Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/16/17

November 4th, 1 – 5 pm

The fourth annual Acworth Beer & Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, November 4th from 1 – 5 pm in Historic Downtown Acworth. We will have over 100 beers as well as a selection of wine and cider. There will be live music, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. The beer and wine list will be added to the website soon. Tickets are now on sale for $35. They will increase to $40 after Oct. 26 and will be $50 the day of the event. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website:  http://acworthcraftbeerfest.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/15/17

Sat, Oct 28th, 8 pm – 2 am

Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts the 8th annual Boos and Brews on Saturday, Oct 28th from 8pm – 2am at Center Stage / The Loft / Vinyl. Two DJs and a live band will be performing in the three separate spaces of the venue. There will be a General Admission ticket as well as a Beer Lovers ticket option. (See below for more info.)

Costume Contests: “Best Male,” “Best Female,” “Best Couple,” and “Best Group” with Winter Beer Fest tickets as the prizes. We will also have a contest for “Best Costume” after the event on Facebook for $500 cash. The most Facebook ‘Likes’ wins the money.

General Admission includes entry, entertainment and up to two drink tickets with entry before 9pm*  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 after Oct. 19, and $25 day of event.

*Receive two drink tickets with entry between 8 and 8:30pm, one drink ticket with entry between 8:30 and 9pm. Drink tickets will be good for one Bud, Bud Light, Goose Island or Shock Top bottle, or one vodka drink (actual drinks subject to change based on sponsor preference). All tickets must be used by 9:30pm.

The Beer Lovers Ticket includes all beer samples from 8pm-1am and is $40 in advance, $45 after Oct. 19, and $55 day of event. Only the Beer Lovers ticket holders can get beer options from the draft stations. General Admission can only purchase bottles or cans of beer and liquor.

***Ticketmaster fees can be avoided by purchasing at the Center Stage Box Office, Monday – Friday, 11am – 6pm. 

Culture Drivers by Infiniti and Urban Daddy: The Art Of

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/12/17

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, over 300 stylish Atlantans descended upon The Foundry at Puritan Mill in bustling West Midtown for Culture Drivers, an exclusive event hosted by UrbanDaddy and INFINITI.  An interactive and boisterous night, art, culture, food and cocktails came together in an expectation-defying private affair where culinary innovations by celebrity chef Roblé Ali were center stage. With an experience at every corner, guests also enjoyed live dance and painting performances, a special DJ performance from DJ Salah, and visual demonstrations inspired by food throughout the night.

Some of the foodie highlights of the night were the deviled egg bar with Thanksgiving stuffing, turkey, and cranberry piled on top, lamb meatballs, champagne bar, and those thai tacos. We enjoyed watching the live art where he used mashed fruit to paint an Infiniti Car! Finally, one of the most interesting parts of the night was those “the art of” stations where models grated beets, mashed herbs, and froze fruits as we ate, sipped, and watched. Check out the photos below!

The Art of Grating Beets

Thai Coconut Curry Tacos

The Art of Freezing Fruit

Champagne with Rasberry Puree

25th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares Had Flower Power

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/12/17

What does that mean? Read on!

Arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, creator of two namesake boutiques in Atlanta and Manhattan, celebrated 25 years of Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta on Monday, August 28, 2017. The annual fashion forward and philanthropic event was once again hosted by Event Chairs Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams.  A sold-out evening, the City’s most notable gathered in Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead to enjoy a high-energy reception and silent auction followed by a live auction and runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers such as Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Valentino, Dries van Noten, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik.


Kalinsky and Jeffrey Fashion Cares were also granted a Phoenix Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a citizen for service to the City of Atlanta by the Mayor. The award recognizes outstanding achievements and service to the city, state, nation or world.


The 25th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares benefitted Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina. Over the course of its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised more than 15 million dollars for its beneficiaries.  For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.


A special thank you to the 2017 sponsors including: Host of the Night – Phipps Plaza; Bespoke – Nordstrom; and Presenting – Blue Sky Agency, Cadillac, eventologie, Jeffrey Atlanta | New York, MAGNUM Co., SPANX, and The Tavern at Phipps.


Jeffrey Kalinsky’s Fall Trend Forecast: 


Out with the minimal, and in with the maximal- so goes the ever-revolving door of fashion trends. For Fall 2017, we are revisiting the powerful, exaggerated silhouettes and over-the-top embellishments of the 1980’s. From New York all the way to Paris, runways were lit up by each designers’ newfound flair for extravagance. It is finally time to open your minds and your closets to daring, yet infinitely chic possibilities. Shop on…


Power Shoulders: One of the most memorable fashion moments of the 1980’s (aside from the larger-than-life hair) were the larger-than-life shoulder pads. Think cropped couture jackets and little party frocks all with a dramatic shoulder line that creates the illusion of a smaller waist.


Fun Furs: When the temperature starts to drop, nothing says decadence quite like swathing yourself in fur. This season, don’t let your exceptionally soft selection of outerwear be merely utilitarian; instead, choose one that is just as unique and cheerful as it is cozy.


Rare Birds: Feathers are no doubt the biggest story in embellishment this season. Bright, bold, beautiful plumes could be spotted flouncing down the catwalk of practically every major designer.


Give Them the Slip: Who says silken slip dresses must be confined to the bedroom?  If you are afraid of being mistaken for a sleepwalker, layer an asymmetrical, lace-trimmed slip over a t-shirt or sweater for a decidedly modern look

Flower Power: As Miranda Priestly famously taught us in The Devil Wears Prada, florals are by no means groundbreaking for spring. They are, however, an unexpected delight for fall and winter. This season, designer’s showcased moody, yet bold versions of the print that would feel right at home in an 18th century painting.

Chalktoberfest Chalk and Beer Festival 2017

Date: Saturday, October 14th – Sunday, October 15th

Time: Varies

About: Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art (MCMA) presents its annual Chalktoberfest on the Marietta Square in Downtown Marietta. The Chalktoberfest theme is “Bring your A-Game” and will feature over 90 professional chalk artists from around the US, Italy, Ukraine, Mexico and Canada. Artists will dazzle spectators from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. during the two day event.  Featured chalk artists include but are not limited to, the world renowned Tracy Lee Stum who has won numerous awards and written her own book entitled The Art of Chalk. Vera Bugatti from Italy has been featured in several books including Sidewalk Canvas, Street Art, and the Art of Chalk. Valentina Sforzini from Italy has also competed in festivals all over the world, won numerous events, and in 2010 and 2012 won first place in the Sarasota Chalk festival where she was featured in a documentary about the “Street Painting World”. These three plus many more award winning and established professional artists bring the street to life! On Saturday Oct. 14th only, Chalktoberfest includes the annual Craft Beer Festival, with a selection of more than 100 different craft beers. The Craft Beer Festival allows visitors to walk around and enjoy the chalk art while drinking samples.  MCMA encourages guests to visit local restaurants and talk to professional artists from around the country as they create their masterpieces.  Enjoy live music all day and an after-hours concert in the Park featuring Doug Cameron and his 17 piece Orchestra.  Tickets for the beer fest are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Access to the chalk art is FREE.


All information here!