Happy Father’s Day!

June is celebration time at my house! We celebrate both my husband's birthday and Father's Day, as well as the freedom that the lack of school schedules gives us. I love this time of year! I love the balmy summer nights spent sipping a frosty drink, and I even love the sweltering summer days (all the better to stay at…

Meet Our June Contributors

Jessica Battista, CMP is a luxury travel adviser with SmartFlyer. Inspired by her grandmother’s mementos from Spain and Morocco, Jessica’s desire to travel began at an early age. She studied abroad at the University of Oxford, England, hiked 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago through northern Spain and spent time traveling throughout Europe, Asia, South America, the Caribbean and…

Around Town

Nickajack Elementary students had the opportunity to participate in the Smithsonian’s Nestwatch program recently. Thanks to grants supplied by Flying Together, IBM, and Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Nickajack has been able to develop and grow a thriving birding area adjacent to the school.

Les Dames d’Escoffier Hosts a Platinum 
and Emerald Evening

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.

Atlanta Steeplechase Stampeded into Town

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.

Letters to Dad

When I decided to spend the rest of my life with Todd McCarthy, I knew I was marrying a man with one of the kindest hearts ever to exist. He is a man of character, kindness, selflessness, and generosity. I have only watched each of these qualities grow when he became a father 4 years ago. As we continue on…

TESLA MODEL 3

The base-level Tesla Model 3 will come standard with a rear-mounted single motor capable of launching the car from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in about six seconds. A high-performance dual-motor AWD configuration will also be offered, though Tesla has offered little in the way of performance stats for the car. Journalists who were offered the opportunity to…

Bourbon, Beer & Burgers

It’s official: patio season is here. And Smyrna and Vinings are great places to spend these long, hot summer days. Whether you prefer to cool off with an ice cold beer, sip on a robust bourbon, or get down and dirty with a delicious burger, this area is full of options! Here are some of our favorites. (Just be sure…

The Real Men of Smyrna Vinings

Fred Blankenship, anchors Channel 2 Action News from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and Channel 2 Action News at Noon. Fred joined WSB-TV in 2007. Before coming to Atlanta, he was a reporter and weekend anchor at San Diego's KGTV. Fred has been a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Press Photographers Association. A Los…

The Man Behind the Congressman

Congressman David Scott is our congressman. He has served a diverse region, which includes Smyrna and Vinings as well as parts of Fayette, Clayton, Henry, Fulton, and Douglas counties, for the last 13 years. He has a strong presence, a firm handshake, and a charming smile that quietly commands attention. He is an old school politician who would rather give…

Father’s Day Gifts to Splurge On

This month, it's time to honor special dads everywhere. Here are the extravagant gifts to splurge on to show them just how much they are loved. These are the gifts to say Happy Father's Day in a BIG way!

Golfing Around the World

Summer is here and that means golf season is in full swing both in Atlanta and across the world. For golf enthusiasts looking for a little extra in their summer vacation, check out these four unique destinations. For those who live by the motto "a bad day on the golf course, is better than a good day anywhere else", these…

Sausages with Beer Cheese Sauce

Summer is in full swing. Bring on the longer days, cookouts and baseball! These hot days call for simplicity in the kitchen, making these sausages with beer cheese sauce is the ideal summer dish. The sausages cook up quickly in one pan, get slit down the middle and seasoned with spices. Searing them takes them to the next level by…

Meet Rising Star: Jawan Nobles

Honing both academic and athletic prowess is not an easy feat, but one Campbell High School senior is making these two worlds come together quite successfully.