Southern Seasons Magazine Fall 2018 Issue

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alana and harold shepherd for their brilliant leadership in philanthropy and humanitarian care

Serving Atlanta For Over 65 Years

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Southern SEASONS M A G A Z I N E





In Every Issue

70 Grace Loves Lace Bridal Gowns 74 Mary Kathryn Wells & Jonathon Winsett

16 Letter from the Editor 20 Letters to the Editor 24 28 33 38 40 42 45 46 47 48 50


people & places HIPnation’s Affordable New Healthcare Shepherd Center’s Legendary Party Bicoastal Chefs: Farm Fresh Fare Laura Seydel: Atlanta’s Sustainability Be Your Authentic Self by Dr. Karin Dr. Ronald Goldstein: Faces of Beauty Honors for Bill Harrison & Ted Turner Southern Tales: Books Master Storyteller Jerry Dobson Gallery Views: Pierre Cardin Show Exhibitions Calendar


82 Parties for a Cause 91 On the Horizon 93 The Gallery at Cobb Galleria Centre 94 On the Homefront: BHHS GA 95 NBAF Gala & Driskell Prize Dinner 96 Around Town with Jenny Pruitt 97 Andee’s Army & Buckhead Coalition 98 Etcetera


100 Fun Around Town 108 Performing Arts

travel 52 Design Finds: Luxe Lighting 54 Marvelous Mid-Century Modern Home 114 Disney Fantasy’s Magical Cruise STYLE

62 Ziad Nakad’s Sparkling Blue Gowns 64 Edgy Emerald Evening Wear 66 Fall’s Fab Palette 68 East Meets West with Josie Natori

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dining Culinary Arts: Georgia Flavor Restaurant Review: Mission + Market Dining Guide: Best Bites in Town In the Kitchen: Cookbooks

COVER CREDITS EARLY FALL: HIPNATION HEALTHCARE: photo by leungchopan/ FALL: NEWLYWEDS JONATHON WINSETT AND MARY KATHRYN WELLS WITH jonny winsett. photo by Kristen Alexander at the “pink castle” in buckhead. bride’s Makeup: Sarai Mateo/The Standard Luxury Beauty Services; earrings: Misayo House Bridal. LATE FALL: Alana and Harold Shepherd with Bentley, one of Shepherd Center’s Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dogs. photo by ben rose.



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reinventing HEALTHCARE Dr. Brian Hill, co-founder of HIPnation, is making affordable concierge healthcare a reality.


LEGENDARY PARTY Shepherd Center’s 30th gala salutes Alana and Harold Shepherd, Nov. 3 at Flourish.


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MID-CENTURY MODERN Marvel at the stunning minimalist design of the Buckhead home of Atlanta Chef Kevin Gillespie. SOUTHERN WEDDING Mary Kathryn Wells and Jonathon Winsett tie the knot in a garden ceremony at Atlanta’s Pink Castle.


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letter from the editor




is the season when Atlanta’s premier charitable organizations vie for the hearts and minds of the South’s leading philanthropists. Glamorous five-star fundraising balls, galas and soirees – all representing the worthiest of causes – occur constantly during the fall, hoping that you, the iconic and generous community of Atlanta, will support them for all the right reasons! The world-renowned accomplishments of the Shepherd Center, where countless lives have been saved since its inception in 1975, began treating patients with traumatic spinal and brain injuries at a time when there was no other specialized medical trauma center in the country. The selfless determination of Alana and Harold Shepherd to save their own son’s life inspired them (along with tremendous community support) to create one of the foremost medical facilities of its kind in the world. Your patronage of The Legendary Party, slated for Nov. 3, will ensure their mission will continue. Did the government fix healthcare? Well, not yet! But a brilliant and dedicated team of Atlanta physicians has begun one of the most innovative and affordable new healthcare systems imaginable. HIPnation is becoming the talk of the town as it has removed health insurance from the equation of primary healthcare. Co-founder Dr. Brian Hill tells us his story in this issue as new HIPnation offices are opening in neighborhoods all over the city. Mid-century modern design is making a powerful comeback

– not that it ever went away! Our Home & Design feature showcases this stunning, forever youthful and minimalist period of design in the Buckhead home of beloved Atlanta Chef Kevin Gillespie. Paying it forward: Famed Atlanta architect Bill Harrison has long been one of today’s most revered industry leaders. The announcement of the William H. Harrison Scholarship for ICCA is an impressive endowment to foster the next generation of visionary professionals. The stunning Italian Baroque setting of Atlanta’s “Pink Castle” cast a spell of enchantment on the lovely garden wedding of Mary Kathryn Wells and Jonathon Harris Winsett. The Tuscan country ambience of the breathtaking reception was created by Tony Brewer and catered by Soiree. You will marvel at the images of Disney Fantasy, the youngest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, which offers sophisticated accommodations and atmosphere for adults as well as families. This iconic brand is all grown up! Rounding out the fall edition of Southern Seasons are fascinating features by Dr. Karin Luise, who encourages us to be our ‘authentic selves’; Laura Turner Seydel on Atlanta’s growing status among the country’s most sustainable cities; Dr. Ronald Goldstein on beauty in a flash; Bicoastal Chefs Jody Williams and Wendy Warren on shopping the farmers markets; and Jennifer Franklin’s review of Mission + Market – making it a cover to cover must-read!

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What opportunities await her when she ages out of the foster care system?

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LETTERS to the editor

Brava! Once again you have published another gorgeous, informative, musthave-on-my-coffee-table, where affluencemeets-influence-to-make-Atlanta-a-betterplace-to-live Southern Seasons Magazine. (I know this is grammatically incorrect – but I don’t care!) Lynn-Anne Huck, Managing Partner, The Visibility Marketing Group

We’ve just seen the beautiful cover for Jenny’s award and the wonderful pieces on the inside about her and the Bow Wow Brunch. We are thrilled, and you are an absolute dream of an editor! Christina Hill, Director of Marketing and communications, Atlanta Humane Society

I just received my copy of Tony Conway’s gorgeous new book Legendary Events! All I can say is WOW! The photographs are beautiful! Food, flowers, decor – spectacular! I have had the pleasure of knowing Tony for many years and I am thrilled for his success ! It is great to see him featured in Southern Seasons ! Continued success to him and Legendary Events! Bravo!

I wanted to extend my gratitude for the wonderful layout and article you put together representing our restaurant. Thank you so much and look forward to sharing the magazine with our guests. Nicholas Sousounis, bistro VG

The magazine continues to amaze and delight! Thank you for all you do for NBAF and so many wonderful organizations in our city. You are the best! JUDY hanenkrat, NBAF

I am so delighted that you are featuring our wedding in Southern Seasons Magazine! I am a big fan of the publication. Mary Kathryn Wells, CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, THE Wells MARKETING AgencY

Your new issue looks beautiful and is full of wonderful stories and photos!

As beautiful as the photos of Austria are in the summer issue, nothing compares to seeing it for real! This country is pristine – there is no debris along the roads and nothing out of place. There is no pollution. It actually smells as beautiful as it looks. The government is respected – not feared. There does not appear to be any poverty. The Austrians just seem to have found the formula for a wonderful life. I’m so glad that you featured this tiny and yet significant land so full of history.

Julie Herron Carson

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The magazine continues to amaze and delight!” SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS: A wonderful article about Tony Conway Legendary Events is in Southern Seasons Magazine! We’re so excited that this beautiful book is available on Amazon. Legendary Events

Our cover model/bride Ginny has her wedding to Sagar featured in the summer issue of Southern Seasons Magazine. Their garden wedding followed by a reception at The Estate was a showstopper! Picture This! Photography

Ziad Nakad Couture Collection is in Southern Seasons Magazine! Thank you. Méphistophélès Productions

There is plenty to read in this month’s Southern Seasons Magazine, including a look back at the kickoff party for the 30th anniversary “Legendary Party” in support of the Shepherd Center. The Estate

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Gucci opening at Phipps Plaza One of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands is coming to Phipps Plaza. Gucci is scheduled to open in October, with a posh 4,500-square-foot space showcasing a wide collection of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, luggage, small leather goods, jewelry, watches and accessories. Travel is a central theme of the new design, which pairs sumptuous velvet armchairs and vintage Oriental rugs with industrial touches of metal and iron for a truly eclectic shopping experience.















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A Meal to R emember an evening of

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NOVEMBER 2, 2018

When it comes to cosmetic skin procedures, wearing this doesn’t make someone an expert. You’ll find so-called “skin experts” just about everywhere. Many who claim to have the qualifications to perform even the most sophisticated skin-related procedures. For your safety, make sure you select a doctor who is trained in the specialty of medical and cosmetic skin procedures for men and women of all ages. When it comes to treating your skin the right way, look beyond the surface. Make a smart, and safe, decision. This patient safety message brought to you by: Herbert D. Alexander, Jr., M.D. Linda M. Benedict, M.D. Harold J. Brody, M.D. Jennifer Buckley, M.D. Elizabeth M. Burns, M.D. Darren L. Casey, M.D. David J. Cohen, M.D. Gregory J. Cox, M.D. Ashley Curtis, M.D. William L. Dobes, M.D.

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IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN! Dr. Brian E. Hill is impressive. He is a warm, gifted and articulate physician with an extraordinary degree of common sense. As a successful Atlanta-based urologist and selfdescribed evangelist of healthcare, he has been on a mission to fix our broken healthcare system. As the co-founder of HIPnation, he has succeeded. This is his story.


t was my love of providing care – healthcare – that compelled me to move beyond my office to solve the healthcare/insurance crisis our country faces. For I, like most of us, came to realize that healthcare had become increasingly unaffordable, increasingly inaccessible, and increasingly distant from those it was supposed to help. So I began to ask questions. I first tried to solve the healthcare system’s problems by working within the system. I traveled to our nation’s capitol to influence the conversation but quickly realized that Congress is more likely to listen to the powerful lobbies of hospitals and healthcare insurance companies than the common-sense approach from an actual physician. Then, I decided to approach the healthcare debacle by doing what I do best as a physician: I diagnosed it. What is the disease in our current construct driving these rising costs,

lack of access and disparities in care? I followed my training – use symptoms to find disease and then develop a treatment plan to cure the disease. I went on a quest to read and learn, I traveled and spoke on the problems in our system, and I sat on panels with economists and actuaries and healthcare thought leaders. In doing so, the disease became apparent. Healthcare had become about the insurance industry that had grown around and overtaken the priority of caring for patients. My diagnosis: The disease is the current system.

Health insurance has become synonymous with healthcare. The stakeholders in the healthcare industry have taken the reins, controlled the finances, created a system built around a lack of transparency, hidden the true cost of care, and, in doing so, have developed a scheme that keeps them financially secure. The system had usurped medicine.

If you are on Medicare and still working, you may have secondary insurance through your business. HIPnation may eliminate any need for this expensive additional insurance and end up saving you money by replacing separate supplemental insurance with appropriate Medicare supplements. At Medicare age, you need the best and most accessible healthcare than at any other time in your life. Now you can have it. 24


“I like to say that my exam room is where the noise of the world stops and I get to meet people as they truly are,” said Dr. Brian Hill. “I find it to be a unique place. It is my community where I feel blessed to be there with my patients, getting to know them and providing care in a time of need.”

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HOW HIPnation WORKS: • It costs $100 per month to join HIPnation.

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This membership fee provides access to a personal primary care physician, just like concierge medicine except there is no insurance in the office to distract or detract from care. Each HIPnation doctor manages 60-75% fewer patients compared to most major medical providers. This increases the time and attention that the physician can provide to each patient. Care can be provided in the office, as well as at home through video conferencing, texting, emailing and phone conversations with your physician. The insurer no longer determines how care is provided. There are no co-pays. There are no deductibles. Just remarkable care founded in a great relationship with your physician. No matter if you use Medicare, commercial insurance or have no insurance, the care and cost in the primary care office is based only on the membership fee. HIPnation has nine conveniently located offices open around the northern Atlanta region and is adding more at an impressive clip. Each office is staffed by a board certified primary healthcare physician (including internal medicine, family care, geriatric specialists) – all qualified and experienced in diagnostics and treatment of most common healthcare events. If you have Medicare or privately held commercial policies, then these are used to cover most or all of out-of-office services including lab work, medications, imaging, specialty evaluation or hospital care. However, your HIPnation doctor remains your healthcare advocate and primary physician throughout this process and will always be accessible to you as you undergo any conceivable illness or treatment. If you purchase health insurance as an individual or own a small/mid-sized business, then you are painfully aware of the high and rising costs of our current healthcare system. When your HIPnation primary care physician and our low-cost negotiated rates for care outside the Primary Care office that come with our membership fee are paired with innovative insurance products through our affiliated insurance brokers, then you will see significant cost savings along with remarkable care for a complete healthcare solution.

When you feel ill, do you call your insurance agent and ask him to treat you? Of course not. But guess what: They are telling your doctors how to treat you. For physicians, the focus has shifted from caring for our patients to meeting the requirements of the insurance industry. Most physicians are inherently aware of this. They perceive the shortcomings and are frustrated by them. They often feel trapped within the system but see no other option. Our focus as physicians – the office staff that surrounds us, the consultants that we hire, the electronic health records that we utilize – is directed at meeting the requirements of this industry. The voices that we must adhere to and the edicts that we must follow are not those of our patients but rather of those who pay us – the insurance industry and the government bureaucracy. Physician interaction with this system has become exorbitantly expensive and becomes more so every year. These costs are passed along to patients through higher prices that do nothing to help make anyone healthier. The intrusiveness of the system has become a distraction, an added burden without corresponding value. Most physicians have come to realize that medicine – true healthcare – has been lost within this industry. And our patients are suffering as a result.

Fixing this problem became my passion. My frustration grew as I realized that most of the discussions about fixing our system had nothing to do with addressing the real disease. The debates and conversations revolved around fixing health insurance, viewing healthcare through the lens of its current construct. None of this is surprising when you realize that the industry stakeholders are the ones sitting at the table deliberating healthcare (make that insurance) reform.

Dr. Robert Herrera is board certified in Internal Medicine. His HIPnation office is conveniently located in the Johns Creek community in North Fulton County.


So the realization struck: nothing was going to change unless we changed it ourselves. And HIPnation was born.

In today’s healthcare system, you use insurance whether you have a cough or cancer. This is a problem. Almost five years ago, myself, Dr. Hal Scherz and Dr. Jeff English (two other physicians who had been actively engaged in the national healthcare reform conversation) along with Davis Butler, an attorney specializing in healthcare, came together to form HIPnation. HIP stands for Healthcare Impact Partners – coming from the idea that we want to directly partner with our patients in order to make a positive impact on their healthcare. Physicians and insurers hire a multitude of people to manage the current system. This is reflected in high healthcare costs that then make health insurance expensive. This same interaction also distracts physicians, making them focus on meeting the regulations of the insurers as opposed to the needs of their patients. This negatively impacts patient care and the patientphysician relationship.

Our assessment: Insurance should be used only for the worrisome events – not things like physicals, the management of ongoing medical conditions, or the common cold. Our treatment plan: Redesign the healthcare ecosystem to place the patient back in its center. To do so, we developed an innovative delivery solution based upon a membership model that removes insurance and its valueless distractions from the primary care office. Patients now have full access to a primary physician who knows them, who cares for them, and whose office is focused exclusively on helping them maximize their overall wellness. We have expanded the model to include significantly reduced prices for payment at the point of service for outpatient healthcare services including labs, imaging, medications, specialty consultations, procedures and ambulatory surgeries. This further decreases the healthcare costs within our ecosystem. And we have supplemented our healthcare model by pairing it with unique insurance products that add the protection against those “what if ” scenarios that worry us all. These simple steps lead to drastic improvements in the cost, quality, accessibility and convenience of healthcare and decrease the premiums associated with the insurance products. So this is my story – at least its beginning. We at HIPnation are excited for the chapters that will follow.

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Alana & Harold Shepherd:

The Precious Jewels of Atlanta


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Alana and Harold Shepherd with Bentley, one of Shepherd Center’s Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dogs.


n a time of crisis, it is reassuring to know that there is another family that’s been in your shoes. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1973, Alana and Harold Shepherd’s son James Shepherd set out on a backpacking trip around the world. While bodysurfing off a beach in Rio de Janeiro, he was slammed to the ocean floor by a wave. James, who was 22 at the time, sustained a serious spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down. After spending five weeks in a Brazilian hospital struggling to survive, he returned to the United States. With the help of a family friend – Clark Harrison, the former DeKalb County commission chairman who’d been paralyzed since being shot by a German sniper in 1944 – the Shepherd family located a rehabilitation treatment facility in Colorado. After six months of intensive rehabilitation, James regained his ability to walk while using a cane and a leg brace. After returning home to Atlanta, Harold and Alana could not believe the lack of rehabilitation care options in the Southeast. With the help of Mr. Harrison and David Webb, chairman of President Carter’s White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, the Shepherds hurled themselves headlong into the task of creating a rehabilitation center. With enthusiastic support, Shepherd Center was founded in 1975 as a six-bed unit operating out of leased space in an Atlanta hospital. Almost immediately there was a waiting list. Today, Shepherd Center is a state-of-the-art facility with 152 beds, including a 10-bed intensive care unit. In 2015, Shepherd had 939 admissions to its inpatient programs and 450 to its day patient programs.

For further details and reservations to the Legendary Party, please contact Erin Schuster at or call 404-350-7304.

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The 2018 Legendary Party is co-chaired by Ruth Dobbs Anthony (seated) and her daughters Gena Bryant Chalfa and Leslie Bryant Jackson. Pictured with Ruth is her granddaughter Harper Ruth Chalfa. Southern Seasons Magazine | 29

Ruth Dobbs Anthony and Gena Bryant Chalfa.

Alana Shepherd, Leslie Bryant Jackson, Ruth Dobbs Anthony and Ruth Dobbs McDonald.

Shepherd Center co-founders James and Alana Shepherd review construction plans with physician Murray, M.D. 30 Herndon

In addition, Shepherd sees more than 6,600 people annually on an outpatient basis. Shepherd has evolved greatly in the past four decades and remains dedicated to helping people with catastrophic injuries and illnesses reclaim their lives with dignity, independence and hope. To thank Alana and Harold Shepherd for their selfless dedication to Shepherd Center, the Legendary Party Chairs Ruth Dobbs Anthony and her daughters Gena Bryant Chalfa and Leslie Bryant Jackson chose the theme “Beautiful Brilliance, Legends to Treasure.” They have given Shepherd Center “brilliant leadership and are true Atlanta legends in philanthropy and humanitarian care,” Ruth Anthony explained. The 30th annual Legendary Party, at Flourish on November 3, will truly be a night to celebrate our precious jewels of Atlanta, Alana and Harold Shepherd. Proceeds from the gala will be allocated to the newly established Alana and Harold Shepherd Fund to support the center’s Recreational Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy programs. These programs are vital to the continuum of care that Shepherd Center provides. The trio of co-chairs represents a heritage of three generations of the Dobbs family’s support and involvement in Shepherd Center. Alana Shepherd noted, “For almost half a century, the Dobbs family have been treasured friends of Harold and me and of Shepherd Center.” Ruth Anthony’s parents were among the center’s earliest benefactors, and today the Ruth and Talmage Dobbs, Jr. Horticulture Therapy Program is one of the testaments of their generosity. Ruth Anthony, a member of the Board of Trustees, has continued this legacy by serving as Legendary Party Chair, first in 2000 when the theme was “Spirit of Paris, A Night in the City of Lights” and again this year. Named a “Shepherd Angel,” Ruth encouraged her daughters’ focus on Shepherd. Gena Chalfa chaired a recent Summer in the City event and was active in Shepherd Center Society. Alana Shepherd honored Leslie Jackson by giving the commencement address at her graduation from Whitefield Academy. Leslie now serves as Development Associate, continuing her career at the center. When asked the family says, “We love to give back to the family that has given back to so many. We hope others will join us November 3 to show their love for these pillars in the community.”


Alana & Harold Shepherd The 30th annual Legendary Party will honor the first family of Shepherd Center, Alana and Harold Shepherd. Beautiful Brilliance — Legends to Treasure, is a tribute to the selfless work of this extraordinary couple who have helped empower and encourage so many patients for so long to persevere in the journey to overcome their injuries.

As a special treat, guests at this year’s Legendary Party will be dazzled by the sounds of the premier group, Powerhouse Band. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes!

November 3, 2018

Flourish Buckhead


Thank you to our generous 2018 Presenting Sponsors FRED V. ALIAS • MARY ANN & BILL BECKER • ELAINE & JOHN CARLOS


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The Farmers Market inspires our Bicoastal Chefs This is where the meal planning begins!

Photo by Dawn Brewer

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THE Bicoastal Chefs present

by Wendy Warren and Jody Williams

Fresh Fall Fare

Dawn Brewer

at the Farmers Market



Enjoying autumn’s bountiful harvest equals the perfect time to gather family and friends for a wholesome, home-cooked meal. Take advantage of your local farmers market to ensure the most in-season and tastiest foods of the season. From farm to table, we’ve put together a healthy dinner that will never go out of style.

Cauliflower Soup

Savory Roast Chicken INGREDIENTS 1 (5 to 6 pound) organic roasting chicken Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 bunch fresh poultry herb seasoning (3-4 sprigs each of thyme, sage and rosemary)

1 large head garlic, cut in half crosswise 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 large yellow onion, thickly sliced 4 carrots cut into 2-inch chunks 1 bulb fennel, tops removed, cut into wedges

1 bunch fresh thyme

Olive oil

1 lemon, halved

Serves 6

This easy chicken recipe will be a favorite you will want to cook again and again. The fresh herbs and vegetables season the bird perfectly and the presentation is beautiful. • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. • Remove the chicken giblets. Remove any excess fat and pat the outside dry. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with poultry herb seasoning, both halves of lemon, and all the garlic. • Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. • Place the onions, carrots and fennel in a roasting pan. Toss with salt, pepper, fresh thyme and olive oil. Spread vegetable mixture around the bottom of the roasting pan and place the chicken on top. • Roast the chicken for 1½ hours, or until the juices run clear. • Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 15 minutes. Slice the chicken and serve it with the vegetables.


2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided; add more for garnish

5 cups chicken broth

3 large leeks, cleaned and sliced; reserve 1 cup 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets

2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper ½ cup or more heavy whipping cream (optional) Serves 6

This soup should be named “Cali-flower Soup” because it is super healthy and is made with absolutely no cream! However, we put cream as an option if you would like to add at the end to enrich flavor and texture. • In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add leeks (minus 1 cup) and sauté for 5 minutes or until beginning to become translucent. Add cauliflower and garlic and cook for 8 minutes more, until beginning to soften. • Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until cauliflower is tender. • Add salt and pepper and blend until smooth – in batches in a high-powered blender or with a handheld immersion blender – thinning with water to reach desired consistency. • Optional: Cream can be added at this time according to taste. Keep warm. • In a medium skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over high heat. Add reserved leeks and sauté for 10 minutes or until beginning to get brown and crispy. • Serve soup topped with crispy leeks and a drizzle of olive oil. Southern Seasons Magazine

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Fresh Arugula Salad INGREDIENTS 1 5-ounce package of organic baby arugula ¼ cup olive oil 1 lemon ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese Pine nuts (optional)

A simple side salad that complements and rounds out all the flavors in this well-balanced meal. So easy and so good! • Put arugula in a large serving dish and drizzle olive oil evenly over salad. Squeeze the juice of the lemon over salad. • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and toss ingredients together. Add pine nuts for extra flavor. Salt and pepper to taste.

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing Roasted Yams with Honey, Red pepper flakes and Lime Yogurt INGREDIENTS ½ cup Greek-style yogurt Juice of 2 limes 3 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 medium to large yams 2-3 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 green onions (white and green parts), sliced thinly


This delicious, soul-satisfying recipe can be eaten alone! The flavors play off salty against sweet and spicy with a burst of creaminess. • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. • In a small bowl, combine the yogurt with the lime juice and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Season with sea salt and pepper. Set aside. • Cut the yams lengthwise into 8 to 12 wedges. In a medium bowl, toss yams with the honey, ½ tablespoon red pepper flakes, and the remaining olive oil. Season with sea salt and pepper. Marinate for 10 minutes, tossing once or twice to coat. • Transfer the yams to a rimmed baking sheet and roast until they are nicely caramelized around the edges and soft when pierced with a knife at the thickest part, 25 to 35 minutes. • Transfer to a serving plate, drizzle yogurt over entire dish, and garnish with the green onions and remaining red pepper flakes. Season with flaky salt. Serve warm.

INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry or white whole wheat flour ½ teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ¾ cup pure maple syrup 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) or half a 15-ounce can 1/3 cup melted butter or coconut oil 2 large eggs ¼ cup milk or water or almond milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

End the perfect wholesome meal on a sweet note with these healthy cupcakes, which can double as pumpkin muffins the next morning. • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with liners. • Whisk together all dry ingredients. • Using a blender, blend all wet ingredients. • Add both wet and dry mixtures together until combined. Do not overmix. • Scoop batter into muffin pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

Why we should

shop at the FARMERS MARKET

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So fresh! Produce is ripened fully in the fields and is brought directly to the farmers market. This food is as real as it gets – straight from the farm. Seasonal enjoyment. Food from the market is seasonal. The array of fruits and vegetables is super fresh and delicious, reflecting the truest flavors of the season. Support local farmers. Small family farms have a hard time competing in the food marketplace. Buying directly from farmers gives them a better return for their produce. Nourish yourself. Most food in grocery stores is highly processed and genetically modified, which can wreak havoc on our health system. However, most food found at the markets is organic and minimally processed, resulting in the most nutritious produce possible. Variety. The spice of life! Most farmers markets will have produce not available in the grocery store. Seek these surprise foods out and try something new! Connect with the community. Wouldn’t you rather stroll along outdoor bins of colorful, fresh produce on a sunny day than roll a cart around the grocery store with artificial lights and piped in music? Coming to the farmers market is a pleasure and is such a great way to get a satisfying taste of small-town life in a big city.

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Bonus tips to OPTIMIZE THE farmers market: • Fruits and vegetables sold outside at the market are intended to be stored outside the refrigerator at home. Especially tomatoes! • Arrive close to opening time because the “good stuff” can run out quickly. However, arriving at the end of market hours can score you some great deals. • Bring cash and a cute basket or reusable shopping bags. • Ask questions! These farmers know their stuff! Inquire about their practices, methods, cooking tips and storage tips. • Enjoy the sense of community and get to know those who grow the food you feed your family. So, head to your local farmers market, and pick your own produce. This is such a great family outing! It’s a privilege to have access to locally produced and non-processed foods from the farmers market. Get to know these hard-working farmers, cheer on their successes and lend support whenever you can. When someone’s purpose is to produce REAL food for you and your family and keep money in the local economy, how can you not support them? Southern Seasons Magazine

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Atlanta: A Model for Health & Sustainability Programs When you think about top-tier cities in sustainability, Seattle or Portland typically come to mind. But Atlanta is quickly moving up the list, thanks to innovative programs, city leadership and now being part of the 100 Resilient Cities in America Initiative through the Rockefeller Foundation grant. Twenty years ago, Atlanta was the opposite of a top-tier city in sustainability. In the 1990s, Atlanta was fined over $20 million by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for allowing untreated sewage into the Chattahoochee River. And then in 2007, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America named Atlanta the Asthma Capital of America due to its poor air quality. So what changed? Concerned citizens, business and community leaders, nonprofits and government leaders got together to do what Atlanta does best: lead by example. Here are a few programs that are moving Atlanta up the sustainability ladder.

100 Resilient City Program – 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) was created by the Rockefeller Foundation on its centennial in 2013. The foundation and a panel of expert judges reviewed more than 1,000 applications from prospective cities. The judges looked for innovative mayors, a recent catalyst for change, a history of building partnerships, and an ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders. In 2016, Atlanta was chosen as the 100th city. 100RC is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. It supports the adoption and incorporation of a resilient view that includes not only the shocks (earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.), but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day-to-day or cyclical basis. Examples of these stresses include high unemployment, an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system, endemic violence, or chronic food and water shortages. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes better able to respond to adverse events and to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations. Visit the website to see the complete Resilient Atlanta strategic plan.

Children & Nature Network – This March, Atlanta hosted the 2018 Enlightenment Luncheon with the theme “Go Outside and Play.” I was honored to co-host along with Stephanie Blank, Lisa Rayner Catherall and Steve 38

Nygren. A growing body of scientific evidence tells us that time spent in nature has the power to make children healthier, happier and smarter. But today’s children spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, much of it in front of a screen. The luncheon brought together health, education, arts and conservation experts to discuss the critical importance of nature access for children – and to highlight programs working to reconnect kids and families to the natural world. One of the featured organizations was the Children & Nature Network (C&NN), which announced that its leadership summit and international conference would be held in Atlanta in 2020 and 2021, respectively. This gives Atlanta a chance to help lead and support the efforts of connecting children and nature. C&NN also announced a partnership with the National League of Cities and the city of Atlanta for the Cities Connecting Children to Nature Program. This initiative will build on the great work already underway in Atlanta and create opportunities for new, systemic approaches to connecting more children, more equitably, to nature throughout the city.

Recycle Across America – Recycling is the No. 1 action we can all do to improve our existence on this planet. However, it must be done correctly. China, the biggest purchaser of U.S. recycling, is banning the purchase of most U.S. recycled plastics, paper and cardboard mainly due to the large amounts of contamination. There have been hundreds of recycling plants closing throughout the country.

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The remaining facilities are experiencing a major backlog of stock. One answer to the crisis is having a standardized labeling system for recycling bins to reduce the amount of contamination. This labeling system is the purpose of the Recycle Across America organization. In Atlanta, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has implemented the standardized labeling program. The results have been fantastic. APS has experienced a dramatic reduction in contamination levels (trash going into recycling bins) and a significant increase in recycling levels. The recycling levels averaged an increase of 30 percent with some schools seeing over 40 percent increases in recycling levels. Going from contaminated recycling (resulting from the students making mistakes at the bin or simply not caring) to 100 percent contamination-free due to standardized labels is the difference between recycling collapsing or thriving in the U.S. Now, Recycle Across America is talking with the city about a citywide rollout of the standardized labels before Atlanta hosts Super Bowl LIII in 2019. This event gives Atlanta an opportunity to set an example for the entire country.

CRK’s Neighborhood Water Watch Program –

5The Enlightenment Luncheon Series was held at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens with an expert panel on connecting kids to nature. Pictured: Steve Nygren, Mario Cambardella, John R. Seydel, Lisa Rayner Catherall, Stephanie Blank, Stacy Funderburke, Dr. Stephen Lockhart, Sarah Milligan-Toffler, Gabriella Logan and Laura Turner Seydel.

Because of the lack of government-agency resources to properly monitor the water quality of our rivers, the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) started the Neighborhood Water Watch (NWW) program to monitor and test the water quality of the Chattahoochee River. The NWW is a collaborative program between CRK and neighborhood groups, schools and citizens in our watershed. The goal: improved water quality in urban streams and protection of human health in the surrounding communities. The NWW comprises 109 partners that collect samples at 163 stations weekly. CRK invested in laboratory testing equipment to make testing affordable and to allow quick response to problems. In 2017, CRK tested 4,373 water samples and stopped 14 major spills.

Urban Gardening – The city has a serious commitment to providing fresh food to all of its citizens. In 2015, the City of Atlanta named its first-ever urban agriculture director, Mario Cambardella. The goal of the urban agriculture department is to bring local, healthy food within a halfmile of 75 percent of all Atlanta residents by year 2020. Atlanta currently has 11 farms, 49 orchards and 189 community gardens within its city limits. It also has many creative initiatives, including “Grows-A-Lot,” where citizens can adopt vacant lots for gardens; planting gardens under power lines; and starting Atlanta’s first Community Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill. AgLanta also hosts the annual AgLanta Eats Food Festival and the Smart Ag for Smart Cities conference. We can all play a part in making Atlanta No. 1 by supporting programs like standardized labeling to reduce contamination in our recycling stream, connecting kids to nature, getting involved with urban agriculture or becoming a citizen scientist to protect our watershed.

5Trained community volunteers lead the way for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s Neighborhood Water Watch program.

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By Dr. Karin Luise


What does it mean to live as my authentic self? I love this question because it is exactly the topic of my next book and new course. When we find the pathway to our authentic selves, we find transformation, clarity and power. The root Greek word is authentikos, which means “original or genuine.” It is derived from authentes, meaning “acting on one’s own authority” or “self-doer, selfbeing.” So, when we are following the voice of our genuine selves, we are living as “self beings” – not “other beings.”

To understand what it means to live authentically, it is helpful to look at what it means to live inauthentically. When we live outside of our original selves, we are usually acting on someone else’s expectations of us. We agree to let others’ opinions, judgments and beliefs project onto us. We are, as the Greek origin defines, not acting in our “own authority.” The inauthentic being usually wears masks to please others and reacts out of fear – fear that he or she will not be loved, accepted or understood. Perhaps it is fear of harm, abandonment or shame. We stuff our own needs, quiet our voices and let someone else’s ideas about us define our own. I have so much compassion for those lost in this cycle because I lived that way for most of my life – until I had my own self-transformation. When we are acting as the authentic self, we are in line with 40

our true inner being. Here is my framework explaining 4 Key Qualities of the Authentic S.E.L.F.: Soul Center, Emotions, Love and Freedom. Soul Center: The core of your being-ness. We are spiritual creatures having a human experience that is filled with mental, physical and emotional layers. The central layer that holds our deepest wisdom is the soul, which communicates to us through emotions and sensations. This inner source of wisdom works from a place of intuitive knowing – the core of the self. The mind is a place for grounding, information storing and analyzing. But it is also the place where we hold faulty beliefs and negative thought loops that turn us away from our original selves. The “monkey mind” often over-analyzes because of programmed fear, and, in turn, rejects the inner voice. When we are purposefully seeking authentic choices, we return inward for decisions instead of outward (others) or upward

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(monkey mind). We look at what emotions, needs and passions call from our center and choose what feels best to us – which is always what feels lightest to the soul. Emotions: Your internal guidance system. When you understand how important your emotions are and begin honoring them, your life will completely change. Your feelings are your soul’s communication to you about whether something is in alignment with you or not. Your emotions interplay with your physical body to trigger authentic action to move toward something or away from it. This brilliant guidance system is actually very simple. When something feels good to you – sparking emotions such as happiness, excitement or comfort – your authenticity is being confirmed. Your body chemically responds by releasing feel-good hormones, such as dopamine and serotonin. These chemicals naturally boost happiness, immunity and feelings of well-being. When you have negative reactions such as retraction, dread or discomfort, your emotional system is telling you that you are not in alignment with the real you. Your systems respond, releasing stress hormones, such as cortisol, into your system. Over time, the continuous release of cortisol causes the immune system to diminish, causing sickness, weakness and feelings of diminished well-being. When you start to honor the guidance of your emotions, you will find yourself feeling healthier, stronger and more creative. The body is brilliantly set up to reward you this way! Even more, you will experience a heightened sense of awareness, connection and peace. Things will start to flow to you more freely because you are

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The authentic self is confident, empowered and at peace with who he or she is. lining up with the natural current of your life. Love: Acceptance and compassion for the self and others. When you are living in your truth, following the self ’s true passions and desires, you are acknowledging your worthiness. By valuing yourself first, you begin loving yourself as you were intended to from birth – with full acceptance. When you experience your own compassion and grace, you learn to accept all parts of yourself and stop comparing them to others. The authentic self is confident, empowered and at peace with who he or she is. In turn, a purer love for others flows from you. You shine so much brighter because you stop letting fear and self-doubt cloud your relationships with others. You move more freely within yourself and within the world. Freedom: Free to be, speak and act. My favorite gift in my self-growth journey has been freedom. I cannot explain how empowering and transformational this allowance has been. Freedom meant letting go of what I thought everyone else needed from me and holding onto what felt right for me, whether it be as a writer, mother or free-spirited woman out playing in the world. Truth is, freedom is our birthright, but most of us have been conditioned to believe we are not worthy of it. When we disallow our own free-will, we clog up the natural flow of our lives, and we are not able to reach our true greatness. When we accept that we are created to live freely as our true selves, we discover an awakened life that can shine brighter than ever before. And that, my friends, is exactly how you can spot someone living as their authentic self – they are glowing as bright as the sun.

Dr. Karin Luise is an Award-winning author, whole life coach and host of “the dr. karin show.” FIND KARIN AT, and THEFATHERLESSDAUGHTERPROJECT.COM. FACEBOOK @DR. KARIN; INSTAGRAM & TWITTER @DOCTORKARIN Southern Seasons Magazine

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the many faces of beauty

by ronald E. goldstein, DDS


ow many times have you thought about booking a beauty treatment only to cancel that idea because it would take too long? Time is precious, and unfortunately there never seems to be enough of it. The worst is when getting ready to go out and not feeling your best because so many other things took precedence in your week. A quick touch up of hair roots, an express pedicure, and even a “party smile” can build confidence in just minutes. With today’s advancements in health and beauty fields, there are more treatments and products available than ever before that offer beauty in a flash!


Maintaining a haircut and color can often take on a life of its own. On top of that,

the style – whether it’s blown straight or curled – can take precious time to achieve. Consider these ideas for quick at-home treatments that won’t break the bank or the clock: • To keep gray hair at bay in-between color appointments, consider the “No Gray Quick Fix” which is like a mascara wand for hair color. Pressing the tube releases the product onto your roots through the bristles that then act as a comb to spread out the color. • Give your hair a salon treatment at home with various types of hair masks. Garnier Fructis offers 1-minute hair masks that come in several varieties to repair, strengthen, protect color or nourish dry hair. • Clip-on hair extensions are an easy way to elongate hair and quickly create a style when you are on the run. Adding thickness and length to your hair in


under 10 minutes gets your desired look in a short amount of time. • The Sleep Styler dries and curls your hair while you sleep. Simply wash your hair before bed, apply the terry cloth “rollers” to your hair, and wake up the next morning with pillow soft curls. The product literally works while you sleep. Regardless of which product or technique you choose, Sheena Mi Lee, owner and hair stylist at Atlanta’s Mi Studio Salon, offers sound advice. “An easy and effective way to clean your scalp is to mix baking soda into your shampoo once a month. Massage the mixture into the scalp and pull it through to the ends of the hair. Then leave it for about five to ten minutes before rinsing. Once you rinse out the shampoo, don’t forget to follow up with conditioner.”



Booking a full mani/pedi appointment can often come with a two-hour-plus time block that might not fit your schedule. Rather than skip it entirely, try doing express treatments. An “express” polish can save time and money, and your hands and feet will look just as great. In one hour, you can have your toes trimmed and polished and have a more durable gel polish on your fingers that can last for up to two weeks. By eliminating the time-consuming areas of a mani/pedi, like hot towels and lotion massages, you can get fast results in under an hour. If you don’t have time to get to the nail salon, consider purchasing a clear 60 second dry polish. Give your nails a file while in bed, and brush on a clear coat 42

before drifting to sleep. The quick dry will ensure the polish stays on your fingers and you can wake up knowing that your nails are ready to go. ZIIP 12-minute Nano-current facials (used by actress Alison Brie from Netflix’s Glow): “ZIIP works by harnessing the power of tiny electrical currents and using them to stimulate a naturally-occurring chemical in our skin called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is stored energy – it’s like a battery in your skin cells that releases energy when you need it. But as you age your ability to produce and store ATP deteriorates. And you need energy to repair damaged skin cells. Nano currents increase the levels of ATP in your skin, allowing cells to communicate with one another and repair themselves.” ( Clarisonic: These hand-held cleansing tools stay charged on your vanity and with just a squeeze of cleanser on the brush you can quickly get your face fully cleansed and exfoliated. Masks: The best way to multi-task in the morning is to pop a sheet mask on and let it work its magic while you check your emails or get breakfast ready. Sheet masks aren’t just for the face anymore. Try out one that firms the neck, or a hand or foot mask (great before bed). Facial waxing: Waxing strips make it super easy to remove facial hair with just the heat of your hands. Rub the strip between your fingers and apply to your face. A simple pulling of the skin with one hand while the other hand removes the strip will get you a salon-worthy waxing – without the pricey appointment. No doubt beauty in a flash has also been dramatically influenced by fillers and especially Botox. Leading Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Foad Nahai with Emory Healthcare agrees. “Surgery is no longer the only option for facial rejuvenation. Non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures are excellent alternatives, but not for everyone. These are best for those with early or moderate signs of an aging


Facial treatments:

face. Treatments such as Botox and fillers are well-established as safe and effective. The latest options are fillers such as Volbella, designed for the finer wrinkles or lines, and microneedling, which treats wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dull skin, scars and stretch marks.”


A longtime Hollywood makeup artist to the stars, Marvin Westmore says, “It is important to first understand that the purpose of makeup is to balance and enhance one’s appearance or to create the illusion of beauty. The face and its features cannot be changed by makeup, but it can help how others look or perceive a sense of attractiveness.” For the person on-the-go, the thought of adding an extra half hour to the morning

routine may seem impossible. However, pairing down the makeup routine to just three or four products may give you the coverage and color you need while still keeping the time commitment to under five minutes. Beauty consultant Annette Mathews says, “If I could put only four products on in the morning, I would do the following after moisturizing:” 1. Foundation with SPF: This gets blended on with a beauty blender all over the face, under the chin, and on the upper neck. Add a little extra and blend under the eyes, then put some on your lips which will provide a base to keep your lipstick on longer. 2. A lip/cheek 2 in 1. Stila offers a product (called “convertible color”) that you use on both your lips and cheeks. The product works best with your finger Southern Seasons Magazine

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your smile:

Do you have a class reunion coming up or a vacation that you want to have your best look? The above tips can help you streamline your beauty needs, but there is one more important step not to be overlooked – your smile! And, yes, there



or a beauty blender. Just take a small amount and place on your cheekbones and then take another small amount for your lips. The colors are beautiful and the compact comes with a mirror so application can be done anywhere. 3. Eyeshadow palette with colors going from light to dark, (I recommend the Urban Decay Naked Palette). Put the lighter colors under your brows and work downward on the eye going from light to dark. Use the darkest eyeshadow color as an eyeliner for the top lid line to add definition. 4. Mascara/eyeliner. If you have blue eyes, choose mascara to add accentuation to the eyes. If you have brown eyes, skip the mascara and go for a dark colored eyeliner pencil to go over the top lid line and the bottom under eye. Darker-eyed people can get away with a little more liner around the eyes, while blue-eyed

people often have lighter colored lashes that could use darkening. Permanent makeup: Imagine waking up every morning with perfect makeup. The process of having makeup applied via a tattoo technique (called micropigmentation) can give you perfect eyeliner and lips. Microblading eyebrows can add fullness and shape for one to three years before needing to get the technique done again. If you aren’t sure about taking the plunge into microblading, Mission Brows sells eyebrow wigs that use 100% human hair and are adhered with a comfortable glue. Many cosmetic surgeons in the Atlanta area offer this treatment at their offices. Tired of wearing clumpy mascara or dealing with cumbersome fake eyelashes? Having lashes implanted into the lid each month during a short appointment will give you lasting lashes and save time on the makeup routine.

are some tips that can help improve your smile in just one appointment. Bleaching: Your smile can easily be helped by making your teeth whiter, because as we age our teeth tend to become darker. Although in-office dental bleach offers the best and quickest result, some of the newest bleaching strips allow you to do it as you sleep. I recommend Sheer White strips or Opalescence, available at your dentist or online at Amazon. Cosmetic Contouring: A one-hour dental appointment to change your smile! Works great if your teeth are crooked because cosmetic contouring can provide an “illusion of straighter teeth,” especially to your lower teeth. But seek a dentist who shares your esthetic vision. To learn more about this technique, purchase Change Your Smile ( for under $30. “Party Teeth” take on a new meaning with Denmat’s “Snap-on Smile.” The ability to pop in your perfect teeth before important dates or photographs is the quickest way to temporarily change your smile. If you love your new look, you may even be motivated to make the change permanent with new crowns or veneers. The dental appointment beforehand consists of your dentist making an impression of your teeth and sending it to the Denmat laboratory in California, which creates a tooth-colored overlay that fits over your natural teeth. This can work well if you have crooked or spaced teeth, but not if your teeth are protruded. So which beauty routine is right for you? Measure what you feel will get you the best look you envision compared with the time you will allow. And your best bet might be a combination of the options presented in this article.

With a lifelong interest in beauty, Dr. Ronald Goldstein conducts ongoing research on the physical attractiveness phenomenon and its role in the achievement of personal success. His dental practice was the first to move beyond the smile and focus on overall facial harmony. He writes extensively for both consumers and the dental profession on beauty, esthetic dentistry and related topics. Dr. Goldstein is the author of the 2-volume textbook, Esthetics In Dentistry and Change Your Smile (12 foreign translations), which now in its 4th edition is the top-selling consumer guide to cosmetic dentistry found in thousands of dentists’ reception rooms around the world. He is on the advisory board of New Beauty magazine and writes for it as well. He is the founder of Tomorrow’s Smiles, a national non-profit fund that helps deserving adolescents receive life-changing smiles through cosmetic dentistry. His multidisciplinary practice Goldstein, garber & salama is in Atlanta, Georgia.


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ICAA recognizes Bill Harrison with student scholarship in NY Harrison Design is proud to announce the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) will recognize principal architect and founder William (Bill) H. Harrison with a new student scholarship bearing his name. The William H. Harrison Scholarship will be granted annually for the next five years in conjunction with the ICAA’s Intensive in Classical Architecture: New York program. The scholarship will be granted to a student of exceptional promise and aptitude, providing financial assistance to participate in the eight-day course. Participation in the course is part of a four-step curriculum to earn the Institute’s Certificate in Classical Architecture. Bill served on the National Board of the ICAA for 15 years and continues to serve in an advisory capacity on its Education Committee. He was central to the ICAA’s formation of regional chapters, beginning with the Southeast Chapter, and the introduction of the Institute’s highly successful regional awards programs, including the Southeast’s Philip Trammell Shutze Award. “To me, sharing knowledge is an integral part of life and an expectation of myself. I want – and we all need – future generations to know how to design well,” Bill said. “I am humbled by and excited to be chosen as a namesake for a scholarship to the ICAA’s Winter Intensive. The Institute is the resource for topflight education, and Winter Intensive students leave the course stronger designers than when they entered.” Tommy Hills, GHS Board treasurer; Dr. W. Todd Groce, GHS president/CEO; Rick Davis, CNN executive VP, Standards & Practices; Ted Turner, CNN founder; Louise Sams, Turner executive VP/ general counsel; Vince Dooley, GHS Board chairman; Sonny Deriso, GHS Board vice chairman/chairman-elect.

William “Bill” Harrison

ICAA President Peter Lyden stated, “Bill was the model of commitment as an ICAA Board member. His energy, enthusiasm, intelligence and generosity helped to bring the organization to the next level, and we are so proud to recognize his contributions through the William H. Harrison Scholarship. His continued affiliation with the ICAA is testament to his enduring dedication to ensuring that a classical architecture education is available to any student who seeks it.” for more information, email

Ted Turner and CNN honored with historical marker by GHS The Georgia Historical Society dedicated a new Georgia Business History Initiative historical marker recognizing CNN and visionary founder Ted Turner. The marker was unveiled in a ceremony at the CNN Center, attended by friends, family and hundreds of CNN and Turner Broadcasting employees. “When Ted Turner personally launched CNN’s first broadcast on June 1, 1980, he forever changed the way the world received its news,” said Dr. W. Todd Groce, president/CEO of the Georgia Historical Society. “We at GHS are proud to honor Ted and to induct CNN into the Georgia Business History Initiative.” “I’m thrilled that almost 40 years later, tourists continue to flock to CNN Center to learn more about this global network’s humble beginnings and to witness history in the making,” Turner said. “This place will always feel like home, and it’s good to be back.”

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Nearly a century ago, the landmark Sears, Roebuck & Co. building was erected on Ponce de Leon Avenue, boasting over 2 million square feet of space within its cavernous walls. Many years later, it dutifully served as City Hall East. Today, the brick fortress stands tall as Ponce City Market, a vibrant community hub for shopping, dining, working, living and playing. The dramatic rebirth of the mixeduse development is beautifully captured through the lens of Atlanta architect/ photographer Blake Burton, whose 192-page book documents the six-year transformation – from abandoned hull to crown jewel of the BeltLine. As the area’s largest adaptive-reuse project, PCM has made an epic impact, both as a civic anchor and model of sustainability.


n RUSH, lisa patton (ST. MARTIN’S PRESS)

n RIVER OF SECRETS, roger johns (minotaur)


Embracing the promise and hope that remain in the wake of a crisis, this gripping novel by Atlanta native Hannah Pittard is based on a real-life tragedy: the crash of Air France 007 in 1962 that killed over 100 of Atlanta’s cultural elite. At the time, it was the worst civilian plane crash in history. As grief-stricken loved ones struggle to rebuild their lives in this fictionalized account of the aftermath, the mayor must lead the city forward, with the hedonism of the ’60s and the urgency of the Civil Rights movement at the doorstep.

Delve into the secret world of sorority rush as Lisa Patton pens a socially-conscious tale, both witty and wise, about this sacred Southern ritual, inspired by her own experience as a sorority sister at the University of Alabama. Set on the Ole Miss campus in modern-day Oxford, the story follows the lives of four women at different ends of the social spectrum. When housekeeper Pearl seeks a promotion and well-heeled alum Lilith connives to stop her, the Alpha Delta Beta girls step up to the plate to rally change.

When a controversial politician is murdered, Baton Rouge detective Wallace Hartman struggles to find the killer amid conspiracies and corruption in a riveting mystery by Georgia author Roger Johns. DNA points to Eddie Pitkin, but murder seems out of character for this social justice activist. As Wallace digs deeper, she finds evidence that points to the victim’s son. Facing intense pressure, escalating violence, insider leaks and personal threats, she must unravel a trail of secrets, unsure of who, if anyone, she can trust.

Status-obsessed socialite Kitty Tessler, spoiled heiress of a hotel empire, lives a glamorous life, romping around New York City in the glitzy ’50s. When her aging father gives her a harsh ultimatum to marry his secondin-command or become a hotel maid, she hatches a plan to avoid both. In this captivating page-turner by Atlanta author Amber Brock, Kitty embarks on a journey of self-discovery, as an unexpected romance with a musician opens her eyes to a strange new world beyond her privileged corner of Manhattan.


Master Storyteller: Jerry Dobson Creativity runs in the family for Jerry and Bridget Dobson, both Emmy-winning writers who kept soap opera fans glued to the set for almost two decades as head writers for “General Hospital,” “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns” and, most impressively, their very own series, “Santa Barbara” – recipient of 24 Daytime Emmy Awards. After bidding adieu to the Hollywood drama and relocating to Atlanta in the mid ’90s, Bridget became an accomplished painter. As for Jerry, he’s thrilled to have penned his first novel Paricutin: The Miracle of Daniel Pulido, just published this summer. An intriguing tale of survival, courage, hope and love, the story follows a Mexican boy and a Nebraska girl who are bizarrely linked by a volcano, an earthquake and an odd poem. There are plenty of plot twists along the way, demonstrating life’s unexpected turns and unlikely outcomes.

“I have spent my career as a dialogue writer for the soap operas. This is my first and only novel and a story I wanted to tell. This is an entirely new venture for me, and I hope it will be as fascinating to read as it was for me to write.” – Jerry Dobson

jerry dobson with his dog RamSES III. LEFT: painting by bridget dobson.


Paricutin: The Miracle of Daniel Pulido, JEROME DOBSON (AUBADE PUBLISHING, 2018)

When 16-year-old Daniel Pulido has a premonition of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, he warns his mother, who is working at a children’s hospital, but she doesn’t believe him. Eight days later, Daniel is the last survivor found in the rubble, after a special microphone lowered into the wreckage picks up some of his mysterious ramblings. The Church attributes Daniel’s miraculous survival to God and broadcasts to the world that his “ramblings” were divinely inspired. Meanwhile, three people – Nebraska cattle rancher Beth, her geophysicicst daughter Faith

and California defense contractor Tim – faintly recognize Daniel’s “ramblings” and strongly suspect that God had nothing to do with them. Angry at the Church for exploiting his survival, and blaming God for his mother’s death, Daniel contrives to escape from his hospital prison. His all-consuming passion is to discover a scientific way to anticipate earthquakes – in a way that even his mother would believe. When Faith, Tim and Beth find Daniel, he learns it’s possible to have a life beyond hatred and the need for revenge, as the four take on the world together. Southern Seasons Magazine

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Pierre Cardin dress, haute couture collection, 1968.

Pierre cardin Pursuit of the Future

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Known for his ’60s space-age style featuring tunics, helmets, geometric shapes and vinyl, legendary designer Pierre Cardin has pushed the boundaries of fashion for seven decades by exploring new materials and silhouettes. View his iconic looks at a retrospective exhibit at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta. “Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future” spotlights 70+ eye-popping designs from the 1950s to present. Having earned countless accolades for his contributions to fashion and humanitarian causes, the 96-year-old Italian-born French designer continues at the helm of his creative enterprises.

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Pierre Cardin, Cardine dresses, haute couture collection, 1968.

Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design

“The clothes I prefer are the garments I invent for a lifestyle that does not yet exist – the world of tomorrow,” Cardin stated.

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ExhibitIONS FALL Alan avery art company

Sept. 21-Nov. 3 Kevin T. Kelly: “Kicking Against the Pricks.” Reception: 7-10 PM 9/21. 656 Miami Circle NE, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/237-



32 Canton St., Roswell. Mon.-Sat. 770/



Sept. 7-29 “Soft and Subtle,” Christina Baker, Lynn Johnson, Sarah Otts. Reception: 6-8:30 PM 9/7. Oct. 5-Nov. 3 Solo Shows: Brian Coleman and Blayne Macauley. Reception: 6-8:30 PM 10/5. Nov. 2-Dec. 31 Annual Small Works Show. Reception: 6-8:30 PM 11/2. 690 Miami Circle, #150, Atl. Mon.-Sat.



Ongoing Miami Circle Art Stroll, 11 AM-4 PM third Saturday of the month.


Ongoing Public art installations on the Atl. BeltLine corridor.


Through Oct. 21 Hasani Sahlehe. “Birds in Paradise: Jacolby Satterwhite, Patricia Satterwhite, Nick Weiss.” The Sunroom. Allison Janae Hamilton: “Passage.” Through Dec. 15 Charles Harlan: “Language of the Birds.” “Vivid Memories of a Blurred Past.” 535 Means St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/6881970.

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER Through Dec. 31 “¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South.”

Through June 16, 2019 “Barbecue



Through Sept. 10 Felicia Julien. Sept. 14-Oct. 5 “Salty Notions:

Art station ARTS CENTER

Amanda Dumas-Hernandez.” Oct. 12-Nov. 5 Brett Callero. 175 Peters St. SW, Atl. Thurs.-Sat.

Sept. 29 Plein Art Paint Out. Sept. 29-Dec. 21 Works from past winners of Plein Art Paint Out. Oct. 6-Dec. 21 Juried exhibit by member artists. Opening: 6-8 PM 10/6. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mtn. Tues.-Sat.



Nation,” savory exhibit of artifacts, images and oral histories. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Open daily.


767 Clifton Road, Atl. Open daily. 404/ 929-6300.

Guy Coheleach.”


Through Oct. 7 “The Wildlife Art of Through Nov. 18 “American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart.” 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. Tues.Sun. 770/387-



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The Holocaust Years, 1933-1945.” “Eighteen Artifacts: A Story of Jewish Atlanta.” 1440 Spring St. NW, Atl. Sun.Fri. 678/222-3700.

Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection.” Through Nov. 11 “For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Collection of Murray and Ann Blum.” Through Jan. 6 “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection.” 90 Carlton St., Athens, East Campus of UGA, Arts Complex. Tues.-Sun.

764 Miami Circle, #210, Atl. Tues.-Sat.

Ongoing “Absence of Humanity:

Through Sept. 14 Faculty Show. Sept. 20-Nov. 9 Sky Kim, photography 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. Open daily. 706/542-4662.



area galleries on the second Friday of the month.


Sept. “Faith.” Reception: 5-9 PM 9/1. Oct. “Grits & Glory,” Claire Dunaway, Patricia Beggins-Magers, Trip Park, Dirk Walker. Reception: 5-9 PM 10/5. Nov. 2-4 10 Year Anniversary Weekend: “The Art of Music.” 25 West Park Square, Marietta. Tues.Sat. 770/427-5377.

Kevin T. Kelly: “KICKING AGAINST THE PRICKS” Sept. 21-Nov. 3 – Alan Avery Art Company Kevin T. Kelly, Cognitive Dissident, acrylic painting, 54 x 65.

Through Sept. 23 “Central to Their 404/872-5338.

Monthly Self-guided walking tours of

first Friday of the month: 5-9 PM Marietta (March-Nov.) ; 6-9 PM Roswell. 404/524-4781.



Monthly Walking tours of galleries,


Oct. 6-Jan. 6 “Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits,” survival strategies and adaptations of plants and animals.

887 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 4, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 470/428-2061.


Through Sept. 2 “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic.”

Through Sept. 30 “Outliers and American Vanguard Art.”

Through Oct. 7 “Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki,” outdoor installation of sound sculptures on Sifly Piazza. Sept. 29-Jan. 6 “With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith.” Nov. 18-Feb. 17 “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” featuring six rooms of iconic, kaleidoscopic environments. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/733-HIGH.

Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapre and Victoria Miro, London © Yayoi Kusama

HUFF HARRINGTON FINE ART 4240 Rickenbacker Dr., Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/257-0511.


Through Sept. 7 “Vee Speers: Bulletproof & Dystopia.” “Bastiaan Woudt: Mukono.” 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave., Atl. Tues.Sat. 404/233-3739. jacksonfineart. com.


Sept. 6-22 J Austin Jennings and Aleksandr Cherepov, city and nature scenes. Reception: 6-8 PM 9/6 & 9/7. Oct. 11-27 Andy Braitman: “People, Places and Things.” Angela Bandurka. Reception: 6-8 PM 10/11 & 10/12. Nov. 1-24 Donna Nyzio and Kathy Odom, landscape and coastal scenes Reception: 6-8 PM 11/1 & 11/2. 690 Miami Circle NE., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/261-8273.


“YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS” – Nov. 18-Feb. 17 at High Museum

Galleries of Peachtree Hills, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, #29B, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/261-6100.

Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, born 1929), All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, wood, mirrors, plastic, glass, and LEDs. Collection of the artist.


Sept. 12-Oct. 6 Jeff Conefry. Nov. 7-Dec. 8 Robert Chamberlin. 263 Walker St., Atl. Thurs.-Sat.

404/827-0030. marciawoodgallery. com.

MArietta/cobb museum of art Through Sept. 9 Metro Montage XVIII, annual juried exhibition.

Sept. 22-Dec. 16 “David Uhl: Somewhere between Dream and Memory.” Aron Belka’s “Represent: Depicting Creatives in the 504.” 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Tues.-Sun. 770/528-1444.


Sept. 7-30 “Paysage: French Landscapes.” Opening: 5-9 PM 9/7. Oct. 5-28 “Obscure,” fine art to functional art. Opening: 5-9 PM 10/5. Nov. 2-Dec. 2 “Fused,” glass and mixed media. Opening 5-9 PM 11/2. 26 Winters St., Marietta. Open daily. 404/400-7535.


415 Plasters Ave, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/ 879-1500.


2300 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/458-


MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM Through Nov. 11 “Divine Felines:

Cats of Ancient Egypt,” explores ancient Egyptians’ cultural reliance on cats (and dogs). Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sun.


Tues.-Sat. 404/270-5607. museum.


761-C Miami Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sat.





Through Sept. 8 “Miecznikowski,” Kirstin Mitchell, Working Artist Project. Through Oct. 27 “Larry Walker Retrospective: The Later Years.” Museum of Contemporary Art of Ga., 75 Bennett St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat.



Through Sept. 9 “Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism.”

Sept. 23-Jan. 20 “Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone,” buildings created for the people who use them. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. Tues.-Sun. 404/979-



Retrospect: Celebrating 25 Years.” 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. Tues.Sun.



764 Miami Circle, #132, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/352-8775.

Sept. 14-Oct. 6 Patricia Fabian. Nov. 25-Dec. 22 Holiday Group Show.

Through Sept. 7 “Golden Legacy:

Original Art from 75 Years of Golden Books.” Ga. Tech campus, 500 10th St. NW, Atl. Mon.-Fri. paper.gatech.

edu. 404/894-7840.


1000 Marietta St. NW, #116. Tues.-Sat.




Through Sept. 21 “Meditation in


Sept. 26-Nov. 7 “Collaborative

Space & Time,” Junco Sato Pollack.

Through Sept. 30 “Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future,” retrospective. Savannah College of Art and Design’s Museum of Fashion + Film, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun.

Photography,” David Baerwalde & Alex Martinez. Opening: 6-9 PM Sept. 26. Nov. 15-Jan. 4 “Little Things.” Opening: 6-9 PM Nov. 15. 3130 Slaton Dr., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/





Sept. 7-Nov. 2 “REVEAL,” works by Jerry Siegel; plus Margriet Smulders and John Dean. Reception: 6 PM 9/7. Oct. 17 Artist talk: Margriet Smulders. Oct. 24 Artist talk: Jerry Siegel. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, #30A, Atl. Mon.-Fri. 404/841-7777.

r. alexander GALLERY


Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness.” 350 Spelman Lane, Atl.

5650 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners. Tues.-Sat. 770/609-8662.

Sept. 14-Dec. 21 “Good Cup Bad Cup3,” multi media, Spruill Center. Oct. 5-7 Ceramic Bowl Sale. Nov. 13-Dec. 23 Holiday Artists Market, works of 100+ local artists, Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/3944019. Spruill Education Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atl.

Sept. 14-Dec. 8 “Zanele Muholi:

425 Peachtree Hills Ave., #24, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/869-0511.

THOMAS DEANS FINE ART 690 Miami Circle NE, #905, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/814-1811.


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LUXE lighting

Kichler’s retro chic Marilyn chandelier dazzles with linear arms, clear seeded globed glass and a shiny polished nickel finish with matte black accent.

OCHRE pairs elegant aesthetics with contemporary craftsmanship in the dramatically designed Arctic Pear Chandelier, with a polished nickel frame and solid clear glass drops.

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5Kichler’s Eris chandelier channels a 1960s Sputnik vibe with radiant crystal accents and nickel-tone arms.

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Chef Kevin described, “We wanted the home to be ultimately livable with a youthful ambience.�

The home of popular Atlanta chef & restaurateur Kevin Gillespie


he resurgence of mid-century modern design is a delightful and very livable alternative to today’s contemporary design. It has become a historically recognized significant period of both architectural and furniture design style. Not solely credited to any one single architect or designer, mid-century modern was earmarked by open concept spaces and vaulted ceilings way before open concept became so desirable as it is today. White walls and clean lines void of clutter and spacious glass windows and skylights invite the outside in as large geometric patios extend the visual living space to include the outdoors. Bold and whimsical low-slung furnishings, especially chairs, blonde wood tones and pops of color are associated with this movement, which seemed to explode across California just prior to the mid-1950s and has lasted in popularity through today, where mid-century homes can be found throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Names like Florence Knoll, Le Corbusier and Ludwig 56

Mies van der Rohe are synonymous with this design trend that has become a classic. Pioneering builder and real estate developer Joseph Eichler was instrumental in bringing midcentury modern architecture to subdivisions in the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay region of California, and eventually select housing developments on the East Coast. Kevin Gillespie and his wife, Valerie, purchased their home in 2016 with the caveat from the sellers that they would not destroy the mid-century architecture with their renovation, and they enthusiastically agreed. The Gillespies hired interior designer Joel Kelly, who collaborated with architect Cooper Carry to help create the best version of this amazing home. The good bones and period vibe is what they loved and it took a year of renovating, recreating and enhancing the home to the stunning result pictured here. The art, furnishings and every accessory were painstakingly curated. When the home was completed, they proudly sent photos to the previous owners, who were thrilled with the result!

The master bath incorporates gorgeous glass tile work that the Gillespies resourced from Walker Zanger. They extended the tile to the wall outside of the shower to enhance the vivid color and reflective impact. Southern Seasons Magazine

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Kevin and Valerie love to entertain. Following a year-long renovation, the Gillespies are finally settled in. For Kevin this new kitchen is a joy to cook in. “Now that our home is finished, I am delighted to invite my chefs to do new recipe tastings here in my kitchen rather than at one of my restaurants.”

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Beyond the architecture, the mid-century style furnishings and every accessory were all painstakingly collected over time, including the delightful rhinoceros painting by Atlanta artist O.M. Norling.

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ored with basic black, but not ready to forfeit its slimming effect? Then get in the navy – where you can have your cake and eat it too! Just follow designer Ziad Nakad’s lead, with illusory fabrics, feathers, sequins and embroidered embellishments – for tone-ontone chic that never gets old.

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STRATEG It takes finesse to show some skin without showing too much (Hello, Oscar red carpet-walkers?!). But Ziad Nakad and Tadashi Shoji have mastered the art of making emerald cuts in all the right places, from thigh-high slits to strategically placed side vents and plunging necklines. ZYDO



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Nothing says fall like a warming palette of sienna, camel and ruby red, and nobody mixes color better than Etro and Chanel. Layering will be key this fall, with asymmetrical hemlines, bulky/ nubby textiles, lots of fringe and wide belts to keep silhouettes looking tailored. And we’re positively mad for the tiny touches on Gucci’s accessories – from bumblebees to panthers! gucci

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JOSIE NATORI International couturier Josie Natori is coming to Atlanta on Nov. 1 to present a fashion show fundraiser for Fix Georgia Pets at the home of Ginny and Guy Millner. For tickets to the event, which is sure to sell out, contact Caroline at Fix Georgia Pets. 68 68

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hanks to Queen Victoria, whose white wedding was the first to go viral, countless dresses with restrictive, rigid elements like boning, corseting and heavy fabrics have been wearing women down the aisle on their wedding days ever since. But when Megan Ziems, founder and creative director of Grace Loves Lace created her ICON collection, her intention was to celebrate the woman, not the bride. Handmade in Australia, the collection features full skirts, hyper-textured fabrics, metallic beading, iridescent threading and playful details like star trims and secret garden embroidery. “Our dresses make you feel something,” says Ziems. “Wild women should not be tamed...and we refuse to hold them back!”


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Garden Grandeur Mary Kathryn Wells & Jonathon Harris Winsett


he stunning Italian Baroque setting of Atlanta’s “Pink Castle” cast a spell of enchantment on the lovely garden wedding of Mary Kathryn Wells and Jonathon Harris Winsett, who were united in marriage May 12, 2018, at the Buckhead estate. Guests were greeted with champagne and a string quartet as they made their way to the lawn seating, with white chairs intimately arranged on either side of the custom ceremonial platform in a secluded sweep of lush greenery. The raised altar was simply adorned with a moss-covered cross, silver mercury unity candle and crystal candlesticks. “It was absolutely breathtaking,” Mary Kathryn said. “Jon and I both agreed that we wanted to get married in Atlanta

but somewhere off the normal wedding grid. We envisioned a European garden wedding, something that was sophisticated but also had an exciting and fun feel to it.” Just so happens they are friends with the owner of the 1920s mansion, known for its pink façade, who insisted that they tie the knot there. “Jon and I knew we could never find a more perfect venue and graciously accepted her offer.” With live music by gospel trio D’Vine, the bride walked down the aisle in a strapless ivory couture gown by Eve of Milady from Bridal by Lori. The dazzling design featured French embroidered lace lightly beaded with three-dimensional accents and a chapellength train, as well as a six-foot-long overlay train with a Swarovski crystal belt. “It added the perfect amount of drama,” she said.

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She carried a hand-tied clutch bouquet of lush duchesse de’Nemours peonies, with a stem of indigo blue cornflower tucked into the arrangement in a symbolic nod to purity and love – and “something blue.” She also wore a “sixpence in her shoe” as a customary token of good luck. “My mother made this especially meaningful for me by searching many coin shops around Atlanta to find a sixpence that was printed the year that my grandmother and grandfather were married in 1943.” A grand reception followed on the grounds, with banquet tables erected on a pebble courtyard and Tivoli lights strung overhead. “It was stylized to give the impression of being placed in the hills and trees of a Tuscan countryside,” said Mary Kathryn, praising the wonderful work of Tony Brewer and Soiree Catering, who teamed up to orchestrate the big day, with 150 friends and family in attendance. A sumptuous dinner of beef tenderloin, roasted salmon and mixed greens was capped with the sweetest of treats by the Perfect Wedding Cake in Marietta. “I really did my homework on bakeries in Atlanta that specialized in wedding cakes that not only tasted amazing but were also a work of art.” The fourtiered confection featured layers of vanilla cake with homemade 76

cream cheese filling, and chocolate and vanilla cake with dark chocolate ganache and European raspberry puree, all topped with buttercream icing. As the sun set, the entertainment heated up, with an outdoor stage and checkered dance floor. “The party surged all night with one final surprise act – the Atlanta police shutting it down,” she quipped. The newlyweds met in New Orleans while attending the Endymion Coronation Ball during Mardi Gras. A sparkling courtship ensued. Jon proposed last Christmas in New York at the Plaza Hotel. Mary Kathryn was tickled pink, accepting his formal invitation to join him and his son Jonny on a life journey as a family. A graduate of Brenau Women’s College, Mary Kathryn is the chief creative officer for The Wells Marketing Agency. She’s the daughter of Phillip and Kay Wells of Marietta. Jon, a Georgia Tech grad, is the CEO at NPI Financial. He’s the son of Carol Bilbrey Steiner and Dick Winsett, both of Birmingham, Ala. The couple honeymooned in St. Barths with a dozen of their closest friends. They reside in Buckhead.

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The resplendent grounds of Calhoun Estate, colloquially known as “The Pink Castle,� was the perfect setting for the garden wedding of Mary Kathryn Wells and Jonathon Winsett.


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Cause Parties for a


atlanta symphony GALA Sept. 8 6:30 PM. The Atlanta

Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Associates, presents a special evening of dinner, dancing and a high-profile auction at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta celebrating its 74th season. Honorees: Lila & Doug Hertz. Benefits the Orchestra and its education and outreach initiatives. Visit


Sept. 8 7-11 PM. An evening of beautiful cars, games of chance, live auction and entertainment. Indulge in delicious hors d’oeuveres and signature

drink selections benefiting the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at the Porsche Experience Center, 1 Porsche Drive.

from across Georgia for an afternoon of food, fellowship and fundraising for the organization, whose mission is to increase access to fresh, healthy and locally grown food for all Georgians.


Sept. 14 7 PM. Presented by the T.J. Martell Foundation, this elegant evening at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta features a four-course gourmet meal paired with fine wines shared by top collectors, plus live music, dancing and an auction of one-of-a-kind items. Proceeds benefit the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. 3315 Peachtree Road NE.

Back on the Farm

Sept. 14 Celebrating its 6th year at the Atlanta History Center with Executive Chef Kevin Gillespie, this popular benefit features cocktails and light bites at the Smith Family Farm followed by a delectable supper in the Grand Overlook. Supports the Smith Family Farm and its unique educational programming. Chaired by Juliet Asher and Michael Golden, and Bianca and Mark Bell. Contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at 404/814-4102 or KHoogerwerf@atlantahistorycenter. com.

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Sept. 15 Enjoy a fabulous evening of cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing and a live auction at Flourish Atlanta to benefit Andee’s Army Child Brain & Spinal Cord Foundation, supporting patient programs at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Shepherd Center. Event chairs: Patty and Shaler Alias, Helen A. Carlos and Ron Hilliard. Honorary chair: Dr. Andrew Reisner.

crime is toast breakfast

Sept. 20 7:30-9 AM. This signature event of the Atlanta Police Foundation, held at the Georgia World Congress Center, recognizes the brave men and women of the Atlanta Police Department with outstanding service awards. 404/586-0180.


Sept. 21 6:30-9:30 PM. Join the Georgia Conservancy in honoring Rob Williams of the Institute of Georgia Environmental Leadership as Georgia’s Distinguished Conservationist at this annual benefit, featuring cocktails, dinner, silent auction and dancing at The Stave Room at ASW Distillery.

404/876-2900. georgiaconservancy. org/ecobenefete/.

hope flies: catch the cure

Sept. 21 This entertaining night at The Fairmont in West Midtown features dinner, cocktails and dancing, plus a unique raffle, live auction and surprises. Benefits the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine. Event chairs: Ashley and Chris Benecchi. catchthecure/.

A Timeless Affair 2018

Sept. 22 Fernbank’s signature blacktie gala includes a cocktail hour, seated dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing. Supports the museum’s programming and educational initiatives.

Southern Chefs Potluck


hosts this 9th annual event on the grounds at the Inn at Serenbe, bringing together guests, chefs and bartenders

of Metro Atlanta presents its annual black-tie awards dinner at The St. Regis Atlanta, with a reception, silent auction,

Sept. 16 Wholesome Wave Georgia

Sept. 22 Big Brothers Big Sisters

dinner and awards presentation. Paul Brown, chair. Kelly Loeffler and Jeff Sprecher, honorees.



Sept. 22 This creative black-tie fundraiser for the Center for Puppetry Arts will be held at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead. Guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, silent and live auctions, a delicious seated dinner and fun puppet surprises. 404/881-5122.

Kaleidoscope - A Global Celebration

Sept. 23 7 PM. MedShare, an Atlantabased 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 and inspiring speakers while raising funds to support MedShare’s work.


Sept. 24 12 PM. The Atlanta Ballet kicks off its season at this 20th annual luncheon at The St. Regis Atlanta, featuring a runway presentation by Neiman Marcus and a performance from Atlanta Ballet dancers. Vanessa Delmer and Doug Weiss, chairs. 404/873-5811, ext. 208.

“fleamingo island” PREVIEW PARTY

Sept. 27 6-9 PM. Guests can get a sneak peek at this paradise-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. 28-29 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.


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com/2017fleamarket or at the Swan Coach House Gift Shop. 404/261-9855.

fund-a-scholar evening Sept. 27 7 PM. 3rd annual benefit

for Breakthrough Atlanta, held at Summerour Studio in West Midtown, includes a cocktail reception with live entertainment, dinner, a raffle and live auction by Dean Crownover, and an inspiring program with remarks from Breakthrough students and teachers.


Sept. 27 7 PM. Enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by chefs from some of Atlanta’s top restaurants, plus silent and live auctions at American Spirit Works.

Zach Young (honorary chair), Rusty and Kelly Rodts (event chairs), Studie Young (honorary chair), and Adrienne and Todd Henningsen (event chairs). Proceeds benefit Open Hand Atlanta. 404/419-3333.

Thrift Studio Opening Night Patron Party

Sept. 27 6-9 PM. Shop for highend home decor items at significant discounts at this 3rd annual party and pop-up shop at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center to benefit Dwell with Dignity Atlanta. John Oetgen & John Lineweaver, honorary chairs. Thrift Studio Pop-Up Shop: Sept. 28-Oct. 20 (10 AM-5:30 PM Mon.-Fri.). 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atlanta.

678/522-2729. oliviahightower@


Sept. 29 7 PM. Black-tie benefit for the Atlanta Botanical Garden features

a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing on the Great Lawn. This year’s gala honors Margaret and Bob Reiser. Event chairs: Betty and Robert Balentine. Ball advisor: Dean DuBose Smith. For tickets, contact Devin Cowens at 404/591-

1730 or dcowens@atlantabg. org.

Wish Ball 2018

Sept. 29 6 PM. Make-A-Wish® Georgia presents this 14th annual benefit ball at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, featuring a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing to help make wishes come true for children facing critical illness. 3315 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 770/916WISH (9474).


The Pink Party

cocktails, catered food, music, silent auction and adoptable dogs, this year’s benefit for shelter pets will be held at Chastain Horse Park, 4371 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. The organization empowers riders of all abilities through life changing relationships with horses.

cocktail reception at The River Club Lodge in Suwanee serves up wine and hors d’oeuvres with fabulous silent and live auctions of unique items, plus a program celebrating cancer survivors. Kicks off the American Cancer Society’s Pink Ribbon Golf Classic on Oct. 2. Visit

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fleamingo island preview party – Sept. 27


Sept. 30 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. 770/667-4047.


Oct. 2 8:30 AM-3:30 PM. The River Club Golf Course in Suwanee hosts 128 players at the #1 American Cancer Society Single-Day Ladies Golf Tournament in the country.


Oct. 3 5:30-7:30 PM. Join the Atlanta Community Food Bank at Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square as Atlanta’s most fashionable come together to fight hunger in honor of Hunger Action Month. Visit

Four Pillar tribute

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Clayton Howell, Karen Brown, Laura Nunnally and Sally Nunnally.

fund-a-scholar evening – Sept. 27

Oct. 4 This prestigious gala for the Council for Quality Growth will be held in the Georgia Ballroom of the Georgia World Congress Center. Paul Bowers will receive the distinguished Four Pillar Tribute Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual in the region who demonstrates the “Four Pillars” of leadership: quality, responsibility, vision and integrity.

Pups and pints

Oct. 4 6-9 PM. Come drink a pint with your pups at Wild Heaven Brewery to benefit PAWS Atlanta.

Fall Celebration

Oct. 6 Join Visiting Nurse/Hospice Atlanta at this 70th anniversary celebration at the Georgia Aquarium with dinner and dancing, with live music by vocal group The Tams. Supports hospice patients and their families who receive care at home, at the Andrew and Eula Carlos Hospice Atlanta Center and through hospital partners.


Oct. 6 7 PM. The Latin American Association presents its 30th annual gala at the InterContinental Buckhead. This festive black-tie fundraiser features Latin cuisine, live and silent auctions with unique travel experiences, dancing and entertainment. Benefits the programs and services of LAA. 404/471-1892.

The Art of Caring Reception & Fete

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Oct. 6 Mix and mingle at this receptionstyle benefit for Caring for Others at the ERS Event Center, 3537 Browns Mill Road, Atlanta. Guests can enjoy international foods, specialty cocktails,

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Honorary chair Cathy Iannotti, co-chair Cynthia Carns, honorary chair Toni Moceri, lifetime chair Martha Jo Katz and co-chair Mary Kathryn Wells. live music and dancing, and live and silent auctions. Call


“Angels of Life” Hair and Fashion Show Oct. 7 5:30-10 PM. Celebrate the

gift of life at this 8th annual benefit for the Georgia Transplant Foundation at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Presented by Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique, the evening includes hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, live and silent auctions, testimonies from transplant recipients and donor families, live entertainment, music and the Hair and Fashion Show designed by the salon’s artistic team.

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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 poloforparkinso​


Oct. 10 6:30-9:30 PM. Indulge your senses and raise a glass to end multiple sclerosis at this 5th annual event at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works, 199 Armour Dr. NE, Atlanta. The oneof-a-kind evening features some of the best chefs, sommeliers and mixologists in Atlanta working together to pair culinary creations with wines from the personal cellars of top local wine collectors, and a luxury silent auction and raffle. Benefits the National MS Society.

A NIGHT OUT FOR ODYSSEY Oct. 11 6-8 PM. Annual fall party

features a relaxed evening of drinks, food tastings and live music benefitting Odyssey on the SPANX Rooftop Terrace, 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.

Atlanta’s Women of Distinction AWARDS

Oct. 11 7 AM. This March of Dimes in Georgia event serves to recognize and honor women in the Metro Atlanta area for their dedication to community service at the Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road.


Oct. 13 The premier fundraiser for the Humane Society of Forsyth County

No-Kill Shelter, this 14th annual blacktie event at the Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming features a gourmet dinner, open bar, live music, dancing, and silent and live auctions. 404/202-3077.


Oct. 14 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 Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Unity Garden, which supplies more than four tons of fresh produce annually to North Fulton Community Charities food pantry. 770/9922055 x 226.

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Shervin and Kerri Oskouei; Carmen and Bob Titelman; Leslie McLeod; Gordon and Regina Ford (back row); and Cecilia and Allen Wright.

37th Annual

Crystal Ball

Benefiting the Arthritis Foundation Saturday, October 20, 2018


at The Whitley Luxury Hotel (formerly The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead)

he Enchanted Empire is the theme of the 2018 Crystal Ball, chaired by Dr. Bob and Carmen Titelman, and honoring Gordon Ford, a longtime supporter of the Arthritis Foundation. We want everyone who is affected by any form of arthritis to be free from physical and emotional pain and to find inner peace, happiness and love. Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the U.S. More than 1 in 4 adults have arthritis, and that number continues to grow. One of the biggest challenges is engaging the nearly 10,000 children in Georgia and nearly 300,000 children nationally who are suffering with arthritis. Many of these children and adults do not have access to vital information or proper medical care. We are renewing our promise to those affected to help them

live a pain-free life. We cannot do this alone, so be a Champion of YES and join us at this year’s gala. Generously giving their volunteer leadership to the Crystal Ball are Patron Campaign Chairs, Leslie McLeod, Kerri and Shervin Oskouei, Cecilia and Allen Wright. Patron Party Chairs are Kerri Oskouei, Juli Owens and Kerry Tucker. Auction Committee, Heidi Hoffman Mooney, Cecilia Wright, Cindy Ott, Juliette Minutaglio, Leslie McLeod, Kerry Tucker and Carrie Mapp. Tony Brewer’s renowned talent will create an elegant evening with a reception, formal Tony dinner, live and silent auctions, live music Brewer and dancing.

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cheer for children Oct. 19

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Above: Jana Chesley, event chair. Left: Georgia Center for Child Advocacy CEO Sheila Ryan, John and Leslie Tarbutton, and Zobida Dat. Benefits of Laughter


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 Roy Wood Jr. will entertain friends, donors, staff, clients and their families. Event chairs: Stan and Donna Sands.

at The Whitley Hotel in Buckhead at the Arthritis Foundation’s 37th annual benefit, featuring a formal dinner, live music and dancing, and an exclusive silent auction. This year’s theme is “The Enchanted Empire.” For more information, contact Dorte Sorensen at 678/237-4458 or email dsorensen@

Oct. 18 Signature fundraising event for

CHEER FOR CHILDREN masquerade ball

Oct. 19 7-11:30 PM. The Georgia

Oct. 20 Enjoy an elegant evening


Oct. 20 This annual black-tie party at

Center for Child Advocacy’s largest black-tie fundraiser at the Foundry at Puritan Mill features wonderful food from the American Culinary Federation, live music from the Maxx Band, and unique silent and live auction items and packages.

Flourish Atlanta will feature a seated dinner, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions. The event is presented by The Coca-Cola Company and benefits Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. 678/704-8086.


tower of talent

Oct. 19 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.

Monster Mash ROCKER Bash

Oct. 19 7-11 PM. Rockin’ costume party at Wild Heaven Brewery in Decatur to benefit the Marcus Autism Center. Guests are encouraged to wear their best rock gear for a chance to win prizes. There will also be a makeup artist, photo booth, silent auction, DJ, food and drinks. 88

Oct. 20 7:30 PM. Atlanta’s most talented children ages 6 to 21 will be showcased with “kids helping kids” in this inspirational concert as they perform, sing and entertain at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs. This 5th annual event is presented by Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Atlanta Kosher BBQ FestIVAL

Oct. 21 The Hebrew Order of David International presents this annual festival at the Pavilion at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody to benefit Helping Feed Atlanta, Jewish Education Loan Fund

and Cobb County Police Department.

pink’s fall empowerment Lunch event Oct. 22 10:30 AM-2 PM. 14th

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 with Sujata Gosalia of Cox Communications and Larry Quinlan of Deloitte.


Oct. 24 7:30-9:30 PM. The Carlos Museum’s spooktacular event returns with new frights and delights by master storyteller Barry Stewart Mann. Guests can enjoy mouthwatering bites and specialty cocktails crafted by Julian Goglia, get their faces painted, and capture a GIF with Smilebooth. Attendees can purchase tickets as host committee members, providing early access to the event, a champagne toast in the Rotunda, and a special tour of the Egyptian galleries. Contact or

404/727-2623. mummiesandmixers.


Oct. 27 Annual casino night fundraiser with lavish food stations, cocktails, silent auction and casino tables at Capital City Club. Honorary chair: Otis Brawley, MD. Benefits The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation, which provides programs, activities and resources to support uninsured

and underinsured breast cancer patients.


Oct. 27 The German American Chamber of Commerce will host its 40th Anniversary Gala for members at the Southern Exchange. The evening features dinner and dancing, a live band and silent auction.


Nov. 1 7 PM. 7th annual gala and auction at the home of Ginny and Guy Millner features dining, cocktails, a live and silent auction and a presentation of the Natori Collection’s fall 2018 line. Featured celebrity guest is Josie Natori. Ginny Millner and Michelle Sullivan, chairs. Janet Kellett, honoree.


Nov. 2 7 PM. Atlanta’s premiere food and wine event of the year, featuring a black-tie reception and a five-course dinner prepared by some of the world’s finest chefs. The evening’s menu and décor is inspired by the theme of Southern Decadence. Chaired by Daniel P. Amos, Lauren Amos, Stephanie M. Russell and Christopher C. Womack. Benefits Meals on Wheels Atlanta. To reserve a table, contact Elisha Silvera at 404/351-3889. ext. 224.

Nancy Jo McDaniel

Elizabeth Spiegel, Ellen Rose, Leslie Petter, Beth Ervin, Michelle Sullivan, Tom Abrams, Ginny Millner, Cathy Kennedy, Marilyn Krone, Cynthia Carns, Sheree Federico and Tracie Arnold.

7th Annual Gala and Auction November 1, 2018 6:30 PM for Sponsors (Champagne and pictures with Josie Natori)

7 PM main event at the home of Ginny and Guy Millner 3640 Tuxedo Road, NW • Atlanta, Georgia 30305

The evening will include dining, cocktails, a live and silent auction and a presentation of The Natori Collection’s Fall 2018 line. Ginny Millner and Michelle Sullivan, Event Chairs Designer Josie Natori, Special Guest

Janet Kellett, Honoree Contact Caroline Hunter for tickets. Josie Natori

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the largest annual fundraiser for the school, this 34th annual event features a tastefully curated selection of goods by up-and-coming artisans, unique jewelry and clothing, handcrafted items for the home, and local gourmet treats. Hours: 9 AM-4 PM Fri. and 9 AM-1 PM Sat. 2799 Northside Dr., Atlanta. giftshow.

The Big Deal

Northside Methodist Preschool’s Annual Holiday Gift Show – Nov. 9-10 special-events/legendary-party.


Nov. 3 7 PM. Shepherd Center Foundation’s largest fundraising gala will be held at Flourish in Buckhead with the theme “Beautiful Brilliance, Legends to Treasure.” The evening features a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and entertainment. Ruth Dobbs Anthony, Gena Bryant Chalfa and Leslie Bryant Jackson, chairs. For more information, contact Erin Shuster at 404/350-7304 or erin.shuster@

Night for Sight Gala

Nov. 3 2nd annual fundraiser for Prevent Blindness Georgia at the InterContinental Buckhead. Guests can enjoy a silent auction, music, cocktails, and dinner. The Prevent Blindness Georgia Person of Vision for 2018 is Dr. G. Baker Hubbard III.

an evening of elegance Nov. 8

Holiday Gift Show Committee: Amy Bryan, Holloway Egan, Co-Chairs Caroline McClelland and Hannah Powell, Kara Mylod and Catherine Kraft.

AFTERNOON IN THE COUNTRY Nov. 4 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. Also includes live music, a cake raffle and an expansive silent auction.

an evening of elegance Nov. 8 6:30 PM. The Sandy

Springs Society will gather at City Springs Civic & Cultural Center to kick off the annual 2-day shopping extravaganza marketplace on Nov. 9-10. 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 nonprofits.

Sandy Springs Society 770/333-5930.


Nov. 11 6:30-10 PM. The Atlanta Speech School Guild’s 45th annual benefit at the Atlanta History Center will feature an evening of entertainment, with a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and dinner and dancing. Call 404/233-5332.

Callanwolde Holiday Gala

Nov. 30 6-9 PM. A magical holiday evening with live entertainment, food and a thrilling silent auction. Performing this year: John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra with The Joe Gransden Big Band, and Katie Deal.

Season of Hope


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. 415 Plasters Ave., Atlanta.

march of dimes nurse of the year awards


Nov. 10 6:30 PM. This inspiring

Dimes will host its annual awards gala at The Fairmont, bringing together the health care community to pay tribute to the profession of nursing. 404/720-



Nov. 9 6 PM. The Georgia March of

Sue Winner, Julia Doyle, Peyton White and Stephanie Nelson.

Nov. 9 6:30 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. Honorees: Margaux Charbonnet, M.D., The Rising Star Award; Joe Williams, M.D., The 1998 Society Award; Jim Fortenberry, M.D., The Pediatric Pioneer Award; Brad Weselman, MD, Community Physician Leadership Award.

Nov. 9-10 One of Atlanta’s highly anticipated holiday gift shows and

Nov. 30 6:30-11 PM. Celebrate this inaugural event benefiting Marcus Autism Center at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. The festive holiday party will feature a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, live auction and dancing. 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd. NW, Atlanta. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION.



swan house ball April 27


Jan. 19 This festive Mardi Gras celebration 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” Lawrence Mock and “Queen” Rosalind Brewer. For tickets, visit


Jan. 23 6:30-9 PM. Kicking off the 2019 Cathedral Antiques Show (Jan. 24-26) 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. 26 6 PM-midnight. The 16th 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.


february Spotlight on Art Cocktails and Canvases Feb. 1 6-9 PM. Special night at Trinity School’s Spotlight on Art Artists Market. 404/231-8119.

SSNF gala 2019

Jenny and Bob Pruitt.

Feb. 9 Annual fundraiser for Senior Services North Fulton features a champagne reception, seated wine dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions.


Captain Planet Foundation Gala

2018 RED & GREEN SCENE Holiday Soiree

eco-benefits, the Captain Planet Foundation’s annual gala will be held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta with a dance party and star-studded evening that celebrates environmental champions and empower the heroes of tomorrow. Proceeds support CPF’s Project Learning Garden in Atlanta, LA and NYC as well as other programs.

ODYSSEY BRUNCH benefitgala.

Bubbles & Bling

Dec. 6 Join AIA Atlanta, ASHRAE Atlanta, ASID Georgia, CSI Atlanta, IIDA Georgia and USGBC Georgia for an exciting evening of networking, delicious eats, a fully stocked bar and great music at The Galleria at Symphony Hall. Supports Sustainable Design Collaborative Atlanta, and a toy drive for Toys for Tots.

Dec. 7 One of the Southeast’s largest

Feb. 11 Odyssey’s 10th annual fundraiser at The St. Regis Atlanta features a networking brunch, raffle and short keynote address, and honors a star Odyssey student. The event supports educational access for all of Atlanta’s youth.

Feb. 16 Susan G. Komen Atlanta’s annual fundraiser will be held at JW

Marriott Buckhead. Guests can enjoy delicious foods, open bar, a silent auction and raffle.


2019 trustees gala Savannah, Ga.

Feb. 16 7 PM. Premiere annual event of the Georgia Historical Society and the culmination of the Georgia History Festival pays tribute to the best the state has produced. The evening features dinner and dancing, and the induction of new Georgia Trustees: Frank Blake, retired chairman & CEO of The Home Depot, and John Schuerholz, vice chairman emeritus of the Atlanta Braves. 877/424-4789.

MARCH Preservation Gala: Town and Country

March 2 7 PM. Celebrate Georgia preservationists with an evening of fine food and cocktails at the Biltmore Hotel, Atlanta. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.



March 27 6-10 PM. A spectacular evening of fun, fashion and art, hosted by Neiman Marcus to benefit NBAF. The 13th annual celebration will honor fashionistas making a difference, emerging talent student fashion designers, a visual artist and a fashion designer extraordinaire. After party hosted by Tony Conway. 404/372-


APRIL Swan House Ball

April 27 Guests can enjoy cocktails on the lawn of the Swan House followed by dinner and dancing in the Grand Overlook Ballroom at the Atlanta History Center. Jenny Pruitt, chair. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, Presenting sponsor. Contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at KHoogerwerf@ or 404/8144102. swanhouseball. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION. Southern Seasons Magazine

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Walter Kiley, Michele Swann, Jerry Nix, Lynda Gresham, Earl Smith and Johnny Gresham, all with Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority.

The Gallery Grand Re-opening


obb Galleria Centre celebrated the grand re-opening of The Gallery with a Southern Roots themed party, showcasing the unique 5,500-square-foot event space, as well as new menus crafted by Culinary Director/Executive Chef Nicholas Walker. Located within the Galleria Specialty Shops – steps away from Cobb Galleria Centre’s exhibition hall, ballroom and meeting space – The Gallery accommodates up to 450 guests for a reception or 270 people for a seated banquet in an elegant and intimate setting with its own exterior entrance and direct access to parking. It is well-suited for wedding receptions or as a hospitality suite, site for corporate occasions, holiday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras and more. The floor-to-ceiling renovation includes new tile floors and lighting, fresh paint and refurbished doors.

Icey Johnson, Oscar Riddle and Dee Walker.

Leighton Williams, Ashlyn LaPorte and Brent Graham.

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On the Homefront

One Heart, One Way Georgia Museum curator Dr. Asen Kirin; donor Carolyn Vigtel; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Rick Swan, Toni McGowan, DeAnn Golden; donor Jean Astrop; Georgia Museum director Bill Eiland.

Toni McGowan, DeAnn Golden and Rick Swan by the 1820 painting, “The Man in the Red Uniform,” a portrait of Prince Esper Alexandrovich Belosselsky-Belozersky, with a plaque recognizing BHHS’ support.

Berkshire Hathaway Athens agents and company leaders: Paula Fowler, Mable Mitchell, Yasmine Payne, VP/co-managing broker Rick Swan, Heather McElroy, Rhetta Howard, Nancy Martin, Senior VP/managing broker DeAnn Golden, Executive VP Toni McGowan and Dianne Wright. 94

BHHS Athens office sponsors Russian exhibit at Georgia Museum of Art

The new Athens office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices took the lead by its sponsorship of the Georgia Museum of Art’s Russian exhibition, “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection from the family of the Princes BelosselskyBelozersky.” At the opening reception, museum director Bill Eiland and curator Dr. Asen Kirin thanked BHHS Senior VP DeAnn Golden, an Athens native who received her master’s degree from UGA, and VP Rick Swan, managing brokers of the Athens office, for their “extraordinary support.” Joining them were agents from the Athens office, as well as Toni McGowan, Geri Taglia and Julie Schieffelin from corporate headquarters. BHHS President and CEO Dan Forsman stated, “Just like the collection, the Athens office is a jewel in the crown of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. DeAnn Golden and Rick Swan realized the Georgia Museum of Art’s importance to Athens and to the entire state for its innovative exhibitions, scholarship of its curators and director, and its status among the Southeast’s major museums.” On display through Jan. 6, 2019, the exhibition features a collection of both fine and decorative arts dating from ca. 1660 to 1952. These objects were passed from one generation to the next in the family of the Russian Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky. Above: Miniature portrait of Princess Anna Grigorievna Belosselsky-Belozersky, 1795, unidentified artist; watercolor on ivory, gold mount, hair; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 inches (framed). Miniature portrait in a medallion showing the infant Prince Sergei Sergeevich, 1898; watercolor on ivory, 14K yellow gold, blue guilloche enamel, ivory back; 1 1/2 x 1/4 inches (framed). Both promised gift of Marina Belosselsky-Belozersky Kasarda.

Jack and Marge Sawyer.

Vikki Millender-Morrow and Charmaine Ward-Milner.

nbaf gala

Kelly Loeffler, Jeff Sprecher and Kristyn Turner.

NBAF’s 30th anniversary party at Flourish raised more than $550,000 for its arts education programs. With the theme “What Becomes a Legend!,” the benefit honored Ingrid Saunders Jones with the Legends Award and artist Radcliffe Bailey with the Luminary Award. The dazzling evening, with gold décor and a garden wall, was chaired by Helen Smith Price. Honorary co-chairs were Roz and John Brewer.

Camryn, Rosalind and John Brewer.

Driskell Prize Dinner

The 2018 Driskell Prize Dinner at the High Museum of Art honored Amy Sherald for her contributions to the field of African-American art. The Georgia native painted the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Proceeds from the dinner support the museum’s David C. Driskell African American Art Acquisition Funds. High Museum CFO Rhonda Matheison, David C. Driskell, Driskell Prize recipient Amy Sherald, Ambassador Andrew Young, Carolyn Young and Kathleen Bertrand. CatMax Photography

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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:

Sotheby’s VP of Affiliate Services Geoffrey Hill, AFH Sotheby’s founders David Boehmig and Jenny Pruitt; Cobb Office VP/managing broker Jim Glover, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates president/CEO Philip White.

Nancy See Quarles and Natalie Blalock.


Over 200 guests congregated at an opening reception for the new Cobb County location of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty at 1000 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta. Jim Glover will helm the office, bringing his vast knowledge of the Cobb market and his distinguished family history as leading Mariettans for two centuries. Kimberly Evans

ANIMAL ADVOCACY As Atlanta Humane Society’s 2018 “Humane Heroine,” Jenny Pruitt continues to support animals in need, this time with the help of her Daisy breed pup, Gracie Pruitt, who just won the “Georgia’s Cutest Pet” contest for the AHS 2019 calendar by raising over $5,200.

Bradford Smith, Karen Kuhlke, Michelle Whiting and Wes Vawter of the Buckhead Office.

AHC President Sheffield Hale and Jenny Pruitt; Dean DuBose Smith and Terry Brown; Barbarella Diaz, Jenny Pruitt and Spring Asher.

SWAN HOUSE BALL Jenny Pruitt, who will chair the 2019 Swan House Ball, hosted an elegant luncheon at the Cherokee Town Club to honor past ball chairs for their dedication to the signature 96

benefit for the Atlanta History Center. Next year’s 34th annual ball, set for April 27, will reflect the significance of the AHC’s historic estate with the theme “Swan House Ball Splendor.”

Luncheon for Andee’s Army Evening of Hope Inspired by one, supporting many, Andee’s Army Child Brain and Spinal Cord Foundation welcomed guest speaker Dr. Andrew Reisner, medical director of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Neuro Trauma and Concussion Program, to an elegant luncheon at Cherokee Town Club for the Host Committee of Evening of Hope. Dr. Reisner is serving as the honorary chairman for this year’s gala, the principal fundraiser for Andee’s Army, taking place Sept. 15 at Flourish with a “Metamorphosis” theme. Event co-chairs are Helen A. Carlos, Ron Hilliard and Patty and Shaler Alias. The luncheon was hosted by Foundation Board member Elaine Carlos.

BARANCO FAMILY AND BUCKHEAD COALITION BOOST BIKE PATROL In addition to marketing MercedesBenz cars at their Buckhead agency, Juanita and Gregory Baranco are getting in on some two-wheeled action as well. The Barancos, in conjunction with the Buckhead Coalition, recently contributed two bikes and two bike racks to Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2 Precinct for use by beat policemen on bicycle patrol. As chairman of the nonprofit Coalition, Juanita had been briefed on the APD’s need for this special equipment, which allows for more agile pursuit of criminal activity in narrow alleys or landscaped grounds. Juanita and her husband Gregory, who happens to be a semi-pro bicyclist himself, were happy to help.

Left: John & Elaine Carlos, Dr. Andrew Reisner, Jack Sawyer. Above: Fred Alias with his daughter-in-law and son Patty & Shaler Alias, gala co-chairs. Right: Nina Cheney, Andee’s Army executive director. Photography by Chris Berry of Ben Rose Photography

Sam Massell, Buckhead Coalition president; Maj. Barry Shaw, APD Zone 2 Commander; Juanita Baranco, Buckhead Coalition chairman; and Gregory Baranco.

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3 1. & 2. The 30th anniversary celebration of Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, held at Cobb Galleria Centre, raised enough to help feed children in need over eight million healthy meals. Enjoying the event were Leonardo Moura, Pano Karatassos and Don Perry, and Farshad Arshid and Ali Salimi. Photography by Cerone Bussey 3. Southern Seasons publisher Dawn Brewer joined Tony Conway at Flourish to celebrate his new fine art photography book, Tony Conway | Legendary Events. The elegant evening featured chef-inspired food stations, cocktails and music. More than 200 guests were delighted to receive a signed copy of the luxe coffee-table book to take home.


4. Nuevo Laredo Cantina owner Chance Evans with Terry Moore and Tommy Mobley at a celebrity luncheon held at the famous Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. 5. & 6. Supporters of Andee’s Army Brain and Spinal Cord Foundation congregated for Burgers & Burgundy on the Beltline, a fun and festive fundraiser held at Kevin Rathbun Steak. Among the attendees were Shaler and Patty Alias and their daughters Hendee and Francie, as well as Andee’s Army namesake Andee Poulos and executive director Nina Cheney. William Twitty Photography 7. More than 1,200 guests headed to downtown Atlanta for PeachFest, which raised over $60,000 to benefit Piggy Bank. The 2nd annual summer festival featured peach-infused culinary creations by 65 participants, including Kate Foster (South of Heaven BBQ), Marc Mousseau (Hamthropology), Jon Jackson (Comfort Farms) and Judd Foster (South of Heaven BBQ). Galdones Photography




8 9 8. Carrie Richards, Monica Robinson and Holly Hughes were at the grand opening of Kimball’s showroom on Defoor Hills Road in Atlanta’s Westside. While exploring the new space, guests were treated to light bites and sips, as well as entertainment by an aerialist bartender, stilt walker and lip astrology reader. Ben Rose Photography


9. & 10. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was the beneficiary of a buffet supper at Fado’s Irish Pub in the Shops of Buckhead. The event was hosted by Rob Owen, senior VP of Harry Norman, Realtors and managing broker of the Buckhead North office, to celebrate the Team in Training effort led by agent Russell Gray for the “Race for a Future without Cancer” bicycle benefit. Pictured are Rob Owen, Nick LaMonte, Fran Schefer (area director for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training) and Russell Gray.; and Mary Clark Caldwell, Nick LaMonte, Carla Wright of Merrill Lynch and Jim Simons. Photography by Kim Link 11. The 13th annual Change Makers Breakfast raised over $65,000 for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. Showing their support were Michelle Flinn, Simone Hylton and Takita Green. Photo by Wade McKenzie 12. Taco Mac’s “Can Jam” promotion raised more than $8,000 for Camp Twin Lakes, a Georgia-based charity that provides life-changing camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and disabilities. On hand for the check presentation were: (back row) Cheryl Belair, David Stokes, Anne Rhodes, Hunter Lord, Taco Mac CEO Harold Martin Jr.; and (front row) Kim Jensen-Pitts, Brenda Leslie, Merrick Bonner, Brittany Dubay, Camp Twin Lakes CEO Jill Morrisey, Heather Saltamacchio, Lindsay Bucci. Photo by Brandon Amato

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fun around town

festivals & foodie fun AJC DECATUR BOOK FEST

Through Sept. 2 Largest independent book festival in country features book signings, author readings, panel discussions, children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more on Decatur’s downtown square.


Sept. 20, Oct. 18 Free family-friendly fun with live bands, food trucks and kids games from 5-9 PM at Historic Canton Street and Historic Roswell Square. Free trolley service connects venues.

ALPHARETTA ART IN PARK Sept. 22 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 FALL FEST Sept. 29 Great food, beer and

entertainment, 6:30-11 PM, 35 Milton Ave. $10. 678/297-6000.


Oct. 6 Family fun at Mercer Atlanta Campus from 10 AM-4 PM with music, storytelling, exhibits, craft booths, petting farm, inflatables, pony rides, food and more.

Oct. 26-28 Folk art, antiques, crafts,

ATLANTA Chili Cook Off


music, live entertainment, food and drink vendors, kid zone, and 60+ cooking teams. 1-5 PM (noon entry for VIP tickets) at Brookhaven Park, 2660 Osborne Road. Free parking at MARTA & Brookhaven City Hall.



kids’ activities, food and a classic car show (Sun.) at 4047 Peachtree Road NE on Apple Valley Road behind the Brookhaven MARTA station. Free.

local antique and art vendors, kids’ activities, musicians and fantastic food. 10 AM-5 PM. 12650 Crabapple Road, downtown Milton. Free parking/ shuttles available.

atlanta greek festival


at this landmark cultural event, with delicious food and wines, dancing, artisan jewelry and apparel, history and more at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 2500 Clairmont Road. $5 (free 12 & under). Free parking/shuttle: Century Center Office Park.

festival in Buckhead Village, Atl., with 100+ artists, live music, food and drinks. 10 AM-9 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.

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.

Oct. 13 Neighborhood festival with

Sept. 27-30 Enjoy all things Greek

cuisine and community at Alpharetta’s North Point Mall with an open-air night market featuring art, food and drink vendors, live music and performances.

ATLANTA KOSHER BBQ FEST Oct. 21 Annual festival presented

by the 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 Road, Dunwoody.


Nov. 3-18 Author event features meet-

Oct. 20-21 140+ fine artists, music,

Sept. 22-23 Outdoor arts & crafts


Sept. 29-30 Celebration of music, art and family with live entertainment, kids activities, artist market (11 AM-7 PM), 5K & fun run races (Sat.) and Tour of Homes (Sun., $25). Candler Park and Mclendon Ave. NE., Atl. Noon-10 PM Sat., noon-9 PM Sun. Free. fallfest.

Oct. 6 Outdoor family fest with 100+


Oct. 4-14 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. 770/781-3491.


Oct. 20 Sips from 80+ breweries, live 404/577-4212.

music and food in downtown Decatur square. 21+.



spectacular outdoor gallery of fine art and crafts at Chastain Park along Park 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.

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.

Nov. 3-4 Annual fest features a


Sept. 28 Sample artisan cheese and specialty foods, sip craft brews, 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.

Sept. 22 Glowing procession of light,

Oct. 5-7 Celebrate diversity, culture,


producers, shop products and enjoy live local music at Old Fourth Ward Park, 665 North Ave. NE, Atl. 5-10 PM. $35-$65.

art, furniture and home décor, plus seminars, workshops, gourmet market, general store, live music and kids’ fun at Stone Mountain Park’s Event Meadow. 10 AM-5 PM. $18 ($13 adv.) daily; $25 ($15 adv.) weekend; $40 Early Bird; free for 16 & under. Plus park entry fee. 1-866/500-FAIR.





Through Sept. 3 Mega pop culture


Sept. 22 Live music and comedy, car show, games, artists market, Strut parade, kids village, community booths


PUMPKIN FEST SEPT. 22-OCT. 28 stone mtn. park


storytelling at Stone Mountain Park’s Historic Square, with spooky tales on lantern-lit paths. 45-minute tours. 770/469-1105.

Halloween bash with DJ and costume contest. Craft beer, cocktails and small plates available for purchase. Oct. 27 Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat, Halloween-themed fun with games, music and treats for kids in costumes. Fernbank Museum of Natural History.


at Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. NE #102, Atlanta.


costumes on the Goblin Runway, plus crafts, stories, pony and train rides, “Scarecrows in the Garden” and cash bar for adults at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Oct. 25-27 Horror film screenings

BOO at the zoo

Oct. 20-21, 27-28 Come in costume for sweet treats on enchanted paths at Zoo Atlanta. 9:30 AM-3 PM. 404/624-



Oct. 27 Halloween party with beer, live music and costume contest at Center Stage Theater, 1374 West Peachtree St. NW, Atl. 8 PM-2 AM. $25-$55 ($20-$45 adv.)


Oct. 18-28 Guided tour through the cemetery’s Victorian gardens, plus musical performances. Costumes encouraged. 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atl. 5:30-9:30 PM Thurs. & Fri., 5:30-10:30 PM Sat. & Sun. Advance tickets only:


Oct. 26 Fright Night, adults-only

Oct. 28 Kids can show off their


Oct. 19-20, 26-27 Guided night hikes at Chattahoochee Nature Center with friendly forest creatures, crafts, world music and campfire, 7-10 PM. $10. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770/992-


HALLOWEEN NIGHT ON CALLANWOLDE MOUNTAIN Oct. 26 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. 19 Kid-friendly activities and ghostly encounters at Atlanta History Center, 6:30-9:30 PM. Cash bar & food available. $15 ($8 children).


Oct. 1-31 Join storytellers from Aurora Theatre on a spooky stroll around town. 7:30 PM Sun.-Thurs., 7 & 9 PM Fri. & Sat., $12-$15. Haunted Cemetery Tour: 8:30 & 10:30 PM Fri. & Sat., $20. Bring flashlight. 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville.

PM Fri., 4 PM Sat. $14 ($8, ages 3-12). 770/794-7809.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 678/226-6222.

Sept. 22-Oct. 28 (Fri.-Sun.) Family fun at Stone Mountain Park’s Crossroads with Spookley’s Carnival, parade, scavenger hunts and new Glow by Night. Adventure pass & vehicle entry fee. 770/498-5690.

little 5 points halloween festival & PARADE


Oct. 20 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.

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). 864/517-0688.


dark attraction with special effects, stunt actors and chilling monsters in two haunts: “The Awakened” and “Subject: Unknown.” New location at 2076 West Park Place Blvd., Stone Mountain. 7:30-10:30 PM (7 PM-midnight Fri. & Sat. in Oct.). $23$35 ($55 speed pass).


Oct. 5-Nov. 4 (nightly) Walk-through


Oct. 19-20 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

Sept. 22-Oct. 28. (select dates) Thrills and chills at Six Flags over Georgia in Austell with haunted houses, spooky shows, frightening rides and scare zones.


Oct. 20 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.


Oct. 26-28 Celebrities, vendors and panels at Georgia World Congress Center. Southern Seasons Magazine

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JAPANFEST – SEPT. 15-16 AT INFINITE ENERGY CENTER entertainment at City Springs Civic & Cultural Center, 237 Johnson Ferry Road.

EUROPEAN MARKET ON MILTON AVE. and food vendors at East Atlanta Village, intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood avenues. 11 AM-9 PM. Free.

Sept. 15-16 Shop for local art, handcrafted jewelry, furnishings and more under a big tent on Milton Ave., Alpharetta. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11-5 PM Sun. europeanmarketonmilton.


off at 10 AM with parade (from 1223 Johnson Ferry Road to 4651 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.



Oct. 27-28 Family fun at the Village

Sept. 15 Community event kicks

Nov. 9-10 Sandy Springs Society’s

holiday gift market features handmade crafts, art, jewelry, fashion, home décor, gourmet food, toys and

Oct. 20-21 Juried arts & crafts fest and street market, with children’s area and food/drink concessions at Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atl. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.


Green in Smyrna with 175 arts & crafts booths, live music, festival food, puppet shows and children’s activities Free.


GREAT ATLANTA BEER FEST Oct. 13 Head to Georgia State

Stadium for an afternoon of fun with 150+ beers to sample, live music and entertainment, college football on the big screen. Includes souvenir cup; food available for purchase.

Sept. 1-3 Art fest at Glover Park in the Marietta Square with a juried artist market of original works, Children’s Art Alley, Chalk Spot street art, food trucks, Music Café and art gallery tour. Free. 10 AM-5 PM. 50 N. Park Square.




festival at the Village Green, 7004 Lake Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch, with tethered balloon rides ($15), food vendors, pet adoptions, carnival rides, kids games and more. $10 ($5, ages 3-5; free, 2 & under). 770/967-9777.

by the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art in the Marietta Square features chalk street drawings and competition, Craft Beer Festival (ticketed event on Sat., 21+), live music, kids crafts and more. 10 AM-5 PM.

Oct. 27 Sterling on the Lake’s annual


Oct. 26-27 Annual event features concerts, dance performances, workshops, a ceili dance, lectures and family fun activities at the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody, 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. $25$100.


Sept. 15-16 Largest Japanese cultural festival in the Southeast features music and dance performances, taiko drummers, martial arts demonstrations, workshops, a marketplace of goods, exhibits, kids activities and food at Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 10 AM-6 PM. $12 ($10 adv.); 6 & under, free. 404/842-0736.

JOHNS CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL Oct. 20-21 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.


Oct. 20 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.

Marietta SQUARE ARTISAN MARKET Sept. 8 & 22, Oct. 13 & 27, Nov. 10 & 24 Open-air showcase of

locally-created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods on Mill Street by Glover Park in the Marietta Square. 9 AM-2 PM, 2nd & 4th Sat., April-Nov.


Sept. 15-16 Festive fun on the Marietta Square with Artist Alley & Jewelry Row, Kids Korner & Tiny Tot Town, Toy Box Trot fun run (Sat.), classic car show (Sat.) and Grassroots Music Fest (3-9 PM Sat., 1-5 PM Sun.) 50 N. Park Square. 9 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Supports Marietta Museum of History. 770/794-5710.

with 150 arts & crafts vendors, food booths, and kids’ zone. 9 AM-5 PM.


Oct. 13-14 Annual festival presented


Oct. 13 Art fair at Lilburn City Park



Nov. 1-4 A Native American cultural

showcase with dance, music, crafts, cooking and more at Stone Mtn. Park’s Historic Square. 9 AM-3 PM Thurs.-Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $15, plus park entry fee.


Oct. 6-7 Festival in historic Norcross features artisan works, Kidz Zone, live music, food and new Wine Fest (ticketed event, noon-4 PM, Sat. & Sun.). 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.


Oct. 12-14 German themed fun with beer, food, live music, games and activities at Historic Fourth Ward Park.


Through Sept. 3 Family-friendly festival with arts & crafts, rides, games, dancers, musicians and fireworks at dusk on Mon. at Sam Smith Park in Cartersville. Noon-11 PM Sat. & Sun., noon-10 PM Mon. $5 (under 12, free); $20 daily wristband for unlimited carnival rides. 770/974-


piedmont park GREEN MARKET

Saturdays Farm-fresh food, baked goods, music and chef demos, 12th St. and Piedmont Ave. NE park entrance. 9 AM-1 PM every Saturday (MarchNov.).


Sept. 15-16 Annual event in Roswell’s town square with arts & crafts, entertainment, kids’ activities and

Featured speaker Brett Tutor of TLC’s “Trading Spaces.”

NARI ATLANTA HOMES TOUR – SEPT. 15 food trucks. 10 AM-5 PM. 610 Atlanta St., free shuttle from Roswell City Hall at 38 Hill St. Benefits Roswell Rec & Parks Dept.




music and more at Roswell City Hall Grounds, 38 Hill St. 2-6 PM. Benefits HomeStretch.

crafts and food vendors, parade (9 AM Sat.), live entertainment and Fun Zone at Town Center Park. Free parking/ shuttle: 8 AM-8 PM Sat., 11:30 AM-7 PM Sun.

Oct. 28 Family event with BBQ,


Oct. 7 Sample wines from restaurants and businesses along Canton Street in historic Roswell. 2-5 PM (1 PM for VIP).

Sept. 15-16 Family fun with arts &



Sept. 29-30 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.


Sept. 6-9 50th 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.

Oct. 6-7 R&B, hip-hop, and gospel music festival with food trucks and vendors at 320 Irwin St. NE. Free.


extravaganza with 600+ vendors, live music, cultural performances, pet parade (10 AM Sat.), Chalk Walk Art Competition, 10K & 5K race, children’s activities, car show and food at Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. 9 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun.


Oct. 19-21 Foodie fest in Historic Fourth Ward Park with samples and sips from 90+ restaurants, live entertainment, food & beverage tents, cooking stages and family-friendly fun. Adv. tickets recommended.





with 120+ decorated scarecrows, music, hayrides, face painting, food and inflatables. 10 AM-2 PM, Milton Avenue, Alpharetta.

Buckhead has to offer at this premier food event at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works. Hosted by the Buckhead Business Association.


Oct. 21-22 Atlanta’s Ansley Park Civic Association will host this showcase of beautiful homes that exemplify the neighborhood’s inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.




Sept. 15 Restaurant samples ($1-

Weekly Cocktails in the Garden, 5:30-

$4), acoustic music and kids’ zone, 11 AM-8 PM on the Village Green.

Through Oct. 28 “Imaginary Worlds,”

Sept. 22-23 Juried arts & crafts

Sept. 29 Free family fall festival

Oct. 25-28 Annual event at Booth Western Art Museum, with gunfight re-enactments, Native American dances, vendors and exhibits. 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. 770/387-



pipes and drums, food, athletic games, artisan booths, tartan-clad dancers and more. 8 AM-5 PM. $20 ($5, ages 4-12); plus park entry fee. 770/521-


Oct. 20-21 Scottish showcase held at Stone Mountain Park’s Meadow with

Sept. 20 Sample the best that


Monthly Pop-up market of wares by local artists, noon-6 PM, one Sunday each month, The Shed at Ponce City Market.

9:30 PM Thursdays, through Sept. storybook-themed exhibit of 14 giant topiary-like sculptures made with living plants, from mermaid to dragon. Oct. 2-31 Scarecrows in the Garden, display of 100+ uniquely designed scarecrows, with weekend family fun, 10 AM-4 PM; Fest-of-Ale, 5-9 PM Thurs.; and Great Pumpkin-Carving Southern Seasons Magazine

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FUN AROUND TOWN McPride Lucille Ball of Jaspurrcats will be greeting guests as an Ambassador Cat at this year’s show at Infinite Energy Center. The Maine Coon is a Grand Champion, Grand Premier and National Winner.

$10 (free for 12 & under, 65 & older). $5 parking.



architecture and southern hospitality of Covington and Newton County on this exclusive tour to benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.


Oct. 12-14 Explore the rich history,


LAKEWOOD 400 ANTIQUE MARKET Sept. 14-16, Oct. 19-21, Nov. 16-18, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 North

Contest, Oct. 25. Oct. 28 Goblins in the Garden. Nov. 17-Jan. 6 Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, millions of dazzling LED lights and displays set the grounds ablaze. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/876-

features industry creatives, book signings, product launches, cocktail sip and strolls, salon-style talks and pop-up shops. Free: registration required.

Gainesville location: Through Oct. 28 “Imaginary Worlds” exhibit features a friendly ogre, panda bears and frolicking frogs. Oct. 6 Fall Woodland Ramble: Arts & Crafts Market, 9 AM-3 PM. Oct. 2-31 Scarecrows in the Garden. 1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville.

Oct. 3 46th annual event of Dunwoody



Woman’s Club features five locations: four private homes in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, as well as the historic Donaldson Bannister Farm. 9:30 AM-3 PM. $30. Benefits service projects. 404/888-4760.



Cobb Galleria Centre features 300+ exhibitors of home improvement products and services, garden design ideas, demonstrations, silent auction and Backyard Beer Garden. Featured speaker Brett Tutor of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” will be onstage at 1 PM Fri., 1 & 3 PM Sat., 2 PM Sun. Show runs 10 AM-6 PM Fri. 10 AM-8 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 2 Galleria Pkwy., Atl.

Sept. 10, 17, 24 Garden Tour Mondays, 9:30 AM. Free. Sept. 22 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!, free admission. Oct. 20-21 Viking Encampment. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell. 770/640-



Sept. 22 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!, free admission. Oct. 20 A Night at the Museum, candlelight tours with historic guests, pumpkin rolling races and games, camp fire food, songs and storytelling. RSVP only. $12 ($6, children). Nov. 10-Jan. 31 Holiday self-guided tours, $8 ($6 children). 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770/992-

Sept. 7-9 35th annual show at

Sept. 14-Oct. 7 Self-guided tour of showhouse in the Selborne Hamlet neighborhood features Atlanta’s top interior designers. 10 AM-5 PM Thurs.Sun. $20. Preview party: Sept. 13. 9019 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills.


Atlanta’s premier market for antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, re-claimed architectural and 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-

Sept. 22 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!, free admission. Oct. 13 Fall Farm Days 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell.





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. 404/361-

Sept. 15 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, with the remodeling teams on hand to discuss each project. 10 AM-4 PM. Benefits Camp Sunshine. $25 ($20 adv.).


Sept. 15 Enjoy “The Best of Old and New in Roswell” on this annual tour of private homes, presented by the Roswell Historical Society from 11 AM-5 PM. Parking and check-in: Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., with shuttle transport to homes. $30 adv. 770/992-1665.


Sept. 6-9, Oct. 11-14, Nov. 8-11, Dec. 6-9 World’s largest series of indoor antique shows with 3,500 exhibit booths at Atlanta Expo Centers, 3650 770/641-3978.


Dec. 1 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.


Nov. 3-4 Cotton States Cat Club’s 80th annual CFA Championship and Household Pet Cat Show features 300+ pedigree cats, plus vendors, rescue groups and raffles at Infinite Energy Center Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 9 AM-4 PM Sun. $8 ($6 children & seniors).


Oct. 6 Cottage School benefit with car show, arts & crafts, and garage

Works by potter Judy Brater


Decatur Tiny House Fest

Sept. 29-30 Tour 20+ tiny houses, plus food trucks, vendors, speakers, Tiny Travel area and Kid’s Corner at 105 Electric Ave., Decatur. 11 AM-6 PM. Adv. tickets: $20 daily, $35 weekend, $45 Early Access VIP (9-11 AM); free for 12 & under.


Sept. 25-27 Annual design market 104


family-friendly event. Sept. 13 Corporate Eco Challenge Oct. 14 Harvest on the ’Hooch Taste Fest with food/drink tastings, music, games, alpacas and more, 1-4 PM. Oct. 19-20, 26-27 Halloween Hikes. Dec. 1 Back to Nature Holiday Market, 10 AM-5 PM. Ongoing Trail Hikes, River Canoes, Animal Encounters, Creature Features. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770/992-



HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE – NOV. 3-4 The epitome of aerodynamics, speed, design and elegance, this 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Goutte d’Eau coupe, from the collection of 2018 Pinnacle

Award recipients Peter & Merle Mullin of Los Angeles, Calif., will be on exhibit Nov. 3-4 at Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island. Photo by Michael Furman

Through Sept. 9 “The Amazing Castle,” imaginary adventure. Sept. 22-Jan. 6 “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit,” based on the hit PBS KIDS TV series. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atl. 404/659-KIDS.

sale. 11 AM-3 PM. 700 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell.


Oct. 13 Annual event with 5K Road Race (9:45 AM start at Roswell UMC), parade (10 AM start at First Baptist Church on Mimosa Blvd. to Roswell Area Park) and Fall Farm Days at Smith Plantation, 11 AM-3 PM, with artisan exhibits, 19th century games, petting zoo and more. Roswell Rec & Parks Dept.: 770/641-3705.


Sept. 9 Bridal extravaganza at Infinite Energy Forum, Duluth. Noon-5 PM. $15.

Infinite Energy Center

Sept. 9 Georgia Bridal Show Sept. 22-23 Rubber Stamp, Paper Crafts & Scrapbook Show Oct. 18 Good Taste Gwinnett cooking showcase Nov. 3-4 Cotton States Cat Show 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.


Nov. 10-Jan. 6 (select dates) Step into a winter wonderland at Stone Mountain Park’s Crossroads, magically 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.

SWAN COACH HOUSE flea market

Sept. 27-29 Find treasures at the right price from Atlanta’s best closets at the Forward Arts Foundation’s annual flea market, held in the lower level parking lot of the Atlanta History Center. Items range from antiques, art and furniture to clothing, jewelry, books and home accessories. Preview Party ($35): 6-9 PM Thurs. Market (free): 10-4 PM Fri. & 10 AM-2 PM Sat. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/261-9855.

decorated grounds and three historic houses (pioneer days, Civil War era and 1930s), plus a local artisan market and cash bar/food. $15 ($8 children). Exhibitions Through Dec. 31 “¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South.” “Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens.” Through June 16, 2019 “Barbecue Nation,” artifacts, images and oral histories, from matchbooks and menus to vintage grills and obscure gadgets. Margaret Mitchell House Through Nov. 4 “Weeping May Endure for a Night: The Funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through the Lens of Declan Haun,” photo exhibit at AHC Midtown, 979 Crescent Ave. NE. 130 West Paces Ferry Road. 404/814-


cALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER Oct. 26 Halloween Night Nov. 23-Dec. 9 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-






Oct. 13-14 Reptile and exotic animal 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).


Sept. 22 Volunteer to help clean up along the waterways in Roswell at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road. 8:30-11:30 AM. 770/641-3742.


Nov. 17-Feb. 24 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.

Sept. 14 Back on the Farm benefit. Sept. 22 Fall Folklife Festival, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM. Celebrate all things Southern at Smith Family Farm with chef demonstrations, basket weaving, woodworking, pottery and candle dipping, plus local brews, folk music, folk artists, exhibits and fall foliage. Oct. 5 Hogtoberfest, barbecue dinner and craft beers. Oct. 19 Haunted Halloween Oct. 28 Day of the Dead, free outdoor festival, noon-5 PM, with traditional dancing, crafts, display of decorated altars, Mexican food and entertainment. Food/drink available for purchase. Dec. 14, 21 Candlelight Nights, 5:30-9:30 PM. Experience Christmas past with a candlelit stroll through the

Through Sept. 2 Sky High Hot Air Balloon Fest at Robin Lake Beach with live music, Kids Zone, food and more. Sept. 28 Ida Cason Callaway Foundation Golf Tournament Nov. 3 Steeplechase Nov. 16-Jan. 4 Fantasy in Lights®, Christmas spectacular. Dec. 1 Santa Claus 10K Classic. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.


Sept. 9 Sundays on River Concert, 6-9:30 PM.

Sept. 13 & 27 Sunset Sips, 6:30-9:30 PM. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy live local music and a cash bar at this

FERNBANK MUSEUM of natural history

Oct. 6-Jan. 6 “Nature’s Superheroes:

Life at the Limits,” discover the extraordinary survival strategies and adaptations of plants and animals. Oct. 26 Fright Night, adults-only. Oct. 27 Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat. Giant Screen Theater Through Nov. 1 “Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D,” a global odyssey. Through Dec. 13 “Earthflight 3D,” epic journey on the wings of birds. Nov. 2-Jan. 10 “Flight of the Butterflies 3D,” soar alongside half a billion Monarch butterflies going south. Ongoing Fernbank After Dark, handson science and activities for ages 21+ on the 2nd Friday of each month. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.


Sept. 30 Sunday in the Park, Victorian street festival with live music, artists market, living history demonstrations, kids area and storytellers, noon-6 PM. Oct. 13 Run Like Hell 5K, 8 AM. Oct. 18-28 Halloween Tours. Nov. 19-25 Harvest Hunt. Ongoing Discover the history, period gardens, art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character on weekend guided tours. $12 ($6 students & seniors). 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atl. 404/688-2107.


Saturdays Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, through Oct. 20. Sept. 1-3 Labor Day Weekend: Lasershow & Fireworks. Sept. 6-9 Yellow Daisy Festival Sept. 22-Oct. 28 Pumpkin Festival Oct. 11-27 A Tour of Southern Ghosts Oct. 13 Eggtoberfest Oct. 20-21 Highland Games Oct. 26-28 Country Living Fair Nov. 1-4 Native American Festival Nov. 10-Jan. 6 Stone Mtn. Christmas Nov. 17-Feb. 24 Snow Mountain Southern Seasons Magazine

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FUN AROUND TOWN Two-time Olympian Missy Franklin with fans at Lake Lanier.

and wine experiences, from Whisky on the Water and River Street Stroll to Taste of Savannah and the Jazz & Bubbles Brunch. Benefits local charitable organizations and CHEF.

Sept. 20-23 Philadelphia Phillies SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave., Atl.

Home Games Sept. 16 Carolina Panthers Sept. 23 New Orleans Saints Sept. 30 Cincinnati Bengals Oct. 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Oct. 22 New York Giants Nov. 18 Dallas Cowboys Nov. 22 New Orleans Saints Dec. 2 Baltimore Ravens Dec. 16 Arizona Cardinals Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Dr., Atl.


Through Sept. 2 Sea Island celebrates all things Southern during this weekend of food and fun featuring top chefs and live music. 800-SEA-



Oct. 13 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.

swim across america – SEPT. 22

WINGS OVER NORTH GEORGIA AIR SHOW Oct. 13-14 7th annual show returns

Vehicle entry fee into park. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd.

antique car show (Sat.), 5K race (Sat.) and parade (Oct. 20) in Ellijay.




Sept. 8 Play the Animal Way Sept. 22 Sippin’ Safari Oct. 20-21, 27-28 Boo at the Zoo Dec. 1 Jungle Bells, tree lighting Dec. 1-2 Cookies with Santa Ongoing Enjoy more than 1,000 of the world’s most amazing animals, plus keeper talks, training demonstrations, wildlife shows and animal encounters. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atl. 404/624-


AROUND THE SOUTH Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival

Sept. 14-16 38th annual cultural celebration with a juried fine arts & crafts market, international fare and five stages of live entertainment. 706/826-4702.


Nov. 8-11 International literary festival features a weekend series of programs in the historic Beaux Arts building of Charleston Library Society and The Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, S.C.

Oct. 12-20 Live music, arts & crafts, food booths, flower show, fiddlers and more at the Ga. Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. $12 (free, 12 & under). 706/896-4191.


Oct. 20-21 Celebrate the 1828 discovery of gold in Dahlonega with art & craft exhibitors, food, kids’ activities, gold panning contest, parade, music and more. 706/864-3513.


Nov. 3-4 17th annual weekend car event takes place on Hilton Head Island, S.C., at the Port Royal Golf Club, culminating with the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. Kick off is Oct. 26-28 at the Savannah Speed Classic on the Grand Prize of America road course at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.


Sept. 14-16 Eat, drink and celebrate in the Jekyll Island Historic District, with 100+ arts & crafts vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations and more.

dahlia festIVAL

Highlands Civic Center in Highlands, N.C. 1-4:30 PM. $5. 828/787-1050.


Sept. 8 A showcase of dahlias at the


Oct. 13-14 Annual event at Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 S. Main St., with 300+ vendors, 106

Nov. 5-11 Enjoy scenic coastal views and exceptional cuisine throughout the city with celebrity chefs and winemakers, connoisseur dinners and one-of-a-kind culinary, spirits

to Rome’s Russell Regional Airport with world-class military and civilian performers, including U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and A-10 Thunderbolt demonstration teams, plus static aircraft displays and infield camping.

WNC Pottery Festival

Nov. 3 14th annual arts event in the mountains of Dillsboro, N.C., features handmade pieces by 44 master potters. 10 AM-4 PM.


Oct. 21 Largest AIDS-related fundraiser in the Southeast with a pledge run/walk at Piedmont Park. 404/876-9255.

Arnie’s March Atlanta

Sept. 15 Fundraising walk at TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Dr. SE, Atl. 9-11 AM. Benefits CHOA. 404/785-7315.

AtH-HALF MARATHON & 5k Oct. 20-21 5K (Sat.) and half

marathon (Sun.) in downtown Athens, with live music by local bands, to support music and arts education for youth.


Ongoing Free monthly fitness classes for all ages are offered at parks and trails: Bus and walking tours:


Home Games Sept. 1-2 Pittsburgh Pirates Sept. 3-5 Boston Red Sox Sept. 14-16 Washington Nationals Sept. 17-19 St. Louis Cardinals



Oct. 19 Greenville Swamp Rabbits Oct. 20 Orlando Solar Bears Nov. 2 & 4 Norfolk Admirals Nov. 16 Norfolk Admirals Nov. 17-18 Florida Everblades Nov. 21 Greenville Swamp Rabbits Nov. 23 South Carolina Stingrays Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth.


TBA Home games at Philips Arena, Atlanta.

AtlANTA Santa Speedo Run

Dec. 8 Fun 1-mile dash through the streets of Atlanta with Speedo-clad runners to benefit a local charity.


Home Games Sept. 22 Real Salt Lake Oct. 6 New England Revolution Oct. 21 Chicago Fire Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


Sept. 3 Race for Cystic Fibrosis from Brookhaven MARTA Station (5K) and Chamblee MARTA Station (10K) to Buckhead Station Shopping Center.

Bike MS: Atl. Peach Ride

Oct. 6-7 Cycling fundraiser with start/finish at Wild Leap Brew Co. in downtown LaGrange. Multiple route options available.


Sept. 11 Nalley Golf Tourney Sept. 12 Steve Smith Topgolf Challenge

Sept. 17 CureFore! Golf Tourney Sept. 21 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl College Corner Sept. 24 McLane Charity Golf Classic Oct. 5 Marriott Pro-Am Golf Tourney Oct. 13 Polo in the Pines Oct. 15 Hotlanta Charity Classic Oct. 22 Golf for the Kids Invitational Oct. 27 Ride N’ Cruise for the Kids Nov. 2 Shoot for All Better, sporting clays event

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Kevin Kisner tosses a ball to fans at the 2017 TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club.


Sept. 15 5K & 10K Run and 5K Walk at The Collection at Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming. 7-10 AM. Raises awareness for children in need.

Eastside 10K

Dec. 1 Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K, run/walk through Inman Park, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland and Virginia Highland. The Stove Works, 112 Krog St. NE, Atl.


Sept. 15 Endurance mountain bike race with 38- and 55-mile routes. Start/end at Montaluce Winery, Dahlonega. mountaingoatadventures. com/foolsgold.


Sept. 29-30 Altanta pledge walk for breast cancer, with option to walk two days (30 miles), Sat. only (20 miles) or Sun. only (10 miles).


ironkids triathlon

Sept. 15-16 Fitness fun for ages 6-15 with an expo on Sat. and a swim/bike/ run competition on Sun., from 7:30-11 AM at Wills Park Pool, 1815 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta.

KP CORPORATE RUN/WALK Oct. 24 5K Run/Walk at 7 PM at

Park to benefit CHOA. Runners will make 113 laps around the baseball field to reach 26.2 miles, with the final lap running the bases and crossing home plate. 5 PM-midnight. 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atl.


Oct. 15 Golf tournament at TPC Sugarloaf, with after-party awards dinner and silent auction. Benefits Special Olympics Georgia. 2595 Sugarloaf Club Dr., Duluth. tpc.

com/sugarloaf. susan.skolnick@ 770/4149390 x 111.


Sept. 24 Benefit for Meals on Wheels at the Capital City Club, Brookhaven. 404/605-8450.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium 5K/ Walk like madd Sept. 15 Join the Atlanta Falcons,

Atlanta United FC, Atlanta Track Club and Mothers Against Drunk Driving for a 5K, One Mile and 50m Dash at 7:30 AM at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Dr., Atl.

PINK RIBBON GOLF CLASSIC Oct. 2 The River Club Golf Course

in Suwanee hosts 128 players at this ladies tournament for the American Cancer Society, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM.

Ga. World Congress Center, Bldg. C, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atl.

Manna Fund Golf Classic


Hills Golf Club, with shotgun start at 10 AM. 740 Clifton Road NE, Atl.

Station, with cheer zones at every mile.

Sept. 17 Benefit tournament at Druid

Marathon by Midnight

Sept. 28 Inaugural event at SunTrust

Sept. 14-16 Ferrari Challenge Sept. 21-23 Atlanta Historic Races Oct. 10-13 Motul Petit Le Mans Nov. 2-4 SCCA ARRC Dec. 1-2 NASA Dec. 8-9 24 Hours of Lemons 5300 Winder Hwy., Braselton. 800/849-RACE.


Sept. 15 Benefit for Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Dr NW, Atl. Registration: 8 AM. Race start: 10 AM. Strollers and leashed dogs welcome.


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THANKSGIVING DAY Half marathon and 5K

(8+), One Mile (6+) and 50m Dash (6 & under) at Georgia State Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Dr.

Sept. 22 10K/5K races kick off Sandy Springs Festival, with starts at 7:50 & 8 AM. 86 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE.


benefit Atlanta Community Food Bank at Heritage Golf Links, 4445 Britt Road, Tucker. 8-10 AM breakfast and registration; 10 AM shotgun start.


Oct. 21 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.


Oct. 12-14 Three-day, 60-mile pledge walk in Atlanta to help end breast cancer.


Nov. 22 Half marathon (ages 14+), 5K


Sept. 19-23 The top 30 players from the FedExCup standings tee off at Atlanta’s historic East Lake Golf Club, where the season-ending champion will be crowned. Grounds tickets: $25-$65 daily, $150 weekly. ULTRA Club: $50$125 daily, $450 weekly. 1904 Club: exclusive fan experience. 1-844/868-

7465. 404/378-8687. tourchampionship.


Oct. 27 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.


WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S Oct. 13 Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment Park

Sept. 22 Swimmers of all ages and

Nov. 3 Duluth Town Green Registration, 8 AM; ceremony, 9 AM; walk, 9:30 AM. Benefits Alzheimer’s Association Ga. Chapter.

Sept. 8-9 WERA Regional Double

skill levels (including Olympians and Paralympians) will “make waves to fight cancer” at this annual benefit at Lake Lanier for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of CHOA. Course options include a half-mile, 1-mile, 5K, 2-mile relay and Duck Splash.


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Nov. 30-Dec. 16 “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical,” funny and touching holiday classic. Shows at 8 PM Fri. & Sat., 2 PM Sun. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/6638989.


Sept. 7-23 “Godspell-2012 Revised Version,” mega-hit musical tells the parables of Jesus with a hefty dose of comic timing. Oct. 12-28 “The Graduate,” a young man’s journey to finding himself, based on the classic novel and cult film. Nov. 30-Dec. 16 “A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol,” reinterpreted holiday classic with a film noir twist. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905.


Sept. 1-30 “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” co-production with Aurora Theatre. Long-simmering resentments boil over in an intellectual and comedic slugfest about ideas, love and modern women. Oct. 5-7 Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along.” Oct. 27-Nov. 18 “Reykjavík,” a tourde-force collision of sex and danger told through eight interconnected vignettes. Previews: Oct. 25-26. Shows at 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-


“AFRICA Umoja”

Oct. 30-Nov. 8 Worldwide tour of high-energy musical tells the story of South Africa through storytelling, drum talk, dance and song with a youthful, all-South African cast at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur. 1-877/7258849.


Sept. 5-Oct. 21 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” outdoor production of Shakespeare’s comedy, staged at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Hertz Series Sept. 29-Oct. 28 “Nick’s Flamingo Grill,” a story of hope and brotherly love, inspired by the first integrated nightclub in Atlanta. Ages 14 + 108

Nov. 13-Dec. 9 “Knead,” world

premiere drama. Ages 14 + Family Series Oct. 6-13 “Paige in Full” a girl’s journey through hip-hop to selfdiscovery. Grades 4th-8th Theatre for the Very Young Oct. 2-Nov. 4 “Little Raindrop Songs.” Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-4650.



Dec. 6-21 “A Broadway Christmas Carol,” funny holiday show. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain Village.



Sept. 14-16 “Return to Fall,” program celebrating dancers’ physical limits, performed at Cobb Energy Centre. Dec. 8-24 “The Nutcracker,” all new production at the Fox Theatre.

Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.

2 Black Violin 5 Leslie Odom Jr. with ASO 7 Celtic Thunder 10 Jazz at Lincoln Center

Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, vocalists Vuyo Sotashe & Veronica Swift Dec. 12 Rufus Wainwright Dec. 19 Michael W. Smith with ASO Dec. 22 Celtic Woman with ASO Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 800/745-3000.




Through Sept. 2 “Aida,” hit musical. Oct. 19-Nov. 4 “Disney’s Newsies,” high-energy musical inspired by the newsboys’ strike of 1899 in New York. Shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat, 2 PM Sat.Sun. at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta. 404/377-9948.


Nov. 3, 6, 9, 11 Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” a modern take on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” staged at the Cobb Energy Centre at 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 7:30 PM Tues., 3 PM Sun. 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. Discoveries Series Sept. 27-30 Southern premiere of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” jazz opera about the legendary jazz virtuoso and bebop pioneer, presented at Le Maison Rouge, 7:30 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun.



Sept. 13 Chris Isaak Sept. 14 Chris Botti with ASO Sept. 28 Howie Mandel, Preacher Lawson

Oct. 20 HANSON with ASO Oct. 21 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!, 3 & 7 PM Oct. 26 The Tenors Nov. 16 Matthew Morrison with ASO Nov. 30 Bobby McFerrin

Sept. 20, 22-23 Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky

Sept. 26 Lang Lang Sept. 28 ASO at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta Oct. 11 Chamber Recital Oct. 11, 13 Vive la France Oct. 25, 27 Britten “War Requiem” Nov. 1, 3 Mahler’s “10th Symphony” Nov. 8, 10 Brahms, Beethoven, Rossini Nov. 15, 17 Tchaikovsky Nov. 29, Dec. 1 Rachmaninov Dec. 8-9 Christmas with ASO Movies in Concert Oct. 5-7 “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” with live score by the ASO. 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. Nov. 23-24 “Love Actually,” 8 PM. Nov. 25 “Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration,” 1:30 & 3 PM. Family Oct. 28 Halloween at Hogwarts, 1:30 & 3 PM. ASYO Nov. 4 Overture Concert, 3 PM. Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Bldg., Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-5000.


Oct. 14 Season Premier, 3 PM, Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Hwy.

Aurora Theatre

Through Sept. 2 “Disney’s Newsies.” Sept. 20-Oct. 14 “Be Here Now,” wonderfully weird comedy about a cynical shipping clerk. 8 PM Tues.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sat. & Sun. Nov. 15-Dec. 23 Christmas Canteen, holiday musical revue features songs, comic sketches, trips down memory lane and a sprinkle of Christmas magic. 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville.



Nov. 11 Salute to Veterans, Earl Smith Strand Theater, Marietta Square, 3 PM. Dec. 8-9 “Have Yourself a Merryetta Christmas,” 3:30 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center. 470/349-



Sept. 23 Toad The Wet Sprocket Nov. 16 Iron & Wine Nov. 23-24 Mothers Finest 3110 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/8432825.


Sept. 30 Fall Concert, Callanwolde Oct. 26 Halloween Night, Callanwolde Dec. 2 Holiday POPS!, 3 PM, Decatur FUMC, 300 E Ponce de Leon Ave. 404/872-5338.


Monthly Dinner and a Diva series, third Tuesday at Petite Violette, 2948 Clairmont Road NE. Sept.: “La bohème.” Oct.: “Sweeney Todd.” Nov.: “Madame Butterfly.” 404/634-6268. 678/301-8013.


Sept. 1 Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Marshall Tucker Band Sept. 5 G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert Sept. 12 Paul Simon Oct. 20 Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart,

“DISNEY’S ALADDIN” SEPT. 12-23 – FOX THEATRE Brent Cobb 2002 Lakewood Ave., Atl. 404/443-



Through Sept. 23 “The Tortoise, the Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables.”

Sept. 25-Oct. 28 “Peter Pan.” Oct. 30-Nov. 11 “Brother Coyote and Sister Fox.”

Nov. 13-Dec. 30 “Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer.” New Direction Series (18+) Through Sept. 2 Puppet Slam. Oct. 6 A Ghastly Gathering. Oct. 11-27 The Ghastly Dreadfuls. Exhibition “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl.



CITY SPRINGS THEATRE Co. Sept. 14-23 “42nd Street,” splashy

musical with a toe-tapping score. Dec. 7-16 “Elf, the Musical,” Buddy seeks his true identity in a jolly comedy. Shows at 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat. and 2 PM Sun. at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center’s Byers Theatre. 404/477-

800 Battery Ave. SE, Atl.


Sept. 9 Bogey & The Viceroy, 7-8:30




Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Ivester Amphitheater, Gainesville. 404/876-


Sept. 1 My Brother, My Brother & Me Sept. 2 The Adventure Zone Sept. 6 Shaken & Stirred: Feinstein & Friends

Sept. 22 Melissa Etheridge, 8 PM,


Russian Nutcracker, 3 & 7 PM. 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atl. at Georgia Tech.


Confessional Oct. 19 Death Cab For Cutie Oct. 27 Young The Giant

new world of beauty, magic and breathtaking spectacle, where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri.,

Sept. 1 Rebecca Correia, Jason Hoard Sept. 21 Atlanta Dance Party Oct. 5-6 Cindy Morgan, Danny Mitchell Chukkar Farm & Polo Club, 1140 Liberty Grove Road, Alpharetta.

Through Sept. 2 A theatrical world

of fun, comedy and spontaneity with a global cast of 50+ acrobats, musicians, singers and actors at the Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth. 3:30 & 7:30 PM Sat., 1 & 5 PM Sun.

Sept. 13 James Bay Sept. 19 5 Seconds of Summer Sept. 29 All Time Low, Dashboard

Kenny White Greg Laswell Jason Boland & Stragglers Paula Cole 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur.

Nov. 16 Hip-Hop Orchestra, 7 PM. Nov. 24 Moscow Ballet’s Great


Chukkar Farm ConcertS

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fast-paced, hilarious farce follows the mixed fortunes of Francis Henshall. Dec. 7-15 Neil Simon’s “Rose and Walsh,” follows two great literary figures and their enduring love. Shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. The Art Place-Mountainview, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770/516-

Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept.

PM at Heritage Green, Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Blue Stone Road. Free. 404/851-9111.

Sept. 14-16 Atl. Ballet: Return to Fall Sept. 20 Russell Peters Sept. 21 Kathy Griffin Sept. 22 Jeanne Robertson Sept. 28 Kansas Sept. 29 Frankie Valli & Four Seasons Oct. 5 Danny Gokey Oct. 6 Rickey Smiley Oct. 10 Alice Cooper Oct. 13-14 Dance Theatre of Harlem Nov. 2 Lewis Black Nov. 3-11 Atl. Opera: West Side Story Nov. 13 Ina Garten Nov. 16-18 Sesame Street Live! Nov. 23-24 The Sound of Music Nov. 25 Will Downing Dec. 1 The Piano Guys 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 800745-3000.

Oct. 5-13 “One Man, Two Guvnors,”

2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. atlanta.

Sept. 13, Nov. 15 Lunchtime in the Studio, 139 Sycamore St., Decatur. Dec. 9 Fall Fieldwork Showcase, 5 PM, Schwartz Center, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atl.


Sept. 6-30 “Smoke on the Mountain,” rousing Gospel musical set in the ’30s.

Oct. 19-Nov. 11 “Annie,” a spunky orphan hopes to find her family. Nov. 29-Dec. 16 “Christmas in Dixie The Musical” Shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. 101 School St. in the Historic Cumming Public School. 770/781-9178.

Sept. 12-23 Discover a whole



Sept. 12-23 “Disney’s Aladdin” Sept. 26-27 Nine Inch Nails Sept. 28 St. Paul & The Broken Bones Oct. 2 David Byrne Oct. 16-21 “School of Rock” Oct. 29 A Perfect Circle Nov. 3 Vince Gill Nov. 8 Brian Wilson Nov. 9 “My Favorite Murder” truecrime comedy podcast

Nov. 11 Christina Aguilera Nov. 15 Roy Orbison Nov. 17 ATL Comedy Jam Nov. 18 Sebastian Maniscalco Nov. 23 Straight No Chaser Nov. 27-Dec. 2 “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas”

Dec. 8-24 Atlanta Ballet, “The Nutcracker” 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/881-


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“AFRICA UMOJA” – OCT. 30-NOV. 8 – DECATUR Infinite Energy Center Arena

Through Sept. 2 Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

Sept. 6 Childish Gambino Sept. 7 Ozuna Sept. 23 Timbiriche Oct. 9 Romeo Santos Oct. 18 Josh Groban, Idina Menzel Oct. 24 Russ Oct. 26 J Balvin Nov. 9-11 Sesame Street Live! Nov. 29 Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch Dec. 22 Bob Seger & The Silver


Pkwy., Marietta. 678/287-9020.

Sept. 21-23 “The Legend of Sleepy

Hollow” with “Swan Lake” Act II. Nov. 29-Dec. 2 “The Nutcracker.” Performances at Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center, Marietta.


GEORGIA ENSEMBLE THEATRE Sept. 13-30 “9 to 5 the Musical,” a

trio of working women turn around their lives in a heartwarming comedy based on the hit movie, with Dolly Parton’s snappy musical score. Oct. 25-Nov. 11 “I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti,” one-woman comedy/ drama about good food and bad boyfriends – with live cooking, based on the memoir by Giulia Melucci. FamilyStage Series Sept. 15, 22, 26 “A Wrinkle in Time,” a dangerous and extraordinary adventure, 11 AM. 3rd grade+ Oct. 27 “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook,” 11 AM. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770/641-1260.

8 PM, Strand Theatre, Marietta. Oct. 20 Outstanding Opera, GSO season opener, 8 PM, Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw. Dec. 1 Holiday Pops! with the GSO Chorus and Youth Chorus, 3 & 8 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center.

Oct. 13-15 “Dracula,” staged at Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. Nov. 24-26 “The Nutcracker,” staged at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta

“IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS” Nov. 27-Dec. 2 Full of dancing, 770/4292390.

laughter and unforgettable songs, this merry musical tells the story of two showbiz buddies who fall for a stunning sister act while performing at a Vermont inn. Staged at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl.



Sept. 28 The Mustangs, 8 PM, Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. Free. 770/794-5601.

home by dark CONCERTS Sept. 22 Victoria Banks, Emily

Shackelton at Brooke Street Park, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. Free. Sept. 23 Michael Logen, Marcia Ramirez at City Green, Sandy Springs.



Sept. 29 Sam Skelton and GSO Jazz!,

Bullet Band Theater Sept. 8 “Giselle-Act 2,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet. Sept. 9 A Kuchipudi Dance Drama Nov. 23-25 “The Nutcracker,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet. 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.


Sept. 21-Oct. 21 “Nomad Motel,” an unlikely friendship between two kids trying to outrun their parents’ mistakes. 1083 Austin Ave., Atl. 404/584-7450.

Oct. 13 “Backstage and Other Stories: Confessions of a Broadway Star,” 8 PM, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. 770/594-6232.

Lauv. 1 AMB Dr. NW, Atl.


Oct. 14 “Of Thee I Sing,” songs of the American Spirit, 3 PM, Roswell UMC. Dec. 2 Christmas Joy with Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, 3 PM, Roswell UMC. 770/594-7974.


Sept. 15-16 Georgia’s largest musical festival features Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Fall Out Boy, Khalid, Thirty Seconds to Mars and more at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.


Oct. 25-Nov. 10 “The View Upstairs,” exhilarating journey of self-exploration by a young fashion designer. Dec. 6-22 “The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular.” Shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun., plus 8 PM Nov. 5 & Dec. 17. 999 Brady Ave. NW, Atl. 404/4482755.


Oct. 25 Nicki Minaj, Future Nov. 2 Twenty One Pilots Nov. 8 Bad Bunny Nov. 16-17 Drake: Aubrey and The Three Amigos Tour Nov 30-Dec. 1 Elton John Jan. 10 Justin Timberlake March 3 Fleetwood Mac March 12 P!NK 1 Philips Dr., next to CNN Center.




Sept. 6-14 “Cu4tro Mujeres,”

comedy performance in Spanish. Sept. 15 Javier Avila Sept. 21-30 “The Bow Wow Club” Oct. 12-13 “Super Loser” Oct. 19-28 “Four Old Broads” 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 770/426-



Nov. 10 Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol,

Through Sept. 29 “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” dark comedy about a dysfunctional couple. 195 Arizona Ave., Suite L/W1, Atl.



Sept. 19 Feed Your Senses: Dave Frackenpohl Trio

Oct. 17 Feed Your Senses: Claire Campbell

de Dakar

Nov. 3 Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer Nov. 10 Aida Cuevas and Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlan: Totalmente Juan Gabriel Dec. 2 Gala Holiday Concert 80 Forsyth Street NW. 404/413-9TIX.

ROSWELL RIVERSIDE SOUNDS CONCERTS Sept. 11 The Roosevelts Oct. 6 Dustbowl Revival

Free concerts, 7-9 PM at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road. 770/641-


SANDY SPRINGS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Sept. 8 Taj Mahal Trio Sept. 14-23 “42nd Street,” City

Springs Theatre Co. Sept. 29 The Fun Show with Cat & Nat Oct. 11 Late Night Tailgate Oct. 13 Rob Bell, Peter Rollins Oct. 25 Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir Nov. 1 Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company Nov. 3 Take Me To The River–New Orleans LIVE! Nov. 23-Dec. 2 Roswell Dance Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” Dec. 7-16 “Elf, the Musical,” City Springs Theatre Co. Dec. 22 Boston Brass: Christmas Bells are Swingin’ 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.



Oct. 16-21 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new high-octane musical, based on the hilarious hit film, follows a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding rock band. Staged at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 PM Tues.Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl.


Sept. 5-30 “The Seagull,” a fresh take on Chekhov’s action-packed tragicomedy, filled with searing love triangles, absurd comedy and wild art. 8 PM Wed.-Sun. PG-13. Sept. 26-Nov. 4 “The Sleepy Hollow Experience,” frightfully fun retelling of the classic ghost story with an immersive traveling performance in The Horseman’s Meadow. 8 PM Wed.Sun., 10:30 PM Fri.-Sat., plus new family show at 2 PM Sun. in Oct. PG. Nov. 28-Dec. 30 “The Snow Queen.” Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 770/4631110.


Nov. 9-11 Infinite Energy Arena. Nov. 16-18 Cobb Energy Centre.

Breeanne Clowdus

Oct. 20 Ailey II Oct. 28 Youssou N’Dour and Etoile

“Make Your Magic!” with Elmo, Justin, Abby and friends at 6 PM Fri., 10 AM & 2 PM Sat., 2 PM Sun. (plus 10:30 AM Fri. Nov. 16)


Through Sept. 2 Tre Floyd presents “Love Sex and Marriage: The Stage Play,” Back Stage Black Box. Sept. 27-Oct. 14 “Waiting for Godot,” tragicomic absurdist play about waiting for solutions that may never come. Nov. 1-4 “The Way at Midnight,” exploration of losing and being lost. Dec. 6-9 “Curious Holiday Encounters” 1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-7647.


Sept. 21-Oct. 14 “A Red Plaid Shirt,” comedy. Two old friends fill the void left by retirement in different ways. Nov. 30-Dec. 16 “A Nice Family Christmas.” The fruitcake hits the fan when a reporter’s neurotic family learns he’s writing about them. Shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sun. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770/396-1726.

State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park



Nov. 12-14 “Humbled,” Arts Incubator Project, 7:30 PM. Dec. 5-30 “A Year with Frog and Toad.” Cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad hop from the page to the stage in a family adventure of friendship and fun. One Peachtree Pointe Complex, 1545 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/484-8636.

of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. Staged at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atl. Dec. 4-23 “The First Noel,” uplifting musical about a Harlem family in search of joy after a devastating loss. Staged at Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Dr., Atl.

of Led Zeppelin and The Who Sept. 21-22 “Chess: Bridging the Gap from Adolescence to Manhood” Oct. 19-20 “At Last: An Etta James Story” Nov. 10 Georgia Players Guild: Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Creedence Clearwater Revival Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770/293-0080.

877/725-8849. 404/532-1901.

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre


Sept. 21 Lenny Kravitz Sept. 28 Australian Pink Floyd Show Oct. 6 RBRM, Case, Kid Capri Oct. 12 Maxwell 4469 Stella Dr. at Powers Ferry Road. 404/233-2227. Sept. 15 Georgia Players Guild: Music

Oct. 5-14 Performances at Serenbe. Nov. 9-18 Performances at Westside Cultural Arts Center.

THE BOWL AT SUGARHILL Oct. 26 Don Felder, 8 PM.

5039 West Broad St., Sugar Hill.



Sept. 9 Ben Sollee at Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion. Doors open at 6 PM. Picnic food welcome, cash bar on-site. $12-$16. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.

Symphony on the Square

Dec. 7 9th Annual Holiday Concert, First Baptist Church Marietta.

SYNCHRONICITY THEATRE Sept. 27-Oct. 21 “Nell Gwynn,”

charts the rise of an unlikely heroine at a time when women are second-class citizens. 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 5 PM Sun. Sept. 10-12 “Walk, Girl,” Arts Incubator Project, 7:30 PM.

Through Sept. 9 “The Book of Will,” a love letter to theatre’s timeless superstar, Will Shakespeare. Oct. 10-Nov. 4 “The Royale,” the ultimate fight for a place in history in the segregated world of boxing in the early 20th century, based on the true story of fighter Jack Johnson. Nov. 21-Dec. 23 “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” comedic sequel to beloved literary romance, set in the English countryside in 1815. Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atl. 678/528-1500.


Sept. 25-Oct. 21 “Nina Simone: Four

Women,” explores the artist’s shift to vocal activist, following the bombing

Sept. 6 Liz Phair Sept. 13 Neko Case Sept. 26 Lucia Micarelli Oct. 10 Public Image Ltd. 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atl. 404/5247354.


Sept. 14 Deep Purple, Judas Priest Sept. 15 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince with the ASO

Sept. 20 Niall Horan, Maren Morris Sept. 27 Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore, Russell Dickerson

Oct. 19 Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, Brent Cobb 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta.


Sept. 8 38 Special, 7:30-10:30 PM at Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater, The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. Free.


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ey style No matter your age, it’s magical

by Vivian Holley


n board Disney Fantasy, the youngest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, many passengers decorate stateroom doors with colorful signage identifying themselves by name as a family group, an anniversary couple, repeat cruisers or honeymooners. Not something you typically encounter at sea. The all-in outgoingness is part of what brings a noticeable brio to a voyage where passenger expectations have a lot to do with being fans – often lifelong fans – of all things Disney. Welcome, all whose first-ever movie was “Bambi.” Welcome, charter watchers of the Mickey Mouse Club and all your descendants.


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“While kids are a focus on Disney ships, they are not the only ones. Adults can look forward to designated areas where they can relax and kick back.”

Steve Griswold, owner Pixie Vacations, Canton, Ga.

It goes without saying that a Disney ship serves up a captivating vacay for family travelers. Kids of all ages flock to the frequent appearances of iconic characters from Mickey and Cinderella to Captain Hook and Buzz Lightyear – cavorting with their admirers in the stunning three-deck, art nouveaustyled lobby atrium, and dropping by for hugs at breakfast tables. Lavish facilities geared to different age groups from nursery-size to teens are so enchanting that the young at heart can only wish they would be allowed to hang out for a while. Oh, for a crack at the Oceaneer Lab’s Super Sloppy Science Experiments. All of which not only entertain the kids but provide free time for parents to skip off to the spa or a movie or a tequila tasting, dive into port adventures, and pursue other activities for grown-ups. Which are numerous and multiplying. A prime location, for good reason, is the tranquil adults-only oasis that includes Quiet Cove Pool and its swim-up bar. Steps away are whirlpool spas and Cove Café, a coffee bar. A deck above is Satellite Sundeck, with a circular splash pool and cascading rain curtain. From time to time, there’s soft live music. Hello, bliss. Launched aboard Fantasy in 2017 are such sparkling-new, age-spectrum lures as the Oceaneer Club’s Star Wars Command Post that whisks Jedi wannabes to a galaxy far, far away – and a glittery Tiffany & Co. boutique with display cases full of fashionista enticements. Still happily at hand are some of the coolest cruise components on the waters, ranging from the line’s staterooms with signature one-and-a-half baths, to Broadway-style productions (Fantasy was staging an exuberant “Aladdin, a Musical Spectacular” when I was recently on board), and the ever-popular pirate shindig on deck, where Jack Sparrow swashes and party-goers in eye patches kick up their boots while soaking up a fireworks-at-sea spectacular. 116 116

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One idyllic day is devoted to Castaway Cay, Disney’s own private island in the Bahamas. A stellar offering of sailings from Miami and Port Canaveral (for Fantasy cruisers, it’s seven-night itineraries in the Eastern and Western Caribbean), it’s quite possibly the most meticulously-tended swatch of turf in all the tropics. Like the ship, the island has reserved sections, including a family beach – parasailing, snorkeling, fishing, boating – plus supervised activities for the young. Nearly a mile away, for grown-ups only, awaits aptly-named Serenity Bay, a barefoot paradise of sugar sands beside crystalclear azure-turquoise-cobalt waters. Picture his-and-her massages in a private cabana. A beachside bar stands at the ready, and a generous buffet magically spreads at lunchtime. Dining, complete with always-sunny servers, comes in a similarly grand variety, from the main dining rooms – Animator’s Palate, Royal Court, Enchanted Garden, and Cabanas – to the ocean-view, adultexclusive environs of Remy and Palo. At elegantly romantic Remy are classic scenes of Paris and multiple tasting courses of fine French fare,


with wines to match. Plus fun accents inspired by “Ratatouille.” Palo, with its deliciously Italian-flavored homage to the City of Love, where the line’s first ship sailed out of the gate, was especially nostalgic for me. In May 1997 I had the good fortune to be in Venice with a press group, on hand to report on the Float-Out ceremony of the not-yet-finished Disney Magic and alert the world to the coming debut of Disney Cruise Line. Post-dinner, head straight to the adult-only assemblage of nightspots collectively called Europa. In the mix are high-energy clubs and chic lounges inspired by evenings in Italy, France, Ireland and London. With a fleet expanded from Disney Magic to include Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, the line offers fall itineraries to Bermuda (for the first time ever), departing from New York City, and to Canada, also from New York City. Come December, set out on Fantasy’s seven-night “Very Merrytime” voyage to Tortola and St. Thomas, and you get not only the Disney vision of a winter wonderland on board but sun-washed white sand beaches in port. Clearly, there’s pixie dust at work. Information:

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Georgia flavor

A PASSION FOR PIE Tantalizing taste buds with a smorgasbord of sweet and savory delights – from Chocolate Chess and French Coconut Custard to Chicken Pot Pie and Sausage Onion Quiche, Southern Baked Pie Company owes its scrumptious success to lifelong baker Amanda Dalton Wilbanks. As a child, she whipped up juicy desserts for the family using fresh fruit from her grandfather’s farm. Years later, she carted her baked goods to farmers markets. Since setting up shop in Gainesville, she’s opened two more locations in Buckhead and Alpharetta, along with catering services and an e-commerce site. With a couple dozen offerings (including seasonal), the pies are based on family recipes and boast an all-butter, melt-in-your-mouth crust.

GUILTY PLEASURES Cacao lovers are sure to rejoice in the heavenly confections of Roswell Chocolate Co., with handcrafted specialties such as Sea Salt Caramel, Raspberry Ganache, Cherry Cordial, Mint Cookie Truffle and more. Order online or shop locally at the Ponce City Farmers Market on Tuesdays, Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesdays, and Alpharetta Farmers Market on Saturdays through the fall. 120

COOKIE DYNASTY Almost a century ago, back in 1924, Ben Byrd Sr. started making small batches of cookies in his Savannah bakery, packing them in wooden crates and delivering them to neighborhood markets in his Model T Ford. The confections, christened “Byrd’s Famous Cookies,” were a local hit. Byrd’s son, in turn, won over more fans, using tins to tote the bite-sized treats beyond city limits. The next generation developed dozens of new flavors (including the still best-selling Key Lime Cooler) and now the fourth is expanding to global markets, all while holding fast to the family’s strong Southern roots. With a deliciously crispy array of offerings inspired by the coastal region, from Georgia Peach and Salted Caramel Chip to Beene Wafer and Cheddar Pecan Biscuits, it might prove challenging to abide by the company slogan: “May your cookie jar never be empty.” PEACHY KEEN Get a taste of the South delivered right to the doorstep with PeachDish, Atlanta’s homegrown farm-to-table meal kit service. From farm-fresh produce, humanelyraised meats, sustainable seafood, and organic goods and groceries, the wholesome products come from local artisans and farmers. Customers can choose from at least nine flavorsome meals each week, with offerings like Tinga Tacos, Butter Bean and Barley Bowl, Porterhouse Pork Chop, Chorizo and Spicy Greens Salad and Pimento Cheese Burger. Meal kit options also include gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, superfood and ribbon series dishes. Meal kits are available for nationwide shipping, as well as pick up in metro-Atlanta Whole Foods.



Bass, Beet Raita, Roasted Vegetables, Shaved Fennel.

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by jennifer bradley franklin • PHOTOs BY DANE SPONBERG / RAFTERMEN photography

Culinary TRIUMPH Chef Ian Winslade’s sweet homecoming at Mission + Market Whole books and songs have been written around the idea that you can’t go home again. I suppose it’s meant to reinforce the idea that memories or stages of life, no matter how good, sweet or special, can’t be recovered from the past. But Chef Ian Winslade of Mission + Market, which opened in Buckhead’s Three Alliance Center this spring, seems to defy the idea, by coming back to the neighborhood that helped establish his reputation in Atlanta and exceeding expectations at every turn. I first met Winslade when he was the executive chef at Bluepointe, the modern Asian restaurant that once filled the space St. Cecilia now occupies on Peachtree. His food was elegant, the product of his varied culinary experience, which includes his upbringing in England and time under world-class French chefs including Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Eric Ripert. When he left Bluepointe, he went on to cook around 122

town, most recently at Murphy’s, a long-time local favorite in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Though it was possible to feel Winslade’s fingerprints on the food there, it sometimes lacked his signature subtlety and flair for letting the purity of the ingredients shine through. For fans who know the kind of food Winslade is best at producing, Mission + Market feels like a delightful homecoming.

Oven Roasted Loch Duart Salmon, Spring Scented Rice Grits, Asparagus

American Red Snapper, Yuzu Emulsion, Fresno Chilies

Albacore Chu Toro, Painted with Sesame Seeds Grilled Spanish Octopus, Hazelnut Romesco, Shaved Vegetables

Butter Basted Clams, Smoked Bacon, Grilled Bread, Celery Salad

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he airy 5,300-square-foot restaurant with its wide wraparound patio, living moss wall, stitched leather club chairs, brass accents and floor-to-ceiling windows sets the stage. It feels like it could be in some breezy West Coast town or on the rolling hills of Sonoma wine country, with beautiful people indulging in Winslade’s crisp, delicate flavors. Pop tunes play in the background as polished servers glide past the open kitchen, which serves as the centerpiece of the dining room. On a recent visit, my sister-in-law joined me, and we settled into a wide booth, with seats decked in textured blue velvet, across from the open kitchen. Between the two of us we ordered the Spiced Daiquiri, made with Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum and Thai basil over crushed ice and sprinkled with black lava salt, and the Bella Flora, a concoction of reposado tequila, complex falernum syrup, habanero pepper and lime juice, adorned with edible pansies floating on the top of the coupe. The cocktail and wine program, built by general manager Stephen Racheff is a match for the beautifully presented plates. One of the benefits of dining with family is that everything is shareable, so we started with slices of red snapper almost so thin you could see through them, topped with a tart, creamy yuzu emulsion and Fresno chilies for just a touch of heat. Even non-seafood lovers might be captivated by what became a highlight of the entire meal: Airy slices of country French bread were slightly charred on the grill and provided the cushion for a mound of meaty, butter-soaked clams, crisp thick-cut bacon lardons Wild Mushroom Polenta, Bone Marrow, Beef Jus


Cannelloni Pasta with wild mushrooms and tallegio cream

Mission + Market Pickled Oysters, Cucumber AND Szechuan Peppercorn

Chickpea Hummus, Eggplant, Grilled Pita Bread

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“I wanted to have fun with food again. I’ve always tried to evolve as a chef, and with Mission + Market we’ve tried to bring something different and relevant and to stir up excitement.” – Ian Winslade, partner / executive chef chocolate Torte with espresso gelato

Matcha Tea Cake with pistachio cream and strawberry yuzu

and celery leaves. It was anything but diet-friendly and completely worth blowing whatever nutritional goals we had for the day (or week). To lighten things up, we shared a bright salad of juicy watermelon and mozzarella, tossed with fruity olive oil, torn mint and basil. The clever chef used vino cotto to add a bit of acidity. It was a small touch that made the dish sing. Don’t let the aforementioned delicacy fool you into thinking that the Mission + Market kitchen is afraid of bold flavors or dramatically colorful presentation. We dug into a plump piece of Scottish salmon, oven roasted to a crisp exterior and perfectly medium in the center. It sat on top of rice grits, infused with fragrant green herbs, toothsome lady peas and asparagus, showing off some of the season’s best ingredients. I found my favorite dish of the evening in an exquisitely plated sea bass. The flaky white fish came with its skin crispy, over a bed of vibrant tangy red beet raita, roasted cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms and golden beets, with paper-thin slivers of anise-perfumed fennel. Did we need a third entree? No, but the 10-ounce center cut filet was too intriguing to pass up, thanks to its accompaniments. The roasted portobello mushrooms were nearly as meaty as the steak itself, and a striking contrast to the light-as-air potato gnocchi studded with nutty sesame seeds. Unlike many restaurants that rely on a pastry chef to create their sweets, Winslade leads that course with aplomb as well. The cocoa bread pudding came in its own diminutive cast iron dish, swimming in a pool of velvety tres leches, with a scoop of Nutella gelato. Visiting this magnificent new restaurant makes something perfectly clear: Bluepointe was a delicious appetizer, simply a stopover on Winslade’s way to his true home. Mission + Market is where he was meant to be. Visit Mission + Market at 3550 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta. 404/948-2927.


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Dining Guide AMERICAN

ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE 2355 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/254-0219. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings, 770/384-0012. 11030 Medlock Bridge Road, Atl., 770/232-1572. 4745 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770/408-0110. Southerninspired breakfast, brunch and lunch with seasonal selections and cocktails. } ARIA 490 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Atl. 404/2337673. Sleek Buckhead hot spot serves creative “slow food” with daily changing menus. Signature dishes include Niman Ranch Slow Roasted Pork and Zinfandel Braised Beef Short Rib. p }}} ★★★ ATLAS 88 W. Paces Ferry Road NW @ St. Regis Atlanta, 404/600-6471. Evolving menu of curated cocktails and inspired small plates crafted by hand. p }}} 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 }}} ★★★★ 128

BETTER HALF 349 14th St. NW, Bldg. C, Atl., 404/695-4547. Seasonal menu spotlights the best of the South at an intimate neighborhood spot run by husband-and-wife duo Zach and Cristina Meloy. p }}

CAPITAL GRILLE-ATLANTA 255 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-1162. Enjoy fine dining, from chops to fresh seafood, and world-class wines, in a relaxed atmosphere with a sweeping view of Buckhead. p }}} ★★

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 }}} ★★★

EMPIRE STATE SOUTH 999 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/541-1105. Community restaurant takes a modern approach to authentic Southern dishes, with a meat-and-three format. p }}

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. } ★★★ 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 }} ★★★

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 }} FLIP BURGER BOUTIQUE 1587 Howell Mill Road, Atl., 404/343-1609. Signature black angus blend beef burgers top the menu of creative dishes, plus craft beer and cocktails, served in a contemporary space. } GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atl.,

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404/264-0253. Hand-crafted beer and fresh food served in a fun setting. p } GRACE 17.20 5155 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 320, Peachtree Corners. 678/421-1720. Creative, seasonally driven menu presented in a comfortable, stylish atmosphere with gracious service. p }} ★★ HAVEN RESTAURANT AND BAR 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-0700. Upscale neighborhood eatery set in a modern loft space, with a fresh seasonal menu of creative comfort food and an impressive wine list. p }} ★★★ HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN 1551 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/968-2288. 804 Town Blvd., Brookhaven. 404/464-8971. Communitydriven establishment features refined tavern fare with Southern flair, friendly service and a toprated collection of bourbon and whiskey. p } Fluke

HOLEMAN & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/948-1175. British-style gastropub with a Southern accent features savvy cocktails and a meaty menu, with a relaxing vibe. p } HOUSTON’S 2166 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/351-2442. 3539 Northside Pkwy., Atl., 404/262-7130. Diverse menu of fresh American fare, from hickory-grilled burgers to tender, meaty ribs, served in a comfortable atmosphere. } ★ JCT. KITCHEN & BAR 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/355-2252. Dine on refined Southern comfort food, from fried chicken and angry mussels to deviled eggs with country ham, in a casual upscale setting, with an upstairs bar serving up small plates, select entrées and craft cocktails. p } 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 }} ★★ JP ATLANTA 230 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. 404/523-4004. The latest creation of John C. Portman Jr. combines refined cuisine and contemporary elegance, with innovative dishes made with fresh local ingredients. p h }}} LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR 659 Peachtree St. NE @ Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atl. 866/ 845-7551. Fresh American cuisine in a classy setting. p }}

Restaurant Eugene LOCAL THREE 3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atl. 404/968-2700. Farm-fresh seasonal fare, from Georgia Mountain Trout to Springer Mountain Farm Chicken Pot Pie, served in a comfy space. p } 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 }} MOLLY B’S 1414 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atl. 470/341-4500. Southern-style chophouse in Mercedes-Benz Stadium features a rotating menu (prime-rib to buttermilk fried chicken wings) and a curated beverage menu with an outstanding view of the field. }} 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 } 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 }} ★★★

PUBLIK DRAFT HOUSE 654 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/885-7505. Great gastropub cuisine served in a fun place. p } RATHBUN’S 112 Krog St., Atl. 404/524-8280. New American food served with Southern flair in a swanky space at the Stove Works in Inman Park. p }} ★★★★ RESTAURANT EUGENE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/355-0321. Enjoy a fine dining experience with chef Linton Hopkins’ seasonal classic cuisine paired with boutique wine, graciously served in a sophisticated spot in the Aramore Building. p }}} REVIVAL 129 Church St., Decatur. 470/226-6770. Kevin Gillespie’s family-style dining experience with traditional Southern-inspired dishes and farmfresh ingredients in a homey atmosphere, uniquely located in a restored space that dates back to the early 1900s. p }} ROSE + RYE 87 15th St. NE, Atl. 404/500-5980. Refined American fare with a global reach, served in Midtown’s iconic mansion, “The Castle,” with

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Sunflower Barigoule WITH Brown Butter Sunchoke vinaigrette, by chef Randy Lewis of wildleaf.

three levels of dining and drinking space, run by an all-female team. p }} SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN 11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770/569-9199. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl., 770/804-8880. 3050 Windy Hill Road SE, Atl., 770/955-0940. 3379 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/869-9177. City chic yet casual atmosphere featuring contemporary American cuisine with global influences. p }} 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. } ★★★

Southern Chefs Potluck

Sept. 16 at the Inn at Serenbe in Palmetto Enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship and fundraising at Wholesome Wave Georgia’s 9th annual Southern Chefs Potluck, from 3-6 PM Sept. 16 on the pastoral grounds of the Inn at Serenbe. Some of Atlanta’s top chefs (including Steven Satterfield and Asha Gomez) will join 300 guests for a casual Sunday supper in a beautiful open-air pavilion to support Georgia’s food-insecure population. Each chef will contribute a family-style side dish that complements a main dish to be served, along with homemade pickles, relishes and desserts to be shared. The exclusive foodie benefit will also feature local beer, wine and cocktails created and served by notable mixologists and a live auction with one-of-a-kind chef experiences and a guest auctioneer. $175, $300 VIP pre-party. 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 }} ★★★ SOUTHERN ART 3315 Peachtree Road NE @ InterContinental Buckhead. 404/946-9070. Modern Southern-spun cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere, with an artisan ham bar, vintage pie table, and sophisticated bar and lounge. p }} 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 }}}

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 }

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.

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 }}

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 }}

SEED KITCHEN & BAR 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 504, Marietta. 678/214-6888. Modern playful approach to American cuisine with a seasonal menu and stylish casual atmosphere. p }} 130

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 }}

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. } ★★★ 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 }} VILLAGE TAVERN 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta. 770/777-6490. Fresh fish, pastas, salads, chicken, steaks and chops in an upscale, casual setting. p }} WATERSHED ON PEACHTREE 1820 Peachtree Road, NW, Atl. 404/809-3561. Local, seasonal, soulful dishes inspired by Southern tradition – from fried pimento cheese sandwich to bone-in ribeye with black truffle gravy – served in a farmhouse-chic setting. p }} 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. }

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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 }}

wrapped in lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wok-fried scallops with lemon sauce in a stylish space. p }}

FOGO DE CHAO 3101 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/266-9988. Delectable cuts of fire-roasted meats, gourmet salads, fresh vegetables and side dishes. p }}} ★★★



CANTON HOUSE 4825 Buford Hwy., Chamblee. 770/936-9030. Cantonese cuisine, specializing in dim sum, served in a spacious dining room with friendly service. } 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. } 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

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 }}} ★★★


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 }}


bringing a slice of Parisian café culture to the neighborhood. p }}}


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. } ★★ LE BILBOQUET 3035 Peachtree Road, Ste. A180, Atl. 404/869-9944. Bistro and bar pairs simple, classic French fare with a vibrant atmosphere,

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. ★★★★


ANTICA POSTA 519 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-7112. Tuscan cuisine served in a cozy bungalow with an extensive wine list. p }} 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 }}

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with 90+ wines from around the world. p }} 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. } 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 }} 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 }} ★★★★ 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 }}

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Bistro Niko 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 }}

menu represents Italy’s Coastal regions, from fresh hand-made pastas to cured meats, cheeses and olive oils, served in an inviting atmosphere. p }}

DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Phipps Plaza, 500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/844-4810. Simple regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, from aged steaks to unique pasta creations, accompanied by an impressive wine list, with attentive service in an inviting space. p }}

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 }} ★★★★

DONETTO 976 Brady Ave., Atl. 404/445-6867. A celebration of Italy’s Tuscan region with a creative menu of traditional meat dishes, housemade pastas and small plates for sharing. p }} 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 }} FLOATAWAY CAFE 1123 Zonolite Road, Ste. 15, Atl. 404/892-1414. Fresh seasonal cuisine is created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences. p }} IL GIALLO OSTERIA & BAR 5920 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/709-2148. Constantly evolving 132

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 }} ★★★★ LA TAVOLA 992 Virginia Ave. NE, Atl. 404/8735430. Cozy, authentic Italian trattoria serves classics like spaghetti and meatballs and more adventurous dishes. p }} 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 } MEDICI 2450 Galleria Pkwy. @ Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. 770/953-4500. Savor timeless Tuscan dishes, from herb-rubbed prime meats and handcrafted pastas to fresh seafood, in a warm environment of casual sophistication,

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 }} SUGO 10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth. 770/817-8000. Unique family-style dishes, from Mediterranean mussels to Greek pizza, served with gracious hospitality. p } ★★★ 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 }}


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. } 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 }} ★★★★

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. } 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 h }}


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 }} ★★★


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 }


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 }}}


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 }


RUMI’S KITCHEN 6112 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. }

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Food is a religion for award-winning Atlanta chef Todd Richards, who shares his soulful culinary journey in his debut cookbook, filled with fresh takes on one of the nation’s earliest and most cherished fusion cuisines. The chapters are organized by featured ingredients: Collards, Onions, Berries, Lamb, Seafood, Corn, Tomatoes, Melons, Stone Fruit, Eggs and Poultry, Pork and Beef, Beans and Rice, and Roots. Each one starts with a relatively traditional recipe and progresses to modern flavor combinations and techniques. Savor Collard Green Ramen, Grilled Peach Toast with Pimiento Cheese, Blueberry-Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken Thighs with Golden Beet Hash, and Hot-Chicken-Style Country-Fried Lamb Steak – among the inspired dishes. n Appalachian Cooking: New and Traditional Recipes, John Tullock (The Countryman Press) Long rooted in self-sufficiency and seasonal eating, Appalachian cuisine is a uniquely rich, though often overlooked, American foodway. For generations, families have lived off the land, foraging for nuts and berries, fishing in streams and hunting for game, cultivating crops and “putting by” each season’s bounty to save for winter. In his new cookbook, John Tullock offers a personal love letter to the rustic food of the Appalachian region that he calls home, with 100-plus recipes of such favorites as Summer Squash Pickles, Sweet Onion Skillet Corn Bread, Meatloaf with Wild Mushrooms, Stuffed Carolina Trout and Apple Stack Cake. Charming watercolor illustrations are featured throughout. n The Bourbon Country Cookbook: New Southern Entertaining, David Danielson and Tim Laird (Agate) Hailed as “a bible on entertaining” by acclaimed Southern chef Virginia Willis, The Bourbon Country Cookbook packs a mighty punch, with delicious dishes, spirited drinks, captivating photos and colorful stories that celebrate the distinctive heritage of the Bluegrass State. Arranged by the fare found on a traditional Kentucky table – veggies, grains and meats to cocktails and desserts – the 90-plus recipes pay homage to the rituals and victuals of yesteryear while embracing the new Southern palate and the flavors of modern Kentucky bourbon. Kick back with a Signature Mint Julep, gobble up Deviled Eggs with Country Ham and Hickory Smoked Mac and Cheese, and enjoy a heavenly slice of Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie. Southern Southern Seasons Seasons Magazine Magazine

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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 to steamed mussels, plus hand-crafted cocktails. p }} lure-atlanta. com. RAY’S IN THE CITY 240 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/524-9224. Enjoy a selection of the freshest seafood, made-to-order sushi and hand-cut steaks, in a casual yet elegant setting. p }} RAY’S ON THE RIVER 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Atl. 770/955-1187. Decadent dining with fresh seafood and fine cut steaks, an award-winning wine list and a romantic view of the Chattahoochee. p h }} ★★★

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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 }} ★★★★ 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 }}} C&S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 3300 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 }}

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The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill 3279 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/474-9508. 1105 Canton St., Roswell. 770/9935749. Neighborhood beach house with coastal-inspired fare and hand-crafted cocktails. p }} 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 }}} 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 }}


CAPE DUTCH 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atl. 404/343-0313. Sophisticated South African “braai” grilled dishes, from prime grilled steaks to seafood and vegetables, plus global wines in a chic setting. p }} 10 DEGREES SOUTH 4183 Roswell Road NE, Atl. 404/705-8870. A cultural fusion of South African-inspired cuisine, from calamari and lamb chops to sosaties and chicken curry, served in a modern eatery and lounge. p }} Yebo Beach/Ski Haus 111 West Paces Ferry

Road NW, Atl. 404/869-1992. South African dishes and cocktails served in a renovated house with airy decor. p }}


ALMA COCINA 191 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/968-9662. Dine on green chorizo tostadas, bay scallop ceviche and chicken mole Oaxaca in a spirited venue with a diverse tequila selection and inventive cocktail list. p }


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 }}


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 }}} BONE’S 3130 Piedmont Road NE, 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. ★★★★ 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. Signature dishes include Chilean Sea Bass and Rock Salt Ribeye for two. p h }}} ★★★ 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 at this Atlanta icon known for its exceptional food, service and warm ambiance. p h }}} ★★★★ 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

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steaks, a mixture of Italian, Creole and Asian items, and fish, soups, salads and sashimi, plus an impressive wine list, at one of the best steakhouses in the country. p }} ★★★★ MARCEL 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/6654555. A first-rate steakhouse and bar named after French fighter Marcel Cerdan. Specialties include Beef Wellington, Porterhouse, Cote de Boeuf and Sole Meuniere, served in an elegant, luxurious setting. p }}} 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 }} ★★★★ MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Atl., 404/577-4366. Generous portions of USDA prime-aged steaks, fresh seafood, hand-picked produce and elegant desserts served in an upscale environment with tuxedo-clad waiters. p }}} NEW YORK PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/846-0644. Powerhouse, old-school steak joint with lively bar and USDA prime-only menu, plus live music nightly and courtyard dining. p h }}} ★★★ OAK STEAKHOUSE 950 Third St., Alpharetta. 678/722-8333. Steakhouse classics, contemporary small plates and entrees made with farm-fresh ingredients, served in a modern environment. p }}} 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, as well as a raw bar and 100+ wines by the glass. p h }}} ★★★ RAY’S AT KILLER CREEK 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/649-0064. Enjoy a coastal-inspired casual dining experience at this award-winning steakhouse that serves prime steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines, with an extensive Bourbon list and full-service bar and lounge. p h }}} 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 }} ★★

17th annual Taste of Atlanta Oct. 19-21 Historic Fourth Ward Park

A three-day foodie extravaganza, Taste of Atlanta welcomes over 90 of the city’s best chefs and restaurants to Historic Fourth Ward Park, along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, Oct. 19-21. In addition to food and beverage sampling, hands-on cooking classes and live chef demonstrations, the festival features a 5K Fun Run (Sat.), Atlanta Chef Pop-Up (Sun.) and Brunch All Day (Sun.). Tickets: $25, $75 VIP, $85 Kick-off Party (Fri.).

STONEY RIVER 10524 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 678/461-7900. 5800 State Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/476-0102. 2860 Cumberland Mall, 678/305-9229. Upscale steakhouse specializes in hand-cut steaks, from center-cut filets to classic NY strip, plus fresh seafood selections served in a sophisticated atmosphere by professional servers. p }} ★★★ THE PALM ATLANTA 3391 Peachtree Road NE @ 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 }}} ★★★


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 }}} ★★ RICE THAI CUISINE 1104 Canton St., Roswell. 770/640-0788. Brings the delicious, savory flavors of Thailand to the neighborhood with authentic, street-style food. p } Got some exciting restaurant news? Drop us a line:

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Romero Britto at Phipps Plaza A self-taught artist from Brazil who painted with whatever scrap materials he could find as a child, Romero Britto has long since become an international sensation – from commissions for rock stars and royalty to collaborations with Audi, Coca-Cola and Disney. The legendary pop artist will be in town on Sept. 22 for a limited engagement at Wentworth Gallery at Phipps Plaza with a one-day show and sale, capped by a personal appearance from 5-8 PM. Known for his bold, vibrant style, Britto made a colorful splash in Miami in the ’80s. He was selected alongside Andy Warhol and Keith Haring for Absolut Vodka’s “Absolut Art” campaign, launching his art into the mainstream. His iconic work evokes happiness and hope, with playful themes and striking compositions creating a visual language all its own.

Above: “Israel Collection Vii.” Left: “On The Beach,” “Blue Eyes,” “Celebrating,” “Big Heart.” Right: Romero Britto. Photo by Sergey Bermeniev. RSVPs recommended.


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