The 2016 KIA Optima SX LTD Ushers in 2016 in Style

2015 was a great year in the automotive industry with the debut of new models, high-tech gadgetry, and more engine power, while answering the challenges of gas conservation and the demands for all-electric. KIA’s 2016 Optima SX LTD successfully proves that there still can be room for improvement on last year’s already sound four-door sedan with enhancements to the body…

Wellness Forever

Wellness Within Your Walls is a locally-launched initiative to bring sustainability to the interior design and home building trades. Laura Turner Seydel and her husband Rutherford Seydel hosted a reception for the newly appointed British ambassador for the initiative, based in Buckhead. Jillian Pritchard Cooke co-hosted. WellnessWithinYourWalls.com

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…

Around Town

Stein Mart, the retail chain offering current fashions and branded merchandise at savings below department store prices, opened its ninth Atlanta location in Brookhaven. The 28,000-square-foot store celebrated the opening by offering customers the chance to win gift cards ranging from $50 - $500 as well as a Callaway golf bag. Brookhaven Mayor Rebecca Williams was in attendance and took…

Creativity and Collaboration

For more than five years, Mary-Cathryn Kolb kept a journal of good ideas, inspired inventions and business concepts. Two years ago, she called a friend she formerly worked with at Spanx, Tosha Hays, and asked to meet for coffee. They bonded while brainstorming on a design for a bra for breast cancer patients. Then, Kolb shared the pages of that…

Getting Nutty

In recent years, the health food trend has reached a new level. Everyone wants products made locally, from natural ingredients, with easily identifiable contents. Jaime Foster of Brookhaven, creator and owner of Georgia Grinders Premium Nut Butters, has carved herself a niche in this ever-increasing circle of healthy, natural food. What began as almond butter made from a family recipe…

Join the Great Purge & Clean of 2016!

Happy New Year! Now that you’ve got your fitness and wellness goals firmly in place, it’s time to look closely at the space around you and ask yourself, “Are things looking a little cluttered?” or “Are my closets bursting at the seams?” Why not set a goal to de-clutter and, more importantly, to simplify this year?

Local Publisher Celebrates

Photographer and Guggenheim Fellow, Debbie Fleming Caffery, from Lafayette, La., signed copies of Alphabet (Fall Line Press, Oct. 2015) at Jackson Fine Art. Fall Line Press, in Buckhead, specializes in high quality photo art books.
 Photography by Patricia Villafane

Art is Beautiful

Pryor Fine Art proudly presents new work from Dusty Griffith and Geoff Mitchell. Guests were able to meet the artists while viewing Dusty's encaustic masterpieces and Geoff's mixed media works which pull a viewer in and tell a story. PryorFineArt.com

Los Amigos Tortillas

Consider the tortilla chip. After all, most of us don’t — we just assume they’ll arrive on our table, basket after basket. The ubiquity of the tortilla almost makes it invisible, and most think of the filling of burritos, enchiladas, gorditas and the like as the star. But whether flour or corn, that tortilla’s got to come from somewhere. That…