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  • 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

Neighborhood: Cascade

Want to rub elbows with the likes of Atlanta mayors, civil rights hero C.T. Vivian, singer Janelle Monáe, and top execs such as Coca-Cola’s Carl Ware? Then head to southwest Fulton County and the tony neighborhoods of the Cascade Road corridor. Read More

Chip Wade Is a Rising Star at HGTV

The host chats with us about his hit renovation show

The tables were turned on Chip Wade, host of HGTV’s Elbow Room. The final episode of season two—a major renovation of The Bert Show host Kristin Klingshirn’s Buckhead cottage—had debuted the night before. Read More

Janus et Cie

Outdoor furniture inspired by the gods

The Roman God Janus has two faces, one looking back toward the past, the other facing forward to the future. He is an appropriate namesake for the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center’s newest showroom, outdoor furniture maker Janus et Cie (et cie means “and company” in both Latin and French). Read More