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22 NBAF’s Fine Art + Fashion Benefit 25 Dancing Star Brenda Wood 26 Bicoastal Chefs: Spring Lamb Recipe 30 Laura Turner Seydel: The Nuclear Threat 32 Ask Dr. Karin: Good Vibrations 34 Southern Tales: Books 36 Gallery Views 38 Exhibitions Calendar 40 Floral Artistry 41 American Craft Show 42 Animal Charm


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FINE ART + FASHION Enjoy a spectacular evening at NBAF’s annual benefit March 15 at Neiman Marcus in Atlanta.


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love springtime! It is the time of year when life renews itself. I look forward to Atlanta’s flowering trees, perhaps a new puppy, the new tax cuts (yay!) and Fashion Week’s divine treasures in the stores and on the market. Our spring Style section presents the over-the-top and the elegant. But let’s talk shoes! I have to salute Freya Rose for the awesome stillettos pictured below. Even though the days when I could rock 4” heels are past, I can still dream!

Speaking of unique fashion finds, this year’s Fine Art + Fashion gala benefitting NBAF promises a spectacular peek at talented up-and-coming designers. Taking place on March 15 at Neiman Marcus, the benefit is co-chaired by Lovette Russell, Louise Sams and Jack Sawyer, and will honor philanthropists Cindy and Bill Voyles. The funds raised support ongoing arts education in middle and high schools in under-served communities on the Westside. Popular TV anchor Brenda Wood joins fellow celebrity dancers on April 21 at Cobb Galleria Centre to help raise

money for the Alzheimer’s Association. She is one of my friends who just grows younger and prettier over time. Formerly a Dancing Stars of Atlanta judge, Brenda is a contestant in this inspiring and entertaining 9th annual event, which is sure to be standing room only! This issue’s Home & Design feature is a breathtaking pageturner! Architect Bill Harrison has skillfully transformed this Buckhead residence into a luxurious and truly unique abode. Harrison’s collaboration with designer Rex Weston, leading artisans and purveyors of gorgeous furnishings all came together to achieve the most sensational renovation of a home into a Regency masterpiece, resplendent with contemporary elements which blend seamlessly with the period-true style. The lavender scent is as old as history. I have lavender soaps and candles in my home, and let’s not forget lavender-honey homemade ice cream. But lavender leg-of-lamb? Our Bicoastal Chefs, Jody Williams and Wendy Warren, have encrusted a spring lamb with this fragrant herb and provided the recipe to those of you with culinary genes and daring! Our wedding-of-the-season takes us from an elegant ceremony to a sneaker ball-reception, where Kenzie Biggins and Johan Jean danced the night away. Wedding designer Tony Brewer created tote bag invitations so the high-heeled guests could bring their dancing shoes to change into for a memorable celebration!


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Your cover feature with Steve Smith and Elizabeth Allen was so brilliantly timed 60 days before the Starfish Ball. In my fondest imaginings I would have never expected what happened with pre-event ticket sales. As you know, the ball is a well-attended event every year with great patron support. Your cover feature facilitated a 150% increase in ticket sales in December of 2017 compared to December of 2016! That is not an exaggerated or inflated number – that is fact. Starfish Ball 2018 is our first sell-out! I don’t know what fundraising success is in store, but I do know Southern Seasons will share the credit! You and your team played a major role. You are a gift to the city of Atlanta and a publishing pillar in our community! I am so fortunate to have come to know you and grateful for the publication cherished by so many that is Southern Seasons! Thank you, again, for all you do for nsoro! Monica Pantoja, The nsoro Foundation

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EPIC STYLE “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie,” on view through May 13 at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., dazzles with 45 costumes from the Oscar-winning film. The stunning showcase evokes the lifestyle of the era, when transatlantic travelers required extensive wardrobes, taking every opportunity to see and be seen in the fashions of the time, from strolling the promenade deck to dining at elegant formal dinners. Incidentally, George and Edith Vanderbilt were scheduled to set sail on the Titanic, but changed their plans at the last minute to sail on Titanic’s sister ship, the Olympic. Southern Charm

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Neiman Marcus presents “The Art of Fashion� March 15 to benefit NBAF



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uests will be dressed to impress for the Fine Art + Fashion gala March 15 at Neiman Marcus in Atlanta. This year’s 12th annual benefit for the National Black Arts Festival promises a spectacular evening of entertainment, with the theme “The Art of Fashion.” Ken Downing, Neiman’s iconic fashion director, will fly in from the Paris shows to curate the best runway show in town. A cocktail reception kicks off the festivities at 6 PM, followed by an inspiring awards program that recognizes students of African descent who have excelled in fashion design and visual arts. Atlanta-based artist Fahamu Pecou will receive the Visual Artist Award, and three outstanding student fashion designers from Georgia will be presented with the Emerging Talent Award. The first Rising Star designer will also be unveiled. 24

Cindy and Bill Voyles will be honored for their long-time civic, community and philanthropic support of numerous organizations, including NBAF. Lovette Russell, Louise Sams and Jack Sawyer have joined forces as event co-chairs. NBAF’s partnership with lead sponsor Neiman Marcus offers a unique opportunity to expand its audience, with an impact that extends far beyond the scope of a single night. The funds raised at Fine Art + Fashion support ongoing arts education in middle and high schools in underserved communities on the Westside, in addition to other public programs. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, NBAF continues to make a lasting impact, with a mission to engage, educate and entertain, to showcase and generate a shared sense of pride in the achievements of people of African descent in all artistic disciplines.

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Seated: Judy Hanenkrat, Ben Rose and Shaye Strager. Standing: Vikki Morrow, Lovette Russell, Bill Voyles, Cindy Voyles and Jack Sawyer.


Stars of Atlanta Brenda Wood joins celebrity dancers on April 21 at Cobb Galleria Centre to help end Alzheimer’s


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ne of Atlanta’s favorite faces will be putting her best foot forward in the fight against Alzheimer’s. After weeks of rehearsal, retired TV news anchor Brenda Wood will show off her smooth moves April 21 at Cobb Galleria Centre at the 9th annual Dancing Stars of Atlanta to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. “When I was asked to be a contestant, it took a little arm-twisting,” said Wood, who has happily served as a Dancing Stars judge for the past four years. “Yes, I like to dance, but I’m no dancer, as in performer. But, in the end, I decided I wouldn’t allow my fear to drown this opportunity to help move us closer to a cure.” Mirroring the popular TV show, 12 celebrity dancers are paired with pro dancers, with each team working to raise money by gaining votes. Also competing are Robert Bairstow, Ken Covers, Ali George, Keiko Guest, Lorraine Hildebrandt, Tracie Penegar, Jason Perry, Julian Reynolds, Merideth Sasser, Heather ten Broeke and Linda Whitmire. A growing epidemic, Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death, afflicting more than 5 million Americans. “The numbers are staggering and will only get bigger if we don’t do something,” said Wood, who has several relatives with Alzheimer’s, including one who recently passed away. “Just about everyone I know is touched in some way by the heartache and suffering of this disease.” Supporters can vote for their favorite star and purchase tickets to the event at Southern Seasons Magazine



THE Bicoastal Chefs present

Roasted lavender leg of lamb

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Who are these culinary divas? Which five-star restaurant must you book reservations at to enjoy their bill of fare? Well, the fact is that the hottest ticket from Los Angeles to Atlanta is to be invited to one of their homes for a dinner party! Both Wendy Warren and Jody Williams are wives and mothers who simply love to entertain and prepare sensational meals for friends and family. Every once in a while the stars align and you meet someone super special in your life. Wendy and Jody met by chance in Malibu while on a mission to find healthier new ways to balance their busy lives. After many long conversations, they realized how much they had in common, resulting in a truly genuine friendship. Their love of world travel and its influence on cooking became a passion they explored. Frequently flying across the country to visit, they begin at the food markets and end up in the kitchen together creating delicious meals that are full of flavor, healthy and easy to prepare. Full recipes are available at under Bicoastal Chefs. Enjoy!

Celebrity photographer Kerry Perez brought her sister, actress Bo Derek, along for a photo-shoot at the beautiful California home of Wendy Warren. Pictured (left): Kerry, Jody Williams, Bo and Wendy. Southern Seasons Magazine


by Wendy Warren and Jody Williams

Spring dishes dressed to impress Liven up your table this season with a beautiful spring spread featuring a traditional lamb roast. Adding fresh herbs to these dashing dishes will produce a bountiful burst of flavor, fragrance and color. Here, we’ve put together an elegant yet easy menu that is sure to delight the most seasoned palate. A lovely showstopper that’s full of seasonal flavor, this lamb will delight your peeps as you share a special springtime meal. First, choose the highest quality boneless leg of lamb you can find. The lamb will be rubbed (we like to call it a massage) with the traditional rosemary and garlic, but it truly bursts with flavor when culinary lavender is added. (We ordered from Be sure to serve the lamb with sweet and sour shallot jam or something similar. Roasted LAVENDeR LAMB INGREDIENTS ROASTED LAMB: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup minced fresh rosemary 4-5 tablespoons of culinary lavender or fresh minced lavender leaves 5 garlic cloves grated (Note: it is very important to grate the garlic rather than slice) One 3 1/2 lb. boneless leg of lamb (for 6-8 people)


Kosher salt Crushed black pepper SWEET & SOUR SHALLOT JAM: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 6 medium shallots, thinly sliced 1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

• Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk 1/2 cup olive oil with the rosemary, lavender and garlic. Season the lamb all over with salt and pepper. Start by rubbing half of the herb oil on the inside of the lamb. After that, roll up the lamb to be tied neatly before roasting. Dress the lamb with the remaining herb oil on the outside. Place lamb roast on a rimmed baking sheet. • Roast the lamb for only about 15 minutes, until its just starting to brown. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and roast lamb for about an hour. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part and when it registers 130 degrees, you will have some very nice, rare meat. Transfer lamb to a kitchen board and let rest for 30 minutes. • Now, let’s attack the sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil until shimmering. Add shallots, dates, honey and a pinch of salt. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until the shallots are softened, about 7 minutes. Add the vinegar and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated and the jam is thick, 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and let cool. • Next, untie the lamb roast and slice the meat against the grain. Serve with the shallot-date jam. Debut this beauty with fresh sprigs of rosemary and lavender.

Cantaloupe Salad with Basil, Fresh Mozzarella and Onions INGREDIENTS 1 medium cantaloupe, cut into 1-inch cubes 10-20 fresh basil leaves, chiffonaded (keep a few leaves for garnish) 10-12 green olives, sliced, optional 1/4 cup red onion, very thinly

sliced 1 cup fresh mozzarella balls, sliced into quarters 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons lime juice (juice of 1 lime) Salt and pepper to taste Serves 4-6

Sugar Snap Peas garnished with Mint INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 lbs sugar snap peas, trim ends of both sides 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons shredded fresh mint leaves (Chefs’ tip: Use kitchen scissors to do the shredding) Serves 4-6. You will want to double this recipe if you’re expecting a crowd.

• In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the snap peas for 1-3 minutes. You want them to be crisp and tender but not overdone. Take them off the stove and drain. Have a bowl of ice prepared to drain them in order to stop the cooking process. Drain the peas well. • In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add 1 tablespoon of the mint, peas and season with salt and pepper. Heat the mixture over moderately low heat, stirring until the peas are heated through. This should only take a few minutes. • For the final touch, sprinkle the remaining fresh mint over the peas. Voila!

• In a large mixing bowl, toss the cantaloupe, basil strips, olives, red onions and mozzarella together. • Lightly dress the salad with a long pour of olive oil and even longer drizzle of red wine vinegar. • Toss with lime juice. Generously salt and pepper the salad to taste. This salad is wonderful eaten right away but tastes even better chilled a few hours before serving. The flavors really come together.

Beautiful Berry Crisp INGREDIENTS 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup strawberries, sliced 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons flour 4 tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into pieces 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 3/4 cup quick oats (quick cooking but not instant) 1/3 cup flour Fresh basil leaves

• Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a bowl, combine berries, sugar and flour. Toss to coat fruit. Transfer to skillet. • In another bowl, work the butter in with the brown sugar using a fork, and then work in the oats and flour to create a crumbly mix. Sprinkle over the fruit in the skillet. • Bake for about 30 minutes until topping is golden and fruit is bubbly. • Serve warm with fresh whipped cream or ice cream. Garnish with basil leaves. Yum! *Substitute 1 1/2 cups rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, with 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries for a lovely Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp. Southern Seasons Magazine


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The Nuclear Threat: Let’s Race to Elimination

I grew up during a time where we practiced “duck and cover” drills in school, anticipating a bomb scare. It’s hard to believe that we are reentering this scary period in human history. Regardless of where you fall politically, it’s pretty clear that the world is uneasy. While North Korea persists in its belligerence, the more traditional diplomacy of the past has given way to mean Tweets. Putin’s Russia and Trump’s administration have reversed decades of non-proliferation policy and have signaled efforts to potentially modernize and expand their nuclear arsenal. Our relationship with China continues to degrade, and the oft-overlooked conflict between Pakistan and India continues to escalate.

ow does this affect you? The United States and Russia maintain roughly 1,800 of their nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert. That means one small accident, one wrong piece of intel and millions of lives could be lost within minutes. If you think it is anything other than moral luck that has gotten us this far without catastrophe, I have a bridge to sell you. We saw firsthand the terror that ensues after Hawaii recently received a false nuclear threat warning. What’s more, a report by the Government Accountability Office revealed that the U.S. nuclear arsenal is maintained on “museumready” 1970’s technology with 8-inch floppy disks. This costs us approximately $150 million per day to maintain! My father, Ted Turner, is a nuclear weapons abolitionist. He co-founded the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) in 2001 with Sam Nunn, former U.S. Senator and chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, and a world-renowned defense expert. My dad recognized early on that nuclear weapons are the number one short-term threat to humanity. Along with his friends Warren Buffett (a significant funder of NTI’s work) and President Jimmy Carter (SALT Treaties), he has been involved in ridding the world of this threat for many years. Let’s look at the facts. According to the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winning organization, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), there are nine countries in possession of these weapons – the United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea. Together these countries are believed to have approximately 15,000 nuclear weapons, with Russia and the U.S. possessing over 90% of them. In addition to these countries, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the 30

Netherlands and Turkey host nuclear weapons as part of a NATO nuclear-sharing arrangement. Despite World War II and the Cold War long behind us, as well as many attempts at nuclear threat reduction, the world is in ever greater danger from these catastrophic weapons. Nuclear weapons have only been used in warfare twice, when the U.S. dropped them on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. The immediate loss of life was tremendous, with thousands more casualties resulting from injury or the effects from radiation exposure for many decades following. I have been to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and it is truly difficult to put the horror into words. I highly recommend spending a little time familiarizing yourself with the aftermath of these bombings. There are many resources online and sometimes we have to come face-to-face with an issue before we truly understand its evil. Nuclear weapons are unique in their ability for destruction of human life and the environment. They produce vast amounts of energy in the form of blast, heat and radiation. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, there is no available or effective way of providing humanitarian assistance to victims of a nuclear blast. Truly terrifying is the reality that today’s modern nuclear bombs are significantly more powerful, the largest of those roughly 3,000 times more powerful than those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But even removing those from the equation, a regional nuclear war involving around 100 Hiroshima-sized weapons, say between India and Pakistan, according to ICAN, “would disrupt the global climate and agricultural production so severely that more than a billion people would be at risk of famine.”

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5Pope Francis receives Ted Turner’s letter from daughter Laura Turner Seydel at the Vatican’s Nuclear Disarmament Symposium.

6Co-chairmen/co-founders of the Nuclear Threat Initiative Ted Turner and Sam Nunn, with cochairman/CEO Ernest Moniz.

According to Ira Helfand, MD, co-president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, and co-founder and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), “The use of just 300 of the 7,000 warheads in the Russian arsenal against urban targets in the United States would kill more than 75 million people in the first half hour, and destroy the entire economic infrastructure on which the rest of the population relies to sustain themselves.” According to a 2007 study in the Journal of Geophysical Research (available for free download from Rutgers University), nuclear conflict between Russia and the U.S. could cause a nuclear winter, dropping temperatures to a new ice age, resulting in the starvation of the majority of the world’s people and possible human extinction. Jonathan Granoff, president of the Global Security Institute, sums it up nicely, “Nuclear weapons have forced us to consider whether we will be the last generation.” The popular argument against elimination is deterrence. But how can deterrence amount to what is now a modern arms race? And what about the moral implications? In November 2017, the Pope hosted a high-level symposium against nuclear weapons which I had the privilege of attending. While there I had the great honor of presenting the Pope with my father’s letter entreating him to issue an encyclical on banning nuclear weapons. Pope Francis strongly condemned weapons of mass destruction, calling for their complete elimination. He pointed out the possession of nuclear weapons is immoral even as a deterrent because by having them you can envision having to use them, thereby murdering millions of innocent people. He did find hope however in the recent UN vote on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons passed with 122 votes in favor on July 7, 2017. Unfortunately, no nuclear

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5Beatrice Fihn, director of ICAN, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Award recipient, at the awards ceremony with event headliner John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen.

weapons state nor NATO members, except for the Netherlands, took part in the vote. This treaty was in part the result of the hard work of ICAN and its partners. On December 11, John Legend headlined the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony where ICAN was awarded the prize “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition on such weapons.” The Nobel Committee believes ICAN’s advocacy and accomplishments can create the momentum whereby the world reduces proliferation, and nuclear states agree to elimination. Jointly accepting the award on behalf of the organization was ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn and Setsuko Thurlow, one of the hibakusha, the specific term given by the Japanese to the survivors of the bombing, literally meaning “explosion-affected” people. I cannot stress how necessary it is to fight for the worldwide ban of these weapons, because as Beatrice said in her acceptance speech, “We have a choice: the end of nuclear weapons or the end of us.” Southern Seasons Magazine


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By Dr. Karin Luise

GOOD vibrations Q: What is all this I am hearing about vibration? You have likely heard words like vibration, frequency and energy pop up in the self-help world the past several years. If you are wondering what the heck they really mean and if they hold any merit, you are not alone. I wanted to shed some light on why they deserve your attention.

The Science Let’s go back to science class and remember what you learned about atoms and electrons. Their interplay sustains life in every living thing – they carry energy and, yes, they vibrate. Your body is made up of billions upon billions of them within each system, forming an energetic map of wonder that is pulsing and communicating constantly. The non-physical systems in your body also emit energetic vibrations, stemming from your thoughts, beliefs and feelings. All have vibratory elements that signal directly how aligned they are with your state of wellness. They expand or contract based on how you are lining up with your experiences and self-regard. Individually, the energy of each system will vibrate and function at the rate of its alignment with health – including circulatory, digestive, nervous, respiratory, emotional, spiritual and mental structures. Those systems that are compromised, or dis-eased, vibrate with a more contracted, lower functioning energy. They seek support from all other systems, including the parts of you that feel, think and believe. Those systems that are in a healthy, aligned flow will send out a higher frequency, showing up in robust form for the body. The entire map of this interplay is known as “The Bio-Energetic Field,” and holistic science has long known that a person typically heals faster and more completely when all systems are involved.

How it Affects the Way You Feel Organs that operate at a lower vibration feel crappy. They are lethargic, stubborn and sick. The same is true for your emotional 32

vibration and how it interplays with your body. Your beliefs about life find a way into the physical systems of your body, showing up as expanded or contracted sensations – especially in the heart, GI tract, throat, lungs and nerves. This is where the good news comes in – you are in total control! (For more in-depth explanations, look up the works of Louise Hay and Dr. Lissa Rankin.) Your core being, the wisest part of you, knows when something is in alignment with what you truly need. This is communicated through vibration. Your desires are being broadcast through your beliefs and intention, and your body is always responding. When something is in alignment with your well-being, you feel super good around it – your body is asking you for “More, please!” Your little particles start to vibrate higher, and your neurotransmitters trigger feelings like happiness, anticipation and connection. These high frequency feelings expand your electromagnetic field, which is directly tied to overall happiness. Alternatively, when you experience something that does not jive with your vibrational truth, your body sends you electromagnetic messages as negative emotions. Dread, disappointment and discomfort are all low vibrational messages from your body. They are saying “Warning! This is not vibing with us! Feels bad! Move away!” It is becoming increasingly clear to medical science that an unhealthy job, ongoing stress, or dysfunctional relationships all negatively influence your physical health. When you are living out of alignment with your inner truth for long periods of time, you will end up getting sick, anxious or depressed – or all three. When your systems are not being honored in a healthy way, they

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If you can listen more to the signals that are being relayed on the INSIDE of you instead of on the OUTSIDE, your life will change in ways that will amaze you.

vibrate at a compromised level, which can allow disease into the body. The body will tell you when things are off 100% of the time. But there is good news. You were created with super powers.

Why this gives you POWER We know that your core speaks to you through energetic impulses that turn into emotional experiences that create physical sensations in your body. Sadly, most of us were taught to override our own desires and only look at physical reasons for illness. You were likely taught NOT to trust your emotions, stuff them, and please others instead. Well, things are changing, my friend. I am here to help you unlearn that old paradigm of self-doubt. Because spiritually AND scientifically, you have the most trustworthy internal GPS on the planet! When your emotions give you signals, you are then naturally guided to a divine flow chart of choices. Simply, you can stay and repeat the same negative experiences, causing more contraction and body dysfunction; OR, your can choose to remove yourself

from negative experiences and insert yourself in positive ones that raise your frequency. One causes suffering, the other brings expansion. Point being, YOU have 100% of the choice. You are not responsible for anyone else’s energetic field but your own, and if you are like me, you prefer to vibrate on the high end! If you can listen more to the signals that are being relayed on the INSIDE of you instead of on the OUTSIDE, your life will change in ways that will amaze you. You will find more clarity, freedom and precision in the choices you make. You will gain selfconfidence and a new, powerful layer of self-love because you will start to believe what the Universe knew all along: You are a brilliantly constructed being who is meant to be happy, healthy and strong. And you can take your power back any time. Starting right now. All it takes to change your vibration is to simply change your mind. The rest of you has to follow. For inspirational videos and training on how to transform your life, find me at and on the Dr. Karin YouTube channel. Let’s raise our vibes together!

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


SOUTHERN TALES Marking the 50th anniversary of the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the latest thriller by former Atlanta attorney Steve Berry opens up a Pandora’s box of unanswered questions surrounding the murder of the civil rights icon. In a riveting adventure, told in Berry’s trademark style of pairing meticulously researched history with unexpected twists, hero agent Cotton Malone must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis. His perilous trek down dark roads and up blind alleys leads to a cadre of startling revelations (many of which are true) about this country, the FBI, Dr. King’s death, and the machinations of unrestrained power.

the bishop’s pawn, steve berry (Minotaur Books, March 20)


n A lecture/book signing with the author will be held March 25 at The Marcus Jewish Community Center in Atlanta and March 26 at the Gwinnett County Public Library during the national book tour. A fast-paced story set against a background of hospital rounds and lifeor-death decisions, the debut novel of Kimmery Martin, an ER doctor herself, explores the fascinating world of practicing physicians and the heart’s capacity for forgiveness. Zadie Anson and Emma Colley, best friends since medical school, are now happily married wives and mothers with successful careers – Zadie as a pediatric cardiologist and Emma as a trauma surgeon. Their lives in Charlotte, N.C., are chaotic but fulfilling, until the return of a former colleague unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years. The reappearance of Nick Xenokostas shocks both women into a deeper look at the difficult choices they made during their third year in med school. As it becomes evident that Emma must have known more than she revealed about circumstances that nearly derailed both of them, Zadie starts to question everything about her closest friend.


Natasha Boyd’s captivating work of historical fiction is based on the true story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, who changed agriculture in colonial South Carolina after developing indigo as one of its most important cash crops. The year is 1739 and 16-year-old Eliza is left in charge of the family’s three plantations as her father pursues his military ambitions and her mother longs to return to England. As tensions with the British and Spanish rise, and their livelihood is threatened, Eliza believes that indigo dye is the key to their salvation. But everyone tells her it’s impossible, and no one will share the secret to making it. Thwarted at nearly every turn, even by her own family, Eliza finds that her only allies are an aging horticulturist, a gentleman lawyer and a slave with whom she strikes a dangerous deal: teach her the intricate thousand-yearold secret process of making indigo dye and, in return, she will teach the slaves to read. Romance, intrigue, forbidden friendships and politics intertwine in this heroic tale of a remarkable young woman.

Sharing stories about the city’s unique history, the Sandy Springs Gazette features weekly online articles based on archives and oral histories from residents. A 2017 compilation magazine is available online and in print.

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THE GREAT RACE, CHRISTOPHER CORR (FRANCES LINCOLN CHILDREN’S BOOKS) Whimsically illustrated with folk-art-style paintings of colorful animal characters, Christopher Corr’s retelling of the Chinese zodiac story offers an enchanting introduction to culture and folklore.

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BOOK SERIES When Gwendolyn Koehler moved to Georgia from New York after retiring from a career in teaching, it didn’t take long for the Yankee transplant to succumb to the charm of the South. She started volunteering as a docent at Roswell’s beloved antebellum mansion, Bulloch Hall. The more she learned about the childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, mother of 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, the more enamored she became. “It’s a rich and interesting story that connects many historic people and families across the country,” said Gwen, who serves as the education director at Bulloch Hall. More recently, her unique expertise on all things Bulloch led to a three-volume book series co-authored with fellow history buff Connie Huddleston. “The Bulloch Letters” collectively details the fascinating lives of the Bullochs and Roosevelts through never-before-published letters the two families wrote between 1853 and 1865. It was a labor of love for Gwen and Connie, who invested nine years in the research-intensive project, which included authentically interpreting hundreds of pages of letters from the 19th century. Connie said that they often found themselves on the brink of tears when transcribing the letters. “We read of longing, separation, loss, births and death, all those normal events of life now multiplied by the background of war,” she said. “Adding the commentary, I discovered myself reaching further into history to understand life and even death during these war years.” The newly-released third book, Divided Only by Distance & Allegiance: The Bulloch/Roosevelt Letters 1861-1865, concludes the series with the revealing emotional letters written by Southern women living in the North during the War Between the States. The first title, Mittie & Thee: An 1853 Roosevelt Romance, features the courtship letters between Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt. The second installment, Bulloch Hall, Between the Wedding & the War: The Bulloch/Roosevelt Letters 1854-1860, covers the correspondences during the tumultuous time leading up to the Civil War.

Divided Only by Distance & Allegiance: The Bulloch/ Roosevelt Letters 1861-1864 (Friends of Bulloch/2017) The year 1861 found the Bulloch and Roosevelt families divided by allegiance. Now living in the North, the Bulloch women supported their Southern roots, while their northern husbands stayed true to the Union. The War created additional hardships, limiting the family’s correspondence, travel and finances. With two sons fighting for the South and one dying back home in Georgia, the family letters, written between 1861 and 1865, tell of the ladies’ struggles to aid and comfort those they loved, all amidst a background of the Civil War.

Between the Wedding & the War: The Bulloch/Roosevelt Letters 1854-1860 (Friends of Bulloch/2016) Between the Wedding and the War continues the true saga of two families, the northern Roosevelts and the southern Bullochs. For seven years, letters flowed between the Bulloch and Roosevelt families, capturing a poignant time of upheaval foreshadowed by war. The letters tell of births, deaths, love, religion and business, and follow Martha Bulloch and two of her remaining unwed children North. While stories of family journeys convey the spirit of America’s expansion and growth, stories about the home front reveal two different cultures. In the midst of it all, a president is born.

Mittie & Thee: An 1853 Roosevelt Romance (Friends of Bulloch/2015) North met enduring love affair began...the birth of a President resulted. This 1853 story, told through one year of courtship letters between New York City’s Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and Miss Mittie Bulloch of Georgia, echoes through time. Her heritage is one of patriotism, education and Southern social standing. He’s the fifth son of a wealthy New York City businessman of Dutch heritage. Their courtship, conducted mostly through letters, offers an intimate peek into their personal love story. Transcribed and presented just as written, these letters tell the story not only of two young lovers but also of the social mores of 1853.

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gallery VIEWS

Divine Felines

on view through nov. 11 at carlos museum From domesticated pets to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt for thousands of years. Now on view at the Carlos Museum, “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” features over 100 objects in a fascinating exploration of cats and lions in mythology, kingship and everyday life. Among the treasured pieces: a diminutive bronze sphinx of King Sheshenq dating back to 945-718 BC, a cast-bronze figurine of a cat nursing four kittens from 664-30 BC, and cat-shaped wooden coffins for cat mummies from 664-332 BC. The exhibit also showcases images of feline deities, amulets and luxury items, with a small section devoted to dogs and jackals in ancient Egypt.

Above: Coffin for a Cat, reportedly from Saqqara, Egypt. Late Period or later, 664-30 B.C.E. Wood, gesso, paint, animal remains. 18 7/8 x 5 1/6 x 8 in. Above right: Cat’s Head, from Egypt. Roman Period, 30 B.C.E.-third century C.E. Bronze, gold. 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 13/16 in. Right: Stela with the Gods Bes and Tutu, from Egypt. Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 B.C.E. Limestone. 10 7/16 x 18 3/4 x 3 9/16 in., 47.4 lb. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund.

Below: Spoon with Jackal Handle from Saqqara, Egypt. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, circa 1539-1292 B.C.E. Wood. Bowl: 10 1/4 in., Handle: 6 1/4 in. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund.


Cutting-edge Craftsmanship JORIS LAARMAN DESIGN on view through may 13 at high museum

Top: Joris Laarman (Dutch, born 1979) Joris Laarman Lab (Dutch, established 2004), Makerchairs, 2014. Above left: Joris Laarman in his Amsterdam studio. Above right: Joris Laarman/Joris Laarman Lab, Vortex Console (prototype), 2014, aluminum, 225 x 40 x 127 cm. Collection of the artist. Photos courtesy Joris Laarman Lab.

In a fantastic fusion of art, science and technology, Dutch designer Joris Laarman has been turning heads for over a decade with one innovative creation after the next, from furniture generated by algorithms to a “living” lampshade made of genetically modified cells. Marvel at his groundbreaking work at the High Museum’s new exhibit, “Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age,” on view through May 13. The museum survey features dazzling designs and amazing projects from every phase of his career, illustrating the behindthe-scenes interplay at Joris Laarman Lab – a hub of scientists, engineers, programmers and craftspeople who explore the possibilities of design through experimentation and technology.

Among the showstoppers, “Makerchairs” is a synthesis of design, DIY and digital technology that includes 12 chairs assembled like 3-D puzzles with the modular elements produced from relatively small and affordable machines. “Heatwave” radiator incorporates Baroque curves and aesthetics in a functional and beautiful wall piece. Laarman developed his own 3D-printing robot, the MX3D, to make the impressive “Dragon Bench,” now in the High’s collection. The robot’s specially adapted arm draws molten metal lines in the air to create a form regardless of orientation and without the need for support structures. He’s currently using this revolutionary technology to fashion a fully functional footbridge that will cross one of the oldest canals in central Amsterdam. Southern Seasons Magazine




Alan avery art company


Manor Dr., Stone Mountain. Tues.-Sat.

Through April 7 “Anatoly Tsiris: Pulp Addiction,” wooden sculptures. May 4-July 14 Jean Larson. 656 Miami Circle NE, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/2370370.


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



Opening March 2 Gary Bodner. Opening April 13 Barbara Flowers. Opening May 11 Christy Kinard and Kim Schuessler show. All openings: 6-8:30 PM. 690 Miami Circle, #150, Atl. Mon.-Sat.



Ongoing Public art installations on the Atl. BeltLine corridor.

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY Through March 11 “Pasaquan.” Through April 1 “Kamrooz Aram:

Ancient Blue Ornament.” “Joe Minter: Once That River Starts to Flow.” Through April 22 “Katya Tepper: How Does the External Shape Shape the Internal Shape.” 535 Means St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/6881970.

’50s and ’60s-era advertising to matchbooks and menus, vintage grills to obscure gadgets. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Open daily.



175 Peters St. SW, Atl. Thurs.-Sat. 404/524-4781.


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



Through April 29 “Laura Wilson: That Day.”


Through May 27 “Zoë Urness:

pop-up showcase of works from 10 local galleries, on the second floor of Ponce City Market. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atl. 404/900-7900.

Keeping the Traditions Alive.” Through June 10 “Z.Z. Wei: Shadow Stories.” 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. Tues.Sun. 770/387-

Through March 31 Collaborative

March 17, April 21, May 19

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



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Art station ARTS CENTER

Through April 15 Member artists exhibit, Main Gallery. Works of Helene Johnson, George Nock and James Wright, Trolley Stop Gallery. 5384

Through March 18 “More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War.” Through Dec. 31 “¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South.” May 5-June 3, 2019 “Barbecue Nation,” a savory exhibit of artifacts, images and oral histories, from

Through April 29 “Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage,” details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq. 1440 Spring St. NW, Atl. Sun.-Fri.



March 8-May 4 Juried Exhibition. May 10-July 6 Anthony Greco. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. Open daily. 404/872-5338.


Monthly Self-guided walking tours of area galleries on the second Friday of the month.


March “Romance of the Nude & Figure.” Art Walk: 5-9 PM March 2. April “Thrive,” Cuban-inspired artwork of Ana Guzman. Reception & Art Walk: 5-9 PM April 6. May Susan Easton Burns & Julia Burns, mother-daughter show features equestrian and animal-themed pieces. Reception: 5-9 PM May 4. 25 West Park Square, Marietta. Tues.Sat. 770/427-5377.


Through May 6 “The Secret World

“The Finnish Illusion” Through April 28 at Spruill Gallery “Illusion,” Ilona Cutts


Inside You,” microbiome exhibit. March 3-June 10 “Spring Birdhouses,” outdoor exhibit. 767 Clifton Road, Atl. Open daily. 404/



Monthly Walking tours of galleries, first Friday of the month: 5-9 PM Marietta (March-Nov.) , 6-9 PM Roswell.

georgia museum of art

Through March 18 Clinton Hill, survey of the 20th-century abstractionist. Through April 22 “Opera in Print: Fin-de-siècle Posters from the Blum Collection.” Through April 29 “Crafting History: Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at UGA.” March 24-June 17 “Images of Awakening: Buddhist Sculpture from Afghanistan and Pakistan.” 90 Carlton St., Athens, East Campus of UGA, Arts Complex. Tues.-Sun. 706/542-4662.


Through March 17 “Abstract Tendencies,” Whitney Wood Bailey, Khalilah Birdsong, Carol John, and Fran O’Neill. Charity Harris: “Southernoids II: Symposium.” 887 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 4, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 470/428-2061.


Through March 18 “Al Taylor: What Are You Looking At?”

Through April 29 “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out: Civil Rights Photography.” Through May 13 “Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.” March 3-June 3 “Mark Steinmetz: Terminus.” Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/733-HIGH.

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


Through March 17 “Erik Madigan Heck: New Work,” acclaimed fashion photographer. “André Kertesz: Girl Before A Mirror.” 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave., Atl. Tues.Sat. 404/233-3739. jacksonfineart. com.


690 Miami Circle NE., Atl. Tues.-Sat.



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


Through March 17 Venske & Spänle. April 4-May 12 George Long.

Opera in Print: Fin-de-siècle Posters from the Blum Collection Through April 22 Georgia Museum of Art May 16-June 30 Joe Peragine. 263 Walker St., Atl. Thurs.-Sat.

From left: Jaques Wely (French, 1873–1910), Les Demoiselles des St. Cypriens, 1898, Lithograph on paper, 34 x 26 inches. François Flameng (French, 1856–1923), Griselidis, 1901, Lithograph on paper, 55 1/8 x 30 3/4 inches. Emile Bertrand (French, 1856–1927) Cendrillon, 1899, Lithograph on paper, 31 3/8 x 23 3/8 inches. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Murray and Nancy Ann Blum

Contemporary Art of Ga., 75 Bennett St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/367-8700.

of Dard Hunter.” Ga. Tech campus, 500 10th St. NW, Atl. Mon.-Fri. ipst.gatech.

Through April 28 “The Finnish


404/827-0030. marciawoodgallery. com.

edu/amp. 404/894-7840.

MArietta/cobb museum of art


Through May 6 “Designing Playful


Cities,” engaging exhibit presents a strong case for designing play into urban environments. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. Tues.-Sun. 404/979-6455.

On The Edge of Forever.” 1000 Marietta St. NW, #116, Atl. Tues.-Sat.

Through March 25 “Lost Parts and Found Narratives,” Dennis Campay and Steve Steinman. 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Tues.-Sun. 770/528-1444.

Through March 17 “Michele Schuff: 404/817-3300.




Beyond.” Savannah College of Art and Design’s Museum of Fashion + Film, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/253-3132.

Selections from Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.” 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/364-8555.


26 Winters St., Marietta. Open daily.



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


2300 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/458-



Through Nov. 11 “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt.” Explores ancient Egyptians’ cultural reliance on cats (and dogs). Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sun.

Through June 24 “OUMA Collects:


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

r. alexander GALLERY

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

Through March 4 “Guo Pei: Couture

Through March 23 “All Possible Worlds” by Caroline Bullock, plus new works by Marina Dunbar and Jane Kerr. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, #30-A, Atl. Mon.-Fri. 404/841-7777.


Through April 6 “Beyond Words.” April 12-May 17 Andrew Boatright:

Emerging Artist Award Winner 2017-18 Opening: 6-9 PM April 12. May 31-Aug. 10 Summer Swan Invitational. Opening: 6-9 PM 5/31. 3130 Slaton Dr., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/2662636.


March 4-April 15 “New Arrivals.” 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., #24, Atl. Mon.Sat. 404/869-0511.

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


“The Evolution of Mimi.” 350 Spelman Lane, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/270-5607.

Through March 24 “The Kissing of Gods: Craig Dongoski.” 814 Edgewood Ave NE, Atl. Wed.-Sat. 404/688-1892.

Through May 19 “Deborah Roberts:






Through April 14 “The Paul R. Jones


Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama.” Museum of

Origins: The Research and Scholarship

789 Miami Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sat.

Through June 1 “In Search of

Illusion,” Ilona Cutts, Katja Tukiainen and Maria Wolfram. Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl.

March 24 Artistic Affair fundraiser. Through March 25 “Animal,

Vegetable, Mineral.” Spruill Education Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/394-3447.




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5Make someone’s day with a Lovepop. Available in hundreds of unique designs, from animal to botanical, the greeting card magically opens to reveal a 3D “pop-up” scene. Fan favorites include The Beatles and HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Pictured: Cherry Blossom.

5 From Madison Avenue storefronts to celebrity soirees, the captivating floral designs of Chantal Larocque are in full bloom. Learn the secret to making these artfully cut arrangements in her book “Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers” (Page Street Publishing Co.). Chantal’s imaginative use of cardstock is detailed with step-by-step photos and templates to create novelty petals and eye-catching bouquets with little more than scissors and glue. 6Fancy a cup of tea? Delight guests with Artisan Sugars’ novelty treats. The luxury sculpted sugars – for coffee, tea and cocktails – are edible works of art, made with all-natural flavors and colors. Even sweeter, the company supports nonprofit groups who empower girls in the U.S. and across the globe. Sugar Square Tower (box of 64), 12 individually-wrapped Sugar Shapes.

3Inspiration awaits in Vera Bradley’s new line of adult coloring books, featuring line art of the company’s iconic patterns and textile designs, plus a color swatch reference guide, ready-to-make gift tags and note cards, and other fun ideas. 40



American Craft Show dazzles March 16-18 at Cobb Galleria Centre Prepare to be amazed! Over 230 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists will present their handmade creations in jewelry, clothing, furniture, home décor and more at the American Craft Show, March 16-18 at Cobb Galleria Centre. Special offerings at this year’s 29th annual event include a “Hip Pop” showcase of emerging artists, a “Style Slam” of fashion wearable statement pieces, and color-themed “Make Room” designer room vignettes. Attendees can even try their hand at crafting at interactive “Let’s Make” Inspiration Stations. 10 AM-8 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta. $13 ($5 after 5 PM Fri. only; free for ages 12 & under).

Clockwise from top left: Works by participating Georgia artists Tripti Yoganathan (ceramics), Hung Nguyen (glass), Mike Sluder (metal), and Bill Moore (wood). Southern Seasons Magazine





6As the fashion world’s pink-feathered friend continues to make a splash, Tommy Bahama’s spring collection taps into the tropical vibe with the Carlin Tote and Wristlet Pouch featuring flamingo embroidery on textured waffle linen.

designer JUNGLE GEMS 5French-born Marc Alary takes a

whimsical walk on the wild side with his “Ménagerie” jewelry collection, a luxe tribute to the animal kingdom rendered in gold and precious stones. 18K Yellow Gold Crocodile Ring Full Pavé with Green Diamonds and Emerald Cabochons. 18K White Gold Mini Monkey Earrings with White Diamonds and Citrines.


For poolside posh or a day at the beach, Vilebrequin’s generously-sized cotton beach towels feature a turtle pattern in tone on tone print, with fringe finishing on each end. Peony.

SAFARI BOUND 4With a super-soft coat of faux leather, these majestic Menagerie Bookends are weighted to keep books in place – and do double duty as a doorstop. Brown lion and giraffe. 42


5A proud peacock graces the glassware of Maine artist Erin Flett, who uses soy ink to silk-screen her retro chic designs on each piece. Set of 4.

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Just in time for spring break, score significant savings on Atlanta’s hottest attractions with CityPASS discount ticket booklets, including reduced admission to Zoo Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium, Fernbank Museum of Natural History and more. $76 adults, $61 children (ages 3-12).

Pet Smarts No matter what training method is used, optimal success is based on understanding the true nature of a dog. So say the Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg in their new book “Let Dogs Be Dogs.” In addition to the basics of food, rest, exercise and vet care, dogs also need focused and compassionate guidance. Stories and case studies reveal how canine nature manifests itself in various behaviors, some potentially disruptive to domestic accord, and show how in addressing these behaviors you can strengthen the bond with your dog as well as keep the peace. “Toby’s Tale” by E. M. Bordwin chronicles the inspiring journey of a beautiful blue-eyed Siberian Husky – playfully told from the perspective of the dog himself. With unbridled enthusiasm and a heart of gold, Toby shares the highs and lows of his life, from the happy early days as a pup to the struggle of being tossed between homes, the joy of finding his forever home, and the thrill of chew toys, car rides and canine friends. His grand adventures are packed with compelling lessons about resilience, perseverance and the power of love. Bridging the gap between pooch and person, dog trainer Tony Cruse brings together 45 of the world’s top canine experts in his pocket-book “Woofs of Wisdom,” filled with a compilation of short phrases and sound bites to help pet owners better understand and train their dogs. Among the tail-wagging tips (91 in total): “Naughty is normal.” “Manage the environment, not the dog.” “Be proactive, not reactive.” It’s a handy guide for anyone looking to nurture their relationship with their pet. Southern Seasons Magazine


Light it up Dramatic designs add artful illumination

Above right: The Rideau Pendant by Noir makes a stylish statement with oneof-a-kind beaded fringe. The black metal fixture includes six feet of chain and a small canopy with a dark finish. Right : Inspired by the craftsmanship of Murano’s legendary glassmakers, Uplight Group’s Dedalo chandelier dazzles with the same traditional lines and curves, replacing glass with metal for a modern interpretation. Glittering wires transmit an incandescent glow. Below : The sculptural design of the Pulse pendant by Corbett Lighting features handcrafted iron mesh, folded to create ruffles. It’s topped in a rich gold leaf, offset by a stainless stem.


Top : Ultra-modern in form and finish, this gilded eightlight wrought-iron chandelier features multiple layered rectangles for geometric appeal. Above : A magnificent medley of hand-gilded metal structures form the architectural frame of the Balboa Candle Chandelier. Below : Ideal for sleek foyers and minimalist living areas, the QS Orion Pendant by Noir boasts a dynamic black metal design, with four light bulbs and six feet of chain.

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renovating This custom-built circa 1993 Buckhead home began as a simple remodel. It took nearly two years during which homeowners, kids and dogs were moved from rental home to rental home. Completion dates were speculated


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to regency and spitballed but pushed further and further back as each space was reconsidered, redesigned, and freshly appointed by the finest and most creative team of architects, craftsmen, artisans and designers to be found. Southern Seasons Magazine



he surprising thing is that owner-developer Richard Williams thoroughly loved the process. His wife (who was not thrilled with the family’s multiple relocations) actually loved the creative process as well, as she witnessed their dream home materializing. “I was worried about our dogs being upset and confused by the several moves we had to make,” Jody explains. “But now that we’re finally home we’re all happy, well-adjusted and thrilled with the outcome.” 48

The challenges with the original house were primarily the darkness and sequestered spaces, typical of the choppy home designs of last century. Harrison Design founder William H. (Bill) Harrison began by addressing these issues with the goal of enhancing the beauty and function of each space. He heightened ceilings and removed walls to take advantage of the home’s natural light. Hard angles and crown moldings were replaced with gentle curves in doorways and the wall to ceiling transitions, giving a European flair to the architecture.

“Architect Bill Harrison was the game changer for us,” describes Richard. “He presented ideas which we never would have thought of or knew were possible. His enthusiasm was contagious and we wholeheartedly pursued his vision.” Southern Seasons Magazine


Letting in more natural light by increasing the window size and adding the glass-walled entry made a dramatic difference in the glamour of the home, creating the illusion of transparency from the front to the back of the home. Elegant interior materials of iron, natural stone, glass and hardwoods were incorporated to elevate the beauty of the newly achieved architecture. Designer Rex Weston worked closely with Richard and Jody to complete each space with remarkable appointments. Collaborating with designer Dianna Meyer of Mathews Furniture + Design, they selected most of the fine classic furnishings and chandeliers throughout the home. Rex painstakingly procured the fine antiques and art to complete the masterful renovation. Each of the countless chandeliers is a stand-alone work of art, ranging from vintage antiques to the glamorous Greta Garbo-style chandelier in the master bath. Rex made the unprecedented decision to add cream-colored grouted joints to the luxurious wide-planked French oak flooring throughout the home. The construction for the entire renovation was overseen by George Cooke of White Oak Fine Homes. 50

The hand-applied Venetian plaster walls and ceiling of Jody’s office and the walls of the wine cellar were meticulously crafted by Atlanta artist Rick Meltzer.

From the floors to the furnishings, there is a dramatic contrast in the vast variety of wood tones that allows each remarkable design element to stand out, including the lavish chaise lounge and Chinoiserie secretary, both selected from Mathews Furniture + Design. Southern Seasons Magazine



Smoke-mirrored walls punctuate the fireplace wall in the formal salon, drawing attention to the unique curves and stunning surround while creating an illusion of depth.

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Harrison is renowned for his attention to ceiling design. The arched ceiling of the man cave/wine cellar is finished in this gorgeous herringbone brick adding cozy ambiance to the space.


The book-matched veining on the marble walls and floors of the master bath give a stunning Rorschach effect to the huge slabs of Carerra marble.

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Prepare to give in to the unapologetically feminine romance of sweeping hemlines, weightless fabrics and barely-there coverage when choosing your next party dress. And if you feel yourself being seduced by fanciful heels or too-cute-for-words clutches, don’t fight the feeling. Enjoy it!

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Why limit the 14-carat treatment to jewelry when you can spread the wealth from head to toe? Some of this season’s hottest runway looks feature accessories gilded in gold, splashes of the precious metal on evening wear, and dresses and separates in full-on lamé. What a rush!


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There is nothing more rock’n’roll than the combination of black leather and flying fringes. But if these shredded looks are a tad too edgy for a trip to the market, try adding just one element to your wardrobe...then let your inner-guitar heroine shine in the produce aisle.





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A Haute Celebration


Kenzie Biggins & Johan Jean

hile Mother Nature might have nixed their plans for an outdoor wedding mere days before the big event, Kenzie Madelyn Biggins and Johan Jean couldn’t have imagined a better outcome. The newlyweds tied the knot Oct. 28, 2017, with a traditional Episcopal ceremony in the oh-so-vogue setting of the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta. Part of the Savannah College of Art and Design, the museum was then hosting a dazzling exhibit of couture gowns by acclaimed designer Guo Pei that served as a spectacular backdrop for their celebration. It’s no coincidence that the bride herself is a graduate of the art school, where she earned a master’s degree in luxury and fashion management.

“In the end there were lots of twists and turns because of the weather, and it was still beyond our wildest dreams,” Kenzie raved. “It was freezing and it stormed cats and dogs. Thank goodness for Tony and Janet [of Tony Brewer and Company]! They came to the rescue with an amazing plan B just days before the wedding.” With sparkling chandeliers overhead and a white runner leading to the raised altar, Kenzie glided down the aisle in a lace and tulle gown by Ivy & Aster. The Rev. Dennis D. Patterson Jr. officiated the ceremony with 210 guests in attendance. A fun-filled reception followed with a cocktail hour, seated dinner and dancing in the SCAD parking deck. “I know that sounds strange, but I have always felt like parking decks have the best views of the city and are great blank canvases,” Kenzie said. “It was amazing!”

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It was also super comfy, with an open invitation for everyone to change into appropriate footwear for the “Sneaker Ball.” Kenzie donned limited-edition Converse Chuck Taylors, designed by Mara Hoffman with an embroidered sunset. Johan opted for custom Air Jordan 1s, detailed by a Houston artist with the cover of a Kanye West album. “Johan has written a couple of books on sneakers, plus he wears Air Jordan 1s 90% of the time and I wear Chucks 80% of the time. It was fitting for us as a couple and people really got into it,” she said. “I feel like sneaker sales in Atlanta probably went up.” Low Country Barbeque created a delicious meal that had guests raving, while a lovely display of cakes by Piece of Cake offered a variety of flavors. Stunning floral arrangements captured the rustic elegant décor, embellished by sweet whispers of lilac. DJ Mark Battle kept the beat going well into the night with a grand dance floor to show off the moves. Kenzie, the daughter of J. Veronica and Franklin Biggins of Atlanta, is the founder and president of Worxbee, a virtual executive assistant service and consulting firm. She’s also the chairwoman of the board of ArtsATL, a nonprofit group and online publication that promotes the Atlanta arts community. Prior to graduating from SCAD, she received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. Johan, the son of Chimene and Guy Jean of Brooklyn, N.Y., is a technical specialist at Apple and the founder of 1sneakernation. He formerly served in the U.S. Navy. The couple met in 2015 at El Bar, an Atlanta nightclub. They enjoyed a honeymoon to Asheville, N.C., and reside in Greenville, S.C. 68

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When it came to the big day, Kenzie was all about the sneakers. Her mom, on the other hand, envisioned something a bit more elegant. Wedding planner and family friend Tony Brewer came up with the perfect solution: a “Sneaker Ball.� The Save the Date invitation was a canvas bag for guests to bring their sneakers to change into for the reception, following the fittingly formal ceremony. Southern Seasons Magazine


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Cause Parties for a


AMUSE’UM 2018: a party for the decades

March 3 7-11 PM. Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s largest fundraiser of the year allows adults to celebrate the power of play in the museum’s own unique way. Proceeds support the museum’s outreach programs. 404/659-KIDS [5437].

Preservation Gala: Town and Country

March 3 7 PM. Celebrate Georgia

preservationists with an evening of fine food and cocktails at the historic Haverty-Davis House in Atlanta. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. 404/885-7812.


March 10 Join Ahimsa House to celebrate 14 years of helping people and pets who are victims of domestic violence. Themed “Joining Hands & Paws,” the evening features silent and live auctions, a raffle, music and dinner at Monday Night Brewing.

Wings of Mercy Ball

ball for Mercy Care will be held at The St. Regis Atlanta, featuring a cocktail hour and silent auction, dinner by award-wining executive chef Jordan Barnett, and live entertainment by The Tyrone Smith Revue. 678/843-8676.

Shaken, Not Stirred Gala

March 3 6 PM. 29th annual benefit

March 10 5:30 PM. The Southeast’s

premier ovarian cancer awareness event showcases a celebratory evening of James Bond-inspired elegance at the Delta Flight Museum with specialty cocktails, dinner created by


Les Dames d’Escoffier International - Atlanta Chapter Chefs, dancing, casino games, tributes and auctions. Proceeds support the community outreach programs of the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

Choose Success Awards Dinner

March 15 6 PM. Join Communities In Schools of Atlanta in celebrating student groups for making a difference in their communities through their service projects; and recognize individual students who have made significant improvements in school. Neil Shorthouse and Patti Pflum to be awarded the “Champion for Kids” Award. 404/577-8686.



March 15 6-9 PM. This 12th annual celebration, hosted by title sponsor Neiman Marcus, will honor Cindy and Bill Voyles as honorary co-chairs, fashionistas making a difference, emerging talent student fashion designers, a visual artist and a fashion designer extraordinaire. Lovette Russell, Louise Sams and Jack Sawyer, co-chairs. Funds raised support NBAF’s operations, art, education and public programs. 404/730-6369 or


Raising of the Green

Preservation Gala honorees: Robert and Suzy Currey, Joe and Pat Edwards, Senator George Hooks, Sally and Carl Gable. Not pictured: Chris Lambert. 74

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March 17 6 PM. ART Station, in Historic Stone Mountain Village, will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring silent and live auctions, music and complimentary green beer. Tickets $25 ($20 advance). 770/469-1105.


March 17 Grady Health Foundation celebrates its annual fundraising campaign at the Georgia Aquarium with a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony honoring Atlanta’s healthcare heroes.

wings of mercy ball – March 3 TOAST OF THE TOUR

March 22 6:30-10 PM. Signature kick-off party for the Junior League of Atlanta’s Tour of Kitchens (March 24-25) will take place at Guy Gunter Home, 1610 Southland Cir. NW, Atlanta. Live music, creative vignettes and a very impressive silent auction are the perfect way to celebrate 20 years of JLA’s Tour of Kitchens.


Center for the Arts at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Guests can enjoy a memorable evening of dining, dancing and entertainment, and a live and silent auction with fabulous items donated by Spruill Center instructors and community supporters.

CIRCLE FOR CHILDREN Golf Tournament & Vintage 2 Vogue Ball

March 24 Chateau Élan Winery and

from around the world are invited to celebrate “The Art of Collecting,” the 26th year of the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction. The auction is the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art.

Resort in Braselton will host this ball and charity golf tournament. Guests will be able to play golf at the beautiful championship golf course and the evening will continue with a ball featuring the glamour of “Vintage” along with the excitement and fun of “Vogue.”

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March 21-24 Wine enthusiasts

March 24 The SCA Guild presents

March 24 The Cottage School’s

be themed “Casino Cruise.” Visit


March 24 7 PM. Annual fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with live music, food and drinks, and live and silent auctions at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.


THE Pink Affair

March 24 6-11 PM. TurningPoint’s 17th annual fundraising gala at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta features excellent food, entertainment, and live and silent auctions, with emcee Dana Barrett and auctioneer Dean Crownover. Supports the organization’s program and services for breast cancer patients. For more information, email ksmith@ or call 770/360-


The Scrubs Party

March 24 7-11 PM. The 5th annual benefit at the Rooftop Terrace at Ponce City Market, hosted by Emerging Leaders for Children’s (ELC), is known for its unique venues, lively cocktail scene, silent auction and great music. Benefits the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


March 24 7-11 PM. This special evening will include cocktails, dinner and dancing, and a tribute to the remarkable advancements in cancer research being realized at Winship. This year’s honorees are Anne and Berny Gray. 404/778-1769 or

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Tanner Medical Foundation’s 28th Annual Magnolia Ball executive committee: décor vice chair Lindsay Jennings, co-chair Katie Gambrell, vice chair Melina Douthit, auction vice chair Mandy Jackson, co-chair Julie Weber and vice chair Laura Leanaeus.

MAGNOLIA BALL – April 28 Court Appointed Special Advocates) 14th annual fundraiser features a seated luncheon, raffle and fashion show of women’s fashions at a private club in Buckhead. More details TBA.

and world-class auctions at The Fox Theatre.


at The Foundry at Puritan Mill with a reception followed by dinner and program. Dikembe and Rose Mutombo will be honored with the Global Humanitarian Award, and Patrick and Michele Boushka with the Global Philanthropist Award. Tasneem Bhatia, Z. Ileana Martinez, and Brannigan Thompson, chairs. Dan and Lisa Brutto, Ted Turner and Ambassador Andrew and Carolyn McClain Young, honorary chairs. 404/239-3299.


April 7 52nd annual top competitive race in the country will be held at Kingston Downs near Rome. Gates open at 9 AM. 404/237-7436.

THE UNICEF GALA: ATLANTA April 12 6:30 PM. 4th annual gala


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


April 12 5:30-8:30 PM. The Atlanta


April 15 Afternoon in an English Garden at Flourish honors those who work on behalf of animal welfare in the community and raises funds to help end

animal homelessness. Jenny Pruitt will be honored as the Anne Cox Chambers “Humane Heroine.” Cindy and Bill Voyles and Lisa and Paul Brown, chairs. Petco Foundation, corporate hero.


April 19 6:30 PM. EDIN, the Eating Disorders Information Network, presents its annual benefit at Buckhead Theatre, with a cocktail reception and enthralling dance competition.

ATLANTA GO RED LUNCHEON April 20 10:30 AM-1:30 PM. Annual

wellness expo and luncheon raises money for the Go Red For Women campaign at The Whitley (formerly The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead.) Contact Hannah Clark at atlantagored@heart. org or 678/224-2012.


April 21 6 PM. The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta will host its 35th annual gala at the Atlanta Athletic Club benefiting Atlantabased CURE Childhood Cancer. Enjoy a seated dinner with piano accompaniment, live and silent auctions, and an inspiring speaker from CURE. This all-volunteer Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter is CURE’s second largest benefactor.

Cars & ‘Q for the Cause

April 21 Join Choate Construction for the 10th annual Cars & ‘Q for the Cause, featuring 100-plus stellar cars, tasty BBQ, continuous pours of favorite brews, silent auction and live music, to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit or email


April 21 5:30 PM. 9th annual benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter at Cobb Galleria Center. Local celebrity dancers are paired with professional dancers, all raising funds by gaining votes. The dancers then compete in a one-night gala dance competition.



April 21 30th annual benefit for enAble of Georgia will be held at The Hotel at Avalon. The evening features cocktails, dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions.

Swan House Ball

April 21 Guests can enjoy cocktails on the lawn of the Swan House followed by dinner and dancing in the Grand Overlook Ballroom at the Atlanta History Center. Ginny Brewer and Patrice Greer, ball chairs. Greenberg Traurig and Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, presenting sponsors. KHoogerwerf@ or 404/8144102. swanhouseball.

Wine Chastain 2018

April 21 7 PM. 7th annual wine/ gourmet food tasting and auction benefitting the Chastain Park

Conservancy, held at the beautiful home of Atlanta City Councilman JP and Linda Matzigkeit, 196 Pineland Road, Atlanta. 404/237-2177.


April 22 2-4 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 Healthcare of Atlanta. For more information, visit

Women of Style and Substance Fashion Show

April 23 11 AM- 2 PM. 11th annual fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue at The St. Regis Atlanta. The sellout crowd will enjoy lunch and a fabulous runway show by designer Lela Rose. Honorees: Elizabeth Allen, Chantal Bagwell, Juanita Baranco, Susan Been, Rebecca Jones, Elizabeth Richards, Barbara Roos and Sylvia Tylka.


April 27 14th annual black-tie 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

wine chastain 2018 – April 21 African American experience in the visual arts. Proceeds support the David C. Driskell African-American Art Acquisition and Endowment Funds. Spring Asher and Brenda Thompson, co-chairs. Curley Dossman, honorary chair. 404/733-3303.

GA. TRUST SPRING RAMBLE April 27-29 Go “Rollin’ on the River” with The Georgia Trust

on a sightseeing tour of the beautiful historic homes, charming neighborhoods and vibrant downtown of Columbus, Ga. For more information, visit


April 28 Annual benefit for SafePath Children’s Advocacy will be held at Cobb Galleria Centre with the theme, “Once Upon a Time.”

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Over 150 Designers (404) 365.0693 1248A West Paces Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30327 Jenny Pruitt will be honored as the Anne Cox Chambers “Humane Heroine” of the Atlanta Humane Society. Jenny is pictured with her Shih Tzu Molly. Mon.-Sat. 10 AM-6 PM

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April 29 Signature fundraiser for the Michael C. Carlos Museum will be held at Bacchanalia with a seated five-course dinner, entertainment and auction. Dirk Brown and Tim Burns, chairs. Gail and Michael Habif, honorary chairs. For more information, visit

MAY TASTE OF THE NATION for no kid hungry

May 3 Prepare your taste buds for the return of the city’s most anticipated culinary event of the year at Cobb Galleria, with a 30th anniversary celebration featuring more restaurants, more chefs and an intimate VIP Dinner Experience. Supports Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Pano Karatassos and George McKerrow, chairs.

moonlight through the pines

May 4 7-11 PM. Enjoy live music and gourmet cuisine, and learn more about conservation work from The Nature Conservancy scientists, with an exclusive opportunity to engage with environmental leaders in the community. For more information, call 404/2537212.


School community will join together to celebrate Moroccan Nights 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.



Co-chairs Ginny Brewer and Patrice Greer.

May 5 6:30 PM. Zoo Atlanta transforms into a sultry soiree for its annual black-tie benefit, featuring a sunset stroll through the grounds with festive fare and cocktails, a seated dinner and dancing under a lavishlyappointed pavilion, designed by Tony Brewer & Company, and a spectacular silent auction. Contact Amy Walton at 404/624-5826 or visit beastly_feast.


April 28 6:30 PM. This elegant evening at the Atlanta Athletic Club begins with a champagne reception, followed by a seated dinner with wine pairings, an incredible live and silent auction, and fun entertainment with live music and dancing until midnight. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information, visit



April 28 Tanner Medical Foundation

presents the 28th annual ball on the estate of the Richards Family Estate in Carrollton. The black-tie affair will feature dining, dancing and auction, dedicated to protecting the smallest and most fragile patients. Proceeds benefit a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Tanner Medical Center/ Carrollton. 770/812-4438.


May 5 The Shepherd Center Junior Committee’s big bash 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.


May 5 5-9:30 PM. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at Shannondale Farm with a live viewing of the derby, a wine pull, games, dancing, food and beverages, and live and silent auctions. 2395 Birmingham Road, Milton. Benefits the Children’s Development Academy.

Golden Gala

May 5 7-11 PM. Annual Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) fundraiser at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre features an evening of delicious food, signature Goldentinis, and a live and silent auction. Steve Goodman, chair. 404/364-5377. adoptagoldenatlanta. com.


May 5 6 PM. Annual gala of the Georgia Chapter of JDRF features a cocktail party and extensive silent auction, seated dinner and live auction at the InterContinental Buckhead. Vinnie Politan, event host. 404/420-


KOMEN ATLANTA race for the cure

May 5 28th annual Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Race for the Cure is a 5K run/walk and 1 mile walk down Peachtree Street. 404/814-0052.


May 19 6:30 PM. Annual premier gala fundraiser for PADV (Partnership Against Domestic Violence) at The Whitley Hotel will pay tribute to the mothers who are so often victims and victors of this crime. The evening includes an auction, delectable cuisine, poignant speakers and lively entertainment.


May 19 Enjoy an evening on the beautifully lit grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The evening features a patrton party and a gourmet dinner with a live auction at Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion; and dessert and dancing at the Green Roof Discovery Center. 770/992-2055.


May 19 6 PM-Midnight. Premier annual event at Loews Atlanta Hotel features a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, dinner, live entertainment and an even livelier dance floor. This year’s theme “The Story of Us” invites guests to become a part of Kate’s Club through the healing power of storytelling. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION.

Take a walk on the wild side this spring at

Zoo Atlanta’s

Feast Beastly Feast Committee: Hospitality co-chair Matthew Simon, Ford Motor Company Fund representative Benna Logan, Zoo Atlanta president and CEO Raymond B. King, event cochair Tad Hutcheson, event co-chair Janin Hutcheson, Ford Motor Company representative Mark A. Street and hospitality co-chair Kristen Gibbs.

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One of the city’s most highly anticipated galas, the Beastly Feast is presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund, a loyal supporter of Zoo Atlanta since the opening of the Ford African Rain Forest in 1985. The fun kicks off at 6:30 PM with a sunset stroll throughout the Zoo grounds, where guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from kiosks hosted by some of Atlanta’s most popular restaurants. A seated dinner with dancing and live musical entertainment follows in the Ford Pavilion, which will be magnificently decorated by Tony Brewer & Company to reflect the Under the Canopy theme, highlighting the Zoo’s gorilla collection and rainforest habitat. Live and silent auctions featuring unique treasures, exciting travel and cultural experiences will cap the night. The generous donations from Beastly Feast patrons 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. Tickets for the 2018 event will sell quickly, so pledge your support today! Host tables for 10 are ideal for groups at $5,000 and corporate donors may sponsor tables for 10 at the levels of $7,500, $12,500 and $25,000. Individual tickets are available starting at $450. To inquire about benefits of various tables and tickets, contact Amy Walton at 678/296-0282. Southern Seasons Magazine



Promising an evening of sophisticated elegance in a unique locale filled with awe-inspiring animals, this year’s benefit is set for Saturday, May 5.




Brewer, honorary chairs. Co-chairs are Helen Smith Price and Letty Ashworth. Ingrid Saunders Jones, legend honoree.

Preserving the Legacy


Sweet Auburn Works will be held at the Atlanta History Center Atrium & Grand Overlook Ballroom. Henrietta Antoinin and AJ Robinson, co-chairs.


June 7 This 2nd annual gala for

Food That Rocks

June 9 6:30-11 PM. A celebration of Sandy Springs in Hammond Park with gourmet bites from Sandy Springs’ best restaurants, wine/beer/cocktail tastes and local bands. For tickets, visit 404/875-4434.

Magnolia Ball 2018

June 9 6:30-11 PM. The 33rd annual fundraiser for the preservation of Roswell’s historic Bulloch Hall will be held at the Cherokee Town Club. Guests can enjoy an elegant blacktie evening of dining, dancing, silent auction, and celebration of the 1835 wedding of Mittie and Theodore Roosevelt. 770-992-1731, ext. 2.


June 9 7:30 PM. This 12th annual brews and blues event features the best Georgia has to offer in live music, local brews, great food and exciting raffle prizes at SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta. Benefits the Georgia Chapter of JDRF.

Beer Garden Silent Auction

June 23 Enjoy a casual evening outdoors at Oakhurst Garden with local brews, food and music at this popular fundraiser for the Wylde Center, an environmental education organization.


July 14 7 PM. Hundreds of supporters and patrons come together to celebrate and sustain NBAF’s operations, programs and rich cultural legacy at this premier event of the summer social season. Held at Flourish in Buckhead, this year’s event spotlights world music with lively entertainment, great performances and a silent auction of unique items. Rosalind and John


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miss mary’s ice cream crankin’

Aug. 26 2-4 PM. Family fun with over 100 flavors of homemade ice cream made by volunteer ice cream “crankers.” Supports The Drake House.

SEPTEMBER crime is toast breakfast

Sept. 20 7:30-9 AM. This signature event of the Atlanta Police Foundation, at the Georgia World Congress Center, recognizes the brave men and women of the Atlanta Police Department with outstanding service awards. 404/5860180.

hope flies: catch the cure

Sept. 21 7 PM. Enjoy a fabulous night of dinner, cocktails and dancing. Unique raffle, live auction and surprises will all be part of a fun evening to benefit the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine at the Stave Room at American Spirit Works. catchthecure/.

A Timeless Affair 2018

Sept. 22 Fernbank’s signature blacktie gala includes a cocktail hour, seated dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing.


Sept. 30 2-5 PM. Wine savvy, shoeloving women can sip, savor and shop for a cause at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, with an opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items. Benefits the Leukemia and Women’s Cancer programs at Northside Hospital. 770/667-4047. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION.

The Friends of Bulloch unveil a historic theme at the annual Magnolia Ball, depicting the elegance of the December wedding of President Theodore Roosevelt’s parents, Mittie Bulloch and Theodore (Thee) Roosevelt. Above: Posing with the bride and groom for the annual wedding reenactment at Bulloch Hall are Bulloch Hall Site Coordinator Pam Billingsley; Ball co-chairs Karen Schwank and Nancy Alterman; and Friends of Bulloch President Bob Hagan. Below: Bridesmaids at the reenactment.

Magnolia Ball


June 9 at Cherokee Town Club

he 33rd annual Magnolia Ball, themed “Timeless Romance,” will be held June 9th, 2018, at the Cherokee Town Club. The elegant ball, hosted by Friends of Bulloch and presenting sponsor Malon D. Mimms, will celebrate the wedding of President Theodore Roosevelt’s parents, Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt (Thee), which occurred at Roswell’s historic Bulloch Hall on December 22, 1853. In addition to the preservation of Bulloch Hall, proceeds will provide scholarship support for the many historical, environmental and educational programs offered at Bulloch Hall throughout the year. Bulloch Hall, a Greek Revival mansion, was built in 1839 by Major James Stephens Bulloch, one of Roswell’s first settlers, and is open for tours daily. The President visited Bulloch Hall in 1905 and his niece, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, visited when her husband, Franklin, was in office. Today Bulloch Hall is owned and operated by The City of Roswell Recreation and Parks Department, Historic and Cultural Affairs Division with support from Friends of Bulloch, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Event co-chairs Nancy Alterman and Karen Schwank were inspired by the Harvard researched and recently published Bulloch/Roosevelt Letters Volume II (Between the Wedding and the War) by Gwendolyn I. Koehler and Connie M. Huddleston. The authors compiled numerous letters between Mittie and Thee – spanning the years of their courtship and the Civil War – into three volumes of fascinating insight into this poignant relationship during this time of national upheaval.

Magnolia Ball co-chairs Karen Schwank and Nancy Alterman with Friends of Bulloch President Bob Hagan.

Magnolia Ball promises to be an unforgettable evening of cocktails, silent auction, dinner and dancing. This year’s black-tie event is also in memory of Bill W. Gray, past president of Friends of Bulloch, who was passionate about the historic preservation of Bulloch Hall. For more details on sponsorships or individual tickets, please visit or 770-992-1731, ext. 2. Southern Seasons Magazine


Darrell and Tara Mays.

Vicki Palmer and Roz Brewer.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Millie Smith.



he nsoro Foundation’s 2018 Starfish Ball was a celebration that Atlanta won’t soon forget, raising over $1 million to invest in postsecondary education for youth from foster care. Elizabeth Allen and Steve Smith reigned over the Mardi Gras festivities as Queen and King of the Carnival, which was attended by 500 guests and nsoro Scholar honorees from 10 states. Legendary Events transformed The St. Regis Atlanta into a Bourbon Street dream with beautiful string lights, neon signs, and a stage reminiscent of a parade float, complete with turning water wheel and smoke stacks. Standout auction items included a private island in Belize and a round of golf with NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis.

Dorys Erving and Julius “Dr. J” Erving.

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nsoro scholars Jonathan, Miguel, Eshontee, Katrina and Cathleen.

Jack Sawyer of Wilmington Trust, Steve Smith and Darrell Mays.

Jovita Moore, Tony Conway and Buttercup Davis.

Darrell Mays and Elizabeth Allen.

Ernest Greer, Patrice Greer and Gregory Baranco.

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Collectors Evening More than 200 guests supported the acquisition of three new artworks for the High Museum of Art at the Collectors Evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The acquired works include Atlanta artist Donald Locke’s painting Conspiracy of Icons #1 (1991); Minotaurus (2015), an 8-foot-tall bronze sculpture by South African artist Nandipha Mntambo; and a group of 24 quilts by early 20th-century Southern African-American quilters.

Above left: Cochairs Wendy Kopp, Stephanie Russell, Lisa Cannon Taylor and Michelle Crosland.

Carol Thompson, High Museum curator of African Art.

Above right: Kevin Tucker, High Museum chief curator; Doug Shipman, Woodruff Arts Center president/ CEO; and Rand Suffolk, High Museum director.

Neurosurgeon and CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta with Jane Fonda and his wife Rebecca Gupta.

Actor, filmmaker, environmentalist and climate change activist Mark Ruffalo received the Superhero for Earth award for his dedication to renewable energy transformation. 84

Laura Turner Seydel, Captain Planet Foundation chairperson.

Captain Planet Foundation Gala With the green carpet rolled out to welcome a star-studded roster of eco heros, from actor Mark Ruffalo and photographer Joel Sartore to media mogul Ted Turner and actress Jane Fonda, the Captain Planet Foundation’s annual Benefit Gala at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta delivered a dazzling night of entertainment. One of the Southeast’s largest eco-benefits, the event recognizes extraordinary environmental stewardship, while raising funds to support CPF’s environmental education projects in K-12 schools in all 50 states and 26 countries. Gala co-chairs were Cara Isdell Lee, Kiki Goshay and Susan Van Liere.

Yolanda White, AVP and Global Group director for The CocaCola Company; Charlene Crusoe-Ingram, CEO of Meals On Wheels Atlanta; and Tina Simmons Defoor, senior VP, Human Resources Comcast – Central Division. Photography by Kimberly Evans

A Meal to Remember

Caselove Productions

Meals On Wheels Atlanta raised over $600,000 for seniors in need at its annual black-tie gala, A Meal to Remember. Held this past fall at Flourish Atlanta, the decadent dinner lived up to its name, featuring an exquisite five-course meal presented by four Master Chefs of France, with enchanting décor by Legendary Events. Marking its 30th anniversary, this year’s event honored The Home Depot Foundation for its partnership. Co-chairs were Juanita Baranco and Daniel Grider.

Mayor’s Masked Ball

Stephanie Russell and Jerome Russell, president of H.J. Russell & Co.

The 34th annual UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball raised a record-breaking $1.3 million for scholarships supporting historically black colleges and universities, as distinguished guests enjoyed a night of fine food, entertainment and fundraising at the Marriott Marquis downtown. The sold-out gala surpassed last year’s milestone of being the first UNCF event to net $1 million.

Jack Sawyer, president, Southeast Region of Wilmington Trust NA, and Meals On Wheels Atlanta board member Louise Sams, executive VP and general counsel for Turner.

Co-chairs Ted & Leah Blum, Greenburg Traurig; Rodney Bullard, ChickFil-A; Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF CEO; Elizabeth & Kasim Reed; and Wendy & Carey Stewart, Bank of America. Southern Seasons Magazine


BHHS GA broker Sally Moore of the 400 North office; with Tony Floyd, chief marketing officer; Julie Schieffelin, director of recruiting; and Geri Taglia, all from the BHHS corporate office.

BHHS Holiday Party Gala co-chairs Liz Eager, Amy Musarra Kramer and Margaret Anne Masters.

Atlanta Speech School Gala

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia celebrated its best year ever at the company’s annual holiday party, with over 350 agents and members congregating for food, fellowship and fun at the beautifully decorated Ansley Golf Club. In 2017, record-breaking sales at BHHS GA exceeded $3.6 billion prior to year-end.

The 44th annual Language and Literacy Gala, Atlanta’s longest running charity event, raised $250,000 for the Atlanta Speech School Guild, which provides financial support to families in need. Over 450 attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing, and silent and live auctions at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven. photography by ross henderson

Above: Toni McGowan, BHHS GA executive VP; DeAnn Golden, senior VP and managing broker of the BHHS Dunwoody-Sandy Springs office; Dan Forsman, and Karen Meagher from the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs office. Gala committee members Carrie Lanier, Marisa Amick Anderson and Kara O’Neil. 86

Left: Leading luxury agent Debra Johnston and Dan Forsman, BHHS GA president/CEO. photography by kim link and ross henderson

Jane Fonda with GCAPP board member Caroline Tucker and Jeff Tucker.

Jane Fonda and Sara Blakeley

Event chairs Ashley Preisinger, Ginny Brewer and Wendy Conrad Aronson with GCAPP president/CEO Kim Nolte.

Jane Fonda’s “80th” birthday bash benefit for GCAPP Superstar Jane Fonda returned to Atlanta to ring in her 80th birthday with a benefit bash for GCAPP at “Celebrating Eight Decades of Jane” at the Whitley Hotel in Buckhead. Still dedicated to the organization she founded in 1995 to prevent teen pregnancy, the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress, author and fitness expert raised $1.3 million for GCAPP (Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential). Luminaries from

the philanthropic, corporate and community arenas joined in the special salute, which featured an 8-course gourmet dinner reflecting each decade of Jane’s life. Musical icons James Taylor and Carole King entertained with a medley of their greatest hits before their rendition of “Happy Birthday,” accompanied by a four-tiered red velvet cake. Oprah Winfrey honored Jane with a surprise video message and a $100,000 donation to GCAPP.

Photography by Kim Link and Ben Rose

Michelle Davis, Steve & Millie Smith.

Chaka Zulu, Ambassador Andrew Young, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.

Joel Katz of Greenberg Traurig, wine hosts Tami & Steve Gross.

Atlanta’s Best Cellars Dinner A slew of celebrities kicked off the city’s social season at the 9th annual Atlanta’s Best Cellars Dinner, hosted by The T.J. Martell Foundation at the InterContinental Buckhead. Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, the gala evening featured superb cuisine paired with exceptional wine, poured from the private cellars of premier collectors. The event benefits the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, helping to raise awareness for innovative cancer research. This year’s dinner was hosted by Chairman Emeritus Joel Katz, recently named the “2017 Lawyer of the Year” by Billboard Magazine.

Photography by Kim Link and kimberly evans

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

On the Homefront OBIE Awards

BHHS graphics/creative director John Waluskiewicz, Senior VP of New Homes Division Lori Lane, CITY HAUS VP Karen Rodriguez, and Marketing Results CEO Laura Watkins and VP Nicola Schwab

In an epic sweep of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s OBIE Awards, BHHS was the grand winner, taking home 37 gold and silver awards, thanks to the firm’s New Homes Division, CITY HAUS Condominium Development Division and Marketing Results promotional team. Held at the Omni Atlanta Hotel, the annual event honors excellence in building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement in the home building industry.

DeAnn Golden named REALTOR of the Year

Opus Place Rising Ross Henderson

Dan Forsman, president/CEO of BHHS Ga. Properties, Realtor of the Year DeAnn Golden and Toni McGowan, executive VP

Excavation work is underway for No. 2 Opus Place, the 53-story luxury condo development on 14th St. in Midtown. The 4.5 acre site, adjacent to the Woodruff Arts Center, will feature the tallest residential building in Atlanta, with completion on schedule for early 2020. According to CITY HAUS VP Karen Rodriguez, interest in the condominiums continues to grow with presales soaring for the one- to three-bedroom homes and penthouses with amazing views. Ross Henderson photography

DeAnn Golden was presented the prestigious REALTOR of the Year Award by the Atlanta REALTORS® Association at its annual business meeting at the Whitley Hotel in Buckhead. Initiated in 1960, the award salutes spirit, civic activity and business accomplishments. Senior VP of BHHS Ga. Properties and managing broker of the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs office, DeAnn initiated the first two “Smart Space” offices. In 2017, she played a significant role in achieving over $3.6 billion in sales for the firm. An undergraduate of Tulane University, she earned her master’s degree from the University of Georgia in her hometown of Athens.

Dan Forsman, Newbie & Bill Murray

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Ursula Henry, Dan Forsman

Nadine Lutz, DeAnn Golden, Jodi Halpert, Toni McGowan

Real estate leader Bill Murray has been elected president of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. He was applauded for his long-time service to the Realtors Board at the organization’s annual business meeting. Senior VP and managing broker of BHHS’ Buckhead office, Bill is a graduate of the Marist School and Georgia State University. Proud of his Scottish heritage, he carries the aristocratic title of 15th Baron of Dunerne. He and his wife Newbie, an interior designer, reside in Buckhead.

Eileen Millard and Sara Hehir.

Clayton Howell, Bet Pope and Robin Howell.

FAF Fashion Show

Duvall Fuqua, Susan Tucker and Aimee Chubb.

Andee’s Army Benefit

The Forward Arts Foundation, in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, celebrated the 25th anniversary of its annual fashion show with a dazzling presentation of the Spring 2018 Collection of fashion icon Oscar de la Renta. The holiday décor of The St. Regis hotel provided the perfect backdrop for the event. Proceeds benefitted the visual arts in Atlanta through the programs of FAF. Corporate sponsors included Atlanta Fine Homes, Sotheby’s International Realty, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Travis Reed/Harry Norman, Realtors.

photography by ross henderson

Andee’s Army, the youth brain and spinal cord foundation, hosted a family-friendly Bingo Night at Shepherd Center. The sold-out event raised money for the foundation’s Patient Grant Assistance Program. “We like to have fun while we are raising money,” said executive director Nina Cheney, thanking guests for their support. Legendary bingo caller “Bingo Billy” from The Cloister at Sea Island kept the crowd thoroughly entertained.

Elaine and John Carlos with Lisa and Bob Lepping. Left: Co-chair Britt Eames and Alec Michaelides. Below: Shepherd Center cofounder Alana Shepherd.

Meredith Harvey and Ellen Perry of the MS Society-Atlanta Chapter won “Best Decorated Table” for their Mardi Gras theme. Southern Seasons Magazine



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Jenny Pruitt, founder/CEO of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, has set the bar with her professional endeavors and philanthropic support in Atlanta and beyond. Here’s where she was recently making the rounds:

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s President David & Stephanie Boehmig and Jenny & Bob Pruitt.

Audra & Bill Rollins, VP of the North Fulton office.

Holiday Party Atl. Rotary Club Celebration Enjoying fellowship at the Atlanta Rotary Club’s annual holiday party at the Cherokee Town Club: (above) Kristin & Clark Dean, Rotary president, with party organizer Jenny Pruitt; and (below) Alana & Harold Shepherd, Robert Pruitt and Darla & Buster McBurney.

Jennifer Hollingsworth, Buckhead Office VP Jennifer Pino and Kelly Faris.

Jenny Pruitt and David Boehmig, co-founders of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, greeted 500 of the firm’s agents from all offices at a festive holiday party at the Cherokee Town Club. Carolers entertained guests, while towering Christmas trees, reindeer ice sculptures and sparkling topiaries created a magical ambiance. A sumptuous dinner buffet was served with prime rib, seafood and smoked salmon with caviar, a pasta station and luscious desserts. The leadership team of Nancy See, Lisa Johnson, Jennifer Pino, Bill Rawls and Jim Glover joined in hosting the evening.

French Heritage

Chandler Rudd of sponsor Fidelity Bank Wealth Management, Count Alexandre de Vogüé, Jean Astrop, French Heritage Society Chair Suzy Wasserman and Consul General of France Louis de Corail. 90

Count Alexandre de Vogüé of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, one of France’s greatest architectural treasures, was honored at a welcome dinner at the home of Bo and Eileen DuBose and a formal luncheon at Cherokee Town Club the following day. The events were presented by the French Heritage Society.

Sponsor Jenny Pruitt, Dean DuBose, Caroline Coles, Nancy See, Jean Astrop.

Jackie Townsend, Study Hall board member Dale Lewis and Kristin Lamb.

Monica Neil, Study Hall board member John Decker and Monica Flocken.

southern oktoberfest More than 100 guests attended the 6th annual Southern Oktoberfest at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, raising $120,000 for The Study Hall, a holistic after-school and summer camp program in Atlanta. Preparing K-5th grade students as well-rounded scholars, The Study Hall offers an expansive curriculum to families in the underserved Peoplestown community. Photography by Alex Jones

The Very Rev. Sam Candler, Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip; Jenny Pruitt, CEO/founder of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty; and Nancy & Randy Rizor, honorary chairs.

Study Hall executive director TaLeah M. Jacquetta Watkins with two scholars.

Nancy Rizor, 2018 Cathedral Antiques Show honorary chair; Sandra Carey, former show chair; Nancy See Quarles; and Jenny Pruitt.

Cathedral Antiques Show Patron Preview Party Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty continued its decade-plus association with the Cathedral Antiques Show by serving as a sponsor of this year’s Patron Preview Party. The annual show has raised more than $5 million for Atlanta-area nonprofits

since its inception in 1969. This year’s beneficiary, A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab, will use proceeds to provide person-centered care for its residents via its “Living Well with Dementia” program. Show co-chairs were Beverly Gwynn and Dabney Hollis.

Photography by ross henderson

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On the Scene

WITH Travis Reed & Harry Norman, Realtors Scott & Tiffani Story representing the Bowen Story Fund, with Travis Reed, Jenni Bonura, Harry Norman, Realtors president/CEO, and her husband Don Bonura.

Laura Green, Dorcas Winton, Rob Owen and Alden Treadway.

Casino Night for CURE

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Harry Norman, Realtors executives, brokers, realtors and guests enjoyed a Monte Carlo-themed night at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium to raise money for CURE Childhood Cancer’s Bowen Story Fund. As the official real estate partner of the Atlanta Falcons, the firm has raised significant funds in the past three years to support this worthy cause.

Nick LaMonte, Russell Gray, Alana McNett, Rob Owen and Camille Brannon of Campbell & Brannon.


Celebrating the holidays with camaraderie and good cheer, the Harry Norman, Realtors Buckhead North Office enjoyed a cocktail and buffet dinner at Brooklyn Café. Senior VP Rob Owen welcomed agents, staff, family and friends to the festive party, proudly congratulating them on their accomplishments in 2017. 92

Co-chair Angel Tittle, Allison Sinkler of Harry Norman, Realtors Buckhead-Northwest office, (back) co-chairs Whitney O’Brien and Misha Ebbert.


A loyal supporter of Warren T. Jackson Elementary School, Allison Sinkler of Harry Norman, Realtors sponsored the school’s Fall Festival and Fun Run, presenting pumpkins to the race winners in each grade level.

Cobb County Teacher of the Year award recipients Stacy Pitts, Nicole Kempson and Holly Hoover.

CCSD Teacher of the Year Nicole Kempson, CCSD High School Teacher of the Year Holly Hoover, Ed Voyles Automotive president/CEO Bill Brantley, CCSD Elementary School Teacher of the Year Stacy Pitts and Marietta City Schools Teacher of the Year Carrie Rainey.


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S Jason Graham, sales manager Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram; Jay Boling, CFO; Brian Bove, GM Hyundai/Kia; Pete Richards, GM Honda; Jeff Elliott, GM Acura and Kia Chamblee; Valery Voyles, chairman/CEO; and Bill Brantley, president/CEO.

tudents cheered, banners waved and a marching band played as superstar educators got a hero’s welcome at the 29th annual Teacher of the Year Pep Rally, held at Roswell Street Baptist Church. Part of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s “Give Our Schools a Hand” program, the TOTY celebration honored top teachers from every public school in the county. With Star 94.1 personalities Jeff Dauler and Jenn Hobby pumping up the crowd, teachers were met with thunderous applause as they took the stage to shake hands with Cobb County School District Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. Continuing its long tradition of supporting TOTY, the Ed Voyles Automotive Group gifted a one-year lease of a new car to each of the four CCSD winners. Nicole Kempson of Lindley Sixth Grade Academy, Cobb’s overall Teacher of the Year, beamed as she reached into a blue bag and drew the name of the Ed Voyles Jeep dealership, which will provide her with the free car lease. Stacy Pitts of Vaughan Elementary, Cobb’s Elementary School TOTY, will be driving a car from Ed Voyles Hyundai. Holly Hoover of Kennesaw Mountain High, Cobb’s High School TOTY, will be crusing to school in a shiny Ed Voyles Kia. And Marietta City Schools TOTY Carrie Rainey of Lockheed Elementary has the keys to an Ed Voyles Honda. Southern Seasons Magazine


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1. & 2. Patrons of the Southeast Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art were treated to a private reception and tour of two landmark Buckhead homes, designed by Philip Trammell Shutze and J. Neel Reid. Enjoying the entertaining evening, sponsored by Camille Brannon of Campbell & Brannon, LLC, were board member Wes Vawter and his wife Terry Vawter, Mose & Terri Bond and Shepard Ansley, pictured at the historic Andrews Drive home of Lisa and John Snodgrass (formerly known as the Vaughn Nixon House); and board member Stan Dixon, Cam & Stiles Kellett, board member Laura Howard and Shepard Ansley at the May Patterson Goodrum House on West Paces Ferry Road. Photos by Ross Henderson 3. In partnership with the Buckhead Coalition, Gas South contributed $10,000 to the Shepherd Center last year through a unique benefit incentive program that provides a discount to customers, raises funds for Shepherd and expands civic commitment. On hand for the check presentation were Sam Massell of the Buckhead Coalition, Alana Shepherd of the Shepherd Center and Gas South CEO Kevin Greiner. 4. & 5. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices hosted a gala auction party to benefit Sunshine Kids Foundation at the Metropolitan Club in North Fulton. The festive event featured a buffet dinner and auction displays, with radio personalities Tad & Drex of the B98.5 Morning Show conducting the live auction. Pictured: Dan Forsman, president/CEO of BHHS; Kathy Connelly, senior VP of Corporate Services; Shannon Malone, operations director of Sunshine Kids; G. W. Bailey, Sunshine Kids founding director and TV star of “The Closer” and “Major Crimes”; Toni McGowan, executive VP of BHHS; Mary Wargula, gala chairman; and Newbie & Bill Murray, VP of the Buckhead office of BHHS; DeAnn Golden, VP of the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs office of BHHS; and Dusty Lee of HomeServices Lending. Photos by Ross Henderson

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6., 7. & 8. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia hosted a breakfast and private tour of the 2017 Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse, a stunning English country estate designed by Bill Harrison. BHHS Realtor Debra Johnston is the listing agent for the $5.3 million house at 1800 Garraux Road. The annual showhouse featured the work of 20 top local designers, with proceeds benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Admiring the beautifully decorated home are BHHS Realtors Ursula Henry and Lisa Young; Senior VP/managing broker of the Buckhead office Bill Murray, Carla Wright, Debra Johnston and architects Bill Harrison and Frank Heery; and interior designer Patricia McLean. Photos by Ross Henderson and Laurie Coleman 9. & 10. Miami Ad School @ Portfolio Center recently celebrated the grand opening of Spare Time Gallery on Bennett Street in Atlanta. The gallery is the first space dedicated to promoting the personal artwork of the creative business community. Among the guests in attendance were John Eckel, Genevieve Bos, Pippa Seichrist, Stephanie Grendzinski and Daniel Mervis.

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11. Guests were invited to tour Burnett Grant Park’s newly converted property at a grand opening party this fall. Showing their support for Atlanta’s first condo conversion in a decade were Sheri Stanley, Lori Rousseau, developer Jim Braden and Joe Coletti. 12. & 13. The Atlanta-based Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project teamed up with The Art Institute of Atlanta to reward 25 African-American high school students with scholarship money to attend Harvard College’s prestigious residential summer program in Cambridge, Mass. The students were notified of their acceptance at a “surprise reveal” at the Art Institute. The diversity pipeline program was created to raise the young social and political voice in urban Atlanta.

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fun around town

ATLANTA ST. PATRICK’S PARADE March 17 clothing, furniture and home décor by 230+ top contemporary craft artists at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 10 AM-8 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $13 (free, 12 & under).


April 21 Festive fun on the banks of the Chattahoochee River with live entertainment, artists, food trucks, kid’s zone and more at Jones Bridge Park, 4901 E. Jones Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners. 10 AM-5 PM. 678/277-0920.


LEPRE*CON March 10 at Park Tavern

festivals & foodie fun

May 5-6 Showcase of the South’s best BBQ cooking at Atlantic Station, plus live music and an interactive children’s area.

ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL April 13-15 Third largest fine arts

festival in the country celebrates its 82nd year at Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta with a sprawling juried Artist Market, live music, cultural performances, gourmet & festival fare, Kids Zone with midway rides & games, disc dog competition, 5K run (Sat.)and more. Free. Ticketed events: Family Friday, Backyard Bites & Brews.




April 14-15 Enjoy 100 artisan booths, Kidz Zone, food and fun on Main Street in downtown Acworth. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. acworth.

May 26-28 Outdoor showcase of original art, music, food and kids activities downtown on Milton Avenue between Main Street and RoswellCanton Street. 10 AM-5 PM. 678/297-



March 16-18 30th annual juried show features handmade creations in jewelry, 96

404/817-6642. April 13-22 42nd annual event of the Atlanta Film Society celebrates the city’s vibrant arts community through screenings, educational events and parties that combine film with food, music and art. Multiple venues.

ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FEST May 31-June 3 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-



May 25-27 One of the country’s largest free jazz festivals culminates with a musical showcase at Piedmont Park on Memorial Day weekend. 11 AM-11 PM. 404/853-4234.


March 8-25 A celebration of Jewish culture, this 9th annual event features everything from jazz and orchestral to folk and rock’n’roll at multiple Atlanta locations.

ATLANTA SCIENCE FESTIVAL March 9-24 Local showcase of

science and technology for all ages with engaging events, presentations and performances around town. March 24 Exploration Expo, a free, family-friendly science day from 11 AM-4 PM at Piedmont Park with 100+ interactive exhibits, handson experiments, demonstrations and performances. 770/322-4992.


April 21-22 Set in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, Dahlonega’s celebration of Southern Appalachian culture features live bluegrass and oldtime music, a juried artists market of traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, dance, food and more in the town’s historic square. Free. Pre-festival events on April 20 include jamming on the square and a live and silent country auction.

BEER, BOURBON & BBQ FEST March 3 Sample 60 beers and 40

bourbons, eat barbecue and enjoy live music at Atlantic Station, 2-6 PM (VIP: noon entry). Designed for ages 21+.


March 24-25 Annual music and art extravaganza in Blackburn Park features an arts & crafts market, music performances (and a Sat. night concert), Kidz Zone, Pet World, classic car show, food trucks and more with a beautiful backdrop of blooming cherry trees. 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road. 10 AM-7:30 PM Sat., 10 AM-6 PM Sun. Free.


April 21 Choate Construction’s 9th annual benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation features 120+ stellar cars and bikes, plus BBQ, craft brews, live music and silent auction. 8200 Roberts Dr., Atl. 4-7 PM. $30; $50 with bar access for 21+.


June 1-2 Enjoy a lineup of live music, food and local artisans in an all-ages, family-friendly festival environment. Gates open at 4 PM Fri., noon on Sat. at Candler Park, 1500 McLendon Ave., Atl.

chastain park ARTS FEST

May 12-13 Outdoor showcase of original works by 185 artists and artisans at Atlanta’s Chastain Park, with live entertainment and music, gourmet food trucks and children’s area. 4469 Stella Dr., Atl. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Free.


61-Fairburn/Peachtree City. 770/964-

features arts & crafts, live music and dance, food vendors and children’s area at the Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy. 10 AM-5 PM. $5 parking.


March 24-25 37th annual event


April 28-29 Arts and crafts festival features artist demonstrations, acoustic music, children’s area and food at City Town Center, 3167 Main Street, Duluth. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.


May 12-13 Whimsical artist market in Dunwoody Village with live music, food court and Kidz Zone with rides, crafts and games. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. Free shuttle parking at Calvary Church of Atlanta. dunwoody.


March 21-24 Celebrate “The Art of Collecting” at this 26th annual benefit for the High Museum, with a spectacular showcase of wine, food and art at exclusive lunches, dinners and tasting seminars around town, capped by the Friday Fête and After Party on March 23 and the Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction on March 24 in the Tents at Atlantic Station.


April 27-29 47th annual festival features arts & crafts, street market, parade (Sat.), live music, kids’ activities and food vendors from 11 AM-6 PM Sat. & Sun. Tour of Homes: noon-4 PM Fri., noon-6 PM Sat. & Sun.



April 7-8 Juried arts & crafts festival with children’s area, live music, and food/drink concessions at Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atl. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.


April 14-June 3 (weekends) Eat, drink and be merry at this 16th century European country faire featuring a multi-acre kingdom with jousting knights and strolling thespians, music & 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

March 16-25 Macon’s splashy salute features arts & crafts, concerts, entertainment, air shows, rides, food trucks, fireworks and more, set against a pink backdrop of 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom.


April 21-22 Annual fest features 250 arts & crafts booths, kids zone, live entertainment and more on both sides of Main Street (Hwy. 293) downtown, 2829 Cherokee St. Kick-off parade: 9:30 AM Sat. starting at Adams Park. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. Free. 770/423-1330.


March 10 Come in costume for this St. Patrick’s Day party at Park Tavern with DJs, live bands, contests and surprise guests, from 3 PM-3:30 AM. Presented by A Social Mess; ages 21+ only. 500 10th St. NE, Atl.


March 17 Live bands and entertainment at Park Tavern, 500 10th S., Atl. Doors open at 1 PM. 21+ only.

GA. RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL in Fairburn April 14-June 3 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 770/794-5601.



opening of Marietta’s Mountain to River Trail with visual and performing arts, live music, food trucks and public art installations along the 2-mile stretch, from Lewis Park to Brown Park. 3-8 PM Sat. (with ribbon cutting at 3 PM), 12-4 PM Sun. Preview Night: 6-9 PM April 6.

March 17 Family-friendly fun with live music, bagpipers, Irish dancers, face painter, balloon artist, beer and food at MacMcGees, 936 Canton St., Roswell. Drink specials for 21+. Noon-11:30 PM.

Marietta Greek Festival May 18-20 Celebrate Greek

traditions, culture and food at this 28th annual event at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta. 770/924-8080.


April 14 & 28, May 12 & 26 Open-air showcase of locally-created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods on Mill Street by Glover Park. Held 2nd & 4th Sat., April-Nov., 9 AM-2 PM.

MAY-RETTA DAZE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL May 5-6 42nd annual arts &

crafts festival of handmade goods, plus children’s activities and free entertainment in Glover Park in the Marietta Square. 10 AM-5 PM Sat.,

April 14-15 Celebrate the grand


May 26-27 Enjoy fine arts & crafts, a children’s play area, acoustic entertainment, food and fun in the park. 592 N. Angier Ave., NE, Atl. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.

piedmont park’s GREEN MARKET

Opening March 24 Farm-fresh food, baked goods, music and chef demos, 12th St. and Piedmont Ave. NE park entrance. 9 AM-1 PM every Saturday, starting March 24.


March 17 Doggie field day, plus vendors, music, food trucks and a beer garden at Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. 11 AM-4 PM. Free. Southern Seasons Magazine



ATLANTA HOME SHOW March 23-25 Cobb Galleria Centre Egypt Sherrod of HGTV will speak at 1 & 3 PM March 24.


March 15-18 Inaugural food and drink

“ORCHID DAZE” on view through April 1 at Atlanta Botanical Garden ROSWELL ARTS & CRAFT FEST May 5-6 Outdoor festival celebrates

the visual and performing arts at Historic Towne Square, 617 Atlanta St., Roswell, 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.


April 1-30 Numerous activities, exhibits, receptions and events take place at various times throughout the city.


March 24 Over 250 beers, food and live music at Roswell Town Square, 610 S. Atlanta St. 2-6 PM. 21+ only. Benefits STAR House Foundation. $50-$100.


April 7 Enjoy local bands and beer at this community celebration held at the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, located on the corner of Sandy Springs Place and Blue Stone Road.


April 21-22 Outdoor festival features 150 arts & crafts participants, plus children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations and more. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NE, Sandy Springs. 404/873-1222. 98

festival presented by Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain celebrates spring with signature dinners, master classes and al fresco tasting events, with appearances by award-winning chefs, cookbook authors, wine makers and more.


April 28-29 Held on the Village Green in downtown Smyrna, the fest features over 175 arts & crafts booths, food, live music and entertainment (including Grizzly Experience and Robocars), children’s activities, book sale, Crawfish Boil and 5K/1K/Tot Trot (7-10 AM Sat.). 200 Village Green Cir. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. 770/423-1330.


April 26-28 20th annual indoor art show features a diverse selection of art, crafts and jewelry by 90+ Southeastern artists, plus food, 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. Activities include a 150-foot zip wire and a walking tour. 11 AM-9 PM Sat., 1-8 PM Sun.


April 20-22 Southeast’s popular environmental, music and craft beer event returns to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, featuring four stages of music and over 40 bands (including The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee and Tedeschi Trucks Band), comedy tent, Artists Market, 5K (Sat.), food trucks and more. $138, 3-day pass.


May 3 Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from 50+ restaurants, plus chef competitions, cooking demos, live music and entertainment from 5-10 PM downtown. Tastes: $1-$3 each.



festival at Briscoe Park with 200+ vendors, live entertainment, food, and a kid’s field of fun activities. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. 2500 Sawyer Pkwy. Free shuttle from Snellville First Baptist (Sat. only).


May 5-6 45th annual arts & crafts


March 17 Gwinnett’s biggest St. Paddy’s party features 300+ craft beers, live music, entertainment, games, food trucks, local vendors at Suwanee Town Center Park. Ages 21+. $55. Benefits Cooper’s Crew.

SWEET AUBURN SPRINGFEST May 12-13 Food, fun and family

entertainment at this outdoor bash in the Historic Auburn Avenue District, 230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atl.

April 29 Annual food fest from 11 AM-7 PM in the Historic Marietta Square features 75+ restaurants and caterers, five live music stages, Kid’s Alley, sports corner, cooking stage, food trucks and sunset concert. Free. Tastes: $1-$5. North Park Square.


Virginia-Highland Summerfest

June 9-10 35th annual fest in this

historic Atlanta neighborhood features a juried artist market of 250+ fine artists, live music, local market of hand-made goods, KidsFest with games, crafts and entertainment. Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive.


June 9-10 Family-friendly food and music event features chicken wing restaurants, bands, Kid Zone with inflatables, face painting and more. Etowah River Park, 600 Brown Industrial Pkwy., Canton. Noon-9 PM Sat., noon-6 PM Sun. Free (food/drink tix available for purchase). 404/6404393.


May 5-6 Pet party in the park with live music, dog contests, kid’s area with inflatables, pet adoptions, vendors, arts & crafts and food trucks at Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave. Free.


Through April 1 “Orchid Daze,” an exotic showcase of blooms inside the Fuqua Orchid Center. Orchid Market Weekends: 3/17-18 & 3/31-4/1. March 9-11 Orchid Society Show Atlanta, hundreds of orchid specimens on display and for sale, 9 AM-5 PM. March-April Atlanta Blooms, showcase of tulips, daffodils and more. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/8765859.


March 23-25 Georgia’s largest home show celebrates its 40th year with over 350 exhibitors in the home remodeling and outdoor living industries at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. Added attractions include a Backyard Beer Garden ($5 tastings

“Healthyville” open through May 28 at Children’s Museum of Atlanta for 21+), cooking demonstrations, HGTV’s John Gidding and Egypt Sherrod, and Georgia Gardener Walter Reeves. 10 AM-6 PM Fri.-Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $10 (free for 12 & under, and 65 & older). 770/798-1997.


Ongoing Garden Tour Mondays, 9:3010:30 AM. Free. May 12 Tea with Beatrix Potter, 1-3 PM. $10. Must RSVP. May 13 Mother’s Day, 1-4 PM. Free self-guided tours. Bring canned item. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell. 770/6403855.


March 9-18 36th Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show, presented by Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild, features a special exhibit of works representing the U.S. National Parks. April 28 The Garden Faire, onestop shop for unique plants and garden decor, plus Vintage Fleatique, entertainment, food vendors and bake sale. 9 AM-4 PM. May 13 Mother’s Day, 1-4 PM. Free self-guided tours. Bring canned item. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770/992-


Catherine French

GEORGIA STEEPLECHASE April 7 at Kingston Downs


April 20-22 Visit five lovely homes and six gardens in one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods in this 50th annual benefit tour to preserve the area’s historical integrity.

GARDENS FOR CONNOISSEURS TOUR May 12-13 Benefit for the Atlanta

Botanical Garden features private gardens throughout metro Atlanta, from tranquil woodland settings to intimate urban oases. 10 AM-5 PM. $35. 404/591-1597.


March 24 Canton Expedition: Experience the rich history of this manufacturing town in a self-guided tour of homes in the National Register Historic District, downtown buildings on Main Street and other historic sites. April 27-29 Spring Ramble to Columbus: “Rollin’ on the River.” Visit beautiful historic homes, intriguing sites and a vibrant downtown. Benefits the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. 404/885-7812.


culinary, wine, beer and spirit tasting experiences. March-April Celebrate Spring! during themed weekends, with a dazzling display of azaleas, daffodils and more. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.


March 15-18 Sip & Savor Spring,


April 24-26 Annual market of signature design events hosted by the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atl.

March 24-25 Self-guided tour

features 14 stunning designer kitchens (7 daily) in Atlanta’s most esteemed neighborhoods, plus chef demonstrations. 10 AM-4 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $40 ($35 adv.).

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



March 8-11, April 12-15, May 10-13 World’s largest series of indoor antique shows with 3,500 exhibit booths at Atlanta Expo Centers, 3650 Jonesboro Road SE, I-285 Exit 55. 10:45 AM-6 PM Thurs., 9 AM-6 PM Fri. & Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. $5. 404/361-2000.


April 19-May 13 Spring showcase

March 21-25 36th annual showcase of 500+ new cars at the Georgia World Congress Center, Bldg. C, 235 Northside Dr., Atl. Produced by the Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association. Noon-9 PM Wed.-Thurs., noon-10 PM Fri., 10 AM-10 PM Sat., 10 AM-8 PM Sun. $12 ($6, ages 6-12). 770/916-1741.


April 28-29 Georgia’s Motoring Festival features everything from hot rods to motorcycles and monster trucks, plus vendor midway, live music, kids’ zone and more at Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton. 9 AM-5 PM Sat., 9 AM-4 PM Sun. $12 ($5 ages 6-11).

of the region’s leading designindustry talents at 28 Normandy Dr. NW, Atlanta, with tours from 10 AM-4 PM Thurs.-Sat., 1-4 PM Sun. Opening night party: April 18.

Atlanta’s longest running event features a family-friendly parade of floats, dancers, musicians, giant balloons, marching bands and more in Midtown Atlanta, going down Peachtree St., from Ivan Allen Blvd. to Marietta St. Noon-1:30 PM.


March 30 Egg Hunt, 10-11 AM. $5. May 13 Mother’s Day, 1-4 PM. Free self-guided tours. Bring canned item. 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770/641-3978.




race on dirt tracks with steep jumps, tight corners and obstacles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta.

North Atlanta’s premier market for

March 16-18, April 20-22, May 18-20


March 3 Off-road motorcycles


March 17 Dating back to 1858,


April 14 Roswell citizens from the past share amazing stories in Old Roswell Cemetery, 5:30 PM. Must RSVP.


March 3 Science fiction/fantasy convention dedicated to the art of cardboard costuming, takes place at multiple locations in downtown Atlanta. 7 PM-midnight. Southern Seasons Magazine



SHEEP TO SHAWL FESTIVAL April 7 at Atlanta History Center

atlanta history center

DISNEY JUNIOR DANCE PARTY March 24 High-energy concert tour

comes to the Fox Theatre with songs from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, The Lion Guard, Vampirina and Puppy Dog Pals, 1 PM. 855/285-



May 5 Live viewing of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, plus games, cornhole tournament, dancing, food and beverages at Shannondale Farm, 2395 Birmingham Road, Milton 5:30-9:30 PM. Benefits CDA Kids.


March 2-3 Civil War Candlelight Tour, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site, Dallas. 770/443-7850. March 3 Moonlight Mountain Hike, Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge. 770/389-7801. March 10 Etowah Heritage Day, Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville. 770/387-3747. March 18 Living History at Panola March 31 Eggciting Hike Hunt For a comprehensive listings of events, visit 800/864-7275.

Infinite Energy Center



6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.


Explore nutrition, fitness and healthy choices in this vibrant community with hands-on learning opportunities. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atl. 404/659-KIDS.

March 3 Harlem Globetrotters March 10-11 Professional Bull Riders


March 17-18 Southeast’s premier train show with operating model railroads and 250+ vendors at Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. $10 (free, 12 & under).


March 3-25 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.


April 27-28 Pinterest comes to life with 100+ classes and a shopping floor with hundreds of local and national brands at Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy. SE, Atl. 10 AM-8 PM Fri., 9 AM-7 PM Sat. $8 (free for 8 & under); classes $19-$49; VIP $129.



racing in Georgia at Kingston Downs, between Rome and Cartersville, plus Vendor Village, Jack Russell Terrier races, hat parade and contest, Kids Corral and more. Gates open at 9 AM, first race at 1:30 PM.

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

May 18-28 The 76th annual circus comes to town at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta with The Big Top circus performances (starting May 19), carnival rides and attractions, festival food and flea market. 2245 Callaway Road. Midway opens at 5 PM Mon.Fri., 10 AM Sat., noon Sun. $7 entry (free for 10 and under), $5 parking, 404/872-5818.

April 7 Watch the most exciting horse


March 3 & 10 92nd anniversary tour of world-famous basketball team with a star-studded roster showing off ball handling wizardry at 2 & 7 PM March 3 at Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, and 2 & 7 PM March 10 at Philips Arena, Atlanta.


May 28 Largest Memorial Day


March 6, 10, 12-13 The Phoenix Flies: Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites. March 12 Egg Hunt, 10 AM-1 PM. April 7 Sheep to Shawl festival, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM, with sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, open hearth cooking, blacksmithing, candle making and live music at Smith Family Farm. May 11 National Public Gardens Day, 10 AM-4 PM. Exhibitions Through March 18 “More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War.” Through Dec. 31 “¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South.” May 5-June 3, 2019 “Barbecue Nation,” a savory exhibit of artifacts, images and oral histories, from ’50s and ’60s-era advertising to matchbooks and menus, vintage grills to obscure gadgets like the Charcoal Exciter ignitor. 130 West Paces Ferry Road. 404/814-



March 31 “Eggstravaganza” Easter Egg Hunt for ages 12 & under, with baked goods, cake walk, games, arts & crafts. Adv. tix recommended. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. 404/872-



Ongoing Trail Hikes, River Canoes, Animal Encounters, Creature Features. March 25-May 31 “Eco Tinker: Interactive Exhibits,” S.T.E.A.M.themed outdoor stations. March 30-31, April 6-7 Spring Native Plant Sale, 10 AM-5 PM. May 13 Sundays on the River Concert: Blair Crimmins. May 19 Rockin’ at the River. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770/9922055.

Through May 28 “Healthyville.”

FERNBANK MUSEUM of natural history

Through May 6 “The Secret World Inside You,” an exploration of the microbiome living on our bodies. March 3-June 10 “Spring Birdhouses,” outdoor exhibit features unique, nature-inspired birdhouses. Giant Screen Theater Through March 22 “Incredible Predators 3D,” an intimate look at the world of major predators. Opening March 23 “Backyard Wilderness 2D,” reconnect with the natural world of ecosystems that surround us every day. Ongoing Fernbank After Dark, handson science and activities for ages 21+ on the 2nd Friday of each month. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.


March 24, April 21 Malts & Vaults of Oakland, 6-8 PM. $16. Post-tasting for 21+. Advance tickets only. May 12 Love Stories of Oakland, 5-8 PM. $16. Advance tickets only. Ongoing Discover the history, period gardens, art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character on weekend guided tours. $12 ($6 students & seniors). 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atl. 404/688-2107.


March 31-April 8 Spring FUN Break at Crossroads, plus SkyHike, Skyride, Geyser Falls and more. Starting March 31 Lasershow Spectacular, Saturday nights through

ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW March 21-25 at Georgia World Congress Center May, daily from Memorial Weekend. April 1 Easter Sunrise Service, 7 AM at top of mountain and Memorial Lawn. Park gates/skyride open at 4 AM. May 25-28 Memorial Day Weekend – Salute The Troops, Lasershow and extended fireworks on Memorial Lawn. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain.



Ongoing Enjoy more than 1,000 of the world’s most amazing animals, plus keeper talks, training demonstrations, wildlife shows and animal encounters. May 5 Beastly Feast May 26 Brew at the Zoo with beer and wine tastings, food, live music and animal encounters. 21+. June 4-8 Art Gone Wild Paint Out Week, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atl. 404/6242809.


April 21-22 Showcase of products and services that promote a green, clean and healthy lifestyle, plus lectures, workshops and more at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun. $10, $35 VIP.


March 29-31 Philadelphia Phillies April 2-4 Washington Nationals April 16-18 Philadelphia Phillies April 19-22 New York Mets May 4-6 San Francisco Giants May 15-17 Chicago Cubs May 18-20 Miami Marlins May 28-30 New York Mets May 31-June 3 Washington Nationals SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave., Atl.


April 14 5K run through historic Midtown with post mimosa celebration in Piedmont Park. 8 AM start.


Home Games March 7 Orlando Solar Bears March 13 Idaho Steelheads March 15 & 17 Jacksonville IceMen March 19 South Carolina Stingrays March 28 Kalamazoo Wings April 6 Orlando Solar Bears April 7 Greenville Swamp Rabbits Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth.


Home Games March 30 Philadelphia 76ers April 1 Orlando Magic April 4 Miami Heat April 10 Philadelphia 76ers Philips Arena, Atlanta.


May 19 National Kidney Foundation’s community pledge walk at Atlantic Station. 8 AM start. 770/452-1539.

April 21 Chattahoochee Challenge Half-Marathon May 25-27 59th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, Robin Lake Beach. June 16 Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon Pine Mountain.


March 18 Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, One Mile, 50m Dash. Start/finish at Pemberton Place, Atl. Presented by Publix.

KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge March 3 Mobile fitness event

encourages an active lifestyle for kids and families with a 10-station obstacle course at Piedmont Park, 1342 Worchester Dr. NE, Atl. 10 AM-6 PM. Free.


April 15 Indoor cycling ride to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 1-5 PM at CycleBar Dunwoody, 4794 Ashford Dunwoody Road.

CARS & ‘Q FOR THE CAUSE April 21 Atlanta


March 17 Jr. League of Atlanta’s Irishthemed, family-friendly race at Atlantic Station with a 5K, 10K and 1K Kids Run. Peachtree qualifier.


April 21 Trail ultramarathon at 7:30 AM at Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs.


March 17 Benefit run for GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta/Roswell, with 5K Fun Run at 9 AM and Kids Dash at 10 AM at John Howell Park, 801 Virginia Ave. NE, Atl.



May 20 Pledge walk for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation at Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. Plus live music, food and kids’ activities. 404/982-0616.


May 11-13 Jekyll Island celebrates



5300 Winder Hwy., Braselton.

run and walk through Midtown, capped with awards, beads, music and parade. Peachtree qualifier.

ROSWELL MAYOR’S RIDE 912/635-3636.

with 6 to 62-mile options. Start/ finish at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road.


March 17 Come in costume for this


March 17 Join Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Olympians and special guests at this free family event with a One Mile Fun Run, 50m Dash and post-race fun and games at Pemberton Place, 126 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.


March 31 Great Bunny Chase 5K and Fun Run

May 11-12 Drift Atlanta 800/849-RACE. April 28 Recreational ride in Roswell


April 14 Grant Park’s 5K race at 9:30 AM, followed by Pub Crawl at 11 AM.


April 14 Run through Serenbe’s preserved trails, along the rolling hills of Chattahoochee Hills, with live music and a post-race party.

the sea turtle nesting season with Sprint & International triathlons (5/12) and 5K/10K races (5/13) along the shoreline, plus Race Expo at The Georgia Sea Turtle Center (5/11).

March 24 5K RunWalk & Kid’s Fun Run/Walk on a flat course along the river banks at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell. Peachtree qualifier. Family Water Festival follows the race with games, giveaways, face painting and more.





“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”

March 13-18 Musical comedy about

a desperate man willing to slay his way to the family fortune. Staged at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atl.


March 2-18 “Boys Next Door,” drama about four mentally-handicapped men living in a communal residence in New England. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/663-8989.


April 13-28 “The Wedding Singer,” comic love story set in 1985, based on the hit Adam Sandler movie. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905.


March 9-10 “The Harvey Milk Show,” starring Chris Coleman, Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Midtown. April 21-May 13 “The Flower Room,” madcap comedy about an uptight researcher’s journey of sexual discovery. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-7469.


March 23-April 15 “Hospice” and “Pointing at the Moon,” Pearl Cleage’s one-act plays, set 30 years apart, offer a passionate dialogue with the playwright’s younger self, staged at Fulton County Southwest Arts Center. May 9-20 “Candide,” Leonard Bernstein’s adaptation of Voltaire’s satirical novel co-produced with ASO at Atlanta Symphony Hall. 12+. Hertz Series March 1-25 “Sheltered,” a Jewish couple seeks refuge for children in a suspenseful story inspired by true events set in 1939 Nazi Germany, staged at Actor’s Express. 12+. Family Series Through March 4 “The Jungle Book” at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center in Decatur. Theatre for the Very Young March 10-April 1 “Waiting for Balloon,” Black Box Theatre. April 7-29 “Play the Play with Cat the 102

Cat,” Black Box Theatre. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-4650.


April 5-15 “An Evening With Patsy Cline,” theatrical concert of the country music pioneer, performed by Georgia singer Michelle Martin. May 30-June 10 “Breath & Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes,” musical play chronicles the journey of the first African-American classical vocalist to achieve world fame. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain Village. 770/469-1105.


March 8 Emory University Symphony

twist spotlights the amazing spectrum of dance today. May 11-13 “Bach to Broadway,” live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Performances at Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl.



April 20-21 “Arcadia,” a celebration of musical arts in 17th- and 18th- century Rome with selections from Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerti Grossi, 7:30 PM Fri. at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atl.; and 4 PM Sat. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Road, Roswell. 404/422-0515.


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Atlanta Master Chorale Bach Birthday Recital Emory Tango Ensemble The Vega String Quartet Barenaked Voices: Emory Student A Cappella Celebration April 3 Emory Jazz Combos April 7-8 Trisha Brown Dance Company: “In Plain Site,” Emory University Quadrangle April 14 The Rites of Spring April 15 Murray Perahia, piano April 20-21 Emory University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus April 24 Emory Big Band April 26-27 Emory Dance Company Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atl. 404/727-



March 16-18 “Black Swan,” leaps into Act III when the Prince mistakes the evil Odile for his true love, Odette; plus a world premiere from Australian choreographer Craig Davidson. April 13-15 “Tu Tu and More,” highly stylized classical work with a playful


March 23-24 “Fame Jr.” April 13-29 “Always, Patsy Cline,” tribute to the legendary country singer with 27 unforgettable hits. Performances staged at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta.



March 2, 4 “The Daughter of the Regiment.” A spirited canteen girl must decide to follow society or her heart in Donizetti’s screwball comedy, set among the Swiss Alps. April 28, May 1, 4, 6 “Carmen.” Bizet’s powerful masterpiece centers on the free-spirited gypsy Carmen, who tempts the hapless Don Jose with uninhibited seduction. Staged at the Cobb Energy Centre at 8 PM Sat., 7:30 PM Tues., 8 PM Fri., 3 PM Sun. 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 404/881-8885.


April 7 David Feherty: Live Off Tour

“Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat” – March 20May 13 at Center for Puppetry Arts April 15 Chopin Society of Atlanta presents Rafał Blechacz

April 22 Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour

April 27 Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE

May 5 Yo-Yo Ma with ASO June 1 Gregory Porter Tribute to Nat King Cole with ASO June 16 Matthew Morrison with ASO Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 800/745-3000.


March 1, 3 Russian masterpieces by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich March 8, 10 Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto March 15 Chamber Recital March 15, 17 The Latin Lover: Boléro Meets the Tango March 18 Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Crescendo Concert March 22, 24 Music of J.S. Bach April 4 Jonathan Biss: Beethoven April 5-6 Beethoven: “Eroica” April 12, 14 Dvorák’s Stormy Symphony No. 7 April 19 Chamber Recital April 19, 21 Violinist Nicola Benedetti: Beethoven Concerto April 26, 28-29 Prokofiev and Beethoven: Classical Symphony May 4 ASYO Finale Concert May 30 Jonathan Biss: Beethoven May 31, June 2-3 Violinist Hilary Hahn: Tchaikovsky Family March 4 Seuss at the Symphony March 10-11 Music for the Very Young: Music of Europe April 14-15, May 5-6 Music for the Very Young: Music of South America



Steve McNicholas

Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Bldg., Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-

“STOMP” – April 6-7 at the Fox Theatre

March 10 American Legacies,

7:30 PM, Lassiter High School, Marietta. May 12 Brass-A-Plenty with Georgia Brass Band, 3 PM, Kennesaw State University Bailey Performance Center.

Aurora Theatre

Through March 4 “Ontario Was Here.” Tempers flare when two social workers disagree. *Mature content. March 8-April 22 “Mamma Mia!” A sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise with the timeless tunes of super group ABBA. March 16-17 Aurora Comedy Nights April 6-29 “El Gran Día de la Madre,” rollicking comedy performed in Spanish, with Ga. Gwinnett College. May 4-5, 18-19, 25-26 Aurora Comedy Nights May 10-June 10 “Ripcord.” The Odd Couple meets The Golden Girls in this over-the-top comedy. 8 PM Tues.-Sat. & 2:30 PM Sat.-Sun. Aurora Children’s Playhouse March 17 “Folksongs for the Family” March 24 “Literature Sings” April 4 “Around the World in Under an Hour” April 14 “A Musical Tour through Latin America” April 21 “An Ocean of Discovery” 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678/226-6222.


April 22 Spring Show, 3-5 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave.



March 10 Steven Curtis Chapman March 23 Dashboard Confessional March 24 Mike & the Mechanics April 6-7 Dark Star Orchestra May 2 Andrew McMahon 3110 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/8432825.


March 25 “Spring Marches On,” 3-5 PM, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. 404/872-5338.


March 23-25 Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece “La traviata,” Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. March 24 “A Seussome Twosome!,” kid-friendly show at 11 AM at Conant. Monthly Dinner and a Diva series: “The Barber of Seville,” March 20; “Rigoletto,” April 17; “Carmen,” May 15. Petite Violette, 2948 Clairmont

Road NE. 404/634-6268. 678/301-8013.


Through March 4 “Rainforest Adventures.”

March 6-18 “The Wizard of Oz.” March 20-May 13 “Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat.” New Direction Series (Adults & Teens) May 12-15 Xperimental Puppetry Theater. Ages 18+. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl.


Momma An Em Comedy Tour 2018 April 4-8 Shen Yun Performing Arts April 13-15 Atl. Ballet: “Tu Tu & More” April 28-May 6 Atl. Opera: “Carmen” May 11-13 Atl. Ballet “Bach to Broadway” June 9-17 Atl. Opera “Sweeney Todd” 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 800-


COCA-COLA ROXY THEATRE March 17 Above & Beyond April 28 Haim May 1 Billy Idol May 10 Alice in Chains

Public School. 770/781-9178.


March 16 Charlie Mars March 17 Buddy O’Reilly Band March 20 Jordan Davis March 22 Neal Morse March 23 Patrick Davis March 24 Michelle Malone April 18-19 Mother’s Finest May 11 Pat McGee May 17 David Bromberg 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur.


800 Battery Ave. SE, Atl.


Perfect, Now Change,” witty musical traces the arc of relationships throughout the course of a life. The Art Place-Mountainview, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770/516-3330.


May 11-19 “I Love You, You’re


March 2 & 4 Atl. Opera: “The Daughter of the Regiment”

March 16-18 Atl. Ballet: “Black Swan” March 24 Atlanta Blues Festival: Sir Charles Jones, TK Soul, Pokey Bear, Tucka, Nellie Tiger Travis and J’Wonn March 25 Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential March 30 Festival of Praise: Fred Hammond, Take 6, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune & Pastor Charles Jenkins March 31 Darren Knight’s Southern

March 3 Jo-El Sonnier “King of Cajun,” 3 & 8 PM March 4 Morris Stancil “Gospel Music,” 3 PM March 10 Carly Burruss Band, country music, 3 & 8 PM March 17 Chris Collins, tribute to John Denver, 3 & 8 PM March 24 Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband, 3 & 8 PM March 25 Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset, gospel show, 7 PM March 27 Cumming Playhouse Singers Spring Concert, 8 PM April 19-22 “Remember,” 8 PM Thurs.-Fri., 3 & 8 PM Sat., 3 PM Sun. May 10-20 “Always a Bridesmaid,” 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. May 26 Banks and Shane, 3 & 8 PM 101 School St. in the Historic Cumming


March 3 Thaddeus Phillips and Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings, 8 PM March 10 Kaki King, 8 PM March 11 Chamber Strings & Chorale IV, 3 PM March 23-24 Dance Canvas, 8 PM April 9 Glee Club Concert, 8 PM April 15 GT Symphony Orchestra: An E-flat Major Festival, 3 PM April 16 Percussion Ensembles & Chamber Strings, 7:30 PM April 17 Band Concert, 7:30 PM April 19 Choral Concert, 7:30 PM April 21 SEAD Artists, 8 PM 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atl. at Georgia Tech. 404/894-3481.


March 2 MercyMe March 9 Celtic Woman-Homecoming March 13-18 “A Gentleman’s Guide to Southern Seasons Magazine


PERFORMING ARTS Shen Yun April 4-8 Cobb Energy Centre

March 20 Jazz Combos March 23 Choral Union

with the Homeward Choir of Atlanta March 27 Jazz Combos April 3 Percussion Ensemble April 4 Spring Euphoria April 5 Three Choirs Festival April 6 Master Singers April 8 SoundNOW: Terminus April 9 SoundNOW: neoPhonia Atlanta Chamber Players April 11 Brassapalooza April 12 Jazz Honors Combo April 23 RYJO Big Band Performances at Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, 15 Gilmer St SE, Atl.



March 3 Sensory Friendly Concert, 2 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center. April 20-21 America, Vol. 4, 8 PM Fri., Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, 900 West End Ave SW, Atl.; 8 PM Sat., Marietta Performing Arts Center. May 5 Jazz Combo, 8 PM, Earl Smith Strand Theatre May 12 Mozart & Sibelius, 8 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center Love and Murder” March 24 Disney Junior Dance Party Tour, 1 PM. March 24 Eddie B: “Teachers Only Comedy Tour” April 6-7 “Stomp” April 13-15 Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band April 27 90’s Block Party with Guy featuring Teddy Riley, Ginuwine, Next and Dru Hill May 2 Yanni May 4-5 Joe Bonamassa May 6 Todrick Hall American May 16 Primus, Mastodon May 19 Live From Here with Chris Thile May 22-June 10 “Hamilton” musical 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atl.


GEORGIA ENSEMBLE THEATRE March 1-18 “ A Comedy of Tenors.” A

madcap delight of mistaken identities and bedroom hijinks threatens the concert of the century in 1930s Paris. March 12 The Joe Gransden Big Band Series: Swingin’ At The Haven. April 12-29 “Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story,” the true story of the musician’s meteoric rise to fame. April 23 The Joe Gransden Big Band Series: Farley’s Favorites FamilyStage: Adventure Series March 3, 10, 17 “Miss Nelson is Missing!” The worst-behaved class in school sets out to find their beloved teacher, staged at 11 AM. March 13 “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank,” multi-media performance tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. 6:30 PM. April 14, 21, 28 “The Jungle Book.” A child lost in the Indian jungle is rescued 104

by a pack of animals, staged at 11 AM. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770/641-1260.


March 11 6 PM, Grace Life Church, 1083 Allgood Road NE, Marietta March 18 6 PM, Holy Cross Anglican Church, 3836 Oak Grove Road SW, Loganville April 8 6 PM, Smyrna First Baptist Church, 1275 Church St. April 15 4 PM, Hillside UMC, 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy., Woodstock April 22 6 PM, Kennesaw UMC, 1801 Ben King Road April 29 6 PM, Johnson Ferry Baptist, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 3747 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/234-3581.

GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL Musical Theatre Awards April 19 Shuler Hensley Awards

celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre at Cobb Energy Centre.

GA. METRO DANCE THEATRE March 16-18 “The Wolf, The Swan,

and The Princess,” three ballet stories are woven into a spellbinding performance at 7:30 PM Fri.-Sat. and 2 PM Sat.-Sun. at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta. 678/287-



March 3 University Symphony Orchestra & Choirs - Mass March 5 Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Metro-Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble March 8 Student Concert Series 770/4292390.


May 22-June 10 Hit musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton tells the story of America, with a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway. Staged at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atl.

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May 4-5 Chukkar Farm, 1140 Liberty Grove Road, Alpharetta.

June 23 Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Theater

March 3-4 Southern Ballet Theatre: “Aurora + Maleficent: The Beginning”

March 9-11 Northeast Atlanta Ballet: “Peter Pan”

March 31 Atlanta Chinese Dance Company: “Travels Around China: Circles of Love and Departure” May 5-6 Buford School of Ballet: “Canding Lion King” May 9 “The Naked Truth,” Stanislav Sadalskiy and Tatiana Vasileva May 18-20 Northeast Atlanta Ballet: “Coppelia” 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.

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May 26 Dave Matthews Band June 8 Dead & Company July 27 Weezer, Pixies Aug. 2 Kesha, Macklemore 2002 Lakewood Ave., Atl. 404/4435090.


June 9 Davina and the Vagabonds, 8 PM, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. 770/594-6232.


March 1, 3-4, 8, 10-11 Jerry’s Habima Theatre: “The Addams Family,” musical comedy. March 18 Joe Alterman Trio, 5 & 7 PM April 15 “Play the Play with Cat the Cat,” 10:30 AM, noon, 4 PM. April 28-29 BAM Percussion, eXplosion, 8 PM Sat. & 4:30 PM Sun. May 3 “What War Zone,” The Comedy of Benji Lovitt, 7:30 PM. MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678/812-4002.


over-worked mother and her teenage daughter swap lives for a day in a hilarious new musical comedy. 8 PM Wed.-Fri., 3 & 8:30 PM Sat., 5 PM Sun. 1083 Austin Ave., Little Five Points, Atlanta. 404/584-7450.

March 8-25 “In the Red and Brown Water.” A promising young athlete must choose between her dying mother and her own dreams. May 10-27 “The Brothers Size.” Poetry, music, dance and West African mythology combine in a contemporary tale that explores brotherhood. 7:30 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sun. 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 770/426-

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March 9-April 22 “Freaky Friday,” an


March 3 Harlem Globetrotters 2018 World Tour, 2 & 7 PM March 4 Ricardo Arjona March 10-11 Professional Bull Riders April 14 Lorde, Run the Jewels, Mitski April 21 Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves & Midland April 29 Chris Tomlin May 11 Justin Timberlake May 22 Khalid May 28 U2 June 4 Shania Twain June 11 Harry Styles June 20 Hall & Oates, Train


March 16 “Return to Old Ireland,” 8 PM, Roswell UMC, 814 Mimosa Blvd.

May 6 “The French Connection, 3 PM, Roswell UMC.



March 8-25 “Buyer and Cellar,” comic one-man show about the price of fame for a struggling L.A. actor. May 3-20 “Sordid Lives,” chaos erupts when a woman hits her head and dies in her lover’s motel room. 999 Brady Ave. NW, Atl. 404/4482755.


March 8 Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce, Trace Adkins March 10 Harlem Globetrotters 2018 World Tour, shows at 2 & 7 PM. March 16 Katt Williams March 17 Queens of Hip Hop: Eve, Trina, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo, Rah Digga, Monie Love, Nikki D March 18 Romeo Santos April 8 Kevin Hart April 20 Bon Jovi April 21 Pink 1 Philips Dr., next to CNN Center. 404/878-3000.


March 3 Ladysmith Black Mambazo March 5 Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Metro-Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble Awards

March 21 Feed Your Senses March 24 Capitol Steps April 3 Percussion Ensemble April 13-15 “A Little Night Music” April 17 Wind Orchestra and Concert Band

April 18 Brenda Nicole Moorer April 19 Symphonic Wind Ensemble Symphonic Wind Ensemble

April 20 René Marie & GSU Jazz Band April 21 Ethan Bortnick April 28 Larry Harlow & The Latin Legends Band May 16 Che Marshall June 20 Alex Gordon 80 Forsyth Street NW. 404/413-9TIX.


March 28-April 22 “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” recycled ocean trash becomes Ariel’s grotto. May 31-Aug. 26 “Peter Pan,” swashbuckling pirate adventures. Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills.

770/463-1110. serenbeplayhouse. com.


March 15-18 “Gomela / To Return,” celebrates beauty, resilience and expression through spoken word, African dance and music. April 26-May 13 “Curious Human Encounters,” experience human stories of culture, politics, ritual, love, food and family from all corners of Atlanta. 1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-7647.

SHAKY BEATS MUSIC FESTIVAL May 10 Concert at Central Park in

Atlanta features Kygo, Marshmello, Zedd, Excision, Dillon Francis, Ludacris, Seven Lions, Louis The Child, Playboi Carti, San Holo, Borgore, Kayzo, G Jones, TroyBoi, heRobust, Tokimonsta, Whethan, Quinn XCII and Shiba San.

SHEN YUN PERFORMING ARTS April 4-8 Take an enchanting journey

through 5,000 years of Chinese culture in an epic production of dance and music at the Cobb Energy Centre, with

Joan Marcus

March 10 Liberian Entertainment

shows at 7:30 PM Wed.-Sat., 2 PM Thurs. & Sat., 1 PM Sun. 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. cobbenergycentre.

com. 800/745-3000.


April 17-22 Hilarious musical set in the 1590s about two brothers trying to write their own hit play when “rock star” Shakespeare ruled the stage. 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atl.


March 23-April 15 “Mass Appeal.” When a seminary student is placed under the wing of an elder priest, both realize they have something to teach the other about their priestly duties. May 18-June 10 “Living on Love.” Sparks fly, silverware is thrown and romance blossoms unexpectedly in a hilarious romantic comedy. Shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sun. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.



March 2 “Where It All Goes Down,” play about women in the workplace.

March 3 Kentucky Head Hunters March 19 “The Wizard of Oz,” school production by West Side Elementary. March 24 Georgia Players Guild: Music of Huey Lewis and Hall & Oates March 25 “King of Kings,” silent film May 19 Georgia Players Guild: Music of Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood May 20 “Wings,” silent film May 26-27 “Gospel Healed My Heart,” a story of a family reconnecting through gospel music. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770/293-0080.


April 6-7 International percussion sensation appeals to audiences of all ages with an explosive show fueled by an eight-member troupe that uses everything from matchboxes and brooms to garbage cans and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat. at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atl.


May 13, June 10 Outdoor concerts at Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion, 2nd Sunday of the month through Sept. Doors open at 6:30 PM, concerts at 7:30 PM. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.

Symphony on the Square

May 4 Concert at the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta.

SYNCHRONICITY THEATRE March 2-4 “Fancy Nancy The Musical!”

April 13-May 6 “Ripe Frenzy,” a devastated community seeks forgiveness, love and healing in the wake of unspeakable tragedy. 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 5 PM Sun. April 25 Women in the Arts Luncheon. June 1-24 “The Taming.” A trio of passionately-divided women might be revolutionary geniuses in this modern farce. 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 5 PM Sun. One Peachtree Pointe Complex, 1545 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/484-8636.

“Hamilton” – May 22June 10 at Fox Theatre May 31-June 24 “110 in the Shade.” Everything changes for spinster-to-be Lizzie, when a charismatic rainmaker sweeps into their tiny, dusty town. Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atl. 678/528-1500.


Through March 11 “King Hedley II.” An ex-con desperately tries to make a new life for himself in a haunting tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. *Ages 16+. Southwest Arts Center Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atl. 877/725-8849. 404/532-



March 2-3 Railroad Earth March 7 Bonobo March 8 George Winston March 9 Bianca Del Rio March 15 Women of Soul Concert March 16 Fab Four: Beatles Tribute March 30 Yacht Rock Revue April 6 Andy Grammer April 7 Dweezil Zappa April 16 Christopher Cross 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atl. 404/5247354.


April 17 Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band May 19 Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers July 7 Foreigner, Whitesnake, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta.


Through March 18 “Perfect Arrangement.” Two gay couples living in a façade of domestic bliss in the 1950s face exposure. *Mature content.




Sip & Stash Finolhu Maldives in Baa Atoll embraces chic retro luxury.

Island Paradise

From the hypnotic blue hues of the Maldives to the magical enchantment of Madagascar, Stefan Loiperdinger’s new coffeetable book, Indian Ocean, offers a spellbinding look at some of the most unusual islands and luxe accommodations in this exotically-diverse realm, with 480 pages of pictures that are sure to spark vacation envy – or some serious travel plans. Wine and dine in the world’s largest all-glass underwater restaurant at Hurawalhi as remarkable sea creatures swim by the surrounding coral reef. Watch the dolphins play from a villa built over a lagoon, and then waterslide straight into the sea. Globetrotting with a big group? Book a whole island, a la Leonardo di Caprio, Kate Moss and the Beckhams. The regions and their islands are as varied as the resorts. The Seychelles is famous for its granite rocks, while the spice island of Zanzibar prides itself on snow-white beaches and an old town straight out of the Middle Ages. The incredible unspoiled mountain and plant world of La Réunion is just as it was thousands of years ago.

5The innovative Hydaway water bottle is collapsible, portable and reusable. Made from flexible, BPA-free, foodgrade silicone (that’s dishwasher safe), the empty bottle folds down to just over an inch, so it can be easily tucked away. Solo Travel Pack, $29.95.

Creature Comforts 5From a day at the beach to a night under the stars, the lightweight Rumpl Puffy Blanket packs a mighty punch, with a durable nylon shell that’s water and dirt resistant and a synthetic insulation that provides optimal warmth – indoors or out. $99-$199.

In the Bag Alphone Island is the perfect spot for fishing and diving on the outer Seychelles. 106

5The sumptuous leather Bayside Duffel from Solo New York’s Roadster Collection exudes work-to-weekend versatility with a roomy interior, pockets and back panel that slides over a luggage handle. $299.99.

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by Vivian Holley

Colorado’s Broadmoor Celebrates a Century

The Broadmoor


t’s a surefire “wow” moment, rolling up to the Broadmoor. And that’s just the first glimpse of the property’s 5,000 Colorado Springs acres etched across a backdrop of mountain majesties. Richly blessed with the scenic splendor of the American West, the Broadmoor, in one iteration or another, has occupied this Rockies-sheltered territory for a hundred years. Launched as a stylish resort in 1918, its center is an assortment of red-roofed structures around a pristine lake. This year, the place is rocking a really big birthday party with monthly events themed to the likes of golf and gardening, cooking and Western art. When it comes to stunning landscapes and upscale amenities, not to mention an impressive array of Forbes Five Star awards, grand dame Broadmoor has much in common with its grand dame sister, Georgia’s Sea Island, similarly observing a significant anniversary – its 80th – in 2018. A happy pairing since 2016 of historic, independent properties under one ownership, the two iconic beauties serve up prime options for vacationers: Western mountains or Southern coast. Along with the Broadmoor’s present-day luxuries comes a palpable vibe of the Old West, most notably in the resort’s extensive, evocative art collection. Compelling paintings like Frederic Remington’s Return of a Blackfoot War Party and A Cold Morning on the Range. Thomas Hart Benton’s The Sheepherder. Thomas Eakins’s Cowboys in the Badlands. There’s a mystique here, a frontier spirit, that would make John Wayne feel right at home – among outdoor activities ranging from falconry and fly fishing to archery and tomahawk throwing. Odds are, after a dusty day on the celluloid trail, a weary cowboy would have also welcomed a few of the contemporary pleasures. Kicking back in a sumptuous suite or cottage, say, with a soak and massage at the spa. Piling up a plate at the epic Sunday buffet, and picking among three championship golf courses. Southern Seasons Magazine


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Not surprisingly, the Broadmoor is connected to a range of nearby treasures. Possibly the most popular is the circa-1891 Cog Railway that you can ride to the summit of Pikes Peak, where, in 1893, visiting Massachusetts teacher and poet Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to pen the lyrics to “America the Beautiful.� Another favorite is Seven Falls, reached by hiking a trail or hopping a shuttle. A series of sparkling cascades over canyon walls, the attraction comes complete with zip lines and the new 1848 restaurant. Think Rocky Mountain trout, especially the version dubbed Cast Iron Classic. But the hands-down winner when it comes to scenic rewards has to be aptly-named Cloud Camp, one of the recently debuted retreats dubbed Broadmoor Wilderness Experiences. (Others are the Fly Fishing Camp and The Ranch at Emerald Valley.)

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Perched 3,000 feet above the resort (9,300 feet above sea level) on Cheyenne Mountain, the climb to Cloud Camp is accomplished via mule or Escalade, your choice. You’ll journey past the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, and travel smack through the middle of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, where a platoon of giraffes peers at you over roadside fences. Once on the mountaintop, you’ll settle into a charmingly rustic cabin and pull up to the chef ’s specialties at a long communal table in the grand lodge. The spacious gathering space is framed by massive stone fireplaces and decorated with its own rich collection of Western art and Native American artifacts. Outdoor pleasures lean toward mule riding, serious hiking, and stargazing from a handy hot tub, but it’s hard to top hypnotically lingering over morning coffee and sunset libations on sky-high decks that gaze out toward Pikes Peak to the north and Rockies to the west.

Boots and jeans are the costume of choice for Cloud Camp and a number of adventures, but make a packing note that a dress code applies for the resort’s 10 restaurants plus 10 cafes and bars. In particular, Penrose Room is the place to gussy up for a romantic evening of fine dining. Chef de cuisine Maxwell Robbins, recently arrived from The French Laundry of Napa Valley fame, marries roasted chicken with Madeira sausage for a chicken dish that may just be the tastiest on the planet. The fine dining restaurant (there’s that Five Star award again) is christened after founder Spencer Penrose, a businessman and adventurous entrepreneur. It was his singular vision of an elegant but easygoing hotel, combining impeccable service with plenty of Western mojo, that made the Broadmoor…well, the Broadmoor. Doubtless, Penrose would be pleased with how it all turned out. Information:; (855) 634-7711. Southern Seasons Magazine


6Commemorating the 100th birthday of late designer Ettore Sottsass, the limited edition Twergi bowl by Alessi is crafted from lime wood with a bright red painted base, bringing history and beauty to the kitchen table. $320.

3Inspired by the rooftop water tanks that populate the New York skyline, Alessi’s miniature work of architecture was designed as a sugar canister but can be used to hold just about anything. $210.

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5Chinese Southern Belle’s Georgia-grown, Asianinspired cooking sauces feature three award-winning flavors: My Sweet Hottie, a mild sweet chili sauce with peaches, ginger and honey; You Saucy Thing, a soy ginger sauce with Vidalia sweet onions; and Wild Wild East, an Asian BBQ and teriyaki glaze with sesame, pineapple and molasses. Each “recipe-in-abottle” is made with fresh, natural ingredients. $35, trio. 114

5Perfect for spicing up roasted spring vegetables and salad dressings, French Picnic Sea Salt is a tangy combination of Dijon mustard, garlic and herbes de Provence, made by Atlanta-based artisan dry goods company Beautiful Briny Sea. $8. 3A sweet collaboration between two Atlanta companies, the “Commuter” chocolate bar is a heavenly concoction of single-origin Traffic coffee, organic coconut milk, cacao and organic cane sugar, sold exclusively at East Pole Coffee Co. at Armour Yards and Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate at Krog Street Market. $10.,


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Donetto’s blend of Southern ingredients and Italian influences is a winning combination by jennifer bradley franklin • photography by MIA YAKEL AND HEIDI GELDHAUSER

Any way you slice it, Atlanta’s a tough restaurant market. Worthy restaurants fall off the fickle public’s radar and disappear to make way for the next buzzed-about eatery. It’s a town where the boldest flavors often prevail. Indigo Road Restaurant Group’s newest Atlanta restaurant, Donetto in the Stockyards development on Brady Avenue is, at first glance, another of these industrial-styled spaces with big, bold dishes, boozy cocktails and hip vibes. It may be all of those things, but as I discovered on a recent visit, it’s so much more. 116


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3A painting depicting the original Donetto, the largest Chianina bull in history, hangs over the sumptuous camel-colored leather banquettes in the main dining room.

hef Mike Perez, beloved to the Atlanta market already thanks to his time at the helm of the group’s Colletta in Alpharetta, is a master of crafting menus that build in a sort of chooseyour-own-adventure way. Far from one-note, he’s created a menu of dishes that rise and fall at a pace that feels like a virtuoso performance. He’s the Puccini of the kitchen, crafting soaring arias of flavor and calmer bites to allow his patrons to catch their breath and appreciate his artistry. For my recent meal, I allowed Jon Murray, the restaurant’s general manager, to conduct, leading me through the curated but full menu of antipasti, pasta, risottos and proteins. We began with the cocktail list, punctuated with cheekily named drinks like Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder and A Midsummer Night’s Dram. I chose The Smokey Cocchi, a blend of Banhez mezcal, Cocchi Rosa, Aperol, pineapple and hellfire bitters, chilled with a fist-sized ice cube. It was complex and refreshing. There’s plenty to tempt anyone choosing not to imbibe as well, with house-made sodas including rosemary limonata, cinnamon and grapefruit soda, and a raspberry cordial with lemon, mint and ginger. Once dishes were chosen by Murray, they began appearing at a rapid-fire pace. First came the tender burrata, firm on the outside and lusciously creamy on the inside, topped with marigold118

hued smoked trout roe, and surrounded by thin ribbons of crisp zucchini, radish and grilled focaccia. The octopus was a favorite, one foot-long arm incredibly meaty and tender. It came served on a bed of tarragon aioli, toothsome white beans, mixed tomatoes, tender-crisp fingerling potatoes and torn basil. Our server, Jesse, gave us a clue into the perfect texture: Perez sous vides the octopus first, cooks it low and slow in a water bath, before finishing it in a pan for the perfect combination of tender and crisp. It’s genius and among my favorite preparations of octopus I’ve had anywhere in the world. The final antipasti was what I like to call “kale salad even kalehaters will love.” My husband was proof-positive. While I can’t get Will to eat kale at home (unless I cleverly hide it so that it’s practically undetectable among other ingredients), he happily ate Donetto’s elegant version. Fluffy kale, void of the tough spines usually present, was tossed in a creamy-tart parmesan vinaigrette, with paper-thin radish, turnips and carrots, topped with nutty sunflower seeds and croutons and a custard-like six-minute egg. For the combined secondi and primi, we feasted on campanelle nero, handmade by Perez’s expert pasta team, each ruffled piece of pasta infused with black-as-night squid ink. Tossed with shrimp, pork fennel sausage, and crunchy garlic bread crumbs and finished with briny, creamy uni (sea urchin) emulsion, it was, in a word, exquisite. We also indulged in a perfectly creamy al dente risotto,

4A celebration of Italy’s Tuscan region, Donetto’s menu is comprised of meat-centric dishes, house-made pastas and small plates for sharing.

cooked with braised short ribs, wild mushrooms and a sprinkle of piquant Pecorino Romano. The centerpiece of this course was the hanger steak. Perez cooked it to a textbook-perfect medium-rare and served it sliced in its own jus, onion ash aioli, with braised cipollini onions, king trumpet mushrooms and grilled okra – the smoky, meaty flavors of all the components marrying into a masterpiece. Since the restaurant is named for the largest Chianina bull recorded in history, weighing in at nearly 4,000 pounds, this dish could easily be emblematic of the Italian-influenced Southern fare drawing a full-house nearly every night. After a meal this good, I often feel I could skip dessert, but I’m so grateful Murray had other plans, since his sweet choice is one I continue to crave. Feather-light, perfectly golden ricotta fritters came tossed in coarse vanilla bean sugar and served alongside raspberry jam and complexly sweet dulce de leche. If angels made donuts, I bet this is what they’d come up with. There are incredibly bold flavors, but Perez shows a certain restraint and refinement. Dining here is like listening to a great musical work: there are big crescendos of flavor and delicate, lilting moments as well.


Visit Donetto at 976 Brady Ave. NW, ATLANTA. 404/445-6867. Southern Seasons Magazine


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Dining Guide AMERICAN

ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE 2355 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/254-0219. 4300 Paces Ferry Road,Vinings, 770/384-0012. 11030 Medlock Bridge Road, Atl, 770/232-1572. 4745 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770/408-0110. Southerninspired breakfast, brunch and lunch with seasonal selections and cocktails. } ARIA 490 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Atl. 404/2337673. Sleek Buckhead hot spot serves creative “slow food” with daily changing menus. Signature dishes include Niman Ranch Slow Roasted Pork and Zinfandel Braised Beef Short Rib. p }}} ★★★ ATLAS 88 W. Paces Ferry Road NW @ St. Regis Atlanta, 404/600-6471. Evolving menu of curated cocktails and inspired small plates crafted by hands. p }}} BACCHANALIA 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., Atl. 404/365-0410. Light and creative plates with a seasonal menu that relies on organic ingredients for a fresh and unique experience. p h }}} ★★★★ 120

BETTER HALF 349 14th St. NW, Bldg. C, Atl., 404/695-4547. Seasonal menu reflects the best products the South has to offer in a casually refined spot. p }}

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

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

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

BUCKHEAD DINER 3073 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/262-3336. Atlanta icon offers inventive menu, from sweet and spicy Thai chili calamari to veal and wild mushroom meatloaf, in an upscale, retro atmosphere. Call-ahead priority accepted. } ★★★ CANOE 4199 Paces Ferry Dr., Vinings. 770/4322663. Culinary expertise and natural aesthetics come together for a rich, flavorful experience, with a seasonal menu and inviting interior. p }} ★★★ CAPITAL GRILLE-ATLANTA 255 E. Paces

5CHURCH 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/4003669. Eclectic dishes, from smoked Pekin duck and lamb burger to Frogmore stew, served in a neoVictorian setting, with a 200-bottle wine list and specialty cocktails. p }} FLIP BURGER BOUTIQUE 1587 Howell Mill Road, Atl., 404/343-1609. Signature black angus blend beef burgers top the menu of creative dishes, plus craft beer and cocktails, served in a contemporary space. } GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/264-0253. Hand-crafted beer and fresh food served in a fun setting. p }

GRACE 17.20 5155 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 320, Peachtree Corners. 678/421-1720. Creative, seasonally driven menu presented in a comfortable, stylish atmosphere with gracious service. p }} ★★

Buckhead Diner

HAVEN RESTAURANT AND BAR 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-0700. Upscale neighborhood eatery set in a modern loft space, with a fresh seasonal menu of creative comfort food and an impressive wine list. p }} ★★★ HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN 1551 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/968-2288. 804 Town Blvd., Brookhaven. 404/464-8971. Communitydriven establishment features refined tavern fare with Southern flair, friendly service and a toprated collection of bourbon and whiskey. p } HOLEMAN & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/948-1175. British-style gastropub with a Southern accent features savvy cocktails and a meaty menu, with a relaxing vibe. p } HOUSTON’S 2166 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/351-2442. 3321 Lenox Road, Atl., 404/2377534. 3539 Northside Pkwy., Atl., 404/262-7130. Diverse menu of fresh American fare, from hickory-grilled burgers to tender, meaty ribs, served in a comfortable atmosphere. } ★ JCT. KITCHEN & BAR 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/355-2252. Dine on refined Southern comfort food, from fried chicken and angry mussels to deviled eggs with country ham, in a casual upscale setting, with an upstairs bar serving up small plates, select entrées and craft cocktails. p } JOEY D’S OAKROOM 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., Atl. 770/512-7063. Upscale steakhouse features choice-aged charbroiled steaks, signature sandwiches, salads, pastas, chicken and fish, plus over 400 brands of spirits. p }} ★★ JP ATLANTA 230 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. 404/523-4004. The latest creation of John C. Portman Jr. combines refined cuisine and contemporary elegance, with innovative dishes made with fresh local ingredients. p h }}} LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR 659 Peachtree St. NE @ Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atl. 866/ 845-7551. Fresh American cuisine in a classy setting. p }} LOCAL THREE 3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atl. 404/968-2700. Farm-fresh seasonal fare, from

Sautéed Atlantic Salmon with citrus vegetable quinoa and an orange emulsion

Georgia Mountain Trout to Springer Mountain Farm Chicken Pot Pie, served in a comfy space. p }

food and wine served in a renovated urban warehouse space. p } ★★

MILTON’S CUISINE & COCKTAILS 800 Mayfield Road, Milton. 770/817-0161. Feast on Southern specialties, from sweet potato and shrimp fritters to fried chicken and pork loin, in the charming setting of a restored farmhouse and 1930s cottage. p }}

PARK 75 75 14th St. NE @ Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. 404/253-3840. Seasonal and regional favorites, from crispy lobster with shittake sticky rice and Asian vegetables to barbecue “Kobe” shortrib with smoked Gouda grits, in an elegant setting. p }} ★★★

MOLLY B’S 1414 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atl. 470/341-4500. Southern-style chophouse in Mercedes-Benz Stadium features a rotating menu (prime-rib to buttermilk fried chicken wings) and a curated beverage menu with an outstanding view of the field. }}

PUBLIK DRAFT HOUSE 654 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/885-7505. Great gastropub cuisine served in a fun place. p }

MURPHY’S 997 Virginia Ave., Atl. 404/8720904. A long-standing hub of neighborhood camaraderie with upscale comfort food, gracious service, a cozy setting and excellent value. p } ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN 559 Dutch Valley Road, Atl. 404/892-4111. Inventive atmosphere,

RATHBUN’S 112 Krog St., Atl. 404/524-8280. New American food served with Southern flair in a swanky space at the Stove Works in Inman Park. p }} ★★★★

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Spring Sip & Savor

march 15-18 at Callaway

Callaway Resort & Gardens is launching its inaugural Sip & Savor Spring event with a splash. The four-day food fest kicks off March 15 with the “Academy Awards of the culinary world” – the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner. Top chefs and winemakers will unite to prepare a six-course extravaganza, with a superstar roster that includes Hugo Ortega, David Bancroft, Erik Niel and Kenny Gilbert, with Callaway’s Kevin Davis serving as host chef. Additional events will be held as follows: March 16 Bloom Master Class Series: Butterflies & Brews, 11 AM-12:30 PM at Day Butterfly Center; French Cooking with Herbs and Edible Flowers with Jennifer Booker, 1-2:30 PM at Discovery Center; Biscuits 101 & Bourbon with Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart, 3-4:30 PM at Discovery Center. March 16 Sip & Savor, 7-9 PM at Ski Pavilion on Robin Lake Beach, with beer, wine, spirits, gourmet bites and music. March 17 Waffle House Showdown, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM at Cooking Demo Pavilion. March 17 Tastings Under the Big Top, 1-4 PM at FSU High Flying Circus Tent, with music, food and beverages. March 18 Longleaf Brunch, 12:30-3:30 PM.

RESTAURANT EUGENE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/355-0321. Enjoy a fine dining experience with chef Linton Hopkins’ seasonal classic cuisine paired with boutique wine, graciously served in a sophisticated spot in the Aramore Building. p }}}

SOUTHERN ART 3315 Peachtree Road NE @ InterContinental Buckhead. 404/946-9070. Modern Southern-spun cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere, with an artisan ham bar, vintage pie table, and sophisticated bar and lounge. p }}

REVIVAL 129 Church St., Decatur. 470/226-6770. Kevin Gillespie’s family-style dining experience with traditional Southern-inspired dishes and farmfresh ingredients in a homey atmosphere, uniquely located in a restored space that dates back to the early 1900s. p }}

SUN DIAL RESTAURANT 210 Peachtree St. NW @ The Westin Peachtree Plaza. 404/589-7506. Offers a 360-degree dining experience, 723 feet above the city, with contemporary cuisine and live jazz. p }}}

ROSE + RYE 87 15th St. NE, Atl. 404/500-5980. Refined American fare with a global reach, served in Midtown’s iconic mansion, “The Castle,” with three levels of dining and drinking space, run by an all-female team. p }} SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN 11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770/569-9199. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl., 770/804-8880. 3050 Windy Hill Road SE, Atl., 770/955-0940. 3379 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/869-9177. City chic yet casual atmosphere featuring contemporary American cuisine with global influences. p }} SALT FACTORY 952 Canton St., Roswell, 770/998-4850. 102 S. Main St., Alpharetta, 770/752-1888. Neighborhood gastropub with exceptional food and drink served in a comfy setting, from soups, salads and appetizers to specialty burgers, pizza, pasta, fish and beef. } ★★★ SALTYARD 1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/382-8088. Diverse selection of seasonal dishes offered in family-style small plates, plus signature cocktails and craft beer in spirited setting. p } SEASONS 52 90 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, 770/671-0052. Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/846-1552. A seasonally changing menu of fresh food grilled over open wood fires and a by-the-glass wine list in a casually sophisticated setting with live piano music in the wine bar. p }} SEED KITCHEN & BAR 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 504, Marietta. 678/214-6888. Modern playful approach to American cuisine with a seasonal menu and stylish casual atmosphere. p }} SOUTH CITY KITCHEN 1144 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl., 404/873-7358. 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. SE, Vinings, 770/435-0700. 3350 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/815-6677. The Old South meets the big city, with delicious contemporary Southern cuisine. p }} ★★★


TAP 1180 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/347-2220. Gastropub with innovative comfort food, extensive draft beer and barrel wine selections, and convivial setting. p } TERRACE BISTRO 176 Peachtree St. NW @ The Ellis Hotel. 678/651-2770. Flavorful farmto-table dishes served in a casual chic setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. p }} ellishotel. com/dining. THE FEDERAL 1050 Crescent Ave., Atl. 404/343-3857. A bistro inspired by French cuisine and the traditional American steakhouse, with a curated menu of signature dishes in an intimate setting. p }} THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/939-9845. Gastropub offers a fresh, modern take on traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients in a gorgeous top floor space in the Buckhead Atlanta Shops development. p h }} THREE SHEETS 6017 Sandy Springs Cir., Atl. 404/303-8423. A refreshing escape with craft cocktails, boutique liquors and a distinguished wine list, plus specialty small plates and musical entertainment. } ★★★ TWO URBAN LICKS 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atl. 404/522-4622. Fiery cooking with woodroasted meats and fish, plus a touch of New Orleans and barbecue, in a chic warehouse, with live blues music. p }} VILLAGE TAVERN 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta. 770/777-6490. Fresh fish, pastas, salads, chicken, steaks and chops in an upscale, casual setting. p }} WATERSHED ON PEACHTREE 1820

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Peachtree Road, NW, Atl. 404/809-3561. Local, seasonal, soulful dishes inspired by Southern tradition – from fried pimento cheese sandwich to bone-in ribeye with black truffle gravy – served in a farmhouse-chic setting. p }} YEAH! BURGER 1168 Howell Mill Road, Ste. E, 404/496-4393. 1017 N. Highland Ave., Va.Highland, 404/437-7845. Organic, eco-friendly restaurant offers customizable burgers in a fastcasual format. } 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 }}

friendly service. } HONG KONG STAR 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 110, Marietta. 770/509-2129. Exciting dishes with Asian flair, from Broccolini Beef to Tandoori Shrimp, with great service in an inviting setting. } P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO 7925 N. Point Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770/992-3070. 500 Ashwood Pkwy., Atl., 770/352-0500. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford, 678/546-9005. 1624 Cumberland Mall, Ste. LS108, Atl., 770/803-5800. Enjoy diced chicken wrapped in lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wok-fried scallops with lemon sauce in a stylish space. p }}


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

MCKINNON’S LOUISIANE RESTAURANT 3209 Maple Dr., Atl. 404/237-1313. Louisiana seafood dishes reflect the refined cooking of Creole New Orleans as well as the highly seasoned dishes of Cajun bayou, with an elegant dining room and casual grill and bar. p }}




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

BISTRO NIKO 3344 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/261-6456. Regional comfort French cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Specialties include white

Gulf shrimp, sautéed short smoked mountain trout and Maine cod. p }} buckheadrestaurants. com. ★★★★ LA PETITE MAISON 6510 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404/303-6600. French bistro offers everything from filet mignon to grilled salmon in a charming setting with plush seating, dim lighting and soft music. } ★★ LE BILBOQUET 3035 Peachtree Road, Ste. A180, Atl. 404/869-9944. Bistro and bar pairs simple, classic French fare with a vibrant atmosphere, bringing a slice of Parisian café culture to the neighborhood. p }}} NIKOLAI’S ROOF 255 Courtland St., Atl. 404/221-6362. Superb cuisine, impeccable service and award-winning wine list, with skyline views from the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta. p }}} ★★★


KYMA 3085 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/262-0702. Dramatic décor and inventive cuisine, including wood-grilled octopus, oven-roasted lemon chicken, slow-braised lamb shank, and spinach and feta spanakopita. p h }} buckheadrestaurants. com. ★★★★

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an impressive wine list, with attentive service in an inviting space. p }} DONETTO 976 Brady Ave., Atl. 404/445-6867. A celebration of Italy’s Tuscan region with a creative menu of traditional meat dishes, housemade pastas and small plates for sharing. p }} DØUBLE ZERØ NAPOLETANA 5825 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/991-3666. Southern Italian featuring the cuisine of the Campania region of Italy, as well as Neapolitan pizza. p }} FLOATAWAY CAFE 1123 Zonolite Road, Ste. 15, Atl. 404/892-1414. Fresh seasonal cuisine is created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences. p }}

SWEET TREAT For those who could never resist licking the bowl, edible cookie dough is available by the scoop (and the bite) at Batter Cookie Dough Counter at Ponce City Market. Indulge in the gooey goodness of chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle and more – with a sprinkling of sweets to top it off. Channeling the creamy fresh cookie dough of her childhood, owner Julie Abes mixes her batter from all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or eggs. The dessert shop also offers baked cookies and beverages.


ANTICA POSTA 519 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-7112. Tuscan cuisine served in a cozy bungalow with an extensive wine list. p }} BARAONDA RISTORANTE & BAR 710 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/879-9962. Authentic Italian, from homemade pastas and pizzas to grilled dishes, served in a charming setting, with an expansive wine list. p }} CIBO E BEVE 4969 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/2508988. Celebrates the vibrant food, wine and culture of Italy, with the best seasonal produce from local growers. p }} DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Phipps Plaza, 500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/844-4810. Simple regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, from aged steaks to unique pasta creations, accompanied by 124

IL GIALLO OSTERIA & BAR 5920 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/709-2148. Constantly evolving menu represents Italy’s Coastal regions, from fresh hand-made pastas to cured meats, cheeses and olive oils, served in an inviting atmosphere. p }} IL LOCALINO 467 N. Highland Ave., Atl. 404/222-0650. Italian favorites served up in a fun setting, with eclectic decor and warm hospitality. p }} ★★★★ LA GROTTA 2637 Peachtree Road NE, Atl, 404/231-1368. 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 770/395-9925. Enjoy a three-course dinner in an intimate place overlooking a beautiful garden. p h }} ★★★★ LA TAVOLA 992 Virginia Ave. NE, Atl. 404/8735430. Cozy, authentic Italian trattoria serves classics like spaghetti and meatballs and more adventurous dishes. p }} MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 3368 Peachtree Road, Atl., 404/816-9650. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 770/804-3313. Delicious madefrom-scratch food served family-style in a nostalgic setting reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy. p } MEDICI 2450 Galleria Pkwy. @ Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. 770/953-4500. Savor timeless Tuscan dishes, from herb-rubbed prime meats and handcrafted pastas to fresh seafood, in a warm environment of casual sophistication, with 90+ wines from around the world. p }} NO. 246 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 678/399-8246. Savor ricotta agnolotti, Ramano pizza, charred octopus and other specialties in a 100-seat space with an open kitchen, backyard deck and welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. }

PORTOFINO 3199 Paces Ferry Place, Atl. 404/231-1136. Neighborhood bistro offers simple pastas and innovative appetizers and entrees with an attentive staff and colorful dining room with vaulted ceilings and captivating artwork. p }} PRICCI 500 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/237-2941. Casual, classy dining with a creative menu of contemporary Italian dishes, from wood-fired pizza and tortelli pasta to beef short rib ravioli and roasted Mediterranean sea bass, in a stylish setting with friendly service. p h }} ★★★★ SOTTO SOTTO 313 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atl. 404/523-6678. Italian dishes, from Carnaroli rice risotto to a whole roasted fish, served in a cozy setting in a revived brick storefront. p }} ST. CECILIA 3455 Peachtree Road NE @ Buckhead’s Pinnacle Building. 404 /554-9995. Divine coastal European food in a sumptuous setting, with small plates, seasonal entrées and handmade pasta dishes. p }} SUGO 10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth. 770/817-8000. Unique family-style dishes, from Mediterranean mussels to Greek pizza, served with gracious hospitality. p } ★★★ VALENZA 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-3233. Cozy, upscale Italian eatery in Brookhaven with a classic menu of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees. p }}


MO MO YA 3861 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/2613777. Sushi, sashimi and tempura served in a traditional dining room with hibachi cooking at the table. The outdoor courtyard features meticulous Japanese gardens. } NAKATO 1776 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atl. 404/873-6582. Gracious servers dressed in kimonos pamper diners with delicious authentic Japanese cuisine in an aura of the grandeur of traditional Japan. p }} ★★★★ SUSHI-HUKU 6300 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atl. 770/956-9559. Fresh, authentic sushi that’s creatively presented and highly praised, with attentive service, intimate seating and relaxed atmosphere. } UMI 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/841-0040. Modern Japanese flavors in a sophisticated setting. Chef Fuyuhiko Ito’s menu showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets. Beverages

include craft sake, handmade cocktails and artisan roasted coffee. p }}


ECCO 40 7th St., Atl. 404/347-9555. A bold approach to seasonal European cuisine, from paninis, pastas and pizza to fig-glazed lamb loin, served in a warm, welcoming setting, with awardwinning Old World and New World wine lists and hand-crafted cocktails. p }} ★★★


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


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


PARISH: FOODS & GOODS 240 North Highland Ave., Atl. 404/681-4434. New Orleansinspired, bi-level restaurant and market in the beautifully restored 1890s Atlanta Pipe and Foundry Company terminal building. p }


RUMI’S KITCHEN 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. }


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 }} ★★★★

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In The Kitchen n CAKE, I LOVE YOU: Decadent, Delectable, and Do-able Recipes, Jill O’Connor (Chronicle Books)

Master baker Jill O’Connor celebrates the art of the cake in a no-butter-spared tribute to the classic indulgence, with over 50 divine recipes including Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Layer Cake, Hummingbird Morning Cake and Raspberry-Hazelnut Financier. Organized by flavor profile (banana, coconut, chocolate, caramel, spice, fruit) and level of difficulty, each chapter presents a sweet range of choices, from easy sheet cakes to showstoppers layered with frosting and ganache. Helpful tips and techniques are provided throughout the book with beautiful photos. n THE DINNER PLAN: SIMPLE WEEKNIGHT RECIPES AND STRATEGIES FOR EVERY SCHEDULE, KATHY BRENNAN AND CAROLINE CAMPION (ABRAMS)

Between juggling work, family activities, mismatched schedules and often bare refrigerators, weeknight cooking can be a challenge. The Dinner Plan offers five meal strategies to get food on the table: MakeAhead, Staggered, One-Dish, Extra-Fast and Pantry. From main dishes to sides and salads, the 135 recipes provide plenty of practical (and crowd-pleasing) options, including Shrimp Scampi, Mexican Skillet Lasagna, Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas and Foolproof Carbonara. Food editors and home cooks Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion, also co-authors of the awardwinning cookbook Keepers, have rounded out their new dinner guide with great tips and a bonus section on healthy snacks. n Bring It! Tried & True Recipes for Potluck and Casual Entertaining, Ali Rosen (Running Press)

A go-to source for neighborhood potlucks, picnics in the park, or dinner party-worthy dishes, Bring It! combines simple prep with big taste to make gathering around a shared table a cinch. Drawing on chef and restaurant secrets (from her South Carolina roots to her New York City roost), Ali Rosen presents dozens of recipes that are perfect for carrying to any occasion, from Pimento Cheese and Crab Dip to Snap Pea Salad with Parmesan and Bacon, Pistachio and Anchovy Pasta, Short Ribs with Quick Pickled Shallots, and S’mores Bars. Each comes with a “How to Bring It” note with make-ahead, reheating and transport instructions. The flavorful dishes are all designed for maximum impact – minus the long cook times and special ingredients. Southern Seasons Magazine


RAY’S IN THE CITY 240 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/524-9224. Enjoy a selection of the freshest seafood, made-to-order sushi and hand-cut steaks, in a casual yet elegant setting. p }} RAY’S ON THE RIVER 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Atl. 770/955-1187. Fresh seafood and fine cut steaks, an award-winning wine list and a romantic view of the Chattahoochee assure a delightful dining experience. p h }} raysrestaurants. com. ★★★ The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill 3279 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/474-9508. 1105 Canton St., Roswell. 770/993-5749. Neighborhood beach house with coastal-inspired fare and hand-crafted cocktails. p }} THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM 1100 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/475-2277. Feast on fresh seafood, flown in daily, in a setting as sleek as a 1930s ocean liner, with exceptional service. p }}}


Create unique craft cocktails with Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich Rosé, launching this spring from the 246-year-old French Champagne house. The new offerings are designed to be served over ice and mixed with fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs for a refreshing twist. Try grapefruit rind, peppers, basil, roasted pineapple, ginger and cucumber. Rich, $60; Rich Rosé, $65.

ATLANTIC SEAFOOD COMPANY 2345 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/640-0488. Fresh seafood flown in daily, with an award-winning menu of signature dishes, sashimi and sushi rolls, plus artisanal bourbon, infused liquors and wine. p }}} C&S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 3300 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-0999. Fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar and classic prime steaks in an elegant setting, with classic cocktails. p }} LURE 1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl. 404/817-3650. Contemporary fish house with a sophisticated casual vibe serves fresh seafood delivered daily, from salty fried calamari to steamed mussels, plus handcrafted cocktails. p }}

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


CAPE DUTCH 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atl. 404/343-0313. Sophisticated South African “braai” grilled dishes, from prime grilled steaks to seafood and vegetables, plus global wines in a chic setting. p }} 10 DEGREES SOUTH 4183 Roswell Road NE, Atl. 404/705-8870. A cultural fusion of South African-inspired cuisine, from calamari and lamb chops to sosaties and chicken curry, served in a modern eatery and lounge. p }} Yebo Beach/Ski Haus 111 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atl. 404/869-1992. South African dishes and cocktails served in a renovated house with airy decor. p }}


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


COOKS & SOLDIERS 691 14th St. NW, Atl. 404/996-2623. Enjoy pintxos and wood-grilled

meats and seafood inspired by the Basque region, as well as a wine, cider and cocktail program, in a vibrant, contemporary space. p }}


AG 181 Peachtree St. NE @ The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, 404/221-6550. Modern steakhouse experience inspired by Southern hospitality with updated menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, refreshed interiors and a new cocktail program. p }}} BONE’S 3130 Piedmont Road NE, Atl. 404/2372663. Award-winning menu features prime steaks, Maine lobster, lamb chops and fresh seafood complemented by an extensive wine cellar and discerning service. p }}} bonesrestaurant. com. ★★★★ CABERNET STEAKHOUSE 5575 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770/777-5955. Reminiscent of the classic steakhouses of New York, with a large open dining room, plush seating and exposed kitchen. Signature dishes include Chilean Sea Bass and Rock Salt Ribeye for two. p h }}} ★★★ CHOPS/LOBSTER BAR 70 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-2675. Prime steak and seafood, including filet mignon, batter-fried lobster tail and lump crab cake, are served on the upper level Chops steakhouse and lower-level Lobster Bar at this Atlanta icon known for its exceptional food, service and warm ambiance. p h }}} ★★★★ HAL’S 30 Old Ivy Road, Atl. 404/261-0025. Award-winning steak prepared over an open flame grill, plus fresh seafood, pasta, veal, lamb and fish, served in an expansive bistro-style venue with charming white tablecloth setting. p }} hals. net. ★★★ KEVIN RATHBUN STEAK 154 Krog St., Ste. 200, Atl. 404/524-5600. Enjoy USDA prime steaks, a mixture of Italian, Creole and Asian items, and fish, soups, salads and sashimi, plus an impressive wine list, at one of the best steakhouses in the country. p }} ★★★★ MARCEL 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/6654555. A first-rate steakhouse and bar named after French fighter Marcel Cerdan. Specialties include Beef Wellington, Porterhouse, Cote de Boeuf and Sole Meuniere, served in an elegant, luxurious setting. p }}} MCKENDRICK’S STEAK HOUSE 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/512-8888. Feast on fabulous appetizers, enormous steaks,

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Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry on May 3

Event chairs Pano Karatassos and George McKerrow Jr. are hoping to top last year’s epic $795,000 raised for the No Kid Hungry campaign.

tender chops and succulent seafood in a clubby setting with oak walls and leather seats. p }} ★★★★ MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Atl., 404/577-4366. Generous portions of USDA prime-aged steaks, fresh seafood, hand-picked produce and elegant desserts served in an upscale environment with tuxedo-clad waiters. p }}} NEW YORK PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/846-0644. Powerhouse, old-school steak joint with lively bar and USDA prime-only menu, plus live music nightly and courtyard dining. p h }}} ★★★

Prepare your taste buds for the city’s most anticipated culinary event of the year. Featuring more restaurants, more chefs and more surprises, Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry will celebrate its 30th anniversary on May 3 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. All proceeds support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. More than 1,500 guests are expected to attend, sampling signature fare and spirits from over 75 of the city’s premier restaurants while enjoying live and silent auctions, wine tastings and entertainment. $250 for Grand Tasting; $10,000 for Platinum Experience.

à la carte meat and seafood favorites to pair with a variety of creative side dishes, as well as a raw bar and 100+ wines by the glass. p h }}} ★★★ RAY’S AT KILLER CREEK 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/649-0064. Enjoy a coastal-inspired casual dining experience at this award-winning steakhouse that serves prime steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines,with an extensive Bourbon list and full-service bar and lounge. p h }}}

OAK STEAKHOUSE 950 Third St., Alpharetta. 678/722-8333. Steakhouse classics, contemporary small plates and entrees made with farm-fresh ingredients, served in a modern environment. p }}}

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770/777-1500. 267 Marietta St. @ Embassy Suites Centennial Park, 404/223-6500. 3285 Peachtree Road NE @ Embassy Suites Buckhead, 404/365-0660. Revered by steak connoisseurs for its USDA prime, aged Midwestern corn-fed beef, Northwestern salmon and live Maine lobster, with premium wines and cocktails. p }} ★★

101 STEAK 3621 Vinings Slope SE, Atl. 770/8058855. Innovative, chef-driven steakhouse features

STONEY RIVER 10524 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 678/461-7900. 5800 State Bridge Road,

Duluth, 770/476-0102. 2860 Cumberland Mall, 678/305-9229. Upscale steakhouse specializes in hand-cut steaks, from center-cut filets to classic NY strip, plus fresh seafood selections served in a sophisticated atmosphere by professional servers. p }} ★★★ THE PALM ATLANTA 3391 Peachtree Road NE @ Westin Buckhead Hotel. 404/814-1955. Prime cuts of beef and jumbo lobsters are served in a casual setting, with a caricature gallery of famous faces. p }}} ★★★


NAN THAI FINE DINING 1350 Spring St. NW, Atl. 404/870-9933. Rich, tasty Thai and Thai fusion dishes with an artistic flair, reminiscent of the grand style of the ’40s and ’50s. p h }}} ★★ RICE THAI CUISINE 1104 Canton St., Roswell. 770/640-0788. Brings the delicious, savory flavors of Thailand to the neighborhood with authentic, street-style food. p }

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