On Thursday, November 16, Atlanta magazine held its Best of Atlanta Winners Reception at Your 3rd Spot. The event honored the reader-selected winners featured in Atlanta magazine’s December issue, which highlights the best of everything the city has to offer. Guests enjoyed the venue’s craft cocktails, delicious food, and huge assortment of games.
Designers from across the state were honored December 1 at the inaugural Georgia Design Awards Gala, produced by Atlanta magazine and Atlanta Magazine’s HOME. The event brought together all segments of the design community, including architecture, construction, and interior design, to recognize excellence and highlight outstanding projects.
The event, held at The Starling in Midtown Atlanta, was sponsored by the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), AmericasMart Atlanta, Construction Resources, Circa Lighting, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), The Starling, and Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove. Emcees were Sean McGinnis, president and publisher of Atlanta magazine and Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, and Betsy Riley, editor in chief of Atlanta magazine and editorial director of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.
Entrants submitted a wide variety of projects ranging from single rooms and product installations to entire homes and public spaces. Entries were judged by an independent panel of design professionals from outside of Georgia. The judges selected gold, silver, and bronze winners in each of four categories: interiors, residential architecture, outdoor spaces, and contract design. One of the contest’s top awards, The Reader’s Choice Award, was selected by the readers of atlantamagazine.com.
On Thursday, October 6, Atlanta Magazine’s Whiskey Festival, sponsored by Your Atlanta Area BMW Centers, returned for its seventh year. We returned to the Atlanta Westside at Guardian Works at Echo Street West, a 19-acre development along the new Westside Beltline. The renovated 1908 brick and beam building features 8,000 SF of double-height conditioned interior event space, 4,000 SF of covered patio space which spills into a 10,000 SF courtyard. This year’s event expanded into all three of these areas.
More than 600 guests enjoyed whiskey samplings from a wide array of top-shelf whiskeys from bourbons to tequila and rum. In addition to sampling the finest whiskeys, our guests had the opportunity to meet and talk to master distillers, spirits ambassadors, and the owners of some of the most talked about whiskeys—including top shelf standbys and the newest up and comers generating a lot of buzz.
Our long-term partnership with Talk of The Town Catering & Special Events continued at this year’s Whiskey Festival. Talk of The Town offered a host of favorites designed to pair with the whiskey tastings. Additionally, guests were entertained with live music and a host of activities, including cigar rolling, that complemented their experience. Roche Bobois was back to sponsor this year’s green screen station.
In June of 2022, Atlanta magazine celebrated the 2022 Top Doctors at a reception at The Stave Room. Piedmont Healthcare was the presenting sponsor and Dr. David Kandzari, chief of Piedmont Heart Institute, director of interventional cardiology at Piedmont Heart, and chief scientific officer for Piedmont Healthcare, addressed the 400-plus guests. Attendees were entertained by the sounds of the Kayla Taylor Jazz Band and enjoyed a curated menu prepared by Avenue Catering. Mixologists from Bulleit Bourbon, Tanqueray, and Ciroc crafted customized summer drinks. CuriCapital, Lenz Marketing, Orchestrated Audiovisual (OAV), Ice Sculptures, Inc, and Foxgloves & Ivy sponsored the incredible evening of networking among Atlanta’s leading physicians. Browse through the photos taken at the reception honoring those who make healing their livelihood.
The Women Making a Mark program celebrates the contributions and successes of women in metro Atlanta who have made a significant impact in our community. These honorees are committed to their profession, their community, and to helping Atlanta and its citizens. They exhibit tireless dedication, strong leadership, and impassioned goodwill. Past honorees make up a diverse group of business executives and owners, entrepreneurs, Supreme Court judges, doctors, lawyers, philanthropists, mayors, senatorial candidates, nonprofit leaders, and community volunteers.
The 2020 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival has officially come to a close, attracting over 38,000 moviegoers across 18 days and featuring its most well-received and diverse film lineup ever. The Closing Night celebration on Thursday, February 27 brought together nearly 1,000 film lovers to the Sandy Spring Performing Arts Center for a screening of Saul & Ruby, To Life! The festival concluded with a special performance from Saul Dreier and Ruby Sosnowicz’s Holocaust Survivor’s Band as well as a delicious dessert reception.
AJFF is set to continue its 20th anniversary celebrations with year-round programming, including AJFF On Campus, Cinebash, AJFF Connects, and more. Programming begins next month as AJFF kicks off its Selects series with the biographical drama Resistance starring Jesse Eisenberg as the legendary mime Marcel Marceau. AJFF has also announced a special 20th anniversary Gala Concert in partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, featuring film scores from Jewish-themed Hollywood classics. The concert will be held on the evening of Monday, October 19, 2020. Ticketing information and more details will be announced at a future date.
Photography by Doug Bradburd, Donald Felice, Vaughn Gittens
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Designer Showhouse is back, just in time to celebrate the Symphony’s 75th Anniversary! The festivities kicked off on Friday, February 28 with a VIP Preview Party. Guests were invited to tour the home before it officially opened to the public and mingle with the designers, builder and architect while enjoying cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres.
The house is open for tours Thursday-Sunday through March 22. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Proceeds from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Designer Showhouse will benefit the Symphony’s education and community engagement programs. You can also support the Symphony by making a donation here.
Thank you to our sponsors: Berkshire Hathaway Luxury Collection, Harrison Design, ADCO, ADAC, AmericasMart Atlanta, A Mindful Home, Benjamin Moore Paints, Better Tomorrow Solar, Big Ass Fans, Bill Lowe Gallery, Ciroc, Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio, Electronic Home, Ketel One Vodka, Kingdom Woodworks, Nest Studio, NorthPoint Appliance, Porcelanosa, Temmer and Sub-zero, Wolf and Cove.