Polo, cocktails, live music. Repeat.

I listen to music pretty much all day. I have bluetooth speakers in every room and earbuds in every pocket. Spotify, Pandora and iTunes provide me with a soundtrack to my life. I toggle between my own playlists and music these all-knowing virtual DJs find for me. When I sail with my dear friend Tom, he plays bluegrass which seems…

October 2016 Around Town

Alpharetta Lifestyle is proud media sponsor of the fourth annual Alpharetta Wire & Wood Songwriter Festival and we are looking forward to two great nights of music and fun this October 7th and 8th! Come join us downtown Alpharetta where prominent songwriters from across the country will convene for the 2-day festival. Free kickoff events will be held at Avalon…

Northside’s Volunteers Foster Growth

Each year, a growing number of individuals, schools and area businesses support Northside through generous gifts of time, talent and treasure to the hospital’s Foundation. While primarily a fundraising organization, the Northside Hospital Foundation also has a strong commitment to building stronger and healthier communities through volunteerism and outreach. Last year, nearly 4,000 Northside volunteers donated more than 30,000 hours…

Towne Club Windermere

Like living on a cruise ship all year long, Towne Club Windermere opened with a splash. Guests received special “passports” for several community “ports of call” to win prizes at a festive grand opening of the resort-style retirement living community. TowneClubWindermere.com

Stadium Spirit

Ken Small of Alpharetta discovered a way to capture his childhood memories and passion for stadiums and bring them to life in a seventh grade required wood shop class. While most of his peers constructed standard bookcases as their final project, Ken meticulously recreated the horseshoe shaped Georgia Tech football stadium in multiple layers of wood.

Alpharetta’s Best Brew

Flavor: This DIPA is different. Instead of the popular citrus burst immediately from the sip, there is a more oaky. piney earthiness in the one, along with characteristics found in rye-infused ales and that is not a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s a refreshing approach to this style, with more controlled notes of apricot, mango and mandarin orange…

Ale’s Draft Pick

Beer name: Cinnamon Roll’d W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout, Brewery: Terrapin Beer Co., Athens, Georgia, Style: American Imperial Stout

Promising Polo

Polo in the Pines, October 8 and 9 will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer’s work, honoring Lacey JoLynn Johnson and Matthew Willis. Join us for Saturday’s fast-paced matches, a silent auction punctuated with craft cocktails and cuisine from our favorite restaurants. For Sunday’s new Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, the ponies will be back, with bloody marys, the best brunch bites and…

More than a Meal: a Feature Production

Most people view cooking as a chore, maybe a labor of love, but still work. There’s shopping, chopping, sautéing, simmering, boiling, baking, roasting and grilling. For a few glorious moments, there’s the actual partaking of the meal that took all that effort to prepare…and in what seems like a split second, they’re gone – all your people, they leave you…