WE TRIED IT, TAKE 2

THE SIMPLY BUCKHEAD TEAM TESTS OUT ANOTHER TRIO OF UNIQUE HEALTH SERVICES

IV hydration therapy

Photos: Sara Hanna

A few years ago, several members of the Simply Buckhead team visited area spas to try out some of the latest services being offered. We recently sent two regular contributors, plus our publisher, back out there to test three unusual treatments you may not have heard much about […]

JASON LOCKHART

ACTOR-TURNED-AGENT TURNS HIS BACK ON L.A.

WHAT MAKES ATLANTA A GOOD FIT FOR FILM? There’s infrastructure here. Now we have studio space. We have rental equipment. We have amazing Southern hospitality when it comes to shooting on location. It’s really easy to get almost anything you need location-wise. And there are a lot of strong actors here now, too. There are acting schools and […]

FALL FOR FASHION

More than 140,000 meals will be provided to area residents in need thanks to the $35,000 raised at the Fall for Fashion event held recently at the Tootsies women’s boutique in Buckhead.

The annual Atlanta Community Food Bank fundraiser is held in honor of Hunger Action Month and was hosted this year by 11Alive entertainment reporter Francesca Amiker. The 100-plus attendees enjoyed a runway show featuring the […]

THE ABBEY IN ASHEVILLE

The world of Downton Abbey arrives at the city’s historic Biltmore estate museum

The Biltmore’s roofline mimics the ridges of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

STORY: Amanda Morris

For fans of the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, the Biltmore estate in Asheville, North Carolina, is an ideal U.S. destination to view an authentic example of the upstairs/downstairs life portrayed in the series. A three-and-a-half-hour drive from […]

FOR THE LOVE OF ART

Helping unleash creativity in kids

Under the leadership of Lydia Mays, teens at the Covenant House center for homeless youth paint a mural to beautify their residence.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Children’s book author and illustrator Lydia Mays of Buckhead has been volunteering with Paint Love for the last five years. The local 501(c)(3) partners with Title I schools […]

FEATURED RESTAURANTS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead

Made with fresh ground chuck and a branded Holeman and Finch bun, this is no ordinary burger from Big Sky Buckhead.

BY: Wendell Brock, Rebecca Cha and Angela Hansberger
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

ANIS CAFÉ & BISTRO

Anis is everything you’d hope to find in a French bistro, without having to buy a plane ticket: traditional Provençal dishes, relaxed patio […]

JINGLE ALL THE WAY

LOCAL TRADITIONS THAT MAKE THE SEASON JOLLY AND BRIGHT

CANDLELIGHT NIGHTS

STORY: Sue Rodman

Holiday traditions bond families and make the season all the more special, whether it’s baking cookies together using a handed down recipe, bundling up for a trip to a pop-up stand to pick out the perfect Christmas tree (see related story on page 56) or taking in the numerous events happening around […]

DESIGN & REAL ESTATE NEWS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

Baker Interiors Group recently reopened its Atlanta showroom after a massive renovation. The newly unveiled space at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) clocks in at 10,868 square feet, more than enough real estate to showcase a selection of furniture, textiles and design solutions from legacy brands Baker and McGuire, as well as designers such as Thomas Pheasant, Laura Kirar, Jonathan Browning and […]

CARRYING A TUNE

CHOIR TEACHER JONATHAN PILKINGTON HAS BELTED NOTES FROM GEORGIA TO NEW YORK

Jonathan Pilkington has had professional choral gigs with major groups like the New York Philharmonic and American Symphony Orchestra.

STORY: Muriel Vega

Jonathan Pilkington was born in Georgia on a Wednesday night during church choir rehearsal. While that may seem like a random fact, it marked the beginning of Pilkington’s career in music. “Apparently […]

A TRIBUTE TO OUR QUIET HEROES

Fifteen years ago, Chris Glavine witnessed two young boys enduring a brave battle against cancer, and it moved her to partner with CURE Childhood Cancer to create an annual event dedicated to honoring and encouraging mothers struggling with their children’s medical journeys.

The first Quiet Heroes luncheon in 2005 raised more than $100,000. This year’s event, held recently at Flourish in Buckhead, raised $400,000. The goal of […]