Dr. Brian E. Hill is impressive. He is a warm, gifted and articulate physician with an extraordinary degree of common sense. As a successful Atlanta-based urologist and self-described evangelist of healthcare, he has been on a mission to fix our broken healthcare system. As the co-founder of HIPnation, he has succeeded. This is his story.
In a time of crisis, it is reassuring to know that there is another family that’s been in your shoes. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1973, Alana and Harold Shepherd’s son James Shepherd set out on a backpacking trip around the world. While bodysurfing off a beach in Rio de Janeiro, he was slammed to the ocean floor by a wave. James, who was 22 at the time, sustained a serious spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down.
With remarkable dual careers and citizenship, Ferdinand Seefried lives the best of both worlds as Austria’s Honorary Consul General for Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. America is not only a country of immigrants but we are enormous consumers of products from the world over. It is a fascinating subject presented by Austria’s Honorary Consul General (for Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee), Ferdinand Seefried, as the impressive list of products was revealed that all come from this tiny, historic and very elite European country.
Pet lovers enjoy British-themed garden party to raise funds for AHS and honor Jenny Pruitt. Nearly 500 pet lovers attended this spring’s Bow Wow Brunch at Flourish in Buckhead, raising $600,000 for the Atlanta Humane Society. Lisa and Paul Brown and Cindy and Bill Voyles co-chaired the event.
Guests will be dressed to impress for the Fine Art + Fashion gala March 15 at Neiman Marcus in Atlanta. This year’s 12th annual benefit for the National Black Arts Festival promises a spectacular evening of entertainment, with the theme “The Art of Fashion.” Ken Downing, Neiman’s iconic fashion director, will fly in from the Paris shows to curate the best runway show in town.
One of Atlanta’s favorite faces will be putting her best foot forward in the fight against Alzheimer’s. After weeks of rehearsal, retired TV news anchor Brenda Wood will show off her smooth moves April 21 at Cobb Galleria Centre at the 9th annual Dancing Stars of Atlanta to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
After viewing the documentary Aging Out, about the plight of youth exiting the foster care system, Darrell Mays was compelled to act. He founded The nsoro Educational Foundation with a mission to provide access to postsecondary education for youth in foster care, wards of the state and youth who have aged out of the foster care system. The Starfish Ball was created to introduce a cause at the edge of awareness and raise the funding necessary to educate this vulnerable population.
What are the best, most amazing, always well-received holiday gifts? We asked a number of folks and came up with a short list, and then a longer list! Of course, depending on the ages and interests of your loved ones (and budget considerations), the perfect gift is sometimes challenging. Try to avoid getting too taste specific, like bold patterns in bright colors. Consider what the recipient wears, collects and has an interest in. But if these things are still not helpful, then go for one of the classics.
Iconic beauty Bo Derek is living a wonderful life on her 110-acre horse ranch on the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., which she shares with her partner of 15 years, actor John Corbett, and her beloved pets – including four magnificent Andalusian horses, a donkey, two German Shepherds and an Irish wolfhound named Scarlett O’Hara. A self-professed romantic, Bo remains a breathtaking beauty at 60, testament to the healthy lifestyle that she has always maintained.
It took a leap of faith for John Welker to leave the Atlanta Ballet, where he was a principal male dancer for 21 seasons before retiring in 2016, absent any game plan. But when he sketches the timeline of what unfolded within days of founding the Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, the wisdom of 19th century clergyman-turned-novelist Basil King comes to mind. Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Legends of the Silver Screen have entranced millions around the world, and this year’s Legendary Party for Shepherd Center will captivate guests on Saturday, November 4, at Flourish with this glamorous theme. Chairing the benefit, Jenny Pruitt, herself a star of Shepherd and Atlanta’s community philanthropy, has orchestrated a glittering evening, opening with Champagne and cocktails and an elaborate dinner created by Tony Conway and Legendary Events.
The world of cosmetic dermatologic procedures is continually evolving, introducing new, safe, FDA-approved and highly effective NON-SURGICAL treatments to enhance, improve and correct our appearance – the timeless pursuit of a beautiful face and svelte torso! With over seven million “cosmetic” treatments performed by dermatologists in this country in 2016, more and more women (and men) are opting for non-invasive alternatives to plastic surgery.
The Atlanta Humane Society chose Cindy Voyles as this year’s recipient of the Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine award. The award, first given by AHS to Anne Cox Chambers in 2015, honors women in Atlanta who continue to step up when animals are in need here at home in Atlanta and across the Southeast.
A premiere destination for wildlife in the Southeast and the oldest cultural destination in Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta experienced record attendance in 2016, with nearly a million visitors. That achievement has been surpassed on only one other occasion in the zoo’s 127-year history, in 2000, when giant pandas Lun Lun and Yang Yang made their debut.
Heralded as the hottest holiday ticket in town, Tower of Talent will showcase the most outstanding child performers in Atlanta in a world-class concert extravaganza on Dec. 4 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. From Beethoven to Broadway and beyond, there will be something for everyone at this 3rd annual benefit for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hosted by Brenda Wood and Tom Sullivan.
Despite battling a personal illness, Lovette Russell continues her crusade to help others. That includes spearheading the campaign to raise millions of dollars for the ER expansion at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, recently named the Lovette Twyman Russell Emergency Center in her honor.
International opera singer Jessye Norman will headline the Atlanta Music Festival with a concert Nov. 18 at Glenn Memorial Auditorium at Emory. The week-long event seeks to unite the community through the power of the arts.