The Edit by SocialAtlanta
This week, Henry Winkler comes to the Marcus JCC, Burberry reveals a new collection, and a luxury lounge arrives at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Henry Winkler Speaks on His Memoir “Being Henry” at the Marcus JCC
Emmy-award winning actor, author, comedian, producer Henry Winkler greeted a packed audience at the Marcus Jewish Community Center in Atlanta as one of the headliners of its annual book festival last Sunday. International broadcast journalist and Atlanta local Nadia Bilchik moderated the evening.
Winkler, fondly known as “The Fonz” for his iconic motorcycle bad-boy role on the hit television series “Happy Days” shared joyful and tearful moments of his life from his memoir titled, Being Henry: The Fonz.. and Beyond.
Winkler shared how he overcame his battles with undiagnosed dyslexia and difficult relationship with Holocaust-survivor parents, and how he was able to land the coveted role of “The Fonz” by staying true to his personality and instinct. He spoke about key moments in his life and career – marveling with humor how he was cast as The Fonz, saying that “his looks and stature did not meet up with Hollywood standards.” He recalled the casting for “Happy Days”, saying he was asked to personify the character of “The Fonz” by looking in the mirror, whisking out a comb from his pocket, and shaping his token 60’s style pompadour with a rockabilly flair. He then for the audience demonstrated his move, adding his signature expression “Aaaaay”, and put away the comb, which seemed as a declaration of satisfaction.
On the heels of his success with “Happy Days”, Winkler authored a series of children’s books that aimed to normalize the stigma of dyslexia, a learning disability he struggled with his entire life. Winkler’s accolades include three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Critics Choice Awards.
Ticket holders were handed signed hardcover copies of Winkler’s book, and were invited to take a photo with the author following his talk.
— By Dana Shemesh
Burberry Fall/Winter Collection Revealed
Burberry threw a fashion fête at Lenox Square to unveil to Atlanta a collection by Daniel Lee. Hosted by fashion and art public relations exec Alex Delotch Davis and personal stylist Jerrimiah James, the seated show featured Lee’s creative stamp on the London fashion house’s line, including a new design on its signature “B,” raincoats with motorcycle collars that can be snapped or draped, flat-front pants with a fresh take on the famous plaid, and hot new designs for the coldest seasons in the forms of bags, tights and hats. Guests included: Kali Caldwell, Metta Concetta, Adam Lieberman, Johnny Self, Omolade Olubowale, Ebony Lewis, Carmen Jones, DL and Lisa Warfield, Art Fitzroy and Idunnu Tomori.
— By Brett Graff
Luxury Lounge at Private Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
When preparing for your trip, did you forget your….manicure? Not to worry, the new PS Lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offers esthetic services including pre-flight massages, haircuts and manicures. The luxury private terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport that provides travelers a premium pre-and post flight experience that includes the ability to skip the airport’s main terminal. It costs $1095 per person and $4850 for a suite for four travelers. The private terminal has a dedicated TSA screening staff, separate Customs and Border Protection processing for international travelers, and access to a premium cocktail bar and lounge with elevated chef-driven cuisine. There are also options for a private chauffeur from the terminal straight to the entrance of the aircraft and overnight valet parking.