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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Givers

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…

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…

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.

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…

Splendid Somms

While these educated experts are serious about fine wine, the world’s best champagne, solid bar service and perfect food and wine pairings, they are also serious about belly laughs and supporting one another like old school chums. When we met this elite group of affable Atlanta sommeliers at the St. Regis’ elegant Atlas Restaurant, they only stopped cavorting when a…

Cider House Rules

Urban Tree Cidery has planted itself in West Midtown and branches out over 4,500 square feet of unique space that includes Atlanta’s first cider manufacturing facility, a tasting room called “the Cidery,” and an event space. A family owned and operated business, Urban Tree Cidery opened its doors in March of this year. It was founded by Tim and Maria…

Ice Cream Dreams

Two friends and a passion for cooking and giving is where it all began. Andrea Overstreet and Jason Bronson have been cooking Sunday dinner together for more than 10 years, skipping right to dessert for the last few years, experimenting with ice cream and everything southern. They started mixing and dipping in earnest for the annual Roswell ice cream social…

Golfer’s Career Takes Flight

After playing some of the most beautiful golf courses in his homeland of South Africa on the Sunshine tour and around his American home in Buckhead, professional golfer Andrew Georgiou was inspired to share his love of the links and South Africa’s astounding wine country and the riveting wildlife and safari by launching his own company called Exclusive African Travel.…

Falcons’ New Stadium’s True Cheerleader

After missing the opportunity to make their second Super Bowl appearance by ten yards in 2012, the Atlanta Falcons have struggled to revisit that opportunity ever since. However, football analysts, avid loyalists, and the entire Falcons staff collectively believe the future will entail the franchise will “rise up” due to some significant player acquisitions, hopefully a stingier defense, and the…

Coaching and Kids For Kennedy

Liz Kennedy, Lovett’s head girl’s basketball coach has a contagious smile. It’s hard to talk with her and not be cheered. For 11 years, she has taken the Lovett girls team places they never thought they could go. Two of her students are competing on the U.S.A. national team in Spain this year, one previous student and one a current…

Looking Back, 
Paying it Forward

We asked some of the schools in our area what notable milestones they hit last year on campus and what priority they will put on community service in the 2016-17 school year.

Bringing Home the Bread

When Rob Alexander’s three kids come home from school, their snacks are made with H&F Bread. Thin slices of baguettes still warm from the oven are smothered with Nutella and topped with fresh strawberries or spread with almond butter and finished with bananas and sprinkles of coconut. Soft Parker Rolls are sliced bite-sized, topped with cream cheese, julienned carrots and…

The Ultimate Dinner Party

Jill and Bobby Marsden, residents of Historic Brookhaven for 29 years, are faithful supporters of Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC). “Several years ago, my nephew spent several months at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Amongst conversations, we met families utilizing the local House. They spoke about how having a place to stay close to the hospital helped relieve some of…

Luxe Pools

Growing up, we belonged to a family swim club a few miles down a country road from our suburban Michigan home. To get there, I’d have to wait for my dad to get home from work (he swam slow and methodical laps during adult swim) or do more than my required list of chores to earn my mom’s attention for…

Polo, BuckHaven Style

The founder of the Union Hill Polo Club had never been on a horse when he began playing polo. Dr. Eric Steenlage grew up on a farm in Wisconsin where his family raised Black Angus cattle, but he had no experience around horses. After graduating college and med school, he moved to Atlanta and attended his first polo match at…

Three Trails, Three Ways

Buckhead’s location on the outskirts of the city is flush with forests and trails, making it a prime location for outdoor recreation. Between its many parks and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, outdoor lovers can find plenty of options for hiking, biking and running trails. These are three of my favorites. Print a trail map from the National Park…

Sweeter Summer Slumber

For many people, making the bed is a chore. And if we’re being honest, it’s at the bottom of the chore food chain, reserved for the last 5 minutes before flying out the door. For others, making the bed is a reoccurring line item on a New Year’s resolution checklist that quickly catches dust. And, on a sunny summer morning…

Squeezing joy from every moment together

Swanky Asian-fusion restaurant Doraku Sushi has an often overlooked feature: its chef is also a dad. The culinary genius behind Doraku is Chef Todd Dae Kulper. Like many chefs in the industry, he works grueling days with long hours that can extend into the wee hours of the morning. He wears many different hats, though, and outside of work is…

Making a Gentleman

Who is the modern man? He is prepared, pleasant and principled. He is compassionate yet resilient. Tech-savvy but not ignorant of the classics. I asked some friends and readers for their laundry list of what exactly makes a modern man. Here's what they said. Add yours to our Facebook page!

Tables are Set for Ronald McDonald House Dines In

Neil Johnson of Canonbury Homes, is the builder of all three homes featured. “There are many very talented homebuilders in Brookhaven and Atlanta. To be chosen as the 2016 Builder Sponsor is very humbling and a true honor,” says Johnson, president of Canonbury Homes. “These three homes were all designed by different very talented architects, TS Adams Studio, Neely Design…

Five Must-see Museums

Laura Flusche, Ph.D. serves as executive director of the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) and has been a member of the MODA staff since 2010. Prior to joining MODA, Laura lived for 15 years in Rome, Italy, where she served as assistant academic dean for an American academic program and was part of an excavation team working on the Palatine…

Keep Calm, Carry On

We would follow Robanne Schulman anywhere - to the beach (she'll pack sensational sunglasses), overseas (she will find us a small but mighty suitcase), on a cruise with the family (watch her choose smart but sexy shoes and a sleek travel jacket with many pockets). The personal stylist from Buckhead says, "When traveling, I always use a carry on, because…

A Beautiful World

The sun sets over the 45th parallel, from the Bay View bluff on Little Travers Bay. #NoFilter on an iPhone5. Families have gathered at this Chautauqua since 1875. My mom brought my four brothers here in the 1950s and my children have spent 16 summers here in paradise. Sue G. Collins

Secrets of a Concierge

Behind every great hotel is an attentive and discreet concierge. Here in BuckHaven, we are graced with gleaming hotels and poised concierges. Meet Janice Dempsey, who stands at attention with a warm smile and all the answers at the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. She is a member of The Concierge Society of Atlanta and Les Clefs d’Or Ltd. “As a concierge…

Everything You Wanted To Know About Facing Facelifts, But Were Afraid To Ask

Proudly, like most women in their prime {notice I didn’t list my age but it rhymes with mourtythree}, I am no longer afraid to ask for needs or wants - from directions to an extra slice of cake. However, when it comes to skin care, I find myself burying my head in the sand. I’m intimidated by what is available…

Burnin’ it From Box to Barbell

You know that feeling after a good workout, where you feel invincible and don’t even care how much you sweat? These gyms give you those feel-good endorphins, along with top-notch classes that kick your butt, and perks like themed classes, free snacks and more. Here’s the scoop on three of Buckhead and Brookhaven’s top gyms.

Greens and Grains on the Go

Meg is wearing Nikes from 
Road Runner Sports, Split 59 crops from Exhale, Long Sleeve Gray Tee from Lululemon, Long Sleeve Teal Tee from Albion Fit, Pink Tank from DEFINE: Atlanta Kelly is wearing Onzie pants from Exhale, Kyodan black tank, Lucky in Love jacket from Serious Tennis, Nike pink long sleeve running top and Nike running shoes from Road…

Meet Brookhaven’s Own Diva

Capitol City Opera Company was formed in 1983 to provide Atlanta-area classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform complete opera roles, and to continue to develop their post-graduate vocal and acting skills on a professional level. Since its inception, the company has flourished as the only opera company in the Southeast that primarily helps local singers and artists…

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Keeper of the Notes

In her starring role as the principal librarian of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Beavers, of Brookhaven, revels in the roles of butcher, baker and candlestick maker. Well, certainly not literally, but figuratively for certain. Growing up in a musical family with five siblings, each playing different instruments, Beavers uses her passion for and knowledge of various instruments in her…

Why Knot?

Buckhead artist Susan Beallor-Snyder continues to push herself into new media, new markets and new spaces. A long-time friend of BuckHaven Lifestyle, we are so proud to announce that her work has been chosen to be included in the Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) new show, “SewWhat?” on view in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery in lower Manhattan. We…

Al Fresco, With Love

Valentine’s Day – the most romantic day of the year. According to a CNN poll, an average of $130.97 is spent per person on this national day of love. More than 50 percent of people buy red roses, the traditional Valentine’s flower. Around $1.6 billion is spent on candy, $1.9 billion on flowers, and a staggering $4.4 billion is spent…

Good Food For All

Saturday mornings are a special time for the Tirrill family of Buckhead. John, Greer and their daughter Mary Holmes attend the local Peachtree Road Farmers Market every weekend in search of local, organically-sourced food. “We had quit buying tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, melons, lettuce, and a host of other foods at the grocery chains because none of it tasted the way…

Table for Two

Sean OKeefe Events designed each table with love. Visit the dream team's new location at 2126 Faulkner Rd and tune into Atlanta Bon Vivant on Atlanta and Company every Tuesday for more of Sean's tips on living well. SeanOkeefeEvents.com​

Creativity and Collaboration

For more than five years, Mary-Cathryn Kolb kept a journal of good ideas, inspired inventions and business concepts. Two years ago, she called a friend she formerly worked with at Spanx, Tosha Hays, and asked to meet for coffee. They bonded while brainstorming on a design for a bra for breast cancer patients. Then, Kolb shared the pages of that…

Getting Nutty

In recent years, the health food trend has reached a new level. Everyone wants products made locally, from natural ingredients, with easily identifiable contents. Jaime Foster of Brookhaven, creator and owner of Georgia Grinders Premium Nut Butters, has carved herself a niche in this ever-increasing circle of healthy, natural food. What began as almond butter made from a family recipe…

Los Amigos Tortillas

Consider the tortilla chip. After all, most of us don’t — we just assume they’ll arrive on our table, basket after basket. The ubiquity of the tortilla almost makes it invisible, and most think of the filling of burritos, enchiladas, gorditas and the like as the star. But whether flour or corn, that tortilla’s got to come from somewhere. That…

BuckHaven Gift Guide

This isn't just another Gift Guide. We chose gifts for men that are playful but functional. For women, we went for luxurious texture, adding gifts that feel oh-so-good. For the kiddos, forget plastic landfill toys and surprise them with super cool experiences that make them feel like rock stars (literally)! The adorable Ellenberg family of Buckhead kindly helped out with…

A Giving 
Tribute

This holiday season, have you considered giving a gift that truly gives back? Tribute giving—giving a gift in honor or tribute of a loved one, friend or colleague—is growing in popularity and offers both the giver and the receiver an added bonus: a better world. Below are just a few local organizations that offer tribute giving opportunities right here in…

Meet Pattie Lanier

The unique aesthetics and peaceful environment found at Baker Lanier Salon and Day Spa offer a glimpse into the creators behind it. At the helm and heart, Pattie Lanier has poured herself into building a business with her partner, and together they’ve cultivated a respite for guests to attain beauty and style in a culture of excellence.