Editor’s Letter – MAY 2024

Jennifer Bradley Franklin photo by Sara Hanna Photography
Jennifer Bradley Franklin photo by Sara Hanna Photography
Sara Hanna Photography

The day my husband and I moved into the house we built, with all of its fresh paint and pristine fixtures, it was hard to envision a time when any of it would need sprucing. Now, 10 years later, it’s that time. We recently had professional painters do an outdoor refresh, added some new plants and a spring wreath of white roses and greenery, and it feels like we’re back to being in love with the exterior.

Perhaps you can relate? In that case, this issue’s “Curb Appeal” themed cover story is for you. In it, we profile masters of home updates, HGTV stars Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson, who grace our cover. In the feature, find tips from local experts on simple things homeowners can do to majorly dial up their home’s curb appeal and ideas for products to make a welcoming front porch. And, if you really want to go all out to create an outdoor haven, you’ll love our profile of Hartley Botanic greenhouses (one of which is the backdrop of our cover shot).

Beyond adding interest to your outdoor living space, this issue of Simply Buckhead is full of stories we think you’ll enjoy. Angela Hansberger explores a rising trend of cocktails using the Japanese spirit shochu and where to find tasty local versions; beauty writer Emily L. Foley reports on how to choose the right moisturizer as Atlanta’s temperatures rise; Lauren Finney Harden highlights acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help people overcome fertility challenges.

Happy spring, friends!

Jennifer Bradley Franklin
Senior Contributing Editor

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