Playlists From The Modern Girl

Growing up, my parents never played the top 40 station as we drove to and fro in our iconic blue mini van. My dad strictly played “80s on 8” and “70s on 7” while my mom played the sinful sounds of Motown and Jill Scott. So, I've never have the same taste for popular music as my peers. When friends…

Cancer Survivor Serves As Ambassador

Go to our Web site to enter to win tickets for two the the elegant black tie gala held at the Delta Flight Museum, April 30. You'll join the Lifestyle Publications team at our media sponsor table, enjoy dinner and dancing (wait until you see our publisher's style on the dance floor!) and celebrate the strides in cancer research and…

Walking North: Discovering Japan

The head priest walks over to the center of the main shrine room to offer the daily morning prayers. Chanting, clapping and singing follow, along with a specific protocol of procedures for passing the blessed offerings on to other members of the party. Drumbeats declare the end of the ceremony and the assistant to the priest, in full regalia, invites…

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…

Porsche Atlanta Perimeter Sets A New Bar For The Car Buying Experience

The impact the prestigious German automaker Porsche has made on Georgia's capital has been tremendous within the last year. Beginning with the erection of Hapeville’s Porsche Driving Experience and headquarters in May of 2015, the grand opening of the jaw-dropping Jim Ellis Porsche Dealership on December 3 soon followed, further planting the flag bearing the automaker's signature stallion and crest…

When Medical Docs Turn to Chiropractors

Not long ago, the medical, chiropractic and insurance industries were at odds and now two of the three are on the same page and have great respect for each other. Increasingly chiropractor’s waiting rooms are full of medical doctors and nurses all of whom are embracing this alternative option — and thankful for the chiropractic treatment. “One of the basic…

Around Town

Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day parade (March 12, 12 to 1:30 p.m) – started by the city’s Hibernian Benevolent Society – dates back to 1858, making it one of the country’s oldest. Participation in the parade is not just an “Irish thing.” The parade attracts individuals and groups from around the city and the South including clowns, floats, bands, bagpipe and…

Stage Door Productions

If you’re a fan of theatre, you should make the trip to Dunwoody and check out a production by Stage Door Players, a unique theatre company beloved by locals and theatre buffs alike. Stage Door Players was originally a community theatre, founded in 1974 by the Dunwoody Woman’s Club as a community improvement project. After 14 years of performing in…

Splendor Koi

Gazing at beautiful graceful golden fish swimming in a natural pond is an exquisite experience. Calming, spiritual, at one with nature, a koi pond truly is a thing of beauty, and if the pond is installed and maintained properly, a koi pond will provide happiness for years. Chuck Crisp says enjoying a koi pond is addictive. “You sit there and…

Hitting the Right Notes

If you listen and look closely you might be one of the fortunate neighbors, as I am, to witness the impressive sights and sounds coming from North Springs Charter High School. Perhaps you’ll hear the rich tones coming from the young award winning musicians, ensembles, vocalists, or musical theater. Or perhaps, you might catch a glimpse of their dancers, thespians…

Can’t Keep McCall Waiting

There’s a lot to like about the music scene in Atlanta and its surrounding suburbs. There’s a diversity of style that’s something special, and there’s a willingness to collaborate and experiment. And there’s also no dearth of venues for budding performers to test the waters. Atlanta-area native McCall Kimball, who performs under the solo name McCall, is one such artist.…