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.

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…

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…

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?

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

Buckhead’s Beautiful Photographer

The first thing photographer Parish Kohanim did when he moved into The Galleries at Peachtree Hills was to remove the exposed beams and dark wood on the ground floor and transform the space into a sculptured white room with gleaming white marble floors: the Parish Kohanim Fine Art Photography Gallery. It is the perfect backdrop for his award-winning photographs. Printed…

For Pops

Take Pops to Carmel Valley Ranch and chillax. Northern California is already beautiful, but when a gorgeous resort-like the 500-acre Carmel Valley Ranch is perfectly situated in the Santa Lucia Mountains to provide jaw-dropping views of vineyards, forests, and a golf course, Dad’s smile will be permanent once the trip is booked. Add the impeccable service, spacious suites with up…

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…

Battling Cancer and Building a Future

Jay Eichelberger, founder and CEO of Snoozeenie, still remembers the day in April 2016 when he discovered he would have to battle cancer— for the third time. Eichelberger, a childhood cancer survivor, and his soon-to-be wife, Liz, were floored. They learned he was enduring a relapse of cancer in his lymph nodes.

The All-New 2017 Land Rover Discovery

To showcase the durability and versatility of their new, completely remodeled 2017 Discovery, Land Rover confidently invited auto journalists worldwide to drive their highly-anticipated SUV on some of the most challenging surfaces Mother Nature could craft. Taking on Utah's various landscapes—from the rugged terrain of Canyon Point to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes alongside dune buggies—the fifth-generation Discovery successfully confirmed…

Turning the Page

The mission for the non-profit organization Page Turners Make Great Learners (PTMGL) is simple: to expand children’s knowledge and understanding of the world, themselves and their unique possibilities through a love of reading. This Atlanta-based initiative is putting the work into create communities where all children can grow up to be literate, well-informed, productive and compassionate citizens.

Hello, BuckHaven

At the turn of the last century, Americans started to warm to the idea of taking a vacation. While their work ethics were stronger than ever, Americans needed structure to their holidays, purpose to their play. In 1874, American Methodists founded Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly in New York. The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association in Oak Bluffs was the…

May 2017 Around Town

The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is offering the Petite Pastry Chef Experience--a two-hour pastry class in the hotel’s kitchen with Executive Pastry Chef Troman Felizmenio. Kids ages 7 to 14 will get their own personalized chef coats and learn how to make the hotel’s signature sweets from a pastry master. After the class, kids will join their parents for lunch and desert…

Dr. Lile Welcomed

Aesthetic Specialty Centre welcomed Dr. Laura Lile to the med spa practice with a special event. She specializes in wellness and anti-aging, bioidentical hormone replacement, non-invasive treatments and more. 30% off sunscreens and complimentary skin cancer screening for readers

Odyssey for Kids

Odyssey Brunch Co-Chairs Amy Kim Gira and Lys Paulhus, and the Odyssey Brunch Committee hosted the annual 2017 Odyssey Brunch at The St. Regis Hotel. Odyssey's mission is to expand the ambitions of Atlanta students and empower them on a successful journey to college and a fulfilling career. BenRose Photography

GOCA’s Big Night

The seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, presented by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute at the Delta Flight Museum, raised more than $270,000 for the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance to support education and awareness programs throughout the state. Dinner by Les Dames d'Escoffier International. Photos Fredrik Brauer. GAOvarianCancer.org

Southern Gentleman Shows Pet Love

Passion for Paws is a local Atlanta non-profit organization that partners with other animal rescues for fundraising, networking and rescue efforts. According to the American Humane Association, each year about 3.7 million animals are euthanized, thousands here in Georgia. While this problem is overwhelming, it can be solved if rescue groups have the volunteer and financial help to get these…

Antigua Dreaming

Weeks after I returned from four fast days in Antigua, I could close my eyes and still feel the warm embrace of the long stretches of quiet beaches that hug the curvy Caribbean coastline and the clear blue sea. Oh, that blue. A blue that beckons, constant and seductive, promising and encouraging. A lens to another world. And, isn’t that…

Heroines Among Us

Most everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. From patients to family members and close friends, the disease has lasting effects on the community as a whole. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, someone is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer every three minutes, and more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not…

Runway Fashion

You’ve decided on the dates and destination, made air and hotel reservations and loaded your bag with books and MAGAZINES. Now, time to pack. Ugh. We asked personal stylist to the stars, Robanne Schulman of Plaid Monkey Buckhead to shop for travel-friendly outfits that will turn heads. We shot Robanne and her three favorite travel picks at Ascension Air at…

Festivals For The Rest of us

Are you ready for the second half of 2017? These food, beverage and music festivals will help you look forward to it! As the weather gets warmer and vacations become imperative after a long winter, here are some festivals throughout the nation—plus one north of the U.S. border—our travel expert Dennis Malcolm Byron--aka beer expert Ale Sharpton--strongly recommends especially for…

Sweet Suites

As a Cornell University "Hotelie" and photojournalist specializing in travel, I have a solid understanding of what a standout destination is when it comes to unpacking your bags. From "glamping" outdoors in luxurious tents, to swimming in one of the most jaw-dropping pools set in the middle of a canyon, these hotels, resorts and campsite will make you second guess…

Dancing with OUR stars

Atlanta based non-profit, EDIN, the Eating Disorders Information Network, will hold its 7th Annual Celebrity Dance Challenge, the beloved event where local celebrities are paired with professional dancers to compete in all types of dance and raise funds for EDIN. The event takes place Thursday, April 20 at Buckhead Theatre. The Celebrity Dance Challenge is EDIN’s largest event, created to…

April 2017 Around Town

Brookhaven Farmers Market is excited to announce the opening day and schedule for the 2017 season. The Market will reopen on Saturday, April 22, returning to the University Baptist Church parking lot located at 1375 Fernwood Circle NE & Dresden. Market hours of operation will continue to run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon through November 18, rain or…

Camp Twin Lakes Gala

Camp Twin Lakes kicked off their 25th year with a celebratory gala at the Georgia Aquarium on January 28. The event, which raised $785,000, honored founder Doug Hertz as well as past and current board presidents, Jay Smith, Comer Yates, Bonnie Harris, Lawrence Kenny and Elizabeth Correll Richards.

Happy Fifth Anniversary to Us!

We are thrilled to present our first ever "Best Of" issue, teeming with 50 fabulous businesses that you have chosen as your favorites. We were bowled over to see the tally, more than 8,000 of you chiming in to vote for the shops and services that you visit most often. More than 4,000 people visited our website in January for…

Art Papers

Featuring works by more than 250 established and emerging artists, the Annual ART PAPERS Art Auction lit up Ponce City Market for its 18th year.

Vintage: Making Lawns New

The Chamblee and Cumming-based Vintage Lawn and Landscape Services Owner Peter Wood is not solely focused on making the grounds of homes and businesses picturesque. especially during the warm months. He says simply, "I enjoy making people happy." And that unselfish statement makes perfect sense since Wood's field of work experience for more than two decades demanded it. "I have…

Dear Papa Jim,

We like your magazine! Since this issue is full of the BEST things about living here, we wanted to say that YOU are the BEST thing about living here.

DANA BARRETT

One of the few female voices in Atlanta talk radio, Dana Barrett is known for bringing her business & entrepreneurial experience and her sassy sense of humor to the local and national headlines everyday. “I let the other guys yell about politics,” says Barrett, “My show covers the rest.” From business, to lifestyle, pop-culture and health, Dana’s smart, high-energy show…

Happy 5th Birthday to Us

To celebrate five fabulous years of bringing sweet stories to you about good people doing good things, we chose a gallery of our favorite covers, dedicated to our publisher, the one and only Jim Newman.