MOUNTAIN ESCAPE

Stephen and Gale Barnett took great care to build a second home that blended with its environment

The Barnetts incorporated native materials into the home’s construction to match its surroundings.

When longtime Buckhead residents Stephen and Gale Barnett started searching for a second home, they knew exactly what they didn’t want in the community where they would live. They wanted to avoid a traditional golf, […]

SIGNS OF THE SEASON

Mailboxes raise money and set the holiday scene

Mailboxes decorated by volunteers help fund programs at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

In 1991, Brookhaven resident Toni Rhett created The Mailbox Brigade in her neighborhood to raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) in appreciation for the recovery of her daughter, Alix. People paid to have the group decorate their mailboxes with fresh greenery, berries, magnolia […]

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Buckhead’s Kenny Blank heads up the world’s largest Jewish film festival

Kenny Blank was always interested in entertainment, even staging puppet shows for his family as a child. These days, he has a job that puts him squarely in that arena—serving as the executive director of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the city’s most-attended film festival and the world’s largest Jewish film festival.

Born in Queens, New York, […]

ONE ENCHANTED EVENING

MEET RUDOLPH AND PALS AT THE CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER

Make magical holiday memories with the whole family at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Wonders event Dec. 10. Children of all ages will have a blast getting to meet live reindeer and experiencing the center’s new winter exhibit, featuring fairy houses and gnome homes. Other highlights include crafts, face painting, marshmallow roasting, story time and more. If […]

DON WE NOW OUR GARISH APPAREL

ANNUAL EVENT EMBRACES THE UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER

Finally, you have a good reason to sport that cheesy Christmas sweater your great-aunt gave you 10 years ago. On Dec. 16, grab your tackiest holiday garb and join hundreds of other revelers for the third annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl. This guided Buckhead  area bar tour kicks off at Buckhead Saloon with a registration party featuring raffles and giveaways. […]

THE STYLE GUIDE FOR THE SEASON

WHAT TO WEAR FOR EVERY OCCASION OVER THE HOLIDAYS

Tis the season when you feel like your calendar is filled with holiday festivities—office parties, gift exchanges, the list goes on and on. With your busy schedule, shopping for the perfect outfit might be the last thing you have time for, but we are here to help. We’ve put together some fun and festive looks to cover every occasion this holiday season.

FORMAL AND FESTIVE

NIBBLES FOR NIGHT OWLS

New to Andrews Square, adjoining restaurants Bar Americano and Bar Crema give Buckhead residents the chance to indulge their late-night hunger pangs.

Explains Executive Chef Adam Waller, “In a neighborhood known for its late-night bar scene, we noticed that the late-night food offerings were limited.” To remedy this, Bar Americano offers a selection of pizzas, two or three salads, bar snacks and a charcuterie plate until 2 […]

HOLIDAY TEA TIME

In a season full of rich drinks like eggnog, cocoa and hot buttered rum, it can be nice to sip and save a few calories. You don’t even have to forgo the holiday spirit. Instead, spread cheer with these festive seasonal teas that are low in calories and added sugar.

1. Spiced Apple Cider (2 oz., $10)

Spice up your holidays with this calorie-free take on a traditional […]

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STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE WITH #WEDOHARDSTUFF

Jesse Itzler (in white T-shirt) leads a group walk during a fitness retreat earlier this year.

Two thousand and seventeen reps of burpees, sit-ups, pushups, dips and squats to ring in 2017—that’s how it all started.

“I really wanted to do something to celebrate the new year in January, so I settled on doing 2,017 reps of the five […]