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DECEMBER 2019

HolidaY Magic

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

EDITOR'S GIVING GUIDE

PLEASING PUNCHES


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

DECEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com MARKET AREA ADMINISTRATOR

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Happy holidays, friends THIS WILL BE MY FIRST CHRISTMAS WITH A GRANDSON, THE BEST GIFT EVER.

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My babies are 20, 22 and 27 and while they make my heart explode with love and pride every day, it's little Teddy who will be the star of this year's holiday season. Lucky for me, he and his parents will make the trek from Kansas City to stay with us for a week or so. Not long enough!

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Martha Polk, Ansley Pridgen CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

While I am entranced with him, I also feel a deepening love for my daughter, his mother.

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I'm so amazed at her patience, positivity, and confidence.  Watching her settle into motherhood is so rewarding and sharing his growth is an honor.  I have spent the holidays in dozens of different homes (we’ve had fun moving around the world, living here in Atlanta for the last 10 years) but the one constant thing is dedicating all of Christmas Day to family. This year, we’ll be pulling up the high chair to the table and giving thanks for our many blessings. Especially the tiniest one. 

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Happy holidays to you and yours from all of us here at Lifestyle Publications.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE DECEMBER 2019

FEATURES 16 Religious Diversity and Inclusion at the Holidays and Every Day Students celebrate equality at school.

20 Editor's Giving Guide Because giving feels so good.

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26 Crowd Pleasers Holiday punch recipes to share.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Local Limelight

22 Giving Back 26 Culinary Creations 28 Travel Destination 32 Lifestyle Calendar


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GOOD TIMES

Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Caroline Ann was the featured designer for the Couture for Kids fashion show at Tootsies benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Since its inception, the event has raised $190,000. Attendees included Kristin Klingshirn, Davi Crimmins, Holly Firfer, Karyn Greer, Trayce Hutchins, Grace Wethor, Shaye Strager, Jennifer Valdez, Angie Ward.

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Teal Trot 2019 The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance hosted its annual “Teal Trot” 5K at Chastain Park to honor local ovarian cancer patients, survivors and supporters on September 14. The event drew its largest crowd ever with 1,100 participants and raised $146,000 to support statewide education and awareness efforts. GAOvarianCancer.org; 404.255.1337.

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GOOD TIMES

2nd Annual Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic The 2nd Annual Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic was held at Chukkar Farm Polo Club, with over 500 attendees to support the Ride to the Olympics foundation. Sponsored by Bentley and Grey Goose, the event featured a day party, polo match, and runway show. PHOTOS ETV MEDIA SOLUTIONS

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Whiskey Blue's Woof-Top Howl-O-Ween Party Atlantans and their pups pulled out their best costumes and visited Whiskey Blue for their WoofTop Howl-O-Ween Party! The party featured a costume contest with prizes awarded to the bestdressed pups in attendance along with a pop-up dog park with a spooky dog-sized haunted house.

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AROUND TOWN

JR. LEAGUE HONORED Recently, The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) was honored to be selected as a recipient of the 2019 YO Award presented on behalf of Atlanta nonprofit, Page Turners Make Great Learners. JLA has partnered with Page Turners for the last four years by sharing the importance of reading in local schools impacting more than 1200 students and donating more than 1,000 books for each child to add to their personal collection. Members of the JLA support the league’s current education initiatives by participating in the Journey to Literacy Program where it partners with local libraries hosting events for both children and parents.  The YO Award was accepted on behalf of the JLA during the Storybook Evening Gala in September.  

ALMA COCINA BUCKHEAD Fifth Group Restaurants, the esteemed Atlanta hospitality company behind South City Kitchen, Ecco, La Tavola Trattoria, The Original El Taco, Lure and Alma Cocina, as well as full-service events company Bold Catering & Design, announces the

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

A DEEP RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCE IS A WAY OF LIFE AT WOODWARD ACADEMY. Our students and faculty bring a variety of races, cultures, ethnicities, and learning styles as well as the beautiful differences of their various religious faiths. Woodward offers many avenues for students to honor their traditions and share them with classmates from other faiths. Every step of the way, from pre-K to 12th grade, students can grow together spiritually.

Religious

In pre-K to sixth grade, students learn from Upper School interfaith student leaders who mentor them and teach them about holidays and culture. Our younger students can join interfaith clubs where they can share their faith and learn about others. In Middle School, we support students as they prepare for their Bat and Bar Mitzvahs and other landmark faith celebrations,

Diversity, Inclusion

and as they further discover their own relationship to religion. Seventh and eighth graders can join a variety of faith-based clubs and activities. In Upper School, Woodward offers a Comparative Religions course as well as a Multicultural, Ethnic, and Diversity Studies course, both of which expand our students’ academic understanding of different faith traditions, their cultures, and their histories. Additionally, many students choose to explore religion through our different clubs. Our Chaplain’s Council is the religious leadership group on campus and plans and executes religious celebrations and opportunities for interfaith learning and prayer across campus. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes builds community learning and action at the intersection of the Christian faith

STUDENTS CELEBRATE AT SCHOOL

and athletics. The Muslim Awareness Club brings Muslim traditions, cultures, and faith to Woodward and creates a space for Muslim students and those interested to gather and celebrate. Yad B’Yad offers an opportunity to learn about or deepen

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connections to Judaism; share in Jewish culture, faith, and issues; and bring Jewish traditions and celebrations to life on Woodward’s campus. The Catholic Identity Club is for all those who wish to share, learn, and discuss Catholicism and related issues, and our Hindu Cultural Association offers a space for Hindu students and those interested in Hinduism to learn, build community, and bring Hindu culture and traditions to life on campus.

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Kw a n z a a Celebrated by many North Americans of West African descent, this holiday recognizes African heritage. The candles of a seven-branched candelabrum, representing attributes such as unity, self-determination, As a school, we also make time to come together for interfaith

responsibility, and cooperative economics,

field trips, discussion, education, and celebration. When events

purpose, creativity, and faith, are succes-

happen in our community or the broader world that are worthy of

sively lit over the seven days of the festival.

deep communal contemplation, we come together for interfaith prayer and reflection. Throughout the month of December, students in our community celebrate all different traditions, including:

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Advent a nd Christmas

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I nter fa ith Celebrations We bring these traditions and others including, Islamic and Hindu traditions and celebrations, together through interfaith prayer

The first Sunday of Advent begins the period of preparation for

services, school-wide announcements, his-

Christmas, as one candle is lit each week to represent hope, joy,

tory and cultural learning projects, and our

peace, and love.

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GIVING BACK

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ANCY HOLLOWAY OF ALPHARETTA WAS THE LUCKY WINNER IN LIFESTYLE PUBLICATIONS’ BEACH HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. She and her sister escaped to the lovely Henderson Park Inn in Destin for four nights of relaxation and pampering.  The Henderson is an adult-only beachfront bed and breakfast with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, and an easy morning’s drive from Alpharetta.  “I found out about the contest from the ad in Alpharetta Lifestyle magazine. My sister went with me on the trip, it was an incredible property, very unique, especially in Destin where you typically see high rise condos or beautiful homes on the beach,” says Nancy, who is a real

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With just 37 luxury rooms and suites, the boutique property is quiet and attracts newlyweds, couples and friends looking for an all-inclusive (except dinner) experience at the beach. “The rooms were more traditional in decor and the restaurant was incredible - very intimate yet charming,” said Nancy. “A complete

or to the beach are prepared daily for guests and happy hour and snacks are at the ready after a day out and about. “The entire staff was extremely professional and informative,” says Nancy. “If you are looking for a place to relax and be away from the crowds , unwind...this place is for you!”

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CULINARY CREATIONS

CROWD PLEASERS PLEASING HOLIDAY PUNCHES

MATTHEW GIBBONS, BEVERAGE DIRECTOR AT AIX AND TIN TINÂ BELIEVES IN CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS WITH A CROWD. ENJOY THESE TWO PUNCH RECIPES AND CHEERS TO YOUR ENTIRE CREW!

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PHOTOGRAPHY JAZMINE N. HODGSON

VIVE LE VENT

PLUS À PARTAGER

GENERAL TAPIOCA

Mulled red wine (Bordeaux of course)

Light, sparkly, rose punch with a lit-

Nice, easy-drinking take on the classic

with cognac, spiced with cinnamon,

tle kick from Bigallet China-China and

'Suze et Tonique'. Gin and Suze is bright-

star anise, clove, and orange peel.

honey-like sweetness from Lillet Blanc,

ened up with blood orange juice and per-

and vodka for the merriment of all.

simmon syrup then topped off with tonic.

INGREDIENTS + 2 bottles of French red wine (I used Burgundy pinot noir) + 2 cups Cognac

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

+ 4 cups vodka

+ 4 cups gin

+ 2 cups Bigallet China-China 

+ 2 cups Suze

Amer Liqueur

+ 1 cup blood orange juice

+ 1/2 cup brown sugar

+ 1 cup fresh lemon juice

+ 1 cup persimmon syrup**

+ 2 oranges

+ 1/2 cup simple syrup

+ Tonic water

+ 4 cinnamon sticks

+ 2 bottles sparkling brut rose

+ 12 cloves

INSTRUCTIONS

+ 8 star anise

INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

To make simple, combine equal parts sugar and boiling water and stir

Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Halve the oranges and squeeze by hand into red wine. Bring to a boil, and then allow to simmer for at least 20 minutes. Serve

warm

orange slices.

with

additional

to dissolve. Combine vodka, China China, lemon

Combine all ingredients into a punch bowl with ice and garnish with lemon twist and slices. **PERSIMMON SYRUP INGREDIENTS

juice, and simple syrup in punch bowl.

+ 2 persimmons

Add rose, fill with ice, and stir.

+ 1 cups sugar + 2 cups water + Peel of two lemons INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.  Strain and allow to cool. Recipes from Matthew Gibbons

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below the horizon. It’s a lively crowd, tourists juggling cocktails and phones, waiting for the elusive sunset selfie, in focus and Instagram-ready. Staying at the Ocean Key puts you squarely in the frame, with the advantages of an on-site award winning restaurant (“Best Waterfront Dining, Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence- Hot Tin Roof 2018 & 2019) and suites with balconies overlooking the Gulf. You can also watch the sunset from your table at the Hot Tin Roof restaurant (Tennessee Williams visited Key West often) where the attentive staff will adjust the wide plantation blinds so your view is optimal and memorable. The decor is refined old Florida and the menu is all about seafood, Caribbean influences and freshness. Ask to be seated in a banquette. It’s very Hollywood.

Book the Javanese Royal Treatment at SpaTerre (also tucked away on the property) with a Balinese massage, rice and turmeric scrub followed by a rub of warm yogurt. After a jasmine scented shower, sink onto a flower petal bath. Wander back to your room, throw open the French doors and take a nap. The guest rooms and suites have tubs (some jetted), bright decor with just the right amount of turquoise accents and private balconies. The concierge will book sunset cruises, rental bikes, snorkel trips at the reef, guided kayak eco-tours through the mangrove islands, trips to observe wild dolphins in their natural habitat or diving on a sunken wreck.  Fishing the flats and shallows, sight fishing for permit, tarpon or bone fish, 30

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heading out to the deeper waters of the backcountry staying just inside of the reef, on the hunt for snapper, grouper or possibly even tuna. Tour the The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum where he lived and wrote for ten years (writing 70 percent of his works) or meander through The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Key West has a unique vibe, cheery Midwesterners searching for that long lost shaker of salt shopping and drinking their way down Duval Street while carefully coiffed retirees enjoy the palmy balmy weather.  Staying at Ocean Key Resort & Spa gives you the opportunity to join the parade or sit on the sidelines to watch, making the scene your own.  OceanKey.com 800.328.9815

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

CALL CHRIS SEARS BEFORE JANUARY 1 AND RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT ON DESIGN SERVICES.

1 MARCUS AUTISM CENTER QUIET SHOPPING HOUR AT LENOX SQUARE 3393 Peachtree Road NE

Lenox Square will host a “quiet hour” with the Marcus Autism Center for families with children on the Autism Spectrum

Sunday,

December

1

from 11 a.m. – noon. At participating stores, dimmed lights, muted music and reduced crowd sizes will provide shoppers on the Autism spectrum with a more comfortable and subdued shopping experience.

1 PHOTOS WITH SANTA/MACY’S COURT AT LENOX SQUARE 3393 Peachtree Rd., N.E.

November 1 – December 24 Families are invited to capture special holiday moments with the jolliest man in town! For hours and Santa’s full schedule,

visit

simon.com/lenox-

square. Guests can save time and avoid the line with Santa’s Fast Pass!

LET US DESIGN AND BUILD YOUR PERSONAL OASIS THIS WINTER! Owner is a: GA REGISTERED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT & STATE LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR

CALL:

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OPEN TUESDAY - SUNDAY A BOUNTY OF ART

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

The OUMA Collects exhibition highlights selected works from the permanent collection of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art that align with current course offerings. Recent acquisitions on view include works by artists Romare Bearden and Raphael Soyer.   


DECEMBER

OPEN TUESDAY - SUNDAY FASHIONING ART FROM PAPER SCAD

EVIS BABO D.M.D

SCAD FASH's exhibition that explores 500 years of fashion through the breathtaking trompe l'oeil masterpieces of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.

Through

her

expert

manipulation of paper and paint, de Borchgrave creates sculptural replicas of historic garments found in early European paintings or collections from around the world.

Keeping Smiles Healthy THROUGH CARE & PREVENTION

THROUGH DEC SANTA TUCK-INS Hotel at Avalon

"Tuck-ins with Santa" has returned to The Hotel at Avalon! Atlanta's best staycation hotel offers a unique and delightful experience for children of all ages. The magic begins with a knockknock-knock on the door, a smile spreads from ear to ear as the sound of reindeer bells fills the room and Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive. Marriott.com/ atlre  Thehotelatavalon.com

4 LIGHT UP BROOKHAVEN Blackburn Park

This free event features special musical performances, visits with Santa, holiday crafts, Toys for Tots collection box, hot chocolate sale, food trucks, holiday cartoons, and Christmas tree and Hanukkah display lighting.

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2045 PEACHTREE RD, SUITE 100 ATLANTA, GA 30309

(404) 605-0359 WWW.SMILE-CENTER.NET

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What is

home?

4 JULIE ANDREWS

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

A true legend in every sense of the word, Julie Andrews has entertained millions for more than half a century. Opening with a beautiful video montage of her work, ˜An Evening of Conversation with Julie Andrews” is a unique and unforgettable visit with one of the world's most beloved icons. TicketMaster.com

7 SOUNDS OF THE SEASON/HOLIDAY COMMUNITY DAY AT PHIPPS PLAZA Maybe it’s trying a new recipe with the grandkids.

3500 Peachtree Rd. NE

As part of Phipps Plaza’s Tenth Annual Holiday Community Day,

Maybe it’s catching up with a friend.

families are invited to celebrate the

Maybe it’s the aroma of freshly baked bread.

ment from local Atlanta organizations

We think it’s all of the above. Maybe that’s why so many people call Alto home. Giving back is important to us. Join our food drive running through December 31. All participants receive a complimentary gift bag. For more information, call 404-857-3207 or visit AltoBuckhead.com.

season with a day of live entertainin Monarch Court.

31 NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA 800 Battery Ave SE

Families are invited to ring in the new year early with the annual Early Innings celebration and countdown to 2020 with an inflatable ball drop! The event includes performances by The Battery Atlanta Spirit Squad, the Heavy Hitters, a live painting to music by artist David Garibaldi and more. Blooper will be present to take photos with children.

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DECEMBER

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GRAND KITCHEN Event Create the kitchen of your dreams and save.

Visit your official Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom to get started. 3280 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30305 • 404-973-0660 • subzero-wolf.com/atlanta

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