Fashion Around the Corner

 Article Kim McClure* | Photography Donna Permell  JosiesFriends.com  Online consignment store based in Smyrna

September 2018 Around Town

Smyrna Student to Study Chinese in China on Scholarship Mikaela Sanders, a high school student at The Westminster Schools, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Mikaela is one of approximately 670 students who will study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, … Continued

Talking Taxes with Calvin Bomar

 Article Joy Webb | Photography Donna Permell  How long have you been a tax attorney? How can readers find you?  I have been a tax attorney for 18 years. I opened my Atlanta office in 2008 and moved to the Vinings area at Galleria Office Park in 2012.

I’m Feeling Stylish. How About You?

We’ve all had that moment when our closet is full but we can’t find a single thing to wear. Whether it’s too big, too small, or just plain last season, the perfect outfit can be difficult to find. It’s no wonder, too. Our style is the first thing the rest of the world sees, and … Continued

Atlanta Regional Polo Center

The Atlanta Regional Polo Center will be having polo practice from 6 to 8 p.m., every Wednesday until the end of October. The club is located Vinings on Polo Lane. Surrounded by acres of manicured grounds, an incredible polo field and featuring more than 60 playing members, the club is by far the premier polo club in Georgia. AtlantaPoloCenter.com

Fashion Instagram-style

 Article Flavia Teles  Instagram has become a fashion conduit for millions. The following are six noteworthy Instagrammers who may inspire your sartorial senses this season:            1. Brandon Maxwell, fashion designer and creative director    

Dress Up Your Plate

 Photography Donna Permell  Ingredients:  1/2 ounce canola oil

The Walker School Celebrates Science and Technology

 Article and Photography Provided  Currently under construction by Hodges & Hicks Contractors, The Walker School’s new 47,000-square-foot building will be the home of the school’s middle and upper school science and technology programs in fall 2018.  Designed by architect Mike Mascheri with Chapman Coyle Chapman, the facility includes four middle school science labs, three full-size VEX robotics courts for middle and…

Pets and Their Mess

 Article Jason Wyant  Being in the cleaning business, a lot of people ask us how to keep their homes clean when they have pets.  Our pets can be our best friends and even family members, but they’re not good at picking up after themselves or even keeping their smells confined to themselves.  At Maid Right, we know one of the…

Places to Bark About

 Article and Photography Flavia Teles  Perk-N-Pooch: Dog Wash & Coffee Shop    Grooming is something dogs cannot do by themselves. They rely on your help for good hygiene to stay healthy and happy. Along with coat and skin care, dental, nail and ear care are just as essential to prevent unwelcome infections and illnesses. Certain breeds with long or dense coats require…

Five Kids Who Love School

 Article and Photography Christy Duncan  It’s that time again…our kids are back in school! New teachers, new supplies, new friends, new clothes and maybe even a new school.  Every year parents spend weeks planning schedules, buying supplies and preparing their kids for another successful year of school.  Kids on the other hand may be feeling a little sad to see…

August 2018 Around Town

The Center for Natural & Holistic Health new office location The Center for Natural & Holistic Health new office location in Vinings, GA Dr. Shonna Babrow-Goodrich is excited to announce the new location of her practice in Vinings, GA. “Relocating to Vinings is a good fit and the decision was long in the making.” says … Continued

Celebrating Family

When you think of family, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the people you share your mornings with: the husband or wife who makes you breakfast, the toddler who wakes you up before sunrise or the drooling pup in the kitchen just itching for a full dish of food. Maybe it’s the people you share … Continued

Public House at Hotel Indigo Vinings Hosts “Spirited” Dinner

The Public House at the Hotel Indigo Vinings hosts a monthly Spirited Dinner—not your usual wine dinner—to discuss whether your riesling has an essence of gasoline. This dinner is a real dinner party, with an in-house chef and mixologist. It's an intimate group of 16, so grab an invite if you can! ThePublicHouseRestaurants.com

Play the Part

What You Need to Create Unique Play Areas Perfect for Your Kiddos’ Unique Interests Nicolette Martin What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we were all asked as kids—one that was so innocently answered with whatever our obsession of the week was. Maybe today your child wants to be … Continued

Rooted in Service  

 Article Joy Conaway | Photography Donna Permell  "Family first. I started this company with the hope that it will allow me to spend more time with my family. I plan to show my two children the value of hard work and dedication and how it can impact not only family but community.” -Richard S. Pristera Jr.  Monster Tree Service is…

Summer Hot Spots 2018: Vinings Edition

 Article and Photography Flavia Teles  Summer brings warmer weather, longer days and (hopefully) more time off to enjoy the great outdoors. Vinings Lifestyle has hand-picked four distinctive, highly enjoyable and most definitely picturesque destinations worth penciling into your activity calendar. Now slather on the sunscreen and get out there!  Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Vinings Village Civic Club

The Vinings Village Civic Club continued its long tradition of hosting candidate forums before the primary elections. An overflowing crowd attended the forum at the Cochise Club in May to hear presentations by district candidates.

July 2018 Around Town

Junior ‘Makerspace’ steamBug Opens in Smyrna steamBug offers tools like multiple workshop stations equipped with 3-D printers, CNC machines and building and design materials. The junior “makerspace” is safe space for students to imagine, design and create in the same positive and friendly learning atmosphere designed to “ignite the imagination” that Jitterbug Performing Arts is known for. … Continued

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the shriveled fingertips … Continued

Summer Celebration

 Article and Photography Paula Burchett, Must Have Home  Nothing says summer like a Fourth of July cookout celebration! What better way to host friends and family during this festive time of year than an outdoor entertainment area? Homeowners Gary and Shirley Westmoreland wanted to incorporate their large backyard into usable living space for that very reason. Working closely with their landscape designer,…

Dr. Alan Gardner Photography Showcase

Dermatologist and award-winning photographer Dr. Alan Gardner held an art show in his office showcasing the amazing photographs he's taken all over the world. Many patients and friends shopped for the perfect picture and went home with several prints and gorgeous framed photographs.

Top Chillin’ Spots

 Article and Photography Lila Campbell  Summertime is the season for sipping drinks and savoring bites on the patio with friends. With so many options in Vinings, we've narrowed it down to five of our favorite spots to enjoy these warm summer months — whether you're looking to grab a beer on a pup-friendly patio, a romantic dinner on the riverbank…

Savory Seafood and Sultry Sips

 Article and Photography The Public House at Vinings  Chef Brian Lee draws on his vast coast to coast experience – with elements from California to Georgia – to bring fresh, balanced and beautiful food to the Hotel Indigo's restaurant, The Public House at Vinings. Below he shares the recipe to their most popular lunch item, the Georgia Shrimp BLT wrap, and…

Punch Bowl Social Atlanta

 Photography Courtesy of Punch Bowl Social  Punch Bowl Social Atlanta is a 25,000-square-foot restaurant, bar and entertainment destination in The Battery Atlanta. Gather friends for a big night out complete with made-from-scratch dishes, craft beverages and social activities such as shuffleboard, pingpong, classic video games, bowling, virtual reality and Skee-Ball. Punch Bowl Social offers a high-integrity culinary program and craveable, diner-inspired menu created by culinary…

June 2018 Around Town

Puerto Rican Heritage Day On Sunday, June 10 at the Battery, join El Super Pan and chef Hector Santiago for a Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration. El Super Pan is the newest dining destination at the Battery and is welcoming Atlanta’s top Latino chefs for an evening filled with festive cocktails, food and live Latin music by … Continued

Paul Powers is Balancing Entrepreneurship and Family Life

 Article Christy Duncan  Growing up in south Georgia, Paul Powers had a firsthand view of the life of a hardworking business owner and family man. Paul’s father was a serial entrepreneur and engaged Paul in the process of launching and operating successful businesses.  Whether it was building pool tables or learning about printing plates, Paul’s involvement in his father’s endeavors…

Gabriel + His Dad, Ty

 Article Lila Campbell  Running  Soccer

Dear Gents,

We told you your time would come, didn’t we, guys? Since the May issue was all about the ladies, we thought it was only fair the June issue of Vinings Lifestyle be dedicated to the gents of our community.  While we will celebrate the dads in our lives on Father’s Day, June 17, you don’t … Continued

WellStar Vinings Health Park Ribbon-cutting

The WellStar Vinings Health Park, which opened in September 2017, held a ribbon-cutting in April to celebrate the opening of its outpatient surgery center. The Vinings Health Park is WellStar’s newest, and third, health park in Cobb County

High-performance-driven

 Article Flavia Teles | Photography Donna Permell  Zach + His Car  Maserati

Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW   INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Vegetable … Continued

Mr. Mover & Shaker

 Article Joy Conaway | Photography Donna Permell  Jason Young, Branch Manager, Delta Community Credit Union (Vinings)  Jason Young is the newest branch manager in the Vinings area for Delta Community Credit Union, which opened its 24th branch location in the metro Atlanta/Vinings area. He attended and graduated from South Cobb High School in Austell and Georgia State University with a…

Women with a Purpose & Impact

 Article Joy Conaway | Photography Lila Campbell  Mrs. Front Porch of Vinings  Lisa Rieves

Shannon Bartlett, Girl Boss

 Article Kim McClure  Shannon Bartlett, owner of Bartlett Heating and Air, is a woman of determination, business savvy and power. In a male-dominated business, she has forged ahead for more than 20 years in a local HVAC company that sales, installs and maintains top-of-the-line the heating and cooling systems in Cobb County. Shannon leads her team of 20 employees with…

A Painter’s Paradise

 Article and Photography  Vinings is known for its quaint village feel, close-knit neighbors and gorgeous homes full of history mixed with modern upgrades. The home of Caleb and Jean Dortch is nestled in the heart of the village and has a unique art studio attached to their garage. Jean has spent the last 15 years painting in her basement and…

Lila Campbell and Daughter Campbell Glen

 Article and Photography  Rings: Opal ring from Mexico girl's trip; emerald ring was mom's!  Photo of Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol by Steve Shapiro

Living a Healthy & Fulfilling Life is My Passion

 Article and Photography  Fariha Sehyr Bhatti, M.D.  Family and Internal Medicine, Wellstar Vinings Health Park

May 2018 Around Town

Marietta Greek Festival Opa! Come be Greek for the day at the largest cultural event in Northwest Georgia on May 18-20 The 28th Annual Marietta Greek Festival is a family fun event with live music, costumed dancers performing in the amphitheater, unique shopping and children’s games, activities and crafts. Enjoy heavenly Greek pastries, portable Greek street … Continued

To Strong Women

Though May is traditionally a time to celebrate mothers, at Vinings Lifestyle, we want to take this chance to recognize all of the strong ladies in our community. From activists, entrepreneurs and CEOs to artists, teachers and, yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month’s feature article, … Continued

Vinings Village Civic Club Centennial Birthday Celebration

The Vinings Village Civic Club celebrated its centennial birthday at the Vinings Library this past March. Fond memories of the first meeting in 1919 were brought to life and all who attended had a good time.

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings

Shake up your jewelry box with these handmade geometric earrings— perfect for yourself or as a gift for your best ladies Article and Photography Nicolette Martin Piece by Piece Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the … Continued

Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

The Art of Social Sustainability

I have found it heartwarming to feel a stronger than ever sense of community and desire for connection through a wide scope of personal experiences. Starting in my own household, into my own neighborhood, into the vibrant city of Atlanta and, hopefully, beyond. In my opinion, this trend of social sustainability, if it is true, needs sustaining, just like the planet we…

Local Skin Care Faves

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770.437.0780  Bamboo Firming Fluid: For tighter looking skin, Bamboo Firming Fluid is the answer. The strengthening agents of bamboo and coconut deeply hydrate with the help of a natural retinol alternative and Swiss green apple stem cells.  2. Strawbery Rhubarb Demafoliant: Achieve a bright and radiant looking complexion with Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. Rice powder absorbs…

Explore Vinings, No Car Needed

No car needed! Millennials like Danielle Collins and empty-nesters alike are migrating to Vinings for the affordable and active lifestyle it offers. From fitness to fashion to farm-to-table options, it is no surprise Money magazine recently named Vinings as one of the best places in the country to live!

Josie’s Friends

Buying high-quality consignment clothing is not only good for your wallet but is also an environmentally friendly decision. Here are three reasons why. 

Eco Chic

Spring has finally sprung! As the last dredges of winter make their way out, and we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet.

Omni Hotel Ribbon-Cutting

Omni Hotels & Resorts and the Atlanta Braves commemorated the opening of the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta with a ribbon-cutting celebration. The official hotel of the Atlanta Braves is located at The Battery Atlanta, the city’s newest mixed-use complex and home to SunTrust Park, the Coca-Cola Roxy, shopping, dining and office space.