August 2017 Around Town

Peachtree Hills Place (PHP) is nearing its groundbreaking in one of Atlanta’s most beautiful neighborhoods, Peachtree Hills. Nestled in the heart of Buckhead, this one-of-a-kind luxury neighborhood will soon offer condos and homes for residents 55 years-of-age and older. With downsizing being a key feature of the design, homes range from 1,400 to 3,000 square feet. With home ownership, residents…

Salle Opticians Anniversary for CURE

The Grand Re-Opening and 30th Anniversary party of Salle Opticians at Phipps Plaza was a home run. Co-hosted by former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine and his wife, Chris, Wendy Salle and personal stylist Robanne Schulman, the shopping event raised $3,000 for CURE Childhood Cancer.

Welcome, No2 Opus Place

On the future site of No2 Opus Place, a celebration for the opening of the Sales Gallery was a grand event. Guests gathered under a beautiful tent, enjoyed fabulous food and wine, and were treated to a performance by Jennifer Holiday. OpusPlaceAtlanta.com

Best of BuckHaven

Thousands of readers voted these businesses the BEST OF BuckHaven and we celebrated their success at Davio's with swag by RC Engravables and Italian-inspired food and a signature cocktail by Davio's. Photography Christy Lee.

Dr. Lile Welcomed

Aesthetic Specialty Centre welcomed Dr. Laura Lile to the med spa practice with a special event. She specializes in wellness and anti-aging, bioidentical hormone replacement, non-invasive treatments and more. 30% off sunscreens and complimentary skin cancer screening for readers

Odyssey for Kids

Odyssey Brunch Co-Chairs Amy Kim Gira and Lys Paulhus, and the Odyssey Brunch Committee hosted the annual 2017 Odyssey Brunch at The St. Regis Hotel. Odyssey's mission is to expand the ambitions of Atlanta students and empower them on a successful journey to college and a fulfilling career. BenRose Photography

GOCA’s Big Night

The seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, presented by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute at the Delta Flight Museum, raised more than $270,000 for the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance to support education and awareness programs throughout the state. Dinner by Les Dames d'Escoffier International. Photos Fredrik Brauer. GAOvarianCancer.org

Camp Twin Lakes Gala

Camp Twin Lakes kicked off their 25th year with a celebratory gala at the Georgia Aquarium on January 28. The event, which raised $785,000, honored founder Doug Hertz as well as past and current board presidents, Jay Smith, Comer Yates, Bonnie Harris, Lawrence Kenny and Elizabeth Correll Richards.

Art Papers

Featuring works by more than 250 established and emerging artists, the Annual ART PAPERS Art Auction lit up Ponce City Market for its 18th year.

March 2017 Around Town

More robotic-assisted surgeries are performed at Northside Hospital than anywhere else in the Southeast. New data from Intuitive Surgical, manufacturer of the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System, ranks Northside among the top one percent of all robotic surgery programs in the United States and the No. 1 gynecologic (GYN) robotic surgery program in the country. Northside Hospital is committed to…

Captain Planet

The Captain Planet Foundation presented its 25th annual Benefit Gala, one of the Southeast’s largest eco-benefits recognizing people for extraordinary environmental stewardship and change-making, raising funds for the Foundation’s mission to support hands-on environmental projects and environmental learning strategies through grant giving and programs.

Harvest for a Cure

Benefiting the National MS Society of Georgia, Atlanta's top chefs, pastry chefs and sommeliers donated time and talent for an evening of tasting and art at Mason Fine Art Gallery. Photography Sue G. Collins. NationalMSSociety.org

Covenant House Speaks

Local leaders in business and government Sleep Out for one night in solidarity for homeless youth. Despite the cold temperatures, supporters were armed with a cardboard box and a sleeping bag. CovenantHouseGa.org

Teal Trot

As part of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance hosted its annual “Teal Trot” 5K at Piedmont Park to honor local patients, survivors and supporters on September 10. The event drew its biggest crowd yet with an estimated 1,300 in attendance and 93 survivors participating. GAOvarianCancer.org

Sponsors Celebrated

The 7th Annual Historic Brookhaven Dines In Luncheon was held at Capital City Golf Club, celebrating sponsors including Beacham & Company Realtors |Skogstad-Sodemann Team and Media Sponsor, Buckhaven Lifestyle. The Dines In Series raised more than $80,000 for Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Polo in The Pines

The event raised $30,000+ for CURE with Murphy's, Morningside Kitchen, The St. Regis, Sun In My Belly, Canoe, JP Atlanta, Foundation Social Eatery, Lucky's Burgers & Brews, Tazaki's, Flatlands Bourbon and Bayou, The Warren, Front Page News, Twain's, Maya Steak House, Indigo Restaurant, West Egg, Dantana's. Photography Fredrik Brauer

Dancing for Pets

The GA Pet Coalition that promotes animal advocacy, hosted “Dancing for Dogs and All Our Furry Friends.” The auction was fabulous supporting the legislative cause.

Ducky Time

Special Olympics Georgia's 11th annual Duck Pluck at Post Chastain was a success! Thousands of rubber ducks filled Post Chastain's pool and five lucky ducks were plucked for prizes. All proceeds benefit SOGA's State Fall Games. A $5 duck feeds an athlete for a day. Visit AtlantaDuckPluck.com for more information.

MedShare

Atlanta-based humanitarian air organization MedShare welcomed guests to celebrate the sights and sounds from around the world at its inaugural Kaleidoscope Gala at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. MedShare honored NBA Hall-of-Famer and healthcare visionary Dikembe Mutombo for his humanitarian efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Sean O’Keefe Events

Sean O'Keefe Events launched its new event design, floral, and television studio at 2126 Faulkner Road. Food by Doraku, Capital Grille Atlanta, Sweet Cheats, diAmano Chocolate, Piece of Cake. Sean's new studio and workshop promises to be an incredible resource for corporate, social, and charity events. Complimentary consultations. SeanOkeefeEvents.com

Polo in the Pines

Founders, collaborators, friends and sponsors toasted to the success of the 2016 Polo in the Pines, planned for Oct 8-9. Sean O’Keefe Events along with co-chairs, Tina Fowler and Jennifer Bonner raised a glass at the Atlanta Polo Club. The event benefits CURE Childhood Cancer. Sponsorship opportunities available! PoloInThePines.com

Van Michael Goes Global

Van Michael Salon again welcomed more than 50 stylists, owners and entrepreneurs from Japan's hottest hair salons. Van Michael is a global powerhouse, teaching the newest techniques and sharing knowledge through these annual symposiums. The visitors pump thousands into the local economy, too! Photography by Scott Areman

Sarah Smith Travels

Sarah Smith Elementary in Buckhead celebrated its seventh International Travelers Program in May with a week-long classroom immersion in the culture, history and language of Mexico. Students enjoyed performances by a mariachi band, charro and Mexican folk dancers. The week concluded with a Peace Pole ceremony.

Hope Ball

The American Cancer Society hosted the Hope Ball at the Delta Flight Museum raising close to $600,000, with $130,000 for lung cancer research in honor of Hope Award recipient Jeff Wigbels. Guests enjoyed the All-Star Celebrity Band, Kendra Scott jewelry and fantastic auction items. Marcus Krause Photography

Steeplechase + Lifestyle

Atlanta Steeplechase welcomed Lifestyle Publications to the trackside party, with sponsors JR Revelry Distillery, Champion Security, Sub Zero, Aesthetic Specialty Centre and Atlanta Face and Body sponsoring, with Golsen Dentistry supporting 
the lively fundraiser for Bert's Big Adventure. Photos by Scott Areman

Atlanta Ballet Ball

The country’s oldest ballet company celebrated its 36th annual gala at The St. Regis Atlanta. More than 500 guests attended the sold out, black tie affair. Under Ball chair Barbara Joiner's leadership, this year's event raised $500,000+, one of the highest total in its history. Photography Ninh T. Chau

Atlanta Face and Body Event

Atlanta Face and Body Center welcomed guests at their SculpSure "Don't Love Your Love Handles" event. Low Country Catering provided snacks and MSA Entertainment provided tunes. Lifestyle Publications proudly attended.
 AtlantaFaceAndBody.com

Odyssey Brunch

More than 450 Atlantans attended the 7th annual Odyssey Brunch at the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead, raising more than $155,000 to allow students from disadvantaged communities to attend Odyssey's life-changing, academic summer 
enrichment program for free. Ben Rose Photography OdysseyAtlanta.org

Circus and Books

UGA football star Malcolm Mitchell authored a children’s book, “The Magician’s Hat” and Georgia's first lady, Mrs. Deal, 
read it to the third grade students at Peachtree Elementary School. There was a performance by the renowned 
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey crew, too.

Buckhead Coalition Annual Luncheon

Buckhead Coalition members, Buckhead public servants, Atlanta elected officials, CEOs and media gathered for the annual Buckhead Coalition luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Paulette Brown, president of the American Bar Association. 
Kimberly Evans KO Photography

Jim Ellis Porsche Parties

Founded in 1971, Jim Ellis Automotive Group celebrated its new Porsche Atlanta Perimeter store, a state-of-the-art, 44,000-square-foot facility. The new showroom boasts iPad stations, a golf simulator, café, a giant video wall, Customer 
Design Center, indoor delivery center and an 18-car showroom. PorscheAtlantaPerimeter.com

Gateway Center Celebrated

Guests gathered at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails to celebrate 10 years of changing the lives of those experiencing 
homelessness in Atlanta. Chef Todd Richards prepared signature Southern fare. Sweet Auburn String Band performed live music. All proceeds benefit the Gateway Center. Sowing Clover Photography

Seeing Red on 30A

Celebrating its silver anniversary, the SEASIDE® Seeing Red Wine Festival earns recognition as a “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festival” by Fodor’s Travel. As loyal attendees we agree, just a short drive from Atlanta, it is by far our favorite event year after year. Photography STM Photography

Wellness Forever

Wellness Within Your Walls is a locally-launched initiative to bring sustainability to the interior design and home building trades. Laura Turner Seydel and her husband Rutherford Seydel hosted a reception for the newly appointed British ambassador for the initiative, based in Buckhead. Jillian Pritchard Cooke co-hosted. WellnessWithinYourWalls.com

Local Publisher Celebrates

Photographer and Guggenheim Fellow, Debbie Fleming Caffery, from Lafayette, La., signed copies of Alphabet (Fall Line Press, Oct. 2015) at Jackson Fine Art. Fall Line Press, in Buckhead, specializes in high quality photo art books.
 Photography by Patricia Villafane

Art is Beautiful

Pryor Fine Art proudly presents new work from Dusty Griffith and Geoff Mitchell. Guests were able to meet the artists while viewing Dusty's encaustic masterpieces and Geoff's mixed media works which pull a viewer in and tell a story. PryorFineArt.com

Baker Lanier Celebrates

Baker Lanier Salon and Day Spa celebrated 10 years of making Buckhead's beauties more beautiful from their adorable Hardman Ct. salon. The party featured food from Gabe's of Villa Rica and live music. BakerLanier.com

Historic Brookhaven Candlelight Tour of Homes

A fashion show and luncheon, pool-side, at one of the gorgeous homes on the October tour benefitting Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, gave us the chance to celebrate the success of tour organizers and supporters. BuckHaven Lifestyle was the proud media sponsor. Fashions by Tootsie's. ARMHC.org

Dolce Italian Open at Buckhead Atlanta

More than 350 attendees donated $14,000 for JDRF, an organization dear to both Director of Operations David Abes and CEO/Founder John Meadow. The menu featured Italian cocktails and plates of fine cheese, charcuterie and a slow-roasted whole hog. Photography Ben Rose

Share Our Strength Give Me Five Dinner

The ninth annual event at the Piedmont Driving Club was a success with the help of hundreds of Atlantans, raising $80,000 to support the organization’s efforts to end childhood hunger in Atlanta and across America. Photography Thomas James Spravka.

Fashion and Fundraising

For 23 years, Atlanta's most beautiful and generous flank the runway at Jeffrey Fashion Cares, raising funds for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and Atlanta AIDS Fund, held this year at Phipps Plaza. Photography Ben Rose

Special Olympics Athletes Get Visit from Matthews

Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Jake Matthews participated in the Special Olympics #PlayUnified ProCamp, bringing together people with and without intellectual disabilities in athletic camps, creating a world of respect and inclusion where misunderstanding and exclusion disappear.

Bert and Bikes

Nearly 4,000 Atlantans raised $45,000 at the third annual Atlanta Moon Ride benefiting Bert’s Big Adventure, that takes children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families on an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World. Adam Davila Photography and Joseph Wong Photography

Lawyers for Good

Attorneys and friends gathered at Capital Grille Atlanta to announce and celebrate the launch of the fundraising campaign for Civil Lawyers Against World Sex Slavery's first event on September 24 at the Atlanta History Center. SeanOkeefeEvents.com for details.

Flux Night

Presented by Flux Projects, Up Right Atlanta was this spring’s groundbreaking performance from acclaimed artist Nick Cave including choreography from Atlanta’s T. Lang and more than 30 performers at Ponce City Market.
Photos by Raftermen Photography. FluxProjects.org.

Party for the Hoochie

The Nature Conservancy’s 21st annual "Hoochie" Event welcomed 420 Guests at Tophat Soccer Fields in Buckhead, raising more than $300,000. 

Zulu Love

Sarah Smith students were transported to South Africa, learning phrases a, raising $3,000 to protect the remaining 17,000 rhinos from extinction.   

Davios Celebrates BuckHaven

When BuckHaven turned 3 years old, Davios' Northern Italian Steakhouse in Phipps Plaza wanted to celebrate. Friends, advertisers and supporters gathered on the lovely covered patio to honor our community magazine.  Davios.com

O’Keefe Kicks Off for Youth Villages

The Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus is one of Georgia’s largest psychiatric residential treatment programs for seriously emotionally disturbed children and youth. Sponsors and supporters gathered at Capital Grille Atlanta to launch their fundraising season. Produced by Sean O’Keefe Events. YouthVillages.org

Children First

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted its inaugural UNICEF’s Evening for Children First at Atlanta’s Summerour Studio, honoring Rebecca and Sanjay Gupta with the 2015 Global Philanthropist Award. More than $600,000 was raised to support UNICEF’s life-saving work for children. Photography Getty Images