GIVING THE GIFT OF KINDNESS

SEVEN WAYS KIDS CAN GIVE BACK ALL YEAR LONG

STORY: Sue Rodman

It’s time for gift-giving, and in addition to showing people we care through presents, parents often look for ways to teach their children about the less fortunate through volunteering. But kindness is a year round endeavor. These seven organizations offer ways that even the youngest child can practice empathy no matter what month it is.

Locks of […]

A HOWLING GOOD TIME

A family weekend escape to LaGrange’s new Great Wolf Lodge

Wiley’s Waterpark features a wave pool, water slides, lazy river and splash pad.

STORY: Karon Warren

The lobby provides a place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the resort’s water and adventure parks.

With nearly 20 locations throughout the country, Great Wolf Lodge has […]

BLUEGRASS, BOURBON AND BACON

The three B’s of an equestrian Kentucky getaway

Stadium jumping puts the full majesty of horses and their riders on display.

STORY: Joanne Hayes
Courtesy 21c Museum Hotels

A true novice to all things equestrian, I jumped at the chance to experience the 40th annual Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, hosted by the 70-yearold British automaker with a fabled history within the sport. The Three-Day […]

NEWS CLIPS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

WARBY PARKER INTRODUCES KIDS’ LINE

This fall, hip eyewear retailer Warby Parker is expanding its product line with the introduction of Warby Parker Kids. Featuring scaled-down versions of its most popular frames—think Wilkie, Lyle, Louise, Percey, Chamberlain and Daisy—this pint-sized line will be available in two sizes: Jr., for ages 8 and older, and Jr. Jr., for ages 4 to 7. Starting at $95 per pair, including prescription lenses, the frames are available in hues […]

MEDSPA PARTNERS WITH MAKE-A-WISH

Giving is ingrained in the company culture

BY: Mickey Goodman

When S. Mark McKenna, founder and CEO of OVME (pronounced “Of Me”) Aesthetics, opened his healthcare company in Brookhaven in March, he wanted the medspa to support a nonprofit that contributed to the well-being of either women or children. “Our approach to charitable giving is beyond a simple mission statement,” he says. “It’s part of our DNA.”

McKenna didn’t […]

JUST START SWIMMING

Now open in Sandy Springs, Goldfish Swim School brings a new type of water fun for local families.

BY: Karon Warren

The school offers year-round, indoor water-safety classes and swim lessons for ages 4 months to 12 years. “We are passionate about offering families the best learn-to-swim experience possible and ensuring that local kids learn this critical life skill,” says owner Mark Sheppell. “We’ve thought of everything, from […]

BETTER THAN ALL RIGHT

Round Hill resort’s history, beauty and romance make magic in Jamaica

Calm waters, sugar-white sands, scenic sunsets and scrumptious meals are part of daily life at Round Hill.

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

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“Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be alright,” sang Bob Marley, his melodic voice and Jamaican accent softly […]

FESTIVE MEALS TO GO

During the holidays, playing host or hostess can become overwhelming amidst a long list of seasonal obligations. So why not let someone else do the work this year? Eliminate the stress of meal planning and prep with catered solutions from one of these local purveyors.

STORY: Jessica Dauler
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

1. Pano’s Food Shop: Crab Cocktail, Shrimp Cocktail and African Lobster Tails

($19 per person)

A Buckhead institution marked by […]

SHOW TIME

Salon prepares youth for annual fundraiser

A Covenant House youth get prepped for the A Night of Broadway Stars event that raises money to help homeless and trafficked children.

BY: Mickey Goodman
Jamie Tucker with JET-Imaging

Experts at Zapien’s Salon in Buckhead perform transformations on clients every day. But it’s especially meaningful to staff members when they provide makeup and hairstyles for at-risk youth from Covenant House […]

THE BANKER AND THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS

A mission of mentoring youth

BY: Mickey Goodman

Buckhead resident Aron Levine, head of consumer banking and Merrill Edge investing at Bank of America, has always been involved in mentoring programs. “I’m a strong believer in the positive impact adults can have on young people, particularly when they’re facing challenges at home,” says Levine.

When he moved to Atlanta in 2008, Levine realized that although the city was headquarters […]