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American Casual Living Buford, Georgia

Life Begins Outdoors

Life Begins Outdoors

From intimate family gatherings to summer cookouts and large-scale parties, Buford’s American Casual Living is your one-stop shop for all outdoor furniture needs. By: Rachel Pillow | Photos by Karl Lamb Owners, Lee and Maureen Recchia of Suwanee, were in the outdoor furniture industry for many years before opening American Casual Living nine years ago. Over

The Diner At Sugar Hill

Classic Comfort Food – The Diner at Sugar Hill

The Diner at Sugar Hill delivers a satisfying home-style dining experience with a side of southern hospitality. By: Michelle Fasig | Photos by Karl Lamb Owner and operator, Mike Emami, views food as a way to bring people together, and that philosophy rings true the moment you step foot into the Diner at Sugar Hill

Georgain Landscape

Backyard Escapes

Ed Szcesniak, Owner of Georgian Landscape Design, and Jeremy Talboy, Owner of North Georgia Landscape Management, have formed a landscaping powerhouse in metro Atlanta.  By: Rachel Pillow   Georgian Landscape Design has won the prestigious “Best of Houzz” award every year since 2013 across multiple categories: customer satisfaction, service and design. Houzz is an online

Why You Should be Using Social Media for Your Business - Veugeler Design Group

Why You Should be Using Social Media for Your Business

Facebook and Instagram are making it easier for people to manage their social media accounts right from their phone, with the ability to swap between business and personal accounts with a click of a button.  By: Priscilla Salmasi and Shay Harbaugh, Veugeler Design Group Recently a small business owner asked us if it was necessary

Wild Animal Safari Pine Mountain, Georgia

Wild Animal Safari

About two hours south of Suwanee in Pine Mountain, Georgia, Wild Animal Safari is a 500 acre drive-through animal park, that lets you get face-to-face with over 650 animals from all over the world. By: Angela Veugeler | Photos by Angela Veugeler One Friday in February when school was closed, my family and I took

Write one Line

Write One Line

Writing Advocate, Scott Mawdesley preaches the practice of writing one line a day to bring clarity to your life By: Rachel Pillow The concept of “Write One Line” is so simple, yet seems so revolutionary at the same time. It is amazing how such a straightforward idea to literally write one line a day can

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Hear Clearly, Breathe Freely & Sleep Easy

Suwanee ENT offers both the diagnosis and the treatment for any issue related to ear, nose and throat health. By: Rachel Pillow | Photos by: Karl Lamb Dr. Matthew T. Gill recently opened the doors of Suwanee Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) in November of 2016 but has been practicing since 2011. A Suwanee resident

Kid Fitness

We asked Physical Education teachers at several Suwanee area elementary schools in Gwinnett County for tips on how to encourage physical activity at home. Read what they had to say.   Find an activity that your child truly enjoys Try something that is fun that you can do together or even as a family. If

Working Out

2017 Health & Fitness Guide

Health and fitness are many people’s top new year’s resolutions each year; but sometimes knowing where to go or how to get started is the hardest part. So, we’ve done some of the legwork for you and sought out the best facilities in Suwanee, in order for you to become the best possible you in

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Suwanee Fitness Success Stories

How many times have you said, “This will be my year! The year I lose weight, eat healthily, fit into my “skinny” jeans?” Well, we want to help you make it your year and mean it this time. Sometimes all it takes is a little extra motivation, so we found some of Suwanee’s best success

The Meal Kit Challenge

We tried three of the most popular delivery services: Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and PeachDish. Here’s what we found… By: MICHELLE FASIG | Photos by: KATE BLOHM As a young professional, I often struggle with ways to eat healthily while coming up with creative meals that appeal to my inner gourmet chef. I have spent

Out with the Old, in with the New Marketing Strategies

Twenty-Sixteen has come to an end. We say hello to 2017, bringing new opportunities, ventures and trends for both our personal and professional lives. For businesses, the beginning of the year is a great time to reflect on the previous year, what was successful and what may need some improvement.  By: PRISCILLA SALMASI AND SHAY

Neo-Antiquing at American Redemption

The word redemption evokes a sense of new life, of freedom, of reclamation. The word is powerful and one that Owners, Jauxniece Palmer and Jill Snelling, of American Redemption in Suwanee stand behind. American Redemption is a marketplace of local artists where every item is hand-built, hand-finished or hand-picked.  By: Rachel Pillow | Photos by:

The Baking Grounds: A 60-Year Baking Tradition

The beautiful cake gracing the cover of our magazine this issue is from The Baking Grounds, a quaint, cozy bakery/cafe, tucked away on Lee Street in historic Buford. By: Rachel Pillow | Photos by Julie Perdue & Walt Wooden Owned by Lorne and Malinda McCaslin, the Buford location has been open for just a little over three years, but the

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