Destin Wine and Food Fest

The Third Annual Harvest Wine and Food Festival is set for October 25-26. The culinary talents includes eight award-winning celebrity chefs from throughout the Southeast including Hugh Acheson, David Bancroft, Rusty Bowers and Pat Pascarella. hey join a list of incredible iconic Gulf Coast restaurants and returning talent. The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation benefits, where $18 million has been granted to NW Florida charities impacting youth in need. Wine and food tastings and events.  DCWAF.org

Gal-entine’s Day with Grace in Paris

Grace in Paris, your best friend in the City of Light, is preparing a trip for five days in February celebrating la joie de vivre with a champagne tasting, chocolate delights, couture lingerie experiences, and a bit of fun at a well-known burlesque show!  Five-night stay at the Hotel de Berri, included. Two opportunities: February 9-14 or February 16-21, 2020.  Have some fun in Paris with Grace.  Contact Nancy@graceinparis.com to reserve your spot.

Northside Welcomes Specialist

 Northside Melanoma and Sarcoma Specialists of Georgia is pleased to welcome Nicole Kounalakis, M.D., as the newest physician to its practice in Sandy Springs. She is also the medical director of the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Melanoma and Sarcoma Programs. A board-certified and fellowship-trained oncologist, Dr. Kounalakis joins Dr. Scott Davidson and will provide comprehensive care and treatment to patients with a melanoma diagnosis and soft tissue sarcomas. Dr. Kounalakis received her medical degree from Rutgers Medical School. Dr. Kounalakis lives in Northeast Atlanta with her husband and son, and enjoys hiking, cycling and skiing. Northside Melanoma and Sarcoma Specialists of Georgia is located at 980 Johnson Ferry Road. NorthsideMSoG.com.

Stobie Joins Oglethorpe

Peter D. Stobie as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Business & Finance at Oglethorpe University. Stobie brings more than 30 years of finance and operational experience in both higher education and the corporate environment. Stobie comes to Oglethorpe from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, where he served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives. Stobie grew up in Dunwoody and attended St. Pius X High School. He and his wife Lisa, a personal fitness trainer, have two children, Drake and Kara.

Buckhead Entrepreneur

A new canned cocktail, born and bred in Atlanta has hit the market. Post Meridiem is all about real ingredients: 100% juices and distilled spirits, imported liqueurs, and carefully-matched bitters. Post Meridiem’s initial lineup  includes The Real Lime Juice Margarita, The Double Old Fashioned, The Hemingway Daiquiri, The 1944 Mai Tai and The Lemongrass Vodka Gimlet. Post Meridiem Owner and Founder, Andrew Rodbell grew up in the Buckhead area, attended The Westminster Schools and Emory University before meeting his wife and settling down in the Ansley Park neighborhood.

Meet Alex Hitz

 

Having played host to the A-list and beau monde from Atlanta to Park Avenue to Beverly Hills, Alex Hitz is a consummate entertainer and bon vivant … who can really cook. Elegance, comfort, and wit (and always a little decadence) suffuse every detail of every delightful and delicious occasion. Defying diets and trends, Hitz treats guests like family with rich, Southern-inspired food and the generous servings of Southern hospitality. Alex Hitz, The Art of the Host: Recipes and Rules for Flawless Entertaining, October 2, 6:30 PM reception for a 7:00 PM program. Conceived as full menus, each occasion offers recipes and tips for ultimate success, from his always-perfect-every-time Thanksgiving table and epic Boxing Day buffet to a bright Easter brunch and an intimate Valentine’s Day supper. In addition to 12 expertly curated menus, Hitz provides can’t-fail recipes for his essential dishes, classic recipes every confident cook should have in their back pocket.  

Supporting The Aquarium

Dive into your passion for wine and giving at the 14th annual Aqua Vino at Georgia Aquarium on Friday, October 4, offering an exclusive opportunity to sample more than 150 wines from around the world, indulge in cuisine from more than 40 of Atlanta’s premier restaurants, and directly benefit Georgia Aquarium’s global research and conservation programs. This year Georgia Aquarium’s own wine, Seventy-One, will be available for tasting. . Proceeds from this food and wine event benefits rescued Southern sea otters just like Aquarium newcomers, Mara and Gibson and other crucial aquatic research and conservation efforts across the globe. 

georgiaaquarium.org/aqua-vino.

Fast Heart by Deb Bowman

Fast Heart is the debut for Deb’s original compositions with fellow songwriter Janet Powell.  FAST HEART was one of the last projects recorded at the storied Power Station recording studio in New York City. The studio, which opened in 1977 and where artists like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, David Bowie and the cast of “Hamilton” have recorded, will be renovated and rebranded.   FAST HEART was engineered and mixed by AKIHIRO NISHIMURA and mastered by multi-Grammy award-winning engineer, PAUL BLAKEMORE.  Find the album wherever you download music. DebBowman.com

           

New Place to Play

Playtainment paradise, Kefiô, opened in Buckhead last month. The 25,000-square-foot space is designed for the whole family, combining technology, immersive storytelling and thoughtful design to offer weekly ‘we time’ and ‘me time’ under the same roof. Kefi is a kid wonderland where they place themselves inside stories, create their own music and enjoy the latest toys. Parents can choose to join their kids on Kefi play adventures or take time for themselves in parent-only productivity and relaxation areas. 3637 Peachtree Rd NE. PlayKefi.com