OM at Home

 Upward Salute (Inhale)  Begin standing with feet hip-width distance apart and arms turned outward so palms face away from your torso. Inhale as you sweep your arms out and up toward the ceiling. Extend your elbows and reach up through your pinky fingers. Tip your head back slightly to gaze at your thumbs.  Forward Fold (Exhale)

Hello friends,

Living here in Georgia, our summer continues right into August (and really, into September). Aren’t we lucky?  I know the heat can be a bit overwhelming, but now with the kids back in school, parents can find their own summer groove.  It’s a great time to find your favorite spa, yoga class, coffee spot or … Continued

2019 Driskell Prize Dinner

On April 26, 2019, the High Museum of Art hosted the Driskell Prize Dinner honoring Driskell Prize recipient Dr. Huey Copeland. 

August 2019 Around Town

Jr. League: “Stand Up” “Take this as a charge to stand up.” Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-6) addresses The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.  annual Leadership Retreat on Saturday, June 8 where more than 100 civic-minded women gathered at Buckhead’s Atlanta Speech School to kick off the organization’s 103rd year of service to the Atlanta community. … Continued

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…

Polo in the Pines Partners with Ellis Audi

 Audi Marietta opened with a celebration featuring elegant food by Bold Catering, handcrafted cocktails, and music by The Main Attraction Band. The Jim Ellis Automotive Family provided a warm welcome, setting the bar high for an exceptional customer experience.  

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.

Meet Elaine Sterling

Originally from South Africa, Elaine Sterling is an internationally renowned and award-winning esthetician and educator. She has brought to life her vision of a workforce of well-trained spa therapists through her instruction and foundation of the Elaine Sterling Institute, while also developing her effective and beloved skincare line, Elaine Sterling Skincare. Elaine has upheld the highest industry standards by achieving…

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.

Summer Feast (for the eyes)

 Davio's has long been a friend of BuckHaven Lifestyle Magazine. The Phipps Plaza restaurant hosted our launch party more than seven years ago and has since hosted networking events for our advertisers and friends. The food is consistently fresh and delicious and the service is refined and welcoming. When we asked Davio's to join us in supporting Polo in the Pines…

Hello friends,

When we returned to the USA after living abroad for 13 years, we attended a parade in Salem, Massachusetts near our new home. Pushing a stroller, pregnant with our second, we joined the crowd, still feeling like foreigners in our own country. We had to get used to huge American grocery stores teeming with fresh … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Time to Thank The River The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) released a report documenting its ten most significant accomplishments of the past 25 years. The report demonstrates the organization’s positive impact on the health of the river, which provides drinking water for more than five million people, and on the habitat for countless fish and wildlife. … Continued

2019 Landmark Luncheon

On Thursday, April 25, the Piedmont Park Conservancy celebrated their 30th anniversary derby style at their annual Landmark Luncheon. With more than 735 people in attendance, the Piedmont Park Conservancy was able to raise more than $376,000 for Piedmont Park.

Mansions, Gardens & Ghosts

History came alive during Mansions, Gardens & Ghosts, a history-themed bus tour sponsored by Buckhead Heritage Society. Guests heard little known facts about Buckhead from notable historical figures like Hardy Pace and E. Rivers, who were dressed in period costume. Participants also competed in a Buckhead Secret History Competition.

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 Woof-Top Party at Whiskey Blue

On Sunday, May 19, Atlantans and their furry friends visited Whiskey Blue for their Woof-Top Party! The party featured a pop-up dog park filled with toys for the pups, a Don Julio margarita bar along with plenty of local vendors! A portion of the proceeds from the event benefitted FurKids.

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…

Buckhead Mom Launches “Autter” The First Rideshare for Teens in Atlanta  

A Buckhead mom has reinvented the traditional carpool system in Atlanta. Autter, the first dependable, safe, personalized transportation rideshare to the metro area’s 1 million teens, has launched in Atlanta.  While there are other rideshares nationwide for kids, Autter is the first transportation company to serve the teen population, important because more than 60 percent of the nation’s 29 million teenagers…

Hello BuckHaven

This page should be blank. This issue was perilously close to being unpublished, each story unfinished and photos just dangling up in the cloud. I’ve been distracted, detained and otherwise engaged most of the month, my work way down at the bottom of the list of priorities. Sorry, but it’s true. You see, I became … Continued

The Well Read Gentleman

 Novels  Non-fiction  Celebrity Memoirs

June 2019 Around Town

Just for Men Delivering the ultimate relaxed grooming experience for men, the Boardroom Salon for Men provides exceptional haircuts, shave services for men of all hair types, accompanied with complimentary beverages.  The Benchmark Haircut is the salon’s signature service, which includes: a tailored cut, rejuvenating paraffin hand dip, energizing shampoo and conditioning, scalp and hand massage, … Continued

Change Makers Breakfast

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy hosted its 14th annual Change Makers Breakfast on April 18, featuring Emory University student and sex trafficking survivor Rachel Thomas. During the event, Dalia Racine was awarded the 2019 Child Advocate of the Year for her contributions to end sex trafficking.

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. 

Buckhaven Mothers Live Authentically to Make A Global Impact 

One of the hardest decisions mothers make today is whether to stay at home with their children or to pursue careers outside the home. Sometimes you can have both, and three Buckhead women are proof that you can create a professional legacy for the next generation while simultaneously serving as a living role model for your own daughters.

Because COS

What are the cool kids wearing? Just ask COS associates, Cameron Clark and  Kimberly Coulton.  COS opened its first store on Regent Street in London in 2007. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta welcomed COS to the neighborhood in February 2016. COS offers a high quality, timeless, understated look that lasts for more than one season in your wardrobe. It's one of our…

Smart Cars

Here are three 2019 automobiles that we chose for this women's issue for their handling, special features, pricing, and simply because the driver sits higher up for better visibility.

Hello BuckHaven. My mom Emily kept a pink Avon lipstick, clear plastic rain hat, white comb, A&P coupons and a few clean tissues in her purse at all times. She wore an apron on Sundays when she made dinner, still dressed for church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school.  She served … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Collage Society Show By hosting an established group of collage artists, Gallery 4945 is highlighting the variety of styles and techniques that their artwork represents. Collage as an element of fine art was first introduced by Picasso and Braque over 100 years ago. Today it is valued for its immediacy, expressiveness, and tactility.  Collage is … Continued

BuckHaven Salutes Songster

Singer and actress Deb Bowman graced our February cover so we threw a party at the fabulous Atlas Buckhead, where a beautiful new covered glass garden bar will open soon. Advertisers and friends joined to toast to Deb and to the team at Atlas where she sings every Wednesday. AtlasRestaurant.com

Carter’s Preemie Dream Team Event

Carter’s hosted the Preemie Dream Team, an exclusive group of parents, caretakers and supporters of premature babies, at its Buckhead headquarters to gather insights on preemie needs. NICU nurses from Northside Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, local March of Dimes representatives and families with preemies were in attendance.

Shepherd’s Men Fundraiser Celebration

The Shepherd’s Men – a group of volunteers from the Shepherd Center – recently hosted a fundraiser celebration with country music star Charlie Daniels to raise awareness for the SHARE Military Initiative, a locally operated veteran mental/physical rehabilitation program responsible for saving hundreds of American lives. www.shepherd.org/share.

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.

Aillea: Where Clean Comes Naturally

 Aillea     Opened Sept 2017

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.

Orchard at Brookhaven Visions for a Dementia Friendly Georgia

A dementia-friendly community is a city or county where more people understand dementia and there is less fear or avoidance of it.  They are communities who choose to see dementia as a disability that changes over time and take action to ensure care partners and people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias can continue to engage in their local community…

The Eyes Have It

For most of us, the eyes are the most cherished of our senses. Yet we potentially expose them to danger simply by going outside. Over time, the sun’s rays can seriously damage the eyes and surrounding skin since UV damage is cumulative over your lifetime.  This exposure can sometimes lead to vision loss and conditions from cataracts and macular degeneration…

Happy Lucky Seven, BuckHaven,

I hate paper towels. I buy two rolls each year, just before Thanksgiving. With more meals being prepared by more hands in the kitchen, I bow down to the handiness of these earth crushing rectangles of convenient absorbency. The two rolls last until February or so. Then, it’s back to using dish clothes, towels and … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

18th Annual Pink Affair TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation will host the 18th Annual Pink Affair, the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser, 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. For the second consecutive year, the event will take place at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, 3300 Peachtree Road. The evening will include a sit-down dinner, silent and live … Continued

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…

Eating Out

Goodbye, fur blankets and fondue—and hello surf boards and ceviche! ‘Tis the season for Yebo to shed its layers of Ski Haus décor and a menu filled with cold weather favorites to become Buckhead’s go-to Beach Haus.  

Home Is Where The Harmony Is

I sat down and drew it all out one night. I’ve moved cities/apartments/houses every six months or so for the past five years. Some people may think this would be disorienting, making it harder to find a footing in a community. But to me, I’ve found that the nomadic lifestyle is one I appreciate more. Moving around has forced me to…