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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2019 PUBLISHER

Kim McClure | kim.mcclure@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Paula Burchett, Flavia Teles CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Paula Burchett, Donna Permell

Kind Women EVERY YEAR WHEN MAY MAKES ITS WELCOMED RETURN TO OUR CALENDARS, WE CAN’T HELP BUT SING THE LINE FROM THE TEMPTATIONS’ “MY GIRL” THAT GOES, “WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, I’VE GOT THE MONTH OF MAY.” This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, of course, the celebration of mothers on May 12. In this issue, we not only celebrate mothers but we also highlight all the wonderful women in our community— CEOs, interior designers, activists, entrepreneurs, child advocates and jewelers to name a few. The following pages are filled with stories to inspire us all to appreciate the women in our lives and to strengthen the connection we have with our mothers, sisters, friends and daughters. From a vigorous workout routine and a compelling travel story to profiles of several Smyrna Vinings women making a difference, the Women’s issue serves to recognize the powerful role women have in our community and beyond. (And don’t worry, gentlemen; you’ll have your moment—stay tuned.)

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

she is until you put her in hot water.” For those times you find yourself in hot water,

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

we’ve asked local experts for their best advice for playing it cool. And for those busy

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

mornings when you’re running late but still need to look polished, we’ve formulated the perfect beauty routine to get you out the door—stat! So, to the women of Smyrna Vinings—may you find a quiet moment (or two) to enjoy

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

this issue we’ve lovingly dedicated to you. See you around!

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Free Discussion on Mental Health for the Family June 22nd On June 22nd we will be hosting a free, open forum discussion for you and your family on faith and mental health issues, from 2-4pm. Here you may ask questions and hear about a class being offered on the intersection of faith and mental wellness on June 29th. Get to know the speakers and the community, and share questions or concerns you have that can be incorporated into the class taught on the 29th. Please RSVP at June22FamilyMentalHealth.eventbrite.com

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2019

FEATURES 12 Tanya Waldon, an Agent for Change Mother, Fighter and Visionary

16 Dream Kitchen Tips for Creating Your Dream Kitchen

20 Mothers and Daughters Working Together

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25 OrangeTheory Fitness Raises Awareness for Rett Syndrome

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Renovate & Refine

25 Giving Back 28 Trend Setter 31

Realty Report

32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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Vinings Women's Club Celebrates 40 Years The Vinings Village Woman’s Club had lunch on the patio of the Old Vinings Inn. This year marks 40 years, so they decided to celebrate with a beautiful silver charm designed by Cumberland Diamond Exchange. The club’s mission is to expand friendships, support community activities and to assist in the beautification of Vinings. Here’s to another 40 years, ladies!

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MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. WHAT IS MY LIFE IS A GIFT, AND WHAT IS ITS MISSION? My Life Is a Gift is an advocacy to validate new life for survivors of suicide attempt. Our goal is to normalize conversation of mental health and suicide prevention. The mission is to absolutely validate someone who wakes up alive from a suicide attempt.      HOW DID SUICIDE BECOME A PERSONAL CAUSE? My son lives with a brain injury from a suicide attempt, but he is mostly functional and cognitive.  He is everything the doctors said he would not be. There is a big stigma around suicide and definitely around black people and suicide.  It is a misconception that black people do not attempt suicide—my son did. It was life-changing.             In 2016, suicide became the second leading cause of death between the ages of 10 and 34  and fourth in the 35 to 54 age group. How can we as a community raise crisis awareness?  We talk about it and actually listen. As far as a community, we write our legislators, are vocal with each other, and inform people where they can get help. Not having health insurance and feelings of shame make it complicated; most people do not want others to know or fear losing their jobs.  This affects everyone everywhere, and because of that, we have to talk.  “A suicide happens in America every 12 minutes.  Asking 'How are you?' but not really wanting to know is a problem.”                                

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THE LACK OF ACCESS TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE NATION, DESPITE HIGH DEMAND AND NEGATIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD IT ARE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO PEOPLE NOT SEEKING OR RECEIVING TREATMENT. HOW IS TREATMENT IN GEORGIA?          Hospitals claim to have treatment, but they treat PTSD or something else, so specifically for survivors of suicide attempt, there is none. The Department of Behavioral Health has allocated a suicide prevention grant to three Georgia locations in 2017, but those funds have not yet been used. The day before my son shot himself, I took him to a hospital and was told male beds were unavailable.  We waited until the next morning and were sent


“A s u i c i d e happens in A m e r i c a eve r y 1 2 minutes. Asking ‘ H ow a r e yo u ? ’  but not really w a n t i n g t o k n ow i s a p r o b l e m .”

home. Later that day, he was on life support. As large as Georgia is, there are only 22 stabilization units with 14 beds each in the entire state.  My son attended a pilot study at Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center in Culver City, California.  Their curriculum is available for healthcare professionals to download, and we urge our local providers to get trained and make treatment available here.  HOW CAN EMPLOYERS BE PROACTIVE IN THE WORKPLACE?  Have mental and emotional health and suicide prevention literature in your office; encourage conversation.  We can save people’s lives by allowing them to discuss their issues  without indifference or judgment. Offer mindful wellness sessions; have a therapist come in once or twice a month. AS A PARENT WHO HAS TAKEN INITIATIVE FOR OTHERS, WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR PEOPLE GRIEVING THE INJURY OR DEATH OF A LOVED ONE? We had different setbacks and medica-

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tion changes. It has been an educational process I never thought I would need to try to understand.  You cannot help someone without helping yourself, because you too are going through something devastating.  I was frightened!  It is a traumatic “what’s next?” for all. Do not hesitate during a crisis; call 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained officer. Call the National Suicide Prevention Line: 1.800.273.8255 and GA Crisis & Access Line (GCAL): 1.800.715.4225. Find help!     

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Dream Kitchen TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR DREAM KITCHEN

DO YOU ENJOY SPENDING TIME IN YOUR KITCHEN? If not, read on! We've put together some tips and great finds to help you bring your kitchen back to life. CONTINUED >

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First, we suggest painting the walls and updating cabinets. Choose a color that brings joy (Marie Kondo, anyone?), and ensure your cabinets are organized and tidy within.

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First, we suggest painting the walls and updating cabinets. Choose a color that brings joy (Marie Kondo, anyone?), and ensure your cabinets are organized and tidy within. Cabinet color is also a large factor in the look and feel of the room. Paint your cabinets a color that does not overwhelm.

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Shannon, Brittney & Bailey BARTLETT HEATING AND COOLING HAS PROVIDED EXCELLENT SERVICE IN THE METRO ATLANTA AREA SINCE 1982 AND IS THE 2018 READERS’ CHOICE WINNER FOR BEST HVAC COMPANY. Shannon Bartlett is the president and truly embodies the company's motto, “small-town integrity in the big city.” DID YOU PLANT SEEDS, OR DID YOUR DAUGHTER ALWAYS DESIRE TO BE IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS?   Shannon:  Certainly not intentionally.  I never wanted the girls to feel obligated or that it was their duty to work at  Bartlett.  I wanted them for find something that they loved doing. That being said, I have to say though that it sure does make me proud that Bailey has decided to be a part of Bartlett. Being able to work with my daughter each day is a blessing! I’m also proud of Brittney, who is pursuing her passion, a career in nursing. WHAT ARE SOME THINGS THAT YOU’VE LEARNED FROM YOUR MOTHER? Brittney:  I’ve learned that you have to work hard for what you want, to be responsible, and treat others how you want to be treated. Bailey: I have gotten to see my mom accomplish amazing things. She has worked hard from the time I was old enough to understand what work was. That was inspiring to me and made me want to be just like my mom. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY OF YOUR DAUGHTERS WORKING IN THE BUSINESS?   Shannon: The girls spent a lot of time at the office growing up. Once, when Bailey was about 5 and Brittney was about 9, the phone rang and Bailey picked it up and answered, "Bartlett Heating & Cooling." Brittney told Bailey, "Put them on hold," which Bailey did.  Brittney, scared to death, came up and told me what happened and that someone was waiting on hold.  When I picked up the line, the person on the other end told me that it was hilarious! CallBartlett.com | 770.429.0278

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MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

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Rhonda & Melissa Cumberland Diamond Exchange has been passionately engaging couples since 1982. CDE was voted Best Jeweler  by Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle readers for 2018.  Rhonda Jacobson wears many hats other than co-owner. She works tirelessly with different charities, she’s a graduate gemologist and a mother to Melissa. Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle asked Rhonda and Melissa about working together in the family business. WHAT ARE SOME LIFE LESSONS THAT YOU'VE LEARNED FROM YOUR MOTHER? Melissa:  My mom has always said, "If you’re blessed, then you should bless others.” Those are words she truly lives by.  My mom has a servant's heart and  views her community as an extension of her family. She goes the extra mile without ever expecting recognition or even a thank-you—she just loves others and wants to give back. I am so thankful and proud to be her daughter and friend. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY OF YOUR DAUGHTER WORKING IN THE BUSINESS? Rhonda:  Shortly after Melissa began her full-time career at Cumberland Diamond Exchange, she suggested we create a Facebook page and feature engaged couples as well as bride of the month in a monthly newsletter. Our friends, family and clients love seeing photos and reading their testimonials. It was a marketing game-changer for us. I’m very proud of her! I love my daughter because she is genuinely sincere and kind. She is caring and accepting of everyone she meets without discrimination. I grew up hearing, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  It’s not just a saying to Melissa; she lives it intentionally. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS? Melissa:  Working together has given us the opportunity to learn from each other professionally and spend more time together. I've always respected my parents, but now I fully realize all of the hard work and sacrifices they made to give me an amazing life, build an incredible business and give back to the community.  CumberlandDiamond.com | 770.434.4367

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GIVING BACK

(CON TI N U ED)

“OUR ORANGETHEORY FITNESS STUDIOS HAVE PLAYED A HUGE PART IN RAISING AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR RETT SYNDROME. WE RAISED MORE THAN $13,000 PREVIOUSLY, AND BY THE TIME THIS ARTICLE COMES OUT, WE WILL HAVE HAD ANOTHER FUNDRAISER IN APRIL .”

extremely difficult for our family. She needs total care and can take time away from our son, Daniel, 11. He tends to get sad sometimes since she is his only sibling, and he doesn't have any other children in the home to play or talk with. It can also be isolating having a special needs child since many times social activities are planned around children's events, and if your child isn't participating in any, there isn't very much opportunity to be around other families. "I've learned that I have way more patience than I ever thought I had while caring for and loving Emily. I also had to learn that I am her voice and to be physically and emotionally strong for her. Finally, I've learned what true,

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unconditional love is, and I thank my lucky stars every day that I am fortunate enough to experience that from Emily." For more information, visit RettSyndrome.org.

JULIE STEWART AND KIM FISHMAN ARE SISTERS AND BEST FRIENDS. Kim’s daughter, Emily, has Rett Syndrome, so they decided to raise awareness and funds for a cure through their business, OrangeTheory Fitness. “Our Orangetheory Fitness studios have played a huge part in raising awareness and funds for Rett Syndrome. We raised more than  $13,000  previously, and by the time this article comes out, we will have had another fundraiser in April.  Our members have been incredibly generous and are always asking how Emily is doing. It's incredibly humbling, and we feel very lucky to have such caring members.”

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ABOUT THE DIAGNOSIS

Kim noticed that Emily's development was becom-

Rett syndrome (RTT) is most often misdiagnosed

ing delayed during her first year. She started to receive

as autism, cerebral palsy or non-specific develop-

physical and speech therapy but was still falling behind.

mental delay. There is a simple blood test to confirm

Kim took her to a neurologist, but they could not find

the presence of the MECP2 mutation; however, since

anything wrong. He then suggested they see a genetic

we know that the MECP2 mutation is also seen in

specialist, and they were able to diagnose her with Rett

other disorders, the presence of the MECP2 muta-

Syndrome after a blood test when she was 19 months old.

tion in itself is not enough for the diagnosis of Rett

"It was one of the most devastating days of my life,"

Syndrome. Diagnosis requires either the presence of

Kim says. "Receiving the diagnosis of Rett Syndrome

the mutation (a molecular diagnosis) or fulfillment of

and watching our daughter, who could crawl and say

the diagnostic criteria (a clinical diagnosis, based on

a few words at one time, lose those abilities, has been

observed signs and symptoms) or both.

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Brawner Hall (circa 1910) and the Taylor-Brawner House (circa 1890) located in the beautiful 10-acre Taylor-Brawner Park at 3180 Atlanta Road and the Reed House (circa 1910) located on 3.5 private acres at 3080 Atlanta Road offer unique destinations for memorable meetings and events.

All venues are approximately 2 miles from I-285/Paces Ferry Road exit

For more information: BrawnerHall@smyrnaga.gov or 678-631-5545


REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

VININGS

REALTY REPORT

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Brandy Station

$1,395,000

$1,321,899.00

95%

92

7

6

Carters Grove

$1,349,000

$1,310,000.00

97%

165

5

7

Paces View

$1,295,000

$1,250,000.00

97%

8

4

5

Vinings

$1,025,000

$990,000.00

97%

59

5

4

May Estates

$866,583

$866,902.00

100%

1

6

5

Paces View

$825,000

$807,000.00

98%

11

3

4

Vinings Gate

$749,000

$725,000.00

97%

20

5

5

2000 Paces Ferry

$735,000

$712,500.00

97%

14

4

4

Olde Ivy

$740,000

$710,000.00

96%

116

5

6

West Vinings Place

$714,900

$702,500.00

98%

45

4

4

Williams Park

$689,888

$689,888.00

100%

4

5

4

Highpointe at Vinings

$699,000

$675,000.00

97%

189

4

5

Highpointe at Vinings

$650,000

$635,000.00

98%

10

5

4

Mary A Dunton

$644,000

$625,000.00

97%

116

6

5

The Battery on Paces Ferry

$645,000

$611,000.00

95%

16

3

4

Highpointe at Vinings

$629,000

$605,000.00

96%

118

5

4

Central Garden

$599,000

$587,000.00

98%

14

5

4

Collier Gate

$575,000

$568,000.00

99%

96

5

5

Concord Grove

$599,900

$565,000.00

94%

0

5

5

Rileys Walk - Williams Park

$565,000

$565,000.00

100%

5

5

4

4400 West

$600,000

$565,000.00

94%

22

3

5

Paces Ferry Park

$570,000

$555,000.00

97%

20

6

5

Vinings

$575,000

$545,000.00

95%

37

4

3

Vinings Chase

$559,000

$535,000.00

96%

91

5

4

The Battery On Paces Ferry

$549,500

$527,350.00

96%

25

3

4

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR Bacon, along with City Council,

MAY-RETTA DAZE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Smyrna area schools, both public

MAY

4-5

recognize an outstanding student, staff member and volunteer from and private.

COMEDY GRIND III Earl Strand Theatre

The Strand Theatre welcomes back

Marietta Square

May-retta Daze is an annual arts and crafts festival that takes place the first weekend in May. The annual festival takes place from May 4-5 at Glover Park in historic Marietta Square.  The

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Show Up Go Up to the big stage!

FRIDAY NIGHT DRAG RACES

popular open mic comedy nights,

These live comedy shows, born from the talent presented at The Strand’s

Atlanta Motor Speedway

offer a chance to see a full lineup

festival features exhibitors and artists

O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags

of talented comedians. Grab a few

showcasing handmade goods includ-

is a heads up, street-style drag racing

friends who like to laugh, or treat

ing painting, pottery, woodwork, metal,

series on Atlanta Motor Speedway's

yourself to a weekday date night out!

glass, fabric, soap, candles and more.

eighth-mile pit road. Averaging 225 drag racers and 90 show cars in

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front of nearly 5,000 fans nightly. $26, meal included. Kassandra.joseph@ cobbcounty.org

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Stop by the Youth Services desk to

CCCEPA PRESENTS DISNEY'S NEWSIES

celebrate “A Universe of Stories.”

Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for Cobb

ACWORTH DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts' spring musi-

register for Summer Reading, and complete a make-and-take craft to

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Dallas Landing Park

cal, NEWSIES. Tickets can only be

This event will be held at Dallas

purchased online at CCCEPA.com.

Landing Park on Saturday, May 4

Tickets are not available through the

Presented by the Cobb County Water

from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dragon Boating

Anderson Theatre box office.

Stewardship. Brooke is a little girl

be an Olympic sport. Many communities hold dragon boat races as a different means to benefit charitable organizations within the community.

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who goes on a big adventure! Join

is an up-and-coming sport, soon to

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SMOKE ON THE LAKE BBQ FESTIVAL

emphasizes

Cauble Park

and biodiversity from the friends she meets along the way. This program ecological

concepts

and vocabulary while demonstrating how we can help the environment.

The North Cobb Rotary Club, City of

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City Hall

the Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival

A strong advocate for education,

presented by Superior Plumbing,

Mayor Bacon created the Mayor's

held at Cauble Park. The event will

We are always accepting submissions

Education Awards in 2006. The

take place on Mothers Day week-

for events you'd like to see included

awards program is held twice

end, Friday, May 10 and Saturday,

in our Calendar section. Submissions

a year in May and December

May 11. All proceeds are distributed

are accepted via the Contact Us tab at

in Council Chambers.

among several local charities.

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