Virginia is for Living Well

Looking out over 180 acres of vineyards framed by rolling foothills of the Southwest Mountains in the Virginia Piedmont, Luca Paschina stands where Thomas Jefferson likely surveyed the property while designing the historic landmark mansion for his friend Gov. James Barbour in 1814. Paschina is the accomplished winemaker and general manager at Barboursville Vineyards, but first and foremost, he is…

Happy new year, friends

  What does wellness mean to you? Salads, sit-ups, CBD and sleep? Meditation and meat-free meals? While my fellow magazine editors splash out their trends for 2020 in their January issues, may I jump on the media bandwagon and toss out an idea?   I am going to try to push for more balance in … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

The Younique Foundation   The Younique Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2015 offering support resources for adult women survivors of child sexual abuse.  The Haven Retreat is a 4-day retreat for survivors and free of charge. The mission is a message of hope and healing for survivors while leading a global mission to … Continued

Artisan Beauté Opens

Dr. Diane Alexander hosted a grand opening celebration for her new upscale spa in Buckhead, Artisan Beauté. The event was held at both the spa and the neighboring Iberian Pig where guests could mingle, enjoy signature cocktails and light bites while touring the new space and meet Dr.Alexander. 

Heeling Diabetes, Inc. Presents the Secret Garden Gala in Wonderland

Heeling Diabetes, Inc. hosted its second annual charity gala, the Secret Garden Gala in Wonderland. Despite the chilly weather, guests arrived at the Atlanta City Hall Atrium, in their finest black-tie attire, for an evening of diabetes awareness and philanthropy.

Captain Planet Foundation’s Annual Benefit Gala

The Captain Planet Foundation held its annual Benefit Gala Nov. 16 at Flourish Atlanta., raising $750,000. Musician Chuck Leavell, author Richard Louv, and Dole Packaged Foods president Brad Bartlett received awards. Special musical performances by Leavell, Julian Lennon and Collective Soul, and special guests included media mogul Ted Turner.

Range Boutique: Rock the Runway

Range Boutique hosted a fabulous night celebrating fashion, fun and four-legged pals. Over 400 guests mingled with friends while Style Rangers strutted their stuff with adoptable dogs from Angels Among Us. Plus: complimentary cocktails, small plates, a silent auction, and live music from Beyond the Yellow Brick Road.

Hambidge Center Art Auction Masquerade Bash

The Hambidge Center Art Auction celebrated a Masquerade Bash recognizing visual arts supporters Ruth West and Bob Wells as Honorary Chairmen. Paintings, pottery, photography, sculpture and more than 200 artists as well as performers and installation artists were admired by guests, most wearing or carrying masks.

Serene Scene

Buckhead realtor, Robin Fink loves this bathroom for its elegance and simplicity. The thoughtful master bath renovation in her recent listing in historic Inman Park features Thibaut designer wallpaper, custom Avalon cabinets with footed kick space and Carerra Marble Countertops with high-end Delta plumbing fixtures.  The shower included a slide bar shower head in addition to the wall-mounted showerhead. The white penny tile and…

KarmaFarm Southern Caviar  

This is a Wilder family favorite side salad, or fresh appetizer with chips, an easy, healthy way to add a nutritious and delicious item to a lunch or dinner menu.  

Forty Years of Home

Since 1979, the Charity has served more than 50,000 families seeking medical care for their children in Atlanta. In celebration, Gov. Brian Kemp proclaimed March 11, 2019, as Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities Day in Georgia.

Key West Oasis

Located where Duval Street meets the Gulf of Mexico at Sunset Pier in Key West, this quiet hotel is adjacent to Mallory Square in historic Old Town Key West, providing guests a sanctuary, attentive service and a front row seat to the show that is the sunset. 

Editor’s Giving Guide

 Big Taste, Tiny Can  To create the canned lowball line, Tip Top founders Neal Cohen and Yoni Reisman tapped six-time James Beard Award nominee Miles Macquarrie to develop each recipe. These beautifully branded tiny cans are ready to pour. Negroni, Manhattan and Old Fashioned. All the taste of a just-made classic cocktail. Genius! Find them at your local liquor store.…

Lifestyle Pubs sends reader to the beach

Nancy Holloway of Alpharetta was the lucky winner in Lifestyle Publications’  beach holiday giveaway. She and her sister escaped to the lovely Henderson Park Inn in Destin for four nights of relaxation and pampering.  The Henderson is an adult-only beachfront bed and breakfast with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, and an easy morning’s drive from Alpharetta. 

Happy holidays, friends

This will be my first Christmas with a grandson, the best gift ever.  My babies are 20, 22 and 27 and while they make my heart explode with love and pride every day, it’s little Teddy who will be the star of this year’s holiday season. Lucky for me, he and his parents will make … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Jr. League Honored   Recently, The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) was honored to be selected as a recipient of the 2019 YO Award presented on behalf of Atlanta nonprofit, Page Turners Make Great Learners. JLA has partnered with Page Turners for the last four years by sharing the importance of reading in local schools … Continued

2nd Annual Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic

The 2nd Annual Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic was held at Chukkar Farm Polo Club, with over 500 attendees to support the Ride to the Olympics foundation. Sponsored by Bentley and Grey Goose, the event featured a day party, polo match, and runway show. Photos ETV Media Solutions

Teal Trot 2019

The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance hosted its annual “Teal Trot” 5K at Chastain Park to honor local ovarian cancer patients, survivors and supporters on September 14. The event drew its largest crowd ever with 1,100 participants and raised $146,000 to support statewide education and awareness efforts.; 404.255.1337.

Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Caroline Ann was the featured designer for the Couture for Kids fashion show at Tootsies benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Since its inception, the event has raised $190,000. Attendees included Kristin Klingshirn, Davi Crimmins, Holly Firfer, Karyn Greer, Trayce Hutchins, Grace Wethor, Shaye Strager, Jennifer Valdez, Angie Ward.

Whiskey Blue’s Woof-Top Howl-O-Ween Party

Atlantans and their pups pulled out their best costumes and visited Whiskey Blue for their Woof-Top Howl-O-Ween Party! The party featured a costume contest with prizes awarded to the best-dressed pups in attendance along with a pop-up dog park with a spooky dog-sized haunted house.

Religious Diversity, Inclusion

A deep respect for difference is a way of life at Woodward Academy. Our students and faculty bring a variety of races, cultures, ethnicities, and learning styles as well as the beautiful differences of their various religious faiths. 

Crowd Pleasers

Mulled red wine (Bordeaux of course) with cognac, spiced with cinnamon, star anise, clove, and orange peel.

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…

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.

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.

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 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…


 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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…