AH&L’s Best of October


  1. Neiman Marcus and Trinity School’s Spotlight on Art partner to host a pop-up art gallery on the main floor of their Lenox Square retail space, just in time for holiday shopping. Featuring a curated collection of original canvases and sculpture in a variety of styles, the event will serve as a preview for the annual Spotlight on Art Artists Market at Trinity School in February. October1–November 6; spotlightonart.com
  1. Dwell With Dignitypresents its signature fundraiser, Thrift Studio, at ADAC. The monthlong pop-up shop features deep discounts on designer items, as curated by an all-star line-up of local talents including Michel Boyd, Robert Brown, David Ecton and Lance Jackson, William Peace, Carole Weaks, Niki Papadopoulos and Mark Williams. Proceeds will support Dwell With Dignity’s mission to provide families in need with beautiful and nourishing homes. Through October 29; thriftstudio.com
  1. Taste of Atlanta returns for its 15th year, featuring more than 90 of the city’s favorite restaurants. The three-day event includes cooking demonstrations and talks from the city’s top chefs, interactive culinary classes and children’s events. VIP ticket holders will enjoy exclusive access to a curated selection of craft beers, wine and cocktails. October 21, 22 & 23; tasteofatlanta.com
  1. In conjunction with Fall High Point Market, the Currey & Company showroom will host a lively discussion with the company’s designing women: Marjorie Skouras, Aviva Stanoff and Shannon Koszyk. Learn how these three imaginative product designers approach the process of creating functional and inspired home furnishings. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Ralls will moderate the discussion. October 23; highpointmarket.org
  1. SCADshow presents a book signing with Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney in celebration of her new tome, In the Company of Women, which profiles over 100 entrepreneurial women across all ages, races, backgrounds and industries. Bonney will speak alongside panelists Rebecca Wood of r.wood studio ceramics; Cheryl Day of Back in the Day Bakery; LaRonda Sutton of Film City LLC; and floral designer, photographer and artist Ashley Woodson Bailey. Admission includes one signed first edition of In the Company of Women. October 13; designsponge.com/book