Football Fan Fashion

Atlanta based Stewart Simmons strives to inspire joy, community and celebration through their tailgating apparel. After spending her undergrad years at FSU, the founder, Shena Simmons, felt like she and her friends spent every fall looking for items to wear to football games and there were just never a lot of options so she created Stewart Simmons in 2016. The…

From LA to ATL

We recently caught up with local fashion designer Ashley Wallace, designer, and owner of Buckhead’s newest boutique on East Andrews, House of Wallace. She grew up on the West Coast but proudly calls Atlanta home where she’s making a mark with her eponymous label, her extraordinary style and a commitment to give back to the city she’s fallen in love…

Wine, Dine and Save Marine Life at Georgia Aquarium

Dive into your passion for wine and giving at the 14th annual Aqua Vino at Georgia Aquarium on Friday, October 4, offering an exclusive opportunity to sample more than 150 wines from around the world, indulge in cuisine from more than 40 of Atlanta’s premier restaurants, and directly benefit Georgia Aquarium’s global research and conservation programs. This year Georgia Aquarium’s own…

All About Jeffrey

Atlanta’s most philanthropic and fashionable affair, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, is set to celebrate 27 stylish years on Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m. The annual event, which has become a mainstay on Atlanta’s social circuit, is founded by acclaimed retailer and arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, who recently expanded his Atlanta store in Phipps Plaza and is now offering both men’s…

Finding Balance

Our kids are bombarded by messages, images, media and other unseen pressures that can cause confusion, frustration and upheavals in behavior.  At school, teachers and administrators can be important resources for students as they face the big bad world. In this year’s annual round-up of private schools in Atlanta, we asked about the resources available to kids to help manage…

It’s Still Summer at the Spa

Booking a massage or facial is smart self-preservation, but when your appointment includes unlimited lounge time, a dry sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi, 60-foot saline lap pool, roomy private showers stocked with beautiful bath products and fluffy towels and an outdoor terrace with full food and bar service - well, that’s just pure luxury.

A Parisian Tradition

The third annual Waiters’ Race Atlanta, hosted by The Industry Fund, Le Bilboquet Atlanta and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, will be held on July 14 at 5:00 pm at Center Plaza at The Shops. This year’s race will be the culmination of an afternoon Bastille Day celebration that will include a summer block party and center-wide attractions from 12:00-6:00 pm.

Here’s To Hair

 Q: How often should a guy get a haircut?  A: A good clean-up is recommended once every three weeks. It doesn’t matter if your style is long, short, messy, or polished, you should always look like it was done on purpose.  Life is hectic and moves very quickly. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and make time for yourself.…

A Beautiful Friendship

Polo in the Pines is an annual charity polo event founded by Tina Fowler and family, held on October 5 and 6,  benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, for pediatric cancer research. The seventh annual event and will be full of amazing additions such as a Veuve Cliquot sponsorship, Audi partnership, Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, vendor market and much more. Lifestyle…

The Best of Summer

For sale in Brookhaven, this bright family home has so much going for it, including a vegetable garden in the spacious backyard, ready for someone who enjoys urban gardening and relaxing on a shady patio after harvesting a bounty.  The Craftsman style home is in highly sought after Lynwood Park.

Men We Admire

T Woods is one of Atlanta’s most respected musician/composers - his latest recording, ‘Conversations,’ features nine original works spanning many styles from fusion to Latin Jazz and more and extends to almost one hour in length. The works range from mellow quartet crossover jazz to large scale arrangements featuring many musicians. Several pieces from this recording have been featured on The Weather…

Sans Spirits

When I visited the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Banff a few months ago, I was introduced to Seedlip.  In my pursuit of non-alcoholic cocktails to add polish to my near perfect day on the slopes I pored over a menu of non-alcoholic cocktails providing a tempting list of layers of flavors, reminiscent of classic cocktails. I chose Seedlip Garden, and Ginger Tree…

Best Face Forward

To help men chose products to keep on hand for good looking skincare, we asked the founder of AILLEA, Kathryn Murray Dickinson to recommend her favorites.  

Genesis For Your Gent

With Father’s Day celebrated this month, here's our pick for a new set of wheels for the lucky man in your life. 

Menopause and the Publix Parking Lot

Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, joint aches, muscle pains, weight gain, depression and thinning hair. Pour yourself another cup of coffee or glass of wine because this list of symptoms is the recipe for a long night of terrifying medical google searches.  What’s even more terrifying is that nearly half of the population is likely to experience some, or even…

Time is Money: Creative MedSpa Knows How to Slow Down Aging

When it comes to self-care, we are all searching for genuine results. Creative MedSpa strives to meet the demands of the modern, forward-thinking men and women of Atlanta by combining the luxury of Hollywood’s celebrity skin therapy with practical, personalized treatment plans.

Breathe at Blue Heron

Take a moment to breathe. Find a relaxing place, a special place, that you can have a moment to yourself. Your special spot should be nearby and full of lush surroundings that are distanced from hustle and bustle of the city. The Blue Heron Nature Preserve is just that place: a 30-acre green space in the heart of Atlanta.

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…