Hello, Readers.

I’m trying to hold onto summer, but all this talk of back-to-school is fading my freckles. I have one daughter starting college (Albion College, Michigan) and one son who is a sophomore in high school. I’m excited for them, but the school supplies are getting more expensive!

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

August 2015 Around Town

Matt and Katie Klump of East Wesley Rd were thrilled when they found out they were the winners of the $2,500 garage makeover from Overhead Door. Katie and Matt are new parents to twin boys and are currently in the middle of a renovation project on their garage so this could not come at a better time for them. Overhead…

Back to School!

Ashford Park Elementary School was established in 1955 and currently serves a diverse population of 575 students representing as many as 15 countries. Nestled in a charming Brookhaven community, Ashford Park has been recognized as a “Distinguished School” since 2005 and is the home of the first and only German Dual Immersion Program in the state. Ashford Park’s teachers are…

Street Lines: 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn

For those on the go, look no further. Whether it’s for a student heading off to college or an industrious millennial on the go, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn hatchback is a choice model to get them where they have to go quickly, safely and adventurously.

Next Step School Year: College Freshman

For years, as summer winds down our thoughts turn to our children’s new school year. In grade school we anxiously awaited emails with teacher and room assignments and compared notes on classes and school supply lists. In middle school we stood for hours outside of dressing rooms and debated whether to buy the next size up in the pricey, must-have…

Back to School Means Back to the Garden

Sarah Smith Elementary International Baccalaureate School in Buckhead and has many facets that categorize it as a “green” school. Natural light filters through the many large windows and equipment on the roof “super filters” the air before it enters the school, cooling or heating en route. Every afternoon, students from the “green team” roam the hallways with big green recycle…

Taste of Buckhead

Taste of Buckhead is sponsored by the Buckhead Business Association and runs from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on September 24. General admission tickets are $50 and VIP tickets are $75. As part of the event, attendees can taste dishes from some of Atlanta’s premier restaurants and sample more than 50 wines and beers.

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.

Kennesaw State Teacher Pens Metafiction Masterpiece

After her father’s death in Alaska, Aristotle “Aris” Thibodeau, her mother Diane, and her brother Max move to small town Kanuga, Georgia, where Diane performs the bare minimum as an English professor and throws herself into Simple Living (purging and organizing the whole house, much to the dismay of her children when they find their treasured possessions thrown away.)

Five Fabulous Women Create Networking, Chanel Style

Coco Chanel charismatically quipped “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” Taking a cue from her illustrious determination, five fabulous Buckhead women thought aloud and set out to network themselves -- and their businesses -- into success, with style.

Safro’s is What’s For Dinner

It’s another scorching day and I’ve been in and out of the sweltering heat shuttling kids from school to sports to scouts. My blouse is stuck to my back, not to mention, who has time for an early evening grocery store run? The kids are hungry for dinner NOW. I’m out of gas (literally and figuratively) which is exactly why…