ALL THAT JAZZ

A local makeup artist sings a different song on stage

STORY: Kevin C. Madigan
Lahcen Boufedji Photography / Wardrobe courtesy of Tootsies

Latin jazz singer and songwriter Sarai Mateo can be found most Friday evenings and various other dates throughout the month performing at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Buckhead, but she took a long, circuitous route to get there.

Mateo is Puerto Rican but started life in Nicaragua in […]

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 […]

SWEET SUMMER DELIGHT

The Mohalskis more than cut the mustard when it comes to frozen custard

At Southern Custard, Heather and Matthew Mohalski dish out frozen custard in crispy waffle cones and alongside delicious Dutch poffertjes

BY: Lia Picard

In the thick of summer, it’s good to know where to cool off. You could jump in a pool or hide out in the movie theater, but our favorite way […]

PERRY POLISHED

Savannah’s Perry Lane Hotel takes a weekend in Georgia’s oldest city to a refined next level.

NYC-based design and development firm Flank studied local design for five years to achieve the Perry Lane’s Southern-chic look.

STORY: Giannina S. Bedford

I’ve been to Savannah, Georgia, several times. First, during college for a whirlwind 24-hour stopover, then a before-kids, party-filled St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Two years ago, I […]

GOLDEN HOUR

Day drink with a refreshing spritz

While brunching at Dantanna’s, diners can trade the traditional Bloody Mary for an effervescent, aromatic spritz. Mia Yakel

STORY: Angela Hansberger

Summer’s sizzling afternoons call for a sipper that follows the rules for cocktailing under the sun: easy, fizzy, refreshing and low in alcohol. Enter the spritz. Originating in the northeast of Italy, it’s a drink splashed together with a […]

HOW THEIR GARDENS GROW

PLAY IN THE DIRT WITH YOUR KIDS IN FIVE EASY STEPS

STORY: Sue Rodman

Kids are natural gardeners. They love to dig in the dirt, pick dandelions and try to catch butterflies as they flit from plant to plant. Gardening is also a great way for them to learn about the environment around them, increase their awareness of where food comes from and gain healthy eating habits. We […]

LAY IT ON ME

A Buckhead artist moves from walls to floors with hand-painted rug designs

Artist Alan Vaughn creates durable works for floors as well as walls.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Put a painting on the floor? The idea does raise eyebrows, says Buckhead artist Alan Vaughn. But in fact, it’s been happening for eons.

“It goes back many hundreds of years, when big expanses of ship sails were painted by […]

15 MINUTES WITH JENNIFER MORGAN

“I thought the successful, smart part of me was dead,” says Jennifer Morgan, referring to the years she devoted to being a busy stay-at-home mom.

STORY: Jill Becker
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Before that, the Buckhead resident had spent seven years jet-setting around the world as a journalist and news correspondent for both CNN and NBC, reporting on everything from deadly hurricanes to the D.C. sniper trials. “I loved the […]

SOARING WITH THE ANGELS

One man’s missions of mercy.

Volunteer pilot John Alston and Angel Flight Soars executive director Jeanine Chambers stand with a young boy and his mother as he heads off for medical treatment.

BY: Mickey Goodman

When Buckhead resident John Alston, the founder and CEO of ClubDrive, was learning to fly, he looked for a way to use his hobby to help others. The answer was Angel […]

IT’S BETTER AT BAHAMA HOUSE

A home-like lodging enchants Bahamas visitors.

With a max capacity of 22 guests, Bahama House never feels crowded. And you’ll always find a chair at the freshwater pool.

STORY: Jan Schroder

If I could design a spacious home in the Bahamas for entertaining friends and family, it would have the look, feel and amenities of Bahama House on […]