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…

Looking Back

Personal fitness continues to play an important role in most of our lives, thanks to the numerous workout options, technological innovations, high-tech sports gear, and, let's be truthful, social media. All this spinning, running, lifting, climbing and stretching takes a toll on the body with symptoms ranging from aching joints to limited ranges of motion, back pain, hip issues and…

2017 Lifestyle Pubs All-Star Team

Meet the team, from left to right, back row first. We are in awe of these girls. They work hard in the classroom, in the community and at practice. We asked about their go-to protein snack, their guiding light, their advice to young athletes and about their lucky charm. Meet the team!

GETTING LUCKY

Winter is a stressful season. With gift shopping behind us, wanting to self-indulge is understandable but budgeting finances can be tricky. To satiate those feel-good needs, here are a 10 of my favorite skin healing and enhancing products under $10. Enjoy!

Givers

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is very proud to acknowledge Amy Rubin’s long-term commitment to the agency. She and her husband, Philip, founded the Harvey Rubin Scholarship Award in 2002 in memory of Philip’s father. This merit-based scholarship award recognizes the outstanding leadership of a high school senior in the Atlanta Jewish community. The scholarship award helps…

Inspired Giving

To alleviate your shopping woes, our lifestyle, auto and beer expert Dennis Malcolm Byron (aka Ale Sharpton) has compiled an eclectic list of awesome gifts no one would turn down. Happy Holidays!

Gifts To Go

Paddle in the moonlight. Hike to scenic overlooks that reveal three states. Discover hidden trails and history. Georgia State Parks’ hosts ranger-led events at parks across the state, giving you a chance to experience the lesser-known parts of the park. Re-live your childhood and climb in the trees--attached safely with the rope-- at Panola Mountain State Park or paddle under…

Book Fest on 25th Chapter

The Book Festival of the MJCCA will celebrate 25 years of bringing culture and conversation to the greater Atlanta community Best in Literary Voices early this month. Each year, the Book Festival's exceptional repertoire has something to offer all book lovers, bringing more than 13,000 members of the community together to meet, listen to, and engage with their favorite local,…

Making an Impression

Reclaimed Wood is from Georgia Reclaimed. The barn wood on the waiting room beams, foyer trim, and mirror trim is from an early 1900’s barn in Kentucky. The shelving in the waiting room is a corral board from a mid 1900's horse farm in Massachusetts. Accessories from Antiques & Collectibles of Dahlonega, Atlanta Vintage Books, Broad Street Antique Mall (Chamblee),…

Kitchens That Make The Cook Look Marvelous

Glasses of wine clinked, conversation filled the air, and delectable hors d'oeuvres were passed during the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest announcement at its stunning Southeast showroom headquarters in Buckhead.

Ale’s Draft Pick

As a dedicated beer writer, consultant, judge, show host, lecturer and sincere advocate under the alias Ale Sharpton, picking my favorite beer can always be a challenge due to constant introductions of new additions. Thanks to the craft beer boom especially throughout the last decade, bars, retailers and restaurants are beginning to truly appreciate the vast tasting profiles ales and…

Necessary Noodles

The restaurant scene here in the northern reaches of Atlanta is bustling, and that competition can be fierce. That means that in a race to be the first and get to market earliest, restaurants — always worried about the competition — will often try to open as quickly as they can. But that can mean restaurants in their early days…

Promising Polo

Polo in the Pines, October 8 and 9, will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer’s work, honoring Lacey JoLynn Johnson and Matthew Willis. Join us for Saturday’s fast-paced matches, a silent auction punctuated with craft cocktails and cuisine from our favorite restaurants. For Sunday’s new Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, the ponies will be back, with bloody marys, the best brunch bites and…

Coaches Rule

Brian Krehmeyer is one of Dunwoody’s most beloved coaches. Brian grew up here and lives in Dunwoody with his wife Susannah and ten year old twin boys. His eyes well up when speaking of coming full circle - having attended Dunwoody High School with a dream of someday being a coach, and realizing that dream today. Marching in the local…

Van Michael Goes Global

Every spring for the last 14 years, the Van Michael Salon leadership team does their part to create international goodwill by sharing tricks of the trade and latest trends with stylists who come all the way from Japan to learn from these experts.

Dunwoody Runner Leads the Charge

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the Sandy Springs-based Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is honoring local families with a celebratory 5K fun run at Piedmont Park. The community is invited to join this year’s Teal Trot on September 10, which will honor ovarian cancer patients and survivors and raise funds for GOCA’s statewide education and awareness efforts. Presented…

Learning to Learn

Beth Ardell and Susie McDaniel were like so many moms. Their kids were having trouble learning and they couldn’t find the right help. Eventually, they realized that metro Atlanta didn’t have anything that would tackle the core reasons why their kids were struggling — until they heard about LearningRx, which was founded by Dr. Ken Gibson more than 25 years…

Looking Back, 
Paying it Forward

We asked some of the schools in our area what notable milestones they hit last year on campus and what priority they will put on community service in the 2016-17 school year.

The 
Better-For-You 
Baker

Can you think of many things in life better than sinking your teeth into a warm, gooey, fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie? Well, maybe one thing: knowing that the warm and gooey cookie is made with “better for you ingredients.” But making such a cookie can be a hassle. Rounding up all the ingredients that go into making a “better for…

Three Trails, Three Ways

Within 20 minutes of the Perimeter, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is a recreational paradise with hiking, biking and running trails for any outdoor lover. With more than 50 miles of trails, how do you decide where to go? Print a trail map from the National Park Service website (NPS.org) and hit the trail. Share your happy trails on…

Luxe Pools

Growing up, we belonged to a family swim club a few miles down a country road from our suburban Michigan home. To get there, I’d have to wait for my dad to get home from work (he swam slow and methodical laps during adult swim) or do more than my required list of chores to earn my mom’s attention for…

Sweeter Summer Slumber

For many people, making the bed is a chore. And if we’re being honest, it’s at the bottom of the chore food chain, reserved for the last 5 minutes before flying out the door. For others, making the bed is a reoccurring line item on a New Year’s resolution checklist that quickly catches dust. And, on a sunny summer morning…

For Brooklyn Cafe’s Trump, Fathering is Main Course

Off the beaten path in Sandy Springs, sits Brooklyn Café – a restaurant serving up “contemporary neighborhood cuisine.” Owned by Jeff Trump and Mike Horosh, with Trump frequently in the kitchen, the charming restaurant has something frequently overlooked by many: the chef is also a dad. Being a dad is a full time job, but for chef’s it’s a particularly…

Making a Gentleman

Shot on location at Westside Ironworks. We wanted to introduce Perimeter North to another cool shopping area ITP. Go Explore! In July 2013, Westside Ironworks, LLC was formed to acquire the old site of Ironworks International, Inc. Principals Frank Buonanotte and Jeff Stein wield decades of commercial real estate experience. The Westside Ironworks redevelopment transforms the former site of Iron-Works…

Once Upon a Cane

Dr. Gregory House used one. Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt walked through history with one. Charlie Chaplin expressed himself with one. Fred Astaire danced with one. Emory Mullings of Sandy Springs collects them.

Keep Calm and Carry On

We would follow Robanne Schulman anywhere - to the beach (she'll pack sensational sunglasses), overseas (she will find us a small but mighty suitcase), on a cruise with the family (watch her chose smart but sexy shoes and a sleek travel jacket with many pockets). The personal stylist from Buckhead says, "when traveling, I always use a carry on, because…

Five Must-see Museums

Laura Flusche, Ph.D. serves as executive director of the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) and has been a member of the MODA staff since 2010. Prior to joining MODA, Laura lived for 15 years in Rome, Italy, where she served as assistant academic dean for an American academic program and was part of an excavation team working on the Palatine…

A Beautiful World

Kauai coastline taken during the 60 minute "Kauai Grand" deluxe helicopter tour of Kauai with Island Helicopters. Christy Lee

Tenacity and Resourcefulness Make Hope Award Winner

Jeff Wigbels is a long time surfer, triathlete, marathon runner, golfer and skier. He never played football. Yet when he refers to one of the most important persons in his life, he calls Dr. Roy S. Herbst, his “quarterback.” It was this energetic quarterback who led the powerful offense on Jeff’s battle against stage four non-smoker lung cancer, making accurate…

What’s SUP with Heather Frogge

When I did one of my first standup paddle board races two years ago, The Toona Challenge, I remember watching an adorable and athletic Heather Frogge paddle past me (quickly), smiling all the way to her first place finish. She loves this relatively new sport, and it shows with every stroke on her SUP. Heather works in Sandy Springs and…