Steak and Wine, Please!

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.

Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Public House

The Public House at Vinings, located in the Hotel Indigo, is gearing up for Oktoberfest. Running Oct. 7-20, 4-7 p.m., the menu will feature many German delicacies.

Pie Makes Life Better

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…

Food, Glorious Food

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

Smyrna’s Wolfe Adult Recreation Center Members Go Interesting Places

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.

October 2019 Around Town

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

Pina Brava

The food at Los Bravos is fresh, made to order, authentic Mexican food. The owner, Max Angel Sr., and son, Max Jr., strive every day to give their customers the best food and service in town.

Wood-Grilled Swordfish with Pumpkin Ravioli and Haricot Verts

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.

Baked Stuffed Salmon

Wild-caught fish is the standard at Hook Line & Schooner, along with all fresh ingredients. No microwaves or frozen fish at this local restaurant.

Shops You Will Love

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.

We Love Style

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

Wine, Dine and Save Marine Life

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. 

September 2019 Around Town

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

Cobb Chambers After Hours Event at dk Gallery

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.  

She Said

My wife, Myles, and I purchased a new home last summer. Although this home did not have the basement we wanted, the home itself and the large backyard gave us the wow factor.

Vinings Gallery by Denard

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.

How Technology and Emerging Trends are Changing IRS

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.

Dogs With Jobs

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.  

Four-Course Meal Primarily Sourced from Comfort Farms

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

August 2019 Around Town

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

It’s a Dog’s Life

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

For the Love of Animals

Pet Spa at Vinings has been in the business of caring for animals for 15 years. Located in Smyrna, the spa offers grooming, daycare and boarding services for dogs and cats.

Do You Look Like Your Dog?

“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…

Set for Success

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: Gann House Circa 1841

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. 

July 2019 Around Town

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

Sweet Summertime

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood: sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and … Continued

Code Ninjas is Open for Fun

Code Ninjas is open and just in time for the summer. Visit and enroll your child in this fun, exciting and well-thought-out learning center for children ages 7–14. Your child will have a blast building video games while learning coding, math, logic and problem-solving. Located at  4691 S. Atlanta Road SE in Atlanta. Schedule a tour at CodeNinjas.com.  

Ribbon Cutting for Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet

Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet opened a state-of-the-art center in Smyrna at 1155 Concord Road, Suite 200. They treat minor injuries and illnesses; offer on-site diagnostic imaging services; in-house medication dispensary; and accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid and competitive self-pay rates. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends.  

Georgia’s Favorites

From certified organic lip balms to officially licensed Bulldogs golf balls, keepsakes that keep Georgia on your mind.   

Enjoy the Sounds of Summer in the City

Get ready for great concerts this summer at some of Atlanta’s hottest venues. Whether you prefer jazz, soul, rock, classical or blues, you can find the music you want to hear in this fun and hip city that’s full of the best in entertainment.

Friends Who Give to Their Community

The Vinings Village Woman’s Club is celebrating 40 years of friendship. The Club’s mission is to expand opportunities for friendship within the Vinings Village, along with support civic and cultural activities and beautification of the entrances of the village.  

Making a Life While Making a Living

The personal sacrifices of professionals in demanding careers are not without notice to close friends and specially family, who know firsthand how time is a precious commodity to the people having to make every moment outside of work, however small, count.  

June 2019 Around Town

Renée M. Beavers, WPPB Lifestyle Movement Renée M. Beavers, a Lifestyle Movement Strategist, is known for evoking high-flying deeds in the area of healthy living. Renée’s purpose is aimed at providing hope, freedom and liberty to individuals who have been trapped in unhealthy relationships with food. “If we continue to do the same thing, eat the same foods, we obviously don’t expect a different … Continued

Men Leading by Example

There are so many men leading by example. Flip the pages to see a few of them right here in the community.  We salute all of the fathers; June 16 is your day. Happy Father’s Day! There are so many leaders in our community. We have only scratched the surface. This month we interviewed doctors, restaurant owners and CEOs. All have … Continued

Trendy Cuts for Men

The Styles You Want + How to Get Them The Fade + Hard Part HAIR TYPE Straight + Short WHAT IT IS There are many different types of fades, but ultimately a fade haircut is one that tapers in length the further down you go on the back and sides, meaning it isn’t trimmed to just one … Continued

RoundUp for the Animals

Ted and Rosey Varna are huge animal lovers. After volunteering with the Cobb County Animal Services shelter for 3 1/2 years, they had to give it up due to the emotional toll it was taking. They had seen too many animals euthanized.

OrangeTheory Smyrna Raises Awareness, Funds for Rett Syndrome

OrangeTheory's co-owner Kimberly Fishman has a daughter (Emily) with Rett Syndrome. She and her sister Julie Stewart (co-owner) along with the staff and community of Smyrna Vinings spent the day working out for a cause. Everyone came out to support and encourage Emily. Way to go, OrangeTheory, as well as many of the businesses in the community!

The “Grizzly Burger”

The "Fresh. Casual. Local." mission statement at McCray's Tavern has proven true to the readers of Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle. Voted "Best Tavern" by our readers in 2018, this local hot spot is a neighborhood favorite. So cheers to McCray's Tavern for making fresh burgers like their infamous "Grizzly Burger" which has to be held together with a knife. 

CEO with Roots and Wings

Graham M. Fox has more than 15 years of executive health care experience overseeing the strategic, operational and financial growth of physician practices and health systems. In 2019, Graham joined GI Specialists of  Georgia as COO/CFO and has sage advice for balancing work and family.

Mothers and Daughters

Bartlett Heating and Cooling has provided excellent service in the metro Atlanta area since 1982. Shannon Bartlett is the president and truly embodies the company's motto, “small-town integrity in the big city.”

Mother’s Day Picks for 2019

 Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie! Deluxe Gift Set – $54  This ribbon-adorned four-piece deluxe boxed set is a scented skincare experience guaranteed to please Mom’s discernible taste! Includes: Whoopie Cream shea butter for body, shea butter hand cream, body wash and travel candle. Paraben- and sulfate-free. JackAndrea.com  PeachDish – Two meals for two people; $50 weekly

Kind Women

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 … Continued

Vinings Women’s Club Celebrates 40 Years

The Vinings Village Woman’s Club had lunch on the patio of the Old Vinings Inn. This year marks 40 years, so they decided to celebrate with a beautiful silver charm designed by Cumberland Diamond Exchange. The club’s mission is to expand friendships, support community activities and to assist in the beautification of Vinings. Here’s to … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Snellville Days Festival May 4-5 Crowds of more than 30,000 are expected to pack the two-day arts and crafts festival to enjoy tons of handmade arts and crafts in more than 150 booths. The Snellville Days Festival is one of the largest arts and crafts shows in metro Atlanta and offers lots of fair foods from … Continued

OrangeTheory Fitness

Julie Stewart and Kim Fishman are sisters and best friends.  Kim’s daughter, Emily, has Rett Syndrome, so they decided to raise awareness and funds for a cure through their business, OrangeTheory Fitness.

Tanya Waldon, an Agent for Change

 May is Mental Health Awareness month.  What is My Life Is a Gift, and what is its mission?  My Life Is a Gift is an advocacy to validate new life for survivors of suicide attempt. Our goal is to normalize conversation of mental health and suicide prevention. The mission is to absolutely validate someone who wakes up alive from a suicide attempt.     

Timeless Beauty

With just a few products and a few minutes, these quick makeup routines add a little something extra when you don’t have time to spare Makeup brush 101 Your guide to must-have makeup brushes   01 | ANGLED CONTOUR Use this to apply blush, bronzer or highlighter. The angled cut flawlessly defines and highlights your features. … Continued

Dream Kitchen

Do you enjoy spending time in your kitchen? If not, read on! We've put together some tips and great finds to help you bring your kitchen back to life. 

Chris Montes

At just 4 years old, Chris Montes was diagnosed with liver disease, resulting in a childhood full of medication and doctors. Although his parents continuously monitored his health in hopes that his condition would improve, his greatest challenges lay ahead. At age 17, a bacterial infection caused Chris’ health to deteriorate so rapidly that he was in critical condition and in…