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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2019 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com

Do you like my hat? It’s from Goorin Brothers here in Atlanta. That smile is compliments of Montage Palmetto Bluff.

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Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com MARKET SUPPORT DIRECTOR

Darce Richardson | darce.richardson@lifestylepubs.com

April showers bring May flowers! 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 handiness of these earth crushing rectangles of convenient absorbency. The two rolls last until February or so. Then, it’s back to using dish clothes, towels and sponges to wipe 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-in-law 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

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

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towel is something small and easy we can do to cut down our already sprawling carbon

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footprint. All this was received with doubt and disbelief as she shook her head, eyes darting around the room in search of an omniscient roll.

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

We took a long glorious walk on the BeltLine and had BBQ at Auburn Street Market,

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

stopping at Publix for allergy meds (we have cats) before heading home. She came out

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

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 just so disgustingly gigantic and unnecessary. We had a great visit and I hope they

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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,

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2019

FEATURES 16 Junior Gladiators Grooming girls for Lacrosse success.

20 Summer Classics in Spring Polo in the Pines partner shares trends.

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24 Tip Toeing Through the Secret Gardens Tour set for May 4.

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Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Travel Destination

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Artist’s Palette

20 Open House 30 Giving Back 34 Now Open 38 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Trend Setter


AROUND TOWN

FLOORING FUN Flack’s Flooring has just completed renovating

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Institute has been named a Center of Excellence for a minimally-invasive stenting procedure that effectively treats carotid artery disease in older and high risk patients. Northside is one of the first hospitals in the state of Georgia to receive this recognition, and offers the technology at its Atlanta, Cherokee and Forsyth locations. The procedure, called Trans Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), treats blockages in the carotid (neck) artery to reduce the risk of stroke, particularly in patients older than 75 years, and in patients at high risk for conventional open surgery. Northside is among the first in Georgia participating in this procedure, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015. Northside is one of the first facilities in Georgia to earn the distinction from Silk Road Medical. Dr. Siddharth Patel, a general and vascular surgeon at Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, was the first physician to perform TCAR at Northside Hospital in 2016, shortly after it became available. Northside.com

KIDDIE ACADEMY OPEN Kiddie Academy of Johns Creek is excited to open its doors to the community in April 2019 and our pre-enrollment promotion is good through April 30, 2019. So come on in and learn more about our programs and summer camp options! At Kiddie Academy of Johns Creek, they are first and foremost caregivers. They believe care and learning should go hand in hand, and the two should always be balanced with a big dose of fun. Kiddie Academy is also committed to enriching your child on every level - cognitively, emotionally, socially and physically. Using a teacher-guided, child-lead philosophy, educational concepts are utilized throughout the day, including playtime. The result? Children are inspired to discover and to become confident in their understanding of the world. To that end, children who attend Kiddie Academy are more "school ready" when the time comes. Do you have more questions? Please contact them at 770.864.5455 or visit us at KiddieAcademy.net.

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IT’S VERY EASY TO TALK ABOUT HOW BUSY OUR LIVES ARE, NEEDING MORE TIME TO RELAX OR WISHING WE HAD MORE VACATION TIME. But when we actually some time away from our hectic schedules, it’s even more difficult to unwind these days. I’ve heard many people say that 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-Daily 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

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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 way to truly enjoy our time was to all place our cell

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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 and fresh gulf-caught fish at Brotulas--so fresh, the fish came with a barcode that

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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

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

TO CONSTRUCTION

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 this program offers an amazing opportunity

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

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, 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. 18

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PROTECTING WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU 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

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“MANY BRANDS ARE INVESTING IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH & CUT TING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS WHILE MINIMIZING THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. SUMMER CLASSICS IS ALSO DOING ITS PART TO PRESERVE THE HEALTH OF OUR ENVIRONMENT.”

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or tropical. Even though rattan and woven wicker furniture is not anything new to the Summer Classics product line, our designers really dove deep this year as they added a “vintage coastal” twist to the new designs. Eco-Conscious Design: Many brands are investing in scientific research & cutting-edge technologies to create beautiful products while minimizing their environmental impact. Summer Classics is also doing its part to preserve the health of our environment. If sustainable design is on your radar this year, check out the stylish Wind Collection made 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. ADIRONDACK FLASHBACK:

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a modern take on the Adirondack chair, two of our newest collections, Ashland and Kennebunkport, are inspired off of this classic style seating that has stood the test of time. The trend of “outdoor living” really come to life over the years as technology and social media has become a way of living. People are looking for a place to escape, so what better way to escape, than in your own backyard (or balcony), with the classic style Adirondack chair you grew-up lounging in. DARING COLOR: Today, most furniture brands are offering a plethora of textiles in every pattern, texture, and shade of the rainbow. Color can influence our mood and convey our individuality, so use it to your advantage! Tasteful neutrals will always occupy a special place in our heart, but this outdoor living trend for 2019 is a chance to be bold with beautiful hues.   LESS IS MORE: As the old saying goes, “Sometimes less is more.” In 2019, design trends are revealing this oft-repeated idiom to be true; the minimalist design is having a major comeback. Streamlined silhouettes, functional materials, and muted color palettes are all important elements of this understated design trend. April 2019 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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JOHNS CREEK TOUR: MAY 4

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Following its highly successful inaugural Secret Gardens of Johns Creek held last May, this annual fundraiser plans to raise the bar.

butterfly garden, Visitor Center with animals and learning lab, 19th and early 20th century historic structures including the Folk Century styled Summerour House with its well kempt perennial garden set under native hardwoods. Visitors can stroll along Sal’s creek past wetlands, a grist mill, stop at wildlife observation areas and search for wildflowers including endangered Pink Lady Slippers, which should be in bloom. To further enhance the visitor experience, local artists and musicians will be embedded in the lush landscapes. Last year, music delightfully filled the gardens as painters

Scott

and sculptors demonstrated their skills. This year we will be featuring many return-

Last year’s tour showcased homes in

ing seasoned acrylic and watercolor artists

Thornhill, Prestwick, Oxford Mill, Cameron

from the Johns Creek Arts Center's Artists

Forest and a Shakerag estate property. The

Guild, a digital media painter, and a forged

2019 tour proudly features homes in The

steel sculptor who is currently working on

Country Club of the South, The Falls of Autrey

a sculpture for the City. The featured music

Mill and Chartwell. Additionally, the Autrey

will be the sweet sound of a local Harpist, a

Mill Nature Preserve will be featured as the

Flute Choir, a Brass Band, a String Quartet,

educational tour stop with many woodland

an Acapella group, Singer Songwriters and

trails. All locations are conveniently located

others. The Nature Preserve will be offer-

minutes from one another.

ing a variety of educational presentations

This year’s eight locations emphasize

throughout the day. And while there, they

unique plant combinations, distinctive gar-

will be offering food and a variety of plants

den themes, stunning and unusual outdoor

for sale! Be sure it will be a lovely day filled

features and many natural areas friendly

with the smell of flowers, and the sights and

to birds and other wildlife. Visitors will be

sounds of art and live music!  

visually transported to a tropical poolside

Proceeds from the Tour will benefit Johns

terrace, a Japanese Zen garden fit for med-

Creek Beautification and be put towards the

itation, and a rainforest carpeted with a

purchase of public art, citywide landscape

moss lawn surrounded by hydrangeas and

beautification projects and the mass planting

mature azaleas. They will be inspired by

of daffodils at private and public locations in

how a retired landscape designer artistically

partnership with CanCare , a wonderful orga-

employed recycled materials and her love of

nization of volunteers providing emotional

stone to create a terraced pathway of garden

support for those suffering from cancer.

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exhibitions perfectly situated around a rustic outdoor fireplace and cascading falls. They

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will discover how raised beds can also serve

as yard art! They will be inspired by certified

Self-guided tour, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., rain or

wildlife and bird habitats, quaint backyard

shine. Tour Passes $25. Children under 13 free.

seating areas, stunning perennial displays

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and plenty of woodlands, wildflowers and

go

birds. The homeowner’s passion for their

garden_tour. Receipt will provide the loca-

gardens is proudly evident at every stop.

tions of each garden. Passes non-refundable.

The inclusion of the Nature Preserve brings another element of discovery to the tour. This City owned 46-acre property features 3 miles of woodland trails,

to

Questions? Email info@johnscreekbeautification.org, or call 470.655.6559. Johns Creek Beautification is a (501)(c)(3) Georgia nonprofit. April 2019 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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JOHNS CREEK TODDLER HONORED AS AMBASSADOR 10TH ANNUAL CARS & QS FOR THE CAUSE

ARTICLE LUCY CROSSWELL | PHOTOGRAPHY CATMAX PHOTOGRAPHY

TWO-YEAR-OLD FINN WOOD’S FAVORITE PASTIME IS PLAYING AT THE PLAYGROUNDS AT JONES BRIDGE PARK AND IN THE MEDLOCK BRIDGE SUBDIVISION WHERE HE LIVES WITH PARENTS, JENN AND JOSEPH, AND GRANDPARENTS BILL AND DEBBY WOOD. His infectious joy for life combined with his love for toy cars and trucks makes him the perfect ambassador for Cars & ‘Q for the Cause, a family-friendly car show and party hosted by Choate Construction in support of the Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis  Foundation(CFF) on Saturday, May 4. 

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Watching this busy, bright-eyed boy, you’d never guess that

Cars & ‘Q for the Cause has grown by leaps and bounds in its

his most recent milestone is naming over seven medications and

10-year history, and now tops 1,200 guests enjoying 120-plus stel-

understanding when he needs them throughout his day. Taking

lar cars; a generous spread of BBQ from Jim ‘n Nicks; continuous

ownership of his health will be vital someday. Finn was born with

pours from local craft breweries Lagunitas, Gate City, Pontoon,

cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung disorder affecting about 30,000 in

and Eventide; silent auction items; live music and more. Last year

the U.S. To thrive, his daily regimen includes medicines, vitamins,

alone, Cars & ‘Q raised a record-breaking $435,433 for the CF

inhalers, nebulizer treatments, and a vest used twice a day to

Foundation and is on the threshold of raising over $1,500,000 to

shake mucus out of his lungs.

fund a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Despite these rigorous treatments, his mother Jenn finds time

Since discovering the defective gene 30 years ago, scientists

to squeeze favorite activities into his day including trips to the

have made giant steps to cure cystic fibrosis. The greatest war-

Forum, Avalon and Sunday services at Perimeter Church where

rior in the fight is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) who has

his father Joseph works. Also topping the Woods list is fundraising

funded research and drug discovery including a new medication

for CFF and sharing Finn’s story.

called Orkambi that Finn takes daily to treat the underlying cause

“The one thing I want people to know about CF is that even

of cystic fibrosis. The CFF is also backing two promising drugs in

when patients look well, there’s an unseen fight happening inter-

Phase 3 clinical trials that have the potential to help 90 percent of

nally. It’s an invisible illness for most and can be hard to explain,”

the CF population by the end of this year.  

says Jenn. “There’s so much work that happens behind the scenes. A fight is happening daily.” Finn may be too young to understand his official role as

“Our hope for Finn is that he never lets cystic fibrosis define him or get in the way of his dreams,” says Wood. “CF is part of him but not the whole. He was created with a purpose.” 

ambassador at the 10th annual Cars & ‘Q for the Cause, but he

Advance tickets to Cars & ‘Q include dinner and range from

was old enough to enjoy the attention when key event organiz-

$20 to $40 with access to the bar. Tickets rise to $30 and $50 on

ers with Choate Construction met him recently to promote their

April 26. Children under 8 are free, and parking is complimentary.

10th anniversary.

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“This will be our first year participating in Cars & ‘Q, and we’re so excited,” said Jenn who will share Finn’s story with the 1,200-plus event attendees. “This is so important in our fight for the cure!” April 2019 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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