Life’s a Picnic. Eat It Up.

YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART OF ALFRESCO DINING

INTRO: Jennifer Bradley Franklin
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the temperature is climbing and the oppressive Atlanta pollen has vanished. Is there anything more blissful than the golden glow of this glorious time of year? And is there any better way to indulge in it than with a mouthwatering alfresco meal?

The styles of picnicking are […]

WHAT TO PACK IN YOUR BASKET

Not sure what to take on your outdoor feast? We put together the ultimate picnic roundup, from gear to grub.

STORY: Karina Antenucci

1. Picnic Time Bristol Picnic Basket ($126)

Just grab this cute woven wicker basket and go. It’s loaded with all of the accessories you need for a picnic for two, including plates, forks, knives and spoons, as well as salt and pepper shakers, a corkscrew and […]

THE THRILL OF THE GRILL

The barbecuer’s top accessory comes from right here in Buckhead

STORY: Rebecca Cha

Grilling and picnics go hand in hand. And perhaps no grill on the market has garnered more of a cult following than the Big Green Egg. But while hordes of Atlantans are devotees of the kamado-style grill, which refers to its ability to cook at a consistent temperature, what’s likely not as well-known is that […]

WHERE TO PARK YOUR PICNIC

SIX SWEET SPOTS FOR YOUR ALFRESCO FEAST

Chastain Park – Carson Matthews Photography

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

When the urge strikes to eat outdoors, you needn’t look far. Here are six favorite neighborhood spots, each with its own appeal.

1. CHASTAIN PARK

Spanning 268 acres, Chastain is Atlanta’s largest city park and has everything you need for a fun and fabulous outing, from jogging paths and tennis courts […]

DIY PICNIC PERFECTION

Easy recipes from three Buckhead chefs

Lemonade-Brined Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Biscuits and Whiskey Maple Syrup Drizzle

STORY: Rebecca Cha

So you want to orchestrate an unforgettable, homemade picnic but are intimidated by the process and time involved? (Pinterest makes it look so easy, right?) No worries. Here are some simple, scrumptious dishes from local chefs that are easy to shop for and make ahead, that […]

BOB AND BETTY EDGE

These arts enthusiasts are marking 50 years of marriage and philanthropy.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

This September, Bob and Betty Edge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, and while the traditional gift for that milestone is something gold, the Buckhead couple has received something even more precious: The Forward Arts Foundation recently renamed its grants for emerging artists “The Edge Award” in their honor.

The distinction is a nod to […]

DYNAMIC DUOS

THE ATLANTANS PROVING THAT TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

History has seen plenty of powerful pairs: Franklin and Eleanor, Laurel and Hardy, Simon and Garfunkel, Venus and Serena, Barbie and Ken. Each was notable in his or her own right but were even better and badder together. Here are six awesome local pairings keeping up the tradition.

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LAUREN AND EMILIE SCALISE

These enterprising teens, along with their older sister, tackled raising money for cancer rehabilitation in honor of their mother.

STORY: Mickey Goodman

When Stephanie Scalise was diagnosed with breast cancer, the news hit her daughters, Samantha, Lauren and Emilie, particularly hard. Ages 15, 13 and 11 at the time, the three Galloway School students were all too aware of the ferocity of the disease.

They knew life for their […]

ALLI AND JARON SOLOMON

This husband and wife team are breathing new life into the family jewelry business—and their careers.

STORY: Karina Antenucci

Neither Jaron nor Alli Solomon planned on joining the family business. The married couple, who started dating 10 years ago during their freshman year at the University of Georgia, were following different paths. Alli was in public accounting at Deloitte; Jaron was going through the management program at E. […]

DR. AMY ALDERMAN AND DR. AIDA JOINER

The leading ladies of an all-female surgical team are equal parts business partners and “sister-friends.”

STORY: Karina Antenucci

“We became fast friends almost on day one,” says Amy Alderman of meeting Aida Joiner almost nine years ago at their previous plastic surgery practice. Last March, after eight years of teaming up on surgeries, the two doctors decided to go into practice together and launched North Atlanta Plastic Surgery […]