I love springtime! It is the time of year when life renews itself. I look forward to Atlanta’s flowering trees, perhaps a new puppy, the new tax cuts (yay!) and Fashion Week’s divine treasures in the stores and on the market. Our spring Style section presents the over-the-top and the elegant. But let’s talk shoes! I have to salute Freya Rose for the awesome stillettos pictured below. Even though the days when I could rock 4” heels are past, I can still dream!
Speaking of unique fashion finds, this year’s Fine Art + Fashion gala benefitting NBAF promises a spectacular peek at talented up-and-coming designers. Taking place on March 15 at Neiman Marcus, the benefit is co-chaired by Lovette Russell, Louise Sams and Jack Sawyer, and will honor philanthropists Cindy and Bill Voyles. The funds raised support ongoing arts education in middle and high schools in under-served communities on the Westside.
Popular TV anchor Brenda Wood joins fellow celebrity dancers on April 21 at Cobb Galleria Centre to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. She is one of my friends who just grows younger and prettier over time. Formerly a Dancing Stars of Atlanta judge, Brenda is a contestant in this inspiring and entertaining 9th annual event, which is sure to be standing room only!
This issue’s Home & Design feature is a breathtaking page-turner! Architect Bill Harrison has skillfully transformed this Buckhead residence into a luxurious and truly unique abode. Harrison’s collaboration with designer Rex Weston, leading artisans and purveyors of gorgeous furnishings all came together to achieve the most sensational renovation of a home into a Regency masterpiece, resplendent with contemporary elements which blend seamlessly with the period-true style.
The lavender scent is as old as history. I have lavender soaps and candles in my home, and let’s not forget lavender-honey homemade ice cream. But lavender leg-of-lamb? Our Bicoastal Chefs, Jody Williams and Wendy Warren, have encrusted a spring lamb with this fragrant herb and provided the recipe to those of you with culinary genes and daring!
Our wedding-of-the-season takes us from an elegant ceremony to a sneaker ball-reception, where Kenzie Biggins and Johan Jean danced the night away. Wedding designer Tony Brewer created tote bag invitations so the high-heeled guests could bring their dancing shoes to change into for a memorable celebration!