March 2017 Around Town

More robotic-assisted surgeries are performed at Northside Hospital than anywhere else in the Southeast. New data from Intuitive Surgical, manufacturer of the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System, ranks Northside among the top one percent of all robotic surgery programs in the United States and the No. 1 gynecologic (GYN) robotic surgery program in the country. Northside Hospital is committed to…

Happy March

My sweet mom used to remind us, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Growing up in Michigan, we hoped and prayed that was true. By March, we’d had it with shoveling, muddy icicles mucking up wheel wells, freezing grey days and the lack of sunshine. Here in BuckHaven, March will mostly come in like…

Get Your Yumbii Fix Every Day, All Day

You may be familiar with the bright blue and yellow food truck, Yumbii, that pioneered Atlanta’s food truck movement. Now, this first and favorite food truck adds service beyond the streets with its first brick-and-mortar restaurant that opened in this past December.

Appy Meals

It seems like we rely on apps for everything from the weather to traffic, so why not rely on apps to help you find or cook food? We’ve tested six apps that will make finding a place to eat out or a recipe to cook at home an easy decision. Download and you'll be on your way to a satisfying…

Seconds at The Dessert Place

The Dessert Place is back. After getting scoffed at for ordering just coffee and sweets at traditional sit-down restaurants back in 1979, Sheryl Meddin and Bennett Frisch decided to cook up their own business…and the concept of The Dessert Place was born.

GOCA Flies High for Cancer Awareness at Gala

The Sandy Springs-based Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is set to host another spectacular soiree at the Delta Flight Museum with its seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, on Saturday, March 11. All proceeds from the event support the organization’s statewide education and awareness efforts and community outreach programs. Last year’s gala drew 700 attendees and raised almost $250,000. The GOCA…

Davio’s pastry chef

Qiana Jacobs is the Pastry Chef at Davio’s Atlanta where you must always save room for dessert. Qiana celebrates her one year anniversary at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse at Phipps Plaza this month. Jacobs was born and raised in upstate New York and moved to Georgia with her family as a teenager. In 2001, she graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary…

A Little Italy

When you dine at an Italian restaurant in Atlanta, you wouldn’t expect to see a pie on the menu. No, I’m not talking about pizza pie, I’m talking about a flaky, buttery pie crust filled like a shepherds pie or a chicken pot pie. At Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante, the timballo was just that: a pie filled with Berkshire…

High’s Picks

Are you a wine lover? Then don’t miss “The Big One,” the 25th year of the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction, March 22–25. The Auction is the largest charity wine auction in the United States benefiting the arts and the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC300 Roadster

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC300 Roadster realizes the dreams of even their most frugal enthusiasts by delivering an attractive, hardtop convertible replacing the SLK line starting at $47,950. At first look, the exterior restyling of its more rounded front, diamond grille, LED lights, tail lamps and rear bumper were not only evident, but applauded. Under the hood, the 2.0L inline-4…

Captain Planet

The Captain Planet Foundation presented its 25th annual Benefit Gala, one of the Southeast’s largest eco-benefits recognizing people for extraordinary environmental stewardship and change-making, raising funds for the Foundation’s mission to support hands-on environmental projects and environmental learning strategies through grant giving and programs.

Backyard Bling

Owning a home is one thing, but when there is the possibility to make the backyard a personal paradise, look no further than Chris Sears and his company Sears, Smith and Associates, Inc. Sears, 44, is a Georgia Registered Landscape Architect and company president who developed his expertise thanks to his Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the State University…

Hello BHL!

My dad was a small business owner and entrepreneur, working with the Detroit automotive industry for nearly 50 years. His plant did vacuum metalizing and injection molding for the Big Three, cranking out tens of thousands shiny silver Chrysler logos for sedan dashboards, long plastic swooshes for exterior trim on Ford station wagons and occasionally working with a pal to…

February 2017 Around Town

The first ever Best of BuckHaven Lifestyle reader awards are up for grabs and your vote is needed. All this month, votes will be tallied from the link on our website. Cheer for your favorite places to shop, eat, drink, workout and more. Rally your friends and neighbors to vote for the hot spots in your neighborhood. Winners will be…

Abbey Glass

Abbey Glass is a talented Buckhead designer with a penchant for beautiful fabric and lines that are modern yet approachable. Abbey was introduced to her grandmother’s 1940’s Singer sewing machine at the age of 9. The middle child of two accomplished doctors, left brain always came before right, but Abbey continued to experiment with garment construction and design in her…

Sue’s picks for local spirits

Atlanta is flush with home-spun spirits. This isn't your grandpappy's moonshine, though. Distilleries like Old Fourth Distillery and American Spirit Whiskey are making us proud. This gin is one of my favorites, an impressive rich and smooth pour. Handcrafted Southern Dry Gin from Old Fourth Distillery is distilled from organic Italian wheat and vapor infused with fresh botanicals: juniper berries…

A different type of ‘hybrid’: Muscle Car meets SUV

In common terms, the “hybrid” badge refers to the combination of both electric and gas in a vehicle, but in the case of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, it has been reinvented to mean muscle car meets SUV. For the individual who wants power, luxury and stunning looks enjoyed by up to four other thrill-seeking adults, the hunt is…

Office Space

The physicians of Georgia Perinatal Consultants and Center for Perinatal Medicine at Northside Hospital are specialists in the diagnosis and management of high-risk pregnancy. Their job is a serious one. In their offices, they deliver good news, plans of attack, words of hope and assurance. Their offices are their refuges, places of contemplation, rest and research. They surround themselves with…

Pies with a Purpose

For me, nothing clears away the winter blahs of February than finally finding the time to seek out local gems that have long been written in my iNotes labeled “must try” or “to find” or “neighbor mentioned.” One of those special places has appeared on my list three times now: a note I made last summer “neighbor said best pies…

Happy New Year!

I admit it. I got emotionally involved with one of the stories in this month’s Health & Fitness issue. I got too close. I was a nervous mess before the photo shoot, with butterflies doing a number, my head swimming. Athletes. Dedication, finesse, strength, success.

Harvest for a Cure

Benefiting the National MS Society of Georgia, Atlanta's top chefs, pastry chefs and sommeliers donated time and talent for an evening of tasting and art at Mason Fine Art Gallery. Photography Sue G. Collins.

Covenant House Speaks

Local leaders in business and government Sleep Out for one night in solidarity for homeless youth. Despite the cold temperatures, supporters were armed with a cardboard box and a sleeping bag.

Spotlight on Art

When revered North Carolina artist, Curt Butler, was asked about his favorite forum to showcase his work, Trinity School’s Spotlight on Art was on the top of his list. “I used to do six to eight non-gallery shows a year; I now do two or three. I have whittled the number of shows down to the ones that are the…

6 Apps to Stay Fit and Keep You Healthy

Find more than 3,800 yoga and meditation classes for all levels, taught by world renowned instructors for a $18 per month subscription.

January 2017 Around Town

Lifestyle Publications is thrilled to announce our first ever BEST OF contest, where you speak up and let the world know all your favorite places to shop, eat and do business in our community. This month, go to our website, click the link and nominate your top spots. Then, in February, you'll head back to that same site and vote…

Blues Be Gone

Following the fun and festivities of the holiday season, mild depression or mental distress is common as many people find it difficult to get back into their normal daily lives. This is commonly referred to as holiday blues or post-holiday syndrome. It’s not unusual for a person suffering from the blues to behave erratically for the first few weeks after…

Luxurious, powerful and stealthy

Since Nissan introduced their Maxima to start off the 80s, this pioneer of the “four-door sports car” has never ceased to excite the auto industry with its revered combination of power, road-gripping handling, and eye-popping body designs. Now with five trims delivered from Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant—S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum—the 2017 Maxima Midnight Edition of the SR looks…

2017 Lifestyle Pubs All-Star Team

Meet the team, from left to right, back row first. We are in awe of these girls. They work hard in the classroom, in the community and at practice. We asked about their go-to protein snack, their guiding light, their advice to young athletes and about their lucky charm. Meet the team!

Skin 360

Plagued by dry cold weather, our skin needs help. Yours most likely does too, though our tonics will not be the same. The skin we're in is a true reflection of what we put into our bodies, our genes and how we spend our days (think: work-outs, stress, age, weather, UV rays). When we seek creams and solutions, it's smart…

Happy Holidays

We had a blast shooting this month's feature, "Givers," beautiful portraits by Fredrik Brauer of four people from the community who make giving a priority. Our Givers arrived at the lovely Westin Atlanta Perimeter North (Concourse Parkway) and were greeted by the friendly staff who swept us all off our feet, up to the 2-story suite overlooking the little lake…

December 2016 Around Town

The Educational Advisory Foundation (EAF) presented its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Betsy Bockman at its first annual award luncheon. Dr. Bockman, a distinguished educator and principal in Atlanta Public Schools for over 20 years, was honored for the significant impact she has made in the lives of students and teachers at Garden Hills, Morningside and Inman Middle. She…


Deanna Anderson is a dedicated advocate for Atlanta’s women and children. She currently serves as President of the Junior League of Atlanta (JLA), leading the organization through its 100th year of service. JLA and its 3,500 members initiate transformational change in the issues that impact women and children including generational poverty, commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking and early childhood…

Teal Trot

As part of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance hosted its annual “Teal Trot” 5K at Piedmont Park to honor local patients, survivors and supporters on September 10. The event drew its biggest crowd yet with an estimated 1,300 in attendance and 93 survivors participating.

Sponsors Celebrated

The 7th Annual Historic Brookhaven Dines In Luncheon was held at Capital City Golf Club, celebrating sponsors including Beacham & Company Realtors |Skogstad-Sodemann Team and Media Sponsor, Buckhaven Lifestyle. The Dines In Series raised more than $80,000 for Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Polo in The Pines

The event raised $30,000+ for CURE with Murphy's, Morningside Kitchen, The St. Regis, Sun In My Belly, Canoe, JP Atlanta, Foundation Social Eatery, Lucky's Burgers & Brews, Tazaki's, Flatlands Bourbon and Bayou, The Warren, Front Page News, Twain's, Maya Steak House, Indigo Restaurant, West Egg, Dantana's. Photography Fredrik Brauer

Gifts To Go

Explore some of Atlanta’s off-the-beaten-path destinations, and all by bicycle on a tour by Bicycle Tours of Atlanta. With a gift certificate, you can choose from a few different experiences, such as the Street Art Bike Tour that highlights the ever-changing mural art in Atlanta, including inspirational stories of the artists; or the Twilight Bike Tour through some of the…

Sweet Spot

Jaime DeGrave didn’t need a career boost, a hobby to fill spare time or outside interest to feed her passion for sugar and beautiful food. She has a demanding full-time marketing job, coaches and trains at a local CrossFit gym and is raising a 9-year old son.

Four Automobiles That Impressed Us This Year

In the final 2016 edition of Driver’s Notebook, here is a quartet of automobiles in different classes that deserve some consideration. It has been a great year for Driver’s Notebook covering the new models of 2016. Besides the fine automobiles we already featured leading up to this end-of-the-year edition, here are four more we wanted to make sure you considered.…

Clutch Bags for Giving (and Receiving)

'Tis the time to treat yourself or let someone treat you. At some point, everyone needs to upgrade her handbag and these below, are a great selection to add to your arsenal!

Meet the Dream Builder

Nancy Harris Keenan is a community builder. Literally. A Million Dollar Real Estate agent with Brookhaven’s Keller Williams Peachtree Road office, Nancy is building communities all over DeKalb County, one dream home at a time.

Hello Friends

I love the cooler weather, don’t you? Last month, we spent a lot of time outside, at Polo in the Pines (raising tens of thousands for CURE Childhood Cancer) and celebrating, at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities Hearts and Hands Gala. I enjoyed meeting so many of you at these events and look forward to more new friendships in…

November 2016 Around Town

Buckhead’s French bistro, F&B, changes up their offerings with a newly-styled menu that tones down the “fine dining” aspect but keeps the experience that you would expect. As Chef Gabriel Capo says, “We wanted to offer extended selections and a variety of plates at different price points so that this could become more of a casual night-out spot.” The refreshed…

Dancing for Pets

The GA Pet Coalition that promotes animal advocacy, hosted “Dancing for Dogs and All Our Furry Friends.” The auction was fabulous supporting the legislative cause.

Art for Life

Your home is all about you – your style and personality make it unique. From hand painted plates for dinner parties to that one of a kind sculpture you brought back from South America, your home should scream you from the moment visitors walk through the door.

Heaven on Peachtree

I have now been in Atlanta nearly 5 years. I was surprised by the city in many ways when I arrived. Most of all how welcoming everyone was. I immediately felt at home. I have met some of the most genuine and interesting people. It's been an absolute pleasure to represent many friends and neighbors in real estate transactions. They…

Making Work Look Good

Our editor loves good design and anything blue. Check Sue's finds from shops nearby.

November 2016 Local’s Choice

Laura Lundy Wheale, an Atlanta-based actor and Brookhaven resident, has gotten the attention of mega-directors Clint Eastwood and Ang Lee because of her perfect Southern accent. Laura was born in Birmingham, AL, but grew up in Cedartown, GA. A mass tort litigator by day, Laura is currently shooting a new show,This is Alabama, a documentary series set to air in…

November 2016 Parting Thoughts

In 2005, the Sparling family decided that a suitable location for our Thanksgiving festivities would be the Monkey Bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a dimly lit private club on the edge of Main Street. They transformed the place, where a combined playlist of Motown, 70s and 80s hits and an occasional piano ballad recorded by my late maternal grandfather played…

Kitchens That Make The Cook Look Marvelous

Glasses of wine clinked, conversation filled the air, and delectable hors d'oeuvres were passed during the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest announcement at its stunning Southeast showroom headquarters in Buckhead.

Cadillac 2016 CT6 Premium Luxury AWD

With more than a century representing the American auto scene as its most extravagant carmaker, Cadillac’s all-new 2016 CT6 has seamlessly applied state-of-the-art technology into the sleek physique of a large luxury sedan—a revisited body type that once dominated its fleets decades ago.