QUEEN OF FACES
Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker, double board-certiﬁed facial plastic surgeon, has performed over 5,000 facelifts. She, once again, was voted My Buckhead’s Best Plastic Surgery - Face! Plus, selected as Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor for 20 straight years.
When it's time to get back to you…Atlanta Face & Body offers a variety of treatments, from surgical to non–invasive, and rejuvenation to prejuvenation.
AtlantaFaceAndBody.com 678.888.FACE (3223)
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Celebrating Buckhead’s Amazing Give-Back Community
In this issue we are proud to honor the businesses you voted as this year’s My Buckhead Best of 2023 winners. These business owners haven’t just survived the challenges brought on by the circumstances of the last few years, they are thriving! Thank you for your engagement and your votes of conﬁdence for these amazing businesses.
In addition to the business community that is such an important part of Buckhead, we want to celebrate the people who live here and do good things to help our children, our elderly and disabled, and those who are simply struggling due to health and ﬁnancial issues. Many of our citizens work tirelessly to share their gifts of time, knowledge and other resources so that all can beneﬁt from living here.
One such individual is Buckhead’s Michelle Hodgson, who consistently gives back to her community and beyond with her nonproﬁt Children Helping Children.
Children Helping Children was started by Michelle over 15 years ago to help educate and empower kids and teens to give back to others. Since then, Atlanta’s youngest volunteers have made a big impact across Atlanta.
Children Helping Children recently partnered with fellow nonproﬁt Gigi’s Playhouse to host a special Coffee Shop event. Young adults from Gigi’s volunteered their morning to serve customers coffee, snacks and swag to beneﬁt their new playhouse expansion! To ﬁnd out how you can get involved with Children Helping Children, contact email@example.com.
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BEST OF 2023
After thousands of votes, we reveal the businesses you chose as Buckhead’s Best! From doctors to restaurants and more, meet all of the winners at AtlantaBestMedia.com. p. 23
Meet Your Neighbors
Meredith Pope battled postpartum depression and came out on the other side as a mom-spiration and 2021 Over 40 & Fabulous! Give-Back Winner. p. 15
Troy Wells shares how he transformed his backyard into a tranquil oasis with a little can-do spirit and help from Buckhead’s outdoor experts. p. 16
Nod to your neighbors
Eat, drink and dance the night away at Food That Rocks
On June 8, head over to City Springs for the foodie event of the summer, complete with unlimited food and cocktail tastings from local restaurant favorites like The Select and Tupelo Honey. Chat with local chefs and enjoy live music by the Geek Squad all night long.
1 Galambos Way. foodthatrocks.org
When you don’t have all day, hit up Heyday.
The popular facial studio just opened its Buckhead outpost this spring and prides itself on high-quality, educational 50-minute facials that are “short enough for a weekday visit and long enough for lunchtime pampering.” Get your glow on with Heyday’s customizable facial or add on trending enhancements like Nano Infusion or Gua Sha.
3158 Peachtree Rd. NE., Ste. C. heydayskincare.com
DATE NIGHT IN BUCKHEAD
Buckhead Village’s new haunt, Carmel, is here to elevate your evening with a late-night DJ from 9pm to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Settle into the intimate bar area where you and your sweetheart can savor coastal cuisine and craft cocktails.
3009 Bolling Way NE. carmelatl.com
Enjoy an art- lled evening with your signi cant other during the Miami Circle Gallery Stroll on June 17. Walk from gallery to gallery and marvel at the works of local and international artists. You just might nd the perfect piece for your place! Miami Circle NE. liveablebuckhead.org/gallerystroll
Take date night to new heights at Spaceman, Atlanta’s tallest rooftop bar! Located on the 15th oor of the Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, guests can imbibe a creative cocktail or refreshing mocktail while taking in the view and listening to live music. 3301 Lenox Square Pkwy. NE. hyattcentricbuckheadrestaurantsatl.com
Have a passion you want to turn into a podcast?
Buckhead’s beloved morning show host Bert Weiss is here to help with his new book. In “Listenable,” The Bert Show star shares his simple, triedand-true content and delivery strategy anyone can use to produce a podcast that builds a large, loyal audience. You can purchase your copy at thebertshow.com/articles/ listenable. my
Experts Provide Solutions For Your Everyday Home Q&A
QHow can I protect my glass shower door?
AWhile glass looks and feels smooth to the touch, a microscope reveals an uneven surface riddled with pits and valleys. These imperfections slowly allow minerals, scale and soap scum to penetrate and can eventually ruin the glass. Spray-on products protect temporarily, but there is nothing better than permanently sealed ShowerGuard Glass with a lifetime warranty to keep your glass looking as new as the day it was installed.
Drexler Glass Co.
Years in Business: 67
Associations: NARI, BBB A+ Rated 404.351.4141
QDo you also sell and install doors?
AWe offer a large selection of doors including front/entry doors, patio doors, and multi-slide doors. They provide curb appeal, energy-efficient performance, and add an extra layer of security to your home. Investing in a door made of fiberglass or iron provides a lowmaintenance option, eliminating the possibility of wood rot or insect penetration. Call us today to learn more and schedule your free consultation.
North Georgia Replacement Windows
Years in Business: 18
Associations: BBB A+ Rated, NARI
See ad on p. 11
QHow long does it take to re-side my home and how long will it last?
ADepending on the size of your home, it typically takes one week to finish a siding project. Your technicians will consider the scope of the exterior remodel, whether or not old siding needs to be removed and the current weather conditions. When installed properly and cared for regularly, James Hardie siding should last at least 30 years, and is always installed with a transferrable warranty.
Years in Business: 25
Associations: NKBA, HBA
www.paintingplus.comCharlie Dallavalle Ted Kirk and Jonathan Collum
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QWhy is my garage door so noisy?
AJust like any other large moving piece of equipment, a garage door needs periodic service for proper, quiet and safe operation. A technician can perform some routine service during an annual garage door tune-up. Moving parts requiring lubrication, worn rollers, loose track and hardware can be resolved by a professional. The safe and proper operation of your door and motor operator can also be confirmed. Finally, if you have metal rollers, consider replacing them with smooth, quiet nylon rollers.
Overhead Door Company of Atlanta™
Years in Business: 88
Associations: GAHBA, IDA, BBB A+ Rated 404-USA-DOOR www.overheaddooratlanta.com
QShould window treatments be lighter or darker than the walls?
AEither! Lighter window treatments can help brighten a room and make it feel airy and open, while darker window treatments tend to add warmth and dimension. Ultimately, the choice of whether to go with lighter or darker window treatments will depend on your personal style and the overall design of the room.
Classic Blinds & Shutters Design Center
Years in Business: 27
Associations: BBB A+ Rated, Best of Houzz (2016-2018) 678.822.0928 | www.classicblindsandshutters.com See ad on p. 26
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2021 OVER 40 & FABULOUS! GIVE BACK AWARD WINNERBy Wyndi Kappes
If you are struggling with the stresses of motherhood, Meredith Pope wants you to know you aren’t alone.
In her mid-30s, the new mom was grappling with postpartum depression, her children’s dyslexia diagnoses and other medical issues, and the pressure of “perfect parenting.” She felt like she had lost herself in it all. But thanks to her supportive community and the power of setting boundaries, the now 50-year-old former Mrs. USA Earth titleholder has not only rediscovered herself, but also her passion for helping others navigate the challenges of parenting through her blog at meredithpope.net.
Q: What do you consider your biggest accomplishment?
Meredith Pope: Being brave enough to reach out for help and overcome my postpartum depression and anxiety is something I am very proud of. I cringe to think what would have become of my family if I hadn’t. Today, I am living my best life and accomplishing my life’s dreams all because I admitted I needed help. Please never be too prideful to ask for help if you are struggling emotionally.
Q: What do you think has contributed to your success in life?
Meredith Pope: Growing up with dyslexia has proven to present many challenges for me, but my determination to overcome it and prove those who didn’t believe in me wrong has stayed with me. Dyslexia is a gift, and once you learn how to learn, anything is possible. I plan to spend the rest of my life shouting that from the rooftops and helping as many children as I can feel as powerful as I do right now.
Q: What are some of the ways you give back to the community?
Meredith Pope: I spend my time advocating for children with dyslexia by partnering with Decoding Dyslexia of Georgia and the Atlanta Speech School. I was privileged to have a role in the passing of Senate Bill 48, which mandates that all pre-kindergarten students in Georgia have to be screened for dyslexia. My second love is for the Earth. I used my talents as a former teacher and my love of writing to create my bestselling children’s book, “I Am NOT Trash,” which teaches children to respect and value our planet from an early age by reducing and reusing plastics. This book has a deeper meaning than just recycling; it shows how we all have a purpose on this earth and deserve to find that purpose.
Q: What do you love most about Buckhead?
Meredith Pope: I love all that Buckhead has to offer, but some of my favorite places include the Shops of Buckhead, St. Regis Atlanta, Memorial Park, Hal’s “The Steakhouse” and Cherokee Town and Country Club. my
Troy Wells’ Tropical HavenBy Jennifer Colosimo
Every morning begins a daily grounding ritual for homeowners Troy Wells and Tom Sullivan. Barefoot, Wells says, they step out into a dew-covered yard to listen as butterflies warm their wings and watch hungry honeybees collect nectar. Palm fronds and banana leaves dance in the breeze and birds welcome the day with their melodies. By noon, the two have happily lost track of time hoping a dragonfly might land on their fingers. Then, just as evening comes, a majestic chorus of croaking frogs provides a little background music as lightning bugs light up the yard like diamonds. It reminds them that in a world filled with chaos, the feeling of peace is priceless.
“In the spring of 2022, I had a vision of this backyard paradise and in four months, it came together through a synchronized process,” said Wells, a longtime resident of Brookhaven’s Ashford Park and a top realtor at PalmerHouse Properties (where he shares his landscape design insight as often as he can). Wells’ backyard is his most recent passion project and a dream realized by the four-year cancer survivor as proof that you must live life to its fullest.
“Ricky with Atlanta Palms installed the palm trees—a must for any tropical garden—and the tranquil pond was constructed by John with Universal Aquatics,” Wells said. “Implementation was a lot of work. But it was worth it, and it all reminds us that together with nature we all have purpose and without the creatures of nature, we would exist no more.”
The babble of waterfalls, a visual collage of vibrant tropical foliage, the sweet, sensuous smell of Hawaiian ginger blossoms and the warm sun on their faces—to Wells, these are now gifts for the senses that he and Sullivan can enjoy every single day.
And while they might start the day grounded, a stroll through this paradise is actually pretty uplifting. my
Benefits of Being Outdoors: Why Your Lawn is Your New Best Friend
Are you tired of being cooped up inside all day? Do you long to breathe fresh air and feel the sun on your skin? Look no further than your own backyard! Spending time in your own yard can have a multitude of benefits for your health and wellbeing.
Reduces Stress and Improves Mood
First and foremost, being outdoors has been proven to improve mood and reduce symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Just a few minutes of fresh air and sunshine can lift your spirits and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. And what better place to experience these benefits than in the comfort of your own backyard?
Improves Physical Health
Not only does spending time in your yard help you de-stress and feel happier, but it can also improve your physical health. Activities like gardening, mowing the lawn, or playing with your kids or pets can all help you burn calories and get some exercise in the great outdoors. Being outside can also help boost your immune system and improve sleep.
In a rut while working from home? Why not step outside! Research has shown that spending time outdoors can improve creativity, problem-solving skills, and cognitive function, including memory and attention.
Transform Your Lawn
If your lawn isn’t quite up to par, don’t worry—NG Turf can help. By installing high-quality sod, you can transform your lawn into a beautiful, lush oasis that you’ll love spending time in. Not only will a new lawn improve the look and feel of your outdoor space, but it can also increase your home’s value and curb appeal.
So what are you waiting for? Get outside and enjoy the benefits of spending time in your yard. Whether you’re gardening, playing with your kids, or just lounging in the sun, your lawn is your new best friend for a healthier, happier life.
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Make a day or a night of it! Check out these fun places
Shake Shack’s Rooftop Comedy Show
3035 Peachtree Rd. NE.
Kick back and have a laugh on Shake Shack’s secluded rooftop patio during their third annual comedy show series. Enjoy all of your fave Shack classics, beer and wine, and some of Atlanta’s best comedic talent. junerooftopcomedyshow. splashthat.com
Miami Circle Gallery Stroll
Miami Circle NE.
Shake Shack’s Rooftop Comedy Show
See JUNE 15 for details
Home to the largest single gathering of ﬁne art galleries in Atlanta, Miami Circle invites you to admire the local, regional and international artists’ work while enjoying decadent wine and lite bites.
AJC Peachtree Road Race
Lenox Square and Virtual Start times and prices vary
Calling all road racers! It’s time to lace up your sneakers again and join thousands of runners for this time-honored 10K along Atlanta’s beloved Peachtree Street. Learn more about the race and register for the 54th Annual event on the Atlanta Track Club website. atlantatrackclub.org/peachtree
History Summer Camp
130 West Paces Ferry Rd. 9am-4pm
Watch your kids come to life at the Atlanta History Center, where they will learn and be inspired by real kids who have made a difference before them.
with family and friends.
Grand Tasting Westside
916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW.
6-10pm for VIP, 7-10pm for general admission $110 for VIP, $85 for general admission
Taste of Atlanta is back at the Foundry at Puritan Mill! For one night only, kick back to live tunes and enjoy their delectable food and dessert bar paired with a wine, beer and cocktail tasting of your choice. tasteofatlanta.com
RECURRING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH JULY 26
2900 Peachtree Rd. NE., Ste. 310
See RECURRING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH JUNE 26 for details
JULY 5 - 30
Wicked at Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree St. NE.
Everyone’s favorite witchy drama is making its way back to Atlanta! The wildly famous Broadway sensation will leave you on the edge of your seat as the Witches of Oz perform each breathtaking classic. foxtheatre.org
Inquiring Minds: Evelyn Hofer: Eyes on the City
1280 Peachtree St. NE.
$14 for members, $18 for not-yet members
During this 90-minute small group discussion in the Taylor Lobby of the High Museum, attendees can explore artworks, themes, compositions and more from Evelyn Hofer’s striking photographic exhibition. high.org/event
Let your little one’s imagination run wild as they immerse themselves in stories, crafts and other fun activities every Wednesday morning. barnesandnoble.com
Buckhead Run Club
3535 Peachtree Rd. NE.
If you’re looking to get into the habit of a weekly run or walk, meet your buddies in front of Iron Hill Brewery for a 2-3 mile workout. Waters will be made available as needed. livablebuckhead.com
Peachtree Road Farmers Market
2744 Peachtree Rd. NW.
Rain or shine, spend your Saturday mornings restocking local, sustainable and ethically sourced foods into your kitchen.
BEST COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Dr. Dina Giesler built her Buckhead practice by personal referrals 24 years ago. Today, her commitment to excellence continues to shine at Atlanta Smiles, where she has partnered with Dr. Marianna Kovitch to offer comprehensive care in general and aesthetic dentistry. With over 50 years of combined experience and hundreds of continuing education credits under their belts, these highly credentialed dentists take a conservative approach to achieve natural and beautiful results, providing conciergelevel private service in a stress-free environment. atlantasmiles.com, 404.262.7733
BEST GARAGE DOOR COMPANY Overhead Door Company of Atlanta™
Since 1935, Overhead Door Company of Atlanta™ has been trusted to display the genuine, the original red ribbon of the Overhead Door™ brand and is the only distributor in the metro Atlanta area. Their professional team respects your time and property while delivering outstanding customer service and high-quality products. Visit the showroom of working garage doors and openers today. overheaddooratlanta.com, 404.USA.DOOR
After hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes, you have chosen Buckhead’s Best! For a complete winners list, visit AtlantaBestMedia.com
MY BUCKHEAD BEST OF 2023
BEST MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE OR DOCTOR
Angela Arnold, MD, LLC
Dr. Angela Arnold has built long-term relationships with her patients for over 20 years and has now been recognized for the second year for her efforts. Her dedication to bringing the latest pharmacological treatments and individualized care to her patients enables her to create treatment plans that make a difference. When not seeing patients, Dr. Arnold evaluates criminal behavior on hit crime shows, including The Nancy Grace Show. angelaarnoldmd.com, 404.723.0979DR. DINA GIESLER AND DR. MARIANNA KOVITCH
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BEST MED SPA Institut’ DERMed Spa
Institut’ DERMed Spa has been changing lives by changing skin for the past 33 years. Established in 1989 by Master Aesthetician Lyn Ross, an Aesthetic International Association Academy of Legends inductee, Institut’ DERMed Spa offers the latest in nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments for face and body in a luxury spa environment. The spa staff is composed of the most highly-qualiﬁed, licensed and clinical skincare-certiﬁed estheticians in Atlanta dedicated to helping you love your skin.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM LearningRx
LearningRx is the ultimate after-school program helping students boost their cognitive, processing abilities and academic performance. Expert trainers use fun, cutting-edge brain training techniques to enhance memory, attention and processing skills. The programs are personalized to each student’s unique needs and goals for maximum results. Additionally, the program fosters selfconﬁdence and independence in students. For busy parents who want to give their children an academic advantage and a brighter future, LearningRx is a perfect solution. learningrx.com/atlanta-buckhead, 404.252.7246
BEST HAIR SALON Van Michael Salon
You can rely on the professionals at Van Michael Salon for all of your beauty needs. For nearly 40 years, their award-winning salons have been trusted by everyone from celebrities to their loyal clientele. Experience a salon like no other! vanmichael.com, 404.237.4664
The Platinum Group
The Platinum Group is a boutique, Atlanta-based design-build ﬁrm. With over 40 years of combined experience, The Platinum Group’s team of professionals provides high-quality design and construction services, helping each homeowner turn their dreams into reality. From kitchens to bathrooms, whole-home remodels, additions and new construction, The Platinum Group is ready to partner with you on your next project. theplatinumgroupga.com/remodels, 770.676.1715
BEST PLASTIC SURGEON—FACE
Atlanta Face & Body
Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker of Atlanta Face & Body is a double board-certiﬁed facial plastic surgeon widely sought after for her vast anti-aging surgical expertise and for employing the newest advancements in surgical facial rejuvenation. Known as the Queen of Faces by many of her patients, Dr. Elizabeth has performed thousands of facelifts—focusing on natural-looking results to help her patients look their personal best. In a national survey of her peers, she was recognized as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. atlantafaceandbody.com, 678.888.3223
BEST FINANCIAL PLANNER Financial Innovations
Financial Innovations is committed to helping people at every stage of life identify solutions for their retirement assets. Experienced advisors assist clients with their ﬁnancial planning goals by creating tailored, strategic plans. Financial Innovations is proud to offer value-driven ﬁnancial planning strategies, wealth management and insurance services. ﬁnancialinnovations.biz, 404.458.0065
Dr. Yager and his staff believe in the beneﬁts of developing relationships with patients in order to collaborate with them to achieve better health. His personalized approach means you and your loved ones will receive continuous high-quality care at every stage of life.
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BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL The Galloway School
Nestled in the middle of Chastain Park, The Galloway School is a community where learning is joyful, individuals are valued and self-discovery is encouraged. Since 1969, Galloway students from Pre-K to 12th grade have confidently embraced challenges while developing the knowledge, skills and cultural competence to thrive as enlightened contributors in their chosen pathways. With an environment that both challenges and supports students, Galloway encourages each student to grow at their own pace while developing a sense of personal agency. gallowayschool.org, 404.252.8389
BEST APPLIANCE SHOWROOM
For more than 50 years, Sewell Appliance has been the number one home appliance showroom in Atlanta. Offering over 40 brand name appliances from wellknown manufacturers such as KitchenAid, JennAir, Whirlpool and more, Sewell has exceeded expectations by providing customers with a truly top-notch shopping experience. Each member of Sewell’s friendly and knowledgeable staff are dedicated to helping you find the perfect appliance package for your home. Stop by Atlanta’s finest appliance showroom today! sewellappliance.com, 404.255.0640
BEST ALLERGY PRACTICE
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, one of the largest allergy groups in the southeast, has been providing quality care to patients for over 50 years. Buckhead office physicians, David Tanner and Keith Lenchner, treat patients of all ages who struggle with allergies, asthma, food allergies, sinusitis and immune disorders. atlantaallergy.com, 770.953.3331
BEST SHOWER DOOR COMPANY The Shower Door Guy
From answering the phones to installing beautiful enclosures, The Shower Door Guy provides premier customer service every step of the way! The Shower Door Guy is a Norcross-based, family-owned and operated business with frameless glass experience since 1994. The Shower Door Guy’s skilled team specializes in shower enclosures, wine cellars, office partitions, gym glass and more. Let the Shower Door Guy design a custom solution for your project!
BEST IV THERAPY
The DRIPBaR Atlanta
The DRIPBaR Atlanta is focused on helping people take their healthcare beyond diet, exercise and traditional medicine to support their physical, mental and cellular wellness. The DRIPBaR uses safe, cutting-edge treatments to address health at the cellular level. Utilizing advances in intravenous therapies, The DRIPBaR enables clients to live a more energized life by helping them remain more resistant to disease. DRIPBaR’s executive team, research and development council work hard daily to continually advance client care and provide an innovative approach to preventative healthcare. thedripbar.com/atlanta, 404.407.5562
BEST DECK/PORCH COMPANY Decks and More
When it comes to creating your outdoor space, Decks and More puts their clients ﬁrst. The skilled team listens, learns and values your input when planning your ideal outdoor space. Next, their awardwinning team designs a plan that best suits your needs. Reach out to Decks and More owner Frank Pologruto to create your next deck, sunroom, porch, patio or outdoor kitchen. Decks and More creates an outdoor oasis the whole family will enjoy. decksandmore.biz, 770.235.6929
BEST WINDOW TREATMENT COMPANY
Classic Blinds & Shutters
The award-winning team at Classic Blinds & Shutters prides itself on offering excellent customer service and quality products. Inside the design center, you’ll ﬁnd a wide variety of Hunter Douglas products and locally manufactured products, including automated blinds, shades, shutters and more. Experienced designers and installers have extensive training and knowledge of all window covering options and are happy to assist clients in choosing the best product for their lifestyle, needs and budget.
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BEST PLASTIC SURGEON—BODY ChiChi Berhane, MD, MBA
Tailor Made Looks Institute of Plastic Surgery & MedSpa
When it comes to cosmetic surgery, Dr. ChiChi Berhane’s surgical expertise is second to none. Tailor Made Looks Institute of Plastic Surgery provides world-class surgical results for patients across Atlanta. Dr. Berhane has been serving the Buckhead community for over ten years and, together with Tailor Made Looks, leads the competition through innovative surgical techniques, the latest technology in surgical devices and excellent patient care. tailormadelooks.com, 404.350.9355FRANK POLOGRUTO CHICHI BERHANE MD, MBA
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BEST NONSURGICAL BODY SCULPTING
For over 80 years, the board-certiﬁed physicians and aestheticians at Dermatology Consultants have provided a comprehensive approach to skincare. By combining best-in-class dermatological skincare with innovative aesthetic treatments, Dermatology Consultants provides both optimal beauty results and superior medical care. The skilled team creates an individualized plan for each patient incorporating cutting-edge treatments like advanced laser technology, skin peels, injectables and ﬁllers. dermatologyconsultants.org, 404.351.7546
BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST Millkey Way
Buckhead native and Board Certiﬁed Pedodontist Dr. Mary Millkey and her friendly, knowledgeable team members cater to the unique needs of patients from infancy until college. Located conveniently in the West Paces Ferry Shopping Center and central to many schools, this awardwinning boutique practice provides stateof-the-art dentistry with an engaging outer space theme. By offering insurance network participation, a textable phone line, and evening appointments, Millkey Way shines bright among Atlanta’s pediatric dental specialists! millkeyway.com, 404.254.0750
BEST OUTDOOR LIGHTING
Southern Landscape Lighting Systems
Cambria Gallery at Buckhead
Since opening in 2015, the Cambria Gallery at Buckhead has offered designers, architects and retail customers the latest Cambria designs and innovative applications. Working in partnership with Construction Resources, this beautiful location showcases Cambria quartz countertops, wall cladding and full slabs to inspire home and commercial designs. #MyCambria. cambriausa.com/galleries/atlanta-buckhead, 404.419.1250
For 13 years, Southern Landscape Lighting Systems has delivered the best outdoor lighting solutions to Georgia homes. In addition to being voted Buckhead’s best, Southern has received My Home Improvement magazine’s “Best of Exterior Lighting” award six out of the last seven years, various Houzz service awards and several Consumer Choice awards. Southern’s qualiﬁed team is committed to offering superior customer service and creative ways to enhance your home or business. Southern does its best to use American-made products and routinely offers military discounts and promotions throughout the year. southernlls.com, 678.324.6842
BEST ACTIVE SENIOR LIVING
The Piedmont at Buckhead
Welcome to luxury retirement living at The Piedmont at Buckhead. Here, residents enjoy engaging social, educational, and wellness opportunities, 12-hour restaurant-style dining, and genuine hospitality—all in one unique setting. Located in one of Atlanta’s most stylish neighborhoods, The Piedmont at Buckhead offers a serviceenriched lifestyle within a luxurious high-rise. The CARF-accredited community features independent and assisted living with a view; spacious, well-appointed residences; and a wealth of amenities—all within easy access to boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment.
Allen Russell, Atlanta Divorce Law Group
Atlanta Divorce Law Group (ADLG) was founded in 2016 with the mission of helping clients make informed and empowered life decisions that lead to a life without regret; what the ﬁrm calls Happily Ever After Divorce®. The ﬁrm prides itself in helping clients make decisions based on their own values and priorities; and sometimes that involves guiding the client to discover what truly matters to them in times of conﬂict.
With this purpose in mind, ADLG has created a process for divorce where the end goal is not just divorce, but to bring clarity, peace and security to their clients’ lives. atlantadivorcelawgroup.com, 678.203.9893
BEST KITCHEN SHOWROOM Top Shop Stone
Top Shop Stone is one of Atlanta’s leading resources for stone and solid surface fabrication and installation for those who desire quality, timely service and an exceptional shopping experience. In an industry where volume has seemingly become the number one focus—the team at Top Shop, led by husband and wife duo Jay Allen and Becky Costa—remains dedicated to delighting each client, paying close attention to every detail and providing the best overall value within the marketplace.
BEST PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO E5Fit
E5FIT helps busy individuals over 40 through premium small group and private personal training. E5Fit’s professional coaches are dedicated to training people of all ﬁtness levels. With caring supervision and guidance, E5Fit offers safe, effective workouts that help members look, move and feel better—all at a reasonable price.
Botica: A Gastronomic Playground of Flavors and Festivity
Step into the vibrant world of Botica, where award-winning flavors and an unparalleled atmosphere intertwine in an endless celebration.
From being hailed as the “Best Brunch in Buckhead” by the Buckhead Business Association to receiving the esteemed OpenTable Diners Award, Local Cheers Award, and, most recently, winning the coveted title of “Best Outdoor Dining” as voted by you, My Buckhead readers, Chef Mimmo and his renowned restaurant, Botica, have garnered quite the trophy case full of accolades over the years. But beyond the glitz and glamour, Chef Mimmo wants to convey that Botica’s true essence lies not in awards, but in the indescribable feeling it evokes.
“Botica is not just a restaurant; it’s an experience,” Chef Mimmo passionately asserts. The vibrant energy of Botica exudes from the friendly staff and every corner of the colorful restaurant. Steeped in the restaurant industry for years, Botica is Chef Mimmo’s passion project and a love letter to Atlanta’s diners. It incorporates the dishes and skills from his Lebanese and Mediterranean background, fused with the Mexican, Spanish and Southern concepts Atlantans know and love.
“We pour our hearts into each dish,”Chef Mimmo confides. “Take, for example, our Fried Chicken and Waffles. We marinate the locally sourced Springer Mountain chicken for 48 hours, ensuring it’s infused with flavor. It’s then delicately breaded and fried to order, and finally adorned with the finest Crown Maple syrup from New York. It’s the best you can get.”
Sourcing top-tier ingredients is something Chef Mimmo prides himself on across the board. From tomatoes to peaches, Botica’s produce is sourced from local farmers and all of the menu’s hand-cut meats are purchased from acclaimed supplier, Meats By Linz. Fresh seafood dishes rotate seasonally, packing a punch of ﬂavor with each bite.
While Botica embraces the latest mixology trends and indulges diners with cherished Southern favorites, it remains steadfastly connected to its roots. Chef Mimmo’s eyes light up when he talks about Botica’s renowned Paella, a cherished Spanish dish served every Wednesday and Friday after 3pm. Occasionally prepared fresh on the patio by Chef Mimmo himself, it’s not just about the ﬂavors; it’s about preserving the essence of Botica—authenticity, freshness and a touch of spectacle.
Ultimately, what sets Botica apart is its perpetual state of celebration. “You don’t need a special occasion to visit Botica; every visit is a celebration in itself,” Chef Mimmo declares. Whether you are swinging by to catch the latest sporting event on Botica’s 50+ TVs, or looking to immerse yourself in the enchantment of live music nights and festive holiday celebrations, Botica is an eternal source of mouth-watering merriment and revelry. And that’s a feeling we can all get behind.
1820 Peachtree Rd. NW., Atlanta, 404.228.6358. eatbotica.com, @boticaatl
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