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

When gents need me-time in Buckhead

 Article Dennis Malcolm Byron | Photography Heidi Geldhauser, Kamil Lee  Hey gentlemen! Want a cool spot to hang out, dine, grab a beer, or get a custom-made outfit? Our lifestyle writer Dennis Malcolm Byron aka beer expert Ale Sharpton scouted the scene to find some locations to recommend for you to indulge in, enjoy and treat yourself. When you're thinking about…

Impressive Characters

 Article Sue G. Collins  Chris Dauria, owner, Johnny's Hideaway celebrating 39 years in Buckhead  Giving back: Johnny's Hideaway does a yearly event with Toys for Tots. We did an event to support hurricane events and donated 1,000 cases of water to the victims in Florida. We just started joining forces with No Kid Hungry. 

Incredible Women

 Article Valerie Shepherd  The Teacher  Annie Cecil, Second Grade Teacher, Sarah Smith Elementary (26 years!)

A non-stop or do nothing girlfriend’s getaway

 Article and Photography Sue G. Collins  Ever since I met the bright shiny blonde from Grosse Pointe in 1979 at college orientation, I’ve been able to count on Nancy to lean into my heartache, laugh with me when I fumble and push me gently to be the best Sue possible.   She makes me feel like I can do anything. With…

Meet the Brazilian Beauty Boss

 Article Casey Kelly | Photography Bubba Carr  Swatch Box Nail & Beauty Studio is a new concept from the entrepreneur who brought Atlanta Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio. Located in Buckhead next to Sweet Peach, Raquel Souza has created a pristine 1,200-square-foot boutique nail and skincare studio featuring B’livinn organic nail polish, and luxury polishes from Chanel, Louboutin, NARS, Tom Ford and…

The Journey Begins with One

 Article and Photography  In the summer of 2000, college student and budding entrepreneur Joe Keeley responded to a bulletin board post at his Minnesota college looking for a summer “manny” – a college student who played hockey – to work for a local family over the summer. During his time with this family, Joe realized that he was providing much more…

Spring Cleaning Your Cash

 Article Bo Gibbs | Photography Christy Lee  Spring is here and If you tackle your finances like your spring cleaning chores,, you should be in a much clearer financial position. I say clearer, not necessarily better, because before you can move forward, especially in finances, you need to know where you are right now. Here’s my suggested financial spring cleaning…

Designing Woman

 Article Case Kelly | Photography Bubba Carr  What do you get when you mix an artist with an interior designer, with a realtor and an Obie award-winning builder? You get Nancy Harris Keenan; who is listening, listing, selling and building dream homes throughout DeKalb County.  An inimitable set of skills that translate to beauty and function in the design and…

Happy May, BuckHaven

When it come to girlfriends, I’m the luckiest. I hit the jackpot. My first and oldest girlfriend is Nancy P. We share a birthday and met when I was 3. Our mothers were friends, probably because they both had a boat load of kids and husbands who worked too much. I enrolled in a small … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Behind the Mart Shop the Mart! Come explore all of the latest trends in fashion jewelry and accessories, and the best selection and deals on fine jewelry and diamonds. On Floor 6, find 50+ showrooms featuring loose diamonds, gold and fine jewelry, watches, menswear. On Floor 7, another 50 showrooms carry a huge selection of fashion jewelry, … Continued

Sean O’Keefe Entertains

Lifestyle Pubs entertainment writer, Sean O’Keefe threw a party at Fogo de Chao for business owners, movers & shakers, EDIN and GOCA board members to celebrate friendships and the power of networking.

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.