Cheers from Serenbe:  A Year in Review
Clockwise: MayDay Celebration – Spring ‘07, Les Dames “Afternoon in the Country” - Fall ‘07,  July 4th Parade, Art Exhibition Opening Reception – Summer ‘07, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Party – Spring ‘07, Serenball – Fall '07, Saturdays at the Serenbe Farmers’ Market, Celebrating in the Selborne Courtyard – Winter ‘07
 

As we at Serenbe like to say, “the best reason to live here is the life here.”  We’d like to share a glimpse of the life at Serenbe in 2007 with you through the following photos—please click on them to see the full albums, located on Serenbe.com.  If you didn’t join us last year for one of our many events or for a meal in one of our three restaurants, we hope you’ll come visit soon.  We think you’ll like spending time with us.


Serenbe celebrated the Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop’s status as the smallest Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building in the nation with a party in the new
Ryan Gainey-designed Selborne Courtyard.

We celebrated frogs with doctors from Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens,
who brought their amphibian friends to meet students at the Serenbe Stables.




Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine celebrated their “Top 20 Under 40” feature at the site of their cover photograph, Steve & Marie Nygren’s home.  Click here for more photos from that party.

We introduced Grange, Serenbe’s second community, with a barbecue party on the land.  Today, Grange’s first homeowners are getting ready to move in.  More photos of the progress are below in this newsletter...
For more photos from this event, click here.

Every Saturday from April to November, the Serenbe Organic Farms host a Farmers’ Market on the Selborne Green.  Guests shop for organic veggies, fruit, flowers, herbs and more.  This year, the Serenbe Farmers’ Markets begin on Saturday, April 19, 8 a.m. - noon.   Click here to see beautiful photos from the farms.

The streets sang with activity as over 600 people came to Serenbe to enjoy a day of food, art and live music for the second annual MayDay Celebration.  Kids from the Hill Country Montessori School led a dance at the maypole, StudioSwan art gallery hosted glass blower Matt Janke for live demonstrations, SweetWater served their local brew, and nearly 30 unique vendors sold their wares.  Don’t miss this year’s MayDay—mark your calendars for Sunday, May 4.  For photos from MayDay 2007, click here...

Over the summer, The Farmhouse was featured in two of the top culinary publications in the nation:  Gourmet and Bon Appetit.  Also, Christiane Lauterbach named The Farmhouse as one of the Best New Restaurants for 2007 in Atlanta Magazine.  Click here to read them all...

Gloriosa hosted “Signature Style,” an event showcasing all the special event possibilities on the grounds of  at the Inn at Serenbe.  For more photos, click here...

Serenbe residents, friends and neighbors from the Chattahoochee Hill Country came on their bikes, tractors, horses and convertibles—some even in costume or with their pets in costume—for our second annual July 4th Parade.  Anyone not participating in the parade watched and cheered from the street.  
Click here for more photos from the parade...

The Serenbe Institute and StudioSwan art gallery hosted a cocktail reception for the opening of artist Evan Levy’s “Cellular Cosmogony” exhibition, a public outdoor artwork that incorporated the sounds and sights of nature.  See more photos here...

In August, we welcomed The Hil restaurant to Serenbe.  The signature restaurant of Chef Hilary White (formerly of 103 West in Buckhead), The Hil quickly became a favorite of foodies from the neighborhood and intown Atlanta.  Click here to read Meridith Ford’s AJC review of The Hil.  To sign up for the weekly Restaurants at Serenbe email, featuring special menus and events from all three Serenbe restaurants, click here.

Serenbe hosted a benefit dinner prior to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s concert at Hutcheson Ferry Park in the Chattahoochee Hill Country.  Patrons enjoyed a dinner catered by Gloriosa.  
For more photos from the dinner and the concert, click here...

The streets of Selborne really came alive in late summer with the opening of Harris & Clark Thoughtful Grocery and Food School, Gloriosa event design firm and tabletop shop, and Goode’s furniture and home décor shop.
 Click here for more information on the businesses at Serenbe

Serenbe kids and friends carved pumpkins at the Serenbe Stables, then brought them to our annual Pumpkin Glow street party.  See more photos of Pumpkin Glow here...

Over 700 people came to Serenbe to sample the culinary creations of 40 of the best chefs in Atlanta at the 7th annual Afternoon in the Country event, a benefit for Les Dames d’Escoffier, presented by Serenbe and the W Atlanta Downtown Hotel & Residences.   The 2008 date for this highly anticipated event has already been set—mark your calendars for Sunday, November 9.  Check out the great photos from last year’s event here...

Serenball is one of the Serenbe residents’ favorite events of the year—this black-tie party progresses through different homes and venues in the community.  In 2007, a seated dinner was hosted at The Hil, followed by apres dinner drinks and chocolates at Steve & Marie Nygren’s home. For more photos from Serenball 2007, click here...

In November, Serenbe was featured in Delta’s in-flight magazine, Sky.
 Click here to read the story...

Artisans gathered in the Selborne Courtyard for the second annual Serenbe Christmas Bazaar, a fabulous shopping event featuring the unique wares of local artists and craftspeople. Click here for more photos.

If you haven’t been to Serenbe in a while, you’ll probably smile at our progress the next time you visit.  
Click here
for a glimpse at how we’re growing... And check back each month for new development albums.

Don’t miss a thing in 2008.  
Visit www.serenbe.com to view our calendar of events.


 
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