THE MAESTRO

From playing violin to teaching children to composing with whales, Juan R. Ramírez Hernández hits all the right notes

STORY: Ann Hardie

Juan R. Ramírez Hernández performs, conducts and composes. What does he love most? Teaching kids. “The children are like vessels, and you put into those vessels what they need,” says Ramírez. “It’s always interesting to see what they can do with the information.”

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EDITOR’S CORNER – JULY / AUGUST 2019

I’ve talked before in this column about how this job affords me the opportunity to meet some amazing people, and this surely won’t be the last time I mention it.

One of those folks is Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young, pictured posing with me in the photo above. Just 20 years old, he’s already broken records and expectations. I got to spend a little time with […]

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY COCKTAIL

The tasty fruit shouldn’t just be reserved for Bloody Marys

The annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival celebrates the fact that tomatoes are equally as good in a glass as they are on plate.

STORY: Angela Hansberger
PHOTO: Erik Meadows, Brett Ferencz

The summertime thrill of slicing a vine-ripe tomato is a catalyst for poetry. They arrive in abundance and burst with color and lush flavor. […]

Think Cats Can’t Be Trained? Think Again.

KITTIES YOUNG AND OLD CAN EASILY LEARN NEW TRICKS

STORY: Laura J. Moss
PHOTO: Cody Wellons

There’s a common misconception that cats can’t be trained. However, the truth is that any cat can. It’s simply a matter of understanding your pet and what motivates him or her to work for a reward.

While dogs have been specifically bred to work for praise, cats, on the other hand, didn’t evolve to […]

BELIEVE BALL

Over the last five years, the annual Believe Ball has raised almost $5 million for CURE Childhood Cancer, which helps fund pediatric cancer research and provides support to local patients and their families.

This year’s gala, which took place at The St. Regis in Buckhead, raised another $1.4 million. The 600 attendees dined on a gourmet three-course meal, danced to the sounds of the band Moontower and […]

GRANDMA’S DOING WHAT?

A Sandy Springs author dishes on dating and the senior set

STORY: H.M. Cauley

It might be raising a few eyebrows, but author Lynn Garson is happy with the title of her new book, Sex and the Single Grandma.

“Some people said they didn’t consider themselves a ‘grandma,’ and some didn’t like the idea of grandmas having sex,” says Garson. “I worked through a lot of titles before I […]

MEMORIES ON CANVAS

A Buckhead artist delves into her past for creative inspiration

Blayne Macauley’s artworks capturing memories in symbols have found a following thanks to HGTV.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Blayne Macauley’s days as an artist date back to her high school years at The Westminster Schools, where she took up photography. Then a trip to Italy between her junior and senior years introduced her to the power of […]

SWEET TOOTH

Restaurant Eugene pastry chef Jen Yee carefully crafts three courses of dessert

STORY: Carly Cooper

Linton Hopkin’s Buckhead fine dining establishment Restaurant Eugene launched a dessert tasting menu in the spring. The mastermind behind it is executive pastry chef Jen Yee. An Atlantan by way of New York, London and San Francisco, the multiple James Beard Award nominee oversees the dessert programs at C. Ellet’s, Holeman and Finch […]

BUCKHEAD NEWS CLIPS – JULY / AUGUST 2019

MENSWEAR RETAILER OPENS PEACHTREE BATTLE SHOP

Joining its sister location and the company headquarters in Buckhead, menswear clothier Onward Reserve recently opened a new storefront in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center. With stores in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C., owner and founder TJ Callaway sought to create a brand that is “authentically Southern” and “laid-back but unwavering in quality.” The shop’s shelves are stocked with everything a stylish Atlantan needs, from shirts […]

SUN SMART

The next generation of sunscreen products still perform the required tasks, but now offer a handful of additional cosmetic benefits.

Whether you choose a formula from the products shown that offer added bells and whistles or stick to the basics, there’s no excuse for not protecting your skin this summer and beyond.

Bare Republic Diamond Dust Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF […]