WELL TRAVELED

Food and wine rival the sand and sea on the Mayan Riviera…

Rosewood Mayakoba’s lagoon offers a dramatic welcome

In her seminal essay A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” I’m inclined to agree. Fortunately, at the first annual Masters of Food Wine and Golf Festival at the spectacular Mayakoba […]

WEDDING WONDERS

Couple donates entire registry to kids with chronic or terminal illnesses…

Kristin Klingshirn and her fiancée, Bart Mattingly, prepare for their April 22 wedding.

Kristin Klingshirn, co-host of Q100’s “The Bert Show,” and her fiancé, Bart Mattingly, have been together for 10 years. Since they have all the household essentials, they questioned the need for a bridal registry when they began planning their April 22 […]

CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION

N.C. town’s food and wine event a delightful draw… April 26-30, 2017

Beaufort Wine & Food Festival is a splendid excuse to take in the pleasures of this historic town, established in 1709 and the crown jewel of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. While the culinary festival allows you to spend nights sipping wine and peeking into some of the most gracious homes lining the streets of this […]

CLOTHING BOUTIQUE CHANGES LIVES

Helping women and children is at the heart of Fab’rik

The Spinola family, left to right: Ryder, 5; Angelo; Lincoln, 7; Asher, 3; Dana and Hudson, 9, put their hearts into Fab’rik boutique.

Buckhead resident Dana Spinola left corporate America in 2006 to follow her dream of owning a clothing boutique “with a heart,” where women could afford to look beautiful. Her store, Fab’rik, not […]

FIGHTING THE DEADLIEST CHILDHOOD CANCER

Buckhead family funds cutting-edge research.

Cheryl and Phil Yagoda have raised millions to fund pediatric brain and spinal cord research to aid 40,000 children in the U.S.

When 2-year-old Ian, the son of Cheryl and Phil Yagoda of Buckhead, was diagnosed with a lesion in his brain stem, the couple was stunned to learn there was no cure. Desperate to find a way to help […]

SAILING THE BALTIC SEA

A 5-day cruise on the Silver Whisper.

The sleek Silver Whisper glides silently through the open waters of the Baltic.

Travel is as much about the journey as the destination. My travel buddy, Patty Ellis, and I remembered that mantra as we dragged our jet-lagged selves aboard the Silversea Cruise Line’s Silver Whisper after a 15-hour flight from Atlanta to Stockholm. To our delight, we […]

SOUPER STARS

Warm up winter with a steamy bowl of soup at any of these popular Buckhead eateries. From universal classics to unfamiliar combinations, discover a few reasons to revisit the comforting essence of soup.

1. Watershed: Potlikker Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings ($8)

A pioneer in the farm to table movement, Watershed serves soulful dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Do not miss the opportunity to try the seasonal Potlikker soup […]

A FANTASTICALLY FRENCH NEW YEAR

Huff Harrington’s 2017 collection fills its new Buckhead location

The decor in 2017 is all about “the mix,” according to the co-owners of Huff Harrington Home.

Seasoned designers and co-owners of Huff Harrington Home, Ann Huff and Meg Harrington spent the last part of 2016 scouting French fairs and expositions to curate their winter collection, just in time to stock the boutique’s new location on […]

TOWER LIGHTS UP THE COMMUNITY

Giving back is second nature to its owner.

Michael Greenbaum’s corporate model includes giving back to the community that has supported Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits throughout the years.

Michael Greenbaum, owner of Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits, wants to do far more than just sell beverages. Known for helping under served people and organizations such as United Way and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the […]