AARON POLK

OWNER, ATLANTA FURNITURE TAXI

Wardrobe: Shirt, pants (Ted Baker), shoes (Diesel) and watch (Michael Kors), Bloomingdale’s

Brookhaven’s Aaron Polk is used to people doing a double take when he tells them he runs his own moving business, Atlanta Furniture Taxi. “I am the only quadriplegic in the world who owns a moving company,” claims Polk. “People are always surprised to find I have my own […]

ADETUTU LONGE

DESIGNER/OWNER, HOTTIE+LORD

Wardrobe: Dress, Hottie+Lord; jewelry, Bloomingdale’s; shoes, her own

“I’m kind of stubborn,” admits fashion designer Adetutu “Tutu” Longe from her perch on a delicate gilded pink sofa in her new Buckhead flagship boutique. “When anyone tells me I can’t do something, it lights a fire in my belly.”

The 38-year-old Nigerian-American is the driving force behind Hottie+Lord, an up-and-coming fashion brand that counts Heidi […]

KELLY WALLACE

CO-FOUNDER, BETTER BRANDS

Wardrobe: Coat, Hottie+Lord; dress (BCBG), shoes (Sundro) and jewelry, Bloomingdale’s

Buckhead resident Kelly Wallace graduated from the University of Alabama thinking she’d work in fashion PR. Now, at age 28, she’s a co-founder at Better Brands, the restaurant group that owns the Yeah! Burger franchise and fast casual newcomer Upbeet.

The brand and marketing maven and brainchild behind the new eatery’s design learned […]

PEIRU KIM

OWNER, SUGARCOAT

Wardrobe: Dress and coat, Hottie+Lord; jewelry, Bloomingdale’s; shoes, her own

Peiru Kim is the petite force to be reckoned with behind the popular and growing Sugarcoat beauty brand. While she may own Sugarcoat locations in Buckhead, Vinings and Virginia-Highland and have a fourth location opening in Chastain Park this summer, she still calls her biggest accomplishment giving her grandmother her first manicure and […]

TAYLOR JACKSON

MISS ATLANTA USA

Wardrobe: Skirt (and green jacket on cover), Hottie+Lord; shirt (Ted Baker), shoes (Stuart Weitzman) and jewelry, Bloomingdale’s

No one is more surprised than 21-year-old Taylor Jackson to find herself representing Atlanta in the upcoming Miss Georgia USA competition. Don’t let her beauty and the crown on her head fool you. This Georgia State senior and Buckhead resident says she’s the most unlikely […]

DR. JONATHAN LEE

SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST, NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL

Wardrobe: Jacket (Psycho Bunny), shirt (Ralph Lauren), jeans, shoes (Bally) and watch (Michael Kors), Bloomingdale’s

Growing up in New York City, Dr. Jonathan Lee recognized early on his aptitude for science and mathematics. He also enjoyed working with his hands and interacting with people. When it came to picking a career, he found one where the intersection of those four elements […]

BONNEAU ANSLEY III

FOUNDER AND CEO, ANSLEY ATLANTA REAL ESTATE

Wardrobe: His own

Chances are you won’t find Bonneau Ansley III’s picture in any school yearbook under “Most Likely to Succeed.” “I think I went to every school in Atlanta,” he says, looking back on an admittedly less than stellar academic career. “When I wasn’t interested in something, I didn’t focus on it.”

Luckily for Ansley, he found something […]

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

We checked in with four talented ladies from our 2014 “Bold Women of Buckhead” feature to find out what they’ve been up to since we last spoke

Becky Blalock

Becky Blalock

In January, Becky Blalock was named one of Inc. magazine’s “17 Inspirational Women to Watch in 2017.” And with good reason. Blalock, who works from her Brookhaven home, is managing partner of Advisory Capital, where […]

BUCKHEAD’S RISING STARS

OUR ANNUAL ROUNDUP OF ATLANTA’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST

On any given day, any number of extraordinary Buckhead area citizens are doing any number of extraordinary things. We are fortunate to have so many talented residents who are routinely shaking up the worlds of medicine, business, food, tech, you name it. In this story, we profile some of the area’s most promising movers and shakers. From a potential […]

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

THESE THREE PERFORMERS ARE MAKING MAJOR NOISE


VESTA LUGG

In Chile—the country she moved to from Canada as a child—Vesta Lugg is a huge star with several high-profile projects behind her. Now living in Buckhead, Lugg is hoping to replicate that success stateside. As long as she can remember, she dreamed of being a performer. She started modeling at the age of 6 for national and international clothing […]