NEWS CLIPS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

PLAYGROUND RENOVATION AT CHASTAIN COMPLETE

Following an extensive redevelopment of the original Chastain Park playground, Phase II of the capital campaign Play Chastain was unveiled by the Chastain Park Conservancy during a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony. “The rehabilitation and expansion from 10,000 to 40,000 square feet was necessary because the playground equipment was 14 years old, and the number of children it served significantly increased,” says Randee Kelly, communications director for the Chastain Park Conservancy. New […]

FOOD NEWS – OCTOBER 2019

If you like doughnuts with artistic flair, head to Doughnut Dollies.

The shop stole Atlantans’ hearts at its Marietta location, and the treats arrived at a new Buckhead outpost on Howell Mill Road in June. Standout flavors include the Sweet Jane (brioche filled with pastry cream), Birthday Cake (boasting sprinkles and cream cheese icing) and Cereal Bowl (topped with Froot Loops). mydoughnutdollies.com

You don’t […]

TRANSITIONING YOUR WARDROBE

A LOCAL FASHION DESIGNER SHARES WAYS TO TAKE YOUR CLOSET FROM SUMMER TO FALL

Ashley Wallace’s clothes bring some West Coast vibes to the Deep South.

STORY: Muriel Vega
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna
MODEL: Sydney Butenhoff, MP Management
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Mica David

California-born Ashley Wallace knew early on that she’d become a fashion designer. After a short stint at a national retailer, she jumped into entrepreneurship after earning her […]

NEWS CLIPS- JUNE 2019

BY: Karon Warren

LEARNING ACADEMY OPENS IN BUCKHEAD

Serving students in grades 6 to 12, Fusion Academy Buckhead is now open in the Atlanta Financial Center. An accredited family of private, one-to-one schools, Fusion Academy focuses on personalized learning for youngsters who can benefit from a one-teacher-to-one-student ratio. Additionally, rather than struggling alone at home with their homework, students can complete their assignments at the Homework Café on campus with assistance and supervision from a teacher. […]

FOOD NEWS – JUNE 2019

The sushi from District M is almost too pretty to eat. Jeff Moore

District M, a modern sushi restaurant, recently opened its doors in Sandy Springs. Executive chef Jackie Chang serves a variety of sushi, including jackfish and bluefin tuna, as well as grilled items and entrées such as sous vide chicken roulade with jujube and glutinous rice. districtm.com

It’s easy […]

NEWS CLIPS – MAY 2019

LUXURY HOTEL REVEALS MAKEOVER

In honor of its 10th anniversary, The St. Regis Atlanta started 2019 with what it calls a “property-wide refresh.” The changes include updated guestrooms, the introduction of new meeting and event space, an expanded St. Regis Bar and the addition of a 3,070-square-foot terrace at the acclaimed Atlas restaurant. “With the reputation of [having one of the best addresses in Atlanta], we are […]

YOU’VE GOT MAIL

A local entrepreneur puts her stamp on the greeting card biz

Dionne Mahaffey’s new online venture prints and mails greeting cards primarily featuring “black imagery or black sayings and quotes.”

STORY: Adrianne Murchison

Inspiration may be fleeting for some, but it arrives in abundance for Dionne Mahaffey. Perhaps that’s why she’s a self-described serial entrepreneur. The Sandy Springs businesswoman’s tech expertise has led her to a […]

BIG GAME BIG GIVE

When Super Bowl LIII rolled into Atlanta Feb. 3, so did the crush of celebrities in town to see the Patriots battle the Rams.

This year’s Big Game Big Give event, an invitation-only party thrown each year in the Super Bowl host city, was equally star-studded. Held at the Sandy Springs home of Jeff and Carrla Goldstein, it was hosted by Ludacris and featured a performance by […]

JAMIE ADAMS – Il Giallo

As chef and owner of Il Giallo in Sandy Springs, Jamie Adams cooks a lot of Italian food, including the restaurant’s Feast of the Seven Fishes, a seven-course Christmas Eve tradition with origins in southern Italy.

But when it comes to a holiday meal at home, it’s all about American tradition. The Buckhead native, who spent five years in Italy working at Michelin-star restaurants, now resides in […]

PLAYING TRICKS ON PARKINSON’S

The third annual ladies’ luncheon and social bridge event, Playing Tricks on Parkinson’s, was once again held at Buckhead’s Swan Coach House. The event, which benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research, has raised more than $15,000 to date, and this year contributions exceeded $5,000. All of the proceeds go directly to the Foundation, thanks to the generous support of local executive search firm, […]