SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ON POINT

Funding the arts aids both recipients and the community

Stacy Galan Shailendra’s philanthropy includes scholarships for three Atlanta Ballet students.

Buckhead resident and luxury real estate broker Stacy Galan Shailendra is passionate about giving back to her adopted city by funding the local arts. She recently created an annual scholarship in her name with the Atlanta Ballet and awarded grants to three talented students.

“Dance was […]

A GEM OF AN IDEA

Making bracelets promotes wellness and self-worth

Bivi Franco (left) takes some of the stress out of cancer treatments by teaching patients the art of making bracelets.

Bivi Franco has watched family members and friends struggle not only with the pain of cancer, but the effect it has on their self-esteem. “I’m not a doctor, and I can’t heal them, but I wanted to find a […]

NEWS CLIPS – JUNE 2017

The St. Regis Atlanta

SANDY SPRINGS CONCERT SERIES OPENS

The season for outdoor concerts has arrived, kicking off with the 21st season of Concerts by the Springs at Heritage Green in Sandy Springs. Held on the second Sunday of every month from May to September, the free public event is a favorite among locals. Over the coming months, visitors can expect to hear music from […]

SUMMER’S SWEET RETURN

5 KID-FRIENDLY ICE CREAM PARLORS IN BUCKHEAD

Sprinkles Cupcakes

W hat better way to bring the hot Atlanta heat down a few notches than with a cool ice cream cone? Buckhead has both traditional ice cream parlors, as well as some upscale treat shops with unique kid-friendly ice cream desserts. Try one, or better yet, try them all this summer!

NAILED IT

VENETIAN NAIL SPA OPENS FIRST ATLANTA LOCATION

Upscale nail salon Venetian Nail Spa recently opened its first location in Georgia at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. “Venetian Nail Spa is the perfect place to indulge after a day of shopping,” says Anneliese Reid, marketing manager of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Venetian-inspired decor is accented by marble floors and fresco-style ceilings. The spa menu includes manicures and pedicures, waxing, […]

VIRGINIA IS FOR WINE LOVERS

Charlottesville offers a tantalizing cluster of grapes and history

Barboursville Vineyards offers a copious taste of wine and history

Thomas Jefferson was a master of many things, but making wine from European grapes grown on Virginia soil eluded him. And yet, nearly 200 years after the death of America’s third president and our nation’s founding oenophile, Jefferson’s home state cuts an impressive figure in the […]

SHIP AHOY!

RENT A HOUSEBOAT FOR AN OUT-OF-THE ORDINARY OVERNIGHT ON LAKE LANIER

After hours spent navigating through waves and around bends, your boat lands on a private island dotted with trees. You climb ashore and hit the sandy beach to collect shells, enjoy a picnic lunch and relax under the sun. This idyllic scene feels a world away from the bustle of Buckhead, and yet it’s so close you’ve probably driven by it dozens of times.

If […]

THE BOW TIES MAKE THE MAN

From down and out to dynamo

Once homeless, Jay Austin now gives back to the community through his budding business.

To talk with entrepreneur Jay Austin, no one would ever guess that he spent four years living on the street. “I made some bad choices, but I finally said to myself, ‘You’re either going to lie here and die or get up and go to […]

DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

AS CANADA’S CONSUL GENERAL IN ATLANTA, LOUISE BLAIS IS IN CHARGE OF OUR NEIGHBOR TO THE NORTH’S INTERESTS IN GEORGIA AND BEYOND

Security issues and a packed schedule necessitate Blais using a driver to get to all of her appointments around town.

It’s 11:50 a.m. on a Friday, and a couple dozen people are milling about a conference room at the Miller & Martin law […]

HORSING AROUND IN VIRGINIA

Salamander Resort & Spa affords the idyllic countryside for equestrian pursuits and relaxed elegance

Discover the Virginia countryside on horseback with one of the resort’s trail rides, or take a riding lesson in its riding arena.

The Salamander’s luxe accommodations reflect a fine Virginia estate and overlook a manicured lawn, where playing lawn games […]