to keep this art form alive and thriving into the future.” – James Weis, patron Southern Seasons Magazine
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Legends of the Silver Screen have entranced millions around the world, and this yearâ€™s Legendary Party for Shepherd Center will captivate guests on Saturday, November 4, at Flourish with this glamorous theme.
Helming the 2017 Legendary Party are Honorary Chairs John and Elaine Carlos (right), whose family continues to support the Carlos MS Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, and Chair Jenny Pruitt (left), long dedicated to Shepherd Center as a volunteer and benefactor. 32
Tony Conway, whose fabulous Flourish will be the site of the Legendary Party on Nov. 4, met with Jenny Pruitt to discuss décor for the “Legends of the Silver Screen” theme.
hairing the benefit, Jenny Pruitt, herself a star of Shepherd and Atlanta’s community philanthropy, has orchestrated a glittering evening, opening with Champagne and cocktails and an elaborate dinner created by Tony Conway and Legendary Events. The sensational “Swinging Medallions” will keep
everyone dancing until late in the evening. All proceeds benefit Shepherd Center, in particular the Carlos MS Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and the SHARE program supporting our American veterans who have sustained brain injuries in their war service since the 9/11 attack. Home Depot Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the gala.
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Joining Jenny in planning the starstudded evening are next year’s Legendary Party co-chairs: Ruth Dobbs Anthony, a Shepherd “Angel” and dedicated benefactor who continues the support of her own mother Ruth Dobbs, and her daughters Gena Chalfa and Leslie Jackson. Patrons and sponsors will be fêted at an unforgettable party at the legendary “GWTW” house at which the premiere party for Gone With The Wind was held,
with stars Clark Gable and his wife Carole Lombard, Vivien Leigh and Olivia de Havilland enchanting Atlantans. Meg and Jeff Arnold have graciously agreed to open their Buckhead home in support of Shepherd Center. For information about tickets, contact Shepherd Center Foundation Special Events Manager Leslie Jackson at email@example.com or 404/350-7778.
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To preview the evening, test your knowledge of Hollywood lore. 1. Which three major Academy Awards were won by Gone With The Wind? 2. For which movies did Elizabeth Taylor carry away Oscars? 3. Which Academy Award did Cary Grant win? 4. Which star is the only recipient of four “Best Actress” Oscars?
Answers: 1. Best Picture, Best Actress Vivien Leigh and Best Supporting Actress Hattie McDaniel (1939). 2. Butterfield 8 (1960) and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). 3. An Honorary Oscar in 1970. 4. Katharine Hepburn for Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1981).
Jamie Shepherd, James Shepherd and Chair Jenny Pruitt.
Legendary Party Benefits the SHARE Program and the Multiple Sclerosis Center
The Legendary Party Chair Jenny Pruitt thanked Honorary Chairs Elaine and John Carlos for their extraordinary support. John Carlos’ parents, Eula and Andrew Carlos, were leaders in the establishment of the MS Center. Elaine and John have continued to provide the Center with generous donations for its expansion and additional treatment.
SHARE MILITARY INITIATIVE Shepherd Center’s SHARE (Shaping Hope and Recovery Excellence) Military Initiative was established in 2008 to provide a comprehensive continuum of rehabilitative care for U.S. military service members who return from post-9/11 conflicts with mild traumatic brain injuries and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Each SHARE client receives an individualized assessment, treatment plan, and at least one year of follow-up support in their home community. SHARE’s continuum of care includes medical treatment, physical, occupational, speech, and recreation therapies, peer support, and psychological, legal, financial and vocational counseling, as well as complimentary housing.
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MS REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS PROGRAM Founded in 1991, Shepherd Center’s Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Institute is now the largest and most comprehensive MS care program in the Southeast, providing treatment, education and wellness interventions to individuals with MS and other related diagnoses. The program’s highly trained staff includes a team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, exercise physiologists and researchers. MS Skilled Therapy provides treatment for specific MS symptoms and therapies to improve basic daily functions that can deteriorate rapidly for patients. MS Wellness Program helps people living with MS learn to manage their health, improve daily function, gain physical strength and cope with psychosocial issues.
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by laura turner seydel 3As part of One More Generation’s Plastic Awareness Week at Fayette Montessori School, students created a giant sea turtle sculpture filled with collected trash to speak about the dangers this pollution poses to marine animals. Photo courtesy One More Generation
Breaking free from plastics through
We are living in the midst of a catastrophe. Most people know it intuitively but yet it continues. Plastic pollution continues to grow exponentially and its effects are mounting. However, plastic pollution is a problem that can truly be solved at the individual level; it is our personal responsibility. It breaks my heart that humanity continues to act so recklessly.
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The vast majority of plastics are not recycled, especially in states that do not offer incentives. In addition, there is also consumer confusion in the marketplace and high rates of contamination. Because oil is the primary ingredient in plastic bags, they do not biodegrade, and only break down to smaller pieces. Every plastic item that has ever been produced is still on the planet in some form. It’s hard to believe but one to two tons of plastic pollution are being dumped in our waterways and oceans every minute! Only a quarter of that pollution floats on the surface; the remaining 75% creates a plastic soup hovering above the ocean floor. Recently the National Museum of Women in the Arts asked me to give a presentation answering the question, “Can the arts influence environmental activism?” The answer is a resounding yes! Through passion and art, the following five individuals are bringing plastic pollution to the forefront, pushing out solutions, and motivating and activating communities. Plastic Pollution Coalition’s (PPC) video Open Your Eyes, narrated by Jeff Bridges (and available
for free on Youtube), has been seen millions of times around the globe. Jeff was inspired to use his celebrity for this cause by artist Dianna Cohen, CEO and cofounder of PPC. A native Californian, she spent a lot of time at the beach, and like so many others became concerned about the amount of plastic pollution. After studying art at UCLA she began cutting and sewing plastic bags together as her artistic medium. She noticed after eight years the plastic in her pieces was degrading. This led her to understand the true nature of plastic – it breaks down but never biodegrades. From there she learned about garbage patches in our oceans called plastic gyres brought together by circulating currents and wind. Knowing she needed to take the next step, she formed the PPC to inspire people to put an end to the supply of one-use plastics. Several years ago Dianna introduced me to Pam Longobardi, an incredible artist and art professor at Georgia State University. Ten years ago, Pam took a trip to Hawaii to photograph beautiful beaches and sunsets. Instead, plastic trash littered the coastlines. From then on, Pam was inspired to collect the
Rodello Coronel, age 13, picks through trash on the beach for recyclable plastic he can sell to support his family in Manilla, Philippines. Photo by George Steinmetz for National Geographic
2 million plastic bags are used every minute...260 species are harmed by plastic...1 million seabirds and more than 100,000 mammals are killed by ocean debris annually...On average, each American uses 300-500 plastic bags a year of which only 3% are recycled. plastic trash that washes up on beaches as her medium. In 2006, she founded the Drifters Project, where she works collectively with sponsors, grantors, nonprofits and local communities to clean beaches and create art from the plastics collected. Her works are exhibited at many museums around the world, including recently at the CDC Museum exhibition GYRE: The Plastic Ocean. Her newest work focuses on the refugee crisis. As people flee poverty and violence in their home countries, thousands of rafts and life preservers are being abandoned on the beaches of their arrival. Pam is working with material collected from the tiny island of Lesbos, where approximately 500,000 life preservers have formed mountains of waste. I am passionate about empowering young people to be great
stewards of the planet, and itâ€™s great to see them becoming inspired to lead. Hannah Testa, 14, is one of these youths. At only 9 years old, she became passionate about helping abandoned and abused animals. She began fundraising and created a nonprofit. Soon after she watched a film about plastic pollution that inspired her to start educating others on the danger it poses to marine animals. Now her nonprofit, Hannah 4 Change, is aimed at protecting animals and the environment through education and awareness, particularly focusing on the global challenge of plastic pollution. She worked with her state representative to declare February 15, 2017, Plastic Pollution Awareness Day in Georgia. She also inspired and collected other childrenâ€™s artwork on what this issue meant to them and displayed their work at the state capitol to Southern Seasons Magazine
Pam Longobardi’s Bounty Pilfered, 2014. Ocean plastic from Alaska, Greece, Hawaii, Costa Rica and the Gulf of Mexico; steel armature, drift nets and floats from the N. Pacific Gyre. Photo courtesy Pam Longobardi 4 Dianna Cohen’s El Mar, 2007. Constructed from plastic bags. Photo courtesy Dianna Cohen
celebrate the day. Event participants were encouraged to sign a traveling quilt Hannah created to signify their commitment to the elimination of plastic pollution. She has also put pressure on restaurants and retailers to stop using plastic straws. CNN featured her incredible dedication and success in an Earth Day story this past April. Two of her peers, Carter and Olivia Ries, were only 7 and 8 years old when they started their organization One More Generation to increase environmental awareness and help endangered species. Working with educators and school principals, they developed standards-based curriculum blending science, art and literature to teach children about the role they play. Students are asked to save all their one-use plastics for one week, and then design an art installation to create awareness in the school and community about plastic pollution. In four years they have worked with over 50 schools and are launching their program nationally! This year, they created a new initiative called the One Less Straw Campaign. They are working with the City of Atlanta Public Schools to enact a no straw policy. They have convinced 200 restaurants to stop supplying plastic straws or offer paper straws. Delta Airlines has also removed plastic straws from some of its employee lounges. Each one of these environmental leaders’ nonprofits is among the 800 organizations participating in the global #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement against single-use plastics of all kinds. Hard work is paying off: 10 countries in Africa, nine in Asia, including China and India, and nine in Europe have have banned plastic bags! In the United States, California and Hawaii have 38
Hannah Testa and Ga. Sen. Michael Williams celebrate the state’s first Plastic Pollution Awareness Day on Feb. 15, 2017, at the Georgia Capitol Building.
followed suit, with an additional 200 U.S. cities either banning or charging fees for plastic bags. You can take action with your vote, not only in federal races but state and local races as well. Find out where candidates stand on issues related to our life support systems. Most importantly, continue to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, but when it comes to one-use plastics make sure to use the fourth R and REFUSE TO USE!
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Please join us as we introduce WildAid’s programs protecting endangered species and marine habitats. We are proud to share our successes made possible by our generous supporters and to showcase recent work by our portfolio of ambassadors including Josh Duhamel, Lupita Nyong’o, Yao Ming, Jackie Chan, HRH Prince William, Leonardo DiCaprio, Maggie Q, the cast of The Walking Dead and many others.
RSVP online at wildaid.org/gala2017 WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection. With an unrivaled portfolio of celebrity ambassadors and global network of media partners, WildAid leverages nearly $289 million in annual pro-bono media support. Our message reaches up to 1 billion people every week with the slogan,
“When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too.” Southern Seasons Magazine
LifeLine Animal Project
photography courtesy LifeLine Animal Project
Changing the Face of Animal Welfare
hat started as a grassroots effort to end euthanasia of animals in county shelters has blossomed into the leading animal welfare nonprofit and largest sheltering organization in Atlanta. Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project has made history by achieving no-kill levels at open-admission shelters – saving 90% or more of healthy, treatable animals. Such remarkable results can be attributed to LifeLine’s holistic communitydriven approach to the city’s animal welfare issues. That includes dealing with pet overpopulation through its two LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics, where it has performed over 105,615 free or low-cost spay and neuter surgeries; and managing DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services, where it has implemented innovative programs like “Dog for a Day,” which allows people to give a dog a break from the shelter and expose him to more potential adopters. In spite of the fact that each county shelter takes in an average of 20 pets a day, LifeLine has increased adoptions by 300%, and saved 70% more lives in just four years. It also operates a private rehabilitative shelter. At the heart of LifeLine’s outreach is its commitment to help families keep their beloved pets in their homes. So far in 2017, the organization has provided over 1,100 free vaccines to pets living in communities in need through its Healthy Pets events. It has also participated in more than 55 events this year to cover topics of pet education, animal cruelty, bite prevention and safety. The Petco Foundation recently awarded LifeLine with the “Lifesaving Impact Award” at its “Celebration of Love” awards gala for achieving a nearly 90% save rate despite taking in more than 16,000 animals in 2016. LifeLine Animal Project employee Karl Booker received the “Unsung Hero Award” for his dedication to tirelessly working to save the hardest-to-place dogs at Fulton County Animal Services.
Join LifeLine in making Atlanta a lifesaving city: adopt or foster a pet, donate to support programs or volunteer your time. To learn more, visit LifeLineAnimal.org or follow LifeLine on Facebook and Twitter. 40
LifeLine cares for over 29,000 animals annually and has performed over 105,000 free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to date, including surgeries for 30,000 stray/feral cats through Catlanta, metro Atlanta’s first and largest trapneuter-return program.
5A family about to have a
new baby wanted to rescue a pet before the baby arrived. They’d heard that LifeLine’s Fulton County Animal Services shelter had lots of friendly dogs, so they used the shelter’s Match Maker service to find the perfect pooch and adopted Layla (left).
5Ubi was a resident at
5Chilling came into the
shelter with the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and needed a calm, indoor home where he could live a stress-free life. After several months at LifeLine’s Cat Adoption Center, this beautiful boy found a place of his own.
LifeLine’s DeKalb County Animal Services shelter who was super sweet and cute, but he kept getting overlooked by visitors. Shelter life was starting to take its toll on Ubi, and he was beginning to act depressed. However his luck changed at LifeLine’s Clear the Shelter Mega Adoption event in June, when someone saw Ubi for the adorable dog he is, and he ended up being the 100th pet to get adopted that day.
Southern Seasons Magazine
By Dr. Karin Luise
resilient and strong
Strength is rooted in resilience, which indicates the capacity to recover from difficulties. The metaphor is the stretching of a rubber band – if “healthy,” it naturally and quickly resumes its initial shape after being strained. While recovery times are as unique as the individual, you were created not only to be able to return to homeostasis, but also to be BETTER than before. But how? Here is how to feel STRONG when circumstances stretch you past your comfort zone:
Trust that you are being guided from a higher place and lean on your past resilience. Reflect on times that you have risen above adversity, then turn to those tools that have worked positively for you in the past. If you need help, ask for it. Trust that you will find the right people and answers that will bring you to a place of greater well-being and happiness.
Refuse to be a victim: Understanding this mind-set can completely change your life. If you are sitting in the victim role, you are blaming others, using the language of negativity and ruminating over how the world must be out to get you. Thus, you are predicting your future as a victim. Things will not change until you decide that you are going to take responsibility for how your life proceeds, no matter the circumstances around you. You were meant to be happy, free and empowered! Yes, days can be tough, but you have every single decision over your disposition. Refuse to hold onto the negative thinking and decide to start using positive thoughts and language when talking about your life. THIS is your real power.
Stillness: Before moving into any actions of recovery, initial stillness is the best way to cultivate future momentum. Take some time to just BE. Sit with your emotions and feel them. This is your opportunity to practice compassion for yourself and accept that you are feeling exactly what you are supposed to feel. No judgment, only acceptance of the self. Fear and pain are usually relics of old experiences and narratives. Once you have gotten conscious about seeing the “why” in your stress, you are building clarity. This means reclaiming your power and moving away from the confusion of stress. You can now turn this into an opportunity for growth and increased self-awareness, which is the pathway to resilience. Trust the journey, the lesson and yourself: Remember, you are always exactly where you are supposed to be. Whatever the present challenge is in your life, it arrived to help you grow closer to your highest potential. Practice letting go of regret, shame and guilt and shifting to a place of acceptance and trust in yourself. 42
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Onward! Time to turn your gaze away from the rearview mirror and toward the road ahead. Change, growth and opportunities are not going to be found sifting through yesterday’s garbage. Your gifts are in the rainbow waiting on the horizon. Start taking action steps that move you toward what you truly desire. When the impulse comes to make a call, finish a waiting task or reach out to a new contact, do it. Trust that all will be given to you at the perfect time and that everything is going to work out for you. Stop giving power to doubt and confusion by speaking about them. Say to yourself, “This is going to be fluid, easy and fun,” and watch the path light up in front of you.
New YOU: Decide that your new strength is the new part of you. Envision yourself shedding old skin and regaining a stronger covering than before. See your energy body expand, your mental mind raise up and your heart’s presence grow. Stand proud as you walk and see a beautiful aura emanating out of you as you go. Be assured that
others will feel it around you! Find words that resonate with the new you: Goddess, Warrior, King of the World, Survivor, Bad-ass. Claim it! Feel fun, creative excitement about your new flow. New YOU means new experiences on the road ahead.
Gratitude: Every time you think about it, express appreciation. Use language that is decorated with words like “grateful, glad, inspired, lucky, blessed and excited.” Thank those around you who have helped you find your light. Thank your Higher Power for the guidance and love that you are always receiving. Thank your past for the lessons that have helped you grow and learn how to appreciate life. Thank yourself for the work that you have done and the commitment you have made to grow. Feel strong, see yourself as resilient and just keep growing. Dr. Karin Luise is an Award-winning author, therapist, whole life coach and host of the dr. karin show on thelightersidenetwork.com. DoctorKarin.com. Southern Seasons Magazine
“Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design” Oct. 15-Jan. 7 at the High
This major survey exhibition at the High Museum of Art offers a fresh look at African design through a myriad of diverse works by over 120 artists. Ranging from playful to provocative to political, the works include sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics and more.
Top left: Mikhael Subotzky (South African, born 1981), Ponte City, Windows, 2009, duratran print. © Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg. Above left: Pierre-Christophe Gam (French, born 1983), Taali M, 2012, image from website for the French-Congolese. Collection of the artist. © Pierre-Christophe Gam. Above right: Duro Olowu (Nigerian, born 1965), Look 12, from Birds of Paradise Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 collection, 2013-2014, cape: embroidered silk; pants: silk and viscose; top: viscose, georgette, and silk. © Photo by Luis Monteiro. Image courtesy of Duro Olowu. 44
“Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles” – through Dec. 17 at the Carlos Museum Above: Huipil (woman’s blouse) with Natural Brown Cotton, Guatemala, Chichicastenango, Maya, Ca. 1925, Cotton, Bright Collection of Guatemalan Textiles. Above right: Dulemola (Women’s Blouse panel) with Paliwiduru (Eagle Spirits), Central America, Guan Yala (North Coast/San Blas Islands), Panamá, 21st century, Cotton, Museum Purchase.
Fiber arts were of the highest importance among the First Nations. This remarkable textile collection at the Carlos Museum features 149 pieces of indigenous American fiber arts – from weavings in cotton and camelid hair to feather work and items made from plants, three-dimensional embroidery to tie-dye, brocade and tapestry. Explore how the beautiful and complex textiles embody the traditional values, materials and ideas of their respective cultures (including Andean, Panamanian and Guatemalan), while also embracing new techniques, imagery and types of objects as they change during colonial and modern times.
Georgia Pottery Invitational – through Sept. 13 at Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Featuring 7,500 pieces of contemporary functional and decorative pottery made by 50 Georgia potters, the 15th annual “Perspectives” show and sale at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation is the largest event of its kind in the South. Visitors can also view three gallery exhibits: “Participating Potters: 2017,” spotlighting two of the best works from each of the 50 selected potters; “Echizen in Japan,” displaying the pottery of Naoki Izumi in the Echizen tradition of yakishime (high-fired unglazed pottery); and “In a Galaxy Not Far Away,” showcasing Beau Raymond’s ceramic work. Pottery demonstrations will be held from 1-4 PM Saturdays, with Gallery Talks by Michael Pitts at 1 PM Sept. 3 & 10. Sale hours are 10 AM-5 PM daily (extended hours to 8 PM Sept. 1 & 8). OCAF, 34 School St., Watkinsville, off Hwy. 441 South, 9 miles south of Athens. Free. ocaf.com
Ceramic plate by Roswell potter Deborah Adornato
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ART ON THE CIRCLE
Monthly Miami Circle Art Stroll, 11
Alan avery art company
Through Oct. 6 “It’s All Superficial,” Kimber Berry, abstract paintings. Oct. 20-Jan. 2 Fabiola Jean-Louis. 656 Miami Circle NE, Atl. Tues.-Sat.
ANN JACKSON GALLERY
32 Canton St., Roswell. Mon.-Sat. 770/
ANNE IRWIN FINE ART
Sept. 15 “Natural Beauty” opening Oct. 13 Brian Coleman Show opening Nov. 10 Small Works Show opening Opening receptions: 6-8:30 PM each month. 690 Miami Circle, #150, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/467-1200.
Art station ARTS CENTER Through Sept. 9 “Cuba: People
to People.” 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain. Tues.-Sat. 770/469-1105.
Artists Atelier Gallery & Studios
800 Miami Circle, #200, Atl. Tues.-Sat.
Ongoing Public art installations on the Atl. BeltLine corridor. beltline.org.
Through Dec. 17 Matthew Angelo Harrison, Agnieszka Polska and
©KIMBER BERRY/Courtesy of ALAN AVERY ART COMPANY
AM-4 PM third Saturday of the month. miamicircleshops.com.
Anna Betbeze. 535 Means St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/688-1970.
ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
Through Sept. 30 “Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924.” Through Dec. 3 “Uncle Sam Wants You! – World War I and the Poster.” Sept. 16-Nov. 26 “The South in Color,” photography by William Ferris, at Margaret Mitchell House. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Open daily. atlantahistorycenter.com.
175 Peters St. SW, Atl. Thurs.-Sat.
BILL LOWE GALLERY
764 Miami Circle, #210, Atl. Tues.-Sat.
BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM
Through Oct. 8 “Painting Red Rocks Country, Past and Present.” Through Oct. 29 “Ansel Adams: The Masterworks.” Through Nov. 12 Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition. Sept. 16-Dec. 31 “Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line V.” Reception: 9/16. 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. Tues.Sun. boothmuseum.org. 770/3871300.
CASTLEBERRY HILL ART STROLL
Monthly Self-guided walking tours of area galleries on the second Friday of the month. castleberryhill.org.
CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS Through Sept. 3 “Jim Henson’s
Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City.”
Ongoing Jim Henson Collection and
of the Colosseum.” 767 Clifton Road, Atl. Open daily. 404/929-6300.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK Monthly Walking tours of
galleries, first Friday of the month: 5-9 PM Marietta , 6-9 PM Roswell. artwalkmarietta.com.
georgia museum of art
Through Sept. 10 “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade.”
Through Sept. 17 “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the Twentieth-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Through Nov. 12 “Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection.” Sept. 30-Dec. 10 “Louise Blair Daura: A Virginian in Paris.” 90 Carlton St., Athens, East Campus of UGA, Arts Complex. Tues.-Sun.
Through Sept. 16 Pam Longobardi: “Reworlding.” Frank Webster: “Paintings from Iceland.” 887 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 4, Atl. Mon.-Sat.
HERITAGE SANDY SPRINGS MUSEUM
Sept. 7-Nov. 10 Bernie Taupin: “Ragged Glory: Art Americana.” 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. Open daily.
Sept. 30-Jan. 7 “Gladiators: Heroes
presents history of the Holocaust through artifacts and stories. 1440 Spring St. NW, Atl. Sun.-Fri.
FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Kimber Berry, The Sound of Silence, mixed media
Reception: 5-9 PM 10/6. Nov. 3 Art Walk encore show, 5-9 PM. 25 W. Park Square, Marietta. Tues.Sat. 770/427-5377. dkgallery.us.
Ongoing “Absence of Humanity,”
KIMBER BERRY Through Oct. 6 at Alan Avery Art Company
Reception & Art Walk: 5-9 PM 9/1.
Oct. 6-Nov. “The Boyz of dk Gallery.”
Global Collection. Tues.-Sun. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl. 404/873-3391. puppet.org.
Sept. 1-30 “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words,” multiple artists.
Ongoing “Sandy Springs: Land and People.” Williams-Payne House, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. Open 11 AM-2 PM Wed. heritagesandysprings.org.
HIGH MUSEUM OF ART
Through Sept. 3 “Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” Through Oct. 15 “Universal and Sublime: The Vessels of Magdalene Odundo.” Through Oct. 22 “Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale,” photography. Through Nov. 26 “Merry Go Zoo,” interactive installation by Jaime Hayon on the Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. Through Jan. 21 “Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan.” Oct. 14-Jan. 7 “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design.” Nov. 18-Feb. 17 “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.” Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/733-HIGH. high.org.
©Thomas Jackson/Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art
HUFF HARRINGTON FINE ART 4240 Rickenbacker Dr., Atl. Mon.-Sat.
JACKSON FINE ART
Through Sept. 16 Thomas Jackson: “Emergent Behavior.” Joseph Szabo: “Almost Grown.” 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave., Atl. Tues.-Sat.
690 Miami Circle NE., Atl. Tues.-Sat.
Galleries of Peachtree Hills, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, #29B, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/261-6100.
MARCIA WOOD GALLERY
263 Walker St., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/ 827-0030. marciawoodgallery.com.
MARCUS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery, MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Open daily.
THOMAS JACKSON – Through Sept. 16 at Jackson Fine Art
MArietta/cobb museum of art
Sept. 23-Dec. 10 “Within: Looking Beyond the Surface,” Martin Pate. Portrait Society of Atlanta: Juried Exhibition. 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Tues.-Sun. mariettacobbartmuseum. org. 770/528-1444.
Sept. 1 “Wet Paint” opening, 5-9 PM. Oct. 6 “Gem” opening, 5-9 PM. Nov. 3 “Ember” opening, 5-9 PM. 26 Winters St., Marietta. Open daily.
Thomas Jackson, Tutus no. 1, Montara, California, 2015 Walthall Fellows 2016/17. Museum of Contemporary Art of Ga., 75 Bennett St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat.
r. alexander GALLERY
installation. Reception: 6-9 PM 9/14. Artist Talk: 1-3 PM 10/7. Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl.
770/394-4019. spruillarts.org. Sept. 22-Jan. 5 “TEXTure – Feel,
Illusion & Text.” Reception: 6-8 PM 9/22. Spruill Arts Education Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atl.
Through Sept. 3 “Luba Lukova: Designing Justice.” Sept. 16-Feb. 4 “Text Me: How We Live in Language,” an exploration of bold typographic expression featuring over 50 leading artists and designers. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. Tues.-Sun. 404/979-
MASON FINE ART
masonfineartandevents.com. 404/ 879-1500.
OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION
Georgia Pottery Invitational show and sale. 34 School St., Watkinsville. Tues.Sat. 706/769-4565. ocaf.com.
415 Plasters Ave, Atl. Tues.-Sat.
2300 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/458-
MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM Through Dec. 17 “Threads of Time:
Through Sept. 13 “Perspectives”
OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART
5650 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners. Tues.-Sat. 770/609-8662.
789 Miami Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sat.
ROBERT C. WILLIAMS PAPER MUSEUM
Ga. Tech campus, 500 10th St. NW, Atl. Mon.-Fri. ipst.gatech.edu/amp.
SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY
Through Sept. 2 “Summer Thunder.” group exhibit. 1000 Marietta St. NW, #116, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/817-3300.
Sept. 7-March 4 Guo Pei exhibit.
SWAN COACH HOUSE GALLERY
Through Sept. 22 Yanique Norman, Eleanor Neal & Cosmo Whyte. 3130 Slaton Dr., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/2662636. swancoachhouse.com.
Through Sept. 22 Kimo Minton Oct. 13-Nov. 18 Brian Rutenberg
SPALDING NIX FINE ART
690 Miami Circle NE, #905, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/814-1811.
PRYOR FINE ART
SPRUILL GALLERY & CENTER
opening, 6-9 PM at Gallery.
425 Peachtree Hills Ave., #24, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/869-0511.
Through Sept. 17 “Phyllis Stephens: Story Quilts.” “Rwandan Reconciliation.” “OUMA Collects: Recent Acquisitions 2016-2017.” 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. Tues.Sun. 404/364-8555. museum.
764 Miami Circle, #132, Atl. Mon.-Sat.
Bowl” ceramic bowl sale at Center.
Nov. 14 Holiday Artists Market
Savannah College of Art and Design’s Museum of Fashion + Film, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/253-3132. scadfash.org.
Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles.” Through Aug. 2018 “Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America.” Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/727-4282.
Through Sept. 9 WAP: Lauri Stallings. Through Sept. 10 WonderRoot’s
770/394-3447. Oct. 6-8 “Free Beans with Every
425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, #30A, Atl. Mon.-Fri. 404/841-7777.
Sept. 14-Oct. 28 Andrew Lyman: “Follow Your Heart,” photography and
THOMAS DEANS FINE ART thomasdeansfineart.com.
ALL TIMES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT THE VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION. Southern Seasons Magazine
William Head, Sam Massell, Ben Allgood
SAM MASSELL BUST PRESENTED TO BUCKHEAD COALITION As a goodwill gesture to compliment Sam Massell for his civic service leading the Buckhead Coalition, attorney William C. Head of Sandy Springs presented a bust of Massell to the Coalition at a recent meeting. The clay sculpture, commissioned by Head, was done by Ben Allgood of Peachtree Corners. Massell, 89, a former mayor of Atlanta, has been the Coalition’s president since its founding 29 years ago.
4 West Coast home décor brand Serena & Lily is expanding to the Southeast, with a scheduled fall opening of its sixth location at 1198 Howell Mill Road in the Westside Provisions District (in the space formerly occupied by Star Provisions). The 2,700-square-foot design shop will offer signature bedding, original textiles, wallpaper, rug collections and a curated assortment of furniture, lighting, outdoor furniture, upholstery and décor. serenaandlily.com n Lenox Square is welcoming two new additions: The North Face and JUNK de
LUXE, set to join recently opened pop-ups Amazon, Crafted, Elk Head Clothing and The Merchant. With a projected August opening, The North Face will feature outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear in a 4,452-squarefoot store. JUNK de LUXE, scheduled for a September opening, will carry an eclectic collection of menswear in a 4,993-square-foot space. simon.com/mall/lenox-square
FINANCE PRO CINDY O’NEILL JOINS PRIORITY HOLDINGS Congratulations to Cindy O’Neill, who has joined the management team of Priority Holdings, LLC, as president of its Commercial Payments division. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Priority is the 8th largest privately-held electronic payments processor in the country. A native Australian who grew up in California, O’Neill earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and executive certification from Columbia Business School. She spent 17 years in treasury management banking at Wells Fargo and Bank of America, followed by leadership positions at VISA and Electronic Funds Source. Thrilled to be settling into her new home in the Silicon Valley of the South, O’Neill is avidly committed to Priority’s philanthropic endeavors, including support for North Fulton Community Charities, American Heart Association, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and more.
3Swedish-born fashion designer Bea Åkerlund (celebrity
stylist of Lady Gaga, Madonna and Beyonce) has teamed up with IKEA to create the limited-edition Omedelbar collection of statement pieces for the home, including large glass hats, red lip-shaped cushions, decorative 3D-printed hands and a B-shaped lamp; available in U.S. stores in spring 2018. ikea.com/us/en/ n Three new stores have opened at Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville: Pandora, a jewelry shop; Windsor, a women’s apparel and accessory company; and Kids World, a children’s retail apparel chain. arborplace.com
BELTLINE WINS OLMSTED MEDAL Recognized for its environmental leadership and vision, the Atlanta BeltLine has been awarded a 2017 Olmsted Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects. The prestigious medal honors environmental steward Frederick Law Olmsted, considered the founder of American landscape architecture.
around the SOUTH
Hit the Road Inspired by the aviation and rocket designs of the ’50s, the 1959 Cadillac Cyclone was never mass-produced as a production model. The vehicle will be on display Nov. 4-5 at the Port Royal Golf Club.
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance – OCT. 27-Nov. 5
GEORGIA TRUST FALL SAVANNAH RAMBLE: “FROM RIVER TO RIVER: GEORGIA’S FIRST CITY” – OCT. 6-8 After Hurricane Matthew sufficiently doused last year’s trip to Savannah, the Georgia Trust is calling a “do-over,” promising an even better weekend of exploring the historic city, from the early streetcar suburbs to downtown to the lowcountry. Here’s what’s on tap: Oct. 6: Friday Afternoon Ramble in Ardsley Park & Midtown, filled with historic homes and mid-century architectural gems. Cocktails & Dinner at Kehoe Iron Works’ Machine Shop, built in 1900 of Carnegie Steel. Oct. 7: Breakfast & Orientation at the grand Lucas Theatre. Saturday Ramble in the Historic Landmark District, the largest in the nation. Cocktails & Dinner at the magnificent 18th century Lebanon Plantation, along the Little Ogeechee River. Oct. 8: Sunday Brunch along the banks of Shipyard Creek on the grounds of historic Bethesda Academy. Sunday Ramble in the Moon River District, featuring waterfront plantation houses on Isle of Hope. georgiatrust.org
This 1908 Cadillac Model T Victoria Touring car, owned by Paul Ianaurio of Duncan, S.C., will be on display Nov. 5 during the Concours d’Elegance.
Celebrating its 16th year, this popular event kicks off with the Savannah Speed Classic, Oct. 27-29, on the Grand Prize of America road course at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. The festivities continue on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Nov. 3-5, at the Port Royal Golf Club where Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance takes center stage. Cadillac is the 2017 honored marque. The automotive gathering is one of just a few in the country that combines collecting and racing with enthusiast and lifestyle activities. hhimotoringfestival.com
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“BEYOND THE BIG HOUSE,” CHARLESTON, S.C. – SEPT. 16 Step inside the kitchens, carriage houses and former work lots of Charleston’s private houses on Sept. 16. “Beyond the Big House: Tour and Storytelling,” presented by The Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation, features six noteworthy sites, including the outbuildings of the Miles Brewton House, c.1765, a National Historic Landmark. Following the self-paced walking tour (2-5 PM), discover more about the history, achievements and daily lives of African Americans in antebellum Charleston with professional interpreters and storytellers in the back lot of the Aiken-Rhett House Museum (4:30-6 PM). $35; $10, ages 6-12. historiccharleston.org Southern Seasons Magazine
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Titles @ Twilight A free program held monthly in Sandy Springs, Titles @ Twilight promotes local authors whose stories of history and the South represent a variety of perspectives. The event is from 6:30-7:30 PM the first Tuesday of the month in the Garden Room at the Williams-Payne House, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. 404/8519111, ext. 2. heritagesandysprings.org.
Jaybird’s Song, Kathy Wilson Florence Florence’s debut novel is set in the turbulent South as Jim Crow laws come to an end. Josie Flint’s idyllic childhood in 1960s Atlanta is defined by her role as the oldest of three sisters. As her school desegregates and the country meanders through new ideas brought about by the Civil Rights movement, a personal tragedy breaches Josie’s world and shatters her perfect childhood.
n BRING HER HOME, DAVID BELL (Berkley Trade Paperback Original)
ust a year and a half after the tragic death of his wife, Bill Price’s 15-yearold daughter, Summer, and her best friend, Haley, disappear. Days later, the girls are found in a city park. Haley is dead at the scene, while Summer is left beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life. As Bill holds vigil over Summer’s bandaged body, the only sound the unconscious girl can make is one cryptic and chilling word: No. And the more time Bill spends with Summer, the more he wonders what happened to her. Or if the injured girl in the hospital bed is really his daughter at all. When troubling new questions surface about Summer’s life, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He’ll soon discover that both the living and the dead have secrets. And that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family. 50
n THE AXEMAN OF NEW ORLEANS: THE TRUE STORY, MIRIAM C. DAVIS (CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS)
rom 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of its very own Jack the Ripper-style killer – a mysterious Axeman who repeatedly broke into the homes of Italian grocers in the dead of night, leaving his victims in a pool of blood. In this chilling narrative, Alabama author and historian Miriam Davis chronicles the grisly account of America’s first serial killer, whose identity still remains unknown, examining the bloodlust, panic and deception caused by the string of murders. While the story has been the subject of much speculation in literature and on the Web (and most recently on the FX television series “American Horror Story”), Davis brings to light the facts of the case in thorough detail, revealing new evidence and information on theories that have puzzled the country for almost a century.
The Sweetness and the Pits, Lynne Byrd An Atlanta native whose ancestors traveled across the Atlantic on a ship with James Oglethorpe, Byrd chronicles her life through childhood, careers and relationships. “Being a Georgia Peach is an honor and privilege, but beyond birthright, it’s a state of mind and an attitude,” she said. “Oh, there’s the peachy stuff for sure, but just inside the sweetest fruit is the pit, something to gnaw around and toss back to the red clay.”
The Ink Penn: Celebrating the Magic in the Everyday and Lord Banjo the Royal Pooch, Kathy Manos Penn The Ink Penn is a collection of articles Penn wrote as a columnist for the Dunwoody Crier. Lord Banjo is her just-released book about humble family dog Banjo, who discovers he’s descended from royalty and sets about writing a book on his royal life. What a difference a doggie DNA test makes! Join his lordship and mum to hear more.
Aftermath, George Weinstein In his new book, Weinstein writes about fictional character Janet Wright, who left tiny Graylee, Ga., at the age of 5, when her mother fled a destructive marriage. Now 40 and reinventing herself after a failed engagement, Janet returns as the sole inheritor of the estate of her murdered father. Life should be easy, but she can’t resist pulling at the threads of the case. Before long, she finds herself tangled in Graylee’s web of secrets, lies and scandals – and in fear of her own life.
Party Time n Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style, Courtney Whitmore (Gibbs Smith)
Create memorable parties with dazzling décor, delicious refreshments and festive DIY favors from home entertaining guru Courtney Whitmore, who dishes out how-to instructions for more than a dozen occasions in her gorgeous new coffee-table book Pizzazzerie. Each chapter focuses on a unique party theme – from a glitzy New Year’s Day Brunch to an elegant Black and White Masquerade Party – with detailed tips on decorating, plus recipes for appetizers, desserts and drinks. Enjoy Spinach Tea Sandwiches and Lavender Fizz Cocktails at a Jane Austen-inspired Book Club Gathering, or celebrate your favorite guy with Bacon and Pecan S’mores and Sriracha and Bourbon Wings at a Dapper Gentleman’s Party. Hostesses can mix-and-match elements to make the affair truly their own, says Whitmore, a Nashville, Tenn.-based stylist and blogger in party design. Filled with photos of beautifully orchestrated tablescapes and sweet treats, the inspirational book also offers practical steps to create fabulous fêtes on a realistic budget.
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n I AM A SECRET SERVICE AGENT: MY LIFE SPENT PROTECTING THE PRESIDENT, Dan Emmett WITH CHARLES MAYNARD (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Dan Emmett was only 8 years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, but the events surrounding the president’s death shaped the course of his life. He set a goal of becoming a U.S. Secret Service agent and did just that, serving for 21 years. Emmett’s young adult memoir is an action-packed, anecdote-filled, behind-the-scenes account of his Secret Service days – including high-profile assignments protecting Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He shares firsthand details about the duties and challenges of conducting presidential advances, driving the president in a bulletproof limousine, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, and flying with him on Air Force One. He also describes the professional challenges faced by agents, as well as the physical and emotional toll that can be inflicted on agents and their families.
Maximum IMPACT n Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders, Kris Putnam-Walkerly (Putnam Consulting Group)
Want more bang for the buck? With a goal to help philanthropists and grantmakers improve their effectiveness, Confident Giving by Kris Putnam-Walkerly offers a wealth of provocative ideas to transform practices and expand impact. That includes learning ways to advance vision and leadership, create clear strategies, streamline operations for greater efficiency, improve relationships with grantees, share stories in meaningful ways, evaluate initiatives, and maintain personal focus. A nationally recognized global philanthropy advisor, Putnam-Walkerly has helped over 60 foundations and philanthropists strategically allocate and assess over $350 million in grants and gifts. Southern Seasons Magazine
4 Officine Tamborrino’s striking steel bookcase sculpture features a blue back drop with a pop of red. $3,450.
Feast your eyes on exquisite craftsmanship and design. With a curated collection of luxury goods made in Italy, Artemest represents 290+ artisans on its e-commerce platform, launched in 2015 by jewelry designer Ippolita Rostagno. artemest.com
5 Ideal for illuminating a contemporary decor, this stunning two-tier Saturn chandelier was made entirely by hand (of Murano glass and metal) by master glass worker Alberto Donà. $13,190.
3 For a sophisticated look inspired by art deco, Isabella Costantini’s Clio mirror is framed by a sunshaped wood structure with a glossy black finish. $1,680. 6 The eclectic Lorsky coffee table by Hebanon Fratelli Basile pays homage to ’30s sculptor Boris Lovet-Lorsky. The pillar is carved from whitened ash wood, with a tabletop of African ebony wood inlaid with mother of pearl. $6,390.
5 The central element of Sigma L2’s table lamp features a composition of rectangles in metal with a black and gold finish and brass details. The rich yellow velvet shade is available in both asymmetrical and symmetrical versions. $3,860. 52
5 Handcrafted in Rome by Dario Alfonsi, the Tripolina chair is durably constructed of thick vegetable-tanned bottolato leather and solid teak wood. $1,940.
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uilt in 1988, this traditional estate home was completely renovated and redesigned by the current owner/sellers. The good bones were there to provide a clean canvas for a remarkably talented couple whose aesthetics and lifestyle demanded a great variety of function in a luxurious home environment. Not committed to any particular period of classic design, they created a warm, inviting eclectic home with minimalist interiors â€“ beautifully appointed with
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thoughtful acquisitions and no clutter. It is the ultimate family home for modern professionals. The main house is nearly 6,000 square feet of wonderful living space, including five bedrooms and four full plus two half baths. Thereâ€™s also a separate three-level 2,000-squarefoot guesthouse with two bedrooms and two and a half baths â€“ all on the nearly one-acre property. In addition to the driveway, there is a separate entrance to a private gated motor court with a three-car garage and ample parking for a number of guest vehicles. Southern Seasons Magazine
The kitchenâ€™s expansive open spaces offer a variety of eating areas â€“ from the island, which faces a huge flat-screen TV mounted into the cabinetry, to several seating areas flanked by upholstered banquettes.
The master suite is something to behold! The entire length of the main floor living area features panoramic views of the deck and rear landscape through sweeping walls of windows and Dutch doors (all of which have remotecontrolled Roman shades). The backyard includes a zero-entry salt water pool, an outdoor kitchen, dining area and even a climate-controlled children’s playhouse. The master bath features heated marble floors, spacious rain shower and a pristine dual vanity atop a country French open shelf cabinet. But the crown jewel is the amazing three-story
master closet – large enough to accommodate the most excessive wardrobes. The levels connect via a spiral staircase and are beautifully appointed with custom cabinetry throughout and three-way viewing dressing mirrors. In addition, the upper level of the home features a temperature-controlled cedar closet ideal for storing leathers and furs. The entire day-lit ground floor of the guesthouse is a dance/ music studio that could easily translate to a massive home gym.
This unique property, listed in April of this year, is offered for $2,488,000 by Keisha Trower of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. 404/537-5200 (office) • 404/702-1069 (cell) • www.BHHSGEORGIA.COM Southern Seasons Magazine
The terrace level of the main home is a spa-like resort environment. The central focus of the terrace level of the main house is a stunning and oh-soretro conversation pit surrounded by poured concrete floors. This room has direct access to the pool area. Adjacent rooms include a dual system sauna that produces either wet steam or dry heat, dual soaking tubs (one for an ice bath, the other for hot) and even a yoga studio.
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Designed by Joan Lao, Ronbow’s sleek Waterspace sink top (in Nero Marquina marble) is carved from a single block of natural stone, making it one-of-a-kind.
Modern design trends have dramatically evolved over the past decade. Where savvy consumers were once drawn to “traditional” or “contemporary” design, this is no longer the case. Regardless of preference for mid-century modern furnishings or European antiques, rustic or industrial looks, homeowners want stateof-the-art fixtures throughout their kitchens and bathrooms. These are not meant to “match” the décor, but simply to accent the design with functional items, including sinks, showers and tubs resplendent with amazing finishes, breathtaking tiles and streamlined sensibilities. Another prominent change is in lighting options, which are gorgeous accessories for the final design.
Ronbow’s wall-hung Marco sink by Roman Esteve features smooth surfaces that present an uncluttered appearance, with the ceramic drain cover spanning the entire basin floor for a unifying design. 4 Walker Zanger’s new Ellington collection embraces the geometric elegance of Art Deco and the organic curves of Art Nouveau to create a timeless stone tile inlaid with metal. The “Empire” design, pictured in ebony and brass, recalls the look of a New York skyscraper lobby at the heart of the Jazz Age.
Good lighting is one of the most important elements for any design project, says Myrna Porcaro, who designed the recessed lighting under this staircase at a home in Baixa, Brazil. “It no longer just illuminates or enhances furniture and space, it’s become a main attraction.”
the ART of illumination Cut and welded into an original composition, Lasvit Transmission by studio deFORM is a unique lighting sculpture based on experimentation with Simax borosilicate glass and produced in cooperation with Kavalierglass. $20,460. switchmodern.com
3 Taking an artisan approach to rustic, lodgeinspired design, Kichlerâ€™s Aberdeen chandelier combines freeflowing Piastra glass with rich metal in an Olde Bronze finish to stunning effect.
5 Created by Verner Panton in 1972, this bulbshaped table lamp by La Boutique Danoise features a frame of steel wire rods topped with a hemispherical plastic lampshade, offering smooth, diffused lighting.
Lexingtonâ€™s Ariana offers a luxe take on modern living with the Wheatley Ottoman, which pulls double duty for seating with a cinched waist, nailhead trim and swivel casters; and the Riviera Dining Table with a divine hourglass design and stainlesssteel base coated with a platinum finish for a rich silver patina.
5 From the handmade wood fiber frame to the Como Camel velvet seat back, this Nissim Chair from Square Feathers Home captivates with contemporary charm. $2,900. huffharrington.com Southern Seasons Magazine
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Snowflakes, meteor showers and stars twinkling against a midnight sky are all in this fallâ€™s fashion forecast â€“ as designers look to the heavens and redefine what it means to be an ice princess.
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All that glimmers this season neednâ€™t be gold, when sequins, satins and beading make for such festive options. And why not raise a glass to the return of fluted skirts, champagne hues and silhouettes that echo the most streamlined stemware. Cheers!
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CINNAMON Lulu Frost
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Don’t tell the Millennials, but there is nothing new about the masculine tailoring, slacks and slouchy overcoats that are having a moment on runways from Milan to New York. Think Jane Fonda in Klute, and you’ll get the picture – right down to the ohso-’70s palette of cinnamon and cream.
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Who can resist the practical aspects of knitwear, tweeds and oversized cowls when the mercury drops? Just be sure to balance such full coverage with flashes of skin here and there, to prevent your comfy-cozy dress code from veering into flat-out frumpy territory. Alexander Wang
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Elite Pou fashion event Global Haute Couture Guests swooned in delight as one opulent gown after the next swirled, sashayed and swept down the runway in a stunning spectacle of satin, lace, diamanté and tulle at Elite Pour La Vie’s summer show at Flourish Atlanta.
eaturing designs by Zuhair Murad, Berta and Marchesa, the dazzling collection of wedding and evening gowns truly showcased the “elite for life” essence of the Alpharetta boutique, which houses a world of global treasures under one roof. “Our curated collection is the epitome of luxury,” said shop owner Rawan Asad, who has racked up rave reviews since opening Elite Pour La Vie in 2015. “We want to be your dress shop for life. We offer superior service in a personal atmosphere so you can focus on finding your dream gown.” Whether that’s couture bridal from Zuhair Murad, and mother-of-the-bride selections from Gemy Maalouf or exquisite creations by Berta, the boutique’s red carpet roster of high-end designers brings all the pizzazz of Paris, magic of Milan and glitz of Beverly Hills to town.
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“Rawan is smart, driven and incredibly passionate about her business,” said Tony Conway of Legendary Events, who hosted the fashion show. “It’s always a pleasure working with young up-and-coming talent, and the gowns from Elite Pour La Vie looked spectacular coming down the runway at Flourish. I know Rawan is going to continue to do great things, and I look forward to collaborating with her again in the future.”
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Stephanie Stadnick & Aidan Hall
tephanie Elizabeth Stadnick and Aidan Thomas Hall were united in marriage June 4, 2017, in a romantic outdoor ceremony at Flint Hill in Norcross, with 100 of their closest friends and family in attendance. Carrying a bohemian cascade bouquet of peonies, lisianthus and freesia, Stephanie walked down the aisle in a lace sheath gown by Nouvelle Amsale and sweeping tulle veil. The backdrop of the open-air pavilion was draped in blush pink sheers cinched with gorgeous floral sprays. Matching arrangements trimmed the guest seating. The ceremony was personalized with special touches both sweet and sentimental. “My paternal grandfather carried our 76
wedding bands tied to my great-grandmother’s white Bible,” Stephanie said. “We had the traditional reading of vows, along with a non-traditional washing of feet to symbolize our love and service to each other.” An intimate indoor reception followed in the Antebellum-era mansion on the grounds of the property, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Steeped in Southern charm, the setting was decorated in a gold and pink theme, with lovely arrays of lisianthus, roses, astilbe, white stock and greenery. Guest tables were topped with milk glass centerpieces, collected by the bride and her family, with a sweetheart table reserved for the newlyweds. Honey jars with a bee charm were given as favors, coordinating with the gold bee wax seal on their wedding invitations. Photography by Rachel Iliadis
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The four-tiered cake, made by Honeymoon Bakery, featured alternating layers of Italian cream and coconut cake, with white buttercream icing and a raspberry buttercream filling. It was elegantly adorned with fresh flowers. Stephanie, the daughter of David and Angela Stadnick, is a cardiac nurse at Redmond Regional Medical Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Berry College. Aidan, the son of Thomas and Susan Hall, is also a graduate of Berry College, where he studied creative technologies. The two met at college, where mutual friends set them up on a date. Everything clicked, and their blossoming friendship soon turned into an exclusive relationship. “After only a handful of months, we knew that we were going to get married,” Stephanie said. Aidan proposed to her in August of 2016 at Signal Point, atop Signal Mountain, overlooking the Tennessee River near Chattanooga. “It was where we had our first date,” said Stephanie, adding that he had planned several other outings leading up to the big event, including a self-guided flight to Nashville with his pilot’s license. “Aidan hired photographers to hide amongst the foliage to secretly capture this beautifully precious moment.” Following their wedding night at The St. Regis Atlanta, the couple departed for their honeymoon to Lake Como and Milan, Italy. They reside in Rome, Ga. 78
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SEPTEMBER Pups and pints
Sept. 7 6-9 PM. Drink a pint and love on some pups at Wild Heaven Brewery in Decatur. A $3 donation from every tour will be made to PAWS Atlanta. Dogs are welcome. pawsatlanta.org.
Terminus modern ballet season Celebration & fundraiser
atlanta symphony ball
Sept. 9 A special evening of music
Sept. 7 7-10 PM. Join Terminus
Modern Ballet Theatre for its inaugural celebration and fall season announcement at Westside Cultural Arts Center. The evening will include an exclusive preview performance.
and celebration will honor the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its 73rd season at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. Guests can expect a new ball experience with music, a luxurious seated dinner and can’t-miss auction items. Ball honorees, Howard & Victoria Palefsky.
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“EVENING OF HOPE”
Sept. 9 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta presents its annual black-tie awards dinner at The St. Regis Atlanta, with a reception, silent auction, dinner and awards presentation.
fall for FASHION SHOW Sept. 12 5:30-7:30 PM. To help
promote Hunger Action Month in September, Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square is presenting a fashion show with the latest designer looks. The event benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank. For details, visit acfb.org.
crime is toast breakfast
Sept. 14 7:30-9 AM. This signature event of the Atlanta Police Foundation, at the Georgia World Congress Center, recognizes the brave men and women of the Atlanta Police Department with outstanding service awards. 404/5860180. atlantapolicefoundation.org.
ATLANTA’S BEST CELLARS DINNER
Sept. 15 7 PM. Guests can enjoy an
Co-chairs Kari Carlos and Elaine Carlos with board chair John Carlos.
Andee’s Army Adolescent Patient Assistance Endowment fund for Shepherd Center. andeesarmy.com.
STRING FLING GALA
Sept. 16 6 PM. This creative black-tie fundraiser for the Center for Puppetry Arts will be held at the luxurious Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown. Guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, silent and live auctions, a delicious seated dinner and fun puppet surprises. Co-chaired by Anne L. Cross and Mandy Mobley Li.
Southern Chefs Potluck
Sept. 17 Wholesome Wave Georgia will host this 8th annual fundraiser on the grounds at the Inn at Serenbe, bringing together guests, chefs and bartenders from across Georgia for an afternoon of food, fellowship and fundraising. Benefits Wholesome Wave Georgia, whose mission is to increase access to fresh, healthy and locally grown food for all Georgians. For tickets, visit wholesomewavegeorgia.org.
Back on the Farm
Sept. 22 Celebrating its 5th year at the Atlanta History Center, this year’s event will feature a team of celebrity chefs led by executive chef Virginia Willis with an emphasis on farm-fresh foods. Back on the Farm provides critical support for the Smith Family Farm and a 4-H Extension office for Fulton County located at the History Center. Mary Calhoun, chair. For more information, contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at 404/814-4102 or
elegant party at the InterContinental Atlanta with fine wines, gourmet cuisine, live music and auction items. Proceeds benefit the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. tjmartell.org.
KHoogerwerf@atlantahistorycenter. com. atlantahistorycenter.com/ backonthefarm.
ANDEE’S ARMY “EVENING OF HOPE”
Sept. 22 7 PM. Enjoy an entertaining night with dinner, cocktails and dancing at the Stave Room at American Spirit Works, 199 Armour Dr., Atlanta. A unique raffle, live auction and surprises will all be part
Sept. 16 7 PM. Flourish will host this fabulous evening featuring cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing and a live auction, to benefit Andee’s Army and
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PARTIES FOR A CAUSE of the fun evening to benefit the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine.
by Barby and Bert Levy. 404/591-
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GARDEN OF EDEN BALL
Kaleidoscope - A Global Celebration
Ball is the largest annual fundraising event in support of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The black-tie gala features a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing on the Great Lawn. Susan and Jim Spratt are being honored. Chaired
based humanitarian aid organization, will transport guests to Africa, Asia and Latin America during its inaugural fundraising gala at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. The event will feature live entertainment, international cuisine
Sept. 23 6:30 PM. The Garden of Eden
Sept. 23 7 PM. MedShare, an Atlanta-
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and inspiring speakers while raising funds to support MedShare’s work.
an evening by the river
Sept. 24 5-8 PM. A unique wine event at the Chattahoochee Nature Center with wines from the finest vineyards in California. Guests can enjoy fine samplings from Fleming’s Steakhouse, live music and bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items. Contact DeAnn Forham at 770/992-2055 ext. 226 or
WINE WOMEN AND SHOES
Sept. 24 2-5 PM. Wine savvy, shoeloving women can sip, savor and shop for a cause at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, with an opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items. Benefits the Leukemia and Women’s Cancer programs at Northside Hospital.
“flea hop” PREVIEW PARTY Sept. 28 6-9 PM. Guests can get
a sneak peek at this 1950’s themed preview of the “treasures” offered for sale at the Forward Arts Foundation’s fundraiser at the Atlanta History Center and have the opportunity to bid on an array of silent auction items. The Swan Coach House Flea Market runs Sept. 29-30 in the lower level parking lot at the Atlanta History Center. Market hours: 10 AM–4 PM Fri. and 10 AM–2 PM Sat. Tickets are available at 501auctions. com/2016fleamarket or at the Swan Coach House Gift Shop. 404/261-9855.
PARTY IN THE KITCHEN
Sept. 28 7 PM. Enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by chefs from some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, plus silent and live auctions at American Spirit Works. Proceeds benefit Open Hand Atlanta. partyinthekitchen.org.
404/419-3333. projectopenhand. org/s-events-pitk10.asp.
pink’s fall empowerment Lunch event Sept. 28 10:30 AM-2 PM. 13th
annual lunch at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. The day begins with networking and shopping at the Pink Bazaar followed by lunch and a panel discussion. Visit littlepinkbook.com.
PARTY FOR THE PAWS
Sept. 30 7:30 PM. PAWS Atlanta’s annual fundraiser features high-end draft beer, music, adoptable dogs and delicious food at Sweetwater Brewery’s The Woodlands, 195 Ottley Dr., Atlanta.
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Sept. 30 6:30 PM. This premiere dining event for the March of Dimes, Georgia Chapter will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The evening will feature a
four-course dinner prepared by local chefs using ingredients from local farmers, and exciting live and silent auctions, with items including culinary experiences, vacation getaways, and sports and spa packages. 404/350-
OCTOBER “Angels of Life” Hair and Fashion Show
Oct. 1 6-11 PM. Celebrate the gift of life and hear testimonies from transplant recipients and donor families. The evening features live and silent auctions with 200+ items, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, live entertainment, music and the Hair and Fashion Show designed by Three-13’s Artistic Team. Benefits the Georgia Transplant Foundation. three-13.com/angels/.
PINK RIBBON PARTY
Oct. 1 6:30-10 PM. Opening party for the Pink Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament (Oct. 3) at the River Club Lodge in Suwanee. The elegant evening includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live and silent auctions. Party is by invitation only. Benefits the American Cancer Society. pinkribbonclassic.org.
Polo for Parkinson’s
Oct. 1 2 PM. Wilkins Parkinson’s Foundation presents an afternoon of polo at Chukkar Farm and Polo Club in Alpharetta, with music, food, open bar, silent auction, champagne divot stomp and “best hat” contest. Benefits Parkinson’s disease awareness. For sponsorship information, call 770/7305840 or visit poloforparkinsons.com.
CORPS DE BALLET kick-off LUNCHEON Oct. 2 11 AM. The Atlanta Ballet
kicks off its season at this 19th annual luncheon at The St. Regis Atlanta featuring a runway presentation by Neiman Marcus and a performance from Atlanta Ballet dancers. Jenny McElligott and Catherine Spray, chairs.
atlantaballet.com/corps-de-ballet/. 404/873-5811, ext. 208.
Four Pillar Award
Oct. 5 This prestigious gala at the Georgia World Congress Center recognizes an outstanding individual in the region who demonstrates the “Four Pillars” of leadership – Quality, Responsibility, Vision and Integrity – and exemplifies the Council’s mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth. Gov. Nathan Deal will receive the distinguished award for his contributions to economic prosperity, education and transportation in Georgia. fourpillartribute.com. councilforqualitygrowth.org.
CHEER FOR CHILDREN
Oct. 6 7:30-11:30 PM. The Georgia
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PARTIES FOR A CAUSE Center for Child Advocacy’s largest black-tie fundraiser at the Foundry at Puritan Mill features wonderful food from the American Culinary Federation, an exciting live band from Anita & Life Party, and incredible silent and live auction items and packages that are truly unique. cheerforchildren.org.
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Fall Ramble Savannah, Georgia
Oct. 6-8 Explore breathtakingly beautiful historic homes and intriguing sites in Savannah, the state’s first city. georgiatrust.org. 404/885-7812.
A Timeless Affair 2017: Gladiators
Oct. 7 7 PM. Fernbank’s signature black-tie gala will honor Karen and Paul Bowers. The elegant evening includes a sunset cocktail hour, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, dancing and an exclusive viewing of the special exhibition, “Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum.” Cynthia Widner Wall, chair. Contact Hannah Turner at 404/929-6376 or Hannah.Turner@ fernbankmuseum.org.
BARK & BOOGIE BALL
Oct. 7 6 PM. Premier fundraiser for the Humane Society of Forsyth County No-Kill Shelter at the Forsyth Conference Center. This black-tie event features a gourmet dinner, open bar, dancing and entertainment, and silent and live auctions. forsythpets.org. 404/202-3077.
Oct. 12 6:30-9:30 PM. Join the Georgia Conservancy in honoring Gov. Nathan Deal as Georgia’s Distinguished Conservationist at this annual benefit, featuring cocktails, dinner, silent auction and dancing at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. For more information, call 404/876-2900. georgiaconservancy. org/ecobenefete/.
LATIN FEVER BALL
Oct. 14 7 PM. The Latin American Association presents its 28th annual gala at the InterContinental Atlanta. The black-tie event features Latin cuisine, a live Latin orchestra and a silent auction. Benefits the programs and services of LAA. 404/471-1892.
The Art of Caring Reception & Fete
Oct. 14 6-11 PM. This benefit for Caring for Others, Inc. at the Georgia Aquarium honors Robert LoCascio, Dwight Pullen and former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. Guests can enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, live music and a silent auction. Event chairs are Merceditas Z. de Padua and Shelly Jones. caring4others.org. Call
Chairs Caroline Fierman and Kimberly Lusink with 2016 chair Cathy Iannotti (back). HARVEST ON THE HOOCH
Oct. 15 1-4 PM. Chattahoochee Nature Center’s farm-to-table garden party tasting event features top-notch restaurants, live bluegrass and Southern style family fun. This annual outdoor event celebrates the vital connections between the garden and the plate, while raising funds for the Chatahoochee Nature Center’s Unity Garden, which supplies more than four tons of fresh produce annually to North Fulton Community Charities food pantry.
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Oct. 15 4-7 PM. Celebrating its 18th year, the OCAF fundraiser will take place on the beautiful grounds of The Farm at High Shoals in Bishop, Ga. The event will showcase local culinary talent, wineries, breweries, bottle shops, an exciting silent auction and artist demonstrations. ocaf.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. 706/769-4565.
tower of talent
Oct. 15 4:30-6 PM. Atlanta’s most talented children ages 6 to 18 will be
showcased with “kids helping kids” in this inspirational concert as they perform, sing and entertain at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Dr., Atlanta. Benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. choa.org.
Benefits of Laughter
Oct. 19 Signature fundraising event for Skyland Trail at The St. Regis Atlanta offers a fun and distinct experience and an opportunity to support recovery for individuals with mental illness. Stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze will entertain friends, donors, staff, clients and their families. Event chairs Jane and Clay Jackson. skylandtrail.org.
COME TOGETHER TO FIX GEORGIA PETS Gala & Auction
Oct. 19 6:30-9:30 PM. 6th annual gala and auction at the home of Ginny and Guy Millner. Featured celebrity guest is Bo Derek. Contact Caroline Hunter at 404/374-8588 or caroline@ fixgeorgiapets.org.
Oct. 21 The Arthritis Foundation’s 36th annual benefit at The RitzCarlton, Buckhead is themed “Bienvendios a Barcelona.” The elegant evening includes a formal dinner, live music and dancing, and an exclusive silent auction. the-crystal-ball.org.
cabernet for a cause
night with a cabaret performance by Courtenay Collins at the fabulous Fox Theatre. Reserved seating tickets include access to the pre-event reception, where guests can enjoy delicious drinks and hors d’oeuvres while listening to the music of piano player Robert Ray. Benefits Aflac Cancer Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. choa.org.
HEARTS AND HANDS GALA
Oct. 19 6:30-9:30 PM. Unforgettable
Oct. 21 This annual black-tie party at Flourish will feature a seated dinner, live and silent auctions and live entertainment. The event is presented by The Coca-Cola Company and benefits Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. Craig A. Williams, event chair. Muhtar Kent, honorary chair. 678/704-8086. armhc.org.
Wish Ball 2017
Oct. 21 Make-A-Wish® Georgia presents the 13th annual Wish Ball at the InterContinental Atlanta. This premier social event features a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and live and silent auctions. Contact Tiffany Ward at email@example.com or call 770/916-WISH (9474) ext. 112.
Monster Mash CARTOON Bash
Oct. 22 6-9 PM. Ghoulish costume
party at Wild Heaven Craft Beers in Decatur to benefit the Marcus Autism Center. Guests are encouraged to wear their most Grim(m) costumes for a chance to win prizes. There will also be a makeup artist, photo booth, silent auction, DJ, food and drinks. choa.org.
Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival
IN THE MOMENT – A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Oct. 22 The Hebrew Order of David International presents this 5th annual festival at the Pavilion at Brook Run Park, 4470 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. Over 20 teams will compete in the festival’s famous Kosher BBQ Competition judged by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Attendees may taste each team’s chow for $1 per taste. Profits will be donated to Helping Feed Atlanta, Jewish Education Loan Fund and Cobb County Police Department. For more information, visit
Oct. 26 7-10 PM. Mix and mingle with friends at this festive cocktail party at American Spirit Works. Enjoy a delicious buffet, live band, dancing and the opportunity to bid on an array of auction items. The benefit will support hospice patients and their families receiving care at home, at the Hospice Atlanta Center, and through hospital partners. vnhs.
Soiree Catering has the distinct pleasure of preparing an Elegant Dinner for
Guest of Honor, Ms. Bo Derek, and her fellow patrons of
Fix Georgia Pets at the home of Ginny and Guy Millner on October 19, 2017
MUMMIES & MIXERS
Oct. 26 7-9 PM. The Carlos Museum’s spooktacular event returns with music,
an evening of elegance November 2
Front: Marketplace chair Clanci Jordan and co-chair Pam Tyson; Back: Vendor chair Melissa Patterson, marketplace co-chair Mary Riddle and Sandy Springs Society president Elizabeth Kelly.
Front: Gala co-chair Alison Womack Jowers and Mary Hataway of Soiree Catering. Back: Ginny Millner, Gala co-chair Joanne Chesler Gross and Rich Liblang and Kelly Lassiter, both of Soiree Catering. Southern Seasons Magazine
Gala co-chair Joanne Chesler Gross; auction chair Candace Bivins; gala co-chair Alison Womack Jowers; honoree Marilyn Krone; host co-chair Wendy Foulkes; PR chair Cathy Iannotti; host co-chair Corrie Johnson.
ix Georgia Pets announces its sixth annual gala and auction to be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the home of Ginny and Guy Millner. The organization supports lifesaving programs for pets throughout the state of Georgia. This year’s party planners are thrilled to welcome special guest of honor Ms. Bo Derek, iconic American beauty, film actress and animal rights activist. Bo has shown a lifelong passion for protecting animals, including wild horses in the American West and wildlife worldwide. Co-chaired by Joanne Chesler Gross and Alison Womack Jowers, the evening will include cocktails, a patron dinner by Soirée Catering & Events and an auction to support the invaluable work of Fix Georgia Pets. The decor will be created by Tony Brewer & Co. Marilyn Krone will also be honored for her service to the organization. We invite you to support this important event as a patron or sponsor.
Bo Derek, special guest of honor.
For reservations or more information, contact Caroline Hunter at
firstname.lastname@example.org • www.fixgeorgiapets.org
Fix Georgia Pets mission is to end overpopulation and stop senseless euthanasia in the state of Georgia. By focusing on reducing the pet population through spay/neuter programming, Fix Georgia Pets reduces the number of pets that end up in shelters across the state. Southern Seasons Magazine
PARTIES FOR A CAUSE bewitching costumes and a film screening of a Hollywood horror classic, plus mouthwatering bites from Atlanta’s favorite caterers and three spinetingling specialty cocktails crafted by mixologist Julian Goglia. Purchase VIP tickets for early access to the event, a champagne toast in the Rotunda, and a special tour of the Egyptian galleries. Contact email@example.com or
404/727-2623. carlos.emory.edu/ mummiesandmixers.
MDA NIGHT OF HOPE gala
Oct. 27 6 PM. This black-tie evening celebrating and supporting ALS research will be held at the InterContinental Atlanta, with cocktails and music followed by a seated dinner with live entertainment and a live and silent auction. mdanightofhope.org.
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Nov. 2 6:30 PM. The Sandy Springs Society will gather at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Bishop Commons to kick off the annual 2-day shopping extravaganza marketplace on Nov. 4-5. Members, patrons and special guests can enjoy a fun-filled evening of dinner, live and silent auctions, and live music. Proceeds support the Sandy Springs community through philanthropic grants to local non-profits.
Nov. 4 7 PM. Shepherd Center Foundation’s largest fundraising gala will be held at Flourish in Buckhead with the theme “Legends of the Silver Screen.” The evening features a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and entertainment. For reservations, contact Leslie Jackson at 404/3507778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
march of dimes nurse of the year awards
Nov. 4 6 PM. The Georgia March of Dimes will host its annual awards gala at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta, bringing together the health care community to pay tribute to the profession of nursing.
AFTERNOON IN THE COUNTRY Nov. 5 1-4 PM. This culinary benefit
hosted by Atlanta Les Dames d’Escoffier International will be held at Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglasville, with tasting tents featuring dishes from Atlanta’s top chefs (paired with the area’s best farms), fine wines and premium micro-brews. The festive afternoon also includes live music, a cake raffle featuring sweets from Atlanta pastry chefs, and an expansive silent auction. ldeiatlanta.org.
Co-chairs Margaret Anne Masters, Elizabeth Eager, Amy Musarra Kramer and guild president Suzanne Deriso.
atlanta speech school language & literacy gala – November 12 The Big Deal
Nov. 10 7 PM. Join Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for a cocktail celebration in honor of the innovation and impact made by the many physicians who proudly serve CHOA. The evening will feature games of chance, dinner, a silent auction and live music. Three outstanding physicians will be honored: Michael Mallory, M.D., The Rising Star Award; Robert Campbell, M.D., The 1998 Society Award; Joseph Snitzer, M.D., The Pediatric Pioneer Award. choa.org.
GACC SOUTH GALA
Nov. 11 The German American Chamber of Commerce will host its 22nd annual black-tie gala for members at The St. Regis Atlanta, 88 West Paces Ferry Road NW. The evening features dinner and dancing, with a live band and
silent auction. Benefits SOS Children’s Villages. gaccsouth.com.
LUPUS FOUNDATION “NIGHT OF HOPE GALA” Nov. 11 6:30 PM. This inspiring
evening at Mason Fine Art and Events features fabulous food, auctions and live entertainment to benefit the Georgia Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. lupusga.org. 770/333-5930.
LANGUAGE AND LITERACY GALA
Nov. 12 6:30-10 PM. The Atlanta Speech School Guild’s 44th annual benefit at the Capital City Country Club in Brookhaven will feature an evening of entertainment, with a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and dinner and dancing. atlantaspeechschool.org. 404/233-5332.
Pups and pints
Nov. 16 6-9 PM. Drink a pint and love on some pups at Wild Heaven Brewery, 135 Maple St. B, Decatur. A $3 donation from every tour will be made to PAWS Atlanta. Dogs are welcome. pawsatlanta.org.
academy awards for nursing excellence
Nov. 17 6-9 PM. 12th annual evening of elegance in recognition of the outstanding performance and practice by Grady’s extraordinary nurses at the Georgia Aquarium. gradyhealthfoundation.org. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION.
Crystal Ball Saturday, October 21, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
rystal Ball Chairs Dr. Shervin and Kerri Oskouei are thrilled to announce this year’s theme, Bienvenidos a Barcelona. Guests will be transported to one of Spain’s most beloved destinations for an evening of Spanish culture and dancing, while supporting those who are not able to move so freely with their bodies. With inspiration from the Matadors of Spain, join us and help stamp out arthritis once and for all. At this year’s Crystal Ball, we are pleased to be honoring longtime supporters of the Arthritis Foundation, Dr. Kenneth and Molly Kress. Generously giving their volunteer leadership to the Crystal Ball
Honorees Molly and Dr. Kenneth Kress and ball chairs Kerri and Shervin Oskouei.
Benefiting the Arthritis Foundation
are Patron Campaign Chairs, Leslie McLeod, Tom and Mara Morrison, Dick and Brenda Smith. Patron Party Chairs are Brenda Smith and Juli Owens. Auction Committee Chairs are Heidi Hoffman Mooney and Kristen Novay. Past Chair Advisory Committee are Leslie McLeod, Cecilia Wright, Mara Tony Brewer Morrison, Kerry Tucker, Susan McCaffrey, Dot Stoller, Kristen Novay and Jade Slover. Tony Brewer’s renowned talent will create an elegant evening with a reception, formal dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and dancing.
For reservations, please contact Dorte Sorensen at 678-237-4458 or email@example.com Arthritis.org/crystalballatlanta Southern Seasons Magazine
THE MOST DELICIOUS WAY TO GIVE BACK: JOIN THE NO KID HUNGRY ATLANTA SOCIETY
No Kid Hungry Atlanta Society membership provides an enriching experience through fundraising projects and exclusive invitations to society events. We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 No Kid Hungry Atlanta Society and would love to make you an official member. Visit www.NKHSociety.com for more information and to apply.
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on the horizon december FORWARD ARTS FOUNDATIONSAKS FIFTH AVENUE FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON
Dec. 6 The Forward Arts Foundation, in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, will hold its annual fundraiser at The St. Regis Atlanta. Duvall Fuqua and Aimee Chubb, chairs. Susan Tucker, honorary chair. Proceeds benefit the visual arts in Atlanta through the programs of FAF. 404/261-9855.
Southeast’s largest eco-benefits, the Captain Planet Foundation’s annual gala will be held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Actor Mark Ruffalo from “Avengers” will receive the Superhero for Earth award. Proceeds benefit the foundation’s programs, which promote and support handson environmental education projects in K-12 schools in all 50 states and 25 other countries. For tickets, visit
guests, friends and special musical guests James Taylor & Carol King to celebrate Jane Fonda’s 80th birthday. Benefits GCAPP. Co-chairs Wendy Conrad and Ashley Preisinger. For more information, contact Laine Olesen at firstname.lastname@example.org. gcapp.org/
events of the holiday season, the United Negro College Fund’s signature gala will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, with the Mayor’s VIP reception and silent auction followed by an elegant dinner, Parade of Stars and Dignitaries, dancing and live entertainment.
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Captain Planet Foundation Gala
Dec. 9 6 PM. Join GCAPP, celebrity
Dec. 8 6-9:30 PM. One of the
MAYOR’S MASKED BALL
Dec. 16 6:30 PM. One of Atlanta’s top
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JANUARY THE SOUTHERN CHILL
Jan. 19 8 PM-midnight. Southernthemed fundraiser for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at the Mason Fine Art Gallery features dinner, drinks and live music from Livin’ Large. choa.org.
Jan. 20 6:30 PM. This festive Mardi Gras celebration at The St. Regis Atlanta features a formal dinner and silent auction and honors nsoro Foundation’s student of the year (the nsoro scholar with the highest overall GPA). Proceeds benefit nsoro’s high school graduation programs and student scholarship fund. “King” Steve Smith and “Queen” Elizabeth Allen. For tickets, visit 501auctions.com/
CATHEDRAL ANTIQUES SHOW PATRON PREVIEW PARTY
Jan. 24 6:30-9 PM. Kicking off the 2018 Cathedral Antiques Show (Jan. 25-27) at The Cathedral of St. Philip, this special evening features music, wine and hors d’oeuvres, as well as the first choice of fine period furniture, art, jewelry and accessories. 404/365-
Jan. 29 Trinity School opening night celebration for the Spotlight on Art Artists Market on Jan. 29-Feb. 3. Visit spotlightonart.com. 404/231-8119.
FEBRUARY ODYSSEY BRUNCH
Feb. 5 9:30-11:30 AM. Odyssey’s 8th annual fundraiser at The St. Regis Atlanta makes it possible for 300 students to attend the lifechanging Odyssey program for free. Catherine Flynn and Betsy Meacham, co-chairs. Amy Kim Gira and Lys Paulhus, honorary co-chairs. Visit odysseyatlanta.org.
2018 trustees gala Savannah, Ga.
Feb. 17 7 PM. Join the Georgia Historical Society for the 10th anniversary gala and culmination of the Georgia History Festival in Savannah. Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Airlines, and Paul Bowers, CEO of Georgia Power, 2018 Georgia Trustees. To reserve a seat, call 877/424-4789.
MARCH WHITE COAT GRADY GALA
March 17 Grady Health Foundation celebrates its annual fundraising campaign at the Georgia Aquarium with a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony honoring Atlanta’s healthcare heroes. gradyhealthfoundation.org.
HOPE AND WILL BALL
Center’s 33rd annual ball will be co-chaired by Ginny Brewer and Patrice Greer. Contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at KHoogerwerf@
Bubbles & Bling
Jan. 27 7-11 PM. Susan G. Komen www.southernSeasons.net
SPOTLIGHT ON ART OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION
Swan House Ball
annual fundraiser for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will be held at The St. Regis Atlanta, with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner, special guest speaker, live auction and dancing. choa.org/
Jan. 27 6 PM-midnight. The 15th
Atlanta’s annual fundraiser will be held at JW Marriott Buckhead. Guests can enjoy delicious foods, open bar, a silent auction and raffle. komenatlanta.org/
April 21 The Atlanta History
atlantahistorycenter.com or 404/8144102. atlantahistorycenter.com/ swanhouseball. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION.
Todd Tautfest and Rebecca Bily of silver sponsor Wilmington Trust, and Toni McGowan and Valerie Levin of gold sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
Forward Arts FoundationSaks Fifth Avenue
fashion show & luncheon
elebrating its 25th anniversary, the Forward Arts Foundation Fashion Show & Luncheon, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, will be held Dec. 6 at The St. Regis Atlanta. Event chairs are Duvall Fuqua and Aimee Chubb; honorary chair is Susan Tucker. Icons of great couture houses who have presented collections include Hubert de Givenchy, Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Armani, Prada, Fendi and Oscar de la Renta. Proceeds benefit the Forward Arts Foundation, which since 1965 has supported the visual arts, including at the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta History Center, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, MOCA GA, Arts ATL, the Atlanta Contemporary and the Georgia Museum of Art.
Honorary chair Susan Tucker, event co-chairs Duvall Fuqua and Aimee Chubb.
For reservations, contact 404/261-9855 or email@example.com.
Gold sponsors Travis Reed of Travis Reed & Associates and Jenny Pruitt, founder and CEO of Atlanta Fine Homes Sothebyâ€™s International Realty, Designer Salonâ€™s Shelly McKinley, Forward Arts Foundation Chair Betsy West, and silver sponsor Jack Sawyer of Wilmington Trust. Photography by Ross Henderson
Dac Carver, Molly Berry and Anne Powers of bronze sponsor Beacham and Company, and Michele New of Saks Fifth Avenue.
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On the Homefront Valerie Levin show jumping on her Irish Sport horse Sonic a.k.a. All About the Boom.
Valerie Levin: Blazing Trails
MAX Marketing Award
A trailblazer and innovator whose real estate career spans three decades, Valerie Levin has been appointed senior vice president and managing broker of the Midtown office of BHHS Georgia Properties, which has plans for an expanded space at the corner of West Peachtree and 14th Street. “She’s one of the most respected and admired leaders in residential real estate, with a matchless talent of helping agents soar to new heights of success through her caring motivational approach,” said Dan Forsman, who concurrently announced Kerman Haynes, the Midtown office’s former managing broker, as senior vice president of City HAUS, the firm’s luxury condominium marketing and development division. In addition to her business success, Levin is an accomplished equestrienne and animal advocate. She resides in Buckhead with her husband and daughter.
BHHS Georgia Properties won the 24th annual Marketing Awards for Excellence highest honor for its luxury marketing campaign. Winners were chosen by members of Georgia State University’s Marketing Roundtable, a group of senior executives from leading metro Atlanta companies, with the awards presented at the Georgia Aquarium. BHHS partnered with the Savannah College of Art and Design on the “Luxury Redefined” campaign. According to Dan Forsman, the company’s growth in luxury sales volume increased 31%, with more than $725 million in new luxury listing inventory.
WERC Reception BHHS Georgia Properties hosted an opening reception for WERC’s national Relocation Conference, welcoming guests to a cocktail buffet at the Commerce Club in Atlanta. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the nonprofit Worldwide Employee Relocation Council supports workforce mobility professionals across the globe. 3Dan Forsman with Kathy Connelly, senior VP of Relocation and Corporate Services; and Teresa Palacios Smith, VP of Business Development and president of the National Association of Hispanic Realtors. 4Geri Taglia and Lori Combs of BHHS Corporate office and Ralph Moore of Birmingham, Ala.
Lori Lane, Luxury Division director; Dan Forsman, CEO/president; and Toni McGowan, executive VP.
Driskell PRIZE Dinner Naima J. Keith was honored as the 2017 recipient of the David. C. Driskell Prize at the High Museum of Art’s annual Driskell Prize Dinner. The national award celebrates contributions to the field of African American art and art history.
High Museum Director Rand Suffolk, Eduardo Hewitt, Driskell Prize honoree Naima J. Keith, David C. Driskell, High Museum CFO Rhonda Matheison and Monica & John Pearson.
veneralia on paper
Co-chairs Todd Tautfest, Liz Lapidus and Jeff Levy.
Drew Brown and Scarlett Rosier.
Guests donned black and white attire for the 26th annual Veneralia gala, celebrating the Michael C. Carlos Museum’s impressive “Works on Paper” collection. During the cocktail reception, models showcased elaborate hand-cut paper costumes designed by Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry as part of their Paper-Cut-Project. Dennis Dean Catering incorporated the paper theme into dinner, serving fish in parchment. Atlanta-based music trio Von Grey entertained. Southern Seasons Magazine
Jenny AROUND TOWN WITH
Jenny Pruitt, founder/CEO of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, has set the bar with her professional endeavors and philanthropic support in Atlanta and beyond. Here’s where she was recently making the rounds:
Bob & Jenny Pruitt with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty Senior VP Nancy See Quarles and her husband J.V. Quarles.
Intown agents Blaine Palmer and Jack Truett with Lisa Johnson, VP of the firm’s Intown office, and fellow Intown associate Justice Choate.
10th Anniversary Celebration Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty celebrated its 10th anniversary with a lively Western-style “Boots & BBQ” party and dazzling fireworks show on the pastoral grounds of Cherokee Country Club. Over 400 guests converged beneath white tents to enjoy sumptuous cuisine and Southern rock. BankSouth Mortgage and Fidelity Bank Mortgage also joined in the salute. Photography by Ross Henderson
Betsy Akers, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty’s #1 agent, and her husband Scott Akers.
Stephanie & David Boehmig, founder/president of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.
Artist Spotlight: Jill Steenhuis
Featured artists Jill Steenhuis and her son Sergio Ruffato, a sculptor, were welcomed by Jenny Pruitt. 98
Art enthusiasts and Francophiles marveled at the beautiful Provençal landscapes of Jill Steenhuis at the opening reception of her exhibit at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. An Atlanta native (and Pace Academy graduate) who now lives in the French countryside near Aix-en-Provence with her husband and three sons, Steenhuis is an internationally-renowned artist, with solo shows from New York to San Francisco. The works of her son Sergio Ruffato, an accomplished sculptor, were also on display. The elegant evening was hosted by Jenny Pruitt and David Boehmig. Photography by LAURIE COLEMAN
Book Launch party Members of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art -Southeast gathered at the renovated Brookwood Hills home of renowned Atlanta architect Keith Summerour to celebrate the publication of his book, Creating Home: Design for Living (Rizzoli New York). The event featured cocktails and a lavish buffet catered by Endive, as well as a Q&A discussion between Summerour and Magd Riad of Marmi Stone. photography by kim link
Above: Architect Clay Ulmer, interior designer and ICAA trustee Suzanne Kasler, and architect Keith Summerour. Right: Summerour’s new book, Creating Home: Design for Living. Below left: Seth Pennington and ICAA trustee Rachel Baydar, both of Insidesign. Below right: Montell Owens and Dwayne Daniels of Summerour & Associates.
Joel Katz (center) with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at the opening of their 2017 world tour in New Orleans. Photo courtesy Joel Katz
Lawyer of the Year ‘King of Cool’ Joel Katz tops the charts for Billboard magazine
Atlanta’s own superstar attorney Joel Katz was recently named “Lawyer of the Year” by Billboard magazine. It’s a well-deserved honor for the 73-year-old legal eagle, chairman of the global entertainment and media practice Greenberg Traurig. He spends up to half of his waking hours on the road, traveling the globe to represent top label executives in the music business. Katz also makes a point of giving back through numerous philanthropic endeavors. A longtime advocate for the T.J. Martell Foundation, which supports innovative cancer research, he stepped into the role of chairman earlier this year, following the death of his dear friend and client Tony Martell. He’ll be spearheading the foundation’s annual benefit, Atlanta’s Best Cellars Dinner, on Friday, Sept. 15, at InterContinental Hotel Buckhead. The exclusive event unites VIPs from the music, sports, hospitality, high-society, medical, legal and financial industries affiliated with entertainment. “If you’ve been blessed, really blessed, like I have by being in an industry that is full of great stars and great events, you have some social and philanthropic responsibility to use those relationships to create goodness as best that you can,” Katz stated in an interview with Billboard magazine. Southern Seasons Magazine
On the Scene
WITH Travis Reed & Harry Norman, Realtors
PARTNERSHIP WITH ATLANTA FALCONS Celebrating the partnership of Harry Norman, Realtors and the Atlanta Falcons are team members Todd Emerson, VP of the Atlanta Perimeter office; agents Cheryl Dillon and Jasmine Butler; and Mike Wright, VP of Marketing and Communications. Photo by Ross Henderson
Travis Reed, Betsy Franks and Michael Kreithe of sponsor Harry Norman, Realtors. Photos by Kim Link
Champions for Change
Travis Reed and Jean Douglas, Women’s Resource Center executive director
“It Takes a Man” was the theme for the Champions for Change luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium to benefit the Women’s Resource Center to end domestic violence. Luxury Realtor Travis Reed and Harry Norman Realtors were among the event sponsors. Host Jason Carter, former state senator and grandson of President Jimmy Carter, praised the 31-year-old organization for using resources for “truly great things,” including providing shelter, food and a safe haven for families as well as maintaining a crisis hotline. Virginia Brooks and Molly Lane were presented with the 2017 Clarence Seeliger Local Justice Award. Captain Jay Eisner was named the 2017 Champion for Change. Women’s Resource Center’s 24-hour hotline: 404/688-9436. 100
New Additions at Buckhead North Rob Owen, senior VP and managing broker of Harry Norman, Realtors Buckhead North office, welcomed 10 new associates, as well as assistant managing broker John Patrick. Pictured above: Alex Lowe, Sarah Olivera, Rob Owen, Taylor Pullman, Rodney Harris. Pictured below: John Patrick, Katie Doherty, Nick LaMonte, Cindy Park, Deanna Whitby and Rob Owen. Not pictured: Erin Powell Sturtevant, Morgan Hassel.
Right: Gala chair Joy Rohadfox, CEO of Rohadfox Construction Control Services; and NKF executive director Cara McKinney.
Above: Honoree Dr. William H. Cleveland and NKF board member Dr. Frita M. Fisher.
paint atlanta orange gala
Guests showed their support for the National Kidney Foundation at the Paint Atlanta Orange Gala, held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The event honored William H. Cleveland, M.D., a clinical nephrologist on staff at seven Atlanta hospitals and medical director for two local dialysis centers; and 12-year-old kidney transplant recipient Belle Helton. Honorary chairs were Sylvia Reed and Richard Bowers. The evening featured cocktails, dinner and a performance by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.
Event co-chairs Martin and Jennifer Flanagan.
Host committee members Bonnie & Leamon Holliday, and Virginia & Raymond Singletary.
earth day celebration
“Moonlight Through the Pines” was the theme of The Nature Conservancy’s 23rd annual Earth Day Celebration to protect Georgia’s forests, waters and coast. Sustainability leaders and conservation philanthropists congregated at The Promenade at Piedmont Park to enjoy a Georgia-based menu by Dennis Dean, music by The Bradley Cole Smith Band, and a silent auction featuring excursions and experiences in nature. Since 1994, the event has raised millions of dollars to support conservation efforts. To learn more, visit nature.org. Southern Seasons Magazine
2 3 1. Heather Holly, Stephanie Russell and Liz Lapidus toasted New York Times bestselling author Holly Peterson at J. McLaughlin in the Peachtree Battle shopping center during a book signing party for her latest release, “It Happens in the Hamptons.”
2. & 3. Andee’s Army, a nonprofit foundation for youth with brain and spinal cord injuries, hosted a Summer Soiree at The Estate to thank supporters and to celebrate the high school graduation of namesake Andee Poulos, pictured with event sponsor Travis Reed. Guests also included board member and child neurologist Dr. Barbara Weissman and Susannah Kidwell, director of rehabilitation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Andee’s Army’s fall fundraiser, An Evening of Hope, will be held Sept. 16. Photos by Ross Henderson 4. & 5. ART PAPERS raised more than $275,000 at its 18th annual Art Auction at Ponce City Market, offering works by 200-plus established and emerging artists from around the country. On hand for the event were ART PAPERS executive director Saskia Benjamin and editor/artistic director Victoria Camblin, as well as Mary Stanley, Lucinda Bunnen and Shawn Smith. Ben Rose Photography
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6. Firefighters from stations across the downtown Atlanta area competed in a barbecue rib cook-off in support of the local communities at Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s annual Firehouse Challenge. Pictured are Hyatt executive chef Thomas McKeown, hostess Tracye Hutchins of CBS 46, Station 15 winners Robert Hill and Randy McCord, and Hyatt GM Peter McMahon.
7. & 8. Pictured at a special historical program of the French Heritage Society are honored guests Consul-General of France Louis de Corail, Count Eduard-Francois de Lencquesaing, FHS chair Suzy Wasserman, Leslie Petter, Mayor of Saint Omer Francois Decoster, sponsors Michael Kriethe and Travis Reed of Travis Reed & Associates, and hosts Leslie & Skip Petter. Photos by Ross Henderson
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9. Harry Norman, Realtors served as diamond sponsor of the 2nd annual Designer Showhouse and Gardens to benefit the Atlanta History Center. Joining agents for a private tour of the home designed by James Means were Russell Gray, Shea Zimmerman and Christy Harris from the Buckhead North office. Photo by Ross Henderson 10. Realtor Cathy Boston of Harry Norman, Realtors served as a platinum sponsor of “The Storied Houses of Brookhaven,” a coffee table book commemorating historic Brookhaven by author/illustrator Richard Diedrich. Her home is one of 90-plus residences featured in the book. For more details, visit brookhavenlibretto.com. Photo by Ross Henderson 11. Taco Mac’s annual Can Jam benefit raised $10,575 to benefit Camp Twin Lakes, with top honors going to the restaurant’s Kennesaw, Peachtree City and Suwanee locations. Cheryl Belair, Camp Twin Lakes director of development, accepted the check from Taco Mac’s Jason Everett, director of operations; Felicia Morris; Adam Anacker, beverage director; Haley Cappizi; Isabel O’Cathey, brand manager; Merrick Bonner, special events manager; and Jill Morrisey, CEO.
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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S “LUZIA” Sept. 14-Nov. 19 Atlantic Station
“MOTHER GOOSE” Through Sept. 17 Center for Puppetry Arts
FALL ACT3 PRODUCTIONS
Sept. 15-30 “Clybourne Park,” satire takes a jab at race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood, with Act 1 set in 1959 and Act 2 in 2009. Nov. 3-18 “Into the Woods,” fractured fairy tale about an ambivalent Cinderella, a bloodthirsty Little RedRiding Hood, and a charming prince. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905.
Sept. 16-Oct. 15 “The Christians,” a provocative excavation of modern faith, featuring music from a community choir of all faiths and backgrounds. Nov. 11-Dec. 3 “Cardboard Piano,” drama. In a remote Ugandan village, two girls sneak into the local church to hold a makeshift wedding. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/6077469. actors-express.com.
aLLIANCE THEATRE Alliance Series
Through Sept. 24 “Shakespeare in Love,” staged at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center. A woman inspires Will to write a masterpiece against a background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics. Oct. 7-Nov. 18 “Crossing Delancey,” examines the clash between traditional Jewish-American immigrant culture
and more modern aspirations, staged at Marcus Jewish Community Center. Hertz Series Oct. 20-Nov. 12 “Hand to God,” comedy about a Christian ministry puppet possessed by the devil, staged at Dad’s Garage. Ages 16+. Family Series Nov. 12-19 “Alice Between,” a 7th grader finds herself in a strange world on her first day of school, staged at Rich Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center. Special Performances Dec. 8-24 “A Christmas Carol,” Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Theatre for the Very Young Oct. 3-Nov. 5 “Beautiful Blackbird,” rhythmic play about true beauty found within, Black Box Theatre. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-4650.
Munroe Theater, 605 Asbury Circle NE. Nov. 16 Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet Nov. 16-18 Emory Dance Company Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atl. 404/727-
ART STATION THEATRE
ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE
comedy about a struggling L.A. actor working in Barbra Streisand’s house. Co-produced with Out Front Theatre. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain Village. 770/469-1105. artstation.org.
cockney flower girl is transformed into an elegant lady in this beloved musical with one of theatre’s greatest scores. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, Marietta. 404/377-9948.
Sept. 14-17 “Buyer & Cellar,” one-man
ARTS AT EMORY
Sept. 21-Oct. 1 “Midnight Pillow,” staged Thurs.-Sun. Oct. 7 Alessio Bax & Chee-Yun Oct. 19-21 Staibdance: wishdust Oct. 22 Vienna Boys Choir Oct. 26-Nov. 5 “The Anointing of Dracula: A Grand Guignol,” staged Thurs.-Sun. (plus Oct. 31) at Mary Gray
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 “Beauty & the Beast,” 1-hour production for children, Infinite Energy Theater, Duluth. Dec. 8-28 “Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker,” Fox Theatre, Atl.
ATLANTA BRAVES CONCERT
Sept. 23 Fitz and the Tantrums postgame concert, free with paid game ticket. SunTrust Park. 800/745-3000. braves.com/concerts.
Through Sept. 3 “My Fair Lady,” a
Nov. 4, 7, 10, 12 “The Flying Dutchman,” Wagner’s epic work based on the legendary ghost story of the cursed Dutchman. 8 PM Sat., 7:30 PM Tues., 8 PM Fri., 3 PM Sun. at Cobb Energy Centre. 404/881-8885.
ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL
Sept. 15 The B-52s with ASO Sept. 16 UB40 Sept. 24 Tesla Sept. 27 Indigo Girls with ASO Sept. 29 Trey Anastasio with ASO Sept. 30 Rufus Wainwright with ASO Oct. 17 Herbie Hancock Oct. 22 Michael McDonald, Marc Cohn
Nov. 3 Amos Lee with ASO Nov. 10 Tori Amos Nov. 12 John Cleese with screening of Monty Python & The Holy Grail Nov. 17 Randy Newman Nov. 19 Celtic Thunder with ASO Nov. 22 John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring Nov. 25-26 Disney’s Broadway Hits with ASO Dec. 8 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: “Big Band Holidays.” Jan. 26 The Music of Prince with ASO Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 800/745-3000.
ATL. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Classical
Sept. 21, 23-24 Bernstein, Michael Kurtha, Gershwin
Oct. 7, 10 Shakespeare Meets Italian Opera in Verdi’s Otello Oct. 12, 14 Cutting Edge of Classical (plus Oct. 13 performance at KSU) Oct. 19, 21 Bernstein, Prokofiev, Ravel Nov. 2, 4 Falla’s Sexy Flamenco
PhotoGRAPHY: Matt Beard / Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi / © 2017 Cirque du Soleil
Gypsy Dance (plus Nov. 5 performance at Porter Performing Arts Center). Nov. 9, 11 Mahler’s Exuberant Seventh Symphony Nov. 16, 18 Opera Stars Light up Verdi’s Requiem Movies in Concert Oct. 25-26 La La Land in Concert Oct. 27-28 Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneTM in Concert Family Oct. 29 Halloween Haunts with Harry, Hedwig, and Hexenritt!, 3 PM Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Nov. 5 Overture Concert, 3 PM. Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Bldg., Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-5000.
Sept. 8-Oct. 1 “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up,” witty onewoman show set in the deep South. Sept. 21-Oct. 15 “Abigail/1702.” Ten years after the Salem witch trials, notorious young accuser Abigail seeks salvation in Boston, only to find her new life haunted by terrors of the past. Nov. 16-Dec. 23 Christmas Canteen 2017, musical revue with sketch comedy, theatrics and nostalgia. 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville.
BIG CHICKEN CHORUS
Sept. 9 Real Men Sing, 7 PM. Dec. 9-10 Christmas Shows, 3 PM.
Pictured ABOVE AND BELOW: PhotoGRAPHY BY Matt Beard Costumes BY Giovanna Buzzi © 2017 Cirque du Soleil
Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave. bigchickenchorus.org.
Sept. 16 Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Sept. 20 Hanson 3110 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/8432825. thebuckheadtheatre.com.
CALLANWOLDE CONCERT BAND Sept. TBA Fall Concert, 3 PM. Oct. 27 Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain, 7 PM.
Oct. 6-8, 12-14 “The Rainmaker.” Rain comes, and so does love in a drought-ridden rural town in the West. Oct. 20-21 CSN & MVAA benefit The Art Place-Mountainview, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770/516-
CHASTAIN PARK AMPHITHEATRE
Sept. 2 Il Divo Sept. 4 Goo Goo Dolls, Phillip Phillips Oct. 14 Willie Nelson and Family
4469 Stella Dr. at Powers Ferry Road, Atl. chastainseries.com.
CAPITOL CITY OPERA CO.
Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA
Monthly Dinner and a Diva series, third Tuesday at Petite Violette, 2948 Clairmont Road NE. (“Aida,” Sept.; “Lucia di Lammermoor,” Oct.; “La bohème,” Nov.) 404/634-6268. ccityopera.org. 678/301-8013.
CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS Family Series
Through Sept. 17 “Mother Goose” Sept. 19-Oct. 22 “Charlotte’s Web” Oct. 24-Nov. 5 “The 3 Little Pigs & More”
Nov. 7-Dec. 31 “Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer” New Direction Series (Adults & Teens) Oct. 11-28 “The Ghastly Dreadfuls” Special Exhibit Through Sept. 3 “Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City.” 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl.
Sept. 14-Nov. 19 Escape to an
“THE KING AND I” Sept. 26-Oct. 1 Fox Theatre Nov. 16 “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 800-
COCA-COLA ROXY THEATRE
Oct. 8 Harry Styles Live On Tour Nov. 7-8 alt-J 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atl. livenation. com.
CONCERTS BY THE SPRINGS Sept. 10 The Tams, 7-8:30 PM
at Heritage Green, Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Blue Stone Road. Free. 404/851-9111.
CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN
Sept. 8 Garrison Keillor Prairie Home
imaginary Mexico in this visually stunning production of acrobatics and artistry, staged under the whiteand-gold Big Top at Atlantic Station. An international cast of 44 performers takes circus stunts to a whole new level, from daring leaps and speed juggling to gravity-defying feats in the rain. Tickets start at $35. cirquedusoleil.com/luzia.
Love & Comedy Show, Atl. Botanical Garden’s Great Lawn, Midtown. Sept. 30 TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Ivester Amphitheater, Atl. Botanical Garden-Gainesville. Bring blankets or low chairs. Cash bar and food on-site. 404/876-5859.
COBB ENERGY CENTRE
Sept. 22 Temptations & Four Tops Sept. 23 Tracy Morgan, 8 PM Sept. 24 Peppa Pig’s Surprise, 5 PM Sept. 30 John Mulaney Oct. 7 Rickey Smiley & Friends Oct. 13 Travis Tritt Oct. 14 Trevor Noah Oct. 21 Rodney Carrington Nov. 4, 7, 10, 12 Atlanta Opera, “The Flying Dutchman”
concertsinthegarden.org. Sept. 9 Classic Nashville Roadshow: Jason Petty & Katie Deal, 3 & 8 PM.
Sept. 16 Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset 2017, 8 PM.
Sept. 23 Forever Ray, Ray Charles Tribute Band, 3 & 8 PM.
Oct. 13-Nov. 5 “Fiddler On the Roof.” 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. Nov. 24-Dec. 10 “Sanders Family Christmas 2017,” 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 Southern Seasons Magazine
“THE COLOR PURPLE” Oct. 24-29 Fox Theatre
Cynthia Erivo in “THE COLOR PURPLE” on Broadway. Photo by Matthew Murphy
PM Sat.-Sun. 101 School St. in the Historic Cumming Public School. 770/781-9178.
Sept. 10 John Burke, 6-8 PM 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur.
Sept. 16 Upright Citizen’s Brigade Oct. 13 Spanish Harlem Orchestra Oct. 27 SIRO-A Nov. 4 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Nov. 16 Adam Ben-Ezra Nov. 26 Moscow Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atl. at Ga. Tech.
Sept. 2 Soul Series: K-Ci & JoJo, Dru Hill, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Next Sept. 3 Coca-Cola Summer Film Fest: Beauty & the Beast Sing-A-Long Sept. 16 Soul Series: Lalah Hathaway, Avery Sunshine, Avant, Jon B Sept. 22 Michael Carbonaro Live! Oct. 2 Paramore Oct. 6 Mastodon Oct. 7 Shopkins Live! Oct. 16 Gracias Christmas Cantata Oct. 20 Lil Yachty Oct. 22 David Sedaris Nov. 11 Ringo Starr & All Starr Band Nov. 17 John Prine, Kacey Musgraves 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atl. 404/881-2100. foxtheatre.org.
GEORGIA ENSEMBLE THEATRE Sept. 14-Oct. 1 “Once on This
Island,” smash hit Broadway musical with exhilarating Caribbean rhythms. Oct. 26-Nov. 12 “Morningside,” different generations are thrown together to battle it out in a shrewd comedy set in an Atlanta neighborhood on a sunny spring 106
Oct. 30, Dec. 18 The Joe Gransden Big Band Series jazz concerts. FamilyStage: Adventure Series Sept. 16, 23, 30 “The Jungle Book,” 11 AM. Young Mowgli is lost in the jungle, where he’s adopted by a bear, a panther and other beasts. Oct. 28, Nov. 4 & 11 “Miss Nelson is Missing!,” 11 AM. Students are in for a surprise when scary substitute teacher Viola Swamp turns up. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770/641-1260.
GEORGIA FESTIVAL CHORUS Nov. 19 Carols by Candlelight
Concert, 6 PM, McEachern Methodist Church, 4075 Macland Road, Powder Springs. Nov. 30 Christmas Concert, 7:30 PM, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.
GA. METRO DANCE THEATRE
Oct. 13-15 “Dracula,” staged at 7:30 PM Fri.-Sat. & 2 PM Sun. at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square, 117 North Park Square. Nov. 24-26 “The Nutcracker,” staged at 7:30 PM Fri., 2 & 7:30 PM Sat., 2 PM Sun. at The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta. 678/287-
GSU SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Sept. 13 Lily Afshar, guitar Sept. 20 Symphony Orchestra Sept. 21 Symphonic Wind Ensemble Sept. 26 neoPhonia - Charles Knox Oct. 3 Wind Orchestra Oct. 10 Brass Choirs Oct. 21 Fall Choral Showcase Oct. 25 Jazz Combos Nov. 27 Jazz Guitar Ensembles Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree
Center Ave. SE, Atl. 404/413-5901.
GA. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Oct. 21 Classics I: “From Darkness to Light,” 8 PM. Oct. 22 & 29 Ga. Youth Symphony Orchestra Season Opening, Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw. Nov. 4 Jazz I: “America, Vol. 2: Big Band,” 8 PM, Strand Theatre, Marietta. Dec. 2 GSO Holiday Pops, matinee & evening performances. Performances at Marietta Performing Arts Center unless noted. 770/4297016. georgiasymphony.org.
GLOVER PARK CONCERT
Sept. 29 Grapevine, free concert at 8
Sept. 30 Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzmán Oct. 7 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Nancy Wilson Oct. 11 Gorillaz: Humanz Tour Oct. 19 Halsey, PartyNextDoor, Charli XCX Theater Sept. 2 Dance Fever 2017 Sept. 9 “Frozen Heart,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet Sept. 16 Hibiki: The Japanese Fusion Experience Sept. 23 Home By Dark: Jenn Bostic and Ernie Halter Sept. 29-Oct. 1 “Beauty & the Beast,” Atlanta Ballet 2 Oct. 8 Champions of Magic Oct. 10 Artrageous Nov. 24-26 “The Nutcracker,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com.
Sept. 9 ONE MusicFest 2017, urban progressive, featuring Jill Scott, Sean Paul, Jidenna, Too Short and more. Sept. 30 Jack Johnson 2002 Lakewood Ave., Atl. 404/4435000. livenation.com.
LITTLE FIVE ARTS ALIVE
Through Nov. 5 (weekends) Free outdoor arts series from 5-8 PM Sat. & Sun. at Findley and Davis plazas, corner of Euclid and Moreland avenues, Atl. littlefiveartsalive.com.
LIVE! IN ROSWELL SERIES Oct. 14 An Evening with Edwin
McCain, 8 PM, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. $30. 770/594-
“LOVE NEVER DIES: The Phantom Returns”
Nov. 28-Dec. 3 The ultimate love
PM at Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. Parking available at Cobb County Park Decks. mariettaga.gov/
home by dark CONCERT
Sept. 1-2 Tony Arata, Danny Mitchell at Chukkar Farm, 1140 Liberty Grove Road, Alpharetta. homebydark.com.
Sept. 22-Oct. 29 “Project Dawn.” An innovative court is designed to transform the lives of women in the sex trade in a gritty drama inspired by the real-life story. 1083 Austin Ave., Little Five Points, Atl. 404/584-7450. horizontheatre.com.
Infinite Energy Center Arena
Sept. 2 Marco Antonio Solis, Jesse & Joy
Sept. 9 I Love the 90’s Tour: TLC, Naughty by Nature, Color Me Badd, Montell Jordan, SNAP! Sept. 10 Shreya Ghoshal with Symphony Live In Concert Sept. 21 Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade
MUSIC MIDTOWN Sept. 16-17 Piedmont Park
Traveling performances without seating; chairs by request. Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 770/463-
Sept. 14-Oct. 8 “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” a tiger witnesses the puzzling absurdities of war. Nov. 10-19 Home Brew Festival, new play readings and workshops. 1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-7647.
Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) in “LA LA LAND.” Photo by Dale Robinette
story continues in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel, as the Phantom seeks to win back Christine’s love in the glittering world of Coney Island in 1907. Staged at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. atlanta.
MARIETTA’S NEW THEATRE IN THE SQUARE
Through Sept. 17 “The Glass Menagerie,” Tennessee Williams’ autobiographical memory play. Sept. 28-Oct. 15 “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” seriousminded comedy about wrestling, geopolitics and raisin bread. Nov. 16-Dec. 30 “Gift of the Magi,” O. Henry’s holiday classic set in Atlanta in the 1950s. 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 770/426-
“LA LA LAND” with ASO Oct. 25-26 Atlanta Symphony Hall series from 7-11 PM Sunday at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park, 500 10th St NE Atl. Beverages available for purchase. 21+ only. 404/249-0001.
Nov. 4 Fall Out Boy Nov. 7 Imagine Dragons Nov. 11 Jim Gaffigan Nov. 14 JAY Z Nov. 28 Lady Gaga Dec. 12 Katy Perry Dec. 17 Janet Jackson 1 Philips Dr., next to CNN Center.
PINCH ‘N’ OUCH THEATRE
Through Sept. 23 “Glengarry Glen Ross,” David Mamet’s scalding comedy about cutthroat real estate salesmen. Shows Thurs.-Sat. 195 Arizona Ave., Suite L/W1, Atl.
MICHAEL O’NEAL SINGERS
RIALTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS @ GSU
Oct. 22 Brahms Requiem, 3 PM. Dec. 3 Christmas with MOS, 3 PM. Performances at Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd.
Sept. 16-17 Music fest at Piedmont Park features Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Future, blink-182, Weezer, Big Sean, Young the Giant, Bastille, Collective Soul, The Strumbellas, Judah & The Lion and more. Gates open at noon. musicmidtown.com.
OUT FRONT THEATRE CO.
Oct.19-Nov. 6 “The Rocky Horror Show.” A couple stumbles upon the home of a mad scientist as he’s unveiling his new creation in this smash musical with audience participation. Staged at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. $25 ($20 students, $15 children). 999 Brady Ave. NW, Atl. 404/448-2755.
PARK TAVERN SUNSET SESSIONS Sept. 3, 10, 24, Oct. 1 Free concert
Oct. 1 Ethan Bortnick benefit concert Oct. 14 Pharoah Sanders Quartet Oct. 21 Ailey II Oct. 28 Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton Nov. 18 Niyaz: “Fourth Light Project” Dec. 2-3 Gala Holiday Concert, 8 PM Sat., 3 PM Sun.
Dec. 16-17 Celtic Christmas, 8 PM Sat., 3 PM Sun. 80 Forsyth Street NW. 404/413-9TIX.
ROSWELL RIVERSIDE SOUNDS CONCERTS Sept. 2 Lera Lynn Oct. 7 Southern Avenue
7-9 PM at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road. Free. Food trucks on-site. 770/641-3705.
Sept. 28-Nov. 5 “The Sleepy Hollow Experience,” the headless horseman rides to town for this immersive show. Nov. 30-Dec. 30 “The Snow Queen” lights up the wintry woods with the story of love’s power over evil.
STAGE DOOR PLAYERS
Sept. 22-Oct. 15 “Dial M for Murder.” After a husband’s plan to murder his wife goes awry, a Hitchcockian game of cat and mouse ensues. Dec. 1-17 “Christmas at Sweet Apple,” a hometown celebration based on the writings of Celestine Sibley. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. stagedoorplayers.net. 770/396-1726.
Sept. 3 “HATS,” original stage play. Sept. 16 “Strand Ole Opry” Oct. 1 “Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last!” Oct. 6-7 Chicago and Boston tribute Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770/293-0080.
Symphony on the Square
Dec. 8 8th Annual Holiday Concert from 8-10 PM at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Pkwy. SE, Marietta. symphonyonthesquare.org.
SYNCHRONICITY THEATRE Sept. 22-Oct. 15 “Sense and
Sensibility,” playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters after their father’s sudden death in late 18th-century England. 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 5 PM Sun. Dec. 8-31 “Heidi,” new musical re-telling of the classic Victorian-era book about the power of love. 7 PM Fri., 1 & 4 PM Sat., 2 & 5 PM Sun. One Peachtree Pointe Complex, 1545 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/484-8636.
Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre
Sept. 7 Inaugural Season Launch Celebration and Fundraiser, 7-10 PM, Westside Cultural Arts Center, 760 10th St. NW, Atl. Oct. 12-15 World Premiere, 8 PM, Westside Cultural Arts Center. Nov. 17-19 World Premiere, 8 PM, Serenbe, 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road Chattahoochee Hills. terminus-serenbe.com.
THE BOWL AT SUGARHILL Sept. 2 Ben Folds Nov. 11 Atlanta Rhythm Section 5039 West Broad St., Sugar Hill.
“THE COLOR PURPLE”
Oct. 24-29 Epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South with a score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. Staged at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. atlanta.broadway.com.
“THE KING AND I”
Sept. 26-Oct. 1 Set in 1860’s Bangkok, this award-winning musical tells the story of the tempestuous relationship between the King of Siam and British schoolteacher Anna, with a score of beloved classics. Staged at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun.
Sept. 7-17 “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” musical retelling of the beloved medieval love story, staged at The Rialto Center for the Arts. Sept. 28-Oct. 15 “Boy,” explores the tricky terrain of loving oneself and others amidst the confusion of gender identity. Mature content. Nov. 30-Dec. 24 “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” effervescent, comedic sequel to Jane Austen’s literary romance. Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atl. 678/528-1500. theatricaloutfit.org.
TRUE COLORS THEATRE CO. Sept. 12-Oct. 8 “Holler If Ya Hear
Me,” musical about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope, inspired by the music and lyrics of late rapper Tupac Shakur. Staged at 8 PM Wed.Sat., 2:30 PM Sat. & Sun. Southwest Arts Center Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atl. 877/725-8849.
Sept. 22 Lizz Wright Sept. 23 Adam Ant Sept. 29-30 Drive-By Truckers 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atl. 404/5247354. variety-playhouse.com.
Sept. 8 Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young Sept. 16 ASO: Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams Sept. 23 Kicks Country Fair: Darius Rucker, Randy Houser Sept. 30 Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Walker Hayes Oct. 7 Crock Fest: Toby Keith, ZZ Top, Midland Oct. 20-21 Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, Chris Lane 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta. vzwamp.com.
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Woofstock – Sept. 30-Oct. 1 – Smyrna Market Village Road, Dunwoody. $1 per tasting.
ATLANTA PARENT’S FAMILY FEST Oct. 14 Family fun at the Mercer
Atlanta Campus from 10 AM-4 PM with live music, storytelling, exhibits, craft booths, petting farm, inflatables, camel & pony rides, food and more.
BOOK FEST OF THE MJCCA Prologue
Taste of Atlanta – Oct. 20-22 – Fourth Ward Park
festivals & FOODIE FUN AJC DECATUR BOOK FEST Sept. 1-3 Largest independent
book festival in the country with book signings, author readings, children’s area, live music, parades, cooking shows, poetry slams, workshops and more on Decatur’s downtown square.
ALIVE IN ROSWELL
Sept. 21, Oct. 19 Free family-friendly fest with live bands, food trucks and kids games, 5-9 PM at Canton Street and Historic Roswell Square, with trolley service. aliveinroswell.com.
ALPHARETTA ART IN PARK Sept. 23 Outdoor artists market
features handcrafted work by local artists, from pottery and woodwork to jewelry and paintings. 9 AM-4 PM at Main Street & Milton Avenue.
ALPHARETTA BREW MOON FEST Sept. 30 Enjoy beer, wine and
food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants, plus live music. Bring your own chair. 6:30-11 PM. Milton
Avenue, downtown. $10 entry fee, $100 table of 6, $130 table of 8.
ATLANTA BELTLINE LANTERN PARADE Sept. 9 Glowing procession of light,
music and color on the Eastside Trail, from Irwin Street up to Piedmont Park, 8-11 PM. Kicks off Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibit. art.beltline.org.
atlanta CHEESE festival
Sept. 23 Samples from cheese and artisan food producers, plus live music at Old Fourth Ward Park. thecheesefest.com.
atlanta greek festival Sept. 28-Oct. 1 Enjoy all things
Greek at this 42nd annual fest, with music, dancing, shopping, cuisine, cooking demos, children’s entertainment, exhibits and tours at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 2500 Clairmont Road.
ATLANTA KOSHER BBQ FEST
Oct. 22 Annual festival presented by Hebrew Order of David International features dozens of BBQ tastings, kosher vendors, beer garden, live music and kids area in the Pavilion at Brook Run Park, 4470 N. Peachtree
Sept. 10 Guest author Carol Leifer Sept. 26 Guest author Nelson DeMille Festival
Nov. 4-19 26th annual author event
Drive, plus live entertainment, acoustic music, children’s area and gourmet food trucks. 4469 Stella Dr., Atl. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Free.
COUNTRY LIVING FAIR
Oct. 27-29 Folk art, antiques, crafts, art, furniture and home décor, plus seminars, demos, gourmet market, general store, live music and kids’ fun at Stone Mountain Park’s Event Meadow. 10 AM-5 PM. $16 ($13 adv.) daily; $20 ($15 adv.) weekend; $40 Early Bird; free for 16 & under. Plus park entry fee. 1-866/500-FAIR. countryliving.com/fair.
features meet-and-greets, book signings, community read, panel discussions, children and teen activities and more. Most events held at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678/812-4005. atlantajcc.
BROOKHAVEN Chili Cook Off
CUMMING COUNTRY FAIR & FESTIVAL
Oct. 7 Neighborhood festival with music, live entertainment, food and drink vendors, kid zone, and 75+ cooking teams. 12:306 PM at Brookhaven Park, 2660 Osborne Road. Free parking behind MARTA & Brookhaven City Hall. brookhavenchilicookoff.com.
CANDLER PARK FALL FEST
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Celebration of music, art and family with live entertainment, kids activities, Artist Market (noon-6 PM), 5K & Fun Run Races (9 AM-noon, Sat.) and Tour of Homes (Sun., $25). Candler Park and Mclendon Ave. NE., Atl. Noon-10 PM Sat., noon-9 PM Sun. Free. fallfest.candlerpark.org. 404/577-4212.
CHASTAIN PARK ARTS FEST Nov. 4-5 Annual fest features a
spectacular outdoor gallery of fine art and crafts at Chastain Park along Park
Oct. 7 Outdoor family fest with antique vendors, local juried artists and merchants, musicians, children’s activities and food vendors. 10 AM-5 PM. 12650 Crabapple Road, downtown Milton. Free parking, shuttles available.
Oct. 5-15 Concerts, carnival midway with 40+ rides and games, live shows, petting zoo, Heritage Village and more at Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road. 4-10 PM Mon.-Thurs., 4 PM-midnight Fri., 10 AM-midnight Sat., 12:30-9 PM Sun. $7 (free for 10 & under), $5 parking. cummingfair.net. 770/781-3491.
Sept. 1-4 Mega pop culture convention in Atlanta for fans of sci-fi/ fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film, with workshops, concerts, parties, costumes, exhibitors and more. Parade down Peachtree Street at 10 AM Sat. dragoncon.org.
EAST ATLANTA STRUT
Sept. 23 Live music and comedy, car show, games, artists market, Strut parade, kids village, community booths and food vendors at East Atlanta
Village, intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood avenues. 11 AM-9 PM. Free.
EAST COBBER PARADE & FEST Sept. 16 Community event kicks off
at 10 AM with parade (from Mt. Bethel Elementary School travels south on Johnson Ferry Road and left on Olde Towne Pkwy.), followed by festival from 11 AM-3 PM in South parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church with arts & crafts, merchant booths, food, carnival games and entertainment stage. eastcobber.com/parade.
ELEGANT ELF MARKETPLACE Nov. 4-5 Annual holiday gift market of handmade crafts, art, jewelry, fashion, home décor, gourmet food, toys and entertainment at Sandy Springs Society’s holiday shopping extravaganza at Lake Forest Elementary School, 5920 Sandy Springs Circle. Event also features demonstrations, book signings and fashion show. 9 AM-5 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $5 (free, ages 10 & under). sandyspringssociety.org.
EUROPEAN MARKET ON MILTON AVE.
Dragon Con Parade – Sept. 2 – Downtown Atlanta
Sept. 16-17 Shop eclectic
merchandise, from vintage home furnishings and local art to handcrafted jewelry, under a big tent on Milton Ave., Alpharetta. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11-5 PM Sun. europeanmarketonmilton.
FALL FESTIVAL ON PONCE Oct. 14-15 Juried arts & crafts
fest and street market, with food/ drink concessions and live acoustic entertainment at Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atl. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.
GA. MOUNTAIN FALL FEST
Oct. 13-21 Live music, arts & crafts, food booths, flower show, fiddlers and more at the Ga. Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. $12 (free, 12 & under). 706/896-4191.
GOLD RUSH DAYS
Oct. 21-22 Celebrate the 1828 discovery of gold in Dahlonega with art & craft exhibitors, food, kids’ activities, gold panning contest, parade, music and more. dahlonegajaycees.com.
GREAT ATLANTA BEER FEST Oct. 7 Head to SunTrust Park
for an afternoon of fun with 150+ different beers to sample, live music and entertainment, college football on the big screen. Includes souvenir cup; food available for purchase. greatatlantabeerfest.com.
HARVEST BALLOON FEST
Oct. 21 Sterling on the Lake’s annual
festival at the Village Green, 7004 Lake Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch, with tethered balloon rides ($15), balloon glow, food & craft vendors, pet adoptions, hay rides, carnival rides and kids activities. 3-8 PM. $10. 770/967-
Sept. 16-17 Largest Japanese cultural festival in the Southeast features music and dance performances, taiko drummers, martial arts, workshops, a marketplace of goods, exhibits, kids activities and food at Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 10 AM-6 PM. $10 (6 & under, free).
JEKYLL ISLAND SHRIMP & GRITS FESTIVAL
Sept. 15-17 Eat, drink and celebrate this classic southern dish in the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District, with 100+ art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations and more.
Art Alley, Chalk Spot street art and more. Free admission. 10 AM-5 PM. 50 N. Park Square. 404/966-8497.
Oct. 14-15 Presented by the Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art, this annual chalk and beer festival in the Marietta Square features live chalk street drawings, Craft Beer Festival (ticketed event for 21+), artists market, music concert, chalk competition, kids crafts (1-5 PM Sun.) and free museum admission. 10 AM-5 PM. chalktoberfest.com.
Oct. 21 Arts and crafts festival at Glover Park in the Historic Marietta Square, plus Halloween Happenings (1-5 PM) with children’s carnival games and costume contest, Touch-A-Truck (10 AM-4 PM) and Scarecrows in the Square awards. 9 AM-5 PM. 770/7945601. mariettacalendar.com.
Marietta International Film Festival
JOHNS CREEK ARTS FEST
Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta.
Oct. 21-22 A gallery of whimsical works showcased in a green space across from the Atlanta Athletic Club on Hwy. 141 (Medlock Bridge Road). 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. johns.splashfestivals.com.
MARIETTA ART IN THE PARK FESTIVAL
Sept. 2-4 31st annual art fest at Glover Park in the Marietta Square with a juried artist market of original works by 175 artists, Children’s
Sept. 9-10 Film screenings at Earl
Square features arts & crafts booths, Kids Zone, Tiny Tot Town, Toy Box Trot fun run (8:30 AM Sat.), Hubcaps and History Car Show (Sat.), Military, Motorcycles & More Cruise-In (Sun.), and Marietta Grassroots Music Festival (3-9 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun.) Supports the Marietta Museum of History. Vendor hours: 9 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square. Free. 770/794-5710.
NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL & POW-WOW Nov. 2-5 A Native American cultural
showcase with dance, music, crafts, cooking, storytelling and more at Stone Mountain Park’s Antebellum Plantation. 9 AM-3 PM Thurs.-Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $15, plus park entry fee. stonemountainpark.com.
NORCROSS ART SPLASH
Oct. 7-8 Festival in historic Norcross features a colorful display of artisan works, Kidz Zone, live music and food. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.
Marietta SQUARE ARTISAN MARKET
arts & crafts, rides, games, dancers, musicians and fireworks at dusk on Mon. at Sam Smith Park in Cartersville. 4-11 PM Fri., noon-11 PM Sat. & Sun., noon-10 PM Mon. $5 (under 12, free); $20 daily wristband for unlimited carnival rides. 770/974-9033.
Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 14 & 28, Nov. 11 & 25 Open-air showcase of locally-
Sept. 1-4 Family-friendly festival with
created fine art and premium handcrafted goods on Mill Street by Glover Park. 9 AM-2 PM, 2nd & 4th Sat., AprilNov. artistsmarketmarietta.com.
ROSWELL ARTS FESTIVAL
Sept. 16-17 26th year on the Marietta
Sept. 16-17 51st annual event in Southern Seasons Magazine
FUN AROUND TOWN
JapanFest – Sept. 16-17 – Infinite Energy Center, Duluth Roswell’s town square with arts & crafts, entertainment, kids’ activities and food trucks. 10 AM-5 PM. 610 Atlanta St., free shuttle from Roswell City Hall at 38 Hill St. Benefits Roswell Rec & Parks Dept. roswellartsfestival.
ROSWELL WINE FESTIVAL
Oct. 1 Sample wines from restaurants and businesses along Canton Street in historic Roswell. 2-5 PM (1 PM for VIP).
SANDY SPRINGS FESTIVAL
Sept. 23-24 32nd annual juried arts & crafts extravaganza with 600+ vendors, live music, cultural performances, pet parade (10 AM Sat.), Chalk Walk Art Competition, 10K & 5K race, children’s activities, classic rides and food at Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs. 9 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. sandyspringsfestival.com.
SAVANNAH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Nov. 6-12 Enjoy scenic coastal views while sampling some of the South’s best culinary creations from local and regional restaurants, as well as wine, beer and spirit tastings from around the world. Signature events include Grand Reserve Tasting, River Street Stroll, Taste of Savannah and the Jazz & Bubbles Brunch. savannah
Nov. 10-12 Shop a curated collection of innovative handmade goods, from fine art, home décor and jewelry to apothecary and gourmet foods, at this artisan market at Cobb Galleria Centre, Atl. Noon-7 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat. & Sun. shoppeartisan.com.
SOUTHEASTERN COWBOY FESTIVAL & SYMPOSIUM
Oct. 26-29 15th annual event at Booth Western Art Museum, with gunfight re-enactments, Native American 110
dances, vendors and exhibits. 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. 770/387-
SOUTHERN GROWN FEST
Sept. 1-3 Food fest on Sea Island with top chefs and live music. 800SEA-ISLAND. southerngrown.com.
St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival
Oct. 4-8 Enjoy coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment at area venues. Benefits Hospice of the Golden Isles. ssifoodandspirits.com.
STONE MOUNTAIN HIGHLAND GAMES Oct. 21-22 45th annual event with
Scottish dancing, piping, drumming, harping, games, artisan shops, kids’ activities and parade at The Meadow at Stone Mountain Park. 8 AM-5 PM. $20 ($6, ages 4-12); plus park entry fee. 770/521-0228. smhg.org.
Sept. 16-17 Family fun with parade, 5K & 10K race, live entertainment, arts & crafts vendors and food at Town Center Park. suwaneefest.com.
TASTE OF ATLANTA
Oct. 20-22 16th annual foodie fest at Historic Fourth Ward Park features samples and sips from over 90 restaurants, plus live entertainment, food & beverage tents, cooking demonstrations and family-friendly activities. Noon-7 PM Sat., noon-6 PM Sun. “Sweet 16” block party kickoff: 7:30-11 PM Fri. Grand Tasting Experience also available. Adv. tickets recommended. tasteofatlanta.com.
TASTE OF BUCKHEAD
Sept. 14 Sample the best that Buckhead has to offer at this premier food event at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works. Hosted by the Buckhead Business Association. 6 PM. $50; $75 VIP. 404/467-7607.
TASTE OF SMYRNA
Sept. 16 Restaurant samples ($1$4), acoustic music and kids’ zone, 11 AM-8 PM on the Village Green.
at SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atl. 7 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM). $15. joelosteen.com.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARADE
THE GREAT ARTDOORS FESTIVAL
Dec. 2 Largest holiday parade in the Southeast with floats, giant heliumfilled balloons and marching bands, 10:30 AM-noon in midtown Atlanta. Starts at Peachtree St. near Baker St., turns right onto Marietta St., turns left and ends on Centennial Olympic Park Drive. choa.org.
WONDERROOT ARTIST MARKET
COTTON STATES CAT SHOW
Oct. 14 Art fest at Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, with studio tours, pottery and sculpture exhibit, U-doRaku, performances, live blues music, food, local wines and brews. 10 AM-5 PM. hambidge.org.
Sundays Pop-up market of wares by 40 local artists, noon-3 PM, The Shed at Ponce City Market. wonderroot.org.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Join Star 94.1 and over 50 nonprofit & rescue groups at Smyrna Market Village for “Atlanta’s Largest Pet Party In The Park” with live music, dog contests, kids area, pet adoptions, pet vendors, arts & crafts, food trucks and beverages. 2840 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 11 AM-7 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun. Free. woofstockatl.com.
YELLOW DAISY FESTIVAL
Sept. 7-10 49th year for one of the country’s top arts & crafts shows with 400+ booths of original works, live entertainment, kids’ activities and food in the Special Events Meadow at Stone Mountain Park. 10 AM-6 PM Thurs. & Fri., 10 AM-7:30 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun; Early Bird hours, 8-10 AM Thurs.-Sun. Free; vehicle entry fee.
SPECIAL EVENTS America’s Night of Hope Sept. 30 An evening of hope and
inspiration with Joel and Victoria Osteen
Nov. 4-5 79th annual Cotton States CFA Championship and Household Pet Cat Show, plus vendors and rescue groups, at the Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 9 AM-4 PM Sun. $8 ($6 children & seniors). cottonstatescatclub.org.
COUGAR CLASSIC CAR SHOW & BAZAAR
Oct. 7 Cottage School benefit with car show, arts & crafts, and garage sale. 11 AM-3 PM. 700 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell. cottageschool.org.
FRANCES MCGAHEE YOUTH DAY PARADE
Oct. 14 Festivities begin at First Baptist Church on Mimosa Blvd. and end at Roswell Area Park on Woodstock Road at this 66th annual parade. 10-11 AM. Roswell Rec & Parks Dept.: 770/641-3705.
GEORGIA BRIDAL SHOW
Sept. 10 Bridal extravaganza at Infinite Energy Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. Noon-5 PM. $15. eliteevents.com.
GEORGIA STATE PARKS
Sept. 9 Moonlight Mountain Hike, 7-9 PM, Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge. Ages 10+. RSVP. Sept. 16-17 Harvest at the Homestead, 10 AM-4 PM, Red Top
A TOUR OF SOUTHERN GHOSTS Oct. 13-29 ART Station’s family
storytelling at Stone Mountain Park’s Antebellum Plantation, with spooky tales on lantern-lit paths. 45-minute tours. artstation.org. 770/469-1105.
GOBLINS IN THE GARDEN
Oct. 22 Goblin Runway for costumed kids, crafts, stories, pony & train rides, “Scarecrows” exhibit and cash bar for adults at Atlanta Botanical Garden. atlantabg.org.
BOO at the zoo
for sweet treats on enchanted paths at Zoo Atlanta. 9:30 AM-3 PM. 404/624-
night hikes at Chattahoochee Nature Center, with friendly forest creatures, games, crafts, music and campfire. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770/992-
Oct. 21-22, 28-29 Come in costume 2809. zooatlanta.org.
CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF OAKLAND TOURS
Oct. 20-22, 26-28 Come in costume for 1-hour guided tours through the cemetery’s Victorian gardens, plus musical performances and fortune teller. 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atl. 5:3010:30 PM. $25 ($13, ages 4-12). Adv. tickets only: ticketalternative.com. oaklandcemetery.com.
CHAMBLEE HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
Oct. 28 All-ages costume contest, hayrides, games, haunted house, 5K run and food at Keswick Park, 3496 Keswick Dr. Free. chambleega.com.
Oct. 28 Halloween-themed activities and treats for costumed kids at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 10 AM-2 PM. fernbankmuseum.org.
Pumpkin Fest at Stone Mountain Park
Oct. 20-21, 27-28 Guided 45-minute
HALLOWEEN NIGHT ON CALLANWOLDE MOUNTAIN Oct. 27 Trick-or-treating, costume
contest, concert, LEGO fun, cash bar and food truck. 6-9 PM. $10. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. 404/872-5338.
Oct. 20 Kid-friendly activities and ghostly encounters at Atlanta History Center, 6:30-9:30 PM. Cash bar & food available. $15 ($8 children). atlantahistorycenter.com.
Sept.-Oct. Ghost Tour: 8:30 PM Fri. & Sat. in Sept., nightly in Oct. at 7:30 PM Sun.-Thurs., 7 & 9 PM Fri. & Sat. Oct. 7-29 (Fri. & Sat.) Haunted Cemetery Tours: 8:30 & 10:30 PM. $20
Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival in Kennesaw
Bring flashlight. Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678/226-
6222. scarystroll.com. auroratheatre. com.
little 5 points halloween festival & PARADE
Oct. 21 Artist market, food vendors and live music from noon-11 PM, plus the best Halloween Parade in the South, 4-6 PM, starting at Austin & Euclid. l5phalloween.com.
Sept. 22-Nov. 5 (select dates) Walkthrough dark attraction with special effects, stunt actors and chilling monsters. New this year: “Primal Scream” and “Dr. Grendel’s Funhouse of Horror” in 3D. $23-$35 ($55 speed passes). Georgia Antique & Design Center, 6624 Dawson Blvd., Norcross.
Owl-O-Ween HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
Oct. 27-28 Live entertainment, hot air balloon glows, tethered rides, costume party, trick-or-treating, Kids Zone, merchant marketplace, food trucks and more at Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment Park, 3300 George Busbee Pkwy. Gates open at 6 PM Fri., 4 PM Sat. $14 ($8, ages 3-12). 770/794-7809. owl-o-ween.com.
Sept. 29-Oct. 29 (Fri.-Sun.) Family fun at Stone Mountain Park’s Crossroads with Spookley’s Carnival, parade, scavenger hunts, games, decor and more. Adventure pass & vehicle entry fee. 770/498-5690. stonemountainpark.com.
ROSWELL GHOST TOUR Ongoing Guided 1-mile, 2.5-
hour walking tour by paranormal investigators, departs from Roswell bandstand. Must RSVP. 8:30 PM Fri.-Sun. in Sept.; nightly in Oct. $15 ($10, 12 & under). 770/649-9922.
Sept. 30 Free family street party with 100+ decorated scarecrows, music, hayrides, face painting, farmer’s market and food, 10 AM-2 PM, Milton Avenue, Alpharetta. alpharetta.ga.us.
SIX FLAGS FRIGHT FEST
Sept. 23-Oct. 29 (select dates) Thrills and chills at Six Flags over Georgia in Austell with haunted houses, spooky shows, frightening rides and scare zones. sixflags.com.
TRICK OR TREAT TROT
Oct. 21 Free family festival with costumes, games, activities, candy, food trucks and a 5K run/walk, 9 AM in the Infinite Energy Arena parking lot. Duluth. trickortreattrot.com. Southern Seasons Magazine
FUN AROUND TOWN
NARI Atlanta Homes Tour Sept. 16 Mountain State Park, Acworth. Sept. 30, Oct. 28 Hooch Hike and Paddle, 8:15 AM-2:30 PM, Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Newnan. Ages 10+. RSVP. For a comprehensive listings of events, visit gastateparks.org. 800/864-7275.
illuminated with two million lights, plus live shows, Skylights Spectacular, Singalong Train, nightly parade, meet & greets with Rudolph and Bumble, Rudolph 4D movie, Santa and the Snow Angel, holiday shopping and a snowfall finale. Adventure pass and park entry fee. 770/498-5690.
show at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. $12 ($5 ages 5-12, free for 4 & under).
SWAN COACH HOUSE flea market
Oct. 14-15 Reptile and exotic animal
RIVERS ALIVE CLEAN-UP
Sept. 23 Volunteer to help clean up along the waterways in Roswell at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road. 8:30-11:30 AM. 770/641-3742.
Oct. 7 Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint and friends prepare for Shopville’s annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair” in this first-ever live theatrical show based on the Shopkins toy brand. Staged at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre at 3 PM. $25-$55 ($100 VIP).
foxtheatre.org. 855/285-8499. shopkinsliveontour.com.
Nov. 18-Feb. A snow-packed mountainside of action-packed excitement, with single and family tubing, SnowZone play area and more at Stone Mountain Park. Ticketed event and park entry fee. 770/498-5690.
STONE MTN. CHRISTMAS
Nov. 11-Dec. 31 (select dates) Step into a winter wonderland at Stone Mountain Park’s Crossroads, magically
Sept. 29-30 Find treasures at the right price from Atlanta’s best closets at the Forward Arts Foundation’s annual flea market, held at the Atlanta History Center lower parking deck. Items range from antiques, art and furniture to clothing, jewelry, books and home accessories. Preview Party: 6-9 PM Sept. 28. Market: 10-4 PM Fri. and 10 AM-2 PM Sat. 130 West Paces Ferry Road. swancoachhouse.com.
HOME & GARDEN ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 Cocktails in the Garden, 6-10 PM Thursdays. Sept. 9-10 Chocolate-Covered Weekend, 10 AM-3 PM. Through Oct. 29 “The Curious Garden,” 11 site-specific installations that spotlight ABG’s plant collections and conservation work in a bold way, from spray-painted trees to sparkly old chandeliers dripping with plants. Oct. 3-30 Scarecrows in the Garden, display of nearly 100 creations by area schools, artists and designers, with weekend family fun from 10 AM-4 PM. Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Fest-of-Ale, 5-10 PM Thursdays. Oct. 22 Goblins in the Garden. Nov. 11-Jan. 7 Garden Lights, Holiday
Nights, millions of dazzling LED lights and displays set the grounds ablaze. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/876-
Sept. 11, 18, 25 Garden Tour Mondays, 9:30 AM weekly. Free. Sept. 23 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!, free admission. Oct. 7-8 Viking Encampment. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell. 770/6403855. roswellgov.com.
Sept. 23 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!, free admission. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770/992-
Highlands, N.C. Sept. 16 A showcase of dazzling dahlias at the Highlands Recreation Center, 600 N. 4th St. 1-4:30 PM. $5.
Sept. 26-28 Explore innovative new products and engage with industry creatives at panel discussions, tours, parties, product launches and more. adacatlanta.com.
DUNWOODY HOME TOUR Oct. 4 45th annual tour of the
Dunwoody Woman’s Club features four area homes. 9:30 AM-3 PM. Benefits the club’s service projects.
FALL ATLANTA HOME SHOW & OUTDOOR LIVING EXPO Sept. 8-10 34th annual show at
the Cobb Galleria Centre features 300+ exhibitors showcasing home improvement products and services,
Country Living Fair Oct. 27-29 Stone Mountain Park garden design ideas, speakers, demonstrations and radio broadcasts. Bid on silent auction items and sample craft brews at the Backyard Beer Garden ($5, 21+ only). 10 AM-6 PM Fri. & Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. $10 (free for 12 & under, 65 & older). Free parking. 770/798-1997.
GEORGIA TRUST FALL RAMBLE Oct. 6-8 Explore an impressive
collection of breathtakingly beautiful historic homes and sites in Savannah on this exclusive tour to benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
LAKEWOOD 400 ANTIQUE MARKET
Sept. 15-17, Oct. 20-22, Nov. 17-19, Dec. 1-3 North Atlanta’s premier market for antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture and re-claimed architectural, home & garden decor. 1321 Atlanta Hwy., Cumming. 9 AM-5 PM Fri., 9 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $3. 770/889-3400.
NARI ATLANTA TOUR OF REMODELED HOMES
Sept. 16 View expansions and renovations by the Atlanta Chapter
of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry on self-guided tours through homes in Atlanta’s northern suburbs. The remodeling teams will be on hand to discuss each project and answer questions. 10 AM-4 PM. $25 ($20 adv.).
ROSWELL TOUR OF HOMES
Sept. 16 Tour historic private homes and public spaces, with a focus on Mill Village and Bulloch Avenue. 1-5 PM. Presented by the Roswell Historical Society. $30 ($25 adv.). Park and check-in: Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill St., with trolley transport to the Square. 770/992-1665.
SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKETS SHOWS
Sept. 7-10, Oct. 12-15, Nov. 9-12, Dec. 7-10 World’s largest series
of indoor antique shows with 3,500 exhibit booths at Atlanta Expo Centers, 3650 Jonesboro Road SE, I-285 Exit 55. 10:45 AM-6 PM Thurs., 9 AM-6 PM Fri. & Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. $5 weekend pass. 404/361-2000.
SERENBE DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE
Sept. 14-Oct. 8 Tour the Europeanstyled Manor Homes of Mado, set on a cobblestone square in Serenbe’s wellness hamlet, surrounded by the bucolic beauty of Chattahoochee Hills. Showcasing Atlanta’s top interior designers, the multi-story homes feature two grand kitchens, three sunfilled living rooms and five bedrooms, with breathtaking archways and tree-lined views. 10 AM-5 PM Thurs.-Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. $20. serenbeshowhouse.com.
SMITH PLANTATION HOME
Sept. 23 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!, free admission. 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770/641-
ATTRACTIONS ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
Sept. 16 Atlanta Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary Tour, 10 AM-2 PM. $30 ($24 members). 678/973-2437. Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 Georgia Perennial Plant Association Sept. 22 Back on the Farm benefit Sept. 23 Fall Folklife Festival, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM. Celebrate all things Southern at Smith Family Farm with chef demonstrations, basket weaving, woodworking, pottery, candle dipping and more. Sip local brews, listen to folk musicians, visit folk artists, and explore the sights. Oct. 12 Lecture: Thomas Woltz, 7 PM. Oct. 20 Haunted Halloween Oct. 21 Genealogy program Oct. 23 American Hydrangea Society: Robert Mallet, 7 PM.
Oct. 29 Day of the Dead outdoor festival, noon-5 PM, with traditional dancing, crafts, display of decorated altars, Mexican food and entertainment. Food/drink available for purchase. Dec. 15, 22 Candlelight Nights, 5:30-9:30 PM. Experience Christmas past with a candlelit stroll through the grounds and three historic houses, plus an arts & crafts market. Cash bar/ food for purchase. $15 ($8 children). Exhibitions Through Sept. 30 “Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924.” Through Dec. 3 “Uncle Sam Wants You! World War I and the American Poster.” Sept. 16-Nov. 26 “The South in Color,” photography by William Ferris, at Margaret Mitchell House. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/814-4000. atlantahistorycenter. com.
CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER EVENTS
Sept. 7-8 Salute to America and the Arts benefit, with guest Bernie Taupin.
Oct. 27 Halloween Night Nov. 24-Dec. 12 Christmas at Callanwolde: Designer Show House & Christmas Village, with tours, entertainment, shopping and family activities. Noon to 8 PM daily. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. 404/872-
Sept. 1-3 Hot Air Balloon Fest with balloon glow at Robin Lake Beach, balloon flights, live music, classic cars, Kids Zone, beach activities and more. Sept. 29 Ida Cason Callaway Foundation Golf Tournament Nov. 4 The Steeplechase Nov. 17-Jan. 1 Fantasy in Lights®, Christmas spectacular. Dec. 2 Santa Claus 10K Classic Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.
CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER
Ongoing Trail Hikes, River Canoes, Animal Encounters, Creature Features. Sept. 14 Corporate Eco Challenge Sept. 28 Sunset Sips, 6:30-9:30 PM. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy live local music and a cash bar. Oct. 15 Harvest on the ’Hooch, Farm to Table Garden Fest with food/drink tastings, music, games, alpacas and more. 1-4 PM in the Unity Garden. Oct. 20-21, 27-28 Halloween Hikes, guided night hikes. Dec. 2 Back to Nature Holiday Market and Festival, 10 AM-5 PM. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770/9922055. chattnaturecenter.org.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA
Through Sept. 4 “Blue Man Group – Making Waves” exhibit. Sept. 16-Jan. 15 “Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper
“Sid the Science Kid” exhibit – Sept. 16-Jan. 15 Children’s Museum of Atlanta Exhibit!” 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atl. 404/659-KIDS.
FERNBANK MUSEUM of natural history
Sept. 30-Jan. 7 “Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum.” From the seats of the world’s most iconic stage, discover the story behind one of Rome’s most brutal and celebrated traditions. Oct. 28 Fernbank BOO-seum Nov. 17-Jan. 7 “Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World,” features trees and displays decorated by local cultural partners. Giant Screen Theater Through Sept. 29 “Amazon Adventure 3D.” Experience Henry Bates’ epic journey through the Amazon rainforest. Ongoing Fernbank After Dark, handson science and activities for ages 21+ on the 2nd Friday of each month. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.
HISTORIC OAKLAND CEMETERY EVENTS
Sept. 9-10 Love Stories of Oakland, 5-7 PM. $16. ticketalternative.com. Sept. 23 Malts & Vaults of Oakland, 5 PM, tour and beer sampling. $16. Oct. 1 Sunday in the Park, Victorian street festival with live music, artists market, living history demonstrations, Irish dancers, children’s area and storytellers. Noon-6 PM. Oct. 14 Run Like Hell 5K & Fun Like Heck Fun Run, 9 AM. Oct. 20-22, 26-28 Halloween tours. Nov. 25 Malts & Vaults of Oakland, 3 PM, tour and beer sampling. $16. Dec. 2 Victorian Holiday, noon-4 PM.
Ongoing Weekend guided tours. $12 ($6 students & seniors). 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atl. 404/6882107. oaklandcemetery.com.
STONE MOUNTAIN PARK
Through Dec. 31 “Dinosaur Explore,” outdoor exhibit features 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects. Sept. 2-4 Labor Day Weekend: Lasershow & Fireworks Sept. 7-10 Yellow Daisy Festival Sept. 29-Oct. 29 Pumpkin Fest Oct. 13-29 A Tour of Southern Ghosts Oct. 14 Eggtoberfest Oct. 21-22 Highland Games Oct. 27-29 Country Living Fair Nov. 2-5 Native American Festival Nov. 11-Dec. 31 Stone Mountain Christmas Nov. 18-Feb. Snow Mountain Vehicle entry fee. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 770/498-5690.
Fall Enjoy more than 1,000 of the world’s most amazing animals, plus keeper talks, training demonstrations, wildlife shows and animal encounters. Sept. 9 Play the Animal Way Oct. 21-22, 28-29 Boo at the Zoo Nov. 25-Dec. 24 Jolly Jungle Weekends Dec. 2-3 Cookies with Santa 800 Cherokee Ave., Atl. 404/624-
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sports and fitness FUN AROUND TOWN
AIDS WALK ATL. & 5K RUN
NW, Atl. Start times: 7:30 & 7:50 AM.
Oct. 22 Largest AIDS-related
fundraiser in the Southeast, with a pledge walk and run at Piedmont Park.
SPIN FOR KIDS
Oct. 15 Bike through the backroads of
Morgan County at this benefit at Camp Twin Lakes-Rutledge, with six optional road routes, from 5- to 100-miles, plus rest stops, first aid, route marshals and bike technicians. spinforkids.org.
AtH-HALF AND 5k
Oct. 21-22 5K (Sat.) and half marathon (Sun.) in downtown Athens, with live music by local bands, to support music and arts education for youth. athhalf.com.
Steve Smith Topgolf Challenge
Sept. 13 Join Steve Smith and
his celebrity guests from 4-7 PM at Topgolf Atlanta Midtown, 1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW. Benefits CHOA. choa.org.
Ongoing Free monthly fitness classes for all ages are offered at parks and trails: beltline.org/fitsignup. Bus and walking tours: beltline.org/tours.
Home Games Sept. 4-6 Texas Rangers Sept. 7-10 Miami Marlins Sept. 15-17 New York Mets Sept. 19-21 Washington Nationals Sept. 22-24 Philadelphia Phillies SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave., Atl.
Home Games Sept. 17 Green Bay Packers Oct. 1 Buffalo Bills Oct. 15 Miami Dolphins Nov. 12 Dallas Cowboys Nov. 26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dec. 3 Minnesota Vikings Dec. 7 New Orleans Saints Dec. 31 Carolina Panthers Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atl.
Swim Across America – Sept. 23 – Lake Lanier Bike MS: Atl. Peach Ride
Oct. 21-22 Cycling fundraiser with start/finish in downtown LaGrange. Multiple route options available. bikemsgeorgia.org.
MARLOW’S TAVERN GOLF CLASSIC
Oct. 3 Turner Construction Golf Tourney
Sept. 16 Benefit for Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance at Chastain Park, Atl. Registration: 8 AM. Race start: 10 AM. Strollers and leashed dogs welcome.
770/414-9390 x 111. Susan. Skolnick@specialolympicsga.org.
MEALS ON WHEELS ATLANTA GOLF TOURNAMENT
THANKSGIVING DAY Half marathon and 5K
Sept. 11 17th annual event at the
UPTOWN RHODES RACE 5K
Society at this ladies golf tournament at The River Club in Suwanee. Pink Party, Oct. 1. pinkribbonclassic.org.
Dec. 2 Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K,
Sept. 10 Pledge walk at 2:30 PM in Historic Fourth Ward Park, 680 Dallas St. NE, Atl. Check-in/activities: 1 PM.
cancer, starts at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Walk both days (30 miles), Sat. (20 miles) or Sun. (10 miles).
Oct. 3 Support the American Cancer
PNC ATLANTA 10 MILER & 5K
Oct. 22 Run/walk event at 7:30 AM at Atlantic Station, with cheer zones at every mile. atlantatrackclub.org.
Sept. 16 60-mile endurance mountain
Sept. 9-10 WERA Regional Sept. 15-17 Atlanta Historic Races Oct. 4-7 Motul Petit Le Mans Nov. 2-5 SCCA ARRC Dec. 2-3 NASA
bike race at Anderson Creek Retreat, Ellijay. mountaingoatadventures.
FOOL’S GOLD MTB RACE
Sept. 4 10K race for Cystic Fibrosis,
from Chamblee MARTA Station to Buckhead Station Shopping Center.
KP CORPORATE RUN/WALK
TEAL TROT 5k WALK/RUN
PINK RIBBON GOLF CLASSIC
ATLANTA 2-DAY WALK
FARE FOOD ALLERGY WALK
Sept. 23 Olympians and swimmers will make waves to fight cancer at SAA’s Atlanta Open Water Swim at Lake Lanier, with a 1/2-mile, 1-mile, 5K and 2-mile relay. Benefits CHOA.
Walk at The Collection at Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Pkwy., Cumming. 11 AM-noon. Benefits children in need.
Manuel’s Tavern to benefit CHRIS Kids. atlantasantaspeedorun.org.
BIG PEACH SIZZLER 10K
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA
Nov. 23 Holiday race in Atlanta with a half marathon (14+), 5K (8+), One Mile (7+) and 50m Dash (6 & under). Location: TBA. atlantatrackclub.org.
Dec. 9 Fun, community run hosted by
Sept. 18 Golf tournament at Country Club of Roswell, with after-party awards dinner and silent auction. Benefits Special Olympics Georgia.
Oct. 13-15 Three-day, 60-mile pledge walk in Atlanta to help end breast cancer. New 1-day, 20-mile walk is also offered. komen.org.
Capital City Club, Brookhaven to benefit Meals on Wheels. 404/605-
Sept. 16 5K & 10K Run and 5K
run/walk through Inman Park, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey Highland and Virginia Highland. Stoveworks, 112 Krog St. NE, Atl. beltline.org/races.
Nov. 11-12 Pledge walk for breast
Oct. 16 Benefit tournament at St. Ives Country Club, with shotgun start at 10 AM. mannafund.org.
Sept. 8 McLane Charity Golf Classic Sept. 18 CureFore! Cystic Fibrosis
AtlANTA Santa Speedo Run
Manna Fund Golf Classic
Oct. 7-8 Polo in the Pines Oct. 9 RE/MAX Play 4 the Kids Oct. 13 Marriott Pro-Am Golf Tourney Oct. 16 Hotlanta Charity Classic Oct. 23 Golf for the Kids Invitational Nov. 3 Shoot for All Better choa.org.
Home Games Oct. 20-21 Florida Everblades Nov. 3-4 Kansas City Mavericks Nov. 16 Orlando Solar Bears Nov. 19 & 23 S.C. Stingrays Nov. 26 Jacksonville Icemen Dec. 1-2 Florida Everblades Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth. atlantagladiators.com.
Ga. World Congress Center, Bldg. C, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atl. kpcorporaterunwalk.com.
SUSAN G. KOMAN 3-DAY
Sept. 7 5K Run/Walk at 7 PM at
5300 Winder Hwy., Braselton.
sandy springs lightning
Sept. 17 10K/5K race kicks off Sandy Springs Festival. 86 Mt. Vernon Hwy.
Oct. 28 5K starts at 9 AM at Rhodes Hall and winds through Ansley Park, with a Halloween-themed after-party on the lawn. Leashed dogs, strollers and costumes welcome. Benefits Ga. Trust. 1516 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. active.com. georgiatrust.org. 404/885-7812.
WALK FOR ANIMALS 5K
Oct. 15 Atlanta Humane Society’s pledge walk at Atlantic Station, 9 AM. Registration: 7:30 AM. Ceremony: 8:45 AM. atlwalk.org.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
Sept. 16 Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment Park Nov. 4 Duluth Town Green Registration, 8 AM; ceremony, 9 AM; walk, 9:30 AM. Benefits Alzheimer’s Association Ga. Chapter. act.alz.org.
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WINE an ROBERT CALZADA
The new Napa, some are calling it. Or maybe the new Sonoma. It’s a term that pays tribute to a trending place to visit and soak up a California winecentric experience, while alerting travelers who haven’t yet tuned in. Yet, there’s really nothing new about Lodi and its wine journey.
n San Joaquin County, set between San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lodi grapes were up and ripening back in the mid-1800s. In days past, the agricultural region was known as a supplier of wine grapes to other parts rather than as a producer of fine wines itself. Which changed notably over time as newcomers with an innovative approach to winemaking began to appear on the scene. Fast forward to
today, and it adds up to 750 growers, and 110,000 vine acres in production. How the place became a player was hardly an overnight happening, but it can seem so to the average outlier upon learning that Lodi ranks as the state’s largest appellation, producing more than Napa and Sonoma counties combined. How to spend a stay? Check out the lively downtown and hit a few colorful attractions. Not to mention bellying up to tasting bars; you can pick and choose among 85 wineries and more
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than 100 varietals. Lodi is happily basking in the international spotlight these days thanks to the quality of new entries made from its legendary Old Zinfandel vines. Along with zinfandel youâ€™ll want to sample, among options, the chardonnay and merlot, cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc. Where to lay your head? You could scarcely upstage the hotel romantically christened Wine & Roses. A charmer with a stellar restaurant, Towne House, and, of course, an impeccable wine list, the sevenacre property rambles invitingly. Twisty, shaded garden paths are punctuated with fountains and benches, flower outbreaks and grand old trees. And yes, roses galore.
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Of its 66 guest rooms and suites scattered here and there, each shows off different décor plus a veranda or balcony with a storybook view. My room, spacious and spare, was zen-like with its overlook of the spa garden’s ferny woodland waterfall, like somewhere Snow White might have curled up on a forest stroll. Snow might also have chilled in the cozy lounge where piano and jazz pros make evening music. Steps away, the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center serves up tastings, maps, and tips on setting sights for sipping and feasting. Among the musts is The Farm Café at Michael David Winery, a family operation farming fruits and vegetables since the 1850s and growing wine grapes for nearly a century; the sweet potato fries alone warrant a stop. Others on the trail: Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards, for sampling southern Rhone-inspired whites. St. Jorge Winery (the owner’s grandfather arrived here from the Azores), where you’ll want to try a variety of Portuguese reds and whites. Oak Farm Vineyards, whose owners farmed walnuts and cherries for three generations before venturing into grapes and wines. Every place has its own tale to tell. As does Cecchetti Olive Oil Farm, with its 100-year-old Mission olive trees, where tasting means a switch from wines to fine olive oils.
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Attractions along the way range from the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum (eight vintage buildings displaying photos, dioramas, and artifacts that trace the town’s agricultural heritage); to the serene Japanese Garden with its riot of flowering cherry trees; to the 1919 birthplace of A&W Root Beer, where it’s only fitting to sink a straw into a root beer float. Then there’s downtown – a rich, Viaggio Estate & Winery Back Patio
hospitable mix of restaurants, boutiques, and singular things to do and see along its brick sidewalks. Rent a bike at Downtown Bicycles and pedal out to wine country. Sign up for a class at Cheese Central, where expert Cindy Della Monica teaches Cheese 101. Pop into Jeremy Wine Company, tucked inside a circa-1900s building, for a tasting at a mid-1800s bar. Check out Tony Segale’s Double Dip Gallery (think art plus ice cream).
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Segale, a sign artist, had much to do with launching a signature attraction: nine outdoor murals that depict local history on downtown walls, courtesy of painters known as Walldogs. At Double Dip Gallery, pick up a map and guide for a walking tour of the colorful, evocative murals. Altogether, they’re a compelling pictorial of the Lodi story. Information: www.VisitLodi.com.
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culinary arts Grab a lime. These pink shot glasses by Root7 are hand carved from 100% natural Himalayan rock salt, imparting a subtle touch of salt to a little sip of tequila. $25, set of 2. root7.com
4Offering supreme performance with 10 adjustable speeds, the SMEG 50’s Retro Style Stand Mixer (in pastel green) is fashionably chic, with an aluminum body and stainless-steel bowl. $459.95. smeg.com 6Inspired by the heirloom Rouge Vif d’Etampes pumpkin, Staub’s enameled cast iron cocotte in burnt orange will spice up any holiday feast. Topped with a brass stem, the uniquely designed piece seamlessly moves from oven to table. $406.99. macys.com
4An artful accent for the table, Iittala’s Little Barn Owl is from Oiva Toikka’s “Birds” collection, which took flight in 1973. The vivid colors of the owl, handmade in Finland, come from the glass itself. $195. bloomingdales.com
5The crown jewel of any bar set, the Crafthouse by Fortessa Smoking Box – complete with Smoking Gun™ and two trial-size wood chip flavors (hickory and apple) – infuses cocktails and foods with savory smoky flavor. The device features a metal top with pull-style handle, easy-to-use door latch and stainless-steel frame with glass sides and walnut base. Experiment with various types of woods, dried herbs and spices. $249.99. bedbathandbeyond.com 122
3Ball® Canning Back to Basics (Oxmoor House) is a new full-color guide that breaks down every step in water bath canning, with step-by-step instructions to make jams and jellies, pickle vegetables, and jar homemade sauces. $16.99.
Shrimp Louie at Marcel. Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee.
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Marcel’s blend of luxury, flavor and whimsy is a winning combination by jennifer bradley franklin • PHOTOGRAPHY BY Andrew Thomas Lee
“I’m not a scholar,” Ford Fry is telling me, as we’re tucked into a dimly lit corner banquette at Marcel in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions development. “Instead, I’m inspired by pictures and all of the classic steakhouses.” Chef Fry may not call himself a scholar, but in Marcel (and his other restaurants, for that matter, as he’s maybe most known for being a prolific restaurateur) he has divined the algorithm of a successful restaurant. As they say, he has a knack for giving the people what they want. My husband, Will, and I met Fry at the bar to start. Dressed in jeans and a white button-up, he was taste testing a gin martini. We started with a Southpaw Stance cocktail (Buffalo Trace bourbon, Licor 43, Rainwater Madeira and a hint of salt water), served in rocks glasses over oversized ice cubes for a slow melt – not that it mattered, the drinks were finished long before the ice had a chance to disintegrate. We were escorted from the bar to the aforementioned cozy seating and I noticed that the waitstaff was wearing formal-looking suits and bow ties. The dining room, created by celebrated interior designer Elizabeth Ingram, featured leather banquettes, sculptural light fixtures, gilded mirrors and heavy floor-to-ceiling draperies that make you forget that you’re dining on Atlanta’s Westside. Though the decor, service staff training and menu are all highend, it was clear that guests, many of them clad in casual clothes, felt comfortable in the space. 124
As olive oil-drenched griddled focaccia dough with warm ricotta cheese and a diminutive (gratis) charcuterie appeared, Fry selected a bottle of 2013 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Rose from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, an elegant choice with nice acidity to pair with our starters. Will followed Fry’s lead and chose the decadently creamy lobster chowder, baked with a sky-high puff pastry topper. For me? I’m a sucker for escargots done well. Marcel serves theirs in a garlicky parsley butter and pain d’epi. I hadn’t had snails I loved this much since beloved Pano’s & Paul’s closed in 2009. It was an embarrassment of riches on the table, but we couldn’t resist tasting Chef Brian Horn’s take on New Orleans Oysters Bienville, whereby the bivalves were topped with sherry, Parmesan, bacon and bread crumbs, toasted to golden perfection. As we chatted over this auspicious start, Fry shared his inspiration for the restaurant. He found himself fascinated by the over-the-top 1970s food, when so many of our country’s best chefs
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were transplants from France. He became particularly enamoured with passionate French boxer Marcel Cerdan, the restaurant’s eventual namesake, whose famous affair with singer Edith Piaf ended only when he died in a plane crash in 1949. The idea of creating a place where guests could linger over a truly divine meal, enjoying each other’s company without the distracting glow of a mobile device, with Piaf ’s sultry voice floating in the background, felt like a worthy pursuit. “I just wanted to be old school,” Fry said, adding that the menu is peppered with dishes that “creative chefs wouldn’t be caught dead doing,” including veal Parmesan. Next, it was onto the main courses. Dining with Fry is what I imagine it would be like to sup with a culinary wizard: Mention you’re curious about a dish and it magically gets added to the order. I chose the monstrous côte de boeuf, a 22-ounce steak dry aged for 28 days and cooked to a perfect medium-rare over Georgiagrown oak and hickory wood. Truthfully, I may have preferred my husband’s wet aged bone-in filet monsieur, a 14-ounce beauty, sourced through Linz Heritage Angus, widely regarded as one of the best beef purveyors around. Both were cooked, rested and
basted in butter to create a spectacular crust I can never seem to recreate at home. Served alongside pommes aligot, a rather magnificent dish of whipped cheesy potatoes, toothsome and sweet creamed corn gratin, and a glass of 2012 Skipstone Oliver’s Blend, a deliciously complex and luxurious marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it was one of those meals that lingers in one’s memory long after the last bite. In keeping with the vintage feel and nods to culinary seasons past, our last dish involved a bit of tableside theater. Our order of baked Alaska, rich chocolate cake and graham cracker ice cream covered in marshmallow fluff, was flamed tableside, creating a memorable grand finale. Marcel has garnered its share of criticism for being pricey (though if you’re looking for a bargain, check out the weekend late night menu, starting at 11 p.m., when steak frites can be had for a paltry $12). Is it one of Atlanta’s most expensive restaurants? You bet. However, if it’s possible to be opulent and approachable, in Marcel, culinary scholar or not, Fry seems to strike the balance with aplomb.
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Dining Guide AMERICAN
ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE 2355 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/254-0219. 4075 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770/837-3440. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings, 770/384-0012. 4745 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770/408-0110. Southern regional cooking with an edge. } anotherbrokenegg.com. ARIA 490 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Atl. 404/2337673. Buckhead hot spot with creative “slow food” served in a sleek space. Signature dishes include Niman Ranch Slow Roasted Pork and Zinfandel Braised Beef Short Rib. p }}} aria-atl.com. ★★★ ATLAS 88 W. Paces Ferry Road NW @ St. Regis Atlanta, 404/600-6471. Farm-fresh, seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences. p }}} atlasrestaurant.com. BACCHANALIA 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., Atl. 404/365-0410. Light and creative plates with a seasonal menu that relies on organic ingredients for a fresh and unique experience. p h }}} starprovisions.com. ★★★★ 128
BETTER HALF 349 14th St., Bldg. C, Atl., 404/695-4547. Seasonal menu reflects the best products the South has to offer in a casually refined spot. p }} betterhalfatl.com.
Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-1162. Classic steak house offerings, from chops to fresh seafood, in a relaxed atmosphere that features a sweeping view of Buckhead. p }}} thecapitalgrille.com. ★★
BLUE RIDGE GRILL 1261 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/233-5030. Signature dishes, from grilled Georgia trout and slow-roasted grouper to iron skillet mussels and hickory-grilled rib eye, are served in the cozy comforts of a mountain lodge, with stone fireplace, log walls and red leather booths. p }}} blueridgegrill.com. ★★★
EMPIRE STATE SOUTH 999 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/541-1105. A community restaurant that appeals to a broad range, a la celebrated Athens chef Hugh Acheson, with Southern dishes served in a meat-andthree format. p }} empirestatesouth.com.
BUCKHEAD DINER 3073 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/262-3336. Atlanta icon offers inventive menu, from sweet and spicy Thai chili calamari to veal and wild mushroom meatloaf, in an upscale, retro atmosphere. Call-ahead priority accepted. } buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★ CANOE 4199 Paces Ferry Dr., Vinings. 770/4322663. Culinary expertise and natural aesthetics come together for a rich, flavorful experience, with a seasonal menu and inviting interior. p }} canoeatl.com. ★★★ CAPITAL GRILLE-ATLANTA 255 E. Paces
5CHURCH 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/4003669. Eclectic dishes, from smoked Pekin duck and lamb burger to Frogmore stew, served in a neoVictorian setting, with a 200-bottle wine list and specialty cocktails. p }} 5churchatlanta.com. FLIP BURGER BOUTIQUE 1587 Howell Mill Road, Atl., 404/352-3547. 3655 Roswell Road NE, Atl., 404/549-3298. Unique menu of burgers, sandwiches, sides and salads served in a contemporary space. } flipburgerboutique.com. GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/264-0253. 848 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., 404/870-0805. Hand crafted beer and made-from-
ONE Midtown Kitchen
scratch food served in a fun atmosphere. p } gordonbierschrestaurants.com.
GRACE 17.20 5155 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 320, Peachtree Corners. 678/421-1720. Creative, seasonal menu presented in a comfortable, stylish atmosphere with gracious service. p }} grace1720.com. ★★ HAVEN RESTAURANT AND BAR 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-0700. Casual neighborhood dining with a fresh seasonal menu and an impressive wine list. p }} havenrestaurant.com. ★★★ HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN 1551 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/968-2288. Comfort pub cuisine and craft beers in a communitydriven establishment in Ansley Park. p } hobnobatlanta.com. HOLEMAN & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/948-1175. Hailed as a British gastropub with a Southern accent, with savvy cocktails and a meaty menu. } holemanfinch.com. HOUSTON’S 2166 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/351-2442. 3321 Lenox Road, Atl., 404/2377534. 3539 Northside Pkwy., Atl., 404/262-7130. Lavish portions of fresh American fare, from hickory-grilled burgers to tender, meaty ribs. } houstons.com. ★ JCT. KITCHEN & BAR 1198 Howell Mill Road, Ste. 18, Atl. 404/355-2252. A casual, yet upscale setting to enjoy such specialties as angry mussels, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, truffleparmesan fries and Georgia peach fried pies. p } jctkitchen.com. JOEY D’S OAKROOM 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., Atl. 770/512-7063. Upscale steakhouse features choice-aged charbroiled steaks, signature sandwiches, salads, pastas, chicken and fish, plus over 400 brands of spirits. p }} joeydsoakroom.com. ★★ JP ATLANTA 230 Peachtree St., Ste. 1150, Atl. 404/523-7600. The latest creation of John C. Portman Jr. combines refined cuisine and contemporary elegance, with innovative dishes made with fresh local ingredients. p h }}} jp-atlanta.com. LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR 659 Peachtree St. @ Georgian Terrace Hotel. 404/8975000. Fresh American cuisine in a classy setting. p }} livingstonatlanta.com. LOCAL THREE 3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atl. 404/968-2700. Farm-fresh seasonal fare, from Ga. Mountain Trout to Springer Mountain Farm
Famous Fried Chicken, available only on Sunday and Wednesday.
Chicken Pot Pie, served in a comfy space. p } localthree.com.
a swanky space at the Stove Works in Inman Park. p }} rathbunsrestaurant.com. ★★★★
MILTON’S CUISINE & COCKTAILS 800 Mayfield Road, Milton. 770/817-0161. Feast on Southern specialties, from sweet potato and shrimp fritters to fried chicken and pork loin, in the charming setting of a restored farmhouse and 1930s cottage. p }} miltonscuisine.com.
RESTAURANT EUGENE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/355-0321. Seasonal cuisine and boutique wine combined with gracious service in a sophisticated spot in the Aramore Building. p }}} restauranteugene.com.
MURPHY’S 997 Virginia Ave., Atl. 404/8720904. A long-standing hub of neighborhood camaraderie with upscale comfort food, gracious service, a cozy setting and excellent value. p } murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com. ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN 559 Dutch Valley Road, Atl. 404/892-4111. Inventive atmosphere, food and wine served in a renovated urban warehouse space. p } onemidtownkitchen.com. ★★ PARK 75 75 14th St. NE @ Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. 404/253-3840. Seasonal and regional favorites, from crispy lobster with shittake sticky rice and Asian vegetables to barbecue “Kobe” shortrib with smoked Gouda grits, in an elegant setting. p }} fourseasons.com. ★★★ PUBLIK DRAFT HOUSE 654 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/885-7505. Great gastropub cuisine served in a fun place. p } publikatl.com. RATHBUN’S 112 Krog St., Atl. 404/524-8280. New American food served with Southern flair in
REVIVAL 129 Church St., Decatur. 470/226-6770. Kevin Gillespie’s family-style dining experience with traditional Southern-inspired dishes and farmfresh ingredients. p }} revivaldecatur.com. SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN 11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770/569-9199. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl., 770/804-8880. City chic yet casual atmosphere featuring contemporary American cuisine with global influences. p }} sagewoodfiretavern.com. SALT FACTORY 952 Canton St., Roswell, 770/998-4850. 102 S. Main St., Alpharetta, 770/752-1888. Neighborhood gastropub with exceptional food and drink served in a comfy setting, from soups, salads and appetizers to specialty burgers, pizza, pasta, fish and beef. } saltfactorypub.com. ★★★
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SALTYARD 1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/382-8088. Diverse selection of seasonal dishes offered in family-style small plates, plus signature cocktails and craft beer in spirited setting. p } saltyardatlanta.com. SEASONS 52 90 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, 770/671-0052. Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/846-1552. A seasonally changing menu of fresh food grilled over open wood fires and a by-the-glass wine list in a casually sophisticated setting with live piano music in the wine bar. p }} seasons52.com.
St. Simons Food Fest Celebrate the finest in coastal cuisine on Oct. 4-8 at the 6th annual St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, featuring over 50 of the Southeast’s award-winning chefs, plus beverage experts and culinary personalities. The event benefits Hospice of the Golden Isles. Highlights include: Oct. 5: Pitmaster 101 culinary class. Oct. 5: FIREBOX barbecue and bourbon at Gascoigne Bluff with music and live auction. Oct. 6: “Shrimp Five Ways” lunch at The King and Prince Resort. Oct. 6: Beverage Tastings class at The King and Prince Resort. Oct. 6: “SAVOR the Coast” Chef Showdown & Coastal Stir Cocktail Competitions with raw bar, beverage tastings, local brews, premium wines and Southern-style bites. Oct. 7: “Tastings Under the Oaks” at Gascoigne Bluff, with tastings from local restaurants, gourmet grocers and artisan bakers and tastemakers; an Artisan & Farmers Market; live music and cocktails. Oct. 8: “SPIRITual” Sunday brunch, oceanside at the King & Prince Resort with live entertainment. ssifoodandspirits.com
THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/939-9845. Gastropub offers a fresh, modern take on traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients in a gorgeous top floor space in the Buckhead Atlanta Shops development. p h }} thesoutherngentlemanatl.com. THREE SHEETS 6017 Sandy Springs Cir., Atl. 404/303-8423. A refreshing escape with craft cocktails, boutique liquors and a distinguished wine list, plus specialty small plates and musical entertainment. } threesheetsatlanta.com. ★★★
SHULA’S 347 GRILL 3405 Lenox Road NE @ Atlanta Marriott Buckhead. 404/848-7345. Signature meals from Hall of Fame football coach Don Shula in a casual chic setting. p } shulas347atlanta.com.
TWO URBAN LICKS 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atl. 404/522-4622. Fiery cooking with woodroasted meats and fish, plus a touch of New Orleans and barbecue, in a chic warehouse, with live blues music. p }} twourbanlicks.com.
SOUTH CITY KITCHEN 1144 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl., 404/873-7358. 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. SE, Vinings, 770/435-0700. 3350 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/815-6677. The Old South meets the big city, with delicious contemporary Southern cuisine. p }} fifthgroup.com. ★★★
VILLAGE TAVERN 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta. 770/777-6490. Fresh fish, pastas, salads, chicken, steaks and chops in an upscale, casual setting. p }} villagetavern.com.
SOUTHERN ART 3315 Peachtree Road NE @ InterContinental Buckhead. 404/946-9070. Southern-spun cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere, with an artisan ham bar, vintage pie table, and sophisticated bar and lounge. p }} southernart.com. SUN DIAL RESTAURANT 210 Peachtree St. NW @ The Westin Peachtree Plaza. 404/589-7506. Offers a 360-degree dining experience, 723 feet above the city, with contemporary cuisine and live jazz. p }}} sundialrestaurant.com. TAP 1180 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/347-2220. Gastropub with innovative comfort food, extensive draft beer and barrel wine selections, and convivial setting. p } tapat1180.com. TERRACE BISTRO 176 Peachtree St. NW @ The Ellis Hotel. 678/651-2770. Flavorful farmto-table dishes served in a casual chic setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. p }} ellishotel. com/dining. THE CAFE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, BUCKHEAD 3434 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/2407035. American cuisine splashed with the flavors of coastal Italy, France and Spain, plus premium wine selections, live piano music and seasonal patio seating. p }}} ritzcarlton.com. ★★ THE FEDERAL 1050 Crescent Ave., Atl. 404/343-3857. A bistro inspired by French cuisine and the traditional American steakhouse, with a curated menu of signature dishes in an intimate setting. p }} thefederalatl.com.
WATERSHED ON PEACHTREE 1820 Peachtree Road, NW, Atl. 404/809-3561. Southerninspired menu – from fried pimento cheese sandwich to bone-in ribeye with black truffle gravy – in farmhouse-chic setting. p }} watershedrestaurant.com. YEAH! BURGER 1168 Howell Mill Road, Ste. E, 404/496-4393. 1017 N. Highland Ave., Va.Highland, 404/437-7845. Organic, eco-friendly restaurant offers customizable burgers in a fastcasual format. } yeahburger.com. ZEAL 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678/401-7142. Chic, farm-to-table modern eatery with chef-inspired menu, plus craft beers, boutique wines and spirits in a relaxed atmosphere. p }} zealrestaurant.com.
FIRE OF BRAZIL 218 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. 404/525-5255. A host of Gauchos offer choice cuts of grilled Angus beef, chicken, lamb, pork and sausage, slow roasted over an open flame in the Brazilian tradition and seasoned to perfection. p }}} fireofbrazil.com. FOGO DE CHAO 3101 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/266-9988. Delectable cuts of fire-roasted meats, gourmet salads, fresh vegetables and side dishes. p }}} fogodechao.com. ★★★
CANTON HOUSE 4825 Buford Hwy., Chamblee. 770/936-9030. Cantonese cuisine, specializing in dim sum, served in a spacious dining room with
friendly service. } cantonhouserestaurant.com. ★★★★ HONG KONG STAR 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 110, Marietta. 770/509-2129. Exciting dishes with Asian flair, from Broccolini Beef to Tandoori Shrimp, with great service in an inviting setting. } hongkongstarmenu.com. P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO 7925 N. Point Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770/992-3070. 500 Ashwood Pkwy., Atl., 770/352-0500. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford, 678/546-9005. 1624 Cumberland Mall, Ste. LS108, Atl., 770/803-5800. Enjoy diced chicken wrapped in lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wok-fried scallops with lemon sauce in a stylish space. p }} pfchangs.com. THE REAL MANDARIN HOUSE 6263 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/255-5707. Upscale Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, with dishes ranging from Orange Beef and Sake Sea Bass to Peking Duck and Lettuce Wrap Chicken. } mandarinhousesandysprings.com. ★★
MCKINNON’S LOUISIANE RESTAURANT 3209 Maple Dr., Atl. 404/237-1313. Louisiana seafood dishes reflect the refined cooking of Creole
New Orleans as well as the highly seasoned dishes of Cajun bayou, with an elegant dining room and casual grill and bar. p }} mckinnons.com.
BISTRO NIKO 3344 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/261-6456. Regional comfort French cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Specialties include white Gulf shrimp, sautéed short smoked mountain trout and Maine cod. p }} buckheadrestaurants. com. ★★★★ LA PETITE MAISON 6510 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404/303-6600. French bistro offers everything from filet mignon to grilled salmon in a charming setting with plush seating, dim lighting and soft music. } lapetitemaisonbistro.com. ★★ LE BILBOQUET 3035 Peachtree Road, Ste. A180, Atl. 404/869-9944. Bistro and bar pairs simple, classic French fare with a vibrant atmosphere, bringing a slice of Parisian café culture to the neighborhood. p }}} lebilboquetatlanta.com. NIKOLAI’S ROOF 255 Courtland St., Atl. 404/221-6362. Superb cuisine, impeccable service and award-winning wine list, with skyline views from the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta. p }}} nikolaisroof.com. ★★★
AQUA BLUE 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770/643-8886. Global cuisine, from seafood and sushi to steaks and chops, plus signature drinks, in a welcoming environment. p }} aquablueatl. com. ★★ 10 DEGREES SOUTH 4183 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/705-8870. South African restaurant offers a cultural fusion of cuisine, from calamari and lamb chops to sosaties and chicken curry, in lively setting. p }} 10degreessouth.com.
KYMA 3085 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/262-0702. Dramatic décor and inventive cuisine, including wood-grilled octopus, oven-roasted lemon chicken, slow-braised lamb shank, and spinach and feta spanakopita. p h }} buckheadrestaurants. com. ★★★★
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IL GIALLO OSTERIA & BAR 5920 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/709-2148. Constantly evolving menu represents Italy’s Coastal regions, from fresh hand-made pastas to cured meats, cheeses and olive oils, served in an inviting atmosphere. p }} ilgialloatl.com.
NO. 246 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 678/399-8246. Savor ricotta agnolotti, Ramano pizza, charred octopus and other specialties in a 100-seat space with an open kitchen, backyard deck and welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. } no246.com.
BARAONDA RISTORANTE & BAR 710 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/879-9962. Authentic Italian, from homemade pastas and pizzas to grilled dishes, served in a charming setting, with an expansive wine list. p }} baraondaatlanta.com.
IL LOCALINO 467 N. Highland Ave., Atl. 404/222-0650. Italian favorites served up in a fun setting, with eclectic decor and warm hospitality. p }} illocalino.com. ★★★★
CIBO E BEVE 4969 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/2508988. Celebrates the vibrant food, wine and culture of Italy, with the best seasonal produce from local growers. p }} ciboatlanta.com.
LA GROTTA 2637 Peachtree Road NE, Atl, 404/231-1368. 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 770/395-9925. Enjoy a three-course dinner in an intimate place overlooking a beautiful garden. p h }} lagrottaatlanta.com. ★★★★
PORTOFINO 3199 Paces Ferry Place, Atl. 404/231-1136. Neighborhood bistro offers simple pastas and innovative appetizers and entrees with an attentive staff and colorful dining room with vaulted ceilings and captivating artwork. p }} portofinoatl.com.
ANTICA POSTA 519 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-7112. Tuscan cuisine served in a cozy bungalow with an extensive wine list. p }} anticaposta.com.
DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/844-4810. Simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, from aged steaks to unique pasta creations and signature veal chop. p }} davios.com. DØUBLE ZERØ NAPOLETANA 5825 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/991-3666. Southern Italian featuring the cuisine of the Campania region of Italy, as well as Neapolitan pizza. p }} doublezeroatl.com. FLOATAWAY CAFE 1123 Zonolite Road, Ste. 15, Atl. 404/892-1414. Fresh seasonal cuisine is created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences. p }} starprovisions.com. 132
LA TAVOLA 992 Virginia Ave. NE, Atl. 404/8735430. Cozy, authentic Italian trattoria serves classics like spaghetti and meatballs and more adventurous dishes. p }} latavolatrattoria.com. MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 3368 Peachtree Road, Atl., 404/816-9650. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 770/804-3313. Delicious madefrom-scratch food served family-style in a nostalgic setting reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy. p } maggianos.com. MEDICI 2450 Galleria Pkwy. @ Renaissance Waverly Hotel. 770/953-4500. Mediterraneaninspired Tuscan grill with herb-rubbed prime steaks, hand-crafted pastas and market-fresh seafood. p }} mediciatlanta.com.
PRICCI 500 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/237-2941. Casual, classy dining with a creative menu of contemporary Italian dishes, from wood-fired pizza and tortelli pasta to beef short rib ravioli and roasted Mediterranean sea bass, in a stylish setting with friendly service. p h }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★ SOTTO SOTTO 313 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atl. 404/523-6678. Italian dishes, from Carnaroli rice risotto to a whole roasted fish, served in a cozy setting in a revived brick storefront. p }} urestaurants.com. ST. CECILIA 3455 Peachtree Road NE @ Buckhead’s Pinnacle Building. 404 /554-9995. Divine coastal European food in a sumptuous setting, with small plates, seasonal entrées and handmade pasta dishes. p }} stceciliaatl.com. SUGO 10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth.
770/817-8000. Unique family-style dishes, from Mediterranean mussels to Greek pizza, served with gracious hospitality. p } sugorestaurant.com. ★★★ VALENZA 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-3233. Cozy, upscale Italian eatery in Brookhaven with a classic menu of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees. p }} valenzarestaurant.com.
MO MO YA 3861 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/2613777. Sushi, sashimi and tempura served in a traditional dining room with hibachi cooking at the table. The outdoor courtyard features meticulous Japanese gardens. } momoyaga.com. NAKATO 1776 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atl. 404/873-6582. Gracious servers dressed in kimonos pamper diners with delicious authentic Japanese cuisine in an aura of the grandeur of traditional Japan. p }} nakatorestaurant.com. ★★★★ SUSHI-HUKU 6300 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atl. 770/956-9559. Fresh, authentic sushi that’s creatively presented and highly praised, with attentive service, intimate seating and relaxed atmosphere. } sushihuku.com. UMI 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/841-0040. Modern Japanese flavors in a sophisticated setting. Chef Fuyuhiko Ito’s menu showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets. Beverages include craft sake, handmade cocktails and artisan roasted coffee. p }} umiatlanta.com.
ECCO 40 7th St., Atl. 404/347-9555. A bold approach to seasonal European cuisine, from paninis, pastas and pizza to fig-glazed lamb loin, served in a warm, welcoming setting, with awardwinning Old World and New World wine lists and hand-crafted cocktails. p }} ecco-atlanta.com. ★★★
NUEVO LAREDO CANTINA 1495 Chattahoochee Ave., Atl. 404/352-9009. Fresh Mexican fare, including chicken mole, pork tender briskets, lobster tacos and enchiladas, served by an attentive staff in a fun, casual environment. p } nuevolaredocantina.com.
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In The Kitchen n TEXAS BBQ: PLATEFULS OF LEGENDARY LONE STAR FLAVOR, BY THE EDITORS OF SOUTHERN LIVING (oxmoor house)
Rounding up 115 of the best smokehouse recipes the state has to offer, this ode to Lone Star flavor highlights diverse barbecue styles – from the pulled pork of East Texas to the spice-rubbed beef of South Texas to the beer-poached grilled sausage of Central Texas. Grillmasters share their secret methods for Rajas Con Queso, PeachGlazed Pork Chops, Texas Gulf Fish Tacos, Chipotle-Cilantro Slaw, Tequila Lime Pie and Cinnamon Ice Cream – all beautifully illustrated with full-color photography. Explore the unique history of Texas and the roadside barbecue pit stops worth visiting. BBQ basics include a guide to selecting a grill, preparing charcoal, smoking techniques and more. n Master Recipes: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO COOKING LIKE A PRO, BY THE Editors of Food & Wine (Oxmoor House)
Make your own sausage. Bake a perfect soufflé. Pull mozzarella cheese. Shape croissants. Take your cooking game to the next level with this mighty manual packed with foolproof methods for preparing over 180 delicious dishes, with instruction by star chefs like Jacques Pépin, David Chang and Dominique Ansel. Feeling daunted at the mere thought of making dumplings? The cookbook is divided into four levels of expertise, offering increasingly challenging recipes, from the basics of brining and roasting a turkey to the culinary feat of twisting and baking babka. Essential skills and techniques are presented in each chapter, including fermenting pickles, making bread and tempering chocolate. The book is beautifully illustrated with step-bystep prep photos as well as a gallery-worthy showcase of final masterpieces. Bon appétit! n FAIR FOODS: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America’s State and County Fairs, George Geary (Santa Monica Press)
From such classics as apple pie and corn dogs to kooky new concoctions like fried Coca-Cola® and spicy peanut butter and jelly cheeseburgers, George Geary highlights fair food across the country with 120 recipes, along with fun photos of carnival sweets and midway treats. Munch on Caramel Kettle Corn, Fried Sweet Potato Sticks, Chocolate-Encased Bacon, Grilled Pork Chops on a Stick, and Funnel Cake with Berries. “Around 1980, fair food began to evolve from cotton candy and snow cones to bacon-wrapped doughnuts fried in pork belly fat,” Geary said. “Not all the food sold at the fair is fried, but the motto of today’s county fair might as well be ‘Just Fry It!’” Southern Seasons Magazine
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IMPERIAL FEZ MOROCCAN 2285 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/351-0870. An oasis of good food and entertainment with traditional cuisine including fresh legumes, meats and fish. p }}} imperialfez.com.
3Pop in to Storico Fresco
Alimentari e Ristorante to pick up a meat and cheese board ($16), with a weekly rotating selection of authentic Italian meats and cheeses portioned to serve two to four. Combos include Prosciutto San Daniele, Soppressata, Pantaleo, Ubriacone and mixed olives; Mortadella, Lou Bergier and Santa Teresa with mixed olives and pistachios; and Finocchiona, Bresaola, Canestrato de Madaio and Provolone Piccante with pistachios. storicofresco.com
PARISH: FOODS & GOODS 240 North Highland Ave., Atl. 404/681-4434. New Orleansinspired, bi-level restaurant and market in the beautifully restored 1890s Atlanta Pipe and Foundry Company terminal building. p } parishatl.com.
RUMI’S KITCHEN 6152 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/477-2100. Fresh Persian dishes, from kabobs and dolmeh to fresh-baked flat bread, served in an intimate dining room with attentive hospitality. } rumisrestaurant.com.
ATLANTA FISH MARKET 265 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/262-3165. Southeast’s largest selection of fresh seafood offered in a neighborhood setting. Specialties include Hong Kong sea bass, cashew crusted swordfish and blackened mahi mahi. p h }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★ ATLANTIC SEAFOOD COMPANY 2345 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/640-0488. Fresh seafood flown in daily, with an award-winning menu of signature dishes, sashimi and sushi rolls, plus artisanal bourbon, infused liquors and wine. p }}} atlanticseafoodco.com.
n The Fresh Market has introduced an interactive sampling station to inspire guests to try new items and flavor-packed recipes each week. thefreshmarket.com
4Invoking the heyday of Havana,
Beni’s Cubano (from Southern Proper Hospitality) has opened at The Avenue East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta. The menu by executive chef Cesar Velazquez features innovative takes on classic Cuban dishes. beniscubano.com
n Marlow’s Tavern raised $38,976 for Special Olympics Georgia in June, issuing $5 gift cards for every donation made. Up next: the Marlow’s Tavern Golf Classic for SOGA on Sept. 18 at the Country Club of Roswell. marlowstavern.com n With the help of loyal customers, Willy’s Mexicana Grill raised $25,585 in 22 days in June for the The Boys and Girls Clubs of Georgia. willys.com
C&S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 3240 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-0999. Fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar and classic prime steaks in an elegant setting, with classic cocktails. p }} candsoysterbar.com. LURE 1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl. 404/817-3650. Contemporary fish house with a sophisticated casual vibe serves fresh seafood delivered daily, from salty fried calamari and flaky fish and chips to steamed mussels, plus hand-crafted cocktails. p }} lure-atlanta.com.
n Hyatt Regency Atlanta recently hosted the Firehouse Challenge, pitting firefighters from the Atlanta Fire Department in a barbeque cook-off. A $1000 donation was made on behalf of the winning station to Gold Shield Foundation of Metro Atlanta.
n Inspired by the gastrobars of Spain, the first Atlanta location of Floridabased Bulla Gastrobar (from Centurion Restaurant Group) is opening at 60 11th St. NE in Midtown, with a fun, communal atmosphere, authentic Spanish cuisine and creative cocktails. bullagastrobar.com
RAY’S IN THE CITY 240 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/524-9224. Enjoy a selection of the freshest
5Wine Spectator magazine raised a glass to its 2017 “Best of Award” recipients,
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n Sample wines from around the world at the 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll on Sept. 22 to benefit the Kirkwood Business Owners’ Association. This historic neighborhood, founded in the 1870s, boasts many unique shops, galleries and restaurants. kirkwoodwinestroll.com
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seafood, made-to-order sushi and hand-cut steaks, in a casual yet elegant setting. p }} raysrestaurants.com. RAY’S ON THE RIVER 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Atl. 770/955-1187. A palate-pleasing menu of fresh seafood and fine cut steaks, an award-winning wine list and a romantic view of the Chattahoochee assure a delightful dining experience. p h }} raysrestaurants.com. ★★★ THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM 1100 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/475-2277. Feast on fresh seafood, flown in daily, in a setting as sleek as a 1930s ocean liner, with exceptional service. p }}} theoceanaire.com. THE OPTIMIST 914 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/477-6260. Upscale seafood with playful flavor combinations served in a beautiful space, with an experienced staff, well-rounded wine list and upbeat vibe. p }} theoptimistrestaurant.com.
CAPE DUTCH 1782 Cheshire Bridge NE, Atl. 404/343-0313. Globally-inspired dishes highlight braai (African barbecue) techniques, from woodgrilled steaks to seafood, in a sophisticated setting. p }} capedutchrestaurant.com.
ALMA COCINA 191 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/968-9662. Dine on green chorizo tostadas, bay scallop ceviche and braised goat huaraches in a spirited venue. p } alma-atlanta.com.
COOKS & SOLDIERS 691 14th St. NW, Atl. 404/996-2623. Enjoy pintxos and wood-grilled meats and seafood inspired by the Basque region, as well as a wine, cider and cocktail program, in a vibrant, contemporary space. p }} cooksandsoldiers.com.
AG 181 Peachtree St. NE @ The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, 404/221-6550. Modern steakhouse experience inspired by Southern hospitality with updated menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, refreshed interiors and a new cocktail program. p }}} ritzcarlton.com/AG. BONE’S 3130 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/2372663. Award-winning menu features prime steaks, Maine lobster, lamb chops and fresh seafood complemented by an extensive wine cellar and
discerning service. p }}} bonesrestaurant. com. ★★★★
steakhouse with inspired dishes served in a modern setting. p }}} oaksteakhouseatlanta.com.
CABERNET STEAKHOUSE 5575 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770/777-5955. Reminiscent of the classic steakhouses of New York, with a large open dining room, plush seating and exposed kitchen. p h }}} cabernetsteakhouse.com. ★★★
101 STEAK 3621 Vinings Slope SE, Atl. 770/8058855. Innovative, chef-driven steakhouse features à la carte meat and seafood favorites to pair with a variety of creative side dishes, plus a raw bar and 100+ wines by the glass. p h }}} 101steakatl.com. ★★★
CHOPS/LOBSTER BAR 70 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-2675. Prime steak and seafood, including filet mignon, batter-fried lobster tail and lump crab cake, are served on the upper level Chops steakhouse and lower-level Lobster Bar. p h }}} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★
RAY’S AT KILLER CREEK 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/649-0064. Award-winning steakhouse delivers with prime steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines in a casual dining setting. p h }}} raysrestaurants.com.
HAL’S 30 Old Ivy Road, Atl. 404/261-0025. Award-winning steak prepared over an open flame grill, plus fresh seafood, pasta, veal, lamb and fish, served in an expansive bistro-style venue with charming white tablecloth setting. p }} hals. net. ★★★ KEVIN RATHBUN STEAK 154 Krog St., Ste. 200, Atl. 404/524-5600. Enjoy USDA prime steaks, a mixture of Italian, Creole and Asian items, and fish, soups, salads and sashimi, as well as a list of 200 wines. p }} kevinrathbun.com. ★★★★ MARCEL 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/6654555. Specialties include Beef Wellington, Porterhouse, Cote de Boeuf and Sole Meuniere, served in an elegant, luxurious setting. p }}} marcelatl.com. MCKENDRICK’S STEAK HOUSE 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/512-8888. Feast on fabulous appetizers, enormous steaks, tender chops and succulent seafood in a clubby setting with oak walls and leather seats. p }} mckendricks.com. ★★★★ MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Atl., 404/577-4366. Generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees served in an upscale environment with tuxedo-clad waiters. p }}} mortons.com. NEW YORK PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/846-0644. Dine on Midwestern USDA prime beef, live Maine lobsters or fresh fish, with classic sides ranging from creamed spinach to cheese mashed potatoes. p h }}} newyorkprime. com. ★★★ OAK STEAKHOUSE 950 Third St., Alpharetta. 678/722-8333. A fresh take on the classic
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770/777-1500. 267 Marietta St. @ Embassy Suites Centennial Park, 404/223-6500. 3285 Peachtree Road NE @ Embassy Suites Buckhead, 404/365-0660. Revered by steak connoisseurs for its USDA prime, aged Midwestern corn-fed beef, Northwestern salmon and live Maine lobster, with premium wines and cocktails. p }} ruthschris.com. ★★ STONEY RIVER 10524 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 678/461-7900. 5800 State Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/476-0102. 1640 Cumberland Mall, 678/3059229. Enjoy premium steaks in an inviting mountain lodge setting. p }} stoneyriver.com. ★★★ THE PALM 3391 Peachtree Road @ Westin Buckhead Hotel. 404/814-1955. Prime cuts of beef and jumbo lobsters are served in a casual setting, with a caricature gallery of famous faces. p }}} thepalm.com. ★★★
HUNAN GOURMET 6070 Sandy Springs Circle NE, Atl. 404/303-8888. Authentic cuisine in a relaxing setting. p } ★★ NAN THAI FINE DINING 1350 Spring St. NW, Atl. 404/870-9933. Rich, tasty Thai and Thai fusion dishes with an artistic flair, reminiscent of the grand style of the ’40s and ’50s. p h }}} nanfinedining.com. ★★ RICE THAI CUISINE 1104 Canton St., Roswell. 770/640-0788. Authentic street-style Thai. p } ricethairoswell.com. TAMARIND SEED 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/873-4888. Authentic Thai, from roasted duck breast to braised lamb tenderloin, in an upscale setting. p }}} tamarindseed.com.
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