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 […]

BEWITCHED IN BIRMINGHAM

UNDER THE SPELL OF THE GRAND BOHEMIAN HOTEL MOUNTAIN BROOK

I am holding on for dear life. I’m in the backseat of a Porsche Panamera Turbo being driven around a 2.38-mile, 16-turn track at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour as two other Panameras zip by mere inches from our bumper. This exhilarating ride, which took place at the Porsche Sport Driving School in Leeds, […]

NEWS CLIPS – JANUARY 2017

A SHROOMIN’ DEBUT

Inspired by its eclectic, hippie pizza joints, yellow mushroom-covered pizza boxes and bubbly colored murals, Mellow Mushroom has created an entire lifestyle and clothing collection called “House of Shroom.” Spearheaded by a team of artists, including Atlanta-based Dusty Griffin and Destiny Holden, the House of Shroom collection can be found online with select items available in Mellow Mushroom locations in Buckhead and Brookhaven. The full line includes hoodies, letterman jackets, short and […]

TIME TO UNWINE-D

The best of Helen, Georgia, beyond the kitsch.

Helen’s architecture embraces the designs traditionally found in Germany’s Bavaria region.

Driving two hours north of Buckhead can feel like crossing into a totally different country— especially in the Alpine town of Helen, which is as close to Germany as you can get in Georgia without a passport. Originally inhabited by Cherokee tribes and later European miners, […]

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 […]

BARKING B&Bs

PET-SITTING SERVICES OFFER LOVING HOMESTAYS

DogVacay began when its two founders were sick of leaving their dog at the kennel. Today, dog sitters open up their homes to local pets through their online service.

DogVacay began when its two founders were sick of leaving their dog at the kennel. Today, dog sitters open up their homes to local pets through their online service.

With the […]

INSPIRED BY “SHARK TANK”

Sixth-grader creates and sells business.

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Eleven-year-old Buckhead resident Chloe Wilbert has already achieved every entrepreneur’s dream: to develop and sell a business. With the help of her parents, Caroline and Tony, the precocious Pace Academy sixth grader launched a website called Periwinkle. me that sells subscription earrings suitable for young girls. It was so successful that six months later, a Portland, Maine, company, Ironplane, made her […]

LIGHT THE NIGHT

Buckhead resident raises funds to cure blood cancers.

Led by Kim Nelson, Bank- South partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise funds at the Light the Night Walk.

Led by Kim Nelson, Bank- South partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise funds at the Light the Night Walk.

BankSouth Mortgage CEO Kim Nelson, a Buckhead resident, had more than a passing […]

THE ULTIMATE VOLUNTEER

Elegant Elf Marketplace supports Sandy Springs nonprofits.

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Valerie Love joined the 10-year old Sandy Springs Society in 1998 and was soon tapped to head up “Give Your Heart to Art,” an auction that netted $75,000 and drew a crowd of 250. It set the stage for future events and sealed Love’s reputation as someone who could get things done.

Quick to downplay her role, Love credits members: […]

SHOP, DROP, REPEAT

New hotel offers a revival oasis between binges.

The recently-opened AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead sits on the edge of Phipps Plaza.

The recently-opened AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead sits on the edge of Phipps Plaza.

The sun begins to edge around the corner of the dark drapes covering two picture windows. The crisp linen sheets and the fluffy duvet are hard to leave, but there’s a […]