Happy summer friends!

I hope this finds you sipping sweet tea in the shade somewhere that makes you feel like a kid again. Isn’t that what summer is all about? Feeling unencumbered and inspired? When you're packing your weekend or summer vacation reading bag, I hope you'll pop in this copy of Midtown Lifestyle. This is our second issue. What do you think?…

13th Annual Driskell Prize Dinner

The High Museum of Art honored Naima J. Keith, the 2017 recipient of the David. C. Driskell Prize, the first national award to honor and celebrate contributions to the field of African American art and art history.

Welcome, No2 Opus Place

On the future site of No2 Opus Place, a celebration for the opening of the Sales Gallery was a grand event. Guests gathered under a beautiful tent, enjoyed fabulous food and wine, and were treated to a performance by Jennifer Holiday. OpusPlaceAtlanta.com

Four Seasons is 20

The Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta celebrated 20 years of Southern hospitality with a mayoral proclamation, champagne toasts and food from the lovely Bar Margot. Congratulations to this esteemed Midtown institution! Photography Sue Collins and Cliff Robinson.

Secrets of a Home Lender

With intown Atlanta’s real estate market booming, we asked Megan Speno of HomeServices Lending to remind us how to shop for a loan officer and why that relationship is important during the home buying process.

Taste of the Highlands

The longest-running, volunteer-organized food event in the city, Taste of the Highlands returned after a one-year hiatus, sponsored by Fifth Group Restaurants. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta benefited, supporting various initiatives including critical care equipment, emergency transport vehicles and patient and family support services. Follow @MidtownLifestyleMagazine on Instagram for more events!

Freedom Farmers Market

This sweet market has grown, but not too much. You can get a coffee, fresh flowers and all the beautiful produce you need for the weekend. Saturdays, year around, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Carter Center Library, 453 Freedom Parkway Northeast. Take MARTA to Inman Park or park there. 

Food & Wine Fest

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival was a four-day culinary experience dedicated to shining an international spotlight on the rich food and beverage traditions of the South from Texas to the District of Columbia. Midtown was well-represented!

July 2017 Around Town

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta is set to celebrate 25 stylish years on Monday, August 28th. Considered the official kick-off to fall social season, the annual philanthropic fête founded by acclaimed retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky will return to Phipps Plaza for an unforgettable evening that includes a cocktail reception followed by a live auction and runway show featuring style selections from high-end…

Have Dad Stick It To ‘Em!

Come on, splurge on Dad and get him a sporty ride that demands a stick shift. Mazda’s Miata family has a cult following and for good reason. Their attractive two-seaters are not only reliable but attractive, inexpensive and simply a joy to drive. The latest edition—the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF—is loaded with options, rests on 17-inch alloy wheels, and gets…