FROM GEORGIA TO GEORGIA

An artist’s Eastern European and artistic heritage shines in her new gallery

April in Atlanta brought an awakening of nature’s palette of colors, the promise of warmer weather and the fulfillment of a dream for artist Tinatin Vachnadze. Last month, Vachnadze, a native of Georgia, the country in Eastern Europe, opened the doors to the Tinatin V Gallery in Sandy Springs, where her own works are featured […]

15 MINUTES WITH ANTHONY DIAZ

Anthony Diaz has a unique morning ritual. The 46-year-old Buckhead resident heads to work well before his colleagues, grabs a set of drumsticks from his desk drawer and rocks out on a set of drums sitting on a small stage in the middle of the office.

The fact that there’s a stage with mics, guitars and other instruments as part of his workplace doesn’t seem all that […]

PERSEVERANCE [ WITH A SIDE OF PIE ]

Amanda Wilbanks, the founder of Southern Baked Pie Company, was so determined to make her business work, she once called 911 to secure a booth at a food festival.

The Southern belle learned that sort of perseverance working in sales before learning to bake from her mother-in-law. “[Being in sales] taught me not to fear rejection,” she says. “When I started Southern Baked Pie in 2012, I […]

MAKING MEMORIES

How one couple filled their home with items collected throughout their travels

In Graeme and Rebecca Burnett’s dining room, a Peter Max painting overlooks a table custom-made from Chinese windows.

Graeme and Rebecca Burnett love the home they call “a diary of our lives.”

When Graeme and Rebecca Burnett moved to Atlanta from Houston in […]

RETAIL THERAPY GETS PROFESSIONAL HELP

YOUR GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF WORKING WITH A STYLIST

MM.LaFleur’s showrooms are designed to facilitate a comfortable, stress-free shopping experience.

Leveraging the help and expertise of a stylist or personal shopper was once the realm of the rich or famous, but no more. Now, everyone from major department stores to independent boutiques is offering the service as part of the guest experience. To […]

THE SECRET IS THE SWIZZLE

With the arrival of rising temperatures, it’s time to add a swizzle to your repertoire.

Inspired by the changing of the seasons, Atlas’ My Secret Answer swizzle is a treat for the senses.

It may sound like a hot new dance move, but swizzles are actually a class of cocktail named for the manner in which the drink is mixed rather than its ingredients. Essentially, […]

ADDRESSING ADDICTION

One Buckhead psychologist takes a holistic approach to treating this growing epidemic

Frustration: That was one of the driving forces behind Janet Cox’s decision to form Synapse, LLC, an addiction treatment center in Buckhead. “I worked with a medical group connected to [a local hospital] for 10 years, trying to make the traditional addiction treatment model, which focuses on the 12 steps, work,” says Cox, a licensed […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – MAY 2018

Food, glorious food. That’s the subject of our cover story this issue, and I couldn’t be more excited.

I mean, who wouldn’t be? Our intrepid writer Jennifer Bradley Franklin has bravely scoured the local dining (and drinking) scene to report on everything from Buckhead’s best brunches to the perfect places for patio dining. She’s uncovered secret off-menu dishes, such as the luscious Lobster Mac at one of […]

LIGHTS, CAMERA, SCANDAL!

Author’s new novel parallels real-life revelations in Hollywood

While the ongoing revelations about misconduct in Hollywood have come as a shock to many in the movie-going public, Bobbi Kornblit isn’t a bit surprised. What does amaze the former film industry insider and Los Angeles resident is the uncanny timing of her new novel, Red Carpet Rivals.

“When it came out at the end of last year, I had […]

A BUCKHEAD INTERNATIONAL EATS ITINERARY

YOUR PASSPORT TO AREA GLOBAL CUISINE

Bangkok Station’s peek gai tod isn’t your ordinary order of chicken wings.

If an international vacation doesn’t make it on your itinerary this summer, don’t despair. A multitude of great places to sample cuisines from around the world exists right in our own backyard. These restaurants represent the true spirit and culture of their countries, ensuring you and your […]