Hello, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody

At the turn of the last century, Americans started to warm to the idea of taking a vacation. While their work ethics were stronger than ever, Americans needed structure to their holidays, purpose to their play. In 1874, American Methodists founded Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly in New York. The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association in Oak Bluffs was the…

Dr. Lile Welcomed

Aesthetic Specialty Centre welcomed Dr. Laura Lile to the med spa practice with a special event. She specializes in wellness and anti-aging, bioidentical hormone replacement, non-invasive treatments and more. 30% off sunscreens and complimentary skin cancer screening for readers in May, Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. ASC-PSD.com

GOCA’s Big Night

The seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, presented by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute at the Delta Flight Museum, raised more than $270,000 for the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance to support education and awareness programs throughout the state. Dinner by Les Dames d'Escoffier International. Photos Fredrik Brauer. GAOvarianCancer.org

May 2017 Around Town

The Mercedes-Benz USA team celebrated a milestone on March 30 as the final steel beam was installed at the new headquarters currently under construction in Sandy Springs at 6480 Barfield Road. The new $93 million headquarters building, opening in early 2018, will house as many as 1,000 MBUSA employees. The luxury auto-maker relocated to its new home in Atlanta from…

Mother and Daughter both agree: Woodhouse put the AAH in Spa

When my 20-year-old daughter called from college to say she couldn't wait to spend her long winter break at home, I did a victory dance, thankful for her decision to hang out with dear old mom and dad. I wanted to plan something special so called Woodhouse Day Spa. Pam Poucher, general manager, sent suggested treatments and Molly and I…

3-day Appalachia hike

There’s a quiet in the deep woods. A natural hush under the canopy of trees, amid fallen branches, scattered rocks, lush ferns, multi-hued mushrooms, and broken tree stumps. Walking where the only interruptions are snapping twigs, chirping birds, rustling leaves touches the soul.

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Food That Rocks

For one night only, more than 25 of the best local restaurants will be rocking the heart of Sandy Springs at the second annual Food That Rocks, and again will benefit three Sandy Springs-based non-profit organizations: Ian's Friends Foundation, Second Helpings Atlanta and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

Africa, Through My Lens

My husband and I went to Africa in 2016 to celebrate our 40th birthdays. I have been to Africa four times prior to this trip, but never with my husband, and never to this game park. I planned the trip start to finish to make it perfect for us. We started our trip in Nairobi, Kenya, to see my cousins…

 The Seventh Annual Dunwoody Art Festival  

With its seventh show taking place this month, it’s no wonder that the Dunwoody Art Festival has become a beloved tradition in the Dunwoody community. The festival takes place on Mother’s Day weekend, offering the family a unique opportunity to spend quality time together while enjoying art, live entertainment and local food. As the largest art festival in the Dunwoody…

Festivals For The Rest of us

Are you ready for the second half of 2017? These food, beverage and music festivals will help you look forward to it! As the weather gets warmer and vacations become imperative after a long winter, here are some festivals throughout the nation—plus one north of the U.S. border—our travel expert Dennis Malcolm Byron--aka beer expert Ale Sharpton--strongly recommends especially for…

Hong Kong’s Alluring Aberdeen

The hustle and bustle of Hong Kong is nearly inescapable. Organized chaos lives along the elevated walkways of Central Hong Kong and the neon-hued streets of Lan Kwai Fong. A moment to oneself seems a rarity, as does avoiding the onslaught of rush hour traffic. On the other side of Hong Kong Island, away from the skyscrapers and malls laced…