According to Tim Cahill, “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” I’m sitting in the airport on my way back from my annual girlfriend’s getaway with my sorority sisters, full from the experiences that we shared. This year’s destination was Puerto Rico but over the past sixteen years we have done Vegas, Houston, D.C., and Chicago just to name a few. We engaged in some relaxing coloring and I overheard and participated in some brilliant conversations from education reform to the levels of feminism present in Beyonce’s visual album to the upcoming election.

Get Involved with the Camp Creek Business Association

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“I am a longtime area resident, business consultant, active community member, and a former Camp Creek Parkway retailer, so my contextual understanding of the area, the community, and the issues is fairly strong” says Michael Davis, Camp Creek Business Association (CCBA). “We are working to reinvent the business association concept in three ways. First, I wanted to make all CCBA decision making business owners perspective by increasing the CCBA value proposition by facilitating individual business growth, providing access to key government leaders and business stakeholders, foster strong networking, and assume a proactive advocacy role within the overall business ecosystem.

Barre B Offers Yoga, Barre, and Cardio in New SoFu Studio

Barre B Offers Yoga, Barre, and Cardio in New SoFu Studio 1

There is a tide rising in South Fulton, affectionately known as #SOFU. That tide has given rise to a growth in industry and enterprise that promises to make SOFU a major center for culture, arts and entrepreneurship in the metro Atlanta area. Along with the establishment of several arts centers – South Fulton, Southwest & Aviation, a new venue for jazz – St James Live, for concerts on the green – Wolfcreek Amphitheater, for television and movie production – Atlanta Metro Studios and for fine dining with Corner Grille, Baltimore Seafood, Mulan, Panache and others, there also is a new wave of health and fitness that hit #SOFU with the grand opening of the Barre B fitness experience.

First Annual South Fulton Lifestyle Charity Derby Party at Hotel Indigo College Park

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Men in seersucker suits. Women donning their finest hats. Bartenders pouring up Mint Juleps…
On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Hotel Indigo in College Park, GA was filled with men and women in celebration of the Kentucky Derby. The fellas came out dressed to impress with seersucker suits (not just pants or blazers–suits), bowties, and the finest shoes. Not to be outdone by their male counterparts, the ladies sported big hats, sundresses, and stilettos.

Around Town

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PinkSTEM presented our second annual Mother Daughter T.E.A.2 ( Technology. Engineering. Arts, Aviation), which was an extravagant event of Tea and STEM activities held at the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center located at 3900 Aviation Cir NW, Atlanta Ga 30336. Thanks to our Community Sponsor Subway, our Community event of Fancy Hats, White Gloves and “Sunday Best” was a success. Moms/ Grandmothers/Aunts/Lady Mentors joined together to showcase their STEM talents to their future generation of young ladies.

Tesla 3

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In 2006, Elon Musk published a blog post outlining his long-term vision for Tesla. At the time, Tesla was still two years away from delivering the first Roadster, the company’s first product.
The strategy of Tesla is to enter at the high end of the market, where customers are prepared to pay a premium,” Musk said. “Then, we’ll drive down market as fast as possible to higher unit volume and lower prices with each successive model.

KiDsGyM USA in College Park Celebrates 30 Years!

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What started in Seattle as a preschool gymnastics program utilized by affluent families, has today turned into a vehicle to touch children of all backgrounds. Initially offered to the upper echelon of Bellevue, Washington, the husband and wife co-founders of KiDsGyM USA® expanded their program to reach children from a small inner city church. These particular children could not pay even a fraction of the true program’s cost. A program exposing them to a world they could only dream of! Witnessing how their program integrated the power of early movement education to bring children from different backgrounds together, the Campbells made a life altering decision. They created a non-profit corporation with the mission to cater to underserved children. They moved from Seattle and started anew in the South Fulton area, College Park specifically. Blending family and business has proven to be a successful venture for both them and the families they serve.

Vingenzo’s Pasta and Pizzeria

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If you have been searching for authentic Italian cuisine, then look no further. Vingenzo’s, located in Woodstock, GA, is unique in that every dish is created with individual attention and care. To Chef Mike Bologna, it doesn’t matter how many great meals he has prepared in the past. All that matters is the next meal and the next customer he is serving. I had the privilege of interviewing Chef Mike. You would never know someone with so many awards and accolades is one of the most humble people you could come across.

Walking North

Walking North

The head priest walks over to the center of the main shrine room to offer the daily morning prayers. Chanting, clapping, singing and a specific protocol of procedures, for passing the blessed offerings on to other members of the party, follow. Drumbeats declare the end of the ceremony and the assistant to the priest, in full regalia, invites guests to a sip of sake.

The Zen of Travel

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Jessie Cassar, travel advisor extraordinaire, is a California-born, global nomad. She resides in Atlanta and experienced an international upbringing in exotic countries of Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. As a Virtuoso accredited advisor, the world is her playground. She is a France specialist and covers the globe with a certain savoir faire. She can be reached at

Beaches Turks and Caicos

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For groups and families who crave luxury without having to plan a detail, the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa should be the first place to look. Located just a short flight from Atlanta on the island of Turks and Caicos, Beaches Turks and Caicos really caters to families and groups by providing a luxury experience to help families relax and reconnect from the daily grind.

Camera King Chuck Wolf Steps Up to the Digital Design Bar

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Once the wizard of camera retail, Chuck Wolf sold cameras when they were heavy, clunky things with big, expensive lenses and an insatiable appetite for expensive celluloid film. He has since adapted to the digital age with a new focus.

Some of ATL’s Best Splashpads in South Fulton and Beyond

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Atlanta has numerous parks. In South Fulton, there is no shortage. One of the best things about living in South Fulton is that you don’t have to go far to enjoy nice parks and playgrounds. There are quite a few right here in our backyard.

Takeoff with Austin Jackson

Takeoff with Austin Jackson

Known as the Takeoff Boss, Austin Jackson is just an 18 year old student and one of the Top 20 Leaders in the State of Georgia (2014) and now one of the Chief Ambassadors on the SCLC’s next generation board (2016) who has a passion for flying. He’s had a dream of being a commercial airline pilot since his first flight at age 6. Austin was so determined to stop at nothing to make his dream become a reality that he wrote a book entitled, Takeoff: Seeing Beyond the Clouds, where his fictional characters take the reader on an adventure through the life of a young ambitious and driven pilot. Austin’s overall message is “Takeoff into your destiny.” He wants to make other people’s dreams become a reality.