December 2011: Best of Atlanta


All of our Best of Atlanta winners · The Loecken family’s mission · Direct flights to Havana · Emory’s online religion magazine · Atlantic Station’s renaissance · Champagne’s for New Year’s · Holiday gifts for him and her from local boutiques · A hot real estate website comes to town · A Smyrna artist’s picturesque studio

Solid Ground

Crushed under a house and left for dead after the Haiti earthquake, Roovens Monchil survived with help from strangers. Months later, they found each other again in Atlanta.

By Charles Bethea

Style Buckhead’s Morgan Kylee wants to spice up the scene
Abode Swanky digs at the St. Regis
> GALLERY: Rooms by Patricia McLean and Suzanne Kasler
Home Phipps’s new home boutique, Arhaus
Real Estate
Villa del Sol is for sale
GALLERY: Shots from the $1,799,000 estate
Travel The Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation
Culture The ex-Georgia warden who tried to stop the execution of Troy Davis speaks out
History GSU’s Great Speckled Bird flies again
> GALLERY: Covers from throughout the paper’s history

Music Rapping with eight-year-old MattyB
The best Georgia books of 2011