Luxe Pools

Growing up, we belonged to a family swim club a few miles down a country road from our suburban Michigan home. To get there, I’d have to wait for my dad to get home from work (he swam slow and methodical laps during adult swim) or do more than my required list of chores to earn my mom’s attention for…

Van Michael Goes Global

Van Michael Salon again welcomed more than 50 stylists, owners and entrepreneurs from Japan's hottest hair salons. Van Michael is a global powerhouse, teaching the newest techniques and sharing knowledge through these annual symposiums. The visitors pump thousands into the local economy, too! Photography by Scott Areman

Hello, BuckHaven.

Do you remember that cover from our July 2012 issue? It's one of my favorites. I remember grabbing some tiny flags from my holiday stash before dashing out the door to the shoot where Chef David Berry (then at Horseradish Grill in Buckhead, now making magic in the kitchen at MadLife Grill in Woodstock) was showing us around his kitchen.…

Sarah Smith Travels

Sarah Smith Elementary in Buckhead celebrated its seventh International Travelers Program in May with a week-long classroom immersion in the culture, history and language of Mexico. Students enjoyed performances by a mariachi band, charro and Mexican folk dancers. The week concluded with a Peace Pole ceremony.

Around Town

The Brookhaven Bucks have returned to the diamond for a new season in the Sunbelt League. Head Coach Corey Patterson, who played Major League Baseball for 12 seasons, returns for his second season. Patterson is looking to improve upon last season’s Sunbelt East Division 3rd place finish. The Brookhaven Bucks are members of the Sunbelt League, a summer collegiate wooden-bat…

Three Trails, Three Ways

Buckhead’s location on the outskirts of the city is flush with forests and trails, making it a prime location for outdoor recreation. Between its many parks and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, outdoor lovers can find plenty of options for hiking, biking and running trails. These are three of my favorites. Print a trail map from the National Park…

Polo, BuckHaven Style

The founder of the Union Hill Polo Club had never been on a horse when he began playing polo. Dr. Eric Steenlage grew up on a farm in Wisconsin where his family raised Black Angus cattle, but he had no experience around horses. After graduating college and med school, he moved to Atlanta and attended his first polo match at…

Brookhaven’s Champion

Ruth Skogstad is Brookhaven’s number one fan. She and her husband John have lived in Historic Brookhaven for 22 years. Their dog, Diego, is a well-known celebrity in their neighborhood, where Ruth walks with him regularly. She joins the cheery band of walkers, runners and bikers around Capital City Golf Course. “I’m delighted to see everyone out, kids looking for…

Sweeter Summer Slumber

For many people, making the bed is a chore. And if we’re being honest, it’s at the bottom of the chore food chain, reserved for the last 5 minutes before flying out the door. For others, making the bed is a reoccurring line item on a New Year’s resolution checklist that quickly catches dust. And, on a sunny summer morning…

Hope Ball

The American Cancer Society hosted the Hope Ball at the Delta Flight Museum raising close to $600,000, with $130,000 for lung cancer research in honor of Hope Award recipient Jeff Wigbels. Guests enjoyed the All-Star Celebrity Band, Kendra Scott jewelry and fantastic auction items. Marcus Krause Photography

My Second Lifer Staycation

Heading out in Atlanta, for me, has become a true adventure. As a “Second Lifer,” newly single with older kids, I am finally getting the chance to experience the city on my terms. It is only in the past few years that I have ventured outside my own Sandy Springs community, where I have encountered history, culture and philanthropy. This…