Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/22

Solar Hybrid System Supplements Over 15 Percent of Energy for the Restaurant, Pool + Grove and Smart Windows Increase Efficiency by up to 20 Percent

 Rooftop L.O.A., the soon-to-open, world-class resort-style Restaurant, Pool, and Grove atop The Interlock in West Midtown, is equipped with state-of-the-art green technology designed to increase efficiency for the entire rooftop. Situated nine stories above Atlanta lies a 38,000-square-foot rooftop featuring a 118-kW solar hybrid system, which heats the 1,200-square-foot resort-style Pool and provides electricity throughout the rooftop, plus self-tinting windows and doors that change intelligently throughout the day based on real-time conditions and increasing efficiency.

The solar hybrid system, which consists of 77 interconnected panels spread out across two roofs and represents a $550,000 investment for Slater Hospitality, is unique for hospitality and culinary concepts. While solar panels are becoming more typical for commercial buildings and offices, carbon offsets via solar panels are quite uncommon for restaurants and resorts. Rooftop L.O.A.’s innovative solar hybrid system supports electricity and hot water for the entire rooftop, which includes the 8,000-square-foot full-service Restaurant and three bars throughout. Their sustainable efforts designated Rooftop L.O.A. as a Green Energy Project by the Small Business Administration.

Another element of the rooftop’s sustainability is View Smart Windows. Not only do the windows increase energy efficiency by up to 20 percent and reduce cooling cost by up to 30 percent, but they also increase access to natural light and unobstructed, 360° views of Atlanta’s skyline. By eliminating the need for blinds and shades, and minimizing heat and glare, the Rooftop L.O.A. guest experience is comfortable and sophisticated. Complete with car charging stations in the parking garage, the entire Interlock property is tech-forward.

“As we began concepting for Rooftop L.O.A., it was important to us to consider our environmental impact and we had the opportunity to take an innovative approach in creating this space from scratch,” said Slater Hospitality CFO, Brett Hull-Ryde. “We wanted to be efficient and sustainable, all while remaining aligned to our ‘people-first’ value, which is at the center of everything we do at Slater Hospitality.”

Rooftop L.O.A. is also minimizing single-use plastic with pasta straws and Vero Water for premium filtered water without the plastic bottle and the waste. Furthermore, L.O.A. staff uniforms supplied by Alex Crane are made with 100% sustainably sourced linen, which is a renewable and natural material.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/22

The Lineup features: The Disco Biscuits, Grace Potter Yonder Mountain String Band, Twiddle, and more
Presented by Scofflaw Brewing Co. the Two-Day Festival Benefits City of Atlanta Parks, Atlanta ContactPoint, and Candler Park Neighborhood
Consummate music fan pleasers, Rival Entertainment, brought Candler Park Music Festival roaring back to life with an early Fall date in 2021. This year the two-day festival will be reclaiming its late spring dates and inviting fans back to Candler Park for music, food, and art on June 03 and 04, 2022. The fourteenth edition of this neighborhood favorite festival will showcase The Disco BiscuitsGrace PotterTrouble No More– celebrating the legacy of the Allman Brothers Band and featuring Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Daniel Donato, Dylan Niederauer, Jack Ryan, Peter Levin, and Roosevelt Collier; Yonder Mountain String BandTwiddleAndy Frasco & The U.N.Cha WaCBDBThe Orange Constant, and Webster. Accompanying the live performances will be a hand-picked selection of some of the City’s best food trucks and vendors and an artist market showcasing a wide range of makers.
Candler Park Music Festival is also pleased to announce that Scofflaw Brewing Co will be returning as a presenting sponsor and will be featured throughout the grounds. The West Atlanta-based purveyors of tasty beverages will be the official beverage provider for those 21 and older. In addition to the widely enjoyed brews from Scofflaw Brewing Co., their hard seltzersFlippin Bird Spirits, and ‘ready-to-drink canned cocktails, and All Nations Spirits will be on hand for purchase. Fontis Mountain Spring Water will be available onsite, as well.
Early Bird General Admission Weekend Passes with complimentary bicycle valet, festival entry, and access to beverage and food concessions, artist market, sponsor activations, and live performances are on sale now for $40, before fees. Early Bird VIP Weekend passes include everything that the General Admission pass has, plus: VIP security check and entry, daily welcome drink (available the first three hours), exclusive VIP area with stage front access, Rival Skydeck access- 30′ above the festival for optimum viewing, private VIP cash bar, and VIP restroom trailer area, are on sale for $110, before fees. All ticket types are available online at Candler Park Music Festival is an all-ages event.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/22

May AFFPS Festivals!

Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival 
The Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2022 on the grounds of Roswell City Hall. Known for its preservation of history, celebration of the  arts and cultivation of the entrepreneurial spirit, Roswell is recognized as a family-friendly and enthusiastic art buying  community. An art festival created for artists by artists, the two-day outdoor  festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors,  metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the  opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live  acoustic music, dance  performances, food trucks with healthy alternatives and more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more  information about the festival,  visit   or
Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival
Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park on Park Drive in Buckhead on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday May 15, 2022. An ideal destination to bring the family and pups to the award-winning, two-day festival that features more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, event goers are also invited to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, and participate in hands-on activities. The festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks, beverages and acoustic music performances. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit and


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Specials, treats, gift ideas, brunches, and more.

Sugar Factory

Make Mother’s Day sparkle at Sugar Factory Atlanta on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th. Located in the heart of Midtown, Sugar Factory has prepared an exclusive Mother’s Day offering – a decadent New York Cheesecake dipped in rich dark chocolate and topped with whipped cream, chocolate covered strawberries, a raspberry macaron and edible gold for $21. This mouthwatering dessert is the sweetest way to make mom feel like a queen. For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call 470.428.4395. Sugar Factory Atlanta is located at 1080 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta.

Atlas and The Garden Room

Delicious dining is perfect for every kind of mother in anyone’s life – even those who say they don’t need a thing! There’s no other way to ring in Mother’s Day than with Chef Freddy Money’s unparalleled dining experience. Enter Atlas and The Garden Room. Read on for details:
  • Brunch
    • Atlas: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • The Garden Room: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dinner
    • Atlas: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Menu and libation offerings will be inspired by the season and the experience will be enchanting!
  • Atlas will also be accommodating larger parties in their main dining room.
To reserve either experience visit: 

5Church Midtown welcomes mom and her whole crew to a Mother’s Day buffet from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The buffet is priced at $60 for adults and $20 for children. Make reservations online.

Usually closed on Sunday and Monday, Aria will be open on Sunday, May 8 starting at 5 p.m. and on Monday, May 9. Guests can celebrate mom while enjoying the modern American restaurant’s seasonal menu and comfy, yet upscale atmosphere. Menus and reservation options can be found online. Note that Aria will be closed on Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11.

Carson Kitchen, located in the heart of Alpharetta, is serving delicious brunch and dinner menu options on Sunday, May 8. The urban neighborhood spot is built on the philosophy of reimagined comfort food— including menu favorites such as donut French toast, chicken and waffle, black rice and oxtail risotto, and crispy chicken skins—making it the perfect place to honor mom this Mother’s Day. View the menu and make a reservation online.

Buckhead Village staple Gypsy Kitchen is featuring mom-approved menu items for Mother’s Day. Brunch highlights include a Spanish tortilla with fried eggs, njuda, sofrito, and sesame laffa ($14) as well as tuna crudo with confit cherry tomatoes ($14), shrimp crab Louie ($16), and a delicious smoked salmon Benedict with poached eggs and a side of zaatar-roasted home fries ($16). Dessert brings orange blossom honey custard topped with caramel crisp ($10). Reservations and regular menu items can be found online.

Raise a glass to mom at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern. All locations—Brookhaven, Perimeter, Halcyon, and Atlantic Station—are featuring mimosas all day along with the regular menus. Make a reservation online.

Marlow’s Tavern is offering a selection of Mother’s Day features in addition to its regular menu for families to enjoy. Call a local tavern for details.

Those wanting to whisk mom away for a weekend getaway this Mother’s Day, should head to the Monte Vista Hotel and dine at Milton’s Black Mountain. The regionally inspired Southern restaurant is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch buffet boasting tomato bisque with Parmesan cheese sticks, classic Caesar salad, avocado toast, goat cheese and asparagus frittata, and zucchini bread to start. Entrée options include a roasted Joyce Farm chicken, carved beef tenderloin, cauliflower steaks, and seared and roasted salmon. Choose among sides like creamed corn, herb-roasted new potatoes, and grilled broccolini. For something sweet, try Milton’s strawberry shortcake, chocolate torte, and Key lime pie. Brunch runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and pricing is $55 for adults and $20 for children. View event details and make reservations online.

Ocean & Acre, where the land meets the sea, is a dining destination mom will adore. On top of regular menu items, the coastal culinary joint will be serving an egg white frittata with roasted mushrooms, goat cheese, and tomato jam ($14), a frito misto with shrimp, calamari, finfish, and scallops with roasted garlic herb crema ($16) as well as trout almondine with asparagus and wild rice pilaf ($24). Regular menu items and reservation options can be found online.

Ensure mom stays out of the kitchen on Mother’s Day with a family meal from PITA Mediterranean Street Food. Each family meal comes with a choice of two proteins, three sides, tzatziki sauce and pita bread for just $39.99. View and the menu and place orders online.

Start Mother’s Day at The Southern Gentleman. The Buckhead Village eatery will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. featuring a four-course prix fixe menu priced at $59 per adult and $29.50 per child. View the menus online and make a reservation to make this year’s Mother’s Day one to remember.

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is offering its regular menu along with a few showstopping features. Give mom a taste of the coast with herb risotto with pan-seared scallops and lemon butter ($28.95) or a seared gulf redfish with an assortment of fresh vegetables and salsa verde ($27.95). Explore regular menu items and make reservations online.

The Woodall opens for brunch at 10:30 a.m. on Mother’s Day, offering its signature brunch menu featuring favorites like jumbo lump crab cake Benedict with seared crab cake, sautéed spinach, sunny egg, English muffin, heirloom tomato brûlée and creamed corn béarnaise; and chicken paillard with white bean cassoulet, grilled escarole, chicken meatball and parsley root. Reservations are available via OpenTable.

Normally closed on Sundays, Umi will be open and serving its menu of modern Japanese cuisine from 4-8 p.m. Should mom prefer dinner at home, Umi also is offering its menu for takeout. Make reservations and view the takeout menu online.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/22

The 148th Run for the Roses is just around the bend on Saturday, May 7

Also Amazing Cinco De Mayo events 5/5 or 5/7


Raise a glass and tip hats, all HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern locations— Brookhaven, Perimeter, Halcyon, and Atlantic Station—are hosting Kentucky Derby parties starting at 5 p.m. Features include mint juleps, HOBNOB Old-Fashioned and pimento and bacon sandwiches. Come dressed for the winner’s circle; the best-dressed couple wins a $300 gift basket. The contest starts at 7 p.m. Reserve tables online.

Taco Mac boasts locations in neighborhoods all over the state for Kentucky Derby viewing. For those seeking a bourbon fix, Taco Mac’s Peachtree Proper mixes Buffalo Trace bourbon, maple syrup, peach bitters, and black walnut bitters—a perfect pair to the eatery’s award-winning chicken wings, juicy burgers, and more.

The Southern Gentleman hosts its annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 7 from 3:30-7 p.m. on the patio. Everyone is in the winner’s circle with Derby-inspired cocktails including mint juleps, A Lady’s Companion with Ford’s gin and apricot liqueur, and Horseshoe margarita; traditional Southern appetizers such as Kentucky hot brown sliders, fried catfish, and Benedictine tea sandwiches; and race viewing on multiple screens. Guests should come dressed to impress for a chance to win prizes in the Derby Day Hat and Best Dressed contests and other competitions. Tickets are $65 per person and include passed bites, two Derby-inspired beverages, and a branded julep cup to take home. View more details and purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Sat., May 7, 3:30-7pm – Hampton + Hudson’s Kentucky Derby Party

Hampton + Hudson’s Kentucky Derby celebration is back! The Inman Park restaurant will be pouring Mint Juleps, Brown Derby cocktails, featuring Elijah Craig, salted honey syrup & sparkling grapefruit, and more to celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports history.

Race to Boone’s to Watch the Kentucky Derby

Boone’s, a dynamic restaurant overlooking the Bobby Jones Golf Course with high-quality service and first-rate cuisine, is hands-down one of Atlanta’s best dining spots. Not even wild horses can drag guests away, because on Saturday, May 7th, horse racing fans are invited to watch the Kentucky Derby at Boone’s on the large-screen TV throughout the restaurant. Amidst all of the excitement, racing enthusiasts can cheer on their favorite horse while sipping on Boone’s mint julep special cocktail. Served at the Kentucky Derby since 1938, the mix of bourbon, sugar, and mint on ice is best known for being The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports’ signature drink. Guests are also welcome to immerse themselves in Boone’s expansive menu. Boone’s is open to the public and can be located at Bobby Jones Golf Course at 2205 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information, please call 770.835.4267 or visit

Place Your Bets and Watch the Kentucky Derby at Dantanna’s
Hold your horses, the Kentucky Derby is on its way! Giddy over to Dantanna’s to watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7th. Starting at 11 a.m. Derby fanatics are invited to rein it in and enjoy Dantanna’s mint julep cocktail special while watching the coveted race. Cozy up inside the iconic Atlanta sports watching restaurant to watch the race or enjoy their expansive, dog-friendly patio. Calm the pre-race jitters down with libations and mouthwatering cuisine created by Executive Chef Brad Parker that includes a selection of starters, salads, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, pasta, desserts, and more. Dantanna’s also offers a wide selection of cigars that guests can explore at The Buckhead Cigar Store inside the restaurant. For more information or to make a reservation, visit  or call 404.760.8873.


Fiesta the night away at Chido & Padre’s this Cinco de Mayo. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. and runs until late at night with chef-driven Mexican cuisine, killer margaritas, and the hottest patio in Buckhead.

With jumbo margaritas and show-stopping tacos, HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is the perfect place for a festive Cinco de Mayo. Celebrate all night long with live Latin music, dancing, and margarita and taco specials at all locations of the neighborhood eatery. Free tickets are available to gain priority entrance and minimize the wait at the Atlantic Station and Halcyon locations. Make reservations online.

Johnny’s Hideaway gets in on the Cinco de Mayo celebration with a festive meal and beer special. Before hitting the dance floor of Atlanta’s iconic nightclub, guests can fuel up on shrimp tacos and Spanish rice for $14.95 and add a Modelo for just $4.

On May 5, Marlow’s Tavern Duluth is partnering with Don Julio to host a tequila dinner. The four-course dinner with tequila-based cocktail pairings starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $75 per person. Menu highlights include Tavern salad with esquites, tequila-lime shrimp ceviche, tequila-braised pork and Ferrero Rocher chocoflan. For reservations call 770-622-2033.

Cinco de Mayo is too fun for one day of festivities. Tin Lizzy’s is celebrating with Cinco Days of Cinco running May 4-8. Specials include $7 Herradura margaritas and $4 Dos Equis drafts. Bring the fiesta home with the cantina’s Cinco party packs to go all week long. Check out the menu or find a location online.

Go Loco and Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Red’s Beer Garden
Cinco de Mayo is nacho average holiday! On May 5, 2022, Red’s Beer Garden is offering loco taco and beer specials that will leave partiers with something to taco ‘bout. Try one of Red’s Gringo Taco specials: A fun spin on Taco Bell’s soft tacos, one with ground beef and another with veggie crumbles. Guests can pair their tacos with a selection of draft beers or choose a can or bottle from one of the 300 beverages in the self-serving coolers. Red’s Beer Garden will offer Arches Mexican Empire on draft to celebrate the occasion. To take the fiesta to the next level, for any Arches beer purchase, draft or can, customers will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Arches Beer. Sunday hours are from 4 to 10 p.m. Red’s Beer Garden is located at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information, visit or call 770-637- 2299.

Shake Things Up This Cinco de Mayo at Puttshack

Bring on the tacos and tequila, and let the Cinco de Mayo celebrations commence! There are plenty of great spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta this year, and Puttshack is one of the best. After enjoying a few rounds on Puttshack’s creative, tech-infused mini golf courses with games like life size PacMan and giant Beer Pong, golfers can get in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with one of Puttshack’s mouthwatering margaritas. Guests can shake things up with Puttshack’s Spiced Pineapple Mezcal Margarita, or keep it classy with their Ultimate Top Shelf Margarita. Puttshack is open on Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. for holiday festivities all day long. Puttshack Atlanta can be located at 1115 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, please call 404.738.7888 or visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/26/22

Atlanta’s Leading Not-For-Profit Food Rescue Organization Continues to Connect Excess Food to Those in Need

Second Helpings Atlanta was born out of a mission to reduce food waste and feed the hungry. What started as a volunteer initiative at Temple Sinai in 2004, officially incorporated as its own 501C3 in 2012, and remains the city’s leading non-profit organization rescuing healthy, nutritious, surplus food and distributing it to those in need through complex supply chain logistics. By diverting food from landfills and providing it to those in need, Second Helpings Atlanta aims to close the gap on food insecurity and keep refuse out of landfills.

“Our deep knowledge of donation nuances and delivery logistics, along with our carefully cultivated relationships with agencies, uniquely positions Second Helpings Atlanta as the frontline food rescue logistics organization in Atlanta,” said Andrea Jaron, executive director of Second Helpings Atlanta.

Every day, hundreds of volunteer drivers rescue food from more than 80 donors, including grocery stores, corporate kitchens, stadiums and big box retailers, and deliver it to more than 40 homeless shelters, food pantries, domestic violence shelters and other nonprofits across the Atlanta metropolitan area. Second Helpings Atlanta currently rescues on average 80,000 pounds of surplus fresh, perishable food each week, which keeps it out of landfills. With efficiency and sustainability in mind, Second Helpings Atlanta developed a 90- Minute Model designed to allow volunteer drivers to make local food rescues and deliveries in 90 minutes or less.

“Our team of dedicated volunteers are the heart of our organization,” continued Jaron. “Together, we hope to create change by helping people think in new ways about food waste and its societal and environmental impact.”

Second Helpings Atlanta is a nonprofit food rescue logistics organization dedicated to reducing hunger and food waste in the metro Atlanta area by rescuing healthy, nutritious, surplus food and distributing it to those in need. For more information, please visit or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/22

Latest Pop-Up Features Tapas-Style Menu with Wine Pairings

Sunday, April 24 3-7pm

Explore Enzo’s Northern Italian flavors at an Apericena pop-up at The General Store at Serenbe on Sunday, April 24. Apericena is an informal meal serving tapas-style food, and Enzo’s menu features a three-course menu paired with three wines.

The menu boasts a first course of oysters and bubbles followed by tuna tartare, hamachi crudu, beet caponata, and bruschetta paired with a robust white wine. The third course rounds out the meal with wood-grilled spiedini misti made with beef, sausage and seafood served with sauces and vegetables and paired with a light red wine.

Enzo’s Apericena runs 3-7 p.m. and costs $60 per person. Tickets may be purchased online through Eventbrite.

Before Enzo—a new Northern Italy-inspired, chef-driven steakhouse and bar concept from Andrea Montobbio and Carmine Noce—opens in the summer in the Town at Trilith, guests are experiencing the restaurant through catering and private events, pop-ups and special events, and grab-and-go and take-home dishes available through select retail partners. View catering options and Enzo At Home menus on Enzo’s website and follow Enzo on Facebook and Instagram or visit the website for happenings in the community.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/22

Afternoon Rooftop Culinary Adventure Explores Different Mediterranean Regions with Rotating Food and Drink Features

Starting April 24th and every Sunday!

Gypsy Kitchen invites guests to explore exciting Mediterranean destinations during its new Under the Mediterranean Sun Sunday series starting April 24. Each Sunday afternoon on the Buckhead Village eatery’s spacious rooftop patio, Gypsy Kitchen’s chefs embark on a culinary adventure featuring food and beverages from a region of the Mediterranean and music from a flamenco guitarist. Specials from each region will be available every Sunday for six weeks at a time.

The first stop on April 24 is Morocco showcasing a celebration of Moroccan-inspired bites and beverages including:

  • Marrakesh Trio ($14) – zaalouk and olive, charred onion labneh, harissa and pepper relish with toasted sesame babari bread. Add hummus for an additional $8.
  • Honey Roasted Sumac Carrots ($15) – turmeric couscous, cashew cheese, and smoked cinnamon citronette
  • The Casablanca ($14) – white wine, tequila, smoked cinnamon blanc vermouth, pineapple, amaro, and Moroccan-spiced rim
  • Tangier Sunset ($40, shareable serving for four) – vodka, elderflower, watermelon, cucumber, and habanero honey

Under the Mediterranean Sun kicks off when the restaurant opens at noon with the flamenco guitarist starting at 4:30 p.m. Gypsy Kitchen’s revamped rooftop patio oasis boasts lush greenery, richly patterned woven rugs and tapestries, and new furniture perfect for fostering conversations with friends. The culinary journey continues each week exploring a new destination.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/22

Atlanta Derby Day

Blue Martini Buckhead on May 7th, 2022 from 4pm – 8pm

Tickets: HERE.

Put on your floppy hats and seersucker and join us for a full day of Derby themed fun at Blue Martini Atlanta for the Derby Watch Party! On May 7th, enjoy a variety of deliciously crafted bourbon cocktails, sparkling wines, themed menu, live music by DJ One Nate, and a day of the races on the big screen. Hookah and cigars available for purchase.

Valet Parking for $10 will be available on site. Uber/Lyft are always encouraged.

Dress code will be enforced – Please dress in themed attire. No athletic caps or sleeveless shirts.


  • Admission for one to Blue Martini Atlanta

  • One Complimentary Mint Julep or Grey Goose Cocktail ($15 Value)

  • Access to Live Entertainment & Watch Party

  • Viewing space for best hat and best dressed contest

  • $45
  • Admission for two to Blue Martini Atlanta

  • Two Complimentary Mint Julep or Grey Goose Cocktail ($30 Value)

  • Access to Live Entertainment & Watch Party

  • Viewing space for best hat and best dressed contest

  • $80
  • Admission for Four to Blue Martini Atlanta

  • Guaranteed Seating & Premium Viewing Space

  • Four Complimentary Mint Julep or Grey Goose Cocktails ($60 Value)

  • Access to Live Entertainment & Watch Party

  • Viewing space for best hat and best dressed contest.

  • $180


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/22



Featuring Vibrant Installations, Flower Markets, Colorful Floral Workshops, Immersive Exhibitions & More


Welcoming spring with open arms, the flower fête of the season is set to kick off in the Buckhead Village neighborhood in the form of a show-stopping Bodacious Blooms Flower Festival Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1. Stacked with heavy-hitter partners including New York’s conceptual silk flower studio Floratorium and renowned florist Canaan Marshall of HBO Max’s “Full Bloom,” the community-wide festival invites visitors to the area to join in for a weekend of larger-than-life floral installations, hands-on floral workshops from master floral designers, colorful in-store activations, exclusive promotions and endless photo-ready moments – all vibrantly designed to celebrate the spring season in style. 


“Flowers are an amazing way to bring people together,” said Marshall. “As a Georgia native, I’m thrilled to be a part of uniting our communities in such a beautiful way – we have big plans for the weekend, and the best part is, all are welcome!”


To celebrate the inaugural event, Jamestown’s Buckhead Village has joined forces with neighboring properties EDENS’ Andrews Square, Selig’s Buckhead Commons, The Charles and The St. Regis Atlanta, plus Livable Buckhead, to create a walkable weekend complete with a budding line-up of ticketed events, open-to-the-public floral displays and over-the-top installations across all properties. Buckhead Village will also host live music, themed activations, in-store promotions from retailers including Veronica Beard, diptyque and alice + olivia, celebratory beverages from dining destinations like Gypsy Kitchen, Taverna and Shake Shack, and of course, various complimentary floral stops along the way.


Can’t-miss signature weekend events include:


Thursday, April 28 – 6-8pm


Buckhead Village will be hosting a grand unveiling and first-look at the property’s celebratory installations from New York-based flower and art studio Floratorium, floral designer Canaan Marshall and local florist and art installation extraordinaire Pinker Times, plus a new botanical-themed mural by local artist Niki Zarabi.

Guests will enjoy floral-infused cocktails and canapés from Le Bilboquet and live floral arranging demonstrations by Floratorium, plus live music and an exclusive first look at all of the gorgeous floral installations throughout the property. The event will take place in the beautiful, weather-protected, open-air area of The Veranda – located at the corner of Bolling Way and Buckhead Avenue across from Le Bilboquet.


Thursday, April 28 – 5-7pm


Buckhead’s Southern Baked Pie Company will offer a festive flower arranging class with Roswell Flower Farm Posie Fields! Guests will be provided with all florals and vessels needed to create their own blooming masterpiece, all while indulging in petite savory pies from Southern Baked Pie Company. Tickets are $95 – spots are limited. Call the Southern Baked Pie Company at 404-263-0656 to RSVP.


Friday, April 29 – 11:30am-1:30pm


Top floral designer Canaan Marshall will be leading an intimate, hands-on floral arrangement class. As seen on HBO Max’s Full Bloom (S2), Canaan describes this experience as a fantastic introduction for those who are interested in creating a breath-taking arrangement for their own home, or anyone who would like to learn to use everyday floral elements to enhance their next get together. 


Tickets are $200 per person, and guests will be provided with florals, a vessel and all of the necessary supplies to design a beautiful centerpiece to bring home. The class will be held in The Veranda, and boxed lunches and refreshments will be provided by Saint Germain Bakery.


Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1 – 9:30am-12:30pm


Sakara Life, the New York-based wellness company on a mission to transform lives through food as medicine, will be popping up at Buckhead Village’s beloved Bella Cucina! Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, Sakara invites the community to Café Sakara to rev up the morning with complimentary Metabolism Super Powder Lattes, Goji Rose Donuts and exclusive samples of Sakara’s best selling wellness essentials. Attendees can also peruse some of the freshest locally-sourced produce around and check out Sakara’s very own flower market (all available while supplies last!). The pop-up will be open to the public, and guests are encouraged to RSVP for the event here.


Saturday from 1-7pm & Sunday from 1-6pm

Located on Buckhead Avenue next door to B.M. Franklin & Co.


Multidisciplinary artist, designer and Pinker Times founder Skye Lin will welcome visitors to escape reality for a relaxing stroll through LIGHT – a luminous, immersive floral walk-through exhibition conceptualized to capture the beauty of spring with vibrant colored blooms, metallic florals and ambient mood lighting. Manifesting otherworldly beauty, LIGHT illuminates parallels between man-made and natural floral elements through deconstructive, interactive and innovative processes. 


In 2020, Skye founded Pinker Times, a team she led to work on experiential sculptures, installations and space activation. On a daily basis, Pinker Times is a hybrid retail and exhibition space that offers a forever flower bar, ready-made arrangements and floral gifts for visitors.


Saturday, April 30 – 10am-noon


Livable Buckhead is hosting a community planting day on PATH400 benefitting Hands on Atlanta! This event provides guests with the opportunity to be an integral part of establishing a Georgia Audubon Certified Wildlife Sanctuary through helping create pollinator gardens to support local wildlife along PATH400. The event is limited to 50 guests – registration is required.


Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1 – 1-7pm


Join the “king of vintage,” fashion guru and author of the legendary Decades Cameron Silver for a jaw-dropping trunk show at Jerrimiah James, Buckhead’s premier showroom and concierge shopping service offering personalized, luxury shopping experiences alongside one-of-a-kind designer and vintage pieces. 


The lavish pop-up will take place on Saturday and Sunday, and feature vintage men’s and women’s pieces along with a selection of new looks from local sustainable designers. Guests will be able to shop the latest and greatest while imbibing in bespoke cocktails adorned with edible flower cubes and enjoying live music throughout the showroom. The pop-up will be open to the public, and guests are invited to meet and greet with the fashion curator and author, Cameron Silver. 


Saturday, April 30


Buckhead visitors and event-goers are invited to visit Boxwoods Gardens at Andrews Square for an informative demonstration of how to plant your pots for summer, as well as a question and answer session with the Master Gardeners on staff.


Andrews Square will also have live music playing throughout the property from 1-4pm for all visitors, shoppers and guests to enjoy.


  • Buckhead Village Festivities

Saturday, April 30 – Noon-6pm


Buckhead Village invites visitors to enjoy beautiful floral installations and live music while taking advantage of in-store promotions and a line-up of other complimentary onsite experiences including florals from Joli Jardin Farm’s flower truck Blumenwagen, pours of floral lemonade from Bella Cucina and family-friendly flower crown making stations. 


  • Floral Installations Across Buckhead Village Neighborhood

Saturday & Sunday


Floral installations will remain on display for the public to enjoy at Buckhead Village, Andrews Square, Buckhead Commons, The Charles and The St. Regis Atlanta. Visit the official event website for a full list of locations.


For a list of additional can’t-miss weekend in-store events, promotions, and workshops throughout the neighborhood, click here