Hello, BuckHaven

At the turn of the last century, Americans started to warm to the idea of taking a vacation. While their work ethics were stronger than ever, Americans needed structure to their holidays, purpose to their play. In 1874, American Methodists founded Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly in New York. The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association in Oak Bluffs was the…

Dr. Lile Welcomed

Aesthetic Specialty Centre welcomed Dr. Laura Lile to the med spa practice with a special event. She specializes in wellness and anti-aging, bioidentical hormone replacement, non-invasive treatments and more. 30% off sunscreens and complimentary skin cancer screening for readers

Odyssey for Kids

Odyssey Brunch Co-Chairs Amy Kim Gira and Lys Paulhus, and the Odyssey Brunch Committee hosted the annual 2017 Odyssey Brunch at The St. Regis Hotel. Odyssey's mission is to expand the ambitions of Atlanta students and empower them on a successful journey to college and a fulfilling career. BenRose Photography

GOCA’s Big Night

The seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, presented by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute at the Delta Flight Museum, raised more than $270,000 for the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance to support education and awareness programs throughout the state. Dinner by Les Dames d'Escoffier International. Photos Fredrik Brauer. GAOvarianCancer.org

Southern Gentleman Shows Pet Love

Passion for Paws is a local Atlanta non-profit organization that partners with other animal rescues for fundraising, networking and rescue efforts. According to the American Humane Association, each year about 3.7 million animals are euthanized, thousands here in Georgia. While this problem is overwhelming, it can be solved if rescue groups have the volunteer and financial help to get these…

May 2017 Around Town

The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is offering the Petite Pastry Chef Experience--a two-hour pastry class in the hotel’s kitchen with Executive Pastry Chef Troman Felizmenio. Kids ages 7 to 14 will get their own personalized chef coats and learn how to make the hotel’s signature sweets from a pastry master. After the class, kids will join their parents for lunch and desert…

Festivals For The Rest of us

Are you ready for the second half of 2017? These food, beverage and music festivals will help you look forward to it! As the weather gets warmer and vacations become imperative after a long winter, here are some festivals throughout the nation—plus one north of the U.S. border—our travel expert Dennis Malcolm Byron--aka beer expert Ale Sharpton--strongly recommends especially for…

Antigua Dreaming

Weeks after I returned from four fast days in Antigua, I could close my eyes and still feel the warm embrace of the long stretches of quiet beaches that hug the curvy Caribbean coastline and the clear blue sea. Oh, that blue. A blue that beckons, constant and seductive, promising and encouraging. A lens to another world. And, isn’t that…

Runway Fashion

You’ve decided on the dates and destination, made air and hotel reservations and loaded your bag with books and MAGAZINES. Now, time to pack. Ugh. We asked personal stylist to the stars, Robanne Schulman of Plaid Monkey Buckhead to shop for travel-friendly outfits that will turn heads. We shot Robanne and her three favorite travel picks at Ascension Air at…

Heroines Among Us

Most everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. From patients to family members and close friends, the disease has lasting effects on the community as a whole. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, someone is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer every three minutes, and more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not…

Sweet Suites

As a Cornell University "Hotelie" and photojournalist specializing in travel, I have a solid understanding of what a standout destination is when it comes to unpacking your bags. From "glamping" outdoors in luxurious tents, to swimming in one of the most jaw-dropping pools set in the middle of a canyon, these hotels, resorts and campsite will make you second guess…

Camp Twin Lakes Gala

Camp Twin Lakes kicked off their 25th year with a celebratory gala at the Georgia Aquarium on January 28. The event, which raised $785,000, honored founder Doug Hertz as well as past and current board presidents, Jay Smith, Comer Yates, Bonnie Harris, Lawrence Kenny and Elizabeth Correll Richards.

Art Papers

Featuring works by more than 250 established and emerging artists, the Annual ART PAPERS Art Auction lit up Ponce City Market for its 18th year.

Vintage: Making Lawns New

The Chamblee and Cumming-based Vintage Lawn and Landscape Services Owner Peter Wood is not solely focused on making the grounds of homes and businesses picturesque. especially during the warm months. He says simply, "I enjoy making people happy." And that unselfish statement makes perfect sense since Wood's field of work experience for more than two decades demanded it. "I have…

Dancing with OUR stars

Atlanta based non-profit, EDIN, the Eating Disorders Information Network, will hold its 7th Annual Celebrity Dance Challenge, the beloved event where local celebrities are paired with professional dancers to compete in all types of dance and raise funds for EDIN. The event takes place Thursday, April 20 at Buckhead Theatre. The Celebrity Dance Challenge is EDIN’s largest event, created to…

Happy Fifth Anniversary to Us!

We are thrilled to present our first ever "Best Of" issue, teeming with 50 fabulous businesses that you have chosen as your favorites. We were bowled over to see the tally, more than 8,000 of you chiming in to vote for the shops and services that you visit most often. More than 4,000 people visited our website in January for…

April 2017 Around Town

Brookhaven Farmers Market is excited to announce the opening day and schedule for the 2017 season. The Market will reopen on Saturday, April 22, returning to the University Baptist Church parking lot located at 1375 Fernwood Circle NE & Dresden. Market hours of operation will continue to run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon through November 18, rain or…

DANA BARRETT

One of the few female voices in Atlanta talk radio, Dana Barrett is known for bringing her business & entrepreneurial experience and her sassy sense of humor to the local and national headlines everyday. “I let the other guys yell about politics,” says Barrett, “My show covers the rest.” From business, to lifestyle, pop-culture and health, Dana’s smart, high-energy show…

Dear Papa Jim,

We like your magazine! Since this issue is full of the BEST things about living here, we wanted to say that YOU are the BEST thing about living here.

Happy 5th Birthday to Us

To celebrate five fabulous years of bringing sweet stories to you about good people doing good things, we chose a gallery of our favorite covers, dedicated to our publisher, the one and only Jim Newman.

Best of BuckHaven

We asked you to tell us where you shop, eat, play, stay healthy and get 'er done. We heard from more than 4,000 readers and friends in the nomination round and 8,000 who chimed in to vote for the Best Of BuckHaven. We're delighted to bring you this year's winners and the runners up who also deserve some love. Look…

Laura Hathaway Gallery

Buckhead resident Laura Hathaway believes that great art enriches us beyond measure. As the owner and director of Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, she is using her extroverted sales and marketing personality to build a supportive, sustaining community for the arts and connect contemporary artists with new audiences while also exploring her more introverted love for the arts.

March 2017 Around Town

More robotic-assisted surgeries are performed at Northside Hospital than anywhere else in the Southeast. New data from Intuitive Surgical, manufacturer of the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System, ranks Northside among the top one percent of all robotic surgery programs in the United States and the No. 1 gynecologic (GYN) robotic surgery program in the country. Northside Hospital is committed to…

Happy March

My sweet mom used to remind us, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Growing up in Michigan, we hoped and prayed that was true. By March, we’d had it with shoveling, muddy icicles mucking up wheel wells, freezing grey days and the lack of sunshine. Here in BuckHaven, March will mostly come in like…

Davio’s pastry chef

Qiana Jacobs is the Pastry Chef at Davio’s Atlanta where you must always save room for dessert. Qiana celebrates her one year anniversary at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse at Phipps Plaza this month. Jacobs was born and raised in upstate New York and moved to Georgia with her family as a teenager. In 2001, she graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary…

A Little Italy

When you dine at an Italian restaurant in Atlanta, you wouldn’t expect to see a pie on the menu. No, I’m not talking about pizza pie, I’m talking about a flaky, buttery pie crust filled like a shepherds pie or a chicken pot pie. At Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante, the timballo was just that: a pie filled with Berkshire…

Get Your Yumbii Fix Every Day, All Day

You may be familiar with the bright blue and yellow food truck, Yumbii, that pioneered Atlanta’s food truck movement. Now, this first and favorite food truck adds service beyond the streets with its first brick-and-mortar restaurant that opened in this past December.

Seconds at The Dessert Place

The Dessert Place is back. After getting scoffed at for ordering just coffee and sweets at traditional sit-down restaurants back in 1979, Sheryl Meddin and Bennett Frisch decided to cook up their own business…and the concept of The Dessert Place was born.

GOCA Flies High for Cancer Awareness at Gala

The Sandy Springs-based Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is set to host another spectacular soiree at the Delta Flight Museum with its seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, on Saturday, March 11. All proceeds from the event support the organization’s statewide education and awareness efforts and community outreach programs. Last year’s gala drew 700 attendees and raised almost $250,000. The GOCA…

Appy Meals

It seems like we rely on apps for everything from the weather to traffic, so why not rely on apps to help you find or cook food? We’ve tested six apps that will make finding a place to eat out or a recipe to cook at home an easy decision. Download and you'll be on your way to a satisfying…

High’s Picks

Are you a wine lover? Then don’t miss “The Big One,” the 25th year of the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction, March 22–25. The Auction is the largest charity wine auction in the United States benefiting the arts and the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC300 Roadster

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC300 Roadster realizes the dreams of even their most frugal enthusiasts by delivering an attractive, hardtop convertible replacing the SLK line starting at $47,950. At first look, the exterior restyling of its more rounded front, diamond grille, LED lights, tail lamps and rear bumper were not only evident, but applauded. Under the hood, the 2.0L inline-4…

Captain Planet

The Captain Planet Foundation presented its 25th annual Benefit Gala, one of the Southeast’s largest eco-benefits recognizing people for extraordinary environmental stewardship and change-making, raising funds for the Foundation’s mission to support hands-on environmental projects and environmental learning strategies through grant giving and programs.

Abbey Glass

Abbey Glass is a talented Buckhead designer with a penchant for beautiful fabric and lines that are modern yet approachable. Abbey was introduced to her grandmother’s 1940’s Singer sewing machine at the age of 9. The middle child of two accomplished doctors, left brain always came before right, but Abbey continued to experiment with garment construction and design in her…

Backyard Bling

Owning a home is one thing, but when there is the possibility to make the backyard a personal paradise, look no further than Chris Sears and his company Sears, Smith and Associates, Inc. Sears, 44, is a Georgia Registered Landscape Architect and company president who developed his expertise thanks to his Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the State University…

Hello BHL!

My dad was a small business owner and entrepreneur, working with the Detroit automotive industry for nearly 50 years. His plant did vacuum metalizing and injection molding for the Big Three, cranking out tens of thousands shiny silver Chrysler logos for sedan dashboards, long plastic swooshes for exterior trim on Ford station wagons and occasionally working with a pal to…

February 2017 Around Town

The first ever Best of BuckHaven Lifestyle reader awards are up for grabs and your vote is needed. All this month, votes will be tallied from the link on our website. Cheer for your favorite places to shop, eat, drink, workout and more. Rally your friends and neighbors to vote for the hot spots in your neighborhood. Winners will be…

Sue’s picks for local spirits

Atlanta is flush with home-spun spirits. This isn't your grandpappy's moonshine, though. Distilleries like Old Fourth Distillery and American Spirit Whiskey are making us proud. This gin is one of my favorites, an impressive rich and smooth pour. Handcrafted Southern Dry Gin from Old Fourth Distillery is distilled from organic Italian wheat and vapor infused with fresh botanicals: juniper berries…

Office Space

The physicians of Georgia Perinatal Consultants and Center for Perinatal Medicine at Northside Hospital are specialists in the diagnosis and management of high-risk pregnancy. Their job is a serious one. In their offices, they deliver good news, plans of attack, words of hope and assurance. Their offices are their refuges, places of contemplation, rest and research. They surround themselves with…

A different type of ‘hybrid’: Muscle Car meets SUV

In common terms, the “hybrid” badge refers to the combination of both electric and gas in a vehicle, but in the case of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, it has been reinvented to mean muscle car meets SUV. For the individual who wants power, luxury and stunning looks enjoyed by up to four other thrill-seeking adults, the hunt is…

Pies with a Purpose

For me, nothing clears away the winter blahs of February than finally finding the time to seek out local gems that have long been written in my iNotes labeled “must try” or “to find” or “neighbor mentioned.” One of those special places has appeared on my list three times now: a note I made last summer “neighbor said best pies…

Happy New Year!

I admit it. I got emotionally involved with one of the stories in this month’s Health & Fitness issue. I got too close. I was a nervous mess before the photo shoot, with butterflies doing a number, my head swimming. Athletes. Dedication, finesse, strength, success.

Harvest for a Cure

Benefiting the National MS Society of Georgia, Atlanta's top chefs, pastry chefs and sommeliers donated time and talent for an evening of tasting and art at Mason Fine Art Gallery. Photography Sue G. Collins. NationalMSSociety.org

Covenant House Speaks

Local leaders in business and government Sleep Out for one night in solidarity for homeless youth. Despite the cold temperatures, supporters were armed with a cardboard box and a sleeping bag. CovenantHouseGa.org

Spotlight on Art

When revered North Carolina artist, Curt Butler, was asked about his favorite forum to showcase his work, Trinity School’s Spotlight on Art was on the top of his list. “I used to do six to eight non-gallery shows a year; I now do two or three. I have whittled the number of shows down to the ones that are the…

6 Apps to Stay Fit and Keep You Healthy

Find more than 3,800 yoga and meditation classes for all levels, taught by world renowned instructors for a $18 per month subscription.

January 2017 Around Town

Lifestyle Publications is thrilled to announce our first ever BEST OF contest, where you speak up and let the world know all your favorite places to shop, eat and do business in our community. This month, go to our website, click the link and nominate your top spots. Then, in February, you'll head back to that same site and vote…

Blues Be Gone

Following the fun and festivities of the holiday season, mild depression or mental distress is common as many people find it difficult to get back into their normal daily lives. This is commonly referred to as holiday blues or post-holiday syndrome. It’s not unusual for a person suffering from the blues to behave erratically for the first few weeks after…

Luxurious, powerful and stealthy

Since Nissan introduced their Maxima to start off the 80s, this pioneer of the “four-door sports car” has never ceased to excite the auto industry with its revered combination of power, road-gripping handling, and eye-popping body designs. Now with five trims delivered from Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant—S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum—the 2017 Maxima Midnight Edition of the SR looks…

2017 Lifestyle Pubs All-Star Team

Meet the team, from left to right, back row first. We are in awe of these girls. They work hard in the classroom, in the community and at practice. We asked about their go-to protein snack, their guiding light, their advice to young athletes and about their lucky charm. Meet the team!