5 East Cobb Women to Celebrate

Paulina Brand Paulina Brand has lived all over the world. Born in the Czech Republic, she moved to the States over 20 years ago but has also lived in Austria, Brazil and Malaysia. From this variety of living experiences, Paulina has picked up many memories and friends, as well as recipes, along the way. But it is East Cobb […]

Ashley Miller, Arts Advocate for Teens

Ashley Miller has landed in a music lover’s paradise. An insatiable music acionado and voracious reader, Ashley works in the Creative Studios at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, a so-called “library of the future.” As one of the library’s senior assistants, she plans programs for teens—potential young authors and musicians. “I lucked out when they were choosing staff,” she says, […]

Liz Etter, Source of Strength for Her Community

KICKBOXING MAMA • TRUSTED TEACHER • SOURCE OF STRENGTH By Barbra Buoy Lizz Etter hates to relax. Just two months after having her second child, Wyatt, she was back in her local Gold’s Gym working out at least six days a week. “Kickboxing is my favorite! Slowing down is just not my forte. My BODYFLOW® class ends with […]

Kelly Page, Founder of BlueGrayGal Blog

Kelly Page launched her BlueGrayGal blog in 2015 and her audience exploded, responding to her delightful images and relatable tips. She’s parlayed social media success into business partnerships with brands such as Amazon and Calico, and has appeared on “Atlanta & Company.” Chatting with Kelly reveals that her blog’s gal-pal vibe reflects an authentic extension of her personality. Peruse the site […]

5 Alpharetta Women You Should Know

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As we celebrate International Women’s day we want to shine a light on a few of the wonderful women that make up Alpharetta. Read on for their stories of ingenuity, strength, and compassion that continue to inspire us today. Cathi Huff When Cathi Huff turned 50 years old, she decided she’d buy a retired racehorse. […]

5 Sandy Springs Women to Celebrate

Jan Collins After college, Jan taught high school English, drama, and speech. She and her husband, Bill, an orthopedist, planted roots in Sandy Springs and started a family. Jan brought her passion for the arts to the area, embracing every opportunity to become involved with arts programs. She’s served on the boards of the Alliance Theatre and The Atlanta […]

Meet Holistic Healer Dr. Taz

Healer        Author         Mother By Alex McCray Dr. Tasneem Bhatia is on a mission to spread a message of holistic health. The board-certified physician specializes in integrative and emergency medicine, pediatrics and prevention. Her Buckhead practice has been around since 2009, and her newest location, CentreSpringMD+Peds, in Alpharetta/Johns Creek […]

Meet Green Queen Jennifer Hankey

Jennifer Hankey

 Entrepreneur Mom Educator By Alex McCray Six years ago, after a harrowing journey to find a natural way to treat her daughter, Hayden’s, life-threatening eczema, longtime Alpharetta resident Jennifer Hankey discovered her life’s purpose. Today, she is dubbed “The Green Queen” and spreads the word about the health effects of toxic chemicals. Through her business, […]

Meet Innovative Mom Elena Taylor

Elena Taylor

MOMMY BLOGGER •MOTIVATOR• ENTREPRENEUR By India Powell As a single mom of five children who has been through homelessness, divorce, and a stroke,48-year-old Alpharetta resident Elena Taylor knows that being a mother under any circumstances takes ingenuity, resourcefulness, and a whole lot of support. It was that understanding and her passion for motherhood that spurred […]

Master Gardener and Cancer Survivor, Meet Rosie Davidson

By Stacy Moser Almost two million people a year visit Chastain Park, Atlanta’s largest park, for a round of golf, a walk around its perimeter, a game of tennis or just to enjoy the view from one of its many benches. But if you look closely as you walk along the west side of the park, you’ll see […]