Whose Hives?

What do Pope Francis, actor Morgan Freeman and Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul have in common? They are among the growing number of amateur beekeepers who enjoy tending to hives and keeping a watchful eye on “their girls”—the thousands of worker bees who gather nectar and pollen and produce honey. 

April 2018 Around Town

The Graivier Center will welcome clients and friends at their gorgeous new office this month after 20 years on Hembree Rd, to accommodate growth and success.  The new state of the art surgery center boasts 10,000 sq. ft. of treatment and office space with two operating rooms. The convenient new location will be part of a new 50 acre medical…

April 2018 Lifestyle Letter

I probably had kale stuck between my teeth during the entirety of the 20th annual Georgia Organics conference, but nobody seemed to care (or find it off-putting). Farmers, journeymen, health and wellness professionals, chefs, public health workers and farm-to-school administrators from Georgia and the Carolinas gathered in Augusta to celebrate all things agricultural. And, boy do those folks know how…

Saluting Dunwoody’s Top Cops

The entire staff of the Dunwoody Police Department is committed to serving the citizens of Dunwoody throughout the year. Once a year, the department recognizes some of the highest achievers, those officers and civilian staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to our citizens. “Our staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of…

Artists Give 


As a part of their “be the exception” initiative, The Art Institute of Atlanta participated in Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Brush with Kindness program to help homeowner and grandmother of 10, Catherine Chandler spruce up the exterior of her home. Chandler has been an Atlanta Habitat homeowner since 1999.

Redefining a Family Vacation to Orlando

If your family is anything like mine, going to Orlando, Florida, doesn’t always spell “relaxing.”  It’s normally days of non-stop, sunrise to past sunset, go go go to Disney, Universal, and all the numerous family attractions.  And although it’s fun, and filled with a memory-making opportunities, well… it’s a whirlwind that sometimes leaves me more tired than when we arrived. …

Recycling Takes on a New Meaning at CAC 

When people think of recycling they usually think of plastic, paper and aluminum. At the Community Assistance Center (CAC), recycling has a whole different meaning. 

March 2018 Around Town

The home improvement business is booming throughout metro Atlanta, and nowhere will this be more evident than at the 40th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre March 23-25, presented by SEMCO. More than 350 exhibitors in the home remodeling and outdoor living industries will offer expertise, services and products designed to remodel, repair and refresh homes of…

Guess what, Sandy Springs 
and Dunwoody,

 We are beating the odds.  According to stats from The Association of Magazine Media, not even two of every ten magazines launched survive. We're marking our fifth year publishing next month.  See what I mean?  We’re proud to have found a formula that works. We bring local content to loyal readers who like to shop locally, give back to their…

Big City, Quiet Night

Stepping up to the front desk at the Euro-shiek Sofitel New York Hotel on 44th St and Fifth Ave., I felt like royalty. Two team members immediately stopped what they were doing and snapped to attention, looking me in the eye with interest and warmth. No tap-tapping on keyboards or distracted side conversations. 

Flipped in Sandy Springs

East Cobb’s own realtor, Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins,” “Property Virgins” and “Urban Oasis,” recently put her touch on a Sandy Springs home where owners wanted to enjoy a return on investment and design a renovation that would offer an attractive and bright living space.

Fired Up

 John Scroggin likes it hot.  2800 degrees, to be exact.   As a blacksmith, Jack heats steel and iron in his fire-fueled forge to a clay-like state so he can move it, mold it and work it into shapes he creates for tools, historically accurate hardware and cool household items like bespoke fireplace tools, scrolled wine racks and branded bottle openers.

Scout’s Honor

Austin Elementary's Cub Scouts Pack 494 celebrated their Annual Pinewood Derby. Each scout who made a wooden car competed for awards for fastest, best design, and most gas-friendly (slowest!).  The Wallers of Dunwoody were the chairs, and the top speed trophy winner went to Cub Scout Adam Jones.

Mom’s Meatloaf, Made Mine

One dish I can’t live without is my mom’s meatloaf. Aside from the nostalgia of being at home with my family, it’s a classic, hearty Pennsylvania staple made up of so many of my favorite ingredients. It’s one of those dishes I asked my mother to make for me on my birthday every year. It’s simple and easy to make--just…

Making Magic

When someone you love is sick, don’t you wish you had a magic wand to cast out the pain, dismiss the germs forever and banish the bad news?

February 2018 Around Town

The Dunwoody Nature Center announced the expansion of its free “First Saturdays” program in partnership with Northside Hospital. The staff of the Nature Center will host a free, experiential program on the first Saturday of each month throughout the year. These family friendly programs will have a specific, seasonally based theme each First Saturday. Visitors unable to make the teacher-led programs can…

Happy, Merry

The Capital Grille Buckhead hosted our fabulous staff for a holiday lunch. Perimeter North Lifestyle is grateful to all the writers, photographers and ad sales staff who support this magazine to bring you stories about our community every month. Photos by Dennis Malcolm Byron and staff.

Valentine’s Gift Guide

Made in the USA, Love Bottle is crafted with up to 40% recycled, eco-friendly glass. We all know drinks taste better in a glass, so stop drinking out of your bottle that changes the taste of water. Spreading kindness and generosity, Love Bottle donates 5% of each purchase to Global Water, which helps communities get access to clean water. LoveBottle.com

At Home in New York

Stepping up to the front desk at the Euro-chic Sofitel New York Hotel on 44th St and Fifth Ave., I felt like royalty. Two team members immediately stopped what they were doing and snapped to attention, looking me in the eye with interest and warmth. No tap-tapping on keyboards or distracted side conversations. 

Makers: Going With The Grain

The American Craft Show returns March 16-18 to the Cobb Galleria Centre, where more than 230 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists will present their latest handmade creations in furniture, home decor, clothing and jewelry. Some of the most popular specialty programs and interactive areas are back. Top designers and stylists participating in Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft…

Howdy PN family,

Writing this in a nearby coffee shop,  I’m surrounded by good energy. People are talking about ideas and sharing inspiring stories about their lives, their goals and their projects. It’s not that I’m eavesdropping. I’m just drawn to others who are full of positive energy, confidence, and enthusiasm. Who isn't?

Fur Kids Pilot from Sandy Springs

Stuart Kenney’s work as a Delta Airlines pilot usually finds him flying paying passengers to London, Central and South America, or Los Angeles.  But when Hurricane Irma threatened the lives of homeless cats on coastal Georgia, the Sandy Springs resident stepped up to fly a different kind of mission for Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters, (FurKids.org) on his own time,…

Squeeze in a Healthy New You

It’s officially 2018, and for many of us that means new year resolutions of improved health and nutrition, but many (okay, me) are finding it hard to stay on track. And, with the bone-chilling temperatures that blew in with the new year, high-calorie, warm, comfort food is on our minds.  Luckily, Diced Greens, Dunwoody’s newest juice and health food bar,…

A Modern Twist on the Traditional Town Square

Most cities build around a town square, a common gathering place. Sandy Springs, however, originated as a watering stop for Native Americans who frequented its bubbling springs. It remained largely rural until after World War II, when neighborhoods began to replace farms, and dirt roads were soon paved with asphalt. The area was unincorporated until 2005, when efforts to create the city of…

Face Fitness

When it comes to keeping fit, your body is not the only area that can be tightened and toned. With today’s aesthetic treatments, you can firm the skin of your face, neck, décolletage and virtually any other area. Without any surgery, these advanced treatments can tighten skin by encouraging collagen production, which will virtually turn back the clock on your…

Diet by Color

In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is. 

Transformation Made Possible in 15 minutes

"A New Year, A New You..." or something like that!  Sometimes, the chaos of the holidays doesn’t slow down for months (insert satisfied and exhaused sigh here) But, what if you didn’t have to make time to drive to the gym anymore, set up a training session, or budget for that bulky gym equipment you end up storing in the garage?…

January 2018 Lifestyle Letter

After talking to personal trainers, coaches and yogis for this new year fitness issue, one common thread ran through our conversations. Having FUN. 

January 2018 Around Town

Atlanta-based roaster East Pole Coffee Co. announces the release of Commuter: a new single-origin, coffee-infused chocolate bar created in collaboration with Atlanta company, Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate. Crafted with East Pole’s popular single-origin Traffic coffee, organic coconut milk, cacao and organic cane sugar, the bar is a playful nod to Atlanta — the city both companies call home. Commuter has a decidedly dark chocolate bite on the…

Four Trainers To Get You in Shape this New Year

 CrossFit Dunwoody   The CrossFit model prides itself on "constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity."  The core concept of CrossFit is that they are always changing and doing new workouts. Of the newest WODs in CrossFit recently, the equipment used or how that equipment is utilized has become a change. From dumbbells to CrossFit boxes, new styles of sleds,…

Second Helpings Atlanta: “Driving Out Hunger, One Mile at a Time”

Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA) is a fast-growing, non-profit food rescue organization based on a simple but very effective 90-minute model. 

Dantanna’s Quinoa Salad

 Executive Chef Monique Barrow  Dantanna's Sandy Springs  Ingredients:

Now Open

Nandina Home & Design opened with a flourish in Sandy Springs. The talented team at the lovely interior design showroom and lifestyle store on Roswell Road celebrates the new year and invites you to stop in and say hello.

Where To Go In 2018

Here at Lifestyle Publications, we heartily recommend travel to soothe and satisfy. We love a good hotel that pampers thoughtfully. We are happy to share our favorites, coast to coast. Make a plan, pack the mistletoe and have a happy New Year!

Get Out !

Heritage Sandy Springs (HSS) is a community non-profit organization that hosts numerous free and low-cost events throughout the year, from outdoor concerts and festivals to a Farmers Market and more. In the spring of 2017, HSS began looking for other activities that would increase participation and enrichment. At that time, there were not any local guided hikes or an official…

JUST FOR JOCKS

If your New Year's resolutions include a declaration to get off the couch and spend more time away from the computer screen, 2018 might be the perfect year to create a better and healthier you. Living in the South provides a change of seasons, but also 12 months of possible outdoors time to not only explore, but expand our hobbies…

Brilliant AND Beautiful

When you walk into Deborah Pizzuro’s new, two-story townhome, you don’t automatically see technology oozing out. That’s because you’re not supposed to see it. Instead, you see a lovely, well-decorated home that happens to have tons of “smart” features seamlessly integrated into the décor.

December 2017 Around Town

Join the City of Sandy Springs for a month-long community lighting event, Sparkle Sandy Springs. Set on the Heritage Sandy Springs Entertainment Lawn, the kick-off event on Sunday, December 3, will feature performances from choral groups, a fire pit, refreshments and much more, perfect for an enchanted evening out. The lighted art installation will “wow” families with seven-foot-tall wooden houses painted and…

Give Joy

Morganite and Diamond Dangle Earrings set in 14K Rose Gold from Jewelry Artisans. 4500 Olde Perimeter Way. JewelryArtisans.com/ $1590

Givers

 Dunwoody  Program Director for 
Leadership Sandy Springs  Where she gives: Dunwoody Nature Center, Community Assistance Center, Rep. Karen Handel’s Service Academy Selection Committee

December 2017 Lifestyle Letter

 Happy Hols PNL,  It snowed November 4 in Northern Michigan, dusting my old stomping grounds with the promise of the December holidays. Here in Atlanta, I look for fresh magnolia branches tied with red gingham ribbon and outdoor pots puffed up with red dogwood, vine balls, pine boughs, bittersweet, purple pansies, Redbor kale and cabbages to signal the coming of…

Feed Your Soul with Culinary Connections

 “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” —James Beard   The holiday season is always full of families, friends…and food! As an integral part of our cultures, food is so much more than simple sustenance. From family stories retold every year, to the more traditional history of particular foods and why they are part of our heritage and celebrations—our holiday…

Meet Emily Brenner

A lawyer, a rabbi and a shrink walk into a bar.

Tops for 2017

The year 2017 has been an amazing year for automobiles. From impressive compacts with all-electric engines increasing their distance to muscle-flexing pick-ups providing thrills while lugging heavy loads, car enthusiasts will not forget the last 12 months. Besides the automobiles Driver’s Notebook has featured so far in various publications this year, here are a few more that deserve accolades worth mentioning…

Hello PN Friends,

Home Sweet Home. What makes your home special? My home is full of our collections of books, vintage games, ancient Chinese checkerboards and cool old gumball machines. One of my favorite pieces of furniture is an antique Chinese trousseau cabinet we picked up when we lived in Hong Kong. The merchant explained that the bride's family would pack her personal…

C. Ellet’s Open for Biz

C. Ellet's, chef Linton and Gina Hopkins modern, American steakhouse within The Battery, hosted a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, August 29, for friends, media and more. From local tastemakers to Atlanta Braves alumni, it was a great crowd for a memorable evening!

Edit Then Decorate

Design Icing by Marcia Tantum Interiors spelled out a Master Plan that included an edit, repurpose, reupholster and rearrange existing furnishings, accessories and art. Marcia and her team added new paint/application, expansive wallpaper border, custom window coverings and custom pillows in the living room. In the master bedroom, the homeowner needed assistance culling existing furnishings that could be used to…

November 2017 Around Town

Art For Art has teamed up with an international charity to bring Atlantans a unique opportunity this Thanksgiving: take home your favorite works of art produced by talented student artists from underserved communities in Africa and support the students’ visual arts classes in Africa. The “Art For Africa” Exhibition opens on Saturday, November 25, in the exhibition space at The…

Editor’s Picks

Packed with innovation, the Hästens 2000T mattress' responsive support adjusts effortlessly to your micro-movements and slight changes in position as you sleep. It's finished with detailing in brushed aluminum, quality piping and double side stitching to maintain its elegant profile and structure. The frame is made from Swedish pine with a layered mattress (filled with cotton, wool and mohair). NaturalSleepMattress.com…

Make an Offer

Every now and then, Perimeter North Lifestyle likes to take the temperature of the real estate market. This month in our HOME issue, we asked Angela Cashion of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty to share a few notable listings at different price points.