7 Mar, 2019

SAM ARTHUR

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SOCCER PLAYER

STORY: Ann Hardie
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

When the call came from the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Sam Arthur had a tough decision to make: leave college a semester early and follow his childhood dream of playing professional soccer, or pursue a career in wealth management after graduation. He chose the latter. “I decided I love soccer and that I would always play,” says Arthur, “but I didn’t […]

7 Mar, 2019

15 MINUTES WITH JON LESTER

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Jon Lester has been called one of the most successful players in major league baseball.

STORY: Jill Becker
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

A sportswriter recently touted the Chicago Cubs pitcher as one of the top five best free agent signings of all time, and another declared, “When the team needs a stopper? Lester is the guy you want on the mound.” The 35-year-old leftie heads into his 14th season with […]

7 Mar, 2019

ENDURING ULTRA HIGHS

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Justin Epstein chases the physical and mental challenges of vertical climbs and 100-mile runs

STORY: Michael Jacobs

Life is all or nothing for Brookhaven resident Justin Epstein, so when seven fitness friends suggested pursuing ultra marathons at the start of 2018, he jumped in with both soon-to-be-aching feet. “With me, there’s never a no,” says Epstein. “Anything that’s endurance and pushing yourself physically and mentally, I’m about.”

That’s how […]

7 Mar, 2019

PAINT YOUR STATION WAGON

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A BUCKHEAD ARTIST CAPTURES HIS FAVORITE CARS ON CANVAS

STORY: H.M. Cauley
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Artrice Woodard remembers the days when gasoline was 35 cents a gallon “and you got a set of steak knives if you filled the tank,” he says. From those early years growing up in New York, he was fascinated by cars of all kinds.

“When my buddies back in high school were working nine hours […]

7 Mar, 2019

A MINI VEGAS IN THE MOUNTAINS

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Can’t make it to Sin City? Head instead to nearby Cherokee, North Carolina

Harrah’s Cherokee features both indoor and outdoor pools.

STORY: Jill Becker

The gaming options include blackjack, craps, roulette, poker and slots.

Every once in a while, when someone asks me what I did for a living back in the day, I’ll tell them […]

7 Mar, 2019

SLEEPING BEAUTY

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REVAMP YOUR OVERNIGHT ROUTINE FOR GREAT-LOOKING RESULTS

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

A search for the fountain of youth might lead to the bedroom. Far from being a myth, beauty sleep is real, since the quantity and quality of sleep can show up in our appearance. “Sleep is a time for overall repair and regeneration of the body,” explains Dr. Taz Bhatia, the author of Super Woman RX and […]

7 Mar, 2019

CREATIVITY IN BLOOM

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Travis Ann Bull brings life to her elegant botanical arrangements

STORY: Amy Meadows

Travis Ann Bull knows that inspiration can strike anywhere and at any time when she’s beginning a project. For instance, when the owner of Travis Ann Botanicals visited a new client’s home to start work on a customized composition, the first thing that caught her eye was an outdoor rustic bench. “I immediately told my […]

7 Mar, 2019

BUCKHEAD AT PLAY

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SIX AREA ATHLETES EXCELLING AT RECREATIONAL SPORTS

STORY: Ann Hardie
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

At virtually all hours of the day and night, Atlantans are getting their sports on. They’re lacing up running shoes and ice skates, picking up paddles and oars, and blasting soccer balls and punching bags. They do it to be fit. They do it because they love to compete. They do it to be the best. […]

7 Mar, 2019

DOWN TO EARTH

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Saving the planet is a huge task, but making the swap to sustainable and naturally derived materials can help make a difference.

Savi Provisions: Repurpose Compostable Tableware

Any day, but particularly Earth Day (April 22), is a great time to explore the benefits of replacing your usual products with eco-friendly versions to help reduce the negative effects they have on the environment. Here are some […]

7 Mar, 2019

GAME, SET, MATCH

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TENNIS TAKES OVER ATLANTA

An ALTA team celebrates after a tournament win

STORY: Mickey Goodman

Atlanta has the largest local recreational tennis league in the U.S. and a reputation for being the king of tennis,” says Emmy Powell, marketing director of the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA). And she has the statistics to back up that claim. Atlanta has a whopping 500 more courts than Raleigh- […]