Style - Atlanta Magazine

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.



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Dramatic Developments

We took to Ponce City Market to showcase this season's hottest looks

From emerald green to neon yellow, from mod prints to graphic black-and-white checks, this season it’s go big or go home. So it’s fitting to showcase these styles at Atlanta’s latest bold endeavor, the $200 million renovation of Ponce City Market. Read more...

C. Wonder

Tory Burch's ex turns colorful competitor

If the gold crests, cheery colors, and citrus-lacquered doors of Lenox Square’s new C. Wonder seem familiar, it’s no coincidence. Read more...

A Gilded Age

This fall's ornate, vintage style graces the ruins of the antebellum mansion that Godfrey Barnsley designed for his beloved bride Julia

The storybook ruins of Barnsley Gardens’ Italianate mansion in Adairsville are a fitting setting for this fall’s romantic fashions. The season’s runways saw ladylike looks in reimagined shapes, with elegant embellishments and lavish flourishes to give the vintage-inspired silhouettes a contemporary bent. Read more...

Color Me Cute

Bold hues and retro shapes are a driving force for fall

Enough with austerity. This fall, bright blocks of color cheer up any wardrobe. We take inspiration from European automakers who, after World War II, coped with material shortages by producing tiny cars that were very big on style. Read more...