Everything Is Swell

Creating a socially conscious business

Brooke Henze donates a portion of the sales from her Sandy Springs store, The Swell Shop, to local children's charities.

Brooke Henze donates a portion of the sales from her Sandy Springs store, The Swell Shop, to local children’s charities.

When Brooke Henze of Sandy Springs decided to launch her own online business, Swell Forever, she wanted it to be unique […]

PUTTING IT POETICALLY

Local writer’s second career is turning a fine phrase

Kathleen Brewin Lewis banishes any stereotype of the starving poet. Although the Sandy Springs mom, wife and former fundraiser admits she’s not getting rich writing poetry, her ability to create colorful, evocative images in a few short lines has led to a rather thick portfolio of published work.

After a career freelancing for nonprofits, Lewis decided her youngest child’s […]

SPRING IN BLOOM

ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL RETURNS TO PIEDMONT PARK

Nothing ushers spring into the ATL more than the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, one of the city’s preeminent annual events. The third-largest fine arts festival in the country and the longest-running festival in Atlanta, it never fails to draw a crowd. More than 250,000 attendees turn out each April to enjoy a variety of fine art, live music, food and midway […]

BACK TO NATURE

CELEBRATE THE SPRING SEASON AND MOTHER EARTH

Locals embrace the great outdoors at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve’s annual Earth Day Celebration.

For its fourth annual Earth Day Celebration, the Blue Heron Nature Preserve, a scenic, 30-acre green space off Roswell Road in North Buckhead, has partnered with the Atlanta Audubon Society and The Amphibian Foundation to deliver a full day of activities honoring the […]

CONTEMPORARY MEETS ASIAN IN BUCKHEAD

How one couple converted a traditional European home into a modern marvel

The clean palette of the family room allows the natural light to highlight the space.

The clean palette of the family room allows the natural light to highlight the space.

When Suzanne and Dale Kirkland first met four years ago, he was living in Atlanta and she was living in Chicago, but she also […]

Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

Continuing a local teen’s legacy

The late Summer Dale poses with Josiah Darden, one of the patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta who received a gift funded by the charity founded in Summer's name.

The late Summer Dale poses with Josiah Darden, one of the patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta who received a gift funded by the charity founded in Summer’s name.

On a Sunday […]

BUBBLES & BLING

The fifth annual Bubbles & Bling benefit for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta had a lively “Prom Through the Decades” theme.

When attendees arrived at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead for the event, they were presented with a complimentary corsage or boutonniere. The throwback theme continued with photos in front of an elaborate balloon display and dancing as deejay Mami Chula spun hits from throughout the years. […]