Southern in the City Fall Escape
From stylish restaurants to boutique hotels, this Atlanta, GA getaway will have you packing your bags.
Why we’re packing our bags: Atlanta’s burgeoning Midtown neighborhood has a whole new crop of hearty and stylish restaurants, shops, and museums. Spend a weekend in this Georgia Peach for all the panache of the Big Apple, sans tacky street vendors.
Perfect for: Epicureans and style-setters looking for a big-city getaway.
On the itinerary: Midtown, home to the High Museum of Art (high.org), is the heart of Atlanta’s art scene. New to the ‘hood, the Museum of Design Atlanta (museumofdesign.org) celebrates the design of items from handbags to skateboard graffiti. Stock up on fall tweed at Billy Reid’s (billyreid.com) new outpost in the Westside Provisions District (westsidepd.com), a collection of boutiques in a former meatpacking plant.
Save room for: Oysters on the half shell from The Optimist (theoptimistrestaurant.com), chef Ford Fry’s new seafood joint. The Lawrence (thelawrenceatlanta.com) serves suppers with Southern touches such as pork belly with sweet-tea jus. Try chocolate-chip cookie dough cheesecake from Café Intermezzo(caffeintermezzo.com), an Atlanta favorite opening November 1 in Midtown.
Rest your head: The Artmore Hotel is a boutique foil to Midtown’s towering chains, with comfy rooms nestled in a 1920s building. (Rates from $129, artmorehotel.com)
Bishop T.D. Jakes 2012 Motivational Event
Designed Specifically for Women
WHAT: Bishop T.D. Jakes and The Potter’s House bring the ever so popular women-only conference, Woman, Thou Art Loosed! to Atlanta. Women of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ages are invited to come together and learn how they can use their gifts, strengths, and abilities to overcome all obstacles and transform their lives in a positive and exciting way
WHO: Woman, Thou Art Loosed! is a three-day conference featuring inspiring, powerful, and driven speakers, including Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor and author Sheryl Brady, First Lady Serita Jakes, Dr. Cindy Trim, and Pastor Paula White
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 4 – Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
WHERE: Philips Arena in Atlanta (1 Philips Drive Atlanta, GA 30303)
COST: $25 (Overflow)
About Woman, Thou Art Loosed!
Woman, Thou Art Loosed! began as a Sunday school curriculum in 1992 by Bishop Jakes and has since birthed a best-selling book, a widely-acclaimed stage play, a GRAMMY®-nominated CD and a national conference that has drawn more than a half million women from around the world. In October 2004, Woman, Thou Art Loosed! developed into a movie in collaboration with Reuben Cannon Productions, became a box office top-10 hit and won a 2005 NAACP Image Award.
The sound of music can be so comforting and energizing to the soul. If you would like to experience this vibrant feeling then you should attend the 2012 Music Midtown Festival. The 2-day event will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22 in Piedmont Park, Midtown Atlanta. This is the ultimate event for music fans to attend. Many well-known artists are featured such as, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, T.I, Ludacris, Joan Jett, and Adam Ant. Parking will be very limited; all patrons are encouraged to use MARTA, walk, bicycle, or carpool.
Top off your amazing weekend with a stay at the Artmore Hotel located in Midtown Atlanta. Our Studio Bar-Lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Be surrounded by the best cultural attractions the city of Atlanta has to offer. Best of all, The Artmore is right across the street from Arts Center MARTA station, making it effortless to travel to and from Piedmont Park.
Day 1 of the Atlanta Speakeasy Cocktail Festival is almost complete. But the day isn’t over yet. Take MARTA to Arts Center station and discover a boutique hotel with a 1920′s feel, the Artmore Hotel and Studio Bar.
Relax in our beautiful courtyard and sip Artmore Signature Cocktails by the flame and fountain.
For additional information and room availability, contact guest services at 404.876.6100.
And don’t forget to book your tickets for day 02 of the Atlanta Speakeasy Cocktail Festival here
Labor Day Weekend
If arts, science-fiction, and technology are your interest, then Dragon-con is for you. This event is for the creative interactive people of the world. Dragon con has a comic book and renaissance atmosphere, with many participants dressing accordingly. The details that are placed into costumes and characters are extraordinary from the make-up, personalities to weaponry.
The Artmore Hotel on West Peachtree Street is also recommended if you are looking for residency during the Dragon-con event. The Artmore is a good place to rest your mind and spirit after a days’ worth of mind-blowing, body tingling fun at Dragon-con events. The Dragon-Con & Artmore both are worth the inquiry and experience
If you are staying with us during the weekend of September 11th & 12th you may want to check out Music Midtown, Atlanta’s Music Festival returning this September in nearby Piedmont Park, featuring a two day lineup that will excite all music lovers. Performers include headlining artists Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam, as well as other chart toppers such as The Avett Brothers, Florence + The Machine, T.I. and Ludacris. Rounding out the lineup are newly announced artists Garbage, Neon Trees and Adam Ant.
Check out their website www.musicmidtown.com
Cheers to 20 years! Arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, creator of two namesake boutiques in Atlanta and Manhattan and the founder of Jeffrey Fashion Cares, will join Event Chairs Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams in producing the 20th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta. The official kick-off to the fall social season, this year’s event will be held at the American Cancer Society Center, located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Benefiting the Atlanta AIDS Fund and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Atlanta Affiliate, the 20th anniversary celebration will feature a pre-show cocktail reception, fashion show, silent and live auctions, and an after-party.
Location: American Cancer Society Center
250 Williams Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Location Phone: 404.420.2997