15 MINUTES WITH LONDYN GREEN

“I want to take over the world, but first comes homework.”

TOP CHEF JUNIOR — Season:2 — Pictured: Londyn Green — (Photo by: Chris Haston/Universal Kids)

STORY: Jill Becker

Those are the sage words of 12-year-old Londyn Green, a local middle schooler who has big dreams, and is, in fact, well on her way to making them come true. The seventh grader is already a seasoned […]

15 MINUTES WITH JULIE ABES

At her shop, Batter Cookie Dough Counter in Ponce City Market, Julie Abes sells T-shirts with the words “80% Health Goddess, 20% Cookie Dough” emblazoned across the front.

STORY: Jill Becker
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

“That could be my personal motto,” says the 48-year-old Sandy Springs resident, who opened her dessert shop selling scoops of cookie dough six months ago. Designed to be eaten raw, just as you did as […]

15 MINUTES WITH CHRIS M. GROOM

Chris M. Groom is a rugged-looking guy, with a fit physique, healthy tan and that general air of someone who spends a decent amount of time outdoors.

STORY: Jill Becker
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

It’s not surprising then to learn that Groom is the founder and CEO of Mountain High Outfitters, an “active lifestyle” store with 13 locations in three states, including a 6,600-square-foot outpost on West Paces Ferry that […]

15 MINUTES WITH ANTHONY DIAZ

Anthony Diaz has a unique morning ritual. The 46-year-old Buckhead resident heads to work well before his colleagues, grabs a set of drumsticks from his desk drawer and rocks out on a set of drums sitting on a small stage in the middle of the office.

The fact that there’s a stage with mics, guitars and other instruments as part of his workplace doesn’t seem all that […]

15 MINUTES WITH TIM AND MARIA RESUTA

“We originally wanted to open a winery,” confesses Tim Resuta, the co-founder of Atlanta’s first craft cidery.

“We thought it would be a great chapter two for us. But we discovered that if you don’t have $25 million to get into the wine game, you’re not in the game.” So instead of grapes, Tim and his wife, Maria, focused on apples, opening UrbanTree Cidery on Howell Mill […]

15 MINUTES WITH HORST SCHULZE

At 78, Horst Schulze shows no signs of slowing down. (Although he has gone from traveling approximately 250 days to a year to 150.)

Horst Schulze

Horst Schulze

The German-born luxury hotelier who made a name for himself as the CEO and brains behind the Ritz-Carlton chain is now the chairman of the Buckhead-based WP Hospitality Group, formerly the Capella Hotel Group, which he started the […]