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Going Green DO YOU HEAR THAT? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer. This month at Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Inspired by the infinite beauty of the earth—and our desire to preserve and protect it—we compiled an array of eco-conscious and eco-friendly people and places. From eco-minded artists and businesses to an environmentally friendly weekend getaway, this issue is a celebration of all things Mother Nature. Throughout this issue, you’ll find simple ways to be more eco-friendly, like re-making art with pieces of plastic, paper and odds and ends. Not sure where to start? When you’ve finished enjoying this issue, we encourage you to recycle it so it can be turned into future magazines. After all, that’s what makes the world go ‘round!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2019

FEATURES 12 The Public House Perfect for the Public

16 Re-Made Art The Reclaimed Artworks of Acclaimed Artist Jane Perkins

20 Serenbe Inspired by the Past, Built for the Future

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26 The Ruff House Perfectly Preserved

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Hot Spot

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Artist’s Palette

26 Open House 29 Realty Report 30 DIY 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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AROUND TOWN

EMILY'S SPRING FESTIVAL AT ORANGETHEORY FITNESS SMYRNA OTF Smyrna will be hosting its first Spring Festival on April 13 from 2–5 p.m. to fund a cure for Rett Syndrome. There will be a bounce house, food, drinks, a DJ,  great raffle prizes to win  and  many local vendors on-site. Please join us for a chance to participate in the festivities and learn more about Rett Syndrome. 4495 W. Village Way SE,

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2019 SNELLVILLE DAYS FESTIVAL Crowds of more than 30,000 are expected to pack the two-day arts and crafts festival May 4–5 to enjoy tons of handmade arts and crafts in more than 150 booths. The Snellville Days festival is one of the largest arts and crafts shows in metro Atlanta and offers lots of fair foods from local civic and nonprofit organizations serving up everything from barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel

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THE PUBLIC HOUSE INSIDE HOTEL INDIGO TRADITIONALLY COOKED FRESH OCTOPUS

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Chef Christopher Rucker

THE PUBLIC HOUSE RESTAURANT LOCATED INSIDE OF HOTEL INDIGO IN VININGS IS QUAINT, COZY AND FRIENDLY. Pull up a stool, sit down and enjoy the food, fellowship and ambiance. The restaurant is always full of people—from different parts of the country to  your neighbor next door. Catch up with your best friend by the fire pit out back on the patio.  The Public House

T h e r e s ta u r a n t i s a lways f u l l o f p e o p l e — f r o m d i f f e r e n t pa r t s o f t h e c o u n t ry t o   yo u r n e i g h b o r n e x t d o o r .

offers fresh, traditionally cooked food—not any of that prepackaged food you cut open and pour out of plastic bags. Chef Christopher Rucker takes pride in creating fresh, fun dishes every day at the Public House. Christopher grew up standing on the kitchen step ladder, making salmon croquettes with his mother and grandmother. That was the first dish he ever learned to prepare. From there, his love for food and passion for traditional cooking began. Christopher has several favorites like the pork belly tacos and the flatbread pizza offered in the restaurant, but one of his favorites is the charred octopus with Romesco sauce.  This exotic and unique dish is dee-lish!

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Charred Octopus with Romesco Sauce

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Charred Octopus with R o m e s c o Sa u c e INGREDIENTS For the Romesco Sauce: + 1 #10 can tomatoes, drained well + 4 red bell peppers, seeded and cut in half + 4 yellow onions, peeled and quartered + 1 cup whole garlic cloves + 6 slices sourdough bread, crust removed, cut into 1-inch cubes + 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil + 1 cup slivered Marcona almonds  + 1 cup sherry vinegar + 2 tablespoons sweet smoked paprika + 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder + 1 tablespoon sugar For the Charred Octopus: + 4 ounces octopus  + 1/4 Romanesco broccoli, cut into small pieces + 2 ounces tri-color French baby carrots + 1 ounce radishes + 1 ounce extra-virgin olive oil + 2 ounces fingerling potatoes DIRECTIONS For the Romesco Sauce: In a bowl, toss the tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. On a full sheet pan lined with parchment paper, spray with nonstick spray, place mix on sheet pan and roast in oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove sheet pan from oven and allow to cool at room temperature. In a large pot, add the rest of olive oil and toast sourdough bread.  Next add almonds and toast lightly. Do not burn.  Add roasted tomatoes mix, sherry vinegar and cook. Add smoked paprika, chili powder and sugar in a blender (Vitamix). Blend the mix until smooth.  Adjust seasoning with kosher salt and pepper if necessary. Store in air-tight container. For the Charred Octopus: Prepare octopus for sous vide: 77 degrees Celcius for 5 hours. Fill a large pot  with water and bring to boil.  Prepare ice bath for octopus. Drop octopus in boiling water and allow to blanch for 10 minutes. Remove octopus and quickly submerge in ice bath. Slice between the legs to separate the place in sous vide bag. Add 1 tablespoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 2 ounces extra-virgin olive oil and place in water bath. When octopus is cooked for 5 hours, remove from water and immediately place in ice bath. Per order, grill to achieve char and grill marks. Saute roasted vegetables and place Romesco Sauce on bottom of plate.  Arrange vegetable and octopus on plate. Finish with extra-virgin olive oil and kosher salt. April 2019 | Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle

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ARTIST’S PALETTE

R E M A D E THE RECLAIMED ARTWORKS OF ACCLAIMED ARTIST JANE PERKINS ARTICLE FLAVIA TELES | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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Jane Perkins holding "The Great Wave," after Hokusai

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REUSING “JUNK” FOR ART HAS BEEN A REUSED CONCEPT IN ITSELF FOR QUITE SOME TIME, MORE MARKEDLY SINCE THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY WITH LEADING ARTISTS PABLO PICASSO AND MARCEL DUCHAMP, AMONG OTHERS, AS ITS INNOVATORS. Seeing that environmental matters have become more critical in recent years, many artists feel increasingly compelled to use recycled materials as a thoughtful medium of choice.         British artist Jane Perkins rescues predominantly plastic items that would likely be destined for a landfill or become the scourge of marine life. She extends the lifespan of ordinary discarded objects by repurposing them as art material, skillfully determining their placement in a composition according to color, shape, tex"The Afghan Girl"

ture and size. Astonishingly, she does not paint or alter them in any way for the benefit of her creations. That approach to art-making is painstakingly patient and worthy of admiration, as well as bewilderment.  Along with original works, her reinterpretations of famous masterpieces—which, come to think of it, are intrinsically recycled artworks themselves—may appear simple and recognizable from afar, but up-close they are exceedingly complex, unexpected and often quirky and amusing, demonstrating her command of the “assemblage” technique, where three-dimensional found objects are creatively up-cycled into a work of art.     

“I AM A ‘RE-MAKER,’ TAKING INSPIRATION FROM FOUND OBJECTS AND WORKING THEM INTO SOMETHING NEW.”  –JANE PERKINS To see more of her amazing work, visit BlueBowerbird.co.uk.

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"Madonna and Child" after Sassoferrato

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Art Over Dinner

serenbe INSPIRED BY THE PAST, BUILT FOR THE FUTURE

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The Inn at Serenbe

Serenbe founders Steve Nygren and Marie Lupo Nygren believe that if you want to change the world, start in your own backyard. The couple discovered the property now known as Serenbe on a weekend outing to introduce their three girls to the Georgia countryside in 1991. Weekend visits for the family transformed their lives, and three years later they sold their Atlanta home and relocated fulltime to Serenbe. Serenbe is reminiscent of communities of yesteryear, when life was simpler. Community is important to our residents, as is minimal Lamp Walkway Farmhouse Glass Porch

mental stress and optimal physical health. It’s a laid-back lifestyle just 40 minutes from a

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major urban center and one plane ride away from the capitals of the world. At Serenbe, there are gourmet restaurants in your backyard, stables full of horses you can ride along miles of trails and nationally known artists exhibiting in galleries across the street. The community is engaged and alive with outdoor performances, films, lectures and readings with friends, neighbors and notable visitors. Mindful architectural elements, like central post boxes and porches that connect to the street, foster community and create a CONTINUED >

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strong social fabric. Everything is within walking distance, and the world waits along the edges. At Serenbe, residents believe a community is a living part of its natural surroundings, not something to be built at nature's expense. They believe in biophilia, the theory that there is an instinctive bond between humans and other living systems. We need nature in our lives today more than ever. We need fresh air, fresh food, trees and grass around us. We need a place to grow and restore—a place to foster deep connections and connect with living systems. Serenbe Farms and its extensive nature trails are at the center of its residents' health and well-being. Through their three farm-to-table restaurants, local community-supported agriculture program and weekly farmers market, Serenbe's residents enjoy the freshest produce and world-class culinary experiences. CONTINUED >

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Homes and hamlets are connected by looping country roads and a network of well-worn footpaths that make walking easier than driving. At Serenbe, wellness is an everyday activity. The community at Serenbe feeds its residents in more ways than one. They have created a place where people are drawn together over gardening, cooking, books, art, ideas and even over back fences. The vision for the community of Serenbe was born in an effort to protect the beautiful rural land just outside of Atlanta known as Chattahoochee Hill Country. The first house at Serenbe was built in 2004, and today the community is home to more than 650 residents. Serenbe has won numerous awards including the Urban Land Institute Inaugural Sustainability Award and the Atlanta Regional Commission “Development of Excellence." EarthCraft named Serenbe the “Development of the Year.” The design of Serenbe was inspired by the past and built for the future.  Serenbe is a place you can enjoy for a meal, a weekend or call home for a lifetime.  This is a community where people live, work, learn and play in celebration of life’s beauty. A place where connections among people, nature and the arts are nourished. The master plan for Serenbe calls for multiple hamlets based on English villages, all designed on sacred geometry principles with buildings clustered along serpentine-like omega forms fitted to the undulations of the land. This method of arranging the community requires minimal land disturbances and allows the community to reserve large areas of undeveloped green space. Fresh food is another of Serenbe’s natural assets, with a 25-acre organic farm, a seasonal Saturday farmers market, thriving CSA program and edible landscaping, including blueberry bushes along paths and sidewalks. Year-round cultural events include outdoor theater from Serenbe Playhouse, culinary workshops and festivals, music events, films and lectures, boutique shopping, art galleries, a spa and trail riding, plus a robust Artist in Residence program featuring dinners and talks.  Check the calendar for wine dinners in the garden, animal feeds, hayrides, outdoor theater and culinary classes. The rolling countryside and pastoral elegance of the Inn at Serenbe—coupled with three critically acclaimed restaurants, spa and shops just steps away in the Serenbe community—create an unforgettable and exclusive setting for weddings, corporate team building and weekend getaways. Serenbe is conveniently located only 25 minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 

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OPEN HOUSE

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THE RUFF HOUSE IS A TRADITIONAL

Philip and Lanier Ivester currently live in

ANTEBELLUM FARMHOUSE BUILT IN

the home and have gone to great lengths

THE EARLY 1850S BY MARTIN LUKER

to restore it to its original state, down to the

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smallest detail. Philip grew up in this house

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and enjoys their six sheep, four goats, two

CONCORD. This home has been lovingly

peacocks, two dogs, four cats, several chick-

remodeled and expanded over the years.

ens and recently, ducks.

The recent thoughtful restoration has kept the structure's earliest components

Traditional yet updated stove

intact: nine working fireplaces, stackedrock foundation, heart-pine floors, wainscot, bead-board ceilings, hand-hewn beams, plaster walls and 11-foot ceilings. Step back 165 years as you enter this well-tended 12-acre pioneer farmstead, replete with barn and outbuildings.

THE RUFF HOUSE IS A TRADITIONAL ANTEBELLUM FARMHOUSE BUILT IN THE EARLY 1850S BY MARTIN LUKER RUFF. The Ruff House is part of the Concord Covered Bridge Historic District, created by Cobb County in 1986, which comprises several historic structures including the Concord Woolen Mill Ruins, water-powered Ruff's Grist Mill, Miller's House, John W. Rice House  and the Concord Covered Bridge over the Nickajack Creek. The Ruff House, along with three other unique homes, will be featured on a Tour of Homes conducted by the Friends of the

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

REALTY REPORT

VININGS

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Horizon

$995,000

$965,000

97%

56

3

4

Vinings

$779,900

$750,000

96%

79

4

4

Kensington Green

$729,900

$720,000

99%

222

6

6

Highpointe at Vinings

$615,000

$620,500

101%

110

5

4

Greystone at Vinings

$698,000

$620,000

88%

155

3

4

Cochise

$599,000

$575,000

96%

25

4

3

Park at Paces Ferry

$569,900

$569,900

100%

112

3

4

Williams Park

$560,000

$555,000

99%

210

4

4

4400 West

$505,000

$504,000

99%

36

3

5

Paces Ferry Park

$509,000

$484,500

95%

71

5

5

Smyrna Grove

$496,780

$484,280

97%

24

4

3

Paces Mill

$500,000

$482,500

97%

50

3

4

Barnes Mill

$474,900

$480,000

101%

24

5

4

Williams Park

$475,000

$475,000

100%

34

4

3

Homesite

$485,000

$472,000

97%

7

4

4

One River Place

$477,900

$456,000

95%

184

4

5

Barnes Mill

$450,000

$455,000

101%

61

4

3

Smyrna Grove

$459,263

$446,046

97%

104

4

4

Smyrna Grove

$449,900

$445,000

99%

51

4

4

Riverwalk At Wildwood

$450,000

$440,000

98%

7

4

4

Cheney Woods

$425,000

$401,000

94%

43

3

2

Churchill Downs

$391,125

$391,125

100%

14

5

4

West Village

$395,000

$390,000

99%

147

4

4

Villas at Montclair

$389,900

$380,000

97%

39

4

4

Ennisbrook

$385,500

$372,000

96%

34

5

4

Information compiled f rom First Multiple Listing Service and Georgia Multiple Listing Service f rom dates of 02/1/19 - 02/28/19. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not a complete list of all activity. *DOM=Days on Market

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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, here’s one way 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.

01 PREHEAT your oven to its lowest setting. 02 CUT FABRIC into desired shapes. Using pinking shears so the fabric doesn’t fray, you can cut your fabric into any shape or size you’d like. Consider what size or

supplies

shape of food you store the most and use that as a guide.

+ Beeswax beads

03 PREP + MELT. Cover your baking sheet with parch-

+ Fabric + Pinking shears + Parchment paper + Baking sheet

ment paper and place the cut fabric on top. Sprinkle with beeswax beads and place in the oven to allow beeswax to melt for 5-10 minutes. 04 KEEP IT COOL. Remove fabric from baking sheet (careful, it’s hot!) and allow wax to harden and cool. FOR REUSE, wash in cool water (you don’t want the wax to melt!) with mild dish soap and let air dry. Tutorial adapted from ApartmentTherapy.com.

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6 CYCLE ELAN PRESENTS CURVY FIT APRIL

18

th

2019

Cycle Elan

4:00pm-7:00pm The Smyrna Community Center 200 Village Green in Downtown Smyrna

APRIL

BUSINESS EXPO

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

Cycle Elan is thrilled to partner with the Plus Strut 5K RUN | WALK, the first 5K for plus-size

women in North America! On Saturday, April 6 at

12:30 p.m., join a celebration of curves, health and

The Smyrna Business Expo is your chance to meet over 200+ local business owners, generate business leads, close deals and enjoy great food. Join us for networking, building business relationships and meeting local entrepreneurs.

Proceeds will be donated to the SBA scholarship fund This event is free and open to the public and door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Call Joseph at the UPS Store at 770-595-2163 for sponsorship and vendor information.

PET SPA AT VININGS

Concierge

most of all FUN! This event will help prepare you for those 3.1 miles at the Plus Strut 5K.

13 BECOME STRONG, COURAGEOUS AND COMMITTED Smyrna Community Center

This program is designed to inspire young women to become smart, poised and confident. We'll incorporate group discussions and fun activities. SCC's goal is to teach young women to advocate for themselves by finding their voice and unique identity.

13 EVENING WITH THE EASTER BUNNY Smyrna Community Center

Hop on down for a night of carnival games, inflat-

VETERINARIAN SERVICES

ables, a "bunny hop" and yes, candy-filled eggs. The evening will end with a movie for the kiddos. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. and end at dusk; movie will begin at dusk. 

Drop your dog off to play or get groomed and we’ll transport your pet to the vet while you work or play.

+ Fee (for activities): $5 resident, $8 non-resident (per child)movie is free

16 We Now Offer Reiki For Pets, Tina M. Lange, Reiki Practitioner

TINKER TUESDAY

Smyrna Public Library

The library's goal for Tinker Tuesday is to provide an opportunity for an adult and a child to learn together and work collaboratively to solve a

CERTIFIED

problem or create something new. It is designed

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to be a one-to-one learning experience for elementary-age children and their parent/caregiver. The activities are too complex for children under 5 years old.    


APRIL

19 SWEETWATER 420 FEST GENERAL ADMISSION/VIP Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park

SweetWater

420

Fest

returns

to

Centennial

Olympic

Atlanta’s

WellStar Vinings Health Park 4441 Atlanta Road, Suite 204, Smyrna, GA 30080 GIGeorgia.com

Park April 19-21 celebrating its 15th  Fest with  four stages hosting a varied lineup of jam, rock, Americana, alternative, reggae, EDM, local artists and comedians. 

27 JONQUIL FESTIVAL

Smyrna Market Village

Experience a wide selection of

PROUD TO OFFER “OPEN ACCESS” COLONOSCOPIES This allows a patient to schedule a colonoscopy over the phone without a prior office visit.

A colonoscopy is the gold standard screening test for colon cancer and polyps, as recommended by top experts as the preferred option. A colonoscopy is the only preventative test that can diagnose AND remove polyps from the colon. Stool based tests have low accuracy (less than 50%) for detecting colon polyps. Candidates are at least 50 years of age (or 45 if you are African-American ), or have a family history of colon cancer.

festival foods while shopping the arts and crafts market downtown. There will be lots to see and do downtown! Visit the Crawfish Boil in the Market Village, too! Watch for announcements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Set up your screening today. Why wait? Get checked.

27 JONQUIL CITY JOG 5K, 1K AND TOT TROT Smyrna Market Village

The Jonquil City Jog 5K, 1K and Tot Trot takes place in front of Smyrna City Hall. It is a flat and fast USATFcertified route down Atlanta Road, ideal for getting a great PR. All of the first place finishers—overall, masters and age groups—are racing for Kenny's Key lime pies, so the compe-

Colonoscopy is recommended by the American Cancer Society, the US Preventative Services Task Force, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology.

tition is always tough.

Dr. Kunjal Gandhi

Dr. Francisco Cardenas

Dr. Priti Pandya

Dr. Subodh Lal

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PARTING THOUGHTS

ARTICLE PROVIDED BY LIFELINK PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

C h r i s M o n t e s L I V E R

R E C I P I E N T

AT JUST 4 YEARS OLD, CHRIS MONTES WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LIVER DISEASE, RESULTING IN A CHILDHOOD FULL OF MEDICATION AND DOCTORS. Although his parents continuously monitored his health in hopes that his condition would improve, his greatest challenges lay ahead. At age 17, a bacterial infection caused Chris’ health to deteriorate so rapidly that he was in critical condition and in desperate need of a liver transplant. Thanks to the generosity of an organ donor, Chris received the liver he so urgently needed. Following his successful transplant surgery, Chris’ health began improving radically, allowing him to play baseball again, enjoy family, spend time with friends and travel. These days, Chris is pursuing a nursing degree with hopes of attending medical school. Chris is grateful for the gift of life that he received and his family’s unconditional love, as well as his belief that only faith can help you through the difficult times. April

is

National

Donate

Life

Month.

Visit

LifeLinkFoundation.org to see how LifeLink is celebrating.

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