SKY’S THE LIMIT

At a lavish affair held recently at the Flourish event space in Buckhead, more than 700 guests gathered for the annual Sky’s the Limit fundraiser.

Hosted by the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF), a local nonprofit that provides interest-free loans to Jewish students seeking higher education, the soldout event raised more than $500,000 towards the cause, including a $150,000 matching gift contributed anonymously by two JELF families. Attendees spent the early part of the evening […]

JEFFREY FASHION CARES

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an apt time to tout the good works being done by Jeffrey Fashion Cares, an annual fundraiser that over the course of its 26-year history has raised more than $12 million for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and other causes.

At this year’s event, several hundred guests gathered at Phipps Plaza to join Jeffrey Fashion Cares founder Jeffrey Kalinsky and event chairs Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams for […]

STAGESTRUCK

ACT3 PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS ITS FUN-FILLED NEW SEASON

Godspell is one of several favorites gracing the Act3 stage this season.

On the heels of welcoming new Executive Director Mary Sorrel, Sandy Springs’ Act3 Productions unveiled its new 2018-2019 season of shows, which is filled with a selection of theater favorites. The season kicked off in September with Godspell and continues with The Graduate Oct. 12-28. Next […]

ALL IN GOOD TASTE

SAMPLE DISHES AND DRINKS FROM SOME OF THE ATL’S TOP EATERIES

BY: Karon Warren

Now in its 17th year, Taste of Atlanta brings together more than 90 area restaurants and chefs whipping up their best dishes for resident and visiting foodies alike. The event starts Friday, Oct. 19, with a kickoff party, with the main events on Saturday and Sunday. “Throughout three days of bites and beverages, Atlanta’s […]

HAPPY HAUNTING

THIS ANNUAL SANDY SPRINGS HALLOWEEN EVENT IS A REAL SCREAM

Scare up some fun this month at Haunted Sandy Springs, a free event at the Williams-Payne House (Heritage Sandy Springs Museum). Throughout the evening of Oct. 26, live music, psychic readings, a fire pit with a s’mores bar, a special movie screening and, of course, spirits will preside. “Haunted Sandy Springs is a howling good time,” says […]

You Gotta Have Art

FINE ARTISANS DESCEND ON BUCKHEAD

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival attendees will find plenty to add to their collections.

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival attendees will find plenty to add to their collections.

BY: Karon Warren

On Sept. 22 and 23, approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and other artisans will display their wares at the Buckhead Fine […]

HITTING THE RUNWAY

KIDS STRUT THEIR STUFF ON THE CATWALK FOR A GOOD CAUSE

BY: Karon Warren

A Bert’s Big Adventure fundraiser, the Noon to Night: Fall Fashion Benefit takes to the runway at Avalon in Alpharetta on Sept. 13. Donning fashions from the shopping complex’s clothing retailers, children involved with Bert’s Big Adventure will share the runway with celebrity models. “I love the Noon to Night fashion show because it […]

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO PRIVATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

You may remember Christian Siriano as the winner of season four of the hit reality show Project Runway.

The New York-based designer, who’s dressed everyone from Michelle Obama to Jennifer Lopez, was in Atlanta recently for a special event at Buckhead Art & Company in which attendees could peruse an exclusive selection of his ready-to-wear items, dresses, handbags, fragrances and other accessories that were flown in from […]

STRINGING IT TOGETHER

ANNUAL CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS GALA TURNS 40

BY: Karon Warren

The annual fundraising gala for the Center for Puppetry Arts, this year’s String Fling invites Atlantans to enjoy a “Puppets Masquerade” as they participate in live and silent auctions, a cocktail hour and a black-tie seated dinner at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead. The Sept. 22 event raises nearly $250,000 […]

CRAFTING YOUR OWN VINO

SKIP THE GRAPES, AND LEARN HOW TO MAKE A COUNTRY WINE

Learning to make your own wine? We’ll drink to that!

BY: Karon Warren

If you thought you needed grapes to make wine, think again.

Beer & Wine Craft in Sandy Springs, which proffers home-brewing, wine-vinifying and cheese-making supplies, offers half-day, hands-on Country Wine Making classes on creating wine […]