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72 Carolina Herrera 73 Monique Lhuillier 74 Romona Keveza 75 Anne Barge 76 Dare to Wear White 78 Bloom-Crawford Wedding 84 Southern Weddings 88 Toast Worthy Anniversaries

20 Memphis Wedding Belle Pat Kerr 30 Monica Matters: Happily Ever After 32 Attorney John Mayoue on Pre-Nups 34 Dazzling Wedding Cakes by The Ritz 36 Denis Reggie’s Captivating Photos 37 Ask Dr. Karin: Stress-free Weddings 38 Faces of Beauty by Dr. Goldstein 40 Laura Seydel’s Earth-Friendly Tips 44 EcoSense for Living Series 46 Atlanta’s Independent Schools 50 Gallery Views: Cars to Couture 52 “Souls of San Francisco” Art Project 54 Exhibitions Calendar 56 Open Hand: Much More than a Meal

92 Parties for a Cause 93 Crystal Ball 94 On the Horizon 100 Salute to Party Chairs


124 Coronado Dreaming

58 Design Finds: Stylish Seating 60 French Provincial with a Southern Twist


68 Finishing Touch: Swarovski Sparkle 70 Joan Pillow Bridal



112 Performing Arts 116 Fun Around Town



130 Culinary Smarts 132 Canoe: Atlanta’s Hidden Gem 136 Dining Guide: Best Bites in Town 144 Summer Refreshment



EARLY SUMMER cover: BRIDE Alison Ann Bloom. wedding gown by Monique Lhuillier from Joan Pillow Bridal. orange bouquet of roses by Legendary Events. hair by Van WynnE. makeup by Kiev Osborne. Photo by Denis Reggie. SUMMER cover: one-of-a-kind gown, circa 1890s antique English lace, by Pat Kerr Bridal Couture. Model Olivia Dietrich. Hair by Richie Arpino. Makeup by Leslie Hines. Photo by Denis Reggie. late SUMMER cover: one-of-a-kind empire gown with cathedral train fashioned from 19th century Brussels lace by Pat Kerr Bridal Couture, with tiara replica of one of Queen Victoria’s crowns. Model Angelica Wall. Hair by Richie Arpino. Makeup by Leslie Hines. Photo by Denis Reggie.





20 WEDDING BELLE International bridal couturier 20 MEMPHIS Pat Kerr dazzles with her vintage lace creations.

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PANACHE 60 PARISIAN Designer Kimberly Griggs transforms Myrtle Beach

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GLAMOUR 78 WEDDING Alison Bloom and Tim Crawford tied the knot in sensational style.


DESTINATION 124 DREAM Hotel Del Coronado in Southern California is a romantic retreat.

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his special edition summer issue of Southern Seasons Weddings captures the beauty and lavish detail of all things Southern. Our main focus is on the bridal coutures who luxuriate their clientele in silks, satins and lace. No couturier in the world knows lace better than the incomparable Pat Kerr, who flew her collection and amazing entourage into Atlanta for a whirlwind photo session with the world-renowned photographer Denis Reggie. Denis also captured our “Wedding of the Season” in vivid detail. Our style editor Gail O’Neill couldn’t resist the temptation of heading to New York for Bridal Fashion Week this spring. She brought back some inspiring images of unparalleled options in bridal couture and the breathtaking fashions fill our pages. Gail also covers gown etiquette for ladies who are tying the knot for the second (or third, or more) time. Dr. Karin Smithson advises brides-to-be on staying stressfree through all of the hectic planning so they can truly enjoy the big day. Our own wonderful Monica Pearson provides words of wisdom for prospective couples and happily-everafter endings. Did somebody say “pre-nup”? Famed Atlanta attorney John Mayoue discusses the controversial pre-nuptial agreement and important items to consider prior to marriage. And Laura Seydel surprises us with earth- friendly nuptial options. Southern Seasons’ Home & Design feature always searches out the most beautiful homes in the South. In this issue we showcase a home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where designer Kimberly Grigg of Knotting Hill Interiors transformed a magnificent waterfront estate into a southern interpretation of French Provincial design at its loveliest. Our travel feature focuses on a resort with an intriguing century-old history for hosting Hollywood stars and starlets for some of the steamiest rendezvous in history! Since its


1888 opening, luminaries past and present have checked in at Hotel Del Coronado on the Southern California coast. Dining selections in Atlanta are as diverse as they are vast. This issue features Canoe, a culinary treasure that has been delighting diners since 1995 with exceptional food, spectacular service and an incredible view overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Social events abound, so get out your calendars and select from an opulent list of fabulous fundraisers and summer soirees you may wish to attend.

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Congrats on a another gorgeous issue of Southern Seasons! We received a lovely shipment of the magazine this morning, and we have been showing it off all day. Thank you for both the gift of the amazing article and the experience of being a part of it. It is pretty remarkable. Thank you again for all you have done. Susan Reid, atlanta models & talent

Thank you so much for including me in your awesome new issue. I’ve been in L.A. working, but I just got the magazine and I love it! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate being part of your terrific story on film production in Georgia. And huge compliments on a gorgeous publication all together. It’s a great magazine! Jeff Fisher, film director

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Thank you so much for including our Preservation Gala in the latest issue of Southern Seasons. It looks great (as always), and we greatly appreciate it. Traci Clark, Director of Communications, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

We are honored to have had the privilege of hosting Southern Seasons magazine launch party last evening at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Everyone appeared to really have a fun evening. You are an icon in Atlanta’s social community and we are genuinely appreciative of the long-time friendship we have enjoyed with you since opening Cobb Galleria Centre in 1994. Thank you for all you do to market our venues, support Karen and make us look good! michele swann, GM/CEO, cobb-marietta

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Well, y’all sure outdid yourselves – again! The magazines are beautiful. I can’t wait to take one home and read it this evening while curled up on the couch. There are so many stories that grabbed my attention while just flipping through. You ladies are a great team and do amazing work! Rebecca Bily, Wilmington Trust, N.A.


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Southern Seasons continues to provide a beautiful publication and I am thrilled to be a small part of the new Southern Seasons Wedding magazine. Congrats! Harrison Rohr, Exquisite Stationery

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Memph Wedding Bel International bridal couturier Pat Kerr jets into Atlanta with her priceless collection of vintage lace bridal creations.

hen Memphis-based couturier Pat Kerr says her clients range from “royalty to little rascals,” she means it literally. Yet for all the star power generated by her customer base – including a queen, a first lady and lots of little princes and princesses – Kerr is not one to stand in anyone’s shadow. Thanks to Kerr’s enormous collection, which spans a 500-year period from the 15th to early 20th centuries, designer Mary McFadden calls Kerr “America’s archivist of lace.” Museum curators and scholars worldwide recognize her trove of personal memorabilia from the British royal family (including items worn by Queen Victoria, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Princess Diana) as “one of the most important in the world.” And given her constant motion, friends from the worlds of fashion and lifestyle often compare Kerr to a hummingbird. But after watching the Savannah, Tenn. native flit about The Estate for the better part of a day – dressing, styling and accessorizing a pair of models posing in her Pat Kerr one-of-a-kind antique lace bridal gowns – it became apparent that Kerr is more of a worker bee than anything else. One whose passion for beauty, history and romance keeps her buzzing. To her biggest fans of all, however, Kerr is renowned for doing with lace what a more ordinary fairy godmother might do with the wave of a magic wand: turning brides into wedding belles. Largely influenced by her mother and a host of female relatives who carried on “a rich tradition of highly creative ancestors who were always crafting something beautiful with their hands,” Kerr says her exposure to embroidery, quilting, knitting and crocheting began in the cradle. As did the message that it was okay to try, try again. “I don’t recall my mother ever saying ‘No’ to any creative thoughts I had as a young child,


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which allowed me to be fearless of failure, and therefore free to create.” Her father, a farmer, bolstered that message when he would take his daughter along to cattle auctions when Kerr was a child, instilling in her an understanding that “in life there are no mistakes, only lessons to be learned.” Both life lessons prepared Kerr for the high stakes business of acquiring antique lace at auction houses from New York to London. It’s easy to take lace for granted today. But the textile was so time-consuming (thus costly) to produce prior to the Industrial Revolution, that it became a status symbol coveted by aristocracy, and was worn only by heads of church and state. In fact, when Queen Victoria got married in 1840, it took 800 lacemakers four months to make her wedding gown by hand.



To this day, Kerr has a special fondness for the queen, who revitalized the handmade lace industry single-handedly and continues to inspire the bridal gowns, cocktail dresses, christening gowns, and party dresses for every occasion – from bat mitzvahs to debutante balls – that Kerr has been designing for 30 years. Though quick to acknowledge that her lace confections “are not for everyone,” Kerr is not referring to price – which ranges from $2,500 to more than $50,000, depending upon the fabrics used. Rather, she’s referring to a gentle touch devoteés call the Pat Kerr look: designed to make a bride feel unencumbered, free, happy and knowing that she’ll look beautiful throughout her wedding day. Or, as Kerr put it, “if you have a weakness for detail, fabrication and vintage lace, then we are the perfect fit!”

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;On occasion, a bride has brought me a family heirloom piece of lace. Perhaps it was a handkerchief that had belonged to her great grandmother. Whenever possible, I have worked this lace into the design of her gown or veil creating a revitalized heirloom for her generations to come.â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt overwhelmingly blessed to be a part of this symphonic day. My designs seemed to look even more dreamy, as if this was the moment for which they were born.â&#x20AC;?


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by monica pearson

Ever After

Communication and commitment go hand-in-hand for lasting marriages


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orty-six years ago this September, I married my first husband. Eight years ago this September, I married my fourth and final husband. I’ve been married 37 of my 65 years and while I am not proud of my divorces, I am not alone in my failure to make marriage work. According to the Census Bureau 2009 report on marriage and divorce, by age 40, 18 percent of men and 16 percent of women surveyed had been married two or more times. The report also found 10 percent of first marriages ended in divorce after five years. My goal is to keep you from becoming a statistic. Let’s start with some of the wrong reasons people give for getting married. “I’m played out. It’s time.” Who said so? Can you really be with one person, “forsaking all others” for the rest of your life? Are you willing to sacrifice for them? Put them first? “He’s/she’s great in bed.” For now, but what happens when age, weight, health, headaches and fatigue sabotage performance? Lust gives way to luck over the years, especially when the children come. Children are another reason people give for wanting to marry. “My biological clock is ticking.” But what if you can’t have children or your mate doesn’t want them? And if babies come, who will leave work early to pick up a sick child? What about discipline, what kind, meted out by whom? That’s important, especially in a blended family.


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Monica Matters

“Marriage enhances you and advances you as long as you are willing to work at it.” The fourth time’s the charm for Monica, who has found wedded bliss with hubby John Pearson.

Some people get married for financial reasons. “I want a BMW, black man working,” one woman told me. Another man said he proposed because his girlfriend’s salary added to his would provide a better lifestyle. “She makes good money.” Reality check, the old adage is true, if you marry for money, you earn it every day. The reason heard most often for getting married is a romantic one but could show a lack of self-esteem. “I’m in love. He’s my soul mate. He completes me.” Hold UP!!! You should be complete, happy, self-assured, independent and at least well on your way to your career goal, BEFORE marriage. You are the prize, the cake, and your spouse is the icing on the cake. You are good with or without them. But the two of you bring out the best in each other, because there is no competition, no manipulation, no jealously, neediness, selfishness or negativity. There is trust, respect, loyalty and commitment to each other. Marriage enhances you and advances you as long as you are willing to work at it. Part of marriage maintenance means taking nothing for granted and communicating with each other. Longtime couples told me, talking is a key to a happy and successful marriage. Talking begins before marriage. Please get premarital counseling so you can speak openly and honestly, hopefully without fear of retribution, ridicule or indifference. Talk about dreams, disappointments, deal breakers, pet peeves, problematic family issues, holidays,

religious beliefs, finances, and privacy issues surrounding mail and passwords for computers and cell phones. This is the time to bring up alcohol, drug, verbal, physical or mental abuse. Ask yourself, why are you going through with this? And don’t be made to feel guilty about walking away from the relationship if it is not healthy. Who cares how much money you’ve paid for the dress, the reception and the honeymoon. Love does not conquer all. You cannot change people, after marriage. Believe what someone is showing and telling you. I know a young couple who separated within a year of marriage because she wanted children and he didn’t. He told her that before marriage, but she thought she could change his mind. The only thing that changed was their marital status. Here is another piece of advice from the longtime wedded couples, continue growing together to keep from growing apart. Stay interesting, learn new skills and games the two of you can play together. Take care of yourself. Surround yourselves with like-minded married couples. And plan “we” and “me” time, in order to reboot. Stay connected with brief calls or texts to each other during the day, just like you did when you were dating. But even with all this, there will be times when you disagree and really don’t like each other. But you never will walk away from each other because you both are committed to each other, the marriage and unconditional love.

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Prenupor Not

SAVVY advice from John Mayoue


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ivorce is oftentimes related to finances. While issues of communication, intimacy and lifestyle can be troublesome for married couples, the over-arching theme of most divorce cases is disagreement regarding the allocation of resources. Couples frequently have difficulty finding common ground on financial issues, particularly if they have not been fully discussed and anticipated prior to marriage.

What is a good way to broach the subject of a prenuptial agreement?

You simply have to have ‘The Conversation.’ Social scientists tell us that many marriages fail because people don’t have candid and thorough discussions about their expectations before they marry. Are we going to have joint bank accounts? Where are we going to live? Are both spouses going to keep working? This generally leads to the question of financial expectations. A prospective spouse can express that he or she has worked hard and expects to keep the stock account earned prior to marriage or that their expected inheritance will always be considered personal property and not that of the marriage. It may be that a person has had a previous bad experience with a divorce case and simply wants to avoid another battle, if possible. The best method is to talk about prenuptial agreements early in the process and to be perfectly clear as to your intentions. The person who wants the protection may view a prenuptial agreement like an insurance policy – it is simply designed to address a future, but hopefully unlikely, occurrence. 32

No one wants their marriage to end in divorce, just like no one wants to be in an automobile accident, but with over half of American marriages ending in divorce it is prudent to consider the possibility. Is it expensive to create prenuptial agreements?

Generally, not. It helps tremendously if you enter the lawyer’s office for the initial consultation with some general idea of what you expect from the prenuptial agreement. Will it last forever? The first five years, only? Which assets are to be protected? Which assets will be considered part of the marital estate and how will they be divided upon divorce? Prenuptial agreements can become expensive, however, if you hire the lawyer to negotiate all the terms and conditions of the document with your fiancé’s lawyer. You should at least have some general parameters of an agreement in mind when you first engage a lawyer. How does Georgia law differ from

Georgia law permits a jury to determine alimony, property division and child support. Either spouse is entitled to demand a trial by jury. This procedure can make divorce unpredictable since jurors are unlikely to have the experience and knowledge that judges possess and can have very strong personal opinions which influence their decisions. What does Georgia law say about what property can be divided in divorce?

Only property acquired during the marriage can be divided in divorce. Therefore, any property brought into the marriage by one spouse is considered separate property and is not subject to equitable division. Property that was a gift from a non-spouse or inheritance is also considered separate property and cannot be equitably divided. However, if, during the marriage, the appreciation of separate property was caused through the direct efforts of either spouse, then the added value can be considered martial property and may be equitably divided in divorce.

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agreement to a couple coming into the marriage with the same amount of property as opposed to a couple where one spouse is significantly wealthier?

Obviously, the wealthier you are, the more at stake in a divorce. Even though

Monica Pearson admits to having learned all the right moves from renowned Atlanta attorney John Mayoue. premarital assets are technically not subject to property division in divorce, there are a number of ways a person can inadvertently convert those assets into marital property. Those assets can also be awarded as a form of alimony. Premarital assets, even if not divisible,

can always be considered by a court in making a division of marital assets or in awarding support. A prenuptial agreement can be quite beneficial even for people of similar financial standing. In divorce, emotions often run high and an otherwise rational person can become unreasonable. The prenuptial agreement can summarily resolve difficult financial issues before they become clouded by acrimony. What is a postnuptial agreement?

A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement but it is executed during the marriage. It has several practical advantages. Before the wedding, fiancĂŠs can be overly optimistic and notoriously bad at foreseeing potential disputes that can arise during a marriage. However, after a period of marriage, spouses have a more realistic idea of the marital relationship and can anticipate how they want to resolve conflicts. Indeed, a postnuptial agreement can be very healthy for a marriage by relieving both partners of a potential source of stress and uncertainty, allowing them to focus on working to stay together. Southern Seasons Magazine


Taste In Excellent

Glamorous. Treasured. Iconic. Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead create memories that last a lifetime, and among these memories are the divine and delectable wedding cakes crafted with superb artistry for the bridal couple and their guests.


xecutive Pastry Chef Dallas Marsteller appreciates the bride’s personal style and preferences before recommending a customized cake. A traditionallydesigned cake may reveal whimsical flavor combinations; a contemporarystyled cake may harmonize with dazzling décor. Whatever the bride’s wishes, Chef Marsteller’s creation will be in excellent taste. 34


The ivory finish of this artisan cake is achieved with a coating of white chocolate fondant and features hand applied intricate scrolls contrasted with sugar flower petals which cascade down one side. The moist, red velvet cake and tangy cream cheese icing are from the chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family recipe which has been enjoyed for generations.

Ebony and Ivory

This sophisticated black-andwhite cake is dramatic and divine featuring half of the cake in black with white piping and the other half reversing the design. Topped by a bow fashioned from marbled black-and-white ribbon, the moist chocolate and vanilla sponge cake layers are alternated, and filled with light vanilla cream and cookie pieces.


This classic gold-and-white cake is fit for a coronation. Ribbons in two golden designs are alternated between the layers, and icing is piped around each of the ribbons and at the top of each tier. The golden highlights are meticulously hand-painted on the detailing and exquisite sugar flowers spiral around each tier. The white cake is filled with tart, buttery lemon cream and fresh raspberries.

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Capturing the moment

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Denis Reggie

the JFK Jr. wedding photo seen around the world!

by gail o’neill When Denis Reggie clicked the shutter on a young groom kissing the hand of his radiant bride as they exited a church on Cumberland Island after having secretly wed in 1996, the lensman knew he’d captured something special. But he had no way of knowing that the Wall Street Journal would subsequently characterize that millisecond of a moment as “the single watershed image that transformed the look of wedding photography forever.” The iconic picture of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette created an appetite for what the Atlanta-based photographer calls wedding photojournalism: a natural, editorial style of shooting, and resulted in accolades from Oprah Winfrey (who has called Reggie “the best in the business”); commissions from bridal industry habitués like Vera Wang, Letitia Baldridge and Town & Country magazine; and earned his pictures a permanent place at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Yet for all his high-wattage acclaim and a high-profile clientele who retain Reggie to “tell what happens, not direct what happens on their wedding day,” as he puts it, the Crowley, La. native is most comfortable when he’s out of sight. No easy feat when you’re 6’3” and built like a lineman, but Reggie is literally happiest when he can get “lost behind a tree trunk and work in silence with a long lens all night.” “My best pictures are always the ones where the subject is totally unaware of my presence,” he said, during an interview at his Buckhead studio. “When people become hyperaware of the camera, they are most susceptible to being led, molded and directed.” In other words, “complicit in the creation of a fantasy,” which, according to Reggie, rarely ends well. We’ve all seen the McPortrait – where a bride and groom pose for pictures at a train station apropos of nothing, or are backlit by 36

a setting sun as the groom dips his bride into a deep backbend – even though, as Reggie says, “I’ve been to a lot of weddings, but not once have I ever seen a groom dip his bride like that in real life.” His sole objection to such artifice and fabrication is that the resulting images ultimately lack depth, which he considers a waste when the alternative can be “timeless, authentic pictures that will never go out of style.” Reggie’s reputation for Southern hospitality and impeccable manners are evident when watching him at work, where his three most frequently used words are “please,” “thank you,” and “sorry.” So it comes as a surprise to learn that he picked up a camera only after a football injury sidelined his dreams of playing in high school, and a coach suggested he stay on the team as official photographer. The experience taught him to “anticipate what was going to happen on any given play,” which, he says, was perfect training for what he does today. And when asked what he anticipates of his daughter’s wedding day this fall, Reggie’s eyes light up as he says, “Katie’s already told me to leave my camera at home that day because she expects me to be in dad-mode, not artist-mode.” Leaving the father of the bride to do what he does best: focus on what matters most, to the exclusion of all else.

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Wedding photojournalist Denis Reggie focuses on truth and beauty

Weeding out


Wedding Stress

What you are describing is universally one of the biggest surprises of a bride’s journey toward the altar. Planning a wedding is an unexpectedly stressful experience (believe me, veiled heads are nodding in collective agreement all over the South!). The bride quickly discovers that there are countless more details to decipher than she imagined when she giddily screamed “Yes!” to the sparkler inside that happy velvet box. You are not alone. Soon after the engagement, planning begins, and often the joy of the occasion seems to evaporate as relatives and friends pass forward opinions, even assumptions, about your wedding day. The registry, locations, colors, and guest lists begin to materialize from under all of this pressure, as well as the impossible burden the bride might put on herself to somehow keep everyone happy. Is it possible to keep everyone happy? Likely not. So let’s focus on YOU and what can be done to help you and your groom enjoy this special process – after all, it will be your memories that matter most. One of the most important things to remember is that all of the emotions, relationship dynamics, and personal anxiety that are a central part of your real lives are exactly what can make your Big Day super stressful…or super wonderful, depending on your choices along the way. Yes, you do have control over your experience by simply weeding out those things that are choking out your joy. The essential positive choice for you to make today is to remind yourself that this occasion is about the two of you, your commitment, and being present to your day – not about perfection or satisfying everyone else. Consider my seven destressing tips and then move forward with that energy and treat the process with love. That will make ALL of the difference. You will remember that you soaked in these emotional moments with purpose, presence and love. I promise, you will be grateful for anniversaries to come.

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Dear Dr. Karin, My wedding is fast approaching, and it seems that there is more fuss than fun to this whole process. How can I turn my bridal stress into happiness?

tips to de-stress for the big day 1. Stay true to you. Choose those special elements that you have dreamed about so that your smile shines with authenticity.

2. Let go of “I want everything to be perfect,” and embrace “I want everything to be memorable.”

3. If others get pushy on opinions, state respectfully, “Thank you so much, we will consider that,” smile, and then remove yourself from any conflict. 4. Expect human error and decide ahead of time that you will be just fine with it.

5. LAUGH! When things go wrong, instead of blaming someone, say “Ha! Thank you, now we have a funny story to tell our children!” 6. Be present. Inhale deeply, take in the beauty around you, and decide to focus on being there instead of being so distracted that you “aren’t there.” 7. Take a few moments alone together before going in to the reception. Tell each other why you are there and how exquisite you both look.

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edding pictures are forever! So are you really ready to look your best in them? Since these photos will be with you the rest of your life, plan ahead to make sure you will have the best smile possible in your pictures. Surveys show the most desired ingredients of a great smile are bright, white, straight looking teeth. So if you plan ahead, no problem with bleaching; but what if you forgot about your yellow looking teeth? Can you bleach quickly? Bleaching is certainly the most economical way to get a whiter looking smile but it takes time and you have choices: home bleaching (do-it-yourself) or at the dental office. But first you do need to

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ask your dentist if he or she recommends bleaching for your teeth because many times bleaching may not get the result you are looking for. While yellow stained teeth tend to bleach best, it is possible to whiten teeth that have darker brown stains as well. And if you have white spots, can they also be removed? Yes, with a treatment called microabrasion, where the dentist uses a special polish – but later it may be necessary to bond the remaining white spots to blend in to your final bleached shade. Over the many years I have practiced cosmetic dentistry, I have answered countless questions especially from brides. Today, I want to share with you some of these.

Q&A Q: Can I bleach my teeth if they have fillings?

Q: How can I keep my new smile looking bright after

A: The dark fillings can be taken out and replaced with a lighter shade composite, but it is a good idea to bleach the teeth first to improve tooth color.

the wedding?

Q: How can I afford bleaching with all of the other

A: Getting checked two to three times yearly, and occasionally re-bleaching your teeth at home. If you choose to have porcelain veneers to instantly whiten your teeth, you will probably need to be fitted for a bite guard to wear during sleep.

wedding expenses I have?

A: Your wedding day means that all the attention will be on YOU! Think about the value of having a whiter smile not only for your wedding day but for the years to follow. Plus, bleaching your teeth does not have to be that costly.

Q: I have crowns – does that mean I am not a good

Q: I am getting married in four months – is there

Q: If I want whiter teeth, why not go to the drug store

enough time to get a pretty smile?

and purchase white strips or a home bleaching kit?

A: Yes, there is enough time if you set up your cosmetic evaluation now so you will have options of which treatments will be best. And there are compromises that can be made to have a pretty smile in time for your photos.

A: I have seen too many patients who have wasted time and money trying to bleach their teeth when bleaching is not the best treatment for them. Therefore, the very first thing you should do is to arrange a cosmetic evaluation with your dentist or another dentist who devotes most of his or her practice to cosmetic dentistry. You will need some x-rays of your teeth to predict if you will have too much sensitivity. Laser instruments can also help determine if you have any cavities. Finally, each tooth will be evaluated with a high powered small camera to determine if there are any micro cracks in your enamel that may or may not need treatment.

Q: My teeth are so sensitive, will there be any pain?

A: No, many of the new bleaching compounds have desensitizing compound in them. Plus, you can choose a lower concentration of bleaching material. And you can choose from a variety of treatments to get your best result.


candidate for bleaching?

A: Your crowned teeth will not bleach, but the others can be bleached and later you can change the shade of your crowns.

Tips 1. Plan ahead for best results. If your choice is bleaching, then don’t wait until the last minute to bleach with a high concentration of bleaching agent. Tooth sensitivity can result and your wedding may not be the fun experience you expected. 2. Make sure you have your teeth professionally cleaned at least two months in advance plus one week before your photos to make sure your gum tissue looks its best. And ask for a special enamel polish so your new pearly whites sparkle! 3. Bleach first and then replace any discolored fillings before your photo sessions. 4. Unfortunately, a certain amount of wedding stress is natural, but DO NOT clench your teeth! If necessary, opt for a special night guard to prevent tooth fracture, loosening of any fillings or, worse yet, a cracked veneer! 5. Since you will be at the center of photos all day on your wedding, be careful of what you eat. It’s not pleasant to see your photos after the honeymoon only to find you have food stuck between your teeth! So make sure you carry your dental floss, tooth brush and toothpaste with you to use during a bathroom break at the parties!


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This patient had an ideal tooth discoloration that responded to both in-office and at home bleaching.

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

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Union By Laura Turner Seydel

A more conscious


Keep your nuptials as nice to the Earth as they are breathtaking – right here in Georgia or oceans away.

was married more than 22 years ago in May, and in those two-plus decades I’ve watched a lot change. We’ve added nearly two billion to the global population – meaning more persons who depend on the natural systems that support our lives and our greatest moments. Now is the time to be better stewards of what has been passed down to us. What comes to mind is the Native American proverb: We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. From the air we breathe to the water we drink, the food we eat and the land we live upon, we owe it to our children to sustainably manage these systems and be mindful of the footprint we leave. There are so many more options today than there were just a few years ago. From choosing the rings, decor, venue, flowers and invitations, every choice can make a difference. With matrimony hitting its high season, here’s how you can help keep your wedding day as sustainable as it is beautiful and memorable.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION It’s difficult to find a local wedding venue that’s truly “green,” notes eco event planner April Trigg, of Atlanta-based Eventologie. She suggests focusing on a venue you love that also incorporates the green practices most important to you. Insist that the venue or caterer you select recycle and compost, and remember that for every job affiliated with landfilling our waste, up to 10 jobs can be created to recycle those same items. Trigg suggests visiting antique markets for whimsical, vintage wedding decorations, but Atlanta also boasts dozens of earth-minded companies that produce decor from recycled materials. Mining virgin materials to manufacture new products expels significant energy and water, but choosing to support local industry decreases our dependence on these resources, while helping to boost our economy, too. 40

TRAVEL LIGHT When planning a destination wedding or your honeymoon, seek hotels and resorts that are eco-fabulous. is a superb site cataloging nearly 400 diverse and exotic resorts, cruise ships and attractions that are Green Globe-certified – or deemed sustainable based on 40 rigorous criteria. A smart and mindful eco-friendly choice could be as simple as opting not to have your sheets and towels washed daily. In addition to conserving water, you’ll be preventing non-biodegradable detergents from entering into delicate watersheds. Also consider a honeymoon that will immerse you two in nature. Take hikes or kayak trips; learn about the local biodiversity and wildlife. Even volunteer for public service projects abroad. This will build memories for a lifetime and instill a powerful sense of this awesome world we’re trying to preserve. And if you’re concerned about the increased carbon footprint you’ll incur by flying, calculate it with a tool offered at, then use

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Consider a honeymoon that will immerse you two in nature. Take hikes or kayak trips; learn about the local biodiversity and wildlife...This will build memories for a lifetime and instill a powerful sense of this awesome world we’re trying to preserve.

a resource such as to offset the expenditures with purchased carbon credits. Buy enough for each passenger (about $10-$75) or purchase credits to offset your annual carbon footprint as a couple ($480).

EAT, DRINK AND BE GREEN When procuring food for the occasion, prioritize local, sustainable and seasonal produce. Something as seemingly inconsequential as the amount of fossil fuels and the associated air pollution it takes to bring a tomato 2,500 miles cross-country from California matters in the scheme of things. The good news is more caterers are sourcing local more than ever before. Be sure to encourage yours to look to local farms first. And while many smaller local farms operate in a way that is healthy for both the environment and food consumers, these same farms may not have the money or means to apply for organic certification. Seek facilities that treat their animals humanely, use clean feed sources, and forgo hormones, steroids and antibiotics. If you prefer the peace of mind that comes with a USDA certified organic seal, I recommend Bluffton’s White Oak Pastures, which is the largest certified-organic farm in Georgia. Owner Will Harris’ cattle are all grass-fed, and untreated with harmful hormones and antibiotics. Plus, this facility boasts the largest solar barn in the Southeast. My favorite chicken hands down is certified-humane, hormone-free, high-quality chicken made available through North Georgia’s Springer Mountain Farms. Sourcing proteins and produce from farms such as these may

prove pricier than going for bulk or economy, but it’s certain to result in tastier and healthier meals for your guests. Think of it as quality over quantity – a thoughtful move that does wonders to support the local economy, too. Nationally acclaimed Affairs to Remember is probably the greenest catering and events company in the industry and a true leader in Atlanta. It became Atlanta’s first “Zero Waste Zone” caterer in 2009, thanks to a revolutionary sustainability plan that includes composting all food residuals, recycling everything possible (diverting 148,000 pounds of waste from landfills annually), eliminating polystyrene from its operations and donating leftover grease to be converted to biodiesel. By doing good while doing well, this catering company in Atlanta has set a high bar and an important model for other companies to follow.

FASHION. FORWARD. If you’re like me, you’ve spent years collecting bridesmaid dresses from the special days you’ve spent with loved ones. After the ceremony, consider donating them to a respected consignment shop, such as Buckhead’s own BChic or Le Dress Boutique. Additionally, Enchanted Closet is a commendable local nonprofit that donates once-worn gowns to underprivileged girls for proms and other formal occasions. For engagement rings and wedding bands, choose from jewelry companies featured in the Sustainable Luxury Working Group. You may be surprised to learn that in the gold standards for the wedding category, Cartier and Tiffany & Co., are dedicated to Southern Seasons Magazine


Looking for great local food sources to ask your caterer about? Georgia Organics has a wonderful, interactive web tool for finding the hundreds of gardens, farms, markets and more supplying sustainable and healthful food in our area. Just search by ZIP code or county at

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Florals don’t have to be something you use once and throw away. for tabletop decor, select potted plants that can be replanted.

social, environmental and wildlife responsibility. Knowing that the ring on your beloved’s finger was sustainably crafted, and that your jeweler has mined its gems and precious metals responsibly while keeping heavy metals like mercury from entering waterways, can give a bride and groom a welcome peace of mind on their special day.

THE RIGHT INVITES When sourcing paper invitations and announcements, it’s essential to choose paper stock that is made using recycled content. For our 20th wedding anniversary celebration we worked with Paces Papers on our eco gorgeous invites. For something different and special, check out the invitations by Cumming, Georgia’s Earthly Affair, which are embedded with real seeds that you will plant in your garden. And though we don’t often consider it, the art of calligraphy is very green – the inks used are fume-free and the art requires no printing. If you insist on print, do some quick searches for non-toxic stationers using soy- or vegetable-based inks. Or, send digital invitations via Paperless Post. The choices are exquisite, and many top designers – from Crane & Co. to Kate Spade New York – have contributed designs.


Atlanta’s own Affairs to Remember, perhaps the greenest catering and events company in the industry, boasts an onpremise Chef’s Garden, brimming with produce.

Select seasonal flowers, local greenery or potted plants that can be placed in the yard at a later date. Florals don’t have to be something you use once and throw away. Set small containers around your ceremony or reception site, but keep them plasticfree. The main ingredient in many plastics (even the seemingly innocuous drinking straw) is petroleum – a resource we need to be conserving, not wasting. If you do choose cut florals, always pick from the seasonal bounty and choose sources that are pesticide-free. Consider the city’s only green-certified florist, Foxgloves & Ivy ( in Grant Park, which is known for showing as much love to Mother Nature as it does to the mother of the bride. For more tips on eco-living, visit


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When I met Harrison Rohr at Exquisite Stationery in Buckhead, I was immediately struck by the similarities between the man and his space. His oasis-of-a-showroom on East Paces Ferry Road is a clean study in taupes, the palest wash of blue and espresso brown. In fact, the studio is as smart, elegant and calm as Rohr himself. Such parallels are fitting for a man who has built his business reputation on providing ultra-luxury service and believes that “an invitation has the power to represent you, set a tone and build anticipation for life’s memorable occasions.” Once we started talking about esoterica like card stock, fonts and letterpress, the self-described perfectionist became more animated and his eyes grew larger with excitement. The same can be said of his (private) jet set clientele, who deem Rohr’s customized wedding invitations, save-thedate cards and personal stationery must-have accessories and delight in his handiwork – whether receiving one of his prized invitations in the mail or sending them out on special occasions. But the best thing about having a professional like Rohr on speed-dial is his stress-relieving talent for simplifying complex issues with no drama. Because where matters of protocol and manners are concerned, even his style pales when compared to his substance. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Exquisite Stationery

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going green is the key to healthier living, says jennie TURNER garlington, creator, producer and host of the ecosense for living series. below: Jennie discusses hidden toxins in food with environmentalist Laurie David in a recent episode.

EcoSense for Living Jennie Turner Garlington’s environmental series


hen it comes to the proverbial apple, Jennie Turner Garlington didn’t fall far from the tree. Following in the carbon-conscious footsteps of her famous father Ted Turner, world-renowned for his environmental stewardship, Jennie is certifiably green. Her passion for preservation has shaped an impressive career, including her latest project: an ongoing series called EcoSense for Living, airing on PBS stations across the country. “We have all gotten into lifestyles that keep us going a million miles an hour. EcoSense for Living is meant to be enjoyed by families and to offer information that can save people money, help our overall health, and hopefully help our planet too,” said Jennie Garlington, a former CNN producer who covered everything from the fate of Ossabaw Island to the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park. “We are reaching out to folks who want to make a difference and to be better educated.” Among the topics of discussion: green cleaning, energy-efficient buildings and getting children outside. The “Green Jobs” segment, exploring how corporations large and small are making a difference in America, won a regional Emmy. Each 30-minute show features quick (and cost-effective) tips and interviews with a host of experts. With six episodes under her belt and more on tap, Jennie said the response has been amazing. “So far, we have aired over 2,000 times in about 100 cities,” she said. “I feel that we are making a huge impact on our viewers and that PBS is the perfect venue for our show.” A mother of four who lives with her family on a horse farm in Bourbon County, Kentucky, Jennie is also making a lasting impression in her own community, where she models eco-living daily in everything that she does.


heaLTHY BOOST “In many cases, it’s pretty easy to keep yourself – and your children – more healthy with just a little education,” said Jennie Turner Garlington, who provided these easy-to-use tips in her EcoSense for Living series: • “Natural” on the label doesn’t always mean it’s good for you. Look instead for phrases like “no antibiotics,” “no hormones” or “organic.” • Shop the outer aisles of the grocery store, that’s usually where you’ll find the healthier items. • Avoid cooking with Teflon-coated pans and using plastic utensils when cooking with high heat. Instead opt for wooden or stainless steel utensils. • Lower your animal protein food intake, opting for vegetable proteins instead. Also, look for hormone-free meat, use meat as a side and eat more vegetables.

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Atlanta Day Hikes With a reputation that procedes him, media mogul Ted Turner will leave a legacy far greater than his “Mouth of the South.” Actions do, after all, speak louder than words. “Last Stand” explores Turner’s pioneering journey as a crusader of conservation – from his acquisition of 2 million acres, populated with 55,000 bison and 250,000 prairie dogs, to his philanthropic enterprises and relationships with such dignitaries as former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and mentor Jacques Cousteau. Written by veteran journalist Todd Wilkinson, and already earning rave reviews, the book offers a fascinating portrait of a complex man who is committed to leaving the world a better place for generations to come. “Those who claim that one can’t hug a sheltering tree and simultaneously aspire to have economic prosperity and strive to give all people a decent quality of life are being disingenuous,” Turner writes in the book’s foreword. “On my lands, I have set out to prove that the polemic of environment versus economy is a false dichotomy, that you can be a tree hugger and still have your name appear in Forbes.” “We need a new model for thinking about capitalism and our obligation as global citizens,” he penned. “How we treat the Earth is the biggest expression of our success or failure as a society.”

n “60 hikes within 60 miles: atlanta,” randy AND pam golden (menasha ridge press)

upcoming area book signings with the authors are scheduled for 2 PM June 1 at books-a-million #400, gainesville; 1 PM june 8 at books-a-million #149, lawrenceville’ and 1 pm June 15 at half moon outfitters, atlanta. randy & pam golden

n “last stand: ted turner’s quest to save a troubled planet,” todd wilkinson (lyons press/globe pequot press, april 2013)

For all of its cosmopolitan appeal, Atlanta is surrounded by a scenic sanctuary of terrain to enjoy and explore. The new third-edition guidebook, “60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Atlanta,” by local outdoor enthusiasts Randy and Pam Golden, showcases the best hikes within an hour’s drive of the city. Outings range from one to twelve miles, making it easy for hikers of every skill level to find a trail. Some trails are noted for waterfalls or wildlife, others for historic sites or solitude. Hikes like Grant Park Loop and the Atlanta Ramble feature top attractions like Zoo Atlanta, Georgia Dome, Centennial Park and the World of Coca-Cola. Each hike comes complete with directions and a map, historical facts, and length and difficulty of the trail. Whether a long-time Atlanta resident or a vacationer to the area, hikers are sure to discover an unfound treasure.

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Greater Atlanta’s

Independent Schools School Profiles



Alpharetta International Academy 4772 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770/475-0558.

Atlanta Country Day School provides a college preparatory program for those students with average to extremely above average abilities who seek a comfortable, individualized and small group environment in order to achieve success. Instructional programs include SAT prep, note taking skills, organizational skills as well as study skills to help students learn to use the textbook as a teaching tool. Grades 7-12 (group or individualized.)

BRANDON HALL Brandon Hall is a 53-year-old college preparatory school for boarding and day students. A national model in research-based education, the school offers small classes, tutoring and learning methodologies to fit every child – all within the framework of rigorous academic studies, an active sports program, and a caring, diverse and international campus community. Head of School: Dr. John L. Singleton Grades: 5-12. Enrollment: 160. SSPC Member.

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

CUMBERLAND ACADEMY Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of children with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s, LD, ADD and ADHD. Fully accredited, Cumberland Academy is a private, non-profit, independent school for students in grades 4 -12 who have difficulty succeeding in a traditional school setting. The mission of the academy is to provide a safe, supportive, educational environment in partnership with faculty, staff, students and parents. The Cumberland family embraces the uniqueness of every child by challenging and inspiring them to reach their full potential. The academic and social curriculum encourages the development of life skills essential in becoming independent and self-sufficient adults. 46

Arlington Christian School 4500 Ridge Road, Fairburn. 770/964-9871. Atlanta Academy (The) 85 Mount Vernon Hwy. NE, Atlanta. 404/252-9555. Atlanta Classical Christian Academy 3110 Sports Ave. SE, Smyrna. 770/874-8885. Atlanta Country Day School 8725 Dunwoody Place, Suite 2 Atlanta, GA 30350 770/998-0311. Atlanta International School 2890 North Fulton Dr., Atlanta. 404/841-3840. Atlanta School (The) 1015 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404/688-9550. Blessed Trinity Catholic High School 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell. 678/277-9083. Brandon Hall School 1701 Brandon Hall Dr., Atlanta. 770/394-8177. Carmen Adventist School 1330 North Cobb Pkwy., Marietta. 770/424-0606. Cambridge Academy 2780 Flat Shoals Road, Decatur. 404/241-1321. Christ the King School 46 Peachtree Way, Atlanta. 404/233-0383. CONTINUED ON PAGE 48

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ATLANTA independent SCHOOLS ~ special needs ~ Atlanta Speech School 3160 Northside Pkwy. NW, Atlanta. 404/233-5332.

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


Cottage School (The) 770 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell. 770/641-8688. Covenant Christian School 3130 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 770/435-1596. Covered Bridge Academy 488 Hurt Road, Smyrna. 770/801-8292. Cumberland Christian Academy 2356 Clay Road, Austell. 770/819-6443. Davis Academy (The) 8105 Roberts Dr., Atlanta. 770/671-0085. Dominion Christian High School 4607 Burnt Hickory Road, Marietta. 770/578-8150. Donnellan School (The) 4820 Long Island Dr., Atlanta. 404/255-0900. East Cobb Christian School 4616 Roswell Road NE, Marietta. 770/565-0881. Eastside Christian School 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770/971-2332. Epstein School (The) 335 Colewood Way NW, Atlanta. 404/250-5600. Faith Lutheran School 2111 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770/973-8921. Fellowship Christian School 10965 Woodstock Road, Roswell. 770/992-4975. First Baptist Christian School 2958 North Main St., Kennesaw. 770/422-3254. First Montessori School of Atl. 5750 Long Island Dr. NW, Atlanta. 404/252-3910. Galloway School (The) 215 West Wieuca Road NW, Atlanta. 404/252-8389.


Greenfield Hebrew Academy 5200 Northland Dr., Atlanta. 404/843-9900. Heiskell School (The) 3260 Northside Dr. NW, Atlanta. 404/262-2233. Heritage Prep. School of Georgia 1700 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta. 404/815-7711. High Meadows School 1055 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770/993-2940.

Roswell Street Baptist Christian School 774 Roswell St., Marietta. 770/424-9824.

Center Academy 3499 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna. 770/333-1616.

Shiloh Hills Christian School 260 Hawkins Store Road NE, Kennesaw. 770/926-7729.

Cumberland Academy of GA 650 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE, Atlanta. 404/835-9000.

Shreiner Academy 1340 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. 770/953-1340.

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School 805 Mount Vernon Hwy., Atlanta. 404/255-4026.

St. Francis Schools 9375 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770/641-8257. 13440 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta. 678/339-9989.

Holy Spirit Preparatory School 4449 Northside Dr., Atlanta. 678/904-2811.

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

Landmark Christian School 50 East Broad St., Fairburn. 770/306-0647.

St. Joseph School 81 Lacy St., Marietta. 770/428-3328.

Lovett School (The) 4075 Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta. 404/262-3032.

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

Marist School 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770/457-7201.

Trinity School 4301 Northside Pkwy., Atlanta. 404/231-8100.

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770/971-0245.

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

The Elaine Clark Center 5130 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Chamblee. 770/458-3251. Howard School (The) 1192 Foster St. NW, Atlanta. 404/377-7436. Jacob’s Ladder Center 407 Hardscrabble Road, Roswell. 770/998-1017. Joseph Sams School 280 Brandywine Blvd., Fayetteville. 770/461-5894. Mill Springs Academy 13660 New Providence Road, Alpharetta. 770/360-1336.

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

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

Porter Academy 200 Cox Road, Roswell. 770/5941313.

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

Westminster Schools (The) 1424 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/355-8673.

Schenck School (The) 282 Mount Paran Road NW, Atlanta. 404/252-2591.

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

Whitefield Academy 1 Whitefield Dr., Mableton. 678/305-3000.

Sophia Academy 1199 Mt. Vernon Road, Atlanta. 404/303-8722.

Woodward Academy 1662 Rugby Ave., College Park. 404/765-4000.

Swift School (The) 300 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell. 678/205-4988.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School 861 Hwy. 279, Fayetteville. 770/461-2202. Pace Academy 966 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/262-1345.

Yeshiva Atlanta High School 3130 Raymond Dr., Atlanta. 770/451-5299.

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

Youth Christian School 4967 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs. 770/943-1394.

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


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Cobb County Christian School 545 Lorene Dr., Marietta. 770/434-1320.

Brookwood Christian School 4728 Wood St., Acworth. 678/401-5855.



Yes! There is a Choice in Independent Education. “Today, there is a sparkle in his eye that didn’t come from performance on the soccer field, basketball court, or any of the outdoor activities that he loves. It comes from accomplishing something that just a few short years ago seemed impossible to achieve.”

“An Exceptional School for Exceptional Students”

Grades 6-12 • Accredited by SACS, SAIS, GAC

College prep and vocational programs are designed for grades 4-12 and postgraduate students with highfunctioning Autism, Asperger’s, LD, ADD and ADHD.

• SACS & GAC Accredited • SB10 Approved • Open Enrollment • Social Skills • Robotics, Drama, Chess • Athletic Programs • Low Student-Teacher Ratio

Information Session/Tour Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. RSVP: 770/641-8688

Summer Camps begin June 17

700 Grimes Bridge Rd.• Roswell • 770.641.8688

650 Mt. Vernon Highway, NE Atlanta, GA 30328 • (404) 835-9000

TCS is a 501 ( c ) 3 organization that maintains a nondiscriminatory policy in all school programs.

Excellence in Education Tailored to the Needs of Individual Students Since 1985

“We Want You!” Looking for a few good students!

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Monumental Mosaiculture at ABG

The Ogre has a complex irrigation system beneath the surface to allow the plants to flourish.

Art Deco Autos at Frist Center

Ogres and cobras and hares, oh my! The Atlanta Botanical Garden has waved its magic wand once again, unveiling a land of enchantment on its verdant grounds for the international exhibit, “Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life,” on view through October. Taking the art of topiary to a whole new level – up to 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide – the installation features 19 supersized sculptures made from thousands of living plants. The fantastical menagerie, from grazing unicorn and friendly ogre to frolicking rabbits and colossal cobras, is the creative genius of International Mosaiculture of Montreal, showing its work for the first time in the United States. Rooted in the centuries-old horticultural art of mosaiculture, each piece is uniquely designed around a skeletal steel form filled with soil and sphagnum moss. The plants, mostly annuals, are then meticulously arranged in the netting to create a mosaic-like carpet. Irrigation systems beneath the surface of the sculptures allow the plants to grow – and the creatures to flourish – in Atlanta’s summer heat. “The synergy between Montreal and Atlanta in bringing this acclaimed sculpture to the United States further highlights our continued commitment in showcasing the marriage of art and nature in the Garden,” said Mary Pat Matheson, Atlanta Botanical Garden’s president and CEO.

Inspired by the Frist Center’s historic Art Deco building, “Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles” features 18 spectacular automobiles and two motorcycles that exemplify the classic elegance, luxurious materials and iconography of motion that characterized vehicles influenced by the Art Deco style. The exhibit is on view June 14-Sept. 15 at the visual arts center in Nashville, Tenn.

1930 Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace Roadster. Collection of Edmund J. Stecker Family Trust. Photograph © 2013 Peter Harholdt


Going Dutch at the High Being unveiled for the first time in the Southeast, Johannes Vermeer’s iconic “Girl with a Pearl Earring” will be the crown jewel of the High Museum of Art’s new exhibition of more than 35 Dutch masterworks. On view June 23-Sept. 29, “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis,” highlights the artistic genius of Dutch Golden Age painters, including Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. Through landscapes and portraits, the exhibit explores the idea that Dutch artists more readily embraced genre paintings of secular subjects than their southern European contemporaries and focused on capturing commonplace scenes of daily life. Dutch artists not only recorded representations of the domestic interior, still lifes and revelrous crowds, but often imbued these scenes with moral undertones and humorous, sarcastic wit. Key paintings in the exhibit, organized by Mauritshuis, The Hague, also include Carel Fabritius, “Goldfinch,” 1654; Rembrandt van Rijn, “‘Tronie’ of a Man with a Feathered Beret,” ca. 1635; Jan Steen, “The Way You Hear It, Is The Way You Sing It,” ca. 1665; and Jacob van Ruisdael, “View of Haarlem with Bleaching Grounds,” 1670–1675. Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665, Oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (44.5 x 39 cm), Mauritshuis, The Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands.

Haute Couture at GMOA The Georgia Museum of Art in Athens will be runway ready this summer, with the likes of Balenciaga, Givenchy and others at “Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor.” On view June 1-Sept. 14, the exhibition spotlights the couture collection of Ann Bonfoey Taylor (1910–2007), an American tastemaker and sportswoman whose wardrobe encompassed some of the most masterful fashion designers of the 1950s and 1960s, including Balenciaga, Givenchy, Madame Grès, Charles James and Fortuny. Featured in such magazines as Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country and Vogue from the 1930s to the 1970s, Taylor began purchasing couture in the 1950s, traveling to New York and Paris to meet fashion designers, with whom she formed relationships and collaborated on pieces. Organized by the Phoenix Museum of Art, “Fashion Independent” includes more than 60 full ensembles and accessories, as well as large-scale photographs by fashion photographer Toni Frissell and a short documentary film. Hubert de Givenchy (French, b. 1927), silk satin cocktail coat and silk Cocktail coat and dress, 1960s, Gift of Vernon Taylor Jr. and Family, Phoenix Art Museum.

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“souls of san francisco: VOLUME 1,” garry bowden

ith a creative bent that led him across the country, from his hometown of Atlanta to the serendipitous shores of San Francisco, Garry Bowden picked up a camera two years ago and hasn’t put it down since. He roams the streets of the Bay area, making “cosmic connections” with others – perhaps more kin than strangers – and taking their picture. With lens unobstructed by age or affluence, color or convention, he captures his subjects in intimate detail, up close and personal, each portrait telling a story without words. Bowden’s first volume of published work, “Souls of San Francisco,” is testament to his vision as an artist, his eye as a photographer and his compassion as a human being. The coffee-table book, brought to life in an oversized format, offers a fascinating look at the cultural vibrancy of this spirited city, through both the individuality of its inhabitants and the diversity of its collective whole. “If you’ve ever stared someone in the eyes for more than a few seconds you’ve probably felt an intense wave of energy. That’s because the eyes truly are the window to the soul and if you look through that window long enough you get to see the world on another dimension,” Bowden penned in the book’s introduction. What started out as a pastime morphed into an ongoing photography project for the 30-year-old filmmaker, whose short films “Saturn Rising” and “Christmas and Hanukkah” have played at the Mill Valley, Taos Shortz and Atlanta Underground film festivals. His “Souls” series of street portraits was recently exhibited at the Cantina Gallery in downtown San Francisco. And, he’s already at work on his second volume to be published. “I was looking for an artistic outlet that was more spontaneous than film. I had very little experience taking pictures, but I got a camera, set it to manual and began teaching myself how to use it,” Bowden said. His idea to create a visual census of San Francisco soon turned into a personal journey with each subject that he met and photographed. “Despite how we appear to be different on the outside, we all experience the same things in our inner world,” he said. “Life is made infinitely easier if we see each other as friends exploring the mystery of life together.” His book is dedicated to his mother, Atlanta’s own Lisa Borders, who Bowden calls “the strongest person I know.” hardcover: $79.99, 13x11; $46.99, 10x8.


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Exhibitions SUMMER

Open Tues.-Sat.

Alan avery art company


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


932 Canton St., Roswell. 770/993-



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

Art station galleries

June 1-Aug. 18 “Key of C by Cynthia Frigon,” imaginative collages created from recycled materials by the Atlanta artist. June 1-Aug. 18 ART Station Member Juried Exhibition. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain.


Through Oct. “Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life,” international exhibit of mosaiculture, with 19 giant fantasy plant sculptures, from ogre to unicorn, shaped by thousands of living plants covering steel forms. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE. Open daily. 404/876-5859.


Through June 15 “Shara Hughes: Don’t Tell Anyone But...” and “Jon Pack & Gary Hustwit: The Olympic City.” June 16-Oct. 19 Closed for renovation and installation. 535 Means Street NW, Atlanta. Tues.-Sat. 404/688-1970.

self-portrait of Robinson dancing with his wife Sarah.

MOSES ROBINSON Heritage Sandy Springs Museum Through Sept. 4 Born in South Carolina in 1845, Moses Robinson moved to Sandy Springs where he lived for most of his 97 years. When illness struck and he was no longer able to farm his land, Robinson began carving figures, often using found objects, such as peach pits and walnut shells. The result is a collection of whimsical figures.

Through July 7 “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word is Passed Down,” explores slavery through the lens of Jefferson’s plantation with a rare glimpse into the lives of six enslaved families and the stories of their descendants. Exhibit features more than 280 objects and artifacts, from Jefferson’s chess set, books and spectacles to personal items of enslaved families. Through Jan. 1, 2014 “Native Lands: Indians and Georgia,” celebrates the state’s original inhabitants beginning with the Mississippian peoples and continuing with their descendants, the Creeks and the Cherokees. 130 West Paces Ferry Road. Open daily. 404/814-4000.


Ongoing “Titanic: The Artifact

Exhibition.” Step back in time to Titanic’s maiden voyage in April 1912, see more than 200 artifacts, and learn about the modern-day recovery efforts. 285 18th St., Atlanta. 2nd Floor, Escalator 5.


Through June 30 “Antoni Taulé in Barbizon.” 175 Peters St. SW, Atlanta. 404/524-4781.


1555 Peachtree St., Suite 100, 54

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“FACE JUGS: ART AND RITUAL” Georgia Museum of Art – Through July 7 Face jug, ca. 1862. Courtesy James P. and Susan C. Witkowski.

Atlanta. Tues.-Sat. 404/352-8114.

25 W. Park Square, Marietta. Tues.Sat. 770/427-5377.

breman museum


Through Oct. “Project Mah

Jongg,” explores the traditions, history and meaning of the game in Jewish-American life. 1440 Spring St., NW, Atlanta. 678/222-3700.


June 7-Aug. 30 “Nature: Four Ways,” photographs by Ronald Nuse. Reception: 7-9 PM June 7. 980 Briarcliff Road NE. Mon.-Sat.



June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4 First Friday Art Walk, Marietta Square, 5-9 PM.

Through Aug. 18 “Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time,” special exhibit. Through Aug. 18 “Form Revisited,” the contemporary wildlife art of Pen Brady. 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. 404/9296300.


June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4 Free, self-guided tour

of Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene, from 5-9 PM on the first Friday of the month.

Footsteps of our Ancestors,” The Melion-Clum Collection of Modern Southwestern Pottery. Aug. 24-Nov. 17 “Antichità, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome,” representations of the eternal city, with maps, views and books from the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries. Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta. 404/727-4282.


Through June 8 “ONE ONE,” new

©Richard Benson/Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta

RICHARD BENSON: PHOTOGRAPHY Jackson Fine Art – Through July 27 Vermont, 2007, multiple impression pigment print.

georgia museum of art Through June 30 “Cityscapes

by Ben Aronson,” showcasing architectural and pedestrian scenes by the American figurative painter. Through July 7 “Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina,” examines the formative African American vessels. June 1-Sept. 14 “Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor.” July 2-Sept. 8 “Pick of the Kiln: The Work of Michael Simon,” ceramic works of the Athens artist. 90 Carlton St., Athens, East Campus of UGA, Performing and Visual Arts Complex. 706/542-


HAGEDORN FOUNDATION GALLERY 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. #25, Atl.



Through Sept. 4 “Wit in Wood: The Folk Art of Moses Robinson,” unique collection of carvings by the Sandy Springs artist (1845-1942). 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. Open 11 AM- 2 PM Wed. and Sat., and by appointment.


Through June 2 “An American

Century,” a selection of works in a variety of media made on paper between 1850 and 1970. Through Aug. 25 “Gogo: Nature Transformed,” the work of Georgia designer Gogo Ferguson. Through Aug. 25 “Symmetry/ Asymmetry: African Textiles, Dress, and Adornment,” African textiles as abstract works of art. June 8-Sept. 8 “Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks,”

surveying the first 14 years of the Chicago-born artist’s modern and contemporary art career. June 23-Sept. 29 “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis.” Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE. Tues.-Sun. high.

game designers and artists. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. Tues.-Sun. 404/979-



Japanese Porcelain and Prints,” featuring color woodcuts by painter/printmaker Hiroshi Yoshida, as well as porcelain from the 17th to 19th century and other ephemera. 4484 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta. Tues.-Sun. 404/364-

works by the 2012/13 WonderRoot Walthall Artist Fellows. Through June 8 “Made in the 80s,” an exhibition of works from the MOCA GA Permanent Collection. June 22-Aug. 24 “Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists.” Museum of Contemporary Art of Ga., TULA Art Center, 75 Bennett St. 404/367-8700.



Through June 30 “Eero Saarinen:

A Reputation for Innovation,” a retrospective of the renowned architect’s work, from the St. Louis Gateway Arch to Dulles Airport. July 12-Sept. 1 “XYZ: Alternative Voices in Game Design,” interactive show highlights the work of women


Through June 1 “Emerging Artist Award: BORN.”

June 6-Aug. 10 Summer Swan

Invitational 2013: Contemporary Southern Pottery and Handmade Objects. 3130 Slaton Dr., Atlanta. Open Tues.-Sat. 404/266-2636.


June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 Pop-

Up Art Gallery at the Living Room, featuring works by the city’s bold street artists, crafted cocktails and rotating DJs, from 9 PM-3 AM. 188 14 Street NE. 404/724-2559.

org. 404/733-HIGH.


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



Through July 27 Richard Benson: “North South East West,” photographs. Emmet Gown: “Photographs.” 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave., Atlanta. Tues.-Sat. 404/233-3739.


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


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


MArietta/cobb museum of art

Through June 30 AAEA Equestrian Exhibit. “In the Mind’s Eye,” art of the Chattahoochee Hand Weavers Guild. July 20-Sept. 15 Metro Montage XIII. “Outsider: Celebration of the Self Taught Artist.” 30 Atlanta St. 770/528-1444.


Through 2013 “Walking in the

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Open Hand

So much more than a meal!

For thousands of metro-Atlanta residents who are too ill to prepare healthy meals for themselves, Open Hand serves as a vital nonprofit community resource that offers its clients hope and empowerment over serious health challenges.

the fresh baked chicken salad is a popular selection from good measure mealsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new spring/summer menu. photo by tony clark.


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ounded in 1988 as Project Open Hand by a small group of acquaintances who came together to deliver donated food to friends who were dying of AIDS, the organization overcame fear and ignorance with unwavering compassion and incredible courage. So much so, that several years later it inspired the Atlanta community to support the expansion of its mission to include persons affected by virtually any nutrition-sensitive chronic or critical illness. “Project” was subsequently dropped from the organization’s name to underscore an enduring commitment to its newly-expanded mission. From the organization’s midtown facility, Open Hand now prepares, packages and delivers nearly 5,000 medicallyappropriate meals every day to clients in 17 metro-Atlanta counties. Open Hand’s mission is so compelling that its base of volunteers has grown to over 20,000 individuals who regularly give their time to serve thousands of our underserved friends and neighbors. The nonprofit also employs a team of registered dietitians who spend their time in the community helping individuals and families learn to use nutrition as a tool to help prevent or better manage chronic illness. “Our community health dietitians find ways to actively engage our clients so that they more clearly understand the connection between good health and proper nutrition,” said Dr. Debra Carlton, an Atlanta physician with Kaiser Permanente who also serves as Open Hand’s Board President. “Open Hand is about empowering people, and our nutrition education programs are an important part of our formula for success.”

Co-Chairs (center front) Gerry Klaskala, Helen Carlos, Mary Williams and Kevin Rathbun with chefs from the 2012 Party in the Kitchen at the King Plow Event Gallery.

Access to Healthy Meals for Everyone Good Measure Meals™ (GMM), a social enterprise fully owned and operated by Open Hand, generates 20% of the nonprofit’s annual revenue. A gourmet-quality, calorie- and portioncontrolled meal plan, GMM is designed for those who want to manage their weight or are simply looking for a delicious, convenient way to eat healthy. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these meals are donated to Open Hand. “This year Good Measure Meals is projected to generate over $4 million in revenue in support of Open Hand’s work in the community,” said Todd Tautfest, President-elect of Open Hand’s Board of Directors. Local restaurateur Tom Murphy originally created the Good Measure Meals concept in the Open Hand kitchen, selling it to Open Hand in 2005 in order to help the organization create a consistent and much-needed stream of revenue. Open Hand’s profound work has also inspired the involvement of many influential community leaders in helping raise funds for its vital programs. The organization’s two annual signature fundraisers, Dining Out for Life and Party in the Kitchen, both have benefitted from the leadership of these highly engaged supporters. After 25 years of service, Open Hand still operates with the same compassion aBOVE: Cyndae Arrendale, and commitment to the underserved. John Thompson and SALLY And they stand ready to ensure that DORSEY at open hand’s party everyone in our community – regardless in the kitchen of their financial means – has access to fundraiser. proper nutrition. LEFT: todd tautfest and According to Jackie Yeaney, helen carlos at party in the immediate past president for Open kitchen. Hand’s Board, “The key to success has Lynn Crow been that our approach to nutrition aligns Photography with America’s healthcare priorities.” Southern Seasons Magazine


design FINDS

Stylish Seating 4 Gloster’s Dansk lounge chair by Philip Behrens strikes a familiar chord with clean, tapering lines that hark back to a classic Danish furniture design for all seasons. It captured the Interior Innovation Award for 2013, one of the most prestigious honors of the furnishing sector worldwide. 3 Designed by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen, the Ro™ chair is both elegant and simple, with a name that means “tranquility” in Danish. Available in nine specialty colors this September through the Fritz Hansen showroom in NYC.

5 This vintage black metal bench from the 1960s features a watercolor linen seat cushion with bolster pillows at each end. It’s one of the unique furnishings offered at

Inviting Interiors n “the welcoming house: THE ART OF LIVING GRACIOUSLY,” jane schwab and cindy smith (rizzoli NEW YORK, 2013)

Beautifully arranged interiors – marked by subtle color palettes, graceful furniture, and an emphasis on comfort and entertaining – harmonize to create fresh, yet timeless spaces in “The Welcoming House” by designers Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith of Circa Interiors. Walking the reader through homes with their characteristic Southern charm, they share their vision and process, from room flow and furniture plans to the importance of entryways and setting a beautiful table. The lessons also extend from the interior to the garden, as the designers discuss how outside spaces can become natural extensions of the home for entertaining. With 250 dazzling color photographs, the book also offers ideas for arranging rooms to welcome four people as comfortably as 50, establishing multifunctional, adaptable gathering places that are both gracious and functional for the family of the house as well as their guests. 58


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This familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heirloom collection of Mottahedeh china inspired the color palette throughout this lovely home. 62


nspired by the Mottahedeh china collection of homeowners Lynn and James Callihan, designer Kimberly Grigg of Knotting Hill Interiors took on a heady challenge of renovating and redecorating their 15-yearold home in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heirloom china played an integral role in choosing a color palette for the house, with shades of blue accented with

gold, white and cream. From customized display cabinets in the kitchen to intricately designed vignettes throughout the house, the china itself was used as accessories and artwork to blend effortlessly with the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parisian theme. In the dining room, corresponding hues in a range of fabrics, draperies, crown molding, and wall color were chosen to unite the Callihansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; regal dining table and paned-glass display cabinet. Southern Seasons Magazine


A guest bath is transformed with a regal flourish.

The library beckons with relaxed refinement.


The daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suite is delightfully whimsical.

Exquisite cabinetry features intricate detail à la française.

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Kimberly Grigg’s Southern Aesthetic Talented and sought-after designer Kimberly Grigg, CEO and principal designer of Knotting Hill Interiors, creates spectacular dream home interiors throughout the Southeast and beyond. Deeply rooted in southern tradition, Kimberly has evolved a signature approach to livable luxury, helping families live beautifully yet comfortably. She offers design and renovation expertise to homeowners, providing them with inspired ideas and design solutions. “My mission is to create spaces that are genteel, welcoming, comfortable, and authentically expressive of the people living in them – with a dash of flair and fun,” said Kimberly, who earned a business degree with an emphasis in interior design at Winthrop College. Her book Secrets of Southern Design is scheduled to be on shelves later this year. To learn more, visit www. or


Rich cream sets the tone in this monochromatic master suite.

Kimberly also redesigned the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s master bedroom, garnished with beautiful chandeliers from a French-style market, as well as a princess-style childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room; two guest bedrooms with rich textiles and ornate accessories; and an upstairs bar area conceptualized for hosting events at home. The installation features new, customized furniture melded with breathtaking antiques; lengthy amounts of

hand-painted draperies in every room offering an air of a royal court; detailed, hand-painted walls and ceilings; and a wet bar custom-designed to give off the appearance of an impressive, oversized armoire. The result: a redesigned home that merges fine European chic essence with a familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American lifestyle.

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Finishing touch Fleurs pattern crystal minaudiere from the wedding collection. Available at

Bouketik pattern crystal clutch from the wedding collection. Available at

Tuxedo crystal cake minaudiere from the wedding collection. Available at

Weaveme chrome glace satin sandal with Swarovski crystal elements. Available at Stuart Weitzman.


Surreal silver supple kid evening sandal. Available at Stuart Weitzman.

Disclose silver specchio evening shoe with crystal heels. Available at Stuart Weitzman.


Inbal Dror available at Joan Pillow Bridal.

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joan pillo Ivanka Trump mixed size freshwater cultured pearl necklace with signature oval diamond clasp. Available at Neiman Marcus.

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w bridal Ivanka Trump crossover earrings in white gold with South Sea pearl and diamonds. Available at Neiman Marcus.

Tiffany archivesinspired brooch of round and cushioncut diamonds from the 2013 Blue Book Collection. Available at Tiffany & Co.

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Tiffany diamond corsage drop earrings of baguette and round brilliant diamonds in platinum from the 2013 Blue Book Collection. Available at Tiffany & Co.


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Tiffany archivesinspired brooch of round and cushioncut diamonds from the 2013 Blue Book Collection. Available at Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany fringe necklace of round and baguette diamonds in platinum from the 2013 Blue Book Collection.

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Romona KeveŽa


elebrating the joy of dressing up, Keveža’s Wedgewood blue silk taffeta ball gown is an ode to the grand, sweeping gestures of Christian Dior and Charles James. Southern Seasons style editor Gail O’Neill captured the dramatic beauty of this couture design during her whirlwind trip to Bridal Fashion Week in New York.


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or the Spring 2014 collections, Anne Barge was inspired by the couture and architectural romance of the past. Imagine the soft pastels and sense of lightness as evoked by the Impressionist painter Claude Monet, with particular attention paid to Monetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision and breathtaking interpretations of his opulent gardens at Giverny, France.

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Dare to Wear

by gail o’neill

White Who knew Elizabeth Taylor’s eighth-time’s-a-charm approach to holy matrimony would revolutionize an entire institution?


rom her fairy tale ball gowns to Grecian columns, long white veils to flowers in her hair and dresses that covered a spectrum from buttercup yellow to olive green – Elizabeth Taylor’s sartorial choices on her wedding days shattered existing notions about what a bride ought to wear for an encore performance. “There was a time when women getting married for the second time learned to be content with a pale blue suit, an elopement and maybe a cake if they wanted to push the envelope,” says bridal couturier Anne Barge, “but now that times have changed, every bride has license to do as she pleases.” And that alone, says Amy Saltzman, an event designer who specializes in weddings at A Legendary Event, is reason to celebrate. “I haven’t found that second-time brides approach their wedding days any differently than first-time brides. And that makes me very happy, because every bride deserves to feel blissful, festive and officially bridal.” But what can change as a woman evolves is her idea of the perfect dress. “At 45, you want to show the new you,” recalls Denise Malausséna of the ivory, floor length, lace halter gown she wore to her destination wedding in Spain. “Since I had my big poofy princess dress the first time, I wanted a more formfitting dress for my second wedding. And I definitely wanted whatever I wore to look like a wedding dress – not some shy excuse of an outfit as if I needed to downplay a


second wedding – because that would not have been nice to my new hubby or me!” Another custom brides are refusing to forfeit the second time around is covering their heads. “Veils no longer carry the connotations of chastity and purity they once did,” points out Amy Bending, the bridal specialist at A Legendary Event. “These days, they’re as much a fashion statement as they are a statement about a bride’s virtue.” And “whether with a classic veil or a birdcage,” Bending says, the majority of her brides choose to honor the tradition. Of course, there are those like event planner Helene Popowski of Helene & Company, whose attitude toward convention can be summed up in two words: rules-schmules! “Everybody is over the rules when it comes to appropriate bridal wear. Every bride wants to differentiate herself, which is fine, as long as it’s done in good taste.” As it happens, unerring taste is exactly what made Saltzman’s boldest bride her most unforgettable. “She was a philosophy major whose philosophy was ‘I look great in black’ – so she wore a stunning black Vera Wang gown on her wedding day!” Saltzman remembers. Yet for all her avant-garde leanings, Saltzman’s bride ultimately wanted what every bride wants whether getting married for the first or fourth time: to look and feel beautiful. Whether she dares to wear black, white...or a pale blue suit.

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Wedding of the Season


rom kumquats in the cocktails to over 6,000 cherry blossoms woven through a magnificent arbor created on the verdant grounds at The Estate in Buckhead, this Wedding of the Season was resplendent with a thousand tiny details all reflecting the tastes of bride-to-be Alison Bloom and her mother, Sandra Baldwin. This March 30 romantic event was nearly a year in the planning as mother and daughter enjoyed every playful and esthetic decision for countless selections! The groom, Tim Crawford, was more than delighted and relieved to support his bride-to-be and mother-in-law with all of the planning details. Vibrant and elegant was their goal. With the expert guidance of wedding planner Susan Forehand, the process went from

overwhelming to a well orchestrated progression. Sandra entrusted the all-important wedding cake to pastry chef Anne Sineath and captured the day with the globally renowned photography of Denis Reggie. The entire suite of stationery, from invitations to thank-you cards and magnificent fanshaped wedding programs adorned with orange ribbons, were all selected with the charming assistance of Kathy Davidson with Paces Papers. Alison’s classically beautiful wedding gown was created by Monique Lhuillier from Joan Pillow Bridal, and her reception party dress was from Anne Barge Bridal. The outstanding choice of brilliant orange with accents of yellows and pinks were the bride’s picks to reflect her vision of nuptial glam. Alison’s fun-loving personality was the joyful center of Southern Seasons Magazine


attention as friends and family celebrated this gorgeous and fabulous once-in-a-lifetime event. The festivities were attended by more than 200 guests who were overwhelmed and delighted by the amazing decor created by event coordinator and dear family friend, Tony Conway. Also in attendance were the couple’s adorable Pug pooches, walked down the aisle by close family friend and animal activist David York. Both Tobie and Sasha were dressed to the nines in bridal attire. For “something borrowed and something blue,” Sandra loaned her daughter a blue sapphire band ring which Alison wore the entire wedding day. An especially sweet touch was added as the ring bearer carried the rings on Alison’s white satin baby pillow that Sandra had kept for all these years. The couple honeymooned at the Grace Bay Club on the Turks and Caicos Islands before setting up their new home in Dallas, Texas, where Tim works in the heavy equipment sales industry. The groom’s cake, also created by Anne Sineath, was a special gift from his step-mother, Mrs. Douglas Crawford. It was a whimsical and delectable creation, topped with a toy tractor mounding a garnish of shaved chocolate.

Alison with Tobie and Sasha.


Alison and Tim with her parents, Sandra and Daniel Baldwin Jr. Southern Seasons Magazine


Alison with her brother Drew Baldwin.


The brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cousin Preston Maddox presented wedding rings on Alisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baby pillow.

Alison and Tim with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Clifford Crawford.

Mother of the bride Sandra Baldwin was glowing with pride and happiness throughout the beautiful event.

Vibrant color and a beautiful setting were created by event coordinator and dear family friend, Tony Conway.

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Perkins ~ Cooley Jenna Perkins and Peter Cooley tied the knot on June 16, 2012, in a beautiful ceremony at the Atlanta History Center. “The wedding was truly the best day of our lives,” said Jenna, who walked down the aisle in a Monique Lhuillier gown. “We wanted the event to reflect our personalities and our love for each other and it exceeded our expectations.” Magnolia Events & Planning coordinated the event, with cuisine by Sandra’s Added Touch Catering and flowers by Arrangements. The newlyweds met at the University of Michigan, where they both graduated. Jenna recently graduated from Georgia State University College of Law and will join the Atlanta-based law firm Arnall Golden Gregory LLP in the fall as an associate. Peter is a student in the MBA program at Georgia State University. He worked at Turner Sports and HBO Sports, where he received an Emmy Award for his work on 24/7 Mayweather-Marquez, a boxing television series. The couple honeymooned in Argentina and Uruguay. They reside in Atlanta. Photography by Picture This! Photography 84

Roundy ~ Minc Ronica Roundy and Michael Minc were united in marriage Feb. 18, 2012, at the Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta. The lovely ceremony was officiated by Kris McDaniel from Trinity Anglican Mission, with musical accompaniment by the After Five String Quartet. Gorgeous in a gown from Impressions, Ronica raved about the amazing talent who made her wedding day picture-perfect, from the cuisine and decor by Bold American to the cakes by Confection Perfection. Simply Charming Socials wonderfully coordinated the day. The newlyweds enjoyed a fairytale honeymoon to Costa Rica, where they spent a week white water rafting, zip lining, hiking, horseback riding and lounging along the beach. The groom is an account rep for a Fortune 500 company. The bride is a sales rep for a private financial firm. They reside in Marietta.

Photography by Pam Jones of Paris Mountain Photography

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Weddings Montgomery ~ Wilson Velera Montgomery and Marcus Wilson were united in marriage Sept. 15, 2012, at the St. Ives Country Club in Stockbridge. They were surrounded by the love and fellowship of family and friends at the chic wedding, the bride radiant in a gown by Enzoani from A Formal Affair. “Velera and Marcus are two fun spirited people who love to laugh and have a good time,” said photographer Sonya Yim, who captured the big day. “Seeing how they both love through smiles and laughter just warmed my soul.” The newlyweds donated all of the floral designs from their ceremony, beautifully arranged by Carithers Flowers, to a local hospice. They honeymooned in Aruba. Marcus is a network engineer and Velera is a marketing manager. They couple lives in Johns Creek. Photography by Sonya Yim

cake by Sugar Kneads Cakery


Ogle ~ Krenn Sarah Ogle and Joseph Krenn were united in marriage July 13, 2012, at Kimball Hall. The bride walked down the aisle in a gown by Pronovias from Bride Beautiful, with ceremonial music by the Luna Strings Trio. For their big day, the couple decided to go for Southern chic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; complete with a sweet tea station, a Coke station and milk glass table centerpieces. The hot pink and navy blue color scheme carried through the wedding, from the bridesmaid dresses by Alfred Sung and the bouquets by Hollands Flowers to the Chinese lanterns and wishing tree. Avalon Catering provided the cuisine, with specialty cupcakes designed by Katie Pfister at Sweet Peeps Bakery. The newlyweds honeymooned in Paris. They reside in Virginia, where the groom is the general Manager/COO at Farmington Country Club, and the bride is an event planner.

Photography BY Alecia Lauren Photography

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Toast Worthy Carolyn & Rhett Tanner Celebrating 46 years November 11

Judy & Dr. Ronald Goldstein Celebrating 57 years August 26 88


Kay and Ron Quigley Celebrating 11 years June 1

Carol and Peter Abreu Celebrating 15 years May 2 Southern Seasons Magazine


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Cause Partiesfora


June 1 Cocktail party and silent auction at Mason Murer Fine Art to benefit homeless youth served by CHRIS Kids. Call 404/486-9034.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year Celebration

June 8 This amazing night at the Loews Atlanta Hotel begins with a silent auction and reception followed by a live auction and dinner. Tickets $150. To attend or donate, visit


June 8 8 PM-midnight. The Artemis Guild of Young Professionals celebrates Fernbank’s 20th anniversary with a “Wild Safari” of live music, auction and food

honoring Ryan Smith Dunlap and Sam Dunlap. Kirsten Travers-Uyham and John Uyham, and Reid and Kirk Willingham, chairs. 404/929-6404.


June 8 Enjoy an elegant evening of cocktails, silent auction, dinner and dancing to Grapevine at the Country Club of Roswell. Proceeds fund the preservation of Bulloch Hall. Call Pam Billingsley at 770/992-1731.


June 8 The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will recognize the best of the region’s 2012 TV productions at the 39th awards dinner. Monica Pearson will host the awards. Contact Sarah Petermann at, or Kay Butler at Visit



June 13 6 PM. Two prominent

at Fernbank June 8

Lost Oasis Honorary Chairs Sam and Ryan Smith Dunlap.


Co-chairs Jeffrey McQuithy, Louise Sams, Lila Hertz and Ken Britt.


June 9 6 PM. The Georgia State School of Music presents a gourmet three-course dinner at 103 West. Singers from the 2012 Harrower Summer Opera Workshop and special guest artist Sylvia McNair. Silver ticket $120; Gold ticket $150; Platinum ticket $250. Benefits Opera Studies at GSU. 404/413-5914 or


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business leaders will be honored by the Atlanta Father’s Day Council at this annual dinner at The RitzCarlton, Atlanta. $250. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Call Jessica Crumpton, Associate Director, at 404/3207100 x3057, or JCrumpton@


June 13 5:30-8:30 PM. An evening of high-energy spelling competition and Scrabble playing, plus great

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at the American Cancer Society Center August 26 food, music and a silent auction at the Fox Theatre, to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta.

and caregivers. Toni Moceri, chair; Jenny Pruitt and Joanne Truffelman, co-chairs. dancingstarsofatlanta.




June 15 Gala dance competition at Loews Atlanta Hotel pairs 10 celebrity dancers with 10 professional dancers, all raising funds by gaining votes. Proceeds support the programs and services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their families

com. 404/728-6046.

June 27 10 AM-1:30 PM. The luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead features health exhibits, educational breakout sessions, silent auction and a heart-healthy lunch. Contact Sarah MacPhail at 678/224-2065 or sarah.macphail@


July 20 7-10 PM. 7th annual fundraiser for Atlanta Lab Rescue at Mason Murer Fine Art will feature refreshments, a silent auction featuring pet-centric art, trips and other surprises.


July 20 7 PM. The 2013 gala will celebrate “A Love Note to Broadway” with film, dance, theatre, art and music at the InterContinental Atlanta. Guests can enjoy a cocktail reception, entertainment, an elegant dinner and silent auction. Curley M. Dossman Jr. and Joseph R. Bankoff, co-chairs. $500. Contact Judy Hanenkrat at 404/730-6369 or

“CHRISTMAS IN JULY” PARTY July 23 Santa for Seniors is

throwing its annual party at the Ritz Residences. Guests bring new, unwrapped gifts for seniors to be given during holiday meal deliveries.

The Arthritis Foundation’s

Crystal Ball October 19 at the The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead


he Arthritis Foundation’s 32nd Annual Crystal Ball is sure to make a splash Oct. 19 at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, with a “Magical Sea” theme. Co-chairs Susan McCaffrey and Dot Stoller announced plans 404/351-3889.

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Aug. 17 This 4th annual gala at UGA’s Stegeman Coliseum raises money to help more than 10 million people affected by cancer today. $150.

for the gala at a kick-off luncheon, with special guest Meredith Boyd, a national spokesperson for the Arthritis Foundation and a former Mrs. Georgia International. The “Magical Sea” theme, according to the co-chairs, reflects the healing power of water, the sea and thalassotherapy, as seawater is full of mineral elements that positively affect treatment of arthritis and inflammation of the joints. Tony Brewer’s talent will transform the venue into a setting of oceanic majesty. Ball honorees are Carole and John Harrison and Northside Hospital. For reservations, call 678237-4468 or e-mail mespy@


Aug. 17 Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society features a reception and silent auction followed by dinner and dancing at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Tickets $125. 770/429-0089.


Aug. 18 An evening of gourmet food and fine wine at the Cherokee Town & Country Club to benefit Share Our Strength. An amazing five-course dinner will be prepared by five of Georgia’s top chefs with wine perfectly paired by five of Georgia’s best sommeliers. Visit or call 770/436-5151.

JEFFREY FASHION CARES Aug. 26 Atlanta’s premier

charitable fashion event, founded by renowned retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky, will feature a pre-show reception, fashion show and silent and live auctions in the lobby of the American Cancer Society Center. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Atlanta AIDS Fund. Visit or call 404/420-2997.

Crystal Ball honorees Carole and John Harrison with ball co-chairs Susan McCaffrey and Dot Stoller. Left: Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef with Patron Party cochairs Juli Owens and Brenda Smith. Right: Guest speaker Meredith Boyd with Leadership Council member Sandra Edwards. Below left: Kate Allen, Patron Party co-chair Cheryl Espy and Elizabeth Spiegel. Below right: Cecilia and Allen Wright, 2012 ball co-chairs. Allen Wright is now chairing the Metro Atlanta Leadership Council for the Arthritis Foundation. Southern Seasons Magazine


On the

Horizon september LEGACY AWARDS GALA

Sept. 7 Big Brothers Big Sisters

of Metro Atlanta presents its 19th annual black-tie awards dinner at The St. Regis, with a reception, silent auction, dinner and awards presentation.



Sept. 7 6:30 PM. The Center for Puppetry Arts’ fundraiser promises an entertaining evening at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, with an auction, cuisine and a puppetry performance. 404/881-5118.

Garden of Eden Ball Patron Party

Sept. 12 This exclusive party will be at the beautiful garden and home of Shearon and Taylor Glover. Garden of Eden Ball donors at the Patron level and above are invited. Contact the ball coordinator at

cwilliams@atlantabotanicalgarden. org or 404/591-1537.

SOS DINE OUT for no kid hungry

Sept. 15-21 Participating

restaurants will raise funds to support No Kid Hungry™, Share Our Strength’s national campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

Carlton, Buckhead, featuring a Neiman Marcus fashion show and runway performance from Atlanta Ballet dancers. For ticket prices and hostess information, visit or call


404/873-5811, ext. 213.

all-white attire can enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by chefs from some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants. Highlights of the evening at the King Plow Arts Center include silent and live auctions. Benefits Open Hand.


Sept. 19 Guests dressed in 404/419-3333.

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Sept. 20 7:30 PM. Enjoy dinner, cocktails and dancing, plus a raffle and live auction, at this fundraiser for the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine at Mason Murer Art Gallery. Honorary chairs: Laura and David Green. Party chairs: Danielle and Jim Poppens.


Sept. 23 11:30 AM. The Atlanta Ballet kicks off its season at this 15th annual luncheon at The Ritz-

Sept. 28 6-10 PM. 13th annual gala at the Georgia Aquarium benefiting CHRIS Kids’ programs and services. Co-chairs Bernadette Faber and John Nabodny. chriskids. org. 404/564-3411.


Sept. 28 6:30 PM. The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s black-tie benefit, themed “Circus,” features cocktails and a three-course dinner under the Big Top. Ball co-chairs Ginger Dixon Molloy and Susan Been. Honoree Mary Wayne Dixon. 404/591-1537.

Polo for Parkinson’s

Sept. 29 2 PM. Wilkins Parkinson’s Foundation presents a day of polo at Chukkar Farm and Polo Club, with music, food, silent auction and “best hat” contest. Benefits Parkinson’s disease awareness. poloforparkinso​


Oct. 5 7 PM. The Latin American Association presents the silver anniversary of the ball at the InterContinental Atlanta. The black-tie event, themed “A glamourous walk through the past,” features Latin cuisine, a live Latin orchestra and silent auction. Benefits the programs and services offered by the LAA. 404/638-1823 or apascual@


Oct. 10 8th annual fundraiser at the Georgia Aquarium, with fine wines, gourmet fare, live music, and live, silent and wine auctions. Supports veterinary services through the Correll Center for Aquatic Animal Health.

aquavino. 404/581-4000.


Oct. 18 This black-tie evening celebrating and supporting ALS research will be held at the InterContinental Hotel, with cocktails and music followed by a seated dinner with live entertainment and a live and silent auction.

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Oct. 19 The Arthritis Foundation’s 32nd annual benefit will be at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. Carole and John Harrison, honorees. Corporate honoree, Northside Hospital. 678/237-4468. arthritis.


Sip of the South

Oct. 19 6 PM. Annual fundraiser on the grounds of historic Bulloch Hall in Roswell with dinner and music. $45. 770/992-1731 ext. 7.

Front row: Aida Flamm, Guild co-chairs Gigi Pedraza and Barbarella Diaz, and Augusto Michael Trujillo. Back row: Lois Beserra, Patty Webb, Ralph Trujillo, Karla Arriola, AnnieYork Trujillo, Enrique Dorta and Teresa Torres. 94

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Co-chairs Martha Jo Katz, Miriam Hirsch (seated) and Ava Wilensky.

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at the InterContinental Atlanta November 9 ATLANTA OPERA BALL

Oct. 26 “Puccini’s Palazzo,” themed after the season’s opening production, “Tosca,” will feature a gourmet dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions at the St. Regis Atlanta. $350 per person (tickets available August 1). Chris Casey and Doug Weiss, chairs. Call Allison Deniro at 404/591-2928.


Oct. 26 7:30 PM. An evening of fun at The Manor Country Club to benefit Canine Assistants, with dinner and silent and live auctions. Preceded by a golf tournament on Oct. 26. Visit or call 678/469-5588.

NOVEMBER a meal to remember 2013

Nov. 1 Black-tie event presented

by Senior Citizens Services of Metro Atlanta at The St. Regis Atlanta. Benefits Meals on Wheels Atlanta. Marlene Alexander, Nancy Brown, Tony Conway, co-chairs. 404/351-3889.


Nov. 2 7 PM. The Shepherd Center’s black-tie benefit, “The Future is Now,” at The RitzCarlton, Buckhead includes a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and entertainment.

Karen Spiegel, chair. McKee and Sally Nunnally, honorary chairs. Call 404/350-7302.


Nov. 2 7 PM. Party with a purpose at Fernbank Museum of Natural History to raise funds for The Link Counseling Center with dinner and a stunning IMAX movie. Tickets $200. Call Kathy Jernigan at 404/256-9797 or



Nov. 9 7-10 PM. Benefit evening for The Joseph C. Monastra Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research at the Michael C. Carlos Dance Center will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a fine art silent auction.

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Nov. 9 7 PM. The William Breman Jewish Home gala at the InterContinental Atlanta will honor the past presidents of the Auxiliary. Benefits the William Breman Jewish Home and its Auxiliary. Call Carole Shovers at 404/751-2269.


School Guild will hold its 40th annual gala at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven. Liza Jancik and Mary Anne Massie, co-chairs. 404/695-5131.

Linda M. Morris (Oct. 6, 1947-April 15, 2013), President & CEO of Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities.

A Tribute to Linda M. Morris BY KARIN SMITHSON Linda Morris changed my life. I know countless people are saying the same as we grieve the loss of our dear friend, colleague and sister. A dynamic visionary in the Atlanta nonprofit community with roots in Lavonia, Ga., Linda carried a big city’s bold dedication to progress, wrapped inside a small town’s humble spirit of sincerity. From her tireless work as Scottish Rite’s Director of Community Relations to her 19 years of dedicated service to Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC), Linda Morris was a champion for children and families. Because of her, ARMHC has seen exponential growth, and we all have gained a richer, more meaningful life experience as members of that family. Linda also faithfully carried with her a deep love for her own family, so anyone who spent time with her heard proud updates of her beloved sister, Libby; brother-in-law, Lee; nephew, Ryan; and niece, Caroline. Caroline considered her aunt to be a “second Mom,” remembering, “She believed in me even when I struggled to believe in myself. Her giving spirit seemed to always be present.” Linda’s colleague, and dear friend, Kim Cunningham (ARMHC VP of Operations) shared a close connection with her and talked about life with Linda during the final weeks of her 17-month battle with breast cancer: “Linda and I had a feeling that this wasn’t going to turn out like we wanted it to,” remembers Kim, “but we talked about how we see families every day going through difficult times just like this, and they are so brave. So, we knew there was no option, but to be brave too – to honor them.” This is why Linda will be missed – she was loyal, genuine and caring and connected her life to those around her. She changed people’s lives with vision and grace and is best remembered for her seamless way of connecting people together. Her legacy will live on for generations because of the relationships that she formed, the houses that she helped build for families who need them, and the community in which she lived, which will continue to have a stronger heartbeat because Linda was in it. Southern Seasons Magazine


5 Chefs | 5 Sommeliers | 7 Years | 1 Goal

NO KID HUNGRY Sunday, August 18, 2013

Join Share Our Strength’s Give Me Five benefit to support our No Kid Hungry campaign’s fight to end childhood hunger in America.

Cherokee Town & Country Club 155 W Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30305

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Join us for this highly anticipated annual dinner featuring five of Georgia’s finest chefs who will prepare an exclusive and tantalizing five-course dinner with wine perfectly paired by five of Georgia’s best sommeliers. Each extraordinary course will be accompanied by commentary from our chefs and sommeliers. One in five children in America struggles with hunger, but together, we can make No Kid Hungry a reality. | 770.436.5151 GR E E NBE RG TR AUR IG L L P


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3 Seen Around Town

1. The Atlanta Opera Patron Luncheon was hosted by the 2013 Atlanta Opera Ball chairs Doug Weiss (second from left) and Chris Casey (far right) pictured here with Mara Maddox and Michael Ford.

2. Bloomingdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lenox Square hosted The Atlanta Opera Patron Luncheon in April. In attendance were Vernell Washington, Inez James and Melodi Ford. 3. In attendance at the Cathedral Antiques Show was Jennifer Boles, author of The Peak of Chic blog website, and Barry Hutner, owner of Parc Monceau Antiques. 4. Danielle Rollins, author of Soiree, was a guest lecturer at the Cathedral Antiques Show.


5. Back on the Farm chair Sally Dorsey is pictured with Tony Conway of A Legendary Event at a committee luncheon for the Atlanta History Center fundraiser. 6. Seen at the committee luncheon for the Back on the Farm fundraiser were Jimmy Adams and Dottie Smith. 7. Dot Stoller and Aimee Chubb were among the guests at the Back on the Farm committee luncheon.


8. Honorary chairs Mike and Liz Troy, event chair Natalie Miller, Atlanta Symphony Associates president Sylvia Davidson and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra president Stanley Romanstein participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony held at the Decoratorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Show House & Gardens Opening Night Party in April.

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Tony Brewer Salutes Tony Brewer and Company is grateful to partner with organizations that endeavor to make Atlanta a healthier, more beautiful place. These foundations are an active

Front row: Lauren Sabo, Live Thrive; and Rebecca King, Epilepsy Foundation. Second row: Peggy Ratcliffe, Live Thrive; Janet Dockery, Tony Brewer & Company; Randi Layne, Chelco Foundation; and Tracy Dean, Epilepsy Foundation. Third row: Helen Carlos, Devereux; Cecelia Wright, Arthritis Foundation; John Brock, Usher’s New Look; and Mary Brock, Usher’s New Look. 100


2012 Party Chairs part of what makes Atlanta such a wonderful city, and Tony Brewer and Company is excited to continue our partnerships in the coming years.

Front row: Charmaine Ward, National Black Arts Festival; and Emily Heer, Tony Brewer & Company. Second row: Heather Flint, Atlanta Opera; Stephanie Russel, National Black Arts Festival; Cayla Priest, Tony Brewer & Company; and Sally Hauptfuhrer, Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auxiliary of Piedmont Hospital. Third row: Patricia Dickey, Zoo Atlanta; Eileen Gordon, Southern Seasons Magazine; Tony Brewer, Tony Brewer & Company; and Leigh Welch, Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auxiliary of Piedmont Hospital. Southern Seasons Magazine |101

Southern Seasons publisher and editor Eileen Gordon and Cobb Galleria Centre general Manager and ceo Michele Swann. Ashley Feibish and Robyn Walton from Atlanta Fine Homes and Lisa Fuller.

cobb energy performing arts centre Managing Director Michael Taormina, Rebecca Bily, and linda and steve selig.


Seasons Celebrates at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Every issue of Southern Seasons Magazine is cause for celebration. We were overwhelmed when Michele Swann, CEO of the Cobb Galleria Centre, invited us to launch our spring 2013 issue at a glamorous cocktail reception in March. It was a fabulous party enjoyed by all. Thanks to Michele, Michael Taormina, Walter Kiley and Karen Caro for hosting such a gorgeous event.

Gary Snyder, Ellen Monk and John Mayoue.


John Singleton, Rick Pollard and Jane Dean.

Cindy Wall of PNC Bank, James Wall, Marsha mayoue, and Bill and Cindy Voyles.

Joanne Truffelman and Jack sawyer.

Lisa borders and andrea smith.

Martha Jo Katz and Tony Conway. Dot Stoller and Deborah Marshall.

drs. Dina and john giesler.

Mary Norwood and Dr. william Torres.

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Above: Billy Shore, Pano Karatassos and George McKerrow. Right: Claudia Garner, Deanna Whidby, Ashley Wood and Alanna Cromk. Below: Chris and Terri Moten.

25th Anniversary of

Taste of the



ringing together the city’s finest chefs and philanthropists to help stop childhood hunger, Share Our Strength’s 25th Annual Taste of the Nation Atlanta was held this spring at the Georgia Aquarium. Guests were treated to gourmet cuisine from 50 of Atlanta’s top restaurants, as well as wine tastings, live entertainment and auctions at the elegant evening, chaired by Pano Karatassos and George McKerrow.

Allison Palestrini, Pano Karatassos, Gov. Nathan Deal, Sandra Deal, George McKerrow, Gina McKerrow, John Mariani and Billy Shore.


Gary Snyder and Ellen Monk.

Louise Chang and Dr. Harry Atallah.

Bryan Brooks, Lisa Borders and John Haupet.

White Coat Grady Gala


ith a sold-out attendance of more than 750 guests, the Grady Health Foundation’s 3rd Annual White Coat Grady Gala raised $1,010,000 for Grady Health System. This year’s donations and attendance exceeded

Co-chairs Mary and John Brock.

two previous years as a testament to the community’s commitment to Grady. The fundraising event also honored Atlanta’s Healthcare Heroes with a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony held at the Georgia Aquarium. Video testimonials and standing ovations were given as the honorees accepted their awards. photography by ninh chau

Co-chairs Barbarella and Rene Diaz.

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Charlcie Forehand with Bill Rawlings, VP and managing broker of the North Atlanta office, and Karen Salter.

Betsy Akers, the #1 agent in the Individual Agent category, was congratulated by Jenny Pruitt and Nancy See.

High Honors Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty congratulated a number of the firm’s award-winning agents at the Atlanta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club banquet at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The Board of Realtors awards represent the highest honors in Atlanta residential real estate.

Neal Heery with Burma Weller, the #3 agent in the New Homes division, and David Boehmig, president and founder of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

Above: Jack Sawyer admired a Saks Fifth Avenue model and the adoptable puppy she presented during the fashion show. Left: William Shaheen, president of the Atlanta Humane Society, with sponsor Jenny Pruitt of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, and her two Shih Tzus “Molly” and “Murphy.” Chair Cindy Voyles introduced one of the wonderful puppies available for adoption.

Haute Hounds and Couture Cats

Fashion Show

Four-legged fashionistas stole the spotlight at the Haute Hounds and Couture Cats benefit luncheon, hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipps Plaza. Saks generously donated 5% of sales to the Atlanta Humane Society in addition to presenting a dazzling fashion show of American and European designs.


Above: Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, David Driskell and Thelma Driskell. Right: Monica Pearson.

Driskell Prize



he ninth annual Driskell Prize Dinner took place at the High Museum of Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wieland Pavilion in April. Named after the renowned African-American artist and art scholar David C. Driskell, the prize recognizes a scholar or artist in the beginning or middle of his or her career whose work makes an original and important contribution to the field of African-American art or art history. Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee was the 2013 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize.

Right: Michael Harris and Yolanda Head. Below: David Driskell, Rhonda Matheison and Ingrid Saunders Jones.

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Symphony Gala Above: Wendell and Sylvia Davidson (Sylvia is president of Atlanta Symphony Associates) with Belinda Massafra (former Atlanta Symphony Associates president) and Gino Massafra. Above right: Atlanta Falcons offensive guard/gala honorary chair Justin Blalock, Shannon Romanstein, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra president Stanley Romanstein, Jack D’Alessio and Bailey Romanstein. Jeff Roffman Photography

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s third annual Symphony Gala at the High Museum of Art was an unforgettable night of music and humor, featuring a sold-out performance by Steve Martin and bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers along with the ASO. Guests at the black-tie event also enjoyed a cocktail party, seated dinner and dancing, and a high-end auction. Delectable southern handmade pies and a dueling piano performance by The Andrew Brothers capped the evening. The gala benefits the ASO and its education and community programs.

David Landis, Maria Landis, Polyxeni Potter and Morris Potter.

Marian Goldberg and Michael Graves.


Experiencing Art in Architecture


Chris Casey, Doug Weiss, Toni Schenk and Preston Wilson.

The Michael C. Carlos Museum celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 1993 expansion designed by Michael Graves, paying tribute to his direct and lasting contribution to Emory University. Graves served as honorary chair of the museum’s signature annual fundraiser.

Atlanta Ballet Ball

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Left: Charles Brewer and ball chair Ginny Brewer. Right: Millie Smith, ball chair Patrice Greer and Vicki Palmer.

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This year’s sold-out Atlanta Ballet Ball was the most successful to date, raising more than $400,000 to support the Atlanta Ballet and its Centre for Dance Education. Held at The St. Regis Atlanta, with gorgeous décor by A Legendary Event, the black-tie gala featured a “Bold Exquisite Evening” of dining and dancing, plus live and silent auctions and a special dance performance by Company members, including Thom Panto and Yoomi Kim. Atlanta philanthropist Audrey Morgan was honored for her patronage.

Elegant Salute This year’s Elegant Salute at the Georgia Museum of Art netted more than $105,000 through sponsorships and ticket sales, the majority of which will support exhibitions and programming. Betsy Dorminey and K. Paige Carmichael served as co-chairs, and Julie Roth chaired the fundraising committee with the support of many volunteers.

Sarah and Chris Peterson, event co-chair K. Paige Carmichael and John Ahee.

Blair Dorminey, event co-chair Betsy Dorminey and Dr. Asen Kirin.

The event celebrated the work of De Wain Valentine, whose human-scale sculptures were on view in the galleries. Guests entered the museum through the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden and were invited to select a handmade mask for the evening, recalling Truman Capote’s famous black and white fête. Local artist John Ahee, with help from the décor committee, chaired by Sandi Turner, designed 300 unique masks. Southern Seasons Magazine




2 1. Deborah Marshall, Dr. John Singleton and Sharon Yokelson pictured at Spring for the Arts. The benefit for Brandon Hall School attracted art lovers and school supporters alike for a night of fabulous food, a silent auction and a live musical performance by students at the quaint Spruill House Gallery. 2. The Alliance Theatre hosted a special breakfast and panel discussion for the corporate and philanthropic community to bring attention to the future of early childhood education and arts in education in Georgia. Panelists included Eddie Meyers, regional president of PNC Bank-Greater Georgia; Susan V. Booth, Alliance Artistic director; Stephanie Blank, A Tony Evening chair; and Mel Ming, president/CEO of Sesame Workshop.


3. Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s GM Joe Hindsley presented the 2013 Crystal Customer Award to Billye Aaron, Hank Aaron’s wife, at the 11th Annual Heritage Celebration. She was honored for her outstanding community achievements at the event, which celebrates the hotel’s relationship with the African-American community. 4. Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Inc. raised more than $300,000 at its inaugural Second Century Circle Breakfast in March which launched the next century of Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts presented the 2013 Changing the World Award to Carol Tomé, CFO & EVP – Corporate Services, The Home Depot Company, shown here with honorary chair Rosalind Brewer. 5. Enjoying the Rwanda Children’s Hospital Night fundraiser at Atlanta Country Day School were Ana Sasser, headmaster Jan Cohen, Siobhan Robbins, and her father Dr. Anthony Robbins.



6. One of the “Top Two Agents Company-wide” among Harry Norman, Realtors 1,000+ associates and the “Top Agent in Georgia for Christie’s International Real Estate,” Bonneau Ansley III (center) is congratulated by Betsy Franks and Harry Norman, Realtors CEO/president Dan Parmer. Ansley is the youngest agent to be honored with a number of the residential profession’s highest awards. Photo by Kim Link.





7. Kate Betts (center) spoke about her new book, Everyday Icon, to a group of Atlanta women at the PNC Wealth Management Kate Betts Luncheon. She’s pictured with Swan House Ball chair Barbara Joiner and PNC Wealth Management SVP Cindy Widner Wall. 8. The Atlanta Humane Society raised nearly $35,000 at its inaugural Society Soiree at WhiteHall Estate in Roswell. Among the guests in attendance were Felicia Gentry, Lynn Martineau, AHS board member Philip Holloway and event coordinator Natalie Holloway. 9. The annual Mardi Gras-themed Starfish Ball raised $130,000 for the nsoro Foundation’s benefit for young people emancipated from foster care. Enjoying the festive evening were Janine Jackson, Jack Sawyer and Lovette Russell. Photo by Lahcen Boufedji. 10. Suzanne Shaw, Kasey Brinson and Marianne Lambert were among the thousands of art lovers who made their way to Mason Murer Fine Arts for the 14th annual Art Papers Art Auction to bid on works from more than 250 famed and emerging artists. Proceeds support Art Papers’ programs, including its award-winning magazine, Art Papers Live!, and new technology and educational initiatives. Photo by Ben Rose.


11. The Preview Party for the 77th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival presented by PNC Bank took place at the Museum of Design Atlanta in Midtown. Guests included the festival’s executive director Brian Hill, the museum’s executive director Laura Flusche, PNC regional president Eddie Meyers, and festival board chair Brant Andrews. Photo by Carlos Bell Photography 12. Marci Ehrlich and Todd Ehrlich at the red carpet and charity event screening of “MURPH: The Protector” this spring at Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16 Theaters. Proceeds benefited Children of Fallen Patriots and The Navy Seal Foundation. Todd is founder of Kill Cliff and executive producer of “MURPH,” a feature-length documentary. Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images.




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aaron’s amphitheatre at laKEWOOD CONCERTS June 6 Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry

June 23 Brad Paisley, Chris

Young, Lee Brice June 27 Pitbull, Kesha June 29 Americanarama Festival of Music: Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket July 12 Lil Wayne, T.I., Future July 14 Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia Line July 20 Unity Tour: 311, Cypress Hill, G. Love and Special Sauce July 25 Vans Warped Tour July 30 Rockstar Energy Drink

Mayhem Festival: Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth July 31 Train, The Script, Gavin DeGraw Aug. 3 Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls Aug. 10 Flashback Festival Aug. 29 Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, Jana Kramer Sept. 12 Depeche Mode 2002 Lakewood Ave., Atlanta.



July 19-Aug. 11 “Give My

Regards to Broadway,” toe-tapping musical with sparkling story and show tunes by George M. Cohan. 7:30 PM Fri. & Sat., 2 PM Sun. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/751-

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June 14-15, 21-23, 28-29 “Hair,”

celebrates the music and culture of the ’60s and ’70s. 8 PM Fri.-Sat. & 3 PM Sun. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza shopping center.


Through June 16 “Seminar,” four

aspiring writers get the education of a lifetime in a class by a famous author. 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. June 27-30 Libby’s at the Express, 7:30 PM. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. actors- 404/607-7469.



Crowder, LeCrae and more.

comedy, presented by Theater of the Stars at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta.


Aug. 20-25 Cole Porter first-class

404/881-2100. 404/252-8960.


June 6-23 “Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class,” street-smart nun teaches the art of cabaret. Aug. 1-18 “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” a musical trip down memory lane, set at a 1958 prom. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain. 800/783-8839. 800/965-9324. June 7-23 “Joseph and the

Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” biblical tale of a young man with a special gift and big adventures. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. August “The Producers,” Mel Brooks’ classic comedy, staged at Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre, Marietta. Dates TBA. 770/469-1105. 404/3779948.



June 19-23 Talent showcase in

downtown Athens featuring 200 bands, plus Artist Market and KidsFest. Outdoor performances are free and open to all ages.

June 7-8 Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy June 26 The Tenors June 29 Joan Rivers July 2 Cyndi Lauper, Hunter Valentine July 21 YES July 28 Weird Al Yankovic Sept. 14 Pet Shop Boys Oct. 18 Chris Mann with ASO Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 800/745-3000.



New Musical,” the amazing story of The Comedian Harmonists who came together in 1920s Germany and took the world by storm with their music and stage antics. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St., NE. 404/733-4650.





Sept. 6-Oct. 6 “Harmony – A

“the velveteen rabbit” Serenbe Playhouse June 7-July 27

“Rumpelstiltskin” Center for Puppetry Arts – Aug. 1-Sept. 8

June 9 Free patriotic musical

celebration at 3 PM at Alpharetta Adult Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road. 678/297-6140.

June 1 Run DMC July 13 Steve Miller Band Sept. 1 Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy

Post-game performances at Turner Field. Free with paid game ticket.

June 12-15 Four days of music

and ministry from more than 70 bands and speakers at Stone Mountain Park, including TobyMac, the Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline,

June 1, 2 A Thibaudet Premiere, Mozart and James MacMillan. June 7, 8 Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy. June 13, 15 Close Encounters!,

Joan Marcus

Rachel York and Company in Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes.”

“Anything Goes” at Fox Theatre – Aug. 20-25 R. Strauss, Holst June 20, 22 Runnicles-VogtBrahms. Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404/733-5000.

ASO SUMMER CONCERTS June 30 Cirque Musica with

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. July 5 All-American Celebration with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta. 404/733-5010.


July 25-Sept. 8 “Les Misérables,”

epic musical. 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville.



6 Ross Mathews 7 Dawes 8 Georgia Music Awards 28 Space Capone 3110 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/8432825.

“BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY” July 9-14 Musical celebration of

the legendary singer/songwriter, presented by Theater of the Stars at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta. 404/881-2100.


CALLANWOLDE’S JAZZ ON THE LAWN CONCERTS June 14 Ike Stubblefield and Friends

June 28 Serenata Band July 12 Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo July 26 Ted Howe Trio with

vocalist Karla Harris Aug. 9 Madoca & Company Outdoor concert series. Bring a blanket and a picnic. 7:30 PM. $20 ($15 advance). Free on-site parking. 980 Briarcliff Road, NE.



Through June 9 “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf” June 13-July 28 “Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat” Aug. 1-Sept. 8 “Rumpelstiltskin” Ongoing “Puppets: The Power of Wonder,” a display of 350 puppets from around the world. Tues.-Sun. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atlanta. 404/873-3391.


Aug. 9-17 “Play it Again Sam,”

Woody Allen’s classic comedy. The Art Place-Mountainview, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770/5163330.


June 10 Sting June 14 Indigo Girls, Joan Baez

June 20 The Heartbreaker Tour: Heart & Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience July 7 Harry Connick Jr. Aug. 8 Victoria Justice Aug. 18 Josh Groban 4469 Stella Dr. at Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/733-5012.



June 1 James Casto, Victoria Banks, Billy Montana. July 6 James Casto, Jesse Terry, Beth Wood, Matt Blanchard. Aug. 3 James Casto, Craig Carothers, Don Henry. 8 PM, first Sat. of each month through Nov., with in-the-round performances. Chukkar Farm & Polo Club, 1140 Liberty Grove Road, Alpharetta. 678/665-0040.

CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN June 23 Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo June 28 The B-52s July 12 The Carolina Chocolate

COBB ENERGY CENTRE June 6 Legend of Zelda:

Symphony of the Goddesses

June 8 Kevin James June 15 Daniel Tosh, 7 & 9:30 PM June 28 Bill Cosby July 12 Village People 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta.


the Musical,” teen performance at 8 PM Thurs., 2 & 7 PM Sun. Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, Zaban Park, MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678/812-4002.

Drops with Keller Williams July 19 Boz Scaggs July 26 An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group Aug. 9 Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin Aug. 10 Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers with Railroad Earth Aug. 18 Roger Hodgson: The Legendary Voice of Supertramp Atlanta Botanical Garden. Gates open at 7 PM, shows begin at 8 PM on the Great Lawn. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE. 404/876-


company j at the mjcca Aug. 1, 4, 8, 11 “Legally Blonde

June 2 Gwen Hughes & The Retro Jazz Kats July 14 A-Town A-List Aug. 4 The Mustangs Sept. 8 Kinchafoonee Cowboys Free outdoor concert series, from 7-8:30 PM at Heritage Green, on the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Bluestone Road. Reserved tables available. 404/851-9111.


June 6-30 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” beloved musical classic, 8 PM Thurs.-Sat. & 2 PM Sun. July 18-Aug. 11 “Treasure Island,” a swashbuckling tale of

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  PERFORMING ARTS skullduggery upon the high seas, 8 PM Thurs.-Sat. & 3 PM Sun. Aug. 17-18 Johnny Cash Now, recreated performance of famous Cash tunes. 8 PM Sat., 3 PM Sun. Aug. 24 The Chuck Wagon Gang, the old Gospel songs, 3 & 8 PM. 101 School St. in the Historic Cumming Public School. 770/781-

Miracles,” a pastor’s daughter struggles with many challenges. 173 14th St. NE, Atlanta. 404/733-

Wendy Melkonian as “ANA.”



June 4 “Kings of the Mic” tour

with LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul June 6 The Postal Service July 9-14 “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” Aug. 2-11 “Dreamgirls” Aug. 20-25 “Anything Goes” Aug. 30 “MythBusters” Sept. 24-29 STOMP 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta.


DELTA CLASSIC CHASTAIN PARK CONCERTS June 5 Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel with ASO

June 15 Joan Baez & Indigo Girls June 28 Straight No Chaser June 29 Just Imagine: A

Symphonic Tribute to John Lennon starring Tim Piper with ASO July 10 Summer Soul Jam in the Park: The Stylistics, The Manhattans, Heatwave, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Peaches & Herb, Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding Sr. July 13 Heads of State: Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant with After 7, Al B. Sure! & Color Me Badd July 19 Anita Baker July 20 Yacht Rock Revue Aug. 7 Regeneration Tour: The Human League, Erasure’s Andy Bell, Howard Jones & Information Society Aug. 9 Gipsy Kings Aug. 10 Under the Sun: Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon & Fastball Aug. 16 Sunset Jazz Festival: Will Downing, Najee & more artists Aug. 17 Sunset Jazz Festival: Eric Benet, Brian Culbertson, Rachelle Ferrell & Hiroshima Aug. 23 Cheech & Chong, War & Tower of Power Sept. 13 Charlie Wilson Sept. 28 Martina McBride

Aug. 24-25 “Misery, Mess &



June 21-July 21 “Metamorphoses.”

“The Book Club Play” Horizon Theatre – Through June 23 Chastain Park Amphitheater, 4469 Stella Dr. at Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/733-5012.


Aug. 2-11 Award-winning musical starring Jennifer Holliday follows an all-girl singing trio from Chicago in their quest for success. Presented by Theater of the Stars at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta. 404/881-2100. 404/2528960.


June 1, 15, 29 Outdoor concerts at Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343

Roberts Dr., $5. 770/394-3322.


Young Artists Summer Shows June 14-15 “Disney’s The AristoCats Kids” July 19-21 “Hairspray!” Aug. 2-4 “Spring Awakening” 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta. 404/876-


14th street playhouse June 15 Anthony Small July 9-Aug. 4 “Shakin’ the

Rafters,” staged by True Colors Theatre Company. A gospel group of sisters go on tour in the era of the Jim Crow laws.

An elderly couple questions if the end of life means the end of love. July 2-20 “Mighty Myths & Legends!” Timeless stories of love, consequence and transformation. Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE. 404/264-


GLOVER PARK CONCERTS June 1 GSO Jazz June 28 Atlanta Pleasure Band July 26 The Grapevine Aug. 23 A1A Sept. 27 The 911 Band

8 PM at Glover Park, 50 Park Square, Marietta. 770/794-5601.


June 26 Juanes July 12 Beyoncé Aug. 4 American Idol® Live! 2013 Sept. 4 Muse

Performing Arts Center June 9 Dance & Arts Showcase Presents “Dance Thru Outer Space,” 11 AM, 1:30 & 4 PM. June 22 Pasidi Poornamma, A Kuchipudi Dance Drama July 27-28 Gwinnett Center International Film Festival Aug. 31 Atl. Chinese August Moon Festival Celebration performance 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.


Theater of the Stars

chamber music in N.C.’s beautiful mountain setting, with 27 concerts by internationally-known musicians, and special events including Grand Opening Receptions, Feasts of the Festival, and Final Gala Concert and Dinner. 828/526-9060.


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Through June 23 “The Book Club Play,” new comedy about life, love and literature. July 12-Aug. 25 “every tongue confess,” fantastical and funny

whodunit blends myth, miracle and magical realism. 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta. 404/584-



June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4 Songwriter-in-the-round

shows in the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Reserved tables available.

Jazz Beneath the Stars

June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 Atlanta Jazz Party concert at Chukkar Farm, 1140 Liberty Grove Road, Alpharetta. 770/645-6844.


June 8 Phil Perry, Jeff Lorber,

Marion Meadows, Joey Sommerville June 15 Donna Hopkins, Diane Durrett, Caroline Aiken Aug. 17 Tommy Talton Sept. 14 Kayla Taylor Jazz Oct. 5 Psycho DeVilles 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.



June 8 Mama’s Blue Dress June 15 Second-Hand Swagger June 29 Cumberland Collective July 6 Villain Family July 13 Waller July 20 Mike Willis July 27 Swami Gone Bananas Live outdoor music at 8 PM at 377 S. Main St., Alpharetta. $15.

BARENAKED LADIES at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – July 26 PhilIPS ARENA

June 10 Fleetwood Mac June 20 New Kids On The Block, 98º, Boyz II Men One Direction Justin Bieber Bruno Mars Selena Gomez 1 Philips Dr., next to CNN Center.

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PINCH ‘N’ OUCH THEATRE June 14-July 6 “The Aliens,”

heartfelt play about friendship, art, love and death. Aug. 9-31 “Scratching,” gritty new play inspired by the love of tattooing. Mature content. 1085 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404/455-1313.


performance, 3 PM, Roswell United Methodist Church. $12-$15.


Aug. 18 Summer Singers


June 28, 30 The 120-voice RUMC

PETER FRAMPTON Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Aug. 13

North, 11420 Crabapple Road.

Sanctuary Choir and 60-member Atlanta Wind Symphony perform an inspiring musical tribute. 7:30 PM Fri., 4 PM Sun. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd. Free ticketed event.


Through June 6 “Dancing at

Lughnasa,” drama about five sisters living in a small Irish village. July 12-Aug. 4 “Once Upon a Mattress,” musical comedy. Shows Thurs., Fri. & Sat. nights and Sun. afternoons. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.



June 1 Blair Crimmins & the Hookers

July 6 Serenata Band Aug. 3 Joe Gransden Big Band Sept. 7 The Revivalists Oct. 5 Randell Bramblett Band 770/396-1726.


Free concerts from 7-9 PM at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road. roswellriversidesounds.

July 9-Aug. 4 “Shakin’ the Rafters,” gospel group of sisters goes on tour in Jim Crow era. Staged at 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. NE, Atlanta. 877/725-

com. 770/641-3705.


June 9 Gathering for singing from

shape note books. 10 AM-3 PM; covered dish dinner at noon. Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 4490 State Bridge Way, Alpharetta.



June 7-July 27 “The Velveteen

Rabbit,” children’s classic. 11 AM Fri. & Sat. June 27-July 14 “A Walk in the Woods,” political drama. 8:30 PM Thurs.-Sun. July 25-Aug. 11 “HAIR: The American Tribal Love - Rock Musical.” 8:30 PM Thurs.-Sun. Each production is set against a unique backdrop: a serene creek, a clearing in the woods, and a beautiful wildflower meadow. Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills.



June 1 Summerland Tour:

Everclear, Live, Filter, Sponge

June 21 Hank Williams Jr., Gregg


July 16-17 Phish July 19 Robert Plant Presents the


Sensational Space Shifters July 20 The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The London Souls July 26 Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Guster, Boothby Graffoe July 27 Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch Aug. 13 Peter Frampton, BB King, Sonny Landreth Aug. 24 STS9, Umphrey’s McGee Sept. 2 Allman Brothers Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Sept. 7 Steely Dan Sept. 28 Fall Out Boy Oct. 8 Fun Encore Park, 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta.

8 PM at Roswell’s Unitarian Universalist Metro Atlanta


June 8 Muriel Anderson July 20 Howard Alden Sept. 14 Laurence Juber


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and Block Party in downtown Alpharetta to raise funds for North Fulton nonprofits.

AJC DECATUR BOOK FEST Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Largest

independent book festival in country, presented by DeKalb Medical on Decatur’s downtown square.


July 4 Patriotic supporters,

rolling hills and live music await the 60,000 participants in this

year’s 44th running of the country’s largest 10K road race, on a 6.2mile-stretch from Lenox Square to Piedmont Park. 404/231-



June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 Familyfriendly street party with music, shopping, dining and festive fun on Canton Street area of Roswell’s Historic District, 5-9 PM.

ALPHARETTA ART IN THE PARK June 29-30, July 27-28, Aug. 24-25 Outdoor artist market,

presented by Gallery 35 at Old Milton Park, 35 Milton Ave. 10 AM-5 PM Sat. & 11 AM-4 PM Sun. Last full weekend of each month,

Mutts N’ Martinis at W Atlanta-Midtown through October. 678/762-1035.



cookout with neighbors, police officers and firefighters, 6-9 PM, Wills Park Equestrian Center, 11915 Wills Road. 678/297-6309.

Saturdays Shop farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, and edible home goods from local raw honey to homemade sauces and jellies. Old Canton Street. 8 AM-12:30 PM Sat., through mid October. 404/402-5389.


pet adoptions, noon to 5 PM, at Wills Park Equestrian Center, 11915 Wills Road, Alpharetta. ARF is the largest pet adoption and educational family fun day in Georgia. Free, requested donation of a bag of Purina dog, cat or horse food. 770/886-5419. June 14 Freaky Friday Pool Party,

6 PM, Alpharetta City Pool Wills Park, $3. 678/297-6100. July 4 July 4th Fireworks and Festivities, 6-10 PM at Wills Park with children’s activities, entertainment, food vendors and fireworks. 1825 Old Milton Pkwy.

678/297-6133. July 16-21 USSSA Fast Pitch

Mayor’s Run and Fun.


8-11 AM, Brookside Office Park Lake, Old Milton Pkwy. Free. Must pre-register. 678/297-6133.

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June 1 Brew Moon SummerFest, 6:30 PM, 35 Milton Ave. 404/4025389. alpharettabusiness June 8 Youth Fishing Derby,

Virginia-Highland Summerfest – June 1-2

Aug. 6 National Night Out, free

World Series, Alpharetta North Park Complex, 13450 Cogburn Road. 678/297-2811. Aug. 2 Friday Night Dive-In, 7:30 PM, Alpharetta City Pool Wills Park, $3. 678/297-6100. Aug. 3 Old Soldier’s Day Race &

June 9 13th annual fair and


935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770/641-3978.


June 19-23 Local talent

showcase in downtown Athens featuring 200 bands, plus Artist Market and KidsFest. Outdoor performances are free and open to all ages. Festival also features film screenings and ticketed Club Crawl on Fri. & Sat. nights. 706/548-



June 22 Featuring a great beer selection, live music, tasty food options and fun attractions, from 4-9 PM at Masquerade Music Park. Ages 21 and up only. $48 ($40 adv.)



Home Games June 3-5 Pittsburgh Pirates June 14-16 San Francisco Giants June 17-20 New York Mets June 28-30 Ariz. Diamondbacks July 2-4 Miami Marlins July 11-14 Cincinnati Reds (Dale Murphy Night on July 11 will feature a pregame ceremony to honor his extraordinary career, as well as a bobblehead giveaway). July 26-28 St. Louis Cardinals July 29-Aug. 1 Colorado Rockies Aug. 9-11 Miami Marlins Aug. 12-14 Philadelphia Phillies Aug. 16-18 Washington Nationals Aug. 27-29 Cleveland Indians Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Miami Marlins Games at Turner Field. 800/745-


Atlanta Food & Wine Festival in Midtown – June 1-2 workshops, performances, kids activities, and self-guided tours. Free admission weekend. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/814-4000.


July 27 3rd annual festival

features local ice cream shops, a kid zone, health and wellness vendors, and food vendors, from 11 AM-6 PM in Piedmont Park.

ATLANTA KIDNEY WALK June 8 National Kidney

Foundation’s community pledge

walk at Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Dr. SE, Atlanta. 770/452-



July 21 Sample innovative tomato dishes and cocktails and enjoy live music at this annual event created by JCT. Kitchen & Bar’s owner/ chef Ford Fry to benefit Georgia Organics. 1-5 PM. 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta.



Through Sept. Cocktails in the Garden, 6-10 PM on Thurs., with light bites, cash bar and live DJ. Themed drinks: June, Snake Juice; July, Drink Like a Fish; Aug., Hair of the Dog; Sept., Magic Martinis. Through Oct. “Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life,” international exhibit of mosaiculture, with 19 giant fantasy plant sculptures, from ogre to unicorn, shaped by thousands of living plants covering steel forms. Through Oct. Edible Season. Garden Chef Cooking: noon, 1 & 3 PM Sat. & Sun. Well-Seasoned Chef Series: 6:30-8:30 PM on 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tues. Fresh Plates Series: 6:30-8:30 PM on 3rd Wed. & 4th Tues. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta.


June 8 Roswell Lavender Festival,

with craft vendors, demonstrations, food and fun. 10 AM-4 PM. Free. June 22-23 “Life in the 1860s” Living History Weekend, with civilian and military reenactors, 1860s demonstrations of cooking, dancing and music, kids activity area and food. 10 AM-4 PM, Free. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell.

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Aug. 17 Live music, BBQ

and children’s area, 4-10 PM at Harmony Park in Oakhurst, Decatur. $10 adults, $5 ages 11-20; free for under 10.


Through June 2 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.


July 20-28 An ATP World Tour 250 Event at Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta.



Through July 7 “Slavery at

Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word is Passed Down,” exhibit. Through Jan. 1, 2014 “Native Lands: Indians and Georgia,” celebrates the state’s original inhabitants beginning with the Mississippian peoples and continuing with their descendants, the Creeks and the Cherokees. June 15-16 Juneteenth: The First Day of Freedom celebration with

Riverkeeper’s 11th annual race for recreational and competitive paddlers, plus a free festival with live music, environmental exhibits, vendors and kids’ activities at Roswell’s Riverside Park from 10 AM-2 PM. Race begins at 9 AM at Garrard Landing Park, with online and onsite registration available.

June 2-8 Georgia’s largest family oriented bicycling event will traverse Cordele, Tifton, Douglas, Waycross, Brunswick and St. Marys for its 34th annual ride. Benefits Special Olympics Georgia. 770/498-5153.


Fox Theatre Guided Tours

June 8 Sample over 150 domestic, craft and imported beers, with

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town at Jim R. Miller Park in


transformed into a beach at this annual bash, with 60 tons of sand, children’s boardwalk games, wading pools in the sand, live music, dancing and food court. 5-11 PM. 101 E. Court Sq. $10 ($7.50 adv. at ticketalternative. com ); free for 12 & under.

Marietta with bull riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie down roping and barrel racing, sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association. 8-10 PM nightly. 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. $15 ($12 kids; free, 5 & under). 770/684-7277.


Summer Enjoy current blockbusters and classic film favorites presented on the biggest screen in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre, with a pre-show featuring Larry Douglas Embury at the Mighty Mo organ and a classic cartoon. Films TBA. foxtheatre.



June 19 Benefit tournament at

Heritage Golf Links, 4445 Britt Road, Tucker, to support The Home Depot Marcus Hospitality Cottage. Registration and practice range, 10 AM; shotgun start and box lunch at noon; reception and prizes, 5 PM.



great food offerings from local restaurants and food trucks, plus live music. Apple Valley Road behind Brookhaven Marta station. 3-8 PM. $45 ($35 adv.) Benefits Atlanta Fundraising Foundation.


June 8 Magnolia Ball.

180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell.



Aug. 17 Enjoy a day of great

activities, including a walk-through tent filled with hundreds of butterflies, a Birds of Prey show, games, crafts, music, food and drinks at Dunwoody Park, 5343 Roberts Dr. 10 AM-3 PM (member preview at 9 AM). $8, $5 ages 4-12, free for 3 & under. 770/394-3322.


June 16 Sprint Triathlon, part of Fitness Series. July 4 Star Spangled Beach Party

at Robin Lake with live music and Fireworks Extravaganza. Aug. 30-Sept. 1 15th annual Hot Air Balloon Fest, with balloon glow at Robin Lake Beach on Fri. and balloon flights on Sat. & Sun. mornings/evenings, plus entertainment, exhibits and more. Sept. 1 Fitness Series Triathlon & 5K Run. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.


June 15 Birthday Bash 18. Block

Party with live entertainment from local and national artists, and vendors. Noon-5 PM. Aug. 10 Praise in the Park. Noon6 PM. Live music from local and national gospel and inspirational recording artists. Free.

June 12, July 10, Aug. 14 “Open

404/222-7275. centennialpark. com.

June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, Aug. 9 Jazz on the Lawn concert series,


Mic” Poetry Night, 8 PM. $5.

7:30 PM.

Aug. 23 Tango Night. Dance

lesson at 8 PM, followed by party at 9:15 PM. $15 ($10 party only).

980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta.



June 1-Aug. 2 Florida State University “Flying High” Circus. 118 

Festival, Sat. & Sun. in June at Three Sisters Vineyards. June 15-16 North Georgia Chamber Music Festival, University of North Georgia campus. June 21-22 Mountain Top Rodeo, world-class competitive action, 8 PM. Midway of vendors & exhibitors opens at 6 PM. 706/864-6444. July 4 July 4th Family Celebration & Firecracker 5K/10K race, with patriotic ceremony, pet show, watermelon cutting, antique auto show, musicians, parade and fireworks, downtown Square. Aug. 17-18 Dahlonega Wine Trail Weekend at area wineries. 678/553-6573.


June 24-29 Amateur golfers from around the world compete at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta at this internationally ranked event that began in 1941.


Through Aug. 18 “Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time” exhibit with spectacular fossils, unusual specimens and vivid reconstructions, including a 16-foot-tall Indricotherium, the largest land mammal. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.


July 20, Aug. 10 Dance under the stars in the historical ruins at Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville with live music and cocktails. 8 PM. Free event; cash bar.


July 13-14 14th annual event at Chattahoochee Nature Center with butterfly releases, arts & crafts, puppet show, music, costume parade, games, exhibits and plant sale. 10 AM-3 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. $10 (free, 2 & under). 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770/9922055.


Ongoing Enjoy an hour-long

Warner Bros/IMAX

Atl. Braves Dale Murphy Night – July 11

June Georgia Wine Country

June 14 Decatur Square is

June 1 35th annual Possum Trot 10K & 1-Mile Fun Run. June Trail Hikes, 1 & 3 PM Sat. & Sun. July 13-14 Flying Colors Butterfly Festival. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770/992-



June 14-15 Rodeo comes to

“Under the Sea” at Fernbank’s IMAX

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



Aug. 2 Poolside screening of a

popular family movie at Alpharetta City Pool at Wills Park. 7:30 PM. $3. 678/297-6100.


June 23 Bridal extravaganza at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. Noon-5 PM. $15 ($10 online) July 19-27 63rd annual fair at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds with music performances, carnival rides, crafts and attractions. $9 (free for under 10); $2 parking. 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee. georgiamountainfairgrounds. com. 706/896-4191.


Through June 2 A 16th century

European country faire is grandly erected on the outskirts of Fairburn in a multi-acre kingdom brought to life by nearly 1,000 costumed characters, plus ten stages of music and comedy shows, games and rides, an artists market, birds of prey, royal petting zoo, and a smorgasbord of food and drink. 10:30 AM-6 PM weekends. I-85 to exit 61-Peachtree City/Fairburn and follow the signs. 770/964-8575.


June 12th annual event takes place weekends in June at Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, featuring Georgia wines and musical entertainment. Food available for purchase from participating chefs. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun.


Aug. 24 Celebrate the greatness

of German beer in a family-friendly environment at this 10th annual fest at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, with authentic German food and beer, kids activities, music and fun. 2-7 PM. 678/244-



Aug. 24-25 11th annual fest at

Historic Grant Park with Artist Market, live music, kids’ fun, food and Sunday Farmers Market (opens at 9:30 AM). Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park at 8 AM Sat., with 7 AM registration; walkers are welcome. Festival hours are 10 AM-10 PM Sat., 11 AM-7:30 PM Sun. Free admission. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta. Benefits Grant Park

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Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest at JCT. Kitchen & Bar – July 21 Conservancy. 404/521-0938.


June 8 Tunes from the Tombs

music festival, 1-8 PM, featuring all genres of music, plus beer & wine, food trucks, and guided mini-tours. $15 ($5, ages 4-12), $5 parking. Weekends “Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland” weekend guided tours. $10 ($5 students, seniors & children). 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta.


June 8 American Hydrangea

Society’s annual tour features beautiful hydrangea-filled gardens throughout metro Atlanta. 9 AM-5 PM. $25 tour & membership.


June 8-Sept. 8 “Weebles: Coast

to Coast.” Explore U.S. geography, history and culture with 70 handson activities, from powering a riverboat down the Mississippi to snorkeling in Hawaii. Open daily. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., NW. 404/659-KIDS.


Through Aug. 15 “Titans of the

Ice Age,” brings prehistoric icons, like the wooly mammoth and saber-tooth cats, to life. Through Sept. 5 “Under the Sea,” experience face-to-face encounters with the mysterious and unusual creatures found under

the sea.

Ongoing Martinis & IMAX®. Enjoy

Art Competition on Sat. Free. 10 AM-5 PM. 770/592-7180.

cocktails, films, live music or DJ, and cuisine, 6:30-11 PM Fridays. Tickets: 404/929-6400. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.


June 15 The Cobb County


June 14 Kick-off concert of jazz, R&B and more, 4-10:30 PM.

branch of the NAACP hosts this 10th annual cultural festival on the historic Marietta Square to commemorate the date the last U.S. slaves were freed. Festivities include music, entertainment, ethnic foods, vendors, moonwalks, history, giveaways, voter registration and fun activities. 10 AM-8 PM. 50 Park Square.

July 4 54th annual celebration

of family, fun and fireworks with children’s games, musical entertainment starting at 6 PM, food concessions and the largest fireworks display in the Southeast at 9:40 PM at Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road, NE. 404/233-




Aug. 24 Annual event hosted by


The Epilepsy Foundation of GA with registration at 6:30 AM, 5K run at 7:30 AM, 1-mile fun-run/ walk at 8:30 AM at Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta (north end Dillards parking lot).

Saturdays Open-air fine arts juried artists market showcases local work with booths on Mill Street in downtown Marietta on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, through November.




July 4 11th annual celebration,

with Kids Zone at 2 PM, live music, fireworks display at dusk, and outdoor screening of movie “Playing for Keeps.” Duluth.


Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Annual art festival at Glover Park in the Marietta Square with a juried artist market of original works by 150 artists, children’s activities, live music and more. Chalk

Weekends Vendors offer a variety of fresh, locally grown, seasonal produce and garden products from 10 AM-1 PM Sat. (year-round) and noon-3 PM Sun. (April-Nov). North Park Square. mariettasquarefarmersmarket. net. 770/499-9393.


Parade kicks off the fun at 10 AM at Roswell Street Baptist Church, past Glover Park and the Square,

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crafts event at Peachtree Hills Park (accessible from Peachtree Road and Lindberg Marta Station). 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun. Peachtree Hills Commissioner’s 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 AM Sat. “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” free movie on the lawn at the Peachtree Hills Recreation Center at dusk on Sat.

June 7-9 Summer Art Amble. Visit

galleries, shops, studios and guilds in White, Habersham, Rabun and Town counties at this 9th annual self-guided tour that features 100 artists in 35 locations, from the top of Hwy. 400 to Tallulah Falls.



June 29-30 Celebration of the arts honors the community’s rich history, with fine arts and crafts, a Street Market, children’s play area, food and beverage concessions and live acoustic entertainment at Atlanta’s newest city park, located between North Ave. and Ralph McGill Blvd. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun. 404/845-0793.

and down Cherokee Street. Festival with food concessions, arts and crafts and carnival games: 10 AM-9 PM. Fireworks finale at dark.


Aug. 25 Old-fashioned ice cream social on Roswell Square to benefit The Drake House. 2-4 PM.


July 12-14 15th annual garden

festival in the mountain resort community of Highlands, N.C., featuring a tour of majestic mountain gardens, a flower show, horticulture exhibit, photography exhibit and an elegant Benefactor Party. Proceeds support The Bascom, a nonprofit visual arts center. 828/526-4949.

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS June & July Free movie

screenings and live music on Sat. nights at The Village Amphitheater at Mall of Georgia in Buford, with kids activities at 5 PM, music at 6:30 PM and movie at dusk. Concessions available. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. June 1 “Chasing Mavericks” June 8 “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” June 15 “Parental Guidance” June 22 “Rise of the Guardians”


July 4 Decorate your bike, dress up in red, white and blue, and join the parade through downtown Decatur at 6 PM, followed by a concert at 7 PM on the square, and a fireworks spectacular at 9 PM. 101 E. Court Square. Free.

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of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, bread, sauces and more, plus live music and chef demonstrations. 9 AM-1 PM Saturdays, through Dec. 7.

Aug. 3 Alpharetta honors war

“Weebles” exhibit at Imagine It! Museum

June 8-9 Outdoor local arts and

veterans with a band and memorial service at 9:15 AM, program at 10 AM and parade at 10:30 AM, followed by free food and festivities at American Legion Post 201, Wills Road. 678/297-6048. 5K & 10K race at 7 AM at Wills Park. $25 entry ($20 adv). 678/297-6160.

Ongoing Open-air farmer’s market


painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass

June 29 “Here Comes the Boom” July 4 Mall of Georgia’s 11th

Annual Fabulous Fourth Lights Up Gwinnett, with Kids Zone opening at 2 PM, followed by fireworks display at dusk and movie “Playing for Keeps.” July 13 “Hotel Transylvania” July 20 “The Croods” July 27 “Wreck It Ralph”


June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 4

Monthly yappy hour on the Living Room Patio at W Atlanta-Midtown, featuring Salty Dog Martinis for the people and special treats for the pups. 188 14th St. NE Atlanta.



Summer Celebration of the art, music and culture of people of African descent at Atlanta venues.

NATIONAL TRAIN SHOW July 19-21 23rd annual show

of the National Model Railroad Association, with model trains, accessories, collectibles, appraiser, family activities, children’s play area, Lego MiniLand and more at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Noon-6 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $12 ($6, ages 6-12; free for under 6, Military and Scouts in uniform).

Marietta Art in the Park – Aug. 31-Sept. 2

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blowers, jewelers and crafters, plus artist demonstrations, acoustic music, street market, children’s play area, festival foods and beverages.


Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Family-friendly

festival with arts & crafts, rides, games, dancers, musicians and fireworks at dusk on Mon. at Sam Smith Park in Cartersville. 4-11 PM Fri., noon-11 PM Sat. & Sun., noon10 PM Mon. $5 (under 12, free); $20 daily wristband for unlimited carnival rides. 770/974-9033.


June 1 35th annual 10K Race &

1-Mile Fun Run at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell. Qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. 770/9922055 x 226.


June 6-9 WERA June 15-16 NASA July 13-14 SCCA Double SARRC Aug. 3-4 NASA 300 Winder Hwy., Braselton. 800/849-RACE.

National Train Show at Cobb Galleria Centre – July 19-21 Currahee Club on Lake Hartwell in Toccoa. $10, with proceeds benefitting several nonprofits.



history and stories of paranormal activity through experienced paranormal investigators on this walking tour. 8 PM. Reservations required. $15 ($10, 12 & under).


Ongoing Learn about the unique


June 8 This free family event celebrates all things lavender on the landscaped grounds of historic Barrington Hall in Roswell, with art, antiques and craft vendors, demonstration booths, hands-on crafts, children’s area, musical performances and specialty items. 10 AM-4 PM. Limited parking on site. 535 Barrington Dr. 770/6403855.

SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKETS SUMMER SHOWS June 6-9, July 11-14, Aug. 8-11

The world’s largest series of indoor antique shows at the Atlanta Expo Center, 3650 Jonesboro Road, SE. 1-6 PM Thurs., 9 AM-6 PM Fri.Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. 404/361-


“SING-A-LONG-A” GREASE MOVIE July 27 Come in costume and

sing along to the movie musical, complete with on-screen lyrics, at 7:30 PM at the Fox Theatre. 855-ATL-TIXX.


Aug.-Dec. Tour a 4,000-squarefoot, custom-designed home overlooking the golf course at

June 1 Kiss 104.1 Family Soul

Fest, with live entertainment and field challenges for kids and adults, plus live broadcast at 2 PM. Free. June 1-Aug. 4 Summer at the Rock, with family-friendly activities and attractions at Crossroads, including splashy Geyser Towers. 10:30 AM-8 PM. Adventure Pass. Summer Lasershow Spectacular presented in “Mountainvision” with multidimensional projection. Reserved VIP seating available. 9:30 PM nightly through Aug. 4. 9:30 PM Aug. 10, 17, 24. 8:30 PM Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Free. July 4-6 Fantastic Fourth Celebration on Memorial Lawn. 10:30 AM-8 PM. Lasershow at 9:30 PM with fireworks finale. Free. July 26-28 DockDogs World Championship Qualifier. Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Labor Day Weekend: Lasershow & Fireworks. Sept. 5-8 Yellow Daisy Festival. $10 vehicle entry fee. 770/498-



Run at Piedmont Park to benefit the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life movement, dedicated to reversing the epidemic of childhood obesity. Registration at 7 AM, 5K Run at 8 AM, 1-mile Fun Run at 9 AM, Costume Contest at 9:45 AM.


Aug. 23 Children’s Healthcare of

Atlanta’s summer send off party at

Summerour Studio, 409 Bishop St., Atlanta.



art, music and fun with a Juried Artist Market, 5K Race & Tot Trot (8 AM Sat.), live music, Organics Market (7:30-11 AM Sat., John Howell Park) and KidsFest (10 AM-3 PM daily, John Howell Park). Virginia Ave., between N. Highland Ave. & Park Dr. 10 AM-6:30 PM Sat., 10 AM-6 PM Sun. Free (donations to VirginiaHighland Civic Association).

July 22 5th annual tournament of

North Fulton Community Charities at Atlanta National Golf Club, 350 Tournament Players Dr., Milton. 678/387-4459.


June 1 The nation’s largest walk

program dedicated to raising funds and awareness for digestive diseases takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center’s International Plaza in Atlanta. 4 PM.



June 2-3 RiverPines Golf, 4775

Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta. $125 per player for entry into both events. $40 for Sunday’s Par 3 Family Night tournament only. Proceeds benefit The Toby Wade Chapin Family Room at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 770/442-



June 8 Rolling Hills Saddle Club. 770/338-0143. June 15-16 Good Old Summertime Horse Show.

Aug. 15 Play golf and socialize with current Braves players; former pro athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL; and local celebrities at this benefit tournament at Atlanta National Golf Club, White Columns Country Club and Hawks Ridge Golf Club. Benefits Aflac Cancer Center & CHOA. 9 AM tournament, 2 PM awards banquet. 404/785-7370.

June 1-2 Celebrate 30 years of

June 22-23 Elite Show Jumping. 678/858-7192. June 29-30 Cheryl&Co. 404/5189198. July 5-7 Alpharetta CVB Leading Rider Challenge. 770/827-0175. July 13 Rolling Hills Saddle Club. 770/338-0143. July 19-21 Ticket to Ride Benefit. 706/265-1266. July 27-28 Elite Show Jumping. 678/858-7192. Aug. 3-4 GDCTA Summer Dressage and CT Schooling Show.

770/713-4025. Aug. 10 Rolling Hills Saddle Club. 770/338-0143. Aug. 17 The Jump Ahead Benefit Show.

Aug. 24-25 Brownwood Farms. 770/475-3152. Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Elite Show Jumping. 678/858-7192.

11915 Wills Road, Alpharetta.


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FUN AROUND TOWN & food festival at Woodstock City Park, featuring chicken wing restaurants, bands, Kid Zone with inflatables, face painting and more. Noon-10 PM Sat., noon6 PM Sun. Main and West Mill streets. Free admission; wing and drink tickets can be purchased.


June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12

Wild on the Rocks, 6-9 PM. Special evening exhibit viewing, live music, themed keeper presentations and cocktails for adults. $20 tickets include a complimentary beverage. Summer Enjoy more than 1,000 of the world’s most amazing animals, plus daily activities, including keeper talks, training demonstrations, wildlife shows, and animal encounters. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta.

Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park – July 4-6



Oct. 20 4th annual Athens, Ga.

Half Marathon, with musical entertainment along race route and exhilarating finish through Sanford Stadium.

ATLANTA BRAVES “BARK IN THE PARK” Sept. 15 Coca-Cola Sky Field is

transformed into “puppy paradise” with doggie pools & water misters, vet services, pet treats and watering holes, as the Braves take on the Miami Marlins. $25 ticket includes one person and one dog.


Fairgrounds. 4-10 PM Mon.Thurs., 4 PM-midnight Fri., 10 AM-midnight Sat., 12:30-9 PM Sun. 770/781-3491.


Sept. 21 18th annual community

event with parade at 10 AM featuring floats and marching bands; and festival, from 11 AM-3 PM, with local entertainment, carnival games, merchant booths and food. Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. eastcobber.

Sept. 15 Part of the IronKids National Series, with race divisions for Junior (ages 6-8), Intermediate (ages 9-11) and Senior (ages 12-15), at Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Pkwy. 7 AM. 678/297-2811.




Oct. 19-20 Juried arts & crafts

festival and street market, with food/drink concessions and live acoustic entertainment at the Olmsted Parks, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun.

FOOL’S GOLD BIKE RACES & ADVENTURE RUN Sept. 7 100-mile race (part of the

National Ultra Endurance Series) at 7 AM, followed by a 50-mile race at 7:15 AM, based out of Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, with cash and prizes. Sept. 8 5km/10km Adventure Run at 9 AM through Montaluce Vineyards. Check-in: 7:30-8:30 AM. 404/432-5841.

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Sept. 21-22 Largest Japanese cultural festival in the Southeast celebrates its 27th year with music and dance performances, taiko drummers, martial arts demonstrations, workshops, a marketplace of goods, exhibits, kids activities and food at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $8 (6 and under, free). 404/842-0736.

MARIETTA STREETFEST Sept. 21 22nd annual event

at Glover Park on the Marietta Square, featuring 50-plus booths of art, crafts and antiques; The Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show; Children’s Zone; Farmers Market; and Marietta Grassroots Festival with live music. 9 AM-9

Tunes from the Tombs at Historic Oakland Cemetery – June 8

PM. Presented by Marietta Museum of History. Free. 50 N. Park Square. 770/592-7180.


Sept. 9 13th annual event takes

place at the Capital City Club, Brookhaven to raise funds for Meals on Wheels, supplying meals for homebound seniors in Atlanta.



Sept. 14-15 28th annual juried arts & crafts extravaganza with more than 600 artists, crafters, entertainers and vendors at Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Spring. 9 AM-7 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $5 ($2, ages 6-17; free, ages 5 and under).


Oct. 25-27 12th annual foodie

fest at Midtown at Tech Square, with an extensive selection of food, wine, beer and cocktails, plus chef demos, specialty tents and familyfriendly fun. Big Grill block party: 7:30-10:30 PM Fri. $75 ($100 VIP, with 6:30 PM entry). Festival: 11 AM-6 PM Sat. & Sun. $40 ($30 advance); $85 VIP ($75 advance).


Sept. 28 5K walk with 1-mile option at Central Park at Atlantic Station. Registration, 7 AM; warmup & opening ceremony, 8:30 AM; walk start, 9 AM. Free registration; participant pledges encouraged. Benefits Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter.



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Hotel Del Coronado.

From Greta Garbo and Clark Gable to President Benjamin Harrison and Babe Ruth, Hotel Del Coronado has hosted a famously far-reaching record of knockout notables.


ince its 1888 opening, not only luminaries past and present but generations of vacationers have checked in at Hotel Del Coronado, stretched beside wide white sands along the sun-blessed Southern California coast. A place that’s up to its towering palm trees in tales of a storied past – with a generous splash of Hollywood glamour. Among the aficionados: countless happy couples in search of an idyllic destination for a wedding, honeymoon, or both. While lovebirds are sure to be captivated by the rambling original building with its handsome, high-ceilinged suites and vintage cage elevator, they’re likely to be lured to the pampered privacy of the Beach Village unveiled in 2007, an enclave of luxe, cozy cottages and villas that permit you to step out your door and onto the beach.


It’s no surprise that the sprawling property – known to all as “the Del” – turns up regularly on “best” rosters for weddings and honeymoons. The main structure is something of a wedding cake itself, rising above Coronado in Victorian fancy, painted whipped-cream white and topped with rich red storybook turrets. Then there’s its luscious setting. Technically a peninsula that shapes the western boundary of San Diego Bay, Coronado is commonly called an island. Perhaps because it’s as pretty a wave-washed place as you’re likely to see and easily lays claim to all the charms of an island escape. From downtown San Diego, hop a ferry or drive some two miles across an arching bridge, and you’re in a delightfully walkable village of sidewalk cafes and fun shops plus a theater and a history museum, most of them fronting main-drag Orange Avenue. With 15 miles of

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An idyllic destination for weddings and honeymoons.

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View from Coronado Beach Village.

With the hotel’s iconic silhouette as backdrop, exterior scenes from the comedy classic “Some Like it Hot” were filmed here, starring Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon.



Newlyweds can enjoy a romantic gondola ride through the canals of the Coronado Cays.

bike paths, bicyclers are a given. For total immersion with a touch of titillating gossip, a walking tour is a must. Tours take off across the street from the Del at Glorietta Bay Inn, centered by a 1908 Italian Renaissance mansion built by sugar magnate John D. Spreckels, who once owned the Del and much of the island. You can fuel your explorations at stops such as Leroy’s, where the truffle fries and deviled eggs are heavenly, and Vigilucci’s, base for a tasty panini selection. Back at the hotel, pop into ENO, a tasting room for sampling fine wine, rare cheeses, and divine chocolates. And treat yourself to the spa’s package for twosomes that combines a couples massage with s’mores on the beach. Romantic dining? Head out to Mistral at Loews Coronado Bay Resort for fine French fare served with prime views of the night-sparkling San Diego skyline. Steps away at a marina, you can up the vibe with a gondola cruise powered by a serenading gondolier, drifting through the canals of the Coronado Cays past enviable homes with tethered yachts. Closer to home, kick back with a Delmargarita at the Sunset Bar, and pull up to dinner for two with a vista of pounding Pacific surf and hovering gulls at 1500 OCEAN, the Del’s signature seaside restaurant. The accent is on regional coastal cuisine and the produce comes straight from the garden. Try the fresh parsley mousseline with tender diver scallops.


Of all the killer names on the hotel’s guest register, quite possibly the ones most renowned for implanting the place on the memory map of moviegoers everywhere (never mind that the script called it Florida) are Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. With the famously gold-glinting sands as centerpiece and the iconic architecture as backdrop, the starry trio romped their way through “Some Like it Hot,” the 1959 comedy with a Roaring Twenties, Prohibition-era theme that seems to be on every list of all-time faves. Another intriguing tale spotlights former local Wallis Simpson, for whom a royal relinquished the English throne. Her close-by home was moved to the hotel grounds and christened Windsor Cottage. Did the Prince of Wales meet his future bride while visiting the Del in 1920? Still a subject for speculation. Yet more cinematic magic, “The Wizard of Oz,” circa 1939, lives on thanks to Coronado resident L. Frank Baum, author of the “Oz” books. Clearly blessed with imagination to spare, Baum is credited with the design of the distinctive crown chandeliers that decorate the vaulted, 33-foot-high ceiling of the Del’s Crown Room. Today, the elegant venue is the site of a fabled, champagne-infused Sunday brunch. For romanceminded, memory-making visitors, it’s the icing on the cake. Information:; (800) 468-3533; (619) 236-1212


Sheerwater Restaurant at Hotel Del Coronado.

Sunset at Beach Village.



Coronado Museum of History and Art.

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5 Transforming the standard spatula into a whimsical work of art, Tovolo’s Spatulart© marries form and function to fantastic effect with giraffe, tiger, cupcake and hibiscus designs. Sold through specialty and independent retailers, Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, Crate and Barrel, and Macy’s. Athens-based company Fire & Flavor offers easy-to-use, all natural seasonings to pickle and can summer produce for year-round enjoyment, including Crispy Icebox Dill, with a combination of fresh dill and garlic cloves for the ultimate burger topper. Available at local retailers and

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Savannah’s unique location in the heart of the Lowcountry is reflected in its growing food scene, with restaurants rich with cultural influences and plenty of Southern charm. Meals are best savored slowly-from Zunzi’s South African-inspired curry stew to famed chef Paula Deen’s The Lady & Son’s chicken pot pie to Sapphire Grill’s sesame-crusted black grouper and more. The first cookbook to gather the city’s best chefs and restaurants under one cover, Savannah Chef ’s Table by Damon Lee Fowler features more than 65 signature “at home” recipes from iconic dining establishments. Full-color photographs throughout capture the city’s legendary beauty and highlight fabulous dishes and famous chefs.

Bring authentic flavor to the table with all natural spice rubs from John Wayne Stock & Supply seasonings, including a beef rub with espresso, cocoa and chilies; pork rub with paprika, garlic and guajillo chili; chicken rub with cumin, curry and chilies; and barbeque rub with ancho chile, garlic and oregano. 130

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Canoe’s back porch dining area overlooks a wide, green lawn and the sparkling Chattahoochee River.

Treasure Tucked away

Canoe is Atlanta’s Hidden Gem

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Don’t we all want to be credited with discovering something? Even though Canoe, tucked into a largely well-to-do residential area off of Paces Ferry Road on the Westside of Buckhead, is hardly new, it still feels like a discovery every time I remember to treat myself to a meal of epic proportions. Apparently, I’m not the only one. The restaurant lover in me rises up and cheers when a restaurant that’s been open for nearly 20 years (Canoe opened in 1995) is packing guests in night after night. On the balmy spring night I visited, I listened as the hostess told a walk-in group of nine that she could conceivably seat them in two hours. I knew I’d come to the right place. 132

The outdoor bar is a perfect place for a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or impromptu celebration.

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The items on Chef Carvel Grant Gould’s menu cover the bases of land and sea, and you can bet that the majority of the items on your plate will be farm-fresh and as local as humanly possible.


y handsome guest and I sat down at a cozy table in the glass enclosed lower level, overlooking the shimmering river. We watched as people got up to take pictures outside, admiring the outdoor bar that comes alive for riverside private parties. If you want a river view – you do, I promise – make sure to request it when you make your (very necessary) reservation. Perusing the menu, I was struck by the impressive wine list. You’ll find more than 500 bottles from around the world and a healthy 25 selections available by the glass, each vetted by wine director Matt Bradford. We ordered our beverages (a local beer for my guest, a crisp Napa sauvignon blanc for me) and dove right into the ample, but well-edited, menu. The items on Chef Carvel Grant Gould’s menu cover the bases of land and sea and, while the menu might not tout in verbose detail the number of local farms from which she sources, you can bet that the majority of the items on your plate will be farm-fresh and as local as humanly possible (the restaurant boasts a riverside garden for produce and a bee apiary for hyper-local honey). We opted for half a dozen oysters on the half shell – a mix of Pacific Northwest and Canadian bi-valves Let Canoe’s bartenders show off with a Pomme.

– served with a simple, crisp cucumber Champagne mignonette. We also indulged in the decadent smoked salmon (smoked for a week on-site) served on a crispy potato cake – think shredded hash browns, fried into a deliciously crunchy cake – with Vermont goat cheese. The bread is all baked in house – increasingly a rarity among restaurants in town – and is impressive in variety (four kinds of still-steaming rolls and crusty loaves) and quality. Perhaps it may seem excessive to wax poetic about the bread service here, but only someone who hasn’t experienced it would think so. After our starters from the sea, we took the advice of our server and settled on hearty items we might never have noticed without her recommendation. The Carolina rabbit here is slowroasted to perfection and sits Chef Carvel atop chard and bacon-stuffed Grant Gould ravioli, tossed with sweet potato hash and candied garlic sauce. My guest’s lamb shank was falling off the bone and served over a nutty mix of three grains and cooked risotto-style, tossed with kale and roasted mushrooms. Both are works of art on a plate and have been longtime favorites on the menu; they might insight a small riot by Canoe regulars if removed. Dessert may seem an unnecessary decadence after such an impressive meal, but the whimsical description of the popcorn ice cream sundae with homemade Cracker Jack beckoned. I’m glad it did – the tall sundae glass overflowed with popcornflavored ice cream and crunchy, caramel corn. Perhaps part of why the food – and by extension, the wine and the staff – shine at Canoe is that Chef Gould is clearly so comfortable here, cooking her seasonal fare. After all, it’s been her professional home since 2005. During her tenure she saw a twomonth closure due to flood damage when the Chattahoochee overflowed its banks. Patrons rallied around the restaurant, clamoring for it to reopen. Two-acre riverside property came back better than ever, with spruced up private events spaces (it’s easy to imagine a genteel Southern wedding reception or rehearsal dinner here, punctuated by Gould’s delicious fare) and expanded garden space. While I can hardly say that I “discovered” Canoe, it was a pleasure to rediscover it – along with droves of in-the-know Atlanta food lovers. It’s always a pleasure to enjoy its charms, again and again, which is the mark of a truly great restaurant. Visit Canoe at 4199 Paces Ferry Road, SE, Atlanta. 770/432-2663.


Slow Roasted Beef Short Rib with Celery Root Whipped Potatoes AND Black Radish Slaw-

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict on Toasted English Muffins with Citrus Hollandaise. Lamb Bolognese with Orecchiette Pasta and Mint.

Celery and Walnut Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette.

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ABATTOIR CHOPHOUSE 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/892-3335. Fresh whole fowl, fish, beef, pork and other game served in a variety of ways. } ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE 2355 Peachtree Road NE, Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, Atl. 404/254-0219. 4075 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770/837-3440. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings. 770/384-0012. Southern regional cooking with an edge. }

ARIA 490 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Atl. 404/233-7673. Buckhead hot spot with creative “slow food” served in a sleek space. p }}} ★★★ ATLANTA GRILL 181 Peachtree St., NE, Atl. (2nd floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta), 404/221-6550. Grilled steaks, chops, seafood and Southern-inspired cuisine are served in a warm, clubby atmosphere. p }}} BACCHANALIA 1198 Howell Mill Road, NW, Atl. 404/365-0410. Great service and generous portions with a heavenly menu of specialties served in a warehouse-chic setting. p h }}} ★★★★ 136

a sweeping view of Buckhead. p }}} ★★

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

EMPIRE STATE SOUTH 999 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 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-andthree format. p }} 4TH & SWIFT 621 North Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678/904-0160. Enjoy such specialties as crispy brussels sprout, North Georgia apple salad and sticky toffee pudding in a quaint setting, in the former engine room of the Southern Dairies Co. in the Old Fourth Ward. p }} FLIP BURGER BOUTIQUE 1587 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/352-3547. 3655 Roswell Road NE, Atl. 404/549-3298. Unique menu of burgers, sandwiches, sides and salads served in a contemporary, hip space. } GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/264-0253; 848 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., 404/870-0805. Hand crafted beer and madefrom-scratch food served in a fun atmosphere. p }

GRACE 17.20 5155 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 320, Norcross. 678/421-1720. Changing menu of fresh seasonal ingredients in a casually elegant setting. p }} ★★ HAVEN RESTAURANT AND BAR 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atlanta. 404/9690700. Casual neighborhood dining in historic Brookhaven, with a fresh seasonal menu and an impressive wine list. p }} ★★★ HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN 1551 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404/9682288. Comfort pub cuisine and craft beers in a community-driven establishment in Ansley Park. p } HOLEMAN & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404/948-1175. Hailed as a British gastropub with a Southern accent, with savvy cocktails and a meaty menu. } HOUSTON’S 2166 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/351-2442; 3321 Lenox Road, Atl., 404/237-7534; 3539 Northside Pkwy., Atl., 404/262-7130; 3050 Windy Hill Road SE, Atl., 770/563-1180. Lavish portions of fresh American fare, from hickory-grilled burgers to tender, meaty ribs. } ★

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JCT. KITCHEN & BAR 1198 Howell Mill Road, Ste. 18, Atlanta. 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 }

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 }}

JOEY D’S OAKROOM 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., Atlanta. 770/512-7063. Upscale steakhouse features choice-aged charbroiled steaks, signature sandwiches, salads, pastas, chicken and fish, plus over 400 brands of spirits. p }} ★★

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

LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR 659 Peachtree St., Atl., @ Georgian Terrace Hotel. 404/897-5000. Fresh American cuisine in a classy setting. p }} LOBBY BAR AND BISTRO 361 Seventeenth St., Atlanta. 404/961-7370. Seasonal menu with a comfort food edge in a casual atmosphere. p } LOCAL THREE 3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta. 404/968-2700. Fresh-from-thefarm seasonal fare, from Georgia Mountain Trout and Grilled Hanger Steak to Springer Mountain Farm Chicken Pot Pie, served in a comfy space. p }

MOSAIC 3097 Maple Drive, Atlanta. 404/846-5722. Neighborhood bistro features modern American cuisine with Mediterranean flavors. p }} MURPHY’S 997 Virginia Ave., Atlanta. 404/872-0904. Inventive, fresh seasonal fare, excellent service and basement charm. p } ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN 559 Dutch Valley Road, Atlanta. 404/892-4111. Inventive atmosphere, food and wine served in a

renovated urban warehouse space. p } ★★ PARK 75 75 Fourteenth St. NE, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. 404/253-3840. An elegant place to enjoy seasonal and regional favorites, from crispy lobster with shittake sticky rice and Asian vegetables to barbecue “Kobe” shortrib with smoked Gouda grits and truffled potatoes. p }} ★★★ PAUL’S RESTAURANT 10 Kings Circle, Atlanta. 404/231-4113. Chef Paul Albrecht creates new American cuisine and sushi in an open kitchen, from herb crusted flounder filet and roasted lamb shank to batter fried lobster tail. p }}} ★★★ PUBLIK DRAFT HOUSE 654 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404/885-7505. Great gastropub cuisine, from small bites and salads to burgers and entrees, served in a fun atmosphere. p } QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

SOUTHERN  SEASONS STARS ★ great ★★ excellent ★★★ superb ★★★★ the best

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RATHBUN’S 112 Krog St., Atlanta. 404/524-8280. New American food served with Southern flair in a swanky space at the Stove Works in Inman Park. p }} ★★★★ RESTAURANT EUGENE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404/355-0321. Seasonal cuisine and boutique wine combined with gracious service in a sophisticated spot in the Aramore Building. p }}} RIVER ROOM Post Riverside Town Square, 4403 Northside Pkwy., Atlanta. 404/2335455. New American cuisine served in an elegant and modern European atmosphere. p }}} SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN 11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770/569-9199. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/8048880. City chic yet casual atmosphere featuring contemporary American cuisine with global influences. p }} SALT FACTORY 952 Canton St., Roswell. 770/998-4850. Neighborhood gastropub with exceptional food and drink served in a comfy setting, from soups, salads and appetizers to specialty burgers, pizza, pasta, fish and beef. } ★★★ SEASONS 52 90 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, 770/671-0052; Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. 404/846-1552. A seasonally changing menu of fresh food grilled over open wood fires and a by-the-glass wine list in a casually 138

sophisticated setting with live piano music in the wine bar. p }} SHULA’S 347 GRILL 3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel lobby. 404/848-7345. Signature meals from Hall of Fame football coach Don Shula in a casual chic setting. p } SOUTH CITY KITCHEN 1144 Crescent Ave., Atlanta, 404/873-7358; 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., Suite 401, Vinings, 770/435-0700. The Old South meets the big city, with contemporary Southern cuisine dished out from the exhibition kitchen. p }} ★★★ SOUTHERN ART 3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, InterContinental Buckhead. 404/9469070. Southern-inspired cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere, with an artisan ham bar, vintage pie table, and sophisticated bar and lounge area. Menu highlights: baked oysters with crispy pork belly, chicken and dumpling soup and Low Country seafood platter. p }} TAP 1180 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404/3472220. A convivial place with innovative comfort food and an extensive draft beer and barrel wine selections. p } TERRACE 176 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, The Ellis Hotel. 678/651-2770. Flavorful farm-to-table dishes, from Georgia mountain trout to Amish chicken breast, served in a chic setting. p }

THE CAFE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, BUCKHEAD 3434 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404/240-7035. Delightful menu, sunny ambiance and live piano music. Seasonal patio seating. p }}} ★★ THE SUN DIAL RESTAURANT 210 Peachtree St. NW, Atl., The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 404/589-7506. Offers a 360-degree dining experience, 723 feet above the city, with contemporary cuisine and live jazz. p }}} THREE SHEETS 6017 Sandy Springs Cir., Atlanta. 404/303-8423. A refreshing escape with cocktails, music and small plates. } ★★★ TRUFFLES CAFE 3345 Lenox Road, Atlanta. 404/364-9050. Upscale gourmet café with a diverse menu of Low Country dishes, fresh fish, center-cut steaks, soups, salads and sandwiches. p } TWO URBAN LICKS 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta. 404/522-4622. Fiery cooking with wood-roasted meats and fish, plus a touch of New Orleans and barbecue, in a chic warehouse. p }} VILLAGE TAVERN 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta. 770/777-6490. Fresh fish, pastas, salads, chicken, steaks and chops in an upscale, casual setting. p }} WATERSHED ON PEACHTREE 1820 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta. 404/809-3561. Southern-inspired menu in farmhouse-chic

setting, from fried pimento cheese sandwich to bone-in ribeye with black truffle gravy. p }} WOODFIRE GRILL 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta. 404/347-9055. Menu follows a farm-to-table philosophy, with specialties like pan-roasted wild striped bass and wood-grilled quail. p }} YEAH! BURGER 1168 Howell Mill Road, Suite E. 404/496-4393. 1017 North Highland Ave., Virginia-Highland. 404/437-7845. Organic, eco-friendly burger restaurant offers customizable burgers in a fast-casual, familyfriendly format. }


AJA 3500 Lenox Road, Atlanta. 404/2310001. Modern Asian kitchen with sushi, dim sum and entrees served family-style. Red and black walls, dimmed lighting and a 10-foot Buddha statue add to the exotic atmosphere. p }} ★★★


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


CANTON HOUSE 4825 Buford Hwy., Chamblee. 770/936-9030. Authentic Chinese cuisine in a spacious dining room with efficient, friendly service. } icantonhouse. com. ★★★★ CHOPSTIX 4279 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. 404/255-4868. Upscale dining with lively piano bar. p } ★★★ P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO 7925 North Point Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770/992-3070; 500 Ashwood Pkwy., Atlanta, 770/352-0500; 3333 Buford Dr., Buford, 678/546-9005. Enjoy diced chicken wrapped in lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wokfried scallops with lemon sauce in a stylish space. p }} THE REAL MANDARIN HOUSE 6263

Davio’s Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404/255-5707. Upscale Asian dining with dishes ranging from chicken and beef to seafood and pork. } ★★


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


FIG JAM KITCHEN & BAR 1745 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404/724-9100. Classic fare with a modern twist, from fried calamari and ravioli florentine to Mediterranean seafood stew and duck confit, plus flat breads, cheese and cured meats, an expansive wine list and handcrafted drinks. p }} SHOUT 14th and Peachtree Road at Colony Square, Atlanta. 404/846-2000. Dine on tapas or sip a martini on the rooftop lounge at this ultra-hip hotspot. p } TWIST 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404/869-1191. Creative cuisine, from sushi and seafood to satays and wraps, served in a

300-seat dining room with a centerstage bar. Patio dining available. p }


BISTRO NIKO 3344 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. 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 }} ★★★★ FRENCH AMERICAN BRASSERIE 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta. 404/266-1440. Feast on French cuisine and American chops in the dining room or enjoy a cocktail on the canopied rooftop terrace overlooking the city skyline. p }} ★★★★ LA PETITE MAISON 6510 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404/303-6600. French bistro, serving everything from filet mignon to grilled salmon, in a charming setting. } ★★ QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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Watershed NIKOLAI’S ROOF 255 Courtland St., Atl. 404/221-6362. Fantastic fare in elegant surroundings with attentive service and spectacular skyline views. p }}} ★★★


AQUA BLUE 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770/643-8886. Choose from sushi, seafood, steaks and chops in a soothing setting. p }} ★★ JOLI KOBE BAKERY & BISTRO 5600 Roswell Road NE, Atl., 404/843-3257; 1545 Peachtree St. NE, Atl., 404/870-0643. Great neighborhood spot for coffee and dessert, Sunday brunch or a meal, from almond chicken curry salad to potato crusted salmon. p } MARKET W Atlanta-Buckhead, Atl., 3377 Peachtree Road NE. 404/523-3600. Chef JeanGeorges Vongerichten reinvents classic dishes with an eclectic flair, from Maine lobster with crispy potatoes and spicy aioli to bacon wrapped shrimp with avocado and passion fruit mustard. p }} 10 DEGREES SOUTH 4183 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404/705-8870. South African restaurant offers a cultural fusion of cuisine, from calamari and lamb chops to sosaties and chicken curry, in a lively setting. p }} 140


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


ANTICA POSTA 519 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-7112. Tuscan cuisine served in a cozy bungalow with an extensive wine list. p }} BARAONDA RISTORANTE & BAR 710 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/879-9962. Authentic Italian cuisine, from homemade pastas and pizzas to grilled dishes, served in a charming setting, with an expansive wine list. p }} DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/844-4810. Simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, from aged steaks to unique pasta creations and signature veal chop. p }} DØUBLE ZERØ NAPOLETANA 5825 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/991-3666. Southern Italian featuring the cuisine of the Campania region of Italy, as well as Neapolitan pizza. p }}

FLOATAWAY CAFE 1123 Zonolite Road, Suite 15, Atl. 404/892-1414. Fresh seasonal cuisine is created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences. p }} IL LOCALINO 467 N. Highland Ave., Atl. 404/222-0650. Flavorful food in a fun setting, with cozy dimensions, eclectic decor and warm hospitality. p }} ★★★★ LA GROTTA 2637 Peachtree Road, Atl, 404/231-1368; 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Dunwoody, 770/395-9925. Enjoy a three-course dinner in an intimate place overlooking a beautiful garden. p h }} ★★★★ LA PIETRA CUCINA 1545 Peachtree St. NE (Beverly Road), Atl, One Peachtree Pointe. 404/888-8709. Italian cooking with a contemporary twist, in a relaxed atmosphere. p }} MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 3368 Peachtree Road, Atl, 404/816-9650; 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl, 770/8043313. Divine dining in a nostalgic setting reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy. p } MEDICI 2450 Galleria Pkwy., Atl, Renaissance Waverly Hotel. 770/953-4500. Mediterraneaninspired Tuscan grill specializing in herb-rubbed prime steaks, hand-crafted

pastas and market-fresh seafood. p }} NO. 246 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 678/399-8246. Savor ricotta agnolotti, Ramano pizza, charred octopus and other specialties in a 100-seat space with an open kitchen, backyard deck and welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. } PORTOFINO 3199 Paces Ferry Place, Atl. 404/231-1136. Neighborhood bistro offers simple pastas and innovative appetizers and entrees. p }} PRICCI 500 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/2372941. Creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, tortelli pasta, beef short rib ravioli and roasted Mediterranean sea bass. p h }} ★★★★ SOTTO SOTTO 313 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atl. 404/523-6678. Italian dishes served with a creative twist in a revived brick storefront. p }}


SUGO 408 S. Atlanta St., Roswell, 770/6419131; 625 W. Crossville Road, Roswell, 770/817-4230; 10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/817-8000. Authentic cuisine served with gracious hospitality, from Mediterranean mussels to Greek pizza. p } ★★★ TAVERNA FIORENTINA 3324 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-9825. Tuscan bistro presents authentic Florentine dishes and contemporary classics in an intimate dining room. p }} VALENZA 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-3233. Cozy, upscale Italian eatery in Brookhaven with a classic menu of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees. p }} VENI VIDI VICI 41 Fourteenth St., Atl. 404/875-8424. Heavenly cuisine, extensive wine list, attentive service and warm ambience. Specialties include veal lasagne and pappardelle with pulled rotisserie duck. p h }} ★★★


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


ECCO 40 Seventh St., Atl. 404/347-9555. A bold approach to seasonal European cuisine, from paninis, pastas and pizza to fig-glazed lamb loin, all served in a warm, welcoming setting. p }} ★★★ MILAN MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO & GRILL 3377 Peachtree Road, Atl., Crowne Plaza. 678/553-1900. Mediterranean dining in a casually elegant setting, from mahi mahi with port-glazed figs and grilled salmon romesco to filet of beef Monte Carlo. p }}


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


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

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


ATLANTA FISH MARKET 265 Pharr Road, Atlanta. 404/262-3165. The Southeast’s largest selection of fresh seafood is offered in a comfortable neighborhood setting. Specialties include Hong Kong sea bass, cashew crusted swordfish, blackened mahi mahi and parmesan-crusted salmon. p h }} ★★★★ ATLANTIC SEAFOOD COMPANY 2345 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/640-0488. Contemporary atmosphere showcases modern American seafood flown in fresh daily. p }}} C&S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 3240 Cobb Pkwy., Atlanta. 770/272-0999. Fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar and classic prime steaks in an elegant setting, with classic cocktails. p }} COAST SEAFOOD AND RAW BAR 111 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/869-0777. Fresh seafood and island cocktails in a casual setting, with signature seafood boil, fresh catch entrees and a variety of raw or steamed oysters, clams and mussels. p }

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GOLDFISH 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Perimeter Mall. 770/671-0100. Seafood, sushi and steaks in a spectacular setting that features a 600-gallon saltwater aquarium and live music. p }} ★★★ LURE 1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404/881-1106. Contemporary fish house serving only the freshest ingredients delivered daily, from smoked seafood platter to fried oyster slider. p }} RAY’S IN THE CITY 240 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404/524-9224. Enjoy a selection of the freshest seafood, made-to-order sushi and hand-cut steaks, in a casual yet elegant setting. p }} RAY’S ON THE RIVER 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 770/955-1187. A palatepleasing menu, an award-winning wine list and a romantic view of the Chattahoochee assure a delightful dining experience. p h }} ★★★ SEABASS KITCHEN 6152 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. 404/705-8880. A Mediterraneanflavored menu of delicious dishes, with market-fresh seafood, from Red Snapper to Black Sea Bass, as well as certified prime beef and braised lamb shank, served in an upscale casual setting with exceptional service. p }} THE OPTIMIST 914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404/477-6260. Upscale seafood with playful flavor combinations served in a beautiful space, with an experienced staff, wellrounded wine list and upbeat vibe. p }}


ALMA COCINA 191 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404/968-9662. Dine on green chorizo tostadas, bay scallop ceviche, braised goat huaraches and roasted chicken mole Oaxaca in a comfortably sophisticated venue with a spirited atmosphere. p } CANTINA TAQUERIA & TEQUILA BAR 3280 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Terminus 100. 404/892-9292. Mexican cuisine with housemade tortilla chips and salsa and specialties ranging from stewed pork with hominy to fish tacos and enchiladas. p } NAVA 3060 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404/2401984. An innovative menu of flavorful cuisine, from Tequila-cured salmon and key lime chicken to mojo-grilled pork tenderloin and serrano-roasted lamb rack. p }}} ★★★ NOCHE 1000 Virginia Ave., Atlanta. 404/815-9155. 705 Town Blvd., Atlanta. 404/364-9448. 2580 Paces Ferry Road Atlanta. 770/432-3277. Bold Southwestern cuisine with a hint of seafood and game, and a highenergy bar. p }


BLACKSTONE 4686 S. Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 404/794-6100. Top-quality steaks, fresh seafood, award-winning wine list and great service, with an ambience suited for upscale dining and after-dinner cocktails. p }} ★★★ BLT STEAK 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, W Atlanta-Downtown. 404/577-7601. Chef Laurent Tourondel’s Bistro Laurent Tourondel combines traditional elements of a cozy French bistro with an American steakhouse. p }}} BONE’S 3130 Piedmont Road, Atlanta. 404/237-2663. Award-winning menu features prime steaks, Maine lobster, lamb chops and fresh seafood complemented by an extensive wine cellar and discerning service. p }}} ★★★★ CABERNET STEAKHOUSE 5575 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770/777-5955. Reminiscent of the classic steakhouses of New York, with a large open dining room, plush seating and exposed kitchen. p h }}} ★★★ CHOPS/LOBSTER BAR 70 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/262-2675. Prime steak and seafood, including filet mignon,


batter-fried lobster tail and lump crab cake, are served on the upper level Chops steakhouse and lower-level Lobster Bar. p h }}} ★★★★

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HAL’S 30 Old Ivy Road, Atlanta. 404/2610025. Award-winning steak prepared over an open flame grill, plus fresh seafood, pasta, veal, lamb and fish, served in an expansive bistrostyle venue with charming white tablecloth setting. p }} ★★★ KEVIN RATHBUN STEAK 154 Krog St., Ste. 200, Atlanta. 404/524-5600. Enjoy USDA prime steaks, a mixture of Italian, Creole and Asian items, and fish, soups, salads and sashimi, as well as a list of 200 wines. p }} ★★★★ MCKENDRICK’S STEAK HOUSE 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770/5128888. Feast on fabulous appetizers, enormous steaks, tender chops and succulent seafood in a clubby setting with oak walls and leather seats. p }} ★★★★ MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, 404/577-4366; 3379 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 404/816-6535. Generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees served in an upscale environment with tuxedoclad waiters. p }}} NEW YORK PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404/846-0644. Dine on Midwestern USDA prime beef, live Maine lobsters or fresh fish, with classic sides ranging from creamed spinach to cheese mashed potatoes. p h }}} ★★★ PRIME 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Lenox Square. 404/812-0555. Superior primeaged beef, sushi bar and seafood offered in a casually chic setting. p } ★★★ RAY’S ON THE CREEK 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/649-0064. North Fulton’s award-winning steakhouse delivers with prime steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines. p h }}} RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 5788 Roswell Road NW, Sandy Spring, 404/2550035; 267 Marietta St., Embassy Suites Hotel (Centennial Park), Atlanta, 404/223-6500; 3285 Peachtree Road NE, Embassy Suites Buckhead, Atlanta, 404/365-0660. Revered by steak connoisseurs around the globe for its USDA prime, aged Midwestern corn-fed beef, extraordinary Northwestern salmon and live Maine Lobster. p }} ★★

STONEY RIVER 10524 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 678/461-7900; 5800 State Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/476-0102; 1640 Cumberland Mall, 678/305-9229. Enjoy premium steaks in an inviting mountain lodge setting. p }} ★★★ STRIP 245 Eighteenth St., Atlanta. 404/3852005. Great steak and sushi with multi-level dining, lounge and patios in a super hip setting, with nightly DJ and open air rooftop deck. p }} THE PALM 3391 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Westin Hotel. 404/814-1955. Prime cuts of beef and jumbo lobsters are served in a casual setting, with a caricature gallery of famous faces. p }}} ★★★


HUNAN GOURMET 6070 Sandy Springs Circle NE, Atlanta. 404/303-8888. Enjoy a variety of authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine in a relaxing setting. p } ★★

NAN THAI FINE DINING 1350 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. 404/870-9933. Rich, tasty Thai and Thai fusion dishes with an artistic flair, reminiscent of the grand style of the ’40s and ’50s. p h }}} ★★ RICE 1104 Canton St., Roswell, 770/6400788; 1155 Hammond Dr., Sandy Springs, 770/817-9800. Grilled New Zealand lamb, Atlantic salmon, pad Thai and a variety of authentic Thai dishes. p } TAMARIND SEED 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 110, Atlanta. 404/873-4888. Savor authentic Thai, fresh curry and herb spices, meat, seafood and vegetables in an upscale setting, with specialties such as roasted duck breast, braised lamb tenderloin and Chilean sea bass. p }}} QUICK GUIDE p reservations h dress restrictions } entrees $10-20 }} entrees $20-30 }}} entrees $30+

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Southern Seasons Magazine Summer 2013 - Cover 2  

Second cover of Summer 2013 issue for better newsstand coverage on sale July 2013.

Southern Seasons Magazine Summer 2013 - Cover 2  

Second cover of Summer 2013 issue for better newsstand coverage on sale July 2013.