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Lifestyle Letter

Hello Alpharetta!

SEPTEMBER 2017

Photography Fredrik Brauer

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hen big-time Atlanta fashion journalist and entrepreneur Tova Gelfond (Eide Magazine) paused for a minute to become a mother, we coyly asked if she'd be willing to join our fashion issue as a guest editor. Between moving house (she moved from Sandy Springs to Grant Park recently) and welcoming the precious Ayla, Tova explored a fall fashion outlook for us. Lucky you! Enjoy Tova's picks and look for more from her (if we're really lucky). We've also shopped ITP and nearby here OTP to hand pick some favorite fall finds.  Post yours on our Facebook page and let's see your style!

We're gearing up for Polo in the Pines, October 7 and 8, one of our favorite events of the year. As media sponsor, we work closely with the founders and organizers to help them fill the field with supporters like YOU. Consider joining as a sponsor or spectator as we raise funds for CHOA.  Enjoy this issue and stay beautiful!

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Departments 10

Around Town

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Faith Reflections

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Local’s Choice

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Giving Back

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Hot Spot

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City Scene

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Driver’s Notebook

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Realty Report

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

22 Take on Texture

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AROUND TOWN

NEW FOOD Looking for a new neighborhood spot for lunch or dinner, or just have a taste for kabobs and aromatic spices, try the new delicious spot in Johns Creek, Kabob-ish. This is their second location to the original location in Duluth. The food at Kabobish is designed specifically for the health conscious. Kabob-ish chefs carefully craft each and every dish with authentic spices that cater to all tastes. Whether you are in the mood for fish, chicken, beef or lamb, their dishes satisfy your craving with delicious foods skillfully prepared in a clay oven, the

CLASSIC CAR SHOW Join The Cottage School (TCS) for the annual Cougar Classic Car Artisan Market, Bike and Car Show on Saturday, October 7, from 11 a.m.

Tandoor, or over an open-fire grill. In addition, they have a event hall connected to the restaurant which will seat up to 125 people and are booking family celebrations and corporate holiday gatherings now! 10900 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. Kabob-ish.com

to 3 p.m., held on the TCS campus located at 700 Grimes Bridge Rd. in Roswell.  The car show, featuring classic cars and bikes will also offer food trucks, entertainment and arts and crafts for sale.   Admission and parking are free.  For more information visit CottageSchool. org. Last August, TCS expanded its program by adding a 4th and 5th grade class.  TCS offers a unique program that focuses on small class sizes, a collaborative student/teacher environment and a work-based model that promotes self-advocacy and fosters self-confidence.   TCS provides an accredited academic college preparatory curriculum that meets Georgia graduation standards and HOPE scholarship requirements.   Experiential classes and clubs include archery, drama, forensics, and horticulture, and many others.  The school’s 23-acre Roswell campus includes computer and science labs, a multi-purpose athletic and performing arts facility, indoor and outdoor classrooms, and trails

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in their daily lives. With the daily stress of work, many people lose

healthcare to catering. With over 1000 visitors to this event, participants

sight of what is most important in life: their bodies. When the stress

and exhibitors build new business relationships and extend current

builds up, people start to eat the stress away leading to an unhealthy

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on this event, contact Robin Buckley at 770.495.0545.

Fit aims to break this awful habit by applying better life choices little by little through awareness of the problems and education on how to resolve these issues. They hold events like field days, yoga sessions, and meditation sessions to teach new and fun ways to keep your body healthy. By teaching these activities, they aim to prevent future complications to live a long and happy life. In the end, it’s your body so love it! For information on how you can support their cause, check out their website WholeFitInc.org or call 678.276.6895.

GREAT GIRLFRIENDS GET-AWAY Girlfriends unite in 2017 for The Home Ranch’s “Experience Yoga and Horses” retreat guided by horsewoman Tammy Pate and yoga instructor Janice Baxter. The sessions will include their Traditional week, October 1 to 7 and their Intensive week, October 8 to 14. The second week is being offered for the first time to a smaller group of participants seeking more one-on-one

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Northside Hospital Foundation will host the Wine, Women & Shoes fund-

trian yoga classes with Janice and personalized horsemanship and riding

raiser at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead to raise money for the Leukemia and

instruction from Tammy. Each of the participants is assigned their own

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horse for the week and will enjoy daily rides through the beautiful Elk River

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noon starting at 2 p.m. with wine tastings from California vintners, savory

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And don’t let your chardonnay get in the way of your chance to win over $10,000 in gifts with the Keys to the Closet raffle! Dress to impress for the “Best in Shoe” contest, flirt with the Wine Women & Shoes famous “Sole Men,” a silent and live auction and take in high-style at our runway fashion show by Tootsies.  Tickets are $150 for general admission and $250 for VIP. WineWomenAndShoes.com/Atlanta 

BUSINESS EXPO Sponsored by Emory Johns Hospital, the 6th Annual Johns Creek Chamber Business Expo will be held Friday, September 29, at Perimeter Church in Johns Creek. The exhibit hall opens its doors at 10 a.m. Over 100 exhibitors come together under one roof to display their products and services. Business of all sizes participate in this annual networking event. The Expo brings in a cross-section of businesses ranging from 12

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Faith Reflections

POLO IN W

hen sisters Saville and Lilia Sullivan were each diagnosed with different types of brain cancer within three weeks of one another, founders of the Atlanta-based Polo

in the Pines organization felt called to help. Polo in the Pines exists to fund specific cancer research and provide family support through an annual charity partner and beneficiary. Saville, 20, and Lilia,17, have spent the last year courageously facing surgeries and treat-

ments side-by-side at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Emotionally and dutifully called, Polo in the Pines selected the Sullivan sisters to be their 2017 honorees with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as the beneficiary to raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research.

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THE PINES ARTICLE MARGARET SULLIVAN | PHOTOGRAPHY FREDRIK BRAUER

The organization’s annual charity polo

As this year’s charity weekend nears,

weekend will take place at the Atlanta Polo

the mission of Polo in the Pines inspired

Club on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday,

local businesses to help further the cause.

October 8. The lively two-day fundraiser will

Specifically, Granite Telecommunications, a

be filled with inspiration, polo tournaments

communications services provider for busi-

and delicious food and cocktail samplings.

nesses, and Kendra Scott at Avalon took

Guests of Saturday’s elegant, high-style

action to raise awareness and funds for the

event will enjoy an incredible silent and live

organization. Granite Telecommunications

auction, champagne sabering and the iconic

prioritizes philanthropy within the company

“stomping of the divots.” On Sunday, the

and organized a “Wear Jeans to Work Day”

Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival brings the best

allowing employees to pay to dress down

of Atlanta's brunch restaurants competing

at the office. From their comfort-inspired

for your vote to win the "Best Brunch Bite."

fundraiser, the company raised over $5,600

Emmy winner and celebrity chef judge Lara

that will go directly to Polo in the Pines.

Lyn Carter will join to reveal the winners.

Additionally, Kendra Scott, a jewelry com-

In May, Polo in the Pines officially estab-

pany built on family, fashion and philanthropy,

lished the Sharon McCollum Knight, Polo in the

hosted a Kendra Gives Back party in honor

Pines Pediatric Cancer Research Fund with the

of Saville and Lilia. Employees of the Kendra

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation.

Scott store at Avalon learned about Saville

Sharon, who lost her battle to cancer in July, is

and Lilia’s story, invited the girls to design

the mother of Polo in the Pines founder Tina

their own unique jewelry pieces and hosted a

Fowler and was the initial inspiration for Polo in

special evening of shopping for the girls, their

the Pines. The purpose is to focus funding on

friends and family. Through this evening of

specific cancer research imperatives to bring

giving, the store donated 20% of jewelry sale

tangible results. In honor of Saville and Lilia, the

proceeds to benefit Polo in the Pines. Drawing

2017 Polo in the Pines proceeds are dedicated

nearly 50 attendees, Saville and Lilia’s Kendra

specifically to pediatric brain tumor research.

Gives Back Party raised nearly $3,000.

Dr. Tobey MacDonald, Director and Aflac Chair,

Tickets for the Polo in the Pines Charity

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program, leads

Polo Weekend are currently available! For

the brain cancer research program and the

more information on tickets, sponsorship

collaborative efforts of Georgia Tech, Emory,

opportunities, the 2017 honorees and bene-

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and others

ficiary, see PoloInThePines.com. For more

who contribute to this critical mission.

information on how you can be part of Polo in the Pines, please contact Margaret Sullivan at margaret@polointhepines.com. Lifestyle Publications is the proud media sponsor for the third year. September 2017 | AlpharettaLifestylePubs.com

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Fall Fest Fun ARTICLE KARYN WOFFORD

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he 12th Annual Scarecrow Harvest Event will take

Local sponsors donate gift cards and class parties

place September 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in down-

to be awarded to the winning scarecrow constructors.

town Alpharetta. Smokejack will be onsite, selling

Sponsorship is a great opportunity for local businesses to

delicious hotdogs, perfectly smoked barbecue sandwiches

be recognized by the community; participants will also be

and other tasty fare, while an assortment of fall treats will

featured on the city website. Last year’s local Alpharetta

also be available. Festivities include hayrides, bouncy

sponsors included the Alpharetta Business Association, the

houses, face painting, music, historical demos, and story-

Alpharetta Farmers Market, Bagel Boys, Flywheel Sports,

telling. All of the free fun will celebrate the hard work from

Jill’s Cupcakery, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, Nothing Bundt

local elementary schools and businesses, who have created

Cakes, Saima Jewett Photography and Wildflour.

artistically adorable scarecrows that will line the downtown streets through the entire month of October.

A portion of this year’s sponsors include the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Coldwell Banker, Hiser

Community schools have been encouraged to partici-

Orthodontics, Keller Williams and Providence Bank. The

pate in filling Alpharetta with Halloween spirit through cre-

Alpharetta Farmers Market and Flywheel Sports will con-

ative, life size structures that display a unique theme. Last

tinue their community generosity by teaming up with the

year, the "One in a Minion" scarecrow from Ms. Sexton’s

Scarecrow Harvest Event again.

Cogburn Kindergarten class, and the "Ewoks Read

The Scarecrow Harvest Event is a completely com-

Too" scarecrow by Mrs. Campbell’s class at Crabapple

munity-driven celebration with city staff and community

Crossing Elementary were among the many elaborate

groups volunteering their time to reward the kids and

and fun favorites! Ms. King’s class from Birmingham Falls

kick off the Halloween season for the people of beautiful

took home the “Best Personality” award, while Ms. Key’s

Alpharetta. The Young Men’s Service League (YMSL),

Alpharetta Elementary class nabbed the “Tech Crow”

YMCA, and Milton High School Interact Club have

first prize. Ninety scarecrows from 15 schools flooded

served as volunteers for the event in the past. The com-

the streets of historic downtown in 2016. Scarecrows are

munity effort and feeling of togetherness is truly what

left in their assigned spots, adding community-fueled

makes this a magical fall day.

festiveness during the Halloween season.

While the day’s earlier activities begin to merge over to the night’s upcoming events, visit the Farmers

The 2017 winners will be announced the day of the event,

Market and browse their vast selection of vendors.

at noon, by a city council member. Five to 10 winners are

Everything from fresh produce, sweet treats, home

selected from the following categories:

goods and body products are brought to you by locals

Best Constructed

who are experts in their craft.

Most Creative

Best Personality

will feature music, street dancing, a variety of food from

Best Tech Crow (Creative technology incorporated theme)

local restaurants, as well as a diverse craft beer selec-

Sch"cool"est (Scarecrow with the most participating classes)

tion, of course! Individual tickets or entire tables can be

That night, the Brew Moon Fest will take place, and

purchased in advance. Some of the scarecrows will receive honorable mentions,

Come out and mingle with the community, bond with

because there are just too many awesome ones to only high-

your family, eat awesome food and get into the autumn

light a handful! Every year, each class puts considerable effort

frame of mind! The fun will go on rain or shine. For more

and creativity into their scarecrow, and it certainly shows.

information, visit the city website at Alpharetta.ga.us .

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Can Shine is a non-profit organization that inspires those with disabilities to grow through gaining skills in movement and play. Each disability is unique, and dedicated people work with these fighters to help them achieve their personal goals.

Center, an indoor environment which created

"Being a police officer is hard work, and

iCan Shine has developed programs which

a great escape from the heat for all involved.

getting to spend a week doing this camp

other places can choose to host; iCan Bike is

"During iCan Bike, participants are fitted with a

is an awesome reminder of why most of us

one of the spin off camps that uses a support

specially adapted bicycle, which they practice

entered this profession in the first place: to

group of community volunteers. Through a safe

on until they are eventually ready to ‘graduate’

raise the quality of life of all of the citizens

and encouraging environment, it’s an oppor-

to their own personal, two-wheeled bicycle,

that we come into contact with," says Clay.

tunity for disabled individuals to learn how to

without the need for adaptive devices," says

"The camp is an amazing opportunity for

ride a conventional, two-wheel bike. Research

Officer Amanda Clay of Alpharetta Police

families of those with special needs to meet

shows a majority of those with Autism and

Department’s Bike Patrol Unit.

one another and form friendships that last

iCAN BIKE CAMP

Down’s Syndrome never learn to ride a bike.

Roswell,

a lifetime. It also teaches those with special

By breaking up goals into smaller bits that can

Milton, Sandy Springs, and Brookhaven police

Members

of

the

Alpharetta,

needs how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle

be achieved a little at a time, participants develop

departments, the Alpharetta Rotary Club, Bike

without the need for adaptive devices. This

"a sense of iCan." Camps and other programs like

Alpharetta, and the Young Men’s Service League

means that for some families, they can ride

this help build recreational skills that inspire indi-

pulled together to make it a spectacular week.

bicycles together for the first time ever.

viduals with disabilities to get out there and con-

"Jadon was 8 years old when we went last

Those of us who have never struggled learn-

quer tasks they once thought were impossible.

summer," says his mother, Tovi M. Ringland. "It's

ing to ride a bicycle might take this simple

By the end of the week, 80 percent of students

hard to put into words how much we appreci-

act for granted, but for those with special

can successfully ride. And learning to ride a bike

ated this program and all it did for him. At the

needs, riding a bicycle can open up a whole

is quite the appropriate summer activity!

end of the week, Jadon was able to balance and

new world and level of independence. "

Volunteer “spotters” guide pupils around on specialized bikes, keeping riders stable,

ride." Ringland hopes Jadon, who has autism, can attend the camp again, in the future.

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gram, and tuition for people who can't afford it.

Community donations fund the entire pro-

until they are comfortable to push beyond their current limits. Appropriate precautions are taken, and training is specific to what

Self-esteem is a crucial part of life, and the

The Alpharetta Rotary, Publix, Bike Alpharetta,

each person needs. Since 2007, 20,000

socialization and accomplishment that comes

The Cooler, and Comfort Inn-Alpharetta are

people with a variation of disabilities have

along with events like iCan Bike can be a

local supporters. Individuals can donate

learned to ride through the program.

substantial tool for building that confidence.

online at ICanShine.org/make-donation.

"The looks on the faces of the riders, as well

Be sure to select the Alpharetta camp!

as those of their family members, when they

Volunteering at your local camp can be an

For the third year in a row, Alpharetta

learn to ride are truly priceless, and why the

enriching way to “give back” as well. It’s an excit-

hosted the iCan Bike camp, from July 17-21. The

members of the Bike Patrol Unit seek to host

ing five days for everyone involved, filled with

fun took place at The Cooler Alpharetta Skate

this amazing event," adds Officer Clay.

laughs, play and plenty of triumphant moments.

OUR LOCAL CAMP

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WHAT’S W

inter is coming...and your wardrobe

will be ready with these trends that will

have you looking stylish from the first sign of leaves falling all the way through the new year.

ARTICLE TOVA GELFOND

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BIKER BINGE

The popular biker jacket from last winter is not going anywhere. In fact, it’s getting amped up a notch with leather and pleather outerwear inspired with more patterns, stitching and feminine touches. Be experimental with your moto manifesto by throwing a classic leather jacket over a maxi dress or jumpsuit. Bring in other expedition elements though leather biker boots and metal studs. Leather Biker Jacket, $280, Abercrombie & Fitch. FRYE Phillip Studded Harness, $318, Frye Atlanta 22

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SHOW ‘EM YOUR STRIPE S

Stripes remind us of faraway places, like nautical navy lines that take you to beaches unknown. But this season’s stripes are not in the norm — they’re gutsy, bright and come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Having bold lines on your fashion pieces this season will not only amplify your look, but can accentuate your body. Use slenderizing vertical streaks to show off your curves and whittle your waist. Or use horizontal bars to enhance your bustline or hip area. Alfani Striped Tunic Shirt, $79.50, Macy’s. Betsey Johnson Embroidery Backpack, $118, Macy’s. Whitby Maryamana Clutch, $485, Whitbyhandbags.com

Atlanta-born-and-bred writer, editor, entrepreneur and passionate do-gooder, Tova Gelfond has over 10 years in the publishing and agency industries. Over that time she has founded her own print and online publications, managed and produced magazines for other brands and has written for various local and national pubs such as O:The Oprah Magazine, Women’s Health & Fitness and The Huffington Post, to name a few. When she’s not building businesses, or scouring the web for the perfect outfit, she spends her spare time loving on her daughter, husband, dog and two cats. Lifestyle Publications is thrilled to have Tova providing our fashion forecast. TovaGelfond.com CONTINUED >

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WHATS NEXT (CON TI N U ED)

TURN ON THE TEXTURE S

Fall fashion textures are like an epic mashup of textile’s greatest hits. Velvet has made its return to the limelight to critical acclaim, but is more elevated than last season. The soft, crushed fabric can be found with patterns, shoes and accessories, and worn with suedes and silks. Full lace and mesh will be big as well, carrying from the summer into the winter season and you can wear it in any way, from headbands to handbags. Lace Shift Dress, $68, Abercrombie & Fitch. Jeffrey Campbell Taggart Boots, $185, Nordstrom. Rebecca Taylor Slub Suiting Jacket, $575, Rebecca Taylor

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HEAVY METALS

Partially part of an ’80s revival, and also due to a general obsession with shine, metallic fabrics and accessories will steal the spotlight with golds, pewters, silvers and bronze. Don’t be afraid to have fun with these tinny tones even in a casual getup. Metallic sneakers pair perfectly with a disco-ball top or muted dress. However you want to represent this lustrous trend, it’s hard to go wrong, so fully embrace this glitteratti statement. FRYE Lena Harness High, $258, Frye Atlanta. Kendra Scott Kriss Bangle Bracelet Set in Mixed Metals, $85, Kendra Scott. INC Aislynn Clutch, $89.50, Macy’s

CONTINUED >

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WHATS NEXT (CON TI N U ED)

COLLAR CHAMELE ON

This fall, it’s all about the neckline, and you can do better than the average turtleneck. Victorian collars with Shakespeare-era ruffles have donned the runways, and it doesn’t stop there. From oversized lapels and lacy ribbons to bows, bows and more bows, feel free to have fun while covering your decollete. And perhaps the best part? You don’t have to worry about a necklace when go you all in on the collar-centric style. Rebecca Taylor La Vie Indochine Dress, $375 Satin Jacquard Scarf Top, $275, both Rebecca Taylor

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EMBROIDER ME THIS

Embroidery and embellishment made a splash this summer, and it’s here to stay. The rich stitching and panel detailing draws in the eye, and aren’t limited to florals. Though there’s nothing wrong with romantic red roses and other blooming prints, this fall’s take on embroidery includes anything that gives attention to appliques. Charter Club Embroidered Top, Macy’s. Rebecca Taylor Embroidered Lace Top, $395, Rebecca Taylor September 2017 | AlpharettaLifestylePubs.com

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FA ITP & OTP V E S FAVES W FA VES

e are spoiled living in such an energized fashion market, with a deep and diverse

brick-and-mortar retail scene. We love shopping near home, hitting the pavement after a coffee with friends and making a day of it. And, while sometimes surfing around online for steals works sometimes, there's nothing like a day at the mall, downtown or in one of Atlanta's fabulous pocket communities.  You've heard it here before...Shop Locally!

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Lena Larose Boutique's Raquel Allegra in a Cinched Silk Tank and Golden Goose Cheetah Superstar Sneakers Mention you're a friend of Alpharetta Lifestyle and get 15% off at Lena Larose!

Elk Head Clothing at Ponce City Market recently introduced Selvedge Denim to their collection of men’s clothing and accessories. The jeans, which are available in 3 styles and woven in Milan, Italy are not only stylish but also comfortable. These go-to jeans are a necessity to sport at fall football games and tailgates.

The ATL sweatshirt at Citizen Supply in Ponce City Market is hand-made, comfortable and a slim fit. Made of a French Terry fleece material, the sweatshirt is great for fall nights by the fire, a sporting event or running errands on the weekends. Show your colors! CONTINUED >

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MOR FAVE MO FAV This is a timeless shirt dress with a touchable crinkled gauze texture in a modern maxi length. It comes with a simple self-belt. Savannah Dress. Soft Surroundings, Avalon and The Forum on Peachtree Parkway

Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Cheetah Superstar Sneaker from Lena Larose Boutique

A must have for frequent travelers and commuters, the Bianca by Alles Bags easily converts from a chic handbag to an ultra functional backpack with an extra storage compartment using the brand's one of a kind "Zip-Off Box" feature. Available for $145 at AllesBags.com. 32

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RE R EE S ES Julie Front Zip boots can handle you on your toughest days as they are made from a washed moto-inspired full grain brush off Italian leather with the softest handle. This pair is detailed with an oversized zipper closure at front to replace fussy lacing. The chunky rubber sole, Goodyear welted construction, pull tab and collar make them feel incredibly comfortable. The Frye Company’s Atlanta flagship store is located in Ponce City Market, one of Sue's fave shopping destinations.

Scarci’s fall collection is designed for these slightly changing weather conditions where day time is still warm but evenings are cool. What better way to do this transition than a great quality lightweight linen or a fantastic cotton / silk blend polo under a lightweight blazer. Scarci.com

We're digging the pieces by Zac Posen, Creative Director for the Brooks Brothers Women’s collection. "She is confident, strong, but always feminine,” says Zac. LIKE. Brooks Brothers at Avalon.

Veronica Beard Scuba blazer with zip in sweat shirt dickey. You read it right! sweatshirt dickey! At Lena Larose Boutique. In 2006, Christian Mack  honed her keen eye for fashion and love of style to open  Lena Larose, a contemporary lifestyle boutique named for her grandmother.  9700 Medlock Bridge Rd. Suite 117 Johns Creek September 2017 | AlpharettaLifestylePubs.com

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EASY MEALS ARTICLE ASHLEY CAMERON CURTIS

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usy moms and dads can always use some help in the kitchen, especially during the hectic back-to-school season. 

Stephanie and Ken Wright, a Forsyth County-based couple with a passion for food and family, offer up just the solution. Their company, Dinner A'Fare, which is headquartered in Suwanee, delivers fresh, healthy meals ready to assemble in a few simple steps and designed to please the whole family.  Many locals  are familiar  with Dinner A’Fare as a former nationwide franchise with a strong presence in metro Atlanta.  Customers would visit the stores and prepare their own fresh, healthy meals to take home freezer-ready. Now, Dinner A'Fare is the only company to evolve from a meal-assembly concept to a meal-delivery service while still holding true to its core -- simple, fresh and delicious.  Delivery is currently available throughout metro Atlanta, and customers are served nationwide by shipping. “Some of my favorite childhood memories involve growing fresh foods on my grandparents’ farm in North Carolina,” comments Stephanie Wright, co-founder of Dinner A’Fare. “Our goal is to make quality meals accessible and convenient for everyone.  By taking care of all the shopping, chopping and prepping, we make it faster and easier to cook for your family. Busy schedules shouldn’t keep you from enjoying delicious, homemade dinners together.” Dinner A'Fare is available on your schedule with no subscriptions. The meals arrive fresh, but are designed to be frozen and focus on center of the plate. Getting dinner on the table requires minimal hands-on time with the prep work already done. 

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The recipes are easy to understand and often require only two steps. The chef-crafted meals feature farm fresh vegetables, gourmet spices and hand-made sauces with all-natural chicken breasts, hand-cut pork chops, steaks and pork tenderloins.  “Our customers love that Dinner A’Fare meals are kid-friendly and customizable with finishing spices and sauces that can be added or left out to fit particular palates in the household,” says Wright. “We love experimenting with new flavors and adding twists to familiar recipes. The menu changes every month, and customers can select the meals they prefer.” Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs and combining backgrounds in art, food and business, the Wrights put their passion into action every day. Their Forsyth home has become the unofficial test kitchen for Dinner A’Fare, gardening and developing different menus as a family, even including their 9-year-old daughter, Geneva, in the process. “I think the company has been successful  because customers can feel that personal touch in our dinners,” says Wright.  “Helping to feed families and make mealtime special is one of our greatest joys.” Dinner A’Fare meal kits are offered in sets of 12 and designed to serve families of 2-3 or 4-6; individual servings are also available.  Each meal is packaged in one convenient parcel with every ingredient included to take up minimal space in your refrigerator or freezer.  Prices start at $189.  To learn more, visit DinnerAFare. com and follow @DinnerAFare on Instagram.

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City Scene

A Bit of Europe Nearby

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ARTICLE KARYN WOFFORD

n September 16 and 17,

fresh produce, natural home goods, flowers,

Alpharetta. For six years,

meats, baked goods and other exciting finds

The European Market on

cultivated with love by the locals. Cinnamon

Milton has been wildly popular among the

Bay Bakery, deGraan Farms Grass Fed

community, drawing in 1,500 to 2,000 peo-

Beef, Green leaf Soaps, J&J Produce, Crepe

ple over its short, two-day duration. Vintage

Cottage, King of Pops, and Fitzgerald Fruit

décor, handmade jewelry, fashion apparel

Farm are some of the irresistible vendors.

and one-of-a-kind treasures will be some

Hansel and Griddle whips up German choc-

of the unique findings among the market,

olates and other authentic treats! There are

which is described as “vintage, shabby, farm,

75+ farmers, foodies and local businesses

French, artisan and industrial.”

that will also be a part of the festivities.

During the event, a large tent will cascade

“The excitement, buzz and visual impact

down Milton Avenue from Main to Roswell

under the tent makes one feel like they have

Street, right in the heart of historic downtown,

entered a market in a foreign land. Sure to

creating a cozy market feel. “It really is a unique

provide discerning shoppers with a shop-

market and a fun shopping experience, similar

ping experience like no other market,” adds

to markets in Europe,” says Tina Soucie, Market

Soucie. “The location on Milton Avenue, in

Curator. “It is not all handmade, but woven

the historic area, is a perfect place for this

through the assortment are some very expe-

type of event. I look all year to find the most

rienced gatherers who find unique stuff. The

exciting collection of artisans, gatherers and

booths are merchandised for a big wow!” A

merchants whose sole passion is to mix old

lot goes into all the booths, which are not only

and new, to create and craft unique trea-

filled with treasures, but also decorated to add

sures for your home and you. Prepared to be

to the visual appeal of the tent’s atmosphere.

WOW’ed when you walk into the tent.”

Natalie Grace, one of the vendors, features

In past years, fiddlers or guitarists have

beautifully repurposed items with European

attended to add a little lively spirit under the

flare. At their booth, you’ll find things like shut-

big tent; nothing beats a fun day of market

ters turned into furniture, functional lamps

hunting, local food and some simplistic

made from metal scraps and unique paintings.

music. You are also welcome to bring your

Beautiful Chaos and Rochelle Nation are two

four-legged friend along as your shopping

of the jewelry crafters on site, and Tribal Chick

buddy, just be sure to bring your leash! The

and Vintage by Tosi will be featuring edgy

market will happen rain or shine, so if the

and artistic fashion. The market further fuels

clouds roll in, the market will still be hopping.

Alpharetta’s “shop local” mentality; shoppers

If you are looking for that dress or bag that

will get a taste of the very best there is in the

no one else has, want to add rich, cultural

area as vendors are carefully selected.

style to your home or perhaps just want to

It wouldn’t be a market without great

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with The European Market on Milton, offering

Europe will be coming to

get out and about, this a versatile event that

food, and I can’t think of a better fit than the

appeals to all ages.

Alpharetta Farmers Market. While the farm-

You can visit

ers market already operates every Saturday

EuropeanMarketOnMilton.weebly.com for

off of Main Street, they’ll be joining forces

additional information or to read the full list of vendors.

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Driver’s Notebook

Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD

2017 Nissan Pathfinder 4WD

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s the days begin too cool things off reaching the end of the year, inclement weather and challenging driving conditions are sure to follow. From

daily errands to family road trips, the mid-sized 2017 Nissan Pathfinder and larger Armada would certainly help take on the fall and winter seasons resourcefully, safely and comfortably. The reviewed Platinum trims Nissan provides will make traveling that much more luxurious as well.

2017 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4WD

Ever since the Pathfinder SUV was introduced to the world in 1985, it has continued to set the standard for the segment for more than 30 years. Considering its sleek exterior, chrome accents, roof rails and numerous internal upgrades, virtually everything has changed except for its regal status in the industry. The impressive 3.5-liter V6 engine and its 284 horses under the hood are controlled by the unrivaled 2WD, 4WD, and Auto Modes, plus XTRONIC CVT for smoother power transmission. Pampering accessories including heated leather seating, tri-zone automatic temperature control, BOSE Premium Audio System, sexy wood-tone trim, Bluetooth streaming, and the signature Latch and Glide technology for easy accessibility make up to seven passengers ride in style. To keep things tech savvy, one VTR jack, 12V outlets, and one 120V outlet provides electric powering for numerous devices as well. Considering the plethora of safety features such as the Around View Monitor, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Forward Emergency Braking, Nissan does a fine job maintaining Pathfinder’s legendary status at a reasonable price under 45K.  MSRP: $43,560 including destination charge and all options as reviewed  GAS MILEAGE: 19 city/26 highway/21 combined

2017 NISSAN ARMADA PLATINUM 4WD

The Armada shares many of the technological advancements the Pathfinder possesses, but is larger and packs more brawn inside and outside. Starting with the engine, the flexing 5.6-liter, 32-valve Endurance V8 engine packs 390-horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque with a 7-speed automatic transmission. This power enables drivers to haul the necessary cargo to make any trip that much more adventurous with 8,500-lb maximum towing capacity and up to 1,584 pounds of maximum payload. However, this amount of brawn comes with a cost; its only drawback is the thirsty average of 15 miles to the gallon. With its muscular frame sitting on chromed 20-inch, 8-spoke wheels, maneuvering is eased by the gracious Around View Monitor with eight sensors making up the front and rear sonar system; everything from parking to detecting objects become a lot easier especially in crowded parking lots. This luxurious vessel’s cabin is also lined with leather upholstery, plus a 13-speaker BOSE system, and hours of entertainment thanks to the two, seven-inch WVGA color displays equipped with two wireless headphones. Considering the long list of safety features, exterior embellishments and other technological enhancements the Armada delivers, anyone desiring a large SUV to literally sit them high on the throne needs to look no further. BASE PRICE: $61,735 including destination charge and all options as reviewed  GAS MILEAGE: 13 city/15 highway/18 combined

For more information, visit NissanUSA.com.

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Realty Report

Alpharetta Realty Report

Neighborhood

List Price

Sold Price

% Sold/List

DOM*

Beds

Baths

Avalon

$1,669,900

$1,857,369

111%

6

4

4

Atlanta National

$1,250,000

$1,155,060

92%

870

5

5

Echelon

$1,199,990

$950,000

79%

718

6

5

Estates at Serenity Farm

$988,000

$899,900

91%

463

5

4

Blackberry Ridge

$850,000

$882,720

104%

10

4

3

Falls of Autry Mill

$844,900

$834,900

98%

2

6

5

Glen Abbey

$824,900

$789,900

96%

30

5

5

Falls of Autry Mill

$865,000

$781,000

90%

77

5

4

Harrington Falls

$830,000

$790,000

95%

53

5

5

Avalon

$799,900

$842,971

105%

0

3

3

The Highlands

$759,888

$723,500

95%

29

6

6

Glen Abbey

$769,000

$734,500

95%

89

6

5

Canonero

$765,000

$720,000

94%

60

5

5

Ruths Farm

$759,900

$726,500

96%

35

4

3

Avalon

$725,000

$700,000

96%

21

4

3

McGinnis Farm

$700,000

$695,000

99%

4

7

6

Country Club of the South

$720,000

$655,000

91%

134

5

5

Manor North

$714,900

$729,084

101%

286

5

5

Windward

$669,900

$635,000

95%

150

5

4

East of Main

$625,900

$640,670

102%

2

3

2

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Lifestyle Calendar

September SATURDAYS

SEPTEMBER 3

MATILDA’S MUSIC UNDER THE PINES

WEEKLY WEST COAST SWING LESSONS AND DANCING

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Saturday nights. Bring your own food and drinks and enjoy a night of great

With two sets of Instructors who are sensitive to the needs of new

live music under the stars. Seating is limited so bring a chair. Dogs on a

dancers, this is a great enviornment for people new to partner danc-

leash are welcome. Cost: $20 – Advance ticket sales,  $25 – Tickets at the

ing or who have experience with other dances and are new to West

door. September 2, Michelle Malone; September 9, Breeze Kings; Septem-

Coast Swing. 6 - 6:45 Welcome and Intro to West Coast Swing - Free.

ber 16, Donna Hopkins; September 23, Diane Durrett; September 29, Miles

6 - 6:45 Foundation Building -  The Keys to Great Dancing, 6:45 - 7:30

of Stone; September 30, Villain Family.

Contemporary Patterns and Advanced Concepts, 6:45 - 7:30 Competitive Edge! For the WCS Addicts, 7:30 - 10 Swing Invasion Dance. Intro Lesson is free!  Cost $5 to stay for the dance.

NOW OPEN REGISTRATION FOR ADULT COMPUTER COURSES ROSWELL ADULT RECREATION CENTER Registration for the Roswell Adult Learning Center Fall 2017 Computer courses is open. The Learning Center provides a place where you can improve your computer skills. The lessons are designed to allow adults to learn at their own pace. 770.641.3950 or go to RoswellALC.org

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SEPTEMBER 15 - 17 37TH ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY THE GREATER AUGUSTA ARTS COUNCIL 836 REYNOLDS ST. The festival features fine arts, a crafts market, a global village and much more! ArtsInTheHeartOfAugusta.com

SEPTEMBER 15 CHUKKAR FARM T.G.I.F. CONCERTS CHUKKAR FARM POLO CLUB & EVENT FACILITY Atlanta Plays It Forward is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting worthy charitable/community organizations and causes. All concerts start at 8 p.m. on the 3rd Friday of the month through October. All concerts are “Chastain-style” so bring your own picnic basket and beverages and come prepared to have a wonderful evening under the stars.  Back by popular demand, Divas will do a repeat performance of its sell-out show. ChukkarFarm.com

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SEPTEMBER 20 GEORGIA NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION ALPHARETTA CITY HALL The Georgia Nature Photographers' Association  has started a new chapter that meets   on the 3rd Wednesday each month (except April) in the Multi Use  Room at the


City Hall. The meetings will provide opportunities to learn more on how, where, and when to use your cameras and photographic interests to shoot plants, wildlife, landscape, and other parts of our natural world.

SEPTEMBER 21 BIKE ALPHARETTA ALPHARETTA CITY HALL Join us for our THIRD THURSDAY Monthly meeting of Bike Alpharetta where we share local bicycling news, bike friendly city planning, and line up volunteers for bicycling events. Open to Public. All cycling advocates are welcome. 

SEPTEMBER 23 ALPHARETTA ART IN THE PARK DOWNTOWN This outdoor artists market features handcrafted work by local artists who create masterpieces right before your eyes. Come enjoy the pottery, woodwork, metal work, jewelry creations, handmade children’s clothing, photography, watercolor, oil, soaps and lotions, mosaic art and much more. Corner of Main Street & Milton Avenue. This is a rain or shine event.

SEPTEMBER 26 - 28 DISCOVER ADAC ADAC Explore innovative products rooted in quality, elegance and timelessness. Engage with a diverse group of the industry’s most celebrated creatives including designers, editors, manufacturers, and allied professionals. Celebrate design as only the South can with panel discussions, parties, product launches, and more. Partnerships with top design publications and organizations add perspective and inspiration for attending design enthusiasts. ADACAtlanta.com

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Parting Thoughts

DENIM FOREVER ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY EVELYN SCHLOFF

FOOD. WATER. DENIM. LET’S GET BACK TO THE ESSENTIALS. Whether it be the perfect pair of jeans or a funky new backpack,

express how denim made my models feel. Let's be real, it’s a great

there’s nothing like returning to school with an elevated style. I pres-

day when you find a pair of jeans that fit just right! I held back

ent to you the return of the eighties: denim, denim, denim! As history

when telling Emma and Alex how to pose. In this particular shoot,

tells us, this fashion garment dating all the back to the 1800s is here to

the clothes didn’t dictate the ways in which to pose. The models

stay. Lee, Levi’s, and Calvin’s audience shifted from the farmer down

were encouraged to be themselves, wearing the clothes rather

the street, to the bad boys who hung out after school, to anyone

than the clothes wearing them. After the shoot, Alex explained

who calls themselves an American. In the 1950s through the 1960s,

that “denim is so versatile! It’s easy, comfortable, and sexy!” Both

denim was associated with youth rebellion, therefore not accepted

girls agreed you can “dress it up or down”. I loved photographing

into conventional places such as schools, restaurants, and offices.

two diverse personalities. Denim brought out their inner beauty:

Today, denim jeans skirts, jackets, and hats are seen everywhere!

something that differentiates from person to person. Given that

When planning this photo shoot, I was eager to incorporate den-

denim is timeless, you can pull pieces from local thrift stores or a

im’s rich history placing my subjects in front of a vintage-like car in

parent’s closet to create your own unique look. Denim adds “flare”

the streets of my summer haunts. This setting conveyed a modern,

to any style. This year wear denim, and wear you!

yet dated feel. From their outfits to their expressions, I wanted to

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