Welcome to 2016!

January is a time of renewal. It’s a time when anything is possible. It’s a time for resolutions big and small. At Vinings Lifestyle, we are thrilled to start another year with you! And we resolve to continue bringing you the best, most interesting information about our diverse community.

MEET JANUARY’S TEAM

Meet some of the photographers and writers who helped shape this month's magazine: Kimberly Dejanovich-Ryan 
Kimberly is our cover photographer this month! She moved to Georgia in August 2014, with her husband and two dogs. She loves to hike and explore the area and all the beauty it has to offer. In addition to her professional photography work, Kimberly donates…

Grand Opening of Hotel Indigo

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.

Vinings Restaurants Shine at Afternoon 
in the Country Event

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.

Around Town

Hotel Indigo Atlanta 
- Vinings is now open! After much work and a pushed back opening, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) opened the third installation of the Hotel Indigo brand in metro Atlanta. The 160-room hotel is located at 2857 Paces Ferry in the heart of Vinings, steps from the shops and restaurants in Vinings Jubilee. This boutique hotel is striving…

Smyrna Artist Makes a Splash Throughout the South

Melissa Payne Baker spends her days chasing her artistic dreams as well as her toddler son, both keeping her creativity in full bloom. She grew up in Mississippi but now, along with her son and husband Rick, Melissa calls the Vinings area home.

Casino Night at Delmar Gardens

Local residents were dressed to the nines for the Delmar Gardens casino night this past November. A fun night with some friendly casino action ensured everyone went home a winner!

16 places to visit in 2016

Is your resolution to travel more? Here are 16 places you should consider visiting during 2016...all within driving distance of Vinings! 1. Drive the Georgia Brews and Q’s Trail (Historic Heartland Region). Spanning 14 counties from Athens to Perry, Georgia’s first barbecue and beer trail highlights the best in saucy eats and thirst-quenching drinks. From barbecue that has blasted into…

Diamond Dallas Page, An Unlikely Yoga Guru

This ain't your momma's yoga! Diamond Dallas Page originally developed DDP YOGA for athletes like himself who had suffered years of injuries due to high-impact sports. It is the yoga for people who "wouldn't be caught dead" doing yoga, or anything like it. It combines the very best techniques of yoga, traditional fitness, sports therapy and dynamic resistance to create…

So You 
Want to 
Start a Blog?

When Atlanta-born author, and former model Arkeedah McCormick stepped away from the world of fashion, she was not yet ready to forgo her passion for haute couture. Hence, the Vinings transplant has swapped her modeling career for one of today's trendiest entrepreneurial gigs— blogging with a style-centered twist— which has kept the door open for her to stay linked to…

Speaking for Those Who 
Can’t Speak for Themselves

Kimberly Fisher is many things. She can be called an art collector, philanthropist, special needs advocate, travel enthusiast, home cook extraordinaire and business manager. However, her most beloved titles include wife and mom. Kimberly is the wife to Smyrna's well-known orthodontist, Dameon Fisher, and mother to 11-year-old Mackenzie, who has been diagnosed with autism. She is also the director of…

Be the Change You Want 
to See This Year

True heart health - not the kind that comes from diet and exercise - is a key and often overlooked piece of wellness. It’s the kind that comes from giving one hour, dollar, Saturday, or element of your schedule. That kind of health can help change the trajectory of one life. According to a study published in the International Journal…

Southern-Styled Outerwear

Winter in Atlanta is always questionable. However, with the exception of a few winter storms, the weather still allows you to be fierce with fashion. Who said being bundled up has to mean a puffy coat and knit hat? Fashion is a representation of who you are and should reflect your personality no matter the season. There are always trends…

We Run These Streets!

Uptown Pups is an independent pet boutique for "pet parents" looking for something unique and special for their animals. They can supply the needs for all the cats and dogs in the Vinings area and are dedicated to making sure their products are both fun and affordable. Uptown Pups specializes in toys, food, accessories and grooming for canines (by appointment…

Top Ten Resolutions Even I Can Keep

Uptown Pups is an independent pet boutique for "pet parents" looking for something unique and special for their animals. They can supply the needs for all the cats and dogs in the Vinings area and are dedicated to making sure their products are both fun and affordable. Uptown Pups specializes in toys, food, accessories and grooming for canines (by appointment…