For the second time in three years, Smyrna Little League’s Rookie Blue All-Star team has been crowned state champions in the Rookie Baseball Tournament, which was created in 2013 for 7- and 8-year-olds. The Smyrna team won with a final score of 8-2.
Orangetheory is now open for business. Check out the new location in the West Village. Their trainers are phenomenal and the facility is state of the art. Congratulations to the sister duo, Kim and Julie, on their third location!
The WellStar Foundation raised more than $800,000 during the first private event at The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre in the Battery Atlanta adjacent to SunTrust Park. The Roxy was transformed into an elegant 600-person ballroom where business leaders and community philanthropists gathered for the annual event benefiting vital trauma services for WellStar Health System.
Live! at the Battery Atlanta is home to Sports & Social, a sports bar and restaurant that is so much more. One of its features is a 30-foot, high-resolution LED screen that serves as a backdrop for watching live sporting events as well as social games and activities throughout the venue.
The staff at Vinings Lifestyle toured SunTrust Park. We had so much fun down in the belly of this state-of-the-art stadium, taking in all of the memorabilia, mouthwatering restaurants and fun activities for everyone from 5 to 95. The MLB.com Ballpark app is your mobile companion when visiting SunTrust Park.
The Vinings Lifestyle team attended a private dinner last week at Bonefish Grill at Akers Mill Square. The beautiful private dining room tucked away in the back of the restaurant is perfect for special occasions and business meetings. The night was full of amazing food and specialty drinks.
The aroma of freshly baked wedding cake filled the air as thousands of brides-to-be searched for the perfect dress, a photographer with an eye, designers with amazing taste, honeymoons to die for and planners that have ESP. Go to BeABride.net for more information about the next event on August 13.
The City of Smyrna held the 3rd annual Christmas at Brawner. High school volunteers and city employees provided games, crafts, hay rides, cookie decorating, s'mores, balloon twisting, holiday music and train rides to see Santa. Admission was a new or gently used coat to be donated to MUST Ministries.
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce conducted several Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies over the past couple of weeks. Congratulations to iFly, Roman Roofing, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe, Freddy's Custard and Steak Burgers and Tin Lizzy's on opening their businesses.
Drum roll please! Congratulations to the Vinings Village Civic Club for being selected as Business of the Year at the Vinings Business Association Luncheon. Sharon Meinhardt, the President of the organization was thrilled to receive the award on behalf of the organization.
The Public House Restaurant, nestled inside Hotel Indigo on Paces Ferry Rd., celebrated their first year in business since the renovation of the hotel. Guests enjoyed great food, drinks and delightful conversation. Public House Restaurant is a great place to relax with colleagues, family and friends.
Recently, Vinings Lifestyle magazine hosted a Health and Wellness Professionals Mixer along with dermatologist, Dr. Alan Gardner. Held at one of Vinings' newest restaurants, 101 Steak, the crowd enjoyed an evening of delicious food, drinks and networking.
A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta worked with Operation Gratitude and the local Legion Posts for their 4th Annual Candy Buyback Costume Party. They collected over 700 lbs of candy which will be sent to troops overseas. Kids exchanged candy for money and were able to party with DJ Willy Wow!
Local business owners, community members and Vinings Lifestyle staff recently celebrated the 'Best of Smyrna/Vinings' awards. Delicious food was provided by Creatwood Tavern and awards by Trophy Hut. Community organizations in attendance included the Smyrna Business Association, Vinings Historic Preservation Society, Vinings Business Association, and Cobb Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Jaha Howard’s campaign for Georgia State Senator celebrated the grand opening of a new campaign office at Roam @ Galleria recently. Supporters indulged in an evening of fun, drinks, snacks...and canvassing!
The Smyrna Public Safety Foundation Heroes Gala took place on September 10, 2016 at Remington Hall at Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna. A sold out crowd enjoyed a full buffet featuring Kenny's Great Pies and Rev Coffee, along with line-dancing and a silent auction. Several corporations sponsored tables including WellStar.
The 20th Annual Vinings Down Hill 5K, dubbed the fastest 5K in Atlanta, raced into the history books on this August. Hosted by the Vinings Rotary Club, hundreds of Atlantans braved the heat to run the 5K and party together in Vinings Jubilee afterward.
The Smyrna Rotary Club helped to celebrate the birth of Smyrna with family and friends during the official Smyrna Birthday Celebration on August 6, 2016. High-energy music, festival foods, birthday festivities, and a kids entertainment area added to the excitement of the annual event. Photography by Smyrna Rotary Club
There is a new place in Smyrna to find fabulous footwear: Ms. Heel Boutique. This boutique specializes in high heels and other glamorous finds and recently threw a posh grand opening party to celebrate their launch. Ms. Heel is located in the new shopping center, Shops at Belmont. MsHeel.com
School is now back in session for kids in Cobb County schools. From teachers to administrators to parents and of course students, everyone is excited to transition to a new school year. Here are some first day of school photos to prove it!
Dr. Jaha Howard and the rest of the staff at A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta invited their patients to a fun-filled summer party. With pizza, face-painting and lots of good fun, both kids and adults found great reasons to love their dentist! AtlantaKidSmiles.com
Executive Chef Nicholas Walker is a hidden gem in the Atlanta culinary scene though he serves 100,000 guests each year at Cobb Galleria Centre. He recently hosted a Chef’s Table for area influencers showcasing cuisine inspired by his Georgia roots. Check out this drool-worthy food! (More information: cobbgalleria.com)
Recently, The Smyrna Team hosted a client appreciation event at SkyZone in Kennesaw. Current and former clients spent the afternoon jumping for joy. The Smyrna Team sponsors client appreciation events several times a year to continue their relationship with clients who often become friends. TheSmyrnaTeam.com
The Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, which is an organization to promote the achievement of women in culinary professions, celebrated their 20th anniversary over a private dinner at 4th & Swift. The extravagant affair, A Platinum and Emerald Evening, was hosted by Chef Jay Swift.
The area's most dapper dudes and lovely ladies attended the 51st running of the Atlanta Steeplechase on April 23, 2016. Lifestyle Publications was proud to be a sponsor. Bert's Big Adventure, a nonprofit providing trips and support to terminal or chronically ill children and their parents, was the beneficiary.
After an extensive planning period, the art departments at Smyrna's elementary, middle, high school and charter schools came together to host a joint art show. The goal was to showcase the Smyrna arts programs and the creativity of the students involved in them. The first "Smyrna Schools Celebrate the Arts Show" was held on the evening of March 20th at…
WellStar broke ground recently on the long-anticipated Vinings Health Park! Local community leaders joined WellStar Health System executives for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the facility off Atlanta Road, with a reception following at Hotel Indigo - Vinings. The state-of-the-art medical facility is expected to open in September 2017.
The tiny dancers in the Smyrna Community Dance program recently showed off their newly-aquired skills to family and friends. These 'dancing queens' were a hit! Go online for more information about Smyrna Community Dancers at smyrnadancers.com.
Thin mints. Tagalongs. Samoas. Oh my! It's Girl Scout cookie time in Vinings. Be on the look out for these young cookie sellers hawking their treats throughout the community this month. More information: girlscoutsatl.org.
Students from Jitterbug Performing Arts recently performed on stage at a student showcase for friends and family. From the littlest tyke to the "seasoned" teen, everyone was all smiles on stage. JitterbugPerformingArts.com
There is a reason why Atlanta is called the Hollywood of the South. Vinings resident and photographer, Guy D'Alema, shares some of his favorite shots from shows filmed in our city. See more of his images online at photosbyguy.com.
The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual dinner despite flurries in the air on Saturday, January 23, 2016. This black-tie affair celebrated the many accomplishments of 2015 and set the standard for a successful 2016! Photo credit: Chris Roughgarden
Vinings and Smyrna is home to lots of residents who give back. There are moms groups who do more than arrange playdates. And kids who do more than go to the park. Check out how some residents are giving back to our community.
Hotel Indigo Atlanta - Vinings in the heart of Vinings is now open. VIP guests celebrated the long-awaited launch on November 19, 2015. Out-of-towners as well as locals are invited to see the community's newest star.
The top food event of the year in Georgia, Afternoon in the Country, put on by Les Dames d'Escoffier featured several Vinings restaurants including Muss & Turners, Paces & Vine, Fifth Group, and Local Three. Despite less-than-perfect weather, guests indulged in a fabulous afternoon at Serenbe.
Whitefield Academy celebrated "I Love to Read" week with its adorably fun Red Tricycle parade. Lower School students brought their favorite children's book characters to life in a magnificent and colorful display of costumes.
Pumpkins, super heroes, princesses and more flooded Vinings neighborhoods this October for Halloween parties, Fall Festivals, and of course trick-or-treating! The folks at Swim Revolution even got in on the fun!
A mix of residents, business owners and people in the know gathered in September for the official launch of Vinings Lifestyle magazine at Paces & Vine. Hosted by Publisher Donald Hawkins. Photography Mia McCorkle of JTM Photography Atlanta, JTMPhotoAtlanta.com
Kids in Cobb county start early! Here are some of our best and brightest from Nickajack Elementary, Bolton Academy, St. Benedict's, Covenant Christian School, Smyrna Elementary, The Lovett School, The Children's School, and Argyle Elementary.
More than 1200 runners enjoyed the family-friendly event, hosted by the Vinings Rotary Club, and raised $85,000+ for the Vinings Rotary Charity Fund, the Calvary Children's Home, and the Good Samaritan Health Center of Atlanta.
The Vinings Business Association (VBA) hosted an after-hours event July 21 at SOHO Restaurant in Vinings. Business owners, executives, managers and residents mingled while discussing the vibrancy of Vinings. ViningsBusiness.com