Have you ever considered how tables can be some of the most awkward yet valuable parts of our lives? We are all too familiar with long silences at dinner that invoke grave discomfort - those moments when all you want is to leave but you know that would be rude. Yet on the other side, there are those times when…
Five, Four, Three, Two, One! As we begin 2020, a new decade, we set goals for what we want our future selves to be like and look like. We take a glance back at where we have been and what we have done, and we try to remember to extend ourselves grace. January is a … Continued
Anime Weekend Atlanta is a fun, interpersonal event where weebs can meet others just like them. Small artists showcase their amazing talents at booths in the hall of shops with cool things to take home. With everyone enraptured in the panels, cosplay, and cool merch this convention is fun for everyone.
MLK Day 2020 at the Atlanta History Center Come enjoy this special community day, which features inspiring performances, programs, and historical simulations that highlight contributions and stories of African Americans in Atlanta. Among this year’s highlights is a performance of Walking Through the Valley written by Addae Moon, Atlanta History Center’s Director of Museum Theatre. Set in … Continued
The Cobb Chamber’s East Cobb Area Council has selected two community members as its 2019 Citizens of the Year. Citizen of the Year Awards are given to honor an individual whose impact through the years will be recognized and regarded with pride as a role model throughout the area. These outstanding citizens were chosen for … Continued
When did your certified fitness coaching career begin and how? My love for fitness began as a really skinny freshman in high school researching strategies and implementing my own workouts. Around school people noticed my changes from 146 lbs. to 228lbs. at 8 % body fat in just 2 years. From then, I aspired to help others change their bodies…
According to the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, one in six Georgians has low literacy skills, and 63% of Georgia’s third graders are not reading on grade level.[i] That is why WellStar Health System, one of the largest and most integrated health systems in Georgia, is joining forces with the Rotary Clubs of Marietta, Smyrna and Atlanta-Brasil on a new…
I often ask myself, “Where did the time go?” around this time every year. Busy lives can make time pass by so fast. Soon, my daughter will be going off to college, then off into the work world and making a family of her own. Whew! Can I please slow down? Lately, I’ve been taking time to smell the roses … Continued
This holiday season, give a gift that won’t be returned or put into a closet, where it will languish unloved for years. With these unique and well-made products, recipients will be smiling from ear to ear. And, since they are easy to find, so will you, since your holiday shopping just became a lot easier.
From The Public Houses' delectable octopus to their own style of grits, Food influencers loved every bit of the tasting presented by Chef Chris. Foodies enjoyed libations too; try the Indigo Blue Cocktail that's festive and tasty.
Coming Home for the Holidays—Annual Tree Lighting and Celebration Annual Holiday Season Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting at the Smyrna Community Center/Village Green: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m. •5 p.m. – Activities begin •7 p.m. – Parade begins, followed by the tree lighting by Santa •8 p.m. – The Big Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony happens with Santa, and there are lots of … Continued
Drug overdose deaths continue to impact communities in the United States as Americans and their physicians navigate pain management solutions that are effective yet safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70,237 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2017. Opioids were involved in 67.8% (47,600) of overdose deaths that year. Every death is one…
The Cobb Chamber and its community partners pulled out all the stops to recognize the achievements of Cobb’s educators. More than 130 Teachers of the Year receive a hero’s honor including a breakfast and high-energy pep rally with more than 2,000 students. Teachers were showered with gifts—even a free one-year car lease of their choice from Ed … Continued
What does New Year’s mean to you? Renewal, a clean slate, promises and resolutions? Well, after years of broken resolutions, I have created my own vision of New Year's. This version consists of one-of-a-kind experiences that allow you to get outside of comfort zones, relish in family and broaden your horizons. Now to convince my family to give up black-eyed peas, collards and cornbread. We…
As November rolls around, we’re eagerly awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day … Continued
The Ultimate Sugar Show The Ultimate Sugar Show hosts a Bake Supply trade show a Sugar Art Expo on the same weekend at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The Trade Show/Expo is open Nov. 9-10. Activities Include: Cake decorating and Sugar Art hands-on classes Live Sugar Art challenges On-stage demos Sugar Art competition Southern sweets tasting competition Raffles and giveaways Kids … Continued
The Beato Goes to Brazil book launch party was at the Consulate of Brazil in Atlanta. Mr. Kaupert told the audience how excited the consulate was to see a children's book about a traveling cat going to Brazil. Samba was performed by the Fogo Brasil group and there was a talk by Atlanta-based author Sucheta Rawal.
Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer. … Continued
As I gazed at my view overlooking a lush garden of tropical flora, smelling the salt in the air, a fresh breeze crossing my sun-kissed cheeks, I knew I was in my happy place. It was only four months ago that I was fortunate enough to take a trip to the Riviera Maya in Mexico to explore one of the newest…
If you’re looking for great food in an equally impressive atmosphere, head to 101 Steak. Located in the heart of Vinings, the restaurant’s vibe is a combination of a friendly neighborhood bar and fine dining.
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…
Are you hungry, Smyrna Vinings? We’re sure you will be when you read—or should we say devour—this issue, the most drool-worthy one of the year: the Foodie issue! We spent the last few months in search of the most delicious bites Smyrna Vinings has to offer, and we found more than enough material to fill … Continued
Members of Smyrna’s Wolfe Adult Recreation Center took a wonderful tour of fascinating places this past August. Some of the highlights include tours of the Thronateeksa Heritage, Science and Discovery Museum, Albany Civil Rights Institute, Flowers Heritage Museum 100 years of Baking Exhibit, the Dillion Candy Factory and the Taste of Thomasville Food Tour.
Smyrna Jonquil Festival The City of Smyrna welcomes all on the weekend of Oct. 26-27. The Fall Jonquil Festival is held on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna, next to the fabulous Market Village. The festival has a history of more than 22 years and will feature more than 125 hand-made arts and crafts booths, local nonprofit booths, … Continued
Fall is here, and new menus are rolling out with our favorite fall flavors. Bonefish Grill has a delicious "Wood-Grilled Swordfish with Pumpkin Ravioli and Haricot Verts." This combination of seafood and pumpkin is promised to make your tastebuds do explosions in your mouth.
Shopping at The Battery ATL is just plain fun. A day of shopping, dining, great weather and chopping it up with a best friend never gets old. Take a glimpse at a couple of different looks from shops at The Battery ATL and go have some fun.
Dive into your passion for wine and giving at the 14th annual Aqua Vino at Georgia Aquarium on Friday, Oct. 4, offering an exclusive opportunity to sample more than 150 wines from around the world, cuisine from more than 40 of Atlanta’s premier restaurants, and directly benefit Georgia Aquarium’s global research and conservation programs.
In the magazine world, the September issue is the most anticipated arrival of the year. It’s the unofficial first look at this season’s fashion trends and predictions for the upcoming year. It’s the issue fashionistas can’t wait to get their hands on. So it is with much excitement that we present you, dear reader, with … Continued
Woofstock is Coming to Smyrna! Woofstock is one of the largest pet adoption events in the Southeast with 40,000 pet lovers. It features a variety of activities for the whole family (including all family pets) to enjoy! The event includes live music, dog contests, pet adoptions, vendors, arts and crafts, delicious food trucks and ice-cold beverages. … Continued
Chamber members enjoyed an evening mixing with fellow business leaders at dk Gallery for the Cobb Chamber’s July Business After Hours event. Complimentary food and drinks were provided by Carriage House Catering, and talented pianist Christine Rosander provided the backbeat to a great night. The Cobb Chamber’s next Business After Hours event will be Sept. 12.
After graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design, Denard Stalling moved to Atlanta in 1989 and started working at a gallery. There, he met Gary Handler. He had no idea that 10 years later they would be opening their own gallery together.
Tax is something that pervades every area of business, and it is of great benefit for business owners to understand the types of things that IRS focuses on and goes after—as well as their emerging priorities and capabilities.
The adage “every dog has his day” has proven true this month for the hardworking canines that indeed work like a dog. Aug. 4–10 is International Assistance Dog Week, which commends service and working dogs that assist humans in various capacities—and do so with wagging tails and dogged dedication.
Cobb Galleria Centre Culinary Director and Executive Chef Nicholas Walker hosted local media and prospective clients June 5 and 6 to experience a unique four-course meal in the kitchen with ingredients primarily sourced from Comfort Farms. Located in Milledgeville, Nicholas' hometown, Comfort Farms is dedicated to helping military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. CobbGalleria.com and StagVetsInc.org/tag/comfort-farms
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Hires New Managing Director Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is pleased to announce Vickie Hubbard as its next managing director beginning June 2019. Vickie follows Sandie Aaron, who retired after a three-year tenure. “Our executive search committee did an exceptional job vetting applicants and finalizing their recommendation of Vickie,” said Michele … Continued
Dogs are truly dedicated best friends to their companions. They keep us company, protect us, talk to us—at least my schnauzer did. Most importantly, they love us, and we love them too. This month’s issue is mainly about our favorite furry friends. There’s even a treat for them too. The new school year is upon us, and I have … Continued
“Do you look like this dog?” was the enticing open-invitation kind of question renowned photographer and self-professed dog lover Gerrard Gethings posed on Instagram, along with a photo of Hope, a beautiful Afghan hound with a silky coat worthy of a brand-name shampoo commercial. As it turned out, a lot of people thought they did, but Gerrard's answer came in the form…
Jackie Brewton is an author and youth motivational speaker who traded in success for significance in 2001 when she walked away from her career in corporate America to dedicate her life to helping teens make good choices. As the CEO and founder of MotivationN3D, Inc., Jackie has spoken to more than 100,000 students across America and abroad. For the past 17 years,…
Boxwood Cottage, following thoughtful renovation by its current owner, Irene Croft, is now showing its prettiest face in 178 years in a guided tour conducted by the Friends of the Covered Bridge Historic District.
The Little Blue Jay, a Barbershop for Kids The company’s vision is to create an upscale boutique experience for families while still providing elements that keep kids entertained. There is undoubtedly a classic barbershop feel to the business, and that’s because the Little Blue Jay traces its roots back to the original family-owned “Blue J Barbershop” in Columbus, … Continued