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From the Founder Since moving to Buckhead in 1985, I have always found it to be a magical place to live, work and play. And that is true now more than ever!

Like much of Atlanta, Buckhead is experiencing a total renaissance and My Buckhead is thrilled to be a part of this rebirth. Every issue, which is 100 percent dedicated to the Buckhead community, provides you with a snapshot of great new places to visit, an array of family activities, a three-month calendar of community events, and the opportunity to meet your neighbors. As Buckhead continues to evolve with new restaurants, greenspaces, businesses, and widespread neighborhood upgrades, we want to hear from you. Tell us about your favorite places and people. Do you have a favorite coach, firefighter, teacher or barista? Are there important developments taking place you want to share? Let us know by emailing us at: editor@atlantabestmedia.com.

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DATE NIGHT IN BUCKHEAD Tickle your funny bone at The Basement Theatre’s after-hours improv shows, which take place on Saturdays at 10pm. 175 W. Wieuca Rd. NE. TheBasementTheatre.com

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Cozy up with your mate on The Regent Cocktail Club’s patio, which offers sweeping views of Buckhead. The sophisticated lounge, which is located on the third floor of steakhouse staple, American Cut, serves expertly crafted cocktails. 3035 Peachtree Rd. NE. RegentCocktailClub.com

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At Boxwoods, you’ll find unique home accessories, garden goods, tabletop pieces and much more. Stop by to adorn your space with these eclectic pieces. 100 E. Andrews Dr. NW. BoxwoodsOnline.com

Getting married or know someone who is? Commission Buckhead artist Pat Fiorello for a custom-made Forever Bouquet painting. It’s the perfect gift for a bride to remember her special day. PatFiorello.com

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3. Located in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, Le Bilboquet is reminiscent of a charming European café with classic French cuisine. Order the Le Poulet Cajun to get a sense of the delicious fare created by Executive Chef Cyrille Holota. 3035 Peachtree Rd. NE. LeBilboquetAtlanta.com 4. Grab a table for two by the floorto-ceiling windows at St. Cecilia, which is located in Buckhead’s Pinnacle building. The restaurant’s menu boasts Italian fare created using local Southern ingredients. Go for the agnolotti with its red wine braised beef short rib. It’s a sure winner. 3455 Peachtree Rd. NE. StCeciliaATL.com 5. For Persian and Mediterranean cuisine, visit Divan Restaurant & Bar. The intimate setting is perfect for enjoying dishes created with quality ingredients, often sourced locally and regionally. Try the spice roasted double-cut lamb rib chops and finish off the meal with a bowl of the saffron cardamom ice cream. 3125 Piedmont Rd. DivanAtlanta.com

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130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW. Atlanta History Center 10am-4pm Free Visit the Goizueta Gardens and Cherokee Garden Library. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

MAY 12 Startup Chowdown 3423 Piedmont Rd. NE. Atlanta Tech Village 12-1pm $10 Have lunch with over 250 innovators, entrepreneurs, and tech start-up companies. AtlantaTechVillage.com

5th Annual Mommy & Me Princess Tea

JUNE 1-4 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

3110 Roswell Rd. NE., The Buckhead Theatre 2-4pm $50 after May 1, $100 backstage experience Enjoy tea, a braid bar, photo booth, and sing-alongs with 15 princesses. Tea4GirlTalk.com

1065 Peachtree St. NE. Times and prices vary Tasting delicious fare isn’t the only thing to do at this festival, there will also be expert-led interactive experiences. ATLFoodAndWineFestival.com

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27th Annual Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Race for the Cure®

Slow Food Atlanta 11th Annual Ice Cream Social

Did You Know?

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3393 Peachtree Rd. NE., Lenox Square 8am $35 adult, $20 youth Run toward a cure for breast cancer. KomenAtlanta.org/Race

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2744 Peachtree Rd. NW., The Cathedral of St. Philip 12:30-2:30pm $15 adults, $5 kids (advance), $20 adults, $10 kids (at door), free for ages 4 and under Enjoy homespun ice cream from local chefs and neighbors. PeachtreeRoadFarmersMarket.com

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National Black Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Gala

Summer History Camp Weird History: Inventions

3143 Maple Dr. NE., Flourish 7pm Individual tickets start at $500 Support the arts at this elegant gala. NBAF.org

130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW. Atlanta History Center 9am-4pm $250 members, $300 non-members Children ages 6-11 will learn about out-of-the-box historic inventions here. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

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195 Ottley Dr. NE. SweetWater Brewing Company 7:30pm $60, $90 VIP Belt out tunes with Departure for the Georgia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRFRockTheCure.org

JUNE 11 Sunday Supper 2744 Peachtree Rd. NW. The Cathedral of St. Philip 5-9pm $70 Experience this dinner featuring ingredients from the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. PeachtreeRoadFarmersMarket.com

Did You Know?

Lenox Square mall has held a Fourth of July fireworks show since 1960.

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JUNE 25 Olympian Swim Clinic

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Georgia Tech Aquatic Center 750 Ferst Dr. NW. 10:30am-Noon $25 Swim Across America hosts a swim and race prep clinic with Olympians Amanda Weir and Doug Gjertsen. SwimAcrossAmerica.org

Begins near Lenox Square mall and ends in Piedmont Park 7:30am Free Cheer on over 60,000 runners at the world’s largest 10K. AtlantaTrackClub.org/Peachtree

JULY 16 Miami Circle Art Walk 690 Miami Cir. NE. 11am-4pm Free Visit the finest in art galleries, antique shops, restaurants, and more. MiamiCircleShops.com/MiamiCircle-Art-Walk

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known for its honesty on air. “The show has been in Atlanta for 15 years now, and the goal has always been to be open and real and vulnerable while having fun along the way. Our listeners appreciate that authenticity.” Today, she is an active member of the community, lending her hand to as many charitable organizations as possible. “It’s so important for us to get out into our community,” she observes. “We’re given a voice, and we need to use that voice for good.” Most recently, Klingshirn and Mattingly donated their entire wedding registry to Bert’s Big Adventure. More than 4,000 toys were purchased for children with chronic and terminal illnesses to enjoy after their five-day trip to Walt Disney World. When she’s not at the mic or helping the various charities she supports, Klingshirn can be found partaking of the many amenities the surrounding areas have to offer. “We are located in such close proximity to other areas,” she says. “It’s a great neutral location.” From Phipps Plaza to nearby Town Brookhaven, the recreation opportunities are virtually endless. She also revels in the variety of restaurants that are easily accessible—particularly the taquerias (PURE and Verde are at the top of her list) and Buckhead’s St. Cecilia.  For Klingshirn, it’s hard to believe five years have passed since moving to Atlanta. And, according to her, that time has changed her in a way she never expected. “‘The Bert Show’ is a family. The listeners are part of that family, and to find that connection with them is amazing,” she concludes. “They’ve made me a better person.”

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The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (Georgia Chapter) offers support for families of children with brain tumors in Georgia, including financial assistance, educational scholarships and events. CureTheKids.org

The Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research raises awareness and funds for research at all stages, from the initial idea to clinical trials. RallyFoundation.org

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In 2009, she began writing the play, “A Conversation between Malcolm X and President Obama,” which proved to be a hit in Atlanta. “Everybody was writing about MLK and I wanted these two men because they had a lot in common,” she explains. “They grew up fatherless. They were fathers of girls. They were both married and beholden to their wives according to what I found out and they both used education to get where they were.” Buckhead living fuels her creativity, which also includes jewelry making, voiceover work, acting and modeling. She loves conceiving ideas in her garden condo where she’s been since 2002. She tests her plays before a live audience in a rented room in the Buckhead Branch library. And many Saturday nights, she lets loose to live music at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. “It would never have happened in New York I don’t think but, here, it happened,” says the gorgeous grandmother of her life as an artist. “When I was in New York, I never thought I had any talents.” Atlanta has taught her differently.

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In 2015, Jesse penned the book “Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet.” “At an endurance race, I saw a Navy SEAL complete a 100-mile run after breaking all the small

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