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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JULY 2019 PUBLISHER

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

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Donna Permell, Flavia Teles

Sweet Summertime SUMMERTIME IS A MAGICAL SEASON. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood: sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family and, if we’re lucky, take a scenic road trip! In this issue of ​Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle​, we want to remind you why summer is a season of opportunity. When’s the last time you played tourist in your hometown? We invite you to use Pages 18-21 [Feature 2]​as your guide to some spectacular sites right here in​ Smyrna Vinings. This month is also a great opportunity to discover our local music scene at various venues like Mable House Barnes Amphitheater, The Battery Atlanta and SunTrust Park. We can’t wait to catch T ​ he John Butler Trio with Trevor Hall​on ​July 26​!

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Smyrna Vinings has to offer—but we hope this issue gets you off to a good start.

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Happy exploring! We hope to see you around! 

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JULY 2019

FEATURES 14 Enjoy the Sounds of Summer in the City Music Venues and Concerts for Every Taste

18 Boxwood Cottage: Gann House Circa 1841 A Living Museum

28 Friends Who Give to Their Community Charmed

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34 Georgia’s Favorites Souvenirs That Are Just Peachy

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

12

Around Town

14

Back Stage

22 DIY 28 Giving Back 30 Culinary Creations 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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at the Celebrity Softball Game with Atlanta Braves

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Summer Family Series featuring free programming for families with children of all ages to enjoy. U.S. Tennis Association, Pepper Boxing Atlanta and the First Tee have partnered with the Battery Atlanta to bring free Kids Tennis on the Turf, Pepper’onis boxing classes and The First Tee Golf clinics to the community. Kids Tennis on the Turf will include three mini tennis nets for tennis lessons, free play and games with two tennis teaching professionals on Tuesday mornings on the Plaza Green. These events are  free  for kids and families.  The dates are July 9, 16 and 23. Pepper Boxing Atlanta Parents and children are welcome to participate in

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ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER IN THE CITY

MUSIC VENUES AND CONCERTS FOR EVERY TASTE Melissa Etheridge, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Aug. 17

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These venues have calendars packed with well-known artists

OF ATLANTA’S HOTTEST VENUES. Whether you prefer jazz,

and bands that are waiting to entertain you with their amazing

soul, rock, classical or blues, you can find the music you want to

sounds. You will also be able to find many of Atlanta’s talented

hear in this fun and hip city that’s full of the best in entertainment.

local bands at the many outdoor fairs, festivals and nightclubs

Enjoy the many outdoor live concerts taking place this summer

around town this summer. You won’t have to travel far to find

while relaxing on a blanket or in a comfy lawn chair. If allowed, bring a picnic packed with your favorite foods and beverages to enjoy while sitting under a blue sky or bright moon.

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exactly what fits your musical tastes.


the venues

Zach Williams, SunTrust Park, July 18 after game

CocaCola Roxy Steve Cole, The Battery Atlanta, Aug. 10

MABLE HOUSE BARNES AMPHITHEATER

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Braves, the Battery Atlanta is a sports

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Voted one of the top 10 botanical

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guest.

baseball

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blankets and lawn chairs. Enjoy an out-

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games, the stadium also showcases

this 30-acre urban oasis also hosts

door picnic while listening to fantastic

are some of Atlanta’s best restaurants,

live music concerts throughout the

Concerts in the Garden all summer

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chefs and mixologists where guests

year including past performances

long. Set down a blanket or a low-

can not only eat and drink but also

by Jason Aldean, Def Leppard and

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the calendar Saturday, July 6 at 7 p.m.

EVENING OF JAZZ

Mable House Barnes Amphitheater An evening of great sounds featuring Boney James, Avery Sunshine and Alex Bugnon.  TICKETS: $46–$86 MableHouse.org/index.php/amphitheatre

Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m.

JAZZ ON THE LAWN SERIES: RHYTHM JETS

The Battery Atlanta, Georgia Power Pavilion A high-energy jazz/world fusion rhythm and sax-driven ensemble based in Atlanta, Rhythm Jets boasts an actionpacked lineup.  The Jazz on the Lawn series will feature world-renowned jazz musicians on the lawn near SunTrust Park. Bring your lawn chairs, or purchase a seat or VIP table for two. TICKETS: $5–$35 StJamesLiveATL.com

Thursday, July 18 after the 7:20 p.m. game

ZACH WILLIAMS

Jackson and Howard Hewett will be performing your favorite hits. TICKETS: $46–$96 MableHouse.org/index.php/amphitheatre

Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.

THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO WITH TREVOR HALL Atlanta Botanical Garden

Enjoy this Australian roots/rock band led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler and Trevor Hall, a singer-songwriter and guitarist. TICKETS: $62.50–$64.50 (higher for VIP Meet and Greet) AtlantaBG.org/concerts-in-the-garden

JAZZ ON THE LAWN SERIES: STEVE COLE

Saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz. The Jazz on the Lawn series will feature world-renowned jazz musicians on the lawn near SunTrust Park.  Bring your lawn chairs,  or purchase a seat or VIP table for two.

This Grammy-winning Christian rock art-

StJamesLiveATL.comFriday,

ist will play a post-game concert featuring

MLB.com/braves/ballpark

Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

THE GENTLEMEN OF SOUL

Mable House Barnes Amphitheater Featuring Jeffery Osbourne, a Grammynominated singer-songwriter, musician and lyricist; and Jody Watley, a singer, songwriter, record producer and artist whose music crosses genres including pop, R&B, jazz, dance and electronic soul. TICKETS: $46–$96 MableHouse.org/index.php/amphitheatre

Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE Atlanta Botanical Garden

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist.  TICKETS: $61–$63 AtlantaBG.org/concerts-in-the-garden

The Battery Atlanta, Georgia Power Pavilion

TICKETS: $5–$35

TICKETS: $22–$47 (or free with game ticket)

AN EVENING OF SOUL

Rock along with Melissa Etheridge, a

Saturday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m.

SunTrust Park

many of his award-winning tunes.

Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.

Aug. 16 at 9 p.m.

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The Battery Atlanta/Coca-Cola Roxy

Sunday, Sept. 1 after the 5:10 p.m. game

STEVE AOKI SunTrust Park

Nominated for a Grammy Award and multiple Billboard Awards, Steve Aoki is consistently named one of the top DJs in the world. All four of his albums have reached the Top 10. He will be performing at the post-game concert. TICKETS: $20 (or free with game ticket) MLB.com/braves/ballpark

Get ready to be entertained by 21 Savage, a rapper, songwriter and record producer based in Atlanta.

Mable House Amphitheater

TICKETS: $66–$424

Legendary artists Peabo Bryson, Freddie

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A LIVING MUSEUM

Boxwood Cottage: Gann House Circa 1841 PHOTOGRAPHY DONNA PERMELL

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Boxwood Cottage


Bathroom featuring hand-painted clawfoot bathtub

Sunroom and office Irene Croft Jr.

Boxwood Cottage, following thoughtful renovation by its current owner, Irene Croft Jr., is now showing its prettiest face in 178 years in a guided tour conducted by the Friends of the Covered Bridge Historic District. A prominent landmark in the Greater Atlanta area, the former Gann House, Smyrna’s oldest extant residence, was constructed in 1841 by Captain John Gann, Cobb County’s first state senator. Boxwood’s early history was almost its final chapter.  In the first week of July  1864, it was commandeered as quarters for Union officers just prior to the Battle of Atlanta. Executing the punitive “razed earth” policy of Gen. William T. Sherman, the officers torched the house as they were preparing to depart. CONTINUED >

Hand-painted stenciling by Kass Wilson based on motif from quilts

Guest Bedroom

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EXPLORE FINE CREEK BREWING COMPANY

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Caribbean kitchen

Gann family lore relates that a superior officer galloping by on his horse spotted a Masonic banner being waved from a window and immediately ordered the flames extinguished. The house—and old Capt. Gann in his wooden wheelchair—survived Sherman’s merciless March to the Sea. Scorched timbers atop the stone foundations were discovered during the recent restoration work, marking the transition of historic Gann House into elegant Boxwood Cottage. Plans for Boxwood’s restoration and new addition were orchestrated from across a continent and ocean  from Hawaii where Irene, an Atlanta transplant and pioneer flipper of vintage properties, resided for three decades.  There she devoted Entryway features Hibiscus Bowl by Robert W. Butts, made of Koa wood unique to Hawaii

two years via email correspondence and internet searches to accomplish all the advance logistics required for the challenge, from selecting a simpatico architect and contractor to choosing materials and finishes to sourcing appliances and fixtures. In an extensive year-long roof-to-cellar makeover performed by the master craftsmen of Copper Sky Renovations, the original rooms of the house, with their classic 12-foot ceilings, heart pine floors, working fireplaces  and walk-out windows, were retained, as were the fanciful Victorian trims installed in the 1870s.  Newer, less compatible sections, added through the years, were replaced with a 2,000-square-foot addition to blend seamlessly with the earliest construction. The driveway as well as grounds and gardens—distinguished by palm trees in homage to Hawaii—were totally revamped to complement the residence.  Every detail, inside and out, was custom-designed to reflect the owner’s eclectic taste, to display uncommon arts and artifacts collected from every corner of the planet, and to refine a local treasure of our Concord Covered Bridge Historic District into an exquisite “highly livable work of art.” The resulting renovation showcases a captivating marriage of the traditional with the entirely unexpected. Note on tour the distinctive coral and green exterior palette, spectacular wrought iron railings and garden gates, the antique stained-glass entryway, period-style solid bronze hardware, a riotously colorful Caribbean kitchen and a unique lavatory that features a laugh-out-loud architectural whimsy. Boxwood Cottage has emerged from its lengthy metamorphosis with a fresh, polished look to grace its authentic early 19th-century origins. Tour the Boxwood Cottage and other historic homes in the Concord Bridge Historic District on Second Street.  Tickets available at ConcordCoveredBridge.org/tourofhomes.

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ADULT- AND KID-FRIENDLY NATURAL BUG REPELLENTS FROM A BEAUTIFUL MESS

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A D U LT

WHAT YOU NEED: + 10 drops lemon essential oil

(AGE 15 AND OVER)

+ 10 drops lemongrass essential oil

WHAT YOU DO:

+ 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil

In a 2-ounce spray bottle, add the grain alcohol (or Solubol) and drop in

+ 1 ½ ounces distilled water

essential oils. Swirl to combine. Place the cap back on the bottle. Allow the oils to disperse in the alcohol for about 1 hour, then add distilled water, swirling again to combine.

+ 8 drops lavender essential oil

(minus 1 teaspoon to make room for the essential oils in the bottle) + ½ ounce 95% proof grain alcohol*

*The grain alcohol is used as a preservative as well as a carrier for the oils, but you can also use a product like this instead of grain alcohol at a 1:4 ratio (1 drop essential oil to 4 drops Solubol) if you’d rather and then just fill the rest with water to fill the 2-ounce spray bottle.

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DIY

(CON TI N UED)

K I D ’S

WHAT YOU NEED:

WHAT YOU DO:

+ 4 drops lavender essential oil

In a 2-ounce spray bottle, add the grain alcohol (or Solubol) and drop

+ 1 ½ ounces distilled water

+ 10 drops lemon essential oil + 10 drops lemongrass essential oil

in essential oils. Swirl to combine. Place the cap back on the bottle.

(minus 1 teaspoon to make room for

Allow the oils to disperse in the alcohol for about 1 hour, then add

the essential oils in the bottle)

distilled water, swirling again to combine.

+ ½ ounce 95% proof grain alcohol*

*The grain alcohol is used as a preservative as well as a carrier for the oils, but you can also use a product like this instead of grain alcohol at a 1:4 ratio (1 drop essential oil to 4 drops Solubol) if you’d rather and then just fill the rest with water to fill the 2-ounce spray bottle.

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IF YOU WANT TO PRINT SOME LABELS FOR YOUR BUG SPRAY, JUST DOWNLOAD SOME FROM A BEAUTIFUL MESS AND PRINT ONTO STICKER PAPER!

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DIY

(CON TI N UED)

While there can be concern about citrus oils on the skin when exposed to sunlight, lemongrass isn’t a photosensitive oil, and if lemon essential oil is steam-distilled rather than coldpressed (Oui Fresh essential oils are cold-pressed) it can be used on the skin. So just make sure to note which one your lemon oil is and only spray on clothes if you don’t have a skinsafe lemon oil (which is an application method a lot of people prefer anyway if they are more sensitive to oils).

Find more DIYs at ABeautifulMess.com and shop these essential oils and more at OuiFresh.com.

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

VININGS

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Rivers Call

$1,995,000

1,850,000

93%

55

5

6

Vinings

$1,665,000

1,600,000

96%

33

4

6

Vinings

$1,365,000

1,365,000

100%

1

5

9

Abbington at Wildwood

$919,900

919,900

100%

39

4

5

Vinings Heights

$895,000

900,000

100%

55

5

5

None

$899,000

899,000

100%

200

5

5

Vinings

$849,000

844,000

99%

3

4

5

Vinings

$869,900

835,000

96%

32

5

5

Vinings

$849,000

827,500

97%

167

4

3

Vinings Orchard

$838,000

800,000

95%

39

5

5

Preserve At Vinings Walk

$799,000

769,000

96%

47

5

5

Vinings

$775,000

760,000

98%

141

5

5

The Aberdeen

$770,000

746,500

97%

13

2

2

Boxwood At Vinings

$728,329

728,329

100%

2

4

4

Vinings

$750,000

725,000

97%

94

4

4

One Ivy Walk

$717,500

675,000

94%

45

4

5

Highpointe at Vinings

$699,000

670,000

96%

256

5

5

Stonecrest Manor

$679,000

650,000

96%

10

4

4

Preserve at Vinings Walk

$665,000

650,000

98%

57

6

6

One Vinings Mountain

$665,000

649,000

98%

64

2

3

Vinings Glen

$619,000

615,000

99%

60

6

6

Vinings Glen

$595,000

610,500

102%

5

5

5

Parkview Village

$600,000

585,000

98%

7

5

5

Information compiled f rom First Multiple Listing Service and Georgia Multiple Listing Service f rom dates of 05/1/19 - 05/31/19. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not a complete list of all activity. *DOM=Days on Market

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GIVING BACK

FRIENDS WHO GIVE TO THEIR COMMUNITY CHARMED

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THE VININGS VILLAGE WOMAN’S CLUB IS CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP. The Club’s mission is to expand opportunities for friendship within the Vinings Village, along with support civic and cultural activities and beautification of the entrances of the village.   Libby

Eubank,

the

mother

of

Janet

Dickerson, was one of eight founding members in 1978. Janet picked up the torch from her mother  and thoughtfully designed a lasting tribute in the form of a charm to commemorate the Club’s first 40 years.  Janets design  drew upon the roots of Vinings’ early and most famous resident, Hardy Pace, who lived on Vinings Mountain.

+ The top of the shield shape represents the Chattahoochee River current, defining the south side of Vinings.

+ The inverted V represents Vinings Mountain. + Four circles, called “bezants,” are icons commonly used in family shields meaning “one worthy of trust and treasure.” These represent 40 years of friendships through VVWC.

+ The Gillyflower at the bottom of the shield has eight petals representing the eight founders and the beautification VVWC has brought to Vinings.

+ The back of the charm has “VVWC, est. 1978.” Proceeds from the sales of the charm go to the charities supported by the Vinings Village Woman’s Club.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

the best

SPRING PIE ever

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FRESH BERRIES AND CREAMY CHOCOLATE GOODNESS ON A PLATE

chocolate strawberry cream cheese pie I ABSOLUTELY LOVE FRESH STRAW-

INGREDIENTS

BERRIES WHEN THEY ARE IN SEASON, AND MY FAVORITE WAY TO ENJOY THEM IS WHEN THEY ARE COVERED IN CHOCOLATE! My mom was always a great cook, as is my sister. But I never did well following recipes because I loved improvising. A few years back, I was about to make a cheesecake and some chocolate-covered strawberries for a neighborhood barbecue. True to form, I went off the grid and came up with this beautiful pie! I have entered this recipe in contests three different times and won every time. If you would like to impress your family and friends, give this a try. Beautiful, delicious and EASY, I promise!

+ 1 1/3 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs    (substitute Oreo crumbs, if you really like chocolate) + 3 tablespoons granulated sugar + 2/3 cup melted butter + 12 ounces softened cream cheese + 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips (save 1/4 cup for top) + 1/4 cup packed brown sugar + 1 tablespoon vanilla + 12 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed in refrigerator (very important!) + 1/2-inch square of paraffin + 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced lengthwise about 1/8 inch thick

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325 degrees. CRUST Combine cookie crumbs, sugar and butter well. Spray 9-inch pie pan lightly with cooking spray or lightly grease. Press crumbs into bottom and up sides of pan, distributing evenly. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool. FILLING Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave. Be careful the chocolate does not burn. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy with electric mixer. Add brown sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Add cooled chocolate. Mix well. Fold in the whipped topping. Spoon the filling into the cooled crust evenly, smoothing out the top. Cover with foil and chill at least 4 hours. TOPPING Don’t top until just a couple hours before serving as berries can get soft. Start at the outer edge of the pie and make a row of strawberries overlapping the edge of the pie pan a bit. Continue laying out strawberries in circular, overlapping rows. Save one whole berry for the very center of the pie. Heat paraffin and remaining 1/4 cup chocolate (add paraffin if chocolate is too thick to drizzle). Drizzle chocolate from a small spoon over berries.

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JULY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1

4

will enjoy an unseasonably warm

COOKING WITH YOUR INSTANT POT

FIREWORKS ON THE FOURTH

sending letters to the North Pole

Winter Wonderland experience on the Marietta Square. Kids will enjoy

Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre

and taking a photo with “tropical”

Smyrna Public Library

The Strand’s festive terrace is a spec-

Santa from 10 a.m. to noon.

Do you have an Instant Pot, or

tacular venue to see the sky light up

are you considering getting one?

on the Fourth of July! Guests will

Learn how to get the most of

enjoy watching Marietta’s dazzling

this great kitchen appliance with

fireworks from the fourth-level Cobb

Terri Carter, UGA Extension staff.

Terrace with a cocktail in hand.

Terri will demonstrate how to use an Instant Pot safely and share tips and recipes.

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July 27's featured film is RV (rated PG). Pre-movie activities will begin at

JULY OUTDOOR CONCERT: THROWBACK EXPERIENCE

SUMMER FAMILY SERIES

It's Dance Night! Dance Night

7:30 p.m. and include face painting, inflatables and more! Free admission and popcorn.

Smyrna City Hall

returned to the Village Green last year

The Battery

Battery

Atlanta

NOT JUST A MOVIE MOVIE SERIES MOVIE AND FUN Brinkley Park

4 The

27

starts

its

with Throwback Experience, and

Summer Family Series featuring

they are back to help you dance the

free programming for families with

night away in 2019. Expect a journey

children of all ages to enjoy. U.S.

through the '60s, '70s and the '80s.

Tennis Association, Pepper Boxing

See you there!

Atlanta and The First Tee have partnered with The Battery Atlanta to bring free Kids Tennis on the Turf, Pepper’onis boxing classes and The First Tee Golf clinics.

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We are always accepting submissions

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

for events you'd like to see included

Marietta Square

in our Calendar section. Submissions

Surrounded by festive evergreen

are accepted via the Contact Us tab at

trees and pink flamingos, families

SmyrnaViningsLifestyle.com.

Sclerotheraphy | Saline Vein Injections (for Treatment of Spider Veins)

$150

For 15 Minute Session

Vinings Location Only | Expires July 31, 2019

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Inspired by Community

Located just down the hill in Vinings, 101 Steak has been offering lunch, dinner and brunch since 2016 101 Steak presents a modern approach to the traditional prime steak house, while embracing the very personality of the neighborhood in which it resides.

It’s time to think

locally

Our management family here at 101 Steak bring a wealth of passion and experience to the table each night. Whether your simply looking for a wine recommendation or assistance with planning a private event, David, Joey and Kelly are always happy to provide guidance and insight.

PRIVATE DINING AVAILBLE

ADVERTISE WITH US to deliver your message to the most affluent families in our community.

Intimate Wine Room- seats 12 guests Overlook Private Dining Room- Seats 40 guests and 60 for cocktail

Friday’s & Saturday’s Live Music Mention this ad and enjoy 15% off your next lunch or brunch with us. *Applicable to food only*

3621 Vinings Slope, SE Atlanta, Georgia 30339

(770) 805-8855 | 101steakatl.com lifestylepubs.com/advertise

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

Georgia’s Favorites

01

SOUVENIRS THAT ARE JUST PEACHY FROM CERTIFIED ORGANIC LIP BALMS TO OFFICIALLY LICENSED BULLDOGS GOLF BALLS, KEEPSAKES THAT KEEP GEORGIA ON YOUR MIND.    + Savannah Bee Company Lip Balms $3.50 each or $19.99 set SavannahBee.com Hailing from Savannah, these moisture-intense beeswaxbased lip balms deeply condition lips of loyal customers throughout the country.       + ATL Heavy Cotton Kids Tee

02

03

04

05

$10 Etsy.com/shop/28ts 100% cotton and handmade to order, available in 18 colors. + Dickey Farms Old-Fashioned Peach Preserves   $3.50–$8.50, 5–18 ounces GAPeaches.com Visitors to the Peach State are guaranteed to find something delicious to bring back home from Dickey Farms  in historic Musella.   + My Place “Georgia” Jumbo Mug $5.99, 27 ounces BedBathAndBeyond.com Pretty and practical, microwave- and dishwasher-safe, made of high-quality porcelain.    + Georgia Bulldogs Three Golf Ball Pack $11.69 757SC.com Augusta’s Masters Tournament and Athens’ University of Georgia “Bulldog Nation” meet as a fine gift for golf and college football fans alike.    

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ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY FLAVIA TELES

1. 28Ts ATL Heavy Cotton Kids Tee | 2. Savannah Bee Company ‘Bee the Balm’ Gift Set | 3. My Place ‘Georgia’ Jumbo Mug | 4. Georgia Bulldogs 3 Golf Ball Pack | 5. Savannah Bee Company Mint Julep Lip Balm | 6. Dickey Farms Preserves 34

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BUNIONS DID YOU KNOW THAT BUNIONS ARE NOT CAUSED BY SHOE GEAR? • Bunions are mal position of the joint, not a bone that over grows. • They are caused by imbalance of pull that exists between the toes. • Factors that affect bunions are: pregnancy, weight and over pronation.

BEFORE

• Shoes do not cause bunion but can make it worse. • Bunions should be corrected when appropriate in size or else pain and secondary changes occur. • Secondary changes cause arthritis. • Arthritis damages cartilages which then causes pain.

CORRECTING BUNIONS WILL LIMIT AND STOP PROGRESSION OF ARTHRITIS. • Wearing foot orthotics reduces stress to bone and joint. • Surgically correcting bunions realigns the joint and makes the joint feel better. • Minimally invasive and open procedures are options for surgical correction. • Choice of surgical correction is based on the severity of the bunion.

For more information or questions on bunions and how to correct bunions, please contact Dr.Vivian Iwu of Choice Podiatry.

Dr. Vivian C. Iwu, DPM Dedicated to keeping you and your feet in the healthiest possible condition.

AFTER

CALL US TO DAY ! (770) 702-8723

Same day appointment is available.

choicepodiatrycenter.com 4500 W. Village Pl., Suite 2003, Smyrna


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