FROM THE EDITOR – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018
In every issue of 17th South, we introduce you to some of the movers and shakers who help shape this city thanks to their innovative businesses and creative enterprises. Collectively, they’re helping to mold Atlanta into what is arguably the most exciting and modern city in the South.
If you’ve ever done it, or had a friend or family member who has, then you know that running a business is a monumental task that takes endless hours of devotion, not to mention the proverbial blood, sweat and tears. So, it’s all the more remarkable that some of Atlanta’s hardest working business owners are also some of the city’s most charitable inhabitants. With the holidays coming up, we thought there was no issue more appropriate in which to spotlight a few of these folks and the causes they champion—some during the holidays, and others all year long—than this one. Turn to our cover story to meet just a few of the professional and entrepreneurial men and women who make giving back a regular part of living in Atlanta. They share ways that you can get in on the action, too.
Of course, for many of us, the holidays also mean getting together with family and friends, and setting aside time for a little merriment (in other words: eating, drinking and entertainment). As usual, we’ve got plenty of ideas where those matters are concerned, from booze-free spirits to sip (they’re delicious, I promise!) to some pretty magical performances you can attend with companions of all ages. One of my own personal favorite events that comes each December is the Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes, and in this issue, writer Giannina Smith Bedford provides a sneak peek inside a home on this year’s tour. Be sure to check it out, and the tour itself, which takes place December 1 and 2.
However you plan to celebrate this season, I hope it brings much happiness to you and yours. Enjoy!
Lindsay Lambert Day