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UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball

GIFTS YOU'LL WANT TO RECEIVE

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

DECEMBER 2018 PUBLISHER

Michelle Willis | michelle.willis@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Erikka Mitchell | emitchell@lifestylepubs.com ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Donna Dow | donna.dow@lifestylepubs.com

Eating and Enjoying Everything in Moderation for the Holidays

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Joshua McCoy | joshua.mccoy@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake and Monica Russell, Dennis Malcolm Byron, Timmesha Burgess, Maria Smith

AHH SPRINGTIME. Oh wait, it’s December. Right. Ahhh, Christmas. 'Tis the season.

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Outside of my birthday, December is my favorite month. The lights, the music, people

Caselove Photography, IRoc Photography,

seem nicer...doesn’t that make for a great time? As a child, I used to think about all

Nile Images, Johnathan Martin, Jaudon Photography

the things I could get on Christmas. As an adult, I think about everything I can give. I think my favorite thing is the parties. Starting the first week of December, it’s like party central. I always see the stories and news articles about “eating clean during the holidays,” or “How to not eat the fattening food at holiday parties.”  What??! NO. It’s the holidays! That means all bets are off. There’s no calorie counting! I’m eating the cakes, the candy, the cookies, the roasts...you’re following me here. Save the responsible eating for the other 11 months. December is all in.  Period. So, if you see me at the Mayor’s Masked Ball, I’m eating. Or at the SFLM holiday party? Eating again. Everything. You know the whole moderation thing? Well December is the moderation. I act like I have some sense Jan-Nov. But that’s all I got. So, here’s the takeaway. The holidays should give you the opportunity to do things you normally do or don’t do to make yourself or others happy. Give a little more. Share a little more. Rest a little more. And, yes, maybe eat a little more. Because when January 2019 comes around, we’ve got to get it, friends!  Will you be ready? Use December as a reset. Enjoy yourself over the holidays and your family and friends. Eat, drink and be merry. You deserve it.   Merry Christmas!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE DECEMBER 2018 FEATURES 12 Meet the Black Porsche Club of Atlanta, Inc. A Love Affair with Porsches that is More than an Appreciation

16 The Atlanta Airport Chamber Infrastructure Investment Creating Economic Opportunities & Annual Meeting

18 Become a Member of the Mayor's Royal Court Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Hosts the UNCF Benefit

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24 Holiday Gifts You'll Actually Want to Receive Things to Add to Your Own List

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

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Hot Spot

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City Scene

28 Trend Setter 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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Meet the Black Porsche Club of Atlanta, Inc.

WILLIAM “BIRD” PRILLERMAN AND LAGUANA “LA” LAWRENCE'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH PORSCHES IS MORE THAN AN APPRECIATION OF THE GERMAN AUTOMAKER. ARTICLE DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON | PHOTOGRAPHY JOHNATHAN MARTIN UNDOUBTEDLY, AUTOMOBILES ARE AMONG THE MOST APPRECIATED SOURCES OF TRANSPORTATION WORLDWIDE DUE TO THEIR STYLE, POWER, ACCESSORIES, AND OVERALL RICH HISTORY OF HOW THEY EVENTUALLY HIT THE ROAD. When looking more intently at the admiration for cars, one finds there are actual clubs and societies dedicated to everything from specific types to actual automakers; addressing the latter, meet William “Bird” Prillerman, a founding member of the Black Porsche Club of Atlanta, Inc. As its name suggests, this burgeoning society based in Georgia’s capital is not only fond of the German automaker, but its members

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“WE WANT TO INSPIRE AFRICAN-AMERICAN YOUTH TO WORK HARD AND ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS AND GOALS”

also make it a priority to be progressive, charita-

“I was always a Mercedes girl, and then after

ble, and particularly focused on helping African

my divorce, I decided to do something different,”

Americans to prosper.

Lawrence says. “I thought, ‘what the heck, you

“I’ve been a member of Porsche Club of America

only live once and Porsche is a very fun car.’ We

for over 35 years,” Prillerman says. “One week-

are not only riding in style, though; we are doing

end, four African-American Porsche owners got

things that are positive and impactful in our com-

together and took a ride to Tail of the Dragon up at

munity and for the youth. As our president, Mr.

Deals Gap, North Carolina. At the end of the ride,

Paco, stated, ‘Every Black kid does not want to be

I had made a suggestion that we should look at

a rapper. They want to do other things.’”

starting a Black Porsche Club here in the Atlanta

Lawrence continues, “We do fundraisers for

area because of the number of African Americans

scholarships and toy drives during the holidays to

and minorities who drove Porsches around the city.

help families in need. We also partner with local

Naturally, they were all in agreement.”

schools in providing much-needed supplies and

The aforementioned Porsche Club of America

materials. Some of our members are affiliated with

comprises a broader following of the automaker,

various prominent organizations and corporations

with a multi-cultural collective in the U.S. and

around the Metro Atlanta area, so we plan to

Canada exceeding more than 100,000 members.

partner with them to help create positive change.

Prillerman saw the need to create a more spe-

We also do rides, events, and campaigning for

cific niche in Atlanta, so he, along with George

important candidates like Stacey Abrams and

“Paco” Sulmers, Alvin C. Taylor, and Wilson Jones,

other charitable events.”

became the founding members.

Providing more detail about the membership,

“We were originally going to be a charter chapter

Lawrence notes, “It is only $50 to join. You must be a

of Black Porsche Inc. out of Southern California,

minority, you must own a Porsche, and we meet once

which is a Black Porsche Club that was established

a month. We have airline pilots, attorneys, engineers,

in 1968,” Prillerman recollects. “Due to the process

business owners, entrepreneurs, law enforcement,

taking so long, we decided to start our own club. We

project managers, and others as members.”

are now incorporated, our trademark has been filed, and our bylaws are being reviewed by an attorney who is a member so we can attain our 501(c)(7).” Now with more than 50 members, people join for many reasons besides having a fondness for Porsches. Just ask LaGuana “LA” Lawrence.

So ultimately, what is the goal of the Black Porsche Club of Atlanta? “We want to inspire African-American youth to work hard and achieve their dreams and goals,” Lawrence answers without hesitation.  Now that’s driven.

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UNCF BELIEVES EVERY YOUNG PERSON HAS A RIGHT TO A HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION. In an era when many colleges enroll 30,000, 40,000 and even 50,000 people, students at UNCF-member historically black colleges and universities choose to get an education and prepare for the future on close-knit campuses with several hundred or a few thousand students—and pay tuitions that average 26 percent less than comparable institutions. And there’s nothing small about the work UNCF HBCUs do to prolong and improve the lives of those in their communities across the country and around the world.

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THE MAYOR'S ROYAL COURT

UNCF does this in three ways: 1) awarding more than 10,000 scholarships, worth more than $100 million, annually; 2) providing financial support to 37 historically black colleges and universities; and 3) serving as the nation’s leading advocate for the importance of minority education and community engagement. This three-pronged approach is powerful: Since its founding in 1944, UNCF has helped more than double the number of minorities attending college. The six-year graduation rate for UNCF African American scholarship recipients is 70 percent—11 percentage points higher than the national average and 31 percentage points higher than the national average for all African Americans! Dr. Michael Lomax has served as UNCF president and CEO since 2004, spearheading UNCF fundraising efforts yielding more than $2.5 billion and helping more than 92,000 students earn

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college degrees and launch careers. Annually, UNCF’s work enables more than 60,000 students to attend college with UNCF scholarships. In fact, outside of the federal government, UNCF is the largest provider of scholarships to minority students. UNCF Atlanta’s Mayor’s Masked Ball is a premier UNCF gala and is typically the largest, most high-profile event focusing on raising awareness of the need and benefits of a college education, the students UNCF serves and the contributions of historically black colleges and universities. Founded 35 years ago in 1984 by retired UNCF Vice-President Mrs. Billye Suber Aaron and former member of Congress, mayor of Atlanta and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young, and hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors, local businesses and professional organizations, the Mayor’s Masked Ball is an evening of celebration attended by national celebrities, civic leaders, alumni, dignitaries, volunteers and friends of UNCF.   Today, the Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball is one of 17 Mayor’s Masked Balls held annually throughout the country.

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It is led by Justine Normal Boyd, regional development director for the Atlanta Region of UNCF, overseeing the development initiatives of six states which support 25 HBCUs. Prior to joining UNCF, Boyd served as CEO of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta and has more than 17 years of executive leadership experience in nonprofit management, government administration and external affairs. For the past two years, the Atlanta Mayor’s Ball has raised $1.3 million and netted over $1 million to help students attend college. This is no small feat and requires extensive relationship building, hard-work and persistence. The Mayor’s Masked Ball includes elegant dining, recognition of corporate and civic leaders, silent and live auctions, dancing and live entertainment. MASKED is an acronym for Mankind Assisting Students Kindle Educational Dreams. This year, the ball is hosted by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and the recipients of the MASKED award are the three co-chairs of last year’s ball: Mr. Rodney Bullard, vice president of community affairs at Chick-fil-A, Inc. and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation; Ted Blum, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office and chair of the firm’s Atlanta Corporate and Securities Practice; and Wendy Stewart, president of Atlanta Market Bank of America. The event is always an exciting and edifying experience for the 1,200 to 1,300 guests and provides a wonderful way to support the organization’s mission to help students get to and through college. Moreover, the evening reminds all in attendance that “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.” 

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TREND SETTER ARTICLE NICOLETTE MARTIN

W I NTER’S R E VEL YOUR GUIDE TO A SIMPLE AND STYLIZED NEW YEAR’S SOIRÉE

FOLLOWING CLOSELY ON THE COATTAILS OF AUTUMNAL AND WINTER HOLIDAYS, THE NEW YEAR CAN OFTEN BE OVERLOOKED DUE TO AN UNDERSTANDABLE DESIRE TO TAKE A BREAK FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE SEASON. But, a holiday that celebrates past memories and the opportunity for a fresh start shouldn’t lack any of the glitz of its celebratory predecessors. Round out the final days of the year reminiscing on or saying goodbye to the experiences of the previous 12 months with a simple end-of-theyear gathering that isn’t lacking any of the glamour.

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TH E D R INK S

Champagne has long been a traditional drink to toast to the new year. Keep it simple but step up your game with your own DIY Champagne cocktail

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THE D ECOR There’s no need to go out and buy a ton of additional decor when you just decked the halls (quite literally) with holiday ornamentation. Make those decorations work as hard as you did by repurposing all the greenery, pine cones and wood place settings you just couldn’t say no to. Throw in some neutral napkins, some natural twine and some dried orange peels for a woodsy (and fragrant) twist.

bar. Consider stocking your bar full of custom Champagne or bubbly choices, festive mixers like cranberry juice or rosemary simple syrup and unique garnishes like fresh fruit and herbs or decorative ice cubes with edible flowers.

WHAT YOU NEED + Cheese board or serving plate + Assortment of cheeses

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(We recommend Brie, Port Salut, Muenster, Camembert or Gruyere) PUTTING IT TOGETHER

THE SNACKS

Keep your guests happy with the perfect cheese plate. Consider how many people you’ll be serving, whether you’ll be serving before or after dinner and what cheeses you’ll want to include. According to WineFolly.com, sparkling wines pair best with creamy, sticky cheeses due to the high acidity and carbonation.

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Cheese is best served at room temperature, so be sure your cheese has time to rest prior to serving. Slice the cheeses and arrange artfully on your cheese board with labels for each. Consider providing separate serving knives for each cheese to avoid any mixing of flavors. Add any additional bites you’d like and enjoy!


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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

SOUTH FULTON

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

$1,400,000

$1,337,500

95.54%

39

8

10

Rugby Manor

$675,000

$677,000

100.30%

212

5

5

Serenbe

$659,000

$659,000

100.00%

349

3

4

Historic College Park

$559,900

$556,900

99.46%

19

3

4

Champions Park

$525,000

$490,000

93.33%

202

4

7

Egan Park

$509,900

$489,500

96.00%

51

5

4

The Regency

$450,000

$450,000

100.00%

76

6

5

College Park

$445,000

$420,000

94.38%

387

3

4

Fairburn

$439,000

$444,000

101.14%

52

4

2

Camp Creek

$437,900

$437,900

100.00%

22

5

5

The Regency

$433,000

$415,000

95.84%

32

6

4

Niskey Lake Cove

$429,900

$419,000

97.46%

55

4

5

Guilford Forest

Information compiled from Georgia Multiple Listing Service from dates of 6/15/2018 through 8/1/2018. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not a complete list of all activity. *DOM=Days on Market

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DECEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

THROUGH JAN 6 THE SNOW QUEEN AT SERENBE PLAYHOUSE Chattahoochee Hills

Hans Christian Andersen’s original story is adapted by Rachel Teague. This holiday favorite will be performed at the Natural Playground at Serenbe.

Art-Haus Gallery (at Grant Park) 332 Armond Street Atlanta, GA 30315

THROUGH DEC 9 ALLIANCE THEATER PRESENTS KNEAD Midtown

The world premiere production

THROUGH DEC 8 BLACK NATIVITY

stars Mary Lynn Owen,  the granddaughter

of

Cuban

immigrants

and rural sharecroppers, weaving the stories of her upbringing

Atlanta

in Snellville, Georgia into an eve-

An Atlanta favorite, Black Nativity is

ning of engaging theater and live,

a soul-stirring rendition of the

on-stage baking.   KNEAD  explores

Christmas Story that fills the theatre

the family art of baking and break-

with thrilling voices, exciting dance

ing bread and the role food plays in

and glorious gospel music at Ferst

passing on multicultural traditions

Center of the Arts at GA Tech. It is

to the next generation.

a powerful retelling of the Nativity story from an African-American perspective.

The

original Black

Nativity was written in 1961 by poet Langston Hughes.

THROUGH DEC 16 URBAN NUTCRACKER Decatur

THROUGH DEC 31 RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER

Ballethnic’s signature ballet is set on Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn Avenue in the 1940s, the Urban Nutcracker features “professional dancers and urban minority youth, dancing to

Atlanta

the traditional Tchaikovsky score

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is

and newly adapted music” at Porter

a puppet version of the classic TV

Sanford III Performing Arts and

show at the Center for Puppetry

Community Center.

Arts. A family favorite for all ages. Closed on Dec. 25.

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eep moving, stay active. The winter season and cold weather brings increased joint pain for millions of people dealing with arthritis. In addition to anti-inflammatory medications, I recommend to my patients to keep moving and resist the urge to become paralyzed by the cold. It is because fluid in your joints behaves like the oil in your car and doesn’t move as well in cold weather. Dressing in warm clothes and keeping the joints moving by staying active will help maintain range of motion and ward off stiffness and pain. Stretching, like in yoga, can keep your tendons and muscles loose to prevent further injury. Plan Your Shopping Trips With the irresistible deals of Black Friday and holiday sales, shopping for gifts is inevitable during the winter. Unfortunately, this can mean long lines and lots of walking, which in turn, leads to increased pain for many people. One tip to reduce the strain is to have a strategic plan and list before heading out. Another tip is to take advantage of online shopping and even the free shipping many companies now offer. Break up long travel trips The best part of the holidays is getting together with family and friends. My advice is to break up long trips into smaller ones, and use your break time to stretch, loosen your joints, and pump the blood from your legs throughout. Not only can this help your pain, but also decrease risk of dangerous blood clots. Mental Rest & Relaxation All the shopping for gifts, cooking and traveling can be hectic, which can increase stress levels. Elevated stress can aggravate existing chronic pain. Whether it is reading a good book, getting a massage at the spa, or just relaxing in a hot bath, remember to take time to yourself. Indulge All in all, this is still a wonderful time of the year, so please, indulge and Enjoy the delicious taste of good home cooking, laugh with your loved ones, smell the festive scents of the season, watch old Christmas movies, and linger in the jubilation of the holidays!

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PARTING THOUGHTS

Leadership

FROM THE INSIDE OUT BEST PRACTICES TO HELP YOU TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR TIME AND LIFE GOING INTO 2019

ARTICLE DEBORAH JOHNSON-

BLAKE AND MONIQUE RUSSELL

LACK OF TIME Leaders who assess perceptions of time use consistently make better decisions and improve processes. To achieve a better work-life balance, use the S.H.O.P. Method: Work Smarter; Be Healthy; Stay Organized and Always Prioritize. Here are some tips to apply the S.H.O.P Method:

+ Keep an essential tools toolbox in your car to solve problems on the go

+ Eat well, exercise, and get a good night’s rest (7-8 hours/night) + Get organized to manage clutter + Put no more than 3-5 major tasks on your to-do list to achieve your goals. LACK OF CONFIDENCE MAKING CLEAR DECISIONS IS SOMETHING MANY LEADERS STRUGGLE TO DO. Even on the best day,

Often disguised as a lack of confidence, unconfident leaders lack clarity.

making a confident decision can be difficult. You may

Leaders with clarity are fulfilled, inspired, acknowledged,

have all the data but still struggle due to a lack of time,

and understood. To achieve clarity, improve self-awareness

money, sleep, confidence, and most importantly, clarity.

and boost emotional intelligence, follow these tips:

+ Know your strengths, weaknesses, goals and values + Work in your strength zone and delegate your weaknesses + Practice self-control in the face of pressure and stress + Know your triggers and coping strategies to maintain a healthy and positive outlook. The fastest way to gain clarity and effectively manage your time is to hire a coach who can help you see the big picture from outside of the frame. Every successful leader uses a coach at some point because coaching provides clarity and great results. If you are ready to take control of your time and life, we highly recommend working with a professional coach. 34

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