Christmas at Reserva Conchal

Staying at lovely Reserva Conchal in the lush Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, I had a chance to use my high school Spanish. “Muchas Gracias,” I enthused, when the smiling bell hop helped me out of the airport car. “Mucho Gusto,” he replied. Wait, what happened to “De nada?” I think his reply roughly translated to, “with much pleasure…my pleasure!”…

A Walk and a Wall to Honor Those Who Served 

 Article and Photography Carrie Whitney   Thanks to the efforts and support of the Johns Creek Veterans Association, local residents have a place to go to contemplate and honor the men and women who have served and currently serve in the United States Armed Services. And the opportunity for remembrance is about to expand. Since 2014, Newtown Park has been home…

Summer at Kiawah

 Article Meg Daws | Photography Provided  Kiawah-only experiences: sunset at the The Ryder Cup Bar, Pluff Mud Paddling for a lesson in salt marsh ecology, The Spa at The Sanctuary, breakfast at Jasmine Porch  If you’re anywhere near one of the golf courses you will likely find yourself in a sea of needlepoint belts and Gator Bite Margaritas as you might expect. 

Working Beautifully

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Karyn Slovin  Whitney Tyler believes in girl power, but not in being too “girly.” Her gorgeous salon, Lash and Brow Loft on Medlock Bridge Road radiates a soft, feminine ambiance, but when it comes to styling brows and lashes, it’s all business.   “I wanted my clients to feel gorgeous when they walked in and…

Thoroughly Mod

In this Cumming Street renovation, the architect and homeowners created a magical connection between a family-friendly interior and the green outdoors. They chose large windows and French doors to provide pleasing views from every room to the wooded backyard with old-growth trees and a stream. The house’s character changed from a typical 1960’s ranch (dark, low ceilings, sparse windows, long halls,…

Teamwork and Community Make This Business Strong

For over 12 years, Rhonda Shell has worked with Keller Williams Realty in the greater Atlanta area. Built over the past two years, her team--Rhonda Shell Real Estate--is based right here in Alpharetta. She takes pride in her predominantly referral-based business, which is a true reflection of the trust and long-term relationships that she has established over the years with clients.…

A Dream (Kitchen) Come True

When Johns Creek resident Retta Clark walked into Sewell Appliance in Sandy Springs, she had no idea she would win a gorgeous new 36” Wolf range cooktop. She was one of many Lifestyle Publications readers who entered the giveaway just by stopping in to discuss kitchen renovation plans.

A Flawless Plan for Success

Wisely capitalizing on Atlanta’s steady growth economically, socially and physically inside and outside its perimeter, Scott Csaszar made a drastic career change and became an entrepreneur in an industry that had a future just as promising; he became the founder and CEO of Flawless Painting in March of 2000. Now completing its 16th year of not only beautifying homes and…

Lake Life

Justin Abshire loves his job. As a realtor, he finds perfect homes for people he cares about. He helps families begin new chapters. He walks side by side with retirees who want to say farewell to clutter and unneeded space as they, too, begin new lives in lovely homes.

Forever Green

Garbed in running shoes, fashionable jeans, and a track jacket branded with her company logo, the always industrious Laura Green—the owner of Green Basements and Remodeling—is conversing in both Spanish and English with a cleaning crew at her newly purchased home nestled in the cul-de-sac of a community in Woodstock, GA. With more than 7,000-square-feet of space to perfect for…