July 2015 Around Town 3

 

Helping End Hunger

The annual Give Me Five dinner, an exclusive evening featuring Atlanta’s best chefs and sommeliers and benefitting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, will be held on August 16, at Piedmont Driving Club. The event centers around five exquisite courses prepared by acclaimed local chefs and complemented by fine wines selected by celebrated sommeliers. Celebrating its ninth anniversary, this year’s Give Me Five will feature honorary chef Jay Yarbrough (Piedmont Driving Club) along with Chad Anderson (Oak Steakhouse), Eric Wolitzky (Fifth Group Restaurants), Linton Hopkins (Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch) and Zeb Stevenson (Watershed). Atlanta sommeliers includie sommelier chair Gil Kulers (Piedmont Driving Club), Caleb Hopkins (Atlas Restaurant), Clarke Anderson (No. 246), Perrine Prieur (Perrine’s Wine Shop) and Silvio Garcia (Cherokee Town and Country Club). Tickets are $275 per person and $2,500 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased online at GiveMeFiveDinner.org. The No Kid Hungry campaign is working to end childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need every day by connecting them to nutrition programs such as school breakfast and summer meals and by teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals at home. NoKidHungry.org.

India Hicks Chic

Join Robuck and Company Antiques as they welcome INDIA HICKS. You are cordially invited to meet India Hicks and enjoy her talk about her latest adventure, The India Hicks Lifestyle Brand. Inspired by her British upbringing and current Harbour Island life, India Hicks newly launched lifestyle brand epitomizes laid back chic. You’re invited to attend this local gathering and really learn why India and her company are so dynamic! July 15, 5 p.m., 425 Peachtree Hills Ave, Suite 20. Contact Tiffany Wigbels at tiffanycw@comcast.net or call 404.272.6111 with questions.

Skincare From Within

A new skincare company, BeBe & Bella Essence, LLC, announced its launch of a line of anti-aging products based on a unique probiotic and fission yeast technology. The new skincare line initially features eight products, including two oral probiotic supplements, which together maximize the benefits of this amazing technology.  BeBe & Bella Essence was founded in 2013 by three Atlanta women—Rose Krebs and her daughters, Linda Krebs and Allison Krebs-Bensch.

The secret behind BeBella’s powerful anti-aging properties lies in the combination of nutrient-rich extracts harvested from fermentation of the probiotic Lactobacillus casei and fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The benefits of oral probiotic supplements for digestive health is now well established and there is emerging evidence that balanced intestinal microflora improve the skin quality and even brain function. But research continues to uncover the full potential of probiotics. The name BeBe & Bella Essence was inspired by Allison’s daughters’ names—BeBe and Isabella—and the combination of their names mean “be beautiful.” MyBeBella.com.

Syren Shooting & Spa Package

Heed the call of the Syren shotgun for a shooting and spa package offering a perfect pairing of adventure and relaxation at Barnsley Resort.With the two-night Syren Shooting & Spa Package, guests receive a shooting lesson at the clays course at SpringBank Sporting Club, including 50 targets per person and rental of the Syren shotgun, designed specifically for women by the experts at Caesar Guerini and Fabarm. After the shoot, relax with a $100 spa credit per person for The Spa at Barnsley Resort. While the credit may be used for any treatment, therapists recommend the deep forest detox body treatment or herbal compression massage to focus on relaxing muscles engaged in shooting. 
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he Syren Shooting & Spa Package also includes breakfast for two in The Woodlands Grill daily and luxurious overnight accommodations. According to a National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) report, there has been a huge increase of women hunters since 2001 (9%) and a massive increase of target shooters (60%). The Syren shotgun is a new “designed for ladies” gun from Caesar Guerini and Fabarm. They are one of the few locations to offer the Syrens in rental inventory, so ladies can test it out while they’re shooting, and also don’t have to have the added weight/length of a shotgun that is really designed for men. BarnsleyResort.com

High School Film Fest

The Lovett School hosted the 5th Annual High School Film Fest, featuring films crafted by teen filmmakers from the U.S, Canada, Slovakia, South Korea, and Australia. Two-hundred films qualified for the film festival and 18 of those films (including three films submitted by Lovett students) were screened at the film fest. The categories in which the films were judged included: U.S. Narrative, International Narrative, U.S. Documentary, International Documentary, U.S. Animation, International Animation, and Music Video. The film with the best overall score in any category was awarded Best of the Fest. The film fest featured a red carpet picture party and brilliant HD movie screenings in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater at Lovett.

No Kid Hungry

Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry was an incredible success, raising $740,000 to support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in Atlanta and across America. Supporters attended Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign May 7, at the Georgia Aquarium for an unforgettable evening with some of Atlanta’s most celebrated chefs and mixologists. Photo by Heidi Geldhauser.

Dog Days

While humans come for the ShackBurger and frozen custard, dogs can also order off the menu at Shake Shack in Buckhead Atlanta. Keep your pup’s tail wagging with a “bag o’ bones” featuring five ShackBurger dog biscuits made exclusively for the burger joint by Bocce Bakery in NYC or a “pooch-ini” made with ShackBurger dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard. 3035 Peachtree Road NE. ShakeShack.com