ENDING FAMILY HOMELESSNESS

Jim Chapman Communities offers new beginnings

In an effort to give back to the Atlanta community that has been so good to him, Buckhead resident and home builder Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities, has donated a new three bedroom, two-bath home at one-half the construction cost to Family Promise of Hall County, an organization with 50 affiliates nationwide that works to end the cycle of […]

AQUATIC ART

Float the remaining days of summer away on one of the season’s hottest trends: luxury inflatable rafts, which prove as practical as they are stylish and are continually endorsed by celebs on social media.

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These picture-perfect adult floats will have you ready for end-of-summer BBQs, beach outings and pool parties. Ride-on, lie-on, float or play, having fun in the sun has never looked better.

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GOOD EATS

TASTE OF BUCKHEAD BRINGS TOGETHER TOP CHEFS FOR A CAN’T-MISS EVENT

If you appreciate good food and delicious drinks (and who doesn’t?), mark your calendars for Sept. 14, when Taste of Buckhead returns to American Spirit Works for its 14th annual celebration.

This year, hungry event-goers will be able to sample mouthwatering eats from the chefs at more than 20 […]

MOUNTAINS’ MAJESTY

SCENIC HELEN, GEORGIA, GETS ITS FIRST LUXURY RESORT

It’s late June, when the temps are reaching up into the 90s across most of Georgia, and I’m sleeping comfortably in my hotel room with the patio door open, having been lulled into slumber by the soothing sounds of Mother Nature. It’s a surprisingly cool summer night, even for the North Georgia mountains, making my stay at the newly […]

STILL SCULPTING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

Steve Steinman’s work permeates our public spaces and a new show

Next time you find yourself rushing to the Buckhead MARTA station only to find you’ve just missed your train, instead of pacing the platform in frustration, let your gaze wander across the rails and take in the colored panels lining the outer walls. Inhale deeply and thank Steve Steinman for providing a moment of artistic calm.

ALE SHARPTON’S DRAFT PICKS

Atlanta’s beer expert shares his favorite spots to indulge in craft brews.

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As a beer journalist and dedicated authority on what I consider the world’s most interesting beverage, I spend grueling hours unselfishly unearthing the best places for fellow advocates to imbibe. Okay, I am being a bit facetious […]

LAVISHLY ALONE

A solo trip to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples soothes the soul

The hotel’s poolside cabanas beckon you to stay all day.

I’d almost forgotten what it was like to just be responsible for me. No dog to feed. No family dinner to make. No baby bedtime routine to go through. So I packed my bags and headed south to revel in a little “me time.” The […]

MILLER TIME

Suwanee transplants Dee and Dan Miller make a move to a custom Buckhead abode

Decorating a home is no easy feat, especially one with 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Dee Miller’s designer eye—honed while running a home-staging business, and now with Outrageous Interiors in Suwanee—was more than ready for the task when she and husband Dan embarked on the building of their three-story Buckhead home. In fact, […]

NO-WHINING DINING

SIX KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS THAT ADULTS CAN ALSO ENJOY

There are kid restaurants and there are adult restaurants. For parents, the challenge is to find ones that combine both aspects: good food, along with a guilt-free environment in which the staffers—and fellow diners— understand that wee ones are messier, louder and often need a little more attention. We found six local spots that perfectly fit the bill, offering […]

AVOIDING POST-BABY PARTNERSHIP PITFALLS

EXPERTS REVEAL WHAT IT TAKES FOR NEW PARENTS TO STAY CONNECTED

Having a baby can bring great joy to a couple. It can also be a time of great stress in the relationship. “Children can be ruthless in their demands for attention,” says Gerry Lane, a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in Buckhead. “The couple has to have the ability to escape from their children from […]