Weekly Wrap Up: Friday, May 19th 2017

CRANK UP THE AC, SUMMER'S HERE

The first in a series of weekly overviews with notable articles, my favorite home I toured this week, events over the next few days and more. 

Whoo, what a week. It's getting hot here in Atlanta and I'm starting to regret buying a black car with a black interior. Fortunately the air conditioning works just fine so I haven't heard any complaints from my clients as we've driven around town. Also, iced coffee. Lots of iced coffee. 

ON MY RADAR

  • The Point at Cascade seems like an intriguing commercial / retail concept coming to Cascade Heights. I've become more and more familiar with the area as clients have expressed more of an interest in looking at westside properties and I'm embarrassed to say I haven't really checked out any local restaurants while we've been over there. It'll be interesting to see what tenants they land. 
  • Atlanta City Studio moved over that way, and they're running a monthly book club. I'm going to try and make the next session on June 20th where they'll review Jane Jacobs' "The Death and Life of Great American Cities." It'll pair nicely with Citizen Jane which I'm hoping to see this weekend at the Midtown Arts Cinema. 
  • And in even more southwest Atlanta news, the Georgia Trust is holding a day-long program highlighting  southwest neighborhoods, universities and historic buildings on June 10th. 
  • The Atlanta Design Festival is also that weekend, and you're more likely to find me on the modern architecture tour

HOME OF THE WEEK

On caravans this week (which are like open houses just for agents) I got to tour this lovely bungalow in Midtown. I admire homes like this where the floors are well-maintained, the kitchen has real wood cabinets, the expansive porch invites lazy Sunday lounging, there isn't a vinyl shower insert to be seen and rather they've lovingly maintained the clawfoot tubs, and my personal favorite - the ornate fireplace summer covers. Swoon. Afterward, I had the added bonus of visiting my friends at Hi-Lo Press a block away immediately afterward and saw their current show on display.

THINGS THAT ARE NOT FESTIVALS

  • My husband and his friends are going to the West Georgia Mud Park this weekend to check out their Mega Truck Series. Promises to be loud and dirty. 
  • Have you been to East Atlanta recently? If not, be sure to check out the food hall at We Suki Suki. I've had not one, not two, but three bahn mi sandwiches this week and I'm fortunate I'm able to walk to good food in my neighborhood whenever I want. 
  • The Roast of Seinfeld is tonight, Friday May 19th at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge. I love that they host comedy, literary and music events. 
  • The Wylde Center (Oakhurst) is hosting a Spring Sprouts Festival at the Edgewood Community Learning Garden this Sunday, May 21st. A family friendly event -  they'll have popsicles, face painting and  games for kids. 

WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT WEEK

  • My fantastic clients close on their new house late next week and will be relocating from Pennsylvania to live in Georgia. I've been having fun putting together a gift / welcome bag for them full of Georgia / Atlanta-specific items from local restaurants, vendors and friends. 
  • I'll be busy preparing a great new listing in Edgewood - details coming soon! 
  • I have several clients actively looking in Adair Park, Capitol View, Medlock Park and North Druid Hills. Have you been thinking of selling or know of someone toying with the idea of buying or selling? Have them get in touch, I'd love to see what we can work out. 
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