All Are Welcome Here

 Article and Photography Maria Smith  From infants to seniors to the furry members of our families, all are welcome in Buckhead, Brookhaven and surrounding neighborhoods. Check out these family-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly patios, and local fun that works for everyone!  Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd

Brace Yourself

 Article Melissa Brown  With kids heading back to school this month, we asked Dr. Arjun Patel to share his expertise on what smart orthodontic treatment looks like.   1.  When should parents take their kids for their first visit to an orthodontist? 

Trust Earned

 Article Maria Smith | Photography Nicole Stephens  Morgan & DiSalvo PC  5755 North Point Pkwy Suite 17

Caroline Forever

 Article and Photography Sean O'Keefe  Happy, spunky, and feisty are three words that describe 4-year-old Caroline Brewer. While spending a good amount of time keeping her two older brothers in line, Caroline loves going to preschool, playing with her friends, and practicing ballet. In addition to that, Caroline is fighting a battle that no child should ever have to face. …

Back to School

 Article Sue G. Collins  Whitefield Academy  1 Whitefield Drive, SE  Smyrna, GA 30126

Pedal Power

 Article Julie Herron Carson | Photography Provided  After a successful sales career that took him across the country and around the world, Sandy Springs resident Eric Hunger was ready for a change.  He began to look for a new business opportunity in his home town that would allow him to live a healthier lifestyle, interact with others who shared his…

Hello friends,

Don’t judge me. I don’t like cats. They are moody, bossy and aren’t always thoughtful when it comes to choosing the best spot to leave their mark.  But, we have three at our house since everyone else loves cats. And, we’ve always had a cat, adopting them from friends and shelters Johnny (named after the … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

#WATER IS LIFE – It connects us Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) has been working to protect the Chattahoochee River and foster a sense of community around this resource that provides life to more than five million people for more than two decades.  On Saturday, August 4, join the first ever Back to the Chatt RACE, BIG … Continued

Elite Celebrates

Elite Pour La View bridal salon in Alpharetta celebrated with friends and clients. The Alpharetta designer boutique has helped hundreds of brides walk down the aisle with confidence and elegance. ElitePourLaVie.com

Jeffrey Fashion Cares

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Host Committee members and Patrons descended upon Atlas last month to celebrate the 26th annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares happening at Phipps this month benefiting Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF) and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dog Days of Summer

Our photographer Michael W. Thomas caught Buckhead residents at play with their dogs. Brookhaven Park offers an off-leash dog park, open daily. MWTPhotography.com 

Smarter Summer Sippers

 Article and Photography  BuckHaven Lifestyle chatted with Thaddeus Keefe, owner of 1Kept, tucked away on Peachtree Rd. Why mocktails?  Drinking and enjoying cocktails is a social activity, which often makes it hard not to drink when out with friends. A great mocktail helps you engage in the social ritual of drinking without the hangover. Our mocktails use the same quality, fresh ingredients…

Veins 101

 Article David Martin, RN, CEO, VeinInnovations  If there are symptoms, such as leg pain, aching, tiredness, swelling, skin changes, burning, or cramping, and a venous ultrasound shows refluxing veins, then the carrier will usually pay for treatment.  VeinInnovations also offers 12-month, interest-free payment plans. VeinInnovations has offices in Sandy Springs and Johns Creek. VeinInnovations.com  Summertime means shorts and swimsuits. Our team…

Summer Love

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Fredrik Brauer  Growing up in the flat suburbs in southeast Michigan, I dreamed of having a back yard pool. I mean, what could be cooler than grabbing a Tab from the fridge and walking out to your own kidney-shaped pool brimming with crystal clear water heated to the optimal temp for doing next to…

Summer Grooves from Johnny’s

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Johnny’s Hideaway in Buckhead celebrated its 39th anniversary recently, If you don't know (and have been living under a rock) Johnny’s is well known as Atlanta’s original nightspot for big kids, and with good reason – the popular restaurant and dance club has been guaranteeing good times since 1979.  Greg Picciano had no idea a turntable, a…

Saluting Andee’s Army

 Article Vikki Locke | Photography William Twitty  Imagine being a 19-year-old baseball prodigy in 2009, living the dream. Playing a division one sport at the University of Georgia with your best friends. Then suddenly, it’s all taken away after a scooter accident on campus leaves you paralyzed from the waist down. This is what happened to Chance Veazey. On July…

2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label Yacht Club Theme Edition

 Dennis Malcolm Byron  Provided  The 2018 Navigator Black Label Yacht Club Theme Edition is undoubtedly the most opulent Lincoln yet. The twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6, 450-horsepower engine with 10-speed transmission has this ship sailing smoothly on its Ebony Black 22-inch wheels and glistening lattice grille. Inside the cabin, seven adults can be coddled by the striking Coastal Blue Venetian-hued leather to further…

Salle on Sunnies

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Since the sun never sets when you're cool, we asked Wendy Salle at the gorgeous Salle Opticians at Phipps Plaze to recommend her favorite sunglasses for the summer of 2018. Wendy and her team have traveled the world since 1987 to bring unique and design-forward styles to BuckHaven. Here are their picks.  Moscot infuses its unmistakably…

July 2018 Around Town

Swim for Good Swim Across America – Atlanta  invites neighborhood pools to add “fun” raising to their summer swim season with an easy turnkey program provided by SAA.  Neighborhood pools can simply host a pool party or a Lap-A-Thon to raise funds for clinical research trials at In turn, SAA will provide banners, tattoos, and … Continued

2018 High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction

In its 26th year, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction reached a live auction total of more than $1.3 million and a silent auction total of more than $141,000 on March 24, 2018. Wine Auction events raised $3 million to support the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.

Happy summertime

This issue hits my sweet spot. Summertime. As a kid, I’d ride my 10-speed bike own a dusty dirt road to Colony Swim Club after I’d finished my chores and practiced piano. With a towel, book, PB&J sandwich and a quarter in my backpack, I’d be set for the day. By 5:30pm, my mom and … Continued

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.