Asheville, for the rest of us

My favorite memory of visiting Asheville, North Carolina, isn’t sipping a remarkable local beer or conquering a challenging mountain hike. The thing I remember most about my recent stay is the hotel turn-down service. I should have known when I was offered a glass of local cuvée at check-in that more nice things were about to happen to me. Later that…

A Family Kitchen

Diane Johnson Interiors recently completed a kitchen renovation for empty nesters who wanted to update their space to fit their new lifestyle. But, they weren't downsizing! The couple happily entertains their kids and grandchildren, so asked Diane and her team to modernize their kitchen and add seating.  We talked to Diane about the project.

Designing Thoughtful, Livable Spaces

David McDonald is the owner of Victoria Renovations, a family-owned company passionate about designing and remodeling homes that make memories. From kitchen and bathroom remodeling to whole home remodeling, their in-house design team works with clients to create and design their vision from the ground up. We sat down with David after his team completed this project in Alpharetta.

A note from the founder of Polo in the Pines

In the Spring of 1989, I was 16 years old, my mother, Sharon McCollum Knight, was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma. She was given six months to live at the age of 37. She survived over 28 years until July 2017. My husband, Matt Fowler, is a 28-year adult survivor of … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Schools Rule Fulton County Schools in Alpharetta are on a roll for the 2019-2020 school year! Creekview Elementary School students and staff took their principal’s challenge to commit to “Be the Difference” this year. They’re doing a school-wide read of the Hard Hat for Kids by Jon Gordon, and teachers will use the story to guide discussions about teamwork … Continued

Nearing the Million Dollar Mark

Every once in awhile you meet someone that changes your life forever.  For me, this person was Tina Fowler, founder and executive director of Polo in the Pines.

Coalition Food and Beverage Celebrates First Anniversary

Coalition Food and Beverage celebrated its one-year anniversary with the ultimate block party. Between the food and drink specials, live entertainment, face painting, corn hole games and more, Coalition’s party was one for the books. Thank you to everyone that celebrated and Renee Locher Makeup and Hair for the pictures!

New Life Enrichment Center

On August 19 Peachtree Christian Health (PCH) cut the ribbon on their new 25,000 square foot Life Enrichment Center built to serve as a haven for families caring for disabled and aging loved one. PCH brings online one of the most comprehensive adult day health centers in our community.

Cooking with Light

This airy, bright kitchen is the heart of this townhome in Avalon. The mixed metals, stained wood cabinets, and marble countertops all perfectly complement each other in an inspiring and inviting way. This home is for someone who loves to cook and entertain inviting the opportunity to never miss a laugh or great conversation.

Pie Makes Life Better

Raised in her mother’s and grandmothers’ kitchens, Amanda Dalton Wilbanks was baking from a young age with fresh fruit picked from her grandfather’s farm and showing her love through desserts, but it wasn’t until her mother-in-law taught her how to make her very first pate brisée at the age of 25 that Amanda realized she could connect others with her…