Archive for February, 2010

W Buckhead celebrates one year in Atlanta

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2010 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna with Parker Wallace at the W Buckhead Anniversary

It’s been a year since the W Buckhead opened it’s doors so what else is there to do but celebrate with a pool party?

My girlfriend, Parker Wallace and I attended in matching winter white and enjoyed toasty mugs of hot chocolate.

It is February, after all!

Models in the pool at the W Buckhead

But the pool was far from empty — bikini clad models frolicked in what can only swimming pool-sized hot tub, especially heated for the occasion.

W shaped helium balloons

Down stairs valets released special W shaped helium balloons.

General Manager Marylouise Fitzgibbon

Finally General Manager Marylouise Fitzgibbon was there to cut the signature purple W cake.

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Alvin Ailey Dance Company

Posted in Around Atlanta, Where's Corinna? on February 19, 2010 by Corinna Allen Cook

Ready to be inspired?

Check out the dancer with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company.

Their bodies are off the charts! I got to meet a pair of them this week, and was surprised to see they were wearing track suits. But it makes sense, because what they are, in reality, are finely tuned athletes.

And their dancing is out of this world. They’re in town this weekend at the Fox.

Check out my interview with them — including my own efforts at dance — by clicking here.

The Circus is in town!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Better Mornings Atlanta, Dirty Jobs, Where's Corinna? on February 16, 2010 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna with a circus elephant

Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus is in town, and I got to go behind the scenes.

Corinna with Todd the Clown

The highlight of the day was getting to be a “clown for a day”. That included full makeup, courtesy of Clown buddy, Todd. Believe it or not, he used a sock full of baby powder to set the grease paint in place.

Then we took the stage, spinning not one…

But two plates on my fingers — to the delight of the children in the audience.

But being a rookie clown isn’t all fun and games… click here to see my adventure, including the gag they pulled on me!