October 2016 Around Town

AC Hotel Open

As part of Phipps Plaza’s multi-phase transformation project, Simon in partnership with Noble Investment Group, celebrated the grand opening of the acclaimed AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza on August 22. Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell and representatives from Simon and Marriott were on hand (above) to celebrate the occasion with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. AC Hotels, a Marriott® subsidiary, is one of the most sought-after hotel brands throughout Europe, and has become synonymous with modern, first class European-inspired accommodations, generous amenities and value for the discerning traveler. Positioned at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Wieuca Road, the addition of the new AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza complements the mall’s luxury retailers including Bottega Veneta, Celine, Fendi and Gucci as well as Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Atlanta residents and visitors can now enjoy upscale hospitality in addition to luxurious shopping at Atlanta’s most beloved premier retail destination.

Candyland at A+

A+ Pediatric Dentistry’s Annual Candy Buy Back Party is a fun event for our community where Dr. Jaha Howard buys Halloween candy back from our kids. Children love the idea of having money in hand as they party with DJ Willy Wow! What makes this event extra fantastic is that the candy that they collect is sent overseas with care packages to our soldiers. Have your little ghouls bring their candy between 4 – 6 p.m. on November 1 to A+ Pediatric Dentistry in the Vining Jubilee Shopping Center. Dr. Jaha Howard is a different kind of pediatric dentist. With his kid-oriented approach, he helps children get genuinely excited about their dental care. You will find that his warm personality and fun teaching style help children to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime. AtlantaKidSmiles.com

OrthoAtlanta Grows

Jeffrey P. Smith, MD, joins OrthoAtlanta orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists. A board eligible orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Smith specializes in foot and ankle surgery with a special interest in sports medicine. Serving patients in Gwinnett, Johns Creek, North Fulton and north metro Atlanta, Dr. Smith offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle pain and injury. Dr. Smith is experienced in treating complex and simple conditions using arthroscopic, minimally invasive and open techniques to correct deformity, preserve and restore cartilage, and return normal function to the foot. For advanced degenerative disease, he offers total ankle replacement or fusion to offer improved function and relief from debilitating pain. He treats common foot and ankle disorders such as bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and forefoot pain. He is also well trained to treat a variety of general orthopedic and sports medicine conditions. Appointments can be scheduled with Dr. Jeffrey Smith via OrthoAtlanta.com.

Perry Serving Proudly

Operations Specialist 1st Class Julius Perry, from Buckhead, fires an M16 rifle during a small arms qualification on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay, part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson.

Beauty In and Out

Woodward Academy seventh grader Gabby Norwood competed in the USA National Miss Scholarship Pageant in Boca Raton, Florida, in July. Gabby placed fifth overall for the USA National Preteen title and won the supermodel competition. Gabby has been involved with pageants since the age of 7. She won her first title as Cynthia Bailey’s Young Miss Renaissance in 2013, followed by National American Miss Jr. Preteen in 2014, Miss Pink Princess Relay for Life in 2015, and is the reigning USA National Miss Georgia Preteen. Her favorite charities include The Atlanta Children’s Shelter and the Yellow Brick House and she spends much of her free time volunteering in the community. The USA National Miss Scholarship Organization is a national pageant program that combines the excitement of pageantry while recognizing the personal achievement, community involvement and academic excellence of young women across the USA. The program is designed to award young women for their accomplishments, and to mentor them to reach their goals and unleash their true potential.

Gala Invitation

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (Atlanta RMHC) 8th annual Hearts and Hands Gala will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, at Flourish in Buckhead. The event, hosted by Fox 5 Chief Meteorologist David Chandley, will feature a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing and a performance by Yacht Rock Revue. The Coca-Cola Company is the event’s Presenting Sponsor with Craig A. Williams, Senior Vice President & President, The McDonald’s Division, The Coca-Cola Company, serving as event chair.  Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, is the event’s honorary chair. Atlanta RMHCis a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the health and well-being of children and families. For sponsorship or ticket information, visit ARMHC.org/gala. Call 678.704.8099 with direct questions.

Springmont Fest

On Saturday, October 22, Springmont will hold its 22nd Annual Montessori Mile and Festival. Participants will run the one-mile course up and back on Long Island Drive’s rolling hills. It is a fun time to enjoy the activities of the day, tour campus and make friends. There is always something for everyone, from the Diaper Derby for 2-year-olds to a chili cook-off for parents! In conjunction with the Mile, Middle School students host their annual festival with children’s activities and a bake sale. More info at 

Alba Joins Legendary

Legendary Events, the full-service special events company behind many of the city’s most glamorous affairs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Alba as the company’s new executive chef. Alba, who most recently worked as the executive chef of STK Atlanta, is enthusiastic about joining the Legendary Events team. “The opportunity to work with a broad range of clients and cuisines is something I’m really looking forward to,” he says. “I believe Legendary Events is the best in their field and I’m excited about being able to capture the culinary imaginations of our clients by providing fresh, restaurant quality food with a strong emphasis on innovation and seasonality.” Chef Mark combines over 20 years of experience in the Atlanta culinary scene with expertise in preparing a diverse range of global cuisines and Legendary Events Founder & CEO Tony Conway agrees: “Chef Mark is a great addition to our team.”

Luxury Home Tour

Best of Atlanta Homes presents the first annual Luxury Real Estate Tour on Saturday, October 8, from 12-4 p.m. The Tour will be an experience like no other, designed to showcase the hidden gems, and unique characteristics of homes throughout the greater Atlanta area. It is the ultimate tour, fusing every aspect of the real estate development and real estate building process together from thought to finish. The Best of Atlanta Homes Luxury Real Estate Tour is a guided tour of the best homes in a selected area. The homes on the tour will feature a different characteristic or element of design that makes the home or property special. Tourists will learn little known facts about the architectural design, building and interior design process, as well as the intricacies of buying and selling a home,  all while indulging in delicious food, hand crafted cocktails, cigars, music, pop-up shops, and little surprises around every corner. To purchase tickets for the Best of Atlanta Homes Luxury real estate Tour, to become a sponsor, vendor or to nominate and submit a Best of Atlanta Home visit BestOfAtlantahomes.com. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Tuo-Be Youth Foundation, dedicated to the vocational growth and social development of inner-city and at risk youth. They integrate life skills training into the classroom through a sales-based curriculum, where students learn business and entrepreneurship skills. Tuo-Be Youth creates a seamless transition for young people as they matriculate through school to the work force. Follow Best of Atlanta Homes on social media 
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