Thanks for Giving

Every opportunity we get, we pause to thank people in our community who make giving a priority. And during this month of Thanksgiving, we put our hands together and thank these Lifestyle Publications Givers. 

Shop For a Cause

The Sandy Springs Society will host their 9th annual “shopping for a cause” fundraiser, The Elegant Elf Marketplace Nov. 9-10 at City Springs and The Performing Arts Center in Sandy Springs.

I’m thankful for The Bahamas

Last year, I had the pleasure of staying at The Abaco Club. The hospitality was unending and the clear warm water and blue sky embraced me. I wrote to my friends there to ask how they are coping after Hurricane Dorian and how we can help and they sent this report. Hurricane Dorian barreled through … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

School News Heards Ferry Elementary School held a school-wide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) day with interactive assemblies by Ronnie Thomas of Fun Weird Science. Thomas presented exciting experiments that highlighted basic chemistry concepts. Fifth grade students at High Point Elementary School reenacted the early 19th century immigration to Ellis Island to connect with the past and understand history through … Continued

Temple Sinai Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Temple Sinai Preschool (TSPS), a premier childcare center in Sandy Springs, recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly renovated facility. The preschool offers programs for newborns through kindergarteners that promote academics through play in a safe, welcoming, Jewish environment.

The Elaine Sterling Institute Grand Opening

The Elaine Sterling Institute celebrated the grand opening of its brand new Lenox Square location on Thursday, August 22, with a ribbon cutting and event. The 25,768 square-foot facility offers esthetician, nail care and massage therapy programs, as well as cutting-edge services at competitive prices at The Spa at ESI. 

Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

Lifestyle Pubs Sends Reader to the Beach

Nancy Holloway of Alpharetta was the lucky winner in Lifestyle Publications’ summer beach holiday giveaway. She and her sister Cathy escaped to the lovely Henderson Park Inn in Destin for four nights of relaxation and pampering.  Their sister Carol from Pensacola joined them for a special weekend together. The Henderson is an adult-only beachfront bed and breakfast with panoramic view of…

Henry Winkler, Adam Ribbon, Candace Bushell coming to Dunwoody!

“We are thrilled about this year’s lineup,” said Book Festival Co-Chair Deena Profis. “The 28th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA features everyone from acclaimed actors and renowned political figures, to award-winning novelists and authors presenting riveting memoirs. We truly have something for everyone.” All events will be held at the Marcus JCC of Atlanta (MJCCA), 5342 Tilly Mill…

Magical Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen

There's something incredibly magical about the Mayan Riviera. The see clear-to-the-bottom aqua colored water and bustling town of Playa del Carmen displaying local flavor, international fashion, and fresh cuisine at every turn calls to me. Loudly. Just the thought of warm weather layered between sweeping cool breezes brings back some of my favorite memories, not just for me, but for most anyone that has ever visited this area…

Doctors We Love

Each year, more than 16,000 children will receive a new cancer diagnosis. Last year alone 456 parents walked through the doors of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and heard the devastating words, “your child has cancer.” That’s more than one family per day.

MJCCA Reaches Out to Young Athletes with Diverse Needs

Lori and Kevin Rubin’s son, Beck is twelve years old and has been diagnosed with mood dysregulation disorder and significant ADHD, making it difficult to self-soothe or calm himself.  Several months ago, Lori received a call from Atlanta JCC Maccabi Games Inclusion co-chair Tracey Grant, inviting Beck to play in the JCC Maccabi Games.  Atlanta is the first inclusive Maccabi host city…

Big Taste, Big Hearts

Heroes are not easy to find in our world these days but I am happy to introduce two heroic gentlemen right here in Sandy Springs. Both have supported many not-for-profit events over the years, prioritizing their personal commitment to our community through their corporate culture .  The amazing partnership that exists between Jason Sheetz and Chef William Sigley is one in…

Lucky’s Goes Big

When it comes to making the perfect brunch for family or friends I always consult with my friends at Lucky's Burgers and Brew.  Lucky's, a two time Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival Best Brunch Bite winner knows how to feed a crowd. We salute their commitment to Polo in the Pines and are pleased to share their idea for a jumbo…

A note from the founder of Polo in the Pines

In the Spring of 1989, I was 16 years old, my mother, Sharon McCollum Knight, was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma. She was given six months to live at the age of 37. She survived over 28 years until July 2017. My husband, Matt Fowler, is a 28 year adult survivor … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein  A Prologue to the Book Festival of the MJCCA welcomes Jamie Bernstein, daughter of the acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein, as she presents her book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein, Saturday, October 26 at 8:00 pm. Leonard Bernstein, the composer of On the Town and West Side Story, chief conductor of the New … Continued

SUP Creative Group’s Cake Clash!

SUP Creative Group's Cake Clash 2019 showcased at Maggiano’s in Buckhead and benefited the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder Center at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Six Bakers from Georgia competed for the title of "Best Baker in GA". The Grand Prize winner was Zell's Cottage Bakery located in Gainesville.

Claim Your Wellbeing This Fall

As a naturopathic physician at SantéMD,  I often tout the benefits of Functional Medicine. I believe firmly that it is the future of healthcare. 

Swell Targets Giving

As an editor of this magazine, I have the pleasure of meeting talented writers, creative visionaries and big-hearted humans who make giving a priority.  When I met Ansley Pridgen and Melissa Touchton of Swell Media at a Polo in the Pines planning meeting, I knew their energy and experience was about to take the event to the next level.  I caught up…

Nearing the Million Dollar Mark

Every once in awhile you meet someone that changes your life forever.  For me, this person was Tina Fowler, founder and executive director of Polo in the Pines.

Mystery Awaits at Moonlight Masquerade

Mystery, intrigue and excitement are building for Moonlight Masquerade, the theme of this year’s Vintage Affair benefit gala for the Community Assistance Center. The magical evening takes place on October 26 and will be hosted by Presenting Sponsor Mercedes-Benz USA. The annual Vintage Affair offers exciting live and silent auctions with unique items and experiences, complimentary wine and beer, small…

24 Hours with Nicole Stephens

 Meet Nicole!  I have loved photographing people as long as I can remember. I worked on my high school paper and majored in fine arts with a concentration in photography at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. But to date myself, they were not teaching digital in school at the time. Capturing memories for families is the best career…

Hello friends,

Winding down from summer, I can only think about where to go next to find that quiet release that I had at the lake. Waking to a chorus of birds and later in the day, lulled by the cicadas while I lay in the hammock under a thick canopy of pines and cedars. Meeting old … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Nature News The Chattahoochee Nature Center newsletter has gone digital.  Now you can read what’s happening at CNC wherever you are from the convenience of your phone, tablet, or computer. On the go or even in nature. We hope you enjoy the new format. Look for it the first Wednesday of each month in place of … Continued

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.

Asheville for the Rest of Us

My favorite memory of visiting Asheville, North Carolina, isn’t sipping a remarkable local beer or conquering a challenging mountain hike. The thing I remember most about my recent stay is the hotel turn-down service. I should have known when I was offered a glass of local cuvée at check-in that more nice things were about to happen to me. Later that…

Hello friends,

Living here in Georgia, our summer continues right into August (and really, into September). Aren’t we lucky?  I know the heat can be a bit overwhelming, but now with the kids back in school, parents can find their own summer groove.  It’s a great time to find your favorite spa, yoga class, coffee spot or … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Dunwoody’s Award The City of Dunwoody was recognized as a Georgia Certified City of Ethics at the 2019 Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Convention in Savannah. Dunwoody meets the qualifications for its second recertification. To earn a “Certified City of Ethics” designation, cities must adopt a resolution establishing the five ethics principles for the conduct of … Continued

Polo in the Pines Partners with Ellis

 Audi Marietta opened with a celebration featuring elegant food by Bold Catering, hand crafted cocktails, and music by The Main Attraction Band. The Jim Ellis Automotive Family provided a warm welcome, setting the bar high for an exceptional customer experience.  

Summer Beauty Nights

Esthétique by Elaine Sterling and Restore Hyper Wellness hosted a Summer Beauty Night party in Sandy Springs. Guests enjoyed small bites, sips, discounts, and raffle prizes. Prizes ranged from facials to cryotherapy, makeup application and more!  ElaineSterling.com

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,…

Making Giving Count

Pebble Tossers, a youth development organization, awarded sixteen youth volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of their outstanding service.

Summer Road Trip

 I felt it before I saw it.  A poignant pull, a place of both warmth and tragedy, beauty and bewilderment.   The Blue Hole Spring at Red Clay State Historical Park was clearly a spiritual and important place and I could sense this as I walked down the nature trail, past the Cherokee farmstead, council house, and sleeping huts depicting life…

A Beautiful Friendship

Polo in the Pines is an annual charity polo event founded by Tina Fowler and family, held on October 5 and 6,  benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, for pediatric cancer research. The seventh annual event and will be full of amazing additions such as a Veuve Cliquot sponsorship, Audi partnership, Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, vendor market and much more. Lifestyle…

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. 

Happy Fourth, Friends,

When we returned to the USA after living abroad for 13 years, we attended a parade in Salem, Massachusetts near our new home. Pushing a stroller, pregnant with our second, we joined the crowd, still feeling like foreigners in our own country. We had to get used to huge American grocery stores teeming with fresh … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Camp Twin Lakes Makes Summers Special For more than 25 years, Camp Twin Lakes has powered fully adaptive, medically supportive, and transformative camp experiences for children and young adults with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges.  Camp Twin Lakes provides life-changing experiences at three fully accessible Georgia campsites in Rutledge, Winder, and Warm Springs, Ga. … Continued

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…

Eco-A Inspires Us to Appreciate Atlanta’s Natural Wonders

A lifelong naturalist, Kathryn Kolb spends a lot of time in nature. After growing up on a 100-acre wooded property in Virginia, she was surprised by Atlanta's rich outdoor offerings.

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…

Hello friends,

  This page should be blank. This issue was perilously close to being unpublished, each story unfinished and photos just dangling up in the cloud. I’ve been distracted, detained and otherwise engaged most of the month, my work way down at the bottom of the list of priorities. Sorry, but it’s true. You see, I … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Boardroom Salon Delivering the ultimate relaxed grooming experience for men, the Boardroom Salon for Men provides exceptional haircuts, shave services for men of all hair types, accompanied with complimentary beverages.  The Benchmark Haircut is the salon’s signature service, which includes a tailored cut, rejuvenating paraffin hand dip, energizing shampoo and conditioning, scalp and hand massage, steamed towel … Continued

Fulton County Schools Teacher Intern Celebration

Fulton County Schools' Go First Step student interns recently completed the district's unique program. A crucial component in FCS’s recruiting efforts to draw top talent, the program aims to develop high-quality teacher candidates by providing an impactful, engaging experience. It lasts throughout school year and provides a stipend.

Esthétique Skin Spa Grand Opening

Known for her high standards in skin care and beauty, Elaine Sterling recently opened the newest and hottest spa & beauty destination in Atlanta! During the Grand Opening celebration, officials from the City of Sandy Springs officially cut the ribbon.