The cool kids hit the West side last night to step into a once barren warehouse transformed into the super bowl of event and set design. Cars were lined up down Chattahoochee Avenue to get a preview of Atlanta’s most proclaimed event, interior and set designers as well as tastes from the best event caterers and trendsetting restaurants at the opening of The Next Cool Thing.
The event had my vote as I walked the red carpet and strolled onto the set of Sex and The City and then hopped on over to the sexy set of James Bond and then through the trenches of Star Wars. The event was dotted with the upper cusp of Atlanta’s social buzzers and even a celebrity or two (Tyler Perry strolled the event incognito).
The Good: A variety of entertainment including acrobatics, casino games and live performances.
The Great: The best of the best showcased their over the top designs. My favorite sets were Six Feet Under, James Bond, Sex and The City and Black Swan.
The Creative: Zest Atlanta serving delicious bites via the infamous bond girls.
The Luxurious: The room was dotted with a benz, vintage rolls, jag and an energy trendy smart car looking euro car.
The Bad: Valet filling up early does not pair well with 30 degree temperatures.
The Ugly: Cold crab cakes from Six Feet Under and a poor beverage selection.
Final Words: The Next Cool Thing was an overall Cool Event! It truly showcases how lucky Atlanta is to have so much talent!