Entries by Liz Attaway

14TH ANNUAL SCARECROW HARVEST

Stroll through the scarecrow village, dance on the great lawn to the sounds of a live DJ or sit back and relax as you listen to the storyteller at the 14th Annual Scarecrow Harvest Festival. Alpharetta’s popular fall tradition is returning to an all-new location in Brooke Street Park behind City Hall on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This year’s event will offer more activities and entertainment, including the always popular Scarecrow Village, fall crafts, face painting, inflatables, storytelling, a live DJ and more.

2019 SLOW FASHION SYMPOSIUM

COCO + MISCHA, Atlanta’s vintage and slow fashion clothing, handmade accessories and home decor shop located at Ponce City Market, announces tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Slow Fashion Symposium. Held Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6 at Ponce City Market, the second annual, multi-day community gathering is designed to inspire, encourage and educate about the merits of slow fashion and sustainability advocacy. The symposium is being curated by Melissa Gallagher, an expert in slow fashion and owner of COCO + MISCHA. Standard and VIP ticket options are now available online, including an early bird ticket option while supplies last. In an effort to make the symposium accessible to all, free events will also be featured throughout the weekend.

BLOCK PARTY AT THE BIRD: LADYBIRD’S 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall announces “Block Party at the ‘Bird,” an event celebrating the restaurant’s fifth anniversary on Saturday, October 5 from 2-11pm. Presented by Electric Hospitality (the restaurant group behind Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, Golden Eagle and Muchacho), the BeltLine-adjacent block party will feature food and drink from Ladybird and guest chefs from neighboring restaurants, two outdoor stages with live music and more. In addition, 10 percent of all proceeds from the day will be donated to local nonprofits Giving Kitchen and Open Hand Atlanta.

2019 Jeffrey Fashion Cares Recap: Tailored, Sequined, and Doc Martins

With what Jeff Kalinsky calls “sharp tailoring,” we loved the fall trends this year. From that long, tan coat that captured MY heart, to a throw-back to our high school Doc Martin days, to flashy sequins, we’ll take ALL of it. Could we wear that sequin dress we loved with our combat boots? Beyond the fashion show, good bites from Agency with their salmon chip to Grand Luxe with that delicious tuna poke “shot,” the fun cocktails from Tavern at Phipps, and, we enjoyed rubbing elbows with friends and Atlanta celebrities alike. Wow, the fashion off the runway was fabulous this year with bold colors and fashion forward attendees that really stepped up their fashion game. Everyone looked ready for this year’s fashion show!Let’s jump into this year’s fall fashion trends straight from Kalinsky…

How to Eat and Drink at Dragon Con: Meal Hacks and Secret Drink Spots

It’s the sign of a seasoned con-goer to bring their own pre-mixed drinks, beer, and snacks along with you to a con. Typically, we lug around a large backpack with drinks or even a few times: a rolling suitcase. It becomes cumbersome. What if you didn’t have to do any of that? We’ve found some meal hacks, as well as secret (or not so secret) drink spots. Next Dragon Con you too can meal hack or find these secret drink spots and leave the baggage at home! Enjoy! Sure, you can hoof it to the food court where the lines are long and the food is mediocre (except Aviva, we’d hoof it there for you) or you could grab a tall boy or 12 at Sols but don’t go on Saturday because you’re not getting in the door any time soon. What we found is that you can get good service, good food, reasonable prices at a few places and FAST. How? Two words: the bar. Two more words: off hours.

2ND ANNUAL ATLANTA MIMOSA FESTIVAL

The second annual Atlanta Mimosa Festival will be hosted on Saturday, September 28th and you don’t want to miss it! The event will take place from 1pm to 5 pm with advanced entry for VIP ticket holders at 12pm. The location has changed from last year and will be held at the Historic 4th Ward Skate Park. Beverages available include mimosas (with a variety of orange juice flavors from Natalie’s Juice Company), Peach Bellini’s, Bloody Mary’s, a selection of beer, wine, and cider. There will be live music from Ocean Street and our favorite DJ Q-Tip will be spinning in an A/C tent. Additionally, there will be over 10 food vendors with yummy bites available for purchase. VIP tickets include all drinks, early entry at 12pm, brunch bites in the VIP Tent, separate bars and restrooms. VIP tickets are $69 in advance and $79 after Sept 19th. No day-of event tickets will be available for VIP. Bottomless Drinks tickets include all beverages; food will cost extra. Bottomless Drinks are $45 in advance, $50 after Sept 19th, and $60 day-of.

2019 Atlanta Craft Cocktail Festival

The Atlanta Craft Cocktail Fest will also be held on Saturday, September 7th from 6-10pm at City Winery. There will be a wide variety of specialty cocktails available to sample as well as a small selection of beer and wine. Live music will be upstairs and DJ Aetii will be downstairs playing your favorite dance music. Food will be available for purchase from a select menu from City Winery. More details about the event will be posted on the website as they are finalized. Tickets include entry, entertainment and all of your drinks; food will cost extra. The tickets will be $55 in advance, $65 day of the event.