KID STUFF

5 KEY ELEMENTS FOR A FUN YET PRACTICAL PLAYROOM

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

1. Pint-sized seating: Whether it’s a small table and chairs or a comfy bean bag chair by Atlanta-based Jaxx (above), have a place for little ones to lounge or curl up with their favorite picture book.

2. Activity nooks: Create “centers” for endeavors such as arts and crafts, dress-up, […]

FITNESS EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NFL player Bryan Jean-Pierre trains a select Atlanta crowd

STORY: Nicole Letts

Owned and operated by Buckhead resident and former NFL defensive lineman Bryan Jean-Pierre, MiscFit is arguably the most exclusive club in Atlanta. After all, you need an invitation to be a part of the private fitness studio. Once selected, you’re privy to group classes led by Jean-Pierre and his hand-selected training, boxing and yoga experts.

It comes […]

BESPOKE IN BROOKHAVEN

Steven and Brie Prediletto add modern, global flair to a Craftsman-style home

At the top of the stairs in the Prediletto home, Heart by Kara Nicole awakens the senses.

At the top of the stairs in the Prediletto home, Heart by Kara Nicole awakens the senses.

STORY: Giannina S. Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Steven and Brie Prediletto have put their [...]
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CHARTING HER OWN PATH

Meet up-and-coming designer Susie Prince

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

Susie Prince’s colorful background runs the gamut from working in visual merchandising and packaging design for Home Depot corporate to serving as the graphics lead and stylist in season four of HGTV’s Emmy-winning series Elbow Room. In 2015, she and then-boyfriend now husband, Victor Prince, participated on Fox’s show Home Free, competing in design and build challenges for the […]

PAINTING THE TOWN

MIGUEL CASTILLO OF CASTLE PAINTING TELLS US WHAT’S HOT AND NOT IN PAINT RIGHT NOW

STORY: Karina Antenucci
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Miguel Castillo moved his family from Venezuela to Atlanta in 1998, right after controversial former president Hugo Chávez was elected. He chose Atlanta because of the hypergrowth the city was experiencing after the 1996 Summer Olympics. A professional basketball player in his native country, Castillo turned his sights […]

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 […]

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: […]

THE FIX IS IN

Using groundbreaking orthobiologics, Dr. Ken Mautner heals Atlanta’s pro athletes, weekend warriors and more

STORY: Michael Jacobs

Physician Ken Mautner lives on the cutting edge of healing athletes without cutting. The Buckhead resident leads the nonsurgical side of the Emory Sports Medicine Center in Brookhaven, with a focus on using minimally invasive treatments to get athletes of all ages and abilities back to their games.

The 45-year-old is often […]

A PINE HILLS PROJECT

AN AMATEUR DESIGNER HITS A HOME RUN WITH HER BUCKHEAD FAMILY HOME

Exemplifying Jennifer’s love of texture, the living room boasts a whitewashed pecky cyprus ceiling and Indiana limestone fireplace.

STORY: Giannina S. Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

After living in a townhome, the Brookins family is relishing the space and amenities offered by their custom-built, self-decorated […]

THE BENEFITS OF BUCCAL MASSAGE

Love.Beauty.Nourish founder Mary Bogart’s unique, all-natural approach to looking your best

Mary Bogart is one of the few aestheticians in the state practicing the art of intra-mouth massage.

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Aesthetician and massage therapist Mary Bogart opened her Love.Beauty.Nourish skincare and facial studio in Sandy Springs last fall and has been accumulating loyal clients ever since. Many are drawn to her hypernatural products and […]