REMAKING A MASTERPIECE

Experts at the Atlanta History Center painstakingly restore a national treasure

Experts tackle the painstaking work of restoring the 132-year-old cyclorama.

STORY: H.M. Cauley
Photos courtesy Jason Hales/Atlanta History Center

Sandy Springs resident Gordon Jones has been the military curator at the Atlanta History Center since 1991, a background that prepared him well to tackle his most challenging assignment: restoring a work of art so big it […]

BACK HOME AND BUSY AS EVER

Theater pro Shuler Hensley helps launch new Sandy Springs playhouse

STORY: Jim Farmer
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

When he moved back to the Atlanta area in 2012, Shuler Hensley’s goal was to be with his family but continue a career in entertainment that has taken him around the world and brought him plenty of acclaim. And he’s managed to achieve that goal.

A Broadway veteran who won a Tony Award for […]

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Cookie and coffee king Michael Coles shares the secrets to his achievements in his first book

STORY: H.M. Cauley
PHOTO: David Caselli

Entrepreneur Michael Coles admits he’s a compulsive note-taker. For 25 years, the Brookhaven resident scribbled ideas on napkins, hotel stationery and random pieces of paper—enough to fill a 4-inch file—before he began recording them on his phone. The entire time, Coles, 74, imagined compiling his snippets into […]

CASTING CALL

Play Talent agency founder Trina Allen-Abt has a knack for finding the right actors for the right roles

Trina Allen-Abt (right), along with partners Lena Lees-Heidt (left) and Vickie Petronio-King, has placed actors in everything from the Oscar-nominated movie Room to the Emmy-winning series Silicon Valley.

STORY: Mark Woolsey

It’s a long way from a small-town Canadian childhood to the booming Georgia film and TV industry, […]

ON DISPLAY

At Buckhead’s Mandarin Oriental hotel, creative artworks check in for a stay

Artist Claire Chambless’ 3-D works pop off the walls of the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Whether spending a day at the spa or settling in for a week’s visit, visitors to the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta hotel in Buckhead will find themselves surrounded by art. But come back in a few weeks, and […]

BOOKING IT

Buckhead publisher turns writers’ dreams into reality

The author of How I Did It and several other self-published books, Vikki Jones now shares her publishing expertise with others.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

As is the case with so many industries, the world of publishing has evolved under the influence of new technologies. Now, manuscripts that might have grown dusty from the neglect of agents and traditional publishers […]

LOOK, LISTEN, LEARN

Third Thursday series at Buckhead gallery combines visual arts with the spoken word

Corporate leadership advisor Amy Balog speaks at a recent gathering of art and spoken word enthusiasts at the Anne O Art gallery.

Corporate leadership advisor Amy Balog speaks at a recent gathering of art and spoken word enthusiasts at the Anne O Art gallery.

STORY: H.M. Cauley
PHOTO: CR Kirkland Photography

A client with an […]

TELL AND SELL YOUR STORY

A film industry pro shares insider tips in free writing workshops

STORY: H.M. Cauley
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

New Zealand native Mark Staufer has spent years in London and Hollywood working in front of and behind the camera. But since moving to Buckhead three years ago, the 54-year-old has finally found what he describes as his real passion in life.

“I like sitting at home in the dark with my characters […]

GOING, GOING, GONE

A new Buckhead auction house gives Atlanta another venue for fine art and furnishings

Fine furnishings, artworks, jewelry and collectibles are just a few of the items that will go up on the block when the new Leslie Hindman auction house has its first sale in September. Fine furnishings, artworks, jewelry and collectibles are just a few of the items that will go up on […]

ELEVEN DOGS, EIGHT MONKS AND ONE BUSY GUY

Brookhaven entrepreneur Jesse Itzler’s new book recounts his 15 days off the grid

STORY: H.M. Cauley

After his 2016 book, Living With a SEAL: 31 Days Training With the Toughest Man on the Planet, became a hit, life only got more intense for Brookhaven entrepreneur Jesse Itzler. And it was already fairly intense: The Atlanta Hawks co-owner and father of four kids under age 8 is always on […]