LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Reasons to Celebrate the

NEW YEAR

Eileen Gordon
Publisher & Editor

Just when you think you’ve seen it all or know it all or simply believe nothing or no one will surprise or impress you (that you don’t already know about), here’s the new Southern Seasons Magazine, which is full of optimism and noteworthy events and milestones of this great Southern community whose past, future and destiny is of our making.

In this issue, we focus on amazing people and events – past and future. The philanthropic community celebrates the success of a great many foundations which have raised substantial funds for heartfelt causes – often in one magical night! The importance of the ball, gala, or the carefully orchestrated event has proven to be the gold standard for these nonprofits who all strive to bring us together in the most festive way possible to convey their mission and garner the support of the most substantial donors in the community.

I am delighted to announce the 20th anniversary of Tony Conway’s Legendary Events, which has created and provided the magic behind many of the most impressive celebrations in Atlanta. Tony’s reputation in our city has become evident for his creation of breathtaking events with spectacular decor, lavish cuisine and impeccable service for the past two decades. And, within the last few years, he has provided equally sensational venues with the restoration of The Estate and the creation of Flourish, both in the heart of Buckhead. But there’s much more to Conway’s commitment to this community than his artistry and venues, as he has personally supported and contributed over $15 million in funds, goods and services back to the philanthropic community which has relied on his Legendary vision over his 20 years of success. Tony is an A-list guest and a powerful insider to the wonderful folks that have made Atlanta the most generous city in the world.

Romance abounds in weddings of the season. Among recent nuptials, we include some of Atlanta’s prominent citizens as we showcase the marriages of former mayor Sam Massell to Sandra Gordy as well as Paul Hagedorn and Dr. Julie Levine.

Dazzling design (both interior and the world of couture) is the focus in this issue as we introduce Daniel Olah, home designer extraordinaire, whose attention to detail combines classic architecture with modern livable spaces that his clientele covets!

We present the elusive Israeli couturier Nurit Hen, who has taken our breath away with her 2017 bridal collection. The images show what words could never describe. Also within our Style section, we salute iconic Armani Privé for perfecting formal pant ensembles which may redefine the dress code for black tie.

Featured international travel destinations offer contrasting options from a Silversea cruise to Vietnam resplendent with history and new-age culture to the other side of the world for an intimate and romantic getaway in the pristine private villas at Avaton on an historic coastline of Greece.

Remember, we love to hear from you, our amazing readers, about what you think of each and every issue!

Wishing you warm and wonderful holidays!