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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

6.10.2009

Supper Club

Back in March, bloggers Meg Fairfax Fielding of Pigtown Design and Chris Cox of Easy & Elegant Life spearheaded April Food Day, a project to raise funds for hunger relief. In keeping with that spirit I thought I'd help spread the word about a related upcoming event, the Atlanta Community Food Bank's Supper Club on Monday, June 15 at Livingston Restaurant and Bar ensconced in one of our few remaining historic buildings, the Georgian Terrace Hotel.

As Supper Club host for June, Livingston will donate 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds to Atlanta’s Table, the prepared food rescue project of the Food Bank. Just plan to enjoy a leisurely meal with friends and support the community in the process.

Design buffs should have a special interest in the surroundings. According to the National Register of Historic Places, the Georgian Terrace was designed as a 10-story Southern version of a Parisian hotel. In 1911 it was built with brick and marble, and highlights include the floor-to-ceiling Palladian-style windows, dramatic curved staircases, turrets and wraparound terraces. As the National Register points out, the facade is understated except for a highly-decorative terra-cotta cornice. I believe that during F. Scott Fitzgerald's day, an actual terrace garden included huge tropical plants and European-style cafe furniture. These days Livingston Restaurant boasts sleek contemporary decor with a nod to the old glamour.

Click here for Supper Club details. Photography via the Georgian Terrace Hotel.

4 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

Courtney! I wish I could be there for this! What a great cause, and thank you for bringing it to people's attention.

Style Court said...

Meg, this event has you written all over it! Great architecture, fine food, good cause.

Southern Aspirations said...

Thanks so much for posting about this! Ironically, I drove by the Livingston for the first time earlier this week and immediately had to google it on my phone- I just loved the exterior. So exciting to attend a great event there!

Catharine said...

A wonderful event in a wonderful venue. I've been away from Atlanta for eight years and seeing this really makes me homesick. Kudos to the organizers for working to help end hunger AND drawing people to one of my favorite buildings.