BRIAN F. DURKIN

ACTOR

Wardrobe: Shirt, John Varvatos ($98); jacket, J Brand ($268); and pants, G-Star Raw Jogger jeans ($190), courtesy of Bloomingdale’s. Undershirt, boots and necklace, his own.

STORY: Carl Danbury

First job: “I was Chuck E. Cheese. Literally the kid in the suit.”
Age: 42
Education: Bachelor of Science, building construction science, University of Florida; Master of Business Administration, Georgia State University
Family: Wife and two children
Hobbies: Martial arts and […]

ANDREW GOWASACK

CEO, TRUST STAMP

Wardrobe: Shirt, Ted Baker ($155); and pants, J Brand ($198), courtesy of Bloomingdale’s. Shoes, Steve Madden high-top sneakers ($90), courtesy of Steve Madden. Watch and belt, his own.

STORY: Lisa R. Schoolcraft

First job: Resident assistant at Benedictine College, Kansas
Age: 27
Education: Bachelor of Arts in both finance and economics, Benedictine College
Family: He and his wife welcomed their first child in June
Hobbies: “I’m a […]

OUR RISING STARS OF 2018

THE SIX STANDOUTS WHO CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION THIS YEAR

FROM A SPUNKY SINGLE MOTHER OVERCOMING A TRAGIC ACCIDENT TO OPEN HER DREAM BUSINESS TO AN UP-AND-COMING ACTOR LIGHTING UP THE SILVER SCREEN, WE PRESENT THE SELECT GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS WHOSE STORIES WE FOUND SO COMPELLING, WE HAD TO SHARE THEM.

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SHAWN BROWN

OWNER, CHEESECAKED CREAMERY & CAFE

Wardrobe: Jumpsuit, Ralph Lauren ($150); and earrings, Nadri ($120); courtesy of Bloomingdale’s. Shoes, Steve Madden ($110), courtesy of Steve Madden. Cuff, Anne B. Accessories, courtesy of Holly Katz.

STORY: Carly Cooper

First job: Waitress, Sizzler
Age: 44
Education: Some college
Family: Daughters Milan and
Jailyn, son Meritt
Hobby: Trying out new recipes
Personal hero: Marcus Lemonis

In 1994, CheeseCaked founder Shawn Brown was in a horrific car accident. […]

Spaces With Style

FIVE OF BUCKHEAD’S MOST EYE-POPPING ROOMS

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

A room is more than just a room. It’s a place where you get ready to face a new day, where you rejuvenate when the day is done, where you gather with family and friends to celebrate, and where you retreat with your other half for a glass of wine once the kids are asleep. They […]

HIGH STYLE

10 RULES OF DESIGN FOR GREAT INTERIOR SPACES

STORY: Karina Antenucci

Not sure which direction to go in with your own interiors? Whether you’re revamping a room, undergoing a complete remodel or simply wanting to make better use of the furniture and decor you currently have, a designer’s eye can always help. Steve McKenzie resident Steve McKenzie, principal at McKenzie Design LLC on the Westside, specializes in luxury residential interiors and says there are certain design […]

A BUCKHEAD INTERNATIONAL EATS ITINERARY

YOUR PASSPORT TO AREA GLOBAL CUISINE

Bangkok Station’s peek gai tod isn’t your ordinary order of chicken wings.

If an international vacation doesn’t make it on your itinerary this summer, don’t despair. A multitude of great places to sample cuisines from around the world exists right in our own backyard. These restaurants represent the true spirit and culture of their countries, ensuring you and your […]

THE BUCKHEAD FOOD SCENE FROM A TO Z

We may be talking ABC’s, but the Buckhead area food scene is all grown up. Consider this comprehensive guide to eating well in our favorite neighborhoods.

King + Duke’s covered deck is a go-to spot when it’s prime patio weather.

A IS FOR ALFRESCO

The mercury is rising, and for foodies, that can only mean one thing: patio weather. Fortunately, opportunities abound to park at an […]

THE PERKS OF WORK

HOW LOCAL COMPANIES ARE PLYING EMPLOYEES WITH EVERYTHING FROM CONCIERGES TO CORNHOLE

Tribe, Inc. employees enjoy a yearly wine tasting with cash prizes for guessing the mystery wines.

Years ago, company perks might have included a polo shirt with the office logo or a monthly birthday cake for the staff. These days, more and more businesses are offering elaborate benefits, such as an on-site chef […]

WHAT’S ON THEIR DESKS?

A PEEK AT THE WORK SPACES OF FOUR LOCAL PROFESSIONALS

NAZY GAVAHI

They say a clean desk is a sign of a sick mind. Whether you believe that or not, the state of your office does tell a lot about you. We examined the desks of four Buckhead-area working stiffs to see what their spaces say about what they do and how they do it.

NAZY […]