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Attending a cooking school recently at The Swag resort in the Great Smoky Mountains of Waynesville, NC, I learned NOT to flip a crepe, season from high above the pan and to hold a sharp knife on the blade between my pointer finger and thumb. Chef Bledsoe taught our small and enthusiastic class how to score and sear a duck…

Jim Ellis Porsche Parties

Founded in 1971, Jim Ellis Automotive Group celebrated its new Porsche Atlanta Perimeter store, a state-of-the-art, 44,000-square-foot facility. The new showroom boasts iPad stations, a golf simulator, café, a giant video wall, Customer 
Design Center, indoor delivery center and an 18-car showroom. PorscheAtlantaPerimeter.com

Around Town

Fitness model turned entrepreneur, Katherine Mason, is taking Atlanta’s fitness arena by storm with the opening of her first state-of-the-art fitness studio and luxury active wear boutique, SculptHouse. Open in Buckhead, SculptHouse is the only studio in the world to combine unique fitness programing based on the Lagree Fitness Method and human-powered machinery. Along with the beautifully designed space and…

Al Fresco, With Love

Valentine’s Day – the most romantic day of the year. According to a CNN poll, an average of $130.97 is spent per person on this national day of love. More than 50 percent of people buy red roses, the traditional Valentine’s flower. Around $1.6 billion is spent on candy, $1.9 billion on flowers, and a staggering $4.4 billion is spent…

Cooking With Love

Besides the Meadowcreek High School students who are already scheduled to report to her classes throughout the day, it is a regular occurrence for alumni, aspiring chefs, industry professionals and faculty to pay Culinary Arts Instructor Chef Simone Byron a visit. Their reasons for stopping by range from simply saying hello, to getting a dose of Chef Simone’s humorous, yet…

Have you smiled today?

Did you know that February is National Children's Dental Health Month? For the occasion, our local limelight shines on Dr. Howard of A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta, where kids always seem to be smiling and can't wait for their next check-up. While in dental school at Howard University, Dr. Jaha Howard had an epiphany. “After completing a rotation in pediatric…

A Lesson in Teppanyaki

When Katana opened in Buckhead, they broke the mold for hibachi restaurants. Guests watch chefs prepare artful Japanese dishes on an open grill, executed to perfection. Katana was inspired by Japanese steakhouses, however that is where the similarities between the two end. Katana deviates from the standard image of a hibachi-style grill. Fresh Maine lobster, Icelandic lamb, and organic free-range…

Gateway Center Celebrated

Guests gathered at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails to celebrate 10 years of changing the lives of those experiencing 
homelessness in Atlanta. Chef Todd Richards prepared signature Southern fare. Sweet Auburn String Band performed live music. All proceeds benefit the Gateway Center. Sowing Clover Photography

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee

Pulling up the long welcoming driveway to the The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee after a short but taxing drive east from Atlanta, I checked my watch (for the last time, I promised myself) and bolted across the courtyard to the spa. The warm staff showed me to my locker and I changed into the thick robe and spa sandals, sinking…

Good Food For All

Saturday mornings are a special time for the Tirrill family of Buckhead. John, Greer and their daughter Mary Holmes attend the local Peachtree Road Farmers Market every weekend in search of local, organically-sourced food. “We had quit buying tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, melons, lettuce, and a host of other foods at the grocery chains because none of it tasted the way…

Seeing Red on 30A

Celebrating its silver anniversary, the SEASIDE® Seeing Red Wine Festival earns recognition as a “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festival” by Fodor’s Travel. As loyal attendees we agree, just a short drive from Atlanta, it is by far our favorite event year after year. Photography STM Photography

Table for Two

Sean OKeefe Events designed each table with love. Visit the dream team's new location at 2126 Faulkner Rd and tune into Atlanta Bon Vivant on Atlanta and Company every Tuesday for more of Sean's tips on living well. SeanOkeefeEvents.com​