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Atlanta Symphony Associates announces signature events for 2013 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens
Atlanta Symphony Associates announces signature events for 2013 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Associates is pleased to announce a series of signature events as part of the 43rd Annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens. In addition to touring the home, these events welcome all attendees to participate and indulge in tailored special presentations — including lectures, book signings, garden tours, wine tastings, and cooking demonstrations — that will take place at Tuffeau Estate in April and May.
The French-inspired home, designed by Atlanta’s well-known residential designer William T. Baker, will play host to these special events and provide firsthand experiences with a variety of keynote presenters. Events are complimentary with the purchase of a ticket to tour the home on the same day of the presentation. All proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its education and community engagement programs.
2013 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens Signature Events
A New Take on Food & Wine
Chef Chris Hall
Sunday, April 21, 2013 – 2:00 p.m.
Come taste and learn with Chef Chris Hall at the Show House as he leads a discussion of what to eat and drink together. He will cover a variety of questions such as: Do the old "rules" regarding food and wine pairing still apply? Are there new ideas, grape varietals, and fun to be had in 2013?
30A Style
Lynn Nesmith
The definitive coffee table book on the gracious homes and unique communities of Scenic Highway 30A 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.
Join author Lynn Nesmith for a book signing and discussion on the 20-mile stretch of beach along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida known fondly as 30A. From Grayton to WaterColor to Alys Beach, the 192-page book 30A Style opens the doors of 22 homes within the older neighborhoods and vibrant new towns of 30A.  Lynnwill explore the area’s distinctive native landscape and rare coastal dunes lakes and discuss the role of Seaside in the architectural movement known as “New Urbanism.”
Southern My Way: Fresh & Light for Spring
Gena Knox
Thursday, April 25, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.
Gena Knox, author of Southern My Way: Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors, will reveal new and healthy spins on legendary luncheon favorites and give a few recipe sneak peaks from her new book Southern My Way: Food & Family debuting in October.
Soiree: Entertaining with Style & Gracious Living
Danielle Rollins
Thursday, May 2, 2013 – 11:30 a.m.
Join Danielle Rollins— author of bestseller Soirée Entertaining with Style (Rizzoli 2012), contributing editor for Veranda, and lifestyle editor for LuxeCrush.com — as she talks about her new book where her signature style is explored mixing a dash of glamour with an approachable flair.  
Designing Great American Homes
William T. Baker
Friday, May 3, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.
William T. Baker, the designer for this year's Show House, will speak about designing great American homes. William T. Baker enjoys a reputation for the impeccable design of private residences, commercial projects, and historic renovations. His work spans the American continent and Asia and has been featured extensively in print and broadcast media around the world. He writes and lectures on a variety of subjects including architectural design, theory, and the history of architecture.
A Time to Plant & Cook
James Farmer
Thursday, May 9, 2013 – 11:30 a.m.
Southern food is more than cornbread, biscuits, and fried chicken. James Farmer— a young voice for the new south — revamps the menu with his own twists on traditional southern dishes. Join us for a special lecture and book signing as we explore James’ take on the southern staples.
Stevie Wonder vs Steve Jobs?: The Marriage of an Old World Technology with The Digital Age
Ike VanMeter and Stevan Mills
Thursday, May 9, 2013 – 3:30 p.m.
Steinway Piano Galleries’ Ike VanMeter, Institutional Sales Director, and Stevan Mills, General Manager, will provide a demonstration of how the piano, a 300-year-old mechanical technology, has been merged with the digital technology of today by utilizing Apple’s iPad platform to enable artists such as Nora Jones, Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Elton John, and many others to actually play your piano right in your very own home.
Seize the Moment and Take Control
Chris H. Olsen
Friday, May 10, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.
Join Chris H. Olsen as he motivates you to expand your horizons and wipe away any self-doubt you may have about creating your own space. With his humor, energetic personality, and knowledge, Chris demonstrates how you can make small reinventions by sharing unique and stylish ideas so your home and landscape will be a thrilling, yet soothing and inviting place, in any season.
Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour
Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Explore spectacular private gardens representing the finest in garden design. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Special discount offered to Show House patrons on Mother's Day weekend: May 11-12.
About the 2013 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens
The 2013 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens at Tuffeau Estate is a French-inspired home designed by Atlanta’s well-known residential designer William T. Baker. The house is set among a West Paces Ferry neighborhood and considered to be one of Baker’s finest works. The home is entirely clad in a French limestone, equipped with architectural antiques such as leaded windows, French paneling and marble mantles. More than 32 designers will bring 30 plus spaces to life and are encouraged to include a musical element in each room. Visitors will be swept off their feet as each room they enter will have been completely redesigned to fit a unique theme of the designer’s choice, paying homage to Baker and to this incredible event, which is the longest running of its kind in the Southeast.
About the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), currently in its 68th season, is one of America’s leading orchestras. It performs great music, presents leading artists, educates and engages music lovers. The ASO serves as the cornerstone for artistic development and music education in the southeast. It performs more than 200 concerts each year for a combined audience of more than a half million in a full schedule of performances. It also reaches more than 67,000 students and underserved members of the community through its education and community outreach programs.