LIFE IS RICH

A comedian’s podcast pursues happiness with money

Paul Ollinger brings deep curiosity and observations about the absurdities of life to both his stand-up and his new podcast.

STORY: Michael Jacobs
Photos: Mike Carano

Being one of Facebook’s first 250 employees seemingly resolved Paul Ollinger’s lifelong stress over money. But after he left his job as the social network’s vice president of West Coast sales after four years […]

SAVORING STONE MOUNTAIN PARK

From championship golf courses to a dazzling laser light show, this 3,200-acre local park has attractions galore

Visitors can take in Stone Mountain Park’s natural beauty in a variety of spots, from the lakeside campground to the picturesque Grist Mill to the historic covered bridge.

STORY: Karon Warren

The quarry exhibit documents Stone Mountain’s history […]

NEWS CLIPS – SEPTEMBER 2019

NEW YOGA OUTLET OPENS

With the opening of Bring It Om Yoga Studio at Andrews Square in Buckhead, yoga fans now have a new place to get their fix. Taking inspiration from NYC’s and LA’s yoga communities, Bring It Om features heated Vinyasa style Power Yoga and Restorative Yoga classes. The studio amenities include showers, changing rooms and complimentary mats and towels. “Our mission is simple: sharing our love for yoga with Atlanta,” says Leticia […]

GOOD KARMA

Helping feed kids in need

Through their gluten free restaurant and bakery KarmaFarm, the Wilders donate meals to those in need.

BY: Mickey Goodman

While traveling in New York and Miami, McCall and Scott Wilder found numerous restaurants where their allergy ridden family of four could eat safely. In Atlanta? Nada.

“Why don’t we open the first?” they pondered. Undaunted by their lack of experience in the […]

UNVEILING OF THE BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE

Fans of luxury cars cruised up Highway 19 to the Bentley Atlanta dealership recently for an invitation-only unveiling of the 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible.

One of the few dealerships in the country to offer a sneak peek at the new hand-built, open-air grand touring vehicle, Bentley Atlanta celebrated the exclusive viewing with a live auction that benefited Horizons Atlanta. Sales from the donated items, which included […]

MAKING WAVES

GIANINE MCKENNA DESIGNS SWIMWEAR INSPIRED BY HER BRAZILIAN ROOTS

McKenna’s swimsuits are designed to flatter the body.

STORY: Muriel Vega

After moving to the U.S. from her native Brazil, Gianine McKenna couldn’t let go of the triangle-shaped swimsuits traditionally attributed to her home country. At the young age of 10, she knew what was flattering for her body.

THE PEAK OF CHIC

The Resort at Paws Up is the authority on experiencing Montana’s wilderness in style

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Anyone who knows me well knows that I don’t camp. I can trace my distaste for sleeping outdoors to my first, and so far only, true camping trip in my early 20s. A friend organized the details (“It’ll be fun,” he said), […]

PUTTING THE “MMMM” IN MEXICAN FOOD

WILLY’S MEXICANA GRILL FOUNDER WILLY BITTER SPICES UP THE LOCAL RESTAURANT SCENE

FUN FACT Willy Bitter plays guitar and once wrote a song about burritos that aired on a local radio station.

STORY: Carly Cooper

Willy Bitter worked on a tugboat in Alaska, built a school in Kenya and studied marine biology in North Carolina. But it wasn’t until the founder of Willy’s Mexicana Grill moved […]

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

Celebrating the big 5-0 in a generous way

As part of her work with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Christine Pullara emcees its Man & Woman of the Year gala.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Buckhead resident Christine Pullara, host of the 11Alive weekday talk show Atlanta & Company, wanted to do something significant for her 50th birthday, but she wasn’t thinking about skydiving or running a marathon. […]

SAY YES! TO VOLUNTEERING

Atlantan honored for years of service

Michael Halpern’s decades of volunteer work have earned him recognition from Leading Age Georgia.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Buckhead resident Michael Halpern has been honored for his 25-plus years of volunteerism with YES! (Youth Experiencing Success) by Leading Age Georgia, an organization that celebrates positive aging.

The impetus for his work with YES! began in the mid-’80s when Halpern was volunteering at […]