AH&L’s Best of September


1. Tour the work of 15 design-industry talents at the 2016 Serenbe Designer Showhouse, held this year at the luxurious Textile Lofts Penthouse. Featuring stunning indoor and outdoor rooms—including porches, gardens and a copper outdoor spa—this year’s showhouses features birds-eye views of Serenbe’s breathtaking landscape. Get a special sneak peek at the showhouse, while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvre and live music. Proceeds from the designer showhouse will directly benefit the Art Farm at Serenbe. September 9–October 2; serenbeshowhouse.com

2. Join Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles during DISCOVER ADAC for a panel discussion on creating cnotinuity between interiors and the surrounding landscape. Moderated by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Ralls, the panel features architect, D. Stanley Dixon; interior designer, Joni Vanderslice; furniture designer, Justin Van Breda; and landscape architect, John Howard, who will discuss why visual context is essential — and how to create continuity from the outside in.  September 29; adacatlanta.com/events

3. Kick off AmericasMart’s Fall Design Week and celebrate the opening of the 2016 Serenbe Designer Showhouse with a panel discussion led by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Ralls. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Ralls leads a panel discussion with designers Tami Ramsay, Steve McKenzie, Melanie Davis and Kelly Anthony, who will discuss their approach their arts-minded approach to design and nature. More Information. September 20; americasmart.com

4. Part of the three-part program Masters of Design, Meet the Masters highlights design experts’ journeys to success in the industry. The evening will feature a panel discussion with design-industry veterans Suzanne Kasler, Vivian Bencich, Julia Busby and Bruce McEvoy, representing organizations such as ICAA, IIDA, ASID and AIA. The event will be held at ADAC and is open ot members and non-members alike. September 15; themastersofdesign.org

5. Dwell With Dignity launches its signature fundraiser, Thrift Studio, at ADAC this fall. 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. Honorary Chair Suzanne Kasler will unveil the shoppable vignettes at the preview party on Sept. 29. Proceeds will support Dwell With Dignity’s mission to provide families in need with beautiful and nourishing homes. September 30–October 9; thriftstudio.com

6. Dine family-style with some of the region’s leading chefs—including  Ford Fry, Steven Satterfield, Jay Swift—at the 7th annual Southern Chef’s Potluck, a benefit for Wholesome Wave Georgia. Held on the grounds of the Inn at Serenbe, the event will feature main dishes by Jim N’ Nicks Bar-B-Q, complemented by side dishes and drinks from chefs and bartenders across the region. September 11; wholesomewavegeorgia.org

7. Taste of Atlanta returns for its 15th year, featuring more than 90 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants. The three-day event includes cooking demonstrations and talks from the city’s top chefs, interactive cooking 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