Things to do for May 05, 2011
A Poolside Concert, Competitive Seersuckering and Mom
The weekend’s mom is so proud.
A Highland Hat Trick in Buckhead
Let’s play a game. It’s called “What’s Wrong with This Picture?” All right, here goes: Peanut Butter French Toast, stiletto-clad interns, Sweet Potato Pancakes. If your answer was “Nothing,” congratulations, you win a shiny new Highland Bakery on the ground floor of the Atlanta Financial Center. See what we did there.
Bill Hallman would like to invite you over for some cocktails and live music this Saturday. But while he’s got you, don’t be surprised to find yourself being gently coaxed over toward the men’s collection he just launched (shawl cardigans, henley tees...) from No Excess. You win this time, Hallman.
There’s not much we can say about the Kentucky Derby that hasn’t already been said. So we’ll just let H. Harper Station do it for us. Hit their Derby bash for seersucker/hat contests, a Kentucky buffet (Hot Browns, burgoo...), live bluegrass and mint juleps for days. Also, that race.
After the dust settles at the Downs, you’ll want to slip into something a bit more... rooftop-friendly and head to the 16th floor of the W Downtown. That’s where local band Stokeswood will unleash their electroacoustic fury with a poolside performance complete with gratis welcome cocktails. So, basically, get a room.
You Should Take Your Mom to a Winery
Ah, yes, Mother’s Day. A time to show that special woman in your life how much you appreciate her. Except you forgot to make a reservation. Turns out, BlackStock Winery is hosting a laid-back, reservation-free BBQ with $10 wine tastings and a harpist out on the veranda. Moms love harps.