Happy Hols!

It snowed November 4 in Northern Michigan, dusting my old stomping grounds with the promise of the December holidays. Here in Atlanta, I look for fresh magnolia branches tied with red gingham ribbon and outdoor pots puffed up with red dogwood, vine balls, pine boughs, bittersweet, purple pansies, Redbor kale and cabbages to signal the coming of my favorite holiday…

Captain Planet Foundation Benefits

Jennie Garlington and Laura Seydel hosted a luncheon and fashion presentation at Saks Fifth Avenue on October 18 benefiting the Captain Planet Foundation. The event introduced BECKEN, timeless, tailored fashions available now at Saks featuring the unfussy warmth and 
welcome of Kentucky horse country, where founder Angela Beck resides.

Peachtree Hills Place

Isakson Living celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest development Peachtree Hills Place. The event included words from 
Andy Isakson-visionary and managing partner of Isakson Living, Mayor Sam Massell-president of Buckhead Coalition, and others.

December 2017 Around Town

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, is pleased to offer an array of holiday happenings this festive season. Sample seasonal menus from the culinary team, enjoy time for self-care and holiday stress-relief at The Spa or get into the spirit of the season at the Hot Cocoa and Photos with Santa event or in their Southern Winter Wonderland. Beginning November 27, the hotel…

A Gift to Go

While there’s nothing quite like celebrating Christmas in your home, the season can bring more than visions of 
sugarplums dancing in your head. It’s exhausting. For every stocking hung by the chimney with care, there are days of planning, shopping, shipping, cooking, baking, partying and wrapping that can drain your every last reserve.

GIVERS

 Buckhaven  Attorney, Partner at Taylor English Duma  Where she gives:  Children of Conservation, The Giving Kitchen, Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance, Camp Twin Lakes

COOKING with MAMMA

High up in the clouds in a small Italian town on the Amalfi coast called Ravello, deep blue water surrounds your view and lush gardens color the scenery with brilliant hues of gold, pink, purple, violet and green. This is the endless view from Mama Agata’s terrace where we learned how to prepare traditional Italian dishes from ingredients grown on-site…

Naughty or Nice?

On opposite sides of Peachtree in Buckhead are two festive bars ripe for holiday drinks with friends or colleagues, or a little post-shopping respite. While both offer drinks with and without a shot or two, we chose two mugs full of goodness, one with alcohol and one without. Grab some mistletoe and enjoy this bright holiday season.

Tops for 2017

The year 2017 has been an amazing year for automobiles. From impressive compacts with all-electric engines increasing their distance to muscle-flexing pick-ups providing thrills while lugging heavy loads, car enthusiasts will not forget the last 12 months. Besides the automobiles Driver’s Notebook has featured so far in various publications this year, here are a few more that deserve accolades worth mentioning…

Feed Your Soul with Culinary Connections

 “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” —James Beard   The holiday season is always full of families, friends…and food! As an integral part of our cultures, food is so much more than simple sustenance. From family stories retold every year, to the more traditional history of particular foods and why they are part of our heritage and celebrations—our holiday…

Meet Emily Brenner

A lawyer, a rabbi and a shrink walk into a bar.

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