Meet Holistic Healer Dr. Taz

Healer        Author         Mother By Alex McCray Dr. Tasneem Bhatia is on a mission to spread a message of holistic health. The board-certified physician specializes in integrative and emergency medicine, pediatrics and prevention. Her Buckhead practice has been around since 2009, and her newest location, CentreSpringMD+Peds, in Alpharetta/Johns Creek […]

Meet Green Queen Jennifer Hankey

Jennifer Hankey

 Entrepreneur Mom Educator By Alex McCray Six years ago, after a harrowing journey to find a natural way to treat her daughter, Hayden’s, life-threatening eczema, longtime Alpharetta resident Jennifer Hankey discovered her life’s purpose. Today, she is dubbed “The Green Queen” and spreads the word about the health effects of toxic chemicals. Through her business, […]

Meet Innovative Mom Elena Taylor

Elena Taylor

MOMMY BLOGGER •MOTIVATOR• ENTREPRENEUR By India Powell As a single mom of five children who has been through homelessness, divorce, and a stroke,48-year-old Alpharetta resident Elena Taylor knows that being a mother under any circumstances takes ingenuity, resourcefulness, and a whole lot of support. It was that understanding and her passion for motherhood that spurred […]

Master Gardener and Cancer Survivor, Meet Rosie Davidson

By Stacy Moser Almost two million people a year visit Chastain Park, Atlanta’s largest park, for a round of golf, a walk around its perimeter, a game of tennis or just to enjoy the view from one of its many benches. But if you look closely as you walk along the west side of the park, you’ll see […]

Jan Collins’ Love of the Arts

Dancing and music have been a passion for Jan Collins since the time she discovered she could stand up and tap to a tune. This high-energy dynamo explains how her mother instilled in her a love for performing. “I grew up surrounded by all the arts. My mother was the head of the English Department at Roosevelt High School […]

Smiling Bright

Growing up in Iran, Bahar Nia took a keen interest in her father’s dental practice, hovering around him, watching his skilled approach and hoping to follow in his footsteps. Once she turned 18, she and her family decided that she should continue her education in America. “For the schools here, and the opportunity,” Bahar explained, “it was best.” She had some relatives already […]

Five Buckhead Women to Celebrate

5 Buckhead Women

As we celebrate International Women’s day we want to shine a light on a few of the wonderful women that make up Alpharetta. Read on for their stories of ingenuity, strength, and compassion that continue to inspire us today. Umama Kibria Struggling with depression after college, Umama turned to fitness to find herself and learn […]

Cynthia Good, Founder of Little Pink Book

Imagine looking up from your laptop and seeing the bluest beaches Cabo San Lucas has to offer right outside your window. That’s the view Cynthia Good, founder and CEO of, has each day when she splits her time between Buckhead and her house in the ultraluxe area of Pedregal. “I go down there every couple of months and […]

Michelle Hodgson is Spreading BIG Love

A mother of five and former school teacher, Buckhead’s Michelle Hodgson has full hands and an even more full heart. In 2008, Michelle founded Children Helping Children (CHC), a nonprofit developed in honor of her infant son, Cole, who passed away the prior year. The mission of CHC is to encourage children to identify their unique, personal gifts and […]

Live! At the Battery, It’s St. Patty’s Day

Celebrate the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day with Live! At the Battery Atlanta. They’ll have a host of Irish-themed entertainment, drink specials like green beer, and even a scavenger hunt. Get your tickets now and don’t forget to wear green! Details: 825 Battery Ave. SE., Ste. 600.