June 2015 Editor's Letter

We had a blast shooting this month’s feature, “Givers,” beautiful portraits by Fredrik Brauer of four people from the community who make giving a priority. Our Givers arrived at the lovely Westin Atlanta Perimeter North (Concourse Parkway) and were greeted by the friendly staff who swept us all off our feet, up to the 2-story suite overlooking the little lake and impressive buildings around the Concourse. Savor Bar + Kitchen sent up pastries, fresh fruit, juices coffee and tea (I drank three cups) and we all had a chance to chat during hair and make-up. COLOUR is a new Atlanta-based startup that has just launched with a lofty vision: All Women. All Hair. Equally beautiful. COLOUR is like Uber for hair. The free app enables men and women to get their hair done when they want, where they want, with their team of vetted stylists. It’s like having a stylist on retainer. And the best part…They come to your home or office! We love that idea. The Beauty Bar of Alpharetta provided full make-up for our “models” and Danielle Johnson polished the faces that grace this month’s pages. To top off the morning, Shane Co brought a spread of jewelry for our GIVERS to choose from to wear for their portrait. I’m pretty sure Shane Co gained a few new customers, based on the ooohing and aaahing over the diamonds and gemstone pieces they shared. We’re so honored that all these generous people shared their morning and their stories with us. We hope you’re inspired to give of your time and resources this holiday season, working to make our community stronger in some way.

Have a lovely month with family and friends and from all of us here at Lifestyle Publications, best wishes for a safe and bubbly new year.

Sue

SCollins@LifestylePubs.com

On the cover:

This little holiday elf’s family lives in the Buckhead area. Photo by Katey Penton Photography. Katey is this year’s Lifestyle Publications Holiday Photography Competition winner.