Snoring? Who Me?!

So- when you got married they didn’t snore. Slowly over the years things have changed. Now there is a chain saw in the bedroom! One of you has moved out to the guest room.

Making your home smarter

 Home Automation:  Does it make sense for my house?  Is now the time to automate my house and lifestyle?  A great starting point that will save you money and time and effort is to begin with a smart thermostat and a few lamps.  A programmable thermostat, including the Nest and Ecobee4 will pay for itself in less than one year…

When ovarian cancer strikes

"Months after the diagnosis, I realized I did have subtle symptoms but I ignored them," admits Michele Helene Piepoli. "Now I always tell women, listen to your body! Be aware of the subtle signs, it is better to investigate than to regret." This is also a motto of the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance and survivors everywhere.

Community Artists Standout Among Best

The American Craft Show (ACC), a three-day celebration taking place March 13 - 15 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Marietta, features approximately 230 of the country’s leading artists specializing in contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, home goods and décor. This year’s show has a strong representation of artists and crafters from the southeast with more than 20 Atlanta-area artists participating, including Debra…

Sparkling wine for your Valentine

Although the name “champagne” is often used to describe any sparkling wine, true Champagne can only come from Champagne, France and it is only made in the Traditional Method (Methode Champenoise) where the bubbles in the wine are obtained through a secondary fermentation inside each individual bottle.  Even though Champagne is often the sparkling wine of choice, there are many different…

Home is where the art is

Mary Ellen Vanaken loves color. Her dining room walls are rich red, a vibrant backdrop for world-renown works of art she and her husband have collected over 20 years of travel and exploring a palate of contemporary art. Her two-story foyer is an impressive gallery, nearly every inch covered with framed works from favorite artists. "Our artwork is our decoration and…

Wellness and Balance

Sue G. Collins:  You studied medicine in Houston, here in Atlanta and LA.  Are there any fitness or wellness habits you have carried with you through the years?

Music that speaks

I couldn't just pick 10 songs released last year that spoke to me, but instead, I have to take you there and show you my favorite albums and singles released in 2019, along with five songs that I’ve really been feeling this past year. I hope you enjoy these rad songs and I encourage you to make your own list and share…

Young Leaders Inspire Younger Leaders

“What is the best way to teach and reinforce leadership ideals to young children?” This was the main question our fellow SLJC ambassadors pondered as we began to plan a three-hour leadership seminar for the third to fifth grade Ocee Elementary Student Leaders.  Student Leadership Johns Creek (SLJC), is a highly selective two-year program centered on training high-achieving high school students…

Editor’s Gift Picks

 Keep this one for yourself  The new HydraFacial at the Graivier Center is quick, with red-carpet results. It  cleanses and peels, extracts and hydrates, saturates and protects with a tiny wand and trained aesthetician’s skilled hand.  Ask her to add a booster to solve your skin issues. Finishes with EGF cream (available for $60). HydraFacial $285. 3333 Old Milton Pkwy,…