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22 Travel Far: Thailand by Tall Ship A sailing adventure in the Andaman Sea takes passengers to unspoiled islands

24 Staycation: Big City Getaway Georgia’s flagship Marriott hotel is a city unto itself

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28 Approved: Happy Hour Five trendy timepieces that will stand out on any man’s wrist

30 Kids: Raising a Well-Mannered Child Simple ways to teach kids proper etiquette

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34 Home: Worth Waiting For After lending out their DIY-designed townhouse on Airbnb, a Buckhead couple finally becomes its permanent residents

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50 COVER STORY THE MEN’S ISSUE SIX GUYS YOU NEED TO KNOW Plus, how to rock both suits and sweats and something every dude can now cross off his bucket list

38 Fashion: Getting Red Carpet Ready A Buckhead formal attire expert offers advice for special occasion dress shopping

40 Beauty: Rugged Results More and more men are opting for plastic surgery

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47 Art: Look, Listen, Learn Third Thursday series at Buckhead gallery combines visual arts with the spoken word

48 Literary: Tell and Sell Your Story A film industry pro shares insider tips in free writing workshops

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62 Review: A Slice of Heaven at Haven The Brookhaven eatery is an oasis of good taste and casual elegance

68 Tastemaker: From Britain to Buckhead Mission + Market’s Ian Winslade takes us back to where it all began

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73 Events: Places to go and things to do 77 Charitable: A spotlight on philanthropic and social gatherings

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A few immediately came to mind, such as Alex Page, the luxury marketing manager for Harry Norman Realtors. I’ve run into him at various charitable events, including the annual Doggies on the Catwalk fundraiser started by his partner, E. Vincent Martinez. The two are among the most stylish fellas I know and are active in the local social scene. Other individuals came to the story through a more circuitous route. Sule Welch, for instance, came to my attention after Brian Durkin, an actor who was profiled in our July/August “Rising Stars” issue, mentioned he studied martial arts at Welch’s Sandy Springs studio. Then there’s Taurean Prince, the Atlanta Hawks player who is not only featured in the “Men About Town” story, but who also graces the cover of the magazine. I’ve been to Hawks’ games and seen Prince play, but I wasn’t initially aware of his backstory. Homeless for a time in his youth, Prince overcame his early struggles to graduate from Baylor University and be picked 12th overall in the 2016 NBA draft. He competed in the Rising Stars Challenge at the NBA All-Star Game earlier this year and is currently gearing up for his third season in the league. Fittingly for our men’s issue, you’ll also find a guy’s fashion guide, a primer on men’s health, a piece on how to have the ultimate VIP experience at the Super Bowl when it comes to Atlanta early next year and other male-centric tidbits. Our female readers will find plenty of content as well, including tips on how to buy that perfect special occasion dress and a fun new girls getaway package. I think you’ll find something enjoyable no matter what page you turn to.

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level services and an area for meetings and gatherings. “No18 is a truly rewarding setting where productivity, inspiration and leisure converge,” says Michel Gordin, founder and CEO of No18. “We exist to create elevated workplaces with a relaxed atmosphere and amenities that enrich the daily lives of our members.” Anneliese Reid, marketing director for The Shops Buckhead, says No18 will provide the local

In addition to co-working spaces, No18 offers a members' lounge and an area for meetings and gatherings.

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NEWS CLIPS MANDARIN ORIENTAL INTRODUCES LADIES OF LUXURY PACKAGE Those searching for a girls getaway need look no further than the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, right here in Buckhead, thanks to its new Ladies of Luxury package. The year-round offering includes two nights’ accommodations, two Aromatherapy Associates Bespoke Facials at The Spa, afternoon tea with Champagne, a NARS makeover party for

two and a Kendra Scott Color Bar jewelry party for two. The package starts at $1,400 and is based on double occupancy. Subject to availability, it must be booked at least 10 days prior to arrival. Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta 3376 Peachtree Road N.E. Atlanta 30326 404.955.7500 mandarinoriental.com/atlanta

JEFFREY EXPANDS PHIPPS PLAZA PRESENCE Building on its already popular storefront, luxury

brand Jeffrey announced the expansion of its Phipps Plaza location. Upon completion this fall, the store will encompass 11,922 square feet to accommodate the store’s offerings for men and women that include clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry. According to store founder and president Jeffrey Kalinksy, the larger space will allow the brand to offer a more comprehensive men’s collection. The store originally opened

in 1990 and has since become a mainstay for Atlanta shoppers. Jeffrey 3500 Peachtree Road N.E. Atlanta 30326 404.237.9000 jeffreynewyork.com

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sus tally, Bloomberg, the global financial news provider, named 30327 as the richest ZIP code in Atlanta based on average adjusted gross income. The Buckhead and Sandy Springs ZIP was also named the 10th richest in the South, only behind Sea Island, the richest ZIP in Georgia. With an average adjusted gross income of $453,700, 30327 ranks as the 62nd richest in the country.

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Lauren Winborne of SteerSmart teaches teens to make safe choices on the road.

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South Moon Under owners Patricia Darrow Smith and Michael Smith support clean beaches and waterways.

Saving Oceans and Waterways South Moon Under, a national fashion retailer with locations in Shops Around Lenox, Ponce City Market and Avalon, celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer with continued support of the Surfrider Foundation, which is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches. It’s a cause that dates back to the company’s founding. “A portion of sales from T-shirts sold at all 31 South Moon Under stores will go to the Surfrider Foundation,” says Michael Smith, who, along with his wife, Patricia Darrow Smith, owns the chain. “The shirts feature a picture of our first storefront.”

Steering young drivers in the right direction

Retail store supports national environmental nonprofit The company evolved from a small surf shack in Ocean City, Maryland, that primarily sold surfboards into an upscale clothing store for men and women. The name and mission mesh perfectly with Surfrider, a grassroots nonprofit founded by surfers in Malibu, California. It currently has 80 chapters and 50 clubs dedicated to protecting coastlines and waterways all over the country. Since 2017, nearly 44,000 volunteers have removed more than 248,000 pounds of trash at 675 beaches. l For more information, visit southmoonunder.com or surfrider.org.

Cheryl Brown Sykes was recently honored for her service by the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women.

Veteran Volunteer A local resident’s commitment to improving communities Cheryl Brown Sykes of Sandy Springs was raised to use her talents to help others and her aim has always been to make the communities where she lived a better place. For her decades of service, earlier this year she was awarded Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for

When the first of Lauren Winborne’s six children was old enough to get a driver’s license, she was haunted by memories of friends who had died in serious car accidents while she was in high school and college. The only safe driving programs the Buckhead resident could find were similar to the one she had taken as a teen. Out of that void came SteerSmart, a 501c3 organization Winborne developed to teach high school and college students about the risks of the road and how the decisions they make can have devastating consequences for themselves and others. “There’s a misconception that straight A students don’t drive recklessly, or that fatalities only happen at 2 in the morning,” says Winborne. “It doesn’t matter. Accidents are an equal opportunity killer.”

Women’s Crest Award, the highest national honor given to an alumna. “Pi Beta Phi encourages college students and alumni to make a difference in their communities,” says Buckhead resident Sarah “Sis” Mullis, a past grand president of Pi Beta Phi. “What makes Cheryl special is that

she has lived in several cities, always worked full time and has still found time to become heavily involved in numerous organizations from the performing arts to preventing homelessness.” Sykes’ grandparents set the bar for volunteerism by underwriting a cottage at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, where Sykes helped wrap holiday gifts for the residents. The legacy continued with her mother’s involvement in the Madison in May Tour of Homes. Out of the bevy of nonprofits Sykes has volunteered with, the

Winborne presents the SteerSmart program free of charge to students and parents at public and private high schools, colleges, religious institutions and community centers. If a school has difficulty booking a full assembly, Winborne will make presentations in individual classrooms. The organization is supported through donations, fundraisers and grants. “Audiences come in expecting to hear familiar information,” says Winborne. “Instead, our onehour program is fast-paced and dynamic, where students dissect the anatomy of real crashes that resulted in fatalities or catastrophic injuries and hear from victims and families. Our emphasis is on prevention and a strong awareness of others on the road.” l To donate to SteerSmart or to book a program, visit steersmart.org.

Community Assistance Center in Sandy Springs is dearest to her heart. She served on the board for six years, including two as president. Highlights of her tenure include creating a strategic plan to expand operations, twice chairing their main fundraiser and increasing revenues by more than $100,000. “The heart of CAC is neighbors helping neighbors to prevent homelessness,” she says.

Want to nominate a volunteer, company or nonprofit that makes Buckhead, Sandy Springs or Brookhaven a better place to live? Please contact: editor@simplybuckhead.com

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sheville’s Omni Grove Park Inn was originally established as a secluded mountain getaway. Today, more than a century after it was built, it continues to be sought-after for its picturesque locale in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. But as Asheville has grown in size and notoriety, the resort has by no means remained under the radar. Unlike the air of exclusivity it carried upon its opening in 1913, these days scores of conference-goers, tourists and locals can be found having a drink in the lobby, sitting in front of its two 36-foot-wide stone fireplaces or booking a day at the award-winning spa. We followed suit. After surviving a whirlwind few months with a newborn, my husband and I decided to escape to the inn for an adults-only weekend. Despite the crowds, which means advanced reservations at on-site restaurants and the spa are a must, I’m happy to report the resort still manages to deliver on its mission of providing an experience focused on rejuvenation and relaxation. This is thanks in large part to the staff’s well-informed service, the preserva-

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The 20 water features, including an outdoor mineral pool, are just part of the reason a day pass to the Omni Grove Park Inn spa is a must.

tion of its history and the spectacular mountain vistas highlighted at every turn, especially enticing in the fall during leaf peeping season. Opened originally as The Grove Park Inn, the hotel was the vision of pharmaceutical giant Edwin Wiley Grove, who wanted to create a destination of wellness in Asheville’s fresh mountain air. Upon its opening, the 150-room property was touted by newspapers as “the finest resort hotel in the world.” Its stunning façade is composed of massive, uncut granite boulders unearthed from the mountain it sits atop. Over its long life, the hotel has undergone several owners, renovations and uses. During World War II, it was, among other things, an internment center for Axis diplomats and a rest and rehabilitation center for returning Navy sailors. Beginning in the 1950s, it was owned by the Sammons family, then by investor group KSL in 2012, before becoming part of Omni Hotels & Resorts in 2013. Various wing additions have resulted in a property that today boasts 513 guestrooms, 142 of which are still located in the original inn reached via elevators hidden in

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the chimneys of the lobby fireplaces. Despite the changes, the hotel preserves its storied heritage through antique arts and crafts furnishings from Stickley and Roycroft, and memorabilia from its founding. Some of the most fascinating mementos are the photographs of the property’s famous guests, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Barack Obama. I’d heard so much about this famous property over the years that it was nice to finally experience it for myself. And at just a three-and-a-halfhour drive from Atlanta, it’s a perfect escape from the city. We hit the road on a Friday morning, and by 2 p.m., we were enjoying our day passes at the 43,000-square-foot spa, which boasts therapeutic waterfall pools, steam rooms and an outdoor mineral pool. Sufficiently relaxed, we spent the rest of the evening watching the sunset with glasses of wine and a char-

cuterie platter at the Sunset Cocktail Terrace. We then headed to downtown Asheville, only minutes away, for a late dinner at Wicked Weed Brewing, one of the many brewpubs the city has become famous for. The rest of our weekend combined visits to downtown eateries with lounging, fireside chatting and catching our breath amid the Inn’s majestic natural surroundings. Although 105 years have passed since Edwin Wiley Grove built The Grove Park Inn, the newest iteration retains its magical mountain touch capable of restoring even the weariest soul. n THE OMNI GROVE PARK INN 800.843.6664 omnihotels.com/hotels/ asheville-grove-park Rates range between $169 to $319 a night, depending on the season.


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Above: Ko Rok Nok's nearly empty beaches are the perfect playground for swimming, paddling and kayaking.

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hen it comes to travel, arguably no category is more divisive than cruising, with travelers typically falling into one of two camps: the enthusiastic and the fiercely averse. As I step carefully out of a bright orange tender that's rocking in choppy waters and prepare to ascend a narrow staircase that hugs the hull of the Star Clipper, I contemplate which group I belong to. Until now, I've been on exactly one cruise, a sailing to several storybook villages along the Rhône River in France. With my home for that week a sleek, newly built riverboat and the Rhône a smooth, glassy byway for our journey, it didn't take long for me to decide that I was more than OK with cruising. But the present moment has me second-guessing that. Built in 1992, the Star Clipper is a 360-foot, traditional tall ship with four towering masts, 16 sails and space for 170 passengers. In contrast to the riverboat's clean lines, bright lights and all-new everything, the Star Clipper is decidedly old-fashioned. It is neither new nor glossy, and that's exactly why my fellow passengers and I have come aboard.

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One of Thailand's karst islets made famous in the James Bond flick The Man with the Golden Gun.

While modern cruise ships, with their hotel-like interiors and amenities, all but obscure the fact that you're floating on open water, sailing on a tall ship such as the Star Clipper is all about being in sync with the sea. Working to find my footing on the narrow stairs as the ship bucks in the stiff breeze, I can already tell that I'm going to get my money's worth— and decide, once and for all, where I stand when it comes to cruising. Our point of embarkation is Phuket, Thailand's largest island and a popular resort destination for party-hardy travelers from Australia, Asia, Russia and beyond. But we're not here to

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hang with hordes of tourists. Instead, we’re setting sail for unspoiled islands in the far reaches of the Andaman Sea that aren't accessible via large, resort-like ships. Over the course of seven days, we ply the Andaman's azure waters and drop anchor just offshore from several small, sleepy islands: Koh Butang, where monkeys race up knobby tree trunks and hope for fresh fruit handouts; Koh Adang, with its deserted coves and pristine beaches; Ko Rok Nok, where we kayak, snorkel and paddleboard in near total privacy; and Koh Similan, admittedly one of the country's most celebrated snorkel and dive spots, but too pretty to pass up. The closest we come to a true tourist experience is a stop at Khao Phing Kan, commonly known as James Bond Island, a spot made popular thanks to its appearance in the 1974 Bond flick The Man with the Golden Gun. Despite its high profile, on the day we visit, the crowds are thin, and we stroll around its all-butempty beaches with utmost ease. Our island-hopping excursion isn't entirely without urban adventures, though. We spend a full day exploring Penang, Malaysia, climbing to the uppermost reaches of the Buddhist temple Kek Lok Si and strolling the buzzy streets of the island's capital, George Town. At the Penang Butterfly Farm, confetti-like clouds

of the streaked and spotted insects flit all around us. At the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, where we stop for lunch, a small group of shipmates and I heap noodles and fresh vegetables into wide bowls before a chef bathes them in steaming, savory broth. Afterward, we pile into flower-strewn rickshaws for a ride through town, culminating with a visit to the exquisite Pinang Peranakan Mansion museum. Back aboard the Star Clipper, we eagerly slip back into our islandhopping routine. Our mornings begin with coffee and books in the ship's central lounge (the Wi-Fi is blissfully unreliable), and afternoons are spent shuttling back and forth from ship to shore, enjoying the best of both worlds. Evenings bring entertainment: traditional Thai dancing on deck, reading in the library, short workshops in napkin folding and knot tying. A cold cocktail and a hot meal are never far from reach. On our final night, the captain invites everyone to join him on deck for a Champagne toast before we set sail back to Phuket. Taking in the open sea and endless sky around me, I raise my glass in a toast to this seafaring adventure and the many more like STAR CLIPPERS it that I now hope lie starclippers.com ahead. n


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BIG CITY GETAWAY Above: The Marriott Marquis is a fixture on the downtown Atlanta skyline. Right: The hotel's lobby features the Pulse bar, marked by a "sail" that changes colors throughout the day.

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ith 1,663 guestrooms, 94 suites, a sports bar, wellstocked market and gift shop, lobby bar, upscale dining room, spa, fitness center, indoor/outdoor pool and its own Starbucks, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is not unlike a docked cruise ship. In fact, the spectacular soaring lobby, almost an optical illusion of curved railings and walkways that stretch 47 floors overhead, is reminiscent of a giant liner ready to set sail. For those looking to escape the day-to-day stress of work, family and other responsibilities, the hotel on Peachtree Center Avenue downtown is an ideal place to hide. It’s only about a half-hour drive from Buckhead and a block from a MARTA station, so guests can leave the car behind as well. Once checked in, it’s easy to get pulled into the energy that spills across the 500-foot-high atrium lobby, usually bustling with business travelers, partygoers, vacationing families and convention attendees looking for one of the many ballrooms that make up the 160,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The Pulse bar, topped by a miter-shaped dome that changes colors throughout the day and night, is the lobby’s gathering spot, where guests and locals alike

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Right: Most of the hotel's 1,663 rooms come with sweeping views.

settle in for a cocktail at the bar itself or in a raised lounge area with views of all the hubbub below. And gather they do, not just to drink, but to marvel at this masterpiece of architecture. Created by noted Atlanta architect and developer John Portman, the building still boasts the ambitious and breathtaking design that first wowed the hospitality world when it opened in 1985. A fast, smooth ride up in the glass elevators that look out over the atrium still makes ears pop and jaws drop. But the Marquis is the kind of place where a guest looking to get away from it all can bypass the busy spots and retreat to a well-appointed room with all the right comfort requirements: soft beds, crisp linens, spacious bathrooms and attentive room service ready to handle requests from full-on meals to missing toothbrushes. The higher up the room, the more breathtaking the views: From the enormous plate-glass windows of the top floors, the vista extends for miles, from Kennesaw Mountain to the north to the Hartsfield-Jackson airport control tower in the south. A wide promenade circling the 10th floor offers broader views of the entire city as well as a perch for looking down into the lobby.

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Along with gawking, guests will find a variety of relaxing options. Settle into a soothing massage followed by a stop in the steam shower at the spa. Unwind in the heated indoor/ outdoor pool beneath a glass dome surrounded by the city’s nearby skyscrapers. Be pampered in the upscale Sear restaurant, where dinner is apt to feature a few dishes made with the hotel’s own honey. A weekend stay’s highlight is the Sunday brunch buffet, built to rival a cruise ship’s lavish outlay of chef-created omelets and waffles, chilled shrimp, salads, pastries and a lox station complete with all the flavorful accompaniments.

As big as the Marquis is, it hasn’t lost the attention to detail. In fact, its dedication to the guest experience was recently honored by Marriott International, which named the Marquis the company’s 2017 Americas Hotel of the Year— a recognition well-suited for its cruise-ship-on-land status. n ATLANTA MARRIOTT MARQUIS 265 Peachtree Center Avenue Atlanta 30303 404.521.0000 marriott.com/hotels/travel/ atlmq-atlanta-marriott-marquis


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Left: The Old Governor’s Mansion was used by General Sherman as his headquarters during his March to the Sea in 1864.

Above: Luxury amenities meet industrial style at the Soho Lofts in downtown Milledgeville. Below: A hot breakfast, afternoon wine and bikes are included with a stay at the Antebellum Inn.

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Southern girl, born and bred, I can think of no better way to end a day than sipping a glass of wine on a wraparound porch. That’s exactly what I did after a day of sightseeing in Milledgeville, Georgia, a perfect weekend getaway from Atlanta. This former capital city is just 95 miles south of Buckhead and offers a range of accommodations, outdoor activities and tours, including the former home of one of the country’s most famous writers. My choice of accommodations was the charming Antebellum Inn, where the six rooms feature private baths, clawfoot tubs, polished hardwoods

and antique furnishings. Breakfast the first day took me by surprise. After I served myself some coffee, granola and yogurt and took a seat in the light-filled dining room, I soon learned that was just the first course. It was soon followed by a huge, hot meal fit for a hungry farmhand. Built in 1890—OK, so it’s not technically antebellum, but who’s counting?—the inn is owned by Kim and Marty Martin, who also own the Soho Lofts, four loft-style suites in downtown Milledgeville, where the style is more uptown chic than old South. Each of the suites has hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and full kitchens. For an introduction to the history of Milledgeville, take the two-hour tour on Milly the Trolley, which meanders through the historic district and visits sites such as the Tour the town with a local guide to learn more about Milledgeville’s history on Milly the Trolley.

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Gothic Revival-style Old Capitol building, built in 1807. Don’t miss the beautifully restored 19th-century Old Governor's Mansion, located on the Georgia College campus. During the one-hour tour, you’ll discover it housed 10 governors during the time Milledgeville served as the capital prior to it being moved to Atlanta in 1868. One of the town’s quirkier events is the annual Historic Doll Wedding and High Tea, held at the mansion each March. Apparently, Mary Virginia Brown, the daughter of Governor Joseph Brown, “married” her two dolls in 1859 and invited the entire town, an event that’s reenacted with replicas of the dolls, along with tea and a maypole dance. Less than five miles away is Andalusia, author Flannery O’Connor’s home from 1951 to her death in 1964. The house recently reopened after extensive renovations to the grounds, kitchen and her bedroom. And yes, peacocks still roam around the former cattle farm, where O’Connor once surrounded herself with as many as 40 of the colorful birds. For nature lovers, hikers and cyclists, Bartram Forest has three nature trails and a new 11-mile

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cycling trail. Cool off by the water or hike and bike along the Oconee River Greenway, where kayaks, canoes and paddleboards are available to rent. Stroll the grounds and visit the free public gardens at the Lockerly Arboretum, which has almost 50 acres, a picnic area and a pond. This being Milledgeville, there’s also an antebellum home, Rose Hill, that dates back to 1852 and is open for self-guided tours. The 10 blocks making up historic downtown Milledgeville are smalltown charming, easily strollable and lined with locally owned restaurants and shops, including J.C. Grant Company, which has been bejeweling its customers since 1886. Visit town during the school year and you’ll mingle with some of Georgia College’s 7,000 students. When you get hungry, grab a cup of coffee at Blackbird Coffee, a burger at Buffington’s, spring rolls at Kai Thai, pulled pork at Georgia Bob's Barbecue Company or some bar grub at The Brick. Then after dinner, settle in for some good ol’ porch-sittin’. n For more information on Milledgeville, visit visitmilledgeville.org.


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HAPPY HOUR Watches have been a men’s wardrobe staple and object of significance for hundreds of years. These days they could easily be replaced by modern technology, yet for many, they are treasured items worn like any other piece of precious jewelry. Here are some stylish timekeepers that will work with a multitude of outfits. STORY:

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Rolex Air-King ($6,500)

A newcomer to the watch world, Shinola timepieces are handcrafted in Detroit by a company with a vision to revitalize the Motor City. Made of imported Swiss components, the Canfield Sport is intentionally retro with a round, solid-steel face and premium topstitched leather strap. Shinola includes a small plaque with the name of the watchmaker responsible for your watch.

The Air-King has a history rooted in the British Royal Air Force, and today it is one of Rolex’s most popular and affordable choices. Originally made for pilots, each model has an additional interior casing to protect against magnetic forces, resulting in the ultimate in precision timekeeping. Purists appreciate the classic Oyster bracelet (the original flat, three-piece link design) with signature flip clasp. It is praised by collectors for its functionality as much as its timeless design.

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Apple Watch Series 3 ($399) The inclusion of cellular features raises the bar on this techy timepiece. Easily make calls, send text messages, ask Siri questions, stream music and, of course, check the time, all from your wrist in one Secret Service-style gesture. The functionality of the Series 3 easily makes it a part of your daily routine just like your smartphone, and it works even when you leave your iPhone at home. Apple Store 3393 Peachtree Road N.E. Atlanta 30326 404.926.3085 apple.com

UNOde50 Quedamos ($365) Beautifully conceived and created, this Spanish-brand watch embodies a modern lifestyle with a distinctive design epitomizing wearable art. It features an adjustable black leather strap and a vintage-effect dial with two subdials indicating the date and day of the week. The Quedamos proves a watch can be both fun and practical. And with limited production, it’s certain to become a treasured collectable. UNOde50 3393 Peachtree Road N.E. Atlanta 30326 470.705.8150 unode50.com


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very parent hopes to raise a polite and well-mannered child, but in our go-go-go society, it’s not always an easy task. And if manners go by the wayside when kids are young, it gets harder to break their bad habits as they grow older. Peggy Newfield, president and founder of the Buckhead-based American School of Protocol, which offers etiquette classes for kids in 1st through 12th grades, believes that teaching children manners makes for happier lives and more pleasant relationships. “Manners give children a set of rules and a road map of how to handle daily life,” says Newfield. Here, she offers easy ideas to introduce social graces into your family. The Four-Sentence Thank You Thank you notes should be written when a child receives a gift or an act of kindness. Newfield suggests this four-line formula to keep things simple. The first and second sentence is about the gift. The third sentence is unrelated, and the fourth is again about the gift. For example: “Dear Aunt Jo, thank you for the pink sweater. How did you know I

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love pink? We are looking forward to seeing you and Uncle Josh at Easter. I plan to wear my sweater with my Easter dress. Love, Jean.”

MANNERS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW 1. Say “please” and “thank you.”

Conversation Starters Taking turns, engaging in small talk and not interrupting—these are all valuable life skills rooted in good manners. Practice all of them by seeding interesting dinner conversation. Once children are old enough to read, give them a section of a newspaper or a link to a specific article online. Have them come to the dinner table prepared to talk and share what they learned from the article. For non-readers, have them describe a picture. At the dinner table that evening, everyone has a turn to talk without interruption. Children learn how to participate in conversation, and there’s no need to have the fruitless exchange that goes something like, “How was your day?” “Fine.” “What did you do?” “Nothing.” Tea for Two or More The classic tea party is a perfect time for kids to practice minding their P’s and Q’s. Children can serve their

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2. Know how and when to apologize. 3. Say “excuse me.” 4. How to share. 5. Not to interrupt. Etiquette expert Peggy Newfield has trained more than 10,000 Atlanta children to be more confident and considerate individuals.

stuffed animals or dolls, practice trying different foods and learn how to engage guests. This is also a good way to work on communication skills. Instead of being the host, children can practice being guests, asking the host if they can help to set the table or clear the dishes. For more ideas on how to teach manners, Newfield suggests Munro Leaf’s classic book Manners Can Be Fun, but stresses the best way to teach etiquette is in the actions you yourself do on a daily basis. “As parents, every action sends a message,” she says. n

6. Be appreciative and grateful. 7. Don’t name call. 8. Be respectful and always treat others as they would want to be treated. 9. Write thank you notes. 10. Offer to help those in need.

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF PROTOCOL 404.252.2245 theamericanschoolofprotocol.com/ childrens-etiquette


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“Choose a dress that looks like you and fits your personality. You want to feel like a glorified version of yourself.” –Melody Pass

Finding an outfit for that big night out should be fun not frightening.

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Worth Waiting For

Pops of green, blue and red add vibrancy to the townhome’s modern, urban ambience.

After lending out their DIY-designed townhouse on Airbnb, a Buckhead couple finally becomes its permanent residents Jeremy Garriott (left) and James Hunter rented out their chic townhome on Airbnb prior to moving in.

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ometimes you have to jump on the purchase of a new home, even if you’re not ready to move in. That’s what Jeremy Garriott and his partner, James Hunter, did when they found the right fit. They knew they wanted an end-unit townhome in a convenient location near Buckhead or Midtown, and Lindbergh’s Broadview Place hit the mark. At 1,440 square feet, the two-bedroom, two-anda-half-bath residence wasn’t as spacious as some of the properties they had looked at, but its proximity to MARTA and the interstate made it a winner. The three-level residence, built by Edward Andrews Homes, is also within walking distance of nearby retail and includes a private garage and open floor plan. “We looked at a few different townhomes and most were much larger and had more closet space, but

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none were quite as convenient,” says Garriott. “This is right in the middle of everything.” Once they found their future home, Garriott and Hunter, who both work for real estate startup Opendoor, were excited to move in, but they still had five months left on the lease of their Midtown apartment. Instead of paying both rent and a mortgage, they listed their new place on Airbnb and stayed in their apartment until the lease was up. After closing, they worked day and night to customize the interior of the new townhome to fit their modern, chic aesthetic and make the abode a top pick for short-term renters. “We tried to get everything done in two weeks because we wanted to get it out on Airbnb,” says Garriott. They repainted the yellowish-gray brick veneer in the living room a bright white and

changed all the kitchen hardware, including the sink faucet, to an eye-catching gold. They also painted the white doors a dark gray. They couldn’t change everything they wanted, however, including the dark finish on the kitchen cabinets. “We would have picked a different finish and inquired about changing it, but it was too difficult,” says Garriott. “We didn’t like the cabinets at first; they didn’t look right with the brick wall. But once we painted the wall, we were fine with them.” To liven up the design, Garriott and Hunter selected three different geometrically patterned Sherwin-Williams wallpapers and dispersed them throughout the space. A black-and-white rectangular pattern went in the main-level powder room, a triangular 3D design went behind the television in the


Left, above and below: Gold accents—from the kitchen hardware and downstairs wallpaper to the contemporary light fixtures—lighten up the home’s dark gray elements.

The three-level townhome was chosen in part for its convenient location off Lindbergh Way. Below: The living room’s workstation follows the gold and neutrals motif and overlooks the street below.

“With James’ extravagant style and my more simple aesthetic, we met in the middle with a more subdued deco design.” –Jeremy Garriott chance to enjoy Garriott and Hunter’s new home—some maybe a little too much. “Every time we had a bad guest, we were getting more and more antsy, because we were worried they were going to mess something up,” says Garriott. “One time we came to clean and noticed a guest had clearly had a party and had been smoking, and various items had ashes in them. I was like, ‘How do you do that?’” In the end, the decor survived. The living room’s metallic finishes, soft grays and pop of red from two chairs combine to create a comfortable, trendy vibe. A playful touch comes through in the black-

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living room and a black-and-gold diamond design found a home in the downstairs bonus room that they use as a media room. When it came to the install, though, they hired a professional. “We weren’t going to do that ourselves and have it look terrible,” says Garriott. The couple filled the rest of the home with their own furniture and newly purchased items from shops such as Rooms To Go, CB2, West Elm and Z Gallerie. In the meantime, they “lived in disarray” in their apartment, sleeping on a mattress on the floor. Before officially making the move to the Lindbergh townhome in May, scores of renters had the

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JEREMY GARRIOTT AND JAMES HUNTER’S TOP 5 BEST PLACES TO SHOP FOR A BARGAIN 1. Houzz.com: “A huge selection and unique pieces.”

2. HomeGoods: “Affordable and constantly changing selection.” 3. CB2.com: “Trendy pieces that can mesh with lots of different styles.” 4. Goodwill in Buckhead: “Lots of hidden treasures, including hardback books for an extremely affordable price.” 5. Amazon.com: “Because they literally have everything from A to Z.”

and-white animal prints, purchased at HomeGoods, that hang on the brick wall. The lounging space is the ideal spot for Garriott and Hunter to host their Real Housewives of Atlanta and Game of Thrones watching parties. They also love having friends over for game nights filled with rounds of Heads Up! and Cards Against Humanity. From the rug to the curtains to the wallpaper, geometric patterns create a fun and edgy style that works. “We were thinking with the space being so tight, that if we gave the [TV wall] a 3D look, it would draw your eye

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to that versus the smallness of the room, and we thought it looked cool,” says Garriott. The adjacent kitchen, outfitted in white and gray quartz countertops and nail-studded Z Gallerie barstools, is the perfect spot to overlook the living room activity. Or you can grab a seat at the opposite end of the room at the faux snakeskin desk from Rooms To Go, which is framed by emerald green walls and gold palm frond art. Nearby, a West Elm bar cart conveys the living room’s work-meets-play purpose.

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Upstairs, the master bedroom’s masculine decor matches the homeowners’ aesthetics to a T.

When it’s time for Garriott and Hunter to kick back with a movie, however, they often head downstairs to stretch out on the plush sectional with their pooches, Jacob and Axel. The media room coordinates with the upstairs’ gold elements through the shimmery wallpaper, as well as a gold light fixture and faux gold deer head purchased from Houzz. The dark and metallic theme also continues two levels up where

the master bedroom and guestroom feature walls painted in Behr’s dark-gray Limousine Leather, navy linens and gold accents. The decor in the master stands out thanks to a canopy bed of matte-black, powder-coated iron from CB2, gold lamps from Target and screen-door nightstands by Nate Berkus, also from Target. “Target online has unique pieces that can adapt to most home design themes,” says Hunter. “We love going to the suburbs to HomeGoods because they tend to have better finds than the intown locations. Likewise, the online choices at Rooms To Go are completely different than what’s available in-store.” Overall, the DIY townhome looks professionally put together, but Garriott says finding finishes and decorations that both he and Hunter could agree on was tough at times. In the end, they compromised. “We really wanted a space we could feel cozy in but that would have some sophistication to entertain in,” says Garriott. “With James’ extravagant style and my more simple aesthetic, we met in the middle with a more subdued deco design.” Although Garriott and Hunter had to delay becoming the townhome’s permanent residents for a few months, they’re relieved to finally be the only ones occupying the welcoming urban abode. “We are so thankful to get to come home every day to our own little Airbnb and be able to continually refine the feel and design of the home,” says Hunter. n


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Right: Elegance is earned in a one-shoulder evening gown like the one pictured here from Frascara. Below: Stand out in the crowd with a special occasion dress from Susan Lee.

COLOR ME HAPPY According to Melody Pass, the color of your dress is a personal choice that depends on your personality. However, there are some color trends that you may want to keep in mind as you start shopping.

Blush: Many of today’s motherof-the-bride and mother-ofthe-groom dresses fall into the blush or champagne category. That’s because MOBs and MOGs often want to coordinate with the bridesmaid dresses, and these neutral tones are very popular. Courtesy Susan Lee

Bright and vibrant: Bright hues are in demand when it comes to evening dresses and ball gowns. A brilliant color can help you stand out at that special event.

Navy: While black is always in style, a deep navy puts a great spin on a classic look.

GETTING RED CARPET READY A BUCKHEAD FORMAL ATTIRE EXPERT OFFERS ADVICE FOR SPECIAL OCCASION DRESS SHOPPING

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elody Pass, president of Buckhead’s popular women’s boutique Susan Lee, knows exactly what a special occasion dress should do for the person who wears it. “The dress should make you feel excited about going to the event,” she observes. “It should make you feel ready. You should say, ‘Now I have the dress, and I can’t wait to wear it.’” Of course, finding that perfect special occasion dress can be challenging. Here, Pass, who has worked in the fashion industry for 20 years and learned everything from her mother, the shop’s founder, offers her advice for finding the dress of your dreams.

ON GOOD TERMS What’s the difference between a cocktail dress and an evening gown? It’s important to understand the terminology. According to Pass, length is key. “A cocktail dress is short and dressier than a church dress. The fabric is going to be dressier, and it might have more embellishment,” she

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says. An evening gown is long and typically worn at events taking place after 6 p.m., from fundraising galas to weddings. And while mother-ofthe-bride dresses are self-explanatory, Pass notes that the length can vary; usually these dresses are long unless worn to an afternoon wedding.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS While perusing racks of potential dresses, don’t be dissuaded by first impressions. “Many times, more simple dresses look like nothing on the hanger, but when they’re on a figure, it’s the way they’re cut and the way they fit that make them look great,” notes Pass. So even if you see something that you think you don’t like, consider trying it on anyway.

PICTURE IT So you’ve seen a photo in a magazine and must have that exact dress. Pass suggests keeping an open mind, even if you believe you know precisely what you want. “You don’t want to get into a situation where you

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search all over to duplicate a dress. Don’t get too narrow and then be disappointed,” she explains. If you’re open to a variety of options, then the process will be much smoother.

THE WHOLE PACKAGE Even when you think a dress looks good, you can still be unsure whether it’s the right choice. In this case, Pass recommends adding some adornments to get a complete idea of the dress’ potential. “Once you have it on and put the right accessories with it, that’s often what really sells it,” she says.

FRIENDLY ADVICE A friend can provide great support when you’re shopping for a special occasion dress, yet you want to be sure you bring along someone who understands what you like. “It can be tough when you have a friend whose taste is different than yours,” says Pass. “You want to bring someone who’s going to offer an opinion but doesn’t only pick out dresses that

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will look good on her.” You may even want to make your first outing a solo one during which you can turn to the sales professionals to guide you. “We’re here to help you find the best silhouette for your figure, and we know the dresses,” says Pass.

FUN TIMES It may feel challenging, but special occasion dress shopping should be enjoyable. “Have fun with it. The process is part of the event,” says Pass. “It’s a serious purchase, but you can look your best without it being overwhelming.” And you can’t go wrong when you follow your intuition. “Choose a dress that looks like you and fits your personality,” she concludes. “You want to feel like a glorified version of yourself.” n SUSAN LEE 1248A West Paces Ferry Road Atlanta 30327 404.365.0693 susanleeatlanta.com


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More and more men are opting for plastic surgery

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omen getting plastic surgery is fairly commonplace these days, but a man getting a procedure? Even in these enlightened times, it’s a bit of a taboo subject. That tide is changing, though, says Dr. ChiChi Berhane, the board-certified surgeon behind the Tailor Made Looks Institute of Plastic Surgery, which opened earlier this year in Buckhead.

“The shift has been tremendous in the last couple of years,” he says. “Twenty-five to 30 percent of my patients are men now.” No matter who you are, aesthetic intervention is about “making people look younger and refreshed,” says Berhane. While the reasons for getting assistance vary by patient, many men feel they need an extra boost that diet, exercise and good skincare are never going to fulfill. Here, Berhane offers insight into how men can get the aesthetic results they want. The look of things. Those angling for a spot in the boardroom will tell you that appearances do matter in some cases. “I’ve got a lot of male patients who are on TV because they have to be the face of the company,” says Berhane. “One patient told me, ‘A photographer could edit these wrinkles, but when I’m going to meetings with clients, that first impression makes a big difference.’”

Dr. ChiChi Berhane claims a quarter of his plastic surgery patients are men these days.

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some male patients, but the truth is that a less invasive treatment—such as Botox, laser treatments or fillers— can often yield significant results with little to no downtime. Bonus: These options often carry a much smaller price tag, so you won’t have to invest as much to get some benefit. Sculpted. Beyond more well-known surgeries such as facelifts, rhinoplasty (nose job) and blepharoplasty (eye surgery or eye lift), there are procedures that you might not expect. For instance, body contouring uses liposuction to contour the midsection to give the illusion of six-pack abs. Such procedures can also be an option for patients who have experienced dramatic weight loss and have excess skin. Looking for even more dramatic results? Implants for biceps, triceps, calves and pectorals are growing in popularity. One size doesn’t fit all. A savvy aesthetics doctor employs both technique and artistry to achieve the desired result, and the approach for male and female clients will vary.

For instance, men tend to have stronger musculature, so more Botox may be needed around the mouth. Similarly, where the injections are placed would be different. “Where a female might want more of an eyebrow arch, with a man, you don’t want to alter their eyebrow shape,” says Berhane. “It’s not just one size fits all.” Healthy lifestyle first. Though it’s his trade, Berhane is quick to point out that surgical intervention isn’t a cure-all and shouldn’t be viewed as a weight loss strategy. “This is a transformation, which means that you have to actually transform from the inside and outside,” says Berhane, adding that means practicing a healthy diet and exercise routine. n

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WELLNESS WISDOM

THROUGH THE YEARS

A SANDY SPRINGS DOCTOR HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH ISSUES FOR MEN OF ALL AGES

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mmunizations, cholesterol screenings, prostate exams. Guys, you all know these health issues should eventually be on your radar, but at what point? To answer this question, we turned to Dr. Charles Taylor, a family practitioner at Perimeter North Medical Associates in Sandy Springs. Here’s his wellness advice for men in their 20s and beyond.

20S-30S “Out of college and into life: Adulting means choosing healthy habits,” says Taylor. “Say goodbye to weekend binges of alcohol and junk food.” Here are a few other things to be aware of:

Combat your slowing metabolism. “In your late 20s, your ability to stay slim while eating a horrible diet will diminish,” says Taylor. “So start eating more fruits and vegetables, and develop other healthy eating habits.” Also, try to exercise at least three to four times a week, starting with walking and progressing to more aerobic exercise such as running, biking and high-intensity interval training. Update your immunizations. “If you’re planning to eventually have a family,

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get a Tdap shot around age 25,” says Taylor. “It protects against the pertussis infection, which can be fatal to small children.” Also, get in the habit of receiving an annual flu vaccine. Get screened for STDs. If you’re single and having sex, do this periodically. “And please, use a condom,” he adds.

40S-50S “We’re now into middle age,” says Taylor. “We only get one lap around this planet, and it goes faster than we think. The length and quality of our lap will largely be determined by the choices we make in this age range.” Here are the key things to take care of:

Find a good doctor. This needs to be a person you feel comfortable talking to. “For example, this is when you might need to have a conversation about the pros and cons of Viagra, so pick someone you can actually discuss sensitive subjects with,” says Taylor. Check your cholesterol. “Heart disease is the number one killer in every city, county and state,” says

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Taylor. “Know your BMI, blood pressure and LDL and HDL cholesterol levels, and consider a coronary calcium scan. They cost about $100 and are 98 percent accurate for detecting heart disease.” Have a prostate exam. “If you’re an African American, get the exam done at 45, as this group experiences a higher rate of this type of cancer,” says Taylor. “Others can start getting them at age 50.” Schedule a colonoscopy. This should be done at age 50. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer, and it takes years for a polyp to become malignant. “This is true preventive medicine and may be one of the most important things any man can do for himself,” says Taylor.

60S-70S “You’re heading into retirement. Don’t you want to enjoy this time?” asks Taylor. “This means taking care of yourself with healthy eating and exercise. For example, most of us have had enough fatty and fried foods at this point. And moving your body keeps the heart healthy

and diminishes the likelihood of dementia.” Here are a few additional things to consider:

Revisit those immunizations. During this period, it’s time to get vaccinated for pneumonia and shingles, as men in this age range are more susceptible to these illnesses. Don’t avoid medication. “I don’t see many patients over age 65 who are not on a medication,” says Taylor. “Medications are really a large part of why we live so long. With that said, if you need them, take them. I’ve seen too many people die young because they were overly worried about the evils of putting a few medications in their bodies. Men especially tend to avoid medications when taking them would expand the length and quality of their lives.” n

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TA S T E MA K E R

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ith a father who taught physical education and was a personal trainer, and a mother who taught aerobics classes, Brad Kolowich Jr. was probably destined for a career in fitness. “Health and fitness have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” says the Atlanta native, whose book, Fitter Faster: The Smart Way to Get in Shape in Just Minutes a Day, came out last year. “As a kid, I went to Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School and played tennis at the state and national levels. Initially, I wanted to play tennis professionally, but as I made my way through college at Florida State and the University of Georgia, I realized that my passion was to follow in my father’s footsteps as a personal trainer and open my own gym.” The business, which opened its doors in Buckhead in 2012 and offers one-on-one personal training and nutritional guidance services, has truly become a family affair. Six of the eight members of the team are family, including his father, Brad Sr.; wife, Mandy; brother, Jonathan; sister, Caroline; and sister-in-law, Audrey. “I think that this family vibe helps us offer a unique sense of community to our clients,” says Kolowich. “My goal is that each and every one of our clients feel at home and like family whenever they’re working with us at the studio.” We recently chatted with Kolowich to learn more. Can you tell us about a client who really made an impact on you? Years ago, a woman walked through my door looking for a trainer. She was quiet and didn’t smile. Fast-forward about six years, and she’s now one of my favorite clients. She always has a smile on her face, comes in with pep in her step and is stronger physically and mentally. There’s something so special about a client’s change in attitude toward his or her fitness routine. Once a client begins to really see progress, we hope that it becomes a lifestyle change. I was amazed, and am still amazed, that this particular client even walked through the door in the first place! Steady progress in terms of her strength, functionality and mentality has led to her remarkable transformation. How did you start training high-profile clients? And is your approach different when working with celebrities? In 2012, I was asked to train actor and producer Michael Nardelli, and that led

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BODY OF WORK

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TALKING FITNESS AND MORE WITH CELEBRITY TRAINER BRAD KOLOWICH JR. to one celebrity referral after another. Since then, I’ve gotten to work with people including Tyler Perry, Hines Ward and Alicia Silverstone. I try to provide the same level of attention to every client’s program. The only real difference is that working with celebrities often requires a lot of schedule flexibility, since they’re traveling or working at odd hours. If I’m a new client, what can I expect? First, we’ll have an initial consultation to learn about your background and

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goals. The next session will be a fitness evaluation. The third session is when we’ll start to train, with most clients training with us about two sessions weekly for 30 minutes to an hour. Your physique is amazing. What does your own weekly workout plan look like? I lift weights Monday through Friday for about an hour. Then on Saturday or Sunday, I run outdoors with Mandy and the dogs. Whichever weekend day I don’t run, I rest.

What’s next for you? I want to open a larger private training space in Atlanta that will allow myself and the team to expand our training options for our clients. Stay tuned. n

BRAD KOLOWICH JR. PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO 1465 Chattahoochee Avenue Atlanta 30318 bradkolowichjr.com


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SIMPLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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Film industry veteran Mark Staufer shares tips and techniques for story writing at free area workshops.

Sara Hanna Photography “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve met someone, had a chat and left thinking, ‘That’s the best movie idea I’ve ever heard.’” —Mark Staufer

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Look, Listen, Learn Third Thursday series at Buckhead gallery combines visual arts with the spoken word

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client with an enervating fear of public speaking sparked speech coach Melissa Gordon’s idea for a monthly art and spoken word series. From that inspiration came Third Thursday, a gathering at the Anne O Art gallery in Buckhead for those who admire both creative genres. Gordon, an arts supporter whose business is helping executives get a grip on their fears of addressing a crowd, was already a fan of the gallery when the worlds of art and spoken word intersected. “I had a client who was doing research about trees and soil, and he had a burning desire to maintain the forests,” says Gordon. “His job requires his constantly presenting. Then I noticed that the theme of January’s exhibit at the gallery was

‘The Majesty of Trees.’ That was a setting where he could tell his story.” Getting her client to speak in a venue where the art supported his passion significantly reduced the fear factor, she says. “When we talk about what gets us excited, there’s a true energy for a subject that you can’t manufacture,” says Gordon. “Add to that an interesting interplay of images and words. In this case, images of trees were all over the gallery, and there was someone talking about how important the forests are. It made a specific and intentional connection, and started a genuine exchange.” Gordon has been organizing similar sessions to make those connections each month, relating the gallery’s latest exhibition to talks connected to the show’s theme. And it’s another way the gallery works to

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bring the art alive. “All of the artists are required to spend time in the gallery working with clients and talking about the works,” says Gordon. “I think audiences are hungry for this type of interaction. People have things to say, but not too many outlets to do it.” Gordon has also taken to having her speech clients practice in the gallery. “The space allows them to move and hear their voices,” she says. “I have a group that comes here to work on talks they have coming up.” For the Third Thursday gatherings, Gordon taps her connections to find solid speakers, and she’s even had several people reach out to volunteer their talents. The public is then invited to take part in an exchange that Gordon describes as a bit like the Great Books program, in which

participants read the same book and come together for lectures and discussion about the work’s topic. “You get diverse community members together to study something, to look at the art on the wall or the sculpture over there, and amazing things happen,” says Gordon. “I think we need more informal gatherings to celebrate the spoken word, and at the same time, I want to bring foot traffic into the gallery. This is a great way to do it, and it’s a natural fit—the art on the wall and art of the words are co-mingling.” n

ANNE O ART 264 Buckhead Avenue N.E. Atlanta 30305 anneoart.com

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ew Zealand native Mark Staufer has spent years in London and Hollywood working in front of and behind the camera. But since moving to Buckhead three years ago, the 54-year-old has finally found what he describes as his real passion in life. “I like sitting at home in the dark with my characters and helping other people develop theirs,” he says. “In the last year, I’ve started mentoring writers, specializing in books and screenwriting.” While Staufer has worked with individual clients, he’s also been sharing his expertise with the writing public through a series of workshops at the Buckhead branch of the AtlantaFulton public library. “Last year, I asked if I could put a poster up about my mentoring, and instead they asked if I’d do a workshop,” says Staufer. “I did one on screenwriting on a Saturday afternoon, and it was completely packed with about 100 people.”

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From that debut, Staufer created a four-week workshop that proved so popular that he’s now expanding the concept into a weekly session. At 10 a.m. each Saturday, aspiring scriptwriters and novelists can hone the skills it takes to produce a polished opus. No prior experience or registration is required, and there’s no need to have been to the workshop before. Just drop by with your desire to learn.

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“The people who have been coming are at various stages,” says Staufer. “Some arrive with a completely eloquent screenplay, and others are just starting off. I’m impressed that there are so many people here with stories to tell.” The sessions have had a palpable energy that Staufer attributes to the vibe created by Atlanta’s burgeoning film industry. “These attendees are very savvy, and they’re really excited about what’s happening here,” he says. “You can feel that this place will be an engine of storytelling; people know that.”

The free weekly workshops that kicked off in June have focused on Staufer’s appraising screenplays and sharing insights about the creative and business sides of the industry. And some participants have moved on to working with Staufer one-on-one to develop particular projects. Aaron Karp, a web developer who lives near the library, attended one of the first workshops and found a mentor in Staufer. “I’ve had an idea for a show for about five years, and I’d written a screenplay knowing nothing about screenplays,” says Karp. “I had no idea what to do next. Mark was tremendously encouraging to everyone from very different walks and stages of life. And he had the knowledge of what to do next with our work. I was very impressed by him; he really knows his stuff.” For the last few months, Karp has continued getting encouragement and feedback from Staufer and select readers. “It’s great to have someone in the community who can help me,” he says. At the same time, Karp is fueling Staufer’s passion. “I kind of feel this is my purpose in life, and this is the place to be for film in the next 10 to 20 years,” says Staufer. “There’s a huge untapped potential here of people from everywhere with stories from different cultures and places. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve met someone, had a chat and left thinking, ‘That’s the best movie idea I’ve ever heard.’” n

Mark Staufer’s screenwriting workshops at the Buckhead library 269 Buckhead Avenue N.E. Atlanta 30305 404.814.3500 afpls.org/buckhead-branch markstaufer.com


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“I THINK THAT SINCE WE’VE MADE SO MANY SWITCHES, IT’S REALLY SET THE CULTURE UP TO BE WHAT WE WANT IT TO BE.”

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MEN ABOUT TOWN YOU MAY NOT KNOW ALL THEIR NAMES, BUT YOU’LL WANT TO HEAR THEIR STORIES

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An NBA star, a luxury real estate marketer and the headmaster of a globally minded private school. At first glance, the select group of men profiled here may seem as though they have nothing in common. But each one is an ideal example of the diverse, talented and fascinating fellows who make up the Buckhead-area community. Many may have deemed 2018 the year of the woman, but we think the guys deserve their due as well. Here are six reasons why.

HOOP DREAMS Once homeless, Atlanta Hawks small forward Taurean Prince rose from hard knocks to the hardwoods

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hen asked his most vivid memory of the day he was drafted by the Utah Jazz back in 2016, 24-year-old Taurean Prince says it was the satisfaction of being a guy whom everyone thought was supposed to go late in the first round, but who went 12th overall instead. (He was soon traded to the Atlanta Hawks as part of a three-team deal.) That might have been a surprise to some, but the fact Prince made it to the NBA at all could be considered shocking as well. When Prince was 12, his parents divorced, and the Texas native opted to live with his dad. Not long after, Prince’s father lost their house and they were homeless, living at the Salvation Army, crashing on people’s couches or, on a few occasions, sleeping outside. Now about to start his third year with the Hawks, Prince, who lives in Brookhaven, says that period was actually a blessing. Being so young, he could have easily given up, gotten discouraged or ended up on the wrong side of the law, but he insists it taught him to be grateful and also gave him a strong work ethic. “I don’t ever want to go back to that, which is why I work so hard,” says Prince. His efforts are paying off, as the 6-foot, 8-inch small forward was chosen to play in the Rising Stars Challenge at the NBA All-Star Game in February. “Just knowing you’re a part of a team that not everyone can be a part of, it’s a special moment,” says Prince. “It was a great milestone in my career.” Now Prince must navigate the challenges as the Hawks continue to rebuild, having acquired both a new general manager last year and a new coach this spring.

What do you think of your new coach, Lloyd Pierce, so far?

He’s more of a people person. He expresses how he feels and takes on the challenge of speaking to you himself. He doesn’t send someone else to get his point across. He’s also very active. He works out with us and wants to be in every drill. I think he’s changing the culture a lot. What are your hopes for the team this season?

To just continue to get better as an organization overall, all the way down from the front office to the players. I think that since we’ve made so many switches, it’s really set the culture up to be what we want it to be. We’ll continue to chip away at it now that we have our new GM, Travis [Schlenk]. I believe it’s one of his first times being a GM, and it’s the first time our coach has been a head coach, so everybody’s just trying to figure it out. Everyone has

to figure out their roles and take advantage of them as best as possible. What are your personal goals for this season?

Just being able to continue to play, being healthy and able to express my talents. And to progress. I’m all about progression. Where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 15 years from now?

In 5 years, I should be an all-star. In 10 years, I should have a championship or two. In 15 years, hopefully, I’m still in the league. But if not, then definitely trying to make a difference for the young guys and helping them to get into the league.

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come, but right now I’m just focused on basketball. Who’s your favorite basketball player of all time?

Tracy McGrady. It’s the way he shot the ball. He was also one of the most athletic and overall most impactful players of his time. What was the first big purchase you made when you signed your NBA contract?

My Audi RS7. I still have it. What’s your personal motto?

Forever humble. What’s something on your bucket list?

Probably skydiving. What’s your guilty pleasure?

You’re still young, but do you ever have thoughts about what you’ll do after you retire from the game?

PS4. I’m pretty solid at Fortnite and really good at Call of Duty.

To be honest, I don’t really think about it. I feel like if I think about that, it will take away from the situation I’m in now. I’ll definitely be prepared for it when it does

What are you binge watching right now?

Power. It’s a Starz series about a man trying to balance being a [drug] kingpin and having a family. n

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MASTERING AN ANCIENT ART Sule K. Welch spreads his passion for martial arts through his studio, fitness program and TV show

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stroke propelled Sule K. Welch to devote his waking and working hours to his passion—martial arts. He didn’t suffer the stroke, but after his middle-aged boss and mentor keeled over from one, Welch, a Morehouse man with an MBA and 12 years in the corporate world, quit his marketing job to teach others about martial arts and their benefits. “What I learned from that loss is that I don’t need to be wasting my time doing something that I’m not passionate about for a paycheck,” says Welch. Fast-forward 14 years later, and Welch has a studio in Sandy Springs called The Welch Martial Art Experience where he teaches seven martial arts forms and self-defense. Having traveled the world discovering indigenous forms, he’s also developed and trademarked Martial Fitness, an exercise program based on different methods. You can check it out on his weekday morning TV show on the local AIB cable channel. How did you get into martial arts?

As a child at the local community center where I grew up. I was a gymnast and played soccer for many years, but quit to totally immerse myself in martial arts. In college or working in the corporate world, it was my anchor. I got the release and stress management I needed. How did it eventually win out over your corporate gig?

Honestly, it’s the relationships. The art forms that have kept my attention provide an environment of people who are different. Whether you’re a doctor, teacher, student or bartender, all of that goes out the window when you’re on the mat training. And it keeps you moving. Maybe that’s why I never got into baseball or golf.

Can anyone do it?

You don’t have to be a certain degree of athlete. If you can’t do a head kick or a split, you can still work at your level. There’s no age limit, ability limit or gender limit. What are some misconceptions about martial arts?

That it’s a kids’ sport. Most martial arts schools focus on youth, but we offer both, and our adult program is larger than our kids’ program. Martial arts has been around for a long time, but is still new to a lot of people, and people have to understand it takes time to develop a skill in anything.

A lot of Americans learn about martial arts through the movies. What do you think about that?

The Karate Kid, Kill Bill, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, Kung Fu Panda—I love them all. I grew up on Bruce Lee movies. They all shine a light on the cultural appropriateness of martial arts. What’s your connection to Bruce Lee?

My instructor here, Francis Fong, introduced me to Dan Inosanto, Lee’s top student and one of my most consistent influences. I travel to California twice a year to train with him. What’s your favorite book?

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, by Dr. John Ratey. He writes about a fitness program in Illinois that led the school district there to be first in the world on science test scores. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Oatmeal cookies and ginger snaps. I bake my own, but I’ll indulge in others’ to see if they’re as good.

Tell us about your fitness program.

What’s one of your passions beside martial arts?

Why not have a fitness method that incorporates many arts instead of one and helps people get in shape doing something different from lifting weights or being on a machine? When I started, a lot of martial artists did not cross-train.

Music. My father was a musician, my great-grandmother was a concert pianist, and I grew up playing the guitar. I also love animals. My wife tells me that I’m part dog— in a nice way. I can walk up to the craziest dog, and it will calm down. n

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“WHEN I TALK ABOUT LUXURY, IT’S MORE ABOUT LIFESTYLE, AND MY IDEA OF LUXURY MAY NOT BE YOURS.”

REDEFINING LUXURY STORY:

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When it comes to promoting high-end homes, Harry Norman Realtors exec Alex Page has cornered the market

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he ability to market a luxury product, be it real estate, jewelry or cars, has long been Alex Page’s strong suit. His business and marketing degree from the University of South Alabama has served him well in various high-end sales positions, including his current job as the head of the luxury division for Harry Norman Realtors. “I now connect our company with other luxury brands in Atlanta, whether that’s high fashion or cars,” says the 37-year-old, who’s based at the firm’s corporate office in Buckhead. “I also manage our affiliations with Christie’s International Real Estate, which keeps us globally visible. I’ve never sold real estate; my strength and enjoyment are in the marketing and coaching side of the business.” The word “luxury” has many interpretations. For many in the real estate world, it means properties priced at $1 million and more. “When I talk about luxury, though, it’s more about lifestyle,” says Page, “and my idea of luxury may not be yours.” For Page, it equates with comfort. “I enjoy a home you can entertain in. That doesn’t mean I need a large house, but one that allows me to cook, entertain and host my friends and family. It also means being in the city.”

Does your work bring you in touch with celebs or notable Atlantans?

Can you describe one or two of the most extravagant houses you’ve seen in Buckhead?

On a regular basis. That’s what happens when you play in the high-end luxury lifestyle arena. The beauty of having access to such extraordinary, powerful and fascinating people is the relationship and trust you develop. I will say that I have been most impressed by how vulnerable, kind and gracious some of these A-list celebrities and business moguls are in person.

That’s hard since I’ve been in so many properties in all sizes and price points. I will say that I’m always intrigued by the 25,000-square-foot estate that feels so intimate and inviting. And the opposite to that would obviously be the small, non “luxury” property that’s extremely well designed and fitted to leave you feeling as if you’re in a suite at a five-star hotel. I’m always amazed by how people live.

You are a super stylish dresser. Would you have the same cool wardrobe if you didn’t work in the luxury sphere?

If you weren’t in your current job, what would you be doing?

I was taught as a child, and it was confirmed as an adult, that how you present yourself speaks volumes about who you are. It’s important to understand your audience and emulate the role you want to lead. My current role allows me to be professional with or without a suit, with the expectation that I will always represent myself and the brand appropriately.

I’d be my own boss, running my own consulting firm. I have an entrepreneurial spirit, and I like working with clients to build their brands. In your spare time, you work with your partner, E. Vincent Martinez, on the Doggies on the Catwalk foundation he started that supports animal organizations and people with disabilities. Do you do any other charity work?

I’m adopted, so I’m looking at getting involved with adop-

tion charities. There are children out there who need good homes. What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

What comes to mind is “the early bird gets the worm.” Get it done, and don’t stress over it. Another one is “work smarter, not harder.” What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?

I love shopping, and a good deal. There’s gratification when I find something at a great price. I like going to high-end consignment shops where you can find something someone else loved and get it at a good price. What are you binge watching right now?

I love old episodes of Sex and the City and Will and Grace because I grew up with them. I’m also watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Big Little Lies. n

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CHANGING DIRECTION

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A tragic accident pivoted Talbot Kennedy from cheerleader to wheelchair rugby champion

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albot Kennedy doesn’t want you to feel sorry for him. Nor should you. The 33-year-old quadriplegic just completed his sixth Peachtree Road Race and plays on the USA Wheelchair Rugby team that competed in August at the Wheelchair Rugby World Championship in Sydney, Australia. Sure, there were times Kennedy felt sorry for himself after a flubbed flip off of a trampoline—on his last day of high school, no less—ended his plans to attend college on a cheerleading scholarship. But a broken spinal cord didn’t shatter his competitive core. Kennedy picked up wheelchair rugby during an intense therapy program at the Shepherd Center in Buckhead, where he rehabbed after breaking the C5 and C6 vertebrae in his neck. Shepherd’s also where he now works as a peer support liaison, sharing with newly injured patients everything from bed-to-chair transfer techniques to his own journey to independence. The job brings out the old cheerleader in him. “I help patients realize there’s life after a spinal cord injury,” he says. “It may be something different than what they thought, but it can be just as good.”

What’s the first thing you tell a new patient?

That conversation is about what they want to talk about. What everyone wants to hear is that they’ll fully recover and be running out of Shepherd, so I don’t jump in with, “Your life is going to be great now that you’re in a wheelchair.” Are there patients who don’t want to talk to you?

Some people do say no, and that’s OK. I make myself available indirectly, rolling around Shepherd or playing rugby in the gym. Most people want to hear from someone who’s been through what they’re going through. How long did it take you to accept a different life path?

Right after my injury, I couldn’t see beyond the day I was living in. It took about two years for me to really become independent and start thinking about moving forward. What’s the biggest misconception about a person in a wheelchair?

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That just being out in the world is some kind of accomplishment. I’ll agree a spinal cord injury isn’t the easiest thing. Whether you’re in a wheelchair or fully abled, you have to decide if you’re going to take advantage of life’s opportunities. Cheerleading versus wheelchair rugby. Which is more badass?

Definitely wheelchair rugby. Cheerleading takes lots of strength and skill, but wheelchair rugby is full contact. With cheerleading, there isn’t too much smack talk.

Given what you’ve been through, do you consider yourself lucky or unlucky?

I would say fortunate. I don’t know where I’d be if it hadn’t been for my parents. What’s your best quality?

My attitude. I’m a pretty good people person.

Is wheelchair rugby as violent as it looks?

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I wouldn’t say violent. The wheelchairs take most of the abuse. It’s not like hockey where fights break out. Then again, we’re strapped in our wheelchairs, so fights really can’t break out.

Maybe it’s because I’m an only child, but I want a big family.

How did you end up with jersey number 13?

I picked it for a pretty corny reason. I like to say, “If you see 13 coming, it’s your unlucky day.”

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What one person, living or dead, would you want to have dinner with?

Kevin VanDam. He’s a bass fisherman. I like fishing, and I’d love to hear some of his cool fishing stories. What’s your favorite TV show?

I usually fall asleep to Family Guy or some other cartoon. Favorite restaurant?

Pappadeaux. My favorite dish is the crawfish étouffée. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People who think they know what you’re going through. I had an older woman come up and say, “I can’t imagine being in your situation, but I broke my foot and had to spend two weeks in a wheelchair.” n

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Ann Hardie

Atlanta International School headmaster Kevin Glass oversees an educational melting pot

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evin Glass draws on personal experience as headmaster of the Atlanta International School, nestled in Buckhead’s Garden Hills neighborhood. He didn’t grow up attending a multicultural, globally oriented school like AIS; he just wishes he had. Glass is from a working-class town in northeast England where people looked alike, talked the same and shared an insular worldview. He even looked forward to the day when he could leave school and join his father in the coal mines. His dad, who eventually died of lung cancer, steered Glass in a different direction, and it was at the University of Manchester that his eyes were opened to the advantages of difference. Today, Glass oversees a school of students and staff of 99 nationalities, a place where 67 languages are spoken. He is convinced that this kind of learning environment is the answer to the world’s big problems.

How does AIS differ from other Atlanta schools?

We have faculty, staff, students and families from all over the world. Perhaps the place that may come closest to the atmosphere in the halls of AIS is the foyer of the United Nations. Full immersion programs in French, German, Mandarin and Spanish are taught to 3- and 4-year-olds. From [preschool] to grade 5, dual and partial immersion programs continue in these languages. We are one of the few schools in the United States offering the full International Baccalaureate continuum for our 1,260 students in [preschool] through grade 12.

You came to AIS after stints at schools in west and southern Africa, Costa Rica and Uzbekistan. Is Atlanta boring by comparison?

Atlanta is one of the most diverse, cosmopolitan and interculturally mixed places I’ve ever lived or worked in. As Atlanta has grown and developed as a global hub, the school has grown and developed with it. What’s the most important quality of a successful headmaster?

To love what you do day in and day out. I have found the thing that makes my heart sing. I think the work I’m doing is having an impact.

What was the last book you read?

A brilliant book called Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari. He talks about how the last 250 years of human history are utterly unique, how rapidly the world is evolving and how some people struggle with that evolution and respond in culturally biased and bigoted ways.

Explain IB to the average Joe.

It’s a concept and skills-based curriculum that puts the student at the absolute center. A lot of it is designed around this idea of relevance and learning for action and impact. [It’s gaining traction because] folks have recognized the world isn’t getting any less interconnected, interdependent, blended or complicated. How does all this cultural difference work at AIS?

I think of it like a bowl of spaghetti Bolognese. When you look at all of the strands of the spaghetti and the sauce, it sometimes looks incredibly messy and complicated. When you take it all together as a whole, it is beautifully delicious.

Who was your favorite teacher growing up?

Mrs. Watson, my drama teacher. She took kids from different backgrounds and got them into the theater, which ultimately allowed them so many more ways of communicating and engaging in their lives. Your wife, Stefani, is a career diplomat with the German foreign service, although she’s currently on unpaid leave while raising your three kids. Any chance you ever win an argument with her?

She’s fiercely intelligent. How best to answer that question and maintain a positive relationship with my wife? I am going to decline.

What keeps you up at night?

Human beings are recognizing they’re part of a global society that’s going to have to work together to solve the incredibly complicated problems the Earth and our species are facing, such as climate change. My fear is that this idea of culturalism, walling ourselves off and away from other groups, will keep us from solving these problems for the sake of our kids and their kids. n

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FITNESS HEAVYWEIGHT Jamie Weeks is beefing up his ever-increasing stronghold of Orangetheory franchises and Motion Stretch Studios

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amie Weeks is building a fitness empire from an eighth-floor office with pingpong and foosball tables and a view of SunTrust Park. But even though he played golf in college, Weeks would never say he’s a fitness guy. “I definitely don’t look like a fitness guy,” says Weeks, CEO of the largest Orangetheory Fitness franchisee, Honors Holdings, with 24 locations in Georgia alone, including two in Buckhead and one in Brookhaven. “I’m 43, and I’m running toward dad bod as fast as I can.” Weeks, who grew up in South Carolina, got into the fitness business when he came to the Atlanta area two decades ago. A wealth manager for Morgan Stanley, he tried an Orangetheory class near the home he shares with wife, Ragan, and daughters Maggie and Charley, one Tuesday in 2014. By Friday, he had licenses for studios in West Cobb, Kennesaw and Woodstock. “I’m a believer,” Weeks says of Orangetheory’s high-intensity training. “I love the convenience of it. I love that I don’t have to think. I just show up, they tell me what to do and I leave.” For his efforts, Orangetheory named Honors Holdings its 2017 Franchisee of the How do you manage such widespread operations?

I start every day with a triple espresso. I usually have two a day. We have about 600 employees. We run everything on the app GroupMe. There’s no text messages, no emails. Have you tried things with the businesses that haven’t worked?

I probably fail at something 10 times a week. Every morning I wake up just as paranoid as I can be that we are failing in some fashion. I work as hard as I can so I can go to bed and feel like a success. What’s your best fitness tip?

Year, and in July, Weeks traveled to Portland, Oregon, to open the chain’s 1,000th studio. Early this year, Boston private equity firm J.W. Childs bought a majority stake in the company, allowing accelerated growth. The purchase of 22 studios in July, including the East Cobb location that initially sold Weeks on the concept, brought the company halfway to its goal of 100 studios by the end of 2019. Weeks and his partners also operate four studios in London and plan to open two more there this year and three next year. Last year, Weeks and his partners launched Motion Stretch Studio as a separate business. The Motion studio in Buckhead is one of a proposed 50 locations offering 30-minute, full-body stretching sessions. “When we built Motion, we had fitness-minded people in mind,” says Weeks, but it only took a few weeks to realize it was for everyone. “Motion is truly leading the way in this country in stretch, and people are benefiting from it every day.”

Staying consistent and doing it even on the days you don’t want to. What are some of your guilty pleasures?

Tito’s vodka, Nutella on anything and the reality show Made in Chelsea. What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

Calm down; everything’s going to be fine. Eighty percent of what you’re worried about never happens. I’ll consider myself a success if …

My girls can go through life with the same level of happiness they have right now being 10 and 11.

What’s your perfect day?

Probably wake up, meditate, get a great workout in, have breakfast with my wife at Waffle House, where I have my two eggs over medium and my bacon medium. Then something in nature with my family, either playing soccer, going on a hike, exploring, or being on a boat together in the Bahamas. Then ending the day with an amazing dinner with an amazing sunset and an amazing bottle of wine. n

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WEEKDAY The days of the go-to navy suit are long in the past. This exceptional suit will get you noticed both in and out of the office. The pink spread-collar pique dress shirt fits comfortably underneath the jacket and works with or without a tie. Add an extra pop of color with the silk pocket square and funky but still understated sock. The boots give the traditional lace wingtip a fresh step into fall. The wrinkle-free travel blazer folds nicely in your briefcase, so no worries about getting caught in the rain running to meetings. This elevated, dressy look goes from day to night with ease. All items courtesy of Robert Talbott at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta: Carmel suit in glenplaid with flat-front Laguna trouser, $1,748; pocket square, $85; pink spread-collar pique dress shirt, $278; wool scarf, $296; navy Presidio wingtip boot, $350; over-the-calf socks, $29.50; Oak Grove travel blazer, $498; suede belt, $188.

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WEEKEND Who knew your Saturday sweats could transition to a night out on the town so seamlessly? Take these joggers and hoodie out to dinner with friends for a fashion-forward take on traditional streetwear for the man who wants next-level comfort. Consider the slick sneakers your ticket for running errands all day and still feeling stylish enough for drinks out at night. When you add the lightweight travel jacket as a third piece, the look is complete. These days, dressing comfortably is no longer an excuse to look underdressed. All items courtesy of Brunello Cucinelli at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta: Signature deconstructed travel jacket, $2,495; bi-color comfort cotton joggers, $795; comfort cotton hoodie, $845; flannel baseball cap, $445; men’s runners, $995; screwtop leather cigar case $475; cigar cutter, $325.


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GAME ON! THE SUPER BOWL IS COMING TO ATLANTA, SO GUYS, GET READY TO CROSS IT OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST STORY:

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he Super Bowl will be in Atlanta in February, just up the street at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which means getting to the big game couldn’t be easier. But snatching great seats and perks such as celeb-filled tailgate parties isn’t quite so simple. Thankfully, we have the inside scoop. On Location Experiences, the NFL’s exclusive hospitality partner, can provide you with the ultimate VIP Super Bowl experience. “We are the only NFL-affiliated company to offer guaranteed seat locations and exclusive league-controlled hospitality directly to individual fans,” says company CEO John Collins. Through its incentives, fans get game tickets in prime locations and other benefits not available to the average ticketholder. Purchase the On the Fifty package, for instance, and you’ll not only be invited to pregame events with the opportunity to mingle with NFL legends and post-game onthe-field celebrations, you’ll also have your own dedicated entrance at the stadium saving you time in long security lines, as well as access to both the SunTrust and Delta Sky360 clubs throughout the game for premium food and beverage options. So even if the home team Falcons, or whichever team you root for, doesn’t take home the trophy, it will still be a game you’ll never forget. “Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest nights of the year, regardless of whether you’re a football fan or not,” says Collins. “There’s a certain atmosphere surrounding the game.” Super Bowl LIII will held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019. For more information regarding On Location Experiences’ VIP packages, which start at $5,000, visit onlocationexp.com. In addition to the Super Bowl, OLE and its subsidiaries provide packages for a multitude of other sporting events, including the NCAA Final Four, the Ryder Cup and the Daytona 500.

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At Haven, great food and great people come together to make diners feel safe, nurtured and satisfied.

Masterful food and wine pairing is one of Haven’s many charms. Photo: Sara Hanna Photography

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Haven’s succulent, seared Georges Bank scallops are served on a bed of sweet creamed corn. Mouth watering yet?

A Slice of Heaven at Haven The Brookhaven eatery is an oasis of good taste and casual elegance STORY:

Southern sensibility meets nouvelle cuisine in hot-from-the-fryer Gulf oysters and cornichons on a bed of lemon-scented grits.

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hat comes to mind when you hear the word “haven”? It’s an interesting concept, an almost preposterous notion in these chaotic times. I pondered its meaning one recent evening while dining alfresco at the popular Haven Restaurant and Bar in Brookhaven. Tucked behind an iron fence and fanciful, welltended greenery, patio diners sip bottles of wine (half price on Tuesdays!), their cheerful faces shaded under white canvas umbrellas and glowing string lights. Adding to the setting are crisp white tablecloths, spotless wineglasses and the all-too-rare green space just across the street.

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The service at Haven is impeccable, another rarity in recent years. Seasoned, well-traveled personnel educate first-timers on what to try, what’s fresh, who’s manning the stoves that night and what their particular talents may be. Our veteran waiter, Gordon, grinned approvingly when we ordered small plates of Timmy’s Wild Georgia Shrimp and crisp Gulf oysters. “Timmy” is Timmy Stubbs, who runs the Brunswick, Georgia-based Native Seafood, and he sure knows his shrimp. These were some of the cleanest, freshest crustaceans I’ve tasted in years. Accompanied by a sauté of thinly sliced sugar snap peas and garlic, a dash of arugula and chile, all simmering in a tomatoey tarragon cream sauce, it proved a masterful blend of Southern sensibility and nouvelle cuisine (yes, it’s making a comeback). The buttermilk-soaked, crisp-fried oysters were bright and crunchy, as were the tangy fried cornichons. The oysters were served up on a bed of lemon-scented grits that reminded me a bit too much of sweet rice pudding. It might’ve been overkill on an otherwise perfect plate, but really, who’s complaining?

We followed seafood with more seafood. After all, we were drinking a Roth Cabernet 2015—trust me, the old-school dictum of no red wine with fish is hogwash, folks— opting for the Georges Bank scallops from the Gulf of Maine. We were thrilled with the huge portion, consisting of four globes of crusty, seared perfection atop golden al dente creamed corn. Drawing fork and knife through this texturally complex, lusciously light surf and turf was a moment of pure gastronomic bliss. Our second visit could not have arrived soon enough. Inside, Haven’s ambience shifts to hipster cool with a sky-high wine “library,” open kitchen and elegant artwork. We began with the Southern cheese plate, boasting four varieties of cow and goat’s milk we swore were from Spain, France and Italy, but which turned out to be from Georgia (Sweet Grass Dairy) and North Carolina (Goat Lady Dairy). Garnished with candied nuts and seasonal mostarda (in this case, blackberry and plum), it was a sweet and crunchy hit with both young and old.


Left: The Southern cheese board features selections from Georgia and North Carolina dairies. Right: Spectacular spuds! The mountain of truffled potato “hay” is a favorite appetizer. Below: The fragrant Green Circle Farms chicken is roasted with tarragon and cumin.

Above: On Tuesdays, many fabulous wines are half price. Below: The Cordillera cocoa-based brownie with caramel ice cream could easily feed four for dessert.

It’s impossible to forget the espresso sauce made with dark-roasted, 100 percent organic coffee.

The evening’s main courses included entrées from D’Artagnan, the highbrow New Yorkbased purveyors of fine meats and charcuterie. A spice-roasted Green Circle Farms chicken filled our little corner of the dining room with the aroma of cumin and tarragon, and the crispy chicken skin was so delicious, it could’ve been a meal in itself. We were really looking forward to the grilled Rohan duck breast, having heard other foodies sing its praises. Alas, the sides of tender Hoppin’ John and charred okra turned out to have more precise, layered flavors than the meat. Beautifully cooked, pink-fleshed and tender, some deep ducky flavor is the only thing it lacked. Haven’s dessert menu is modest and well-rounded, with something for everyone. We watched as the old-fashioned banana pudding passed us by and landed on some lucky couple’s table, then the ultra-fragrant blueberry and lemon curd tart on another

and carrot cake on the next. After a thumbsup from Gordon, and with a bit of cabernet sloshing around in our glasses, we decided on the warm chocolate brownie. When I hear the word “brownie,” I immediately think back to those one-inch squares stacked on flimsy paper plates at a church picnic, but this one was a bread-plate-sized slab, rich with Cordillera chocolate and covered with whipped cream, a scoop of caramel ice cream and a toss of chocolate sprinkles. And it’s impossible to forget the espresso sauce made with H.C. Valentine dark-roasted, 100 percent organic coffee. Beyond the restaurant’s iron gates, the word “haven” evokes many things to many people. But here in the ATL, at least for me, it could easily boil down to this one little corner of heaven, where great food and great people come together to make diners feel safe, nurtured and satisfied. n

HAVEN RESTAURANT AND BAR 1441 Dresden Drive N.E., Atlanta 30319 404.969.0700 havenrestaurant.com Prices: Small plates and salads: $6-$15. Entrées: $18-$38. Steaks: $51 and up. Sides and desserts: $7. Recommended dishes: Timmy’s Wild Georgia Shrimp; crisp Gulf oysters; Southern cheese board; seared Georges Bank scallops; spice-roasted Green Circle chicken; warm chocolate brownie with espresso sauce, caramel ice cream and cocoa nibs. Bottom line: An unrelenting commitment to excellence keeps customers loyal and comestibles top-of-the-line.

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THE ART OF PAIRING CIGARS WITH SUITABLE LIBATIONS

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eanut butter and jelly, avocado and toast—they just go together. Similarly, a fine cigar has a harmonious relationship with spirits. Think of classical pairings, such as a stogie with a glass of scotch or cognac. But today, the art of creating such a melodious experience has also moved into beer and wine. Pairing beverages with cigars is not the tricky enterprise it may seem, but there are certain guidelines. The most common mistake is overpowering the taste of a drink with a cigar. When considering pairings, think first and foremost about your favorite flavor. Are you a sweet or a smoky person? Think of the prevalent notes in each. Focusing on balance is the best place to start. Akbar Alam, manager of Scottish Tobacco and Sinan Lounge in Buckhead, says when it comes to the nuance of pairing alcohol and cigars, it’s simple. Light-bodied cigars go with white wines, young reds and blended scotches; medium-bodied cigars are great with bourbon and rum; and full-bodied cigars pair well with peaty Islay scotch and Highland single malts. His favorite pairing? Coffee. Davidoff of Geneva tobacconist Joe Lordi, who guides area patrons to great smokes the way a sommelier steers clients towards great wine, explains that spirits have key charac-

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teristics that point a cigar smoker in the right direction. Rum, for instance, has a close relationship with cigars, coming from traditionally similar geographic areas. “A fine rum, especially one from Cuba, goes great with an archetypal Cuban cigar such as the Partagas D4 or Cohiba Behike,” he explains. The key is the balance, says Lordi. “Do you want the flavors to complement one another as in the aforementioned pairings, or do you like a little contrast?” Eric Crane, advanced sommelier for Empire Distributors, Inc., which distributes spirits to bars and restaurants throughout Buckhead and beyond, likes a drink to take the positive attributes of a cigar and enhance them. “I focus on the non-smoky flavors of the cigar,” he says. “Tobacco and a good wrap have a sweetness that combines marvelously with fruit. For this reason, I like powerful and young ports and tawnies. If you’re inclined for a spirit, I love a VSOP or XO cognac. Any high-quality brandy will actually work. There are amazing Solera-aged brandies from Spain that are perfect with cigars. If you’re looking for whiskey, then consider bourbon.” As for pairing smokes with beer, the experts suggest a brew with a thick mouthfeel (think Guinness) as a good complement. SweetWater Brewery’s head brewer Nick Nock thinks their Sinner’s Son would go well with a cigar.

It’s decadent with rich chocolate and vanilla notes, a velvety mouthfeel and hints of oak from aging in bourbon barrels, and before bottling, it’s blended with fresh coffee beans. Wine is trickier to pair. Lordi suggests thinking about the hallmark flavors and body of the wine. A full and lush California cabernet sauvignon, for example, needs a full and lush cigar. “If it’s something with more minerality like a Bordeaux, perhaps choose an earthy cigar such as a Padron 1926 to stand up to the tannins,” says Lordi. Another consideration is whether the wine is new world or old world. For instance, a classic bottle from Oregon’s Willamette Valley would pair well with a new world cigar such as a Caldwell Last Tsar. It may take some trial and CIGARS: error to avoid a WHERE TO BUY mismatch, and Davidoff of Geneva all palates are 3035 Peachtree Road N.E. different. What Atlanta 30305 is certain is 404.554.0111 that consulting us.davidoffgeneva.com with the exScottish Tobacco perts at a local and Sinan Lounge tobacco shop is 2625 Piedmont Road N.E. Atlanta 30324 as enlightening 404.237.0525 as the room scottishtobacco.com is odiferous. n


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FOODIE JOURNAL  

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A collection of photographs, advertisements, grills and other artifacts trace the long and storied history of barbecue at a new exhibit at the Atlanta History Center.

Watershed’s Matt Marcus (left) serves up beautifully plated dishes such as these razor clams with morel mushrooms.

of the regulars to come say goodbye to [former chef Zeb Stevenson], and for Zeb to say goodbye to some of the regulars. We tried to be as thoughtful with the transition as possible.

Kitchen Makeover CHEWING THE FAT WITH WATERSHED’S NEW OWNER-CHEF MATT MARCUS

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tlanta native Matt Marcus purchased Watershed on Peachtree in April, shocking Atlantans with the suddenness in the change of ownership of such a landmark eatery. Formerly the executive chef of Portofino and BlueTop, Marcus has also taken over the reins in the kitchen, where he embraces a creative plating style with whimsical touches. We caught up with him to find out what’s in store for Watershed diners. How does it feel to take over such a legendary Atlanta restaurant?

The way we did it, it wasn’t a takeover. It wasn’t brash, it wasn’t bullish. It was very symbiotic. The philosophies of the restaurant were already very much in line with mine, and it was really just continuing the growth of a great Atlanta establishment. How receptive have people been so far?

Really receptive. I think it was a shock in the beginning, just because of the confidentiality of the sale and transition. But we kept the old menu for that first weekend, and allowed some

EAT GOOD, DO GOOD

Get your fill of great food and drink Sept. 20 at the 15th annual Taste of Buckhead. Hosted by the Buckhead Business Association at The Stave Room, the event features more than 20 chefs from the area’s best restaurants, including The Southern Gentleman, Davio’s and Southern Baked Pie Company. VIP tickets include an exclusive tour of the American Spirit Whiskey distillery, specialty cocktails and exclusive food samples, and proceeds benefit Farm Chastain, the educational arm of the Chastain Park Conservancy. For details and tickets, visit tasteofbuckhead.org.

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How would you define your cooking style?

It’s very heavily Southern-influenced, but it’s not specifically Atlantainfluenced. I’ve spent so much time in the Southeast, I’ve picked up a lot of techniques from the delta of Mississippi, down to New Orleans, up to the Appalachians of Tennessee. Has your role at Watershed allowed you to be more creative than in previous roles?

My level of creativity hasn’t changed, but I’m able to execute things that normally in the past people would be like, “No, let’s not do that. It sounds like a lot of work.” What are some dishes or ingredients we can expect to see in the fall?

Expect to see persimmons, lots of

stone fruit and apples. One of the things we’re trying to do is be hyperlocal, so we’re kind of letting the farmers dictate our menu. We’re just waiting to see what their runoff is, and that’s basically what we’re focusing dishes on. What does a perfect day of eating in Atlanta look like to you?

I would lunch at Lee’s Bakery on Buford Highway, have early cocktails at Seven Lamps, then finish the night at Ticonderoga Club. What’s your favorite thing to cook at home?

I have a 15-month-old, so a few months ago we were all into purees, and I think that’s my favorite thing to cook now. I thought I knew the joy of feeding people, but I didn’t really until I had a little person of my own. n

Watershed on Peachtree 1820 Peachtree Road N.W. Atlanta 30309 404.809.3561 watershedrestaurant.com

FOOD NEWS n Jerky lovers can get their fix at the South African-inspired Biltong Bar, scheduled to open its second location at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta this month. biltong-bar.com n Lobster rolls aren’t just a summertime treat anymore. Cousins Maine Lobster, which started as a food truck in Los Angeles, opened a sit-down location in Lenox Square recently that serves up the tasty crustacean in rolls, soups and even tater tots. cousinsmainelobster.com

n Brazilian steakhouse Chama Gaúcha has introduced a new cigar program. Head to the patio after dinner and light up one of their cigars or bring your own. chamagaucha.com

Biltong Bar makes traditional South African beef jerky in-house.


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ou may know Ian Winslade from his years as executive chef at Virginia-Highland mainstay Murphy’s. Or maybe you remember him from the now-defunct Buckhead Life restaurant Bluepointe. The soft-spoken British chef has spent years refining his craft in Atlanta, and even more in London, Los Angeles and New York, most notably at Le Bernardin. In April, he opened Mission + Market in Buckhead, where he serves contemporary American and West Coast cuisine. As owner and executive chef, Winslade spends most of his time at the restaurant, which is made easier by his brief commute home to Chastain Park. When he’s not cooking, he focuses on family. “I’m a full-time dad,” he says. In his rare spare time, he sneaks off for a dirt bike ride. Below, he reflects on his career and explains why he’s dissuading his children from following in his footsteps.

Why did you become a chef? I wasn’t a great student. All my report cards say, “Could do better.” I wanted to get into engineering and get an apprenticeship, but I got turned down for everything I applied for. It was a demoralizing reality that forced me in a new direction. A friend’s family owned a country inn, and they invited me to come work for the summer. I found I had a natural ability to understand how it worked in the kitchen. By the end of the summer, I was running their tiny kitchen. It was basic food, but very rewarding. Early in your career, you worked in pastry. How and why did you make the transition to cooking? I always believed I was more valuable if I diversified my background. I love baking, but I saw a limit in how far one could go in that field. I needed to become a more well-rounded chef. I still come up with the ideas for pastry and delegate them at Mission + Market. I’m fascinated by it. What’s your favorite ingredient to cook with? I love working with fish. I’ve never been inspired by looking at a whole pig, but when I get a pristine, fresh piece of seafood, I’m honor-bound to do something really good with it. Atlanta may be five hours from the coast, but [the seafood] we can get here now is fantastic. The guys I buy from can give me the names of the captains of the boats the fish comes from.

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MISSION + MARKET’S IAN WINSLADE TAKES US BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN What was your worst day in the kitchen? I remember two times when the service stopped. There was no way to move forward. That is the worst feeling in the world. You’re in charge and don’t know what to do. When you get busy, the line between staying in control and spinning out is very fine. One or two mistakes can be very difficult to get over. Eventually you dig your way out, but first you have to stop and restart. What’s your perfect day of eating in Atlanta? I love jumping around from place to place. I’d pop over to visit Gerry [Klaskala] at Aria, visit the scene at Le Bilboquet, and see what they’re doing with fish at Kyma. The best is going to a restaurant and just asking the chef to serve you something [of their choice]. I love doing that for people. Some chefs struggle with the rigors

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of the job and turn to alcohol or worse. How do you stay focused? There’s a lot of depression in our business. I don’t think the average person understands how much effort and energy you exert. It’s difficult to find a balance. I drink practically nothing now. I’ve been divorced twice. I try to create little moments in time to do something fun like go wakeboarding at the lake or go to Highlands, North Carolina, for the weekend. My daughter will call me, text me and FaceTime me and I’ll talk to her while I’m working. I try to maintain a really good connection. My family comes into the restaurant a lot, too. Do your children want to be in the restaurant industry when they’re older? I’ve dissuaded them heavily. The adrenaline rush you get when things go really well is great, but the other side is when things don’t go quite right, and you take it personally. Some people are very visceral in the way they attack

you in reviews. I find that difficult to swallow. Part of maintaining your sanity is defining what is acceptable in criticism and then living within that. What are your plans for the future? I really want to build a company. There’s room to help others grow. Becoming a restaurateur is the next part of my growth. It’ll help me grow as a human being. It’ll help me become more of a socially interactive person. My other goal is to travel. I’ve spent my life working and then raising kids. I want to see more of the world. I love the laid-back Caribbean, by the ocean. I would love to end up there one day. n MISSION + MARKET Three Alliance Center 3550 Lenox Road N.E. Atlanta 30326 404.948.2927 missionandmarketatl.com


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FEATURED RESTAURANTS  A sampling of great eats in and around Buckhead BY: Wendell PHOTOS:

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1KEPT KITCHEN & BAR This hidden, club-like space took over the home of old-school French restaurant Toulouse in 2013. Manned by a trio of chefs with equal authority, the collaborative kitchen strives to keep up with the contemporary culinary game. When they nail it—with the likes of pimento cheese boards, fresh seasonal salads, old-fashioned pecan pies, killer brownies and what is surely the best steak frites in town—you’ll find yourself sated and happy. Start with a classic Sazerac. Then drink in the ambience. Proprietor Thaddeus Keefe attended Buckhead’s Atlanta International School as a lad, and this is his vision of the neighborhood of today: young, prosperous and ready to embrace the good life. Salads, starters and flatbreads: $6-$14 Entrées: $20-$27 1kept.com

BANGKOK STATION Of all the restaurant staffs in Buckhead, these folks may be our favorite. Polite and accommodating to a fault, they make it nearly impossible not to enjoy its exotic comfort food. Whether you eat in the cavernous dining room or out on the sexy, music-infused patio, starters such as peek gai tod, thoong-thong and Crying Tiger will crush any doubt you

may have about whether there’s good Thai food down South. For more substantial but no less authentic fare, dig in to the massaman and panang curries, Drunken Man noodles or our favorite Thai chicken dish, gai yang som tum. Save room for homemade coconut cake; it’s as sweet and genuine as the staff’s warm invitation to return again soon. Starters, soups and salads: $7-$23 Curries, sautés and noodle and rice dishes: $14-$23 Main entrées: $19-$32 Desserts: $5-$9 bangkokstationthaifood.com

BHOJANIC After a couple of meals at this North Indian restaurant, we’ve come to admire the flavorful, long-simmered, aromatic home cooking. The samosa chat was a wonderful smash-up of potato-and-pea samosas topped with tamarind and mint chutneys and cool yogurt. As for the entrées, we loved the intensely flavored goat curry and wanted to sop up every drop of the gravy with rice. This second location of Archna Becker’s beloved Decatur restaurant is an appealing minimalist space, and it’s easy to get in and out and have a solid and affordable meal. Tapas and appetizers: $4-$9 Entrées: $12-$18 bhojanic.com

Buttermilk Kitchen’s fluffy pancakes never, ever go out of style.

BUTTERMILK KITCHEN Chef Suzanne Vizethann offers thoughtfully handcrafted food in a room as pure and simple as its namesake drink. Southern classics are the foundation of this Roswell Road breakfast-and-lunch spot, and you can’t go wrong with the Brunswick stew, chicken salad, pimento cheese or the fried chicken biscuit with pepper jelly and pickles. Vizethann’s love of sweet confections really shines at weekend brunch, when folks line up in front of the inviting brightblue cottage for the likes of toasted blueberry coffee cake and poppyseed pancakes with strawberries and lemon curd. Breakfast dishes: $8-$13 Salads and sandwiches: $8.25-$11.50 buttermilkkitchen.com

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Bhojanic’s thali showcases everything from mandarin orange and mixedbean salad to goat curry in a ginger, garlic and onion-based sauce.

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Like a Parisian patisserie with a bit more legroom, Café Lapin is a lovely place to savor handmade baked goods or spoon to the bottom of a definitive, cheese-encrusted crock of French onion soup. A small business surviving largely on word of mouth, Café Lapin is a casual, moderately priced restaurant where lunch is never an afterthought. You may get a serious cheeseburger and fries or an elegant slice of as-

paragus tart. Quiches are standardsetting—the crust is arguably the best in town—and selections vary daily, from Lorraine to mushroom and onion to ham and asparagus. Café Lapin is such a delightful addition to the city … only problem is, it might be habit-forming. Lunch entrées: $7-$12 Dinner entrées: $10-$22 cafelelapin.com

ECLIPSE DI LUNA At the tail end of Miami Circle is one of the most convivial joints in town. Head over for happy hour Monday through Thursday when most drinks and tapas are half price, and there’s live music. Yummy small plates of habanero-spiced ahi tuna ceviche, smoky sun-dried-tomato mac and cheese (made with three different cheeses) and refreshing Granny Smith apple salad are some of our favorites. Still hungry? It’s hard to pass up the succulent balsamic-y spare ribs and flavorful, crunchy calamari. If you’re with family (or a family of friends), consider the exquisite saffron-infused paella, made with authentic Calasparra rice. Tapas: $2.95-$14.95 (most in the $5$8 range) Large plates (for two or more): $20-$24 eclipsediluna.com


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KATANA TEPPANYAKI & SUSHI Inside the pan-Asian playground that is Katana, you’ll discover a level of service and professionalism that’s rare these days. Located on the busy Lenox Road strip, Katana is a serene haven where you can sip on exquisitely crafted cocktails while nibbling signature sushi rolls with names such as Sex and the City and Chanel Replica, as well as small plates of bang-bang shrimp and JG poke. If dining and theater are your pleasures, head back to the teppanyaki room and watch the chef toss and juggle ingredients, whipping up entrées of mouthwatering lobster tail, sea bass, filet mignon and more. Lunch appetizers: $4-$10 Lunch mains: $10-$18 Dinner appetizers and salads: $4-$35 Signature sushi: $12-$20 Teppanyaki and mains: $18-$42 katanaatl.com

NEWK’S EATERY This Mississippi-based chain has popped up in the Atlanta market, and though it looks like a fast-food joint, it tastes like homemade. Salads—from shrimp remoulade salad to a delicious steak-and-blue-cheese version to old-fashioned chicken salad—are a standout. At this casual, family-friendly, crowd-pleasing spot you can also get sandwiches, pizzas and mac and cheese but, refreshingly, no burgers. We are pretty crazy about the sausageand-pepperoni pie, with its thin crust and warm and gooey toppings. And who can resist a crispy rice treat with chocolate and peanut butter? Not us. Salads, sandwiches and pizzas: $7-$11 newks.com

The shrimp po’boy at Newk’s Eatery is an alternative to the traditional sandwich of fried shrimp.

THE ONE SUSHI + This glam space wedged in the back corner of Brookhaven’s Town Village is a neighborhood hot spot for Japanese small plates. The freshest fish flown in from Japan’s Tsukiji Market will impress the discerning sushi eater, while colorful rolls with clever names please the occasional dabbler. Sharable offerings and inspired snacks of zesty, yellowtail jalapeño shots and crispy fried bangbang rock shrimp are as fun as they are tasty. The drinking experience is

worth celebrating as well, with a large selection of sake, shochu and whisky. We recommend the smoked toro, tender slices of tuna served under a dome of hickory smoke and the bulgogi-like Gangnam-style roll. Dinner: $6-$37 theonesushiplus.com

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN Don’t be put off by the mobs of hipsters waiting for a table or the funky menu items with unfamiliar ingredients such as hemp, flax and chia. Though it could easily be mistaken for an ephemeral, crunchy beardo hangout, True Food Kitchen is here to stay—not just because of its good intentions and exemplary karma, but because of its tasty eats. Favorites include the shiitake lettuce cups, spring asparagus toast and the T.L.T. (tempeh, lettuce and tomato) sandwich. Good for the uninitiated are the margherita pizza, steak tacos and Mediterranean chicken pita. Recommended drinks include the non-alcoholic Cucumber Cooler and Medicine Man tea or the buzz-inducing lemongrass margarita, citrus skinny margarita and Strawberry Smash. Starters and vegetable plates: $7-$13 Salads and bowls: $10-$14 (added protein $3-$9) Pizzas and sandwiches: $12-$16 Entrées: $14-$26 truefoodkitchen.com

THE WHITE HOUSE At this venerated breakfast nook, you’ll find Atlanta movers and shakers in ties and starched shirts huddled over omelets and pancakes. But regardless of a guest’s status, owner Demos Galaktiadis, who came to America from Greece in 1966, treats everyone the same. He has run this Peachtree Road institution for 45 of its 68 years, and over time, the food has evolved into a unique combination of home-style Southern and Greek standards. At lunch, you might have moussaka and collards or fried grouper and a Greek salad, finished off with a dish of banana pudding. But breakfast is king here. We recommend the Olympic omelet, stuffed with spinach, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and peppers and served with a side of tzatziki, or a breakfast sandwich laden with sausage, cheese and egg. Breakfast: $6.40-$15.30 Lunch: $6-$16.70 404.237.7601

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he annual fundraising gala for the Center for Puppetry Arts, this year’s String Fling invites Atlantans to enjoy a “Puppets Masquerade” as they participate in live and silent auctions, a cocktail hour and a black-tie seated dinner at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead. The Sept. 22 event raises nearly $250,000 each year to provide creative experiences through varied programming at the center. “This year’s String Fling is going to be an especially big celebration as it marks the Center for Puppetry Arts’ 40th anniversary,” says Vanessa Blake, gala co-chair. “We’re proud to be honoring Dean DuBose Smith and Bronson Smith, who have been instrumental in shaping the city’s arts

and culture landscape for decades,” adds cochair Jeffrey Blake. “String Fling will provide a fun-filled evening of puppet-themed entertainment, a delicious dinner and one of the best silent and live auctions in Atlanta.” The goal is to help the center continue offering entertaining and educational programming for all ages, such as performances of Peter Pan, showing Sept. 25 through Oct. 28; a screening of This Frog: A Kermit Kompilation from Sam and Friends to Stardom on SPRING FLING 2018 Sept. 29; and, of course, the Sept. 22; 6 p.m. exhibits at the Individual tickets $300 museum itself, Grand Hyatt Buckhead which show3300 Peachtree Road N.E. Atlanta 30305 case puppet 404.873.3391 collections puppet.org/contribute/ from around string-fling-gala the globe.

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BUZZ BOGEY & THE VICEROY Sept. 9 heritagesandysprings.org Close out the 2018 season of the Concerts by the Springs series with the sounds of funky soul by Bogey & The Viceroy. This free outdoor concert takes place at Heritage Green on the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn.

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Hitting the Runway KIDS STRUT THEIR STUFF ON THE CATWALK FOR A GOOD CAUSE A Bert’s Big Adventure fundraiser, the Noon to Night: Fall Fashion Benefit takes to the runway at Avalon in Alpharetta on Sept. 13. Donning fashions from the shopping complex’s clothing retailers, children involved with Bert’s Big Adventure will share the runway with celebrity models. “I love the Noon to Night fashion show because

it makes our Bert’s Big Adventure kids rock stars for a night,” says Bert Weiss, the founder of the charity and the host of Q100’s The Bert Show. “In a lot of cases, our kids with special needs feel like they are on the outside looking in. Nights like this allow them to be the focus of everybody’s attention and make them feel as special as they deserve.”

NOON TO NIGHT: FALL FASHION BENEFIT Sept. 13, 6-10 p.m. General admission $50, VIP tickets $150 Avalon 400 Avalon Boulevard Alpharetta 30009 experienceavalon.com/events/ eventitems/noon-to-night-at-avalon

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Buckhead Fine Arts Festival attendees will find plenty to add to their collections.

You Gotta Have Art FINE ARTISANS DESCEND ON BUCKHEAD On Sept. 22 and 23, approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and other artisans will display their wares at the Buckhead Fine Arts Festival at Buckhead Village. Festivalgoers can observe artist demonstrations, shop for new pieces for their collections, enjoy live acoustic music and sample eats from gourmet food trucks. “Buckhead is a neighborhood rich in history and culture, which

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makes it a logical location for our festival,” says Randall Fox, founder of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the event’s presenter. “We look forward to bringing in an array of artists of all mediums. The Buckhead Fine Arts Festival will appeal to a diverse mix of people looking to enjoy music, great food and the arts, all framed within this beautiful community.” The free festival is held rain or shine, and pets are invited.

Sept. 22-23 heritagesandysprings.org/ 3485-2/community-events/ sandy-springs-festival Take part in this fun-filled weekend of live music, a pet parade, 10K and 5K races, a Chalk Walk art competition, children’s activities, rides, festival food and more. The annual free event draws more than 20,000 attendees each year.

DISCOVER ADAC Sept. 25-27 adacatlanta.com/discover-adac Get the best interior design tips and advice during this series of free talks by some of the best experts in the industry. Other activities taking place during the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center’s yearly three-day extravaganza include pop-up shops, book signings and product launches.

HOGTOBERFEST Oct. 5 atlantahistorycenter.com/ programs/hogtoberfest Barbecue masters from Atlanta and Savannah will compete at the Atlanta History Center to see who makes the best “whole hog” dinner, as eventgoers enjoy their tasty efforts along with craft beers from area breweries.

BUCKHEAD FINE ARTS FESTIVAL Sept. 22, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sept. 23, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free Buckhead Village Between Peachtree Road and Grandview Avenue N.E. Atlanta 30305 buckheadartsfestival.com


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ou may remember Christian Siriano as the winner of season four of the hit reality show Project Runway. The New York-based designer, who’s dressed everyone from Michelle Obama to Jennifer Lopez, was in Atlanta recently for a special event at Buckhead Art & Company in which attendees could peruse an exclusive selection of his ready-to-wear items, dresses, handbags, fragrances and other accessories that were flown in from the Big Apple. Amid platters of hors d’oeuvres provided by Gypsy Kitchen and The Southern Gentleman, and wines donated by Imagery Winery, Siriano mingled with shoppers and helped them select pieces for their wardrobes. He also inscribed copies of his coffee table books to each person who bought one. The party was one of three events leading up to the Wine Women & Shoes fundraiser being held September 30 and proceeds from the event go toward the Northside Hospital Foundation’s fight against leukemia and women’s cancers.

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