BROWNIES À LA NOSTALGIA

Marisa Meddin brings the much-loved The Dessert Place treat back to Buckhead

The original Dessert Place founders Sheryl Meddin (left) and Bennett Frisch (right) taught their famous cream cheese brownie recipe to Marisa Meddin (center), who resurrected the business.

Nearly 40 years ago, Sheryl Meddin and Bennett Frisch were looking for a place to hang out and eat dessert. When they couldn’t find one, they […]

HOWLIN’ HERO

After years of working search-and-rescue in Maine, Jake the avalanche dog retires in Atlanta

Hilary Laliberte’s dog is a hero. Most dog lovers would say that about their four-legged best friends, but in Laliberte’s case, it’s true. As a retired avalanche rescue dog, this 8-year-old golden retriever has helped saved lives.

“We were both born in a small town in Maine called Carrabassett Valley. Jake was bred to […]

BECOMING HER OWN MARTHA

The creative genius behind a popular Atlanta homegrown brand finds her groove

After testing the waters with a handmade bracelet business on Etsy, Mandy Kellogg Rye, a former digital healthcare consultant and Chicagoan, launched her well-read blog Waiting on Martha (WOM) in 2012. The site eventually transformed into an e-commerce business aimed at serving stylish women who were looking for witty gifts and chic yet lighthearted and […]

DR. ANNE KUIK AND NERF

TREEHOUSE ANIMAL CLINIC

Dr. Anne Kuik knows the days with her puppy, Nerf, will be limited. Their relationship was set up like that from the beginning.

“I still love him like my other dog, Duffle,” says the veterinarian at Treehouse Animal Clinic located off Moores Mill Road. “But I know he’s going to be gone.”

Nerf was born with a purpose: He’s a service dog. Kuik has […]

FOCUS ON ABILITIES, NOT LIMITATIONS

Hiring individuals with disabilities benefits businesses and nonprofits

When Trevor Ramos was introduced to Lauren Riddick by her employment specialist at All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD), he hired her on the spot. “She loves sports, is an energetic and personable young woman and is well qualified as a program aide,” says Ramos, a supervisor and instructor at the Sandy Springs Parks and Recreation department.

Like many others, Riddick, […]

VETS WITH PETS

From vaccinations to emergencies to making the tough calls, they are the local veterinarians we trust with our beloved pets’ lives. Ever wonder how they are with their own pets? Turns out their hearts have also been stolen.

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OPTING FOR ART

Brookhaven’s Renée Bouchon tosses in the corporate towel and picks up a paintbrush

Growing up in New Orleans, Renée Bouchon always had a crayon or pencil in her hand. An early fascination with drawing led her to kids’ classes at Tulane and Loyola that fueled a life-long compulsion to paint. But getting to explore that artistic side took a bit of a detour down a more practical […]

FOOD NEWS – MAY 2017

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse has named a new chef to helm its restaurant at Phipps Plaza.

Matthew Rosekrans (right) is executive chef and has worked previously at Pricci, Blackberry Farm, Chattahoochee Country Club and the Georgia World Congress Center. Before taking on a new role at Davio’s, Rosekrans was executive sous chef at the Georgia Dome.

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
3500 Peachtree Road
Atlanta 30326
404.844.4810
davios.com/atl

A second location of […]

SUSIE DAVIDOW LEAVES LASTING LEGACY

Marcus Jewish Community Center honors theatre director

Susie Davidow retires after 16 years at the Marcus Jewish Community Center directing musicals starring young adults with special needs.

Sandy Springs resident Susie Davidow retired at the end of March as director of the Blonder Family Department for Special Needs at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA). On March 19, she was honored at a […]

BALLED OVER

Step aside, trendy coffee drinks: The bubble tea craze is here to stay.

Hugely popular and originally from Asia, bubble tea is a black-or green tea-based drink with milk served hot or cold in a variety of flavors. The most notable ingredient is the marble-sized tapioca balls called “boba” that sink to the bottom of the glass and must be sucked through an oversized straw. With careful […]