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Author Betsy Riley

  • Betsy Riley

    Executive Editor

    The editor of Atlanta’s former shelter magazine, Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, she specializes in lifestyle topics such as home and garden, education, healthcare, real estate, travel, and shopping. She also writes occasional narrative features. On the broadcast front, she is a regular contributor to local NPR affiliate WABE’s “Weekend Preview” segments. Before joining the editorial staff ten years ago, Riley was a freelance editor for the magazine for another ten years. During that time, she wrote many features and edited the magazine’s monthly “Atlanta Life” section. She has also written for other regional and national magazines, including O (Oprah’s magazine), Ladies Home Journal, Town & Country, Parenting, and Southern Living. With former Atlanta magazine art director Elaine Hightower, Riley is the author of the award-winning Our Family Meeting Book. She began her career as a medical journalist, eventually becoming publisher of national award-winning newsletters produced by a division of Medical Economics. A graduate of Wake Forest University, she and her husband Mark have lived in Atlanta since 1980. They have two college-age sons.

 

Robert Brown opens his first retail shop, Townhouse

The award-winnning designer discusses his style, inspirations, and plans for the store

This month, award-winning interior designer Robert Brown is opening Townhouse, his first retail shop, in the Galleries of Peachtree Hills. Now any shopper can tap into his expert eye for art, accessories, and furniture gathered from around the world. Read More

Merchant at Howell Mill shows off "passion for paper"

Dan Collier's small stationary and gift shop has a big personality

The new Merchant at Howell Mill, a gift and stationery store tucked just down from Bocado and Redefined Home Boutique, may be in a tiny space, but it’s got a big attitude. Read More

Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams celebrate their 25th anniversary at Buckhead location

How has the North Carolina-based furniture line outlasted the competition? Comfort is key.

Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, founders of the North Carolina–based furniture line, were in town Thursday to celebrate their business’s twenty-fifth anniversary. We spoke with the duo just before a big party at their Atlanta store, as Legendary Event staff in black T-shirts hustled about setting up bars and appetizer spreads. You might remember the store’s early bashes, when RuPaul’s pal Lady Bunny spun tunes in the full-length glass windows fronting Peachtree Road. Read More

Football between the hedges in Athens

When prospective students tour UGA’s campus, they are paraded past Sanford Stadium and told, “This is the largest classroom on campus; other schools come here and we teach them how to play football.” Read More

Kentucky Derby in Lousiville

Billing itself as the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Run for the Roses is a one-and-a-quarter-mile race held at Churchill Downs. Read More