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A second-generation jeweler and graduate gemologist from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America, Ken Black launched the Philadelphia Diamond Company in 2002 after more than 12 years as a well-regarded and innovative jeweler with national retailers. Together with his wife, Nicole Black, MBA, they have created a unique, customized jewelry experience tailored to a client’s…

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Luxury jewelry company Melànie D introduced their new diamond collection to an invitation-only crowd on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta. Guests were in awe of the 60-plus collection of one-of-a-kind, wearable works of art made with precious stones such as pink and orange sapphires, rubellite tourmaline and morganite. Favorites…

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Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, actress and Atlanta native Chloe Grace Moretz returned to her hometown as host of a special screening of her new film from Sony Pictures, The Equalizer. The VIP advance screening took place at AMC Phipps Plaza in Buckhead and brought out celebrities like Ludacris, “RHOA’s” Claudia Jordan, and “The Bachelorette’s” Andi…

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  Frank Ski Restaurant and Lounge owned by former WVEE radio personality Frank Ski is being sued in Fulton State Court by a  metro Atlanta family claiming a relative fell at the restaurant and later died from her injuries. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed this week by Gaye Elizabeth Wilson, administrator of the estate…

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Seven Days of Tastings, Tap Takeovers, Pub Crawls and Brewer Meet n’ Greets The third annual Atlanta Beer Week kicks off Saturday, Oct. 20 and features citywide beer events through Saturday, Oct. 27.  Just a small sampling of Atlanta Beer Week sanctioned events include: The Great Decatur Beer Festival, Best of Brews Octoberfest, Meet & Greet…

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There was a Private VIP Grand Opening on September 15th in Buckhead for Radio Personality Frank Ski. Ski ventured  into a new business – owning a restaurant & lounge. Best known for his winning personality on the air waves hosting the very popular Frank & Wanda Morning Show on V103, he can now add “restaurateur”…

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Hill Harper is an actor, New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and political activist. He is also a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with thyroid cancer last summer. His most recent endeavor is his latest book, called The Wealth Cure and he is touring the country to discuss his prognosis, wealth, success and living…

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Lolita Browning Jackson was installed as the first African American leader of the Buckhead Business Association. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Jackson earned her MBA at Clark Atlanta University. A former journalist, she has won the first-place award for investigative reporting from The Institute of Southern Studies and a Silver Gavel Award from…

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Over the weekend I was invited out to a champagne shopping event held at Jeffrey clothing store at Phipps Plaza in the tony Buckhead section of Atlanta. Actress LisaRaye McCoy  hosted the event and she looked stunning in her designer all-white Dolce & Gabbana dress. LisaRaye is promoting her new scripted television series, “Single Ladies,”…

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On Friday, April 1, scores of  industry people gathered at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Buckhead for an afternoon lunch to hear the sweet sounds of Musiq Soulchild’s upcoming album, MusiqintheMagiq, which hits stores May 3, 2011. We had a three-course lunch that included salad, stuffed mushrooms, Mom’s meat lasagna with meat sauce, chicken and spinach manicotti…

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