Showcase at Spruill

Spruill Center for the Arts annual Student & Instructor Jewelry Market takes place every February and serves as a fundraising event for Spruill, as well as an opportunity for jewelry students and instructors to showcase their handcrafted creations. The market features approximately 20 jewelry designers, several of whom participate every year.  Two of our returning artists for the upcoming market…

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What is art to you? A painting that tells a story? A photograph evoking memories? A sculpture revealing personality and emotion? A poem that at first confounds then confirms? A craft that reflects a bygone era, modernized for today’s palate?  Here in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, we are surrounded by talent, with access to galleries, … Continued

Questionable Origins

The Spruill Gallery is pleased to announce their first exhibit of the new year, Questionable Origins, featuring new sculptural work by Dunwoody artist Eileen Braun, now through  March 14.

February 2020 Around Town

I Love the Beach   February is the perfect time of year to enjoy a fun-filled, romantic escape to South Walton and Destin’s beaches. Stay three nights or more in a participating Newman-Dailey vacation rental home or condominium and enjoy 15% off your stay along with a bottle of champagne at check-in and free daily activities … Continued

Texture, color and purpose

The American Craft Show (ACC), a three-day celebration taking place March 13th - 15 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Marietta, features over 200 of the country’s leading artists specializing in contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, home goods and décor. This year’s show has a strong representation of artists and crafters from the southeast with more than 20 Atlanta-area artists participating, including Debra…

Spa + Sunset

Located where Duval Street meets the Gulf of Mexico at Sunset Pier in Key West, this quiet hotel is adjacent to Mallory Square in historic Old Town Key West, providing guests a sanctuary, attentive service and a front-row seat to the show that is the sunset. 

Shop Dunwoody

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your loved one how much they mean to you by finding the perfect gift that will light up their day, but the holiday can feel a bit stale to those who have fallen into the same flowers and chocolate rut year after year. If you’re looking to shake things up this Valentine’s…

Forty Years of Home

Since 1979, the Charity has served more than 50,000 families seeking medical care for their children in Atlanta. In celebration, Gov. Brian Kemp proclaimed March 11, 2019, as Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities Day in Georgia.

Happy new year, friends

  What does wellness mean to you?   Salads, sit-ups, CBD and sleep? Meditation and meat-free meals? While my fellow magazine editors splash out their trends for 2020 in their January issues, may I jump on the media bandwagon and toss out an idea?   I am going to try to push for more balance … Continued

Spa and a Sunset

Located where Duval Street meets the Gulf of Mexico at Sunset Pier in Key West, this quiet resort hotel is adjacent to Mallory Square in historic Old Town Key West, providing guests a sanctuary, attentive service and a front-row seat to the show that is the sunset. 

January 2020 Around Town

Dentist Publishes  A Smile is Always in Style, (Advantage, 2019) by Dr. Hugh Flax is a career worth of knowledge and advanced education in one book that addresses everything you’ve ever wanted to know about dentistry today – – and how to do it right the first time. Cosmetic dentistry has a wider range of treatment … Continued

T.J. Martell Foundation Dines

The Best Cellars Dinner is an evening of fine wines, gourmet cuisine, and live music, produced by the T.J. Martell Foundation supported by the entertainment industry which funds innovative cancer research. The T.J. Martell Foundation has provided more than $280 million to top cancer research hospitals.  

Alchemy Aesthetics Grand Opening

Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. David Brothers celebrated the grand opening of his new medical spa, Alchemy Aesthetics, in Sandy Springs with an evening full of fun, food, fabulous prizes and the latest in cosmetic treatments and products.

15th Anniversary Fall Empowerment PINK Event

PINK holds events every spring and fall, empowering generational of women to create a beautiful career and a beautiful life! Their next event takes place at the Cox Campus on April 30, 2020.

Graivier’s Beautiful Evening

The Graivier Center hosted its 12th annual Evening of Beauty last month featuring exclusive Hydrafacial and Vivace Micro-needling demonstrations, special pricing, and even a little Prosecco. Many new connections were made, and great relationships were fostered. Schedule your appointment at their beautiful, state-of-the-art medical office today.

Wellness is a Way of Life

Sue G. Collins:  You studied medicine in Houston, here in Atlanta and LA.  Are there any fitness or wellness habits you have carried with you through the years?

A trio of muscle-flexing automobiles that made 2019 exhilarating!

 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR  What, an SUV? Yes! Stunningly designed, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR­—Special Vehicle Racing—is also one of the most exhilarating behind the wheel. It’s 550 horsepower, supercharged 5.0-liter, V-8 heart; all-wheel drive; 10-inch touchscreen; optional 22-inch wheels; and 825-watt Meridian Surround Sound System take things to the next level. The Ultra Blue exterior makes it even more electric.…

Prelude to Prague

The Rolling Stones — that was a name I wasn't expecting to hear during my walking tour of Prague. 

Religious Diversity, Inclusion

A deep respect for difference is a way of life at Woodward Academy. Our students and faculty bring a variety of races, cultures, ethnicities, and learning styles as well as the beautiful differences of their various religious faiths. 

When Healthcare Cares About You

To learn more about the different model of health care offered at HIPnation in Alpharetta, we sat down with Brian Hill, MD, founder, president and Chief Medical Officer.

Planning for the Ds

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Season’s Readings

Board Games to Create and Play: Invent 100s of games with friends and family by Kevan Davis, Viviane Schwarz (Illustrated by)

Guy’s Gift Guide

And at the blink of an eye, the winter holiday season is upon us. As we do every year, we make it a priority to ease the task of shopping for meaningful, practical, and off-the-beaten-path gifts recipients will appreciate. Mixing it up, we are recommending a variety of presents in different price ranges for everyone to afford and enjoy.

See and Be Seen

The City of Dunwoody is adding enhancements to its pedestrian safety network with a sidewalk extension and two crosswalks with new pedestrian refuge islands.

Editor’s Giving Guide

 Erica Key candles  Food blogger Erica Key turned her passion for flavors into a line of candles. EWE Candles are made from soy wax, burning cleaner and producing 90 percent less soot than paraffin. The Frasier Fir is our favorite.  Listen Up

Happy holidays, friends

This will be my first Christmas with a grandson, the best gift ever.  My babies are 20, 22 and 27 and while they make my heart explode with love and pride every day, it’s little Teddy who will be the star of this year’s holiday season. Lucky for me, he and his parents will make … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

School News Spalding Drive parents organized and purchased stuffed animals for Kindergarten through second-grade students to “adopt” as reading buddies. Woodland Elementary School’s Governance Council hosted a breakfast for current and aspiring business partners with student ambassadors. Sandy Springs Charter Middle School’s Foundation, through mini-grants, awarded employees with $10,000 for classroom items including 135 science classrooms headphones, book sets, … Continued

Children’s Champion

 Mention children and  Donna Davidson's eyes light up as she sees the possibilities. Her inspiration as a leader in children’s issues began at a young age, when her passion led her to become a speech and language pathologist. Donna,  CEO of Easterseals North Georgia, was part of the team that created the first preschool program for children with special needs in Massachusetts.…

A Weekend of Polo

Polo in the Pines Legacy Invitational and the Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival raised nearly $200,000 over two action-packed days of polo, fine dining, brunch bites, storytelling, and music. CHOA benefitted, with funds boosting pediatric brain cancer research efforts. 

Co-working + Day Care

Advertising partners and guests toured Alpharetta's only co-working space with fully licensed and onsite childcare. Located just around the corner from Avalon, the Commons at Phase has 30 private offices, 9 meeting and training rooms, a cafe, and a great vibe.

Planning for the Ds

 D is for Do Your Planning  If you have experienced any of these life events this year, it is time to start or update your estate planning.  I Do

Stay Here! Our Holiday Hotel Gift Guide

 Ritz-Carlton, Boston  Just a few blocks from Boston Common, this hotel stands quietly on Avery Street, with a recent multimillion-dollar renovation on over 193 guest rooms, including 43 pretty suites.  The Artisan Bistro and bar make it easy to stay put. Most suites have full marble bathrooms with a separate soaker tub (Asprey bath products are classic and fresh) and walk-in…

Thanks for Giving

Every opportunity we get, we pause to thank people in our community who make giving a priority. And during this month of Thanksgiving, we put our hands together and thank these Lifestyle Publications Givers. 

I’m thankful for The Bahamas

Last year, I had the pleasure of staying at The Abaco Club. The hospitality was unending and the clear warm water and blue sky embraced me. I wrote to my friends there to ask how they are coping after Hurricane Dorian and how we can help and they sent this report. Hurricane Dorian barreled through … Continued

Shop For a Cause

The Sandy Springs Society will host their 9th annual “shopping for a cause” fundraiser, The Elegant Elf Marketplace Nov. 9-10 at City Springs and The Performing Arts Center in Sandy Springs.

November 2019 Around Town

School News Heards Ferry Elementary School held a school-wide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) day with interactive assemblies by Ronnie Thomas of Fun Weird Science. Thomas presented exciting experiments that highlighted basic chemistry concepts. Fifth grade students at High Point Elementary School reenacted the early 19th century immigration to Ellis Island to connect with the past and understand history through … Continued

Temple Sinai Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Temple Sinai Preschool (TSPS), a premier childcare center in Sandy Springs, recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly renovated facility. The preschool offers programs for newborns through kindergarteners that promote academics through play in a safe, welcoming, Jewish environment.

The Elaine Sterling Institute Grand Opening

The Elaine Sterling Institute celebrated the grand opening of its brand new Lenox Square location on Thursday, August 22, with a ribbon cutting and event. The 25,768 square-foot facility offers esthetician, nail care and massage therapy programs, as well as cutting-edge services at competitive prices at The Spa at ESI. 

Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

Lifestyle Pubs Sends Reader to the Beach

Nancy Holloway of Alpharetta was the lucky winner in Lifestyle Publications’ summer beach holiday giveaway. She and her sister Cathy escaped to the lovely Henderson Park Inn in Destin for four nights of relaxation and pampering.  Their sister Carol from Pensacola joined them for a special weekend together. The Henderson is an adult-only beachfront bed and breakfast with panoramic view of…

Henry Winkler, Adam Ribbon, Candace Bushell coming to Dunwoody!

“We are thrilled about this year’s lineup,” said Book Festival Co-Chair Deena Profis. “The 28th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA features everyone from acclaimed actors and renowned political figures, to award-winning novelists and authors presenting riveting memoirs. We truly have something for everyone.” All events will be held at the Marcus JCC of Atlanta (MJCCA), 5342 Tilly Mill…

Magical Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen

There's something incredibly magical about the Mayan Riviera. The see clear-to-the-bottom aqua colored water and bustling town of Playa del Carmen displaying local flavor, international fashion, and fresh cuisine at every turn calls to me. Loudly. Just the thought of warm weather layered between sweeping cool breezes brings back some of my favorite memories, not just for me, but for most anyone that has ever visited this area…

MJCCA Reaches Out to Young Athletes with Diverse Needs

Lori and Kevin Rubin’s son, Beck is twelve years old and has been diagnosed with mood dysregulation disorder and significant ADHD, making it difficult to self-soothe or calm himself.  Several months ago, Lori received a call from Atlanta JCC Maccabi Games Inclusion co-chair Tracey Grant, inviting Beck to play in the JCC Maccabi Games.  Atlanta is the first inclusive Maccabi host city…

Doctors We Love

Each year, more than 16,000 children will receive a new cancer diagnosis. Last year alone 456 parents walked through the doors of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and heard the devastating words, “your child has cancer.” That’s more than one family per day.

Big Taste, Big Hearts

Heroes are not easy to find in our world these days but I am happy to introduce two heroic gentlemen right here in Sandy Springs. Both have supported many not-for-profit events over the years, prioritizing their personal commitment to our community through their corporate culture .  The amazing partnership that exists between Jason Sheetz and Chef William Sigley is one in…

Lucky’s Goes Big

When it comes to making the perfect brunch for family or friends I always consult with my friends at Lucky's Burgers and Brew.  Lucky's, a two time Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival Best Brunch Bite winner knows how to feed a crowd. We salute their commitment to Polo in the Pines and are pleased to share their idea for a jumbo…

A note from the founder of Polo in the Pines

In the Spring of 1989, I was 16 years old, my mother, Sharon McCollum Knight, was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma. She was given six months to live at the age of 37. She survived over 28 years until July 2017. My husband, Matt Fowler, is a 28 year adult survivor … Continued

SUP Creative Group’s Cake Clash!

SUP Creative Group's Cake Clash 2019 showcased at Maggiano’s in Buckhead and benefited the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder Center at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Six Bakers from Georgia competed for the title of "Best Baker in GA". The Grand Prize winner was Zell's Cottage Bakery located in Gainesville.

October 2019 Around Town

A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein  A Prologue to the Book Festival of the MJCCA welcomes Jamie Bernstein, daughter of the acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein, as she presents her book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein, Saturday, October 26 at 8:00 pm. Leonard Bernstein, the composer of On the Town and West Side Story, chief conductor of the New … Continued

Claim Your Wellbeing This Fall

As a naturopathic physician at SantéMD,  I often tout the benefits of Functional Medicine. I believe firmly that it is the future of healthcare.