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LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2018 PUBLISHER

Kim McClure | Kim.Mcclure@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

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Deron Edmond | Deron.Edmond@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

The Maker Movement

Paula Burchett, Christy Duncan, Gillian Greer, Ashley Hudson, Flavia Teles CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

WHEN YOU THINK OF THE WORD “MAKER,” WHAT COMES TO MIND?

Gillian Greer, Donna Permell, Flavia Teles

A quick Google search offers some ideas: a constructor, a builder, a producer, a designer, an architect, but, in its simplest terms, a person that makes or produces something. In this month's issue, you'll be immersed in articles that focus on just that: makers—people who produce things. You'll see it in the art and artisan goods throughout both these pages and our community. But this concept of makers is more than just the people who create unique works of art, beautiful, handcrafted jewelry, textiles or furniture, or goods you can find throughout local boutiques or on locally-maintained Etsy pages. It's also about a movement of people and ideas—hobbyists, experts and the in-

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between—who form a community that works together and encourages each other to create new products, dream up innovative ideas and produce things

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unique to the Vinings material landscape. With the full support of a community behind you, stay creative—and curious—Vinings. We can't wait to see what you make next.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

FEATURES 12 Live! at the Battery Atlanta has Three Hot Spots Visit these Iconic Concepts for Different Experiences

16 Open House on Crestview Drive With Paula Burchett and Ashley Hudson of Must Have Home

22 Furniture Renaissance The Bird & The Bee

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26 An Artwork’s Hallmark Q&A With Artist Teri Levine

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Hot Spot

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Open House

26 Locals Only 28 Healthy Lifestyle 30 Lifestyle Calendar 32 Realty Report 34 Parting Thoughts


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Christmas at Brawner Christmas at Brawner Hall was held December 15 and featured holiday treats, hay "sleigh" rides, children's activities, Dickens carolers, a Christmas movie and visits with Santa. Admission was one new or gently-used coat, and the event collected approximately 150 coats that were donated to the Smyrna location of MUST Ministries.

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1. Volunteers Diamond Green and Deja Franklin work the Make-Your-Own-S’mores booth. | 2. Isabelle Brewton works on crafts with an attendee. | 3. Dickens Carolers performed all evening | 4. A hay ride took guests around the park. | 5. Santa with the Christmas Bear & Gingerbread Man | 6. Volunteer Adam Fincher and a new friend enjoy conversation and cocoa. | 7. Volunteer Alexandra Fincher is ready for cookie decorating. | 8. Aziza Parland of Blowit Up Production twists balloons for attendees. | 9. The movie, “A Christmas Story,” was moved indoors. 8

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The Reed House Announcing Smyrna’s newest event venue: The Reed House, 3080 Atlanta Road. The house sits on 3.6 acres of landscaped property. At more than 4,500 square feet, the stunning two-story home is considered to be a combination of Queen Anne and Arts and Crafts styles of architecture. PHOTOGRAPHY BY PEDRO JESUS.

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AROUND TOWN

COBB CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT

Mason is an Atlanta native and an active member of the Cobb County community including

The Cobb Chamber of Commerce board of

serving on the MUST Ministries board of direc-

directors has named Sharon Mason as president

tors, as Marietta Rotary Foundation director in

and CEO. Mason has 15 years of chamber experi-

2015-16 and as past president of Friends for the

ence and previously served as the chief operating

East Cobb Park, to name a few. She also is active

officer. As a part of her long-standing career with

in the region including currently serving on the

the chamber, Mason led the organization's five-year

executive committee for the Regional Business

strategic planning process, has increased engage-

Coalition and the Atlanta Regional Commission’s

ment among chamber members and helped to

strategic planning steering committee, and she is

raise more than $3 million for Cobb’s Competitive

presently in Leadership Atlanta. She is a gradu-

EDGE, which has led to more than 22,000 new jobs

ate of Leadership Cobb, Honorary Commanders,

and $2.5 billion in new private investments in Cobb.

Regional Leadership Institute, Chamber Institute

Mason succeeds David Connell, who is retiring

for Organizational Management and is active in

after seven years leading the chamber.

their alumni associations. Mason has a bachelor’s

“Sharon Mason is the right person for the job,”

degree from Samford University in Birmingham,

Gary Bottoms, chair of the Cobb Chamber board of

Alabama. In addition to the Cobb Chamber, Mason

directors and president of The Bottoms Group LLC,

also has worked for the Birmingham Regional

said. “She inherits a strong chamber and engaged

Chamber of Commerce and the American Cancer

business community. Over the years, she has worked

Society. She lives in Cobb County with her hus-

closely with David Connell to create a national repu-

band and daughter. They are active at North Point

tation for Cobb County and deliver creative solutions

Community Church.

to recruit and retain businesses. We are grateful for David’s leadership and his contribution to the growth of our county, and we are excited to embrace Sharon Mason’s vision for the future.” The national search began in August and was led by a 10-member selection committee.

LOVE IS ALL AROUND As Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love and romance. Whether you are looking for love or already in love, there are plenty of events to enjoy in February. Here are some of our favorites.

“We had a large pool of highly-qualified candi-

Meet Your Other Half: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. February 2,

dates to consider for this position,” Rob Garcia, who

Hudson Grille Sandy Springs. Complimentary food,

chaired the selection committee, said. “Sharon Mason

mingling with some of the finest like-minded pro-

impressed us with her knowledge and experience in

fessionals, ages 25-40, private bar, music.

Cobb County and the region. We believe she can lead

Best of Atlanta Valentines Day Edition: 8 p.m. February

the organization to new heights by enhancing the

14, Laughing Skull Atlanta. Ten comedians each doing

chamber’s culture of service, strategy and innovation.”

their best 10 minutes of material. Two-drink minimum.

“I am excited and honored to accept the role of president and CEO of the Cobb Chamber,” Mason said. “I

Chinua Hawk: 7:30 p.m. February 14, at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. Soul/pop/R&B singer-songwriter.

know as a business community we can achieve great

Tease Tuesday  Burlesque: Hearts & Heart

things by working together to advance a vibrant econ-

Breakers: 9 p.m. February 14, Red Light Café,

omy. It is important that we continue to offer programs

Atlanta. Ten amazing acts—burlesque, singers,

and services that are beneficial to our members, while

acrobats, jugglers, aerialists—for only $10.

also addressing the education, workforce and business

Opera at the Mansion: 6 p.m. February 14,

climate needs of our community. The chamber will

The Wimbush House, Atlanta. Enjoy a glass of

continue to be a leader, ensuring that Cobb County

Champagne and the dreamy sights, sounds and

remains a great place to live and work.”

feelings of Orchestra Noir’s Opera at the Mansion.

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HOT SPOT

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LIVE! at the Battery Atlanta includes 30,000 square feet of space featuring three iconic concepts that extend into the Battery plazas for larger festivals and events. Live! at the Battery Atlanta is designed by the internationally acclaimed Jeffrey Beers and Associates  and features three venues: Sports & Social, Todd English Tavern and PBR Atlanta. SPORTS & SOCIAL Sports & Social is a one-of-a-kind sports bar, gaming parlor and social lounge in Atlanta. The two-level space features a 30-foot diagonal high-definition LED screen as a backdrop for social games and activities throughout the venue. Equipped with skeeball, table tennis, shufflepuck, air hockey and a golf simulator, Sports & Social also serves an eclectic menu with plates for sharing, beer and a well-appointed cocktail menu.  PBR ATLANTA Cowboy cool meets urban chic. PBR features its own unique, high-quality design, but with shared attractions including a stage for live music, a large dance floor, a soft seating lounge area, a relaxed outdoor patio, multiple bars and the world’s meanest mechanical bull as a showpiece element to the club. PBR has rapidly become every urban cowboy and cowgirl’s nighttime oasis. TODD ENGLISH TAVERN Todd English Tavern showcases a modern take on Southern and international food. The tavern’s staples have a Southern heritage with an international influence. Chef English’s creative twist on tavern favorites brings new and surprising elements to tantalize the modern palette. This homecoming for  English, who spent much of his youth living in Atlanta, is a celebration of his roots and heritage, with a timeless and playful exploration

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OPEN HOUSE

open house on Crestview Drive DINING ROOM: We created a cozy dining nook by placing a settee flush with the wall, allowing diners a full view of both the family room and kitchen during their meal.

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GUEST BATH: We chose a bold accent tile to create warmth and draw attention to the home's additional bathroom, perfect to use as a guest powder room. AS A GOAL IN EACH OF OUR HOUSES, WE STRIVE TO CREATE WARMTH. For example, if, during an open house, we overhear a potential buyer's comment regarding how inviting the home is, we secretly give each other a congratulatory high-five. Comments such as these tell us that we have achieved our goal for that particular project: to create a warm and inviting space that is comfortable, yet polished. We strive to create properties that allow potential homeowners to picture themselves living and thriving in the space. In essence, our design and staging work invites each person to view the house as their home. A primary example is the kitchen backsplash featured here. We specifically chose to utilize the counter-to-ceiling white and blue Moroccan-style tile as we knew it would create a unique feature wall that would set this home apart from others with a similar footprint. The tile is complemented by the exposed wood shelving on either side of the vent hood, inviting buyers to imagine the endless styling possibilities using their own kitchen décor.  For more information on Must Have Home, visit Must-Have-Home.com.

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MASTER BEDROOM: Staged with rich velvet and gorgeous lighting, this master is truly a retreat. OPEN-CONCEPT SPACE: The dining nook connects the kitchen to the family room, creating a natural flow throughout the main floor.

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EXPOSED SHELVING: Choosing simple, yet elegant decor pieces truly elevates the backsplash tile and highlights the clean lines of the exposed shelving.

PEEK INTO THE DEN: The kitchen flows seamlessly into the den, separated only by a floating pantry wall.

KITCHEN: Notice how the exposed shelving complements the counter-to-ceiling backsplash tile.

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SINCE 2012, BETSY DIGORGIO HAS BEEN

what I did. We got off to a rocky start getting

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that was handed down from family members; I’d strip the paint and restain them. I had so many pieces in my house that could easily be transformed! Then, I worked part time for a guy who was refinishing furniture out of his garage. One day I decided I wanted to own a DIY boutique and instruction studio, and that’s February 2018 | Vinings Lifestyle

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“This is such a creative outlet, and I love to help people take their outdated furniture and make it pretty! I love when we walk away, and somebody is just thrilled with something we’ve done.”

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Q&A W I T H A RT I S T TERI LEVINE

For Levine’s fine paintings, 100 percent silk scarves and more, visit TeriLevineArtAndDesign.com Contact her at 404.664.4277 or terilevinefinearts@gmail.com.

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DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?

EXPERIENCES AND INSIGHTS ON BEING AN ACCOMPLISHED ARTIST.

I'd describe it as bold, contemporary, colorful and interpretive, with an expressionist-cubist feel. I do a lot of figures, couples, women, shapes and foliage. As a colorist, I’m big on warm colors, like oranges and reds. My style has evolved over time from when I first started painting about 25 years ago. I used to do a lot of realism—very intricate animals and feathers. Since then, I loosened up, and now I do more abstract work. Acrylic is my medium of choice. WHAT WERE THE MAIN INFLUENCES THAT SHAPED YOUR FORMATIVE YEARS WHILE STUDYING ART? I wasn’t an MFA major; I started as self-taught. My brother was unfortunately killed in a car accident when he was 36 years old, and one of the ways that I dealt with that grief was through painting. It started as a way to express my emotions. One of my earlier influences was Bob Ross, and many of my earlier works were patterned after him, as I used his earthy-toned colors and learned about composition. Eventually, I got more confident on my own style. I love Picasso’s work, and I got a lot of inspiration from a child prodigy Romanian artist named Nechita.

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DOES YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IN PSYCHOLOGY RELATE CONCEPTUALLY TO YOUR WORK AS AN ARTIST? That's an interesting question because I think there’s psychology in every field. At one point I was thinking about being an art therapist and combining both. I ended up not going on that track. There’s an overlap, as both can be intuitive. Psychology deals with human behavior, and art is more conceptual. If someone is painting very dark themes, one wonders if they’re going through something. There’s no judgment of good or bad. It just is what it is. You’re happier when you’re true to yourself. YOUR EXTENSIVE CAREER INCLUDES MANY MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ABROAD. TELL US ABOUT LOCAL ART INSTITUTIONS SHOWCASING YOUR WORK. I recently did a show at the Atlanta Artists Center in Buckhead. It was an honor having them pick my paintings to be showcased there. I’ve been featured at several museums in Marietta, at the Defoor Centre and HomeGrown Decatur. Now I have an online store, comprising of my artworks and fashion accessories—my art has been infused on the accessories. I’m also in several boutiques in Dawsonville and Alpharetta. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING ON NEXT? I’m working on a mother and son. I also have in mind more dancing scenes. I’ve done already some musical pieces that did very well in Nashville. But lately, I’ve been busy with a graphic design program. The hallmark of a good artwork is when your eyes circulate from a starting to a finishing point. WHAT WORDS OF WISDOM CAN YOU IMPART TO ASPIRING LOCAL ARTISTS? Create your own success. Go out there and knock on doors, meet people, network with other artists, go to openings and festivals  and get in the scene. Join art organizations and talk to gallery owners. Take classes at places like the Spruill Center, Woodruff, Callanwolde, Chastain and Abernathy, among others. There are so many places to take classes if you need to refresh your skills. Start locally, then open your horizons to expand. February 2018 | Vinings Lifestyle

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

RECLAIMING SPEECH

passion IS MY

EMILY RUNYON, WELLSTAR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

“I LOVE MY JOB. I’ve known I wanted to work in speech pathology since high school. My best days with patients are when I can see they’re as excited about their growth as I am. Knowing that their life has improved since we started working together is the most rewarding part.” People most commonly associate speech pathologists with children’s articulation disorders, but we treat patients of all ages with language delays, memory loss, brain injuries and degenerative diseases. We often work with patients who have had strokes and lost the ability to speak.  With my patients, education is one of the most important parts of the process. I explain to each patient what is happening with their body and what should be happening. From motor movements of people’s mouths to awareness deficits in everyday life, we work together to regain patients’ cognitive and language-based skills.    TIPS TO PREVENT MEMORY LOSS 1. Avoid distractions such as your phone when you know you will need to remember something. If you don’t pay attention to

EMILY RUNYON, WELLSTAR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST + Undergraduate and graduate school: Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina  + Grew up in Hartwell, Georgia + Moved here with her husband and 1-year-old son in 2017 + Loves the mountains

the information, you’re not going to remember it. 2. To remember details, write things down. Then repeat them to yourself. Writing and repeating are two of the best ways to reinforce important information. 3. Cognitive maintenance is important. Things become automatic once you do them several times, so try something new every day to keep the muscles in your brain healthy and strong. WellStar OrthoSport, Vinings Health Park, 4441 Atlanta Road SE, Smyrna, GA 30080. 470.956.0415 and WellStar.org. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 770.956.STAR (7827). 28

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“I love my job. I’ve known I wanted to work in speech pathology since high school. My best days with patients are when I can see they’re as excited about their growth as I am. Knowing that their life has improved since we started working together is the most rewarding part.”


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F E B R U A RY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

2-4 & 9-10 ATLANTA BALLET PRESENTS "DON QUIXOTE"

the power of true love! 7 p.m. February 8 and 2 p.m. February 9 and 10. AtlantaBallet.com

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THE SAM COOKE EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY BLAKE VISION ENTERTAINMENT

lavish staging, choreographer Yuri

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION

Singer Markell Williams pays hom-

Possokhov’s "Don Quixote" blends ex-

Live! at the Battery

age to legendary crooner Sam

quisite dancing with an often humor-

Mardi Gras 2018 will be a celebra-

Cooke with a soulful revue that cel-

ous swashbuckling tale. Travel with the

tion of dance, color, lights and mu-

ebrates his life and timeless music.

man of La Mancha across the Spanish

sic. Live! will be bringing the energy

Bridging gospel and soul, Cooke

countryside as he battles imaginary

of the French Quarter to the Bat-

inspired generations with classics

dragons, saves damsels in distress and

tery. Parade activities to take place

like "You Send Me," "Cupid" and

encounters a colorful cast of characters

throughout the Battery. Chef Jimmy

"Chain Gang." Audiences will hear

along the way. AtlantaBallet.com

Reyes will be creating a Cajun menu

singles like " Twistin’ the Night

takeover. Live! will also be placing a

Away," "Another Saturday Night"

stage over the bar for a live jazz band

and Cooke’s stunning signature

for the evening. 21+

song, "A Change Is Gonna Come."

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

A classic ballet story loved by audiences for its dramatic score and

MONDAYS, FEB 5-MAR 12 SMYRNA, GEORGIA: AN EPISODIC HISTORY

Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre

8 p.m. EarlSmithStrand.org

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Vinings Health Park

A VERY VEGAS VALENTINE

Each lecture in this six-week series will

This class is taught by a cardiac

Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre

address two broad themes, with a half

nurse, exercise physiologist and reg-

Hometown girl and Las Vegas

hour devoted to each. The series will

istered dietician. They review risk fac-

headlining singer Laura Wright  re-

begin on February 5 and conclude on

tor modification, exercise for a healthy

turns to Marietta with her fiance and

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8, 10 & 11

MUSEUM MICE TOUR– ETTA’S FAVORITE COLORS

ATLANTA BALLET 2 PRESENTS "BEAUTY & THE BEAST"

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adventure, unlikely friendships and

Marietta Museum of History

self to a night out celebrating you, and come join Anthony and Laura because sometimes what happens in Vegas … comes to Marietta! 8 p.m. EarlSmithStrand.org

Held the second Wednesday of every month, children ages 3 to 5 years

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can experience history through basic

Fall in love with this celebrated fairy

concepts such as colors, shapes and

tale all over again with a one-hour

counting. Tours are limited in size; call

BLOCK PARTY

production designed  for younger

770.794.5710 to register. The cost is $5

Smyrna Public Library

audience members, children ages 12

per family—one adult and up to three

Help your little one develop spa-

and under. Your family will be mes-

children. Additional adults and chil-

tial

merized by this enchanting tale of

dren are $5 each.

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stimulation of playing with blocks. Each month will have a different type of block available to keep your little one engaged. Designed for children aged 0-24 months. Held the third Tuesday of each month. 10:30 a.m. SmyrnaCity.com

24 & 27, MAR 2 & 4 "THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT" Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

The Atlanta Opera presents "The Daughter of the Regiment." Marie is a spirited and charming tomboy, adopted and raised by a French army regiment, and she has fallen in love with the handsome Tonio. When she receives new information about her identity, she must decide whether to follow her place in society or follow her heart. AtlantaOpera.org

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Make and take crafts for all ages at Crafternoon, held at 4 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month. SmyrnaCity.com

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REALTY REPORT

VININGS

REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Pace View

$1,097,900

$1,030,000

94%

109

4

5

Vinings Heights

$849,000

$925,950

109%

1

5

4

Cochise

$775,000

$720,000

93%

9

4

4

Park View Village

$692,500

$688,800

99%

179

5

4

Highpointe at Vinings

$653,783

$648,000

99%

80

4

5

Stonecrest Manor

$649,900

$625,000

96%

63

4

4

The Preserve at Vinings Walk

$625,000

$620,000

99%

207

4

5

Collier Place

$649,000

$618,500

95%

78

4

5

Spring Haven at Williams Park

$619,900

$614,900

99%

19

5

4

Highpointe at Vinings

$580,385

$580,385

100%

380

5

4

Estates at Ellis Wade

$599,900

$579,900

97%

90

5

4

The Battery on Paces Ferry

$609,000

$570,000

94%

65

3

4

Concord Lake Village

$539,000

$525,000

97%

17

4

4

Park at Paces Ferry

$529,485

$522,275

99%

86

3

4

Vinings Glen

$520,000

$510,000

98%

83

5

5

Spring Hill At Vinings

$508,000

$508,000

100%

19

5

4

Forest Hills

$515,000

$494,000

96%

48

4

4

Heritage At Vinings

$499,000

$486,000

97%

8

4

3

King Valley at Vinings

$475,000

$480,000

101%

4

6

5

One Vinings Mountain

$495,000

$475,000

96%

51

2

3

Williams Park

$475,000

$470,000

99%

55

5

3

Smyrna Grove

$485,989

$465,989

96%

53

4

4

Paces High Park

$469,000

$463,000

99%

4

4

5

Information compiled from First Multiple Listing Service and Georgia Multiple Listing Service from dates of 12/1/17 - 12/31/17. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not a complete list of all activity. *DOM=Days on Market

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PARTING THOUGHTS

LOOKING BACK ON A CAREER WITH THE VININGS HISTORIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY

I LOVE MY MAYBERRY-ESQUE VILLAGE ARTICLE GILLIAN GREER

2018 IS HERE, AND I HAVE MUCH TO REFLECT ON AS I EMBARK ON PERHAPS THE MOST EXCITING CHAPTER OF MY LIFE: RETIREMENT! Visions of cruises, beaches and family vacations dance in my head!  Eleven years ago, when I walked into The Yarbrough House that serves as headquarters of the Vinings Historic Preservation Society to apply for the position of executive  director, little did I know what an exciting time was in store for me.  My passion for our Mayberryesque village quickly grew as did my desire to preserve the vital history of the area.  The list of accomplishments made by VHPS during my tenure is quite lengthy, but one of our most major accomplishments was succeeding in having The Pace House listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We later ran a successful $250,000 capital campaign that resulted in the major preservation of The Pace House, Old Pavilion and Yarbrough House. Thank you all for your support as nothing is possible without it. Most of all, thank you for the many friendships and precious memories you have all given me to cherish. I look forward to seeing you all around the ‘hood!

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Spring clean your home. Taking the time to do a deep cleaning on your home will pay off (and will make it really nice for you to live there in the meantime!) - Clean your windows. | - Consider a fresh coat of paint. - Have your carpets cleaned. | - Replace the furnace filter.

Spruce up your landscaping. For photos, showings, and open house events you will want the yard to look easy to maintain and appealing. - Mow the lawn. | - Plant some new annuals. - Trim bushes and trees and lay down some fresh mulch. - Don’t forget about the backyard! Tidy it up, power-wash the deck or patio and re-paint the patio furniture if needed.

Start packing. You’re going to move, so this is a great time to get a head-start on filling some moving boxes. - Pack your winter clothes away so closets have more space. - Sell or donate any furniture that you don’t want to move. - Pack your cherished personal and valuable items and store them until you move. - Stage shelves and cupboards.

Incorporate fresh colors. - Buy new bedding and pillows that you will enjoy in your new house, too. - Replace heavy drapes with light curtains. - Add some pops of color by painting some older furniture, or bring in some fun new accessories or art. - Replace towels, shower curtains and bath rugs.

Do all of the odd little (or big) repairs you’ve been putting off. - Check for leaky faucets and pipes. | - Tighten handrails. - Replace burnt-out lightbulbs | - Repair or replace torn window screens

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Vinings, GA February 2018  

February 2018 Issue of Vinings Lifestyle

Vinings, GA February 2018  

February 2018 Issue of Vinings Lifestyle