Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/29/23

Thursday, April 6

6-8pm @ Avenue West Cobb & Avenue Peachtree City

The Avenue West Cobb & Peachtree City, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center, is celebrating the start of the spring season with their annual Spring Festival. The festival will be held on Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Marietta community members are invited to stroll the Avenue and enjoy a fun Spring celebration. The festival’s main event, a special Easter Egg hunt will kick off at 7 p.m. at The Green (located between GameStop and Seasonal Designs). Guests looking to collect some sweet treats are encouraged to bring their baskets to join in on the fun.

Spring Festival guests will also have the opportunity to participate in various seasonal activities including:

  • Selfies with the Easter Bunny and Baby Chick
  • Live music spun by a DJ
  • Balloonists
  • Face painting
  • Mini petting zoo
  • Bounce house

“Spring is finally here! The Avenue West Cobb/Peachtree City is thrilled to ring in the season and celebrate the Easter holiday with our traditional Spring Festival,” said Taylor Campbell, marketing manager at The Avenue West Cobb. “We’re looking forward to hosting many more family-friendly events across the center as the weather gets warmer in the months ahead.”

For more information, please visit https://www.avenuewestcobb.com.

For more information, please visit https://www.avenuepeachtreecity.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/29/23


From Classic Easter Dishes and Decadent Desserts to Easter Bunny Visits and Live Entertainment, Atlanta Chefs Feature Exceptional Flavors and Fun this Easter

Easter is Sunday, April 9, and Atlanta restaurants are gearing up to offer special menus and buffets to celebrate the holiday. Several popular eateries in the city are offering traditional Easter dishes such as glazed ham, prime rib and deviled eggs along with special brunch menus, entertainment and visits from the Easter Bunny. To ensure a spot at one of these restaurants, reservations are strongly recommended and are just a hop, skip and click away. Prices below do not include tax or gratuity unless otherwise noted.


5Church Midtown

  • Easter buffet: Carving stations with prime rib, tangerine-glazed ham and herb-roasted turkey, chicken pot pie, seafood paella, sweet potato praline casserole, strawberry-rhubarb salad, crispy Brussels sprouts with spiced-honey glaze, black truffle deviled eggs, assorted cupcakes and cookies and more
  • Served: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. with last seating at 7 p.m.
  • Price: $65 for adults, $20 for children 12 and younger
  • Reservations: OpenTable

Livingston Restaurant & Bar

  • Easter buffet: Eggs Benedict, Eastern oysters on the half shell, four cheese mac and cheese, pan-seared sea bass, carving station with prime rib and citrus-honey-rosemary house-smoked ham, a selection of delectable desserts and more
  • Served: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with last reservation at 3:30 p.m.; complimentary two-hour self-parking
  • Price: $95 for adults, $47.50 for children 5-12, complimentary for children under five
  • Easter Bunny and live entertainment from Mike Zimmerman
  • Reservations: OpenTable; prepayment required.


5Church Buckhead

  • Easter buffet: Carving stations with prime rib, tangerine-glazed ham and mojo-braised pork shoulder, lamb medallions caponata, seafood paella, sweet potato praline casserole, strawberry-rhubarb salad, crispy pancetta with English pea salad, brioche bread pudding, assorted cupcakes and cookies and more
  • Served: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. with last seating at 7 p.m.
  • Price: $65 for adults, $20 for children 12 and younger
  • Reservations: OpenTable

Gypsy Kitchen

  • Classic menu plus chef features
  • Served: starting at 12 p.m.
  • Reservations: online

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill

  • Classic menu plus chef features including deviled eggs with lobster and chive salad ($12), bacon-wrapped pan-seared scallops with green beans and risotto ($29.95), chocolate-filled milk chocolate egg ($10)
  • Served: starting at 11 a.m.
  • Reservations: online

The Southern Gentleman

  • Four-course prix-fixe menu with course options from chef Banks White. Features include deviled eggs with green tomato chowchow and crispy country ham, lobster bisque, apple cobbler French toast, jumbo Gulf shrimp and grits, pan-roasted king salmon, braised prime short rib hash, vanilla bean cheesecake and more; view menu
  • Served: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Price: $59 for adults, $29.50 for children
  • Reservations: online

Sandy Springs

Ray’s on the River

  • Easter buffet
  • Served: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Price: $75 per person
  • Reservations: online


Ocean & Acre

  • Classic menu plus chef features including grandma’s deviled eggs ($12), banana carrot cake with mascarpone icing and toasted walnuts ($10) and a mimosa special with season flavors ($10)
  • Served: starting at 11 a.m.
  • Reservations: online

Ray’s at Killer Creek

  • Easter buffet
  • Served: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Price: $75 per person
  • Reservations: online

Multiple Locations

Marlow’s Tavern

  • Marlow’s Tavern is offering a selection of Easter features in addition to its regular menu for families to enjoy.
  • Hours & Reservations: Call a local tavern for details.

Out of Town

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails Black Mountain

  • Easter brunch buffet: Poached shrimp salad, chilled pea and mint soup, prime rib carving station, rosemary and brown sugar-glazed spiral ham, baked Norwegian salmon, grilled asparagus, creamy four-cheese herbed macaroni, chocolate torte with macerated berries and more
  • Served: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Price: $55 for adults, $20 for children
  • Appearance from the Easter Bunny with photos at the gazebo from 12-2 p.m., fun lawn games and an Easter egg hunt at 12 p.m.
  • Reservations: online

Sun., April 9, 11am doors, noon start – Easter Gospel Brunch featuring Darius Paulk at City Winery Atlanta

Guests can enjoy a brunch buffet at City Winery Atlanta while taking in a gospel performance by Darius Paulk starting at noon. Tickets for the show can be purchased here for $25-35. The brunch buffet will be charged separately onsite.

Sun., April 9, 11am-3pm – Easter Brunch at The Americano with Live Music, Easter Egg Hunts, Egg Painting Crafts Table & a Visit from the Easter Bunny

Guests are invited to a special Easter celebration at Atlanta’s Italian Steakhouse, The Americano. Helmed by celebrity chef Scott Conant, the restaurant will serve its newly launched Sunday brunch menu, featuring house-made favorites including Steak & Eggs, Wagyu Beef Cheek Hash, Pasta al Pomodoro, a tableside Bloody Mary Cart, and much more. Plenty to enjoy for both kids and adults, guests can take part in an egg decorating craft table from 11am-3:00pm, live Motown/R&B music by the Dan Coy Trio from 11am-3pm and easter egg hunts in the garden at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. Along with photo opportunities in the garden, the Easter bunny will make tableside appearances inside the restaurant in between egg hunts! Brunch reservations are encouraged and can be made by visiting OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 404.946.9070.

Sun., April 9, 11am-3pm – Easter Brunch at Lazy Betty

Celebrate Easter with brunch and sparkling wine pairings! For $165 per guest, Lazy Betty’s Easter brunch  experience will consist of four savory courses and one dessert course. Sparkling wine pairings will be available for $115 per guest. Supplemental courses including caviar, risotto and scallop pithivier will be offered. The food menu will be ticketed through Resy and will be refundable up to four days before the holiday. Please see the menu (subject to change) below.

  • Amuse Bouche
  • First Course: Grilled Avocado with charred citrus, green goddess & spicy greens
  • Second Course: Truffled French Omelette with black truffle butter, chive & mushroom duxelle
  • Third Course: Smoked Salmon with potato latke, soft poached eggs & brown butter hollandaise
  • Fourth Course: Charcoal Grilled Westholme Wagyu with porcini and egg yolk tartelette & sauce bordelaise
  • Fifth Course: Cheesecake with lemon cremeux, raspberry foam, citrus tuile, meringue & raspberry sorbet
  • Petit Fours

Sun., April 9 10am-2:30pm – Easter Brunch + Masters Watch Party at Hampton + Hudson

The Inman Park community bar and restaurant will be celebrating with Easter specials from 10am-2pm and a golf watch party beginning at 2pm. The Easter cocktail specials include a “Sunday Spritz” with Ketel One Botanicals, cucumber, mint, hibiscus & Blanc de Blancs for $8, plus $15 bottles of prosecco and $20 Mimosa with a bottle of prosecco and a carafe of OJ. The Easter brunch special is $25 a person and includes:

  • Starter: Deviled Eggs with paprika and parsley
  • Entree: choice of Bone in Ham Chops with orange & brown sugar glaze plus mashed potatoes & broccoli au gratin OR House Smoked Salmon Filet with lemon-dill aioli, plus macaroni & cheese and green bean almondine
  • Dessert: Strawberry Bread Pudding with a rum butter sauce and chocolate sauce

To reserve, email events@hamptonandhudson.com or visit their website. Additionally, guests looking to celebrate at home but without the cooking can opt for a to-go order of the menu above: $55 for two  or $100 for four. Orders must be placed by Noon, Thurs., April 6.

Masters Tournament Watch Party

Hampton + Hudson welcomes guests to enjoy putting greens on the patio, Adam Greene mc’ing and classic golf food and drinks. Specials include:

  • $15 Masters Basket
    • Pimento cheese sandwich, potato chips, cookie & Classic City Lager
    • Egg salad sandwich, potato chips, cookie & Classic City Lager
  • $9 Dollar Drinks
    • John Daly with vodka, peach iced tea & lemonade 
    • Azalea with gin, pineapple, lemon & grenadine

Sun., April 9, 11am-3pm – Easter Brunch at Butcher & Brew HalcyonAvailable only at the Halcyon location, Butcher & Brew will offer breakfast plates, burgers, french toast and more! Please see the menu here.

Sun., April 9, 10am-2:30pm – Easter Brunch at South Main KitchenJoin South Main Kitchen for a mouthwatering Southern-inspired Easter brunch! Reservations can be made here.

Sun., April 9, 11am-2:30pm –  Easter Brunch at Lapeer Steak & SeafoodLapeer Steak & Seafood will offer a prix fixe Easter menu filled with good food, great company and plenty of egg-citing surprises! Menu highlights include Shrimp Bisque, Roasted Beef Tenderloin and Pan Roasted Salmon. Reservations can be made here.

Everything Easter: Egg Hunts for Kids & Adults, Brunches, Dinners, Events and More

Red’s Beer Garden’s Grown Ups Only Easter Egg Hunt 

Easter’s not just for kids so Red’s Beer Garden is calling all beer lovers ages 21 and up to join them for an adults only Easter Egg Hunton Sunday, April 9, 2023. Beginning at noon, guests are invited to hunt for over 250 eggs filled with candy, freebie beer vouchers, swag from Wicked Weed Brewing and more. Lucky egg hunters who find one of the 12 golden eggs will be entered to win a 20 lb. Wicked Weed Grizzly Cooler. For those dye-ing to meet the Easter Bunny, arrive early for Red’s egg hunt pregame to grab photos with the big fluffy guy himself. After working up an appetite, stay for a Red’s Favorite Hotdog, Loaded Nachos, or a Mother Clucker along with an ice cold, hoppy beer, seltzer, wine or non-alcoholic beverage from Red’s self-serve coolers. Registration is not required. Participants must be 21 or older to participate in Red’s Easter Egg Hunt and to win prizes. Red’s Beer Garden is located at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. Leashed dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.redsbeergarden.com  or call 770-637-2299. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @redsbeergarden. 

Pics With the Easter Bunny, Brunch and Dinner at TWO urban licks

Hop over “TWO” the BeltLine for brunch or dinner on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023. From 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., TWO urban licks will have egg-stra special Easter offerings created by Executive chef Jay Swift for guests to nosh on in addition to brunch classics including Salmon Chips, Biscuits and Gravy, or, for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth, the Fat Elvis French Toast, banana stuffed, tempura fried, and topped with bacon maple syrup. In addition to brunch, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., diners can kick off the evening with TWO’s Nashville Hot Fried Oysters, Broiled Crab Cakes or Brisket Empanadas. Whether in for brunch or dinner, the Easter Bunny will make a special appearance to take photos with all. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to make reservations call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com. Stay connected on Instagram at @TwoUrbanLicks and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwoUrbanLicks

The Easter Egg Hunt is On at Sandy Springs Artsapalooza  

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza returns on Saturday, April 8th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Easter Sunday, April 9th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.The award-winning free festival features more than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Transforming the tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive outdoor art gallery, festival-goers will have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on art activities, and enjoy live acoustic performances. The event also has a children’s area and plenty of food trucks and beverages for all tastes. On Easter Sunday at 2 p.m., the Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces is once again hosting the largest Easter Egg Hunt in Sandy Springs with over 10,000 hidden Easter eggs and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information about Sandy Springs Artsapalooza (6100 Lake Forest Dr. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328), please visit  http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com or www.affps.com

Easter Sunday in the Magical World of Oz at Amore e Amore 

Step into the world of Oz this Easter Sunday, April 9th, for a unique and magical dining experience at Amore e Amore. Opening early at 3 p.m, Oz fans are invited to indulge in Amore e Amore’s specialty Easter prix fixe menu featuring Pappardelle Sinatra, Shrimp Scampi, Lamb Osso Bucco and more including an intermezzo and glass of bubbly. For families on the hunt for Easter dinner, look no further! Amore e Amore’s new ‘Lollipop Kids’ menu featuring Pizza Bites, Meatballs, and children-sized portion entrees such as Cheese Ravioli, Fettuccine Alfredo, Spaghetti and Meatballs and more is available for $20. Candy-stuffed Easter eggs will be hidden around the restaurant providing kids and adults alike with the ultimate Easter activity. The Easter prix fixe menu is $79.95 per person, excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity. The full a la carte dinner menu available featuring seasonal and signature favorites will also be available. For more information or to make a reservation, visit  www.amoreeamore.com  or call 404-600-2176. Amore e Amore is conveniently located at 467 N Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @eatamoreatl.

Bully Boy’s Easter Brunch and Dinner 

Celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 9th at Bully Boy during a special brunch featuring its signature Japanese-inspired cuisine. Located just off the BeltLine next to its sister restaurant, TWO urban licks, this local gem boasts dishes ideal for sharing in a garden-like atmosphere. During both lunch and dinner, guests are invited to explore artfully presented starters, entrees, sushi, vegan options and more. To complement the experience, guests are invited to snap pictures with Easter Bunny. Bully Boy’s full list of wine, sake, beer, and seasonal and signature cocktails will be available. A Concentrics Restaurants concept, Bully Boy is located at 828 W10 Ralph McGill Blvd, Atlanta, Georgia 30306. For more information make or to make a reservation for Easter brunch between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. or dinner beginning at 5 p.m., visit www.bullyboyATL.com or call 678-904-5607. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @bullyboyatl, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BullyboyATL.

Celebrate Easter at ENZO Steakhouse & Bar’s New Brunch   

On Easter Sunday, April 9th, ENZO Steakhouse & Bar will be rolling out its new brunch menu created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests are invited to snap pictures with the Easter Bunny while exploring the restaurant’s new weekend brunch offerings including wood-fired baked eggs; Italian French toast; smoked salmon flatbread; farm egg soufflé; fried chicken and waffle with pistachio gelato, sweet pangrattato and maple syrup; pasta, build your own steaks and eggs, oysters, and much more. At 5 p.m., diners can end the week and beat the Sunday Scaries with Montobbio’s expansive dinner menu boasting bold flavors, hand-made pastas and sauces, choice cuts of steaks, chops, fresh seafood, plant-based dishes and more. An impressive wine, cocktail and beer program along with rotating works from acclaimed will only add to the experience whether dining inside or alfresco on the dog-friendly patio. ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is located in the Town at Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. For more information, visit enzo-itl.com or call (770) 756-9188. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @enzoitl.  

Start Easter Sunny Side Up with Brunch at Dantanna’s:Dantanna’s is cooking up an Easter brunch on Sunday, April 9th that every-bunny will enjoy. A favorite Buckhead destination to grab a great meal, cocktail and to catch a game, diners can explore their bottomless brunch menu or order items a la carte including shrimp and grits; traditional or red velvet waffles; breakfast tacos; biscuits and gravy; and their signature chorizo skillet featuring two sunny side up eggs, smoked gouda, and pico de gallo. Guests can also relax in the bar, dining and patio and watch the final day of the Masters in the bar, dining room or outside on the dog-friendly patio. Dantanna’s full menu and extensive wine, cocktail, and beer offerings will also be available. Dantanna’s is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Dr. Suite 304, Atlanta, GA 30326. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.dantannas.com or call 404-760-8873. Stay connected on Facebook at Facebook.com/dantannas and on Twitter and Instagram @dantannas.

Score a Hole in One on Easter at Boone’s On Sunday, April 9th, Boone’s will be serving up delicious Easter brunch and dinner along with a great view overlooking Bobby Jones Golf Course. Golf lovers can take in the final day of the Masters while indulging in new seasonal and signature offerings including shrimp and grits; salmon croquette eggs Benedict, chocolate hazelnut croissants; seasonal strudel; avocado toast and more. Of course, Masters must-haves from their fried chicken sandwich to pimento cheese fritters will also be available for brunch and lunch. For dinner, guests are invited to explore their chef-driven menu defined by local availability featuring health-focused, sustainable ingredients. Along with their new spring cocktails and award-winning wine menu, Boone’s will have the Masters’ signature Azalea cocktail, their classic Bobby Jones cocktail, and plenty of craft beers on tap from local breweries. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.boonesatl.com or call 770-835-4267. Stay connected on Instagram and Facebook at @boonesatl. 

BBQ, Brunch and Easter Fun at DBA Barbecue A family-favorite haunt in Virginia-Highland, DBA Barbecue is unveiling a new brunch menu just in time for Easter on Sunday, April 9th. Known for its hickory-smoked barbecue, friendly atmosphere, and approachable menu, brunch goers can now sink their teeth into an array of mouthwatering offerings including DBA’s Big Cinnamon Roll; Two Eggs Your Way; Cinnamon Crunch French Toast; Pork or Brisket Hash; the Sunrise Breakfast Bowl and more. As an added bonus, diners ages 21 and up can quench their thirst with bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, “Duck Face” mimosas, and brunch beers for just $15. D.B.A. Barbecue is located at 1190 N. Highland Avenue NE Suite B Atlanta, Georgia 30306. For more information, visit www.dbabarbecue.com or call 404.249.5000. Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/dbabarbecue and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/dba.bbq


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/29/23

Chef Joey Ward Showcases the Southeast’s Best Chefs during Quarterly Dining Experience

Spring is in the air, and Southern Belle invites guests to experience the Southeast’s diverse culinary talent during its quarterly “Bless Their Hearts” guest chefs dinner series on Sunday, April 23. This quarter’s dinner traverses the globe uniting flavors of the South with cuisine from Peru, Thailand, and Korea.

During each dinner, Southern Belle chef and owner Joey Ward takes guests on a culinary journey with five talented chefs. During the multi-course dinner experience, each chef prepares one course. The dinner includes five featured courses plus an amuse-bouche for $170 per person (service-inclusive; excludes tax). Wine and non-alcoholic pairings are available as well as the restaurant’s full cocktail and beverage list.

A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to No Kid Hungry, an organization that fights against childhood hunger in the United States. To date, the “Bless Their Hearts” dinner series has raised more than $10,000 for No Kid Hungry, making an enormous impact on the nonprofit’s ability to reach more children with healthy meals.

The dinner is limited to 70 guests with seatings between 4:30-8:30 p.m. Reservations can be made online via Resy.

The April “Bless Their Hearts” dinner features:


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/29/23

Design Center Reveals Annual Market Line Up Featuring Keynote Presentations, Showroom Panels + More 

Spring Market, Presented by VERANDA, Returns in Person April 18-20 + Registration Opens March 9 

Celebrate spring in Atlanta, a city blooming with optimism, April 18-20, for DESIGN ADAC! The annual spring market is the perfect reason to head south, and delight in colors that are bright and bold, feelings that are light and joyous, and inspiration that is plenty as we explore the principles of balance, the backbone of design, and the state of mind we are all seeking.  

“We are excited to usher in a new season at this year’s DESIGN ADAC,” said ADAC General Manager Katie Miner. “We’ll pursue the principles of creating balance in design and life as we explore everything from sustainable materials to travel-inspired decorating to the simple joy of design. This year is also special as architect Bobby McAlpine will be returning to his ADAC home to host a keynote presentation and signing of his book, “Romantic Modernism.” 

Explore design through a fresh new lens this spring with three days of programming spanning keynote presentations, salon-style talks, book signings, product launches, tours and more! Hear from illustrious tastemakers, captivating designers and architects, and cutting-edge innovators as DESIGN ADAC celebrates how the principles of design come together to create a world that is surprising and refreshing, customary yet unconventional, structured and precise, and ultimately balanced, just like the state of mind we’re all seeking. 

Below is a snapshot of some of the incredible keynote presentations and after-parties to expect at this year’s spring event: 

Tuesday, April 18 

·        10:00 a.m. – DRESSING THE TABLE WITH LELA ROSE | ADAC Presentation Room First Floor  

Sponsored by The Atlantan, Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta, and Kolo Collection 

Join Modern Luxury in welcoming fashion designer, author, and lifestyle curator Lela Rose to ADAC. In this presentation, Rose will discuss her brand new tome, “Fresh Air Affairs: Entertaining with Style in the Great Outdoors” with the event’s moderator, Caroline Perrott, Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantan, Interiors Atlanta, and Weddings Atlanta. Set up among a tablescape creation by Rose exclusively for this event and inspired by the creative entertainment spaces in her book, the pair will discuss the joy of entertaining outdoors in a variety of different climates, with Rose sharing her secrets to designing the perfect table and looking good while doing it.  

Join Rose and Perrott after the lively presentation at the Kolo Collection showroom for hors d’oeuvresand a meet-and-greet with the talented fashion designer. Rose will also be signing copies of her book. Kolo Collection, Suite 321 

·        1:00 p.m. – RESTAURANT DESIGN: RETURN OF THE MAX | ADAC Presentation Room First Floor  

Sponsored by Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, Atlanta Magazine, and German Kitchen Center    

Floral motifs, bright colors, bold patterns – in today’s restaurant design, more is more. The long trend of industrial chic has started to fade, opening new, creative doors for designers and restaurateurs. Join Betsy Riley, Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta Magazine and Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, and a panel of design experts to learn about the inspirations, challenges, and rewards of their recent hospitality projects. Panelists include award-winning designers Smith Hanes, Vivian Bencich, and Michael Habachy, as well as interior designer-turned-restaurateur Tamar Telahun.  

Following the presentation, cook up inspiration at German Kitchen Center with Hanes, Bencich, Habachy, Telahun, and Riley.  German Kitchen Center will be showcasing Contino 12, a new handle-less kitchen front collection from LEICHT.  Discover how the elegant appearance of Contino 12 can enhance the appearance of any modern kitchen over light bites and lively conversation.  German Kitchen Center, Suite 208 

·        3:00 p.m. – THEN & NOW: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF ATLANTA STYLE | ADAC Presentation Room First Floor  

Sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Peacock Alley   

Feeling lost in the shuffle of constantly changing design trends? In celebration of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ 40th anniversary, Editor-in-Chief Lauren Iverson sits down with Atlanta design staples Carole Weaks of C. Weaks Interiors, Lauren DeLoach of Lauren DeLoach Interiors, and Devin Taylor of Devin Taylor Designs to discuss the city’s luxury design blueprint throughout the decades. Preserving the city’s rich history through their work while keeping a keen eye toward the future, these celebrated designers reminisce on classic design trends from years passed and share their forecast for the next 40 years of Atlanta style. 

Join Iverson and panelists Weaks, DeLoach, and Taylor in the Peacock Alley showroom following the discussion for sips and light bites. While in the showroom, get inspiration on how to dress your own home in style with Peacock Alley’s latest luxurious offerings.  Peacock Alley, ADAC West, Suite A6 

Wednesday, April 19 

·        10:00 a.m. – CREATIVE RENEWAL WITH ARCHITECT BOBBY MCALPINE | ADAC Presentation Room First Floor  

Sponsored by VERANDA and Sutherland & Perennials   

Architect Bobby McAlpine has pioneered a singular design precedent that merges modernism and classicism and stands the test of time. And yet innovation and inquiry are the seeds from which his body of work has flourished for nearly 40 years. In conversation with VERANDA Executive Editor Ellen McGauley, the prolific architect explores not only the necessity of creative reinvention in his own work, but how leaning into our own contradictions keeps our ideas fresh and how our homes can become revealing memoirs. 

Following the presentation, join McAlpine and McGauley at the Sutherland & Perennials Studio for a reception. Known for being leaders in the international design industry, Sutherland Perennials Studio invites you to discover its influential offering of products while McAlpine signs copies of his book, “Romantic Modernism.”  Sutherland & Perennials Studio, Suite 227 

·        1:00 p.m. – BUILDING A STRONG DESIGN BRAND | ADAC Presentation Room First Floor  

Sponsored by VERANDA and Fabricut  

Whether building a firm from the ground up or determining the wisest paths of growth and creative investment, defining a strong brand brings a trove of key decisions. For this enlightening panel, VERANDA Executive Editor Ellen McGauley welcomes architect John Ike, founding partner of legendary firm Ike Kligerman Barkley and most recently, Ike Baker Velten; interior designer and Woodard CEO Jean Liu; and Benjamin Johnston, partner and creative director of Benjamin Johnston Designto talk about pivotal issues from developing marketing materials to investing in a public relations firm. 

Following the presentation, join Ike, Liu, Johnston, and McGauley at the Fabricut showroom for a reception and to view Fabricut’s latest collections, including Vacanza by Benjamin Johnston for S. Harris.  Fabricut, Suite 307 

Thursday, April 20 

·        10:00 a.m. – THE POWER OF ELEGANCE IN MODERN DESIGN | ADAC Presentation Room First Floor  

Sponsored by VERANDA and Cowtan & Tout   

How do we define elegance? Where do modernity and risk fit in? Is restraint the unsung hero of refined, timeless design? Decorating titans Alex Papachristidis and Suzanne Rheinstein join VERANDA Editor-in-Chief Steele Marcoux for an intimate conversation that ranges from gracious entertaining to the role of fine art and how each continually challenge themselves as decorators. 

Following the presentation, join Papachristidis, Rheinstein, and Marcoux at the Cowtan & Tout showroom for a reception and book signing. Cowtan & Tout is the perfect place to be inspired through timeless and elegant design. Copies of Papachristidis’ book “The Elegant Life”, Rheinstein’s book “A Welcoming Elegance”, and “VERANDA at Home in the South” will be available for purchase and signing.  Cowtan & Tout, Suite 225 

·        1:00 p.m. – THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF JOY IN DESIGN | ADAC Presentation Room First Floor  

Sponsored by VERANDA and Made Goods 

Wonder and warmth are shared virtues of the most well-designed houses and gardens, speaking to the senses in a way that transcends aesthetic beauty. In this lively panel with interior designer Darren Henault, kitchen designer Caren Rideau, and landscape designer Fernando Wong, VERANDA Editor-in-Chief Steele Marcoux explores the ways we build authenticity and exuberance into projects, from embracing collections to designing for year-round garden living. 

Following the presentation, join Henault, Rideau, Wong, and Marcoux for a reception in the Made Goods Showroom. We invite you to meet the panelists and Marcoux while viewing Made Goods’ latest collections.  Made Goods, Suite 403 

The full 2023 schedule with event descriptions will go live at www.adacatlanta.com on March 9. Registration for the 2023 DESIGN ADAC spring market is complimentary for all guests and also opens on March 9. Click here for more information. 

DESIGN ADAC is hosted in partnership with VERANDA, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta and Modern Luxury’s The Atlantan. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/27/23

Saturday, May 20th 12pm – 3pm

Puppy Haven Brookhaven

Puppy Haven is very excited to announce our Sixth Annual Party for the Paws, benefiting The Atlanta Humane Society! The event will be held on Saturday, May 20th from 12pm-3pm at Puppy Haven Brookhaven, located on Caldwell Road. We’re so happy to celebrate Puppy Haven’s 10 year anniversary in such a special way.

The Atlanta Humane Society has spent 150 years giving animals hope. As a no-kill shelter, they have remained steadfast in their mission to stand strong in defense of the vulnerable. AHS provides sheltering, adoptions, veterinary care and community outreach to the Atlanta Metro Community. As one of the oldest charities in Atlanta, AHS is a premier leader and resource for the welfare and protection of companion animals in the Southeast.

Puppy Haven’s goal is to celebrate The Atlanta Humane Society’s mission and to host a family- friendly fundraiser to celebrate their 150 Year Anniversary! Our Party for the Paws will include food trucks, a local beer truck, music, photo booth, over 30 vendors, doggy pools, bounce house, face painting and MORE! Our partner, The Atlanta Humane Society,
will host an adoption event during Party for the Paws in hopes of finding “furever” homes for their animals
in need!

Having grown in attendance each year, the event has become a big staple in the community, and
we expect this year to be no different!

Info here.


Posted by Liz Attaway, 3/20/23

Situated near the bustling downtown Alpharetta City Center, the brand-new Hamilton Hotel theme is based on the Western & Atlantic Railway, clean lines, vintage details, and classic design that culminate in a homage to the transportation history of the area.

From the spacious, clean lobby, to the multiple gathering and seating areas throughout the main floor with vintage touches, to the stunning, industrial King Suites, you’ll fall in love with the aesthetics and want to stay awhile. Beyond the space, one of our favorite things about The Hamilton Hotel is the incorporation of curious artwork like the Lilies at Sunset by Luciou Carvalho. This piece is sleek polished, and new, but presents a bust of a woman from the 1800s all while adorning a modern motorcycle helmet on her head. They also have a series of Chic Evolution art like the Green Torso statue by Niso Maman or the Bonhomme Purple by Henri Iglesis. No matter what draws you in to The Hamilton Hotel, you’ll enjoy every minute of it. Let’s take a ride.

The moment you walk in the doors, you find beautiful modern, industrial architecture, clean lines, warm wood tables, sweeping marble floors, and cozy chairs that welcome you to stay awhile. The front dining area is stunning with a large piece of vibrant artwork in the middle called The Consciousness of Koi by Topher Goodie. To the right of the check-in desk is a large hallway to the elevators. It has vertical floor to ceiling mirrors juxtaposed by round, ornate tile and in the center, on a table, a small clock that says, “grand hotel.” Just down that hall are multiple seating areas, one that’s more intimate and hidden with a soft sofa. In the middle is a lounge space with two gray chairs, colorful carpet, and two gold, modern room dividers. Next to it is a long gray couch and hanging above is the painting we mentioned before, Lilies at Sunset. All these spaces are to invite you to relax downstairs!

One of the most beautiful spots in all the downstairs area is the outdoor space that is shared with their restaurant, Carrie’s. On one side next to the restaurant is a large, covered patio dotted with patio tables and chairs welcome brunch guests on a warm Saturday. While on the other side of the patio are enormous patio umbrellas and low lounge seating for larger groups to gather and hang out. There is also a green space for kids to play in near the back. Inside, the restaurant is a long corridor with large sweeping transportation murals, rounded modern lighting juxtaposing the marble floors and neutral wood tables. The large bar lines the wall of windows that showcase the outdoor space. They also have a few high-top tables in the front and a seating area with low table if you prefer to sip a cocktail there.

Up the elevators to the top floor, entering the corner King Suite, you’re immediately drawn to the floor to ceiling windows that line the entire room. In the bedroom side of the suite, a large blue, cushioned, headboard is symbiotic with the mosaic blue, gray accent wall and blue carpet. The massive, comfy bed is just below in between two wood accented nightstands and some beautiful modern lighting. Across from the bed is the TV and dresser area with a beautiful large blue dresser with 20s arched mirrors on top and a cool spot to rest your bags. In the suite area is a table to enjoy a treat, a TV, cushy couch to lounge in, and a small corner bar with fridge, water, and coffee station. This hides the closet where you can hang your hat. The space has Western & Atlantic transportation décor in a mix of pictures, signs, and diagrams throughout the suite and hallway. The bathroom’s tile is a stunning neutral brown start pattern that goes well with the all-white motif and soft wood vanity. Make sure to use the comfy robe and slippers during your stay. You’ll feel like royalty.

While you’re there, you must eat a meal at Carrie’s. It is a premiere restaurant with divine dinner service like their steelhead trout surrounded by creamy, earthy farro or if steak is your thing, they have an amazing filet paired with charred, sweet acorn squash and a nutty puree that elevates the dish. The best dessert I’ve had all year was the chocolate pot. Rich chocolate mousse encased in pistachio brittle all atop short bread crumbles. Feel like brunch or cocktails? They have a great cocktail program with beautiful, delicious cocktails like the Bardstown Cider or the new spring menu cocktail with empress gin, lavender, and a creamy head. Don’t hit snooze on their brunch either, they have a sensational smoked salmon benedict and superb stuffed French toast.

Outside the hotel, there are so many shopping, dining, nightlife options to choose from, like downstairs in the basement of the hotel is Roaring Social, a 20s themed speakeasy bar. It isn’t affiliated with the hotel, so you will need to make your own reservation there. If you’re looking for shopping, Alpharetta City Center has a ton of options including clothiers and even a record shop. Once you’ve tried Carrie’s, if you need dining options, you have so many to choose that it really is anything you want, steak, seafood, beach food, Indian, Mexican, you name it!

Doesn’t a stay at the Hamilton Hotel sound perfect?


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/18/23

Farmers Market season has started all around Atlanta, and Vinings Jubilee is happy to welcome theirs back for the fourth year, beginning next week on Thursday, March 23. A community favorite, the weekday market is filled with local Atlanta and Georgia artisans, purveyors, specialty goods vendors, and so much more. Come out from 2-5 p.m. every Thursday to shop everything from produce and baked goods to seasonings and sauces. See the full list of 2023 vendors below, and be sure to follow the Vinings Jubilee Farmers Market on Facebook for all the latest information.

2023 Vinings Jubilee Farmers Market Vendors Include:
*Lineup subject to change.

A Peach of a Party 
Alo Farms 
Anisa’s Secrets 
Antonio’s Family Foods 
Baking Lab 
Bramberi Farm 
C&J Meats 
Clair Thé 
Dancin’ Salmon 
EKIM Breads 
Epic Fresh Seafood 
Evergreen & Market 
Ginger Yums 
Gone Bananas 
Half Pint Microgreens 
Hometown Honey 
Jorgensen Plants 
Lewis Pogue Chocolates 
Lillian’s Sweet Hawaiian 
Nisha’s Flavors of India 
Noemi’s Tamales 
Phil Patisserie 
Pure Bliss Organics 
River Bend Stems 
Sausage World 
Sincerely, by Paryani 
Southern Baked Pie 
Southern Local Nuts 
Southern Sauce Co. 
Sunflower Sol Market Garden 
Sweet Southern Elderberry 
Sweetwater Dahlias 
Vivian’s Southern Treats 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/18/23

Discover a Great Read at Distillery of Modern Art’s Spring Boozy Book Fair— Saturday, March 25, 2023, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Join Distillery of Modern Art on Saturday March 25, 2023 for the next Boozy Book Fair with Read It Again Bookstore. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., book lovers are invited to browse a curated selection of titles and enjoy handcrafted signature and new spring cocktails, charcuterie from The Spotted Trotter, sweets created by JARDí chocolates, and more. Guests can also view the newest exhibit featuring works from local artists Yuli Anun and Rupal Mamtani in The Watson Gallery and pick up gifts for cocktail enthusiasts including bottles of artisan spirits to take home, cocktail shakers, Glencairn glass sets and more. Admission is free.  For more information, visit  https://distilleryofmodernart.com or call  404-482-2663. Distillery of Modern Art is located at 2197 Irvindale Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341. Stay connected on Facebook and on Instagram at @distilleryofmodernart.   

Cocktails and Laughs at Distillery of Modern Art’s Top Shelf Comedy Series—Sunday, March 26 2023, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Distillery of Modern Art’s monthly stand-up comedy series, Top Shelf Comedy, featuring the best of Atlanta’s comedians is back for another round on  Sunday, March 26th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Host Amy Brown and comedians Amanda Marks,  Angel Contreras, and Andrew Stanley will deliver a healthy serving of nonstop laughs at the go-to, cocktail and art-infused imbibing destination in the heart of Chamblee.  Seating is first come, first served, so guests are encouraged to arrive early to grab a craft cocktail or zero proof beverage and mingle with fellow comedy lovers. Sharable snacks, cheese, charcuterie from The Spotted Trotter and sweets from JARDí chocolates are also available. Tickets for Top Shelf Comedy are available for $20 for ages 21 and up. For more information visit or to purchase tickets, visit  https://distilleryofmodernart.com  or call  404-482-2663. Distillery of Modern Art is located at 2197 Irvindale Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341. Stay connected on Facebook and on Instagram at @distilleryofmodernart.   


Cocktails & Conversation: Atlanta’s Flying Fireball– Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 7 p.m. 

Distillery of Modern Art’s Cocktails & Conversation series is returning on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The beloved cocktail lounge and art gallery is welcoming WSB-TV’s Doug “Fireball” Turnbull to this month’s Cocktails & Conversations to discuss his role as an airborne reporter for the Atlanta metropolitan area. Beginning at 7 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy a lively discussion during Cocktails & Conversation: Atlanta’s Flying Fireball while sipping on signature and seasonal cocktails made from in-house spirits. The event will cover a range of topics from Atlanta traffic patterns, the city from above, reporting live from a helicopter and more. Cocktails & Conversations at Distillery of Modern Art is for ages 18 and up. Tickets are available for purchase for $5 at https://distilleryofmodernart.com. Distillery of Modern Art is located at 2197 Irvindale Way, Chamblee, GA 30341. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/distilleryofmodernart, on Instagram at @distilleryofmodernart, and on Twitter at @DoMAatlanta.  


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/18/23

Latest Blind Pig Parlour Bar Pop-Up Transports Guests to a French Fantasy of Food, Beverages and Ambiance

Let them eat cake…and drink Champagne when The Blind Pig Parlour Bar transforms into Le Pig, for destination dining with a French flair. No passports are needed for guests to embark on a journey and slip away for a whimsical French escape like no other. Imagine an evening strolling under the twinkling lights of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées or perhaps sliding into a quiet Parisian bistro for light bites with fabulous cocktails.  Mais, non? Do you prefer the sunny South? Bien sûr! How about ethereal blue skies and sun-kissed fields of lavender? C’est la belle vie at Le Pig.

Orchestrated by Kim Fong, lead designer for Southern Proper Hospitality Group, the Buckhead speakeasy famous for its eclectic ambiance will magically transform into a romantic, chic and energetic celebration of all things French.

“We want to create an experience where we make people happy!” says Fong. “Modern life means everyone works hard and is busy all the time. Le Pig will be a place for fantasy, fun and escape. Each design vignette is different, engaging diners to be in the moment and let go for a little while.”

Le Pig is guaranteed to bring out the Francophile in guests. Every detail—from the carefully sourced ingredients of the tantalizing hors d oeuvres to the notes of la musique—is carefully curated by the talented teams at Southern Proper Hospitality Group. “Each pop-up is different, and we always want to do something we haven’t done before. It’s like an art installation. We each work closely to tie all of the experience together,” Fong continues.

The gastronomical center of Europe, France is undoubtedly most famous for food and wine. The cocktails and light bites of Le Pig draw inspiration from the beloved sidewalk cafes of Paris and St. Tropez alike. Guests will recognize some French classics and experience some surprises with a decadent Gallic-inspired menu of small plates and desserts for sharing including:

  • French onion soup dumplings – French onion soup base, Gruyère cheese, garlic crouton crumbles and green onion ($14)
  • Chicken liver mouse crostini – creamy, rich and indulgent ($12)
  • Frenched lamb chops with red wine demi-glace ($22)
  • Macaroon tasting plate ($12)

Guests will say “oui” to Le Pig’s French-inspired beverage menu including:

  • Amelie’s Suze & Soda – Suze, gin, kumquat-tarragon syrup, lemon juice, lemon twist ($15)
  • French Press Coffee Service – Grand Brulot, cold press coffee concentrate, fresh tangerine juice, served with a side of tangerine sweet cream ($16)
  • Kir Violette – Chandon Rose, Fleur Charmante, viola flowers ($18)
  • Coucou – Stoli Citrus, lemon juice, Earl Grey-lavender syrup, lavender sprig ($15)
  • The Sidecar de Provence – cognac, green chartreuse, honey-ginger-thyme syrup, smoked thyme sprig ($16)

Le Pig will open March 17 through mid-June. Hours of operation are Tuesday 5-11 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday-Saturday 5 p.m.-1 a.m., and Sunday 5-9 p.m. Reservations are recommended, and the festive venue may be reserved for petite parties to grand fetes any day of the week.

Le Pig is located at 128 East Andrews Dr., NE in Atlanta. For more information, visit theblindpigparlourbar.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/18/23

Bourbon and Cigars at ENZO Steakhouse & Bar – Tuesday, March 21, 2023ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is combining two of their favorites, bourbon and cigars, for an unforgettable evening on their expansive patio on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 6 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy two cigars, a guided bourbon tasting featuring the spirits of Heaven Hill Distillery including Larceny, award-winning Elijah Craig small batch Kentucky straight bourbon, and Heaven Hill 7-Year Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon. A cigar roller will be on-site rolling fresh cigars for ticketed and executive chef Andrea Montobbio will be serving signature and seasonal light bites from his spring menu. Tickets to Bourbon and Cigars at ENZO Steakhouse & Bar are $80 per person and available for purchase at enzo-itl.com. ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is located in the Town at Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. For more information, visit enzo-itl.com or call (770) 756-9188. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @enzoitl.  

Spring is in the Air at ENZO’s March Wine Dinner – Monday, March 27, 2023As part of their wine dinner series, ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is celebrating the arrival of spring with Chelhalem Winery and Stoller Family Estate Vineyard and Winery. On Monday, March 27, 2023 at 6 p.m., guests are invited to indulge in a five-course dinner created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio featuring carefully selected pairings from the Oregon wineries known for their distinct winemaking styles and the belief that outstanding wine should accompany every meal. Tickets to ENZO’s March Wine Dinner are $125 per person and available for purchase at enzo-itl.com.


Chehalem Pinot Gris

Stoller Family Estate Chardonnay

Focaccia & Prosciutto Pinsa – Marinated Pears, 25-Year Old Balsamic

Chehalem INOX Unoaked Chardonnay

Stoller Family Estate Reserve Chardonnay

Squid Ink Arancino – Calabrian Aioli, Shaved Calamari and Fennel Salad

Chehalem Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains

Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 

Buckwheat Cavatelli – Duck Ragout, Early Carrots, Pecorino Romano

Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge

Stoller Family Estate Reserve Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Rotisserie Suckling Pig – Tuscan Kale Salad, Preserved Lemon, Chimichurri  

Chemistry Pinot Noir Rose Bubbles – Collaboration Between the Chehalem & Stoller Wineries

Ricotta and Pear Tart, Smoked Almonds, Ricotta Gelato
ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is located in the Town at Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. For more information, visit enzo-itl.com or call (770) 756-9188. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @enzoitl.  


Celebrating 60 Years of The Beatles With an Unforgettable Live Performance

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2023

ENZO, the dynamic restaurant, catering company, and private membership club, is presenting its first live music experience on Saturday, March 25, 2023, on the Town Stage at Trilith. Beginning at 7 p.m., music fans are invited to enjoy an evening celebrating 60 years of music from The Beatles during a live performance from BeaTogether and Friends.   

With an impressive lineup of seasoned musicians taking the stage at 8 p.m., the high-energy evening will feature songs from one of the most influential bands of all time. Concertgoers will also hear backstories and favorite shared memories as they sip on cocktails crafted by ENZO Steakhouse and Bar. Tickets are on sale now for $35 at enzo-itl.com and enzo-itl.com/experience/beat-together-with-friends. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m. The Town Stage at Trilith is located at Arthur Rank Blvd Shipyard and Town Stage, Fayetteville, GA 30214. ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is located in the Town of Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @enzoitl.