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BEST OF 2022 ISSUE Events Calendar • Date Night Ideas • Home Service Pro Q&As After thousands of votes, we reveal the businesses you chose as the Best of East Cobb. Meet East Cobb’s best health, beauty, and home improvement experts, restaurants, realtors and more.
DR. HEATH AND DR. ASHLEY TROWELL GOVERNORS MEDSPA & CONCIERGE MEDICINE, BEST INJECTABLES
LESLIE CROWELL THREE-13 SALON, SPA & BOUTIQUE, BEST FACIAL
KELLY ALLEN KELLY+CO, BEST REALTOR
ALEXIS AND SCOTT KINSEY TAQUERIA TSUNAMI, BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT
DR. AZI NIA AND DR. ARA CHO NIA PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY & ORTHODONTICS, BEST PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
2022 WINNERS of
BEN WALKER SPINDLE & OAK, BEST REMODELER
Voted Cobb County’s Best Assisted Living & Retirement Communities 4 Years in a Row
“We’re honored that Sterling Estates of East Cobb was voted Best Assisted Living Community in My East Cobb and that Sterling Estates Communities have been recognized as ‘Best of Cobb’ for Retirement Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. We’ve been serving seniors in greater Atlanta for over 25+ years now…we invite you to come and experience what sets us apart.” Marshall Gill, COO & Partner, Sterling Estates Senior Living Communities.
“What I’ve learned is that all communities talk about wellness and socialization... but they don’t have the wellness center, green space, programming and staffing that Sterling Estates has. No one can match what Sterling provides for their residents. My parents are thriving at Sterling Estates... Bet yours will too.” ~Susan S.
Come See Why So Many Are Choosing To Call Sterling Estates Home
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Award-winning Food and Spacious Dining | Cottages and Apartments in Neighborhood Settings
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Assisted, Independent Living & Memory Care
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From the Founder
What you need to know about the Best of 2022 contest winners
There was a time not so long ago that, as a media company owner, I refused to run Best of contests. I didn’t believe it was really fair to label any one business as the best because we have so many great ones in our community, and being the best varies depending on who you ask. But eventually, I changed my mind, and here is why. At the end of the day, I think these contests can provide valuable insight to readers and value to our local East Cobb businesses who choose to participate.
What you need to know about the Best of 2022 winners is this: They received the award because there are a lot of people who know them, trust them and believe they are the best at what they do. Those believers go online and vote daily to show their support for these local businesses, and those endorsements mean they have a loyal following. This says something. Does it mean these are the only businesses that provide excellent services and quality products in East Cobb? Of course not, but if you are looking, they should be on your list for consideration.
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Alpharetta my MY HOME•MY FAMILY•MY SELF PLUS Home Offer Solutions For Everyday Needs p. 30 Date Night Ideas, Holiday Fun, Doing Good in the ’Hood & lots more Meet Your Neighbors An Expert Electrician and an Appliance Showroom Superstar Certi ed in Talent Breaking the blue-collar stereotype, TE Certiﬁed founder Josh Brooker only brings on top talent to his team of passionate professionals metro Atlanta area. p. 18
Date Night Ideas, Food Faves, Doing Good in the ’Hood & lots more Buckhead my Can’t-Miss Events Party on the PATH, Taste of Buckhead, Hot Chocolate Crawl and More p.16 MY HOME•MY FAMILY•MY SELF Your EZ Guide to Neighborhood Home Improvement Resources p. 12 Snag seat on the patio at the laid-back yet luxurious Mission Market, where executive Chef Ian Winslade serves up fresh and avorful fare that never misses the mark. p.18 Effortlessly Elevated Cuisine A Vegan Entrepreneur and an Education Advocate Meet Your Neighbors selfbest February 2023 DISCOVER YOUR PATH TO WELLNESS Explore the many ways to grow physically, spiritually and mentally in the new year p. 41 It's Never Too Late For Love! Finding your person at 40, 50, 60 and beyond p. 25 Pickleball Mania Our team got caught up in the craze at Concourse Athletic Club; here’s what you need to know p. 18 The New Age of Anti-Aging Modern treatments promote feeling and looking younger p. 21 SPECIAL REPORT Simple Secrets Make your ﬁtness resolutions stick with advice from Atlanta's pros p. 15 10 Meet Our Partners in Health Follow their discussions on sleep, men's health and more p. 31 East Cobb MY HOME•MY FAMILY•MY SELF Dr. Michael A. Thomas Jr. and the team at Marietta Smile Gallery deliver some of East Cobb’s best smiles with top-of-the-line tech, that puts your comfort ﬁrst. p. 18 Meet Your Neighbors A Smile Guru and a Miracle Mom New & Noteworthy businesses you need to know! p. 13 3 O WHERE TO GO for Health, Home Services, Food Faves, Date Night, Family Fun & more Something to Smile About SandySprings my MY HOME•MY FAMILY•MY SELF DECEMBER 2021 JANUARY 2022 Meet Your Neighbors A Men’s Wellness Champion and a Home Organizer WHERE TO GO for Home Services, Health, Food Faves, Date Night, Family Fun & more Selling Sandy Springs Realtor Lindsay Levin doesn’t just know the neighborhood—she knows how to get you top dollar for your home and into a new one that is just right for you. p. 18 MY SPACE MY STYLE MY VISION IMPROVEMENT ATLANTA Go to AtlantaHomeImprovement.com 16 Find A Pro Inspiring Projects Award-winning designs from some of the top builders and designers in Atlanta p. 44 Made in the Shade Stylish and versatile options to have fun in less sun. p.27 Marvelous Mudroom Meets Doggie Day Spa, Laundry & More! p. 18 Create a yard that’s perfect for pollinators p. 22 Makeover Magic See the before and after of one lucky reader’s reorganized space from OrderUp Design! p.38 selfbest Father's Day Fun: Local ways to show Dad you care p. 18 11 Atlanta athletes, including the Braves third baseman Austin Riley, share what keeps them ﬁt, healthy and happy. p. 25 June/July 2021 Get in the Game: Breaking Down Barriers Men open up and nd mental health p. 52 Live Strong, Live Long Steer clear of these top 10 men's health risks p. 39 Building a Safe Haven Kerry Stumpe and to protect a wildlife sanctuary p. 57 THE MEN'S ISSUE my East Cobb of2022 WINNERS BEST OF 2022 4
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Dr. Robinson has devoted his life to helping people transform their dream look into a beautiful reality. Widely known for his genuine compassion and deep commitment to providing the utmost in surgical care, safety, and results, Dr. Robinson has become one of the most trusted cosmetic surgeons in the Atlanta area.
With 30 years of experience, his finely honed aesthetic sensibility and in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the face allows him to bring the facial features of his patients into balance. Dr. Robinson has the skill and experience necessary to revitalize your face with natural-looking results that reflect the way you feel inside.
Come Experience the Magic of the Mountains. We invite you to enjoy the relaxed elegance and charm of our European-style southern mansion. The Inn at Brevard Fine Dining & Lodging 315 East Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712 • TheInnAtBrevard.com Brevard@TheInnAtBrevard.com • Tel: (828) 884-2105 • Fax: (828) 885-7996 770.667.3090 | www.robinsonfps.com
Double Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Years of Experience
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Dedicated Exclusively to FACIAL Cosmetic Surgery
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C NTENTS 17 Best of 2022 Your favorite picks for the ’hood’s best businesses and professionals Hey East Cobb 4 Founder’s Letter What You Need to Know About the Best of 2022 Winners 9 ’Hood Winks Nod to Your Neighbors 14 My Calendar of Events Enjoy the ’Hood 30 Meet Your Neighbor lululemon Ambassador Karen Patton Oh My! 12 My Home Q&A Home Service Pros Provide Solutions For Your Everyday Questions Dr. David Mastro As a comprehensive dental office that goes above and beyond our speciality in Cosmetic Dentistry, our patients believe Dr. David Mastro is the right choice for all your family dentistry needs! When it comes to your smile and oral health, Dr. Mastro has a proven 30 year track record of providing quality cosmetic and family dental care for families in our local community and around the world. Alluring COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY See More of Dr. Mastro’s Makeovers at www.AlluringCosmeticDentistry.com Single appointment porcelain crowns and veneers available! 770-642-9900 | 800 Mansell Road | Roswell, GA Call today to schedule an appointment Implants and same-day, multiple unit crowns, veneers and bridges are available! All are personally fabricated by Dr. Mastro MORE REASONS TO Beyond your expectations… combining technology and artistry to create exceptional dentistry. Smile Implants and same-day, multiple unit crowns, veneers and bridges are available! All are personally fabricated by Dr. Mastro As a comprehensive dental office that goes above and beyond our speciality in Cosmetic Dentistry, our patients believe Dr. David Mastro is the right choice for all your family dentistry needs! When it comes to your smile and oral health, Dr. Mastro has a proven 30 year track record of providing quality cosmetic and family dental care for families in our local community and around the world. Call today to schedule an appointment See More of Dr. Mastro’s Makeovers at www.AlluringCosmeticDentistry.com Single appointment porcelain crowns and veneers available! 770-642-9900 | 800 Mansell Road | Roswell, GA Beyond your expectations… combining technology and artistry to create exceptional dentistry. Thank You for Voting Us Best Dentist! Dr. David Mastro of2021 my Sandy Springs Best General/Family Dentist my East Cobb WINNERS of2022 BEST OF 2022 6
Dr. Azi Nia, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Dr Ara Cho, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Nia Pediatric Dentistry 1111 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30068 770.479.9999 | www.NiaDentistry.com Thank you for your vote of confidence! At Nia Pediatric Dentistry, we prioritize quality over quantity, are dedicated to offering high-quality dental care and have created a whimsical wonderland to cater to our little ones. East Cobb my of2022 Best Pediatric Dentistry
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Nod to your neighbors
Unleash your inner bookworm on the go. As a part of the Cobb County Public Library, the Cobb Library Bookmobile roves around different neighborhoods on a mission to provide library services and resources to underserved areas. Visitors to any of its stationed locations can borrow and return books, apply for a library card as well as enjoy a wireless hotspot. Stay up to date on their next stop by following their Instagram @cobbbookmobile. cobbcounty.org/library
Take part in today’s growing “sober curious” movement. Indulge in the bright avors carefully crafted at Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar with their new “Drink and Be Cherry” mocktail. The harmonious blend of apple, orange, hibiscus, cinnamon, clove and star anise is the perfect refresher to enjoy with fanfavorite Wood Roasted Crab Dip.
4475 Roswell Rd. #1410. driftoysterbar.com
DATE NIGHT IN EAST COBB
Add a little enchantment to date night with the perfect performance lled with exquisite choreography, swashbuckling adventure and an imaginary dragon or two. Atlanta Ballet’s Don Quixote immerses audiences in a classic ballet story this March 17-19.
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. cobbenergycentre.com/events
Put the sweet back in sweetheart with a tasty delight from family-owned Vanilla Café e Gelato! Satisfy your unique dessert cravings with Brazilian-inspired, housemade gelato like the popular Brigadeiro Fudge Swirl paired perfectly with a locally roasted Bellwood Coffee.
4475 Roswell Rd. Ste. 1010. vanillacafegelato.com
Shake up your routine with an exploration of Irish contemporary art through the eyes of Marietta local Michael Heffernan.
On display now through March 12, “Michael Heffernan: Way nding–
The Synthesis of Poetic and Visual Language,” is the newest exhibit at The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, lled with paintings and poetry inspired by Heffernan’s memories of Ireland.
30 Atlanta St. SE. mariettacobbartmuseum.org
Savor the avors of East Cobb March 23-26 at the second annual Georgia Food + Wine Festival
Presented by Georgia Grown. Culinary superstars and beverage experts alike will be on hand with events to please all taste buds. This allinclusive tasting weekend will delight with a variety of highlights, including the legendary “Fired Up” night, which celebrates all things grilled, smoked, barbecued and more. 2245 Callaway Rd. SW. georgiafoodandwinefestival.com my
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You’ve worked hard to make your home beautiful—but is a brown, patchy, lifeless lawn ruining the picture? NG Turf can help. For more than 35 years, our family-owned and -operated north Georgia sod farm has supplied premium sod to everyone from homeowners and landscape professionals to golf courses and city parks. In that time, we’ve developed a reputation for quality product, customer service, and integrity that set us apart from our competition—that’s the NG Turf Difference.
Aaron McWhorter, NG Turf’s founder and CEO, says, “The NG Turf Difference is our relationship with the customer and how we approach each customer service experience.” Starting with your very first phone consultation, our entire NG Turf team is focused on being attentive to your needs, matching you with the right product, and ensuring timely, convenient delivery.
Many homeowners don’t even know where to begin when it comes to selecting a grass type for their property. We’re the experts so you don’t have to be! We’ll guide you through everything you need to consider and provide resources to help you make your decision. We even encourage customers to visit our farm and take a firsthand look—and maybe even a feel—at the types of grass we cultivate. And we’re available whenever you need us, including Saturday and Monday-morning deliveries.
Certified Sod Varieties
NG Turf grows and harvests more than 10 different sod varieties year-round in order to ensure that you have the right variety,
and sufficient quantity, for the right application. Most of NG Turf’s varieties are certified by the Georgia Crop Improvement Association, which inspects our farm three times a year to ensure that every product is of the highest quality.
Industry-Leading One-Year Warranty
Our commitment to customer satisfaction doesn’t end once your sod is installed—we stand behind the quality of our product for the long term. All NG Turf sod comes with a oneyear warranty, which means that for 12 months from the date of purchase, NG Turf will provide replacement grass and a personal visit from one of our turfgrass professionals—at no extra cost to you. And if you purchase and install dormant sod in the fall or winter, NG Turf offers a Spring Green-Up Guarantee. Nobody else in the industry provides this level of guarantee or service!
NG Turf isn’t just a sod supplier—we want to be your trusted partner in making your home every bit as beautiful as it can be. To learn more about NG Turf and our sod varieties, give us a call at 770.431.1344, visit our website at ngturf.com, or come on by our main farm location—no appointment necessary! We’re at 1487 Black Dirt Road, Whitesburg, Georgia 30185.
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Experts Provide Solutions For Your Everyday Home Q&A
QWhat are the benefits of natural light and how can windows help?
ALift your spirits with natural light! Studies have shown that increasing the amount of natural light in your home can offer several benefits, such as mood improvement, regulation of sleep-wake cycles, eyesight benefits, vitamin-D production and more. Ultrex® fiberglass windows are eight times stronger than vinyl. This means your windows can have narrower frames, allowing more daylight into your home and bigger views for your family to enjoy.
North Georgia Replacement Windows
Years in Business: 18
Associations: BBB A+ Rated, NARI
770.888.1604 | www.ngwindows.com
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QWhat types of glass do you recommend for a shower door?
AMany of our customers install lighting in their showers to showcase their beautiful new tile or stone. Traditional heavy glass has a slight green tint, which can change the hue of the surface slightly, especially if the tile or marble is white.
Drexler provides low-iron, crystal clear Starphire glass with perfect clarity and no greenish tint! The glass virtually disappears in full-sized vignettes.
Drexler Glass Co.
Years in Business: 67
Associations: NARI, BBB A+ Rated
QHow should I clean fiber cement siding, and how often should I do it?
AI recommend cleaning fiber cement siding once a year or every other year . I would use a 50/50 solution of bleach and water or a solution of 90% water and 10% Simple Green® All-Purpose Cleaner. Soft wash the house. Don’t put a lot of pressure on it. Let the chemicals do the work. I also recommend using a soft bristle brush like you would use on your car to lightly clean the windows, then rinse them with a hose, so there’s no risk of blowing any seals.
Years in Business: 23
Associations: NKBA, HBA
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QHow can I prepare my garage door for winter?
AMinor issues can be magnified after days of cold weather. Here are four tasks to help keep your garage door safe and reliable through the winter.
1. Inspect and clean the rubber seal strip on the bottom of your door.
2. Make sure the tracks on both sides of the door are clear of sticks and leaves.
3. Make sure the opener and remote batteries have full power.
4. Schedule a garage door tune-up by a trained technician.
Overhead Door Company of Atlanta™
Years in Business: 88
Associations: GAHBA, IDA, BBB A+ Rated 404.872.3667
QWhat is the difference between room darkening and blackout treatments?
ABlackout shades use fabrics that block 100% of all incoming light, while room darkening refers to fabrics that block between 95-99% of light. The best options for total room darkening are shades with blackout fabric and light blocking side channels. Hunter Douglas offers their Duette and Roller shades with this LightLock system. Classic Blinds & Shutters Design Center
Years in Business: 27
Associations: BBB A+ Rated, Best of Houzz (2016-2018)
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Make a day or a night of it! Check out these fun
Bubbles & Brews
Times and locations vary
Prices vary by location
Sign up for a digital BrewPass and sip to your heart’s desire at Cobb County’s best spirit makers, brewers and distillers. Collect stamps on your pass, cast your vote and share with friends to earn prizes.
Atlanta Home Show
Cobb Galleria Centre
Fri.10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 10am-5pm
Georgia Food + Wine Festival
See MARCH 23-26 for details
$9 in advance, $11 day of Mix, mingle and learn from Atlanta’s best remodelers, designers and home professionals. atlantahomeshow.com
Georgia Food + Wine Festival
2245 Callaway Rd. SW.
Times vary Prices vary
Grab your friends and sip and savor a variety of food and drink options, all while kicking back to live tunes from local artists.
Acworth Egg Hunt
4000 South Main St. 6pm Free
Bring your little ones to this magical egg hunt event full of arts and crafts, games and a grand entrance from the Easter Bunny! acworth.org
Acworth Egg Hunt
See MARCH 31 for details
Kennesaw Bunny Breakfast
2753 Watts Dr. 8-11:15am
Enjoy tasty pancakes and fresh fruits alongside everyone’s favorite cottontail! Attendees are encouraged to bring their own camera for photos with the Easter Bunny.
The 17th Annual ATL Blues Festival
Cobb Energy Centre
Featuring performances by Blues legends J-Wonn, Pokey Bear, Tucka and more, this year’s festival is not one you’ll want to miss.
Acworth Art Festival
Downtown Acworth Main St. Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm Free
As Acworth’s art scene and downtown continue to ﬂourish, this location makes for the perfect art-buying destination! This year, browse through the unique works of art in person or online.
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places with family and friends.
Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County 18th Annual Garden Tour
Various locations around Cobb County
The Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County Plant Sale & Expo
2245 Callaway Rd. SW. 10am
What better way to celebrate Earth Day weekend than by stocking up on locally grown and harvested plants for your home.
Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival
200 Village Green Cir. SE. Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 12-5pm
Pack the whole family in for a day full of fun at one of the largest festivals in Smyrna with over 100 arts and crafts booths, several food stations, live entertainment and thousands of guests. smyrnaga.gov
Taste of Marietta
Mark your calendars for one of Georgia’s biggest events of the year. With new and remarkable restaurants joining the mix along with past favorites, the 2023 festival is sure to be the best yet. tasteofmarietta.com
Take a tour of some of Atlanta’s ﬂourishing backyard gardens and learn more about the different types of plants and ﬂowers you can incorporate into your outdoor oasis.
Marietta Square Farmers Market
41 Mill St.
Peruse fresh, locally grown produce, garden products and more at Marietta’s most popular farmer’s market held every Saturday morning. facebook.com/ mariettasquarefarmersmarket
FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Marietta Square Art Walk
Stroll through the square and support local artists as they share their unique talents and skills with the public.
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The Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County Plant Sale & Expo See APRIL 21-22 for details
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Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival See APRIL 29-30 for details
Governors MedSpa & Concierge Medicine combines family medicine with aesthetics and the latest in technology! Concierge Medicine offers memberships of different levels to meet your needs and budget, while providing a higher level of service and care. All aesthetic treatments and skin care products are medical-grade, and our practice offers everything from wellness and sick visits, to body contouring and skin rejuvenation, to sports physicals for children, and of course- injectables!
• Botox/Dysport/Jeuveau • Restylane and Juvederm fillers • Sculptra • Kybella • CoolPeel CO2 Resurfacing • PRP Microneedling with Radio Frequency • Elluminate Laser Treatment & IPL • Instalift and PDO Threads • Laser Hair Removal • TCA & VI Peels • Diamond Glow Facial • Oxygen Facial • AquaGold Facial • CoolSculpting Elite • CoolTone • Exilis • Cellutone • Vanquish ME • Medical Weight Loss • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) • Vaginal Rejuvenation • Sexual Wellness • IV Hydration Therapy Featuring: SkinMedica, Intraceuticals, Jane Iredale Makeup GRAND Re -OPENING & BI-ANNUAL DYSPORT EVENT COMING IN MARCHthe lowest prices of the year on Dysport, Sculptra & Restylane! 678-888-5181 WWW.GOVERNORSMEDICINE.COM 3105 LORING RD SUITE 100, KENNESAW, GA 30152 East Cobb my of2022 Best Injectables
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After hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes, you have chosen East Cobb’s best!
MY EAST COBB BEST OF 2022
BEST GENERAL/FAMILY DENTIST Swiger Family Dentistry
An East Cobb native, Dr. Swiger brings over 20 years of experience to his community at Swiger Family Dentistry. Dr. Swiger’s clinical skills, combined with his caring and charismatic chairside manner, enable him to build rapport and trust with his patients quickly. His team of professionals care for patients as if they are family. If you desire the best, come see the best! swigerfamilydentistry.com, 770.973.9225
BEST FACIAL Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique
Celebrating 49 years as leading beauty experts, Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique is known for its award-winning facials and high-quality hair services. The estheticians at Three-13 are experienced in working with all skin types and can help you address your concerns while delivering pampered pleasure. Three-13’s spa and hair professionals are dedicated to considering your lifestyle, facial structure, hair type, skin tone, eye color and more to deliver and enhance the look you’ve always envisioned. three-13.com, 770.426.0313
BEST GARAGE DOOR COMPANY Overhead Door Company of Atlanta™
Since 1935, Overhead Door Company of Atlanta™ has been trusted to display the genuine, the original red ribbon of the Overhead Door brand and is the only distributor in the metro Atlanta area. Their professional team respects your time and property while delivering outstanding customer service and high-quality products. Visit the showroom of working garage doors and openers today.
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THREE-13 2663 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066 l Three-13.com l Follow us: Call/Text 770.426.0313 l Open 7 days! Mon-Sat 8A-9P Sun 12-7P Salon, Spa & Boutique * Please mention these offers when reserving your experience. Must bring gift certificates to appointment to redeem. No cash value. Must be at least 18 years of age. New guests are guests who have never been to Three-13 or it has been over 3 years. Exclusive New Guest Offer! Use all today or save the other for later! Celebrating 49 years! Item #460142 Expires 5/28/23 $25 Off ANY Spa Service Expires 5/28/23 Gift Certificate toward Hair Color Services Expires 5/28/23 25% $25 *New Guests ONLY* *New Guests ONLY* *New Guests ONLY* Facials l Nails l Waxing Lashes l Makeup l Body Gift Certificate toward a Design, Haircut & Finish Thank You! Item #460144 Item #460143
Atlanta Holistic Family Law
Ready for some peace in your life? Your marriage may be ending, but your divorce doesn’t have to be ﬁlled with drama and stress. After spending 15 years as a divorce litigator, Jeanette Soltys, a divorced mom herself, realized there was a healthier way through divorce. She started Atlanta Holistic Family Law to help her clients have a positive divorce experience by prioritizing non-litigation options that avoid the expense of court and keep your personal matters private. atlholisticfamilylaw.com, 770.217.0798
BEST FLOORING SHOWROOM Enhance Floors & More
Ready for new ﬂoors, but feeling overwhelmed? Visit Enhance Floors & More in Marietta and meet with a friendly and knowledgeable Design Consultant to begin your project. The dozens of installed ﬂoor coverings in the over 6,000-square-foot showroom are sure to inspire you. While this might be your ﬁrst time selecting new ﬂoors, don’t worry—their staff does this every day and is here to help you create beautiful rooms! enhanceﬂoors.com, 770.565.3808
BEST DERMATOLOGY PRACTICE Dermatology Afﬁliates
The providers at Dermatology Afﬁliates are committed to delivering superior care for all patients’ skin concerns from skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema and rashes, to acne, aging skin and more. Dermatology Afﬁliates’ doctors, PAs, aestheticians, nurses and front desk staff truly care about helping their patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin. dermatologyafﬁliates.com, 404.816.7900
MY EAST COBB BEST OF 2022
JEANETTE SOLTYS, FOUNDER AND ATTORNEY
(L TO R): ANITA SHETTY, MD; JENNIFER HUNDLEY, MD; CYNTHIA ABBOTT, MD; RUTLEDGE FORNEY, MD; TIFFANY CLAY-RAMSEY, MD; ADAM CARTER, MD
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We are your total home design center! Enhance Floors & More is one of the most experienced ﬂooring companies in North Georgia. Founded 38 years ago in Marietta, the ﬂooring showroom is locally owned and staffed by a skilled team with a combined 150-plus years of experience.
Clients rave about how Enhance Floors is a “one-stop shop and made what could have been an overwhelming experience easy and fun.” Pop in to browse the large selection of ﬂooring options and see for yourself what all the hype is about.
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BEST MED SPA Supreme Body Studio
Inducted into the Spa Hall of Fame in 2021, Supreme Body Studio is a ﬁve-star rated, nurse-owned and operated medical spa and training institute. Supreme’s trusted team is dedicated to providing the best spa experience possible through their specializations in fat reduction, skincare and IV hydration. Whether you’re there for a one-hour service or an entire day, you’re guaranteed quick results in a relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere.
BEST WOMEN’S PRACTICE
Obstetrics & Gynecology of Atlanta
Obstetrics & Gynecology of Atlanta is devoted to building a lifelong health partnership with every patient. For nearly 60 years, the award-winning, board-certiﬁed providers have prioritized patient education so women can feel empowered to take charge of their health. Whether offering personalized health suggestions or integrating innovative tech like the TrueLabor pregnancy app—founded by one of their providers—they strive to ﬁnd the best solution for your comprehensive OB-GYN care.
BEST ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY Sterling Estates of East Cobb
Sterling Estates of East Cobb is committed to providing each resident with the ﬁnest care and lifestyle. For 10 years, this community has offered exceptional living accommodations from Independent Living cottages to Assisted Living apartments and a robust activities program in a welcoming environment. Residents can engage in “Sterling Strong’’ wellness programs featuring constructive amenities like an indoor heated, therapeutic saltwater pool. Stop by today to walk through the community, talk to the residents and see how the genuine sense of family makes Sterling Estates such a special place to be.
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OB-GYN OF ATLANTA PROVIDERS THOMAS SHARON, MD (LEFT) AND KIRSTEN FRANKLIN, MD (RIGHT)
SHUTTERS | BLINDS | SHADES | MOTORIZED BLINDS SHADES AND SHUTTERS CUSTOM DRAPERY & WINDOW TREATMENTS | CUSTOM RUGS | CUSTOM BEDDING CUSTOM FURNITURE | CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY 20% DISCOUNT CUSTOM DRAPERY AND RUGS *Some exclusions apply. Expires 04/28/23 *Exclusions may apply SHUTTERS $19.99 STARTING AT **Credit card fees will apply. Expires 04/28/23* Exclusions may apply (Local Manufacturer 2 1/2”, 3 1/2”, 4 1/2”). 2022 BEST OF BEST BLINDS/WINDOW TREATMENTS COMPANY www.ClassicBlindsAndShutters.com | @classicblindsalpharetta 488 N. Main Street • Suite 109, (Mainstreet Walk) Alpharetta Call for your complimentary in-home consultation. 678-822-0928 We are committed to maintaining a standard of excellence in a relaxed and family-oriented environment. Dr. Kabani provides comprehensive treatment, combining the most current restorative and cosmetic dentistry techniques to help patients achieve optimal oral health. 1640 Powers Ferry Road SE Building 11, Suite 150, Marietta (770) 980-0432 www.kabanidental.com East Cobb my of2021 Best Cosmetic Dentistry East Cobb my of2022 Best Cosmetic Dentistry Thanks for voting us MAKING AN IMPACT ONE SMILE AT A TIME COSMETIC • FAMILY • RESTORATIVE BEFORE BEFORE BEFORE AFTER AFTER AFTER BEST OF 2022 22
BEST INJECTABLES Governors MedSpa & Concierge Medicine
For more than 14 years, Governors MedSpa & Concierge Medicine has been the leading specialist for injectables from ﬁllers and neurotoxins to Sculptra and Kybella. The skilled providers also offer cutting-edge treatments, including the latest in laser therapy, radiofrequency, microneedling and more. Dr. Heath and Dr. Ashley Trowell and Wendy Allard, NP, are passionate about aesthetics and take pride in combining their technical expertise with personalized care to help patients achieve their desired outcomes.
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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM
3 Cheeky Birds
3 Cheeky Birds brings a fun, fresh and attainable approach to interior design. Since 2019, 3 Cheeky Birds has helped clients transform their East Cobb and North Fulton residences into the homes of their dreams! The innovative interior designers at 3 Cheeky Birds proudly offer services ranging from room styling to large-scale basement, bathroom and kitchen renovations. Contact the team at email@example.com to schedule an introductory phone consultation.
BEST GENERAL/FAMILY DOCTOR
North Atlanta Primary Care
North Atlanta Primary Care (NAPC) is a multi-site primary care practice founded in 1988 by Dr. Thomas Bat. Featuring state-of-the-art facilities across seven counties in Metro Atlanta, NAPC strives to improve people’s health and quality of life through personalized, comprehensive medical care. Never wait days to see a doctor again; enjoy same-day appointments and walkin options so you can get back to living the healthy, happy life you deserve.
(L TO R): WENDY ALLARD, NP; DR. ASHLEY AND DR. HEATH TROWELL
(L TO R): CARLOS PRAYS, MD, RICHARD KAUFFMAN, MD, ANNA SINK, PA-C
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ALEX KLEIN AND KAJE MAYER, FOUNDERS
East Cobb 1275 Johnson Ferry Rd. 678.310.1082 Order Online TaqueriaTsunami.com East Cobb my of2022 Best Family-Friendly Restaurant Serving up a variety of hand-crafted, fusion tacos; tsunami bowls; salads; appetizers and cocktails.
BEST PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Nia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
At Nia Pediatrics, they believe an enjoyable dental experience at a young age leads to a lifetime of great dental habits. A bright atmosphere, complete with interactive games, characters and an encouraging welcome committee, makes patients feel comfortable from the moment they walk in. Led by Dr. Azi and Dr. Cho, their highly skilled, caring dental team pride themselves on handling each interaction in a friendly and approachable manner to not only eliminate fear and intimidation often associated with dental visits, but also provide the best dental care possible. niadentistry.com, 770.479.9999
BEST BOUTIQUE Pineapple Porch Boutique
Embrace your passion for Southern hospitality and gracious living at Pineapple Porch Boutique! Enjoy an intimate shopping experience among thoughtfully curated items. Pineapple Porch Boutique strives to provide customers with only the best gifts, accessories, home décor, apparel and more. Their friendly staff will help you make the best selections no matter the occasion. Unique items arrive daily; come on in and see what’s new.
BEST HOME BUILDER Traton Homes
Founded in 1971 by brothers Bill and Milburn Poston, Marietta-based Traton Homes is one of metro Atlanta’s oldest home-building companies. From townhomes and 55+ active adult communities to coastal homes in Florida, Traton builds outstanding quality and value into every abode. Traton is an eight-time winner of the Guildmaster Award for customer service excellence and has won over 60 OBIE Awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. tratonhomes.com, 770.427.9064
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(FRONT ROW, L TO R): CHRIS POSTON, CLIF POSTON; (BACK ROW): MILBURN POSTON, BILL POSTON
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(L TO R): AZI NIA, DMD; ARA CHO, DMD
BEST COSMETIC DENTIST
Kabani DentalCosmetic & Family
The primary focus of Dr. Shaila Kabani and her team is to build a foundation of trust by treating each of their patients as individuals. They strive to create lifelong relationships and provide the best quality services in a relaxed and family-oriented environment to help patients reach their optimal oral health. Dr. Kabani uses the latest technology, like CADCAM digital scanners (CEREC) and same-day ceramic restorations, to enhance your experience.
From Invisalign to cleanings, Botox and more, Dr. Kabani is here to help you achieve your perfect smile. kabanidental.com, 770.980.0432
BEST AUDIOLOGIST Peachtree Hearing
Helmed by Dr. Melissa Wikoff, this family-owned audiology practice is coveted for its range of services— from tinnitus management and advanced hearing aid technology to wax removal and musician solutions. Since opening her practice, she has received numerous caregiving and healthcare hero awards for work in her ﬁeld. She also sits on the executive board of the American Tinnitus Association and the advisory board of the City Springs Theatre Company.
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Expert diagnosis and treatment of nasal allergies, asthma, food allergies, sinusitis, skin allergies, insect sting allergy, and immune disorders. Thank You East Cobb For Voting Us Best Allergy Practice! 18 locations – in East Cobb at 1519 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 200, Marietta 770.953.3331 | ATLANTAALLERGY.COM East Cobb my of2022 Best Allergy Practice
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BEST REMODELER Spindle & Oak
Founded on Southern hospitality principles of exquisite design, expert craftsmanship and honesty through cost transparency, Spindle & Oak designs and builds custom living spaces that make your house feel like home. Whether it’s an addition or an interior/exterior renovation, they partner with you from conceptual design to completion. Their team of architects, designers, skilled subcontractors and project managers ensure you’ll feel comfortable every step of the way. spindleandoak.com, 404.951.8818
BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT Taqueria Tsunami
Locally owned and operated, Taqueria Tsunami takes the best flavors from the Far East and South of the Border to dish up a variety of fusion tacos, salads, appetizers and cocktails in a contemporary setting. The upbeat atmosphere makes for a fun night out. Bring in the family for Taqueria Tykes Tuesdays, where kids eat free.
BEST WORKOUT FACILITY
Peach Out Power Yoga
Peach Out Power Yoga is honored to be selected as Best Yoga Studio. Their team takes immense pride in becoming East Cobb’s “go-to” space for yoga in four short years. Top-notch instructors, great ambassadors and amazing clients encompass this community’s greatest assets along with the welcoming atmosphere. From Slow Flow to Candlelight Yin to Hot Power, there is something for everyone at The Peach, no matter their experience level!
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4401 Shallowford Rd Suite 158 Roswell GA 30075 770-872-7545 ➛ call or text www.salonclk.com ➛ online booking available | @salon_clk (IG) THE PLACE WHERE CUSTOMIZED HAIR DESIGN MEETS alon uxury S L Innovative Cuts & Styling | Customized Color | Special Event Styling | Hair Care and Extensions
East Cobb my of2022 Best Hair Salon When you walk out of Salon CLK you'll walk out loving your refreshed, healthy and radiant hair. East Cobb my of2022 Best General/Family Doctor BEST OF 2022 28
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BEST ALLERGY PRACTICE
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is one of the largest allergy groups in the Southeast and has been providing quality care for patients for over 50 years. East Cobb office physicians Stanley Fineman and Louis Kalish treat patients of all ages who struggle with allergies, asthma, food allergies, sinusitis and immune deficiency. atlantaallergy.com, 770.953.3331
BEST HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE Maid Right of Marietta
We’re Marietta’s experts in house cleaning, helping families achieve cleaner, more comfortable homes. We use only the safest and most effective products our industry has to offer. At Maid Right of Marietta, we’re committed to providing you with house cleaning services that deliver on total home results — wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling cleanliness. maidright.com/marietta, 678.919.8050
BEST HAIR SALON Salon CLK
Salon CLK opened its doors in 2022 to bring a quality, client-focused boutique hair salon experience to the East Cobb community. This woman-owned salon provides at-home comfort from the start to the end of each visit. From color treatments to cuts or extensions, owner Casey London Keeter and her trusted stylist team work hard to create an inviting environment.
Salon CLK also offers many incentives, such as a client referral program where everyone benefits!
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BEST REALTOR Kelly+Co
Kelly+Co’s knowledge of the area and their tireless efforts for their clients allow them to limit or remove the stress and competition in buying and selling a home in today’s market. The Kelly+Co team strategically finds on and off-market properties for their buyers, and they have a 10-step process that nets sellers the highest prices and best terms. Call today for a free consultation with Kelly+Co, East Cobb’s “Best!” kellycohomes.com, 404.606.2219
KELLY ALLEN, FOUNDER AND CEO
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By Wyndi Kappes
Yoga instructor Karen Patton is thriving at the vibrant age of 51. A few years ago, she took a leap of faith to open her own yoga studio, Peach Out Power Yoga. Since then, she’s learned that following your passion has its risks, but it’s well worth the reward. In 2021, Karen was voted one of Best Self Atlanta’s Over 40 & Fabulous! Top 10, and more recently, her community impact was recognized by lululemon, who named her a 2023 brand ambassador. This yogi is just getting started!
QCan you tell us more about what it means to be a lululemon brand ambassador?
I’m honored and humbled to have been chosen as a local ambassador for the lululemon East Cobb store. As a regular yoga practitioner and instructor, I have worn and loved lululemon for many years, so it’s absolutely surreal to be featured on their wall as a partner and an extension of their national athletic brand. I will savor every moment of this journey and work hard to make a difference in my community.
QWhat’s the secret to aging gracefully?
In my opinion, aging gracefully means being comfortable with who you are and the way you look at any age, shape or size. I choose clothes that make me feel comfortable and con dent and are attering for my body type. lululemon offers me so many choices that make me feel good about myself and are age appropriate. Looking good is about being happy with yourself.
QHow has your perception of aging changed?
I would have never imagined starting a business and a new career at age 47, especially as a yoga instructor. And I would have never expected my photo to be on a wall as a brand ambassador for a national athletic company. I thank lululemon for the incredible opportunity they have given me. I am quite sure this isn’t it for me and I can’t wait to see what’s next!
What is your favorite way to give back to your community?
I love offering donation classes at my studio to support clients who have gone through something special in their lives. I know the members of my community will come out and support them, and it feels special that I’m making a difference in the life of someone that I’m actually connected to. I teach an annual fundraising class in honor of Jake Urowsky, a client and dear friend’s son who suffers from heart disease. This class always sells out, and people show up and donate generously out of love for this family. All the funds raised go to the American Heart Association. I also have three clients who are breast cancer survivors, and I teach an annual donation class to support them as well, with all of the raised funds going to Susan G. Komen. instagram.com/karen_patton_yoga, peachoutpoweryoga.com my
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