AH&L’s Best of October
As autumn approaches, Atlanta is abuzz with art shows, design excursions and creative festivities.
Join design and entertaining authorities Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar for a book signing of their new tome, Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds (Gibbs Smith, $45), at Steve McKenzie’s on Thursday, October 8. Featuring 350 full-color photographs—including never-before-published images of Ross’s personal home—the richly illustrated design guide covers everything from navigating flea markets to infusing personality into a home. Guests are invited to meet the authors, purchase autographed copies of the book and enjoy fall-themed cocktails and bites. stevemckenzies.com
Learn insider antiquing tips from Tyler Lynch on October 10 at Thrift With Tyler Goes North. The interactive fundraiser will kick off the Westside at Steve McKenzie’s, where participants will enjoy light refreshments and raffles while browsing the store’s fall arrivals. Afterward, guests will head 50 miles north of Atlanta via a luxury tour bus as Lynch provides an exclusive tour of his favorite thrifting and antiquing spots. Each participant will receive a boxed lunch, signature cocktail and swag bag, and a portion of the proceeds raised from ticket sales (and 100 percent of raffle proceeds) will benefit The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. facebook.com/thriftingwithtyler
Enjoy food and drinks from Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall, exclusive shopping experiences and performances from Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins and David Ryan Harris at Party at Ponce on October 11 from 5–11 p.m. Held at the newly renovated mixed-use development, the event raises funds to benefit the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Georgia Organics, The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Museum of Design Atlanta and other initiatives of the Jamestown Charitable Foundation. partyatponce.net
On Saturday, October 17, join Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, sister publication New England Home, Esteem Media and High Point Market Authority for “Design and Sense of Place: How do Geography and Aesthetic Relate?” at Fall Market. Magazine editors Kyle Hoepner and Elizabeth Ralls will moderate the discussion at High Point Theatre, where panelists include Atlanta designer Susan Ferrier, Christopher Kennedy, Boston designer Heather Wells and Washington D.C.’s Mary Douglas Drysdale. Visit highpointmarket.org to register.Stop by the High Museum of Art this month to view more than 90 rare objects from the imperial collections of the Habsburgs, one of Europe’s prominent royal families. On view October 18, 2015–January 17, 2016, Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial collections is a wide-ranging survey of one of the longest-reigning European dynasties, displaying artifacts such as arms and armor, sculpture, Greek and Roman antiquities, court costumes, carriages, decorative art objects, and paintings by Giorgione, Rubens and Velázquez, among others. high.org
On Thursday, October 29, The Southeastern Horticultural Society presents the “Visionaries of Design Awards,” an awards dinner at Buckhead Atlanta that will be preceded by a panel discussion on living and entertaining with flowers/gardens, book signings and a “Café” lunch at the Piedmont Driving Club. Featured panelists and award winners include Charlotte Moss (tabletop/flowers), Frances Schultz (flowers and lifestyle) and Keith Lengham (interiors). sehort.org
Welcome fall in Piedmont Park at the annual Atlanta Arts Festival on October 24–25. Showcasing the work of artists across the country, the festivities will include artist demonstrations, classes and live musical entertainment, as well as a selection of food, beverages and merchandise. Free and open to the public. atlantaartsfestival.com