SU LONGMAN

TIRELESS CEO AND PHILANTHROPIST

Wardrobe: Portia & Scarlett ostrich feather gown, her own, from Elite Pour La Vie.

STORY: Lisa R. Schoolcraft
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Su Longman may very well be one of the hardest-working women in Buckhead. The petite powerhouse is the co-founder, CEO and majority stockholder of Atlanta-based Pallet Central Enterprises (PCE), which has 20 regional offices throughout the U.S. and clients in South America, […]

SANDRA GOLDEN

SAVVY SPORTS TALK RADIO HOST

Wardrobe: Terani Couture mermaid bandage dress, courtesy of Elite Pour La Vie.

STORY: Carl Danbury
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Sandra Golden is the very definition of a consummate pro. Back in October, the audacious sports talk trendsetter, who can be heard every weekday from 6 to 9 a.m. on The Front Row on 680 The Fan, was traveling back and forth between Atlanta […]

LEZA BENNETT

HIGH-FLYING BROW STUDIO OWNER AND FLIGHT ATTENDANT

Wardrobe: Terani Couture sequin gown and Marchesa cutout evening sandal, courtesy of Elite Pour La Vie.

STORY: Daryn Kagan
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Leza Bennett knows what it is to feel insecure about one of the least talked about features of a woman’s face. “I don’t have a whole lot of eyebrows myself,” the 47-year-old owner of The Perfect Brows admits. […]

EMILY GIFFIN

CHART-TOPPING NOVELIST

Wardrobe: Saiid Kobeisy sequin strapless gown, courtesy of Elite Pour La Vie. Shoes her own.

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Fortune favors the brave, or so the saying goes. But what happens if, when you’re bravely pursuing your dream, fortune slams a door in your face? If you’re Emily Giffin, you quit your job as a lawyer, move to London and throw yourself […]

2019’S BOLD WOMEN OF BUCKHEAD

Six local ladies deserving of recognition for their personal and professional achievements

PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

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The female owner of a professional sports franchise. A novelist whose every book has made The New York Times’ bestseller list. An 88-year-old photographer whose work is displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Smithsonian in D.C. These talented Atlantans are part of the group of ladies […]

LUCINDA BUNNEN

INTREPID PHOTOGRAPHER

Wardrobe: Kourosh high-neck crystal gown, courtesy of Elite Pour La Vie.

STORY: H.M. Cauley
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Lucinda Bunnen’s definition of what constitutes a bold woman is succinct: “It means doing things you have dreamed up that other women haven’t dared to do,” she says. That attitude has taken the 88-year-old on global adventures that have always brought her back to northwest Buckhead, where she’s […]

JAMI GERTZ

VETERAN ACTRESS TURNED NBA TEAM OWNER

Wardrobe: Terani Couture beaded gown and Marchesa Grace strappy sandal, courtesy of Elite Pour La Vie.

STORY: Jill Becker
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Jami Gertz’s text and email are lighting up. It’s just a few days after the late October unveiling of the $192 million renovations at State Farm Arena, the Atlanta Hawks’ home court (formerly known as Philips Arena), and people […]

HISTORIC BUCKHEAD HOTSPOTS THAT SHAPED THE NEIGHBORHOOD

These nine buildings offer a glimpse into the area’s humble beginnings

The library at the Swan House houses artifacts belonging to original owner Edward Inman, who made his fortune as a cotton industry exec.
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

STORY: Sean Keenan

Buckhead is widely believed to have been founded by Henry Irby, whose namesake street now runs through what many consider the area’s party district. The name of […]

LINKS TO THE PAST

A LOOK AT THE REFURBISHMENT AND REOPENING OF BUCKHEAD’S BOBBY JONES GOLF COURSE

STORY: Bobby L. Hickman

When it opened in the heart of Buckhead back in 1932, the Bobby Jones Golf Course was Atlanta’s first public golf course. It honored native son Bobby Jones, who won the sport’s Grand Slam in 1930. Almost 90 years later, Jones remains the only golfer to have won all four major […]

BEFORE YOU RESTORE

BUILDING EXPERTS OFFER INSIGHTS INTO BRINGING HISTORIC HOMES BACK TO LIFE

Renovating a historic area home has its headaches, but in the end, you’re preserving a precious piece of the past.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Towering white columns, intricate millwork, dramatic ceilings edged in decorative molding, double porches trimmed in gingerbread: A historic house restored to its original beauty is often an architectural gem because, well, they […]