EDITOR’S CORNER – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

I only know how to cook two things: lasagna and cheesecake. When I do go to the trouble to make them, they’re darn good, but the rest of my efforts in the kitchen could best be described as haphazard.

After sharing a meal I’ve made, I’ve had people politely say things such as “Nice try” and “That was interesting.” It doesn’t hurt my feelings necessarily (we each […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – OCTOBER 2017

Groucho Marx once famously said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.”

Marx apparently never visited any of Buckhead’s private clubs, which are the subject of our cover story this issue. These venerable members-only institutions, the oldest of which dates back to 1883, have long been hallowed gathering places for Atlanta’s movers and shakers. Today, membership in […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – SEPTEMBER 2017

I love kids. Always have.

I was a foster parent for about a year and have mentored young boys and girls through both Big Brothers Big Sisters and Communities in Schools. And I spend oodles of time with the two most adorable nephews in the world. But I’ve never had children of my own. If I’m honest, I find the idea intimidating. The thought of […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JULY 2017

Over the course of my publishing career, I’ve been fortunate to have interviewed many successful, interesting and inspiring people.

The short list includes Michael Eisner, the former Disney chairman and chief executive; award-winning singer and actor Harry Connick Jr.; and Atlanta’s own Sara Blakely, the billionaire founder of the Spanx empire.

To be frank, speaking with them about their many accomplishments, oftentimes achieved in the face […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JUNE 2017

.I am not a fan of having my picture taken.

I could be having my best hair day ever, love what I’m wearing and have my makeup professionally done, and yet I’d still cringe when someone whips out a camera. Inevitably what happens is that the person taking my picture keeps urging me to “Smile!” and in my head I’m screaming, “I am […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – MAY 2017

IMG_1918_pp-1If I weren’t a writer and editor, I’d be a vet.

A large animal vet, to be exact. It was a passion that developed while growing up on a farm in Chile. But by high school, science became my least favorite subject. I decided I needed a plan B. I followed my love of writing into journalism, but have filled the animal void by writing about […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – MARCH 2017

IMG_1918_pp-1I’ve never really thought about my life without siblings.

My two older brothers had such a profound impact on who I am that I’m sure without them, I’d be a completely different person. They taught me to stand up for myself and the ones I love. They encouraged me to shed my serious layers and be silly—to have fun. They gave me insight into boys (and […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JANUARY 2017

IMG_1918_pp-1It used to be that meeting a potential partner happened by chance at a bar or through mutual friends.

Today it’s a whole new ballgame. When I listen to my single friends vent about the current state of the dating world—only texting, dating sites and apps—it all seems like too much to keep up with. I can barely handle one Facebook account! The reality is that […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – NOVEMBER 2016

IMG_1918_pp-1The first time I visited Los Angeles almost 20 years ago, my family and I took a tour of Paramount Studios, and I had an out-of-body experience when we walked by Tom Cruise.

Although I’ve matured a bit since then, I still get flustered when I see a celebrity. And while I always expect to see famous faces on the streets of New York or […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – OCTOBER 2016

IMG_1918_pp-1I have lots of interests, but I’m constantly complaining that I don’t have enough hours in the day to pursue them.

No time for yoga, to cook or take a photography class. So when I started reading about the CEOs in this issue who train for Ironman races, write short stories and go shooting, I realized that it’s not about if you have the time, […]