SHAPE SHIFTERS

Thanks to clever companies, women’s athleisure wear is now shapewear, and it’s OK to wear it from the gym to work and beyond. Make 2018 the year you add a pair of versatile, figure-flattering leggings to your life. No one has to know the work they’re doing behind the scenes.

Athleta Seamless Training Tight

1. Athleta Seamless Training Tight ($89)

These Athleta tights are the holy grail of women’s workout […]

AN HOMAGE TO HISTORIC HOMES

A LOCAL ARCHITECT PENS A BOOK ON NOTABLE BROOKHAVEN RESIDENCES

8 Brookhaven Dr © Richard Diedrich

8 Brookhaven Dr © Richard Diedrich

Surrounding the Capital City Club lies a bucolic community that blocks out the hustle and bustle of Peachtree Road. Historic Brookhaven is beloved by its residents and many outside its borders as well. After 33 years of living in the picturesque neighborhood, architect Richard […]

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO

THIS YEAR’S TOP TRAVEL TRENDS AND DESTINATIONS

A hot air balloon ride provides a panoramic view of Myanmar’s ancient pagodas.

A hot air balloon ride provides a panoramic view of Myanmar’s ancient pagodas.

Travel planner Jessica Battista on one of her own trips.

Travel planner Jessica Battista on one of her own trips.

I haven’t been everywhere, […]

A HIKE IN THE HIMALAYAS

BHUTAN OFFERS A MYSTICAL COMBINATION OF NATURE, BUDDHISM AND ANCIENT SPLENDOR

Tiger’s Nest, a temple perched precariously on a cliff outside Paro, is perhaps Bhutan’s most famous site.

Tiger’s Nest, a temple perched precariously on a cliff outside Paro, is perhaps Bhutan’s most famous site.

Nestled in the Himalayas between India and China, Bhutan is an isolated, landlocked monarchy that’s home to soaring mountains, hidden monasteries […]

LATIN FEVER BALL

Now in its 29th year, the Latin Fever Ball proved once again to be one of the most festive fundraisers in town.

More than 630 guests gathered at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta hotel to enjoy plentiful libations and dancing to the tunes of a live Latin orchestra, with costumed stilt walkers, jugglers and other performers adding to the excitement. Attendees also enjoyed a three-course dinner of traditional […]

ODE TO THE OPEN ROAD

PUTTING THE PEDAL TO THE METAL FEELS LIKE FREEDOM

Sport Red 2017 Cascada Sport Touring with Dark Effects Package

One of my favorite books as a child was The Maggie B., by Irene Haas. In it, the title character wishes for the freedom to sail wherever her whims might lead. Even as a little one, my wanderlust was strong, as if I innately knew that […]

WE’LL DRINK TO THAT

Katy Harrison’s vintage glassware adds classic style to your cocktail.

Some of Katy Harrison’s fondest memories growing up in West Palm Beach, Florida, are of watching her parents unwind over Manhattans poured into cut-crystal glasses. Their time of conversation and reconnection became a sacred nightly ritual. Today, the South Buckhead- based entrepreneur is hoping that the fine vintage glassware she sources through her company, Antique Your Drink, […]

TOUGH LOVE

Lessons learned at home inspire a local lawyer’s first novel.

Growing up with a single mom who was a busy criminal defense attorney didn’t endear Sandy Springs’ Jason Sheffield to the law. “For instance, as an 8-year-old, I was taught to answer the phone, ‘Sheffield residence. This is Jason speaking. How can I help you?’” he recalls. “I knew her clients were calling from federal prison in […]

BRING OUT THE ADVENTURER IN YOUR CAT

FROM LEASH TRAINING TO PET STROLLERS, DISCOVER SAFE WAYS TO GIVE YOUR INDOOR KITTY A TASTE OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS

When Sandy Springs resident Charlotte Simons takes her pet, McKinley, for a walk, her furry companion often catches the eyes of passersby. After all, it’s not every day you see someone walking a cat. And McKinley doesn’t just explore the neighborhood; he also joins Simons for hikes […]

THINKING OUTSIDE THE SAFARI VEHICLE

A HIKING AND PADDLING EXPEDITION OFFERS A UNIQUE WAY TO EXPERIENCE TANZANIA

A park ranger leads a hike into Olmoti Crater in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

A park ranger leads a hike into Olmoti Crater in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

When I booked a trip to Tanzania last year, the safari operator was surprised by some of my requests. Like most visitors to the East African […]