PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

Lamps infuse an understated design statement that cannot be overlooked. As the weather cools, a lamp refresh for those evenings spent indoors might be just what you need. This antique brass arched lamp with a white marble foundation features a rectangular shade in ivory linen, making it a simple yet elegant choice.

Available for $870 at Pieces in Buckhead. piecesinc.com

FOOD NEWS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

BY: Lia Picard

Fancy some fish and chips, bangers and mash, or a perfectly poured Guinness? Head to The Duke, a new English pub now open in Dunwoody. thedukepub.com

The team behind Sandy Springs’ Il Giallo opened Lagarde American Eatery in Chamblee earlier this fall. It specializes in Creole and New Orleans-style dishes. lagardeatl.com 

Beloved ice cream chain Jeni’s opened its fifth Atlanta outpost in Buckhead this fall. The […]

BIG FUN IN A TINY CABIN

Getaway’s compact lodgings offer a unique North Georgia escape

The author and her kids play around in the cabin’s top bunk.

STORY: Sherri Dickens
Photo: John Dickens

The welcome packet includes a s’mores kit and activities guide.

A few months ago, I had the chance to visit Getaway, a recently opened tiny cabin retreat in the North […]

A JOLLY TREAT

Kathleen McDaniel is the executive pastry chef and a partner of Zambawango, a gluten-free, sugar-free and low-carb bakery in Sandy Springs.

BY: Lia Picard

McDaniel came up with the recipe for the Jolly Bar after speaking with a diabetic customer who missed the cranberry bar served seasonally at Starbucks. McDaniel made some clever substitutions, and it became one of her best-sellers. Now you can make it at home […]

RYAN MILLSAP

REAL ESTATE INVESTOR MAKES ALL THE WORLD HIS SOUNDSTAGE

WHAT MAKES ATLANTA A GOOD FIT FOR FILM? While Los Angeles is an amazing, wonderful place to visit, Georgia is for sure a better place to live. It’s a more human-scale life, a more human-speed life. Everything is less expensive. There’s a lot of open space. It’s so hard to find open space in California, […]

A YULETIDE TREASURE

Jimbo Livaditis leads Big John’s Christmas Trees into its 70th year

Big John’s Christmas Trees, now lead by Jimbo Livaditis (above), has been a family-run local business for 70 years.

STORY: Ginger Strejcek

Back in 1949, a decade before Lenox Square dazzled shoppers and the Perimeter encircled the city, an enterprising gentleman named John Livaditis turned a winter slump into a holiday boon by selling Christmas […]

REBECCA ADAMS

ACTRESS ASPIRES TO BREAK THROUGH

WHAT MAKES ATLANTA A GOOD FIT FOR FILM? I think because it’s more affordable. That was a big thing for me. I didn’t want to be living with five roommates for $3,000 a month somewhere [in Los Angeles]. I’m not saying I couldn’t have had a great experience in L.A. and found a great community; I just know that […]

A HOME OF THEIR OWN

Giving disabled persons the gift of independence

Mari Doyal (second from right) and friends peruse the brochure for the annual golf tournament that raises funds for “Just” People.

BY: Mickey Goodman
PHOTO: Jennie Helderman

As parents of a child with developmental disabilities, Buckhead residents Mari and Larry Doyal worried what would happen to their daughter, Julie, as they aged. Although Julie and others with issues such as […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

I went to see a movie at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse recently, and as I laid back in the fully-reclining and heated—yes, heated!— seat, watching the previews and munching my popcorn, I thought to myself, What could be better than this on a rainy Sunday afternoon?

I’ve been an avid film goer since my early 20s, when sitting in a dark theater and escaping to the […]

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROPS

Three local residents working behind the scenes to make movies happen

Jeremy Gibbs rents skeletons, vintage toys and other unique items to local film shoots.

STORY: Ann Hardie

Say that movie scene just screams out for a two-headed cow. Or a supersized piece of abstract art. Or a Gatsby-like mansion. Done, done and done. Atlanta’s reputation as the Hollywood of the South wouldn’t be possible without […]