MUST-SEE GEORGIA FILM FESTIVALS

A GUIDE FOR MOVIE FANS

Movie lovers flock to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival for works that “enrich, provoke, challenge, educate and enlighten.”

STORY: Neal Howard

For those who have lived in metro Atlanta long enough to witness the Georgia film industry’s rise to international prominence, it has been an astounding evolution to behold. But prior to the friendship forged on the set of the film […]

JENNIFER LONG

NONPROFIT EXEC WORKS FOR INDUSTRY GENDER EQUITY

WHAT MAKES ATLANTA A GOOD FIT FOR FILM? The different locations around the state and even in Atlanta are pretty extraordinary. There’s such a diverse base of talent. I think that makes it a great option for people who are looking to be here. Of course, the variety of organizations and their skill sets and abilities to […]

PORTABLE POWER

Keeping smart devices running all day can sometimes be a challenge, which is why mobile chargers are so popular.

4XEM Solar Charger

STORY: Jessica Dauler

Depending on the size of the apparatus, you can count on a power boost or full charge from these handy devices when you need it most.

4XEM Solar Charger ($31.99) – pictured above

While solar chargers don’t have quite as much charging capacity […]

THE EGG TO HIS ROLL

Business partners Joe King and Rick Wahlstedt bring Le Colonial to Buckhead

STORY: Carly Cooper

Five years ago, restaurateur Rick Wahlstedt brought Le Bilboquet bistro and bar to The Shops Buckhead, and it quickly became an area staple. A few months ago, Wahlstedt and business partner, Joe King, opened their French-Vietnamese concept Le Colonial less than 100 feet away.

The new Le Colonial Atlanta joins sister spots in Chicago […]

THE REEL DEAL

FROM ON-SCREEN TALENT TO BEHIND-THE-SCENES ENTREPRENEURS, THESE EIGHT INDIVIDUALS HELP THE FILM INDUSTRY ROLL IN GEORGIA

STORY: Michael Jacobs
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Film and TV production keeps projecting success in Georgia. Preliminary figures released by the Georgia Department of Economic Development in mid-September indicate that 399 filmed productions—from feature films and TV series to commercials and music videos—brought a record $2.9 billion in direct investment to Georgia in the […]

FALL’S FUNKY FASHIONS

SHOWCASING THE COLORS, FABRICS AND STYLES OF THE SEASON

Left: Alice + Olivia Velvet Jacket ($485), Alice + Olivia Velvet Pant ($285), Commando Faux Leather Sleeveless Bodysuit ($98) and Christian Louboutin So Kate Camo Ankle Boots ($1,095), available at Saks Fifth Avenue; earrings, stylist’s own. Right: Parker Billy Metallic Floral Draped Top ($188), Alice + Olivia Dylan High-Waist Wide-Leg Pants ($330) and Paris France […]

LIFE-CHANGING ART

Schuyler Rideout goes back to her roots for her canvas creations

Buckhead artist Schuyler Rideout blends an eye for fashion with florals in much of her work. She also specializes in house portraits.

STORY: H.M. Cauley
Photos: Clay Fisher

Schuyler Rideout grew up in Savannah surrounded by fashion. “My mom and grandmother were both incredibly stylish,” she recalls. “They […]

SETTING THE STAGE

STEPHANIE JACOBS GETS HOMES ABOUT TO SELL READY FOR THEIR CLOSE-UPS

When staging a home, Stephanie Jacobs fills its spaces with tastefully appointed furniture in a way that allows the architectural details to shine.

STORY: Lia Picard
MIDDLE PHOTO: Shayna Image

Sandy Springs resident Stephanie Jacobs always had an eye for design but hit a couple of detours before […]

DEBORAH RILEY DRAPER

WRITER-DIRECTOR TELLS OVERLOOKED STORIES

WHAT MAKES ATLANTA A GOOD FIT FOR FILM? I can’t think of any better place in the world to live and work as a filmmaker. Maybe that’s because my support system is so good. Maybe it’s because I can have the beach, the mountains, everything in Georgia within a short driving distance of Atlanta. We have great universities where you […]

THE HEAT IS ON

WINTER COCKTAILS THAT WARM FROM WITHIN

The Smoke in the Valley is the perfect drink for sipping next to the fire pits on Arnette’s Chop Shop’s second-story terrace.

STORY: Angela Hansberger

The Iberian Pig’s Amigo, the Devil arrives in a glass bottle. photo: Heidi Harris

As the seasons change, so does our quest for pleasing cocktails. […]