FOREVER FASHIONABLE

Jeweler Laura Powers creates timeless custom styles

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, Buckhead-based jeweler Laura Powers might be the BFF of diamonds themselves. She began as a jewelry apprentice during college in North Carolina and came to Atlanta as a sales manager for Tiffany & Co. For the last 27 years, she’s been creating elegant pieces, 90 percent of which are custom made, for her […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JUNE 2017

.I am not a fan of having my picture taken.

I could be having my best hair day ever, love what I’m wearing and have my makeup professionally done, and yet I’d still cringe when someone whips out a camera. Inevitably what happens is that the person taking my picture keeps urging me to “Smile!” and in my head I’m screaming, “I am […]

A GEM OF AN IDEA

Making bracelets promotes wellness and self-worth

Bivi Franco (left) takes some of the stress out of cancer treatments by teaching patients the art of making bracelets.

Bivi Franco has watched family members and friends struggle not only with the pain of cancer, but the effect it has on their self-esteem. “I’m not a doctor, and I can’t heal them, but I wanted to find a […]

NEWS CLIPS – JUNE 2017

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SANDY SPRINGS CONCERT SERIES OPENS

The season for outdoor concerts has arrived, kicking off with the 21st season of Concerts by the Springs at Heritage Green in Sandy Springs. Held on the second Sunday of every month from May to September, the free public event is a favorite among locals. Over the coming months, visitors can expect to hear music from […]

RED CARPET MAKEOVER

The Glam Squad shows what it takes to get camera-ready

The finishing touches: Paule Ka dress, $1,315, and Jardin earrings, $340, available at Tootsies. Manicure provided by Sugarcoat. Makeup by NARS Cosmetics

Wouldn’t it be incredible to have a Glam Squad of your own? (That’s me, daydreaming, as I got dolled up by a celebrity beauty team […]

BENTLEY 10 EXPERIENCE

Amid the gorgeous artworks adorning the walls of the Hathaway Gallery, close to 200 people gathered recently at an event celebrating Greg Mabry and his 10-year role as the brand custodian for Bentley Atlanta.

The Bentley 10 Experience also helped raise funds for Year Up, an organization that provides underprivileged youth the skills and expertise needed to maximize their potential. One of Year Up’s students, Carmen Buezo, who currently has an internship at Bridgevine doing […]

BROOKWOOD HILLS TOUR OF HOMES PATRON PARTY

Lee and Kevin Kleinhelter’s fabulous Buckhead home, whose design they describe as “a modern take on Dutch West Indies,” was an apropos setting for the recent Brookwood Hills Tour of Homes Patron Party. Some 125 guests were in attendance for the outdoor evening event, which was a prelude to the biennial tour, notable this year for having included the personal residences of nationally recognized architects Stan […]

SUMMER’S SWEET RETURN

5 KID-FRIENDLY ICE CREAM PARLORS IN BUCKHEAD

Sprinkles Cupcakes

W hat better way to bring the hot Atlanta heat down a few notches than with a cool ice cream cone? Buckhead has both traditional ice cream parlors, as well as some upscale treat shops with unique kid-friendly ice cream desserts. Try one, or better yet, try them all this summer!

LIFE ON DEADLINE

At 76, Sandy Springs scribe Ken Brownlee keeps on writing

Ken Brownlee first realized he wanted to be a journalist when he was 7. “Even then, I was writing stuff,” recalls the 76-year-old Sandy Springs resident.

Through stints on his high school paper and journalism courses in college at Case Western Reserve in Ohio, Brownlee stayed focused on a writing career. Even when he was drafted into the […]

HOPPY HOBBY

Three local homebrewers discuss their craft

CAMERON ALME, CHRIS COLLIER, NATE WATKINS

Half art, half science, homebrewing is a hobby that satisfies the curious, detail-oriented mind. Collectively, the estimated 1.2 million homebrewers in the U.S. produce more than 2 million barrels of brew a year. It’s like a grown-up chemistry set for expressing creativity. With a supportive beer community in Atlanta, the craft beer scene […]