Patty Webb and Ambassador Andrew Young“Latin Fever Ball”

I was honored as the Guild Chair for the Latin American Association’s largest annual fundraiser, Latin Fever Ball, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the InterContinental Buckhead.  Laura and Rutherford Seydel were this year’s Chairs for the event.

We broke all records for the total amount of money raised for the LAA at this year’s gala, and maintained the tradition of being the best party in Atlanta.  Our goial was $275,000 and we raised over $430,000.  I am very proud of and thankful for everyone at the LAA and members of the Guild for their role in helping to make this happen.

 

Corporate sponsors included:

Presenting Sponsor: UPS;

Diamond-level sponsors: The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Georgia Power, State Farm Insurance, Telemundo Atlanta;

Platinum-level sponsors: Wellsfargo;

Gold-Level Sponsors: AGL Resourcers; Alston & Bird; Atlanta International School; The Goizueta Foundation; Hartsfield Jackson International Airport,; Turner Broadcasting System

Silver Sponsors:  Patty Webb of Harry Norman Realtors; Chick-fil-A; Eurochem; Georgia Pacific; King & Spalding; Mangia, LLC; Troutman Sanders

Media Sponsors: The Atlantan, MundoHispanico; WSB-TV

Angel Fall

Angel Fall

Update:

This week I was asked by Aníbal Torres, LAA Executive Director to be the Guild Chair again in 2016.  Many of the guild members echoed the sentiment and since we made such a great team, and achieved amazing results; I had to say ‘yes’ to such a deserving organization.  I look forward to successful 2016 Latin Fever Ball.

About The Latin American Association:  The LAA positively impacted the lives of over 40,000 individuals in 2014 and is the largest provider of social services in the Atlanta Latino community.     The Latin American Association helps Latino families achieve their aspirations for their academic, social and economic advancement. We accomplish this through direct programs and integrated community partnerships that focus on youth academic achievement, education and prevention, and services to families with urgent needs. The LAA offers employment, immigration and translation services, as well as programs for youth, computer classes, parenting classes, and English and Spanish language classes. Visit www.thelaa.org for more information

Anis Bistro

Everyone has to eat, and nothing is more enjoyable than sharing good food with good friends.  Please enjoy a few of my favorite restaurants here in Buckhead and around Atlanta.

  • Le Bilboquet – This is a new restaurant in the heart of Buckhead Atlanta. I love to have lunch or a late afternoon coffee here with clients during the week or Sunday brunch with my family.  The staff are very friendly and the food is excellent.  The tables are small and intimate, and there is outdoor seating which will be great now that fall is here.
  • Anis Bistro – Anis is a favorite of mine and many AIS families. Set in a home in Garden Hills, owner Arnaud Michel ensures the food is authentic and always delicious.  I love to sit in the patio where the ambiance is casual and friendly.  The new seating on the side is nice and quiet. My favorite dish is Steak Frites (Its on the lunch menu but available for dinner, you just have to ask!)
  • Superica – I just found this restaurant in the Krog Street Market/Inman Park neighborhood. It is next to the belt line so you can stop in before or after your walk or bike ride.  They serve Tex Mex so everyone can find something to eat.  They are open for breakfast and my favorite is the Chorizo, potatoes and eggs.  Walk across the street to get desert at Jakes ice cream!
  • Lotta Fruita – I first tasted Lotta Fruita when they catered a lunch event. I fell in love with the presentation and of course, the fruit.  The original restaurant in the Old Fourth Ward is in a small building in a residential neighborhood.  There are only a few tables inside and outside, so we often get the food to go.  They make the best smoothies with real fruit, and the sandwiches are simple but delicious.  My favorite item is during the winter when they make Colombian soup, Ajiaco.
  • Bacchanalia – Reservations are a must for an intimate/romantic dinner here. They offer a five course ‘prix fixe’ dinner that I highly recommend.  This has been my favorite spot for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries since 1993

Le Bilboquet

http://www.lebilboquetatlanta.com 3035 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

(404) 869-9944

Anis Bistro

http://www.anisbistro.com

2974 Grandview Avenue

Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 233-9889

Steak Frites

steak frites from anis

Superica

http://www.supericaatl.com

99 Krog St Ne, Atlanta, GA 30307 · 5.59 mi

(678) 791-1310

Lotta Fruita

http://www.lottafrutta.com

Old Fourth Ward
590 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

404-588-0857

 

www.starprovisions.com/bacchanalia/

1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

404.365.0410 ext

 

Piedmont Park 001

One of my favorite things about Atlanta is how green it is. If you’ve ever seen the city from above, maybe from an airplane window, you can really appreciate just how many trees and parks there are, even in the heart of the city. When I have an afternoon free, I love nothing more than going with my family and our two dogs to one of the many parks around Atlanta. Remember most of these park require you to pay for parking, usually a few dollars, so take some cash.  Here are a few of my favorites:

 

  1. East Palisades – Whitewater Creek Trails – It’s hard to believe you’re just a few miles from Buckhead at Whitewater Creek. Great hiking and if you have any dogs, and a great place to let your dogs play in the Chattahoochee.
  1. Red Top Mountain – This park is about 45 minutes from Buckhead but is never crowded. My favorite trail is about 5 miles long but wide and relatively flat so it is easy walking, or even good for riding a bike.  Most importantly, it is entirely shaded so it is a great place for a hike in the summer.
  1. Piedmont Park – Right in the heart of Midtown, Atlanta this is one of the best and most popular parks because of its size and location. It’s surrounded by great local restaurants, and basically has everything you would want in a park from a public pool, a baseball field, a duck pond, a fenced-in dog park, and even a beach volleyball court. Great for families and dogs and on Saturday mornings there is a small farmers market by the Piedmont entrance.  Parking is all around the park, but my favorite parking spot is the parking deck off of Monroe Street.
  1. Stone Mountain – Stone Mountain is a private park, so there is an entrance fee, or buy an annual pass which pays for itself if you go more than twice a year. There are several options for hiking or riding your bike.  Hiking up to the top of the mountain is popular and the view is spectacular.
  1. Frankie Allen Park – This park is right in Garden Hills and is one of the many hidden treasures in Atlanta, neighborhood parks. It is the home of Buckhead baseball, and has several open pavilions for picnics.  Its an amazing oasis in the city, and we take our dogs there almost every day.