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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2018 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Karyn Slovin | karyn.slovin@lifestylepubs.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Happy May! WHEN IT COMES TO GIRLFRIENDS, I’M THE LUCKIEST. I hit the jackpot. My

Jenny Kepano | jenny.kepano@lifestylepubs.com Grisel Shtaida | grisel.shtaida@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Kendra Gensemer

first and oldest girlfriend is Nancy P. We share a birthday and met when I was 3.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Our mothers were friends, probably because they both had a boat load of kids and

Bo Gibbs, Valerie Shepherd,

husbands who worked too much. I enrolled in a small liberal arts college mostly

Maria Smith, Dennis Malcolm Byron

because Nancy was there and thought she and her room mate Diana were THE coolest: confident, funny, preppy and independent (they had a righteous stereo setup and what says “let’s party” more than Michael Jackson at full blast?). Fast forward to last month when we had breakfast together and she nonchalantly shared with me her success as a published writer and college English teacher. I still think she is the coolest and am so very proud of her. I have CrossFit girlfriends, summer/lake girlfriends, church girlfriends, journalist girlfriends, neighborhood girlfriends and sister-in-law girlfriends. We have to all work hard to stay close. It’s not easy. And, when we meet after long stretches of time apart, I’m quickly reminded who I am with their laughter and listening.

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Aubry Canales, Dennis Malcolm Byron

CORPORATE TEAM

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

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I tell my daughters (two AMAZING young women) not to expect to find everything they need in one person (boyfriend or girlfriend). But, some of my closest girlfriends sure come close to filling me right up to the brim. They make me feel like the best Sue.  In this women’s issue, I’m proud to introduce a handful of women from the community who make life brighter for everyone they meet.   I hope you’ll fill your days this month with friends who make you feel like the best you. I have a feeling you’re pretty amazing.

ON THE COVER Dreams Come True at Elite

Sue G. Collins, Editor

North Main Street #206, ElitePourLaVie.com

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2018

FEATURES 12 Best Friends in Beaufort A girlfriends getaway in the lowcountry.

22 Incredible Women Familiar faces that make us smile.

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28 I Do! Elite Pour La Vie pours on the charm and elegance.

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Lifestyle Letter

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Driver’s Notebook

28 Open House 34 Financial Buzz 36 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Local’s Choice


AROUND TOWN

ALPHARETTA CREATIVE STUDIOS AND CAFÉ The Alpharetta Creative Studios and Cafe is open, in the front building of the newly-renovated complex on Main Street. As dedicated arts patrons, the owners are seeking to join your efforts in providing our community with an atmosphere and services that enrich and expand our lives. They will be offering high-quality instruction in a variety of mediums, from painting to fashion to creative writing and culinary arts. The studio will also serve as a community space to grow and connect as patrons of the arts. The café, led by Chef Santiago Echavarria, is a place where people can come, eat delicious food sourced from local providers, and is designed to encourage strangers to become neighbors with

A CAMP FOR ALL KIDS

its community-style seating. The gallery space will

Inspired by his camp counselor experiences,

host artworks made by staff alongside local artists.

GRAMMY award-winner Zac Brown, (Zac Brown

There will be live music, lots of laughter, and unique

Band), envisioned Camp Southern Ground, a state-of-

perspectives to absorb. Alpharetta Lifestyle readers

the-art facility offering an exceptional 400-acre camp

can enjoy a 20% discount any time you provide

experience. Serving children ages 7-17 from all socio-

your office business card while dining at the café

economic backgrounds, races and religions, with activ-

for breakfast or lunch for the next 6 months.

ities to challenge, educate and inspire campers. An inclusive camp, it will bring together typically developing children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, CONTINUED >

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learning and attention issues, social or emotional chal-

FSA's third consecutive year. FSA was also honored

lenges, and those from military families. Open for seven

to have 7th grader, Richard Yu place first and sixth

weeks in summer 2018. CampSouthernGround.org.

grader, Athiwat Ackaramongkolrotn, place third against the best mathletes in the state. Seventh graders, Ethan Gao, Arnav Arora, and Kevin Yuan also won 5th place, 13th place and 15th place respectively.

SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP Our friends at the Alpharetta CVB share these tips for shopping locally, which we LOVE! Spring holidays are a great time to show your loved ones how much you care by taking advantage of the sales and deals offered at many of Alpharetta’s most popular stores! Stop by Avalon’s Kendra Scott store and pick up a necklace that mom will love on Mother’s Day or grab dad a Father’s Day gift he’ll never forget from REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods or Trader Golf. Alpharetta’s five shopping districts feature tons of options from home goods to clothing and everything in between.

STUDENT SCIENTISTS WIN Fulton

Science

Academy’s

Spring clearance sales are everywhere to help you Middle

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get ready for the new school year, your new job or

Math Team won First Place in the 2018 Georgia

impress that special someone you’ve had your eye

MATHCOUNTS Competition. Two FSA students,

on since New Year’s! Shopping tip: keep track of your

Richard Yu and Athiwat Ackaramongkolrotn, and the

purchases as you shop so you don’t go over budget

school’s Department Head and Math Team Coach,

and always remember to check online for the latest

Sema Duzyol, head to Nationals in Washington DC,

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ROAD TRIP

BEAUFORT IS FOR BESTIES

GIRLFRIEND GETAWAY IN THE LOWCOUNTRY

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS | PHOTOGRAPHY SUE G. COLLINS AND BEAUFORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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BEAUFORT, I AM QUICKLY WELCOMED BACK INTO THE FOLD. People there love the lowcountry, and are efficient with their time so that they can spend time near the water, watching sunsets and dreaming about what's possible. Many business

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owners, like the Lesesnes who own the Anchorage 1770 Inn have run screaming from the big city, to find purpose in South Carolina's shoreline and languid lifestyle.

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The historic main street is lined with sweet shops and an impressive number of really good restaurants, each with a personality that draws you in and feeds your body and soul. One morning, I biked 7 miles out along the flat country road to the Foolish Frog in Frogmore on St. Helena Island. "Hey Sue, where you been?" The proprietor had been alerted to my visit by Tim Lovett at Higher Ground, with whom I'd paddled the day before. He insisted I have the grilled shrimp for lunch. "It came off the boat 15 minutes ago just down the road." My new friends took care of me. CONTINUED >

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Tim Lovett of Higher Ground Outfitters, his pup Hobie and a log he rescued from the Intercoastal where we paddled.

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Standup Paddle or kayak with Tim Lovett, Higher Ground Outfitters. Cool outdoor gear, rentals, fun shoes, excursions 843.379.4327, HigherGroundOutfitters.com A day of paddling with Tim includes a quick 101, paddling along the city shoreline of historic Beaufort, across the Beaufort River and up the Intercoastal for lunch, then back through the serene tidal marshes for a sunset toast.

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"Our aim is to capture the incorrigible spirit and convivial atmosphere of the original Ribaut Club....In its heyday, the Club hosted performances, grand parties, dances and even gambling—a raucous getaway from buttoned-up social strictures of the time."

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Bike to the Foolish Frog in Frogmore (left) then return to the Old Bull for a reward. Cheers!

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Old Bull Tavern, a bright, bustling neighborhood pub, epicurean’s delight 843.379.2855 OldBullTavern.com Closed Mondays. The delightful locally procured menu changes with the market offerings. Sometimes really skilled bartenders are cold as ice, too busy with tinctures to chat. Not true at the Old Bull where the vibe is lowcountry warm but edgy, the conversations around the bar are elevated and cocktails tell stories.

+ STAY Anchorage 1770 Inn Anchorage1770.com 877.951.1770 Follow them on IG: Anchorage1770 Built in the 1890s, the mansion offers a colorful history, now with luxe accommodations, sprawling porches, breakfast on the front porch and bikes for exploring. Inn keepers Frank and Amy Lesesne are naturals, ready to help you retreat and unwind.

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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

Two Words: Mind Blowing 2018 MERCEDES-AMG E63 S ARTICLE DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON | PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MERCEDES-BENZ

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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ENJOY THE RUSH OF POWER A COMMERCIAL JET GIVES DURING TAKEOFF, THE ALL-NEW 2018 AMG MERCEDES-AMG E63 S EMULATES THAT SENSATION WHENEVER ITS GAS PEDAL HITS THE FLOOR. This mid-size luxury sedan remarkably saddled up 603 horses in its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine; it’s enough to make any racing enthusiast who also demands elegance tear in glee. Reaching zero to 60 mph in only 3.3 seconds paired with 627 lb-ft of exhillerating torque, the E63 S boasts the potential to blow by anything on the road. Add the Performance 4MATIC+ system complete with Speedshift MCT 9-speed transmission and all-wheel drive; high performance breaking system; a 12.3-inch widescreen digital instrument cluster vibrantly documenting all functions; and Select Sport Plus, Race, and Drift modes as options, there is virtually nothing left for the owner to yearn. Starting at $104,400, the review model exhibited a plethora of optional equipment including the PAF Acoustic Comfort package for optimal sound quality; AMG Premium Package to further enhance safety; AMG Advanced Lighting Package for heightened visibility; and the AMG Night Package for even more sexiness to the exterior. Further addressing the latter, the head-turning designo® Selenite Grey Magno shell produces the stealthy matte look only the most exotic automobiles can righteously flaunt with perfection. Evidently, Mercedes is all about consistency when it comes to the AMG collaboration, because whenever those three letters are a part of its brand, the thrills will undoubtedly follow. The E63 S is simply incredible. Oh, and there is a wagon version as well. Enter mind-blowing emoji here. Base price: $104,400; $122,060 including all options as reviewed  Gas/Electric mileage: 15 MPG city/22 highway/28 combined For more information, visit www.Mbusa.com. Visit Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead at 2799 Piedmont Rd NE, Buckhead.MercedesDealer.com May 2018 | Alpharetta Lifestyle

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Incredible Women! MEET SIX FEMALES WHO MEAN BUSINESS ARTICLE VALERIE SHEPHERD

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KATEY GRAVES, PRESCHOOL TEACHER, CREME DE LA CREME HAYNES BRIDGE

GIVING BACK: Stonecreek Church with our Elementary and Middle School students. I work with our children's worship team on Sunday mornings and lead a group of 8th grade girls on Wednesday nights. MOTIVATOR:  a swift kick in the rear. I can always depend on my family to keep me going. RECHARGING:  I love to walk, whether on the greenways, or the aisles of Target. Walking calms my mind and helps me to refocus. FAVORITE LUNCH: Smoke Jack for the best banana pudding.

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JEANNE STEWART, PRESCHOOL TEACHER, CREME DE LA CREME HAYNES BRIDGE

GIVING BACK: I have 2 children who attend Milton High School. I volunteer there when needed. I'll be helping with graduation events this May, hoping to get through it without too many tears.  MOTIVATOR: I turn to to my friends for advice or just a good strong cocktail. I moved here 12 years ago and knew one person, now I have a group of strong and dependable women by my side here in Alpharetta.   RECHARGING:  Crabapple Chase Subdivision Tennis. FAVORITE LUNCH: Flatlands Bourbon & Bayou 22

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My family is my biggest source of motivation; either with words of encouragement or


AUTHOR AND OWNER OF THE METROPOLITAN CLUB GIVING BACK: The Foster Care Support Foundation helps 500 kids/week. The Roswell Child Development Center helps poor working families get quality early ed. MOTIVATOR: I yearn to be useful and try to use my time and resources wisely to be valuable. RECHARGING: Meditation helps me find what I'm looking for. I love to cook and entertain. We live on a lake so feeling the sun on my face, looking out at the water is inspiring. FAVORITE LUNCH: Antica Posta Restaurant reminds me of being in Italy and The Lobster Bar gives out-of-town guests a cosmopolitan taste of Atlanta. CONTINUED >

MOM TO 3 MILLENIALS, FITNESS & YOGA INSTRUCTOR GIVING BACK: Georgia Equality, Pretty Girls Sweat, Essence Johnson for HD45, Stacey Abrams for Governor, Wanderlust Atlanta 108 MOTIVATOR: I attend local yoga classes because I know teachers will help me tap into my soul to get me centered and back on track with remembering who I am and what's important to me. My students motivate me, too. RECHARGING: Sitting on my favorite chair in our living/sitting room at home with the patio doors open to our deck or going for a walk around the Avalon. FAVORITE LUNCH: 3:8 Juice & Eatery forjuices and their Acai Power Bowls or Bezoria

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COSMETIC AND RESTORATIVE DENTIST, GOLSEN FAMILY DENTISTRY GIVING BACK: I was in the Junior League, now I donate more than volunteer. I donate monthly to four different charities. I participate in the GA Mission of Mercy, a dental weekend that thousands of patients are treated for free. We all in the dental community volunteer our time.  MOTIVATOR: I have always been a positive person. After going through breast cancer years ago I always have something to be thankful for…Life and hair again! RECHARGING:  I love Cru at Avalon or the Club House at CCOS. FAVORITE LUNCH: Wildfour on Windward or Tuscany Café and Bistro on Mill Creek.

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t h e d o c t o r Raven Elosiebo-Walker MD, AESTHETIC SPECIALTY CENTRE GIVING BACK: I enjoy community outreach with my church and providing info at health fairs nearby. MOTIVATOR: I find it in my family and in my work. As a dermatologist, patient satisfaction is always a top goal which motivates me to be thorough, efficient, informative and leave my patients with the best experience possible RECHARGING: Spending time with family and friends. Getting that warm, positive energy in a relaxing environment with people that I care about the most is very energizing for me. FAVORITE LUNCH: Taqueri Tsunami or a salad from Zaxby's

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The Elite team: Jasmine Lopez, MacRae Brown , owner Rawan Asad and Sara Gerber.

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DISCERNING BRIDES HAVE LEARNED THE PLACE TO GO FOR EXQUISITE BRIDAL AND SPECIAL OCCASION GOWNS IS ELITE POUR LA VIE IN ALPHARETTA. This boutique is owned by the successful and beautiful Rawan Asad, who has mastered the art of exclusivity and ‘white glove service.’

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AL: HOW HAS ELITE POUR LA VIE SET ITSELF APART AS THE EPITOME OF LUXURIOUS BRIDAL FASHION? MS. ASAD: Elite Pour La Vie has been recognized for providing an excellent white glove luxurious experience for all their brides and customers. What makes us different is that we cater to each individual that walks in our door. We listen to the customers’ needs and find a way to help them find what they want.  AL: HOW HAS BEING IN ALPHARET-

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TA HELPED YOUR BUSINESS? MS. ASAD: We have clients visit our boutique from all over the United States. We even receive international clientele because of the designers we carry.  Picking Alpharetta was easy because of its community and people.  We are a destination store and love being a part of Alpharetta's family. Buckhead clients enjoy their time at the salon and if they can't come to us we go to them for private fittings. 

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SPRING IS HERE AND IF YOU TACKLE YOUR FINANCES LIKE YOUR SPRING CLEANING CHORES, YOU SHOULD BE IN A MUCH CLEARER FINANCIAL POSITION. I say clearer, not necessarily better, because before you can move forward, especially in finances, you need to know where you are right now.  Here’s my suggested financial spring cleaning “to do” list… SORT, CATEGORIZE AND IDENTIFY 1-Clean and organize your finances into two groups – out-going and in-coming. Outgoing are monthly bills and in-coming are accounts where you have assets and of course your income. 2-Dust off all your “accounts” – that means all those 401k/IRA statements from old employers, money markets, CD’s, and all the

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Dates July 13 to August 5, 2018 (Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm) Details are available at act1theater.com/.

3 TASTE OF ALPHARETTA Downtown Alpharetta

Celebrate the 28th anniversary of Taste of Alpharetta, the largest “Taste of” festival in the South East. Dine at more than 60 restaurants in one unforgettable night. 678.297.6000

4 HOME BY DARK Chukkar Farm, 1140 Liberty Grove Road

Look for the big green barn and follow signs for parking and drop-off (coolers, guests, etc). We simply ask that the driver remain with the vehicle and proceed to parking as soon as possible to avoid traffic buildup. HOME BY DARK is a listening room event. Please refrain from conversation during the performance.May 4 and 5. HomeByDark.com

5 KIDS OBSTACLE CHALLENGE Lanier Islands

Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16, with 12-15 fun and challenging obstacles and lots of mud! The largest touring adventure and obstacle course event series for kids in the nation, Parents get to run with their kids for free! kidsobstaclechallenge.com CONTINUED >

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M AY Experience Success this Summer

We have elementary, middle and high school summer programs that focus on academics, leadership and sports. Summer classes for credit in 9th-12th grade include English, Math, Science and Social Science. Visit cottageschool.org to learn more. Summer sessions begin June 4. 13102 TCS_Summer Camp Ad_7.083 in x 4.75 in_020918 .indd 1

700 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30075 770-641-8688 x5205 Questions, email Sharih@cottageschool.org

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5 KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY Avalon

M AY

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Plaza will transform into a glamorous party with a jumbo viewing screen to

WA L L PA P E R I S B AC K !

watch the race, along with live musical performances, including a DJ. Put on your fancy hats and bowties, grab a Mint Julep, and let the fun begin.

5 MARKET & MUSIC AT MATILDA'S 377 S Main St

Michelle Malone's group will have you dancing in no time at Matilda’s Under the Pines. Bring your own picnic and blanket or chairs to enjoy the music! MatildasMusicVenue.com

6 150TH ANNIVERSARY 11575 Jones Bridge Road

Clear Springs Baptist in Johns Creek is celebrating 150 years of ministry to the people of greater Johns Creek. All are invited to join for worship

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19 ART IN THE PARK

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Creativity hits the park in charming Downtown Alpharetta. This outdoor artists market features handcrafted work by local artists who cre-

work, metal work, jewelry creations, handmade children’s clothing, pho-

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M AY

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26 ALPHARETTA ARTS STREETFEST Milton Avenue

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Celebrating its 14th year, the Al-

pharetta Art Streetfest will be held for two days, May 26 - 28. Parking avail-

able at City Hall Parking Deck and

Milton Center. Festival-lovers and art enthusiasts will have the chance to experience a wide variety of original art, music, amazing food and FREE hands-on art activities for children.

JUN 2 ALPHARETTA BREW MOON FEST Milton Avenue

June 2! Save the date. Downtown comes alive for this annual beer fest with great food, beer and entertainment. Enjoy live music. Bring your own

Morning Sunshine

Afternoon

Cool Down chairs or tables available for purchase.

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MELODRAMA-FILLED TV SHOW LIKE GENERAL HOSPITAL. WE’VE BEEN WATCHING IT TOGETHER FOR YEARS.


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