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.…

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.…

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?

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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?

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

From Farmer’s Market Beginnings

Based in Dunwoody, Emily G’s Jams of Love has grown from its humble beginning of selling four jam flavors at a farmers market in 2008, to currently selling 18 jams, sauces and relish, with a presence in 28 states. Despite the expanding demand, owner Jennifer Burns still makes the jams using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and tests recipes in her…

Stick it to ‘em!

Here are two automobiles—the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and 2017 Focus RS—that are not only stellar buys, but come with a manual transmission for the true driving experience.

Remembering Service

To celebrate Independence Day, we asked some of the residents from Somerby Sandy Springs to share a memory of their time serving our great country. These men and women remain busy and engaged at this lovely community, and we were lucky to catch up with them one afternoon. Meet these heroes, who live among us.

Five Places to Stay Cool

Summer is at its sweltering height in July. The obvious way to escape the Georgia heat is to relax in a lounge chair by the pool with a cool drink in hand. But after a while, you get antsy for a little bit more than just hanging out in the water. When that happens, here are five places to stay…

Best Summer Reads

After you’ve packed the cooler and the sunscreen, you’re probably looking for a great summer read to add to your beach bag. Whether you want lighthearted humor, heart racing thrills, or Old Hollywood glamour, we’ve got the perfect book for you. Here are six new releases that everyone will be talking about this season.

Sophomore’s Summer Playlist

I made this playlist two days after completing my second year at college. Sitting in the passenger seat on the way home, I added more than 70 songs to a playlist as the 1996 Chevy Suburban, that would later break down in Indianapolis, schlepped along the weathered Midwestern freeway. With each song I placed, I remembered the moment that was…

Happy June, Guys!

Last month, we celebrated my beautiful niece’s engagement in Asheville with family and her incoming in-laws. My husband and his brother (the father of the bride) were shushed a few times by other members of the family who could see the trajectory of the night. They were two wound up New Jersey bulls in a china shop. Luckily my niece…

Best Of Awards Party

Congratulations to the readers choice award winners who partied at the Square One Apartments in Sandy Springs last month. Fabulous food by Talk of the Town, swag by RC Engravables. Look for the BEST OF logo where you do business and congratulate them. Photography by Fredrik Brauer.

25 Years of Nature

For 25 years, the Dunwoody Nature Center has been a feather in Dunwoody’s cap. Built by volunteers in the mid-1970s, the Nature Center has since grown to feature several camps, education programs, and events on which the Dunwoody community thrives. The Dunwoody Nature Center plans to celebrate its Silver Jubilee with 25 small, custom celebrations, due to last the entirety…

June 2017 Around Town

Don’t miss your chance to see some of Andy Warhol’s most iconic works of art, on view this summer only at the High Museum of Art. Featuring more than 200 works, including his famous screenprint portfolios Marilyn Monroe (1967), Campbell’s Soup I (1968), Electric Chair (1971), and Mao (1972), the exhibition takes you on a journey through the late 20th…

Dunwoody Scouts

Dunwoody's Pack 494 Cub Scouts hosted their annual Blue & Gold Banquet at the Mill Glen Swim & Tennis Clubhouse. More than 40 families were in attendance to celebrate the American Treasures theme, highlighting the charitable efforts of the Pack with dancing, games and a cake competition.

Nature Celebrated

More than 400 guests attended the Dunwoody Nature Center's Monarchs & Margaritas, with music by Wesley Cook, tapas by Alon's, margaritas and mojitos. The evening was sponsored by Oldcastle and SCUF Gaming and raised more than $100,000 for the Center and scholarships for Title I school field trips. DunwoodyNature.org

Cars & ‘Q 2017

The 8th annual Cars & 'Q charity car show celebrated a sold-out crowd on April 29th! Thanks to the incredible support of our community, the event raised a whopping $324,918 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

Love the skin you’re in

Imagine a lakeside setting. A building overlooks tranquill water, and a patient arrives for a session at an aesthetics center. The patient emerges from the car, enters the well-appointed lobby and checks in with the professional staff. Imagine the patient waiting to be called back, sitting by large windows perusing a magazine, or texting with a friend about how excited…

For Pops

Keep Dad busy by having him craft his favorite type of beer with his own hands thanks to John Palmer’s highly anticipated fourth edition of his How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time series. Breaking down everything concisely from what ingredients to use, to equipment, water treatment, recipes, techniques and style perfection, this…

Happy Father’s Day, Mr. Mayor

This is Rusty Paul's fourth Father's Day as Sandy Springs Mayor. He and his wife, Jan, are parents of five adult children and attend Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. We caught up with Mayor Paul and asked him a few questions about his family, his father and his city.

Honey of a Restaurant

It’s rare to find a truly delicious menu that crosses traditional Southern fare with modern touches, but Tupelo Honey has achieved it. Though located in the busy Gateway shopping center in Sandy Springs, Tupelo Honey exudes a welcoming warmth that echoes its Southern roots. A hanging wall of screen doors greets you when you enter, as does a beautiful stained…

Stephanie P. Graham: Khaleesi of Volunteering

Stephanie P. Graham is a mother, Solicitor of Sandy Springs, a Leadership Sandy Springs Ambassador and a candidate to become the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Woman of the Year. Graham began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity at the age of 14, through New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Her mother was also an avid volunteer, and still mentors…

The All-New 2017 Land Rover Discovery

To showcase the durability and versatility of their new, completely remodeled 2017 Discovery, Land Rover confidently invited auto journalists worldwide to drive their highly-anticipated SUV on some of the most challenging surfaces Mother Nature could craft. Taking on Utah's various landscapes—from the rugged terrain of Canyon Point to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes alongside dune buggies—the fifth-generation Discovery successfully confirmed…

Happy Father’s Day

That's little Brooks in the wagon. Brooks is now a big brother to Larson. Dean and Ingrid live in Mill Glen with the boys and their neighbor is Lifestyle Publications' photographer Nicole Stephens who took this lovely shot. We're so pleased that Nicole introduced us to the Hudson family and that they agreed to share thoughts on why they chose…

Hello, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody

At the turn of the last century, Americans started to warm to the idea of taking a vacation. While their work ethics were stronger than ever, Americans needed structure to their holidays, purpose to their play. In 1874, American Methodists founded Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly in New York. The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association in Oak Bluffs was the…

Dr. Lile Welcomed

Aesthetic Specialty Centre welcomed Dr. Laura Lile to the med spa practice with a special event. She specializes in wellness and anti-aging, bioidentical hormone replacement, non-invasive treatments and more. 30% off sunscreens and complimentary skin cancer screening for readers in May, Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. ASC-PSD.com

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May 2017 Around Town

The Mercedes-Benz USA team celebrated a milestone on March 30 as the final steel beam was installed at the new headquarters currently under construction in Sandy Springs at 6480 Barfield Road. The new $93 million headquarters building, opening in early 2018, will house as many as 1,000 MBUSA employees. The luxury auto-maker relocated to its new home in Atlanta from…