Flowers bloomed, birds chirped and Atlanta was all a-flutter with lots of April news and announcements. In case you missed what went down this month, here’s a little recap:
Governor Nathan Deal Vetoes Religious Liberties Bill
Governor Deal made major headlines all over the country after vetoing the controversial religious liberties bill that would have made it OK for organizations to refuse services that go against their faith — most notably, same-sex marriage. Though the bill passed through the state legislature, it failed to receive the governor’s approval after he was inundated with backlash from many heavy-hitters in important, powerful industries who deemed the bill discriminatory and a step away from civil rights.
Who’s Hungry for UberEATS?
You know that terrible feeling of being super hungry but your inability to cook (or even the inability to decide on what to cook) overrides your hunger pangs and you just sit there, getting hungrier and hungrier by the minute? Forget that rumbly in your tumbly because Atlanta now has UberEATS! Culinary obstacles be damned! Now, just download the app, figure out what you’re craving and UberEATS will deliver the food right to your door.
NARS Boutique Opens in Atlanta
There’s makeup and then there’s makeup. Earlier this month, world renowned cosmetics company NARS opened one of its flagship boutiques at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. NARS has made a name for itself for its high-end, professionally regarded makeup, and it’s a big honor for the brand to open their own boutique in Atlanta. The opening kicked off with a party — also celebrating NARS’s new limited collection for summer 2016 — which evokes luxury set along the French Riviera and other glamorous seaside spots.
Souper Jenny Has a Super New Location
We thought the world had ended after Café Jonah closed its doors and then we found out that Souper Jenny was moving. However, all is well on Planet Jenny as Souper Jenny’s original location moved just a few blocks away to inside the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead. Now we can enjoy our Curried Yellow Squash soup AND learn about our city’s historical roots.
TGIFood Truck Fridays
The only thing that could make Fridays better are mobile restaurants, otherwise known as our favorite thing on four wheel: food trucks! The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and Central Atlanta Progress will host Food Truck Fridays on the Broad Street Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from now until the end of summer. The event, with support from MARTA and the South Downtown community, will be a great way to spend summer lunch breaks downtown.
Atlanta institution (and overall delicious restaurant) Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant permanently closed its doors on April 25. Alfredo’s, first opening in 1974, was part of the colorful businesses sitting along Cheshire Bridge. The lot will be used for an apartment complex but don’t count out Alfredo’s just yet. The Italian eatery posted on their Facebook page that they are looking for a new location, so keep those fingers crossed!
D.R.E.A.Ming of Peace
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site opened “Georgia’s Global Peacemakers: The Carter and King Legacy” exhibition in the D.R.E.A.M Gallery at the visitor center. The exhibition highlights Georgia’s noteworthy leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Jimmy Carter and the peacemaking work of these two men.
Get Ready for Field Day!
Atlanta Field Day 2016 doesn’t happen until mid-July but since the dates and times were just announced, we wanted to make sure all of our light-footed, limber StyleBlueprint readers had time to train for this awesome event. Atlanta Field Day is a reminder of the fun (and competition) of elementary school, when everyone got a prize for participating (we still have our Honorary Athlete ribbon). Before you head out to the field on July 16, recruit your team of eight now, then register online so you can show everybody that all those years of tater tots and recess were in preparation of the glory you will earn at Atlanta Field Day as an adult.
Although 2016 has proven quite tragic for beloved musicians, we were especially hit hard with the news of Prince’s passing this month. We end April’s Taking Root with a “Kiss…”