OUR NEXT MEETING:
Granted basic summer ingredients – some of which you may be able to provide – our August meeting takes place in the traditional setting of one of our longest standing advocates and supporters, Michele Salvo. A people lover, a stunning chef, an experienced contractor, a dancer, a passionate collector of love stories and a strong supporter of our club Mike would just be fresh from a trip to Sicily.
The unusual location of this meeting, slightly outside of I-285 Perimeter, is the perfect setting for an outdoor evening, so worth it the 15 minutes extra-driving stretch! With co-host Mike Peplinski’s swimming pool next door, this meeting has become a summer fixture of our club.
As per our tradition, you can pay $10 at the door, unless you chose to bring food or wine to this event (which is truly not required). Do not forget to bring a towel, mosquito spray, your favorite swimming suit and a change of clothes to this event. FYI, pepper spray is useless against iPhone paparazzi!
Saturday, August 16, 2014 time: 7:30 p.m. - 12:00 midnight, and beyond...
Directions: For those coming from South I-75 or I-85, we recommend taking 285 East, then take the exit 41 (Memorial Drive) and head outside perimeter toward Stone Mountain. Memorial Drive merges with Stone Mountain Parkway, then, if you don’t take any exit, becomes Hwy 78. Then follow directions as below.
For those coming from I-85 North, you may short cut by Pleasant Hill Road (south), drive approx 1.5 miles and enter Ronald Reagan Parkway Exit at Five Forks Trickum and make Right. The first street on the left will be Dogwood Dr. Make a left, go down to Hollybrook and make a right. Make you first left onto Bretnford Lane Make first right onto Brentford Cove Make Left onto Berwick Walk.
For those coming Marietta, Sandy Springs or Atlanta, it is best to make it to Ponce de Leon, Scott Boulevard and Hwy 78 West, which are the same road, then proceed outside of perimeter, following directions to Stone Mountain Parkway (ATTENTION: not to Lawrenceville Parkway). Once on Stone Mountain Parkway, avoid taking any exits (7, 8, or 9) to Stone Mountain Park and you will eventually end up into Hwy 78.
Hwy 78 (once you are on it). When you reach Hwy 78, and you come out of Stone Mountain Parkway (you start seeing commercial venues) after one mile, you will pass Lake Lucerne Road on your left. Continue on Hwy 78, pass Ross Road (near Office Depot), then Killian Hill Road, then Hewatt (BP gas station), then Parkwood (Citgo gas station). Prepare to make a left at Highpoint Road (at the Chevron gas station), make a left turn, drive for one mile on Highpoint Road, cross over Oak Road. Continuing on Highpoint, drive pass Holly Brook Road and the Brookwood Manor. Make a right on Brentford lane, then immediately a right turn on Brentford Cove, then a left turn on Berwich Walk. The house is the fifth one on your left hand side. It looks like a manor. Look for the Italian flag by the mailbox.