IMG_1918_pp-1I’ve never been a big drinker— a glass of red wine is my go to at the end of a long week.

But when I sip a well concocted cocktail at a chic bar, nothing makes me feel more carefree (or fancy). Especially in Buckhead, we have our pick of some of the best alcohol-serving establishments, from luxe hotel bars and secret speakeasies to watering […]


IMG_1918_pp-1Spending time in nature is one of the best therapies.

Looking up at an unending canopy of trees, listening to the rushing river water and sweating it out on a dirt trail to take in a gorgeous view just seems to melt away the stress of life. Luckily, these are all activities that can be enjoyed in our own community. Need a dose of nature […]

Editor’s Corner – September 2015

IMG_1918_pp-1I’d like to say I’d step up to the plate in a heroic way if the moment presented itself, but the truth is I’ve never really been put to the test.

Yes, I’ve assisted an elderly person with groceries and pulled over to rescue a lost dog, but a matter of life or death hasn’t crossed my path … yet.

Many of the individuals we profile […]

Editor’s Corner – July 2015

What makes someone a rising star?

IMG_1918_pp-1To me, it’s a person with undeniable talent and perseverance who is finally being recognized. A person who’s finally seeing a return on hard work and calculated risk. Someone who, when you’re around them, gives off an energy that makes you want to chance it all for a dream. These attributes belong to all the determined faces that grace […]

Editor’s Corner – June 2015

The older I get, the more I realize how fast the years go by.

IMG_1918_pp-1Sometimes I wonder if I’ll have enough time to check all the items off my (very long) bucket list—there are so many places to visit, hobbies to pick up and writing projects to complete. But after reading this issue, I’m encouraged to know that tackling my dreams long into my golden […]




It’s that time again—a new month, a new issue, and this one is just as gorgeous as the one before it. My personal kudos to our Editor-in-Chief Giannina Smith Bedford, Contributing Editor Karina Timmel Antenucci, Creative Director Alan Platten, Chief Photographer Sara Hanna, and our entire editorial and creative team for the “masterpiece” editorial we have […]




The debut of our newest issue is always a time of personal celebration for me, and this time is certainly no different. In addition to our rockin’ “Music Issue” we’re celebrating our 5-year anniversary, and did so in great style with a celebration on Feb. 3 that was also a fundraiser for CURE Childhood Cancer. […]

Publishers Corner: February 2015

joanneFebruary is turning out to be an exciting time for us; lots of anticipation for our upcoming March-April Music Mania issue, and a celebration held last week to mark our 5-year milestone, which was also a fundraiser for our charity partner, CURE Childhood Cancer. We have always felt strongly about children’s needs, and are proud to also support Share Our Strength year-round.

But as […]

Publishers Corner: January 2015

joanneAs we settle into the New Year, I’d like to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of our readers, Simply Buckhead Radio show listeners, and Simply Buckhead team, for their support and contribution to our amazing growth and success in 2014!

It has been a banner year for us, as we witnessed several more weddings and welcomed another baby to the Simply Buckhead family. Congrats […]

Publishers Corner: November/December 2014

joanneWe have so much to be thankful for this year, and as the holidays roll around and our lives get so busy, we take the time to reflect. 2014 has been a stellar year for us, under the editorial direction of Giannina Smith Bedford, and creative direction of Alan and Sandy Platten.

Along with our strong community presence of 24,000 copies distributed free in over 200 […]