LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Eileen Gordon
Publisher & Editor

Our fall 2016 issue focuses on three inspiring women living remarkable lives: philanthropist Lovette Russell, Atlanta dentist Nadia Esfandiarinia and international opera singer Jessye Norman.

Lovette Russell is one of the most talented and popular fundraisers and volunteers in the Southern philanthropic scene. This style icon, who is completely gorgeous inside and out, possesses a stunning and captivating presence. When diagnosed with the rare disease scleroderma, Lovette’s remarkable spirit and pragmatic nature took over. She will take your breath away as she walks us through her struggles and triumphs with her

In the midst of treatment, Lovette spearheaded an outstanding effort to raise millions of dollars for the expansion of the emergency center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding. She was overwhelmed when the Lovette Twyman Russell Emergency Center was named in her honor this summer.

Leading our featured weddings is one of the most breathtaking international celebrations I have ever seen as Dr. Nadia Esfandiarinia Abbassi was married in a traditional Persian ceremony on the pristine sands of the Dominican Republic. Nadia is the youngest member of the renowned dental practice of Goldstein Garber & Salama here in Atlanta.

Among the headlining events of the season is the week-long Atlanta Music Festival, which will culminate with a Gala Concert starring Jessye Norman on Nov. 18 at Glenn Memorial Auditorium at Emory. Event chairs Jack Sawyer, Dr. Bill Torres and Lovette and Michael Russell were blown away when the opera legend agreed to be their star attraction.

Our Home & Design section features a magnificent English Regency estate in Buckhead being offered for sale by Realtor Travis Reed. This stunning home was designed by William H. Harrison of Harrison Design and exemplifies why centuries-old classic architecture remains so coveted in the present day. Also in this issue, we are delighted to introduce François & Co., purveyors of spectacular earthly architectural elements for the home.

Our fall fashion preview is glorious and the oh-so-clever fashion icon Gail O’Neill had fun relating our Style feature to global politics in a tongue-in-cheek presentation of gorgeous frocks and accessories which may inspire you to hit the stores early this season!

Psychologist Dr. Karin Luise is all about positivity as she shares the secrets of achieving inner peace in a delightful take on the power of self healing through meditation. This is a must-read! Our dining, travel and overview of the fall social season round out the field in this stunning issue.
 
Wishing you all a fabulous fall season!