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 […]

GOOD-FOR-YOU GETAWAYS

4 DESTINATIONS FOR FIT AND WELL VACATIONS

Fairmont Scottsdale

Fairmont Scottsdale

Turkey, cookies, latkes, Champagne— these are just a few of our favorite things that have likely left us droopy, bloated and dreading the upcoming bathing suit season. To help give those post holiday hangovers the heave-ho, we’ve rounded up four destinations that offer a wellness reboot.

Read on to figure out which is a fit for […]

AN HOMAGE TO HISTORIC HOMES

A LOCAL ARCHITECT PENS A BOOK ON NOTABLE BROOKHAVEN RESIDENCES

8 Brookhaven Dr © Richard Diedrich

8 Brookhaven Dr © Richard Diedrich

Surrounding the Capital City Club lies a bucolic community that blocks out the hustle and bustle of Peachtree Road. Historic Brookhaven is beloved by its residents and many outside its borders as well. After 33 years of living in the picturesque neighborhood, architect Richard […]

CLEAN UP YOUR BEAUTY ACT

START FRESH WITH CHEMICAL-FREE PRODUCTS IN 2018

Chemical Free Beauty Products

A new year offers a blank slate, an opportunity to start over and make better choices. As you’re planning a new fitness routine and stocking the pantry with healthful food choices, take a peek inside that beauty cabinet, too. It’s the perfect time to ditch the biggest chemical offenders and detoxify your beauty essentials.

BRONZE MEDAL

USE THESE TIPS TO GET A NATURAL LOOKING TAN IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER

Like to maintain a healthy glow this time of year, but you’ve been burned by sunless tanning in the past? With the threat of orange undertones, an obviously too-tan hue or streaky, uneven parts, you may be inclined to stay away from both spray tans and self-tanners. But times have changed, and there are […]

MOUNTAIN ESCAPE

Stephen and Gale Barnett took great care to build a second home that blended with its environment

The Barnetts incorporated native materials into the home’s construction to match its surroundings.

When longtime Buckhead residents Stephen and Gale Barnett started searching for a second home, they knew exactly what they didn’t want in the community where they would live. They wanted to avoid a traditional golf, […]