Local Artists Honored

The American Craft Show (ACC), a three-day celebration taking place March 13 - 15 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Marietta, features over 200 of the country’s leading artists specializing in contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, home goods and décor. This year’s show has a strong representation of artists and crafters from the southeast with more than 20 Atlanta-area artists participating, including Debra Kidd…

Home is where the art is

Mary Ellen Vanaken loves color. Her dining room walls are rich red, a vibrant backdrop for world-renown works of art she and her husband have collected over 20 years of travel and exploring a palate of contemporary art. Her two-story foyer is an impressive gallery, nearly every inch covered with framed works from favorite artists. "Our artwork is our decoration and…

Sparkling wine for your Valentine

Although the name “champagne” is often used to describe any sparkling wine, true Champagne can only come from Champagne, France and it is only made in the Traditional Method (Methode Champenoise) where the bubbles in the wine are obtained through a secondary fermentation inside each individual bottle.  Even though Champagne is often the sparkling wine of choice, there are many different…

Meet Dr. Challa

Q: Your practice specializes in services for pediatrics as well as geriatrics, offering compassionate care for every generation. Most of our readers fall into the 40-60 age group. You also offer IV Fluid Hydration and med spa services. What are your most popular treatments and their benefits?

Wellness is a Way of Life

Sue G. Collins:  You studied medicine in Houston, here in Atlanta and LA.  Are there any fitness or wellness habits you have carried with you through the years?

Peering into Lapeer 

Trying to eat healthy can be a real challenge when dining out, but we found it easy at the new Alpharetta seafood restaurant, Lapeer. Inspired by the coast, this pretty spot creates an elevated beach feel with contemporary decor, serving fresh seafood.

Guy’s Gift Guide

And at the blink of an eye, the winter holiday season is upon us. As we do every year, we make it a priority to ease the task of shopping for meaningful, practical, and off-the-beaten-path gifts recipients will appreciate. Mixing it up, we are recommending a variety of presents in different price ranges for everyone to afford and enjoy.

Scooting Across the Country

I was born with kidney disease. My kidneys were `10 percent functional until I was 10 years old. I had my first kidney transplant when I was 11 years old. Over the past 32 years since then I have had three more kidney transplants. I am one of the luckiest people I know. If it wasn’t for my mother, my…

Bling for your tree

If you need to boost your holiday spirit, visit Diane Johnson Interiors in Alpharetta. The showroom is bursting with cheer, a half dozen Christmas trees dressed to impress. The ornaments each have special appeal- from whimsical to traditional including much-anticipated collectors lines that Diane curates every year. Look for holiday-themed hostess gifts, home decor accents and table linens in traditional…

Thanking Givers

Every opportunity we get, we pause to thank people in our community who make giving a priority. And during this month of Thanksgiving, we put our hands together and thank these Lifestyle Publications Givers.