CASTLES IN SPAIN

The country’s paradores offer an enchanting alternative to conventional hotels

This parador in Sigüenza is a former castle whose origin dates back to the 12th century.

STORY & PHOTOS: Wendell Brock

n Spain, it’s entirely possible to live in a castle and eat like a king— if you stay in a parador, that is.

That’s exactly what I did on my last visit, after two of my […]

REMEMBERING CAREY CARTER

A beloved local hairdresser leaves a legacy of giving

STORY: Mickey Goodman

When Carey Carter, co-owner of the Carter- Barnes on Paces hair salon, failed to show up for work Jan. 3, the staff knew something was terribly wrong, because Carter prided himself on never arriving late for a client’s appointment. Equally disturbing, he didn’t answer his cellphone. Fearing the worst, Kyla Edwards, the salon manager; her husband, […]

NEWS CLIPS – JUNE 2018

BY: Karon Warren

NEW COMPANY ELEVATES PET SITTING IN BUCKHEAD

Now available in Buckhead, Tuxedo Pets offers a variety of professional pet-sitting services to Atlanta residents and their best friends. Ranging from drop-in visits for a walk or some playtime to overnights and custom services such as taking your pet to the dog groomer, Tuxedo Pets provides premium options for clients and their furry companions. Its sitters will send you Snapchat pics and videos of your […]

THE TOURS LESS TRAVELED

FIVE OUT-OF-THE-ORDINARY DAY TRIPS YOUR KIDS WILL FLIP FOR

Head south to Milledgeville for a day of fun paddling on the Oconee River.

STORY: Sue Rodman

When lazy summer days at the pool start to get a little old, it’s time to plan a fun day trip with the kids. There’s no shortage of museums and attractions in Atlanta, but why not break out of the […]

A NORTH CAROLINA CHARMER

True to its tourism slogan, Charlotte’s “got a lot”

Rev your engines during a stay in Charlotte with a drive in a race car simulator at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

STORY: Jill Becker

On lap five, as I was speeding around the Pomona Raceway at more than 150 miles per hour, my crew chief’s voice came through my headset, warning me of a crash on […]

AN INTELLIGENT ABODE

Smart-home technology is front and center these days, with a range of devices and price points to make any house the smartest in the neighborhood. These handy, high-tech devices allow homeowners to control everything from lighting to thermostats to garage doors, all by remoted gadget or voice command.

Amazon Echo Dot – Photo: Courtesy Amazon

STORY: Jessica Dauler
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Amazon Echo Dot ($35)

Alexa is Echo’s […]

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY

Buckhead Coalition provides free legal forms

Glasses and pen with a Last Will and Testament

BY: Mickey Goodman

When pop star Prince died back in 2016 without an estate plan, the six potential heirs to his reported $200 million fortune were left in legal limbo. “We didn’t want that to happen to anyone over 18 living in Buckhead, and decided to come up with a solution,” […]

HELPING TEENS FIND THEIR GROOVE

Coach Foundation sponsors mentoring program for girls

Left to right: Step Up CEO Jenni Luke with Step Up girls Nayai, Autumn and Bryonna at the recent Lenox Square Coach store event.

BY: Mickey Goodman

To kick off the Atlanta Step Up program that helps young girls reach their potential, the Coach store at Lenox Square hosted an event for students from underserved area high schools and […]

OLD STORY, NEW CHAPTER

The latest renovations at Barnsley Resort offer further reason to escape to northwest Georgia

Fire pits dot the property as inviting gathering spots year-round.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

It started with a romantic but tragic love story that predates the Civil War. Godfrey Barnsley’s dream was to build a country estate for his sickly wife who needed to escape Savannah’s swampy air. Though she died in 1845 […]

LOCAL DENTIST RIGHTS A WRONG

Giving free dental care to Holocaust survivors

Valery Kats (right) is one of the Holocaust survivors who received free dental services from Dr. Michael Friedman.

BY: Mickey Goodman

The number of Holocaust survivors dwindles each year, but those still living continue to face hardships. One of their major issues is a lack of proper dental care, the result of sustained malnutrition during World War II, little […]