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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…

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…

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…

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!

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.

BOOK FEST FAVES

Every year, the Book Festival of the MJCCA has provided our community with a literary extravaganza, featuring an exciting lineup of exceptional authors, celebrities, and influencers. Be sure not to miss these six picks:

The Perfect Saturday

When the first of the football games started on Saturday during our stay at Cohutta King outside Blue Ridge, I didn’t cringe, dreading the hullabaloo of crashing helmets and babble of network announcers for rest of the weekend. Instead, I grabbed my Eno hammock, a book and a drink and walked down through the woods to the creek. I’d wander…

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV:  The all-new 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is electrifying.

Whether on a mission to preserve Earth by not contributing emissions, to save money on purchasing the always fluctuating price of gas, to cash in on tax benefits, or to simply enjoy the use of solely electricity, the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is highly impressive.

Home Sweet Here

When many think of home, they imagine a single city or single house. They are instantly flooded with memories of riding bikes down the same streets, growing up in the same house since birth, driving past the same strip malls and parks. My definition of home is a bit more convoluted.

Artists With Experience

The invitational exhibit entitled “40 over 40” offers innovative perspective on creativity and age. Presented by Chamblee's new art venue, EBD4, the exciting show premiers with an opening celebration November 11, and runs through December 15.

Cheers!

Perimeter North Lifestyle is proud to be a sponsor again for Polo in the Pines, a two-day festival honoring cancer survivors among us and raising funds for much-needed research while celebrating the great sport of polo here in the green Atlanta fields. When our lifestyle guru Sean O'Keefe came to us three years ago and suggested we collaborate with the…

Active JAX

With Delta’s non-stoppers to Jacksonville, Florida, you can pull out of your driveway at 8 a.m. and make it to a beach yoga class at noon, grab a smoothie for the road and spend the afternoon kayaking with manatees through the peaceful salt marshes Talbot Islands State Park. Plan on a few stops on the Jacksonville Ale Trail en route…

Quiet Escape

In the picturesque North Carolina mountains sits a town from the pages of a story book: Banner Elk. Every business boasts cottage windows and rustic wood; industrial buildings are pleasantly absent from view. A mountain backdrop, and the friendly presence of locals, draw visitors from far and wide. Only five hours from Atlanta, it may become your favorite mountain escape.

October 2017 Around Town

Play It Again, Sam, the Notable Life of Sam Massell, Atlanta’s First Minority Mayor tells the life of this over-achiever from birth as a downtown Piedmont baby through Druid Hills childhood, college life, World War II service, and four careers. The author recites Massell’s mischief as a self-described “dead-end kid,” accompanies him in young adulthood when he struggles between pride…

Polo in the Pines

Sometimes a single conversation can change your life’s purpose. That was certainly the case for Polo in the Pines founder Tina Fowler. In 2012, Tina was at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center with her mother, Sharon Knight, for treatment of leiomyosarcoma—a cancer Sharon had been battling for 20+ years. That’s 20 years of motherhood, birthdays, holidays and life laced with…

Fitness with Friends

We all know exercise is important for our health and well-being, but fitting it into our hectic schedules can seem like an exercise in futility. The key to making fitness an inherent part of our busy lives is making it convenient. No one understands this better than the experienced and encouraging fitness staff at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of…

Special Olympics Champ

For just over 5 years, Evan Hodge has been competing in Special Olympics Georgia. A member of Special Olympics Georgia Cobb County, the 28 year old has participated in Special Olympics Georgia’s State Games such as State Summer Games, State Fall Games, State Winter Games and the State Masters Bowling Tournament.

A Dream (Kitchen) Come True

When Johns Creek resident Retta Clark walked into Sewell Appliance in Sandy Springs, she had no idea she would win a gorgeous new 36” Wolf range cooktop. She was one of many Lifestyle Publications readers who entered the giveaway just by stopping in to discuss kitchen renovation plans.

Meet Dr. Morgan

I grew up on my family’s dairy farm in rural Kentucky, where we also grew and harvested tobacco. We had an array of animals, which included Holstein dairy cows (you may be familiar with the breed as the Chick-fil-A cows), draft and pleasure horses, a mule to plow the tobacco fields, chickens, dogs and barn cats. I knew by the…

Cheers and Beers

For die-hard fans, it rarely matters if your favorite Atlanta team is winning or losing--it’s always fun to catch a game with friends at a local restaurant or bar. Most sports fans would agree that as long as there is good food, cold drinks and plenty of televisions, they’re happy. Sandy Springs’ celebrated culinary scene is home to several noteworthy…

Taste the Tapas  

Get out of your ordinary burger-pizza-barbecue rut! Whether it’s date night or girls night out, Eclipse di Luna in Dunwoody is the place to be. It’s no wonder it’s consistently voted one of the top restaurants in Atlanta. Let the live Latin music offered nightly energize you as you nosh on authentic Spanish tapas and creative cocktails. Check out the…

Meet Harrison Heath

Heath was traded to Atlanta United from Orlando City on Dec. 11, 2016. Heath joined Atlanta after spending the previous three seasons with Orlando City. He spent his youth career with the Houston Dynamo and Norwich City before signing with Orlando. Heath is the son of Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath.

When Everything’s Different…Live Like Nothing’s Changed

Eight years ago, Lynn Wyatt’s whole world was turned upside down in a matter of two hours. The Sandy Springs resident and mother of a then 2 year old and 4 year old had just been diagnosed with breast cancer after her first mammogram at the age of 40.

Hey, fashionistas!

When big-time Atlanta fashion journalist and entrepreneur Tova Gelfond (Eide Magazine) paused for a minute to become a mother, we coyly asked if she'd be willing to join our fashion issue as a guest editor. Between moving house (she moved from Sandy Springs to Grant Park recently) and welcoming the precious Ayla, Tova explored a fall fashion outlook for us.…

Polo in the Pines

When sisters Saville and Lilia Sullivan were each diagnosed with different types of brain cancer within three weeks of one another, founders of the Atlanta-based Polo in the Pines organization felt called to help. Polo in the Pines exists to fund specific cancer research and provide family support through an annual charity partner and beneficiary. Saville, 20, and Lilia,17, have…

September 2017 Around Town

Join The Cottage School (TCS) for the annual Cougar Classic Car Artisan Market, Bike and Car Show on Saturday, October 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., held on the TCS campus located at 700 Grimes Bridge Rd. 
in Roswell. The car show, featuring classic cars and bikes will also offer food trucks, entertainment and arts and crafts for sale.…

Books Galore

Attention all book lovers! The AAUW Bookfair, an annual week-long sale of more than 75,000 gently-used, bargain-priced books donated by the public, will be held Monday, September 25 – Sunday, October 1, 2017, in the Dillard area at Perimeter Mall.

A Sunny Day

Anyone who lives in our area has admired the property. The sprawling green lawn. The lengthy circular gravel drive that leads up to one of the most inviting porches in historic Roswell on Canton Street. The gorgeous magnolia trees and ever-blooming hydrangeas. The weddings and parties and events almost every week that even Gatsby himself would be proud of. The…

What’s Next

Winter is coming...and your wardrobe will be ready with these trends that will have you looking stylish from the first sign of leaves falling all the way through the new year.

TOASTING THE TEAM

We sat down with the delightful team at Jewelry Artisans to chat about gorgeous jewelry, fashion and family. PNL: What makes this store so special?

My Tour

As a young girl growing up, not only would I dream of living somewhere warmer than Chicago (Georgia - check!), I would also dream endlessly about being both a mother and a published writer "someday." There I was in my dream, fresh off a private plane from my warm-weather-state-not-Chicago-winter wearing a neon shirt and parachute pants signing books in front…

Northside Hospital: Building stronger, healthier communities

Hospitals are committed to providing the best possible health care to the communities they serve. This is certainly true at Northside Hospital, where their commitment to support healthier patients and create a stronger, healthier community fabric extends beyond the hospital’s walls.

A Flawless Career Choice

Wisely capitalizing on Atlanta’s steady growth economically, socially and physically inside and outside its perimeter, Scott Csaszar made a drastic career change and became an entrepreneur in an industry that had a future just as promising; he became the founder and CEO of Flawless Painting in March of 2000. Now completing its 16th year of beautifying homes and business spaces…

Happy August!

What was your summer job as a teen? I bet you remember those paydays and the purchases, big (college tuition) and small (that sweater) you paid for with your hard-earned bucks. I was a lifeguard and taught swim lessons every summer, staying at the club after closing hours for...more swimming. We salute all the hard-working teens who are back to…

After School at MJCCA

For working parents, managing their kids’ after-school activities, solving transportation needs, and ensuring a safe and fun environment is a juggling act. Monday through Friday can feel more like a three-ring circus. What if there was a way to be at the office, knowing your child will be safely transported to a program with a campus of exciting indoor/outdoor fun,…

Smile, You’re A Senior

Gone are the days when a high school senior had to rely on a five-minute photo shoot by the photographer the school chose for high school photos. Now, seniors want unique photos. They want to showcase their personality. They want to be different and distinctive. And they want to look GOOD.

Pony Up!

With a passion for polo and a desire to give back to the community, Randy and Heather Pullen hosted the first Pony Up For A Cause fundraiser in 2016. They decided to take a leap of faith and use their love for polo in Atlanta to partner with Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities to host the inaugural event held at…

August 2017 Around Town

Every baby born at Northside Hospital is being welcomed with an “Atlanta Braves” beanie and Braves Country birth certificate. The Born a Brave program is part of the Atlanta Braves and Northside Hospital partnership at SunTrust Park. The Braves will supply 24,000 of the caps monogrammed with the Braves script “A.” Northside Hospital, which delivered more than 20,000 babies in…

Listen Up

As summer tapers to a close, all attention shifts to school fever. New backpacks...supplies...new clothes occupy the minds of both parents and children in the weeks leading up to the monumental first day. In the spirit of the season, we asked students, teachers, head masters, and counselors in our community for their tips to ensure a successful school year. Their…

Cool Clubs

Take your seat...class is about to begin! English, math, science and even PE--there’s time in the week for any subject in the book. But, what about the extracurriculars--those outside-the-classroom experiences that could set students apart from the rest and allow them to explore their passions outside of the textbook?

This stellar pickup says to keep on truckin’!

Pickup trucks have become a lot more than just helpful vessels to haul constant loads of weighty cargo and rough it out in demanding work environments. To keep up with today’s automotive trends, accommodations and technology, the 2017 Ram 1500 successfully covers all the bases. With three different engines to choose from, the reviewed muscle-flexing 5.7-liter V8 HEMI will make…

The Inspiring Sullivan Sisters

It’s said the bond between sisters is unbreakable. That holds true for the Sullivan sisters who are three years apart, have strikingly different yet beautiful personalities and, most importantly, share a deep love for one another. In the last several months, however, Saville, 20, and Lilia, 17, have embarked upon an unexpected and challenging journey--but they face it together.

Making Play Count

Meet Raneet and Amit Khurana, proud franchise owners of Primrose School of Sandy Springs South. "We first heard of Primrose Schools in 2008, but our Primrose story got its start in 1999 when we migrated from India to the Atlanta area," says Amit. A few years after their move, they enrolled their daughter, Aarya, in preschool, but were not completely…

Sandy Springs Novelist Draws on Academic Life in Twisty Thriller Debut

Two massive concrete lions have guarded the front entrance to Virginia’s Blackburne School for more than a century. Respected and revered, they symbolize the school’s fiercely-held traditions, especially its honor code. After Matthias Glass confesses his honor code violation to his best friend, Fritz Davenport, they briefly argue before Fritz runs into the woods—and vanishes without a trace.

Mill Glen Does Summer Right

With the weather heating up, so are the sights of summer fashion and fun. In Dunwoody’s own Mill Glen Swim and Tennis Club, it’s hard not to want to drink every drop of summer in with friends and neighbors. The beautiful Mill Glen Swim and Tennis Club offers a variety of amenities and activities including the Olympic size pool, a…

Happy Summer Friends!

I hope this finds you sipping sweet tea in the shade somewhere that makes you feel like a kid again. Isn’t that what summer is all about? Feeling unencumbered and inspired? I thought I’d keep it simple this month and share this recipe from a cookbook I helped edit in the 1990’s when we lived in Hong Kong. It’s a…

Readers Always Come in First

When Van Council of Van Michael Salon and our publisher Jim Newman sat down last year to brainstorm on how to engage you, our readers, they wanted to dream up something special. They called on Buckhead’s most beautiful hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta and the fabulous Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse to collaborate on an exciting project, an unforgettable BuckHaven experience…

Sweet Support

The Capital Grille Buckhead is proud to sponsor Polo in the Pines, benefiting the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Polo in the Pines President Tina Fowler introduced The Capital Grille’s Sales and Market Manager Johanna Lozano to the charity during one of her visits to the restaurant. Over time, Tina and Johanna’s ongoing conversations around the work Polo in the Pines…

July 2017 Around Town

Kendra Scott is a fashion accessories and lifestyle brand of big dreams, colorful confidence, and inspired design. Founded on Family, Fashion and Philanthropy, they believe giving back is the truest form of success. A national charity, a hometown crisis, a local organization, or a friend in need, Kendra Scott always has something to give. The Kendra Scott Avalon team recently…