Ashley Harris-Carestia, owner of Bark Fifth Ave., the local purveyor of upscale canine couture, recently pulled out all the stops to celebrate the shop’s new location on Maple Drive.
More than 250 guests, several of whom were accompanied by their four-legged friends, walked the red carpet. The list included event hostess Kari Wells, formerly of “Married to Medicine”; Olga Yuditsky of doggie fashion line Orostani Couture; and local Instagram pet sensations Sparkles the Diva and Lucy and Holly from the Atlanta Girlz Club. After the official ribbon cutting, attended by members of the Buckhead Business Association, the crowd enjoyed a DJ, catered hors d’oeuvres from The Chef’s Table and complimentary cocktails, including specialty drinks from Karma tequila. A signature Pawtini (a mini martini glass filled with treats) was created for the pups in attendance. A raffle and silent auction helped raise $3,000 for Canine Assistants, a nonprofit that provides service dogs for adults and children with disabilities.
Photos: Paul Biagui