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…

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…

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

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

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

Men Outstanding in Their Field

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

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…

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…

Incredible Women

 Article and Photography  SuperMom & Volunteer  Beth Boatwright, Emory University School of Medicine

Friends Forever

 Article Sue G Collins | Photography Sue G. Collins, Rob Tipton  Without missing a beat, my sweet friend Melissa invited our daughter to live with them for her senior year when we up and moved to Atlanta. She didn't do it because we were friends. She did it for Jane. Melissa's sincere outpouring of generosity and hospitality runs deep. She…

Designing Woman

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Nicole Stephens  Janis Sundquist’s tools of the trade are her measuring tape, color deck and phone. “I’m taking photos constantly and turn to Pinterest too for inspiration.” With a degree from American Intercontinental University in Atlanta and time abroad in London and studying interior design and architecture at Loyola Rome center and Cite University…

A Community Jewel

 Article Sue G Collins | Photography Bubba Carr  After many years as a visual artist working in large-scale paper and mixed media, Susan Saul of Sandy Springs came home to metalsmithing about 16 years ago. Her creative time is split between teaching at Spruill Center for the Arts and her studio. With a personal goal to spend 20-30 hours a…

Spring Cleaning Counts

 Article Bo Gibbs | Photography Christy Lee  Spring is here and If you tackle your finances like your spring cleaning chores,, you should be in a much clearer financial position. I say clearer, not necessarily better, because before you can move forward, especially in finances, you need to know where you are right now. Here’s my suggested financial spring cleaning “to do”…

Holly and her daughters’ Favorite Things

 Article Sue G. Collins  Hannah's favorite t-shirts-light, sporty and have a flattering cut.  REI.com or 1800 NE Expy NE, $19.95

May 2018 Around Town

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Happy May!

When it come to girlfriends, I’m the luckiest. I hit the jackpot. I have CrossFit girlfriends, summer/lake girlfriends, church girlfriends, journalist girlfriends, neighborhood girlfriends and sister-in-law girlfriends. We have to all work hard to stay close. It’s not easy. And, when we meet after long stretches of time apart, I’m quickly reminded who I am … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Mart Open to Public You’re invited to Shop the Mart! Come explore all of the latest trends in fashion jewelry and accessories, as well as the best selection and deals on fine jewelry and diamonds. On Floor 6, you’ll find over 50 showrooms featuring loose diamonds, gold and fine jewelry, watches, and menswear. On Floor 7, another … Continued

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 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…

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…

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…

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. …

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.

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. 

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…

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…

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.

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. 

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.

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…

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.

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.

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. 

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?

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

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…

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…

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. 

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…

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. 

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 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.