The Atlanta Botanical Garden & the Reindog Parade

For the fourth year in a row, I've had the pleasure of judging the Reindog Parade at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Dozens and dozen of dogs (and their families) line up for a chance to win the coveted "Best In Show" title. Everyone is in a thematic costume and a great time is held by all. There are five categories and five judges. My category to judge was the Best Dog Pack and my #1 pick also won Best In Show! Hey, you just can't compete with a pink poodle!! Have fun scrolling through my slideshow above.

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Holiday Shopping at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

Give the gift of designer luxury this holiday season and get back some... This year, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is excited to announce a spend $500 get $100 promotion. There is something for the entire stylish family, even the kids! See below:

Gifts for Her:

·       Alice + Olivia: RIC Hello Goodbye Sweater - $330

·       Alice + Olivia: Stace Face Sequin Sweater - $330

·       ETRO: Hand painted floral leather biker jacket with dragon embroidered back patch - $2380

·       Brunello Cucinelli: Cashmere Boucle Houndstooth Sweater - $3,575

·       Brunello Cucinelli: Alpaca, wool, cashmere and silk striped cardigan with lurex - $2,095

·       Christian Louboutin: Tudor Sandal - $1,295

·       Christian Louboutin: Jacqueline De - $1,095

·       Montcler: “Annette” long red coat - $2,815

·       Montcler: Coronide bomber - $1,370

 

Treat Yo’ Self:

·       ETRO: Dragon embroidered cross body purse - $5,920

·       Georgetown Cupcakes: Christmas and Holiday Collection Dozen - $35/dozen

·       Brunello Cucinelli: Alpaca Check Scarf - $795

·       Brunello Cucinelli: Monili Bucket Bag - $3,745

·       Christian Louboutin: Shoepeaks Clutch - $3,500

·       Christian Louboutin: Panettone Wallet - $570

·       Davidoff: Lounge Membership - Visit or call for pricing

·       Davidoff: Aniversario No.3 Tubos - $27.35 - $547.00

·       Davidoff: Royal Release - $60.30 - $1975.00

·       AKRIS: Signature textile small leather goods – starting at $275

 

Gifts for Him:

·       ETRO: Blue ocean silk pocket square - $125

·       ETRO: Mixed media patchwork monk strap shoes - $900

·       Bonobos: Velvet Burgundy Blazer - $500

·       Bonobos: Donegal Suede Elbow Patch High Crew – Navy - $128 

·       Vilebrequin: Moorea Snowboard Bunnies swim trunk - $250

·       Vilebrequin: Moorea Bears on Ice swim trunk - $250

·       Vilebrequin: Moorea Christmas swim trunk - $250

·       Montcler: “Anthony” wool coat - $7,925

·       Moncler: “Charles” ski jacket - $6,550

·       Lindbergh: Pile Collar Jacket - $252

·       Lindbergh: The Biker Jacket - $711

·       Lindbergh: Roll Rib Neck Knit - $81

 

For the Kids:

·       Vilebrequin: Moorea Snowboard Bunnies swim trunk - $120 - $140

·       Vilebrequin: Moorea Bears on Ice swim trunk - $120 - $140

·       Vilebrequin: Moorea Christmas swim trunk - $120 - $140

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Beards, Brews & Holiday Shopping at FRYE

Complimentary Beard and Neck Trims from Mary Todd Hairdressing Company, Wild Heaven Craft Beers, Exclusive Gifts and More

The Frye Company at Ponce City Market has once again joined forces with the talented stylists at Mary Todd Hairdressing Company. This Saturday, December 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m., gentlemen are invited to take advantage of complimentary beard and neck trims from the Mary Todd team on a first-come, first-served basis while enjoying frosty Wild Heaven craft brews and shopping Frye’s 2016 Holiday Collection. Favorite gifts for the season include an array of hats, scarves, gloves, belts and wallets exclusively for men. Visit www.TheFryeCompany.com for more information. 

WHAT: Beards, Brews and Holiday Shopping at The Frye Company 

WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2016 / 6 to 9 p.m. 

WHERE: The Frye Company ,Ponce City Market  675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30308 

WITH: Mary Todd Hairdressing Company

CONNECT: Instagram and Twitter via @thefryecompany | #fryeatlanta. 

The Frye Company’s Atlanta flagship store is located in Ponce City Market at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Visit The Frye Company online at www.TheFryeCompany.com.   

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14th Annual Toy Party & Silent Auction December 10

Atlanta's favorite holiday cocktail party, toy drive and fundraiser returns to AmericasMart 3 on Saturday, December 10, 2016. 

Following the tremendous energy and outpouring of generosity at last year's event, this Toy Party promises to be bigger and better than ever. Enjoy delicious SVEDKA cocktails, surprise guest performances and DJ set, and, of course, the season's most irresistible silent auction. Proceeds allow FTK's all-volunteer board of directors to continue our year-round mission of bridging communities and brightening the lives of Georgia's less fortunate families.

ADMISSION: $10 plus an unwrapped toy or gift card (valued at $20 or more, no cheating!) gives you access to the see-and-be-seen holiday event of the year, including drink tickets, tasty bites, and some special guests you won't want to miss. 

VIP TICKETS: To elevate your night, reserve your spot in the Toy Party VIP Experience ($250 for 1, $400 for 2!) on the balcony at AmericasMart, featuring a premium open bar and hors d’oeuvres; exclusive photo opportunities, special guests, a commemorative gift and lots more perks. Tickets are available here: https://getinvolved.forthekid.org/viptoyparty

DONATIONS: If you can't attend Toy Party but still want to make spirits bright this season, you can always pitch in at https://getinvolved.forthekid.org/brightenlives
No gift is too small—or too large! 

Once again, FTK is grateful for your ongoing support!

*Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend Toy Party & Silent Auction and provide a valid picture ID.

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Crown Royal Vanilla Cocktail Recipes

Crown Royal Vanilla is a uniquely sophisticated whisky, bursting with the bold flavor of vanilla and the distinctive smoothness of Crown Royal. They recently hosted an event in Atlanta at SkyLounge where guests got an opportunity to sip, taste and enjoy Crown Royal Vanilla.

Local Atlanta Mixologist, Arianne Fielder, shared a few recipes for you to try at home.

Vanilla Canadian Mule
1.5 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
4 dashes orange bitters
3 oz. ginger beer

Old Throne
1.5 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla
1 tsp. cane sugar
6 drops orange bitters

Queen of the South
1 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla
2 oz. cranberry juice
2 oz. soda

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'Tis the Season for Hostess Gifts & More...

It's that time of year again... I've put together a curated selection of gifts perfect for the season. For him, for her, for everyone.

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Southern Crust Catering Co. Officially Launched in ATL With Brews, Slices & More

Custom-Outfitted 1953 Vintage Chevy Truck Delivers Full-Service Catering Experiences Starring Neapolitan-Style Pizza

Pizza and beer lovers gathered at Wild Heaven’s brewery last Thursday, November 17th, for the official launch of Southern Crust Catering Co. in Atlanta.  Delivering unforgettable experiences via a custom-outfitted, vintage Chevy Truck, Southern Crust treated attendees to an evening filled with Neapolitan-style, wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, braised pork meatballs, house-made s’mores, Wild Heaven craft brews, games and more.  An instant hit, guests were among the first to see the 1953 truck that features a Mugnaini open-hearth pizza oven, incredible sound system and tap handles to pour local brews.  Just in time for the holidays, the full-service catering company is now officially available for private and corporate events, rehearsal dinners, weddings and more.   

To accompany an array of classic and specialty pizzas options, Southern Crust offers fresh, seasonal salads, wood-fired focaccia bread, as well as a wide variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts.  Starters like marinated olives, burrata, and pancetta-wrapped figs, and braised pork meatballs compliment a range of fresh seasonal salads including chopped kale salad, shrimp and avocado salad, Caesar, and more. Pizza ranges from classics like margherita and pepperoni to specialties like pistachio pesto; Calabrese; blanco; and butternut with roasted butternut squash, caramelized onions, mozzarella, arugula and truffle oil. House-made desserts, from s’mores and Georgia chess pie to peach and blackberry cobbler and gelato, provide the perfect ending to every meal. Southern Crust menus are designed to take advantage of the best produce available, treating guests to delicious and relaxed fare in almost any setting. Custom and gluten free options are also available.

Adding atmosphere, vintage style, great service and delicious pizza to events, Southern Crust Catering Co.’s unique approach to catering allows the truck to handle all size and types of occasions. For more information, visit www.southerncrustcatering.com.

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