Epting Events hit the road with the Black Tie & BBQ crew to the Atlanta Film Festival to meet with top directors, producers and actors and, of course, add that Epting touch to select parties during the festival. Our favorite party that we attended was the HBO Game of Thrones Premier party. Over 4,000 fans lined up outside of the historic Fox Theatre to watch the season five premier and attend an afterparty complete with Game of Thrones themed snacks (think wintercake muffins and an insect bar!). We had to share some favorite memories, from larger than life dragons to wondering ghostly white walkers. Thank you to the Atlanta Film Festival and HBO Game of Thrones for letting us be a part of this unforgettable night!
On the morning of April 1 at 8:30 am sharp, the Habitat for Humanity volunteers were starting their final day of building on the lawn of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library. Across town, the Epting team was packing up a construction themed barbecue lunch substantial enough to feed the men and women who had been working for three days on completing a house frame. The reason for the hastily built home in the middle of the University of Georgia’s campus was to celebrate the donation of Habitat for Humanity’s International records to UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. These materials are currently the largest addition to a body of related collections at Hargrett that revolve around the topics of housing, philanthropy, and social change. [Read more…]
Each year our friends at Flagpole Magazine crown the favorite joints in Athens. From best lunch place to best plumber, there’s not much these guys don’t cover. Some categories are obvious picks (if you don’t vote The Grit for best vegetarian options then we’re not saying you’re wrong but you’re pretty much wrong). However, others are a bit harder to narrow down. Best local burger? How could we ever pick just one? Best place to watch the Dawgs play? Being forced to pick between Allgood and Magnolia’s seems downright cruel.
We love having members of the Epting family out to The Hill, especially when that family member takes the form of the incredibly talented Whitney Huynh of Tulle & Grace Fine Art Photography. Whitney came out recently for a stylized shoot with local Athens model, Mercedes Bleth, and Forage + Fleur: Organic Floral Design. Thanks to this crew’s exceptionally ethereal touch, the finished product surpassed our wildest dreams. Check out some of our favorites below and be sure to visit Tulle & Grace’s blog for the full post! Thanks so much, Whitney. Come back soon!
After the holidays I always find myself with random bits and pieces of leftover ingredients. Like the one and a half cinnamon sticks sadly sitting by themselves in the pantry after a serious apple cider binge. Or the dismantled pomegranate strewn about the fridge due to a frantic decision to add some flair to the cranberry sauce this year. And since we are currently a week and a half into January, and New Years is the last holiday I can technically claim, some these ingredients are getting to be a little wilted to say the least. [Read more…]
There’s something that’s borderline magical about the pop of a can of cinnamon rolls. You carefully peel back the corner of the paper, tear along the perforated edge and then POP. A roll of gooey, cinnamon encrusted, calorie laden, terrible for you dough appears and you’re suddenly 13 minutes away from a hot, sweet breakfast (or snack. Or dinner. No judgment here). [Read more…]
In my backyard at home in Tifton, Georgia there are several giant Christmas trees. Okay, they’re actually fir trees or spruce trees or something, but I’m no forestry expert so I’m going with Christmas trees. Each year these holiday giants put out little seedlings that grow into mini Christmas trees. While the baby trees are ever so cute, they clutter the landscaping and have the potential to eventually choke the parent trees’ roots.
One of my favorite holiday memories as a child is making little Christmas crafts. I would get out the neon felt, pom poms, and glitter, lots and lots of glitter, and go to town making gaudy Christmas trees, snow men, Santas, whatever my little heart desired. My mom would dutifully display these treasures around the house for our guests to ooh and awe over. Now when my family unpacks the holiday decorations, we still find glitter remnants from these crafts covering the ornaments. It’s a nice reminder of Christmases past plus an excellent reason to break out the vacuum.
At some point in history Christmas time became synonymous with ooey, gooey, sugary, delicious holiday cookie time. And at Epting Events we don’t believe in passing up sweets for any reason, much less an excellent reason like Christmas. [Read more…]
I have a brother that is impossible to buy a good Christmas gift for. The newest, coolest techno gadget? He got it three months ago. Tickets to the awesome concert that’s happening in his neighborhood? Saw that band before they were even cool. Twice. [Read more…]