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In Every Issue

14 Letter from the Editor 20 Letters to the Editor

72 Sylvia Weinstock & St. Regis


people & places

26 Bonhams’ Lauren Bacall Estate Auction 32 NBAF’s Fine Art + Fashion 34 Laura Seydel: A Peace Offensive 36 Deck the Halls: Holiday Décor 37 Monica Matters: Office Party Perfect 38 Luxury Gifts for Him & Her 40 Stocking Stuffers 41 Puppy Love 42 Seasonal Splendor Around the South 44 Exhibitions Calendar

76 Parties for a Cause 79 Zoo Atlanta’s Beastly Feast 80 On the Horizon 82 Picture Perfect 84 One Museum Place 85 T.J. Martell Foundation Benefit 86 Cause to Celebrate 88 Etcetera


90 Fun Around Town 96 Performing Arts



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Captivating Accessories Dazzling Gowns LIght up the Night Regal Separates Cocktail Ready The Allure of Couture

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Wedding Style Wood-Burke Wedding Schwartz-Levitan Wedding Kelley-Parker Wedding

102 California’s Steinbeck Country


108 Grady’s Next Labor of Love 110 Dr. Goldstein’s Faces of Beauty



114 Holiday Entertaining 116 Atlanta Grill: Downtown Delight 120 Dining Guide: Best Bites in Town 125 International Flavor: Cookbooks

COVER CREDITS HOLIDAY cover: LAUREN BACALL. PHOTOGRAPHY: © The Kobal Collection. WINTER cover: KRISTEN WOOD & ADAM BURKE. PhotographY: Jamie & Todd Reichman. hair: Urban Tangles. makeup: Nyssa. WINTER SPECIAL EDITION COVER: Cindy Voyles, Sonya Halpern, Mark Fillion, Jack Sawyer, Tara and Darrell mays. PHOTOGRAPHY: BEN ROSE. Cindy Wearing Lela Rose from Neiman Marcus, shoes by Manolo Blahnik, Hair & makeup by Tracy B. Salon. Tara Wearing Kibi, Shoes by Christian Louboutin, Hair by Synett Stuart, Makeup by Nalani Botthourath. Sonya’s Makeup bY Armani by Elena, Neiman Marcus. furniture COURTESY Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

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26 LEGEND Bonhams New York to auction 26 HOLLYWOOD incredible 700-lot collection of

beloved actress Lauren Bacall.

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ART + FASHION 32 FINE Enjoy a fabulous night of art and fashion at NBAF’s benefit March 19 at Neiman Marcus.

WEDDING 58 FAIRY-TALE Kristen Wood & Adam Burke tie the knot at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation.

COUNTRY 102 STEINBECK Monterey County offers iconic California experiences, from Big Sur to Cannery Row.


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Detroit ‘67 Written by Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Kamilah Forbes

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It’s 1967 in Detroit and Motown music is getting the party started. Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning the basement of their late parents’ house into a cool, afterhours club. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings begin to clash over more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does the city around them, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ‘67 riots in America’s Motor City.

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letter from the editor


veryone should have a great love story at least once in their lives! Our Holiday/Winter issue is full of stories of love beginning with the late, great Lauren Bacall. Bonhams in New York has garnered the privilege of offering the Lauren Bacall Estate for auction in late March of 2015. This classic star of Hollywood’s golden era is the stuff of legends, not only for her stellar career on the silver screen, but for one of the most legendary love stories in history – with her equally famous husband Humphrey Bogart. Bonhams expects collectors from around the world to participate in the auction. Three perfectly dreamlike weddings are showcased within this issue as well. The beautiful brides’ radiant smiles tell us that their love stories are happening right now! A wonderful visit from Sylvia Weinstock, the queen of wedding cakes, and an introduction to Buckhead’s newest ultimate bridal couture, Rodica Lazarian, are featured as well. Dr. Ronald Goldstein shares his expertise, science and perceptions of the ingredients of beauty in an insightful and informative feature. Front: Cindy Voyles, Eileen Gordon, Jack Sawyer and Judy Hanenkrat. Center: Darrell Society events for the winter season Mays. Standing: Rebecca Brodnan Smith, Mark Fillion, Bill Voyles, Tara Mays and are as plentiful as snowflakes, and we Sonya Halpern. are proud to lead the line-up with the National Black Arts Festival’s annual fashion gala at Neiman editor Jennifer Bradley Franklin discovers a downtown Marcus. Travel editor Vivian Holley focuses on the pristine classic, the Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta. beauty of California’s iconic Monterey County, and dining Snuggle up and enjoy our newest issue! Happy Holidays,

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With the mantra “every day is a holiday,” creative crafting guru Stephen Brown welcomes readers into a whimsical winter wonderland in Glitterville’s Handmade Christmas. His new book features 20 unique projects – from Sparkle Forest to Glitter Gnome, each beautifully detailed with easy-to-follow, step-by-step fullcolor photos and how-tos for holiday décor like no other.

Those who revel in the aristocratic airs of Downton Abbey, the popular British period drama, are sure to delight in the new line of fine fragrances evocative of the TV show’s leading ladies. The Downton Abbey Collection features sensual, sophisticated perfumes representing Anna Bates, Lady Cora, Lady Mary, Daisy Mason, Lady Edith, Lady Rose and Countess Violet. Crafted in the artisanal method utilized by the master perfumers in the early 1900s, the fragrances are close approximations of the luxurious, complex perfumes worn by the high society of that era. The rich scents are made from pure perfume oils – without alcohol, chemicals, additives, artificial colors, parabens or phthalates – for a pure, undiluted fragrance with top, middle and bottom notes that develop slowly after application on the skin, creating a sensual experience that lasts for and develops over a period of hours. $74.99, 8 ml.

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Letters to the editor

BRAVO! The “Wedding of the Year” was even better in print – outstanding! The Mays could not be more pleased with the end result.

Thanks for the great coverage on The Cottage School in your fall issue! SANDY MCKINNEY, the cottage school, roswell

monica PANTOJA

Thank you for the mention of the Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival.

Love the fall issue – gorgeous photos of the wedding of Tara and Darrell, and I also love the cat and dog cover, so adorable.


Susan Tucker, Tucker & Associates, Atlanta

Wow! What an honor to have been chosen for the cover of Southern Seasons Magazine! I am thrilled, but most importantly is the gratitude I feel to you and the magazine. I sincerely thank you.

Just saw the page for the Hublot event with Su Longman and it looks fantastic. You captured all of the highlights of the party and did a fantastic layout. Thank you so very much! MANDY NICHolas, PREMIER AGENCY INC.

The fall issue is great! CARRIE WHITNEY, ATLANTA

Lisa fuller, atlanta fine homes sotheby’s international realty

Thank you for what you did for Lisa and me in the magazine. We are quite the buzz! kay quigley, atlanta fine homes sotheby’s international realty

Thank you! I love the piece in the magazine on my debut novel, “Burning Gold.” You are awesome! CLEA CALLOWAY, ATLANTA

We appreciate you so much! Your constant inclusion of our gallery in your exhibition calendar is such a difference maker to us. Thank you! DONNA KRUEGER, DK GALLERY, MARIETTA


Thanks so much for including Jeff Shinabarger’s new book, “Yes or No,” in the fall issue of Southern Seasons. ashley curtis, SEE•SPARK•GO


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Thanks a ton for including Kendra Scott, Jerusalem House and BeltLine Wine Stroll in the fall issue of Southern Seasons. We really appreciate it! KELSEY WALKER, LIZ LAPIDUS PR

The fall issue looked great, as always. Thanks so much for the coverage. DANNY FLANDERS, ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN

Thank you so much for the nice article on “Sunsets of 30A” in Southern Seasons!

On behalf of the Sandy Springs Society, we are so grateful for the coverage on the Elegant Elf Marketplace. Congrats on another outstanding issue and thank you!

CINDY MOSKOVITZ, nashville, tn.

LUCY CROSSWELL, project pr

Thank you for including the beautiful Babyhome Dream bassinet in your fall issue. It looked great!

We’re loving the great reading material in the fall issue of Southern Seasons! Thanks for sharing “Disney On Ice presents Frozen!” with your readers. ASHLEY BIONDICH, PHASE 3 MARKETING & communications

I love the way the magazine is looking! MARTHA JO KATZ, MARIETTA

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Lauren Bacall


Estate Auction ~ Bonhams

For Hollywood historians and collectors, this may be one of the most significant estate auctions in recent history. Lauren Bacall (1924 ~ 2014) is perhaps the last of this remarkable generation of stars from the golden era of Hollywood. If you thought that Bacall was dazzling on the silver screen, wait till you see what this art aficionada acquired behind the scenes. Her amazing collection of art (including pieces by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Henry Moore) as well as her jewelry and furniture will be auctioned by Bonhams in New York on March 31 and April 1 of 2015. The value of the 700-lot collection is estimated at $3 million. This is a mustattend event for savvy collectors who revel in the legend of this glamorous genre.


hen sound was added to motion pictures, this relatively new entertainment venue exploded into one of the most profitable and nearly recession-proof industries in American (and world) history. Compared to today’s movie biz, the golden era of Hollywood produced but a handful of “stars” who were the names and faces that launched the next hundred years of the movie business, which became as big a part of the fabric of American history as apple pie, baseball and politics. It offered a dreamlike escape for the entire country and the After John James Audubon, White Pelican, by Robert Havell; estimate US$50,000-70,000. The white pelican was Bacall’s favorite bird. The print was prominently displayed in the living room of her New York residence.




world, all of whom enjoyed and idolized the characters who were portrayed by the faces and voices of the stars who were beautiful, talented and mesmerizing to the public. Bacall’s estate is uniquely significant for a number of reasons. She was so much more than a legendary beauty and actress, as she was married to two equally famous actors: Her marriage to Humphrey Bogart was and remains one of the greatest love stories in history. They had two children together and were the stuff of legends in their romance until his death from cancer in 1957. Years later she married Jason Robards and they had a son. She always prioritized family and home above her career as she raised three children. She was a homebody and an avid collector of art, and her home, more than her career, reflected her life as a grounded woman whose decisions were never second guessed. She never employed an interior decorator but created her homes herself to reflect a tapestry of her life and career, filled with memories, collectibles and exquisite art that she adored.

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Bacall’s most famous line was from her and Bogart’s first film together, To Have and Have Not: “You know how to whistle don’t you? You just put your lips together and blow.”

After seeing Lauren Bacall on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, the wife of famous director Howard Hawks urged her husband to give this cover girl a screen test. The test was a success, and Lauren was ready to start her acting career. She changed her first name from Betty and adapted her mother’s maiden name, adding another “l” to Bacal. When Hawks complained about her high nasal voice, Lauren spent two weeks training her voice; she reported back to work with a deep, husky voice. Hawks made Lauren choose either Cary Grant or Humphrey Bogart as her leading man. Though she chose Grant, Hawks offered the role to Bogart, who became her first leading man in the film To Have and Have Not (1944). Lauren, only 19 at the time, was assigned the role of Marie Browning in the thriller. It was the start of a Hollywood career and the beginning of filmdom’s greatest love story.

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Lauren Bacall’s apartment in The Dakota, New York, displays Bacall’s collection of African art, an interest that developed while Humphrey Bogart was filming The African Queen.

BACALL’S COLLECTION INCLUDES WORKS BY HENRY MOORE, HOCKNEY, PICASSO, MIRO and CALDER, AS WELL AS TRIBAL ART AND JEWELRY Highlighting the Bacall collection are eight sculptures by Henry Moore, Britain’s greatest 20th century sculptor, two of which were sold in November’s Impressionist and Modern sale at Bonhams, New York. Bacall’s deep admiration of Moore began in the 1950s while she was living in Los Angeles, but it was not until 1975 that the actress was introduced to the sculptor by Robert Lewis of the Brook Street Gallery in London. In her autobiography, Bacall recalled the first conversation she shared with the artist: “The operator said Henry Moore was on the phone. I could not believe it. I said, ‘Is that really Henry Moore?’ and he said, ‘Is that really Lauren Bacall?’ ’’ When she finally visited the artist at his


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18K yellow gold ropework bracelet, Schlumberger, Paris – US$5,000-7,000.

18K yellow gold, enamel, cultured pearl, and rose diamond Mogul-inspired Camel brooch, Elizabeth Gage with signed box – US$5,000-7,000.

18K yellow gold and diamond bracelet, Schlumberger French, with signed box – US$6,000-9,000.

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Above: Bacall’s library, in which the actress would receive her guests. Maquettes by Henry Moore and sculptures by Robert Graham and Lynn Chadwick were placed on the fireplace mantel.

Left: Three of the Robert Graham works in Bacall’s collection. Bacall was fascinated by Graham’s precise realism and bold expression of the human form, and referred to these three sculptures as her ‘girls’.


studio in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, the Hollywood star was herself star-struck: “It was and will be ever a high point of my life ... [it was the] realization of a dream.” Many of the lots graced the Los Angeles residence which Bacall shared with Bogart; her former country home in Amagansett, New York; and her final residence in New York’s famed The Dakota, overlooking Central Park, which she shared with Robards until 1969. Included in the estate auction are contemporary prints, modern and contemporary art, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture, English majolica, tribal works of art, jewelry, couture, and Louis Vuitton and Goyard luggage. Bacall’s collection is a reflection of her extraordinary taste and remarkable life. She acquired pieces at galleries and auctions in California, New York and London, and also when in Paris and Rome. Her interest in African art developed as a result of being on location with Bogart while he was filming The African Queen (1951) with Katharine Hepburn.

INTERVIEW WITH JON KING of bonhams “Bonhams is extremely honored to represent the estate of Lauren Bacall at auction. Ms. Bacall has been not only an international treasure to the public at large, but also a longtime friend to Bonhams over the years. We are looking forward to providing the public with a rare glimpse into Ms. Bacall’s formidable collecting sense and intuitive style.” “People may participate in the auction from almost anywhere in the world,” explains Jon King, Vice President and Director of Business Development at Bonhams, one of the world’s largest international fine art auctioneers and appraisers. The firm, founded in London in 1793, conducts over 600 auctions worldwide in more than 60 collecting categories each year. Upon registration, buyers may decide whether they want to attend the auction in New York, or register absentee bids on particular items. Registered bidders may also participate via the Internet or live phone bidding during the event. When asked if the value of Bacall’s items is enhanced because they belonged to such a famous person, King said, “The interest in Lauren Bacall’s estate is naturally heightened due to her celebrity; there is no way to actually measure how much more an item might sell for simply because it was in her collection – it all depends on competition and persistence.” “We expect an amazing international participation in the Lauren Bacall Estate auction,” King explained. “I encourage anyone interested in participating in the auction to register early.” Visit to acquire all of the information needed for the Bacall auction. The auction catalog will not be available until approximately 30 days prior to the auction, and it may either be purchased or viewed online.

Recalling my first interview with Bacall BY ELEANOR RINGEL CATER When I started working as the Atlanta Constitution’s movie critic, my very first interview was with the legendary Lauren Bacall. Talk about starting at the very top.... It was 1979 and she was touring on behalf of her just-published (and highly praised) autobiography, “By Myself.” She was exactly as she seemed on screen. Elegant, leonine, with those hooded eyes, that unmistakable bottom-of-thewhisky-barrel rasp. Hers was the sort of star power I saw less and less of over the years. I mean, it’s one thing to talk to Lauren Bacall and quite another to interview, say, Miley Cyrus. Anyway, Bacall quickly realized she could smash me to pieces with the slightest smirk. So she took the trouble to be very kind, very involved, very helpful throughout the interview. Interestingly, though the book’s main focus is on her time with Bogart, she didn’t want to be chained to his ghost. “My whole goal in life isn’t to enlighten people about Bogie,” she said. “It’s also kind of insulting [that people think so].” At the end of our talk, she signed my copy of “By Myself,” and added, “Not at the Peachtree Plaza!” It was where she was staying, and I never did find out what about the place so irked her. But then, that was Bacall – a woman worthy of Bogie, a woman who knew her own worth without him.

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Fine Art NBAF

+Fashion Seated: Cindy Widner Wall and Bill Voyles. Standing: Stephen and Arnika Dawkins.

Seated: Rebecca Jones. Standing: Brooke Jackson Edmond and Millie Smith.


If you love art and fashion then you won’t want to miss the 9th annual Fine Art + Fashion fundraising event on March 19th benefitting the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF), the oldest multidisciplinary arts organization in the United States dedicated to discovering, promoting, presenting and celebrating the contributions of artists of African descent. Hosted by title sponsor Neiman Marcus, the premier retailer of luxury merchandise, Fine Art + Fashion brings together Atlanta’s top business, social and civic leaders for an incredible evening featuring high-end fashion, fashion designers and visual artists.


he unique partnership between Neiman Marcus and NBAF showcases the power of strategic partnerships when mission and interests align. Thanks to the generosity of Mark Fillion and all the Neiman associates, Fine Art + Fashion is one of the most anticipated fashion and awards events of the year, inviting guests to experience the exquisite “Art of Fashion” on the runway. In addition to an award given to a master Fashion Designer Extraordinaire, three Emerging Talent Award cash scholarships are given to students of African descent who are currently excelling academically in an accredited fashion design program and are selected for recognition through a juried competition. The Emerging Talent winners also receive an exhibit of their winning design in the Neiman Marcus windows. An established visual artist is also honored each year. Following in the tradition of great leadership for this event, NBAF has confirmed Cindy Voyles and Tara Mays, two of the most talented and generous style setters, as cochairs of the event. This leadership team invites everyone to come enjoy the “best fashion show in town” while helping NBAF reach the highest fundraising goal to date! NBAF is also pleased to announce that Jack Sawyer and Darrell Mays are honorary co-chairs. Both Jack and Darrell are well known for their philanthropy and will be recognized for donating so much of their time, talent and resources to the Atlanta community. PHOTOGRAPHY BY NINH CHAU

Seated: Honorary co-chair Jack Sawyer and event co-chair Cindy Voyles. Standing: NBAF Executive Director Grace Stanislaus, NBAF Board Chair Sonya Halpern, honorary co-chair Darrell Mays and event co-chair Tara Mays.

Celebrated within and outside of Atlanta, NBAF is a nonprofit organization with a 26-year legacy of providing stellar artistic and educational programs in music, dance, film, visual arts, theater and the literary arts to broad and diverse local, national and international audiences. NBAF’s annual festival is framed around world-class performances, commissioned works, education programs, visual arts presentations and public events,

programs and activities for all ages and generations. During its 2014 season from July through September, NBAF presented 19 performances (including three new commissioned projects), six master classes for students, a two-week intensive spoken word institute and worked with 200 artists. For more information about NBAF or reservations, please visit the website at

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photo: Dominic Chavez GRAPHIC: © Inktear |


2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai. Photo: © Malala Fund.

By Laura Turner Seydel

A Peace Offensive The 2015 Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Exactly 50 years ago on Dec. 11, Martin Luther King Jr., upon accepting his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, said these words, “So we must fix our vision not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but upon the positive affirmation of peace. We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody that is far superior to the discords of war...If we have the will and determination to mount such a peace offensive, we will unlock hitherto tightly sealed doors of hope and transform our imminent cosmic elegy into a psalm of creative fulfillment.” That is exactly what we hope to do in Atlanta on Nov. 15-19 at the 2015 Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Our goal is to engage youth and build upon Atlanta’s rich history of fighting for civil rights to launch a global peace offensive.

Atlanta resident and 2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner President Jimmy Carter is co-hosting the event with 2006 winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, who has named Atlanta his second home and has become an honorary citizen. Both President Carter and Professor Yunus are deeply committed to ensuring the summit engages youth leaders from across the state and all over the world. The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people’s rights, including the right to education. Malala, at 17, is the youngest ever recipient of the award. She came to global prominence when she was shot in the head by the Taliban for going to school, 34

and she has since become a global champion for girls’ rights to education. Kailash Satyarthi has spent decades advocating for child laborers and has freed nearly 80,000 children from slavery. At first glance, these award winners may seem like a departure from Alfred Nobel’s original intention for the recipient of the prize; it was his request that the award recipient should be “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” With that in mind, it is poignant that the award is shared between a Pakistani Muslim and Indian Hindu, countries that have long been at odds. With a shared mission of restoring

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi. Photo: ©Corbis. Laura Turner Seydel with her husband Rutherford and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus.

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people’s rights, including the right to education. childhood to those robbed of it, this sends a message to the world that regardless of ethnicity or religion, we should all participate in the fight for universal human rights. Giving childhood back to children, and providing all youth with a genuine education is a major step for world peace. Healthy, educated little girls and boys rarely grow up to be extremist fanatics. If we can plant the seed in all the world’s youth that nonviolence is the answer to violence, that education is the answer to propaganda, and freedom the answer to slavery, we will raise a generation of youth ready to launch a peace offensive. The stage is set for the Atlanta Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be a success not only for our city, but also to have great historical implications across the globe for world peace. Already 21 out of 33 living Nobel Laureates have agreed to participate in the summit. We are expecting several thousand participants from within Georgia and around the world. In addition, the summit will engage thousands of youth throughout the state in a number of workshops and activities. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” In a time of escalating violence, this could not be more true. I hope that you will join me in supporting and participating in this historic event. Watch this video online to learn more about the summit and Atlanta’s connection to the Nobel Peace Prize:

Living Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: 1) Malala Yousafzai (2014) ~ Pakistan 2) Kailash Satyarthi (2014) ~ India 3) Tawakkol Karman (2011) ~ Yemen 4) Leymah Gbowee (2011) ~ Liberia 5) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (2011) ~ Liberia 6) Liu Xiaobo (2010) ~ China 7) Barack Obama (2009) ~ United States 8) Martti Ahtisaari (2008) ~ Finland 9) Al Gore (2007) ~ United States 10) Muhammad Yunus (2006) ~ Bangladesh 11) Mohamed ElBaradei (2005) ~ Egypt 12) Shirin Ebadi (2003) ~ Iran 13) Jimmy Carter (2002) ~ United States 14) Kofi Annan (2001) ~ Ghana 15) David Trimble (1998) ~ United Kingdom 16) John Hume (1998) ~ Ireland 17) Jody Williams (1997) ~ United States 18) José Ramos-Horta (1996) ~ East Timor 19) Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo (1996) ~ East Timor 20) Shimon Peres (1994) ~ Israel 21) Frederik Willem de Klerk (1993) ~ South Africa 22) Rigoberta Menchú (1992) ~ Guatemala 23) Aung San Suu Kyi (1991) ~ Burma 24) Mikhail Gorbachev (1990) ~ Soviet Union 25) Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama (1989) ~ Tibet 26) Óscar Arias (1987) ~ Costa Rica 27) Elie Wiesel (1986) ~ United States 28) Desmond Tutu (1984) ~ South Africa 29) Lech Walesa (1983) ~ Poland 30) Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (1980) ~ Argentina 31) Betty Williams (1976) ~ United Kingdom 32) Mairead Maguire (1976) ~ Ireland 33) Henry Kissinger (1973) ~ United States there are 21 organizations that have also received the Nobel Peace Prize. For a complete list of recipients, visit: http://www.nobelprize. org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/ Southern Seasons Magazine

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Ideal for the beach-lover at heart, Christopher Radko’s Seaside Chalet Christmas ornament from the Surf and Sun collection depicts a shimmering sandcastle adorned with ocean-blue seashells, rosy starfish and precious pearls. $56. Available at the Christopher Radko Gallery store in Duluth or online at


Add instant glamour to a holiday soirée with the Tuxedo Wreath from Mackenzie-Childs, trimmed with luscious gold, fresh green, and signature Courtly Check ribbon, plus faux pinecones, fruit, leaves, ribbon and glitter accents. Pictured: Large wreath (handmade pieces may vary), 28” diameter, $525.


Set a festive table with the Annieglass “Ruffle” pedestal cake plate by designer Ann Morhauser. Reminiscent of ancient Italian relics, the handmade glass piece is beautifully painted with 24k gold. 14.25” x 5”. $330.

Aimée Wilder’s bolster cushion in Maatuska lemongrass puts a seasonal spin on Russian nesting dolls. $155.



Infuse the home with the wintry scent of a “Christmas Wonderland” with this all-natural soy candle by Michel Design Works. $22.


office party



his is about the dos and don’ts of your office holiday party. Don’t think about not showing up, even if your spouse isn’t invited. It is the company party – for people who work there. You have to make an appearance. And remember, going to the party doesn’t mean you have to stay all night, but you must go. Your absence speaks volumes to your coworkers and bosses, who may assume you are not a team player or assume you think you’re better than everybody else. You may not want to attend because you don’t like your coworkers, but it is not about them; it is about networking and showing your appreciation for the company for even giving a party. I know, you would have preferred the holiday party money in your paycheck, but this is about team building and making a good impression. Management also gets to see how you handle yourself outside of the office in a more relaxed environment, where you still represent them and the company. Be careful how you dress. Business attire is appropriate. But unless this is a theme party where you are asked to wear “your ugliest Christmas sweater,” leave the holiday-themed attire at home – you know, the Christmas tree sweatshirt that lights up; the headgear, reindeer antlers with bells; the sweater with appliquéd packages, candy canes, elves and Santa all over it; or the necktie that plays Christmas carols when you touch it. Ladies, this is also not the time to pull out what you wear to the club. Super short and low cut front and back, overly sexy dresses don’t add to your credibility. Festive doesn’t mean flirty. And wear comfortable shoes. There is nothing worse than seeing someone on the dance floor barefooted – reeks of country not classy. And, please, no twerking on the dance floor. If you plan to drink at the party, hire a driver (no driving under the influence!), eat before you go and plan how many drinks you will have. You do not want to get sick or drunk because it could be disastrous. With liquored-up courage, you may speak your piece and lose your place in the company. Who said, “A drunken man

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It’s party time! Holiday soiree invitations are filling up your mailbox like the snowflakes from the Atlanta blizzard of 2014. And just as that event froze traffic, literally for days, how you “party hardy,” especially at your company office party, could freeze you out of a raise, promotion or the entire company.


says what a sober man thinks”? Do everything in moderation: eating, drinking and talking. Don’t monopolize anyone and don’t be a “kiss-up” with supervisors and bosses. Also this is not a time to talk religion, politics, gossip or personal issues. Small talk works as you work the room, making conversation with your bosses, coworkers and people not in your department. Be social. That also means turning off your cell phone and not having cell phone conversations while at the party. Don’t be rude. Make a graceful exit at the appropriate time. Stay longer than an hour so that you don’t seem unappreciative or antisocial. If there is a program, you may leave after that or as soon as the dancing starts or it becomes obvious other employees are starting to get unprofessional. Be sure to thank the party organizer for a delightful evening and quietly leave. You don’t have to make an announcement. Also during the next business day, send an email to the bosses and the party organizers to thank them for a great evening. Then thank yourself for the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to office parties: common sense. Southern Seasons Magazine

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A bold statement piece, the Leo Bracelet by Emma Shipley for Atelier Swarovski is a sparkling gold-plated bracelet that honors the beauty and power of the snow leopard, with hundreds of geometric crystals in golden tones reflecting the cat’s unique fur pattern. 2.2” x 2.8”. $565. Available at Swarovski boutiques at Perimeter Mall and Lenox Square.



In a quest to find the perfect dressing gown, British designer Sophie Burkart created her own exclusive collection. The SoffiaB luxury robes, made in New York’s Garment District, are 100% printed silk charmeuse with a full cotton lining and velvet sash tie. Pictured: The Rococo Revival robe from the Daphne collection. $995.


Tiffany & Co.’s oval diamond cocktail watch dazzles in 18k white gold with 332 diamonds, pavé dial and black satin-finish strap. Swiss-made with Quartz movement; carat total weight 2.09. $21,900.

© Tiffany & Co.


Edie Parker’s “Jean” clutch bag channels vintage showgirl glamour with its gold and black striped geometric design. The hand-poured, confetti-flecked acrylic body opens to reveal a vanity mirror on the inner lid. Made in the USA. 4” x 6.75” x 2”. $1,195.


Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris for women is a floral, woody and luminous fragrance with a flamboyant freshness that comes from the sunny Amyris tree in Jamaica and exotic iris in Florence. 2.4 fl. oz., eau de parfum. $185.




Tequila connoisseurs are sure to appreciate Avión Reserva 44, an exceptional extra añejo tequila that’s hand bottled in extremely limited batches. The beautiful crystal decanter, hand signed by Avión founder Ken Austin, can be customized with a name or message for holiday 2014, exclusively through $160, 750ml.


Both sporty and refined, the BOVET Saguaro Sportster 46 Chronograph is a self-winding timepiece designed for the active lifestyle or weekend wear. Pictured: The Saguaro Sportster 46 DLC features a blue enamel dial surrounded by a 46mm stainless steel case with black DLC, and pushers, inner bezel, crown and lug screws in 18K red gold. $27,600.


Veuve Clicquot has teamed up with footwear designer Charles Philip Shanghai to create a limited-edition collection of stylish flats, including this men’s slipper in a black and white herringbone pattern with removable yellow pocket square. $225.

Inspired by the painting “Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach” (1938), Montegrappa’s Salvador Dalí Surrealista limited edition pen honors the visionary who personified surrealism. Pictured: fountain pen with solid 18k gold trim, $86,000.

Simply stunning, Swarovski’s limited edition Crystal Myriad Moonlight figurine depicts a black jaguar with over 36,000 hand-set crystals, standing on a gun metal branch with a black granite base. Numbered and limited to 300 pieces worldwide. 11 13/16” x 13” x 7 1/16”. $17,000. Available at Swarovski boutiques at Perimeter Mall and Lenox Square. Southern Seasons Magazine

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Enjoy the great outdoors with gift cards from Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites that can be used for everything from camping to golfing. Available in any denomination, starting at $5. 800/434-0982.

Gift Worthy

stocking stuffers

From pampering and playful to practical and purposeful

4 Support the fight against cancer with the SU2C Alex and Ani triple bangle sets with signature arrow charm. $75, silver or Russian gold.

5 A soft, comfy way to keep earbuds in place, earhoox stretch to fit any circular earbud, including Apple models. Available in five colors, $10.

Indulge in Pure Southern Belle, a curated gift set featuring the best natural beauty products made in the South. $99.


5 From the watch Napoleon used to synchronize with his generals at Waterloo to the Mayan Dresden codex, the oldest book written in the Americas, History of the World in 1,000 Objects (DK Publishing, 2014) is a treasure trove of human creativity from earliest cultures to the present day. It’s packed with stunning photography of objects that reveal how our ancestors lived, what they believed and valued, and how these items helped shape civilization. n GOOD DOG: TRUE STORIES OF LOVE, LOSS AND LOYALTY BY DAVID DIBENEDETTO and the editors of garden & gun (HARPERwave, 2014)

Inspired by Garden & Gun magazine’s popular column about the unique relationship between humans and their canines, Good Dog is a musthave book for dog lovers. Humorous, inspirational and poignant, this anthology features 51 beautifully written stories – by such notable writers as P. J. O’Rourke, Jon Meacham and Roy Blount Jr. – that showcase man’s best friend through all of his most endearing (and maddening) attributes – from the sporting dogs who thrive on the thrill of the chase and the troublemakers who can’t be fenced in to the family pets content to lie on the sofa and the lifelong companions who won’t leave our sides.

photography by seth casteel

puppy love

Doggie Dive-in n underwater puppies BY seth casteel (LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY, 2014).

Above: Ginger, a water-loving Border Collie mix photographed at 12 weeks old, has been adopted. Left: Cover dog Hunter, pictured at 6 weeks old, is a Timber Wolf/ Husky/Malamute.

On the heels of his bestselling book Underwater Dogs, self-taught photographer and animal advocate Seth Casteel is back with an all new litter of poolside pooches. Underwater Puppies features 72 precious pups (from 6 weeks to 6 months old), captured in vibrant color and exquisite detail as they dive, splash, paddle and play beneath the water’s surface. To create the amazing series of photos, Casteel gave swimming lessons to more than 1,500 eager young pups, helping them build confidence and safety skills in the water (including how to exit a pool). The canine cuties were provided by animal rescue organizations to encourage pet adoption, and all of the dogs featured chose to participate of their own free will. The idea for the Underwater series was sparked by a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Buster, who Casteel was photographing in a backyard in California in 2010. “The photo shoot was meant to be on land, but Buster decided he would rather be in the pool,” he said. “As I watched him dive in over and over again chasing his favorite mini tennis ball, I thought, ‘What does he look like under there?’ I left, bought a little point-and-shoot underwater camera, zipped back and jumped in. “Buster helped me to realize that many dogs have an incredible connection with the water that goes back thousands of years when dogs were wolves,” said Casteel, who splits his time between New York and LA. “Dogs have wild instincts and have a need to explore them. The water is simply one of the best ways for them to do this.” for more information on Casteel’s nonprofit campaign, One Picture Saves a Life, visit

’Tis the season to bundle up in a cozy holiday sweater, like Up Country’s “Fa La La” hand-knit design, made of acrylic yarn with a soft wool-like feel. $44.


Join jet-setting Chihuahua siblings “Bella” and “Harry” as they venture to Russia to explore the beautiful, historic city of St. Petersburg in this educational picture book series for young children. The pint-sized pups travel around the world, learning about different cultures and customs and even sampling the local cuisine in a quest to make geography fun.

Stash your pet’s playthings in this Wine Barrel Dog Toy Chest, built from retired white oak wine barrels and white pine, with a wide opening for easy retrieval. Made in the USA. $219. Southern Seasons Magazine

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congregants make a joyful noise at the annual carol sing at chapel by the sea on captiva island.


the ice rink is officially open at the ritz-carlton lodge, reynolds planation.

around the south

animated butterflies take flight at callaway garden’s fantasy in lights.


For a family-friendly getaway in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Barnsley Resort in Adairsville is decked for the season through Jan. 2, with a million lights magically illuminating the property’s historic 1800s manor house ruins and surrounding gardens, festive décor trimming the English-style village, and fire pits lit for s’more making. The merriment also includes themed classes and workshops, holiday shopping and special rate packages. For a true indulgence, opt for decadent dining, a pampering spa treatment, a round of award-winning golf or horseback riding along the scenic trails.


From ice skating and train rides to sweet treats and storytime, the holidays are guaranteed to be merry and bright at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee in Greensboro. The 6,000-square-foot Ice Rink at the Pavilion is open through Feb. 15, with skating sessions from 10 AM-2 PM and 4-8 PM. Top it off with a steaming cup


of hot cocoa or hot apple cider. Hop aboard the Linger Longer Holiday Express for a complimentary ride around the decorated grounds, Dec. 22-Dec. 28. Marvel at the life-sized Gingerbread House – decorated with 180 pounds of candy and 480 pounds of icing – on display in the hotel’s main lobby through Dec. 30. Or make your own candy creation at the Gingerbread Workshop on Dec. 6, 13 & 20. Breakfast with Santa, Story Time with Mrs. Claus & Special Guests, and St. Nick’s Flicks for the Family are also offered Dec. 6, 13 & 20.


Named one of the “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights” by National Geographic Traveler, Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain rings in the 23rd anniversary of Fantasy In Lights, a 5-mile spectacle of 8 million lights and 15 larger-thanlife holiday scenes brilliantly coloring the night sky through Dec. 30. Visitors can ride the “Jolly Trolley” or drive their own vehicle to view the sparkling, animated displays, from Snowflake Valley to Santa’s Workshop. There are also two narrated scenes

the historic ruins and gardens of barnsley resort are beautifully illuminated.

the breakfast room at biltmore estate is grandly decked for the holidays.

christmas at biltmore is a stunning celebration.

(10-minutes each) at Robin Lake Beach: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas and The Nativity. Warm up inside the 22,000-squarefoot heated Christmas Village, featuring novelty food items, nostalgic toys and Georgia-made crafts. Santa makes the rounds here nightly, through Dec. 24. And Mrs. Claus offers a special storytelling hour (for ages 12 & under, by reservation only) on weekends, through Dec. 21. Don’t miss the famous Budweiser Clydesdales, showing off their fancy footwork from 3-5 PM Dec. 7; and collegiate football legend Coach Vince Dooley, selling and signing his collection of books on Dec. 20. Callaway Gardens is 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta.


George Vanderbilt introduced his new home to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895 with a celebration that continues to this day. Enjoy the spectacle of America’s largest home decorated with dozens of trees, thousands of ornaments and miles of brightly lit evergreen garland at Christmas at Biltmore Estate, running through Jan. 11, in Asheville, N.C.

callaway garden’s fantasy in lights features over 8 million lights.

During the Candlelight Christmas Evenings, offered through Jan. 3, the grand home is filled with the warm glow of candles and fireplaces. For a special treat, visit Santa in Antler Hill Village, from 1-5 PM Sat. & Sun., through Dec. 21; or make a gingerbread house at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, with tea service and sandwiches, at 1 PM Dec. 18-20.


Making waves as the “Happiest Seaside Town in Florida,” Captiva Island will be living up to its name at the Captiva Holiday Village, a three weekend-long bash following Thanksgiving, with festivities set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. Highlights of the celebration include the Royal Shell’s Decorated Golf Cart Parade at South Seas Island Resort on Dec. 6; Fishing & Mullet Festival at Jensen’s Twin Palms, Junkanoo Parade, and Lighted Boat Parade outside Roosevelt Channel on Dec. 13; and Carol Sing at Chapel By The Sea on Dec. 14. Captiva Island is a barrier island on Florida’s southwest coast. Southern Seasons Magazine

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Alan avery art company Through Jan. 16 Margaret

Bowland, large-scale oil paintings and pastels. 315 East Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/237-



pieces of art, including sculptures and water features, are located throughout the grounds. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE. Atl. Open daily. 404/876-5859.


Through Dec. 20 “France ~

Atlanta,” a celebration of French art in Atlanta featuring 15 French artists. 175 Peters St. SW, Atl. Thurs.-Sat.


original maintenance hangars in Atlanta. 1060 Delta Blvd, Bldg. B, Dept. 914.



Dec. 5 Holidays, 6-9 PM. Dec. 5, 12, 19 Candlelight



Paranormal Romance,” sculpture, photography and video by Kathryn Andrews, Ed Atkins, Chris Bradley, Jill Frank, Roe Ethridge, Guyton\ Walker, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Anna K.E., Jack Lavender. Feb. 6-April 11 “Pratfall Tramps,” work by Tammy Rae Carland, Jamie Isenstein, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, and Mary Reid Kelley. Opening reception: 7-9 PM Feb. 6. Feb. 7 Jamie Isenstein talk, 11 AM. 535 Means Street NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/688-1970.

American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line IV” features 100 works spanning 150 years, from early legend Alfred Jacob Miller to modernist Robert Henri to Georgia’s own Howard Finster and master photographer Ansel Adams. 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. Tues.-Sun.

Through Dec. Holiday Exhibit. Ongoing 3-D Invitational Crafts.


breman museum

404/698-5035. 770/469-1105.

Through March 15 “Confederate

Latinos in U.S. Popular Music.”

Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures,” showcasing Sendak’s most famous pieces through preliminary sketches, finished artwork and interactive displays. Dec. 14 Bearing Witness: Mort Waitzman, 2-4 PM. Jan. 4 Bearing Witness: Henry Friedman, 2-4 PM. Jan. 25, Feb. 15 Family Sundays at The Breman, 2-4 PM. 1440 Spring St., NW, Atl. Sun.-Fri.



Dec. 5-7 Annual Art of Dr. Seuss

Holiday Show. Dec. 12-21 “Reflections,” photos by legendary musician Mick Fleetwood. Private VIP reception 6-9 PM Dec. 16. RSVP only. 932 Canton St., Roswell. Mon.-Sat. 770/993-4783.


690 Miami Circle, #150, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/467-1200.

Art station galleries

5384 Manor Dr., St. Mtn. Tues.-Sat.


Ongoing Public art on display

throughout the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

ATL. BOTANICAL GARDEN Ongoing Dozens of permanent

Through Jan. 17 “Teen

Through Feb. 8 “American Sabor: Odyssey: The George W. Wray Jr. Civil War Collection.” Through April 4 “Wilbur G. Kurtz: History in Gone With the Wind.” 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Open daily. atlantahistorycenter.

com. 404/814-4000.

“A Grand Affair” – Jan. 16-31 Huff Harrington Fine Art

764 Miami Circle, Suite 120, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/352-8114.

BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM Through Jan. 25 “Western


Through July 5 “Where The Wild



Jan. 24-25 Callanwolde Arts Festival, features a variety of works by 86 artists, plus artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, gourmet food trucks and music and dance performances. 980 Briarcliff Road NE. Mon.-Sat.



Wonderful,” showcase of animal puppets representative of different cultures. Tues.-Sun. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl. 404/873-3391.


Dawne Raulet, “Darby,” mixed media on board, 18” x 18”. $1000.


Ongoing Exhibits and programs for aviation enthusiasts of all ages, with Boeing 737-200 full-motion flight simulator, historic aircraft, Delta’s first DC-3 and the Waco 125 biplane, housed in Delta’s two

Shopping, 11 AM-8 PM. 25 W. Park Square, Marietta. Tues.Sat. 770/427-5377.


Through Jan. 4 “Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear.” Through Jan. 4 “Winter Wonderland” holiday exhibit. Feb. 7-May 3 “The Power of Poison.” 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. Open daily. 404/929-6300.


425 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 3, Atl. Mon.-Sat.

Monthly Self-guided walking tour of the galleries of the Roswell Art District. 6-9 PM. 770/594-9511.

georgia museum of art

Through Jan. 4 Boxers and

Backbeats: Tomata du Plenty and the West Coast Punk Scene. The ...of E6, part of Athens Celebrates Elephant Six. Through Jan. 25 The Nightmare Transported into Art: Odilon Redon’s “St. Anthony.” Through Feb. 1 Emilio Pucci in America. Dec. 6-March 1 Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond. Jan. 10-March 8 Alice Fischer. Feb. 14-May 10 Piero Lerda. Feb. 21-April 19 Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments. 90 Carlton St., Athens, East Campus of UGA, Arts Complex. Tues.-Sun.



Through Jan. 10 “New Takes,” featuring the works of Atlanta photographer Peter Bahouth and New York artist Matthew Gamber. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. #25, Atl. 404/492-7718.


Through April 1 “The Civil War in Sandy Springs,” tells the

and humans have adapted to differing environments through an amazing diversity of structures. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. Tues.-Sun. 404/979-

3235 Paces Ferry Place NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/261-8273.



Through Dec. 23 “View

From The Street,” the work of Harold Feinstein. “Masters of Photography,” artistic leaders of 20th century photography. The Galleries of Peachtree Hills, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Ste. 29B, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/261-6100.


Cuba at Bat,” visual exploration of baseball by Cuban-born artists. 4484 Peachtree Road, NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/364-8555.



Jan.-March “Chalom Yashan (A

Journey Back Home),” original works by Israeli artist Hirut Yosef. Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery, MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678/812-4002.

Retrospective: 100 Years of Painting” and Atlanta Fine Arts League. 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Tues.-Sun. 770/528-1444.

amp. 404/894-7840.

MASON FINE ART & Events Feb. 20-21 ART PAPERS Art

Through Dec. 23 Sally King Benedict, Atlanta abstract artist. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite 30-A, Atl. Mon.-Fri. 404/841-7777.


Through Dec. 7 “God Spoke the


Through Jan. 4 “Top Drawer.” Through Jan. 11 “Cézanne and

the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection.” “Make A Joyful Noise”: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral. Through Jan. 18 “Wynn Bullock: Revelations,” photography. “American Encounters: AngloAmerican Portraiture in an Era of Revolution.” “The Forty Part Motet” by Janet Cardiff. Through May 31 “African Art: Building the Collection.” Through June 7 “Gordon Parks: Segregation Story.” Feb. 14-May 24 “Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds.”

Earth: Stories of Genesis in Prints and Drawings.” Through Feb. 1 “Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon: Wixarika Arts of Modern West Mexico,” featuring beaded objects and pressed-yarn “paintings,” from sacred prayer bowls to secular masks. Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/727-




Cut-Project: gestures that soon will disappear. Museum of Contemporary Art of Ga., TULA Art Center, 75 Bennett St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/367-8700.

Jan. 16-31 “A Grand Affair,”

featuring new works (priced $1,000 & less) by gallery artists Amy Dixon, Brent Baker, Dawne Raulet, Jill Peckelun, Lesley Powell, David Boyd and more. 4240 Rickenbacker Dr., Atl. Mon.-Sat. huffharrington.

com. 404/257-0511.


Dec. 9-Feb. 28 “Gordon Parks: Segregation Story,” featuring the works of one of the seminal figures of 20th century photography. 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/233-3739.


Dec. 2-23 Christmas Show & Sale.

1000 Marietta St., Suite 116, NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/817-3300.




Auction, with Collectors’ Preview, 7-9 PM Fri.; and Silent Auction + Party, 7-10 PM Sat. 1386 Mayson St., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/879-1500.

Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun.

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

Georgia Tech campus, 500 10th St., NW, Atl. Mon.-Fri.

story of how the community was forever altered by the Civil War. 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. 11 AM-2 PM Wed. & Sat.

r. alexander GALLERY


Through Dec. 14 “Chatov

Luca della Robbia (Italian, 1399/1400-1482), Boys Singing from a Book, 1431-1438, Marble, From the Collection of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence. Photo: Scala / Art Resource, NY


MArietta/cobb museum of art

“Make A Joyful Noise” – Through Jan. 11 High Museum of Art

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

Through Dec. 20 glo + Paper-

SPRUILL CENTER/GALLERY Gallery: 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Tues.-Sat. 770/394-4019. Spruill Center: 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Mon.-Sat.



Through Jan. 2 “Little Things

Mean a Lot,” featuring an assortment of small works, from contemporary to traditional, on sale for the holidays. 3130 Slaton Dr., Atlanta. Tues.-Sat. 404/266-2636.


Dec. 5-Jan. 9 “The Figure

Today” Group Show: Jim Byrne, Cathy Hegman, Charles Keiger, Shannon Nyimicz, Roman Palau, Emil Robinson, Mario Soria, Sarah Wolfe, Rimi Yang. Jan. 23 Jean Glenn & Andrew Saftel. Feb. 27-March 27 Olena Zvyagintseva. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., No. 24, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/869-0511.

MOCA GA/TULA Art Complex

Eclectic collection of working artist studios, fine art galleries and alternative art spaces in a two-story converted warehouse building. 75 Bennett St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat.


Through Jan. 4 “Inspiring Beauty:

50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.” Jan. 18-April 5 “Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature,” explores how animals


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GetNOTICED Alexis Bittar marquise cluster bib necklace with fancy blue crystal and pyrite doublets. Available at Bloomingdale’s.

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f Hoagy Carmichael designed women’s accessories, surely they would reflect “the purple dusk of twilight time.” You can have your Stardust Melody and wear them too with pieces that conjure old-world glamour while keeping step with 21st century style.

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Opposite : Going for Baroque – This Monique Lhuillier strapless embroidered lace gown from Neiman Marcus is beautifully punctuated with chandelier earrings and a tiny clutch for an hourglass figure with a messy up-do. Cat eyes are optional!


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Gold brocade backless ball gown by Theia Collections. Available at Neiman Marcus.


ude dressing won’t leave you feeling too bare if you follow these simple tips: Remember, less is more when it comes to showing skin. Pair the season’s hottest look with a flesh-tone shoe to elongate your legs and streamline your silhouette.

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the Night David Yurman Venetian quatrefoil link chain necklace with diamonds in rose gold. Available at Neiman Marcus.

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David Yurman color classics bead drop earrings with lapis lazuli. Available at Neiman Marcus.


avy seals the deal. Who says dressing for the boardroom has to be a bore? This season’s power-suits incorporate C-Suite classics like pinstripes and navy or royal with ultra-feminine touches like fur and animal skins for a look that says polished, professional and ready for business. Navy four-ply crepe shift dress and jack with perforated leather insets.

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cocktai Oscar de la Renta bold jeweled necklace. Available at Neiman Marcus.

Crimson Swarovski crystal drop earrings. Available at


hat happens when nubby textiles, belted waistlines and layered dressing meet sky-high stilettos in patent leathers and laser cut suedes? You get day-tonight dressing that’s as comfy as it is stylish.

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5:00 5Jose & Maria Barrera swirl ornamental link bracelet with dark red glass cabochon stones. Available at Neiman Marcus.

3Rich burgundy alpaca-silk blend coat and burgandy silk velvet cocktail dress with deep V-neckline. Available at

4Black laminated tweed skirt and reversible coat by Pamella Roland. Oscar de la Renta pave crystal spiral earrings. Available at Neiman Marcus.

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The allure Boucheron Ava 18k white gold pear diamond pendant necklace. Available at Neiman Marcus.

Boucheron Ava 18k white gold diamond pear earrings. Available at Neiman Marcus.


ace overlays, intricate embroidery and the palest shades of white define the undeniable sex appeal of these bridal gowns. A raised eyebrow or two might surely track your movement down the aisle. So why not finish the look with diamonds, pearls and jewelencrusted clutches to prove that modern brides can be both temptress and temperate?

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Bedazzle Eli Jewels white South Sea pearl and diamond-swirl pendant necklace in 18k white gold. Available at Neiman Marcus.

Marchesa Lily medium embroidered stone box clutch.

Belpearl Avenue diamond and white pearl ring in 18k white gold.

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“It was a fairy~tale scene,” Kristen recounted, “with hanging chandeliers draped in greenery, vintage candlesticks and vases, bountiful flowers in blue, green and purple.”


Wood - Burke

Fairy~tale wedding at The Ritz~Carlton Lodge

tanding beneath a canopy of greenery, surrounded by blue skies and a sun-dappled lake with the rustle of autumn in the air, Kristen Brooke Wood and Adam Robert Burke were married September 27, 2014, in a beautiful outdoor evening ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation at Lake Oconee. With 180 friends and family members in attendance, guests were welcomed with sparkling water and lemonade on the resort’s manicured lawn and then ushered to the lakefront seating area. As Adam took his place on the raised podium, Kristen stepped out in a gorgeous billowing white gown by Spanish designer Jesús Peiró, making her stunning debut to a custom-arranged solo of John Legend’s “All of Me,” with live accompaniment by a string quartet and grand piano, under a nearby pergola. She was escorted down a wooden walkway trimmed with fresh eucalyptus by her father, Dr. Keith Wood, and carried a lovely bouquet wrapped in a handkerchief

made from the wedding dress of her mother, 11Alive News Anchor Brenda Wood, and pinned with her grandmother’s brooch. A wedding arch and canopy of greenery, crowned with a glowing chandelier, set the stage for the au naturel nuptials. The couple wrote their own vows for the ceremony, which was officiated by Kristen’s uncle, the Rev. Timothy Blackmon of the Netherlands. Joining them at the podium were the bride’s sister, Kandis, serving as maid of honor, and the groom’s brother, Andrew, who was best man. After being pronounced “husband and wife,” the newlyweds embraced their parents and joined a brass band in the center of the walkway, jubilantly leading a second line with festive umbrellas tailor-made in New Orleans. Guests waved vintage handkerchiefs in celebration as the wedding party made its way from the serene lakefront to the lavishly decorated “Burkewood Forest” for specialty cocktails, sipping Peach Moonshine as the sun set. Dinner followed in an enchanting open-air tent on the resort grounds, with rustic signs (personalized with fun

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The floral arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres and table settings were filled with eucalyptus, purple lisianthus, silver brunia berries, purpletoned wax flowers, blue thistle, blue and antique purple hydrangea, burgundy calla lilies, lavender and succulents.

facts about the couple) and glowing lanterns (marked with escort cards and table names) leading the way. “It was a fairy-tale scene,” Kristen recounted, “with hanging chandeliers draped in greenery, vintage candlesticks and vases, bountiful flowers in blue, green and purple.” A photo gallery of Kristen and Adam with family and friends was featured on leaf-covered hedge walls. Custom menus with wine pairings were provided for each guest and a coordinated wait staff synchronized their table service for each of the three courses. The 17-piece big band Atlanta Swing Orchestra played ’40s-style dinner music from the likes of Sinatra, Armstrong and Bennett, but the biggest surprise was yet to come. “Mr. Peabo Bryson was standing before us singing, ‘A Whole New World.’ Adam and I were shocked,” Kristen said. “His serenade was a gift from my parents, and we were even more excited that he sang one additional song that got everyone onto the dance floor!” 60

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As the magical festivities under the tent came to an end, guests were invited to “continue the merriment” with dancing and dessert in the grand ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton Lodge. Sparklers were lit in a fun exit for the couple, complete with a brass band parade. The ballroom was transformed into a spectacular party lounge, with plush seating and two bars flanking the dance floor, where the 13-piece band Simply Irresistible kept latenight guests rocking with a three-hour performance. Taking center stage, atop a skirted table echoing Kristen’s gown, the fourstory “naked” wedding cake sat on a slice of a tree trunk, decorated with real succulents, flowers and turtles (Kristen’s nickname) made from chocolate. A candy bar with take-home containers added a pop of color. Kristen dazzled with two wardrobe changes: the first, a crystal-adorned party dress, and the second, a red tango dress. She and her new hubby wowed the crowd with an Argentine Tango – the perfect choice for the Argentinabound honeymooners, who were bid farewell amidst a cascade of rose petals. “The entire wedding event was grand, from the welcome dinner on Friday night through each surprise that delighted our guests on Saturday,” said Kristen, singing the praises of Tony Conway’s Legendary Events, The Ritz-Carlton, and wedding planner Christina Zubowicz of Magnolia Events. “But the most remarkable characteristic from the whole weekend was that each part felt intimate and personalized.” Kristen is a graduate of Emory University and Rice University, where she earned her BBA and MBA respectively. She is an Innovation leader at Georgia-Pacific. Adam, the son of Pat and Sandy Burke, earned his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. He is the Director of Recruiting at the technology firm Cloud Sherpas. The couple resides in Atlanta.


Kristen and Adam wowed the crowd with an Argentine Tango – the perfect choice for the Argentinabound honeymooners.

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Schwartz - Levitan Sharing a Legacy for Romance


That the young couple were high school sweethearts, as were Brandon’s parents and grandparents, only deepened their respect for lifelong fidelity.


by gail o’neill

aith, family and fidelity were the foundations upon which Jennifer “Jennie” Brooke Schwartz and Brandon William Levitan began their life as husband and wife when they were wed at The RitzCarlton, Buckhead on August 31, 2014. Jewish traditions were honored from the veiling of the bride by her groom in what’s known as a bedeken, to the signing of their marital contract, or ketubbah, to the vows exchanged under a wedding canopy called a chuppah. The groom’s uncle, Rabbi Craig Scheff, presided over the ceremony in front of 250 guests including the groom’s great grandparents, Israel and Sonia Neiman, who “live to dance the hora at their great grandchildren’s weddings,” according to Jennie. In spite of the large gathering, the feeling of intimacy was never compromised, recalls the bride’s maternal grandmother, Judy Goldstein, who was in awe of the Rabbi’s “ability to make it seem like he was just speaking to Jennie and Brandon.” That the young couple were high school sweethearts, as were Brandon’s parents and grandparents, only deepened their respect for lifelong fidelity. And the same could be said of their immediate and extended families – whose emotional attachments to one another were cultivated long before the newlyweds said “I do.” “We have loved Brandon like a son for eight-and-a-half

years,” explained mother of the bride, Cathy Goldstein Schwartz, “and Jennie’s already spent lots of holidays with his family,” where she has been embraced as a daughter. It’s hard to improve upon perfection, but the pretty picture was enhanced by food, fun and festivity. Jennie’s strapless Christos Skye gown and Toni Federici Waltz veil set an elegant tone for the evening ceremony, and her bouquet incorporated pearls and lace from her mother’s bridal veil. Amy Saltzman of Legendary Events transformed the formal ballroom into an enchanted forest brimming with pastel-hued roses, tea candles and birch wood accents. While wedding planner Laura Maddox of Magnolia Events orchestrated the continual flow of signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a selection of 12 desserts and a five-tier red velvet and chocolate cinnamon bun cake. By the time the bride tossed her bouquet, which was caught by Brandon’s sister, and the newlyweds were showered with rose petals, the family elders were ready to call it a night. But that’s when the Gen X set kicked things up a notch and moved to the gallery for an after-hours dance party. The couple will honeymoon in Asia next summer, but took a mini-moon in Laguna Beach, Napa and San Francisco this summer before returning to their home in Chicago, where Jennie is a Sales Planner at Fox News Channel and Brandon is an Associate at Madison Dearborn Partners.

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Kelley - Parker

Summer Wedding Graced with Southern Elegance

aroline Rebecca Kelley and Blake Anthony Parker were united in marriage August 2, 2014, at The Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta. The beautiful evening ceremony with a traditional Nuptial Mass was officiated by Father Michael Silloway. The 250 guests in attendance included friends traveling from England, Sweden and Japan. Caroline was radiant in a gorgeous lace gown by Anne Barge and custom veil by Jackie Barnett of J&K Designs, as her father walked her down the aisle to Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus.” Her monogram was embroidered in blue on the bottom of the sash of her dress for “something blue.” Her 10 bridesmaids captured the jubilant colors of summer, in scarlet red dresses with a yellow freesia tucked in their hair. “I loved the idea of a summer wedding,” Caroline said. An elegant reception followed at Cherokee Town Club, with dinner and dancing to Rupert’s Orchestra, who had the crowd on their toes, playing music from Motown to classic

rock. “Everyone had a ball,” she said of the big day, which was coordinated by Lisanne McDearman of Watermark Weddings and Allison Schultz of Cherokee Town Club, with décor by Edge Design Group. The exquisite four-tiered wedding cake was adorned with fresh flowers, while the groom’s cake was a giant Titleist golf ball, playfully presented on a green lawn. The newlyweds departed in a 1941 convertible Cadillac, with the bride’s Jenny Packham ostrich feather wrap adding a touch of vintage glamour. Caroline is the daughter of Barbara and Jim Kelley of Marietta. She attended Walton High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University. She works in the luxury goods industry and is pursuing a master’s degree in Luxury and Fashion Management at Savannah College of Art and Design. Blake is the son of Rebecca and Robert Parker of Bermuda and Atlanta. A graduate of St. Pious X Catholic High School and Auburn University, he is employed by a restaurant


Caroline was radiant in a gorgeous lace gown by Anne Barge and custom veil by Jackie Barnett of J&K Designs.

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corporation headquartered in the Southeast. Caroline and Blake were introduced to each other the night before their college graduation in 2008 – four years after their mothers had first met at the Auburn University Conference Center during a 2004 Auburn/UGA game. “They immediately connected and found out each of them had a freshman attending Auburn and wanted us to meet,” Caroline said. “We finally did!” 70

Blake proposed to Caroline in July of 2013 at Tucker’s Point in Bermuda. “We were in our swimsuits getting back from a boat ride when he got down on one knee,” she said. “It was perfect. He had quietly arranged for my parents to be in Bermuda as a surprise so our families could celebrate together!” The couple honeymooned in the French Riviera and Paris. They reside in Atlanta.

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Weinstock Sylvia

exclusive partnership with the st. regis atlanta


ylvia Weinstock charmed a bevy of Southern brides-to-be and industry leaders at The St. Regis Atlanta this fall in celebration of the hotel’s exclusive partnership with the renowned wedding cake designer. The event attracted a dazzling group, including Tony Conway, Barbara Roos, Harrison Rohr, Suzanne Reinhard, Lindsay Pitt, Anne Barge and Denis Reggie. Guests were

Photography by NANCY JO MCDANIEL

greeted with champagne and enjoyed one-on-one time with Sylvia, who presented each attendee with a personalized copy of her gorgeous coffee-table book, “Sylvia Weinstock’s Sensational Cakes.” Couples tying the knot at St. Regis in 2015 will have the unique opportunity to work with Sylvia in creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece confection for their wedding celebration, with the option to fly to New York for a tasting and design consultation.

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Sylvia Weinstock and Eileen Gordon.

Mariam Karim, Sylvia Weinstock, Julia McKelvey and Whitney Forbus.

Tony Conway and Barbara Roos.

Southern Seasons editor Eileen Gordon was thrilled to reunite with dear friend Sylvia, following a 10-page feature on Sylvia’s gorgeous cakes in the Fall 2013 issue of Southern Seasons Magazine.

Denis Reggie and Anne Barge.

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Shepherd Center Legendary Party: The Wizard of Oz Chair: Cecilia Wright

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Cause Partiesfora



Dec. 4 6-11 PM. One of Atlanta’s

largest festive holiday industry events hosted by USGBC and AIA at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. Benefits Toys for Tots and the annual community service project.


Dec. 5 One of Atlanta’s most spectacular eco benefits, with world-class entertainment at the InterContinental Atlanta. Mingle with celebrities on the “green” carpet upon arrival, then step inside to enjoy premium new age cocktails and a reception, followed by dinner and live and silent auctions featuring one-of-a kind global adventures and eco-conscious items. Larry

King, master of ceremonies. Natalie Allen and Cara Isdell Lee, co-chairs.


Dec. 5 7:30-11 PM. The Marietta Pilgrimage will present a magical evening of dining, music and dancing at The Whitlock Inn. The tour will be Dec. 6-7. 770/4291115.


Dec. 6 7 PM. Join the Roswell Historical Society for the 2nd annual dinner at The Gardens at Great Oaks in Roswell. Period dress is encouraged. Guests can enjoy traditional music and entertainment, and artifacts will be on display and up for “adoption”. Proceeds benefit the Roswell Historical Society’s archives and educational programs. Tickets $60, $500 table of ten. 770/992-1665.

captain planet foundation gala at the InterContinental Atlanta – December 5


Dec. 8 11 AM. Highly anticipated luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead benefiting the Forward Arts Foundation’s support of the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta History Center and other visual arts institutions. Dore Brooks and Rebecca Guberman, chairs. Peggy Moore and Pat Thomas, honorary chairs. 404/261-9855.

Flavors and Colors of Haiti Dec. 11 8 PM. This elegant

evening at the Rialto Center for the Arts celebrates the rich culture and colorful traditions of Haiti. Guests can enjoy a performance by AYIKODANS Dance Company and sumptuous desserts and Haitian coffee. Tickets $47-57. For tickets visit


Dec. 11 Annual luncheon at Cherokee Town and Country Club to benefit Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta. Bring a new, unwrapped gift for a senior to be given during holiday meal deliveries.

jperno@mealsonwheelsatlanta. org.

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taste of love gala

Pam Murphy, Stephanie Boswell, Bonnie Leadbetter, Laura Buoch, Greg Embry, Patricia Terwilliger, Anita Patterson, Rebecca King and Tracy Dean.

at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead – February 7 MAYOR’S MASKED BALL

Dec. 20 7 PM. One of Atlanta’s top events of the holiday season, the United Negro College Fund’s signature gala will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, with the Mayor’s VIP reception and silent auction followed by an elegant dinner, Parade of Stars and Dignitaries, dancing and live entertainment. $550 per person. 404/302-8623.


and organizations that exemplify excellence in leadership and have demonstrated a commitment to the principles and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Jan. 24 This 58th annual white-tie affair, sponsored by The Woman’s Auxiliary of Piedmont Hospital, will be held at the Piedmont Driving Club. Sally G. Tomlinson, honorary chair. Mrs. Robert A. Miller (Dana) and Mrs. Richard L. Shackelford (Honey), co-chairs. 404/605-3273.

Salute to greatness awards dinner


annual awards dinner will be held at the Atlanta Hyatt-Regency Hotel to recognize individuals

Mardi Gras celebration at The St. Regis Atlanta features a formal dinner and silent auction. The nsoro

Jan. 17 The King Center’s

Jan. 24 Atlanta’s most festive

Foundation annually celebrates the student of the year (the nsoro scholar with the highest overall GPA). Proceeds benefit nsoro Foundation high school graduation programs and the student scholarship fund. King Tony Conway and Queen Sandra Baldwin. 404/574-6763.

AJFF Opening Night Gala Jan. 28 5 PM. 15th annual Atlanta

Jewish Film Festival opening night at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre will include a reception for sponsors and Red Carpet VIP ticket buyers with food selections from celebrity chefs from around Atlanta as well as Israel, an open bar, and live entertainment. The opening night film will follow at 7:30 PM.


Jan. 31 The Georgia Museum of Art’s annual benefit, themed “An Elegant Salute to Georgia,” will highlight the many wonders of the state, both artistic and natural. The evening at the museum includes a cocktail reception and formal dinner, followed by an after-party at 9 PM with music, dancing and a fashion show. David Matheny and Michael Montesani, chairs. 706/542-9078


Feb. 2 9:30-11:30 AM. 6th annual brunch at The St. Regis Atlanta makes it possible for 300 students to attend this life-changing program for free. Events leading up to the

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atlanta jewish film festival opening night gala

at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre January 28

Floral designer Jim White, event chair Martha Jo Katz and Kenny Blank, executive director.

brunch include a Neiman Marcus Shopping Luncheon on Jan. 8, and a Patron Party on Jan. 22 at the home of Deborah and Bruce Miller.

fundraising gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead featuring gourmet dining, premium wine pairings, live entertainment, silent and live auctions and dancing. 404/527-



44th anniversary of the Cathedral Antiques Show (Feb. 5-7) at The Cathedral of St. Philip, this special evening features music, wine and delectable offerings. Benefits Crossroads Community Ministries.

404/365-1107. cathedralantiques. org.

Celebrating the Lives of Seniors Feb. 7 6:30-11 PM. Annual

fundraiser for Senior Services North Fulton at the Atlanta Athletic Club, includes fine dining, dancing, and silent and live auctions.


Feb. 7 The 12th 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. Proceeds support nursing training and development through the Pediatric Simulation Center.


Feb. 8 2-6 PM. This fun family event benefiting Visiting Nurse Health System’s Children’s Program will return to Stone Mountain Park for a snow day adventure, with two hours of snow tubing, s’mores over an open fire, plus entertainment for all ages.


Feb. 11 9:30 AM-2:30 PM. A social bridge gathering and luncheon to benefit Marcus Autism Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Contact Jeanne Walters at 404/785-9402 or jeanne.walters@

Feb. 7 The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia presents its signature


Feb. 20 Collectors’ Preview with live music, catered hors d’oeuvres and open bar at Mason Fine Art. Mingle with the artists and get a sneak peek of the artwork. Feb. 21 16th annual Art Papers Art Auction at Mason Fine Art features an impressive showcase of work by famed and emerging artists. Enjoy bites from some of Atlanta’s most popular restaurants, a bar, ART PAPERS Magazine cover photo booth and great music. artpapers.




the Atlanta Ballet will be hosted by ball chairs Doug Weiss and Chris Casey at The St. Regis Atlanta. The evening will offer live music, live and silent auctions and performances by Atlanta Ballet company members and students from its Centre for Dance Education. Contact Megan Dewitt, 404/873-5811, ext. 213 or

Feb. 14 7 PM. Annual premiere event and culmination of the Georgia History Festival at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah. Alana Smith Shepherd and Paula S. Wallace are the 2015 inductees to the Georgia Trustees. For information visit



a seated dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment. The Spotlight on Art Artists Market is Feb. 2-7. Benefits Trinity School’s teacher education and scholarship funds. 404/231-8119.

Feb. 14 Annual signature

fundraiser for Trinity School at the InterContinental Atlanta features

Feb. 21 35th annual fundraiser for ballet-ball/.

boots and bandana Ball Feb. 21 7 PM. Cumberland

benefit. This country-western themed event will include cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and silent and live auctions.

404/873-5811 ext. 203.

bigscream oscar edition Feb. 22 Walk the red carpet and

enjoy an Oscar viewing, live and silent auctions, dinner and casino night at The Buckhead Theatre.

Amuse’um 2015

Feb. 28 7 PM. Honoring Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Amuse’um will feature a magical evening of entertaining activities, exciting auctions and live music and dancing. Proceeds support the museum’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach. 404/659-KIDS [5437].

ATLANTA heart ball

Feb. 28 6:30 PM. This year’s ball at The St. Regis Atlanta promises to be an engaging evening of fun, bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. The American Heart Association fundraiser celebrates the work and mission, donors and volunteers, and the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. Contact Kelsey Schival at kelsey.

schival@geo. 678/224-2065.

Academy of Georgia’s 7th annual



Adam Thompson

Beastly Feast 2015

May 2 at Zoo Atlanta


oo Atlanta will be transformed into a venue of elegance and glamour on May 2 at the 2015 Beastly Feast, Chameleon Kaleidoscope, presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund. Beginning at 6:30 pm, guests can stroll around the lush grounds of the zoo and partake in delicious delicacies and signature cocktails from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants.

2015 Beastly Feast co-chairs Tara and Mark Widener (center), Zoo Atlanta president and CEO Raymond King (far left) and local Ford Motor Company representative Mark Street (far right) pose by the Komodo dragon statue at Zoo Atlanta.

The zoo’s exotic residents will serve as the entertainment for the evening. Up close animal encounters, a catered dinner under the Ford Pavilion, beautifully decorated by Tony Brewer and Company, an amazing auction and dancing to live music will round out the festivities. The Chameleon Kaleidoscope theme showcases the zoo’s new exhibit, Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, slated to open April 2, 2015. Representing the zoo’s largest fundraising effort to date, the state-of-the-art facility will provide naturalistic new homes for Zoo Atlanta’s existing collection while introducing large crocodilians and other arrivals. Co-chairs for the 2015 Beastly are Tara and Mark Widener, and patron co-chairs are Ginger Greene and Jackie Greene. Committee members also include Holly Moffett and Kathleen Waldrop, hospitality chairs; Lisa and Jeff Martin, patron party chairs; and Tony Brewer, décor chair. Continuing its rich partnership with Zoo Atlanta, Ford Motor Company will mark its 30th year as the presenting sponsor. The generous donations from patrons of the Beastly Feast support mission-critical conservation and education efforts, contributing directly to Zoo Atlanta’s reputation as a national leader in animal care and preservation of endangered species. Don’t miss this fun evening in one of Atlanta’s most unique settings! Host tables for 10 are ideal for groups at $5,000, and corporate donors may sponsor tables for 10 at the levels of $7,500, $12,500 and $25,000. Individual tickets start at $450. The 2014 Beastly Feast Co-Chairs 2015 Beastly Feast co-chair Tara Ben and Michele Widener (center) is joined by patron Garren feed, Abu, co-chair Jackie Greene (left); and the reticulated hospitality co-chair Holly Moffett. giraffe.

To inquire about benefits of various tables and tickets, visit PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM FITTS

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most prestigious black-tie events. Robyn Roberts, Kevin Greiner and Jay Cunningham, co-chairs. Location TBA. Proceeds benefit SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center.

March 1 5-9 PM. Third annual high “steaks” poker tournament at Kevin Rathbun Steak. Be crowned the “Children’s Champion” while raising money for CHOA. Contact Kate Myers at 404/785-7303 or kate.

March 7 One of Cobb’s finest and

American craft council SHOW PREVIEW PARTY

March 12 6-9 PM. The party kicks

members guild luncheon

of the Atlanta History Center – March 18

off the American Craft Council Atlanta Show (March 13-15) at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Guests will have a chance to mix and mingle with the nation’s top craft artists while enjoying live entertainment, cocktails, a scotch tasting room and other delectable offerings. Benefits Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences and the ACC. Tickets $75/advance. 678/613-3396.

A Legendary Encore: An All-Access Celebration of the Fox March 14 Celebrate the 40th

anniversary of the historic Fox Theatre campaign honoring the people who kept the legend alive. Carolyn Llorens, Caroline Tucker, Jay Myers and Ingrid Saunders Jones, chairs. Proceeds will be shared by the Georgia Trust and the outreach programs of the Fox Theatre Institute. Reservations $150 for members; $200 for non-members; $100 for guests under 40. 404/885-7812 or


March 14 Grady Health Foundation celebrates its annual fundraising campaign at the Georgia Aquarium with a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony honoring Atlanta’s healthcare heroes. Above: Committee members Lisa Fuller and Kay Quigley. Left: Sheffield Hale and Patti Dickey.

photography by Jim Fitts


AHC Members Guild luncheon

March 18 The Members Guild of the Atlanta History Center will celebrate its annual luncheon with Atlanta Goes Hollywood! chaired by Patti Dickey. Guests can have the full celebrity experience as they enjoy hearing about the TV and film industry in Georgia. Proceeds support the educational activities of the AHC. Contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at KHoogerwerf@ or



March 21 7 PM. The blacktie fundraising event for The Autism Foundation of Georgia at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead will feature a seated dinner, live and silent auction and entertainment.

Pink Affair

March 21 7:30 PM. 14th annual signature fundraiser for Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation at the Retreat at Perimeter Summit. The event features great food, great wine, an outstanding band, and live and silent auctions. Tickets $100. Call Callie Emison at 770/360-9271.


greatest food and wine party at the High Museum of Art’s largest fundraising event. atlanta-


March 26 6-9 PM. The Sandy Springs Society kicks off the 24th annual “Tossed Out Treasures” ultimate flea market with an exclusive preview party. Guests can be the first to browse and buy gently used upscale items while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets $25 in advance and $30 at the door.


March 28 10:30 AM-1 PM. Annual fundraiser at the Dunwoody Country Club to raise money for clean water for children of the world.


March 29 2 PM. Mother-daughter event at Neiman Marcus includes a seated tea, children’s fashion show by Neiman Marcus and special

swan house ball

at the Atlanta History Center – April 18

prizes. Little girls will be treated like a celebrity with hairstylists, makeup artists and more. Benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Contact Ashley Dollar at 404/785-7316 or


April 18 One of Atlanta’s premier social events and the Atlanta History Center’s largest fundraiser celebrates its 30th year. This year’s ball will honor Louise Stanton Gunn and the Cherokee Garden Club and Pat Hartrampf and the Peachtree Garden Club. Mary Katherine Greene and Maggie Staton, chairs. Contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at 404/814-4102 or KHoogerwerf@


April 25 8 PM-midnight. Emerging Leaders for Children”s (ELC) hosts its 2nd annual party at Jet Linx Hangar at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Guests can enjoy live entertainment, cocktails, a silent auction and more. Benefits CHOA. Contact Lynn Leslie at 404/785-7337 or lynn.leslie@


April 27 10 AM. The American Cancer Society Auxiliary will host its 24th annual fashion show at InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. The event includes a luncheon, fashion show, door prizes and live and silent auctions.


May 2 Zoo Atlanta will be transformed into a venue of elegance and glamour at the 2015 Beastly Feast, Chameleon Kaleidoscope. Guests can stroll around the lush grounds of the zoo and partake in delicious delicacies and signature cocktails from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants. The zoo’s exotic residents will serve as the entertainment for the evening. Beautifully decorated by Tony Brewer and Company, an amazing auction and dancing to live music will round out the evening’s festivities.

Ball chair Mary Katherine Greene, honorees Pat Hartrampf and Louise Staton Gunn, and ball chair Maggie Staton. photography by jim fitts

DRISKELL PRIZE DINNER May 2 6:30 PM. Tenth annual

dinner at the High Museum of Art in honor of David C. Driskell. The prize will be presented to a scholar whose work contributes to the definition of the African American experience in the visual arts. Proceeds support the David C. Driskell AfricanAmerican Art Acquisition and Endowment Funds. 404/733-3303.


May 2 The 27th annual premier gala fundraiser for PADV (Partnership Against Domestic Violence) at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead will pay tribute to the mothers who are so often victims and victors of this crime. Alison Rand, event chair.


May 9 6:30 PM-midnight. 14th annual black-tie gala at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis emphasizes the impressive work of TechBridge’s nonprofit clients. Janet Sherlock and Bill VanCuren, co-chairs.


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1 2 1. Lenox Square’s Lookbook Live THIS FALL FEATURED a VIP cocktail reception and fashion show in the Neiman Marcus Wing and an interactive trend showcase. MAKING A STYLE STATEMENT at the event WERE Zoraida Walker of Simon; Kiersten Geiger, Glamour’s Global Brand Strategist; and Nikka Shae, Lenox Square’s Simon Style Setter. Photo by Ben Rose. 2. More than 180 supporters of the Atlanta Speech School attended the Patron Party for the 41st annual Language & Literacy Gala. The festive celebration was held at the Buckhead home of Greer and Andy Monin. Gala Co-chairs Mary Alicia DeFrancis and Suzanne Deriso, Patron Party Host Greer Monin, Patron Party Chair Kelly Jenkins, Guild Board President Landon Lanier and Gala CoChair Meredith Courts. PHOTO by SARA HANNA PHOTOGRAPHY.

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3. showing their support at the patron party for a Meal to Remember were gala Co-chairs Patti Dickey, Lovette Russell and Dottie Smith, and EVENT SPONSOR Cynthia Widner Wall OF PNC Wealth Management. held at Pryor Fine Art Gallery, the patron party featured contemporary art and gourmet cuisine. a meal to remember benefits meals on wheEls atlanta. Since its founding in 1970, Meals On Wheels has provided nourishment and nutritional meals for frail or homebound seniors unable to prepare proper meals themselves, whether due to disability or financial hardship. 4. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) hosted a celebration honoring architect, artist and visionary John C. Portman Jr. for his contributions to MODA during its early history. lookING back on Atlanta’s development as an international hub, Portman stated, “I love Atlanta. It’s one of the greatest cities in the world, and I’ve been to most of them.” The evening also highlighted MODA’s “25 Atlanta Designs We Love from the Last 25 Years.” pictured with portman are MODA executive director Laura Flusche AND Board member Jodi Mansbach of Jamestown Properties. Photo by Andria Lavine Photography. 5. in a unique profit-sharing program operated by gas south, the shepherd center was presented with a check for $6,500 for its adolescent injury program. the partnership was orchestrated by buckhead coalition president sam massell, pictured with SHEPHERD CENTER CO-FOUNDER ALANA SHEPHERD. THE NONPROFIT Shepherd Center IS home to the country’s only adolescent sports treatment program. 6. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Launched its Smyrna/Vinings Office at 4500 West Village Place with a Reception Honoring Special Guest and Author Tom Ferry, Named the #1 Real Estate Educator in the Nation. Ferry signed copies of his new book Life! By Design, and the firm unveiled its Interactive Kiosk that displays local listings 24 hours a day. Tom Ferry (2nd from left) with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Executive VP Toni McGowan, Senior VP DeAnn Golden and CEO/President Dan Forsman. Photo by Ross Henderson.

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GCAPP’s EmPower Party

Tara MAYS AND Darrell Mays.

Jane Fonda dazzled guests in a spectacular evening of star power at GCAPP’s EmPower Party this fall at the Woodruff Arts Center. The acclaimed actress and humanitarian hosted the benefit, which featured the world premiere of her Warner Bros. Pictures film, “This Is Where I Leave You.” With 400 patrons in attendance, the evening kicked off with cocktails and personal meet-and-greets at the High Museum, followed by a Red Carpet processional to the museum’s Wieland Pavilion for a formal dinner and live auction, and the movie screening at Symphony Hall. The EmPower Party is the signature fundraiser for GCAPP (Georgia Committee for Adolescent Power and Potential), founded by Fonda in 1995, with proceeds supporting the organization’s mission to improve the overall health and well-being of young people as well as to reduce the rate of adolescent pregnancy in Georgia. Photography by Lahcen Boufedji, Jim Fitts and Ross Henderson

Jane Fonda WITH EmPower Party Cochairs Ginny Brewer and Caroline Tucker.

Lovette Russell, Daniel Meachum and GCAPP Board member Sonya Thompson.

EmPower Party host and GCAPP founder Jane Fonda WITH Honorary Co-chairs Stephanie Blank and Sara Blakely.

GCAPP Board Chairman Tom Larsen, Jane Fonda and GCAPP president Kim Nolte.

Arthritis Foundation’s

Crystal Ball Dr. Kimberley E. Wilson, winner of the 2014 Hugh C. McLeod III, MD Award of Excellence.

Crystal Ball Honorees Tom & Linda Morris.

With the celestial theme “Fly Me to the Moon,” the Crystal Ball jetted guests to a magical moonscape for the Arthritis Foundation’s annual benefit at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The glamorous evening, orchestrated by co-chairs Kerry Tucker and Susan McCaffrey, featured a formal dinner and dancing in the ballroom. Upon arrival, ’60s-style stewardesses in blue pill box hats dispensed table cards from an airline ticket counter for “Flight 33,” in recognition of the gala’s 33rd year. Designer Tony Brewer created the luminous moonscape. The gala saluted honorees Linda and Tom Morris for their long-time support of the Arthritis Foundation, as well as corporate honoree UCB, Inc. The Crystal Ball is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature event, generating funds for groundbreaking research to prevent, control and cure arthritis and related diseases. Photography by Charles Forde

Crystal Ball Co-Chairs Susan McCaffrey and Kerry Tucker.

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Atlanta’s Luxurious New Address

John Wieland launches One Museum Place, a landmark condominium residence opposite the High Museum of Art on Peachtree Street

Few real estate developers and entrepreneurs have achieved the respect and renown as John Wieland. An iconic figure in the business world, a philanthropist whose support of the arts helped transform the High Museum of Art into one of the nation’s great museums, and a collector of world-class contemporary art, John Wieland calls One Museum Place his “pet project.” This 45-home residential condominium residence on Peachtree Street opposite the High Museum, in the heart of the city’s Museum Mile, will offer Atlantans a luxurious, sophisticated lifestyle. With price points from $900,000 to $3.5 million and expansive spaces from 1,600 to 5,300 square feet, the residences offer unique and carefully planned advantages. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty is marketing One Museum Place; please call Co-Directors of Sales Burma Weller at 404/735-6666 or Kevin McBride at 404/626-6884.

Walking the Red Carpet for the Launch Luncheon were Debra Dent of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty; Burma Weller, co-director of Sales for One Museum Place; guest Gina Christman; and Anne Schwall, VP of the SkyRise Group.

Michael Shapiro of the High Museum and Virginia Hepner of the Woodruff Arts Center walked across Peachtree Street from the museum for the luncheon.

Photography by Kim Link


John Wieland (center) with Annie McCarthy, Bud Shenefelt, Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam of the architectural firm Mack Scogin Merrill Elam, which designed One Museum Place.

Bo & Anne Whitman, Knox & Mary Ann Massey and Sue & John Wieland at the elegant Launch Luncheon, catered by Jerry Dilts & Associates with décor by Tony Brewer.

TNT broadcast commentator Chris Webber and wife Erica with Millie and Steve Smith, NBA television commentator.

Joel Katz of presenting sponsor Greenberg Traurig and benefactor Jack Sawyer, president of Wilmington Trust Southeast region.

Best Cellars Dinner


Wine Hosts Alison Rand and Allan Zachariah.

galaxy of stars of Atlanta’s entertainment, philanthropic, sports, professional and volunteer spheres united in support of the T.J. Martell Foundation at the Best Cellars Dinner, held at the InterContinental, Buckhead. Benefiting the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, the evening continued the foundation’s mission of funding innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. As the entertainment industry’s premier annual event in Atlanta, it is the only event where the city’s rap, country, gospel, rock, R&B and classical communities all gather together for one evening to raise awareness for innovative cancer research. Photography by Kim Link and Samantha Shal

Wine Hosts Laurie and Todd Rushing of Concentrics Restaurants.

Wine Host Pano Karatassos, CEO of the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, and LynnAnne Huck of the T.J. Martell Foundation.

Wine Hosts Darrell and Tara Mays.

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2 1. CELEBRATING ITS four-year anniversary at Phipps Plaza, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse HOSTED A BIG BASH TO BENEFIT THE TASTE OF THE NFL in support of food banks throughout the COUNTRY. IN ATTENDANCE WERE Claude Guillaume of Davio’s Atlanta, Stephanie Hernan of Yankee Trader Seafood and Davio’s Owner Steve DiFillippo. 2. “Sunset at Ivy Grove,” a benefit for the nonprofit Proia Dance Project, was held at marietta’s landmark Antebellum Mansion, Ivy Grove, FEATURING A LIVE Performance OF “TRANSCENDANCE.” pictured are Dancer Jillian Mitchell, Proia FOUNDER AND CHOREOGRAPHER Alexandre Proia, Jenny Pruitt of sponsor Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, and corps de ballet member Mirian Golomb. Photo by Kim Link.

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3. The Atlanta Speech School and Neiman Marcus HostED A Language & Literacy Luncheon and Fashion Show to Benefit the school’s Financial Aid Programs. attendees dined on salmon nicoise salad and sipped champagne, while runway models showed off THE latest Fall trends, paired WITH statement jewelry from Twine & Twig, a new eco-friendly line. the luncheon LAUNCHED THE Fall fundraising season for the School’s 41st Annual Language and Literacy Gala. THIS YEAR’S Gala Co-Chairs are Suzanne Deriso, Mary Alicia DeFrancis and Meredith Courts. PHOTO BY Sara Hanna Photography. 4. celebrating the 25th anniversary of the jerusalem house, guests got into the spirit at the “Traveling Through Time” Halloween Party and costume contest at W Atlanta – Midtown. celebrity judges included Jovita Moore of WSB-TV, pictured with Charlie Frew and Shawna Moss. 5. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) celebrated two decades of advocacy and leadership during its 20th Anniversary Gala held at the InterContinental Buckhead. AMONG THE 600 guests WERE Laura Turner Seydel, Sally Bethea, Rutherford Seydel, Juliet Cohen and Jason Ulseth. Bethea, WHO IS RETIRING AT THE END OF THE YEAR, WAS HONORED AS the founding executive director OF CRK. photo BY Tomas Espinoza. 6. ON HAND FOR THE opening of the ATLANTA Speech School’s FALL exhibit at the Atlanta History Center ARE Brad and Reed Roberts AND Speech School Board Member Kelly Jenkins, Co-Founder of Let Georgia Hear. THE EXHIBIT CHRONICLES the School’s historic journey to become the nation’s most comprehensive language and literacy center. Photo by Ross Henderson.



7 8 7. The Atlanta Symphony Associates kicked off its 65th year of fundraising for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra AT a Fall Party, held at the buckhead home of Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef and Forrest Leef. enjoying the evening were event chairs: Membership VP Bunny Davidson, Fête co-chair Becky Wallis, ASA President Camille Kesler and Fête co-chair Cassy McCaffrey 8. NBAF Board Chair Sonya Halpern, spoken word impresario Toni Blackman, jazz great Dee Dee Bridgewater and opera superstar Harolyn Blackwell joined in the celebration at the National Black Arts Festival Gala “Higher and Higher,” held in the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta’s Grand Ballroom. More than 600 guests congregated for cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing, with astounding performances by HAROLYN, DEE DEE AND TONI, AS WELL AS trumpeter Theo Croker. the gala is the OFFICIAL season opener FOR the NBAF festival. Photo BY Ben Rose Photography. 9. Mallory Sieman, Morgan Wolkin and Sophie Loghman enjoyed the fashionable fun at STYLED BY FALL at W Atlanta-Buckhead. The event showcased a preview of Suitsupply’s Fall and Winter collection, as well as looks from Bevello – both located in the Shops Around Lenox. Photo by Robin Marshall. 10. Themed around the color orange in support of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and its “Hunger Action Month” campaign, the inaugural Tangerine Tango Fashion Show this fall at Bloomingdale’s was a smashing success. The event was emceed by 11 Alive’s Karyn Greer (far right), pictured with Sarah Fonder-Kristy and Rashmee Goes.

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11. the 26th Annual Latin Fever Ball was held at the InterContinental Buckhead, with nearly 600 guests in attendance. Showing their support AT THE benefit for The Latin American Association (LAA) ARE Carol Tomé, executive VP of corporate services and CFO, The Home Depot; Ramón Tomé, LAA board member; Jeffrey Tapia, LAA executive director; Eduardo Martinez, president, the UPS Foundation; and Ileana Martinez, partner, Thompson Hine. 12. the Atlanta History Center’s Members Guild held A membership drive Cocktail Party TO kick off the start OF the Guild’s 25th anniversary year. THE EVENT WAS Hosted by Guild president Cecilia Wright and Cindy Widner Wall of Presenting Sponsor PNC Wealth Management. Photo by Kim Link.

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2 1. enjoying the Patron PARTY for GCAPP’s EmPower Party ARE Michele Boushka, Dr. Deborah Kelly, donor Stacey Leebern and Patron Committee Co-chair Beth Park. THE FESTIVE EVENING WAS HOSTED BY New York Times best-selling novelist Emily Giffin and Buddy Blaha AT THEIR historic Buckhead estate and gardens. Photo by Kim Link. 2. THE Atlanta History Center Members Guild CelebrateD its 25th Anniversary at the Swan House WITH an Elegant Reception and Program, Sponsored by PNC Wealth Management and Cynthia Widner Wall. pictured are Katherine Hoogerwerf, AHC’s Director of Development Events; Mary Patton, the first GUILD President; members Suzanne Dansby and Elizabeth Spiegel; and Cheri Snyder, AHC’s VP of Development. Photo by Kim Link.


3. Andrea Piana, Sangeetha Ramkumar, Ayla Cardoso and John Eckel were among the throng of art lovers at the annual art party at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. the entertaining evening coincided with the opening of “Exquisite Exhibit: Parlour Games from the Studio Artist Program,” featuring the work of 21 artists who teamed up to transform a wall into a surreal “exquisite corpse.” guests were invited to MATCH artists to walls. Photo by David Batterman. 4. Back on the Farm, a fun-filled casual party held at the atlanta history center this fall, featured cocktails at the smith family farm, a farm-totable dinner at the grand overlook, a lively auction and dancing, all to benefit the care of the resident farm animals at the center. THE event WAS CHAIRED BY David & Libby Lanier, PICTURED WITH Elizabeth & Sheffield Hale, AHC president/CEO. photo by Jim Fitts. 5. Architect Bradley Heppner (center) was the honored guest and speakER at a Champagne Open House and Lecture at a Heppner-designed home on Berkshire Road in morningside. the event was hosted by Rob Owen (left), senior VP of Harry Norman, Realtors; and Bob Glascock (right), a leading agent of the firm’s Buckhead office. Visual arts enthusiasts, designers and residential agents admired the minimalist design and highly livable floor plan of The home. 6. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Senior VP and Buckhead office Managing Broker Bill Murray and Executive vp and Director of the Luxury Collection Toni McGowan joined architect Pierluca Maffey, exclusive agent for the Winterthur landmark home, Nadine Chamseddine and current homeowner Todd Schaffner in welcoming guests to A SPECIAL reception held at the estate. Photo by Ross Henderson.

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7 8 7. Guests “Followed the Yellow Brick Road” at the Patron Party for This year’s “WIZARD OF OZ” THEMED Legendary Party FOR THE Shepherd Center. the evening featured cocktails in the candlelit courtyard and a sumptuous buffet dinner in the grand dining room. showing their support were Tom and Ruth Anthony, a past Legendary Party CHAIR and Shepherd Angel, Cynthia Widner Wall of PNC Wealth Management WITH HER HUSBAND James Wall, AND Melody Thomas and Joe Thomas of Arrow Exterminators. photo by Jim Fitts.


8. Ginny Millner is saving furry lives WITH Fix Georgia Pets. the nonprofit organization she co-founded boasted a huge success this fall at its “Cocktails & Canines” event, sponsored by Tony Conway at The Estate. Robbie Colgin was happy to help this worthy cause with a donation. 9. Crystal Ball Co-Chairs Kerry Tucker and Susan McCaffrey joined Corporate Honoree representative John Van Johnston of UCB, Inc. at the patron party for the Arthritis Foundation’s crystal ball. Honorees Linda and Tom Morris were recognized for their dedication to the Foundation at the party, which was held at the European-style villa of Jennifer and Joseph Moyers. proceeds from the ball benefit the Arthritis Foundation’s research and programs. Photo by Charles Forde. 10. over 150 benefactors toasted Skyland Trail at the benefits of laughter patron party, hosted by Lorri & Forrest McClain (center). joining them at the celebratory event were Benefits of Laughter Co-chairs Valerie Love (left) and Patty Reid (right), as well as honorary chairs Duvall & Rex Fuqua. in 2014, Skyland Trail marked its 25th anniversary of providing nationally-acclaimed mental health care. 11. TEN breast cancer survivors strutted their stuff at “cure on the catwalk” to benefit Pink Heals Foundation, kicking off W AtlantaBuckhead’s 5th annual W ThinksPINK campaign. special guest model escort Josh Murray (center) from “The Bachelorette” joined the ladies on stage, including Lisa Vingerling AND Jessica Camerata. Photo by Ben Rose. 12. five Georgia artists were selected to submit their work to the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ “Women to Watch 2015” exhibition program. pictured are Michael Rooks of the High Museum of Art, who selected the artists; artist Rocio Rodriguez; Lisa Cannon Taylor, NMWA Chair of the GA. Committee; artists Megan Mosholder, Sara Emerson and Jiha Moon. (not pictured: artist Elizabeth Turk). Photo by Lahcen Boufedji.


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Dec. 5 Christmas Tree Lighting, 5-8 PM at Milton Square City Park, with musical performances, Santa, Farmer’s Market, food trucks, and lighting of a 45-foot live blue spruce with 10,000 lights at 7 PM. 678/297-6078. Dec. 6 Snow on the Square, 1 PM, 2 South Main St. Play in the snow, visit Santa & Mrs. Claus, and shop at Christmas Farmers Market, open from 10:30 AM-4:30 PM. 678/297-6000. Dec. 7 Alpharetta City Band Holiday Concert, 3 PM at North Park. 678/297-6140. Dec. 13 Breakfast with Santa, 8:30-10:30 AM, North Park. 678/297-6140. Pet Photos with Santa, 12-2 PM, Wills Park.


935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770/641-3978.


Dec. 7, 14, 21 Enjoy tea time at

the Four Seasons Atlanta, with seasonal sandwiches and sweets, as dancers from “Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker” perform vignettes and the “Nutcracker” story is read aloud. Children will decorate holiday cookies with the chefs. 2 PM. 75 Fourteenth St., Atlanta. RSVP only. 404/253-3840.


Dec. 6 Part of the Atlanta BeltLine

Running Series and a Peachtree Qualifier, the race starts at 10 AM at Stoveworks, 112 Krog St. NE, Atlanta. Also includes the College Alumni Tailgate Challenge and Neighborhood Challenge. run.



original arts and crafts by over 100 of the Southeast’s finest artisans, plus homemade soups and goodies by St. Ann’s Women’s Guild, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. 9 AM-7 PM Fri., 9 AM-2 PM Sat.

boating event features hundreds of boats, marine accessories and electronics, boating and fishing seminars, trout pond and more at the Ga. World Congress Center, Hall C, 280 Northside Dr., NW, Atlanta. 11 AM-9 PM Thurs.-Fri., 10 AM-9 PM Sat., 10 AM-6 PM Sun. $12 (free, 15 & under). 404/222-

Dec. 5-6 Annual juried show of


Dec. 6 Twisted Tinsel Holiday

Spectacular, holiday fun and games for the family at Roswell’s historic homes. 10 AM-4 PM. $5 entry to each home (12 & under, free). 678/639-7500. Dec. 12 Christmas during the Civil War at Smith Plantation, 5-7 PM, special tour featuring the Smith daughters and a furloughed soldier who will share stories, proper etiquette and a musket firing. 90

Jan. 15-18 Georgia’s largest



Through Jan 3 Garden Lights,

Holiday Nights features dazzling light displays throughout the 30-acre garden, from the flashy Orchestral Orbs on the Great Lawn to the illuminated Ice Goddess in the Cascades. 5-10 PM (except. Dec. 24 & 31). Dec. 6 Reindog Parade, 11 AM.

CHRISTMAS AT CALLANWOLDE Dec. 1-16 Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Costumed canines strut their stuff (must register dogs to participate), plus a Doggie Expo and pictures with botanical St. Nick. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404/876-5859.


2014 Commemoration of 150th anniversary of Battle of Atlanta with film screenings, art exhibits, lectures and theatrical productions. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atl. 404/6587625.


Home Games Dec. 14 Pittsburgh Steelers Dec. 28 Carolina Panthers Games at Georgia Dome.


Home Games Dec. 2 Boston Celtics Dec. 7 Denver Nuggets Dec. 10 Philadelphia 76ers Dec. 12 Orlando Magic Dec. 15 Chicago Bulls Dec. 23 Los Angeles Clippers Dec. 26 Milwaukee Bucks Dec. 30 Cleveland Cavaliers Jan. 7 Memphis Grizzlies Jan. 11 Washington Wizards Jan. 19 Detroit Pistons Jan. 21 Indiana Pacers Jan. 23 Oklahoma City Thunder Jan. 25 Minnesota Timberwolves Jan. 28 Brooklyn Nets Jan. 30 Portland Trail Blazers Jan. 31 Philadelphia 76ers Feb. 4 Washington Wizards Feb. 6 Golden State Warriors Feb. 20 Toronto Raptors Feb. 25 Dallas Mavericks Feb. 27 Orlando Magic Philips Arena.


Dec. 4 & 18 Candlelight Nights, 6-10 PM. Step back in time and

experience Christmas past with a candle-lit stroll to three historic houses with interpreters and special activities. $15 ($8, kids). Jan. 4 Three Kings Day, Dia del los Reyes, 1-5 PM. Hispanic holiday festival, held in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate and the Instituto de Mexico, with storytelling, music, performances, food and fun. Exhibits Through Feb. 8 “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music” Through March 15 “Confederate Odyssey” Through April 4 “Wilbur G. Kurtz: History in Gone With the Wind” 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/814-4000.


Jan. 28-Feb. 19 Annual festival showcases an international collection of narrative and documentary films that explore Jewish life, culture and history, with screenings at several area venues. 404/806-9913.


eco-friendly goods, from original art and ornaments to candles and clothing, at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, with free admission from 10 AM-4 PM. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770/992-2055.


Dec. 6 Twisted Tinsel Holiday

Spectacular, holiday fun and games for the family at Roswell’s historic homes. 10 AM-4 PM. $5 entry to each home (12 & under, free). 678/639-7500. Dec. 6 Ale Yeah! Beer Tasting, 6:30-10:30 PM. $20. Must RSVP.

MACY’S PINK PIG – Through Jan. 4 at Lenox Square Mall 770/640-3855.


Feb. 8 A snow adventure awaits at

Snow Mountain at this benefit for the Visiting Nurse Health System’s Children’s Program. 2-6 PM. vnhs.

org. 404/215-6010.


Jan. 25 Browse themed wedding galleries, see a couture fashion show, sample appetizers and cake, meet the city’s best wedding experts and more at the Atlanta Convention Center, AmericasMart, Bldg. 2, 230 Sprint St. $20 ($15 adv).


Through Dec. 31 “My Favorite

Things” holiday themed decor. Self-guided tours: 10 AM-4 PM Mon.-Sat., 1-4 PM Sun. $8 ($7 seniors, $6 children). Dec. 6 Twisted Tinsel Holiday Spectacular, holiday fun and games for the family at Roswell’s historic homes. 10 AM-4 PM. $5 entry to each home (12 & under,

free). 678/639-7500. Dec. 7 Friends of Bulloch Party. Dec. 9, 11, 16, 18 Christmas

High Tea, 4 PM. Ladies in period dress serve a two-course tea, plus a tour of the house decorated for Christmas. $45. RSVP only. Dec. 12-14, 18-21, 23 “A Christmas Carol” performances at 8 PM, plus 3 PM shows on Sat. & Sun. & Dec. 23. $15. RSVP only. Dec. 13 Christmas for Kids, with yule log, candy cane hunt, craft, storytelling, tour, and visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus. 10 AM-noon or 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. $10. RSVP only. Dec. 22 Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt Sr.’s 1853 Wedding Reenactment with tours from 6-9 PM. $15 ($10 children). RSVP only. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770/992-1731.


Dec. 1-16 Christmas at Callanwolde. $20. Jan. 23-25 Callanwolde Arts Festival, indoor arts fest featuring works by 150 painters, photographers, sculptors,

metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more, plus artist demonstrations, live acoustic music and gourmet food trucks. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta.



Through Dec. 30 23rd annual Fantasy in Lights®, Christmas spectacular with 8 million lights and over a dozen custom scenes in a dazzling outdoor display. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.


Feb. 1 First Place Passion Tour, 1-4 PM, featuring five charming houses in Collier Hills. Feb. 4 Gala Preview Party. Feb. 5-7 A Flower Festival. Feb. 5-8 Inspiration Avenue, designer house featuring nine unique spaces, Cathedral of St. Philip. 10 AM-5 PM Thurs.-Fri., 10 AM-4 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Feb. 6 Drinks & Antiques, 7-10 PM, enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres from Soirée, while browsing the booths. 404/3651107.


Feb. 5-7 Atlanta’s oldest and most

prestigious antiques show features exquisite 18th, 19th and early 20th century antiques (from rugs and furniture to art, porcelain and silver) from two dozen selected dealers at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 10 AM-5 PM Thurs.-Fri., 10 AM-4 PM Sat. Feb. 8 Tour of Homes, self-guided tour of five beautifully designed private residences. 11 AM-5 PM. Includes admission to Inspiration


Feb. 14 Annual 10K race at 7:30 AM along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Also a 1-Mile Fun Run at 8 AM. 10K is official qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. 770/992-2055.


photos by joey ivansco

770/992-2246. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell.

GARDEN LIGHTS, HOLIDAY NIGHTS Through Jan. 3 at Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Dec. 31 Two top-ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee play at 12:30 PM in the Georgia Dome.


Dec. 6 34th annual parade in midtown Atlanta, 10:30 AM-noon. Starts at Peachtree St. near Baker St., turns right onto Marietta St., turns left and ends on Centennial Olympic Park Drive.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA Through Jan. 25 “Outside the

Box,” explores creative play and building with props and activities. Open daily. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., NW. 404/659-KIDS.


Dec. 1-16 Tour the magnificent Gothic-Tudor mansion decked for the season by Atlanta’s top designers, plus live entertainment, holiday shopping, seasonal workshops and family activities. 11 AM-9 PM weekdays, 9 AM-4 PM Sat. & Sun. $20. Dec. 1-16 Callanwolde Artisan Market in Petite Hall Gallery. Dec. 2 Cocoa & Caroling, 5:30-7 PM. Dec. 4 Ocean VIP Party, 6-9 PM. $100. RSVP only. Dec. 5 Holiday Flower Inspiration, noon-2:30 PM. $100. Dec. 5-7, 12-14 Holiday Shopping

in Callanwolde Conservatory.

Dec. 6-7, 13-14 LEGOLAND

Breakfast with Santa, 9-10:30 AM. $25. RSVP only. Dec. 7 & 14 Teddy Bear Tea, 3-4:30 PM. $25. RSVP only. Dec. 12 Baker Donelson Family Movie Night, 5:30-7:30 PM. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta.



around the Dahlonega Square, with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling, live theater, horsedrawn carriages, trolley rides and Santa (on Sat. & Sun. afternoons). 706/864-3513.


Dec. 13-14 “Pirate & Princess Adventure,” featuring characters from “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” Staged at Cobb Energy Centre with shows at 7 PM Sat. and 11 AM & 2 PM Sun. 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta. 800/745-3000.


Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve bash at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta with live bands and DJs, open bar and food. 8:30 PM-2 AM. $99, advance tickets.



Through Jan. 4 “Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear,” explore fear with fun hands-on activities. Through Jan. 4 “Winter Wonderland,” festive exhibit of decorated trees and artifact displays celebrates holidays, traditions and cultures. Feb. 7-May 3 “The Power of Poison.” Explore the biology of poison and its role in nature,

SNOW MOUNTAIN Through Feb. 22 at Stone Mountain Park


peach drop Dec. 31-Jan. 1 Underground Atlanta

photo Courtesy of Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta

Market and Festival, 10 AM-4 PM, featuring local, handmade items. Dec. 14 Reindeer Day, noon-5 PM. Meet live reindeer, plus crafts and campfire treats. Feb. 14 Chattahoochee Challenge 10K Race and Fun Run, 8 AM. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770/992-

TEDDY BEAR TEA – Dec. 7, 14, 20-23 at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead human history and health. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.


Jan. 1 Guided hikes at state

parks across Georgia to motivate people to exercise outdoors and re-connect with nature and family, as part of the nationwide event sponsored by America’s State Parks.



Jan. 4, 25 Find everything needed

to create a dream wedding, view photographers’ pictures, taste cake and food samples from caterers, watch a fashion show, plan a honeymoon and more, from noon-5 PM Jan. 4 at Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta; and Jan. 25 at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. $15.


Dec. 13 150th Winter Muster

at Fort McAllister, Civil War re-enactment, 9 AM-4 PM. Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill. $4.50-$7.50. 912/727-2339. For a complete calendar, visit 800/864-7275.


Dec. 26-28 Marvel Universe Live! Feb. 19-March 1 Ringling Bros.

and Barnum & Bailey Circus March 14 Harlem Globetrotters Convention Center Jan. 25 Georgia Bridal Show 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.


Home Games Dec. 13 Cincinnati Cyclones Dec. 14 South Carolina Stingrays Dec. 21 Orlando Solar Bears Dec. 29 Wheeling Nailers Dec. 30 Florida Everblades Jan. 2-3 Elmira Jackals Jan. 8-10 S.C. Stingrays Jan. 11 Fort Wayne Komets Jan. 19 Indy Fuel Jan. 23-24 Florida Everblades Jan. 25 Reading Royals Feb. 3-7 Orlando Solar Bears Feb. 14 S.C. Stingrays Feb. 15 Greenville Road Warriors Games at Gwinnett Center Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.


Dec. 6 Travel back in time to

Antebellum Roswell, with dinner, period dress, traditional music and entertainment and artifacts display at 7 PM At The Gardens at Great Oaks, 786 Mimosa Blvd. Benefits Roswell Historical Society. $60.


holidays on the marietta square

Showhouse & Marketplace with tours, workshops and seasonal activities at 2865 Habersham Road. 11 AM-5 PM Wed.-Sat., 1-5 PM Sun.

twinkling lights, carnival rides, Santa visits, skating rink, holiday food and shopping. $30 per carload.


Through Jan. 4 Ride Priscilla

Through Feb. 15 Ice skating

sessions daily, from 10 AM-2 PM and 4-8 PM, at Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro. $30 ($20, 12 & under).


Through March 5 “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland.” Meet some remarkable creatures who have learned to adapt and survive on this volcanic archipelago. Through Feb. 12 “Jerusalem.” Take a stunning cinematic journey to this tiny piece of land, sacred to Jewish, Christian and Muslim families, with access to the city’s holiest sites. Ongoing Martinis & IMAX®. Enjoy cocktails, films, live music or DJ, and cuisine, 7-11 PM Fridays. Tickets: 404/929-6400. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.

MACY’S PINK PIG TRAIN the Pink Pig as she makes tracks through a life-sized storybook beneath the 1950s-themed Pink Pig Tent on the upper-level parking deck at Lenox Square Mall near Macy’s. 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. $3 per ride. Open daily (except Dec. 25). Benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


Dec. 6-7 Tour private residences lovingly restored and decorated for the season. Day tour, $25; candlelight tour, $20; combo ticket, $30. 770/429-1115.


Weekends Vendors offer a variety of fresh, locally grown, seasonal produce and garden products from 9 AM-noon Sat. North Park Square.

Dec. 4 Christmas Tree Lighting,


mariettasquarefarmersmarket. net. 770/499-9393.

Dec. 5, 12, 19 Candlelight

Arthritis Foundation’s 5K run/ walk at Centennial Olympic Park. Holiday costumes encouraged.

Dec. 19-22 Philips Arena Dec. 26-28 Gwinnett Arena

5-8 PM.

Shopping, through 9 PM. Dec. 6-21 Santa on the Square, weekends. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 770/794-5601.

Dec. 6-7 Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Through Dec. 7 Designer

Dec. 13 Get in the spirit at the 678/237-4450.


Through Dec. 31 5-10 PM. Celebrate the season at Lake Lanier’s new winter wonderland of family fun, with thousands of

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! Marvel Super Heroes (including Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and more) come to life, battling villains in an actionpacked performance with special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts and motorcycles.

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1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 PM Thurs.-Sun., and Dec. 22 & 23. Must RSVP. $59. Dec. 7, 14, 20-23 Teddy Bear Tea, with seasonal treats, cookie decorating, Santa visit and more. 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM. Must RSVP. $59 ($52, ages 5-12) Dec. 7, 14, 21 Holiday Brunch with Santa, Mrs. Claus and carolers. 11 AM-2 PM. Must RSVP. $69 ($35, ages 5-12). 404/240-7035.


5300 Winder Hwy., Braselton. 800/849-RACE.


Dec. 5-7 “The Nutcracker,” staged

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS Feb. 11-16 at Philips Arena & Feb. 19-March 1 at Gwinnett Center MONSTER JAM

Jan. 10 Monster truck series

comes to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Gates open at 5 PM, show at 7 PM, Pit Party from 2-5 PM. $20-$75.


Feb. 6-8 Experts in landscaping and home remodeling industries showcase the latest services and products at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. $7 ($6 seniors; free, 12 & under).


Dec. 6-7 Atlanta’s Exotic Bird Fair Dec. 12-14 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Shows Dec. 13-14 Eastman’s Gun Show Jan. 17 Golden Spike Train Show Jan. 23-25 Motorcycle Show 1700 Jeurgens Ct., Norcross.

Foundation’s juried market features a variety of works by 70 regional artists, plus homemade treats and Greek pastries. 5-9 PM Fri., 10 AM-5 PM Sat. & Sun. $3 (under 16, free). 34 School St., Watkinsville. 706/769-4565.


Dec. 31-Jan. 1 The Southeast’s

largest New Year’s Eve celebration at Underground Atlanta, with musical performances, family entertainment, descending 800-pound peach, confetti and fireworks. 11 AM Wed.-4 AM Thurs. Free.

piedmont park’s THE GREEN MARKET Dec. 6, 13 Open-air farmer’s

market of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, bread, sauces and more, plus live music and chef demonstrations. 9 AM-1 PM. 770/279-9899.


Dec. 6-20 (weekends) Visit

Dec. 5-7 The Oconee Cultural Arts

RHODES HALL SANTA the sumptuous Victorian

surroundings of Rhodes Hall for a private appointment and photo session with Santa, plus holiday entertainment, music, refreshments and art activities. Benefits Ga. Trust for Historic Preservation. Must RSVP. 1516 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404/885-7812.

by Roswell Dance Theatre at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. Dec. 6 Twisted Tinsel Holiday Spectacular at Bulloch Hall, Barrington Hall and Smith Plantation. 678/639-7500. Dec. 6 Heirloom Holiday Dinner at The Gardens at Great Oaks. 770/992-1665. Dec. 6 Breakfast with Santa,

9-11 AM, Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg., Roswell Area Park.

770/641-3760. Dec. 6 Gingerbread Decorating,


11 AM-12:30 PM, E. Roswell Rec Center, 9000 Fouts Road.

The circus comes to town with its “Legends” show of amazing performers and mythical creatures.

the Square, 5 PM, with carolers, lighting of the Square and Santa. Dec. 6 Night at the Polar Express, 6:30 PM, East Roswell Rec Center. Dec. 6-7 Santa’s Secret Gift Shop (ages 12 & under), shopping and crafts at Adult Rec Center, Grimes Bridge Road. 6:30-8:30 PM Sat., 1-4 PM Sun.

Feb. 11-16 Philips Arena Feb. 19-March 1 Gwinnett Center


Dec. 6 Breakfast with Santa, with

buffet, Santa stories and photos. Must RSVP. $55 ($35, ages 5-12). 404/659-0400. Buckhead Through Dec. 23 Tea with Santa (ages 13+), with formal holiday tea service, Santa visit and caroling.

770/594-6134. Dec. 6 Holiday Celebration on

770/641-3950. Dec. 12 SI’Hay Ride, 6:30-8:30

PM, E. Roswell Rec Center.

Dec. 12-14 “Babes in Toyland”

and The Nutcracker’s “Land of Sweets” staged by Atlanta Dance Theatre at Roswell Cultural Arts

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! Dec. 19-22 at Philips Arena Dec. 26-29 at Gwinnett Center


painting by Tricia Robinson

art work by Chris Mosey

spotlight on art – Feb. 2-7 at Trinity School Neiman Marcus Preview Gallery – Nov. 29-Jan. 27 at Lenox Square Center, 950 Forrest St. Dec. 13 Santa’s Magical

Playhouse, 9 AM-12:30 PM, Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg. Dec. 13 Candy Cane Hunt, 5:30-7 PM, East Roswell Rec Center. Dec. 17 Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents Joe Gransden and I’ll Be Home For Christmas, 8 PM at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. 770/641-3950.


Feb. 1-28 A celebration of

Roswell’s African American history and culture with a series of unique and fun events for everyone.


Dec. 11-14, Jan. 8-11, Feb. 12-15

World’s largest series of indoor antique shows with 3,500 exhibit booths at Atlanta Expo Centers, 3650 Jonesboro Road, SE, I-285 Exit 55. 1-6 PM Thurs., 9 AM-6 PM Fri.-Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. 404/361-2000.

more at LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands. $35 ($20 kids), plus island entry fee.


Feb. 2-7 One of the largest, most

diverse art exhibitions and sales in the Southeast, hosted by Trinity School for 33 years, with original works by 350 selected artists. 4301 Northside Pkwy. Free parking and admission. Opening Night: 6-9 PM Feb. 2. Cocktails & Canvases: 6-9 PM Feb. 6. Hours: 8 AM-4 PM Feb. 3-5, 8 AM-9 PM Feb. 6, 10 AM-6 PM Feb. 7. Feb. 14 Spotlight on Art Gala Auction at InterContinental Hotel. Neiman Marcus Preview Gallery Nov. 29-Jan. 27 Special collection of artwork for sale at Neiman Marcus at Lenox Square. Jan. 10 Neiman Marcus Night Out, browse art and meet artists, 6-8 PM. 404/2318119.

A snow-packed mountainside of action-packed excitement, with 20 lanes of tubing, SnowZone play area, snacks and bonfires. Ticketed event, plus park entry fee. 770/498-5690.



speed slides, snow play areas, skating, carnival rides, fire pits and

St. Mtn. Park’s Crossroads is transformed into a winter

Through Feb. 22 (select dates)

Through March 1 Sledding lanes,


“stories with santa” Through Jan. 4 Santa will

entertain and visit with children from 11:30 AM-2 PM at the ART Station, Stone Mountain Village. $12 adults, $6 children (12 & under). 770/469-1105.

distinct homes in this charming Atlanta neighborhood, with food tastings at each stop. 10 AM-4 PM Sat., 12-4 PM Sun. $30 ($25 adv.)

wild kratts live!

Jan. 31 New theatrical stage

show based on the Wild Kratts TV series, featuring brothers Martin and Chris Kratt live on stage in a “Creature Rescue” adventure. Staged at 2 & 7 PM at Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta.


Virginia-HIGHLAND tour of homes

Dec. 6-7 20th annual tour features


“JERUSALEM” IMAX at Fernbank

SPRUILL GALLERY Holiday Artists Market

Through Dec. 23 Peruse unique handcrafted items by local artisans at the Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. 10 AM-6 PM Tues.-Sat., 12-5 PM Sun. Special events include: Family Day, 12-2 PM Dec. 6. Jewelry Trunk Show, 11 AM-3 PM Dec. 13. 20% off Sale, 10 AM-6 PM Dec. 23. 770/394-4019.


wonderland with two million lights, parade, live shows, strolling carolers, Santa, the Snow Angel, Rudolph and Bumble, “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D,” sing-along train and holiday laser show. Adventure pass, plus park entry fee.

Through Jan. 4 (select dates)

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arts winter ACT1 THEATRE

Dec. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 “Dad’s

Christmas Miracle,” hysterical situations and Yuletide charm. Shows at 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta.

770/751-0033. 770/663-8989.


Jan. 30-Feb. 14 “The Elephant

Man,” drama tells the tragic tale of a horribly deformed young man. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza shopping center.


Through Dec. 7 “Murder Ballad,” hot new musical.

Dec. 12-13, 19-21 Libby’s at the Express holiday show, 7:30 PM.

Jan. 24-Feb. 22 “Bad Jews,”

blistering comedy. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-



Alliance Stage Series Jan. 21-Feb. 22 “Tuck Everlasting,” exhilarating new musical about everlasting love. Hertz Stage Series Through Dec. 20 “It’s a Wonderful Laugh,” presented by The Dad’s Garage Ensemble. Feb. 13-March 8 “The C.A. Lyon’s Project,” unique theatrical event mingling dance and theatre, in a

story set in the ’80s. Youth and Families Series Through Dec. 24 “A Christmas Carol,” beloved Dickens’ classic. March 14-29 “James and the Giant Peach.” Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St., NE. 404/733-4650.


Feb. 11-15 Extraordinary dance company performs premieres, new productions and “Revelations” at the Fox Theatre. 8 PM Wed.Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 3 PM Sun. foxtheatre. org. 855/285-8499.


Dec. 4-21 “A Christmas Survival Guide,” family musical. 5384 Manor Dr., St. Mountain. 770/469-1105.


Dec. 2 Emory Jazz Ensembles Dec. 5-6 A Festival of Nine

Lessons and Carols, 8 PM Fri. and 4 & 8 PM Sat. at Glenn Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Road. Dec. 7 Emory Wind Ensemble Dec. 8 Emory World Percussion Ensembles Dec. 13-14 Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale Jan. 17 Enoch Arden, melodrama Jan. 24 Atlanta Community Choral Festival

carl juste

AYIKODANS Dec. 11 Rialto Center 96

SHEN YUN Jan. 2-4 Cobb Energy Centre

Jan. 25 St. Olaf Choir Feb. 1 The Bach Bowl Feb. 5-7 Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane

Dance Company Feb. 7 Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Feb. 13-14 Jazz Fest Feb. 22 Iveta Apkalna Unless otherwise stated, events at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atl. For a comprehensive list, visit arts. 404/727-5050.

in search of the glamorous life. Staged at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta. 404/377-



Feb. 28, March 3, 6, 8 Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The hunchbacked jester Rigoletto turns his mind to vengeance when he cannot protect the person he most loves from the person he most loathes. 8 PM Sat., 7:30 PM Tues., 8 PM Fri., 3 PM Sun. Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. atlantaopera.


org. 404/881-8885.

Nutcracker,” holiday classic enchants with a magical world of dancing dolls, mischievous mice and sparkling snowflakes. Staged at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre at 7:30 PM Thurs.-Sat. (no show Dec. 25), 7 PM Sun. (except Dec. 28), 2 PM Sat. & Sun., plus 2 & 7:30 PM Dec. 23 & 26, and 1 PM Dec. 24. Feb. 6-8, 12-14 “Romeo et Juliette,” a fresh spin on the Shakespearean masterpiece, staged at Cobb Energy Centre, with shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat. with 2 PM matinees Feb. 7-8. Feb. 14-15 “Snow White.” A young heroine and her prince foil the plots of the evil queen in this one-hour ballet for ages 12 & under. Staged at 2 PM at Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta.


Dec. 11-28 “Atlanta Ballet’s


ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE Feb. 13-March 1 “Catch Me If

You Can,” splashy musical about a teenager who runs away from home

Dec. 6 The Blind Boys of Alabama Dec. 8 Diana Krall Dec. 9 Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood

Dec. 14 Jazz at Lincoln Center

Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guest Cécile McLorin Salvant Big Band Holidays. Dec. 17 Trace Adkins: The Christmas Show Dec. 21 Under the Streetlamp Dec. 31 Gregg Allman Jan. 11 Don Williams Feb. 20 Jackie Evancho Feb. 25 Mnozil Brass March 28 Jane Lynch Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.



Dec. 4-5 Handel’s “Messiah” Dec. 7 ASO Kids’ Christmas Dec. 11, 13 Christmas with ASO


Jan. 8, 10 Liszt, Strauss Jan. 9 First Fridays Jan. 15, 17 Barber, Tchaikovsky,

C. McCullers

Dec. 18-20 “A Very Merry Holiday

“ATLANTA BALLET’S NUTCRACKER” Dec. 11-28 – Fox Theatre

Prokofiev Jan. 16 Kennesaw State University Series at Bailey Center Jan. 22, 24, 25 Mozart, Wagner, Beethoven Jan. 29, 31, Feb. 1 Organist Cameron Carpenter Feb. 5, 7 Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 Feb. 6 First Fridays Feb. 13-14 “From the Heart” Feb. 14 “My Family Valentine,” 11 AM, classical favorites based on the greatest love stories of all time. Feb. 19, 21 Midori, violinist. Feb. 20 Jackie Evancho with musicians of the ASO Feb. 22 University of Ga. Series, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall Feb. 27-28 “The Chieftains” Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Bldg., Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl.



Dec. 7 Blue Christmas, 4 PM at Emory University Schwartz Center. Dec. 16 Blue Christmas, 7:30 PM at Roswell Cultural Arts Center.


Through Dec. 21 “Christmas

Canteen 2014,” nostalgic musical revue, with a Festival of Trees. Jan. 15-March 1 “Les Misérables,” epic musical. A man must keep his vow to raise an orphaned girl amid revolution. 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678/2266222.


Dec. 7 Christmas Concert, 3 PM at Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 100 Church St., Cartersville. Dec. 13-14 29th annual Christmas Concert with guest quartet RedZone, 7:30 PM Sat. & 3 PM Sun. at Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave. Marietta. Song of Atlanta Show Chorus will also perform Dec. 14.

clay walker 770/5302878.


Dec. 6 The Alliance of Sound:

Skinny Puppy, VNV Nation, Haujobb, Youth Code. Dec. 19 North Mississippi Allstars 3110 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/843-


CAPITOL CITY OPERA CO. Monthly Dinner and a Diva

series on the third Tues. at Petite Auberge, Toco Hills ( 404/6346268 ); and bi-monthly at Sugo, Johns Creek (770/817-8000 ). 678/301-8013.


Through Dec. 28 “Rudolph the

Red-Nosed Reindeer®.” Dec. 30-Jan. 11 “The Stinky Cheese Man.” Jan. 14-25 “The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show.” Jan. 29-March 15 “Rainforest Adventures.”

“RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER®” Through Dec. 28 – Center for Puppetry Arts

Adults & Teens Series Feb. 18-March 8 “Anne Frank: Within and Without.” Open Tues.-Sun. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atlanta. 404/873-

on Stage. 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta.





Dec. 12-14, 18-20 “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some),” a madcap romp through the holidays. 8 PM Thurs.Sat., 2 PM Sun. & Dec. 20. The Art Place-Mountainview, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770/5163330.

COBB ENERGY CENTRE Dec. 3 Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2014

Dec. 4 John Oliver Dec. 5 The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Christmas Rocks Extravaganza Dec. 6 So You Think You Can Dance Dec. 13-14 Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure Dec. 19 Joy-An Irish Christmas Dec. 20-21 Sleigh Bells Swing: A Holiday Family Extravaganza Jan. 2-4 Shen Yun Jan. 9-11 SMITE World Championship Jan. 17 rePLAY-Symphony of Heroes Jan. 30 Australian Bee Gees Show Jan. 31 Wild Kratts Live! Feb. 6-8, 12-14 Atlanta Ballet: “Romeo et Juliette” Feb. 14-15 Atlanta Ballet: “Snow White” Feb. 28, March 3, 6, 8 Atlanta Opera: “Rigoletto” March 13-15 “I Love Lucy” Live

Through Dec. 21 “A Christmas Carol,” holiday classic, 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. Dec. 16 North Ga. Barbershop Singers Christmas Concert, 8 PM. Dec. 31 China Grove, Doobie Brothers tribute band, 3 & 8 PM. Jan. 9-11 “Me & 4 Others,” ’50s & ’60s rock’n’roll, 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. Jan. 17 “On The Air,” Radio Stars of the 1940s, 3 & 8 PM. Jan. 18 “An Afternoon in the Parlor” with Kurt Sutton, 3 PM. Jan. 23-25 Mardi Gras Variety, 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. 101 School St. in the Historic Cumming Public School. 770/7819178.


Dec. 5 A Charlie Brown Christmas with David Benoit. Dec. 12 A Rockapella Christmas Jan. 30 Diane Schuur Jan. 31 Arlo Guthrie Feb 15 Mummenschanz Feb. 20 Jonah Bokaer March 7 Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy Performances at 8 PM, unless noted. 349 Ferst Dr. NW Atlanta at GA. Tech. 404/894-9600.


Dec. 11-28 “Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker”

Dec. 15 Amy Grant, Michael Smith

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Dec. 6 Hunter Hayes, Dan+Shay, The Railers Dec. 10 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Dec. 11 Eric Church, Dwight Yoakam Dec. 20 Justin Timberlake Dec. 26-28 Marvel Universe Live! Feb. 19-March 1 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus March 14 Harlem Globetrotters Performing Arts Center Dec. 5-21 Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” Jan. 10 M.C. Lightfoot Feb. 6-7 DanceAmerica 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.


Through Dec. 31 “The Santaland

Diaries,” recounts the true tale of an out-of-work writer’s stint as a Macy’s Department Store elf. Mature content. Dec. 6-31 “Madeline’s Christmas,” charming musical adaptation of Ludwig Bemelmans’ story, with 24 local girls performing alongside professional actors. 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta. 404/584-

“WICKED” Feb. 18-March 8 Fox Theatre Jan. 20-25 “Newsies” Feb. 11-15 Alvin Ailey Dance Feb. 18-March 8 “Wicked”

660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta.



Jan. 7-25 “One Slight Hitch,” comedy. Plans for a perfect wedding go awry. Feb. 25-March 15 “Homers.” A female sportswriter must decide whether to leave her home and family for a career opportunity. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. 770/641-1260.

GA. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Dec. 6 Holiday Pops with GSO

and GSO Chorus, 3 & 8 PM at Marietta Performing Arts Center. Feb. 15 Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, 3 & 7 PM at Kennesaw State University’s Bailey Performance Center. Feb. 28 GSO with GSO Chorus, Vega Quartet and pianist Will Ransom, 3 PM at Marietta Performing Arts Center. 770/4297016.


Dec. 4 Carols by Candlelight, 7:30

PM, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Dec. 9 Carols by Candlelight, 7:30 PM, Lenbrook, 3747 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.



Dec. 2 Jazz Combos, Kopleff Recital Hall Dec. 3 Jazz Band II, Rialto Center Dec. 5 Creative Music Ensemble, Kopleff Recital Hall Dec. 6-7 Gala Performance, Rialto Center, 8 PM Sat. & 3 PM Sun. Dec. 8 Rialto Youth Jazz Big Band, Kopleff Recital Hall Dec. 9, 15 Rialto Youth Jazz Combos, Kopleff Recital Hall For more events, visit music.gsu. edu. 404/413-5901.



LIVE! IN ROSWELL SERIES Dec. 20 Irish Christmas in

America, engaging performance of Irish music and dance. Feb. 7 Ruthie Foster, blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Staged at 8 PM at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. 770/594-6232.


Dec. 4, 7, 11, 14 “Alexander and

the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” 10:30 AM Thurs., 2 & 4 PM. Ages 5-10. Dec. 15-16 “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids,” presented by MJCCA Youth Ensemble. 7 PM. Jan. 15-17 Rain Pryor: “Fried Chicken & Latkes,” comedy, at Southwest Arts Center. Richard

PIANO BATTLE: Andreas Kern vs. Paul Cibis Feb. 17 – Rialto Center

Pryor’s daughter talks about her African-American roots and Jewish ancestry. Ages 18+. Jan. 25 Jazz at the JCC: The Bonaventure Quartet, 7:30 PM. Feb. 8 “The Ugly Ducking,” and “The Tortoise & The Hare.” 11 AM & 2 PM. Ages 4-10. Feb. 26-March 8 “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.,” presented by Jerry’s Habima Theatre. MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678/812-4002.

MICHAEL O’NEAL SINGERS Dec. 7 A John Rutter Christmas:

MOS with Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet Dec. 21 Messiah Sing-Along Feb. 8 The World Around Us: River, Mountain, Valley, Sea and Sky: Kaleidoscope, at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church. Concerts at 3 PM at Roswell United Methodist Church unless otherwise noted. 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. 770/594-7974.


Jan. 20-25 Disney’s hit musical about a band of underdogs who become heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. Staged at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun.

PhilIPS ARENA Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.

9 Usher: The UR Experience 11 The Black Keys 17 Fleetwood Mac 20-22 Marvel Universe LIVE! 31 New Year’s Eve

Affordable Old School Music Fest: Isley Brothers, Morris Day, Mint Condition, Jeffrey Osborne, Dru Hill Feb. 11-16 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends Feb. 19 Maroon 5 March 7 Harlem Globetrotters, 2 & 7 PM 1 Philips Dr., next to CNN Center.


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“NEWSIES” Jan. 20-25 – Fox Theatre


Dec. 6-7 GSU School of Music

Gala Holiday Concert, 8 PM Sat. & 3 PM Sun. Dec. 11 Gouts et Couleurs D’Haiti, with AYIKODANS Dance Company. Dec. 20-21 Celtic Christmas: Music, Dance and Soul of the Season, 8 PM Sat. & 3 PM Sun. Jan. 23-24 Dance Canvas Jan. 27 Wendy Whelan, ballet, 7:30 PM. Jan. 31 Urban Bush Women Feb. 14 Red Baraat and Dirty Dozen Brass Band Feb. 17 Piano Battle: Andreas Kern vs. Paul Cibis, 7:30 PM. Feb. 28 CCN Créteil et Val-deMarne/Compagnie Käfig, hip-hop. Shows at 8 PM, unless otherwise stated. 80 Forsyth Street NW.


comedy of manners and marriage. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.



Dec. 4-21 “The Gifts of the Magi,”

musical about a penniless husband and wife in 19th-century New York. Dec. 22-23 “A Christmas Memory,” Tom Key’s one-man show of Capote’s cherished story. Feb. 12-March 1 “Silent Sky,”

period romance about American astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. Shows at 7:30 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sat. & Sun. Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678/528-1500.


Feb. 18-March 8 Long before

TRUE COLORS THEATRE CO. Feb. 10-March 8 “Detroit

‘67.” Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta.

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

that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. Staged at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta. 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun.


“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” Through Dec. 24 Alliance Theatre


Dec. 18-21 “Krampus Xmas,” with The Little Five Points Rockstar Orchestra, Syrens of the South and Liquid Sky. 8 PM. Ages 21+ only. 1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/5237647.


Jan. 2-4 Global sensation captures the spirit of Chinese culture with dance, live orchestra, dazzling costumes and backdrops, at the Cobb Energy Centre at 7:30 PM Fri.-Sat. & 2 PM Sat.-Sun.


Through Dec. 7 “Rabbit Hole.”

A life-shattering accident turns a couple’s world upside down. Jan. 16-Feb. 8 “Private Lives,” a Southern Seasons Magazine

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East of

Eden by Vivian Holley

California’s Steinbeck Country


mall wonder that John Steinbeck, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize, found so much to write about in these parts. A few miles from sun-sparkled Monterey Bay stretches the green and fertile Salinas Valley where he grew up – a valley richly blessed with bountiful fields and vineyards spread between the Santa Lucia and Gabilan mountain ranges. Not far from Salinas lies history-rich Monterey; close by is a crop of towns like Moss Landing and Soledad. A skip away are the towering Pacific cliffs of Big Sur, the elite environs and stunning 17-Mile Drive of Pebble Beach, the celebrityhaunted charms of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Of all the aspects of Monterey County, it’s Salinas that readers of the epic novel “East of Eden” know best – the place where today’s visitors can linger over lunch at The Steinbeck House, the author’s birthplace and boyhood home turned evocative restaurant. Not only do you get wine from nearby vineyards and fresh seasonal produce from the fields of the eucalyptus-scented valley (the “Salad Bowl of the World,” they call it), but a docent-led tour of the Victorian structure and its mementoes and photographs. In the heart of town on Main Street – Oldtown Salinas – is the National Steinbeck Center, opened in 1998 and a treasure-trove of Americana. A half-dozen galleries serve up an overview of the life and literature of the city’s most famous native son, a feast of memorabilia, movie posters, and film clips that bring his iconic books to vivid life. Starcrossed James Dean in “East of Eden.” Henry Fonda in “The Grapes of Wrath” – the 1939 saga of the strength and survival of the Joad family during the Great Depression that was highly controversial in its day. Spencer Tracy in “Tortilla Flat.” Burgess Meredith in “Of Mice and Men.” Also a play adapted by Steinbeck from his 1937 tale of two oddball farm migrants, “Of Mice and Men” recently had yet another run on Broadway in its 2014 revival. For more memories, move on to Monterey and a look at Cannery Row. The denizens immortalized in Steinbeck’s book of the same name may have gone the way of the sounds and smells of oncethriving sardine fisheries, but a number of the neighborhood’s vintage buildings have been restored to house some of the peninsula’s favorite shops and eateries. Steps away is Monterey Bay Aquarium, an eye-popping window to the wonders of the Pacific waters that slam at its backside. Set at the onetime site of a sardine cannery, it’s home to thousands of plants and animals including penguins and sea otters, hammerheads and jellies, lionfish and bat rays. Visitors will want to map stops at a grand variety of area attractions. Among them: Spreckels Sugar Company ranches, where Steinbeck


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once worked alongside itinerant laborers; Mission Soledad, founded in 1791 as California’s thirteenth Franciscan mission; and King City’s Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum, an assemblage of yesteryear buildings that present a picture of a Salinas Valley community, circa 1900. A major Monterey County lure is a wine region some 85 growers and vintners strong. The River Road, once a stage route, offers ample opportunities for touring and tasting. Sustenance for your wanderings? Think artichokes. Artichokes French-fried or grilled with olive oil and herbs. Artichoke salsa, muffins, pasta, burritos. You’re in the self-proclaimed Artichoke Capital of the World, and it says it all that in 1947, Marilyn Monroe was crowned Artichoke Queen. You can get your veggie fix with an artichoke omelette at First Awakenings in Salinas (other breakfast options are also available; it should be noted that strawberries, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, and other valley products are “Salad Bowl” stars as well), and you may meet the farmers themselves at The Grower’s Pub. Just across the street from the National

Steinbeck Center is 60-year-old Sang’s Café, whose sign proclaims “Steinbeck ate here.” Which he did, except it was known as Rodeo Café at the time. For a fun lunch in wildly colorful surroundings, make it Haute Enchilada at Moss Landing. Where to pillow your head? Options range from Moss Landing’s nauticallythemed B&B, Captain’s Inn, that mixes a restored 1906 main building with a waterfront Boathouse where beds are crafted from actual sailboats and fishing vessels, to Soledad’s elegant Inn at the Pinnacles, its hilltop terrace the perfect place to soak up vistas of vineyards backdropped by the sculpted towers of Pinnacles National Park. Then there’s the irresistible outdoors. Drives and hikes along the stunning coastline are a given, while the surreal rock spires known as the Pinnacles – designated – Slough of ther largest A f tae rnational h is depark at h inin2013 a car cras h Safari. in S eOne pt e mbe 19 5 5areas , beckon with both easy and challenging of undisturbed wetlands remaining in hiking trails. California, its sea otters, noisily vocal JAME DE ANyou beharbor came t h ebrown pelicans, and snowy To top off your Sexplorations, seals, could scarcely choose a more memorable egrets are compelling characters in the activity than setting out from Moss story of Steinbeck Country. t o re cie v e a Landing on a guided bird- and wildlifeInformation: watching excursion along Elkhorn Slough via Elkhorn f oWhisper r B e Charters s t A cort o r i n; a s t o f E d e n 877.MONTEREY .




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Grady’s next

Labor of Love Grady offers a full range of perinatal services, with a team of experts trained to handle everything from normal deliveries to high-risk pregnancies.


or more than a century, Grady Memorial Hospital has offered quality care at every level for the tiniest patients and their families, from prenatal care and routine deliveries to highrisk pregnancies and intensive treatment for medically-fragile infants. Many thousands of “Grady babies” began their young lives at the iconic hospital. “Atlanta can’t live without Grady” is more than a tag line for the families whose daughters and sons took their first breaths at the hospital. They may not be aware of Grady’s essential role in the regional healthcare network, handling more patient visits than any other hospital in the city and providing specialized services not found elsewhere. What counts for these patients – and what is critical for Atlanta – is that Grady delivers when it matters most. Over the past six years, Grady has been revitalized. Signs of the new Grady are evident throughout the hospital, including the state-of-the-art Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center and the Correll Cardiac Center. With campaign contributions and donations raised from the community, capital investments are being made that will place Grady at the forefront among academic public health systems. This includes the $76 million renovation and expansion of Grady’s Emergency Department that is currently underway.


Grady’s next labor of love is to revitalize the Women’s and Infants’ Center, which has not received significant upgrades for more than two decades. While Grady’s physicians and nurses provide outstanding care and achieve exceptional outcomes, the facilities are outdated and must be renovated to meet the new Grady standard. The health system has developed a comprehensive $36 million plan to transform the Women’s and Infants’ Center, creating a welcoming environment that incorporates the latest technology and best practices to enhance the patient experience.

GRADY’S $36 million REVITALIZATION plan FOR the Women’s and Infants’ Center will include modern birthing suites, post-partum care rooms and an expanded neonatal intensive care.

private Neonatal Intensive CARE UNIT ROOM

Grady Health Foundation is seeking support from the community toward the new Center, which will include a dedicated entrance, modern birthing suites and post-partum care rooms, streamlined women’s clinics and an expanded Neonatal Intensive Care. New donations will leverage significant funding that remains from the Greater Grady effort. This project is Grady’s next priority for many reasons. Grady offers a full range of perinatal services, with a team of experts trained to handle everything from normal deliveries to high-risk pregnancies. Thousands of women receive prenatal and gynecological care at the hospital or in one of Grady’s neighborhood health clinics. Grady is dedicated to serving these patients in modern and comforting facilities. Grady also provides many specialized services for women and children, including an Obstetric Intensive Care Unit that is located within the Family Birthing Center – the only one of its kind in Georgia. The hospital has a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), meaning it has the expertise to manage the

healthcare needs of high-risk infants, including babies who are transferred to Grady from across the region. The new facility will ensure these critical services are available to women and infants in need of intensive treatment. Women’s services are an important part of Grady’s medical education program and academic partnerships. Both Emory and Morehouse schools of medicine have large obstetrics programs that require residents to perform newborn deliveries. Residents receive exposure to complex obstetric cases at Grady that broadens their experience. With the new Center, these future physicians will be trained in a high-quality, innovative teaching and learning environment. A labor of love is something done for its own reward. Like the birth of a child, it is an act that pays dividends beyond measure. The new Women’s and Infants’ Center will be a signal of Grady’s commitment to deliver more for women, infants and the community. Southern Seasons Magazine

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T h e M a n y Fa c e s o f B e a u t y

by ronald E. goldstein, DDS


Steps to a More Refreshed You!


larming is a good word to use when television programs feature patients who have had major problems with cosmetic surgery. But what we don’t hear are the large number of dissatisfied people not only with plastic surgery but also with two more areas that help improve facial esthetics: cosmetic dentistry and hairstyling. No question botched surgery, cosmetic dentistry and incompetent cosmetologists and hairstylists contribute greatly to the problem. But another common error is failure to have sufficient and objective consultations to make you aware of all your possibilities. When planning a facial makeover, consider the different areas that you feel need improving. Then, make multiple consultations with leading therapists to also get their opinions. Those of us who devote our time to helping patients look their best never mind having you get a second, third, or more consultations before making your final decision. I have seen too many patients who have had excellent plastic surgery only to look into the mirror and then see what else is lacking… their smile. There are some cosmetic surgeons who will not proceed with your surgery unless the smile is improved first. They don’t want you or your dentist tugging on your lips and cheeks after they have spent a lot of time tightening the facial muscles and skin. It is much better to coordinate a timing plan with all the various areas to achieve your best result.

Facial Makeover: Does it Always Have to Include Surgery?

There comes a time when both men and women begin to wonder, when is the right time for a facelift? According to Dr. John Connors of The Plastic Surgery Group of Atlanta, the good news is there are numerous aesthetic innovations 110

available today that allow patients to look and feel rejuvenated prior to having to go under the knife. Injectable fillers can help add volume, which provides a more youthful appearance to the overall shape of the face. Nonsurgical skin treatments, such as Ultherapy™, are great at providing patients with a small lift and a rejuvenated appearance to the face. Patients who experience more severe gravity issues will eventually require a surgical facelift to remove and tighten the excess facial skin. Dr. Connors also likes some of latest innovations in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. He advises, “Wrinkle reducers, such as Botox™ Cosmetic, Dysport™ and Xeomin™, remain some of the most popular facial antiaging treatments. Wrinkle reducers are relatively inexpensive and have become a staple in the maintenance and prevention routines of men and women of all ages. That being said, the world of injectable fillers is constantly expanding. One of the most recent fillers to enter the market is Juvederm™ Voluma. Although Voluma is slightly more costly than the other dermal fillers, it is indicated to last longer – up to two years.” When it comes to nasal surgery, Dr. Connors suggests 3D imaging to provide a realistic forecast as to what you can expect. For neck/chin liposuction, he is using laser-assisted technology, which he says can be performed under local anesthesia in about 30 minutes. The recovery is typically quite quick (3-5 days) and the results are dramatic! By removing excess fat under the chin, and tightening the skin with laser assistance, patients look more thin, toned and youthful. Achieving a more youthful look also means eliminating tired looking eyes. Dr. Connors says, “Tired looking eyes can be a result of excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids as well as dark circles beneath the eyes. These problems typically result from either genetics or a loss of laxity due to aging. Patients,

This photo illustrates how plastic surgery, an improved smile and new hair color combine to create a much younger look. as young as in their twenties, can suffer from tired eyes. Fortunately, there are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments that can help rejuvenate tired eyes. “For dark circles or slightly loose bags under the eyes, dermal fillers such as Belotero™ are effective in temporarily adding volume to facial tissue and restoring a smoother appearance to the face. For patients with more severe skin laxity either on the upper or lower eyelids, a blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, may be necessary to remove the excess fat and/or skin.”

Don’t Forget About Your Smile

During your planning stage, one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is, “Is your smile a definite asset to your face?” Are your teeth pretty and white enough for you? If not, then your first step is to have a consultation with a dentist who spends most of his or her time devoted to cosmetic dentistry. Make sure you learn how both ideal and/or compromised procedures can accomplish your goal. But don’t forget to ask what limitations, longevity and maintenance may also be required. Ask your dentist if a trial smile is possible to see if you will like what your dentist proposes. In one instance you can actually “wear” your newly designed smile, frequently called a “Snap-On Smile.” Other times a proposed new look can be fitted over your natural teeth so you can see how you will look with spaces closed, a fuller smile, or different tooth shapes or lengths creating a younger look. This is the first step to getting what you want so it is well worth the expense. And, again, do not hesitate to get multiple opinions until you feel confident with the advice and the dentist best suited to help transform your smile before plastic surgery is contemplated. Most any dentist skilled in cosmetic

dentistry will be happy to show you his/her results. Look at arrangement, tooth shapes, color and the smile, and decide if you really like what you see. If not, get a second opinion. When it comes to creating a younger looking smile, the main consideration is color. Most patients want whiter teeth that show off a younger look. And there are three basic ways of accomplishing that task. The simplest is bleaching, and if you are a good candidate, that’s great. But most older looking smiles are the result of wear and possible neglect, which can better be treated with porcelain veneers or all-ceramic crowns. Patients who have had considerable wear over the years may need the restoration of the lost tooth structure. This can be accomplished with full or partial all-ceramic crowns. If there are missing teeth, dental implants are usually the best choice. The most important consideration is to always take care of these procedures before any plastic surgery is done. Reason? After the dentist rebuilds your bite, facial tissue tends to tighten so the patients’ amount of plastic surgery may be reduced. Over the years I have seen many women who have had plastic surgery to give them a much younger look, but kept their worn and dreary grey or brown looking smile. Such was Southern Seasons Magazine

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At 60 years old, internationally-known comedienne Phyllis Diller had Dr. Goldstein create her younger looking smile, which she enjoyed for over 35 years.

the case the first time I met the great comedienne, artist and concert pianist Phyllis Diller. She became a spokesperson for plastic surgery, and when I met her on the Concord after we both had speaking engagements in France, I could not help but notice how beautiful she looked with the exception of her aging smile. I was so curious that I asked her why she had not also updated her smile since it was still aging her. She became so interested in having it corrected, I referred her to cosmetic dental friends in Los Angeles, but she asked if I would do it for her. So she came to Atlanta, and the result took place in one very long appointment in 1980. I even created a PD White (Phyllis Diller) shade to provide her younger look, which she kept until her death in 2012 at the age of 95. She was 60 when I created her young look and she enjoyed it for 35 years. The goal of creating a younger looking smile is to match the new look to your face. This is why I like to see younger photos of the patients to be able to incorporate the good parts of his or her younger look. The point is to create the best look of the smile to both match the patient’s desire and to flatter his or her face.

The Finishing Touch . . . a New Hairstyle

For patients who don’t want to advertise their new facial makeover, I have always advised them to consider a new hairstyle. Works most every time! One problem is, the basic question most hairstylists get is “Can you give me this model’s hairstyle?” Usually the answer is “yes,” but it might not look great on your face, so not the best question to ask. Instead, ask “What new style would look good with my facial shape?” Carey Carter and Mitchell Barnes, stylists and owners of 112

Carter/Barnes Hair Artisans in Atlanta, suggest, “An ideal hairstyle starts with a great cut, a base style with simple lines, not fussy, and a great color that complements the face and complexion. It is one of the most important accessories a woman wears, if not the most important.” And since you have now achieved a much younger look, what about a more youthful hairstyle? Carter and Barnes feel there is not anything out of place wearing youthful hair, as long it is tasteful and not “too youthful.” “Hairstyle should complement the total image of a woman, not be a focal point. Your body, skin, teeth, hair and over all general health should work in harmony in telling a total story.” These two masters at hairstyling also share good advice. “Be realistic and truthful to yourself. Know how youthful to go, so you don’t look like a mature woman trying ‘too hard’ to be younger. Sandra Bullock, Sharon Stone, Katie Couric, Christie Brinkley and Ellen DeGeneres are all over 50. These fantastic looking women are maintaining youthful looks and youthful hair styles but know where to draw the line so not to appear as if they are trying too hard.” But what about women who are graying? Should they go blonde? Nope, they say. “Graying hair, not white hair, as it mixes with the natural hair color tends to drab the overall hair color. Everyone does not need to go blonde but going a little lighter and warmer will ‘turn the lights back on’ your hair and complexion.” And for those who are on a strict budget, where coloring every three or four weeks is not possible, the celebrity hairstylists say, “Blending a third tone into the gray and natural color will soften and ‘camouflage.’ The gray will be less obvious. Touch ups are usually every two months.”

“Sandra Bullock, Sharon Stone, Katie Couric, Christie Brinkley and Ellen DeGeneres are all over 50. These fantastic looking women are maintaining youthful looks and youthful hair styles but know where to draw the line so not to appear as if they are trying too hard.” What about if you are in your 30’s, can hair extensions give you a more desirable look? Carter and Barnes answer, “Yes, but be very careful when choosing the person who will be attaching them to your hair. Clip on pieces are fun and harmless, but extensions that are sewn in or glued on are serious and require © Featureflash | - Sharon Stone Photo a highly-experienced professional who uses quality materials. Going the budget way can be disastrous and can compromise your hair.” Final Tips on Selecting Your For women who have thin fine hair, they suggest two styles Doctor or Stylist best for this hair texture: either very short or a short bob cut Be sure to ask for “before” and “after” photographs to see styled relatively close to the head to give an illusion of having possible results. Look at websites, and if you don’t like what more hair. Hair styled too far away from the scalp will reveal you see, don’t expect your result to look better because most how thin the hair is. every doctor places his or her best results on the sites. And And for women of any age who have nice hair but it is drab one more suggestion: when choosing your doctor or stylist, and lacks luster, they advise, “Try BALAYAGE, a technique of make sure he or she will take the time to be a good listener! freehand painting light streaks throughout the front and top In summary, to get your very best new look, make sure you of the hair. The results show great dimension and incredible have both a short and long range plan to address all your facial shine.” concerns.

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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Toast the season with these festive Golden Sparkle Champagne Flutes, handcrafted of glass and decorated with accent decals. $75.


Guaranteed to be a holiday hit, The Ritz-Carlton’s signature cake, known simply as “The Cake,” lives up to its branding with a rich, dark chocolate flavor and bursts of orange throughout. A worldwide collaboration of The Ritz’s pastry chefs, the concoction is a heavenly blend of bittersweet chocolate, heavy cream, butter, eggs, flour, salt and Grand Marnier liqueur. It’s beautifully presented in a gift box with ribbon.

Merry MixeRs

Old-Fashioned Eggnog 6 eggs 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 pint cream 1 pint milk 2 cups Four Roses Small Batch 1 oz. aged Jamaica rum Beat the yolks and whites of 6 eggs separately. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to the yolks while beating. Add 1/4 cup of sugar to the whites after they have been beaten very stiff. Combine the egg whites with the yolks. Pour in cream and milk, as well as the bourbon and rum. Stir thoroughly. Serve very cold with grated nutmeg and/or cinnamon.

Spice Box 2 oz. Diplomatico Anejo .5 oz. Ruby Port .5 oz. Velvet Falernum (Caribbean spiced liqueur) 1 bar spoon Varnelli Anice 1 bar spoon lemon juice Stir all ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with star anise. 114


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downt own DELIGHT

by jennifer bradley franklin PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEN ROSE

at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Atlanta Grill’s 30 years is a testament to timeless good taste Finding a treasure, seemingly hiding in plain sight, always gives me an extra thrill. Such was my experience at Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, since it feels like a new discovery. In reality, this tried-and-true restaurant has been delighting guests for 30 years, right in downtown Atlanta.

Lumen Burger: Dry-Aged 8 oz Beef Patty with Pimento Cheese, Fried Green Tomato and Sweet Potato Tots.


Atlanta Grill’s sumptuous leather, rich wood and stately art set the stage for a memorable meal.


ucked among chains (Hard Rock Cafe and from the Chesapeake Bay, and each plump morsel offered a burst Benihana are neighbors), the Atlanta institution of clean salinity and faint cucumber-fresh finish. may sometimes get lost in favor of restaurants Our amuse-bouche was a plate presenting one exquisitely with a more neighborhood feel (like those in creamy deviled egg with spicy “buffalo” aioli and a crispy pork Inman Park, Decatur or even Buckhead) or croquette (using both pulled meat and head cheese from a the “hottest, newest” thing opening. However, Georgia-raised Riverview Farms pig) with tangy garlic aioli and tart pickled mustard seeds. stepping into this rich, alluring steakhouse Next, came appetizers of plump, tiny made me wonder how I’d not opted to grilled Georgia quails (which gained experience it many times before. interest and balance from sweet apple My guest and I were seated in a cozy, bacon jam, celery root, Brussels sprout and semi-circle banquette of soft oxblood-hued cider jus) and buttery LaBelle Farms foie leather. Looking around, I could imagine gras, done “PBJ” style with local cherry all manner of occasions being enjoyed here. preserves, peanut brittle and brioche. The stately interior invites hushed, intimate An exquisite salad of kale and matchsticks conversations or serious business meetings of crispy apples, roasted hard squash, where only the most discretion and expert spiced pepitas, currants, goat cheese feta service will do. and honey sherry vinaigrette was a lovely For my visit, the kitchen team kindly example of how Chef de Cuisine Michael offered to craft a meal for me, rather than Treanor respects the seasons and our state’s forcing me to choose from a menu where agricultural bounty (the apples were from everything sounded delicious. Hollywood Ellijay and the cheese from Decimal Place oysters on the half shell with Banyuls Farm in Clayton County). mignonette, horseradish and lemon wedges The seafood course was glorious: scallops arrived, nestled in an oversized silver bowl, with 5th Kingdom oyster mushrooms (yet overflowing with chipped ice. They were Chef Michael Treanor Southern Seasons Magazine

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Atlanta Grill’s artfully presented Southern fare is as delightful as it is delicious. another Atlanta purveyor), butternut squash and spicy ginger yuzu butter, for just the right heat and sweetness. The meal’s crescendo came in the form of prime steak, Kansas City Strip, cooked to a textbook medium rare, with a delightful charred crust. Side dishes here are things you might expect to find in any of a dozen upscale steakhouses in the city, but they’re taken to the next level of interest in their execution. For instance: roasted Brussels sprout are woken up with aged sherry, maple syrup and bourbon, and macaroni and cheese gets a grownup makeover with aged parmesan and sharp cheddar, arriving at the table with its crusty top still bubbling. It was a dizzying array of food, so mammoth, in fact, that we took our dessert (silky, rich Manjari chocolate mousse crunch cake) home to enjoy later. In the end, the personal discovery of Atlanta Grill reminded me of part of what I love about dining in this city: that in Atlanta there exist restaurants yet to discover, that there are unflagging institutions that are as lustrous as ever and sometimes the best finds are right under our noses. visit Atlanta Grill at 181 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404/221-6550.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Confit Sweet Peppers, Local Goat Cheese and Arugula.


clockwise from top left: Chicken Biscuit with Pumpkin Butter; Lobster Cobb Salad; hanger steak with Shallot Marmalade, BĂŠarnaise and Cotton Onions; and Deviled Eggs.

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ABATTOIR 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/892-3335. Fresh whole fowl, fish, beef, pork and other game served in a variety of ways. } ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE 2355 Peachtree Road NE, Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, Atl. 404/254-0219. 4075 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770/837-3440. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings. 770/384-0012. Southern regional cooking with an edge. } ARIA 490 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Atl. 404/233-7673. Buckhead hot spot with creative “slow food” served in a sleek space. p }}} ★★★ ATLANTA GRILL 181 Peachtree St., NE, Atl. (2nd floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta), 404/221-6550. Grilled steaks, chops, seafood and Southern-inspired cuisine are served in a warm, clubby atmosphere. p }}} BACCHANALIA 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/365-0410. Great service and generous portions with a heavenly menu of specialties served in a warehouse-chic setting. p h }}} ★★★★ 120

BLUE RIDGE GRILL 1261 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/233-5030. Signature dishes, from grilled Georgia trout and slow-roasted grouper to iron skillet mussels and hickorygrilled rib eye, are served in the cozy comforts of a mountain lodge, with stone fireplace, log walls and red leather booths. 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. } ★★★

EMPIRE STATE SOUTH 999 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/541-1105. A community restaurant that appeals to a broad range, a la celebrated Athens chef Hugh Acheson, with authentic Southern dishes served in a meat-and-three format. p }}

4TH & SWIFT 621 North Ave. NE, Atl. 678/904-0160. Enjoy such specialties as crispy brussels sprout, North Georgia apple salad and sticky toffee pudding in a quaint setting, in the former engine room of the Southern Dairies Co. in the Old Fourth Ward. p }}

CANOE 4199 Paces Ferry Dr., Vinings. 770/432-2663. Culinary expertise and natural aesthetics come together for a rich, flavorful experience, with a seasonal menu and inviting interior. p }} ★★★

FLIP BURGER BOUTIQUE 1587 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/352-3547. 3655 Roswell Road NE, Atl. 404/549-3298. 664 N. Highland Ave., Atl. 404/815-1127. Unique menu of burgers, sandwiches, sides and salads served in a contemporary, hip space. }

CAPITAL GRILLE-ATLANTA 255 East Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-1162. Classic steak house offerings, from chops to fresh seafood, in a relaxed atmosphere that features a sweeping view of Buckhead. p }}} ★★

GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/264-0253; 848 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., 404/870-0805. Hand crafted beer and madefrom-scratch food served in a fun atmosphere. p }

GRACE 17.20 5155 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 320, Norcross. 678/421-1720. Changing menu of fresh seasonal ingredients in a casually elegant setting. p }} ★★

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HAVEN RESTAURANT AND BAR 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/9690700. Casual neighborhood dining in historic Brookhaven, with a fresh seasonal menu and an impressive wine list. p }} ★★★ HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN 1551 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/968-2288. Comfort pub cuisine and craft beers in a community-driven establishment in Ansley Park. p } HOLEMAN & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/948-1175. Hailed as a British gastropub with a Southern accent, with savvy cocktails and a meaty menu. } HOUSTON’S 2166 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/351-2442; 3321 Lenox Road, Atl., 404/237-7534; 3539 Northside Pkwy., Atl., 404/262-7130; 3050 Windy Hill Road SE, Atl., 770/563-1180. Lavish portions of fresh American fare, from hickory-grilled burgers to tender, meaty ribs. } ★

and fish, plus over 400 brands of spirits. p }} ★★

JCT. KITCHEN & BAR 1198 Howell Mill Road, Ste. 18, Atl. 404/355-2252. A casual, yet upscale setting to enjoy such specialties as angry mussels, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, truffle-parmesan fries and Georgia peach fried pies. p }

LOBBY BAR AND BISTRO 361 Seventeenth St., Atl. 404/961-7370. Seasonal menu with a comfort food edge in a casual atmosphere. p }

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JOEY D’S OAKROOM 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., Atl. 770/512-7063. Upscale steakhouse features choice-aged charbroiled steaks, signature sandwiches, salads, pastas, chicken

LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR 659 Peachtree St., Atl., @ Georgian Terrace Hotel. 404/897-5000. Fresh American cuisine in a classy setting. p }}

LOCAL THREE 3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atl. 404/968-2700. Fresh-from-thefarm seasonal fare, from Georgia Mountain Trout and Grilled Hanger Steak 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 such Southern specialties as sweet potato and shrimp fritters, fried chicken, pork loin and chef ’s veggie plate in the charming setting of a restored 150-year-old farmhouse and 1930s cottage. p }} MODERN RESTAURANT + BAR 3365 Piedmont Road NE, Atl. 404/5541100. Innovative culinary style with a heavy emphasis on seafood, from butter-poached lobster to wild Scottish salmon, plus special chef tasting menus with wine pairings. Private dining and outdoor patio available. p }} MOSAIC 3097 Maple Drive, Atl. 404/8465722. Neighborhood bistro features modern American cuisine with Mediterranean flavors. p }} MURPHY’S 997 Virginia Ave., Atl. 404/8720904. Inventive, fresh seasonal fare, excellent service and basement charm. p } ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN 559 Dutch Valley Road, Atl. 404/892-4111. Inventive atmosphere, food and wine served in a renovated urban warehouse space. p } ★★ QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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PARK 75 75 Fourteenth St. NE, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. 404/253-3840. An elegant place to enjoy seasonal and regional favorites, from crispy lobster with shittake sticky rice and Asian vegetables to barbecue “Kobe” shortrib with smoked Gouda grits and truffled potatoes. p }} ★★★ PAUL’S RESTAURANT 10 Kings Circle, Atl. 404/231-4113. Chef Paul Albrecht creates new American cuisine and sushi in an open kitchen, from herb crusted flounder filet and roasted lamb shank to batter fried lobster tail. p }}} ★★★ PUBLIK DRAFT HOUSE 654 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/885-7505. Great gastropub cuisine, from small bites and salads to burgers and entrees, served in a fun atmosphere. p } RATHBUN’S 112 Krog St., Atl. 404/5248280. 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. Seasonal cuisine and boutique wine combined with gracious service in a sophisticated spot in the Aramore Building. p }}}

RIVER ROOM Post Riverside Town Square, 4403 Northside Pkwy., Atl. 404/233-5455. New American cuisine served in an elegant and modern European atmosphere. p }}}

SHULA’S 347 GRILL 3405 Lenox Road NE, Atl., Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel lobby. 404/848-7345. Signature meals from Hall of Fame football coach Don Shula in a casual chic setting. p }

SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN 11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770/569-9199. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/8048880. City chic yet casual atmosphere featuring contemporary American cuisine with global influences. p }}

SOUTH CITY KITCHEN 1144 Crescent Ave., Atl., 404/873-7358; 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., Suite 401, Vinings, 770/435-0700. The Old South meets the big city, with contemporary Southern cuisine dished out from the exhibition kitchen. p }} ★★★

SALT FACTORY 952 Canton St., Roswell. 770/998-4850. 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. } ★★★ SALTYARD 1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/382-8088. Diverse selection of seasonal dishes, with signature cocktails and craft beer in spirited setting. p } SEASONS 52 90 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, 770/671-0052; Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/8461552. A seasonally changing menu of fresh food grilled over open wood fires and a bythe-glass wine list in a casually sophisticated setting with live piano music in the wine bar. p }}


SOUTHERN ART 3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., InterContinental Buckhead. 404/9469070. Southern-inspired cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere, with an artisan ham bar, vintage pie table, and sophisticated bar and lounge area. Menu highlights: baked oysters with crispy pork belly, chicken and dumpling soup and Low Country seafood platter. p }} TAP 1180 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/347-2220. Gastropub with innovative comfort food, extensive draft beer and barrel wine selections, and convivial setting. p } TERRACE 176 Peachtree St. NW, Atl., The Ellis Hotel. 678/651-2770. Flavorful farm-totable dishes, from Georgia mountain trout to Amish chicken breast, served in a chic setting. p } THE CAFE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, BUCKHEAD 3434 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/240-7035. Delightful menu, sunny ambiance and live piano music. Seasonal patio seating. p }}} ★★ THE SUN DIAL RESTAURANT 210 Peachtree St. NW, Atl., 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 }}} THREE SHEETS 6017 Sandy Springs Cir., Atl. 404/303-8423. A refreshing escape with cocktails, music and small plates. } ★★★ TRUFFLES CAFE 3345 Lenox Road, Atl. 404/364-9050. Upscale gourmet café with a diverse menu of Low Country dishes, fresh fish, center-cut steaks, soups, salads and sandwiches. p } TWO URBAN LICKS 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atl. 404/522-4622. Fiery cooking with wood-roasted meats and fish, plus a touch of New Orleans and barbecue, in a chic


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Bacchanalia warehouse. 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. Southern-inspired menu in farmhouse-chic setting, from fried pimento cheese sandwich to bone-in ribeye with black truffle gravy. p }} WOODFIRE GRILL 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atl. 404/347-9055. Menu follows a farm-to-table philosophy, with specialties like pan-roasted wild striped bass and wood-grilled quail. p }} YEAH! BURGER 1168 Howell Mill Road, Suite E. 404/496-4393. 1017 North Highland Ave., Virginia-Highland. 404/437-7845. Organic, eco-friendly burger restaurant offers customizable burgers in a fast-casual, familyfriendly format. } 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 }}


AJA 3500 Lenox Road, Atl. 404/231-0001. Modern Asian kitchen with sushi, dim sum and entrees served family-style. Red and black

walls and dimmed lighting add to the exotic atmosphere. p }} ★★★


FIRE OF BRAZIL 118 Perimeter Center West, Atl., 770/551-4367. 218 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. 404/525-5255. Marinated slow roasted choice cuts of meat prepared in the centuries-old Brazilian tradition. p }}} FOGO DE CHAO 3101 Piedmont Road, Buckhead. 404/266-9988. Delectable cuts of fire-roasted meats, gourmet salads and fresh vegetables, and a variety of side dishes. p }}} ★★★


CANTON HOUSE 4825 Buford Hwy., Chamblee. 770/936-9030. Authentic cuisine in a spacious dining room with efficient, friendly service. } ★★★★ HONG KONG STAR 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Ste 110, Marietta. 770/5092129. Exciting dishes with Asian flair, with great service and inviting setting. } QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO 7925 North Point Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770/992-3070; 500 Ashwood Pkwy., Atl., 770/352-0500; 3333 Buford Dr., Buford, 678/546-9005. Enjoy diced chicken wrapped in lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wokfried scallops with lemon sauce in a stylish space. p }} THE REAL MANDARIN HOUSE 6263 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/255-5707. Upscale Asian dining with dishes ranging from chicken and beef to seafood and pork. } ★★


MCKINNON’S LOUISIANE RESTAURANT 3209 Maple Dr., Atl. 404/237-1313. Louisiana seafood dishes reflect the delicately refined cooking of New Orleans and the pungent, highly seasoned dishes of the Cajun Bayou. p }}



SHOUT 14th and Peachtree Road at Colony Square, Atl. 404/846-2000. Dine on tapas or sip a martini on the rooftop lounge at this ultra-hip hotspot. p } TWIST 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/869-1191. Creative cuisine, from sushi and seafood to satays and wraps, served in a 300-seat dining room with a centerstage bar. Patio dining available. 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 }} ★★★★ LA PETITE MAISON 6510 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404/303-6600. French bistro, serving everything from filet mignon to grilled salmon, in a charming setting. } ★★

JOLI KOBE BAKERY & BISTRO 5600 Roswell Road NE, Atl., 404/843-3257; 1545 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., 404/870-0643. Great neighborhood spot for coffee and dessert, Sunday brunch or a meal, from almond chicken curry salad to potato crusted salmon. p } MARKET W Atlanta-Buckhead, Atl., 3377 Peachtree Road NE. 404/523-3600. Chef JeanGeorges Vongerichten reinvents classic dishes with an eclectic flair, from Maine lobster with crispy potatoes and spicy aioli to bacon wrapped shrimp with avocado and passion fruit mustard. p }} 10 DEGREES SOUTH 4183 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/705-8870. South African restaurant offers a cultural fusion of cuisine, from calamari and lamb chops to sosaties and chicken curry, in lively setting. p }}


NIKOLAI’S ROOF 255 Courtland St., Atl. 404/221-6362. Fantastic fare in elegant surroundings with attentive service and spectacular skyline views. p }}} ★★★

KYMA 3085 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/2620702. Dramatic décor and inventive cuisine, including wood-grilled octopus, oven-roasted lemon chicken, slow-braised lamb shank, and spinach and feta spanakopita. p h }} ★★★★



AQUA BLUE 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770/643-8886. Choose from sushi, seafood, steaks and chops in a soothing setting. p }} ★★ 124

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 cuisine, from homemade pastas and pizzas to grilled dishes, served in a charming setting, with an expansive wine list. p }} CIBO E BEVE 4969 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/250-8988. Celebrates the vibrant food, wine and culture of Italy, with the best seasonal produce from local growers. p }} DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/844-4810. Simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, from aged steaks to unique pasta creations and signature veal chop. p }} 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, Suite 15, Atl. 404/892-1414. Fresh seasonal cuisine is created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences. p }} IL LOCALINO 467 N. Highland Ave., Atl. 404/222-0650. Flavorful food in a fun setting, with cozy dimensions, eclectic decor and warm hospitality. p }} ★★★★

LA GROTTA 2637 Peachtree Road, Atl, 404/231-1368; 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Dunwoody, 770/395-9925. Enjoy a three-course dinner in an intimate place overlooking a beautiful garden. p h }} ★★★★ LA PIETRA CUCINA 1545 Peachtree St. NE (Beverly Road), Atl., One Peachtree Pointe. 404/888-8709. Italian cooking with a contemporary twist, in a relaxed atmosphere. p }} MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 3368 Peachtree Road, Atl., 404/816-9650; 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl., 770/8043313. Divine dining in a nostalgic setting reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy. p } MEDICI 2450 Galleria Pkwy., Atl., Renaissance Waverly Hotel. 770/953-4500. Mediterranean-inspired Tuscan grill with herb-rubbed prime steaks, hand-crafted pastas and market-fresh seafood. 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. p }} PRICCI 500 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/2372941. Creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, tortelli pasta, beef short rib ravioli and roasted Mediterranean sea bass. p h }} ★★★★ SOTTO SOTTO 313 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atl. 404/523-6678. Italian dishes served with a creative twist in a revived brick storefront. p }} SUGO 408 S. Atlanta St., Roswell, 770/6419131; 625 W. Crossville Road, Roswell, 770/817-4230; 10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/817-8000. Authentic cuisine served with gracious hospitality, from QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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Sour Cherry Crunch Pie, Apple Skillet Pie, Peanut Butter Cream Pie. From sweet and savory fillings to scrumptious toppings and flaky golden crusts, Me, Myself and Pie by Amish baker Sherry Gore of Sarasota, Fla., features more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, made with simple, wholesome ingredients and tried-and-true techniques. The cookbook offers Amish treasures like Dutch Peaches and Cream Pie, passed down through generations, along with perennial favorites and some fun surprises. A hearty chapter of pot pies and quiches includes Deep-Dish French Onion Pie. The heavenly concoctions are unveiled, page after page, with delectable photography. Sprinkled in for good measure: practical advice (from pie crust artistry to sugar glazes ) and anecdotes about modern Amish life. n simply radhika BY RADHIKA BEHL (Booklogix Publishing Services)

Growing up in a tightly-knit Indian community in Newcastle, England, Radhika Behl spent much of her childhood in the kitchen learning how to prepare traditional Punjabi recipes from her grandmother, aunts and mother. When she relocated from London to Atlanta in 2000, she discovered a growing interest in her North Indian cuisine. So much so that she compiled a beautiful 246page coffee-table book with over 90 recipes, from appetizers to desserts, with step-by-step instructions – ideal for beginners and experts alike – on creating healthy, flavorful Indian meals. n FIELD PEAS TO FOIE GRAS: SOUTHERN RECIPES WITH A FRENCH ACCENT BY JENNIFER HILL BOOKER (PELICAN PUBLISHING)

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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. }


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 }} ★★★★

Chops Lobster Bar Mediterranean mussels to Greek pizza. p } ★★★ TAVERNA FIORENTINA 3324 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-9825. Tuscan bistro presents authentic Florentine dishes and contemporary classics in an intimate dining room. 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 }} VENI VIDI VICI 41 Fourteenth St., Atl. 404/875-8424. Heavenly cuisine, extensive wine list, attentive service and warm ambience. Specialties include veal lasagne and pappardelle with pulled rotisserie duck. p h }} ★★★


KOBE STEAKS 5600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404/256-0810. Hibachi cooking in a fun atmosphere, where chefs prepare meals at the table. }} ★★ MO MO YA 3861 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/261-3777. 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 126

NW, Atl. 770/956-9559. Dine on some of the freshest, most authentic sushi in the city in intimate booths. } UMI 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/841-0040. Modern Japanese flavors in a sophisticated, contemporary setting, with the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets. p }}


ECCO 40 Seventh St., Atl. 404/347-9555. A bold approach to seasonal European cuisine, from paninis and pizza to fig-glazed lamb loin. p }} ★★★ MILAN MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO & GRILL 3377 Peachtree Road, Atl., Crowne Plaza. 678/553-1900. Mediterranean dining in a casually elegant setting, from mahi mahi with port-glazed figs and grilled salmon romesco to filet of beef Monte Carlo. 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 Orleans-inspired, bi-level restaurant and market in the beautifully restored 1890s Atlanta Pipe and Foundry Company terminal building. p }


RUMI’S KITCHEN 6152 Roswell Road,

ATLANTIC SEAFOOD COMPANY 2345 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/640-0488. Contemporary atmosphere showcases modern American seafood flown in fresh daily. p }}} C&S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 3240 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-0999. Fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar and classic prime steaks in an elegant setting, with classic cocktails. p }} COAST SEAFOOD AND RAW BAR 111 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/869-0777. Fresh seafood and island cocktails in a casual setting, with signature seafood boil, fresh catch entrees and a variety of raw or steamed oysters, clams and mussels. p } GOLDFISH 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Perimeter Mall. 770/671-0100. Seafood, sushi and steaks in a spectacular setting that features a 600-gallon saltwater aquarium and live music. p }} ★★★ LURE 1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl. 404/8811106. Contemporary fish house serving only the freshest ingredients delivered daily, from smoked seafood platter to fried oyster slider. p }} 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. A palate-pleasing menu, an award-winning wine list and a romantic view of the Chattahoochee assure a delightful dining experience. p h }} ★★★ SEABASS KITCHEN 6152 Roswell Road NE, Atl. 404/705-8880. A Mediterraneanflavored menu of delicious dishes, with market-fresh seafood, from Red Snapper to

Black Sea Bass, as well as certified prime beef and braised lamb shank, served in an upscale casual setting 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, wellrounded wine list and upbeat vibe. p }}


777-9555. Bold Southwestern cuisine with a hint of seafood and game, and a high-energy bar. p }


BLACKSTONE 4686 S. Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 404/794-6100. Top-quality steaks, fresh seafood, award-winning wine list and great service, with an ambience suited for upscale dining and after-dinner cocktails. p }} ★★★

ALMA COCINA 191 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/968-9662. Dine on green chorizo tostadas, bay scallop ceviche and braised goat huaraches in a sophisticated and spirited venue. p }

BLT STEAK 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atl., W Atlanta-Downtown. 404/577-7601. Chef Laurent Tourondel’s Bistro Laurent Tourondel combines traditional elements of a cozy French bistro with an American steakhouse. p }}}

CANTINA TAQUERIA & TEQUILA BAR 3280 Peachtree Road, Atl., Terminus 100. 404/892-9292. Mexican cuisine with housemade tortilla chips and salsa and specialties ranging from stewed pork with hominy to fish tacos and enchiladas. p }

BONE’S 3130 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/2372663. Award-winning menu features prime steaks, Maine lobster, lamb chops and fresh seafood complemented by an extensive wine cellar and discerning service. p }}} ★★★★

NOCHE 1000 Virginia Ave., Atl. 404/8159155. 705 Town Blvd., Atl. 404/364-9448. 2580 Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 770/432-3277. 3719 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. 770-

CABERNET STEAKHOUSE 5575 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770/777-5955. Reminiscent of the classic steakhouses of New York, with a large open dining room, plush

seating and exposed kitchen. p h }}} ★★★ CHOPS/LOBSTER BAR 70 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-2675. Prime steak and seafood, including filet mignon, batterfried lobster tail and lump crab cake, are served on the upper level Chops steakhouse and lower-level Lobster Bar. 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 }} ★★★ KEVIN RATHBUN STEAK 154 Krog St., Ste. 200, Atl. 404/524-5600. Enjoy USDA prime steaks, a mixture of Italian, Creole and Asian items, and fish, soups, salads and sashimi, as well as a list of 200 wines. p }} ★★★★ QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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Martina McBride recently stopped by the Barnes & Noble on Peachtree Road to sign copies of her new booK.

Country superstar Martina McBride shares family recipes and hostess tips Country music megastar Martina McBride enjoys entertaining millions of fans while she’s on the road. But when she’s home, she loves entertaining in a different way – hosting fun-filled gettogethers for family and friends. In her debut book, AROUND THE TABLE: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year (Harper Collins, $29.99), the Kansas native, who now hangs her hat in Nashville, shares simple family dishes, from Salisbury steak to peach cobbler, as well as “sanity saver” tips and tricks, practical menu planning advice, décor inspiration, and fun party ideas.

Happy Hour MONDAY - FRIDAY | 4:00PM - 7:00PM Enjoy Half Priced Hors D'oeuvres at the Bar from 4:00pm - 7:00pm Specialty Cocktails & Wines are available all day! 3500 PEACHTREE ROAD NE, ATLANTA GA, 30326 | 404.844.4810


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0035; 267 Marietta St., Embassy Suites Hotel (Centennial Park), Atl., 404/223-6500; 3285 Peachtree Road NE, Embassy Suites Buckhead, Atl., 404/365-0660. Revered by steak connoisseurs around the globe for its USDA prime, aged Midwestern corn-fed beef, extraordinary Northwestern salmon and live Maine Lobster. p }} ★★ STONEY RIVER 10524 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 678/4617900; 5800 State Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/476-0102; 1640 Cumberland Mall, 678/305-9229. Enjoy premium steaks in an inviting mountain lodge setting. p }} ★★★ STRIP 245 Eighteenth St., Atl. 404/385-2005. Great steak and sushi with multi-level dining, lounge and patios in a super hip setting, with nightly DJ and open air rooftop deck. p }}

Ray’s on the River 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; 3379 Peachtree Road, Atl., 404/816-6535. Generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees served in an upscale environment with tuxedoclad waiters. p }}} NEW YORK PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/846-0644. Dine on Midwestern USDA prime beef, live Maine lobsters or fresh fish, with classic sides ranging from creamed spinach to cheese mashed potatoes. p h }}} ★★★ PRIME 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., Lenox Square. 404/812-0555. Superior primeaged beef, sushi bar and seafood offered in a casually chic setting. p } ★★★ RAY’S ON THE CREEK 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/649-0064. North Fulton’s award-winning steakhouse delivers with prime steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines. p h }}} RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 5788 Roswell Road NW, Sandy Spring, 404/255128

THE PALM 3391 Peachtree Road, Atl., Westin 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 }}} ★★★


HUNAN GOURMET 6070 Sandy Springs Circle NE, Atl. 404/303-8888. Authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine in a relaxing setting. p } ★★ NAN THAI FINE DINING 1350 Spring St. NW, Atl. 404/870-9933. Rich, tasty Thai and Thai fusion dishes with an artistic flair, reminiscent of the grand style of the ’40s and ’50s. p h }}} ★★ RICE 1104 Canton St., Roswell, 770/6400788; 1155 Hammond Dr., Sandy Springs, 770/817-9800. Grilled New Zealand lamb, Atlantic salmon, pad Thai and a variety of authentic Thai dishes. p } TAMARIND SEED 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 110, Atlanta. 404/873-4888. Savor authentic Thai, fresh curry and herb spices, meat, seafood and vegetables in an upscale setting, with specialties such as roasted duck breast, braised lamb tenderloin and Chilean sea bass. p }}}



¢ Celebrity chef Marvin Woods has brought his “Coastal Soul” to downtown Atlanta with the opening of Asante Restaurant and Lounge at 250 Park Ave. West NW. His signature style blends the worldly ingredients and techniques of South America, the Caribbean, the Low Country and Southern United States and Africa. ¢ In a unique partnership with celebrated chef Linton Hopkins, the Atlanta Botanical Garden will unveil a new full-service restaurant, Linton’s in the Garden, in late 2015. In the meantime, guests can enjoy The Café at Linton’s, with a signature menu based on natural meats and fresh, local produce, including fruits, vegetables and herbs grown at the garden. ¢ Chicken Salad Chick, a fastcasual restaurant, has opened a new franchise location in Kennesaw at 425 Ernest Barrett Pkwy. NW. ¢ Bento Hut, a fast-casual Pan Asian, sushi and fresh juice bar, has opened at Pencil Factory Flats & Shops, 349 Decatur St., Atlanta. Head Chef Buddy (of Sushi Avenue in Decatur and R. Rice in Sandy Springs) brings his unique DutchIndonesian background to every dish he creates. ¢ Ted’s Montana Grill at Avalon is now open at 6100 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. ¢ Condesa Coffee, a coffee and cocktail establishment in the Old 4th Ward, is set to open a new location in the Atlanta Daily World Building in January 2015 at 145 Auburn Ave. ¢ Whole Foods Market has opened a new location at 2800 Old Milton Pkwy.


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Let us plan a wedding celebration that’s traditional or anything but. Let us imagine a menu that adds a new twist to an old family recipe. Let us position the sunset over the lake for your walk down the aisle. Let us write the next chapter of your enduring love story.

We invite you to plan your wedding with us, at one of Georgia’s most elegant locations for inspired celebrations. To learn more, please call The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta at 404-527-4483, Buckhead at 404-495-2684 or Reynolds Plantation at 706-467-7115, or visit


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