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 […]

NAILED IT

VENETIAN NAIL SPA OPENS FIRST ATLANTA LOCATION

Upscale nail salon Venetian Nail Spa recently opened its first location in Georgia at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. “Venetian Nail Spa is the perfect place to indulge after a day of shopping,” says Anneliese Reid, marketing manager of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Venetian-inspired decor is accented by marble floors and fresco-style ceilings. The spa menu includes manicures and pedicures, waxing, […]

DRINK UP

ANNUAL BEER FEST RETURNS TO BROOKHAVEN

Get the summertime fun brewing with a visit to the Brookhaven Beer Fest. The celebration brings together the chance to sample more than 200 local and national beers and wines with live music, a DJ and local food trucks with bites for purchase. Local crafters and brews that are scheduled to appear include Atlanta’s Sweet- Water and Monday Night, Marietta’s Red […]

NIKOLE MORROW-PETTUS

VAN MICHAEL SALON

When Nikole Morrow-Pettus first applied for a makeup artist job at Van Michael Salon in Buckhead 23 years ago, she was rejected. Refusing to be put off, she applied for and landed the receptionist position instead. Today, she has the job of the woman—now, a close friend—who turned her down at the time: cosmetic director. In her role, Morrow-Pettus is responsible for hiring and […]

LET THERE BE LIGHT

LANTERN FESTIVAL BRINGS LOCALS TO LIGHT UP THE RIVER

Pack your flashlights! The Sandy Springs Lantern Parade is back for its second year. The event was created by local artist Chantelle Rytter, producer of the popular BeltLine and Decatur lantern events. The parade of colorful lights travels from North Springs United Methodist Church downhill to Morgan Falls Overlook Park on the evening of June 10. Local food […]

THE GLAM SQUAD

MEET THE BEHIND THE SCENES BEAUTY ARTISTS MAKING A-TOWN’S GLITTERATI LOOK SO FABULOUS

Maybe with the exception of Beyoncé, celebrities definitely do not just wake up like that. But if it weren’t for those candid “I’m not wearing any makeup today” posts on Instagram, you may never know it, what with the arsenal of beauty’s best working their magic on their hair, makeup, lashes and more 24/7. […]

IN THE SWIM

MAKE A SPLASH IN SUMMER’S HOTTEST SUITS

Whether you plan to jet off to a tropical island or lounge out by the pool in the Georgia sun this summer, we’re here to show you how to bring drama to any pool or beachside occasion. This year, there are loads of bold swim styles that are sure to make waves wherever they go. We’ve picked our favorites and included styling tips on ways to complete the […]

VIRGINIA IS FOR WINE LOVERS

Charlottesville offers a tantalizing cluster of grapes and history

Barboursville Vineyards offers a copious taste of wine and history

Thomas Jefferson was a master of many things, but making wine from European grapes grown on Virginia soil eluded him. And yet, nearly 200 years after the death of America’s third president and our nation’s founding oenophile, Jefferson’s home state cuts an impressive figure in the […]

PADDLE FORWARD

STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING RACE ON THE “HOOCH” IS PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS

High Country Outfitters is hosting its sixth annual Stand Up for the Hooch race on the Chattahoochee River on June 25. Both first-time and experienced paddlers can participate in one of the biggest stand up paddleboarding (SUP) races in the Southeast, which includes two courses that are 2 and 6 miles, respectively, with mostly flat surfaces […]

MARIO MCDOWELL

J. SPOT STUDIO AND KEUNE HAIRCOSMETICS

Mario McDowell began modeling at 15 years old. As the native Atlantan waited for his female counterparts to get their hair done on set, he watched the hairstylists closely. Then, after each gig, he’d go home and mimic the styles on his sister, Chan. McDowell didn’t realize at the time that his knack for doing hair would later, after joining corporate […]