Eco-Living Inspiration

From cleaning to decor and design, these books can help you reduce waste and daily chemical exposures while living a more sustainable and intentional lifestyle.

Wellspring Living

Wellspring Living, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization focused on serving domestic sex trafficking survivors and those at risk, reached a milestone last month, with 18 years of service to sex trafficking survivors and those at risk.

Dear BuckHaven,

Seven years ago I was launching my first publication ever with no idea of what to expect or how it might be received by our readers.  It was a proven formula of success in Kansas City but would a community publication mailed direct to a targeted family audience in specific areas of our city be accepted and would it have…

Christine Pullara’s Picks

Christine Pullara Newton has worn many hats in her 25 years in television. From award-winning news anchor to freelance journalist to even commercial actor and model. In 1999, Christine began hosting the popular Treasure Makers show on HGTV for five years, among other shows on HGTV and other networks, E! Entertainment, FOX and The Living Network. In 2005, she moved to Atlanta…

Brookhaven Gem

We met Neil Johnson through our friends at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. The company he founded in 2005 has been a long-time sponsor of the Historic Brookhaven Candlelight Tour of Homes, one of ARMHC’s most popular fundraisers, opening beautiful homes in the community during its biannual event. 

Beautiful Inside and Out

When Bill Bensley designed the lush Spa Botánico at the Dorado Beach - A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in bright shiny Puerto Rico, he visualized the engaging space with his team, then spent months at Dorado Beach, breathing life into the walls and using his hands and ingenuity to create a spa that looks and feels like Mother Nature herself was the…

Beautiful and Smart: Eco Manor Celebrates 12 Years

SC: You both share such a passion for environmental care. From creating and building the Eco Manor together (and we all know that building a house can wreak havoc on even the strongest marriage) to your work with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, which you founded in 1994, so much of your time is dedicated to environmental education. What projects or initiatives will…

Try Before You Buy

Buckhead’s Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove proves why their products are superior one bit at a time.

Arnette’s Chop Shop

Even with a heavy downpour on a Wednesday evening, Word Of Mouth Restaurants Group co-founder Michel Arnette still has a houseful to happily tend to in his newest of four dining concepts, Arnette’s Chop Shop nestled off Brookhaven’s Apple Valley Road. 

Unraveling Fiber Arts with the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

Founded in 1955, the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild allows fiber enthusiasts to gather, exchange ideas, learn new techniques through workshops and classes, and get inspired. Located in the North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center – the same building as Spruill Center for the Arts – the guild welcomes novices, experienced artists and anyone with a curiosity about the craft to explore its…

Prenups, not Presumptions

       Emily Brenner believes the best time to talk about the end of a marriage is at the beginning of a marriage. 

Wax Candle Bar

In today’s consumer climate where Americans can mix and match any type of food, fashion or fun, Buckhead-based Wax Candle Bar offers one of the first customizable home décor concepts that is healthy and environmentally-friendly. Customers can create a personalized candle ala carte, choosing from a “bar” with more than 15 phthalate-free fragrances, 20 different styles of containers and three…

I’ll Follow Her Anywhere

    On one of those rare sunny afternoons after Christmas, I sat daydreaming in a coffee shop near my house and found Deb Bowman on Spotify. I had, of course, already listened to her music at the insistence of our friend, the late Don Thomas Hayes (God rest his sassy soul) and recently at Bread & Butterfly in Inman Park,…

Stay In, Play In

For this fitness issue, I went right to the source.  I asked the PE teachers at Warren T. Jackson Elementary to share their tips to help keep our kiddos active this winter. They work with 265 students every day and every student in the school twice each week. Meet Kelly Browning and Ralph Berry. Now, go out and play! The…

Stay fueled, not fussy

From the moment I walked into Sama, tucked away upstairs on East Andrews, I felt at home. I was attending a Mindful Mornings meeting, where thoughtful men and (mostly) women gather to learn, meditate and exchange good vibes. Afterwards, I stayed on for meal. Their paleo bowl blew my socks off. The bowl of cauliflower rice, turkey meatballs, shocked spinach, summer squash with…

Diets are So Last Year…Take Charge of Your Total Health and Wellness in 2019

Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Driver’s Notebook: Happy New Gears!

 2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec  Heads will certainly turn when this second-generation Veloster passes by thanks to its more muscular frame complete with a rear spoiler, LED lighting package, and 18-inch wheels. This three-door hatchback matches its attractive exterior with a responsive, smooth-transitioning manual shift maneuvered by a multi-link rear suspension, and a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine flexing 201 horses of power.…

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.