Unfiltered Tips for Your Family Holiday Photos 

    With the holiday season in full swing many of us are reaching for our cameras, and let’s be honest, smartphones more often so we can capture these precious and festive moments. We’re also booking our holiday photoshoots and rushing around to find the perfect collection of outfits that make us look coordinated - but not cheesy.   With all of…

Thanking Givers

Every opportunity we get, we pause to thank people in our community who make giving a priority. And during this month of Thanksgiving, we put our hands together and thank these Lifestyle Publications Givers. 

Side Kick

1 cup pepper jelly 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 cup dark chicken stock 2 Tbsp fried chili in oil (find at your favorite Buford highway outpost) 1 tsp sesame oil 2 Tbsp Szechuan peppercorn 2 tsp Korean chili flakes Chopped ginger, scallion, and garlic 3 dashes fish sauce Squeeze of a lime Fry the chili flakes, chili in oil, ginger,…

Beauty inside and out

Celebrated Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Diane Alexander, has opened a luxury spa in Buckhead, a seamless combination of a medical approach to aesthetics in a luxurious setting.

I’m thankful for The Bahamas

Last year, I had the pleasure of staying at The Abaco Club. The hospitality was unending and the clear warm water and blue sky embraced me. I wrote to my friends there to ask how they are coping after Hurricane Dorian and how we can help and they sent this report. Hurricane Dorian barreled through … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

Tommy’s Barber Shop Celebrates 60 At the 60th Anniversary celebration of Tommy’s Barber Shop, Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell presented Walter “Tommy” Thomas with a full-size scissors trophy on a plaque.  Massell, a former Mayor of Atlanta, reported that “the longevity of family-operated businesses in Buckhead like White House Restaurant at 71 years,  Joe May Cleaners … Continued

The Elaine Sterling Institute Grand Opening

The Elaine Sterling Institute celebrated the grand opening event for the new Lenox Square location on August 22. The 25,768 square-foot facility mimics a contemporary spa environment – offering esthetician, nail care and massage therapy programs. The community can experience services at competitive prices, including HydroFacials, massage therapy and more.

Beato Goes To Brazil Book Launch Party

'Beato Goes To Brazil' book launch party at the Consulate of Brazil in Atlanta. Mr Kaupert told the audience how excited the consulate was to see a children's book about a traveling cat going to Brazil. Samba performed by Fogo Brasil group & talk by Atlanta-based author Sucheta Rawal.

Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

Buckhaven Lifestyle – Doris and Shouky Shaheen Gift Feature

In the early 1970s, Atlanta-based philanthropists Doris and Shouky Shaheen began what would become a decades-long journey of art collecting when they purchased Maurice de Vlaminck’s “Banlieue de Paris” from a local gallery. Over the past 50 years, the couple grew their collection to include dozens of artworks by some of the most recognized artists of the late 19th and early…

The Point of it all

Just as the bath water in my soaking tub was losing its steam, the fire was calling for another log. Climbing out of the deep tub and into a thirsty robe, I threw a few more logs into the big stone fireplaces in the bathroom and sitting room. Every window in the Lookout offered an expansive view over moody Upper…

Doctors We Love

Each year, more than 16,000 children will receive a new cancer diagnosis. Last year alone 456 parents walked through the doors of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and heard the devastating words, “your child has cancer.” That’s more than one family per day.

Georgia Water and Fire Restoration

 What Polo in the Pines means to us:  Matt Fowler: As a childhood cancer survivor myself, and with the tremendous 28-year fight that my mother in law, Sharon Knight, lived with until she gained her angel wings in 2018 we were driven to create a lasting legacy event. Since inception and especially through our partnering with Children’s Health Care of…

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

 Children’s became the beneficiary of Polo in the Pines 3 years ago.  We continue to work with founder, Tina Fowler and her team, to raise money for pediatric cancer research and specifically the last three years, brain cancer research at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder’s Center at Children’s.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Polo in the Pines benefits a great cause and Bank of America/Merrill has supported Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in the past.  The cache’ and uniqueness of Polo is a big part of the attraction of our participation.  Golf and other sporting events are always enjoyable, but even the most avid sports fan has often never attended a Polo match and…

Audi

Audi support for Polo in the Pines initiated in 2019. Audi has been a great sponsor of Polo throughout the USA and loved the opportunity to become a partner in Polo in the Pines for 2019. The incredible work that Polo in the Pines has accomplished with Children’s Health Care and childhood cancer research was a huge part of Audi’s…

Tito’s

 What Polo in the Pines means to us.  Tito’s Handmade Vodka has been with Polo in the Pines since the very beginning in 2012! We knew from the beginning what a fabulous occasion it would be to get together and support the amazing things that Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta does. Tito’s Handmade Vodka was started by a man named Tito…

Asheville for the rest of us

My favorite memory of visiting Asheville, North Carolina, isn’t sipping a remarkable local beer or conquering a challenging mountain hike. The thing I remember most about my recent stay is the hotel turn-down service. I should have known when I was offered a glass of local cuvée at check-in that more nice things were about to happen to me. Later that…

A note from the founder of Polo in the Pines

In the Spring of 1989, I was 16 years old, my mother, Sharon McCollum Knight, was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma. She was given six months to live at the age of 37. She survived over 28 years until July 2017. My husband, Matt Fowler, is a 28-year adult survivor of … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Destin Wine and Food Fest The Third Annual Harvest Wine and Food Festival is set for October 25-26. The culinary talents includes eight award-winning celebrity chefs from throughout the Southeast including Hugh Acheson, David Bancroft, Rusty Bowers and Pat Pascarella. hey join a list of incredible iconic Gulf Coast restaurants and returning talent. The Destin … Continued

27 years of Jeffrey Cares

27 years of Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta on Monday, August 26, 2019. The annual fashion forward and philanthropic event was hosted by Event Chairs Lila Hertz, Louise Sams, and Marsha Archer, held at Phipps Plaza and benefited Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina.    

A Day of Dopeness

Atlantans gathered at Whiskey Blue for A Day of Dopeness curated by artist DL Warfield. Featuring photographers including Derek Blanks, Rachael Gliebe, Emef Griffin, Renaldo Nehemiah, Rious, Takeo Spikes and Mr. Wattson, guests had the opportunity to have their portraits taken with Warfield’s Dope Box installations.

Nearing the Million Dollar Mark

Every once in awhile you meet someone that changes your life forever.  For me, this person was Tina Fowler, founder and executive director of Polo in the Pines.

A Halo and a Hat

“The next best thing to a hat is a halo!  If you’re not wearing a halo, you’d better be wearing a hat!” Illona Cardona wears both.

Swell Targets Giving

As an editor of this magazine, I have the pleasure of meeting talented writers, creative visionaries and big-hearted humans who make giving a priority.  When I met Ansley Pridgen and Melissa Touchton of Swell Media at a Polo in the Pines planning meeting, I knew their energy and experience was about to take the event to the next level.  I caught up…

Polo Fashion

All eyes are on Polo in the Pines, October 5 and 6 and everyone here at Lifestyle Publications is thinking about what to wear to the year's most fabulous polo event.

Football Fan Fashion

Atlanta based Stewart Simmons strives to inspire joy, community and celebration through their tailgating apparel. After spending her undergrad years at FSU, the founder, Shena Simmons, felt like she and her friends spent every fall looking for items to wear to football games and there were just never a lot of options so she created Stewart Simmons in 2016. The…

Make a Statement

According to the experts, the big jewelry trends this fall are statement earrings, high-style hoops, pinky rings and layered chains - - which is great news to local fine jewelry designer Lisa Stein of LA Stein.  Working from her home in south Buckhead, Lisa has been creating a purposeful line of earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets that have meaning to…

From LA to ATL

We recently caught up with local fashion designer Ashley Wallace, designer, and owner of Buckhead’s newest boutique on East Andrews, House of Wallace. She grew up on the West Coast but proudly calls Atlanta home where she’s making a mark with her eponymous label, her extraordinary style and a commitment to give back to the city she’s fallen in love…

Northside Youth Organization to Host Homecoming Celebration

Calling all Northside Youth Organization (NYO) player alumni and current and former parents, coaches, volunteers and community supporters.  On October 6, NYO is hosting a very special event to commemorate 70 years of youth sports at Chastain Park fostering the growth and development of young athletes as part of the North Atlanta community.

Hello friends,

Winding down from summer, I can only think about where to go next to find that quiet release that I had at the lake. Waking to a chorus of birds and later in the day, lulled by the cicadas while I lay in the hammock under a thick canopy of pines and cedars. Meeting old … Continued

Wine, Dine and Save Marine Life at Georgia Aquarium

Dive into your passion for wine and giving at the 14th annual Aqua Vino at Georgia Aquarium on Friday, October 4, offering an exclusive opportunity to sample more than 150 wines from around the world, indulge in cuisine from more than 40 of Atlanta’s premier restaurants, and directly benefit Georgia Aquarium’s global research and conservation programs. This year Georgia Aquarium’s own…

September 2019 Around Town

Blue Heron’s Success Blue Heron Nature Preserve announced this week that the nonprofit environmental center met its $750,000 goal to finish its new three-mile trail network known as the Blueway Trail. Once two major bridges are in place before the end of the year, all three parcels of the Nature Preserve will be easily accessible … Continued

OM at Home

 Upward Salute (Inhale)  Begin standing with feet hip-width distance apart and arms turned outward so palms face away from your torso. Inhale as you sweep your arms out and up toward the ceiling. Extend your elbows and reach up through your pinky fingers. Tip your head back slightly to gaze at your thumbs.  Forward Fold (Exhale)

Hello friends,

Living here in Georgia, our summer continues right into August (and really, into September). Aren’t we lucky?  I know the heat can be a bit overwhelming, but now with the kids back in school, parents can find their own summer groove.  It’s a great time to find your favorite spa, yoga class, coffee spot or … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Jr. League: “Stand Up” “Take this as a charge to stand up.” Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-6) addresses The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.  annual Leadership Retreat on Saturday, June 8 where more than 100 civic-minded women gathered at Buckhead’s Atlanta Speech School to kick off the organization’s 103rd year of service to the Atlanta community. … Continued

2019 Driskell Prize Dinner

On April 26, 2019, the High Museum of Art hosted the Driskell Prize Dinner honoring Driskell Prize recipient Dr. Huey Copeland. 

All About Jeffrey

Atlanta’s most philanthropic and fashionable affair, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, is set to celebrate 27 stylish years on Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m. The annual event, which has become a mainstay on Atlanta’s social circuit, is founded by acclaimed retailer and arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, who recently expanded his Atlanta store in Phipps Plaza and is now offering both men’s…

Polo in the Pines Partners with Ellis Audi

 Audi Marietta opened with a celebration featuring elegant food by Bold Catering, handcrafted cocktails, and music by The Main Attraction Band. The Jim Ellis Automotive Family provided a warm welcome, setting the bar high for an exceptional customer experience.  

Finding Balance

Our kids are bombarded by messages, images, media and other unseen pressures that can cause confusion, frustration and upheavals in behavior.  At school, teachers and administrators can be important resources for students as they face the big bad world. In this year’s annual round-up of private schools in Atlanta, we asked about the resources available to kids to help manage…

It’s Still Summer at the Spa

Booking a massage or facial is smart self-preservation, but when your appointment includes unlimited lounge time, a dry sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi, 60-foot saline lap pool, roomy private showers stocked with beautiful bath products and fluffy towels and an outdoor terrace with full food and bar service - well, that’s just pure luxury.

Meet Elaine Sterling

Originally from South Africa, Elaine Sterling is an internationally renowned and award-winning esthetician and educator. She has brought to life her vision of a workforce of well-trained spa therapists through her instruction and foundation of the Elaine Sterling Institute, while also developing her effective and beloved skincare line, Elaine Sterling Skincare. Elaine has upheld the highest industry standards by achieving…

A Parisian Tradition

The third annual Waiters’ Race Atlanta, hosted by The Industry Fund, Le Bilboquet Atlanta and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, will be held on July 14 at 5:00 pm at Center Plaza at The Shops. This year’s race will be the culmination of an afternoon Bastille Day celebration that will include a summer block party and center-wide attractions from 12:00-6:00 pm.

Summer Feast (for the eyes)

 Davio's has long been a friend of BuckHaven Lifestyle Magazine. The Phipps Plaza restaurant hosted our launch party more than seven years ago and has since hosted networking events for our advertisers and friends. The food is consistently fresh and delicious and the service is refined and welcoming. When we asked Davio's to join us in supporting Polo in the Pines…

Hello friends,

When we returned to the USA after living abroad for 13 years, we attended a parade in Salem, Massachusetts near our new home. Pushing a stroller, pregnant with our second, we joined the crowd, still feeling like foreigners in our own country. We had to get used to huge American grocery stores teeming with fresh … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Time to Thank The River The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) released a report documenting its ten most significant accomplishments of the past 25 years. The report demonstrates the organization’s positive impact on the health of the river, which provides drinking water for more than five million people, and on the habitat for countless fish and wildlife. … Continued

2019 Landmark Luncheon

On Thursday, April 25, the Piedmont Park Conservancy celebrated their 30th anniversary derby style at their annual Landmark Luncheon. With more than 735 people in attendance, the Piedmont Park Conservancy was able to raise more than $376,000 for Piedmont Park.

Mansions, Gardens & Ghosts

History came alive during Mansions, Gardens & Ghosts, a history-themed bus tour sponsored by Buckhead Heritage Society. Guests heard little known facts about Buckhead from notable historical figures like Hardy Pace and E. Rivers, who were dressed in period costume. Participants also competed in a Buckhead Secret History Competition.

Here’s To Hair

 Q: How often should a guy get a haircut?  A: A good clean-up is recommended once every three weeks. It doesn’t matter if your style is long, short, messy, or polished, you should always look like it was done on purpose.  Life is hectic and moves very quickly. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and make time for yourself.…

A Beautiful Friendship

Polo in the Pines is an annual charity polo event founded by Tina Fowler and family, held on October 5 and 6,  benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, for pediatric cancer research. The seventh annual event and will be full of amazing additions such as a Veuve Cliquot sponsorship, Audi partnership, Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, vendor market and much more. Lifestyle…