Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

Eco Chic

Spring has finally sprung! As the last dredges of winter make their way out, and we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet.

Onward: 2018 Midtown Alliance Annual Meeting

The Midtown Alliance held its annual meeting at the Fox Theatre, gathering more than 1,000 business leaders, policymakers and residents to celebrate 40 years of transformation. Speakers included Midtown Alliance Board Chair Mark Toro, President and CEO Kevin Green, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and NCR Chief Human Resources Officer Andrea Ledford. The keynote speaker was Janette Sadik-Khan.

Winter Beer Festival

A lively crowd turned out for the Winter Beer Festival held at Atlantic Station. A sampling of more than 150 beers, 25 wines, a DJ and live music all made for a fantastic day!

April 2018 Around Town

Since its opening last September, diners have made Bulla Gastrobar Atlanta’s hottest new spot for dinner, drinks and weekend brunch. Guests can now enjoy the shareable Spanish cuisine and communal atmosphere for weekday lunch as well. On Thursday, February 1, Bulla launched its new lunch menu, featuring the same inspired takes on contemporary tapas that have made it a star of Midtown’s competitive…

Eco-Entrepreneur Nuri Icgoren

Just a few miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, eco-entrepreneur 
Nuri Icgoren can be spotted tending to hoop houses, fresh herb and flower beds. It may surprise Atlantans to hear of a farm overlooking Interstate 75/85 in south Atlanta, but Nuri is dedicated to growing an urban agricultural hub that produces good food.

Tomato Basil Zucchini Salad

+ 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
+ 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
+ 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
+ 1 clove garlic, finely minced       
+ 1 tablespoon minced shallot
+ 2 large fresh basil leaves, sliced thin

1. In a small jar, combine the white wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, shallot and basil. Screw the lid to…

Clean House with Keep Atlanta Beautiful

For more than 12 years, nonprofit Keep Atlanta Beautiful has eradicated illegal signage, reduced litter, upheld code enforcement and established recycle spots throughout the city. Its impact eliminating eyesores in Atlanta is clear, but many may not know how Keep Atlanta Beautiful has colored our city.

Got Nut Milk?

Former start-up advocate and campaign crusader Bess Weyandt now spends her days at a small commercial kitchen making nut milks. Midtown Lifestyle caught up with her recently to learn the ins and outs of running her nutty business, Treehouse Milk.