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The Rotary Club of Buckhead is donating $75,000 over

three years to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation to help restore the five Atlanta Fire Rescue stations in Buckhead. Buckhead Coalition president Sam Massell, along with Havertys, recently stepped up to assist the continued effort by donating recliners to make the stations more comfortable for firefighters. buckheadrotary.com

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theshopsbuckheadatlanta.com Take a trip back in time at Arcadia at Red Door Tavern, reminiscent of an ’80s arcade. You and your valentine can feel like kids again while playing classic games such as

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Head out for a brisk run with your sweetheart and explore Atlanta Memorial Park (also known as Chastain Park’s cousin). Get

the restaurant’s famous Mitchili was named an Atlanta “WW Favorite” for Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour. Each dish Mitchell Anderson,

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Internationally recognized as a leading auction house for luxury items, Hindman recently opened in Buckhead. Shoppers can take advantage of the company’s more than 100 online auctions a year and browse everything from couture and fine art to historic firearms. 668 Miami Cir. NE. hindmanauctions.com

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Fall in love with upcycling with the BeltLine Box. This

one-of-a-kind plant container made from reclaimed wood found during construction of the Atlanta BeltLine was conceived by Buckhead florist Terry Furuta, owner of Terry Furuta Designs, and assembled by local artist Andrevius Jefferson. 2970 Peachtree Rd. NW., Ste. 160. terryfurutadesigns.com

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Amazing One-Hour Makeovers, hosted by Best Self Atlanta (My Buckhead’s sister publication), is back for a fourth year! In addition to fabulous before and afters and makeup artists, we are upping the fun and adding the latest in fashion from Tracy Nicole Clothing! INTERESTED

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2. One of USA Today’s “10 great Mexican restaurants across the USA,” Alma Cocina’s new Buckhead outpost stays true to its traditional Mexican and Latin American heritage, with its approachable-yet-fresh, menu. Catch up with friends over a plate of fried avocado street tacos, served with crispy queso cotija and poblano pesto. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NE., #100. alma-atlanta.com 3. Focusing on a blend of American, French, and Indian flavors, Jai Ho Indian Kitchen & Bar serves a modern interpretation of age-old cuisine—coupled with new vegan and gluten-free options (think cauliflower bread). Savor its expertly seasoned basil cumin ginger chicken kabob, which is a visual and gustatory sensation. And be sure to order the savory garlic naan with your meal—you’ll be glad you did! 560 Dutch Valley Rd. NE., Ste. 100. jaihoatlanta.com

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4. Known for its sumptuous European-style cakes and gourmet sandwiches, Alon’s Bakery & Market is expanding to Buckhead this summer. A recent—and indulgent—menu addition is the caramel lemon tart, topped off with torched meringue. Phipps Plaza. alons.com 5. Acclaimed chef Daniel Porubiansky, whose résumé includes Bacchanalia, leads the new Mediterranean restaurant, Fia, inside The Burgess Hotel. Guests can expect wood-fired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A favorite of Porubiansky? The grilled whole branzino served with soft herbs and a fennel-citrus salad. 3600 Piedmont Rd. NE. theburgesshotel.com

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1. The new flagship location of Cafe West retains the health-centric focus of its express counterpart on Roswell Road. Enticing guests to sit and share nutritious meals in the 1,530-square-foot space, menu items include a brand-new gluten-free vegan burger, the Kalefornia wrap (also available as a salad or side), and more. 1100 Howell Mill Rd., Ste. A05. cafewestexpress.com

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Make a day or a night of it! Check out these fun pla FEBRUARY FEB. 8 4th Annual Onesie Bar Crawl: Atlanta Buckhead Saloon 5-11:30pm $15 for groups of four or more, $17.50 for individuals Throw on your favorite fuzzy onesie and join fellow partygoers for a night of drinking, dancing and bar hopping. eventbrite.com

FEB. 8 The Secret Place Book Club Ignite Women’s Empowerment Session

Best Self Atlanta’s 4th Annual Amazing One-Hour Makeovers See FEB. 27 for details

3209 Mathieson Dr. NE. 11am-1pm Free This event features four female speakers, each skilled in helping women develop their personal, professional, financial, and spiritual goals. eventbrite.com

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MS Fine Wine and Dine 199 Armour Dr. NE. 6:30-9:30pm $150 Eighteen chefs, 18 sommeliers and 12 wine collections come together in one extravagant affair to benefit the National MS Society’s research for a cure. nationalmssociety.org

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FEB. 27 Best Self Atlanta’s 4th Annual Amazing One-Hour Makeovers 80 W. Wieuca Rd. NE., Ste. 115 6pm Free Your favorite makeover event hosted by Best Self Atlanta is back for another year! In addition to fabulous before and afters and makeup artists, we are upping the fun and adding the latest in fashion from Tracy Nicole Clothing. facebook/bestselfatlanta.com

FEB. 29 Bubbles & Bling The Fairmont 6:30-10pm Prices vary Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta’s 7th annual Bubbles & Bling party features dinner, dancing, and an auction. Funds raised will support breast health equity in Atlanta. komenatlanta.org/ bubblesandbling

MARCH MARCH 1 Poetry Out Loud Metro Atlanta Regional #2 Competition Atlanta History Center 1pm Free Enjoy the entertainment and support performing arts, poetry and spoken word at the annual high-school competition. The winner will go on to the State Finals Competition. atlantahistorycenter.com/programs

MARCH 7 Peachtree Road Farmers Market 2020 Opening Day 2744 Peachtree Rd. NW. 8:30am-Noon Free entry Reconnect with the food you eat at the 14th annual opening of the famous Peachtree Road Farmers Market. The family-friendly event includes storytime for kids, a live chef demo, free samples, and goods from more than 50 local vendors. peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com

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un places with family and friends. Talent Development Program Recital Series 1328 W. Peachtree St. NE. 5-7pm Free Current members and alumni of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program showcase their musical aptitude at this yearly recital. TDP trains aspiring African-American and Latino classical musicians. atlantasymphony.org

MARCH 14 Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade Steps off at 15th Street Northeast and Peachtree Street Northeast Noon-1:30pm Free Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit and experience Atlanta’s longest-running event. This family-friendly parade celebrates the diversity of Atlanta residents, making everyone Irish for a day! atlantastpats.com

MARCH 16-APRIL 19 LiveLab Photography Residency and Exhibition High Museum of Art Times and prices vary American photographer Carolyn Drake and South African artists Mikhael Subotzky and Lindokuhle Sobekwa will create pieces relevant to Atlanta, while allowing visitors a look into their creative processes. high.org

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APRIL APRIL 26 Colin Hay Buckhead Theatre 8pm (doors open at 7pm) Prices vary Hear melodies by singer/songwriter and former Men at Work lead vocalist Colin Hay. thebuckheadtheatreatl.com

RECURRING TUESDAYS Free Community Yoga Patagonia Atlanta 34 E. Andrews Dr. NW. 7-8pm Free Danielle Roycroft hosts a relaxing class here. All levels are welcome and attendees can expect a blend of traditional and out-of-the-box pose combinations. patagonia.com

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RECURRING THURSDAYS Latin Nights in Buckhead Eclipse di Luna Miami Circle 7:30-10:30pm Free entry Get dolled up for free salsa lessons coupled with live Latin entertainment. eclipsediluna.net/miami

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“When we came to Buckhead, I realized these women—and men—have seen it all,” she says. “But what I could offer them by treating them from the inside out was unlike anything they’d been exposed to before. We provide that holistic, complete service that benefits your health; and when you feel better as a whole, that helps deliver better results on the outside. It’s what makes you want to keep coming back.” That said, it’s no surprise Shim and her team have earned repeated “Best of” Atlanta awards since inception, plus several awards amongst their own industry leaders. They’ve paved the way for a future that includes expansion of a teahouse into a custom wellness corner where clients can consult with supplement experts to renew their spirits, events to showcase new and different treatment options, including an extended list of medical-grade skin care, such as lasers, injectables and more, plus space for wellness programs like yoga and private parties, and finally, in-house training opportunities to better equip existing technicians and harbor new talent to continue serving a growing clientele. When she’s not serving the men and women of Buckhead, Shim loves to eat at Le Colonial at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, and you’ll often spot her hanging out at Divan. Sweet & Lashful Day Spa, sweetandlashful.com, 3222 Peachtree Rd. NE., Atlanta, 404-816-6006; MENICURE (Men’s Grooming Spa), menicure.com. The content for this article is brought to you by Sweet & Lashful Day Spa.

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When talking about contemporary art in the South, there’s one name that consistently comes up in conversation: Fay Gold. Known as an art icon in Atlanta, this woman deftly shared the diverse work of contemporary artists in a region that hadn’t yet discovered this breadth of talent. Born in South Carolina and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Fay graduated with a degree in theater and art history. She made her way back south in 1966, when her husband relocated his manufacturing plant to Georgia. Fay then began her career in the Atlanta art scene as an educator, teaching children in her backyard and eventually expanding to students of all ages. As she taught over the course of 15 years, she began to acquire a major private art collection, much of which was New York Pop Art.

ON A MEMOIR OF HER LIFE TITLED “BASQUIAT’S CAT,” WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED THIS YEAR. “I created ‘Fay’s World’—a world of art, knowledge and history,” she says. “That little art shack in the backyard is where I spent time and changed people’s lives.” Eventually in 1980, she opened Fay Gold Gallery (and kept an art school in the back), with notable work from artists like Robert Rauschenberg and Jean-Michel Basquiat. As Fay puts it, “I brought real contemporary art to the South; I had no competition.” And this did not go unnoticed. Global art dealers and collectors have always respected Fay, as her reputation exhibiting at international art fairs was bar none. The 87-year-old continues to consult and help build private and corporate collections. And currently, she’s working on a memoir of her life titled “Basquiat’s Cat,” which will be published this year. This mother and grandmother isn’t letting her professional or personal life slow down any time soon. In January, she traveled to Antarctica with her son, and February includes a trip to Thailand with her sister-in-law. Besides art, Fay has a passion for food and loves to cook with her daughter, Ames (their best dish is Chinese chicken salad). When dining outside her home, Fay’s favorite restaurants include Chops Lobster Bar and Aria. She also loves visiting Blue Ridge Grill with her “lovely boyfriend.” faygoldgallery.com

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Life is good for Russell Kohl. As the president/ CEO of Freud/Diablo Inc., an industry-leading cutting and portable power tools company, a jet-set lifestyle comes with the job. Though his trips to Italy allowed him to master one of his favorite culinary hobbies, dry-aging meat, it’s being surrounded by loved ones and the outdoors that make life meaningful for this Buckhead and Florida resident. Here, he talks giving back, fostering the next generation of leaders, and more.

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RK: Michelle Hodgson was an incredible influence on what I am doing personally with my company to create a legacy of making the world better, which led to the development of the Best in the World, Best for Our World theme for my life and approach to business. Once we connected, I helped her raise money for Children Helping Children, create structure, and organize. In return, she challenged me. The Young Presidents’ Organization, which I’m also involved in, has had a huge influence on me as well.

RK: I am off East Paces Ferry Road and they just opened up PATH400. I am super stoked because I love the Atlanta BeltLine. I also recently started doing yoga. I have the coolest instructor named Georgia Deane at the Buckhead location of Highland Yoga. She makes me want to sell everything I have, buy a VW bus, go to California and soak in suntan lotion. I love to generally be outdoors, too. And I tell you, there is nothing better than Saturday brunch at Le Bilboquet. freudtools.com

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Self-insure your business. High-

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compensation arrangements can make top talent more affordable. They get paid what they’re worth, and you get most out of your investment.

Tap into the gig economy. The gig

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Hire family. Pay your kids to appear in advertising and make a one-time contribution to their Roth IRA as compensation. You save money on marketing, and your kids get a head start on their own savings.

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