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READERS’ CHOICE PARTY PICS

CHEF’S FAVE MAC AND CHEESE

CUMMINGS STREET MOD RENO


New Patients Welcome! Jill M. Golsen, DMD

From a simple filling to a full smile, we are here for you and your family.

2016 Past President of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

770.667.0669 • www.GolsenDental.com 3400-A Old Milton Parkway Suite 430 • Alpharetta, GA


LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2018 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | Jnewman@LifestylePubs.com

Cheers to our Readers' Choice sponsors and partners

Hello Alpharetta

WE ARE STILL REELING FROM THE SUCCESS OF OUR 2017 READERS' CHOICE AWARDS PARTY LAST MONTH. Thank you to those who came out to celebrate with us. It was an absolute pleasure to meet so many readers! The editor's job is a lonely one (oh, poor me) and I love an opportunity to chat with you and find out what you want to see in the magazine. 

EDITOR

Sue Collins | Scollins@LifestylePubs.com ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Darce Richardson | Darce.Richardson@LifestylePubs.com SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Karyn Slovin | Karyn.Slovin@LifestylePubs.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Jenny Kepano | Jenny.Kepano@LifestylePubs.com EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Kendra Gensemer

The evening was even more special because of the generous support from these valuable partners who gave door prizes for our dedicated readers and guests: Aesthetic Specialty Centre, Children’s Dental Zone, Classic Blinds and Shutters, Beauty Skin Laser, Trattoria One41, Exceptional Dentistry of Johns Creek, NLB Furniture, Goldfish Swim School, Massage Heights of Johns Creek, Deka Lash, Dream Greener Landscape, HealthSource of Crabapple, Grey Owl Mind Body, Viande Rouge, Pop’s Wine & Spirits, Gravier Center, Milton Mechanical, Hotel at Avalon, Bistro VG, Gibbs Financial Group, Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Atlanta Dental Spa. Thank you to these important sponsors: Platinum Sponsors -The Graivier Centre, Milton Mechanical. Gold Sponsors - Atlanta Dental Spa, Aesthetic Specialty Centre, DreamHouse Painting, Rhonda Shell Real Estate. Cheers to our happy hour sponsors: Tito's Vodka, Four Roses Bourbon, Pop's Wine & Spirits, Alpharetta Truck & Tap.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Dennis Malcolm Byron CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Christy Lee, Dennis Malcolm Byron, Nicole Stephens

CORPORATE TEAM

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CHIEF SALES OFFICER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR EDITORIAL MANAGER EDITORIAL

AD MANAGER AD COORDINATORS

We had a blast thanks to Viral Booth Photo Booth, Red Carpet Rentals, Peachtree Petals, Steven Charles jazz band, Lee Chadwick and everyone at Metropolitan Club.  After the big night, we kicked off our shoes and enjoyed a restful night at the gorgeous Hotel at Avalon. Those beds are

LAYOUT DESIGNERS

dreamy and the staff made us feel at home. The wood fire in the lobby is charming! Let's do it again soon! Enjoy this issue full of cool design and makers who live nearby. 

PUBLISHER SUPPORT EXECUTIVE ACCOUNTANT APPLICATION ARCHITECT WEB DEVELOPERS

Steven Schowengerdt Matthew Perry DeLand Shore Brad Broockerd Sara Minor Janeane Thompson Nicolette Martin Victoria Perry Lindsey Howard Chad Jensen Cyndi Harrington Alicia Huff Adella Wrisinger Jessica Soetaert Cyndi King Dana Rudolph Emily Stout Hailey Stepanek Melanie Carlisle Randa Makeen Michael O’Connell Scott Lavigne

xo Sue ON THE COVER We’re all about modern in

ALABAMA | ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | FLORIDA | GEORGIA | IDAHO

March! This delightful Cumming Street renovation in Alpharetta combines the creativity from

ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MICHIGAN | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA

Sue G. Collins, Editor

the homeowners and Bach Design Studio, Carlton Brown at The Contractor Crew and Amy Ferrer at Miko & Boone Home interior designs.

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Proverbs 3:5-6 Alpharetta Lifestyle™ is published monthly by Lifestyle Publications LLC. It is distributed via the US Postal Service to some of Alpharetta areas’ most affluent neighborhoods. Articles and advertisements do not necessarily reflect Lifestyle Publications’ opinions. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without written consent. Lifestyle Publications does not assume responsibility for statements made by advertisers or editorial contributors. Information in Alpharetta Lifestyle™ is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.


INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2018

FEATURES 08 Readers’ Choice Awards You voted, you partied, we share the photos.

24 Thoroughly Mod Cumming Street reno sings of modern design.

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28 Clean Now, List Later Listing tips from Rhonda Shell Real Estate pros.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

24 Open House 27 Realty Report 28 Local’s Choice 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES 1.

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Readers' Choice Awards Winners

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6,500 readers voted and we proudly announced the winners of the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards at a fabulous party at The Metropolitan Club. More than 400 readers, nominees, winners and guests enjoyed food from our favorite local restaurants and sponsors generously gave support to Hire Heroes USA. PHOTOGRAPHY CHRISTY LEE

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1. Best Dentist - Children’s Dental Zone | 2. Best Jeweler, Sabri Guven Jeweler | 3. Best Orthodontist, Jordan Orthodontics | 4. Best Specialized Dentistry  - Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery | 5. Best Endodontist - Alpharetta Endodontics | 6. Best Dermatologist - Aesthetic Specialty Centre | 7. Best Cosmetic Surgeon - The Graivier Center | 8. Best Realtor - Rhonda Shell Real Estate | 9. Best Landscaper - Dream Greener Landscape

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10. Best Med Spa - Anderson Aesthetics | 11. Best Hospital - Northside Hospital | 12. Best Painting Company - DreamHouse Painting | 13. Best Hair Salon, - The District Salon and Events | 14. Best Daycare/Tutoring - The Goddard Academy | 15. Best Veterinarian - Alpharetta Animal Hospital | 16. Best Senior Living Community - Addington Place | 17. Best Fine Dining - Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails | 18. Best Kitchen and Bath - Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery | 15. Best Veterinarian, - Alpharetta Animal Hospital | 16. Best Senior Living Community - Addington Place | 17. Best Fine Dining - Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails | 18. Best Kitchen and Bath - Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery March 2018 | AlpharettaLifestylePubs.com

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PASSION. WISDOM. RESULTS.

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Providing personal legal protection to the families of our community.


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Welcoming New Patients! At Primary Care of Milton, we are dedicated to serving the families throughout Milton and North Fulton with the highest standard of care. A proud member of the Milton community himself, Dr. Sharma offers care for adult and pediatric patients, serving with attentive, personalized care in a warm and friendly environment. Dr. Sharma offers a full range of primary care services to keep you and your family healthy, educating and empowering patients to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

• Most insurance plans accepted

Sidharth Sharma, MD Board Certified, Family Medicine

Phone: 470-639-6340 Fax: 404-250-8096

• Same-day appointments and walk-ins for sick visits • Early morning appointments available • Convenient location

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OFFICE LOCATION 980 Birmingham Road Suite 304 Milton, GA 30004

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GOOD TIMES

Readers' Choice Awards We Celebrated with tastings from our favorite local restaurants who believe that community comes first. Tito's Vodka, Four Roses Bourbon and Pop's Wine & Spirits sponsored a cocktail hour. Cheers to all the winners. PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLE STEPHENS & CHRISTY LEE

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AROUND TOWN downtown Roswell. Their style is a mix of classic and eclectic with the goal of creating unique and transitional spaces that are both beautiful and functional. The shop showcases a wide variety of furniture, accessories, art and gifts. Many of their products can be customized with a variety of finishes and fabrics, so be sure to ask an associate if you are interested in a piece. Stop by to make your house a home! Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays by appointment only. BlackDogInteriors.com

NEW FOR YOUR FACE On Tuesday, March 20, Aesthetic Specialty Centre – Plastic Surgery & Dermatology will be hosting a “Ladies Night Out” from 6 – 8 p.m. to introduce the newest products and treatments available for 2018 for the face and body. Join Dr. Marc Yune, Dr. Raven Elosiebo-Walker and their team for wine, light bites, swag bags, incentive pricing, mini consultants, drawings for products and services and  so much more. Bring a friend and you will be entered in to a special SECRET drawing. Call 770.393.9000 to RSVP today. Make sure to visit,  like and follow ASC's Facebook & Instagram pages for more infor-

BERT’S RECENT ADVENTURE

mation on this exciting event. All guest will receive a

Last month Bert's Big Adventure surprised families

$50 Gift Card to be used towards a Hydrafacial just

with a trip of a lifetime. The organization embarked on

for attending. They look forward to seeing you here.

their 16th annual trip to Walt Disney World® and after careful consideration, as well as sorting through hundreds of applications, the Bert’s Big Adventure selection committee chose 13 children and their families to be a part of this year’s trip. Bert’s Big Adventure is a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adventure, a child must be between the ages of 5-12 years old and live in “The Bert Show” listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®. To date, Bert’s Big Adventure has served nearly 200 children and their families through its trip to Disney, Fairy Godparent volunteer program and Reunion Adventures.

HELP FOR WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE BEAUTIFUL HOME

In partnership with NFCC, the Mary Joan Keeney Education Fund was established last month by vol-

Black Dog Interiors is a home furnishings

unteer job coach, Pam McKemie to assist selected

and interior design shop located in the heart of

NFCC clients achieve their educational and CONTINUED >

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The Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center of Atlanta

AtlSportsMed.com

Phone: 770-663-1100 Fax: 770-663-1001

3400-C Old Milton Parkway Suite 190 Alpharetta, GA 30005

Welcome Dr. Stephen Fisher We are excited to welcome Dr. Stephen Fisher to our practice. A board-certified physician in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Fisher brings years of experience treating patients in the Atlanta area, and uses the latest in conservative care and minimally-invasive surgery to return you to peak performance as soon as possible. Dr. Fisher is welcoming new patients, accepts most insurance plans and offers a convenient location on the Northside/Alpharetta Medical Campus.

Stephen Fisher, M.D.

We offer a full r ange of services: • Adult, adolescent and pediatric sports medicine • Joint injection ther apies and nonsurgical care • Minimally-invasive surgery for shoulder, elbow, knee & ankle injuries

• Sports-related wrist and hand injury treatment • Cartilage preservation and restor ation procedures for the shoulder, knee and ankle • Fr acture care

Please Join Us for a Complimentary Gourmet Meal DISCOVER THE NEW RULES OF RETIREMENT PLANNING

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You and up to 3 guests are cordially invited to a special Complimentary Gourmet Meal immediately following our Understanding Different Retirement Plans Workshop. These topics will be covered: • Strategies to help achieve your long-term financial goals • Options that can provide an income that you won’t outlive* • Products that keep your principal safe from market declines*

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AROUND TOWN

(CON TI N U ED)

occupational goals. The purpose of the fund is to

The BMT Program at Northside Hospital is one of

provide women interested in healthcare and mental

the largest programs in the Southeast and has seen

health careers with funding that will ultimately allow

among the best survival outcomes in the nation for

them to serve others in need of compassionate qual-

bone marrow transplants, per data released by the

ity healthcare. If you would like to learn more about

National Marrow Donor Program and The Center

the Education Program and MJK Fund, contact Eden

for International Blood and Marrow Transplant

Purdy at 678.387.4458 or Pmckemie@bellsouth.net.

Research. Seventy percent of patients nationally who need a hematopoietic cell transplant don’t have

LOCAL BUSINESS WINS

a fully matched donor, but haploidentical donors are

Customer Focused Strategies Managing Partners

readily available for nearly all such patients, accord-

Pam Lopez and Suzanne Beisner are as passionate

ing to Be The Match. For more information about the

about supporting others as they are about their cli-

Northside Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant

ents’ success. As a result, the long-time business

Program or how to support future clinical research at

partners took home a first place at the 2017 LACE

Northside, visit Northside.com/bmtprogram.

(Ladies Achieving Continuous Excellence) Awards. Created and sponsored by the Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC), the LACE Awards recognizes GWBC corporate members and certified women-owned businesses (WBE’s) for their commitment and contributions toward the success of women-owned businesses. The Alpharetta-based consulting firm specializes in Strategic Analysis & Marketing, Go-To-Market Planning, and Customer Experience

Management.

Customer

Focused

Strategies (CFS) garnered the 2017 “Trailblazer of the Year” Award in the $1-5 million annual sales category for their impactful contributions in the community, and consistent partnership and support of other WBE’s. The Trailblazer Award recognizes women who exemplify “leadership, creativity and innovation.”   

LIVE TOXIN-FREE

Rising to overlook Avalon in the heart of

Do you want to cleanse? Toxins are all around

Alpharetta, The Hotel at Avalon, which celebrated

us. From the air we breathe, the water we drink

its grand opening in January 2018, is a luxurious

and even the foods we eat. Toxic overload is caus-

destination resort that boasts a graceful, mod-

ing weight gain, obesity and accelerated aging,

ern Southern lifestyle with a contemporary twist.

making it impossible for most to maintain a healthy

Located within a walkable community of shopping,

lifestyle. Cleanse For Life is used by athletes,

dining, lodging, working, and entertaining, The Hotel

celebrities and people just like you. It is a natural

at Avalon is exactly like nothing else. Flowing from

blend of herbs and botanicals that supports the

the hotel, the new Alpharetta Conference Center

body’s natural detoxification system while cleans-

provides the area’s premier meetings and events

ing it on a cellular level. 5ForOneWellness.com

destination with 44,000-square-feet of adaptable

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event space. The 330-key hotel offers guests exclusive access to Avalon’s exquisite features including

A clinical study recently conducted by Northside

energetic green spaces, bocce courts, community

Hospital’s Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT)

swings, fire pits, and an open container policy so

Program could give allogeneic hematopoietic cell

you can sip and stroll while browsing the collection

transplant patients a better chance for a cure. The

of upscale retailers and restaurants that call the

study revealed new criteria for how physicians choose

development home. With more than 220 events

half-match (haploidentical) donors for patients who

hosted each year, Avalon is the ultimate amenity for

do not have a fully matched donor within their family.

visitors of The Hotel at Avalon.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

Mac and cheese with heart

SALT PUB CHEF SHARES HIS MOM'S RECIPE ARTICLE SUE COLLINS

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FIRED JOHN SCROGGIN LIKES IT HOT.

UP

2800 degrees, to be exact.Â

As a blacksmith, Jack heats steel and iron in his fire-fueled forge to a clay-like state so

he can move it, mold it and work it into shapes he creates for tools, historically accurate hardware and cool household items like bespoke fireplace tools, scrolled wine racks and branded bottle openers. His shop is tucked away in a wooded neighborhood in historic Roswell. He commutes from his home in Sandy Springs to the shop and to the Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody where he teaches blacksmithing. His students learn to create functional and abstract sculpture by learning to cut, hammer, shape, and weld metal. In one class, beginners leave with a ARTICLE SUE COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON 20

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10th century Viking spearhead over two fire-filled sessions. New classes begin this month (go to SpruillArts.org for details and registration).


John has been making a living as a blacksmith for more than 15 years.

include candle holders, coffee tables, fireplace tools, hanging wire

The craft industry has experienced a bit of a renaissance, gaining fans

wine racks and decorative hooks. He fabricates jewelry tools for his

through popular television series like Iron & Fire, Forged in Fire and

colleagues who teach at Spruill and takes commissions. This month,

Modern Day Blacksmith. “It’s a great time to be a blacksmith,” says John.

he’s working on strap hinges for a 19th century New England style

Most days, he’s holed up in the 20’ x 30’ shop, a double-bay

home in Tennessee and his hand-forged hardware and furniture

garage full of hand-crafted tools and his gas and coal-fueled brick-

graces historic antebellum properties throughout the southeast.

lined forge. He makes his own tools, based on historical research

Follow John on Instagram or Facbook at @BurningJForge and find

and his various project requirements. His standard production items

out about his next series of blacksmithing classes at SpruillArts.org

John Scroggin's blacksmith shop. Learn from the master at the courses he teaches at Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody.

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Thoroughly Mod CUMMING STREET RENO ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS | PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLE STEPHENS

IN THIS CUMMING STREET RENOVATION, THE ARCHITECT AND

called to the homeowners but they needed the modern aesthetic

HOMEOWNERS CREATED A MAGICAL CONNECTION BETWEEN

of Architect Magdalena Bach of Bach Design Studio, to create the

A FAMILY-FRIENDLY INTERIOR AND THE GREEN OUTDOORS.

clean lines, airiness and light space that they craved.

They chose large windows and French doors to provide pleasing

Size matters: The home is 3350 square plus a terrace level, and

views from every room to the wooded backyard with old-growth trees

sits on just under one  acre. The large gourmet kitchen opens to a

and a stream. The house’s character changed from a typical 1960’s

dining area and expansive living areas wrapped around a two-sided

ranch (dark, low ceilings, sparse windows, long halls, many small

fireplace. A screened porch offers an additional gathering space and

rooms) into a modern, airy, open space with high ceilings, skylights

a deck stretches along the length of the house, a nice perch for read-

and lots of light, while keeping the charming original fireplace and

ing and bird-watching. An oversized master suite has access to the

affording every possible view to the outdoors. The owner’s master

deck. Through the kitchen, an office sits smartly in place of the old

suite includes French doors to a deck and more serene views, a ded-

carport along with a pantry and another half-bath and a brand new

icated yoga space, giant sliding barn doors open to Zen-like hanging

garage with a mudroom. On the terrace level is an entertainment

sinks and shower room with a Japanese soaking tub. The room-sized

room, kitchen, large guest room with a bath, work room and storage.

master closet is complete with a washer/dryer for easy in-easy out.

This family home is ready for the next chapter.

Who calls this house a home: Julie & Michael are on-again-offagain empty nesters, with 23-year-old son Conor now living in the terrace level apartment while saving to start his own business.

Architect: Bach Design Studio, Magdalena Bach

Although adult daughter Kaitlin lives in Cabbagetown, she works

BachDesignStudio.com

down the street and pops in often for dinner. Their business, Edge

Builder and contractor: The Contractor Crew, Carlton Brown

Solutions, is just down the street in Old Alpharetta, located in Food

TheContractorCrew.com

Truck Alley. They walk and bike to work, the farmers market, fes-

Interior designer: Miko & Boone Home, Amy Ferrer

tivals, local stores and restaurants. The good bones of this house

MikoAndBooneHome.com

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

Clean Now,

LIST LATER 7 TIPS TO GET YOUR HOME READY TO SELL – FROM RHONDA SHELL REAL ESTATE ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS

1. CURB APPEAL – You only get one chance for a first impression so be sure the first thing prospective buyers see of your home entices them to want to see more. This includes fresh landscaping, a clean roof, and a pressure washed exterior. NINE YEARS AGO, WHEN MY HUSBAND PRESENTED THE OPPORTUNITY TO

2. LESS IS MORE - Minimize your furnishings and accessory collections and make all of

MOVE FROM OUR SMALL TOWN IN

the spaces in your home look and feel more spacious. Buyers are very visual and they will

MICHIGAN TO ATLANTA, I WAS NOT

try to see their furnishings and family in the home. Spend time cleaning out your closets.

THAT THRILLED. Not only would I have

Organized closets leave buyers with the impression that you have plenty of storage space.

to leave my job at the newspaper and say goodbye to my family and friends in our

3. CLEAN – You want your home to look clean and smell fresh. Have a professional

small town, I’d have to get our big house

cleaner do a deep cleaning including windows and carpets.

ready to put on the market. The market was not optimal and our realtor was not as

4. LIGHTING – Bright light and open windows always make the property look and feel

aggressive as we needed. I wish I would

inviting for buyers.

have had these smart tips, offered by the pros at Rhonda Shell Real Estate, to help me

5. REPAIRS - Are there any repairs that need to be addressed before placing your home on

prepare to list our home.

the market? Go through each room with a fine tooth comb and be vigilant. Look at the house

This month, as spring winks at us, per-

through the eyes of a stranger. Do all the doors open and close efficiently? Look and listen

haps you’re considering making a change.

for drips. The small crack in that one window or tile you can live with may put someone off.

If so, tear this page from the magazine (it’s ok, I don’t mind) and post it as a beacon for

6. PAINT - Update with fresh paint using neutral colors to appeal to the masses. This is

help. You can do it! And, when in doubt, call

the most inexpensive way to update and makes the biggest impact.

in design specialists like those in Rhonda Shell’s office for the very best results.

7. STAGE – A professional design specialist can enhance your home with new ideas for your furniture and accessory arrangement with tips to showcase and maximize your homes best features. Sure, watching football may be a priority, but does that big old chair make the most of your family room’s space?

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1 HANDBAG HULLABALOO InterContinental Hotel Buckhead

Join

Atlanta

Ronald

McDonald

House Charities for a night of fun and philanthropy at their Inaugural Handbag HULLABALOO! This event will help the Charity serve over 2,000 families in 2018. At this exclusive event, guests will have the opportunity to win up to 30 designer handbags simply by playing Handbag HULLABALOO! raffle games. Hors-d'oeuvres and a night of philanthropy to support Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. $100, corporate sponsorship opportunities $500 - $7,000. ARMHC.org/handbaginfo

10 SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED GALA Delta Flight Museum

Join the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance for their 8th annual gala fundraiser to support education and family healing. GAOvarianCancer.org

16 THE 2018 AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW IN ATLANTA Cobb Galleria Centre

The American Craft Show returns to Cobb Galleria Centre, where more than 230 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists will present their latest handmade creations in jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor. Show-goers will enjoy programs like Make Room, Hip Pop, Let’s Make and Style Slam. CraftCouncil.org

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MARCH

ARE YOU READY TO MOVE FORWARD?

17 ST PAT'S DAY COOKING CLASS

Publix Aprons Cooking School

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22 COLLEGE NANNIES & TUTORS RIBBON CUTTING College Nannies & Tutors

College Nannies and Tutors of Alpharetta | Johns Creek is open for business. All families are invited to their Grand Opening and ribbon cutting. Come check them out and see what they are all about. They can't wait to meet your family. CollegeNanniesAndTutors.com

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EGG HUNT North Park Softball Fields 1-4

Activities include petting zoo, photos with Easter Bunny (bring your own

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24 SHAMROCKIN’ FOR A CURE

Verizon Amphitheatre

ShamRockin’ for a Cure returns to Alpharetta to rock your night CONTINUED >

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR with great food, amazing bands, and of course dancing. Come eat, drink and help cure cystic fibrosis with a night filled with music that will rock the Verizon stage while attendees dance the night away. Regular tickets include food, beer, wine, cocktails and giveaways. The exciting live and silent auctions will be packed with something for everyone-trips, dining, adventure, jewelry, gift certificates and a raffle. ShamRockinForACure.com

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ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS | PHOTOGRAPHY FREDRIK BRAUER

MAGIC SPELLS

PARTING THOUGHTS

WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS SICK, DON’T YOU WISH YOU

that his children planted when their grandmother passed away from

HAD A MAGIC WAND TO CAST OUT THE PAIN, DISMISS THE

ovarian cancer in 2007 and chose a branch to work with. “The first

GERMS FOREVER AND BANISH THE BAD NEWS?

wand I made was very special,” says Doug. “The handle and wand

When 11-year-old Mary Tipton Carter

separate, exposing a secret compart-

("MT") of Brookhaven was at Children’s

ment that can hold a special wish or

Healthcare of Atlanta, she could have used a magic wand during her treatment for ovarian cancer. Instead, she stepped into the role of fairy godmother, constructing wands out of pipe cleaners, visiting other children who were sick, granting them a bit of hope with their own magic wand. Georgia

Ovarian

spell.” Thus the name, “MT’s Wizardly Doug Barron and Mary Tipton Carter.

Wands with Get Well Spells.”

Above, the magic wands carved by Doug and filled with "get well spells" by MT.

MT creates gift bags for children being

Now, an ovarian cancer survivor, treated at the AFLAC Cancer Center Inpatient Unit at CHOA - Scottish Rite with information about these special wands that are then distributed by the

Alliance

AFLAC Donations Coordinator. “MT

Executive Director Doug Barron heard

Cancer

hopes the wands may bring some magic,

about the young ovarian cancer patient

a smile, and some happiness into their

at CHOA and went for a visit. From there,

lives,” says Doug. Together, Doug and

the two developed a unique friendship

MT have created a magical friendship

and productive collaboration.

that proves caring and creativity can

MT is a huge Harry Potter fan and

cast spells that last a lifetime.

convinced Doug if they were going to be

Join The Georgia Ovarian Cancer

friends, he would have to read the entire

Alliance at its 8th annual fundraiser, a gala

Harry Potter series. So he did! While

to honor survivors and families on March

reading, Doug noticed a common ele-

15 at the Delta Flight Museum. Proceeds

ment in all of the stories. Every character

benefit GOCA's Education & Awareness

possessed a wand that would help them in times of need and conflict. An amateur woodworker, Doug decided to design and craft a magic wand for MT. He turned to “Nana’s Tree,” the Japanese Maple 34

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and Community Outreach Programs. Make your travel plans to join the fun for a First Class evening of dining, dancing, honoring, celebrating, and more. GAOvarianCancer.org


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