EDITOR’S CORNER – SEPTEMBER 2017

I love kids. Always have.

I was a foster parent for about a year and have mentored young boys and girls through both Big Brothers Big Sisters and Communities in Schools. And I spend oodles of time with the two most adorable nephews in the world. But I’ve never had children of my own. If I’m honest, I find the idea intimidating. The thought of […]

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 […]

TV BECOMES HER

Buckhead’s Cara Kneer is a morning television fixture

Growing up in the small town of Covington, Indiana, Cara Kneer longed to be a Broadway performer one day. Her parents were supportive of her dreams but did rein her in a bit and eventually steered her to a more realistic job—in journalism.

These days, she’s an experienced, versatile broadcast journalist who can be seen weekday mornings as a host […]

SUMMER, DISTILLED

Looking for something smooth to sip on this summer?

Try the Peach State’s own Richland Rum, available at many of your favorite Buckhead bars and restaurants, including Canoe, Holeman and Finch and the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. A recent partnership with Fifth Group Restaurants will add even more locations. Not only is this top-notch “sipping rum” created in Georgia, it’s America’s only single-estate rum distillery. Single-estate means they’re […]

MIND MATTERS

Beth Finnerty stresses the value of maintaining your mental health

Read any health magazine or website, and you’ll find plenty of ways to improve your physical well-being, from probiotics to Pilates. But while we hear all the time about how healthy eating and exercise are crucial to our overall health, an important part of our bodies is often left out of the conversation: our minds. And they […]

TAKEO SPIKES BEHIND THE MASK VIP PARTY

Takeo Spikes, who was an all-star linebacker in the NFL for 15 years, recently celebrated a major off-thefield victory: the publication of his first book, Behind the Mask.

More than 150 friends and acquaintances joined the two-time Pro Bowl player at The Estate in Buckhead to commemorate the new book, which features interviews with some of the game’s greatest linebackers, including Hall-of-Famers Mike Singletary and the late […]

ON ’CUE

Barbecue is a summer tradition in the South. Whether it’s served between a bun, off the bone or low and slow, it all comes down to choosing the right sauce to create that perfect flavor.

With so many saucy options available, knowing the basics about flavors and products is the first step toward perfecting this savory Southern staple.

1. Mrs. Griffin’s Original Barbecue Sauce ($4.25)

The history of Mrs. […]

OLDIES BUT GOODIES

TIMELESS MUSIC ACTS MAKE APPEARANCES AT CHASTAIN

Relive your youth this summer with the throwback acts playing at Chastain Park Amphitheatre’s annual Delta Live Nation Concert Series. The intimate outdoor Buckhead venue hosts some of music’s biggest names across every genre, but this year’s lineup includes a heavy dose of nostalgia, starting with British rockers The Moody Blues on July 23. Foreigner (above) headlines on July 29, […]

DOING GOOD BY DESIGN

Famed style guru celebrates his Atlanta fundraiser’s 25th year

Jeffrey Kalinsky’s name is synonymous with his chain of women’s boutiques, Jeffrey, as well as his annual Atlanta fundraiser, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, which has raised millions for the Atlanta AIDS Fund and Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. The fashion show extravaganza celebrates its 25th anniversary on August 28 at Phipps Plaza, the home of his Atlanta boutique. But […]

STRIKE A POSE

MOBILE HEADSHOT STUDIO ARRIVES IN ATLANTA

Get ready for your close-up, Atlanta. The Headshot Truck, a mobile photography studio, is now operating in several neighborhoods throughout the city. The hot-pink truck sets up at select locales and allows business owners, actors and other interested parties to stop in for professional yet affordable headshots. The truck has its own expert team of photographers and makeup artists to help […]