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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2019 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

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Spring? Is that you? I HATE PAPER TOWELS. I buy two rolls each year, just before Thanksgiving. With more meals being prepared by more hands in the kitchen, I bow down to the handi-

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Karyn Slovin | karyn.slovin@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Dennis Malcolm Byron, Rhiannon Johnson, Valerie Shepherd, Karyn Slovin, Mary Eva Tredway

ness of these earth crushing rectangles of convenient absorbency. The two rolls last

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until February or so. Then, it’s back to using dish clothes, towels and sponges to wipe

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down and clean up. I find paper bags work fine to absorb bacon grease and there’s nothing better than newspaper for washing windows. So, when my sweet sister-inlaw visited from New Jersey a few months ago, she busied herself in the kitchen making tea and asked where my paper towel was. My husband glanced up, smiling, knowing what was about to go down. “We don’t use paper towel,” I said matter of factly. “WHAT? What do you mean? You’re out?” She didn’t believe me and continued to open cupboard doors, looking under the sink and moving the toaster and coffee maker as if I’d hid a bulking roll of Bounty in a fun kitchen game.I explained that it’s just something we do.I could see the distaste and confusion wash across her face. “How do you keep your kitchen clean? You can’t just use sponges and towels. Come on, Sue!” My husband put the newspaper down to watch.Standing in my bright, germ-

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free, scrubbed down kitchen, I calmly explained that not using paper towel is some-

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thing small and easy we can do to cut down our already sprawling carbon footprint. All

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this was received with doubt and disbelief as she shook her head, eyes darting around

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the room in search of an omniscient roll. We took a long glorious walk on the BeltLine and had BBQ at Auburn Street Market, stopping at Publix for allergy meds (we have cats) before heading home. She came out with pills and a double roll of big fat bright white paper towels. Not even the recycled kind. My head nearly popped off, but instead I laughed until I cried. Nobody else did. She unpacked the beasts, putting both on the counter. I tried to ignore them, but they were

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just so disgustingly gigantic and unnecessary. We had a great visit and I hope they will come again soon. When they do, I won’t be surprised if she packs her own paper towel. I can only hope it’s the recycled kind. But, I won’t count on it. In the meantime, I hope you’ll do something small to recycle or reuse on Earth Day, April 22. And every day. XO, ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | FLORIDA | GEORGIA IDAHO | ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NEW JERSEY | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON

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WHEN YOU PROVIDE OUTSTANDING CARE, IT REALLY ATTRACTS A CROWD.

Northside Hospital continues to attract more top doctors and advance our technology. And that makes all the difference for patients. We’re growing throughout Georgia and offering our high level of care to more people. When you take better care of your physicians and staff, they can take better care of patients.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2019

FEATURES 18 Eco-Living Inspiration New releases to help you live a greener life.

20 Christine Pullara's Picks Earth-friendly faves from our own television superstar.

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28 Let the Sunshine In Easy renovations to brighten your roost.

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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20 Trend Setter 22 Travel Destination 26 Artist’s Palette 28 Open House 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Inspired By


GOOD TIMES

Bridgeway Christian Academy's 20th Celebration Bridgeway Christian Academy celebrated 20 years of Christ-centered education. Now in their 21st, BCA is looking forward to many more wonderful years. Bridgeway Christian Academy is a covenant, Christian preschool through 8th grade private school located off Kimball Bridge Road in Alpharetta.

From the Simplest to the Most Complex Vascular Care. Northside Vascular Surgery is a full-service vascular surgery and endovascular therapy practice that specifically focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the veins and arteries.

Northside Vascular Surgery offers state-of-the-art care in providing the full-spectrum of vascular and endovascular services for:

Our compassionate, board-certified physicians, Dr. Catalin Harbuzariu, Dr. Siddharth Patel, and Dr. Edward Kang bring years of experience working at some of the leading institutions in the field, and offer minimally-invasive, state-of-the-art procedures to treat the entire scope of vascular diseases, from the simplest to the most complex. We offer three convenient locations to serve the communities throughout Greater Atlanta and North Georgia.

• Carotid Disease

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AROUND TOWN

INTERACTIVE FLOORING

the new nonprofit health system will also operate

Flack’s Flooring has just completed renovat-

additional sites of care including cancer treatment,

ing it’s one of a kind interactive showroom. This

imaging, surgical, urgent care and other outpa-

5,000-square-foot space allows shoppers to see,

tient centers throughout the state. Altogether, the

feel and walk on all the newest trends in floor cov-

Northside-Gwinnett combined system will have

ering. “Our client’s biggest concern is choosing the

1,604 inpatient beds, over 250 outpatient locations,

right flooring for their home. It’s a major decision

21,000 employees and more than 3,500 physicians

that will be in their home for years to come,” says

on staff. NorthsideGwinnett.com

owner Brad Flack. “Our brand new showroom is designed to kick the guesswork to the curb. It’s a new and more relaxed way to shop.” Each vignette displays a unique offering, from hardwood, carpeting, waterproof flooring, and much more. Prices are clearly marked and even include installation, moving furniture, and padding. Flack’s Flooring, 5750 Ga Hwy 400N, Cumming. FlacksFlooring.com

TAX RELIEF Reminder – April 15th is the due date for paying and filing 2018 personal income taxes.  Don’t worry, if you cannot complete your tax returns before the 15th, you can receive an automatic six month extension for filing the return.  Remember this is an extension to file and not an extension to pay.  You will want to have made sufficient payments to cover your expected liability before April 15, 2019.  You can

Atlanta Cancer Care recently announced the

download an extension form from IRS.gov  to mail

addition of Dr. S. Tariq Mahmood to its Alpharetta

to the IRS. Your Federal extension is accepted by

and Sandy Springs offices. Dr. Mahmood is a

Georgia. If you have questions about extensions you

board-certified physician in hematology, medical

may contact Davis & Langford CPA’s tax profession-

oncology and internal medicine. He joins Atlanta

als at 678.889.9548 or DavisLangfordCPA.com.

Cancer Care from Panama City, Florida, where he

served as chair of the cancer committee and chief

TWO HEALTHCARE GREATS Northside

Hospital

and

Gwinnett

of medicine. Dr. Mahmood completed his training Health

in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic Graduate

System (the parent of Gwinnett Medical Center)

School of Medicine. He completed his Oncology/

announced today that they have cleared the final

Hematology Fellowship at University of South

regulatory hurdle toward combining operations.

Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center. 3400-C Old Milton

The merger agreement was approved by the

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State of Georgia Office of the Attorney General in November 2017. Recently, the Federal Trade

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MAHMOOD JOINS ATLANTA CANCER CARE

KIDDIE ACADEMY WELCOMES PLAY

Commission completed its review of the combi-

At Kiddie Academy of Johns Creek, caregiving

nation and gave its approval to move forward. The

is the first priority. They believe care and learn-

two systems now will focus on finalizing patient,

ing should go hand in hand, and the two should

operational, and business functions. The combined

always be balanced with a big dose of fun. Kiddie

system is expected to be operational by summer

Academy is also committed to enriching your child

2019. Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health

on every level: cognitively, emotionally, socially

System are both driven by quality patient care and

and physically. Using a teacher-guided, child-lead

satisfaction, strong medical professionals, health

philosophy, educational concepts are utilized

care innovation and unparalleled patient access.

throughout the day, including playtime. The result?

Anchored by five hospitals in Sandy Springs,

Children are inspired to discover and to become

Lawrenceville, Cumming, Canton and Duluth,

confident in their understanding of the world.

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To that end, children who attend Kiddie Academy are more "school ready" when the time comes. Do

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HENDERSON PARK INN WINNER Lifestyle Publications is thrilled to announce the winner of our 2019 Beach Vacation Contest. Nancy Holloway, AL reader, is off  to The Henderson Park Inn in Florida tor a four-night stay, along with $100 gift certificate to the Beach Walk Cafe and a 50-minute massage for two at the Salamander Spa. Included in the stay is a breakfast buffet, picnic-style boxed lunches, happy hour and afternoon snacks. Also, complimentary

beach

services

(chairs and umbrellas reserved just for them) AND cruiser bikes are included. Lifestyle Publications readers entered during the last two months, as a part of our give-away program. Watch this spot for the next contest! Congratulations to the winners and we look forward to bringing you a report of their stay. HendersonParkInn.com

Hall County’s newest premier Lake Lanier community on a private peninsula bay. With gently sloping lake lots and panoramic hilltop views, Bay Pointe in southern Hall County is a rare find in lake living. This new premier community is located on the deep mid-lake waters of Lanier, allowing for the use of larger pleasure boats. Better yet, your lot purchase includes a deeded boat slip at no additional cost in either of the community’s two docks. But with only 40 lots currently available, you don’t want to hesitate. Set your sights on building your own private peninsula bay home.

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CORPORATE CHEF GEORGE LAUDUN AND STAFF PROVIDE INTIMATE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS USING THEIR STATE-OF-THE-ART APPLIANCES. LET’S JOIN ONE.   ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON

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ATLANTA’S SUB-ZERO, WOLF, AND COVE SHOWROOM PROVIDES ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE, CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE FOR SHOPPERS ANYWHERE. Based in Buckhead’s bustling Terminus Atlanta complex, the renowned Chef George Laudun recently engaged 15 prospective and returning patrons with another one of his mouth-water-

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one enjoys a perfect view thanks to a rotating camera capturing every chop, pour and plating screened on numerous HD monitors. All participants indulge  in the late-morning session’s menu featuring proteins, plus a cheese and charcuterie platter, a fresh seasonal green salad, garlic potatoes seasoned with bacon, citrus asparagus, Georgia grass-raised beef tenderloins and a caramel sauce to drizzle over the airy profiteroles all made from scratch. Once Laudun’s engaging demonstration concluded, members of the audience dabbed the corners of their mouths, and immediately asked showroom representatives to lead them to appliances that would upgrade their existing and future kitchens. CONTINUED >

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Talking with a returning customer who was inquiring about one of the newest additions to the floor—a Cove

THE EXPERIENCE WAS GREAT DUE TO ITS SIZE, BUT WAS STILL VERY INTIMATE. THE INTERACTION FROM CHEF GEORGE WAS GREAT, IT WAS NICE TO BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS AT THE END, AND HE MADE IT LOOK INCREDIBLY EASY TO MAKE SOME GREAT DISHES, SO I DECIDED TO ADD THE CONVECTION OVEN ONTO MY ORDER.

dishwasher built on Sub-Zero and Wolf’s technology— the Georgia Division’s Vice President of Sales Don DeLong provided more insight. “We have done chef demonstrations to some extent since 1997 in Orlando, Florida,” DeLong says. “Our goal was to give the luxury customer the ability to experience our products and not just take someone’s word. Chef George  is our corporate chef and has been with us 14 years. What we love about him is his ability to connect with the customers at a common level, and to make our presentations about the products and their extensive capabilities. Where many chefs make their demo about them and their food, Chef George does an excellent job of showing the customer how easy it is to prepare meals with Wolf. We like to think customers leave our demos with confidence, saying, ‘I can do that.’” And after the delectable exhibition, what’s the next step? “No matter how large or small a project, our showroom staff can provide concierge-level service from inspiration to installation,” DeLong informs. “We will then match them up with one of our dealers and after installation, they can return and attend one of our use-and-care classes. While we do have websites and a 24/7 customer-care line, we want everyone to know we are a valuable resource before and after the sale. The best part is we get to establish a relationship with our customers. Not a lot of brands can do that these days. It’s not cheap to run a showroom, but we feel it is well worth the investment.” One of the guests in the showroom, Michael Berthiaume, was researching his investment. “I found out about this demonstration when I was at the showroom outfitting a new home I am building in the Atlanta area,” Berthiaume says. “The experience was great due to its size, but was still very intimate. The interaction from Chef George was great, it was nice to be able to ask questions at the end, and he made it look incredibly easy to make some great dishes, so I decided to add the convection oven onto my order.” Along with regular cooking demonstrations and instructional classes, there are also opportunities to receive private, hands-on learning opportunities and appliance consultation. And although there are locations worldwide, Chef George and DeLong’s Buckhead showroom is certainly a standout perfectly seasoned with Southern hospitality. For more information on Atlanta’s Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove, visit Subzero-Wolf.com/atlanta. It is located at 3280 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 200.

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EcoLiving Inspiration A COLLECTION OF NEW RELEASES TO HELP YOU LIVE A GREENER LIFE ARTICLE RHIANNON JOHNSON | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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The Natural Apothecary: Baking Soda: Tips for Home, Health and Beauty by Dr. Penny Stanway Reduce your chemical exposure and use of disposable plastic packaging by harnessing the power of bicarbonate of soda to create ecofriendly cleaners and health and beauty products. Over 40 included recipes will help you embrace this amazing natural ingredient to regain control of what you are putting in your home and on your body.   Natural Style:  Using Organic and Eco-Conscious Materials for Earth-Friendly Designs by Janet Sobesky This earth-friendly guide includes the latest information on organic fabrics, natural flooring materials, low VOC paints, energy-efficient lighting options, and more for every room in your home. Focused on the environmental impact of design choices, Natural Style offers home design ideas with a conscience by showing how to use organic and eco-conscious materials to suit your sustainable lifestyle.   Decorating with Plants: What to Choose, Ways to Style, and How to Make Them Thrive by Baylor Chapman From air purification to pest control, there’s no limit to what houseplants can do for your home—but where do you begin? Learn simple, foundational information to ensure your plants will thrive, along with room by room suggestions for your home with this complete guide to “greening” your space.   Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life by Jen Chillingsworth, illustrated by Amelia Flower No matter where you are on your journey to adopt a greener lifestyle, you may want to do more—but you aren’t sure where to start. This practical guide offers 52 tips and changes you can make to your home and lifestyle over the course of a year to help you achieve a more sustainable existence. Learn how to modify your daily habits and get the most out of life by living more intentionally.   Waste Not:  Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less by Erin Rhoads Our lives are often full of disposable items: shrink-wrapped veggies, disposable coffee cups, fast fashion clothing, and electronics designed to be upgraded every year—but small changes can have a big impact. Commentator on zero-waste living and one of Australia’s most popular eco-bloggers Erin Rhoads, aka The Rogue Ginger, shares her funny and far-from-perfect journey to living with less waste.   Natural Living Style:  Inspirational Ideas for a Beautiful and Sustainable Home by Selina Lake Create a simple and stylish home that is as natural, plastic-free, and sustainable as possible by incorporating the concepts of natural decor, living simply, mindful consumption, recycling, upcycling, reducing plastic waste, green gardening, and growing your own produce. Full of ecofriendly tips and hints this book will inspire those who want to lighten their footprint on the planet, beginning in their own home. April 2019 | Alpharetta Lifestyle

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years, among other shows on HGTV and other networks, E! Entertainment, FOX and The Living Network. In 2005, she moved to Atlanta to host the irreverent and wacky home improvement show, Bushwhacked on Turner South, which earned two Southeast Emmy Awards. For the past nine years Christine has hosted Atlanta & Company weekdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on WXIA-TV, 11Alive. She is also currently hosting Chef's Special, a weekly show for

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

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it takes them several days at the beginning of a vacation just to relax and remove their mind from worrying about all the work and responsibilities left behind before actually being able to let go and enjoy the down time. Perhaps it’s not our racing minds but the fact that we’re tied (literally with plugs, cords and headphones) to our cell phones 24/7. Given all that, I was determined to unplug myself and my entire family during the off-season before spring arrived, so we packed up the car and head to Destin, Florida, for an extended weekend getaway. Thanks to Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, I was able to score an amazing beach front condo right in the heart of Miramar Beach. Arriving at Jade East Tower we were welcomed by a beautiful property with all the amenities of home and more; a stunning view from the large balcony overlooking emerald green waters and miles of white powdery sand. CONTINUED >

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After a quick unload of the car (along with some old board games, books and magazines) we reluctantly decided the best

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way to truly enjoy our time was to all place our cell phones in a bowl on the counter. It sounded crazy to us, too! But after taking a walk on the cool sand, watching the tide roll in and sun gently begin the set, knew we were on our way to recharging ourselves, not our phones! Part of the fun for us when we travel is exploring local restaurants, so we ventured out each night to a Destin hotspot recommended by the helpful staff at NewmanDailey. We enjoyed mouth-watering Grouper sandwiches from a true “local” spot, Dewey Destins, giant Bairdi crab at The Crab Trap

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and fresh gulf-caught fish at Brotulas--so fresh, the fish came with a barcode that tracked where and when the piece of fish was caught! And for the meals not eaten out, our condo had a gorgeous kitchen equipped with everything we needed. And even through we’d been to Destin before, we thought it might be a fun family activity to explore the area via Segway. We looked to Destination Segway Tours for a different adventure, and as it happened to be a cloudy day, it was a better choice for the day than the beach. After the owner gave us a quick tutorial and lesson on how to ride, we headed out for some exploring and a lot of fun. And, we learned some nifty history facts about Destin we never knew! After a few nights of mouth watering seafood, some laughs over family antics and competitive Jenga, it was time to return to Atlanta. And it was so refreshing, even for a few days, to be able to connect and enjoy actual face-to-face time without screen time. I highly recommend it! DestinVacation.com

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ARTIST’S PALETTE

JUNIOR G L A D I AT O R S

ARTICLE MARY EVA TREDWAY | PHOTOGRAPHY AUBRY CANALES

From left: Carly Mathewson, Sophie Canales, Regin Hendrickson, Madison Tredway, and Avery Mathewson

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ATLANTA’S SUBURBS ARE A HOTBED FOR NICHE SPORTS LIKE LACROSSE, ONE OF THE OLDEST TEAM SPORTS

From left: Carly Mathewson, Regin Hendrickson, Rose Coluzi and Madison Tredway

AND FASTEST GROWING SPORTS IN NORTH AMERICA. It is quickly spreading to Georgia and is hitting an all-time high in areas like Alpharetta and Johns Creek.   According to Global Sports Matters, since 2001, lacrosse has added more than half a million participants from youth to the professional level. One of the local programs offered to residents interested in playing lacrosse is the Johns Creek Junior Gladiator program, a feeder program to Johns Creek High School where the girls lacrosse program was launched in 2010.  Last fall,  the Junior Gladiator program lowered the entry point to third grade due to the high interest of younger girls who wanted to play the sport. The program has multiple teams for grades 3 – 5 and for grades 6 – 8.  All grade level teams offer lacrosse as a recreational sport in the fall with a more competitive “edge” during the spring, which is when the sport is played in high school. These younger girls playing our area now have an opportunity to gain more experience and start  at an earlier age. So if they want to learn the sport, improve their game and move on to the high school level and beyond, this program offers an amazing opportunity for gaining experience and maximizing their knowledge of the game.    The Johns Creek High School program has grown from 38 girls in 2016 to approximately 60 girls in 2019 representing the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams.  In 2016, the Johns Creek High School team made it to the elite 8, finishing 2nd in the area and in 2017 made it to the Sweet 16 (after expanding playoffs to 32 teams), finishing fourth  in the area. Again in 2019, the team made it to the Sweet 16, finishing second in the area.  Since the program began, Johns Creek High School has had many girls continue on to play college D1, D2, and D3 lacrosse.  When starting lacrosse, it is never too late to learn and excel at the sport. Case in point,

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one former Junior Gladiator, who started playing lacrosse in 8th grade, now plays at a D1 school doing an amazing job. On February 6, “National Girl & Women in Sports Day,” two seniors from Johns Creek High School signed to play lacrosse in college at a ceremony held after school. Rachel Quinn and Casey Davis have played since elementary school, starting with the Johns Creek Junior Gladiator program, and now as seniors have elected to continue. At a recent game, Johns Creek’s first annual partnership with a program called Lace Up with Lax was launched, helping those in need through donating shoes at FosterCares.org.  During  the night, lacrosse players, coaches, spectators and the community donated new pairs of shoes for children.  The mission of this national nonprofit organization is to define the legacy of players off the field by helping end homelessness one step at a time.  Since Lace Up With LAX’s inception in 2013, 2,000+ pairs of NEW shoes have been donated to homeless shelters throughout the United States.    For more information on the lacrosse programs in Johns Creek, visit JrGladiatorsLAX.org or JohnsCreekAthletics.org.

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In business for 23 years, Classic Blinds & Shutters prides themselves on their customer service. Their knowledgeable designers and staff are constantly learning about new products and trends and achieving new certifications so they have all the knowledge you’ll need when helping you discover which window treatments are right for you. WHY GET MOTORIZED BLINDS? Since almost everything else in your house is automated, why not your blinds? With a simple remote control, the sound of your voice, or even an app, you can raise, lower and tilt your window coverings. Plus, these cordless blinds give you peace of mind. No more worrying about those pesky cords.

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SUMMER CLASSICS HOME ATLANTA HAS BEEN A PARTNER WITH POLO IN THE PINES, CONTRIBUTING BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR SEATING TO THE EVENT THAT HAS RAISED $345,000 FOR PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH THROUGH THE SHARON MCCOLLUM KNIGHT, POLO IN THE PINES PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH FUND AT CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA.  “As a company, Summer Classics Home has always strived to give back to the communities that we serve,” says Vice President of Retail Marianne Minogue. “With the Polo in the Pines event held in the heart of Atlanta, we knew that it was not only a great opportunity to show off our furniture, but it is for a cause that we felt strong about supporting.” We asked our friends at Summer Classics Home to share spring trends for perfect patios, charming dining rooms and romantic bedrooms. Celeste Russell, Store Manager gave us her take on spring. VINTAGE COASTAL: Remember the ’70s when rattan was everywhere? The natural aesthetic and beautiful woven technique adds texture and richness to outdoor spaces and can suit many styles, whether rustic, coastal or tropical. ECO-CONSCIOUS DESIGN: Many brands are investing in scientific research & cutting-edge technologies to create beautiful products while minimizing their environmental impact with Resysta, an earth-friendly resin produced from rice husks, salt, and mineral oil. This innovative, weather-resistant material will also require less maintenance over its lifetime.

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