Spring is in the air and it’s time to get out and enjoy Atlanta. Here’s a list of my favorite upcoming events for April 12, 2019 - April 19, 2019.
Friday, 4/12 – Cobb Galleria Center, 10:00 am
Cost: Free - $8.00
Calling all shoppers, crafters, DIYers and cooks: Pinterest is coming to life at the Pinners Conference, April 12 and 13, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The event includes over 100 pinterest-based classes, taught by the nation’s leading experts and influencers, on topics ranging from beauty and fashion to DIY, home decor, photography, baking and much more.
Friday, 4/12 - Piedmont Park, 12:00 pm
Atlanta Dogwood Festival includes one of the largest and most diverse arts festivals in the country. More than 260 artists from around the country exhibit in 12 categories, including painting, glass, clay, wood and mixed media.
Friday, 4/12 – Fernbank Museum, 7:00 pm
is a monthly series for ages 21+ featuring fun science activities, exclusive after-hours museum access, live music and a 3D giant screen movie. Cocktails, craft beer and small plates are available for purchase.
Saturday, 4/13 - Downtown Decatur Square, 4:00 pm
This music festival returns to the downtown square with a line-up featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples and two-time Grammy award winner Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.
Sunday, 4/14, 12:00 - High Museum of Art
On the second Sunday of each month, the High offers free admission for all visitors and special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m. The High’s got the cure for your spring fever!
Sunday,April 14, The Punchline Comedy Club, 7:00 pm
Get your laugh on before starting the new week. Everyone loves a good comedy festival, even when it’s not really a festival.
Monday, 4/15, The Vista Room, 7:30 pm
Sky Punch Presents an awesome evening of singing RENT! You can sign up to sing a song from the stage and everyone sings along to the whole show. A portion of proceeds will go to support AID Atlanta.
Wednesday, 4/17, 5380 Studios, 12:30 pm
Vendors include: bakers, caterers, decor, dj’s, event planners, florists, favor gifts, ice carvers, invitations, hairstylists, lighting, makeup artists, officiants, photography, photo booth, transportation, travel agent (honeymoon planning) venues, videography, wedding consultants, wedding gowns, and much more…
Wednesday,4/17, Dekalb History Center, 5:30 pm
Cost: $5 - $10
With over 6,000 breweries as of 2018, Atlanta is quickly becoming quite the brewing hub.
Come celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month with outdoor performances by Emory Jazz Ensembles on Patterson Green.
Get your salsa on and look sexy doing it. We love Salsa!
Cost: free or $14.50
Mark your calendar for live jazz at the High, hosted by Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station! On the third Friday of every month, you’ll enjoy music, drinks, and art. Each month will feature a different style of jazz, from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.
Refinancing your mortgage is something most homeowners consider at least once throughout the lifespan of their home loan. It allows you to pay off your previous loan by applying for a new one that has better financial advantages. While there are many good reasons to refinance, here are five common ones.
Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before many of us even hit the snooze button for the first time. Here are five tips to help you achieve that early bird status!
An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create evacuation plans for their homes and practice them with their kids, but far fewer have considered one for their pets. Take these steps to add your pets to your evacuation plan.
Assign pet evacuation to an adult. Everyone should know how to act during an evacuation, and that includes assigning one parent or adult to the pets. This allows the other parent and the children to focus on their part of the evacuation plan, so there’s no confusion during a high-stress moment when time is of the essence.
Keep evacuation maps and pet carriers readily accessible. If you need to evacuate, you should know exactly where every important item is. If you pets require carriers, keep them in a place that you can access easily.
Practice your plan. Include your pets in your home evacuation drills. It’ll help you see how they will respond and make changes to your plan if necessary. Getting your dog out of a window may not be as simple as you think!
Be prepared in case you get separated from your pets. No matter how much you drill your evacuation plan, it’s possible that a dog or cat will run off while you’re focusing on keeping your family safe. A microchip or a GPS-compatible tag can help you find your pets once it’s safe to return to the area.
For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean that we have to settle for drab and dreary.
One trend that’s gaining steam these days is converting your current bedroom into a luxury suite (or something comparable). If you want to live like you’re renting a room at the Ritz, then you want to follow these tips.
Compartmentalize Your Activities
Making your bedroom more functional is going to make it more luxurious. Add a gorgeous desk for working and a TV area for entertainment, and you’ll be living it up in no time.
Make it Chic
Choose a color palette that is both luxurious and classy. Silver and gold can seem tacky, so choose muted shades that compliment each other.
Also, a brilliant and commanding headboard can instantly upgrade the look of your room without any other changes.
Light it Properly
Finally, make sure that you have the right light to show off your designs. If it’s too washed out or yellow, then it will look drab and run down. Switch to brilliant LEDs and see the difference.
Choose Your Accents Wisely
We already mentioned a headboard, but some elegant drapes can also make your room feel more royal. Being strategic with your furniture accessories is going to both keep you under budget and avoid doing too much with the space.
Are you ready to lux your bedroom? You’ll be impressed by the results, and the feeling of decadence will make you more confident in your surroundings.