Hey Sporty Spice!

BuckHaven Lifestyle is proud to be a sponsor again for Polo in the Pines, a two-day festival honoring cancer survivors among us and raising funds for much-needed research while celebrating the great sport of polo here in the green Atlanta fields. When our lifestyle guru Sean O'Keefe came to us three years ago and suggested we collaborate with the PIP…

Southern Shindig

On August 18, Skyland Trail hosted Southern Shindig at Sweetwater Brewing Company. The event attracted 200 young professionals. Through sponsorships, ticket sales and silent auction, $51,000 were raised for Skyland Trail’s financial aid and treatment programs for adults 18 and over with bipolar illness, major depression, schizophrenia or anxiety disorders.

Waiters’ Race Atlanta

This year, Atlanta had its first ever Waiters' Race hosted by Le Bilboquet and produced by The Industry Fund, a non-profit supporting the restaurant industry. All proceeds benefited The Giving Kitchen.

October 2017 Around Town

Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System (the parent of Gwinnett Medical Center) announced that they have submitted their proposed merger agreement to the State of Georgia Office of the Attorney General for review and approval. Depending on the review process, the five-hospital Northside-Gwinnett Health combined system could be operational in early 2018. Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System are both…

Active JAX

With Delta’s non-stoppers to Jacksonville, Florida, you can pull out of your driveway at 8 a.m. and make it to a beach yoga class at noon, grab a smoothie for the road and spend the afternoon kayaking with manatees through the peaceful salt marshes Talbot Islands State Park. Plan on a few stops on the Jacksonville Ale Trail en route…

$15m and Counting

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta, hosted by Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams, celebrated a sold-out evening. The city’s most notable gathered in Phipps Plaza to enjoy a high-energy reception, auction and runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections. $15 million has been raised over 25 years by Jeffrey Kalinsky's team.

HIll Country Holiday

After German immigrant and former seaman Charles H. Nimitz opened the doors to a four-room hotel in Fredericksburg along a dusty Texas road in the 1850s, he soon earned a reputation as innkeeper of the state’s most famous hotel. His rooms offered the only hot baths between San Antonio and El Paso and perhaps that’s why travelers felt drawn, though…

Polo in the Pines

Sometimes a single conversation can change your life’s purpose. That was certainly the case for Polo in the Pines founder Tina Fowler. In 2012, Tina was at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center with her mother, Sharon Knight, for treatment of leiomyosarcoma—a cancer Sharon had been battling for 20+ years. That’s 20 years of motherhood, birthdays, holidays and life laced with…

Buckhead Fight Club

First-time visitors to Buckhead Fight Club get a 1-hour workout focusing on fitness and boxing fundamentals. Come dressed in athletic wear, good comfortable shoes, and don't forget water to stay hydrated. The basic boxing workout begins with wrapping hands.This protects hands/knuckles/wrists in the gloves.Then to warm up, jump rope 2 rounds ( 6 minutes). Once your hands are ready, your…

Meet Sandra Golden

Sandra Golden has been working in the sports/news business for 23 years. The three-time Emmy Award-winning sports reporter and anchor has been interviewing athletes, head coaches, team owners, NASCAR drivers, movie stars, and everyone in between the rink, the ballpark, and the track over her entire career. She worked her way up in the sports TV business after graduating from…

A Flawless Career Choice

Wisely capitalizing on Atlanta’s steady growth economically, socially and physically inside and outside its perimeter, Scott Csaszar made a drastic career change and became an entrepreneur in an industry that had a future just as promising; he became the founder and CEO of Flawless Painting in March of 2000. Now completing its 16th year of beautifying homes and business spaces…

THE MAYOR SPEAKS

“Play It Again, Sam, the Notable Life of Sam Massell, Atlanta’s First Minority Mayor” tells the life of this over-achiever from birth as a downtown Piedmont baby through Druid Hills childhood, college life, World War II service, and four careers. The author recites Massell’s mischief as a self-described “dead-end kid,” accompanies him in young adulthood when he struggles between pride…

SalesForce Lights the Night

Atlantan Joe Piazza embodied the American dream: a wife of 30-plus years, three healthy children, and a respected career with Sysco. In 2009, Joe was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and battled terrible side affects for seven years, yet never gave up. Joe Piazza passed away from AML last year. His son, Joey works at Salesforce, with offices on…

Meet Katie Rouille

She describes herself as “a bagger by day, an actor by night.” What Katie Rouille, 36, does not mention is that she is also an advocate and decorated athlete of Special Olympics Georgia. Joining Special Olympics Georgia at the age of 12, Katie has gained the confidence and self-esteem to not only become a champion in Special Olympics Georgia, but…

Buckhead Welcomes Vazquez

Vazquez joined Atlanta Dec. 2, 2016 from Club Tijuana, where he was a member of their youth system since 2012. He has been a standout with the U.S. Youth National Teams over the last two years.

Hello Friends,

When big-time Atlanta fashion journalist and entrepreneur Tova Gelfond (Eide Magazine) paused for a minute to become a mother, we coyly asked if she'd be willing to join our fashion issue as a guest editor. Between moving house (she moved from Sandy Springs to Grant Park recently) and welcoming the precious Ayla, Tova explored a fall fashion outlook for us.…

September 2017 Around Town

Join The Cottage School (TCS) for the annual Cougar Classic Car Artisan Market, Bike and Car Show on Saturday, October 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., held on the TCS campus located at 700 Grimes Bridge Rd. in Roswell. The car show, featuring classic cars and bikes will also offer food trucks, entertainment and arts and crafts for sale.…

WE LOVED JEFFREY FASHION CARES

Arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, creator of two namesake boutiques in Atlanta and Manhattan, joined Event Chairs Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams in producing the official kick-off to the fall social season: Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2017 last month. Held at Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead, the event celebrated its 25th anniversary and included a reception followed…

What’s Next

Winter is coming...and your wardrobe will be ready with these trends that will have you looking stylish from the first sign of leaves falling all the way through the new year.

Fall Into Solomon Brothers

Solomon Brothers is a family owned jewelry store located in a high-rise in the heart of Buckhead, and for 35 years, they have provided customers with an outstanding experience. They have become Atlanta’s source for loose diamond, engagement rings, watches, and fine jewelry. Offering competitive pricing and an exceptional value is what defines Solomon Brothers as one of the most…

Denim Forever

Food. Water. Denim. Let’s get back to the essentials. Whether it be the perfect pair of jeans or a funky new backpack, there’s nothing like returning to school with an elevated style. I present to you the return of the eighties: denim, denim, denim! As history tells us, this fashion garment dating all the back to the 1800s is here…

Historic Brookhaven Candlelight Tour of Homes

Have you ever driven through Historic Brookhaven and been taken aback by the beautiful landscape and architecture? You may have even found yourself wondering if you were still in the heart of a city known for its traffic and high rises. Now, your curiosity can be cured with a ticket to the Historic Brookhaven Candlelight Tour of Homes on Thursday,…

Vesta’s Picks

The “It Girl” of Chile, whose TV career began when she was 10 years old, relocated to Brookhaven to break in to the American entertainment industry. Vesta Lugg, who was born in Ottawa, Canada, and raised in Santiago, Chile, is best-known in Latin America for her starring role on “Bakan” or BKN, the longest running teen television show in Chile,…

Please, look at my daughter, not me

Anyone who knows me knows that I have an affinity for fashion. OK, OK...more than an affinity, an obsession. Sometimes I’m proud of my calculated purchases. Other times I’m mortified by the amount I spent on a passing, fleeting fad. But there’s something magical that happens when the right jacket comes together with the perfect pair of shoes. Oh, and…

Couture for Kids

September 20th will be a special night in Buckhead, an evening when 11 local survivors of childhood brain tumors will walk the runway and shine a light on the deadliest childhood cancer. Hosted by Tootsies, Couture for Kids (formerly Starry Night of Fashion) benefits the Georgia Chapter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), the world’s largest non-profit solely dedicated…

Happy August BuckHaven,

What was your summer job as a teen? I bet you remember those paydays and the purchases, big (college tuition) and small (that sweater) you paid for with your hard-earned bucks. I was a lifeguard and taught swim lessons every summer, staying at the club after closing hours for...more swimming. We salute all the hard-working teens who are back to…

The Inspiring Sullivan Sisters

It’s said the bond between sisters is unbreakable. That holds true for the Sullivan sisters who are three years apart, have strikingly different yet beautiful personalities and, most importantly, share a deep love for one another. In the last several months, however, Saville, 20, and Lilia, 17, have embarked upon an unexpected and challenging journey--but they face it together.

Stay calm and kindergarten on

We asked last year's graduating kindergartners at Sarah Smith Elementary School to share their sage words of advice to our little friends heading off to school this month. It's all about making friends and having fun in gym class! Thanks go to their inspiring teachers, Mr. Almand and Mrs. Vickers.

Cool Clubs

Take your seat...class is about to begin! English, math, science and even PE--there’s time in the week for any subject in the book. But, what about the extracurriculars--those outside-the-classroom experiences that could set students apart from the rest and allow them to explore their passions outside of the textbook?

2017 BMW 530i Sedan

The BMW is one of the most impressive in the 2017 class of luxury sedans. The exterior's remodeled balance of sleek meets muscular thanks to chief of design Karim Habib’s vision can be further enhanced by strongly recommended package options for the $51,200 base model.

Tracing Passions

I'm an architect, and have been since November 4, 2015, when I received my license to practice from the Georgia State Board of Architects and Interior Designers. It was a proud day, many, many years in the making. Becoming an architect is a multi-year process involving at least five years of college education, three years of work experience, all capped…

Study Up!

Nandina Home & Design is an Atlanta interior design firm whose professional interior designers use their skills while working with clients to create distinctive and stylish interiors. They are qualified to assist clients with all aspects of the design process…from complete construction projects to simple paint and fabric choices. In addition to full-service interior design, their retail location in historic…

Pony Up!

With a passion for polo and a desire to give back to the community, Randy and Heather Pullen hosted the first Pony Up For A Cause fundraiser in 2016. They decided to take a leap of faith and use their love for polo in Atlanta to partner with Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities to host the inaugural event held at…

August 2017 Around Town

Peachtree Hills Place (PHP) is nearing its groundbreaking in one of Atlanta’s most beautiful neighborhoods, Peachtree Hills. Nestled in the heart of Buckhead, this one-of-a-kind luxury neighborhood will soon offer condos and homes for residents 55 years-of-age and older. With downsizing being a key feature of the design, homes range from 1,400 to 3,000 square feet. With home ownership, residents…

Happy Summer Friends

I hope this finds you sipping sweet tea in the shade somewhere that makes you feel like a kid again. Isn’t that what summer is all about? Feeling unencumbered and inspired? I thought I’d keep it simple this month and share this recipe from a cookbook I helped edit in the 1990’s when we lived in Hong Kong. It’s a…

Salle Opticians Anniversary for CURE

The Grand Re-Opening and 30th Anniversary party of Salle Opticians at Phipps Plaza was a home run. Co-hosted by former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine and his wife, Chris, Wendy Salle and personal stylist Robanne Schulman, the shopping event raised $3,000 for CURE Childhood Cancer.

Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park Fare Hits a Home Run

Having a ticket stub to prove you were one of the first to attend the all-new Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park certainly provides invaluable sports memorabilia, but leaving with a content stomach could be just as unforgettable. To complement the experience of witnessing home runs, singing “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” in the seventh inning, hoping to catch a fly…

Welcome, No2 Opus Place

On the future site of No2 Opus Place, a celebration for the opening of the Sales Gallery was a grand event. Guests gathered under a beautiful tent, enjoyed fabulous food and wine, and were treated to a performance by Jennifer Holiday. OpusPlaceAtlanta.com

July 2017 Around Town

Covenant House Georgia received a big surprise recently at the official naming ceremony of its 8,536-square-foot gymnasium, named The Loudermilk Family Gymnasium. In addition to the $250,000 donated by R. Charles “Charlie” Loudermilk, Sr., for the gym on behalf of his family foundation, the senior Charles Loudermilk donated an additional $500,000 to the Covenant House. In his speech to the…

Sweet Support

The Capital Grille Buckhead is proud to sponsor Polo in the Pines, benefiting the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Polo in the Pines President Tina Fowler introduced The Capital Grille’s Sales and Market Manager Johanna Lozano to the charity during one of her visits to the restaurant. Over time, Tina and Johanna’s ongoing conversations around the work Polo in the Pines…

Night Visions at Work in Buckhead

Among those who benefit from the Center for the Visually Impaired's (CVI) programming is Buckhead resident Will Branch. In 2015, the 28-year-old was starting his master’s degree at Boston College’s Wallace E. Carroll School of Management. Three weeks into classes, he was brutally assaulted on his walk home and beaten within an inch of his life.

Best Summer Reads

After you’ve packed the cooler and the sunscreen, you’re probably looking for a great summer read to add to your beach bag. Whether you want lighthearted humor, heart racing thrills, or Old Hollywood glamour, we’ve got the perfect book for you. Here are six new releases that everyone will be talking about this season.

Stick it to ‘em!

Even more sexy and powerful. Mazda’s Miata has a cult following and for good reason. Their attractive two-seaters are not only reliable, but attractive, inexpensive and simply a joy to drive. The latest edition—the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF—is loaded with options, rests on 17-inch alloy wheels, and gets 155 horses darting out of its SKYACTIV, 2.0-Liter, 4-cylinder engine. Graciously, all…

Sophomore’s Summer Playlist

I made this playlist two days after completing my second year at college. Sitting in the passenger seat on the way home, I added more than 70 songs to a playlist as the 1996 Chevy Suburban, that would later break down in Indianapolis, schlepped along the weathered Midwestern freeway. With each song I placed, I remembered the moment that was…

Their Favorite Neighborhood

As Atlanta natives, Ruth Skogstad and Kristen Sodemann agree that Historic Brookhaven is their favorite neighborhood. They both have lived in the tree-lined neighborhood and boast it is a community where people are friendly and inclusive. This beautiful neighborhood is on the National Historic Register of homes as the first residential neighborhood in Georgia built around a golf course. The…

Readers Always Come in First

When Van Council of Van Michael Salon and our publisher Jim Newman sat down last year to brainstorm on how to engage you, our readers, they wanted to dream up something special. They called on Buckhead’s most beautiful hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta and the fabulous Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse to collaborate on an exciting project, an unforgettable BuckHaven experience…

Hello BuckHaven,

Last month, we celebrated my beautiful niece’s engagement in Asheville with family and her incoming in-laws. My husband and his brother (the father of the bride) were shushed a few times by other members of the family who could see the trajectory of the night. They were two wound up New Jersey bulls in a china shop. Luckily my niece…

Best of BuckHaven

Thousands of readers voted these businesses the BEST OF BuckHaven and we celebrated their success at Davio's with swag by RC Engravables and Italian-inspired food and a signature cocktail by Davio's. Photography Christy Lee.

June 2017 Around Town

Are you scared of needles and hate going to the dentist for fear of getting shots? Atlanta Dental Spa has the cure for you! Kovanaze is a new nasal spray approved by the FDA for anesthesia. Now they can numb certain teeth and do restorative procedures without needles! You’ll also benefit from not having that awkward numb lip that comes…

The Great Crab Cake Hunt

My family includes generations of chefs originally from Jamaica, West Indies, before immigrating to Bronx and Brooklyn, New York. In other words, I was born a foodie. When we lived in Ithaca, New York, we often loaded up the car during the holidays and drove to either the Big Apple or Baltimore, where many of our relatives eventually moved. The…