SECRET CODES, HIDDEN DOORS, TOP FLIGHT COCKTAILS

Your guide to the ATL’s coolest speakeasies

Beyond an unmarked door behind Smokebelly BBQ, you find The Blind Pig Parlour Bar.

You’ve probably walked right past them and didn’t know it. Atlanta’s speakeasies are some of the city’s coolest spots to meet friends for drinks—if you know where to look and how to get in, that is.

THE BLIND PIG PARLOUR BAR

What’s cool: A small […]

CITY CLUB OF BUCKHEAD

City Club of Buckhead, the newest of the private clubs in the neighborhood, strives to appeal to those who want both a private club and a fitness club. Opened in December of 2008, it has a full spa and exercise facility with an indoor pool. “Not many clubs offer that anymore,” says Mario Campuzano, City Club’s general manager.

Between the athletic club and the dining club, City […]

BUCKHEAD CLUB

Founded in 1988, Buckhead Club currently has about 1,100 members, says Jeffrey Goldworn, who has been general manager for 19 years.

“We have a really good cross section of members,” he says. They come largely from the financial services, legal and commercial real estate industries, although since moving to its current location at the Sovereign building in 2008, the club has had “a huge influx of [members […]

FOUR SMOKIN’ ACES

Love cigars? We have you covered

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em at Buckhead Cigar Lounge.

With all the hustle and bustle Atlanta generates daily, relaxing with a good cigar in a cozy, club-like atmosphere can serve as the perfect escape. After doing some research, lighter in hand, we found a quartet of lounges specializing in selling “sticks” to enjoy in bliss.

BUCKHEAD CIGAR LOUNGE

Located inside […]

A SNEAK PEEK INTO BUCKHEAD’S PRIVATE CLUBS

In a dimly-lit, wood-paneled lounge, random groups of smartly dressed Atlantans are hunkered around the tables, watching the Falcons game on the big-screen TV, enjoying dinner with a commanding view of the city skyline or simply unwinding with a scotch and a cigar after a hard day’s work. Such is a typical nightly scene at Buckhead’s premier private clubs.

Once the restricted domain of Atlanta’s business echelon, […]

THE CLUB AT CHOPS

The Club at Chops essentially got its start because Buckhead Life Restaurant Group founder Pano Karatassos wanted a private space where he and his friends could dine and smoke.

It was the late 1990s, when the laws regarding smoking in restaurants were changing, says Brian Fogarty, the club’s general manager. Back then, there was a smoking area in Chops Lobster Bar, one of Buckhead Life’s premier restaurants. […]

WORDS OF WISDOM

REFLECTIONS FROM FIVE LOCAL MOMS AND DADS ON WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A PARENT

There’s no one way to parent. Learning from others along the journey is priceless. We talked to some experienced area moms and pops to get their insights.

KATIE CASHIN

Katie Cashin lifts 9-month-old daughter, Tyler.

Katie Cashin owns the Barre3 exercise studio in South […]

PLANNING THE PERFECT PARTY

The recipe for a successful kid’s birthday shindig

One of the best parts of being a kid is celebrating birthdays. Some parents like to go over the top when planning a baby’s first few, putting on fancy affairs that rival a wedding in terms of cost and preparations. Others prefer a simple event with friends and family. No matter how you choose to celebrate, here are some […]

GET IN GEAR

The essentials you need for your new bundle of joy

irst comes love, then comes marriage and, before you know it, a baby carriage. Prepping for a new baby can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time parent. You know you need a car seat (they won’t let you leave the hospital without one) and a crib (the baby has to sleep somewhere, right?), but what about […]

PICKING THE PERFECT PEDIATRICIAN

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE CHOOSING YOUR CHILD’S DOCTOR

The bond between parents and their child’s pediatrician is one of the most trusted partnerships in parenting, and one people typically intend to hold onto for at least 18 years. Since metro Atlanta is home to a wealth of well-respected and highly qualified physicians, how do parents handle making this crucial decision for their new baby?

Physicians and […]