Where Chefs Eat

"One cannot think well, love well and sleep well if one has not dined well." Virginia Wolfe

Collaborate for Sweet Success

While a grass roots idea plants the seed, it is through the power of partnerships we discover our true potential.  

Modern Southern Cookbooks

Today’s cookbooks have evolved from difficult, text-heavy, picture-free collections to become beautiful modern storybooks. Southern cooking and baking has also evolved to include new ideas, fun trends, and daring spins on the classic comfort foods we know and love. Inspired by home cooks, chefs, and heirloom family recipes, the following three cookbook authors have put delicious twists on traditional Southern…

Cool Tech for Your Kitchen

Gone are the days when the only thing beeping in a kitchen is an egg timer! Check out out favorite gadgets to make cooking more fun and better looking.

Music to your Mouth

Low Country hospitality, dancing under the stars to familiar bluegrass favorites, succulent wood fire-roasted oysters plucked from the adjoining May River and bacon cured in the Smoky Mountains perfectly paired with Charleston’s best bourbon. For 12 years, a mighty crescendo has been building, as the South’s favorite music and food festival, Music To Your Mouth, lights up Palmetto Bluff. 

InstaStyle: IG icons

 Article Maria Smith  Insta-fun! Insta-fashion! Insta-FABULOUS! Meet six unique, engaging and chic Instagramers, all who call Metro Atlanta home. Whether running to the country club, running to the beach, or just running errands with the kids, they are stylish, hip and seem to be effortlessly fashionable.   From those who favor bold colors, to fashion mavens who want to rip trends from the runway, to the…

When the lake calls

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Living on the lake is the best and this property, new to the market, brings luxury and lake life together in a gorgeous package.  Capture the sunrise and sunset on this magical lake property. Feel the rhythm of the water as you enjoy the luxurious saltwater pool and spa overlooking Lake Windward. A $1 million-plus…

Fashion First With Bert

 Article Britni Johnson | Photography Provided  On Thursday, September 13, Alpharetta’s mixed-use community Avalon will roll out the blue carpet for its fourth annual Noon to Night Fall Fashion Show benefitting Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides an all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.   The exclusive event,…

Small Fries

 Article and Photography Maria Smith  From the smallest babies to the most “senior” citizens to the furry friends who are also part of our families, all are welcome in Alpharetta. If you're looking for a family-friendly restaurant, a pet-friendly patio, or a local event that works for everyone, check out our favorites in and around our community.  Avalon Night’s Live, Avalon, 400…

Kids Rule!

 Article Rhiannon Johnson   There are thousands of books written for kids, parents, and families covering every aspect of children and pets. The three releases we are highlighting in this issue focus on youth activism, child psychology, and discussing the difficult topic of death with a child. We invite you to visit one of our local bookstores to purchase these releases,…