September 25th, 2014 | Events, News

Crafting lifestyle outside the box, the talented team from Atlanta-based Craft Box Girls is hosting its inaugural {CBG} Creative Studio on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, 2014.  Presented by and held in an expansive showroom at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), the preeminent designer center in the Southeast for residential and contract furnishing, the two-day event will feature over 50 handcrafted merchants, workshops, creative interior design displays by The House of Katherine and Leigh, local food offerings, a photo booth, drinks, and much more. Pre-sale tickets are available now through October 1st for just $5 atwww.cbgcreativestudio.com.

“I have been blown away by the excitement and buzz Craft Box Girls has been receiving from users nationwide. We are thrilled to be creating a female driven community that inspires women to live a creative lifestyle,” says Lynn Lilly, co-founder of Craft Box Girls.

Launched in 2014 by Lynn Lilly, Courtney Covault and Laura Burchfield, Craft Box Girls is an all-inclusive lifestyle destination for modern, creative women looking to discover useful blogs covering party planning, recipes, do it yourself projects, fitness, fashion and more. Additionally, users share photos, articles, recipes, DYI creations, and lifestyle tips with other Craft Box Girls within their network and will soon be able to shop custom product lines and handmade products including clothing, accessories, art, and personalized goods from makers across the country. Converting the Craft Box Girls online experience to a hands-on, interactive experience, the Creative Studio aims to inspire and support today’s modern crafting community during an unforgettable two-day event that encourages shopping, sharing and creating.  More details about the workshops, participating vendors, special guests, VIP experiences, and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

$5 pre-sale tickets available until October 1, 2014 granting one-day admission for November 8 or November 9. $10 tickets available through November 7, 2014. The first 250 guests receive a Craft Box Girls canvas shopping tote bag, complimentary parking and more. Tickets are available now at www.cbgcreativestudio.com or www.craftboxgirls.com/events.  For more information about Craft Box Girls or to purchase tickets to the inaugural Creative Studio, visit www.craftboxgirls.com.


September 17th, 2014 | News

Atlanta-based group fitness company, FitWit has announced the launch of its latest endeavor, WellATL. An online health and fitness publication, WellATL aims to help Atlantans live their best lives by providing useful, engaging stories about fitness, nutrition, and wellness.

“WellATL fills a much needed void in the health, fitness and nutrition space of Atlanta. We’ll be connecting the community, highlighting amazing organizations and providing great content for Atlantans to live healthier lives,” says Kimberly Turner, editorial director of WellATL.com.

Centered around five core principles: Move Well, Eat Well, Feel Well, Look Well and Do Well, the site is designed to engage Atlantans and help live their lives to the fullest. WellATL will include regular segments such as: Workout of the Week, healthy recipes, restaurant recommendations and nutritional advice, tips on how to handle stress and stay motivated, profiles on those working towards a healthier ATL and much more.

WellATL officially launched September 16, 2014.  To discover more about the site, please visit www.WellATL.com.  Follow WellATL on Twitter and Instagram at @WellATL and Facebook at facebook.com/WellATL.


August 13th, 2014 | Events

On Tuesday, August 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. Cypress Street Pint and Plate is once again bringing the “Cypress Street Beer Geek Carnival” to Midtown Atlanta.  As part of Cypress Street’s ongoing weekly Beer Geek series that explores and celebrates all things beer, the third annual Beer Geek Carnival will take over Cypress Street’s expansive patio and feature the talented performers from The Imperial OPA Circus. Stilt walkers, jugglers, fire-eaters, and aerialists promise to dazzle as beer lovers are invited to enjoy a variety of cellared Clown Shoes brews and offerings from the expansive craft beer menu. Carnival goers can even take a stab at dunking Cypress Street’s co-owner Billy Streck and Rob “BrewRu” Merrick in the massive dunk tank. Of course, it wouldn’t be a carnival without delicious classics such as corn dogs and mini funnel cakes along with temptations like fried Oreos and Snickers. For more information, please visit the Cypress Street Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CypressStreet.

Ocean Market Kicks Off Local Artist Series with Photographer Amy Simone

July 28th, 2014 | Events, News

Ocean Market, a Parisian-inspired bistro located in Downtown Atlanta, will kickoff its Local Artist Series on Friday, August 1, 2014 during a champagne celebration for photographer Amy Simone from 6 to 9 p.m. Open to the public, guests are invited mix and mingle with the featured artist as they sip on complimentary champagne and enjoy bites created by Chef Shane McIntosh of Ocean Market while perusing Amy’s work, which will also be available for purchase.  Co-owners Chef Shane and Sage Stewart will rotate works from local artists of various mediums every few months. For more information about the opening night reception visit, www.Facebook.com/OceanMarketAtlanta.

“The majority of my photographs depict energy that has been imprinted onto objects – a snapshot of words, emotions and actions that have been left behind.  Some are echoes of past grandeur that provoke a visual nostalgia. Others are vignettes of a suspended moment in time,” says Amy while discussing her work.

A self-taught Atlanta based photographer, Amy balances medicine and art on a daily basis.  She is a proud employee of Emory Healthcare and loves exploring the world through her patients and her lens.  Photography and ballet have been lifelong interests, which she has always studied alongside science and medicine.  Her favorite subject matter includes defunct objects and structures that embody the energy of the people who have touched them – her photography is an attempt to tell a moment of their story.  For information about Amy Simone and her photography, visit www.amysimonephotography.com.

Ocean Market is located at 489 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308 and is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information and please visit www.oceanmarketatl.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oceanmarketatlanta and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/oceanmarketatl.


July 23rd, 2014 | News

After launching X107.1 FM just a month ago with 10,000 songs in a row, Atlanta’s “New Alternative” radio station has launched a search to find the official “Voice of the X”.  Lovers of all things local who have a passion for music and want to be Atlanta’s newest on-air personality are invited to submit a creative 30-second video showcasing why they deserve the coveted position with the new “Alt40” station.  Contestants are then encouraged to share their video via their social media channels and tag #ATLRevolution and #X1071atlanta to draw support from friends and followers as they compete to be the Voice of the X. Submissions will be accepted until August 1, 2014.

“We’re looking for a fresh voice and face that will not only represent the station on-air and at events and promotions, but someone who is equally as passionate about our city and all it has to offer as we are,” says Dave Clapper, Director of Branding and Programming for X107.1.  “We can’t think of a better way to find the ‘Voice of the X’ than turning to our listeners.”

X107.1, described as an “Alt40” format is the city’s new alternative station featuring popular artists dominating today’s airwaves including Lorde, Fitz And The Tantrums, Imagine Dragons, Passion Pit, Avicii, The Black Keys, The Lumineers, Vampire Weekend and many more. In addition to the best new alternative songs and concerts, X107.1 offers a user-friendly app that allows alt music fans to listen to the radio station live on their phones at any time.

Visit www.x1071atlanta.com for more information about X107.1 FM – Atlanta’s New Alternative, and its search for the “Voice of the X” contest, Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/x1071atlanta and on Twitter and Instagram at @x1071atlanta. Download the app at www.x1071atlanta.com.


June 25th, 2014 | Events

This weekend, join the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces as they celebrate the second annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival. The two-day festival will once again be held in Atlanta’s picturesque Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Named “Best New Event” by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association, festival goers are invited to explore fabulous works of art while enjoying live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, hands-on art demonstrations, games, and much more! The event is free, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.

In addition to 200 local and regional artists and artisans, including photographers Rob Simmons and Chris Mason and painters Whitney Summerford and Kristin Thorson, and a new Binder’s Emerging Artist Pavilion, this year’s festival will feature live acoustic performers throughout the weekend. Festival goers can sit back, relax and enjoy live music from: Nena Dubois; Laughlin; Reckless Mercy; Battlefield Collective; Adam Klein, Faithless Town; SenoritAwesome!, Rachel Wiggins, Chris Stalcup & The Grange, Faithless Town, Truckstop Confidential, and Sabbatical Year. Additionally, Roly Poly, the Genki-to-Go Food Truck, Williamson Bros. BBQ, Yumbii, Sunshine Sammies, King of Pops, Jalapeno Corndog, and The Bubble Tea Truck will be at the event to feed hungry patrons. The Atlanta Sports and Social Club will also be serving up a bevy of games like giant Jenga, Cornhole, and Bear Pong to test the skills of event goers of all ages.

Rich with diversity and one of the most enthusiastic art communities in the Atlanta area, the Old Fourth Ward’s Historic Fourth Ward Park is just off North Avenue, across from the Ponce City Market. We’re encouraging Atlantans to grab their walking shoes, bikes or rollerblades and take the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail to this year’s event. Cyclists are also invited to store their bikes in the additional bike racks provided by the festival. Visit www.h4wpc.com for more information on the Historic Fourth Ward Park.

For more information about the festival, please visit www.oldfourthwardt5artsfestival.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OldFourthWardParkArtsFestival and on Twitter and Instagram at @O4WArtsFest.


June 24th, 2014 | News

Just in time for summer, the Westside’s favorite Bar-B-Cade, Bone Lick BBQ, is excited to announce the launch of its new beverage program, featuring 13 specialty handcrafted cocktails, 23 house-infused moonshine flavors, and a variety of rotating local drafts. With something to quench every thirst, the new cocktail menu boasts a variety of offerings. New favorites include southern-inspired cocktails like the Peach Picker – peach vodka, sweet tea and lemon, and the Watermelon Tequila Cooler – muddled fresh watermelon and cilantro with simple syrup and soda and a seat salt rim, to the Macon Rita, a classic with a Bone Lick twist, featuring Sauza Giro, lime, simple syrup, sour mix and orange juice with a “splash-o-beer.” Ice cream lovers will also be pleased to see the return of Bone Lick’s popular Boozy Milkshake offering – making its 2014 comeback with Nutella + Banana ‘Shine, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

In addition to the new cocktail creations, the new menu features 23 house-infused moonshines, handcrafted by owner and pitmaster Mike LaSage. With a range of flavor options to please even the pickiest of pallets, dessert enthusiasts can satisfy their sweet tooth with menu highlights like the Nutella Panty Dropper, Granny’s Apple Pie, Werther’s Original Caramel, and Heath Bar ‘shines, while those looking for something with a little more bite can enjoy savory offerings like Homemade Fireball, Peppermint Patty, and the Hellfire Habanero Dare Shot. Of course, for those who prefer to kick back and relax with a brew or two, a rotating local beer selection will also be available on draft, along with domestic canned beer options. For more information and a full list of new offerings, visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com or call 404-343-6574.


June 12th, 2014 | News

Get the best bang for your buck during the World Cup at these favorite Atlanta haunts that are packed with TVs, cold brews, great food and always promise a good time.

D.B.A. Barbecue – Red, White and Blue World Cup Special:
Virginia Highland’s favorite neighborhood barbecue joint, D.B.A. Barbecue couldn’t be more ready for the FIFA World Cup tournament. Fans are invited to enjoy BBQ, buffalo and lemon pepper smoked wings as they cheer their teams to victory. With 14 flat-screen TVs and not a bad view in the house (including the patio), it’s no wonder D.B.A. has become a favorite destination to watch sports all year long. With expansive and affordable food, beer, cocktail and catering menus, D.B.A. will also offer 10% off during the U.S.A. game to those in attendance wearing red, white and blue. D.B.A. Barbecue is located at 1190 N. Highland Avenue NE Suite B Atlanta, Georgia 30306. For more information, please visit www.dbabarbecue.com or call 404-249-5000.

Red Pepper Taqueria – World Cup Taco & Beer Specials:
After a long four-year wait, it’s no wonder Red Pepper Taqueria is going all out for the FIFA World Cup. Throughout the tournament, soccer enthusiasts can enjoy $3 Heineken pints alongside Karma Tequila specials as they catch all the action on one of the 24 HD flat-screen TVs throughout the Buckhead location and 16 HD flat-screen TVs throughout the Briarcliff location. In the spirit of the host country, hungry fans can also chow down on  Brazilian steak tacos, featuring a traditional picanha cut, specially created by Chef Mimmo. Red Pepper Taqueria is located in Decatur at 2149 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 and Buckhead at 3135 Piedmont Road Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Decatur location at 404-325-8151 or Buckhead location at 404-869-2773 or visit www.eatredpepper.com.

Bone Lick BBQ – World Cup Beer, BBQ & Moonshine Specials:
Catch all the World Cup action this year at West Midtown’s favorite Bar-B-Cade, Bone Lick BBQ. From group stages, beginning on June 12, all the way through the final match on July 13, soccer fans can catch every game while taking advantage of $3.50 pints of Red Hare Brewing beers. During every USA game, Bone Lick will have a wing buffet and will also be giving away Red Hare special edition World Cup pint glasses. Fans can also quench their thirst throughout the tournament with Budweiser, Bud Light ($20 for five), and High Life ($14 for five) tallboy bucket specials.  In typical fashion, Bone Lick will also be giving away complimentary rounds of shooters from its extensive moonshine menu for any match that the USA wins.  Bone Lick’s new summer menu will also be available along with international barbecue specials. For more information, visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com.


June 11th, 2014 | News

Calling all emerging artists! The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPS) and Binders Art Supplies & Frames are excited to announce the launch of the “Emerging Artists” program. Making its debut at the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on June 28 and 29, 2014, the program aims to support new artists and artisans that have never previously exhibited outside of the classroom or studio by providing the opportunity for them to participate in a juried outdoor art festival.

“AFFPS and Binders strongly support the arts and especially the development of new talent.  We recognize the challenges new artists face when developing a body of work and finding exhibition opportunities.  Participating in a juried outdoor art festival can be viewed as a ‘rite of passage’ among new artists who wish to introduce their work in an unbiased public setting,” explains Patrick Dennis, Executive Director of the AFFPS.

Artists eager to participate are encouraged to apply through the AFFPS by completing a one-page application and submitting photos of their artwork. A reduced rate opportunity for artists to participate in a juried outdoor art festival, AFFPS and Binders will provide basic display tools including the tented pavilion, tables and/or easels.  The application fee is $25, in addition to a booth fee of $75.  Participating artists will retain all proceeds from sales during the event. The deadline to submit applications is this Friday, June 13, 2014. For more information, or to submit an application, visit www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com.


June 4th, 2014 | Events

In honor of National Donut Day, STK Atlanta is hosting a special Drunkin Donut Happy Hour from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 6th in its chic lounge. Donut lovers are invited to kickoff their weekend on the sweeter side by indulging in complimentary STK signature Drunkin Donuts. Truly a party in a box, Drunken Donuts are filled with Raspberry Chambord Jelly, topped with a Rum Glaze, and complimented by STK’s delicious liquor sauces – Chocolate Frangelico and Coconut Lime Mint. Drunkin Donuts will be available on STK’s dessert menu throughout the week.

STK Atlanta artfully blends two concepts into one—the modern reincarnation of a steakhouse and a chic lounge. The feel is sleek, sexy and refined. As anticipated, steak is the main attraction. STK features small, medium and large cuts of meat, as well as naturally raised options and market fish entrees. 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. Visit www.stkhouse.com for more information and stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/STKATL and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/STKAtlanta.