An Unforgettable 26th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/3/18

An Unforgettable Evening of Fashion and Philanthropy 

Arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, creator of two namesake boutiques in Atlanta and Manhattan, celebrated 26 years of Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta on Monday, August 27, 2018. 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, Atlanta’s most notable gathered in Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead to enjoy a high-energy cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a live auction and runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers including Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. Kalinsky is also set to open his first West Coast location in Palo Alto.


The 26th 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



Jeffrey Kalinsky’s Fall Trend Forecast: 


If there is one bold font message from the Fall 2018 shows, it’s that fashion is forever changing. In a world where both menswear and womenswear are being presented together, brands are evolving from the notion of seasonal collections.

If we had to choose one word to describe the season, it is #EMPOWERMENT. The expression of femininity came in many different shapes and sizes. From sharp shoulder outerwear, to an array of shine and iridescent colors, Fall 18 was anything but safe.

Other notable trends we noticed on the runways:

Sparkle:  Traditional sequins just don’t cut it! Your favorite knits, dresses, and coats have been transformed into exploded novelty items. The whirl of paillettes storming down the runway was hard to miss and the most shimmering jumpsuits were sent down the cat walk.

  Enormous fashion, anyone? Don’t be afraid to layer up with 2-in-1 pieces or oversized strong shoulder outerwear reminiscent of the 80’s. Designers are delivering exciting collaborations with this trend.

Sports:  Go team go! Many designers took to the sports culture, each creating their own athletic inspired merchandise.

Neon:  Not afraid of color! Fall 2018 brings you iridescent dresses that can be seen from a mile away.  On the runway, there were eye-popping neons (pink, green, and orange) in every type of fabric imaginable, including florescent infused knits.

Plaid:  Plaid looked richer than ever this season. We saw perfect tailoring to strong outerwear, all featuring plaid or plaid prints.



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/3/18

Saturday, September 22nd at 1 pm

04W Skatepark

The 2nd annual Old Fourth Ward Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, Sept 22nd from 1-5pm at the O4W Skate Park. The beer festival will be a fundraising event within the larger, annual Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest benefiting the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. The event will feature a selection of beer and cider from breweries on or around the Beltline as well as a selection of wine. After the beer fest concludes, beer will be available for purchase during the remainder of the Fall Fest. There will be live music and food will be available for purchase; the beer list will be added to the website soon: Old 4th Ward Beer Fest. Link to the Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest here:  Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest. Tickets are now on sale for $35. The price increases to $40 after September 13th and will be $50 at the door.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/3/18

Party in the Kitchen fundraiser returns to American Spirit Works, September 27

Culinary event with live music, cocktails, fine foods and auctions to benefit Open Hand Atlanta


ATLANTAIt’s time to turn up the heat! Chef Chairs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala, along with Co-Chairs Mary Williams and Nan Street, invite guests to Open Hand Atlanta’s 15th annual Party in the Kitchen benefit event, featuring exquisite cuisine by 19 of Atlanta’s most talented chefs. For the past 30 years, Open Hand has served the community by delivering meals to those living with nutrition-sensitive chronic disease, at-risk youth and families, and homebound seniors. After raising more than $750,000 last year, patrons will enjoy an evening of exceptional cuisine and master mixology on Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at American Spirit Works, located at 199 Armour Drive in Atlanta.


With nearly 30 million meals delivered, Open Hand Atlanta hosts the culinary-focused event annually to raise much needed funds to support its programs that provide access to health-promoting meals and nutrition education. As guests enjoy food prepared by chefs from some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, they can also bid on live auction items, including dinners prepared at home by renowned chefs Kevin Rathbun, Gerry Klaskala and friends. Throughout the event, a silent auction will offer an array of luxury items including travel packages, entertainment opportunities and fine dining experiences.


To attend the Party in the Kitchen, tickets can be purchased at Tickets for the Main Event on Thursday, September 27 are $250 each and include access to the chefs, mixologists, music and more.


Open Hand will also host a Patron Party to celebrate patrons and sponsors and provide a preview of the exquisite bites and sips to be featured at the main event. Beginning at 7 p.m., the event will take place on Thursday, September 13 and boast prominent chefs, cocktails and live music from Lilac Wine.


Patron Party tickets are $1,500 and all-inclusive with two tickets to the Patron Party and two tickets to the main event. To learn more information about Open Hand Atlanta, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/3/18



A Five-Course Culinary Journey Hosted by Executive Chef Nick Anderson of City Winery and Featuring the Combined Talent of Popular Atlanta Chefs


Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia — It’s no surprise that Atlanta’s restaurant community will step up when it comes to giving back. On Monday, September 24, 2018, notable personalities from an array of popular Atlanta restaurants will join forces at City Winery at Ponce City Market for a Barrel of Chefs, a dynamic evening filled with eating, drinking and giving back.

Hosted by Executive Chef Nicholas Anderson of City Winery, the event will benefit Giving Kitchen and feature an unforgettable five-course dinner created by the combined talent of chefs:  Hector Santiago of El Super Pan; Andre Gomez of Porch Light; George Brooks of Botiwalla; Brad Smallwood of The Mercury; Jonathan McDowell of Nine Mile Station; Andy Gonzales of Steinbeck’s Ale House; Woody Back of Table & Main; Chris Wilkins of Root Baking Co.; Arnaldo Castillo of Minero; Christian Perez of City Pharmacy; and Shay Lavi of Rozina Bake House and Coffee.

Kicking off with a welcome reception at 6:30 p.m. and with dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m., the guided experience also includes a specialty craft beer and beer cocktail by Second Self Beer Company, hand-selected City Winery wines made by Atlanta’s only winemaker Travis Green, coffee by Dancing Goats Coffee, and much more.

“With Chef Nick leading the way, it’s clear City Winery is serious about community engagement, care for restaurant workers and being a curator of culinary excellence in Atlanta. We’re so grateful to be involved, and we can’t wait to break bread with some of the best chefs in Atlanta,” says Bryan Schroeder, Executive Director, Giving Kitchen.

Tickets to a Barrel of Chefs at City Winery are $150 per person for ages 21 and up and available for purchase at   The direct ticket link is HERE.  All proceeds benefit Giving Kitchen, a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial support and a network of community resources.