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!

Hope Ball

The American Cancer Society hosted the Hope Ball at the Delta Flight Museum raising close to $600,000, with $130,000 for lung cancer research in honor of Hope Award recipient Jeff Wigbels. Guests enjoyed the All-Star Celebrity Band, Kendra Scott jewelry and fantastic auction items. Marcus Krause Photography

Monarch Ball

Monarchs & Margaritas [& Moonshine] provided an entertaining theme for 400 guests who attended the annual fundraiser for the Nature Center, marking its return to Dunwoody Park after a 7-year absence.

Van Michael Goes Global

Van Michael Salon again welcomed more than 50 stylists, owners and entrepreneurs from Japan's hottest hair salons. Van Michael is a global powerhouse, teaching the newest techniques and sharing knowledge through these annual symposiums. The visitors pump thousands into the local economy, too! Photography by Scott Areman

Around Town

CycleBar Dunwoody celebrated its grand opening with community members and the Dunwoody and Sandy Springs Chambers. Commemorating the first CycleBar location in Georgia, guests had the opportunity to take an exclusive look at the studio and participate in a meet and greet with CycleBar’s class instructors, better known as CycleStars. To conclude the evening, employees from UPS participated in a…

Making “$ense” with Wealthy Habits

Last week during a Target trip with my 8-year-old son, I began to question our future generation’s perception of money. As I was thinking (out loud) if I really needed everything we tossed into our red cart, my son responded, “Mommy, you can get everything you want, just use your card.” Quickly and dramatically I then ditched 90% of what…

Sunny Summer Sipping in Sandy Springs

If your go-to restaurant doesn't offer outdoor dining and you like to take advantage of the season's warmth and fresh air, why not change it up? We asked our friends at Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism for some of their favorite summer haunts. It's their job, after all, to tell the world what a fine place Georgia's sixth largest city…

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…

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…

My Second Lifer Staycation

Heading out in Atlanta, for me, has become a true adventure. As a “Second Lifer,” newly single with older kids, I am finally getting the chance to experience the city on my terms. It is only in the past few years that I have ventured outside my own Sandy Springs community, where I have encountered history, culture and philanthropy. This…