Men We Admire

T Woods is one of Atlanta’s most respected musician/composers - his latest recording, ‘Conversations,’ features nine original works spanning many styles from fusion to Latin Jazz and more and extends to almost one hour in length. The works range from mellow quartet crossover jazz to large scale arrangements featuring many musicians. Several pieces from this recording have been featured on The Weather…

Buckhead Mom Launches “Autter” The First Rideshare for Teens in Atlanta  

A Buckhead mom has reinvented the traditional carpool system in Atlanta. Autter, the first dependable, safe, personalized transportation rideshare to the metro area’s 1 million teens, has launched in Atlanta.  While there are other rideshares nationwide for kids, Autter is the first transportation company to serve the teen population, important because more than 60 percent of the nation’s 29 million teenagers…

Hello BuckHaven

This page should be blank. This issue was perilously close to being unpublished, each story unfinished and photos just dangling up in the cloud. I’ve been distracted, detained and otherwise engaged most of the month, my work way down at the bottom of the list of priorities. Sorry, but it’s true. You see, I became … Continued

The Well Read Gentleman

 Novels  Non-fiction  Celebrity Memoirs

June 2019 Around Town

Just for Men Delivering the ultimate relaxed grooming experience for men, the Boardroom Salon for Men provides exceptional haircuts, shave services for men of all hair types, accompanied with complimentary beverages.  The Benchmark Haircut is the salon’s signature service, which includes: a tailored cut, rejuvenating paraffin hand dip, energizing shampoo and conditioning, scalp and hand massage, … Continued

Change Makers Breakfast

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy hosted its 14th annual Change Makers Breakfast on April 18, featuring Emory University student and sex trafficking survivor Rachel Thomas. During the event, Dalia Racine was awarded the 2019 Child Advocate of the Year for her contributions to end sex trafficking.

Sans Spirits

When I visited the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Banff a few months ago, I was introduced to Seedlip.  In my pursuit of non-alcoholic cocktails to add polish to my near perfect day on the slopes I pored over a menu of non-alcoholic cocktails providing a tempting list of layers of flavors, reminiscent of classic cocktails. I chose Seedlip Garden, and Ginger Tree…

Best Face Forward

To help men chose products to keep on hand for good looking skincare, we asked the founder of AILLEA, Kathryn Murray Dickinson to recommend her favorites.  

Genesis For Your Gent

With Father’s Day celebrated this month, here's our pick for a new set of wheels for the lucky man in your life. 

Buckhaven Mothers Live Authentically to Make A Global Impact 

One of the hardest decisions mothers make today is whether to stay at home with their children or to pursue careers outside the home. Sometimes you can have both, and three Buckhead women are proof that you can create a professional legacy for the next generation while simultaneously serving as a living role model for your own daughters.

Because COS

What are the cool kids wearing? Just ask COS associates, Cameron Clark and  Kimberly Coulton.  COS opened its first store on Regent Street in London in 2007. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta welcomed COS to the neighborhood in February 2016. COS offers a high quality, timeless, understated look that lasts for more than one season in your wardrobe. It's one of our…

Smart Cars

Here are three 2019 automobiles that we chose for this women's issue for their handling, special features, pricing, and simply because the driver sits higher up for better visibility.

Hello BuckHaven. My mom Emily kept a pink Avon lipstick, clear plastic rain hat, white comb, A&P coupons and a few clean tissues in her purse at all times. She wore an apron on Sundays when she made dinner, still dressed for church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school.  She served … Continued

BuckHaven Salutes Songster

Singer and actress Deb Bowman graced our February cover so we threw a party at the fabulous Atlas Buckhead, where a beautiful new covered glass garden bar will open soon. Advertisers and friends joined to toast to Deb and to the team at Atlas where she sings every Wednesday. AtlasRestaurant.com

Carter’s Preemie Dream Team Event

Carter’s hosted the Preemie Dream Team, an exclusive group of parents, caretakers and supporters of premature babies, at its Buckhead headquarters to gather insights on preemie needs. NICU nurses from Northside Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, local March of Dimes representatives and families with preemies were in attendance.

May 2019 Around Town

Collage Society Show By hosting an established group of collage artists, Gallery 4945 is highlighting the variety of styles and techniques that their artwork represents. Collage as an element of fine art was first introduced by Picasso and Braque over 100 years ago. Today it is valued for its immediacy, expressiveness, and tactility.  Collage is … Continued

Shepherd’s Men Fundraiser Celebration

The Shepherd’s Men – a group of volunteers from the Shepherd Center – recently hosted a fundraiser celebration with country music star Charlie Daniels to raise awareness for the SHARE Military Initiative, a locally operated veteran mental/physical rehabilitation program responsible for saving hundreds of American lives. www.shepherd.org/share.

Menopause and the Publix Parking Lot

Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, joint aches, muscle pains, weight gain, depression and thinning hair. Pour yourself another cup of coffee or glass of wine because this list of symptoms is the recipe for a long night of terrifying medical google searches.  What’s even more terrifying is that nearly half of the population is likely to experience some, or even…

Time is Money: Creative MedSpa Knows How to Slow Down Aging

When it comes to self-care, we are all searching for genuine results. Creative MedSpa strives to meet the demands of the modern, forward-thinking men and women of Atlanta by combining the luxury of Hollywood’s celebrity skin therapy with practical, personalized treatment plans.

Breathe at Blue Heron

Take a moment to breathe. Find a relaxing place, a special place, that you can have a moment to yourself. Your special spot should be nearby and full of lush surroundings that are distanced from hustle and bustle of the city. The Blue Heron Nature Preserve is just that place: a 30-acre green space in the heart of Atlanta.

Eco-Living Inspiration

From cleaning to decor and design, these books can help you reduce waste and daily chemical exposures while living a more sustainable and intentional lifestyle.

Aillea: Where Clean Comes Naturally

 Aillea     Opened Sept 2017

Wellspring Living

Wellspring Living, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization focused on serving domestic sex trafficking survivors and those at risk, reached a milestone last month, with 18 years of service to sex trafficking survivors and those at risk.

Orchard at Brookhaven Visions for a Dementia Friendly Georgia

A dementia-friendly community is a city or county where more people understand dementia and there is less fear or avoidance of it.  They are communities who choose to see dementia as a disability that changes over time and take action to ensure care partners and people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias can continue to engage in their local community…

The Eyes Have It

For most of us, the eyes are the most cherished of our senses. Yet we potentially expose them to danger simply by going outside. Over time, the sun’s rays can seriously damage the eyes and surrounding skin since UV damage is cumulative over your lifetime.  This exposure can sometimes lead to vision loss and conditions from cataracts and macular degeneration…

Happy Lucky Seven, BuckHaven,

I hate paper towels. I buy two rolls each year, just before Thanksgiving. With more meals being prepared by more hands in the kitchen, I bow down to the handiness of these earth crushing rectangles of convenient absorbency. The two rolls last until February or so. Then, it’s back to using dish clothes, towels and … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

18th Annual Pink Affair TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation will host the 18th Annual Pink Affair, the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser, 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. For the second consecutive year, the event will take place at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, 3300 Peachtree Road. The evening will include a sit-down dinner, silent and live … Continued

Dear BuckHaven,

Seven years ago I was launching my first publication ever with no idea of what to expect or how it might be received by our readers.  It was a proven formula of success in Kansas City but would a community publication mailed direct to a targeted family audience in specific areas of our city be accepted and would it have…

Christine Pullara’s Picks

Christine Pullara Newton has worn many hats in her 25 years in television. From award-winning news anchor to freelance journalist to even commercial actor and model. In 1999, Christine began hosting the popular Treasure Makers show on HGTV for five years, among other shows on HGTV and other networks, E! Entertainment, FOX and The Living Network. In 2005, she moved to Atlanta…

Eating Out

Goodbye, fur blankets and fondue—and hello surf boards and ceviche! ‘Tis the season for Yebo to shed its layers of Ski Haus décor and a menu filled with cold weather favorites to become Buckhead’s go-to Beach Haus.  

Beautiful Inside and Out

When Bill Bensley designed the lush Spa Botánico at the Dorado Beach - A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in bright shiny Puerto Rico, he visualized the engaging space with his team, then spent months at Dorado Beach, breathing life into the walls and using his hands and ingenuity to create a spa that looks and feels like Mother Nature herself was the…

Brookhaven Gem

We met Neil Johnson through our friends at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. The company he founded in 2005 has been a long-time sponsor of the Historic Brookhaven Candlelight Tour of Homes, one of ARMHC’s most popular fundraisers, opening beautiful homes in the community during its biannual event. 

Home Is Where The Harmony Is

I sat down and drew it all out one night. I’ve moved cities/apartments/houses every six months or so for the past five years. Some people may think this would be disorienting, making it harder to find a footing in a community. But to me, I’ve found that the nomadic lifestyle is one I appreciate more. Moving around has forced me to…

Hello friends,

I had the honor of spending the morning with Laura and Rutherford Seydel in their Buckhead home. The two are environmental activists and built the country’s first LEED-certified home 12 years ago. She learned to make the earth a priority from her father, Ted Turner. I asked Laura to choose from their library a few books … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Pink Affair TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation will host the 18th Annual Pink Affair, the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser, 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. For the second consecutive year, the event will take place at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, 3300 Peachtree Road. The evening will include a sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions overseen … Continued

Beautiful and Smart: Eco Manor Celebrates 12 Years

SC: You both share such a passion for environmental care. From creating and building the Eco Manor together (and we all know that building a house can wreak havoc on even the strongest marriage) to your work with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, which you founded in 1994, so much of your time is dedicated to environmental education. What projects or initiatives will…

Try Before You Buy

Buckhead’s Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove proves why their products are superior one bit at a time.

Arnette’s Chop Shop

Even with a heavy downpour on a Wednesday evening, Word Of Mouth Restaurants Group co-founder Michel Arnette still has a houseful to happily tend to in his newest of four dining concepts, Arnette’s Chop Shop nestled off Brookhaven’s Apple Valley Road. 

Unraveling Fiber Arts with the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

Founded in 1955, the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild allows fiber enthusiasts to gather, exchange ideas, learn new techniques through workshops and classes, and get inspired. Located in the North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center – the same building as Spruill Center for the Arts – the guild welcomes novices, experienced artists and anyone with a curiosity about the craft to explore its…

Sun-Sational

Simona Spagnoli and Sarah Asher met in 2005 the way many moms meet…in a car pool. Both of them were transplants to Atlanta (from Rome and Florida, respectively) and were drawn to the warmth and joy emitting from the other. After years of playdates, yoga outings, and coffee chats, Simona and Sarah decided they needed to band together to spread their feelings of peace,…

Seaside, in Any Season

    Sitting on the front porch in sweet Seaside this month, only the call of an occasional gull or crunching under the wheels of a passing biker will break the solitude that comes in the off-season months here along Highway 30a, in Florida’s panhandle.   This is not the 30a you know and love from spring break. Seaside in the shoulder…

The Perfect Romantic (free) Getaway: The Henderson Park Inn

As we all know, there’s no shortage of places to stay along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. But even if you’ve been going to the Gulf Coast your whole life, you may not have experienced a place quite like this. A corner of heaven, the Henderson Park Inn provides the rare chance to truly relax. This intimate bed &…

Buckhead Chef Gives to GOCA Gala, With Love

The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance celebrates its ninth annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala with a new date and venue this year. The Southeast’s premier ovarian cancer awareness event will mark its debut at the Georgia Aquarium on February 9.  Guests can expect the same first-class evening of celebration with specialty cocktails, dinner created by Les Dames d'Escoffier International - Atlanta Chapter…

Prenups, not Presumptions

       Emily Brenner believes the best time to talk about the end of a marriage is at the beginning of a marriage. 

Dear BuckHaven,

I used to be a big fan of the engagement announcements in the Sunday New York Times. Those pages were the icing on the tiered cake after reading every word of the Sunday Styles section. The fairytale stories of often unlikely and finally requited love in “Weddings/Celebrations” were often like Hallmark movie scripts. I mean, … Continued

Captain Planet Foundation Gala

The annual Captain Planet Foundation Gala took place Dec. 7 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. The evening raised $500,000 for CPF's programs, which promote and support hands-on environmental education projects in K-12 schools in 50 states and 26 countries. Photos Donna Permell, John Amis

Ian’s Friends Foundation’s 11th annual Evening of Inspiration

Ian’s Friends Foundation’s 11th annual Evening of Inspiration (Nov. 17) raised nearly $1.2 million to support ground-breaking, pediatric brain tumor research projects at world-renowned institutions across the U.S.  This funding leads to unique partnerships with distinguished healthcare institutions and novel research that is unlikely to receive funding through other channels.

February 2019 Around Town

Win a Beach Weekend  Lifestyle Publications is partnering with The Henderson Park Inn to award one lucky reader with a holiday at the beach. Head to our website to enter to win a 4-night stay at the Henderson Park Inn along with a $100 gift certificate to Beach Walk Café, and a 50-minute massage for … Continued

Wax Candle Bar

In today’s consumer climate where Americans can mix and match any type of food, fashion or fun, Buckhead-based Wax Candle Bar offers one of the first customizable home décor concepts that is healthy and environmentally-friendly. Customers can create a personalized candle ala carte, choosing from a “bar” with more than 15 phthalate-free fragrances, 20 different styles of containers and three…

I’ll Follow Her Anywhere

    On one of those rare sunny afternoons after Christmas, I sat daydreaming in a coffee shop near my house and found Deb Bowman on Spotify. I had, of course, already listened to her music at the insistence of our friend, the late Don Thomas Hayes (God rest his sassy soul) and recently at Bread & Butterfly in Inman Park,…