Hello friends,

What is art to you? A painting that tells a story? A photograph evoking memories? A sculpture revealing personality and emotion? A poem that at first confounds then confirms? A craft that reflects a bygone era, modernized for today’s palate?  Here in Alpharetta, we are surrounded by talent, with access to galleries, markets and museums. … Continued

Happy new year, friends,

What does wellness mean to you?   Salads, sit-ups, CBD and sleep? Meditation and meat-free meals? While my fellow magazine editors splash out their trends for 2020 in their January issues, may I jump on the media bandwagon and toss out an idea?   I am going to try to push for more balance in … Continued

Happy holidays, friends

This will be my first Christmas with a grandson, the best gift ever.  My babies are 20, 22 and 27 and while they make my heart explode with love and pride every day, it’s little Teddy who will be the star of this year’s holiday season. Lucky for me, he and his parents will make … Continued

I’m thankful for The Bahamas

Last year, I had the pleasure of staying at The Abaco Club. The hospitality was unending and the clear warm water and blue sky embraced me. I wrote to my friends there to ask how they are coping after Hurricane Dorian and how we can help and they sent this report. Hurricane Dorian barreled through … Continued

A note from the founder of Polo in the Pines

In the Spring of 1989, I was 16 years old, my mother, Sharon McCollum Knight, was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma. She was given six months to live at the age of 37. She survived over 28 years until July 2017. My husband, Matt Fowler, is a 28-year adult survivor of … Continued

Hello friends,

Winding down from summer, I can only think about where to go next to find that quiet release that I had at the lake. Waking to a chorus of birds and later in the day, lulled by the cicadas while I lay in the hammock under a thick canopy of pines and cedars. Meeting old … Continued

Hello friends,

Living here in Georgia, our summer continues right into August (and really, into September). Aren’t we lucky?  I know the heat can be a bit overwhelming, but now with the kids back in school, parents can find their own summer groove.  It’s a great time to find your favorite spa, yoga class, coffee spot or … Continued

Hello friends,

Summer for me means having my kids home from school and spending a bit more time with them than usual. This spring we celebrated two graduations, as my son graduated from college and daughter from high school. Each summer when my son came home from college we always joked that we knew he was home … Continued

Happy June, friends

This page should be blank. This issue was perilously close to being unpublished, each story unfinished and photos just dangling up in the cloud. I’ve been distracted, detained and otherwise engaged most of the month, my work way down at the bottom of the list of priorities. Sorry, but it’s true. You see, I became … Continued

That’s my mom, Emily.

My mom Emily kept a pink Avon lipstick, clear plastic rain hat, white comb, A&P coupons and a few clean tissues in her purse at all times. She wore an apron on Sundays when she made dinner, still dressed for church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school.  She served on the  … Continued