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  • Volume 3, Issue 1 First Quarter, 2011

    SCAD Atlanta Atlanta Food & Wine FestivalGood Measure Meals

    Eyedeology Midtown Pop-Up Photosand more!

    In This Issue:

    Cover art by SCAD Professor Kenneth Knowles

  • 2Discover SCADSavannah College of Art and Design offers a world-class art and design education right in the heart of Midtown. For information about the school and their upcoming deFINE ART showcase, please see our story pages 8-9.

    Artisans from all over the south -- barbecue pitmasters, award-winning chefs and mixologists, sommeiliers, fry cooks and local growers are all com-ing together for a culinary experience like no other at the upcoming Atlanta

    Food & Wine Festival. Ticket packages are avail-able to fit every budget, from $2,500 Connoisseur tickets to $75-$125 Tasting Tent passes. Visit atlfoo-dandwinefestival.com to choose the festival experi-ence that's right for you.

    Experience the food and beverage traditions of the South May 19-22 at Atlanta's first-ever Food & Wine festival.

  • PoP-Up!Billy Reid, YEE-HAW Industries, Shop SCAD, Bella Cucina, Les Nouvelles and Love Train Antiques descended on Midtown with an awesome holiday pop-up shop this past holiday season. Here are some of our favorite moments.


  • 4For Good MeasureGood Measure Meals: A creative way Midtown businesses give back to the community

    Yes Home, located in Metropolis on Peachtree & 8th Street, has found a unique way to contribute to the community. They have partnered with Good Measure Meals, a social enterprise of the nonprofit Open Hand/Atlanta. GMM offers gourmet meal plans for a healthy lifestyle.

    Yes Home allows GMM customers to pick up their meal plans from a refrigeration unit placed in the store. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Good Measure Meals products go directly to Open Hand/Atlanta so they can provide much

    needed nutrition to people in the community who can-not provide it for them-selves. Yes Home is a lifestyle store, offering contempo-rary to transitional prod-ucts at affordable prices. Yes Home offers a unique

    blend of furni-ture, home accents, gifts and more.Yes

    Home is thrilled to facilitate pick-up of the

    meals. If you don't have time to cook or would like to take the guesswork out of calorie counting, pick up a Good Measure Meals brochure at Yes Home or visit:goodmeasuremeals.com

    "It's a great convenience for Midtown residents to pick up their Good Measure Meals right here at Yes Home." Keith Hobbs (right), owner. www.yes4me.com.

  • 5Seeing Is BelievingFind one-of-a-kind frames, top-notch eye care and friendly service at Midtown optical boutique Eyedeology

    Owner / Optometrist Dr. Sima L. Gupta spent her early professional years practicing optometry in Manhattan. "New York City spoiled me for mass-produced and franchised frames," says Gupta, "and I intend to spoil you as well."

    With a statement like that, it's no surprise that glasses from Eyedeology are as fashionable as they are functional. With relaxed, helpful service and scores of beautiful frames to choose from, shopping at Eyedeology is almost like making a spa date for your eyes. Gupta is a big believ-er in careful and complete annual eye exams. Her background in public health

    also makes her sensitive to the needs of others; there-fore, Eyedeology clients are encouraged to drop off their old specs and Eyede-ology will make sure they make it into the hands of someone who needs them.

    To make an appointment, visit eyedeologyatlanta.com or call 404-853-5008.

    Find Eyedeology on the web at eyedeologyatlanta.com, or visit their showroom at 860 Peachtree Street. 404-853-5008.

  • 6Meet Megan FogelInterior Designer Megan Fogel has been living in and loving Midtown for the past 8 years

    Q: Describe yourself in 5 words or less:A: Active, endearing, lover of life!

    Q: Whats the coolest new thing thats opened up or happened in Midtown in the past year? A: I love the opening of the midtown market outside 999 Peachtree on Wednesdays. And of course its always exciting having such amazing exhibits open up regularly at the High Museum, such as the Dali exhibit. I was able to go to the Dali send off recently when the High was open for 31 straight hours -- nothing like going to see great art at 3:30 am!

    Q: Ever spotted any celebrities in Midtown? A: I havent seen any celebrities lately but I see the film crews all over! I did hear Matt Damon and Jude Law are in town so Im on the look out!

    Q: Most bizarre Midtown Moment? A: That would probably be taking my Grandma for gelato during Pride Weekend. Nothing like enjoying a treat with your very conservative grandmother while a man in a patent leather thong starts dancing next to her! Being the epitome of a lady that she is, she just kept on with her conversation as if it were nothing out of the ordinary.

  • 7Beacon BitesSink your teeth into these Midtown items of note

    DREWLEWISC'mon, get happy with happy hour at DREWLEWIS, Midtown.Complimentary drinks and discounts on full priced apparel and accessories will be served 5pm - 7pm every Thursday night in 2011.

    JAMES MADISON SALON2011 has ushered in a whole stable of new faces at this popular Midtown Salon. Drop by to meet the new crew, which includes James (owner and top stylist), Jeremiah Reed (senior colorist), Dirk Brown and Aryn Hampton (colorists), Christy Hubbard (senior stylist and star bridal hair designer), Zach Moore (stylist and king of the blow dry), Katie Low and Taylor Brittian (stylists), Melissa Smeraldi (assistant to James), Melissa Carroll and Brooke McCorkle (front desk coordinators) and, last but not least, Leigha Baughan (IT and marketing). To make an appointment or find out more, call 404.266.8647 or visit jamesmadisonsalon.com

    HUFF, POWELL & BAILEY999 Peachtree welcomes trial law firm Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC to its ranks. Founded in 2003, the firm focuses exclusively on complex civil litigation and specializes in the defense and trial of high risk cases with significant exposure. For more information, visit huffpowellbailey.com

  • d e F I N E

    A R T

    Marina Abramovi , "The Kitchen I - Homage to Saint Terese", 2009, framed black and white Lambda print. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.

    Right in the heart of Midtown, the Atlanta campus of SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) of-fers aspiring students a comprehensive art and design education. With 42 majors and more than 40 minors, SCAD boasts more degree programs and specializa-tions than any other art university in the world. SCAD graduates display work in galleries around the world and enjoy varied careers in their fields of choice.

    One case is point is SCAD graduate Michael Porten (M.F.A., painting, B.F.A., illustration). Porten's work, "Blur Stripe Self Portrait I" is featured in SCAD's up-coming showcase "deFINE ART" taking place February 22-26, 2011.

  • Do Ho Suh, "Gate-Small", silk and stainless steel tube, 2003.

    Michael Porten, "Blur Stripe Self Portrait I" (detail), mixed media, 2009.

    Now in it's second year, deFINE ART 2011 fea-tures lectures by promi-nent figures in the art world, special exhibi-tions, commissions, panel discussions, student showcases, performances and many other events, which will be previewed at venues throughout the university's locations in Savannah and Atlanta.

    deFINE ART 2011 will also honor performance artist Marina Abramovi for her ground-breaking work and influence on contemporary art. An-other signature feature of deFINE ART is a series of public talks by leading art world professionals. Speakers include Gary Tinterow (Engelhard Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art), Sarah Thornton (author of "Seven Days in the Art World"), and Sarah Lewis (independent curator and


    Rounding out the deFINE ART experience are multi-media performances by Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid) and a series of exhibitions in the SCAD Galleries.

    In addition to exciting events such as deFINE ART, SCAD also offers a multitude of educa-tional experiences geared toward degree-seeking students as well as open enrollment classes and workshops for you, teens and adults interested in personal enrichment.

    For more information about Savannah Col-lege of Art and Design or deFINE ART 2011 visit: scad.edu

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    Opera (1150): 1150B Peachtree Street, 404.874.0428Sutra Lounge: 1136 Crescent Avenue, 404.607.1160Cosmopolitan/Lava Lounge: 45 13th St, 404.873.6189Primal: 960 Spring Street NW, 404.745.9494Door 44: 44 12th Street, 678.949.9531 Whiskey Park: 188 14th Street NE, 404.537.2815


    Laughing Skull Lounge: 878 Peachtree St., 404.875.1667Whole World Theater: 1226 Spring St., 404.817.752914th Street Playhouse: 173 14th Street, 404.733.4738Dads Garage: 280 Elizabeth St, 404.523.3141


    Aurum: 933 Peachtree Street. (404) 815-9426Bazzaar: 654 Peachtree Street, 404.885.7505 Beleza Lounge: 905 Juniper Street, 678.904.4582Ecco: 40 7th Street, 404.347.9555Empire State South: 999 Peachtree Street, 404.541.1105Flip Flops: 1140 Crescent Avenue678.705.8555Geisha House: 1380 Atlantic Drive, 404.872.3903


    Churchill Grounds: 660 Peachtree Street, 404.876.3030Vinyl: 1374 West Peachtree Street, 404.885.1365MJQ: 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 404.870.0575

    In Midtown, theres always something going on after dark. Here are a few of our favorite post-sunset pastimes.

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    Blakes: 227 10th Street, 404.892.5786Bulldogs: 893 Peachtree Street, 404.872.3025Burkharts: 1492 Piedmont Avenue # F, 404.872.4403


    10 Pin Alley: 261 19th Street, 404.872