Doctors We Love

Each year, more than 16,000 children will receive a new cancer diagnosis. Last year alone 456 parents walked through the doors of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and heard the devastating words, “your child has cancer.” That’s more than one family per day.

Georgia Water and Fire Restoration

 What Polo in the Pines means to us:  Matt Fowler: As a childhood cancer survivor myself, and with the tremendous 28-year fight that my mother in law, Sharon Knight, lived with until she gained her angel wings in 2018 we were driven to create a lasting legacy event. Since inception and especially through our partnering with Children’s Health Care of…

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

 Children’s became the beneficiary of Polo in the Pines 3 years ago.  We continue to work with founder, Tina Fowler and her team, to raise money for pediatric cancer research and specifically the last three years, brain cancer research at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder’s Center at Children’s.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Polo in the Pines benefits a great cause and Bank of America/Merrill has supported Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in the past.  The cache’ and uniqueness of Polo is a big part of the attraction of our participation.  Golf and other sporting events are always enjoyable, but even the most avid sports fan has often never attended a Polo match and…

Audi

Audi support for Polo in the Pines initiated in 2019. Audi has been a great sponsor of Polo throughout the USA and loved the opportunity to become a partner in Polo in the Pines for 2019. The incredible work that Polo in the Pines has accomplished with Children’s Health Care and childhood cancer research was a huge part of Audi’s…

Tito’s

 What Polo in the Pines means to us.  Tito’s Handmade Vodka has been with Polo in the Pines since the very beginning in 2012! We knew from the beginning what a fabulous occasion it would be to get together and support the amazing things that Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta does. Tito’s Handmade Vodka was started by a man named Tito…

Asheville for the rest of us

My favorite memory of visiting Asheville, North Carolina, isn’t sipping a remarkable local beer or conquering a challenging mountain hike. The thing I remember most about my recent stay is the hotel turn-down service. I should have known when I was offered a glass of local cuvée at check-in that more nice things were about to happen to me. Later that…

A note from the founder of Polo in the Pines

In the Spring of 1989, I was 16 years old, my mother, Sharon McCollum Knight, was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma. She was given six months to live at the age of 37. She survived over 28 years until July 2017. My husband, Matt Fowler, is a 28-year adult survivor of … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Destin Wine and Food Fest The Third Annual Harvest Wine and Food Festival is set for October 25-26. The culinary talents includes eight award-winning celebrity chefs from throughout the Southeast including Hugh Acheson, David Bancroft, Rusty Bowers and Pat Pascarella. hey join a list of incredible iconic Gulf Coast restaurants and returning talent. The Destin … Continued

27 years of Jeffrey Cares

27 years of Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta on Monday, August 26, 2019. The annual fashion forward and philanthropic event was hosted by Event Chairs Lila Hertz, Louise Sams, and Marsha Archer, held at Phipps Plaza and benefited Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina.    

A Day of Dopeness

Atlantans gathered at Whiskey Blue for A Day of Dopeness curated by artist DL Warfield. Featuring photographers including Derek Blanks, Rachael Gliebe, Emef Griffin, Renaldo Nehemiah, Rious, Takeo Spikes and Mr. Wattson, guests had the opportunity to have their portraits taken with Warfield’s Dope Box installations.

Nearing the Million Dollar Mark

Every once in awhile you meet someone that changes your life forever.  For me, this person was Tina Fowler, founder and executive director of Polo in the Pines.

A Halo and a Hat

“The next best thing to a hat is a halo!  If you’re not wearing a halo, you’d better be wearing a hat!” Illona Cardona wears both.

Swell Targets Giving

As an editor of this magazine, I have the pleasure of meeting talented writers, creative visionaries and big-hearted humans who make giving a priority.  When I met Ansley Pridgen and Melissa Touchton of Swell Media at a Polo in the Pines planning meeting, I knew their energy and experience was about to take the event to the next level.  I caught up…