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SEPTEMBER 2020

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

SEPTEMBER 2020 PUBLISHER

Hello friends, HOW MANY TIMES HAS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE EVOLVED? Not just changed, but evolved? Do you refine your wardrobe and style a little every year? I love Lauren Hutton's style. Hutton finds fashion rules "absurd"; her goal is to make an organic connection between outer wrappings and inner life. Because her clothes are in sync with her personality, they never wear her; because she holds on to favorites, they carry a bit of history. "I like to have things for years—things with holes, raggedy things," she said in an interview with O magazine. "They make me feel good." During the last six months, you will have likely found me wearing clothing that makes me feel good... without restrictions. That is to say, yoga pants, fun t-shirts and breathable fabrics.  A DIY mani-pedi, tinted lip balm and a good sunscreen have been my beauty regime go-tos. I do miss dressing up on occasion (RIP Jeffrey Cares) but have easily pivoted to finding accessories and lifestyle choices that make me feel good. Here are a few:  Do something nice for someone every day: drop off flowers or a notecard to a neighbor or friend nearby. Closer to home, do a chore  that matters to someone else in your household.  Look people in the eye when you shop or pass them on the street and smiling, under the mask. Add a nod of the head for emphasis.  Take time for yourself to be alone, walking or reading. This is NOT selfish. It's self-care. Add a prayer for someone who you know is struggling.

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

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Molly Collins | molly.collins@lifestylepubs.com AD DESIGNER

Miranda Williams LAYOUT DESIGNER

Emily Lisenbee CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Patricia Bacon, Becky Peterson, Jeffrey Schultz, Mackenzie Shapiro CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Aubry Canales, Travis Hudgons

Learn about how you can volunteer safely in your community. Check the city websites or

CORPORATE TEAM

research a non-profit serving a population you care about. Campaign for a candidate you

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

believe will speak to the issues you care about. Become an activist. Tap into your gifts.

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

What are your skills? Are you good at something that could be used for a greater good?

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

Because living large, opening your heart and giving generously never go out of style. Enjoy this issue, where we bring you stories of fashion, giving and good. xo

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

Sue G. Collins, Editor PS We love these macarons from Le Macaron Alpharetta! And to all our families navigating the new school year, good luck!

ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | FLORIDA | GEORGIA IDAHO | ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MASSACHUSETTS | MICHIGAN MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA | NEVADA | NEW JERSEY | NEW YORK

ON THE COVER The Pink Valise Boutique

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owner Amanda Smith with her two daughters. Her customers can shop online, in-store or with curbside pick-up. ThePinkValiseBoutique.com. Find out what Amanda and other Alpharetta shop owners are showing this fall fashion season on page 18.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE SEPTEMBER 2020

FEATURES 12 Finding Your Gifts Lee Chadwick, owner of The Metropolitan Club pauses to reflect.

18 City Favorites Alpharetta City Center business owners show and tell.

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28 The Sweet Smell of Success Family opens Alpharetta’s INDIEHOUSE Modern Fragrance Bar.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Giving Back

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Trend Setter

24 Local’s Choice 28 Local Limelight 32 Food & Wine 34 Financial Buzz


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EASY WAYS TO REACH 10,000 STEPS IN ALPHARETTA Getting active doesn’t have to mean training

ALPHARETTA FAMILY OPENS LE MACARON, A CLASSIC FRENCH PASTRY SHOP

for a marathon or setting up a Ninja Warrior-style gym in your backyard. In fact, it can be as simple as finding creative ways to take 10,000 steps. While

Alpharetta residents Lisa and Dave Amundsen

that number may seem like a lot, it’s easier to attain

opened Le Macaron in North Point Mall in 2019 and

than you might think—especially when set to the

will open a second location this fall in Alpharetta’s

gorgeous backdrops provided by ultra-charming

Avalon. The couple worked with a national design

Alpharetta. Alpharetta is proud to offer a variety of

team to create a unique outdoor kiosk model with

different ways to satisfy your Fitbit or Apple Watch

a French flair.  All of the macarons are hand-made

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Didier’s team makes all the macarons with almond

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LEARNING HELP Since 1977, Huntington Learning Centers have been readily accomplishing their mission of giving every student the best education possible. Online and in-center, their certified teachers help K – 12  students with phonics, vocabulary, reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, SAT/ACT prep, and more. All   programs are tailored to each child’s specific needs. Give your student the chance to get back on track and ahead of their peers. New location at 10305 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek.  678.722.5112, JohnsCreekGA@HLCmail.com. HuntingtonHelps.com

BLUE RIDGE ROAD TRIP TIME A new vineyard brings a touch of the Old World to a

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67-acre ridgetop setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Local pet parents Angelica and Sergio De La

Stone Ashe Vineyard opened with five wines and

Torre are pleased to announce the launch of their

13 acres of vines framed by mountain vistas. Floor-

new pet food and supplies company – Pet Wants

to-ceiling windows in the tasting room offer pan-

Alpharetta. Pet Wants’ specially-crafted, private-la-

oramic views of several peaks, including Bearwallow,

bel pet food formulas are made in small batches with

Sugarloaf and Bald Top mountains. Owners Craig and

fresh, natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins

Tina Little wanted to replicate the vineyard experience

and minerals for a complete and balanced diet in

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GIVING BACK

FINDING YOUR LEE CHADWICK, OWNER OF THE METROPOLITAN CLUB PAUSES TO REFLECT, BE GRATEFUL AND REMIND US TO TAKE ACTION ARTICLE MACKENZIE SHAPIRO PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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“EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US- YOUNG, OLD, RICH, POOR, BLACK, OR WHITE THROUGH CHOOSING ONE AREA OF CONCERN, AND BEING RESPONSIBLE T O H E L P, Q U I E T LY B U T AB S O LU T E LY C AN WIELD OUR VOTE AND OUR EFFORTS LIKE BRICK S. HAVE THE COURAGE TO C H A N G E T H E W O R L D .”

BENEATH THE LAYER OF NEED THAT DEFINES A FUNDRAISING EVENT, AN EXCEPTIONAL GALA WILL ALSO CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STAFF AND SUPPORTERS TO CELEBRATE CURRENT SUCCESS WHILE DRAWING INSPIRATION FOR THE GOALS THEY SHARE. A delicate balance is required to raise the most funds possible while creating a memorable and positive experience, says Lee

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Chadwick, owner of The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. It’s not much harder to plan a truly great event than plan just a good one. However, the long-term added value is huge. The details - quality food, the luxury of space, comfortable and attentive service - contribute to a superior experience that ties people back to the cause. 

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Below: Alton Brown and his wife, Elizabeth Ingram, with Lee Chadwick at The Metropolitan Club hosting Heifer International’s fundraiser for the China initiative.

5895 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta 678.527.2000 TheMetropolitanClub.net

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“After previewing several venues that

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failed to meet our needs, I met Lee. I was amazed by her extensive knowledge and her ability to seamlessly assemble an elegant event,” says Christy LeBlanc, chair of a gala benefiting Salla Treatment and Research Foundation held at The Metropolitan Club in 2019. “Every detail was considered from the flowers, to the five-star food, and even specialty linens and decorative lighting were provided. Partnering with The Metropolitan Club resulted in a resoundingly successful event which achieved double our fundraising goals and had guests committing to next year’s event on the spot.” Lee sees her role as a nonprofit event strategist. Sheepdog Connection is a very small nonprofit without much fundraising experience. Lee helped planners defray costs significantly and introduced them to strategic partners that could help with silent auction items and auxiliary services. “Because we were brand new, Lee went the extra mile by personally donating auction items that broadened the variety of our donations and added directly to the bottom line. The evening was a huge success, socially and financially,” says Jean Fitzgerald of Sheepdog Connection. In this time of COVID, racial injustice and the resulting economic tsunami, it may be optimistic to say that everything we face can be corrected with goodwill, generosity and action.  But, Lee believes  each of us should be identifying areas where we want to make an impact, lending our unmitigated support in a meaningful way. The nonprofits she works with are working hard to make

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TREND SETTER

ALPHARETTA CITY CENTER (ACC) IS A 26-ACRE MIXED-USE DEVEL-

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY AUBRY CANALES

OPMENT WE KNOW AS “DOWNThe Apolis “Shop Local” bag from The Ballog

TOWN!”   In partnership with the City of Alpharetta, the property expands the existing downtown historic district by six blocks and is home to Alpharetta’s City Hall, luxury living community Amorance, and more than 30 shops and restaurants. The project’s design incorporates existing historic buildings and trees, along with replications of buildings that sat on the site in the 19th century. We asked business owners to show and tell us about their fall favorites and our photographer Aubry Canales caught up with them where they do business. CityCenterAlpharetta.com.

T CI Y FAVO R ITE S ALPHARETTA CITY CENTER BUSINESS OWNERS SHOW AND TELL 18

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THE BALLOG The Apolis “Shop Local” bag is an ethically-sourced, fashionably-durable market bag from a certified B Corporation, meaning it has met higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Shop this complete look at The Ballog, a mother-daughter owned and operated business whose mission is to support local, independent and socially-conscious artisans open for in-store shopping, curbside pickup or online at TheBallog.com PERCHED Perched owner Amanda Topper wears one of her favorite maxis, creating effortless summer style. She has paired the dress with teardrop beaded earrings and a set of her favorite Erimish bracelets. Perched, run by a mother-daughter duo, prides themselves on being budget-friendly, trendy and always ready to help you find the perfect outfit or gift. Shop in-store, curbside or online at  ShopFashionCupcake.com. CONTINUED >

Perched owner Amanda Topper wears one of her favorite maxis

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Anna Bella Fine LingerieÂ

ON Cloudswifts Footwear from Mountain High Outfitters.

Spirit Lala owns Spirited Boutique and wears some of her favorite pieces by local artists. 20

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Is someone keeping you up at night? Perhaps it’s time for a snore appliance.

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Check out Dr. Golsen’s piece in the March 2020 issues: JohnsCreekLifestyle.com | AlpharettaLifestylepubs.com

ANNA BELLA FINE LINGERIE With most students going back to school virtually this year, Anna Bella Fine Lingerie is focusing on their comfort with cozy pajamas and fluffy slipper socks. Anna Bella’s collection of high-quality loungewear and comfy slippers is the perfect way to start the school year off right and can be found in-store or online at AnnaBellaLingerie.com MOUNTAIN HIGH OUTFITTERS ON Cloudswifts Footwear fits well with Mountain High’s customers who transition between urban, occupational and outdoor activities. Mountain High loves being a part of Alpharetta and looks forward to cultivating relationships one outfit at a time. Shop in-store, curbside or online at MountainHighOutfitters.com   

We have invested in our patients with the latest technology - Intra-oral video camera - Oral ID oral cancer light detection

SPIRITED BOUTIQUES Spirited Boutiques believes that any ordinary look can be embellished with a stunning kimono and a few good pieces of local-

- Spectra cavity detecting technology - CamX Triton HD Oral Camera detects decay between teeth

ly-made jewelry, seen here on store owner Spirit Lala. They are here to take that jeans and t-shirt look to another level. Shop in-store or online at SpiritedBoutiques.com.

Following all new health guidelines to protect the safety of our clients.

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Dress Up for pretty dresses and accessories

Tiered dresses and beaded earrings from The Pink Valise.

Brittany Cox, owner of clothing boutique Southern Local, shows off two pieces from the Dog Mom collection.

​​​​​​​Magnolia Moon owner Cameron Moon is ready to go with a gold passport holder. A girl can dream! 22

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BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL Specials for September

DRESS UP The Carter Spotted Tiered Dress is the perfect mix of cute and chic, featuring lightweight fabric and a spotted pink print. Also seen is the Taylor Circle Pendant Necklace, a dainty piece that can “Dress Up” any look. Shop in-store, curbside or online at ShopDressUp.com. MODEL

MAGNOLIA MOON Magnolia Moon owner Cameron Moon is seen wearing the Aruba romper, ideal for end-of-summer adventures. She pairs the romper with a shimmering gold passport holder, which is the perfect accessory for those dreaming of going on a trip during these times. Shop in-store, curbside or online at MagnoliaMoonOutfitters.com. THE PINK VALISE Tiered dresses and beaded earrings are very in right now, knows The Pink Valise

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Boutique owner Amanda Smith. While many

Vivace™ RF Microneedling Face Treatment for $800 and receive Free Neck Treatment

gatherings are virtual nowadays, it’s still

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fun to get dressed up in today’s trends and dress to impress. Find this look and other trendy styles online and in-store at The Pink Valise. Shop in-store, curbside or online at

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

FASHION

We asked some of the coolest shops in Alpharetta to share their hottest selling items with us. Here’s the inside scoop.

FAVES ALPHARETTA'S BEST SELLERS

Arhaus

AYA Medical Spa

Boardroom Salon for Men

Chic Evolution in Art

Comeback Vinyl

Core 57

Designer Consigner

Fiore Boutique

J. McLaughlin

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ARHAUS The Gage Dining Chair Collection features iconic scoop-seat silhouettes accented by baseball-style stitching for an added element of Americana.  678.248.5522 Arhaus.com AYA MEDICAL SPA Anti-aging daily moisturizer intelligently designed to deliver the power of 5 anti-aging products in 1. Helps to correct, protect, conceal, brighten and hydrate skin to deliver clinically

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CORE57 Whether you are finishing a workout at Core57 or working out at home, recovery is an integral piece of everyone’s fitness routine. Check out Core57 for a Recovery class and equipment. 470.268.4744 Core57.com DESIGNER CONSIGNER Designer accessories, new and gently used, a fraction of the retail store prices.  770.777.0032 Designer-Consigner.net CONTINUED >

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LOCAL’S CHOICE (CONTINUED) K Squared

FIORE BOUTIQUE Super fun 100% cotton graphic t-shirt that would go great with

Kendra Scott

jeans, denim shorts or skirt. Give us some waffle fries and a large sweet tea! 404.645.2674 MyFioreBoutique.com J.MCLAUGHLIN Your new favorite jeans, featuring statement pairs in a bold prints and solids. Knit to look as cool as classic denim and made of 4-way stretch that offers the same comfort as a great pair of leggings. Laura Ramsey Furniture and Interiors

678.248.5559 JMcLaughlin.com K SQUARED ARTISAN BOUTIQUE (INSIDE NORTH POINT MALL) Fashionable masks with an ecological design and comfortable elastic ear pieces. Locally made.

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770.977.2202 KSquaredArtisanBoutique.com KENDRA SCOTT The Kaia hoop earrings in vintage gold were inspired by your favorite vintage designs. 678.392.3886 (Avalon Store) KendraScott.com LAURA RAMSEY FURNITURE & INTERIORS LEE Industries, Inc. swivel chair in Nora Sands fabric. Perfect for any room in the house - bedroom, family room or a reading nook in Solomon Brothers

your keeping room. 770.475.2085 LauraRamseyInc.com LE MACARON ALPHARETTA Le Macaron Alpharetta, owned by Hospitality industry veteran

Sugarboo & Co

Lisa Amundsen and her husband Dave, is an authentic French macaron shop with over 20 flavors of Le Macaron’s signature gluten-free macarons. 678.224.1311 LeMacaronAlpharetta.com SOLOMON BROTHERS JEWELERS Single shared prong diamond wedding band. Comes in white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold! 678.381.1478 SolomonBrothers.com SUGARBOO & CO. Tommy Bahama

These large botanical tarps are based off of Rebecca's love for anything growing from the earth and meaningful words. 470.719.4812 SugarBooAndCo.com

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Understanding Alzheimer’s: Effective Communication Strategies.

Join us on Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 pm for our informative event. The Mansions Assisted Living & Memory Care communities are coming together to host this incredible virtual event that aims to help caregivers and loved ones gain a better understanding of Alzheimer’s.

Don’t wait!

Please register by September 22, 2020

Join us as we learn the affects Alzheimer's and dementia can have on a patient's communication skills and how we can better connect and communicate with them. This incredible event is presented by: Brandi Hackett, LMSW, C-ASWCM, Clinical Care Specialist at Family Private Care LLC.

Call Kristen Lockwood at (470) 201-5081 OR Call Vicki Luna at (470) 338-5316 OR Call Stacey Donald at (770) 901-2334 OR KLockwood@TheMansionsatAlpharetta.com SDonald@TheMansionsatGwinnettPark.com VLuna@TheMansionsatSandySprings.com CityLifestyle.com/Alpharetta

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

Something Smells Nice! ARTICLE BECKY PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY TRAVIS HUDGONS

INDIEHOUSE MODERN FRAGRANCE BAR OPENS IN ALPHARETTA LAST YEAR, MORE THAN 2,500 NEW PERFUME BRANDS LAUNCHED OFFERING A PLETHORA OF OFTEN-CONFUSING OPTIONS. This summer, one boutique shop opened in historic downtown Alpharetta that will forever erase the need to embark on yet another frustrating fragrance shopping excursion. INDIEHOUSE Modern Fragrance Bar, a clean beauty, interactive experience opened in historic downtown Alpharetta this past June with 150+ personal and home fragrances found nowhere else in Atlanta as well as ways to create unique scents at the Blending Bar or at a fun Scent Blending Workshop. The concept was born from the founder’s long-time quest for her perfect fragrance. Carrie Hadley was drawn to fragrances because they encourage people to interact. Beautiful fragrances, she felt, were so personal and inviting but the hunt was usually a daunting task. 28

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Carrie Hadley, owner, leads a workshop at INDIEHOUSE


Make your own fragrance at the INDIEHOUSE Blending Bar

“Shelves upon shelves of beautiful bottles had names that provided me no idea what was inside,” Hadley related. “The salespeople were always very nice and tried to help, but honestly I usually didn’t know what I wanted because scents were never organized in an intuitive way.” After spending time in the south of France and then developing proprietary house scents at a perfumer’s studio in Los Angeles, Hadley decided to take matters into her own hands. “I researched and analyzed the fragrance buying experience,” she said. “When I shopped for a scent, a test spray would usually get all over me or my handbag – so I wore it whether I liked it or not. And if I did find one that I liked enough to purchase, the price was absent, so at checkout it was: ‘surprise! that will be $400!’ As a consumer, that puts you in the position to tell a complete stranger that you cannot afford the thing you just announced you would buy - a terrible business model. People buy beauty products to feel good, not to be humiliated at the end of the experience.” “It dawned on me that we didn’t need another new fragrance brand, but a newway to shop for and find your perfect fragrance.”  Hadley’s modern twist on the traditional shopping experience includes testing fragrances by smelling paper flowers under funnels to eliminate that “spray it on small strips” problem, and all of the clean fragrances are organized into a manageable six categories, from Modern Romantic to Sporty Chic, allowing guests to “choose their own adventure.”    As Alpharetta-Milton residents since 1996, Carrie, a sales professional, and her husband Bryan wanted to ensure all of INDIEHOUSE products were clean enough for any of their three daughters to use. After 18 months of research using robust EWG.org tools, she found the best standard is the one used in the European Union.   “By law the EU has banned 2,500 ingredients from use in fine fragrances whereas our FDA only bans 30. So, until this country passes tougher laws, we will only use brands that are formulated without excessive preservatives and toxic ingredients.”  Not only a clean shop, INDIEHOUSE is the only fragrance boutique in the country to combine a niche shopping experience with a custom fragrance blending workshop space.  During the two-hour workshop ($89 per person), guests learn how to deconstruct complex fragrances into primary building blocks then create a personal CONTINUED >

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT (CONTINUED)

All in the family - Liv, Kate, Carrie and Marin Clare Hadley at the entrance of INDIEHOUSE Modern Fragrance Bar

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AUTHENTIC, FLAVORFUL, DELICIOUS,

OPEN NOW FOR DINE IN & CURBSIDE PICK UP

scent to evoke whatever character, mood and style they want to share with the world. “Designed to be a perfect girl’s night out or a unique date night, we feature bridal party, teambuilding and special birthday packages,” Hadley said. “Guests are welcome to bring a bottle of wine and a nosh to sip and snack at the beginning of the workshop, then I turn them loose with 30 ingredients to create their own unique scent.”   During the Blending Bar experience ($49 per person), guests create a custom scent anytime during store hours from one of six house blends, enhanced with a few notes of their choosing and blended by an INDIEHOUSE fragrance guide.  Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Alpharetta, INDIEHOUSE Fragrance Bar is located at 26 Old Roswell St., Suite 101, Alpharetta. Store hours will be adjusted for COVID-19 protocols.  

2100 Ray Moss Connector Johns Creek, GA 30022

770.674.2779

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FOOD & WINE

+ Blue cheese

+ Pickled beets + Cornichons

+ Brie

+ Prosciutto di Parma

ARTICLE SEAN O'KEEFE PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

The Ar t of the Charcuterie SALT DESIGNS THE PERFECT BOARD FOR ALPHARETTA LIFESTYLE

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+ Honey comb THERE ARE LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF COMBINATIONS OF CHEESE THAT CAN BE FOUND ON

+ Aged goats cheese

A CHEESE PLATE. The key is not only knowing how to pick the right three cheeses to use but what to put with them to create the perfect nosh. Salt in Alpharetta is known for their amazing cheese plates and clever combinations. Nykki Mitchell, a Salt Restaurant manager and I recently had a chance to chat cheese;  here are some of her fun insights on what to include to create the perfect cheese plate! SOK:

WHAT

ARE

YOUR

THREE

FAVORITE

CHEESES AND WHY? NM: I love the smooth creamy texture of goat cheese, it is made in a variety of styles from soft to hard and they go with about anything.  I also like the tangy, slightly

+ Strawberr y preser ves

salty flavor of feta; the dry texture makes it perfect for crumbling. Brie is my absolute favorite, I love that it is a little earthy and nutty. SOK: BESIDES CHEESE, WHAT ARE THREE  COMPONENTS THAT EVERY CHEESE PLATE SHOULD HAVE? NM: “Rooties Pickles” and some peppadew peppers!  I also like to have  fresh fruit, preferably  berries, some fresh jams or spreads on toasted breads.  Don’t forget meats like Spanish chorizo, spicy Hungarian salami and prosciutto di parma.  SOE: WHAT MAKES THE CHEESE PLATE PERFECT? NM: The cheese plate must be served  thick  wooden board. 

on a

Presentation is everything!

Presentation and a nice wine or champagne. Salt Factory Pub 102 S Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009 SaltFactoryPub.com

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FINANCIAL BUZZ

Finding Financial Freedom FOR HIGH NET WORTH INVESTORS:

Providing for and protecting your loved ones is never more critical than when you aren’t there to do so. An estate plan can help preserve and protect your wealth, control who receives your assets, ensure  your wishes are carried out, reduce the tax burden on your heirs, and provide for continuation of your business. FOR WOMEN INVESTORS: Complete and update your financial plan for the future.  A financial plan addresses specific needs and goals. Your portfolio and asset allocation is important, but whether or not it’s going to allow you to retire or take trips you’ve been dreaming about may put the “why” behind investing into perspective. FOR INVESTORS SAVING FOR RETIREMENT: Did you rebalance your portfolio during this virus pullback? A good rule of thumb is to review your portfolio periodically to see if it needs to be rebalanced. Even a gradual approach to shifting your assets as you get closer to retirement can help minimize your risk.  With over 35 years of combined industry experience, Schultz Wealth Management of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC guides clients through the phases of investing: wealth accumulation, wealth preservation and wealth distribution. A goal-based approach to planning allows us to provide professional investment advice at the time needed most in order to help plan for major life events and financial decisions, such selling your family business, inheritance, or preparing for retirement. 3630 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, 404.926.2022  SchultzWM.com ARTICLE JEFF SCHULTZ 34

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