Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/13/17


Featuring a Premium Open Bar, a Champagne Toast, Live DJ and More


Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, 2017

Atlanta, GA – 
This New Year’s Eve, join Midtown’s sexiest steakhouse for an unforgettable New Year’s celebration ball on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Known for its high-energy atmosphere and exceptional, signature and seasonal offerings, STK will take luxe to the next level during its New Year’s Eve Ball.  Not only are partygoers invited to enjoy a selection of seasonal specials created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., but they can also take advantage of a three-hour premium open bar beginning at 9 p.m. Music for the evening will be provided by DJ Ree de la Vega and revelers will be treated to complimentary New Year’s Eve party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and much more. Dinner reservations are also available without the premium bar tickets for a $100 minimum per person.

General admission tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $120 for ages 21 and up. VIP partygoers will also receive a bottle of Veuve Clicquot per four guests. To purchase tickets to STK’s New Year’s Eve Ball, visit: https://www.xorbia.com/e/stkatlanta/nye-ball-2018.  For more information about STK, visit www.stkhouse.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/8/17

26th Annual Atlanta Santa Pub Crawl is back and rebirthed at all new location decked out for the Holidays Live at Battery! Santa Pub Crawl is a blast each year. It’s a great way to meet new friends and have some drinks in the spirit of Christmas and also a great way to show the community you care. With that said, this is one of the Biggest Toys for Tots drive in the city. Toys for Tots is one of the best charities/organizations that raises money and collects gifts for underprivileged children. It will only cost you a few dollars for a toy but will be priceless to a young child on Christmas Day. So please, everyone that you speak to, everyone that you invite, please ask that they bring a little toy with them as well. We will be collecting UNWRAPPED gifts at Sports & Social. You know the season is about giving! Bar Lineup you can walk with beverages between: Sports & Social, PBR, Coors Banquet, Todd English, Terrapin Taproom, Yard House, Antico, C. Ellets, and Feed. Special include $3 Coors Light at Live at the Battery, $5 gift card drink credit at Yard House, $2 Whitestone oysters on the half shell at C Ellets, $7 food and drink combo special at Feed, and so much more! Tickets are $10 until December 15th and $15 after in advance, while $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased here: https://amsocialite.xorbia.com/atlanta-santa-pub-crawl/


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/27/17


7 – 9 PM

Nothing says the holidays like ugly sweaters and sparkling wine! Break out your favorite holiday sweater and join us in The Winery for a walk-around tasting of champagne & sparkling wine from around the world. Some wines you may be sampling:

Nicolas Feuillate Brut (Champagne, France)
Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Rosé (Alsace, France)
J. Laurens Blanquette de Limoux NV (Languedoc-Roussillon, France)
Villa Sandi ‘Il Fresco’ Prosecco (Veneto, Italy)
Coppo Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti (Piedmont, Italy)
Naveran Cava ‘Dama’ 2013 (Penedés, Spain)
Aubrey Brut (Champagne, France)
Charles Bove Pétillant Rosé NV (Touraine, France)
Saltare Brut Nature NV MVV (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Demarie 'Birbet' Brachetto d'Alba (Piedmont, Italy)
Gramona Cava Reserva (Penedés, Spain)
Roederer Estate Brut (Anderson Valley, CA)

*cheese & charcuterie will also be served; each guest will receive one 2-oz taste of
each wine*

Tickets are $40 and can be found here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/26/17

All-Inclusive New Year’s Eve Celebration Featuring Live Music, Cocktails, Food,


Midnight Breakfast Buffet, Champagne Toast and Much More!


Sunday, December 31, 2017 Beginning at 9 p.m.

Atlanta, GA – 
Let the countdown begin as Park Tavern gets ready to sail into the New Year on Sunday, December 31, 2017 with an all-inclusive celebration featuring live music from Yacht Rock Revue in the Piedmont Room.  Beginning at 9 p.m., partygoers are invited to enjoy an open bar of premium liquor, beer, wine and champagne from Coors Light, Redd’s Apple Ale, Absolut, Jack Daniels, Jack Daniels Winter Jack and El Jimador tequila, along with a range of tasty offerings including hors d’oeuvres, tacos, sliders, fresh sushi flown in from Hawaii, and s’mores.  At midnight, guests will be treated to a champagne toast and can dive into a breakfast buffet that includes fresh Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, breakfast burritos, and much more. General Admission tickets begin at $99 for ages 21 and up and covers all food and beverage between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.  Tickets for the Ultimate VIP Experience are $200 and include champagne, oysters, sushi, and wagyu beef from 8 to 9 p.m. along with the entire Yachty New Year’s Eve party from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.  Group tickets are also available for purchase with a savings discount of 10% percent when purchased in groups of 20 people or more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/13/17

Featuring ICE Pop Up Shop, Holiday Shopping Spectacular, Shopping Happy Hours

and Holiday Market


ICE Pop Up Shop

Since 2005, ICE has become known for its curated markets and pop-up shops celebrating local, regional and national independent artists, printmakers, jewelry makers, artisans, crafters, makers and more. Purveyors Shannon Mulkey Green and Christy Petterson  kick off the start of the holiday season with a special Pop-Up Shop that will once again transform ICE headquarters in Candler Park (1390 McLendon Ave. NE) into a boutique featuring handcrafted gifts made by the best local and national artists, crafters, and more. Atlantans and visitors alike are invited to explore the ICE Pop-Up Shop through Saturday, December 23, 2017. For more information on the ICE Pop Up Shop, visit http://www.ice-atlanta.com/pop-up-shop/.



The 13th Annual ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular 

Always a favorite, the craft innovators behind the Indie Craft Experience (ICE), are also excited to host the 13th annual ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular. Set for Saturday, November 18, 2017 and Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular will take place at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (65 Martin Luther King Junior Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30334). This two-day event features over 165 unique craft and vintage vendors, local food options, and a live music performance by DJ Zano. Attendees can also take advantage of a special Georgia Grown section in the garden, kids crafts with Treehouse Kid and Craft, and the Tiny Doors ATL tiny tree lot. The first 250 attendees will receive complimentary swag bags. Entry is $5 cash at the door and kids 12 and under are free. For more information on the ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular, visit http://www.ice-atlanta.com/holiday-shopping-spectacular/.



Weekly Shopping Happy Hours at the Margaret Mitchell House

In addition to the traditional ICE holiday markets, founders Shannon Mulkey Green and Christy Petterson have welcomed a new slew events to the roster. A series of three evening craft markets leading up to the holidays, ICE is now hosting special holiday Shopping Happy Hours every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beginning November 30 to Decemeber 14, 2017, each evening will feature 25 vendors showcasing an amazing selection of craft, art and vintage offerings at the Atlanta History Center’s lovely Midtown campus, otherwise known as the Margaret Mitchell House (979 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309). In an intimate setting, guests can sip and shop with access to a cash bar, and will have the opportunity to tour the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum. With no monetary cost to enter, ICE strives to give back this holiday season. Entry to the Shopping Happy Hour experience is two non-perishable food items, which will be donated to a local non-profit organization. For more information on the Holiday Happy Hours, visit http://www.ice-atlanta.com/about-holiday-shopping-happy-hour/.



ICE Holiday Market

Finally, ICE will close out the 2017 season with the Holiday Market on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Yaarab Temple (400 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). An ideal spot for shoppers to pick up last minute gifts, patrons can shop ‘til they drop at the one-day event featuring an array of handcrafted and vintage options from more than 50 vendors, local food vendors and music by DJ Zano. The first 100 attendees will receive complimentary swag bags. Entry is $5 cash at the door and kids 12 and under are free.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/12/17

Come Together & Misfit Right In: The Mean, Green Grinch Returns to Ponce City Market for a Three-Week Bender of Bad Holiday Behavior


Watch the Grinch’s Heart Grow, Attend a Misfit Parade on the Atlanta BeltLine, Go to the City’s Naughtiest Party, Join Holiday Workshops & Much More


The Grinch is back for another year of holiday mis-behavior at Ponce City Market, and he begrudgingly invites you to come together, shop together, stay together, play together and misfit right in! Atlanta’s historic community destination in Old Fourth Ward announces its 2017 holiday spectacular. Help the Grinch’s heart grow through the power of community. Expect three weeks of mischief all over the city of Atlanta, culminating in a “naughty vs. nice” Beltline face-off between Santa and the Grinch on Friday after Thanksgiving before the duo settles into their respective thrones on the second floor of Ponce City Market to greet their fans. The boldest holiday celebration in the Southeast is always free and open to the public.


Festivities include:   

Fri., Nov. 3rd – Sat., Nov. 24th:

GRINCH GREETINGS – Dodge the Grinch around the city! Look for the mean, green one himself riding around Atlanta in Ponce City Market’s iconic Ford Bronco, delivering guerrilla “compliment” cards commending civilian culprits on their dis-service.

DYNAMIC HEART COUNTDOWN & “INSTA-LLATION” – Find fractured green hearts scattered around Atlanta, and watch as a larger-than-life heart art “insta-llation” grows live on Instagram by following @ATLMisfit (psst…keep an eye on the Krog Street Tunnel, too!)


Sat., Nov. 17th – Sun., Dec. 20th

BIG NICK’S TREE LOT & HOLIDAY VILLAGE – Join Santa and the King of Pops Tree Elves at the best Christmas tree lot in town! The Ponce City Market South Lawn (facing North Ave.) will transform, boasting a holiday forest full of fresh trees for purchase. Carry your tree right off the lot or have the Tree Elves deliver to your home! The tree lot will be open from 11am-8pm Monday – Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sundays.


Mon., Nov. 20th – Weds., Feb. 14th

SKATE THE SKY – The Roof at Ponce City Market invites you to “Skate the Sky.” High above Ponce de Leon Avenue and overlooking the Atlanta Beltline and Old Fourth Ward, Rooftop Terrace will transform into a rooftop winter wonderland. Guests will be able to enter the ice rink as a walk-in from Skyline Park ($10 for adults; $7 for kids 12 and under) or Nine Mile Station. Hours for the rink will be Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., Monday through Wednesday from 3 to 10 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m., with 21+ only access after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The ice rink will be available to rent for corporate events or holiday parties during the day.


Fri., Nov. 24th:

NAUGHTY VS. NICE PARADE – Are you naughty or nice? It’s time to choose a team! His heart now three sizes larger (track it on instagram), the Grinch is on a mission to SLAY-ride along the Atlanta BeltLine. If you’re feeling naughty, the public is invited to meet him at 10:30 am with raucous brass/hip-hop band John Boy + Surround Sound and his merry band of misfits in tow, and follow the Green Grand Marshall as he leads community participants with LED balloons from Krog Street all the way down the Beltline to Ponce City Market. Feeling kinder? March with Santa instead on team nice! The parade will culminate with a grand finale arrival at The Shed at Ponce City Market for the official holiday kickoff at noon.


THE NAUGHTY LIST PARTY – Only the naughtiest will be given admission to this late-night event, including burlesque performers and local DJs to set the mood as food and drinks from Ponce City Market restaurants are served in the Atlanta Gallery Collective, Ponce City Market’s second-floor pop-up art gallery open through the holidays. Stay tuned for a ticket link.


Fri., Nov. 24th – Sat., Dec. 23rd

THE GRINCH IN RESIDENCE – Popcorn! Bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! The Grinch will be in residence all season long inside his hip in-town lair on the second floor alcove above the Central Food Hall. Your family is invited to take pictures and engage with the green furry one.


SANTA’S WORKSHOPS – Watch social media for the hashtag #SantasWorkshopsPCM. Santa’s workshops mean naughty and nice holiday fun, from wrapping paper stations to candle-making classes, in Ponce City Market retail stores all season long. Jazz up your Mount Crumpit-destined items with wrapping paper, gift tags, and other Santa swag. Stay tuned to our Facebook events page, Instagram, and poncecitymarket.com/events for a frequently-updated roster.


Sun. Dec. 31st

NEW YEAR’S EVE ON THE ROOF – Raise a glass to 2017 on The Roof at Ponce City Market this New Year’s Eve. Skyline Park and Nine Mile Station will toast the new year with a rooftop masked ball featuring sweeping views of the city skyline. Regular and VIP admission will be available. Before the champagne starts flowing, Skyline Park will host a family-friendly “Noon Year’s Eve” daytime event for children to count down to noon. Stay tuned for ticket information coming soon at www.poncecityroof.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/09/17

Day and Night Ice Skating Experiences in the Heart of Midtown for All Ages


 Open Thursday, November 23, 2017 through Monday, February 19, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia –
The Rink at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park glides back into the hearts of Atlantans on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017, when it opens for the 2017-2018 season.  Located in the spacious Garden Tent at Park Tavern on the Atlanta BeltLine, this favorite Intown holiday tradition will once again feature modern amenities for day and night skating including a covered rink that is 85 feet long and 40 feet wide and comfortably accommodates 200. Open through Presidents Day, Monday, February 19, 2018, Atlantans and visitors alike can enjoy unforgettable ice skating experiences. The rink offers all day skate sessions, themed children’s birthday parties, ‘Skate After 8’ for ages 16 and up, and a number of special events including a high-energy NYE show courtesy of Yacht Rock Revue. Starting at just $15 to skate all day on non-peak season days, The Rink provides high-quality rental skates that are professionally sharpened.


While skaters stay warm under the beautiful heated tent with a state-of-the-art sound system, observers are invited to sit back and relax under Park Tavern’s renovated, covered patio that features plenty of seating, stone fire pits, flat screen TVs, private cabanas, holiday decorations and much more.  With rink and park-side dining available, throughout the season patrons can indulge in homemade hot chocolate, specialty seasonal cocktails, house-made brews, 1/2 price wine bottles every Wednesday, 1/2 off sushi from 10 p.m. to midnight, cooking s’mores over the fire pits, and much more. All while taking in the views of Piedmont Park and Midtown’s picturesque skyline.


The Rink at Park Tavern will be open Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.  The Rink is open to ages 16 and up only from 8 p.m. to midnight nightly. The ice team resurfaces the ice every 1½ hours.  The Rink at Park Tavern is also available for private skating lessons, parties, and even marriage proposals.  To make reservations, view the most up to date event calendar, specialty packages, and venue rental information, please visit www.parktavern.com. $15 to skate all day on non-peak days, which includes rental for ice skates. $20 all day skate during peak season days. *Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets beforehand to verify availability.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/5/17

November 24th to December 12th, 12 PM to 8 PM every day of the week!


The joy of the holiday season begins at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center with The Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House– an Atlanta holiday tradition for 40 years! Visitors of all ages will enjoy touring the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion elaborately decorated by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers, as well as professional holiday displays, an expansive artists’ market, and themed events for all ages. Every room inspires and captures the spirit of the season. Callanwolde holds something for every member of the family.


By evening, see the 12-acre campus of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in a new light- every building on the grounds will shine with professional light displays by Illuminating Design.


Christmas at Callanwolde offers a variety of opportunities to celebrate the season with daily events including:


  • Tours
  • Live Entertainment
  • Holiday Shopping
  • Family Activities

Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door (credit or debit card only).

Information and Tickets


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/24/17

Flagship Exhibit Will Be Portraits of James Beard Award-Winning & Nominated Southeastern Chefs & Mixologists, Photographed by Erik Tanner


Opening Weekend Will Be October 28th-29th, Coinciding with Sunday Supper South, The Annual James Beard Foundation Benefit at Ponce City Market


Kicking off this fall, Ponce City Market is hosting ATLANTA GALLERY COLLECTIVE, a pop-up gallery and cultural destination that will showcase the best of Atlanta’s contemporary art scene. The space will feature works from ten of the city’s top art galleries (below) and will take up residence on Ponce City Market’s second floor in the Central Food Hall. Opening weekend will be October 28th-29th, coinciding with Sunday Supper South—the annual James Beard Foundation benefit hosted by Chef Anne Quatrano at Ponce City Market.


The flagship exhibit will be a photography show of portraits of James Beard Award-winning and nominated chefs and mixologists from around the Southeast. Each was photographed by Erik Tanner, a Brooklyn-based, world-renowned photographer who has captured everything from the cover of TIME Magazine to Japanese VOGUE and subjects as far-ranging as Aziz Ansari to Radiohead. Talent featured in the exhibit at Ponce City Market include Hugh Acheson, Greg Best, Sean Brock, Ford Fry, Kevin Gillespie, Asha Gomez, Linton Hopkins, Meherwan Irani, Miles MacQuarrie, Hector Santiago, and Steven Satterfield.


As selected by local art expert and Atlanta native Spalding Nix of Spalding Nix Fine Art, ATLANTA GALLERY COLLECTIVE will highlight works from ten local galleries:

–        Arnika Dawkins Gallery

–        Jackson Fine Art

–        Kai Lin Art

–        Lumiere

–        Marcia Wood Gallery

–        Mason Fine Art
–        Matre Gallery

–        Spalding Nix Fine Art

–        Tew Galleries

–        Whitespace

Expect a variety of mediums like sculpture, paintings, photography, and more. The pop-up gallery will be open to the public, with all works available for purchase through the holidays.


Sunday, January 22nd at 7 pm

Location: Southern Exposure

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/31/17

Immersive Creative Experience “Blends” Together Hair Styling, Music, Makeup, and Performance Art

Atlanta, Georgia (January 26, 2017) – Keune Haircosmetics, a global hair care company with North American headquarters in Atlanta, launched its much-anticipated new hairstyling product line BLEND at an exclusive, invite-only event on January 22, 2017.  Produced by  Bill Kaelin Marketing and located at the striking  Southern Exposure venue within King Plow Arts Center on Atlanta’s Westside, the event hosted over 250 hair  stylists  and  tastemakers,  and played off of a “blended” theme throughout, including a variety of unexpected artistic experiences, entertaining performances, and creative food and drink.

“Keune BLEND’s launch party was a celebration of individuality, personal style, true beauty, and art,”  says Atlanta-based Rachael Hoffman, VP of Marketing for Keune North America. “We are thrilled with the positive reception to Keune’s hot new hair styling line, and look forward to continuing to expand BLEND’s reach for consumers and hair stylists alike throughout Atlanta and North America’s hair salons. For a company that has been around for over 97 years, in 72 countries – we are just getting started in the states and the response has been tremendous.”

Southern Exposure’s expansive 7,000-foot space with soaring 25-foot ceilings, more than 2,000 panes of glittering glass windows and unique vignettes set the scene for the BLEND creative experience to unfold.  Everywhere guests turned there was something to stimulate the senses Atlanta  DJ Ree De La Vega put a bounce in partygoers’ steps with her sick beats, while famed local graffiti artist Dr. Dax created a large scale painting that was given away at the end of the evening. An aerialist flew over an all-white photography area where guests were given the opportunity to take part in a live photo shoot. Performance artist Diego entertained onlookers through a glass-walled bathroom space, where he played with BLEND products and various hairstyles, while hair models with makeup by Crush Studio and styling by nationally renowned Keune artists George Alderete, Edward Woody and Switzerland’s Mike Karg showcased trendy BLEND looks throughout the crowd.

Garbed in over-the-top wigs filled with colorful BLEND products, drag queen hosts took Polaroid photos of guests that hung from clotheslines during the event, and later, attendees took home their snapshots. The hosts included the fabulous Dax Exclamation Point, who has appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race; Brigitte Bidet, who emcees her show “Tossed Salad” at Burkhart’s Pub; and Hydrangea Heath, who performs for the “Tossed Salad” and “Gurlfrand” shows in Atlanta.

Garbed in over-the-top wigs filled with colorful BLEND products, drag queen hosts took Polaroid photos of guests that hung from clotheslines during the event, and later, attendees took home their snapshots. The hosts included the fabulous Dax ExclamationPoint, who has appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race; Brigitte Bidet, who emcees her show “Tossed Salad” at Burkhart’s Pub; and Hydrangea Heath, who performs for the “Tossed Salad” and “Gurlfrandz” shows in Atlanta.

Bold American Catering tantalized taste buds with creative bites that juxtaposed flavors like sweet and savory and cool and hot, such as bacon and peanut butter shots and cantaloupe and pineapple with smoked chili powder. At the open bar, Bai cocktails matched BLEND’s hot-hued packaging in flavors like blood orange, pineapple and grapefruit and Atlanta’s Wild Heaven provided yellow cans of Emergency Drinking Beer. Plus, mobile sips and treats  included Cult Carts’ “adult” cotton candy in unexpected blended flavors, such as Strawberry Fig Balsamic, Lavender Cookies & Cream, and Vanilla Popcorn, as well as a model who brought bubbly to partygoers with her “Champagne dress.” Tito’s Vodka served up Moscow Mule slushies from the dry ice bar in VIP.

Fashioned for the modern muse, style chameleon, and free spirit, Keune BLEND sparks creativity with endless mix-and-match hair-styling options. The 14 premium products in the modern and colorful BLEND collection feature packaging with silver metallic, bold black and a rainbow of hot hues, and look just as great on your shelf or countertop as it does when used on your hair. The line encourages personal style by offering everything you need to work with volume, texture, hold, shine and more. Use each product, from a shaping texturizing cream to a de-frizzing shine booster, alone or create a custom mash-up that suits your hair or the mood and mode of the moment. Grab two, three, four—as many products as you want—to invent a whole new shape and make it your own. It is top-shelf mixology for hair that’s going places.

Need inspiration? Keune has got you covered with eight international looks inspired by today’s street fashion and DIY videos to help you create them. Watch another video introducing Keune BLEND here.

All Keune BLEND products are available for purchase at professional salons, including Salon 124 and Genesis Salon locations in the Atlanta area. To find one near you, visit us.keune.com/salonfinder.

A family-owned and founded company based in The Netherlands, Keune Haircosmetics has served hair stylists, colorists, and consumers since 1922 by providing the finest professional hair color, hair care, and styling products to more than 70 countries. For more information, visit keune.com/na.