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.

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…

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.” 

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…

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.

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…

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.

Study Up!

Nandina Home & Design is an Atlanta interior design firm whose professional interior designers use their skills while working with clients to create distinctive and stylish interiors. They are qualified to assist clients with all aspects of the design process…from complete construction projects to simple paint and fabric choices. In addition to full-service interior design, their retail location in historic…

Pony Up!

With a passion for polo and a desire to give back to the community, Randy and Heather Pullen hosted the first Pony Up For A Cause fundraiser in 2016. They decided to take a leap of faith and use their love for polo in Atlanta to partner with Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities to host the inaugural event held at…

Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park Fare Hits a Home Run

Having a ticket stub to prove you were one of the first to attend the all-new Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park certainly provides invaluable sports memorabilia, but leaving with a content stomach could be just as unforgettable. To complement the experience of witnessing home runs, singing “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” in the seventh inning, hoping to catch a fly…

Their Favorite Neighborhood

As Atlanta natives, Ruth Skogstad and Kristen Sodemann agree that Historic Brookhaven is their favorite neighborhood. They both have lived in the tree-lined neighborhood and boast it is a community where people are friendly and inclusive. This beautiful neighborhood is on the National Historic Register of homes as the first residential neighborhood in Georgia built around a golf course. The…

Readers Always Come in First

When Van Council of Van Michael Salon and our publisher Jim Newman sat down last year to brainstorm on how to engage you, our readers, they wanted to dream up something special. They called on Buckhead’s most beautiful hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta and the fabulous Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse to collaborate on an exciting project, an unforgettable BuckHaven experience…

For Pops

Take Pops to Carmel Valley Ranch and chillax. Northern California is already beautiful, but when a gorgeous resort-like the 500-acre Carmel Valley Ranch is perfectly situated in the Santa Lucia Mountains to provide jaw-dropping views of vineyards, forests, and a golf course, Dad’s smile will be permanent once the trip is booked. Add the impeccable service, spacious suites with up…

The Great Crab Cake Hunt

My family includes generations of chefs originally from Jamaica, West Indies, before immigrating to Bronx and Brooklyn, New York. In other words, I was born a foodie. When we lived in Ithaca, New York, we often loaded up the car during the holidays and drove to either the Big Apple or Baltimore, where many of our relatives eventually moved. The…

Battling Cancer and Building a Future

Jay Eichelberger, founder and CEO of Snoozeenie, still remembers the day in April 2016 when he discovered he would have to battle cancer— for the third time. Eichelberger, a childhood cancer survivor, and his soon-to-be wife, Liz, were floored. They learned he was enduring a relapse of cancer in his lymph nodes.

Antigua Dreaming

Weeks after I returned from four fast days in Antigua, I could close my eyes and still feel the warm embrace of the long stretches of quiet beaches that hug the curvy Caribbean coastline and the clear blue sea. Oh, that blue. A blue that beckons, constant and seductive, promising and encouraging. A lens to another world. And, isn’t that…

Runway Fashion

You’ve decided on the dates and destination, made air and hotel reservations and loaded your bag with books and MAGAZINES. Now, time to pack. Ugh. We asked personal stylist to the stars, Robanne Schulman of Plaid Monkey Buckhead to shop for travel-friendly outfits that will turn heads. We shot Robanne and her three favorite travel picks at Ascension Air at…

Sweet Suites

As a Cornell University "Hotelie" and photojournalist specializing in travel, I have a solid understanding of what a standout destination is when it comes to unpacking your bags. From "glamping" outdoors in luxurious tents, to swimming in one of the most jaw-dropping pools set in the middle of a canyon, these hotels, resorts and campsite will make you second guess…

Happy 5th Birthday to Us

To celebrate five fabulous years of bringing sweet stories to you about good people doing good things, we chose a gallery of our favorite covers, dedicated to our publisher, the one and only Jim Newman.

Best of BuckHaven

We asked you to tell us where you shop, eat, play, stay healthy and get 'er done. We heard from more than 4,000 readers and friends in the nomination round and 8,000 who chimed in to vote for the Best Of BuckHaven. We're delighted to bring you this year's winners and the runners up who also deserve some love. Look…

Laura Hathaway Gallery

Buckhead resident Laura Hathaway believes that great art enriches us beyond measure. As the owner and director of Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, she is using her extroverted sales and marketing personality to build a supportive, sustaining community for the arts and connect contemporary artists with new audiences while also exploring her more introverted love for the arts.

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…