A FASHION TOUCHDOWN

Shena Simmons designs apparel for game-day-ready gals of all ages

STORY: Caroline Cox

Throughout Shena Simmons’ life, she’s lived in different states, had different job titles and worked in vastly different industries. But her love of football has remained constant. The Florida native landed in Atlanta in 2012 to earn her MBA from Emory, and after falling in love with the city, she and her husband decided to […]

PASSION-DRIVEN DECOR

A BROOKHAVEN COUPLE’S HIGH-STYLE INTERIOR PUTS FAMILY AND FUN FIRST

The formal living room showcases an eye-catching painting purchased on a trip to South Africa.

STORY: Giannina S. Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Colin Meadows and Zora Foote, with son, Hamilton, created a home that reflects their love of hosting guests and hanging out.

Personalizing a home is […]

TAILORED FOR THE THOMPSONS

A BUCKHEAD FAMILY’S CUSTOM BUILD CHECKS ALL THE BOXES

Gray, silver and glass strike a winning combination in the Thompson family’s formal dining room.

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Mimi and Andrew Thompson, with their children Drew and Anabelle, love sharing their home with friends and often host end-of-season parties for the kids’ sports […]

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Talking real estate with the CEO of a top Atlanta luxury home seller

STORY: Daryn Kagan

Jenni Bonura is all about home. As the CEO of Buckhead based Harry Norman Realtors, she has a front row seat to some of the biggest, most luxurious houses in the city. She knows the market and what’s hot and what’s not.

Bonura moved to Atlanta in 1999 to work with Anderson Consulting […]

MOD LIFE

A FAMILY OF FIVE MAKES A MOVE TO SIMPLIFY THEIR LIFE

A crystal chandelier reflects off the Cohens’ Cantoni dining table, a regular gathering spot for gourmet family meals.

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Chantel and Kevin Cohen with their two pooches, Thunder and Bourbon.

Kevin and Chantel Cohen met in Los Angeles 30 years […]

DISCONNECTING TO BETTER CONNECT

The importance of logging off our devices for maintaining a healthy relationship.

“Often, our perception of ‘the problem’ is usually the problem itself.” – Lori Whatley

STORY: Juliette Cheatham
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

In her recently published book, Effects of Texting on Marital Relationships, clinical psychologist Lori Whatley, who resides and practices in Buckhead, offers research-backed commentary about how the digital age of texting has created a new […]

A BLUEPRINT FOR THE BRANDENBURGS

A FAMILY OF FIVE FINDS A PLACE TO CALL HOME IN CHASTAIN PARK

Equipped with a fireplace, sectional and Serena & Lily table and bench, the Brandenburgs’ screened-in porch is a popular hangout.

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Mark and Amanda Brandenburg, with kids Naomi, Remy and Hyatt, on the front porch of their […]

THE COBBLER

After 20-plus years in the leather restoration industry, Ryan Embry has designed his own line of leather bags

STORY: Muriel Vega
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Ryan Embry is a third-generation cobbler who has apprenticed the art of leather and how to bring it back to life under his grandfather, father and several uncles. With nearly three decades of expertise in the leather business and seven at his Buckhead shop, Classic […]

GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

A LONGTIME BUCKHEAD HOMEOWNER HAPPILY DOWNSIZES INTO A COZY LOFT

A firstedition Picasso resides above the fireplace in the sunlit living room.

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

After more than two decades in a spacious Buckhead estate, Cynthia Good is relishing her scaled-down abode.

Cynthia Good moved to Atlanta in the late 1980s to take […]

HIT THE RIGHT NOTE WITH HOSTESS GIFTS

A SMALL AND USEFUL PRESENT IS ALWAYS WELCOMED

FOR THE HOME CHEF

STORY: Laura Carson Miller

Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us, full of parties to attend and trips to take. In the midst of all the fun, it’s important to acknowledge the host and/or hostess who thought to include you and took the time and effort to put together the party. […]