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2019 My Buckhead Readers’ Choice Awards is here!

And speaking of winning, ever since I moved here, I have felt connected to this city in a way that I haven’t connected with some of the other major cities I’ve lived in. In July, I’m going to run in my first AJC Peachtree Road Race, which just happens to be the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest 10K—and it all starts right here in Buckhead at Lenox Square! Root for me and the other participants. Let’s celebrate each other all the way to the finish line. For more on other must-attend activities, check out our three-month calendar of events filled with fun my Calendar of Events happenings for you and your family to enjoy.

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Taste of 29th Annual Marietta Greek Festival, Relay for Life of Cobb County, and More p. 18-19

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Doing Good in the ’Hood

2019 Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, Spring Festival on Ponce, Landmark Luncheon, and More p. 14-15

Where To Go

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Can’t-Miss Events Spring Jonquil

1465 Howell Mill Rd. 8:45am Prices vary Hit the pavement for this Memorial Day 5K, which is a part of the Run Social race series. Afterward, cool down with a refreshing beverage from the Atlanta cidery.

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The St. Regis Atlanta 6pm Prices vary Expect live music, dinner, and more at this black-tie event that has raised over $5 million for CURE Childhood Cancer within the past 5 years.

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Cooking Demo with Chef Kevin Gillespie

Peachtree Road Farmers Market 10am Free entry Purchase fresh produce from local vendors before watching a presentation by famed chef Kevin Gillespie. Spectators will learn how to whip up a tasty dish with seasonal ingredients. RedBeardMerch.com/Products/ShopThe-Market-With-Chef-Kevin-Gillespie

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11th Annual Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival Chastain Park 10am-5pm on Saturday, 11am-5pm on Sunday

Free entry Peruse paintings, metalwork, and jewelry before stopping by food trucks serving gourmet bites, all while enjoying live music. ChastainParkArtsFestival.com

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AJC Peachtree Road Race See JULY 4 for details

WHERE TO GO for Date Nights, Food Faves, Home & Garden , and lots more

1600 Peachtree St. NW. Times and prices vary See this contemporary exhibit by Trine Søndergaard and SCAD FASH that features photos of modern-day women sporting 19th-century Danish bonnets.

THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH

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Art on the Circle: Miami Circle Art Stroll

Summer Block Party and Waiters’ Race Atlanta

The Shops Buckhead Atlanta 2-6pm Free entry In celebration of Bastille Day, watch as servers from restaurants around Atlanta compete for the chance to win two in round-trip tickets to Paris. Plus, take part the Summer Block Party filled with food and drinks. TheShopsBuckheadAtlanta.com/Events

690 Miami Cir. NE. 11am-4pm Free entry Take a tour of celebrated art galleries to see paintings, sculptures and much more. ThomasDeansFineArt.com/MiamiCircle-Art-Stroll

Summer Block Party and Waiters’ Race Atlanta

JUNE 8

13th Annual Rock The Cure

SweetWater Brewing Company 8pm $100 Local brews, bands, and food come together at this summer celebration to benefit JDRF. JDRFRockTheCure.org

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EVERY TUESDAY

Free Community Yoga Patagonia Atlanta 34 E. Andrews Dr. NW.

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3330 Piedmont Rd. NE. 6-8pm Free entry Join the pros in the Cutco Kitchen to learn how to prepare quick and simple meals for you and your family. Facebook.com/CutcoKitchenAtlanta

7-8pm Free entry 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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AJC Peachtree Road Race

Begins near Lenox Square and ends in Piedmont Park 7am Free to view Cheer on over 60,000 runners at the world’s largest 10K. AtlantaTrackClub.org/Peachtree

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Mindful Mom

Liz Carlile

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Resurgens Orthopaedics

Best General/Family Dentist

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta CHOA.org

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Team Roofing & Construction, LLC

Buckhead Pediatric Dentistry BuckheadPediatricDentistry.com

BEST MED SPA

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BEST LOCAL HOME FURNISHINGS/ACCESSORIES

Peachtree Battle Antiques & Interiors This large antique gallery receives fabulous new antique arrivals daily thanks to its talented flock of 60 premier antique dealers. Visit this store to browse affordable eye-catching pieces and to receive fresh ideas on how to use antiques to create a delightful home environment that is perfect for entertaining and everyday living. PeachtreeBattleAntiques.com, 404-846-9411

Best Plastic Surgeon

Alan Larsen, M.D. Buckhead Plastic Surgery BuckheadPlasticSurgery.com

Best Weight Loss

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Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology AWOG.org

Best Electrician

Casteel Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical CasteelAir.com

Best Handyman

Buckhead Home Improvements Co. TopAtlantaHandyman.com

BEST REALTOR

Cynthia Lippert, Engel & Völkers Cynthia Lippert brings extensive real estate and pricing strategy knowledge to the table, using expert negotiating skills and insights to keep clients well-informed about home buying and selling opportunities. She has held leadership positions in various real estate professional groups and is currently serving as a vice president on the Board of Atlanta REALTORS® Association. EVUSA.com, 770-744-3205

BEST FINANCIAL PLANNER

This award-winning financial planning team provides group, one-on-one, and online education options to clients. Led by Faye Sykes, the staff strives to go above and beyond to help customers make informed choices. Whether in search of help for retirement planning, a business consultation, or investment advice, you’ll find it here. ScarletOakFS.com, 800-871-1219 Faye Sykes

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BEST LAWN SERVICE OR LANDSCAPING

Scapes

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Best Housekeeping Service

The Cleaning Authority

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Scapes creates award-winning outdoor environments designed to draw families and friends outside, bringing them together to enjoy life at home. This company’s professionals have awed clients for more than three decades. Services include landscape architecture, design/build construction, pool and waterfall design and installation, and landscape maintenance. ScapesGroup.com, 770-919-7777

Best Interior Designer

Pineapple House Interior Design PineappleHouse.com

Best Plumber

Buckhead Plumbing & HVAC

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Best Boutique

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Best Brunch

BEST GENERAL/FAMILY DOCTOR

Superica

Dr. Howard S. Yager Yager Family Medicine Dr. Yager and his staff believe in the benefits of developing relationships with patients in order to collaborate with them to achieve better health. His personalized approach means you and your loved ones will receive continuous high-quality care at every stage of life. YagerFamilyMedicine.com, 404-261-1165

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Best Coffee Shop

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar BatdorfCoffee.com

Best Consignment Shop

Skirt Upscale Resale Dr. Howard S. Yager

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Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

Fellini’s Pizza

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Best Kids’ Clothing Store

Janie and Jack JanieAndJack.com

Best Live Music

Buckhead Theatre

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Best Neighborhood Bar

Fadó Irish Pub BEST DERMATOLOGIST

Dermatology Affiliates The knowledgeable staff at Dermatology Affiliates understands the importance of health and a positive self-image. They offer the most advanced procedures and treatments to achieve healthy and glowing skin. Turn to this highly accredited group of medical professionals for everything from melanoma treatment to reversing the signs of aging. DermatologyAffiliates.com, 404-816-7900

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Best Outdoor Dining

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill TheBigKetch.com

MAY – JULY 2019

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Make a day or a night of it! Check out these fun pla MAY MAY 8 Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser Second Self Beer Company 6-9pm Free entry, $50 per animal Have professional photographs taken of your pet and 70 percent of the photo shoot fee will benefit Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, Inc. Facebook.com/SecondSelfAtl

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Urban Tree Cidery 5K 1465 Howell Mill Rd. 8:45am Prices vary Hit the pavement for this Memorial Day 5K, which is a part of the Run Social race series. Afterward, cool down with a refreshing beverage from the Atlanta cidery. RunSocialAtlanta.com

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Cooking Demo with Chef Kevin Gillespie Peachtree Road Farmers Market 10am Free entry Purchase fresh produce from local vendors before watching a presentation by famed chef Kevin Gillespie. Spectators will learn how to whip up a tasty dish with seasonal ingredients. RedBeardMerch.com/Products/ShopThe-Market-With-Chef-Kevin-Gillespie

MAY 11-12 11th Annual Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival Chastain Park 10am-5pm on Saturday, 11am-5pm on Sunday Free entry Peruse paintings, metalwork, and jewelry before stopping by food trucks serving gourmet bites, all while enjoying live music. ChastainParkArtsFestival.com

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Loews Atlanta Hotel and Historic Fourth Ward Park Times and prices vary Attendees will enjoy education and entertainment from some of the best chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and authors during the festival, which has a new home for its tasting tents in Historic Fourth Ward Park. AtlFoodAndWineFestival.com

JUNE 8 13th Annual Rock The Cure SweetWater Brewing Company 8pm $100 Local brews, bands, and food come together at this summer celebration to benefit JDRF. JDRFRockTheCure.org

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Summer Block Party and Waiters’ Race Atlanta The Shops Buckhead Atlanta 2-6pm Free entry In celebration of Bastille Day, watch as servers from restaurants around Atlanta compete for the chance to win two round-trip tickets to Paris. Plus, take part in the Summer Block Party filled with food and drinks. TheShopsBuckheadAtlanta.com/Events

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Spring Cleaning: The Men’s Health Checklist By Scott D. Miller, MD

Set up your annual wellness exam if you have not yet done so. Remember, it can often take a month or two to set up this lengthy appointment. Schedule a dentist appointment. Poor dental hygiene is associated with cardiovascular disease. Your mouth harbors bacteria that— when the gums are not healthy—can travel through your bloodstream and damage the vessel walls. Don’t forget about your yearly eye exam, even if you see fine. Your eye doctor can detect early signs of eye diseases before they become noticeable. This exam not only includes a vision test, but also measurement of eye pressure and examination of the retina (back wall of the eye). An eye doctor can also detect early signs of other diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Take inventory of your mental health boosters. Streamline your daily routines, especially at the beginning and end of each day. Also, set aside some time to foster the relationships you have with friends and family.

As the occasional warm and sunny day comingles with those late winter weeks, the anticipation of spring draws us to the outdoors. Although the new year is well underway, spring marks the renewal of our favorite lifestyle activities. But have our good habits hibernated for the winter? Clearing the clutter in our health routines should be at the top of the spring cleaning list. Here are a few suggestions to start you on your way: Spending more time outside will hopefully increase your activity level. Now would be a good time to revamp your exercise routine to include a balance of strength, aerobic, and flexibility training. Check all of these boxes and you’ll be sure to have a spring in your step. Look for my article on “Men’s Health Recipe: The Secret Ingredient” in the next issue.

Make a good night’s sleep a priority. Spring is also a good time to rotate and clean your mattress per the manufacturer’s instructions. Check your medicine cabinet for expired medications. Stock up on sunscreen. Even when the sun is not glaring, we need to protect our skin. Buy a pair of new shoes. You don’t realize that your athletic shoes have exceeded their lifespan until you buy your next pair. A new pair will also motivate you to exercise a little extra.

Scott D. Miller, MD, is the Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at WellStar North Fulton Hospital. He is a urologist with WellStar Urology in Roswell and has practiced in Atlanta for over 20 years. WellStar North Fulton Hospital offers the Know Your Heart Screening that can determine your risk of heart disease, stroke and other serious conditions. Call 770-956-STAR (7827) to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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Servicing homeowners for more than 50 years, Builder Specialties is Buckhead’s go-to showroom for the best in home solutions. The seasoned experts here offer state-of-the-art appliance brands such as Samsung, which combines smart technology with stunning design and functionality.

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hopping for home products, whether you are remodeling or building, can be time consuming and overwhelming. Builder Specialties, conveniently located

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When customers walk in the door, they are greeted by friendly and experienced staff who can guide in the selection process to ensure homeowners get the right products based on their needs, style, and budget. “When shopping, homeowners are searching for reliable appliances that offer the right aesthetic for their space, as well as innovative technologies for storing and preparing food that match the needs of their lifestyle,” says Linda Hosea, Builder Specialties’ showroom manager. Brands like Samsung take a thoughtful approach to creating inspired products that blend design with functionality. A pioneering technology company, Samsung is well known for packing flexible and time-saving features into their WE ARE sleek-looking RECOGNIZED appliances. Its AS ONE OF Chef Collection is THE LARGEST a popular choice for DISTRIBUTORS homeowners. They gravitate toward WITH SOME the 4-Door French OF THE BEST Door Panel-Ready SHOWROOMS IN Built In Refrigerator. THE SOUTHEAST. “Its Wi-Fi enabled —LINDA HOSEA interior cameras

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Builder Specialties proudly serves homeowners, builders and designers in the Atlanta area. Within its expansive showroom, the company offers customers a wide selection of home solutions, including appliances, fireplaces, mantels, garage doors, outdoor kitchens and more. Here, clients will find inspiring kitchen displays featuring top brands including Samsung, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, GE, Thermador, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and many others.

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PRODUCTS THAT BLEND DESIGN WITH FUNCTIONALITY. take a photo when you close the door and lets you see what’s inside your refrigerator from your phone,” Hosea says. Builder Specialties understands that to their customers it’s more than just an appliance purchase or garage door replacement. These products are used daily and are important investments in the home. With that in mind, the team at Builder Specialties takes to heart providing an excellent experience from selection to installation, and beyond. You can depend on its project managers to be honest, responsive, and helpful. “Our standard of excellence is hard to beat,” explains Hosea. “Our sales team strives to provide best in class consultative services for product selection and building decisions. In addition, we also have the experience to manage the logistics and inherent stress that comes from coordinating a home remodel or new construction project.” Builder Specialties’ expertise doesn’t end at selections. The company’s delivery and installation teams are factory trained and certified to complete projects in a safe and timely manner. Service teams are also available for repair needs to ensure customers can enjoy their investment for many years. “We are recognized as one of the largest distributors with some of the best showrooms in the Southeast,” adds Hosea. “From our 150,000-square-foot distribution center, we’re able to provide a large inventory of leading products and quick availability for projects at a competitive price.” Builder Specialties, BuilderSpecialties.net, 761 Miami Cir., Ste. D, Atlanta, 404-233-6131; Samsung, Samsung.com The content for this article is brought to you by Builder Specialties and Samsung.

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Liz Carlile BLOGGER • ENTREPRENEUR • MINDFUL MOM By Alex McCray

Like so many new mothers, Liz Carlile struggled to balance caring for her family, herself, and her career. Today, the 34-year-old certified health coach shows the 20,000 monthly visitors of her blog, Motherhood Unstressed, how they can gain control of their lives and create their own joy, just like she did.

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Mothers often struggle with placing unrealistic expectations on themselves. How were you able to let go of that perfectionist mindset? My emancipation from that way of thinking came when I realized I wasn’t living the life I wanted. The majority of my mental space was taken up by resentment and martyrdom while also feeling like I wasn’t doing or being enough. I decided that my happiness needed to be the priority in order for me to fully give to my children, my marriage, and my work.

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I have had so many amazing guests, and each one has taught me something new and life changing. One of my favorites though was my conversation with Danish actress and author, Marie Tourell Søderberg on the topic of hygge (“hoo-gah”). Hygge is a Danish word for that warm feeling you get when you are comfortable and happy, whether reading a book by the fire with some tea, or having an intimate dinner party with friends. It’s about slowing down and focusing on what really matters. That conversation changed how I spend time with my kids and how I create more opportunities for hygge to occur in my own life.

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Where do you like to go to eat and shop in Buckhead? I love St. Cecilia, True Food Kitchen, and the Shops Around Lenox.

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Jaye Watson has never been afraid of asking questions. And while all of those around her picked up on her talent for inquiring from a young age, it was her father who helped her turn her passion for probing into a career as a decorated broadcast journalist. During her nearly three decades of reporting, the Buckhead resident has amassed 13 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, two National Murrow Awards for Best Writer (they also happen to be the ones she’s most proud of), and 30 regional Emmy Awards. You won’t see a bookcase overflowing with Emmys at her house, though. Jaye admits that one of her favorite things to do with the prized statues is to give them away to the person the award-winning story was about. For her, it’s a way to say thank you to the subject. As a trusted face on 11Alive for 18 years, Jaye found herself drawn to health topics. “I knew that through medical reporting, I could empower people and affect change,” she says. In an effort to delve more into this field, she accepted a position at Emory Brain Health Center, which was envisioned, conceptualized, and created just for her by local icon and philanthropist Mary Rose Taylor.

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In 2018, out of her role as director of brand awareness and outreach came the opportunity to tell fascinating stories through a partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting. Jaye’s new show, “Your Fantastic Mind” takes a closer look at the powerful and perplexing organ that is the brain. Written, produced and hosted by her, it showcases real-life stories that highlight life-changing science that is solving neurological issues such as drug-resistant epilepsy. Though the first season concludes in May, the wheels are already spinning in Jaye’s mind for Season 2, which returns this fall. “We’re devoting a whole episode to the opioid crisis,” she says. Another episode will look at the record-high rates of depression, anxiety and suicide in teens today. When she’s off camera, Jaye dedicates her time to charities such as CURE Childhood Cancer. She got involved with the cause because the son of one of her best friends, former 11Alive anchor, Jill Becker, is a childhood cancer survivor of T-cell lymphoma. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Kenny Hamilton, and their four children, Iris, Jude, Mary, and Lily. You can catch the crew picking up running gear at West Stride and chowing down at Houston’s. GPB.org/Mind

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Almost all lighting functions well for deterring criminals. If there is a choice between a dark house or a well-lit house, chances are, the dark house will be more enticing. Although we install low-voltage landscape lighting, there are some traditional security applications that we can use such as downlighting from the soffits on the corners of the house and from Lindsey Rodericks trees.

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Now, more than ever, homeowners can blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living with oversize glass doors. The appeal of ‘big glass’ has expanded beyond contemporary design to other styles of homes, allowing anyone to make a statement with lift-and-slide, bifold, or multislide doors in lengths up to 56 feet. Plus, with advancements in technology, you can Peter Morrison quell concerns about higher energy bills, outside noise, or drafty interiors.

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I work the night shift. What are the best window coverings to use to darken my bedroom?

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Most of our shades come with a room darkening fabric option or a privacy liner. For complete darkness, a variety of shades are available with blackout lining. We also carry Hunter Douglas products with Duolite®, a dual-opacity system featuring Andrea and Sean Zare a translucent rolling flat-fold shade and a room-darkening back panel in one headrail.

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How can I reduce springtime allergens to improve my indoor air quality?

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Is there a certain time of year when it's best to paint the exterior of my home?

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The best time to paint is when temperatures are between 70 and 80 degrees. Because of this, apart from occasional rainstorms, we find that March and September are often Charlie Dallavalle ideal months to go for a new exterior paint color.

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