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Slip The Hostess A $50 Bill

Slip The Hostess A $50 Bill

What’s your worst nightmare on a Saturday night?  We live near a massive outdoor shopping and eating complex called Avalon.   Filled with 20 or so restaurants, it’s generally buzzing on the weekends with couples and families walking around spending money in the stores and grabbing a bit at the cuisine of their choice.   My worst nightmare on a Saturday […]

Five Biggest Mistakes Families Make with Life Insurance

Five Biggest Mistakes Families Make with Life Insurance

sponsored by Midland National

The month of September is Life Insurance Awareness Month.  While it’s still a few months away, it’s not too early to start protecting yourself today. Most families are getting tons of information thrown at them around the topic of investing, far too often I see families make major mistakes when […]

How To Get That College Graduate Out Of The House

How To Get That College Graduate Out Of The House

Now that your baby is all grown up and has an official college degree, your responsibilities have ended, right?  Wrong!  Your son or daughter has informed you that that they will be moving home after college while they prepare themselves for their next phase in life. According to The Guardian, almost a third of Italian […]

FOREVER FASHIONABLE

Jeweler Laura Powers creates timeless custom styles

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, Buckhead-based jeweler Laura Powers might be the BFF of diamonds themselves. She began as a jewelry apprentice during college in North Carolina and came to Atlanta as a sales manager for Tiffany & Co. For the last 27 years, she’s been creating elegant pieces, 90 percent of which are custom made, for her […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – MAY 2017

.I am not a fan of having my picture taken.

I could be having my best hair day ever, love what I’m wearing and have my makeup professionally done, and yet I’d still cringe when someone whips out a camera. Inevitably what happens is that the person taking my picture keeps urging me to “Smile!” and in my head I’m screaming, “I am […]

A GEM OF AN IDEA

Making bracelets promotes wellness and self-worth

Bivi Franco (left) takes some of the stress out of cancer treatments by teaching patients the art of making bracelets.

Bivi Franco has watched family members and friends struggle not only with the pain of cancer, but the effect it has on their self-esteem. “I’m not a doctor, and I can’t heal them, but I wanted to find a […]

NEWS CLIPS – JUNE 2017

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SANDY SPRINGS CONCERT SERIES OPENS

The season for outdoor concerts has arrived, kicking off with the 21st season of Concerts by the Springs at Heritage Green in Sandy Springs. Held on the second Sunday of every month from May to September, the free public event is a favorite among locals. Over the coming months, visitors can expect to hear music from […]

RED CARPET MAKEOVER

The Glam Squad shows what it takes to get camera-ready

The finishing touches: Paule Ka dress, $1,315, and Jardin earrings, $340, available at Tootsies. Manicure provided by Sugarcoat. Makeup by NARS Cosmetics

Wouldn’t it be incredible to have a Glam Squad of your own? (That’s me, daydreaming, as I got dolled up by a celebrity beauty team […]

BENTLEY 10 EXPERIENCE

Amid the gorgeous artworks adorning the walls of the Hathaway Gallery, close to 200 people gathered recently at an event celebrating Greg Mabry and his 10-year role as the brand custodian for Bentley Atlanta.

The Bentley 10 Experience also helped raise funds for Year Up, an organization that provides underprivileged youth the skills and expertise needed to maximize their potential. One of Year Up’s students, Carmen Buezo, who currently has an internship at Bridgevine doing […]

SUMMER’S SWEET RETURN

5 KID-FRIENDLY ICE CREAM PARLORS IN BUCKHEAD

Sprinkles Cupcakes

W hat better way to bring the hot Atlanta heat down a few notches than with a cool ice cream cone? Buckhead has both traditional ice cream parlors, as well as some upscale treat shops with unique kid-friendly ice cream desserts. Try one, or better yet, try them all this summer!