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 […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – MARCH / APRIL 2018

I hate to date myself, but the most high-tech piece of equipment I used at my first official office job was a non-correcting typewriter. (Goodness knows how many bottles of Wite-Out I went through back in the day!)

Our copier didn’t have a collating feature, we filed endless copies of paper documents and a receptionist actually answered phones and transferred incoming calls. My desk was one of […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2018

Atlanta is a great place to be. In fact, it was recently named the eighth hippest city in the country in a nationwide poll.

But sometimes you need to get away and explore what the rest of the world has to offer. And that means travel, which is the theme of this issue’s cover story.

This particular topic is near and dear to my heart. You might even […]

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 […]