Ignite Date Night at ONE.midtown kitchen

New comers and local diners alike can take date night to the next level by visiting ONE. midtown kitchen, a Midtown staple known for its unique wine offerings and high energy cuisine, before or after visiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s spectacular Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.

While noshing on mouth-watering American cuisine created by Executive Chef Matt Weinstein or indulging in full bodied wines, sipping on local craft brews and handcrafted cocktails, diners and imbibers can receive 50% off their check with a Garden Lights, Holiday Nights ticket stub, now through Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Offer is valid on the ticketed day only and cannot be combined with in-house promotions, such as New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, or other discounts.

One discount per table per visit and the maximum discount is $20 per check.

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For more information or to make a reservation, call ONE. midtown kitchen at 404.892.4111 or visit www.onemidtownkitchen.com. ONE. midtown kitchen is located at 559 Dutch Valley Rd, Atlanta, GA 30324.

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The Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation

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We are excited to share some very BIG news with you. Doggies on the Catwalk is now a registered 501(c)3 and will operate as the Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation. For ten years, we have passionately produced an event whose purpose was to raise and donate funds to a selected non-profit. As a foundation, we will be working year-round on raising and supplying funds to various organizations. Canine Assistants and Pets Are Loving Support (PALS) are among those foundations who stand behind our mission and values. We will continue to support them.

Our mission, through the use of the element of fashion, the Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation will support the efforts of those making a difference in the lives of individuals living with disabilities and animals in need. It is also our mission to facilitate the career advancement of college students in fashion design programs through the Fashionado Fashion Fund coming in 2019.

The Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation is equally excited to announce that we are participating in Giving Tuesday on November 28th. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving to non-profits world wide. In Georgia, we refer to it as Ga Gives Day.

We all know of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and let's not forget about Shop Small Saturday, but please save a few dollars for us and the all charities you care about and show your support by making a donation on Giving Tuesday.

Vision

The vision of the Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation is two-fold. We provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations whose mission is to enhance the lives of individuals living with disabilities and other special needs, and to those organizations who provide safety and loving homes to animals in need. In addition to supporting non-profit organizations, the Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation is committed to providing educational assistance through the form of scholarships for college level Fashion Design students.

Our Mission

Through the use of the element of fashion, the Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation supports the efforts of those making a difference in the lives of individuals living with disabilities and animals in need. It is also our mission to facilitate the career advancement of college students in fashion design programs through the Fashionado Fashion Fund.

Our Values

  • We value the importance of being an advocate for those living with disabilities and special needs. 

  • We value the power of the human-animal bond and support finding loving homes for pets in need and those in need of service animals.  

  • We value the desire for students to be able to follow their dreams of obtaining a higher education and for them to know financial assistance is not a barrier.

Our Goals

  • To supply funding for 501c 3 organizations which provide assistance to those living with disabilities and pets in need.

  • To award scholarships to deserving Fashion Design students through the Fashionado Scholarship Fund.

  • To partner with corporations, foundations and individuals who support and stand behind our mission and values.
  • To raise funds and awareness through the annual Doggies on the Catwalk event.

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Meryl Streep and Anna Wintour chat at Vogue

The opening of the video has a somewhat familiar flair that will resonate with Devil Wears Prada fans. It's something incredible to watch these two powerhouses chat.

"The pair had a frank and far-ranging conversation filled with humor and insight. Much is revealed in the interview above, between the Pentagon Papers and the Mueller investigation, sexual harassment, female empowerment, and what Meryl and her daughters talk about around the dining room table." Vogue

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Dress Best On A Budget

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Dressing well and finding good clothes in your size doesn’t have to be a hard game anymore. We’ve all walked into a shop and realize absolutely nothing on the rails is our style, or that a size 8 jeans that fitted us in one shop isn’t going to be the same size in this one. It makes going shopping incredibly annoying, and you end up forking out a huge sum in order to get something you’ll love and will love you in return. So we turn to bargain bin shopping, but that often means we have to sacrifice that class element we’re always in search of. However, we can combine the two when we really know how to shop. So here’s a few tips for finding something that’ll hug you in all the right places, and still not cost you an arm or a leg.

Stock Up on ‘Basic’ Items

Just because you’re shopping a supermarket’s own brand doesn’t mean you can’t look incredibly good in what you wear. This means you can go all out on the basic items you can grab, as they work as the base for any glamorous outfit, especially when you’re headed to the office for a day at work.

When you’re buying undershirts or simple cami tops or a good pair of leggings, they can last forever, and never go out of style. Even if they do run thin or break, replacing them is cheap, and they come in versatile colors. Of course, depending on your personal style, for work you’ll either want some good straight laced skirts or trousers, and basic style lines have plenty of different styles of those to offer.

If you’re crafty with a sewing needle or machine, you can even patch some of these items together to create yourself a designer dress, or use the material for your own outfits. It’s quite an old style habit, but it’s an incredibly useful skill to have if you’re trying to live on a wardrobe budget. You can imitate a lot of the bigger brands at an affordable level, and look absolutely fabulous in the end result.

Rely on Your Accessories

When you have plenty of jewelry, scarves, or gloves to swap in and out with an outfit, you can use the same clothes for a lot of pairings that look entirely different from any other. This is already the secret of all good wardrobe makers, but being versatile in what you put on top of your main outfit can turn you from executive to fashionista.

You can even use accessories for other purposes, such as using a scarf as a belt or having a good hair wrap when you want to keep your curls and waves intact in the windy weather. Try looking for bundle deals in the shops, such as two for one on necklaces or chokers, and half price sales on handbags, and take full advantage of them. If you buy now, you won’t regret your lack of choice later on.

Look for blog posts like that at www.stylishlyme.com, as they have some good tutorials on pairing accessories with dresses and skirts, and looking good whilst not feeling cold or unbelievably sweaty. Your designer clothes can still suffer from impractically after all.

Use the Web for Some Bargains

Sure, the net has some scams when it comes to following facebook page deals, and the shipping costs can get a little hefty, but the world wide web is your best friend when it comes to knowing how to shop and finding some classy bargains.

Use some shopping comparison sites such as www.doingup.com to find the best deals on common items you could pick up in high street retail shops, as often we can find cheaper prices or alternatives online. Even if you find something you love and can’t realistically afford to get it delivered straight to your door, you now know which shop to frequent! Either that, or keep an eye on the piece until it gets a deal put on it, which happens a lot more online than in store.

So you can see that having a good wardrobe that makes you feel good about yourself doesn’t have to break the bank, nor does it mean you suffer from a lack of shoes or constant ladders in your tights. Try some charity shops and own brands for hidden gems, and you’ll soon score yourself a fantastic new item to show off when out and about.

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Atlas' Fall Inspired Cocktail

                          Photo by Mia Yakel

                          Photo by Mia Yakel

THE FIRESIDE

Atlas’ Fall-Inspired Cocktail, Created by Lead Bar Tender, Carl Gilbert

With the leaves falling it’s the perfect time to cozy up with Atlas’ latest boozy treat created by Lead Bartender Carl Gilbert. An ideal cocktail for autumn.

The Fireside combines tequila with that beloved ginger and apple cider flavor with aged bitters, caramel sweetness, and the refreshing citrus flavors of fresh squeezed lemon juice.

RECIPE:

1.5 oz Don Julio Tequila

.25 oz Ginger Syrup

.75 oz Mercier Apple Cider Reduction

1.0 oz Lemon Juice

2 Dashes of Barrel Aged Bitters

Garnish with a Red Caramel Tuile 

Build all ingredients in a shaking tin, add ice, shake, *double strain, garnish, serve and enjoy!  

 

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Located within the St. Regis Atlanta, Atlas celebrates the very best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences.

Revel in a fine dining experience in the dining room or join us at The Tavern featuring an all-new, chef-driven small plates menu and hand-shaken cocktails.

With a focus on curating fresh ingredients from local farms, this chef-driven restaurant brings unparalleled culinary experiences to the capital of the South. For more information, visit atlasrestaurant.com

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Concentrics Restaurants' ALLORA Now Open in Midtown

Photos by Erik Meadows

Photos by Erik Meadows

Celebrating the flavors of Italy, guests are invited to slip into ALLORA where the art of dining and drinking is rediscovered. Blending Italian classics with modern techniques and seasonal ingredients, Executive Chef Chris Maher offers an impressive menu filled with house made pastas, specialty pizzas, creative insalatas, small plates and more. Located in TWELVE Hotel Midtown, ALLORA welcomes guests to sit and stay awhile in an inviting environment that showcases industrial design, warm leathers and woods, and rustic touches including an expansive central bar, chef’s tables overlooking an open kitchen, comfortable booths, and a spacious, covered outdoor patio. 

With a wealth of culinary experience that includes The Ritz Carlton Buckhead, 4Th & Swift, and ONE. midtown kitchen, Chef Maher is best known for his outstanding handmade pastas and taking classic dishes and ingredients and reinterpreting them with a modern, and sometimes playful, approach. Highlights from the menu include a range of antipasto like Charred Octopus, Barlotto Bean Hummus, Peperonata, and Castelvetrano olives; Veal and Ricotta Meatballs with Parmesan Grits, San Marzano tomatoes and Grana Padano; and Whole Roasted Artichoke with Bagna Cauda and bread crumbs. Perfectly cooked specialty pizzas such as the Carbonara with Pancetta, Cracked Pepper, Mozzarella, Pecorino Romano and a Farm Egg; Fennel Sausage featuring San Marzano Passata, Calabrian Chiles, Cherry Tomatoes, Sicilian Oregano; and a traditional Margherita pie are ideal for sharing.  House made Cacio e Pepe; Porcini Agnolotti; and Lemon Saffron Campanelle are among the pasta offerings while sumptuous entrees like the Roasted Branzini; Grilled Wagyu Flank Steak; and Pork Milanese are sure to please. Those looking to imbibe can explore a carefully curated wine list created by Todd Rushing, signature and classic cocktails, and craft beers in cans, bottles and on draft.  

ALLORA is located in the TWELVE Hotel Midtown at 361 17th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30363. Complimentary valet up to three hours and two hours free parking in the parking deck are available. ALLORA will be serving breakfast Monday to Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; dinner and brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dinner Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; and weekend brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 404.961.7370 or visit www.alloraatl.com

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The Fox Theatre pushes back Marquee Club opening

The completed rooftop will look much like this and overlook the Fox Theatre marquee. Photo: Fox Theatre

The completed rooftop will look much like this and overlook the Fox Theatre marquee. Photo: Fox Theatre

Almost exactly a year ago, the Fox Theatre announced plans for a 10,000-ft. expansion featuring a rooftop terrace and generous event space. Word then was that the space — named the Marquee Club — would open this fall.

Photo: Michael Portman

Photo: Michael Portman

This week, that grand opening was pushed back to early 2018. The reason: Surprises encountered when design and construction crews began digging into an 88-year-old building.

“We anticipated challenges once we began construction,” Fox president and CEO Allan C. Vella said in a news release. Fox officials hope to be able to set a firm 2018 opening date soon.

The theater will reach out to anyone who has purchased a Marquee membership (annual, corporate or individual) and offer exclusive previews in the months before it opens, the statement said. Memberships are still available at 404.881.2127. Prices, which were set for 2017 and may change, are:

  • Corporate annual: $12,000.
  • Noncorporate annual: $3,000.
  • Broadway in Atlanta subscriber annual: $500 for six shows. The rate may go up or down depending on the number of shows booked.

The Marquee also plans to offer limited per-event access based on availability.

The main level of the Marquis Club (clockwise, from left); another view of the outdoor terrace; and the mezzanine level of the club. Photos: Fox Theatre

The main level of the Marquis Club (clockwise, from left); another view of the outdoor terrace; and the mezzanine level of the club. Photos: Fox Theatre

The members-only club will include a 4,000-sq. ft. rooftop terrace under the night sky and overlooking Peachtree Street, plus some 6,000 square feet of indoor event space. All of this, the most significant expansion in the theater’s history, will continue the venue’s Moroccan-style decor.

The rooftop terrace will feature a combination of indoor, solarium and outdoor spaces for climate-controlled, cooled or fully outdoor spaces. Each will have its own bar. Members will be able to use the lounge/terrace before and after events and during intermission. Other perks include:

  • The ability to buy tickets before the general public.
  • A dedicated ticketing concierge.
  • Self-parking in a dedicated lot.
  • Private entry 90 minutes before show time.
  • Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
  • Access to five bars.
  • Private restrooms.
  • The ability to pre-order drinks, desserts and coffee for intermission.

Lord Aeck Sargent, an award-winning Atlanta architectural firm that specializes in conserving and preserving historic venues, is leading the renovation. Its previous projects include Language Hall at Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center in Buford, the mixed-use Berkshire Terminus in Buckhead and Parkmobile Corporate Headquarters in Midtown.

The 4,665-seat Fox, which hosts some 250 performances a year, is home to the Broadway in Atlanta series of touring theater productions, Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker and the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. It’s a regular stop for dance companies, children’s shows, comedians — Louis CK, Mike Epps, George Lopez — and such musicians as Ringo Starr, John Prine and Widespread Panic. These events attract more than 500,000 patrons a each year.

The Fox also is a popular site for wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions.

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