Magical Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen

There's something incredibly magical about the Mayan Riviera. The see clear-to-the-bottom aqua colored water and bustling town of Playa del Carmen displaying local flavor, international fashion, and fresh cuisine at every turn calls to me. Loudly. Just the thought of warm weather layered between sweeping cool breezes brings back some of my favorite memories, not just for me, but for most anyone that has ever visited this area…

Doctors We Love

Each year, more than 16,000 children will receive a new cancer diagnosis. Last year alone 456 parents walked through the doors of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and heard the devastating words, “your child has cancer.” That’s more than one family per day.

MJCCA Reaches Out to Young Athletes with Diverse Needs

Lori and Kevin Rubin’s son, Beck is twelve years old and has been diagnosed with mood dysregulation disorder and significant ADHD, making it difficult to self-soothe or calm himself.  Several months ago, Lori received a call from Atlanta JCC Maccabi Games Inclusion co-chair Tracey Grant, inviting Beck to play in the JCC Maccabi Games.  Atlanta is the first inclusive Maccabi host city…

Big Taste, Big Hearts

Heroes are not easy to find in our world these days but I am happy to introduce two heroic gentlemen right here in Sandy Springs. Both have supported many not-for-profit events over the years, prioritizing their personal commitment to our community through their corporate culture .  The amazing partnership that exists between Jason Sheetz and Chef William Sigley is one in…

Lucky’s Goes Big

When it comes to making the perfect brunch for family or friends I always consult with my friends at Lucky's Burgers and Brew.  Lucky's, a two time Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival Best Brunch Bite winner knows how to feed a crowd. We salute their commitment to Polo in the Pines and are pleased to share their idea for a jumbo…

A note from the founder of Polo in the Pines

In the Spring of 1989, I was 16 years old, my mother, Sharon McCollum Knight, was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma. She was given six months to live at the age of 37. She survived over 28 years until July 2017. My husband, Matt Fowler, is a 28 year adult survivor … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein  A Prologue to the Book Festival of the MJCCA welcomes Jamie Bernstein, daughter of the acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein, as she presents her book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein, Saturday, October 26 at 8:00 pm. Leonard Bernstein, the composer of On the Town and West Side Story, chief conductor of the New … Continued

SUP Creative Group’s Cake Clash!

SUP Creative Group's Cake Clash 2019 showcased at Maggiano’s in Buckhead and benefited the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder Center at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Six Bakers from Georgia competed for the title of "Best Baker in GA". The Grand Prize winner was Zell's Cottage Bakery located in Gainesville.

Swell Targets Giving

As an editor of this magazine, I have the pleasure of meeting talented writers, creative visionaries and big-hearted humans who make giving a priority.  When I met Ansley Pridgen and Melissa Touchton of Swell Media at a Polo in the Pines planning meeting, I knew their energy and experience was about to take the event to the next level.  I caught up…

Nearing the Million Dollar Mark

Every once in awhile you meet someone that changes your life forever.  For me, this person was Tina Fowler, founder and executive director of Polo in the Pines.

Claim Your Wellbeing This Fall

As a naturopathic physician at SantéMD,  I often tout the benefits of Functional Medicine. I believe firmly that it is the future of healthcare.