LAWN PARTY

ANNUAL EVENT EXPLORES NINE PRIVATE GARDENS

A selection of meticulously landscaped yards highlight this year’s Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour.

Returning for its 35th year, the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour continues its annual celebration with a new tour of nine private home gardens in Buckhead, Decatur and Midtown. Featuring everything from professionally designed and landscaped estates to personal […]

COOKING GOES TO THE DOGS

HOMEMADE PET FOOD IS A GROWING TREND, AND WE’VE GOT TIPS FOR SERVING IT UP RIGHT

STORY: Laura J. Moss

Nearly all pet owners—95 percent, to be exact—consider their pets to be part of the family, according to a recent Harris Poll. And with the number of pet food recalls these days and our desire to ensure that our pets aren’t only consuming nutritious food but also high-quality […]

FAMILY ON A MISSION

Annual event raises millions for cystic fibrosis

Father-daughter duo Millard Choate and Emily Choate Bridges with one of the antique vehicles on display at their annual Cars & Q for the Cause fundraiser.

BY: Mickey Goodman
PHOTO: CatMax Photography

Emily Choate Bridges of Brookhaven and Leann Ott met in preschool and immediately became BFFs. Their families also bonded, so when Ott was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) […]

MARVELOUS MARIETTA SQUARE

Marietta’s historic downtown makes for an ideal day-trip

Glover Park is home to the Glover Park Concert Series, Art in the Park, Taste of Marietta and other events.

STORY: Amanda Morris
Photos: Amanda Morris

A newly opened food hall, walking/ biking trail and craft brewery give Buckhead residents a fresh reason to visit nearby Marietta’s historic downtown square. The blocks-long site is best explored on foot, so […]

THE SWEET LIFE

EXPLORE A WONDERLAND OF JELLY BEANS, CANDY CORN AND MORE

BY: Karon Warren
PHOTOS: Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Candytopia

Candytopia co-creator Jackie Sorkin shows off the sweets coated giant peach designed specifically for Atlanta’s event.

For those who want to live out their own Willy Wonka fantasy, head to Candytopia at Lenox Marketplace across from Phipps Plaza. This sensory experience […]

DR. AMY ALDERMAN AND DR. AIDA JOINER

The leading ladies of an all-female surgical team are equal parts business partners and “sister-friends.”

STORY: Karina Antenucci

“We became fast friends almost on day one,” says Amy Alderman of meeting Aida Joiner almost nine years ago at their previous plastic surgery practice. Last March, after eight years of teaming up on surgeries, the two doctors decided to go into practice together and launched North Atlanta Plastic Surgery […]

NAILED IT

BUCKHEAD SALONS GET CREATIVE WITH MANICURES

Nail techs from places such as The Haute Spot, Sugarcoat and Les Mains Nail Bar create fashion statements with their manicures.

STORY: Lia Picard

Scroll through Atlantans’ Instagram accounts and you may notice a common theme among more and more of them: stunning nail art as a fashion statement. Creative manicures above and beyond the basic buff and polish have […]

A PROTEIN POWDER PRIMER

Get schooled on these popular health supplements

STORY: Nicole Letts

JAMIE BODNER

Protein powder is a pantry staple for many athletes. Its benefits include aiding weight loss, assisting with tissue repair and encouraging muscle building. However, not all protein powders are created equal. In fact, a 2018 study by the Clean Label Project found that out of 134 […]

A SUNSET CRUISE

SPEND A ROMANTIC EVENING PADDLING THE CHATTAHOOCHEE

If you’re looking for something fun and different to do with your significant other, head to the Chattahoochee Nature Center May 17 or May 24 for Date Night on the River. Start the evening with a picnic dinner before hitting the water for an adults-only, 2.5-hour sunset canoe paddle along the Chattahoochee. During the roundtrip journey, scout out local wildlife […]

EDITH AND MICHAEL ROGERS

The vet and the CEO put their heart and soul into their businesses—and their family.

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford

Edith and Michael Rogers were in the same eighth grade class at The Westminster Schools. They became friends and stayed in touch through college, but it wasn’t until 2003, during Edith’s last year of veterinary school at the University of Georgia, that they started dating. “I’d always had a […]