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AVALON Spring 2019 An 8 page feature wrap section highlighting the Spring season at AVALON

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Spring into Seasonal Experiences at Avalon Spring has sprung at Avalon in Alpharetta! On April 1, the mixed-use destination welcomes back its award-winning collection of seasonal experiences along Avalon Boulevard. From weekly yoga practices, to monthly comedy shows, to the largest al fresco dinner party in Atlanta and more, North Fulton’s “Living Room” is the place to be. Kicking off this month and lasting through October, Avalon’s Signature Events Series invites friends and families of all ages to add some fun to their weekly routines. On the first Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Punchline Comedy Nights will turn the most mundane day of the week into an evening filled with laughter and community. This free show brings some of Atlanta’s best live comedy acts to Palmer Plaza – located between Oak Steakhouse and Colletta – along with food and beverage specials. Each Tuesday morning, Little Acorns promises to keep your pre-school aged kiddos entertained with a plethora of activities, including face painting, story time, visits from famous characters and more surprises. Little

Acorns is held weekly at 10 a.m. in The Plaza and is free to attend. Nama’slay over the work week hump and get your Zen on with your girl gang during AvalOM every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in The Plaza. AvalOM classes are taughts by top instructors from Flywheel Sports, Club Plates, Athleta, Lululemon and other local yoga, barre and Pilates studios. Yogis are required to bring their own mats for this calming practice. Celebrate the end of your work week with Avalon Nights Live every Friday in The Plaza! From 6 to 8 p.m., unwind and welcome in the weekend with live musical entertainment by local favorites like The Mike Veal Band. Come prepared to dance like nobody’s watching and sing along to your favorite hits. In addition to Avalon’s signature events, a variety of unique activities are also hosted throughout the year. Upcoming events include: Avalon’s annual Heart & Sole 5K benefitting The Lionheart School returns to The Boulevard on Saturday, April 13 followed

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Avalon Spring Open House at AYA™ Medical Spa You are invited to celebrate with AYA™ Medical Spa at their semi-annual Avalon Spring Open House! The event will be held on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 from 12pm-4pm at the AYA™ Alpharetta location in Avalon (across from Oak Steakhouse). As a special perk for guests in attendance, AYA™ will be offering exclusive discounts on a wide variety of their awardwinning cosmetic treatments for the face and body. All skincare products will be 20% OFF. There will also be special deals on Facial Filler Injections, CoolSculpting® Non-Surgical Fat Reduction, Laser Hair Removal, Sciton® Laser Treatments, DermalInfusion, Microneedling, and Platelet-Rich Plasma Hair Restoration. All guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, free gifts for those who RSVP, and more. Additionally, AYA™ will be offering complimentary DermalInfusion treatments for patients curious about their most recent cosmetic treatment. This is event is FREE to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged. Contact AYA™ Medical Spa by phone at (678) 534-5035 or by email at to reserve your spot today!

by a post-race party in The Plaza featuring awards, swag and complimentary cocktails. Registration is $30 for adults, and $10 for kids 5 and under to participate in the Tot Trot. The Easter Bunny hops onto Avalon Boulevard on April 8 and will be available daily for egg-cellent photo opportunities through April 20. Hours vary, and image packages range from $15 to $25. On Saturday, April 20, The Plaza will be activated for the vibrant Hop-A-Long Easter Egg Hunt. This complimentary event invites

children ages 0-7 to collect eggs and trade them in for a bag of treats. Don your best Southern attire and place your bets during Avalon’s award-winning Kentucky Derby party on Saturday, May 4 in The Plaza. Enjoy sips and bites al fresco from Avalon’s best-in-class restaurants during the second annual Savor the Boulevard, Atlanta’s largest outdoor dinner party, on Sunday, June 2. To stay up-to-date on Avalon happenings, visit

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The Spring 2019 Collection features sculptural silhouettes in vivid colors, playful patterns, and plush textures; In 1989, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams started their own furniture line; the Sexy Sadie Chair won a Design 100 Award from Metropolitan Home Magazine in 1992; an expansive collection of performance fabrics offers worryfree luxury; Lulu continues to inspire comfort for all.

The First Disruptors in the Furniture Industry Turn 30 Iconic Luxury Home Furnishings Brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Celebrates 30 Years of Design and Innovation Thirty years ago, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams set out to make the world a more comfortable place. With a shared belief that comfort has the power to change lives, they created a home furnishings brand unlike any other. Disruptors in the furniture industry long before it was fashionable, Mitchell and Bob broke barriers from the start. Not only were they introducing bold new designs, they were also offering lifetime warranties on products and delivering goods within 30 days. Throughout their 30 years in business together, Mitchell and Bob have never been afraid to push boundaries and take creative risks, especially in their ad campaigns. While some have been more risquĂŠ than others,

many of the brand’s ads have helped shape opinions about equality, in addition to selling furniture. Thirty years later, Mitchell and Bob are still shaking things up. While their signature modern style has evolved over the past 30 years, their iconic designs still reflect early aspirations to elevate entertaining, and help others create a comfortable home. With the Spring 2019 Collection, Mitchell and Bob introduce their anniversary line of Les Petite Seats. Chicly styled for cozy nooks, or larger conversation areas, these versatile, small-scale accents chairs offer the brand’s trademark comfort in a compact footprint. Choose from in-stock options, or customize in 300+ fabrics and leathers (including C.O.M).

Join the MG+BW Comfort Club premier loyalty program to save 25-35% on the entire collection, every day. Members also enjoy exclusive benefits, including early access to special offers and promotions, and complimentary in-home design services. Visit the Alpharetta Signature Store at Avalon for details and to see new arrivals for Spring 2019. Visit for more about the 30th Anniversary and the new collection.

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Benefits of minimally invasive surgery By Dr. Natu Mmbaga Modern OBGYN Medical advancements in women’s health have provided significant improvements in the management of DR. NATU a myriad of conditions. With minimally invasive procedures readily available, women now have several treatment options for a variety of gynecologic issues, including abnormal bleeding or periods, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, amongst other conditions. These minimally invasive procedures offer countless benefits over traditional surgery. As a gynecologist, women frequently present to our office complaining of heavy or prolonged periods. In the past, management was limited to birth control pills and IUDs or surgical interventions as drastic as a hysterectomy. Current options are far less risky and allow for very little down time. One such option is an Endometrial ablation, a common procedure utilized to decrease the volume and length of a woman’s menses. Performed in our state-of-the-art office with no incisions, a woman can drastically improve the quality of her life with minimal risks via ablation. All of which is done in approximately 5 minutes with minimal pain and downtime. With its utilization, women can avoid the sometimes-undesired prolonged hormone exposure of birth control pills and the surgical risks involved with a hysterectomy. In the event findings or symptoms require something more significant be done, robotic surgery has revolutionized gynecologic surgery. With a decreased risk of bleeding, infection, hospital stay, and post-operative pain, robotic surgery can be utilized to complete a hysterectomy, ovarian cyst removal, treatment of endometriosis and removal of uterine fibroids. Patients are ambulating and resuming normal activities soon after procedures that would have otherwise required extensive recovery. At Modern OB/GYN of North Atlanta, our physicians are advanced robotic surgeons capable of treating complex gynecologic conditions with skill and compassion. These minimally invasive techniques enable us to take excellent care of our patients with the most current technologies in the safest way possible.

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With minimally invasive procedures readily available, women now have several treatment options for a variety of gynecologic issues, including abnormal bleeding or periods, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, amongst other conditions.

Modern OBGYN has three convenient office locations. Visit our newest office at Avalon in Alpharetta located at 2710 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30009. To schedule an appointment call 404-446-2496 or visit us online at

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TUESDAY | March 5th


Laissez les bon temps rouler! Shop, sip and stroll as we turn the Boulevard into Bourbon Street with jazzy tunes and specialty drinks for a Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. End the evening with live music in The Plaza for a Big Easy bash that you will be sure to remember!

FRIDAY | March 15th Calling all Lads and Lassies! Experience a purely gold St. Patrick's Day celebration during Luck of Avalon, a five-year-old tradition featuring music, dancing, and Irish flair and drinks!

April 8th to April 20th Capture vibrant new images of the family alongside the Easter Bunny at Avalon and ring in Spring during memorable photography sessions. Photo packages start at $15.

SATURDAY | April 13th Lace up your sneakers and race to the finish line for a great cause! Join the Lionheart School for its fifth annual Heart and Sole 5K at Avalon to help raise proceeds for students.

SATURDAY | April 20th Celebrate everyone's favorite colorful tradition during Avalon's annual Hop-a-Long Easter Egg Hunt and even catch a celebrity sighting of the Easter Bunny.

SATURDAY | May 4th Avalon's award-winning Kentucky Derby Party is not just about horse racing, it's about the fashion, live music and fun. Join in on this year's festivities, make a bet on your lucky favorite and catch the race on a jumbo viewing screen, Mint Julep in hand of course.

SUNDAY | June 2nd

Join Avalon for its second annual Savor the Boulevard, Alpharetta’s largest al fresco dinner party along The Boulevard featuring exquisite prix-fixe menus from our curated collection of restaurants.

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