AH&L’s Best of May



1. Join Toma Clark Haines of The Antiques Diva and Tyler Lynch of Thrifting with Tyler for an afternoon of antiques shopping at Scott Antique Market! The all-day event kicks off with Bloody Marys and will conclude with a special tour of the Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens and cocktails in the garden. Excursion by invitation only. May 14; southeasternshowhouse.com/new-events

2. Celebrate Mother’s Day in style! Bring along your mother to the Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens—or visit the showhouse as a group of mothers—and enjoy a complimentary mimosa while sampling the latest beauty products, shopping exclusive trunk shows and capturing the moment in an interactive photo booth. May 8; southeasternshowhouse.com/new-events

3. Explore the architecture and gardens of historic Madison, Georgia, one of the state’s largest National Register Historic Districts, at the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens. This year’s self-guided tour invites visitors to walk through significant private homes in addition to the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, housed in an 1895 grade school building. May 5–7; mmcc-arts.org

4. The Georgia chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers recognizes the best in commercial and residential design this month at the 36th Annual ASID Georgia Design Excellence Awards. Held at the Fox Theatre, the gala brings together the best and brightest in design, and the evening will include cocktails, a three-course dinner, raffles and an after-party on the Fox Theatre rooftop. May 12; adacatlanta.com/events

5. Shop high-end, luxury products—including home furnishings, outdoor furniture, rugs, lighting and accessories—at ADAC’s annual sample sale and then take advantage of a complimentary shuttle service to the Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens. Both events benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. May 13; southeasternshowhouse.com/new-events