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Sliding doors expand the concept of the open floor plan

Wide-open floor plans are a trend that has endured for a decade. Removing walls and opening up our rooms removes visual and physical clutter. Now we are expanding this concept even more by removing doors to pantries, laundry rooms and even ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/sliding-doors-expand-the-concept-of-the-open-...

Westside StoryFormer industrial area transforms into a chic place

It's not possible to feast on a rib eye at Abattoir, sip a cocktail at JCT Kitchen's open-air bar or watch a dance performance at the Goat Farm without frequent reminders of the Atlanta Westside's past. The rumble of the CSX freight trains harks back ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/westside-storyformer-industrial-area-transfor...

Author events, March 1-7

Scott Stossel, “My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind.” 7:30 p.m. March 1. Talk, signing. $10-$15. Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-4000 ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/entertainment/author-events-march-1-7/nkDmm/...

Marietta family prioritizes schools, new neighborhood

With two kids in tow — Rachel, 3, and Austin, 2 — Charlene and Chris Trapp moved from their Marietta townhome to a single-family house about 3 miles down the road. They preferred to stay in the same area for the high-performing Cobb County schools ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/marietta-family-prioritizes-schools-new-neigh...

Close to Home on Feb. 28

You've got a few hours over the weekend and are looking for a nearby diversion - something that doesn't require reservations or a tank of gas. Welcome to Close to Home! Each week we'll highlight the quick, quaint and quirky events in your neighborhood.
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/close-to-home-on-feb-28/nkJYb/...

The top three questions you must ask your real estate agent

In Georgia, real estate agents can help you in a variety of ways as you search for a house. Typically, the agent working with the buyer is called the buyer's agent, and technically represents the seller. That's because the seller is typically paying ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/the-top-three-questions-you-must-ask-your-rea...

Home from school or work? How to entertain yourself and your kids

Being stuck indoors: Dropping temperatures plus precipitation often means icy and undrivable roads -- which means no school for kids. Sometimes, such "snow days" can go on for days, leaving a house full of stir-crazy parents and children (and pets).
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/home-school-or-work-how-entertain-yourself-an...

Smitten: Candy buyers talk about the love of their lives

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — As we headed into Valentine's Day weekend, the Palm Beach Post invited shoppers at Hoffman's Chocolates in Lake Worth, Fla., to talk about the love of their lives. And what sweetness came out!
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/holiday/smitten-candy-buyers-talk-about-love-...

What to do in Atlanta | Feb. 11-18

The Universoul Circus takes place through March 1, for $16-$37, at the Green Lot at Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Drive S.W., Atlanta. Here, Brazilian performer Beatrice Martins opens the 2008 show by swinging through the air on a hoop. Did no one love ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/events/big-a-list/nj849/

Hacienda-style conversion in Chastain Park

Karla Arriola estimates it took about two-and-a-half years to finish the floor plan and design to transform a sprawling ranch foreclosure into a Hacienda-style home with a new second floor and three covered patios in Chastain Park. “I know every nook ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/hacienda-style-conversion-in-chastain-park/nj...

Atlanta faith notes

Sweet sound of music: Traveling internationally, the Fisk Jubilee Singers are noted for singing Negro spirituals. At 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, the two-time Grammy-nominated group will feature Oral Moses, the bass-baritone, while in concert at Cascade ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/religion/atlanta-faith-notes/njzD5/...

DIY projects add personal touches to Marietta home

A Marietta foreclosure with potential turned Erin and Julius Marshall into confident and experienced DIYers. The stone surround on the fireplace in the family room, new kitchen cabinets, and furniture, including a dining room table and dresser in the ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/diy-projects-add-personal-touches-to-marietta...

Lavish weddings lead to shorter marriages

Couples planning a pricey wedding got a bit of bad news from two Emory University economics professors. Not only is a diamond not forever, the more expensive the diamond, the shorter the marriage is likely to be, they found. The study also revealed ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/lavish-weddings-lead-to-shorter-marriages/njm...

'Price is Right' contestants make epic fail when guessing iPhone 6 price

If you think the iPhone 6 is too expensive, be glad these two contestants on “The Price is Right” aren't in charge of setting the price for the popular smartphone. The contestants were bidding on a 16GB iPhone 6 and a one-year calling and data plan ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/entertainment/price-right-contestants-make-epic-fail-whe...

4 habits to be healthier, wealthier in 2015

Depending on which study or urban myth you believe, the typical American gains two to 10 pounds during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's. And there is no question that December is the spendiest month of the year. Credit card issuers can ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/holiday/4-habits-be-healthier-wealthier-2015/...

Pizza-making champ creates 99-cheese pizza

A chef in Australia has created a pizza using 99 different cheeses as an homage to the Novantanove Formaggio displayed in the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie. Chef Johnny Di Francesco melted together 94 different cheeses and chilled the mixture ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/entertainment/pizza-making-champ-creates-99-cheese-pizza...

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