31 Aug, 2017

PURE MAGIC

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Iceland enchants with its otherworldly scenery and adventure

The Land of Fire and Ice juxtaposes several active volcanoes with sheets of icy glaciers. Don’t miss a guided glacier hike or ice cave excursion in the winter to experience this rare beauty.

It’s apparent why mythical figures like elves, trolls and more originated within Icelandic folklore. The land, which is considered part of Europe but sits […]

31 Aug, 2017

DIGGING DEEP

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An urban teaching garden takes root

Farm Chastain’s Rosie Davidson freely shares her love for organic gardening with others.

Two beautiful “roses” bloom amid the rows of vegetables and herbs at Farm Chastain, the urban teaching farm tucked away on the south half of Chastain Park that serves as the headquarters for the Chastain Park Conservancy (CPC): One is Rosa McHugh, the CPC’s executive director, […]

31 Aug, 2017

THE LEGACY OF SAM MASSELL

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Reminiscing with the Buckhead Coalition president on his life—and Atlanta’s—story

Talking to Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell is akin to downloading a living history book. At 90, the former Atlanta councilman and mayor, one-time commercial real estate broker and granddad of three has not only lived through some of the city’s milestones, he directed them, and he’s more than happy to share his recollections.

Remember when women working […]

31 Aug, 2017

ENDING FAMILY HOMELESSNESS

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Jim Chapman Communities offers new beginnings

In an effort to give back to the Atlanta community that has been so good to him, Buckhead resident and home builder Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities, has donated a new three bedroom, two-bath home at one-half the construction cost to Family Promise of Hall County, an organization with 50 affiliates nationwide that works to end the cycle of […]

31 Aug, 2017

AQUATIC ART

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Float the remaining days of summer away on one of the season’s hottest trends: luxury inflatable rafts, which prove as practical as they are stylish and are continually endorsed by celebs on social media.

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These picture-perfect adult floats will have you ready for end-of-summer BBQs, beach outings and pool parties. Ride-on, lie-on, float or play, having fun in the sun has never looked better.

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31 Aug, 2017

PUTTING ON A BRAVES FACE

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This Sandy Springs resident combines her love of sports with journalism

These days, Greer Howard knows more about the Atlanta Braves and the goings-on at SunTrust Park than virtually anyone else around her. That’s because Howard handles on-camera hosting duties for the hometown baseball team.

Although she long wanted to get into journalism, it was only during college that she pursued it. When she was growing up in […]

31 Aug, 2017

GOOD EATS

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TASTE OF BUCKHEAD BRINGS TOGETHER TOP CHEFS FOR A CAN’T-MISS EVENT

If you appreciate good food and delicious drinks (and who doesn’t?), mark your calendars for Sept. 14, when Taste of Buckhead returns to American Spirit Works for its 14th annual celebration.

This year, hungry event-goers will be able to sample mouthwatering eats from the chefs at more than 20 […]

31 Aug, 2017

MOUNTAINS’ MAJESTY

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SCENIC HELEN, GEORGIA, GETS ITS FIRST LUXURY RESORT

It’s late June, when the temps are reaching up into the 90s across most of Georgia, and I’m sleeping comfortably in my hotel room with the patio door open, having been lulled into slumber by the soothing sounds of Mother Nature. It’s a surprisingly cool summer night, even for the North Georgia mountains, making my stay at the newly […]

31 Aug, 2017

STILL SCULPTING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

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Steve Steinman’s work permeates our public spaces and a new show

Next time you find yourself rushing to the Buckhead MARTA station only to find you’ve just missed your train, instead of pacing the platform in frustration, let your gaze wander across the rails and take in the colored panels lining the outer walls. Inhale deeply and thank Steve Steinman for providing a moment of artistic calm.

31 Aug, 2017

ALE SHARPTON’S DRAFT PICKS

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Atlanta’s beer expert shares his favorite spots to indulge in craft brews.

Photo: Ale Sharpton

Photo: Natrice Miller

As a beer journalist and dedicated authority on what I consider the world’s most interesting beverage, I spend grueling hours unselfishly unearthing the best places for fellow advocates to imbibe. Okay, I am being a bit facetious […]