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In Every Issue

12 Letter from the Editor 14 Letters to the Editor

people & places

17 Visionary Farming: Gus Arrendale 24 White Coat Grady Gala 28 Blalock Lakes: A Sporting Paradise 32 Atlanta Humane Society 34 PNC Bank 36 Laura Seydel: What’s in the Bottle? 38 Southern Tales 39 Monica Matters: Driven to Distraction 40 Ask Dr. Karin: The Road to Happiness 41 Atlanta’s Independent Schools 44 Gallery Views 46 Exhibitions Calendar


48 Orange Crush 50 Ready, Set, Glow: Evening Wear 52 Drawing the Line 54 Print it: Inventive Styling


56 Brideshead Revisited 58 Optional Bridal Gowns

60 Townsend-Hawthorne Wedding 64 Samuels-Cromley Wedding 68 Harden-Ward Wedding 70 Sense & Suitability Etiquette 71 Dressed to Thrill: Garters 72 Toast Worthy Anniversaries


76 Parties for a Cause 84 On the Horizon 85 Zoo Atlanta’s Beastly Feast 86 Piedmont Ball 87 A Salute to Elizabeth & Carl Allen 88 Meals on Wheels Atlanta 90 Southern Seasons Launch Party


102 Fun Around Town 108 Performing Arts


112 All Aboard: Canadian Rockies


118 Delectable Italian at Cibo e Beve 120 Dining Guide: Best Bites in Town 128 In the Kitchen: Cookbooks

COVER CREDITS EARLY spring cover: rosalind and john brewer. photography by Byron Small. MakeUp: Christian Balenciaga. LOCATION: Four Seasons Atlanta. spring cover: Morgan and Kareem Hawthorne. Ross Oscar Knight Photography. hair: Jessie Dean. Makeup: Jason McGlothin. late spring cover: jamie and David Cromley. Bella Jay Photography/Iricel Anderson. Hair: Ashton Brown. Makeup: Lydia Lee, Faces Forward Makeup Artistry special edition cover: marge sawyer, elizabeth allen, jack sawyer. photography by jim fitts.




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HEALTHCARE HEROES Atlanta’s Grady Hospital salutes medical excellence at the White Coat Grady Gala.

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elegance 60 uptown Morgan Townsend and Kareem Hawthorne wed in high style in Buckhead.

CHARM 64 RUSTIC Jamie Samuels and David Cromley tie the knot on the family farm in Brooklet.

SUPPORT 88 COMMUNITY Meals on Wheels Atlanta continues to meet the critical needs of senior citizens.



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letter from the editor

What do Weddings, Shotguns

and Healthcare Heroes all have in common?

They’re all in our spring issue - that’s what!

Elizabeth Allen and Eileen Gordon.

intrigues you, consider a luxurious vacation to the Canadian Rockies. Travel editor Vivian Holley explores the spectacular sights aboard The Rocky Mountaineer! Dining editor Jennifer Franklin introduces us to Cibo E Beve, a delectable new Northern Italian eatery just on the outskirts of Buckhead. All of this, plus parties galore and the most gorgeous fashions of the season, are here for your viewing pleasure!

Wishing you a wonderful spring,

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s spring cannot get here fast enough for most of us, we look at extraordinary people, places and coveted things throughout the South and beyond. We are thrilled to present some amazing southern weddings, including the lavish Buckhead nuptials of superstar Steve Harvey’s daughter Morgan to Kareem Hawthorne and, in contrast, the down-home southern elegant wedding celebration of Jamie and David Cromley at his family’s breathtaking farm in Brooklet, Georgia. Style editor Gail O’Neill showcases some beautiful wedding garters and tells the history of this age-old and very sexy bridal accessory! Gun sports have never been more popular than they are today. We took a 40-minute drive to Newnan, Georgia, to one of the most beautiful private communities in the state, Blalock Lakes, where skilled sportsmen hone their skills shooting sporting clays and hunting for quail. This is an unrivaled outdoor sporting paradise with every familyfriendly amenity making it an easy weekend getaway! Fascinating and glamorous icons of southern philanthropy fill our pages, with a special focus on Elizabeth Allen who, with her husband Carl, were honorary chairs of last season’s “A Meal to Remember” benefitting Meals on Wheels. This is a nationwide charitable foundation with a track record of great success in funding the delivery of meals to seniors. Roz and John Brewer take center stage for Grady in this season’s White Coat Gala which honors Grady’s Healthcare Heroes, the rock star docs who have made the hospital an integral part of Atlanta’s critical care infrastructure. If the sheer beauty of North American landscapes

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Letters to the editor

I LOVE this magazine – wow! I am a native Atlantan, as well as my husband, so we are always excited to see this caliber of magazine. LORIE NUNNALLY

I wanted to write a formal letter of gratitude to you and the Board of Southern Seasons Magazine for the winter 2014 cover of Lauren and Matt. We are truly honored and humbled by the cover and the article showcasing their wedding. Thank you so very much for selecting them. Southern Seasons, under your editorship, is the most professionally produced social magazine in the Southeast. The quality of the photos, the paper used, and the well-written and interesting stories make Southern Seasons Magazine the most prominent publication in the South. I wish you continued success. Leslie McLeod

I loved the cover of Lauren and Matthew Hodges wedding picture! The wedding was such a celebration of life and love! The photo says it all! Great issue! JANE DEAN

Thanks, Southern Seasons Magazine, for the great inclusion of the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia’s upcoming Taste of Love Gala! LAUNCH ATLANTA


I always love every minute I spend perusing Southern Seasons, but this time I found even more to appreciate. The article on The Cottage School is a perfect example of the style and thoroughness for which your magazine is so well known. Thank you for highlighting our fabulous students and the innovative school experience that is Cottage. Your insight and flair are evident in page after page. Thank you for including us in your quarterly celebration of all that is good in our metro community. Always a fan! Jacque Digieso, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Cottage School

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So happy to have Lauren and Matt’s wedding featured in Southern Seasons Magazine. Phenomenal wedding for a great couple! Loved working with Tony Brewer, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Dewitt Smith Video Productions, LLC on this amazing event. The magazine is beautiful and the spread on the wedding looks incredible! Barrie mershon, ric mershon photographers

I just wanted to say thank you for the inclusion of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s Moneyville exhibit in your “Fun Around Town” section and the Amuse’um event in “Parties for a Cause.” It looks great! shannon king, BRAVE PUBLIC RELATIONS

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Thank you so much for the great inclusions of MODA and the Epilepsy Foundation in your holiday issue!

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Visionary Farming Gus Arrendale of Springer Mountain Farms was recently awarded the National Humanitarian Medal by the American Humane Association for his visionary leadership in animal welfare. Representing the third generation of a family dedicated to poultry farming, Arrendale has spent most of his lifetime on the farm in Baldwin, Georgia, where he oversees the day-to-day operations as company president. “Receiving this award was not only an honor and privilege, it was confirmation that all of our efforts in changing the way animals are treated and handled have been recognized,” Arrendale said. “Springer Mountain Farms is proud to have been the first poultry producer to implement the American Humane Association’s program, and it is our desire that other farmers and producers will follow. ‘Great Care. Great Taste’ is not just our slogan but our way of life.” “Gus is a leader in environmental stewardship and a truly deserving recipient of this prestigious award,” said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. “The agriculture industry is the No. 1 economic engine in Georgia, and businesses like Springer Mountain Farms represent the best of what our state’s industry has to offer.” Arrendale learned the family business from the ground up, from working in the processing facility to making supermarket deliveries during his teenage years. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Georgia, he returned to the company and helped to develop it into the operation it is today. Certified for humane growing practices since 2001, Springer Mountain Farms produces all natural chicken raised on a vegetarian diet without the use of antibiotics, steroids, growth stimulants or hormones. “Gus is truly a humane visionary in the animal welfare community, deeply committed to the welfare of all farm animals,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president/CEO of American Humane Association, which oversees the treatment of nearly 1 billion farm animals (representing 10 percent of all livestock raised for food production each year in the United States). “Through his leadership by example, he has been instrumental in helping the nation’s oldest and largest farm animal welfare program grow at this unprecedented rate.” Equally dedicated to his community, Arrendale serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Piedmont College, as he has for the past 10 years. In 2010 he was presented with the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America.

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Poultry producer Gus Arrendale of Georgia’s Springer Mountain Farms recognized for his leadership in animal welfare

Gus Arrendale was presented with the National Humanitarian Medal by the American Humane Association at the 2013 Hero Dog Awards in Los Angeles, honoring the nation’s bravest canine heroes and humane heroes. Arrendale led Georgia-based Springer Mountain Farms to become the first poultry producer to bear the American Humane Certified™ seal of approval in 2001. Since then, he has been key in educating his fellow producers about the benefits of third-party animal welfare audits and humane certification. The American Humane Association is the longest running child and animal welfare organization in the nation, reaching millions of people daily through research, education, training and services. Learn more at www. and Southern Seasons Magazine

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Bonhams 19th Century European Paintings sale on May 7 in New York will feature a tender composition by William Adolphe Bouguereau, entitled A Portrait of Eva and Frances Johnston (est. $400,000-600,000). The expertly rendered painting depicts the daughters of railroad tycoon and prominent American art collector John Taylor Johnston, one of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its original president. The portrait has remained within the family ever since Johnston commissioned it in 1869. Johnston’s selection of Bouguereau for the portrait of Eva and Frances is a testament to the artist’s tremendous reputation in the 19th century. Bouguereau enjoyed immense success during his lifetime, and was considered the most important French Academic painter of his day. “It is a pleasure to offer this superb painting after more than 140 years in private hands,” said Bonhams European Paintings Specialist Madalina Lazen. Bonhams will offer A Portrait of Eva and Frances Johnston in New York during the 19th Century European Paintings sale on May 7. The sale will preview at Bonhams May 3-7. A complete catalog will be available at

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White Coat Grady Gala O Honoring Healthcare Heroes

ver the past six years, the Grady Health System has taken on the true phoenix legacy of Atlanta. In a time that most of the country was in a financial set-back, this nonprofit Atlanta institution needed the help of our community to continue to offer the critical health care services necessary to keep our metropolitan region thriving. So in 2008, we came together as a community with one common understanding that Atlanta can’t live without Grady. From this need came a new visionary hospital board and executive team, a re-energized Grady Health Foundation and soon after the White Coat Grady Gala. Now in the fourth year of the White Coat Grady Gala and off the heels of a very successful capital campaign, Grady has grown far beyond the hospital Atlanta once knew. Today, patient satisfaction continues to rise, focus on quality care and system improvements has recently resulted in full Joint Commission accreditation with some of the highest scores in the health system’s history, and readmission rates at Grady are now among the best and lowest in the Atlanta healthcare market. Now more than ever, Grady continues to be the region’s premier trauma, stroke, burn and cancer center for over 600,000 Georgians every year. But the Grady Health System and its supporting Foundation will not stop until achieving the vision of Grady becoming the leading public academic healthcare system in the United States. Why? Because that is the healthcare system that our community deserves.


The White Coat Grady Gala is a time to honor those who have made Grady what it is today. The signature event will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Georgia Aquarium. The 2014 White Coat Grady Gala is presented by The CocaCola Company and chaired by Jennifer and Tom Bell as well as Roz and John Brewer. Honorees include Dr. Nanette Wenger, Senior Sage Award; Dr. Roland Matthews, Inspiring Mentor Award; Dr. Aaron Anderson, Next Generation Healer Award; and Kaiser Permanente, Ada Lee and Pete Correll Healthcare Legacy Award. These honorees were selected for the incredible impact they’ve had on both their profession and the community – read more!

Senior Sage Award Dr. Nanette Wenger’s passion and dedication has transformed the face of cardiology with her pioneering work and over 50 years of service to Grady. Along with the Senior Sage Award, Dr. Wenger has also been recognized by the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology, is a Master of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and holds international renown as a leading authority in coronary heart disease in women since joining Grady in 1958. Through her trailblazing efforts to understand cardiology, she has authored and co-authored more than 1,300 scientific and review articles and book chapters. As Professor Emeritus at Emory University School of Medicine and former Chief of Cardiology at Grady, Dr. Wenger has focused her career on giving to the community, women and families that she serves.

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Dr. Nanette Wenger, former Chief of Cardiology at Grady.

Dr. Roland Matthews, Medical Director for the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady.

Inspiring Mentor Award As Medical Director for the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady and a leading voice on the issues of health disparities in underserved communities, Dr. Roland Matthews has helped elevate Grady’s services and improve his community, both of which have earned him the Inspiring Mentor Award. But his service continues as an active Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Morehouse School of Medicine, Chairperson of the Cancer Registry SubCommittee at Grady Health System, and Vice-Chairman of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education board. Dr. Matthews is also a Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC) Distinguished Cancer Scholar, studying cervical cancer risk reduction.

Next Generation Healer Award

Dr. Aaron Anderson, Vascular Neurologist at the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center.


Just eight years out of medical school, Dr. Aaron Anderson is a force to be reckoned with at Grady in his role as Vascular Neurologist at the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center earning him the Next Generation Healer Award. Through his research in vascular neurology, he targets locating and preventing the causes of geographic and racial disparities in stroke incidence and mortality leading to a reduced stroke risk and raised awareness. He then applies his research in the community educating Delta Air Line employees among other Atlanta organizations. Dr. Anderson

received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and is now dedicated to educating new medical professionals in his role as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine.

Ada Lee and Pete Correll Healthcare Legacy Award With contributions in excess of $20 million, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia has become more than a supporter but an essential partner in the evolution of Grady. As a part of its three principal areas of investment – healthy people, healthy environments and new health knowledge – Kaiser Permanente has made an impressive impact in the care for under and uninsured patients. Kaiser Permanente’s generosity enabled the opening of the Grady Walk-In Center, which allows for more services for those who may not be able to receive care anywhere else. Kaiser Permanente has also helped Grady become a leader in innovation, contributing funds to purchase new “green” ambulances. For more information regarding the 2014 White Coat Grady Gala including ticket and sponsorship availability, visit

Ada Lee and Pete Correll.

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Shotguns in the


eorgia is certainly a unique state as over 90% of the population lives in less than 10% of the state. Beyond the densely populated region of greater Atlanta and a few coastal towns, there are millions of acres of rural privately-owned farmland and natural, heavily wooded landscapes. Private farms, ranches and communities hold more traditional southern townships, including stunning private retreats offering serenity and sporting venues to the avid outdoorsmen and women who relish the weekend concept of “Let’s get out of town!”


Zeroing in on Blalock Lakes in nearby Newnan, Georgia, the sport of clay shooting is enjoyed year-round. The popularity of gun sports, from target shooting to hunting, is as old as the South itself, but it is growing and enhanced by this gorgeous 3,000acre private community, which embraces a broad spectrum of outdoor activities in a natural eco-setting that’s safe and serene. Blalock is nothing less than a sportsman’s paradise, where its members can take in the beauty of the natural landscape and the peaceful escape from the madding crowd. A crown jewel in the portfolio of Cousins Properties, Blalock Lakes is designed as a natural, safe venue for the sporting


Great Outdoors! The sporting paradise at the very elite Blalock Lakes is a safe haven where the age-old shotgun sports (sporting clays, five-stand and wing shooting) are growing in popularity, here in the rural South.

enthusiasts. Less than an hour’s drive from Atlanta, the property’s infrastructure brings luxurious amenities and comforts to its members, while the land itself is wild and natural. It’s the best of both worlds! Whether the sport of choice is horses and hounds, fishing, hiking, hunting or any combination, it can be found at a number of private venues throughout the state – none more desirable than Blalock Lakes. Jeff Quinn, project manager at Blalock Lakes, describes the gun sports as limited to shotguns only. The sport of shooting sporting clays as well as hunting quail and other game, during the appropriate seasons, are among the many outdoor activities

and certainly the most popular! A sporting clay pigeon is a round clay plate which is randomly thrown to simulate actual game. The contrast with skeet shooting is that the trajectory of the target is predictable, therefore sporting clay shooting requires a higher degree of skill on behalf of the sportsman and will separate the men from the boys. Jeff says that they only shoot steel shot, not lead which could contaminate the ground and water. Their targets are all biodegradable as the integrity and health of the natural land along with safety are top priorities. Clay shooting enthusiast Al Longman is an avid member of Blalock Lakes, which he considers the premier hunting club in Southern Seasons Magazine

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Skeet shooting is a recreational and competitive activity where participants, using shotguns, attempt to break clay disks (simulating game birds) automatically flung into the air from two fixed stations at high speed from a variety of angles. SPORTING CLAYS is even more challenging for the more skilled and experienced sportsman, because the clay targets could be in the air or in the bush where a quick response and keen eye must rise to the challenge. Trap shooting: clay comes from one point and only one point.

Al Longman was recently voted one of Atlanta’s best dressed men and Victor Velyan is a worldclass jewelry designer but on weekends at Blalock, they choose a more casual look.


the region. “With family-friendly activities including fishing, horseback riding, hiking, swimming in addition to hunting, sporting clays with course designed by acclaimed Marty Fischer, cabins, camping and the list goes on, I would say it is the best bar none.” Longman entertains his VIP clientele and friends with outings to Blalock. “Their great staff just adds to the finest facilities and most beautiful forest settings in the state. This was why it was our choice.” When asked if this is a male-oriented bonding event, Longman agreed with a smile, but expanded saying, “Yes, a day at Blalock can be a like a shot of testosterone but in a relaxing dose with a peaceful setting. Kind of like a great private golf county club, but for shotguns.” However, he continued, “You asked if many women pursue this form of shooting and the answer is YES! This is not just for the good old boys. Atlanta has one of the finest women’s clay shooting clubs, The Annie Oakley Shooters. You would be surprised how many of my wife Su’s lady social friends also shoot. Who would have thought that over 3 million Americans are shooting clays and it is growing rapidly? Yes, It is more of a ‘southern sport’ as we do love our guns and hunting, but it has a huge nationwide appeal and hence the growth.” When asked if he owns one of the homesites at Blalock, Al laughed and said, “We do not own a home there – Su said it is too far from Neiman Marcus – but I would love to someday!”

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Atlanta Humane Society expands community outreach as the city’s oldest private charitable organization

Animals For the love of

The Mansell Campus features a 32,000-square-foot facility that sits on seven acres with 56 kennel runs for dogs, 28 puppy suites, 78 cat condos, four cat community rooms and four outdoor canine recreation yards with XGrassÂŽ Turf.


While many people think of Atlanta Humane Society simply as a place to adopt a dog or a cat, this nonprofit organization serves the community in some wonderful other ways as well. Volunteers at AHS do much more than walk dogs and help customers. Many participate in the shelter’s Visiting Pet Program. Several times a week, volunteers bring a few adoptable puppies to local senior centers, assisted living facilities, special needs schools and hospitals to visit with the residents. Seniors often have to give up their own pets when moving into these facilities, and they find immense joy in spending a few hours with playful puppies. A recent partnership with Meals on Wheels Atlanta aims to assist seniors even further. When the Meals on Wheels program directors realized that so many of their recipients were sharing their food with their pets, they reached out to AHS for help. Every month, the shelter provides dog and cat food in support of the program. The partnership formed just in time, as a few of the recipients were days away from relinquishing their animal companions because they simply could not afford to take care of them any longer.

AHS VET DR. pADMAJA KODALI with VET ASSISTANTs ELIZABETH MONYELLE AND heather bragg and one of the adoptable pups. As much as the AHS helps out in the community, its focus is always on the animals in need, including monk and dash (below) and dorsey (right).

AHS is also providing help and happiness to veterans through a new partnership with the Shepherd Center and the Rotary Club of Buckhead. Once a month, U.S. service members being treated at the Shepherd Center are invited to AHS’s Howell Mill Campus for some private one-on-one interaction with the adoptable animals. The quality time proves a unique form of therapy for both the veterans and the dogs and cats. Additionally, AHS now offers a discount to all discharged veterans who wish to adopt an animal. As much as the AHS helps out in the community, its focus is always on the animals in need. Dogs awaiting their forever homes at the shelter are treated to at least two long walks a day. But for those that have spent months waiting, twice a day is not enough to burn off the energy they’ve stored. In turn, that liveliness can be off-putting to potential adopters. In an effort to help these spirited dogs, AHS started its Rescue Runners program in 2013. Twice a week, volunteers and staff members meet at the nearby Piedmont Park to take the dogs on a 2-4 mile run. Once the dogs return to the shelter, they are happy and calm – and quicker to

find homes! One of the most impactful initiatives offered through the AHS is its Low-Cost Spay/Neuter program. Shelters throughout the state are constantly overwhelmed by unwanted litters of kittens and puppies. The most effective way to end companion animal homelessness is to be proactive, but sterilization surgeries can be costly for pet owners. At both of its shelter locations, AHS performs the surgeries for just $35. That price includes a microchip and rabies vaccination, a $45 value in itself. For those who live outside of the metropolitan Atlanta area, AHS dispatches its state-of-the-art mobile Surgical Utility Vehicle every week to different counties throughout the state. The low-cost surgeries are performed inside the mobile unit, and the pets can be picked up the same day. Thousands of people and their pets benefit from this service every year. Atlanta Humane Society operates two locations: 981 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta and 1565 Mansell Road in Alpharetta. Learn more about the organization’s lifesaving work at

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Southern Design & Trust Two major aspects of wealth management are planning and protection. Meet PNC Bank’s stewards for these wealth management pillars, Bryan Koepp and J. Holt Vinson.

Nancy Jo McDaniel

Wealth planning and trust management are cornerstones of PNC Wealth Management®’s approach to meeting its clients’ needs. Bryan Koepp, JD, CFP®, brings 13 years of financial planning and business transition planning experience to his role as Senior Wealth Planner for PNC’s Atlanta market. J. Holt Vinson, JD, brings 16 years of experience of fiduciary management to his role as Senior Trust Advisor. Together, they bring their clients not only preeminent consultative advice, but also relationship experience to the high net worth individuals and families with whom they work.


PNC is the 5th largest bank in the United States and the 7th largest bank-held manager with $122 billion in assets under management (as of 9/30/13). It has a proud 160-year history that dates back to the Pittsburgh Trust and Savings Company founded in 1852. PNC has been in the Atlanta markets since March 2012, when it acquired RBC, gaining positions in North Carolina, Alabama and Georgia.


PNC Wealth Management has provided a solution-based approach to managing the complex needs of high net worth individuals and their families for over 160 years. Three of the most important facets we encounter in fostering client relationships are our ability to provide a comprehensive financial plan or “blueprint,” the formulation of specific and actionable recommendations from the plan to implement, and the ability to offer superlative fiduciary management in trust administration and estate settlement. We understand the importance of sharing the benefits of collective experience and take great pride in the collaboration that our wealth planners

and trust advisors have with one another so that our clients’ needs are met, no matter how complicated their personal and/ or business situations may be.


There are many ways to interpret what a financial plan should look like. How PNC Wealth Management differentiates itself is that we like to think about that question in a different way. We focus our resources and consultative energy on how you would like for your financial plan to be designed. Our immediate focus is on what is most important to the client. For example, if the focus of a client is to transition from his or her business in the next five to ten years, that is the central theme or nucleus of our analysis. Utilizing this approach, we are able to raise other issues and ideas, and provide subsequent recommendations to meet not only the initial need of the client but provide consultative advice on other issues that may naturally arise from the client’s central need. An example of additional issues that may arise from a central theme would be if I transition my business in five to ten years, will I be able to successfully retire and what legacy will I leave to my children. Clients learn through

The material presented in this article is of a general nature and does not constitute the provision by PNC of investment, legal, tax or accounting advice to any person, or a recommendation to buy or sell any security or adopt any investment strategy. Opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice. The information was obtained from sources deemed reliable. Such information is not guaranteed as to its accuracy. You should seek the advice of an investment professional to tailor a financial plan to your particular needs. For more information, please contact PNC at 1-888-762-6226. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (“PNC”) uses the names PNC Wealth Management®, Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth® and PNC Institutional Investments® to provide investment and wealth management, fiduciary services, FDIC-insured banking products and services and lending of funds through its subsidiary, PNC Bank, National Association, which is a Member FDIC, and uses the names PNC Wealth Management® and Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth® to provide certain fiduciary and agency services through its subsidiary, PNC Delaware Trust Company. Brokerage and advisory products and services are offered through PNC Investments LLC, a registered broker-dealer and investment 34

“Holt, Bryan and I have worked together for years. We all came to PNC with the belief in our ability to better work with clients.”

this approach that every financial issue they raise is seamlessly connected to other issues they may see as independent of the central theme. In turn, the only way to solve the central theme is to address it holistically.


The relationship between a trustee and beneficiaries is inherently sensitive and delicate. At PNC, we have the experience and perspective to appreciate the nuances of this relationship while also bringing unrivaled technical knowledge to the table. In the Atlanta market, we are particularly well positioned to access the resources of the nation’s 5th largest bank while maintaining the attentiveness and personal connection that our clients deserve. When constructing their estate plans in conjunction with our clients attorney and other advisors, our clients have access to a broad and versatile array of trust offerings, each designed for a specific purpose. Whether it’s a straightforward Revocable Living Trust, a Delaware Asset Protection Trust, a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust or some other trust structure, PNC is fully equipped to handle it with both professionalism and empathy. While trust law and the accompanying wealth planning can be complex, we take the time to help our clients

Nancy Jo McDaniel

Cindy Widner Wall, Senior VP of Wealth Management for PNC’s Atlanta market understand the details. We take pride in knowing that many family relationships choose to stay with PNC for generation after generation.


Our commitment to our clients does not end with them individually. Most high net worth individuals and their families have numerous trusted advisors. These advisors may include their attorney, CPA, or other individuals. We are committed to working with a client’s trusted advisors through ongoing collaboration to confirm his needs are met. Numerous advisors are often necessary to ensure a complex family or business situation is handled correctly. We are grateful for the privilege of being allowed to meet our clients’ needs daily and enjoy not only the opportunity but also the challenge of bringing the right solutions to the table.

adviser and member of FINRA and SIPC. Insurance products and advice may be provided by PNC Insurance Services, LLC, a licensed insurance agency affiliate of PNC, or by licensed insurance agencies that are not affiliated with PNC; in either case a licensed insurance affiliate will receive compensation if you choose to purchase insurance through these programs. A decision to purchase insurance will not affect the cost or availability of other products or services from PNC or its affiliates. Hawthorn and PNC do not provide legal or accounting advice and neither provides tax advice in the absence of a specific written engagement for Hawthorn to do so. “PNC Wealth Management,” “Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth” and “PNC Institutional Investments” are registered trademarks of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Investments: Not FDIC Insured. No Bank Guarantee. May Lose Value. Insurance: Not FDIC Insured. No Bank or Federal Government Guarantee. May Lose Value.

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The Power is Yours By Laura Turner Seydel

Dominic Chavez

What Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Rihanna Are Not Telling You

When I’m at the grocery store, I check the ingredient labels for the food products I buy for my family. I think many moms do this. But do you do the same for your cosmetics?

How do I know? Nearly a decade ago, my dad, son and I took part in the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) first intergenerational toxic body burden test, which examined our blood for the presence of 80 different chemicals. There were clear differences between the three generations in the level of toxic chemicals. My father had high levels of heavy metals, including mercury and lead. I had high levels of synthetic musks, artificial chemicals used in “fragrance” mixtures. Some of these musks have been linked to cancer, while others have been shown to disrupt the hormone system. And my son had high levels of flame retardants, Teflon-like chemicals and even rocket fuel. I was shocked at the levels of “cosmetic” related chemicals I had in my blood stream. This opened my eyes to the problem we have and started my involvement in trying to force manufacturers to disclose all the ingredients in their products. My biggest concern is mothers are being exposed to hundreds of chemicals every day and are passing them directly to their unborn children in 36

the womb. Some of these chemicals are widely believed to affect their developing brains and organs leading to increases in chronic childhood diseases like cancer, learning disabilities and obesity.

Educate Yourself Young women and teenage girls are at the highest risk, they are constantly bombarded with celebrity-endorsed ads with false promises. That is where I have an issue with celebrity-endorsed perfumes, like those from Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. Surely they would not knowingly endorse products that contain harmful chemicals – but they have. Fortunately, there is a way you can go online and get information about the products you buy. EWG launched its Skin Deep Cosmetics Database (, an online guide that rates the safety of more than 74,000 personal care products and offers advice to help us make safer, healthier choices. Skin Deep warns us about propylparabens in mascaras, formaldehyde in face powders and foundations, lead in lipstick and artificial fragrance in lip balm. It also raises the red flag and does investigative research on items included under “fragrances.”

Want Some Examples? One of the worst-scoring products in the Skin Deep database is Cover Girl’s “natureluxe foundation.” A commercial for the product features singer and Cover Girl Taylor Swift boasting that the company “took out a heavy synthetic and put in a light touch of cucumber.” According to Skin Deep, however, it also contains octinoxate, which is linked to hormone disruption. And then there are the chemicals not listed on the product

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he problem is, even if you want to check, the current laws in the U.S. do not require manufacturers to list ALL of their ingredients. Many of the products we use every day are full of hazardous chemicals – including known carcinogens, hormone and endocrine disrupters and other toxins. Some manufacturers include harmful ingredients under the catch-all term “fragrances” used to represent any number of the industry’s more than 3,000 stock chemical ingredients.

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What’s in the bottle? labels. Lab tests commissioned by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics ( and analyzed in 2010 by EWG, found 38 secret chemicals in 17 name-brand fragrance products. The average fragrance product tested also contained 14 secret chemicals not listed on the label. A published report, titled “Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance” (, also included these disturbing findings: • A pregnant woman’s use of some fragrances and other cosmetics frequently may expose her growing fetus to diethyl phthalate (DEP), a common perfume solvent linked to abnormal development of reproductive organs in baby boys and sperm damage in adult men. Research also links prenatal exposure of DEP to clinically diagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder in children. • The majority of products tested contained galaxolide and tonalide, two synthetic musks. A 2009 EWG study found these musks in the cord blood of newborn babies. • Some of the chemicals listed on labels include sunscreen chemicals that can disrupt normal hormone development and function, as well as sensitizers that can trigger allergic reactions, such as asthma, wheezing, headaches and contact dermatitis. It’s clear we can’t rely on the cosmetics companies, their celebrity endorsers or the federal government to protect us from harmful chemicals in the vast array of personal care products we buy. Knowledge is power! Use and spread the word about EWG’s Skin Deep database; support the work of EWG and other like-minded groups in their research studies and lobbying efforts for greater cosmetic safety and industry transparency; and use all you learn to vote with your dollar by purchasing safer products from manufacturers committed to the health and safety of you and your family. You’ll find a wealth of information at

What you may not know about the artificial fragrance and other potentially harmful chemicals in your favorite celebrity-endorsed perfumes could hurt you. Here’s a snapshot of three celebrity perfumes that are currently being sold: Taylor Swift’s Enchanted Wonderstruck Eau de Parfum Listed ingredients include: - “fragrance” - citral, geraniol, limonene and linalool o potent allergens Beyoncé Pulse Eau de Parfum Listed ingredients include: - “fragrance” - ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate o common sunscreen chemical o associated with hormone disruption - benzophenone-3 (also known as oxybenzone) o common sunscreen chemical o potential hormone disruptor o penetrates the skin readily o associated with allergic reactions - BHT o causes liver cancer in rodents o associated with reproductive and endocrine effects Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna Eau de Parfum Listed ingredients include: - “fragrance” - ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate o common sunscreen chemical o associated with hormone disruption - linalool, citral o potent allergens (Source: Environmental Working Group) Southern Seasons Magazine

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Tales n Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause, Heath Hardage Lee (Potomac Books, April 1, 2014)

Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause is the first published biography of this little-known woman who unwittingly became the symbolic female figure of the defeated South. Born into a wartorn South in June of 1864, Varina Anne “Winnie” Davis was the youngest daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell Davis. Following the Confederacy’s ultimate defeat in the Civil War, Winnie spent her early life as a genteel refugee and a European expatriate abroad. Upon returning to the South, she was christened the “Daughter of the Confederacy” and became an icon of the Lost Cause, eclipsing even her father Jefferson in popularity. Her controversial engagement in 1890 to a Northerner lawyer whose grandfather was a famous abolitionist, and her later move to work as a writer in New York City, shocked her friends, family, and the Southern groups who worshipped her. Faced with the pressures of a community who violently rejected the match, Winnie desperately attempted to reconcile her prominent Old South history with her personal desire for tolerance and acceptance of her personal choices.


n the heavens rise, christopher rice (GALLERY BOOKS)

n return to tradd street, karen white (NAL TRADE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL)

n lost lake, sarah addison allen (St. Martin’s Press)

In Rice’s supernatural thriller, three friends confront a deadly, ancient evil rising to the surface, deep in the swamps outside New Orleans. After being infected, Niquette realizes that she’s not the only one who possesses very dangerous powers.

In the epic finale of White’s Tradd Street series, Melanie is at a crossroads: she’s pregnant with Jack Treholm’s baby, but refuses to marry him simply because of the baby. Things get spooky when the skeletal remains of a baby are found in her home.

In Allen’s tender and enchanting tale about finding hope after heartbreak, young widow Kate returns to her beloved Lost Lake in Georgia, where she’s determined to bring the magic back to the desolate spot.


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Driven to Distraction BY MONICA PEARSON

How many times today did you check your email, phone messages, text messages, Facebook page, Twitter account and other social media? How many times have you been distracted by that vibration, telling you a new text, email or call just arrived and you get anxious? It seems we just can’t turn off devices that keep us in touch with everybody and everything, including those 10-year-old “I saw it on Oprah” emails that clog up your mailbox.


mart phones, car phones and tablets distract us to the point that many states have enacted distracted driver laws – some require hands free phones; some ban texting while driving, as in Georgia. But we aren’t just distracted drivers, we’re also distracted walkers. A Pew Research survey in mid-2012 found that 53 percent of cell owners questioned either had bumped into somebody or something while walking and using their cell phone or had been bumped into by someone using a cell phone. All this distraction is bound to take a toll on our well-being, our ability to communicate and more. I’m no mental health expert, but I know what I see as a result of all this technology and our inability to use it wisely: stress and anxiety about missed calls and texts, drivers causing accidents while texting, impatience and rudeness – to the point that some businesses post signs asking patrons to end their phone call before being helped, just say no! Monica poor spelling among young people demonstrates because of texting shorthand. what NOT to do while Then there is the lack of real driving. communication: groups of people sitting together and not talking to each other, but texting or answering email, focusing on their phones.

It is impersonal and rude to ignore the person you are with, to talk to someone who isn’t. Polite conversation appears to have disappeared along with good manners. Since when did a public bathroom become a public phone booth? It is annoying and sometimes embarrassing that the person in the next stall is talking about private matters very openly, while taking care of Mother Nature’s call. A potty break definitely requires a phone break, so you literally can take care of bathroom business. I long for the days when devices weren’t tempting us 24/7. It is time to disconnect. Learn to ignore the devices sometimes. Start by not sleeping with the phone or tablet next to the bed, “just in case of an emergency.” In reality, you can handle a problem much better on a good night’s sleep. Stop making or receiving calls in the car. Record a voice mail message, letting callers know, for safety sake, you no longer talk on the phone while driving or use one of the messages already on your phone, such as “Can’t talk right now.” Refuse to be distracted. Savor some downtime to decompress and rest. Control the technology, rather than it controlling you. Turn off the phone, the tablet, the computer and instead reboot your mind and your manners. Southern Seasons Magazine

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ask dr. karin

by dr. karin smithson

The Happiness Experiment


Angela Morris

ould you be sabotaging your own happiness? If the one thing you really want is to be happy, then why is it so hard to let joy in? On a deep level, we often believe we don’t deserve the bliss that is waiting for us. Because if we DID grab happiness out of the waiting envelope that keeps trying to deliver itself, what would we be? Too self-indulgent? Not religious enough? No longer a victim? Too carefree? GASP! We are given messages that if we let go and are truly present to joy, we are not being productive. “There’s no time for that now, get back to business!” Society holds our smiles hostage by whispering to us that if we let joy flood in, we might be living life just a bit too haphazardly because, well, we should be worrying about SOMETHING, right? Wrong. I want to convince you to make a shift today. Stop deflecting your joy. Flip your spirit on its side, and see things from a new perspective. Being mindful to your own happiness is a gift that you were meant to receive. By respecting your spirit’s need to feel the shining light of simple pleasures, your burdens will begin to feel lighter. Being present to joy’s golden beams blesses the body with feel-good endorphins that not only boost mood and life satisfaction, but also give your immune system a power shot of zing. And before you know it, those around you will experience zing in your presence too. It’s contagious, and that’s the kind of super bug that you want to pass around!


Angela Morris

Ways to Feel Joy Today


In your next conversation, don’t allow yourself to complain, but instead use the words “Blessed,” “Wonderful” and “Perfect” each ONCE. Notice how the tone of the conversation is lifted, as are both of you. Put on your favorite “uniquely you” item – a crazy shirt, bright dress, or one-of-a-kind accessory. When you get complimented on it, smile broadly, declaring, “Thank you! I wore it today because it just makes me HAPPY.” Then watch that person smile back. Make a pit-stop to a place where children play and watch their natural, uninhibited joy. Join them for a moment in innocent contentment and do something silly (swing, slide, hula hoop!). Let your body remember the carefree moments of childhood. Take in the smiles as the children watch. Tell a friend about a favorite moment you have shared with them but never told them about before. Express honestly how grateful you are for them. Feel joy in the emotion between you. Pay attention to when you are about to feel happy today and don’t deflect it. Ask the moment to stay and be present to what is good. No matter where you are, announce, “This makes me happy!” And let the sun shine in.

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Dr. Karin with her daughter, Elise, and her mother, “Oma,” embracing a happy moment.


Dr. Karin and her miracle son, hoyte, taking in a joyful moment.

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Arlington Christian School 4500 Ridge Road, Fairburn. 770/964-9871.

Carmen Adventist School 1330 North Cobb Pkwy., Marietta. 770/424-0606.

Atlanta Academy (The) 85 Mount Vernon Hwy. NE, Atlanta. 404/252-9555. Atlanta Classical Christian Academy 3110 Sports Ave. SE, Smyrna. 770/874-8885.

Cambridge Academy 2780 Flat Shoals Road, Decatur. 404/241-1321. Christ the King School 46 Peachtree Way, Atlanta. 404/233-0383.

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Blessed Trinity Catholic High School 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell. 678/277-9083.

Covered Bridge Academy 488 Hurt Road, Smyrna. 770/801-8292.

Faith Lutheran School 2111 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770/973-8921. Continued on page 42 Southern Seasons Magazine

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First Baptist Christian School 2958 North Main St., Kennesaw. 770/422-3254.

Mt. Paran Christian School 1275 Stanley Road, Kennesaw. 770/578-0182.

St. John the Evangelist 240 Arnold St., Hapeville. 404/767-4312.

First Montessori School of Atl. 5750 Long Island Dr. NW, Atlanta. 404/252-3910.

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School 471 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE, Atlanta. 404/252-3448.

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North Cobb Christian School 4500 Lakeview Dr., Kennesaw. 770/975-0252.

St. Martin’s Episcopal School 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 404/237-4260.

Greenfield Hebrew Academy 5200 Northland Dr., Atlanta. 404/843-9900.

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Pace Academy 966 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/262-1345.

Walker School (The) 700 Cobb Pkwy. N, Marietta. 770/427-2689.

Paideia School (The) 1509 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. 404/377-3491.

Wesleyan School 5405 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners. 770/448-7640.

Riverside Military Academy 2001 Riverside Dr., Gainesville. 770/538-2938. 800/GO-CADET.

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Woodward Academy 1662 Rugby Ave., College Park. 404/765-4000. Yeshiva Atlanta High School 3130 Raymond Dr., Atlanta. 770/451-5299. Youth Christian School 4967 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs. 770/943-1394. CONTINUED ON PAGE 42



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School Profiles COTTAGE SCHOOL Founded in 1985, The Cottage School provides excellence in education tailored to the needs of individual students. Located in North Fulton County, TCS serves students in grades 6th through 12th. Accredited by SAIS/SACS and GAC, the school offers individualized instruction for varying learning styles and skills. With a teacher-student ratio of 10-1, TCS stresses academic success by capitalizing on student strengths while improving weak areas. The school meets Georgia graduation standards and HOPE scholarship requirements.

CUMBERLAND ACADEMY Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of children with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s, LD, ADD and ADHD. Fully accredited, Cumberland Academy is a private, non-profit, independent school for students in grades 4 -12 who have difficulty succeeding in a traditional school setting. The mission of the academy is to provide a safe, supportive, educational environment in partnership with faculty, staff, students and parents. The Cumberland family embraces the uniqueness of every child by challenging and inspiring them to reach their full potential. The academic and social curriculum encourages the development of life skills essential in becoming independent and self-sufficient adults.

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Bedford School (The) 5665 Milam Road, Fairburn. 770/774-8001.

Joseph Sams School 280 Brandywine Blvd., Fayetteville. 770/461-5894.

Brookwood Christian School 4728 Wood St., Acworth. 678/401-5855. Center Academy 3499 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna. 770/333-1616. Cumberland Academy of GA 650 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE, Atlanta. 404/835-9000. c The Elaine Clark Center 5130 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Chamblee. 770/458-3251. Howard School (The) 1192 Foster St. NW, Atlanta. 404/377-7436.

Mill Springs Academy 13660 New Providence Road, Alpharetta. 770/360-1336. Porter Academy 200 Cox Road, Roswell. 770/594-1313. Schenck School (The) 282 Mount Paran Road NW, Atlanta. 404/252-2591. Sophia Academy 1199 Mt. Vernon Road, Atlanta. 404/303-8722. Swift School (The) 300 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell. 678/205-4988.

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Caucasian rugs at ga. museum

“Rugs of the Caucasus,” on view through April 27 at the Georgia Museum of Art, features several dated examples of Caucasian rugs from 1805 to the early 20th century. Each region had specific styles and designs for their rugs that conveyed their creators’ surroundings, lives and religion. Below: Moghan, Plains of Southeast Caucasus, Azerbaijan, 3rd quarter 19th century, wool-on-wool, 4’5” x 7’4”.

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Abelardo morell phoTOGRaPHY at the high

“Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door,” on view through May 18 at the High Museum of Art, showcases a retrospective of more than 100 works by the Cuban-born American artist, who has a captivating way of seeing things. The exhibition highlights Morell’s celebrated use of camera obscura – a technique that allows him to transform entire rooms into giant cameras and record mesmerizing scenes from the outside world projected onto interior environments. His unique perspective reveals the contemporary world in fresh, inventive ways. As part of the show, the High will transform the first floor of the Museum’s Anne Cox Chambers wing into a giant camera obscura, allowing visitors to literally walk into Morell’s artistic point of view and viscerally experience the magical effects of camera optics as they enter the exhibit. The show also includes new works by Morell that the High commissioned for its Picturing the South series, which asks noted photographers to turn their lenses toward the American South. Above: Abelardo Morell (American, born Cuba, 1948), Camera Obscura: Santa Maria della Salute in Palazzo Bedroom, Venice, Italy, 2006. Inkjet print. 40 × 30 in. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York. © Abelardo Morell 44

Inspired by his love of dogs, clay artist Barry Gregg creates whimsical works, like this “Spot of Tea” teapot, at his Decatur studio, Mudslinging Pottery.

form + function American craft council show – MARCH 14-16

Marking its 25th year of amazing artistry, the American Craft Council Show returns to Atlanta on March 14-16, featuring more than 240 artists in the largest juried indoor craft show in the Southeast. The eclectic creations – from chic silk scarves, mod leather bags and derby-worthy hats to fantastic wood furnishings and tabletop treasures – will be showcased at the Cobb Galleria Centre, along with two new onsite exhibitions. “Make Room, Modern Design Meets Craft – Let’s Entertain” puts crafts into context with designer room vignettes filled with eye-catching pieces, both functional and fabulous. “American Craft Charm Collection” dazzles with an exclusive assortment of charms, bracelets, cluster pendants and pins by ACC artists. Don’t miss the stunning chandeliers of Atlanta’s own celebrity designer Kathleen Plate, whose “smart glass” works are made of recycled bottles, putting an innovative spin on lighting, as well as jewelry, fashion and sculpture. She’s one of 21 artists representing Georgia’s creative talent in the show, which kicks off with a Preview Party from 6-9 PM March 13 at the Cobb Galleria Centre to jointly benefit The Hambidge Center and ACC. show hours: 10 AM-8 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. admission: $13 one-day pass, $28 three-day pass, $5 FRI. EVENING after 5 pm. free for acc members and ages 12 & under. 2 Galleria Parkway.

Carved black and white patterns and colored glazes finish the hand-thrown functional pottery of Massachusetts artist James Guggina.

North Carolina woodworker David W. Scott builds contemporary furniture and accessories in fine hardwoods, including these Ripple Stools, with green milk paint over maple and natural maple rungs. His work can be seen at Ariel Gallery in Asheville.

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Exhibitions Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Paul Gauguin. “Exotic Tropicals” exhibit features botanical drawings. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE. Open daily.

Mixed Media Works by Kathy Yancey. Reception: 7-9 PM May 16. 980 Briarcliff Road NE. Mon.-Sat.


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


Through March 8 “Coloring,” Bill

“Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things” at MODA

Adams, Paul Stephen Benjamin, Rutherford Chang, Anne Lindberg, Kate Shepherd. “In Translation,” Jonathan Bouknight, Ben Schonberger, Nathan Sharratt. 535 Means Street NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/688-1970.


SPRING Alan avery art company March 7-April 19 Chuck Close,

Up Close

April 25-June 7 Lynn Davison

315 East Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/237-0370.

Opening March 1 “Stars Fall on

Atlanta: The Premiere of Gone With the Wind,” at Margaret Mitchell House. March 19-June 17 “Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps” at Kenan Research Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road. Open daily.





April 4 Dialogue: A Two-Woman Show, Gina Hurry & Catie Radney. May 2 May Days 25 W. Park Square, Marietta. Tues.Sat. 770/427-5377.


Through Aug. 24 “Whales: Giants of the Deep” exhibition. 767 Clifton Road, Atl. 404/929-





175 Peters St. SW, Atl. 404/5244781.

March 7, April 4, May 2 Selfguided walking tour of the galleries of the Roswell Art District. 6-9 PM.

200+ contemporary craft artists, with works ranging from jewelry and clothing to furniture and home decor, at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 10 AM-8 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $13.


georgia museum of art

Workshop exhibit, featuring 20 artists from Atlanta’s Fine Arts Atelier. 1555 Peachtree St., Suite 100, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/352-8114.

to Stare.”

March 14-17 25th annual show of


932 Canton St., Roswell. 770/993-



March 28-April 26 The White Show

May 2-31 Artists in Paris

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

Art station galleries

March 28-April 27 DeKalb County Schools exhibit, with opening reception March 28. May 10-June 14 Spring Exhibit, with Art Stroll & opening reception May 10. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain. Open Tues.-Sat.



Daze: Impressionists,” an exotic showcase of blooms in the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center celebrates the work of Vincent


Through March 31 Fine Arts


Through April 6 “Windows of the Soul: A Portrait of America,” by Georgia artist Susan K. Friedland. Through April 27 “Taking the Reins! The Art of Donna HowellSickles,” depicting cowgirl heroines and their animal counterparts. 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. 770/3871300.

breman museum

Through May 26 “Return To

Rich’s: The Story Behind the Store,” interactive exhibit spans 150 years of Rich’s history. 1440 Spring St., NW, Atl. 678/222-3700.

CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY Through March 7 Paintings by 770/5949511. 404/733-HIGH.


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



3115 East Shadowlawn Ave., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/233-3739.

Through March 30 “The Silent Cities of Peru: Archaeological Photographs by Ferando La Rosa” and “Joh Greenman Photographs.” Through April 20 “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy.” 90 Carlton St., Athens, East Campus of UGA, Performing and Visual Arts Complex. 706/5424662.


Through March 12 “THREE,” photographic works by F.C. Gundlach, Ethan Levitas and Yijun (Pixy) Liao. “Liz Linden: I wasn’t lying; you didn’t ask the correct questions.” 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. #25, Atl. 404/492-7718.


Through April “Wit in Wood: The Folk Art of Moses Robinson.” 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. 11 AM-2 PM Wed. & Sat.

Paintings, Mixed Media, and Animation by Temme Barkin-Leeds. Reception: 7-9 PM March 14. May 16-July 11 Arrested Frame:


Morell: The Universe Next Door,” photography retrospective. Through June 1 Civil Rights Photography, 1956-1968. Through June 8 “Bangles to Benches: Contemporary Jewelry and Design.” “Splendor: The Work of Jim Waters.” “Medford Johnston: Counterpoise.” Through June 15 “A Decade of David C. Driskell.” Through Sept. 14 “African Mask/ Masquerade: More Than Meets the Eye.” May 21-Sept. 7 “Dream Cars,” featuring 19 rare and imaginative concept cars, including cars designed by Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, GM and Porsche. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun.

Through March 20 “It’s Not Polite

Ernesto Torres.

March 14-May 9 Arrested Frame:

Through May 18 “Abelardo

Through April 13 “Go West!” Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

SCAD Thesis Show by Nazanin Kani at Mason Murer Fine Art

Cowgirl Art at Booth Art Museum “Taking the Reins! The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles” is on view through April 27 at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville. Among the most recognized women artists in the West, this Texas native is known for her joyful, whimsical imagery of cowgirl heroines and their animal counterparts. These iconic figures, seen in more than 30 of the artist’s mixed media works, inhabit a realm between history and mythology, conveying timeless tales from frontiers of long ago, in a contemporary context. ABOVE: Donna Howell-Sickles, Making a Target of Herself, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48.” RIGHT: Not Without Its Ups and Downs, 2001, mixed media, 59.5 x 39.5.”


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

juried exhibition of collegiate and graduate students. 199 Armour Dr., Atl. Tues.-Sat.




The Galleries of Peachtree Hills, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., Ste. 29B. Tues.-Sat.


Through March 9 “Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey,” featuring his series of collages and watercolors based on Homer’s “The Odyssey.” Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atl. 404/727-


MArietta/cobb museum of art

Sports + Art & Design,” city-wide, multi-venue exhibit. April 18-June 27 Shara Hughes, 2012/2013 Working Artist Project. Reception: 6:30-8:30 PM April 18. Museum of Contemporary Art of Ga., TULA Art Center, 75 Bennett St. 404/367-8700.


MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678/812-4000.

Through March 23 “Friends:

Penley, Rossin and Steed” and “The Barnes Family Trust.” April 12-July 3 “ONE: Alexi Torres” & “Wilbur G. Kurtz: Inspired by Southern History.” 30 Atlanta St. 770/528-1444.


Through March 29 “SCORE:



The Genius of Everyday Things,” spotlights the design of 36 ordinary objects that are revolutionary. May 25-Aug. 3 “Design for Social Good,” a look at how design is being used to solve problems. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. Tues.-Sun. 404/979-

Through March 21 “Under My

Roof,” photographic works by Pam Moxley, Kate T. Parker and Corrine Adams that celebrate children. “Teen Spirit,” self-portraits by chronically ill teens. SCAD thesis show by Nazanin Kani. May 9-July “Fresh Blood,”

Through May 11 “Hidden Heroes:


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


Through March 9 “Sky Light:

Landscapes, Traditional and Contemporary,” 19th/20th century paintings, drawings and prints. March 22-May 4 “Optic Chiasm: Crossing Over of Art & Science.” “Blind/Sight: Conversations with the Visually Inspired.” May 15-June 22 Southeastern Pastel Society 16th International Juried Exhibition. 4484 Peachtree Road, NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/364-8555.


Through April 19 “Looks Good on Paper,” featuring rising and established talent in a wide variety of styles and mediums. 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. 770/394-4019.


Through April 4 “The Price is Right: Art Under $1000.” 3130 Slaton Dr., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/266-



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



Through March 28 Serhiy Hai and Petrov Lebedynets, contemporary artists from Ukraine. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., No. 24, Atl. Mon.-Sat.

Art Center East, 9100 Fouts Road, Roswell.


Through March 1 Member show.

r. alexander gallery

5933 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., B, Peachtree Corners. Tues.-Fri. 770/6098662.


Through April 5 Medford

404/869-0511. Through March 8 ​ “Paul

Tamanian: Revelations,” paintings and sculptures. 690 Miami Circle, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/814-1811.


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he road to high style this spring is pavéd with all things bold & bright: from chunky costume jewelry and body-conscious dresses in barely there fabrics, to stilettoes and satchels. And orange you glad these mood enhancers don’t require a doctor’s prescription?

Solar neon flame deerskin shoulder bag available at

Lang neon flame patent leather sandals by Jimmy Choo.



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ready, s Onda collar in 18k yellow gold and diamonds by Marina B.

Onda triple wrap bangle in yellow gold and diamonds by Marina B.

Pampilles bombe ring with yellow sapphires available at


ormal dressing gets the Midas Touch this season with gold accents from head-to-toe. But even if precious metals aren’t your style, you can still stay on-trend by wrapping yourself in rich gem tones from the palest topaz to the deepest amethyst. Just remember: it’s all about that shimmer!

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Floor length mermaid shape evening gown and draped neckline in satin by Basil Soda.

Asymmetrical draped evening dress in crepe georgette with side slit by Basil Soda.

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hether vertical, horizontal or arabesque, line drawings are staging a major comeback in women’s wear. And accessories have followed suit, with graphic details that recall Art Deco and the Jazz Age. Best of all: corsets are optional.

Mauve silk crepe gown with embellished tulle overlay available at CH Carolina Store in Bal Harbour, Florida.

Piaf clutch in warm gold metallic python with jeweled vermeil and smoky quartz kisslock by Jada Loveless available by special order at Jeffrey Atlanta.

Lucite bars stretch bracelet available by Ann Taylor.

18K gold and black sterling silver Ippolia notte open oval snowman earrings available at

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the line 518K gold lollipop ring with London Blue Topaz and diamonds by Ippolita. 318K gold lollipop necklace with London Blue Topaz and diamonds available at

Smoky umber linen corset with smoky umber and ivory dynamic print chiffon skirt by Carolina Herrera.

618K gold lollipop cascading earrings with London Blue Topaz and diamonds by Ippolita.

Green printed stripe organza gown by Carolina Herrera.

Abel blue bottle patent pointy toe pumps by Jimmy Choo.

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print Stone larget jet hematite pierced earrings by Swarovski.

Palladium-plated necklace features a gradation of blue crystal tones available in May at


nimal prints, houndstooth and black & white dressing are to fashion what the Three R’s are to education: fundamental. But there is nothing basic about these timeless trends – thanks to inventive styling that’s more peek-a-boo than in-your-face. Lovely Crystals ice blue leather strap watch with floating elements which slide around the dial in a circular motion by Swarovski.

Vivo black striped clasp clutch available at B.D. Jeffries.

Blue stretch faille dress with black beaded motif front and pleated stretch faille back available at Saks Fifth Ave.


Laminated black lace raincoat with grosgrain frame, ivory stretch faille bustier and black jacquard slim pant with tuck seaming by Pamella Roland.

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ant to dance to a different drummer? There’s no reason that a bride can’t opt to get married in a lovely white dress not originally designed to be a wedding gown. Basil Soda’s spring-summer collection offers some stunning white frocks that could certainly rise to the romantic occasion. Or, you may opt for the palest pastel pink, as pictured on the opposite page.


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Revisited Brideshead


evisit quintessential bridal looks – without sacrificing style – by swapping veils for fascinators, replacing Mother’s pearls with semi-precious stones in pavé and turning up the wattage on accent pieces to make them shine as bright as a diamond.

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Townsend ~ Hawthorne


Glamorous Buckhead Wedding of the Season

organ Janel Townsend and Kareem Vincent-Patrick Hawthorne were united in marriage Oct. 12, 2013, in an elegant ceremony at Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, with 235 guests in attendance. The bride was stunning in an ivory Vera Wang gown featuring a modified A-line silhouette, with timeless lace detailing, floating floral embroidery and a dramatic train. A glamorous dinner reception followed in the ballroom of The St. Regis Atlanta, beautifully enhanced with lush floral garlands, mirrored finishes and soft drapery – with a palette of white, blush and ivory accented with pops of emerald. Sylvia Weinstock worked her wonders, creating a heavenly seven-foot-tall wedding cake of cascading flowers. Over-the-top paper products were provided by ECRU Stationery. The black-tie affair, complete with a hookah bar and hand-rolled cigars on the terrace, was brilliantly orchestrated by Christina Zubowicz and Suzanne

Reinhard of Magnolia Events and Planning, and Tony Conway of A Legendary Event, which also provided the floral décor – with no less than 50,000 blooms – inspired by the Oscar de la Renta bridesmaid dresses. “The evening truly reflected the experience my mother and I had envisioned for the guests: a stylish, traditional affair with modern, sophisticated touches,” said Morgan, who is the daughter of Marjorie and Steve Harvey. Kareem is the son of Seymour and Pauline Hawthorne. The couple met as college students in 2006, when Morgan, a sophomore at Spelman, participated in the Miss Black and Gold pageant, staged by Kareem’s fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha at Morehouse, where he was a senior. The two began a serious courtship after graduation, with Kareem popping the question in a surprise proposal on the same outdoor patio at the Twelve Hotel where he first told Morgan that he loved her at a New Year’s Eve party several years before.

Photography by Ross Oscar Knight Photography


Marjorie and Steve Harvey’s daughter Morgan took centerstage at her exquisite Buckhead wedding.

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“I was so shocked! A Legendary Event had decorated it beautifully with flowers and candles. The song playing in the background was what I sang in his fraternity’s pageant when we first met,” Morgan said. “So many details of special moments in our relationship were so thoughtfully incorporated into his proposal – it could not have been more perfect.” The newlyweds enjoyed seven days of honeymoon paradise in Palm Beach, Aruba. “It was a relaxing, romantic and fun getaway to celebrate our new union,” Morgan said. And then it was back to the real world, where Morgan is a social media coordinator and Kareem is a chemistry and precalculus teacher, with the cosmopolitan couple dividing their time between Atlanta and Chicago.

Every blossom on the magnificent 7-foot-tall wedding cake was hand-crafted by culinary artisan Sylvia Weinstock.


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Samuels ~ Cromley


Wedding festivities at Brooklet, Georgia, Family Farm


apturing the rustic elegance of a quaint country wedding, Jamie Alexandra Neves Samuels and David Terry Cromley were united in marriage Jan. 4, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Statesboro. The beautiful bride walked down the aisle in an ivory lace couture gown by Pronovias, with her attendants in navy dresses and pearls. The groom was dapper in a black tux with white vest and bow tie. Four-hundred guests were in attendance for the afternoon ceremony. A dinner reception followed at David’s family farm in Brooklet, with hand-painted wooden signs directing guests to the pastoral Nellwood Hay Barns, draped in sheer panels and crowned with a wreath of greenery bearing the couple’s “C” monogram. Birch bark, grapevine, cotton, magnolia leaves and cypress added a touch of southern charm to the décor, as did a cozy back wall of

hay bales, mixing with chandeliers, candles, mercury glass and silver vases. The newlyweds arrived in memorable style, riding to the reception on an old John Deere tractor. Guests dined on a hearty menu of pork tenderloin, pecanencrusted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and mac & cheese. Cocktails were served at an outdoor hand-built bar. The five-tiered bridal cake offered a sweet slice of white cake with buttercream, while the groom’s cake was set up as a cake bar, with lemon, chocolate and caramel flavors. In a token of affection, Jamie used the cake knives from her parents’ wedding, as well as her late grandmother’s lace tablecloths. She walked down the aisle with a button from David’s grandmother’s wedding dress stitched into the lining of hers – a family tradition. Guests were gifted with bundled blankets, and their parents were presented with embroidered handkerchiefs, each with a personalized sentiment.

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Jamie’s couture gown from the San Patrick collection by Pronovias featured a French Chantilly lace bodice with an off-theshoulder neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. The trumpet skirt was accented with Chantilly lace and re-embroidered Alencon lace finishing in a chapel-length train.

The wedding ceremony took place at the First Baptist Church of Statesboro.

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Floral designer Christy Hulsey used greenery from the family’s property for a personal touch.

The couple met serendipitously at a wedding. After a two-year courtship, David proposed to Jamie last spring – “between the potatoes and tomatoes” in the backyard garden that the two had planted together. In addition to gardening, the newlyweds love all the perks of rural living, including hunting, fishing and riding around the farm with their dog Chief. “We live in a very small town and truly enjoy the little things in life,” Jamie said. The daughter of Scott and Natalie Samuels of Marietta, Jamie earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Georgia. She is an educator at Georgia Southern University, where she is pursuing a doctoral degree in public health.

 David is the son of Chap and Barbara Cromley of Brooklet. A graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, he works at Nellwood Farms, which has been in his family for six generations. “David can work long hours during harvest season,” Jamie said. “He is one of the hardest working people I know, but he still makes time for what is important.” After a honeymoon to Jamaica, a destination that the groom kept top secret until they boarded the plane in Savannah, the couple will reside on Nellwood Farms in Brooklet, where they are actively involved in the church and community. Both were elected to serve as the Young Farmer Representatives for Georgia’s 7th District over the next two years. 66

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Harden ~ Ward

The groom’s two daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine Ward, served as bridesmaids for Ellen, whose niece, MaryBeth Dopson, was maid of honor.

Southern Nuptials Celebrating Generations Past and Present


llen Rebekah Harden and William Walter Ward were united in marriage Oct. 13, 2013, in an intimate ceremony at Oglethorpe Presbyterian Chapel with 165 guests in attendance. The celebratory occasion was all the more memorable as it honored the life of the bride’s father, Dr. Seaborn James Harden II, who passed away unexpectedly two months prior to the wedding. Escorted down the aisle by her brother, Ellen wore a couture Lazaro gown and veil that were uniquely customized: the back of the dress and the headpiece were fashioned from her mother’s wedding gown, which had been handmade by her late grandmother 43 years earlier. She accessorized with a vintage Elizabeth Cole necklace. The wedding party included only family, with the groom’s son serving as best man, the bride’s niece as maid of honor and the groom’s two daughters as bridesmaids. A fantastic reception followed at Atlanta’s historic Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, with a cocktail hour, special performances, seated dinner, desserts, live music and dancing. “It was the perfect combination of my small town roots combined with my love of the arts,” said Ellen of the elegant country French wedding, orchestrated by Tony Conway’s A Legendary Event and Sabrina Rosenberg. In tribute to the bride’s father, the floral arrangements included cotton from S. J. Harden Farms in Eastman, Ga., on family land

that dates back to the Revolutionary War. The wedding favors were donations to Future Farmers of America. “While my father’s death was and is still devastating to our family, the wedding gave us a positive focus and it was celebrated in his honor,” said Ellen, also the daughter of JoEllen Gill Harden. “My father was a wonderful man – the true epitome of a southern farmer. Most of all he was an amazing father. I’m truly blessed to have known that kind of love and dedication.” A graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta and Pratt Institute in NYC with a master’s degree in design, Ellen is the co-founder of Be Branded, a brand equity building collaboration, specializing in strategy and design. She is the principal and creative director. Bill is the vice president of global sales for JPW Industries. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina and continued his professional development at Texas A&M University, and the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the son of Louise Early, the late William Ward and Karyn Ward. The newlyweds first met at The St. Regis, while Bill was on a blind date with one of Ellen’s close friends. They honeymooned in The Boulders in Scottsdale, Arizona, San Francisco and Sonoma Valley. The couple maintains joint residences in Buckhead and Nashville.

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Bill’s son, Andrew, started the reception dinner with an unforgettable toast.

Ellen with her mother, JoEllen Gill Harden.

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by gail o’Neill

A Q&A on Wedding Etiquette

When I remarried 11 years ago, I became stepmother to eight children, including five very rambunctious boys. All five are in their 20s now and as spirited as ever. I also have a daughter from my first marriage who is getting married next fall. Must she invite her stepsiblings to the wedding despite having deep reservations about the boys’ ability to conduct themselves in a manner befitting a formal occasion?

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Sense & Suitability As any fourth-grader can tell you: “It’s a free country!” So you may do as you wish. Just remember that not inviting your stepchildren to the wedding means your daughter may not invite them to her engagement party, rehearsal dinner, showers nor any other parties surrounding the main event. But Laura Maddox, a partner in Magnolia Events & Planning, encourages clients to err on the side of kindness when in doubt. “This could be quite a snub and cause much more drama within the family,” she cautions. Adding that “a simple conversation with the siblings about the expectations on their etiquette at the wedding,” should go a long way in managing expectations and keeping the (family) peace. My fiancé and I have decided that we want our wedding and reception to be an adults-only affair. The exception will be the flower girl and ring bearer – both of whom are my sister’s kids. What is the correct protocol regarding whether or not to include the little ones in the evening reception? And is there any way to avoid hurting my brother’s and sister-in-law’s feelings when telling them that their toddler daughter may not attend?

It would be perfectly appropriate to have the younger members of your wedding party take pictures with the adults post-ceremony, then spend the remainder of the evening with their peers. But, “Do your research!” counsels Keith Robinson, event designer and creative director of Gloriosa. “It’s important to show parents that some thought has gone into an effort not to offend, and to make the night just as memorable for their kids.” If your brother and sister-in-law don’t have a nanny or au pair, refer them to a reputable babysitter in town. Or consider commandeering a private room or guest suite at the wedding venue for the younger set. “Very few children would prefer to pass their evening at a formal affair when child-friendly meals, games, DVDs, snacks and a slumber party beckon elsewhere,” says Robinson. Freeing mom and dad to party like newlyweds! Help! My father and his wife of 18 years will be footing the bill for my wedding and reception. My mother will be in attendance, but not contributing financially. What is the proper etiquette for wording the wedding invitation under the circumstances?

One of the biggest benefits of having professionals like Harrison Rohr, of Exquisite Stationery in Buckhead, on speed-dial is his stress-relieving talent for simplifying complex issues. In this case, Rohr reasons that “since you are being given away by your parents, the proper etiquette is to include only the names of your natural 70

parents on the wedding invitation.” When parents are divorced, the mother’s name (Mrs. or Ms., followed by her first, maiden and last name) should appear on the first line, followed by the father’s name. These lines should not be separated by the word “and.” An elegant way of recognizing your stepmother without ruffling any feathers, says Rohr, is by using “Mr. and Mrs.” followed by your father’s first and last name. But your father’s wife’s (first) name should not appear on the invitation. Finally, Rohr recommends adding a reception card to your invitation suite should you wish to recognize your father and his wife as hosts of the reception. But instead of the traditional ‘“Reception immediately following the ceremony...” your reception card would read “Mr. and Mrs. (followed by your father’s name) request the pleasure of your company at the marriage reception,” followed by the date, time and location. Send your questions on wedding etiquette and sticky situations to Gail O’Neill at


Dressed to


by gail o’Neill

he removal of a bride’s garter dates back to the Middle Ages, when the privilege of doing so was reserved for the groom’s men. Back then, they would rush the newlywed and take the bands holding her stockings in place as a prize. And though the ritual is far less rough and tumble these days, old-school associations of deflowering innocence still linger – making the notion unappealing to roughly 50 percent of modern brides. But Sarah Dobson of La Gartier has been using inventive styling and unabashed sex appeal to bring the outmoded accessory (which ladies commonly used in the 1930s and ’40s to carry small valuables, in place of a small purse) firmly into the 21st century. Dobson’s stock-in-trade are satin, lace and Swarovski crystals. Her best sellers are jeweled band garters that can be worn flat to the leg and easily concealed under formfitting wedding gowns. But she’s just as comfortable collaborating with the kind of ESPNaddicted grooms who have commissioned one-of-a-kind garters in the colors of their alma mater, or favorite sports team. Likewise, when one mother of the bride asked that a necktie (which belonged to her late husband) be incorporated in a custom design for their daughter, “so her father could be with her as she walked down the aisle,” Dobson did not disappoint. For all the joy her career brings, it took a business luncheon for Dobson to finally make peace with being affectionately known as “the girl who sits and plays with jewels,” since founding La Gartier in 2009. “I was looking around the room,” she remembers, “and when I glanced up it occurred to me that I was like the person who designed the chandeliers: something totally impractical, that makes the world so pretty!” la gartier collection, $75-$210; custom designs starting at $250. 505/288-9050. Southern Seasons Magazine

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Anniversaries Toast Worthy

Teri & Moses Bond Celebrating 30 years August 4, 1984

Proud parents of Dr. Dina Giesler

Judy & Tony Jackson

(aka Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Stonewall Jackson)

Celebrating 54 years August 11, 1960


Pat & Gene Duke Celebrating 56 years December 19, 1958

Panelists Cynthia Moreland of the nsoro foundation, Louise Sams of turner broadcasting, Mackey Hughes of wilmington trust, and Rhonda Matheison of the high museum.

Stephanie Blank with panelist Laura Hardman. Panelists Ingrid Saunders Jones and Ann Cramer with Jack Sawyer of wilmington trust.

Leadership in the Community Some of Atlanta’s top nonprofit leaders gathered at the Piedmont Driving Club for Wilmington Trust’s “Get on Board” event to discuss the important role of the community’s nonprofit organizations and their board members. Participants included Joe Bankoff, Bill Barwick, Ann Cramer, Bob Edge, Laura Jones Hardman, Mackey Hughes, Ingrid Saunders Jones, Rhonda Matheison, Cynthia Moreland, Alicia Philipp and Louise Sams.

Cynthia Widner Wall of PNC Wealth Management with her father Coy Widner.

Betsy Franks and Bonneau Ansley III of Harry Norman, Realtors.

Patron Party hostess Sara Steinfeld and NMWA Ga. Committee Chair Lisa Cannon Taylor.

NMWA-Georgia Art Tour

Elizabeth Spiegel, Lisa Cannon Taylor and Marianne Lambert.

Three museum-quality art collections held guests spellbound during the “32C Tour” of the Georgia Committee of National Museum of Women in the Arts. The event was cosponsored by PNC Wealth Management, Harry Norman, Realtors and Dennis Dean Catering. Prior to the tour, guests were fêted at an elaborate Champagne reception in the historic Ansley Park home of Sara and Paul Steinfeld. Founded in 1987, NMWA is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing women’s creative contributions. For information on joining NMWA, call 404/351-0081 or contact Photography by Kim Link

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Partiesfora MARCH


March 1 7 PM. Walk the red carpet Academy Awards style at Cumberland Academy of Georgia. This year’s event honors James Ramseur and benefits this special needs school. Guests can enjoy cocktails, dinner, casino gaming and great opportunities to bid on great live and silent auction items. 404/873-5811 ext. 203.


March 7 7-9 PM. The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Silent Auction kicks off its 18th annual thrift sale (March 8) to raise funds for the organization’s events and educational programs. Guests can enjoy silent auction, appetizers, wine and fun. 34 School St., Watkinsville. Admission $5. 706/769-4565.


March 8 6 PM. One of Atlanta’s most prestigious social events, the black-tie evening begins with a cocktail reception, followed by a concert by Audra McDonald, dinner, auction and dancing. Gala chair Ed Labry. atlantasymphony.



March 8 6 PM. 26th annual benefit

American Craft Show preview party

at the Cobb Galleria Centre – March 13 Craft designers Loretta Willis and Chip Cheatham with ACC Honorary Design Chair William Peace.


for EnAble of Georgia will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center. The evening features dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the organization’s mission to serve people who struggle with disabilities. 770/664-4347.


March 8 6 PM-12 AM. Join the American Cancer Society at

Country Club of the South for a great night of food, dancing, a spectacular auction and much more.



March 8 One of Cobb’s finest and most prestigious black-tie events, the 13th annual elegant gala includes dinner, entertainment and beautiful and fun auction items at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Proceeds benefit SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center.


March 8 7 PM. 6th annual fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Guests can also enjoy food, beverages and live and silent auctions. $85. For tickets, visit


March 8 6 PM. The S.E. Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art presents its 8th annual design competition to recognize excellence in classical and traditional design. The evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner and awards ceremony at The Piedmont Driving Club.


March 13 6-9 PM. The party kicks off the 25th anniversary of the American Craft Council Atlanta Show (March 14-17) at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Guests will have the chance to mix and mingle with the nation’s top craft artists while enjoying entertainment, cocktails, a scotch tasting room and more. Benefits Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences and the ACC. $75 advance. 678/613-3396.

March 14 7:30 PM. The 30th annual benefit for The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, “Garden & Fun” will be held at the 1939 Patterson-Carr House, with live entertainment, a full bar and tasty offerings from Atlanta’s finest caterers. Beauchamp Carr, honorary chair. Elizabeth & Mike Nadal and Carey & Bill Peard, event co-chairs. 404/885-7812.

Circle for children legacy ball at the Piedmont Driving Club – March 22

Vii Tanner Photography



March 15 The SCA Guild presents this fundraiser for the Spruill Center for the Arts at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Guests can enjoy a memorable evening of dining, dancing and entertainment, plus an auction. 770/394-3447, ext.



March 15 Grady Health Foundation celebrates its annual fundraising campaign at the Georgia Aquarium with a blacktie dinner and awards ceremony honoring Atlanta’s healthcare heroes. Co-chairs: Jennifer and Tom Bell, Roz and John Brewer.

Circle for Children President Linda Pace (center) with ball chairs Betts Fisher and Sally Davis. Not pictured: Ball chair Kristin Harbison.


marketing support of exhibitions of visual artists of African descent.

event features a pre-show cocktail reception, the “Art of Fashion” presentation by Neiman Marcus, and a post-show celebration. Proceeds support visual arts programs including a fine artist marketplace, juried exhibition, related public programs, and


March 20 6-9 PM. Spectacular


March 20 7-11 PM. Popular kick-off for the 17th annual Junior League of Atlanta’s Tour of Kitchens (March 29-30), with hors d’ouerves, signature drinks


and a spectacular silent auction. The evening at PDI Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Showroom in Midtown West includes gourmet food stations, desserts, premium open bars and mixology demonstrations.



March 22 “It’s an Illusion,” the


10th annual “All Kids Count” Benefit of the Foster Care Support Foundation, will take place at the Grand Hyatt, Buckhead. Proceeds support abused and neglected children.


March 22 The black-tie fundraiser for CADEF: The Childhood Autism Foundation will feature a seated dinner, live and silent auction and entertainment at the InterContinental Buckhead.


March 22 6 PM. The Circle For Children presents “Georgia on My Mind” at the Piedmont Driving Club, featuring a four-course dinner with wine pairings, dancing and live and silent auctions. Ball co-chairs Sally Davis, Betts Fisher and Kristin Harbison. Auction co-chairs Nancy Flaherty and Maureen Lok. Proceeds benefit the youth at The Center for Children and Young Adults.

Ron Jones Photography


March 22 7 PM. Festive fundraisier at the Country Club of the South features excellent food, entertainment and an outstanding auction. Benefits TurningPoint and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation.

Event co-chairs Mike and Elizabeth Nadal, honorary chair Beauchamp Carr, and event co-chairs Carey and Bill Peard. Southern Seasons Magazine

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Co-chairs Dixie Brock, Kathryn Loia and Kim McAfee.

March 24 The American Cancer Society Auxiliary will host its 23rd annual fashion show at The RitzCarlton, Buckhead. The event includes a sumptuous luncheon followed by a professional runway show.


(Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates) will honor Judge Glenda Hatchett at this 10th annual event held at the Piedmont Driving Club, featuring a seated luncheon, raffle and fashion show. 404/874-



“tossed out treasures” preview party at Tom Jumper Chevrolet – March 27

greatest food and wine party at the High Museum of Art’s largest fundraising event. This year’s auction, themed “Legends of the Vine,” toasts a love of wine through the generations, featuring world-renowned winemakers and legendary chefs from across the country.


March 27 6-9 PM. The Sandy Springs Society presents the 23rd annual “Tossed Out Treasures” ultimate flea market with an exclusive preview party to kick off the bargain hunter’s event at Tom Jumper Chevrolet, 7200 Roswell Road. Guests can be the first to browse and buy the gently used upscale items while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. The market runs March 28-29 from 10 AM-6 PM.


March 29 The 5th annual gala at the Atlanta History Center will feature a silent auction, dinner, cocktails, dancing and an awards ceremony. Childspring International is a children’s medical charity providing medical care and opportunities for a better life to children around the world.

A TASTE OF GLYNN St. Simons Island, Ga.

Committee members Becky Reynolds and Carol Dolson with event chair Betty Myrtle.


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March 30 5-8 PM. This annual celebration of culinary, artistic and entertainment talent at the famed oceanfront King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort features an evening of fine food as local professional chefs compete for People’s Choice Awards. 912/264-


8th Annual

Event Co-Chairs Brooke Jackson Edmond and Jack Sawyer, NBAF Board Chair Sonya M. Halpern, Title Sponsor-Neiman Marcus, Mark Fillion

A Neiman Marcus Presentation to benefit NBAF • Thursday, March 20, 2014 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Fine Art + Fashion provides important operating support to NBAF and its visual arts and related programming and brings together lovers of art and fashion. Neiman Marcus invites guests to experience the Art of Fashion on the runway produced by Fashion Director, Ken Downing. Don’t miss this exciting evening with artists, fashion designers, style setters and the presentation of the 2014 NBAF Emerging Talent Awards to students from Brenau University, Clark Atlanta University and Savannah College of Art and Design.

Early reservations are encouraged as Fine Art + Fashion is sure to be a sold-out event. For ticket information or reservations, please call Judy Hanenkrat at 404.730.6369 (office), 404.372.4572 (cell), email her at or visit Southern Seasons Magazine

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PARTIES FOR A CAUSE Patron chairs Sara Shlesinger and Anna Pare, and gala chairs Tara and Richard Aaronson.


at Michael C. Carlos Museum – April 12


Chattanooga, Tenn. April 5 AmuseUm is going to XTREMEs at this annual fundraiser for the Creative Discovery Museum of Chattanooga, with an evening of daring entertainment, spectacular food, and the best outfitted silent and roaming auction packages.


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Bella Notte


march of dimes dining out at participating restaurants – May 2

Event co-chair Ally May, honorary chef Kevin Rathbun, event co-chair Betsy Camp and publicity chair Brenda Smith.

April 5 5:30 PM. The Collectors of the Georgia Museum of Art will host a stunning Italian-themed evening at the museum in Athens. A silent auction will feature vacation homes, fine art and high fashion. The Collectors hold an auction every other year to raise acquisition funds for the museum. 706/542-0830.


April 5 7-10:30 PM. A Tribute to our Heroes and Angels celebration and fundraiser for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children at the


at the Richards Family Estate – April 26

Executive Committee: decorations vice-chairs Tina Reid and Susan Martin, co-chair Nichole Pezold, sponsorship vice-chair Jim Gill, co-chair Annette Jones, auction vice-chairs Leanna Schulenburg and Erica Tisinger.

Atlanta History Center includes delicious fare, dancing and more.



top competitive race in the country will be held at Kingston Downs near Rome, Ga. The beneficiary is the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. Gates open at 9 AM. 404/237-7436.

Latin-themed cocktail party features specialty drinks and food, an exciting high-end silent auction and the popular Wall of Wine. Proceeds benefit Quality Care for Children’s emergency child care program. 404/479-4200.

MOCA GALA ART AUCTION April 12 5:30-9 PM. This annual

benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art kicks off with cocktails and the opportunity to view the works from both the live and silent auctions. The event will be catered by one of Atlanta’s top caterers, and auctioneer extraordinaire James H. Landon guarantees a fast-paced and dynamic live auction. 404/367-



April 12 7 PM. This year’s annual fundraiser for the Michael C. Carlos Museum will honor Lewis Nix and Henry Mann. The event features a high-end silent auction, chaired by Su Longman; and exquisite cuisine to enhance the multi-sensory delights of the night. Funds raised will support the Museum’s upcoming exhibition “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts.” For an invitation, call 404/727-2115.

April 19 The 49th annual


April 23 6:30 PM. The Atlanta Botanical Garden Associates will hold an auction of rare plants and garden treasures at Day Hall and the Levy Parterre to raises funds for the Jitsuko Johnson Plant Explorer Fund. Retired UGA professor Dr. Allan Armitage will be honored. 404/876-5859.


April 24 Open Hand’s annual fundraiser will be hosted at more than 100 metro Atlanta restaurants. 25% or more of the total check at participating restaurants will support Open Hand’s community nutrition programs. 404/419-3333.

April 24 6:30-10 PM. Festive,


April 26 6-10 PM. Join Ahimsa House to celebrate a decade of helping people and pets who are victims of domestic violence. The event will be held at Glenridge Hall, a historic Atlanta manor home featured in “The Vampire Diaries” and “Driving Miss Daisy.” The evening features silent and live auctions, a raffle, music, dinner, and a behind-the-scenes guided tour.


April 26 The Atlanta International School community will join together to celebrate a “Passport to

Argentina” at the school’s historic Buckhead location. The evening promises a unique experience with a seated dinner, dancing, entertainment and exciting live and silent auctions.



April 26 Members of the Georgia Diplomatic Corps will be honored at an elegant black-tie dinner dance at the World of Coca-Cola. The ball will be hosted by the Georgia Council for International Visitors. 404/832-5560.


April 26 Tanner Medical Foundation presents the 24th annual ball, “Kentucky Derby,” at the Richards Family Estate in Carrollton. The evening includes dining, dancing and auction. Proceeds will support an expansion of the child and adolescent unit at Willowbrooke at Tanner Behavioral Health Facility in Villa Rica.

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ahimsa house 10th anniversary gala


April 26 One of Atlanta’s premier

at Glenridge Hall – April 26

social events and the Atlanta History Center’s largest fundraiser celebrates its 29th year. Guests can enjoy cocktails on the lawn of the Swan House followed by dinner and dancing in the Grand Overlook Ballroom. Presented by PNC Wealth Management, this year’s ball will honor Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed. Aimee Chubb, chair. Contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at 404/814-4102 or KHoogerwerf@

WINE AND ROSES GALA April 26 6:30 PM. “Start

Spreading the News” salutes New York with a seated dinner and wine pairings, silent and live auctions, and dancing. This black-tie optional benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Co-chairs Linda and Larry Freeland. Contact Linda Murphy at 404/325-6973 or


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

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


May 2 7 PM. Now celebrating its 30th year, this epicurean event will be filled with Atlanta’s most delectable dining and great fun all in the name of giving to a great cause. Sixty of Atlanta’s finest restaurants will participate, with each hosting one table for 10 guests with four-courses, wine pairings and service. Kevin Rathbun is honorary chef.



Junior Committee’s annual fundraiser features a live broadcast of the running of the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs, as well as music, food and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the center’s Therapeutic Recreation Program.

May 3 Gala dance competition at Loews Atlanta Hotel pairs 12 celebrity dancers with 12 professional dancers, all raising funds by gaining votes. Proceeds support the programs and services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their families and caregivers. For more information, call 404/728-6046.


May 3 The Shepherd Center


May 3 6:30 PM-midnight. 14th annual black-tie gala at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis emphasizes the

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Planning committee members Becky Lucas and Cathy McMahon-Fowlkes, event chair Carole Baker and Ahimsa House founder Emily Christie.

impressive work of TechBridge’s nonprofit clients. Karren Renner and Bill VanCurren, co-chairs.


May 3 5 PM. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at In Your Dreams Farm in Alpharetta with horses, bluegrass music, food, live and silent auctions and the Blue Ribbon Hat Parade. Benefits the Child Development Association. 770/992-4339.


May 3 Guests will be transported to exotic locales as they stroll through the Zoo grounds enjoying delicacies and getting up-close and personal with the inhabitants at this year’s gala, “The Ball of the Wild.” Following the walk-through, guests can enjoy bidding on silent and live auctions items, a seated dinner under the big tent and dancing to live music. For ticket information, contact Amy Walton at 404/6245836.


flavorful cuisine and delicious wines featuring chefs from more than 50 of Atlanta’s top restaurants at the Georgia Aquarium. Event chairs Pano Karatassos and George McKerrow. 770/436-5151.


May 10 6:30 PM. Fabulous fundraiser for Atlanta’s own Tony® Award-winning Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center. Call Lindsey Hardegree 404/733-4615 or email lindsey.hardegree@

HOPE FOR A CURE GALA May 10 6 PM. The Georgia

Chapter of JDRF will present its annual gala at the InterContinental Buckhead. The evening soiree will kick off with a cocktail party and extensive silent auction. Guests can enjoy a seated dinner and take part in a live auction. 404/420-



May 10 The 26th annual fundraiser for PADV (Partnership Against Domestic Violence) at The RitzCarlton, Buckhead will pay tribute to the mothers who are so often victims and victors of this crime.


May 10 7:30 PM. “Light the Night” is the theme of this year’s 10th annual benefit for the Chattahoochee Nature Center, with cocktails, fabulous food, entertainment and silent auction.

Lou and Pat Tabickman will receive this year’s Outstanding Leadership Award.



Highlands, N.C. May 15-17 A benefit weekend for the education programs of The Bascom, with private wine dinners, grand wine tastings, a gala dinner, live and silent auctions, a culinary sampling by local chefs and symposiums. 828/787-2882.


May 17 6:30-11 PM. The Atlanta Police Foundation’s signature event spotlights the tremendous work of the men and women of the Atlanta Police Department. Guests can enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, live music and world-class auctions. Sylvia and Herman Russell and Mayor Kasim Reed, honorary chairs. Kristen & W. Duncan Gibbs, co-chairs. 404/586-0180.

go red for women’s luncheon

May 20 10:30 AM-1:30 PM. The luncheon at The St. Regis features health exhibits, educational breakout sessions, silent auction and a heart-healthy lunch. Contact Kelsey Schival at 678/224-2065. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION.

swan house ball

on the lawn of the Swan House April 26 Swan House Ball chair Aimee Chubb, Atlanta History Center President and CEO Sheffield Hale and Cindy Widner Wall of presenting sponsor PNC Wealth Management.

hope for a cure gala

at the InterContinental Buckhead May 10

Co-chairs Chris and Alex Cann, and Lisa and Todd Klumok.

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PATRIOTS DINNER, AN EVENING OF HONOR June 1 The Atlanta Hospitality Business

Network Foundation will host several Medal of Honor recipients with an elegant black-tie dinner in the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium. Proceeds support the Shepherd Center’s program to help wounded U.S. soldiers.


June 5 5:30-8:30 PM. An evening of highenergy spelling competition and Scrabble playing, plus great food, music and a silent auction at the Fox Theatre, to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta. 404/377-READ.


June 7 Cocktail party and silent auction at Mason Murer Fine Art to benefit homeless youth served by CHRIS Kids. 404/486-9034.


June 7 6:30 PM. Enjoy an elegant evening of cocktails, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing to Grapevine at the Country Club of Roswell. Proceeds fund the preservation of Bulloch Hall. 770/992-1731.


June 7 5 PM. The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will recognize the best of the region’s 2013 TV productions at the 40th awards dinner. Contact Sarah Petermann at spetermann@, or Kay Butler at rkay1102@att. net.


June 12 6 PM. Two prominent business leaders will be honored by the Atlanta Father’s Day Council at this annual dinner at the Twelve Hotel Atlantic Station. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Contact Cristi Wells at or 404/3207100 ext. 3057.


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and reception followed by a live auction and dinner. To attend or donate, visit, beginning March 28.


June 14 8 PM-midnight. The Artemis Guild of Young Professionals celebrates Fernbank’s 20th anniversary with a “South Pacific Soirée” with live music, food and auction. Amber and Frank Heery, and Emily and Bobby Shuman, chairs. 404/929-6404.


July 26 6:30 PM. Capitol City Opera Company will be holding its annual fundraiser at the Church of the Atonement featuring the music of Cole Porter. 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 and door prizes.


Aug. 17 5 PM. An evening of gourmet food and fine wine at the Cherokee Town & Country Club to benefit Share Our Strength. An amazing five-course dinner will be 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. 770/436-5151.


Sept. 18 Guests dressed in all-white attire can enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by chefs from some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants. Highlights of the evening include silent and live auctions. Chef Kevin Rathbun, Chef Gerry Klaskala, Farshid Arshid, Mary Williams, Holly Bayman and Stewart Little, co-chairs. Benefits Open Hand. 404/419-3333. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION.

EXCLUSIVE PATRIOTS DINNER RECOGNIZES Medal of Honor recipients AT GA. Aquarium On June 1, the Atlanta Hospitality Business Network Foundation will host several Medal of Honor recipients at “The Patriots Dinner, An Evening of Honor,” with an exclusive black-tie dinner in the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for military heroism. HBN is seeking funding to assist the Shepherd Center’s S.H.A.R.E. (Shaping Hope and Recovery Excellence) Military Initiative, which began in 2008 to provide a continuum of rehabilitation care for soldiers who have sustained a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury while serving in the U.S. military. Patients receive their care at no cost to them or their families. Shepherd Center must raise $100,000 monthly in order to treat the wounded warriors. The Patriots Dinner will be presented by The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Georgia Aquarium. Attendees include Mayor Kasim Reed, Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, and other local and national dignitaries. Patron tickets are $1,000 per couple with sponsorships available up to levels of $50,000. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact W.B. Baldwin at 404/538-6326 or wb@; Judy Claxton at 404/538-6330 or jclaxton@windstream. net; Cindy Voyles at 404/556-1238 or cindyvoyles@

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Beastly Feast 2014



Zoo Atlanta’s Beastly Feast Executive Committee: Ford Motor Company local representative and Zoo Atlanta Vice Chair Mark Street; Auction Co-Chair Gigi Rouland; Zoo Atlanta President and CEO Raymond King; Beastly Feast Co-Chair Michele Garren; Beastly Feast Co-Chair Ben Garren; Hospitality Chair Kathleen Waldrop; Décor Chair Tony Brewer; and Auction Co-Chair Burch Hanson. Not pictured: Auction Co-Chair Ginny Brewer and Patron Co-Chairs Nicole and Miles Cook.

Beastly May 3 at Zoo Atlanta

he 2014 Beastly Feast promises an evening of adventure and elegance for all attendees. Held on the grounds of Zoo Atlanta at 6:30 pm on Saturday, May 3, the black-tie gala will be a magical event beginning with exotic cocktails and gourmet bites from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants including Ocean Prime, Rathbun’s, The Smoke Ring, Sol

Zoo Atlanta’s Beastly Feast Executive Committee members Gigi Rouland, Kathleen Waldrop, Michele Garren and Burch Hanson take some time to get up close and personal with some of the Zoo’s more colorful residents, the budgie parakeets.


Catering, Sundial Restaurant & White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails, with more to be added as the event nears. Spectacular silent and live auctions, a seated dinner catered by Proof of the Pudding, a lavishly decorated pavilion by Tony Brewer and Company, and dancing to the music of Class Act will add to the excitement of the party. Most importantly, guests will get an up-close encounter with some of the animal kingdom’s most impressive species. Presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund for the 29th year, the Beastly Feast will celebrate the Zoo Atlanta’s 125th anniversary. The theme, Ball of the Wild, turns the spotlight on all of the Zoo’s animal collection while also giving accolades to its conservation efforts. This year’s committee is led by Co-Chairs Michele and Ben Garren and includes Auction Co-Chairs Ginny Brewer, Burch Hanson and Gigi Rouland; Hospitality Chair Kathleen Waldrop, Patron Co-Chairs Nicole and Miles Cook, Décor Chair Tony Brewer; Ford representative Mark Street; and Zoo Atlanta’s President and CEO Raymond King. Tickets for the 2014 event will sell quickly, so pledge your support today! Host tables for 10 are ideal for groups at $5,000 and corporate donors may sponsor tables for 10 at the levels of $7,500, $12,500 and $25,000. Individual tickets are available starting at $450. To inquire about benefits of various tables and tickets, contact Amy Walton at 404/624-5836 or visit Southern Seasons Magazine

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Ball co-chair Mrs. William A. (Marti) Blincoe, ball designer Tony Brewer, Woman’s Auxiliary president Mrs. Jack (Susan) Goger, ball co-chair Mrs. A. Lee (BeLinda) Parks Jr. and honorary chair Mrs. David (Gail) T. Watson.



The 57th Piedmont Ball was held January 25 at the Piedmont Driving Club. Ball designer Tony Brewer planned a most spectacular evening for the theme “Secrets of the Southern Garden.” Proceeds from the ball will benefit Nurses Services at Piedmont Hospital.


Lee Parks and Bill Blincoe, MD. Men’s Committee Co-Chairs.

James Ingvoldstad, MD, with Mr. and Mrs. William McFerrin.

Elizabeth & Carl Allen Pillars of Community Support for Atlanta



ommunity service is a core value in the Allen family. Since moving to Atlanta in the ‘80s, Elizabeth and Carl Allen have shown, time and again, their commitment and service to worthy causes around town and beyond, from the Atlanta History Center to the Shepherd Center. This past year, they were honored by Meals on Wheels Atlanta for their extraordinary leadership and generous support of the organization, which prepares and delivers more than 105,000 nutritious meals annually to homes of ill, frail and homebound seniors. The couple was saluted at A Meal To Remember at The St. Regis Atlanta. “In order to truly fight senior hunger in Atlanta it takes leadership like Elizabeth and Carl to not only set an example and raise the bar, but to also engage others in the fight,” said Jeff Smythe, executive director of Meals on Wheels Atlanta. “The Allens set a new record for our organization, helping us raise $100,000 more than in previous years, which translates to more than 83,000 meals for frail seniors! We are so grateful for their impact and passion for seniors in need.” The Allens also support The Alzheimer’s Society of Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Open Hand Atlanta, The Booth Museum, New Leash on Life, Fix Georgia Pets, Fashion Cares, St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, Agape Community Center, The Fernbank Museum, Atlanta Humane Society and Piedmont Park Conservancy. Elizabeth has chaired a number of philanthropic events, including The Legendary Party, The Swan Ball, The Crystal Ball and The Lovett Fashion Show. Currently serving on the Shepherd Center Board of Trustees, Elizabeth has also served on various other boards, including the Atlanta History Center, AID Atlanta and The Alexandra Surdyk Jones Foundation. She has been a member of the Junior League of Atlanta, The Woman’s Auxiliary of Piedmont Hospital, Shepherd Center Auxiliary, Ceramics Circle and The Sandy Springs Society – to name a few. Carl started his career as a polymer engineer at Mobil Oil Corporation. In 1973, he founded Heritage Bag Company, which grew into the largest supplier of institutional can liners in the United States. In 1982, Carl formed Heritage Plastics Inc., the largest manufacturer of mineral concentrates in the world. The company is also a global leader in engineering resins and biopolymers, with clients in more than 30 countries. In 2011, Elizabeth joined the board of Heritage Plastics Inc.

The Allens moved to Atlanta from Dallas, Texas, in 1984 with their children Jessica and John, followed by the birth of their youngest child David. Over the years, they’ve extended their support to all of the schools their children attended, as well as their own alma maters: Auburn University and Rochester Institute of Technology. Now that their kids are grown, they are happy to dote on three beautiful grandchildren.

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Meals on W heels Dr. Bill Torres, Tom and Ruth Anthony and Jack Sawyer.


eals On Wheels Atlanta will provide more than 120,000 meals this year to seniors in need. With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation and the struggling economy, the demand for meals is greater than ever. In fact, one in six older Georgians does not know where their next meal will come from. Despite Meals On Wheels Atlanta setting new records in meal delivery, demand outpaces its growth, and 175 seniors still remain on the waiting list for meals. “Although we are always moving people off our waiting list, we are experiencing a constant influx of seniors who are hungry and need meals,” said Jeff Smythe, executive director for Meals On Wheels Atlanta. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, Smythe states that many of the seniors who are on the waiting list are mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunts. They are women who have spent their entire lives helping their loved ones. And now these same women need help. Every spring Meals On Wheels Atlanta conducts a Mother’s Day campaign to raise important funds that will provide meals to mothers in the community who are in great need. Jack Sawyer, a steadfast advocate of Meals On Wheels Atlanta, knows first-hand about the critical needs in the community. “Having grown up very close to both sets of my grandparents, I have a constant awareness of those in need who do not have extensive family support,” he said. “Meals On Wheels Atlanta is a wonderful organization that does a tremendous job of stepping in, and providing service to those individuals. I encourage everyone to not only support the Mother’s Day campaign, but to support MOWA throughout the year through events such as the Sunday Suppers, A Meal to Remember, and the many volunteer opportunities that are available.” Monica Pearson, longtime WSB-TV anchor, is a dedicated supporter of Meals On Wheels Atlanta and serves on its Board of Trustees. “Growing up, my mother instilled in me the value of community and giving,” she said. “Whether working at our local church, donating to a canned food drive, or volunteering at


John and Monica Pearson with Su and Al Longman.

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Elizabeth Allen, Louise Sams, Jada Loveless and Suze Nicholas.

school, Mama always talked about sharing what we had – and she did it making a minimum wage and as a single parent, a divorcee. As a mother, I too have tried to teach my daughter the same sense of responsibility to, and love for, our community.” Several years ago, Meals On Wheels Atlanta named the Mother’s Day Fund in honor of Monica’s dedication to the older adults in the community, including her mother. The Mother’s Day Fund helps feed seniors who, after a lifetime of preparing meals for their families, can no longer prepare meals for themselves. About Meals On Wheels Atlanta: Founded in 1965 (as Senior Citizen Services), Meals On Wheels Atlanta is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support senior independence through meals, shelter, education and community. Each year, Meals On Wheels Atlanta delivers more than 100,000 meals, repairs hundreds of senior homes, manages seven neighborhood senior centers, provides community and wellness education, and helps seniors and their families manage Alzheimer’s and dementia at its onsite Adult Day Health Center. Meals On Wheels Atlanta serves approximately 2,400 seniors annually.

Joe McCaleb, Mary Overstreet, Eric Pyne, Elizabeth and Carl Allen, Jessica Allen Jones, Justin Jones, Suze Nicholas and Kevin Esch.

Darrell Mays and Tara Werther.

Steve and Kathy Kuranoff.

Louise Sams and Jerome Grilhot.

Patti Dickey and Dottie Smith.

Meals On Wheels Atlanta 2014 Events: Sunday Suppers Sundays, April 27, May 4 and May 18 These intimate dinners are hosted by MOWA supporters who graciously open their homes for an evening of delicious food, fine wine, good company and an opportunity to raise money to support Meals On Wheels Atlanta. Tickets are $300 per person. 14th Annual Meals On Wheels Atlanta Golf Tournament Monday, September 8 at Capital City Club – Brookhaven Begins with a shot-gun start, includes a box lunch and ends with awards and

heavy hors d’oeuvres. $4,000 for a foursome. 27th Annual A Meal to Remember Friday, November 7 at The St. Regis Atlanta A Meal to Remember is Atlanta’s premier food and wine event of the year. This elegant, black-tie evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by a multicourse dinner prepared by some of the finest chefs in the nation. Includes silent and live auction. Patron level tickets begin at $1,500.

For more information on how to volunteer or donate to Meals On Wheels Atlanta, please visit or call (404) 351-3889.

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Don Smith, Dr. Harold Brody and Eileen Gordon. Bill Voyles and Gary Snyder of Greenberg Traurig.



Tony Brewer and The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead combined their extraordinary talents in hospitality and decor to host the launch party of Southern Seasons Magazine’s Holiday/Winter issue in the gorgeous Magnolia Room of this iconic hotel. Southern Seasons’ heartfelt gratitude goes out to Tony and The Ritz for a memorable evening, as well as the magazine’s loyal supporters and friends.

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Leslie McLeod.

Joe and Karin Smithson with Jack Sawyer Jr. and Dr. Bill Torres.

Director of Sales, Catering at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Kurt Schwan and Jane Dean.

Karen Spiegel and Eileen Gordon.

Tony Brewer designed the party decor for Southern Seasons.

Sheffield Hale, Elizabeth Allen and Elizabeth Hale.

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Co-chairs Richard and Karen Parker and Shearon and Taylor Glover.

Arthur Blank, Angie Macuga and Kimberly and Ben Gould.

High Museum of Art hosts

Go West Gala Carol Thompson (High Museum of Art Curator of African Art) and Liz Lapidus.

Stephanie Heydt (High Museum of Art Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art) and Mindy N. Besaw (Buffalo Bill Center of the West Curator of the Whitney Gallery of Western Art).

The High Museum of Art celebrated the opening of the exhibition “Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West” with a bolo, boots and black-tie gala. The festive evening included cocktails, dinner and dancing amid iconic works of art and artifacts from the American West.

Hearts & Hands


Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (ARMHC) 5th annual Hearts and Hands Gala raised $426,000 in net proceeds to benefit Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses.

The “Coke Toast.” Front row: ARMHC president and CEO Beth Howell, broadway star and actress Megan Hilty, RMHC Global COO Sheila Musolino. Back Row: Executive VP of Worldwide Supply Chain, development, and franchising for McDonald’s Corporation Jose Armario, Coca-Cola Company VP and The McDonald’s Division Pres. Javier Goizueta, RMHC Global President & CEO J.C. GonzalezMendez, ARMHC Board Chair Jeff Wansley, and host David Chandley.

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Mardi Gras Royalty gathered at the Starfish Ball with Tara Werther, King Darrell Mays, Queen Lorri McClain and her husband Forrest McClain. Wilmington Trust Sponsor Jack Sawyer was entranced by the Starfish Ball Mermaid.

Past Starfish Ball Queens Bonnie Terwillinger Leadbetter and Millie Smith with Dawn Murriddin and Tara Werther.

Nsoro scholar and honoree Dominique Hollis WAS CONGRATULATED by WXIA-TV anchor Brenda Wood.

The St. Regis Hotel Ballroom was transformed into a magical aquamarine seascape for the nsoro Foundation’s annual Starfish Ball, with more than 350 patrons in attendance at the January fundraiser. Royal couple Darrell Mays and Lorri McClain, this year’s “King” and “Queen,” reigned over the Mardi Gras revelry. Mays’ family established the nsoro Foundation five years ago to provide college scholarships and mentoring to students emancipated from years of foster care.

nsoro Foundation ExecUTIVE Director Cynthia Moreland with sPONSOR Mark Fillion of Neiman Marcus.

Bonnie Terwilliger Leadbetter and Jack Sawyer opened the program, and nsoro Scholars Dominique Hollis, this year’s honoree and a University of West Georgia student, and Maranda Usry, spoke about how their college scholarships have positively impacted their lives. Sponsor Tony Conway of A Legendary Event dazzled guests with the beautiful décor, including a jewel-bedecked live mermaid with swishing tail.

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Representing sponsor Harry Norman, Realtors: agents and Tour volunteers Lesa Bull, Necia Kelleher, Sam Lenaeus, Sandy Lamberth and Beckie Amos. above: Bonneau Ansley of Harry Norman, Realtors; Show Co-chair Katherine Hill; Katharine Reeves and Doni KingRhineheart of Harry Norman, Realtors; Show Co-chair Marion Williams; and Forde Kay of Harry Norman, Realtors.

Cathedral Antiques Show

Tour of Homes

From West Paces Ferry, Tuxedo and Blackland Roads to Muscogee Avenue and Nawench Drive, five architecturally significant and beautifully decorated homes were presented on the Cathedral Antiques Show Tour of Homes. Renowned architects such as Park-Heydt and Associates and Rick Spitzmiller of Spitzmiller & Norris designed two of the residences.

right: (standing) Joe Thomas of tour co-sponsor Arrow Exterminators; Tour Co-chair Janice Cook; Wayne Vason, Board Chair of show beneficiary, Crossroads Community Ministries; (Seated) Melody Thomas; and Tour Cochair Barbara Waters.

Photography by Kim Link

LEFT: Benefits of Laughter Co-chairs Betsy Akers and Kelly Loeffler. right: Charles and Carol Doty with her mother, Carol Goodman, and Scott and Sarah Goodman. Below: Dr. Bill Torres, Forrest McClain and Patron Cochair Lorri McClain and Jack Sawyer.

Benefits of Laughter Themed a “Seriously Funny Night,” Skyland Trail’s 16th annual Benefits of Laughter was held at The St. Regis Atlanta to raise funds for the organization’s mental health programs. A highlight of the evening was a tribute paid by Skyland Trail president and CEO Beth Finnerty to the late Charles West, founder of Skyland Trail and the George West Mental Health Foundation, which he named in memory of his father, a prominent Atlanta businessman and civic leader. 94

Hostess Cynthia Widner Wall with guests Bill and Cindy Voyles.

French Heritage Society

Jason Eades, Camden Eggers, Meredith Bell and Miles Zadnichek. Lindsey and Stuart Bracken.

“JACKIE” Luncheon The French Heritage Society’s special program “Jackie: A Look Behind Closet Doors” featured an elegant luncheon at the Piedmont Driving Club and spellbinding history of the style, jewels and fashions of the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy. Hosted by Cynthia Widner Wall of sponsor PNC Wealth Management, and Suzy Wasserman, French Heritage Society chair, the program was presented by Philip Katz, the family historian to the Kennedys.

John Carr and Virginia Jackson.

Bacchanal 20:

Rome around the World The 20th annual Bacchanal, supporting Michael C. Carlos Museum educational events, featured culinary delights from Atlanta’s best caterers, an open bar, dancing, a luxury raffle and a ’60s mod theme inspired by Italy. Attendees enjoyed a private viewing of “Antichità, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome.”

Above: French Heritage Society Board member Yetty Arp and the Kennedy Family historian and guest speaker philip katz, describing the jeweled necklace owned by Jacqueline Kennedy on display in the vitrine. right: Erik Shusted of PNC Wealth Management with Caroline Leake. Photography by Kim Link

Deon Smith, Preston Wilson, Khalilah Birdson, Chris Walker and Thad Flowers.

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Pam D’Andria of Saks Fifth Avenue with an adoptable puppy, event Chair Cindy Voyles and her husband Bill Voyles holding their King Charles Cavaliers Samantha Rose and Daisy, Natalie McIntosh of the Atlanta Humane Society and Committee member Susan Tucker, both with adoptable pups.

Haute Hounds and Couture Cats

Fashion Show & Luncheon Saks Fifth Avenue’s previewed the hottest spring designs and the Atlanta Humane Society’s adorable available-for-adoption puppies, dogs and cats at the third annual fashion show and luncheon, hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipps Plaza. Chair Cindy Voyles introduced the “Catwalk VIPs” on the runway, including Jenny Pruitt, Cynthia Widner Wall, Todd Tautfest, Georgia Ritchie, Lisa Fuller, Dr. Alex Gross, Glyn Weakley, Jocelyn Connell, Cathy Thrift and Danielle Berry, teamed up with adoptable animals or their own pets. Photography by JIM FITTS

Ann Lindner, Michele New of Saks Fifth Avenue, Jenny Pruitt, Gwen Dennard and Glyn Weakley (seated) with Eli, the Great Pyrenees dog adopted from the AHS.

Atlanta History Center Dinner at Tullie Smith Family Farm House

Elizabeth and Sheffield Hale, President of the atlanta history center, and Ellen Knox. Historical consultant and author Bill Mitchell and Rodney Cook.


The Atlanta History Center transported guests back in time for a traditional Southern dinner at the Tullie Smith House, the circa 1840 plantation-plain house of the Smith Family Farm. With the grounds aglow in candlelight, a guitarist in 19th century garb entertained and docents dressed in antebellum costumes served cocktails and dinner. Bettijo Trawick, Sally Hawkins, Bill Mitchell and the late Florence Griffin were saluted for their work in bringing the Smith Family Farm from its original location east of Atlanta to the grounds of the Atlanta History Center in the 1970s. AHC President Sheffield Hale unveiled a historical marker commemorating the legacy of the farm, which survived the destruction of the Civil War. The event was co-hosted by Cynthia Widner Wall of PNC Wealth Management, and Rodney Cook, president of the National Monuments Foundation. Photography by Kim Link

Cynthia Widner Wall and Bettijo trawick.

Luncheon speakers Jenny Pruitt, also a Trustee of the Atlanta History Center; Valery Voyles, President/CEO of Ed Voyles Automotive; and Cynthia Moreland, Executive Director of the nsoro Foundation.

Inspirational Speakers at AHC Members Guild Luncheon

Jenny Pruitt, CEO of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, Atlanta Rotary Club President Bob Balentine and his wife Betsy at the rotary Club’s Holiday Party at the Buckhead Theatre.

A cadre of prominent Atlanta women discussed the “ABC’s of Managing Life: Ability, Balance, Community and Causes” at the Atlanta History Center Members Guild Spring Luncheon. Themed “Beyond 9 to 5,” the luncheon featured guest speakers Jenny Pruitt, Ruth Anthony, Valery Voyles, Carol Tomé, Vikki Locke, Cynthia Moreland and Wendy Kopp. Jerry Dilts and Associates created a menu of Southern favorites. Saks Fifth Avenue will host an elegant Patron Thank You and Fashion Show Luncheon this spring.

above: Tom Aderhold with Charlie Loudermilk, who restored the historic Buckhead Theatre as a beautiful landmark. left: Alana and Harold Shepherd celebrated the season at the Atlanta Rotary Club Holiday Party.

speaker Vikki Locke, radio star and media consultant; Members Guild Program Chair Lisa Fuller; Pam D’Andria of Saks Fifth Avenue’s Fifth Avenue Club; and Katherine Hoogerwerf, Director of Development Events at the Atlanta History Center. Luncheon Chair Susan Tucker with speaker Wendy Kopp, Managing Director and Market Executive of U.S. Trust; Michele New of Saks Fifth Avenue; and Host Committee Chair Cyndae Arrendale.

Historic Buckhead Theatre Sets Stage for the Atlanta Rotary Club Holiday Party Members of the Atlanta Rotary Club celebrated with spirit at their annual holiday party, held at the historic Buckhead Theatre. Led by club president Robert Balentine, guests enjoyed cocktails in the lobby, followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner in the theatre, where elegantly draped tables set the stage for the evening. The festive party was chaired by Rotarian Bob Hope. A special surprise was the unveiling of a huge 6’x7’ portrait of Andrew Young, dressed as Santa Claus and holding a bottle of Coca-Cola, a commission by The Coca-Cola Company that was created by Atlanta artist Ross Rossin.

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2 1. Northside Neighbor Columnist Sally White poses with atlanta Speech School Students Elizabeth Jancik, Blakely Ansley, Matthew Jancik and Christopher Lanier at the Neiman Marcus Children’s Fashion Show benefitting the School’s Language & Literacy Gala.

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2. the Patron Party of the Atlanta Speech School Language and Literacy Gala was HELD at the home of Rene and Jim Nalley. Brothers and Founders of SONS Automotive, the gala sponsor, pose with their wives and parents at the Nalley family home: Street Nalley, Stephanie Nalley, Slater Nalley, EVENT CHAIR Katie Nalley, Jim Nalley, Kim Nalley, Clay Nalley, AND Rene Nalley (seated). 3. A Cast Party for “Dancing Stars of Atlanta” was held to announce the fifth annual benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association this spring. in attendance were Professional dance partner Sorin Obreja, dancing star and event hostess Cynthia Widner Wall, Alzheimer’s’ Association’s Ginny Helms and Leslie Anderson, President and CEO. 4. Jenny Pruitt AND Dancing Stars competitor Bill Harrison JOINED event Chair Lisa Fuller AT THE DANCING STARS OF ATLANTA CAST PARTY. the benefit will be held May 3 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.

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5. the Atlanta Fire Foundation hosted its fourth annual “Breakfast with Our Bravest” awards ceremony at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. FORMER Gov. Roy Barnes, Honorary Chair Robin Loudermilk, AFF Chairman Jacques Murphy, EMCEE Jovita Moore of WSBTV, AND Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran joined in the celebration to honor the city’s bravest firefighters.

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Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Erica Dixon, with daughter Amani, nephew, and boyfriend.

Atlanta Hawks star Lou Williams, Prodigy, formerly of Mindless Behavior, and pro skateboarder Stevie Williams.

of Atlanta were treated to an evening of food, drinks and fun at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, and received an early Christmas gift from Santa, courtesy of Toys for Tots Atlanta and Asphalt Yacht Club.

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The “All I Want for Christmas Holiday Dinner and Games” charity event was hosted by Atlanta Hawks star Lou Williams and the Lou Williams Foundation and professional skateboarder Stevie Williams. Underprivileged children

Associates Heather Thompson, James McGowan, Jacqui Rice and Jodi Halpert

A “Conversion Celebration” tea was held at the High Museum of Art to mark the conversion of Prudential Georgia Realty to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Georgia Properties.

Chaka Zulu, Young Jeezy and Devyne Stevens.

Tanya and Frank Ski.

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Kevin Liles and Nina Brown.

Dan Forsman, president/CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Georgia Properties; Michael Shapiro of the High Museum; Toni McGowan, Executive VP of Real Estate Operations, and Earl Lee, CEO of HomeServices Affiliates.

The 10th Annual Frank Ski Celebrity Wine Tasting and Live Auction was held at Frank Ski’s Restaurant and Lounge in Buckhead. The event was hosted by

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1. The Buckhead North office of Harry Norman, Realtors, a sponsor of Junior Achievement of Georgia’s Financial Literacy and Career Readiness Center, participated in an educational experience for middle school students on personal budgeting, career readiness and real-life responsibilities. Agent Stuart Pliner mentored Amanda Michek and Stephen Nguyen from Taylor Road Middle School. 2. The 5th annual Paint the Town charity fundraiser at Vinings Gallery raised a record-breaking $120,000-plus for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Pure Imagination charity. In addition to the beautiful selection of art and wine, the event featured a live painting by artist Steven Quartly. Erik Meadows Photography. 3. Costumed guests headed to the inaugural Vampire Ball for an evening of ghoulish fun at Le Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Georgia. Event chairs Ricky and Lisa Novak strike a pose with emcee and Miss United States 2010 Jessica Black (center). Aaron Moon, Pics by the Moon. 4. Dr. Volkan Adsay of Emory University School of Medicine and Dr. Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions were keynote speakers at the ArtCAN benefit for the Joseph C. Monastra Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Photo by Brian Crumb. 5. ArtCAN chair Pamela Monastra and Atlanta Opera soprano Megan Mashburn enjoyed live music, artistic performances and silent and live auctions at the third annual fundraiser, which was held at Atlanta Ballet’s Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre. Photo by Brian Crumb. 6. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center celebrated its 40th anniversary and the unveiling of its newly renovated facility at Art Party: Nourish. Joining in the celebration are artist Radcliffe Bailey, Veronica Kessenich (ACAC development director) and Stuart Horodner (ACAC artistic director). Photo by Ben Rose.

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7. The Simon Youth Foundation was presented with a check at the Bowling for Education fundraiser “A Striking Success.” The money was raised through 2013 event sponsor donations Pictured: Simon executives Leslie Bland, Deborah Harvison, Brandi Young, J. Michael Durnil, Dewayne Herbert and Trace Hass. Sara Hanna Photography.

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8. Harry Norman, Realtors president/CEO Dan Parmer joined Jennifer Ansley and senior VP Betsy Franks (right) of the Buckhead office in congratulating Bonneau Ansley III on the prestigious Rookie of the Year award he was presented by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. Ansley is Harry Norman, Realtors #1 Agent Company-wide.

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9. The “Night with Ailey Reception” was hosted by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s artistic director Robert Battle, pictured with Camille Russell Love, executive director of the Office of Cultural Affairs. The exclusive reception was held at The Georgian Terrace’s Livingston Hotel to kick-off another fabulous season, with Ailey’s extraordinary dancers performing at the Fox Theatre in February. Robin Lori Photography LLC. 10. Pam Kaufman, Aida Flamm, Allan Flamm and Dr. Robert Kaufmann at the opening of Dr. Kaufmann’s Hydro-Clinic in Buckhead, which provides IV hydration therapy for fatigue, jet lag, flu, flu-like symptoms and hydration depletion. Photo by CatMax Photography. 11. American Cancer Society CEO Dr. John Seffrin and event chair Anthony Wilson of Georgia Power welcomed guests to the ACS’s Centennial Birthday Celebration, “The Birthdays Ball,” at The RitzCarlton, Buckhead. The benefit raised more than $540,000. 12. Sonny Perdue was the special guest speaker at a fellowship dinner benefit for Bethany Christian Services of Atlanta, a nonprofit organizatiaon that serves adoption and foster families across Georgia. The formal event also featured a catered dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction. 13. On hand for the ribbon cutting of Hagan Hall at The Cottage School were the school’s Board President Bob Hagan, co-founder Jacque Digieso, State Senator Brandon Beach, co-founder Joe Digieso and State Senator John Albers. The new building is named after Mr. Hagan. 14. The 2013 Atlanta Speech School Language & Literacy Gala was a huge success with several hundred Atlantans turning out to support the Speech School and its mission to promote language and literacy. 2012 gala co-chairs Jen Ansley and Chambless Kalka pose with 2013 gala co-chair Mary Anne Massie. Photo by Jim Fitts.

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FUN around town


May 3 Annual event, presented by Georgia Veterinary Medical Association to benefit Canine Assistants, features a 1-mile (9 AM start) and a 2-mile run/walk (9:30 AM start) for dogs and their owners at Piedmont Park. $30 ($25 adv.) per runner/dog. 678/309-9800.


April 11-13 78th annual festival at

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


ATL. FOOD & WINE FEST May 29-June 1 A celebration

“Orchid Daze” exhibition at Atlanta Botanical Garden through April 13




with Easter Bunny, ages 5 & under. 10 AM. $5. May 11 Mothers Day Open House, 1-3 PM. Free. 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell.

May 24-25 Artist Market at Old Milton Park, 35 Milton Ave. 9 AM-4 PM Sat., 11 AM-4 PM Sun.


April 26-27 A celebration of the arts, with outdoor galleries filled with fine paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry and more, plus live jazz and acoustical music, cultural arts performances, children’s activities and festival cuisine in historic downtown. 10 AM-6 PM. 2 South Main St. 678/297-6000.


Saturdays Downtown Alpharetta. 8 AM-12:30 PM, April 13-Oct. 12. 404/402-5389.


Thursdays Feast on the street with offerings from a variety of food trucks, plus music. 5-9 PM weekly, April 17-October. Old Roswell Street.

AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL ATLANTA SHOW March 14-17 25th annual juried

show of 200+ contemporary craft artists, with works ranging from jewelry and clothing to furniture and home decor, at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta. 10 AM-8 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $13.


of Southern food and beverage traditions with award-winning chefs, sommeliers and mixologists. Midtown Atlanta, 10th St. NE and Peachtree Walk. 877/725-8849.

April 11 Easter Egg Hunt & Visit 770/641-3978.


Through April 13 “Orchid Daze: Impressionists,” an exotic showcase of blooms in the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center, celebrates the work of three artists who found creative energy in the beauty of landscapes: Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Paul Gauguin. Tours: 1 PM Sat. Orchid Market Weekends: March 1-2 & April 5-6, 10 AM-4 PM. March 7-9 Atlanta Orchid Society Show. 9 AM-5 PM. March-April Atlanta Blooms, extravaganza of spring-blooming bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and more. March 22-29 Atlanta Science Festival April 12-13 Herb Society Plant Sale, 9 AM-5 PM. April 22 Earth Day, 10 AM-1 PM. April 23 Garden Envy, An Auction of Rare Plants & Garden Treasures, 6:30 PM. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404/876-5859.


Home Games April 8-10 Mets April 11-13 Nationals April 21-23 Marlins April 25-27 Reds May 2-4 Giants May 5-7 Cardinals

May 9-11 Cubs May 19-22 Brewers May 23-25 Rockies May 26-27 Red Sox June 3-4 Mariners

Games at Turner Field. 800/326-



2014 Commemoration of 150th

anniversary of Battle of Atlanta with film screenings, art exhibits, lectures and theatrical productions. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atl. 404/658-



Home Games March 13 Milwaukee March 15 Denver March 18 Toronto March 21 New Orleans March 24 Phoenix March 27 Portland March 31 Philadelphia April 2 Chicago April 4 Cleveland April 9 Boston April 12 Miami April 14 Charlotte Philips Arena.

Barefoot in the Park Arts Festival May 11-12 in Duluth

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March 15 Citizens and Soldiers: The American Civil War, with reenactments, weapon demonstrations and home front activities, 11 AM-4 PM. April 12 Sheep to Shawl festival, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM, with sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, open hearth cooking, blacksmithing and candle making at Tullie Smith Farm. April 14 Egg Hunt, 10 AM-1 PM. May 24 Military Timeline, 11 AM-4 PM. Hear veterans’ personal accounts and view memorabilia. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/814-4000.


March 21-23 Hundreds of home improvement companies will exhibit the latest products and services at this 36th annual show at Cobb Galleria Centre, plus speakers, cooking demos, artists’ market and kids’ activities. 10 AM-6 PM Fri., 10 AM-7 PM Sat., noon-6 PM Sun. Two Galleria Pkwy. $10 (65+ and ages 12 and under, free). 770/7981997.


May 24-26 37th annual festival features a jazz-packed Memorial Day weekend at Piedmont Park. 11 AM-11 PM. Free. atlantafestivals. com. 404/853-4234.

ATLANTA KIDNEY WALK May 31 National Kidney

“Journey to the South Pacific” at Fernbank’s IMAX through June 5 will be held at Kingston Downs, between Rome and Cartersville. Festivities include terrier races, Disc Dog Southern Nationals, artist market, hay rides, pony rides, air show and parade. Gates open at 9 AM, first race at 1:30 PM. General admission $30 (12 and under, free).

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



Foundation’s pledge walk at 3 PM at the International Plaza at the Georgia World Congress Center. Family-friendly festivities include


April 19 49th annual running

bands, games, activities and food.


May 11-12 Juried fine arts market with art, music, dance, children’s art, books, wine tasting and more at Duluth Town Green. barefoot 678/677-0172.

March 5-Sept. 24 Wednesday

March 12, April 9, May 14 Poetry

Walks in the Garden, 9:30 AM. May 10 Tea With Beatrix Potter, 1-3 PM. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell.

Reading, 8 PM.

March 17, 20 The Phoenix Flies,



April 26-27 Scenically set in

the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, Dahlonega’s 18th annual music and arts fest features bluegrass and old-time music, traditional art and craft, folk art, dance, storytelling, auction, kids’ activities, food and more on the city’s public square. Pre-festival events on Friday include music and an auction. 706/348-1370.

guided tour of the Callanwolde Estate, 11 AM-12 PM. Free. March 30 Callanwolde Concert Band concert, 3 PM. $10. April 10 Acoustics in the Amphitheater, 7-9 PM. April 19 Easter Egg Hunt, “Eggstravaganza,” 10 AM-Noon. May 2-4 Spring Pottery Sale, featuring functional, decorative and sculptural ceramic works. 7-9 PM Fri., 10 AM-5 PM Sat. & Sun.

404/874-9351. May 4 Callanwolde Dance

Ensemble Spring Show, Decatur High School Performing Arts Center, 310 N. McDonough Decatur. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta.



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

March 21-April 27 Celebrate

May 10-11 Outdoor showcase of


Nuclear Cowboyz FMX Tour April 26-27 at Gwinnett Arena




May 17 Crohn’s & Colitis

$8 ($7 seniors, $6 ages 6-18). April 26 North Fulton Master Gardeners “Garden Faire” with plants, vendors, demonstrations, yard art and more. 9-3 PM. Free. May 11 Mother’s Day Open House, 1-3 PM, free admission. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell.

March 8-16 32nd annual Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show, presented by Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild, with 150 quilts on display. 10 AM-4 PM Mon.-Sat., 1-4 PM Sun.


Spring! themed weekends.

March 27-30 Annual Plant Fair &

Sale at Robin Lake Beach Dome. April 25 Symphony on the Sand with the Atl. Symphony Orchestra at Robin Lake Beach, 8-9:30 PM. May 11 Fitness Series – Duathlon (5K run, 30K bike, 5K run) and 5K. May 23-25 55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament at Robin Lake. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.

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FUN AROUND TOWN Weekends Trail Hikes, 1 & 3 PM Sat. & Sun., March-May. Sundays Animal Encounter, 4 PM. Ongoing Creature Feature, 2 PM Sat. & Sun, 4 PM Thurs. & Fri. March 8 Georgia Daffodil Society Show, noon-5 PM at Kingfisher Hall, features hundreds of daffodils. March 15 Water Drop Dash 5K and Festival. March 29 Farm Day with live animals (including ducklings, chicks, goats and bunnies), plus crafts and stories, noon-4 PM. March 29 Night Hike, 7-9 PM. March 31-April 2 Cardboard Forest, 11 AM-12:30 PM. April 4-5, 11-12 Spring Native Plant Sale at CNC Greenhouse. 10 AM-5 PM. April 12 Earth Day Kids Fest, 10 AM-3 PM. Fun eco-event with activities for kids, Eco-Village, vendors, face painting, animal encounters, canoe paddling, food trucks and more. $10 adults, $6 children (free for under 2). May 3 Night Hike, 7-9 PM. May 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25

River Canoe Adventures, 6 PM-dusk. May 10 Birding Canoe Trip. May 10 Rockin on the River benefit, 6 PM. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770/992-


COLORS FESTIVAL OF ARTS May 10-11 Celebrate the arts

and springtime with fine arts, original crafts, children’s activities, music and performing arts, food and more in

courtesy of the museum of new zealand te papa tongarewa


“Whales: Giants of the Deep” at Fernbank Museum through Aug. 24 Roswell’s Historic Town Square. 10 AM-6 PM. 770/640-3253.


March 14-16 Dahlonega Trail Fest March 22-24 Spring Wine Highway Weekend

April 26-27 Bear on the Square

Mountain Festival May 11 Dahlonega Art Trail May 18-19 The Mountain Flower Art Festival 706/864-3513.


April 26-27 26th anniversary tour features seven private gardens and the

Woodlands Garden, a seven-acre sanctuary and public treasure. Benefits The Wylde Center. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. $25 (12 & under, free).


April 26-May 13 The Atlanta

Symphony Associate’s 44th annual event will feature the Southeast’s finest interior and landscape designers at a dazzling estate, open for guided tours. 404/733-


May 14-18 “100 Years of Magic,”

action-packed ice spectacular showcases 65 beloved Disney characters at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth. 7:30 PM Wed. & Thurs.; 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM Fri.; 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM Sat.; 1 & 5 PM Sun.


May 2-4 Visit elegant homes and gardens in one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods in this benefit tour to preserve the area’s historical integrity. The tour also features a speaker series and classic car show, sponsored by Lambda Car Club of Atlanta. 10 AM-5 PM Fri. & Sat., 1-5 PM Sun. 404/525-8687.

FAMILIES CENTERSTAGE March 8 Step into “Shrek

Land” for a family fun fair with live performances, arts, crafts and music at the Woodruff Arts Center Galleria to benefit the Alliance Theatre. 2-4 PM. Tickets include admission to “Shrek the Musical” at either 1 or 4 PM show.

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Through Aug. 24 “Whales: Giants of the Deep,” features life-size models, interactive displays and videos exploring the mysterious world of these majestic creatures. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.


Ongoing Take an hour-long guided tour of this historical movie palace, rich in performing arts and architectural history. 10 AM-1 PM Mon. & Tues.; 10 & 11 AM Sat. $18 (free, 10 & under).


May 10-11 A Mother’s Day weekend tradition, this annual event to benefit the Atlanta Botanical Garden features 11 private gardens throughout metro Atlanta, as well as the garden at the Decorators’ Show House of the Atlanta Symphony Associates. 10 AM-5 PM. $30 ($25 advance). 404/591-1597.


April 19-June 8 A 16th century European country faire is grandly erected on the outskirts of Fairburn in a multi-acre kingdom brought to life by costumed characters, from jousting knights and juggling jesters to daring acrobats and strolling thespians, with ten stages of music and comedy shows, plus games & rides, artists market, birds of prey, royal petting zoo, and a smorgasbord of food and drink. 10:30 AM-6 PM weekends and Memorial Day. I-85 to exit 61-Peachtree City/Fairburn and follow the signs. 770/964-8575.

GEORGIA STATE PARKS April 5-6 Spring at the

Homestead, Red Top Mountain State Park, Cartersvile. 10 AM-4 PM. Discover the lives of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War with hands-on activities for kids. $5 parking. 770/975-0055. April 12 SweetH2O 50K, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs. 7:30 AM-4:30 PM. $75 registration ($65, by March 31) $5 parking.

770/732-5871. April 19 Easter Egg Hunt, Fort

Yargo State Park, Winder. 9 AM-1 PM. $5. 770/867-3489. For a complete calendar, visit 800/864-7275.

GREAT BRITISH CAR FAYRE March 29 Free family fun in downtown Alpharetta features 100 classic British cars and motorcycles on display, plus music, food, arts & crafts and shopping. 10 AM-2:30 PM. Milton Ave. and Main St.


March 15 Harlem Globetrotters April 26-27 Nuclear Cowboyz

Freestyle Motocross (FMX) May 14-18 Disney on Ice “100 Years of Magic” Convention Center March 7-9 Spring into Summer Boat Show June 22 Georgia Bridal Show 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS March 15 The world-famous

basketball stars bring their skills and athleticism to Philips Arena in Atlanta at 1 PM and Gwinnett Center in Duluth at 7:30 PM.

Heritage sandy springs beer fest April 26 Sample 80+ brews,

along with local food and live entertainment at this 4th annual festival from 2-6 PM at Heritage Green park, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs. Ages 21 and up only.


March 26-29 Celebrate wine, art, food and friends at “Legends of the Vine,” the 22nd annual charity wine auction for the High Museum of Art, featuring world-renowned winemakers and legendary chefs.


Ongoing “Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland” weekend guided tours, 10 AM, 2 & 4 PM Sat. & Sun. $10 ($5 students, seniors & children).


Saturdays Two-hour narrated walking tour, downtown Alpharetta. $15.

HUNGER WALK/RUN 2014 March 9 Join thousands of

participants at Turner Field for this annual walk to benefit Atlanta Community Food Bank and other nonprofit hunger relief programs. Noon-4 PM. Games, refreshments,

Atlanta Home Show – March 21-23 Cobb Galleria Centre live entertainment and more. $25 race fee. 404/8929822 x 1246.


Through June 1 “Sonic Sensation,” explore the science

of sound and hearing on a multisensory adventure filled with interactive, hands-on activities. Open daily. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., NW. 404/659-KIDS.


Through April 3 “Jerusalem,”

Galina Coada

experience the iconic sites cherished by billions in a spectacular cinematic journey. Through June 5 “Journey to the South Pacific,” a breathtaking adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua. Ongoing Martinis & IMAX®. Enjoy cocktails, films, live music or DJ, and cuisine, 7-11 PM Fridays. Tickets: 404/929-6400. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.


March 29-30 17th annual tour features 14 stunning designer kitchens (7 each day) in Atlanta’s most esteemed neighborhoods, plus chef demonstrations. 10 AM-4 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $35 ($40 day of tour). “Toast of the Tour” party, 7-11 PM March 20.

Marietta Greek Festival

Kitchen Design Korner

Jr. League of Atlanta’s Tour of Kitchens – March 29-30

May 16-18 Celebrate Greek traditions, culture and food at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta. 3-11 PM Fri., 10 AM-11 Southern Seasons Magazine

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March 23 Marathon and Half Marathon, 7 AM; Luckie 5K, 7:30 AM. Start/Finish at Centennial Olympic Park.


March 14-16 NASA March 21-23 SCCA April 24-27 HSR Mitty May 2 Hall County Relay For Life May 9-10 Drift Atlanta May 17-18 SCCA National June 5-8 WERA 5300 Winder Hwy., Braselton. 800/849-RACE.


March 15 2nd annual event at

Roswell Historic Town Square, 2-6 PM.


Ongoing Learn about the unique history and stories of paranormal activity on guided walking tour. 8 PM. Must RSVP. $15 ($10, 12 & under).


GREAT British Car Fayre – March 29 in Alpharetta

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

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


Weekends Vendors offer a

variety of fresh, locally grown, seasonal produce and garden products from 9 AM-noon Sat. (year-round) and noon-3 PM Sun. (April-Nov). North Park Square.

mariettasquarefarmersmarket. net. 770/499-9393.


May 3-4 38th annual arts & crafts

festival with children’s activities and free entertainment in Glover Park in the Marietta Square. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.


March 7-9 Woodworking Show April 5-6, May 17-18 Gun Show April 26-27 Exotic Bird Fair May 3 Gwinnett Public Safety Festival 1700 Jeurgens Ct., Norcross. 770/279-9899.


April 26-27 Freestyle motocross (FMX) touring production features more than 1,000 gravity-defying tricks in an action-packed show


with lasers, pyrotechnics and soundtrack at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth. 7:30 PM Sat. & 2 PM Sun. nuclearcowboyz.



April 13 Stroll through the historical Old Village of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., on a self-guided tour of lovely homes, with food samplings, a gallery of art work and music. 1-5 PM. $45. 843/764-2323.


March 13-15 Showcase of sewing,


May 3 The Atlanta Humane Society’s 24th annual pledge walk follows a 1.5-mile route through Atlantic Station’s Central Park, 1380 Atlantic Dr. Plus vendors, games, contests, training demos, rescue groups and adoptable animals. 9 AM-1 PM. Walk starts at 11 AM. Registration: $40. 404/8755331.


March 21-22 Health & Fitness Expo with 100 exhibitors at Ga. World Congress Center, Bldg. A, Hall A1. Noon-7 PM Fri., 10 AM-6

April 27 Recreational ride in Roswell for all ages and abilities with 6-mile, 20-mile and 40-mile options. 8 AM.


May 26 Largest Memorial Day

Ceremony in Georgia, held at the Memorial Garden at Roswell City Hall.


April 25-27 A garden showcase

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

quiltmaking, embroidery and more at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 10 AM-6 PM Thurs.Fri., 10 AM-5:30 PM Sat. $10.

Jeff Roffman Photography

PM Sat., 11 AM-7 PM Sun. $3 (12 & under, free). 770/924-8080.


OVARIAN CYCLE RIDE to change the future

March 22 Six-hour indoor cycling ride for ovarian cancer research, 9 AM-3 PM at Midtown Athletic Club, 135 Interstate North Pkwy. NW.


May 31-June 1 Outdoor local arts and crafts event featuring the work of 150 fine artists, plus demonstrations, live entertainment, hands-on arts activities, festival foods and beverages. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun. 308 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404/873-1222.

IMAGINE IT! Children’s Museum of Atlanta


April 12-13 Outdoor festival

features 150 arts & crafts participants, plus children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations and more. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun. 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NE, Sandy Springs. Free. sandyspringsartsapalooza.

com. 404/873-1222.


April 28-May 1 Exciting in-store events and promotions at retail locations throughout Savannah, with a finale runway show May 1 in Forsyth Park.

SCOoby-doo! live musical mysteries

March 29 Scooby and the Mystery Gang solve an epic mystery in this family musical staged at 2 & 5 PM at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

April 5-12 Spring FUN Break

at Crossroads, with Sky Hike adventure ropes course, 4D Theater, Geyser Falls and more. Lasershow Spectacular nightly. April 20 70th Annual Easter Sunrise Service, top of mountain and Memorial Lawn at 7 AM (park gates and skyride open at 4 AM). May 3 FODAC Run, Walk ‘N’ Roll. May 24 Run, Walk & Blue 1K & 5K. May 24-26 Memorial Day Weekend – Salute The Troops, Memorial Lawn. Lasershow with extended fireworks finale daily. May 24-Aug. 3 Summer at the Rock. 770/498-5690.


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



March 6-9, April 10-13, May 8-11 World’s largest series of indoor antique shows at Atlanta Expo Center, 3650 Jonesboro Road, SE. 1-6 PM Thurs., 9 AM-6 PM Fri.Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. 404/361-


SHAMROCK ’N ROLL RACE March 9 The Junior League of

Atlanta’s 10th annual Irish-themed race takes place at Atlantic Station with a family-friendly 5K and 10K, starting at 8:15 AM and 8:30 AM, respectively; and a Tot Trot for ages 5 and under at 8 AM. Post-race festivities include food, beverages and sponsor booths and activities. 5K/10K, $35 ($30 advance); Tot Trot, $8.


April 25-27 “Showing & Growing: A Garden Show in Buckhead” at the Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta. Featuring outdoor landscapes, children’s activities, a marketplace and more, this abbreviated show of the Southeastern Horticultural Society will set the stage for the 2015 Southeastern Flower Show.


April 5-6 Artist’s Market of arts

and handmade crafts, children’s area, food and live acoustic entertainment at historic Olmsted Linear Park in North Druid Hills. Free. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun.


Obstacle 7K Challenge with 4.4 mile course and 25+ obstacles.

March 8 Beer tasting and food festival, 2-6 PM at Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market, 1850 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. Five food samples from 10 trucks, unlimited beer tastings. $45 ($75 VIP).

TASTE OF ALPHARETTA May 8 Sample delicious

appetizers, entrees and desserts from over 50 restaurants at this annual food fest, from 5-10 PM in downtown Alpharetta, 2 S. Main St. Festivities include chef competitions, cooking demonstrations and a Fun Zone.



April 27 Annual food fest from 11

AM-7 PM in the Historic Marietta Square, with samples from 80 restaurants and caterers, music stages, kids games, cooking stage, sunset concert. Free. “Tastes”: $1-$5. 770/429-1115.


March 8-23 Atlanta Preservation

Center’s 11th annual “Celebration of Living Landmarks” features hundreds of events, from walking tours, bike tours and guided tours to exhibitions and performances, celebrating Atlanta’s rich historic fabric.


March 28-29 Shop for great bargains on antiques, designer clothes and accessories, furniture, toys, books, household items and more at the Sandy Springs Society’s annual upscale resale at 7200 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. Free. 10 AM-6 PM. A Preview Party will be March 27.

Georgia Renaissance Festival April 19-June 8 (weekends) in Fairburn TOUCH-A-TRUCK


March 8 Check out dump trucks,

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


May 17 Showcasing Roswell’s three historic museum homes (Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation), this event will be part of the city’s annual Heritage Days celebration. 7-11 PM. $40 advance.

Jekyll Island celebrates the sea turtle nesting season with an International Distance Triathlon at 7 AM, Sprint Distance Triathlon at 7:30 AM, and 5K race along the shoreline at 8:15 AM, as well as educational activities and the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle.


March 15 Pajama Day March 22 Educator Appreciation Day

Spring Enjoy more than 1,000

TURTLE CRAWL TRIATHLON & NESTFEST May 17 12th annual event on

May 1-3 16th annual indoor art show features a diverse selection of works (priced from $5 to several thousand dollars) by over 85 artists from around the Southeast, plus live entertainment and a Children’s Market. Wesleyan School, 5405 Spalding Dr., Norcross. Free admission and parking. 7-9 PM Thurs., 9 AM-7 PM Fri., 10 AM-4 PM Sat. 770/448-7640 x 4441.

of the world’s most amazing animals, plus daily activities, including keeper talks, training demonstrations, wildlife shows, and animal encounters. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta. 404/624-



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May 17 A live broadcast with

Garrison Keillor, along with the rest of the cast and crew of “A Prairie Home Companion,” at the Fox Theatre. 5:45 PM.



March 7-30 “The Money in Uncle

George’s Suitcase.” 7:30 PM Fri.Sat., 2 PM Sun. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/751-0033.


April 10-27 “9 to 5,” hilarious,


March 19-April 20 “Maple and

Vine,” provocative comedy thrusts retro attitudes into a modern world. May 14-June 15 “End of the Rainbow,” searing portrait of the final days of Hollywood legend Judy Garland. 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. actors-express.

com. 404/607-7469.


March 8 FAMILIES Centerstage fundraiser, 2-4 PM, includes ticket to “Shrek the Musical.” Alliance Stage Series April 2-May 4 “Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life.” Life-long performer narrates his glamorous career through song and dance. Hertz Stage Series March 7-30 “The Tall Girls,” world premiere. Basketball might prove to be the way out for the girls of Poor Prairie in the 1930s. Youth and Families Series Through March 9 “Shrek the c. mccullers

high-energy musical about three female co-workers who conspire to get even with their sexist boss. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza shopping center. 8 PM April 10-12, 18-19, 25-26 & 3 PM April 27.

Joan Marcus


“Once” March 4-9 Fox Theatre Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal from the ONCE Tour Company

Musical,” fun fairy tale for family. Theatre for the Very Young March 10-29 “Songs to Grow On,” inspired by the innovative children’s songs of Woody Guthrie. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St., NE. 404/733-4650.


Through March 9 “Making God Laugh,” touching family comedy.

April 24-27 “Southern Ghosts.”

Six master storytellers captivate with delightful and chilling tales. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain. 770/469-1105.


March 1 String Quartet March 6 Emory University

Atlanta Ballet’s “MAYhem” May 16-18 Cobb Energy Centre atlanta ballet’s john welker and tara lee


Symphony Orchestra March 21 Bach Birthday Cycle March 28 Inon Barnatan, piano and Alisa Weilerstein, cello April 1 Emory Jazz Combos April 4 Voices and Harps: Moya Brennan, Cormac de Barra April 5 StageWorks 2014 April 10, 24 Jazz on the Green April 11 Barenaked Voices: Emory Student A Cappella Celebration April 13 Emory Chamber Ensembles April 16-17 Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana April 22 Emory Big Band April 25 Emory Wind Ensemble April 27 Emory Concert Choir May 3 Jazz Meets Classics

May 7 Emory Youth Symphony

Orchestra May 9 Atlanta Master Chorale Theater April 3-6, 9-13 “Free/Fall: Explorations of Inner and Outer Space,” Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle NE, Atlanta. Dance April 24-26 Emory Dance Co. Unless noted, events at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. For a comprehensive list, visit arts. 404/727-5050.


March 21-23 “Modern Choreographic Voices” presents the works of top choreographers. * Parental discretion advised. April 11-13 Stephen Mill’s “Hamlet,” haunting tale of intrigue, revenge and power set in the Danish royal court. May 16-18 “MAYhem,” contemporary dance, world premiere by John McFall. 8 PM Fri. & Sat., 2 PM Sat. & Sun. Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta. 404/8923303.


March 22-23 Bach Birthday Bash with the Georgia Boy Choir, 7:30 PM Sat. at Peachtree Road UMC and 4 PM Sun. at Roswell Presbyterian Church. 770/9936316.

joan Marcus


April 4-20 “Annie,” legendary musical about a little orphan who charms everyone’s hearts. June 13-29 “Spamalot,” outrageous musical comedy based on the “Monty Python” film classic Staged at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta. 404/3779948.


March 8, 11, 14, 16 “Faust.” In

Gounod’s operatic retelling of the famous legend, a scholar sells his soul to the devil for a chance to seduce a beautiful woman. April 26 & 29, May 2 & 4 “The Barber of Seville,” Rossini’s delightful comedy about a wily barber who aids a count in wooing a radiant maiden. Staged at Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. 404/881-8885. March 2 Pink Martini, The Von


March 14 Chris Botti March 23 Shawn Colvin, Steve


March 27 David Garrett March 31 Steve Hackett April 27 Boz Scaggs May 8 The Fab Four May 20 Paul Potts May 23 Ben Folds with ASO

Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.



1 6 7 8

Poetic License We’ll Always Have Paris First Fridays Symphony Gala, with performance by Audra McDonald with the ASO. March 13, 15, 16 Dance with the Dynamic Duo March 20, 21 Fire Angels March 23 ASYO March 28-29 A Tribute to Marvin

“Charlotte’s Web” April 10-May 25 Center for Puppetry Arts

Disney’s “The Lion King” April 10-27– Fox Theatre Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as “rafiki”

3 PM, Alpharetta First United Methodist Church. May 26 Roswell Remembers: Memorial Day, 10:30 AM Roswell City Hall.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, NE. 404/872-5338.

Hamlisch, POPS March 30 Sounds of the Symphony! Family Series April 2 Yo-Yo Ma Plays Elgar April 4 First Fridays April 5-6 Brahms - A Collection April 10-11, 13 Metamorphosis April 24, 26 Britten’s War Requiem May 2 First Fridays May 9-10 Rock Tenors, POPS May 11 ASYO May 15-17 The “Heroic Greek” May 22, 24 Voice of the People May 29-31 Joshua Bell June 5, 7-8 Aida - A Slave to Love Atl. Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Bldg., Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-

Through April 6 “The Unauthorized Biography of Samantha Brown,” teenage coming-of-age musical. May 1-25 “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” uproarious comedy about mistaken identity and infidelity. Staged at 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sat.-Sun. 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville.



by Night, 3 PM Johns Creek High School. May 4 To Infinity and Beyond!,

Salute to Vietnam Vets,” 7 PM, Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta. May 4 Spring Show, 3 PM, Marietta High School Performing Arts Center.


March 9 Orchestra by Day, Band

center for puppetry arts



March 7-9 “Sweeney Todd: The





March 21 Hearts for Heroes, “A 770/5302878.


March 2 Switchfoot March 28 Mike Birbiglia March 29 Lotus April 4 Men are from Mars,

Women are from Venus April 13 Ethan Bortnick April 18 The Milk Carton Kids April 29 Bastille April 30 Christina Perri May 22 The 1975 3110 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/843-

Through March 23 “Weather Rocks!”

March 25-April 6 “1001 Nights: A

Love Story About Loving Stories.” April 10-May 25 “Charlotte’s Web.” Adults & Teens Through March 2 “Great Expectations.” Ages 12+ May 15-18 “Xperimental Puppetry Theater. Ages 18+ Ongoing “Puppets: The Power of Wonder,” a display of 350 puppets from around the world. Tues.-Sun. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atlanta. 404/873-3391.


May 9-17 “Always a Bridesmaid,”



Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” chilling suspense. 8 PM Fri. & Sat., 3 PM Sun. at Conant Center for the Performing Arts, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. Monthly Dinner and a Diva series on the third Tues. at Petite Auberge, Toco Hills (404/6346268); and bi-monthly at Sugo, Johns Creek (770/817-8000).

March 30 Spring Concert, 3 PM at

comedic romp about four friends sworn to be in each other’s weddings. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., and 2 PM May 11 & 17. The Art PlaceMountainview, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770/516-3330.

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COBB ENERGY CENTRE March 8, 11, 14, 16 Atlanta

Opera, “Faust” March 15 Bill Maher March 21-23 Atlanta Ballet, “Modern Choreographic Voices” March 24 The Ten Tenors April 1 John Edward April 2 Jesse Cook April 11-13 Atlanta Ballet, Stephen Mill’s “Hamlet” April 26 & 29, May 2 & 4 Atlanta Opera, “The Barber of Seville” May 8 Brit Floyd May 10 Megan Hilty May 16-18 Atlanta Ballet, “MAYhem” 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta.



Through March 9 “On Golden

Pond,” a couple returns to their summer home for the 48th year. March 27-April 19 “Oliver,” British musical based on Dickens’ novel. May 2-18 Georgia Senior Follies “The Golden Age of Television.” Shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat. & 3 PM Sun, unless otherwise noted. 101 School St. in the Historic Cumming Public School. 770/781-


DISNEY’S “the lion king” April 10-27 Giraffes strut, birds

swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life in a visually stunning spectacle with a soaring musical score. Staged at the Fox Theatre. 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. Special matinee: 2 PM April 17.


June 3-8 Classical musical tells the story of Argentinian first lady Eva Perón. Staged at the Fox Theatre. 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun.

J. D. Scott


Through March 3 “Shakespeare’s R&J,” new adaptation of classic.

April 24-May 11 “Willy Wonka.” 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta. 404/8769468.


Atlanta Opera’s “Faust” March 8, 11, 14, 16 Cobb Energy Centre

March 1 Carolina Chocolate Drops March 7 Alfredo Rodriguez Trio March 28 Shuffle, Shake and

Shatter by Sanford Biggers, threepart film suite with live music April 5 Pilobolus, dance company April 12 Earl Klugh, guitar virtuoso Performances at 8 PM, unless noted. 349 Ferst Dr. NW Atlanta at GA. Tech. 404/894-9600.


March 4-9 “Once” March 15 Chelsea Handler March 20 Ellie Goulding March 21 The Moody Blues March 22 Crosby, Stills & Nash March 29 Scooby-Doo Live! April 10-27 “The Lion King” April 26 “A Prairie Home Companion”

May 1-4 “American Idiot” May 5 Vampire Weekend May 17 Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion”

May 23 Eddie Izzard June 3-8 “Evita”

660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta.


GA. ENSEMBLE THEATRE Through March 16 “F. Scott

Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” Jazz Age classic. April 10-27 “Camelot,” a mythic quest for right, honor and justice. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. 770/641-1260.

Ga. FESTIVAL CHORUS March 23 6 PM, Clairmont

Presbyterian Church, Decatur.

March 30 6 PM, St. Catherine’s

Episcopal Church, Marietta.

Jerry’s Habima Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors” March 1-9 MJCCA Patrick Robinson as Seymour and Anna Fraasa as Audrey.

April 6 Smyrna First Baptist April 27 70 Years of Song with

Frank Boggs, 7 PM, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta. May 4 Northside Church (UMC), Atlanta.


GA. STATE SCHOOL OF MUSIC March 6 & 13, April 22

Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Wind Orchestra, Rialto Center March 25 GSU Singers & UGA Hodgson Singers, 7 PM at Peachtree Road UMC March 25 neoPhoia New Music Ensemble April 2, 8, 15 Jazz Combos April 4 Honors Recital April 5 Spring Choral Concert April 11-13 Opera Theater Production: Robert Ward’s “The Crucible,” Rialto Center, 8 PM Fri.Sat., 3 PM Sun. April 14, 21 Rialto Youth Jazz Band April 16 Jazz Band II April 17 University Jazz Band, Rialto Center April 24 University Band, Rialto Performances at Kopleff Recital Hall, unless noted. For a complete listing of events, visit music.gsu.

edu. 404/413-5901.


March 15 Harlem Globetrotters April 26-27 Nuclear Cowboyz

Freestyle Motocross (FMX) May 14-18 Disney on Ice “100 Years of Magic” Performing Arts Center March 7-9 “Rapunzel,” Southern Ballet Theatre. March 14-16 “Peter Pan,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet. March 29-30 “Cinderella,” Gwinnett Ballet Theatre. April 26 Ludwig Symphony Orchestra, A Spring Fling Gala Concert. May 16-18 “Coppelia,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet. 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.


Season TBA. 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta. 404/584-7450.

Williams, 3 PM, Bailey Center, Kennesaw State University. May 10 GSO Jazz!, 8 PM, Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta. May 11 Ga. Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, 3 & 7:30 PM, Bailey Center, KSU.


March 8 Beethoven/Vaughan

GREEN DAY’S “AMERICAN IDIOT” May 1-4 Energy-fueled rock



opera tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. *Adult content and strong language. Staged at the Fox Theatre. 7:30 PM Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun.

May 10 Spencer Day June 7 Second City

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


Through March 9 “Little Shop of Horrors” presented by Jerry’s Habima Theatre. March 26-31 “Glory Days: The Music You Grew Up With”

teresa wood

April 10 Jazz Series: Ben Sidran April 23-27 “Letters to Sala” May 4 Jazz Series: 4th Ward Afro

Kezmer All Stars MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678/812-4002.


March 14 The Music of Ireland: A St. Patrick’s Day Concert, 8 PM.

April 27 Hear the Future!

Invitational Music Festival, 3 PM. May 16 In Praise of Music, 8 PM. Concerts at Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. 770/594-7974.


March 4-9 Award-winning new

musical about an Irish musician and Czech immigrant who share a love of music. Staged at the Fox Theatre. 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun.


June 28 Katy Perry Dec. 19-22 Marvel Universe LIVE! 1 Philips Dr., next to CNN Center.


PINCH ‘N’ OUCH THEATRE Through March 1 “Wall Street

Wedding,” a raucously funny satire about relationships. 1085 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404/455-


polk street players

Through March 1 “Tuesdays with


May 9-24 “At First Sight.”

Shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sun. Stellar Cellar Theatre, St. James’ Episcopal Church, 161 Church St., Marietta. 770/218-


Green Day’s “American Idiot” May 1-4 Fox Theatre

drama about a family’s faith. Preview: March 20. May 16-June 8 “Godspell 2012,” parables of Jesus Christ come to life with a sparkling rock score. Preview: May 15. Shows at 8 PM Fri.-Sat. & 2:30 PM Sun. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.



Palast Orchester


Washburn April 5 Wayne Shorter April 11-13 “The Crucible” April 17 GSU Jazz Band April 26 Trey McIntyre Project 80 Forsyth Street NW. 404/413-

Mountain Meets the Moon,” fantasy spin on Chinese folklore. Ages 5+. Staged at 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. NE, Atlanta. 404/484-

March 8 Max Raabe and the

Through March 2 “Where the

March 29 Béla Fleck and Abigail

Jeremy Daniel

March 15 Harlem Globetrotters March 22 George Strait March 25 Miley Cyrus May 6 Lady Gaga May 12 Cher

“Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life” April 2-May 4 Alliance Theatre




SCOoby-doo! live musical mysteries

A hilariously dysfunctional family spars for the biggest piece of the pie. Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678/528-

April 2-20 “Dividing the Estate.”

March 29 Scooby and the Mystery Gang solve an epic mystery in this family musical staged at 2 & 5 PM at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta.




no-holds-barred suspense story, staged at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atl. 877/725-

Through March 23 “Race,”

May 10 Acoustic Eidolon performs at Ragamuffin Music Hall, 585 S. Atlanta St., Roswell.




March 8 Shamrockin’ for a Cure

of Courage,” combining puppets, animation, and live actors, co-produced with KSU. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 5 PM Sun., plus 2 PM March 15 & 22. 1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-7647.

fundraiser with great bands and food. June 3 Jack Johnson Aug. 16 Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta.

Through March 23 “Red Badge



Program Spring Concert. 7 PM Fri., 3 PM Sat. & Sun. Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. 678/466-4200.

youth in the arts through workshops and performance opportunities at the Woodruff Arts Center.

May 16-18 Children’s Choir


March 21-April 13 “Miracle on South Division Street,” comedy/

May 10 Free festival to support


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A Ride on the

Mount by vivian holley

A breathtaking summer vacation right here in North America

Ottertail Creek




Talk about a front-row seat at a really big show. It would be hard to upstage the spectacle that unfolds as you journey by Rocky Mountaineer rail through the wonders of Canada’s West, spotlight on the superstar Canadian Rockies.

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North Thompson River


ach day is completely different – here a snow-frosted mountain and tumbling river, there a dense forest and dramatic waterfall. Soaring bald eagles and osprey nests are frequent sights. Also spied: deer, elk, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and the occasional bear. Not to mention more than 350 kinds of birds. All rail-riding is done by day to insure that you don’t miss a thing. It’s an experience that promises plenty of wow! moments, and that tends to turn up on a lot of bucket lists – including my own and likely yours as well. My favorite feature aboard is the spacious, open-air platform between cars that allows you to score great photos at the same time you’re hearing live, on-the-spot commentary about the sights in your lens. Mount Robson, for instance – the Rockies’ highest point at 12,972 feet. The sheer cliffs and roiling white water of Fraser Canyon – where fishermen have long tested their skills with traditional dip nets from wooden platforms above the waters. A wildflower-filled alpine meadow. A bighorn sheep teetering on a mountainside. At the most photogenic spots, the train obligingly slows down. Making friends is a given. Train travelers tend to be a chatty, well-traveled bunch with a wealth of good stories to share. Nor must you be glued to your big leather seat for safety. Rocky


Mountaineer has an easygoing gait that makes for comfortable walking about. Long famed for its four scenic routes between British Columbia and Alberta, the Rocky Mountaineer shows off signature eastbound and westbound itineraries. Routes are often combined and packages customized in a grand variety of adventures. You might, for instance, opt for a focus on wineries or golf. Nearly half of the passengers typically book in conjunction with a cruise in Alaska or the Pacific. Which is exactly why the company launched a new offering last year out of the major cruise port of Seattle. Starting in 2013, a newsy route christened Coastal Passage connected Seattle to Vancouver and the beckoning Canadian Rockies as the first-ever Rocky Mountaineer itinerary to depart and arrive in the U.S. The new program features three days on the train, serving up stays in Seattle, Vancouver, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, and Calgary. With it comes luxurious GoldLeaf Service – top of the line with its upper-level glass-domed coach for unobstructed, panoramic viewing (the oversized windows stretch overhead), plus a lower-level dining room where delicious multi-course breakfasts and lunches (beverages and fine British Columbia vintages included) are ordered from a varied menu. Vegetarian choices are on the list, but who would want to miss the wild

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GolfLeaf Service offers libations between meals

Mount Robson

Pacific Sockeye salmon? To keep you going between meals, friendly young staffers have snacks and libations at the ready. Service options on other routes include SilverLeaf (debuted in 2012), with single-level domed windows and hot meals served at your seat; and RedLeaf, with single-level picture windows and chilled meals served at your seat. While each service category includes comfy accommodations, it should be noted that GoldLeaf treats passengers to properties they will long remember. Such as the Fairmont Banff Springs, a storybook stone castle opened in 1888 (rates were $3.50 per night). The hotel is set smack in the heart of Banff National Park, near the fun resort town of Banff where a world of outdoor action awaits. At the Visitor Information Centre on Banff Avenue, pick up a map for a self-guided walking tour. It will lead you along streets named for the local animal population (think Lynx, Bear, Muskrat) to some 40 heritage sites. Nor are culture vultures overlooked. The town claims bragging rights to The Banff Centre, an eye-popper of an arts institution set on Tunnel Mountain. A sprawling complex, the Centre encompasses a woodsy artists’ colony of secluded studios where composers and playwrights come from around the globe to create in peaceful solitude. Visitors are welcome to stroll the gorgeous acreage, enjoy performances in multiple concert venues, 116

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check out the art gallery, and sample several restaurants. Home to the Banff Summer Arts Festival, the Centre is showing off its new Shaw Amphitheatre where the fare ranges from Canadian entertainers to Emmylou Harris – or perhaps Stravinsky’s Firebird, or the premiere of a new opera. Among GoldLeaf hotels, there’s also the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in the nearby hamlet of Lake Louise, backdropped by snow-topped mountains and a glacier that, via its melting silt, tints the waters a striking turquoise. (At both Banff and Lake Louise, you can board a gondola to take in high-up views of the majestic Rockies.) Among hotels on the GoldLeaf list in Vancouver, there’s the elegant Fairmont Pacific Rim, whose guest rooms and restaurants (the one known as ORU is a don’t-miss) are sophisticated enhancements to an ever-delightful city. Throughout, you’ll be tracing historic rail routes constructed coast to coast some 125 years ago. Travelers with ample time might want to pick the longest rail ride on the roster, rolling in solid comfort from sea to shining sea. Choose a rail itinerary or two, add on your favorite activities, perhaps combine with a cruise...and you can check a trip of a lifetime off your bucket list. Information:; (877) 460-3200.

Banff Lake Louise Tourism

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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by jennifer bradley franklin PHOTOGRAPHY BY green olive media


delight Italian spirit alive at Cibo e Beve In Italy, neighborhood restaurants are highly prized, reinforcing the ethos of getting sustenance from what’s local and fresh and supporting those who live and work in one’s own community. I was pleased to discover that same spirit alive and well at Sandy Springs’ Cibo e Beve, a treasure trove of thoughtful Italian fare. The diminutive restaurant is unassumingly tucked into a little shopping center along Roswell Road and its dining room accommodates just 50 guests, plus a few more at the bar and antipasti counter. We started our meal with a dish of tender calamari rings prepared sauteed with contechino salame, spicy peppers and potatoes. It was a smart way to blend the sea and cured meats for a result that just worked. We also ordered the cheese special – Red Dragon Welsh beer cheese (to pair with my guest’s IPA). Cheese offerings, which change regularly, are served with crunchy Holeman & Finch crackers on a slate tray. We decided to forgo the tempting array of salads (Caesar with poached egg croutons, arugula and beets with feta) in favor of hearty entrees to come. Al dente spaghetti was tossed with tender morsels of Maine lobster, fragrant white wine broth and sweet, juicy heirloom tomatoes. We were also drawn to the forktender beef short rib, served with caramelized cippoline onions, polenta, balsamic demi glace and pungent wilted greens. The menu isn’t straight up Italian. It’s peppered with fun additions like African squash soup with maple creme fraiche and latkes with prosciutto and apple butter. The extra dose of creativity keeps the offerings just a little off-kilter and, chef linda harrell therefore, fun. Dessert was a delight. The whimsical “cereal milk panna cotta” was silky smooth and tasted like the delicious, sugar-laden milk left behind after a bowl full of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Served 118

in a teacup with a layer of caramel, it is the kind of clever play on a classic that takes you right back to the pleasures of childhood (read: before calories counted and when dessert was the highlight of any meal). It’s clear that Chef Linda Harrell is enamoured of Italian cuisine and understands that ingredients taste best when they’ve not traveled far to the table. The menu is packed with Atlantabased items, such as Storico Fresco pastas, much to my delight. It’s terrific to see a restaurant embracing a local purveyor, particularly one that knocks it out of the park with historically reverent pastas. My only real complaint about our experience was that the over-loud music encroached on the cozy-quaint atmosphere a bit more than I would’ve liked. But, when the food is memorable, the staff is warm and knowledgeable, and the drinks are wellcrafted, it’s hard to feel anything but grateful to have stumbled upon such a neighborhood treasure. Trust me: the Italians would agree.

Visit Cibo e Beve at 4969 Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs. 404/250-8988.


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cibo e beve’s cozy dining room and bar CLASSIC tiramisu Rigatoni Gorgonzola

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Dining Guide AMERICAN

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

BLUE RIDGE GRILL 1261 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/233-5030. Signature dishes, from grilled Georgia trout and slow-roasted grouper to iron skillet mussels and hickorygrilled rib eye, are served in the cozy comforts of a mountain lodge, with stone fireplace, log walls and red leather booths. p }}} ★★★ BUCKHEAD DINER 3073 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/262-3336. Atlanta icon offers inventive menu, from sweet and spicy Thai chili calamari to veal and wild mushroom meatloaf, in an upscale, retro atmosphere. Call-ahead priority accepted. } ★★★ CANOE 4199 Paces Ferry Dr., Vinings. 770/432-2663. Culinary expertise and natural aesthetics come together for a rich, flavorful experience, with a seasonal menu and inviting interior. p }} ★★★ CAPITAL GRILLE-ATLANTA 255 East Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-1162. Classic steak house offerings, from chops to fresh seafood, in a relaxed atmosphere that features a sweeping view of Buckhead. p }}} ★★ EMPIRE STATE SOUTH 999 Peachtree St.,

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

4TH & SWIFT 621 North Ave. NE, Atl. 678/904-0160. Enjoy such specialties as crispy brussels sprout, North Georgia apple salad and sticky toffee pudding in a quaint setting, in the former engine room of the Southern Dairies Co. in the Old Fourth Ward. p }} FLIP BURGER BOUTIQUE 1587 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/352-3547. 3655 Roswell Road NE, Atl. 404/549-3298. 644 N. Highland Ave., Atl. 404/815-1127. Unique menu of burgers, sandwiches, sides and salads served in a contemporary, hip 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 madefrom-scratch food served in a fun atmosphere. p } GRACE 17.20 5155 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 320, Norcross. 678/421-1720. Changing menu

of fresh seasonal ingredients in a casually elegant setting. p }} ★★ HAVEN RESTAURANT AND BAR 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/9690700. Casual neighborhood dining in historic Brookhaven, with a fresh seasonal menu and an impressive wine list. p }} ★★★ HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN 1551 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/968-2288. Comfort pub cuisine and craft beers in a community-driven establishment in Ansley Park. p } HOLEMAN & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/948-1175. Hailed as a British gastropub with a Southern accent, with savvy cocktails and a meaty menu. } HOUSTON’S 2166 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/351-2442; 3321 Lenox Road, Atl., 404/237-7534; 3539 Northside Pkwy., Atl., 404/262-7130; 3050 Windy Hill Road SE, Atl., 770/563-1180. Lavish portions of fresh American fare, from hickory-grilled burgers to tender, meaty ribs. } ★ JCT. KITCHEN & BAR 1198 Howell Mill Road, Ste. 18, Atl. 404/355-2252. A casual,

yet upscale setting to enjoy such specialties as angry mussels, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, truffle-parmesan fries and Georgia peach fried pies. p }

and shrimp fritters, fried chicken, pork loin and chef ’s veggie plate in the charming setting of a restored 150-year-old farmhouse and 1930s cottage. p }}

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 }} ★★

MODERN RESTAURANT + BAR 3365 Piedmont Road NE, Atl. 404/5541100. Innovative culinary style with a heavy emphasis on seafood, from butter-poached lobster to wild Scottish salmon, plus special chef tasting menus with wine pairings. Private dining and outdoor patio available. p }}

LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR 659 Peachtree St., Atl., @ Georgian Terrace Hotel. 404/897-5000. Fresh American cuisine in a classy setting. p }} LOBBY BAR AND BISTRO 361 Seventeenth St., Atl. 404/961-7370. Seasonal menu with a comfort food edge in a casual atmosphere. p } LOCAL THREE 3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atl. 404/968-2700. Fresh-from-thefarm seasonal fare, from Georgia Mountain Trout and Grilled Hanger Steak to Springer Mountain Farm Chicken Pot Pie, served in a comfy space. p } MILTON’S CUISINE & COCKTAILS 800 Mayfield Road, Milton. 770/817-0161. Feast on such Southern specialties as sweet potato

Two Urban Licks

MOSAIC 3097 Maple Drive, Atl. 404/8465722. Neighborhood bistro features modern American cuisine with Mediterranean flavors. p }} MURPHY’S 997 Virginia Ave., Atl. 404/8720904. Inventive, fresh seasonal fare, excellent service and basement charm. p } ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN 559 Dutch Valley Road, Atl. 404/892-4111. Inventive atmosphere, food and wine served in a renovated urban warehouse space. p } ★★ PARK 75 75 Fourteenth St. NE, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. 404/253-3840. An elegant place to enjoy seasonal and regional favorites, from crispy lobster with shittake sticky rice and Asian vegetables to barbecue “Kobe” shortrib with smoked Gouda grits and truffled potatoes. p }} ★★★ PAUL’S RESTAURANT 10 Kings Circle, Atl. 404/231-4113. Chef Paul Albrecht creates new American cuisine and sushi in an open kitchen, from herb crusted flounder filet and roasted lamb shank to batter fried lobster tail. p }}} ★★★ PUBLIK DRAFT HOUSE 654 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/885-7505. Great gastropub cuisine, from small bites and salads to burgers and entrees, served in a fun atmosphere. p } RATHBUN’S 112 Krog St., Atl. 404/5248280. New American food served with Southern flair in a swanky space at the Stove Works in Inman Park. p }} ★★★★ QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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RESTAURANT EUGENE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/355-0321. Seasonal cuisine and boutique wine combined with gracious service in a sophisticated spot in the Aramore Building. p }}} RIVER ROOM Post Riverside Town Square, 4403 Northside Pkwy., Atl. 404/233-5455. New American cuisine served in an elegant and modern European atmosphere. p }}} SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN 11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770/569-9199. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/8048880. City chic yet casual atmosphere featuring contemporary American cuisine with global influences. p }} SALT FACTORY 952 Canton St., Roswell. 770/998-4850. Neighborhood gastropub with exceptional food and drink served in a comfy setting, from soups, salads and appetizers to specialty burgers, pizza, pasta, fish and beef. } ★★★ SALTYARD 1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/382-8088. Diverse selection of seasonal dishes, with signature cocktails and craft beer in spirited setting. p }

SEASONS 52 90 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, 770/671-0052; Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/8461552. A seasonally changing menu of fresh food grilled over open wood fires and a bythe-glass wine list in a casually sophisticated setting with live piano music in the wine bar. p }} SHULA’S 347 GRILL 3405 Lenox Road NE, Atl., Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel lobby. 404/848-7345. Signature meals from Hall of Fame football coach Don Shula in a casual chic setting. p } SOUTH CITY KITCHEN 1144 Crescent Ave., Atl., 404/873-7358; 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., Suite 401, Vinings, 770/435-0700. The Old South meets the big city, with contemporary Southern cuisine dished out from the exhibition kitchen. p }} ★★★ SOUTHERN ART 3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., InterContinental Buckhead. 404/9469070. Southern-inspired cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere, with an artisan ham bar, vintage pie table, and sophisticated bar and lounge area. Menu highlights: baked oysters with crispy pork belly, chicken and

Chops Lobster Bar

dumpling soup and Low Country seafood platter. p }} TAP 1180 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/347-2220. A convivial place with innovative comfort food and an extensive draft beer and barrel wine selections. p } TERRACE 176 Peachtree St. NW, Atl., The Ellis Hotel. 678/651-2770. Flavorful farm-totable dishes, from Georgia mountain trout to Amish chicken breast, served in a chic setting. p } THE CAFE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, BUCKHEAD 3434 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/240-7035. Delightful menu, sunny ambiance and live piano music. Seasonal patio seating. p }}} ★★ THE SUN DIAL RESTAURANT 210 Peachtree St. NW, Atl., The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 404/589-7506. Offers a 360-degree dining experience, 723 feet above the city, with contemporary cuisine and live jazz. p }}} THREE SHEETS 6017 Sandy Springs Cir., Atl. 404/303-8423. A refreshing escape with cocktails, music and small plates. } ★★★ TRUFFLES CAFE 3345 Lenox Road, Atl. 404/364-9050. Upscale gourmet café with a diverse menu of Low Country dishes, fresh fish, center-cut steaks, soups, salads and sandwiches. p } TWO URBAN LICKS 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atl. 404/522-4622. Fiery cooking with wood-roasted meats and fish, plus a touch of New Orleans and barbecue, in a chic warehouse. p }} VILLAGE TAVERN 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta. 770/777-6490. Fresh fish, pastas, salads, chicken, steaks and chops in an upscale, casual setting. p }} WATERSHED ON PEACHTREE 1820 Peachtree Road, NW, Atl. 404/809-3561. Southern-inspired menu in farmhouse-chic setting, from fried pimento cheese sandwich to bone-in ribeye with black truffle gravy. p }} WOODFIRE GRILL 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atl. 404/347-9055. Menu follows a farm-to-table philosophy, with specialties like pan-roasted wild striped bass and wood-grilled quail. p }} YEAH! BURGER 1168 Howell Mill Road,


Suite E. 404/496-4393. 1017 North Highland Ave., Virginia-Highland. 404/437-7845. Organic, eco-friendly burger restaurant offers customizable burgers in a fast-casual, familyfriendly format. } ZEAL 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678/401-7142. Chic, farm-to-table modern eatery with chef-inspired menu, plus craft beers, boutique wines and spirits in a relaxed atmosphere. p }}


AJA 3500 Lenox Road, Atl. 404/231-0001. Modern Asian kitchen with sushi, dim sum and entrees served family-style. Red and black walls and dimmed lighting add to the exotic atmosphere. p }} ★★★


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


CANTON HOUSE 4825 Buford Hwy., Chamblee. 770/936-9030. Authentic Chinese cuisine in a spacious dining room with efficient, friendly service. } icantonhouse. com. ★★★★ HONG KONG STAR 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Ste 110, Marietta. 770/5092129. Exciting dishes with Asian flair, with great service and inviting setting. } P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO 7925 North Point Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770/992-3070; 500 Ashwood Pkwy., Atl., 770/352-0500; 3333 Buford Dr., Buford, 678/546-9005. Enjoy diced chicken wrapped in lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wokfried scallops with lemon sauce in a stylish space. p }} THE REAL MANDARIN HOUSE 6263 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/255-5707. Upscale Asian dining with dishes ranging from chicken and beef to seafood and pork. } ★★


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


SHOUT 14th and Peachtree Road at Colony Square, Atl. 404/846-2000. Dine on tapas or sip a martini on the rooftop lounge at this ultra-hip hotspot. p } TWIST 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/869-1191. Creative cuisine, from sushi and seafood to satays and wraps, served in a 300-seat dining room with a centerstage bar. Patio dining available. p }


BISTRO NIKO 3344 Peachtree Road NW,

Atl. 404/261-6456. Regional comfort French cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Specialties include white Gulf shrimp, sautéed short smoked mountain trout and Maine cod. p }} ★★★★ LA PETITE MAISON 6510 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404/303-6600. French bistro, serving everything from filet mignon to grilled salmon, in a charming setting. } ★★ NIKOLAI’S ROOF 255 Courtland St., Atl. 404/221-6362. Fantastic fare in elegant surroundings with attentive service and spectacular skyline views. p }}} ★★★ QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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Atl. 404/262-7112. Tuscan cuisine served in a cozy bungalow with an extensive wine list. p }} BARAONDA RISTORANTE & BAR 710 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/879-9962. Authentic Italian cuisine, from homemade pastas and pizzas to grilled dishes, served in a charming setting, with an expansive wine list. p }} CIBO E BEVE 4969 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/250-8988. Celebrates the vibrant food, wine and culture of Italy, with the best seasonal produce from local growers. p }} DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/844-4810. Simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, from aged steaks to unique pasta creations and signature veal chop. p }} DØUBLE ZERØ NAPOLETANA 5825 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/991-3666. Southern Italian featuring the cuisine of the Campania region of Italy, as well as Neapolitan pizza. p }} FLOATAWAY CAFE 1123 Zonolite Road, Suite 15, Atl. 404/892-1414. Fresh seasonal cuisine is created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences. p }}

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AQUA BLUE 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770/643-8886. Choose from sushi, seafood, steaks and chops in a soothing setting. p }} ★★ JOLI KOBE BAKERY & BISTRO 5600 Roswell Road NE, Atl., 404/843-3257; 1545 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., 404/870-0643. Great neighborhood spot for coffee and dessert, Sunday brunch or a meal, from almond chicken curry salad to potato crusted salmon. p } MARKET W Atlanta-Buckhead, Atl., 3377 Peachtree Road NE. 404/523-3600. Chef JeanGeorges Vongerichten reinvents classic dishes with an eclectic flair, from Maine lobster with crispy potatoes and spicy aioli to bacon wrapped shrimp with avocado and passion 124

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


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


ANTICA POSTA 519 E. Paces Ferry Road,

IL LOCALINO 467 N. Highland Ave., Atl. 404/222-0650. Flavorful food in a fun setting, with cozy dimensions, eclectic decor and warm hospitality. p }} ★★★★ LA GROTTA 2637 Peachtree Road, Atl, 404/231-1368; 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Dunwoody, 770/395-9925. Enjoy a three-course dinner in an intimate place overlooking a beautiful garden. p h }} ★★★★ LA PIETRA CUCINA 1545 Peachtree St. NE (Beverly Road), Atl., One Peachtree Pointe. 404/888-8709. Italian cooking with a contemporary twist, in a relaxed atmosphere. p }} MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 3368 Peachtree Road, Atl., 404/816-9650; 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl., 770/8043313. Divine dining in a nostalgic setting reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy. p } MEDICI 2450 Galleria Pkwy., Atl., Renaissance Waverly Hotel. 770/953-4500.

Mediterranean-inspired Tuscan grill with herb-rubbed prime steaks, hand-crafted pastas and market-fresh seafood. p }} NO. 246 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 678/399-8246. Savor ricotta agnolotti, Ramano pizza, charred octopus and other specialties in a 100-seat space with an open kitchen, backyard deck and welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. } PORTOFINO 3199 Paces Ferry Place, Atl. 404/231-1136. Neighborhood bistro offers simple pastas and innovative appetizers and entrees. p }} PRICCI 500 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/2372941. Creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, tortelli pasta, beef short rib ravioli and roasted Mediterranean sea bass. p h }} ★★★★ SOTTO SOTTO 313 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atl. 404/523-6678. Italian dishes served with a creative twist in a revived brick storefront. p }} SUGO 408 S. Atlanta St., Roswell, 770/6419131; 625 W. Crossville Road, Roswell, 770/817-4230; 10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/817-8000. Authentic cuisine served with gracious hospitality, from Mediterranean mussels to Greek pizza. p } ★★★ TAVERNA FIORENTINA 3324 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-9825. Tuscan bistro presents authentic Florentine dishes and contemporary classics in an intimate dining room. p }} VALENZA 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-3233. Cozy, upscale Italian eatery in Brookhaven with a classic menu of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees. p }} VENI VIDI VICI 41 Fourteenth St., Atl. 404/875-8424. Heavenly cuisine, extensive wine list, attentive service and warm ambience. Specialties include veal lasagne and pappardelle with pulled rotisserie duck. p h }} ★★★


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

Pricci MO MO YA 3861 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/261-3777. Sushi, sashimi and tempura served in a traditional dining room with hibachi cooking at the table. The outdoor courtyard features meticulous Japanese gardens. }

Plaza. 678/553-1900. Mediterranean dining in a casually elegant setting, from mahi mahi with port-glazed figs and grilled salmon romesco to filet of beef Monte Carlo. p }}

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 }} ★★★★

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 }}}

SUSHI-HUKU 6300 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atl. 770/956-9559. Dine on some of the freshest, most authentic sushi in the city in intimate booths. }




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

MILAN MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO & GRILL 3377 Peachtree Road, Atl., Crowne

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

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


ATLANTA FISH MARKET 265 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/262-3165. Southeast’s largest selection of fresh seafood offered in a neighborhood setting. Specialties include Hong Kong sea bass, cashew crusted swordfish and blackened mahi mahi. p h }} ★★★★ ATLANTIC SEAFOOD COMPANY 2345 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/640-0488. Contemporary atmosphere showcases modern American seafood flown in fresh daily. p }}} C&S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 3240 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-0999. Fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar and classic prime steaks in an elegant setting, with classic cocktails. p }}

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COAST SEAFOOD AND RAW BAR 111 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/869-0777. Fresh seafood and island cocktails in a casual setting, with signature seafood boil, fresh catch entrees and a variety of raw or steamed oysters,


clams and mussels. p } GOLDFISH 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Perimeter Mall. 770/671-0100. Seafood, sushi and steaks in a spectacular setting that features a 600-gallon saltwater aquarium and live music. p }} ★★★ LURE 1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl. 404/8811106. Contemporary fish house serving only the freshest ingredients delivered daily, from smoked seafood platter to fried oyster slider. p }} RAY’S IN THE CITY 240 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/524-9224. Enjoy a selection of the freshest seafood, made-to-order sushi and hand-cut steaks, in a casual yet elegant setting. p }} RAY’S ON THE RIVER 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Atl. 770/955-1187. A palate-pleasing menu, an award-winning wine list and a romantic view of the Chattahoochee assure a delightful dining experience. p h }} ★★★ SEABASS KITCHEN 6152 Roswell Road NE, Atl. 404/705-8880. A Mediterraneanflavored menu of delicious dishes, with market-fresh seafood, from Red Snapper to Black Sea Bass, as well as certified prime beef and braised lamb shank, served in an upscale casual setting with exceptional service. p }}

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


ALMA COCINA 191 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/968-9662. Dine on green chorizo tostadas, bay scallop ceviche and braised goat huaraches in a sophisticated and spirited venue. p } CANTINA TAQUERIA & TEQUILA BAR 3280 Peachtree Road, Atl., Terminus 100. 404/892-9292. Mexican cuisine with housemade tortilla chips and salsa and specialties ranging from stewed pork with hominy to fish tacos and enchiladas. p } NOCHE 1000 Virginia Ave., Atl. 404/8159155. 705 Town Blvd., Atl. 404/364-9448. 2580 Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 770/432-3277. 3719 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. 770777-9555. Bold Southwestern cuisine with a hint of seafood and game, and a high-energy bar. p }


BLACKSTONE 4686 S. Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 404/794-6100. Top-quality steaks, fresh seafood, award-winning wine list and great service, with an ambience suited for upscale dining and after-dinner cocktails. p }} ★★★ BLT STEAK 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atl., W Atlanta-Downtown. 404/577-7601. Chef Laurent Tourondel’s Bistro Laurent Tourondel combines traditional elements of a cozy French bistro with an American steakhouse. p }}} 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 }}} ★★★★ CABERNET STEAKHOUSE 5575 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770/777-5955. Reminiscent of the classic steakhouses of New York, with a large open dining room, plush seating and exposed kitchen. p h }}} ★★★ CHOPS/LOBSTER BAR 70 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-2675. Prime steak and seafood, including filet mignon, batter-



Aqua Blue 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 }} ★★★ 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; 3379 Peachtree Road, Atl., 404/816-6535. Generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees served in an upscale environment with tuxedoclad waiters. p }}} NEW YORK PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/846-0644. Dine on Midwestern USDA prime beef, live Maine lobsters or fresh fish, with classic sides ranging from creamed spinach to cheese mashed potatoes. p h

}}} ★★★ PRIME 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., Lenox Square. 404/812-0555. Superior primeaged beef, sushi bar and seafood offered in a casually chic setting. p } ★★★ RAY’S ON THE CREEK 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/649-0064. North Fulton’s award-winning steakhouse delivers with prime steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines. p h }}} RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 5788 Roswell Road NW, Sandy Spring, 404/2550035; 267 Marietta St., Embassy Suites Hotel (Centennial Park), Atl., 404/223-6500; 3285 Peachtree Road NE, Embassy Suites Buckhead, Atl., 404/365-0660. Revered by steak connoisseurs around the globe for its USDA prime, aged Midwestern corn-fed beef, extraordinary Northwestern salmon and live Maine Lobster. p }} ★★ STONEY RIVER 10524 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 678/461-7900; 5800 State Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/476-0102; 1640 Cumberland Mall, 678/305-9229. Enjoy premium steaks in an inviting mountain lodge setting. p }} ★★★ STRIP 245 Eighteenth St., Atl. 404/385-2005. Great steak and sushi with multi-level dining, lounge and patios in a super hip setting, with nightly DJ and open air rooftop deck. p }} THE PALM 3391 Peachtree Road, Atl., Westin Hotel. 404/814-1955. Prime cuts of beef and

jumbo lobsters are served in a casual setting, with a caricature gallery of famous faces. p }}} ★★★


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

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n a passion for bread: lessons from a master baker by lionel vatinet, (Little, Brown and Company)

n taste of tanzania: modern swahili recipes for the west by miriam r. kinunda (Miroki Publishing)

In this charming and practical cookbook, Lionel Vatinet shares his knowledge and passion for baking irresistible bread (passed on from a long line of French artisan bakers), with detailed instructions and dozens of step-by-step photographs. Offerings range from everyday loaves like baguettes, ciabatta and whole grain breads to special occasion Beaujolais bread, jalapeño cheddar bread and sourdough boule. There’s even a chapter of delectable soup and sandwich recipes.

Miriam Kinunda shares the distinctive tastes and treasures of Tanzania in her new cookbook, featuring authentic African recipes appropriate for even the greenest of at-home cooks. Discover Kacholi, a potato-based appetizer commonly sold by street vendors; Kachumbari Ya Parachichi, a vibrant salad of avocado, cucumber and tomato; Makange Ya Kuku, a popular flavor-packed chicken dish; and Vipopoo, a homemade dessert pasta traditionally made during Ramadan.

n SWEET & VICIOUS: BAKING WITH ATTITUDE by libbie summers (rizzoli new york, APRIL 2014)

Taking a no-holds-barred approach to baking outside the box, Libbie Summers puts a savory spin on dessert with 100 recipes that pack a punch, from Habañero Carrot Cake and Grilled Apricot Polenta Cake to Meatball Muffins and Fig & Pig Pie. The clever concoctions – a flavor fest of smoky, salty, sweet, spicy, fruity and fiery – bring a sense of adventure into the kitchen. She’s got dogs wagging their tails, as well, with a handful of canine treats thrown in for good measure.

Bean to Bar Chocolate Park 75's Executive Chef Robert Gerstenecker can now add chocolatier to his culinary acclaim. He hand makes heavenly chocolate bars in what is called the “Bean to Bar” process. Using only organic fair trade cacao beans, he starts off by roasting the beans, then separates the shell from the bean kernel by cracking. The bean kernel is then sent to a grinder and produces chocolate liquor or chocolate liquid. The next step is conching, which develops the flavor of the chocolate, releasing the inherent bitterness. The chocolate is then tempered for about a week and molded into bars. Similar to wine, each batch of cacao beans is different based on the harvest year, soil and weather. Chef Robert doesn't add any stabilizers and allows the natural flavor of the cacao bean to drive the flavor of the chocolate. The bars are sold for $8 each in the Chef’s Cabinet at Park 75. 128

BEYOND EXPECTATION Legendary tea service that reflects your personal tastes and our local flavors, one of the many reasons why.

Guests of The St. Regis Atlanta can indulge in the timeless tradition of Afternoon Tea. Following in the legacy of Caroline Astor’s dignified gatherings of intimate friends, The St. Regis Atlanta serves a classic menu of savory petite sandwiches, freshly baked scones, pastries and petit fours, all accompanied by impeccable service in the distinctive Astor Court.

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Breathing new life into luxury. Ed Voyles Automotive Proudly Introduces The K900.

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