SEEING THE WORLD

Local ophthalmologist gives the gift of sight to those in need

Dr. Alan Benedict volunteers his services and supplies to help people in under served countries with vision related issues.

BY: Mickey Goodman

In 2005, Buckhead resident Dr. Alan Benedict read an article in a medical journal about Surgical Eye Expeditions International (SEE International) and how it was seeking ophthalmologists and medical personnel to volunteer in […]

SEOUL SEARCHING

A SELECTION FROM THE KOREAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT ARE ALL THE RAGE

SUGU Glowing Skin Sheet Mask with Egg White

STORY: Jessica Dauler

K-beauty is an abbreviated term for the skincare product boom that began in South Korea and has enchanted the U.S. market. From quirky packaging to quality ingredients at reasonable price points, many of the top-selling Korean beauty items are now available in Atlanta. […]

A DOSE OF COOL

Hilton’s newest Canopy by Hilton property delivers a distinctly Atlanta vibe

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford
Photos: David Kosmos Smith

Only the fifth Canopy by Hilton to open in the U.S., Midtown’s newest hotel is doing a lot of things right. Following its parent company’s vision for each Canopy to showcase its hometown, the Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown feels much more like a small ATL styled boutique hotel than […]

COOKING GOES TO THE DOGS

HOMEMADE PET FOOD IS A GROWING TREND, AND WE’VE GOT TIPS FOR SERVING IT UP RIGHT

STORY: Laura J. Moss

Nearly all pet owners—95 percent, to be exact—consider their pets to be part of the family, according to a recent Harris Poll. And with the number of pet food recalls these days and our desire to ensure that our pets aren’t only consuming nutritious food but also high-quality […]

FAMILY ON A MISSION

Annual event raises millions for cystic fibrosis

Father-daughter duo Millard Choate and Emily Choate Bridges with one of the antique vehicles on display at their annual Cars & Q for the Cause fundraiser.

BY: Mickey Goodman
PHOTO: CatMax Photography

Emily Choate Bridges of Brookhaven and Leann Ott met in preschool and immediately became BFFs. Their families also bonded, so when Ott was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) […]

MARVELOUS MARIETTA SQUARE

Marietta’s historic downtown makes for an ideal day-trip

Glover Park is home to the Glover Park Concert Series, Art in the Park, Taste of Marietta and other events.

STORY: Amanda Morris
Photos: Amanda Morris

A newly opened food hall, walking/ biking trail and craft brewery give Buckhead residents a fresh reason to visit nearby Marietta’s historic downtown square. The blocks-long site is best explored on foot, so […]

THE ROMANCE OF THE RAILS

Peru’s Hiram Bingham train is the height of elegance

The observation car provides optimal viewing of the Peruvian landscape along the route from Cusco to Aguascalientes.

BY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

The luxury train features polished Pullman-style cars.

The chilled pisco sour is tart and boozy, live music from a three-piece band is filtering in and the […]

VETERAN VOLUNTEER HONORED

Local woman recognized for service to ill children

Ultimate Camp Twin Lakes volunteer Elizabeth Correll Richards was recently recognized for her years of service.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Elizabeth Correll Richards of Buckhead had a connection to Camp Twin Lakes long before she was old enough to volunteer. Her father, Pete Correll, former CEO of Georgia- Pacific, helped secure the company’s donation of 115 acres near Rutledge, […]

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 […]

A MINI VEGAS IN THE MOUNTAINS

Can’t make it to Sin City? Head instead to nearby Cherokee, North Carolina

Harrah’s Cherokee features both indoor and outdoor pools.

STORY: Jill Becker

The gaming options include blackjack, craps, roulette, poker and slots.

Every once in a while, when someone asks me what I did for a living back in the day, I’ll tell them […]