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2019 SLOW FASHION SYMPOSIUM

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/9/19

COCO + MISCHA––ATLANTA’S VINTAGE CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES & DECOR SHOP AT PONCE CITY MARKET––ANNOUNCES TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR 2019 SLOW FASHION SYMPOSIUM

Event Will Feature Free & Ticketed Panel Discussions, Classes, Styling Sessions & More Covering Conscious Consumerism, Slow Fashion & Sustainability

Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6; Standard & VIP Tickets Available Here

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. Speakers will include the below, with more to come:

Elizabeth L. Cline, author The Conscious Closet
Adrienne Antonson, designer & founder of State The Label
Michelle Norris, owner Tropico Photo, artist
Rochelle Porter, owner & designer Rochelle Porter
Amanda Greeley, owner & designer Thelma
Duquette Johnston, founder & designer Club Duquette
Jordan Soderholm, Fashion Director Able
Madolyn Ropell, slow fashion advocate & influencer, @gentlewomanoftheroad
Olivia Hargrove, vintage style influencer & seller, @themetalromantic

Please visit www.slowfashionsymposium.com for a full lineup of participating brands and events, including the following highlighted events and discussions (subject to change):

Where It Begins – For anyone who’s refining their path and defining their style, this discussion will cover how shoppers can begin building a wardrobe to withstand the test of time and passing of trends, no matter their budget, as well as how to navigate gaps in a wardrobe and when to splurge or save.

Progressive Pop-Up Party – This free event will invite attendees to meet sustainable designers popping up throughout Ponce City Market, shop sample sales and try on brands typically available online only.

Panel Discussion: Sustainability = Inclusivity – An engaging discussion about embracing all sizes, races and budgets to achieve a truly sustainable initiative.

In Good Company Market – Citizen Supply, the curated, artisan shop located inside Ponce City Market, will present a marketplace of handmade, vintage and local small businesses. The free event will be located at the Shed on the BeltLine with easy access for attendees to visit between panel discussions.

Q&A with author Elizabeth L. Cline – Attendees can join a ticketed discussion with author Elizabeth L. Cline about her new book The Conscious Closet and her journey to conscious consumerism, such as tackling a wardrobe overhaul in a sustainable way. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

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

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/8/19

Saturday, October 5th at 2 pm

From Atlanta’s First Outdoor-Oriented Restaurant & Bar to Open on the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, Event Will Feature Live Music, Food & Drink from Ladybird & Guest Chefs & More

10 Percent of All Proceeds from the Day Will Benefit Giving Kitchen & Open Hand Atlanta; Tickets Available Here

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.

During Block Party at the ‘Bird, neighbors and friends can gather at the iconic Atlanta restaurant to enjoy a celebratory sampling of Ladybird’s elevated campfire cuisine, beer, wine and craft cocktails available for purchase. The event will also welcome Ladybird’s Reynoldstown sister spots Golden Eagle and Muchacho, in addition to a lineup of guest chefs from neighboring restaurants along the BeltLine, all selling their best block party-inspired dishes.

Throughout the day, live music will be played on stages in Ladybird’s outdoor grove and parking area from bands Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, Chupacabras, Downtown Abbey & The Echoes, Kyle Lacy & The Wildest, Sweet Auburn String Band and Trae Pierce & The T-Stones.

“We’re incredibly excited to celebrate this milestone with our Atlanta neighbors and friends,” says Owner and Founder Michael Lennox. “It’s been an honor to grow with the community over the last five years, and we’re so thankful for all the support that has allowed us to carve out our spot along the BeltLine.”

Please see here for tickets and more details.

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

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/6/19

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.

In 2019 the Fall runways were a complete shake up. Whether you prefer sharp tailoring, a dash of color, or a stand out accessory. Fall gave us a little something for every possible style : the sophisticated working woman, the bold risk-taker, and even those who’d prefer to stick to the classics.

Gauchos/culottes:  Gauchos are the MUST HAVE  bottom of the season. Hedi Slimane of Celine sent a statement down the runway. Gauchos in all different fabrics, and a range of colors.

Capes:  Capes were one of the strongest silhouettes this season. Leading the way was Hedi Slimane for Celine, but Burberry and Marc Jacobs also sent their chic versions down the catwalk. Capes proved to be heroic for every occasion.

Purple:  Purple hues shot down the runway from a mix of designers. STATEMENT faux furs from Tom Ford, and luxurious purple metallics from Dries Van Noten.

Statement Hats:  Hats, Hats, and more Hats! Maria Grazia of Dior went the bucket hat route, while brands like Marc Jacobs, Valentino, and Tom ford also featured their current take on the 2019 fall hat obsession. Hats of all shapes (and sizes) were the fashion accessory of the season!

Combat boots:  From practical to stylish, combat boots were the biggest Fall shoe trend of 2019. Versions from the likes of Gianvito Rossi, Celine, Saint Laurent, and Amiri! The classic combat was completely reinvented, making this your must have shoe for any look!

Until next year!

2ND ANNUAL ATLANTA MIMOSA FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/5/19

Historic 4th Ward Skate Park

Saturday, September 28th at 1 pm (VIP at Noon)

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.

More details here: http://atlantamimosafestival.com/

2019 Atlanta Craft Cocktail Festival

Date: Sunday, September 7th

Time: 6 pm

About: 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.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/atlantabeerfestivals/atlanta-craft-cocktail-festival/

2019 Atlanta Bourbon Festival

Date: Sunday, September 7th

Time: 1 pm

About: The Atlanta Bourbon Fest will be held on Saturday, September 7th at City Winery from 1-4pm with VIP starting at noon. There will be over 50 bourbons and whiskeys to sample as well as a few beer and wine options. There will be live music upstairs and DJ Aetii downstairs. Food will be available for purchase from a select menu from City Winery. The list of bourbons and whiskeys will be posted on the website once they’re confirmed. General Admission tickets include entry, entertainment, a souvenir etched tasting glass upon exit, and all of your drinks. They will run $65 in advance, $75 day of the event. VIP tickets include early entry at 12pm, 15+ VIP-only bourbons, a souvenir etched tasting glass upon exit, and all of your drinks. These will be $120 in advance, not available day of.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/atlantabeerfestivals/atlanta-bourbon-festival/