AVALON FOR ALL

Check in to Alpharetta’s Hotel at Avalon for an entertainment-packed escape

From sidewalk cafes and a movie theater to a bevy of wellknown retailers, Avalon attracts visitors from near and far.

STORY: Giannina S. Bedford

Approximately 20 miles north of Buckhead, Alpharetta is far enough away but still close enough to be the ideal location for a quick getaway from the hustle of central city life. […]

HOLDING COURT IN LONDON

Savoring a royal Indian weekend at the luxe Taj St. James’ Court hotel

The beautiful lobby welcomes guests with its Indian-inspired jewel-toned accessories and glamorous appointments.

STORY: Joanne Hayes

On a recent trip to England, accompanying my husband on a business trip, we checked into the opulent St. James’ Court hotel for a brief weekend respite. My husband indulged my love of Indian culture on this […]

A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE

EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS THE LEGACY OF HARRY HOUDINI

BY: Karon Warren

Through Aug. 11, visitors to The Breman Museum can peek behind the curtain, as it were, into the life and career of death defying magician Harry Houdini. In the exhibit “Inescapable,” Houdini’s story is documented with artifacts, photos and archival records. “[The exhibition] explores Houdini’s personal life, from his beginnings […]

A BIG HIT

Area residents now have a new option to add into their workout routine: Panthéon Boxing & Fitness.

STORY: Karon Warren

Opened in Buckhead in May, the new facility focuses on boxing, but it’s not your average gym. “Boxing isn’t meant to be only for advanced athletes and fighters,” says CEO Ben Duvall. “Panthéon knows that, and we’re looking to make boxing fun. We want it to be accessible […]

JESSICA DAVIS

OWNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, NEST STUDIO

Wardrobe: Marchesa Notte dress, courtesy of Tootsies; Steve Madden shoes, courtesy of Macy’s; Milan ring and earrings, Variety ring and Simon G bracelet, courtesy of Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry.

STORY: Giannina S. Bedford

Jessica Davis is a perfect example of hard work and determination paying off. The self-described “design geek” was born in Australia and grew up in Dallas and […]

SUMMER OF ’69

MUSICAL EVENT CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK

Capitol City Opera’s annual On the Light Side event has celebrated the music of everyone from Cole Porter to Leonard Bernstein. This year, they’re tackling the nostalgia of Woodstock in honor of its 50th anniversary.

BY: Karon Warren

Taking place on July 26 and 27, Capitol City Opera’s 27th annual On the Light Side fundraiser will pay homage to […]

KIERA PALMER

FOUNDER, THE WOMEN PROJECT

Wardrobe: Alberto Makali dress, courtesy of Tootsies; Badgley Mischka shoes, courtesy of Macy’s; Milan earrings and bracelets and Simon G ring, courtesy of Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry.

STORY: Karina Antenucci

Kiera Palmer is an IT professional by day and entrepreneur and philanthropist by every other waking moment. In 2013, she founded the Atlanta arm of The Pink Agenda, a breast cancer nonprofit, […]

KATHLEEN MCDANIEL

EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF AND PARTNER, ZAMBAWANGO

Wardrobe: David Koma dress, courtesy of Tootsies; INC International Concepts shoes, courtesy of Macy’s; Milan earrings, Doves pendant and Harry Kotlar bracelets, courtesy of Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry.

STORY: Carly Cooper

As executive pastry chef and partner at Zambawango, a gluten-free, sugar-free and low-carb bakery in Sandy Springs, Kathleen McDaniel is used to pulling near-12-hour days. The single mom spent […]

HERE COME THE BRIDES

COUTURE WEDDING GOWNS UNVEILED AT ANNUAL RUNWAY SHOW

BY: Karon Warren
Photos: Dash Digital Studio

The annual Legendary Exclusive Elite Pour La Vie Haute Couture Fashion Show always provides brides to be a spectacular show, but this year, attendees will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek at noted wedding planner and designer David Tutera’s new David Tutera Atelier line. Tutera […]

NORMALIZING ANXIETY

Why it’s okay to feel uneasy and what you can do when it strikes

NORMALIZING ANXIETY

STORY: Nicole Letts

According to the World Health Organization, one out of 13 people suffers from anxiety. We’re so riddled with it that the mere word has become commonplace.

ASHLYN AYRES ELLINGTON
Photo: Haley Hunt Davis

Ashlyn Ayres Ellington, a clinical social worker and therapist at […]