BIG CITY GETAWAY

Georgia’s flagship Marriott hotel is a city unto itself

The Marriott Marquis is a fixture on the downtown Atlanta skyline.

The Marriott Marquis is a fixture on the downtown Atlanta skyline.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

With 1,663 guestrooms, 94 suites, a sports bar, wellstocked market and gift shop, lobby bar, upscale dining room, spa, fitness center, indoor/outdoor pool and its own Starbucks, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is not […]

GIRLS ROCK

Taking it outdoors for female empowerment

Through Prissy Tomboy Athletics, Tracey Pearson (left) and Jennifer White are committed to building strong young women.

Through Prissy Tomboy Athletics, Tracey Pearson (left) and Jennifer White are committed to building strong young women.

BY: Mickey Goodman

In 2014, Brookhaven residents Jennifer White and Tracey Pearson decided to launch Prissy Tomboy Athletics to encourage preteen and teenage girls ages 8 to […]

RAW REVIVAL

While it may seem like a new trend, poke (pronounced poh-kay) is a Hawaiian dish that has been around for centuries.

STORY: Jessica Dauler
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Look around town and you’ll notice the raw fish salad popping up everywhere, and with good reason, as it’s both healthy and delicious. Even if you’re not a fan of traditional sushi, poke offers a sea of combinations so you can get […]

A WEEKEND IN THE WOODS

Experiencing concierge camping with Atlanta startup Scamper Van

Love the great outdoors but don't have the requisite camping equipment? No worries, because Scamper Van will deliver it all right to your door.

Love the great outdoors but don’t have the requisite camping equipment? No worries, because Scamper Van will deliver it all right to your door.

STORY: Jill Becker

When I was a kid growing up in […]

NEWS CLIPS JULY / AUGUST 2018

SHOPS AROUND LENOX CONTINUES TO EXPAND RETAILER MIX

This summer, the Shops Around Lenox in Buckhead welcomes Flower Child, a fast-casual, healthy-food concept from the West Coast that features farm-fresh ingredients in a menu boasting vegan, paleo and glutenfree options. Also new is West Elm, which brings its modern furniture and decor to shoppers looking to showcase their personal style in everything from bedding and outdoor furniture to pillows and wall art.

Shops Around Lenox
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LOCAL HERO

Creating precious memories for cancer families

Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation founder Jon Albert has never turned away a deserving family.

Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation founder Jon Albert has never turned away a deserving family.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Scores of organizations provide support for cancer patients, but the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (JAJF) is the only nonprofit that offers […]

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON

Local eatery’s monthly special supports various nonprofits

Every month, Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taquería donates proceeds from specified items to area charities.

Every month, Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taquería donates proceeds from specified items to area charities.

BY: Mickey Goodman

When Mimmo Alboumeh, chef-owner of Red Pepper Taquería restaurants, […]

THE FIGHT FOR RIGHTS

Highlighting a few of the historic sites along the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Stops along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail include the Lorraine Motel in Memphis - Courtesy of the National Civil Rights Museum

Stops along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail include the Lorraine Motel in Memphis – Courtesy of the National Civil Rights Museum

STORY: Jan Schroder

A statue of James Meredith that stands in […]

HISTORICAL NEW DIGS

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER INTRODUCES COFFEE SHOP AND MORE

BY: Karon Warren

Visitors to the Atlanta History Center can now browse a larger selection of books and collectibles at its new 2,500-square-foot museum shop and bookstore. The enhanced space infuses warmth into a sleek, industrial design, with a mix of natural woods, concrete floors, and wood and metal display cases and bookshelves. “We were excited about the idea of […]

SHOPPING À LA FRANÇAISE

Experts from Huff Harrington lead locals to secret Paris caches of fine French furnishings

Linda Mohan (far left), manager of Huff Harrington Fine Art, helps shoppers uncover hidden gems during a March buying trip to Paris.

Linda Mohan (far left), manager of Huff Harrington Fine Art, helps shoppers uncover hidden gems during a March buying trip to Paris.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

What’s not to love about the […]