FEATURED RESTAURANTS – JUNE 2018

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead

The boeuf au poivre at Anis Café is served with lyonnaise potatoes and roasted portobello mushrooms.

BY: Wendell Brock, Rebecca Cha and Angela Hansberger
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

ANIS CAFÉ & BISTRO

Anis is everything you’d hope to find in a French bistro, without having to buy a plane ticket: traditional Provençal dishes, relaxed patio dining and often a small […]

CASTLES IN SPAIN

The country’s paradores offer an enchanting alternative to conventional hotels

This parador in Sigüenza is a former castle whose origin dates back to the 12th century.

STORY & PHOTOS: Wendell Brock

n Spain, it’s entirely possible to live in a castle and eat like a king— if you stay in a parador, that is.

That’s exactly what I did on my last visit, after two of my […]

Spaces With Style

FIVE OF BUCKHEAD’S MOST EYE-POPPING ROOMS

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

A room is more than just a room. It’s a place where you get ready to face a new day, where you rejuvenate when the day is done, where you gather with family and friends to celebrate, and where you retreat with your other half for a glass of wine once the kids are asleep. They […]

BIKIN’ BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON

A PARTY ON WHEELS OUT UNDER THE STARS

BY: Karon Warren

Entering its sixth year, the Atlanta Moon Ride welcomes Atlantans to don their favorite costume, colorful helmet and some glow sticks for the annual starlit 6-mile bike ride through some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. Benefiting Bert’s Big Adventure, the event continues to grow in size and scope. “Atlanta Moon Ride just gets better every year,” […]

15 MINUTES WITH CHRIS M. GROOM

Chris M. Groom is a rugged-looking guy, with a fit physique, healthy tan and that general air of someone who spends a decent amount of time outdoors.

STORY: Jill Becker
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

It’s not surprising then to learn that Groom is the founder and CEO of Mountain High Outfitters, an “active lifestyle” store with 13 locations in three states, including a 6,600-square-foot outpost on West Paces Ferry that […]

DIET DETOX

3 CLEANSE OPTIONS FOR HITTING YOUR EATING RESET BUTTON

Considering a cleanse? Sama’s includes filling kitchari, Cafe West Express’ features several soup options and Dtox Juice’s boasts delicious Brazil nut milk and other bottled liquids. Photo: Raftermen

STORY: Amelia Pavlik

From boozy patio brunches to burger-laden barbecues, summer brings a slew of unhealthy temptations that leave many of us needing to hit “reset” on our eating […]

THE WHOLE ENCHILADA

For Chido + Padre’s Executive Chef Jonathan Mercado, cooking is a family affair

STORY: Carly Cooper
PHOTO: Chris Watkins

Buckhead foodies may have noticed that Chido + Padre’s, a Mexican restaurant, took over the old Smokebelly space on Andrews Drive a few months ago. At the helm of the festive new spot is Jonathan Mercado. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando, he has worked at Bartaco, Rosa […]

WEDDING BELLES

SAY YES TO THE DRESS’ LORI ALLEN SHARES WHAT’S HOT IN BRIDAL FASHION

STORY: Karina Antenucci

If Lori Allen, who owns Bridals by Lori in Sandy Springs, has one piece of advice for brides on choosing their wedding dresses, it would be: “Listen to your heart. You will know when you have the gown of your dreams.” The Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta star (the TLC show’s episodes […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JUNE 2018

As Dorothy famously said in The Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like home—which is why so many of us go to such lengths to make it comfortable, or chic, or cluttered with all of our favorite things, as the case may be.

Of course, the Buckhead area has more than its fair share of breathtaking homes. Just drive down any of its streets and you’ll see […]

REMEMBERING CAREY CARTER

A beloved local hairdresser leaves a legacy of giving

STORY: Mickey Goodman

When Carey Carter, co-owner of the Carter- Barnes on Paces hair salon, failed to show up for work Jan. 3, the staff knew something was terribly wrong, because Carter prided himself on never arriving late for a client’s appointment. Equally disturbing, he didn’t answer his cellphone. Fearing the worst, Kyla Edwards, the salon manager; her husband, […]