The NFL Tackles Hunger

A pre-Super Bowl “Party with a Purpose” supports a local food bank

Through the Taste of the NFL event, restaurateurs such as Wayne Kostroski (below) and Atlanta’s own Kevin Rathbun (far left, posing with celebrity foodie Andrew Zimmern), have helped raise $26 million for food banks across the nation.

STORY: Mickey Goodman

In 1992, restaurateur Wayne Kostroski was chairman of the restaurant committee for the Super […]

A Walk on the Wild Side of Animal Ownership

SOME LOCAL RESIDENTS’ PETS HAVE FEATHERS AND SCALES INSTEAD OF FUR

Cockatiel Nacho surveys his domain.

STORY: Laura J. Moss

According to the American Pet Products Association, 68 percent of U.S. households own a pet, and while the vast majority of them are cats and dogs, not all of our furry friends are. In fact, many of them aren’t even furry.

Thirteen percent of U.S. households are […]

IN THE TRENCHES

A trench is a coat that remains current despite a 100-year-plus history. These timeless coverings are not only practical, their style longevity also makes them a closet essential for both men and women.

Burberry Vintage Check Cotton Trench Coat

STORY: Jessica Dauler

Burberry Vintage Check Cotton Trench Coat ($2,390)

The ever-recognizable Burberry check is as much a symbol of casual luxury and contemporary elegance as it is […]

CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE!

Atlanta’s historic Georgian Terrace hotel still shines a century later

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Atlanta isn’t known for its wealth of historic architecture. Sure, we have the Swan House in Buckhead, the iconic Georgia State Capitol building downtown and the L.P. Grant mansion in Grant Park. But none of these invite visitors to unpack their bags and soak up the city’s past in as glamorous a style as The […]

BEAUTIFUL BALLYFIN

Checking in to one of Ireland’s most luxurious hotels

Ballyfin is a restored country estate on more than 600 scenic acres near Portlaoise, easily accessible by train from Dublin.

STORY: Jan Schroder

Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with a glass of Champagne.

Forget sailing the high seas or engaging in a constant battle against evil. When […]

SERVING THE COMMUNITY

Supporting nonprofits one donut at a time.

André Walters joined the company that runs Duck Donuts due to its support of various nonprofits, such as Gabe's Chemo Duck Program.

André Walters joined the company that runs Duck Donuts due to its support of various nonprofits, such as Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program.

BY: Mickey Goodman

André Walters loves seeing the […]

Geared to Giving Back

Local attorney supports the arts and kids

BY: Mickey Goodman

Buckhead resident Forrest McClain is a serial volunteer with a passion for organizations focusing on the arts and children. The Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta top his list.

McClain, an attorney with Reicon Capital, joined the Booth board in 2000 to help jump start the foundation. “The museum opened in […]

NEWS CLIPS – JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019

A BUCKHEAD HOTEL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH A MAKEOVER

The W Atlanta-Buckhead hotel wrapped up 2018 with an extensive $20 million renovation as it marked its 10th anniversary in Atlanta. The updates covered the entire 12-story, 291-room property, with the goal of restoring the hotel’s reputation for an edgy and artful guest experience. The changes include a lobby redesign; upgrades to the fitness center and meeting and event spaces; a makeover for the rooftop Whiskey […]

RENOVATED HERITAGE SANDY SPRINGS MUSEUM NOW OPEN

Following an extensive renovation, the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, located in the historic Williams-Payne House dating back to 1866, reopened recently during the annual Sandy Springs Festival.

BY: Karon Warren

As part of the updates, the museum was converted into an exhibit space with new windows, paint, layout changes and security in an effort to attract more traveling exhibits and […]

POSING WITH POSIES

Atlanta calendar girls help raise money for cancer causes

Proceeds from Richie Arpino's Flower Power calendar support the Buckhead Breast Cancer Coalition and other causes.

Proceeds from Richie Arpino’s Flower Power calendar support the Buckhead Breast Cancer Coalition and other causes.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Richie Arpino, whose client list at the Richie Arpino Salon in Buckhead has included Brooke Shields, Julia Roberts, Melissa Etheridge and scores of […]