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…

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

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

“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…

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 

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…

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

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,…

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.…

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…

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…

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

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  

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…

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…

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

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”…

May 2018 Around Town

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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

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

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…

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. 

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.

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.

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.