Hey Sporty Spice!

BuckHaven Lifestyle is proud to be a sponsor again for Polo in the Pines, a two-day festival honoring cancer survivors among us and raising funds for much-needed research while celebrating the great sport of polo here in the green Atlanta fields. When our lifestyle guru Sean O'Keefe came to us three years ago and suggested we collaborate with the PIP…

Hello Friends,

When big-time Atlanta fashion journalist and entrepreneur Tova Gelfond (Eide Magazine) paused for a minute to become a mother, we coyly asked if she'd be willing to join our fashion issue as a guest editor. Between moving house (she moved from Sandy Springs to Grant Park recently) and welcoming the precious Ayla, Tova explored a fall fashion outlook for us.…

Happy August BuckHaven,

What was your summer job as a teen? I bet you remember those paydays and the purchases, big (college tuition) and small (that sweater) you paid for with your hard-earned bucks. I was a lifeguard and taught swim lessons every summer, staying at the club after closing hours for...more swimming. We salute all the hard-working teens who are back to…

Happy Summer Friends

I hope this finds you sipping sweet tea in the shade somewhere that makes you feel like a kid again. Isn’t that what summer is all about? Feeling unencumbered and inspired? I thought I’d keep it simple this month and share this recipe from a cookbook I helped edit in the 1990’s when we lived in Hong Kong. It’s a…

Hello BuckHaven,

Last month, we celebrated my beautiful niece’s engagement in Asheville with family and her incoming in-laws. My husband and his brother (the father of the bride) were shushed a few times by other members of the family who could see the trajectory of the night. They were two wound up New Jersey bulls in a china shop. Luckily my niece…

Hello, BuckHaven

At the turn of the last century, Americans started to warm to the idea of taking a vacation. While their work ethics were stronger than ever, Americans needed structure to their holidays, purpose to their play. In 1874, American Methodists founded Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly in New York. The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association in Oak Bluffs was the…

Happy Fifth Anniversary to Us!

We are thrilled to present our first ever "Best Of" issue, teeming with 50 fabulous businesses that you have chosen as your favorites. We were bowled over to see the tally, more than 8,000 of you chiming in to vote for the shops and services that you visit most often. More than 4,000 people visited our website in January for…

Happy March

My sweet mom used to remind us, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Growing up in Michigan, we hoped and prayed that was true. By March, we’d had it with shoveling, muddy icicles mucking up wheel wells, freezing grey days and the lack of sunshine. Here in BuckHaven, March will mostly come in like…

Hello BHL!

My dad was a small business owner and entrepreneur, working with the Detroit automotive industry for nearly 50 years. His plant did vacuum metalizing and injection molding for the Big Three, cranking out tens of thousands shiny silver Chrysler logos for sedan dashboards, long plastic swooshes for exterior trim on Ford station wagons and occasionally working with a pal to…

Happy New Year!

I admit it. I got emotionally involved with one of the stories in this month’s Health & Fitness issue. I got too close. I was a nervous mess before the photo shoot, with butterflies doing a number, my head swimming. Athletes. Dedication, finesse, strength, success.

Happy Holidays

We had a blast shooting this month's feature, "Givers," beautiful portraits by Fredrik Brauer of four people from the community who make giving a priority. Our Givers arrived at the lovely Westin Atlanta Perimeter North (Concourse Parkway) and were greeted by the friendly staff who swept us all off our feet, up to the 2-story suite overlooking the little lake…

Hello Friends

I love the cooler weather, don’t you? Last month, we spent a lot of time outside, at Polo in the Pines (raising tens of thousands for CURE Childhood Cancer) and celebrating, at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities Hearts and Hands Gala. I enjoyed meeting so many of you at these events and look forward to more new friendships in…

See, sniff, 
swirl and sip.

That’s what you think sommeliers might say. They do, but that’s not all. When I met the impressive group of experts for this month's cover shoot, it was non-stop laughs. These aficionados are affable, approachable and absolutely affectionate.

Hello BuckHaven

Whether or not you’re a Falcons fan, you have to admit to being just the teensiest bit excited to see the new stadium taking shape downtown. The $1.5 billion, 2 million square foot behemoth boasts grandiose stats that make even a Saints fan swoon:

Hello Buckhead 
and Brookhaven,

Starting school in August cheats summer. Growing up in the Midwest, we started back after Labor Day, which signaled the end of fun and the beginning of something less fun.

Hello, BuckHaven.

Do you remember that cover from our July 2012 issue? It's one of my favorites. I remember grabbing some tiny flags from my holiday stash before dashing out the door to the shoot where Chef David Berry (then at Horseradish Grill in Buckhead, now making magic in the kitchen at MadLife Grill in Woodstock) was showing us around his kitchen.…

Hello, BuckHaven

The perks of this job are numerous. Last month, I travelled to Jacksonville, FL with a pack of regional and national journalists and we surfed, golfed, paddled, kayaked, made candy, toured a century-old underground bank vault, and sipped and savored the flavors of a city building itself up around a fine riverfront and nearby welcoming coastline. The enthusiasm and energy…

Where are you going?

I stopped in at LK Bennett at Phipps Plaza to find a dress for the American Cancer Society Hope Ball (April 30) and asked stylist Betsy Gordon to recommend some fun shoes and bags for my next trip. "Wear comfortable shoes that will go from day to night, and don't rule out heels!" she said. We liked the Litya Leather…

It’s Spring!

Happy Fourth Anniversary to us! This is our 48th issue of BuckHaven Lifestyle magazine and we are thankful for your readership every month. We have a busy month, and know you do, too. The warmer weather means we will be cycling, running, paddling, skating, hiking and walking more outdoors along our favorite rivers and routes. Need fuel? Our friends at…

Hello, Culture Vultures!

Sound familiar? What was your first album? I had four much older brothers, teenage rebels in the late 60s and 70s. We had crates and crates full of records in our rec room. The turntable was off-limits to the little sisters, but when the boys went away to college or to find themselves, we girls commandeered that rec room and…

Hello, BuckHaven.

Attending a cooking school recently at The Swag resort in the Great Smoky Mountains of Waynesville, NC, I learned NOT to flip a crepe, season from high above the pan and to hold a sharp knife on the blade between my pointer finger and thumb. Chef Bledsoe taught our small and enthusiastic class how to score and sear a duck…

Happy New Year BuckHaven

I’m not going to hammer you with New Year’s resolution guilt in this letter, or urge you to forgive and forget. I’m sure you’re getting that at every turn. Personally, I set my goals every summer when I head to the lake and review and reset with my friends while sailing and gazing out into the clear deep water. (Uh…