ON ’CUE

Barbecue is a summer tradition in the South. Whether it’s served between a bun, off the bone or low and slow, it all comes down to choosing the right sauce to create that perfect flavor.

With so many saucy options available, knowing the basics about flavors and products is the first step toward perfecting this savory Southern staple.

1. Mrs. Griffin’s Original Barbecue Sauce ($4.25)

The history of Mrs. […]

DOING GOOD BY DESIGN

Famed style guru celebrates his Atlanta fundraiser’s 25th year

Jeffrey Kalinsky’s name is synonymous with his chain of women’s boutiques, Jeffrey, as well as his annual Atlanta fundraiser, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, which has raised millions for the Atlanta AIDS Fund and Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. The fashion show extravaganza celebrates its 25th anniversary on August 28 at Phipps Plaza, the home of his Atlanta boutique. But […]

STRIKE A POSE

MOBILE HEADSHOT STUDIO ARRIVES IN ATLANTA

Get ready for your close-up, Atlanta. The Headshot Truck, a mobile photography studio, is now operating in several neighborhoods throughout the city. The hot-pink truck sets up at select locales and allows business owners, actors and other interested parties to stop in for professional yet affordable headshots. The truck has its own expert team of photographers and makeup artists to help […]

SPARKLING TEETH BENEFIT SICK KIDS

Pearly whites help fund Camp Braveheart

Dr. Hugh Flax of Flax Dental donates proceeds from whitening procedures to CHOA in honor of his daughter, Lindsey.

Each March through June, dentists from all over the country participate in the annual Smiles for Life initiative by donating 100 percent of the proceeds from whitening procedures to various children’s charities. Ultradent and Opalescence, which make whitening products, donate […]

FOUR-LEGGED HIKES

HOW TO HIT THE TRAIL WITH MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Happy dogs and their companions on a hike in forest

It’s a great time of year to hit the numerous trails in and around Atlanta. But instead of going it alone, have you considered bringing your furry friend along? Veterinarian Alissa Stephens of The Village Vets in Buckhead loves to hike with her four dogs. “I […]

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MOMENTS

A weekend of alpine indulgence, Vail-style

Get your adrenaline pumping and take in the view while ziplining through the mountains.

As I hitched the harness up over my waist and buckled the chin strap of my helmet, I looked up at the ziplining platform and out at the Rocky Mountains surrounding me. The thought running through my mind? “No regrets!”

From the mountaintop yoga class I […]

A SHORT DRIVE TO SOME BIG WHITEWATER

DISCOVER A DIFFERENT, MORE DRAMATIC CHATTAHOOCHEE IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

Drifting in a raft in the calm, swift current down the Chattahoochee River toward the churning Class III, IV and V rapids ahead, our river guide, Mookie, gives a brief history of Columbus, Georgia.

“If you look ahead you’ll see a building with a tin roof,” he begins. “That’s where Christopher Columbus first landed after sailing the Nina, the […]

NEWS CLIPS – JULY 2017

LUXE SPA INTRODUCES NEW THERAPIES

The next time you’re thinking about treating yourself to a facial or a massage, consider this: The spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta hotel has launched four new treatments based on the renowned Spanish-owned Natura Bissé skincare line it just started carrying. The O2 Awakening facial, for example, visibly reverses the effects of toxins and pollutants using the power of pure oxygen. […]

MYRTLE BEACH GROWS UP

The family-friendly seaside town has plentiful options for grown-ups, too

A slow spin on the SkyWheel offers panoramic views of sea, sand and sky.

Giant Ferris wheels, cotton candy, roller coasters, fun houses: For folks who grew up in the South, the chances are good they have at least one fond childhood memory of Myrtle Beach, South […]

A BUCKHEAD GYM WITH PULL

Giving back while you get fit

When a skiing accident sidelined Buckhead resident Elliott Smith, the lifelong athlete had to forgo his running regimen for six months. “Rowing became the best alternative because it provided a total workout without stressing my joints,” he says. “My wife, Lauren, gave it a try, and was immediately hooked, too.”

The problem: There were few rowing options in the city, so the […]