The Best 
of the Best!

The Best 
of the Best!

The Votes are In! And the winner is…As award season is ramping up, we at South Fulton Lifestyle say why should the Hollywood types have all of the fun? South Fulton is one of the nation’s best kept secrets and our beloved readers know it! Thousands of you voted and chose your favorite local hot spots from restaurants to doctors.

Five Ways to Fuel Your Retirement

Five Ways to Fuel Your Retirement

Imagine this. You are on the airport runway awaiting takeoff to the Caribbean for a relaxing week full of fun and sun. Your happy thoughts are suddenly interrupted by a message from the Captain, “Ladies and gentlemen, we had a problem with the fuel truck and were not able to completely fill our plane’s tanks, but we anticipate that we have an 80% probability of reaching our destination. In the interest of time, we will depart as scheduled. Thank you for flying Winging It Airlines.”

Unknown Lyric and the Classical Fusion Movement

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Kevin Grayson and Jeremiah Turner team up to bring beautiful music as Unknown Lyric, a duo that plays what they describe as “Classical Fusion” on the violin and acoustic guitar. Unknown Lyric has produced 4 albums (all available on iTunes) along with a Christmas album and they performed at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival. They won on several occasions at Amateur Night at the Apollo and were named the winner of Rene Miller’s “Next Best” in 2011. SFL caught up with the musicians to find out some of their favorite artists and what’s on their playlists.

October 2016 Around Town

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Susan L. Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emerita at Essence Magazine and Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund, are among the 2016 class of honorees for the Interdenominational Theological Center’s (ITC) second annual “Global Transformers Gala,” (GTG) that will be held on Friday, October 21, 7 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, Georgia. The gala and awards program was created to recognize and honor distinguished individuals whose faith has informed their global outlook and engagements. This year’s theme is “Women of Power, Faith, and Action” and ITC is pleased to honor an extraordinary class of women whose faith and resilience who have contributed to millions of lives being transformed.

Fayette County Lifestyle Launch Party

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South Fulton Lifestyle Publisher Michelle Willis launched our sister publication and the launch party was held at Due South in Peachtree City. Photography by Gobi Photography

Best of South Fulton 2016

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Woodward Academy is the largest independent school in the continental U.S. Students develop a deep respect for difference ​as they collaborate with peers from more than 20 counties and a broad array of religious and ethnic backgrounds.Woodward offers prolific opportunities to try and triumph​, including 25 AP courses, a Transition Program for students with mild learning differences, and a range of arts and athletics.

Best of South Fulton -Restaurants

Best of South Fulton -Restaurants

The votes have been counted! You have rallied your customers, patients, fans and clients and now the results are in. The 40+ categories have been settled. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #BestOfSouthFulton or #BOSF when you go to social media to thank everyone who voted! Now let’s see who will be crowned the “Best of the Best” at South Fulton Lifestyle’s Annual Best of South Fulton Gala.

Sisters in Strength and Survival

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In 2007, after a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, specifically Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS). I was devastated. I decided to conduct some research and found that the type of breast cancer I was diagnosed with was considered “low grade,” and was in the very early stages. The survival rate was very high. Although I had a good breast surgeon, it was extremely empowering to seek and gain knowledge of my health situation. With the support of my family and friends, I had surgery to remove the cancer.

Kathy Hood and the vision that became Woman University

Kathy Hood and the vision that became Woman University 4

Kathy is a wife, mother, grandmother, a servant, an Ambassador of Christ, the South Fulton Chamber Marketing Manager, a very active member of Word of Faith Light of Joy, a gift coach, Founder and CEO of two companies and then some. She impressively wears all those hats well. Her typical day shows you how well she wears those hats. Kathy has a monthly, weekly and daily outline of all that she is to accomplish. When I asked her what her typical day was like she rolled it off like a role call and even had family time blocked off. Oh, did I mention her list of hobbies and me time are just as impressive?

Learning is in Our Nature

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Looking for the best school for your children can be a bit of a headache. When looking for a good school, what is your criteria? Great learning environment, excellent educators, and a regular classroom environment? Or is it indoor/outdoor classrooms, recess every day, learning gardening or hiking trails? If you said, “YES!” to any of these, Chattahoochee Hills Charter School might be a perfect fit for your child. This school is located right here in South Fulton. “Where is this school?,” many ask. Just take the trek down South Fulton Parkway. At first sight, the school looks like a campsite or even constant recess. The unique design of the school does not look like your typical school. Each grade has their learning cottage, which allows natural sunlight and can be easily transformed into an outdoor learning space.

Something Beautiful

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What’s your book club reading, South Fulton? Or maybe you’re an author with something to offer that we just shouldn’t miss. Feel free to email us with some great photos at
As we kiss the final days of summer heat goodbye, you can find 10 eight year old girls on Cascade Road on the southwest side of Atlanta, GA, gathering to read their most recent book selection. They are always filled with excitement to share their thoughts about what was read and an added bonus to the story is enjoying some tasty treats together. It all began on September 13, 2015 with the inaugural meeting that would become the Something Beautiful Book Club for Girls.