Location: All Special Events take place at the Show House.
Cost: Price of Show House entry (except where indicated)
Contact: For more information please contact Zachary Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 733-4864.
Save the Date for the 2014 Opening Night Party:
April 25, 2014
A New Take on Food & Wine
Sunday, April 21st, 2pm
Chris Hall, Chef/Founding Partner, Local Three and Muss & Turners
Do the old “rules” regarding food & wine pairing still apply? Are there new ideas, grape varietals and fun to be had in 2013? Come taste and learn with Chef Chris Hall at the Show House as he leads a discussion of what to eat & drink together.
Wednesday, April 24th, 1:30 pm
The definitive coffee table book on the gracious homes and unique communities of Scenic Highway 30A.
Join author Lynn Nesmith for a book signing and discussion on the twenty-miles stretch of beach along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida known fondly as 30A. From Grayton to WaterColor to Alys Beach, the 192-page book 30A Style opens the doors of twenty-two homes within the older neighborhoods and vibrant new towns of 30A. Lynn will explore the area’s distinctive native landscape and rare coastal dunes lakes and discuss the role of Seaside in the architectural movement known as “New Urbanism.” The presentation will address the design of individual houses, as well as the designers and homeowners and who share a role in making 30A so special. Lynn will also discuss the process of producing and publishing a coffee table book.
Southern My Way: Fresh & Light for Spring
Thursday, April 25th, 1:30pm
Soiree: Entertaining with Style & Gracious Living
Thursday, May 2nd, 11:30am
Author of bestseller Soirée Entertaining with Style (Rizzoli 2012), contributing editor for Veranda, and lifestyle editor for LuxeCrush.com, Danielle Rollins is quickly becoming one of the nation’s leading lifestyle experts. Join us as she talks about her new book where her signature style is explored mixing a dash of glamour with an approachable flair. Channeling the style of Grace Kelly, the wit of Lucille Ball, and the decorating and entertaining approach of Dorothy Draper (mixed with a little fantasy from the ever-imaginative, flamboyant Elsie de Wolfe), she inspires and encourages others to celebrate any and every opportunity to create a memory.
Designing Great American Homes
Friday, May 3rd, 1:30pm
William T Baker
William T Baker, the architect for this year’s show house, will speak about designing Great American Homes. William T. Baker enjoys a reputation for the impeccable design of private residences, commercial projects, and historic renovations. His work spans the American continent and the Asia and has been featured extensively in print and broadcast media around the world. He writes and lectures on a variety of subjects including architectural design, theory, and the history of architecture. Come hear him speak about the buildings that inspire him and how these historic homes have expressed themselves in his work.
A Time to Plant & Cook
Thursday, May 9th, 11:30am
Southern food is more than cornbread, biscuits, and fried chicken. James Farmer—a young voice for the New South—revamps the menu with his own twists on traditional southern dishes. Join us for the special lecture and book signing as we explore James’ take on the southern staples.
Stevie Wonder vs Steve Jobs?: The Marriage of an Old World Technology with The Digital Age
Thursday, May 9th, 3:30pm
Ike VanMeter, Institutional Sales Director and Stevan Mills, General Manager, of Steinway Piano Galleries, Alpharetta will provide a demonstration of how the piano, a 300 year old mechanical technology, has now been merged with the digital technology of today utilizing Apple’s iPad platform to enable artists such as Nora Jones, Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Elton John and many others to actually play your piano right in your very own home.
Seize the Moment
Friday, May 10th, 1:30pm
Chris H Olsen
Most of us lead stressful lives these days, further compounded by our reliance on technology and social media. For those reasons, a quiet time in your home and garden has become even more important. Your home is your retreat. You deserve a sanctuary that makes you feel alive, fulfills a desire to escape outside worries, and is a stress-free zone. However, because of our revved-up lives, we don’t always know how to stop and create our own personalized comfort, in either the home or garden. Never fear: Chris will motivate you to expand your horizons and will wipe away any self-doubt you may have about creating your own space. With his humor, energetic personality, and knowledge, Chris demonstrates how you can make small reinventions by sharing unique and stylish ideas so your home and landscape will be a thrilling, yet soothing and inviting place, in any season.
Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour
Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12, 10am – 5pm
Explore spectacular private gardens representing the finest in garden design. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Special discount offered to DSHG patrons on Mother’s Day weekend.