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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2019 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com MARKET SUPPORT DIRECTOR

Darce Richardson | darce.richardson@lifestylepubs.com

Can I be honest with you? I HATE PAPER TOWELS. I buy two rolls each year, just before Thanksgiving. With more meals being prepared by more hands in the kitchen, I bow down to the 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

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

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

Dennis Malcolm Byron, Leesa Carter, Lucy Crosswell, Meg Daws, Rhiannon Johnson, Nicolette Martin, Valerie Shepherd, Maria Smith CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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husband glanced up, smiling, knowing what was about to go down. “We don’t use paper towel,” I said matter of factly. “WHAT? What do you mean? You’re out?” She didn’t believe me and continued to open cupboard doors, looking under the sink and moving the toaster and coffee maker as if I’d hid a bulking roll of Bounty in a fun kitchen game. I explained that it’s just something we do.I could see the distaste and confusion wash across her face. “How do you keep your kitchen clean? You can’t just use sponges and towels. Come on, Sue!” My husband put the newspaper down to watch. Standing in my bright, germ-free, scrubbed down kitchen, I calmly explained that not using paper towel is something small and easy we can do to cut down our already sprawling carbon 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.

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

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

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

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

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

with pills and a double roll of big fat bright white paper towels. Not even the recycled

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

kind. My head nearly popped off, but instead I laughed until I cried. Nobody else did. She

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

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 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

EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

something small to recycle or reuse on Earth Day, April 22. And every day. XO, ON THE COVER Rhiannon Johnson has been our book editor since day one here at Perimeter North Lifestyle magazine. She scours the shelves, reads voraciously and brings us books worth our consideration. The image on this month’s cover is from one of her favorites, Natural Living Style:

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2019

FEATURES 20 Growing Grocery Store Food Captain Planet Foundation's Project Learning Garden

24 Eco-Living Inspiration A collection of new releases to help you live a greener life.

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30 Let the Sunshine In Simple renovations to bring in the light.

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Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Trend Setter

14 DIY 18

Driver’s Notebook

26 Hot Spot 30 Open House 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Giving Back


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AROUND TOWN

AND THE WINNER IS

which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug

What a difference a year makes. The Springs

Administration in 2015. Northside is one of the first

Cinema & Taphouse (formerly the Lefont Theater)

facilities in Georgia to earn the distinction from Silk

recently underwent a dramatic $2.5 million, floor-

Road Medical. Dr. Siddharth Patel, a general and

to-ceiling renovation that has raised the bar on

vascular surgeon at Northside Hospital Heart and

the movie going experience. Enjoy the only heated

Vascular Institute, was the first physician to per-

recliners in Georgia, a great selection of craft and

form TCAR at Northside Hospital in 2016, shortly

local beers, specialty cocktails and wine, and

after it became available. Northside.com

delicious offerings from the new kitchen. The one thing that local owner Brandt Gully hasn’t changed at this neighborhood gem is the quality and variety of movies they show. SpringsCinema.com

MORE APRIL AUTHORS

MEALS ON WHEELS PARTNERS Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) and The Home Depot Foundation (THDF) announced MOWA's 2019 Senior Military Veterans Home Repair program, an initiative funded by THDF to

A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA

provide major repairs for an estimated 55 senior

is pleased to present two author events in April.

veterans in the 11-county metro Atlanta region.

The first features New York Times bestselling

THDF will also engage Team Depot, The Home

author Amor Towles on Wed, April 10 at 7:30

Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, to help

p.m. The second event features Clea Shearer

with small repairs and complete yard beautifica-

and Joanna Teplin, on Thurs, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.

tion projects for clients. “Giving Back" and "Doing

Both events will be held at the MJCCA (Marcus

the Right Thing" are two of the core values at The

Jewish Community Center of Atlanta - 5342 Tilly

Home Depot,” says Jena Alford, The Home Depot

Mill Road, Dunwoody). For information, visit

Foundation’s Manager of Atlanta Hometown

AtlantaJCC.org/BookFestival or call 678.812.4002.

Giving. “We’re thrilled to continue working along-

In his second remarkable work of fiction, A

side our hometown partner, Meals On Wheels

Gentleman in Moscow, author  Towles further

Atlanta, and we look forward to leaving a positive

establishes his reputation as one of contemporary

impact on the lives of veterans across Atlanta.”

literature’s most exciting and singular writers.

As part of its mission to improve the lives of

It’s going to be all champagne, candy, and rain-

veterans and their families, THDF has donated

bows when the Instagram-famous home organiz-

nearly $4.8 million to MOWA and impacted the

ers, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, join us for an

lives of nearly 400 senior veterans since initiating

evening of lively conversation about everyone’s

the partnership in 2011.

favorite topic: how to organize your home and your life – celebrity style, from their book, The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals, in conversation with Mara Davis.

NORTHSIDE TOPS FOR STENTS Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular 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

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DR MAHMOOD JOINS ACC

than 75 years, and in patients at high risk for con-

Atlanta Cancer Care recently announced the

ventional open surgery. Northside is among the

addition of Dr. S. Tariq Mahmood to its Alpharetta

first in Georgia participating in this procedure,

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AROUND TOWN

(CON TI N U ED)

and Sandy Springs offices. Dr. Mahmood is a

Margaritas & Mules, will be held April 27. In 2018,

board-certified physician in hematology, medical

guests enjoyed amazing cuisine and delicious

oncology and internal medicine. He joins Atlanta

drinks, and $115,000+ was raised to benefit

Cancer Care from Panama City, Florida, where he

programming, education and outreach efforts of

served as chair of the cancer committee and chief

the Nature Center. The evening will feature live

of medicine at his local hospital. Dr. Mahmood

and silent auctions with beach and lake home

completed his training in internal medicine at the

vacations, tickets to the area’s cultural and

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine and

sports attractions, one-of-a-kind experiences

completed his Oncology/Hematology Fellowship

and much more. Tickets can be purchased at

at the University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer

MonarchsandMargaritas.org.

Center. AtlantaCancerCare.com

MAIN STREETS UNITE

BEACH VACAY WINNER Lifestyle Publications is thrilled to announce

Here’s your chance to show the country what your

the winner of our 2019 Beach Vacation Contest.

favorite Main Street has to offer. Whether its a thriving

Nancy Holloway is off to The Henderson Park Inn

cultural center teeming with successful small busi-

in Florida tor a four-night stay, along with $100

nesses or a center of a town struggling to revitalize,

gift certificate to the Beach Walk Cafe and a

Independent We Stand wants to hear from you. The

50-minute massage for two at the Salamander

national small business movement invites business

Spa. Included in the stay is a breakfast buffet,

owners, Main Street organizations and consumers to

picnic-style boxed lunches, happy hour and

nominate and vote for their favorite local Main Streets

afternoon snacks. Also, complimentary beach

now through April 21 as part of an online contest to

services (chairs and umbrellas reserved just for

recognize America’s Main Streets. The winner of the

them) AND cruiser bikes. Lifestyle Publications

annual web-driven contest receives $25,000 in cash

readers entered during the last two months, as a

and additional sponsor-related prizes for Main Street

part of our give-away program. Watch this spot

improvements. Contest timeline:

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+ Nominations & Quarterfinalists Voting: February 25 to April 21

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+ Semi-finalists Voting: April 29 to May 26 + Winner Announcement: June 3 + Winner Event: on or around July 4 To nominate your favorite Main Street and begin voting, go to MainStreetContest.com.

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going green OUR HACKS TO LIVING SUSTAINABLY IN STYLE ARTICLE NICOLETTE MARTIN

DID YOU KNOW THAT IN 2016, WORLD PLASTIC PRODUCTION TOTALED AROUND 335 MILLION METRIC TONS, ACCORDING TO THE EARTH DAY NETWORK? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few simple ways you can curb your consumption and do your part toward a healthier environment.

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R E D U C E We’re saying goodbye to plastic wrap, Ziploc bags and aluminum foil, and hello to reusable wax food wraps you can wrap around anything your hungry (or full) heart desires. Compare this handmade version to Bee’s Wrap sustainable food storage.

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The next time you ask for a plastic straw, grab plastic bags at the grocery store or buy a bottle of water on your way to the gym (we’re all guilty of something!), you should also know that roughly half of the annual plastic production’s lifespan ends after just a single use. And most single-use plastics aren’t even making it to landfills, let alone being recycled. Instead, the equivalent of one garbage truck full of plastic is being dumped into the world’s oceans every minute. Curb your single-use plastic consumption with these reusable counterparts.

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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

Let it Ride

BIKE-WALK DUNWOODY PAVES THE WAY FOR SOCIAL CONNECTION AND EXERCISE

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AT 3 P.M. ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, FROM MARCH THROUGH NOVEMBER, YOU CAN FIND DUNWOODY RESIDENT JASON METZGER CRUISING THE 4.5 MILE LOOP THAT STARTS AND ENDS AT VILLAGE BURGER ON DUNWOODY VILLAGE PARKWAY. Jason volunteers for Bike-Walk Dunwoody, a group that hosts a monthly bicycle ride for enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. “Our riders range from the beginner just learning to navigate the roads, to the seasoned cyclist looking for a relaxing Sunday ride with friends,” he explains. “The beautiful loop through town is the ideal distance for most, although we do offer a shorter option as well.” For the Bike-Walk Dunwoody volunteers it’s fun to see many familiar faces week after week. “We like to think it’s the joy of being on a bike that brings everyone back each week,” says Jason. “But, it may also be the $1 frozen custard and the discounted beers that Village Burger has waiting for us at the finish line.” For many cyclers the end of a bike ride leads not just to a tasty treat but also a healthier, safer, more family-friendly community. In fact, community and connection are two of the guiding principles of Bike-Walk Dunwoody. The road becomes a place to catch-up with a neighbor or wave at people you meet along the ride – not just a way to get where you’re going. You can often find groups walking to the local Mexican restaurant, Los Rancheros, or bikers filling their baskets with produce from the farmers market. These moments together not only strengthen community bonds but also gives families a chance to connect. For Paige Metzger ,the benefits of cycling are felt by every member of her family. She likes to join in the Bike-Walk Dunwoody rides with her husband and son who look forward to the opportunity to get outside and hit the open road. “This is a great way to meet new people, spend time with family and friends and see your community from a different perspective,” she says. In addition to the feeling the wind in your hair the volunteer group offers the opportunity for an equally important experience: riding safely. Atlanta is known for having tricky roads for bicyclists, scooters and pedestrians, so learning how to be visible to vehicles and understanding the rules of safe cycling is critical. One of the most important safety rules to keep in mind, especially for younger riders, is to choose either the sidewalk or the bike lane and then stay there. Cutting back and forth between the two is an easy way to get hurt or cause an accident. “The Bike-Walk Dunwoody volunteers have a lot of experience and have done a great job giving tips and answering general questions about cycling” says Paige. “Come out and enjoy the Dunwoody downhills with us – it’s a ton of fun!”

THE DETAILS: + First Sunday of every month through November + Meet at Village Burger at 2:45 p.m. for a short pre-ride safety talk, depart at 3 p.m. + Riders 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult + Helmets required, gears recommended For more information visit BikeWalkDunwoody.org/events/monthly-community-bike-ride April 2019 | Perimeter North Lifestyle

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GROWING GROCERY STORE FOOD CAPTAIN PLANET FOUNDATION'S PROJECT LEARNING GARDEN

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THE SECOND GRADER WAS NOT IMPRESSED. The previous fall, his elementary school had become a Project Learning Garden school with the Captain Planet Foundation, and all winter he and his classmates had watched the tops of root vegetables grow. Random, bushy, green things that were not interesting in the least. Now it was spring, and his teacher was insisting that they pull on those green things for a “harvest.” So, being a good student, he bent down, grabbed a handful, and pulled. Suddenly, his hand held a carrot. He spun around wide-eyed and exclaimed, “Wait… we can grow GROCERY STORE FOOD?!” He is just one of thousands of students across Atlanta who now garden at school thanks to the Captain Planet Foundation. Back in 2012, the now 27-year-old foundation launched Project Learning Garden in just nine pilot schools in Cobb County. They realized quickly that it was a winner. Teachers were thrilled at how engaged their students became during hands-on learning lessons that took ideas from the classroom and brought them to life in the garden. And parents, who had said that their children viewed salad as “my enemy,” watched in amazement as their kids chowed down on fresh garden vegetables. “Our on-campus gardens encourage teachers to take project-based learning outside, including in subjects like math, science, language arts and social  studies,” says Leesa Carter, CEO of the Atlanta-based foundation. “Students have an amazing sense of accomplishment when they plant a seed and watch it grow. It’s a small miracle that happens millions of times a day across the globe, but in urban areas, we’ve lost much of our connection to nature and natural systems. School gardens help bring that back.”

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GROWING GROCERY STORE FOOD

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Captain Planet Foundation set a goal to have Project Learning Garden in 500 elementary and middle schools across metro Atlanta by 2020. So far, they are in 275 schools, including four of the six elementary schools in Dunwoody (Austin, Chestnut Charter, Dunwoody and Vanderlyn); and in one of the seven elementary schools in Sandy Springs (Heards Ferry). But they’d like to be in every single school! Any teacher or principal is welcome to contact the Foundation at CaptainPlanetFoundation.org or 404.522.4215 to learn more. In addition to the physical raised bed gardens, schools also receive a mobile cooking cart (with a Vitamix!), a garden exploration kit, lesson supply kits, standards-based lessons across multiple subjects, teacher professional development and support during the summer months when school is out of session. “The summer months are the biggest for growing, but schools are out of session,” explains Project Learning Garden Manager Tasha Gomes. “So we’ve partnered with the Arthur M. Blank Foundation

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and the Atlanta Community Food Bank to solve that issue while supporting both the schools and their communities. For three months, we pay stipends to young urban gardeners who each manage 10-12 schools during the summer. Over the past four summers, we’ve donated close to 10,000 pounds of fresh garden produce to the Food Bank and its pantries around the city!” Project Learning Garden was built for rapid scaling with a cost of only $3,000 per school. Atlanta-area partners like the James M. Cox Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Kendeda Fund, UPS, and Vasser Woolley Foundation; along with national companies like Dole Packaged Foods, Publix, Sprouts, Wells Fargo and Whole Foods have been instrumental in helping Project Learning Garden grow so quickly. Local businesses in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs are encouraged to adopt a school so that every child in the community is growing strong!

“OUR ON-CAMPUS GARDENS ENCOURAGE TEACHERS TO TAKE PROJECT-BASED LEARNING OUTSIDE, INCLUDING IN SUBJECTS LIKE MATH, SCIENCE, LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES,” SAYS LEESA CARTER, CEO OF THE ATLANTA-BASED FOUNDATION.

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

From cleaning to decor and design, these books can help you reduce waste and daily chemical exposures while living a more sustainable and intentional lifestyle. 24

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

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HOT SPOT

Hot Kitchens CORPORATE CHEF GEORGE LAUDUN SHOWS AND TELLS

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON

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“OUR GOAL WAS TO GIVE THE LUXURY CUSTOMER THE ABILITY TO EXPERIENCE OUR PRODUCTS AND NOT JUST TAKE SOMEONE’S WORD.”

ATLANTA’S SUB-ZERO, WOLF, AND COVE SHOWROOM MOST

PROVIDES

UNIQUE,

ONE

OF

THE

CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE FOR SHOPPERS ANYWHERE. Based in Buckhead’s bustling Terminus Atlanta complex, the renowned Chef George Laudun recently engaged 15 prospective and returning patrons with another one of his mouth-watering, multiple-course cooking demonstrations using solely the company’s state-of-the-art appliances sold on site. Sizzling sea scallops sautéed to perfection and flame licked prime-cut beef filets are just a few of Chef George’s dishes for his audience to not only sample but also replicate at home. He shares his recipes and an appreciation for the appliances that made this meal possible. Everything he is utilizing—from the refrigerators, to the infrared griddle, induction cooktop, convection steam oven and infrared charbroiler—is collectively Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove products. Whether attendees are seated directly in front of Chef George or at high tops, all participants have a perfect view thanks to a rotating camera capturing every chop, pour, and plating screened on numerous HD monitors. Everyone indulged in the late-morning session’s menu featuring proteins, plus a cheese and charcuterie platter, a fresh seasonal green salad, garlic potatoes seasoned with bacon, citrus asparagus, Georgia grass-raised beef tenderloins and a caramel sauce to drizzle over the airy profiteroles all made from scratch. Once Laudun’s engaging demonstration concluded, members of the audience dabbed the corners of their mouths, and immediately asked showroom representatives to lead them to appliances that would upgrade their existing and future kitchens. Talking with a returning customer who was inquiring about one of the newest additions to the floor—a Cove dishwasher built on SubZero and Wolf’s technology—the Georgia Division’s Vice President of Sales Don DeLong provided more insight. 

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

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“ALONG WITH REGULAR COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES, THERE ARE ALSO OPPORTUNITIES TO RECEIVE PRIVATE, HANDS-ON LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND APPLIANCE CONSULTATION.”


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OPEN HOUSE

ARTICLE MARIA SMITH | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

let the sunshine in

WHILE WE OFTEN FOCUS ON THE BIG CHANGES WE CAN MAKE IN OUR HOME, SOMETIMES IT’S SMALLER ONES THAT MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. Window treatments are one of those things. New blinds can improve your daily life, lower your energy bills, and keep your family safer, too. Plus, they can make your home look fantastic. Classic Blinds & Shutters Design Center in Alpharetta is the place to go if new window coverings are in your future. The experts at this family-owned and operated local business can help you decide which ones are absolutely right for your home. 30

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In business for 23 years, Classic Blinds & Shutters prides themselves on their customer service. Their knowledgeable designers and staff are constantly learning about new products and trends and achieving new certifications so they have all the knowledge you’ll need when helping you discover which window treatments are right for you. WHY GET MOTORIZED BLINDS? Since almost everything else in your house is automated, why not your blinds? With a simple remote control, the sound of your voice, or even an app, you can raise, lower and tilt your window coverings. Plus, these cordless blinds give you peace of mind. No more worrying about those pesky cords. Andrea Zare, owner and interior designer, highly recommends upgrading to motorized blinds. “Motorized blinds and shades deliver an effortless and unmatched blend of convenience and natural light control at the touch of a button…More importantly, you no longer have the need for cords which make your window treatments child and pet safe.” At Classic Blinds & Shutters, they can install window treatments that adjust themselves automatically, creating the perfect ambiance in any room. The motorized window treatments come with Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization. You can program PowerView to move your window treatments to the exact position you want and then schedule them using the PowerView App on any smartphone or tablet. You can also control the blinds using voice-activated  devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. NEED MORE OPTIONS? DUAL OPACITY BLINDS: Want to keep the kids in bed a little longer or darken a room for the perfect movie night? Then the newest option from Classic Blinds & Shutters might be a great option. The Duolite dual-opacity option from Hunter Douglas lets you choose between soft, natural light or soothing darkness. It’s day-night convenience at your fingertips! ENERGY EFFICIENT BLINDS: Whether it’s a chilly winter night or a hot and humid summer day, new blinds can help the energy efficiency of your house. The energy-saving window coverings at Classic Blinds & Shutters can help keep the cold out in the winter and the air conditioning in during the summer and lower your energy bills year round. MOTORIZED SHUTTERS: Palm Beach Polysatin Shutters can respond to your voice commands using PowerView Motorization and the PowerView hub. You can also schedule your shutters to move automatically throughout the day via the app as well. When you update your window treatments you can add style and value to your home. There are so many new and more energy-efficient blinds and shades on with advanced technology.  If you value convenience, motorized blinds, shades and/ or shutters are for you.   488 N Main St Ste 109 ClassicBlindsAndShutters.com April 2019 | Perimeter North Lifestyle

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APRIL

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

2

5

GUIDED ADULT TOURS

FLASHLIGHT FRIDAY WALK

The Heritage Sandy Springs Museum now

Join the Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoors

has expanded hours and guided tours to

Club for this 3-mile urban hike. Start at the

make it even easier to celebrate local his-

Sandy Springs Cinema and Taphouse and

tory! Public hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays,

continue through the heart of Sandy Springs

and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

at Heritage Green. End your walk at the

A $5 per person donation to FOLC is

Sandy Springs Cinema and Taphouse for an

appreciated. Lecturer—Alan Toney, FOLC

3

optional movie that is expected to run from

Board Member and Master Naturalist.

ERTH'S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM

7

Heritage Sandy Springs Museum

ability, and larger-than-life personality! Cost:

Sandy Springs Cinema and Taphouse

MJCCA Members $25; Community $36

18 THROWBACK THURSDAY LECTURE 705 Hammond Drive

9:30 – 11:30 p.m. BYO flashlight

2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway

Erth’s

his sidesplitting comedy, stunning musical

Prehistoric

Aquarium

invites

children to step into the action. At each show performers invite carefully

SAVE THE DATE

THE MJCCA PRESENTS AN EVENING OF COMEDY WITH SARGE

CARS & 'Q FOR THE CAUSE 5200 Roberts Drive

May 4, 2019, 4-7 p.m. Join Choate Construction

5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody

for the 10th annual event, featuring 120-plus

their quest to the bottom of the ocean.

The MJCCA is thrilled to welcome Sarge for

stellar cars, tasty barbecue, craft brews, silent

This is an ArtsBridge Foundation school

two shows - Sunday, April 7, 5 and 7 p.m. - for

auction, and live music, all to benefit the Cystic

field trip open to public, private, charter

adults 18+. Sarge is extraordinary, a quadru-

Fibrosis Foundation. Children under 8 are free.

and home schools grades K-5. Special

ple-threat entertainer. He is a piano savant,

Advance tickets include dinner, and range

for spring break, parents and children

powerful singer, amazing improvisational

from $20 to $40 (access to bar). Tickets rise to

may attend together.

comedian, and gifted author. Don’t miss

$30 and $50 on April 26.

selected young divers to join them on

20 Years Experience in Making Homes Beautiful Spring Special!

Mention this ad to receive 15% off Outdoor Lighting and Irrigation Installation.

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Perimeter North Family Medicine

Welcoming New Patients! Offering a full range of adult and pediatric services, our boardcertified physicians proudly offer the highest quality care to keep you and your family happy and healthy. We accept most insurance plans and offer same-day appointments and extended hours at many of our locations. Our services include:

• Physical examinations and wellness care for men, women and children • General and chronic care for geriatric patients • Immunizations • Acute illness treatment for colds, fevers, flu and more • Comprehensive women’s health services

Call (770) 395-1130 for an appointment 960 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30342

3400-A Old Milton Parkway, Suite 130, Alpharetta, GA 30005

pnfm.com

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GIVING BACK

finn’s story 10TH ANNUAL CARS & 'Q FOR THE CAUSE

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ARTICLE LUCY CROSSWELL | PHOTOGRAPHY CATMAX PHOTOGRAPHY

WO-YEAR-OLD FAVORITE

FINN

WOOD’S

PASTIMES ARE

Despite these rigorous treatments, his mother Jenn finds time to

THE

squeeze favorite activities into his day including trips to the Forum,

PLAYGROUNDS AT JONES BRIDGE

Avalon and Sunday services at Perimeter Church where his father

PARK

Joseph works. Also topping the Woods list is fundraising for CFF and

AND

IN

THE

MEDLOCK

BRIDGE SUBDIVISION WHERE HE LIVES WITH PARENTS, JENN AND JOSEPH,

AND

sharing Finn’s story. Since discovering the defective gene 30 years ago, scientists

GRANDPARENTS

have made giant steps to cure cystic fibrosis. The greatest warrior

BILL AND DEBBY WOOD. His infec-

in the fight is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), that has funded

tious joy for life combined with his love

research and drug discovery including a new medication called

for toy cars and trucks makes him the perfect ambassador for Cars

Orkambi that Finn takes daily to treat the underlying cause of cystic

& ‘Q for the Cause, a family-friendly car show and party hosted

fibrosis. The CFF is also backing two promising drugs in Phase 3

by Choate Construction in support of the Georgia Chapter of the

clinical trials that have the potential to help 90 percent of the CF

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) on Saturday, May 4.

population by the end of this year.  

Watching this busy, bright-eyed boy, you’d never guess that his most recent milestone is naming over seven medications and understanding when he needs them throughout his day. Taking ownership of his health will be vital someday.   Finn was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung

Advance tickets to Cars & ‘Q include dinner and range from $20 to $40

disorder affecting about 30,000 in the U.S. To thrive, his daily reg-

with access to the bar. Tickets rise to $30 and $50 on April 26. Children un-

imen includes medicines, vitamins, inhalers, nebulizer treatments,

der 8 are free, and parking is complimentary. 8200 Roberts Drive, Atlanta,

and a vest used twice a day to shake mucus out of his lungs.

CarsnQ.com or email carsnq@choateco.com.

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