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…

Orchestra Noir Presents Royal Winter Ball

Orchestra Noir presented a black tie affair under the direction of CEO and Music Director Maestro Jason Ikeem Rodgers. The audience delighted in music from opera to pop hits.

May 2017 Around Town

Union City Mayor Vince Williams addressed an audience on how Union City is going to the next level at the 2017 State of the City address held at Benjamin Banneker High School. During the State of the City, Mayor Williams discussed accomplishments, future goals, and the status of important projects. “Play it small? Union City?" said Mayor Williams. “I don’t…

Citizen of the Month:  Renee “Sunshine” Lewis

Where does one begin when it comes to introducing Renee “Sunshine” Lewis? This woman has accomplished more in her life than many could even dream of achieving. A native Atlantan and daughter of the late John H. “Big Hat” and Thelma Lewis, Sunshine has unequivocally lived up to her moniker: She is known near and far as someone who spreads…

Tender Love

“Tender love. Love so tender. Holding me close to you. Baby, I surrender.” Every time they gaze into each other’s eyes, Jibri and Salvia think of the words from the classic love song by Force MDs. It all began at a college alumni party at Loew's Hotel in downtown Atlanta. As the night came to an end and Salvia was…

The Coachmans

Taylor and Cornelius met online but not in the manner of many couples that connect using Match or eHarmony. As fate would have it, he happened across her photo on Tumblr. “I was just browsing my dashboard until I saw a picture of her and I was floored. I had never seen a woman quite like her. I then proceeded…

Pretty Paper Blossoms

Bolanle Pace is the Owner/Designer of Pretty Paper Blossoms. Pretty Paper Blossoms was born three years ago, when I was looking for a hobby after leaving the luxury retail industry to be a stay-at-home mom. After creating a set of paper flowers for my home and posting them on social media, orders began to follow. Four short months later, my…

Elopements are the New Black 

Are you recently engaged and fallen victim to those wedding blogs that make you believe you can afford the swankiest venue in town, complete with those plush centerpieces for 200 guests? It’s a harsh reality when you realize those things just don’t work for your budget. Does that mean you should water down your dream wedding? Not at all! Instead,…

A South Fulton Love Story

LaTonya Farracee Rainey Gillespie of College Park, Georgia, and Murvin Matthew Johnson, Jr., of Atlanta, married on the 24th day of September at Millennium Gates Museum in Atlantic Station. Rev. D’Vante Parks officiated the ceremony for this couple of 13 years. An elegant reception was held at Mason Murer Museum immediately after the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of…

Healthy Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re frantically trying to find the perfect gift for one or several of the special ladies in your life. If you’re looking for a healthy gift that she will enjoy, I have listed several options below:

Just a Touch of Inspiration

May is a very special month. As we have shared in this edition, it’s one of the most favored months for couples to pledge their love to one another through marriage. Clearly, this should remind us of those famous words: “I do.” Of course, the couple says, "I do" to each other. And then there are the “I do’s” to…

A Mother’s Poem

I believe Mothers are very special to God. We are charged to be ever-present with our children (in mind when absent in body) just as He is ever-present with His children. Great is His faithfulness to equip us that we may endure and fulfill the roles in which He has placed us. May He continue to:

South Fulton Lifestyle Presents the Exceptional Seniors of the Class of 2017

South Fulton’s talented and ambitious students include scholar-athletes, award-winning chess players, environmentalists and budding philanthropists. These young adults are well-rounded, well-traveled and engaged, and we acknowledge their impact on our community. South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine is proud to introduce 10 of South Fulton's finest high school seniors. We celebrate these students, who excel academically, athletically and in service to the…