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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2018 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Happy May, BuckHaven WHEN IT COMES TO GIRLFRIENDS, I’M THE LUCKIEST. I hit the jackpot. My first and oldest girlfriend is Nancy P. We share a birthday and met when I was 3. Our mothers were friends, probably because they both had a boat load of kids and husbands who worked too much. I enrolled in a small liberal arts college mostly 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 set-up 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

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

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

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

Kendra Gensemer CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Valerie Shepherd, Casey Kelly

English teacher. I still think she is the coolest and am so very proud of her. CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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. 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

Bubba Carr, Fredrik Brauer

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

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.

LAYOUT DESIGNERS

I have a feeling you’re pretty amazing. xo

Sue G. Collins, Editor

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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 Carli DiMarco Melanie Carlisle Randa Makeen Michael O’Connell Annie Chan Harshith Potu

PS I'm blessed with many Nancys in my life. That's Nancy L in the photo, my college roomie and lifelong partner in crime. ON THE COVER Raquel Souza, a native of Brazil

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en who are passionate about providing a world-class experience that won’t break the bank. Her newest venture is Swatchbox, a bright boutique nail and skincare studio in Buckhead, for women, by women.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2018

FEATURES 14 Great Women Build Great Houses Meet Nancy Keenan

16 Wonderful Women Four women we wish were our friends.

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26 When Hard Work Makes Dreamwork How Raquel built a beauty empire.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

8

Good Times

10

Around Town

14

Renovate & Refine

21

Realty Report

22 Road Trip 26 Open House 28 Locally Owned 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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BUYER NEED IN BROOKHAVEN! I have a buyer looking for a home in Brookhaven with the following: 3-4 bedrooms • 2-3 baths • At least 1500 square feet • $400k - $600k Ashford Park or Montgomery Park Elementary School Districts Open to multiple styles of Architecture • Would prefer an open floor plan

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GOOD TIMES

Sean O'Keefe Entertains Lifestyle Pubs entertainment writer, Sean O'Keefe threw a party at Fogo de Chao for business owners, movers & shakers, EDIN and GOCA board members to celebrate friendships and the power of networking.

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AROUND TOWN The couple happened to be the parents of the bride of the first wedding WM Events founder William Fogler planned more than a decade ago.

BUCKHEAD HERITAGE SOCIETY SHINES LIGHT ON ATHOS MENABONI Approximately 60 people attended the recent Buckhead Heritage Society program on the work of the late Buckhead artist Athos Menaboni, who is widely known for his murals, and research and paintings of birds. Sponsored by Paces Construction Company, the sold-out event also welcomed members of the Atlanta Audubon Society. Guests were first treated to a viewing of the newly conserved Menaboni murals in the breakfast room at the May Patterson Goodrum House

BEHIND THE MART

on West Paces Ferry Road at Arden. Barbara Hyde,

Shop the Mart! Come explore all of the latest trends

Keeper of the 1933 Shutze-designed historic home

in fashion jewelry and accessories, and the best

being renovated by Tad Brown and the Watson-Brown

selection and deals on fine jewelry and diamonds. On

Foundation, explained the conservation process and

Floor 6, find 50+ showrooms featuring loose

showed pictures of the room before work began.

diamonds, gold and fine jewelry, watches, mens-

The attendees then traveled a short distance to

wear. On Floor 7, another 50 showrooms carry a huge

Spotswood Hall, a 1913 A. Ten Eyck Brown-designed

selection of fashion jewelry, women’s clothing, hand-

home remodeled by Shutze in 1933, which has a

bags, hats, scarves, luggage, perfume. Convenient

rotunda entry with Menaboni murals. Conservator

downtown AmericasMart location surrounded by

Jill Biskin discussed her conservation work on the

ample parking. Shop most weekdays 9 a.m. until

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Juanita Markwalter, who hosted the group.

ATL HISTORY CENTER MIDTOWN An intimate photography exhibition opened at Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown. "Weeping May Endure for a Night: The Funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through the Lens of Declan Haun" takes guests back to those difficult days in April 1968. The 25 photographs were captured by the late Haun, a Chicago freelance photojournalist. “We were thinking about the unique contribution that the Atlanta History Center can make in a commemoration that will be marked by many organizations, locally and nationally,” says Calinda Lee, History Center historian. “Declan Haun’s images resonate across time. And they reveal the special relationship that Atlantans had with Dr. King, a native son. The photos capture Atlantans’ personal and

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work.” Haun was a leading freelance photojournalist of

Nominated in four categories, WM Events won

the time who covered major news events including pres-

Best Social Event (Over $50K) at the 28th Annual Allie

idential campaigns, political conventions, and elections.

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industry, and as part of the event team for four other winning projects. The award-winning Savannah Chic

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visceral sense of loss and connection to Dr. King and his

BUCKHAVEN AND FORBES

Anniversary event was a surprise 40th anniversary/

Forbes magazine has named Little Alley Steak one

undercover operation that allowed a husband to delight

of the best steak houses in America. The original is

his wife and 100 of her closest friends and family.

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AROUND TOWN

(CON TI N U ED)

located in Roswell. The newest restaurant is set to open May 7th at 3500 Lenox Road in One Alliance Center in Buckhead.The restaurant atmosphere is butcher block inspired with track lighting fashioned from meat hooks. The entire space is made of butcher block wood and a steel meat hook chandelier (made by hand) hangs from the ceiling. There is also a floor-to-ceiling wine room. The outdoor patio is 2500 square feet with a full outdoor bar, lounge and dining patio. It will offer the full food menu in the dining section and small bites elsewhere. The huge windows surrounding the patio will allow customers to see the bright lights of Buckhead while canceling the noise inside.  Little Alley Buckhead will also offer unique sides, a top notch charcuterie program, amazing

in yearbook design and coverage. The Phoenix was

seafood options, a rich wine list with a full decanting

created by head editors Sari Bircoll ’17 and Avni

service and over 356 bourbon selections. Needless

Kulkarni ’17 under the direction of Rebekah Goode-

to say, their staff is experienced and knowledgeable.

Peoples, Woodward Academy’s yearbook adviser. The Woodward Academy Phoenix was one of only 413 yearbooks selected from approximately 2,000 entries. The 2018 panel of judges, comprised of nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers, selected the best examples of yearbook spreads and covers.

CAMP FOR ALL KIDS Inspired by his camp counselor experiences, GRAMMY award-winner Zac Brown, (Zac Brown Band), envisioned Camp Southern Ground, a state-of-the-art facility offering an exceptional 400acre camp experience. Serving children ages 7-17 from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions, with activities to challenge, educate and

Four sought-after hair/makeup experts launched

inspire campers. An inclusive camp, it will bring

Bristle+Bride, Atlanta’s first on-site hair/makeup collec-

together typically developing children, children with

tive exclusively for brides and their attendants. Jessica

Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning and attention

Joslin, Theresa Stone, Raina Gaon and Rena Antebi

issues, social or emotional challenges, and those

created a wedding day beauty team delivering stunning

from military families. Open for seven weeks in

results while minimizing work for the bride. With beauty,

summer 2018. CampSouthernGround.org.

fashion, broadcast, film, and wedding industry experi-

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to contact them on Instagram to win a complimentary

recognized for excellence and featured in the 2018

pre-wedding trial ($200 value) for one hair style and one

Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best

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WOMAN

DESIGNING

RENOVATE & REFINE

ARTICLE CASEY KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY BUBBA CARR

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of the roaring 20’s into a living space for a modern family was a welcome challenge for this unstoppable contractor. Utilizing the original staircase railing, fireplaces, brick and laundry room washtub, Nancy drew

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Incredible Women

SIX WOMEN WHO WILL INSPIRE YOU ARTICLE VALERIE SHEPHERD

t h e g a l l e r y

o w n e r Susie Pryor PRYOR FINE ART ON MIAMI CIRCLE IN BUCKHEAD GIVING BACK: I support several art organizations for the arts and have the pleasure of working with new artists from all around the world. MOTIVATOR: My faith is my forever motivator. RECHARGING: Long walks in nature or a round of golf on a warm sunny day. FAVORITE LUNCH:Â Le Bilboquet, on the patio with my best friends.

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the style maker

Sabrina Davis SABRINA DAVIS, OWNER RANGE BOUTIQUE A.K.A. THE ORIGINAL STYLE RANGER GIVING BACK: We host an event every year for CURE for Childhood Cancer at Range Boutique because my nephew Nolan Goldklang had leukemia. He has been in remission for over 6 years. MOTIVATOR:  Talking with my family usually is my “go to” when I am trying to work through something. I also recently joined EO Network (Entrepreneurs Organization) and feel that my forum (small group of other entrepreuneurs) will be helpful when I’m having to make big business decisions. RECHARGING:  I run Chastain if I’m looking to recharge my brain from a long day. FAVORITE LUNCH:  Souper Jenny

Nancy Shim FOUNDER AND CEO OF SWEET & LASHFUL GIVING BACK: I am working on building a team by summer to perform semi-permanent brow services on those who have lost them due to cancer treatments or alopecia. On Valentine’s Day, the team at Sweet & Lashful launched our very first nonprofit event where we performed free brow tints all day on those who came by to help support our cause. MOTIVATOR: I love traveling, so nothing motivates me more than having a destination booked somewhere. RECHARGING: I prefer to be surrounded by nature, but when in Atlanta, Exhale in Midtown is a great place to rejuvenate. FAVORITE LUNCH: Cafe Sunflower!

the entreprenuer

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(CON TI N U ED)

Lee Chadwick

Lisa Engle OPTIMOM COACHING AND CO-OWNER, ATLANTA NATURAL HEALTH CLINIC GIVING BACK: I started a moms group at our church that has grown to over 200 women over the course of a decade, PTA officer, middle school chair Healthy Lifestyle Fair. MOTIVATOR: I pause multiple times a day to connect to "wisdom within" and affirm my trust in timing, process, and progress. I believe our thoughts, words and actions all create impact and I accept responsibility for mine. RECHARGING: I enjoy walks, notice the seasons, watch the changes taking place in our community, and connect with friends. Getting my adjustments, taking a morning at the spa, massages. FAVORITE LUNCH: Lawrence's

the enter tainer

the health crusader

INCREDIBLE WOMEN

AUTHOR, CHEF 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. 18

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t h e e l e g a n c e t r e n d s e t t e r

Rawan Asad OWNER, ELITE POUR LA VIE GIVING BACK: Senior Services of North Fulton, American Cancer Society, North Fulton High School Internship Program (TAG) MOTIVATOR:  My loving husband and three children. I also feel that It is my obligation to show women not to be intimidated by what they don’t know, enjoy life and make the best of it. RECHARGING: I head in town to talk and share with other business owners.  FAVORITE LUNCH:  The Nest Cafe 

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INCREDIBLE WOMEN

(CON TI N U ED)

t h e t e a c h e r

Annie Cecil SECOND GRADE TEACHER, SARAH SMITH ELEMENTARY (26 YEARS!) GIVING BACK: Trinity Presbyterian and at Sarah Smith. MOTIVATOR: My students on a daily basis.When new concepts are presented in fun and memorable ways, the children retain the information and push themselves to delve deeper into topics of interest. It is such a gift to be around energetic kids and supportive parents! I am fortunate to be surrounded by positive friends and my family who always encourage and support me. RECHARGING: I love walking my two Boston Terriers (Otis and Sassy) on Path 400, playing pickle ball, taking a yoga class, or attending Master’s swim practice. FAVORITE LUNCH: Pasta Da Pulcinella 20

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

REALTY REPORT BUCKHAVEN

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Northside Dr, Buckhead

$3,695,000

$3,092,465

84%

287

7

9

Club Dr, Historic Brookhaven

$2,290,000

$2,100,000

92%

42

5

5

Loridans Dr, N Buckhead

$1,649,000

$1,575,000

96%

774

5

6

Tall Pines Dr, Chastain Park

$1,995,000

$1,520,000

76%

340

5

6

Woodcrest Ave, Brookwood Hills

$1,675,000

$1,460,000

87%

170

4

3

Ivy Rd, N Buckhead

$1,649,000

$1,434,000

87%

502

5

6

E Wood Valley Rd, Buckhead

$1,770,000

$1,394,000

79%

128

6

5

N Fulton Dr, Garden Hills

$1,349,000

$1,295,000

96%

275

5

4

Park Lane, Ashford Park

$1,199,000

$1,189,000

99%

4

7

6

26th St, Ardmore Park

$1,295,000

$1,188,000

92%

179

4

3

Arden Rd, Buckhead

$1,000,000

$949,000

95%

319

4

3

Greenview Ave, Peachtree Park

$984,900

$942,500

96%

133

5

5

Stovall Blvd, N Buckhead

$950,000

$889,000

94%

128

3

3

Cartecay Dr, Brookhaven

$925,000

$845,500

91%

257

5

4

Longwood Dr, Springlake

$859,900

$820,000

95%

58

4

3

Fairhaven Cir, Peachtree Hills

$950,000

$775,000

82%

369

4

3

Mae Ave, Lynwood Park

$759,000

$750,000

99%

64

4

3

Standard Dr, B'haven Heights

$819,000

$747,000

91%

90

5

4

Collier Rd, Collier Hills

$875,000

$745,000

85%

62

6

3

Inman Dr, Oglethorpe Estates

$699,000

$628,000

90%

236

3

3

This data is a sampling of sold properties from February 2018. Source: FMLS.

Five generations of the Thompson family living in Brookhaven / Buckhead

605 houses sold in Buckhead & Brookhaven alone Thompson.Team@HarryNorman.com

678.613.1492 ThompsonTeamAtlanta.com

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ROAD TRIP

A NON-STOP OR DO-NOTHING GIRLFRIEND’S GETAWAY + MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF, SOUTH CAROLINA +

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY SUE G. COLLINS

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EVER SINCE I MET THE BRIGHT SHINY BLONDE FROM GROSSE POINTE IN 1979 AT COLLEGE ORIENTATION, I’VE BEEN ABLE TO COUNT ON NANCY TO LEAN INTO MY HEARTACHE, LAUGH WITH ME WHEN I FUMBLE AND PUSH ME GENTLY TO BE THE BEST SUE POSSIBLE. She makes me feel like I can do anything. With a keen sense for the pulse of a party, she jumps right in and pulls me in along for the ride. She’s my pick for a weekend at the Montage Palmetto Bluff. She flies into ATL from BWI and we pack our soft sweaters, favorite yoga gear and the expensive sunscreen. We plan to be moving most the time since the sprawling 20,000 acre river-side Montage property offers up miles of lowcountry bike paths, horse trails, waterways, tennis and golf. We’ll fill the next few days with doing as much… or as little as possible. One thing’s for sure, we’ll squeeze the heck out of every moment together.

+ STAY

Montage’s Luxurious Inn rooms and suites, lagoon-view cottages and residences Montage Palmetto Bluff, Lowcountry of South Carolina between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, MontageHotels.com/PalmettoBluff Grab one of the property’s cottages or village homes for your girlfriends stay. Soft bedding, in-room amenities galore and soaking tubs complete with a huge jar of bath salts and all the potions and lotions you’d hope for are promised.

+ BE PAMPERED Spa Montage, 13,000 sq-ft, a comprehensive and serene spa

Montage Palmetto Bluff, tucked away near the lobby, 855. 264.8705 Pluff Mud from the May River is blended and slathered on after a full body exfoliation, followed by a therapeutic soak in ocean-inspired botanicals. Nails, facials, body therapies, an indoor/outdoor quiet lounge, sauna, pools and the fluffiest robes.

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ROAD TRIP

(CON TI N U ED)

Firepits + fancy cocktails = happy vacation

Never say never

+ EXPLORE

Montage’s recreation or marina crew will hook you up. Call the concierge for bikes, paddleboards, kayaks, golf, tennis, bocce, horseback. 855.264.8705 Paddle, bike or horseback ride through 20,000 acres of ecological diversity which thrives under the watchful eye of the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy. Bookend your day with mimosas on the May River

Montage Palmetto Bluff, just under five hours from Atlanta

aboard Grace, and a nightcap around the ground’s firepits.

+ PUSH YOURSELF

Palmetto Bluff Shooting Club, 13 sporting clays & 5-stand stations.

+ DINE

The Pearl, beautiful & fresh food, dinner nightly, lunch Thursday-Saturday Old Town Bluffton, Grab a Montage Mercedes 843.757.5511 ThePearlBluffton.com

40-acres on site. Women instructors. All abilities welcome. Surprisingly tranquil. 855.264.8705

Gorgeous soups and salads, low country staples along with fresh fish

After a thorough safety demo, I held a shotgun for the first time. Looking

served inventively to feed body and soul. The menu is veggie-centric

out into the clearing, I waited for the clay to launch and BOOM. I aimed

and healthier. The peach and banana bread pudding with candied ba-

high, squeezed the trigger and missed, but could see the attraction.

con and vanilla ice cream is not.

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DESTI

N AT I O

MONTA N : PALMETGE BLUFF, TO SC

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OPEN HOUSE

MEET THE BRAZILIAN BEAUTY BOSS ARTICLE CASEY KELLY

PHOTOGRAPHY BUBBA CARR

SWATCH = A COLLECTION (OF COLORS AND SERVICES) BOX = AN ENCLOSED AREA OR SPACE SWATCH BOX NAIL & BEAUTY STUDIO IS A NEW CONCEPT

gathering, or a birthday party for your little princess, Swatch Box

FROM THE ENTREPRENEUR WHO BROUGHT ATLANTA

offers a private space for festive fun.

SWEET PEACH WAX & SUGARING STUDIO. Located in

A native of Brazil who moved to Atlanta almost 20 years ago,

Buckhead next to Sweet Peach, Raquel Souza has created a pris-

Raquel opened the first Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio in

tine 1,200-square-foot boutique nail and skincare studio featur-

Virginia-Highlands in 2012. Now there are three more locations.

ing B’livinn organic nail polish, and luxury polishes from Chanel, Louboutin, NARS, Tom Ford and Smith & Cult. 

The original “Sugarist” in Atlanta, Raquel has put together an amazing team of more than 30 women who are passionate about

In addition to every type of nail service, guests can enjoy Eminence

providing a world class experience that won't break the bank. Plans

Organic facials, body scrubs and a collection of other beauty

are in the works to keep growing, so be on the lookout as this affable

treatments. Should you want to throw a bridal shower, corporate

Brazilian American continues to help keep Atlantans looking great.

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LOCALLY OWNED

THE JOURNEY BEGINS WITH ONE

IN THE SUMMER OF 2000, COLLEGE STUDENT AND BUDDING ENTREPRENEUR JOE KEELEY RESPONDED TO A BULLETIN BOARD POST AT HIS MINNESOTA COLLEGE LOOKING FOR A SUMMER “MANNY” – A COLLEGE STUDENT WHO PLAYED HOCKEY – TO WORK FOR A LOCAL FAMILY OVER THE SUMMER. During his time with this family, Joe realized that he was providing much more than child care. Joe was an active role model who not only provided engaged and attentive child care, he helped parents find the balance and order they needed during the unstructured days of summer! When he returned to school in the fall the beginning of a start up business was forming in his mind. And the next spring when this family asked him to come back – and to help some of their friends find great summer nannies/mannies as well – Joe knew he was on to something!

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Spring forward to 2009 and we find corporate Vice President DeNita McGuinn at a crossroads in her career. She had owned her own business serving the elderly and the disabled and had negotiated the sale of this business to a larger company at the end of 2003. Part of her agreement was to go to work for the big company and to her surprise, DeNita found success in the corporate world. Three promotions in four years, two corporate relocations, and countless hours on airplanes and in hotel rooms had DeNita thinking it was time for a change. She missed being an entrepreneur and wanted to find the right opportunity to do so. DeNita was instantly attracted to the concept of College Nannies when it was presented to her by the franchise consultant she was working with.  In her own family life, DeNita had been blessed to have had the same nanny for her two young daughters for nearly 8 years at that time.  She knew first hand what a difference the right person can make in a family – bringing balance, order, organization and healthy happy children to every day! Working with an organization such as College Nannies to bring this service to the metro Atlanta area was very attractive. College Nannies of Lawrenceville opened in February 2010. As the months went by the service area of this office grew and by late 2012 was serving the entire metro Atlanta area. In 2016 DeNita acquired exclusive rights to the Buckhead and Sandy Springs territories and moved the physical office to Sandy Springs, just outside 285 on Roswell Road. This decision has lead to explosive growth for the company and the addition of many full and part time positions in the area.

DeNita McGuinn

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

INTERIOR

EXTERIOR

FLAWLESS

2 JANET DEWART BELL Atlanta History Center

Janet Dewart Bell, Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the civil rights movement. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

5 SHEPHERD CENTER DERBY DAY CHASTAIN HORSE PARK

Food and beverages, live and silent auctions, Live music, lawn and casino games, live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs. DerbyDay.com

5 BEEHIVE INSPECTION Blue Heron Nature Preserve

Come out and learn about the complex world of honey bees hosted by an expert from the Metro Atlanta

Beekeepers

Association.

MetroAtlantaBeekeepers.org

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6 BUCKHEAD SCAVENGER HUNT Atlanta International School

Buckhead Heritage's annual scavenger hidden

hunt

to

secrets.

find

Buckhead's

Support

Buck-

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12 CHASTAIN PARK ARTS FESTIVAL Chastain Park

Named as one of the Nation’s Top 100 Arts Festival Nationwide

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M AY

Chastain Park Arts Festival will host its Ninth annual event at Chastain Park along Park Drive for two days May 12-13 for approximately 185 artists and artisans.

12 SLINGIN' WINGS FESTIVAL

I N S PI R I NG HO M E O W N E RS TO BE C O M E R AV I N G C L I E N T S

Brookhaven Park

Restaurants from all over the city will be slingin' wings all day long for your tasting pleasure!  In addition to a full day of good eats, they have got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities to keep you entertained.  A portion of event proceeds will benefit Releash Atlanta. SlinginWingsFestival.com

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BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

SPRING YOGA SERIES Atlanta History Center

Stretch and strengthen with us amongst our enchanting gardens for a series of morning mindfulness with gentle yoga led by wellness practitioner Sarah Bristow and illustrator Veronica McDaniel. This is an all ages series. Tickets are $10 general public, $8 members or $30 for the series + book, $24 members. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

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FREE KITCHEN DESIGN

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CANINES FOR KIDS FASHION SHOW Neiman Marcus Cafe

Brought to you by Neiman Marcus and hosted by Patti Dickey. Enjoy a seated brunch, bubbly libations, an awesome silent auction and fashion presentation of the latest accessory trends. The Canines for Kids program is 100% donor funded. Tthe event

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR helped pay for a new dog for the team at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. CHOA.org

it’s time to bring

co lo r

back into your lawn!

20 OPEN AUDITIONS Atlanta's Workshop Players' Barefoot Playhouse

Calling all talented kids and teens for the Fifth Annual Tower of Talent, a high-profile, VIP charity event that benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. You will have the opportunity to audition for a team of Casting Directors. Auditions will be hosted at the Atlanta Workshop Players' Barefoot Playhouse. Ages 6-21. CHOA.org

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PARTING THOUGHTS

SPRING CLEANING YOUR CASH ARTICLE BO GIBBS | PHOTOGRAPHY CHRISTY LEE

3-Get clear about your out-going. Know exactly what you are spending each month and on what. You can find a multitude of budget and expense worksheets on-line, ready to plug-in your information. GET READY TO DEEP CLEAN! Gather your statements of all those former employer 401k’s and IRA’s, pull out those CD’s and money markets and next make an

SPRING IS HERE AND IF YOU TACKLE YOUR FINANCES LIKE

appointment to see a financial planner; and make sure they are a

YOUR SPRING CLEANING CHORES, YOU SHOULD BE IN A

fiduciary! A fiduciary is someone who is legally bound to provide

MUCH CLEARER FINANCIAL POSITION. I say clearer, not nec-

financial advice in your best interest. Get educated, discover your

essarily better, because before you can move forward, especially

options. Caring for these accounts are like mulch protecting your

in finances, you need to know where you are right now. Here’s my

flower beds. They hold nutrients so your accounts grow, they provide

suggested financial spring cleaning “to do” list…

protection from a harsh environment and they preserve the root of the plant. Deep cleaning your out-going expenses can be tough and

SORT, CATEGORIZE AND IDENTIFY 1-Clean and organize your finances into two groups – out-go-

hard to face, yet once you’ve looked them square in the eye and say “I own this,” you are ready.

ing and in-coming. Out-going are monthly bills and in-coming are accounts where you have assets, and of course, your income.

Bo Gibbs, President and CEO of Gibbs Financial Group has

2-Dust off all your “accounts” – that means all those 401k/IRA

more than 20 years experience in the financial services indus-

statements from old employers, money markets, CD’s, and all the

try, is a fiduciary and received the highest A+ rating from both

places you have funds. Gather your statements, put them in a binder,

the Better Business Bureau and the National Ethics Association.

folder or envelope. Just put them in one place and label them.

GibbsFinancialGroup.com 770.753.6268.

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