Birds on a Wire

One of my dear friends is a painter who sees the world through her amazing artist eyes. When she was the newbie in our neighborhood, her heart was sensitive to how to integrate her family into the community. Driving one day she noticed how birds perched on a telephone wire seemed to choose when to gather, and who to pause…

Hello, BuckHaven.

In sixth grade, I came home one day to find blue shag carpet newly installed in my bedroom. Down the hall, my little sister was rolling around on her new multi-shade pink shag flooring. Ah, that smell. We were rich, I thought! Mom added a blue patchwork quilt (procured from a fund raising auction at the preschool where she taught),…

November 2015 Around Town

Get your sneakers on and your appetite ready -- there’s a new tour in Atlanta’s first suburb, Historic Inman Park: Food Tours Atlanta. Take a leisurely stroll around the picturesque, tree-lined streets, all while supporting Inman Park's locally owned restaurants. IP resident and tour operator Cristy Lenz will guide you through the area's storied history, architecture and culture, leaving you…

State of Real Estate

Rocking chair front porch welcomes you home! Cul-de-sac location across from grassy, common area. Gracious, informal open floor plan with large rooms and 10-foot ceilings on main and 9-foot ceilings upstairs. Fantastic for family living and entertaining. Walk-out flat back yard off main level is extremely private and completely fenced. Updated kitchen with a walk in pantry is completely open…

Sweet Gemma Simplifies the Fine Art of Decorating A Nursery

Today’s modern couple has curated the perfect home. Here in Buckhead and Brookhaven homes, you’ll find impeccable design: the chairs might be Brunschwig & Fils, the rug hand-picked from Moattar, and oh--that heavenly sideboard--it has to be a Baker original. Homes today are far from ho-hum, which is exactly why Lindsey Viscomi was stumped in 2013 when she went to…

Warm Welcome

For many, the familiar feeling of holiday preparation may bring on a flurry of emotions. Just ask any veteran holiday host; getting your space holiday-ready can be as mutually gratifying as it is daunting. Between transport-logistics for out-of-town guests and meal planning, finding time to review the quality, comfort and accessibility of your guests’ quarters before their arrival is often…

Second-hand Never Looked So Good

Do you ever wonder where beautiful furniture goes when it’s outlived its welcome? It’s probably at Swoox Curated Consignment in Buckhead, where gently used designer furniture comes to find a second life, and for buyers it’s a high-end treasure hunt where the merchandise changes almost daily.

A Magical Estate

While Cathy collects and publishes, her passion is really about raising funds and awareness of needs close to her heart. She was a nurse and was inspired by her late friend Tommy Lasorda Jr. to start a trust in his memory. A portion of the proceeds of her books go to Canine Companions. Canine Companions for Independence provides highly trained…

Airstream

Sure, there are minivans, crossovers and SUVs that provide ample transportation, but with some excursions, getting there should be just as fun... and luxurious and comfortable. From the hassle of finding and paying for a place to stay that suits your lifestyle, to simply missing the aesthetics a home provides, sometimes hotels just won't do. Well thanks to the adventurous…

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