top trends for today’s weddings Page 26
The Interview Pam Billingsley The woman behind Bulloch Hall Page 8
Leading from the heart
Amy O’Dell offers hope at Jacob’s Ladder Page 6
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‘must haves’ for the season Page 22
Northside women show off their own wedding styles Pages 18-19
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We gathered some fun and talented folks a couple of weeks ago to shoot the cover at Notable Weddings and Events. Kristina Brown, my future daughter-in-law, was the model, and her mother rita joined in the fun. It certainly made me excited for June and with the great teamwork, made me proud to be a part of this publication. At the end of the shoot, rita and I just had to give the bride a kiss! DEVON MOrGAN/ PHOTOSYNTHESIS STUDIO
editorial Candy Waylock email@example.com
DeShea@northsidewoman.com Diane@northsidewoman.com Hans@northsidewoman.com Helen@northsidewoman.com June@northsidewoman.com Linda@northsidewoman.com Mike@northsidewoman.com
Christina Appen and Rita Brown kiss the bride, Kristina Brown, at the end of a long and fun photo shoot.
publisher’snote This month is all about brides, weddings and celebrating life. I am thrilled to have
Why don’t you send us your favorite
cover of this month’s issue. She is marrying
wedding photo and a sentence about
our son Hans in June, and it just seemed
why it is your favorite? We will see if we
like the fun thing to do.
can start a fun “Favorite Wedding Photo”
year when we were shooting the March
Ray Appen firstname.lastname@example.org
see those fun pictures on pages 18-19.
my future daughter-in-law Kristina on the
Now, if you would have told me last
Kelly Brooks email@example.com
wedding photos and memories. You can
feature in upcoming issues. Just send the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
bridal section that she would be on it, I
As always, we have an interview with
would have said you were crazy. But Hans
a local woman making things happen
popped the question in October, and
and a 'She'ro doing great things. See Pam
a June wedding is planned. I guess after
Billingsley on page and 8 and Amy O’Dell
dating for six years, it’s to be expected
on page 6.
and we are thrilled.
Please continue to send us your ideas
I also asked the women who produce
and feedback. Each month we add a little
Northside Woman to contribute their
more of what we think you’ll love reading.
DEVON MOrGAN/ PHOTOSYNTHESIS STUDIO
Devon Morgan opened PhotoSynthesis Studio in 2004 after graduating with a degree in photojournalism from the University of Georgia. To compliment the documentary style she learned in school, Morgan studied with several local photographers to master the subtle nuances of fine art portraiture, giving her clients a cohesive blend of natural emotion and beautiful lighting. She lives in Peachtree Corners with her St. Bernard, Stella. See her work at www.PhotoSynthesisAtlanta.com.
Northside Woman is published monthly and distributed free throughout north metro Atlanta. ©2011 Appen Newspapers Inc. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be copied or reprinted without the express written permission of the publisher.
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Notable Weddings and Events, located in Alpharetta, provides brides and grooms “one-stop shopping” when it comes to planning their wedding. From the dress and tuxes, to the bakery, florist and more, Notable is the one place to get everything you need for your wedding, anniversary party or any other event. Pictured above is Rachel Broach, owner of Notable Weddings and Events. www.notableweddings.com
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Make-up artist and stylist Cynthia Grisolia provides the finishing touches for our model, Kristina. Products she used for the cover look include MAC Prep and Prime; Loreal True Match foundation; NYC All Over Bronze; Maybelline “The Falsies” mascara; Prestige Automatic Eyeliner; revlon ColorStay lipstick; and Make Up For Ever high-definition finishing powder. email@example.com
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unsung‘she’ro Personal experience, success provides framework for Jacob’s Ladder Amy O’Dell founded school to help children with developmental disorders
very hard not to get attached the diagnosis, and instead concentrate on developing a program that moves them forward on a day-to-day basis.” Prior to opening Jacob’s Ladder, O’Dell was the director of Adolescent Psychiatric Services at Woodridge Hospital in rabun County. She also directed the Crossroads program,
By CANDy WAyLOCK
which served at-risk teens, with the goal
of helping them achieve academic and social/emotional success.
Behind Jacob’s Ladder is the real
especially those attached to children.
Jacob – O’Dell’s now 17-year-old son,
who was diagnosed with Pervasive
Ladder Center in roswell, O’Dell has
Development Disorder (PDD) at an
developed a program that seeks to
early age. PDD affected every area of
meet the individual needs of every
his development, including language,
gross motor abilities and coordination.
diagnosis that may accompany the child. Since
intensive therapy to help him reach his opening
1998, O’Dell said more than 3,000
full potential, and traditional medical advice did not appeal to her.
children have benefited from the
“I was told early on not to expect a
methodologies used at the school
lot, and just wait and see,” O’Dell said
to treat Asperger’s, autism, Down’s
of Jacob’s early diagnosis. “But that
Syndrome and other development
was the kiss of death to me. The more
you can do early on to stimulate the
children from pre-kindergarten through
brain, the better outcome you have.”
12th grade and is fully accredited.
“I’m not really a diagnosis-driven
became clear with Jacob’s diagnosis.
person,” said O’Dell, who grew up
O’Dell began intensive training on
in Madison, Ga., and has degrees
the neurodevelopmental approach
to therapy and acquired certification
Auburn University. “A child with [one
as a neurodevelopmental consultant.
disorder] may have aspects that mirror
symptoms of [another disorder.] I try
retraining the brain, using the stronger
Amy O'Dell and her
parts of the brain to compensate for
“I went through the same period
the weaker parts, through constant
other parents go through when they
input and stimulation.
get these diagnoses, which is fear,
The results were quick and dramatic, and she saw Jacob change before
hope,” said O’Dell.
her eyes. Soon, O’Dell was conducting
In her case, she said she realized
seminars on the neurodevelopment
these emotions were detrimental to
approach, and began working with
Jacob’s progress, so she channeled
other parents whose children were
that energy into a clear plan.
in similar situations. After five years,
“It’s not magic,” O’Dell said of her
O’Dell said she felt the calling to open
techniques. “It’s hard work and time.
a school where her techniques and
It’s really one step forward, one at a
methodologies could benefit more
time, celebrating the small successes
that can come each day.”
In 1998, she relocated to roswell
from rabun County, and opened
Jacob’s Ladder is primarily one-to-one,
Jacob’s Ladder on a four-acre parcel
with each child going through a three-
across the street from roswell High
day evaluation to determine exactly
School. Her son, Jacob, has been a
which therapies and methods are
part of the program from the start,
most beneficial. The focus is retraining
and will soon receive his high school
the brain to replace maladaptive
diploma. He plans to attend college
behaviors with appropriate ones.
next year. O’Dell prospective
O’Dell said the school is built on four meets parent
foundations: the neurodevelopmental
aspects, physiological components,
child's admittance. She understands
fully where they are emotionally and
physically at that point, having been
intense interaction and stimulation,
through the same situation. Most come
consistently and daily; and parent
to Jacob’s Ladder at the beginning of
training is a significant part of the
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anxiety and looking for direction and
See 'SHE'RO, Page 35
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theinterview ‘Passion’ is at the heart of her work Pam Billingsley’s ties to Bulloch Hall run deep By CANDy WAyLOCK
who was raised in Decatur and moved
to roswell in 1977. She first “discovered” Bulloch Hall
As the site coordinator for Bulloch
in 1989, when she looked to volunteer
Hall, Pam Billingsley has seen her share
her time as motherhood commitments
of brides and weddings pass through
the historic home; the birthplace of
“My boys were going into school,
the mother of a president, and one of
and I was looking for something to fill
roswell’s historic jewels.
my days,” she recalls of her decision to
But one particular wedding stands out – her own wedding, held at Bulloch
begin volunteering at Bulloch Hall. FF
Billingsley has a deep love of
Hall in 1994. Billingsley remembers the
day her husband, Bill, proposed to her,
primarily those in Charleston. Despite
inviting her to lunch in order to draw
the home’s need of tender loving
her outside. Once outside, he drew
care, there was something about
Though quick to deflect the credit,
Bulloch to Theodore roosevelt, Sr.
her attention to a small plane flying
Bulloch Hall that drew her to it. She
Billingsley was part of the driving force
One son, Theodore, Jr., would later
near the home.
started as a docent in 1989, leading
that saw the antebellum mansion
“He said, ‘Gosh, there is a plane
tours of the home, and gradually took
become a prominent tourist attraction,
other, Elliott, would be the father of
flying low over Bulloch.’ It was a plane
on additional responsibilities. Within
drawing thousands of visitors each
Eleanor roosevelt, first lady and wife
with a banner that had a heart and
six months, she was named the site
year for tours, programs, fundraising
of President Franklin roosevelt.
[read] ‘Pam will you marry me?’” she
galas and other activities.
nt of Bulloch Hall.
Pam Billingsley in fro
the Smith Plantation.
creation of the wedding of Mittie
While history fills the halls and
said, clearly recalling a day nearly 20
Back then, the home’s public view
The true marketing push started
years ago. “It flew around Bulloch for
was limited primarily to open houses
around the Atlanta Summer Olympics
several minutes while I was jumping up
and tours around Christmas. Much of
in 1996, when visitors were encouraged
“I get asked that all the time,”
and down and running to get everyone
the year, it was essentially shuttered.
to visit roswell and tour the antebellum
she says, laughing. “We hear a lot of
Bulloch Hall was built in 1839, and
city. That time also signaled a focus on
creaky noises, but have never seen
last served as a true residence
acquiring period furniture to replicate
anything unusual. We would love to
in the early 1970s. It was briefly
the look of the home when the original
think they were here!”
in the hands of a private
would be the last
owner before being
Another change for Bulloch Hall
said the Friends of Bulloch are raising
held at Bulloch
purchased by the
was the decision to end weddings on
funds to continue restoration at the
city of roswell in
site in the early 1990s. Billingsley knows,
home, including restoring a second
young sons gave
1978 after public
from personal experience, that Bulloch
her away, further
outcry to save it
Hall provides a beautiful backdrop
carriage house and continuing to
linking Billingsley to
for a wedding. However weddings
acquire period pieces of furniture.
Bulloch Hall forever.
out of the office so they see.” At wedding,
B i l l i n g s l e y has
became the first
residents were there in the 1840s.
grounds of Bulloch Hall, Billingsley says ghosts of past residents do not.
As far as future plans, Billingsley
come with a price, she notes, recalling
For Billingsley, being at Bulloch
some “wild times” during a few more
Hall is a “passion,” not a job. Her two
boys, now in their 30s literally grew up
coordinator of Bulloch
of three historic
Hall for 22 years. In
many ways, it is as
much a home to her
played host to hundreds of weddings
“Back in the fall, I was [approached]
as her own residence.
by the city of
over the years. Her 1994 wedding was
about retiring, and I told them I’d rather
the last wedding at Bulloch Hall.
pay them to let me stay, than leave,”
“I love the house,
“The weddings were hard on an old house,” said Billingsley. She
in Bulloch Hall, and every aspect of her life seems to have a connection to the
I love the history, I love
But weddings do continue at
she said, laughing. “The truth of the
walking into the home
n e i g h b o r i n g
Bulloch Hall, through the staging of
matter is some people have hobbies,
Barrington Hall and
“Mittie’s Wedding,” the annual re-
and Bulloch Hall is my hobby.”
every day,” said Billingsley,
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goodeats Fancy Pantry a favorite with locals By KATIE VANBRACKLE
firstname.lastname@example.org You know you’ve found a good place to eat when the restaurant is packed with locals. The bustling weekday lunch crowd at Fancy Pantry in Alpharetta includes businessmen in suits, parents with toddlers in tow, tennis players fresh off the courts and groups of women huddled around
small tables, laughing and talking. On warm days, the crowd spills out onto regularly ever since.
sidewalk tables. “Don’t come to Fancy Pantry if you
“I receive email notices listing the
don’t want to be seen,” says longtime
daily specials,” says frequent patron
customer Debbie Davidson. “I always
Holly Palmer. “When I see the tilapia
run into friends and neighbors here.”
tacos, I call my girlfriends and tell them
She and friends Diane Adam and
it’s time for a Fancy Pantry fix!”
Krista Toddy have brought their out-of-
John Kennedy, who owns Fancy
town mothers with them for a leisurely
Pantry with his wife Sadie, says the
ladies’ lunch. And do the visiting moms
tacos Palmer and her friends like so
much are a crowd favorite.
“Absolutely!” says Jan Sonday,
“The tilapia tacos, served with fresh
who highly recommends the soup
mango, papaya, pineapple chutney
of the day: chicken tomatillo with
and remoulade sauce are our most
shredded chicken, green tomatillos,
popular special,” Kennedy says.
fresh lime and potatoes topped with
Appleberry (shown on this page).
fresh pico de gallo. Adam discovered Fancy Pantry
Favorite sandwich? Chicken Muffalata
when her daughter attended a nearby
(grilled chicken, field greens, tomatoes,
“Come on Fridays, the lobster has
cheese, olive relish and herb mayo on a kaiser roll).
bisque is to die for!” she says. She
Fancy Pantry 10595 Old Alabama road Connector, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022 770-650-6544 • www.fancypantry.com
“Most of our customers come to us
Cuban, Portobello loaf, Santa Fe wrap and Traditional Club, all $8.25 – 8.50
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3 p.m. “That leaves the evenings and loyal
customers, John and Sadie Kennedy
Grilled chicken, apples, cranberries, toasted pecans, smoked Gouda and basalmic vinaigrette topped with crispy sweet potato straws. Half: $5.50; Whole: $8.75
weekends free to enjoy our life,” says John.
know what it takes to make great
While the restaurant stays busy, a
food. Everything is made fresh in-
large part of Fancy Pantry’s business
house, from the salad dressings to
comes from catering, both corporate
the delectable desserts. Both have
jobs and private residential parties
years of experience as sous chefs in
and weddings. Catering menus are
major hotels, and Sadie holds a chef’s
available online (fancypantry.com) for
degree from the Culinary Institute of
luncheons, breakfast, hors d’oeuvres
They met while working in a hotel,
“Mini desserts are popular right
but when the couple married and had
now,” says catering manager Jenny
children, the demanding restaurant
Thornett. “People love our chocolate-
hours kept them apart all too often.
covered cheesecake cubes, key lime
“We decided there had to be a better life. We wanted to see our kids and each other,” says John.
pie shots and mini filled cupcakes.” Other bite-sized desserts include fabulous peppermint brownies, small crème brulee cups and chocolate silk bars (heavy chocolate mousse atop a
“We started with two part-time
crust made from crushed pecans and
employees and used our own minivan
walnuts, cinnamon and brown sugar).
to deliver catering orders,”
Chicken Appleberry Salad
1997 and opened Fancy Pantry.
c li int b akes, key perm cupc se and p e d P ous i fille min olate m c o ch
through word of mouth,” he says.
So they moved to Alpharetta in
. i e o rule ie shots Mrionwnies, crèhme bm ep
Above: Fancy Pantry owners Sadie and John Kennedy have developed a loyal customer base in Alpharetta over the past 14 years. Left: Debbie Davidson (left) and Diane Adam enjoy frequent ladies’ lunches at Fancy Pantry.
recalls. “Now, we manage a staff of
“Fancy,” the counter service restaurant
22 with a fleet of five delivery trucks
has the casual vibe of an established
serving approximately 800 customers
neighborhood deli. John chats with
customers as he hands them their
Family still comes first, however.
While catering orders are filled as
kitchen. Their hard work and culinary
needed, the restaurant is only open
talents have turned their dream for a
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to
“better life” into a reality.
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Roswell resident creates book review website for women By KATIE VANBRACKLE
com was born. Those same dinner
party friends became the first reviewers on the website.
Walking into a bookstore can be
“I wanted to create a place where
overwhelming. So many titles, so many
women could go to find out what their
choices. How do you find a book that
friends are reading---and which books
will suit your particular taste? Many of
their friends are enjoying---or not
us turn to our friends for suggestions,
enjoying. Who better to recommend a
submit a review of their own. Most of
including Debbie Weiss of roswell who
good book, but a close friend?” Weiss
the reviews are submitted by local
used this idea to create a book review
says on her website home page. “After
women, but some have come from as
website just for women.
all, you don’t need to work for the N.Y.
far away as New York or Australia.
Weiss, who works for a local fulfillment company, took a web
Times to have an opinion about a book.”
Debbie Weiss, founder of Wom
Weiss is continually adding new features to the site such as author
design class and needed a project to
interviews and a section where local
test her new skills. While chatting with
currently has around 350 subscribers
book clubs can share their favorite
friends at a dinner party about books
who receive regular email blasts listing
they had read recently, her husband
new book reviews or topics of interest
“I enjoy working on the website
leaned over and hinted that she may
on the site. Visitors to the site can
because it obligates me to read,” says
have found the subject for her web
browse reviews by book, author, rating
Weiss. “Most recently I’ve enjoyed
or reviewer or choose to
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inbusiness woman'sbestfriend Wilma Woodall named DAISY Award nurse Wilma Woodall, rN, was presented the DAISY Award for nursing from Northside
house soiling. Punishment plays no role in effective
and would like to know your thoughts on using a
crate training, but it is critical to reward appropriate
crate to house train. Is she too young to learn?
action outside. I recommend finding a favorite treat
and using it only as a training aid. When your puppy urinates or defecates outside, lavish them with praise and give them this special, yummy, training treat.
was nominated for this
Crate training, because it takes advantage of
honor by her patients.
a normal dog behavior (dogs in the wild tend not
The award is presented
Do you have a question for the vet? Send it to email@example.com.
to soil their nest), is the most effective and humane
each month to outstanding
method of house training. The trick to crate training
nurses who go above and
is getting your puppy to regard your entire home
as their nest, rather than regarding less-trafficked
The DAISY Foundation
areas (such as formal dining rooms) as part of the
is based in California and
outdoors. This can be accomplished by not allowing
was established in memory
the puppy unsupervised access to these areas and
of J. Patrick Barnes, who died
Dr. JoAnne M. Roesner is Founder and Medical Director of Loving Hands Animal Clinic. She opened the clinic in 1993 with a vision for delivering compassionate excellence in veterinary care.
by spending time with the puppy in all rooms of
in 1999 from complications of
the home. Another tip on crate training to lessen E SP AL CI
care Barnes and his family
with you and be part of the family and lessens
I just adopted a wonderful 9-week-old puppy,
is definitely not too young to begin the process of
an auto-immune disease. The
Congratulations on your new puppy! Nine weeks
Hospital during a January ceremony.
Questions For The Vet
received from nurses while he was ill inspired this award to honor exceptional nurses.
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â€œaccidentsâ€? is to keep your puppy on a leash while in the house and out of the crate. You can even tie the leash to a chair leg to prevent sneaking off into unoccupied rooms. This allows the puppy to interact
Loving Hands Animal Clinic 13775 Highway 9 Milton, Georgia 30004 (770) 667-9022 www.lovinghands.com
â€˘ Meet Daisy! This sweet chocolate
other dogs and is great with kids, but
labbie girl still looks and feels young,
she would also be happy on her own.
but she is actually 10 years old. She is a
Daisy is ideal for a family looking for a
wonderful senior girl. When her owners
not-so-active dog that loves to hang
could not care for her anymore, she
out on the couch.
ended up at animal control. Labrador Friends of the South stepped in to
Contact Labrador Friends of the South at www.labradorfriends.com.
give her the second chance she deserved. Upon rescuing her, we discovered she is super sweet, with a great personality. Unfortunately, she has an old break in one of her legs that never healed correctly, but this is not stopping her from walking 2 miles everyday (although she would rather
snuggle on the couch!) She is both
â€˘ Home! Snowflake, last month's
verbal and hand-gesture trained; can
featured pet, has found her forever
sit and stay in both hand command
home in a family with three kids and
and voice and obeys well. Daisy loves
lots of other pets to play with.
Welcome to our new pet feature Please send us your news about rescue groups and vet questions. We will try to answer them and publicize your group!
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Northside Woman turns 3
DEVON MOrGAN/ PHOTOSYN
Northside Woman celebrated its third year of publication Feb. 10 at the home of publisher Christina Appen. Above: All the women of Northside Woman are treated to a fun evening of celebration. Left: Beauty colmnist Cyhtia Grisolia, right, lends a hand to Christina, left, as she cuts a cake from roswell's Cakes By Darcy.
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Ezechias Gaboriault & Della Eva Nolan Grandparents of Phyllis Anderton, Sales Assistant
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n honor of the March wedding issue, Northside Woman invited its staff to submit photos from their weddings. The colorful collection shows some classic, unique and entertaining styles tailored to fit trends and personalities.
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Bridal beauty takes planning A beautiful wedding takes time to plan, and a
cause swelling and irritation of gums and lips. Try
daylight and choosing a shade that blends these
beautiful bride does, too! Here are tips to make sure
gentle, over-the-counter whitening strips like Crest
areas. Avoid mineral-based makeup and sunscreens
you are picture perfect for your wedding day.
3-D Whitestrips for Sensitive Teeth ($38). You can
with zinc (which makes skin look oily and casts a
A glowing bride starts with glowing skin.
maintain your white teeth by adding baking soda to
grayish hue in photos) and stick with photo- and
To get gorgeous skin and prevent last-minute
your toothpaste, limiting coffee and tea and using
skin-friendly formulas like L’Oreal’s True Match Super
breakouts, start getting professional facials at least
a straw to drink soda. Body waxing should be done
Blendable Makeup ($9) or Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless
three months before your big day --with the last one
at least three days before the wedding (or a week if
Finish Sponge-on Cream Makeup ($33). Make sure it
a week before. Once a month should do the trick
you’ve never done it) to avoid redness, bumps and
lasts all day by setting it with powders like Amazing
with consistent at-home maintenance throughout.
sensitivity. Use calming preparations like Bikini Zone
Cosmetics’ Powder Set ($27) or Makeup Forever
Cleanse and moisturize twice daily, and use a
Topical Analgesic ($9) to soothe post-procedure
Professional’s HD Microfinish Powder ($30). Be sure
deep cleansing mask once a week. Try Booth Deep
to lightly dust powder on ears, chest, shoulders and
Cleansing Volcanic Mud Mask ($10) to remove
Choose hair and makeup looks by tearing
back (if your gown exposes these areas) to prevent
impurities and increase skincare effectiveness. It also
out photos from bridal magazines and bringing
flash-photo lightening of the face.
makes a great overnight spot treatment for surprise
them with you to trial-run sessions with your hair and
makeup professionals. This eliminates guess-work on
Get groomed in advance of your wedding
your wedding day. Have your trial run several weeks
by having brows professionally shaped, teeth
before your wedding day to ensure you’re happy
makeup artist for over 25 years,
whitened and bikini lines groomed at least a
with your choices. Bring a friend for support and to
provides consulting and makeup
week before. Grooming brows can leave skin red
take digital pictures of your look.
application services through Visage
Flawless skin is the foundation for a beautiful
Designs by Cynthia. Contact her
skin to recover. Maintain shape by plucking any
bridal makeup look. Avoid mismatched makeup
at firstname.lastname@example.org or at
new growth. Whitening teeth can sometimes
along the jaw line and chest by checking it in
and irritated, so be sure to leave enough time for
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Bold to make your wedding a one-of-a-kind standout are
Vintage & Vogue.
are a hot fashion trend for spring 2011. Print dress and accessories from Vintage & Vogue.
: also popular
▲ Floral acc
Lightweight cardigans ► ◄ Flirty dresses with lace, ruffles and ribbons PHOTOS COUrTESY OF BELK
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with authentic Irish fare Dubliner Shepherd's Pie
Serves: 4 to 6 Potato Topping: 1 1/4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Irish Butter 1/3 cup milk 1 cup shredded Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt Filling: 1 pound lean ground beef 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Irish Butter 1 medium onion, chopped 4 small carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick 2 tablespoons flour 3/4 cup Guinness Stout 3/4 cup beef stock 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed • Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly butter an 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Cook potatoes in boiling water for 15 minutes or until very tender; drain well. Mash with butter and milk until smooth, then stir in cheese and salt and set aside. • Crumble beef into a medium skil-
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let and cook until no longer pink; remove from skillet and set aside. In same skillet, melt butter. Add onion and carrots; cook for 10 minutes over medium heat to soften, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute more. • Add Guinness, stock, thyme and salt; cook and stir until mixture is slightly thickened, then stir in peas and cooked beef. Spoon into prepared baking dish then spread potato mixture over the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned. (Family Features); Recipes courtesy of Kerrygold/Irish Dairy Board
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Five Trends for 2011 Weddings Short but Sweet Second Dresses
Anything Kate Middleton Wears!
Britain’s Prince William will
marry Kate Middleton in the
eagerly awaited royal wedding
but TWO wedding dresses at her
The gown Middleton chooses
royal wedding. Many brides love this
to wear for her walk down the
idea, which allows them to choose a
aisle at Westminster Abbey will
traditional and elegant gown for
spark inspiration (and imitation)
recent trend and wear not one,
to take place April 29 in London.
o/ 10 Mario Testin Copyright 20 nt photo of me ge ga en Official ddleton and Kate Mi Prince William
the ceremony and then kick up
in brides around the world.
their heels in a shorter, flirtier
dress for dancing at the reception or after-party.
Video Guest Books
at the Reception?
Food trucks are not
Eloping in Style!
Tough economic times call for
video guest books are
creativity. Many financially savvy
Many couples are adding
quickly becoming a new
brides are choosing to head out
a hip, quirky touch to their
trend. Guests can record
of town with a few select guests to
wedding receptions or
a personal message for the
after-parties with a wide
happy couple using a customized
variety of mobile kitchen
computer station or video booth.
one local bride who is headed
options. From gourmet sorbets
wedding, newlyweds can share their guest book
to Napa Valley for her summer
and ice creams to sliders, tacos
online with friends and family. Best of all, the stations
wedding. “The resort handles all the
and waffles, food trucks serve
allow guests to deliver their personal message when
details, and my family and I can just relax and enjoy it!” She
as a casual food station with a
they choose, instead of Uncle Fred catching them
adds that the money saved on the wedding will go toward
off guard with the video camera!
the purchase of a new home.
side of fun.
just for carnivals anymore!
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enjoy a smaller-scale destination wedding. “It’s very freeing,” says
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CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion By KATHERINE VERSTEEG
e in Com
and try it
The Test I washed my face twice a day and used this
I knew I would not escape it, and I only really
moisturizer at both cleanings for several days. It
dabbled in preventing it. I was in a firm state of
seemed very thin and watery at first, which made
denial and even went as far as proclaiming “I will
me want to put on too much. After I eased back on
not fight, but embrace this new state”. That frame
the application, I was pleased with the results. Very
of mind lasted until the light bulbs were changed in
light and totally odorless. Not greasy or shiny. The
the bathroom, illuminating what my silly 46-year-old
informational label touts a patented Multivesicular
self could not admit. My skin was, absolutely, without
Emulsion formulation (huh?) that translates into time-
a doubt, showing its age.
released moisturizing of all the skin layers. Pretty slick
The dreaded “11’s” are there; putting on eyeliner
stuff. I have not seen any lessening of those haha
is like pushing a pencil across a raisin; and those
lines, but my face feels soft and supple. I will keep
“laugh lines” are about as funny as a “kick me” sign
on with it and, at this point, would recommend it to
on my back. Time to embrace my Americanism and
fight this aging process. I now have a counter full of products ranging from the all-natural, basically dessert in a tube, to the chemical-laden super powers with restorative promises rivaling the fountain
The rating: Three Hangers
OUR RATING SCALE
of youth. My latest try is CeraVe moisturizing lotion.
The Product CeraVe moisturizing lotion by Coria. $13.99. Widely available.
The Promise All-day, time-released moisturizing that will help SPECIAL
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restore and maintain the skin’s natural protective functions.
Fits perfectly and lives up to expectations Could use some alterations, but still a keeper Back of the closet for occasional “wear” Looked better in the store... where it should stay!
goodeats Chicken Cacciatore over Stir-Fried Vegetables Serves: Six My mother used a pressure cooker when I was a kid. Iron chefs use them in Kitchen Stadium on the Food Network. I wasn’t sure I wanted to learn to work with a new gadget until a recipe for Pressure Cooker Cacciatore on a website inspired me. The pressure cooker intimidated me at first, but it was easy to use and the results were incredible…fork-tender chicken breasts with incredible flavor, and the whole meal ready in less than 30 minutes. Prep and cook time: 25-30 minutes Ingredient list: 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 sweet yellow onion 1 red, yellow or green bell pepper 8 ounces of mushrooms 2-3 yellow squash 2-3 zucchini 1 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes (I used fire-roasted Muir Glen tomatoes that were fabulous) 1 6-ounce can of tomato paste 1 can of pitted black olives Low-sodium chicken broth (Imagine Organic includes no sugar or soy) Extra virgin olive oil; Crushed red pepper; Dried oregano; Garlic powder; Black pepper; Salt Directions: Chop onion, bell pepper and mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. Chop squash and zucchini into
bite-sized pieces for stir-fry. Add two tablespoons of olive oil to pressure cooker over medium heat. Add onion and let cook a few minutes until tender. Add bell pepper and mushrooms. Add a nice dusting of salt, oregano, black pepper and red pepper. Add a heavy dusting of garlic powder. Add black olives with all the juice in the can. Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Stir ingredients together. Season both sides of chicken with a dusting of salt and garlic powder and arrange on top of vegetables. Add diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Don’t stir it; just plop on top. Lock top on pressure cooker. Increase heat to high. After achieving high pressure, reduce heat to the lowest level consistent with maintaining high pressure. Cook under high pressure for 8 minutes. Turn off heat, allow pressure to come down naturally and remove top. While chicken cacciatore is cooking, add one tablespoon of olive oil to a wok over medium heat. Add squash and zucchini. Add salt, garlic powder and black pepper to taste. Stir together, cover and let cook 6-10 minutes. Transfer a layer of squash and zucchini to plates. Arrange a chicken breast over the squash and zucchini. Ladle vegetables from the pressure cooker over the chicken, squash and zucchini. Enjoy! sleep better. My athletic performance
Tom Denham writes a food blog
has improved. And I keep losing
about “Whole30” food in his blog
weight even though I eat a lot and am
never hungry. I learned the diet from
Above is a recent recipe from
a pair of nutrition evangelists who
Tom’s blog and some of his thoughts
call their approach the “Whole30.” I
am cooking new, Whole30-compliant
I eat real food – meat, fish, chicken,
meals every week,
eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds
and publish on my
– but no processed foods, no dairy, no
blog everything that
grains, no beans, and no sweeteners.
The results have been amazing. I
tests. Bon appétit.
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northsideman BrIAN IrOFF owner
Iroff & Son
3960 Old Milton Pkwy , Suite 300 Alpharetta, Ga. 30005 770-751-7222 www.iroff.com
I live on the Northside of Atlanta because… our family business is located here, as well as the convenience to many outstanding restaurants, great shopping, parks, lakes, amphitheaters and local farmers’ markets I like to frequent. I find women who live in the Northside are… well educated, cultured and have great sense of style, as well as taste in jewelry. Only my closest friends know that… they are my closest friends. If I wasn’t working at Iroff and Son Jewelers, I would be spending more time… with my wife and children. I also would be more involved with charities and fundraisers in the area, especially for children. I relax by… reading a good book, playing with my kids, working out, skiing and traveling as much as I can to see the world!
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March 6 - 12
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‘Treat the Troops’ 6 p.m. The March shipping event will be held at the Cumming Library. Bring homemade cookies and postage donations of $2 per dozen cookies. Visit www.treatthetroops.org
‘Inherit the Wind’ Times vary. Georgia Ensemble Theatre proudly presents one of the greatest epic plays of the 20th Century, based on the famed “Scopes Monkey Trial.” This drama peers deep into the heart and soul of America in the search for enduring faith and hope. For more information, call 770-641-1260 or visit www. roswellgov.com. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. Story Time 10-11 a.m. Books, finger-plays, and crafts. Ages 3-5. Go to www.chattnaturecenter.org for more information or call 770-992-2055 x 236
Reaching for the Stars Cerebral Palsy book signing and event with Michael Kutcher (twin brother of Ashton Kutcher). For more information, call Julia Richardson at 404-498-4054 or visit www.reachingforthestars. org. Tom Harkin Global Communication Center, 1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta
Consignment Sale Through March 5. Times vary. Roswell United Methodist Church will host a consignment sale. For more information, including times, call 770-998-8699 or visit www. rumc.com/rumck
The Milton Base "Ball" 7-11 p.m. Exciting evening of dancing, live and silent auction and heavy hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds go to support Milton High School Baseball. The Manor Golf and Country Club, Milton. Call 678-858-3283 or visit miltonbaseball.net ‘Virtuoso Strings’ 8 p.m. The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra strings will dazzle listeners. For more information, call 678748-5802. 5575 State Bridge Rd., Alpharetta
Cooking Classes 6:30-9:30 p.m. Join Chef John Wilson in the
kitchen of Roswell's historic home, Barrington Hall. $50 per person. Call 770-640-3855
Temptation Thursdays at Village Tavern
11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta. Grab your galfriends and enjoy half price appetizers and drink specials beginning at 4 p.m. and going to the late, late hours. "Peter Pan" Through March 13. Bring the whole family to the live action showing of "Peter Pan" at Pemberton Place in downtown Atlanta before it flies off to Chicago. The spectacular stage show features a "theater in the round" providing a 360 degree view of the action. Ticket prices begin at $20 for children and show times vary. www. peterpantheshow.com
Craft Show Through March 13. The 22nd
annual Show has been the premiere marketplace for regional fine craft collectors. For information, call 1-800836-3470. Cobb Galleria, Atlanta
'ShamRockin' 7 p.m. 'ShamRockin'
for a Cure will be held at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Admission is $75. The band for the evening is "The Breakfast Club.” For more information, visit www. shamrockinforacure.com.
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Guest Conductor 7:30 p.m. LYRA and Friends with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor Robert Spano in one performance only at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. For more information or to purchase tickets call 404-373-7756 or visit www.lyraquartet.org
Fashion Show 10 a.m. The American Cancer Society’s Auxiliary will proudly host its 20th Annual Hope Fashion Show on at the RitzCarlton Buckhead. Please visit our web site for ticket and sponsor information. www. hopefashionshow.org ‘Will’s Night’ 3-8 p.m. Join us in a fundraiser for Will Abernathy at Smokejack BBQ. Proceeds to benefit Will’s fight against cancer. For more information, visit www.smokejackbbq.com or call 440-227-1605. 5065 Post Rd., Cumming
‘Cloris: a One Woman Show’ Join Cloris Leachman, at The Buckhead Theatre, as she paints a picture of years gone by. Tickets are now on sale at Ticket Master. Call 404-8432825 Prom Dress Giveaway Free Prom dresses available to North Fulton high school seniors who are in good academic standing and in financial need. Contact KCharles@HelpPROM.org/ Atlanta for an application, or call 678-860-4253 ‘The Pink Affair’ 7-10 p.m. 10th annual fundraiser to benefit breast cancer treatment, research and education includes a live auction, silent auction, cash bar, and dinner buffet. Visit www.thepinkaffair.org for tickets and additional details. 770-992-4032. Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby Jones Dr., Johns Creek
Prom Prep 2-5:45 p.m. Learn about fashion, beauty, and etiquette before going to the prom. Ages 1618. Ocee Library. For more information, call 770-360-8897 x222
Got Milk? The Milk Mustache Mobile Tour, part of the ‘Got milk?’ campaign, is coming to Atlanta. At the event, attendees can take a Milk Mustache photo just like the celebrities, participate in games, win prizes, sample milk and learn about healthy eating with a local dietitian. Visit at Centennial Olympic Park on Monday, March 22 from 11-2 p.m. or Atlanta Zoo on Tuesday, March 23 from 11-4:30 p.m.
Children’s Festival 11 a.m. Bring your children to the 9th Annual Alpharetta Children’s Festival sponsored by the City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department. Parking and admission are free; some activities require a nominal fee. Info: 678-297-6165 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Run for the Rescues Georgia SPCA 1st Annual Run for the Rescue. Food, prizes, T-Shirts, Vendors. This event is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. Pet adoptions, free pet health screenings, dog trainer, micro-chipping. 370 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. For more information, call 678-765-2726 or visit www. georgiaspca.org Summer Enchanted Evening 9:15 a.m. Annual style show and silent auction. Clothes are modeled by church members. Brunch is served at 10 a.m., followed by the style show and musical entertainment. Johns Creek United Methodist, 11180 Medlock Bridge Rd., Johns Creek. For more information, call 770-497-8215 or visit www. johnscreekumc.org
Concert 7:30 p.m. Rod Stewart
and Stevie Nicks are coming to Philips Arena. For information, show times, and tickets, call 877-686-5366 or visit www. arenaboxoffice.com
‘Salsa Fest’ 12-7 p.m. A celebration of
Hispanic culture featuring dancing, music, salsa lessons and more. Beginners welcome. Salsa groups will be present to give short lessons and exhibition dances. The Atlanta Braves will be on hand. Tickets are $10. Pay $15 admission and receive a free ticket to an Atlanta Braves game. For more information, visit www.salsafestivalatlanta. com or call 404-350-0200. Liquid Landscapes Through April 10. The Atlanta Botanical Garden offers Orchid Daze: Liquid Landscapes. The soothing tranquility of flowing water combined with the exotic beauty of tropical blooms makes the 2011 Orchid Daze an alluring destination for escaping the cold. Liquid Landscapes features thousands of orchids in full bloom complemented by unique water features.For more information, visit www. atlantabotanicalgarden.org.
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March toward health By DEBBIE KEEL
thought about trans fats or calories or salt or anything
CEO, North Fulton Hospital
else but staving off my hunger.
dressing on the side?). 3. Eat a lot of fruit, which is pretty easy when
Tomorrow is another day, though?
you are on the fly. Fresh, frozen, canned or dried –
We’ve all seen the headlines: “Breakfast: Most
The good news is that tomorrow, like every other
for a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, you need two cups of
Missed Meal is Most Important”, “New Guidelines
day in the month of March, is part of National Nutrition
Urge Less Salt in Diet” or “Color Your Plate with
Month. It might be a good time to hug a dietitian
4. Have three cups of low-fat or fat-free milk
(March 9 is Registered Dietitian Day). They are the
daily – and yes, low-fat yogurts and cheeses count
We have read the articles that accompany
most persistent and polite healthcare professionals I
those headlines and nodded along, agreeing, at
know. They tell us day in and day out that we really
5. Finally, you know that you will be online
least in theory, that they are true.
are what we eat. Most of us continue to eat badly
sometime today, so go to eatright.org and hear
But then, we eat.
with some regularity, and then they establish a whole
what the experts say about almost anything dealing
For example, I rushed out of the house to make
month to educate us all over again.
with your nutrition. Even if you add one good habit
an early morning meeting today and caught my
In the spirit of helping them out, here are some
breakfast during the meeting: two cups of coffee
tips for really busy women like you and me (and
(do I get credit for the low-fat milk?). As I sit here
please do as I say, not as I do):
writing this column about 1 p.m. and realize I haven’t
1. Think ahead as much as possible. For
had lunch, I grab a granola bar, the healthy kind of
example, if you are going to be in a certain part of
course, to tame the growling stomach. But tonight
town, do you know a good place that you can go and
when I get home, I will make up for it with a healthy
eat a healthy meal instead of a cheeseburger?
to your diet during National Nutrition Month, you will make a dietitian somewhere smile!
Debbie Keel is the CEO of North
2. When you get to a restaurant, ask questions
Wrong. It will be about 7 p.m. I will be starved,
about the menu (does that sauce have butter in it?)
and I will eat the easiest things in sight, giving no
and don’t be afraid to make requests (can I get the
Getting clear skin takes the right treatment Dr.Timani likes to tackle acne in time for the summer!
enough. With more moderate acne problems, Dr.
makes sure coupons are provided.
With a wide variety of combination
Timani often prescribes a topical antibiotic. To avoid
Once the acne is under control, the medications
treatments available, acne affecting patients of all
resistance to antibiotic therapy, Dr. Timani suggests
can be scaled back and should be predominantly
ages can be wiped out. Dr. Timani, of Johns Creek
combining therapies such as benzoyl peroxide with
Dermatology believes we have the tools to get the
topical antibiotic. With excellent products available
job done! The key is using the right combinations for
today, there is no need to suffer needlessly.
Dr. Timani takes acne seriously. "It's much easier to prevent scarring than to get rid of it later.
adequate periods of times. She spends ample time
If these treatments fail or if the acne is very
educating patients on pathogenesis, options and
severe, an oral antibiotic may be needed. Oral
expectations which helps with consistency.
antibiotics should be used only in combination with
Dr. Shereen Timani is located at Johns
topicals. The path to success is choosing the right
dose to avoid undertreating.
Medicine. For the next editorial Dr.
The condition varies widely by number and size of lesions and presence or absence of scarring. These days retinoids are considered key to acne treatment
Dr. Timani is a huge advocate of individualizing
as they target microcomedones (blackhead and
the regimens and making sure that side effects such
white heads), the precursors of acne lesions. For
as irritation are dealt with in effective ways. And
simple comedonal acne, topical retinoids are usually
since some tubes run hundreds of dollars she always
Timani will be discussing “Hot Topics” in dermatology and aesthetics.
Read: Debbie Weiss runs book review site for women Continued from Page 12
putting it down. I was especially taken with Sarah,
years later. Along the way we are introduced to
Cutting for Stone and Sarah’s Key.” Four reviews of
the young Jewish girl who lost her family to the
all the kind people who helped Sarah survive in a
Sarah’s Key are posted on the website including this
holocaust---and I suffered with her through all the
horrible world. We learn about secrets that destroy
one written by Weiss who gave the book a five star
indignities that life brought her way. I admired Julia,
families and how different individuals piece their lives
the journalist who took on Sarah’s story as her own.
back together once the secrets are finally revealed.
Julia was determined to find out the details of Sarah’s
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who
ordeal, starting with the roundup of her family in Paris
is looking for an easy read despite the dark nature of
in 1942 through her death in the U.S. some 40-plus
its subject matter.
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay I really loved this book and had a difficult time
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'She'ro: Amy O'Dell Continued from Page 6 program. She said it is critical to look at how every “moment in the day” is spent, so the time away from school is just as important as the hours spent at Jacob’s Ladder. On average, children who first come to Jacob’s Ladder are of prekindergarten age, and O’Dell says most progress is seen with children who are in the program for a few years. The goal, she says, is to be able to work with the children to the point they can progress into other environments that may be less intensive. Though the school has a maximum enrollment
S LADDEr One-to-one ratio at Jacob's Ladder allows students and teachers to form close bonds.
of 60, it provides outpatient services to children across the country and internationally.
“My philosophy has always been to do that thing you know to do,
The cost varies depending on the
with all your heart, and in doing so,
scope of services, and is handled in
you need to release control of the
a variety of ways, including grants,
outcome,” said O’Dell. “In releasing
scholarships, self-pay, insurance and
the outcome with Jacob, I’ve seen
him grow and reach milestone levels
O’Dell looks back on her journey over the past 17 years with awe, realizing how far she’s traveled from her initial heartbreak.
of achievement that still amaze me every day.” Visit Jacob’s Ladder at www.jacobsladdercenter.com.
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
OurTeam isYourTeam. Made up of board-certiﬁed radiologists,
general and reconstructive surgeons, and medical and radiation oncologists, the North Fulton Breast Health Team develops a personalized and complete plan for each patient. To serve you and your doctor, our Team’s Nurse Navigator will be by your side providing guidance, education and advocacy through the journey.
If you would like a physician aﬃliated with North Fulton Hospital, and our Breast Health Team, call 770.751.2600, or log onto www.nfultonhospital.com.
YouR noRTH FuLTon HoSpiTAL BReAST HeALTH TeAM
Laura Rivers, MD Breast Surgery, Breast Program Medical Director
Michael Jurgens, MD
David Rallis, MD
Jerome Silver, MD
Charles Sykes, MD
Jeﬀ Tucker, MD
Mark Wilkmeimeyer, MD
James Waldschmidt, MD
Ronald G. Steis, MD
Silpa C. Reddy, MD
Boyd Byrd, MD
John S. Harvey, MD
Michael Hoﬀman, MD
George Shaak, MD
Craig Wilkinson, MD Radiation Oncology
Henry D. Cline, MD Radiation Oncology
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Asaf Yalif, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Brian Howard, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mark Klein, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Jeﬀ Hoadley, MD General Surgery