Don’t think of February as just another month in the way of spring! Two of our favorite events of the year are taking place this month, and we have a few ideas for Valentine’s, too!
January 26 – February 2
Cathedral Antiques Show & Tour of Homes
Atlanta’s oldest antique’s show, the Cathedral Antiques Show & Tour of Homes kicked off this past weekend, but there is still lots of fun to be had. Visit www.cathedralantiques.org for more information and tickets to events.
Here’s the lineup of events:
January 29: Preview Party
January 30-February 1: Daily Admission to the show, including complementary lectures and afternoon tea
January 30: Day of Design is a fun filled way to attend three lectures, a boxed lunch, champagne toast and an afternoon of shopping the show.
January 31: Drinks and Antiques. Enjoy libations while pursuing the show on Friday evening.
February 1: Jennifer Boles of the Peak of Chic Blog will speak about her new book, “In with the Old”
February 2: Tour of Homes includes 5 treasured Atlanta Homes
February 3 – 8
Spotlight on Art: Trinity Art Show
A wonderful way to find new art and support a local school! Trinity’s Spotlight on Art showcases a large collection of paintings and visual art from 350 emerging and well-known artist. Each artist is selected by a committee with contemporary, impressionism, folk, jewelry, pottery and sculpture artists all well represented. Parking and admission is free. www.spotlightonart.com
Valentine’s Events from Around Town
Southern Art & Bourbon Bar
Warm up this Valentine’s Day with Bourbon Bar’s exclusive cocktail, “New Love, Old Love.” Crafted by head mixologist Clay Livingston, this festive libation mixes Old Forester Signature bourbon with Jules Theuriet Crème de Cassis, champagne and Grand Marnier-marinated cherries. Valentine’s Day specials include a little gem salad with house-cured bacon confit for an appetizer and an entrée of smoked grilled breast of duck with cornbread pudding. southernart.com
This Valentine’s Day Ecco is celebrating love from around the world. In addition to the regular menu, Ecco will feature internationally-inspired entrees entrees including wood-fired baked oysters with leek cream, house-made bacon and herb breadcrumbs, roasted quail served alongside couscous, stone fruit, pumpernickel stuffing and sherry agrodolce and love letters with charred rapini-filled ravioli, spiced duck sausage and pecorino. The evening’s exclusive dessert will be Grand Marnier chocolate soufflé topped with Earl Gray crème anglaise. ecco-atlanta.com
4th & Swift
Enjoy a romantic, multi-course prix fixe dinner at 4th & Swift for Valentine’s Day. Chef Jay Swift and team will deliver seasonal, American comfort food and handcrafted cocktails. The modern ambiance of the restaurant and floor-to-ceiling views into the exhibition kitchen provide a perfect backdrop for a romantic evening in the Old Fourth Ward. The dinner is $85 per person with a $40 optional wine pairing. www.4thandswift.com
Woodfire Grill hosts two Valentine’s events. The first event is the 6th annual “Fools for Love” event on Monday, February 1oth at 7 p.m. Georgia Shakespeare Artists will provide jazz standards and love songs throughout the evening. There will be a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Tickets are $150 and $90 is tax deductible. Purchase tickets through Georgia Shakespeare. www.gashakespeare.org. On Valentine’s night, Woodfire Grill is hosting a special five-course tasting menu with wine pairings available. www.woodfiregrill.com
Martinis and Imax
Fernbank Museum’s Martinis & IMAX is hosting a special Valentine’s Day edition featuring two iconic movies, a prime rib entrée and heart-shaped cookie dessert, special Valentine décor, live music and more. www.fernbankmuseum.org/experience-imax/martinis-and-imax
Enjoy Atlanta in February!