Happy June, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs

The perks of this job are numerous. Last month, I travelled to Jacksonville, FL with a pack of regional and national journalists and we surfed, golfed, paddled, kayaked, made candy, toured a century-old underground bank vault, and sipped and savored the flavors of a city building itself up around a fine riverfront and nearby welcoming coastline. The enthusiasm and energy of the Visit Jacksonville team was contagious and by the end of the trip, I vowed to return (and to write about why YOU should visit…stay tuned for a story later this summer).

Editors are constantly bombarded with product samples, invitations to openings and receptions and story pitches.  I meet some intruiging characters and learn, first-hand, why people are passionate about their job, their family, their philanthropy. I find myself in high rise offices with leaders of industry and in kitchens with families celebrating milestones. Everyone has a story. I love my job.

I enjoyed getting to know Chef Jeff Trump and his family in our writer Lia Picard’s story when she visited Brooklyn Cafe in Sandy Springs.  Chefs are among the hardest working professionals around, and I love the way Chef has included his sons in the business. Cheers to the entire Trump family and Happy Father’s Day to Jeff.

I lost my dad 16 years ago to lung cancer (which is one reason I was thrilled Lifestyle Publications sponsored the American Cancer Society’s recent Hope Ball). And, this month, our three kids will honor their dad, my husband of 28 years.

Happy Father’s Day Perimeter North dads!