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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…

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,…

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

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…

Men Outstanding in Their Field

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

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…

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…

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. 

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. 

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.

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?

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…

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. 

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,…

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!

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

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…

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.

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. 

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…

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?

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…