EATS & BEATS

If you’re going out dining, drinking and dancing, why not have it support a good cause while you’re at it?

Simply Buckhead Magazine
August 15, 2019
Eighth Annual Eats & Beats presented by Children of Conservation
Photo Credit: Henri Hollis

That’s exactly what the folks who showed up for the eighth annual Eats & Beats event did recently. Held at The Fairmont, the fundraiser is a benefit for […]

STRING FLING

Festive puppets mingled with well-dressed party goers at the recent String Fling, an annual fundraiser for the Center for Puppetry Arts.

The black-tie affair was held at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, and raised more than $175,000, which goes toward ensuring “that children of all backgrounds have the opportunity to experience the unique educational opportunities that only the Center can provide,” says development manager Kerry Ayres Smith. […]

AUTUMN PUNCHES

Fall-centric potions for Halloween, the Hunter’s Moon and more

HUNTER’S MOON PUNCH

HUNTER’S MOON PUNCH

STORY AND PHOTOS: Angela Hansberger

The arrival of crisp autumn weather is reason enough to celebrate the season. Add to that the changing leaves and harvest flavors of apples, pumpkins and warming fall spices, and it’s downright magic. If you gather your crew to admire the Hunter’s Full Moon (Oct. 13), for […]

PUTTING LATINO CULTURE IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Aixa Pascual works to promote Latin American visual artists

A native of Puerto Rico, Aixa Pascual leads local efforts to spotlight Latino artists.

STORY: H.M. Cauley
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Aixa Pascual has her own immigrant story. She grew up in Puerto Rico, came to the mainland to study international relations at Princeton University, then earned a master’s in journalism at Columbia. A job with a business magazine […]

GET INTO OUT OF THE KITCHEN

Twenty of Atlanta’s best chefs will gather at The St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead on Oct. 30 for the star studded Out of the Kitchen event.

At Out of the Kitchen, diners are treated to meals made tableside by expert chefs such as the St. Regis’ Jordan Barnett (below). At Out of the Kitchen, diners are treated to meals made tableside by expert chefs such […]

SMALL TOWN, BIG ADVENTURES

Black Mountain, North Carolina, offers a charming alternative to nearby Asheville

Nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the town of Black Mountain boasts a quaint downtown district.

Nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the town of Black Mountain boasts a quaint downtown district.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Ready for some fall foliage viewing but sort of over the Asheville scene? That mecca […]

A HARMONIC ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE ATLANTA OPERA

The Atlanta Opera’s Discoveries series, which kicks off with Frida (left), allows it to present smaller, more intimate operas in new and exciting locations around town.

The Atlanta Opera’s Discoveries series, which kicks off with Frida (left), allows it to present smaller, more intimate operas in new and exciting locations around town.

This month, The Atlanta Opera kicks off […]

KID STUFF

5 KEY ELEMENTS FOR A FUN YET PRACTICAL PLAYROOM

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

1. Pint-sized seating: Whether it’s a small table and chairs or a comfy bean bag chair by Atlanta-based Jaxx (above), have a place for little ones to lounge or curl up with their favorite picture book.

2. Activity nooks: Create “centers” for endeavors such as arts and crafts, dress-up, […]

DESERT DISCOVERY

Scottsdale is a prominent part of Arizona’s allure

Pinnacle Peak is a popular morning hike for visitors and locals.

Pinnacle Peak is a popular morning hike for visitors and locals.

STORY: Giannina S. Bedford
Photos courtesy of Experience Scottsdale

Hotel Valley Ho has been modernized but still retains its hip '50s vibe Hotel Valley Ho has been modernized […]

A NEW INCARNATION

Following a multimillion-dollar renovation that began in fall 2018, The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, recently unveiled its new look.

BY: Karon Warren

Photos: Kimberly Evans

The updates included a redesign of all guestrooms, a remodeled reception area and lobby, the addition of a 5,000-square-foot ballroom and renovations to the Trade Root Restaurant and Lounge. The Spa at The Whitley also […]