ANASTASIA PECK

BLINK & WINK

Anastasia Peck is originally from Kaliningrad, Russia, where eyelash extension studios are like nail salons—there is one on virtually every corner. Though she studied linguistics at university, the innate entrepreneur in her kicked in when she moved to Atlanta 10 years ago to practice her English and further her acting career. She was on the hunt for a lash bar to refresh her own […]

SETTING THE SCENE

People obviously go to a restaurant for the food, but its decor and atmosphere play a big role in the overall dining experience, too.

Local restaurant designer Bill Johnson put the sizzle in steakhouse at Kaiser’s Chophouse.

Bill Johnson, associate principal at hospitality design firm The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry, explains how he approached the design of Kaiser’s Chophouse, a new steakhouse in Sandy […]

SHIP AHOY!

RENT A HOUSEBOAT FOR AN OUT-OF-THE ORDINARY OVERNIGHT ON LAKE LANIER

After hours spent navigating through waves and around bends, your boat lands on a private island dotted with trees. You climb ashore and hit the sandy beach to collect shells, enjoy a picnic lunch and relax under the sun. This idyllic scene feels a world away from the bustle of Buckhead, and yet it’s so close you’ve probably driven by it dozens of times.

If […]

FEATURED RESTAURANTS – JUNE 2017

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead

A mix-and-match assortment of sweets at Kyma: baklava with pistachio ice cream, Greek donuts and yogurt with honey and walnuts.

10 DEGREES SOUTH

After 15 years on the scene, this Roswell Road establishment is a highly original destination where food and wine from the tip of the Southern Hemisphere are celebrated with flair. Before we could pose […]

YA GOTTA HAVE ART

This summer, unleash your kids’ creativity with artistic opportunities

Educators bemoan the summer break for the hold it often puts on kids’ learning. But just because school is out doesn’t mean curiosity and creativity have to take a vacation, too. In fact, summer is an ideal time to let the kiddos use their imaginations in ways they might not be able to during the typical school day.

One […]

FURNISHING FOR LESS

BUCKHEAD’S SECOND-HAND SHOPS OFFER FIRST-CLASS HOME GOODS

“Mommy, I want to stay at Daddy’s house. Dad’s house is a lot nicer. And prettier.” Ouch. Did my 7-year-old just say that?

Flashback to 2015. It had been two months since my divorce, and when my daughter asked yet again to stay at her dad’s place instead of my empty, gloomy, 1950s-era apartment, it was obvious I needed to kick […]

GREEN AND GORGEOUS

THESE ECO-FRIENDLY HAIR SALONS RECYCLE VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING

Hair salons produce a lot of trash. Think of all those hair products, dyes, foils and more that end up in the garbage bin on a daily basis, and you can almost feel Mother Nature cringe. In an effort to be kinder to the planet, the following three Buckhead and Brookhaven based salons are working to neutralize their environmental impact […]

SECOND CHANCES

After an accident, a Buckhead teen jump starts her recording career

It was like any other basketball game she had played in since she was 7 years old. Yet when Ella Collier took an unexpected spill on the court and lost consciousness for several minutes, the then 14-year-old flirted with death. Collier is fine now, but the incident has prompted her to maximize every moment and aggressively […]

CHICKEN SALAD, ANYONE?

Set to open on Roswell Road in Buckhead this month, Chicken Salad Chick specializes in—you guessed it—chicken salad.

Chicken Salad Chick’s yummy Chick Trio.

There are 12 different flavors, in fact, with names such as Olivia’s Old South, Cranberry Kelli and Jalapeno Holly. The Classic Carol is the recipe that started it all back in 2008, when Chicken Salad Chick founder Stacy Brown was forced […]

MAX SANCHEZ

WHITE SALON AND SPA

The owner of White Salon and Spa in Buckhead, Max Sanchez always thought hair would lead him into the fashion world. And it did, just not as an evening gown designer as he had originally hoped. Prior to opening White Salon in 2013, the Philippines born and New Orleans-bred hair guru was a master and senior stylist for celebrity-frequented hair salons at The […]