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…

For Pops

Keep Dad busy by having him craft his favorite type of beer with his own hands thanks to John Palmer’s highly anticipated fourth edition of his How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time series. Breaking down everything concisely from what ingredients to use, to equipment, water treatment, recipes, techniques and style perfection, this…

Happy Father’s Day, Mr. Mayor

This is Rusty Paul's fourth Father's Day as Sandy Springs Mayor. He and his wife, Jan, are parents of five adult children and attend Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. We caught up with Mayor Paul and asked him a few questions about his family, his father and his city.

3-day Appalachia hike

There’s a quiet in the deep woods. A natural hush under the canopy of trees, amid fallen branches, scattered rocks, lush ferns, multi-hued mushrooms, and broken tree stumps. Walking where the only interruptions are snapping twigs, chirping birds, rustling leaves touches the soul.

Africa, Through My Lens

My husband and I went to Africa in 2016 to celebrate our 40th birthdays. I have been to Africa four times prior to this trip, but never with my husband, and never to this game park. I planned the trip start to finish to make it perfect for us. We started our trip in Nairobi, Kenya, to see my cousins…

Hong Kong’s Alluring Aberdeen

The hustle and bustle of Hong Kong is nearly inescapable. Organized chaos lives along the elevated walkways of Central Hong Kong and the neon-hued streets of Lan Kwai Fong. A moment to oneself seems a rarity, as does avoiding the onslaught of rush hour traffic. On the other side of Hong Kong Island, away from the skyscrapers and malls laced…

Best Of Perimeter North

We asked you to tell us where you shop, eat, play, stay healthy and get 'er done. We heard from more than 4,000 readers and friends in the nomination round and 8,000 who chimed in to vote for the Best Of PNL. We're delighted to bring you this year's winners and the runners up, who also deserve some love. Look…

Sweet Givers

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, invites volunteers across the country to take a “stand” against childhood cancer when Alex’s Lemonade Days returns June 3-11.

Happy 4th Birthday PNL

Four years ago, this magazine was hatched. We've had a blast covering stories about our Dunwoody and Sandy Springs neighbors, the growth of our community and the generous acts that make this Perimeter North community so special. Cheers to our publisher, Jim Newman, who brings us all together, laughing all the way.

Eat Dessert First at Alon’s

Alon’s Bakery & Market - Dunwoody has become a neighborhood oasis, offering a convenient location to host a business meeting, enjoy a casual lunch on the outdoor patio, or to scheme and plan a fun date night, strolling through the market. Alon’s offers a few items dining options specific to the Dunwoody location, including artisan wood-fired pizzas, all natural local…

Appy Meals

It seems like we rely on apps for everything from the weather to traffic, so why not rely on apps to help you find or cook food? We’ve tested six apps that will make finding a place to eat out or a recipe to cook at home an easy decision. Download and you'll be on your way to a satisfying…

Cars and Cash

We love it when road trips have a theme and our recent trip to Nashville and Bowling Green certainly had it — Cars! Just south of Nashville is the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant where free tours are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Altima, Maxima, LEAF, Pathfinder, Rogue and Infiniti QX60 are manufactured here. In fact, about 640,000 vehicles…

Packaging Love

The Packaged Good is a non-profit storefront in Dunwoody that empowers kids to do good. They host drop-in events, meetings and parties for kids, families and friends to gather and compile, decorate and personalize care packages for people in need. Empowering kids to do good while inspiring the next generation of giving, Whether it’s giving to our armed forces, homeless…

Office Space

The Dunwoody Nature Center is often referred to as the crown jewel of Dunwoody parks, and Wildcat Creek is the shining gem of that crown. The creek is literally the introduction point for thousands of children each year to the wonders of nature and to an understanding of their small place in the larger world. The restoration project has corrected…

A different type of ‘hybrid’: Muscle Car meets SUV

In common terms, the “hybrid” badge refers to the combination of both electric and gas in a vehicle, but in the case of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, it has been reinvented to mean muscle car meets SUV. For the individual who wants power, luxury and stunning looks enjoyed by up to four other thrill-seeking adults, the hunt is…