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Decatur Living Decatur Living is a lifestyle magazine of big city style and small town charm. It is mailed to households in Decatur, Druid Hills, Avondale Estates, Candler Park, Lake Claire and Oak Grove.

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Don't miss this incredible opportunity to hear Natasha Tretheway speak about her mothers battle with domestic abuse, whi...
04/26/2022

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to hear Natasha Tretheway speak about her mothers battle with domestic abuse, which ultimately killed her. This moving story will have you inspired by the time you leave. Tickets are on sale below!

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I am so honored to be sponsoring Champions for Change on Thursday, May 5th. Guest speaker, Natasha Threthewey, speaks about her memoir "Memorial Drive". A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy. Tickets are on sale now, you can purchase them with the link below. This is one of my favorite memoirs, I cant wait to go and I hope you'll come as well. Can't wait to see you there.

https://e.givesmart.com/events/pZv/

Happy first day of winter!It's only natural to long for warmer days when it's a bit frigid outside especially as the wor...
12/21/2021
When the Weather Outside is Frightful

Happy first day of winter!

It's only natural to long for warmer days when it's a bit frigid outside especially as the world went through a travel hiatus. There are so many choices: Ski trips for a winter wonderland of snow or a winter warm up in Mexico or the Caribbean.

Becky Lamb Travel has a few inspirational ideas for your next trip! Click below to escape the cold!

The travel is so delightful WITH THE HOLIDAYS and winter months looming, it’s human nature to find ourselves dreaming of a getaway. Especially as the world went through a travel hiatus. There are so many choices: Ski trips for a winter wonderland of snow or a winter warm up in Mexico or the Caribb...

If you’re an Atlantan, you’re likely familiar with the name Ford Fry as this city is bursting with his restaurants – the...
12/15/2021
A Cut Above The Rest

If you’re an Atlantan, you’re likely familiar with the name Ford Fry as this city is bursting with his restaurants – there’s JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, The Optimist, King + Duke, St. Cecilia, Superica Buckhead, Marcel, BeetleCat and Little Rey.

We're chatting with Ford Fry as he shares what he likes to eat, if he's cooking this holiday season, how he built his empire and more.

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Chef Ford Fry has a restaurant empire built on delicious fare and helping others get what they want IT’S EARLY NOVEMBER. I am waiting for Chef Ford Fry inside his Decatur restaurant no. 246. Since I am a few minutes early, I take a look around. The restaurant [it’s actually Fry’s smallest rest...

What better time than the holidays to shop local? There’s no better spot to be than Decatur for unique finds that speak ...
12/11/2021
Gift Guide Refresh

What better time than the holidays to shop local?

There’s no better spot to be than Decatur for unique finds that speak about the thought counting. This year, there are some newbies to consider to sprinkle a little refresh into your steady stalwarts.

Click below for gift ideas from Royal Thanaka, Eco Denizen, ABETTERBUZZ Brand Goods and Lush Plant Co.

New local offerings for your nice list SUPPLY CHAIN seems to be the buzz term of the season in a world that has seen the likes of toilet paper scarcity to used car values skyrocketing. And for holiday shopping, that means buying local has never been more significant. If these are the times, there’...

Yummy news! Pat Pascarella, the chef behind Italian restaurants the White Bull in Decatur and Grana in Piedmont Heights,...
12/10/2021
Decatur Chef Sets His Sights on Midtown and a New Italian Oyster Bar

Yummy news! Pat Pascarella, the chef behind Italian restaurants the White Bull in Decatur and Grana in Piedmont Heights, plans to open oyster and seafood bar Alici (Italian for anchovies) at Midtown Promenade next summer.

With a design and menu influenced by Italy’s Amalfi coast, expect a variety of oysters and other seafood dishes, Pascarella’s pastas and risottos, wood-fired vegetables, and socca or farinata served here.

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Expect oysters, handmade pastas, risottos, and socca paired with sparkling wine when Alici opens at Midtown Promenade

Twinkling lights, holiday music, festive window displays, and family-friendly events — Decatur is filled with surprise a...
12/09/2021
Terrific Thursdays

Twinkling lights, holiday music, festive window displays, and family-friendly events — Decatur is filled with surprise and delight throughout the season. Enjoy holiday shopping at Terrific Thursdays!

Click below for details.

November 4, 11, & 18 • December 2, 9, 16, & 23 • All Around Decatur

The Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe at Clairemont Elementary is back for it's 30th year! Clairemont Elementary will m...
12/08/2021

The Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe at Clairemont Elementary is back for it's 30th year! Clairemont Elementary will magically transform into an inviting artists’ market accompanied by delicious food and a festive atmosphere.

Friday, 12/10 5:30-9PM
Saturday, 12/11 10-5PM

Just can't wait to shop? Get started early by visiting the online marketplace!

Click here for more details: https://www.decaturholidaymarketplace.com

We're feeling this holiday season to the fullest! The new issue of Decatur Living is here!Explore what's inside:✨ Decatu...
12/07/2021
Decatur Living - Winter 2021

We're feeling this holiday season to the fullest! The new issue of Decatur Living is here!

Explore what's inside:
✨ Decatur's delicious food scene with Ford Fry, Fred Castellucci, Mike Gallagher and Kevin Gillespie

✨ Give the best gifts from Royal Thanaka, ABETTERBUZZ Brand Goods, Lush Plant Co. and Eco Denizen

✨ Relive the awesome moments of 2021 with Amplify My Community, Oakhurst Porchfest and more

✨ Escape the cold with travel ideas from travel advisor, Becky Lamb

✨Five essentials to give yourself a better bottom line with Tim Martin Wealth Strategies

✨An exclusive guide to the Avondale Estates 29th Annual Christmas Tour of Lights

Click below to read the full issue!

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Twinkling lights, holiday music, festive window displays, and family-friendly events — Decatur is filled with surprise a...
12/02/2021
Terrific Thursdays

Twinkling lights, holiday music, festive window displays, and family-friendly events — Decatur is filled with surprise and delight throughout the season. Enjoy holiday shopping at Terrific Thursdays!

Beginning tomorrow, 12/2, you'll be merry and bright with free warm cookies, cocoa, and gift wrapping on the square. At 7PM, Santa will light the tree!

Click below for details.

November 4, 11, & 18 • December 2, 9, 16, & 23 • All Around Decatur

One of the tell-tale signs of emerging from our distanced living is the growing traffic. Commuting and cars are returnin...
10/25/2021
Purchase Awareness

One of the tell-tale signs of emerging from our distanced living is the growing traffic. Commuting and cars are returning to be part of daily living. For the 40% of US households that make a car purchase each year, the resurgence creates the right time to consider another purchase.

On top of all the makes and models, one of the factors to decide is whether to buy a gas or an electric vehicle.

Read this new article for tips!

Hitting the Road Again Is this the year to buy an electric car? ONE OF THE TELL-TALE signs of emerging from our distanced living is the growing traffic. Commuting and cars are returning to be part of daily living. For the 40% of US households that make a car purchase each year, the resurgence create...

While Georgians are fortunate to have warmer winters than about half the country, those months aren’t exactly tropical. ...
10/15/2021
Seasonal Planning

While Georgians are fortunate to have warmer winters than about half the country, those months aren’t exactly tropical. Landscapes need some love to prepare for the cold season.

The Plants Creative maintenance crew has these top tips for winterizing a landscape, whether you choose to do it yourself or hire a professional for help.

Click below for tips!

Winter is Coming Seven tips for preparing your yard WHILE GEORGIANS are fortunate to have warmer winters than about half the country, those months aren’t exactly tropical. Landscapes need some love to prepare for the cold season. The Plants Creative maintenance crew has these top tips for winteriz...

We are honored to feature Arthur Ratliff and The Decatur Education Foundation in our latest issue!As a former insurance ...
10/12/2021
Giving Back

We are honored to feature Arthur Ratliff and The Decatur Education Foundation in our latest issue!

As a former insurance agent who has spent his career helping his clients with estate planning, Ratliff is hoping to inspire others to do the same by planning ahead to give back to the causes about which they care. He has been a supporter and dedicated volunteer photographer for DEF for many years, but he recently made a significant commitment: Ratliff has included DEF as a beneficiary in his estate.

Read more about this amazing story by clicking below.

Planned Giving Provides Peace of Mind While Supporting Your Causes for Years to Come IF YOU’VE BEEN TO a community event in Decatur in the last 20 years, you have probably seen local resident Arthur Ratliff taking photos. Arthur has lived in Decatur since 1987 and has recently retired from State F...

The Winnona Park Neighborhood Association, Decatur, GA is hosting its annual neighborhood-wide community yard sale this ...
10/09/2021

The Winnona Park Neighborhood Association, Decatur, GA is hosting its annual neighborhood-wide community yard sale this Sunday, 10/10 from 10am to 3pm.

For more information about participating homes, as well as items for sale, please visit: http://wpnadecatur.com/the-latest/

Coming next year to Avondale Estates!Common Roots Farmers Market a 12,000-square-foot neighborhood grocery with an expan...
10/09/2021
The Latest Addition to Avondale Estates Is a Sprawling Farmers Market

Coming next year to Avondale Estates!

Common Roots Farmers Market a 12,000-square-foot neighborhood grocery with an expansive outdoor seating area and plant nursery, will sell local produce, meats and seafood from Georgia farms, a variety of snacks, pantry provisions, and frozen goods from local food producers like Rock Hill Creamery, Pure Bliss Organics, and Piedmont Provisions, as well as coffee, beer, and fresh bread and flowers.

Check out the article below for details!

Common Roots Farmers Market, a 12,000-square-foot neighborhood grocery with an expansive outdoor seating area and plant nursery, opens next year in Avondale Estates

A second location of Tucker-based barbecue restaurant Ford’s BBQ opens Saturday, October 9, in the Oakhurst neighborhood...
10/08/2021
Oakhurst Gains a Texas-Style Barbecue Joint This Weekend

A second location of Tucker-based barbecue restaurant Ford’s BBQ opens Saturday, October 9, in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur!

The grand opening of the restaurant, taking place from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., coincides with a block party planned during the annual Oakhurst Porchfest this weekend.

Click for details below.

A second location of Tucker-based barbecue restaurant Ford’s BBQ opens October 9 in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur

How cute is this festival?! Avondale Estates Tiny House Festival will feature 20 tiny houses available to tour and get a...
10/06/2021
Avondale Estates Tiny House Festival

How cute is this festival?! Avondale Estates Tiny House Festival will feature 20 tiny houses available to tour and get a firsthand feel for what living in 250 square feet is like. There will be vendor tents to learn about minimalism, downsizing, sustainability, home care, innovative housing solutions, and more. Learn more and purchase tickets by clicking below.

October 16-17

Tour tiny houses, connect with vendors, and listen to innovative speakers!

October will be a fun-filled month! The Oakhurst Porchfest is back on 10/9 from 12-7pm.The Oakhurst Porchfest is an afte...
10/01/2021
Oakhurst Porchfest

October will be a fun-filled month! The Oakhurst Porchfest is back on 10/9 from 12-7pm.

The Oakhurst Porchfest is an afternoon when porches all over the neighborhood become stages and neighors listening, hanging out, and connecting/reconnecting with their neighbors. Click below for details!

A grassroots community music celebration in Decatur, GA, where front porches become stages, yards become venues, and radical generosity and good will rule the day.

Who is ready for tonight?! Amplify My Community kicks off and we can't wait to see you there! Get to know the artists (i...
10/01/2021
Amplify Decatur Music Festival

Who is ready for tonight?! Amplify My Community kicks off and we can't wait to see you there!

Get to know the artists (including Emily Sailers of the Indigo Girls!) and learn a few behind-the-scenes facts about the festival in our official guide.

Click below to read!

Amplify Decatur Music Festival Enjoy Live Music that Benefits a Great Cause By Vanessa Pascale Rust DECATUR, GEORGIA has been a proud, strong supporter of live music for a long time, especially since the city is home to the treasure that is Eddie’s Attic. This intimate live music venue has been he...

It's time to start planning for the return of Decatur's fall festivals! We've listed a few spots that are sure to impres...
09/28/2021
Decatur Favorites

It's time to start planning for the return of Decatur's fall festivals! We've listed a few spots that are sure to impress.

Click below to check out a few Decatur places to stop by!

Fan Favorites Festival day or everyday old and new hot spots FESTIVALS AREN’T the only fun in town. While you’re out and about partaking, here are a few Decatur favorites that have kept our community alive and buzzing, plus something new for your repertoire. Pre-game gift season at Eco Denizen W...

Amplify Decatur is quickly approaching! Get to know the artists (including Emily Sailers of Grammy Award-winning The Ind...
09/23/2021
Amplify Decatur Music Festival

Amplify Decatur is quickly approaching! Get to know the artists (including Emily Sailers of Grammy Award-winning The Indigo Girls!) and learn a few behind-the-scenes facts about the festival in our official guide.

Click below to read!

Amplify Decatur Music Festival Enjoy Live Music that Benefits a Great Cause By Vanessa Pascale Rust DECATUR, GEORGIA has been a proud, strong supporter of live music for a long time, especially since the city is home to the treasure that is Eddie’s Attic. This intimate live music venue has been he...

The official guide to Amplify My Community is finally here!Inside this new issue, you'll find articles about:- Decatur B...
09/20/2021
Decatur Living Fall 21

The official guide to Amplify My Community is finally here!

Inside this new issue, you'll find articles about:
- Decatur Book Festival
- Places to eat and shop during Decatur's fall festivals
- How Decatur's energy landscape is changing
- Giving back with The Decatur Education Foundation
- And so much more!

Click below to read and share!

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Decatur Living Fall 21, Author: BOC design Inc, Name: Decatur Living F...

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09/17/2021

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Amplify Decatur needs YOUR help! We are currently recruiting volunteers for the annual #AmplifyDecatur Music Festival on Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Fulfilling just one shift on either Friday or Saturday gets you an all-day General Admission pass to the Saturday festival free of charge! 🙋‍♀️

Learn more and apply here. ⤵️
https://www.amplifydecatur.org/volunteer/

09/15/2021
Tickets - Kirkwood Wine Stroll

Sponsored by Wahoo! Grill, Kirkwood Wine Stroll will have 52 pouring stations, 100+ wines to sample and 3 stages of live music from local musicians.

This Friday, 9/17 from 7-10pm, safely join neighbors to raise funds for the Kirkwood Business Owners' Association effort to beautify Kirkwood Business Districts and benefit local nonprofits.

To purchase tickets, click below. See you there!

© 2021 Kirkwood Wine Stroll • An event by The Kirkwood Business Owners Association • Site design by delightful SITES

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09/15/2021

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⚡ #AMPLIFYDECATUR LINEUP NEWS⚡

We are thrilled to announce that two Grammy Award-winning songwriters will join the Amplify Decatur Music Festival Saturday lineup: John Paul White and Rodney Crowell!

Additionally, the Old 97's, previously announced as part of the festival, have unfortunately canceled a number of shows, including their performance at Amplify Decatur.

Find the full details on both announcements here: https://bit.ly/3tEXClE.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Placita Latina! The series of mini events will highlight Hispanic and Latinx perfor...
09/10/2021
Placita Latina festival coming to Decatur, Avondale Estates during Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Placita Latina! The series of mini events will highlight Hispanic and Latinx performances, food and culture. The first event takes place on Thursday, 9/16 and you don't want to miss it!

Click below for more details!

A group of Hispanic and Latinx residents and professionals of Decatur and Avondale Estates have come together to plan a colorful, cultural and historical series of events in the two cities during Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights is partnering with Decatur Makers and the Decatur Arts Alliance  to unveil t...
09/09/2021
Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights to unveil first project on Art for the People on Sept. 12

Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights is partnering with Decatur Makers and the Decatur Arts Alliance to unveil the first public art project of the Art for the People project.

The first piece, “What Sonia Said,” will be unveiled on Sunday, 9/12, at 2pm. Click below for details!

Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights is partnering with Decatur Makers and the Decatur Arts Alliance to unveil the first public art project of the Art for the People project. The first piece, "What Sonia Said," will be unveiled on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. in front of Ebster Recreation Cent...

After winning "Best Small Town Beer Scene" from USA Today's winning poll, Avondale Estates will hold it's first ever Avo...
09/09/2021
Avondale Estates hosting first AvondALE Day on Oct. 23

After winning "Best Small Town Beer Scene" from USA Today's winning poll, Avondale Estates will hold it's first ever AvondALE Day on October 23. Attendees will enjoy live music, food and over 100 draft beers.

Click below for more details!

Avondale Estates will celebrate its first-ever AvondALE Day on Oct. 23 along the Dale Ale Trail, a one-mile path through the heart of the city's central business district, according to an announcement from the city.Organizers hope it will become an annual event.

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TOMORROW - Winnona Park Community Yard Sale WHEN: Saturday, April 13th TIME: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM ONLINE MAP OF PARTICIPATING HOMES: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eCeAKDrMfQJ37GQ4-m6uZJr1g-DLRndT&usp=sharing PDF OF MAP:http://winnonapark.org/yardsale/YardSale2019MAP.pdf We look forward to another great Winnona Park Community Yard Sale. Please direct inquires to mailto:[email protected]. NOTE: The Midway Woods neighborhood yard sale has also been scheduled for the same day & time, so there should be increased traffic this year. To learn more about their event, please visit: http://www.midwaywoodsassociation.org.