SERVICE OVER CELEBRATION

Forgoing the office party for more charitable endeavors

In lieu of attending a holiday party, Condominium Concepts employees devote a day of service to helping others.

After years of hosting holiday parties for her staff at Condominium Concepts Management (CCM) in Sandy Springs, CEO Darlys Walker had a light bulb moment. How would her employees feel about doing a day of service instead of a […]

Breakout to Breckenridge

A winter getaway to Colorado is a fit for the whole family

Breckenridge’s stunning vistas and laid-back vibe will not disappoint

She clicks into her 30-inch skis, and my entire body tenses. I see the concentration on her face as the instructor talks her through the ride up the “magic carpet” and how to shuffle her feet to get in place. Without skipping a beat, […]

AT THE WHEEL

AS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF LYFT’S ATLANTA OPERATIONS, SAM BOND IS RIDING HIGH

As area GM, Bond presides over all of Lyft’s Atlanta operations.

Sam Bond is a rarity in Atlanta. He decided a while back to give up his car and just take Lyft wherever he goes.

When you learn that Bond is the head of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

WALKING IN SENOIA

Even those who don’t care about zombies will enjoy this little town

The Waking Dead Cafe is an extension of the Woodbury Shoppe that sells Walking Dead-related merchandise on Main Street.

Every Sunday night this time of year, millions of people across America are glued to their TV sets, eagerly watching the latest episode of the hit apocalyptic thriller The Walking Dead. Like the swarms […]

NEWS CLIPS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

A NEW WAY TO GET YOUR WORKOUT ON

Fit9, a fitness studio from the owners of Stellar Bodies, has opened its doors in Buckhead. The one-hour group workouts combine high-intensity interval training and metabolic conditioning, as well as elements from boxing and athletic training, to maximize clients’ results while minimizing injury. Using top-of-the line exercise equipment and technology, you’ll strengthen every muscle in your body, boost your heart health and torch major calories. “From the […]

THE WHEEL DEAL

RELAY BIKE SHARE PROGRAM ROLLS OUT IN BUCKHEAD

With its more than 500 bikes and 50 stations throughout Midtown and downtown Atlanta, chances are you’ve noticed the aqua colored Relay bikes wheeling around town. The program has now launched in Buckhead, and local residents can pick up a set of wheels to run errands or just go for a spin. Currently, three Relay stations are available in […]

PACIFIED IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Pack up all your cares and woes and escape to the idyllic Mahekal Beach Resort

Sunsets in Playa del Carmen call for a stroll along the beach.

The scene at the Cancun airport once you go through Customs is chaotic. You have to dodge a barrage of uniformed, seemingly legitimate greeters asking where you’re going, the majority of whom are just trying to get you […]

QUEEN FOR A DAY

Buckhead businesses donate a day of pampering

Last year’s Season of Giving winner Deborah Sims (center) is flanked by pal Monique Hart (left) and Maria Heckscher Salon stylist Nabat Kheteb.

In 2016, the Maria Heckscher Salon, along with Labels Resale Boutique and Portofino restaurant, hosted a contest called The Season of Giving. The businesses, all on Paces Ferry Place in Buckhead, wanted to treat a […]