jeffrey fashion cares / august 26, 2013 / 5.37p
STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets in the 12th & Midtown development. Complimentary valet parking is available on 12th Street. Visit www.stkhouse.com for more information and stay connected on at www.Facebook.com/STKATL and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/STKAtlanta.
The Frye Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Brands Group, announced that it would continue its retail expansion this Fall by opening two stores in existing markets in New York and the Washington DC area and expanding into new markets with stores in Atlanta and Dallas. Based on Frye’s heritage steeped in American craftsmanship, the stores highlight the brand’s legacy through a celebration of authentic products and iconic leather goods. The new stores will showcase the breadth of the brand’s finely manufactured footwear and accessories for men, women and children and will maintain the tradition of quality and craftsmanship that has been the hallmark of The Frye Company for 152 years.
The stores draw inspiration from vintage artisan workshops, incorporating details in the furniture, lighting and displays. Raw materials used throughout the store, are left to weather with age and use. The beauty of these materials resemble that of the leather goods produced by the brand, with the assertion that each becomes better with age. Tables designed to reference workbenches coexist with custom seating in grey upholstery accented by bronze legs and vintage carpets. This concept embraces light and a residential palate of greys, blues and bronze tones.
The stores’ most dramatic feature, is an enormous installation known to the brand as the “chandelier”, consisting of 7000 leather straps holding Frye’s signature harness rings. Surrounding the “chandelier” are shelving units inspired by a craftsman’s toolbox from the turn of the century. The toolbox units have been redesigned to work as shelving within the stores “workshop” and show the brand’s products in their best possible light. Each environment will also contain “The Archive”, a curated grid wall modishly housing the brand’s wide variety of handbags, which coordinate back to the footwear.
The curated environments, designed by Frye’s in-house team, in partnership with Carlton Architecture of New York, capture the spirit and essence of the brand’s 152 year history, while incorporating unique characteristics of each locale. The stores have distinct character, conveying a sense of warmth and familiarity with their high touch engagement proficiencies. The overall experience is a sensory journey; the ultimate combination of the rich leathers, craftsmanship and history.
The Atlanta store, opening on Friday, August 7, 2015, will call Ponce City Market home, a re- imagined mixed use development from Jamestown, housed in the historic Sears Roebuck distribution center, originally built in 1926. The store, a 4000 square ft space on the center’s main level, is located within the retail arcade. The storefront replicates the warehouse windows seen above the main level, and the columns, original to the structure, will be wrapped in leather references the history of the Frye brand. The Atlanta store is located in Ponce City Market at 75 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308, Ste. #E178. For more information, call 404.685.FRYE(3793) or visit www.thefryecompany.com.
Red Bull Soapbox Race will cruise into Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. This unique non-motorized racing event challenges experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race. Each hand-made machine is fueled by creativity, showmanship and the need for speed.
The South’s most witty and innovative teams will race each other down the twists and turns of North Avenue. Red Bull Soapbox Race is a single day of thrills, so the number of contestants will be limited. Teams are chosen based on creativity, technical feasibility of the craft build, craft safety and originality. Those interested in participating will need to submit their entries by August 1, 2015 by visiting redbull.com/soapboxATL. The event is free to participate and attend.
Red Bull Soapbox Race has previously taken place in Atlanta in 2009 and 2012. The October 24th event will be the 103rd Red Bull Soapbox Race to ever take place, with the first U.S. race held in St. Louis in 2006. The global event dates back to 2000, when it first took place in Belgium, and has since visited 46 countries. Cincinnati will also host Red Bull Soapbox in 2015.
June 23rd, 2015 | Events
Join award-winning pitmaster and chef Mike LaSage this Sunday, June 28, 2015, for a chef demonstration at the newly opened Westside Farmers Market. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., LaSage, owner of Bone Lick Barbecue, which is also located on the Westside, will be dishing out some of his award-winning barbecue while providing cooking tips, tricks, recipes and more.
The Westside Farmers Market is open every Sunday through September 27, 2015 at The Lane between lululemon and Yeah! Burger and Yoforia and Kayce Hughes. Atlantans and visitors alike are invited to shop for locally sourced, fresh produce and humanely raised meat, eggs and dairy, bakery and artisanal goods, and more. For more information visit farmersmarketatl.org and westsidepd.com. For more about Bone Lick BBQ, visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com or call call 404.343.6574.
June 11th, 2015 | Events
STK Atlanta is joining forces with Belvedere Vodka on Monday, June 15, 2015 to host a special edition of its weekly event series, Midtown Mondays, benefiting the second annual EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign. In addition to rolling out the red carpet for the EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) event, STK is inviting partygoers to enjoy complimentary passed appetizers courtesy of Executive Chef Mark Alba from 5 to 7 p.m. STK will also treat guests wearing red to a Belvedere Vodka cocktail on the house between 5 and 8 p.m. The festivities will last throughout the evening in traditional Midtown Mondays fashion and include a live DJ, cocktails, STK’s new spring and summer menu, and more.
The second annual EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign launched on June 1, 2015 with restaurants, bars, and food trucks around the world going (RED) to raise awareness and money for the fight against AIDS. For more information about the campaign, visit eatreddrinkred.org. For more information about (RED), visit www.red.org.
STK is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets. Complimentary valet parking is available on 12th Street. Reservations for Midtown Monday EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) are available by phone at 404-793-0144 or email at VIPatlanta@TOGRP.com. For more information visit STK online at www.stkhouse.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/STKhouse, Twitter at @STKAtlanta and Instagram at @eatstk.
June 3rd, 2015 | Events
Doggies on the Catwalk and its philanthropic founder, E. Vincent Martinez of fashionado, are once again set to present an unforgettable evening of fashion, cocktails, bites, and four-legged friends – all for a great cause. On Saturday, June 13, 2015 beginning at 7 p.m., the eighth annual event will descend upon the stylish streets of Buckhead Atlanta where some of Atlanta’s most notable personalities will don the latest trends with loving pups in tow. Benefiting the Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption, a no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and cats so they can be adopted into safe and loving forever homes, tickets are available now for purchase beginning at $50 at www.fashionado.net/doggiesonthecatwalk.
Emceed by Monica Pearson, Martinez has once again paired celebrity humans, all wearing designer fashions from Buckhead Atlanta’s Alice + Olivia, Helmut Lang, Theory, Bonobos, and Bella Bag, with canine companions, all who are up for adoption. Guests are also invited to enjoy a preview tasting of light bites from Dolce Italian from 7 to 8 p.m., an impressive silent auction and the official after-party at Corso Coffee hosted by Toni Moceri featuring Bulleit Bourbon cocktail specials.
Fashion and animal lovers can also take advantage of a new VIP front-row seating option this year thanks to Le Bilboquet. The popular upscale, cafe and white-tablecloth restaurant featuring traditional French cuisine will offer 100 front row patio seats from 7 to 9 p.m. for $150 per person. With a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption, guests will be treated to complimentary French 75 cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres and have the option to order dinner and cocktails from the main menu. Reservations and payment for Le Bilboquet’s front row seating option can be reserved by calling the restaurant directly at 404-869-9944. For more on Le Bilboquet, visit lebilboquetatlanta.com. For more information about the 8th annual Doggies on the Catwalk, visit www.fashionado.net.
April 28th, 2015 | News
Tod’s opens its 9th nationwide boutique in Buckhead Atlanta. The store will reflect the utmost in quintessential Italian elegance. The décor which is sophisticated creates an environment of contemporary character which still maintains the solid elements of classic traditional Italian design. This serves as a great reminder of the constant evolution of the company which is continually linked to research and technological progress without ever losing sight of the values of tradition and craftsmanship.
The new Tod’s boutique will have a sales floor that measures over 2000 square feet and is dedicated to both the Tod’s women and menswear collections (Bags, Shoes, SLG’s and Accessories). The interiors are marked by high quality materials, luxurious details and understated elegance and functionality. The interior walls are made up of various material types including saddle stitched boiseries matched in pale leather, bright wood coated panels, and sophisticated grey stone to emphasize the unique manufacturing and innovative production.
The space is enriched with sumptuous leather sofas, consoles and selected furniture accented with steel details. Additional pieces crafted from steel and marble create a play of light and reflection to highlight the Tod’s Men’s and Women’s Collections. The warm and refined décor perfectly reflects the tones of Italian tradition. President and CEO, Diego Della Valle says: “The idea was to make our clients feel at home. A house built in a classic Italian style with thousands of fine details is always rare to find.”
For the occasion of the opening a special limited edition Swarovski crystal Cape bag will be sold in the boutique. The Cape bag is latest bag to be designed by Creative Director, Alessandra Facchineti for the Spring 2015 collection. The bag worn by celebrities like Leigh Lezark will be available in Houston in multi colored calfskin leather and topped with Swarovski crystal embroidery.
Tod’s Boutique in Buckhead Atlanta is located at 3035 Peachtree Road NE, space A170, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Visit www.tods.com for more information.
Head to Midtown’s Sexiest Steakhouse for an Evening Filled with Veuve Clicquot, Dinner, Dancing, DJ EU, Takeaways and More
To celebrate three years of success in Midtown Atlanta, STK is hosting an unforgettable evening, “Bright Lights in the Big City,” for its patrons on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
Known for its high-energy atmosphere and exceptional signature and seasonal offerings, STK is taking luxe to the next level for its anniversary bash. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests will be greeted with street performers on the bustling corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets before entering the restaurant through a striking 12-foot arch featuring a hanging crystal chandelier.
Guests will walk the red carpet before entering a transformed environment dripping with glamour where local favorite DJ EU will set the soundtrack for the evening. With provocative performers throughout the evening, the event promises to be filled with surprises as guests are invited to mix and mingle in the lounge, sip on signature cocktails and nosh on Executive Chef Mark Alba’s new spring offerings and STK mainstays.
The full dinner menu will be available for revelers who would like to dine during the anniversary event. Additionally, as a special thank you to all of their supporters over the past three years, the STK team is treating guests who make a dinner reservation to a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot along with a delicious trio of desserts.
March 26th, 2015 | Events
This spring and summer, music lovers can take advantage of Sunset Sessions – a new, weekly alternative music series at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. Radio 105.7 and Park Tavern have joined forces to bring Atlantans and visitors alike an incredible lineup of live music from some of today’s most buzz-worthy artists every Sunday for free. Kicking off on April 26 with Bad Suns, The Electric Sons, and Kiev, the new concert series will be held under the spacious, air conditioned Garden Tent, which boasts Piedmont Park and the Midtown Skyline as its backdrop. The free concert series will run through Sunday, September 6, 2015; every show is from 7 to 11 p.m. and guests must be 21+ older to attend. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com.
Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, concert goers can enjoy giveaways throughout the concert series, the chance to mingle with Aly, Knox, and Sully from Radio 105.7 Atlanta, specialty seasonal cocktails, house-brews, 1/2 price wine bottles every Wednesday, 1/2 off sushi from 10 p.m. to midnight, 1/2 off tacos (excluding Big Eye Tuna) nightly after 8 p.m., and much more. Additional confirmed artists for Sunset Sessions include: Mother Falcon (5/3); Those Darlins (5/17); Kebbi Williams & The Wolfpack (5/27); Ivan & Alyosha (5/31); Pigpen Theatre Company (6/7); The Whigs (6/21); and Caroline Rose (6/28). More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
March 18th, 2015 | Events
For the past eleven years thousands of music and food loving festivalgoers gather annually on the Southwest Porch at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. For the 12th installment on Saturday, March 28, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are brought in the night before - making it Atlanta’s biggest crawfish festival. Park Tavern will also serve fresh, regional fried, raw, and steamed oysters, delicious fried oyster, shrimp and chicken baskets, Abita brews, Bacardi cocktails and more.
Featuring live music performances throughout the day, Wasted Potential Brass Brand, known for its New Orleans standards, sarcastic pop, blues, funk and hip hop will get the crowd going before Mudcat takes the stage playing their Delta-style blues mixed with funk, ragtime, gospel, Cajun, jazz, vaudeville and Georgia blues. The annual spring celebration will welcome back Cowboy Mouth, the hard-hitting band out of New Orleans known for its unique style of ‘rock and roll gumbo’ and high energy shows, as its headliner.
The festival begins at 2 p.m. Ages 21 and under are allowed to attend the event when accompanied by a parent. Children 12 and under will not be charged admission. General admission and VIP tickets are available starting at $15 at www.parktavern.com and www.parktavern.xorbia.com/OCfest. VIP admission grants revelers access to an exclusive entrance, a private bar with complimentary drink service, special seating with leather pub tables and couches behind the stage, private restrooms, and a meet-and-greet with Cowboy Mouth. Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404.249.0001. Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/parktavern and Twitter and Instagram at @parktavern.