Giving and Growing

Northside is dedicated to the enrichment of the communities they serve. Each year, a growing number of individuals, schools and area businesses support Northside through generous gifts of time, talent and treasure to the hospital’s Foundation. While primarily a fundraising organization, the Northside Hospital Foundation also has a strong commitment to building stronger and healthier communities through volunteerism and outreach.

More than a Meal: a Feature Production

Most people view cooking as a chore, maybe a labor of love, but still work. There’s shopping, chopping, sautéing, simmering, boiling, baking, roasting and grilling. For a few glorious moments, there’s the actual partaking of the meal that took all that effort to prepare…and in what seems like a split second, they’re gone – all your people, they leave you…

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…

Ex-Wives Guide to Divorce

Local authors Valerie Shepherd (Perimeter North writer!) and Holiday Miller celebrated making lemonade out of lemons with the release of their much anticipated book The Ex-Wives Guide to Divorce, from Skyhorse Publishing. Guests and fans of the ex-wives {once married to the same man!} enjoyed merriment at historic Naylor Hall.

October 2016 Around Town

Travelers on the road for business or leisure in the Atlanta area can avoid downtown prices with great lodging deals in Sandy Springs, just minutes from attractions, convention centers and some of the largest Atlanta-based companies. From a busy boardroom to the calm Chattahoochee River, visitors can extend their stay to experience even more of the Metro Atlanta area with…

Mimmo’s Maya

Maya Steaks & Seafood, open for less than two years in Sandy Springs, took the place of Seabass Kitchen. The restaurant is completely revamped with the bright blue tile replaced by reclaimed wood. The dark and cozy atmosphere lends itself to intimate date nights or catching up with a few close friends over a bottle of wine. And, of course,…

Shop, For Goodness Sake

The sixth annual Elegant Elf Marketplace returns this year, showcasing 85 carefully selected local and regional artists, craftsmen, gourmet food purveyors, and unique gift vendors in jewelry, handcrafted fashions, fine crafts, home and garden, handbags, toys and more. The upscale two-day “shopping for a cause” fundraiser is presented by the Sandy Springs Society.

Ale’s Draft Pick

As a dedicated beer writer, consultant, judge, show host, lecturer and sincere advocate under the alias Ale Sharpton, picking my favorite beer can always be a challenge due to constant introductions of new additions. Thanks to the craft beer boom especially throughout the last decade, bars, retailers and restaurants are beginning to truly appreciate the vast tasting profiles ales and…

Necessary Noodles

The restaurant scene here in the northern reaches of Atlanta is bustling, and that competition can be fierce. That means that in a race to be the first and get to market earliest, restaurants — always worried about the competition — will often try to open as quickly as they can. But that can mean restaurants in their early days…

Promising Polo

Polo in the Pines, October 8 and 9, will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer’s work, honoring Lacey JoLynn Johnson and Matthew Willis. Join us for Saturday’s fast-paced matches, a silent auction punctuated with craft cocktails and cuisine from our favorite restaurants. For Sunday’s new Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, the ponies will be back, with bloody marys, the best brunch bites and…