Modern Southern Cookbooks

Today’s cookbooks have evolved from difficult, text-heavy, picture-free collections to become beautiful modern storybooks. Southern cooking and baking has also evolved to include new ideas, fun trends, and daring spins on the classic comfort foods we know and love. Inspired by home cooks, chefs, and heirloom family recipes, the following three cookbook authors have put delicious twists on traditional Southern…

Cool Tech for Your Kitchen

Gone are the days when the only thing beeping in a kitchen is an egg timer! Check out out favorite gadgets to make cooking more fun and better looking.

Southern Hospitality at the Beach

 They had me at “experiential shower.”  The warm staff at The Henderson Beach Resort in Destin welcomed us with a handshake and a suggested itinerary for our 30th wedding anniversary weekend that included a couple’s massage in a suite at their 10,000 square foot Salamander Spa.  “Be sure to stick around after your massage and enjoy Himalayan sea salt room,…

Collaborate for Sweet Success

While a grass roots idea plants the seed, it is through the power of partnerships we discover our true potential.  

Hello foodies!

Elevated burgers, craft cocktails, seasonal beers, hand tacos, roasted Brussels sprouts, cauliflower pureé, kimchi this and kale that, farm-to-table here and dock-to-table there. I like all food trends. They are fun and sometimes even tasty. But mostly, trying something new builds our confidence and gives us perspective.   I remember begging my mother to buy … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Perfect Mizuno Clubs Now that it’s cooler, reenergize your golf game with a new set of clubs. The unique fitting system at the Mizuno Experience Center at The Battery analyzes your “Swing DNA” to identify the perfect shaft for you. The pros at Mizuno will watch as you use a modified 6-iron with a sensor on … Continued

Jeffrey Fashion Cares

The 26th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares benefitted Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina. Over the course of its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised more than $15 million for its beneficiaries.  For more information, visit JeffreyFashionCares.com.  

A Journalist’s Journal: My Love for Shooting Food

I have been blessed with the opportunity to document some of the most wondrous things God has provided worldwide via writing, video, and one of my favorite hobbies, photography. I mostly shoot interiors of buildings, people, beer, cars, landscapes…you name it. However, perhaps my favorite subject is food. Coming from a lineage of chefs in my family, being a proud…

Music to Your Mouth

Low Country hospitality, dancing under the stars to familiar bluegrass favorites, succulent wood fire-roasted oysters plucked from the adjoining May River and bacon cured in the Smoky Mountains perfectly paired with Charleston’s best bourbon. For 12 years, a mighty crescendo has been building, as the South’s favorite music and food festival, Music To Your Mouth, lights up Palmetto Bluff. 

Good Food…For the Public

“Quality food and service in beautiful restaurants shouldn't just be reserved for fine dining.”

Celebrating 20 Years at Eight at Eight Dinner Club

Eight at Eight celebrated 20 years in business at the Hotel Avalon on August 8th. More than 150 people from the both matchmaking services gathered and met fun singles from all over metro Atlanta. It was a night filled with fun introductions and celebration, as they expand into Johns Creek.

Expressions of the Soul

 Article Valerie Shepherd | Photography Cameron Meredith  "My pieces make a journey from my head, to my heart, to my hands, to meet and match your soul."  There's just something about the bright colors of Andrea Becker Designs that remind you of water, the beach, ancient treasures, and the vibrant Caribbean that call to the soul. And Buckhead's own  goldsmith and creator…

Dressed To Impress

 Article Dennis Malcolm Byron | Photography Dennis Malcolm Byron and Automakers  The automotive industry continues to be extremely competitive, so automakers have to find inventive ways to stand out from the rest. One of the most effective methods to stand out from the rest is to attract the eye of owners and prospective buyers. Be it a makeover of an existing…

Seeing With Style

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Nicole Stephens  Picking out glasses with Andy and Gazal Tabrizipour is like shopping with a very savvy personal stylist who also happens to know everything about the technology behind the frames. They ask about lifestyle (do you workout? spend time in an office?). And, they study the prescription to determine specific needs that will…

Meet Ken Hughes

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Meeting Ken Hughes, you might be inclined to pick his brain about smart heating and cooling solutions for your home or business. Do you really need to change HVAC filters every year? (Yes) Can you assess the health of your furnace by its functionality and appearance? (No)  Ken owns Milton Mechanical Services, the…

Baby Love

 Article Jessi Ford | Photography Provided  If glitter, tutus and wild graphic tees aren’t your idea of a stylish wardrobe for the little one in your life, you aren’t alone. When Sarah Heiserer, Brookhaven resident and fashion admirer, had her daughter three years ago, she couldn’t find a children’s clothing line with the minimalistic, neutral and easy-to-wear look she was…

Poppin’ Good

 Article Pam Yasinski  When was the last time you had an unexpected moment of happiness ( UMoH )? The people who put the POP in King of Pops hope it was when you had one of their popsicles in hand. Two brothers, Steven and Nick Carse turned their pushcart business into a dream come true on UMoH at a time.   The pops…

Hello Lovelies!

When I was in eighth grade, my brother gave me a book of fashion photographs by Richard Avedon. This little Midwest girl shopped at The Gap and some other long-gone boutique in the local mall. I was a short tomboy with zero fashion sense but knew that book was something special. The only thing I … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Rays Reminesces Ray’s on the River server Lynne Gomez celebrates 33rd work anniversary this month. The now iconic Chattahoochee River-based seafood and steak restaurant hired her after a local retailer turned her down for a visual merchandising job. The rest is history, which Gomez is happy to reminisce. If you ask her for favorite memories, the … Continued

Cooking for a Cause

Several Buckhead and North Fulton residents raised funds during a fun evening of culinary camaraderie and competition at Team Building with Taste to benefit The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation, which helps remove financial barriers for low income breast cancer patients in beginning and successfully completing their treatment.

InstaStyle

 Article Melissa Brown  These local fashion bloggers are giving us some serious style inspiration! Next time you’re scrolling through Instagram, be sure to take a peek at their pages to get ideas for your wardrobe. Find colors, prints and ensembles that make you happy, follow them and tag us! Once you’ve been inspired by these bloggers fabulous outfits, make your way…

October Polo Date

Polo in the Pines Charity Classic benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is October 13 & 14 benefiting pediatric cancer research. Save the date, find a fab hat and cheer on the polo players on the grand field adjacent to the big party tent. Capital Grille is feeding us!  Choa.org/polointhepines

All Are Welcome Here

 Article and Photography Maria Smith  From infants to seniors to the furry members of our families, all are welcome in Buckhead, Brookhaven and surrounding neighborhoods. Check out these family-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly patios, and local fun that works for everyone!  Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd

Brace Yourself

 Article Melissa Brown  With kids heading back to school this month, we asked Dr. Arjun Patel to share his expertise on what smart orthodontic treatment looks like.   1.  When should parents take their kids for their first visit to an orthodontist? 

Trust Earned

 Article Maria Smith | Photography Nicole Stephens  Morgan & DiSalvo PC  5755 North Point Pkwy Suite 17

Caroline Forever

 Article and Photography Sean O'Keefe  Happy, spunky, and feisty are three words that describe 4-year-old Caroline Brewer. While spending a good amount of time keeping her two older brothers in line, Caroline loves going to preschool, playing with her friends, and practicing ballet. In addition to that, Caroline is fighting a battle that no child should ever have to face. …

Back to School

 Article Sue G. Collins  Whitefield Academy  1 Whitefield Drive, SE  Smyrna, GA 30126

Pedal Power

 Article Julie Herron Carson | Photography Provided  After a successful sales career that took him across the country and around the world, Sandy Springs resident Eric Hunger was ready for a change.  He began to look for a new business opportunity in his home town that would allow him to live a healthier lifestyle, interact with others who shared his…

Hello friends,

Don’t judge me. I don’t like cats. They are moody, bossy and aren’t always thoughtful when it comes to choosing the best spot to leave their mark.  But, we have three at our house since everyone else loves cats. And, we’ve always had a cat, adopting them from friends and shelters Johnny (named after the … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

#WATER IS LIFE – It connects us Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) has been working to protect the Chattahoochee River and foster a sense of community around this resource that provides life to more than five million people for more than two decades.  On Saturday, August 4, join the first ever Back to the Chatt RACE, BIG … Continued

Elite Celebrates

Elite Pour La View bridal salon in Alpharetta celebrated with friends and clients. The Alpharetta designer boutique has helped hundreds of brides walk down the aisle with confidence and elegance. ElitePourLaVie.com

Jeffrey Fashion Cares

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Host Committee members and Patrons descended upon Atlas last month to celebrate the 26th annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares happening at Phipps this month benefiting Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF) and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dog Days of Summer

Our photographer Michael W. Thomas caught Buckhead residents at play with their dogs. Brookhaven Park offers an off-leash dog park, open daily. MWTPhotography.com 

Smarter Summer Sippers

 Article and Photography  BuckHaven Lifestyle chatted with Thaddeus Keefe, owner of 1Kept, tucked away on Peachtree Rd. Why mocktails?  Drinking and enjoying cocktails is a social activity, which often makes it hard not to drink when out with friends. A great mocktail helps you engage in the social ritual of drinking without the hangover. Our mocktails use the same quality, fresh ingredients…

Veins 101

 Article David Martin, RN, CEO, VeinInnovations  If there are symptoms, such as leg pain, aching, tiredness, swelling, skin changes, burning, or cramping, and a venous ultrasound shows refluxing veins, then the carrier will usually pay for treatment.  VeinInnovations also offers 12-month, interest-free payment plans. VeinInnovations has offices in Sandy Springs and Johns Creek. VeinInnovations.com  Summertime means shorts and swimsuits. Our team…

Summer Love

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Fredrik Brauer  Growing up in the flat suburbs in southeast Michigan, I dreamed of having a back yard pool. I mean, what could be cooler than grabbing a Tab from the fridge and walking out to your own kidney-shaped pool brimming with crystal clear water heated to the optimal temp for doing next to…

Summer Grooves from Johnny’s

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Johnny’s Hideaway in Buckhead celebrated its 39th anniversary recently, If you don't know (and have been living under a rock) Johnny’s is well known as Atlanta’s original nightspot for big kids, and with good reason – the popular restaurant and dance club has been guaranteeing good times since 1979.  Greg Picciano had no idea a turntable, a…

Saluting Andee’s Army

 Article Vikki Locke | Photography William Twitty  Imagine being a 19-year-old baseball prodigy in 2009, living the dream. Playing a division one sport at the University of Georgia with your best friends. Then suddenly, it’s all taken away after a scooter accident on campus leaves you paralyzed from the waist down. This is what happened to Chance Veazey. On July…

2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label Yacht Club Theme Edition

 Dennis Malcolm Byron  Provided  The 2018 Navigator Black Label Yacht Club Theme Edition is undoubtedly the most opulent Lincoln yet. The twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6, 450-horsepower engine with 10-speed transmission has this ship sailing smoothly on its Ebony Black 22-inch wheels and glistening lattice grille. Inside the cabin, seven adults can be coddled by the striking Coastal Blue Venetian-hued leather to further…

Salle on Sunnies

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Since the sun never sets when you're cool, we asked Wendy Salle at the gorgeous Salle Opticians at Phipps Plaze to recommend her favorite sunglasses for the summer of 2018. Wendy and her team have traveled the world since 1987 to bring unique and design-forward styles to BuckHaven. Here are their picks.  Moscot infuses its unmistakably…

July 2018 Around Town

Swim for Good Swim Across America – Atlanta  invites neighborhood pools to add “fun” raising to their summer swim season with an easy turnkey program provided by SAA.  Neighborhood pools can simply host a pool party or a Lap-A-Thon to raise funds for clinical research trials at In turn, SAA will provide banners, tattoos, and … Continued

2018 High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction

In its 26th year, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction reached a live auction total of more than $1.3 million and a silent auction total of more than $141,000 on March 24, 2018. Wine Auction events raised $3 million to support the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.

Happy summertime

This issue hits my sweet spot. Summertime. As a kid, I’d ride my 10-speed bike own a dusty dirt road to Colony Swim Club after I’d finished my chores and practiced piano. With a towel, book, PB&J sandwich and a quarter in my backpack, I’d be set for the day. By 5:30pm, my mom and … Continued

Casting with the Boys

 Article and Photography Sue G. Collins  After a productive morning in the bright classroom at the Orvis Fly Fishing School at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama, I was ready to get a fly rod in my hands and see what all the fuss was about.  

Joe Gransden, the King of Cool

 Article Corinne Cummings | Photography Provided  Joe Gransden is a 47-year-old trumpeter and singer who has been performing for crowds in Atlanta and across the country for 20+ years. He performs almost six nights a week and has been influenced by Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra, and has released more than a dozen records as a solo artist. He’s on…

Happy Father’s Day, Guys

For this men’s issue, I channeled my dad, Spud Sparling, who lived life voraciously and was gregarious, hard working and athletic. He worked hard but played harder. I was the first girl after four boys so I ran faster, climbed higher and just did more, not to keep up with my brothers, but to keep … Continued

Lifestyle Forever

Advertising partners and friends joined the Lifestyle Pubs team at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Phipps Plaza.

June 2018 Around Town

Atlanta’s Newest Gem is Now Open Buckhead just got a lot more sparkle. Atlanta Diamond Company, a ready-to-wear and custom fine jewelry studio, has opened in Monarch Plaza across from Lenox Mall. Owned and operated by graduate gemologist, Kenyatta Black and wife Nicole Black, M.B.A., the studio provides the consultation services of a boutique-style jeweler … Continued

Firefly Fete

The Brookhaven and North Buckhead Friends Spring Party benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was held on April 27 at a private home in Historic Brookhaven.

Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW   INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Vegetable … Continued