Atlanta people and places

The one item you won’t find in Reese Witherspoon’s closet

8:13 am Dec. 8, 2017

Reese Witherspoon was in Atlanta the other day for a special visit to SCAD and the launch of the Buckhead location of her Draper James boutique.

Her stores (other locations are in Nashville, Dallas and Lexington, Ky.) and site sell adorable must-haves like a “Happy Y’allidays” sweatshirt, T-shirts with sayings like “Sweet as a Peach” or “Southern Fried” and lots of pretty party dresses. 

There’s one item you probably won’t find

Wesley Woods foundation gala honors local leaders

6:33 pm Apr. 10, 2017

When Christians recite the Lord’s Prayer, we ask for help, guidance and protection. “Give us this day our daily bread; lead us not into temptation; deliver us from evil,” and we start with a covenant: “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Those words become newly meaningful when you see them lived, not just spoken.

Each year the Foundation of Wesley Woods honors those who make earth

Ian Somerhalder was super excited to sit with Ted Turner at the Captain Planet gala

5:57 pm Dec. 11, 2016

Ian Somerhalder and wife Nikki Reed, both of “The Vampire Diaries” fame, were among the stars on the “green carpet” Friday night, at the annual Captain Planet Foundation gala. The enviro-friendly gala held at the InterContinental Buckhead celebrated the foundation’s 25th anniversary, and raised money for environmental and educational projects.

Among the evening’s highlights: this happy moment when Somerhalder, who received the Superhero for Earth award, learned he’d be setting next to media mogul and

NBD, just Oprah Winfrey shopping at the Buckhead Whole Foods

6:43 pm Aug. 20, 2016

Oprah Winfrey is back in Atlanta for the HBO film adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s riveting and phenomenally popular nonfiction work “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Oprah will portray Henrietta’s daughter Deborah Lacks.

A source spotted Winfrey