This is the season where the most exciting events of the year are taking place. The lineup is stellar and they are all showcased in this issue.
I truly enjoyed interviewing Bo Derek! She is genuine, articulate and impressive. In the first 30 years of her life, Bo became an internationally-known icon for her breathtaking good looks. She was an ingenue star of one of the most popular movies of the 20th century: “10,” where she co-starred with comedian Dudley Moore. Now, at 60, Bo has maintained her stunning appearance, but it is her selfless dedication to and advocacy for animal rights causes that is her most salient and valuable contribution to the world, and true evidence of her intelligence, heart and soul. As recently as July of this year, she joined the valiant fight to maintain the 2007 ban against horse slaughter in this country. Bo clearly defines the solution as two-fold: “Eliminate the demand for horsemeat to put an end to this cruel industry, and pass enforceable international laws to make it illegal outside of the U.S.” To those who’ve wondered what Bo is really like, she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She’ll be coming to Atlanta in October to lend her support to Fix Georgia Pets at their fall fundraiser that is sure to sell out months in advance!
Among the most heartfelt and widely supported events of the season is the Legendary Party benefitting the Shepherd Center. This year’s Hollywood Legends-themed gala is chaired by one of the most accomplished women in Southern society, my dear friend Jenny Pruitt, whose name is synonymous with both Atlanta’s luxury real estate market and her philanthropic support to the causes which have touched her heart.
As our society’s tastes evolve, so do the performing arts. In that vein, the newly-formed Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, featuring former dancers from the highly-acclaimed Atlanta Ballet, will stage all modern works, with a premiere performance Oct. 12 at Westside Cultural Arts Center.
So, you’re wondering, what do I wear to these amazing events? My vote for stunning style is showcased among our pages beginning with the dazzling gowns of Ziad Nakad, or stop in at Susan Lee Atlanta to check out Frascara’s sleek and sophisticated collection – all prolifically described by our savvy Style editor, Gail O’Neill. If bridal couture is in your future, you’ll love the sneak peek of the newest salon in the South, Elite Pour La Vie, with a breathtaking showroom in Alpharetta that also features spectacular evening gowns.
Home & Design features a country club residence that provides a year-round stay-cation. It encompasses all the bells and whistles of a magnificent spa-like retreat and amenities that most of us dream of including a three-story master closet!
If you love to visit your favorite vineyards in California, Vivian Holley’s feature on the centuries-old vineyards of Lodi – “the new Napa” – may entice you to make your reservations now!
For local outings, check out the superb cuisine and ambiance of Chef Ford Fry’s newest steakhouse, Marcel, in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions development.
Dr. Karin continues to empower us with lessons on the importance of maintaining strength and resiliency throughout our lives.
I hope you adore this spectacular edition as much as we loved creating it.