A Growing Heritage at Smith Family Farm

Tucked inside the bustling enclave of Buckhead a special farm is being grown to interpret history.  Visitors to the Atlanta History Center’s Smith Family Farm and Goizueta Gardens can experience a slice of American farm life as it may have been in Atlanta in the 1860s. 

Eco-friendly 4-Door

To garner the classification as “eco-friendly,” there is a very popular misconception that an automobile has to be small, conservative in design, and lacking luxurious amenities. The 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited successfully disproves these assumptions. 

April 2018 Lifestyle Letter

I probably had kale stuck between my teeth during the entirety of the 20th annual Georgia Organics conference, but nobody seemed to care (or find it off-putting). Farmers, journeymen, health and wellness professionals, chefs, public health workers and farm-to-school administrators from Georgia and the Carolinas gathered in Augusta to celebrate all things agricultural. And, boy do those folks know how…

Women in Art

About 150 attendees enjoyed seeing the sculptures and drawings of local artist Susan Cofer at the 30th Anniversary Party, Collectors, Conversations + Cocktails, for the Georgia 
Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and for NMWA. Berkshire 
Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties was a Sustaining Sponsor.

Odyssey Brunch

Odyssey, a non-profit that offers a no-cost summer program for motivated students in Atlanta Public Schools, held a brunch at the St. Regis Atlanta recently.

A gecko, a novel and me

A friendly little gecko scampered across the sun-drenched wall around the pool where I lay reading the third novel of my spring break vacation in Seagrove, Florida. Besides the song of a resident male cardinal serenading his girl, the afternoon was still and quiet. Just the way I like it. 

April 2018 Around Town

The Wesleyan Arts Alliance is proud to announce the return of its much anticipated invitation-only juried art show--the 20th Annual Wesleyan Artist Market, April 26-28. Wesleyan will feature the works of more than 90 professional artists selling acrylic and oil paintings, folk art, ceramics, mixed media, photography, textiles, pottery, glass, jewelry, wood, and much more.  Selected Wesleyan student artists will…

Farm to Restaurant

Dining at the American Cut Buckhead is about more than just steak cooked to perfection and impeccable service. It's an evening full of welcome surprises and satisfaction.

19th Annual Art Papers Art Auction

For its 19th year, the ART PAPERS Art Auction headed downtown to 200 Peachtree Street. Featuring works by more than 250 artists, fare from local restaurants and a DJ spinning tunes for late-night dancing, the not-to-be-missed event drew nearly 1,000 art lovers who vied for the pieces on auction. 

Get Well Spells

When someone you love is sick, don’t you wish you had a magic wand to cast out the pain, dismiss the germs forever and banish the bad news?

Being Green

 Hello everyone!  Spring is here and with that comes spring cleaning of our homes and workspaces.  While making your space tidy you can also make a decision to help our environment and recycle those unwanted items like clothes, electronics, metals, cardboard, plastic and paint.

Buckhead Coalition


One of Atlanta’s most powerful nonpartisan political organizations is reaching out to all others to come together as one.  The Buckhead Coalition, the affluent north Atlanta invitational group of business leaders has adopted the theme “Atlanta Together”, starting with its 29th Annual Meeting recently. Photography by Kimberly Evans.  

March 2018 Around Town

Having garnered four awards in high-quality lash extensions and permanent makeup services, Sweet & Lashful is much more than a beauty salon! As an integrated, full-service salon, we are your one-stop shop for your every beauty need. We offer lash extensions, the keratin lash lift (eyelash perm), lash and brow tinting, facial and body waxing, gel mani/pedis, Korean gel design, clinical skincare,…

Weaving Dreams

When Laura Martin’s 10-year-old grandson Rivers asked her what homeless people in Atlanta do when it’s really cold, their conversation led to a month-long project where together they designed and made blankets from her Buckhead home craft room. Together they built a better blanket based on dialogue with Outreach and Advocacy Center of Atlanta. They put their heads together to…

Rehab Near Home

Justin is a college student from Brookhaven. His life crumbled when he fell to the use of heroin and faced immeasurable problems in his young life. 

High Museum

In its 26th year, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction will celebrate “The Art of Collecting,” from March 21 - 24. This year’s festivities will welcome over 125 vintners and 55 chefs, immersing guests in some of the best wine, art, and food that the country has to offer. The event chairs sat down with BuckHaven Lifestyle to share their…

Pop a Mod Squat

Ring Chair. Popularly known as the “First Lady of Danish Furniture Design,” Nanna Ditzel brought innovation, wit and grace to furniture, textiles and jewelry throughout her six-decade career. Design Within Reach. 1210 Howell Mill Road. DWR.com

Mom’s Meatloaf, Made Mine

One dish I can’t live without is my mom’s meatloaf. Aside from the nostalgia of being at home with my family, it’s a classic, hearty Pennsylvania staple made up of so many of my favorite ingredients. It’s one of those dishes I asked my mother to make for me on my birthday every year. It’s simple and easy to make--just…

Modern Gem in Historic Brookhaven

On any evening this month, and most months,Troy Sealscott and Didier Arnaud will likely be sipping a cocktail with friends on their expansive back porch over looking the pool and hot tub that float across their back yard in historic Brookhaven. 

Hello BuckHaven,

Writing this in Sama, the bright espresso and juice bar on E. Andrews, I’m surrounded by good energy. People are talking about ideas and sharing inspiring stories about their lives, their goals and their projects. It’s not that I’m eavesdropping. I’m just drawn to others who are full of positive energy, confidence and enthusiasm. I posted up after attending Mindful…

Happy, Merry

The Capital Grille Buckhead hosted our fabulous staff for a holiday lunch. Perimeter North Lifestyle is grateful to all the writers, photographers and ad sales staff who support this magazine to bring you stories about our community every month. Photos by Dennis Malcolm Byron and staff.

February 2018 Around Town

Join Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities for a night of fun and philanthropy at their Inaugural Handbag HULLABALOO at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. This event will help the charity serve 2,000+ families in 2018. At this exclusive event, guests will have the opportunity to win up to 30 designer…

Art, Grounded

 Art, Grounded  Imagine commissioning a painting based on your personality, the favorite colors of your favorite room and patterns that inspire you during your everyday living. Working with the artist, you’ll see a mini painting, a sample, and dialogue with the artist as he works to be sure the canvas is becoming your vision. Then, imagine when you bring the…

Grateful Artist

Lee Harper, founding director of Buckhead-based Lee Harper & Dancers, and current Artist-in-Residence for The Westminster Schools, has always sought to create an emotional connection between herself, her dancers and the audience. For more than four decades, she has inspired and taught thousands of children, choreographed productions for some of the premier arts organizations in the Southeast, directed her talented group…

Proud to be American 2018

Maintaining Lifestyle Publications' Driver’s Notebook tradition of featuring new models from automakers originally from the U.S., the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse mid-SUV and 2018 Ford Mustang GT are prime examples of how innovation will continue to progress. 

Fabulous February

 February is the month for love.  And tradition.  And international celebration. 

Valentine’s Gift Guide

Made in the USA, Love Bottle is crafted with up to 40% recycled, eco-friendly glass. We all know drinks taste better in a glass, so stop drinking out of your bottle that changes the taste of water. Spreading kindness and generosity, Love Bottle donates 5% of each purchase to Global Water, which helps communities get access to clean water. LoveBottle.com

Historic Brookhaven Charmer

1030 Farmington Lane was custom built by its current owners in 1993 in the DeKalb county portion of Historic Brookhaven. 

Atlanta Speech School Guild 44TH Annual 
Language & Literacy Gala

The Atlanta Speech School's Gala raised $250,000 in support of the School’s mission to help each child reach their potential through language and literacy, further keeping founder Kitty Hamm's belief that financial circumstances should not prevent a child from receiving services that could profoundly impact their quality of life.

Snowy Bliss

My new best friend and I were exhausted from horseback riding and cross country skiing through most of the 15 miles of groomed and backcountry trails winding through the rolling terrain at Home Ranch that day. But Pete, one of the friendly ski guides, had pulled out the tubes buried under a few feet of new snow and the sun…

Pace Academy Presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Pace Academy’s Upper School theatre department staged a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Nov. 9-12. The show tells the Biblical story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis. The production, directed by Sean Bryan, featured more than 30 Upper School performers and a Lower School chorus.

Spare Time Gallery Opening

On Thursday, November 9, Miami Ad School @ Portfolio Center celebrated the grand opening of Spare Time Gallery, located at 125 Bennett St NW. The gallery is the first space dedicated to celebrating the personal artwork of the creative business community.

Feeling Good in 2018

After talking to personal trainers, coaches and yogis for this new year fitness issue, one common thread ran through our conversations. Having FUN. 

January 2018 Around Town

Father Joel M. Konzen, S.M., has been appointed the Marist School’s president by the Very Reverend Paul Frechette, S.M., provincial superior of the Society of Mary U.S. Province, which has owned and operated Marist School since 1901. Father Konzen will assume his new position effective July 1. Board Chairman William G. Roche, a 1976 graduate of the school, remarked, “We…

Trends to Try: 4 Fitness Classes to Kick Off Your New Year

Cookies, cocktails, calories, oh my! With the indulgence of the holidays behind you, there’s no time like the present to try a new workout. But, with all of the fitness class choices in the neighborhood, how do you find one that’s a fit for you? 

Face Fitness

When it comes to keeping fit, your body is not the only area that can be tightened and toned. With today’s aesthetic treatments, you can firm the skin of your face, neck, décolletage and virtually any other area. Without any surgery, these advanced treatments can tighten skin by encouraging collagen production, which will virtually turn back the clock on your…

15-minute workout with Eric Pyne

Eric Pyne has been a personal trainer in Atlanta since 2008. He currently trains his dedicated clients at Urban Body Fitness. He is an Ambassador for Lululemon and is scouting primo ocations in and around the Buckhead community to open his own gym in early 2018. He trains individuals from all backgrounds, catering each workout to their specific needs and…

Sprout Salad from Atlas

 Atlas Executive Chef Chris Grossman   Dressing ingredients:  2 egg yolks

Modern Take on the Toccoa

Perched on the banks of a wide stretch of the Toccoa River outside Blue Ridge sits an uncommon vacation home with nary an exposed log beam, chunky rough hewn armchair or moose-themed anything. River Dwelling is a stunning modern tribute to all that makes a mountain house sing: unobstructed views of the river, dappled sunlight streaming in through expansive windows,…

Happy Hols!

It snowed November 4 in Northern Michigan, dusting my old stomping grounds with the promise of the December holidays. Here in Atlanta, I look for fresh magnolia branches tied with red gingham ribbon and outdoor pots puffed up with red dogwood, vine balls, pine boughs, bittersweet, purple pansies, Redbor kale and cabbages to signal the coming of my favorite holiday…

Captain Planet Foundation Benefits

Jennie Garlington and Laura Seydel hosted a luncheon and fashion presentation at Saks Fifth Avenue on October 18 benefiting the Captain Planet Foundation. The event introduced BECKEN, timeless, tailored fashions available now at Saks featuring the unfussy warmth and 
welcome of Kentucky horse country, where founder Angela Beck resides.

Peachtree Hills Place

Isakson Living celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest development Peachtree Hills Place. The event included words from 
Andy Isakson-visionary and managing partner of Isakson Living, Mayor Sam Massell-president of Buckhead Coalition, and others.

December 2017 Around Town

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, is pleased to offer an array of holiday happenings this festive season. Sample seasonal menus from the culinary team, enjoy time for self-care and holiday stress-relief at The Spa or get into the spirit of the season at the Hot Cocoa and Photos with Santa event or in their Southern Winter Wonderland. Beginning November 27, the hotel…

A Gift to Go

While there’s nothing quite like celebrating Christmas in your home, the season can bring more than visions of 
sugarplums dancing in your head. It’s exhausting. For every stocking hung by the chimney with care, there are days of planning, shopping, shipping, cooking, baking, partying and wrapping that can drain your every last reserve.

GIVERS

 Buckhaven  Attorney, Partner at Taylor English Duma  Where she gives:  Children of Conservation, The Giving Kitchen, Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance, Camp Twin Lakes

COOKING with MAMMA

High up in the clouds in a small Italian town on the Amalfi coast called Ravello, deep blue water surrounds your view and lush gardens color the scenery with brilliant hues of gold, pink, purple, violet and green. This is the endless view from Mama Agata’s terrace where we learned how to prepare traditional Italian dishes from ingredients grown on-site…

Tops for 2017

The year 2017 has been an amazing year for automobiles. From impressive compacts with all-electric engines increasing their distance to muscle-flexing pick-ups providing thrills while lugging heavy loads, car enthusiasts will not forget the last 12 months. Besides the automobiles Driver’s Notebook has featured so far in various publications this year, here are a few more that deserve accolades worth mentioning…

Feed Your Soul with Culinary Connections

 “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” —James Beard   The holiday season is always full of families, friends…and food! As an integral part of our cultures, food is so much more than simple sustenance. From family stories retold every year, to the more traditional history of particular foods and why they are part of our heritage and celebrations—our holiday…

Meet Emily Brenner

A lawyer, a rabbi and a shrink walk into a bar.

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute-Southeast Leader in Cancer Care

The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute provides exceptional cancer treatment to Georgians who are looking for greater access to expert, personalized cancer care.  More cases of cancer are diagnosed and treated at the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute than any community hospital in Georgia.