A DOSE OF HOLIDAY SPIRIT

CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT THIS RETURNING EXTRAVAGANZA

BY: Karon Warren

For the second straight year, Santa’s Fantastical returns to Sandy Springs to commemorate the holiday season. Taking place at Perimeter Pointe, this pop-up indoor dreamworld brings together timeless traditions with high-tech, immersive visuals that create a unique experience.

“Guests will get to know our characters through projected animation as they send […]

RAISE A GLASS

WHISKIES OF THE WORLD ISN’T YOUR AVERAGE BEVERAGE TASTING

BY: Karon Warren

Get ready to wet your whistle. On Oct. 26, Whiskies of the World returns to the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta hotel, bringing together more than 250 distilled spirits from around the world. But you don’t have to be a whiskey connoisseur to enjoy the festivities.

“This event combines all levels […]

A GRAPE EXPERIENCE

SAMPLE DOZENS OF WINES AT THIS BUDDING ANNUAL EVENT

BY: Karon Warren

On Sept. 28, the Sandy Springs Wine Festival returns for its second year to the lawn of the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park, where those ages 21 and older can indulge their love of good vino. From noon to 5 p.m., ticket holders can enjoy tastings of more […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

FAR EAST FUN

ANNUAL EVENT SHOWCASES DISTINCTIVE ASIAN CULTURES

BY: Karon Warren

On March 9 at Lenox Square, the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities foundation invites locals to Asian SpringFest, a yearly event celebrating the most populous continent’s many ethnicities.

Throughout the day, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese and other Asian cultures will be highlighted with a variety of events, including dance, […]

BUILDING UP FUN

AN EVENT FOR LEGO FANS YOUNG AND OLD

BY: Karon Warren

Lego fans unite! International Lego Day returns to the Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta at Phipps Plaza on Jan. 28, when visitors of all ages can indulge their love for the tiny building bricks. The activities include meet and greets with your favorite Lego characters, such as Batman, Bertie, Emmett and Kai, and a group build in the […]

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, SANDY SPRINGS

A MONTH’S WORTH OF HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS ON THE CITY GREEN

BY: Karon Warren

Returning for a second year, Sparkle Sandy Springs kicks off Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at its new location on the City Green at City Springs. The free event features a month-long display of lighted and decorated miniature houses, all painted by local businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations, plus one large, interactive house for the […]