Happy Hols!

It snowed November 4 in Northern Michigan, dusting my old stomping grounds with the promise of the December holidays. Here in Atlanta, I look for fresh magnolia branches tied with red gingham ribbon and outdoor pots puffed up with red dogwood, vine balls, pine boughs, bittersweet, purple pansies, Redbor kale and cabbages to signal the coming of my favorite holiday…

Captain Planet Foundation Benefits

Jennie Garlington and Laura Seydel hosted a luncheon and fashion presentation at Saks Fifth Avenue on October 18 benefiting the Captain Planet Foundation. The event introduced BECKEN, timeless, tailored fashions available now at Saks featuring the unfussy warmth and 
welcome of Kentucky horse country, where founder Angela Beck resides.

Peachtree Hills Place

Isakson Living celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest development Peachtree Hills Place. The event included words from 
Andy Isakson-visionary and managing partner of Isakson Living, Mayor Sam Massell-president of Buckhead Coalition, and others.

December 2017 Around Town

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, is pleased to offer an array of holiday happenings this festive season. Sample seasonal menus from the culinary team, enjoy time for self-care and holiday stress-relief at The Spa or get into the spirit of the season at the Hot Cocoa and Photos with Santa event or in their Southern Winter Wonderland. Beginning November 27, the hotel…

A Gift to Go

While there’s nothing quite like celebrating Christmas in your home, the season can bring more than visions of 
sugarplums dancing in your head. It’s exhausting. For every stocking hung by the chimney with care, there are days of planning, shopping, shipping, cooking, baking, partying and wrapping that can drain your every last reserve.

GIVERS

 Buckhaven  Attorney, Partner at Taylor English Duma  Where she gives:  Children of Conservation, The Giving Kitchen, Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance, Camp Twin Lakes

COOKING with MAMMA

High up in the clouds in a small Italian town on the Amalfi coast called Ravello, deep blue water surrounds your view and lush gardens color the scenery with brilliant hues of gold, pink, purple, violet and green. This is the endless view from Mama Agata’s terrace where we learned how to prepare traditional Italian dishes from ingredients grown on-site…

Tops for 2017

The year 2017 has been an amazing year for automobiles. From impressive compacts with all-electric engines increasing their distance to muscle-flexing pick-ups providing thrills while lugging heavy loads, car enthusiasts will not forget the last 12 months. Besides the automobiles Driver’s Notebook has featured so far in various publications this year, here are a few more that deserve accolades worth mentioning…

Feed Your Soul with Culinary Connections

 “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” —James Beard   The holiday season is always full of families, friends…and food! As an integral part of our cultures, food is so much more than simple sustenance. From family stories retold every year, to the more traditional history of particular foods and why they are part of our heritage and celebrations—our holiday…

Meet Emily Brenner

A lawyer, a rabbi and a shrink walk into a bar.

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute-Southeast Leader in Cancer Care

The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute provides exceptional cancer treatment to Georgians who are looking for greater access to expert, personalized cancer care.  More cases of cancer are diagnosed and treated at the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute than any community hospital in Georgia. 

Hello BuckHaven

What makes your home yours? My home is full of our collections of books, vintage games, ancient Chinese checkerboards and cool old gumball machines. One of my favorite pieces of furniture is an antique Chinese trousseau cabinet we picked up when we lived in Hong Kong. The merchant explained that the bride's family would pack her personal items and collected…

November 2017 Around Town

This holiday season, raise a glass to the perfect gift for Atlanta’s foodies! Give a curated chef experience with a toast-worthy touch. Each week Garnish & Gather works side-by-side with Atlanta’s best farmers, chefs and artisans to bring creative recipes made with the finest local ingredients straight to your kitchen. G&G’s Be the Chef series lets home cooks recreate signature…

Blast off with Captain Planet Gala

The Captain Planet Foundation is gearing up for the Southeast’s largest eco-benefit, the 2017 Benefit Gala. Co-chaired by Cara Isdell Lee of Buckhead, Kiki Goshay, and Susan van Liere, the event will be held at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead on December 8. Each year, the Foundation celebrates today’s environmental champions and the programs that empower heroes of tomorrow.

Artists With Experience

The invitational exhibit entitled “40 over 40” offers innovative perspective on creativity and age. Presented by Chamblee's new art venue, EBD4, the exciting show premiers with an opening celebration November 11, and runs through December 15.

Top Kitchens, Atlanta Proud

Sub-Zero and Wolf, the industry leaders in premium refrigeration, wine preservation, and cooking equipment, generated one of the most prestigious kitchen design contests in the world. Since its inception in 1993, the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest (KDC) has become a coveted win in the professional home design category. The contest recognizes designers, architects, interior designers, builders and remodelers…

Make an Offer

Every now and then, Perimeter North Lifestyle likes to take the temperature of the real estate market. This month in our HOME issue, we asked Angela Cashion of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty to share a few notable listings at different price points.

Modern Love with Jeffrey Baker

“The people who choose to live in modern homes are people who want to simplify, appreciate understated elegance, and are seeking to gain balance.” Jeffrey Baker is a Buckhead architect who believes in modern design as a lifestyle and recently completed a project on Hopkins Terrace in Lavista Park. “We find the majority of our clients own companies or are…

The Perfect Saturday

When the first of the football games started on Saturday during our stay at Cohutta King outside Blue Ridge, I didn’t cringe, dreading the hullabaloo of crashing helmets and babble of network announcers for rest of the weekend. Instead, I grabbed my Eno hammock, a book and a drink and walked down through the woods to the creek. I’d wander…

Rebuilding Together Atlanta

Rebuilding Together Atlanta (RTA), a non-profit striving to preserve and revitalize low-income homes, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. Organized locally in 1992, RTA is part of the national Rebuilding Together organization, which has a mission of “bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners.” 

Shop from the heart

This holiday season, why not step away from the sensory overload of crowded shopping centers, and instead, peruse hand-crafted gifts, home décor, jewelry, fashion accessories, hand-woven baskets, soaps and candles, pillows, blankets, Christmas ornaments and more at Covenant Presbyterian Church’s annual Global Gift Market? This eagerly-anticipated Buckhead bazaar will be open Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, from 12:30–5 p.m. in…

Hey Sporty Spice!

BuckHaven Lifestyle is proud to be a sponsor again for Polo in the Pines, a two-day festival honoring cancer survivors among us and raising funds for much-needed research while celebrating the great sport of polo here in the green Atlanta fields. When our lifestyle guru Sean O'Keefe came to us three years ago and suggested we collaborate with the PIP…

Southern Shindig

On August 18, Skyland Trail hosted Southern Shindig at Sweetwater Brewing Company. The event attracted 200 young professionals. Through sponsorships, ticket sales and silent auction, $51,000 were raised for Skyland Trail’s financial aid and treatment programs for adults 18 and over with bipolar illness, major depression, schizophrenia or anxiety disorders.

Waiters’ Race Atlanta

This year, Atlanta had its first ever Waiters' Race hosted by Le Bilboquet and produced by The Industry Fund, a non-profit supporting the restaurant industry. All proceeds benefited The Giving Kitchen.

October 2017 Around Town

Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System (the parent of Gwinnett Medical Center) announced that they have submitted their proposed merger agreement to the State of Georgia Office of the Attorney General for review and approval. Depending on the review process, the five-hospital Northside-Gwinnett Health combined system could be operational in early 2018. Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System are both…

Active JAX

With Delta’s non-stoppers to Jacksonville, Florida, you can pull out of your driveway at 8 a.m. and make it to a beach yoga class at noon, grab a smoothie for the road and spend the afternoon kayaking with manatees through the peaceful salt marshes Talbot Islands State Park. Plan on a few stops on the Jacksonville Ale Trail en route…

$15m and Counting

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta, hosted by Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams, celebrated a sold-out evening. The city’s most notable gathered in Phipps Plaza to enjoy a high-energy reception, auction and runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections. $15 million has been raised over 25 years by Jeffrey Kalinsky's team.

HIll Country Holiday

After German immigrant and former seaman Charles H. Nimitz opened the doors to a four-room hotel in Fredericksburg along a dusty Texas road in the 1850s, he soon earned a reputation as innkeeper of the state’s most famous hotel. His rooms offered the only hot baths between San Antonio and El Paso and perhaps that’s why travelers felt drawn, though…

Polo in the Pines

Sometimes a single conversation can change your life’s purpose. That was certainly the case for Polo in the Pines founder Tina Fowler. In 2012, Tina was at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center with her mother, Sharon Knight, for treatment of leiomyosarcoma—a cancer Sharon had been battling for 20+ years. That’s 20 years of motherhood, birthdays, holidays and life laced with…

Buckhead Fight Club

First-time visitors to Buckhead Fight Club get a 1-hour workout focusing on fitness and boxing fundamentals. Come dressed in athletic wear, good comfortable shoes, and don't forget water to stay hydrated. The basic boxing workout begins with wrapping hands.This protects hands/knuckles/wrists in the gloves.Then to warm up, jump rope 2 rounds ( 6 minutes). Once your hands are ready, your…

Meet Sandra Golden

Sandra Golden has been working in the sports/news business for 23 years. The three-time Emmy Award-winning sports reporter and anchor has been interviewing athletes, head coaches, team owners, NASCAR drivers, movie stars, and everyone in between the rink, the ballpark, and the track over her entire career. She worked her way up in the sports TV business after graduating from…

A Flawless Career Choice

Wisely capitalizing on Atlanta’s steady growth economically, socially and physically inside and outside its perimeter, Scott Csaszar made a drastic career change and became an entrepreneur in an industry that had a future just as promising; he became the founder and CEO of Flawless Painting in March of 2000. Now completing its 16th year of beautifying homes and business spaces…

THE MAYOR SPEAKS

“Play It Again, Sam, the Notable Life of Sam Massell, Atlanta’s First Minority Mayor” tells the life of this over-achiever from birth as a downtown Piedmont baby through Druid Hills childhood, college life, World War II service, and four careers. The author recites Massell’s mischief as a self-described “dead-end kid,” accompanies him in young adulthood when he struggles between pride…

SalesForce Lights the Night

Atlantan Joe Piazza embodied the American dream: a wife of 30-plus years, three healthy children, and a respected career with Sysco. In 2009, Joe was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and battled terrible side affects for seven years, yet never gave up. Joe Piazza passed away from AML last year. His son, Joey works at Salesforce, with offices on…

Meet Katie Rouille

She describes herself as “a bagger by day, an actor by night.” What Katie Rouille, 36, does not mention is that she is also an advocate and decorated athlete of Special Olympics Georgia. Joining Special Olympics Georgia at the age of 12, Katie has gained the confidence and self-esteem to not only become a champion in Special Olympics Georgia, but…

Buckhead Welcomes Vazquez

Vazquez joined Atlanta Dec. 2, 2016 from Club Tijuana, where he was a member of their youth system since 2012. He has been a standout with the U.S. Youth National Teams over the last two years.

Hello Friends,

When big-time Atlanta fashion journalist and entrepreneur Tova Gelfond (Eide Magazine) paused for a minute to become a mother, we coyly asked if she'd be willing to join our fashion issue as a guest editor. Between moving house (she moved from Sandy Springs to Grant Park recently) and welcoming the precious Ayla, Tova explored a fall fashion outlook for us.…

September 2017 Around Town

Join The Cottage School (TCS) for the annual Cougar Classic Car Artisan Market, Bike and Car Show on Saturday, October 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., held on the TCS campus located at 700 Grimes Bridge Rd. in Roswell. The car show, featuring classic cars and bikes will also offer food trucks, entertainment and arts and crafts for sale.…

WE LOVED JEFFREY FASHION CARES

Arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, creator of two namesake boutiques in Atlanta and Manhattan, joined Event Chairs Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams in producing the official kick-off to the fall social season: Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2017 last month. Held at Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead, the event celebrated its 25th anniversary and included a reception followed…

What’s Next

Winter is coming...and your wardrobe will be ready with these trends that will have you looking stylish from the first sign of leaves falling all the way through the new year.

Fall Into Solomon Brothers

Solomon Brothers is a family owned jewelry store located in a high-rise in the heart of Buckhead, and for 35 years, they have provided customers with an outstanding experience. They have become Atlanta’s source for loose diamond, engagement rings, watches, and fine jewelry. Offering competitive pricing and an exceptional value is what defines Solomon Brothers as one of the most…

Denim Forever

Food. Water. Denim. Let’s get back to the essentials. Whether it be the perfect pair of jeans or a funky new backpack, there’s nothing like returning to school with an elevated style. I present to you the return of the eighties: denim, denim, denim! As history tells us, this fashion garment dating all the back to the 1800s is here…

Historic Brookhaven Candlelight Tour of Homes

Have you ever driven through Historic Brookhaven and been taken aback by the beautiful landscape and architecture? You may have even found yourself wondering if you were still in the heart of a city known for its traffic and high rises. Now, your curiosity can be cured with a ticket to the Historic Brookhaven Candlelight Tour of Homes on Thursday,…

Vesta’s Picks

The “It Girl” of Chile, whose TV career began when she was 10 years old, relocated to Brookhaven to break in to the American entertainment industry. Vesta Lugg, who was born in Ottawa, Canada, and raised in Santiago, Chile, is best-known in Latin America for her starring role on “Bakan” or BKN, the longest running teen television show in Chile,…

Please, look at my daughter, not me

Anyone who knows me knows that I have an affinity for fashion. OK, OK...more than an affinity, an obsession. Sometimes I’m proud of my calculated purchases. Other times I’m mortified by the amount I spent on a passing, fleeting fad. But there’s something magical that happens when the right jacket comes together with the perfect pair of shoes. Oh, and…

Couture for Kids

September 20th will be a special night in Buckhead, an evening when 11 local survivors of childhood brain tumors will walk the runway and shine a light on the deadliest childhood cancer. Hosted by Tootsies, Couture for Kids (formerly Starry Night of Fashion) benefits the Georgia Chapter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), the world’s largest non-profit solely dedicated…

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…

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.

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.

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?