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.

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…

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?

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…

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

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. 

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?…

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,…

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…

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:

Where To Go In 2018

Here at Lifestyle Publications, we heartily recommend travel to soothe and satisfy. We love a good hotel that pampers thoughtfully. We are happy to share our favorites, coast to coast. Make a plan, pack the mistletoe and have a happy New Year!

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.

Get Out !

Heritage Sandy Springs (HSS) is a community non-profit organization that hosts numerous free and low-cost events throughout the year, from outdoor concerts and festivals to a Farmers Market and more. In the spring of 2017, HSS began looking for other activities that would increase participation and enrichment. At that time, there were not any local guided hikes or an official…

JUST FOR JOCKS

If your New Year's resolutions include a declaration to get off the couch and spend more time away from the computer screen, 2018 might be the perfect year to create a better and healthier you. Living in the South provides a change of seasons, but also 12 months of possible outdoors time to not only explore, but expand our hobbies…

December 2017 Around Town

Join the City of Sandy Springs for a month-long community lighting event, Sparkle Sandy Springs. Set on the Heritage Sandy Springs Entertainment Lawn, the kick-off event on Sunday, December 3, will feature performances from choral groups, a fire pit, refreshments and much more, perfect for an enchanted evening out. The lighted art installation will “wow” families with seven-foot-tall wooden houses painted and…

Brilliant AND Beautiful

When you walk into Deborah Pizzuro’s new, two-story townhome, you don’t automatically see technology oozing out. That’s because you’re not supposed to see it. Instead, you see a lovely, well-decorated home that happens to have tons of “smart” features seamlessly integrated into the décor.

Givers

 Dunwoody  Program Director for 
Leadership Sandy Springs  Where she gives: Dunwoody Nature Center, Community Assistance Center, Rep. Karen Handel’s Service Academy Selection Committee

Give Joy

Morganite and Diamond Dangle Earrings set in 14K Rose Gold from Jewelry Artisans. 4500 Olde Perimeter Way. JewelryArtisans.com/ $1590

December 2017 Lifestyle Letter

 Happy Hols PNL,  It snowed November 4 in Northern Michigan, dusting my old stomping grounds with the promise of the December holidays. Here in Atlanta, I look for fresh magnolia branches tied with red gingham ribbon and outdoor pots puffed up with red dogwood, vine balls, pine boughs, bittersweet, purple pansies, Redbor kale and cabbages to signal the coming of…

Feed Your Soul with Culinary Connections

 “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” —James Beard   The holiday season is always full of families, friends…and food! As an integral part of our cultures, food is so much more than simple sustenance. From family stories retold every year, to the more traditional history of particular foods and why they are part of our heritage and celebrations—our holiday…

Meet Emily Brenner

A lawyer, a rabbi and a shrink walk into a bar.

Tops for 2017

The year 2017 has been an amazing year for automobiles. From impressive compacts with all-electric engines increasing their distance to muscle-flexing pick-ups providing thrills while lugging heavy loads, car enthusiasts will not forget the last 12 months. Besides the automobiles Driver’s Notebook has featured so far in various publications this year, here are a few more that deserve accolades worth mentioning…

Hello PN Friends,

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…

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!

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…

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.

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…

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:

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…