KUDOS TO JANE FONDA IN five ACTS ON HBO – HONEST AND RIVETING. A MUST-SEE!
Eileen Gordon, Editor in Chief
For aficionados of the Atlanta Ballet’s renowned holiday classic, this is thrilling news! This year’s Nutcracker, which is certain to sell out early, boasts an international ensemble of the collective genius of the most recognized names in the world of ballet. The all-new production is headlined by choreographer Yuri Possokhov and artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin along with other renowned colleagues to create a purely magical event at the Fox Theatre beginning on Dec. 8. The Gala that evening is sure to be dazzling as staged by Tony Brewer and is hosted by the enchanting Barbara Joiner, trustee and honorary chair of the event.
Nsoro’s Starfish Ball – chaired by the amazing Roz Brewer (listed in the Forbes Top 50 Most Powerful Women in 2018) and Larry Mock (among the most respected leaders in the worlds of investment and philanthropy and COB of the Nsoro Foundation) – is one of the fastest growing and most successful events on the 2019 calendar. Nsoro Foundation provides scholarships to foster kids who have aged out of the system making them the most disadvantaged and vulnerable among our youth. Nsoro’s story is a template for how great Americans step up and solve inequities in our country by providing opportunities and hope to well-deserving youth.
Stephanie Travis and Robert Patterson were married this summer at The Stave Room in Atlanta. As Stephanie is the niece of beloved Atlanta wealth manager and prominent philanthropist Jack Sawyer, this wedding is indeed close to my heart. More than a simply stunning pair, they are surely destined to become one of the South’s new young power couples. Both are completing their graduate studies at Georgia Tech. I’m keeping my eye on these impressive newlyweds as they are sure to spearhead into the limelight in the coming years.
So you’re probably wondering if award-winning actor Robert De Niro was packing heat at this fall’s groundbreaking event for Nobu, his new signature hotel and restaurant at Phipps Plaza. Indeed he was! Dressed in all black he looked amazing and seemed to enjoy all the pomp and circumstance surrounding him. Thanks to photographer Ben Rose, Southern Seasons got an exclusive up close and personal photo of De Niro with ChefNobu Matsuhisa, co-founder of the Nobu brand. It’s in this issue!
Our Style and Bridal features are nothing less than eye candy – seducing the fashionistas among us in what I think is the best dressed city in the South!
But there’s so much more in this holiday/winter issue, including recipes for the most popular comfort food in the USA – chili! Our Bicoastal Chefs have knocked it out of the park with four recipes, ranging from the classic to some surprising taste-tempting options.