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Lifestyle Letter

Welcome to Spring!

W

hen we think about the spring season, we think about many things. We think about beautiful blooming flowers and freshly cut grass. About the warmer weather, longer days and the beautiful melodies of songbirds back from their winter migrations. When we think of spring, we think about renewal and freshness. And that’s what we were thinking about when we were putting together this spring farm-to-table issue of Vinings Lifestyle. We were thinking about perusing the Marietta Square Farmers Market and finding the best in-season produce—apricots, asparagus, broccoli, honeydew, oranges, pineapple and strawberries, to name a few. Photo: Donna Permell, PrimePhocus.com

We were thinking about honey, about edible flowers to bring the beautiful colors of spring to your table, about refreshing spring looks and about all the locally sourced goods this season has to offer. So as you make your way around Vinings/Smyrna this season, breathe in a plethora of fresh air. Enjoy the sun’s warmth, the clouds’ showers, the bustling of people and the rejuvenation spring brings after a long winter. Festival season is also upon us. There is no need to search the internet for dates, we’ve put together a 2017 list of festivals so you can start making plans now. May you find the contents of these pages as renewing and refreshing as we find this time of year.

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Departments 8

Good Times

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Around Town

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Trend Setter

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Road Trip

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Local Limelight

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Local’s Choice

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Realty Report

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Parting Thoughts

12 Beautycounter

A Beauty Company Devoted to Progress

18 Market Fresh

A Saturday at Marietta Square Farmers Market

34 Ray’s on the River

Wildflower Salad

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Good Times

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

COBB POLICE CHIEF JOHN HOUSER RETIRED Cobb County Police Chief John Houser retired on January 27. He served as Cobb’s police chief since 2010 and in the Cobb County

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Trend Setter

BEAUT Y COUNTER A BEAUTY COMPANY DEVOTED TO PROGRESS ARTICLE CANDICE MCCOY

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eautycounter will be turning only 3  years old on

selection process in the beauty industry, Beautycounter

March 3, but the company has already made  an

was able to create a lengthening mascara that is safer

impact in the cosmetic industry. Although not required

but still creates long lashes. With 100 women a part of the

by U.S. law to do so, the beauty brand has banned over

campaign, it was the largest professional beauty shoot

1,500 questionable and harmful ingredients that can be

ever. The nine-week partnership gave them the ability to

linked to cancer, hormone disruption, asthma, organ tox-

get their message heard by 65 million Target customers.

icity, infertility and more. The benefit corporation believes

Beautycounter

also

offers

for

the order of service is as follows: people first, planet sec-

men, babies and full-body products for the entire family.

ond and profits last. By always putting the people first,

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Beautycounter remains committed to health and safety.

want to be a part of the movement. With over 30,000

The United States has only banned 11 chemicals in

jobs, Beautycounter has given women the opportunity

product formulas and has not passed a law to regulate

to educate, mentor and coach those who are affected

the safety of products since 1938. With over 80,000

by the laws, or lack thereof, in the cosmetic industry.

chemicals in the market today, many have not been

If you do not know where to start when choosing

tested. The average woman uses at least 12 products a

healthier products, Beautycounter’s best-sellers are

day. However, most are unaware of the toxins that can

charcoal bars, face oils, masks and mascara. Not

be found in the products they use. To educate people on

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what they are putting on their bodies and, therefore, into

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Beautycounter’s mission is to simply “get safer

consultants to Washington, D.C., to lobby for cosmetic

products in the hands of everyone.” To prove this to

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their site that includes questionable or harmful chemi-

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hold a hearing about cosmetic reform, Beautycounter

nies but have been banned by Beautycounter. Aside

also was able to land a partnership with Target where

from their list of harmful products, you also will be able

they held the campaign 100 Lashes. The campaign was

to find an ingredients glossary to use  as a guide to

created to prove that it was possible to create a safer,

deciphering the labels. Beautycounter is determined

high-performing mascara. Creating the most rigorous

to change the beauty industry for the better.

If you would like to limit your toxins by switching brands, visit Beautycounter.com.

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Using Beautycounter Angled Blush Brush, apply Beautycounter Color Sweep Blush Duo in Flamingo/Apricot along the contour of your cheeks. Smile, then apply to the apples. Be sure to blend. 

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Apply Beautycounter Lip Gloss in Sienna across the upper and lower lips then press them together. 

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Road Trip March 4

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MUSIC MIDTOWN IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST AND MOST ANTICIPATED MUSIC FESTIVAL ALL YEAR, AND THIS YEAR WILL LIKELY BE NO EXCEPTION. NATIONALLY KNOWN MUSIC GROUPS AND REGIONAL ACTS WILL PERFORM FOR TWO DAYS OF MUSIC, FOOD AND FUN. SOME PAST ACTS HAVE BEEN PEARL JAM AND FOO FIGHTERS. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE FOR THE COMPLETE LINEUP OF GROUPS AND SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES, AS WELL AS TICKET  INFORMATION, FOOD COURT VENDORS AND A MAP OF WHERE EVERYTHING WILL BE HAPPENING. MUSICMIDTOWN.COM.

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M A RK ET A Saturday at Marietta Square Farmers Market

FRESH ARTICLE GRISELLE RODRIGUEZ PHOTOGRAPHY GRISELLE RODRIGUEZ AND MONICA NWAIGWE

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T

he great thing about spring is that it inspires us to venture outside. Whether to play catch at the park or to dine alfresco, spring is also a great time to check out your local farmers market.

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Scone & Lamb Sandwich SCONE AND LAMB SANDWICH

• 10-15 Seven Sisters fig and goat cheese scones • 1 (3 to 4 pound) leg of lamb • 6 cloves garlic • 1 tablespoon ground rosemary • 1 tablespoon kosher salt • 1 tablespoon pepper 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 2. With the point of a knife make small slits, about 1-inch deep, in the fat side of the roast. In each slit, stuff 1/2 clove of garlic. 3. Rub the rosemary, salt and pepper over the roast. Place the roast over a bed of mirepoix or in a roasting rack. Cook for 30 minutes. 4. Lower the heat to 250 degrees. Continue cooking until internal temperature reaches 150 degrees, about another 1 1/2 to 2 hours. 5. Remove from heat and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve as an open-faced sandwich with two slices of lamb with Dijon mustard. (Full recipe: FoodNetwork.com)

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I wanted pasta for my dinner menu, so a fellow shopper recommended I stop by Mary Alicia’s Artisan Pasta, where the pasta is made fresh to order and features ancient grains like farro. With its selection ranging from spinach to golden butternut squash pasta, the lemon artichoke pasta is its standout star. It is tart, refreshing and light, which is perfect to eat on a cool evening. Mary Alicia’s also sells ravioli and sauces for all pasta needs, and owner Mary Blanford will happily make pairing suggestions if you need one. Mary Alicia’s is a market favorite, often selling out early, so it’s a good idea to visit this stand first. Visit the shop online at Facebook.com.

Andouille Sausage Corn ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE CORN FRITTERS Fritters • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 1 tablespoon baking powder • Pinch cayenne • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika • 1 teaspoon kosher salt • Pinch cracked black pepper • 1/4 cup sugar • 1/2 cup finely diced Sausage World Cajun andouille sausage • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed • 2 eggs • 1 cup whole milk • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves • 1/2 cup butter, melted • 3 tablespoons canola oil 1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cayenne, paprika, salt, pepper and sugar. 2. Add the sausage, corn, eggs, milk and thyme. Stir in the melted

Easy Goat Cheese with Greens

butter and combine well. 3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the canola oil and evenly coat the pan. Ladle 2 to 3 ounces of batter into the pan and shape into a mini pancake. 4. Repeat to fill the pan. Cook for two minutes before flipping and

EASY GOAT CHEESE WITH GREENS

cooking the other side. Repeat with remaining batter. 5. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.

• Mary Alicia's pasta of choice

(Full recipe: FoodNetwork.com)

• 2 handfuls of greens of choice (spinach, kale, collard, turnip, etc.) • Goat cheese (flavored or unflavored) Take a couple handfuls of chopped greens and add them to your pasta water for the last four minutes of cooking. Before draining the pasta, save 1/4 cup of water from the pasta. Drain the pasta with the greens in it. Mix the reserved water, and about 1 ounce of cheese per person. Mix well. (Full recipe: MaryAlicias.Wordpress.com)

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I was nearing the end of the market when my nose led me to the smoky grill of Sausage World, Inc. The small butcher shop run out of Lilburn is a market staple—and for good reason. At first, the selection of meats can be intimidating, and your decision may get more difficult after each sample, but the all-around favorites are the Dracula and Cajun andouille sausages. The Dracula sausage, which is available in pork and chicken, is savory and has the perfect amount of fat to keep the sausage (particularly the chicken) from drying out. The andouille is spicy and smoked. I bought several for dinner that night, feeling like I struck gold. For shop info and delivCONTINUED > eries, visit SausageWorldInc.com. 


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WO R L D CHILDREN’S CENTER ARTICLE KIM MCCLURE

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ful fundraising campaign at World Vision. As the national vice president of development and philanthropy with World Vision for over 17 years, Clause oversaw all of the organization's major fundraising activities in the United States. Clause moved to Atlanta in 2016 and now

Map of The World Children's Center campus.

serves as the executive director of the World Children’s Center. The center is a 720-acre,

center, educational programs and facilities will

system the past three years in Georgia makes

four-phase master-planned community situ-

provide a comprehensive learning environment,

the World Children’s Center necessary.

ated 40 minutes outside of Atlanta in Haralson

supplemented by recreational facilities; an art

County, Georgia. It is currently being devel-

and music center; a pediatric clinic; an interna-

developed through the careful study of

oped to serve underserved children.

tional humanitarian development and training

the operations and best practices of the

center; and a food and clothing distribution

renowned Milton Hershey School in Hershey,

center in addition to other planned amenities.

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March MARCH 8 MARIETTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY-

MARCH 21 EIGHTH VININGS BUSINESS EXPO HOTEL INDIGO ATLANTA-VININGS The Eighth VBA Business Expo will be held at Hotel Indigo Atlanta Vinings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The 2017 event is for both members and nonmembers and companies that want to promote and showcase their business and upcoming events. The expo will feature 30-plus exhibitors with drawings, door prizes, free food samples, cash bar and more. ViningsBusiness.com

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MARIETTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY

WINE TASTING

Based on programs by the Smithsonian Institute’s Early Enrich-

WINE MARKET, MARIETTA

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The Wine Market invites local wine connoisseurs to come and try

5 and their parents to introduce toddlers to history through very

some great tasting wines in a casual environment. Let your palate run

basic concepts like shapes, sounds, games, tools and jobs. Re-

wild and sample the many offerings and varieties of reds and whites.

serve a spot between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday by calling

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres are provided. Donations are given to

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MARCH 24 - 26

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The Cobb Galleria transforms into a one-stop-shop for all your home

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history in a beautiful theatre as it was meant to be seen. The showing

fun. The cost is $35 and proceeds benefit the Marietta Police Ath-

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Smyrna/Vinings Realty Report

Neighborhood

List Price

Sold Price

%Sold/List

DOM*

Bdrms

Baths

Rivers Call

$1,270,000

$1,131,200

89%

104

5

8

Forest Hills

$715,000

$775,510

108%

0

5

4

2000 Paces Ferry

$760,000

$745,000

98%

47

4

4

Stonehaven

$515,000

$540,000

105%

1

4

3

Vinings

$549,900

$524,500

95%

84

4

3

One Ivy Walk

$469,900

$468,000

100%

4

3

5

Towns at Breton Ridge

$449,990

$435,000

97%

103

4

4

Horizon

$449,500

$427,500

93%

86

2

2

Lylebrooke

$428,900

$420,000

98%

43

3

4

Cheney Woods

$425,000

$414,000

97%

13

5

4

Cheney Woods

$445,000

$405,000

91%

169

4

4

Vinings Glen

$455,000

$396,000

87%

30

5

5

Woodland

$400,000

$395,000

99%

107

4

3

Vintage Square

$405,000

$390,000

96%

27

4

5

Brickstone Heights

$395,000

$380,000

96%

25

3

3

Vinings Pointe

$389,000

$380,000

98%

35

4

3

Covered Bridge Crossing

$385,900

$375,000

97%

185

5

4

Olde Vinings Registry

$389,900

$365,000

94%

66

3

3

West Village

$369,000

$362,000

98%

60

4

4

Woodland Brooke

$365,000

$360,000

99%

35

4

3

Woodbridge Crossing

$360,000

$355,000

97%

124

4

3

Vinings Overlook

$355,000

$352,000

99%

25

3

4

Horizon

$355,000

$350,000

99%

79

2

2

West Village

$360,000

$350,000

97%

35

3

3

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Salad

White Balsamic Vinaigrette

4 cups mixed greens

½ cup white balsamic

1 cup wildflowers (fava flowers, arugula

2 tablespoons honey

flowers, pea flowers, honeysuckle)

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup white popped popcorn

¼ cup apple juice

Salad Presentation 1

Pea Puree

Salt and pepper to taste

2

1 cup frozen peas, thawed 1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped

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Place on top of the pea puree in the center of the plate.

Salt and pepper to taste

smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

mixed greens and popcorn.

Place white balsamic, honey, apple juice

3 tablespoons water

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until

the bottom of the plate. In a large bowl, mix flowers,

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Put a ¼ cup of pea puree at

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You generally get more money from a sale of a home with a Realtor, according to the National Association of Realtors.

You don’t pay a Realtor a commission.

A Realtor has access to the multi-listing service where thousands of buyers can look at your home.

Buyers cannot get their homes on the MLS. They have to pay out of pocket to market their home.

A Realtor dedicates their time and energy on selling the home, hosting the open houses, and providing walk-through.

Owners usually have a hard time giving up enough time to show the home to all potential buyers.

NEGOTIATION LEGAL HELP REALTOR

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Realtors become the middleman between buyer’s agents, escrow and title companies.

Owners must do all negotiation themselves.

A Realtor knows the legal ins and outs of a home’s sale.

Buyers who don’t know the legal parts of a home sale could be sued.

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Dan Dadoun, Mortgage Banker 678-905-6396 | dan@silvertonmortgage.com Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. (NMLS 109600) is an Equal Housing Lender. Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc is a licensed mortgage lender: Alabama Consumer Credit License (20528), Georgia Mortgage Lender License (14123), North Carolina Mortgage Lender License (L-111493), South Carolina-BFI Mortgage Lender / Servicer License (MLS109600), Tennessee Mortgage License (109243), Florida Mortgage Lender License (MLD353)

Vinings March 2017  

March 2017 Issue of Vinings Lifestyle

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