Thursday, July 3, 2008

ChaiLife Atlanta Planning Temporarily on the Back Burner

Due to extenuating circumstances beyond my control, I am unable to actively dedicate my focus to ChaiLife Atlanta right now. I still plan to go forward and hopefully, I will be able to jump back in 100% in the next month or two.

I will be in touch with you soon.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Welcome Back My Long Lost Friends

It's T minus 12 hours and counting. The day has finally arrived. The return to the big screen of my long lost friends Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. Since Sex and the City signed off 4 years ago, I have felt a void; not only in my Sunday night television lineup, but also in my day to day water cooler conversation. As a single woman who grew up in the city, SATC always felt like home geographically and emotionally. Each week I was able to relate to the life lessons in friendship, fashion and another f word.

Tomorrow I am taking the day off and will go to the first screening of SATC with my mother, also a big fan. We are going to make a day of it. Manolos-- check. Chanel bag--check. Fun outfit --check. Good and Plenty...check.The only remaining issue is how to smuggle the martini shaker, glasses and cosmos into the theater.

What to Do in Atlanta This Weekend 5/29/08

Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream
What: Classic flavors like vanilla and nocciola, plus crazy concoctions like praline chili scoops and Mexican malted milkshakes.
Why: You’ll be bowled over.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 749 Moreland Ave., Ormewood (404-622-0210).

Modern Day Masala
What: Kristin Sharma’s expertly mixed spice packs make Pan-Asian dishes a snap.
Why: Eat Indian style.
When: When the transatlantic sky miles aren’t on your side.
Where: Six Beans, 1401 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta (770-565-1001).

Drop Dead Gorgeous Benefit
What: Thread-House, T., Merino, and more host a night of fashion to raise awareness about child sex trafficking.
Why: Wear your heart on your sleeve.
When: Thurs. VIP reception, 9 p.m.; doors open to the public at 10 p.m.
Where: Amore, 950 W. Peachtree St., ste. 220, Midtown (404-477-0404).

Angel Sanchez Trunk Show
What: The architect-turned-atelier and designer’s entire 2008 collection is in-store for two days only.
Why: It’s heaven sent.
When: Trunk show, Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., by appointment; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cocktail reception, Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Kelly’s Closet, 1649 McLendon Ave., Candler Park (404-377-9923).

MethodIzaz Undercover Photo Services
What: Brooklyn’s contract stalkerazzi-style photog is in Atlanta for wedding season.
Why: He can’t take his eyes off you.
When: By appointment this summer.
Where: Over your right shoulder.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

James Taylor is Chicken Soup for the Soul

As I have mentioned in previous posts, one of my favorite summertime activities is to attend concerts at Chastain Park. I love the intimacy of the venue. One of the biggest treats of the summer is to see James Taylor at Chastain. He loves Atlanta! In fact, he had 3 sold out shows. I attended the show on Sunday night. He was in his groove and actually played from 8:10 to 10:45 with only a 20 minute break. JT is looking very, very good and his voice, as always, is flawless! I took 80 incredible photographs but decided to include the one in which he is singing directly to me. :)

Every time I see JT, it brings me back to a concert in the gymnasium of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ. There were no assigned seats....we all sat on the wood floor. JT came out and introduced a new artist, Carole King, who was his opening act. She blew us all away. This was pre Tapestry. James Taylor came out with his denim workshirt and long locks, looking just like the cover of Sweet Baby James. We swooned and fell in love and I feel the same way today!

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Weekend Guide..What to Do This Weekend 5/16/08

LOUNGE:French American Brasserie RooftopWhat: Skyline views, Marcona almond and sea salt small plates, and La Vie en Rose cocktails made with champagne and raspberry puree.Why: Have your head in the clouds.When: Mon.-Thurs., 4:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 4:30 p.m.-1 a.m.Where: 30 Ivan Allen Junior Blvd., Downtown (404-266-1440).
PARTY:Nest Atlanta LaunchWhat: Luxe and 1Five0 host local fundraiser with El Tesoro and Catamarca wines and international artisans, to support craft businesses around the globe.Why: Shop the world over.When: Sun., noon-6 p.m.Where: 1000 Marietta St., W. Midtown.
Chocolate EventWhat: Le Petit Marché and K Chocolat host a night of store-wide discounts, champagne, and cocoa-based samples.Why: Taster’s choice.When: Fri., 7-9 p.m.Where: Le Petit Marché, 1963 Hosea L. Williams Dr., ste. 108, Kirkwood (404-371-9888). Tickets online at

SHOP:H&M Grand OpeningWhat: High fashion at low prices comes to town with H&M’s new North Point Mall location. (Their second store in Atlantic Station opens Jun. 13.)Why: Register online to receive 20 percent off your purchase of $60 or more during Friends and Family Weekend, May 23-26.When: North Point Mall store open now.Where: 1081 North Point Cir., Alpharetta (770-475-1604).

SHOP:Rack-n-RollWhat: Cutting-edge designers and boutiques — Paper Doll, Veruca, Evolve, and more — give discounts to the sounds of a live DJ.Why: Dance, prance, and spend some dough.When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Where: Halo Lounge, 817 W. Peachtree St., Midtown (404-962-7333).
EAT:Just Loaf’nWhat: The much-loved Cabbagetown Cajun shack just opened a full-size space.Why: Why wait for Fat Tuesday?When: Daily, 24 hours.Where: 4894 Old National Hwy., College Park (404-768-7898).

Monday, May 5, 2008

ChaiLife Atlanta Brainstorming Luncheon a Huge Success!!

I am happy to report that our premiere meeting and luncheon was a huge success. It was attended by a wonderful select group of men and women who are interested in making ChaiLife Atlanta a reality. Many of the group have participated in other similar groups in metro Atlanta and have a wealth of knowledge and great ideas!
The consensus is to plan interesting, fun events. Some of the suggestions include progressive dinners, fundraisers, seminars, turbo dating, karaoke night, casino night, talent/comedy shows, art gallery events, wine tastings, book exchanges, musical events, dances, martini nights,museum events and weekends away.
We decided to make our kickoff event a wine tasting to be held in July. Details to follow.
Thank you to all of the attendees who joined me for lunch. It was a pleasure to meet each and every one of you.
If you are interested in becoming involved with the grass roots development of ChaiLife, and meeting some great people, please email me at

Sunday, April 27, 2008

ChaiLife Atlanta Brainstorming Luncheon Set for May 4, 2008

Despite some technical difficulties with Google calendar, please be advised that the brainstorming meeting/luncheon will be held next Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 12 noon in my office.

Please email me your full name and telephone number before April 30 if you would like to attend.

Hope to see you then!