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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Terracotta Armies & Table 1280

A Weekend to Wine

The weather in Atlanta was great this weekend!

Mid 60's, sunny skies, light breezes - you know, all the reasons why so many transplants (like me) from the North and Midwest choose to call Hotlanta home. Although I worked most of the weekend (we're in our busy Spring charity and fashion event season for Atlanta Party Starters and gearing up for Grape Crush Productions Atlanta Food & Wine Month kick-off party and April event series), I did find a little time to wine-down.



On Sunday, my husband (not pictured:) and I finally attended The First Emperor, China's Terracotta Army, at the High Museum of Art. The exhibit came to Atlanta in Nov. '08 and we have been dying to see it before it leaves on April 19th. Well, it was definitely worth the wait and I'm SO glad we took a break from our busy schedules to attend!

Considered the 8th Wonder of the Ancient World, the exhibit explores one of the greatest archaelogical discoveries of the 20th century: China's terracotta army. Showcasing over 100 works from the ongoing excavation, this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition includes the largest number of complete terracotta figures ever to travel to the U.S. Click here to learn more.



After viewing the exhibit, we strolled over to Table 1280 before heading home to prepare for the hectic work week. Located at 1280 Peachtree St. (hence the name), Table 1280 Restaurant & Tapas Lounge is the perfect place to wine either before or after visiting the High, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 14th Street Playhouse, or the Alliance Theatre. Order from a variety of small plates and great wine list for a quick bite in the lounge, or stay for an American-brasserie inspired meal in the restaurant.

So, what did you do over this great "weekend to wine"? Leave a comment and let us know. Be sure to take our wine-polls (top right)!

1 comment:

Greg said...

The Terracotta Warriors exhibit was very interesting. I encourage everyone to see it before it leaves the High next month!