Hey, fashionistas!

When big-time Atlanta fashion journalist and entrepreneur Tova Gelfond (Eide Magazine) paused for a minute to become a mother, we coyly asked if she'd be willing to join our fashion issue as a guest editor. Between moving house (she moved from Sandy Springs to Grant Park recently) and welcoming the precious Ayla, Tova explored a fall fashion outlook for us.…

Happy August!

What was your summer job as a teen? I bet you remember those paydays and the purchases, big (college tuition) and small (that sweater) you paid for with your hard-earned bucks. I was a lifeguard and taught swim lessons every summer, staying at the club after closing hours for...more swimming. We salute all the hard-working teens who are back to…

Happy Summer Friends!

I hope this finds you sipping sweet tea in the shade somewhere that makes you feel like a kid again. Isn’t that what summer is all about? Feeling unencumbered and inspired? I thought I’d keep it simple this month and share this recipe from a cookbook I helped edit in the 1990’s when we lived in Hong Kong. It’s a…

Happy June, Guys!

Last month, we celebrated my beautiful niece’s engagement in Asheville with family and her incoming in-laws. My husband and his brother (the father of the bride) were shushed a few times by other members of the family who could see the trajectory of the night. They were two wound up New Jersey bulls in a china shop. Luckily my niece…

Hello, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody

At the turn of the last century, Americans started to warm to the idea of taking a vacation. While their work ethics were stronger than ever, Americans needed structure to their holidays, purpose to their play. In 1874, American Methodists founded Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly in New York. The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association in Oak Bluffs was the…

Congratulations Sandy Springs and Dunwoody

We are thrilled to present our first ever "Best Of" issue, teeming with 50 fabulous businesses that you have chosen as your favorites. We were bowled over to see the tally, more than 8,000 of you chiming in to vote for the shops and services that you visit most often. More than 4,000 people visited our website in January for…

Happy March

My sweet mom used to remind us, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Growing up in Michigan, we hoped and prayed that was true. By March, we’d had it with shoveling, muddy icicles mucking up wheel wells, freezing grey days and the lack of sunshine. Here in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, March will mostly…

Greetings friends!

My dad was a small business owner and entrepreneur, working with the Detroit automotive industry for nearly 50 years. His plant did vacuum metalizing and injection molding for the Big Three, cranking out tens of thousands shiny silver Chrysler logos for sedan dashboards, long plastic swooshes for exterior trim on Ford station wagons and occasionally working with a pal to…

Happy New Year

I admit it. I got emotionally involved with one of the stories in this month’s Health & Fitness issue. I got too close. I was a nervous mess before the photo shoot, with butterflies doing a number, my head swimming. Athletes. Dedication, finesse, strength, success.

Happy Holidays

We had a blast shooting this month's feature, "Givers," beautiful portraits by Fredrik Brauer of four people from the community who make giving a priority. Our Givers arrived at the lovely Westin Atlanta Perimeter North (Concourse Parkway) and were greeted by the friendly staff who swept us all off our feet, up to the 2-story suite overlooking the little lake…

November 2016 Lifestyle Letter

I love the cooler weather, don’t you? Last month, we spent a lot of time outside, at Polo in the Pines (raising tens of thousands for CURE Childhood Cancer) and the (free) Friday Night Hike at the Dunwoody Nature Center. I enjoyed meeting so many of you at these events and look forward to more new friendships in the community.…

Stomp the divots with me!

I admit, when we first joined forces with Sean O’Keefe Events, Tina Fowler and the team at Polo in the Pines (October 8 and 9), I panicked. What to wear? How to behave? What is a divot and how does one stomp upon it? 

At the shoot for this month’s feature, Promising Polo, I met players and ponies, sampled the…

Hello Sandy Springs and Dunwoody

Coaches are my heroes. They love their sport, their competitors and communities. In this month's super sporty issue, you'll meet three Dunwoody and Sandy Springs residents who make coaching a priority. Brian Krehmeyer is the head basketball coach at the Wesleyan School. Claudiu Vidulescu is Head Coach with the U.S. Cliimbing Team and Liz Kennedy coaches the varsity girls basketball…

Hello Sandy Springs and Dunwoody,

Starting school in August cheats summer. Growing up in the Midwest, we started back after Labor Day, which signaled the end of fun and the beginning of something less fun.

Happy July

We’ve put together a July issue packed with love, for summer. Alexa Lampasona went the distance and brought us “Three Trails, Three Ways,” for biking, hiking and running on trails around the Perimeter. Most of these paths are shady and offer an opportunity to dip your roasting toes into a cool river or lake, so get outside this month!

Hello, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody!

The perks of this job are numerous. Last month, I travelled to Jacksonville, FL with a pack of regional and national journalists and we surfed, golfed, paddled, kayaked, made candy, toured a century-old underground bank vault, and sipped and savored the flavors of a city building itself up around a fine riverfront and nearby welcoming coastline. The enthusiasm and energy…

Hello

You might want to visit Natural Beauty Spa Boutique at Perimeter Mall before your next trip to stock up on creams and serums to keep your skin healthy while you travel. Ask for Ofir and he will give you a special treat when you mention you're a Perimeter North Lifestyle reader. The Blue Pearl eye products from Oceane are under…

It’s spring!

Happy third anniversary to us! We are thankful for your readership during the last three years and are ready for many more! We have a busy month, and know you do, too.

Hello, Culture Vultures!

When my kids "discovered" vinyl, their lives changed. All three now have turntables and are building their own collections. Cool. Sound familiar? What was your first album? I had four much older brothers, teenage rebels in the late 60s and 70s. We had crates and crates full of records in our rec room. The turntable was off-limits to the little…

Hello, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.

Attending a cooking school recently at The Swag resort in the Great Smoky Mountains of Waynesville, NC, I learned NOT to flip a crepe, season from high above the pan and to hold a sharp knife on the blade between my pointer finger and thumb. Chef Bledsoe taught our small and enthusiastic class how to score and sear a duck…

Happy New Year, 
Sandy Springs and Dunwoody!

I’m not going to hammer you with New Year’s resolution guilt in this letter, or urge you to forgive and forget. I’m sure you’re getting that at every turn. Personally, I set my goals every summer when I head to the lake and review and reset with my friends while sailing and gazing out into the clear deep water. (Uh…