No place like home.

It's a cliche for a reason: there really is no place like home. The home my family and I live in now has seen first steps, happy reunions with friends and family, and many loud, joyous parties. It has survived the Terrible Twos times four, some home improvement projects that didn't quite improve anything, as well as the time someone…

November 2016 Our Contributors

KIMBERLY DEJANOVICH moved from California to Georgia in August 2014, with her husband and three dogs. She loves exploring Georgia and all the beauty it has to offer. She’s involved with hiking groups and enjoys donating her photography services to animal shelters and rescues in Georgia. Kimberly has a passion for photography and feels incredibly grateful to be working in…

Best of Smyrna/Vinings Awards Reception

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.

Grand Opening of Campaign Office for Dr. Jaha Howard

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!

Smyrna Public Safety Foundation Heroes Gala

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.

Shops at Belmont Host Grand Opening Celebration

Long awaited and much anticipated, Halpern Enterprises was thrilled to have the community come out for a family-friendly day of food and fun at the grand opening of the Shops at Belmont!

November 2016 Around Town

"Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage" is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heartpounding music played live by an eight piece onstage band, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of…

The Shops at Belmont Come Alive

Food lovers, fashion fiends, and families alike will find it easy to enjoy Smyrna’s latest retail development. The Shops at Belmont boast Smyrna’s first roof-top sports bar, a swanky boutique for high-heel shoe lovers, and a groovy barbershop with roots in Berlin, Germany.

Smyrna’s Secret Gem

Spartan Kitchen.Bath is located at 2870 Plant Atkinson Rd, Smyrna, GA 30080 Phone: 770.333.9918 Visit them online: SpartanKitchenAndBath.com. Spartan Kitchen.Bath is a secret treasure in Smyrna’s own backyard. From concept to completion, they are the go-to company when it comes to kitchen and bath remodel projects for homeowners, contractors, and home flippers.

The Building of a Community

When driving down Atlanta Road, the impressive new 63-unit townhome community, Lylebrooke, has probably caught the eye of many motorists. It is a place where convenience meets custom design. The end result is a sought-after community helping to give life to a once barren part of the city.

ArtsBridge Foundation Brings the Performing Arts to Georgia Students

Hundreds of thousands of children living in the South have been able to experience live performing arts because of the ArtsBridge Foundation. This non-profit is the arts education outreach arm of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. It is dedicated to providing quality performing arts education programs designed to engage, motivate and elevate the next generation of artists and arts…

Rising Star Student: Sean Kite-Powell

This month's rising star student is Sean Kite-Powell, a 9th grader in the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Campbell High School. Sean, a product of Griffin Middle School and the International Academy of Smyrna charter school, is a great example of Smyrna's public education system.

Room to Grow

Devin Taylor Designs offers color consults for interior and exterior, home renovation design and management, design consults, and interior design. Find her through her website DevinTaylorInteriorDesign.com Pristine, showstopper nurseries are booming in the design world. And yet babies grow out of their nurseries in a flash and kids' interests can change by the hour. The demands for transition are as…

In the Kitchen with Chef Jeffrey Gardner

Visiting Common Quarter for lunch or dinner? Check out the Look West Burger. Inspired by the famed California chain, In-N-Out Burger, the Look West Burger is composed of two, thin grass-fed beef patties that meld perfectly together with American cheese. It’s all rounded out with a “secret” sauce and served between two delicious H&F Bread Co. buns. It’s even paired…

A Forever Home

The Smyrna Team has more than 50 years of combined real estate experience. They specialize in working with home buyers and sellers in Smyrna and Vinings. Their team members are Keller Williams professionals with an unparalleled knowledge of the Smyrna Real Estate Market and a commitment to helping their community thrive. It's no wonder they were voted #1 Best Real…

Home Renovation

As a well-to-do bachelor in the late 1800's, George Vanderbilt built a summer get-away in the western North Carolina town of Asheville, which he named the ‘Biltmore Estate.’ The 250-room home sprawls out over four acres. It has 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces along with a swimming pool, gym and bowling alley. He referred to it as his…

A Doctor with An Artist’s Eye

Dr. Alan Gardner is the Physician Owner of the Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa. He has helped his patients achieve healthy and realistic skin and cosmetic goals since 1985. He treats patients for skin diseases such as skin cancer, eczema and psoriasis. He also performs cosmetic procedures like Age Rejuvenation Laser Treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion facials, tattoo removal and skin…