Buckhead designer creates one-of-a-kind clothes.

Art or fashion? Both! This plush, midcalf coat is made of hand-dyed silk, Merino wool, silk roving, wool locks and found fabrics. And it has no seams, and is fully reversible. Art or fashion? Both! This plush, midcalf coat is made of hand-dyed silk, Merino wool, silk roving, wool locks and found fabrics. And it has no seams, and is […]


Georgia Eye Bank grants the gift of sight.

The Georgia Eye Bank provided tissue for Mari Fridenmaker's corneal transplant that transformed her life.

The Georgia Eye Bank provided tissue for Mari Fridenmaker’s corneal transplant that transformed her life.

In 2001, Buckhead resident Mari Fridenmaker’s beloved Labrador accidentally scratched her owner’s eye. The ensuing infection became so debilitating that Fridenmaker had to go on disability. By […]


A young Buckhead family puts down roots in a stylishly renovated ranch

By Giannina Smith Bedford | Photos by Sara Hanna
IMG_3335-1From the outside, the Lovells’ West Buckhead home looks like a typical brick ranch. Step inside the 3,600-square-foot interior, however, and you’ll quickly see it’s anything but. After two addition-renovations and an exquisitely curated design by mother of two and part-time commercial actress Sara Lovell, the […]

COVER STORY: Buckhead Power Couples

Power Couple CollageBy Sarah Gleim | Photos by Sara Hanna

Atlanta has always been the hub of the South when it comes to business and success. Coca-Cola was invented here. Home Depot is based here. UPS, Delta Air Lines, SPANX—the list of Fortune 500 companies goes on and on. These are powerful companies founded and backed by powerful people living right in our neighborhood. So it’s […]

BUCKHEAD POWER COUPLE: Barbarella and Rene Diaz

Family Dynasty: Barbarella and René Diaz

By Sarah Gleim | Photos by Sara Hanna

IMG_9229_pp-1When Barbarella and René Diaz met more than a decade ago, they were both serving on the board of Instituto de Mexico, an Atlanta nonprofit that promotes the art, history and culture of Mexico.

“I had just moved from Stuart, Fla., where I worked with the Instituto of Mexico there,” Barbarella says, “so I was eager […]

SIMPLY DELICIOUS | Featured Restaurants (March-April 2014)

By Wendell Brock

10 Degrees South
After 15 years on the scene, this Roswell Road establishment is a highly original destination where food and wine from the tip of the Southern Hemisphere are celebrated with flair. Before we could pose the server with a query on the peri-peri, we got the hard sell on South African reds—particularly the Rupert & Rothschild 2009 “Classique.” The big, full-bodied R&R was the perfect match for the luscious, spicy food […]

SIMPLY HAPPENING | April Featured Events

Spring is here! Check out these April 2014 events featured in the March/April issue of Simply Buckhead.

April 5 | Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market
Cathedral of St. PhilipPRFM

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SIMPLY DELICIOUS | TASTEMAKER: Steve Alterman, Horseradish Grill

“Reining” classic

We check in with the well-respected owner of Chastain Park mainstay Horseradish Grill, celebrating its 20th anniversary in April

By Kate Abney | Photo: Sara Hanna


The cozy, comfortable and upscale eatery on the edge of Chastain Park, Horseradish Grill, remains one of Atlanta’s oldest continuously operating restaurants. Its restaurateur, Steve Alterman, is the progeny of a longstanding grocery-store family who helped found Ray’s on the River and Buckhead’s […]

EVENTS EXTRA: Fado Irish Pub 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party

18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Block Party March 15 – March 17

No matter how much of an ancestral stretch it actually may be, Americans feel a real connection to their Irish roots each year on St Patrick’s Day.  The social order in Atlanta shifts towards a singular purpose: connecting to Irish traditions including wearing green, eating traditional Irish food, making a difference in the community through charity, and drinking Guinness and […]

SIMPLY NOW: EVENTS | High Museum Wine Auction

Toast Atlanta’s Art Scene at the High Museum’s Wine Auction

By Kelly Skinner

Whether you’re an art aficionado, a wine collector, or a little bit of both, you’ll find fulfillment at the collectors’ gathering of the year, the anticipated High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction March 26-29. Marking its 22nd anniversary, the aesthetic experience serves as the museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Here, a few of the hottest happenings:

Dine Around Dinners | March 26

Not that you […]