With summer coming to an end (insert tears), Aloha Atlanta took over Zoo Atlanta for an end of the summer luau for the zoo's members. It was a fun-filled late summer afternoon complete with a Flamingo stilt walker, games & activities for the kids, educational tours, an erupting volcano, and of course - hula dancers with Aloha Atlanta. Check out highlights below from Zoo Atlanta and other Aloha Atlanta shenanigans from the club to the church. And be sure to LIKE or SHARE on Facebook or Twitter. Mahalo!
Tuesday Night, Bridging the Music presented the Georgia Solo Artist Music Awards at Smith’s Olde Bar. With local artists, and a range of others traveling in from areas from the likes of Chicago, South Carolina, and Venezuela - I headed out to support friend to Stella Nation, Jonathon Robins, who’s new single Here for You is scheduled to be released September 1st. Robins hit the stage 2nd to a packed house of supportive fans, and rocked the house. And over the course of the night, there was myriad of artists to hit the stage from a raspy, young singer hitting the stage for the first time – only to have the house on its feet – to the seasoned pros of Jamerican Jah, who’s grassroots reggae sound had everyone grooving and vibing the night away. Check out a few of the highlights below. And be sure to LIKE or SHARE on Facebook or Twitter. It's the music lovers’ thing to do. :)
XO -Southern Gypsy
We'll be the first to tell ya - we like to rock out on occasion. And to feed the beast, we recently attended the invitation only screening of American Dirtbags. Held at the longest running theatre in the city, Plaza Theatre - it was a night of rock-n-roll, beatnicks, and shenanigans. Scheduled to hit the film festival circuit next year, American Dirtbags is a film by Bob Place, and features cameo appearances from Donnell Rawlings, Jim Florentine, Jen Kirkman, Laurie Kilmartin, and Amber Nash. And combined with performances from a ton of local comedians - it's a wild 90 minute ride, so hang on to your seat. Check out the trailer below. And be sure to LIKE or SHARE on Facebook or Twitter. All the dirtbags are doing it. :)
In fashion, the start of fall can only mean one thing - the beginning Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! Things may kick off with New York Fashion Week running from September 10 - 17th, but NYFW has already blown through Atlanta at the Georgia Freight Depot - with Small Boutique Fashion Week held in July. The designers hailed from all over the eastcoast bringing with them the top trends of New York Fashion Week. And we were front row and center to take it all in. So in celebration of all things NYFW, this Stella Style trend is all about capturing Pop Art - one of the prominent styles for this season. Look on below for inspiration. And be sure to LIKE or SHARE on Facebook or Twitter. It's the artsy thing to do. :)
The 2015 Body Art Ball is an international experience seeking performers to participate in this year's event!
Presented by Living Art America, The Body Art Ball is a period-themed cabaret variety show, featuring 20 of the worlds’ most talented body artists. With performances by some of the most unique acts, including, belly dancers, aerialists, burlesque dancers, and more—all of whom will also appear as living canvases transformed by talented body artists.
Produced by Enrapturing Entertainment, The artists’ living, breathing “canvases” will be presented on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Paris on Ponce. And a portion of the proceeds from the event will support the Chelko Foundation’s Scholarship fund, which serves to help women reach their highest artistic potential.
You know how the story goes. You’re in a rush to get to work, so you grab whatever you can - or just skip breakfast all together. Lunch rolls around and you eat the first readily available option – if you eat at all. And by dinner…you’re so tired and hungry it’s almost a race to see how fast you can pick something up and wolf it all down. These days, healthy eating and modern living seem to be headed into to opposite directions. So we’ve gathered the top 4 tips for eating on the go. If you find any of them helpful, be sure to LIKE or SHARE on Facebook or Twitter. It’s the healthy thing to do. :)
The beauty of Atlanta is that in a constantly revolving city filled with new construction, high rises, and a bustling nightlife - all one has to do is take is one step off-the-beaten-path to find one of the city's hidden jewels. And today's stop is Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party. Tucked away from the nearby little city of Bohemia - okay - the area known as Little Five Points - sits Dr. Bombay's. Filled with worn books, quirky knick-knacks, and an extensive selection of teas, this quaint little gem is a breath of fresh air from the nonstop pace of the city. At any given time you might find a group of shabby chic ladies enjoying a cup of tea, a couple of hipster-gents catching up on work, or a giggling bunch of little ones lining up for a scoop of ice cream. It's neighborhood charm is almost palpable. Check out the pics below for a peek inside. And be sure to LIKE or SHARE on Facebook or Twitter. It's the neighborly thing to do. :)
Ah…the endless days of summer. Days filled with cookouts, beach trips, lounging by the pool, and sipping Mai Tai’s. Aside from it being the season of Aloha Atlanta, the summer is our favorite time of the year. With parties for a host of celebrations from Summer Weddings, Graduations, Reunions, and Patriotic Holidays – practically any occasion is an occasion worthy of the outdoor luau. We’ve produced our seasonal act, Aloha Atlanta for nine years now. And if we had a penny for every time we played impromptu DJ – well let’s just say we’d be lounging poolside indefinitely. So we thought it was high time we created your Ultimate Tiki/Luau Party Playlist. With a combination of Hawaiian, Tahitian, Island, and even Rockabilly tunes – we gotcha covered. Are you ready? Take a listen below. And be sure to LIKE or SHARE on Facebook or Twitter. Mahalo!
Where can a showgirl and a bohemian free spirit meet? In THE SUITE! In celebration of our birthday, we're releasing the 1st Edition of the Southern Gypsy Manifesto (yes, there will likely be revisions & additions at some point.). That's the great thing about life - we're all making it up as we go along. What is the Southern Gypsy Manifesto, you ask? It's our way of life - our philosophy and personal guide if you will. Read on for more. And be sure to LIKE or SHARE on Facebook or Twitter! It's the philosophical thing to do. :)
THE SUITE recently had the pleasure of being invited to attend the 2015 Small Boutique Fashion Week. Held at the Georgia Freight Depot, the event attracted a multitude of Designers, Models, Photographers, Media, and Fashionistas – all ready for a sneak peak of the 2016 Spring/Summer Collections. Hosted by New York City Fashion Week for several seasons now, this year marked the first year of SBFW being held in Atlanta – which did not disappoint. If you didn’t make it - never fear. We have the top trends you can expect to see in small boutiques across the country next season. Check out the highlights below. And be sure to LIKE or SHARE on Facebook or Twitter. It’s an easy & fashionable way to support small business. :)
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