KING OF THE GRILL

It’s been a long time coming, but Stephen Franklin now reigns supreme at his new barbecue joint…

Famed foodie Anthony Bourdain once said, “Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” Buckhead resident Stephen Franklin couldn’t agree more, and he’s on his way to proving it at his new restaurant DAS BBQ. “There’s something mystical about barbecue and its ability to break […]

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

As executive director of Livable Buckhead, Denise Starling strives to make Buckhead a community with “a soul”.

It’s a gorgeous fall Saturday, and Denise Starling has been hard at work since early in the morning, running errands in preparation for the Trails, Tails & Ales event taking place that afternoon next to the Lindmont Association Dog Park off Piedmont Road. The executive director of Livable Buckhead, a […]

SPACE SAVER

VETERAN CONSULTANT ROCHEL PARKER SHARES THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FENG SHUI

Using her trusty Chinese compass, Rochel Parker performs a feng shui makeover on client Meredith Williams' Buckhead condo.

Using her trusty Chinese compass, Rochel Parker performs a feng shui makeover on client Meredith Williams’ Buckhead condo.

In a nondescript meeting room at the back of the Sandy Springs library, Rochel Parker is holding court in […]

THE MAYOR OF MIRTH

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HOW THE MAN KNOWN AS BATON BOB BRINGS SMILES TO THE FACES OF BUCKHEAD RESIDENTS

If you live or work in Buckhead or Midtown, you’ve no doubt seen him. Granted, it’s hard to miss a 5-foot-11-inch, 200-pound man jubilantly prancing down the street blaring a whistle and twirling a baton while wearing a tutu, wedding dress or other flamboyant outfit. Bob Jamerson, known around town as […]

QUEEN OF THE RING

TERRI MOSS HAS THE EYE OF THE TIGER WHEN IT COMES TO BOXING

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Behind a nondescript door and down a steep set of stairs in a shopping strip off Buford Highway is Buckhead Fight Club. And at the center of it all is Terri “The Boss” Moss.

Moss, 50, a petite blonde who is all of 5-foot-1 and 107 pounds, owns and runs the 15,000-square-foot gym that […]

WATCHING HER GARDEN GROW

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Mary Pat Matheson plots its path to success.

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Mary Pat Matheson may not be a botanical expert studying the difference between a Pinus taeda and a Quercus falcate, but that doesn’t mean she’s any less qualified to oversee operations at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. In fact, before Matheson came on as president and CEO in 2002, the Garden was but a sapling compared […]

A FULL PLATE

What’s cooking with PeachDish founder Hadi Irvani?

PeachDish staffers converge each Thursday in the Buckhead home of company founder Hadi Irvani (center) to perfect and photograph upcoming meal kits.

PeachDish staffers converge each Thursday in the Buckhead home of company founder Hadi Irvani (center) to perfect and photograph upcoming meal kits.

The pantry in Hadi Irvani’s stylish Buckhead home is so well stocked and organized, it […]

LITTLE GUY, BIG TALENT

Ten-year-old Owen Vaccaro is already an acting pro, with two hit movies under his belt.

Photo: Kelsey Edwards

Photo: Kelsey Edwards

It is an unseasonably warm December afternoon in New York City when Buckhead-based actor Owen Vaccaro steps out of his chauffeured car and makes his way onto the red carpet for the premiere of his new movie, Daddy’s Home. As he stops […]

IF HE BUILDS IT, THEY WILL COME

When you grow up but don’t outgrow playing with LEGOs, you make it your job.

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Aries Viera is 24 years old, and he still plays with LEGOs. In fact, it’s his job. Yes, the man gets paid to play with LEGO bricks all day. (Technically they’re called “bricks.”)

"I think three dimensionally," Aries Viera says of his ability to create mind-blowing [...]
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