NEWS CLIPS – JULY 2017

LUXE SPA INTRODUCES NEW THERAPIES

The next time you’re thinking about treating yourself to a facial or a massage, consider this: The spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta hotel has launched four new treatments based on the renowned Spanish-owned Natura Bissé skincare line it just started carrying. The O2 Awakening facial, for example, visibly reverses the effects of toxins and pollutants using the power of pure oxygen. […]

PROVENÇAL ESCAPE

Anis Café & Bistro’s French-inspired patio dining provides a Buckhead oasis

On a recent Friday at 3 p.m., I called Anis Café & Bistro and was surprised to procure a same-day 7 p.m. reservation. Despite the bottleneck at the door upon arrival, my companion and I received a gracious welcome and were escorted promptly to the cozy patio.

SPOT-ON STYLE

A retired couple’s Brookhaven residence delivers their personalized version of home

A home is a canvas used to showcase the personality, stage of life and interests of its dwellers. Sometimes, however, the finished product doesn’t exactly work.

Chuck and Diane Criscillis tackled their first major home renovation in 2016 and are thrilled with the results.

Since moving to […]

MYRTLE BEACH GROWS UP

The family-friendly seaside town has plentiful options for grown-ups, too

A slow spin on the SkyWheel offers panoramic views of sea, sand and sky.

Giant Ferris wheels, cotton candy, roller coasters, fun houses: For folks who grew up in the South, the chances are good they have at least one fond childhood memory of Myrtle Beach, South […]

BARK FIFTH AVE. GRAND REOPENING

Ashley Harris-Carestia, owner of Bark Fifth Ave., the local purveyor of upscale canine couture, recently pulled out all the stops to celebrate the shop’s new location on Maple Drive.

More than 250 guests, several of whom were accompanied by their four-legged friends, walked the red carpet. The list included event hostess Kari Wells, formerly of “Married to Medicine”; Olga Yuditsky of doggie fashion line Orostani Couture; and […]

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 […]

PROTECTIVE POTIONS

SAFEGUARD YOUR SKIN AGAINST THE SUN’S DAMAGING EFFECTS

SHONI BAKER – SPA810

As much as we look forward to the joys of summer, sadly, it can be brutal for the skin,” says Shoni Baker, master aesthetician at spa810. Here, Baker and two other Buckhead skincare experts select their favorite spa-grade products that shield and repair summer skin.

Skin-Saver […]

A BUCKHEAD GYM WITH PULL

Giving back while you get fit

When a skiing accident sidelined Buckhead resident Elliott Smith, the lifelong athlete had to forgo his running regimen for six months. “Rowing became the best alternative because it provided a total workout without stressing my joints,” he says. “My wife, Lauren, gave it a try, and was immediately hooked, too.”

The problem: There were few rowing options in the city, so the […]

HAVE TOQUE, WILL TRAVEL

St. Cecilia’s Craig Richards is taking Atlantans on a Tuscan culinary tour

As vice president of culinary for Ford Fry Restaurants, Craig Richards manages and educates the restaurant group’s chefs, including those at St. Cecilia in Buckhead, where he’s served as executive chef for three years. Not only is he well-versed at cooking for a multitude of audiences locally—Ford Fry Restaurants include Mex-Tex spots Superica and El […]

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 […]