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.
It’s hard to believe that this time last year it was about 20 degrees colder! Now it seems like winter has forgotten to show up. So for those of you who can’t wait for the arrival of spring, you’re in luck! As confirmed by Gen. Beauregard Lee, the season of love is just around the corner. You know what that means…
That’s right! The 76th annual Dogwood Festival held in Piedmont Park!
The festival celebrated its Diamond Anniversary last year, and on April 20-22 this Atlanta staple will yet again fill our city with joy and excitement.
If you’ve never had a chance to experience this incredible three-day event, rest assured that you will be fully entertained by the variety of activities and festivities. Ever since Walter Rich, founder of Rich’s department store, first made the blooming of the Dogwoods an internationally recognized event in 1936, the Dogwood Festival has remained an annual tradition for the city of Atlanta.
There is something for kids and adults of all ages at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Explore local food vendors, a kid’s village, canine competitions and the ever-popular artists market. See the local jewelry and have fun in the arts & crafts area. People come from miles away to enjoy the best of what spring brings to the biggest city in the south. For all of the foodies out there, don’t miss out on some of the most delicious local eats. The live entertainment might be the best part of all. The Dogwood Festival never fails to showcase the best artists in the southeast.
Don’t forget to top-off your amazing weekend with a stay at The Artmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. Our Studio Bar + Lounge is the perfect place for you to wine down after each day of excitement!
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.
The Big South
Once again, the Georgia World Congress Center holds a tournament of great importance to Junior National Volleyball. On Friday March 30th through Sunday April 1st, halls A, B, and C at the GWCC will all be in use to host this event so you know that this is going to be massive. If you are looking for a unique hotel to stay at while you are in town, check out The Artmore located in the heart of Midtown’s cultural arts district!
The Studio Bar + Lounge is the perfect place wine down after your long day of excitement. And, there are plenty of restaurants and places to shop and explore in Atlantic Station right around the corner. The Arts Center MARTA Station is located right across the street, so traveling to and from the convention center is a breeze.
Contact reservations today or book your stay online!