Wine, Dine and Save Marine Life at Georgia Aquarium

Dive into your passion for wine and giving at the 14th annual Aqua Vino at Georgia Aquarium on Friday, October 4, offering an exclusive opportunity to sample more than 150 wines from around the world, indulge in cuisine from more than 40 of Atlanta’s premier restaurants, and directly benefit Georgia Aquarium’s global research and conservation programs. This year Georgia Aquarium’s own…

Act3 Productions Nominated for 38 Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards

Act3 Productions, Sandy Springs’ semi-professional theatre company has been nominated for a record 38 Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre (MAT) Awards, for acting, music direction, choreography, set, costume and light design, as well as directing.

Polo Fashion

All eyes are on Polo in the Pines, October 5 and 6 and everyone here at Lifestyle Publications is thinking about what to wear to the year's most fabulous polo event.

Finding Balance

Our kids are bombarded by messages, images, media and other unseen pressures that can cause confusion, frustration, and upheavals in behavior.  At school, teachers and administrators can be important resources for students as they face the big bad world. In this year’s annual round-up of private schools in Atlanta, we asked about the resources available to kids to help manage…

Goldfish For The Win

Goldfish Swim School understands that trying to raise children while maintaining a busy life schedule can be a real challenge and has developed a solution that both kids and parents love. Newly opened in Sandy Springs, the instructors use guided play to teach children important life skills in a fun and safe environment. There are a variety of different programs and times for busy families…

 Dunwoody Residents Launch Police Foundation

A group of Dunwoody residents announces the formation of the Dunwoody Police Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization dedicated to improving Dunwoody policing by financially supporting the Dunwoody Police Department and its personnel.

Summer Forever

 Meet three camp leaders who make MJCCA summer programs unforgettable.   Susan Berger, Associate Director of Camp Barney Medintz (CBM), the MJCCA’s resident camp, has been an integral part of CBM for 23 summers. “Every camp season I go in knowing this will be the best one yet,” says Berger. “Our exceptional staff is preparing to welcome our campers this summer,…

Our History

A walk through Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park is a walk through the history of Sandy Springs itself. Inside and outside, this Museum and Park holds the gems of a community spirit and continues to deliver today what will be tomorrow’s heritage for all Sandy Springs residents. 

Chicken Love

Have you heard about the Fried Chicken—from Parkwoods? The brand-new restaurant located within the freshly-renovated Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia is helmed by Executive Chef Joe Gentempo. Parkwoods’ menu is filled with timeless and comforting classics rooted in the tradition of regional Southern-American cooking.

Stop Sucking!

Did you know that 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded every day in the United States alone? That’s 175 billion per year.  They go into landfills and litter our waterways and oceans. It takes 200 years for a plastic straw to decompose, and most cannot be recycled. Approximately 1 million seabirds and more than 100,000 marine animals die…

Saluting Strength, Success and Talent

Sandy Springs resident and Cox Media Group consultant Sterling Davis is a dedicated and passionate advocate for Easterseals, having served on the board of directors for the North Georgia affiliate since 1999.  Easterseals, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year is known for its focus on children, a cause close to Davis’ heart.  “Our goal is to ensure that…

Dude Food Nearby

Located just a few minutes south of the Chattahoochee River in Sandy Springs, Pontoon Brewing is a dude haven. The brewery is a neighborhood happy hour hotspot equipped with expertly crafted brews that pack a serious punch. The “Pontoon Lifestyle” is the idea of escaping the daily stresses and relaxing on a pontoon boat. For those unfamiliar, a Pontoon boat…

The Well Read Gentleman

 Novels  Non-fiction  Celebrity Memoirs

Backyard, Your Way

A backyard can be a place to grill out and fight off mosquitoes, or it can serve as a veritable oasis. When it comes to creating an outdoor living experience that comfortably welcomes friends and family during the summer and year-round, think beyond the grass and consider incorporating elements that turn your humble backyard into an entertainment and relaxation station.

Rock On

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth edition of Sandy Springs’ lauded “Food That Rocks” event. Set to return to the Green at City Springs on Saturday, June 8, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. (with VIP early access), the event is a celebration of the community’s bustling dining scene.

Time is Money: Creative MedSpa Knows How to Slow Down Aging

When it comes to self-care, we are all searching for genuine results. Creative MedSpa strives to meet the demands of the modern, forward-thinking men and women of Atlanta by combining the luxury of Hollywood’s celebrity skin therapy with practical, personalized treatment plans.

Unblocking Your Creativity

How long have you been teaching at Spruill?  This September it’s going to be 4 years, oh how time flies! I still remember vividly my very first workshop at Spruill, some of the students from that class are still taking my classes regularly. Spruill is the first art center where I taught painting in a class format, and for that reason it’s…

Eco-Living Inspiration

From cleaning to decor and design, these books can help you reduce waste and daily chemical exposures while living a more sustainable and intentional lifestyle.

Growing Grocery Store Food

The second grader was not impressed. The previous fall, his elementary school had become a Project Learning Garden school with the Captain Planet Foundation, and all winter he and his classmates had watched the tops of root vegetables grow. Random, bushy, green things that were not interesting in the least. Now it was spring, and his teacher was insisting that…

Let the Sunshine In

While we often focus on the big changes we can make in our home, sometimes it’s smaller ones that make all the difference. Window treatments are one of those things. New blinds can improve your daily life, lower your energy bills, and keep your family safer, too. Plus, they can make your home look fantastic.

Toccoa River House

“Your house is gorgeous!” called a kayaker as she floated down the wide heavenly slice of the Toccoa River on Labor Day last year.  “Thank you!” I replied from my adirondack perched on the sun-dappled riverbank lawn of the 8,000-square-foot home, its expansive bank of windows reflecting the mellow holiday river scene. My husband smiled. 

Arnette’s Chop Shop

Even with a heavy downpour on a Wednesday evening, Word Of Mouth Restaurants Group co-founder Michel Arnette still has a houseful to happily tend to in his newest of four dining concepts, Arnette’s Chop Shop nestled off Brookhaven’s Apple Valley Road. 

Restoring Hair and Confidence

John Williamson hadn’t realized he was losing his hair until his wife took pictures of him at a brownie-eating contest at a festival. His head was down, and he came face-to-scalp with his thinning hair.

Dunwoody’s Clint Harp of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper”

When Floor & Decor brings you the 41st Atlanta Home Show March 22-24 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, the annual event will offer attendees the opportunity to interact with hundreds of home improvement exhibitors, sample and see products demonstrated, enjoy live radio broadcasts and hear from a roster of expert speakers.  This year’s celebrity speaker is home-grown HGTV success story,…

Unraveling Fiber Arts with the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

Founded in 1955, the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild allows fiber enthusiasts to gather, exchange ideas, learn new techniques through workshops and classes, and get inspired. Located in the North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center – the same building as Spruill Center for the Arts – the guild welcomes novices, experienced artists and anyone with a curiosity about the craft to explore its…

Susie Stern, Laura Davis Shainker and Deb Rosenbury Present “Shared Space”

Fine arts painters Susie Stern of Dunwoody, Laura Davis Shainker of Sandy Springs and Deb Rosenbury of Marietta, have teamed up to present “Shared Space,” a gallery exhibit and sale of their oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings at Gallery 4945 at Highpoint Episcopal Community Church (HECC) in Sandy Springs.  The church is located at 4945 Highpoint Road in Sandy Springs and…

The Perfect Romantic Getaway: The Henderson Park Inn

As we all know, there’s no shortage of places to stay along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. But even if you’ve been going to the Gulf Coast your whole life, you may not have experienced a place quite like this. A corner of heaven, the Henderson Park Inn provides the rare chance to truly relax. This intimate bed &…

The Sandy Springs Society Gifts $3.75 Million Locally Over 30-Year History

By giving more than $3.75 million during its 30 years of service, The Sandy Springs Society has generously supported a variety of organizations that serve in the areas of the arts, heritage, environmental initiatives, education, social services and more in Sandy Springs.

Fit Fun in the New Year

Meet  Erin Murray - Move and Learn teacher at  St. Luke's Little Saints - Presbyterian Church

Fitness Gadgets You’ll Want in Your Bag for 2019

Thinking about your New Year's Resolutions for 2019? If one of yours includes trying a new sport or devoting more time to an existing endeavor, several new items available now provide exciting and enriching options. Whether you are a weekend warrior, looking to tone up, recover from an injury or shed a few holiday pounds, any of these products would be a…

Squeezing In a Healthy 2019

 Press Blend Squeeze - Superfoods & Juicery  5527 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Dunwoody, GA 30038  PressBlendSqueeze.com

The Nice List

What's on your holiday list this year? These are not the gifts you plan to give away to friends and family, but rather the ones you actually want to receive! Tech gifts for the home? Luxury gifts to make you feel pampered? Delicious ones to fill your belly? Gifts to inspire creativity? We've got you covered! 

Remembering, With Love

 Colleen Finn is obsessed with people’s stories.   How couples meet. The path that leads to the altar. Lives well lived.  Recently her focus has turned to capturing the memories, for friends and family, of those who have passed. 

Bright and Merry

Take one look in Diane Johnson Interiors' Johns Creek store, and it's as if every single one of your creative dreams has magically swirled into reality. The holiday magic... the intricate hues... the way Diane Johnson herself has curated some of the most beautiful gifts and items that would help any home or hostess shine... It's almost like the elves themselves…

(Not) Home for the Holidays

As many of us are busy this month making Thanksgiving plans to see friends and family, it’s also important to remember not everyone is able to go home for the holidays.  Especially the incredible members of the City of Sandy Springs Fire Station, many of whom have to work during the holidays in order to protect our community.  This month,…

Celebrating Storytelling

From October 30 to November 18, 2018, the Book Festival of the MJCCA will celebrate 27 years of bringing culture and conversation to the Southeast. 

Volunteering 4 Ways

These fine organizations are all based nearby or have strong ties to our community and were nominated by our readers, editorial team or friends of the magazine. Why not bring a meaningful conversation about volunteering to your Thanksgiving table this year. 

The Springs Cinema & Taphouse

Who doesn’t love going to the movie theaters with the super comfy recliners, reserved seating, and get this… heated seats!  Many of us were recently excited when the old LaFont theater was purchased by Brandt Gully, an East Cobb resident, and saw a complete overhaul to turn a beloved local spot into one of the premiere cinemas in Atlanta that…

Collaborate for Sweet Success

While a grass roots idea plants the seed, it is through the power of partnerships we discover our true potential.  

A Journalist’s Journal: My Love for Shooting Food

I have been blessed with the opportunity to document some of the most wondrous things God has provided worldwide via writing, video, and one of my favorite hobbies, photography. I mostly shoot interiors of buildings, people, beer, cars, landscapes…you name it. However, perhaps my favorite subject is food. Coming from a lineage of chefs in my family, being a proud…

Take the Day Off

For the better part of three hours standing in the middle of the gin-clear Noontootla Creek in Blue Ridge, I was laser focused on a 2-inch piece of green yarn. I’d glance up occasionally for a new cast, looking for foam or those treasure troves of cold dark water. My guide David Hulsey was patient, then pushy when that green…

Music to your Mouth

Low Country hospitality, dancing under the stars to familiar bluegrass favorites, succulent wood fire-roasted oysters plucked from the adjoining May River and bacon cured in the Smoky Mountains perfectly paired with Charleston’s best bourbon. For 12 years, a mighty crescendo has been building, as the South’s favorite music and food festival, Music To Your Mouth, lights up Palmetto Bluff. 

Gold Calling

 Article Valerie Shepherd | Photography Provided  "My pieces make a journey from my head, to my heart, to my hands, to meet and match your soul."  There's just something about the bright colors that remind you of water, the beach, ancient treasures, and the vibrant Caribbean that call to the soul.  And Buckhead's own Andrea Becker, goldsmith and creator behind Andrea…

Insta-Fabulous

 Article Maria Smith  Insta-fun! Insta-fashion! Insta-FABULOUS! We love these six unique, engaging and chic Instagramers, all whom call Metro Atlanta home. Whether running marathons, running to class, or just running errands with the kids, they are stylish, hip and seem to be effortlessly fashionable.   From those who favor bold colors, to the ones who want to rip trends from the runway, to the classic, Southern…

A Heavenly Closet

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Sometimes, one of the best features of a home can be found behind closed doors.  In the case of this recently sold, an amazing closet is one of the most memorable features of this Perimeter area home.  Lindsay Levin is  Luxury Collection Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway and she brought this outstanding closet to our attention…

Cooking for a Cause

Sandy Springs and Dunwoody residents raised funds during a fun evening of culinary camaraderie and competition at Team Building with Taste to benefit The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation, which helps remove financial barriers for low income breast cancer patients in beginning and successfully completing their treatment.

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.…

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. …

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…