RISING STARS – THE CLASS OF 2019

SEVEN ATLANTANS OUTSTANDING IN THEIR FIELDS

PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

We have no lack of talented and successful individuals in our fair city. The residents we chose as this year’s cream of the crop are proof positive that Atlanta is a place that breeds smart, motivated, creative people who are getting things done and making a name for themselves in the process. Read on to find out the stories […]

JESSICA DAVIS

OWNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, NEST STUDIO

Wardrobe: Marchesa Notte dress, courtesy of Tootsies; Steve Madden shoes, courtesy of Macy’s; Milan ring and earrings, Variety ring and Simon G bracelet, courtesy of Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry.

STORY: Giannina S. Bedford

Jessica Davis is a perfect example of hard work and determination paying off. The self-described “design geek” was born in Australia and grew up in Dallas and […]

KIERA PALMER

FOUNDER, THE WOMEN PROJECT

Wardrobe: Alberto Makali dress, courtesy of Tootsies; Badgley Mischka shoes, courtesy of Macy’s; Milan earrings and bracelets and Simon G ring, courtesy of Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry.

STORY: Karina Antenucci

Kiera Palmer is an IT professional by day and entrepreneur and philanthropist by every other waking moment. In 2013, she founded the Atlanta arm of The Pink Agenda, a breast cancer nonprofit, […]

KATHLEEN MCDANIEL

EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF AND PARTNER, ZAMBAWANGO

Wardrobe: David Koma dress, courtesy of Tootsies; INC International Concepts shoes, courtesy of Macy’s; Milan earrings, Doves pendant and Harry Kotlar bracelets, courtesy of Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry.

STORY: Carly Cooper

As executive pastry chef and partner at Zambawango, a gluten-free, sugar-free and low-carb bakery in Sandy Springs, Kathleen McDaniel is used to pulling near-12-hour days. The single mom spent […]

BRANDON P. FLEMING

FOUNDER, HARVARD DEBATE COUNCIL DIVERSITY PROJECT

Wardrobe: Calvin Klein suit, Ralph Lauren shirt, Tommy Hilfiger bowtie, Created for Macy’s pocket square and Bar III socks and shoes, courtesy of Macy’s; Sablier watch, courtesy of Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry.

STORY: Ann Hardie

Brandon P. Fleming is making the most of his second act in life. The first revolved around drugs, violence and gangs. Although it also included […]

JOY TRIBBLE

FOUNDER, THE PLUS STRUT 5K

Wardrobe: Betsy & Adam dress and Steve Madden shoes, courtesy of Macy’s; Simon G ring and Emsarn bracelet and earrings, courtesy of Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry.

STORY: Karina Antenucci

Atrainer friend challenged Joy Tribble, a plus-size model and Atlanta radio personality of almost 20 years, to participate in a half marathon. When the friend forgot to register them both for the […]

TIMOTHY MAURICE

FOUNDER, REAL AZUL TEQUILA

Wardrobe: Bar III suit, INC International Concepts shirt and Cole Haan shoes, courtesy of Macy’s; stud earrings, courtesy of Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry; hat, his own.

STORY: Jill Becker

It all started with a T-shirt. The launch of Buckhead resident Timothy Maurice’s new tequila line, Real Azul, can be traced back, in a roundabout way, to his sophomore year in college, when […]

TRAE YOUNG

POINT GUARD, ATLANTA HAWKS

Wardrobe: Express suit, shirt, socks and shoes, courtesy of Express; Tissot Chrono XL watch, courtesy of Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry.

STORY: Michael Jacobs

Trae Young wasn’t supposed to be here. When he graduated from Norman North High School and stayed in his hometown to enroll in the University of Oklahoma two years ago, “no one thought I was going to be a […]

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 […]