A beautifully composed cheese and charcuterie plate can be a showstopper at any gathering. Atlanta’s preeminent experts on the topic— Tim Gaddis of In Demand Cheese and Kevin Ouzts of The Spotted Trotter (soon opening a new flagship store) will teach guests how to select, compose and present the ultimate charcuterie display. What’s more, a Wild Heaven Beer brewmaster and co-founder Eric Johnson will also be on hand to talk beer pairings and share samples.
In this interactive flower arranging demonstration, join Holly Bryan of Holly Bryan Floral Design as she creates a stunning table arrangement using foraged materials. An Atlanta native, she will share practical tips for creating your own showpiece with blooms and greenery cut from your own yard.
On Friday and Saturday, join us on the terrace level for a pop-up shop from Kristin Mayfield Meredith of KMM Collective, a fashion and accessories brand dedicated to empowering women makers from places like Mexico, Thailand and Guatemala by offering their garments, jewelry and bags made from natural fibers and materials. The Artist Collective, a group of regional artists who also give back to their community, will host a pop-up gallery, where visitors can view and purchase original works with accessible price points from artists in Atlanta, Nashville, Charleston and DC.
Bellinis or Bloody Marys? French toast or Belgian waffles? Alyssa and Lori Hojnowski’s practical and creative tips will help you knock the socks off guests at your next pancake affair. The duo will share their favorite recipes and best practices for hosting a brunch with flair, style and ease in this interactive presentation.
Join Honorary Showhouse Chair Robert Brown and designers Jonathan Savage and Beth Webb as they share lively tales from design projects around the world. Hear how the friendship between these influential professionals, each with distinctive background and style, has proven fertile ground for mentorship, support and growth.
Rebecca Vizard, antique textile expert and author, has devoted her career to creating exquisite pillows and interiors. Inspired by her debut book, Once Upon a Pillow, Vizard will discuss her entrepreneurial journey and how details in embroideries, needlepoint, tapestries and Fortuny can create jewelry for your home. Following the presentation, Once Upon a Pillow will be available for purchase and signing.
What’s a pretty picture if your guests aren’t the most important part of the party? Join Kimberly Sundt of Bring Your Brand to Life and founder of the blog Pineapple Ponderings to learn how to make your next personal or company event one that connects all the dots, showcases your style and gives your guests something to talk about—and not just on social media.
Learn to make your dessert course look as stunning as it is delicious with Lori Hojnowski, showhouse operations manager and resident lifestyle expert. From garnishes to sauces, you’ll learn how styling and embellishments can turn a classic dessert into an exquisite display.
Kim Wilson, founder of Atlanta’s beloved Lucy’s Market, is known for her casual, elegant style and Southern hospitality. In Lucy’s 10-year history, Wilson’s expertise has evolved—much like the market itself—to include skilled entertaining, gift-giving and table design. Join Wilson to learn her secrets to designing a beautiful summer table and for creating the perfect entertaining gift basket.
This year’s Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens sits on land once used as a weekend retreat and hunting grounds by the influential Joseph Madison High family, known for their indelible influence on Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. Join Atlanta History Center President and CEO Sheffield Hale for an engaging discussion of Buckhead’s history and how it has affected the evolution of Atlanta.
Entrepreneur and cookbook author Amanda Wilbanks founded Southern Baked Pie Company in 2012, and her award-winning pies have taken the food world by storm. Back by popular demand, meet Wilbanks as she demonstrates recipes and shares delectable samples for seasonal pies and cobblers. Following the presentation, her pies and book, Southern Baked, will be available for purchase.
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 Robert Brown and this year’s talented designers from Atlanta and across the Southeast. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the home and mingle with participating designers and sponsors while enjoying cocktails in the garden and dinner catered by soiree. Cocktail Attire. Visit southeasternshowhouse.com for parking details. Tickets