Dr. Barbara King

At the golden age of 89, Bishop Dr. Barbara L. King has seen a lot in her lifetime. The founder, minister and spiritual leader of Atlanta’s Hillside International Truth Center has received numerous awards and honors for her ministry throughout the decades, including being named as the first female chief of the Ashante tribe in Ghana, West Africa. She has…

AHHH-mazing Mother’s Day Gifts

Don’t give in to buying a generic gift card this Mother’s Day. Go for gifts that will make any mom feel special. We found six unique gifts anyone would love. Try something new this year!

Cocktails & Calories

If ingredients were the only standard used to determine caloric values in alcoholic beverages, gin would win hands down. Created with botanicals, spices and citrus rind, these flavors come to life and add complexity to your cocktail.

$100 Rebate Helps GreyStone Power Members Be Smart 

People served by GreyStone Power can enjoy rebates on energy-efficient products to help them manage costs. That’s because as a not-for-profit cooperative, GreyStone works with members to save energy and money. 

South Fulton Community Forum

Economic development and a focus on South Fulton’s image as a quality, safe place to live were among the topics political leaders, including Mayor Bill Edwards, addressed at Community Forum at Westlake High School.

May 2019 Around Town

New App Launches! The Styled by Love E application allows users to hire a personal stylist to shop for them, style them and deliver fashionable wardrobe selections to their door.  “We want to make getting dressed fun and easy, giving our clients the confidence to boldly present their best selves to the world,” said Evonya … Continued

Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim

Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim is a nonprofit innovator bringing change to the same East Point community she grew up in. While at University of California, Berkeley, she felt underprepared for college coursework. After graduation, she returned home to work at the Future Foundation for youth started by her brother Shareef Abdur-Rahim, notable NBA All-Star and NBA G League President. Nineteen years ago,…

The Future is Female!

Hey Y’all, 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, … Continued

NAASC Atlanta Chapter Annual Scholarship Brunch

This year's theme was Fashioned with Purpose and featured a stunning catwalk. The honorees included Pamela Cooper and Dr. Na'Taki Osborne Jelks along with Bovanti Cosmetics Founder Anita Bohannon. Dr. Tanisha McGlothen and Dr. Andrea Lewis served as Brunch Committee Chairs and Dr. Venetta Coleman is the President of the Atlanta Chapter. Proceeds went towards scholarships … Continued

Avery*Sunshine is Standing in the Light!

Avery*Sunshine started on the road to stardom at a young age simply by doing what she loved. She began playing piano at 8 years old and played for different denominations at church as a teenager, as well as directing choir and singing. When it came time to choose a major in college, the decision was obvious: piano. A self-described introvert/extrovert,…

Gwen Freeman and Chelsea Freeman Dease

 Chelsea Freeman Dease   Southwest Atlanta Native, a neighborhood she fondly refers to as the “SWATs.”   Education:  Woodward Academy and Henry W. Grady High School,  University of South Carolina as a Spanish and Dance Major and law school at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. 

Using a Smart Thermometer

People served by GreyStone Power can enjoy rebates on energy-efficient products to help them manage costs. That’s because as a not-for-profit cooperative, GreyStone works with members to save energy and money. 

Going Green

Living Sustainably in Style Article Nicolette Martin Did you know that in 2016, world plastic production totaled around 335 million metric tons, according to the Earth Day Network? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few … Continued

The Steeple Awards

Now in its fourth year, the Southeast’s largest Gospel awards show with a national presence is set for Saturday, April 27, in Atlanta. The Steeple Awards bring together some of the biggest names in gospel music and ministry from around America to celebrate their work on the frontline in the battle for souls. The all-star lineup of performers and nominees includes an…

Local Green Atlanta Goes From Popular Food Truck to Brick and Mortar Restaurant

Vegan and pescatarian restaurant Local Green Atlanta is now officially open to the public! Local Green Atlanta hosted a grand opening event in January at their Vine City/West End neighborhood location. The atmosphere was lively and festive as 250+ attendees took photos in front of Local Green’s instafamous “Insta-Wall,” listened to music played by V103, enjoyed smoothies and treats from…

There’s Still Time!

You’ve procrastinated and now it’s April and you haven’t prepared your 2018 tax returns. You haven’t contacted your CPA or tax preparer and made an appointment. Don’t worry! Stop and breathe.

PUSH

This is the story of a budding business. But in reality, the business is born of a love story. Joseph and Tauheedah met in high school at Tri-Cities High School; he graduated in 2000 and she in 2001. An East Point native, Joseph went on to develop a love for both athletics and graphic design. The couple reconnected in 2007 and got…

One South Fulton Community is Building for the Future ‘Family Style’ 

    The Stonewall Manor subdivision in South Fulton is laying a foundation for the future, creating a tradition around culture, cuisine and creativity with its annual progressive dinner. The night brings neighbors together to host and enjoy different courses of dinner in a series of homes. According to the residents, the event can get quite competitive but all in the…

Keep It Green!

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, pollen is floating and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer.  This month at South Fulton Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

RoboChicks 2G Award Ceremony  RoboChicks 2G Second Generation (R2G) recently held an Awards Ceremony at Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA. Even though the team did not win an award at the competition, RoboChicks Team Captain Madison Kenney used part of her winnings from the National Society of High School Scholars STEM Award to purchase trophies for the … Continued

W3C! Presented by Host Kim McNair

W3C! encouraged women in business to collaborate, connect and create and  featured special guest panelists Crystal Khalil- Porsche North America, David Robinson-The David Brand Agency, Lori Flowers-Radio One Atlanta, and Dr. John Lipman-Atlanta Fibroid Center. In addition, the Bosspreneur Becky A. Davis shared pearls of wisdom. 

 The Less Fuel, The Better!

Going green is in! These two automobiles will excite prospective buyers looking for performance, good looks, and value, while getting at least 30 miles per gallon on the highway. 

The Cotton Club… An Evening of Pink Pearlfection

The Pearls of Purpose Foundation, Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) entity established by Nu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, hosted their annual Pink Pizzazz - “The Cotton Club…An Evening of Pink Pearlfection” at the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium last November.

NBAF Presents Art Exhibit at TULA

South Fulton Lifestyle was pleased to partner with the National Black Arts Festival in presenting "Atlanta: Our Home, Our Artists, Our Legacy"  to showcase art during the big game celebration. 

Welcome Home!

    When friends or family members move into a new house, it is always fun to celebrate. After you snag an invite to a housewarming party at their new digs, you know not to show up empty-handed. Want to give them the ultimate new home gift basket? We’ve got you covered.  We asked The Treehouse boutique owner Bobbie Sanghvi what…

Create a Healthy Home Sanctuary

Your home should be the sanctuary where you rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, and it is important to create this space of retreat for your overall health. Read more for small changes you can make that will help you create your own healthy home sanctuary.

It’s Springtime, South Fulton!

 Home Features:  1.Serenbe-  Home boasts large porches, cedar storage, and solar panels to power the home and decrease it's carbon footprint.  2. Lakewood- Home has a Large basement perfect for expansion, and a gourmet kitchen with a large bonus room off of it. 

Rosalind Marie

Rosalind Marie is a health and wellness practitioner bringing an enormous amount of experience and an infectious spirit to communities across South Fulton. The Trenton, New Jersey, native moved here to attend Clark Atlanta University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and Emory University in Atlanta, where she received her Master of Public Health. Thirteen years…

UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball Recap

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ inaugural Ball was a sold-out gala, bringing out the Who’s Who of Atlanta and including an exciting performance by Bell Biv DeVoe. More than $200,000 was pledged during the Fund the Mission appeal, including $50,000 from music mogul Jermaine Dupri.  Atlanta’s finest showed up in full force to attend the 35th Annual UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked…

Home Sweet Home!

Hey Y’all, “Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day, and where we keep our … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. Sworn In For Second Term Arrington was sworn into his second term as Fulton County Commissioner of District 5. District 5 is comprised of over 150,000 residents and encompasses Atlanta, East Point, South Fulton, College Park, and Union City.  He would like to thank the 61,000 plus residents of District 5 … Continued

Home Away from Home

Vacation Your Way and Book a Luxurious Vacation Rental for Your Next Getaway Photography provided by HomeAway When you’re determining where to go for your next trip, it can be difficult to decide among sights to see, food to eat and adventures to have. From wine country to the mountain state, we’ve rounded up a … Continued

Gocha’s Breakfast Bar Grand Opening

South Fulton Lifestyle magazine was pleased to be present as Cascade's newest breakfast spot held a grand opening and ribbon cutting. 

Super Bowl 53 Experience!

The stars were shining on Atlanta as the Rams took on the Patriots in Atlanta! Events such as the Super Bowl Live! and Legends of Charity Dinner were enjoyed by both celebrities and Atlantans.

Warm Up Your Home with Color This Spring

BRRR! It’s been cold outside. When spending so much time in the house, one starts thinking about easy updates that can be done in the home.  

Legacies of Grandeur: 2018 Leadership Program and Debutante Cotillion

The Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter (GMAC) of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, led by President Shondria Covington, hosted its third biennial debutante cotillion on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The theme “Legacies of Grandeur: Cultivating the Refinement of Womanhood" was interwoven throughout the year-long leadership program that provided 21 debutantes with social, service and critical life…

In the Director’s Chair with Nicky Buggs

Local superstar Nicky San Gusto Cruz, better known as Nicky Buggs, is an actor, dancer, director, acting coach and has worn just about every hat in the industry. One of the unique ways she stands out is through her work with the youth in helping them to discover their talents.  

An Audience with the Queen

“Everyone wants to fall in love, and this is the quintessential love story… with a twist,” said Terry Burrell, who chatted with SFL about the production of “Ever After,” a musical adapted from the film starring Drew Barrymore as Cinderella. 

The BlackOut Experience

BlackOut Experience offers more than the average silent party/ disco. The state-of-the-art headphones are designed with fun in mind. Lightweight and noise cancelling, event goers will enjoy crisp sound quality up to 1,500 feet away from the music source so go ahead and get your groove on!

From CPA to Certified Creator: Wycliffe Bennett Returns to Craft Council Show

In its 30th consecutive year in Atlanta, the American Craft Council will present more than 230 artisans from across the United States at the largest juried fine craft show in the Southeast. The 2019 show is at the Cobb Galleria Centre March 15-17.

Curating Creativity

 Hey Y’all! February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in beautiful #SoFu. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented local creatives who beautify our community with their work. Whether it’s local theater performances, the Atlanta arts … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

College Park Mayor’s Ball Hosted by the Honorable Jack P. Longino, Mayor of the City of College Park, the ball was held at the Georgia International Convention Center.  A sellout crowd of over 400 raised over $60,000 to support the Mayor’s Second Hope Scholarship Fund providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors in College Park.  The … Continued

ESAC Chapter of J&J Presents Tutus & Tuxedos Childrens’ Ball

The signature event of the East Suburban Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was a fun night for the whole family and especially children within the metro-Atlanta community. Children and pre-teens wore their favorite tutus and cool tuxedos. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefitted the Jack and Jill Foundation and selected … Continued

South Fulton Lifestyle Holiday Party

SFL magazine along with the South Fulton Chamber and the Bailey Foundation presented a Holiday Party that benefitted the United Way of Greater Atlanta. Special guests included former Denver Bronco UGA's Champ Bailey and American Idol contestant Victoria McQueen. Entertainment was provided by BlackOut Experience and Infiniti of South Atlanta provided cars. Photography by Nailah … Continued

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Artist Okeeba Jubalo Rejuvenates Black Art Scene in Atlanta

Community leader, artist and CEO Okeeba Jubalo is a visionary pioneer for the advancement of African American art and business in Atlanta. Jubalo has helped push the culture forward and create opportunities for others through his marketing and branding agency, NobleSol Art Group. His agency’s client list includes The Morehouse College National Alumni Association, The Atlanta Dream to the National…

Bleu De Nuit: Spelman Reception at Art Basel in Miami

On December 6, 2018, Spelman College and its alumnae hosted Bleu De Nuit at the Miami Convention Center in conjunction with Art Basel. The reception celebrated the College’s contribution to the arts and Spelman artists participating in Art Basel, including Myra Greene, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture and Director of the Photography Program at Spelman,…

Michelle’s Picks: Back by Popular Demand!

 The Joistick   I’ll be the first to admit, I am no social media maven; it takes me 40 minutes to do an IG post. That makes The Joistick even more amazing. It allows you to livestream on multiple devices. You can place your phone in one place on the stick and stream, place your iPad on another section of the stick and livestream…

The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

Start the New Year “En Pointe”

When you combine nature trails with art, business, restaurants and wellness, you are talking about Serenbe. This health-minded community is intertwined with nature at the edge of Atlanta and is proud to have opened a new dance theater called Terminus. Those who want to kick their heels up and put their ballet slippers on may want to glimpse inside the…