Nothin Beats a Handsome Guy in a Suit!

Hey Y’all! Michelle may be torn, but I’m not. The Dudes issue is without a doubt my favorite. It was my pleasure to meet the gentlemen at the new Solis Hotel and watch as these power players made connections and “money moves,” as the kids say. (Gosh, I sound old!) Shannon McCollum, photographer to the … Continued

Owning Your Opportunities

I get torn between my favorite issues, the Women’s and the Men’s Issue, for obvious reasons. However, since it is May, I’ll say THIS is my favorite, at the moment (smile!). It’s been an interesting season for women—lots going on, namely the #metoo movement. You guys know we like to keep it light around these parts, so … Continued

To the Great Outdoors in Search of a Greener Me

Get Out There!

One of the good things about social media is that you actually have to leave the house to get that perfect shot. I was blessed enough to have a spiritual experience on my first and likely last hike up Stone Mountain on a TAPS widow retreat. Something about being up that high makes you feel closer to God, and…

Home is Where the Zen is!

“Home is where the heart is” has been used for ages to get people to reconnect with “home,”  i.e., family. As much as we may love the people that live there, if we're honest with ourselves, home has become quite stressful. A study conducted by the American Psychological Association states that women are more likely to report having a great…

Share the Love!

 Hey Y’all,  February is the month of love. And it’s with love that we bring you the Makers issue! SFL writer Regan Toomer brings you a conversation with Miko Branch, one of the founders of Miss Jessie’s Natural Hair products. In addition, we give you 24 hours in the life of Lenna Turner, owner of TopHalf Boutique and a member…

Refresh and Reset Your Fitness Routine

 Happy New Year, Y’all!  New year, new beginnings! It’s my pleasure to unveil some changes from our corporate office that will ensure the South Fulton Lifestyle magazine you have come to love over the past two years has a fresh new look! I hope you enjoy the new layout and this month’s Active theme.  As much as it’s a cliche…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

 Season’s Greetings, South Fulton!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Not just because it’s one of my favorite seasons of the year, with a chill in the air and everything aglow with sparkly lights, but because it’s the Annual Best of South Fulton Award season! It’s truly a delight to honor the small business owners that work so…

Happy Veterans Day!


In this issue, we salute those who have served and placed their lives on the line by spotlighting those in our community that are small business owners. Inside, you will find an Army vet who is a local Jimmy John’s franchisee, a Marine-turned-roofer, a limo and car service that specializes in customer service owned by a pair of Army vets…

Let’s Hear it for the Home Team!

Whoever said that ATL is not a sports town needs to come join us in this century and get with the times. In the span of a few weeks, the Hawks published their schedule along with plans for a complete renovation of Philips Arena. I visited the impressive new SunTrust Park, I experienced the electricity that is being a fan…

Women: Beyond Phenomenal!

I am of the persuasion that the infallible God I serve was really on His A-game when He created woman! No, I’m not a feminist, womanist or any of the other labels that may surface with this statement. I’m simply a proud woman who just happens to believe that there is something truly special about what I call “us girls.”

Ready or Not!

Y’all, School bells? Already? It seems like we just celebrated graduations and last day of school parties together. There are not enough lazy summer days anymore. Look outside! It’s blazing and the mercury is not dropping anytime soon. The water temperature at the beach is probably perfect. What happened to my plans to find a porch swing, a glass of…

Now Boarding!

Hello South Fulton, Y’all know how I love to travel. And to kick off the summer every year, I meet my sorority sisters in different locations, sans husbands and kids, allowing for just sisterhood and relaxation. Last year we went to Puerto Rico. This year we journeyed to California wine country: Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa. We drank lots of…

June 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Bold. Brilliant. Brave. Beautiful. Could I possibly go on? Of course, I could! Even so, there still would not be enough words in any dictionary (traditional or urban) to express my whole heart when it comes to the important role of men in our communities. They’re our husbands, our guys or simply our “boo thangs.” They’re our fathers, our sons…

Celebrate Good Times!

It's Spring! Springtime always signifies fresh starts. And if you love celebrations like we do, then you will definitely raise a glass for this issue. We recognize the graduates setting out on new life adventures with 10 high school seniors from around South Fulton ready to spread their wings. The festivities continue with our wedding and engagement feature where we…

Where I Belong

Well, hello there! You have no idea how excited I am to share these felicitations with you! It’s been a long time coming, but I do believe I am right where I belong. And the feeling is almost unexplainable. If you had the opportunity to read “Sisters in the Entrepreneurial Spirit,” last month’s cover story featuring me and Michelle Taylor…

I’m So Glad We Had 
This Time Together…

Wow! Time really does fly, whether you’re having fun or not. Well, as much as I have fun in just about everything I do, it’s not that much fun to hand over one of my most prized possessions: South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine. Yep, I said it. My time here has come to an end. This is where you start crying…

Here’s to Eating Dessert First!

Hey Y’all! The passion for food is the focus of this issue in the month of love! We even feature a real-life love story about South Fulton’s own Dutch family. There’s a lovely engagement story and a fashion piece about African trends. You’ll also find this issue filled to the brim with articles and photos that will make your mouth…

Fitness Can Be Fun!

The new year is a time for new beginnings. Look at our cover model, Pierre. He’s been in the game a while and just keeps coming back, a new version of himself. In addition, there are the kids from IDareU. They are perched on the edge of their future, with college and career in their view. The future looks bright.

A Christmas Wish

Gee Whiz! It's Christmas! It’s said that it’s better the give than receive and at this time of year, when we celebrate God’s greatest gift to the world, Jesus Christ, there is truly a joy in serving others. It is my pleasure to bring you a story of some of your neighbors, Vincent Cain, Dyan Matthews and Cookie Smoak, each…

Welcome to the Lifestyle Publications Family!

I just flew in from Kansas City and my arms are so tired! I attended my first corporate training and just like when I left D’Lor Spa I came home relaxed, excited and rejuvenated. This is a company that feels like family, rooted in faith, and committed to each local community. I don’t have to tell you that our own…

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.

How Many People Read My Letter? 

Now that I’ve got your attention, let me just tell you: I love the great outdoors. Actually I don’t. Unless the great outdoors involves a stocked RV that looks like a penthouse on wheels, fully equipped with satellite TV, awesome food, a hot shower with body sprays, a Big Green Egg, comfy bed…you see where I’m going here. I actually…

Just Keep 
Swimming

Y'all know the old adage that you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Sometimes you're too busy "adulting" to try something new. I was fortunate enough to hang out with about twenty other military widows at a retreat here in our beautiful city of Atlanta. A staycation of sorts. It was a pleasure to play hostess and take the…

Relaxed. 
Rejuvenated. 
Refueled.

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…

Somebody’s Got to Do It

Sometimes I can’t believe my job. I’ve shared with you before, and it bears repeating, that this job is a labor of love, especially when the issue is about the men in this area. It was tough to interview some of these guys, each one more delightful than the next, and each one so very committed to our community.

Long Live Love

I sit here writing this letter reminiscing. It was five years ago but it feels like yesterday. On a rainy Wednesday night, our family and friends gathered downtown. The rooftop venue overlooking the Aquarium and Centennial Park was surrounded by a thick layer of fog. Omar and I were getting married after being together for nearly seven years. My hair,…

April Showers…

It’s Spring, a time for growth and rebirth. With all the rain we’ve had in SOFU the past few weeks, I’m certain that we are in for one beautiful season. Everything is blooming, birds are chirping, and it’s time to get outside and experience all that this area has to offer.

Chasing Childhood Dreams

Can I pose a question? When you were a kid and someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, what did you say? The answers of our South Fulton Lifestyle staff were telling, if not surprising. Donna, our amazing, patient, Sales and Office assistant wanted to be a teacher. And our hardworking advertising salesperson, Stephanie, envisioned…

A Love Letter 
to South Fulton

It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the one-year mark of bringing you the very best that South Fulton has to offer. The more I explore all of the treasures of our community and as I am enlightened by all there is to see and do, the more I fall in love with this area all over again. We…

Resolutions, out.
Healthy lifestyle, in.

Happy New Year, South Fulton! I’m going to forego the resolutions list this year. Instead, I think I’ll take the first steps toward these simple lifestyle changes: 1. Be healthy. 2. Choose happiness. These are two choices I think we could all use a bit more of in our daily lives. While simply stated, each of us could use some…