SHAY BENTLEY GRIFFIN

CASTING DIRECTOR MENTORS A STATE INDUSTRY

WHAT MAKES ATLANTA A GOOD FIT FOR FILM? We knew we had something more to offer, what most other states wouldn’t have in the same depth, and that was the fact we had a great crew base here in Georgia. We had an experienced talent pool. We had a community that understood the value of the things we […]

DOMESTIC DWELLING

With help from a designer friend, a couple updates a 1940s home to meet family needs

Jason and Lindsey Palangio’s formal living room is a perfect blend of old and new.

STORY: Giannina S. Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Jason, Cecilia and Lindsey Palangio love to host friends and family at their revamped home

Lindsey and Jason Palangio […]

15 MINUTES WITH NADIA BILCHIK

Public speaking comes naturally to Sandy Springs resident Nadia Bilchik.

STORY: Jill Becker
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Born in South Africa, she was a well-known prime-time TV host in her native country. After moving to Atlanta in 1997, she worked for a couple of CNN networks, reporting on everything from tsunamis and mass shootings to celebrities and politicians. These days, she’s added author, keynote speaker, moderator and communications expert to […]

AN ABSTRACT DISPLAY

INSPIRING AUTISTIC ARTIST COMES TO BUCKHEAD

In “Come Here,” autistic artist Nicholas Kontaxis shares his emotions through paint using a variety of palette knives, texture and color.

BY: Karon Warren
Photos: Tali Song Roth

Through Nov. 14 at Anne O Art in The Shops Buckhead, step into the world of noted California-based abstract artist Nicholas Kontaxis as he brings […]

THE MANE EVENT

HAIR CARE TOOLS AND PRODUCTS FOR FABULOUS-LOOKING LOCKS

Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Hair comes in all sorts of shapes, styles, colors and textures, but we all want to keep it looking its best. Here are some of our favorite products for helping make sure your tresses look top-notch this season.

The Brush Crush Heated Straightening […]

FROM KFC TO QUINOA

R. Thomas: a health food phoenix rises from the fryer

Kids and adults alike clamor for R. Thomas’ French toast platter, piled with thick, sugar dusted slices of egg soaked sourdough.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Marinated, grilled and tossed with tangy sauce, the hot wings practically fly off the menu.

It’s hard to believe that […]

ADD OLD-SCHOOL BRAVADO TO YOUR BAR

Entertain much? Then you need to know about HipStir Vintage Barware & Glassware, a newly formed company that sells refurbished antique barware and curates vintage-style bar carts and bars for clients.

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

Wendy Shannon puts together customized bars and bar carts for her drink-happy clients.

Here, company founder and former Southern Living magazine staffer Wendy […]

HIGH-STANDARD SKIING

A vacation on the slopes at Park City’s Stein Eriksen Lodge offers the ultimate spoiling

STORY: Giannina S. Bedford

I sat on the bench of the equipment locker room and readied myself for the battle that is shoving my foot, encased in a thick wool sock, into my ski boot. Just as I was about to give it the big heave, I heard a ski valet ask, “Can […]

STARTING CHARITY EARLY

Local authors introduce youngsters to the basics of raising money for a cause

Veteran fundraiser Del Martin and two co-authors created a kids’ guide to raising and giving money.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Pick just about any social issue and there’s probably a kids’ book about it. From bullying and body image to how not to be wimpy, a selection abounds to give young readers insight on […]

A DOSE OF HOLIDAY SPIRIT

CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT THIS RETURNING EXTRAVAGANZA

BY: Karon Warren

For the second straight year, Santa’s Fantastical returns to Sandy Springs to commemorate the holiday season. Taking place at Perimeter Pointe, this pop-up indoor dreamworld brings together timeless traditions with high-tech, immersive visuals that create a unique experience.

“Guests will get to know our characters through projected animation as they send […]