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SANDRA BANK AND KARIN MERVIS

Born and raised in South Africa, these sisters and self-proclaimed BFFs have both called Sandy Springs home for more than 20 years now. Sandra Bank, 60, runs a successful catering company called Added Touch, and Karin Mervis, 55, is a teaching visual artist at the High Museum of Art. Through the Woodruff Arts Center and Alliance Arts for Learning Institute, Karin has […]

BUZZ – MARCH 2017

Naturalist illustrator and instructor Christy Knight will host a watercolor workshop at Blue Heron Nature Preserve. – Photos: Christy Knight

ADULT WATERCOLOR CLASS AT BLUE HERON NATURE PRESERVE

March 25
404.455.3650
bhnp.org

Get outside and join master illustrator Christy Knight for “Spring Subjects in Watercolor.” All levels are welcome to learn Knight’s step-by-step process for capturing nature’s beauty in watercolor. The class goes from 1 to 4 […]

STORMY WEATHER

Elicia Monroe moonlights as an electronic dance music artist…

Elicia Monroe has never been tied to any kind of label or definition. Reinventing herself is something she has done constantly since her days managing local musicians in New Orleans to working in banking to playing on a professional women’s football team. Her latest endeavor is making a name for herself as a music artist under the persona […]

TORCH GALA

In its 27th year, the Torch Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead attracted 540 attendees, its largest crowd to date. Benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), the event pays tribute to the nonprofit’s volunteers, corporate partners and physicians. This year’s honorees included Sandy Springs resident Neal Maziar, the Elvin C. Price Volunteer of the Year, and UCB Inc., the Corporate Citizen of the Year. […]

ROBBY AND GREG MILLER

Head to the handsome Miller Brothers Limited store in Buckhead, and in addition to shelves stacked neatly with high quality men’s clothing, you’ll find plush leather couches, a full bar and a big-screen TV, plus a barbecue grill out on the patio. “We want our customers to be comfortable when they spend time at the store,” explains Greg Miller, 49, who runs the shop […]

ALL IN THE FAMILY

TALENTED AREA SIBLINGS TALK ABOUT THE TIES THAT BIND

Forget sibling rivalry. In the case of these Atlanta family members, it’s more like sibling revelry. Identical twins who run a budding chiropractic office, a brother-sister team making a name for themselves in the restaurant business, a trio of youngsters who are excelling in both sports and academics: Simply Buckhead spoke with several sets of brothers and sisters […]

CRAIG AND CLIFF TAYLOR

“He was born first, by 45 minutes,” says Cliff Taylor, 29, of his identical twin brother, Craig. The two have been practically inseparable ever since. Growing up, they played the same sports (tennis, basketball, baseball and lacrosse), went to the same colleges (two years at Indiana University, then graduating with biology degrees from UGA) and both became chiropractors. Both originally intended to go to medical school, […]

TAILORED AND TECH-SAVVY

A custom home builder’s state of the art Buckhead residence…

The Loudermilks live in their sunroom. Surrounded on three sides by sharp-lined steel windows, it lets in ample light for work meetings, reading, cocktail hour or morning coffee. And when the sun becomes harsh midday, it’s automatically filtered by self-lowering shades.

Considering his 12 years as a luxury custom home builder, it’s easy to understand […]

PURSE PREREQUISITES

Hot handbag designer Alexandria Alli reveals what’s in her own bag…

Alexandria Alli is steadily growing her luxury handbag empire. Celebrities such as TV personality Nene Leakes and singer Christina Milian have been seen rocking the Buckhead resident’s label, F&W Style.

Originally from Nigeria, the former model has called Atlanta home since the age of 13. Alli exhibited an early […]