Jennifer Brett

Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is a North Carolina native and graduate of the University of North Carolina. She and her husband live in Cobb County.

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World traveler collects life lessons on the way home
 Forget what those beer commercials say. 
               Robert Gentzke might be the most interesting man in the world.
            
            He’s president and CEO of a specialty shipping firm called Final Mile Logistics, which contracts with U.S. military government
               agencies that need to move equipment into regions...

Posted: 3 hours ago

Forget what those beer commercials say. Robert Gentzke might be the most interesting man in the world. He’s president and CEO of a specialty shipping firm called Final Mile Logistics, which contracts with U.S. military government agencies that need to move equipment into regions...
FROM THE AJC ARCHIVES: The Ritz-Carlton’s silver belle
 Originally published Dec. 14, 2008 Barbara Jackson has spent every night for the past 18 years at the Buckhead Ritz-Carlton. Her head has never hit the pillow. She arrives by MARTA after dark, about the time the bar crowd settles into the cozy lobby lounge for cocktails. Before most
            of the overnight guests awake and slide their...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Originally published Dec. 14, 2008 Barbara Jackson has spent every night for the past 18 years at the Buckhead Ritz-Carlton. Her head has never hit the pillow. She arrives by MARTA after dark, about the time the bar crowd settles into the cozy lobby lounge for cocktails. Before most of the overnight guests awake and slide their...
FROM THE AJC ARCHIVES: The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead welcomes new chef
 Originally published June 1, 2012 The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead introduced its new executive chef to local patrons likely to be supping frequently on his creations
               at a pair of private dinner parties this week. General Manager 
               Erwin Schinnerl announced the appointment of 
               Franck Steigerwald as executive...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Originally published June 1, 2012 The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead introduced its new executive chef to local patrons likely to be supping frequently on his creations at a pair of private dinner parties this week. General Manager Erwin Schinnerl announced the appointment of Franck Steigerwald as executive...
Kevin Hart announces the birth of his son Kenzo
 Kevin Hart is a dad again. He and his wife,
             Eniko, welcomed baby 
            Kenzo this morning. The couple married last year after getting engaged in Atlanta. Hart popped the question at a Phipps Plaza restaurant while
            filming “Ride Along 2.” More recently he and frequent collaborator Will Packer filmed...

Posted: 9 hours ago

Kevin Hart is a dad again. He and his wife, Eniko, welcomed baby Kenzo this morning. The couple married last year after getting engaged in Atlanta. Hart popped the question at a Phipps Plaza restaurant while filming “Ride Along 2.” More recently he and frequent collaborator Will Packer filmed...
Cheers, maybe some tears as Buckhead Ritz-Carlton becomes The Whitley
 Depending on who you talk to, what’s happening at the the southwest corner of Lenox and Peachtree roads is cause for celebration
            or mourning. After more than three decades as the both literal and figurative nexus of Buckhead’s society set and the scene of numerous
            celebrity encounters, the hotel occupying...

Posted: a day ago

Depending on who you talk to, what’s happening at the the southwest corner of Lenox and Peachtree roads is cause for celebration or mourning. After more than three decades as the both literal and figurative nexus of Buckhead’s society set and the scene of numerous celebrity encounters, the hotel occupying...
Barack Obama posted a Joe Biden meme and Twitter can’t handle it
 So ardent was the bromance between former
             President Barack Obama and 
            Vice President Joe Biden that the “barackandjoe” Twitter account is a thing. If you have time to kill and need a chuckle by way of photos of Biden pointing at stuff or smiling cheekily complete with
            clever captions, check...

Posted: a day ago

So ardent was the bromance between former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden that the “barackandjoe” Twitter account is a thing. If you have time to kill and need a chuckle by way of photos of Biden pointing at stuff or smiling cheekily complete with clever captions, check...
FROM THE AJC ARCHIVES: The Ritz-Carlton Dining Room closes

Posted: a day ago

In the Buckhead Ritz-Carlton’s lobby lounge, a guy in shorts and tennis shoes perches at the bar like a praying mantis, a Bluetooth earpiece stuck to his head. A call comes in and he talks and paces, like a pickup basketball player walking off a leg cramp. One floor above, Richard Flint sits in a silk and wooden...
Hulk Hogan: I coulda brought down the Georgia Dome (again)
 Dynamite? Pfffttt.. we should have called 
            Hulk Hogan. The colorful pro wrestler belatedly offered his explosive charms following the Georgia Dome’s demolition Monday morning. More than 300 pounds of explosives collapsed the steel in the upper ring and about 4,500 pounds of dynamite crumbled the Dome’s
           ...

Posted: a day ago

Dynamite? Pfffttt.. we should have called Hulk Hogan. The colorful pro wrestler belatedly offered his explosive charms following the Georgia Dome’s demolition Monday morning. More than 300 pounds of explosives collapsed the steel in the upper ring and about 4,500 pounds of dynamite crumbled the Dome’s ...
Falcons QB Matt Ryan, pro golfer Rickie Fowler in epic battle at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
 What Georgia Dome? With the dust clearing, literally, at the site of the Atlanta Falcons’ former home, quarterback 
            Matt Ryan went toe-to-toe with pro golfer 
            Rickie Fowler for dominance of team’s new digs, Mercedes-Benz Stadium. And by dominance we mean, who will prevail in a series of ridiculous &ldquo...

Posted: a day ago

What Georgia Dome? With the dust clearing, literally, at the site of the Atlanta Falcons’ former home, quarterback Matt Ryan went toe-to-toe with pro golfer Rickie Fowler for dominance of team’s new digs, Mercedes-Benz Stadium. And by dominance we mean, who will prevail in a series of ridiculous &ldquo...
Al Franken cancels Atlanta appearance and is cut from a PBS special
 Al Franken was to make two appearances tonight, including one in Atlanta, and both are canceled. The comic turned senator scrapped his planned visit to the Book Festival of the MJCCA to promote his book “Al Franken, Giant
            of the Senate,”after broadcaster 
            
               Leeann 
            
...

Posted: a day ago

Al Franken was to make two appearances tonight, including one in Atlanta, and both are canceled. The comic turned senator scrapped his planned visit to the Book Festival of the MJCCA to promote his book “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,”after broadcaster  Leeann  ...
What Paris Hilton says she and Britney Spears invented
 One of modern society’s most cherished cultural mores is in place because of 
            Paris Hilton and 
            Britney Spears. We’re talking about the selfie, of course. They totally invented it. According Paris, anyway. By the way, if you’re into selfies you’ll want to check out Bytes, a techno-themed restaurant...

Posted: 2 days ago

One of modern society’s most cherished cultural mores is in place because of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. We’re talking about the selfie, of course. They totally invented it. According Paris, anyway. By the way, if you’re into selfies you’ll want to check out Bytes, a techno-themed restaurant...