Merry Christmas!

Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanza! Happy New Year! Good tidings to all! I'm thrilled to celebrate the holiday season with you this year. The weather is crisp. Lights are twinkling. And my children's wish list is getting longer by the minute. The holidays have definitely arrived!

December 2015 Our Contributors

Rotricia Rachelle Coley - As an event designer, stylist, and photographer, Rotricia Rachelle Coley finds joy in helping others celebrate life in style with those that matter most to them. Rotricia Rachelle is known for her custom elaborate themed dessert tables. Her work has been featured in Kara’s Party Ideas, Everyday Party magazine, and Catch My Party. Rotricia Rachelle is…

December 2015 Around Town

The Cobb County Jail just got about 1,000 gently used books and magazines thanks to dozens of generous Rotarians at East Cobb Rotary, South Cobb Rotary, Marietta Metro Rotary and Smyrna Rotary. The project started with Rotarian Jay Treadwell, who had boxes of gently used books that needed a home. Last year, Smyrna Rotary donated about 450 books and magazines…

Create a Fabulous Holiday Dessert Table (Without the Stress!)

Break up chocolate bars. Using a double boiler slowly melt chocolate. Stir until mostly melted. Remove from heat. Continue stirring until chocolate is melted, smooth and glossy. On a parchment paper-lined rimed baking sheet spread chocolate to desired thickness. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios and pomegranate aerials and gently press into the melted chocolate. Add a pinch of sea salt and…

Holiday Gift Guide: For Foodies

Do you have a foodie on your list? They are the people who show up to casual potlucks with perfectly iced petite fours. They gush over the lobster-stuffed snapper they had on a recent trip. They are often found browsing The Cooks Warehouse lusting over the newest set of cutlery. They are not easily impressed, but when they are, it…

Holiday Gift Guide: For Fashionistas

Do you have a belle of the ball on your list? That person who is always so fashion-forward you are constantly rechecking your own wardrobe? From the pint-sized princess to the teenage trendsetter, from the modern mom to the swanky senior, these gifts are sure to be a hit. Just think...you don't have to settle for a gift card this…

Holiday Gift Guide: For Families

There are times when buying a family gift makes much more sense than trying to figure out what each member wants individually. Perhaps its your sister and brother-in-law with eight kids, a cousins's family you aren't sure how to impress, or you're simply running out of time, money or inclination to buy gifts for everyone in one household. Whatever the…

Home for the Holidays

Modify Atlanta was founded in 2002 by Jack and Julia Mattern. Originally a design/build firm in Chicago, Modify’s goal was to create beautiful spaces that pleased the client. After experiencing some difficulty melding the interior design and construction aspects, the Mattern’s opened an interior design sector of Modify, and just last year, the retail store.

I Love to Read Week

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.

Fall Fun in Vinings

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!

Gifts for the Techie in your Life

Gifts for the tech-obsessed can be tricky. They already seem to have everything and staying one step ahead of them can be a fruitless task. But never fear! Here are five of the newest, coolest, most unique technology gifts on the market today. Sure you could spend your paycheck at a variety of technology-laden stores and get the same thing…

Get Ready…
The Holidays are Coming!

It is amazing how each year passes by a little faster. In January, I seem to have razor sharp focus and a calendar of goals to hit, achievements to accomplish, quarterly, monthly and weekly to-do lists I take pride in compiling. Catch me mid-year and I am still on a roll. Not sure what happens after that though. The year…