Global LivingGlobal Living, a new home furnishings store located in Buckhead’s West Village at 3106 Early St., is now open. Designed as a fusion of cultures, the store includes one-of-a kind pieces and antiques mixed with new and modern furniture creating an urban old-world combination.“India is our first stop on our global journey with our customer,” stated owner Rupal Mamtani.  “India’s riches are found in many forms and Global Living is proud to bring unique finds from this wealthy country.  Each piece tells a story and is hand selected and hand crafted by regional artisans using skills that have been passed down from generation to generation.” Mamtani began her career in home furnishings 10 years ago importing one-of-kind antiques and developed a business selling them to the retail and design communities.  Now, she offers these treasures to her customers and creates a new global experience in her retail store. (404) 841-9800.

Intaglia Home Collection is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Intaglia opened in Amsterdam Walk in the fall of 1999 to overwhelming success, receiving numerous “Best of …” awards from local media. Last year, Intaglia moved to a larger space at Ansley Mall, offering customers an even larger array of fabrics for custom upholstery choices on sofas, loveseats, chairs and ottomans.  A variety of classic contemporary dining room sets and bedroom furniture fill the two floors of showroom space.  Decorative accents are constantly updated to provide unique options in lighting, pillows, and home accessories. (404) 607-9750 or

Inc. Magazine has ranked Atlanta-based Ticket Alternative at number 2,815 on its third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  Ticket Alternative provides a wide range of ticketing and box office solutions for hundred of venues nationwide.

Allstate Insurance Company has opened a new agency in Atlanta, owned and operated by Parminder Singh Saini, offering auto, property, commercial and life insurance. The Saini Allstate agency is located at 2342 Perimeter Park Dr. (770) 455-1205 or

Chuck Perry, a well-known landscape architect with a decade of experience in Greater Atlanta, has opened his own firm, C Landscapes, Ltd. Perry most recently worked for Land Plus Associates in Atlanta as a landscape designer and project manager. He has extensive landscape experience in notable Atlanta single- and multiple-dwelling residential projects including Inman Park Lofts, The Luxe condominiums, Park at East Paces, Embassy Suites Hotel of Buckhead as well as at the Blue Valley Development in Cherokee County.

Career Fashion Consignment is now open on Bennet Street in Buckhead. The shop, owned by Judi Gerhardt, focuses on business attire.

firstPRO Staffing and Executive Search announced today that its CEO April Nagel has been named 2009 Woman of the Year by Choices Atlanta: Women Balancing Life. Nagel will be honored at the 2009 Woman of the Year Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Marriott Alpharetta. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit

The First Tee of Atlanta has announced the addition of Tom Hughes to its board of directors. Hughes is the senior vice president of Hope-Beckham Inc., an Atlanta-based public relations and events marketing firm. Hughes came to Hope-Beckham in October 2007 from Atlanta Spirit LLC, parent company of the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Philips Arena, where he was senior vice president of communications. The First Tee of Atlanta’s mission is to positively impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

The Atlanta-based Bahamas Consulate General Office, 2970 Clairmont Road NE, Suite 690, officially opened for business last month with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by dignitaries and diplomats, including the Prime Minister of Bahamas, Hubert Alexander Ingraham. Later that evening the Bahamas Government hosted a private reception at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s JB Fuqua Rooftop Pavilion that was co-sponsored by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Vulcan Materials Company and Delta Air Lines. A performance in Centennial Olympic Park by the world-famous Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band and Grand Bahama Youth Choir highlighted the festivities. Atlanta was selected for a Consulate office in response to the growing demand for services by Bahamian residents in the area and by businesses in the southeastern United States with interests in expanding trade and investment in the Bahamas. Ten southern states will come within the jurisdiction of the Atlanta office including Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee. (404) 214-0492.

Edgewood Avenue Storage & Wine Cellar will soon begin development at 653 Edgewoood Avenue. The state-of-the-art, climate controlled storage facility will be a six-story, 133,000 square-foot mixed use building will include storage, a wine cellar and retail shops along Edgewood. “We’re very excited about the project, which was spurred by the continuing re-birth of The Old Fourth Ward,” said one of the developers, John McElderry of Nickles Enterprises. The site was formerly the home of Atlanta Metal Inc., a scrap metal recycling facility. Construction is slated to begin before the end of the year.

Emilie Sennebogen, owner of Mama Bath + Body, will host a grand opening event on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the shop at 743D East College Ave. in Decatur. In addition to her own line of all-natural soy candles, body lotions, sugar scrubs and artisan soaps, she will feature complimentary mar-tea-nis by local tea maker Just Add Honey and sweets from the neighboring Cookie Studio. The first 25 customers will get swag bags loaded with Mama samples and goodies, or you can stop by and watch product-making demos throughout the day in the wide open workshop.

Coronet Way Park in northwest Atlanta has been renamed the Sara J. González Memorial Park, the first-ever Hispanic memorial in the State of Georgia. González, was an entrepreneur, advocate and leader for Hispanic and immigrant- and minority-based economic growth and rights. Working on the grassroots level and with corporate America, including some of the country’s largest blue chip companies, González, pictured, established pioneering services and programs to aid the newly arrived as well as those seeking betterment through entrepreneurship. Before her death in 2008, González was the president and CEO of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Bryan Kirkland, of Bryan Alan Kirkland Designs, is the designer and owner of Maison Atlanta, located in the Westside Provision District, 170 Howell Mill Rd. in Suite 1100. Kirkland’s style is European traditional with an edge. Expect to find colorful fabrics, eclectic accessories, lighting, fine art, rugs, custom upholstered furniture, bedding and draperies and much more. or visit their Facebook page.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.