BOOK: The Ex-Wives' Guide To Divorce - Skyhorse Publishing

Witnessing a woman go through divorce is like watching a tornado tear up a trailer park. Not only is someone losing their home and life as they know it, but for most women it seems to go down with some extra drama thrown in the mix. This is where the advice of authors Valerie Shepherd and Holiday Miller, two experts in all things divorce comes in handy. Their unique friendship began after they had both married and divorced the same man. The goal? To ease women's fears, save them money, and give them a road map of what lies ahead.

Splendor in St. Augustine

It’s wonderful to travel to a historical city like St. Augustine, the old city that seamlessly fuses the past with the present.  It’s even better to travel to a city reinvigorated with elevated restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and water and sailing adventures. It’s a city full of pirates, art, and stories still to be written. I decided to go there last summer as a quick weekend getaway from Atlanta, and was lucky enough to stay at the Historical Casa Monica Resort & Spa, which shines

Squeezing In a Healthy 2019

It’s a fresh start to a New Year.  And if increased or continued health is a new priority, but SQUEEZING in the extra time and energy (and creativity!) to help make that happen is a struggle, consider the benefits of juicing. Enter Dunwoody local fave Press Blend Squeeze – Superfoods and Juicery. This local business can help add a little healthy to both your diet and life while handling the prep work, too. I asked the family-based business owners, Matt and Nicole, what some of the benefits of

Fit Fun in the New Year

The New Year is here, and with that many of us focus on starting out 2019 with the goal of improved fitness and health.  Diet, exercise, meditating and twisting ourselves into a state of eternal (well at least for 15 minutes) bliss is definitely on the brain.  But this year, adults aren’t the only ones who should be focusing on fitness in the coming year, the kids can get in on the goal setting as well! With that in mind, we’ve enlisted the help of Erin Murray, fitness teacher with Move and Lea

Home and the Holidays

Take one look in Diane Johnson Interiors’ Johns Creek store, and it’s as if every single one of your creative dreams has magically swirled into reality. The holiday magic… the intricate hues… the way Diane Johnson herself has curated some of the most beautiful gifts and items that would help any home or hostess shine… It’s almost like the elves themselves visit at night to help create the holiday perfection that draws many devoted fans to catch a glimpse of Johnson’s keen eye for what most anyon

New Years Done Deliciously

New Year’s Eve is the perfect night to toast all that’s wonderful and waiting for all of us in 2019.  But with different styles and preferences in celebrating, we thought we’d cover a few ways to say good bye to 2018 in style with some fabulous food right here in our communities. Many couples, families and friends prefer a celebratory early dinner and back home well before midnight.  Noca in Downtown Roswell is the perfect place to do this.  With an intimate and fine dining atmosphere, if you

Bright and Merry

Take one look in Diane Johnson Interiors’ Johns Creek store, and it’s as if every single one of your creative dreams has magically swirled into reality. The holiday magic… the intricate hues… the way Diane Johnson herself has curated some of the most beautiful gifts and items that would help any home or hostess shine... It’s almost like the elves themselves visit at night to help create the holiday perfection that draws many devoted fans to catch a glimpse of Johnson’s keen eye for what most

(Not) Home for the Holidays

As many of us are busy this month making Thanksgiving plans to see friends and family, it’s also important to remember not everyone is able to go home for the holidays.  Especially the incredible members of the City of Sandy Springs Fire Station, many of whom have to work during the holidays in order to protect our community.  This month, we shine a spotlight on three of the fire station’s crew and some of their revised holiday traditions, proving “home” can be both where your heart and dedicati

The Springs Cinema & Taphouse

Who doesn’t love going to the movie theaters with the super comfy recliners, reserved seating, and get this… heated seats!  Many of us were recently excited when the old LaFont theater was purchased by Brandt Gully, an East Cobb resident, and saw a complete overhaul to turn a beloved local spot into one of the premiere cinemas in Atlanta that you see today. Gully, besides being a really likeable guy, is a movie theater financial advisor to cinemas throughout the country. LaFont was a previous c

Expressions of the Soul

There’s just something about the bright colors of Andrea Becker Designs that remind you of water, the beach, ancient treasures, and the vibrant Caribbean that call to the soul. And Buckhead’s own  goldsmith and creator behind the jewelry is calling loudly to her many followers around the country with her eponymous line. After having a career as a successful interior designer and owner/creator of an international women’s clothing line (featured in stores like Nordstrom), Andrea Becker decided to

Gold Calling

There’s just something about the bright colors that remind you of water, the beach, ancient treasures, and the vibrant Caribbean that call to the soul.  And Buckhead’s own Andrea Becker, goldsmith and creator behind Andrea Becker Designs, is calling loudly to her many followers around the country with her eponymous line. After having a career as a successful interior designer and owner and creator of an international women’s clothing line (featured in stores like Nordstrom), she decided to list

Our Everyday People - Pastor Purvis

"Gospel by definition means the teaching or revelation of Christ, and our job here is to spread the word, especially to the youth." Reverend Larry Purvis quickly spells out his personal beliefs by pointing to slightly warped, curled edged printed photos, pasted firmly on large sheets of school project pasteboard he hopes will stick for another 30 years. One wonders if the children actually made these pre-era Powerpoint presentations, to convey both the power and the point of the story of those that have been taught, or saved, or both, over the past three decades since Pastor Purvis's charge.

Splashy Summer Mocktails

Summer is in full swing and we all know what that means…  pool party time!  Whether your pool of choice is your backyard, neighborhood, club, or anywhere and everywhere there is water, f-u-n is what we’re all after. This summer, why not take your pool party to the next level with mocktails?  These delicious, alcohol-free, colorful drinks makes the kid in all of us feel like it’s summer. Any successful pool party has a couple of ingredients (besides the pool of course!):  friends, food, and fest

Redefining a Family Vacation to Orlando

If your family is anything like mine, going to Orlando, Florida, doesn’t always spell “relaxing.”  It’s normally days of non-stop, sunrise to past sunset, go go go to Disney, Universal, and all the numerous family attractions.  And although it’s fun, and filled with a memory-making opportunities, well… it’s a whirlwind that sometimes leaves me more tired than when we arrived.  So when I decided

8 Essential Questions Your Agency Website Should Answer - Ghost Writing

Your marketing agency website might be something you created yourself on a then user-friendly platform years ago and admittedly haven’t touched since. Or, it might be something you update once a year thanks to the help of your hired web developer. No matter what the situation, as you craft your marketing plan for the coming year, it’s important to review your website to make sure it is up-to-date, accurately reflects your offerings, represents your brand, is clear and concise, and includes

Squeeze in a Healthy New You

It’s officially 2018, and for many of us that means new year resolutions of improved health and nutrition, but many (okay, me) are finding it hard to stay on track. And, with the bone-chilling temperatures that blew in with the new year, high-calorie, warm, comfort food is on our minds.  Luckily, Diced Greens, Dunwoody’s newest juice and health food bar, should have my resolutions back on track in no time. I found Diced after battling a cold that just wouldn’t go away for a few days during our
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