Eco-Living Inspiration

From cleaning to decor and design, these books can help you reduce waste and daily chemical exposures while living a more sustainable and intentional lifestyle.

Aillea: Where Clean Comes Naturally

 Aillea     Opened Sept 2017

Wellspring Living

Wellspring Living, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization focused on serving domestic sex trafficking survivors and those at risk, reached a milestone last month, with 18 years of service to sex trafficking survivors and those at risk.

Orchard at Brookhaven Visions for a Dementia Friendly Georgia

A dementia-friendly community is a city or county where more people understand dementia and there is less fear or avoidance of it.  They are communities who choose to see dementia as a disability that changes over time and take action to ensure care partners and people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias can continue to engage in their local community…

The Eyes Have It

For most of us, the eyes are the most cherished of our senses. Yet we potentially expose them to danger simply by going outside. Over time, the sun’s rays can seriously damage the eyes and surrounding skin since UV damage is cumulative over your lifetime.  This exposure can sometimes lead to vision loss and conditions from cataracts and macular degeneration…

Happy Lucky Seven, BuckHaven,

I hate paper towels. I buy two rolls each year, just before Thanksgiving. With more meals being prepared by more hands in the kitchen, I bow down to the handiness of these earth crushing rectangles of convenient absorbency. The two rolls last until February or so. Then, it’s back to using dish clothes, towels and … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

18th Annual Pink Affair TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation will host the 18th Annual Pink Affair, the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser, 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. For the second consecutive year, the event will take place at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, 3300 Peachtree Road. The evening will include a sit-down dinner, silent and live … Continued

Dear BuckHaven,

Seven years ago I was launching my first publication ever with no idea of what to expect or how it might be received by our readers.  It was a proven formula of success in Kansas City but would a community publication mailed direct to a targeted family audience in specific areas of our city be accepted and would it have…

Christine Pullara’s Picks

Christine Pullara Newton has worn many hats in her 25 years in television. From award-winning news anchor to freelance journalist to even commercial actor and model. In 1999, Christine began hosting the popular Treasure Makers show on HGTV for five years, among other shows on HGTV and other networks, E! Entertainment, FOX and The Living Network. In 2005, she moved to Atlanta…

Eating Out

Goodbye, fur blankets and fondue—and hello surf boards and ceviche! ‘Tis the season for Yebo to shed its layers of Ski Haus décor and a menu filled with cold weather favorites to become Buckhead’s go-to Beach Haus.  

Beautiful Inside and Out

When Bill Bensley designed the lush Spa Botánico at the Dorado Beach - A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in bright shiny Puerto Rico, he visualized the engaging space with his team, then spent months at Dorado Beach, breathing life into the walls and using his hands and ingenuity to create a spa that looks and feels like Mother Nature herself was the…

Brookhaven Gem

We met Neil Johnson through our friends at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. The company he founded in 2005 has been a long-time sponsor of the Historic Brookhaven Candlelight Tour of Homes, one of ARMHC’s most popular fundraisers, opening beautiful homes in the community during its biannual event. 

Home Is Where The Harmony Is

I sat down and drew it all out one night. I’ve moved cities/apartments/houses every six months or so for the past five years. Some people may think this would be disorienting, making it harder to find a footing in a community. But to me, I’ve found that the nomadic lifestyle is one I appreciate more. Moving around has forced me to…

Hello friends,

I had the honor of spending the morning with Laura and Rutherford Seydel in their Buckhead home. The two are environmental activists and built the country’s first LEED-certified home 12 years ago. She learned to make the earth a priority from her father, Ted Turner. I asked Laura to choose from their library a few books … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Pink Affair TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation will host the 18th Annual Pink Affair, the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser, 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. For the second consecutive year, the event will take place at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, 3300 Peachtree Road. The evening will include a sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions overseen … Continued

Beautiful and Smart: Eco Manor Celebrates 12 Years

SC: You both share such a passion for environmental care. From creating and building the Eco Manor together (and we all know that building a house can wreak havoc on even the strongest marriage) to your work with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, which you founded in 1994, so much of your time is dedicated to environmental education. What projects or initiatives will…

Try Before You Buy

Buckhead’s Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove proves why their products are superior one bit at a time.

Arnette’s Chop Shop

Even with a heavy downpour on a Wednesday evening, Word Of Mouth Restaurants Group co-founder Michel Arnette still has a houseful to happily tend to in his newest of four dining concepts, Arnette’s Chop Shop nestled off Brookhaven’s Apple Valley Road. 

Unraveling Fiber Arts with the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

Founded in 1955, the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild allows fiber enthusiasts to gather, exchange ideas, learn new techniques through workshops and classes, and get inspired. Located in the North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center – the same building as Spruill Center for the Arts – the guild welcomes novices, experienced artists and anyone with a curiosity about the craft to explore its…

Sun-Sational

Simona Spagnoli and Sarah Asher met in 2005 the way many moms meet…in a car pool. Both of them were transplants to Atlanta (from Rome and Florida, respectively) and were drawn to the warmth and joy emitting from the other. After years of playdates, yoga outings, and coffee chats, Simona and Sarah decided they needed to band together to spread their feelings of peace,…

Seaside, in Any Season

    Sitting on the front porch in sweet Seaside this month, only the call of an occasional gull or crunching under the wheels of a passing biker will break the solitude that comes in the off-season months here along Highway 30a, in Florida’s panhandle.   This is not the 30a you know and love from spring break. Seaside in the shoulder…

The Perfect Romantic (free) Getaway: The Henderson Park Inn

As we all know, there’s no shortage of places to stay along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. But even if you’ve been going to the Gulf Coast your whole life, you may not have experienced a place quite like this. A corner of heaven, the Henderson Park Inn provides the rare chance to truly relax. This intimate bed &…

Buckhead Chef Gives to GOCA Gala, With Love

The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance celebrates its ninth annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala with a new date and venue this year. The Southeast’s premier ovarian cancer awareness event will mark its debut at the Georgia Aquarium on February 9.  Guests can expect the same first-class evening of celebration with specialty cocktails, dinner created by Les Dames d'Escoffier International - Atlanta Chapter…

Prenups, not Presumptions

       Emily Brenner believes the best time to talk about the end of a marriage is at the beginning of a marriage. 

Dear BuckHaven,

I used to be a big fan of the engagement announcements in the Sunday New York Times. Those pages were the icing on the tiered cake after reading every word of the Sunday Styles section. The fairytale stories of often unlikely and finally requited love in “Weddings/Celebrations” were often like Hallmark movie scripts. I mean, … Continued

Captain Planet Foundation Gala

The annual Captain Planet Foundation Gala took place Dec. 7 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. The evening raised $500,000 for CPF's programs, which promote and support hands-on environmental education projects in K-12 schools in 50 states and 26 countries. Photos Donna Permell, John Amis

Ian’s Friends Foundation’s 11th annual Evening of Inspiration

Ian’s Friends Foundation’s 11th annual Evening of Inspiration (Nov. 17) raised nearly $1.2 million to support ground-breaking, pediatric brain tumor research projects at world-renowned institutions across the U.S.  This funding leads to unique partnerships with distinguished healthcare institutions and novel research that is unlikely to receive funding through other channels.

February 2019 Around Town

Win a Beach Weekend  Lifestyle Publications is partnering with The Henderson Park Inn to award one lucky reader with a holiday at the beach. Head to our website to enter to win a 4-night stay at the Henderson Park Inn along with a $100 gift certificate to Beach Walk Café, and a 50-minute massage for … Continued

Wax Candle Bar

In today’s consumer climate where Americans can mix and match any type of food, fashion or fun, Buckhead-based Wax Candle Bar offers one of the first customizable home décor concepts that is healthy and environmentally-friendly. Customers can create a personalized candle ala carte, choosing from a “bar” with more than 15 phthalate-free fragrances, 20 different styles of containers and three…

I’ll Follow Her Anywhere

    On one of those rare sunny afternoons after Christmas, I sat daydreaming in a coffee shop near my house and found Deb Bowman on Spotify. I had, of course, already listened to her music at the insistence of our friend, the late Don Thomas Hayes (God rest his sassy soul) and recently at Bread & Butterfly in Inman Park,…

Stay In, Play In

For this fitness issue, I went right to the source.  I asked the PE teachers at Warren T. Jackson Elementary to share their tips to help keep our kiddos active this winter. They work with 265 students every day and every student in the school twice each week. Meet Kelly Browning and Ralph Berry. Now, go out and play! The…

Where the Windows are the Soul

    When this family of five wanted to optimize the natural light in their modern home, they met with the Lluminare team, who listened to their needs and ideas and together made a plan to bring more light in.   

Stay fueled, not fussy

From the moment I walked into Sama, tucked away upstairs on East Andrews, I felt at home. I was attending a Mindful Mornings meeting, where thoughtful men and (mostly) women gather to learn, meditate and exchange good vibes. Afterwards, I stayed on for meal. Their paleo bowl blew my socks off. The bowl of cauliflower rice, turkey meatballs, shocked spinach, summer squash with…

Living Your Best Blue Ridge Life

“Your house is gorgeous!” called a kayaker as she floated down the wide heavenly slice of the Toccoa River on Labor Day last year.  “Thank you!” I replied from my adirondack perched on the sun-dappled riverbank lawn of the 8,000-square-foot home, its expansive bank of windows reflecting the mellow holiday river scene. My husband smiled. 

Happy New Year Superstars

I thought rather than wax poetic about the importance of resolutions, sit-ups  or meditation, I’d share a recipe to help your gut. That’s my weak link, you see. When I read Rhiannon Johnson’s review of wellness books this month, Lee Homes’ book caught my eye Her apple cider gummy bears are on our cover. I found silicone … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Parks & Rec Want to sign the kiddos up for T-ball, basketball or cheerleading? Have any budding gymnasts, tennis stars, or artists in your household? Interested in taking a salsa dance class? Check out the Brookhaven Parks and Recreation’s Spring 2019 Activity Guide to find out how to sign up for these programs and more. … Continued

Yebo Ski Haus

Friends and advertisers gathered at Yebo Ski House to celebrate the restaurant's new season. Yebo fuses South African flavors with American cuisine. The elevated design and cozy bar is the icing on the cake. 111 West Paces Ferry Road. YeboBeachHaus.com

Diets are So Last Year…Take Charge of Your Total Health and Wellness in 2019

Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

GLAAD Atlanta Presented By Ketel One Family-Made Vodka

GLAAD Atlanta celebrates the national and local leaders working to accelerate Acceptance of the LGBTQ community at The Estate on Friday, November 9. Presented By Ketel One Family-Made Vodka

Driver’s Notebook: Happy New Gears!

 2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec  Heads will certainly turn when this second-generation Veloster passes by thanks to its more muscular frame complete with a rear spoiler, LED lighting package, and 18-inch wheels. This three-door hatchback matches its attractive exterior with a responsive, smooth-transitioning manual shift maneuvered by a multi-link rear suspension, and a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine flexing 201 horses of power.…

The Nice List

What's on your holiday list this year? These are not the gifts you plan to give away to friends and family, but rather the ones you actually want to receive. Tech gifts for the home? Luxury gifts to make you feel pampered? Delicious meals out? Gifts to inspire creativity? We've got you covered.

Happy Holidays from our homes to yours

The holidays for us are usually a chance to recharge and reflect. We are so busy all year long with events, travel and work, that for the most part we stick around Atlanta for the holidays. Gift exchanges, holiday parties, relatives and relaxing by the fireplace are always part of the holidays.   

I’m dreaming of a Telluride holiday

How hard could it be? I was joining Telluride Outside for a scenic snowmobile ride along groomed trails between the Wilson and Dolores mountain ranges to historic Dunton Hot Springs for a soak in ancient waters followed by a gourmet lunch. Well, two hours driving the snow machine, the roar of the engine masking my heavy breathing, left me exhilarated…

New Year’s Eve Nearby

While champagne corks will be popping, New Year’s Eve is also a time to lift forks to usher in a new beginning. Buckhead is renowned for its dining scene and Atlanta-based lifestyle writer Dennis Malcolm Byron aka beer expert Ale Sharpton has a trio of dining destinations to consider when planning for your best celebration ever. 

Become a Member of the Mayor’s Royal Court in Support of A Great Cause

The United Negro College Fund believes every young person has a right to a high-quality education. In an era when many colleges enroll 30,000, 40,000 and even 50,000 people, students at UNCF-member historically black colleges and universities choose to get an education and prepare for the future on close-knit campuses with several hundred or a few thousand students—and pay tuition that…

Thinking Big in Buckhead

Born and raised in Kansas City with a fascination for art, Patrick Lewis began experimenting with charcoal and acrylics on paper and canvas at an early age, throughout middle and high school. He excelled in formal classes, painting portraits and landscapes, only to “regrettably hit the pause button on art,” Lewis recalls, remembering the day he packed up for Vanderbilt…

Happy Holidays, One and All

Happy Holidays   XO, Sue   For the first time ever, my children will not all be under my roof for the holiday.  They are 18, 21 and 26, all independent creative humans. I love being with them, not only because I am their mother, but also because they are interesting, engaging, political, funny and… … Continued

Ty Pennington and Local Realtor Bring New Mixed-Use Building to Historic Castleberry Hill

Renovation icon, master carpenter and television personality Ty Pennington is making his mark on Atlanta in the form of a new building in the historic Castleberry Hill neighborhood. Along with his brother, Wynn Pennington, Ty has concepted The Otis Building, a mixed-use property that will include eight condominium units and two retail spaces. The team expects to break ground in…

Holiday Hotel Gift Guide

 Our Favorite NYC Stop  The Redbury New York, a hotel located in Manhattan’s NoMad district,  pays tribute to the worlds of art, music, fashion and media. We liked the bright rooms and convenient location for bopping around the city. Rooms have unique amenities like an old-timey gramophone that links to your smart phone and plenty of bed-side charging ports. While…

December 2018 Around Town

Marist Open House Marist School hosts its annual Open House Sunday, December 2, 1-4 p.m, for families with prospective students looking to enter grades 7 through 12. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet students, teachers, and coaches while learning about Marist’s academic, spiritual, and extracurricular programs. The entire campus will be open for visitors … Continued