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Grady Hospital’s Success Story Perspective of a Jewish Frenchman Protecting France’s Jewish Community Southern Tales Laura Seydel: Better Food Choices Around the South: Adel to Asheville Gallery Views Exhibitions Calendar Monica Matters: Mama Knows Best



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72 Tanner Medical’s Magnolia Ball 74 Parties for a Cause 80 On the Horizon 81 Zoo Atlanta’s Beastly Feast 82 Fix Georgia Pets 83 AHS Benefit 84 Legendary Party & Meals Gala 85 nsoro Foundation’s Starfish Ball 87 Luxe Looks: Bentley VIP Party 88 On the Homefront 91 Atlanta Opera Ball 92 Cause to Celebrate 94 Etcetera

14 Letter from the Editor 20 Letters to the Editor


Splashy Shades of Coral Beneath the Stars: Daring & Demure Navy Strong: Casual to Cocktail Daytime Dynamics: Red, White & Black


60 Breathtaking Bridal Gowns 64 Meadors-Gould Wedding 68 Madden-Duvall Wedding

96 Fun Around Town 102 Performing Arts 128 Spring Shows: ABG & Fernbank


106 Global Outlook: Travel Books 108 Explore Europe in Crystal Luxury


116 French Finesse: Le Bilboquet 119 Dining Guide: Best Bites in Town 123 Cookbooks: Delectable Desserts

COVER CREDITS SPRING cover: Richard R. Hays and Juanita & Gregory Baranco for GRADY WHITE COAT GALA. Location: grady memorial hospital. LATE SPRING cover: BRIDE CHARLOTTE MEADORS-GOULD WEARING Monique Lhuillier gown. Picture This! Photography. LOCATION: Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta. SPRING SPECIAL EDITION cover: Eiffel Tower © andreart | istockphoto.com.


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26 HEROES 26 HEALTHCARE The White Coat Grady Gala

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THE FAITH 30 KEEPING Battling religious persecution,

one Jewish Frenchman holds fast to his beloved homeland.

ENCHANTMENT 64 SPRING Charlotte Meadors and

Taylor Gould tie the knot in a breathtaking spring ceremony.

SPLENDOR 108 SEAGoinG Set sail for the sun-spangled

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n the spring of 2015, I find myself focused on recent significant events around the world. Being a southern luxury lifestyle magazine, we usually focus on our own community. However, the January attacks in Paris and the plight of European Jews in the advent of a new kind of war inspired me to contact a friend whose perspective on what it’s like to be at ground zero of monstrous attacks is told within this issue. I hope you read my Interview with a Frenchman and share my respect, compassion and fascination with his perceptions. Every great charitable foundation was created in response to a great need within our communities. We focus on a number of the tremendous success stories of several nonprofit foundations to overcome and solve these challenges. The Grady Health Foundation is nothing less than inspirational as it has not only raised enough money to save this critcally needed hospital in the heart of Atlanta, but elevated its status as one of the finest healthcare centers in the country. This spring’s White Coat Grady Gala is chaired by Atlanta business leaders Juanita and Gregory Baranco and promises to keep Grady saving lives.

Whether you’re a dog person or a cat person, you need to know that our state is in desperate need to solve the problem of massive overpopulation of these pets. Last season’s fundraisers for the Atlanta Humane Society and Fix Georgia Pets were enhanced when Gov. Nathan Deal proclaimed February as Spay & Neuter Awareness Month. British television star Victoria Stilwell of It’s Me or the Dog made a personal appearance for Fix Georgia Pets to plea for support for the urgent need to stop this animal crisis. On the optimistic side of life, our economy seems to be improving, but let there be no doubt, residential real estate values aren’t back up to pre-recession values making this an ideal buyers’ market for those shopping for lovely southern homes. One of the most stunning and notable estates in the swanky Buckhead neighborhoods is showcased in this issue and is sure to take your breath away! This issue is topped off with one of the world’s most luxurious ocean liners whose ports of call include the most picturesque cities in Europe, an amazing selection of spring fashions fit for all out glamour, and an introduction to one of Atlanta’s delectable new eateries, Le Bilboquet. So join me in welcoming the spring season with this awesome edition of Southern Seasons Magazine!

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Contents of historic Glenridge Hall to be auctioned in March Fine and decorative art, ornate tapestries, opulent furniture and magnificent lighting are among the treasures from Glenridge Hall that will be auctioned March 21-22 during a Spring Estates Auction at New Orleans Auction Galleries. The Sandy Springs estate was built in 1929 by prominent Atlanta businessman, banker and philanthropist Thomas Glenn and his second wife, Elizabeth Ewing, who commissioned architect Samuel Inman Cooper to design a Jacobean English Tudor style country house for the 400-acre property. It includes the main house that is over 14,000 square feet and features five bedrooms and ten fireplaces, as well as several other structures. “This is a rare and unprecedented opportunity for the public to view and bid on items from this important family and historic home, all of which have remained in the family for generations,” stated Susan D. Sarofim, CEO of New Orleans

Auction Galleries. While designing Glenridge Hall, Cooper created a fictitious history that suggested the estate had been founded in 1482 by royal decree. The Glenns used Cooper’s story as inspiration for curating their home, making several steamship voyages to Europe in the late 1920s and early 1930s to purchase fine art and furniture. Thomas and Elizabeth used Glenridge

Hall as a quiet rural weekend retreat and as a setting for lavish social and corporate entertaining until Thomas’ death in 1946. Glenridge Hall is still owned by a family descendant. In recent years, the home has been prominently featured in movies and television, including “Driving Miss Daisy” and “The Vampire Diaries.” To request a print catalogue, call 504/566-1849 or email Info@ NewOrleansAuction.com.







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ot everyone wants an attractive, celebrity smile that radiates confidence and charm ... but most people do! However, making a patient’s dream smile a reality isn’t quite that simple. There are many factors that should be considered when creating that optimal smile, including the individual’s facial features, personality, oral health status and more. At their world-renowned esthetic dental practice, Drs. Ronald Goldstein, David Garber and Maurice Salama have the combined technical skills and technology to create dream smiles for their patients. Utilizing an in-house, cross-disciplinary approach, the doctors determine the treatment sequence needed to create not only beautiful, but healthy smiles designed to meet and exceed the desires and needs of each patient. Combining the skills of all the in-house specialists, a coordinated, interdisciplinary smile design can be completed within their office.


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Letters to the editor

I knew your holiday issue would be divine! GINNY MILLNER

Your magazine is gorgeous! I’m taking it to New York to share with clients. Many thanks!

We always enjoy the journalistic writings of Gail O’Neill as well as her most interesting blog. But she really did such a beautiful job for the coverage of Jennie and Brandon Levitan’s wedding in the last issue. Judy & RonALD Goldstein, DDS

Mary Moore Bethea, Bonhams

An exceptionally beautiful magazine! Wow! The feature of our wedding in the winter 2015 Southern Seasons Magazine is incredible! You and your team are truly talented, and it was everything and more than I thought it would be. You outdid yourself. Thank you for your hard work and patience. I’ll never forget my wedding day and its highlights in Seasons. CAROLINE PARKER, ATLANTA

I came across your magazine online and think it is fabulous! Alicia Rohan, Birmingham, AL

The Southern Seasons article on Jen and Brandon was so beautiful! You and your team did an amazing job, and we were all so excited to just be a part of it all. Thank you so much for including our wedding in your issue – we know how hard it must be to pick from all the beautiful and interesting weddings around Atlanta! The story behind it all was perfect. You captured everyone’s thoughts and feelings and the pictures went right along with it. CATHY GOLDSTEIN



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I just received the holiday issue of Southern Seasons and want to thank you for supporting Stand Up to Cancer. Randy Cornish, Rubenstein

Thank you so much for including MacKenzie-Childs and Avion in your holiday issue. Annie Worthington, ALISON BROD PR

Wow! Thanks so much for the coverage on the Alexandra Llewellyn Backgammon Boards.


magazine is gorgeous! ” Totally loved your feature on Bogie & Bacall! I hope to attend the Bacall Estate auction in New York at the end of March. I loved reading about her prioritizing motherhood and family over her career. I always admired her but even more so since reading your story! Terri M. JONES, Nashville

Gorgeous cover! I enjoyed reading your magazine immensely. CHRISTIE KOZAK, ORVIS

As always, thanks for your coverage and support!


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What a treat to get my copy of Southern Seasons Magazine in the mail each season! Thanks to a great team for continuing to keep Atlanta in the know about cultural and charity events. Your support of such a variety of fundraising events truly makes a difference and is always fun to read and see.

Thank you to everyone who keeps the music playing. We could not do it without you! An exciting season is coming this summer.


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You can find a skin expert hanging on just about every corner. You’ll find so-called “skin experts” just about everywhere. Many who claim to have the qualifications to perform even the most sophisticated skin-related procedures. For your safety, make sure you select a doctor who is trained in the specialty of medical and cosmetic skin procedures for men and women of all ages. When it comes to treating your skin the right way, look for the right signs and make a smart decision. This patient safety message brought to you by: Herbert D. Alexander, Jr., M.D. Linda M. Benedict, M.D. Harold J. Brody, M.D. Alia S. Brown, M.D. Darren L. Casey, M.D. Kendra Cole, M.D. Jerry L. Cooper, M.D. Gregory J. Cox, M.D. Ashley Curtis, M.D. Richard L. Detlefs, M.D.

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Grady of Today leading the way in revolutionary health care It has been a transformation of near epic proportions. The Grady of today – equipped with cutting-edge technology and on the forefront of medical advancements – has come a long way since it nearly closed its doors in 2007. Atlanta’s medical jewel has secured its place as the cornerstone of health care in the state, still dedicated to its charity mission, but with a new focus on excellence at every level – from the patient experience to providing the highest quality lifesaving care available. 26



he road from near financial failure to more prosperous times was paved through the unprecedented support of the philanthropic community. Under the leadership of the Grady Health Foundation, that community support remains strong and the health system’s upward trajectory continues. The March 14 White Coat Grady Gala is a shining example of just how strong that support is. Co-chaired by Juanita and Gregory Baranco, owners of Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, and Richard R. Hays, Managing Partner, Alston & Bird, the fifth annual event has a goal of raising $1.2 million, bringing the five-year total of dollars raised to $5 million. Presented by The Coca-Cola Company and The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, and supported by countless other corporate and community stakeholders, this stellar occasion at the Georgia Aquarium will bring together not just the who’s who of the business and civic worlds, but also some of our nation’s leading physicians – the physicians who make Grady an internationally renowned academic medical center.

Gala founder Ada Lee Correll with co-chair Lovette Russell at the first White Coat Grady Gala in 2011, with the first Ada Lee and Pete Correll Healthcare Legacy Award winner Bernie Marcus. Southern Seasons Magazine


Healthcare Heroes - Dr. Guillermo Umpierrez, Dr. James Reed, Reverend Timothy McDonald and Dr. Raul Nogueira.

This year’s community and healthcare honorees represent excellence, dedication and commitment to Grady’s historic mission.

Ada Lee and Pete Correll Healthcare Legacy Award – Concerned Black Clergy With a mission to provide leadership, advocacy and service to the homeless, helpless and hopeless, the Concerned Black Clergy has been at the forefront of humanitarian efforts in the Metro Atlanta community for more than 30 years. The Concerned Black Clergy includes more than 150 church congregations and thousands of community activists who fight for the civil liberties of all people and give a voice to the voiceless.

Inspiring Mentor Award – Dr. Guillermo Umpierrez, Diabetes-Emory Guillermo Umpierrez, MD is professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism at Emory University School of Medicine, and Chief of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Grady. Dr. Umpierrez heads the Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program, the first nationally accredited all-Spanish

diabetes education program dedicated to providing diabetes education and lifestyle intervention to Latinos in Georgia.

Senior Sage Award – Dr. James Reed, Internal MedicineMorehouse James W. Reed, MD, is a professor of medicine and Associate Chair of Medicine for Research at the Morehouse School of Medicine and Chief of Endocrinology at Grady. A fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Clinical Endocrinology, Dr. Reed has practiced medicine more than 50 years and has been a member of the Morehouse School of Medicine since 1985.

Next Generation Healer – Dr. Raul Nogueira, Neurology-Emory Dr. Raul Nogueira, Director, Neuroendo-vascular Division - Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center, is an acclaimed interventional neurologist, specializing in neurocritical care and interventional neuroradiology. Since coming to Grady in 2010, Dr. Nogueira has not only saved lives, he has saved the cherished way of life patients often lose when a major stroke occurs.



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Sight AN INTERVIEW WITH A FRENCHMAN SOMETHING REMARKABLE HAPPENED ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015 Just days after the terrorist attacks in France, the world responded. In the greatest display of international, political, racial, and religious solidarity I have ever witnessed in my lifetime, the streets of Paris overflowed with millions of people in a rally in defiance against these acts of terrorism. I cannot imagine anyone not being deeply moved and feeling pride as members of the vast majority of human beings who simply believe in peace and freedom. World leaders walked arm in arm in a show of solidarity. Sadly, our own American president was not among them.

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In the same few days that the editor and key staff members of a satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, along with innocent shoppers in a Jewish market and several police officers were murdered, I learned of the increasing exodus of thousands of Jewish-French citizens leaving their own country and I wanted to understand why.


ean Claude is a cultured, well educated, affluent Frenchman of Jewish descent. I was introduced to him a few years ago when he visited Atlanta. He does not speak English well, but our mutual friend translated this interview. He does not suggest that his views and opinions are typical of most European Jews. But his story and perspective are fascinating. In his answer to my first question, he made it clear that he has no intention of joining the exodus of Jews from France in the aftermath of the January terror attacks. After all, Paris is his home and France is his homeland. Anti-Semitism in Europe is not new. In the last century, a great many European Jews were raised to blend seamlessly into their country’s mainstream society. Born in 1944, Jean Claude’s life was protected by his parents who were no strangers to the threats of fascism from the Nazi regime, so Jean Claude, like so many European Jews, was raised to keep his religious heritage fairly private. For his family, this meant omitting his mother’s Jewish maiden name from his birth certificate. Jean Claude did not forsake his Jewish heritage. He simply was never taught nor practiced the lessons of the Jewish faith. It was a matter of survival for him as he escaped the fate of his family who were captured and killed in concentration camps. He was raised more or less agnostic to avoid a strong identification with the synagogues or other Jewish organizations within their communities. He, like others, simply learned to blend into the mainstream majority. Few American Jews know what it’s like to have a Jewish business or synagogue bombed just down the street; European Jews do know and prior to the 1950s were raised in this atmosphere of “terrorism is possible,” which after World War II, calmed down to a non-violent form of anti-Semitism similar to what American Jews may experience, perhaps in the form of a social snub. But today’s European Jews are on guard for lifethreatening events due to the rise in violent Islamic radicalism.

I, myself, have been surprised when mild anti-Semitic remarks have been made in my presence in social situations by people who obviously do not know that I am Jewish, but I have never feared violence like today’s European Jews do. The French authorities have admitted that they just do not have the manpower to monitor over 1,000 radical Muslim extremists who hide among the 6 million Muslims residing in France. It is no wonder that French Jews have had a visceral reaction to January’s events! Unfortunately, France has certain Muslim communities which exist within its country and are considered high crime neigborhoods similar to high crime neighborhoods that exist in the US. CNN reported that the French police are simply wary when they have to go into these communities! One of the neighbors of the terrorists accidentally saw a huge cache of weapons in the terrorists’ apartment and was afraid to call police as these innocent Muslims consider the police impotent in a situation like this and feared reprisals from the radical extremists next door. It appears in hindsight that law enforcement must be more proactive in surveilling radicals within these communities to prevent horrific events before they happen. So there are two different issues: One is counterterrorism efforts and the other is police work. Violent crimes against Jews in France have been dramatically on the rise from the increase in these radical terror cells. January’s attack on the Jewish grocery store most likely made the front page because of its proximity and connections to the Charlie Hebdo attack, but according to in-depth reports, it is just the tip of the iceberg. Many of Jean Claude’s friends have moved to Israel, which he simply does not fully understand or agree with. He says he feels safer in France than he would in Israel. He pointed out that terror attacks against Jews are targeted, not random. French Jews with obviously Jewish names on their businesses, or those who display their faith in their manner of dress and other public actions or businesses do not feel safe any longer,

Jean Claude opined, “Anti-Semitism has always existed and continues, as does racism and sectarianism. It exists even between the Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews. Man will always have hate for those who are different from themselves. At the age of 10 in middle school, I went after anyone who made an anti-Semitic remark. The result of this is that I often went home with a bloody nose, but with a strong heart because even though I was small for my age, I would not let these remarks stand unpunished. I did this for my mother, as personally these remarks never hurt me because they came from insecure people who were ruled by fear of ideas different from their own.” 32


“We Are Charlie!” Jean Claude explained why Charlie Hebdo was targeted by the terrorists: The French people enjoy a love of satire. Charlie Hebdo is the most well known of this type of journalism in their magazine as they clearly make fun of and depict high profile politicians as they perceive them. When Charlie Hebdo satirized the Islam extremists in caricatures, it obviously enraged these egomaniacal monsters. “I think that the reporting done by journalists depends a lot on their own political beliefs. I think that it is difficult to form an opinion on what is reported in another country unless you live there. Journalists have a difficult profession and I admire them. Many brave journalists have been massacred this year by savages.”

and understandably so. They are easy targets. For Jean Claude, his life in France is well insulated by his successful businesses, associations and social community where he simply is hiding in plain sight. As of press deadline, the French people are showing a renewed resolve to combat this terrorism and not let them win. That is what the January 11 rally was about! We have received reports of French people in Muslim dress carrying signs saying “Je suis Juif” (I am Jewish) in addition to the signs saying “Je suis Charlie.” These strong, courageous and determined people have inspired the free world and are most certainly worthy of our admiration. © Andreapaggiaro | Dreamstime.com Southern Seasons Magazine |33

Protecting and Preserving France’s Jewish Community By Mark Moskowitz

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 with the mission “to fight the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all people alike.” Even back then ADL realized that you can’t just fight hate against one group because when there is hate against one group, there is hate against all. Therefore, our organization fights against prejudice and bigotry of all people.


hat is the consistent message the AntiDefamation League has sent to the French government and governments of other European countries where Jewish communities feel under threat. At the ADL, we believe that no one is born to hate, but that we learn hate and intolerance. This means we can unlearn it – but this must be a conscious and intentional process. We must learn ways to get along with each other; we must learn to respect each other’s differences; we must learn how to be allies for each other. ADL understands that you have to change the environment against racism, bigotry and prejudice. Our signature educational program, No Place for Hate, is designed to help schools create a culture of respect. It celebrates the diversity in our schools and empowers students to challenge all forms of bigotry. And this is a model for France to emulate. In recent years, a rise in violence against French Jews has caused widespread insecurity. Most attacks are against visibly Jewish targets, whether individuals on the street or synagogues or kosher restaurants. In a 2013 poll, 60 percent of French Jews said they expected to be the victim of an anti-Semitic attack over the next 12 months. And half said they usually or always avoided wearing a kippah or other outward sign of being Jewish. While violent attacks mar the daily life of many French Jews, they are only part of the story. ADL’s groundbreaking Global 100 Survey of anti-Semitic beliefs around the world found a distressingly high percentage of French people who agree with common anti-Semitic stereotypes. Thirty-four percent of French respondents believed at least six out of eleven stereotypes, compared to an average of 25 percent in the European Union, and 9 percent in the United States. 34


The French government has committed to restoring security and a sense of confidence for its Jewish community. It has increased security at Jewish institutions and pledged to reinforce teaching of respect for others throughout its educational system. The government must meet this challenge or it will lose its Jewish community. Emigration to Israel and elsewhere has increased over the past years, but there is no massive exodus. Of the half million Jews in France, about 7,000 left for Israel last year. Many of those who left, as in years before, have done so for Zionist reasons, not out of fear. Emigration to Israel – aliyah – should be for positive reasons, not as an escape. Jews must be able to live freely and openly as Jews wherever they are citizens, and it is each government’s responsibility to make it so. We believe the sincerity and conviction of France’s political leadership, and support their efforts to protect and reassure the French Jewish community. Mark Moskowitz is Atlanta Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League.

SoutherN Tales

n MY SUNSHINE AWAY, M. O. WALSH (G.P. Putnam’s sons/Penguin Group)

Steeped in the sultry surrounds of his beloved Baton Rouge, M.O. Walsh’s riveting tale unfolds in a flashback to the summer of 1989, when the narrator was a 14-year-old boy, all but consumed by his love for the golden girl across the street, Lindy Simpson. His idyllic childhood, filled with summer cookouts and spicy crawfish, is shattered when Lindy is raped one night while riding her bike home from track practice. Nothing is ever the same in the neighborhood. Walsh’s debut novel is both a spellbinding mystery and a compelling coming-of-age story, with beautifully penned poetic prose about the meaning of family, the power of memory and the ability to forgive.

n NEVER ISN’T LONG ENOUGH, f. diane pickett (Uphill Publishing)

Written by a true Southerner who knows her way around the Derby, Diane Pickett’s humorous family saga spans the years from the Civil War through World War II, chronicling the doomed romance between a young farm girl and a wealthy older man called to God and commerce. It’s the story of how a single mistake can turn the promise of youth into a life-long quest for retribution. The edgy novel offers an irreverent look at religion and the social culture of the South – all too often masquerading as “southern gentility.” All book sales benefit the historic Florida Chautauqua Assembly, which Pickett, an Atlanta native, helped to revive.

n our auntie rosa, SHEILA MCCAULEY KEYS AND EDDIE B. ALLEN JR. (TARCHER/ Penguin Group)

In this intimate portrait of “the lady who wouldn’t give up her seat on the bus,” Rosa Parks’ niece Sheila McCauley Keys and Eddie B. Allen Jr. offer an in-depth chronicle of the woman who was not only the mother of the Civil Rights Movement, but a nurturing mother figure. Featuring rare family photos, keepsakes and correspondence, Our Auntie Rosa is a life’s instruction manual from one of the most famous figures in American history that will inspire generations to come.

n before i go, colleen oakley (Gallery Books)

In this touching debut novel by Atlantabased writer Colleen Oakley, a young woman must come to grips with her mortality when faced with a bleak diagnosis of stage IV breast cancer. Caught up in a whirlwind of raw emotions, 27-year-old Daisy Richmond realizes her greatest fear isn’t for herself, but for her husband Jack. With the help of her best friend, she sets out to find a new wife to take care of him when she’s gone. But the further she goes on her quest to find a perfect match, the more she questions the sanity of her plan. Through a journey filled with humor, denial, selfreflection and tears, Daisy discovers that letting go is the hardest love of all.

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (Feb. 4, 1913-Oct. 24, 2005) was an African-American Civil Rights activist. On Dec. 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Al., Parks refused the bus driver’s order for her to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation, but her act of defiance and the subsequent Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the modern Civil Rights Movement. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation, collaborating with civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Although honored in later years, she also suffered for her act; she was fired from her job as a seamstress in a local department store and received death threats for years afterwards. Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman and second non-U.S. government official to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda. Southern Seasons Magazine


Scan the item’s barcode with EWG’s Food Scores free mobile app for full nutritional information.

How does your food score? When you look at food ingredient labels, you’re probably checking to make sure there are no trans fats or latent sugars, but what about all those other chemicals that are impossible to pronounce? And is that really the only thing you should be concerned about when you are buying food for you and your family, what about how it was processed or how nutritious it is? By Laura Turner Seydel


rom the amount of sugar to whether BPA is present in the packaging of your food, these factors can have a profound effect on the overall well-being of you and your family. Up until recently, understanding the full impact of your family’s favorite foods could be an overwhelming task, but thanks to the Environmental Working Group’s new food database EWG’s Food Scores: Rate Your Plate (www.ewg. org/foodscores), you don’t have to guess anymore. Their website rates more than 80,000 packaged foods from 1,500 brands with more being added every month. Each food item is rated along three criteria – nutrition, ingredient concerns and processing – from one to ten, with one being the best. This in-depth view offers a more complete profile of what is in processed foods so you can make the best decisions. You can look up foods on their database, or you can download their free app on your smartphone, scan the item’s barcode and instantly get the food score! So what are Americans eating from the supermarket? Only one out of six foods earns Food Scores top rating. A meager 18% of foods score in the ideal green zone, 57% in the moderate yellow to orange, and 25% score the worst in red. Across all products scored, 58% of them contain added sugar!



This is a serious problem in the American diet. Here in Georgia, we have the third highest rate of child obesity in the nation, as well as a growing number diagnosed with Type II diabetes, an adult disease previously unheard of ten years ago among kids. But fighting back against the growing youth obesity crisis is a national imperative. In addition to sugar being heavily present in kids’ diets, there is also a dramatic dietary absence of vegetables. I was invited recently to speak at the School Nutrition Industry Conference where it was evident that the school nutrition professionals are working hard to figure out how to get kids to make healthier choices at school. Research was shared showing kids don’t often choose the vegetable, and when they do there’s a high chance it will end up in the garbage untouched. In Atlanta, there is groundbreaking work underway to educate and provide better food options for the city’s residents, including children and youth. I have experienced firsthand how kids love to plant in a garden and how much they enjoy preparing and eating the fruits and veggies they grow. Any type of garden will do the trick! For many inner-city children this is the first exposure they have to learning vegetables are not born in plastic bags. Whether a farm-to-school program, where kids visit production farms, or gardens in the classroom programs like Captain Planet

ABOVE: Chef Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene teaching kids at a Project Learning Garden. RIGHT: Kiki Goshay, Ken Cook (president and cofounder of Environmental Working Group) AND Laura Seydel.

Foundation’s Project Learning Garden (www.captainplanetfdn. org), kids learn lifelong skills and habits that transform into dramatically improved lifestyle choices well into adulthood. This education is critical because often times, even if the school offers balanced choices for lunch, these children often return home to unhealthy and processed foods or, sadly, no food at all. By educating them on nutritious food and preparation, kids are given a leg up with knowledge, understanding and some necessary tools to make better choices at home. This includes sharing their new found passion and skill sets with their parents and grandparents. This is especially true for children living in communities, called food deserts, where children and families do not have access to fresh foods. The Georgia Food Oasis (www. georgiafoodoasis.org) is an incredible collaboration among more than 100 organizations working together to figure out how best to address the health and nutrition problems in Atlanta’s most economically depressed areas. This innovative program, headed by Atlanta Food Bank (www.acfb.org) and Georgia Organics (www.georgiaorganics.org), has been so effective it will soon be implemented statewide, and will hopefully serve as a model for other states. By collaborating, nonprofits apply their individual expertise in a combined holistic approach to satisfy each problem touchpoint. Residents can receive shopping lessons and cooking demos, prescriptions for nutritious foods from participating doctors,

education and resources to implement community gardens, summer feeding programs for youth, microloans for food entrepreneurs and SNAP coupons are honored two for one when choices are made that prioritize fresh produce over processed foods at farmer’s markets or participating grocery stores. With access to all these resources and education, residents are thriving by learning to eat, cook and grow more nourishing foods. When we provide a good foundation for our children to make better and more wholesome lifestyle choices, we empower them for life, and in turn they will pass these same lessons down to their children. Laying the groundwork for living well starts at home. Use EWG’s Food Scores and vote with your dollars for nutritious food. In addition to food scores, you can find many other important and useful resources to help you make the best choices. Shop smart, your family’s health will thank you. Southern Seasons Magazine




Little River Fest – March 28 in Adel, Ga. Head south to Reed Bingham State Park in Adel for a day of family fun at the Little River Fest on March 28, with canoeing and kayaking, pontoon boat tours, fishing, reptile shows, food vendors, arts & crafts and music. 10 AM-4 PM. Free admission, $5 parking. This 1,613-acre park in south Georgia also offers campsites, boat and bike rental, and picnic shelters. 229/896-3551. GaStateParks.org/ReedBingham. From left: Newnan Courthouse, Newnan Carnegie Library, courtroom interior.

Southern LitFest – June 5-6 in Newnan Celebrate the charm of the South at Newnan’s Southern LitFest 2015 on June 5-6. The inaugural event kicks off Friday evening in the historic district with “Bourbon on the Porch.” Saturday’s schedule includes discussions of great literary works by Southern authors, books by new authors, a literary lunch and Southern dinner. Market Square additionally features local artisans and farm-fresh produce on Saturday morning, along with live bluegrass music. Festivities are centered around the town square, within easy walking distance. Venues include the 1903 Carnegie Library (Georgia’s oldest existing library), the courtroom of the 1904 Coweta County Courthouse, and some of Newnan’s most inviting porches. Limited tickets are available March 1. Proceeds benefit the Carnegie Library. southernlitfest.com.



Above: Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, gray drop waist silk velvet formal dress with original bodice from the 1920s embellished with diamante stones and gold seed beads. Lady Mary Crawley dark red dress worn at dinner. Matthew Crawley black tail suit with waistcoat, white shirt and tie worn for formal occasions. White silk day dress and coat with black trim and hat (right) worn by Cora Crawley at the Downton Village Flower Show. Light cream linen suit, watch fob, white shirt, collar, ascot with stock pin and brown shoes worn by Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham on several outings.

Photos courtesy Exhibits Development Group

“Dressing Downton” unveiled at Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C. Featuring more than 45 fabulous costumes from the popular PBS series “Downton Abbey,” “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” is on view through May 25 at Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C. From lavish gowns and evening attire to country tweeds and servants’ uniforms, the clothing is showcased in rooms throughout the grand estate in groupings inspired by the fictional show, as well as the real lives of the Vanderbilts during the early 20th century. “The day-to-day running of the house was surprisingly similar to that of Downton Abbey,” said Biltmore’s Director of Museum Services Ellen Rickman. “Just like Downton has Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes, Biltmore had its own cast of fascinating characters.” That includes George Vanderbilt, his wife Edith, their daughter Cornelia, and the servants who lived in the 250-room house, which bears a striking resemblance to Highclere Castle, where the series was filmed. Depicting an era of great change, the period costumes in the exhibition act as a window into history, beginning in 1912

with the sinking of the Titanic, moving into the tumultuous years of World War I, and finally through the dawn of the Jazz Age in the early 1920s. Themes explore the evolution of fashion, nuances of etiquette, the changing roles of women and the life of service staff. The award-winning costumes – many cut from fine fabrics and decorated with intricate embroidery, lace and beading – were created by renowned London costume house Cosprop Ltd. Some are original pieces from the period, while others are based on photographs and historic patterns. Admission to “Dressing Downton” is included with regular estate ticket purchase. Among the special offerings in conjunction with the exhibit are a behind-the-scenes guided “Upstairs-Downstairs Tour,” an English Sunday Brunch at Cedric’s Tavern, early 20th century themed cocktails, a “Rooftop Sparkling Wine Reception” (select weekends in April and May), and a hotel package. biltmore.com. Southern Seasons Magazine




“African Cosmos: STELLAR ARTS” at Carlos Museum

Above: Pendant (akrafokonmu), Asante peoples, Ghana, late 19th to early 20th century; gold alloy, 3 x 18 x 15 cm. National Museum of African Art, gift of the Roy and Brigitta Mitchell Collection. Photograph by Franko Khoury. Top right: Female figures (ere ibeji), Yoruba peoples, Nigeria, early to mid-20th century; wood, glass beads, metal, pigment, cloth, plant fiber, 26.7 x 45.7 x 8.3 cm. National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution. Photograph by Franko Khoury.

“African Cosmos: Stellar Arts,” on view through June 21 at the Carlos Museum, features more than 70 spectacular works – from paintings and sculpture to jewelry and masks – inspired by the sun, moon, stars and other celestial phenomena. Organized by the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian, the exhibit explores the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy through traditional and contemporary African arts. The pieces collectively show how observations of the heavens are part of the knowledge that informs origin stories, artistic expression and ritual practice in African cultures. Standing at the core of creation myths and the foundation of moral values, celestial bodies are often accorded sacred capacities and are part of the “cosmological map” that allows humans to chart their course through life. carlos.emory.edu.


Left: Piero Lerda (Italian, 1927–2007), La creazione del mondo, 2007, mixed media on cardboard, 16 1/2 x 14 11/16 inches (sheet). Above: Piero Lerda, Art Blakey: On the Street Where You Live, 1995, collage on paper, 10 x 6 3/8 inches (sheet). Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; gifts of Valeria Gennaro Lerda. 40


“Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda,” on view through May 10 at Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, presents a cross-section of the work of the Italian artist. Drawing philosophical and literary themes from Jean-Paul Sartre, George Bernanos, Friedrich Nietzsche and others, Lerda wove together recognizable shapes and cryptic recurring symbols to form personal alphabets. His juxtapositions sought to find a balance between order and chaos, good and evil, pessimism and witty irony. Working in a variety of media (including innumerable collage materials from candy wrappers to corrugated cardboard), Lerda created abstract works both playful and cerebral. georgiamuseum.org.


Above: Helen Levitt (American, 1913-2009); New York, ca. 1940, gelatin silver print. Collection of the Telfair Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. Robert O. Levitt. © Estate of Helen Levitt. Top right: Gordon Parks (American, 1912–2006); Department Store, Mobile, Alabama, 1956. Promised gift of The Gordon Parks Foundation.

The power of a picture speaks volumes at two captivating photography exhibits at the High Museum of Art. “Gordon Parks: Segregation Story,” on view through June 7, features more than 40 photographs by the trailblazing African American artist that depict the daily life and struggles of a multigenerational family living in segregated Alabama. Many of the photos were created for an influential 1950s Life magazine article that exposed Americans to the effects of racial segregation. “Helen Levitt: In the Street,” on view through May 31, showcases 30 works from one of the best-known street photographers of the 20th century. Levitt documented the everyday dramas of New York City with honesty, humor and heart. high.org.

DEEANN RIEVES EXHIBITion AT SPRUILL GALLERY “Skimming the Surface,” an exhibit of abstract paintings by Marietta artist Deeann Rieves, is on view through April 4 at the Spruill Gallery in Atlanta. The mixed media works emphasize the minute beauty found in the natural world. Organic forms shaped with bold colors and brushstrokes contrast with delicate embroidery and subtle Above: Deann Rieves, “Invigorate.” textures to create multi-layered Right: Deann Rieves, “Skimming the Surface. pieces. “In nature, colors and textures thrive or subdue during their life cycle, and my inspiration derives from the transitions that happen during this process,” Rieves said. “I am most interested in this display of growth and decay because of how intimately it speaks of change.” spruillarts. org. deeannrieves.com. Southern Seasons Magazine






Alan avery art company Through March 21 Jim Dine March 27-May 2 Randall

LaGro: Works on Paper. Opening reception: 7-10 PM March 27. May 15-June 30 Sharon Weiner: Ignotus. 315 East Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/237-0370.


ANN JACKSON GALLERY 32 Canton St., Roswell. Mon.-Sat. 770/993-4783.


ANNE IRWIN FINE ART 690 Miami Circle, #150, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/467-1200.


Art station galleries March 7-May 3 Trolley Stop

Gallery: Tannery Row Artist Colony. April 2-May 3 Main Gallery: DeKalb County School Exhibit. May 16-July 25 Spring Exhibits. Ongoing 3-D Invitational Crafts. 5384 Manor Dr., St. Mtn. Tues.-Sat.

artstation.org. 770/469-1105.


Ongoing Public art on display. beltline.org.

ATL. BOTANICAL GARDEN Through April 12 “Orchid Daze: Pop Art!,” an exotic showcase of

blooms highlights the Pop Art movement in the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid


May 2-Oct. 3 “Bruce Munro:

LIGHT in the Garden.” 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE. Atl. Open daily. atlantabotanicalgarden.org.



Through April 11 “Pratfall Tramps,” work by Tammy Rae Carland, Jamie Isenstein, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, and Mary Reid Kelley. May 1-July 25 “Endless Road: A Look at Nexus Press,” explores the pioneering work of producing artists’ books. 535 Means Street NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/688-1970. thecontemporary.org.

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER Through April 4 “Wilbur G. Kurtz: History in Gone With the Wind.”

Through April 26 “Confederate

Odyssey: The George W. Wray Jr. Civil War Collection.” May 6-Nov. 20 “Filming in the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens – From Hollywood to Nuremberg.” May-Nov. “We Had Arrived at Georgia: The von Reck Sketchbook, 1736.” 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Open daily. 404/814-4000.


“Out of Fashion” Through March 21 Hagedorn Gallery


175 Peters St. SW, Atl. Thurs.-Sat.

besharatgallery.com. 404/5244781.


April 3-May 2 Hunter & Gatti and Daniel Motz. Reception: 6-9 PM April 3. 764 Miami Circle, Suite 120, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/352-8114. lowegallery.com.


Through March 15 “Altered States: The Art of Susan Easton Burns & Julia Burns.” Through May 3 “Unexpected Perspectives: Thom Ross on the Civil War,” inspired by the folk heroes and martyrs whose epic stories reach legendary status. Through May 10 “Nature and Nuance: The Art of Clyde Aspevig,” one of America’s greatest landscape painters captures the unique beauty of the High Plains. 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. Tues.-Sun. boothmuseum.org. 770/387-1300.

breman museum

Through July 5 “Where The Wild

Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures,” showcasing Sendak’s most famous pieces through preliminary sketches, finished artwork and interactive displays. 1440 Spring St., NW, Atl. Sun.-Fri. 678/222-

3700. thebreman.org.


March 13-May 8 Kellie Romany. Reception: 7-9 PM March 13. May 15-July 10 Tim Hunter. Reception: 7-9 PM May 15. 980 Briarcliff Road NE. Mon.-Sat.

404/872-5338. callanwolde.org.


Wonderful,” animal puppets from different cultures. Tues.-Sun. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl.

404/873-3391. puppet.org.


Ongoing Aviation exhibits and

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

org. 404/715-7886. Landon Nordeman, 2014




March 6 “Smile.” 6-9 PM.

April 3 Art Walk “Breaking the Rules,” 5-9 PM. May 1 Art Walk “Like Mother, Like Daughter,” featuring Susan Easton Burns and Julia Burns. 5-9 PM. 25 W. Park Square, Marietta. Tues.Sat. dkgallery.us. 770/427-5377.


Through May 3 “The Power of Poison.” From the pages of fairy tales to the journals of modern medicine, explore the fascinating biology of poison. 767 Clifton Road, Atl. Open daily. fernbankmuseum. org. 404/929-6300.


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



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


georgia museum of art

Through March 8 Alice Fischer. Through April 19 “Small Truths:

Pierre Daura’s Life and Vision.” “Pierre Daura (1896–1976): Picturing Attachments.” Through May 10 “Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda.” Through May 31 Terra Verte. 90 Carlton St., Athens, East Campus of UGA, Arts Complex. Tues.-Sun. georgiamuseum.org.



Fashion,” works from photographer Landon Nordeman. “Color Fields,” paintings of Georgia landscapes by Katherine Sandoz. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. #25, Atl. 404/492-7718.



Through April 1 “The Civil War in Sandy Springs,” tells the story of how the community was forever altered by the Civil War. 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. 11 AM-2 PM Wed. & Sat. heritagesandysprings.org.


Through May 10 “Dox Thrash: An American Journey.”

Through May 24 “José Parlá:

Segmented Realities.” “Imagining New Worlds: Wifredo Lam, José Parlá and Fahamu Pecou.” Through May 31 “Helen Levitt: In

“Sustainable Shelter” Through April 5 at MODA the Street.” “A Painter’s Profile The High Celebrates Romare Bearden.” “African Art: Building the Collection.” Through June 6 “Earl Pardon’s ‘Portable Art’: Jewelry and Design.” Through June 7 “Gordon Parks: Segregation Story.” “Leonard Freed: Black in White America.” Through Oct. 4 “The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100.” Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun.

Road, Dunwoody. 678/812-4002.


MArietta/cobb museum of art Through March 29 “Corey

404/733-HIGH. high.org.

Barksdale and Felix Berroa: Afro Vision.” “James Partee, Jr.: My Brush with Wildlife.” April 18-June 28 “Carl Holzman and Sally Tharpe.” “Jere Allen: Ebb and Flow.” 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Tues.-Sun. 770/528-1444.



4240 Rickenbacker Dr., Atl. Mon.-Sat. huffharrington.com.



Through March 14 “Gordon Parks:

Segregation Story.” “Andrew Moore: The South.” “Steve Schapiro: Selma.” 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/233-3739.



March 17-April 4 Joe Parrott. April 7-25 Jim Rodgers. May 5-23 Chris Groves.

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



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



Through March 31 “Chalom

Yashan – A Journey Back Home,” works by Israeli artist Hirut Yosef honor strong African women using vibrant color and traditional design. Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery, MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill


1386 Mayson St., Atl. Tues.-Sat.

404/879-1500. masonmurer.com.


Through May 17 “Creating Matter:

The Prints of Mildred Thompson.” Through June 21 “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts,” explores the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and African arts. Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/727-

4282. carlos.emory.edu.


Through April 11 “Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists.” April 25-July 3 “Larry Jens Anderson A Retrospective.” Museum of Contemporary Art of Ga., TULA Art Center, 75 Bennett St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/3678700. mocaga.org.

MOCA GA/TULA Art Complex

Eclectic collection of working artist studios, fine art galleries and alternative art spaces. 75 Bennett St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat.



Through April 5 “Sustainable

Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature,” explores how animals and humans have adapted to differing environments through an amazing diversity of structures. April 19-Aug. 9 Designing Healthy Communities. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. Tues.-Sun. 404/979-


6455. museumofdesign.org.




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



425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite 30-A, Atl. Mon.-Fri. 404/841-7777.

Through April 4 “Skimming the Surface: Deeann Rieves.” Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Tues.-Sat. 770/394-4019. April 24-26 Pottery & Art Sale. 10 AM-9 PM Fri., 10 AM-5 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. Spruill Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 770/394-3447.

April 10-May 8 Southworks 2015

National Juried Art Exhibition. 34 School St., Watkinsville. Tues.Sat. 706/769-4565. ocaf.com.


Through March 1 Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition. Through April 30 “Time is an Illusion: Revisiting Einstein’s Theories of Relativity.” “Azadi va Edalat: Stories Retold by Contemporary Iranian Women Artists.” 4484 Peachtree Road, NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/364-8555.



Through March 20 “50 Years of Philanthropy,” the history of significant contributions made by The Forward Arts Foundation to Atlanta art institutions. 3130 Slaton Dr., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/266-2636.





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

March 6-April A collection of

paintings by Jean de Botton, Olena Zvyagintseva and Richard Downs. April 23-May 29 Brian Rutenberg, Deedra Ludwig. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., No. 24, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/869-0511.


r. alexander GALLERY

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

8662. ralexanderfineart.com.




Continents,” rare exhibit of Georgia Tech’s Joan Blaeu’s Grooten Atlas (published in Amsterdam between 1662-1665). Ga. Tech campus, 500 10th St., NW, Atl. Mon.-Fri. ipst.


Through May 15 “A Gathering of

gatech.edu/amp. 404/894-7840.

690 Miami Circle, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/814-1811.


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Mama knows best! It is amazing how much smarter my mother became in my eyes, as I got older. Her favorite saying has become real for me. When I was in my twenties, laughing at her for doing something I thought surely was a sign of old age, she would say, “As you are, I once was; as I am, one day you will be.” She is 92 now and I am 67 and her words echo every time I misplace my keys or forget why I went into a room.


ctually we all grow up with our mother’s voices in our heads and while many of our mothers say the same things like, “I brought you into this world and I’ll take you out,” or “You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar,” my mother, Hattie Wallace Jones Edmondson, had a knack for dispensing words of wisdom, comfort and chastisement, seldom heard elsewhere. She was the first high school graduate on the maternal side of my family. She grew up in School House Alley in the shadow of the Hillerich and Bradsby Bat Company in Smoketown in Louisville, Kentucky. And while some people snubbed Smoketown, she was proud of her roots. “It’s not where you come from, but where you are going. It’s what you do with what you have that makes you what you are. So don’t make excuses, make work.” And that’s how she became the first high school graduate in the family. She was sent off to St. Mary’s Academy, an all black, girls Catholic boarding school, then in the French Quarter in New Orleans. She paid her tuition with sweat – working in the kitchen, cleaning, doing whatever the nuns needed – and with tears of joy, when as a saxophonist, she would be allowed to leave the school to perform with the band. She graduated in 1944, took a job as a mail clerk at the post office, and married my dad (her childhood sweetheart) in 1946. I was born in October of 1947. They divorced when I was three. She never received child support and always worked minimum wage jobs but she always gave top dollar service. “Monnie, all work is good work as long as it is honest work. Remember even the President of the United States needs a plumber. Always do your best, 44



Monica with her 92-year-old mother, Hattie Wallace Jones Edmondson.

because you don’t know who’s watching.” She constantly reminded me I could have anything and everything I wanted, if I got a good education, worked hard and had patience. “Anything worth having is worth working and waiting for.” But as sweet and encouraging as she was, she had no problems being Mama. “Nothing spoils a duck but its bill,” she’d say when I got a little mouthy. Think about it, a duck is lovely until it opens its mouth and quacks. I’ll never forget how she described one of my “fast” girlfriends she would never let me visit. “If she had as many sticking out of her as stuck in her, she’d look like a porcupine.” And Hattie-isms didn’t go away when I became an adult and had my first job in television. During a commercial break an obscene remark by the weatherman about Dolly Parton’s anatomy wasn’t heard but my “Oh (dirty word for feces) shut up” was heard, according to the show director. I immediately apologized when the newscast continued. After the show, there were two calls: from the news director and from my mother, “Monica Rosie Lee Jones Kaufman, why would you put something in your mouth, you wouldn’t hold in your hand?” Click! I could write a book of Hattie-isms, but this article will do for now. Mama believes in keeping it real and in today’s world, how refreshing.

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Realtor Bonneau Ansley III showcases one of Buckhead’s gems being offered to his exclusive clientele. Of course he wouldn’t tell me “who” the Hollywood A-list star was who rented this fabulous gated estate for nearly a year, but there’s no wonder why this major celebrity selected this stunning abode while filming a blockbuster movie in Atlanta.



Diamonds a Rhinestone Market!


onneau describes this amazing residence as located in the “tenderloin� of Buckhead’s most prestigious residential address. Completely private from the street and the neighbors, this classic haven simply resonates with Hollywood

glam. At just over 11,000 square feet of interior living space, the house itself is as comfortable as it is impressive, with soaring 40-foot high ceilings in certain rooms. The home is nestled into lush landscaped acreage perfectly

appointed with waterfalls, infinity swimming pool, fountains, a spacious patio and a simply lovely private lake encompassing nearly half of the 4+ acre property. Featuring eight bedrooms, seven full baths and three half baths, a three-car garage and a slew of lavish amenities, the house offers both residents and guests privacy and the sense of a retreat. The architecture and perfectly staged interiors resonate a mid-century modern style influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, providing cozy comfort rather than gilded opulence. In other words, it is desirably livable.

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At just over 11,000 square feet of interior living space, the house itself is as comfortable as it is impressive, with soaring 40-foot high ceilings in certain rooms. Immense natural light floods in through two-story windows and awesome views of the gorgeous landscape are visible from every room. The living areas are divided into “pods” connected by galley walks, giving the guest wing privacy while connected to the central living spaces. The interiors are staged with intimate vignettes to host small gatherings and yet this home could easily accommodate and entertain hundreds of guests. The architecture provided such great bones, making



it “open concept before open concept was cool.” Renovations completed in 2008 brought it into the 21st century with state-of-the-art features that might only be expected in new construction, but the beautifully landscaped property itself – which has been manicured and matured over nearly three decades since the home was first built in 1987 – has blended this home into the best of both worlds. Offered at $4.5 million.

This expansive glamorous estate home includes its own private lake. The house itself is divided into pods connected by galley walkways.

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THE NEW NORMAL IN ATLANTA’S REAL ESTATE MARKET Bonneau Ansley III has the legacy of five generations of community leaders - among them, icons in developing, building and selling Atlanta’s most desirable homes and neighborhoods. His great-great-great uncle built Ansley Park in 19 04, and each generation of his clan has picked up the gauntlet and added to the family’s legacy of contributing to the city’s growth and appeal as one of the most beautiful cities in the country for well over 100 years. Bonneau himself has his own stellar accomplishments, having personally sold over $150 million in real estate in 2014 alone. At age 19 he actually had his own real estate license. He is credited with having sold many of the most important homes in the South.

When I asked Bonneau if this was the best “buyer’s market” in history, he offered a refreshing perspective. “This is both a great buyers and sellers market,” he explained. “After the recession hit, residential and commercial real estate suffered from prerecession concepts of their property’s valuations. Now, most property owners have adjusted to the new normal values which they can expect to pay or receive for their property. Atlanta has historically offered the best values nationwide in upscale luxury residential real estate, and now it’s even better. Today’s buyers can expect to find wonderful homes at a fraction of what they may cost in other cities. Today’s sellers are more realistic about the current value of their homes.”

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ook for underwater influences to surface from head to toe this spring – from coral hued dresses and accessories to accent pieces inspired by botanicals that thrive in the deep. Lang patent strappy sandal in geranium. Available at jimmychoo.com.



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Beneat Marchesa Lily embroidered stone box clutch in black.

Cable classics large pendant in sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold with diamonds. davidyurman.com.


extiles get the star treatment this season: whether covered with spangles for a festive touch, lace overlays that merely hint at what lies beneath or peek-a-boo dressing that’s equal parts demure and daring. Meanwhile, neutral accessories in silver, gold and black will support all the drama above without detracting from the main attraction.

Konstantino pearl-tip intricately carved sterling silver hinge bracelet with 18k yellow gold detailing. neimanmarcus.com.

Konstantino drop earrings in intricately carved sterling silver with 18k yellow gold detailing.

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3Strapless lace mermaid gown by Marchesa.

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he navy’s got you covered from day-tonight or casualto-cocktail dressing. But when it comes to jazzing up these wardrobe staples, let your guiding principle be all things that shimmer, sparkle and shine.

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Blue chiffon cocktail dress with glitter details. carolinaherrera.com.

Louise crisscross patent leather sandal in navy. jimmychoo.com.

trong Mimi So 18k white gold diamond pendant necklace. mimiso.com.

Swarovski crystal navette drop earrings. oscardelarenta.com.

Paul Morelli diamond confetti double wire bracelet in 18k white gold. neimanmarcus.com.

Miseno Sealeaf Collection 18k white gold diamond ring. neimanmarcus.com.

Lurex moire faille blazer and matching pant by Oscar de la Renta.

Glitter Clutch Bag in midnight. laurenmerkin.com.

Notte by Marchesa rose tattoo-lace bodice cocktail dress. saks.com.

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daytim Cabochon chandelier earrings with swarovski crystals. oscardelarenta.com.

Petite Albion sterline silver pendant with pyrope garnet and diamonds. davidyurman.com.


Petite Wheaton ring in sterling silver with garnet and diamonds by David Yurman.

othing adds instant pizzazz to black and white dressing like a jolt of ruby red. Crimson is also the best defense against ladylike dressing that can verge on frumpy. Just remember, a little goes a long way! Starburst stud earrings in sterling silver with garnet by David Yurman.

Real Red long sleeve boatneck collage dress with mesh inserts. donnakaran.com.

Metal top short silk tassel earrings by Oscar de la Renta.



Black elbow sleeve bateau top with black and white slim skirt with ultra stretch organza side panels by Donna Karan.

Christian Louboutin leather d’Orsay pump with cutout pinked-edge trim. neimanmarcus.com.

Dynamics e Marquise-shaped onyx pendant in 14-karat yellow gold. lanajewelry.com.

Alexander Wang stingray color block sneaker clutch bag. neimanmarcus.com.

Seed pearl tassel necklace in 18-karat white gold. ivankatrumpcollection.com.

Suede triple-strap wavy sandal by Prada. neimanmarcus.com.

Long-sleeve tweed skirt dress by Oscar de la Renta.

Belted sleeveless v-neck full pleated sun dress with mesh inserts by Donna Karan.

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taying ontrend is easy when nude tones meet blushing brides. While elegant touches – including crystals, diaphanous draping and sheer volume – add just the right level of drama without going over the top.

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Phoenix 18k rose gold diamond feather necklace by Mimi So. Available at neimanmarcus.com

Marco Bicego Jaipur stacked hand-engraved 18k yellow gold and alternating rings of pave white diamonds in 18k white gold. Available at Neiman Marcus.

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ot feeling the whole princess-for-aday silhouette in bridal dressing? Perfectly understandable! But you can still give yourself the royal treatment with the little things – like shoes, hair accessories and sashes – that are instantly transformed with just the right touches of bling. The Reiki slingback from the Freya Rose Couture Hanami collection is the epitome of indulgence. The stunning sandals are exquisitely embellished with over 800 real pearls and delicate silk flowers, handmade by embroidery artist Jo Butcher. The signature mother-ofpearl heel makes them truly precious. Reiki slingback.

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Meadors - Gould Enchanting Spring Wedding in Atlanta

harlotte Lee Meadors and Taylor Russell Gould were united in marriage May 3, 2014, at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. The beautiful evening ceremony, attended by 425 guests, was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Donald Allen Harp, the bride’s childhood minister. Charlotte was radiant in a Monique Lhuillier gown, her upswept hair pinned with a Parisian brooch representing her adolescent years as a classically trained ballerina. Walked down the aisle by her father, she carried her maternal grandmother’s Bible (a tradition for all of the women in her family) and a vintage handkerchief, embroidered with lilacs and her monogram – both tucked into an elegant white bouquet. The bridesmaids’ dove-grey dresses, along with lavender blooms and pops of purple from their flowers, captured the whimsy of spring. “My wedding was a dream come true. I loved all of the

personal touches,” said Charlotte, singing the praises of designer extraordinaire Tony Brewer of Tony Brewer and Company, who brought her lilac-inspired ideas to life. “There were so many amazing moments that made our ceremony special to us, like my sister serving as matron of honor with her twin boys as our ring bearers. Their pillows were made from handkerchiefs carried by my grandmother and great-grandmother.” Charlotte’s mother presented her with a special gift: a bracelet of sixpence (customized by Brown & Co. Jewelers) that represented the years of birth of her parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. A grand reception was held at the Capital City Country Club, with a cocktail hour overlooking the pristine grounds and golf course, followed by a buffet dinner of the couple’s favorite Southern fare and other delicacies. The lovely fivetiered wedding cake, classically designed by The Frosted Pumpkin, featured vanilla cream icing with alternating layers of vanilla and raspberry filling.

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The rooftop terrace was transformed into a fantastic white-tented garden, complete with fountain, chandeliers, candlelight and flowers in the bride’s signature lavender, white and green. After the newlyweds had their first dance to a Talking Heads song, the band kept guests on their toes into the night. The evening was perfectly orchestrated by Lisanne McDearman of Watermark Weddings. “I felt like I was in the middle of a fairy tale,” Charlotte said. “It was elegant, magical, enchanted and romantic – complete with my very own Prince Charming.” Charlotte is the daughter of Dr. Patricia Herndon Meadors and Irby Allen Meadors of Atlanta. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, she works at Damon Liss Design. Taylor, the son of Ashley and Jeffrey Gould of Nashville, is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University. He is employed by the software company BetterCloud. The couple honeymooned in Peter Island, British Virgin Islands. They reside in New York City. 66


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Caroline wanted to replicate the style of her mother’s cascading bridal bouquet. The beautiful arrangement included Alabaster white garden roses, white peonies, gardenias, white sweet peas, cascading white delphiniums, white freesias, over 275 stephanotis blooms and trailing wispy English ivy.



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Buckhead Nuptials with Southern Flair

aroline Marie Madden and Charles “Chas” Frazier Duvall were united in marriage June 28, 2014, at Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta. The traditional black-tie ceremony was officiated by Dr. Gil Watson, senior

pastor. The bride was beautiful in a French lace gown and veil by Anna Maier Ulla-Maija Couture. Her two sisters served as the maids of honor, while the groom’s two brothers were the best men. “When the doors opened to the sanctuary, my heart nearly skipped a beat. I took a deep breath, shared a smile with my dad, and we began our walk. It seemed like a fairy

tale,” Caroline said. “Having all of our family and friends surrounding us was truly an unforgettable moment.” A dazzling reception followed at the Capital City Country Club. Floral and event designer Britt Wood captured the bright blooms of summer – both in the ballroom and out on the terrace – with exquisite arrangements of coral charm peonies (Caroline’s favorite flower), hydrangeas and David Austin roses. The couple’s magnolia flower theme was carried throughout the wedding. The buffet-style reception included everything from lobster fritters to fried okra and a mac-and-cheese bar. “I wanted to embrace my southern roots, while still maintaining classic style,” said Caroline, the daughter of Kelly and Bert Madden of Atlanta.

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Making sure that their 300 guests had a great time was a top priority. “We wanted to keep everyone on the dance floor the whole night, so we provided flip-flops to change into and an energetic Motown band, The Voltage Brothers.” The fabulous evening was perfectly planned by Louise Hanlon of Classic Weddings of Buckhead. “The entire night fulfilled and surpassed all dreams I had as a little girl,” Caroline beamed. “Dancing the night away and celebrating with friends and family was exactly what I wished for!” The wedding cakes were a stunning showcase of the 70


artistry of Mark Lotti of Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes. The bride’s five-tier vanilla pound cake with buttercream frosting mimicked the detail of her lace dress. It was set off by her grandmother’s vintage pink lace tablecloth – Caroline’s “something old.” The groom’s clever cake was a bucket of crabs with a side of Old Bay seasoning. “I wanted to touch on Chas’ Maryland roots by creating a cake that resembled something he loved and reminded him of home,” she said. The newlyweds met during their sophomore year at the University of Alabama, after being introduced by friends.

The groom’s clever cake was a bucket of crabs with a side of Old Bay seasoning.

“It was an instant connection,” quipped Caroline, who majored in elementary education and is now a teacher. “Chas proposed to me five years later on a February morning in Atlanta.” Chas, the son of Anne Broughton Duvall of Potomac, Md., and Stephen Duvall of Hilton Head Island, S.C., is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley who earned his degree in finance. The couple honeymooned at Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. They reside in Atlanta. Southern Seasons Magazine


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By Mary Busby

The 2015 Magnolia Ball Executive Committee: Decorations vice-chairs Susan Stone Adams and Julia Wilson; co-chair Tina Reid; decorations vice-chair Erica Greene; sponsorship vice-chair Tim Warren; co-chair Erica Tisinger; auction vice-chairs Emily Garner, Ann Newman and Kristen Gill. (Not photographed, sponsorship vice-chair Jim Gill.)

Storm Clouds with Silver Linings


west Georgia gala that began with monsoonlike rain celebrates its silver anniversary this year. Tanner Medical Foundation’s 25th Annual Magnolia Ball will take place on April 25 in support of a dedicated, inpatient Orthopedic and Spine Unit at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton. After an inauspicious start, few could have predicted the event would become a venerated local tradition still being celebrated a quarter century later. The inaugural ball, staged under a “big tent” in the countryside on May 4, 1991, was preempted by torrential rain. Ladies found their feet stained the color of their dyed shoes and tuxedoed gentlemen were soon drenched from pushing cars out of the mud. Yet the rain couldn’t dampen spirits, and an evening of lively entertainment and sumptuous food in the company of local 72


luminaries ensued. More than $220,000 was raised for Tanner Medical Center’s (then) new Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Thanks to a call placed by one intrepid guest, 25 tons of gravel was delivered before the band finished, allowing guests to easily drive home from the ball.

Since then, Tanner Medical Foundation’s signature fundraising gala has raised nearly $9 million in support of vital initiatives at Tanner Health System. With help from more than 200 volunteers, a magical world unfolds each spring under expansive tents on the grounds of the Richards’ family estate in Carrollton. Committee members labor on every detail from auction preparations to decor for themes such as “License to Thrill” and “Kentucky Derby.” “Le Cirque des Rêves, Celebrating 25 Years of Magical Memories” was selected by co-chairs Tina Reid and Erica Tisinger as this year’s theme. Inspired by a mystical circus that arrives unannounced in the best-selling novel Night Circus, this ethereal motif is a fitting backdrop to the Magnolia Ball’s 25th anniversary fundraiser. And for generations of west Georgians who will benefit from the new Orthopedic and Spine Unit, it is truly a silver lining.


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Cause Partiesfora




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. myers@choa.org.


March 7 “Fosteropoly,” the 11th annual benefit for Foster Care Support Foundation, will take place at the Grand Hyatt, Buckhead. Proceeds support abused and neglected children. Tickets $175.


March 7 6 PM. One of Atlanta’s most prestigious social events, the black-tie evening begins with a cocktail reception, followed by entertainment by Jason Alexander and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, dinner, auction and dancing. Gala chair Ed Labry. For more information, visit atlantasymphony.org/gala.


HEARING CHILDREN’S VOICES March 7 14th annual event

to benefit SafePath Children’s Advocacy will be held at Cobb Galleria Centre with the theme, “The Wizard of Cause.” Robyn Roberts, Kevin Greiner and Jay Cunningham, co-chairs. For more information, visit safepath.org.


March 7 7 PM. 7th annual

American craft council SHOW PREVIEW PARTY

March 12 6-9 PM. The party kicks 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.

fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park with live music, food and drinks, live and silent auctions, and giveaways. Tickets $85. Visit


for EnAble of Georgia will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center. The evening features dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions.

enablega.org. 770/664-4347.


anniversary of the historic Fox Theatre campaign honoring the

March 7 6 PM. 27th annual benefit

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

A Legendary Encore: An All-Access Celebration of the Fox


Event co-chairs Jay Myers, Carolyn Llorens, Fox Theatre President and CEO Allan Vella, event co-chair Ingrid Saunders Jones, Georgia Trust President and CEO Mark C. McDonald and event co-chair Caroline Tucker. 


Ron Jones Photography

at The Fox Theatre – March 14

Julie Paulk Porter, Julie Paulk Photography

Ball vice presidents Heather Rees and Patricia Leuallen; president Kim Sherk; auction vice presidents Marianne Detling and Melanie Mueller (not pictured).

circle for children emerald ball at the Georgia Aquarium March 28

people who kept the legend alive. Carolyn Llorens, Caroline Tucker, Jay Myers and Ingrid Saunders Jones, co-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

specialevents@georgiatrust.org. foxtheatre.org/thelegend.

COTTAGE SCHOOL GALA March 14 Glitter Gala goes

Back to the Future at this annual scholarship fundraiser for the Cottage School. For more information contact Tangela McFarlane at tangelam@


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. Patti Dickey, chair. Contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at KHoogerwerf@ AtlantaHistoryCenter.com or



March 19 6-9 PM. Spectacular event features a pre-show cocktail reception, the “Art of Fashion” presentation by Neiman Marcus, and a post-show celebration. Proceeds support visual arts programs including a fine artist marketplace, juried exhibition, related public programs, and marketing support of exhibitions of visual artists of African descent.


404/730-6369. nbaf.org.

celebrates its annual fundraising campaign at the Georgia Aquarium with a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony honoring Atlanta’s healthcare heroes.


March 14 Grady Health Foundation


AHC Members Guild luncheon

March 18 The Members Guild of the Atlanta History Center will celebrate its annual luncheon with Atlanta Goes Hollywood. Guests can

March 20 6:30 PM. UNICEF

supporters and philanthropists Rebecca and Sanjay Gupta will be honored with the 2015 Global Philanthropist Award at this inaugural event at Summerour Studio. The event includes a seated dinner designed by Chef Kevin Rathbun, the award presentation and a live auction. Proceeds support UNICEF’s lifesaving

programs for children. unicefusa. org/help/events/unicefs-eveningfor-children-first-atlanta.


March 20 7-10:30 PM. Popular kick-off for the 18th annual Junior League of Atlanta’s Tour of Kitchens (March 28-29) at Pirch, Atlanta’s premier design studio. The night includes a show-stopping, hands-on culinary demonstration, phenomenal fare and full bar as well as incredible live and silent auctions. 678/916-


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. autismfoundationga.org.

the Museum of Contemporary Art will honor twelve-time auctioneer extraordinaire, James H. Landon. During the live auction, works by 20 extraordinary Georgia artists will be auctioned; 80 works will be available during the silent auction through a mobile auction platform.

Pink Affair

March 21 7:30 PM. 14th annual

March 21 The SCA Guild presents this benefit for the Spruill Center for the Arts at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Guests can enjoy a memorable evening of dining, dancing and entertainment, plus an auction. 770/394-

3447. spruillguild@gmail.com. spruillarts.org.

March 21 12th annual benefit for

404/367-8700. mocaga.org.

3100. jlatlanta.org.



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. myturningpoint.org. Call Callie Emison at 770/360-9271.

Shaken, Not Stirred Gala March 21 7-10:30 PM. 5th

annual gala, presented by Northside Hospital, features a fun and fashionable evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, casino games, tributes and live and silent auctions at the Delta Flight Museum. Attire is black tieoptional. Tickets $150. Benefits the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.


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PARTIES FOR A CAUSE Healthcare of Atlanta. Contact Ashley Dollar at 404/785-7316 or



April 16 6:30 PM. Festive, Latinthemed cocktail party features specialty drinks and food, an exciting high-end silent auction and the popular Wall of Wine. Proceeds benefit Quality Care for Children’s emergency child care program. Honorary chair Lovette Russell. 404/479-4205. QualityCareforChildren.org.

Chairman Patti Dickey with committee members Dottie Smith, Lisa Rayner and Lisa Fuller.

ahc members guild luncheon at the Atlanta History Center – March 18


April 17 This year’s annual fundraiser for the Michael C. Carlos Museum, “An Exotic Moroccan Evening at the Imperial Fez,” will honor Sally and Jim Morgens. Rebecca and Sidney Yarbrough III, chairs. Reid Mizell and Bernard van der Lande, patron chairs. For an invitation, call 404/727-2115.



April 17-19 Athens and Lexington, Georgia. 404/885-7812. georgiatrust.org.




Annual benefit for the Atlanta Humane Society at Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipps Plaze features a fashion show featuring Badgley Mischka spring couture and a catered luncheon. Tickets $100.

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

Children presents the Emerald Ball at the Georgia Aquarium, featuring a multiple-course dinner with wine pairings, dancing and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the Center for Children and Young Adults. circle4children.org.

April 18 The Atlanta International School community will join together to celebrate a “Passport to Mexico” at the school’s historic Buckhead location. The evening promises a unique experience with a seated dinner, dancing, entertainment and exciting live and silent auctions.


aischool.org. 404/841-3869.

Diplomatic Corps will be honored at an elegant black-tie dinner dance at the InterContinental Buckhead. The ball will be hosted by the Georgia Council for International Visitors. gciv.org/

April 18 The 50th annual top competitive race in the country will be held at Kingston Downs near Rome, Ga. The beneficiary is Bert’s Big Adventure. Gates open at 9 AM. 404/237-7436.



March 23 11:30 AM -2 PM.



(Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates) will honor Millie Bush at this 11th annual event held at the Piedmont Driving Club, featuring a seated luncheon, raffle and fashion show. 404/874-2888. gacasa.org.

March 25-28 Enjoy Atlanta’s



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. sandyspringssociety.org.

ACC preview party at the Cobb Galleria Centre March 12



Preview Party co-chairs Malissa and Bill Peace. (Not pictured: Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel and Kathy and David Williams.)

March 28 6 PM. The Circle For

March 28 Members of the Georgia

programs/icb/. 404/832-5560.

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 prizes. Little girls will be treated like a celebrity with hairstylists, makeup artists and more. Benefits Children’s




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 21 6:30 PM. The Garden Associates present this elegant cocktail party and silent auction

swan house ball

on the lawn of the Swan House April 18

featuring rare plants, unusual cultivars, and garden treasures ranging from practical to whimsical objets d’art. Enjoy exquisite catering, live music and a beautiful setting. Benefiting the Jitsuko Johnson Plant Explorers Fund. 404/591-1574.



April 24 7:30 PM. Join Ahimsa House to celebrate 11 years of helping people and pets who are victims of domestic violence. Themed “Celebrating Courageous Hearts,” the evening features silent and live auctions, a raffle, music and dinner at The Venetial Room at 10 Hurt Plaza. ahimsahouse.org.

annual ball at the Richards Family Estate in Carrollton. “Le Cirque des Rêves, Celebrating 25 Years of Magical Memories” was selected by co-chairs Tina Reid and Erica Tisinger as this year’s theme. The evening includes dining, dancing and an auction.



April 25 8 PM-midnight. Emerging Leaders for Childrens (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@ choa.org.



Foundation presents the 25th

fundraiser, “The Enchanted

April 25 Tanner Medical

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Front row: Jack Markwalter of Atlantic Trust with Juanita Markwalter, Ball chairmen Maggie Staton and Mary Katherine Greene, Ball Honoree Pat Hartrampf; On stairs: Atlanta History Center President and CEO Sheffield Hale with Ball Honoree Louise Gunn.

Garden,” features a seated dinner and wine pairings, silent and live auctions, and dancing. This blacktie optional benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Co-chairs David and Ann Potts, Dan and Jessica DuPree, and Michael and Gillian Marks. Contact Linda Murphy at 404/325-6973 or limurphy@cff.org. cff.org/


10-18. Benefits MannaFund.org.


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. hopefashionshow.org.


April 29 Open Hand’s 23rd annual

Be the Model Fashion Show

April 26 2-4 PM. The 2nd annual benefit will showcase several of Atlanta’s celebrity role models who will strut the runway with their children featuring the fashions of Tootsies. Other models will include winners from the Be the Model Video Campaign for youth ages

fundraiser will be hosted at more than 100 metro Atlanta restaurants. 25% or more of the total check at participating restaurants will support Open Hand’s community nutrition programs. 404/419-3333.

diningoutforlife.com/atlanta. diningoutforoh.org.

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Front row: Kathryn Loia, Ann Nable and Joan Plunkett (advisor). Back row: Elizabeth Kelly and Barbara Groves.

May 9 “Light the Night” is the theme of this annual benefit for the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The evening begins with an exclusive VIP reception in the Discovery Center with music, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails followed by a gourmet dinner in Kingfisher Hall which includes a live auction and short program. Dessert and dance music wrap up the evening at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion. Visit chattnaturecenter.org. 770/992-2055.


May 9 6:30 PM-midnight. 15th annual black-tie gala at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis emphasizes the impressive work of TechBridge’s nonprofit clients. Janet Sherlock and Bill VanCurren, co-chairs. techbridge.org.

Women of Style and Substance Fashion Show

May 11 11 AM. CHOA fundraiser

tossed out treasures preview party at the Atlanta History Center – March 26

Peachtree Christian Hospice Gala and Awards Dinner

April 30 6:30 PM. 13th annual

benefit at the historic Atlanta Athletic Club begins with a reception followed by dinner and the presentation of the Scott Hudgens “Good and Faith Servant.” The elegant evening will also feature music from the Broadway sensation and motion picture Academy Award winner, “The Sound of Music.” For sponsorship information, call Martha Todd at 770/205-9249 ; for reservations, call Monica Johnson at 770/232-7727.



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 while enjoying delicious delicacies and signature cocktails from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants. The zoo’s exotic residents will serve as the entertainment for the event, which will be beautifully decorated by Tony Brewer and Company. An amazing auction and dancing to live music will round out the festivities. zooatlanta.org. 78


May 2 5:30 PM. Gala dance competition at Loews Atlanta Hotel pairs 12 celebrity dancers with 12 professional dancers, all raising funds by gaining votes. Proceeds support the programs and services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and families and caregivers. dancingstarsofatlanta.com.


May 2 2-8 PM. The Shepherd Center Junior Committee’s annual fundraiser features a live broadcast of the running of the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs, as well as music, food and silent and live auctions at Chastain Horse Park. Proceeds benefit the center’s Therapeutic Recreation Program.

404/350-7778. derbyday.com.


May 2 6:30 PM. 10th 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 African-American Art Acquisition and Endowment Funds. 404/733-3303. high.org.

HEARTS WITH HOPE GALA 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. padv.org.


May 2 5 PM. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at Iron Horse Farm in Milton, Ga., with a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, a wine pull, games, dancing, food and beverages. Live and silent auctions offer attendees a chance to bid on everything from wine and restaurant gifts to exotic vacations. Benefits the Child Development Association. cdakids.org.


May 7 6:30-10 PM. An elegant evening of flavorful cuisine and delicious wines featuring chefs from more than 50 of Atlanta’s top restaurants at the Georgia Aquarium. Event chairs Pano Karatassos and George McKerrow. 770/436-5151. ce.strength.org.


May 9 6 PM. The Georgia Chapter of JDRF will present its 19th annual gala at the InterContinental Buckhead. The evening soiree will kick off with a cocktail party and extensive silent auction. Guests can enjoy a seated dinner and take part in a live auction. 404/4205996. georgia.jdrf.org.

presented by Saks Fifth Avenue at the St. Regis Atlanta will honor Helen Carlos, Patti Dickey, Leslie McLeod, Cynthia Moreland, Beth Park, Louise Sams and Caroline Tucker. Event attendees get a sneak peak of Brunello Cucinello’s Fall 2015 Collection. choa.org.


Highlands, N.C. May 14-16 A benefit weekend for the education programs of The Bascom, with private wine dinners, grand wine tastings, a gala dinner, live and silent auctions, a culinary sampling by local chefs and symposiums. 828/787-2882.


go red for women’s luncheon

May 15 10:30 AM-1:30 PM. The luncheon at the Atlanta Marriott Marques features health exhibits, educational breakout sessions, silent auction and a heart-healthy lunch. Contact Kelsey Schival at 678/224-2065. atlantagored. ahaevents.org. AtlantaGoesRed@ heart.org.


May 16 6:30-11 PM. The Atlanta Police Foundation’s signature event spotlights the tremendous work of the men and women of the Atlanta Police Department. Guests can enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, live music and world-class auctions at the Marriott Marquis. Call 404/586-0180. atlantapolicefoundation.org.


May 16 7 PM. Star-studded

Peachtree Christian Hospice presents our 13thAnnual Benefit, Gala and Awards Dinner Featuring Entertainment From

April 30, 2015 u 6:30 pm Atlanta Athletic Club Johns Creek, GA

Sponsorship Information: Martha Todd 770.205.9249 Reservations: Monica Johnson 770.232.7727

Reservations: $200 per person/$2,000 for a table of 10 Sponsorship Opportunities Available www.peachtreechristianhospice.com/events

fundraiser for Atlanta’s own Tony® Awardwinning Alliance Theatre at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta features a fabulous live and silent auction, dinner and cocktails and great entertainment. For more information, contact Paige Smith at paige.smith@ woodruffcenter.org or 404/733-4697.



May 28 6:30 PM. Five prominent business leaders will be honored by the Atlanta Father’s Day Council at this annual dinner at the The College Football Hall of Fame. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Contact Tiffany Kirkland at tkirkland@diabetes.org or 404/320-7100 ext. 3096. diabetes.org/foty.

Cars & ‘Q for the Cause

May 30 4-7 PM. Join Choate Construction for the 6th annual fundraiser featuring stellar cars, BBQ and music to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Guests can browse over 70 classic, muscle and exotic cars and bikes while enjoying cocktails, dinner, live music and a raffle. Tickets $15 for entry and dinner; $30 for entry, dinner and bar. Tickets $20 and $40 at the door. choateco. com/cars-q-for-the-cause-2015 or call 678/892-1224.


Glitter is The Cottage School’s annual gala supporting student scholarships. For more information please contact Tangela McFarlane, tangelam@cottageschool.org

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June 4 5:30-8:30 PM. An evening

of high-energy spelling competition and Scrabble playing, plus great food, music and a silent auction at the Fox Theatre, to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta. 404/377-


2015 Southeast EMMY® AWARDS GALA June 6 The Southeast Chapter

of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will recognize the best of the region’s TV productions at the 41st annual awards dinner. natassoutheast.tv.



the Loews Atlanta Hotel begins with a silent auction and reception followed by a live auction and dinner. mwoy.org/ga.


June 13 8 PM-midnight. The Artemis Guild of Young Professionals celebrates Fernbank Museum’s 21st annual gala, a “Night of Illusions,” with live music, food and an auction. Ashley and Prescot Miller honorees. Kristy and Matt Campbell, and Alyse and Eric Ramer, chairs. artemis@

fernbankmuseum.org. 404/9296404.






Opera Company will be holding its annual fundraiser at the Church of the Atonement featuring the music of Georgia and Ira Gershwin. Attendees are invited to bring their own “indoor picnic” dinners, and experience beautiful music in the air-conditioned indoors. The event will also feature a silent auction.

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

July 25 6:30 PM. Capitol City

June 13 6:30 PM. Enjoy an elegant


evening of cocktails, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing. Proceeds fund the preservation of Bulloch Hall. 770/992-1731.



June 27 6 PM. Presented by Winning The Battles in your Mind, this black-tie benefit at the Cobb Galleria Centre celebrates families with children stricken with sickle cell anemia. The event features a full-course dinner, fashion show and entertainment. 770/309-3655.



Chattanooga, Tenn. Aug. 29 Annual fundraiser for the Creative Discovery Museum of Chattanooga, with an evening of daring entertainment, spectacular food, silent and roaming auction packages. 423/648-6085.

Sept. 12 Big Brothers Big Sisters


Back on the Farm

Sept. 25 The Atlanta History Center will host a fabulous evening for a casual party with terrific entertainment and a delicious farmto-table dinner of locally sourced seasonal food. Funds raised at benefit the care and historical interpretation of the animals of Smith Family Farm. For more information, contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at KHoogerwerf@ AtlantaHistoryCenter.com or




Make Mom Proud

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Kelly Quinn and Michael Magnotta are engaged to be married April 25, 2015 at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Roswell, Georgia



Adopt-A-Manatee® for Her on Mother’s Day

Call 1-800-432-(JOIN) 5646 savethemanatee.org Photo © David Schrichte

Beastly Feast 2015 patron co-chair Jackie Greene, local Ford Motor Company representative Mark Street, event co-chairs Tara & Mark Widener, and hospitality co-chair Holly Moffett. Photography by Jim Fitts

Zoo Atlanta’s 2015 Beastly Feast


his spring’s Beastly Feast, set for Saturday, May 2, on the grounds of Zoo Atlanta, promises an evening of festive fun and exotic elegance. Presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund, the event’s Chameleon Kaleidoscope theme will showcase the zoo’s newest exhibit, “Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience,” scheduled to open April 2. 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. Beginning at 6:30 pm, guests can stroll around the zoo’s lush grounds and partake in delicious delicacies and signature cocktails from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants, including Chai Pani, Flip Burger, Food 101, Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern Gentleman, The Shed at Glenwood, Smoke Ring, Sol Catering and Rathbun’s. 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. Co-chairs for the 2015 Beastly Feast are Tara and Mark Widener. Committee members also include Ginger Greene and Jackie Greene, patron co-chairs; Holly Moffett and Kathleen Waldrop, hospitality chairs; Lisa and Jeff Martin, patron party chairs; Tony Brewer, décor chair; and Christina McClelland, auction 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 fabulous evening in one of Atlanta’s most unique settings! Host tables for 10 are $5,000; corporate donors may sponsor tables for 10 at the levels of $7,500, $12,500 and $25,000. Individual tickets start at $450. To inquire about benefits of various tables and tickets, visit www.zooatlanta.org/beastly_feast. Southern Seasons Magazine


“Pay it Forward” for


“If you can’t afford to care for both me and my puppies, then, please have me fixed!” No donation is too small to make a difference. • Fix Georgia Pets (FGP) is a nonprofit organization working statewide to end the needless killing of more than 300,000 adoptable pets in a multitude of Georgia shelters every year due to pet overpopulation. • The primary mission of FGP is to help fund low-cost spay and neuter programs throughout the state. • FGP is not in competition with Humane Societies, rescue facilities or other animal welfare entities, but rather supports and enhances many of the animal welfare organizations throughout Georgia with funding as needed and available.

Fix Georgia Pets 6300 Powers Ferry Rd. • Suite 600-205 • Atlanta, GA 30339 • info@fixgapets.com • 404.835.4100

www.fixgeorgiapets.org FIX GEORGIA PETS is a non-profit organization that pays for the spaying and neutering of pets for dog and cat owners who just cannot afford the high cost of veterinary care.



Photography by Kim Link

Bonhams representative Mary Moore Bethea and gallery owner Bill Lowe.

Karen Spiegel, BHHS president/ CEO Dan Forsman with his lab Cooper, Mary Moore Bethea and Toni McGowan, BHHS executive VP.

A Celebration of Dogs

I Photography by Nancy Jo McDaniel

nternational auction house Bonhams presented the 5th annual “A Celebration of Dogs” benefiting the Atlanta Humane Society. Cochaired by Bonhams rep Mary Moore Bethea and Karen Spiegel, the event was held at the Bill Lowe Gallery on Miami Circle and featured an elegant cocktail buffet supper and a preview of paintings from Bonhams upcoming auction of “Dogs in Show and Field.” Sponsors were BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties and Springmont Montessori School.

Chris Holstein of BNY Mellon Wealth Management and his wife Kathleen with Scout.

Cal Morgan, AHS president, and Lauren Stevenson of Springmont Montessori School.

Roxy the dog is looking for a forever home.

Ginny Millner Debra Berger and Victoria Stilwell

Guy Millner

Dolly Ogden and Rubye Reid

Swan Coach House Dinner


nimal lovers turned out in full force for the 2nd annual Swan Coach House Dinner to benefit Fix Georgia Pets. The entertaining evening included fabulous food and celebrity guest speaker Victoria Stilwell, dazzling British host of Animal Planet’s show “It’s Me or the Dog.” The event was hosted by Ginny Millner and Rubye Reid, co-founders of Fix Georgia Pets, a nonprofit organization that facilitates low-cost spay/neuter services in an effort to end pet overpopulation in Georgia. “The evening was an overwhelming success,” said Rubye Reid, thanking John Pruitt, Mercedes Benz of Buckhead and other supporters and sponsors. The benefit coincided with February’s Spay/Neuter Awareness Month in Georgia, proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Southern Seasons Magazine


Meals on Wheels Atlanta

A Meal to Remember


ABOVE: Cynthia Widner Wall of PNC Wealth Management and her husband James Wall. TOP LEFT: event honoree Isaac Blythers and his daughter Keisha and wife Melody Blythers. LEFT: A Meal to Remember Cochairs Patti Dickey, Dottie Smith and Lovette Russell. Photography by Jim Fitts

elebrating the 50th anniversary of Meals On Wheels Atlanta, A Meal to Remember served up a fabulous evening of food, fun and philanthropy at The St. Regis, Atlanta. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous five-course dinner, followed by dancing and an exciting auction. The elegant evening was orchestrated by co-chairs Patti Dickey, Lovette Russell and Dottie Smith, with lead sponsors Cox Enterprises, Neiman Marcus, PNC Wealth Management, AGL Resources, Chris Carlos, Wilmington Trust and The St. Regis Atlanta. Honoree Isaac Blythers, retired Atlanta Gas Light president, and AGL Resources were paid tribute for their unflagging support of Meals On Wheels’ mission to support senior independence through meals, shelter, education and community. The prestigious Ingrid Saunders Jones Corporate Community Service Award was presented to Rosalind Brewer, president/CEO of Sam’s Club.

Cindy & Bill Voyles of Ed Voyles Automotive with Faye & John Donaldson.

Hunter & Britt Amos, Debby & Steele Alphin, Emily & Blair Farinholt.

The Shepherd Center

Photography by Jim Fitts

Legendary Party Chair Cecilia Wright, Honorary Chair Lou Brown Jewell and Allen Wright of UBS Financial Services JOINED BY A COLORFUL CAST OF CHARACTERS FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ.


Adam Malone and his daughter Emily with Debbie & Tom Malone of www.southernSeasons.net Malone Law Offices.

The Legendary Party transported guests to the magical Land of Oz – complete with yellow brick road, poppy fields and costumed characters – at the 26th annual benefit for Shepherd Center. Creatively staged in The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Ballroom by decorator Tony Brewer, the “Wizard of Oz”-themed evening dazzled with a storybook trip to the Emerald City, where visitors sipped “Old-Fashioned Twister” cocktails, mingled with Dorothy and company, and dined on Oz-inspired gourmet fare. Among the fantastic vignettes was the tornado-destroyed Kansas farmhouse, atop the wicked witch. Turner Broadcasting lent Dorothy’s original ruby red slippers, worn by star Judy Garland in the 1939 movie classic, for the occasion. Cecilia Wright chaired the tremendously successful event, which was presented by The Home Depot. Honorary chair Lou Brown Jewell was applauded for her three decade-long dedication to Shepherd Center, a nationally-acclaimed treatment and rehabilitation center for those experiencing spinal cord, brain or catastrophic injuries.



ENJOYING THE BALL IN magnificent Mardi Gras ensembles, John and Vicki Palmer ARE longtime benefactors of the nsoro Foundation.

Starfish Ball King Tony Conway and Queen Sandra Baldwin are flanked by Brazilian Carnivale dancers, DECKED IN BRILLIANT peacock feather headdresses.

pictured at the CHECK PRESENTATION BY Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia: Jack Sawyer, Urcel Fields AND Dr. William Alexander of Amerigroup, Darrell Mays, Cynthia Moreland, Tish Inman and Su Longman.

Jack Sawyer (far right) of Ball sponsor Wilmington Trust was joined by his family at the gala. SEATED: Marge Sawyer and her daughter Lynne Travis. standing: Dr. Bill Torres and David Travis.

Ringing in the 10th anniversary of the nsoro Foundation with Carnivale-style merriment, the 2015 Starfish Ball was a tremendous success, thanks to a $25,000 contribution from Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia and overwhelming generosity from lead sponsors Darrell and Tara Mays, Wilmington Trust, Tish and John Inman and the Patricia Bowman Terwilliger Family Foundation. Dual event sponsors Tony Conway of Legendary Events and Sandra Baldwin reigned as “King” and “Queen” at this year’s event, held at The St. Regis Atlanta. Founded by Darrell Mays and directed by Cynthia Moreland, the nsoro Foundation assists students emancipated from foster care in Georgia with high school graduation programs, college scholarships and mentoring. PHOTOGRAPY BY Moses Robinson and Tiffany Powell

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Atlanta Speech School Guild

Language & Literacy Gala

Jason and Yasmeen Williams, Ronnie Agami, Richard Courts AND Amy Agami.

Brad Jancik, Greer Monin, Liza Jancik AND Andy Monin.


he 41st Annual Language & Literacy Gala of the Atlanta Speech School Guild raised nearly $250,000 for the school’s financial aid program. Held in November at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven with 800 guests in attendance, the festive fundraiser featured a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and entertainment by the Bradley Cole Smith Band. Auction highlights included fine jewelry from Ascot Diamonds, trips to exotic destinations, two business class tickets to anywhere Delta Air Lines flies worldwide, original art from Atlanta Speech School students and a purebred Golden Retriever puppy. Gala co-chairs were Meredith Courts, Mary Alicia DeFrancis and Suzanne Deriso. The benefit is the longest continually running holiday event in Atlanta and the largest annual fundraiser for the school, which will award more than $2 million in financial aid this year, Gala Co-chairs Suzanne Deriso, Meredith 20% of its institutional revenue.

Courts AND Mary Alicia DeFrancis.

Sara Hanna Photography

French Heritage Society

Author Luncheon


ew York-based author Charlie Scheips was the honored guest at the French Heritage Society’s luncheon, sponsored by Harry Norman, Realtors and Carter Kay Interiors. Chair Suzy Wasserman and co-chair Liz McDermott welcomed over 120 guests to the elegant reception and luncheon at the Cherokee Town Club. Scheips discussed his new book, “Elsie de Wolfe’s Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm.” Hailed as a landmark work of social history with a poignant vision of a vanished world, the book recounts the glamorous era of Paris between World I and II, chronicling the parties of de Wolfe, an American designer and preeminent hostess for the international set. The fabulous parties held at her legendary Villa Trianon in Versailles marked the end of the social scene as the clouds of war swept through Europe. Scheips uses a wealth of previously unpublished photographs and introduces a large cast of aristocrats, beauties, politicians, fashion designers, movie stars, moguls, artists and party planners and decorators. Photography by Kim Link



ABOVE: Barbara Joiner, Danielle Rollins AND French Heritage Society Co-chair Liz McDermott. LEFT: Jim Simons of Harry Norman, Realtors and GUEST AUTHOR Charlie Scheips.

Valerie Alston, Forde Kay of Harry Norman, Realtors, French Heritage Society Chair Suzy Wasserman, Pat King and Rob Owen, Senior VP of Harry Norman, Realtors Buckhead North office.

Luxe Looks Bentley VIP Party at Davio’s Atlanta

hostess Su Longman.

Marilyn Krone, Eileen Rosencrants Sara Hanna, Debbie Dean and Tesa Ferguson.

Fashionistas flocked to Davio’s Atlanta this winter for a VIP party showcasing Bentley’s limited-edition handbag collection. The entertaining evening was hosted by style maven Su Longman. Reflecting the modern design aesthetic of the British luxury car manufacturer, the handcrafted Bentley bags feature two distinct styles, the Continental and the Barnato, with five color options. Each bag bears a unique identifying number. THE CONTINENTAL IN AUTUMN AND LIGHT BLUE


Cynthia Dawn Worthey, Lisa Fuller and Pam Smart.

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NMWA Board member Mabel Kichline, Joann Dunbar, Cynthia Widner Wall of PNC Wealth Management, and Rob Owen of Harry Norman, Realtors.

President/CEO Dan Forsman and Senior VP of Corporate Relocation Kathy Connelly.

Berkshire Hathaway CelebrateS First Anniversary at Ansley Golf Club Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties celebrated its first anniversary at the Ansley Golf Club, with a festive reception featuring an elegant English-style high tea. Co-hosts Dan Forsman, president/CEO, and Toni McGowan, executive VP, thanked agents for building Berkshire Hathaway into one of Georgia’s highest ranked residential real estate companies in sales over the past year, with projections for 2015 expected to reach new heights with the introduction of a Luxury Collection.

Debra Johnston of the Buckhead office, Executive VP Toni McGowan, and Lori Lane, Senior VP of New Home Services.

Forde Kay of Harry Norman, Realtors and Mary Heisel, NMWA Board member.

Exclusive TOUR OF Fine Art Collections Hosted by GEORGIA Committee OF National Museum of Women in the Arts Photography by Ross Henderson


Senior VPs Todd Tucker of the East Cobb office, Mary Wargula of the North Fulton office, and Dale Modica of the InTown office.



Gloria Early and Belinda Massafra, NMWA Board members.

Tim Crawford of PNC Wealth Management and artist Lucinda Bunnen by a childhood painting of Lucinda and her sister Phoebe.

uring the annual 3/2/C Tour, the Georgia Committee of National Museum of Women in the Arts presented an exclusive look at three private art collections in the Haynes Manor neighborhood of Buckhead. The annual event was organized by NMWA chair Lisa Cannon Taylor, Marianne Lambert and Sara Steinfeld. Generous support was provided by returning sponsors PNC Wealth Management and director Cynthia Widner Wall, as well as Harry Norman, Realtors, represented by senior VPs Betsy Franks, John Barnes, Rob Owen and Shea Zimmerman, managers of the firm’s four Buckhead offices. Volunteers Belinda Massafra, Elizabeth Spiegel and Anne Lambert Tracht recruited docents for each of the three art-filled homes.

Photography by Kim Link


Jenny Pruitt, founder/ CEO of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, with Craig Dodd and Heyward Young.

Gearing up for the ground breaking of One Museum Place, developer John Wieland hosted a Realtors Reception to introduce the ultra-luxury condominium residences, located on Peachtree Street opposite the High Museum of Art. The 45-unit complex, scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2016, is exclusively marketed by Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty and its SkyRise Group.

Erin Colson, Bill Rawlings and Jody White of the North Atlanta office.

Luxury Agent Panel

Lauren Tracey with Kevin McBride, Burma Weller and Lisa Johnson, all of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photography by Ross Henderson

realtors reception for one museum place on peachtree street

Architect Tom Ventulett and developer John Wieland.

Buckhead office agents Sam Bayne and Ashley Battleson.

Jenny Pruitt and David Boehmig of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty hosted a “Luxury Agent Panel” at an elegant breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel with featured Sotheby’s speakers from around the country.

Jenny Pruitt with Jack Cotton of Sotheby’s International Realty Oysterville Hills brokerage in Cape Cod, Mass., Nikki Field of Manhattan Sotheby’s International Realty and Michael Lawler of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Naples, Fla.

Seventh Midtown Condominiums

David Boehmig and Jenny Pruitt of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, with Robin Loudermilk of The Loudermilk Companies, developer of Seventh Midtown.

Candlelight Nights at Atlanta History Center

Photography by Kim Link

Jeff Carter and Greg Howard of The Loudermilk Companies with Amy Swick (center) of Inhance Development Group.

As demand soars for luxury high-rise living in Midtown, Robin Loudermilk, president/ CEO of The Loudermilk Companies, initiated the construction of Seventh Midtown Condominiums this winter. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty has been tapped to market the two- and three-bedroom condominiums, sized from 1,800 to over 2,800 square feet. Prices begin in the $700,000s and top out at just under $1.7 million for the largest penthouse residences.

Jenny Pruitt joined Sheffield Hale, president/CEO of the Atlanta History Center, at the inaugural Candlelight Nights, featuring tours of the center’s historic Smith Family Farm, Wood Family Cabin and Swan House. Right: Flannery Bogost, Mimi Greene, AHC Board member Mary Katherine & Tom Greene, Jenny Pruitt and Sheffield Hale. Left: AHC farmer Brett Bannor with Richard the goat, and Grace, Lily & Catherine Vigtel.

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One of the Southeast’s largest eco-benefits, the 5th annual Captain Planet Foundation Gala made a splash at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Guests mixed and mingled with celebrities while enjoying world-class entertainment, drinks and dinner, and fabulous live and silent auctions. Going eco-chic for the occasion, Cara Isdell Lee wore a white dress (designed by Angela Figueroa) made from mosquito nets used to fight malaria, while Laura Turner Seydel donned a black gown (by Clark Atlanta University student Ambril McLaurin) fashioned from recycled umbrellas. The event raised funds for CPF’s programs, which support hands-on environmental education projects in K-12 schools in all 50 states and 22 other countries.

photography by Captain Planet Foundation and John Amis

Captain Planet Foundation Gala

Laura Turner Seydel, Ted Turner, Jesse Iztler, Dr. Jane Goodall, Captain Planet, Marshall Shepherd, Carter Ries and event co-chairs Cara Isdell Lee and Natalie Allen. Front: Rory Lee and Olivia Ries.

Jane Fonda

Larry King

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High Museum of Art’s An Evening in Provence Gala

Merry McCleary, Chris Bell, Julia Forbes and Louise Sams, High Museum of Art Board chair.

The High Museum of Art’s annual black-tie benefit, An Evening in Provence Gala, celebrated the exhibition opening of “Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection.” The festive event featured 90


Lisa Shapiro, High Museum of Art Director Michael Shapiro, Michelle Crosland and David Crosland.

cocktails, dinner and dancing, with an outdoor Provencal-style market on the Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. Guests marveled at extraordinary masterpieces by some of the most famous artists of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements.

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Dazzling guests with a “Madama Butterfly” theme, the Atlanta Opera Ball featured an elegant evening of entertainment at The RitzCarlton, Buckhead, with gourmet dinner, dancing and an auction of luxury items. Chaired by Jada Loveless, the ball honored Nancy and Jim Bland.

Brenda Wood, Jack Sawyer and Jada Loveless.

Photography by Ninh Chau

Dr. Alex Gross, Joanne Chesler Gross, Tom & Jada Loveless, Doug Weiss and Chris Casey.

The Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev.

RH Atlanta, The Gallery opens at the Estate in Buckhead

Cindy & James Wall and Catherine Wall.

Michael & Kristy Robison and Angela & Paul Smith.

Author of The Help Kathryn Stockett, Restoration Hardware chairman/CEO Gary Friedman.

Buckhead Coalition president Sam Massell.

More than 2,000 guests flocked to the Estate in Buckhead to celebrate the opening of RH Atlanta, The Gallery. Featuring six floors and nearly 70,000 square feet, the revolutionary retail concept by Restoration Hardware features dramatic interior and exterior installations of home furnishings in a gallery setting, including the brand’s first physical representation of RH Small Spaces and the largest expression of RH Baby & Child to date. The opening event benefitted the High Museum of Art.

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1. Pamola Powell, Juanita Baranco, Nancy Lowe-Turner and Danita Knight at the Museum of Design Atlanta’s benefit gala for the opening of “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.” The exhibit provided a glamorous retrospective of the traveling fashion show that brought European couture fashions to the African-American community. Andria Lavine Photography. 2. The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia raised $168,000 this winter at its biennial gala, Elegant Salute. The evening featured cocktails, dinner and dancing, and a “Get Your Pucci On” after-party – complete with fashion parade. Pictured: event co-chair David Matheny and his wife Becky Matheny, and after-party chairs Airee Edwards and Everett Long. 3. Actresses Connie Stevens (left) and Anne Jeffreys (right), with Brigitte Corneille and Chance Evans, owner of Nuevo Laredo Cantina, at a luncheon at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel during the Academy Awards.


4. Joyce Ellis, Keisha Noel and Vickie Schwartz at a private reception at Prada Atlanta at Lenox Square in support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 5. Artist Wang Qingsong at the opening of his photo exhibition at Frost Art Museum in Miami. Photo by Ryan Troy for World Red Eye. 6. Constanza Cerullo, Aldo Rubino, Carol Damian and Kenneth Furton at the opening of the exhibit “A Global Exchange: Geometric Abstraction Since 1950” at Frost Art Museum in Miami. Photo by Ryan Troy for World Red Eye.

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Mary Tannenblatt and Dante Stephensen

Betty Balentine and Bill Harrison

Bob & Jenny Pruitt and Lovette & Michael Russell

Atlanta Rotary Club Holiday Party Marks START of 2nd Century

Atlanta Rotary Club members celebrated the season at the club’s annual holiday party at the Cherokee Town Club, where they enjoyed cocktails in the grand hall followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner in the ballroom. Christmas carolers, dressed in 19th century style attire, serenaded guests with lively holiday music. The celebration marked the start of the Atlanta Rotary Club’s second century of service.

Hank & Billye Aaron

ADL Community of Respect Dinner at st. regis atlanta

The Anti-Defamation League honored Charles S. Ackerman as the Abe Goldstein Human Relations Award recipient and the Atlanta Braves as the Stuart Lewengrub Torch of Liberty Award recipient at the 2014 Community of Respect Dinner at the St. Regis Atlanta.

Photography by Kim Link

Jack Sawyer presented an award to Brenda Raymon in memory of her husband, WAGA’s Paul Raymon, “the voice of ADL” for more than 40 years.

Steve Selig, Charles Ackerman and Linda Selig

Joanne Truffelman and Nancy Senner

Cast Meet & Greet Party for Alzheimer’s Association Dancing Stars of Atlanta

Cynthia Widner Wall, 2015 chair, and Sorin Obreja, her 2014 dancing partner.

Dancing Stars of Atlanta, the 6th annual benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association, will take place May 2 at Loew’s Hotel Atlanta. Event chair Cynthia Widner Wall hosted a festive “Meet & Greet” reception for this year’s cast of volunteer dancers and professional partners at her offices at PNC Wealth Management. For more information, contact Andrea Mickelson at amickelson@ alz.org or 404/728-6046.

Monica Pearson and Matthew Gann will be dancing at the May 2 benefit for Alzheimer’s. Lending their support are Cynthia Widner Wall and Boyd Leake.

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12 1. Decked out for the “Zombie Apocalypse,” Joe Clarino and Debra Cirone were among the macabre guests at the 2nd annual Vampire Ball for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Georgia. The fundraiser featured an openbar and bites, music by Bogey and the Viceroy, and live and silent auctions, as well as a costume contest and photo booth. Photo by Nicholas Buck. 2. Bert’s Big Adventure hosted its annual holiday reunion at Phipps Plaza with a festive evening of arts & crafts, Santa photos and a celebratory dinner by Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q restaurant. The nonprofit organization provides families with VIP experiences and intimate family time away from doctors and hospitals. Rustic White Photography, Sarah Esther Photography, Dash Photography.

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3. In celebration of #GivingTuesday, Atlanta Falcon Devin Hester teamed up with JCPenney to surprise the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta with a holiday shopping spree. Hester greeted two busloads of children, snapping selfies, signing autographs and helping the kids pick out toys, shoes and clothes. Getty Images for JCPenney. 4. Tom Abrams and Autumn Morgenstern put their best foot forward for the Eating Disorders Information Network at the 5th annual Celebrity Dance Challenge this February at The Buckhead Theatre. Atlanta celebrities partner with professional dancers to compete for votes; proceeds support EDIN’s efforts in raising awareness and prevention of eating disorders. 5. Davio’s owner Steve DiFillippo, Miss America Kira Kazantsev and Chef John Howie at the Taste of the NFL’s star-studded 24th annual Super Bowl event, Party with a Purpose. The fundraiser brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs, NFL players, legends, celebrities and more, to support the fight against hunger. 6. Angie’s Spa was the recipient of $25,515 from Pure Barre, raised from the nationwide sales of its Pink Sticky Socks. Pictured are Deb Davis Perlstein, co-owner of Pure Barre Atlanta-Dunwoody; Carrie Dorr, founder of Pure Barre; and Nancy Benson Berry, executive director of Angie’s Spa.

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78 7. Renowned glass sculptor Richard Jolley was the guest of honor at a cocktail party and art vernissage at The Brookwood, hosted by Mike Wright and Bob Glascock of Harry Norman, Realtors. Jolley was joined by his wife Tommie Rush. Photo by Ross Henderson. 8. Wight Mixon and Mike Chitwood were among the art enthusiasts who attended the Atlanta party for Richard Jolley. Photo by Ross Henderson. 9. Luxury real estate specialist Debra Johnston has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Buckhead office as an associate and Platinum Member of the Luxury Collection Council. Photo by Jamey Guy. 10. Guests enjoyed sweets by XK Macarons, spins by DJ Taradactyl and signature sips while admiring Britt Bass Turner’s art work at his show in the Living Room at W Atlanta. Pictured: Britt Turner and Ren Turner. 11. Nancy Spielberg and Martha Jo Katz at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s Opening Night Gala at the Cobb Energy Centre. Nancy, the sister of Steven Spielberg, produced the opening movie, “Above and Beyond.”

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12. Valery Voyles, chairman/CEO of Ed Voyles Automotive Group, has joined the board of directors for ArtsBridge Foundation, the arts education outreach arm of Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, as has Joanne Truffelman, chairman/co-owner of TGM. 13. HomeAid Atlanta announced the recipients of its 2014 awards during the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Installation and Awards Program at the Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter. Dale McCain Boyd (center), outgoing HomeAid president, is pictured with Builder of the Year Vincent Longo and Trade Partner of the Year Ronnie Gullatt representing ProBuild. 14. Participating in the Savvy Cyber Kids’ Super Run Atlanta, sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, are agents Bob Delaney, Senior VP/Broker DeAnn Golden, Wendy Amato and Lauren Stovall. The 5K raises security awareness of children ages 3-7.

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April 11-12 Historic Main Street in downtown Acworth is the backdrop for 100 artisan booths, Kidz Zone and food. acworthartfest. splashfestivals.com.


Weekends Artist Market at Old Milton Park, 35 Milton Ave. Open from end of April through October. 9 AM-4 PM Sat., 11 AM-4 PM Sun. gallery35.com. 678/762-1035.


April 18-19 Outdoor galleries are

filled with paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry and more, plus live music and performances, children’s activities and festival cuisine in historic downtown. 10 AM-5 PM. 2 South Main St. 678/297-6000.


AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL ATLANTA SHOW March 13-15 26th annual juried

show of 225+ contemporary craft

artists, with works ranging from jewelry and clothing to furniture and home décor, at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta. 10 AM-8 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $14 (free, 12 & under). Preview Party: March 12.



April 10-12 79th annual festival at

Midtown’s Piedmont Park, featuring a sprawling juried Artist Market, live music, cultural performances, festival food and gourmet tasting events, 5k run, Kid’s Village, Eco Village, disc dog show and more. Free. Backyard Barbecue & Brews VIP Experience, 1-5 PM Sat.& Sun., $35 ($25-$30 adv). dogwood.org.



May 28-31 A celebration of Southern food and beverage traditions with award-winning chefs, sommeliers and mixologists. Midtown Atlanta, 10th St. NE and Peachtree Walk. 877/725-8849. atlfoodandwinefestival.com.


May 22-24 38th annual festival

Georgia Renaissance Festival April 18-June 7 (weekends) in Fairburn features a jazz-packed Memorial Day weekend at Piedmont Park. 11 AM-11 PM. Free. atlantafestivals.

com. 404/853-4234.


May 9-10 Juried fine arts market, live music and performances, children’s art, wine tastings and beer garden at Duluth Town Green. Dogs welcome. 10 AM-6 PM Sat, 10 AM-5 PM Sun. 678/677-0172.



May 9-10 Outdoor showcase of

William Haun


April 18-June 7 A 16th century

European country faire is erected on the outskirts of Fairburn in a multi-acre kingdom brought to life by jousting knights and strolling thespians, with ten stages of music and comedy shows, games & rides, artists market, birds of prey, royal petting zoo, and a smorgasbord of food and drink. 10:30 AM-6 PM Sat. & Sun. and Memorial Day. I-85 to exit 61-Peachtree City/Fairburn and follow the signs. 770/964-


March 21-22 Party in the Pink at this annual event filled with arts & crafts, music & dance, children’s area and food vendors at the Georgia International Horse Park. 10 AM-5 PM. $5 parking.

of the North Georgia mountains, this 19th annual celebration of the Southern Appalachian culture features live bluegrass and oldtime music, a juried artists market of traditional mountain crafts, food and more in the town’s historic square. Free. Pre-festival events on April 17 include a live and silent auction. bearonthesquare.org.





April 18-19 Set in the foothills

festival with children’s area, live music, and food/drink concessions at Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun.

8575. garenfest.com.



April 11-12 Juried arts & crafts

original works by 175 artists and artisans at Atlanta’s Chastain Park, with live entertainment, food, and children’s area with inflatables and sand art. Hosted by AFFPS. Free. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun. buckheadartsfestival.com.


Macon Cherry Blossom Festival – March 19-April 4 Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival – March 21-22


May 9-10 Dunwoody Village transforms into a whimsical artist market with live music, food court and Kidz Zone. dunwoodyart festival.splashfestivals.com.

March 25-28 Uncork a Southern

Tradition at this 23rd annual benefit for the High Museum of Art, with Winemaker Dinners, tasting seminars, Friday Fête and live auction. atlanta-wineauction.org.


April 24-26 Spirited neighborhood

event features a tour of homes, arts & crafts show, street market, parade (2 PM Sat.), live music, kids’ activities and food vendors. Tour of Homes ($20): noon-4 PM Fri., noon-6 PM Sat. & Sun. Festival (free): 11 AM-8:30 PM Sat., 11 AM-7 PM Sun. Free shuttle.


KENNESAW/BIG SHANTY FESTIVAL April 18-19 39th annual event

features 200 arts & crafts booths, parade (9:30 AM Sat.), kids zone, live entertainment, chainsaw artist, Civil War Encampment and more on both sides of Main Street (Hwy. 293) in downtown Kennesaw, by The Southern Museum of Civil War

and Locomotive History. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. Free.



May 16 Community celebration

with arts & crafts, entertainers, car show, kids’ corner, food and 5k & fun run at Mable House Complex, 5239 Floyd Road. 8 AM-4 PM. mabletonday.com.

MACON CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL March 19-April 4 International

festival features parade, arts & crafts, concerts, entertainment, air shows, food trucks, fireworks and flowering cherry trees.

Melissa Schmidt creates jewelry with hand blown glass in the shape of bubbles. Jennifer Martin uses traditional potter methods in her ceramic work.


Marietta Greek Festival May 15-17 Celebrate Greek

traditions, culture and food at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta. 3-11 PM Fri., 10 AM-11 PM Sat., 11 AM-7 PM Sun. $3 (12 & under, free). 770/924-8080.

Patricia Palson incorporates bold colors and patterns in her fashion-forward designs that take shape with her own handwoven fabrics, from merino wool to silk and bamboo.


Marietta SQUARE ARTISTS MARKET April-Nov. An open-air showcase

of juried fine arts on Mill Street, by Glover Park. 2nd & 4th Sat., AprilNov. artistsmarketmarietta.com.


May 2-3 39th annual arts & crafts festival with children’s activities and free entertainment in Glover Park in the Marietta Square. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.


and live music at Roswell Historic Town Square, 2-6 PM. 21 & up only. roswellbeerfestival.com.


April 18-19 Outdoor festival features 150 arts & crafts

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March 28 Over 250 beers, food

American Craft Council Atlanta Show March 13-15 at Cobb Galleria Centre participants, plus children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations and more. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun. 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NE, Sandy Springs. Free. sandyspringsartsapalooza.

March 28-29 Music and arts

festival featuring Southern music and ”self taught” art, plus street jams, dancing and food in the historic Stone Mountain Village.

com. 404/873-1222.




June 5-6 Enjoy good food, great

literature and bourbon on an inviting porch in Newnan, as well as Market Day on the square, bluegrass fiddlers, guest authors, live auction and more. Benefits the 1903 Newnan Carnegie Library. southernlitfest.com.


May 2-3 Arts & crafts festival at

Briscoe Park, 2500 Sawyer Pkwy., Snellville, plus “Superheroes” parade (10 AM Sat.), food, vendors, live entertainment and kids fun. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. snellvilledays.com.

SPRING JONQUIL FESTIVAL April 25-26 Festival features

175 arts & crafts booths, book sale, puppet shows, live music, children’s activities, festival food and Jonquil City Jog 5K Run/Walk (8 AM Sat.) at the Village Green in downtown Smyrna, 200 Village Green Cir. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., noon5 PM Sun. Free. smyrnacity.com.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival April 10-12 – Piedmont Park



April 17-19 Southeast’s popular environmental, music and craft beer event returns to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, featuring 48 musical acts including Snoop Dogg, 311, Thievery Corporation, Primus, and Cage the Elephant, plus a comedy tent, local artist market, food trucks and more. $42, 3-day pass; $185 3-day VIP pass. sweetwater420fest.com.

TASTE OF ALPHARETTA May 7 Sample delicious

appetizers, entrees and desserts from over 50 restaurants at this annual food fest, from 5-10 PM in downtown Alpharetta, 2 S. Main St. Festivities include chef competitions, cooking demos, live music, and Fun Zone. Free admission; food tickets $.50 each, restaurant samples $1-3. 678/297-

6000. alpharetta.ga.us.


April 26 Annual food fest from 11

AM-7 PM in the Historic Marietta Square, with samples from 80 restaurants and caterers, music stages, kids games, cooking

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FUN AROUND TOWN Centre, plus speakers, cooking demos, artists’ market and kids’ activities. 10 AM-6 PM Fri., 10 AM-7 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Two Galleria Pkwy. $10 (free for 12 & under, and 65 & older). 770/798-

1997. atlantahomeshow.com.


May 10 Mother’s Day Open House, 1-3 PM. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell. 770/640-3855. roswellgov.com.


Urban Coop Tour March 28-29 The Wylde Center stage, sunset concert. Free. “Tastes”: $1-$5. 770/429-1115.



April 30-May 2 17th annual indoor art show features a diverse selection of works (priced from $5 to several thousand dollars) by over 85 artists from around the Southeast, plus live entertainment and a Children’s Market. Wesleyan School, 5405 Spalding Dr., Norcross. Free admission and parking. 7-9 PM Thurs., 9 AM-6 PM Fri., 10 AM-4 PM Sat. 770/448-7640 x 4441.



May 10 Mothers Day Open

House, 1-3 PM. 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. roswellgov.com.



March 6-15 33rd Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show, presented by Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild. 10 AM-4 PM Mon.-Sat., 1-4 PM Sun. $8 ($7 seniors, $6 ages 6-18). April 25 Garden Faire, presented by North Fulton Master Gardeners, with plants, vendors, yard art and more. 9 AM-3:30 PM. Free. May 1-June 30 “Dressed for Drama,” vintage clothing exhibit. May 2 Book signing, tea and lecture with Cornelia Powell, $40. May 10 Mother’s Day Open House, 1-3 PM, free admission. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770/992-1731. bullochhall.org.


March 21-April 25 Celebrate

Spring! themed weekends with special events and dazzling display of azaleas, dogwoods, crabapples, daffodils, tulips and more. March 26-29 Annual Plant Fair & Sale at Robin Lake Beach Dome. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.


CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER April 3-4, 10-11 Spring Native

Plant Sale, 10 AM-5 PM (until 7 PM on 04/03), at CNC Greenhouse. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770/992-

2055. chattnaturecenter.org.


April 18-May 10 Tour “Château

Orchid Daze: Pop Art! Exhibit Through April 12 at Atlanta Botanical Garden Soleil,” a French style estate at 4701 Northside Dr., at the Atlanta Symphony Associate’s 45th annual event, spotlighting the Southeast’s finest interior and landscape designers. Designed by architect William T. Baker, this 14,000-square-foot grand estate is one of the finest examples of European-style craftsmanship in Atlanta. Tour hours: 10 AM-3 PM Tues.-Sat. (until 7 PM on Thurs.), noon-3 PM Sun.



May 1-3 Visit five lovely homes

and gardens in one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods in this benefit tour to preserve the area’s historical integrity. 10 AM-5 PM Fri. & Sat., 1-5 PM Sun. 404/524-8687.



May 9-10 A Mother’s Day weekend tradition, this annual event to benefit the Atlanta Botanical Garden features 11 private gardens throughout metro Atlanta, as well as the garden at the Decorators’ Show House of the Atlanta Symphony Associates.

Through April 12 “Orchid Daze:

10 AM-5 PM. $30 ($25 adv).

atlantabotanicalgarden.org. 404/591-1597.

GA. TRUST SPRING RAMBLE April 17-19 Explore Athens and

the charming village of Lexington. Benefits the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. 404/885-

7812. georgiatrust.org.


March 28-29 18th annual tour features 14 stunning designer kitchens (7 each day) in Atlanta’s most esteemed neighborhoods, plus chef demonstrations. 10 AM-4 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $35 ($40 day of tour). jlatlanta.org.

LAKEWOOD 400 ANTIQUE MARKET March 20-22, April 17-19, May 15-17 North Atlanta’s premier

market for antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, re-claimed architectural, home & garden decor and more. 1321 Atlanta Hwy. Cumming. 9 AM-5 PM Fri. 9 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $3. 770/889-3400.


OLD VILLAGE HOME, GARDEN & ART TOUR April 26 Stroll through the

Pop Art!,” an exotic showcase of blooms highlights the Pop Art movement in the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center. March 13-15 Atlanta Orchid Society Show. 9 AM-5 PM. March-April Atlanta Blooms, extravaganza of spring-blooming bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and more. April 11-12 Herb Society Plant Sale, 9 AM-5 PM. April 21 Garden Envy auction of rare plants & garden treasures. April 22 Earth Day, 10 AM-1 PM. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta.

historical Old Village of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., on a self-guided tour of lovely homes, with food samplings, a gallery of art work and music. 843/764-2323. redcross. org/carolinalowcountry.


April 24-26 A garden showcase

with exhibits, experts, plants, a market and tours. Held at Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St., Augusta. 9 AM-5 PM Fri.-Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. $25, 3-day pass. 706/826-4700.

atlantabotanicalgarden.org. 404/876-5859.




March 20-22 Hundreds of home

improvement companies will exhibit the latest products and services at this annual show at Cobb Galleria 98


Old Village Home, Garden & Art Tour April 26 – Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

March 12-15, April 9-12, May 7-10 World’s largest series of indoor antique shows with 3,500

James Camp

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.



March 28-29 The Wylde Center’s 8th annual tour showcases Decatur and Intown homes with backyard flocks. Self-guided tours are noon5 PM daily. $25 ($20 adv.), free for 12 & under. wyldecenter.org/



March 25-29 Showcase of 400 new cars at Ga. World Congress Center, C Bldg., 235 Northside Drive, Atlanta. $10 ($5, ages 6-12). goautoshow.com.


March 14 133rd annual parade

features floats, dancers, musicians, giant balloons, marching bands and more in Midtown Atlanta, going down Peachtree St., from Ivan Allen Blvd. to Marietta St. Noon1:30 PM. atlantastpats.com.


May 13-17 “Worlds of Fantasy,”

a magical Disney fantasy live on ice featuring the high-speed stunts of Lightning McQueen and crew, the Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom, the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and friends, and Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang. Staged at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth. disneyonice.com.

DOWN HOME DERBY May 2 Live viewing of the

Kentucky Derby, wine pull, games, dancing, food and beverages,

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade – March 14 in Midtown Atlanta silent auction at Iron Horse Farm, 16470 Westbrook Road, Alpharetta. Doors open at 5 PM. Benefits CDA Kids. cdakids.org.


March 28 Alpharetta egg hunt

(ages 3-6 only), inflatables and Easter Bunny photos at North Park Softball Fields 1-4. 10 AM. Goody bags for first 300 kids ages 2 & under and 7 & up. 678/297-6140. alpharetta.ga.us.

great american rv show

March 6-8 Meet RV dealers and

see their products at the Ga. World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta. Noon-8 PM Fri., 10 AM-7 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $10 (free, 12 & under). gsevents.com.



basketball team shows off its ball handling wizardry at Philips Arena, Atlanta (03/07) and the Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth (03/14). Shows at 2 & 7 PM.


March 7 & 14 World-famous

May 25 Largest Memorial Day ceremony in Georgia, held at the Memorial Garden at Roswell City Hall. 617 Atlanta St. 770/640-3253.





train show with six operating model railroads and hundreds of vendors at Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. $10 (free, 12 & under). themodeltrainshow.com.

bargains on home décor, jewelry, silver, crystal, art, furniture, sports equipment, clothing and more at the Sandy Springs Society’s annual upscale resale at 6337 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 10 AM-6 PM. Preview Party: March 26.

March 14-15 Southeast’s premier



March 6-8 Woodworking Show March 28-29 India Fest April 11-12 Eastman’s Gun Show April 25-26 Exotic Bird Fair May 1-3 NOPI Car Show May 8-10 Georgia Mineral Society Gem Show

May 30-31 Billiards Tournament 1700 Jeurgens Ct., Norcross.


March 7-22 Atlanta Preservation

Center’s Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites offers free public access to 80+ historic and cultural sites, with 200+ events, from guided tours to performances.


Dahlonega’s Bear on the Square Fest – April 18-19


comes to town with its “Legends” show of amazing performers and mythical creatures at Gwinnett Center. ringling.com.


March 7 Check out dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars, motorcycles and more in Decatur at the Callaway Building parking lot, 120 W. Trinity Place. 10 AM-1 PM. Presented by Decatur Active Living. decaturga.com.


northatlantatradecenter.com. 770/279-9899.

Sons of Bluegrass from East Tennessee State University.

March 27-28 Shop for great

May 15-25 The circus is coming to town at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta with clowns, acrobats, show animals and daredevil acts, plus a carnival midway with rides and food. yaarabshrine.net.

ATTRACTIONS aTLANTA HISTORY CENTER March 9 Egg Hunt, 10 AM-1 PM. March 14 Citizens and Soldiers: The American Civil War, with reenactments, encampments, demonstrations and home front activities, 11 AM-4 PM. April 11 Sheep to Shawl festival,

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FUN AROUND TOWN 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770/9922055. chattnaturecenter.org.


Through May 3 “Super Kids Save

the World,” traveling exhibit of eco-friendly superheroes inspire “green living” through pretend play, engaging activities, fun graphics and energy-saving tips. Open daily. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., NW. 404/659-KIDS.



Through May 3 “The Power of Poison.” Explore the biology of poison and its role in nature, human history and health. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300. fernbankmuseum.org.


“Where the Wild Things Are” Through July 5 at Breman Museum 10:30 AM-4:30 PM, with sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, open hearth cooking, blacksmithing and candle making at Tullie Smith Farm. May 23 Military Timeline, 11 AM-4 PM. Hear veterans’ personal accounts and view memorabilia. June 20-21 Juneteenth, 11 AM-4 PM Sat., Noon-4 PM Sun. Commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. explores the themes of freedom and family history with activities and crafts. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/814-4000.


breman museum

Through July 5 “Where The Wild

Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures,” showcasing Sendak’s most famous pieces through preliminary sketches, finished artwork and interactive displays. 1440 Spring St., NW, Atl. Sun.-Fri. 678/222-

3700. thebreman.org.


April 24 Symphony on the Sand with the Atl. Symphony Orchestra at Robin Lake Beach, 8-9:30 PM. 100 

Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.



March 11, April 8, May 13 Poetry Reading, 8 PM.

March 28 Easter Egg Hunt,

“Eggstravaganza,” 10 AM-Noon.

April 18 Callanwolde Dance

Ensemble Spring Show: A Wolf’s Tale at Decatur High School Performing Arts Center. April 24-26 Spring Pottery Sale, featuring functional, decorative and sculptural ceramic works. 7-9 PM Fri., 10 AM-5 PM Sat. & Sun. May 14 A Book Affair, 6:30 PM. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl.

404/872-5338. callanwolde.org.


Ongoing Trail Hikes, River Canoes, Animal Encounters, Creature Features and more. April 4 Back to Your Roots Farm Fair, with farm animals, bluegrass music, eco-friendly vendors, outdoor games, plant sale and more. 10 AM-3 PM. May 9 Rockin on the River benefit.


March 14 Native American Heritage Day at Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville. 10 AM-2 PM. $2-$6. 770/3873747. March 14 Soldier’s Life at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site, Dallas. 10 AM-4 PM. $3-$5.50. 770/443-7850. March 21, April 18 Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb at Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge. 1 & 3 PM. Moderately strenuous. Registration required. $15; $5 parking. 770/389-7801. March 21 Hills of Iron and Iron Pour at Red Top Mountain State Park, Acworth. 9 AM-8 PM. Scratch block molds available for purchase. $5 parking. 770/975-0055. March 28-29 Easter at the Fort and Annual Market Faire at Fort Yargo State Park, Winder. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 10 AM-3 PM Sun. $5 (under 12, free); $5 parking. 770/867-3489. April 4 & 12 Whitewater-Watching Hike at Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls. 11 AM-2 PM. Registration required. $15; $5 parking. 706/754-7981. For a complete calendar, visit georgiastateparks.org/events. 800/864-7275.


Ongoing Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. “Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland” weekend guided tours, 10 AM, 2 & 4 PM Sat. & Sun. $10 ($5 students, seniors & children). oaklandcemetery.com.


Through March 5 “Galapagos:

Nature’s Wonderland.” Meet some remarkable creatures who have learned to adapt and survive on this volcanic archipelago. Spring “Humpback Whales.” Take

an up-close look at how these gentle giants communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. 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.



April 4-11 Spring FUN Break at Crossroads, with Sky Hike adventure ropes course, 4D Theater, Geyser Falls and more. Lasershow Spectacular nightly. April 5 71st Annual Easter Sunrise Service, held at top of mountain and Memorial Lawn at 7 AM (park gates and skyride open at 4 AM). May 2 FODAC Run, Walk ‘N’ Roll. May 23-25 Memorial Day Weekend – Salute The Troops, Memorial Lawn. Lasershow with extended fireworks finale daily. 770/498-5690. stonemountainpark.com.


Spring Enjoy more than 1,000 of the world’s most amazing animals, plus daily activities, including keeper talks, training demonstrations, wildlife shows, and animal encounters. May 23 Brew at the Zoo with beer and wine tastings, food, live music and animal encounters. 21+. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta. 404/624-2809. zooatlanta.org.


Home Games April 10-12 New York Mets April 13-15 Miami Marlins April 27-29 Washington Nationals April 30-May 3 Cincinnati Reds May 4-6 Philadelphia Phillies May 19-20 Tampa Bay Rays May 21-24 Milwaukee Brewers Games at Turner Field. 800/326-

4000. atlanta.braves.mlb.com.


May 2 Annual event, presented by VetHeart of Georgia to benefit Canine Assistants, features a 1-mile run/walk at 9 AM, and a 5k run/walk at 9:30 AM for dogs and their owners at Piedmont Park. 5k is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. $30-$40 ($20-$30 adv). 678/309-

9800. atlantadogjog.org.


April 11 5k and 1-mile Fun Run at Piedmont Park. dogwood.org. 404/817-6642.


Home Games March 3 Houston Rockets March 6 Cleveland Cavaliers March 9 Sacramento Kings

($35 adv); Fun Run, $15. active.

com. jlatlanta.org.


April 18 Trail ultramarathon at Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs. 7:30 AM-4:30 PM. $75 registration ($65, by April 1); $5 park entry fee.dcroguerunners. com. ultrasignup.com.


May 16 Jekyll Island celebrates

Atlanta Dog Jog – May 2 at Piedmont Park March 22 San Antonio Spurs March 27 Miami Heat March 30 Milwaukee Bucks April 4 Brooklyn Nets April 7 Phoenix Suns April 10 Charlotte Hornets April 13 New York Knicks Philips Arena. hawks.com.

ATLANTA KIDNEY WALK May 30 National Kidney

Foundation’s community pledge walk at Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Dr. SE, Atlanta. 770/452-

1539 x 602. kidneyga.org.


March 14 Come in costume for

this festive 5k run at Piedmont Park, capped with awards, beads, music and jig contest. 8:30 AM. Peachtree Road Race qualifier.

active.com. running4fitness.com.

ATLANTA STEEPLECHASE April 18 50th annual running

will be held at Kingston Downs, between Rome and Cartersville. Festivities include terrier races, Disc Dog Southern Nationals, artist market, hay rides, pony rides, air show and parade. Gates open at 9 AM, first race at 1:30 PM. ticketmaster.com.



May 2 Pledge walk for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation at 3 PM at International Plaza at Ga. World Congress Center. Family-friendly festivities include live music, food, kids’ activities and more, starting at 2 PM. p cctakesteps.org/atlanta. 404/982-0616.


May 10 Fitness Series – Duathlon (5K run, 30K bike, 5K run) and 5K.

May 22-24 56th Masters Water

Ski & Wakeboard Tournament at Robin Lake. masterswaterski.com. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.



April 4 Get painted as you run at

Atlanta Motor Speedway, with new

Shine Tour 2015. thecolorrun.com.

Georgia MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON March 20-21 Health & Fitness

Expo with 100 exhibitors at AmericasMart, Bldg. 2, 1st floor. Noon-7 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat. March 22 Marathon and Half Marathon, 7 AM; Luckie 5k, 7:30 AM. Start/finish at Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. Presented by Publix. Race fees: $135, $120, $35. georgiamarathon.com.


Home Games March 7 South Carolina Stingrays March 8 Florida Everblades March 13 South Carolina Stingrays March 27-29 Orlando Solar Bears April 4 Greenville Road Warriors April 8 Evansville IceMen Gwinnett Center Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.

Roswell for all ages and abilities with 6, 20, 42 and 62-mile (metric century) options. 7:45 AM (8 AM official start). Start/finish at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Registered riders get a free post-ride lunch with the Mayor. $40-$45 (free for 6-mile Family Ride; no training wheels permitted)



March 8 The Junior League of Atlanta’s annual Irish-themed race at Atlantic Station Central Park features a family-friendly 5k & 10k, plus a Belk Kids Fun Run 1k. 8:30 AM. Post-race festivities include food, beverages and sponsor booths and activities. 5k/10k, $40

the sea turtle nesting season with an International Distance Triathlon at 7 AM, Sprint Distance Triathlon at 7:30 AM, and 5k race along the shoreline at 8:15 AM, plus educational activities and the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle. georgiaseaturtlecenter.org.

jekyllisland.com. 912/635-3636.


March 21 5k (8 AM) and Kid’s

Fun Run (8:45 AM) on a flat course along the river banks at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell. 5k is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. Family Water Festival follows the race with games, giveaways and more. 5k, $30 ($25 adv.); fun run, $15. waterdropdash.com. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION.



March 15 Join thousands of participants at Turner Field for this benefit for Atlanta Community Food Bank and other nonprofit hunger relief programs. Noon-4 PM. 5k walk/run starts at 2 PM. Games, refreshments, live entertainment and more. $25, walk; $35, run. hungerwalkrun.org. hungerwalk@ acfb.org. 404/892-9822 x 1246.


March 7 Six-hour indoor cycling ride for ovarian cancer research, 9 AM-3 PM at Midtown Athletic Club at Windy Hill, 135 Interstate North Pkwy., Atl. ocrf.org.


April 24-26 Classic Motorsports Mitty, vintage racing sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing. May 8-9 Drift Atlanta, drivers control cars sliding sideways at high speed through marked course. June 19-21 WERA Cycle Jam 5300 Winder Hwy., Braselton. roadatlanta.com. 800/849-RACE.

ROSWELL MAYOR’S RIDE April 26 Recreational ride in

Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament May 22-24 – Callaway Gardens Southern Seasons Magazine




aaron’s amphitheatre at laKEWOOD CONCERTS

May 30 Dave Matthews Band June 14 Lana Del Rey July 2 Vans Warped Tour July 18 Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes & Sam Hunt

Aug. 5 5 Seconds of Summer Aug. 29 Nickelback 2002 Lakewood Ave., Atlanta.



March 6-29 “Jerry Finnegan’s Sister,” touching comedy about a young man’s 10-year crush on his best friend’s sister. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/751-0033.

770/663-8989. act1theater.com.


April 17-May 9 “Curtains,” a

Charlie McCullers

musical comedy whodunit, set in Boston in 1959. When the unlikable leading lady dies on stage during opening night, the entire cast and

crew are suspects. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza shopping center.



March 28-April 26 “Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet.” Friendship, love and coming of age in the Louisiana bayou. May 16-June 15 “The Whale.” Powerful drama aimed at heart of modern America. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/6077469. actors-express.com.


Alliance Stage Series April 15-May 10 “Tell Me My Dream,” world premiere by Pearl Cleage, about a family for whom music is as necessary as freedom. Hertz Stage Series Through March 8 “The C.A. Lyon’s Project,” unique theatrical event mingling dance and theatre, in a story set in the ’80s. March 27-April 19 “Edward Foote,” Southern Gothic mystery

Atlanta Ballet’s Modern Choreographic Voices April 17-19 Cobb Energy Centre

Blue Man Group – April 7-12 at Fox Theatre set in a tiny rugged Appalachian community in the 1930s. Youth and Families Series March 14-29 “James and the Giant Peach,” based on the novel by Roald Dahl. Enter a boy’s surreal world of magic and adventure. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-

4650. alliancetheatre.org.


April 16-May 3 “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” funny reconstruction of the 1901 classic of a Holmes spoof about a family haunted by the curse of a horrible hound. 5384 Manor Dr., St. Mountain. artstation.org. 770/469-1105.


March 1 Bradley Howard, tenor; Deborah Slover, piano March 5 Emory University Symphony Orchestra March 14 Atlanta Master Chorale: Fauré Requiem March 17 Luther Enloe, guitar March 20 Daniel Roumain March 21 Bach Birthday Recital March 31 Emory Jazz Combos April 2 Argentine Tango Music Concert April 4 Sharon Isbin, guitar; Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano April 7, 14 Emory Chamber Ensembles April 9, 21 Jazz on the Green April 10 Barenaked Voices: A Cappella Celebration April 17-18 Haydn’s Creation: Emory University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra April 19 The Tallis Scholars April 21 Spring Jazz Concert April 23-25 Emory Dance Company Spring Concert April 24 Emory Wind Ensemble April 26 Emory Concert Choir May 2 The Danielle K. Rabel Memorial Concert May 6 Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra May 16 Atlanta Master Chorale: Magnifical and Mighty Unless otherwise stated, events at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atl. For a comprehensive list, visit arts. emory.edu. 404/727-5050.




March 20-22 “Camino Real,” with

the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Based on the 1953 Tennessee Williams play, the ballet grapples with human mortality, the desire to connect and the will to live. April 17-19 Modern Choreographic Voices, electrifying show of favorite works, featuring Naharin’s Minus 16, Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas, and Patterson’s Quietly Walking. May 15-17 “MAYhem,” explosive program of premieres showcases grace and dexterity of dancers. Performances staged at 8 PM Fri.-Sat. & 2 PM Sat.-Sun. at Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 404/892-3303.



March 12-23 Jazz, sacred, rock

and more performed at various venues around Atlanta, with main event at Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE. atlantajmf.org.


Through March 1 “Catch Me If You Can,” musical about a runaway teen in search of the glamorous life. April 10-26 “Damn Yankees!,” classic baseball musical gives a new twist to the legend of Faust. Staged at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta. 404/3779948. atlantalyrictheatre.com.


March 3, 6, 8 Verdi’s “Rigoletto.”

A hunchbacked jester turns to vengeance when he can’t protect the person he loves. 7:30 PM Tues., 8 PM Fri., 3 PM Sun. at Cobb Energy Centre. April 4, 7, 10, 12 Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” Lovebird servants Figaro and Susanna prepare to tie the knot, as the world of sexual politics is forever changed. 8 PM Sat., 7:30 PM Tues., 8 PM Fri., 3 PM Sun. at Cobb Energy Centre. May 15-17 Heggie’s “Three Decembers.” Family secrets are uncovered over the course of three Decembers, each a decade apart, in this chamber opera. 8 PM Fri.-

atlantaopera.org. 404/881-8885.

ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL March 28 Jane Lynch March 29 Ledisi, Raheem

Devaughn, Leela James April 19 Diana Krall May 8 2cellos Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

800/745-3000. ticketmaster.com.


March 5 Mahler’s Fifth March 7 Symphony Gala Concert

404/733-5000. aso.org.


March 21 Open and Shut!, 3 PM at Johns Creek High School. March 29 Open and Shut!, 3 PM at Georgia College, Milledgeville. May 10 By the Numbers, 3 PM at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. May 25 Memorial Day: Roswell Remembers, 10:30 AM at Roswell City Hall. atlantawindsymphony.org.


Through March 1 “Les

Misérables,” epic musical.

“The Explorers Club” March 26April 19 Aurora Theatre

Al Stilo, Courtney Patterson & Chris Kayser

March 26-April 19 “The Explorers

Club,” madcap comedy set in Victorian England about a female explorer who claims the discovery of a lost civilization. May 7-31 “Hands on A Hardbody,” new musical inspired by a hilarious and hard-fought contest in Texas that allows one winner to drive away with the American dream. 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville.

auroratheatre.com. 678/2266222.

Tears of Joy Theatre!

with Jason Alexander March 12, 14 Pianist Ingrid Fliter plays Chopin March 19, 21 Classical Guitar with Miloš Karadaglic March 26, 27 Dvorak Cello Concerto April 9, 11, 12 Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 April 23, 25 Christopher Theofanidis’ Creation Oratorio April 30, May 2 Stravinsky, Ravel May 7, 9 Violinist Leila Josefowicz May 14, 16 All Italian Night May 28, 30 Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra March 21 Crescendo Concert May 9 Finale Concert Pops April 17, 18 Classic Soul with vocalists Capathia Jenkins and

Darius deHaas May 22, 23 Music of the Mad Men Era with vocalists Nikki Renée Daniels and Ryan Silverman Family April 18 Symphony Safari, udderly amazing mew-sic inspired by the animal kingdom, 11 AM. Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Bldg., Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl.

Chris Bartelski

Sat., 6 PM Sun. at Alliance Theatre.

series on the third Tues. at Petite Auberge, Toco Hills ( 404/6346268 ); and third Thurs. at Zola Italian Bistro, Milton (770/3605777 ). Shakespeare (in opera), 3/17 & 3/19; Three Tenors, 4/21 & 4/23; Carmen, 5/19 & 5/21. 678/301-8013. ccityopera.org.


April 12 Spring Show, 3-5 PM at

Grand Theater, 7 North Wall St., Cartersville. April 26 Spring Show, 3-5 PM at the Marietta Performing Arts Center at Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Ave NW.

bigchickenchorus.org. 770/5302878.



Through March 15 “Rainforest

performance features three bald, blue characters who take audiences on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning, with a live band and a new sound, set and video design. Staged at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta. 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. broadwayinatlanta.com.

March 17-22 “The Joshua Show,”

Adventures,” a jungle of delight.

April 7-12 Multi-media


March 7 JJ Grey & Mofro March 9 Fifth Harmony March 14 Pat Green March 18-19 Bo Burnham March 20 Del & Dawg March 31 Campus Superstar April 1 Taking Back Sunday April 14 OK Go April 21 Matt & Kim April 30 Night of Broadway Stars May 14 True Blue Do May 27 Purity Ring 3110 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/8432825. thebuckheadtheatre.com.

3391. puppet.org.



March 27-29 Mozart’s “Abduction

“Stellaluna” – March 24-April 4 Center for Puppetry Arts

a sock puppet learns to celebrate his differences. March 24-April 4 “Stellaluna,” a lost bat adapts to her new home in a bird’s nest. April 9-May 24 “Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show,” historical hoedown of twangy tunes and tall tales of American heroes. Adults & Teens Series Through March 8 “Anne Frank: Within and Without,” evocative telling of her remarkable story. March 20-22 “D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks,” explores the complex world of dementia. May 14-17 Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT), original experiments in puppetry for adult audiences. Open Tues.-Sun. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atlanta. 404/873-

from the Seraglio” at the Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University. Monthly Dinner and a Diva

May 8-10, 14-16 Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” classic farce filled with confusion at a couple’s tenth anniversary party. 8 PM Thurs.Sat., 2 PM Sun. The Art PlaceMountainview, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. centerstagenorth. org. 770/516-3330.

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March 27 Atlanta Blues Festival March 28 Brian Regan April 7-12 Blue Man Group April 18 Jeff Foxworthy April 27 Death Cab for Cutie May 1 Steve Winwood May 2 Celtic Woman May 5-10 “Pippin” Aug. 18-23 Motown the Musical

660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta.


Through March 8 “Love Letters,”


4469 Stella Dr. at Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/733-5012.



March 3, 6, 8 Atlanta Opera: “Rigoletto.”

March 9 The Sing Off Live Tour. March 13-15 “I Love Lucy” Live on Stage.

March 20-22 Atlanta Ballet:

“Camino Real.” March 23 Let the Church Say Amen Celebration Tour. March 26 Incognito featuring Maysa. March 28 Ron White. April 4, 7, 10, 12 Atlanta Opera: “The Marriage of Figaro.” April 17-19 Atlanta Ballet: Modern Choreographic Voices. April 23 Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards. April 25 Rodney Carrington. April 30 “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest.” May 1 Lewis Black. May 2 Bill Cosby 77. May 3 The Midtown Men. May 15-17 Atlanta Ballet: “MAYhem.” May 30 Lisa Lampanelli. May 31 Brit Floyd: Pink Floyd show. 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta. cobbenergycentre.com.



drama about two lifelong friends. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. March 14 Quebe Sisters, western swing, 3 & 8 PM. March 22 Hiroya Tsukamoto, guitarist, 3 PM. March 29 Cumming Playhouse Singers, 8 PM. April 24-May 17 “A Chorus Line,” brilliant fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. May 19 North Georgia Chamber Symphony spring concert, 8 PM. 101 School St. in the Historic Cumming Public School. 770/781-

9178. playhousecumming.com.



Through March 15 “Homers.” A

female sportswriter must decide whether to leave her home and family for a dream job in L.A. April 9-26 “My Fair Lady.” A flower peddler takes speech lessons from a phonetician to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. 770/641-1260. get.org.


March 15 6 PM, First Baptist Church of Smyrna, 1275 Church St. March 22 4 PM, Clairmont Presbyterian Church, 1994 Clairmont Road, Decatur. April 12 3 PM, Hillside United Methodist Church, 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy., Woodstock April 19 3 PM, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 850 Mount Vernon Hwy. NW, Sandy Springs April 26 7:30 PM Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. May 3 Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1438 Sheridan Road NE. 404/234-3581. tgafc.org.

March 14 An American Tapestry,

GSO Chorus and Ga. Symphony Chamber Orchestra, 8 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center. March 28 GSO Jazz Small Ensemble, 8 PM, Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta Square. May 2 Russian Classics, Part 2, Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky, 8 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center. May 10 Ga. Youth Symphony Orchestra, 3 & 7:30 PM, Bailey Center, Kennesaw State University.

georgiasymphony.org. 770/4297016.


Through March 1 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus March 14 Harlem Globetrotters March 21 SEC Gymnastics Championship April 23 The Who Hits 50!, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. May 13-17 Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy. June 4 Barry Manilow, Dave Koz. Performing Arts Center March 6-8 “Frozen: A Tale of the Ice Queen,” Southern Ballet Theatre. March 13-15 “Cinderella,” with live orchestra, Northeast Atlanta Ballet. March 25-26 “Men are from Mars Women are from Venus” Live. March 28-29 “Journey,” Gwinnett Ballet Theatre. April 4 “Ren and Shen: Chinese Humans and Superhumans,” Atlanta Chinese Dance Company. Rozari Lynch

Flux Projects: Nick Cave “Up Right Atlanta” April 24-26 Ponce City Market Atlanta

404/881-2100. foxtheatre.org. ticketmaster.com.


June 20 “Weird Al” Yankovic July 24 Idina Menzel Aug. 8 The Piano Guys

4469 Stella Dr. at Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/733-5012.



March 7 Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Celtic fiddlers. April 2 The Honeycutters, 12 PM. April 18 Earl Klugh, jazz guitarist. April 26 Season Finale: A Night at the Opera, The Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra, 3 PM. Performances at 8 PM, unless noted. 349 Ferst Dr. NW Atlanta at GA. Tech. 404/894-9600.



April 24-26 “Up Right Atlanta”

performance with artist Nick Cave, featuring dancers, actors, musicians and a spoken word artist in the central food hall at Ponce City Market, Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta. 4 & 7 PM Fri., 3 & 7 PM Sat., noon & 3 PM Sun. Free. Patron Party: 7 PM April 23. fluxprojects.org.


Through March 8 “Wicked” March 12 K. Michelle March 13 John Mellencamp March 24 Neil deGrasse Tyson


Atlanta Opera “The Marriage of Figaro” April 4, 7, 10, 12 – Cobb Energy Centre

April 10 “Wailing Waters,” Doves Island Productions May 15-17 “The Little Mermaid,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.

“Pippin” May 5-10 Fox Theatre


Sasha Allen and the cast of the National Tour.


Through March 8 “The Waffle

Palace,” comedy based on real life events at Waffle House restaurants. 8 PM Wed.-Fri., 3 PM & 8:30 PM Sat., 5 PM Sun. 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta. 404/584-7450.



splitting antics of Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel, live on stage, in this new hit show adapted from the iconic TV sitcom. Presented by Gas South at the Cobb Energy Centre at 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., and 1 PM Sun.



March 25-29 Sixth annual competition featuring 72 professional comedians at five Atlanta venues: Atlanta Improv, Laughing Skull Lounge, Hard Rock Cafe, Eddie’s Attic and Smith’s Olde Bar.



May 9 Dirty Bourbon River Show June 13 Shawn Mullins

Staged at 8 PM at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. 770/594-6232.



Through March 8 “Disney’s

Aladdin Jr.,” Jerry’s Habima Theatre. 3 PM Sun., 7:30 PM Wed., Thurs., & Sat. March 19-29 More Glory Days: The Music You Grew Up With. Staged Thurs., Sat. & Sun. April 19 The Maccabeats, 4 PM. May 11-12 “Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids,” MJCCA Youth Ensemble, 7 PM. MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678/812-4002.



March 14-15 Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, 7:30 PM at Johns Creek UMC & 3 PM Sun. at Roswell UMC. May 15 Rock, Roll and Remember: Hits from American Bandstand, 8 PM at Roswell UMC, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. mosingers.com. 770/594-7974.


March 7 Harlem Globetrotters March 24 Ariana Grande March 25 Fleetwood Mac May 13 Bette Midler May 19 Iggy Azalea June 6 New Kids On The Block,

TLC, Nelly Aug. 30 Mötley Crüe 1 Philips Dr., next to CNN Center.

404/878-3000. philipsarena.com.

Terry Shapiro

March 13-15 Delight in the side-

PINCH ‘N’ OUCH THEATRE March 5-29 “The Shape of

Things.” Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. 195 Arizona Ave., Suite L/ W1, Atlanta. 678/231-1263.



May 5-10 Captivating new

St., Atl. synchrotheatre.com.


May 21-24 “7 Trumpets,” a


celebration of healing through music, movement and visual arts with musician Maurice Turner. 1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-


Through March 1 “Silent Sky,”

period romance about American astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. April 9-26 “Storefront Church,” morality tale explores spiritual experience and social action. 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.

7647. 7stages.org.


March 26-April 11 “Man of La Mancha.” Follow Don Quixote’s dizzied pursuits in the winding paths of Serenbe’s rock labyrinth. May 29-Aug. 2 “The Secret Garden.” Mary Lennox comes of age in an unknown landscape, without the guidance of her parents, and changes the world. Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com.

production tells the story of a young prince on a deathdefying journey to find meaning in his existence, with sizzling choreography, breathtaking acrobatics and beloved score. Staged at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta. 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. broadwayinatlanta.com.




“Timber!”, acrobatic lumberjacks.

alternative rock bands play on three stages, plus food and craft beer at Central Park in Midtown Atlanta. Headliners include The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion and Ryan Adams. shakykneesfestival.com.

March 14 Cirque Alfonse presents March 28 Kodo, Japan’s premier

drumming troupe. April 10-12 Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème,” GSU Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra, 8 PM Fri.Sat., 3 PM Sun. April 17 Jazz pianist Michael Abene with GSU Jazz Band. April 18 Capitol Steps, political satire. April 26 Joe Alterman, Houston Person, The Hot Sardines, 7 PM. Shows at 8 PM, unless otherwise stated. 80 Forsyth Street NW.

404/413-9TIX. rialtocenter.org.


March 12-15 “Mein Kampf,” mad

satire chronicles Hitler’s misspent youth in a Viennese flophouse. Presented in collaboration with UGA. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 5 PM Sun. April 16-May 10 “The Breakers,” interactive erotic thriller about a mysterious couple whose lies give way to passion and destruction. Presented by The Goat Farm Arts


TRUE COLORS THEATRE CO. Through March 8 “Detroit ‘67.”

Motown music cranks up as riots erupt in America’s Motor City. Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta.

May 8-10 Almost 70 indie and


March 20-April 12 “Rounding Third,” the tumultuous journey of two Little League coaches through an entire season. May 15-June 7 “Sylvia,” modern romantic comedy about love, marriage and a talking dog. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. stagedoorplayers.net. 770/396-1726.

SYNCHRONICITY THEATRE Through March 8 “StinkyKids®

The Musical,” co-production with Aurora Theatre. March 21 “Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Trop Davis Project” workshop. Peachtree Pointe,1545 Peachtree

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


Through March 8 Long before

that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz and grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good in a spectacular musical staged at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta. 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. broadwayinatlanta.com.


March 7 Shamrockin’ for a Cure

fundraiser with great bands and food. shamrockinforacure.com. May 10 ZZ Top & Jeff Beck May 16 Needtobreathe May 21 Darius Rucker May 26 Rush 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta.




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For those who live on the coast, vacation on the shore, or simply love the ocean, Beach House Happy is sure to inspire with its sunny take on seaside serenity. Antonia van der Meer, editor-in-chief of Coastal Living magazine, explores the connection between homes on the water and feelings of happiness, describing how décor and architecture work together in creating a relaxing atmosphere. Her six focal points: • BALANCE: Simple, uncluttered design offers a harmonious way to unwind. • COLOR: Blues, turquoises and a rainbow of strong, bright colors bathe the psyche in tranquility. • HISTORY: Like old friends, homes with histories provide a soothing connection to the past. • SHARING: Open spaces, big porches and comfy décor invite the company of others. • SURPRISE: Whimsical touches capture the magic and joy of the surroundings. • NATURE: Houses that connect to nature help the stress of everyday life fade away. Antonia knows firsthand the joy of living by the water, having grown up by the ocean. “It’s the little things – a collection of sea glass, a decorative mirror that reflects the blue of the ocean, a quiet nook with a comfortable chair – that give us that special jolt of happiness that propels us through our days. 106 


Gary Zuercher spent five years photographing the bridges of Paris at night and another year in historical research. The result: a spellbinding art book capturing the beauty of the City of Lights. The Glow of Paris features Zuercher’s collection of gelatin-silver photographic prints of the 35 bridges that cross the Seine in all their nocturnal glory. The images are accompanied by fascinating narrative about the structures. “For the most part Parisians take these architectural wonders for granted, relying on their functionality to get them where they want to go each day,” Zuercher said. “They don’t appreciate the beauty because most don’t see the glow of the bridges at night. And most have forgotten that from Julius Caesar to Princess Diana, the bridges of Paris have played an important role in history.” The oldest Paris bridge still in its original state is the Pont Neuf, but the oldest bridge site is where the Pont Notre Dame now stands. In one form or another, a bridge has existed here for more than two millennia – the first erected before the birth of Christ and described in writings by Julius Caesar before his death in 44 BC. The newest bridge, the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, opened in 2006 as a footbridge. It’s the only bridge in Paris named in honor of a woman. The Pont des Arts, designed to resemble a suspended garden, is perhaps the most romantic spot in Paris. The bridge is elevated ten steps above the roadways on each side of the river, offering a breathtaking “balcony” view, with a panoramic sweep of the Louvre on the right bank. On the morning of July 23, 1944, a 19-year-old girl shot and killed a Nazi officer on the pont de Solferino (now the Passerelle Léopold Sédar Senghor). She was captured, tortured and sentenced to death. She escaped death in a prisoner exchange and went on to became a journalist. A small replica of the Statue of Liberty rests in front of the Pont de Grenelle. The statue was installed facing east, much to the chagrin of the sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi who wanted it to face west, toward the United States. During the Universal Exhibition of 1937, his wish was posthumously granted when the statue was turned 180 degrees.

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onte Carlo...Barcelona...Bordeaux.... Not to mention Oporto, Lisbon, and Porto Venere. The mere mention of a handful of sun-spangled ports is enough to fire up the wanderlust factor in any traveler who keeps a passport within handy reach. Still, for anyone who has ever towed a suitcase and carryon from capital to capital, hotel to hotel, terminal to terminal, the thought of a repeat can fall somewhere short of thrilling. Enter the ocean liner. Picture yourself unpacking just once in handsomely comfortable, well-tended quarters, kicking jet



lag via down pillows, plush duvet, and polished room service while your floating resort delivers you from one European treasure-trove to another. The aforementioned itinerary – a Rome-to-London journey with the Crystal Serenity – is one of many that are splendidly served up by Crystal Cruises, a luxury line with a pair of beauties christened Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. In the quite possible event you’ve sailed with either or both ships previously – on any given voyage, a third to half of the passengers have been aboard before – prepare for some pleasant surprises on return. In the current world of upscale cruising, Crystal is not alone in courting a youthful

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market and updating accordingly. Favored for its traditional values by rock-solid fans, the line is finding that voyagers embrace a fresh breath of salt-tinged air – thoughtful alterations that render Crystal as classically elegant an experience as ever, but with contemporary sensibilities. In recent years, more than $100 million altogether has gone into new looks for both vessels, leaving them with not only cuttingedge digital and electronic enhancements but an of-the-moment style as hip and chic as you might encounter in, say, the Hamptons or the South of France. Then there’s the recent transition to “all inclusive” – a policy that continues to pick up steam at sea. With Crystal, it translates to complimentary fine wines (look for a list of noteworthy offerings on daily menus) and premium spirits throughout the ships, open bar service in all lounges, and gratuities. Meanwhile, fave activities of fans are still going strong. The likes of outstanding enrichment lectures, appealing stage productions, a Feng Shui-inspired spa, a casino, a shopping arcade, and fun nightclubs keep cruisers busy on board, while a plentitude of shore options lure them to land. Among the adventures on this Crystal Serenity itinerary: a look at Cinque Terre – five hamlets tucked into snug inlets or clinging to cliffs – at Porto Venere on the Ligurian coast, an 11-mile stretch of the Italian Riviera; tours of one-of-a-kind cities like Lisbon, Barcelona, and Monte Carlo; an overnight visit at Bordeaux for soaking up the striking city center with its wealth of 18thcentury architecture, as well as the region’s grand chateaux and celebrated winemakers.

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Passengers who add on a post-cruise visit to London can soak up the sweep of the capital from high above via the London Eye.

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Travelers who plan a pre-cruise stay in Rome can take in the celebrated city’s old-world charm and wealth of ancient wonders.

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Cruise passengers are treated to an overnight stay in Bordeaux to enjoy the vibrant city as well as excursions to the region’s noted chateaux and winemakers. The top-ranked culinary picture is similarly inviting, thanks to a rich mix of venues. Besides the elegant dining room (menus now come in both “Traditional” and “Modern”), you’ll want to have a go at Nobu Matsuhisa’s Silk Road and Sushi Bar, and Prego, with its fine Italian creations. The elegance award has to go to two entries: the Mozart Tea in the sunlit Palm Court, complete with string quartet and a staff costumed in 18th-century velvets and 112 


brocades; and the intimate Vintage Room with its winepaired tasting menu. Newest in the light-fare lineup is Tastes, set poolside with umbrella tables and white wicker armchairs. Along with wrap-around vistas of waves, you get global cuisine. Buns and pot stickers? Perhaps a Greek octopus salad? My own pet retreat is the casual Bistro, both for a morning latte and warm scones or irresistible snacks all day long, often with

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Stylish and beautiful Bordeaux is famed for its grand abundance of stately 18th-century architecture.

music thanks to its prime mezzanine positioning just over the marble-floored lobby’s grand piano. Cruisers who choose to stay active (hey, there’s no shame in stretching beside the pool for the duration) might opt for classes in needlework, watercolor painting, or fancy dancing. They could also catch a fashion show, a golf clinic, a hot new movie, or a spa seminar on tummy-flattening. Stateroom choices include Penthouse suites that are hard

to upstage, considering that they come with butler service, a walk-in closet, a Jacuzzi, and a fully-stocked bar. Maybe you would care to have your butler serve afternoon tea or evening hors d’oeuvres on your private verandah. Call it seagoing bliss. Information: www.crystalcruises.com; 888/799-4625

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Featuring a vintage design with hand-blown glass and tiny bubble accents, this beverage dispenser is a stylish year-round party and picnic companion. 28½-cup capacity, $145. jcpenney.com. Punctuate every meal with festive flair with Fiesta’s Mixed Bright Colors dinnerware in vibrant hues of scarlet, lapis, lemongrass and sunflower. 16-piece set (service for 4), $224. macys.com.

Lenox sets the scene for spring with the watercolor-inspired birds and florals of Chirp. The microfiber placemats and napkins feature bright teal accents, strands of tonal beads and a subtle sheen in polyester. $9 napkin, $10 placemat. macys.com.

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Perfect for a backyard barbecue, this galvanized steel ice bucket adds a touch of rustic elegance to any outdoor bash. The scoop can be hung on the side of the bucket when not in use. $30. jcpenney.com.


Crab meat and avocado salad from LE BILBOQUET. photo by Heidi Geldhauser/ Our Labor of Love.

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La Crepe Suzette (crepe with a caramelized blend of fresh orange juice and Grand Marnier).




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Like a phoenix rising from the rubble that once sat in the heart of Atlanta’s ritziest neighborhood, the Buckhead Atlanta development now seduces visitors with its ultra-luxe shopping, near-perfectly manicured grounds and wide array of eateries. A jewel among them is Le Bilboquet, the only freestanding restaurant within the sprawling complex. Bordered by highend brands like Hermès, Dior and Brunello Cucinelli, this bistro is as upmarket as you’ d expect.

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In point of fact, while the name and style is French, it’s really a French-American bistro, so you’ll find stateside influences from the pop culture art (by New York-based artist Peter Tunney) to tunes that range from The Who to James Taylor to a number of decidedly American menu influences. The rock ’n’ roll connection makes more sense once you know that Eric Clapton is an investor. The cozy restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows wrapping around the dining room, handsome blue velvet banquettes and a pewter bar, which makes quite a statement (it seems to be saying, “Come, have a drink and be transported to Paris, if only in your dreams!”). The restaurant’s parent company boasts similar outposts in New York (some iteration of it has been on the Upper East Side for nearly 30 years), Dallas, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and has brought Chef de Cuisine Jean Louis Sangare down South from New York, where he spent 16 years in the kitchen of the original Le Bilboquet. Sangare and his team confidently execute signatures like the rather American-inspired Cajun chicken and tuna tartare with soy reduction, avocado and wontons. I wandered into Le Bilboquet after a particularly harried day and decided that a meal in such an intimate new spot was cause for celebration. So, my guest and I Southern Seasons Magazine


started our meal with a glass of Veuve de Vernay Champagne Brut, almost immediately followed by piping hot bread (you can always tell good French bread by the toothsome crunch of the crust and the moist, airy center, both of which this had) and butter. From there, an express tour of the menu. Perhaps not the most politically correct, the house specialty of foie gras terrine was everything I wanted it to be: rich, unctuous and melt-in-your-mouth luxurious. Next, for me, Mediterranean branzino (sea bass), cooked so that it was slightly crisp on the outside, flaky on the inside, served over a flavorful ratatouille that made me long for Provence. French cooks (or really anyone who knows de food, which is to say nearly all the French) Chef Cuisine Jean Louis will tell you that you can discern the quality Sangare of a kitchen by the sauces. I’m happy to report that Sangare does a nice job of turning out peppercorn, béarnaise, shallot and bordelaise, the last of which made the perfect, red wine-scented accoutrement for my companion’s prime filet mignon. Finally, Le Bilboquet’s take on classic French pâtisserie, upside down apple tarte tatin, was a highlight. The apples were fork-tender, expertly caramelized in butter and sugar, providing the perfect, not-too-sweet ending. The servers here (in fact, it’s rather a theme at all of the restaurants) are known for their playful style. Case in point, when we visited just before Christmas, the majority of the staff wore light-up necklaces with their more serious vests and aprons. However, I found that if I wanted a truly expert recommendation on a wine pairing, I was better served requesting some face time with the on-duty sommelier or general manager Jon Skinner (whose previous restaurant credits include Atlanta Fish Market and Bistro Niko). Nevertheless, the meal and the experience were a delightful discovery in what was only recently a construction site. Come prepared to spend handsomely, but know you’re in for a treat. Le Bilboquet, 3035 Peachtree Rd. Suite A180. 404/869-9944. lebilboquetatlanta.com 118 


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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. } starprovisions.com. 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. } anotherbrokenegg.com. ARIA 490 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Atl. 404/233-7673. Buckhead hot spot with creative “slow food” served in a sleek space. p }}} aria-atl.com. ★★★ 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 }}} starprovisions.com. ★★★★

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 }}} blueridgegrill.com. ★★★ BUCKHEAD DINER 3073 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/262-3336. Atlanta icon offers inventive menu, from sweet and spicy Thai chili calamari to veal and wild mushroom meatloaf, in an upscale, retro atmosphere. Call-ahead priority accepted. } buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★ CANOE 4199 Paces Ferry Dr., Vinings. 770/432-2663. Culinary expertise and natural aesthetics come together for a rich, flavorful experience, with a seasonal menu and inviting interior. p }} canoe-atl.com. ★★★ 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 }}} thecapitalgrille.com. ★★ EMPIRE STATE SOUTH 999 Peachtree St.,

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

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 }} 4thandswift.com. 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. } flipburgerboutique.com. GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/264-0253; 848 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., 404/870-0805. Hand crafted beer and madefrom-scratch food served in a fun atmosphere. p } gordonbierschrestaurants.com. GRACE 17.20 5155 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 320, Norcross. 678/421-1720. Changing menu Southern Seasons Magazine


of fresh seasonal ingredients in a casually elegant setting. p }} grace1720.com. ★★ 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 }} havenrestaurant.com. ★★★ 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 } hobnobatlanta.com. HOLEMAN & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/948-1175. Hailed as a British gastropub with a Southern accent, with savvy cocktails and a meaty menu. } holeman-finch.com. 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

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tender, meaty ribs. } houstons.com. ★ JCT. KITCHEN & BAR 1198 Howell Mill Road, Ste. 18, Atl. 404/355-2252. A casual, yet upscale setting to enjoy such specialties as angry mussels, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, truffle-parmesan fries and Georgia peach fried pies. p } jctkitchen.com. JOEY D’S OAKROOM 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., Atl. 770/512-7063. Upscale steakhouse features choice-aged charbroiled steaks, signature sandwiches, salads, pastas, chicken and fish, plus over 400 brands of spirits. p }} JoeyDsOakRoom.com. ★★ LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR 659 Peachtree St., Atl., @ Georgian Terrace Hotel. 404/897-5000. Fresh American cuisine in a classy setting. p }} livingstonatlanta.com. LOBBY BAR AND BISTRO 361 Seventeenth St., Atl. 404/961-7370. Seasonal menu with a comfort food edge in a casual atmosphere. p } lobbyattwelve.com. LOCAL THREE 3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atl. 404/968-2700. Fresh-from-the-

farm seasonal fare, from Georgia Mountain Trout and Grilled Hanger Steak to Springer Mountain Farm Chicken Pot Pie, served in a comfy space. p } localthree.com. 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 }} miltonscuisine.com. 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 }} modernbuckhead.com. MOSAIC 3097 Maple Drive, Atl. 404/8465722. Neighborhood bistro features modern American cuisine with Mediterranean flavors. p }} mosaicatl.com. MURPHY’S 997 Virginia Ave., Atl. 404/8720904. Inventive, fresh seasonal fare, excellent service and basement charm. p } murphysatlanta-restaurant.com. ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN 559 Dutch Valley Road, Atl. 404/892-4111. Inventive atmosphere, food and wine served in a renovated urban warehouse space. p } onemidtownkitchen.com. ★★ PARK 75 75 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 }} fourseasons.com. ★★★ 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 }}} greatfoodinc.com. ★★★ 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 } publikatl.com. 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 }}



rathbunsrestaurant.com. ★★★★ RESTAURANT EUGENE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/355-0321. Seasonal cuisine and boutique wine combined with gracious service in a sophisticated spot in the Aramore Building. p }}} restauranteugene.com. 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 }}} riverroom.com. 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 }} sagewoodfiretavern.com. 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. } saltfactorypub.com. ★★★ SALTYARD 1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/382-8088. Diverse selection of seasonal dishes, with signature cocktails and craft beer in spirited setting. p } saltyardatlanta.com. SEASONS 52 90 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, 770/671-0052; Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/8461552. 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 }} seasons52.com. 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 } shulas347atlanta.com. 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 }} southcitykitchen.com. ★★★ 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

TAP dumpling soup and Low Country seafood platter. p }} southernart.com. TAP 1180 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/347-2220. Gastropub with innovative comfort food, extensive draft beer and barrel wine selections, and convivial setting. p } tapat1180.com. TERRACE 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 } ellishotel.com/terrace. 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 }}} ritzcarlton.com. ★★ 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 }}} sundialrestaurant.com. THREE SHEETS 6017 Sandy Springs Cir., Atl. 404/303-8423. A refreshing escape with cocktails, music and small plates. } threesheetsatlanta.com. ★★★ TRUFFLES CAFE 3345 Lenox Road, Atl. 404/364-9050. Upscale gourmet café with a diverse menu of Low Country dishes, fresh QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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Enjoy diced chicken wrapped in lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wokfried scallops with lemon sauce in a stylish space. p }} pfchangs.com.

JITTERY JOE’S AT RITZ-CARLTON, ATL. Atlanta residents can now enjoy the unique brew and atmosphere of Athen’s beloved Jittery Joe’s coffee shop in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta. With a reputation for extensive roasting expertise and the highest quality coffee beans, Jittery Joe’s has garnered national attention since its Athens debut in 1994. Open daily, the café features an array of coffee beverages, pastries by 181 Sweets, and retail products. Its signature coffee blend Eighty-Four Pour is a nod to the hotel’s grand opening in 1984.

fish, center-cut steaks, soups, salads and sandwiches. p } trufflescafe.com. 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 warehouse, with live blues music. p }} twourbanlicks.com. VILLAGE TAVERN 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta. 770/777-6490. Fresh fish, pastas, salads, chicken, steaks and chops in an upscale, casual setting. p }} villagetavern.com. 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 }} watershedrestaurant.com. 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 }} woodfiregrill.com. 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. } yeahburger.com. 122 


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THE REAL MANDARIN HOUSE 6263 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/255-5707. Upscale Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, with dishes ranging from Orange Beef and Sake Sea Bass to Peking Duck and Lettuce Wrap Chicken. mandarinhousesandysprings.com } ★★

ZEAL 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678/401-7142. Chic, farm-to-table modern eatery with chef-inspired menu, plus craft beers, boutique wines and spirits in a relaxed atmosphere. p }} zealrestaurant.com.


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 }} h2sr.com. ★★★


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 }}} fireofbrazil.com. 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 }}} fogodechao.com. ★★★


CANTON HOUSE 4825 Buford Hwy., Chamblee. 770/936-9030. Authentic cuisine in a spacious dining room with efficient, friendly service. } icantonhouse.com. ★★★★ HONG KONG STAR 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Ste 110, Marietta. 770/5092129. Exciting dishes with Asian flair, with great service and inviting setting. } hongkongstarmenu.com. 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.


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, served in an elegant and inviting setting since 1972. p }} mckinnons.com.


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 } h2sr.com.


BISTRO NIKO 3344 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/261-6456. Regional comfort French cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Specialties include white Gulf shrimp, sautéed short smoked mountain trout and Maine cod. p }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★ LA PETITE MAISON 6510 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404/303-6600. Charming French bistro, serving everything from filet mignon to grilled salmon. } lapetitemaisonbistro.com. ★★ LE BILBOQUET 3035 Peachtree Road, Suite A180, Atl. 404/869-9944. Classic French bistro fare served in an elegant setting. p }}} lebilboquetatlanta.com. NIKOLAI’S ROOF 255 Courtland St., Atl. 404/221-6362. Masterfully prepared cuisine, impeccable service and award-winning wine list, with spectacular skyline views from the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta. p }}} nikolaisroof.com. ★★★


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

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 }} marketbuckhead.com. 10 DEGREES SOUTH 4183 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/705-8870. South African restaurant offers a cultural fusion of cuisine, from calamari and lamb chops to sosaties and chicken curry, in lively setting. p }} 10degreessouth.com.


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


ANTICA POSTA 519 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-7112. Tuscan cuisine served in a cozy bungalow with an extensive wine list. p }} anticaposta.com. 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 }} baraondaatlanta.com. 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 }} ciboatlanta.com. DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/844-4810. Simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, from aged steaks to unique pasta creations and signature veal chop. p }} davios.com. DØUBLE ZERØ NAPOLETANA 5825 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/991-3666. Southern Italian featuring the cuisine of the Campania region of Italy, as well as Neapolitan pizza. p }} doublezeroatl.com.

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delectable desserts n vintage pies: CLASSIC AMERICAN PIES FOR TODAY’S HOME BAKER BY anne haynie collins (COUNTRYMAN PRESS)

Vermont pie-lover Anne Haynie Collins has been collecting heirloom recipes since childhood, likely smitten by the sweet and savory delights passed down from her great-great-grandmother, who baked up to a dozen pies a week to feed the family and farmhands in the mid-1800s. Collins shares more than 50 of her fab finds in this beautifully photographed cookbook – from fruity favorites like Blueberry and Strawberry Rhubarb to heavenly swirls of Cherry Cream and Lemon Meringue to creative concoctions like Shoo Fly Pie, as well as her family’s own tried and true piecrust. All of the recipes, in keeping with their early American origins, can be simply prepared using basic ingredients.

“Pies were once a staple of the American table...Pies were baked fresh in the morning and served at noon, with the day’s main meal; a slice of pie, wrapped in a cloth napkin, went in a tin pail to the fields for midafternoon. Pie was served cold, with a glass of buttermilk, at supper, and again for breakfast. Pies graced Sunday dinner tables, quilting bees, and wedding – ANNE Haynie collins suppers, and fed grieving families.” n sWEET & SOUTHERN: CLASSIC DESSERTS WITH A TWIST BY BEN MIMS (RIZZOLLI NEW YORK)

What do you get when you mix a pastry chef with a recipe developer and food writer from Mississippi? One heck of a cookbook. Ben Mims puts a fresh spin on decadent Southern desserts with 224 pages of tantalizing treats – the photography alone enough to whip up a sugar-induced stupor. The melt-in-your mouth, juice-bubbling goodness ranges from Peach Cobbler and Triple Cherry Pie to Lemon Layer Cake and Buttered Pecan Ice Cream. Homemade staples like Cornbread Pudding, Red Velvet Cake and Snickerdoodles are elevated with an artful twist, as Mims tweaks his ingredients to cater to modern-day tastes, blending Southern traditions with global flavors. Readers, too, are encouraged to experiment.

“I grew up in rural Mississippi. The area was isolated from many things, but great sweets were not among them. Layer cakes, pudding pies, fudge candies, fruit ice creams, and rich baked goods were part of my daily life...Over time, I’ve modernized many of my childhood-favorite recipes...They’re not as sweet and rich as the traditional versions, but they certainly pack a punch. – BEN MIMS They are, unquestionably, desserts.” Southern Seasons Magazine


SOTTO SOTTO 313 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atl. 404/523-6678. Italian dishes served with a creative twist in a revived brick storefront. p }} sottosottorestaurant.com. 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 Mediterranean mussels to Greek pizza. p } sugorestaurant.com. ★★★ TAVERNA FIORENTINA 3324 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-9825. Tuscan bistro presents authentic Florentine dishes and contemporary classics in an intimate dining room. p }} tavernafiorentina.com. VALENZA 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-3233. Cozy, upscale Italian eatery in Brookhaven with a classic menu of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees. p }} valenzarestaurant.com. 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 }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★

JAPANESE Aja FLOATAWAY CAFE 1123 Zonolite Road, Suite 15, Atl. 404/892-1414. Fresh seasonal cuisine is created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences. p }} starprovisions.com. 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 }} localino.info. ★★★★ 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 }} lagrottaatlanta.com. ★★★★ 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 } maggianos.com.



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 }} renaissancewaverly.com. NO. 246 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 678/399-8246. Savor ricotta agnolotti, Ramano pizza, charred octopus and other specialties in a 100-seat space with an open kitchen, backyard deck and welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. } no246.com. PORTOFINO 3199 Paces Ferry Place, Atl. 404/231-1136. Neighborhood bistro offers simple pastas and innovative appetizers and entrees. p }} portofinobistro.com. 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 }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★

KOBE STEAKS 5600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404/256-0810. Hibachi cooking in a fun atmosphere, where chefs prepare meals at the table. }} kobesteaks.net. ★★ 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. } momoyaga.com. NAKATO 1776 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atl. 404/873-6582. Gracious servers dressed in kimonos pamper diners with delicious authentic Japanese cuisine in an aura of the grandeur of traditional Japan. p }} nakatorestaurant.com. ★★★★ SUSHI-HUKU 6300 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atl. 770/956-9559. Fresh, authentic sushi in intimate booths. } sushihuku.com. 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 }} umiatlanta.com.

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 }} h2sr.com. ★★★ 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 }} lure-atlanta.com. RAY’S IN THE CITY 240 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/524-9224. Enjoy a selection of the freshest seafood, made-to-order sushi and hand-cut steaks, in a casual yet elegant setting. p }} raysinthecity.com. 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 }} raysontheriver.com. ★★★

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ECCO 40 Seventh St., Atl. 404/347-9555. A bold approach to seasonal European cuisine, from paninis, pastas and pizza to fig-glazed lamb loin, all served in a warm, welcoming setting. p }} ecco-atlanta.com. ★★★ 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 }}


NUEVO LAREDO CANTINA 1495 Chattahoochee Ave., Atl. 404/352-9009. Fresh, authentic Mexican fare, with an attentive staff in a fun, casual environment. Specialties include chicken mole, pork tender briskets, lobster tacos and enchiladas. p } nuevolaredocantina.com.


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RUMI’S KITCHEN 6152 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/477-2100. Fresh Persian dishes, from kabobs and dolmeh to fresh-baked flat bread, served in an intimate dining room with attentive hospitality. } rumisrestaurant.com.


ATLANTA FISH MARKET 265 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/262-3165. Southeast’s largest selection of fresh seafood offered in a neighborhood setting. Specialties include Hong Kong sea bass, cashew crusted swordfish and blackened mahi mahi. p h }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★ ATLANTIC SEAFOOD COMPANY 2345 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/640-0488. Contemporary atmosphere showcases modern American seafood flown in fresh daily. p }}} atlanticseafoodco.com.

IMPERIAL FEZ MOROCCAN 2285 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/351-0870. An oasis of good food and entertainment with traditional cuisine including fresh legumes, meats and fish. p }}} imperialfez.com.

C&S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 3240 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-0999. Fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar and classic prime steaks in an elegant setting, with classic cocktails. p }} candsoysterbar.com.


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 } h2sr.com.

PARISH: FOODS & GOODS 240 North Highland Ave., Atl. 404/681-4434. New Orleans-inspired, bi-level restaurant and market in the beautifully restored 1890s

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 }} seabasskitchen.com. THE OPTIMIST 914 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/477-6260. Upscale seafood with playful flavor combinations served in a beautiful space, with an experienced staff, wellrounded wine list and upbeat vibe. p }} theoptimistrestaurant.com.


ALMA COCINA 191 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/968-9662. Dine on green chorizo tostadas, bay scallop ceviche and braised goat huaraches in a sophisticated and spirited venue. p } alma-atlanta.com. 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 } h2sr.com.

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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 }}} mortons.com. NEW YORK PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/846-0644. Dine on Midwestern USDA prime beef, live Maine lobsters or fresh fish, with classic sides ranging from creamed spinach to cheese mashed potatoes. p h }}} newyorkprime.com. ★★★ 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 } h2sr.com. ★★★ 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 }}} raysrestaurants.com.

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. 770777-9555. Bold Southwestern cuisine with a hint of seafood and game, and a high-energy bar. p } h2sr.com.


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 }} blackstoneatlanta.com. ★★★ 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 }}} bltrestaurants.com. BONE’S 3130 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/2372663. Award-winning menu features prime steaks, Maine lobster, lamb chops and fresh seafood complemented by an extensive wine cellar and discerning service. p }}} bonesrestaurant.com. ★★★★ CABERNET STEAKHOUSE 5575 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770/777-5955. 126 


Reminiscent of the classic steakhouses of New York, with a large open dining room, plush seating and exposed kitchen. p h }}} cabernetsteakhouse.com. ★★★

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770/777-1500; 267 Marietta St., Embassy Suites Hotel (Centennial Park), Atl., 404/2236500; 3285 Peachtree Road NE, Embassy Suites

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 }}} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★ HAL’S 30 Old Ivy Road, Atl. 404/261-0025. Award-winning steak prepared over an open flame grill, plus fresh seafood, pasta, veal, lamb and fish, served in an expansive bistro-style venue with charming white tablecloth setting. p }} hals.net. ★★★ KEVIN RATHBUN STEAK 154 Krog St., Ste. 200, Atl. 404/524-5600. Enjoy USDA prime steaks, a mixture of Italian, Creole and Asian items, and fish, soups, salads and sashimi, as well as a list of 200 wines. p }} kevinrathbunsteak.com. ★★★★ MCKENDRICK’S STEAK HOUSE 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/512-8888. Feast on fabulous appetizers, enormous steaks, tender chops and succulent seafood in a clubby setting with oak walls and leather seats. p }} mckendricks.com. ★★★★

NIKO KARATASSOS PROMOTED AT BLRG I. Pano Karatassos proudly announced the promotion of Niko Karatassos to the position of president/COO of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group. “Niko’s work ethic and dedication over the past 20 years, and his in-depth knowledge of our company’s operations, make him the ideal candidate for this very important position.”

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 }} ruthschris.com. ★★

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STONEY RIVER 10524 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 678/461-7900; 5800 State Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/476-0102; 1640 Cumberland Mall, 678/305-9229. Enjoy premium steaks in an inviting mountain lodge setting. p }} stoneyriver.com. ★★★ 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 }} h2sr.com. 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 }}} thepalm.com. ★★★

NAN THAI FINE DINING 1350 Spring St. NW, Atl. 404/870-9933. Rich, tasty Thai and Thai fusion dishes with an artistic flair, reminiscent of the grand style of the ’40s and ’50s. p h }}} nanfinedining.com. ★★

TAMARIND SEED 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 110, Atlanta. 404/873-4888. Savor authentic Thai, from roasted duck breast to braised lamb tenderloin, in an upscale setting. p }}} tamarindseed.com.


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 } goforthai.com.

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HUNAN GOURMET 6070 Sandy Springs Circle NE, Atl. 404/303-8888. Authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine in a relaxing setting. p } hunangourmetrestaurant.com. ★★

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Restaurant News ¢ Atlas, developed by restaurateur/chef Gerry Klaskala (founder of Atlanta’s celebrated Aria and Canoe) and Tavistock Group, is now open at The St. Regis Atlanta, 88 West Paces Ferry Road NW. With a focus on curating fresh ingredients from local farms, the chef-driven, dinner-only restaurant celebrates the best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences. Dishes include pecan-grilled Cervena venison tenderloin in a plum cherry puree and Jamison Farm lamb loin with roasted garlic lamb kielbasa and curry-cauliflower puree. atlasrestaurant.com. 404/600-6471.

¢ Since Twin Smokers BBQ opened its doors at 300 Marietta

St. this past winter, the Atlanta restaurant has been earning rave reviews for its smoked meats, fresh sides, craft beer and cocktails, served with down-home hospitality. Savor Southernstyle barbecue with Hickory and White Oak smoked chicken and pork, and Texas-style barbecue with Mesquite and Post Oak smoked beef. twinsmokersbbq.com. 404/698-4707.

¢ The Southern Gentleman is a Southern-inspired gastropub in the new Buckhead Atlanta development at 3035 Peachtree Road NE. Putting a fresh spin on traditional dishes with locally sourced ingredients, offerings range from Mini Shrimp “Andouille” Corndogs (“snacks”) to Sequatchie Cove Farm Cheese Bread (“before supper”) to Cast-iron Seared Culotte Steak (“supper”). On the bar menu: barrel-aged cocktails, bottled libations and beverages on tap, New World wines, craft beers and the perfect mint julep. 404/939-9845. thesoutherngentlemanatl.com.

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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Spring SHOWS

A stunning outdoor art exhibition will illuminate the Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring. “Bruce Munro: LIGHT in the Garden,” opening May 2, will feature unique installations created from hundreds of miles of optic fiber by the British artist, renowned for using light as an artistic medium. The site-specific exhibit will be the largest ever presented by Munro in the Southeast. “This show will be something unlike any other that Atlantans have experienced,” said ABG President/CEO Mary Pat Matheson. “At dusk, the Garden will become this magical yet natural landscape that visitors just have to see to believe.” Six diverse installations, from massive displays to smaller sculptures, will be located throughout the gardens and inside the conservatories. Some are set to music. The artist’s materials range from fiber optics to recyclable plastic bottles. The spectacular “Forest of Light” will blanket Storza Woods with more than 30,000 flowerlike stems of lights – a massive display that can be experienced both from the ground and from the Canopy Walk above. “Water Towers” includes massive cylindrical sculptures made of thousands of lighted, water-filled one-liter recyclable bottles. The exhibit will be on view Wednesday through Sunday evenings, through Oct. 3.

There was a time when magic, not science, was widely used to explain poisonings or sicknesses. Not surprisingly, poisonous plants and other toxins can be found at the core of countless fairy tales and legends. Find out if that apple really could have poisoned Snow White, glance into the Mad Hatter’s tea party and encounter the trio of witches from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”



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Bruce Munro’s “LIGHT” opens May 2 at Atlanta Botanical Garden

“Power of Poison” unveiled at Fernbank Step into the pages of fairy tales, walk through a Colombian forest, use clues to solve poisoning mysteries. “The Power of Poison,” on view through May 3 at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, explores the role of poison in nature, myth and human health in an engaging exhibition filled with interactive components, models, multimedia and live animals. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is filled with intriguing facts, fascinating tales and surprising benefits. “It’s a perfect blend of content related to biology, pharmacology, toxicology, anthropology, folklore, history and literature,” said Fernbank anthropologist Bobbi Hohmann.

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