The 2016 KIA Optima SX LTD Ushers in 2016 in Style

2015 was a great year in the automotive industry with the debut of new models, high-tech gadgetry, and more engine power, while answering the challenges of gas conservation and the demands for all-electric. KIA’s 2016 Optima SX LTD successfully proves that there still can be room for improvement on last year’s already sound four-door sedan with enhancements to the body…

fashion first

Ever see sweet pictures of Harper Beckham or Prince Charles and wish you could buy in Atlanta their clothes for your children? Well, don’t worry! Now you can. Opening at 4209 Roswell Road in Buckhead, Mitylene is a children’s clothing store with more of a European feel — despite many of its lines being American. “We’re bringing a lot of…

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…

GOCA in Style

Sandy Springs-based Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance and the Ovarian Cancer Institute benefitted from an evening of fashion, shopping and noshing at Tootsie's. The sixth annual event recognized, honored and remembered those women affected by ovarian cancer. Models featured in the fashion show included ovarian cancer patients and survivors from the Atlanta area. GAOvarianCancer.org

Around Town

Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) and Northside Hospital are collecting backpacks and suitcases for foster children in Georgia as part of the 14th annual totes 2 tots suitcase drive. More than 11,600 children, from infants to teenagers, are currently in the foster care system in Georgia. Many of these children shuffle their belongings in garbage bags when they are removed from…

Join the Great Purge & Clean of 2016!

Happy New Year! Now that you’ve got your fitness and wellness goals firmly in place, it’s time to look closely at the space around you and ask yourself, “Are things looking a little cluttered?” or “Are my closets bursting at the seams?” Why not set a goal to de-clutter and, more importantly, to simplify this year?

Dancin’ Salmon Delights 
Georgians, One Forkful at a Time

Atlanta is a city known for its entertaining. Guests delight in each other’s company inside beautiful homes, noshing on fine food served as a side to captivating conversation. As a frequent host, I love the ritual of planning a menu. Each detail is studied, each decision purveyed- locally. After all, southerners don’t stray far from home! It’s a labor of…

Italian With a Twist

LOOKS LIKE: Style and comfort meet at this contemporary Italian tavern. Vivien Leigh Interiors’ design incorporates natural elements like wood and stone, which helps this 8,200-square-foot space feel cozy. Chef Jamie Adams’ guitar hanging over the kitchen adds whimsy. SOUNDS LIKE: A festive neighborhood gathering where newcomers are welcomed with hearty handshakes. SMELLS LIKE: Home-cooked love from the Italian relative…

Quiet The Noise: A Trail Runner’s Path To Hearing God

Originally from New York, Rami Odeh and his wife, Heather, moved to the Dunwoody area 21 years ago after finishing graduate school at the University of Miami. At first the pair worked in Buckhead and Sandy Springs gyms before branching out to provide in-home personal training. Observing the need for a personal training business that hired only degreed and certified…

Wellness Forever

Wellness Within Your Walls is a locally-launched initiative to bring sustainability to the interior design and home building trades. Laura Turner Seydel and her husband Rutherford Seydel hosted a reception for the newly appointed British ambassador for the initiative, based in Buckhead. Jillian Pritchard Cooke co-hosted. WellnessWithinYourWalls.com

Stars of Our Own

Tucked behind the Trader Joe’s in Sandy Springs Plaza, down a small unassuming alleyway is the award-winning, Act3 Productions community theatre. Like all great local finds, the exterior of this black-box theatre doesn’t do justice to the consistently sold-out shows performed inside on its stage. From the moment you walk into the theatre you feel the neighborly vibe. Administrators and…