Cooking With Love

Besides the Meadowcreek High School students who are already scheduled to report to her classes throughout the day, it is a regular occurrence for alumni, aspiring chefs, industry professionals and faculty to pay Culinary Arts Instructor Chef Simone Byron a visit. Their reasons for stopping by range from simply saying hello, to getting a dose of Chef Simone’s humorous, yet…

Seeing Red on 30A

Celebrating its silver anniversary, the SEASIDE® Seeing Red Wine Festival earns recognition as a “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festival” by Fodor’s Travel. As loyal attendees we agree, just a short drive from Atlanta, it is by far our favorite event year after year. Photography STM Photography

Table for Two

Sean OKeefe Events designed each table with love. Visit the dream team's new location at 2126 Faulkner Rd and tune into Atlanta Bon Vivant on Atlanta and Company every Tuesday for more of Sean's tips on living well. SeanOkeefeEvents.com​

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee

Pulling up the long welcoming driveway to the The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee after a short but taxing drive east from Atlanta, I checked my watch (for the last time, I promised myself) and bolted across the courtyard to the spa. The warm staff showed me to my locker and I changed into the thick robe and spa sandals, sinking…

Happy February, Alpharetta

Attending a cooking school recently at The Swag resort in the Great Smoky Mountains of Waynesville, NC, I learned NOT to flip a crepe, season from high above the pan and to hold a sharp knife on the blade between my pointer finger and thumb. Chef Bledsoe taught our small and enthusiastic class how to score and sear a duck…

Around Town

Pedestrians have a safe and convenient way to cross Main Street in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta. The City activated a new mid-block pedestrian crossing on December 21. The crossing features a crossing signal, known as the HAWK Pedestrian Beacon, similar to one in use on Old Milton Parkway near Wills Park. When activated by a pedestrian, the HAWK signal…

Al Fresco Alpharetta , With Love

A soft blanket to sit on and another to toss over chilly shoulders (stadium blanket, favorite beach towel or a sturdy throw from the sofa) plus a few pillows for a more comfy occasion. Real cutlery, steak knives, serving spoons, wrapped in fabric napkins (no plastic or paper for this picnic please). Add a bow! Kitchen towel to wrap used…

A Passion for Pampering

Living here in Perimeter North, we spend our days battling traffic, steeling ourselves against more stressors than we realize. No wonder so many new spas have opened in our community. Lucky for us! With many spas offering seemingly identical services, why chose one spa over another? When we look for a spa to treat ourselves, we are also looking for…

2016 Acura RLX 3.5L Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Acura continues to shine in the luxury sector’s fields of style, reliability, ample features and overall quality. The all-new RLX Sport Hybrid sedan effortlessly solidifies this automaker’s high accolades. Upon first sight, the sleek body is enhanced by 19-inch alloy wheels and Jewel Eye LED headlights that emulate 20 gleaming diamonds to help drivers navigate through the most unfavorable conditions.…