Join New York Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews for a preview of her newest book, The Beach House Cookbook—and enjoy a Beachy Bloody Mary, the author’s favorite. Her interior designer, Clay Snyder, will also be present, and the two will share their stories of shopping, hoarding and editing. And, just in time for summer break, enter to win a Savannah Escape Weekend and goodies from Mary Kay.
Wear your best Derby hat to the showhouse to receive a complimentary mint julep, sponsored by Four Roses bourbon. Drinks will be served at the bar in the Man Cave, and if a gentleman attends the showhouse with a lady in a hat, he may enjoy one, too! Pre-race festivities will be shown on the televisions in the bar.
Join showhouse Honorary Chair Jackye Lanham and showhouse architect Yong Pak as they share stories about the former Haverty House. You’ll hear how Pak preserved the history of the house while making it current, while Lanham will discuss traditional style that works in today’s homes. Afterward, join the two for a tour of the showhouse.
Join Wright Marshall for a discussion about architect James Means. After the presentation, the Atlanta History Center will be selling copies of The Architecture of James Means, Georgia Classicist by William R. Mitchell, Jr.
Atlanta History Center President and CEO Sheffield Hale will take the audience through the history of the Cyclorama and the History Center’s efforts to preserve, transport and reinterpret this iconic city heirloom. After the talk, Hale will be available to discuss all things Atlanta Cyclorama, so be sure to come with questions.
Tickets: $175| Cocktail Attire
Be among the first to preview this year’s Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens at our opening night party, Moonlight & Magnolias. Raise a glass to Honorary Chair Jackye Lanham and this year’s talented designers from Atlanta and across the Southeast. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the home and mingle with the participating designers while enjoying cocktails in the garden and dinner catered by Legendary Events. Flats or wedges are suggested for women.