Amanda Nisbet Lighting
What: A preview reception, in collaboration with design firm The Urban Electric Co., of the NYC designer’s first collection, with bold colors, wood, brass, and copper.
Why: Nosh on Crumb macarons and browse sketches and prototypes from the nine-piece line.
When: Thurs., 5-8 p.m.
Where: 1170 Howell Mill Rd., Westside. R.S.V.P. to 404-815-8066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wine Dinner at Isabella’s Cafe
What: Global bistro offers three courses ($45) with vino pairings from South African label Seven Sisters and a menu influenced by the owner’s Kenyan heritage and world travels.
Why: The Swahili shrimp curry balanced with a crisp rosé.
When: Wed., 7 p.m.
Where: 910 W. College Ave., Decatur. Reservations (required) to 404-373-7177.
The Ivy Opens
What: Buckhead’s revival brings the addition of a comfy bar and grill serving no-frills fare (pizzas, salads, burgers) in a former mansion space with vintage touches (art deco wallpaper, colorful koi ceiling).
Why: A mojito for any taste (basil, mango, spicy ginger, and sugar free).
When: Opens Mon. Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-3 a.m., Sat., noon-3 a.m.; Sun., noon-midnight.
Where: 3717 Roswell Rd., Buckhead (404-941-3081).
What: Alpharetta boutique, which houses designer staples (Mac & Jac, LinQ), moves to a sleek, new space with chic accents like a black claw-foot tub of ElizabethW bath products.
Why: James Perse shirts beckon fall layering.
When: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 5531 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody (770-698-1400).
What: Soft knitwear at up to 65 percent off to keep you cozy despite the fall chill.
Why: If that doesn’t warm you enough, try Winery Insider’s libations at up to 60 percent off.
When: The leaves begin to turn.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Photo: Courtesy of The Urban Electric Co.