May 2015 Editor’s Letter

 Hello, BuckHaven.  We are still reeling from last month when we celebrated three years publishing Buckhaven Lifestyle magazine. What a fabulous ride! We’ve met so many generous and entrepreneurial people along the way, growing and evolving as we go.   That’s what travel is about, right? 

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

May 2015 Around Town

Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn, defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and center Joe Hawley recently visited Northside Hospital to present the hospital’s Foundation with a $30,000 donation on behalf of the football team. The money will go to support cancer patients at Northside and to expand the programs and services available to help them beat their diagnosis.

Coastal North Carolina Comes Calling

When planning for your next beach getaway, give neighboring Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, N.C., some of your time out by the water. Just about a half-day’s drive from Atlanta takes you close to breathtaking sunsets and sandy beaches that your family will love indulging in. Fishing piers, a historic downtown, trendy restaurants… all just a stone’s throw away so you…

A Family That Travels Together

My husband and I had the wanderlust before we met.  He had lived and studied in Zurich, Switzerland, after college; I had lived and studied in Venice, Italy, during college. We each took the opportunity while in Europe to travel the Old World. He learned German, I learned Italian, and we traveled, getting around the continent bilingually, with scraps of French or…

India: A Beautiful Contrast

To understand my experience in India, you have to go back 37 years. I’m of Indian decent and was rescued from certain death, adopted out of an orphanage when I was a baby. After living a privileged life (because if you get to grow up in the U.S. you are privileged), I decided it was time to go back to…

Rustic Neighborhood Bistro – F&B Atlanta

The bustle gets a little louder as you walk closer to the entrance of the restaurant at the corner of Peachtree and Peachtree-Dunwoody Roads. A welcoming hostess not only seats your party but also validates your parking and offers a coat check – extra points for that additional attention to hospitality. The bartenders wave and smile as you are shown…

Enjoi Makes Travel, and Life, Easier

Who doesn’t need a personal assistant? We could all use some help taking care of the house, shopping, planning celebrations and vacations, and booking in pamper time.  It might even take two assistants to make it all happen. Consider the able entrepreneurs at Enjoi Concierge Group, a Buckhead company owned by two women who will handle it all. Joi Jackson’s…

Park City Two Ways

We drove along Interstate 80 en route from Salk Lake City to the slopes and remained uneasily silent while the four of us--two adults, two teenage boys--stared out the car windows to bare brown, scrubby mountains. The rumors were true. There was no snow.   We had flown from Atlanta in early March and arrived in Utah to find temperatures remarkably…

Street Lines: The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 Sedan

Straight to the point, the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 is a gorgeous piece of art. Set off with the automaker’s signature designo® Cardinal Red, this coupe’s Diamond Radiator Grille, 19-inch twin five-spoke wheels, power folding mirrors, Multi-beam LED headlamps with active curve illumination (they automatically adjust at turns), and sleek body frame further solidify its refined classification as luxurious. Interior…

Take a Picture

We asked a few of our favorite Lifestyle Publications photographers to share their more poignant images from recent travels outside our perimeter.Dennis Malcolm Byron (writer and photographer for our Driver's Notebook series and other fine stories) has had the pleasure of traveling twice to Thailand. "This country is truly majestic. From the delectable cuisine to its rich history, jaw-dropping natural beauty and…

Buckhead Tech Entrepreneur Streamlines Shipping With Neighborly App

Fifteeen-year Buckhead resident Marc Gorlin is a true community man and a tech entrepreneur with a knack for challenging giant industries -- and the status quo -- by thinking about things a little differently. Marc is one of the proud natives left in Atlanta and has started multiple business locally, including his latest venture. He believes Atlanta is a great…

Lifelong Friendship Inspires Great Strides for a CF Cure

Brookhaven residents Emily Choate Bridges and Leann Rittenbaum have been best friends since before they can remember. The girls and their families first met in 1987 when a budding friendship between toddlers began in preschool.  After Leann experienced a year of chronic colds and weight loss, her pediatrician, suspecting cystic fibrosis, recommended a diagnostic sweat test at Scottish Rite hospital.…