Intimacy’s 20th anniversary celebration at the Phipps Plaza boutique benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Atlanta.
Words Morgan Hayes | Photography Jaynie Crimmins Local artist and retired art teacher, Jaynie Crimmins is creating a Buzz in Atlanta’s ever evolving art scene. Jaynie can be found in her art studio, located at The Arts Exchange in Grant Park crouched over her desk, cluttered with tiny papers, carefully collaging and sewing up her unique …View full post
Article Shannon Katz | Photography Jonathan Phillips For a lot of people donating money is easier than giving up their free time. Letting go of counted moments to volunteer can sometimes feel like a chore rather than a reward. The opposite is true for volunteers of The Brookhaven Bolt, a 5K fundraiser in our neighborhood, happening …View full post
Article Jaime Lin Weinstein A decade ago, companies were reducing paper usage, providing recycling receptacles, turning off computers at night and calling themselves “green.” But today, with factors like the growing strain on natural resources and the passing of corporate accountability legislation such as the Dodd-Frank Act, not to mention consumer, shareholder and investor expectations, …View full post
Article Rhiannon Bankes | Photography Corinne Adams Imagine Finding your car window smashed and the glass scattered all over the pavement. Your first thoughts are probably about clean up, insurance and window replacement. Corinne Adams was distraught thinking about each of those things, but she also saw beauty and art in the shimmering glass. As a …View full post
Article Valerie Reed Did you Know it takes 100 gallons of water to manufacture a new wool sweater, and 500 gallons of water to create a single pair of jeans? And, the average consumer has $7,000 worth of unused stuff in their home, with the average family beavering away $1,318 worth of used/outgrown clothing, according to …View full post
BHL Who/what lives in your house? JS My husband Justin, our daughter Arden, our gigantic great dane, Rocco (or Rocco Taco as Arden’s friends affectionately refer to him) and the world’s longest living Beta Fish, Fishy-Swah, age 4 (a play on the french soup, Vichyssoise)! BHL Do you work outside the home? JS I am …View full post
Words Morgan Hayes | Photography Deshea Brooks The Spanish Academy, founded and directed by DeShea Brooks, is a full Spanish language immersion school making traction in Atlanta’s ever growing culturally diverse population. Children ranging in ages from 12 months to 10-years-old follow a similar curriculum as their public school counterparts. Exposure to a new language …View full post
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While editing this annual GREEN issue, I squeezed in a trip to Portland, OR to play with my sister and twin nieces. We skied at Mt. Hood, hiked along the verdant Columbia Gorge, strolled the vibrant and varied neighborhood streets, ate locally-caught salmon and pumpkin curry and drank Pacific coast beer that was as bright as the sun that shown uncharacteristically during the week. Now, I consider myself to be a devoted recycler and careful citizen of our earth, but those Portlanders really hold the bar sky high for the rest of us. Navigating the recycling area when busing our own tables at the local sandwich and coffee bar is more challenging than translating the clean-eating/gluten-free/vegan/organic menu. There are bins for aluminum foil, paper, glass, “other” recycling, compost (available curbside too with weekly pick-ups) and (if you dare), trash. My friend William was perplexed about what to do with his drinking straw, which appeared to be plastic but could have been made from recycled paper. He pocketed it and headed for the door, head hung low.
Still, I came home inspired to be a more careful consumer, and am honored to share the cover story of a Buckhead woman who collects broken car window glass to create magical jewelry and our article about local companies that make sustainability a priority. And, as we do in nearly every issue of Buckhaven Lifestyle, I am pleased to bring you a profile of people who make volunteering a priority. This month, meet two school staffers who give back at the annual Brookhaven Bolt 5K (May 18) benefitting Ashford Park Elementary.
Enjoy this issue. I know you will. And, why not resolve to be a more dedicated recycler and cleaner consumer.
See you at the Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival May 11!
Sue G. Collins, Editor | SCollins@LifestylePubs.com
The annual Dekalb Rotary Council Breakfast was held at Capital City Country Club in Brookhaven. Among the highlights were the presentation of awards including the Show Rotary Cares, “You are the Key”, and Teacher of the Year awards. From left are: President of the Dekalb Rotary Council Jason Conn, President of the Brookhaven Rotary Club Tom Hughes, fourth grade Woodward Elementary teacher Bethann Soons, Literacy Chair of the Brookhaven Rotary Club Philip Hauserman, Rotary District 6900 Governor Cheryl Greenway.
Sophia Academy fifth, seventh, and eighth graders recently participated in a “Dream Rocket” art project, where their artwork was combined with that of students from around the world in an international art monument – a rocket replica. The International Fiber Collaborative in conjunction with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center launched The Dream Rocket Project in 2009, a collection of approximately 8,000 art pieces made of fabric and textiles from the U.S. and various regions of the world. Pictured are Fine Arts Director Mrs. Tracey Buot, Sara Francis, Kemi Akanle, Elvis Lishman, and Drew Atkinson.
Fashionado presents Doggies on the Catwalk 2013 at the W Atlanta – Buckhead on May 3. The sixth annual event partners high fashion with celebrity models and man’s best friends for the best doggone event of the season, benefitting the 1873 Society Club, an organization of young professionals and philanthropists devoted to raising awareness and funds to support the mission of the Atlanta Humane Society.
Doggies founder E. Vincent Martinez of Fashionado has paired 15 celebrity humans, wearing designer fashions from Tootsie’s and Bloomingdale’s, with canine companions. Celeb models include Jovita Moore, Tracye Hutchins, Dafina and Ryan Smith, Tony Conway, Stacey Weiss, Kim Creaven, Christi Paul, Holly Firfer, Ginair McKerrow, Mary Louise Fitzgibbon, David York, Tom Abrams, Mike Hughes and many more. TicketAlternative.com or Fashionado.net.
The Museum of Design Atlanta announced the winning vignette of The South’s Next Wave: Design Challenge exhibition. Winning for “Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully Blue,” cg creative interiors – duo Caryn Grossman and Chris Buxbaum (pictured right) – had been paired with Lisa Humphreys of Couture Cakes. Additional finalists in the competition were Michael Habachy and Peter Solomon for “Sound Lounge” and Bobby Berk and Joe Manus for “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.” The Museum’s next show is a retrospective of the work of renowned Finnish architect Eero Saarinen. Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation, curated by Mina Marefat, an architect, architectural historian and professor at Georgetown University, reviews Saarinen’s short, brilliant career and the design principles he followed. The exhibition runs through June 30. MuseumOfDesign.org. 404.979.6455.