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68 Wedding Style 70 Kelly Quinn & Michael Magnotta

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78 Parties for a Cause 81 Atl. History Center’s Swan House Ball 84 On the Horizon 85 Zoo Atlanta’s Beastly Feast 86 Shepherd Center’s Legendary Party 88 Mayor’s Masked Ball & Starfish Ball 89 Crystal Ball & A Meal to Remember 90 Around Town with Jenny Pruitt 92 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 94 Cause to Celebrate

14 Letter from the Editor 20 Letters to the Editor

16 Southern Seasons 10th Anniversary 22 Atlanta Artist Khalilah Birdsong 24 “Carnaval” at Lowe Gallery 28 Gallery Views 30 Exhibitions 32 Around the South 34 Southern Tales: Books 36 Laura Seydel on “Racing Extinction” 38 The Pampered Pet 40 Tony Conway’s “Flourish” Dazzles 45 Think Fresh for Healthy Diets


48 Atlanta’s Chestnut Hall Estate


58 The Golden Touch: Accessories 60 Spring Awakening: Vibrant Hues 62 Jumpstarting the Season 64 Modern Twist on Black & White


66 Anne Barge Bridal Collection

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98 Fun Around Town 104 Performing Arts


108 Georgia’s Hidden Gems 110 Cruising, Family Style


114 Culinary Design Finds 116 Cooks & Soldiers Restaurant Review 121 Dining Guide: Best Bites in Town 123 In the Kitchen: Cook Books

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48 OF EXPRESSION 22 FREEDOM Abstract artist Khalilah Birdsong unleashes her passion for painting.

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Expensive Things! letter from the editor

Eileen Gordon and Khalilah Birdsong.

Tony Brewer thrilled the family and guests of Kelly Quinn and Michael Magnotta by designing one of the most dazzling weddings of the year. The glamorous white-tented reception was straight out of Hollywood, from crystal chandeliers sparkling overhead to the gleaming dance floor. Other fab features within this issue include kidfriendly family cruising with splashy new attractions and amenities that guarantee a fun-filled vacation. Atlanta’s gourmet restaurant scene is divine and diverse as we focus on Cooks & Soldiers in Westside, offering an indulgent taste of Basque cuisine without traveling to Spain. Our style section reveals the vibrant colors of the season along with new spring creations in timeless black and white. The 10th anniversary of Southern Seasons Magazine is totally thrilling for our incredible staff, board of advisors, contributing editors and all of you, our readers, who made this magical decade possible. Sending you all my heartfelt appreciation as we continue to forge into the future of the sensational South!


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or all of us at Southern Seasons Magazine, our 10th anniversary is a monumental milestone! We can’t believe it has been a decade since the launch of our beautiful publication. We are just so proud and grateful to all of you in this wonderful southern city for embracing and supporting us throughout the years! Founded in spring of 2006, Southern Seasons has survived and thrived during one of the most challenging times in American history. We have offered a glimpse into the world of luxury lifestyles from travel, fine dining, couture fashion, homes, health & beauty and fascinating people, to our most important goal of shining a spotlight on the most generous philanthropic community in the country. We thank you, our readers, advertisers and brilliant contributors!



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


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Letters to the editor

Please accept my gratitude on publishing the most beautiful magazine in the South! We see so much of the negative side of life in the media that it is refreshing to have a positive, upbeat publication where good things are celebrated. Thanks again for such uplifting coverage. Thank you for everything that you do for the South! Lynn-Anne Huck

WOW! I just received the magazines and you all did a beautiful job! I am speechless! Thank you so much for the coverage of our wedding. Matthew and I could not be more excited and honored to have our special day featured in Southern Seasons. We are so blessed to have had such a memorable wedding day that would not have happened without my amazing and talented brother Britt Wood and his team. KATIE MARIE PAIGE

Such an honor to have our Katie Marie Wood Paige and Matt Paige gracing the pages of Southern Seasons Magazine! So proud of Britt Wood and the Britt Wood Designs team and grateful that all the love that went into this wedding can be shared with all! Thank you Southern Seasons team! Tom Abrams

I wanted to express our gratitude for the most beautiful coverage of Complexions Ballet. My jaw dropped when I saw the gorgeous images of Complexions – page after page. Everyone was floored with this incredible honor! Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity to be introduced to the elite Atlantans through Southern Seasons. The magazine is visually stunning and the contents are riveting; I especially enjoyed the article on Trump! I look forward to your next issue with earnest anticipation. Su Longman

Your coverage of Complexions Ballet was truly amazing! Thank you! Tony Conway, Legendary Events

Many thanks for your support of our organization. The article is absolutely stunning. Dwight and I look forward to meeting you and thanking you in person when we land in December. Desmond Richardson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet

I just wanted to say thank you for including Sablier watches in the Holiday edition of Southern Seasons Magazine. I wanted to share with you that we were just accepted to be a part of the Naples Winter Wine Festival.

...it is refreshing to have a positive, upbeat publication where good things are celebrated.� Taking part in these type of events is helping us get the word out as well as working with great companies like yours. I will continue to keep you posted on our progress. Thank you! Sam Konigsberg

Great issue! Thanks for including Jennie and her new line of Hope Unlimited Bags. BECKY PETERSON

Thank you for being a valuable part of F&W Styles success this year! The positive exposure you gave our brand in Southern Seasons Magazine exposed us to a brand new audience. I hope to work with your magazine again in the future. Thanks again! ALEXANDRIA ALLI

Congrats on your Trump cover and great article inside! PJ & SAMARA LYNCH

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Freedom of Expression Atlanta artist Khalilah Birdsong paints from the heart

“I still have that first bird I painted. I keep it in my studio to remind me to paint with sheer abandon.” – Khalilah Birdsong

Above: Khalilah’s paintings at Flourish, each 108 x 144 inches. Opposite page (clockwise from top): Khalilah’s “A Place to Dream,” acrylic on canvas, 54.5 x 34 inches; “11.11,” acrylic and UV-curable pigmented inks on canvas, 72 x 60 inches; and “Falling Embers,” acrylic on canvas, 54.5 x 33 inches. khalilahbirdsong.com. 22


By day, Khalilah Birdsong is immersed in the frenetic world of entertainment, taking care of business at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta as a studio executive. Off the clock, she unleashes her inner artist in a timeless dimension of creative abandon, painting to her heart’s desire. “Four years ago I felt a strong urging to add creativity to my life in some way, shape or form. I wasn’t exactly sure what the outlet would be, but I found myself in the paint aisle of a craft store buying paint, brushes and small wooden birds,” Khalilah said. “The first stroke of paint across the bird’s wings woke me up and transported me to a calming yet charged place. I was hooked.” What started out as a relaxing hobby evolved into a professional endeavor for the gifted artist – complete with gallery representation and commission requests. While her paintings have drawn comparisons to those of abstract expressionists Alfred Leslie, Joan Mitchell and Jean-Paul Riopelle for their references to nature, Khalilah’s liberated brushstrokes reflect her own unique vision in a mesmerizing interplay of

color, shape, line and texture. She recently created several stunning large-scale canvases for Tony Conway’s incredible new special event space, Flourish. “Khalilah’s work is so profound, I didn’t hesitate when trying to decide on artwork for Flourish,” Conway said. Her talents have been admired by her work colleagues as well, with her paintings prominently featured on the set of Perry’s TV show “If Loving You Is Wrong.” “Khalilah has an understanding of color, composition and scale that some artists strive a lifetime to achieve,” said gallery owner Bill Lowe. “For her, it’s instinctual and natural. The result is painting that possesses remarkable vitality coupled with an intelligent, enigmatic quality.” Still, don’t expect her to quit her day job any time soon. “Tyler Perry Studios is a wonderful and inspiring place to work,” said Khalilah, an industry virtuoso who earned her BBA from Howard University. “I’m able to bring business skills to my painting practice that I’ve honed in my entertainment career, then segue into the calming creative process. I enjoy it all.”

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Khalilah Birdsong was honored to have her work presented alongside such prestigious artists.


A New Exuberance


n the heels of its spectacular “Ancestors: Origin & Return” show, Bill Lowe Gallery kicked off an exciting new year of exhibitions with “Carnaval: A New Exuberance.” The kaleidoscopic configuration of works presented the vigor, vitality and unrestrained exuberance of a group of brilliant artists, including Khalilah Birdsong, Flavio Galvan, Raul Magaldi, Thrush Holmes, Fabio Modica, Jimmy O’Neal, Richard Heinsohn and Frank Schroeder. In a nod to Carnival’s global scope, the featured artists represent Atlanta, Argentina, Sicily, Canada, Italy, Morocco and Spain. “The festival is emblematic of expressiveness, sensuality and regeneration,” said gallery owner Bill Lowe. “This is an uninhibited celebration of life, love, art and passion.” Art lovers flocked to the opening night reception, catered by Legendary Events, to meet the artists and enjoy the show.


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Bill Lowe, Eileen Gordon and William Arnett, renowned art curator, historian and collector, stand in front of a painting by the late Thornton Dial.

Art lovers from around the city were dazzled by the beautiful exhibition.

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Vik Muniz

through may 29 – high museum A major retrospective of contemporary photographer Vik Muniz is on view through May 29 at the High Museum of Art. Renowned for creating what he calls “photographic delusions,” Muniz works with an array of unconventional materials – from tomato sauce and chocolate syrup to diamonds, dust and junk – to painstakingly design narrative subjects before recording them with his camera. His resulting photographs often quote iconic images from popular culture and the history of art while defying easy classification and playfully engaging a viewer’s process of perception.

Vik Muniz (American, born Brazil, 1961), Khyber Pass, Self-Portrait as an Oriental, after Rembrandt, from Pictures of Junk, 2005. Chromogenic print, 84 x 72 inches. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, purchase with funds from the H. B. and Doris Massey Charitable Trust, 2005.288. Art © Vik Muniz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

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Dale Chihuly’s “Sol del Citron.”



He’s back! After attracting record crowds with his amazing artistry in a 2004 exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Seattle glass guru Dale Chihuly returns this spring for his biggest outdoor show to date. “Chihuly in the Garden,” opening April 30, features over 20 dazzling installations throughout the garden’s 30-acre spread, with kaleidoscopic creations brilliantly blooming from the ground, dramatically suspended in the air and fantastically floating in water. Staggering in scope and size, each wondrous work is composed of hundreds of pieces of glass, including several new site-specific assemblages. Marking the 40th anniversary of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Chihuly exhibit will be on view through Oct. 30 with evening viewing available as well.

“Branch with Birds & Fruit,” metal and glass piece, by Loy Allen.


Living The American Craft Council Show unveils an eye-popping gallery of handmade creations March 11-13 at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta

Necklace by David Forlano and Steven Ford.

Sterling silver earrings by Bree Richey.

Hands-free bracelet bag by Arza Gilad.


ver 225 of the country’s most talented contemporary craft artists will present their latest creations in jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor at the American Craft Council Show, taking place March 11-13 at Cobb Galleria Centre. Now in its 27th year, the Southeast’s largest juried indoor craft show features original works in everything from

Cuff-style bracelet by Jenny Benscher.

ceramics, glass and fiber to wood, metal, leather and mixed media. The marketplace also spotlights emerging talent at Hip Pop pods, explores the hands-on process of creating art at Let’s Make, and puts craft into context with spectacular room vignettes created by interior designers at Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft. New this year, the interactive Style Slam pairs Atlanta stylists with select artists from the show for a stunning demonstration of cutting-edge fashion.

10 AM-8 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., and 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $16 ($36 for 3-day pass; $5 after 5 PM on Fri.; Southern Seasons Magazine free for 12 & under and ACC members). craftcouncil.org/atlanta.



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Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures.” 1440 Spring St. NW, Atl. Sun.-Fri.


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Mister Catesby and the Elegant Mister Abbot: Early Naturalists in Georgia, 1722-1840,” featuring prints, original works and maps. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Open daily. 404/814-4000.


Through April 16 “Contemporary

Landscape,” Jacob Cooley, Larry Gray, Robert Kipniss, Peter Roux. 315 East Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/237-0370.


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Through April 6 “Two by Two,” paintings by Erin Bailey and Del Martin, inspired by trips to South Africa and Alaska. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain. Tues.-Sat. 770/469-1105. artstation.org.


Ongoing Unique temporary public

art installations along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. beltline.org.


Through May 1 “The 5th of July,” multi-media group exhibition. 535 Means Street NW, Atl. Tues.-

Through March “The Curious



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Collection, interactive exhibit features environments of the puppeteer’s world and iconic puppets. The Global Collection explores puppetry traditions in major world cultures. Tues.-Sun. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl.

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Through March 26 “The

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5-9 PM. April “Fins, Fur, Feather and Friends” exhibit. May “Still. Life,” exhibit. 25 W. Park Square, Marietta. Tues.Sat. dkgallery.us. 770/427-5377.

Through March 20 “Ansel Adams: March 10-July 3 “Michael

Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands.” April 16-July 24 “Don Coen: The Migrant Series.” 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. Tues.-Sun. boothmuseum.org.


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Through May 31 “Where the

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March 4, April 1, May 6 Art Walk,


Through July 31 “Wild Music,” an exploration of sound and music in nature and in life. March 26-Aug. 14 “Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence,” the amazing natural phenomenon of organisms that produce light. 767 Clifton Road, Atl. Open daily. fernbankmuseum.org. 404/9296300.


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Daniel Lismore Through April 1 SCAD FASH georgia museum of art Through April 17 “Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture.”

Through May 8 “David Ligare: California Classicist.”

March 26-June 19 “Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society.” 90 Carlton St., Athens, East Campus of UGA, Arts Complex. Tues.-Sun. georgiamuseum.org.



Through Aug. 1 “Sandy Springs: Then & Now,” exhibit of historic photos, modern studio art, and multimedia components. 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. Open 11 AM-2 PM Wed. & Sat. heritagesandysprings.org.


Through May 15 “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.”

Through May 29 “Basquiat:

The Unknown Notebooks,” rare notebooks by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Through May 29 “Vik Muniz,” retrospective of the celebrated contemporary photographer. April 2-Jan. 8. 2017 “Eric Carle,” retrospective of signature collages from 15 of his most popular books. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun.

404/733-HIGH. high.org.

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“DOORWAY TO AN ENLIGHTENED WORLD” March 19-Nov. 27 Carlos Museum

objects from Late 19th century, Dolonnor, Mongolia: DOE, Gilt copper alloy; Chakra, Gilded metal; Deer, Horned One, Gilt copper alloy.

HUFF HARRINGTON FINE ART 4240 Rickenbacker Dr., Atl. Mon.-Sat. huffharrington.com.



Through April 16 Andrew Moore

“Dirt Meridian.” William Klein “Paris + New York + Roma.” Maude Schuyler Clay “Mississippi History.” 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/233-3739.

Photo courtesy of The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. From The Alice S. Kandell Collection.


LAGERQUIST GALLERY 690 Miami Circle NE., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/261-8273.



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


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

marciawoodgallery.com. 404/827-0030.


Through March 31 “Chalom

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

an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection,” compelling works of Tibetan Buddhist art presented in their proper sacred context. Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/727-

4282. carlos.emory.edu.


April 23-Aug. 20 Herbert Creecy: Retrospective. Museum of Contemporary Art of Ga., TULA Art Center, 75 Bennett St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/367-8700. mocaga.org.

MOCA GA/TULA Art Complex

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



Through April 1 “Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken,” designer Daniel Lismore. “A Fashionable Mind: Photographs by Jonathan Becker.” Savannah College of Art and Design’s museum, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. scadfash.org 404/253-3132.



America,” explores the height of U.S. cultural exhibitions (19551975) and the use of design as a persuasive force, with artifacts, photographs, graphics and film footage. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St., Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/979-6455.

MArietta/cobb museum of art

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

Through March 31 OCAF

members juried exhibit at the University of North Georgia. April 1-May 6 SOUTHWORKS National Juried Art Exhibition. Through May Outdoor sculpture. 34 School St., Watkinsville. Tues.Sat. 706/769-4565. ocaf.com.




Academia,” Georgia art professors. “Aesthetic Vision: American Style,” Northeastern works. April 16-June 26 “Coca-Cola Archives Collection.” 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Tues.-Sun.


Through April 8 Alejandro Aguilera. 3130 Slaton Dr., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/266-2636.


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



mariettacobbartmuseum.org. 770/528-1444.

r. alexander GALLERY


8662. ralexanderfineart.com.




Through March 18 Linda

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

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

MARC CHATOV Opening March 10 Spalding Nix Fine Art Marc CHATOV, “Study for Partida,” conte on paper, 18 x 24 inches

Christensen and Susan Homer.

May 13-June 10 America Martin.

425 Peachtree Hills Ave., No. 24, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/869-0511.


Georgia Tech campus, 500 10th St. NW, Atl. Mon.-Fri. 404/894-7840.




March 19, April 16, May 21 Art Stroll. 690 Miami Circle NE, #905, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/814-1811. thomasdeansfineart.com.

Through March 5 Martha Whittington. 1000 Marietta St. NW, Ste. 116, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/817-

3300. sandlerhudson.com.

Through April 9 “Sights & Insights,” artists from across the Southeast, at Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Tues.Sat. 770/394-4019. April 8-10 Pottery & Art Sale. Spruill Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 770/394-3447. spruillarts.org.


Through March 26 “Academy/

Through May 15 “Between the Sweet Water and the Swarm of Bees: Works by Susanne Wenger.” Through May 29 “Spider Woman to Horned Serpent,” Native North American Art. March 19-Nov. 27 “Doorway to

Opening March 10 Marc


Through March 6 “Nuido, The Way of Embroidery.” 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. Tues.Sun. 404/364-8555. museum.




Through June 12 “Make-Believe


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Home & Garden Tour March 16-April 24


Renowned for its rich history and culture, more than 300 years of colorful architecture and an array of exquisite antiques, Charleston, S.C., will blossom during the 69th annual Festival of Houses and Gardens, March 16-April 24. Visitors can step inside some of the country’s most significant historic homes and gaze at beautiful gardens rarely open to the public. Each walking tour highlights a diversity of architecture, from the city’s prosperous Colonial days through the tumultuous antebellum period and into the 20th century. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation. 843/722-3405. historiccharleston.org/festival.



Spring Showcase

Marvel at the kaleidoscope of colors at Atlanta Botanical Garden’s “Atlanta Blooms!” festival, March through April, with an eye-popping panorama of 300,000+ bulbs, from tulips and daffodils to crocuses and hyacinths. Nature’s dazzling display continues at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain at “Celebrate Spring!,” with special weekend activities in March and April.

“Fashionable Romance” at Biltmore in Asheville The wedding costume worn by Gwyneth Paltrow in “Emma” will be on display at Biltmore House during the “Fashionable Romance” exhibit.

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Celebrating its history as a romantic getaway, Biltmore is hosting “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film,” a costume exhibit of wedding dresses and attire from major motion pictures, on view through July 4. The award-winning costumes span 300 years of wedding fashion from films set in the years 1645 to 1935, including the iconic Jane Austen romances of “Sense and Sensibility,” “Emma,” and “Pride and Prejudice.” Elaborate floral arrangements will be created to complement each era. biltmore.com/visit.

Tee Time in Augusta Guests lucky enough to secure highly-coveted reservations at The Partridge Inn in Augusta this spring for the 2016 Masters Tournament are sure to appreciate the historic hotel’s latest round of renovations, including modern furniture and light fixtures, luxe linens, exceptional Internet connectivity and 42” TVs with 100+ high-definition channels. The public is invited to a week of special events, April 4-10, from al-fresco dining on the verandah and gatherings in the Cigar Bar to live entertainment and Masters® Tournament viewing. 706/396-2614.

Bringing together the world’s greatest works of art and their environs on the big screen, the 2016 “Art & Architecture in Cinema” series features monthly screenings at select U.S. theaters through July, including “Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius in Milan,” March 31; “Renoir: Revered and Reviled,” April 21; and “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse,” May 12. Viewers can enjoy unprecedented access into the lives of renowned artists and their art and get an inside look into the fabulous museums and galleries that are not only the custodians of such masterpieces, but works of art in their own right. The series is presented by Fathom Events in partnership with SpectiCast, Nexo Digital and Seventh Art Productions. fathomevents.com.

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Art Film Series

Renoir’s Children on the Seashore, Guernsey from “Renoir: Revered and Reviled” film. Southern Seasons Magazine




n LISTEN TO THE LAMBS, DANIEL BLACK (st. martin’s press)

n memories of the mansion: the story of georgia’s governor’s mansion, sandra deal, jennifer dickey, catherine lewis (UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS)

History in the Making Explore the beautiful Greek Revival mansion that has served as the Atlanta home for Georgia’s governors since 1968 in this new book penned by First Lady Sandra Deal, in collaboration with Kennesaw State University historians Catherine Lewis and Jennifer Dickey. “We had three goals when we began this project: recount the history of all the Georgia governor’s mansions, with specific focus on the West Paces Ferry Road mansion; document the rich collections in the mansion and share these resources with readers; and share behind-the-scenes stories from the eight first families who, so far, have known it best,” Sandra Deal wrote in the preface. “This history belongs to the people of the state of Georgia, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to share it.” Designed by Atlanta architect Thomas Bradbury, the Buckhead mansion is filled with Federal period furnishings and decorative arts, inspired by items chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy when she redecorated the White House 34


in the early 1960s. Most of the first-floor furnishings were made by American master craftsmen in the early 1800s. Deal said her curiosity was piqued when she and Gov. Nathan Deal moved into the home and walked the 18-acre grounds. “I was astounded.” She started asking questions to people in the know, from former first ladies Mary Perdue and Betty Sanders (who played a critical role in getting the mansion built, though she and Gov. Carl Sanders never lived in it) to longtime employees and volunteer docents, mansion manager Joy Forth and past curator Kitty Farnham. All were happy to share their knowledge and memories. “I learned so much about the mansion and its residents during the course of my research that I knew a book needed to be produced to preserve that history,” she wrote, adding that the Georgia Archives, Atlanta History Center, Special Collections at the University of Georgia, and Georgia State University were just a few of the many institutions that helped tell the story.

Clark Atlanta University professor Daniel Black researched his latest novel on the streets, interviewing the city’s homeless to get firsthand accounts of their struggles. His moving portrait follows the plight of Lazarus Love III, who leaves behind a life of affluence to seek peace as a possessionless man. After a brutal act, his newfound family of wanderers must struggle to save him, learning the beauty of sacrificial love.

n trapped in key west, peter bacle (Mangrove Publishing)

A colorful chronicle of living, working and playing in the Florida Keys, Peter Bacle’s memoir offers an insider’s look at island life. Many of the storied adventures and humorous tales are rooted in Bacle’s business, the Stock Island Lobster Company, started by his father in 1953.

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Mary Frances Bowley (right) and Jennifer Bradley Franklin. n make it zero: the movement to safeguard every child, MARY FRANCES BOWLEY WITH JENNIFER BRADLEY FRANKLIN (MOODY)


Justice "When we correct the factors that keep children at risk, we can make a difference in the lives of those children and the adults they’ll grow up to be."

– Mary Frances Bowley

Children are meant to dream about bright futures, but for the millions of at-risk kids in America, hope is lost in the fog of trauma. Make it Zero, written by Wellspring Living founder Mary Frances Bowley with journalist Jennifer Bradley Franklin, is a call to bring it back. Tying shocking statistics to compelling real-life stories, the book explores various forms of childhood vulnerability – from hunger and poverty to abuse and isolation – and offers specific ways to end them. As people take action on an individual level, their compassion collectively makes a world of difference. That includes a Randstad Staffing executive who created a training program for at-risk women and then placed them in Fortune 500 companies in career-track jobs. One family adopted seven girls about to age out of the foster care system and went on to start an organization to equip other families to do the same. Among the shining stars who have overcome childhood obstacles are pro-basketball player Ruth Riley, who grew up food insecure; and a fifth-generation migrant labor worker, divorced with two children at 21, who has a PhD and her own thriving company. makeitzero.net.


The cup is always half full for Atlanta health coach Brigitte Cutshall, whose 2015 New Year’s resolution was to write a book. The result: Real Things: 6 Ways to Embrace Life. Her thoughtful memoir of photos, stories and quotes inspires readers to see life through a positive lens and to focus on the things that really matter. The best things in life, she says, aren’t things: think reading, pets and sunsets. Do things that make you happy, keep things simple, and try things you’re afraid of, she advises. “No matter what you are dealing with, life goes on, and we all need to keep things in perspective,” said Cutshall, a breast cancer survivor. “This book reflects how I do it.”

45th WRITER’S FESTIVAL April 7-8 – agnes scott college Building on a long tradition of inviting distinguished writers to campus to inspire audiences, the 45th Annual Writers’ Festival will be held April 7-8 at Agnes Scott College in Decatur with authors Richart Blanco, Dani Shapiro and Charleen McClure. The events are free and open to the public, including a Q & A at 1 PM April 7, followed by a reading by Shapiro at 4 PM April 7, a reading by Blanco at 8 PM April 7, and a reading by McClure at 2 PM April 8. A reception and booksigning will follow each reading. agnesscott.edu/writersfestival/

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by laura turner seydel

Have You Seen “Racing Extinction”? It will change the way you view the world.

On Dec. 2, 2015, Discovery Channel premiered Louie Psihoyos’ new film, “Racing Extinction,” in 220 countries around the world. This riveting film covers the planet’s sixth and currently ongoing mass extinction, named the Anthropocene Extinction, which is largely the result of mankind. Psihoyos details what many scientists and experts believe are the causes behind this vast dying off of the world’s species – the international wildlife trade and the fossil fuel industry. His goal is to unveil the horrific events damaging our planet’s health and wildlife, but boiled down to digestible bites to promote education and action. Psihoyos won an Oscar for his 2009 film, “The Cove,” a featurelength documentary that goes undercover to expose the yearly killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. In order to document the dolphin hunt, they employed tactics and technology never before used in a documentary. The film sparked worldwide reaction, but most importantly, Taiji’s annual cull of 23,000 dolphins is believed to have dropped to 6,000. This was the first film for Psihoyos’ Oceanic Preservation Society, which he cofounded in 2005. In their second film, “Racing Extinction,” special focus is brought to marine life again but on a wider scale, exposing China’s shark fin and Manta ray gill trade as well as the greater threat of oceanic acidification, the evil twin

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of climate change, contributed to by the burning of fossil fuels. In order to uncover the truth behind the wildlife trade, he and his team go undercover in life-threatening situations, using covert-operations and false identities to infiltrate an enormous Chinese seafood wholesaler and to bust a Los Angeles restaurant for illegally selling whale meat. In a more hopeful scene, we are shown how change can happen, when a small Indonesian village is taught how to capitalize on a more lucrative tourism-driven economy, as opposed to the devastating hunting of Manta ray to supply China’s appetite for animal parts that are falsely believed to have medicinal benefits. In addition to the wildlife trade, manmade global warming from greenhouse gas emissions is contributing to a breakdown in the natural systems that support all life. “Racing Extinction” features interviews with prominent scientists like Dr. Stuart Pimm, a conservation ecologist at Duke University, warning us that half of all species will be extinct within 100 years if humanity does not change its ways. Wildlife simply cannot adapt to unprecedented changes in not only temperature, but weather, ocean chemistry and atmospheric composition. To illustrate the enormity of this problem, the team drives through Los Angeles with a specially-designed high-definition FLIR camera making carbon dioxide and methane emissions visible to the general public for the first time. “Racing Extinction” is full of cloak-and-dagger eco-activist operations, stunning visuals from iconic photographer Joel Sartore, and features a one-of-its-kind Tesla driven by racecar driver Leilani Münter. Sartore, a National Geographic photographer, has captured on film 5,500 of the world’s most endangered species in captivity for his Photo Ark (joelsartore.com). You can see nearly 5,000 of these species at

Right: The Empire State Building was illuminated for three hours with video and photos of the world’s endangered species in a collaborative effort of the Oceanic Preservation Society and the filmmakers of “Racing Extinction.” Below: “Racing Extinction” team member Shawn Heinrichs stands above thousands of drying shark fins after infiltrating a Chinese seafood wholesaler market. Photos courtesy Oceanic Preservation Society

the Photo Ark Exhibit at the National Geographic Museum (nationalgeographic.com). Combining this incredible group of highly-skilled people with an action-packed approach, Psihoyos seeks to break barriers in the documentary genre and reach new audiences. Interviewed by Ecowatch’s Stefanie Spear, Psihoyos describes “with a film you can have a chance to change somebody’s heart and that’s what we want to do. The science shows that you don’t change behavior by getting people to think differently, you change people’s behavior by getting them to feel differently. That’s what we’re doing with this film, first we break people down, get people to have a little bit more compassion for other species and then build it up from there so they internalize that hey I’m responsible for this.” Louie Psihoyos’ passion is palpable, and it’s impossible to not be infected with it in his presence. He photographed for National Geographic for 17 years, sending him around the world dozens of times. During his tenure there, he produced a number of cover stories about mass extinctions throughout the ages.

Leading up to the premiere, Psihoyos and his team engaged in an educational campaign to bring awareness by projecting images of critically endangered species onto public buildings including the Empire State Building, UN Headquarters and the Vatican. Featured in this campaign, is Toughie, a Rabbs fringe-limbed tree frog, who is sadly believed to be the last of his kind. Toughie actually lives at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in a special containment area called the “frogPOD.” By sharing pictures of Toughie and other endangered animals he hopes to lift the curtain and show people how dire the situation has become for many of the earth’s creatures. Combined with this educational effort is his #StartWith1Thing social media campaign. I love this approach because I’m often asked the very question which #StartWith1Thing is trying to answer – “The problem is so big, what can I possibly do?” Change starts with each one of us where we live, and big change happens with the accumulation of many small actions. Many people who grew up with the Captain Planet cartoons have told me that’s where they learned to take responsible actions to make our communities better like recycling, conserving energy and water, restoring endangered species habitats, and using less harmful chemicals. Instilling intentional mindfulness is key to becoming a steward of the environment, because it’s not enough to just be concerned, you have to do something. RacingExtinction.com offers clear and easy resources on where to start with your one thing, and there’s something for everyone. You can learn how to find green power in your state, download the Seafood Watch app to make smarter choices or learn how to protect endangered species. Don’t worry if you missed “Racing Extinction” in theaters or the world premiere on Discovery, there are still plenty of ways to watch this must-see film. It’s available on DVD, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, local screenings, or you can sign up to host a House Viewing Party. Just go to RacingExtinction. com for links and information on how to watch. Southern Seasons Magazine


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Under the creative direction of Meryem Birsöz, MOSHIQA has unleashed a luxe line of fourlegged finery, including (above) the Joy pink bathrobe ($40), Lara couture jumpsuit ($85), Mosh Mosh cat & dog bowl ($95), Lillo collar ($80), BonBon leash with bracelet ($155) and Bisou leash ($125). Leather travel bags and pet passports are also available. moshiqa.com.

Embracing the Wild in Your Dog by awardwinning animal behaviorist Bryan Bailey delves into the inner workings of the canine mind. With the belief that today’s dog is still a wolf at heart, he discusses how the accompanying instincts borne from such ancestry define the dog’s approach to its world. By understanding the tools that nature gives animals to survive and coexist in the wild as well as in a home, pet owners can tap into their dogs’ natural impulses to achieve harmony and obedience.



Catify to Satisfy by Jackson Galaxy of Animal Planet and Kate Benjamin offers creative solutions to help cat lovers “catify” their homes in fabulous and functional new ways. That includes clever DIY ideas for shelving, litter box structures and play areas, with tons of tips and tricks. Peek at some inspirational spaces, from Peter Cohen’s cat paradise in California to the cat adoption center at Colorado’s Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and learn how to make a home for furry felines a truly happy one.

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Bathe & Save Bath time just got better thanks to Lucy Pet Products. Not only does the scentsational line of shampoos and conditioning sprays offer a great way to groom dogs, it also helps save lives through the nonprofit Lucy Pet Foundation, whose mission is to reduce U.S. pet overpopulation and prevent euthanasia of over 80,000 dogs and cats per week. Founded by Joey Herrick, former owner of Natural Balance Pet Foods, the company was inspired by two rescue dogs – “Lucy,” a pregnant Chihuahua mix found on the streets, and “Surfin’ Jack,” a Golden Retriever/ Saluki mix adopted from the East Valley Animal Shelter in Los Angeles. “Supporting animal welfare is at the heart of what we do,” Herrick said. “We’re committed and proud to be a sustainable, ethical company with a cause to help animals in local communities around the country.” The grooming products, including moisturizing coconut, soothing apple oatmeal and calming lavender, are made with natural ingredients that address common issues, such as dry skin, allergies, anxiety and dull coats. lucypetproducts.com.

Soft Surroundings offers the perfect perch for regal pups of all lineages, including the Louis XV-inspired Floral Swag dog bed (above), with rustic pine plank construction in an antique walnut finish, hand-carved rose swags and a tufted linen cushion; and the Coco Chaise dog bed (below), a swoon-worthy fainting couch with carved mango wood frame, scrolled back and plush upholstery in driftwood/cream. $498.95-$648.95. softsurroundings.com.

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Ready for the Roaring

Twenties As the 2020’s approaches, Tony Conway’s “Flourish” is ready to host the city’s ultimate galas


he premier of Buckhead’s newest and most spectacular event venue dazzled the patrons of The Legendary Party with vibrant decor, atmosphere and dramatic impact this past November. Flourish is the brainstorm of Tony Conway whose remarkable vision was realized on this magical night – a fundraiser for The Shepherd Spinal Center, one of the world’s leading medical facilities in the

treatment of spinal rejuvenation and traumatic brain injuries under the passionate leadership of Atlanta’s revered Shepherd family. The evening was amazing and flawless as guests were awed by their beautiful surroundings. Conway, known for his legendary events, expressed his pleasure in having created a world-class destination to host the city’s leading philanthropic events from grand galas to a vast array of celebrations for the decades to come!



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“Flourish provides every amenity conceivable for the spectrum of events (both philanthropic to corporate) comfortably hosting up to 650 guests in a luxurious atmosphere which is befitting our international city.” – Tony Conway



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An exclusive home forged into the mountains where old world charm meets the Blue Ridge Mountains... Simply an experience unlike any other.

Located in the majestic Nantahala National Forest, this nearly 10,000-square-foot private vacation resort provides seven private bedrooms, including four magnificent master suites. Six separate living areas provide the opportunity to gather and seek solitude. Culinary, concierge and transportation services are available upon request. Accommodations for up to 16 guests; choice of three-night minimum or weekly rates.

Call early for reservations for the 2016 season Dates available in April, May, June and August (July is sold out)

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Mention Southern Seasons Magazine for a complimentary night added to your stay. inquire, contact Luke at sales@forgelakelodge.com or call (828) 361-6941.  To www.southernSeasons.net

Clean-up BY Angela Carlos

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Roasted Chickpeas

so many of our favorite fruits and vegetables come into season, like strawberries, apricots, artichokes, rhubarb and garden peas. From there, the snacking options are endless. So instead of relying on unhealthy snacks like processed chips, take advantage of what nature gives us. Rather than learning the rules and restrictions of the latest fad diet or obsessing over the most recent miraculous “superfood,” choose moderation and common sense. What you make in your kitchen won’t always save you time, but it will take you one step closer to living a healthier lifestyle. After all, there are no shortcuts when it comes to cleaning up your diet – trust me, I think I’ve tried them all.

Healthy snacks only take a few extra minutes to prepare, but the benefits will leave a lasting impression on your lifestyle.

Turn chickpeas into a pop-able, healthy, crunchy snack by roasting them. To make them, preheat your oven to 450º F. Pour a quarter cup of olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet, and place in the oven for about three minutes or until hot. Then, combine two cans of rinsed and dried chickpeas with a teaspoon cayenne pepper, a teaspoon of paprika, half a tablespoon of ground cumin, and a teaspoon of coarse sea salt. Spread the chickpeas onto the hot baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp. Transfer the chickpeas from the oil with slotted spoon and allow them to drain on paper towels.

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don’t want to tell you what not to eat. In fact, I have no authority to do so. As a fellow struggler constantly trying to reach that “goal weight” by summer, I get why diets don’t work, and why buzzwords and phrases like probiotic, clean eating, all-natural and superfood feel empty or confusing. This spring take control of your food choices by applying the principles of spring-cleaning not just to your closet, but also to your grocery cart. It’s the perfect time to make the leap from unhealthy snacking to a balanced diet. With the store shelves chock-full of colorful, fresh produce, the transition from cellophane-wrapped snack to fresh fruit is that much easier. As spring hits its stride,

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Sweet Fruit Salad Make a sweet fruit salad using in-season kiwi, strawberries and apricots. Then mix together half a cup of low-fat sour cream with a tablespoon each of coconut oil and lime juice. This whipped cream stand-in is using everyone’s newest favorite oil (“superfood”); it’s high in saturated fat, but contains health-promoting phenolic compounds.

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Three Decades of Real Estate Excellence

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Wes Vawter and the Vawter Group celebrate $1.575 billion record in sales over 30 years and offer a Promenade of Landmark Homes

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Left: The Vawter Group’s Robert Bairstow and founder Wes Vawter celebrate a recent sale. Far left (from top): Vawter’s repertoire of sold residences include Knollwood, the historic English Georgian style estate on Woodhaven Road, and this regal Georgian house in Tuxedo Park. Both were designed by Atlanta’s famed architect Philip Trammell Shutze.

Wes Vawter and his hand-picked team of experienced real estate professionals, the Vawter Group, mark their 30th anniversary of real estate leadership, building upon an unsurpassed record of $1.575 billion in sales. “Wes is the consummate Realtor known for flawless service to his clients, a true Southern gentleman, a mentor to other agents and one of Atlanta’s most respected cultural and community volunteer leaders,” praised Jenny Pruitt, chairman and CEO of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, where Vawter was a founding partner before establishing his own brand. A Gold Phoenix Award recipient denoting 30 years membership in the Atlanta Board of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club, Vawter specializes in the luxury market. His impressive repertoire of sold residences include mansions by Philip Trammell Shutze and Neel Reid lining Atlanta’s most prestigious streets.

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An incomparable lifetime collection of historic art and artifacts appoint this breathtaking residence, artfully nestled in 18 acres of exceptionally manicured rolling vistas known as Chestnut Hall Estate. Offered for sale at $48,000,000. Southern Seasons Magazine


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Left: Among the estate’s priceless collection of statuary is a pair of carved 18th century Flemish limestone putti sitting astride roaring lions and a pair of 19th century French carved limestone finials.

resented by Marc Castillo, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Previews Property Specialist, Chestnut Hall is a vast estate set on over 18.6 breathtaking acres straddling Atlanta’s most coveted Buckhead and Sandy Springs neighborhoods. The $48 million offering price includes exquisite furnishings, museum quality art and artifacts which are accompanied by extensive documents of provenance. This is Atlanta’s most expensive residential offering in history and, according to Forbes Magazine, is in the nation’s most affluent 30327 zip code. The property features a 17,776-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms, eight full baths and three half-baths, in addition to a four-bedroom/three-bath estate manager home and a one-bedroom pool house. 50


“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a true masterpiece. The property and the mansion are magnificent, unlike anything else in the world. It’s perfect for entertaining, but also perfect for families with children who are accustomed to enjoying a luxurious family lifestyle,” said Castillo, who is the top-ranked Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales associate in Atlanta. Timeless beauty permeates the home, including an entry gallery 19th century French Neoclassical Baccarat crystal chandelier which hangs from the intricately carved 16foot plaster ceiling. In fact, this is just one of sixteen such chandeliers that brilliantly light the home’s interior. The unsurpassed English manor home of brick and limestone features the finest in European craftsmanship. Its many luxurious appointments include plastered walls, walls

A bronze sculpture of a perched eagle, signed and dated by the artist Juan Passani, circa 1941, sits on a limestone gate. Vyktoria Photos

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The 17,000-gallon saline pool and pool house are an oasis of serenity.

upholstered in silk, velvet and linen, and floors of walnut, onyx, marble and granite. Designer details include Sherle Wagner hand-painted sinks, an amazing hand-crafted onyx master bath tub, with 18K gold-plated tub filler by Herbeau, and exceptional appointments throughout including 24K gold Swarovski crystal hardware designed by Edgar Berebi in the massive his and hers custom closets. A 2,400-square-foot master suite includes a bedroom and sitting room with floor-to-ceiling windows and electric shades, overlooking the manicured rear lawn, and offering a vista of Kennesaw Mountain. The expansive bathroom also features carved glass interior doors, custom-designed water jet marble floors, separate steam showers and separate vanity TVs providing an opulent yet comfortable living area. Additional spaces include a regal library with a late 19th/ early 20th century French gilt bronze and crystal Baccarat basket chandelier hanging from the library’s 17-foot ceiling, 52


a 1,700-square-foot fitness center on the lower level with top-end equipment, luxurious spa, children’s playroom and outdoor playground. An utterly charming guest/pool house overlooks the large inviting saline swimming pool providing yet another lavish amenity. A series of state-of-the-art integrated control systems provide easy automation of the vast estate, including lighting, security and irrigation from the property’s two wells. “In my real estate career, I have stepped foot inside some of the world’s finest homes. Chestnut Hall is truly unique and unlike any other estate I have seen,” said Bruce Zipf, president and chief executive officer of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate company of which Coldwell Banker is a subsidiary. For more information on Chestnut Hall, visit ChestnutHallEstate.com.

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A circa 1920 American hand-wrought iron arch adorns the entrance to the garden room.

Rare and valuable European statuary appoints the estate including this pair of 19th century jardinières from the Gardens of Versailles, Paris.

Natural and artistic beauty combine seamlessly throughout the estate, offering breathtaking views from every inch of the property. Southern Seasons Magazine


Step into the graceful dining hall through early 19th century English Monastery doors featuring original decorative scroll fittings. Guests sit beneath a pair of Irish Waterford Crystal chandeliers which were salvaged and restored from a magnificent Civil War home burned by Sherman’s army. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide breathtaking views of the rear lawn and terrace.

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The stunning stairway leading to the upper art gallery and master suite features a custom wrought iron banister and mahogany handrail.


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Late 19th century Parisian doors open to a spectacular foyer and art gallery accented with a magnificent carved plaster ceiling and columns. The far end of the gallery opens to a 2,500-square-foot Jerusalem limestone terrace, featuring sweeping views of the stately grounds. Southern Seasons Magazine


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Bridal couture designer Anne Barge with Tony Conway of Legendary Events and honored guest Sylvia Weinstock, international wedding cake designer.

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esigner Anne Barge unveiled her Fall 2016 bridal collection to the delight of nearly 300 guests with a formal runway show at Flourish. The event, hosted by Tony Conway, also debuted Barge’s drop-dead gorgeous eveningwear styles and featured guest speakers Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, and



legendary cake baker Sylvia Weinstock. The models wore fine jewelry by Cartier, an event partner. Students from the Savannah College of Art and Design teamed up with Willett Photography to shoot the runway, work backstage with the design team, and assist Suzanne Reinhard Events at the front of the house. The launch of Anne Barge Eveningwear is part of the brand growth initiative by company owner and president, Shawne Jacobs.

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Brides can channel their inner goddess in a fantasy gown from the fall 2016 collection of Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad. His signature overskirts and illusion lace set the stage for a fairy tale come true. Ethereal cascades of tulle, divinely sculpted embroidery and sheer silhouettes assure a dramatic entrance.

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elly Jane Quinn and Michael Jude Magnotta were united in marriage April 25, 2015, at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Roswell. The traditional Catholic ceremony was officiated by Deacon Scott Sparks, with 200 guests in attendance. The bride walked down the aisle in a stunning ivory ball gown and veil with silver and gold antique embroidery by Eve of Milady. A glamorous reception followed at the home of the bride’s parents, Anthony and Gillian Quinn. “It was a sophisticated, elegant affair, almost Gatsby-like in décor,” said Kelly, singing the praises of Tony Brewer and Janet Dockery of Tony Brewer and Company, who orchestrated the big day. “It was best summed up by one of our guests who said, ‘Hollywood has come to Atlanta.’” Menu highlights from the formal seated dinner, by Soiree Catering & Events, included filet of beef tenderloin, North Georgia trout and fresh Maine lobster salad. The five-tiered French vanilla cake, regally designed by Frosted Pumpkin, took center stage beneath a white-columned canopy. The band Emerald Empire provided entertainment for guests, who also enjoyed a dessert table and late-night mini burgers and fries. 70


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With the help of Paul and Donna Grady of Dewitt Smith Video productions, Kelly’s parents turned the traditional father-of-the-bride speech into an unforgettable video montage that played on several large-screen TVs. “There were family pictures, a few embarrassing stories and a signature rap by my mom. Everyone laughed and cried,” Kelly said. “It really captured their love and it’s a keepsake that we will treasure.” Kelly earned her BBA from the University of Mississippi. She is a Senior Registered Associate at Morgan Stanley. Michael is the son of James and Barbara Magnotta. A graduate of Virginia Tech, where he received a BBA, he is a managing director at AmericasMart. The couple met 12 years ago in Las Vegas, where they were dealt a most lucky hand. “We ran into some mutual friends from Atlanta who introduced us,” Kelly said. “When Michael first saw me, he said to his buddies, ‘I’m going to marry that girl.’” Michael’s good pal Bert Weiss, radio host of “The Bert Show,” was one of the witnesses of that magical meeting. The Monday following their wedding, he congratulated them with a special segment titled “Is Love At First Sight a Real Thing.” The newlyweds enjoyed a honeymoon to Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos. They reside in Brookhaven. Southern Seasons Magazine




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Parties for a


ATLANTA HEART BALL March 5 Celebrating the

Aurora Gala Evening

March 4 6:30 PM. The Aurora

Theatre celebrates 20 years of artistic excellence. The evening includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, silent auction and cash bar. For reservations, visit auroratheatre.com or call


“DARE TO DREAM” GALA March 5 6 PM-midnight. 28th

Winter Blues

March 4 6:30-9:30 PM. 4th annual Manna Fund benefit at Monday Night Brewing complete with a BBQ contest, Elvis and a live blues band.


lifesaving work of the American Heart Association, this unforgettable evening of hope and entertainment at The St. Regis Atlanta features cocktails, a silent auction and a black-tie dinner. For more information, visit heart.org.

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



cocktails. Tickets and raffle items available at livethrive.org.

to benefit SafePath Children’s Advocacy will be held at Cobb Galleria Centre with the theme, “When You Wish Upon A Star.” Rachael and Robert Brunelle, co-chairs. For more information, visit safepath.org.


March 5 15th annual event

A CHaRM’ing Evening

March 10 6:30-10 PM. The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials, CHaRM, presents its inaugural fundraiser at Piedmont Park’s historic Greystone bathhouse. The evening includes entertainment, fare from a top Atlanta restaurant and

March 11 7-10:30 PM. Popular kick-off party for the 19th annual Junior League of Atlanta’s Tour of Kitchens (March 19-20) at Pirch. jlatlanta.org.

CIRCLE FOR CHILDREN bow ties & cocktails

March 12 6 PM. The Circle For Children’s annual fundraiser will feature a cocktail dinner party and silent auction at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Proceeds benefit the Center for Children and Young Adults. circle4children.org.

preservation gala: meadow in the moonlight on the grounds of the historic Allen Estate – March 19


Bronson Smith, Honorary Chair Dean DuBose Smith, President/CEO Mark C. McDonald, and Event Chairs Blain and Ivan Allen IV. 


Tom Abrams of Neiman Marcus, Chair Georgia Schley Ritchie, Members Guild President Lisa Fuller, and DeAnn Golden of sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ga. Properties pose with a lace dress from the AHC collection once worn by Emily Inman, original owner of Swan House.

Pink Affair Gala

March 12 7 PM. The 15th annual gala, benefiting the nonprofit TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, will take place at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North. The event will include live and silent auctions, tasty food and drinks. Emcee and auctioneer for the evening is Dean Crownover. Contact Kathy Smith at ksmith@

myturningpoint.org. 770/3609271. myturningpoint.org


March 12 7 PM-midnight. 8th annual fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with live music, food and drinks, live and silent auctions at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park.



March 15 Celebrating its 26th year, the Members Guild of the Atlanta History Center will celebrate fashion history and the High Museum exhibition, “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion,” with a special presentation by High Museum Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Sarah Schleuning, and fashion modeling provided by Neiman Marcus. Georgia Schley Ritchie, chair. Contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at KHoogerwerf@ atlantahistorycenter.com

or 404/814-4102.

atlantahistorycenter.com/ membersguildluncheon.


March 17 6-9 PM. This 10th anniversary celebration features a cocktail reception, awards and fashion presentation and postshow, in partnership with Neiman Marcus. Distinguished student fashion designers of African descent will be recognized as Emerging Talent honorees. Funds raised support NBAF’s operations, art, education and public programs. Arnika and Stephen Dawkins, co-chairs. nbaf.org.

Raising of the Green

March 17 6-10 PM. ART Station,

AHC members guild spring luncheon at the Atlanta History Center March 15

in Historic Stone Mountain Village, will hold its 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring silent and live auctions, “A Taste of Stone Mountain,” music and complimentary green beer. Tickets $25 at the door, $20 in advance. For tickets, call 770/469-1105 or


an artistic affair to remember March 19 The SCA Guild

presents this benefit for the Spruill Center for the Arts at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Guests can enjoy a memorable evening of dining, dancing and entertainment, plus an auction. spruillguild@gmail.com.


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March 19 Cumberland Academy of Georgia’s 8th annual benefit includes cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and

silent and live auctions. Visit cumberlandacademy.org or call

404/873-5811 ext. 203.

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March 19 Annual scholarship fundraiser for the Cottage School. cottageschool.org.


March 19 7 PM. Gather at dusk and watch the moon rise over acres of lush fields and mature trees in the heart of one of Atlanta’s loveliest neighborhoods. Enjoy an array of tempting tastes and cocktails while dancing the night away under the twinkling stars. Dean DuBose Smith, honorary chair. Blain and Ivan Allen IV, chairs. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. 404/885-7812.

specialevents@georgiatrust.org. georgiatrust.org.

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PARTIES FOR A CAUSE Shaken, Not Stirred Gala

Wings of Mercy Ball, A Mad Hatter’s Affair


Visitors. gciv.org/programs/icb/.

Hospital Cancer Institute to benefit the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance, this 6th annual gala features an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, casino games, tributes and live and silent auctions at the Delta Flight Museum. 404/255-1337.

black-tie benefit for Wings for Mercy Care and Mercy Care Foundation features a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, music and dancing at The St. Regis Atlanta.

greatest food and wine party at the High Museum of Art’s largest fundraising event, with exclusive auction items including food and wine trips and experiences. atlanta-


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March 19 7:30-11:30 PM. Emerging Leaders for CHOA will host this 3rd annual party at the United Distributors Warehouse, with live music, a silent auction featuring exclusive experiences and more. Benefits the Center for the Robotics and Advanced Technology at Scottish Rite. choa.org.


March 19 Grady Health Foundation celebrates its annual fundraising campaign at the Georgia Aquarium with a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony honoring Atlanta’s healthcare heroes. Co-chairs: Patrice and Ernest Greer and Carol and Ramon Tome’. gradyhealthfoundation.org.

March 19 6:30 PM. This elegant

mercyatlanta.org. 678/843-5711.

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(Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates) will honor Stephanie Blank at this annual event held at Mason Fine Art, featuring a seated luncheon, raffle and fashion show.

Disco Party for the Planet

March 30 11 AM. Georgia CASA

404/874-2888. gacasa.org.


March 30 6:30 PM. Celebrating

UNICEF’s lifesaving work, this 2nd annual benefit features a seated dinner, live auction and presentation on UNICEF’s programs that put children first. Ted Turner will be honored with the Global Philanthropist Award. Rebecca and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, honorary chairs. unicefusa.org/


seated: Lauren Genkinger, president and founder, AGA; Mark and Debby Pirrung, Honorary Chairs. standing: Tony Conway, Legendary Events; and Kaedy Kiely, 97.1 The River, emcee.

April 1 8 PM. Guests can mingle with celebrities and civic leaders, enjoy live musical entertainment, bid on stellar silent auction items featuring one-of-a-kind trips and eco-luxury experiences at this Captain Planet Foundation fundraiser at The Tabernacle.

captainplanetfoundation. org/2016atlantaevent.


April 2 Members of the Georgia Diplomatic Corps will be honored at an elegant black-tie dinner dance at the Four Seasons Atlanta. The ball will be hosted by the Georgia Council for International

golden gala at Flourish April 16


April 9 Annual benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art. 404/367-8700. mocaga.org.


April 14 6 PM. EDIN, the Eating Disorders Information Network, presents this 6th annual benefit at Buckhead Theatre, with a cocktail reception and enthralling dance competition. Michele Caplinger, Cynthia Good and Meg Reggie, and artistic director Bubba Carr, co-chairs. myedin.org/cdc.

The Big Bash

April 15 6:30 PM. Join Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for The Big Bash at the Foundry at Puritan Mill. The New Orleans-themed evening features a cocktail party, seated dinner, live jazz, silent auction and the culinary expertise of Endive. Benefits Marcus Autism Center. choa.org.

Amuse’um 2016

April 16 7 PM. This signature fundraiser for Children’s Museum of Atlanta celebrates the power of play. Guests can eat, drink, dance, and enjoy all the museum has to offer. Proceeds support the museum’s outreach programs. childrensmuseumatlanta.org. 404/659-KIDS [5437].


April 16 The Atlanta International School community will join together to celebrate an “Emerald Gala” at the school’s historic Buckhead location. The evening promises a unique experience with a seated dinner, dancing, entertainment and exciting live and silent auctions. aischool.org. 404/841-3869.

Golden Gala

April 16 7-10 PM. 8th annual Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) fundraiser at Flourish features an evening of exquisite food from Tony Conway’s Legendary Events, AGA’s signature Goldentinis, and a live and silent auction. A few rescued golden retrievers will also be mingling with the crowd. Mark and Debby Pirrung, honorary chairs. gala@adoptagoldenatlanta.com.


April 16 The Atlanta History Center’s 31st annual ball will honor Mary Ann and Lloyd Whitaker and their philanthropic leadership of the Atlanta Cyclorama project. The event will take place on the grounds of Swan House. For information, contact Katherine



Honorary Chairs Mary Ann and Lloyd Whitaker.

Swan House Ball on the lawn of the Swan House – April 16 PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM FITTS

Atlantic Trust Chairman CEO Jack Markwalter with wife Juanita.

BALL CHairs Spring Asher and Victoria Palefsky with Atlanta History Center President/CEO Sheffield Hale.

The Atlanta History Center’s 31st annual gala honors Mary Ann and Lloyd Whitaker and their philanthropic leadership of the Atlanta Cyclorama project. The event is presented by Atlantic Trust, with additional sponsorship by The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Enterprises and Delta Air Lines. Tent Sponsor is Peachtree Tents & Events.

Patron co-chair Lovette Russell. Patron co-chairs Michael Russell and Blain & Ivan Allen IV not pictured.

Host Committee cochairs Karen and Richard Parker with Auction chair Joyce Shlesinger. Host Committee co-chairs Eileen & Bo DuBose not pictured.

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PARTIES FOR A CAUSE AtlantaHistoryCenter. com or 404/814-4102. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/ SwanHouseBall.


place on the rooftop of Ponce City Market. Guests can enjoy a sustainable, Georgia-based menu, a live performance by Yacht Rock Schooner, and the opportunity to meet community environmental leaders. nature.org/GAearthday or

April 17 12:30-3 PM. This elegant inaugural fundraiser for the Atlanta Humane Society will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. For information, contact Joy Schweiger at 404/974-2857.


Peachtree Christian Hospice Gala and Awards Dinner


April 21 6:30 PM. 14th annual benefit at the historic Atlanta Athletic Club begins with a reception followed by dinner and the presentation of the Scott Hudgens “Good and Faithful Servant” award. 770/232-7727.



April 22 7:30 PM. Join Ahimsa House to celebrate 12 years of helping people and pets who are victims of domestic violence. Themed “Joining Hands & Paws,” the evening features silent and live auctions, a raffle, music and dinner at The Venetian Room at 50 Hurt Plaza. ahimsahouse.org.

The Nature Conservancy Earth Day Fundraiser April 22 7-11 PM. One of Atlanta’s

premier springtime benefits, this year’s event is themed “On Top of the World” and will take

dancing stars of atlanta at the Cobb Galleria Centre – April 30

GA. TRUST SPRING RAMBLE April 22-24 Tour Marietta’s most intriguing historic homes and buildings. georgiatrust.org.

April 23 Annual top competitive race in the country will be held at Kingston Downs near Rome. The beneficiary is Bert’s Big Adventure. Gates open at 9 AM. 404/237-

kim link

Hoogerwerf at KHoogerwerf@

7436. atlantasteeplechase.org.


April 24 2 PM. Mother-daughter event at Neiman Marcus includes a seated tea, children’s fashion show by Neiman Marcus and special prizes. Little girls will be treated like a celebrity with hairstylists, makeup artists and more. Benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Contact Ashley Dollar at 404/785-7316 or



April 25 10 AM. The American Cancer Society Auxiliary will host its 25th annual fashion show at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, with the theme “Elegant Reflections.” The event includes a luncheon, fashion show, door prizes and live and silent auctions. hopefashionshow.org.

Larrica Hubbard of the Alzheimer’s Association Ga. Chapter, with Jan Collins, Chair of Dancing Stars of Atlanta, past star dancer Dr. Jim Hinkle and star volunteer dancer Buttercup Davis.


April 28 6:30-10 PM. Celebrating 28 years, this elegant evening of flavorful cuisine and delicious wines features chefs from more than 50 of Atlanta’s top restaurants at the Georgia Aquarium. Event chairs Pano Karatassos and George McKerrow. 770/436-5151.



April 29 7-10 PM. 12th 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. M. Alexis Scott and Jim Morgens, co-chairs. Louise Sams, honorary chair. 404/7333303. high.org.

Cars & ‘Q for the Cause

April 30 4-7 PM. Join Choate Construction for this 7th annual event featuring stellar cars, super BBQ, and sweet music, to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Guests can browse over 100 classic, muscle, and exotic cars and bikes while enjoying cocktails, dinner, live music and an auction. 8200 Roberts Drive, Atlanta. carsnq.passioncff.org or call 404/325-6973.

cars & ‘Q for the cause 8200 Roberts Drive – April 30

Choate President Millard Choate with daughter Emily Bridges, Cars & ‘Q event chair, and honorary chair and CF patient Adalyn Williams. 82



April 30 5:30 PM. 7th annual benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Thirteen local celebrity dancers are paired

with thirteen professional dancers, all raising funds by gaining votes. The dancers then compete in a one-night gala dance competition. Jan Collins, chair. alz.org/georgia/.



April 30 7 PM. Quality Care for Children presents its 10th annual Latin-themed celebration at the Nelson Mullins Rooftop Terrace. The event includes a high-end silent auction and the popular Wall of Wine. Proceeds benefits the Summer Food Service program. Tickets can be purchased at bit. ly/2016-El-Dia. 404/479-4200. QualityCareforChildren.org.


April 30 6:30 PM. The 28th annual premier gala 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. The evening includes an exciting auction, delectable cuisine, poignant speakers and lively entertainment. Karla Worley, chair. padv.org.


April 30 Tanner Medical Foundation presents the 26th annual ball, “An Evening in Old Havana.” This colorful yet frozen-in-time city will serve as the backdrop for one of west Georgia’s most highly anticipated events to be held at the Richards Family Estate in Carrollton. The black-tie gala will feature dinner, dancing and an auction. Proceeds will support an integrated spine navigation system.


The 2016 Magnolia Ball Executive Committee: (seated) Decorations Vice-Chair Corbett Lane; Co-Chair Erica Greene; Sponsorship Vice-Chair Jim Gill; Co-Chair Kristen Gill; Auction Vice-Chair Ellen McBrayer; (standing) Decorations ViceChair Jana Seeman and Auction Vice-Chair Colleen McKinney.

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at the Richards Family Estate – April 30 WINE AND ROSES GALA


evening at the Atlanta Athletic Club begins with a champagne reception, followed by a seated dinner with wine pairings, an incredible live and silent auction, and fun entertainment with live music and dancing until midnight. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Michael and Allison DeKoning, co-chairs. cff.org/

transforms into a sultry soiree for its annual black-tie benefit, featuring a sunset stroll through the grounds with festive fare and cocktails, a seated dinner and dancing under a lavishly-appointed pavilion, designed by Tony Brewer & Company, and a spectacular silent auction. Contact Amy Walton at 404/624-5826 or visit zooatlanta.



April 30 6:30 PM. This elegant


May 7 6:30 PM. Zoo Atlanta


May 7 2-8 PM. The Shepherd


May 7 6:30 PM. 8th annual star-studded fundraiser for Atlanta’s own Tony® Awardwinning Alliance Theatre at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, features a fabulous auction, dinner and cocktails and great entertainment. Dean and Bronson Smith, chairs. Dan Reardon, Howard Feinsand and Steve Chaddick, honorees. For more information, contact

atonyevening@woodruffcenter. org or 404/733-5186. alliancetheatre.org.

Center Junior Committee’s big bash features a live broadcast of the running of the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs, as well as music, food and silent and live auctions at Chastain Horse Park. Proceeds benefit the center’s Therapeutic Recreation Program. 404/350-7778. derbyday.com.


May 7 5 PM. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at Iron Horse Farm in Milton, with a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, a wine pull, games, dancing, food and beverages. Live and silent auctions

offer everything from wine and restaurant gifts to exotic vacations. Benefits the Child Development Association. cdakids.org.


May 7 6 PM. The 20th annual gala of the Georgia Chapter of JDRF features a cocktail party and extensive silent auction, seated dinner and live auction at the InterContinental Buckhead. Barbara and Byron Williams, and Tracy and Jim Winchester, co-chairs. 404/420-5996.




Women of Style and Substance Fashion Show

May 9 11 AM. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta fundraiser presented by Saks Fifth Avenue and The St. Regis Atlanta will honor Michelle Edwards Crosland, Audra Dial, Tara Mays, Ashley Miller, Candy Moore, Bea Perez, Monica Pearson and Dottie Smith. For more information, contact Leisy Ruddock at leisy.ruddock@ choa.org. choa.org.

ROCKIN’ AT THE RIVER May 14 Celebrating the 40th

Nature Center, the evening features an exclusive VIP reception in the Discovery Center with music, food and drinks; a gourmet dinner in Kingfisher Hall with a live auction and short program; and dessert and dance music at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion. 770/992-2055.

Highlands, N.C. May 19-21 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 21 6 PM-Midnight. Benefit at Loews Atlanta Hotel features a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, dinner, live entertainment and dancing. This year’s theme “The Story of Us” invites guests to become a part of Kate’s Club through the healing power of storytelling. katesclub.org.

anniversary of the Chattahoochee



OntheHorizon lost oasis 2016: GLOW

at Fernbank Museum – June 11

an environmental education organization. 435 Oakview Road, Decatur. wyldecenter.org.


July 9 The premier event of the summer social season will be held at Flourish. The evening features a cocktail reception, entertainment, elegant dinner and silent auction.

404/730-6369. nbaf.org.


July 28 7-10 PM. This benefit for enAble of Georgia, held at the home of Tom and Michelle Davis, includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and an exiciting live auction.

Honorary Chairs Amanda and Jody Tucker.


august ART PARTY 2016

june cheers for children June 10 8 PM-midnight. This

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta cocktail benefit will take place at the W Atlanta Midtown. Guests can enjoy an open bar, catered hors d’oeuvers, a silent auction, raffle prizes and live music. choa.org.


June 11 This Grand Finale Gala at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta celebrates the culmination of a 10-week competition to raise funds for blood cancer research. The evening features a reception and dinner, as well as a live and silent auction. mwoy.org/ga. lexie.

jachowicz@lls.org. 404/720-7802

LOST OASIS 2016: Glow

June 11 8 PM-midnight. Join the Artemis Guild at Fernbank Museum for this 22nd annual event, inspired by the special exhibit, “Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence.”

The spectacular night to benefit children’s education features live music, hors d’oeuvres, an auction, prize drawing and the Lost Oasis Wine Wall. 404/929-6404.



June 11 Enjoy an elegant evening of cocktails, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing to the ever popular “Grapevine” at the Dunwoody Country Club. Proceeds fund the preservation of Bulloch Hall, the 1839 childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother. 770/992-1731.



June 11 The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will recognize the best of the region’s TV productions at the 42nd annual awards dinner at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, kicking off with a Champagne reception at 5 PM, followed by dinner at 6 PM and awards presentation at 7 PM. natassoutheast.tv.



June 23 6:30 PM. Five prominent business leaders will be honored by the Atlanta Father’s Day Council at this annual dinner at the the College Football Hall of Fame. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Contact Tiffany Kirkland at tkirkland@diabetes. org or 404/320-7100 ext. 3096.

Aug. 27 7 PM-midnight. This multi-media event offers a night of premiere art exhibitions, entertainment and food and drink at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. For sponsorship information, contact Veronica Kessenich at

vkessenich@thecontemporary.org or call 404/233-3843 x211.





The Battles in your Mind, this 4th annual black-tie benefit at the Cobb Galleria Centre supports families with children stricken with sickle cell anemia. The event features a full-course dinner, fashion show, entertainment and silent auction. 770/309-3655.

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

June 25 Presented by Winning


Beer Garden Silent Auction and Fundraiser June 25 5:30-8:30 PM. Enjoy

a casual evening outdoors at Oakhurst Garden with local brews, food and music at this popular fundraiser for the Wylde Center,

Sept. 10 Big Brothers Big


atlanta symphony ball Sept. 17 A special evening of

music and celebration in honor of the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its 72nd season. Guests can expect a new ball experience with music, a luxurious seated dinner and can’t-miss auction items.




The 2016

Beastly Feast:

A Night to Never Forget


he 2016 Beastly Feast, Elegant Elephants: A Night to Never Forget, presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund, will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 6:30 pm at Zoo Atlanta. The evening promises to be exotically elegant and wildly entertaining, starting with a stroll throughout the lush grounds, where guests can enjoy delicious delicacies and creative cocktails from local restaurants and caterers, including 13 Pies, Max Lager’s, The Palm, Rathbun’s, Sol Catering, and White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails with more to come. The Zoo’s wildlife residents will provide an exciting backdrop and up-close animal encounters will add to the fun. A seated dinner by Proof of the Pudding will be served in a pavilion transformed by Tony Brewer & Company, with dancing to live music by Loose Chain. A sensational silent auction will offer a treasure trove of items and experiences. This year’s theme focuses on the Zoo’s beloved elephants and the threat of extinction for the counterparts in the wild due to poaching for ivory and habitat destruction. Proceeds support Zoo Atlanta’s education and conservation programs. The 2016 Beastly Feast chair is Gigi Rouland and the executive committee members are décor chair Tony Brewer, hospitality co-chair Beth Kytle Chandler; patron chair Sandra Edwards, hospitality co-chair Matthew Simon and local Ford Motor Company representative Mark A. Street. Tickets 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 start at $450. For more details, visit www.zooatlanta.org/beastly_ feast or contact Amy Walton at 404/624-5836.

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Above: Beastly Feast chair Gigi Rouland is joined by Zoo Atlanta president and CEO Raymond King (left) and local Ford Motor Company representative Mark A. Street. Left: The Beastly Feast committee members: hospitality co-chair Beth Kytle Chandler; event chair Gigi Rouland; patron chair Sandra Edwards. Not pictured: décor chair Tony Brewer and hospitality cochair Matthew Simon. photography by jim fitts

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Legendary Party 2015 Presenting sponsors John and Elaine Carlos (seated) with co-chairs Cindy and Bill Fowler.

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n unprecedented $1.8 million was raised at Shepherd Center’s Legendary Party, held at Atlanta’s lavish event venue Flourish. Truly the “Party of This Century,” the annual ball was reminiscent of the famed 1966 Black-and-White Ball, hosted by Truman Capote at New York’s Plaza Hotel. Guests were greeted in the chandelier-lit courtyard with musicians playing Broadway melodies on a quartet of Baby Grand pianos, while statuesque showgirls dazzled in glittering gowns. Following cocktails in the reception hall, dinner was served in the breathtaking surrounds of the ballroom, with tables dramatically draped in black velvet and stunning arrangements of lush red roses. The four-course menu by executive chef Liz Cipro evoked 1960s classic dishes, from shrimp cocktail to filet mignon to Baked Alaska. The Seeit Choir opened the program with a moving rendition of The Lord’s Prayer, and the iconic Peter Duchin Orchestra entertained with popular hits from the past and present, keeping the crowd on their toes well past the stroke of midnight. Marking the Shepherd Center’s 40th anniversary as a nationally-acclaimed treatment center, the unforgettable evening was orchestrated by cochairs Cindy and Bill Fowler, their daughter Julie and her husband Bo Heiner, and Tony Conway of Legendary Events. Sponsors included Elaine & John Carlos, the Peter A. Dames family, Fidelity Bank Trust Services, The Home Depot Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. R. Randall Rollins, Cox Enterprises, Genuine Parts Company, Biogen Idec, the Ruth and Talmage Dobbs, Jr. Foundation through the support of Ruth Dobbs Anthony, Sarah & Jim Kennedy, Martha & Wilton Looney, Sandra & Larry Prince and the Fowler-Heiner families. Photography by Kim Link and Bill Rubin

Alana and Harold Shepherd.

James and Linda Shepherd and Matt Gilbert.

Loraine Williams and Jim Miller.

Co-chairs Bo and Julie Heiner.

Honorary chairs Larry and Sandra Prince.

Dr. Bill Torres, Marge Sawyer and Jack Sawyer.

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Mayor Kasim Reed and Sarah Elizabeth Reed.

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UNCF Regional Director Justine Boyd; honorary co-chair Shan Cooper, VP Lockheed Martin; and Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF president and CEO.

Above: Darrell Mays presents the Starfish award to Vicki Palmer, Queen of Starfish 2016. Below: nsoro scholarship recipients with checks for a $10,000 scholarship.

Co-founder of UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball Billye Aaron, honorary co-chair Jack Sawyer and Hank Aaron.

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nsoro’s Starfish Ball

Over $1.1 million was raised at the 32nd Annual United Negro College Fund Mayor’s Masked Ball, held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The glitzy holiday gala featured dinner and dancing, entertainment by R & B sensation Johnny Gill, and a parade of stars and dignitaries, with 1,500 guests in attendance. The benefit was hosted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and UNCF president/CEO Michael Lomax, and co-chaired by Shan Cooper of Lockheed Martin Aeronautical and Jack Sawyer of Wilmington Trust. Proceeds support students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Confetti canons and a king cake parade heralded the crowning of “King” Joel Katz and “Queen” Vicki Palmer at the 2016 Starfish Ball at The St Regis Atlanta. The signature fundraiser for the nsoro Foundation supports educational opportunities for youth in foster care. Among the luminaries in attendance were Ambassador Andrew Young, Dolvett Quince, Brenda Wood, Jerome Bettis, Steve Smith and Dikembe Mutombo. Founder Darrell Mays presented the Joel Katz Scholarship and Vicki Palmer Scholarship to two deserving foster students. Sponsors included Saks Fifth Avenue, Wilmington Trust, AT&T and Legendary Events.



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Richard & Karen Parker with ball chairs Jade & Jack Slover.

Crystal Ball honorees Drs. Stephanie & David Covall.

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“Southern Hospitality” was the theme of the 2015 Crystal Ball, describing the Arthritis Foundation’s kind and comforting support of children and adults with arthritis in the southern service area. Event planner Tony Brewer created an elegant evening of entertainment, formal dining, live music and dancing, and one of Atlanta’s most exclusive silent auctions. Longtime supporters Drs. David and Stephanie Covall were recognized as honorees.

Top row: Ashley Ashkouti, Kevin Esch, Dr. Bill Torres, Jack Sawyer, Elizabeth Allen and Albert Ashkouti. Seated: Diane Ashkouti and Marge Sawyer.

Meals on Wheels Atlanta

A Meal to Remember

Co-chairs Michele Crosland, Marsha Middleton and Louise Sams.

Meals On Wheels Atlanta raised more than $610,000 at A Meal to Remember at The St. Regis Atlanta. The black-tie benefit featured a gourmet meal by French chefs flown in for the occasion, as well as fabulous live and silent auctions. Legendary Events created the dramatic room design. Co-chaired by Michelle Crosland, Marsha Middleton and Louise Sams, the gala honored Cox Enterprises and its president/CEO John Dyer for their ongoing support in ending senior hunger. Funds raised will provide more than 100,000 meals to Atlanta seniors in need in 2016. Southern Seasons Magazine



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

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Left: Jenny Pruitt with Glyn Weakley Teague. Below: Jerry Bonner, Brenda Potter, Barbara Westbrook and Kell Martin.

Glyn Weakley Interiors hosted a book signing for Jenny Pruitt and interior designer Barbara Westbrook during an open house to benefit Fix Georgia Pets. Proceeds from sales of Jenny’s memoir, “Beneath His Wings,” additionally support Wellspring and Samaritan’s Purse. Barbara’s lavish design book “Gracious Rooms” is beautifully illustrated with stunning homes.

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Paul & Sherri O’Malley, an agent in the North Atlanta office, with Stephanie & David Boehmig, company president.

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Joe & Nancy See Quarles, senior VP, with Jenny & Bob Pruitt.

Jeff & Patti Ellis, an Intown office agent, with Intown VP Lisa & Brett Johnson. A festive holiday party for Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty was held at Cherokee Town Club, with dinner, dancing and Victorian-clad Christmas carolers. The evening benefitted Jerusalem House, the Greater Atlanta Susan G. Komen Foundation and Lighthouse Family Retreat, with each nonprofit receiving a $5,000 contribution.



Joining the celebration at the Atlanta Rotary Club Holiday Party at Cherokee Town Club are Alec Fraser, president of Captain Fraser, Alana Shepherd and Jenny & Bob Pruitt.

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Lending their amazing musical talents to “January Jazz” were (front row) Neal Starkey, Veronica Motley, the Rev. Dwight Andrews and Gary Motley; and (back row) Bradley Howard, Gary Paulo and Will Ransom.

Music enthusiasts shared a sublime evening of “Jazz Meets Classical” at the Atlanta Music Festival’s “January Jazz” reception and concert, held in the intimate setting of Emory University’s Miller-Ward House. The evening featured riveting musical performances, dinner and drinks, and a live auction to benefit the Atlanta Music Festival and its Conservatory programs for underserved youth. Scheduled to take place Nov. 14-18, the festival revives an Atlanta tradition more than a century old through a collaboration among First Congregational Church, Emory University and the worship arts organization Meridian Herald. atlantamusicfestival.org Kim Link

Atlanta Music Festival presents “January Jazz” benefit concert

Atlanta Music Festival co-host Lovette Russell, music director Steven Darsey, Steering Committee chair Jane Thorpe, and co-hosts Dr. Bill Torres and Jack Sawyer.

Dot Stoller, Caroline Leake, Eric Shusted of PNC Wealth Management and Joanne Truffelman enjoyed an entertaining evening with Eileen Rockefeller at the Atlanta History Center.

Atlanta History Center welcomes guest speaker Eileen Rockefeller

Atlanta History Center Members Guild founder Mary Patton, Guild president Lisa Fuller, guest speaker Eileen Rockefeller and event host Cynthia Widner Wall of PNC Wealth Management.

During a special program at the Atlanta History Center, Eileen Rockefeller shared her personal journey of growing up in one of America’s best known and wealthiest families. The author’s talk, entitled “Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself: Strategies for a Meaningful Life,” was hosted by Cynthia Widner Wall of PNC Wealth Management. An elegant cocktail reception was held at the Swan House, where the 4th generation Rockefeller was introduced to delighted guests and reacquainted with long-time friend Valerie Alston. The two have known each other since 3rd grade in New York. Southern Seasons Magazine


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Canine hero “Baggie,” a Belgian Malinois with six combat deployments to the Middle East, was the special guest at BHH’s Salute to Veterans Luncheon, hosted by the firm’s Veterans Circle at Ansley Golf Club. Veteran Army officer David Sanders, the dog’s handler and owner, told of their exploits prior to being honorably discharged. Now an Atlanta police officer, Sanders has founded the nonprofit Dog at Hand, to train and place retired military dogs as service and companion dogs for veterans with special needs or PTSD. Pictured from top: Darnell Bender, Debbie Smith and Victor Dixon with guest speaker Elizabeth White of the Atlanta VA Regional Office. Bill Murray, Bill Carter, Rick Arzet, Harrison Rogers, David Sanders with “Baggie” and Geri Taglia.

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Military Salute

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices rang in the holidays with a heartfelt thanks to American servicemen. The firm’s 22 offices collected gifts, necessary supplies and financial contributions for the Atlanta USO, with efforts coordinated by BHH’s Veterans Circle. Agents celebrated with a festive party at Ansley Golf Club, with glittering decor and a bountiful feast. Pictured above: Bill Murray, managing broker of the Buckhead office, with Luxury Collection Debra Johnston, president /CEO Dan Forsman and executive VP Toni McGowan.

Holiday Spirit

Nationally-acclaimed real estate training expert David Knox was the guest speaker at BHH’s Masters & Agents breakfast/ lunch event. Dan Forsman praised the company’s accomplishments, including a 14% increase in Net Agent Count, an increase of 30% in closed volume, an 80% increase in the Luxury Market of homes worth $1 million and more, and projected sales of over $3 billion. BHH is additionally providing client services to two major companies which have relocated to Atlanta: Mercedes Benz and Porsche. Pictured above: Toni McGowan and Mary Wargula. Dan Forsman and Lori Lane with guest speaker David Knox.


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Kerman Haynes (right), pictured with Dan Forsman and Lori Lane, will lead the firm’s new Condominium Division, offering services to developers in new construction and marketing for condos, high rise residences and townhomes. Haynes, who has joined BHH as VP of the New Homes Services Division and branch manager of the Midtown Office, will work with Lane, senior VP of New Homes Services.

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Caring For Others

The Art of Nature Gala

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Caring For Others President/CEO Eslene Richmond-Shockley and Board Chair Joseph Northington.

Guests celebrated an evening of fun and philanthropy at The Art of Nature Gala at the Georgia Aquarium. The sold-out event benefitted Caring For Others, Inc., whose mission is to eradicate poverty locally and globally. Humanitarian of Hope Awards were presented to Timothy Tew of TEW Galleries and Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilmember District 2, for their commitment to public service and contributions to the community. Miguel Southwell, the GM of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, was honored with the Global Humanitarian Award.

Event emcees Fred Blankenship of WSB-TV and former news anchor Monica Pearson with William Fogler.

Eric & Georganna Weatherholtz with Georgia & Diff Ritchie of sponsor Wilmington Trust.

Above: Party sponsors Michael Kriethe and Travis Reed of Harry Norman, Realtors with (l-r) Camille Yow, hostess and co-chair Ruth Anthony and co-chair Susan Tucker.

Forward Arts Foundation concludes 50th anniversary year with holiday party

John & Mary Mobley with party co-chair Karen Spiegel.

Members of the Forward Arts Foundation congretated for a Holiday Party at the home of Tom and Ruth Anthony to celebrate the season and half a century as a nonprofit organization. Dedicated to supporting the visual arts in Atlanta, the foundation operates and manages the Swan Coach House Restaurant, Gift Shop and Art Gallery on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center. Southern Seasons Magazine


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1. The Southeastern Horticultural Society presented “Visionaries of Design” awards to experts in garden and horticulture during a day-long program to raise funds for SHS Learning Gardens and Urban Farms. Pictured at the event are Ginger Dixon Molloy, honorary chair Mary Wayne Dixon, Gail Taulman and Lane Courts. Photos by Ross Henderson and Kim Link 2. “Visionaries of Design” award recipients Frances Schultz, Carolyne Roehm, Keith Langham, Newell Turner, Charlotte Moss and Alex Hitz were honored by the Southeastern Horticultural Society. Photos by Ross Henderson and Kim Link 3. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Inc. at the “Linking Heart & Soul” benefit at the Atlanta History Center are Gail Tusan Washington, Carolyn Young, Ambassador Andrew Young, Shirley Franklin, Tiffany Mitchell and Ceasar Mitchell. 4. Harry “Dave” Norman III and his sister Anne Norman Fuller joined Harry Norman, Realtors president/CEO Dan Parmer at the company’s 85th Anniversary Celebration, which included a $46,000 contribution to CURE Childhood Cancer. The portrait is of founder “Miss Emmie” Norman. Photo by Ross Henderson 5. “Santa” with Davio’s Atlanta GM Claude Guillaume at the restaurant’s “Paws on the Patio” event to benefit PAWS Atlanta.

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6 7 6. Sara & Jeff Hehir at the High Museum of Art’s “A Night in Vienna Gala,” sponsored by the Sara Giles Moore Foundation and the Forward Arts Foundation. 7. Jan & Gus Bennett at the High’s “Night in Vienna” benefit, which previewed the “Habsburg Splendor” exhibit from Vienna. 8. Bill Torres, Jack Sawyer and Lovette & Michael Russell at the Atlanta History Center’s dedication of the Louise Richardson Allen Atrium and Atlanta History Museum. Photo by Kim Link 9. Tom & Mary Katherine Greene with Atlanta History Center president/CEO Sheffield Hale and Elizabeth Hale at the dedication ceremony. Photo by Kim Link 10. Buttercup Davis, Michelle Crosland and Melanie Boltax enjoyed a Christian Dior shopping benefit for Complexions Ballet, complete with Mercedes transport to and from The St. Regis for lunch. Photo by Kimberly Evans


11. Rebecca Jones, Su Longman and Vicki Palmer at the Christian Dior shopping benefit. Photo by Kimberly Evans 12. Jill Berry, Dottie Smith, Jade Sykes Slover and Lisa Fuller pose with Santa during a holiday luncheon to collect gifts for seniors for Meals On Wheels Atlanta. Photo by Kimberly Evans

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1. Elizabeth Spiegel, Suzanne Dansby and Lisa Fuller at the membership drive of the Atlanta History Center Members Guild.

2. Over $650,000 was raised at Skyland Trail’s Benefits of Laughter gala at The St. Regis Atlanta. Showing their support are Andrea Montag, Kim Marks, Skyland Trail president/CEO Beth Finnerty, Beth Park and Mary Johnson. Photo by Kim Link 3. CURE Childhood Cancer was the grand winner of the “Bingo Night” benefit hosted by the Buckhead Chastain Office of Harry Norman, Realtors. CURE Ambassadors and TV personalities Dale Cardwell and Jill Becker with Dan Parmer and John Barnes of Harry Norman, Realtors. Photo by Kim Link

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4. Anne Dennington and curator Nato Thompson at Flux Night 2015: Dream, which transformed the Old Fourth Ward into Atlanta’s largest outdoor public art gallery. Raftermen Photography 5. Eileen Gordon and Dave Lishness at the “Carnaval” exhibition opening party at Lowe Gallery. Photo by William Twitty 6. Martha Todd enjoyed meeting GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz during an Atlanta visit with Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and U.S. Congressman Jody Hice. 7. McClain Hermes and Nadia Hopkins were recipients of the Triumph of the Human Spirit Awards from BlazeSports America. 8. BlazeSports America Executive Director Cynthia Frisina, David Clark, Greg Schmieg and Kevin Perry at the Human Spirit Awards night. Photos by Leslie McCree




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9. The Buckhead Coalition partnered with Gas South to generate funds for the Shepherd Center’s program for children with sports injuries. This year’s benefit raised $7,500, bringing the tally to $19,000 to date. Pictured are Sam Massell, Coalition president; Alana Shepherd, co-founder of the Shepherd Center; Kevin Greiner, president/CEO of Gas South; and James Shepherd Jr., chairman of the Shepherd Center. 10. Judges for the 10th annual Shutze Awards were honored by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) at a dinner at the Piedmont Driving Club. Among the guests in attendance were Barry Hutner, Rachel Baydar, Wes Vawter and Nancy Izlar. Photo by Kim Link 11. Matthew Quinn, Judy Talley, Magd Riad and Susan Ferrier joined the celebratory reception preceding the ICAA dinner for the 2016 Shutze Awards judges: Mark Ferguson, Suzanne Tucker and Kathryn Herman. Photo by Kim Link

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12. John Maguire, Pam Beets, Beth Davis and Jay Godfrey at the Teal to Heal benefit at Tootsies for the Ga. Ovarian Cancer Alliance and Ovarian Cancer Institute. Photo by Tomas Espinoza 13. Enjoying Warren T. Jackson Elementary School’s festival are Kristen Willimon, Molly Feinour, sponsor Allison Sinkler of Harry Norman, Realtors, Elizabeth Johnson and Lindsey Champney with daughters Cora and Holly. Photo by Kim Link 14. Making a splash at an exhibition preview party at SCAD FASH in Atlanta are Violet Chacki, Rafael Gomes, featured British designer Daniel Lismore and Alexandra Sachs. Photo by SCAD

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fun around town FESTIVALS & foodie fun ACWORTH ART FEST

April 9-10 Enjoy 100 artisan booths, Kidz Zone, food and fun downtown at 4415 Senator Russell Ave. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. acworthartfest.



May 28-30 Outdoor galleries are

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


AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL ATLANTA SHOW March 11-13 27th annual juried

show of 225+ contemporary craft artists, with works ranging from jewelry and clothing to furniture and home décor, at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 10 AM-8 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $16 (free, 12 & under). craftcouncil.org/atlanta.


April 16 Festive fun on the banks of the Chattahoochee River with a fine art market, food court, live music and entertainment, 5K Trail Run and Fun Run at Simpsonwood Park, 4511 Jones Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners. 678/277.0920. gwinnettparks.com.

ATL. DOGWOOD FESTIVAL April 8-10 80th annual festival at

Midtown’s Piedmont Park, featuring a sprawling juried Artist Market, live music, cultural performances, gourmet & festival fare, Kid’s Zone with midway rides & games, disc dog competition, 5K run, EcoVillage and more. Free. Backyard Barbecue & Brews VIP Experience, Sat.& Sun., ticketed event.

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Macon Cherry Blossom Festival March 17-April 3

ATL. FOOD & WINE FEST June 2-5 A celebration of

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



May 27-29 39th annual festival

features a jazz-packed Memorial Day weekend at Piedmont Park. 11 AM-11 PM. Free. 404/853-4234.

Fibrosis Foundation features 100+ classic, muscle and exotic cars and bikes, plus BBQ, cocktails and live music from 4-7 PM at 8200 Roberts Dr., Atl. $20-$40. carsnq.


passioncff.org. 404/325-6973



March 19-26 Festival offers

activities for all ages at more than 50 Atlanta locations. March 26 Exploration Expo, a free, family-friendly interactive science day from 11 AM-5 PM at Centennial Olympic Park with hands-on experiments, exhibits and performances. 770/322-4992.



May 7-8 Juried fine arts market,

live music and performances, children’s art, wine tastings and beer garden in Buford Town Park at the Buford Community Center & Theatre. 10 AM-6 PM Sat, 10 AM-5 PM Sun. 678/677-0172.



April 16-17 Set in the foothills of

the N. Ga. mountains, Dahlonega’s celebration of Southern Appalachian culture features live bluegrass and old-time music, a juried artists market of traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, dance, food and more in the town’s historic square. Free. Pre-festival events on April 15 include a live and silent auction with dinner and music. bearonthesquare.org.

May 7-8 Outdoor showcase of original works by 175 artists and artisans at Atlanta’s Chastain Park, with live entertainment, food, and children’s area with inflatables. Hosted by AFFPS. Free. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun. chastainparkartsfestival.com.


Wine,” 24th annual benefit for the High Museum of Art features in-home dinners, tasting seminars, Friday Fête and live auction.


this 35th annual event filled with arts & crafts, music, dance, children’s area and food vendors at the Georgia International Horse Park. 10 AM-5 PM. $5 parking.

April 30-May 1 Spirited

April 2-3 Party in the Pink at



May 7-8 Dunwoody Village transforms into a whimsical artist market with live music, food court and Kidz Zone. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. dunwoodyart festival.splashfestivals.com.


April 2-3 Juried arts & crafts

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



annual benefit for the Cystic

European country faire is erected on the outskirts of Fairburn in a


770/964-8575. garenfest.com.


CARS & ‘Q FOR THE CAUSE April 30 Choate Construction’s

multi-acre kingdom brought to life by jousting knights and strolling thespians, with music & comedy shows, games & rides, artists market, birds of prey, royal petting zoo, and a smorgasbord of food and drink. 10:30 AM-6 PM Sat. & Sun. and Memorial Day. I-85 to exit 61-Peachtree City/Fairburn.

April 16-June 5 A 16th century

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



April 16-17 Annual fest features 250 arts & crafts booths, kids zone, live entertainment, chainsaw artist, Civil War Encampment and more on both sides of Main Street (Hwy. 293) downtown, 2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. Free. 770/4231330. kennesawbusiness.org.


May 14 Community celebration

with arts & crafts, entertainers, car show, kids’ corner, food and 5k & fun run at Mable House Complex,

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Atlanta Dogwood Festival April 8-10

Georgia Renaissance Festival April 16June 5 5239 Floyd Road. 8 AM-4 PM. mabletonday.com.

Glover Park. 2nd & 4th Sat., AprilNov. artistsmarketmarietta.com.


piedmont park’s GREEN MARKET

March 17-April 3 International

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


Marietta Greek Festival May 13-15 Celebrate Greek

traditions, culture and food at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta. 3-11 PM Fri., 10 AM-11 PM Sat., 11 AM-7 PM Sun.

mariettagreekfestival.org. 770/924-8080.

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

of juried fine arts on Mill Street, by

Saturdays Farm-fresh food,

baked goods, music and chef demos, 12th St. and Piedmont Ave. NE park entrance. 9 AM-1 PM.



April 16-17 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.

sandyspringsartsapalooza.com. 404/873-1222.

SMYRNA SPRING JONQUIL FESTIVAL April 23-24 Festival features

Atlanta Science Festival & Expo March 19-26 175 arts & crafts booths, book sale, puppet shows, live music, children’s activities, festival food and Jonquil Jog 5K Run/Walk (8 AM Sat.). Smyrna Market Village, 200 Village Green Cir. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. 770/4231330. smyrnacity.com.


April 30-May 1 43rd annual arts & crafts festival at Briscoe Park, 2500 Sawyer Pkwy., Snellville, with parade (10 AM Sat.), food, vendors, live entertainment and kids fun. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. Shuttle at Snellville First Baptist. snellvilledays.com.


May 6-8 Food, fun and family

entertainment at this outdoor bash in the Historic Auburn Avenue District in downtown Atlanta. Activities include a 150-foot zip

wire and a walking tour. 5-9 PM Fri., 11 AM-9 PM Sat., 2-8 PM Sun. sweetauburn.com.


April 22-24 Southeast’s popular

environmental, music and craft beer event returns to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, featuring musical acts, comedy tent, local artist market, 5K, food trucks and more. Pricing TBA. sweetwater420fest.com.

TASTE OF ALPHARETTA May 12 Sample delicious

appetizers, entrees and desserts from 50+ restaurants from 5-10 PM downtown at 2 S. Main St. Also includes chef competitions, cooking demos, live music and Fun Zone. Samples $1-3. 678/297-

6000. alpharetta.ga.us.


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AM-7 PM in the Historic Marietta Square, with samples from 70 vendors, music stages, kids games, cooking stage, sunset concert. Free. “Tastes”: .50¢-$5. North Park Square. 770/429-1115.


expert speakers, including Walter Reeves and Joe Washington. Backyard Beer Garden offers tastings for ages 21+ ($5 donation). 10 AM-6 PM Fri., 10 AM-7 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Two Galleria Pkwy. $10 (free for 12 & under, and 65 & older). 770/798-1997.



show features a diverse selection of works (from $5 and up) by 85+ Southeastern artists, plus live entertainment and a Children’s Market. Wesleyan School, 5405 Spalding Dr., Norcross. Free admission and parking. 7-9 PM Thurs., 9 AM-6 PM Fri., 10 AM-4 PM Sat. 770/448-7640 x 4441.


April 28-30 18th annual indoor art



June 4-5 Annual music and food

festival at Woodstock City Park, featuring chicken wing restaurants, bands, Kid Zone with inflatables, face painting and more. Noon-10 PM Sat., noon-6 PM Sun. Main and West Mill streets. Free (food/ drink tickets available for purchase).



May 7 Pet party in the park with

March 4-13 34th Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show, with 200 quilts by Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild. 10 AM-3 PM Mon.-Sat., 1-4 PM Sun. $8. Reception for BHQG member and author Diane Knott, 5-7 PM March 6 ($10). Party for fiber artist Christine Cetrulo, 2 PM March 13. April 30 A Garden Faire, one-stop shop for plants, garden art, pottery and more. 9 AM-3 PM. Free. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770/992-1731. bullochhall.org.


March-April Celebrate Spring!

during themed weekends, with a dazzling display of azaleas, dogwoods, daffodils and more. March 31-April 3 Plant Fair & Sale at Robin Lake Beach Dome. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.

dogs that dive and perform tricks, pet adoptions, food trucks, a beer garden, inflatables for kids, and live music at Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave. Free.



gardens in one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods in this benefit tour to preserve the area’s historical integrity. 1-5 PM Fri., 10 AM-5 PM Sat. & Sun. $25. Makers Market: 10 AM-8 PM April 23 at Slice & Pint parking lot, 1593 N. Decatur Road NE, Atl. druidhillstour.org.


Through April 10 “Orchid Daze,”

an exotic showcase of blooms inside the Fuqua Orchid Center. Orchid Market Weekends: March 19-20 & April 9-10, 10 AM-4 PM. March-April Atlanta Blooms, extravaganza of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and more. March 19-20 Bonsai Society Show. April 16 Herb Society Plant Sale, 9 AM-5 PM. April 22 Earth Day, 10 AM-1 PM. April 30-Oct. 30 “Chihuly in the Garden,” encore exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s spectacular works. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl.

atlantabg.org. 404/876-5859. Gainesville location: March 21-April 8 “Woven Whimsy: Stickworks by Patrick Dougherty.” 1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville.

atlantabg.org/visit/gainesville. 404/888-4760.


March 18-20 Hundreds of home improvement companies will exhibit the latest products and services at this annual show at Cobb Galleria Centre, plus cooking demos and 100 


April 22-24 Visit lovely homes and


May 7-8 A Mother’s Day weekend

LAKEWOOD 400 ANTIQUE MARKET March 18-20, April 15-17, May 20-22 North Atlanta’s premier

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


SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKETS SHOWS March 10-13, April 7-10, May 12-15 World’s largest series of

indoor antique shows with 3,500 exhibit booths at Atlanta Expo Centers, 3650 Jonesboro Road SE, I-285 Exit 55. 12:45-6 PM Thurs., 9 AM-6 PM Fri.-Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. 404/361-2000.



Energy Arena, Duluth. 770/6262464. disneyonice.com.



March 26-27 The Wylde Center’s

annual tour showcases Decatur and Intown homes with backyard flocks. Self-guided tours are noon5 PM daily. $25 ($20 adv.), free for 12 & under. wyldecenter.org/



March 9-13 Showcase of 400 new cars at Ga. World Congress Center, Bldg. C, 235 Northside Dr., Atl. $10 ($5, ages 6-12). goautoshow.com.




private homes and grand architectural gems in Marietta, Kennesaw and Acworth on this tour of over 30 sites. Catered meals available. Benefits the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.


404/885-7812. georgiatrust.org.

JR. LEAGUE OF ATLANTA’S TOUR OF KITCHENS March 19-20 19th 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. $40 ($35 adv.) jlatlanta.org.


“Wild Africa” Through April 28 IMAX at Fernbank

May 7 Tour inspiring private gardens in Cobb County area. cobbmastergardeners.com.

tradition, this annual event to benefit the Atlanta Botanical Garden features 10 private gardens throughout metro Atlanta, from tranquil woodland settings to intimate urban oases. 10 AM-5 PM. $35. atlantabg.org. 404/591-1597.

April 22-24 Explore historic

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April 16-17 Classic vehicles, hot rods, monster trucks, burnouts, car crushing, lawn-mower racing, stage entertainment and vendor exhibits at Atlanta Motor Speedway. $12.

March 12 134th annual parade

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


April 20-24 “Frozen.” Be magically

whisked away to wintry Arendelle by dazzling special effects and astonishing skating with royal sisters Anna and Elsa, snowman Olaf, Kristoff and Sven. Infinite

May 7 Live viewing of the Kentucky Derby with bourbon, music and cuisine at Iron Horse Farm, 16470 Westbrook Road, Milton. Benefits CDA Kids. cdakids.org.

great american rv show

March 4-6 Meet RV dealers and

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


March 5, 13 90th anniversary tour of world-famous basketball team with a star-studded roster showing off ball handling wizardry at 2 PM March 5 at Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth; and 1 PM March 13 at Philips Arena, Atl. harlemglobetrotters.com.

Infinite Energy Center Arena

March 5 Harlem Globetrotters March 12-13 Pro Bull Riders April 20-24 Disney on Ice Frozen Forum

March 10-12 Quilt Expo 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.



March 12-13 Southeast’s premier train show with six operating model railroads and hundreds of vendors at Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy., At. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. $10 (free, 12 & under). themodeltrainshow.com.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta


with creative hands-on exhibits at the newly revamped space. Uncover a priceless treasure at “Mystery of the Mayan Medallion,” through May 30. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atl. 404/659-KIDS.

Through July 10 “Atlanta in 50 Objects,” filled with city treasures.

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Opening July 2 “Gatheround:

The Trammell House in Marietta was built in 1887 and beautifully restored in 2003.

Stories of Atlanta,” cornerstone exhibit interprets the history of Atlanta, with artifacts, ephemera and interactive media. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. atlantahistorycenter.com.




Through July 31 “Wild Music,” explore sound and music in nature and in life through whimsical, hands-on activities. March 26-Aug. 14 “Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence,” discover the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from flickering fireflies to deepsea fishes and other creatures. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300. fernbankmuseum.org.

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Through May 31 “Where The Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures,” showcasing Sendak’s most famous pieces through preliminary sketches, finished artwork and interactive displays. 1440 Spring St., NW, Atl. Sun.-Fri. 678/222-

3700. thebreman.org.



March 17, April 14, May 12

Georgia Trust Spring Ramble – April 22-24 Marietta, Kennesaw & Acworth MONSTER JAM

March 5 Mega monster trucks

will race, roar and rip up a customdesigned track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through at the Georgia Dome. monsterjam.com.



May 20-30 The circus is coming to town at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta with clowns, acrobats, show animals and daredevil acts, plus a carnival midway with rides and food. marietta.com/yaarabshrine-circus.

April 1-3 Woodworking Show April 9 Import Car Show April 23-24 Exotic Bird Fair May 6-8 Gem Show


northatlantatradecenter.com. 770/279-9899.

Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites, 11 AM & 1 PM. Free. March 14 Egg Hunt, 10 AM-1 PM. April 9 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. May 28 Military Timeline.

1700 Jeurgens Ct., Norcross.


May 30 Largest Memorial Day

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


aTLANTA HISTORY CENTER March 8 The Phoenix Flies: A

Poetry Reading, 7 PM. March 24 Emerging Voices Family Storytelling: Women’s History. March 26 Easter Egg Hunt, “Eggstravaganza,” 10 AM-noon. March 31 A Book Affair, 6:30 PM. April 21-24 Spring Pottery Sale, featuring decorative, sculptural and functional ceramic works in the Conservatory. Preview opening: 7-10 PM Thurs. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl.

404/872-5338. callanwolde.org.


Ongoing Trail Hikes, River Canoes, Animal Encounters, Creature Features and more. April 3 Back to Your Roots Farm Fair, with farm animals, bluegrass music, eco-friendly vendors, outdoor games, plant sale and more. 10 AM-3 PM. May 14 Rockin on the River. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770/9922055. chattnaturecenter.org.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA Ongoing Explore a world filled

March 11 Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Vaughter’s Farm, Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge. $5 parking. 770/389-7801. March 12 Native American Heritage Day at Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville. $2-6. 770/387-3747. March 12 Reptile Day at Panola Mountain. $5, plus $5 parking. March 19 Hills of Iron and Iron Pour, Red Top Mountain State Park, Acworth. $5 parking. 770/975-0055. March 25-26 Full Moon Kayak Tour, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge. $15 plus $5 parking. 706/557-3001. March 26 Egg-citing Hike Hunt, Panola Mountain State Park. $2 plus $5 parking. georgiastateparks.org/events. 800/864-7275.


Ongoing Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character on “Sights, Symbols & Stories of Southern Seasons Magazine



“Atlanta in 50 Objects” at Atlanta History Center

From Hank Aaron’s 600th homerun bat and Georgia Tech’s Ramblin’ Wreck to a 1915 Coca-Cola bottle mold and a plaster cast of Willie B’s handprints, the Atlanta History Center’s new exhibit, “Atlanta in 50 Objects,” features a diverse assemblage of prized pieces that define the city. On view through July 10, the collection was culled from suggestions by Atlanta residents, who sited everything from the railroad and the Civil War to Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Also telling the tale of an ever-evolving city: a CDC microscope, Atlanta Constitution editor Ralph McGill’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Priscilla the Pink Pig Christmas ride from Rich’s downtown department store. The exhibit precedes the Center’s summer premiere of an expansive permanent exhibition interpreting the history of Atlanta.

Michonne’s katana from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” TV series. Top: Campaign button for former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.

Oakland” weekend guided tours. $12 ($6 students & seniors).



Through April 28 “Wild Africa.” Marvel at the fantastic places and amazing creatures of the earth’s most dramatic continent, from snowy mountains to steamy rainforests and desert dunes. Through June 16 “National Parks Adventure.” Celebrating the 100year anniversary of the National Park Service, this epic adventure captures the majestic beauty of America’s legendary landscapes, from Yellowstone to Yosemite. 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.


STONE MOUNTAIN PARK March 27 72nd Annual Easter

Sunrise Service, held at top of mountain and Memorial Lawn at 7 AM (park gates and skyride open at 4 AM). April 2-10 Spring FUN Break at 102 

Delta Air Lines stewardess uniform, Spring-Summer 1969.

Crossroads, with new attraction “The Jump,” featuring three freefall jump towers with air bags (must be minimum of 3’8” tall to jump), plus Sky Hike adventure ropes course, 4D Theater, Geyser Falls and Lasershow Spectacular. May 28-30 Memorial Day Weekend – Salute The Troops, Memorial Lawn. Lasershow with extended fireworks finale daily. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 770/498-5690.



Spring Enjoy more than 1,000 of the world’s most amazing animals, plus keeper talks, training demonstrations, wildlife shows, and animal encounters. May 28 Brew at the Zoo with beer and wine tastings, food, live music and animal encounters. 21+. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atl. 404/6242809. zooatlanta.org.


April 16-17 Expo offers natural


products and organic foods, greenlifestyle lectures, workshops and health & wellness vendors at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. $10. aliveexpo.com.


Home Games April 4, 6 Washington Nationals April 8-10 St. Louis Cardinals April 19-21 L.A. Dodgers April 22-24 New York Mets April 25-26 Boston Red Sox May 6-8 Arizona Diamondbacks May 10-12 Philadelphia Phillies May 24-26 Milwaukee Brewers May 27-29 Miami Marlins May 30-June 2 San Fran. Giants Games at Turner Field. 800/326-

4000. atlanta.braves.mlb.com.


April 23 VetHeart of Georgia

presents a 1-mile run/walk (8 AM) and a 5k run/walk (8:30 AM) for dogs and their owners at Brook Run Park, Dunwoody. $30-$40 ($25-$30 adv). 678/309-9800.



April 9 5k run through historic

Midtown with champagne and OJ celebration in Piedmont Park.

dogwood.org. 404/817-6642.


March 4 S.C. Stingrays March 6 G-ville Swamp Rabbits March 10 Fla. Everblades March 19 G-ville Swamp Rabbits March 20 Fla. Everblades March 24 & 26 S.C. Stingrays April 6 S.C. Stingrays April 9 Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Infinite Energy Center Arena, Duluth. atlantagladiators.com.


Home Games March 12 Memphis Grizzlies March 13 Indiana Pacers March 17 Denver Nuggets March 19 Houston Rockets March 21 Washington Wizards March 25 Milwaukee Bucks April 1 Cleveland Cavaliers April 5 Phoenix Suns April 7 Toronto Raptors April 9 Boston Celtics Philips Arena. hawks.com.

ATLANTA KIDNEY WALK June 4 National Kidney

Foundation’s community pledge walk at Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Dr. SE, Atl. Walk start: 10:15 AM. 770/452-1539 x 602.



March 12 Come in costume for this festive run at Piedmont Park, capped with awards, beads, music and jig contest. Peachtree Road Race qualifier. rungeorgia.com.

ATLANTA STEEPLECHASE April 23 51st annual running

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

ride to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 11 AM-3 PM at Life Time Athletic, 5580 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. ocrf.org.


March 18-20 SCCA April 22-24 Classic Motorsports Mitty May 6-7 Drift Atlanta 5300 Winder Hwy., Braselton.

roadatlanta.com. 800/849-RACE.


May 15 Recreational ride in Roswell for all ages and abilities with 6, 20, 42 and 62-mile (metric century) options. 7:15 AM. Start/ finish at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Registered riders get a free postride lunch with the Mayor. $40$45 (free for 6-mile Family Ride; no training wheels permitted)





May 1 Pledge walk for Crohn’s

& Colitis Foundation at 3 PM at International Plaza at Ga. World Congress Center. Family-friendly festivities include live music, food, kids’ activities and more, starting at 2 PM. ccfa .org. 404/982-0616.


May 7 Fitness Series – Duathlon (5k run, 30k bike, 5k run) and 5k.

May 27-29 57th Masters Water Ski

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



April 2 Get painted as you run

at Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton. 9 AM start. Benefits Back On My Feet Atlanta. thecolorrun.com.

Georgia MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON March 18-19 Health & Fitness

Expo with 100 exhibitors at AmericasMart, Bldg. 2, 1st floor. Noon-7 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat. March 20 Marathon and Half Marathon, 7 AM; Luckie 5k, 7:30 AM. Start/finish at Centennial Olympic Park, Atl. Presented by Publix. Race fees: $145, $125, $35.



March 13 Join thousands of

participants at Turner Field for this benefit for Atlanta Community Food Bank and other nonprofit hunger relief programs. Noon-4 PM. 5k walk/run starts at 2 PM. Games, refreshments, live entertainment and more. $30, walk; $40, run.

hungerwalkrun.org. hungerwalk@ acfb.org. 404/892-9822 x 1246.


March 20 Four-hour indoor cycling

April 11 Grant Park’s 6th annual 5k and Pub Crawl with race at 9:30 AM and Pub Crawl at 10:45 AM. runbeforeyoucrawl.com.


March 6 Jr. League of Atlanta’s annual Irish-themed race at Atlantic Station Central Park features a family-friendly 5k & 10k (Peachtree qualifier), plus a Belk Kids Fun Run 1k. 8:30 AM. Post-race festivities include food, beverages and sponsor booths and activities. 5k/10k, $40 ($35 adv.); Fun Run, $15. active.com. jlatlanta.org.


April 16 Trail ultramarathon at Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs. 7:30 AM-4:30 PM. $75 ($65 adv.); $5 park entry fee. dcroguerunners.com.

Sacred Heart Garden Fest April 22-24 – Augusta Marvel at inspiring landscape and floral exhibits, shop for unique plants and garden accessories, and hear educational and entertaining speakers at the Sacred Heart Garden Festival, April 22-24, at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta. Visitors can also enjoy the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs flower show and the Wish Upon a Butterfly Flight House exhibit during the festival, as well as a tour of exceptional private gardens in the area. Special events include a preview party on April 21 with cuisine and musical entertainment, and Friday Night in the Garden on April 22 with music and beverages in the courtyard garden. $30 three-day ticket, includes festival exhibits, market, lectures and home tours. sacredheartgardenfestival.com



March 19 2nd annual 5k & 10k

(Peachtree qualifier) through Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta to benefit GiGi’s Playhouse. Start time at 9 AM, with free Tot Trot at 9:45 AM, followed by Family Festival. $40/$45. getsetgrow.



March 19 5k (8 AM) and Kid’s

Fun Run (8:45 AM) on a flat course along the river banks at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell. 5k is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. Family Water Festival follows the race with games, giveaways and more. 5k, $40 ($30 adv.); fun run, $15. waterdropdash.com.




March 4-20 “Adam’s Eve,” Fri.Sun. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/663-8989. act1theater.com.


April 15-30 “Moon Over Buffalo,” madcap farce set in the ’50s about a pair of fading stars. 8 PM Fri.-Sat., plus 3 PM April 24. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza shopping center.



March 3-6 Libby’s at the Express,

8 PM Wed.-Sat., 2 & 7 PM Sun. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-7469.



Alliance Stage Series April 13-May 15 “Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story,” heartwarming and hilarious story of BeBe and CeCe Winans, youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty. Hertz Stage Series Through March 6 “Start Down,” a smart and funny look at work, love and get-rich-quick tech startups. Ages 13+. March 25-April 7 “Ethel,” onewoman play (starring Terry Burrell) about the magnificent life of legendary star Ethel Waters. Family Series Through March 20 “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” four siblings venture through the wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia in C.S. Lewis’ beloved story.

Cirque du Soleil presents “KURIOS” March 3-May 8 at Atlantic Station Theatre for the Very Young March 8-April 3 “The Lizard & El Sol,” interactive adventure based on a famous Mexican folktale with puppets, music and dance. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-

4650. alliancetheatre.org.

ART STATION THEATRE April 28-May 15 “Me and

Jezebel,” a candidly funny account of trying to please Hollywood queen Bette Davis. Staged at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat. & 3 PM Sun., plus 10:30 AM May 11. 5384 Manor Dr., Historic Stone Mountain Village.

artstation.org. 770/469-1105.

Ken Howard, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

collection of her “Greatest Hits.” April 2-24 “Serial Black Face,” a mother’s brave journey of loss, love and learning to choose life, set in 1979 Atlanta. May 21-June 19 “Significant Other,” comedy about searching for love and moving on.

Photo: Martin Girard / shootstudio.ca Costumes: Philippe Guillotel © 2014 Cirque du Soleil



March 3 Emory University Symphony Orchestra March 12 Atlanta Master Chorale, Masterworks: Critical Mass March 18 Nathan Gunn, baritone March 20 Bach Birthday Recital March 25 Kakali Bandyopadhyay March 26 Beethoven & Beer, Carlos Museum, 571 S. Kilgo Circle March 29 Emory Jazz Combos March 31 Barenaked Voices: A Cappella Celebration April 1 Bartók’s “Piano Quintet,” Carlos Museum April 7, 21 Jazz on the Green, Patterson Green April 10 Atlanta’s Young Artists, Carlos Museum April 10 Emory Chamber Ensembles April 14-16 Emory Dance Company, Dance Studio April 15-16 Durufles Requiem: Emory University Symphony Orchestra and University Chorus April 17 Karen Freer, cello April 19 Emory Big Band April 21 Emory Wind Ensemble April 23 STAGEWORKS 2016 Performing Arts Studio, 1804 North Decatur Road April 24 Emory Concert Choir May 4 Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra May 14 The Vega String Quartet May 21 Atlanta Master Chorale, Season Finale Unless noted, performances at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atl. arts.emory.edu. 404/727-5050.


Atlanta Opera presents “THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE” March 5, 8, 11, 12, 13 at Cobb Energy Centre 104 


March 18-20 “20-20,” visionary mash-up of cultures and styles reflective of the city’s diversity. April 15-17 “Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & the Goblin,” an

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incredible adventure into the kingdom of the goblins, adapted from the 19th century fairy tale. May 20-22 “MAYhem: Kissed,” high-octane exploration of dance in the modern world. Performances staged at Cobb Energy Centre at 8 PM Fri. & Sat. and 2 PM Sat. & Sun. 404/892-

3303. atlantaballet.com.


April 8-24 “Dreamgirls,” the story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl group full of onstage joy and backstage drama. June 10-26 “West Side Story.” Staged at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at the Cobb Civic Center, Marietta. atlantalyrictheatre.com. 404/377-9948.


March 5, 8, 11, 12, 13 “The Pirates of Penzance,” a rollicking show of riotous events that pit Frederic against his pirate clan in this Gilbert & Sullivan classic, with Kevin Burdette singing the role of the Pirate King in his Atlanta debut. Staged at Cobb Energy Centre at 8 PM Sat., 7:30 PM Tues., 8 PM Fri. & 3 PM Sat. & Sun. May 7, 10 13, 15 “Romeo and Juliet.” Venture to Verona and meet Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile feuding families in Charles Gounod’s opera in five acts, sung in French. Staged at Cobb Energy Centre at 8 PM Sat., 7:30 PM Tues., 8 PM Fri. & 3 PM Sun.

Warren Johnson

atlantaopera.org. 404/881-8885.

“THE SOUND OF MUSIC” – March 1-6 at the Fox Theatre ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL March 4 Indigo Girls March 11 Il Volo March 15 Gordon Lightfoot March 17 Joan Baez March 23 Joe Satriani April 1 America April 15 Kathy Griffin April 17 Steve Hackett April 22 Welcome to Night Vale June 3 “The Music Of David

April 13 Jesse Cook April 21 George Perris May 7 Animal Collective 3110 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/8432825. thebuckheadtheatre.com.

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

404/733-5000. aso.org.

ATLANTA WIND SYMPHONY March 12 Spring Concert, 3 PM,


Johns Creek High School. May 15 Season Finale, 3 PM, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. May 30 Memorial Day: Roswell Remembers, patriotic celebration, 10:15 AM, Roswell City Hall. June 24, 26 Roswell Patriotic Celebration with RUMC Sanctuary Choir, 7:30 PM Fri. & 4 PM Sun., Roswell United Methodist Church.

March 3, 5 Blacher, Sibelius. March 10, 12 Choral Celebration


Bowie A Musical Odyssey,” ASO. Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl.

800/745-3000. ticketmaster.com.


“GALAPAGOS GEORGE” March 11-April 3 Center for Puppetry Arts

March 20 Musical Story Time.

of the legacy of Robert Shaw. March 31, April 2 Debussy, Ravel. April 7-8 Grieg, Sibelius. April 14, 16 Leshnoff, Brahms. April 21, 23 Mahler’s Ninth. May 5, 7 Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms. May 19, 21 Mozart, Prokofiev. POPS March 18-19 The Carole King Songbook, with Liz Callaway. May 13-15 Broadway’s Golden Age, with ASO Chorus. May 27-29 Music of Elton John, with Michael Cavanaugh. ASYO March 13 Crescendo Concert May 8 Finale Concert Special Presentations April 30 Carnegie Hall Presents The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Family March 5, 13-14, April 14 Music for the Very Young: Stories in Sound.

atlantawindsymphony.org. March 10-April 17 “Into The Woods,” hit musical about what happens after “happily ever after.” May 5-20 “Wit,” chronicles life of cancer patient Dr. Vivian Bearing. May 5-29 “I’m Not Rappaport,” touching, humorous tale of two old men who inhabit a bench in New York’s Central Park. Shows at 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sat. & Sun. 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. auroratheatre.com. 678/226-6222.


April 24 “The Wonderful World of American Love Songs,” 3 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave. NW. 470/349-

0550. bigchickenchorus.org.

BUCKHEAD THEATRE March 5 The Floozies March 8 Melanie Martinez


March 9 Spring Concert, 7 PM, Alpharetta First UMC. March 13 Spring Concert, 3 PM, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. May 29 POPS! Concert, Decatur. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atl. 404/8725338. calcb.org.


May 20-22 Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” staged at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University at 8 PM Fri. & Sat., 3 PM Sun. Ongoing Dinner and a Diva series: “Madam Butterfly” in March, “Carmen” in April, and “Three Tenors” in May. Restaurant partners: Petite Auberge, Toco Hills ( 404/634-6268 ); Sugo, John’s Creek (770/817-8000), Zola Italian Bistro, Milton (770/360-5777 ). 678/301-8013. ccityopera.org.


Through March 10 “SPACE!” March 12 “The Sound of Music” March 11-April 3 “Galapagos George, The Little Tortoise That Could” April 7-May 22 “Beauty & the Beast.” New Directions Series May 12-15 Xperimental Puppetry Southern Seasons Magazine


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  PERFORMING ARTS Theater (XPT), by various artists. Ages 18+ only. Open Tues.-Sun. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl. 404/873-3391.



May 6-14 “Sugar,” based on the film “Some Like It Hot,” chronicles the zany antics of two musicians who witness a gang slaying and disguise themselves as women. Shows at 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. The Art Place-Mountainview, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. centerstagenorth.org. 770/5163330.

CIRQUE du Soleil “KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities”

March 3-May 8 Venture into The Seeker’s fantastical curio cabinet of otherworldly characters in this contemporary circus of innovative artistry and daring acrobatic acts, set to live music. Staged under the blue-and-yellow Big Top at Atlantic Station. $35-$170. 877/924-7783.



June 15-19 New show inspired by James Cameron’s “Avatar,” staged at Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth. cirquedusoleil.com/toruk.


March 5, 8, 11, 13 Atlanta Opera “The Pirates of Penzance”

March 18-20 Atlanta Ballet 20/20 March 31 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, interactive musical adventure, 7 PM. April 1-3 “Menopause the Musical” April 15-17 Atlanta Ballet “The Princess & the Goblin” April 23-24 “Ragtime The Musical” April 30 Tracy Morgan, comedy, (ages 18+) May 7, 10, 13, 15 Atlanta Opera “Romeo and Juliet” May 20-22 Atlanta Ballet “MAYhem: Kissed” 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl.

cobbenergycentre.com. 800/7453000.

CUMMING PLAYHOUSE March 12-13 “Mayberry

Moments,” 8 PM Sat. & 3 PM Sun.

March 19 Hank Williams, Jr. Tribute Show, 3 & 8 PM. April 8-10 Ozark Jubilee, 8 PM Fri.-Sat. & 3 PM Sun. 101 School St. in the Historic Cumming Public School. 770/781-

9178. playhousecumming.com.


“KINKY BOOTS” – March 29-April 3 at the Fox Theatre 3 PM Sun. 1105 Euclid Ave., Atl.



March 5 Maya Beiser, cello March 9-10 Dorrance Dance April 3 Spring Choral Concert April 7 Marc Bamuthi Joseph April 8-23 “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” April 9-10 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo April 14-16 “Red-Eye to Havre de Grace” April 17 GT Symphony Orchestra April 19 GT Jazz Ensemble and Concert Bands April 23 Earl Klugh April 24 “Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale” April 25 GT Glee Club 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atl. at Ga. Tech.

404/894-9600. ferstcenter.org.


March 1-6 “The Sound of Music” March 12 The Moody Blues March 19-20 Legends of Southern Hip Hop: Scarface, Juvenile, Mystikal, Trick Daddy, 8Ball and MJG, and Pastor Troy. March 29-April 3 “Kinky Boots” April 9 Alton Brown Live April 16 Jethro Tull April 17 A Night with Janis Joplin April 19 Behind The Lens with Pattie Boyd and Henry Diltz April 20 Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson April 22 “Let It Be,” Beatles tribute April 23 Celtic Woman: Destiny April 24 Steve Martin and Martin Short: “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life,” with Steep Canyon Rangers, bluegrass. June 4 Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion’’ 60 Peachtree Street NE, Atl.

April 21-May 8 “Oliver!,” classic

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

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Through March 13 “Peter and


the Starcatcher,” swashbuckling adventure in “Peter Pan” prequel. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. get.org.



March 6 Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3125 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta, 6 PM. March 13 Hillside United Methodist Church, 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy., Woodstock, 4 PM. April 3 First Baptist Church of Marietta, 148 Church St., 6 PM. April 24 Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, 7:30 PM. May 1 Cornerstone Bible Church, 869 Cole Dr., SW, Lilburn, 6 PM. May 15 First Baptist Church of Smyrna, 1275 Church St., 6 PM. 404/234-3581. tgafc.org.

GA. HIGH SCHOOL Musical Theatre Awards April 21 8th annual Shuler Hensley Awards celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre at Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. artsbridgega.org.


March 12 GSO JAZZ! Ensemble, music of Billy Strayhorn, 8 PM, Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta. April 30 GSO Chorus, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, 8 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave. May 15 GYSO Season Finale, 3 & 7:30 PM, Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University. georgiasymphony.org. 770/4297016.


Through March 13 “The Toxic Avenger,” laugh-out-loud musical with an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey

mayor and two guys who play everyone else –from mobsters to old ladies to back-up singers. 1083 Austin Ave., Little Five Points, Atl. 404/584-7450.


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March 5 Harlem Globetrotters March 12-13 Pro Bull Riders April 11-12 Mumford & Sons April 20-24 Disney on Ice “Frozen” June 15-19 Cirque du Soleil’s “Toruk – The First Flight” Theater March 11-13 “Sleeping Beauty,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet March 26 “Friends and Famous Dances,” Gwinnett Ballet Theatre May 20-22 “Beauty & The Beast,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.



March 13 The Village People March 27 Herman’s Hermits, featuring Peter Noone. April 2 Vicki Lawrence & Mama Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta. ticketmaster.com.


March 29-April 3 A struggling family business is saved by a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos in this hit musical, staged at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6 PM Sun. broadwayinatlanta.com. foxtheatre.org. 855/285-8499.

LIVE! IN ROSWELL SERIES May 7 The Second City, funny

revue is a modern mix of romance, rancor and everything in between. June 11 Edwin McCain 8 PM at Roswell Cultural Arts


Through March 6 “Shrek The Musical Jr.,” by Jerry’s Habima Theatre. March 13 Upright Citizens Brigade, comedy. Ages 18+. March 20 “Fancy Nancy,” funny show with frilly ballet ballads, by Synchronicity Performance Group. May 8-9 “James & The Giant Peach,” family-friendly musical, by MJCCA Youth Ensemble. May 10-11 “A Year With Frog & Toad Kids,” show about friendship, by MJCCA Youth Ensemble. Free. MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678/812-4002. atlantajcc.org.


April 1-3 Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, this hit musical comedy is a celebration of female empowerment, filled with parodies from classic pop songs of the ’60s, ’70s and’80s. Staged at the Cobb Energy Centre at 8 PM Fri. & Sat. and 2 PM Sat. & Sun.


MICHAEL O’NEAL SINGERS March 13 Beethoven and

Bruckner: Musical Titans, 3 PM, Roswell United Methodist Church. May 13 Broadway Musicals: The Past 25 Years, 8 PM, Roswell UMC. mosingers.com. 770/594-7974.


March 3 Janet Jackson March 5-6 Reinhard Bonnke

1 Philips Dr., next to CNN Center.

404/878-3000. philipsarena.com.

PINCH ‘N’ OUCH THEATRE May 1-25 Film For (A Better)

Future Film Festival. 195 Arizona Ave., Suite L/W1, Atl. 678/231-

1263. pnotheatre.org.

“RAGTIME THE MUSICAL” April 23-24 The stories of an

upper-class wife, determined Jewish immigrant and daring Harlem musician unfold in turn-of-the-century New York in this award-winning musical, staged at Cobb Energy Centre at 7:30 PM Sat. and 1 PM Sun.



March 4-5 Off the EDGE, Biennial Contemporary Dance Festival April 2 Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra: Brass of the Balkans April 8 Paquito d’Rivera with the Georgia State University Jazz Band April 10 Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion April 15-17 Hansel and Gretel, GSU Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra April 23 Cecile McLorin Salvant, jazz songstress Shows at 8 PM, unless otherwise stated. 80 Forsyth Street NW.

404/413-9TIX. rialtocenter.org.


March 24-April 10 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel.” Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com.

Atlanta Ballet presents “twyla tharpe’s THE PRINCESS & THE GOBLIN” April 15-17 at Cobb Energy Centre April 21-May 8 “Oliver!,” Dickens

award-winning score, staged in a new production at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 8 PM Tues., 7:30 PM Wed.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. atlanta.broadway.com.

classic staged by Fabrefaction.


1105 Euclid Ave., Atl. 404/523-

7647. 7stages.org.


March 25-April 7 “Hail, Mary,” comedy/drama about a nun-to-be challenged by life and love. May 20-June 12 “The 39 Steps,” fast-paced whodunit with nonstop laughs and 150 zany characters. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. stagedoorplayers.net. 770/396-1726.



March 3-20 “The Revolutionists.”


April 14-May 15 “The Light in the Piazza,” lush period musical transports audiences to sunny Tuscany where first love blooms. Preview: April 14-15. Staged Wed.Sun. Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atl. 678/528-1500. theatricaloutfit.org.

TRUE COLORS THEATRE CO. Through March 6 “American


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Gospel Crusade March 8 AC/DC March 9 Rihanna March 12-13 Harlem Globetrotters April 2 Festival Of Laughs April 8 Gabriel Iglesias

April 12-13 Justin Bieber April 15 Duran Duran June 9 Selena Gomez June 29 Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas

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Center, 950 Forrest St. 770/5946232. roswellpresents.com.

March 4-5 “Ghosts of Rock,” rock musical twist on Dickens’ classic. Staged at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. earlsmithstrand.org.

Buffalo.” Three crooks plan to rob a man, but motivations change and loyalties shift. Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atl.

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



Through March 19 “Fancy Nancy The Musical!” 7:30 PM Fri., 1 & 4 PM Sat., 2 & 5 PM Sun. April 8-May 1 “Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project,” balanced investigation of diverse beliefs about race, justice and the death penalty. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 5 PM Sun. May 20-21 “The Heath,” Lauren Gunderson traces the life of her WWII veteran grandfather. 8 PM. Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree St., Atl. synchrotheatre.com.


April 16 Bryan Adams April 24 Van Morrison May 7 The Avett Brothers, Brett Dennen

May 15 Styx, .38 Special, Don Felder

June 6 Ellie Goulding June 11 Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris Aug. 14 Dixie Chicks Sept. 11 Darius Rucker, Dan+Shay 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta.




“RAGTIME” – April 23-24 at Cobb Energy Centre

March 1-6 Beloved story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family with


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Georgia’ s Hidden Gems Ranger-led programs at Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites spotlight secret places

Fort Morris Historic Site

From the soaring peaks and tumbling waterfalls of the Blue Ridge to the vibrant swampland of the Coastal Plain, the Peach State is blessed with more than 60 treasured parks and historic sites. Much remains uncharted territory. Encouraging visitors to explore Georgia’s backyard, the park system has unveiled its “Hidden Gems” program, sharing rangers’ favorite secret spots. Discover these unique places on guided hikes, lake paddles, behind-the-scenes tours and more. Amicalola Falls State Park (Dawsonville) Hidden on the trail to the park’s famous waterfall is an old blue moonshine truck from the Prohibition era. While drivers were racing to get away from “revenuers,” the truck slipped 200 feet down the steep incline to its current resting spot against a stand of Poplar trees. Chattahoochee Bend State Park (Newnan) Along the banks of the southern portion of the Chattahoochee River, nature-spotters and paddlers can scope out a nest of America’s beloved Bald Eagle. Chief Vann House Historic Site (Chatsworth) See burn scars on the staircase where Georgia militia tried to smoke Cherokee Indian Joseph Vann from his home in 1835. Indian Springs State Park (Flovilla) Dig into the history of one of the oldest state parks in the 108 

nation. Creek Indians once inhabited the area, and in the 1800s the land was a resort town. Panola Mountain State Park (Stockbridge) Join an expert guide to head off the trail and explore hidden cemeteries, whiskey stills, farming history and more on a strenuous, six-mile hike. Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area (Lumpkin) This canyon was carved by erosion due to poor farming practices during the 1800s. Learn about the “language” of soft Coastal Plain soils called Nankin, Cowarts, Mobila and Orangeburst. Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island (Darien) Take an exclusive trip to the north end of Sapelo Island to tour cotton plantation ruins called Chocolate Plantation, and witness ancient Native American shell rings dating back more than 4,500 years.


Roosevelt’s Little White House (Warm Springs) President Franklin D. Roosevelt was fond of model ships. Marvel at a replica of the Mayflower on display in his den, carved from the original 1620 ship’s timber. Sweetwater Creek State Park (Lithia Springs) Alexander’s Mill Ruins and an old homestead are among the many storied ruins from the 19th century. Tallulah Gorge State Park (Tallulah Falls) Hidden gems reveal Witch’s Head rock formation, the old jail house, the gorge floor cave and a spectacular sunset spot. Wormsloe Historic Site (Savannah) Learn about The Great Savannah Races of 1908-1911 (the first Grand Prix) and the race embankment that still remains on Wormsloe property. Visit gastateparks.org/ hiddengems for more.

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Cruising, Family Style What’s New on the Waters

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ews flash from travel industry trendtrackers: families currently make up one of the fastest growing segments of cruising. And considering what’s afloat in the way of coming attractions – from a new Disney Star Wars adventure to Norwegian’s first nursery for tiny tots, from Carnival’s new Family Harbor Cabins to Holland America’s first purposebuilt staterooms for family groups – it’s scarcely a stretch to say that cruise-shopping parents never had it so good. What’s more, vacation planners who think an uberluxury ship or easygoing river vessel must surely be less than eager to roll out the gangplank for Mom, Dad, and the kids should think again. When it comes to an abundance of action-packed

activities for all ages, Karen Quinn-Panzer, CruiseOne franchise owner, names Disney, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean as top contenders. “Disney’s newest venture is a Star Wars area they are creating within Disney Dream’s Oceaneer Club for kids three to twelve,” she points out. “Kids will virtually pilot the Millennium Falcon. Disney will also add a high-tech interactive space based on the Disney Infinity video game.” Along with Norwegian’s first-ever nursery for ages six months to three years, Quinn-Panzer notes, “older kids aboard Norwegian Escape, the line’s newest ship, can enjoy the biggest ropes course at sea, walk the plank, and splash in four theme park-quality water slides.” Then there’s Royal Caribbean’s new Anthem of the Seas. Says Quinn-Panzer, “Anthem will offer Seaplex, the largest Southern Seasons Magazine


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indoor activity space at sea, complete with bumper cars, a roller-skating rink, a basketball court, table tennis, and the line’s first circus school!” Holland America, taking note of the 25,000 children and their families currently boarding the company’s 15 ships each year, will unveil the line’s first-ever purpose-built family accommodations when Koningsdam debuts this year. The 32 new staterooms will house five people and show off such parent-pleasing amenities as two bathrooms. As for the aforementioned Family Harbor Cabins, they debut on Carnival Vista, also set to launch this year. Situated within a dedicated zone, the staterooms are designed to accommodate five people and offer a pair of bathrooms. Grown-ups and children will have separate sleeping quarters, and small fry will be treated to their own toiletries, robes and slippers. Nearby, the Family Harbor Lounge will serve as a secluded hangout for the whole gang with big-screen TV, board games, and snacks. Prefer the luxury picture? Consider German-born Hapag-Lloyd’s elegant Europa 2. Surprisingly, for such a highend, sophisticated product, children are welcomed from age two, with child care that includes both activities on board and excursions for youngsters and teens. Newly marketed to North American travelers, the ship sports seven suites with connecting doors specifically designed for families. Plus a popular service available on days at sea: for parents who yearn to sleep in, kiddies from age two are collected straight from the suite and trundled off to breakfast. In addition, shore tours are planned for all to enjoy together – or parents may opt for an adults-only land experience while their offspring are happily entertained on board. While virtually all sizeable, familybeckoning ships have attractive facilities and activities that appeal to various age groups from young children to teens, smaller vessels are also in the game. Vacationers who would jump at the chance to ever so subtly advance their kids’ education (shhh!) by introducing them to historical treasures and culture-

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rich opportunities should check out AmaWaterways. The river cruise line is partnering this year with Adventures by Disney, a first-ever offering of familyfocused journeys along European rivers. Cruisers will sail aboard the new AmaViola, custom-built with a dozen staterooms that can sleep up to three; six sets of adjoining cabins with connecting doors that can hold up to five; and four suites with convertible sofabeds for up to four. AmaViola’s newsy layout will be similarly featured aboard sister AmaStella, both vessels to be unveiled this year. “Many parents and grandparents love that they can have adult time with their own activities while the kids have fun with others their own age,” QuinnPanzer sums up. “Then everyone can enjoy family time at meals and take in entertainment together.” Making memories that will last a lifetime.

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Information: disneycruise.com; ncl.com; royalcaribbean.com; hollandamerica.com; carnival.com; hl-cruises.com; amawaterways.com; adventuresbydisney.com.

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L’Objet’s platinum-plated bird napkin rings combine classical elegance with whimsy. $130, set of 4. jungleeny.com


FINDS Add a pop of color to kitchen prep with Martha Stewart’s sketched frame rolling pin and muffin pan from the Whim collection. $35.99 each. macys.com

Seletti’s disposable wooden utensils are effortlessly stylish for outdoor dinner parties. $6. jungleeny.com

Embracing the beauty and simplicity of artisan design, Julia Knight’s Eclipse Collection features handcrafted serveware in a nature-inspired palette, with a textured stone-like enamel finish and distressed metallic sheen. Available at Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s. juliaknightcollection.com

From dining tips to host gifts, Which Fork Do I Use?, by etiquette experts Rosemarie Burns and Linda Reed, is a clever guide to entertaining. mannerssimply.com Using some of nature’s more unusual botanicals, Mine Design’s apothecary jar candles soothe and relax with fresh herbaceous fragrances, from kale & juniper berry to basil & rosehip. 8 oz. wax blend, $22. minedesignhome. com




Gambas from Cooks & Soldiers restaurant: head-on prawns with charred onion, cabbage, sweet peppers and garlic chips. Photo by Heidi Geldhauser.

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Pulpo: grilled Mediterranean octopus, guanciale, roasted new potato, fennel, squid ink

Bruleed fig pintxo with Caña de Cabra, Bayonne ham, 25year sherry vinegar and torn mint

Basque-ing in the Glory Cooks & Soldiers Shines

When this cozy new restaurant opened in late 2014, I remember thinking, “Cooks & Soldiers has some big shoes to fill.” How could it not, since it focuses on Basque Country’s cuisine, the same region in Southern Spain that grew culinary greats like Ferran Adrià and Juan Mari Arzak? In three separate visits, it’s clear that the newest restaurant from Castellucci Hospitality Group can hold its own. The wine list is glorious and, as you would expect, heavily weighted toward those of Spanish origin. It’s a wonderful, choose-your-own-adventure way to experience unfamiliar varietals (Bobal? Mencia? Godello? You’ll find them all represented here), under the skilled guidance of the service staff. The cocktails,



likewise, kept me intrigued. I, a perennial hater of gin, fell in love with the gin and tonic, concocted with housemade red pepper tonic. The natural sweetness of the red pepper cut was a bright, fresh twist on a classic (and, lucky for me, mellowed the juniper-laden flavor of the gin).

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he lion’s share of the menu here is sharable plates, much like sister restaurant, The Iberian Pig. Pintxos Traditionales consist of toppings served atop fire-grilled bread. Hongos y Setas shines with impossibly smoky coal roasted mushrooms, goat cheese crème fraîche and decadent black truffle. For me, a close second is Pato Ahumando of smoked duck rillette, Blue de Basque cheese and bourbon-soaked cherries. At first glance, it seems to be a study in opposites. The kitchen employs traditional ingredients – Jamón Ibérico, Manchego, Spanish octopus and Chistorra sausage – and techniques. Yet, like so many stalwarts of modern Basque cuisine, the menu is peppered with fresh, experimental twists that keep interest high. For instance, the “tartare” is completely vegan, but it looks like a traditional presentation of steak. Ruby-hued tomatoes are pressed of their liquid, so they’re meaty and translucent, like stained glass. Then they’re layered on a crisp piece of toast and topped with what looks like a raw egg yolk. Instead, it’s a sublime combination of tangy yuzu and sweet carrot, with a yolk-like texture, thanks to the magic of molecular manipulation. In every dish, there was unmistakable attention to balance – the form never overtakes the function (or in this case, the taste). 118 


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The name Cooks & Soldiers is inspired by the annual Tamborrada festival of San Sebastián. At midnight on January 20th the mayor raises the city flag in the Konstituzio Plaza, and for 24 hours the city is awash with the sound of drums as adults, dressed as cooks and soldiers, march in different companies.

Caña y Frutas: apple, brûléed queso de cabra, mango, blackberry Vieiras: pan-seared scallops, apple, fennel, citrus, parsley, roasted tomato and rosemary vinaigrette

Tomato tartare with traditional accompaniments and carrot “yolk”

“Bitters and berries” made with fior di latte gelato, frozen berries and Amaro

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Rioja braised veal cheek, potato purée

Executive Chef Landon Thompson

Chistorra in a Blanket: Chistorra sausage, croissant, cider glaze, maple-mustard allioli Boquerones pintxo with white anchovy, blood orange marmalade and apple-serrano salad



The hits just keep coming with Chef Landon Thompson’s varied menu. The Trout Navarre is cooked on the plancha (a flat top grill), with umami-laden black garlic, Iberico ham, Swiss chard, hazelnut romesco and crispy potatoes. The smokiness from the grill makes a big impact in the Pulpo: grilled octopus, guanciale, roasted new potatoes, fennel and squid ink. Perhaps less than politically correct, seared foie gras is served atop a savory black pepper sponge cake and accented with the sweet rhubarb and 25-yearold sherry vinegar. Cheekily named “Bikini” is a blend of stateside influences and Spanish ones: it’s a grilled cheese of white bread, American cheese, Iberico ham and sensual black truffles. An old favorite gets an upgrade in the form of “Chistorra in a Blanket” – sausage is glazed in sweet cider, wrapped in a toothsome croissant and served with maplemustard allioli for dipping. Meat lovers will rejoice at the Chuletón, a 1 kg. bone-in ribeye served with a rich Tempranillio bordelaise. Desserts are, likewise, a twist on the expected. Gelato, delicately spiced with pink peppercorns, pairs with creamed corn, caramel popcorn and corn crème anglaise. “Fruity Pebbles” is a playful grown-up version of a childhood favorite: cereal milk croquetas, citrus berry reduction and toasted marshmallows is a display of Pastry Chef Ashley Auer’s imagination. Even among the heavyweights of Basque cuisine, Cooks & Soldiers is a star in the making.


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ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE 2355 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/254-0219. 4075 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770/837-3440. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings, 770/384-0012. 4745 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770/408-0110. Southern regional cooking with an edge. } anotherbrokenegg.com. ARIA 490 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Atl. 404/233-7673. Buckhead hot spot with creative “slow food” served in a sleek space. Signature dishes include Niman Ranch Slow Roasted Pork and Zinfandel Braised Beef Short Rib. p }}} aria-atl.com. ★★★ ATLANTA GRILL 181 Peachtree St. NE @ The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, 404/221-6550. Grilled steaks, chops, seafood and Southerninspired cuisine are served in a warm, clubby atmosphere. p }}} ritzcarlton.com. ATLAS 88 W. Paces Ferry Road NW @ St. Regis Atlanta, 404/600-6471. Farmfresh, seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences. p }}} atlasrestaurant.com. BACCHANALIA 1198 Howell Mill Road,

Atl. 404/365-0410. Great service and generous portions with a heavenly menu of specialties served in a warehouse-chic setting. p h }}} starprovisions.com. ★★★★ BETTER HALF 349 14th St., Bldg. C, Atl., 404/695-4547. Seasonal menu reflects the best products the South has to offer in a casually refined spot. p }} betterhalfatl.com. BLUE RIDGE GRILL 1261 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/233-5030. Signature dishes, from grilled Georgia trout and slow-roasted grouper to iron skillet mussels and hickorygrilled rib eye, are served in the cozy comforts of a mountain lodge, with stone fireplace, log walls and red leather booths. p }}} blueridgegrill.com. ★★★ BUCKHEAD DINER 3073 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/262-3336. Atlanta icon offers inventive menu, from sweet and spicy Thai chili calamari to veal and wild mushroom meatloaf, in an upscale, retro atmosphere. Call-ahead priority accepted. } buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★ CANOE 4199 Paces Ferry Dr., Vinings. 770/432-2663. Culinary expertise and natural aesthetics come together for a rich, flavorful

experience, with a seasonal menu and inviting interior. p }} canoeatl.com. ★★★ CAPITAL GRILLE-ATLANTA 255 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-1162. Classic steak house offerings, from chops to fresh seafood, in a relaxed atmosphere that features a sweeping view of Buckhead. p }}} thecapitalgrille.com. ★★ EMPIRE STATE SOUTH 999 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/541-1105. A community restaurant that appeals to a broad range, a la celebrated Athens chef Hugh Acheson, with authentic Southern dishes served in a meat-and-three format. p }} empirestatesouth.com.

4TH & SWIFT 621 North Ave. NE, Atl. 678/904-0160. Enjoy such specialties as North Georgia apple salad and sticky toffee pudding in a quaint setting, in the former engine room of the Southern Dairies Co. in the Old Fourth Ward. p }} 4thandswift.com. FLIP BURGER BOUTIQUE 1587 Howell Mill Road, Atl., 404/352-3547. 3655 Roswell Road NE, Atl., 404/549-3298. Unique menu of burgers, sandwiches, sides and salads served in a contemporary, hip space. } flipburgerboutique.com. Southern Seasons Magazine


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atmosphere. p } lobbyattwelve.com. LOCAL THREE 3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atl. 404/968-2700. Farm-fresh seasonal fare, from Ga. Mountain Trout to Springer Mountain Farm Chicken Pot Pie, served in a comfy space. p } localthree.com. MILTON’S CUISINE & COCKTAILS 800 Mayfield Road, Milton. 770/817-0161. Feast on such Southern specialties as sweet potato and shrimp fritters, fried chicken, pork loin and chef ’s veggie plate in the charming setting of a restored 150-year-old farmhouse and 1930s cottage. p }} miltonscuisine.com. MURPHY’S 997 Virginia Ave., Atl. 404/8720904. Inventive, fresh seasonal fare, excellent service and basement charm. p } murphysatlanta-restaurant.com.

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JP Atlanta GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/264-0253. 848 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., 404/870-0805. Hand crafted beer and madefrom-scratch food served in a fun atmosphere. p } gordonbierschrestaurants.com. GRACE 17.20 5155 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 320, Peachtree Corners. 678/421-1720. Creative, seasonal menu in a casually elegant setting. p }} grace1720.com. ★★ HAVEN RESTAURANT AND BAR 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-0700. Casual neighborhood dining with a fresh seasonal menu and an impressive wine list. p }} havenrestaurant.com. ★★★ HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN 1551 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/968-2288. Comfort pub cuisine and craft beers in a community-driven establishment in Ansley Park. p } hobnobatlanta.com. HOLEMAN & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/948-1175. Hailed as a British gastropub with a Southern accent, with savvy cocktails and a meaty menu. } holeman-finch.com. HOUSTON’S 2166 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/351-2442. 3321 Lenox Road, Atl., 404/237-7534. 3539 Northside Pkwy., Atl., 404/262-7130. Lavish portions of fresh American fare, from hickory-grilled burgers to tender, meaty ribs. } houstons.com. ★ JCT. KITCHEN & BAR 1198 Howell Mill 122 


Road, Ste. 18, Atl. 404/355-2252. A casual, yet upscale setting to enjoy such specialties as angry mussels, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, truffle-parmesan fries and Georgia peach fried pies. p } jctkitchen.com. JOEY D’S OAKROOM 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., Atl. 770/512-7063. Upscale steakhouse features choice-aged charbroiled steaks, signature sandwiches, salads, pastas, chicken and fish, plus over 400 brands of spirits. p }} joeydsoakroom.com. ★★ JP ATLANTA 230 Peachtree St., Ste. 1150, Atl. 404/523-7600. The latest creation of John C. Portman Jr. combines refined cuisine and contemporary elegance, with innovative dishes made with fresh local ingredients. p h }}} jp-atlanta.com. LITTLE BACCH 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/365-0410. Intimate dining with ingredient-driven menu, abundant with fresh-grown produce and seasonal flavors, plus hand-crafted cocktails. Specialties include caviar service, oysters, cheese soufflé, whole roasted heritage chicken, dry-aged beef and chocolate soufflé and fruit tarts. p }} starprovisions.com. LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR 659 Peachtree St. @ Georgian Terrace Hotel. 404/897-5000. Fresh American cuisine in a classy setting. p }} livingstonatlanta.com. LOBBY BAR AND BISTRO 361 Seventeenth St., Atl. 404/961-7370. Seasonal menu with a comfort food edge in a casual

ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN 559 Dutch Valley Road, Atl. 404/892-4111. Inventive atmosphere, food and wine served in a renovated urban warehouse space. p } onemidtownkitchen.com. ★★ PARK 75 75 14th St. NE @ Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. 404/253-3840. Seasonal and regional favorites, from crispy lobster with shittake sticky rice and Asian vegetables to barbecue “Kobe” short-rib with smoked Gouda grits, in an elegant setting. p }} fourseasons.com. ★★★ PUBLIK DRAFT HOUSE 654 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/885-7505. Great gastropub cuisine served in a fun place. p } publikatl.com. RATHBUN’S 112 Krog St., Atl. 404/5248280. New American food served with Southern flair in a swanky space at the Stove Works in Inman Park. p }} rathbunsrestaurant.com. ★★★★ RESTAURANT EUGENE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/355-0321. Seasonal cuisine and boutique wine combined with gracious service in a sophisticated spot in the Aramore Building. p }}} restauranteugene.com. REVIVAL 129 Church St., Decatur. 470/2266770. Kevin Gillespie’s family-style dining experience with traditional Southern-inspired dishes with farm-fresh ingredients. p }} revivaldecatur.com. SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN 11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770/569-9199. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl., 770/8048880. City chic yet casual atmosphere featuring contemporary American cuisine with global influences. p }} sagewoodfiretavern.com.

SALT FACTORY 952 Canton St., Roswell, 770/998-4850. 102 S. Main St., Alpharetta, 770/752-1888. Neighborhood gastropub with exceptional food and drink served in a comfy setting, from soups, salads and appetizers to specialty burgers, pizza, pasta, fish and beef. } saltfactorypub.com. ★★★ SALTYARD 1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/382-8088. Diverse selection of seasonal dishes offered in family-style small plates, plus signature cocktails and craft beer in spirited setting. p } saltyardatlanta.com. SEASONS 52 90 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, 770/671-0052. Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/8461552. A seasonally changing menu of fresh food grilled over open wood fires and a bythe-glass wine list in a casually sophisticated setting with live piano music in the wine bar. p }} seasons52.com. SHULA’S 347 GRILL 3405 Lenox Road NE @ Atlanta Marriott Buckhead. 404/848-7345. Signature meals from Hall of Fame football coach Don Shula in a casual chic setting. p } shulas347atlanta.com. SOUTH CITY KITCHEN 1144 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl., 404/873-7358. 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. SE, Vinings, 770/4350700. The Old South meets the big city, with contemporary Southern cuisine, from fried chicken to garlic-sautéed collards, dished out from the exhibition kitchen. p }} fifthgroup.com. ★★★ SOUTHERN ART 3315 Peachtree Road NE @ InterContinental Buckhead. 404/946-9070. Southern-inspired cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere, with an artisan ham bar, vintage pie table, and sophisticated bar and lounge. Dine on baked oysters with crispy pork belly, chicken & dumpling soup and Low Country seafood. p }} southernart.com. TAP 1180 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/347-2220. Gastropub with innovative comfort food, extensive draft beer and barrel wine selections, and convivial setting. p } tapat1180.com. TERRACE BISTRO 176 Peachtree St. NW @ The Ellis Hotel. 678/651-2770. Flavorful farm-to-table dishes served in a chic setting. p }} ellishotel.com/dining. QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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There are few people who appreciate vegetables the way that Southerners do, and Rebecca Lang’s cookbook highlights the farm-fresh bounty across the region, from the Appalachians to the Lowcountry, with over 100 recipes, both classic and modern. The book is organized by season and vegetable, from spring’s asparagus, beets and carrots to summer’s corn, field peas and okra. Home cooks can learn the best ways to prepare the veggies in sides, mains, salads and desserts. Lang also offers great tips for shopping and storage, as well as gardening and canning. n cook, pray, eat kosher, MIA ADLER-OZAIR (fELDHEIM)

Featuring 90-plus delicious recipes, Mia Adler-Ozair’s heartfelt cookbook offers a spiritual exploration of Jewish life and its deep connections with food. She weaves together the culinary delights of both Ashkenazi and Sepharadi heritages, offering a full range of dishes for every palate, from brisket to baklava. Family favorites include Scalloped Corn Casserole and French Onion Soup. Chapters are divided by meat, poultry, fish, veggies, soup/salad, pizza/pasta and desserts for easy reference. n SARA MOULTON’S HOME COOKING 101 (OXMOOR HOUSE)

The fourth cookbook of TV host and chef extraordinaire Sara Moulton is a user-friendly teaching manual for home cooks that embodies her lifetime of experience in the kitchen. It’s filled with 150 new recipes, accompanied by photographs that illustrate the key techniques. “Each recipe specifically demonstrates a tip or method that can make you a better and more confident cook while also teaching you to make your dishes taste better,” she notes in the introduction. The book also boasts guest recipes from Rick Bayless, Amanda Cohen, Hiroko Shimbo, Jacques Torres and Grace Young.

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Chamblee. 770/936-9030. Cantonese cuisine, specializing in dim sum, served in a spacious dining room with friendly service. } cantonhouserestaurant.com. ★★★★

VILLAGE TAVERN 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta. 770/7776490. Fresh fish, pastas, salads, chicken, steaks and chops in an upscale, casual setting. p }} villagetavern.com.

P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO 7925 N. Point Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770/992-3070. 500 Ashwood Pkwy., Atl., 770/352-0500. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford, 678/546-9005. 1624 Cumberland Mall, Ste. LS108, Atl., 770/8035800. Enjoy diced chicken wrapped in lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wok-fried scallops with lemon sauce in a stylish space. p }} pfchangs.com.

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

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Buckhead Diner THE CAFE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, BUCKHEAD 3434 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/240-7035. Delightful menu, sunny ambiance and live piano music. Seasonal patio seating. p }}} ritzcarlton.com. ★★ THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/9399845. Southern-inspired gastropub offers a fresh, modern take on traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients in a gorgeous top floor space in the Buckhead Atlanta Shops development. p h }} thesoutherngentlemanatl.com. THE SUN DIAL RESTAURANT 210 Peachtree St. NW @ The Westin Peachtree Plaza. 404/589-7506. Offers a 360-degree dining experience, 723 feet above the city, with contemporary cuisine and live jazz. p }}} sundialrestaurant.com. THREE SHEETS 6017 Sandy Springs Cir., Atl. 404/303-8423. A refreshing escape with cocktails, music and small plates. } threesheetsatlanta.com. ★★★ 124 

TWO URBAN LICKS 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atl. 404/522-4622. Fiery cooking with woodroasted meats and fish, plus a touch of New Orleans and barbecue, in a chic warehouse, with live blues music. p }} twourbanlicks.com.


YEAH! BURGER 1168 Howell Mill Road, Ste. E, 404/496-4393. 1017 N. Highland Ave., Va.Highland, 404/437-7845. Organic, eco-friendly restaurant offers customizable burgers in a fastcasual format. } yeahburger.com. ZEAL 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678/401-7142. Chic, farm-to-table modern eatery with chef-inspired menu, plus craft beers, boutique wines and spirits in a relaxed atmosphere. p }} zealrestaurant.com.


FIRE OF BRAZIL 218 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. 404/525-5255. Marinated slow roasted choice cuts of meat prepared in Brazilian tradition. p }}} fireofbrazil.com. FOGO DE CHAO 3101 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/266-9988. Delectable cuts of fire-roasted meats, gourmet salads and fresh vegetables, and a variety of side dishes. p }}} fogodechao.com. ★★★


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HONG KONG STAR 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 110, Marietta. 770/5092129. Exciting dishes with Asian flair, with great service and inviting setting. } hongkongstarmenu.com.

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


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, with intimate seating in the Dining Room or casual seating in the Grill Room. p }} mckinnons.com.


LAST WORD 701 Highland Ave., Ste. 5, Atl. 404/343-1274. Innovative cocktails and chef-driven fare in a communal, relaxed bar setting. Specialties: lamb belly shawarma and hand-rolled couscous with braised beef cheek. p } lastwordatl.com.


BISTRO NIKO 3344 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/261-6456. Regional comfort French cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Specialties include white Gulf shrimp, sautéed short smoked mountain trout and Maine cod. p }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★ QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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LA PETITE MAISON 6510 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404/303-6600. Charming French bistro, serving everything from filet mignon to grilled salmon. } lapetitemaisonbistro.com. ★★ LE BILBOQUET 3035 Peachtree Road, Ste. A180, Atl. 404/869-9944. Simple, classic French cooking brings a slice of Parisian café culture to the neighborhood. p }}} lebilboquetatlanta.com.

and lamb chops to sosaties and chicken curry, in lively setting. p }} 10degreessouth.com.


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

NIKOLAI’S ROOF 255 Courtland St., Atl. 404/221-6362. Masterfully prepared cuisine, impeccable service and award-winning wine list, with spectacular skyline views from the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta. p }}} nikolaisroof.com. ★★★



BARAONDA RISTORANTE & BAR 710 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/879-9962. Authentic Italian, from homemade pastas and pizzas to grilled dishes, served in a charming setting, with an expansive wine list. p }} baraondaatlanta.com.

AQUA BLUE 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770/643-8886. Global cuisine, from fresh seafood and sushi to steaks and chops, plus classic cocktails and signature drinks, served in a welcoming neighborhood environment. p }} aquablueatl.com. ★★ 10 DEGREES SOUTH 4183 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/705-8870. South African restaurant offers a cultural fusion of cuisine, from calamari

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

CIBO E BEVE 4969 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/250-8988. Celebrates the vibrant food, wine and culture of Italy, with the best seasonal produce from local growers. p }} ciboatlanta.com.

DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/844-4810. Simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, from aged steaks to unique pasta creations and signature veal chop. p }} davios.com. DØUBLE ZERØ NAPOLETANA 5825 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/991-3666. Southern Italian featuring the cuisine of the Campania region of Italy, as well as Neapolitan pizza. p }} doublezeroatl.com. FLOATAWAY CAFE 1123 Zonolite Road, Ste. 15, Atl. 404/892-1414. Fresh seasonal cuisine is created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences. p }} starprovisions.com. IL LOCALINO 467 N. Highland Ave., Atl. 404/222-0650. Italian favorites served up in a fun setting, with eclectic decor and warm hospitality. p }} illocalino.com. ★★★★ LA GROTTA 2637 Peachtree Road NE, Atl, 404/231-1368. 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 770/395-9925. Enjoy a three-course dinner in an intimate place overlooking a beautiful garden. p h }} lagrottaatlanta.com. ★★★★

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UMI 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/841-0040. Modern Japanese flavors in a sophisticated, contemporary setting. Chef Fuyuhiko Ito’s menu showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets; diverse beverages include exclusive craft sake, handmade cocktails and artisan roasted coffee. p }} umiatlanta.com.


The Oceanaire LA TAVOLA 992 Virginia Ave. NE, Atl. 404/873-5430. Cozy, authentic Italian trattoria serves classics like spaghetti and meatballs and more adventurous dishes. p }} latavolatrattoria.com. MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 3368 Peachtree Road, Atl., 404/816-9650. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 770/8043313. Divine dining in a nostalgic setting reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy. p } maggianos.com. MEDICI 2450 Galleria Pkwy. @ Renaissance Waverly Hotel. 770/953-4500. Mediterraneaninspired Tuscan grill with herb-rubbed prime steaks, hand-crafted pastas and market-fresh seafood. p }} mediciatlanta.com. NO. 246 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 678/399-8246. Savor ricotta agnolotti, Ramano pizza, charred octopus and other specialties in a 100-seat space with an open kitchen, backyard deck and welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. } no246.com. PORTOFINO 3199 Paces Ferry Place, Atl. 404/231-1136. Neighborhood bistro offers simple pastas and innovative appetizers and entrees with an attentive staff. p }} portofinoatl.com. PRICCI 500 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/2372941. Creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, tortelli pasta, beef short rib ravioli and roasted Mediterranean sea bass. p h }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★ SOTTO SOTTO 313 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atl. 404/523-6678. Italian dishes, from Carnaroli rice risotto to a whole roasted fish, served in a cozy setting in a revived brick 126 


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storefront. p }} urestaurants.com. ST. CECILIA 3455 Peachtree Road NE @ Buckhead’s Pinnacle Building. 404 /554-9995. Dine on divine coastal European food in a sumptuous setting, with small plates, seasonal entrées like Maine sea scallops, and handmade pasta dishes. p }} stceciliaatl.com. SUGO 10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth. 770/817-8000. An inspiring blend of unique family style dishes, from Mediterranean mussels to Greek pizza, served with gracious hospitality. p } sugorestaurant.com. ★★★ VALENZA 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-3233. Cozy, upscale Italian eatery in Brookhaven with a classic menu of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees. p }} valenzarestaurant.com.


MO MO YA 3861 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/261-3777. Sushi, sashimi and tempura served in a traditional dining room with hibachi cooking at the table. The outdoor courtyard features meticulous Japanese gardens. } momoyaga.com. NAKATO 1776 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atl. 404/873-6582. Gracious servers dressed in kimonos pamper diners with delicious authentic Japanese cuisine in an aura of the grandeur of traditional Japan. p }} nakatorestaurant.com. ★★★★ SUSHI-HUKU 6300 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atl. 770/956-9559. Fresh, authentic sushi that’s creatively presented and highly praised, with attentive service, intimate seating and relaxed atmosphere. } sushihuku.com.

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


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


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


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 } parishatl.com.


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


ATLANTA FISH MARKET 265 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/262-3165. Southeast’s largest selection of fresh seafood offered in a neighborhood setting. Specialties include Hong Kong sea bass, cashew crusted swordfish and blackened mahi mahi. p h }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★

ATLANTIC SEAFOOD COMPANY 2345 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/640-0488. Contemporary atmosphere showcases modern American seafood flown in fresh daily. p }}} atlanticseafoodco.com. C&S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 3240 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-0999. Fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar and classic prime steaks in an elegant setting, with classic cocktails. p }} candsoysterbar.com. LURE 1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl. 404/8811106. Contemporary fish house serving only the freshest ingredients delivered daily, from smoked seafood platter to fried oyster slider. p }} lure-atlanta.com. RAY’S IN THE CITY 240 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/524-9224. Enjoy a selection of the freshest seafood, made-to-order sushi and hand-cut steaks, in a casual yet elegant setting. p }} raysrestaurants.com. RAY’S ON THE RIVER 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Atl. 770/955-1187. A palatepleasing menu of fresh seafood and fine cut steaks, an award-winning wine list and a romantic view of the Chattahoochee assure a delightful dining experience. p h }} raysrestaurants.com. ★★★ THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM 1100 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/475-2277. Feast on fresh seafood, flown in daily, in a setting as sleek as a 1930s ocean liner. p }}} theoceanaire.com. THE OPTIMIST 914 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/477-6260. Upscale seafood with playful flavor combinations served in a beautiful space, with an experienced staff, wellrounded wine list and upbeat vibe. p }} theoptimistrestaurant.com.


ALMA COCINA 191 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/968-9662. Dine on green chorizo tostadas, bay scallop ceviche and braised goat huaraches in a spirited venue. p } alma-atlanta.com. RAY’S RIO BRAVO 6450 Powers Ferry Road, Atl. 770/612-2829. Fresh Tex-Mex cuisine, from Chili Con Queso to Grilled & Sizzling Fajitas, is served in a fun and festive setting. p } raysriobravo.com.


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

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the Basque region, as well as a wine, cider and cocktail program, in a vibrant, contemporary space. p }} cooksandsoldiers.com.


BLT STEAK 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. @ W Atlanta-Downtown. 404/577-7601. Chef Laurent Tourondel’s Bistro Laurent Tourondel combines traditional elements of a cozy French bistro with an American steakhouse. p }}} bltrestaurants.com. BONE’S 3130 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/2372663. Award-winning menu features prime steaks, Maine lobster, lamb chops and fresh seafood complemented by an extensive wine cellar and discerning service. p }}} bonesrestaurant.com. ★★★★ CABERNET STEAKHOUSE 5575 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770/777-5955. Reminiscent of the classic steakhouses of New York, with a large open dining room, plush

Lobby Bar & Bistro seating and exposed kitchen. p h }}} cabernetsteakhouse.com. ★★★ CHOPS/LOBSTER BAR 70 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-2675. Prime steak and seafood, including filet mignon, batterfried lobster tail and lump crab cake, are served on the upper level Chops steakhouse and lower-level Lobster Bar. p h }}} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★ HAL’S 30 Old Ivy Road, Atl. 404/261-0025. Award-winning steak prepared over an open flame grill, plus fresh seafood, pasta, veal, lamb and fish, served in an expansive bistro-style venue with charming white tablecloth setting. p }} hals.net. ★★★ QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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


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

THAI 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 }} kevinrathbun.com. ★★★★ MCKENDRICK’S STEAK HOUSE 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/512-8888. Feast on fabulous appetizers, enormous steaks, tender chops and succulent seafood in a clubby setting with oak walls and leather seats. p }} mckendricks.com. ★★★★ MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Atl., 404/577-4366. Generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees served in an upscale environment with tuxedoclad waiters. p }}} mortons.com.

spinach to cheese mashed potatoes. p h }}} newyorkprime.com. ★★★

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

OAK STEAKHOUSE 950 Third St., Alpharetta. 678/722-8333. A fresh take on the classic steakhouse with inspired dishes served in a modern environment. p }}} oaksteakhouseatlanta.com.

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

RAY’S ON THE CREEK 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/649-0064. North Fulton’s award-winning steakhouse delivers with prime steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines. p h }}} raysrestaurants.com.

RICE THAI CUISINE 1104 Canton St., Roswell. 770/640-0788. Authentic street-style Thai. p } ricethairoswell.com.

NEW YORK PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/846-0644. Dine on Midwestern USDA prime beef, live Maine lobsters or fresh fish, with classic sides ranging from creamed

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

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TAMARIND SEED 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/873-4888. Savor authentic Thai, from roasted duck breast to braised lamb tenderloin, in an upscale setting. p }}} tamarindseed.com. QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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