Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/20/16


 Live Music, $3 Drink Specials a Fish Fry and More 


Friday, June 24, 2016 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Atlanta, Georgia (June 17, 2016) – What better way to celebrate summer than with a party on the patio? On Friday, June 24, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tavernpointe is teaming up with SweetWater Brewing Company, Corralejo Tequila and Jägermeister to host a summer “Sipathon” on the expansive outdoor patio overlooking bustling Peachtree Street.  Featuring live music from Atlanta’s own The Len & Pete Show, patio-lovers are invited to enjoy $3 drink specials while Chef Sid Blackwell serves up a traditional fish fry that includes hush puppies and french fries.  The full dinner, cocktail, and wine and beer menus will also be available.  For more information or to make a reservation, call (404) 549-3954 or visit www.tavernpointe.com.


Summer Sipathon at Tavernpointe


Friday, June 24, 2016
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


1545 Peachtree St NE #101
Atlanta, GA 30309



(404) 549-3954


Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Tavernpointe
Twitter and Instagram – @Tavernpointe


SweetWater Brewing Company, Corralejo Tequila and Jägermeister

Located on the corner of Spring St. and Peachtree St. in Midtown, Tavernpointe is known for progressive classic cocktails, craft beers, house made jerk sodas and a special take on familiar, classic dishes and upscale pub grub. Celebrating the art of pairing great food and drinks, their fare is made using high quality produce and local and sustainable proteins. Tavernpointe also has a 16 tap draft system, showcasing 14 beers and two cocktails on draft along with a diverse wine and beer selection. While globally minded, they’re committed to maintaining a casual neighborhood vibe and celebrating all things local in addition to providing friendly, detailed service with each new experience. Open seven days a week, Tavernpointe also has a beautiful private dinning room that can seat up to 60 guests and has a its own bar.  For more information, visit www.tavernpointe.com. Stay connected at Facebook.com/Tavernpointe and on Twitter and Instagram at @tavernpointe.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/19/16

Two Fun-Filled Days Featuring Live Music, an Expansive Artist Market, Food Trucks, Craft Beer, a 5K Run, Farmers Market and Much More

Atlanta, Georgia (June 15, 2016) – An annual tradition for more than a decade, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for two days of nonstop fun on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2016. Presented by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market that will double in size for this year’s event. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 14th annual Summer Shade Festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks with offerings for all tastes, craft beer, a Kids Zone, a 5K run, a farmers market and much more.

On Saturday morning at 8 a.m., runners, walkers and strollers are welcome to kick off the weekend’s festivities during the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, which includes free kid’s tot trot for ages 5 and under and a stroller stroll along the race course. Raising funds to support the Grant Park Conservancy and its efforts to restore the park, the course map start and finish at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. Pre-registration for is available at active.com or onsite at 7 a.m.

For the first year, festival goers are also invited to explore the Grant Park Farmers Market on both Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Located in the area surrounding the Milledge Fountain at the Corner of Cherokee Avenue and Milledge Avenue, the celebrated market will be nestled in the expanded artist market and will feature free chef’s demonstrations and educational activities for adults and kids in addition to a wealth of vendors selling an array of artisanal goods including fresh vegetables, cheeses, breads and meats.

Additional details about the 2016 festival including the full performer lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.  For the most up to date information, visit www.summershadefestival.org. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @GPSummerShade and Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerShadeFestival.


14th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival


Grant Park
840 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312


Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2016
Saturday, August 27 – 5K Run for the Park – 8 a.m.

Saturday, August 27 – Farmers Market – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 28 – Festival – 10 a.m. to 10: p.m.

Sunday, August 28 – Farmers Market – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28 – Festival – 11 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Free; All Ages Welcome


The Grant Park Conservancy – a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of Grant Park.


Parking lots are available off Boulevard Avenue or off Cherokee Avenue. There will also be street parking along Cherokee Avenue, Park Avenue, Atlanta Avenue, Berne Street and Sydney Street. There will also be a free bike valet courtesy of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.


Beacon Atlanta, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Starr Hill, Creative Loafing, Bright Horizons, and PNC.

About the Grant Park Conservancy:
The Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) is a non-profit, membership-based organization with a mission of protecting, enhancing and preserving Atlanta’s oldest park. At 131 acres, Grant Park is the fourth largest park in metro Atlanta. The Conservancy’s role is to spearhead and supplement projects in the park that could not otherwise be undertaken by the city due to reduced staff and budget cuts. Visit www.gpconservancy.org for more information.


Monday, August 29th at 7pm

Location: Phipps Plaza

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/19/16

Atlanta’s Most Fashionable Fête Returns to Phipps Plaza for an Unforgettable Evening Featuring a Cocktail Reception, Fashion Show, and Silent and Live Auctions 

Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Atlanta, Georgia (June 14, 2016) – Arbiter of style and acclaimed retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky will once again kick off Atlanta’s fall social season on a stylish note at the 24th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7 p.m.  One of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country; the philanthropic affair will feature a pre-show cocktail reception, silent and live auction, and a dazzling runway show – giving fashion lovers an intimate look at Fall’s hottest runway trends.  For the second year in a row, Jeffrey Fashion Cares will return to the recently renovated Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead and slip into a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court as Kalinsky and his team once again embark on their mission to raise as much awareness and funds as possible for the event’s beneficiaries, Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF).

“We are so excited for this year’s event!  Our committee members and production team are committed to delivering another fantastic event for two wonderful beneficiaries,” says 2016 Co-Chair Lila Hertz.

For 2016, Kalinsky will once again join Event Chairs Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams in producing an unforgettable evening for Atlanta’s most stylish.  Attendees are invited to mix and mingle at pre-show cocktail reception while they peruse and bid on an array of luxury items including timeless jewelry, watches and must-have handbags. After guests take their seats, a high-energy live auction featuring once in a lifetime experiences will lead up to a stunning runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers such as Lanvin, Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Gucci, Valentino, Dries van Noten, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. Last year’s sold-out event raised $700,000 for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF).

Fashion Event Chair:   

Jeffrey Kalinsky

Event Chairs: 

Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams



Monday, August 29, 2016


7:00 p.m.

Event Location:   

Phipps Plaza

3500 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326
Event Activities:  

Pre-Show Cocktail Reception

Live Auction
Jeffrey Fashion Show

The Atlanta AIDS Fund and Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta

Sponsor &
Patron Packages: 

Patron & Sponsor Packages available a www.jeffreyfashioncares.com.


$500 Reserved Seating* / Subject to Availability
Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 15, 2016 via www.jeffreyfashioncares.com.


Host of the Night – Phipps Plaza

Bespoke – Nordstrom

Presenting – Blue Sky Agency, eventologie, Jeffrey Atlanta | New York, MAGNUM Co., Porsche, SPANX, The Tavern.


Visit www.jeffreyfashioncares.com or call 404.420.2997.


Twitter – www.twitter.com/FashionCares
Facebook – www.facebook.com/JeffreyFashionCares


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/19/16

Atlanta, Georgia (June 14, 2016) – Restaurateurs Billy and Jenn Streck will open their first solo concept, Hampton & Hudson (H+H) – a community driven bar and restaurant located in Inman Park at 280 Elizabeth Street the last week of May 2016. Billy, best-known as co-owner of the bustling, Midtown hotspots Cypress Street Pint and Plate, GRAIN drink shop and eatery and Atwoods Pizza Cafe, has created another approachable and affordable haunt with his wife in one of Atlanta’s fastest growing neighborhoods. Jenn, an Atlanta native, has years of experience in both the music and bar industries and brings a wealth of talent and vision to their first concept.

“After almost 20 years in the bar and restaurant industry, we are so excited to be opening Hampton + Hudson in Inman Park. We have always wanted to be a part of this incredible neighborhood and we’re simply thrilled that we finally have the chance!” says Jenn Streck.

A true family business, Billy and Jenn have put their hearts and souls into H+H, creating an old-world style bar and restaurant that embodies the warmth and hospitality of being welcomed into someone’s home. The 3,500-square foot space boasts a mezzanine, large, central bar, private dining areas and an intimate outdoor patio with a fire pit. The interior has distinctive touches inspired by many of their favorite go-to spots from their travels and when they lived in the East Village in New York, but also plays to both the spirit of the neighborhood and Atlanta’s ever-growing dining scene.  Custom overhead bar lighting from local Atlanta designer Tobin Hagler illuminates the main room that features an open kitchen and is outfitted with reclaimed 1800’s barn wood, tufted leather booths, Colonial bar stools, handcrafted tables adorned with fresh flowers in Mason jars, an antique cash register on display, and a large garage door leading to the outdoor, covered patio.

“We painted a quote on our window before we opened by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a man that gained fame in the 1800’s as an epicure and a gastronome that is the core of our mission. It says, ‘To invite people to dine with us is to make ourselves responsible for their well-being for as long as they are under our roofs,” and we stand by that,” adds Billy.

With an expansive bar as the centerpiece of the restaurant, H+H will offer 20+ craft beers on draft, wine, cocktails and ice coffee on draft. Tweaked classics and seasonal cocktails are playful, delicious and delightfully uncomplicated.  Jefferson’s Jetpack – Cathead Vodka, lime juice, Orgeat, Framboise, Violette’s, egg white; Snow On Tha Bluff – Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, lemon juice, blood orange shrub, Strega, ginger beer; Upper East Side – gin, elderflower liquor, lemon juice, ginger, fresh raspberries, and mint; and Hard Times – tequila, blood orange, lime, Cassis served as a shot with a High Life Pony are among the spring offerings. Two pocket-friendly, brews will also be constants on the rotating beer list. H+H South House, SweetWater 420, will be just $3 while the H+H North House, Brooklyn Lager will be a whopping $4.

At the helm of the kitchen with a wood-fired grill and rotisserie oven stands Executive Chef Jason Hall (Saltyard, Livingston Restaurant & Bar) who presents a thoughtful menu that is packed full of locally sourced ingredients and covers all the bases, from snacks, salads and shareable dishes to impressive entrees, desserts, and late night offerings. Redefining the meaning of accessible pub food, standouts ideal for sharing include:  Hampton Hot Chicken Biscuit Sliders –  herb and cheddar biscuits, hot sauce,  spicy B+B pickles; house-made jerky; Steak Tartare Tacos with a potato chip shell; and the Duck Ham with little moo, fig aigre-deux, baby mustard greens served open-faced on sourdough from the “toast” menu. Mouthwatering “handheld” and “fork and knife options” include:  H+H’s signature Spies Like Us house blend burger topped with American cheese, Soviet Sauce, spicy house-made B&B pickles, and shredded lettuce; The Best Veggie Sandwich – Baba ganoush, smoked pepper, herbs, house-made focaccia; a half rotisserie chicken cooked for 24-hours; N.C. flounder fish + chips; and the cauliflower steak. Open for brunch, lunch, dinner and late night and with a kid’s menu, H+H also has numerous gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free options for all ages.

Hampton + Hudson is located in Inman Park at 299 N. Highland Ave., Unit L, Atlanta, GA 30307. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to midnight. For more on Hampton + Hudson, visit www.hamptonandhudson.com. Stay connected on Twitter at @_HamptonHudson and on Instagram at @HamptonHudson.


Monday, July 4th at 9:40pm for Fireworks

Location: Lenox Square Mall

Toast the red, white and blue with fireworks, family, and fun this Fourth!

Let freedom ring! One of Atlanta’s favorite summer traditions, Lenox Square’s Legendary Fourth of July, is set to return with a star-spangled bang! For over half a century, Lenox Square has celebrated Independence Day in grand tradition with patriotic activities for the entire family. At over 10,000 fireworks, the show has grown in scope and scale to become one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southeast. This year’s activities will include a 15-minute fireworks show, musical entertainment and food concessions. Everyone is invited to experience the city’s time-honored tradition and celebrate as Lenox Square lights up the sky on the Fourth of July!

What: Legendary 4th of July at Lenox Square

When: Monday, July 4, 2016

Lenox Square shops and restaurants are open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.*

Musical entertainment begins at 6 p.m.

Times: 6 p.m. – Jimmy Buffet tribute band Sons of Sailors opens the show.

7:45 p.m. – Show headliners, Party on the Moon, Atlanta’s favorite party band, takes the stage

Fireworks scheduled to begin at approximately 9:40 p.m.

Where: Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Rd. N.E.

Meet Me At Terminus

Date:  Thursday, June 16th to Sunday, June 19th
Time: Varies by day

About: This weekend, Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival, has announced the dates for the inaugural TERMINUS – a four-day event dedicated to bringing together young creatives and industry professionals for the best of film, TV and gaming. Taking place June 16 through 19, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis in Downtown Atlanta and throughout the city, TERMINUS will feature hands-on workshops, educational panels, game design expos, exclusive film and TV screenings, live-play tournaments, awards, chances to rub elbows and network with celebrities and industry leaders, and much more. Ideas United, producers of TERMINUS and creators of Campus MovieFest, chose Atlanta to launch TERMINUS based in large part to the city’s ongoing dedication to supporting and cultivating the entertainment industry. Get in on the mayhem. All-access badges run $129 for students and $149 for adults. There are also movie screenings, award entry, and other options available. If you get the all-access you get all parties, award ceremonies, and all workshops. It’s a great deal!

Website/link for more information:


2016 Atlanta Summer Beer Fest

Date:  Saturday, June 18th
Time: 3pm

About: On Saturday, June 18th at Historic 4th Ward Park is the 6th annual Atlanta Beer Festival starting at 4pm.  Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will feature 200+ beers, ciders and a selection of wine for those wine lovers out there. While this beer fest has been around for a few years, it gets bigger and better every year and this year is no exception. Don’t miss out on the beer, wine, ciders, music, and food for purchase. What we’re excited about is first-time local brewers Gate City, Abby of the Holy Goats, Omaha, Left Nut and the plethora of awesome and new breweries to choose from!  Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door.

Website/link for more information: