Be among the first to preview this year’s Home for the Holidays at our opening-night party. Guests will enjoy bites and cocktails, meet the designers, tour the house and kick off the holiday season in style. Cocktail attire. Tickets, $175 each; must be purchased in advance.
Food blogger, social media sensation and author Maegan Brown—also known as the Baker Mama—may change the way you think about entertaining. She will demonstrate her step-by-step methods and share original ideas for creating delicious, artful boards for any size group and any occasion, going beyond the cheese and charcuterie standard. After the presentation, her book, Beautiful Boards, will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by Lucy’s Market.
Tap into your inner bartender and raise a glass! Seasoned beverage professional Randall Roberts will share ideas and techniques to make seasonal cocktails for all types of holiday merriment. What’s more, he’ll demonstrate the famous Four Roses Eggnog recipe featured in Life magazine in 1936 and offer tastings. Cheers!
Explore Home for the Holidays’ wellness retreat and then pamper yourself! Expert nail artisans from PROSE, Midtown Atlanta’s newest luxury nail boutique, will offer complimentary hand massages throughout the day. In its state-of-the-art boutique, PROSE will use high-quality, non-toxic and hypoallergenic products to elevate the traditional experience of nail and hand care.
Does your stress level mimic the frenetic pace this time of year? We invite you to explore various modalities of meditation to cultivate peace, focus and energy in mind, body and spirit. November Nichols, founder of L’Artisan Muse, a maison on Atlanta’s West Side for all things wellness-oriented, will be your guide toward bringing balance and energy to your body and brain. Before opening hours and in the Home for the Holidays meditation garden, she’ll teach how to smoothly transition from the constant chatter in the thinking mind into the powers of your higher mind. Event is complimentary with showhouse admission but registration is required.
The wellness movement has been influential in nearly every aspect of our modern lives, from the workplace to travel to home design. It has even taken center stage at this year’s Home for the Holidays with a state-of-the art wellness living space. A one hour ASID- and NKBA-accredited CEU is available for design industry professionals. In this presentation, MTI Director of Marketing Michael Kornowa will present “The Wellness Trend,” sharing insights about this movement and how home design practices can incorporate holistic therapies. After the program, Andrea Bain, developer and interior specifications designer with The O’Donnell Group, and Bill Harrison, principal architect of Harrison Design and Home for the Holidays 2019 Honorary Chair, will join Kornowa for discussion and a walking tour of the wellness space.
We have all heard the proverb, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” and when you are renovating, you need to make sure you are starting that journey off on the right foot! Join in a conversation with Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Ralls, and the showhouse architectural design team of William H. (Bill) Harrison and Frank Heery, both of Harrison Design, along with developer Andrea Bain of The O’Donnell Group, as they reveal the best practices for approaching renovation projects of all sizes. Discover which contractors need to be involved in the process, and when. Learn how to develop a proper budget, and ultimately, gain an understanding of the most common renovation pitfalls—and how to avoid them.
With never-ending possibilities of product, and ever-evolving trends, how do you stay ahead of the curve? Join Tish Mills Kirk of Tish Design and Randy O’Neil of Renaissance Tile & Bath as they explore do’s and don’ts in kitchen and bath design. Their lively discussion will touch on classic mainstays of design, trends they can’t wait to fade into the distance, and of course, funny and unexpected tales that occur during the process of creating a great design.
Transforming a home can be as extensive as a full renovation, or as simple as enhancing the existing space to create updated and refined interiors. Join Showhouse designers James Wheeler, Jena Salmon and Anna Braund as they reveal resourceful ways to complement and strengthen existing room designs. Suzanna Hamilton will moderate this panel of experts as they discuss approachable architectural and finish changes as well as aesthetic design recommendations that will add insight and enthusiasm to your home renovation.
Whether embellishing the perfect gift or accenting your home’s holiday decor, beautiful handcrafted bows add the perfect finishing touch. In this hands-on workshop, join Lori Hojnowski to learn how to make gorgeous bows and gift tags. Please note: space is limited and advance ticket purchase is required. $45 includes workshop, all materials and showhouse ticket.
Floral, garden and interior designer Zeb Grant of Zeb Grant Designs will demonstrate how to set a stunning table for your holiday entertaining in this interactive presentation. From place settings to centerpieces, he’ll share creative yet practical tips for becoming the ultimate holiday host.
Back by popular demand, it’s Sunday brunch at the showhouse, with chilled mimosas and Bloody Marys featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Enjoy a delicious, traditional brunch buffet with a whimsical holiday twist, then stay to tour the home before it opens to the public. Please note: space is limited and advance ticket purchase required. $55 includes brunch and showhouse ticket.
Take your Christmas breakfast to the next level this season with expert guidance from Alyssa and Lori Hojnowski. The duo will share crowd-pleasing recipes, creative ideas for decor and the secrets of their notoriously popular mimosa bar, worthy of stepping onto the naughty list for a bit.
What will take center stage at your holiday table? Design a festive holiday centerpiece with the guidance of Amber Schoepp, owner of Flower Bar—a full-service florist that also specializes in DIY workshops. She’ll share expert tips and instructions for how to incorporate holiday greenery, florals and other accessories to create a beautiful, lasting centerpiece. All tools and materials are provided, and you’ll take your finished creation home to enjoy over the holidays. Please note: space is limited and advance ticket purchase is required. $60 includes workshop, all materials and showhouse ticket.
Freshen up your appetizer and cocktail routine this holiday season with culinary powerhouse, Jennifer Hill Booker. A professional chef, instructor and author, Chef Jennifer will share recipes and entertaining tips, leaving you inspired to host your next gathering with holiday flair. After the presentation she will be signing copies of both of her cookbooks, Dinner Deja Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow and Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent. Both will be available for purchase.