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?

The Montessori Difference

Maria Montessori, Italy’s first woman doctor, invented a system of early childhood education based on her scientific observations of how the child constructs himself through interaction with his environment.  

Backyard, Your Way

A backyard can be a place to grill out and fight off mosquitoes, or it can serve as a veritable oasis. When it comes to creating an outdoor living experience that comfortably welcomes friends and family during the summer and year-round, think beyond the grass and consider incorporating elements that turn your humble backyard into an entertainment and relaxation station.

Expertise Matters

100,000 miles... That’s nearly four times the distance around the equator, more than 211 million steps, and the combined length of all the blood vessels in an average adult human body. Along those 100,000 miles of minuscule arteries, veins and capillaries, a vast array of conditions may occur that require the expertise of a vascular surgeon.

Meet Emily Brenner

A lawyer, a rabbi and a shrink walk into a bar.

Goldfish Swim School Growing Love for Water, One Toddler at a Time

Goldfish Swim School splish-splashed its way into our Alpharetta community and has local families bubbly about the water! From first-time greetings with the agua to instruction on furthering swimming skill-sets, this school has changed the mentality behind pool time. Upon its official January 2017 opening, Goldfish swim has seen bouncy babies to tiny tots to growing guppies and everyone in…

Making Dogs Her Life

"I think you missed your calling,” a career counselor told Melissa Hampton Perlman in 2009. She laughs remembering her initial reaction: “I have a calling? How can you tell over the phone?” That conversation revealed Melissa could turn her hobby—taking care of friends’ and neighbors’ pets and homes while they were away—into a business. “I had never thought about it…

Getting Crafty

This is where people get creative and build cool stuff! Woodcraft of Atlanta, located in Alpharetta, sells quality woodworking tools, accessories and supplies and promotes woodworking through a variety of educational opportunities. It is one of 70 plus Woodcraft retail stores throughout the US where anyone can learn to use all the right tools to create wood products.

The Two Sisters of Tulips

Nicole and Amanda are two sisters separated by 2,000 miles: Nicole in Alpharetta and Amanda in Irvine, California. But distance doesn’t prevent them from running their own cosmetic business, Tulips Apothecary. The sisters started the company in 2013 as a hobby, but since it has expanded to offer 20 different Pucker Pots, their version of lip balm; Body Lotion Pots,…