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RESTORING BEAUTY Dermatologist Dr. Harold Brody reveals the least invasive antiaging options of the 21st century.


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the pursuit of a BEAUTIFUL LIFE


n a rare and enlightening interview with Buckhead dermatologist Dr. Harold Brody, we are thrilled to share the most effective anti-aging options of the 21st century. Patients now have the option to address their appearance in relatively quick and easy office visits, pursuing injectable solutions to resolve a wide range of “issues” before they consider the more dramatic alternatives of plastic surgery. After we guide you through your personal beautification, let’s talk about options for a beautiful home! Does living in the South mean you either live in a Buckhead mansion or a cookiecutter subdivision? Not necessarily! For the well-heeled home buyers who want to explore their options, we present two dramatically contrasting residential offerings for your consideration. Berkshire Hathaway has previewed its exciting new division called City Haus, representing the most stunning and incomparable high-rise development in Atlanta’s history! Opus Place and its 53-story residential tower called No2 Opus Place has redefined urban glamour once and for all! With breathtaking views from every floor-to-ceiling window and modern architecture perfectly appointed, these Midtown residences are certainly pricey and yet appear to be destined to sell out before the construction is even completed by the target date of 2020. If the flip side of rural countryside living is more to your liking, just an hour from Atlanta is a rare and historic plantation

built in 1785 by George Washington Adair. Nearly crumbling from age and neglect, the property was acquired by Kerry and Sue Hix, among our country’s leading experts in antique home restoration, who spent the past 22 years restoring it to its 19th century authentic grandeur. The crown jewel of the former Cherokee Nation, Rockdale Plantation is now offered for sale. And what would Southern life be like without a dog? Yes, we Southerners and hopefully all of humanity treasure our pets – home just wouldn’t be home without Fido or Fluffy meeting us at the door every day! For the past several decades, Georgia has been in a crisis for its out-ofcontrol overpopulation of dogs and cats. Today there are numerous organizations moving heaven and earth to solve this and other humane challenges – chief among them being the Atlanta Humane Society. At this year’s Bow Wow Brunch (which raised over $400,000), the AHS honored Cindy Voyles with its prestigious Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine award for her amazing generosity and commitment to finding every dog and cat a safe and loving home. Our summer issue is resplendent with fascinating features from our amazing contributing editors, who enlighten our savvy readers with their expertise in everything from ecology and psychology to dining, style and travel – including my lifelong friend, mentor and the ultimate philosopher of beauty, Dr. Ronald Goldstein.

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Fabulous cover of Leslie! She was so surprised and thrilled to see her cover at the Wings of Mercy Ball. Thank you for making me and Mercy Care look good again in Leslie’s story. Of course, our party champion, Tony Conway, was a star as well. Pano had donated a big dinner at Kyma for the live auction, so all your features were at my party – Carol Abreu, too. The issue is amazing. You do such an important job for the philanthropic community and I so appreciate you! SALLY DORSEY

WOW! The cover feature on Leslie McLeod is amazing. Jennifer Franklin did a good job writing the article, and it really pulled at my heartstrings. The magazine is on my coffee table and there to stay. Leslie, thank you for including me in this. It was truly an honor. I’m sure Hugh would be so proud of you and the dancer you’ve transformed into – blown away, I might imagine. I’m so happy to have met you and Melbin. Alex Rowan, photographer

The Wings of Mercy Ball for Mercy Care was a great event honoring our dear friend, “The Dancing Queen” Leslie McLeod! Great timing and a perfect story! Thank you! JANE DEAN

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N eedle Hate the Knife? You’re not alone!

The world of cosmetic dermatologic procedures is continually evolving, introducing new, safe, FDA-approved and highly effective NON-SURGICAL treatments to enhance, improve and correct our appearance – the timeless pursuit of a beautiful face and svelte torso! With over seven million “cosmetic” treatments performed by dermatologists in this country in 2016, more and more women (and men) are opting for non-invasive alternatives to plastic surgery. Their mindset is to pursue a regimen of beauty and anti-aging rather than endure the trauma of plastic surgery. by eileen gordon


he most important news in the world of cosmetic medical treatments is the advancements made in each of the most popular procedures making them less traumatic and more effective as the techniques and science have evolved over the years. The procedures that Atlanta dermatologist Dr. Harold Brody describes in this feature are the safest, most effective versions of these treatments since they were first introduced – some of them over three decades ago! About 75% of Dr. Brody’s highly successful Buckhead practice focuses on the face, neck and chest, treating and correcting the combination of aging and sun damage (most patients have both) which include: pigmentations, wrinkles, scarring and pre-cancers. Body contouring is also a substantial segment of the practice as the advent of tumescent liposuction has reduced the discomfort and downtime formerly associated with this procedure. 20

Dr. Brody’s mission is to treat his patients to address their individual issues but always with the same goal in mind. “All of these procedures can restore some measure of a youthful appearance,” Dr. Brody said. “However, the art of doing procedures properly in combination means that the net result will be appealing to the eye. Too many patients have had procedures that place their appearance out of balance. Good cosmetic dermatology and surgery dictate limitation of any procedure for the patient to be appealing. “Most patients come to me requesting a particular treatment that they have heard about and believe will correct their issues,” he said. “It is my job to both listen to and educate them, often suggesting that there is a combination of these treatments that will give them the optimal desired result. I help the patient to decide what it is that will give them personal gratification and by choosing the ideal procedures for each patient.”

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THE TOP 7 TREATMENTS FOR RECLAIMING A YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE NEUROMODULATORS (including Botox™, the most well-known brand name for botulinum toxin): In 2016 alone, 1.7 million patients had neuromodulators, which are injectable wrinkle-relaxers that temporarily smooth fine lines on the face. Beginning in the 1990s, many people flocked to get Botox injections to address the “11” lines between their eyebrows and the popularity of this treatment took off. It relaxes the underlying muscles thereby diminishing the appearance of these unwanted expression lines. Today it remains a tool in the anti-aging arsenal because it can be used in both the lower face, neck and chest as well as the upper face. In addition to Botox, Dr. Brody uses other neuromodulators including Dysport™ and Xeomin™ routinely.

SOFT TISSUE FILLERS: Less expensive than Botox because of their longevity, today’s fillers are mostly comprised of hyaluronic acid. These fillers are used for the removal of lines that are caused by aging, gravity and movement. These are injectables that temporarily level wrinkled skin, plump lips and raise depressed scars. Facial fillers became very popular in the 1980s with many women pursuing “collagen injections.” The problem is that the apparent results didn’t last very long – perhaps less than three months. Unlike collagen injections, hyaluronic acid actually encourages the body’s own collagen production which can last from 12 to 24 months! Hyaluronic acid is considered the new building block and is used in pan facial and hand volumizing.

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Calcium-based products can be used as well. Dr. Brody has the greatest degree of success in appropriate patients by combining facial fillers (which decrease wrinkles) in concert with Botox, which relaxes the underlying muscles that cause the wrinkles to begin with. The cost depends on the number of injections required to address the wrinkles or creases for an individual patient. The cost of both can run between $200 to $3,000. RESURFACING (the new chemical peel): Like so many of the treatments that were first developed decades ago, the chemical peel has gone from a more painful and traumatic endeavor to a much kinder, gentler and highly effective treatment for resurfacing the skin, eliminating moderate and severe wrinkles and reducing the appearance of scars. Today’s chemical peel requires a recovery period of only seven to 10 days. Cost can vary from $800 to $6,000 for full face. Fractional ablative resurfacing has a place as well but is not as cost-effective as chemical peeling.

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Patients frequently come to Dr. Brody requesting a particular treatment. He often suggests a combination of treatments to optimize their desired results, which is to diminish the appearance of aging. Southern Seasons Magazine


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If anti-aging is your goal, then don’t forget your hands, where aging can be as apparent as facial aging. kybella

HAND REJUVENATION: If anti-aging is your goal, then don’t forget about your hands! The combination of fillers and chemical or laser resurfacing can restore a youthful appearance to the hands to match the youthful appearance of the face. Depending on the degree of aging of a patient’s hands, the cost of these procedures in any combination ranges from less than $600 per hand to less than $2,000 for both. LASERS (light and energy-based procedures): These devices treat a variety of skin conditions including facial redness, excess hair, age spots, sun damage, scars and birthmarks. In many cases, patients will benefit more from peeling in concert with these devices. KYBELLA™ FOR THE NECK: Kybella is an injectable treatment designed to reduce small volumes of fat by chemically dissolving it. It is ideal for patients under 55 years old who have under-chin fat or a double chin. Dr. Brody stresses that this is not to be used to correct obesity. For larger areas of fat, liposuction is far more effective. BODY CONTOURING (tumescent liposuction): LIPOSUCTION THEN AND NOW: If you had liposuction back in the late 1980s, you were probably put to sleep and after waking found yourself black and blue, very sore, and in compression garments for a few weeks at least! The instrument or “cannula” used to vacuum out the unwanted fat was about 3/4” thick and it caused heavy bruising. Even if you were thrilled with the elimination of fat from a particular area, you may have noticed that over the subsequent years you began to accumulate fat in other areas of your body – not a good surprise:)


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Over three decades of dramatic improvements have been made in the science, technique, effectiveness and overall experience. Very simply, tumescent liposuction begins with the physician injecting the target areas of fat with local anesthesia that moistens and somewhat prepares the fat cells for easier removal without any need for general anesthesia. The cannula, a fraction of the size it was before, is then used to remove the fat deposits with minimal blood loss and resulting bruising. It is beautifully effective, relatively painless and requires practically no down time. You can return to work the next day. While most of these procedures have to do with the face and neck, the popularity of body contouring has skyrocketed – first with the advent of liposuction in the 1990s, and now “fat freezing” as the newest treatment being highly promoted. It freezes the fat cells in targeted areas that are then “washed away” by the body. It often requires several treatments to achieve the desired result. However, Dr. Brody explains that you may achieve better and certainly quicker results from today’s tumescent liposuction, which accomplishes optimal results in one single appointment.

Today’s tumescent liposuction is the gold standard in reducing stubborn fat from a particular area of the body, which for most patients is their midsection.

Dr. Harold Brody is a past president of the International Peeling Society (IPS), an organization at that is dedicated to educating physicians and the public about correct peeling techniques to benefit their patients. Dr. Brody is also a past president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), which is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of your skin. ASDS members are pioneers in the field. Many are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular treatments to revitalize skin and fill and diminish wrinkles to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the devices that remove blemishes, hair and fat, and tighten skin. Dermatologic surgeons also are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease. For more information, visit

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uxury living is soaring to new heights in Midtown. The epic Opus Place Atlanta mixed-use development, going up at 14th and Peachtree streets, will feature the tallest residential building in town. Called No2 Opus Place, the posh 53-story condominium tower will bring a striking addition to the skyline with unsurpassed views of the city and offer an extraordinary array of lavish amenities to rival the finest resorts. Beautifully designed by Perkins + Will with opulent

interiors by Alexandra Champalimaud, No2 Opus Place will house 200-plus condos, with prices starting at $700,000. The $12 million penthouse boasts two levels and over 5,000 square feet, with panoramic vistas from the 52nd floor. With a master plan by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier (known in Atlanta for his design of the High Museum of Art), Opus Place is being built as a world-class development, as well as a lifestyle destination. All of the pieces will come together to create a symphonic whole – an Opus – that is greater than the sum of the parts. Southern Seasons Magazine


The project will also include a cultural and commercial pavilion by Meier. And its close proximity to the Woodruff Arts Center – home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre and the High Museum – adds to the artistic offerings. With the world’s increased focus on wellness and sustainability, No2 Opus Place is registered and seeking LEED Gold and WELL certifications. These certifications are a commitment to sustainable development and the well-being of future residents. Louise Sunshine and Paul Sunshine of LMS Consulting, LLC are leading the marketing for Opus Place. “Richard and the other team members are creating what Atlanta has been craving over the past decade – a place where the luxury consumer can live, work, and play amongst inspired planning, art and innovative architecture,” Louise Sunshine said. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties’ City Haus Condo Division is handling the sales and marketing for No2 Opus Place. City Haus is led by Lori Lane and Kerman Haynes. “Midtown has become Atlanta’s most vibrant neighborhood and finally it has residences to match the lifestyle,” Dan Forsman said. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall, with a projected 2020 completion date. Kerman Haynes, Vice President; Lori Lane, Senior Vice President; and Dan Forsman, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.


“Opus Place will transform the heart of Midtown, and No2 will be an iconic addition to Atlanta’s skyline,” Dan Forsman said. “This highly anticipated high-rise will embrace a lifestyle that will elevate luxury to an unparalleled level in the city. With its close proximity to entertainment, the finest cuisines and a world of culture, we are confident that No2 Opus Place will present an exciting new option to buyers.”

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Humane Heroine T

he Atlanta Humane Society chose Cindy Voyles as this year’s recipient of the Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine award. The award, first given by AHS to Anne Cox Chambers in 2015, honors women in Atlanta who continue to step up when animals are in need here at home in Atlanta and across the Southeast. Cindy is dedicated to caring for animals throughout the community and has been involved in animal welfare causes for over 15 years. As a long-time supporter of AHS and a former board member, she has been an instrumental part of events such as the No Ball and served as chair of the Haute Hounds and Couture Cats Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show. Cindy is well known in Atlanta as someone who practices what she preaches. On her daily walks, she often carries a leash with her because she frequently sees stray or lost animals. She takes the 32

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animals to her vet, checks their microchip and then helps find them a loving home. Shocked by the number of animals she has found, she discussed it with her vet, who responded, “Cindy, they seem to find you.” “It makes me feel good to help animals who are in need. They can’t help themselves, they need us,” Cindy said. “At the end of the day, I’m all about helping the pets. That’s all I want to do.” A native of Atlanta who has always lived in Georgia, Cindy resides in Vinings with her husband Bill and four adorable pets – Daisy Mae, Lilly Rose, Ruby Rose and a stray cat who found a happy home with the Voyles named Chilly. “Cindy has made a tremendous impact on the animals here in our state of Georgia and across the Southeast,” said Cal Morgan, AHS president/CEO. “Her passion for animal welfare and her dedication to those animals who need her the most is tremendous.”


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nimal lovers gathered for a delightful “Afternoon in Paris” at the Atlanta Humane Society’s 2nd annual Bow Wow Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. With nearly 400 guests in attendance, the benefit raised over $400,000 to support the animals of the Southeast. Cindy Voyles was presented with the coveted Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine award for her commitment and devotion to the cause of animal welfare. VCA Animal Hospitals received the Corporate Hero award in recognition of its outstanding corporate partnership with AHS and thousands of adopters. Natalie de Guardiola was named “Top Dog,” leading this year’s pack of AHS Heroes in raising more than $10,000 to support the organization’s lifesaving work. Part of the uniqueness of the event is its family friendliness, as much of the day’s program included activities planned around the children and grandchildren of AHS major donors to reach the next generation of supporters. Among the auction items up for grabs were a cover spot on AHS’ pet calendar and a puppy party with AHS adoptable pups. This year’s gala was chaired by Katherine Tolliday with committee members Chelsea Dennis, Allie Fennell, Lisa Fuller, Jennifer Healey, Laurie Mallis, Cindy Pickman, Karen Spiegel and Alex Wilson. 34

Top left: Jennifer Healey and Katherine Tolliday. Above: Kat de Guardiola, Jennifer Healey and Natalie de Guardiola. Above right: Kay Quigley and Cindy Voyles, recipient of the Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine award. Right: Lisa Brown, Atlanta Humane Society Director of Development Courtney Bugler, Atlanta Humane Society President and CEO Cal Morgan, Kay Quigley and Cindy Voyles. OPPOSITE PAGE Top left: Cal Morgan and Cindy Voyles. Left: Cindy Pickman and Katherine Tolliday. photography by kim link Southern Seasons Magazine


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Should we believe climate scientists? The answer is

Before-and-after images of coral bleaching event, from Chasing Coral documentary.

The new Trump administration has ushered in a sea change in domestic and foreign policy from the previous Obama administration. Most concerning for me is the aggressive stance taken by the administration on federal involvement in curtailing climate change.

My father, Ted Turner, as well as other family members and I have dedicated our lives to protecting and restoring the systems upon which all life depends. We have done this through Turner Foundation grants, personal stewardship, educating and private and commercial partnerships. Currently, our family’s company, Turner Enterprises, is partnered with Southern Company on renewable photo by Dominic Chavez GRAPHIC © Inktear/ energy projects in five states. Georgia has the fastest growing solar industry THE in the country with approximately POWER 300 companies helping to grow our IS economy. Our mayor, Kasim Reed, YOURS and his talented team are deeply committed to turning Atlanta into a top-tier city in sustainability. Countless people and organizations have fought and worked for environmental health and to combat climate change right here in our backyard. Climate change is not a “hoax,” it is literally the struggle to maintain the natural systems that support our lives. President Trump has made it clear he intends to roll back the Clean Power Plan, and his first budget proposal aims to eliminate major climate programs as part of a 31% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget. His appointment of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA is particularly alarming. As Oklahoma’s former attorney general he sued the EPA multiple times, and described himself as a “leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda.” I think Gene Karpinski, League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) 36

president, said it best when he described the situation as “Scott Pruitt running the EPA is like the fox guarding the hen house.” Adding to this difficult climate is the massive amount of misinformation being generated. I can’t blame citizens who don’t know what to make of the issue in the current age of “fake news.” The truth is approximately 97% of climate scientists are in consensus the earth is warming, it’s man-made, primarily from burning fossil fuels, and we need to take action now. They disagree on the specifics of what’s contributing to what and when, but it is understood that climate change is a clear and present danger. But why is this consensus important, and why should we trust the science when the vast majority of us can neither confirm nor deny the findings ourselves? Science is not the result of one person but the accumulation of many scientists, working, proving and disproving their conclusions to their peers. Historically, scientific consensus has rarely proven false. Naomi Oreskes, a professor of the History of Science and an affiliated professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, gave an excellent TED talk on why consensus matters, and why we as non-scientists should believe them. As she states, it is not an appeal to authority, but the knowledge that consensus is predicated on the compounding of many scientists’ work over time. On Feb. 16, the Harvard Global Health Institute, American Public Health Association, the Climate Reality Project and our family foundation among others came together to host the Climate and Health Meeting after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) cancelled their Summit at the last minute. Former President Jimmy Carter agreed to host the event at the Carter Center. The event brought together leading experts, including scientists, public health officials and health care providers, to share knowledge and work to find and implement solutions. Among the topics featured at the

before the flood

Leonardo DiCaprio while filming Before the Flood.

conference were the many reports concerning the abrupt changes in climate and weather caused by the excess heat in our atmosphere (full presentation available at People are being affected around the world, and most often they are the poorest and most susceptible, including the elderly, outdoor workers and children. Disease vectors like Zika and malaria are spreading, as well as the inability to grow food, and the evaporation of fresh water supplies. It’s easy for those of us who live in a climatecontrolled world – according to the EPA, Americans spend on average 90% of their time indoors – but there are many people the world over who have to deal with physical hardships as a result of climate change, often as matters of life and death. One of the presenters at the event was Dr. George Luber, Associate Director for Climate Change at the CDC. He is also a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Fifth Assessment Report. Dr. Luber is a powerhouse for understanding climate change and its impact on human health. He joined Matt Damon on National Geographic’s Years of Living Dangerously episode “Mercury Rising,” available to stream free on National Geographic, to discuss the impact heat waves are having and their insidious effect on public health. Leonardo DiCaprio’s beautifully produced and compelling film Before the Flood, also available to stream from National Geographic, gives poignant insight into those affected in the developing world. But lest you think this is not a problem here at home, consider the sharp increase in “sunny day” flooding affecting the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. One has only to heed the warning of Miami and the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on recurrent flooding and sea-level rise. In his first term as mayor, Mayor Levine paddled his kayak down a main street during a “sunny day” flood to highlight the severity of the problem. The truth is the effects of climate change can be felt everywhere. In addition to these resources, I’m happy to say the Sundance Film Festival focused on climate films for the first time, incorporating multiple films, VR experiences and documentaries. The festival opened with Al Gore’s new film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, to much enthusiasm. Paramount’s theatrical release of this

Years of Living Dangerously

Climate Reality Project

Former Vice President Al Gore delivering the opening keynote at the Climate and Health Meeting at the Carter Center in Atlanta.

Dr. George Luber and Alex Hall, UCLA professor and atmospheric scientist, with Matt Damon while filming Years of Living Dangerously.

powerful documentary film is set for July! Best Documentary was awarded to Chasing Coral, directed and produced by Jeff Orlowski, who also made Emmy Award-winning Chasing Ice. He used timelapse technology to show how healthy coral became wasteland in the Great Barrier Reef. According to the film, 90% of the excess heat that has been produced by our activities and released into our atmosphere is stored in our oceans. In one year alone, 2016, nearly a quarter of the Great Barrier Reef died. Coral reefs are critical epicenters for our food resources, and although world-renowned Jacques Cousteau warned us over two decades ago, we are now watching the consequences play out. We need to take climate science very seriously. Our children and grandchildren will hold us accountable and ask if we did everything in our power. There is hope, good things are happening, and we can do more and more in our individual lives. We can strive to create zero waste zones in our homes, businesses, schools and houses of worship by practicing the four Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Refuse. By refusing one-use plastics, conserving food, energy and water, and implementing new technologies, we help protect our life support system and save money too! Stay in contact with your representatives at all levels of government, national, state and local. You can check LCV’s scorecard ( on current legislative issues regarding climate and how your representative voted. I hope these resources provide you with a way to cut through the clutter, and that you will make a difference by sharing them with your colleagues, friends and family. Southern Seasons Magazine



St. Regis Atlanta earns gold status Kudos to The St. Regis Atlanta, a Gold Badge winner in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hotels rankings. Among the top 10% of all ranked luxury hotels in the nation, the property placed #4 in Best Georgia Hotels, as well as #2 in Best Atlanta Hotels. More than 3,000 luxury properties across the United States, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico were ranked by a comprehensive methodology centered on three components: reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.

Epic art depicts life in Midtown Artist Schin Loong was given ample space to illustrate life in Midtown Atlanta. Her 600-foot work, comprised of 153 panels, stretches almost as long as two football fields. The art was commissioned by Opus Place to mark the construction site for a residential tower. Passersby have been delighted by her whimsical depictions of breezy peach trees, singing birds, musicians, bicyclers and strolling friends. “There was a specific look and feel I wanted to capture in the drawings – classy and elegant with a playful feel,” Loong said.

Baseball legend Hank Aaron, with sculptor Ross Rossin, at the unveiling of his statue at SunTrust Park.


Braves tribute to Hank Aaron A jubilant crowd gathered at SunTrust Park this spring for the Atlanta Braves’ official unveiling of the Hank Aaron sculpture – alongside the home run king himself. Part of “An Evening with Hank Aaron,” the exclusive benefit honored the baseball legend, raised funds for his Chasing the Dream Foundation (which endows college scholarships for deserving youth), and marked the opening of the Hank Aaron Terrace. Celebrating a historic moment in baseball, the bronze statue – sculpted by world-renowned Atlanta-based artist Ross Rossin – depicts Aaron’s record-breaking 715th home run on April 8, 1974, at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. It stands an impressive 9 feet tall and tips the scales at 7 tons. The sculpture is the centerpiece of Monument Garden, located on the Lower Level concourse behind home plate.

Buckhead Coalition: Leadership in Action Three new members for 2017 Although the national average for membership retention by nonprofits is only 80%, the Buckhead Coalition is proud to have had only three non-renewals. With this number representing the lowest loss of affiliation in its 29-year history, the group is understandably pleased with its recognition of achievement. As a membership-by-invitation group, with a complement limited to 100 (with annual dues of $9,000 each), it restricts its enrollment to heads of firms having a major impact on the Buckhead community’s economic health. Its mission is to nurture the quality of life of those who live, visit, work, and play in its 28-square-mile boundary. The new directors enrolled are W. Harrison Coleman Jr., partner in the law firm of Coleman Talley LLP; Tony Conway, CEO of Legendary HARRISON COLEMAN Events LLC; and David R. Coxon, president/CEO of Georgia Primary Bank. Other membership adjustments include Heath W. Campbell, substituted for Dontá Wilson heading Branch Banking & Trust Company here, and Jenni Bonura substituted for Dan Parmer heading Harry Norman Realtors here, with Wilson promoted to Chief Client Experience Officer in WinstonSalem, and Parmer named chairman emeritus; plus Barry Hundley, an TONY CONWAY ex officio member as president this year of the affiliated Buckhead Business Association. Added to this list is Randolph J. Koporc, reinstated on his return to Georgia as regional president of Fifth Third Bank. Sam Massell, founding president of the Coalition, thanked members for their overwhelming vote of confidence. “There is no better way to show approval of our agenda than with your regular renewal year DAVID COXON after year,” he said. While the Coalition does not appeal to the public for any money, it does manage the Better Community Political Action Committee with voluntary funds, and will be materially involved in this year’s City of Atlanta nonpartisan elections of Mayor, City Council, and Board of Education, which has already attracted almost a dozen candidates for the top position. Emphasizing the importance of this exercise, Massell urges every audience to “get informed and get involved.”

Maurice “Moon” Landrieu and sam massell in new orleans.

Business & pleasure in the Big Easy The Hon. Maurice “Moon” Landrieu of Louisiana recently hosted Sam Massell of Georgia in a renewal of their decades-old political relations. Landrieu was mayor of New Orleans during the time Massell was mayor of Atlanta in the early ’70s. Accompanied by his bride Sandra Gordy (related to the Marcello family there, and a cousin of President Jimmy Carter’s mother), Massell arranged lunch with Moon and his wife at the worldfamous Galatoire’s, followed by a tour of the French Quarter led by daughter Judge Madeleine Landrieu (just appointed Dean of the Law School at Loyola University). Moon and Sam posed for a picture on a Mississippi River Levee dedicated as the “Moon Walk,” aligned with St. Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square. The plaque in front is engraved with a portion of Mayor Landrieu’s inaugural address as follows: “Let us be guided then by a sense of justice. Let us build a system of just laws and demand adherence to those laws. Let us create a city of equal opportunity for all with all sharing in both the responsibilities and benefits. Let us create a city where neither the choice of religion nor the accident of color is an obstacle to opportunity and advancement.” Landrieu has also served as a judge and as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under President Carter. Another Landrieu daughter, Mary, served as a U.S. senator, and son Mitch is the present mayor of New Orleans. “The Landrieus own this part of Louisiana,” Massell said, “and Louisiana is better off as a result.” Southern Seasons Magazine




Nothing ever happens to Edsel Bronfman, who lives in a seedy neighborhood and works as a shipping clerk. But all that changes when he gets a call that he’s won a free weekend at a beachfront condo in Destin, Fla. The only catch? The giveaway is for a couple. With 79 days to find a companion, the confirmed bachelor springs into action in a poignant tale about the possibilities of life, penned by N.C. author Daniel Wallace.

n GULLY DIRT, robert coram (five bridges press)


aising a pig named Bertha, running track in a bathing suit and duct tape, discovering secret members of the KKK. Robert Coram learned many a life’s lessons as a rough-edged boy growing up in the “nowhere little town” of Edison in rural southwest Georgia. Despite the hardships he faced in a farming community rife with racial and sexual prejudice, his memoir is filled with humor, plucky tales of an underdog, and the resilient spirit of an individual who refuses to be defined by his circumstances. Now a distinguished journalist and accomplished writer (with seven books and four military biographies to his name), Coram resides in Atlanta with his wife.



n a feline rendition of the Old West, where cats ride dogs like horses, Elvis is a suave cardplaying Catanova who’s deadeye with both pistol and rifle. Along with his trusty sidekick, he’s off to settle a score with an old enemy – a crusty mobster who has catnapped the son of an admired captain of industry. Saddle up for adventure in this imaginative tale penned and published by Atlanta author Romey Connell, whose book was inspired by his beloved 17-year-old barn cat Elvis and loyal dog Daisy, both of whom have ridden off into the sunset. A lawyer by trade, Connell grew up on a horse farm near Baltimore and moved to Georgia after law school. His wife, Gretchen Connell, illustrated the book.

AJC DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL – SEPT 1-3 Drawing over 90,000 attendees each Labor Day weekend, the AJC Decatur Book Festival hosts hundreds of national and local authors, from bestsellers to emerging writers, in all genres. Presented Sept. 1-3 in the historic downtown Decatur square, the event features book signings, author readings, panel discussions, poetry slams (for adults and youth), writing workshops and more. Festival-goers can also enjoy a Book Market & Street Fair with 150 booths, food and beer vendors, live music, cooking demonstrations, an interactive children’s area and an opening day parade.



Dr. Bonny Blankenship had been plotting a fresh start when a tragic mistake in the ER shatters her plans. She flees to Water’s End, the seaside town where she and her friend Lainey spent blissful summers camped out in the local bookshop. With her troubled teen in tow, Bonny is soon reunited with Lainey and bookshop owner Mimi, as long-buried secrets resurface in a riveting story by Patti Callahan Henry. n the night the lights went out, karen white (berkley hardcover)

Scandalously divorced, Merilee moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple to start over. She’s swept into the elite ranks of the town’s wealthy school moms, charmed by tennis whites and shiny SUVs. But within the gated mansions of her newfound friends, dangerous deceptions lurk deep beneath the surface.

Inspiring Stories n A Surgeon in the Village, Tony Bartelme (Beacon Press)

Tony Bartelme, a veteran reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., spent four years researching and writing his latest book (including many trips to Tanzania) to tell the amazing story of neurosurgeon Dilan Ellegala. A Surgeon in the Village: An American Doctor Teaches Brain Surgery in Africa chronicles Dr. Ellegala’s quest to change the health care of one of the poorest places on the planet. While on sabbatical at a remote missionary hospital in Haydom, Tanzania, in 2006, he was shocked to discover that the country of 43 million had only three neurosurgeons. It was part of the world’s public health crisis: 17 million people die every year – more than malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined – because they don’t have access to safe, affordable surgery. In an effort to truly help, Dr. Ellegala went beyond the traditional medical mission of treating patients, instead taking a “teach-a-man-to fish” approach. He taught his surgical skills to a Tanzanian who became a doctor. This man, in turn, trained another. Dr. Ellegala’s train-forward philosophy solidified as the NGO Madaktari, a group that sends hundreds of doctors around the world to serve as mentors, creating a sustainable new model for global health. n SCRAPPY, BRANDI TEMPLE (ST. MARTIN’S PRESS)

In a real life rags-to-riches tale, full-time mom Brandi Temple turned a simple sewing hobby into a multi-milliondollar apparel business by doing one thing: being scrappy. Her “How-IDid-It” book – Scrappy: Use Everything You Have, Trust Yourself, and Press the Reset Button for Success, the Lolly Wolly Doodle Way – is part personal narrative, part business guide, and all Southern grit. When her husband lost his job, she started selling custom handmade children’s outfits on the Internet. Today, she runs Lolly Wolly Doodle, one of the largest online retailers of family clothing, headquartered in her hometown of Lexington, N.C.


ALAN ALDA COMING TO ATLANTA JUNE 27 Acclaimed actor and bestselling author Alan Alda will be in town June 27, as part of a Page from the Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. Alda will present his new book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating – a guide to communicating better based on his experience in acting, improv, science and storytelling. The author event will take place at 7:30 PM at the MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, with a Q&A and book signing following the program. With his trademark humor and frankness, Alda teaches readers to improve the way they relate to others, explaining what makes his out-of-the-box techniques so effective. Known for his Emmy Awardwinning role on the TV series M*A*S*H, Alda has earned international recognition as an actor, writer and director. Tickets are $37 ($33 MJCCA Member) and include one copy of the book. 678/8124002. Southern Seasons Magazine


gallery VIEWS

Giò Ponti exhibit on view June 10-Sept. 17 at the Ga. Museum of Art in Athens Above: Giò Ponti (Italian, 1891-1979), desk, ca. 1950-52; made by Giordano Chiesa; walnut, walnut veneer and brass; 27 5/8 x 17 1/2 x 37 3/8 inches; courtesy of Casati Gallery, Chicago. Right: Display cabinet, model 2140, 1951; made by Singer & Sons; Italian walnut, lacquered wood and brass; 79 x 81 x 18 inches; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


Left: Giò Ponti and Paolo De Poli (Italian, 1905-1996), Horse, ca. 1956; enameled copper and silver; 8 x 16 x 4 inches; courtesy of Casati Gallery. Right: Giò Ponti, Scrolled chair from the Contini Bonacossi residence, Florence, 1931; made by Mario Quarti; Italian walnut and leather; 35 3/8 x 19 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches; Ronald S. Lauder Collection.

idely recognized as the father of modern Italian design, Giò Ponti created important works of architecture (including the first skyscraper in Italy), furniture, decorative art and industrial products during his remarkably prolific career of nearly 60 years. The Georgia Museum of Art will present over 50 of his outstanding pieces at “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the Twentieth-Century Aesthetics of Design,” on view June 10-Sept. 17. Ponti actively supported Italian traditions of craftsmanship, promoting the artistic design of industrial products and helping the country modernize its manufacturing processes. He was a talented artist and original thinker who sought to create objects that balanced equilibrium, harmony, clarity and beauty. He participated in international design exhibitions and served as the editor of and frequent contributor to the magazines Domus and Stile. Through these venues, he promoted new concepts of modern living and improved public taste through examples of his own work and that of his contemporaries in Europe and the United States. 42

Andy Warhol exhibit on view June 11-Sept. 3 at the High Museum of Art


Above: Andy Warhol (American, 1923-1987), Moonwalk (II. 405), edition 150/160, 1987, screenprint, 37 7/8 x 37 7/8 inches. Right (from top): Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn), (II.23), AP edition C/Z, 1967, screenprint, 36 x 36 inches. Muhammad Ali (II. 182), edition 43/150, 1978, screenprint, 40 x 30 inches. Campbell’s Soup I: Tomato (II.46), AP edition E/Z, 1968, screenprint, 35 x 23 inches. Courtesy of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society, New York.

xplore the eye-popping work and eccentric world of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century at the High Museum this summer. “Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundations,” opening June 11, features over 250 Warhol prints and ephemera, including early hand-colored illustrations and books, important screenprint portfolios, record album covers and the “Flash” portfolio memorializing the death of John F. Kennedy. The sweeping retrospective, spanning four decades, is the largest exhibition of its kind ever presented. “Artists, including Andy Warhol, push the envelope and force us to deal with the issues of the time,” said Jordan D. Schnitzer. “I think this Warhol exhibition will knock people’s socks off, with themes that are still relevant today.” Organized chronologically, the exhibit takes visitors on a journey through the era’s most powerful and enduring images – from portraits of Marilyn Monroe to depictions of the Birmingham, Ala. civil rights protests. Warhol’s prints speak to the American values of the prosperous post-war consumer culture and foreshadow society’s preoccupation with celebrity, fashion, politics, sensationalism and scandal. Southern Seasons Magazine


by gail o’neill


On view this summer at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta From fairy tales about the empowering magic of Cinderella’s glass slipper to advertising campaigns engineered to make mere mortals believe we too can bend it like Beckham if we wear the right soccer cleats – it seems human beings are pre-wired to believe in the transformative power of footwear. “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain,” an exhibition at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film on view through Aug. 13, will examine these concepts and celebrate the creativity, cultural significance and history of shoes. The collection of more than 200 pairs of shoes includes antique Egyptian slippers, the feathered sandals that Carrie Bradshaw lost in an episode of Sex and The City, and Zaha Hadid’s cutting-edge “Nova,” which features an unsupported six-inch heel. Atlanta will be the only city in the Southeast to host the exhibit, which was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Divided into five themed sections, titled “Transformation,” “Status,” “Seduction,” “Creation” and “Obsession,” the exhibition also features an interactive display called “Touching the Sole,” which will allow visually impaired visitors to get a tactile feel of replicas from the collection. Highlights from the 20th century include pointe shoes from the 1948 film “The Red Shoes,” Princess Diana’s shoe lasts, and Vivienne Westwood’s blue platforms that caused supermodel Naomi Campbell to lose her footing on the runway. Ancient examples of shoe-as-status-symbol include Indian men’s shoes with extremely long toes and tiny Chinese “Lotus” shoes that concealed bound feet. The nonsensical designs not only telegraphed a life of privilege and leisure, but dictated the way a wearer moved, was seen and even heard. The irony of our inclination to put our best foot forward in shoes that are not foot-shaped is at the heart of “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain.” But as any shoe freak can tell you: when it comes to fancy footwork, practicality is beside the point. Visit SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film at 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. open tues.-sUN. 404/253-3132.


Above: Shoes for bound feet, 1800-1900 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Below: NOVA, by Zaha Hadid for United Nude, 2013 © Image courtesy of United Nude.

Chopines, ca. 1600. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Left: Atalanta Weller, ‘Scotty’ ankle boots, 2010. Right: Roger Vivier for Christian Dior, Beaded evening shoes, 1958-1960. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Left: Coxton Shoe Company Ltd., Men’s marbled Oxfords, ca. 1925. Right: Women’s paduka, 1800-1900. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Salvatore Ferragamo, Rainbow sandal, 1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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Alan avery art company Aug. 18-Sept. 15 Kimber Berry,

abstract painter. 656 Miami Circle NE, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/237-0370.


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

770/993-4783. annjacksongallery. com.


690 Miami Circle, #150, Atl. Mon.-Sat.



Monthly Miami Circle Art Stroll, 11 AM-4 PM, third Saturday of the month. Explore art from five centuries, ranging from paintings, drawings, and prints to sculpture and photography, by artists from around the world, at nearly a dozen participating venues.

Through July 2018 “Fields of Battle

– Lands of Peace: The Doughboys, 1918-1918.” Through Dec. 2018 “Native Lands: Indians and Georgia.” 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 June 11 “Embrace the

Struggle,” bronze art of Chris Navarro.

Through Aug. 27 “Creating Camelot:

Art station ARTS CENTER

The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe.” Through Oct. 29 “Ansel Adams: The Masterworks.” 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. Tues.Sun. 770/387-


breman museum

Artists Atelier Gallery & Studios


20th anniversary celebration highlights diverse pieces from Jewish collectors. Ongoing “Absence of Humanity,” presents history of the Holocaust through artifacts and stories. 1440 Spring St. NW, Atl. Sun.-Fri.

Ongoing Unique temporary public art


installations along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.


5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain. Tues.-Sat. 770/469-1105. artstation.


Through June 11 “Atlanta Collects,”

800 Miami Circle, #200, Atl. Tues.-Sat.



Through June 8 Holly Coulis: “Dishes and Fruits.”

Through June 11 Phillip Andrew Lewis.

Through June 18 Akosua Adoma

Through June 23 Juried Art Show. June 29-Sept. 1 “On Waters of Time,” works by Corrina Sephora. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. Open daily. 404/872-5338.


Owusu: “Bus Nut.” Through July 30 Paul Anthony Smith: “Walls Without Borders.” Sascha Braunig: “Bad Latch.” June 13-July 9 Betty Brown. 535 Means Street NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun.

Monthly Self-guided walking tours of 404/6881970.

Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City,” spellbinding exhibit of goblins, gowns and behind-the-scenes artwork celebrating the film’s 30th anniversary. Tues.-Sun. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl. 404/873-3391.


Through Sept. 30 “Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924.” Through March 2018 “Uncle Sam Wants You! – World War I and the Poster.” 46

area galleries on the second Friday of the month.

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS Through Sept. 3 “Jim Henson’s


June 2-30 “Pinup!,” all paper show. Reception & Art Walk: 5-9 PM June 2.

“CREATING CAMELOT” Through Aug. 27 – Booth Western Art Museum John F. Kennedy photo by Jacques Lowe, Estate of Jacques Lowe 25 W. Park Square, Marietta. Tues.Sat. 770/427-5377.


June 17-Aug. 27 “Mammoths and

Giò Ponti and the Twentieth-Century Aesthetics of Design.” 90 Carlton St., Athens, East Campus of UGA, Arts Complex. Tues.-Sun. 706/542-4662.

Mastodons,” featuring fossils, artifacts, interactives and immersive media. 767 Clifton Road, Atl. Open daily. 404/929-





Monthly Self-guided walking tours of

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

area galleries offered the first Friday of the month in Marietta from 5-9 PM ( and Roswell from 6-9 PM (

Ongoing “Sandy Springs: Land and People.” Williams-Payne House, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. Open 11 AM-2 PM Wed.

georgia museum of art


Through July 30 “The Past Is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto.” June 3-Sept. 10 “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade,” landscape, marine and still-life paintings by the 19th-century innovator, his predecessors and his contemporaries. June 10-Sept. 17 “Modern Living:

Through June 11 “The Spirit of the Place: Photographs by Jack Leigh.” Through Jan. 2018 “Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan.” June 11-Sept. 3 “Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

June 24-Oct. 15 “Universal and Sublime: The Vessels of Magdalene Odundo.” June 24-Oct. 22 “Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale,” photography. June 24-Nov. 26 “Merry Go Zoo,” interactive installation by Jaime Hayon on the Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/733-HIGH.

MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Open daily.


MArietta/cobb museum of art June 23 Exchange Trip to Hogwarts (ages 7-17), noon-3 PM. $30. June 24 Hogwarts Alumni Reunion (ages 18+), 5:30-8:30 PM. $35. 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Tues.-Sun.

HUFF HARRINGTON FINE ART 770/528-1444. 404/257-0511.


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


Through July 1 Ruud van Empel: “Portraits.” Matthew Brandt: “1864.” New works challenge preconceptions of traditional photography. 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/233-3739.


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



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

MARCIA WOOD GALLERY 263 Walker St., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/8270030.

MARCUS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery,

June 2-30 “Guys & Dolls.” July 7-31 “Red, White & Blueberries.” 26 Winters St., Marietta. Open daily.



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


2300 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/458-


MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM Through Aug. 2018 “Coiling Culture:

Basketry Art of Native North America.” Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles.” Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/727-4282.


Through July 1 “Gathered III,” juried

Sun. 404/364-8555. museum.

works by Georgia artists. Through July 29 Permanent Collection Exhibit of Georgia artists. Museum of Contemporary Art of Ga., 75 Bennett St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat.



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

June 3-Sept. 3 “Luba Lukova: Designing Justice,” thought-provoking posters address themes of humanity and injustice worldwide. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. Tues.-Sun.



June 2-July 7 Annual Members’ Exhibition. Reception: 6-8 PM June 2. 34 School St., Watkinsville. Tues.-Sat. 706/769-4565.


Through June 11 “Hattie Saussy:

“Analogy #1,” 2016, digital composite

“Mangrove,” water-based media on canvas, 40” x 40”


RUUD VAN EMPEL: “PORTRAITS” – Through July 1 at Jackson Fine Art

Katherine Sandoz: “BERMUDA” Through June 17 – Spalding Nix Fine Art

Aug. 19-Dec. 17 “Threads of Time:

Rediscovery of an Artist.” “Moulthrop Vessels,” wood-turned bowls. June 24-Sept. 17 “OUMA Collects: Recent Acquisitions 2016-2017.” “Phyllis Stephens: Story Quilts.” “Rwandan Reconciliation,” paintings by Jean Bosco Bakunzi, Willy Karekezi, Izabiriza Moses and Niyonkuru Canda Bruce celebrate Rwandan culture. 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. Tues.-

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

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Through Aug. 11 “Hanji Pilgrimage from Korea to Ohio: Dard Hunter to Aimee Lee, 1933-2014.” Georgia Tech campus, 500 10th St. NW, Atl. Mon.Fri. 404/8947840.


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



Through Aug. 13 “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain,” explores the creativity, cultural significance and transformative power of shoes with over 200 pairs on view. Savannah College of Art and Design’s Museum of Fashion + Film, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/253-3132.


Through June 17 Katherine Sandoz: “Bermuda.” Ashley Woodson Bailey: “The Calm Before The Storm.” 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, #30A, Atl. Mon.-Fri. 404/841-7777.


June 8-Aug. 19 2017 Spruill Arts Student & Faculty Juried Exhibition. Reception: 6-9 PM June 8. 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Tues.-Sat. 770/394-4019.


June 1-Aug. 4 Summer Swan Invitational, a craft-oriented “shop” featuring textiles, sculptural work, clay vessels and more. Reception: 6-9 PM June 1. 3130 Slaton Dr., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/266-2636. swancoachhouse. com.


Through June 2 Hunt Slonem. 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.




Design Noir’s beautiful collection of handcrafted furniture complements a full range of interior styles, from classical to mid-century modern.

Noir’s Julian chair in teak, Dixon coffee table in antique brass finish (right), and Lexa chandelier in antique brass finish.

Badgley Mischka has introduced a divine new line of home furnishings.

Monterey lounge chair in linen upholstery and glass-topped console (left), both with handgilded metal rod details.



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Rockdale Plantation

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by eileen gordon

Built in 1785 by Cherokee descendent George Washington Adair, Rockdale Plantation was just falling apart by the 1980s. The prior owner of this sizable land holding in Fairmount, Ga., had let the historic plantation literally crumble away. This is when antique log home expert Kerry Hix first saw the property. Knowing little about its significant historical importance, he desperately tried to acquire the home – or at least save it! He recognized that it was a marvelous and rare example of log home history. You might say he became obsessed with it! Southern Seasons Magazine


“This is the crown jewel of the Cherokee Nation” – Jeff Bishop, former president of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association


erry offered the owner everything – from being allowed to repair it to outright buying it, but she had no interest in his many offers made over the years. Kerry brought his wife Sue to see the property and she shared his passion


for the centuries-old home once owned by two generations of Adairs, prominent leaders of the pre-Civil War Cherokee Nation. Kerry and Sue are experts in early American architecture. The Chatsworth couple have made their living restoring antique log homes all over the country.

THEN, ONE DAY A MIRACLE HAPPENED! Kerry received a phone call from a close friend telling him that his dream property, Rockdale Plantation, had gone into foreclosure and was being auctioned off the next day! With the shortest notice possible, Kerry tried to contact his banker to arrange financing, but he was on vacation and couldn’t be reached. Kerry was frantic. Having never attended an auction in his life, he just showed up the next morning at the property, finding hundreds of people in attendance. Through the crowd, Kerry locked eyes with his friend who had called him the day before. He told him he couldn’t secure the financing until the next week, and his friend said, “Don’t worry! Go ahead and bid on the property and I’ll cover you until you can reach your banker.” So the auction began. It came down to three aggressive bidders, including Kerry. Then one of them, knowing Kerry’s business and reputation, backed out of the bidding, commenting that no one was more

Chinking, the white material seen between the horizontal logs, stops air and moisture infiltration. Kerry Hix makes his own chinking with traditional ingredients, first embedding strips of wood between the logs and then sealing it with a mixture of clay, lime and sand.

qualified to save the home than Kerry Hix. Sue pulled up to the auction a short while after, and Kerry ran to meet her and quietly said, “We got it!” Sue was in shock! Kerry’s winning bid allowed him to pick the acreage he wanted, and he ended up with 47 acres surrounding the main house, including five outbuildings, two spring-fed

It was discovered that actual Civil War officers had carved their names into the walls of the “Traveler’s Rest” guesthouse. They are still there!

ponds and the historic guesthouse called Traveler’s Rest. The Hixes never intended to live at the property but rather to restore it as the greatest example of early AmericanCherokee architecture they had ever seen. For the next 22 years, Kerry and Sue worked passionately on the plantation, researching

every possible detail about the home. They were determined to restore it, as closely as possible, to its original condition and glory. There’s not a single drop of sheetrock or plaster in the home as the entire plantation is constructed of 225-year-old wood, stone and bricks. Where logs or heart pine panels had to be replaced, they found salvaged

In 1785, food was prepared in the outdoor cook house. Southern Seasons Magazine


“We took great effort in using as much of the original structure as possible to keep it as original as possible. It was our heart to not only restore this historically significant property back to true form, but to restore it with usability and efficiency in mind as well.” Kerry and Sue Hix lumber from the same time period. The interior paint colors were professionally colormatched to recreate what the rooms would have looked like in their prime. Kerry added the finest infrastructure to the home, including insulation and central HVAC and plumbing. They learned that the history of the home was as incredible as the structure itself. As the property had been seized by the government from the Cherokee Nation in the 19th century, the Hixes were able to have it certified as part of the National Historic Trail of Tears. Now, finally complete, Rockdale Plantation is a personal triumph and legacy for Kerry and Sue as they pass their stewardship on to the future owners. The home features six bedrooms, four bathrooms and six fireplaces. Even though the original “cookhouse” still stands as a separate structure, the main home includes a room completely ready to install a custom kitchen. This rare historic American home is offered for sale for $3.8 million by Peggy Bouck of Harry Norman Realtors. 54

This distinquished home is the purest example of a Native American Cherokee Log Cabin, which has been painstakingly restored to preserve the historic authenticity of the original structure. Fully updated with modern conveniences, it provides the best of both worlds: Honoring and preserving the past while enjoying the timeless beauty of the Salacoa Creek Valley.

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SHOWCASE T Harrison Design celebrates 25th anniversary with a retrospective book of the firm’s work

wenty-five years after dedicating his Atlanta-based firm to the art of residential architecture, William H. Harrison and his colleagues have much of which to be proud. The award-winning Harrison Design boasts thriving offices across the country, from New York to L.A., as well as in Shanghai, China, with an internationally-acclaimed team of 60-plus architects, designers, landscape architects and interior designers. Inspired by the best of classical and modern architecture, the company is known for its distinctive custom homes and public structures, with thousands of projects commissioned around the world. Many are featured in the newly-published book, Harrison Design 25, a retrospective portfolio of the firm’s finest work commemorating its silver anniversary. Illustrated with over 400 color photographs, this beautiful volume tells the story of Harrison Design’s development, its comprehensive architectural design services and remarkably versatile repertoire of styles, and the personal histories of those in leadership today.


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The success story of Atlanta-based architecture firm Harrison Design is chronicled in a celebratory retrospective, Harrison Design 25. Honoring the vision of founder William H. Harrison, the book exemplifies the company’s singular mission to create beautiful, solid and functional architecture; and its belief that a well-designed building is a work of art, an enduring investment and a place to express individuality. harrison design 25 is available for purchase at

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indoor garden

Transform interiors with fantastic floral photomurals by Komar. Truly a spring awakening for all seasons, the larger-than-life wall decorations make a dramatic impact, with a range of buds and blossoms – from airy and light to romantic and playful, as well as modern floral motifs with graphic patterns. Above: “Tulips” and “Inspiration.”

6Formulated in small batches in the southern

French Alps, Mad et Len’s collection of artisanal candles are heaven-sent, from the aromatic blends of flowers and spices to the chic packaging in handforged black metal tins. The rich fragrances range from Terre Noire’s earthy mix of soil, pine and oak to Spirituelle’s light scent of mint, orange blossom and wood.

Kentucky-based artist Alex K. Mason creates exquisite printed fabrics through her textile brand Ferrick Mason, with nature-inspired designs based on her contemporary paintings. The fabrics are printed in the U.S. on 100% linen or cotton, with hand silk screening, rotary printing and digital printing used to capture the gradations in her ink and gouache artworks. Above: “Fiddle Leaf Fig.” 60

A beautiful addition to any outdoor environment, Stone Forest’s Ribbed Sphere Fountain is carved from a single block of granite to form an irregular “broken” saw cut texture. As water flows over the fissures in the stone, it mesmerizes with a wavy pattern and soothing sound. Available in 20” and 24” diameters.

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When the sun goes down, illuminate the night with Gloster’s portable, remote-controlled Ambient Cocoon lanterns that offer a delicate look with durable construction.

6Flaunting nostalgic curls and spirals from the

’50s, the Emu Pouf from the Re-Trouvé Collection by Patricia Urquiola can be used with or without the top cushion as a stool or a side table.

The perfect perch for outdoor lounging, the Crest Swivel chair is petite enough to fit on small balconies, but big on comfort and style, with splashy Sunbrella® fabric and a hidden swivel base that allows a 360-degree view. Southern Seasons Magazine



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Wardrobe staples like the little black dress are not immune to wearing out their welcome without periodic interventions to update the look. Breathe new life into your perennial favorites by embracing a trend here (butterflies are making a comeback!), a jewel-encrusted minaudière there and going for gold whenever possible. saint laurent

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Orange is one of the more polarizing colors on the spectrum – people either love it or hate it – and designers are crushing hard on the hue that is simultaneously soothing and invigorating. Still, given the fickle nature of fashion, if you go weak at the knees for orange, it would be wise to stock up on essentials while supplies last!


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Who needs a beach to embrace the joy of summer winds, diaphanous fabrics and fun in the sun fashion? Whether a tropical getaway or staycation on the streets of Buckhead figure into your travel plans this season, it’s all about getting swept away. Leave it to strappy stilettos and oh-sofeminine tailoring to heat things up, and halters or cold-shoulder silhouettes to cool things down. Top off the look with a pair of playful shades and broadbrimmed hat – the more fringe the merrier – and you’ll be good to go!


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Politically correct tees? Quilted coverups that could double as flak jackets? Lace-up boots that conjure marches from Paris to London to Washington, D.C.? Full metal touches like cuff bracelets, dangling necklaces and hardware on handbags? Leave it to Christian Dior to take protest design to new heights with a Spring/Summer collection that is both timeless and right on time. Vive la (r)evolution!

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Women of

Style & Substance Fashion Show


A well-heeled crowd celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Women of Style and Substance Fashion Show at The St. Regis Atlanta, enjoying a “Best of the Spring Collections” runway show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, a seated lunch and a live auction. Hosted by Ginny Brewer, Elizabeth Klump and Danielle Rollins, this year’s sold-out event raised more than $285,000 for the patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The 2017 honorees (pictured above) were Cyndae Arrendale, Pat Terwilliger, Jada Loveless, Rose Mutombo, Veronica Biggins, Jack Sawyer, Christine Ragland, Cara Isdell Lee, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Sara Steinfeld.

hosts Elizabeth Klump, Danielle Rollins and Ginny Brewer

Photography by Frank Gibson


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Ashley Cook & Timothy John

urrounded by blue skies and a scenic sweep of nature, Ashley Hickam Cook and Timothy Nicholas John were united in marriage Oct. 1, 2016, at Rustix Manor in Woodstock, professing their love in a beautiful ceremony held outside a hillside chapel. “It was the perfect setting,” said Ashley, who walked down the grass aisle in an elegant lace gown by Love Marley, carrying a bouquet of yellow sunflowers and white roses, with her court of bridesmaids dressed in navy blue. The ringing of the chapel bell announced the start of the service, which included a singing of the Lord’s Prayer and readings selected by the parents of the bride and groom. As the couple exchanged vows, doves were released in celebration. A reception followed at the Barn on the property grounds, 72

where the newlyweds were formally announced with a balloon release – a wedding tradition from Germany. Postcards were attached to each balloon, with personalized notes from the 200 guests in attendance, promising everything from a home-cooked meal to a cross-country visit if the postcard was found and mailed back. As the sun set, friends and family enjoyed a Southern feast of beef short ribs with a Coca-Cola demi-glaze, hand-carved prime rib, and Cajun-seasoned Gulf shrimp over Monterey Jack cheese grits, provided by Endive Atlanta Catering. Specialty bourbons from Kentucky paid tribute to the bride’s parents, Timothy and Nancy Cook, who met in the “Bluegrass State.” Miniature pies were served in the couple’s favorite flavors. A custom rock bar with all the fixings for s’mores became a gathering place as the bonfires were lit.

Photography by Frank Gibson

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“We wanted to have some personal touches at the wedding that showcased our relationship,” said Ashley, singing the praises of Tony Brewer and Company and Susan Pando Events, who orchestrated the big day. The whitetiered wedding cake, by Cakehouse on Main, was topped with two soccer players to represent how they met. The “guestbook” was actually a bench that loved ones signed. “It’s something we can sit on together outside in our yard for years to come.”


The newlyweds departed with a sparkler send-off. They were whisked away, by canoe, for a fireworks extravaganza on the lake. The adventurous duo embarked on a South African safari for their honeymoon. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ashley is an analyst at the American Academy of Dermatology. Tim, the son of Jeffrey and S. Jill John, earned his degree from James Madison University and is employed by CSRA. They reside in Arlington, Va.

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COLOMBIAN CELEBRATION Natalia Franco & Dr. Juan Camacho

Natalia Franco and Dr. Juan Camacho were united in marriage Feb. 25, 2017, in an elegant outdoor garden ceremony in Cajicá, Cundinamarca, Colombia. Both the setting and service were dazzling, captivating the 200 guests in attendance. “The most beautiful moment was when we recited the vows that we wrote for each other,” said Natalia, who wore a tulle mermaidstyle gown by Pronovias with lace appliques and embroidery. The wedding was officiated by a dear family friend who used to be the bride’s pediatrician. The couple beamed as they walked back down the aisle to “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles. A festive alfresco cocktail party followed at Hacienda Canelón de Río Frio. Congregants mixed and mingled while enjoying Colombian hors d’oeuvres – from fried green plantains with shredded beef to fried-egg arepas and yucca fritters stuffed with cheese. For sipping, there was a refreshing assortment of specialty drinks, including coconut lemonade, lulo, tamarind and guanabana, as well as local beers and aguardiente (anise liquor). A 76

jazz manouche quintet entertained, playing a gypsy rendition of such classics as “La Vie en Rose,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” The formal reception was held in an elaborately decorated tent on the garden grounds. A multi-course dinner was served with even more Colombian delights: coconut milk ceviche, posta cartagenera (a beer and sugarcane braised sirloin), sweet ripe plantains, coconut rice and a tropical salad. The tables were lovely, set with white candles and tall centerpieces filled with fuchsia and lilac roses, blue and white hydrangeas and eucalyptus. The nakedtiered cake, designed by Luisa Barvo, had layers of chocolate and almond white. After dinner, white-gloved waiters continued making the rounds with silver trays, offering gin and tonics in cucumber-lined glasses, whisky, aguardiente and, the bride’s favorite, champagne. DJ Gabriel Odin kept the beat going long into the night, with dancing and toasting until the early morning hours.

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“It was extraordinary! What fantastic memories we have,” raved Jack Sawyer, one of the Atlanta guests in attendance. “There were so many amazing touches and interesting customs, not to mention the incredibly delicious food and drinks, and the impeccable service of those cocktail butlers.” While the ceremony took place on a Saturday, the wedding celebration was a three-day affair, kicking off Friday night at a six-story dance club downtown and wrapping up with an intimate Sunday brunch at the family’s club. “Since we had a large crowd from the United States attending the wedding and visiting Colombia for the first time, we took them to Andrés Carne de Res, a beloved spot that offers a combination of steakhouse and all-night dance party, where they ate, drank, danced, and had their first approach to Colombian food and party style,” Natalia said. “The day after the wedding, Juan’s parents offered a brunch for the international guests, both as a farewell and thank you for coming to our wedding, at the traditional Gun Club in Bogotá founded in 1882.” After a decade-long friendship, Natalia and Juan began dating in the spring of 2015. “We met for dinner in New York City at Beauty & Essex of the famous chef Chris Santos,” said Natalia, who earned a master’s degree from New York University School of Law. “It was the perfect place to have our first date.” They spent a year traveling together, before Juan popped the question, proposing to Natalia on her birthday at the Charleston Harbor. “We celebrated, thinking of our loved ones, at McCrady’s restaurant,” said Natalia, daughter of the late Hernan and Victoria Franco-Ocampo. “From that time on, it has been our favorite spot in downtown Charleston.” Juan, the son of Eduardo Camacho and Catalina Vásquez, is an interventional radiologist at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received his medical degree in Bogotá, followed by a fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. The newlyweds honeymooned in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They reside in Charleston, S.C. 78

“Dancing together is one of our favorite ways to say I love you because it allows us to connect at a deeper level, both mentally and physically. During our first dance as husband and wife, we had this feeling of ‘this is as good as it gets, we belong together.’” – Natalia & Juan

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The beautiful collection of veils by British bridal designer Charlotte Balbier add dramatic elegance to a long-standing wedding tradition. The ethereal creations feature delicate silk tulle embellished with French lace, beading, pearls and diamantĂŠ.


HAUTE Couture style for a walk down the aisle Just in from the Elie Saab fall 2017 bridal collection is this classic silhouette with an amazing and timeless decollate, crafted in a unique fabrication of lace and topped with a transparent whisper of a veil.

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society High Museum of Art Wine Auction Décor by Tony Brewer & Company Photography by Ashley White

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Cause Parties for a

JUNE THE Andrew J. Young International Leadership Awards AND 85th Birthday Tribute

June 3 The Andrew Young Foundation welcomes the city of Atlanta and guests from around the world to celebrate the 85th birthday of the foundation’s founder and chair, Ambassador Andrew Young, at this biennial event at Philips Arena. The show will feature performances by Usher, Jill Scott and Wyclef Jean.

Preserving the Legacy

June 8 This 2nd annual gala for Sweet Auburn Works will be held at the Atlanta History Center Atrium & Grand Overlook Ballroom. Henrietta Antoinin and AJ Robinson, co-chairs.

cheers for children

June 9 8 PM-midnight. Cocktail benefit


la dolce vita

Artemis Guild at Fernbank Museum for this annual event to benefit children’s education. The spectacular night features live music, hors d’oeuvres, an auction, prize drawing and the Lost Oasis Wine Wall. 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. artemis@fernbankmuseum.

org. 404/929-6404.

steering committee, supporters, artists and arts patrons at the stunning West End architecture studio of BLDGS for a fundraiser to benefit Idea Capital. Partygoers can enjoy a taste of Italy with cocktails, food and decor inspired by the country’s cuisine, culture and la dolce vita.


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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.

Women’s Business Network of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce will present the 5th annual fashion show at UPS World Headquarters in Sandy Springs. Guests can enjoy food from local restaurants, drinks from Jackson Family Winery and shop at The Drake Closet pop-up. Benefits Drake House.

June 10 8 PM-midnight. Join the

June 10 7:30 PM. This 11th annual


June 10 The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will recognize the best of the region’s TV productions at this 42nd annual awards dinner at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, kicking off with a Champagne reception at 5 PM, followed by dinner at 6 PM and awards presentation at 7 PM. natassoutheast.

June 11 4-7 PM. Join Idea Capital’s

June 13 5:30-9:30 PM. The


June 17 Enjoy an elegant evening of cocktails, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing to the ever popular “Grapevine” at the Dunwoody Country Club. Proceeds fund the preservation of Bulloch Hall, the 1839 childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother. 770/992-1731.

at the Foundry featuring an open bar, catered hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Friends funding goals.


i have a voice


at this annual cocktail party and silent auction to benefit homeless youth served by CHRIS 180 at Mason Fine Art, 415 Plasters Ave., Atlanta.

summer solstice soiree

June 9 7 PM. GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta’s annual gala takes place at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works. The evening includes dinner, music and lively entertainment by The Ruby Reds band and Unforgettable Fire, U2 tribute band.


June 10 This Grand Finale Gala at the InterContinental Atlanta celebrates the culmination of a 10-week competition to raise funds for blood cancer research. The evening features a reception and dinner, as well as a live and silent auction.



June 10 7-11 PM. Celebrate diversity


Art Over Dinner: Atlanta Ballet

June 11 6-9 PM. Join Serenbe, Atlanta Ballet’s new artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin and Atlanta Ballet’s Alessa Rogers as they discuss the organization’s plans for the coming season and the history and purpose of Wabi Sabi, which will also present a short dance performance for guests. 10455 Atlanta Newnan Road, Palmetto.


June 24 Presented by Winning The Battles in your Mind, this annual black-tie benefit at the Cobb Galleria Centre supports families with children stricken with sickle cell anemia. The event features a full-course dinner, fashion show, entertainment and silent auction. 770/309-3655.


June 29 6:30 PM. Five prominent business leaders will be honored by the Atlanta Father’s Day Council at this annual dinner at the College Football Hall of Fame, 250 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. For more information, contact Denise Serkedakis at or 770/630-0506.


July 8 7 PM. Hundreds of supporters

this private event will be treated to bites from Avalon’s best restaurants, cocktails and live music by 120 East. The evening will also include an amazing live auction benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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. The Honorable and Mrs. Kasim Reed, honorary chairs. Co-Chairs are Claire Travis, Stephanie Travis, Kristen Wood Burke, Kandis Wood Jackson. Curley M. Dossman Jr., event chair. 404/730-6369.

Beer Garden + Silent Auction IN THE GARDEN

Embrace the Future: A Gala and Art Auction

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. 435 Oakview Road, Decatur.

Mason Fine Art and Events in Midtown features an evening celebration and silent auction from 6-9 PM July 14 and a live auction from 11 AM–5 PM July 15. Guests can enjoy international food, music, dancing, a silent auction

June 17 7:30-10:30 PM. Partygoers at

June 24 5:30-8:30 PM (VIP: 4:30 PM).

July 14 & 15 This two-part event at

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and cash bar. The event benefits the Clarkston Community Center. To purchase tickets ($25 per person), email

Bastille Day Celebration: Soirée Blanche 2017 July 15 7-10 PM. Presented by the

Alliance Française of Atlanta, this annual all-white affair is one of the city’s largest public celebration’s commemorating France’s national holiday (July 14, 1789). The event will be held at Nelson Mullins, 201 17th St. NW, Suite 1700, Atlanta. Proceeds support programming at the organization’s French-American cultural center.



July 27 7 PM. This benefit for enAble of Georgia, hosted by Bentley Atlanta, includes a variety of wine and beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and an exciting live auction. For more information, contact Kimberley Ellery at or 770/5403136.


July 28 & 29 6:30 PM. Capitol City Opera Company will be holding its 25th annual fundraiser at the High Point Episcopal Community Church featuring the Golden Age of Broadway. Attendees are invited to bring their own “indoor picnic” dinners and experience beautiful music in the air-conditioned indoors. The event will also feature a silent auction.


July 29 7-11 PM. Enjoy an elegant

Mark Karelson, owner of Mason Fine Art and Events; Justin Okello, Clarkston Community Center (CCC) director of programs and technology; Cindy Bowden, CCC executive director; and Sushma Barakoti, curator of Nepalese art for the benefit gala.


Aug. 18 8 PM-midnight. Join the

evening in the garden at Heritage Green featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary libations, plus a silent auction to benefit the HSS Farmers Market and Historic Resources Program. Tickets include five tastings of specialty craft cocktails, infused with ingredients from the HSS Farmers Market. Tickets are $50 for Heritage Sandy Springs members, $75 for nonmembers. Cocktail attire is requested; themed outfits are encouraged.

Atlanta Apartment Association at this black-tie optional event in the Centennial Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. NE. Dance the night away to music from one of Atlanta’s hottest live bands while enjoying light fare from local restaurants. The event also features silent auction items, a cash bar and special surprises. Benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

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CHRIStal Ball

Couture for Charity Fashion Show

July 30 2-5 PM. An afternoon of fashion with designs by Yasmin, hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, live music and a silent auction at Roswell Historic Cottage, 972 Alpharetta St. Benefits breast cancer research.

Aug. 19 This annual gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead honors Atlanta community leaders and organizations who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of children. Guests can enjoy dinner and live and silent auctions. Benefits CHRIS 180’s programs and services. 404/564-3411.



media event offers a night of premiere art exhibitions, entertainment and food and drink at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St. NW, Atlanta. For sponsorship information, contact Veronica Kessenich at veronica@ or call

charitable fashion event, founded by renowned retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky, will feature a pre-show cocktail reception, fashion show and silent and live auctions at Phipps Plaza. Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams, event chairs. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and the Atlanta AIDS Fund.

Aug. 26 7 PM-midnight. This multi-



Aug. 27 5 PM. This amazing evening of gourmet food and fine wine features a five-course dinner prepared by five of Georgia’s top chefs with wine perfectly paired by five of Georgia’s best sommeliers. Each course will be accompanied by commentary from the chefs and sommeliers. Held at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, the event kicks off with a cocktail reception and includes live and silent auctions. Benefits Share Our Strength.

770/436-5151. givemefivedinner. org. For more details, contact Rebecca Woerner at

Aug. 28 7 PM. Atlanta’s premier

Labyrinth Masquerade Ball

Aug. 31 Celebrating the closing weekend of the special exhibit “Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City,” this magical evening at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta features a costume contest with prizes, photo ops and dance music, beer and wine bar and complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION. Southern Seasons Magazine


on the horizon SEPTEMBER Salute to America and the Arts Concert and VIP After Party Sept. 7 & 8 A celebration of visual,

literary, culinary and performing arts, this 3rd annual event features a fine art gallery show by Bernie Taupin and a concert performance by the Celebrity All Star Band and John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band at Callanwolde. A VIP gallery show and dinner will be held Sept. 7, limited to 32 guests. The benefit will raise scholarship funds for U.S. military veterans and students in need of the programs offered by Callanwolde. 404/872-5338.

atlanta symphony ball

Sept. 9 A special evening of music and celebration will honor the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its 73rd season at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. Guests can expect a new ball experience

with music, a luxurious seated dinner and can’t-miss auction items. Ball honorees, Howard & Victoria Palefsky.

Center. Mary Calhoun, chair. For more information, contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at 404/814-4102 or

Proceeds benefit Andee’s Army and Andee’s Army Adolescent Patient Assistance Endowment fund for Shepherd Center.



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

black-tie fundraiser for the Center for Puppetry Arts will be held at the luxurious Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown. Guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, silent and live auctions, a delicious seated dinner and fun puppet surprises. Co-chaired by Anne L. Cross and Mandy Mobley Li. 404/881-5122.

Sept. 9 Big Brothers Big Sisters 404/601-7068.

crime is toast breakfast

Sept. 14 7:30-9 AM. This signature event of the Atlanta Police Foundation, at the Georgia World Congress Center, recognizes the brave men and women of the Atlanta Police Department with outstanding service awards. 404/5860180.


Sept. 16 7 PM. This elegant evening features cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing and a live auction at Flourish.

KHoogerwerf@atlantahistorycenter. com. backonthefarm.

Sept. 16 6 PM. This elegant, creative

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Sept. 22 7 PM. Enjoy a fabulous night of dinner, cocktails and dancing at the Stave Room at American Spirit Works, 199 Armour Dr., Atlanta. A unique raffle, live auction and surprises will all be part of a fun evening to benefit the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine. catchthecure/.

Back on the Farm

Sept. 22 Celebrating its 5th year at

Kaleidoscope - A Global Celebration

the Atlanta History Center, this year’s event will feature a team of celebrity chefs led by executive chef Virginia Willis with an emphasis on farm-fresh foods. Back on the Farm provides critical support for the Smith Family Farm and a 4-H Extension office for Fulton County located at the History

Sept. 23 7 PM. MedShare, an Atlantabased humanitarian aid organization, will transport guests to Africa, Asia and Latin America during its inaugural fundraising gala at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. The event will feature live entertainment, international cuisine and inspiring speakers while raising funds to support MedShare’s work.

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Sept. 24 2-5 PM. Wine savvy, shoeloving women can sip, savor and shop for a cause at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, with an opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items. Benefits the Leukemia and Women’s Cancer programs at Northside Hospital.

September 22 770/667-4007.


Sept. 28 7 PM. Enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by chefs from some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, plus silent and live auctions at American Spirit Works. Benefits Open Hand Atlanta. 404/419-3333. asp.

Chair Mary Calhoun with executive chef Virginia Willis.


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Sept. 30 6:30 PM. This premiere dining event for the March of Dimes, Georgia Chapter will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The evening will feature a four-course dinner prepared by local chefs using ingredients from local farmers, and exciting live and silent auctions, with items including culinary experiences, vacation getaways, and sports and spa packages. 404/3509800.





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Youth Brain & Spinal Cord Foundation Supporting patient programs at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Shepherd Center honoring James H. Shepherd Jr.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 Flourish Atlanta Cocktails, Dinner & Dancing, Live Entertainment

Tickets and sponsorships available now! andeesarmyeoh For information call 404-662-9114


Over 150 Designers (404) 365.0693 1248A West Paces Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30327 Mon.-Sat. 10 AM-6 PM

Couture for Charity Fashion Show with designs by Yasmin

Sunday July 30th 2-5 PM

Roswell Historic Cottage Join us for an afternoon of fashion, hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, live music & a silent auction benefiting breast cancer research Tickets are available for purchase on

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entertainment. The event is presented by The Coca-Cola Company and benefits Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. Craig A. Williams, event chair. Muhtar Kent, honorary chair. 678/704-8086.

Wish Ball 2017

Oct. 21 Make-A-Wish® Georgia presents the 13th annual Wish Ball at the InterContinental Atlanta. This premier social event features a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and live and silent auctions. Contact Tiffany Ward at or call 770/916-WISH (9474) ext. 112.


Nov. 4 7 PM. Shepherd Center Foundation’s largest fundraising gala will be held at Flourish in Buckhead with the theme “Legends of the Silver Screen.” The evening features a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and entertainment. For reservations, contact Leslie Jackson at 404/3507778 or legendary-party.

march of dimes nurse of the year awards Nov. 4 6 PM. The Georgia March

of Dimes will host its annual awards gala at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta. Through these awards, the March of Dimes brings together the health care community to pay tribute to the profession of nursing. 404/720-5308.

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Crystal Ball chairs Dr. Shervin & Kerri Oskouei

Crystal Ball honorees Dr. Kenneth & Molly Kress.

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OCTOBER “Angels of Life” Hair and Fashion Show

Oct. 1 6-11 PM. Celebrate the gift of life and hear testimonies from transplant recipients and donor families. The evening features live and silent auctions with 200+ items, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, live entertainment, music and the Hair and Fashion Show designed by Three-13’s Artistic Team. Benefits the Georgia Transplant Foundation.


Oct. 1 6:30-10 PM. Opening party for the Pink Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament (Oct. 3) at the River Club Lodge in Suwanee. The elegant evening includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live and silent auctions. Party is by invitation only. Benefits the American Cancer Society.

Polo for Parkinson’s

Oct. 1 2 PM. Wilkins Parkinson’s 88

Foundation presents a day of polo at Chukkar Farm and Polo Club, with music, food, open bar, silent auction, champagne divot stomp and “best hat” contest. Benefits Parkinson’s disease awareness. For sponsorship information, call 770/730-5840 or visit



Oct. 14 7 PM. The Latin American Association presents its 28th annual gala at the InterContinental Atlanta. The black-tie event features Latin cuisine, a live Latin orchestra and a silent auction. Benefits the programs and services of LAA. 404/471-1892.

The Art of Caring Reception & Fete

Oct. 14 6-11 PM. This benefit for Caring for Others, Inc. at the Georgia Aquarium honors Robert LoCascio, Dwight Pullen and former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. Guests can enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, live music and a silent auction. Event chairs are

Merceditas Z. de Padua and Shelly Jones. 404/761-


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Oct. 15 4:30-6 PM. Atlanta’s most talented kids ages 6 to 18 will be showcased “with kids helping kids” in this inspirational concert as they perform, sing and entertain at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Dr., Atlanta. Benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


Oct. 21 The Arthritis Foundation’s 36th annual benefit at The RitzCarlton, Buckhead is themed “Bienvendios a Barcelona.” The elegant evening includes a formal dinner, live music and dancing, and an exclusive silent auction. the- 678/237-4458.


Oct. 21 This annual black-tie dinner at Flourish will feature a seated dinner, live and silent auctions and live

Nov. 10 7 PM. Join Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for a cocktail celebration in honor of the innovation and impact made by the many physicians who proudly serve CHOA. The evening will feature games of chance, dinner, a silent auction and live music. Three outstanding physicians will be honored: Michael Mallory, M.D.,The Rising Star Award; Robert Campbell, M.D., The 1998 Society Award; Joseph Snitzer, M.D., The Pediatric Pioneer Award.


Nov. 11 The German American Chamber of Commerce will host its 22nd annual black-tie gala for members at The St. Regis Atlanta, 88 West Paces Ferry Road NW. The evening features dinner and dancing, with a live band and silent auction. Benefits SOS Children’s Villages. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION.

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Legendary Party Benefits the SHARE Program and the Multiple Sclerosis Center

The Legendary Party Chair Jenny Pruitt (right) thanked Honorary Chairs Elaine and John Carlos for their extraordinary support. John Carlos’ parents, Eula and Andrew Carlos, were leaders in the establishment of the MS Center. Elaine and John have continued to provide the Center with generous donations for its expansion and additional treatment.

SHARE MILITARY INITIATIVE Shepherd Center’s SHARE (Shaping Hope and Recovery Excellence) Military Initiative was established in 2008 to provide a comprehensive continuum of rehabilitative care for U.S. military service members who return from post-9/11 conflicts with mild traumatic brain injuries and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Each SHARE client receives an individualized assessment, treatment plan, and at least one year of follow-up support in their home community. SHARE’s continuum of care includes medical treatment, physical, occupational, speech, and recreation therapies, peer support, and psychological, legal, financial and vocational counseling, as well as complimentary housing.

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MS REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS PROGRAM Founded in 1991, Shepherd Center’s Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Institute is now the largest and most comprehensive MS care program in the Southeast, providing treatment, education and wellness interventions to individuals with MS and other related diagnoses. The program’s highly trained staff includes a team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, exercise physiologists and researchers. MS Skilled Therapy provides treatment for specific MS symptoms and therapies to improve basic daily functions that can deteriorate rapidly for patients. MS Wellness Program helps people living with MS learn to manage their health, improve daily function, gain physical strength and cope with psychosocial issues. 404.350.7778 Southern Seasons Magazine


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Jimmy and Gayle Alston, and Jenny and Bob Pruitt. Photography by Kimberly Evans and Kim Link

swan house ball Barbarella Diaz, Sheffield Hale and Bea Perez.

Guests enjoyed a beautiful spring evening at the Atlanta History Center’s Swan House Ball, honoring the Philip H. Alston Sr. family. Co-chaired by Barbarella Diaz and Bea Perez, the Latin-themed benefit kicked off with cocktails on the lawn, followed by dinner and dancing in the Grand Overlook Ballroom, with catering and design by Legendary Events and music by Party Nation. The fun continued with an after-party in the Allen Atrium, featuring a flamenco performance, cigar rolling and DJ.

Left: Sandra and Dan Baldwin. Right: CEO of Mercy Care Tom Andrews and honoree Leslie McLeod. Far right: Herb Miller and ball chair Sally Dorsey.

Wings of Mercy Ball Over 400 glamorous party-goers stepped back into “The Jazz Age” at the 28th annual Wings of Mercy Ball at Flourish. The ballroom was decked in an Art Deco theme recalling the Roaring Twenties, with live music by Joe Gransden’s Orchestra for dining and dancing, a riveting live auction, and DJ-spun tunes late into the night. This year’s benefit, chaired by Sally Dorsey, raised more than $500,000 for Mercy Care to aid those in need in the Atlanta area. Leslie McLeod was the ball honoree. 92

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Above: Executive Chef Mark Alba, Su & Al Longman and Pastry Chef Ami Dano. Right: Debbie Dean, Tony Conway and Eileen Rosencrantz.


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ne of the hottest tickets in town during the annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction, the exclusive Winemaker Dinners pair celebrated chefs with outstanding winemakers to create a heavenly dining experience in a private setting. Among this year’s select hosts, Su and Al Longman, Tony Conway, and Steve Welsh had the honor of presenting the Krug Winemaker Dinner alongside Vincent Pages, head of Krug Champagne US, at Flourish by Legendary Events. Guests started their evening by enjoying a Krug champagne reception with King Grande Cuvee (162nd Edition en magnum) before sitting down for an exquisite five-course mushroom-themed menu, prepared under the direction of Legendary Events Executive Chef Mark Alba. The sumptuous food and wine pairing was a great success and raised almost $110,000 for the High Museum of Art. The auction is the museum’s biggest fundraiser with proceeds from the four-day extravaganza supporting its programming. This year’s celebration, titled “The Big One,” marked the auction’s 25th anniversary. Southern Seasons Magazine


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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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On the Homefront BHHS Realtor Stacy O’Neill, Senior VP Bill Murray and Associate Broker Tina Hunsicker

BHHS SHOWS SUPPORT at ODYSSEY BRUNCH benefit BHHS was proud to be a bronze sponsor at the 8th annual Odyssey Brunch, held at The St. Regis. Several agents from the firm’s Buckhead office who are parents of students at The Westminster Schools joined over 500 supporters at the event, which raised $186,000. Odyssey is a summer program held on the Westminster campus to boost the educational pursuits of Atlanta students.

The sale of a magnificent $7.5 million Buckhead estate at 421 Blackland Road marked the highest-priced residential sale in the first quarter of 2017, capping the stunning success of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties luxury collection agent Debra Johnston. Honored as the firm’s #1 Agent in the Buckhead office for the third consecutive year, Johnston has been inducted into the prestigious Chairman’s Platinum Circle. “This recognition is for stellar agents like Debra who rank among BHHS Top 1% Agents worldwide,” noted Dan Forsman, company president and CEO. Johnston’s sales this year have reached close to $18 million, with a buyer and seller network that spans the country, from the East Coast to California. Her current inventory of luxury homes and fine residences for sale is valued at $37 million. “Debra has a seriously impressive collection of exclusive listings,”said Bill Murray, senior VP and managing broker of the Buckhead office. “She understands this special market Agent Debra Johnston intimately and is one of Atlanta’s most successful agents.” A Buckhead resident of 23 years, Johnston’s local clientele represents a loyal cadre of friends and referrals. One of her distinct advantages in real estate is her relationship with the increasingly important film and entertainment industry here, resulting in her learning first-hand of luminaries searching for extraordinary Atlanta residences. To learn more about her exclusive properties for sale, visit DebraAJohnston. com, email, or call 404/312-1959 or 404/537-5200. 94

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STAR Agent Debra Johnston sOLD Highest-Priced Home in 1st Quarter

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The sale of the Buckhead estate at 421 Blackland Road marked the highestpriced home sale in the first quarter of 2017.

Westminster parent Swati Patel, Pat Lummus of the Lanier Foundation, Westminster Schools President Keith Evans, Realtor Stacy O’Neill and Prescott Miller of Round Hill Capital.


Congratulations to Lori Combs, who has been appointed the new director of Luxury Marketing for BHHSGA, which completed over $3.5 billion in sales volume last year, further reaching the metro area’s highest-tier home market. Combs is a graduate of the State University of New York with 12 years of leadership as sales and marketing director of a top residential firm.

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Mary Coughlin, honoree Emily Coughlin, Alicia Coughlin and Bryan Coughlin.

Sean O’Keefe, co-chair Tammy Lucia and GOCA executive director Doug Barron.

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The 7th annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, presented by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, delivered a magical night for 600 attendees at the Delta Flight Museum and raised over $270,000 for the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance. The benefit featured an elegant dinner created by Les Dames d’Escoffier International - Atlanta Chapter Chefs and honored two special women: Emily Coughlin and the late Amie Moore.

photography by Fredrik Brauer

Shaken, Not Stirred Gala

Co-chairs Sara Shlesinger and Ally Wandtke.


Vice chair Brannigan Thompson, President & CEO U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl Stern, actor Laurence Fishburne and chairs Steve Eaton and Jeremy Cole.

Presented by the Southeast Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, the 3rd annual Evening for Children First celebrated the organization’s lifesaving work and honored UNICEF Ambassador Laurence Fishburne. The benefit, hosted by CNN International anchor George Howell at The Foundry at Puritan Mill, featured a seated dinner, live auction and entertainment. 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:

Swan House Ball Patron Party

Ladies Luncheon

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Jenny Pruitt, a platinum sponsor of the 2017 Swan House Ball, hosted an elegant luncheon at the Cherokee Town Club to honor the ladies of the Alston family, honorary chairs of this year’s gala at the Atlanta History Center. Above: Swan House Ball co-chair Barbarella Diaz, Jenny Pruitt and honoree Gayle Alston.

Over 100 guests congregated at the lovely Buckhead home of Dale and George Levert for the Swan House Ball Patron Party, honoring supporters of the Atlanta History Center. One of the city’s premier social events, this year’s 32nd annual ball salutes the multi-generational leadership and philanthropy of the Philip H. Alston Sr. family. Above: Bob & Jenny Pruitt with Betsy & Scott Akers. Left: Shepard Ansley, Carol Lanier Goodman (seated) and Elkin Goddard Alston.

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Jenny Pruitt and David Boehmig of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty hosted a dinner at Cherokee Town Club for the firm’s top performers in 2016, including Betsy Akers and The Faletti Group of the Buckhead office, Jim Getzinger and Chase Mizell of the Intown office, and The Cueny Team of the North Atlanta office.


Above ( from left): Chase Mizell with Allen Snow and Sam Bayne. Betsy Akers and Bill Rawlings, VP and managing broker of the North Atlanta office. David Kaufman, Jenny Pruitt and Phil Montague.

Above: Chelsea Dennis and Katherine Tolliday. Right: Lisa Fuller, Kat de Guardiola, Bill & Cindy Voyles and Kay Quigley.

Dozens of members of the Guardians Circle congregated at the Buckhead home of Kat de Guardiola to celebrate the work of the Atlanta Humane Society. The event featured a presentation about the future vision of the AHS as well as the opportunity to speak with key staff members. The Guardians Circle is a giving society of individuals and families who have shown an extraordinary commitment to supporting the lifesaving work of the AHS. PhotoGRAPHY by Kim Link

Guardians Circle celebrates Atlanta Humane Society

Stephanie & David Boehmig, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty president and founder.

Legendary Party Kick-off

Shepherd Center’s Special Events manager Leslie Bryant Jackson and co-founder James Shepherd.

Legendary Party chair Jenny Pruitt with John & Elaine Carlos, honorary chairs and Shepherd Center supporters.

Friends and supporters of Shepherd Center gathered for a cocktail buffet supper at Cherokee Town Club to kick off the 2017 Legendary Party, which is being chaired by Jenny Pruitt. Recalling the Golden Age of Hollywood, Tony Conway of Legendary Events transformed the ballroom into a glamorous nightclub with red

velvet banquettes and black & white posters of Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe. This theme for this year’s gala, set for Nov. 4, is “Legends of the Silver Screen.” Beneficiaries are the Eula C. and Andrew Carlos MS Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and the SHARE Military Initiative. Southern Seasons Magazine


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Harry Norman, Realtors

Above: Jenni Bonura, president/CEO, with Buckhead office stars Studie Young, Erin Ostman and Carol Young. Left: Jenni Bonura hailed Travis Reed as the #1 Top Team.

Tour of Homes

Below ( left): From the East Cobb office, Top Team award recipient Isabelle Gibson with Jeanne Linden, senior VP and broker.

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Patrons of the Cathedral Antiques Show Tour of Homes were offered a glimpse into a world of timeless style as five private residences were opened to the public, each showcasing the best in interior design, architecture and gracious living. The tour was sponsored by Harry Norman, Realtors and Arrow Exterminators. Above: Melody & Joe Thomas of Arrow Exterminators, whose home was featured on the tour, with Cathy Boston of Harry Norman, Realtors.

Below ( right): Todd Banister of the Buckhead North office accepts a Top Team award from Jenni Bonura.


SERVICE Mary Norwood, Post 2 Atlanta City Council member and mayoral candidate, was welcomed to the Buckhead North office of Harry Norman, Realtors for a program about Atlanta’s future and its neighborhood initiatives as part of the firm’s series of community service programs. Norwood has been a community activist for over 30 years. Left: Mary Norwood with Necia Kellerher, a leading agent of the Buckhead North office who organized the program.


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Harry Norman, Realtors, a leader in Atlanta residential real estate since 1930, honored the firm’s Top Sales Associates of 2016 at a formal luncheon at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead. Hosts of the event were Jenni Bonura, president/CEO, and Dan Parmer, chairman of Harry Norman, Realtors. Travis Reed of the Buckhead office again captured the #1 Team Award, marking the 9th year of his leading the company in sales volume. Julie Altenbach of the East Cobb office continued her leadership role as #1 Individual Agent.

Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry The 29th anniversary celebration of Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry raised $795,000 to end childhood hunger. More than 1,400 guests gathered at Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree for a special evening featuring gourmet samplings from celebrated chefs; live, silent and beverage auctions; wine tastings and live entertainment. Pano Karatassos and George McKerrow were event chairs. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges was honorary chair. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Kayla MaDonna

George & Ginair McKerrow Jr., Pano Karatassos, Christy & David Davoudpour.

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The Georgia Trust Preservation Gala

Norris & Kathy Broyles, Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith.

Eileen DuBose and Teri Bond.

With a “Georgia in my Mind” theme, the 33rd annual Preservation Gala welcomed over 500 guests to the DuBose/Smith estate this spring to celebrate the state’s diverse regions, honor supporters and raise funds for the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Co-chaired by Teri and Mose Bond, the benefit featured culinary bites made with Georgia-grown products and live musical entertainment. The Georgia Trust seeks to reclaim, restore and revitalize the state’s historic places.

Aurora Theatre Gala This year’s star-studded benefit for the Aurora Theatre was a smashing success, raising $135,500 in an entertaining evening celebrating artistic excellence. Hosted by Anthony Rodriguez and Mabel Tyler (from the national tour of “Matilda”), the event featured a stellar lineup of live performances by Aurora artists, including veteran Jevares Myrick, now appearing on Broadway in “The Book of Mormon.” Georgia Gwinnett College was honored with The Barbara Award for its dedication to the arts. A portion of proceeds benefited the Sutt Family Artist Fund to continue investing in top talent. Glenn Martin, Martin Photography

Jordan Shumate, Tammy Shumate, Greg Shumate, Alexandra Knight and Zach Shumate. Southern Seasons Magazine



Sara Steinfeld, Lorie Mertes and Lisa Cannon Taylor.

Promoting Women Artists The Ga. Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts gathered for “Collectors, Conversations & Cocktails” at an art-filled Buckhead condo. Lorie Mertes, NMWA’s director of Public Programs, commended the committee for helping carry out its mission of promoting regional women artists.

William Peace, Magd Riad of sponsor Marmi Natural Stone, Stephanie Brown and Shutze Award winner Keith Summerour.


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Corrina Sephora Mensoff, Lew Davis and Jenni Bonura.

The 11th annual Shutze Awards of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Southeast saluted architects, interior and landscape designers, and artisans for their dedication to preserving the classical tradition. Held at the Piedmont Driving Club (one of Philip Trammell Shutze’s masterfully designed buildings), the formal dinner and awards program attracted 300 participants. Award winners gathered for a cocktail reception prior to the event, which was chaired by Liza Mueller and Laura Howard.

AMAZING SUCCESS OF ANDEE’S ARMY Andee’s Army held a Family Bingo Night at Shepherd Center to raise awareness and funds for the organization, which helps children and youth with brain and spinal cord injuries. More than 200 attendees enjoyed the festive fun, with legendary bingo caller Jack Jenkins. Above: Ansley Martin of Shepherd Foundation, Andee Poulos, Andee’s Army Board members Elaine & John Carlos and Andee’s family John, George & Lyn Poulos. 100

Nina Cheney has been appointed the first executive director of Andee’s Army. Now in its sixth year of operation as an all-volunteer managed nonprofit, the foundation continues to grow, thanks to increased support and the success of its annual “Evening of Hope” fundraiser.


Picture Perfect 1. & 2. The 2017 Celebration of Women, the signature benefit luncheon for the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, was held this spring at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel. The event honored women who are impacting the global community and presented scholarships and awards to leaders and students. In attendance were Carol Carter, Brianna Brown, Elizabeth Murray, Gloria Neal and Bunnie Jackson-Ransom.

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3. & 4. TV host and reporter, Christine Pullara (right), pictured with Anny Deirmenjian Deese, hosted Davio’s Cooks for Charity at Davio’s Steakhouse to benefit the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Joining her for a delicious bite of Tagliatelli Bolognese were Mary Crosswy, Mary Lee and Sue Ellen Brannen. 5. Cutting the ceremonial ribbon for the grand opening of the new Ed Voyles Truck Center in Marietta are Bill Brantley, president/COO; Valery Voyles, chairman/CEO; and Drew Tutton, General Manager Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram of Ed Voyles Automotive Group.


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1. Pictured at the Atlanta History Center Members Guild luncheon are author, historian and guest speaker Richard René Silvin; Lisa Fuller, president of the AHC Members Guild; and Robert Versteeg. 2. As part of its “Tastemakers” series, Fashion Group International hosted Ken Downing, fashion director for Neiman Marcus, to lead a conversation with LaVelle Olexa at Lenox Square. In attendance were Debbie Gross, Dottie Smith and FGI member JoAnne Truffelman. 3. & 4. Philanthropists, athletes, chefs and golfers joined together for the inaugural “A Weekend to Remember” benefit, which raised nearly $700,000 for Community Concerns, Inc., a nonprofit helping homeless people find permanent housing and employment. Showing their support are Dorys & Julius Erving and Marcella & Louis Parks. PWP Studio 5. Celebrating the exhibition opening of “Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924” at the Atlanta History Center are Bob & Margaret Reiser with Sheffield & Elizabeth Hale. Photo by Kim Link 6. The Michael C. Carlos Museum hosted an intimate cocktail party at the home of Andrew and Laura Heery Prozes to honor its “Veneralia on Paper” patrons, including Frank Elliott and Debby Boyd. The event included a rare display of works on paper from the museum, including the Variation of Muliebris II by Mildred Thompson.

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7 8 7. & 8. Over 1,000 guests converged under big-top tents at Turner Field for the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction. Celebrating its 25th anniversary with the theme “The Big One,” the weekend of events raised $2.6 million. Enjoying the Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction are co-chairs Alessandra Potts and Victoria Palefsky, Louise Sams and Jerome Griholt. CatMax Photography, LLC.

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9. The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia raised $115,000 at its biennial Elegant Salute gala. Co-chairs Sarah Peterson and Maggie Hancock transformed the museum into a tropical paradise for “A Night of Tropical Splendor.” Sara Wise Photography 10. & 11. Atlanta’s top mixologists – including Amy Burns from Hampton + Hudson and Bryan Holmes from Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse – went head-to-head in a craft cocktail competition at the High Museum’s inaugural Highball benefit. CatMax Photography, LLC. 12. Mary Ellen Imlay was among the guests at the reopening of the exhibition “Fair Play: The Bobby Jones Story” at the Atlanta History Center. Photo by Kim Link 13. Over 550 guests attended the Winship Cancer Institute’s 5th annual Fashion a Cure Fashion Show, held at The St. Regis Atlanta. This year’s event raised $300,000 for cancer research. Pictured are co-chairs Lynne Rankin and Janet Turman, emcee Barbara Dooley, Dr. Walter Curran Jr., and co-chairs Diane Barber and Greer Pope.

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Sept. 1-3 Largest independent

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


June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 Free family-friendly festival with live bands, food trucks, kids games and more, from 5-9 PM (every third Thurs. through Oct.) at Historic Canton Street and Historic Roswell Square. Free regular trolley service connects the two venues.


June 24, July 29, Aug. 26 Outdoor artists market features handcrafted work by local artists, from pottery and woodwork to jewelry and paintings. 9 AM-4 PM at Main Street & Milton Avenue.


June 3 Enjoy beer, wine and food from Alpharetta’s best restaurants. 6:30-11 PM, Milton Ave. $10 (table of 6, $100; table of 8, $130). 404/402-5389.

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival – July 16


June 23-25 Music and arts festival in downtown Athens showcases local, regional and national musical talent on three outdoor stages, plus artist market, two-night Club Crawl in 10+ venues, and KidsFest celebration. Proceeds benefit AthFest Educates. 706/548-1973.

ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FEST June 1-4 Featuring 250 chefs,

sommeliers and mixologists, this 7th annual epicurean extravaganza in Midtown Atlanta celebrates Southern food and beverage traditions with 104

learning experiences, tasting tents, dinners, masterclasses and more. 10th St. NE and Peachtree Walk. 877/725-

July 22 Annual fest features local ice cream shops, health & wellness vendors, food and family fun at Piedmont Park, 10th St. & Charles Allen Dr. entrance. 11 AM-6 PM.


June 17 Enjoy a selection of 200+ beers, plus live musical entertainment, from 4-9 PM at Historic 4th Ward Park 665 North Ave. NE, Atl. Ages 21+ only. $55 ($45 adv.). Food available for purchase. atlantasummerbeerfest. com.


July 16 Sample tomato-based treats from dozens of chefs and mixologists, while enjoying live music from 1-5 PM at Park Tavern, 500 10th St. (corner of 10th and Monroe), Atl. Hosted by Chef Ford Fry, this 9th annual event benefits Georgia Organics. $60 ($50 adv., $125 VIP).

CANDLER PARK MUSIC & FOOD FESTIVAL June 2-3 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. $25 ($80 VIP).


Summer Film favorites presented on a 26’ x 56’ big screen at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Schedule TBA. 855/285-



Aug. 12 17th annual event features live music, classic southern BBQ and cold beer. 630 East Lake Dr. and Harmony Park in Oakhurst, Decatur. $20 (free, 12 & under).

Mall of Georgia’s Star Spangled Fourth

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children’s activities, entertainment, music, food vendors and fireworks at Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Pkwy. 678/297-6130.

downtown Atlanta at this annual event. Details TBA. 404/222-7275.

music by The Breakfast Club, and a fireworks finale in Lilburn City Park. 5:30-10 PM.



off the fun at 7 AM, followed by a pet show, patriotic ceremony, classic cars, All American Market, Adventure Zone, live entertainment and parade (5 PM) in the downtown Square, with fireworks at the UNG drill field.

kids rides and inflatables, music by The Woody’s and A1A, food & drink concessions, fireworks at 9:35 PM, and a screening of “The LEGO® Batman Movie.” 3333 Buford Dr., Buford.

July 4 Celebrate from 6-10 PM with

Barbecue & BLUEGRASS AT BARRINGTON July 4 Old-fashioned family fun

from 10 AM-4 PM with live music, children’s games & crafts, and food & drink concessions in the backyard of Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell. Free. 770/640-3855.

July 4 Fabulous fireworks light up

July 4 A Firecracker 5k/10k kicks


Duluth Celebrates America

extravaganza at Robin Lake Beach. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.

with live bands, family activities, food trucks, vendors and fireworks at 10 PM on the Town Green.



transformed into a beach, with 60 tons of sand, children’s boardwalk games, wading pools in the sand, live music, dancing and food court. 5-11 PM. 101 E. Court Square. $10 ($5, ages 4-12).

carnival rides, arts & crafts, Pioneer Village and “Old Ways” demonstrations at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee.

July 1-4 Live music and fireworks

June 16 Decatur Square will be

July 3 Ring in the Fourth a day early

July 21-29 Music performances,

678/553-6573. 706/896-4191.

Duluth Spring Arts Fest


features the work of 125 artists and crafters, plus live acoustic music, children’s play area, food and drinks on the Duluth Town Green, 3167 Main St. 10 AM-5 PM Sat. 11 AM-5 PM Sun.

European country faire with games & rides, food & drink, artists market, music & comedy shows, jousting knights & strolling thespians. 10:30 AM-6 PM. I-85 to exit 61-Peachtree City/Fairburn. 770/964-8575.

June 10-11 New family festival


Center’s annual event features butterfly releases, arts & crafts, food, music, vendors, plant sale and Butterfly Encounter exhibit with free-flying butterflies. 10 AM-3 PM Sat., noon5 PM Sun. $12 (free, 2 & under). 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Free shuttle bus service available from St. Francis School. 770/992-2055.

June 3-4 Step into a 16th century

July 4 Enjoy food, kids activities, live

July 4 The fun starts at 5 PM with


July 4 Marietta Freedom Parade steps off at 10 AM, followed by a festival with live music, arts & crafts, museum tours, food, games and fireworks.


environment at this 14th annual fest at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, with authentic German beer (over 35 brews) and food (from bratwurst to schnitzel), plus live music, sports activities and games. 2-7 PM. $40 ($35 adv.); $10 designated driver tix.



Aug. 26-27 Annual fest at Historic Grant Park with juried and non-juried Artist Markets, live music, Kids Zone, food, 5K Run for the Park (Sat) and Farmers Market (Sun. morning). 10 AM-10 PM Sat., 11 AM-7:30 PM Sun. Free. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atl. Benefits Grant Park Conservancy. 404/521-



and enjoy musical entertainment at Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, from 11 AM-5 PM Sat., 12:30-5 PM Sun. Food available for purchase. 439 Vineyard Way. 706/865-


June (weekends) Sip local wines



Aug. 26 Celebrate the greatness of German beer in a family-friendly

Sept. 16-17 Largest Japanese cultural festival in the Southeast features music and dance performances, taiko drummers, martial arts demonstrations, workshops, a marketplace of goods, exhibits, kids activities and food at Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 10 AM-6 PM. $10 (6 & under, free).


July 3 Celebrate a day early with food vendors, kids’ inflatables and DJ music at 5:30 PM, followed by fireworks at 9:25 PM in Lillian Webb Park.


July 4 Walk, ride or skate in this parade through downtown Decatur at 6 PM, with a 7 PM concert and 9 PM fireworks. 101 E. Court Square.


July 1-4 47th annual celebration on Memorial Lawn. Attraction hours: 10:30 AM-8 PM. Lasershow Spectacular at 9:30 PM with patriotic fireworks finale. Arrive early for park entry.



June 3 Check out 30 of the world’s rarest Jeeps, tour Omix-ADA’s 230,000-square-foot facility in Suwanee, plus a kids’ zone, food trucks and raffles, from 10 AM-2 PM. Free. 460 Horizon Dr. 770/614-6101.


Sept. 2-4 31st annual art fest at Glover Park in the Marietta Square with a juried artist market of original works by 175 artists, Children’s Art Alley, Chalk Spot street art and more. Free admission. 10 AM-5 PM. 50 N. Park Square. 404/966-8497.


June 16-18 The Cobb County branch of the NAACP hosts this 14th annual event in Glover Park on the Marietta Square to commemorate the date the last U.S. slaves were freed. Evening Under the Stars, 6-11 PM Fri. Juneteenth Cultural Festival, 10 Southern Seasons Magazine



Party at Virginia/Highland Island (8-11 PM Fri., 9-11 PM Sat.), 5K Road Race and Tot Trot (Sat.), food and beverages. 10 AM-11 PM Sat., 10 AM-6 PM Sun. Virginia Avenue between N. Highland Avenue and Park Drive.


June 3-4 Family-friendly festival features chicken wings from over a dozen restaurants, live music, Kid Zone with inflatables, and arts & crafts in the beautiful setting of Etowah River Park, 600 Brown Industrial Pkwy., Canton. Noon-10 PM Sat., noon-6 PM Sun. Free; food/drink tix available for purchase. 404/640-4393.


Sundays Pop-up market of wares by 40 local artists, noon-3 PM, The Shed at Ponce City Market.

Marietta Art in the Park Festival – Sept. 2-4 AM-7 PM Sat. Gospel Festival, 3-7 PM Sun. Free. 50 Park Square, Marietta.


Marietta SQUARE ARTISAN MARKET June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, Aug. 12 & 26 Open-air showcase of locally-

created fine art and premium handcrafted goods on Mill Street by Glover Park. 9 AM-2 PM, 2nd & 4th Sat., AprilNov.


Sept. 16-17 26th annual event on the Marietta Square features arts & crafts booths, Kids Zone, Tiny Tot Town, Toy Box Trot fun run, Hubcaps and History Car Show (Sat.), Military, Motorcycles & More Cruise-In (Sun.), and Marietta Grassroots Music Festival. Supports the Marietta Museum of History. 9 AM-9 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 50 N. Park Square. 770/794-5710.


Aug. 27 Sample 100+ flavors of homemade ice cream and enjoy live music and children’s activities at this old-fashioned social on Roswell Square to benefit The Drake House. 2-4 PM. $6 ($20 per family). 610 Atlanta St. 770/587-

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Free family fun at Mall of Georgia in Buford, with 9 PM movie screenings on the Village Amphitheater lawn, live concert from 6:30-8:30 PM, and kids’ bounce houses. Concessions available. Bring blankets & lawn chairs. June 3 Dean Taylor & The Better 106

Days; “Pete’s Dragon.” June 10 Line 6; “Monster Trucks.” June 17 Beetle Wings; “Deepwater Horizon.” June 24 The Woody’s; “Trolls.” July 4 Star Spangled Fourth: music by The Woody’s and A1A, fireworks, and “The LEGO® Batman Movie.” July 8 Brent Gafford Band; “Hidden Figures.” July 15 Line 6; “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” July 22 Foxes & Fossils; “Moana.” July 29 Dean Taylor & The Better Days; “Kong: Skull Island.”

music, street market, children’s play area, festival foods and beverages. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 1215 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl.


Sept. 1-4 Family-friendly festival with arts & crafts, rides, games, dancers, musicians and fireworks at dusk on Mon. at Sam Smith Park in Cartersville. 4-11 PM Fri., noon-11 PM Sat. & Sun., noon-10 PM Mon. $5 (under 12, free); $20 daily wristband for unlimited carnival rides. 770/974-9033.


June 24 Annual fundraiser features local craft beer, food, live music and silent auction at Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur. 4-8 PM. Ages 21+ only. Ticketed event. wyldecenter. org/beer-garden/.


June 16-17 Mountain Top Rodeo,

world-class competitive action, 8 PM. Midway of vendors & exhibitors opens at 6 PM. $15 ($5, ages 4-12); $5 parking. R-Ranch in the Mountains, Dahlonega.




June 24-25 Community event with fine arts & crafts, street market, kids’ play area, live acoustic entertainment, food and beverages. 592 N. Angier Ave. NE, between North Ave. and Ralph McGill Blvd., Atl. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 404/845-0793.

June 10 A celebration of all things

lavender on the grounds of Barrington Hall with demonstrations, children’s activities, Zen Zone, live music, vendors (fine art, crafts, antiques, foods, plants and garden art), food trucks and lavender beer. 10 AM-5 PM. Free parking available at Roswell Presbyterian Church (north lot) with shuttle service. 535 Barrington Dr.



off at 7 AM with an 8K road race at Wills Park, Old Milton Pkwy.; followed by city band (9:15 AM), Memorial program (10 AM) and parade (10:30 AM) with floats, marching bands, military units, classic cars, clowns and candy on Roswell St. Parade ends at American Legion, 201 Wills Road, with free hot dogs, drinks and activities.

Sept. 1-3 Sea Island hosts a weekend of food and fun with top chefs and live music. 800-SEA-ISLAND.

Aug. 5 Celebration for veterans kicks


PIEDMONT PARK SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL Aug. 19-20 Enjoy visual arts and family fun in Piedmont Park with 250 participating artists, acoustic


Virginia-Highland Summerfest

June 3-4 34th annual fest in one of Atlanta’s most charming historic neighborhoods features a juried artist market of 250+ fine artists, live music on stage, local market of hand-made products from soaps and candles to baked goods and dog treats, KidsFest with games, crafts and entertainment (10 AM-3 PM daily), Acoustic Street

June 25, Aug. 6 Bridal extravaganza at Infinite Energy Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth (6/25 show), and Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. (8/6 show). Noon-5 PM. $15 ($12 online).


June 3 National Trails Day Hike at Red Top Mountain State Park in Acworth and Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site in Cartersville. June 9 Moonlight Mountain Hike at Panola Mtn. State Park, Stockbridge. 800/864-7275.


June 10 Explore Southwest Atlanta with self-guided home tours, lunch and reception. 9:30 AM-5 PM. $50 ($20, tours only). 404/885-7812.

PAW Patrol Live!

July 8-9 Join Nickelodeon’s popular pups for “Race to the Rescue,” a high-energy musical adventure at the Fox Theatre, Atl. 855/285-5499.

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s “Curious Garden”


Through Sept. 28 Cocktails in the Garden, 6-10 PM Thursdays. Through Oct. 29 “The Curious Garden,” 11 site-specific installations that spotlight ABG’s plant collections and conservation work in a bold way, from spray-painted trees to sparkly old chandeliers dripping with plants. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/8765859.

Gainesville location: Through July 15 “Ribbit the Exhibit,” 23 whimsical copper frog sculptures by North Carolina artist Andy Cobb. 1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville. 404/888-4760.


Through Sept. 25 Garden Tour Mondays, 9:30 AM weekly. Free. June 10 Roswell Lavender Festival. July 4 Barbecue & Bluegrass. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell. 770/640-



July 7-8 Garden festival in the mountain resort community of Highlands, N.C., features multiple events, including a flower show and horticulture exhibits. Proceeds support The Bascom, a nonprofit visual arts center. 828/526-4949.


June 10 American Hydrangea Society’s 23rd annual tour features beautiful hydrangea-filled gardens, both large and small, throughout

metro Atlanta. 9 AM-5 PM. $30 tour and annual membership.


June 16-18, July 14-16, Aug. 18-20 North Atlanta’s premier market for antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture and re-claimed architectural, home & garden decor. 1321 Atlanta Hwy., Cumming. 9 AM-5 PM Fri., 9 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $3. 770/889-



The Atlanta Botanical Garden offers a double dose of fun this summer. “The Curious Garden” features 11 site-specific installations that spotlight its plant collections. “Ribbit the Exhibit,” on view through July 15 at the Gainesville location, showcases 23 copper frog sculptures by Andy Cobb.

June 3-4 10th annual festival, held at multiple locations in Douglas County, features a standard flower show, miniature gardens, Master Gardeners’ vegetable garden scarecrows, Courthouse Gallery art exhibit. Produced by the Douglas County Tourism and History Commission. 678/449-3939.

SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKETS SHOWS June 8-11, July 6-9, Aug. 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.

“Ribbit the Exhibit” at ABG Gainesville Exhibitions

Through Sept. 30 “Anne Morgan’s War.”

Through March 2018 “Uncle Sam Wants You!”

Through July 2018 “Fields of Battle – Lands of Peace.” 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl.

404/814-4000. atlantahistorycenter. com.


June 16 & 30, July 14 & 28, Aug. 11 Jazz on the Lawn concerts. Sept. 9 Salute to America and the Arts benefit. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. 404/872-




June 2-July 21 Florida State

June 17-18 Juneteenth, family

program commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., with activities, performances and crafts. 11 AM-4 PM Sat., noon-4 PM Sun.


University “Flying High” Circus at Robin Lake Beach Dome, 3:30 PM Mon., Thurs., Sat. & Sun.; 8 PM Fri. & Sat. (plus 3:30 & 6 PM July 4). Free with admission.

June 17 Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon. July 1-4 Star Spangled Beach Party with music and fireworks.

Aug. 27 Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon and 5K. Sept. 1-3 Hot Air Balloon Fest with balloon glow at Robin Lake Beach, balloon flights, live music, classic cars, Kids Zone, beach activities and more. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.


June Music at Noon, noon-1 PM Tues. & Thurs.; Wednesday WindDown, 5:30-8 PM Wed. at Southern Company Amphitheater. July 4 Fourth of July Celebration. 265 Park Avenue West NW, Atl. 404/222-7275.


Ongoing Trail Hikes, River Canoes,

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FUN AROUND TOWN PM with fireworks finale, free.

Sept. 2-4 Labor Day Weekend: Lasershow & Fireworks. Sept. 7-10 Yellow Daisy Festival. Vehicle entry fee. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 770/498-5690.




Home Games June 5-8 Philadelphia Phillies June 9-11 New York Mets June 16-18 Miami Marlins June 19-22 San Francisco Giants June 23-25 Milwaukee Brewers July 4-5 Houston Astros July 14-16 Arizona Diamond Backs July 17-19 Chicago Cubs Aug. 1-3 Los Angeles Dodgers Aug. 4-6 Miami Marlins Aug. 8-9 Philadelphia Phillies Aug. 18-20 Cincinnati Reds Aug. 21-23 Seattle Mariners Aug. 25-27 Colorado Rockies Sept. 4-6 Texas Rangers Sept. 8-10 Miami Marlins Games at SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave., Atl.




Animal Encounters, Creature Features. June 3-4 Flying Colors Butterfly Fest. June 5-July 31 Butterfly Encounter, live butterfly exhibit. June 17 Possum Trot 10K & 1-Mile Fun Run. June 22, Aug. 24, Sept. 28 Sunset Sips, 6:30-9:30 PM. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy live local music and a cash bar at this family-friendly event. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770/992-



June 10-Sept. 4 “Blue Man Group – Making Waves,” national touring exhibit created by the Boston Children’s Museum and Blue Man Group unites science and art with a multi-sensory exploration of sound and music. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atl. 404/659-KIDS.

Opening June 17 “Titans of the Ice Age 2D,” an unforgettable trip back in time to an ancient world of ice and majestic woolly beasts. Ongoing Fernbank After Dark, handson science and activities for ages 21+ on 2nd Friday of each month. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.

AREA 13.1/TerrestrIAl 5K

Aug. 19 Alien-themed night road race on a flat and fast course at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. Start time: 7 PM, half marathon; 7:10 PM, 5K. Proceeds support Bwanali Chipole Victory, Inc.


July 22-30 Atlantic Station hosts this professional men’s tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts as part Ongoing Weekend guided tours. $12

FERNBANK MUSEUM of natural history


Mastodons,” explore these giant creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago in a captivating exhibit with fossils, artifacts, interactives and immersive media. Giant Screen Theater Through June 16 “Dream Big,” venture from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds in a celebration of engineering marvels. Summer “Amazon Adventure 3D,” the story of Henry Bates’ 11-year journey through the perilous rainforest.

outdoor exhibit features 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects allowing them to move and roar. Summer Lasershow Spectacular, Memorial Lawn. June 10-July 30 Summer at the Rock, with family-friendly activities and attractions at Crossroads, including Geyser Towers, SkyHike, Scenic Railroad and more. Adventure Pass. July 1-4 Fantastic Fourth Celebration on Memorial Lawn. Attraction hours: 10:30 AM-8 PM. Lasershow at 9:30

June 9 Hit the streets for a fun 6-mile night bike ride to benefit Bert’s Big Adventure. Open to all skill levels and ages; costumes encouraged. Starts and ends at Piedmont Park, with traffic-free route through Atlanta neighborhoods, chaperoned by Atlanta Police Dept. Registration and kickoff party: 7 PM. Ride: 11 PM. $35.

June 10 Tunes from the Tombs music festival, featuring all genres of music, beer & wine and food trucks. June 17 Juneteenth celebration. June 18, July 8, Aug. 19 Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History, 6 PM. Sept. 9 Love Stories of Oakland. ($6 students & seniors). 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atl. 404/688-


July 4 Patriotic supporters, rolling hills and live music await the 60,000 participants in the country’s largest 10K road race, on a 6.2-mile stretch from Lenox Square to Piedmont Park, Atl.


June 17-Aug. 27 “Mammoths and

1111 Oak St. SW, Atl. $35 ($30 adv.).

world’s most amazing animals, plus keeper talks, training demonstrations, wildlife shows and animal encounters. June 5-9 Art Gone Wild Paint-Out Week. Watch 40 select artists create animal-inspired works. June 17-18 Art Gone Wild Art Sale. June 18 Father’s Day at the Zoo. Aug. 5-6 Wild World Weekend. Aug. 12 World Elephant Day. Sept. 9 Play the Animal Way. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atl. 404/624-

“Dinosaur Explore” at Stone Mountain Park

July 15 Westside 5K, West End Park, Ongoing Free fitness classes: beltline. org/fitsignup. Bus and walking tours:

Summer Enjoy more than 1,000 of the

This fun new family attraction features more than 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects, a dino dig play area, a T. rex meet & greet and more.



Through Dec. 31 “Dinosaur Explore,”

“Dream Big” at Fernbank Museum “Big Bertha,” the six-story tall cutter head of the world’s largest tunnel boring machine, is being used to drill a double-decker highway tunnel under downtown Seattle.

of the USTA’s US Open Series. 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW.


June 3-10 Georgia’s largest family oriented bicycling event is venturing from Athens to Brunswick, covering about 55 miles per day. Daily postride “brag-tivities” and evening fun.


Bike MS: Atlanta Peach Ride 2017

Oct. 21-22 Cycling fundraiser with start/finish in downtown LaGrange. Multiple route options available.

and journey down the historic Etowah River on the Georgia River Network’s canoe/kayak camping adventure. Daily paddling trips average 17 miles.

706/409-0128. georgia.


June 17 10K Race & 1-Mile Fun Run at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell. A fun, flat and fast course along the river banks, 7-10 AM. Qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. Pre-registration required. 770/992-

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June 26-July 1 Elite amateur golfers

June 2-4 WERA Cycle Jam June 17-18 NASA July 29-30 SCCA Double SARRC Aug. 25-27 GridLife motorsports

compete at Druid Hills Golf Club at this internationally-ranked tournament.

Sept. 9-10 WERA Regional Double


festival and electronic music concert.

Header 5300 Winder Hwy., Braselton.


annual race with a 5K & 10K Run and 5K Walk at The Collection at Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming. 11 AM-noon. The event seeks to increase awareness about the plight of children in need.

Steve Smith Topgolf Challenge

Sept. 16 Join Vibha at this 18th

GA. 400 Hospitality Highway Century Ride

July 9 Embark on a bike ride on Hwy. Ga. 400 (with all lanes closed to traffic), for 9, 27, 45, 60 or 100 miles. Start/finish in Sky Zone parking lot, Kings Market Shopping Center, 1425 Market Blvd., Roswell. 7 AM start.


Aug. 13-14 Golf with Braves alumni, athletes and celebs at this tournament at Atlanta National Golf Club, White Columns Country Club and Hawks Ridge Golf Club to benefit Aflac Cancer Center & CHOA. 404/785-


Sept. 13 Steve and his celebrity guests will socialize with participants from 4-7 PM at Topgolf Atlanta Midtown, 1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW, during a fun evening of hitting golf balls and competing for prizes. Sponsored by Delta Air Lines to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


June 3 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run & costume contest at Piedmont Park (Charles Allen Drive entrance) to benefit the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s campaign against childhood obesity.


Aug. 7 Inaugural golf tournament at Marietta Country Club, 1400 Marietta Country Club Dr. NW, Kennesaw. Benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.



by the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia with a 5K run & 1-mile fun-run/walk at Perimeter Mall, Atl.

Charities’ annual golf and tennis tournament at St. Ives Country Club, Johns Creek.

Aug. 19 34th annual road race hosted

events/magnolia-run/. 404/527-7155.


Aug. 24 Annual race starts and finishes at Alpharetta City Hall, with Kids Fun Run at 6:30 PM and 5K at 7 PM. Block Party starts at 5 PM, with food trucks, live music and sponsor booths. Park at Milton Center, 86 School Dr., or City Hall, 2 Park Plaza.


June 17-23 Head to north Georgia

June 19 North Fulton Community

678/387-4459. vmalbrough@


RiverPines Golf Club, 4775 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. choa.

org. 770/442-5960.


Explore the Great Outdoors this summer at Georgia State Parks Hike, bike and paddle your way to fitness and fun this summer in one of Georgia State Parks’ clubs. • “Tails on Trails” Dog-Walking Club: Go the distance on seven designated trails at Fort Mountain, Don Carter, Red Top Mountain, Sweetwater Creek, High Falls, F.D. Roosevelt and Fort McAllister state parks. Get a t-shirt, plus a matching bandana for the pup. $15 membership card. tailsontrails • “Park Paddlers” Paddling Club: Navigate 24 miles of scenic waterways at six participating parks, including Chattahoochee Bend, Crooked River, George L. Smith, Reed Bingham, Stephen C. Foster and Sweetwater Creek. Earn a t-shirt. $10 membership card. • “Muddy Spokes” Mountain Biking Club: Tackle 68 miles of terrain on designated trails (from easy to difficult) at 11 state parks: Fort Mountain, Fort Yargo, Magnolia Springs, Mistletoe, Panola Mountain, Red Top Mountain, Richard B. Russell, Tallulah Gorge, Unicoi, Victoria Bryant and Watson Mill Bridge. Bikers score a “mud-splattered” Muddy Spokes t-shirt. $10 membership card. • “Canyon Climbers” Hiking Club: Scale to the top of Amicalola Falls, scout the depths of Providence Canyon, brave the swinging bridge in Tallulah Gorge and master the staircase in Cloudland Canyon. Hike all four parks for a t-shirt. $10 membership card. • “Geocaching” GeoTour: Geo-adventures await at over 40 state parks, with a dozen historic sites on the History Trail GeoTour. Inside each hidden box – or cache – are trinkets for players to trade, as well as log books. purchase club cards at participating parks or online.

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July 14-Aug. 6 “Jesus Christ Superstar,” thought-provoking rock opera with emotional intensity and explosive theatricality. 8 PM Fri. & Sat., 2 PM Sun. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/663-8989.


Aug. 12-27 “The Fantasticks,” funny, romantic musical embraces a timeless fable of love. 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905.


Through June 11 “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3),” epic journey of a slave who fights in the Civil War for his freedom. July 15-Aug. 20 “Little Shop of Horrors,” musical comedy about a budding botanist, his secret crush and the discovery of a bloodthirsty plant. Shows at 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-

Galloway School. Ananse the spider tries to trick Granny into dancing away from her garden but the plan backfires. Aug. 30-Sept. 24 “Shakespeare in Love,” staged at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center. A woman inspires Will to write a masterpiece against a background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-4650.


Aug. 15-20 Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Staged at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. atlanta.


the 1960’s Doo Wop Musical, featuring the hits “Fools Fall in Love,” “Earth Angel” and more. 384 Manor Dr., Historic Stone Mountain Village.




“MAMMA MIA!” – June 13-18 – Fox Theatre Aug. 19 MC Hammer Sept. 23 Fitz and the Tantrums Postgame concert, free with paid game ticket. SunTrust Park. 800/745-

July 13-30 “Life Could Be A Dream,”


June 10 Jake Owen July 16 NEEDTOBREATHE

Bill Bernstein

June 2-July 16 “The Dancing Granny,” staged at Conant Performing Arts Center, Spelman College and The

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June 9-25 “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” the classic love story of Belle and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. Aug. 18-Sept. 3 “My Fair Lady,” a cockney flower girl is transformed into an elegant lady in this beloved musical with one of theatre’s greatest scores. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, Marietta. 404/377-9948.

June 23, 25 Roswell Patriotic

Celebration, inspiring musical tribute with the 120-voice RUMC Sanctuary Choir at 7:30 PM Fri. & 3 PM Sun. at Roswell United Methodist Church.


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June 23 Chris Botti with ASO Aug. 9 Stephen Stills & Judy Collins Aug. 16 Donald Fagen & The




Nightflyers Aug. 19 Lyle Lovett & His Large Band Sept. 15 The B-52s with ASO Sept. 27 Indigo Girls with ASO Sept. 29 Trey Anastasio with ASO Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 800/745-3000.

FOREIGNER – July 29 – Chastain Park Amphitheatre

the film while the ASO performs the soundtrack live. 8 PM. Family June 11 “Plundering Pirates of Symphony Hall,” 3 PM, swashbuckling afternoon of songs from the high seas. Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Bldg., Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-5000.

June 1, 3 Mark Buller, Britten, Wagner Chris Botti with the ASO POPS! June 9-10 “Singin’ in the Rain.” Watch

July 20-Aug. 27 “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” musical retelling of the medieval love story, set in 1482 Paris. Co-produced with Theatrical Outfit. Performances Tues.-Sun. 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678/226-6222.


June 6 Ann Wilson of Heart July 16 Chevelle Aug. 18 The Magpie Salute 3110 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/8432825.


July 4 Pops Concert to Celebrate America, featuring the 1812 Overture

CALLANWOLDE’S JAZZ ON THE LAWN CONCERT SERIES June 16 Rhonda Thomas June 30 Joe Gransden July 14 Joey Sommerville July 28 Virginia Schenck and The

World Jazz Trio Aug. 11 Bob Baldwin Bring a blanket and picnic, and enjoy great live music at Callanwolde Amphitheater, 980 Briarcliff Road NE. $25 ($20 adv.); free on-site parking.



Monthly Dinner and a Diva series, third Tuesday at Petite Violette, 2948 Clairmont Road NE. June: “Carmen.” July: “Porgy and Bess.” August: “Three Tenors.” 404/634-6268. July 28-29 On the Light Side fundraiser, “The Golden Age of Broadway,” Church of the Atonement, Sandy Springs. 678/301-8013.


June 20-July 23 “Cinderella Della Circus,” high-flying thrills and fairy-tale magic. Aug. 10-13 “Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff,” kooky characters weave together folktales and original stories. Aug. 15-Sept. 17 “Mother Goose,” sing, wiggle and clap along with Mary Mary to sort rhymes and find clues. Film Series June 3 “Where the Wild Things Are.” June 24 “The Adventures of Prince Achmed.” Aug. 5 “ParaNorman.” Special Exhibit Through Sept. 3 “Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City,” spellbinding exhibit of goblins, gowns and behind the-scenes artwork. Aug. 31 Labyrinth Masquerade Ball. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl.


Hats, Modern English, Katrina, Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella July 29 Foreigner 40th Anniversary Tour, Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham Aug. 6 Blondie, Garbage, Deap Vally Aug. 21 Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Edgar Winter Band 4469 Stella Dr. at Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta.

Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA Sept. 14-Oct. 15 Escape to an

imaginary Mexico in this stunning production of acrobatics and artistry, staged under the white-and-gold Big Top at Atlantic Station. cirquedusoleil.



June 11 Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band June 14 Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound, After The Curtain June 15 Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts “The Cosmic Perspective” June 16 Dan TDM June 23 Gregory Porter July 8 A.D. Smith presents Uncle Curly’s Classroom, 2 & 7:30 PM July 25 #IMOMSOHARD Mom’s Night Out: Summer Break Tour Sept. 24 Peppa Pig’s Surprise, 5 PM 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 800/7453000.


June 18 T.I. Aug. 6 Gov’t Mule, Galactic Nov. 7 alt-J 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atl. livenation. com.

CONCERTS BY THE SPRINGS June 11 GLOW July 9 Kinchafoonee Cowboys Aug. 13 The Rupert’s Orchestra Sept. 10 The Tams

Free outdoor concert series from 7-8:30 PM at Heritage Green on the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Blue Stone Road. Gates open at 5 PM. Limited reserved tables available. 404/851-9111.


a life-shattering accident turns a family’s world upside down. The Art Place-Mountainview, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770/516-3330.


Aug. 4-6, 10-12 “Rabbit Hole,”


June 2 Paul Simon June 17 The Gipsy Kings June 21 Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie June 25 Sheryl Crow June 27 John Mellencamp, Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter July 21 Charlie Wilson July 23 The Moody Blues 50th Anniversary Tour July 28 Retro Futura featuring Howard Jones, English Beat, Men Without

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and fireworks, 7 PM, Bandstand on the Decatur Square. 404/872-5338.

ABG Midtown June 18 Gladys Knight July 7 Michael Feinstein: Songs of Sinatra July 21 Barenaked Ladies July 23 Brandi Carlile Aug. 11 American Acoustic: Punch Brothers & I’m With Her Aug. 20 Lifehouse and Switchfoot Aug. 25 Buddy Guy Sept. 8 Garrison Keillor Prairie Home Love & Comedy Show ABG Gainesville June 10 Vince Gill Sept. 30 TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band Outdoor concert series at Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Great Lawn (Midtown) and Ivester Amphitheater

“ROBIN HOOD” – June 2-Aug. 13 Serenbe Playhouse (Gainesville). General admission seating; bring blankets or low chairs. Cash bar and food on-site. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/876-5859.


June 1-18 “Red, Hot and Cole the Musical,” tribute to the music of Cole Porter. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. June 24 Johnny Counterfit, voice impressionist/comedian, 3 & 8 PM. July 13-Aug. 6 “Sister Act,” comedy. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. Aug. 12 Banks and Shane, 3 & 8 PM. Aug. 19 Mayberry Moments, 3 & 8 PM. Sept. 9 Classic Nashville Roadshow: Jason Petty & Katie Deal, 3 & 8 PM. 101 School St. in the Historic Cumming Public School. 770/781-9178.

DUNWOODY’S CONCERTS IN THE PARK June 3 & 17, July 1 & 15 Outdoor

concerts from 7-9 PM at Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Dr. $5 ($3 students). 770/394-3322.


June 2 Joe Gransden Band June 6 Bobby Whitlock, CoCo Carmel June 7-8 Suzy Bogguss June 18 Francine Reed June 21 Josh Kelley July 21 John Hammond July 23 Erin Alvey Aug. 4 LFO, CEONEO Aug. 11 Atlanta Rhythm Section Aug. 18 David Wilcox 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur.



July 28-Aug. 27 Essential Theatre Festival, featuring “Ada and the Memory Engine,” “Another Mother” and “Independent.” West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph David

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“AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” – Aug. 15-20 – Fox Theatre Abernathy Blvd., Atl. 866/811-4111.


June 9 Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour, Darren Knight, 7:30 PM. June 11 “Fantasm - Odyssey of Dream,” 6 PM. Scheherazade’s ancient tales of the adventures of Sinbad are brought to life by Bellydance Evolution. 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atl. at Ga. Tech.



June 3 Soul Series: 112, Jagged Edge, Silk, Bobby V June 8-10 The Avett Brothers June 13-18 “Mamma Mia!” June 29 Bring It Live July 8-9 PAW Patrol Live! July 14 Sturgill Simpson July 15 Tedeschi Trucks Band July 22 Idina Menzel Aug. 15-20 “An American in Paris” Aug. 26 Soul Series: Stephanie Mills, Peabo Bryson, Jody Watley Sept. 2 Soul Series: K-Ci & JoJo, Dru Hill, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Next Sept. 16 Soul Series: Lalah Hathaway, Avery Sunshine, Avant, Jon B Oct. 7 Shopkins Live! Nov. 11 Ringo Starr & His Allstarr Band 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atl. 404/8812100.


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Johnny Cash, outdoor concert staged at Chattahoochee Nature Center. Sept. 14-Oct. 1 “Once on This Island,” smash hit Broadway musical with exhilarating Caribbean rhythms. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770/641-1260.


June 30 Swingin Medallions July 28 Breakfast Club Aug. 25 Live Exchange Party Band Sept. 29 Grapevine Free concert series at 8 PM at Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. Parking available at Cobb County Park Decks.



June 25-Aug. 6 36th season of chamber music in North Carolina’s beautiful mountain setting, with concerts by internationally-known musicians. Concerts: Fri. & Sun. at the Highlands Performing Arts Center; Sat. & Mon. at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers. 828/526-9060.

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Chukkar Farm June 2-3 Sarah Darling June 30-July 1 Emily Shackelton, Kyshona Armstrong

Aug. 4-5 Michael Logen, Beth Wood Sept. 1-2 Tony Arata, Danny Mitchell 1140 Liberty Grove Road, Alpharetta.


Through June 25 “How to Use a Knife,” sharp-edged comedy set in a busy Wall Street restaurant. July 17-Aug. 20 “Blackberry Daze,” a provocative gambler weaves his magic on three unsuspecting women in this murder romance set in a Virginia town. Shows at 8 PM Wed.-Fri., 3 & 8:30 PM Sat. and 5 PM Sun. 1083 Austin Ave., Little Five Points, Atl. 404/584-7450.

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June 11 Daryl Hall & John Oates, Tears for Fears June 16 George Lopez & Cedric the Entertainer LIVE June 25 Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, CNCO July 7 Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga July 11 James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt July 13 Paul McCartney July 14 New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men July 16 Roger Waters July 17 Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, D.R.A.M. July 29 Shawn Mendes Aug. 11 J. Cole

Aug. 13 Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey Aug. 25-26 Ed Sheeran, James Blunt Sept. 9 TLC, Naughty by Nature, Color Me Badd, Montell Jordan, SNAP! Theater June 4 FootNotes Dance & Acrobatics Studio Dance Showcase June 16 “An Evening of Praise: Celebrating Unity in Diversity” June 17 Dòng Nhac Tru Tình Bolero July 29-30 “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Agape Players Sept. 9 “Frozen Heart,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.

laKEWOOD amphitheatre June 2 Train: Play That Song Tour June 6 MUSE, Thirty Seconds to Mars, PVRIS

June 11 Chance the Rapper June 13 Dead & Company June 29 Vans Warped Tour ’17 July 8 8 Tour: Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, Judah & The Lion July 29 Praise in the Park 2017: James Fortune, Jekalyn Carr and Earnest Pugh Aug. 10 John Mayer Aug. 12 Kiss 104.1 Flashback Festival: The Isley Brothers, Keith Sweat, Kid ‘N Play, Evelyn Champagne King Aug. 13 Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows 2002 Lakewood Ave., Atl. 404/443-


Through Nov. 5 (weekends) Free outdoor arts series from 5-8 PM Sat. & Sun. at Findley and Davis plazas, corner of Euclid and Moreland avenues, Atl.


June 10 Katie Deal performs “Today, Tomorrow, and Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline,” 8 PM at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. 770/594-

June 17 Birthday Bash ATL Nov. 11 Jim Gaffigan Nov. 28 Lady Gaga 1 Philips Dr., next to CNN Center.



June 21 Feed Your Senses: Kevin Smith. Bring your lunch and enjoy this free noon performance by the bassist. 80 Forsyth Street NW. 404/413-9TIX.




June 13-18 A celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found, inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs, from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me.” Staged at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. atlanta.


July 9 With opening acts Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat at SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave., Atl. metallica.



July 27-29 “Zanna, Don’t!,” 8 PM, featuring performers ages 14-21. 999 Brady Ave. NW, Atl. 404/448-



June 3 Andrew J. Young International Leadership Awards and 85th Birthday Tribute with performances by Usher, Jill Scott and Wyclef Jean

June 3 Ben Sollee July 1 The Fritz Aug. 5 Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Sept. 2 Lera Lynn Oct. 7 Southern Avenue

Free concerts: 7-9 PM at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road. Food trucks on-site. 770/641-3705.


June 2-Aug. 13 “Robin Hood.” A renegade knight and his band of Merry Men rob from the rich and give to the poor in a riveting outdoor staging. June 22-July 9 “Macbeth.” This Shakespearean masterpiece, starring film and TV star Justin Deeley, comes to life outdoors in the woods of Serenbe, complete with waterfall. Aug. 3-27 “Cabaret.” An American writer pursues an English performer at the Kit Kat Klub in this racy rendition of the musical, set in 1931 Berlin. Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 770/4631110.


Through June 18 “My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy,” Brad Zimmerman’s autobiographical comedy about his struggle to make it as a comedic actor in New York. 1105 Euclid Ave., Atl.


“CINDERELLA DELLA CIRCUS” June 20-July 23 – Center for Puppetry Arts East Meets West. Aug. 19 “The Princess Bride.” Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770/293-0080.

Sept. 12-Oct. 8 “Holler If Ya Hear


premiere by Danai Gurira. Caught in a civil war, five Liberian women must discover how to survive in a hostile world. 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 5 PM Sun. Aug. 12 The Sinkhole Comedy Show, 8-9:30 PM, featuring Mia Jackson, Ian Aber, Shelby Hofer, Big Kenny and host Hayley Ellman. $10, cash bar. One Peachtree Pointe Complex, 1545 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/484-8636.


June 2-25 “Eclipsed,” regional


swinging ’60s French farce about a Parisian lothario with three fiancées. July 14-Aug. 6 “Annie Get Your Gun,” fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley and her romance with sharpshooter Frank Butler. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.


Through June 11 “Boeing, Boeing,”



“ECLIPSED” – June 2-25 Synchronicity Theatre



June 10 A Tribute to Huey Lewis & the News and Hall & Oats: Hip To Be Smooth. June 23-25 “Singin’ in the Rain JR.” Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards from the beloved musical. June 30-July 16 “Jukebox Giants: Motown & More,” high energy song and dance show of hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Shows Fri.-Sun. Aug. 5 A Tribute to Eagles/Alabama:

June 10 Boz Scaggs July 15 KC and the Sunshine Band Aug. 12 Josh Turner Sept. 2 Ben Folds 5039 West Broad St., Sugar Hill.


June 1-18 “The Dancing Handkerchief.” Part magic act, musical and puppet show, this hybrid theatrical extravaganza tells the story of a magician and his curious child. Shows Wed.-Sun. Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atl. 678/528-1500.


July 11-Aug. 6 “Between Riverside and Crazy,” passionate and funny drama about an ex-cop who has had enough. Ages 16+. Staged at 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sat. & Sun. Previews: July 11-13.

Me,” musical inspired by the music and lyrics of late rapper Tupac Shakur. Southwest Arts Center Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atl. 877/725-8849. 404/532-1901.

June 15-17 Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Lauren Alaina

June 23 Chicago, Doobie Brothers July 8 Brantley Gilbert, Tyler Farr, Luke Combs July 13 Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, Chris Janson, Ryan Follese July 16 Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton July 18 Hans Zimmer Live on Tour July 19 Boston, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts July 23 Styx, REO Speedwagon, Don Felder Aug. 2 Nickelback, Daughtry, Shaman’s Harvest Aug. 19 Earth, Wind & Fire, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers Sept. 8 Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young Sept. 16 ASO: Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams Sept. 30 Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Walker Hayes Oct. 7 Crock Fest: Toby Keith, ZZ Top, Midland Oct. 20-21 Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, Chris Lane 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta.



Atchafalaya River Basin

Ultimate Adventure in Louisiana’s

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enture into the swamp at Lake Martin Wildlife Refuge and kayak Bayou Teche. Take Cajun cooking lessons with a private chef and enjoy a seafood boil, along with an array of Louisiana cocktails and cuisine. Visit Whitney Plantation (America’s first slavery museum), the Tabasco factory, a zydeco music studio and an organic pecan farm. Slumber in a cozy, historic B&B in Lafayette or in the country by a pond in Breaux Bridge. Get up close and personal with the incredible nature and culture of Southern Louisiana on Gondwana EcoTours’ new four-day “Ultimate Cajun Country Adventure.” The tour promotes conservation of the local ecosystems and the traditions that make this region so unique. Day trips are additionally offered to New Orleans and the surrounding area, where guests can paddle scenic swamps with naturalist guides, tour a historic sugar plantation, explore the famous Treme neighborhood and learn about the history of Creole culture and jazz music. for more details, visit


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MOUNTA Virginia’s Bath County is a

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by Vivian Holley

Hoping for relief from his rheumatism, Thomas Jefferson traveled to these parts to “take the waters,” as they dubbed it in his day. Since then, 22 other presidents have shown up for soaks and other pursuits – golf is a biggie for both heads of state and less famous folks – along with a parade of high-voltage visitors of varied persuasions.


ou can check out presidential portraits and tales of celebrated guests past at the iconic Homestead (now the Omni Homestead Resort), which marked its 250th birthday last year. Wrapped in 2,300 eye-popping Bath County acres in Virginia’s Western Highlands and famously distinguished by natural healing springs, the Homestead was up and running in 1766 thanks to a land grant awarded by George Washington. The first guests at the wooden 18-

room lodge were greeted before the American Revolution fired its first shots. Oh, the juicy anecdotes. Join the history tour that embarks daily from the concierge desk and you’ll be regaled with stories that bring bygone rock stars to life. A sample: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, who were reputed to expect a red carpet welcome, sans bill, wherever they went, lingered here for a month. Early on check-out day, the pair skipped a stop at the front desk to settle up. Apocryphal? Possibly. But visitors love it. Southern Seasons Magazine


Approaching the Homestead, catching the first glimpse as you top a hill, is a surefire “wow” moment. With its lengthy tapestry of iterations over the years – since a 1901 fire followed by rebuilding, the structure has been a regal Greek Revival-style stretch of red brick centered by a 12-story clock tower – the place is a pleasantly goosebumpy journey through yesteryear. With the addition of thoroughly modern amenities. A compelling sense of place extends from the Great Hall – grand indeed with its 14-foot ceilings and march of white columns – and floral-patterned maze of nooks and crannies, to the decompressing rocking chairs on the front porch (more white columns) and mesmerizing vistas of the Allegheny Mountains. A word about the therapeutic waters. There’s the town of Warm Springs, not to be confused with the town of Hot Springs. Warm Springs is the site of the Jefferson Pools, which are part of the Homestead. Which is in Hot Springs. Warm or Hot, the mineral-rich springs inspired the name Bath County, aptly borrowed from England’s resort city of Bath, renowned for its healing waters since Roman times. At the Jefferson Pools, you can have a soak, depending on your gender, at the octagonal Gentlemen’s Pool House, opened in 1761 and now the oldest wooden spa structure in the United States, or at the adjacent Ladies’ Pool House, debuted in 1836. But don’t count on the luxurious pampering and posh surroundings served up by the Homestead spa. Spartan is the operative word for the Jefferson Pools experience, which locals say remains much as it always was. Not that the Bath County of today is any less appealing than its storied past. Take Garth Newel, a Welsh phrase that translates to “new home.” A must for any visit is acquiring tickets for a concert – classical or contemporary, blues or jazz – at this singular music center set in 114 rolling acres. The Garth Newel Piano Quartet are the resident stars. Be sure to allow time for a stroll and taking in Plein Air Festival, an annual event 118

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views of Dunn’s Gap. With Friday and Saturday concerts come cocktails and a delicious dinner; brunch or a picnic on Sunday. Inviting guest rooms are tucked inside a 1920s Manor House. Did I say delicious? Don’t miss dine-around lures ranging from the resort’s epic breakfast buffet in the stately dining room (still more white columns), to close-by charmers such as Les Cochon D’Or (think mountain trout) and the landmark Waterwheel Restaurant at the Inn at Gristmill Square. Known for its knockout wine cellar, the Waterwheel dining room is set amidst the gears and inner workings of the old mill. 120

Along the way you’ll be beckoned by antique shops, the likes of Springhouse Antiques for 19th-century American treasures and artisan crafts, and art galleries. At Warm Springs Gallery, have a look at the works of established and emerging artists and treat yourself to lunch on the balcony. A cruise along tree-canopied country roads (keep an eye out for frequent deer and the occasional bear) leads to another must: Fort Lewis Lodge. The 3,200-acre property alongside the Cowpasture River – the place for fresh-from-the-garden veggies and handsomely rustic lodging options – is peppered with vintage structures including log cabins, a silo and a gristmill. Head back to the Homestead in time for complimentary tea for resort guests in the Great Hall. Crisp weather? Curl up with your cup and saucer in a comfy wing chair beside a fireplace. If it’s a balmy day, take your ginger pound cake or grapefruit tart to a front porch rocking chair. Like a soak in the springs, it’s sure to melt your stress away. Information:; (800) 838-1766.

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Buzzworthy Openings Reigning queen of all things honeybee, Savannah Bee Company is

3gearing up for its Atlanta debut, with a summer opening at Westside

Provisions District in Midtown. The Georgia-based retailer is known for its premium artisanal honeys and honey-based health and beauty products using all natural ingredients, straight from the hive. Savannah Bee Westside will offer daily honey tastings, a mead bar for honey-wine tastings, a kid’s area and a calendar of workshops and classes. Founded by Ted Dennard, who has spent over 35 years studying the honeybee, the brand is dedicated to preserving this unique species through educational and charitable initiatives, while supporting conservation efforts through The Bee Cause Project. Little Barn Apothecary opened its second retail store at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills earlier this year. The Atlanta-based company creates simple, modern apothecary goods from wild-harvested, certified organic ingredients, with a luxurious line of soaks, washes, mists, scrubs, oils, balms and candles. The new shop at 9131 Selborne Lane features a grand experience station, where guests can try out nurturing remedies in-store, as well as an outdoor meditation courtyard.

Rapid Breast MRI offers new screening method to help save lives at lower costs


new method for screening women with dense breast tissue may potentially save thousands of lives by detecting breast cancer four to six years earlier than mammographic technology, according to original research by Dr. David A. Strahle, chairman of Regional Medical Imaging in Flint, Mich. While imaging with MRI is more effective in spotting cancer for women with dense breast tissue, it is used only for women at high risk for cancer (2% of the population) due to its costs; and mammograms remain the current standard for breast screening. Dr. Strahle’s “Rapid Breast MRI” protocol cuts scan time by 70% to only 7 minutes, significantly reducing costs and enabling its use to screen women with dense breasts. Additionally, unlike tomosynthesis (3D mammography) or mammograms, MRIs don’t use radiation. “This is a major breakthrough,” said Dr. Strahle, whose research was conducted over seven years, with a peer-reviewed paper published Jan. 30, 2017, in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. “I can see a day when we prevent this disease from ending women’s lives.” 122


In 2012, diptyque invented the heavenly home fragrance Hourglass Diffuser. A redesigned version was just launched, featuring optimized fragrance cold diffusion technology in a fresh array of geometric forms and colors. The diffuser scents an entire room in 10 minutes and lasts for up to three months if turned twice a day. Available in six scents; $175 (refills, $60).



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the many faces of beauty

by ronald E. goldstein, DDS

Fillers, Plastic Surgery, or Nothing?

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hanks to the $62 billion U.S. beauty and cosmetics market, we are constantly bombarded with all types of products and services to help us look our very best throughout life. Take Christie Brinkley, for example. She (and her two daughters) graced the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in early 2017 at 63 years old and looked fantastic! Many others feel as one of my patients recently said, “I feel younger than I look.” But there are some of us who refuse to be intimidated by the media onslaught, so this article is about a basic decision: to age gracefully or do all you can to keep looking and feeling great. So is there a special time or age when the decision needs to be made? All of us have a visual concept of how we look. After all, who hasn’t looked into a mirror thousands of times? For most of us that “visual photo” is pretty much embedded into our memory until one day we wake up, look into the mirror and the “spell” is broken. Several studies have shown that we tend to see how we used to look rather than how we look at a particular time. Although it can happen at any age, it usually occurs around age 40. I have seen more new patients seeking a better smile around that age than any other. In plastic surgery it is becoming even younger. So the basic three options today are fillers, plastic surgery or do nothing. Dr. Foad Nahai, a plastic surgeon with the Emory Aesthetic Center, states that he has new patients even in their early twenties for preventative measures. “Now that we can advise patients on preventive anti-aging measures such as diet, lifestyle changes, skin care, and minimally invasive or noninvasive treatment, we are encouraging patients to come in as early as they wish for an evaluation. Although we may recommend preventive measures such as avoiding sun exposure and smoking, skin care can include retinoids, facials and light peels.”

Thanks to the $62 billion U.S. beauty and cosmetics market, we are constantly bombarded with all types of products and services to help us look our very best throughout life. as healthy fats and foods rich in antioxidants. Antioxidant rich foods include blueberries, fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids, and green leafy vegetables. In addition, hydration of the body is key in maintaining optimal skin health, as dehydration may result in a sallow, sunken appearance to the skin, especially the skin around the eyes. Foods high in sugar and refined carbohydrates may aggravate acne and inflammation of the skin.

Anti-wrinkle creams are a billion-dollar industry. Buyers should be aware that product companies advertise to have “anti-aging” wrinkle creams with abilities to make physical changes to the human body are violating FDA regulations, according to Dr. Payman. Making such claims indicate they are drugs, and they have not, in fact, been FDA tested and regulated. When searching for creams, which can actually produce a significant research-backed result, look for key active ingredients. Dr. Payman’s favorite ingredients are the family of retinoic acids and hydroquinones. These come in prescription strengths, are backed by research, and proven to incur change in the skin. Dr. Payman says that “moisturizers and anti-oxidants are great for hydrating skin and plumping up fine lines and wrinkles, but do not possess the ability to stop or prevent aging, and do not have the many years of FDA-regulated research to back their claims.”

is it time for fillers?

The first timely question that should be addressed is when to think about fillers. Dr. Nahai believes that the ideal time to have Botox and/or fillers would be when the patient is ready or when the patient starts seeing some lines and wrinkles that change their skin quality, plus deepening of the folds in the face. Specifically, Dr. Nahai recommends Botox for young individuals who are at risk of developing permanent deep lines in the forehead and around the eyes. He also advises fillers for young individuals who are beginning to show aging signs around the mouth. This includes deepening of the folds which can reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles such as the lip lines best described as lipstick creep.

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According to Dr. Nahai, “Wrinkles are a result of the function of muscles of facial expression, those which make us smile, frown, etc. Sun damage and smoking contribute as well. They can be mostly prevented by limiting sun damage, not smoking, plus skin care with moisturizers. Most effective though are the retinol creams such as Retin A, light peels and of course and best of all, Botox, which prevents the establishment of frown lines along the forehead and the crow’s feet areas.” Gorgeous model Cindy Crawford discussed what works for her in In Style UK, October 2015. She said, “All I can count on is vitamin injections, Botox and collagen. I have a very simple, healthy life, which works miracles. I owe the quality of my skin to my cosmetic surgeon.” If you are looking into treatments that may last longer, Dr. Nahai says that there is a lot of research into fillers and new fillers, coming on the market all the time but not in the U.S. The FDA regulations delay introduction of new fillers. The best examples, according to Dr. Nahai, are Voluma and Perlane, but these have to be injected deep so they are best for the cheeks. Christie Brinkley, author of Timeless Beauty: Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great, wrote, “I have used fillers in super tiny doses and, just like make-up, the best ones are imperceptible. I’ve used them on marionette lines around my mouth.” Southern Seasons Magazine


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are botox injections considered a filler?

Dr. Payman routinely uses a variety of hyaluronic acid-based fillers for patients improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The results are immediate and there is no downtime. She says, “Unlike Botox, fillers have immediate results. The benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers [versus other fillers] are that the results are reversible if desired. Fillers are great because they can treat static lines and wrinkles that are present when the facial muscles are not contracted or in movement. If you are wondering which is best for you, Botox treats lines when the muscles are contracted, and fillers treat lines when facial expression is at rest.” She feels fillers are a great asset to rejuvenating the aging face as a bridge to a face-lift in the future, or when plastic surgery is not desired by the patient.

is there a point plastic surgery may not help?

When it comes to facial rejuvenation, fillers and surgery accomplish very different things. As we get older, we lose volume in our cheeks, bone begins to resorb, and the collagen composition in our skin changes, which leads to loose skin. Injecting fillers in the face helps to restore facial volume and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers are a great option to achieve extra volume and rejuvenate the face, however they will need to be repeated. When fillers alone will usually not suffice, then plastic surgery can provide additional options. Although the face-lift is commonly talked about, there are other surgical options. Many times, a combination of surgery and fillers may be advised.

have celebrities contributed to normalizing plastic surgery?

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just completed her plastic surgery. She had a face-lift done and wanted me to change her smile to complement her new face. I created a more youthful curve in her front teeth, which finalized her vision of a younger and more beautiful face. Phyllis was always incredibly open about the procedures she had done and opened the doors for others to feel comfortable about their plastic surgery. Sharon Osbourne, 65-year-old celebrity co-host of The Talk, discussed how she is on her “third face.” She is open about her many procedures including her face-lifts, eye lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, bum implant and gastric band.

what if you change your mind?

A great number of women, who were perhaps very attractive in high school and college, decide to age naturally. There is no doubt that a number of people chose not to make a decision early on. I’ve talked to many patients who wanted a new smile to have a younger look. When I asked them if they had plans to do something else cosmetic related, they responded that they felt it was too late. This decision had nothing to do with money, and everything to do with a belief that they waited too long. Not that they had to do anything, but by doing nothing, the choice was made. The reason I ask the question is because when shaping the smile to support the lips and cheeks, many times it is dependent on whether the patient wants lip or cheek surgery later on. For instance, I had one patient who in the middle of treatment went to a plastic surgeon to have her lips enhanced. This created more of a shadow on the front teeth. Fortunately, we had time to create a lighter shade since our ceramist had not started constructing the final ceramic restorations. For those who wonder if they have passed the point of no return, Dr. Nahai has advice. “With older individuals and those who have had a little more sun than is good for them, have smoked and did not pamper their skin, the wrinkles may be too deep, the aging changes too far advanced, so the only options

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are surgical. I would predict that with growing awareness of how the face ages, and the readily available preventive measures, we will see far fewer patients who are too far advanced for noninvasives.”

the do nothing philosophy

I have seen many aging patients who are just not interested in fillers or plastic surgery and are content to let age take its course. But would you expect celebrity models, movie and TV stars to think the same? If you said “no,” you would be wrong. Celebrities are no exception to the power of time. Perhaps the most interesting of quotes from those who have not taken advantage of fillers or plastic surgery was cited on Purpleclover. com. Famous supermodel Lauren Hutton, 70, known for the space between her front teeth, has said, “Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be. I don’t think I will ever cut my face, because once I cut it, I’ll never know where I’ve been.” Popular English actress Emma Thompson, 57, stated, “It’s not a normal thing to do, and the culture that we’ve created that says it’s normal, is not normal.” Never at a loss for words, Diane Keaton, 70, commented, “I just don’t know if I want to mess with that. The point is, no

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matter what you do, you’re going to get older and you won’t be here forever. So how do you grapple with it? How do you feel good about yourself?” Always a fitness buff, Jamie Lee Curtis, 57, has regrets about her procedures in the past. She told More Magazine in 2002, “I’ve done it all. I’ve had a little plastic surgery. I’ve had a little lipo. I’ve had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it. I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is ‘anti.’ Aging is human evolution in its pure form. Death, taxes and aging … We are ALL going to age and soften and mellow and transition.” And certainly one of Hollywood’s best, Julia Roberts, 47, said, “(Botox) was not a cute look for me. My feeling is, I have three children who should know what emotion I’m feeling at the exact moment I’m feeling it.” Movie and TV star Jennifer Aniston, 48, is adamant about keeping her natural looks. She told Yahoo! Beauty editor, makeup artist Bobbi Brown, “I am grateful to learn from their mistakes because I am not injecting s**t into my face.” If there is a “bottom line” to this article it is to be totally aware that you do have options. And the sooner you make your decision, the better. So plan as early as possible which route you will take so that when you get to an older age you will be content with your earlier decision – and the way you aged.

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

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By Dr. Karin Luise

Life Lessons that everyone should learn

Life is always trying to teach us how to be the best version of ourselves. Here are some of the top ways to get there:


Move the ego out of the way.

In every reaction, you lead with your ego or your heart. The ego is the fear-based part of the psyche that craves to feel self-important. The heart is the loved-based part of you that seeks compassion and purpose. How do you know if you are leading with ego or heart? Intention is your tell. Ask yourself: Why am I REALLY doing this? An honest dive into your motives will deliver the answer. Ego says, “How dare he do that to me? I’ll show him! I have to prove my point so I can win this one!” Heart says, “I am hurt, but I can’t change him. He is obviously hurting too, and I do not want to expand this negative energy. I will honor my truth, but do it with compassion.” The heart always wins.


Trust your gut.

As they say, your gut reaction is usually right. Why? Because that message is from a higher place, it is from your spirit. And the spirit talks before the mind has a chance to talk you into something else. The soul’s response comes before fear and old narratives try and hijack your internal wisdom. It is when we start second guessing, becoming afraid and asking for everyone’s opinion that we push the voice of our inner wisdom into the 2nd row. Keep it on 1st. 128


Admit when you have screwed up and do something to make it better.

It’s not about being perfect. We all have off moments when we misinterpret a situation and react with our egos (see #1). If you are trying to lead a purposeful life, you want to show that your mistakes are not a true representation of your character. Who you truly ARE is shown by what you do next. A person of integrity looks at his or her own actions, takes appropriate responsibility and seeks to discover what can be done to make things right. Then they actually do them.


Painful experiences are golden lessons.

Life brings us an ongoing, orchestrated cycle of blessings and struggles for a divine reason. We came into this life to evolve as spiritual beings. If we were not challenged, we would never grow and realize who we really are. You know this is true because you can see it in your own life. For example: It is now obvious that painful job loss carved out a path to something better. It is evident that relationship ended because you needed to find yourself again. It is clear you are wiser, stronger and clearer because of all that has come your way. All things are sent to us on a soul level for our own evolution.

“We came into this life to evolve as spiritual beings. If we were not challenged, we would never grow and realize who we really are.” – Dr. Karin Luise

When we remember that, we can ask the Universe, “What am I supposed to learn here?” Then open up for possibilities and allow the natural flow of clarity to occur.


Go play.

Life is meant to be fun. Then why aren’t we? Taking time to play is difficult because we are focused on producing and constantly DOing. Well how about just BEing? And being FUN?! Not only will you feel happier, but your body will release immune-boosting neurotransmitters, making you healthier. In turn, you raise the vibration of your soul – which contributes to the happiness of the entire planet. Yes! More, please!


Stop taking things personally.

Others’ reactions to you are reflections of their own narratives about life. Hurt people hurt people. Happy people make others happy. Next time someone responds to you with judgment, take a deep breath and interrupt your mind’s intent on making it about you. Do not let their words create an emotional carnival in your body that releases stress hormones and pain. Realize this is a beautiful lesson about turning inward for peace instead of outward for validation. Tell yourself “That is about THEM, not

about ME.” Shake it off. Then move on with what you know to be true and beautiful about you . . . and let THAT stick.


You are 100% in charge of the way you feel.

No one is capable of making you feel a certain way. Your emotions are a result of your own interpretations. Your response takes this course: thought g subconscious search through file drawers in the psyche g belief g emotion g physical sensation. Does it make you feel bigger or smaller? If it is “bigger,” you found a positive file and jumped on the Happy Train! If it is “smaller,” you found a negative file and jumped on the Pain Train. We need to get you off. Look at the trigger and realize what YOUR emotional files decided it meant. Remember that pain does not have to belong to you (# 6). Rework it. Pick a new file and flip your feelings. Pull up a positive compliment someone has given you or a super proud memory and expand that in your heart for one minute. There. You did it! You completely took charge of the way you feel, which confirms how powerful you really are. Now go be amazing! Dr. Karin Luise is an Award-winning author, therapist, whole life coach and host of the dr. karin show on Southern Seasons Magazine


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4Spruce up the salad bar with a pair of Heart of Haiti Horn Salad Servers, handcrafted from horn by Haitian artisans in a fair trade partnership with Global Goods Partners.

5Perfect for summer

entertaining on the patio, the Zen Green Leaf Platter is a generous serving dish that’s as practical as it is pretty. Polished with a high-gloss finish, the platter is made of restaurant-grade, BPA-free melamine so it’s shatterresistant.


4A fair trade product from Peru,

this Tree of Life wooden tray features a folk art style painting on the glass inset. Using a “reverse” painting technique (dating to the Middle Ages), the design is silk screened onto the reverse side of the glass, with details painted first and background color last.

3Working out of an old cotton mill in Maine, Erin Flett embraces the art of design with an everexpanding line of fun, fresh fabrications, each one handmade and hand-printed in her signature retro chic style. Her decorative home goods for the kitchen range from mix-and-match cotton napkins and placemats to canvas aprons, birch-veneered trays and silkscreened juice glasses. Left: Veggie print apron. Below: Picnic print napkins.


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by jennifer bradley franklin

The bigger (the flavor), the better

The Federal packs a mighty punch with its curated menu


e live in a bigger-is-better world. Supersized car? Sure. Extra-large suite? Absolutely. But in restaurants, often more is just, well, more. At a recent meal at The Federal, the latest restaurant from long-time Atlanta chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere, I was happily struck by the diminutive, jewel box space and tightly curated menu. Make no mistake, though: big flavors are the name of Doty’s kitchen game. Opened in November, The Federal overtook the space that used to house his other creation, Bantam + Biddy. Those who loved the chicken-centric eatery won’t recognize it now. Doty tapped NO Architecture’s Tim Nichols to transform it into the French bistro-American steakhouse mashup it is today. The facade facing Crescent Avenue is Hermès-orange, and the interior features 132

corresponding banquettes lining the walls, warm wooden floors and white tablecloth-dressed tables, covered in butcher paper and surrounded by simple onyx chairs. At just 45 seats, it’s intimate by design. If you allow your imagination to wander, you might just believe you’re seated in a Parisian brasserie instead of in Midtown Atlanta. A glance at the focused menu revealed that, curated though it is, it features a number of Doty’s signature dishes, developed over a 20-year restaurant career, including his cult following-inducing pork schnitzel and chopped chicken liver with cornichons. Steak plays a starring role, though, so I made my plan around it as the centerpiece. For the first course I chose a delicate blue crab cake, served with crisp napa cabbage and bright mint slaw and dressed with tart grainy mustard. My guest picked the oxtail French onion soup.

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If you allow your imagination to wander, you might just believe you’re seated in a Parisian brasserie instead of in Midtown Atlanta. Doty cleverly makes an already decadent classic a notch more interesting with overnight oxtail broth with butter and onions, baguettes from Buckhead Bread Company and topped with sweet and nutty cave-aged Gruyère. The simplicity of the dish descriptions belie their complexities. They aren’t the sort of self-aggrandizing mini novels favored by many of our city’s chefs. My guest’s selection read simply “16 oz Strauss grass-fed ribeye.” The truth of the dish was so much more. The kitchen takes a beautifully marbled ribeye sourced from small farms in the Strauss Family network and trims out any large pieces of fat and connective tissue. Then, “moo glue,” a blend of enzymes, is used to bind the steak back together, so that every bite is tender and earthy, with no need to trim anything away. I opted for an Iowa premium filet mignon (at $5 per ounce, you can choose precisely how much you order), perfectly medium rare, with a crust only achieved by cooking the beef in seasoned cast iron. If all veggies were as decadent as the mashed fingerling potatoes and impossibly rich creamed spinach, we wouldn’t have trouble getting the most ardent of meat-eaters to consume them. For true meat connoisseurs, Doty is working with Buckhead Beef to dry age steaks to his specifications, including a 28-day Kansas City Strip and a 50-day aged Manhattan cut. The service on a busy weeknight was a bit mercurial, our server working in tandem with other staffers. Sometimes it felt that perhaps, even in a tight space, one didn’t know what the other was up to. Even minor service inconsistencies couldn’t diminish the charm of a confidently executed menu, crafted with maturity that can only come from the kind of experience Doty and Gummere boast. At The Federal, big, bold flavors are juxtaposed with the diminutive space to dramatic effect. The Federal, 1050 Crescent Ave., Atlanta. 404/343-3857. 134

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ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE 2355 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/254-0219. 4075 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770/837-3440. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings, 770/384-0012. 4745 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770/408-0110. Southern regional cooking with an edge. } ARIA 490 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Atl. 404/2337673. Buckhead hot spot with creative “slow food” served in a sleek space. Signature dishes include Niman Ranch Slow Roasted Pork and Zinfandel Braised Beef Short Rib. p }}} ★★★ ATLAS 88 W. Paces Ferry Road NW @ St. Regis Atlanta, 404/600-6471. Farm-fresh, seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences. 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 }}} ★★★★ 136

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

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

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. A community restaurant that appeals to a broad range, a la celebrated Athens chef Hugh Acheson, with Southern dishes served in a meat-andthree format. p }}

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., 404/352-3547. 3655 Roswell Road NE, Atl., 404/549-3298. Unique menu of burgers, sandwiches, sides and salads served in a contemporary space. } GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/264-0253. 848 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., 404/870-0805. Hand crafted beer and made-from-

scratch food served in a fun atmosphere. p } GRACE 17.20 5155 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 320, Peachtree Corners. 678/421-1720. Creative, seasonal menu presented in a comfortable, stylish atmosphere with gracious service. p }} ★★ HAVEN RESTAURANT AND BAR 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-0700. Casual neighborhood dining with a fresh seasonal menu and an impressive wine list. p }} ★★★ HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN 1551 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/968-2288. Comfort pub cuisine and craft beers in a communitydriven establishment in Ansley Park. p } HOLEMAN & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/948-1175. Hailed as a British gastropub with a Southern accent, with savvy cocktails and a meaty menu. } HOUSTON’S 2166 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/351-2442. 3321 Lenox Road, Atl., 404/2377534. 3539 Northside Pkwy., Atl., 404/262-7130. Lavish portions of fresh American fare, from hickory-grilled burgers to tender, meaty ribs. } ★ JCT. KITCHEN & BAR 1198 Howell Mill Road, Ste. 18, Atl. 404/355-2252. A casual, yet upscale setting to enjoy such specialties as angry mussels, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, truffleparmesan fries and Georgia peach fried pies. p } 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., Ste. 1150, Atl. 404/523-7600. The latest creation of John C. Portman Jr. combines refined cuisine and contemporary elegance, with innovative dishes made with fresh local ingredients. p h }}} LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR 659 Peachtree St. @ Georgian Terrace Hotel. 404/8975000. Fresh American cuisine in a classy setting. p }} LOBBY BAR AND BISTRO 361 Seventeenth St., Atl. 404/961-7370. Stylish yet casual modern American bistro with a diverse seasonal menu,

Milton’s from small bites to elaborate dinners, served in an alluring atmosphere. p } LOCAL THREE 3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atl. 404/968-2700. Farm-fresh seasonal fare, from Ga. Mountain Trout to Springer Mountain Farm Chicken Pot Pie, served in a comfy space. p } MILTON’S CUISINE & COCKTAILS 800 Mayfield Road, Milton. 770/817-0161. Feast on Southern specialties, from sweet potato and shrimp fritters to fried chicken and pork loin, in the charming setting of a restored farmhouse and 1930s cottage. p }} 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, food and wine served in a renovated urban warehouse space. p } ★★

PARK 75 75 14th St. NE @ Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. 404/253-3840. Seasonal and regional favorites, from crispy lobster with shittake sticky rice and Asian vegetables to barbecue “Kobe” shortrib with smoked Gouda grits, in an elegant setting. p }} ★★★ PUBLIK DRAFT HOUSE 654 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/885-7505. Great gastropub cuisine served in a fun place. p } RATHBUN’S 112 Krog St., Atl. 404/524-8280. New American food served with Southern flair in a swanky space at the Stove Works in Inman Park. p }} ★★★★ RESTAURANT EUGENE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/355-0321. Seasonal cuisine and boutique wine combined with gracious service in

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Fifth Group Restaurants’ executive pastry chef Eric Wolitzky is reimagining the dessert menu at Ecco with new dishes including Seasonal Strudel (above) with apple, golden raisin and dried plum and St. Andre cheese; and Linzer Torte (left), a hazelnut and almond pastry with Morello cherry jam and elderflower sabayon.

Ecco a sophisticated spot in the Aramore Building. p }}} REVIVAL 129 Church St., Decatur. 470/226-6770. Kevin Gillespie’s family-style dining experience with traditional Southern-inspired dishes and farmfresh ingredients. p }} SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN 11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770/569-9199. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl., 770/804-8880. City chic yet casual atmosphere featuring contemporary American cuisine with global influences. p }} 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 }} SHULA’S 347 GRILL 3405 Lenox Road NE @ Atlanta Marriott Buckhead. 404/848-7345. Signature meals from Hall of Fame football coach Don Shula in a casual chic setting. p } 138

SOUTH CITY KITCHEN 1144 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl., 404/873-7358. 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. SE, Vinings, 770/435-0700. 3350 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/815-6677. The Old South meets the big city, with delicious contemporary Southern cuisine. p }} ★★★ SOUTHERN ART 3315 Peachtree Road NE @ InterContinental Buckhead. 404/946-9070. Southern-spun cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere, with an artisan ham bar, vintage pie table, and sophisticated bar and lounge. 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. } ★★★

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 }}}

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 }}

TAP 1180 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/347-2220. Gastropub with innovative comfort food, extensive draft beer and barrel wine selections, and convivial setting. p }

VILLAGE TAVERN 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta. 770/777-6490. Fresh fish, pastas, salads, chicken, steaks and chops in an upscale, casual 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.

WATERSHED ON PEACHTREE 1820 Peachtree Road, NW, Atl. 404/809-3561. Southerninspired menu – from fried pimento cheese sandwich to bone-in ribeye with black truffle gravy – in farmhouse-chic setting. p }}

THE CAFE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, BUCKHEAD 3434 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/2407035. American cuisine splashed with the flavors of coastal Italy, France and Spain, plus premium wine selections, live piano music and seasonal patio seating. p }}} ★★ THE FEDERAL 1050 Crescent Ave., Atl. 404/343-3857. A bistro inspired by French cuisine and the traditional American steakhouse. p }}

YEAH! BURGER 1168 Howell Mill Road, Ste. E, 404/496-4393. 1017 N. Highland Ave., Va.-

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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 }}


FIRE OF BRAZIL 218 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. 404/525-5255. A host of Gauchos offer choice cuts of grilled Angus beef, chicken, lamb, pork and sausage, slow roasted over an open flame in the Brazilian tradition and seasoned to perfection. p }}} FOGO DE CHAO 3101 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/266-9988. Delectable cuts of fire-roasted meats, gourmet salads, fresh vegetables and side dishes. p }}} ★★★


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

HONG KONG STAR 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 110, Marietta. 770/509-2129. Exciting dishes with Asian flair, from Broccolini Beef to Tandoori Shrimp, with great service in an inviting setting. } P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO 7925 N. Point Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770/992-3070. 500 Ashwood Pkwy., Atl., 770/352-0500. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford, 678/546-9005. 1624 Cumberland Mall, Ste. LS108, Atl., 770/803-5800. Enjoy diced chicken wrapped in lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wok-fried scallops with lemon sauce in a stylish space. p }} THE REAL MANDARIN HOUSE 6263 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/255-5707. Upscale Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, with dishes ranging from Orange Beef and Sake Sea Bass to Peking Duck and Lettuce Wrap Chicken. } ★★


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 }}


BISTRO NIKO 3344 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/261-6456. Regional comfort French cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Specialties include white Gulf shrimp, sautéed short smoked mountain trout and Maine cod. p }} buckheadrestaurants. com. ★★★★ LA PETITE MAISON 6510 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404/303-6600. Charming French bistro offers everything from filet mignon to grilled salmon in a charming setting. } ★★ LE BILBOQUET 3035 Peachtree Road, Ste. A180, Atl. 404/869-9944. Simple, classic French cooking brings 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 }}} ★★★


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


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. ★★★★

DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/844-4810. Simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, from aged steaks to unique pasta creations and signature veal chop. p }} DØUBLE ZERØ NAPOLETANA 5825 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/991-3666. Southern Italian featuring the cuisine of the Campania region of Italy, as well as Neapolitan pizza. p }} FLOATAWAY CAFE 1123 Zonolite Road, Ste. 15, Atl. 404/892-1414. Fresh seasonal cuisine is created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences. p }}


IL GIALLO OSTERIA & BAR 5920 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/709-2148. Constantly evolving menu represents Italy’s Coastal regions, from fresh hand-made pastas to cured meats, cheeses and olive oils, served in an inviting atmosphere. 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 }}

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 }} ★★★★

ANTICA POSTA 519 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-7112. Tuscan cuisine served in a cozy bungalow with an extensive 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 }} 140

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. Divine dining in a nostalgic setting reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy. p } MEDICI 2450 Galleria Pkwy. @ Renaissance Waverly Hotel. 770/953-4500. Mediterraneaninspired Tuscan grill with herb-rubbed prime steaks, hand-crafted pastas and market-fresh seafood. p }} 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. p }} PRICCI 500 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/237-2941. Creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, tortelli pasta, beef short rib ravioli and roasted Mediterranean sea bass. p h }} ★★★★

SOTTO SOTTO 313 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atl. 404/523-6678. Italian dishes, 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

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Proving that there’s more to Greek cuisine than spanakopita and baklava, Maria Benardis shares over 100 treasured recipes from her Greek heritage, updating the classics for the modern cook in a beautifully photographed book. With an emphasis on eating for health, healing and well-being, the dishes feature an abundance of vegetables, healthy fats and wholesome ingredients. Among the offerings: Barley and Pomegranate Salad, Chargrilled Haloumi in Grape Leaves, Deep-Fried Artichokes with Yogurt and Walnut Dip, AeginaStyle Salmon with Pistachio Crust, Hellenic Filo Pizza with Lamb and Tzatziki, and Saffron Rizogalo with Cinnamon Spun Sugar. Sidebars on ancient Greek wisdom add to the flavor. n THE SOUTH’S BEST BUTTS: pitmaster secrets for southern barbecue perfection, matt moore (oxmoor house)

For home cooks who long to fire up a grill, dig a pit or stoke a smoker in their own backyard, Matt Moore uncovers the tried-and-true techniques and famous dishes of a dozen of the South’s most revered pitmasters, from Texas to Tennessee. While pork butt is the star of the book (along with every rub, sauce and grilling method for the sought-after cut), the collection of 150-plus recipes includes all the trimmings as well. Savor starters and sidekicks like Smoked Chicken Wings and Sweet Potato Cornbread. For dessert, try Caramel Apple Blondie Pie or Grilled Banana Splits. In addition to the mouthwatering food photography, scenic location shots document America’s barbecue belt in a proud tribute to Southern foodways. n WELCOME TO THE FARM: How-to Wisdom from The Elliott Homestead, Shaye Elliott (LYONS PRESS)

Avid gardener Shaye Elliott has penned a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing food in your own backyard – from harvesting organic produce, planting a homestead orchard and canning jams and jellies to milking a dairy cow, making butter and raising chickens and bees. Geared to both amateur dabblers as well as committed lifestylers, the book covers the beginning stages of small-area farming and utilizing whatever amount of space is available for optimal food production. That includes the basics of seed starting, building a greenhouse and raising animals for meat. There are “how to” techniques for canning, freezing and dehydrating, along with some delicious recipes.

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assure a delightful dining experience. p h }} ★★★ THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM 1100 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/475-2277. Feast on fresh seafood, flown in daily, in a setting as sleek as a 1930s ocean liner, with exceptional service. p }}} THE OPTIMIST 914 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/477-6260. Upscale seafood with playful flavor combinations served in a beautiful space, with an experienced staff, well-rounded wine list and upbeat vibe. p }}


CAPE DUTCH 1782 Cheshire Bridge NE, Atl. 404/343-0313. Globally-inspired dishes highlight braai (African barbecue) techniques, from woodgrilled steaks to seafood, in a sophisticated setting. p }}

Ray’s 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. } 142


ATLANTA FISH MARKET 265 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/262-3165. Southeast’s largest selection of fresh seafood offered in a neighborhood setting. Specialties include Hong Kong sea bass, cashew crusted swordfish and blackened mahi mahi. p h }} ★★★★ ATLANTIC SEAFOOD COMPANY 2345 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/640-0488. Fresh seafood flown in daily, with an award-winning menu of signature dishes, sashimi and sushi rolls, plus artisanal bourbon, infused liquors and wine. p }}} C&S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 3240 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-0999. Fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar and classic prime steaks in an elegant setting, with classic cocktails. p }} LURE 1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl. 404/817-3650. Contemporary fish house with a sophisticated casual vibe serves fresh seafood delivered daily, from salty fried calamari and flaky fish and chips to steamed mussels, plus hand-crafted cocktails. p }} RAY’S IN THE CITY 240 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/524-9224. Enjoy a selection of the freshest seafood, made-to-order sushi and hand-cut steaks, in a casual yet elegant setting. p }} RAY’S ON THE RIVER 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Atl. 770/955-1187. A palate-pleasing menu of fresh seafood and fine cut steaks, an award-winning wine list and a romantic view of the Chattahoochee


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


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, 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. p h }}} ★★★

restaurant BRIEFS 3Davio’s Atlanta has welcomed new

executive chef Matthew Rosekrans. The native Atlantan has worked in the restaurant industry since college, with an impressive resume that includes Pricci, Blackberry Farm, Chattahoochee Country Club, Georgia World Congress Center and the Georgia Dome.

download the free app on their phone, choose from a list of community schools and nonprofit partners, and snap a picture of their receipt. A percentage from the meal is donated to the chosen cause. n The Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery is now open at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, with a dining space, bar and quick-stop market.

3A proud partner of the Atlanta Braves, Coopers’ Craft boasts a bourbon bar on the first base side of the Terrace Level of SunTrust Park. Signature cocktails include the Braves Bramble – bourbon, smoked rosemary, blackberry syrup and a lemon-lime soft drink.

n Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie has opened Communion Cantina, a Mexican-inspired beer garden and eatery, behind his Revival restaurant in Decatur. The backyard bar, open during the outdoor season, will serve tacos, beer and, yes, margaritas.

n Charitable giving is a snap thanks to a new app by Planet Fundraiser. Guests dining at The Big Ketch Buckhead and Roswell, The Blind Pig Parlour Bar, Gypsy Kitchen, Smokebelly BBQ, The Southern Gentleman and Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails can

CHOPS/LOBSTER BAR 70 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-2675. Prime steak and seafood, including filet mignon, batter-fried lobster tail and lump crab cake, are served on the upper level Chops steakhouse and lower-level Lobster Bar. p h }}} ★★★★ HAL’S 30 Old Ivy Road, Atl. 404/261-0025. Award-winning steak prepared over an open flame grill, plus fresh seafood, pasta, veal, lamb and fish, served in an expansive bistro-style venue with charming white tablecloth setting. p }} hals. net. ★★★ KEVIN RATHBUN STEAK 154 Krog St., Ste. 200, Atl. 404/524-5600. Enjoy USDA prime steaks, a mixture of Italian, Creole and Asian items, and fish, soups, salads and sashimi, as well as a list of 200 wines. p }} ★★★★ MCKENDRICK’S STEAK HOUSE 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/512-8888. Feast on fabulous appetizers, enormous steaks, tender chops and succulent seafood in a clubby setting with oak walls and leather seats. p }} ★★★★ MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Atl., 404/577-4366. Generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees served in an upscale environment with tuxedo-clad waiters. p }}} NEW YORK PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/846-0644. Dine on Midwestern USDA prime

beef, live Maine lobsters or fresh fish, with classic sides ranging from creamed spinach to cheese mashed potatoes. p h }}} newyorkprime. com. ★★★ OAK STEAKHOUSE 950 Third St., Alpharetta. 678/722-8333. A fresh take on the classic steakhouse with inspired dishes served in a modern setting. p }}} 101 STEAK 3621 Vinings Slope SE, Atl. 770/8058855. Innovative, chef-driven steakhouse features à la carte meat and seafood favorites to pair with a variety of creative side dishes, plus a raw bar and 100+ wines by the glass. p h }}} ★★★ RAY’S AT KILLER CREEK 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/649-0064. Award-winning steakhouse delivers with prime steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines in a casual dining setting. p h }}} 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 }} ★★ STONEY RIVER 10524 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 678/461-7900. 5800 State Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/476-0102. 1640 Cumberland Mall, 678/3059229. Enjoy premium steaks in an inviting


n Willy’s Mexicana Grill has opened a new location in Smyrna at 2995 Atlanta Road SE.

n Beni’s Cubano has opened at 4475 Roswell Road in The Avenue East Cobb, featuring authentic Cuban cuisine with fast and friendly service.

mountain lodge setting. p }} ★★★ THE PALM 3391 Peachtree Road @ Westin Buckhead Hotel. 404/814-1955. Prime cuts of beef and jumbo lobsters are served in a casual setting, with a caricature gallery of famous faces. p }}} ★★★


HUNAN GOURMET 6070 Sandy Springs Circle NE, Atl. 404/303-8888. Authentic cuisine in a relaxing setting. p } ★★ NAN THAI FINE DINING 1350 Spring St. NW, Atl. 404/870-9933. Rich, tasty Thai and Thai fusion dishes with an artistic flair, reminiscent of the grand style of the ’40s and ’50s. p h }}} ★★ RICE THAI CUISINE 1104 Canton St., Roswell. 770/640-0788. Authentic street-style Thai. p } TAMARIND SEED 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/873-4888. Authentic Thai, from roasted duck breast to braised lamb tenderloin, in an upscale setting. p }}}

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A sweet spotted pooch has stolen the heart of Leslie and Chris Jackson: their new Dalmatian “Oreo.”

Russian photographer Andy Seliverstoff presents a charming collection of pictures depicting large breed dogs and their tiniest admirers in “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs.” The lushly printed 132-page book celebrates the special bond between these powerhouse pups – including Great Danes, St. Bernards, Leonbergers, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds and Tibetan Mastiffs – and the children in their lives. $39.99,

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