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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


In her new book, Dr. Taz Bhatia helps women find an individualized approach to better health

Move over, Dr. Oz; there’s a new famous physician on the scene. In case you haven’t already caught her appearances on national TV shows such as The Today Show and Good Morning America, meet Atlanta’s own Dr. Tasneem “Taz” Bhatia. She’s a holistic health expert, acupuncturist, nutrition specialist and founder of […]


Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show co founder Debra Lynn Gold curates a winner

Crafting a beautiful piece of wearable art is a skill metal smith Debra Lynn Gold has honed most of her life. Gold, who, perhaps ironically, mostly works with sterling silver, extended her skills to also artfully creating the annual Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show with friend and fellow Atlanta-based artist Leigh Griffin. In early November, thousands […]


Buckhead resident Patti McCarthy creates buzzworthy events across the globe

Event planner, Patti McCarthy, stands in a space she transformed for the NBA All-Star Weekend party at Seven Three Distilling in New Orleans, La., Friday February 17, 2017.

Patti McCarthy is the co-owner of Buckhead-based Monarch Event Management, a special event design firm that has thrown parties from Buckhead to Beijing for some of the […]


Beth Finnerty stresses the value of maintaining your mental health

Read any health magazine or website, and you’ll find plenty of ways to improve your physical well-being, from probiotics to Pilates. But while we hear all the time about how healthy eating and exercise are crucial to our overall health, an important part of our bodies is often left out of the conversation: our minds. And they […]


Jeweler Laura Powers creates timeless custom styles

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, Buckhead-based jeweler Laura Powers might be the BFF of diamonds themselves. She began as a jewelry apprentice during college in North Carolina and came to Atlanta as a sales manager for Tiffany & Co. For the last 27 years, she’s been creating elegant pieces, 90 percent of which are custom made, for her […]


The creative genius behind a popular Atlanta homegrown brand finds her groove

After testing the waters with a handmade bracelet business on Etsy, Mandy Kellogg Rye, a former digital healthcare consultant and Chicagoan, launched her well-read blog Waiting on Martha (WOM) in 2012. The site eventually transformed into an e-commerce business aimed at serving stylish women who were looking for witty gifts and chic yet lighthearted and […]


Dtox alum Shannon Salter Sliger opens Sama this spring…

Shannon Sliger in studio.

When you walk into the new Sama Food for Balance, you’ll get the feeling that it’s time to chillax. From the soothing music to the warm colors of copper, terracotta and green, and spiced aromas coming from the kitchen, its goal is to have you breathing a little sigh of stress relief. […]