Summer Hot Spots 2018: Vinings Edition

 Article and Photography Flavia Teles  Summer brings warmer weather, longer days and (hopefully) more time off to enjoy the great outdoors. Vinings Lifestyle has hand-picked four distinctive, highly enjoyable and most definitely picturesque destinations worth penciling into your activity calendar. Now slather on the sunscreen and get out there!  Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Rooted in Service  

 Article Joy Conaway | Photography Donna Permell  "Family first. I started this company with the hope that it will allow me to spend more time with my family. I plan to show my two children the value of hard work and dedication and how it can impact not only family but community.” -Richard S. Pristera Jr.  Monster Tree Service is…

Summer Celebration

 Article and Photography Paula Burchett, Must Have Home  Nothing says summer like a Fourth of July cookout celebration! What better way to host friends and family during this festive time of year than an outdoor entertainment area? Homeowners Gary and Shirley Westmoreland wanted to incorporate their large backyard into usable living space for that very reason. Working closely with their landscape designer,…

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the shriveled fingertips … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Junior ‘Makerspace’ steamBug Opens in Smyrna steamBug offers tools like multiple workshop stations equipped with 3-D printers, CNC machines and building and design materials. The junior “makerspace” is safe space for students to imagine, design and create in the same positive and friendly learning atmosphere designed to “ignite the imagination” that Jitterbug Performing Arts is known for. … Continued

Vinings Village Civic Club

The Vinings Village Civic Club continued its long tradition of hosting candidate forums before the primary elections. An overflowing crowd attended the forum at the Cochise Club in May to hear presentations by district candidates.

Top Chillin’ Spots

 Article and Photography Lila Campbell  Summertime is the season for sipping drinks and savoring bites on the patio with friends. With so many options in Vinings, we've narrowed it down to five of our favorite spots to enjoy these warm summer months — whether you're looking to grab a beer on a pup-friendly patio, a romantic dinner on the riverbank…

Dr. Alan Gardner Photography Showcase

Dermatologist and award-winning photographer Dr. Alan Gardner held an art show in his office showcasing the amazing photographs he's taken all over the world. Many patients and friends shopped for the perfect picture and went home with several prints and gorgeous framed photographs.

Savory Seafood and Sultry Sips

 Article and Photography The Public House at Vinings  Chef Brian Lee draws on his vast coast to coast experience – with elements from California to Georgia – to bring fresh, balanced and beautiful food to the Hotel Indigo's restaurant, The Public House at Vinings. Below he shares the recipe to their most popular lunch item, the Georgia Shrimp BLT wrap, and…