’Tis the season when Atlanta’s premier charitable organizations vie for the hearts and minds of the South’s leading philanthropists. Glamorous five-star fundraising balls, galas and soirees – all representing the worthiest of causes – occur constantly during the fall, hoping that you, the iconic and generous community of Atlanta, will support them for all the right reasons!
The world-renowned accomplishments of the Shepherd Center, where countless lives have been saved since its inception in 1975, began treating patients with traumatic spinal and brain injuries at a time when there was no other specialized medical trauma center in the country. The selfless determination of Alana and Harold Shepherd to save their own son’s life inspired them (along with tremendous community support) to create one of the foremost medical facilities of its kind in the world. Your patronage of The Legendary Party, slated for Nov. 3, will ensure their mission will continue.
Did the government fix healthcare? Well, not yet! But a brilliant and dedicated team of Atlanta physicians has begun one of the most innovative and affordable new healthcare systems imaginable. HIPnation is becoming the talk of the town as it has removed health insurance from the equation of primary healthcare. Co-founder Dr. Brian Hill tells us his story in this issue as new HIPnation offices are opening in neighborhoods all over the city.
Mid-century modern design is making a powerful comeback – not that it ever went away! Our Home & Design feature showcases this stunning, forever youthful and minimalist period of design in the Buckhead home of beloved Atlanta Chef Kevin Gillespie.
Paying it forward: Famed Atlanta architect Bill Harrison has long been one of today’s most revered industry leaders. The announcement of the William H. Harrison Scholarship for ICCA is an impressive endowment to foster the next generation of visionary professionals.
The stunning Italian Baroque setting of Atlanta’s “Pink Castle” cast a spell of enchantment on the lovely garden wedding of Mary Kathryn Wells and Jonathon Harris Winsett. The Tuscan country ambience of the breathtaking reception was created by Tony Brewer and catered by Soiree.
You will marvel at the images of Disney Fantasy, the youngest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, which offers sophisticated accommodations and atmosphere for adults as well as families. This iconic brand is allgrown up!
Rounding out the fall edition of Southern Seasons are fascinating features by Dr. Karin Luise, who encourages us to be our ‘authentic selves’; Laura Turner Seydel on Atlanta’s growing status among the country’s most sustainable cities; Dr. Ronald Goldstein on beauty in a flash; Bicoastal Chefs Jody Williams and Wendy Warren on shopping the farmers markets; and Jennifer Franklin’s review of Mission + Market – making it a cover to cover must-read!