Monday, December 24, 2012
The owner of Faith Flowers said the days were long, but she enjoyed the challenge of helping more than 75 others deck the White House for the holidays.
Virginia-Highland florist Laura Iarocci joined dozens of professional and amateur designers and crafters who helped turn the White House into a holiday wonderland over the course of a few days in late November. Iarocci, owner of Faith Flowers on North Virginia Avenue, arrived with other volunteers from across the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day to begin their work. On Saturday, she took a break from overseeing 25 volunteers who were decorating the Cathedral of St. Philip for Christmas services to talk to Patch about her White House experience. Q. What did it feel like to help decorate the White House for the holidays? “It was so exciting to be in the White House. We were crawling around on the floor, picking stuff up, dropping things … pulling …
Here are some options if you want to celebrate the holiday at a local restaurant, and not at the stove.
Perhaps you have to work on Christmas. Or you don’t like to cook. Luckily, there are a few restaurants in and around the neighborhood that will be open and serving. Call ahead to check if you need a reservation because many eateries get booked on the holidays: Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia Highlands is offering a special Christmas dinner, including smoked turkey breast and braised pork shoulder. Some later seating times are still available. The Dark Horse Tavern will be open as it is every day of the year and offering a selection of tavern food. Cowtippers in Midtown will offer a traditional Christmas dinner with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Buckhead will offer a Christmas brunch from 10:30 a.m…
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Virginia-Highland shops are decked out for the holidays, from classic style to funny and fun takes on Christmas. Click through our gallery and share your favorite holiday decor photos from Druid Hills and the Highlands.
Share your photos and video clips from the holiday season.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Old St. Nick will be at Osteria in Virginia-Highland in early December. Kids can enjoy breakfast with the jolly old elf and share their holiday wish list as well.
Families are invited to get in the Christmas spirit at the 10th Annual Breakfast with Santa at Osteria 832 in December. The big man himself will visit Osteria 832 in Virginia-Highland on Saturday, Dec. 1. Breakfast with Santa will include pancakes, eggs and chicken sausage. The kids, of course, will be able to deliver their Christmas wish lists in person. Tickets are $20 per person for all ages, include breakfast and the Santa meet-and-greet. The event will also be held at Doc Chey’s in Grant Park on Saturday, Dec. 8. All proceeds will benefit Virginia-Highland Fire Station 19 on North Highland Avenue and Grant Park Fire Station 10 on Boulevard. The money raised will be used to repair and renovate the stations for the comfort of Atlanta'…
Friday, November 23, 2012
The fund-raising tree sale starts at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23.
It's the day after Thanksgiving, and for some folks, that means it's time to buy a Christmas tree and start decorating. The annual Christmas tree fundraising sale for Inman Middle School starts at 9 a.m. Friday featuring fraser fir trees from Barefoot Mountain Farms in Laurel Springs, N.C. The tree lot is set up at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Greencove Avenue NE. The sale runs 9-9 every day until Christmas eve, or until the trees are all sold. Do you buy your Christmas tree in the neighborhood? Tell us where you go and which local causes you like to support.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Patch Question of the Week: Do you love Black Friday and the other annual shopping day extravaganzas? Or avoid them like the plague?
Monday, November 19, 2012
Events will include Breakfast with Santa, a Teddy Bear Tea, a Callanwolde Cabaret and sales of fine arts and crafts.
Monday, November 19, 2012
By Susan Summers The joy of the holiday season begins at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center with Christmas at Callanwolde, a spectacular 12-day event. Christmas at Callanwolde celebrates the holidays from December 7 through 18, 2012. The 27,000 square-foot historic mansion is transformed by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers. Period furniture, designer treasures, fine art and breathtaking Christmas trees reflect a classic English Christmas reminiscent of the glorious era when the Candler family lived in the mansion. The 1920’s Gothic Tudor landmark was the home of Coca-Cola heir Charles Howard Candler and his family. Staff and volunteers team together to create this spectacular holiday event. Volunteer Jerry W. Poole, Christmas at …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Horizon Theatre in collaboration with The Atlanta Children’s Theatre Company presents the 5th anniversary production of Madeline’s Christmas.