Feed Your Soul with Culinary Connections

 “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” —James Beard   The holiday season is always full of families, friends…and food! As an integral part of our cultures, food is so much more than simple sustenance. From family stories retold every year, to the more traditional history of particular foods and why they are part of our heritage and celebrations—our holiday…

Home Sweet Here

When many think of home, they imagine a single city or single house. They are instantly flooded with memories of riding bikes down the same streets, growing up in the same house since birth, driving past the same strip malls and parks. My definition of home is a bit more convoluted.

Meet Britt Hall

It was eight years ago when Special Olympics Georgia Forsyth County was introduced to Britt Hall of Alpharetta. He is a Special Olympics Georgia athlete, Georgia Aquarium employee and avid Georgia sports fan. “The first sport I started competing in with Special Olympics was softball. I was with the Forsyth Golden Gloves, and we were a pretty good team,” says…

Denim Forever

Whether it be the perfect pair of jeans or a funky new backpack, there’s nothing like returning to school with an elevated style. I present to you the return of the eighties: denim, denim, denim! As history tells us, this fashion garment dating all the back to the 1800s is here to stay.

Swim Across America

Celebrating 30 years of raising local funds for cancer research, prevention and treatment, Swim Across America (SAA) hosts swim-related events and open water swims coast-to-coast, and is returning for their 5th annual Atlanta Open Water Swim at Lake Lanier on September 23, 2017. What began as a one-time event in Nantucket in 1987 has evolved into over 100 annual events…

Sophomore’s Summer Playlist

I made this playlist two days after completing my second year at college. Sitting in the passenger seat on the way home, I added more than 70 songs to a playlist as the 1996 Chevy Suburban, that would later break down in Indianapolis, schlepped along the weathered Midwestern freeway. With each song I placed, I remembered the moment that was…

Find Local Flavor Slightly North 
of South-Peach & The Porkchop

On a bustling Sunday night, the dining room at Peach & the Porkchop was filled with all walks of life, from couples on date night and groups of friends to multigenerational families and toddlers in high chairs. All gather at this restaurant that boasts it is “slightly north of south,” poking fun at its location on the cusp of Roswell…

Festivals For The Rest of us

Are you ready for the second half of 2017? These food, beverage and music festivals will help you look forward to it! As the weather gets warmer and vacations become imperative after a long winter, here are some festivals throughout the nation—plus one north of the U.S. border—our travel expert Dennis Malcolm Byron--aka beer expert Ale Sharpton--strongly recommends especially for…

Dear Papa Jim,

We love your magazines! We heard this issue was all about kids and pets. Since we are your biggest fans (and your favorite grand daughters), we wanted to say how much we love you!

High’s Picks

Are you a wine lover? Then don’t miss “The Big One,” the 25th year of the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction, March 22–25. The Auction is the largest charity wine auction in the United States benefiting the arts and the largest fundraising event for the High Museum of Art.