BELIEVE BALL

Over the last five years, the annual Believe Ball has raised almost $5 million for CURE Childhood Cancer, which helps fund pediatric cancer research and provides support to local patients and their families.

This year’s gala, which took place at The St. Regis in Buckhead, raised another $1.4 million. The 600 attendees dined on a gourmet three-course meal, danced to the sounds of the band Moontower and […]

A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE

EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS THE LEGACY OF HARRY HOUDINI

BY: Karon Warren

Through Aug. 11, visitors to The Breman Museum can peek behind the curtain, as it were, into the life and career of death defying magician Harry Houdini. In the exhibit “Inescapable,” Houdini’s story is documented with artifacts, photos and archival records. “[The exhibition] explores Houdini’s personal life, from his beginnings […]

SUMMER OF ’69

MUSICAL EVENT CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK

Capitol City Opera’s annual On the Light Side event has celebrated the music of everyone from Cole Porter to Leonard Bernstein. This year, they’re tackling the nostalgia of Woodstock in honor of its 50th anniversary.

BY: Karon Warren

Taking place on July 26 and 27, Capitol City Opera’s 27th annual On the Light Side fundraiser will pay homage to […]

HERE COME THE BRIDES

COUTURE WEDDING GOWNS UNVEILED AT ANNUAL RUNWAY SHOW

BY: Karon Warren
Photos: Dash Digital Studio

The annual Legendary Exclusive Elite Pour La Vie Haute Couture Fashion Show always provides brides to be a spectacular show, but this year, attendees will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek at noted wedding planner and designer David Tutera’s new David Tutera Atelier line. Tutera […]

DOGGIES ON THE CATWALK

June 1 was a memorable night at the Greenberg Traurig law firm in Buckhead, as more than 250 guests and a handful of adorable canines descended on its 25th-floor offices for the 12th annual Doggies on the Catwalk.

BY: Karon Warren

Founded by Art Institute of Atlanta professor and style guru E. Vincent Martinez, the event benefits charities such as Canine Assistants, which trains and provides much-needed service […]

ATLANTA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S WELCOME TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD GALA

Among the 500 attendees at Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s recent Welcome to Our Neighborhood gala was Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who rushed to the event after sending her teenage son off to his first prom

Photos: Paula Bond Heller

Also in attendance was noted home improvement guru Chip Wade. The Emmy-winning HGTV host acted as auctioneer for the “mission moment,” in which event goers were able to donate […]

GEORGIA CENTER FOR CHILD ADVOCACY CHANGE MAKERS BREAKFAST

Plentiful tears were shed at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy’s annual Change Makers Breakfast recently as former Emory University student Rachel Thomas stood at the podium and bravely told her story of going from being a junior at one of the area’s top universities to becoming a victim of sex trafficking.

Photos: Paula Bond Heller

A champion for sexually and physically abused children since 1987, the GCCA […]

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

EVENT ENCOURAGES ATLANTANS TO DITCH THEIR CARS FOR THE DAY

BY: Karon Warren

On June 9, enjoy Atlanta like never before when some of its streets close down to cars and open up to pedestrians. Through Atlanta Streets Alive, an initiative of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the cross-city route will stretch nearly 9 miles from east to west along Howell Mill Road, Marietta Street, Decatur Street and DeKalb […]

RUN, ATLANTA, RUN

THE AJC PEACHTREE ROAD RACE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

Jason Getz

BY: Karon Warren

Food, friends and fireworks remain an integral part of every Fourth of July celebration, but for many Atlantans, there’s one more tradition required: the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The world’s largest, the annual 10K brings together runners, walkers and spectators to Peachtree Road starting in Buckhead and finishing at Piedmont Park. This year, […]

A DEEPER LOOK

PHOTOGRAPHER TURNS HIS LENS ON PEACHTREE CREEK

©2019 David Kaufman

BY: Karon Warren

Although most Atlantans may only give Peachtree Creek a quick glance when they drive over it on Piedmont or Peachtree roads, photographer and historian David Kaufman decided to take a closer look at the waterway.

In 1990, he researched its history and photographed the creek from […]