The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Featured on HGTV

Can your home wear white after Labor Day? Of course! We are thrilled to share that HGTV.com highlighted The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta in their “Why Designers Still Love White-on-White Rooms” article. The article features one of Atlanta’s most talented designers, Robert Brown of Robert Brown Interior Design, who discusses the importance of strategically-selected finishes to add interest to the space. Brown references a master bedroom at The Residences where he used the classic white walls as a backdrop for displaying unique accent pieces, like a huge gold-framed mirror and dark wood furnishings.

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“Finishes, like lacquered or mirrored tables, and different shapes and patterns add rhythm to the space, says designer Robert Brown. In a high-rise condo, he played off the white walls with his signature classic style. He balanced the white table, artwork, linens and bed with metal accents, matching dark wood end tables and an antique French chair. ‘It’s a great backdrop if you have a great antique collection,’ Brown says.”

Read the full article here and learn more about homes at The Residences here.

Sip and Savor with Sushi September at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

Looking to add an exciting, Japanese flair to your dinner routine? The Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is hosting Sushi September, featuring an exclusive sushi and sake menu through the end of the month.

Residents, guests and locals are invited to dine in The Café & Bar or on the SouthEast terrace from Wednesday to Sunday, 4 to 10 p.m. and experience an assortment of traditional and modern hand-crafted sushi dishes and hot and cold sake. Menu highlights include Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Avocado and Jalapeno and a Naruto Roll with Kampachi, Jalapeno, Cilantro, Scallions and Ponzu Sauce. The September sushi menu also features classic rolls like California and Spicy Tuna.

 

Residents are welcome to make reservations by calling +1 (404) 995-7500 or by emailing, moatl-restaurants@mohg.org.

What’s New in Buckhead

One of Atlanta’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Buckhead is known for its posh culture scene, including dining, nightlife and wellness. It’s no surprise that luxury condos in Buckhead are in high demand, given that most have easy access to unique experience, chef-driven restaurants and world-class shopping. Here’s what’s new in Buckhead this month.

Taste of Buckhead

Buckhead’s annual food and beverage festival, Taste of Buckhead, will take place on September 14 at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works. This delightful event, hosted by the Buckhead Business Association, brings elite chefs and mixologists together to serve up the best culinary experiences the city has to offer. Proceeds from the event’s Spirit Wall fundraiser will benefit Second Helping Atlanta. Tickets can be purchased here.

Solcioty Arrives in Buckhead

Father-daughter duo Chris and India Welton are bringing the first Solcioty franchise to Atlanta, with their fitness studio opening in the Tuxedo Festival shopping center. The new, high-energy gym concept, designed for moms, runners, professionals, and beginners, aims to create a fun fitness community where members can get meaningful direction to help them reach their fitness goals.

The Mourning Dove Coming to The Shops Buckhead

Birmingham-based Revelator is opening a new venture in Buckhead called The Mourning Dove. The coffee concept will replace Corso Coffee at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta this fall. The Mourning Dove will offer a coffee program similar to other Revelator locations, serving alcohol and food as well.

 

Q&A with Yoga Instructor Adrienne Everett

At the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, providing an array of luxurious amenities to residents is a top priority. Fitness and wellness are an important part of this feature, and we are proud to partner with renowned yoga instructor Adrienne Everett for Saturday morning yoga. As a certified yoga instructor, Adrienne brings balance to her students, as she pulls from life experiences gained through her journey.

What started you on your path to becoming a yoga instructor?

Everett: I was looking for a path that would allow me to find myself, and turned to yoga where I’ve taken a path towards creating self. Today, yoga is deeply connected to my self-identity, my self-awareness, my pain, my growth, and my desire for a deeper encounter. Yoga is not simply a physical progression of elongating body muscles, and growing in flexibility; it’s an experience that allows one to put past and present experiences into a clear assessment, while helping to evaluate and construct how one levers the future. Yoga is a practice, a way of life, a form of energy – unique for each individual’s practice. Yoga is simply magical, and becoming an instructor has allowed me to give a gift of what feels like unrestricted life value.

What’s one important life lesson you try to share as a yoga instructor?

Everett: John Steinbeck said it best, “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good” …really good!

How is practicing yoga at the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta different from a traditional studio environment?

Everett: When practicing yoga at the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, the experience is distinctive and comfortable. The energy that exists in the spa is welcoming and tranquil, allowing one to enter a space of social escape and total relaxation. Upon completion of class, yogis are welcome to extend their Zen by enjoying the spa amenities. A true retreat into wellness.

What is your favorite yoga pose?

Everett: My favorite pose right now is Samastitihi (mountain pose)… reflection, intentionality, and standing tall – what life is all about.

 

Fall Luxury Design Trend Roundup

 

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta are at the forefront of luxury design trends in high-rise living. Below are three fall design trends approved by the industry’s top publications and how they are incorporated at The Residences.

White on White

Who says neutral walls can’t be bold? White on white interiors are gorgeous, fresh and unexpected. No matter your style, there are countless possibilities when decorating with white. We love this elegant living space at The Residences designed by interior designer, Robert Brown. It incorporates warmer touches into the stark white interior and modern art adorns the walls, giving it life while remaining neutral, understated and perfect for changing seasons.

Clean Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

Today’s homebuyers aren’t looking for elaborately detailed kitchens with moldings, corbels and accents. Instead, they’re looking for kitchens that speak to them and their image of how they live. Buyers want clean, contemporary kitchens with a great flow. We especially love bright white or gray cabinets with glass doors to brighten a space, and can’t get enough of striking marble accents or even centerpieces like an island.

Bring on the Brass

Antique brass is making a comeback. Used as an accent in frames, lamps, furniture or various accessories, the metal instantly warms up a room. This accessory adds a subtle flair of glamour to an end table in a home at The Residences designed by interior designer, Michael Habachy. We also love it for a statement faucet or funky lighting fixture, or along with classic gold and silver finishes for a mixed metal vibe.

Rejuvenate With a HydraFacial at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

Life at The Residences comes with a host of lavish amenities supplemented by the world-class services of the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. The five-star Spa, is one of the main perks for residents who live atop the luxury hotel. This summer, The Spa is pleased to launch the newest treatment option, HydraFacials.

Experience immediate results with the multifaceted HydraFacial treatment. Appropriate for all skin types, these customizable facial treatments target a multitude of concerns including fine lines, elasticity and firmness as well as congested and problematic skin. The facial includes deep cleansing, exfoliation and a Vortex-Fusion of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. Treatments are available from 30- minute to 1 hour and 20-mintue sessions.

For reservations or more information, please call +1 (404) 995-7526 or email moatl-spa@mohg.com.

 

2017 Fall Fashion Show Roundup

As New York Fashion Week approaches, Atlanta style hubs like Lenox Square, Avalon and Phipps Plaza are gearing up for their own annual fall fashion events, featuring the hottest looks for the upcoming season and partnerships with deserving local charities. We’ve rounded up the best fashion shows happening around town – call your stylist and get your tickets today!

Fall For Fashion with Bloomindale’s at Lenox Square

Every year, Bloomingdale’s teams up with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to put together a fall fashion show in honor of Hunger Action Month. On September 12, join the food bank at Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square and enjoy a live auction, music, food, and fashion. This year, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is a Couture Sponsor and will be on-site offering “Moments of Delight” as well as a live auction package. All proceeds benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Noon to Night at Avalon

Avalon is home to an amazing collection of retailers, and many of them – including Anthropologie, Free People and Lululemon – participate in the Noon to Night fashion show, which benefits Bert’s Big Adventure, a local organization that sends seriously ill children and their families on an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World. The event will take place on September 14, and will feature both celebrity models and “Bert’s kids” from the charity walking the runway in fall looks from Avalon’s retailers, while VIP guests sip cocktails and enjoy bites from surrounding restaurants.

Jeffrey Fashion Cares at Phipps Plaza

One of the biggest and most exclusive fashion events of the year, Jeffrey Fashion Cares features looks from high-end designers like Manolo Blahnik, Celine and Givenchy and raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for Susan G. Komen and the Atlanta AIDS Fund. Join the elegant affair on August 28 and participate in the cocktail reception and live auction.

 

Virtually Explore Residence 36B

Ever dreamed of owning a half floor in Atlanta’s premier high-rise hotel? Residence 36B at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is currently available, and is the perfect size with three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and a large covered terrace. Like all homes at The Residences, it comes equipped with a gorgeous catering kitchen and spacious living and dining areas.

If you are dying to walk through this stunning home but aren’t based in Atlanta, don’t fear. We’ve created a video that allows you to walk through Residence 36B and the amenities at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta from anywhere. This on-the-go home tour video gives buyers a preview of life at the top.

If you are interested in this home, please contact Karen Rodriguez at 404-995-7580 or info@MOresidencesAtlanta.com.

 

Bid Farewell to Summer with Billecart-Salmon at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

End your summer on a sparkling note in the lavish English Garden at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta on Wednesday, September 6. Enjoy a delicious, five-course meal made with seasonal ingredients and perfectly paired with Billecart-Salmon champagnes. As an added treat, Alexandre Bader, general manager of Billecart-Salmon will be joining guests and sharing his infinite champagne knowledge. 
 
In the heart of Champagne, situated in the charming village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, is a Champagne House family-owned and independent for nearly 200 years. The House of Billecart-Salmon is part of a rare family estate, who through their work and their know-how, has built the myth of champagne. Alexandre has been in charge of spreading the prestigious brand’s values since 1993. 
 
Tickets to the dinner are priced at $155 per person and can be reserved by emailing, moatl-rsvp@mohg.com

Sip & Be Seen: Summer Wine Experiences in Atlanta

Nothing says summer like sipping a glass of chilled rosé while sampling hors d’oeuvres in a fabulous locale. Atlanta is a city that loves wine, as evident by the bevy of wine bars and restaurants around town. Explore these three local options to enjoy great wine experiences in Atlanta as summer comes to a close.

The Café & Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

Complementing Atlanta’s acclaim of being home to the ‘New South’s’ gourmet evolution, The Café & Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is a sophisticated meeting place for power lunches, elegant dinners, and of course, fine wine. The hotel boasts an impressive selection of high-end wines and hosts wine-inspired events throughout the summer, often partnering with prestigious brands like Krug Champagne.

Aqua Vino

Cap off your summer with an elegant evening of wine and “wow”s at the Georgia Aquarium on Friday, August 25. The 12th annual Aqua Vino event will feature over 200 wines from around the world and tastings from more than 30 premier metro Atlanta restaurants. Best of all, proceeds from the event support the aquarium’s research and conservation efforts. Tickets range from $95 to $225 and can be purchased here.

City Winery

City Winery made its Atlanta debut last summer at hotspot Ponce City Market. A first of its kind in intown Atlanta, the winery doubles as an intimate music venue that offers New American fare and hosts private events. Visit the restaurant and sample a variety of house-made wines on tap directly from the in-house winery while enjoying live music or a fun comedy show.

 

Luxury Housing News

The Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is at the forefront of trends and technology in luxury high-rise living. Below are links to three noteworthy real estate stories that caught our eye recently.

Redfin: Inventory Shortage Now Impacts Luxury Housing Market by Brena Swanson for HousingWire

Excerpt:

“According to the latest luxury housing market report by Redfin, luxury home prices grew 7.5% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to last year, to an average of $1.79 million.”

Is Now the Right Time to Start Selling Luxury Real Estate? By Kris Miller for Inman.

Excerpt:

“With current inventory shortage, and a highly competitive market, more and more homebuyers are opting for the luxury market – and not simply as a large investment opportunity; these buyers are settling into the homes as a long-term plan and planting roots. We’re talking legitimate luxury homes, which cost an average of $1.65 million and come equipped with all the expected bells and whistles.”

What Luxury Home Builders Consider Worth the Splurge by Katy McLaughlin for The Wall Street Journal

Excerpt:

“What builders consider worthy of including—or excluding—from their personal homes can be revealing. The features deemed “essential” by buyers who earn over $150,000 a year are relatively common comforts, such as laundry rooms and ceiling fans, plus basic “green” features such as Energy Star appliances and energy-efficient windows, according to the results of a 2017 National Association of Home Builders survey of buyers’ home preferences.”

 

The Maisonettes at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Featured in Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta

Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta recently featured The Residences’ newest luxury living option, The Maisonettes. The article, Amenity Heaven, gives readers an inside look at the high-end amenities that come with living in a luxury hotel. The Maisonettes are a truly one-of-a-kind project in Atlanta, with three stories of private living space, a yard, a large garage and all the amenities and lock-and-leave lifestyle of a hotel residence. We’re thrilled that the publication featured this product in their “Amenity Heaven” article, highlighting the personalized services and outdoor spaces.

Excerpt:

“The Maisonettes at Mandarin Oriental are three-story dwellings offering a front yard that’s ideal for pet owners, a 500-plus-square-foot outdoor terrace equipped with a gas fireplace and Viking grill, and five-star hotel perks: Think 24/7 room service, professional chefs for dinner parties, personal grocery shoppers and even on-demand pet care.”

Read the full article here and learn more about The Maisonettes here.