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 […]

ENDURING HEARTS BOURBON GALA & AUCTION

More than 400 people gathered recently at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works for the fourth annual Bourbon Gala & Auction benefiting the Marietta-based nonprofit Enduring Hearts.

Emceed by WSBTV news anchor Fred Blankenship, the event featured a performance by local singer/songwriter Alex Guthrie (whom you might recognize from his duet with Jennifer Hudson in a Nationwide Insurance commercial), whiskey and bourbon tastings, and a live auction […]

ARTSBRIDGE FOUNDATION OVERTURE GALA

One of the highlights of this year’s ArtsBridge Foundation Overture Gala was a surprise appearance by acclaimed singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth.

Set to perform a concert later that night at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, which gala attendees each received a ticket to, Chenoweth came out in blue jeans and hair curlers and chatted up the crowd seated in the adjoining ballroom as they enjoyed […]

LAWN PARTY

ANNUAL EVENT EXPLORES NINE PRIVATE GARDENS

A selection of meticulously landscaped yards highlight this year’s Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour.

Returning for its 35th year, the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour continues its annual celebration with a new tour of nine private home gardens in Buckhead, Decatur and Midtown. Featuring everything from professionally designed and landscaped estates to personal […]

THE SWEET LIFE

EXPLORE A WONDERLAND OF JELLY BEANS, CANDY CORN AND MORE

BY: Karon Warren
PHOTOS: Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Candytopia

Candytopia co-creator Jackie Sorkin shows off the sweets coated giant peach designed specifically for Atlanta’s event.

For those who want to live out their own Willy Wonka fantasy, head to Candytopia at Lenox Marketplace across from Phipps Plaza. This sensory experience […]

A SUNSET CRUISE

SPEND A ROMANTIC EVENING PADDLING THE CHATTAHOOCHEE

If you’re looking for something fun and different to do with your significant other, head to the Chattahoochee Nature Center May 17 or May 24 for Date Night on the River. Start the evening with a picnic dinner before hitting the water for an adults-only, 2.5-hour sunset canoe paddle along the Chattahoochee. During the roundtrip journey, scout out local wildlife […]