THE ROOM SERVICE ATLANTA 2013 PARTY PICS...THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

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Listen to  me--when I tell you this party was SO much fun, I tell you no lie.
Each year our wrap party gets bigger and better, and what I love so much about these pics is that Katlyne Hill--the photographer who so graciously donated her services to cover our event--did an EXCELLENT job at capturing the energy and feel that was alive in the showroom last Thursday (and THIS is why professional photography is so important!!). Everyone truly had a blast...and I think it shows.
As always, I can't sing the praises of our Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams partners enough. Ben Collins, Jonathan White & Brian Waidelich continually support us, push and encourage us to do more and more each year and we wouldn't be all that we are today without their support. They got behind us when all we had was a dream for RSA--but nothing tangible to show for it--and haven't looked back! This year MGBW Atlanta donated over $30,000 worth of furniture & lighting to our project at UMCH (and I mean the good stuff, y'all) and it made all the difference. From sofas to dining tables, nightstands, lighting, console tables, dressers, almost every designer's room featured something from the MGBW stash...and for that, Erika & I are eternally grateful.
So without further adieu, here are some pics from our party...be sure to visit the MGBW Facebook page to see more and please join us at UMCH this Saturday, June 15th from 12-3pm for an Open House to see all of the incredible transformations & meet our talented designers. 
My girlfriend Cami...love this girl!!
Erika & I with RSA Participating Designers Kandrac & Kole, Lori Mary & Rhoda Vickers
Part of the MGBW Atlanta team
Hands down, The Varsity was a hit!!

These 3 ALWAYS come out to support my events. Met them years ago while taking design classes and we're still as close as we were then! 
 The Kandrac & Kole team
Erika and I...we finally slowed down enough to get some pics together this time!

MJ, on the left, has been one of my biggest supporters from waayy back when.  She's publishing a book in the Fall and is donating $1 from the sale of each book to RSA. 
Sherry Hart & photostylist/author, Annette Joseph

I got to know Helen's mom pretty well during the install and she is such a dear--she's pledged to be a stand-in for my Atlanta mom since my mom is all the way across the country. I swear she must've worked as hard as her daughter in getting her room together...such a sweet lady! (Kari Fisher on L, Helen Harbin Davis on R)  
Gena, my Arc Com rep at ADAC Atlanta, and her hubby Andrew!

 Bob Bruder-Matson, CEO of UMCH

Eddie Ammonds Brumbaugh, Jackson Charles Design Studio

 Angela Blehm
 Tobey Sanders, Ben Collins, Erika Ward & Eddie Ammonds Brumbaugh

 Erika & Tiffini Gatlin, EIC of Atlanta Tastemaker magazine (love this pic of them!)
To everyone who helped with your labor, money, in-kind donation and/or words of support...
thank you,
thank you,
THANK YOU. 

(now make sure you come out to see the cottages in person at the open house this weekend!)

MGBW ATLANTA CELEBRATES ROOM SERVICE ATLANTA 2013

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It's that time again!!
We're finally wrapping our 2013 charity service project for Room Service Atlanta and Mitchell Gold Bob Williams Atlanta is ready to party down! Please join us next Thursday, June 6 from 5pm-7pm in the MGBW showroom as we unveil our complete redesign project at the United Methodist Children's Home and celebrate work of all of our amazing designers. In a rush? No worries-we'll have valet parking and yummy treats by The Varsity food truck, King of Pops and more!
Please RSVP to: rsvp@roomserviceatlanta.org
Can't wait to see you there!

COME PARTY WITH RSA + MGBW ATLANTA!

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Join Room Service Atlanta, our various sponsors and amazing Participating Designers (19!!) next Thursday as Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams hosts our 2012 wrap party. Be among the the first to see the amazing transformations our designers have created at UMCH and find out more about next year's project!
When: November 1, 2012 5-7pm
Where: MGBW, 3081 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta
Please RSVP to: rsvp@roomserviceatlanta.org
Hope to see you all on Nov. 1! 

MITCHELL GOLD BOB WILLIAMS ATLANTA TAKES A STAND AGAINST BULLYING

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My friends at MGBW Atlanta are at it again! This Thursday, September 13th they're hosting an amazing event to benefit the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, the world's first foundation dedicated to anti-bullying. Sponsored by the fabulous Tony Conway of A Legendary Event, The Advocate & Smirnoff, this is sure to be a swing event to benefit a great organization with live music, hors d'oeuvrs & fabulous cocktails. RSVP at rsvp@mgbwatlanta.com & I'll see you there! 

JOIN ME AND MEET MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS!

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I don't know about all of the other MGBW stores across the country, but the one here in Atlanta is AMAZING. Not only because the furniture is so well-made and classically designed, but also because the team behind the Atlanta location is AWESOME.  Seriously. And if you know me, you know I don't say things like this if I don't mean it. They were so excited to jump on board with our Room Service Atlanta project and the events they put together are not only fun but flawless. So with THAT being said, join me for this:

5 teams of SCAD students competed to create designs using stocked MGBW merchandise for their AT HOME: Atlanta project, and the winning team will have their design brought to life in the showroom. Did I mention that Mitchell & Bob (first name basis) will be in the building??? Yup, you heard right. Gorgeous design, yummy food, valet parking & great people--get thee to MGBW Atlanta on November 7.
Don't delay, RSVP today.
RSVP@MGBWAtlanta.com
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Success

The party last night was a huge hit. Runaway success. People stayed so long that our manager friends had to cut the lights out to get them to go home. And then we had a mini-after party in the back room with the MG+BW staff that was so funny, I unfortunately can't even share it all with you. To say it simply, my cup runneth over. I'm so grateful to Ben Collins, owner of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Atlanta (in addition to MG+BW Dallas & MG+BW Nashville) who enthusiastically partnered with us and his amazing team (Jonathan, Hayley, Claudia, Abby, & Jennifer) who all worked so tirelessly to help make this event a success. The energy was really electric--everyone who came was genuinely impressed with our mission at Room Service Atlanta and blown away by the work we accomplished at the Nicholas House. I'm exhausted & still swamped with work (Can you believe I'm the coordinator for a wedding that's taking place this Friday/Saturday??!), but I wanted to share some pics while this is still fresh on my mind. If you're here in Atlanta and missed the party, you might get sad looking at these. The was one of the most supportive, encouraging party crowds I've seen! And if you've never had a cake pop from Candy Cake Company, I feel bad for you.

     Heaven on a stick



Here's a pictorial of our evening:

 Jonathan White (Manager) & Ben Collins (Owner)

 Jonathan & MG+BW Atlanta staff
My sister, Bahiyah & friends who came out to support (sister is far right)!
Marcus & I--a good friend who always keeps me cracking up!

Dennis Bowman, Executive Director of Nicholas House addressing crowd
Kelli Flournoy & Niya Mc Iver of Candy Cake Company

Rashon Carraway (Mr.GWHunting) made it all the way from South Carolina!
Anisa & Julie (Milk & Honey Home)
 Ili & Courtney (Terra Cotta Properties)

Rashon & Dorothy, manager of Calico Corners Dunwoody
    My sis & I

Mini  "after-party"

Erika, Dennis, & myself 
**If you shop MG+BW Atlanta this weekend (thru Sunday) and mention Room Service Atlanta, 20% of your full price purchase goes back to our organization, so now's a great time to go buy that new couch and let your money do double service!**

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I'll See You There!

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The day is finally here!! I've been busily working on final details for our Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams party and I'm excited to see all of you tonight! If you're in the Atlanta area, it's still not too late for you to attend. Join us from 5-7pm tonight at the MGBW Atlanta showroom as we celebrate our success with our first Room Service Atlanta project and our new partnership with MGBW Atlanta!! We'll have bites, drinks, and after-work fun, so don't miss it--I'll see you there!

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