FITNESS EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NFL player Bryan Jean-Pierre trains a select Atlanta crowd

STORY: Nicole Letts

Owned and operated by Buckhead resident and former NFL defensive lineman Bryan Jean-Pierre, MiscFit is arguably the most exclusive club in Atlanta. After all, you need an invitation to be a part of the private fitness studio. Once selected, you’re privy to group classes led by Jean-Pierre and his hand-selected training, boxing and yoga experts.

It comes […]

PAINTING THE TOWN

MIGUEL CASTILLO OF CASTLE PAINTING TELLS US WHAT’S HOT AND NOT IN PAINT RIGHT NOW

STORY: Karina Antenucci
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Miguel Castillo moved his family from Venezuela to Atlanta in 1998, right after controversial former president Hugo Chávez was elected. He chose Atlanta because of the hypergrowth the city was experiencing after the 1996 Summer Olympics. A professional basketball player in his native country, Castillo turned his sights […]

MAGIC CARPETS

Mohamad Gavahi of Atlanta Fine Rugs reveals how to shop for a quality Oriental rug

ANTIQUE RUG CLEANING TIP Weekly, give it a good vacuum. Every 7 to 10 years, take it to a professional carpet cleaner experienced in handling antique rugs. “This is an art that needs to be done by an expert. It will protect the value of your rug,” says Gavahi.

STORY: […]

THE FIX IS IN

Using groundbreaking orthobiologics, Dr. Ken Mautner heals Atlanta’s pro athletes, weekend warriors and more

STORY: Michael Jacobs

Physician Ken Mautner lives on the cutting edge of healing athletes without cutting. The Buckhead resident leads the nonsurgical side of the Emory Sports Medicine Center in Brookhaven, with a focus on using minimally invasive treatments to get athletes of all ages and abilities back to their games.

The 45-year-old is often […]

THE BENEFITS OF BUCCAL MASSAGE

Love.Beauty.Nourish founder Mary Bogart’s unique, all-natural approach to looking your best

Mary Bogart is one of the few aestheticians in the state practicing the art of intra-mouth massage.

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Aesthetician and massage therapist Mary Bogart opened her Love.Beauty.Nourish skincare and facial studio in Sandy Springs last fall and has been accumulating loyal clients ever since. Many are drawn to her hypernatural products and […]

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. […]