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.

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…

Buckhead Thanksgiving Traditions

When interior decorator Kim Regas helps set the Thanksgiving table this month at her parents’  Buckhead home on Westminster Heath, she will first lay the heirloom needlepoint table runner that has graced the family table for decades. “The heirloom table runner is the inspiration for color. I married traditional Thanksgiving colors of browns and golds with more trending colors of…

Why not put the Giving in Thanksgiving

 Blue Heron Nature Preserve   BHNP.org  Blue Heron Nature Preserve is a haven for nature in an urban environment. Sign up an education, art, or recreational program, enroll your child in camps, bring your family on a Twilight Hike, enjoy an Adult Art Illustration class, participate in an outdoor yoga or a Forest Bathing session, join or volunteer.

BuckHaven’s Founding Families

    In the 1920’s, when Holden Thompson’s father bought 13 acres on an unpaved Peachtree Road where it met Club Drive to build a family compound, the family was planting a long-lasting love for their land, now Historic Brookhaven. The hallowed property became home to Grandfather Thompson and his three sons (including Holden) along with a tennis court and parklike…

Givers We Love

Sloan Lanham and Lilian Sanford are third graders and live in Buckhead.

The Arby’s Foundation – Dream Big Atlanta

This summer, the Arby's Foundation hosted Dream Big Atlanta, a benefit concert with live performances from Smash Mouth and Alex Guthrie. The event raised more than $400,000 to support childhood hunger, youth leadership and career readiness initiatives in Atlanta and across the US.

Party for Piedmont Park

Over 400 guests supported the important work of the Piedmont Park Conservancy at its annual Party for Piedmont Park! Guests enjoyed live music, an incredible silent auction, a custom photo booth, signature cocktails, and delectable cuisine from Atlanta’s premier restaurants. The Conservancy is the nonprofit that enhances beautiful Piedmont Park.

10 Degrees South’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Happy Atlantans attended a celebration to honor the first South African restaurant in the United States on their 20th anniversary! Hosted by restaurateur Justin Anthony and parents, Derek and Diane, the evening included cocktails and hors d'oeuvres along with live music and special performances from Zulu dancers.

Collaborate for Sweet Success

While a grass roots idea plants the seed, it is through the power of partnerships we discover our true potential.  

A Journalist’s Journal: My Love for Shooting Food

I have been blessed with the opportunity to document some of the most wondrous things God has provided worldwide via writing, video, and one of my favorite hobbies, photography. I mostly shoot interiors of buildings, people, beer, cars, landscapes…you name it. However, perhaps my favorite subject is food. Coming from a lineage of chefs in my family, being a proud…

Music to Your Mouth

Low Country hospitality, dancing under the stars to familiar bluegrass favorites, succulent wood fire-roasted oysters plucked from the adjoining May River and bacon cured in the Smoky Mountains perfectly paired with Charleston’s best bourbon. For 12 years, a mighty crescendo has been building, as the South’s favorite music and food festival, Music To Your Mouth, lights up Palmetto Bluff. 

Good Food…For the Public

“Quality food and service in beautiful restaurants shouldn't just be reserved for fine dining.”

Celebrating 20 Years at Eight at Eight Dinner Club

Eight at Eight celebrated 20 years in business at the Hotel Avalon on August 8th. More than 150 people from the both matchmaking services gathered and met fun singles from all over metro Atlanta. It was a night filled with fun introductions and celebration, as they expand into Johns Creek.

Expressions of the Soul

 Article Valerie Shepherd | Photography Cameron Meredith  "My pieces make a journey from my head, to my heart, to my hands, to meet and match your soul."  There's just something about the bright colors of Andrea Becker Designs that remind you of water, the beach, ancient treasures, and the vibrant Caribbean that call to the soul. And Buckhead's own  goldsmith and creator…

Seeing With Style

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Nicole Stephens  Picking out glasses with Andy and Gazal Tabrizipour is like shopping with a very savvy personal stylist who also happens to know everything about the technology behind the frames. They ask about lifestyle (do you workout? spend time in an office?). And, they study the prescription to determine specific needs that will…

Baby Love

 Article Jessi Ford | Photography Provided  If glitter, tutus and wild graphic tees aren’t your idea of a stylish wardrobe for the little one in your life, you aren’t alone. When Sarah Heiserer, Brookhaven resident and fashion admirer, had her daughter three years ago, she couldn’t find a children’s clothing line with the minimalistic, neutral and easy-to-wear look she was…

InstaStyle

 Article Melissa Brown  These local fashion bloggers are giving us some serious style inspiration! Next time you’re scrolling through Instagram, be sure to take a peek at their pages to get ideas for your wardrobe. Find colors, prints and ensembles that make you happy, follow them and tag us! Once you’ve been inspired by these bloggers fabulous outfits, make your way…

October Polo Date

Polo in the Pines Charity Classic benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is October 13 & 14 benefiting pediatric cancer research. Save the date, find a fab hat and cheer on the polo players on the grand field adjacent to the big party tent. Capital Grille is feeding us!  Choa.org/polointhepines

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? 

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. …

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…

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…

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

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!)

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…

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…

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. 

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.

Weaving Dreams

When Laura Martin’s 10-year-old grandson Rivers asked her what homeless people in Atlanta do when it’s really cold, their conversation led to a month-long project where together they designed and made blankets from her Buckhead home craft room. Together they built a better blanket based on dialogue with Outreach and Advocacy Center of Atlanta. They put their heads together to…

Mom’s Meatloaf, Made Mine

One dish I can’t live without is my mom’s meatloaf. Aside from the nostalgia of being at home with my family, it’s a classic, hearty Pennsylvania staple made up of so many of my favorite ingredients. It’s one of those dishes I asked my mother to make for me on my birthday every year. It’s simple and easy to make--just…

Modern Gem in Historic Brookhaven

On any evening this month, and most months,Troy Sealscott and Didier Arnaud will likely be sipping a cocktail with friends on their expansive back porch over looking the pool and hot tub that float across their back yard in historic Brookhaven. 

Art, Grounded

 Art, Grounded  Imagine commissioning a painting based on your personality, the favorite colors of your favorite room and patterns that inspire you during your everyday living. Working with the artist, you’ll see a mini painting, a sample, and dialogue with the artist as he works to be sure the canvas is becoming your vision. Then, imagine when you bring the…

Grateful Artist

Lee Harper, founding director of Buckhead-based Lee Harper & Dancers, and current Artist-in-Residence for The Westminster Schools, has always sought to create an emotional connection between herself, her dancers and the audience. For more than four decades, she has inspired and taught thousands of children, choreographed productions for some of the premier arts organizations in the Southeast, directed her talented group…

Valentine’s Gift Guide

Made in the USA, Love Bottle is crafted with up to 40% recycled, eco-friendly glass. We all know drinks taste better in a glass, so stop drinking out of your bottle that changes the taste of water. Spreading kindness and generosity, Love Bottle donates 5% of each purchase to Global Water, which helps communities get access to clean water. LoveBottle.com

Historic Brookhaven Charmer

1030 Farmington Lane was custom built by its current owners in 1993 in the DeKalb county portion of Historic Brookhaven. 

Trends to Try: 4 Fitness Classes to Kick Off Your New Year

Cookies, cocktails, calories, oh my! With the indulgence of the holidays behind you, there’s no time like the present to try a new workout. But, with all of the fitness class choices in the neighborhood, how do you find one that’s a fit for you? 

15-minute workout with Eric Pyne

Eric Pyne has been a personal trainer in Atlanta since 2008. He currently trains his dedicated clients at Urban Body Fitness. He is an Ambassador for Lululemon and is scouting primo ocations in and around the Buckhead community to open his own gym in early 2018. He trains individuals from all backgrounds, catering each workout to their specific needs and…

Sprout Salad from Atlas

 Atlas Executive Chef Chris Grossman   Dressing ingredients:  2 egg yolks

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

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. 

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.