A FASHION TOUCHDOWN

Shena Simmons designs apparel for game-day-ready gals of all ages

STORY: Caroline Cox

Throughout Shena Simmons’ life, she’s lived in different states, had different job titles and worked in vastly different industries. But her love of football has remained constant. The Florida native landed in Atlanta in 2012 to earn her MBA from Emory, and after falling in love with the city, she and her husband decided to […]

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Talking real estate with the CEO of a top Atlanta luxury home seller

STORY: Daryn Kagan

Jenni Bonura is all about home. As the CEO of Buckhead based Harry Norman Realtors, she has a front row seat to some of the biggest, most luxurious houses in the city. She knows the market and what’s hot and what’s not.

Bonura moved to Atlanta in 1999 to work with Anderson Consulting […]

DISCONNECTING TO BETTER CONNECT

The importance of logging off our devices for maintaining a healthy relationship.

“Often, our perception of ‘the problem’ is usually the problem itself.” – Lori Whatley

STORY: Juliette Cheatham
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

In her recently published book, Effects of Texting on Marital Relationships, clinical psychologist Lori Whatley, who resides and practices in Buckhead, offers research-backed commentary about how the digital age of texting has created a new […]

THE COBBLER

After 20-plus years in the leather restoration industry, Ryan Embry has designed his own line of leather bags

STORY: Muriel Vega
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Ryan Embry is a third-generation cobbler who has apprenticed the art of leather and how to bring it back to life under his grandfather, father and several uncles. With nearly three decades of expertise in the leather business and seven at his Buckhead shop, Classic […]

HIT THE RIGHT NOTE WITH HOSTESS GIFTS

A SMALL AND USEFUL PRESENT IS ALWAYS WELCOMED

FOR THE HOME CHEF

STORY: Laura Carson Miller

Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us, full of parties to attend and trips to take. In the midst of all the fun, it’s important to acknowledge the host and/or hostess who thought to include you and took the time and effort to put together the party. […]

BODY OF WORK

TALKING FITNESS AND MORE WITH CELEBRITY TRAINER BRAD KOLOWICH JR.

STORY: Amelia Pavlik

With a father who taught physical education and was a personal trainer, and a mother who taught aerobics classes, Brad Kolowich Jr. was probably destined for a career in fitness.

“Health and fitness have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” says the Atlanta native, whose book, Fitter Faster: The […]

FASHION RANGER

SABRINA DAVIS CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF BRINGING SO-CAL FASHION TO BUCKHEAD

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Spend a few minutes chatting with Sabrina Davis, and it’s easy to see why she’s celebrating a big milestone as a Buckhead business owner. Her breezily cool style and friendly, open manner put her customers— many of whom have become friends—at ease.

The Miami Beach native pingponged between Los Angeles and Atlanta during her […]

DRINKS, ITALIAN STYLE

A Sandy Springs stylist raises a glass to cocktails from her favorite country

Italian Cocktails and food

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Summer is the perfect time of year to host a patio or porch drinks party. And this year, whether it’s a neighborhood gathering or an intimate dinner for two, Annette Joseph has the secrets to putting an Italian spin on the soiree in her new book, […]

ADDRESSING ADDICTION

One Buckhead psychologist takes a holistic approach to treating this growing epidemic

Frustration: That was one of the driving forces behind Janet Cox’s decision to form Synapse, LLC, an addiction treatment center in Buckhead. “I worked with a medical group connected to [a local hospital] for 10 years, trying to make the traditional addiction treatment model, which focuses on the 12 steps, work,” says Cox, a licensed […]

CREATING LASTING FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Buckhead resident Allison Vaccaro transforms home exteriors without swinging a hammer.

Allison Vaccaro and her sister, Cassie McDowell

Allison Vaccaro and her sister, Cassie McDowell

Back in November, Allison Vaccaro and her sister, Cassie McDowell, launched Brick & Batten, their Atlanta-based virtual home exterior design business. That’s right: home exterior. They help clients choose external paint and trim colors, lighting fixtures and home accents such as […]