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Center for Allergy & Asthma These healthcare providers understand the urgency of allergy and asthma needs so they strive to see patients as quickly as possible—even on the day you call! 577 Concord Rd. SE. CAAGeorgia.com BEST PLACE FOR BACK, SPINE, OR JOINT CARE

Vinings Spine & Health Center The team helps treat and prevent pain through chiropractic care, trigger-point injections, corrective exercises and more. 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. ViningsChiro.com BEST GENERAL/ FAMILY DOCTOR

Vinings Medical Center, Anita Smith, M.D. Board-certified family physician Dr. Anita Smith focuses on building lifelong relationships with her patients

and providing care in pediatrics, internal medicine, and more. 2255 Cumberland Pkwy. SE. ViningsMed.com

Classic Smiles Dentistry This practice has the whole family covered from preventative cleanings to oral surgery. 2255 East-West Conn. (770) 884-7342 | ClassicSmilesGa.com see ad on p. 10

BEST HAIR SALON

Bob Steele Salon Turn up the heat and get a new look from experienced stylists who stay up to date on the latest techniques and trends. 1265 W. Spring St. SE. BobSteele.com BEST HOSPITAL/MEDICAL CENTER

WellStar Medical Group Family Medicine at Vinings Jubilee While providing comprehensive care to patients, the staff here maintains a healthy connection with the community through outreach programs like athletic classes for seniors. 2850 Paces Ferry Rd. SE. WellStar.org

“After 15 years with another stylist, I finally made a leap of faith and tried Bob Steele Salon. I haven’t looked back since!” —Rochelle M. on Bob Steele Salon

BEST DERMATOLOGY

Gardner Dermatology Since 1985, Dr. Alan Gardner has helped his patients attain great skin health. Always keeping them top of mind, he stays abreast of the latest technology in dermatological care, relishes spending quality time with his patients and sets ways for them to achieve realistic cosmetic goals. 2550 Windy Hill Rd. SE. (770) 952-2100 GardnerDermatology.com

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Under the medical direction of Dr. Stanley Okoro, these aestheticians provide clients with an assortment of treatments from permanent makeup to skin tightening. 2285 Asquith Ave. SW. AmachiMedSpa.com

Jeff Wolfson and his team help clients maintain their weight loss efforts through customized treatment programs along with nutrition (meal plan with prepared foods) and exercise programs. 2810 Paces Ferry Rd. SE. WeightLossAtlantaGa.com

BEST PLASTIC SURGEON

Atlanta Face & Body Center With thousands of face-lifts under her belt, it’s no wonder Elizabeth Whitaker, M.D., F.A.C.S. is known as the “Queen of Faces.” 3200 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. (678) 888-3223 AtlantaFaceAndBody.com

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Tree of Life Healing Center, LLC. Not only does this group of practitioners help relieve pain and treat diseases through acupuncture, cupping and more, the team focuses on assisting its patients in reaching their optimal health. 1246 Concord Rd. SE. TreeOfLifeAtl.com

NuFeet Medical Foot & Nail Spa Owner and certified medical nail technician Erika Allison started this spa so that diabetic patients could receive waterless pedicures in a sterile environment. 3636 Highlands Pkwy. SE. NuFeetMediSpa.com

BEST WOMEN’S PRACTICE

Women’s Wellness LLC. Helmed by Dr. Clare Babino, who has over 30 years of gynecological experience, this private practice takes a holistic approach to medicine and the treatment of its patients. 3822 Highlands Pkwy. SE. Facebook.com/WomensWellnessLLC

“I have gone to Dr. Alan Gardner for over 10 years. He and his staff have always provided quality care.” —Susan S. on Gardner Dermatology

BEST WORKOUT FACILITY

Windy Hill Athletic Club From state-of-the-art equipment to group classes, Windy Hill creates a community hub centered around fitness, which encourages people to lead happier and healthier lives. 135 Interstate N. Pkwy. (770) 953-1100 Midtown.com/Atlanta see ad on p. 3

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BEST HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE

Royal Maids of Atlanta Whether it’s a weekly, biweekly or monthly cleaning your castle needs, this team will take care of the dirty work so you can spend more time doing what you love. (404) 552-5180 RoyalMaidsOfAtlanta.com see ad on p. 14

BEST ELECTRICIAN

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Inspired by her roots, this designer draws on her upbringing in the South Carolina Low Country to create classic spaces. GraysonPrattInteriors.com

BEST HANDYMAN

BEST LOCAL HOME FURNISHINGS/ACCESSORIES

Andrew Walters

Nest Home & Garden LLC

For those jobs that are just too big for the honey-do list, let Andrew Walters step in. He can tackle everything from appliance installation to furniture assembly and door repair. 300 Plantation Rd. SW. (770) 910-4010

Find a furniture gem such as an antique sewing machine or a table crafted from reclaimed wood at this boutique. 762 Concord Rd. SE. NestInSmyrna.com

BEST HVAC COMPANY

“A very pleasant technician came to my house and performed an air duct cleaning for the first time since the house was built in 2004. I could not be happier, the job was quick and didn’t disturb me one bit.” —Mikey D. on Cool Air Mechanical

These trained professionals don’t stop at heating and cooling, they also offer air duct cleaning and water heater replacement. 1950 Guffin Ln. (770) 966-5247 | 770CoolAir.com see ad on p. 7

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Best Plumber

Best Remodeler

The Pink Plumber

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Offering work that is 100-percent guaranteed and for a good cause, this group of pros has donated over $200,000 to breast cancer research. 2620 Mathews St. ThePinkPlumber.com

Keep tabs on your remodel with Loudermilk Connect, an app that allows you to see real-time video of construction progress, see daily work logs, and more. 1827 Powers Ferry Rd. LoudermilkHomes.com

Best Lawn Service or Landscaping

Lovetree Lawncare The experts here can design and install the lawn of your dreams and also handle regular maintenance and care. (404) 216-0747 | LovetreeLawncare.com see ad on p. 12

Best Roofer

Adamson Roofing Company This team has been serving homeowners for more than 20 years. New clients can see an example inspection report on the company’s website to get a glimpse of its thorough process. 2129 Old Concord Rd. SE. AdamsonRoofingCompany.com Continued on pg. 19

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Best Realtor

Christine Bradley Her experience, tenacity and integrity assure that she leaves no stone unturned when representing clients—who always come first with her. 3650 Habersham Rd. NW. (404) 604-3888 | ChristineBradley.com see ad on p. 5

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JUNE 5 Smyrna Reading Group 100 Village Green Cir. SE. 7-8pm Free entry Review “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman, which explores the life of a seemingly cranky retiree and an unexpected friendship between neighbors. FriendsOfSmyrnaLibrary.org

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JULY 10 Atlanta Luncheon: All About Storage Auctions The Georgian Club 11:30am-2pm Prices vary Make sure your unit is seen by as many bidders as possible with help from the Georgia Self Storage Association. GaSSA.org

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EVERY TUESDAY Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays Taylor-Brawner Park 5-9pm Free entry Local food trucks like King of Pops serve popular treats such as its Cookies ‘n Cream bars in the park. SmyrnaCity.com

EVERY THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH Contractor Exam Prep Class 3000 Cumberland Blvd. 8:30am-5pm Prices vary Learn the ins and outs of commercial and residential contracting to get ready for the state-issued exam. ContractorTrainingCenter.com

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Vinings Library 1-6pm Free entry See images of flowers, cityscapes, and more captured along the Georgia travels of this award-winning photographer. SouthCobbArts.org

JULY 28 Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers SunTrust Park 7pm Prices vary Take the whole family out for a baseball game. While there, grab a burger from H&F Burger. Braves.com

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4340 East-West Connector Noon-6pm Free entry Head to this gathering to learn more about vitamins, minerals, detoxing and other key health topics. RealSubs.com

Georgia Bridal Show Cobb Galleria Centre Noon-5pm $10 in advance, $15 at the door (cash only) Turn a blind eye to your Pinterest board and meet face-to-face with wedding professionals that can help make your big day extra special. GeorgiaBridalShow.com

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2699 Log Cabin Dr. SE. 9am-4pm $275 Rising kindergarten through fifth-graders will be introduced to notable AfricanAmericans in history and learn about their contributions to cartoons and animation. GoBeyondYourKnowledge.org

Legacy Golf Links 1:45-2:45pm every Saturday $170 Sign up with the gals to learn basic golf skills and get to know your way around the greens. LegacyFoxCreek.com

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Canoe Song of the South 4199 Paces Ferry Rd. SE. 7-10pm Free entry Bask in the fresh air along the Chattahoochee riverside at this classic restaurant while listening to live music. CanoeAtl.com

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17 Hurt Rd. SW. 11am-3pm Free entry Join Hurt Road Baptist Church for this charity event featuring a job fair for the less fortunate. Donate clothing and school supplies now through Aug. 4. HurtRoad.com

2889 Alexander St. SE. 6-9pm Free entry Peruse new paintings from the Indie Arts Alliance while savoring light bites and beverages of your choice at this BYOB event. Facebook.com/IndieArtsAlliance

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Find quality pieces and even designer handbags at this store run by Jubilee Church. It also uses a portion of its proceeds to help homeless members of the community. 2514 Cobb Pkwy. ReviveConsignment.com

BEST COFFEE SHOP

REV Coffee True coffee lovers will appreciate the array of blends available here originating from Sumatra, Ethiopia, Colombia, and more. 1680 Spring Rd. SE. RevCoffee.com

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

Marlow’s Tavern Marlow’s Tavern achieves their “neighborhood feel” through open-air kitchens and large booths with easy bar access. 2355 Cumberland Pkwy. SE.

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For 36 years, this family-owned jewelry store has created custom designs for its clientele. In addition to offering traditional pieces, you can also find bedazzled figurines here. 2800 Cumberland Blvd. SE. CumberlandDiamond.com

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Blue Moon Pizza Feed the whole family with a 16-inch Grandma’s Pizza and some wings. Tykes will love the Kid’s Menu, which offers pepperoni pizza and more! 4600 W. Village Pl. BlueMoonPizza.com

BEST KIDS’ CLOTHING STORE

Ava’s Attic Atlanta This shop was founded as a way to support families of children battling pediatric cancer. A portion of proceeds go to its foundation, Let’s Bully Cancer. 1529 Spring Rd. SE. AvasAtticAtlanta.com

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Looking to plan a feast? This joint has you covered with meat sold by the pound. In need of a meal for one? Options like a pulled pork plate with a side of slowcooked collards are available. 4574 S. Cobb Dr. SE. JimNNicks.com BEST BOUTIQUE

Heart & Sole A unique clothing boutique offering a variety of clothes, shoes and accessories for women. 1275 Concord Rd. SE. Facebook.com/HeartSole

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BEST OUTDOOR GEAR/ FITNESS STORE

Adventure Outdoors From crossbows and face paint to hoodies and sweatshirts, this outfitter has your adventure needs covered. 2500 S. Cobb Dr. SE. AdventureOutdoors.us BEST WINE/LIQUOR STORE

Smyrna World of Beverages Expect a wide selection of imported and domestic wine, beer and liquor here. And based on your palate, the staff will point you in the right direction. 4474 S. Cobb Dr. SE. (770) 431-9599

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Burger Park Let your pup roam free at this off-leash dog park that features one area for dogs under 30 pounds and another for larger pets. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs to relax in while Fido plays. 680 Glendale Pl. SmyrnaCity.com

Paws Amore Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Have a skittish pooch? This group offers a free meet and greet to help anxious pets get to know their walker or sitter. 1264 Concord Rd. SE. (770) 722-3120 | PawsAmore.com

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Happy Paws Pet Camp This company prides itself on a no-cage policy. Dogs are allowed to play in pools or relax watching “doggie” movies. 3990 Atlanta Rd. SE. HappyPawsPetCamp.com

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Family Thyme

Robyn McGhee and daughter Amara McGhee opened RAG thyme salon to provide a multicultural hair care experience for their clients. The Aveda Concept Salon offers a spa-like setting with plans to expand its space and its services.

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always been her dream,” says mom Robyn McGhee. In addition to the money she had saved, Amara received an inheritance from her grandfather. But at 16, she still needed her mother’s help to launch a business.

An important focus for the co-owners has been to develop a multicultural salon where L TO R: AMARA AND ROBYN MCGHEE stylists are available to work on all textures of hair. Growing up biracial (her mother, Robyn, is white, and her father is black), Amara was always challenged with finding the right hair solutions for her tousled tresses. So she found herself hopping from one stylist chair to the next. Thus, Amara’s vision for her salon was specific—it had to offer hair care for all like sew-in weaves and keratin treatments.

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Additionally, the duo decided that RAG thyme should be an Aveda Concept Salon. Since Amara’s previous assistantship had taken place at an Aveda salon and Robyn had used the products for a decade, it naturally made the most sense. “Aveda truly is an experience; it’s not just a brand. It feels good. It smells good,” Robyn says. Plus, the brand’s eco-friendliness, customization and give-back initiatives won them over as well. As for the salon’s name, the co-owners chose RAG in honor of Robyn’s father, Robert Albert Germany, whose monetary donation served as an investment in the salon. And “thyme” recognizes the health benefits of the herb and is on brand with Aveda’s plant-based products. The 1,100-square-foot shop is filled with a fun and diverse staff. “It’s [about] creating that dynamic team and having the right vibe,” Robyn says. “I’m so fortunate to be able to say, ‘This team works.’ They’re multicultural; they feed off each other’s energy.”

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For Robyn, the logical move was to purchase a salon where Amara could continue her work as an assistant and begin training at the Aveda Institute. In February 2018, the mother-daughter team took over an underperforming, eightchair salon in Austell and set about transforming it into RAG thyme salon. “She’s very driven,” says Robyn, who works as a nanny in the daytime. “I just made her dream come true.”

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In choosing to be an Aveda Concept Salon, the McGhees found the brand’s inspiring fundraising efforts as important as its products. “Aveda is all about giving back, so they do a lot of fundraisers and special projects,” says Robyn. RAG thyme has made giving back a core value, too. Each month, the salon selects nonprofits like Dads Against Drunk Driving (DADD) and

And she already has plans for expansion. The area where the salon is located includes a massage spa and a nail salon. By fall, Robyn projects to open a spa in the plaza’s adjoining suite to provide aesthetic treatments like lashes, injectables and fillers, facials and more. “We’re really trying to make this entire strip about you.”

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Despite the demands of owning a salon, Robyn does a nice job of multitasking between this and her nanny position in Smyrna. The Vinings/ Smyrna area will always have a special place in Robyn’s heart because she got engaged to Amara’s father at Old Vinings Inn. Today, mom and daughter enjoy frequenting Vinings Jubilee and Smyrna Market Village, as well as their new favorite, Porch Light Latin Kitchen.

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which it matches 100 percent. Additionally, a percentage of the salon’s income goes directly to a specific local mission, and public 20 percent discount every day. “It’s important to give back because it’s the right thing to do and the core of who we are.”

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With the right team and salon aesthethic, (Robyn and Amara undertook an extensive revamp of the space upon moving in) RAG thyme is spalike with a crystal chandelier, soothing music, and a statement wall with waterfall. “We have so many repeat guests that come in here and are in awe because we’ve done a total renovation of the salon,” Robyn says.

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Richard Sullivan AT H L E T E • PA I N T E R • M E M O RY P R E S E RV E R

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Many former professional athletes turn to coaching as a way to stay connected to their passion. Former Atlanta Braves minor league pitcher, Richard Sullivan was able to turn to art. The player’s fluid watercolor portraits and paintings adorn the walls of SunTrust Park, the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. From a close-up of Hank Aaron moments away from swinging the bat, to Bobby Cox chatting on the mound, Richard’s paintings make viewers feel as though they have quietly slipped into a private world only players occupy.

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It’s a world Richard can paint so clearly because it’s one he’s experienced firsthand. While his professional baseball career didn’t begin until he was 21 as a junior at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), it’d been a lifelong hobby. He spent five seasons with the Atlanta Braves and shared locker rooms with first baseman Freddie Freeman, outfielder Jason Heyward, and more. As a kid, baseball always came first, but sketching was a close second. “Art was always something I’d do naturally. If I had downtime, I would pick up a pencil and draw,” Richard says. As his years on the team began to wind down, art began to take center stage as his next great love. In 2014, he went back to SCAD to finish his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. He decided to pursue painting full-time at his Louisville, Kentucky studio and stayed in touch with the Atlanta sports scene. While playing is something he misses, he relishes the opportunity to stay connected with the game. “I miss it every day. I think that’s why I’m painting so many athletes right now,” he notes. “Creating artwork and working in watercolor, in particular, makes me feel alive the way playing baseball did. I love waking up every day and working on something new and exciting.” Today, he routinely visits the city to see friends and watch the Atlanta Braves play in their new home. When in Vinings, he loves to grab a bite at Achie’s and The El Felix. RichardSullivanIllustration.com

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Margaret and Natalie Keng A S I A N C U I S I N E E X P E RT S • T E A C H E R S • F O O D H I S T O R I A N S By Stacy Moser

Natalie Keng thinks food gets people talking. “Food is a gateway,” she explains enthusiastically. “We all love to eat, right? In the Chinese culture in particular, people connect through food.” She sees breaking bread with others (or, as she says, “breaking egg rolls!”) as a simple act that can have far-reaching implications. Natalie and her mom, Margaret Keng, have made it their mission to encourage strangers to come together to exchange ideas, to create a sense of community—all while learning to cook. “Even with the craziness around us these days,” Natalie explains, “we think it’s important for people to sit down, eat great food, and talk about family and history and community.” Their business, Chinese Southern Belle, offers cooking classes at The Cook’s Warehouse, on-site food demonstrations for private or corporate gatherings, and Asian supermarket tours.

Of course, if you’re going to encourage stimulating conversation, serving up scrumptious food is imperative. “We came here from Taiwan,” Margaret explains, “and L TO R: MARGARET KENG AND NATALIE KENG my husband started a successful restaurant in the Cumberland Mall back in the 1970s—Egg Rolls by Keng.” “IT’S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO SIT She says their family learned to use Southern ingredients, DOWN, EAT GREAT FOOD, AND TALK but with an eye to their Chinese culinary heritage. “In our ABOUT FAMILY AND HISTORY AND classes, we show how easy it is to make Asian food. You may COMMUNITY.” —NATALIE KENG not have an Asian market near you, but you can use a variety of fresh, locally grown ingredients, like collard greens, rutabaga and catfish. We specialize in demystifying Asian food.” Now, in addition to teaching classes, the duo has met demand for their delicious, all-natural, familyrecipe sauces by bottling them for sale at Kroger and Whole Foods Market. The pair sources local ingredients at Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market on Spring Road. Natalie chuckles, “When we first heard about ‘farm-to-table’ cooking, my mom was puzzled. She said to me, ‘What’s so new about that? The Chinese have been doing farm-to-table for a few thousand years.’” ChineseSouthernBelle.com

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Natalie’s keenly aware of the role agriculture plays in our society, with a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard and due to her service in local elected office. “I want to make people aware of the connections between our food and access to it, issues about transportation and agriculture– what you’re eating and who grew it.”

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Countertop Basics All About Granite & Quartz

• Granite is a natural material. It is mined, and like any natural rock, there are variations in the appearance of the slabs. It can stain or crack if care is not taken, and it must be sealed periodically. • Quartz is a manufactured product, and therefore has a more consistent appearance than granite. Quartz is made from quartz dust and resin, so it is nonporous and requires no sealing. We are seeing a migration away from granite, as many clients tell us, “I want something different.” While the starting price point on granite is lower than on quartz, there is a much wider price range on granite. Granite pricing is generally based upon availability/scarcity of the stone. Where the stone is quarried also affects the

pricing, as granite that comes from deeper beneath the earth’s surface makes it more rare and more costly. You may be wondering about marble. Marble is much more porous than most granite, and therefore requires more vigilant maintenance and sealing. Today’s quartz offers an extremely realistic marble visual and is much easier to take care of in a heavyuse area like a kitchen, so many homeowners choose quartz. Design Tip When choosing countertop colors, consider your kitchen’s lighting. If your kitchen has little or no natural light, select a color that has a significant amount of white, gold or light-colored specks. Dark colors like deep blue, mahogany and black look best in areas that receive substantial light. Come by today and let the Enhance Design Consultants help you select the perfect new countertops for your home!

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Are new countertops something your home needs? The popular choices currently are granite and quartz. What are the differences between the two?

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