SIMPLY BUCKHEAD COVER STORY

Simply Buckhead Rising Stars 2024
RISING STARS 2024

THESE IMPRESSIVE INDIVIDUALS ARE BLAZING TRAILS IN 2024! Atlanta is a top destination for highly…

Brown, photographed in the Porter Hall event venue at Pullman Yards, is wearing the Mestiza Carmen dress ($365), Fairchild Baldwin necklace ($395), and K. Bailey stud earrings ($92) available at Poppy's of Atlanta.
ALI BROWN

Red Flyer Investments’ GM helps bring new businesses to their next chapter. Ali Brown got…

Scott, photographed in a gaming area at AlcoHall at Pullman Yards, is wearing the Milly Oria pleated dress ($495), Fairchild Baldwin beaded necklace ($395) and Julie Vos Catalina stud earrings ($135) available at Poppy's of Atlanta.
DR. YOLANDA SCOTT

Making aesthetics accessible. Dr. Yolanda Scott, the woman behind Brookhaven’s Skin Suite MedSpa, has gifted…

Kiley, photographed in front of a century-old furnace in Pullman Yards' building 6, is wearing the Wall Street navy 2-piece suit ($1,295), available at Miguel Wilson Collection.
PETER KILEY

Brewing up good for the city he loves! Peter Kiley is addicted to creation. “It’s…

McGee, photographed in a lounge at Pullman Yards' AlcoHall, is wearing the Milly gradient zig-zag dress ($495), Alexis Bittar lucite molten link necklace ($695) and Federika Padula earrings (price upon request), available at Poppy's of Atlanta.
JULIE MCGEE

Adventurous entrepreneur levels up the spray tan industry. Avid reality TV fans may recognize Julie…

Artist Raymond Pickens
RAYMOND PICKENS

A self-taught artist paints larger-than-life portraits. Raymond Pickens was such a gifted artist as a…

Schroeder, photographed at a vintage phone booth in Pullman Yards' AlcoHall, is wearing the Shoshanna Kimberly dress ($395), Alice & Olivia Kidman bow front jacket ($495), Julie Vos Antonia tennis necklace ($485), and Mignonne Gavigan mini Madeline earrings ($125) available at Poppy's of Atlanta.
AVERY SCHROEDER

The 10 Atelier founder helps lifestyle businesses get more exposure! Avery Schroeder has been a…

Macias, photographed outdoors at the Pullman Yards, is wearing the Casablanca white seersucker suit ($1,295), available at Miguel Wilson Collection.
VICTOR MACIAS

Son of the El Azteca empire prepares takes over the throne! Sandy Springs native Victor…

UP FRONT

Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance Executive Director Doug Barron poses with Barb Pires of Les Dames d'Escoffier at the annual gala.
EARLY DIAGNOSIS IS KEY

Creating awareness! A picture of Executive Director Doug Barron’s mother-in-law sits on his desk at…

Mend Coffee
ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL

A BUCKHEAD COUPLE HOPES TO MEND SPIRITS WITH THEIR NEW CONCEPT. Buckhead residents Katherine and…

New York's theater district boasts musicals and plays within easy walking distance of each other.
BROADWAY GETAWAY

NYC shows take center stage! I grew up on a steady diet of Broadway musicals.…

The Summer Pact
SUMMER READING

Like cocktails on a patio or hot dogs at an Atlanta Braves game, modern romance…

Dr. Jane Goodall congratulates Kerry Stumpe on receiving the Ngamba Island Lifetime Achievement Award.
CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION

Scholarships for sanctuary workers’ kids. Kerry Stumpe, co-founder of Children of Conservation, was told ahead…

Co-founder Jessica Lewis is hands on at MOBU Enterprises Foundation.
EARNING WHILE LEARNING

Green job training! The mission of MOBU Enterprises Foundation is two-fold: to train veterans, formerly…

Kara Brown has a need for speed when she’s out on Lake Lanier.
KARA BROWN

Supply chain entrepreneur never misses the boat as a member of Freedom Boat Club! There’s…

The JW Marriott Marco Island offers access to pristine waters and southwest Florida's famous shell-filled beaches.
WEST COAST WANDERING

A quick weekend getaway to Florida’s Paradise Coast satisfies! I have fond memories of a…

NEWS CLIPS – JULY / AUGUST 2024

New Home for New Home for High Country Outfitters Outdoor lifestyle retailer High Country Outfitters…

Pack your overnight bag and head to charming Senoia for a quaint getaway.
SMALL TOWN ON THE BIG SCREEN

Senoia is a picture-perfect weekend getaway! A 47-mile drive to Senoia deposits me worlds away…

Clayton is the gateway to popular spots like Lake Burton.
MOVING MOUNTAINS

Clayton has the best of both old-school appeal and new-school allure. Often seen as the…

Kathleen Rollins was honored by The Atlanta Humane Society with the Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine Award.
A PASSION FOR PAWS

Helping pets in crisis. Kathleen Rollins has always been passionate about animals, and when she…

DUTCH TREAT

Curaçao boasts a Caribbean-meets-European vibe. The heritage of the Caribbean is strongly linked to its…

Dr. Stephen Smith and P.A., Katie Smith lead medical missions in South America.
CHANGING LIVES

New knees for those in need. Eight years ago, Dr. Stephen Smith, Physician Assistant Katie…

Ibiza Gingham Sandals
ONE STEP AHEAD

While colorful attire isn’t technically exclusive to any one season, there’s something about summer that…

Brassica will donate $1 of each Ivy League Old Fashioned to the Uncle Nearest Bourbon Scholarship.
SIP SIP HOORAY

BUCKHEAD’S BRASSICA DONATES A PORTION OF SALES TO SCHOLARSHIPS! The Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead restaurant,…

LATONYA GATES
LATONYA GATES

Community leader helms a family enrichment program that is changing Grove Park! Earlier this year,…

Amanda Brown-Olmstead has been a publicist and volunteer for more than 50 years.
CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE

Bringing people together. Receiving the Ann Cramer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s…

Permasteel 80-Quart Classic Patio Cooler
SUMMER NIGHTS

Hosting in the South is akin to football in the fall. It’s not just a…

Amy Gresens displays the new art closet filled with free supplies.
BEHIND THE CLOSET DOOR

Supplies encourage creativity. Always striving to find new ways to connect to the community, the…

Kathryn Kolb, head of EcoAddendum, leads nature walks through Atlanta's urban forests.
A WALK IN THE WOODS

Discovering Atlanta’s ecosystems. Environmental artist and activist Pandra Williams created EcoAddendum in 2009 to restore…

Janette Hinton blends her love of choreography and dance with the Stayin’ Alive Crew.
JANETTE HINTON

Former counselor dances like everyone’s watching with the Stayin’ Alive Crew. I didn’t start dancing…

Expansive views over the Pacific are a perk of oceanfront suites.
GO WEST

Conrad Punta de Mita showcases western Mexico’s coastal charm. I’m a huge fan of Mexico,…

The green at Halcyon is a gathering spot for entertainment, lawn games and just kicking back.
HALCYON DAYS

Dine, unwind and pamper yourself at this Forsyth County complex. The architects behind the Halcyon…

Weezie Atlanta donates gently used towels to Helping Mamas, a local nonprofit.
TERRY FOR TOTS

WEEZIE ATLANTA STARTS TOWEL RECYCLING PROGRAM! There’s a new way to give back in Buckhead.…

Hotel Indigo Panama City Marina sits on St. Andrews Bay. photo: Jean Capps
QUIRKY, QUIET & CUTE

Panama City offers a surprising breath of fresh air! As a teenager in the ’90s,…

RICHARD PETERSON
RICHARD PETERSON

There’s nothing cheesy about Ecco Buckhead’s general manager and his passion for fromage. One of…

The Rose Lawn Museum is housed in a Victorian mansion. photo: Brian Little
CHARM IN CARTERSVILLE

A quick 45-minute trip from Atlanta has museums, shopping and more. I’ve been to Cartersville…

Brookhaven Announces City Centre Project
NEWS CLIPS – MARCH / APRIL 2024

Brookhaven Announces City Centre Project Just over a decade after becoming a municipality, Brookhaven broke…

FAMILY

ReadiVet Atlanta mobile vets spend a dedicated hour visiting with clients. photo: Courtney Eckdahl
MOBILE VETS FOR PETS

Eliminating the stress of a wellness visit! Most pets do not enjoy a trip to…

Kids at Play Areas Atlanta Buckhead
KIDS AT PLAY

5 local spots to let them loose! It’s summertime, and the living is not always…

GET SMART

Enhance your lifestyle with today’s home automation options! The Jetsons may have lived in Orbit…

SPLISH SPLASH

Local pools and lessons for summer swim time! Summertime madness has begun! There’s nothing like…

“loud budgeting” social media trend
THINKING OUT LOUD

Try the new “loud budgeting” social media trend with tips from a Buckhead wealth advisor.…

GRIEVING PET LOSS photo: Lightspruch
GRIEVING PET LOSS

How to get the support you need after saying farewell. Anyone who’s lost a furry…

Atlanta Pet Resort in Dunwoody keeps pups active with plenty of indoor and outdoor play spaces.
DOG’S DAY OUT

Fabulous daycares and boarding for your priceless pooch. Whether you travel frequently or work in…

entrepreneur Zoe Oli
WHAT A DOLL

12-year-old entrepreneur Zoe Oli lifts up other girls. When Zoe Oli was 6, she did…

Homes, Atlanta
THE HOME MARKET

How to navigate a purchase or sale this year! Whether you’re hoping to buy a…

UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION
UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION

From gaming to substances, a psychotherapist weighs in. Addiction can be both hereditary and a…

DARE TO DELEGATE

Outsource common tasks in your daily life! There are 24 hours in a day, but…

PAW-FRIENDLY DWELLINGS

Including your four-legged friends in your home design. Today, homeowners’ fur-buddies’ needs have garnered a…

PORTABLE PETS

Prepping your cat or dog for long-distance travel. Although it may be easier to board…

HAVE PLAN, WILL TRAVEL

Arrange your journeys for the coming year! According to Stephanie Oprea, platinum senior planner and…

CONSCIOUS TUTORING

Set your kid up for success! Could your child benefit from a tutor? Fostering their…

BABY BLUEPRINT

Interior decorator and mom Sarah Glenn Boman on nursery decor. Many parents begin scouring Pinterest…

SCOOP PATROL

Dog waste removal amenities are in high demand! We have all heard of pest control,…

GET THIS PARTY STARTED!

How to plan and host a spectacular New Year’s Eve party! When that sparkling ball…

PET PROTECTION

All things considered to care for your furry friend! Anyone lucky enough to have pets…

Buckhead-based professional organizer Nancy Meck
ORGANIZE THE HALLS

Tips and tricks for maintaining order in your home during the holidays! The last months…

DO THEM A SOLID

Introducing babies to allergenic foods can prevent allergies. When their babies are 4 to 6…

Buckhead resident Nicole Nejeschleba with her fiance Terry Throm and their two dogs at Brookhaven Dog Park. Both pups were rescued from German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Georgia. (gashepherd.org).
LUCKY DOGS

Best-loved Atlanta parks where your precious pups can play! A favorite pastime of dogs and…

Local industry expert shares tips for navigating a home renovation
UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Local industry expert shares tips for navigating a home renovation! It’s no surprise that we’re…

Sexual abuse of a child
HEALTHY BOUNDARIES

Laying the groundwork to prevent sexual abuse. Sexual abuse of a child is a parent’s…

A DOG’S LIFE

Animal-assisted therapy benefits kids in the hospital. It is often said that dogs are man’s…

NozeBot baby nasal aspirator
ON THE NOSE

Baby nasal aspirator provides hospital level care at home. A few years ago, Dr. Steven…

tips for getting a better night’s sleep
PUT IT TO BED

Local sleep specialist shares tips for navigating a “sleep divorce”. How many nights do you…

Mark Spivak, head trainer at Comprehensive Pet Therapy, works with cat and dogs suffering from PTSD.
REHAB FOR PETS

Caring for dogs and cats with PTS. Have you ever heard the theory that pets…

Building Healthy Food Relationships
Building Healthy Food Relationships

How parents can nurture good practices. Every child is different: One might eat everything under…

seasonal tips for eating well
A Taste of Summer

A licensed dietician shares seasonal tips for eating well! The warmest months of the year…

LIVING

Timothy S. Adams, founding partner of TS Adams Studio Architects. photo: Clara Chambers
DESIGN & REALTY NEWS – JULY / AUGUST 2024

Congratulations to the winners of ADAC’s 2024 Southeast Designers and Architect of the Year Awards…

Courtesy of Made Goods
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – JULY / AUGUST 2024

Infusing some coastal vibes, this eye-catching chandelier is made of hand-braided raffia with frayed ends…

The Georgian is one of East Lake's newest hospitality offerings.
HISTORIC TRANSFORMATION

East Lake Golf Club debuts its recent refresh. Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2023, East…

Leela Throw Pillow
OUT OF THE BLUE

Blue may not be the most groundbreaking hue, but it’s having a resurgence thanks to…

The backyard features various walking paths leading from one gathering spot to another. photo: Courtesy of Outdoor Makeovers & Living Spaces
ALFRESCO AMBITIONS

NAVID DERAKHSHAN’S SANDY SPRINGS HOME PRIORITIZES REST AND RELAXATION. Navid Derakhshan knows the best of…

Annie Griffin and Chrissie Henritze are surrounded by Block Betty Collection pillows.
NEW BRAND ON THE BLOCK

Two friends launch Block Betty Collection in Buckhead! Buckhead-based friends Annie Griffin and Chrissie Henritze…

AutoIgnite Series 545 Digital Charcoal Grill and Smoker
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – JUNE 2024

Supercharge your summer grill outs with the AutoIgnite Series 545 Digital Charcoal Grill and Smoker.…

GX10 Grill Island Double
COOK OUT

Warmer months mean firing up the grill and taking the entire cooking experience outside. You…

Build an attractive garden for bees, butterflies and more
POLLINATOR PLACE

Build an attractive garden for bees, butterflies and more. John Jenkins, a manager at Pike…

The sunlit living room offers plenty of seating, including two swivel chairs that can turn to face the kitchen.
ROOTED IN PLACE

A BROOKHAVEN FAMILY REFRESHES THEIR ASHFORD PARK ABODE. The Woodwards are an Ashford Park family…

Nicole Day
ON POINT

With landscape and interior design, former ballerina Nicole Day finds the world really is her…

Amanda Spence
DESIGN & REALTY NEWS – JUNE 2024

Atlanta-based furniture manufacturer Currey & Company recently added Amanda Spence to its roster in the…

The Art Collection at Mercedes- Benz Stadium,
DESIGN & REALTY NEWS – MAY 2024

The Art Collection at Mercedes- Benz Stadium, one of the largest public art displays in…

La Bastille June Rangehood
JUST PEACHY

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2024 is Peach Fuzz. The warm color radiates enthusiasm,…

A casually elegant living room includes a tongue and groove pine feature wall done with wood salvaged from a demolition.
IT TAKES TWO

DESIGNER KRISTIN WADSWORTH AND HER HUSBAND TACKLED A CHALLENGING RENOVATION: THEIR OWN Interior designer Kristin…

Amanda Smith - Vintage Smith Co.
ARMED WITH ANTIQUES

Amanda Smith scours estate sales and thrift stores, so you don’t have to! Some might…

luxury wallpaper
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – MAY 2024

Love it or avoid it, wallpaper is here to stay. Atlantan Amber Guyton, founder of…

CLEAN SLATE

Top tips for keeping your space tidy! Like many of us, Atlanta-based entrepreneur Kenika Williams…

BETTER TOGETHER

A DUNWOODY COUPLE FUSES THEIR STYLES IN A RENOVATED ABODE! Katie Gangell and Mike Dewald…

THE ART OF MARRYING OLD AND NEW

Top tips for keeping your decor contemporary and classic. Liz Williams, founder of Buckhead- based…

Simms Long Arm 2-Light Wall Sconce
BE YOUR OWN GUEST

There’s nothing like getting a good night’s sleep at a hotel. It’s usually a combination…

TABLE THIS

Salted brings unique designs to your tabletop! Amy Eberhardt began her career in interior design,…

SCAD Atlanta Midtown
DESIGN & REALTY NEWS – MARCH / APRIL 2024

SCAD Atlanta Midtown’s expansion is finally in business. FORTY FIVE, the university’s new 14-story tower…

Waffle House Candle
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – MARCH / APRIL 2024

Atlantans understand the obsession with Waffle House. And so does local gifting company Match South.…

Trellis Bar Cart
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2024

Atlanta-based Mainly Baskets Home teamed up with Nashville-based interior designer Sarah Bartholomew to create this…

Barron’s pooch, Ellie, in the condo’s corner living room where gray seating is enlivened with pops of color from accessories and the Ja, Ja, Ja painting by Odeneal.
CAPTIVATED BY COLOMBIA

A BUCKHEAD DESIGNER HELPS A WORLD TRAVELING ENTREPRENEUR SET UP HIS MEDELLIN HOME BASE. Douglas…

MOLTO BELLO

Natuzzi Italia’s luxe leather. Known for its genuine leather furnishings and Italian inspired creations, Natuzzi…

Celebrate the Holiday Season at The Battery Atlanta

The Battery Atlanta to Welcome Community for Festive Activities Throughout the Holiday Season The Battery…

FADE TO BLACK

Black, long relegated to the sidelines as an accent color, is back and taking center…

Alejandra Dunphy
STYLE, BY DESIGN

Alejandra Dunphy celebrates 15 years of her eponymous interiors studio! Alejandra Dunphy has been designing…

DELICIOUS

What's better than a Mai Tai? Make it for two at Your 3rd Spot. photo: Brandon Amato
TROPICAL TRANSPORT

The Mai Tai is a summer getaway in a glass! Tiki conjures up thatched roofs,…

Eggs Benedict and Croque Madame are stars of the weekend brunch menu.
Voilà Paris
Tip Top Proper Cocktails

POP A TOP

Shaking one up at home is easy enough, but most home bars don’t include fresh orgeat. Atlanta-based Tip Top Proper Cocktails has a solution to this problem. This spring, the company released…

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HAPPENING

Porsche Experience Center Atlanta
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY MEETS PORSCHE PERFORMANCE.

Porsche Experience Center Atlanta  Just a ten-minute drive from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Porsche Experience Center (PEC) Atlanta is a truly unique playground for car enthusiasts and thrill-seekers where you can…

The Battery Atlanta Scouting Report: Make the most of your Atlanta Braves game day experience

‘Tis the season – Atlanta Braves baseball season that is. Whether you’re a rookie or a die-hard fan, we’re sharing the 411 on all things game-day at The Battery Atlanta and Truist…

RAISE THE CURTAIN

The Jewish Film Festival returns! The 24th annual Jewish Film Festival is back for two weeks of entertainment beginning Feb. 13. It runs until March 7. Movies will be shown at iconic…

LATEST

Porsche Experience Center Atlanta
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY MEETS PORSCHE PERFORMANCE.

Porsche Experience Center Atlanta  Just a ten-minute drive from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Porsche Experience Center (PEC) Atlanta is a truly unique playground for car enthusiasts and thrill-seekers where you can…

Simply Buckhead Rising Stars 2024
RISING STARS 2024

THESE IMPRESSIVE INDIVIDUALS ARE BLAZING TRAILS IN 2024! Atlanta is a top destination for highly motivated, successful people. From entrepreneurs and artists to individuals in nearly every industry in between, Buckhead and…

Bougie bandana ($30) adds a layer of protection to your neck.
HERE COMES THE SUN

Fight summer rays with Solmate’s UPF clothing. “I never wanted to start a fashion line; it wasn’t a goal of mine,” says Collier Hills resident Jamie Smith. But as a fashion industry…

ReadiVet Atlanta mobile vets spend a dedicated hour visiting with clients. photo: Courtney Eckdahl
MOBILE VETS FOR PETS

Eliminating the stress of a wellness visit! Most pets do not enjoy a trip to the vet, whether it is for a quick nail trim or something more involved. Some cats and…

Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance Executive Director Doug Barron poses with Barb Pires of Les Dames d'Escoffier at the annual gala.
EARLY DIAGNOSIS IS KEY

Creating awareness! A picture of Executive Director Doug Barron’s mother-in-law sits on his desk at the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance office in Sandy Springs. Underneath it says, “If only we knew,” a…

10 healthful tips for grocery shopping - photo: Prostock-Studio
SHOP SMART

10 healthful tips for grocery shopping! Making healthier choices at the grocery store means your fridge and pantry will be stocked with items that do a body good. Here, Morgan Cherry, registered…

CHARITABLE

SPRING WINE FLING

More than 120 animal lovers gathered at the Millner Estate in Buckhead this spring to support Fix Georgia Pets, a nonprofit dedicated to battling animal overpopulation through grants for humane spaying and…

BOW WOW BRUNCH

A howling good time was had by the 550 guests who headed to Buckhead’s Flourish event space in late April for the Bow Wow Brunch. At this fundraiser for the Atlanta Humane…

FASHION A CURE

The most successful Fashion a Cure event to date took place in late April when 500 supporters raised more than $370,000 for Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute. The luncheon at the Piedmont…

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