LIVING IT UP IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

Lego fans dreaming of morphing into the world of The Lego Movie can come close at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta’s newest attraction.

BY: Karon Warren

Launched a few months ago, The Great Lego Race VR Experience brings together kids and parents in a virtual world where they compete against Lego Mini figures in brick-built vehicles. The 360-degree-video experience features such scenes as a rocky mountain, a rolling river […]

A NEW INCARNATION

Following a multimillion-dollar renovation that began in fall 2018, The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, recently unveiled its new look.

BY: Karon Warren

Photos: Kimberly Evans

The updates included a redesign of all guestrooms, a remodeled reception area and lobby, the addition of a 5,000-square-foot ballroom and renovations to the Trade Root Restaurant and Lounge. The Spa at The Whitley also […]

NEWS CLIPS – OCTOBER 2019

BY: Karon Warren

MACY’S NOW OFFERS CUSTOM TAILORING

For gentlemen who have a hard time finding an outfit with the perfect fit, Macy’s at Lenox Square is ready to help through its new Tailor Square Made to Measure service. Introduced at 15 Macy’s stores nationwide, the program helps customers not only with men’s suits, but also trousers, jackets and shirts. Working with a personal stylist, customers can select the […]

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION

Commemorating the first anniversary of City Springs, the city of Sandy Springs unveiled a new outdoor sculpture gallery.

BY: Karon Warren

Known as ArtSS in the Open, the initiative between the city and the local nonprofit Art Sandy Springs features nine pieces selected from a national competition that drew 135 submissions from artists around the country, including Steve Steinman from Atlanta. Based on the theme “Inspired. By Nature,” […]

NEWS CLIPS – SEPTEMBER 2019

NEW YOGA OUTLET OPENS

With the opening of Bring It Om Yoga Studio at Andrews Square in Buckhead, yoga fans now have a new place to get their fix. Taking inspiration from NYC’s and LA’s yoga communities, Bring It Om features heated Vinyasa style Power Yoga and Restorative Yoga classes. The studio amenities include showers, changing rooms and complimentary mats and towels. “Our mission is simple: sharing our love for yoga with Atlanta,” says Leticia […]

BUCKHEAD NEWS CLIPS – JULY / AUGUST 2019

MENSWEAR RETAILER OPENS PEACHTREE BATTLE SHOP

Joining its sister location and the company headquarters in Buckhead, menswear clothier Onward Reserve recently opened a new storefront in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center. With stores in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C., owner and founder TJ Callaway sought to create a brand that is “authentically Southern” and “laid-back but unwavering in quality.” The shop’s shelves are stocked with everything a stylish Atlantan needs, from shirts […]

A BIG HIT

Area residents now have a new option to add into their workout routine: Panthéon Boxing & Fitness.

STORY: Karon Warren

Opened in Buckhead in May, the new facility focuses on boxing, but it’s not your average gym. “Boxing isn’t meant to be only for advanced athletes and fighters,” says CEO Ben Duvall. “Panthéon knows that, and we’re looking to make boxing fun. We want it to be accessible […]

HITTING THE BIG 4-0

In a city where restaurants and other businesses often come and go in the blink of an eye, Johnny’s Hideaway in Buckhead has maintained its longevity.

Photo credit: Henri Hollis

BY: Karon Warren

In fact, the iconic Roswell Road dance club and eatery, which bills itself as “Atlanta’s only nightclub for big kids,” is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. Patrons both young and old go […]

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

When it comes to movie night, The Springs Cinema & Taphouse wants area residents to enjoy an experience as comfortable and familiar as what they’d have at home.

At the new Springs Cinema & Taphouse, moviegoers can enjoy amenities such as craft beers and fully reclining seats.

BY: Karon Warren

As part of a $2.5 million renovation, the cineplex, formerly the Lefont Sandy Springs, now offers […]

READY FOR PLAY

A few months ago, the city of Brookhaven reopened Skyland Park next to its former site on Skyland Drive.

BY: Karon Warren

Essentially, the city and the DeKalb County School District swapped parcels of land so the school system could build a new elementary school. Brookhaven received $4.75 million in the deal, which helped pay for the revamp of the park, and any remaining balance will go toward […]