DREAM MACHINES

THE FANTASY CARS OF SIX NOTABLE ATLANTANS

Dream cars are as diverse as the people plugging along on Peachtree Road, so we asked several Atlanta-area celebrities familiar with Buckhead driving what wheels get their motors running.

Photos: Niko Karatassos: Sara Hanna; Corvette Stingray: dave_7, Lethbridge, Canada, via Wikimedia Commons

STORY: Michael Jacobs

 

NIKO KARATASSOS

President of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group

When […]

15 MINUTES WITH MICHELLE A. MIDDLEBROOKS

As a woman standing just five feet, four inches tall, Michelle A. Middlebrooks’ chosen career might surprise you.

STORY: Jill Becker
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

The 48-year-old is the battalion chief overseeing all five of the Buckhead-area fire stations. Based out of Station No. 21 on Roswell Road, she manages the 30-plus firefighters who bravely respond to calls for everything from house fires to suspicious packages, and is on scene […]

LOVE IS THE KEY

A Sandy Springs author puts a new spin on “LOL”

STORY: H.M. Cauley

In texting lingo, “LOL” means “laughing out loud,” though some have mistakenly interpreted those letters as “love you lots.” Sandy Springs author Robyn Spizman now offers another option with the title of her latest book, Loving Out Loud: The Power of a Kind Word.

The prolific writer, who has penned books on topics ranging from buying […]

DESIGN & REAL ESTATE NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2019

Atlanta’s oldest and largest locally-owned and -operated residential real estate firm is expanding its reach.

Dorsey Alston’s Patrick Wood, Rip Sartain, Michael Rogers and Carson Matthews in front of the firm’s future intown office.

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

Buckheadbased Dorsey Alston Realtors plans to open its first intown office in Virginia- Highland later this year. The firm recently closed on the purchase of a 1919 building […]

PURE PLEASURE

There’s something to taco ’bout at Brookhaven’s Pure Taqueria

Pure Taqueria has tacos and homemade salsas for every palate and dietary restriction

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

With its sizzling veggies, avocado and charred tomatillo salsa, the cazuela bowl is as visually stunning as it is tasty.

As the hot summer sun bled through the blinds […]

MAGIC CARPETS

Mohamad Gavahi of Atlanta Fine Rugs reveals how to shop for a quality Oriental rug

ANTIQUE RUG CLEANING TIP Weekly, give it a good vacuum. Every 7 to 10 years, take it to a professional carpet cleaner experienced in handling antique rugs. “This is an art that needs to be done by an expert. It will protect the value of your rug,” says Gavahi.

STORY: […]

A SERENDIPITOUS SPOT

A Brookhaven couple takes a chance and succeeds with their first family home

Plantation shutters, natural stone and coffered ceilings set an elegant tone in the living room.

STORY: Giannina S. Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

The Davises have come to cherish their Brookhaven home as a perfect place to raise their family.

Sometimes you simply fall into […]

A GRAPE EXPERIENCE

SAMPLE DOZENS OF WINES AT THIS BUDDING ANNUAL EVENT

BY: Karon Warren

On Sept. 28, the Sandy Springs Wine Festival returns for its second year to the lawn of the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park, where those ages 21 and older can indulge their love of good vino. From noon to 5 p.m., ticket holders can enjoy tastings of more […]

Vroom!

GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING WITH OUR FIRST-EVER CARS ISSUE

PHOTO: Sara Hanna
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Scott Asano
STYLIST: Sara Mixon
WARDROBE: Ganni animal print maxi dress ($440), courtesy of Tootsies.
MODEL: Nina Darr, MP Management
MAKEUP: Sarai Mateo, The Standard
HAIR: Vincent Tobias, The Standard
VINTAGE CAR: Courtesy of Millard Choate

Shot on location at 430 Argonne Drive N.W., Atlanta 30305, currently available through James Simons at Harry Norman Realtors

When it comes to driving, there are […]

RISE TO THE TOP

Catching up with Legendary Events’ new executive chef Diana Watkins

BY: Lia Picard

When it comes to preparing meals for Buckhead’s biggest soirees, Legendary Events lives up to its name. The company, which has planned parties for everyone from Jane Fonda to Tyler Perry, recently appointed Diana Watkins as its executive chef, but having been with Legendary Events for nine years already, she was more than ready to […]