AFFAIRS at the FOX 2016, A Photo Review

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What a magnificent year!

We’d like to take you on a brief tour…a photo tour of AFFAIRS at the FOX events at the Fox Theatre during 2016.

The above photo is a wedding that we catered with Jim White Designs doing the fabulous decor. This wedding was the foundation for our new Fox Weddings Video!

Grand Salon Set for a Major Announcement

Grand Salon | Photo: Travis S. Taylor

We were there when the Fox Theatre recently made a major announcement. Nancy Lutz, Director of Special Events, AFFAIRS at the FOX, designed the ballroom after a photo of the Grand Salon from circa 1929-30s. Stunning, isn’t it?

Fox-exclusive food

Fox-exclusive Falafel Fritters | Photo: Travis S. Taylor

We’ve continued to build the Fox Food Story with new, innovative food and drinks inspired by the Fox Theatre, pulling from its architecture, its location at the epicenter of the New South and the wonderful shows and events on the Fox Theatre stage.

The dish pictured above is one of our Fox-exclusive hors d’oeuvres, our Falafel Fritters offered on radish raita and topped with micro greens. They’ve become a client favorite!

Served Dinner in the Egyptian Ballroom

Served Dinner in the Egyptian Ballroom | Photo: Travis S. Taylor

We continue to design and cater truly special events including weddings, social occasions, fundraisers and corporate events. The magnificent event pictured above was in the Egyptian Ballroom.

Prom at the Fox Theatre

Prom in the Egyptian Ballroom | Photo: Travis S. Taylor

We’ve long enjoyed creating first-time Fox Theatre experiences for a wide range of clients, oftentimes that first experience being the person’s prom. The circular object nestled between some of the majestic columns in the Egyptian Ballroom was the photo booth for this springtime prom!

Buffet in the Egyptian Ballroom

Buffet in the Egyptian Ballroom | Photo: Travis S. Taylor

This year we launched the AFFAIRS at the FOX Blog! Thank you for reading and keep an eye out for a chance to win some delicious prizes in an upcoming subscription campaign! Be sure to tell all your friends!

The blog focuses on party planning topics—but also enjoyable for any Fox fan—and are scheduled in alignment with industry purchasing habits. That’s why you might see a post about proms in December or post about weddings in January. The sidebar of the blog features snippets or short stories usually tied to the main topic, and are aligned to the three aspects of the Fox Food Story…the theatre’s architecture, its geographic location at the epicenter of the New South, and the magnificent shows on the main stage!

Corporate Event at the Fox Theatre

Buffet in the Egyptian Ballroom | Photo: Travis S. Taylor

Private events at the Fox Theatre range from weddings and wedding receptions to corporate parties, from fundraisers and proms; from non-profit events to holiday parties, from employee appreciation parties to client entertainment events…the possibilities are truly endless! They also range from 30-person parties in Landmarks Lounge to thousands of guest enjoying a full buyout of the entire theatre!

On the Terrace at the Fox Theatre

Fox Theatre’s Terrace | Photo: Travis S. Taylor

We’ve seen brilliant uses of the Terrace, which is included with rental of the Grand Salon. There’s an awning on one end of the Terrace providing for the addition of an extra bar, often used for cocktail hour at wedding receptions or large corporate events. We’ve seen it tented in the winter and we’ve seen it crisscrossed with bistro lights on delightful summer nights.

Fox Theatre's Spanish Room

Fox Theatre’s Spanish Room | Photo: Travis S. Taylor

We’ve seen more frequent and varied uses of the Spanish Room for corporate events, which most theatre-goers usually experience as an area to relax and get concessions during the intermission of a show. For larger parties, we’ve even put a live band in the Spanish Room, with room to dance and have food stations!

Did you know that the Spanish Room was originally used as private music rehearsal rooms for the Shriners. And they held meetings in the Spanish Room until 1949 when they moved to their Ponce de Leon Avenue location, where they continue to reside today.

Holiday Party at the Fox Theatre

Holiday Party at the Fox Theatre | Photo: Travis S. Taylor

And we are very honored continue to the the exclusive caterer at the Fox Theatre in December, giving us the prestigious opportunity to create holiday magic for thousands, every year!

There you go…a very brief recap of a few of our 2016 AFFAIRS at the FOX events. Thank you to our clients, to our trusted partners, and to the Fox Theatre for bringing AFFAIRS at the FOX to life and fostering its growth. We look forward to creating even more fabulous parties for you in 2017!

Happy holidays and may you each have a wondrous New Year!

Travis S. Taylor

Travis S. Taylor

 

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The Foundation for a Successful Fundraiser

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There is a recipe for a successful fundraiser. But unlike grandmother’s “never measures” cooking style, when “cooking up” the perfect fundraiser, especially when one is new to the Hospitality industry, there’s a lot that has to be examined and even scrutinized.

The good news about that, however, is that it’s usually great fun in the end…you’ve create an awesome event and raised more than you ever expected for the great cause you’ve been working for so diligently.

Through our more than 39 years of experience, we’ve noticed that traditionally fundraisers take place in early fall and early spring, but you’ll find them peppered throughout the calendar. The date you select should follow your particular target audience’s calendar and likely availability. Timing is everything in this case!

Once you’ve determined when your target audience should be available, the task at hand is how to entice them to purchase tickets to YOUR event.

I’d like to speak to the Fox Theatre itself being a sound foundation for a successful fundraiser.

The Fox Theatre is the foundation for countless memories and experiences enjoyed by Atlantans, as well as many from around the world, whether it be a family’s tradition of seeing Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker during the winter; a group of cinema loving friends who attend the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival every summer; or music loving couples who attend every Fox Theatre concert throughout the year.

My point is that many love the Fox Theatre, and many more are anxious for their first Fox Theatre experience.

If you plan properly—and work with an awesome team—you just may have the opportunity to showcase the Fabulous Fox Theatre in a way that makes the experience of your fundraising event the cornerstone on which Fox newcomers will build a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Speaking of an “awesome team”, AFFAIRS at the FOX offers a one-stop shopping opportunity. We partner with some of the finest photographers, entertainment experts, artisan bakers, AV super gurus, event designers, décor aficionados…the list goes on and on. We’ve been working with everyone on that list for a number of years and we call them “trusted partners” for a very good reason. They’re the best at what they do and we trust them to help make your events the success you want.

You don’t have to take our word for how wonderful our partners are. Many of them have client testimonials on their websites and review sites. Take for example CCP Events, Inc.‘s testimonials and Picture This! Photography‘s reviews (they beautifully photograph fundraisers, too!), for instance. A solid team is, again, a must-have foundation for a successful event.

Speaking of photography, if you’re hosting an annual fundraiser, look ahead to when you will be marketing next year’s event…be sure you hire a professional photographer to capture your awesome event! Again, you’re building a solid foundation, here.

Share them immediately so those who attended can relive the event, then throw in some #ThrowbackThursday’s on social media, and make sure you know where you filed them for when it’s time to promote next year’s event…perhaps again at the Fox Theatre!

Travis S. Taylor

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Still Haven’t Planned Your Holiday Party?

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Uh-oh!

Did you just inherit the planning of your company’s holiday party? Did someone else “volunteer” you to help plan the company holiday party, and nothing has been done yet? Did you actually volunteer to plan the company holiday party, but you’ve never planned a party of that caliber?

Not to worry! We’re here for you.

First things first. Call the AFFAIRS at the FOX team to secure your desired date. If it isn’t available, check with the person who gives the final approval and ask what alternate dates will work, including weekdays.

Keep in mind that the first two to three Saturdays in December are the first to fill up, so when you’re doing this next time, call well in advance—like the day after this year’s party—and book your Fox Theater space for next year!

If case you missed the big news last year, Affairs to Remember now manages all private event spaces within the Fox Theatre and with this partnership comes a one-stop-shopping option.

That’s to say that if you opt for an AFFAIRS at the FOX event, you may avail yourself of our expertise to book your entertainment, secure a band or DJ, provide or contract decor and event design, sign a photographer, and of course design a magnificent menu, as well as any other services—from our trusted partners and recommended vendors—that you might need!

There you go…we’ll make your holiday party planning process as simple as possible. We’ll help you join the ranks of clients who have engaged us to create their Fox Theatre holiday party and told us later how happy they were that they chose Affairs to Remember because they were able to relax and enjoy their own party!

Be sure to read this time’s sidebar stories, linked below, for some holiday party planning fun!

Travis S. Taylor
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It’s YOUR Birthday!

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What do you want for your birthday?

When I was a kid, on our birthday we got to eat wherever and whatever we wanted and always got to choose the flavor birthday cake we wanted, which we’d enjoy after returning home from the restaurant.

I always asked for chocolate cake—still one of my favorites today, but, as an adult that’s something I usually indulge in when dining out. At home, I’m quite the creative baker. Not Sweeney Todd creative, but I’m not at all afraid of flavor!

I always looked forward to my birthday and would “plan” for weeks, sometimes months, what I wanted to eat on my birthday.

I would LOVE to have a birthday party at the Fox Theatre! It wouldn’t even have to be a milestone birthday…just having the party at the Fox would totally make it a milestone occasion!

One of the beautiful things about hosting a party at the Fox Theatre today–through the relatively new partnership between the Fox Theatre and Affairs to Remember–is that clients experience an elevated service level with our one-stop-shopping option!

That’s to say that you can come directly to the Fox Theatre Private Events team and they can handle everything from event space recommendations to contracting an event designer, DJ, entertainment, photographer, cake artisan and everything else! We have an awesome group of trusted partners.

If you want a more intimate birthday party, perhaps in conjunction with a favorite show or event on the Fox stage, Landmarks Lounge would be perfect! It accommodates up to 30 guests, and is perfectly comfortable for 15 or 20.

If you want to invite every single “friend” you have on Facebook, the Grand Salon and Terrace are a wonderful option. And if you want to go totally over-the-top, best-party-ever, you can expand into the Egyptian Ballroom, too! The sky is the limit, or in this case the 30′ high clerestory is the limit!

The brilliant thing about having a party catered is that you get to eat what you want and have a food expert–one of our highly experienced consultants–help you select your menu.

While, for me, the dinner menu—which must have “Miss Josephine’s Mac & Cheese“—is wholly important, I’m totally a sweets person. Not only would I have a specialty cake created by Frosted Pumpkin or Classic Cheesecakes & Cakes, I’d have a whole dessert buffet!

My specialty cake would, of course, be Star Trek themed—my friends would expect nothing less from me. And I’ve seen some amazing Star Trek cakes, and practically every other genre, that our baker partners have created! For the dessert buffet, I’d offer my guests some of my favorites from Affairs to Remember:

  • Miniature Chianti Cupcakes
  • Simply Chocolate Squares
  • Mini Chocolate Basil Cakes
  • Banana Pudding Shots
  • Orange-Saffron Macaroons

I’ve actually hosted an all-desserts party before—more than once—with an awesome cheese display on the side for those who don’t care for sweets or want something a little savory, too.

The possibilities are endless. I invite you to do something wholly unique and magical for YOUR birthday…

Host your birthday party at the Fox Theatre!

Travis S. Taylor

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A Mom Says “Do These”, Then Dance Like an Egyptian

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We have a special guest blogger for you today. Jennifer Farmer, Assistant General Manager here at Affairs to Remember Caterers, but…she’s writing today as a mom…a mom who has planned hundreds of proms! The prom planning tips she shares here are applicable to many kinds of parties, so read on and then get to planning! – Travis

Let’s hear from all the moms and dads out there! School is back in session and aren’t we all secretly celebrating…just a little bit?!

With the new school year comes new teachers and school friends, and if you’re old enough to attend it…PROM. I’m a mom to three young children, so prom is in the distant future. But when the time comes for them, I have years of experience planning proms and I look forward to being involved in the process.

During my tenure at the Fox Theatre, my teammates and I planned hundreds of proms (call us!)  in the beautiful Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon and Terrace. A prom held in this historic landmark is truly magical with the starry theatre sky, glowing marquee and red carpet entrance.

No matter the location, the key to organizing a successful prom; begins with careful planning. It sounds elementary to have this checklist, but if you don’t allow enough attention to each of these areas; it can be the difference between a disaster and an epic celebration.

Here’s my “Top 5 Do-First” prom planning checklist:

  • Location, location, location. This is a popular phrase for real estate agents, but possibly, the most important element of planning prom is determining the location of town you desire to be in and then finding and securing the venue. The location should be unforgettable so that the memories can be shared with the grandkids. Capacity, logistics, and venue cost will all play an important part in this decision.
  • Save the date! When picking the date, remember to consult with neighboring schools and other city happenings. You don’t want to limit your venue choices because another school has selected the same night. City happenings will also affect availability and impact traffic.
  • Organize a planning committee. A fun part of planning is making it a team effort. Think about all the different help you’ll need and form student committees like décor, catering, entertainment, invitations, fundraising, etc.
  • Establish a budget. Your school advisor should be able to help with this and guide you with past practices. Our sales consultants have a wealth of knowledge and experience with budgets, so we can be a resource as well with the ultimate goal of creating an “affair to remember” for everyone.
  • Pick a theme. ‘An Evening Under the Stars’ or ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’? Once the planning committee narrows the ideas down to a select few, let students vote on the prom theme so everyone feels included. The fun part of having a theme is that it will influence décor and colors, invitations, dress and party favors.

Sound like too much work? Leave the planning to us and experience our “one stop” services for all special event needs–including catering, design, audio visual, entertainment and more.

Jennifer Farmer

 

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We’re Turning 39! How Do You Celebrate Anniversaries?

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Have you ever celebrated an anniversary at the Fox Theatre? We’d love to hear about it, whether a wedding anniversary, company anniversary or any other milestone anniversary that was celebrated at the Fox. Tell us about it in the comments section below!

On September 17, 2016, we will celebrate turning 39 years old…and we have no intention of holding! There’s a lot to be said for experience and we’re proud to say that we have a LOT of it. We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve Atlanta for so long and we’re proud to continue to be at your service.

Founded in 1977 by Ron Lazarus and Scott Ardolino, who still mentor and manage our team on a regular basis, we’re proud to say that Affairs to Remember Caterers has been creating and catering special events at the Fox Theatre for the greatest majority of the company’s existence.

When you’re planning your next anniversary celebration, if you’d like one of Atlanta’s most experienced caterers to help make your AFFAIRS at the FOX event memorable, we’re at your service.

So, how are we celebrating our 39th? Well, some would say 39 is not a milestone anniversary, but as Atlanta’s longest operating luxury caterer—and Atlanta’s greenest caterer—we think it’s pretty special. We’ve seen a LOT of changes over the years—and especially over the last few. While we’re definitely honoring our 39th, we’ll probably save any internal big celebrations for our 40th anniversary, which we’re of course very excited about!

Please, offer some ideas in the comments section for how we might celebrate our 40th! And when you call us, we’ll have LOTS of ideas to share with you on how to make your anniversary celebration extra special.

In 2012, when we celebrated our 35th anniversary, I worked with the leaders of the company to create a “Congratulations” video, which features comments from Mayor Kasim Reed, Sylvia Weinstock, many of our trusted (and cherished) vendor and venue partners (including a congratulatory message on the Fox Theatre marquee and many of our remarkable employees.

When planning your special anniversary event, talk with your special event consultant about adding a special message on the Fox Theatre marquee!

Another anniversary we’re excited about…we recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Fox Theatre and Affairs to Remember Caterers Partnership. We now manage an elevated, one-stop shopping experience for Fox Theatre private events clients…we can do it all, from catering and entertainment, baker to photographer, décor to planners.

We’re super excited about what the future holds and we remain at your service!

Travis S. Taylor

 

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Planning Photos for Fundraising Success

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We’re excited to host Patrick Williams, Owner & Director of Direction of PWP Studio, as our first guest blogger on the AFFAIRS at the FOX Blog. Patrick and PWP Studio have been a trusted partner of Affairs to Remember Caterers for many years and they have photographed countless special events at the Fox Theatre. Enjoy Patrick’s insights for planning a successful fundraising event. – Travis

 

The Fox Theatre is among my favorite Atlanta venues to photograph special events because the ‘movie palace’ makes me feel like I am stepping back in time to an era of exotic opulence that could only be imagined in fantasy! Every nook and cranny of the historic icon is adorned with detail that begs to be captured with a creative eye! Plus, it is the perfect backdrop for a fundraiser because—just like my experience—event guests are transported to a time when going out meant going all out; big spenders had grand times!

From a planning perspective, utilizing a photographer in the correct way could be one of the most beneficial elements you plan for your fundraising event. Notice that I mentioned utilizing a photographer in the “correct way”—not just having a photographer onsite; the main difference between just having a photographer onsite and utilizing a photographer correctly translates to the difference between just having some fun party pics versus successfully marketing your annual event in the future.

Here are the top five requests you should make when it comes to hiring a photographer for your next, and subsequent, fundraising event:

1. Branding! Branding! Branding! It is no secret that sponsors want exposure, and usually the more exposure the better! When you have a photographer scheduled at your event, make sure and ask for a good selection of images that include the branding/logo of all sponsors – and especially key ‘presenting’ or high level sponsors. Ask for these images to be “clean” (with no people or other distracting elements), and ask for some with other elements incorporated into the image like auction items, entertainment, photo-journalistic images of engaged guests enjoying the event, or posed small group photos of representatives/attendees from the sponsor company itself.

2. Creative close-ups of auction items, or signage stating what items will be used for the purpose of fundraising. Request a variety of: single item images, tabletop images, and vignette images to include multiple displays of different sizes, if applicable.

3. If you are running an auction with bid lists, make sure to request photos of the lists of a few of the more “active” auction items. Similarly, if there is going to be some sort of live auction – request photos of the crowd emphatically raising hands, raising bid numbers, or engaging the auctioneer.

4. Overall images showing a variety of angles of a well-attended space/activity – capture as many different well-attended spaces as possible.

5. Well-lit images of VIP guests – with and without key sponsor logos in the background. It will be up to you to define that list of VIP guests, but your photographer needs to clearly understand you have an expectation that those guests will be included in his/her photos before the end of the evening.

Now, how you use these images is probably just as important as having them to begin with! When you’re planning your next fundraiser, you’re better equipped to engage past and prospective sponsors with images showing your past event was well attended, buzzing with bidding, and sponsor logos presented beautifully. Show a prospect how their donated item will be displayed/merchandised, or the difference between sponsorship levels with a picture.

With a varied collection of these images, you also have a content library deep enough to support year-long efforts to increase attendance with social media, blog posts and event advertising – without using the same image or two over and over again.

All in all, when you trust a competent photographer with a thorough list of expectations, you are building an image library that will support your donations, sponsorship, and attendance for years to come!

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Take the Stage!

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Ever dreamed of being on the stage of the Fox Theatre? You can be!

If your dream is to perform a role in a touring Broadway play or musical, that route to the stage is out of our hands, so sorry…but tell us when you make it and we’ll bring friends! However, as the host of a special event at the Fox, you can invite your guests to dine onstage, whether a cocktail reception before proceeding to the ballrooms for dinner, dancing and dessert, or a served dinner on the main stage!

I remember one onstage dinner in particular, when Phantom of the Opera was in town. During an onstage served dinner, the lead actor and actress—in costume—performed numbers from the play, from the balcony! There were a lot of surprised and impressed diners that evening.

And not too long ago, the Fox Theatre itself hosted an event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the “Save the Fox” campaign, which began with live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres…on the stage!

The Fox Theatre auditorium is a beautiful place for presentations for a large group…a group of up to 4,678, to be exact. If you’re one of the presenters, you get to be on the stage! Of course we’d love to help you with pre- or post-presentation catering, entertainment, photography, decor…you name it, we’re your go-to!

If you could have stars from a Broadway in Atlanta show perform for your guests—at  an anything-is-possible-event—who would it be?

There’s another way to make it to the Fox stage…go on one of their guided tours, which often include a visit to the stage! I talked about that last week.

And there’s yet another way to get onto the stage at the Fox, and you can go there right this instant! Google and 100 Digital Creativity, Inc. partnered to create a walk-through experience of the Fox Theatre…where you can take a virtual walk onto the stage! Once there, you can get up close and personal to explore the famous “Jewel Drop” curtain, which features mosques and Moorish rulers in hand-sewn sequins and rhinestones! Start exploring here!

Taking to the stage of the Fox Theatre may seem like only a dream, but we think dreams are meant to come true.

Travis S. Taylor

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Around the World in an Evening

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Admit it. There has been more than one occasion when someone asked you where you’d like to go for dinner and you named a destination thousands of miles away.

I have. Many times.

Paris is always at the top of my list, but I’d also love to dine at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, or dine alfresco with a backdrop of the Pyramids of Giza, or return to Iguazu Falls in Argentina for a sunset dinner overlooking the world’s third largest waterfalls. I could go on and on.

An experience at the Fox Theatre is much like my dining bucket list. It’s a trip around the world!

The shows on the Fox stage have taken visitors to places as far away as Thailand (The King & I), Africa (The Lion King) and Paris (Phantom of the Opera). This year’s Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival is taking movie-goers to an islet off the coast of Central America’s Pacific Coast, near Costa Rica (Jurassic Park); a small town in Europe (Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory); and Chicago (Some Like it Hot), just to name a few!

The architecture of the Fox Theatre is a glimpse into the splendor of the Arab World, specifically Egypt and Morocco. The ceiling in the main auditorium was inspired by an Arabian evening sky. You will find the Egyptian Ballroom to be highly stylized after Egypt—it was only seven years before the Fox opened that King Tut‘s tomb was discovered! And the Grand Salon features beautiful Moroccan tiles and patterns, as does the more intimate Landmarks Lounge.

And then there’s the food!

Affairs to Remember’s Executive Chef Ahmad Nourzad grew up in Tehran learning from his mother how to cook. Since, he has cooked in Vienna, Austria, and Austin, Texas. He matriculated at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York City and earned his Southern “chops” here in Atlanta! When you’re enjoying an Affairs to Remember Caterers catered event, you’re enjoying culinary expertise from many parts of the world.

Affairs to Remember has partnered with experts in other culinary genres—if you want sushi, we know the best; if you want Indian, we know the best; if you want BBQ, well, we do that quite well, but we know some of the other bests in Atlanta, too!

We have great experience in designing and executing “around the world” menus for clients and their guests. Where do you want to take your taste buds? Let’s talk!

Fox Theatre tours also can be a trip around the world. Through the Moroccan and Egyptian architecture, to discussions of the international stars that have and are and will perform onstage at the Fox, to the exquisite Southern Hospitality you’ll experience from Fox Theatre and Affairs to Remember staff, any given experience, any given evening at the Fox Theatre can very well be a trip around the world!

Bon voyage!

Travis S. Taylor

Travis S. Taylor

 

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Welcome to the “AFFAIRS at the FOX Blog”!

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If you’re like most Atlantans, you have a special relationship with the Fox Theatre. Maybe you saw your first Broadway show here, or perhaps you attended your high school prom or a wedding or company event in one of our magnificent ballrooms.

Like so many of us, you are a Fox fan.

If you also love parties and food, then you’re going to enjoy following this new blog titled “AFFAIRS at the FOX. Twice a month on Fridays, your favorite Fox blogger Travis S. Taylor and a host of guest bloggers will bring you exclusive, behind-the-scenes lowdown on the Who, What, When, Where and Why of some of the country’s most dazzling special events.

For instance, did you know that when The Jersey Boys appeared on the Fox Theatre stage, Affairs to Remember’s culinary staff created a four-course dream meal that any Italian grandmother would be proud to serve on Sunday? And each course represented one of the “four seasons”, of course! Doing this was part of the relatively new Fox Food Story.

TRIVIA & GIVEAWAY!

Let’s have some trivia fun! Some of you know that there’s a “Wall of Fame” in the Fox Theatre offices. The hundreds of celebrity headshots in this hallway—many of them autographed—are some of the many entertainers who have performed on the Fox stage. There is only one celebrity who has the distinction of having TWO photos on this wall. Who is that celebrity?

If you’re the first person to answer correctly in the comments field below, you will win a dozen of our signature Simply Chocolate Squares! Employees or affiliates of Affairs to Remember and the Fox Theatre are not eligible and the squares are for pick-up only, but believe me…they’re worth every square inch!

Okay, back to the blog.

Beginning in just one week, you’ll be taken behind the scenes for an “Around-the-World” tour of the Fox. In the minutes it takes to read even a few posts on this blog, you’ll discover things such as backstage secrets, magical passageways…and even a visit from Willy Wonka who’ll talk to you about special chocolates!

In the weeks and months to come, you’ll discover little-known facts about the Fox and how it has become home to Atlanta’s memory-making proms, anniversaries, wedding receptions, fundraisers, corporate celebrations and other award-winning special events!

And now for some navigational tips: Each week’s theme will be found in the central portion of the blog – that’s where you’re reading right at this moment. On the right side, you’ll see three smaller areas – these speak to the three elements of Fox Food Story. You’ll be hearing a lot about the Fox Food Story in the coming months.

Watch the sidebars to the right for interesting facts and vignettes on the subjects that we hold near and dear to our hearts at the Fox – its majestic architecture (today’s sidebar is about those wonderful Egyptian Ballroom columns that we love); its location in the heart of the New South (“May I Offer You…” gives you a glimpse inside a specially-created Fox vocabulary); and the Fox’s spectacular Broadway-style shows (today you’ll read about some fantastic ways to entertain clients and guests during the run of those shows).

You’ll learn about things in this new blog that you’ll catch nowhere else – unless you’re on the *inside*…and that’s exactly where you’ll be when you subscribe to our AFFAIRS at the FOX Blog.

We look forward to whetting – and satisfying – your appetite for all things Fox, food and special events!

Patrick Cuccaro

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