RETAIL THERAPY GETS PROFESSIONAL HELP

YOUR GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF WORKING WITH A STYLIST

MM.LaFleur’s showrooms are designed to facilitate a comfortable, stress-free shopping experience.

Leveraging the help and expertise of a stylist or personal shopper was once the realm of the rich or famous, but no more. Now, everyone from major department stores to independent boutiques is offering the service as part of the guest experience. To […]

ADDRESSING ADDICTION

One Buckhead psychologist takes a holistic approach to treating this growing epidemic

Frustration: That was one of the driving forces behind Janet Cox’s decision to form Synapse, LLC, an addiction treatment center in Buckhead. “I worked with a medical group connected to [a local hospital] for 10 years, trying to make the traditional addiction treatment model, which focuses on the 12 steps, work,” says Cox, a licensed […]

GO THE DISTANCE

LOCAL TRAINERS SHARE 5 PEACHTREE ROAD RACE-READY TIPS

Atlanta, GA, USA – July 4, 2014: Thousands of runners run down Peachtree Street on their way to the finish line of the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta.

You did it! You’ve signed up to run your first AJC Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta’s, and the world’s, largest 10K run. And then the panic ensues. How are you […]

MAKEOVER YOUR MAKEUP

THESE RUNWAY BEAUTY TRENDS FRESHEN UP YOUR SUMMER STYLE

Portrait of a woman with a charming smile in a summer dress and earrings tassels

Makeup trends often tend to border on the extreme— just think back to the contouring craze. While over-the-top looks such as black lipstick can be fun for certain special occasions or events, on a day-to-day basis, most makeup wearers just want […]

DECODING THE WORKPLACE DRESS CODE

Famed American costume designer Edith Head once quipped, “You can have anything you want if you dress for it.”

HER: Red Haute ivory mock-neck sleeveless lace tank ($88), BCBG black knit tuxedo blazer ($119), Hudson black denim skinny jeans ($165), Chinese Laundry Sitara ankle-strap heel shoes ($80), MJ Accessories hobo braided tassel bag ($68), Gorjana beaded tassel adjustable necklace ($110) and gold and black […]

DESK SET

PUT THE WORK IN WORKOUT WITH THESE FOUR MOVES TO DO ON THE JOB

Sitting: If only what many of us do for 40 hours every week could be good for us, but it’s not. “Research has linked sitting for long periods with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome,” says Bill Sonnemaker, founder of Buckhead’s Catalyst Fitness. “Doing some exercise when you’re at […]

THE 5-MINUTE PICK-ME-UP

Keep these products in your desk drawer for a midday refresh

 paraben-free Pür Fully Charged Mascara

paraben-free Pür Fully Charged Mascara

As the workday goes by, your once-fresh visage and voluminous blow dry may transform into something more drab, tired and limp. The solution? Perk up your appearance and feel refreshed in under five minutes by keeping a small stash of beauty products in your […]

CONTEMPORARY MEETS ASIAN IN BUCKHEAD

How one couple converted a traditional European home into a modern marvel

The clean palette of the family room allows the natural light to highlight the space.

The clean palette of the family room allows the natural light to highlight the space.

When Suzanne and Dale Kirkland first met four years ago, he was living in Atlanta and she was living in Chicago, but she also […]

IT’S IN THE BAG

TOYIN AJAYI’S SUSTAINABLE HANDBAGS ARE ANYTHING BUT GRANOLA

TOYIN AJAYI’S SUSTAINABLE HANDBAGS

Fun, bright, edgy, fashionable and eco-friendly : Sandy Springs designer Toyin Ajayi believes these are not mutually exclusive terms. You can tie them all together with her new line of Ife Medow handbags.

The 32-year-old has a background as unique as her bags. “I was born in London and came to Atlanta when I was 9,” says […]

CREATING LASTING FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Buckhead resident Allison Vaccaro transforms home exteriors without swinging a hammer.

Allison Vaccaro and her sister, Cassie McDowell

Allison Vaccaro and her sister, Cassie McDowell

Back in November, Allison Vaccaro and her sister, Cassie McDowell, launched Brick & Batten, their Atlanta-based virtual home exterior design business. That’s right: home exterior. They help clients choose external paint and trim colors, lighting fixtures and home accents such as […]