Modern Southern Cookbooks

Today’s cookbooks have evolved from difficult, text-heavy, picture-free collections to become beautiful modern storybooks. Southern cooking and baking has also evolved to include new ideas, fun trends, and daring spins on the classic comfort foods we know and love. Inspired by home cooks, chefs, and heirloom family recipes, the following three cookbook authors have put delicious twists on traditional Southern…

Cool Tech for Your Kitchen

Gone are the days when the only thing beeping in a kitchen is an egg timer! Check out out favorite gadgets to make cooking more fun and better looking.

Collaborate for Sweet Success

While a grass roots idea plants the seed, it is through the power of partnerships we discover our true potential.  

Home Sweet Homes

Perimeter North Lifestyle sat down with DeAnn Golden, Sr VP & Managing Broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. She reviewed this month's real estate news and chose four top realtors in our community to share their favorite real estate stories with us.  October is a special month in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, with mild temperatures, a hint of cool fall air, changing…

October 2018 Around Town

Art in Dunwoody This event celebrates local artists at Dunwoody Fine Art Month in October. Thirty artists will showcase original paintings, drawings, collages, mixed media and photography at local businesses. The public is invited to a reception at Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services at 5481 Chamblee, Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, on Friday, October 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. The reception will … Continued

11th Annual Pool Party Reunion Adventure

Bert’s Big Adventure families enjoyed an afternoon in the sun at Life Time Athletic. Bert’s Big Adventure strives to strengthen its community and friendships, providing families of children with chronic and terminal illnesses with VIP experiences and family time away from the hospital.

Happy fall, friends

october letter     Elevated burgers, craft cocktails, seasonal beers, hand tacos, roasted Brussels sprouts, cauliflower pureé, kimchi this and kale that, farm-to-table here and dock-to-table there. I like all food trends. They are fun and sometimes even tasty. But mostly, trying something new builds our confidence and gives us perspective.   I remember begging … Continued

Just Drive

 2018 Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD  This stunning CT6 Platinum AWD is not only pampering and loaded with amenities the prestigious Cadillac brand is renowned for such as the 34-speaker Bose Panaray sound system, 15 massage settings, wireless charging, and multi-functional rear seating with its own infotainment, but it’s the technology that makes this sedan a true stand out. From the Cadillac…

A Journalist’s Journal: My Love for Shooting Food

I have been blessed with the opportunity to document some of the most wondrous things God has provided worldwide via writing, video, and one of my favorite hobbies, photography. I mostly shoot interiors of buildings, people, beer, cars, landscapes…you name it. However, perhaps my favorite subject is food. Coming from a lineage of chefs in my family, being a proud…

Take the Day Off

For the better part of three hours standing in the middle of the gin-clear Noontootla Creek in Blue Ridge, I was laser focused on a 2-inch piece of green yarn. I’d glance up occasionally for a new cast, looking for foam or those treasure troves of cold dark water. My guide David Hulsey was patient, then pushy when that green…

Butterfly Festival

More than 4,000 people turned out for the 25th annual Butterfly Festival at the Dunwoody Nature Center. The Nature Center had 300 butterflies comprised of 10 different species in each tent, along with craft, games, live music, magic, a birds of prey show and other animal encounters for guests to enjoy throughout the day.   

Music to your Mouth

Low Country hospitality, dancing under the stars to familiar bluegrass favorites, succulent wood fire-roasted oysters plucked from the adjoining May River and bacon cured in the Smoky Mountains perfectly paired with Charleston’s best bourbon. For 12 years, a mighty crescendo has been building, as the South’s favorite music and food festival, Music To Your Mouth, lights up Palmetto Bluff. 

Poppin’ Good

 Article Pam Yasinski  When was the last time you had an unexpected moment of happiness ( UMoH )? The people who put the POP in King of Pops hope it was when you had one of their popsicles in hand. Two brothers, Steven and Nick Carse turned their pushcart business into a dream come true on UMoH at a time.   The pops…

Meet Ken Hughes

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Meeting Ken Hughes, you might be inclined to pick his brain about smart heating and cooling solutions for your home or business. Do you really need to change HVAC filters every year? (Yes) Can you assess the health of your furnace by its functionality and appearance? (No)  Ken owns Milton Mechanical Services, the…

Looking good, Perimeter!

When I was in eighth grade, my brother gave me a book of fashion photographs by Richard Avedon. This little Midwest girl shopped at The Gap and some other long-gone boutique in the local mall. I was a short tomboy with zero fashion sense but knew that book was something special. The only thing I … Continued

Designing Couple

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Nicole Stephens  Picking out glasses with Andy and Gazal Tabrizipour is like shopping with a very savvy personal stylist who also happens to know everything about the technology behind the frames. They ask about lifestyle (do you workout? spend time in an office?). And, they study the prescription to determine specific needs that will…

September 2018 Around Town

Home Tour NARI Atlanta (NariAtlanta.org), the local chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, presents its Ninth Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Private homes transformed by NARI Atlanta members throughout Atlanta’s northern suburbs will be open to the public, with the remodeling teams on … Continued

Join us for Polo

Save the Date – Polo in the Pines Charity Classic  is October 13 & 14 benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, pediatric cancer research. Find a fab hat and cheer on the polo players on the grand field adjacent to the big party tent. Capital Grille is feeding us!  CHOA.org/polointhepines

Gold Calling

 Article Valerie Shepherd | Photography Provided  "My pieces make a journey from my head, to my heart, to my hands, to meet and match your soul."  There's just something about the bright colors that remind you of water, the beach, ancient treasures, and the vibrant Caribbean that call to the soul.  And Buckhead's own Andrea Becker, goldsmith and creator behind Andrea…

Insta-Fabulous

 Article Maria Smith  Insta-fun! Insta-fashion! Insta-FABULOUS! We love these six unique, engaging and chic Instagramers, all whom call Metro Atlanta home. Whether running marathons, running to class, or just running errands with the kids, they are stylish, hip and seem to be effortlessly fashionable.   From those who favor bold colors, to the ones who want to rip trends from the runway, to the classic, Southern…

A Heavenly Closet

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Sometimes, one of the best features of a home can be found behind closed doors.  In the case of this recently sold, an amazing closet is one of the most memorable features of this Perimeter area home.  Lindsay Levin is  Luxury Collection Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway and she brought this outstanding closet to our attention…

Cooking for a Cause

Sandy Springs and Dunwoody residents raised funds during a fun evening of culinary camaraderie and competition at Team Building with Taste to benefit The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation, which helps remove financial barriers for low income breast cancer patients in beginning and successfully completing their treatment.

All Are Welcome

 Article Maria Smith | Photography Fabian Fernandez, Maria Smith, Provided  From the smallest babies to the most “senior” citizens to the furry friends who are also part of our families, all are welcome in the Perimeter area. If you're looking for a family-friendly restaurant, a pet-friendly patio, or a local event for everyone, check out our favorites in and around our community.…

Brace Yourself

 Article Melissa Brown  With kids heading back to school this month, we asked Dr. Arjun Patel to share his expertise on what smart orthodontic treatment looks like.   1.  When should parents take their kids for their first visit to an orthodontist? 

Trust Earned

 Article Maria Smith | Photography Nicole Stephens  Morgan & DiSalvo PC  5755 North Point Pkwy Suite 17

Caroline Forever

 Article and Photography Sean O'Keefe  Happy, spunky, and feisty are three words that describe 4-year-old Caroline Brewer. While spending a good amount of time keeping her two older brothers in line, Caroline loves going to preschool, playing with her friends, and practicing ballet. In addition to that, Caroline is fighting a battle that no child should ever have to face. …

Back to School

 Article Sue G. Collins  Whitefield Academy  1 Whitefield Drive, SE  Smyrna, GA 30126

Sedona, a perfect girlfriends getaway!

 Article Renee Rayles | Photography Xavier Dade, Renee Rayles, Provided  Sedona.   A travel destination to refresh, renew and invigorate yourself in its spiritual surroundings. Why not bring some friends along and make it the perfect girlfriends getaway? While we adore our families, sometimes it's smart to refuel our souls with Sedona's picturesque views of the Red Rocks paint the town…

Pedal Power

 Article Julie Herron Carson | Photography Provided  After a successful sales career that took him across the country and around the world, Sandy Springs resident Eric Hunger was ready for a change.  He began to look for a new business opportunity in his home town that would allow him to live a healthier lifestyle, interact with others who shared his…

Hello friends,

Don’t judge me. I don’t like cats. They are moody, bossy and aren’t always thoughtful when it comes to choosing the best spot to leave their mark.  But, we have three at our house since everyone else loves cats. And, we’ve always had a cat, adopting them from friends and shelters. Johnny (named after the … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Butterfly Festival Everyone’s favorite day in Dunwoody Park returns as the Butterfly Festival comes to town on Saturday, August 11th. Mark your calendars for a day of great activities including a Birds of Prey show, games, crafts, music, live animal encounters, food, drinks, and a THIRD magical butterfly tent, each filled with hundreds of nature’s most … Continued

“Fore” Kids Golf Classic

On May 8, over 200 golfers played in the 23rd annual “Fore” Kids Golf Classic, sponsored by the Fulton Education Foundation, at Golf Club of Georgia to benefit Fulton County Schools' students and staff. The event supports student achievement, enhances students' physical well-being, strengthens teacher training and provides staff recognition.

Dog Days of Summer

Our fab photographer his Brook Run Dog Park to capture our neighbors and their dogs. Enjoy this gallery of four-legged friends and their humans having fun in Dunwoody's coolest dog park. NicoleStephensPhotos.com

Splashy Summer Mocktails

 Article Valerie Shepherd | Photography Michael W Thomas MWT Photography  Summer is in full swing and we all know what that means…  pool party time!  Whether your pool of choice is your backyard, neighborhood, club, or anywhere and everywhere there is water, f-u-n is what we’re all after. This summer, why not take your pool party to the next level…

Summer Sipping

 Article and Photography  This cocktail, from our friends at Barnsley Resort  is prepared in a large batch, perfect for summer entertaining. Added bonus: it’s a frothy beverage that’s vegan friendly thanks to the use of aquafaba in lieu of egg whites. (Your non-vegan guests will never notice the difference).   Situated just 60 miles outside of Atlanta, on the storybook site of an…

Veins 101

 Article David Martin, RN, CEO, VeinInnovations  If there are symptoms, such as leg pain, aching, tiredness, swelling, skin changes, burning, or cramping, and a venous ultrasound shows refluxing veins, then the carrier will usually pay for treatment.  VeinInnovations also offers 12-month, interest-free payment plans. VeinInnovations has offices in Sandy Springs and Johns Creek. VeinInnovations.com  Summertime means shorts and swimsuits. Our team…

Saluting Veterans Among Us

 Article Lora Sommers | Photography Aubry Canales  Arthur Katz   Veteran U.S. Coast Guard 

Power and Elegance

 Article Dennis Malcolm Byron | Photography Provided  2018 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE  When Land Rover states that their 2018 Range Rover Velar is their “most refined and capable medium SUV” starting at $49,900, the undivided attention of a true auto enthusiast will surely follow. The Velar’s striking looks earned the prestigious 2018 World Car Awards Design of the Year.…

Low T Conquered

 Article As told to Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Remaining intimately close doesn’t have to stop with age. Balancing the body can reignite the flame for men and women. Getting older, while feeling ageless is now achievable. “My oldest current patient on this program is 87,” said Dr. Alexander. “We have similar treatments for women as well to combat,…

July 2018 Around Town

Beer Tour In Town The Atlanta Beer Bus, a HOP-on/HOP-off shuttle service that transports beer enthusiasts between Atlanta’s finest breweries, has officially launched. Offering wallet-friendly entertainment for just $15 per person, riders receive unlimited access to the Atlanta Beer Bus shuttles that travel along a continuous loop where they create their own brewery adventure – staying … Continued

Game On

Have Some Outdoor Fun this Summer with Lawn Games Perfect for any Get-Together, then Cool Off with a Couple Sweet Treats. Article Nicolette Martin Mölkky Throwing Game Dick’s Sporting Goods, $29.99 Playing Mölkky: In this Finnish throwing game, use a wooden pin (mölkky) to knock over wooden pins (skittles). Be the first to reach exactly 50 points to win! … Continued

Happy summertime

This issue hits my sweet spot. Summertime. As a kid, I’d ride my 10-speed bike own a dusty dirt road to Colony Swim Club after I’d finished my chores and practiced piano. With a towel, book, PB&J sandwich and a quarter in my backpack, I’d be set for the day. By 5:30pm, my mom and … Continued

Guy’s Night Out

 Article Dennis Malcolm Byron | Photography Provided  Hey, gentlemen! Have you been looking for a unique venue to quench your thirst with libations that don’t sail down the mainstream? Look no further. Choose from hard-to-find craft beers on draft at the speakeasy-driven Chapter Room, to an extensive list of wines and cocktails to pair with a freshly ground Kobe beef…

Monarch & Margaritas

More than 450 guests enjoyed a flawless spring evening at Dunwoody Nature Center for Monarch & Margaritas (and Martinis). Highlights of the evening were Raisin the Bar’s 1977 Airstream trailer that served as a custom martini bar, honoring the National Charity League , and raising $100,000, including $13,000 towards the Center’s Leadership Training program for … Continued

Happy Father’s Day, Guys

For this men’s issue, I channeled my dad, Spud Sparling who lived life voraciously and was gregarious, hard working and athletic. He worked hard but played harder. I was the first girl after four boys so I ran faster, climbed higher and just did more, not to keep up with my brothers, but to keep … Continued

Telluride Anytime

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Sue G. Collins Visit Telluride  How hard could it be? I was joining Telluride Outside for a scenic snowmobile ride along groomed trails between the Wilson and Dolores mountain ranges to historic Dunton Hot Springs for a soak in ancient waters followed by a gourmet lunch. Well, two hours driving the snow machine, the…

June 2018 Around Town

Full STEAM Ahead Atlanta-based Trinity School, a private elementary-only school that serves students age 3 through 6th grade, is excited to announce the addition of a STEAM Integration Specialist to its faculty line-up. Kate Burton, Trinity’s sixth grade science teacher and an 11-year veteran of the School, will move into this role in the upcoming … Continued

Go Go Gadgets

 Article Rick Limpert  When it comes to tech, men are allowed to say "WOW!" Show me a guy, and chances are it's a guy that loves the latest in technology. It doesn't matter if it's in his golf bag, office, tool shed or on his smartphone; the man in your life deserves the latest and greatest. New and innovative tech…

Joe Gransden, King of Cool

 Article Corinne Cummings | Photography Courtesy of Joe Gransden  Joe Gransden is a 47-year-old trumpeter and singer who has been performing for crowds in Atlanta and across the country for more than 20 years. He performs almost six nights a week and has been influenced by Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra, and has released over a dozen records as a…

Men Outstanding in Their Field

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Brian Durkin, catch him in Sony's Superfly and Netflix’s Highwaymen