The Best of St. Belle Dame

“Belle Dame” translates to beautiful woman in French, and the staff at St Belle Dame believes that true beauty comes from within. Isn't that refreshing?  "We want to offer only the best to allow true, inner beauty to shine without the need for reliance on artificial beauty standards created by the industry," says xxx.  "In order to do this, our team…

Farmers Market Faves

Lalos Sauces are made in Doraville and this is their first year at the market. “I have heard wonderful reviews about the diversity of the vendors and customers of the market,” says owner Eduardo Barreat. @LalosSauce

Home Is Where The Harmony Is

I sat down and drew it all out one night. I’ve moved cities/apartments/houses every six months or so for the past five years. Some people may think this would be disorienting, making it harder to find a footing in a community. But to me, I’ve found that the nomadic lifestyle is one I appreciate more. Moving around has forced me to…

Put the Giving in Your Thanksgiving

 ThrowAwayDogsProject.com  This nationwide project rescues shelter dogs, rehabilitates them and trains them to be K9 officers, military K9 or service dogs. A fundraising walk took place in October to raise money for the purchase of a new K9 officer for the Alpharetta police trained by Throw Away Dogs Project. Make a donation, purchase merchandise or contact the local rep at  SUPCreativeGroup.com…

Take the Day Off

For the better part of three hours standing in the middle of the gin-clear Noontootla Creek in Blue Ridge, I was laser focused on a 2-inch piece of green yarn. I’d glance up occasionally for a new cast, looking for foam or those treasure troves of cold dark water. My guide David Hulsey was patient, then pushy when that green…

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…

Beach, here I come!

 Article Sue G. Collins  I spend most of the summer outdoors (I'm writing this sitting on the cottage porch) so I asked the experts at Aesthetic Specialty Centre to recommend the smartest products for my summer beach bag. I'm loving them all!  1)  Colorescience brush on SPF, powered by EnviroScreen™ Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides total protection in one…

Sharing Time together is their favorite thing

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Guilty Pleasure: Watching General Hospital Together  Manju owns her own business and Vanita works crazy hours.

Housework Holiday

A friendly little gecko scampered across the sun-drenched wall around the pool where I lay reading the third novel of my spring break vacation in Seagrove, Florida. Besides the song of a resident male cardinal serenading his girl, the afternoon was still and quiet. Just the way I like it. 

Clean Now, List Later

7 Tips To Get Your Home Ready To Sell – from Rhonda Shell Real Estate