Happy March

My sweet mom used to remind us, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Growing up in Michigan, we hoped and prayed that was true. By March, we’d had it with shoveling, muddy icicles mucking up wheel wells, freezing grey days and the lack of sunshine. Here in Alpharetta, March will mostly come in like…

Tuning Up for a Tenth Anniversary: “A Night at the Opera”

For the first time in a decade, opera is coming to the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra (JCSO)—and you won’t have to be an opera fan, or even know the titles on the program, to enjoy the performances you’ll hear, says Executive Director Sue Haggerty,

Village Tavern Toasts

Friends, advertisers and staff gathered at Village Tavern in Alpharetta to celebrate the one year anniversary of 
Alpharetta Lifestyle and first three months of the new Johns Creek Lifestyle magazine.

March 2017 Around Town

Executive chef and restaurateur Marc Taft has created a restaurant management company called Southern Fried Hospitality to provide management and development for his four restaurants including Chicken and the Egg, Brine Seafood Shack (debuting spring 2017 in Alpharetta’s Avalon). The company also plans to expand its consulting services to both restaurants and hotel F&B operations. Taft’s chef-driven restaurants remain consistent…

GOCA Flies High for Cancer Awareness at Gala

The Sandy Springs-based Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is set to host another spectacular soiree at the Delta Flight Museum with its seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, on Saturday, March 11. All proceeds from the event support the organization’s statewide education and awareness efforts and community outreach programs. Last year’s gala drew 700 attendees and raised almost $250,000. The GOCA…

Village Tavern Turns Heads

We recommend reserving a table at Village Tavern ahead of time during prime time and on the weekends. One of the most popular eateries north of Atlanta, first-time patrons become regulars and join the loyal following who appreciate the Tavern’s balance of upscale décor with a communal vibe. Popular for date nights, family dinner, birthday celebrations or to impress clients…

Cars and Cash

We love it when road trips have a theme and our recent trip to Nashville and Bowling Green certainly had it — Cars! Just south of Nashville is the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant where free tours are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Altima, Maxima, LEAF, Pathfinder, Rogue and Infiniti QX60 are manufactured here. In fact, about 640,000 vehicles…

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.

Barleygarden Launches at Avalon

The story of Atlanta is one of rebirth. There's a reason the city chose the phoenix as its symbol — rising from the ashes of Civil War-era destruction, Atlanta's reinvented itself multiple times over. Perhaps Atlanta chef Kevin Ouzts, who is bringing a new restaurant called Barleygarden to Alpharetta's Avalon this year, should consider adopting that same phoenix as his…

Appy Meals

It seems like we rely on apps for everything from the weather to traffic, so why not rely on apps to help you find or cook food? We’ve tested six apps that will make finding a place to eat out or a recipe to cook at home an easy decision. Download and you'll be on your way to a satisfying…