Every year when May makes its welcomed return to our calendars, we can’t help but sing the line from The Temptations’ “My Girl” that goes, “When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.”

This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, of course, the celebration of mothers on May 12. In this issue, we not only celebrate mothers but we also highlight all the wonderful women in our community—CEOs, interior designers, activists, entrepreneurs, to name a few. The following pages are filled with stories to inspire us all to appreciate the women in our lives and to strengthen the connection we have with our mothers, sisters, friends and daughters.

From a vigorous workout routine and a compelling travel story to profiles of several Smyrna Vinings women making a difference, the Women’s issue serves to recognize the powerful role women have in our community and beyond. (And don’t worry, gentlemen; you’ll have your moment—stay tuned.)

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” For those times you find yourself in hot water, we’ve asked local experts for their best advice for playing it cool. And for those busy mornings when you’re running late but still need to look polished, we’ve formulated the perfect beauty routine to get you out the door—stat!

So, to the women of Smyrna Vinings —may you find a quiet moment (or two) to enjoy this issue we’ve lovingly dedicated to you.

See you around!