DR. TARA RITTLE AND DIMITRI

PEACHTREE HILLS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Dr. Tara Rittle’s family of pets also includes Wizard, a hairless Chinese crested dog.

Dr. Tara Rittle thought she wanted a new cat. Little did she know, when she adopted a black and white tuxedo kitten, she would also be getting a medical mystery reality show. “It was like an episode of ‘House,’” remembers the Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital […]

OUT-RAGE-OUSLY FUN

Local blogger Sherri Dickens combines style savvy, humor and authenticity

Top by PinkBlush, available at shoppinkblush.com; Denim by AG Denim, Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell and Backpack by Rebecca Minkoff, available at shop.nordstrom.com.

In a fashion and mommy blogosphere filled with saccharine-sweet voices and unattainable designer style, Brookhaven-based blogger Sherri Dickens is a breath of fresh air. As the personality and fashion brains behind

AT YOUR SERVICE

AS LEAD CONCIERGE AT THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL, ATLANTA, JANICE DEMPSEY HAS THE JOB OF MAKING GUESTS’ DREAMS COME TRUE

Janice Dempsey’s phone typically rings every five to 10 minutes. “Hello, this is Janice. Can I help you?” she’ll ask way too many times to count throughout the day. That’s to be expected, though, for someone who works as the lead concierge at a luxury hotel like the […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – MAY 2017

IMG_1918_pp-1If I weren’t a writer and editor, I’d be a vet.

A large animal vet, to be exact. It was a passion that developed while growing up on a farm in Chile. But by high school, science became my least favorite subject. I decided I needed a plan B. I followed my love of writing into journalism, but have filled the animal void by writing about […]

AWAY TO ALPHARETTA

A 24-HOUR VISIT TO A BURGEONING ATLANTA SUBURB

Alpharetta’s picturesque downtown is ideal for a family stroll.

I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of an intown snob. I love being close to the beating heart of the city and the interesting people it attracts. So when my family and I took off for a quick staycation in Alpharetta, I was unsure what this suburb 20 […]

DOGSCAPE YOUR YARD

PLAN AN OUTDOOR AREA BOTH YOU AND YOUR PET WILL LOVE

Duchess the Doberman may be a digger, or perhaps Hank the Labrador likes to sprint through the grass day after day. Dogs will be dogs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful backyard that can both survive and celebrate their habits. We caught up with Buckhead dogscaping (definition: landscaping for dogs) experts for their […]

A WALK IN THE GARDENS

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER CELEBRATES GEORGIA’S BOTANICAL HISTORY

The Boxwood Garden above and Memorial Quarry Garden below are just two of several on display at the Atlanta History Center for National Garden Day.

Spring has sprung in the city, and there’s no better way to celebrate than spending an afternoon outside. For National Public Gardens Day on May […]

SUSPENSE STARTS AT HOME

Brookhaven author’s latest book shows off Atlanta

Heeding that old adage “Write what you know” made writing her third novel a bit easier for Brookhaven’s Kimberly Belle. She set The Marriage Lie in Atlanta largely because she needed a setting with a major airport. What could be better than her adopted hometown?

“I usually come up with the plot first,” she says. “My first book needed to be […]

BROWNIES À LA NOSTALGIA

Marisa Meddin brings the much-loved The Dessert Place treat back to Buckhead

The original Dessert Place founders Sheryl Meddin (left) and Bennett Frisch (right) taught their famous cream cheese brownie recipe to Marisa Meddin (center), who resurrected the business.

Nearly 40 years ago, Sheryl Meddin and Bennett Frisch were looking for a place to hang out and eat dessert. When they couldn’t find one, they […]