Noland Atlanta Web Launch

Noland Atlanta held a website launch party recently. The Loaded Burger food truck came during the day. 
Chef Mark from Viking served up the evening food. Guests were treated to raffle prizes from several vendors. 
The hit of the night was the candy bar! AtlantaNoland.com

Hello JCL!

My dad was a small business owner and entrepreneur, working with the Detroit automotive industry for nearly 50 years. His plant did vacuum metalizing and injection molding for the Big Three, cranking out tens of thousands shiny silver Chrysler logos for sedan dashboards, long plastic swooshes for exterior trim on Ford station wagons and occasionally working with a pal to…

February 2017 Around Town

An innovative new private Christian high school is coming to the Johns Creek area in the fall of 2017. Providence Johns Creek is a second high school campus for Providence Christian Academy. The new campus is opening in response to demand from parents in the area who want the distinctive programs offered by Providence, but who live too far from…

Casting the perfect cheese plate

Just like any movie it is the cast of characters that makes the film an award winner. So too with the perfect cheese plate. As we salute the Grammy Awards (February 12) and the Academy Awards (February 28), consider entertaining your crew (or just your two leads) with this perennial favorite. Remember that variety is the key. Fresh fruit, berries,…

A different type of ‘hybrid’: Muscle Car meets SUV

In common terms, the “hybrid” badge refers to the combination of both electric and gas in a vehicle, but in the case of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, it has been reinvented to mean muscle car meets SUV. For the individual who wants power, luxury and stunning looks enjoyed by up to four other thrill-seeking adults, the hunt is…

Gotta Run Kids Sets the Pace

What started as a father-son training session on the track has bloomed into a year-round youth running group that’s gaining traction at a rapid pace and setting records around town. Gotta Run Kids and Great Strides work to familiarize children with running, along with all the sport’s positive results. Greg Patterson, founder, utilized his background in running to train his…

Wildly Lovely

Excited to experience South Carolina's Low Country for the first time, my family and I escaped for a long weekend to the family-friendly resort, Wild Dunes. This sweeping property is located on the Isle of Palms about 15 miles from historic Charleston. Upon our arrival, it was evident that the property was expansive and diverse (1600 acres of property to…

Packaging Love

The Packaged Good is a non-profit storefront in Dunwoody that empowers kids to do good. They host drop-in events, meetings and parties for kids, families and friends to gather and compile, decorate and personalize care packages for people in need. Empowering kids to do good while inspiring the next generation of giving, Whether it’s giving to our armed forces, homeless…

Happily Ever After

I wish I were five again! I’d make my bed every day, eat all my vegetables and be quick with my please and thank you’s for months so my parents might just consider booking my birthday party at Olivia’s Dollhouse Tea Room in Johns Creek. We sat down with Brandi Hightower, the CEO and owner of the adorable shop and…

Sue’s picks for local spirits

Atlanta is flush with home-spun spirits. This isn't your grandpappy's moonshine, though. Distilleries like Old Fourth Distillery and American Spirit Whiskey are making us proud. This gin is one of my favorites, an impressive rich and smooth pour. Handcrafted Southern Dry Gin from Old Fourth Distillery is distilled from organic Italian wheat and vapor infused with fresh botanicals: juniper berries…