California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in town for Emory’s commencement exercises on Monday, made the most out of his trip here.
We hear he enjoyed plenty of Southern hospitality and a bit of the local VIP scene, attending an exclusive “cigar party” Sunday night hosted by Kirk Posmantur, head of Axcess Luxury & Lifestyle. Local notables in attendance included Mayor Kasim Reed, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Woodruff Foundation president Russ Hardin and Rutherford Seydel, part owner of the Thrashers and Hawks.
On Monday, after inspiring the new graduates at Emory, The Governator dined at Tuk Tuk, the elegant Thai restaurant in the Brookwood Place shopping center, at a luncheon hosted by Georgia State University President Mark Becker. That crowd included Hardin, Ann Lally of After-School All-Stars and Atlanta Bloomberg bureau chief Anita Sharpe.
Ah-nold stayed at the swank new Loews Hotel in Midtown during his time here.