Happy Summer Friends

I hope this finds you sipping sweet tea in the shade somewhere that makes you feel like a kid again. Isn’t that what summer is all about? Feeling unencumbered and inspired? I thought I’d keep it simple this month and share this recipe from a cookbook I helped edit in the 1990’s when we lived in Hong Kong. It’s a…

Salle Opticians Anniversary for CURE

The Grand Re-Opening and 30th Anniversary party of Salle Opticians at Phipps Plaza was a home run. Co-hosted by former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine and his wife, Chris, Wendy Salle and personal stylist Robanne Schulman, the shopping event raised $3,000 for CURE Childhood Cancer.

Welcome, No2 Opus Place

On the future site of No2 Opus Place, a celebration for the opening of the Sales Gallery was a grand event. Guests gathered under a beautiful tent, enjoyed fabulous food and wine, and were treated to a performance by Jennifer Holiday. OpusPlaceAtlanta.com

July 2017 Around Town

Covenant House Georgia received a big surprise recently at the official naming ceremony of its 8,536-square-foot gymnasium, named The Loudermilk Family Gymnasium. In addition to the $250,000 donated by R. Charles “Charlie” Loudermilk, Sr., for the gym on behalf of his family foundation, the senior Charles Loudermilk donated an additional $500,000 to the Covenant House. In his speech to the…

Sweet Support

The Capital Grille Buckhead is proud to sponsor Polo in the Pines, benefiting the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Polo in the Pines President Tina Fowler introduced The Capital Grille’s Sales and Market Manager Johanna Lozano to the charity during one of her visits to the restaurant. Over time, Tina and Johanna’s ongoing conversations around the work Polo in the Pines…

Night Visions at Work in Buckhead

Among those who benefit from the Center for the Visually Impaired's (CVI) programming is Buckhead resident Will Branch. In 2015, the 28-year-old was starting his master’s degree at Boston College’s Wallace E. Carroll School of Management. Three weeks into classes, he was brutally assaulted on his walk home and beaten within an inch of his life.

Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park Fare Hits a Home Run

Having a ticket stub to prove you were one of the first to attend the all-new Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park certainly provides invaluable sports memorabilia, but leaving with a content stomach could be just as unforgettable. To complement the experience of witnessing home runs, singing “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” in the seventh inning, hoping to catch a fly…

Best Summer Reads

After you’ve packed the cooler and the sunscreen, you’re probably looking for a great summer read to add to your beach bag. Whether you want lighthearted humor, heart racing thrills, or Old Hollywood glamour, we’ve got the perfect book for you. Here are six new releases that everyone will be talking about this season.

Stick it to ‘em!

Even more sexy and powerful. Mazda’s Miata has a cult following and for good reason. Their attractive two-seaters are not only reliable, but attractive, inexpensive and simply a joy to drive. The latest edition—the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF—is loaded with options, rests on 17-inch alloy wheels, and gets 155 horses darting out of its SKYACTIV, 2.0-Liter, 4-cylinder engine. Graciously, all…

Sophomore’s Summer Playlist

I made this playlist two days after completing my second year at college. Sitting in the passenger seat on the way home, I added more than 70 songs to a playlist as the 1996 Chevy Suburban, that would later break down in Indianapolis, schlepped along the weathered Midwestern freeway. With each song I placed, I remembered the moment that was…

Their Favorite Neighborhood

As Atlanta natives, Ruth Skogstad and Kristen Sodemann agree that Historic Brookhaven is their favorite neighborhood. They both have lived in the tree-lined neighborhood and boast it is a community where people are friendly and inclusive. This beautiful neighborhood is on the National Historic Register of homes as the first residential neighborhood in Georgia built around a golf course. The…

Readers Always Come in First

When Van Council of Van Michael Salon and our publisher Jim Newman sat down last year to brainstorm on how to engage you, our readers, they wanted to dream up something special. They called on Buckhead’s most beautiful hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta and the fabulous Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse to collaborate on an exciting project, an unforgettable BuckHaven experience…