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ATLANTA HOSTS THE SUPER BOWL OF RUNWAY SHOWS

BY: Karon Warren

For those more interested in style than the Super Bowl, the 18th annual Off the Field Players’ Wives Association Fashion Show is the perfect way to celebrate the sport’s biggest game. On Feb. 1 at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, the wives of both former and current NFL players, current and retired players themselves, and some celebrity guests […]

LATIN FEVER BALL

One of Atlanta’s most festive fundraisers celebrated its 30th anniversary in grand style recently at the InterContinental Buckhead hotel.

More than 650 patrons gathered for a lively evening of music, dancing and Latin inspired eats and drinks that included everything from mini arepas and Argentinian-style chicken to Spanish crème brûlée and bottles of cava. Costumed fire twirlers, jugglers and other performers from The Off Centered Project entertained […]

WINE WOMEN & SHOES

“The $315,000 we raised is the most in the history of Wine Women & Shoes Atlanta,” brags Mary Kathryn Wells-Winsett, co-chair of the recent fundraiser benefiting the leukemia and women’s cancer programs at Northside Hospital.

Four hundred part goers gathered at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead for, among other things, a Best in Shoe contest in which dozens of contestants modeled their fanciest footwear. Professional models […]

ATLANTA’S WOMEN OF DISTINCTION

A group of powerhouse women was honored recently at the Atlanta History Center, at what was the March of Dimes’ first Atlanta’s Women of Distinction event.

Nominated by their friends or colleagues for their community involvement, business leadership and other factors, the honorees included notable females in entertainment, real estate, transportation, technology and other categories. A Community Impact Award and a Rising Star award were also presented. The […]

A WILD KICKOFF

A DYNAMIC DINNER PARTY MARKS THE START OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION

BY: Karon Warren

Continuing one of Atlanta’s time honored traditions, the 57th annual Wild Hog Supper takes place Jan. 13 at the Georgia Freight Depot. This yearly shindig serves as the unofficial kickoff to the Georgia legislative session, with proceeds benefiting the Georgia Food Bank Association’s Farm to Food Bank program.

OVER THE MOON

KOREAN ARTIST JIHA MOON SHOWCASED AT BUCKHEAD GALLERY

Everything from traditional folk art to pop culture icons influence the work of Korean artist Jiha Moon.

BY: Karon Warren

In an exhibit opening Nov. 9, Korean artist Jiha Moon brings her combination of gestural paintings, mixed media, ceramic sculpture and installation to the Alan Avery Art Company for a two-month show titled “Where Serpents Change Their Skin.” […]

STRING FLING

“Puppet Masquerade” was the theme of this year’s String Fling, a fundraiser held at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead on behalf of the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Even the characters from the center’s in-house puppet shop who were in attendance—and posed for pics with many of the 275 attendees—donned top hats and festive masks. There was also a musical puppet tribute to this year’s honorees, longtime arts […]

FALL FOR FASHION

True to its tagline “Ending hunger one look at a time,” the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s annual Fall for Fashion show recently raised more than $25,000 in honor of Hunger Action Month.

The crowd gathered at the trendy Tootsies boutique in Buckhead to check out a display of the latest designer fashions. Simply Buckhead’s own Joanne Hayes strode down the runway in a colorful Emilio Pucci dress. […]

A TWIST ON TRADITION

MUSICAL DUO FUSES CLASSICAL AND HIP-HOP

BY: Karon Warren

Taking the stage at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Dec. 2, Black Violin brings its unique sound, often described as “classical boom,” to Atlanta. Composed of violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus, Black Violin combines their classical training with a dose of hip-hop to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that appeals to all ages. In fact, in addition to […]

A TRIBUTE TO OUR QUIET HEROES

CURE’s 14th annual A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes raised a record-breaking $470,000 this year.

A fundraiser for the nonprofit organization devoted to conquering childhood cancer, Quiet Heroes honored 250 mothers of children battling the disease. Nearly 600 guests gathered at Flourish in Buckhead, where they enjoyed lunch and a silent auction, complete with Elton John tickets, beautiful jewelry, handcrafted toys and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “Be […]