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Roswell 2018 Holiday Issue



The most


time of the year! Tis’ the season to propose!

A Wedding Weekend, Roswell-style




2018 marks Roswell Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary performing this classic Christmas tradition. Cover image by Richard Calmes

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Production & Design Claire Murphy Marketing Manager Peyton Callahan Photographers Chris Smith - www.photo-smith.biz Angie Webb - www.angiephotographs.com Contributing Writers Logan Busbee, Laura Miller, Jon Copsey, Beth Ward, Charlton Lepkofer, Danielle Bartling, Heidi Speckhart Columnists Frank Mack - Food & Drink, Culture Rochelle Mucha - The Arts Carrie Qualters - Real Estate Market Theo Keyserling - Style Own a local business? Interested in partnering with Roswell Magazine? Contact us to learn how we can help you position your brand to more effectively reach the Roswell market. Roswell Magazine is published bi-monthly by Local Life Publishing. The opinions expressed by writers and advertisers are not necessarily those of the publishers. We’re human just like you. We will make mistakes. So, please go easy on us when we do. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior consent of the publisher. Sharing articles on social media from our digital publications is permitted and encouraged. www.30075life.com www.locallifepublishing.com Do you LIKE us? Then go public about it. www.facebook.com/roswellmagazine

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Theodora Keyserling We are so thrilled to have our new style columnist! Theo formed Meridian Group Partners in 2010, a national executive search firm, and she recently launched a professional blog, TheOProtocol, short for The Office Protocol, to aid the professional development of women through impression management and style. www.theoprotocol.com, @ theoprotocol

Charlton Lepkofker Charlton is a senior at Fellowship Christian School in Roswell. He is a dedicated student, an really great writer, and a competitive gymnast with Roswell Gymnastics. When not studying, he can be found reading or listening to music. We are excited to have him writing for us! Welcome Charlton!

Frank Mack Frank is our fabulous new Food & Culture columnist. In this issue he writes about an amazing place to meet for coffee or breakfast on Canton Street called Gracious Plenty Bakery & Breakfast. The owner Jasmin impressed Frank with her attitude, service and food, and he couldn’t wait to tell us about it. Frank is also a photographer and artist, as well as owner of Roswell’s favorite shopping spot City Antiques & Interiors.

Beth Ward Beth is a journalist and editor whose work can be found in/on NPR, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta magazine, Creative Nonfiction magazine, The Bitter Southerner, Atlas Obscura, BUST magazine, Diversity in Action magazine and more. She’s also a veteran digital content creator and strategist with some of Atlanta’s best brands.

Danielle Bartling Danielle is a senior pursuing a degree in Journalism and Consumer Economics from Grady College of Mass Communications at the University of Georgia. She assists a few local businesses with content and design, and writes for every issue of Roswell Magazine. We are hoping she will come work for us full-time after graduation!

Laura Miller Laura is a freelance writer from Atlanta who has been scribbling away in her home office since 2012. From community newspapers to national publications, Laura enjoys writing features, reviews, profiles, or good old-fashioned opinion pieces. When she’s not writing, she can be found cooking, traveling, or hanging out with her new husband and 3 dogs. www.omniawriting.com.

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inside HOLIDAY 2018 ISSUE



Thanksgiving | Hanukkah | Christmas | New Years Eve p8

About Us


Roswell’s Wreaths Across America


Publisher’s Letter


Senior Profile: Dot Heuslein


Christmas Faith


Tis the Season for Engagement Rings


Hanukkah Latke Recipe


A Real Roswell Wedding


Holiday Calendar of Events


Mittie Bulloch’s Wedding Story


(Good) Gracious Plenty Bakery & Breakfast


New Developments


The Nutcracker - Roswell Dance Theatre


Vickers in Historic Roswell


Cast & Crew of 2018 Nutcracker


Becoming Arts Advocates


Family Fun Day at CNC


Senior Profile: Laureen Johnson


PURE Taqueria - Housemade Corn Tortillas


Getaway: Barnsley Resort


Gypsy Rose Music


Shop Local First


Live Music Calendar - Restaurants


Think Outside the Big Box Store


Selling Your Home in December


Taking Nominations for 2019 40U Contest


Real Estate Market Update


Thanksgiving: Butternut Squash Bruschetta


How to Charcuterie


Make up Tips for Winter


Style: Managing Impressions


Seasonally Savory Margaritas

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YOU HAVE IN YOUR HANDS (or on your screens) the biggest issue of Roswell Magazine to date. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we want to express so much gratitude to our sponsors, advertisers, partners and readers for supporting our mission to provide our community with an upscale print and digital magazine devoted entirely to Roswell! We are a small, local business, too, so every bit of support we get inspires us to keep doing what we’re doing - and trying to do it even better! There is way too much in this issue to mention it all here, but some of the highlights include a feature about how PURE Taqueria is now making their corn tortillas in house, a story about the brains behind the new live music venue opening soon Gypsy Rose, the most robust comprehensive calendar of Roswell’s holiday events on the planet, a sweet piece detailing the wedding weekend of one of Roswell’s favorite couples, our take on why Roswell is so appealing to upscale residential developers, and a ton of ideas for you to shop local this year for your Hanukkah and Christmas gifts (please!). I know we say this every year, but if we each made the commitment to shop local - rather than from big box stores - this season, then we could lift up our local economy in exciting ways! Our cover story fills everybody in on the 30th Anniversary performance of Roswell Dance Theatre’s “The Nutcracker,” where you can find the backstory, performance times and a list of over 300 local cast and crew! My prayer is that each of you reading this will have a truly memorable Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, as well as a very, very merry, happy, joyful, fabulous, spiritual, peace-filled Christmas. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year to live in Roswell. We’re still having fun connecting with all of you on Facebook, but I’ve recently joined Instagram - woo hoo! So please give me some love over on IG @roswellmagazine. And don’t miss checking out page 15 for info on nominating a 40&under local person for our 2019 contest! Deadline is January 31, 2019. www.30075life.com/40 #givelocal


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www.northminster-atl.org Sundays of Advent - Worship w/ Communion Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 | 9am and 11:15am services

Sunday, Dec. 16th - BIG Music Sunday 9am - Service | 10am - Pancake Breakfast | 11:15am - Service

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ACCORDING TO “Best Places,” 62% of Roswell residents claim they have a religious affiliation, compared to just 52% in the state of Georgia. The holidays are a special time for our Faith community to collaborate and celebrate. Many who normally wouldn’t attend Mass or worship services regularly often do so in December. Pews are filed at over forty churches and houses of whorship in Roswell this time of year. Christmas in Roswell is a sacred time - sure there are plenty of fun and Santa-y things to do, but we never truly lose sight of the real meaning of Christmas - God becoming human and saving us from ourselves.

Roswell Churches and Houses of Worship Atlanta Street Baptist | www.asbcroswell.org Bridge to Grace | www.b2gcc.org Church of the Savior | www.cosucc.org Christ United Methodist | www.christchurchumc.org Congregation Beth Hallel | www.bethhallel.org Cross of Life Lutheran | www.crossoflifelutheran.org Crosspointe Community www.crosspointeonline.org Eagle’s Nest Church | www.eaglesnestchurch.org Fellowship Bible Church | www.fellowshiproswell.org First Baptist Church Roswell | www.fbroswell.org First Church of Christ, Scientist | www.christianscienceroswell.com Journey Christian | www.journeyroswell.org Lebanon Baptist Church | www.lbcroswell.org North River Baptist | www.northriver.org Northbrook UMC | www.northbrookumc.com Northminster Prespyterian | www.northminster-atl.org Northside Church | www.gonorthside.com Northside Church of Christ | www.nschurchofchrist.org Northview Church of Christ | www.northviewchurchinatlanta.com 16 | November/December 2018

Pleasant Hill MBC | wwwpleasanthillmbc.org Roswell Assembly | www.roswellag.org Roswell Church of Christ | www.simplychristians.org Roswell Community | www.roswellchurch.com Roswell Community Masjid | www.roswellmasjid.org Roswell Presbyterian | www.roswellpres.org Roswell United Methodist | www.rumc.com Saint David’s Episcopal | www.stdavidchurch.org St. Andrew Catholic | www.standrewcatholic.org St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox | www.stmaryofegypt.org St. Michael’s Catholic Church | (770) 992-8171 Tridentine (traditional) Mass St. Peter Chanel Catholic | www.stpeterchanel.org St. Peter’s Place Anglican | www.stpetersplace.org Tapestry Community | www.tapestryonline.org Temple Beth Tikvah | www.bethtikvah.com Temple Kehillat Chaim | www.kehillatchaim.org Tikvat David Messianic | www.tikvatdavid.com World Harvest | www.worldharvestchurch.org Zion Missionary Baptist | www.zionmbc.org


POTATO LATKES Recipe and images by Miriam Szokovski

Hunukkah 2018 begins at nightfall on Sunday, Dec. 2 and ends at nightfall on Monday, Dec. 10th

SINCE THE CHANUKAH MIRACLE involved oil, it is customary to eat foods fried in oil, like the Eastern-European potato latke (pancake). While the recipe works with any type of potato, using Yukon Gold will be more aesthetically pleasing because they discolor more slowly than other potatoes. TIP: Add a small piece of carrot to the oil you're frying in.

When the carrot starts to looks shriveled and brown, replace it with a fresh piece. The carrot helps absorb the burnt taste from the oil, and you can keep frying for longer without changing the oil. Latkes taste best fresh, but if you need to make them in advance, I recommend reheating them in a frying pan with a tiny bit of oil to help them crisp up again.

INGREDIENTS DIRECTIONS ½ an onion 2 tbsp. oil 3 tsp. kosher salt, divided 1.5 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes 2 eggs ¼ cup flour Oil for frying Miriam Szokovski is the author of the historical novel Exiled Down Under, and a member of the Chabad.org editorial team. She shares her love of cooking, baking and food photography on Chabad.org’s food blog, Cook It Kosher. The content in this page is produced by Chabad. org, and is copyrighted by the author and/or Chabad.org. If you wish to republish this article, please email permissions@chabad.org.

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Dice the onion and sauté it in 2 tbsp. oil and 1 tsp. salt until golden. Grate the potatoes (by hand or in a food processor). Immediately transfer the grated potato to a bowl of cold water. Place the eggs, flour, fried onion and 2 tsp. salt in a separate bowl. Drain the grated potato well, add it to the rest of the ingredients and mix immediately. Heat 2-4 tbsp. of oil in a frying pan, over medium heat. Test the oil by dropping a tiny bit of the mixture

into the pan. When the oil sizzles upon contact, it is ready. For uniform latkes, use a 1/4 or 1/8 cup measuring cup. Scoop the batter and gently drop it into the oil. Press down gently with the back of the measuring cup to flatten. Fry 2-3 minutes until golden, then flip the latkes and fry 1-2 minutes on the second side. Repeat until all the mixture has been fried. (You will need to add more oil to the pan every couple of batches.) Yields: 16 latkes

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Roswell Womans Club 2018 Holiday Home Tour November 2, 2018

2018 HOLIDAY CALENDAR the most wonderful time of the year to live in roswell Nov 2 – Dec 30 “Oh Christmas Tree...” - Christmas at Smith Plantation - www.southerntrilogy.com For the 10th year, the Roswell Garden Club decorates Smith Plantation - each of the nine rooms and hallways in the home will have a unique tree in addition to fabulous mantels and table arrangements. Nov 8 – Dec 30 Music of Christmas at Bulloch Hall - 180 Bulloch Ave - www. southerntrilogy.com. Nov 7 - 11 I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti at Georgia Ensemble Theatre at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center www.get.org - Featuring “Souper Jenny,” Jenny Levison. Nov 10 Veterans Ceremony & Flag Dedication w/ Senator John Albers at Addington Place at the Mills,

550 Barrington Dr/30075, 11am, Phoenix Senior Living invites you to join us, along with Senator John Albers & other community leaders, for a flagpole dedication, Veterans ceremony, unveiling of our new Veterans Wall of Fame, crafts and a delicious luncheon. Nov 10 Variant Brewing Company 1 year anniversary party, 11am to 10pm at VBC 66 Norcross St,Tickets & Pricing: VIP $60 / General Admission $20 / Additional drink tickets $15 for 7 or $3/ticket VIP & General Admission tickets go on sale starting Wednesday October 17th at 10am via Brown Paper tickets. General Admission tickets will be available at the door, 21 & up. Names on ID must match ticket holder. www.variantoneyearanniversary.brownpapertickets.com Nov 11 The Hunger Games Stage Produc-

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tion by Global Dance, 2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd/30076, hosted by North Georgia Glee Choirs, 5:30pm to 7pm, tickets $5 at www.northgeorgiaglee.com Nov 12 Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents Joe Gransden’s The “Unforgettable” Nat King Cole Centennial Celebration Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St 8pm Tickets from $30 -www.get.org Nov 13 “Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes” Cooking Class Barrington Hall 535 Barrington Dr. 6:30pm – 9pm - Admission: $50 per person reservations required; www.southerntrilogy.com - Prepare the meal and then dine in the home’s spacious modern kitchen. Complimentary wine served with dinner and a free mini-tour. Nov 14 Celebrate Modern Greek Cooking

at Bistro VG, hosted by Chef Pano I. Karatassos and Kyma, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 70 W Crossville Rd, An epic night of culture, friendship, and palate pleasing perfection to celebrate chef Pano and his new cookbook, Modern Greek Cooking: 100 Recipes for Meze, Entrees and Desserts! $49 including a signed copy of the book - hors d’oeuvres and champagne. www.bistrovgroswell.com Nov 14 41st Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Adult Recreation Center - 830 Grimes Bridge Rd - 12pm - Free for Ages 50+ - Reservations -www.roswellgov.com Nov 15-17 The Addams Family - presented by Crabapple Middle School at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St, 7pm - 9pm, $10 in advance, $15 at the door www.roswellcac.com


Nov 15 Turkey Drop Run at Gate City Brewing Co. - 6:30pm, Free, bring a frozen turkey and/or some canned food and receive extra entries for fun prizes. ALL DONATIONS will benefit North Fulton Community Charities. All abilities welcome! Kid friendly so bring the whole family. Nov 15 Lunch & Learn: John Fletcher Hanson, the Father of Georgia Tech hosted by Friends of Mimosa Hall & Gardens at Bulloch Hall, Noon to 1pm, 180 Bulloch Ave., A fundraiser featuring gourmet sandwiches from Fickle Pickle, sweet tea, cookies, and a talk and book-signing by Lee Dunn, author of Cracking the Solid South: The Life of John Fletcher Hanson, Father of Georgia Tech Nov 16 Live Music Sound Bath w/ Guided Relaxation hosted by Flavia Krishna & Gershone at Plum Tree Yoga,

1055 Canton St, #200, 7:30pm - 9pm, $20, energy exchange, sound healing with a variety of high vibrational instruments and songs to take you on a deep journey to reset and restore the nervous system. Nov 16 Seven Sons - Real Rock Americana at Houck’s Grille, 10930 Crabapple Rd, 8pm - 11pm, a $5 cover charge reserves you a seat at a table in our Entertainment Room where you’re more than welcome to order dinner and drinks! www. houcksgrille.com Nov 16 Once Upon a Holiday presented by Atlanta Dance Central and SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company, 7pm Friday or 2pm & 7pm Saturday at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, 11320 Woodstock Rd/30075, tickets, $18: www.mystudio.academy, - a festive twist on the classic story of Alice in Wonderland. Expe-

rience professional jazz, ballet, contemporary, ballroom, tap, and more in this presentation that is fun for the entire family! Nov 17 Christmas Village Tree Lighting - 595 East Crossville Rd., a shopping center across from Stoney River. From 5p - 6:30pm, There will be music, free beverages and a free smore’s bar! An outside block party hosted by The Party Enthusiast. www.thepartyenthusiast.com or follow them on Instagram @thepartyenthusiast. Nov 17 Destination Discovery: Native Americans & Thanksgiving Snacks at Gigi’s Playhouse - 11235 Alpharetta Hwy, #120/30076, 10am - 1pm, Make a dream catcher, create a turkey decoration, learn traditions and history with flash cards and books, music making with drums, story time, Thanks giving party snacks while watching Disney’s Pocahontas

Nov 17 Friendsgiving Afternoon Tea at Bistro VG, 70 W Crossville Rd, 12:30pm, give thanks and drink tea. Reservations required www. bistrovgroswell.com Nov 18 Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop at Barrington Hall - 535 Barrington Dr 2pm – 4pm $25 per person, www.southerntrilogy. com - Enjoy making a festive centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table! Everything is included to make and take away an arrangement in a small pumpkin “vase.” Nov 23 - Dec 31 Annual Holiday Sale at City Antiques 10am - 6pm, 700 Holcomb Bridge Rd, #100/30076,City Antiques annual holiday sale through out the store. Check us out for fantastic selections at even better sale prices - now through the end of December!

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12/13 - 15 Santa’s Missing Mail Winter Puppet Series at RCAC

Nov 24 Jimmy Dormire’s Infinite Line at From the Earth Brewing, 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd/30076, 8pm - 11pm, www.ftebrewing.com Nov 24 Comedy Night at Houck’s Grille, 8pm, 10930 Crabapple Rd/30075, tickets: www.newmakerline.com,Your ticket reserves you a seat in our Entertainment Room at 6pm where you’re more than welcome to order dinner and drinks. Nov 24 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! Join Roswell Magazine and the Atlanta Small Business Network at Pinkie’s Up at 30 East Crossville Rd, #180, 11am to 8pm to celebrate and shop local! www.30075life.com/smallbusinesssaturday Nov 27 Dinner with Santa at The Mill Kitchen and Bar, 590 Mimosa Blvd, 5pm, Santa will be ready for photos with the family & our in-house photographer will be on site. $7 per child.

11/30 Candy Cane Fun Run Roswell Area Park

Nov 29 Evening in the City at City Antiques & Interiors, 700 Holcomb Bridge Rd, #100, 6pm - 9pm with hors d’oeuvres, sweets, wine, music, late shopping Nov 29 The Prisoner Wine Co Dinner at The Mill Kitchen & Bar, 590 Mimosa Blvd, 7-9pm, hosted by Deep Roots Wine Market & Tasting Room, a highly requested tasting event celebrating the intriguing flavors of these craft wines. Tickets are $50, seating is limited, reservations are rqurd. Nov 29 Catfish Hill Roberts & the Bottom at From the Earth Brewing Co, 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd, 7-pm-10pm, Catfish Hill Roberts and The Bottom. Nov 29 The Nutcracker - Roswell Dance Theatre and Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance performance at Byer’s Theatre at City Springs, www.roswellnutcracker.com, 10am Noon, 350+ performers from 1 to 80 years of age! Nov 30 The Bone Daddy’s w/ special guest Cowboy Eddie Long at BoneYard Kitchen & Tap, 12050 Etris Rd/30075, 9:30pm - 11:30pm Nov 30 Welcome to the Holidays! hosted by Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St, www.order.ticketalternative.com, www.roswellcac.com, 8pm - 10pm, Award-winning a cappella vocal ensembles Atlanta Vocal Project and Song of Atlanta share their passion for harmony and the Holiday season in this special performance. Nov 30 Candy Cane Fun Run at Roswell Area Park 10495 Woodstock Rd 6pm Start & finish by the picnic shelter at the pond - $22 www.roswellgov.com - Come dressed in your ugly holiday sweater or other festive attire. Fun run at 6pm and is not a timed run. The 2.4K course (1.5

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Appointments to fit your schedule.

12/2 Caroling on Canton Street 5pm -7pm, at Canton & Woodstock Rds

miles) is on the trail in Roswell Area Park. hayride, marshmallows, Santa and more. Runners receive a holiday race medals and supplies to make s’mores. 11/30 - 12/1 RUMC Christmas and Craft Show Thurs. 4-7pm, Fri. 9am-5pm and Sat. 9am-5pm. 65+ vendors - www.rumc.com/christmasgcs Nov 30 Atlanta Vocal Project’s Christmas Concert: Welcome to the Holidays 8pm to 10pm Roswell Cultural Arts Center www.roswellcac.com 950 Forrest St - Usher in December with a cappella harmony at its finest. Christmas songs! www.atlantavocalproject.com. Dec 1 Back to Nature Holiday Market Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Rd 10am – 5pm www.chattnaturecenter.org Looking for a way to fulfill your gift giving needs and support your local artisans? Come to CNC’s Back to Nature Holiday Market and check out 40+ local vendors selling their hand-made and /or eco-friendly goods. Dec 1 & 2 Bridesmaid of Barrington Hall and a Formal Tea at Barrington Hall 535 Barrington Dr - Performance at 3pm immediately followed by a formal tea. $30 per person reservations required -www.southerntrilogy.com Dec 1 – 31

Toy Exhibit at Smith Plantation 935 Alpharetta St 770-6413978 www.southerntrilogy.com - During December, a new exhibit in the main house features a antique toys dating back to the 19th century. Dec 1 Roswell’s Annual Holiday Celebration on the Square at Historic Town Square 610 Atlanta St (Intersection of Hwy. 9 and Hwy 120) 5pm; free, www. roswellgov.com - Carolers from local schools, lighting of Town Square, Mayor reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” visit from Santa Claus. Register to win 2 bikes donated by Bike Roswell! Holiday Shuttle to Santa’s Secret Gift Shop. Dec 1 & 2 Santa’s Secret Gift Shop Roswell Adult Recreation Center 830 Grimes Bridge Rd Dec 1: 6pm – 8pm Dec 2: 1pm – 4pm Free — Gifts are priced affordably and proceeds benefit the Roswell Ramblers senior club. Concessions will be available for purchase. www.roswellgov.com Dec 1 Photos with Santa at Mimosa Hall - 127 Bulloch Ave 9am - 12pm tickets available at friendsofmimosa.org/events Book a photo session with Santa Duncan on the front piazza of Mimosa Hall! hot chocolate, cookies, and fun activities for the kids! $125 includes 10-min

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session, $100 credit towards prints. Dec 1 Honeywood Throwdown at Gate City Brewing, 43 Magnolia St/30075, homegrown jam grass band, Free, 7pm - 10pm, www. gatecitybrewingcompany.com Dec 1 Painting with a Princess at My Clayground, 12050 Etris Rd, #E-130, 10:45am - 12:15pm, $40 per child, parent must stay, meet the ice princesses, paint a snowflake mug, and join us for a delicious brkfst! www.myclayground.com Dec 2 Christmas Joy! - Michael O’Neal Singers and the ASO Brass Quintet at Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd, tickets www.mosingers.com, a choral concert features the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, the 140 voices of MOS, and the 36-voice Kaleidoscope ensemble in a concert emphasizing the joy of Christmas. Traditional selections, humorous pieces and audience participation. Dec 2 Caroling on Canton Street with a bonfire, hot chocolate and s’mores at the corner of Woodstock and Canton St. Free Residents and visitors gather to stroll up and down Canton Street from 5pm to 7pm listening to some of their favorite holiday tunes while sipping hot choc-

olate, warming up by the community bonfire and celebrations enjoying the seasonal of local merchants. Dec 2 Whirlyball w/ Man or Astro-Man - Omni + Dead Now, 5130 Commerce Pkwy, Noon - 3pm, Henry Owings is turning 50. Big effin’ whoop-dee-doo! In an attempt to REALLY have a great party, Henry is having his friends perform in a multitude of cities, at a multitude of venues including Whirlyball Atlanta. Any profits will go to the Innovation Law Lab Dec 4, 6, 11, 13 High Tea at Bulloch Hall at180 Bulloch Ave 4pm $50 per person www.bullochhall.org - includes servers in period clothing who present guests with a main course of gourmet sandwiches and a dessert course of homemade sweets and traditional tea delicacies. Dec 5 A Guided Van Tour Of Historic Roswell - www.friendsofmimosa.org/events registration is required. - John Dunwody (I promise this is not a typo! This is how Dunwody was spelled) the first owner of Mimosa Hall, arrived in the Roswell area in December 1838. The van loads in front of Mimosa Hall and the tour begins promptly at 10:30am. 12/6 Thursday Night Live w/ Ralph Roddenbery & Ted Nortin at From


the Earth Brewing Company, 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd, no charge!

Cost varies - 9” Tree: $69, 13” Tree: $95, 13” Regular Tree: $95

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Dec 7 - 9 Atlanta Dance Theatre presents The Nutcracker - Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St , Dec 7 & 8 at 7:30pm and 2pm on Dec 8 & 9; 770-594-6232 www. RoswellCAC.com - After nearly 25 producing Babes in Toyland, ADT announces the addition of The Nutcracker – Land of Sweets to its holiday program. Purchase tickets online: www.adtshows. com, .atlantadancetheatre.org

Dec 8 Pet Portrait Ornament Painting by Carla Marshall, Findlay Rowe Designs & Gift Shop, 11am - 3pm, 1030 Woodstock Rd, #3110/30075,Have your pet painted onto a Christmas ornament by artist Carla Marshall!! Email photos to martwork@bellsouth.net. $14.99 for small 2.5” ornament and $19.99 for large 4” ornament!

Dec 8 Christmas for Kids at Bulloch Hall at 180 Bulloch Ave 10am – Noon Ages 5 – 11 Admission: $15 reservations required 770-9921731 www.bullochhall.org - Nonstop fun for kids ages 5 – 11. Kids hunt the yule log, make a seasonal craft, a Candy Cane hunt, singalongs, snacks, stories, Santa.

Dec 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23 Kudzu Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol” Bulloch Hall Osage Terrace Room 180 Bulloch Ave $20 (incl. fee) reservations required www.bullochhall.org - Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the intimate setting of the Osage Terrace Room - www.bullochhall.org Dec 7 Christmas Tree Painting at My Clayground - Sweet Apple Village, cost includes ceramic tree, specialty tree paint, lights, and custom writing on base of tree.

Dec 8 Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea at Bistro VG, 70 W Crossville Rd, 12:30pm, Make your reservations for December the 8th 2018, tea service begins at 12:30. Dec 8 Gingerbread Christmas at Smith Plantation-935 Alpharetta St (park at City Hall) 10am – 3pm $5 per child; reservations reqd. www.southerntrilogy.com Clarissa Clifton shows us how to prepare and decorate gingerbread cookies for baking over the open hearth in the historic 1863 cookhouse. Children will make a

Dec 8 Pet Portraits with Santa at East Roswell Vet Hospital - 3pm to 5pm www.ervethsp.com Dec 8 Atlanta Wind Symphony free concert at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial High School Auditorium -9310 Scott Rd, more than 60 adult musicians ranging in experience, the AWS is an all-volunteer wind ensemble - free; donations for Toys for Tots. www.AtlantaWindSymphony.org. Dec 8 & 16 Santa and Mrs. Claus at Town Square at 610 Atlanta St (Intersection of Hwy. 9 and Hwy. 120)


1pm – 3pm Free 770-641-3950 www.roswellgov.com - Bring the family or give your list to Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free pictures taken. Dec 9 Southern Trilogy Homes for the Holidays, A Family Christmas - www.southerntrilogy.com, 5pm - 8pm- www.roswellgov.com - A special after-hours tour at three beautifully decorated house museums filled with seasonal music, carols, refreshments and good old-fashioned family cheer! Fee includes all three: Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Dr Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Ave Smith Plantation, 935 Alph St Dec 9 Enchanted Woodland Wonders Family Fun Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Rd, www.chattnaturecenter.org, 2pm - 6pm, live holiday performances, winter crafts, face painting, live reindeer and more all under the twilight sky. Dec 11 “Scandinavian Christmas Dinner


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2018 HOLIDAY CALENDAR Cooking Class” at Barrington Hall 535 Barrington Dr from 6:30pm - 9pm $50 per person www.southerntrilogy.com. Complimentary wine is served with dinner and a free mini-tour of Barrington Hall is included. Dec 13-15 Roswell Winter Puppet Series: Santas Missing Mail at Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St 770-594-6232 www.roswellcac. com $10 - By All Hands Productions Ominous Crook and his sidekick, Skellmutt, are two dastardly bad-guys who are out to stop Christmas by stealing Santa Claus’ mail. 40-minute show w/ hand puppets. Dec 14 - 16 A Charlie Brown Christmas presented by Roswell Youth Theatre at Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St -www.roswellcac.com, 7pm, $12, www.roswellgov.com/ryt Dec 15 & 17 Cookies with Mrs. Claus at Barrington Hall 535 Barrington Dr, 10am & 12pm, $10 www.southerntrilogy.com - Children begin by writing letters to Santa while Mrs. Claus shares some holiday stories, then decorate the cookies and finish up the event with a visit from a very special postman. Dec 15 Holiday Show at Common Grounds Coffee House - 7:30 pm. $5 suggested donation. Holiday Show with Fisheye and Keltic Kudzu! Dec 16 13th Annual Messiah Sing-along at Roswell UMC, 814 Mimosa Blvd, $10, hosted by the Michael O’Neal Singers, 3pm, tickets www. mosingers.com, bring your own score, or purchase one from us. Dec 17

Joe Gransden’s I’ll Be Home For Christmas with Francine Reed presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre at Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St - 8pm - Tickets $30+ - www.get.org - Back by popular demand, Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee Francine Reed is here. Dec 20-22 Trouble in Toy Land by Lee Bryan at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center -roswellcac.com Dec19 The 1853 Living History Wedding of Mittie and Thee at Bulloch Hall 180 Bulloch Ave $15 - www.bullochhall.org 12/20 Annual Holiday Party at City Antiques & Interiors at 3pm, great time, great music, complimentary food and drinks! Dec 22 Classic Nashville Christmas at Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St $30 8pm, www.roswellcac.com - Jason Petty and Katie Deal bring the greatest collection of country Christmas songs and the stories behind them. 12/22 Comedy Night at Houck’s Grille, 8pm, 10930 Crabapple Rd/30075, tickets: www. newmakerline.com,Your ticket reserves you a seat in our Entertainment Room at 6pm where you’re more than welcome to order dinner and drinks. www.houcksgrille.com Dec 24 A Classic Christmas Eve at Roswell Historic Cottage, 972 Alpharetta St, enjoy a “classic” Christmas Eve. Open to the community.  No cost.  Coffee, hot chocolate, and light refreshments will be served from 5:30-6:00 pm.  by: Journey Christian Church

Nov 9 - Dec 30 Train Display at Roswell Visitors Center by The Roswell Garden Club celebrates the holidays with a vintage train and village around the old Christmas tree. www.visitroswellga.com Nov 28 - Dec 31 Santa’s Village Lighting Display - Visit Santa’s Village - A collection of lights, animated characters, trains and Christmas characters nightly from 6 – 9pm, thru NYE. Fri thru Sundays, hosted at 405 Waverly Hall Dr/free. Dec 2 - Dec 28 Opening Reception: Artist Jane Turner Haessler, at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in the lobby, 5pm - 7pm featuring the spotlight artist exhibit: “People on Canton Street”, Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm, free, acrylic and ink renderings depicting the people and businesses on Canton Street. Meet the artist at her opening reception Dec 2 from 5 - 7pm, 950 Forrest St, www.roswellcac.com. 12/28 The Sock Hops at Houck’s Grille, 7:30pm, 10930 Crabapple Rd/30075,The Sock Hops are back by popular demand! $7 cover charge reserves you a seat at a table in our entertainment room where you’re more than welcome to order dinner and drinks! Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Gala! Great Gatsby, 8pm at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Roswell, 1075 Holcomb Bridge Road - hosted by Friends of Mimosa Hall, live 12-piece band, drinks, dancing, champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres, 2 top-shelf drink tickets, midnight champagne toast, raffle prizes, silent auction, and a photo booth. www.friendsofmimosa.org

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Good Gracious, This Place Is Plenty Good Article and photos by Frank Mack I WOULD BE AROUND JASMINE WILLIS PURELY for the energy. While in her beautiful little spot, Gracious Plenty Bakery and Breakfast on Canton Street, she’s in her element, confident, with an eye on every detail. She’s a dyed-in-the-wool restaurateur with stunning blonde hair and a wicked smile doing what real restaurant people do... making sure everyone is cared for. Life is good at her little restaurant. Gracious Plenty is a Canton Street newcomer that hit a sweet spot. Serving a southern inspired style of home cooking that puts down a breakfast unlike any other. This is a total chef driven, drop-in and go experience. For about ten bucks you will eat total goodness. It's 26 | November/December 2018

such a simple menu, but it gets me everytime. I’m still plowing through everything but so far each bite is wow, just wow. The biscuits are baked fresh all day. They are better than your “Nanna” ever thought of and you can’t miss them because they make them next to the order station. I love that move! A baker, a real live person, with flour on their nose standing right there making biscuits. I’ve died and gone to heaven. These guys always start simple. The eggs scrambled are perfect, like a mini omelette,


with a dusting of scallions. It's just crazy the attention to detail here. Add some bacon done perfectly, sizzling, all smoky delicious, a biscuit dripping with alternating spoons of a jam and honey with each bite better than the last. It’s slap your momma good. Their menu is constantly rotating but count on the basics like eggs, biscuits and Stumptown coffee or La Marzocco espresso. Everything else rotates on seasonal availability and they are as local as can be. From the grits to the kale, the menu is simple and pure. The service is perfect. They line you up for an order then cover you in coffee. Within a few minutes your breakfast finds you. That energy of Jasmine’s is in the whole team and it's wonderful. Take for example the Hash brown bowl, with two eggs and chicken sausage. Simple right? But you have to see the crisp, taste the velvety, enjoy the sharp bite of the perfect sausage, farm raised and all local. It’s all in the ingredients folks, they matter. And to bring this in at $10, get outta here! Or just a simple biscuit and honey. Just out of the oven they are to die for. The layers of dough are perfectly browned and the honey is a local clover. It’s so rich and sweet your tongue goes, “Mmmmmm.” Ohh, Speaking of layers of dough the other items in the bakery such as muffins and biscones are stand on their own good. Gracious Plenty has a coffee house vibe with sophisticated fresh food soul that’ll wrap you in a hug. I love it and you need to go find it. It's a half block south of Woodstock Road at ​1164 Canton Street​across from Adele's and Jere Woods’ office, right next to the new Vickers building. With its own parking lot in the back you can actually get into the place. The best things in Roswell are small. You’ll pass them right by if you aren’t careful. Check back. I’ll keep an eye out for ya. Gracious Plenty Bakery & Breakfast 1164 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075 (678) 878-3105 www.graciousplentybb.com

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30th Anniversary Production New venue: Byer’s Theatre at City Springs Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center

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Image by Richard Calmes

Roswell Dance Theatre presents

THE NUTCRACKER Over 250 local children, teens and young adults will perform in Tolbert Yilmaz Dance Studio’s 30th performance of this classic Christmas tradition. Roswell Dance Theatre is thrilled to present its 30th anniversary production of The Nutcracker, directed by Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz and Mary Lynn Taylor at the spectacular new Performing Arts Center at City Springs. This stunning venue will add to the magic of the performance as patrons experience Byers Theatre’s excellent sight lines, superb acoustics, full orchestra pit, fly loft and robust lighting, with seating for 1,070 on three levels, including box seats. With 350 performers, this Nutcracker is the largest and oldest in Roswell and North Fulton County; and families

have returned year after year to enjoy this beloved holiday tradition. Gorgeous costumes, spectacular scenery, truly memorable music and exquisite dancing will delight local residents and their guests, who travel from around the Southeast region to enjoy this performance. We are especially excited this year because we’ve got a few surprises in store for everyone! As Clara’s dreams come to life, Herr Drosselmeier, uses magic to transform the Nutcracker doll into a handsome Cavalier Prince, who can escort Clara through a strange new world, now taking shape about them. She and her www.30075life.com | 29


As we celebrate the 30th year, the Sugar Plum Fairy has a beautiful new costume that took over four months to construct and which is embellished with thousands of Swarovski crystals!

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SHOWTIMES & TICKETS Prince find themselves entering the Land of Snow. Which are you favorite characters? The Candy Canes? The Russian Dolls? Or the Spanish, the Chinese Tea, Cupcakes, Gingerbread or Arabian? The cast includes world-class professionals who have danced nationally and internationally, as well as aspiring young professionals from our own Roswell Dance Theatre, the performing company of the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance. Roswell Dance Theatre begins rehearsal in August for the November opening, but planning and production work occur year round. As we celebrate the 30th year, the Nutcracker first family, including Clara, Fritz, Clara’s little sister and Mr. and Mrs. Von Stahlbaum, will have a new wardrobe. The Sugar Plum Fairy will also have a beautiful new costume that took over four months to construct and which is embellished with thousands of Swarovski crystals! This will only add to the sparkle the dancers already gracefully bring to the stage. The 12-performance run opens its production on Friday, November 23 and continues through the following Sunday, December 2.  Several special performance opportunities feature two character ‘meet & greets’ with autographs and photos, Girl Scout troop events and two sepcial daytime shows for schools, seniors and local community groups. To commemorate the shows, there is an extensive Nutcracker-themed gift boutique to find the perfect souvenir to take home and enjoy.  At the conclusion of the festivities, the dancers wave goodbye to Clara– a happy farewell for the fantasies that must fade away with her dream. They will await Clara’s return next Christmas – and she will always have her Nutcracker!

2018 PERFORMANCES Friday, 11/23 at 2pm Friday, 11/23 at 7pm Saturday, 11/24 at 2pm Saturday, 11/24 at 7pm Sunday, 11/25 at 1pm Sunday, 11/25 at 5pm Thursday, 11/29 at 10am Friday, 11/30 at 10am Friday, 11/30 at 7pm Saturday, 12/1 at 11am (Character Meet & Greet @ 10am)

Saturday, 12/1 at 7pm Sunday, 12/2 at 2pm (Character Meet & Greet @ 1pm)

Ticket prices: $10- $35 Purchase tickets: www.citysprings.com/events Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 School and groups can enjoy this staged production with a running time of approximately 80 minutes on Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30 at 10am. Just $10 per person. Tickets can be reserved online at citysprings.com/events. Please email admin@tysod.com if you need additional information.

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With over 350 performers, this special production of The Nutcracker in it’s 30th year is the largest and longest running holiday event in Roswell and all of North Fulton County.

“Every year we leave the anticipated performance of Roswell Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker and are immediately transported into the holiday spirit. The sights, sounds, smells, vibrant colors, lively music and exquisite dancing lifts us up. We often hear some say they have trouble ‘getting into the holiday spirit.’ We simply tell them, “Buy tickets to this performance!’ “ (RB, Roswell Magazine)

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2018 CAST & CREW Roswell Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker Addison Albrecht

Greg DeLoach

Allyson Hoekstra

Charleigh Meadows

Lanier Shanteau

Kaleigh Anderson

Lauren DeLoach

Kensi Hollenbach

Lucy Mercogliano

Sabrina Smith

Jasmine Andrews

Madden DeLoach

Caroline Hollier

Ava Miller

Bria Solis-Knowles

Dina Arshavsky

Reese Donnan

Emily Holmes

Julia Morris

Harper Sorrells

Caitlin Ayers

Emma Rose Donnen-

Sarah Grace Holmes

Hannah Mary Moulton

Caroline Spain

Sydney Ayers


Caitlyn Holmes

Julianna Murphy

Meyer Spence

Ayda Azarvan

Sloan Downey

Nelly Holt

Gigi Murray

Elizabeth Spielman

Kiana Azarvan

Marin DuMond

Jonah Hooper

Caroline Musgrove

Charlie Spires

Arianna Azarvan

Maddie Dunn

Kasia Jimenez

Ginger Myrick

Ellie Stanfield

Sarah Ruth Bachmeier

Aya Elitr

Evelyn Johnson

Elizabeth Nagro

Meredith Stanley

Miriam Bachmeier

Libby Erbs

Heather Jolley

Alexis Needle

CeeCee Stevens

Safa Bamatraf

Anauka Feinberg

Lillie Jones

Maizy Needle

Amy Surasky

Abigail Barnes

Isabella Finol-Bishop

Maia Jones

Remy Needle

Rachel Surasky

Olivia Barnwell

Diane Foster

Kathleen Jordan

Emma Neumann

Sara Surasky

Nora Barrett

Amanda Foy

Lacey Kass

Katie Nicholson

Leighton Sutton

Audrey Bauer

Sammy Freck

Caroline Keene

Ava Nicholson

Morgan Tabb

Emery Baughman

Elise Friderich

Victoria Kenemer

Harper O'Bomsawin

Mary Lynn Taylor

Madelyn Bickel

Lilly Frierson

Rita Kim

Ava O'Bomsawin

Brannigan Thompson

Charlotte Bien

Anna Gilley

Jena Kovash

Audrey O'Hara

Sarah Serena Thomp-

Phoebe Bloemeke

Corinne Ginsberg

Raleigh Kriegel

Sydney Oberstein


Jazlyn Bohnstedt

Goldie Gitelson

Evelyn Langville

Peyton Pace

Brooke Thompson

Katie Rose Bolger

Claire Gloekler

Brooklynn Lednik

Samantha Pace

Pam Tiedemann

Isabella Boston

Jordan Glubke

Alexandria Lee

Anna Maria Padgett

Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz

Kailey Breed

Hannah Gnefkow

Samantha Lee

William Parnaby

Evie Tomich

Caroline Britt

Ava Godwin

Evelyn Leeder

Elizabeth Parnaby

Heather Tuffy

Abigail Grace Britt

Nicole Gomez

Elizabeth Leeder

Olivia Patanian

Ever Tunstall

Madison Brzostowicz

Robert Gosnell

Coco Leveson-Jones

Alexis Pattenaude

Charles Veale

Madison Burch

Devon Goss

Happy Leveson-Jones

Isla Pedraza

Olivia Vicars

Mark Burns

Leanne Grady

Arden Lewis

Buket Pekgoz-Bozdag

Grace Vicars

Ellie Cain

Ashley Grady

Sarah Charles Lewis

Anna Phelan

Cora Walker

Julia Campbell

Bianca Graham

Caoimhe Lewis

Maggie Phelan

Ellery Wang

Mary Helen Carlton

Ella Granados

Audrey Lie

Shivani Pickett

Poppy Watson

Hanna Carlton

Grace Rose Granados

Sawyer Lignugaris

Stella Pileggi

Willow Watson

Katie Carpenter

Charlotte Green

Genevieve Lindquist

Natalie Pool

Gemma Watson

Macie Cavender

Julianna Gross

Lauren Lindsley

Claire Puello

Sage Werner-Cathirell

Hayden Cavender

Ellie Gustin

Charlotte Locke

Elisa Puello

Kiley White

Jonathan Chapman

Emory Hadaway

Allison Luchenbill

Leah Redner

Piper White

Sophia Chilton

Keely Hake

Juliana Lutz

Callie Richards

Ella Whittall

Phoebe Rose Claeys

Kate Hampel

Brian Mackay

Rylie Ruegger

Elijah Williams

Charlotte Clark

Heidi Hanratty

Amanda Mackay

Roscoe Sales

Madeline Williams

Maggie Coddington

Julia Harris

Hadley Mackay

Reagan Sampson

Finnley Williams

Sydney Cody

Ari Harris

Claire Marbach

Hannah Sampson

Deborah Williams

Vega Colon

Carson Hart

Georgia Marko

Sofia Sanchez

Hannah Williams

David Crenshaw

Meredith Haywood

Kennedy Martin

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Jenna Cutroneo

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Darrell Satterfield

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Margaret McDougald

Angela Schwerin

Claire Carlisle Young

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Lillian Sears

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Ricky Davis

Burt Hewitt

Lilly McSorley

Cate Shah

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The reindeer will make a stop at the Chattahoochee Nature Center this holiday season Dec. 9.

Enchanted Woodland Wonders is the most popular CNC “Family Fun Day� of each year.

Family Fun Day Kids enjoy reindoor fun and hot chocolate.

Can you find all the fairy houses and gnome homes in the woods? Find out Dec. 9 at the Enchanted Woodland Wonder Family Fun Day. 34 | November/December 2018


Chattahoochee Nature Center puts on four seasonal “Family Fun Days” throughout the year; but none is as much anticipated as at this year’s Enchanted Woodland Wonders day on December 9, 2018.

Enchanted Woodland Wonders This “Family Fun Day” is opening day for CNC’s annual fairy season, which runs Dec. 9 through Feb. 28 By Jon Copsey WINTER IS THE PERFECT TIME to explore the world around you – everything is changing and preparing for the colder days. Leaves falling, animals are getting ready for hibernation, days are getting shorter and everything is just slowing down. But there’s also magic out there, if you know where to look. Fairy houses and gnome homes will pop up like mushrooms throughout the wooded trails of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. This Enchanted Woodland Trail is only from Dec. 9-Feb. 28, so be sure the catch those fairies while you can. These truly tiny houses are spotted around the trails at CNC, hiding in the leaves or around trees. Children and families are encouraged to explore along the wooded trails and hunt for the houses when they visit – who can find them all? Tracy Kane, a local children’s book author, was one of the members of the community who made a fairy house last year. She says the fairy houses and gnome homes can play an important part in helping children get into nature. “Children first need to enjoy nature before they can appreciate it as adults,” said Kane. “Fairy house building offers a fun, creative way for kids to get to know about nature.

Unplug and get outside to explore. Fairy houses encourage kids to use their imaginations and enjoy the wonders of nature, all while creating their own fairy habitats.” The trail is kicked off Dec. 9 with Enchanted Woodland Wonders, a family fun day at CNC. Along with announcing the arrival of the fairies, guests can see live reindeer, relax and hear a story, get their face painted and create some winter crafts. Of course, no winter afternoon is complete without a campfire and some hot chocolate. If you need a little food to keep you going, there will be food trucks too. Now, if you are wondering what about the reindeer, where are they? They will be able to make a quick visit to CNC, but only briefly at the beginning; after all, they have a busy holiday season ahead of them. Enchanted Woodland Wonders is Dec. 9 from 2-6 p.m. and is included with general admission and is free for CNC members. Both the Enchanted Woodland Wonders day and Enchanted Woodland Trail are supported by Northside Hospital and are included with general admission to CNC. Members get in free. www.chattnaturecenter.org. Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell GA 30075 (770) 992-2055 X238 | www.chattnaturecenter.org Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 2pm - 6pm Presented by Northside Hospital

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New handmade corn tortillas are rolling out this November at PURE - the corn is prepared in-house – soaked, cooked, washed and hulled – using the traditional “nixtamal” method. This process acts like a detox for the corn and naturally enriches the tortillas with nutrients such as calcium, iron and zinc. One hop, skip and a jump from downtown Roswell, tucked behind a blossoming chaste tree, is PURE Taqueria – home to fresh, authentic Mexican food and a creative, coastal atmosphere. Bold signage and a rooftop bar combine to elicit intrigue on Alpharetta Street; it’s hard to miss but, trust us, you wouldn’t want to. Curb appeal aside, what goes on inside is truly impressive. Contemporary clean lines and minimalistic shades of creamsicle embrace guests as they enjoy complimentary chips and salsa. When it comes time to order, 38 | November/December 2018

the menu offers a variety of, quite literally, PURE dishes – plenty of which are vegetarian and gluten-free. And all of it you can feel good about putting into your body. Guests should be most excited about the new handmade corn tortillas, rolling out this November at PURE. The corn is prepared in-house – soaked, cooked, washed and hulled – using the traditional “nixtamal” method. This process acts like a detox for the corn and naturally enriches the tortillas with nutrients such as calcium, iron and zinc. There’s nothing quite so simple or mouthwatering as an authentic, warm, handmade


PURE TAQUERIA - Roswell 1143 Alpharetta Street (770) 817-7873 www.puretaqueria.com

tortilla, especially when it envelops sauteĂŠd pork, marinated beef, fried shrimp or citrus-grilled fish. Each and every day, PURE strives for maximum authenticity, freshness and purity. The menu reflects this goal, featuring items such as the Burrito Ahogado, comprised of your choice of all-natural beef, roasted pork or chipotle chicken, with rice, queso gringo, black beans, sour cream and two different salsas. Other favorite dishes include the Quesadillas Del Mercado (handmade quesadillas in the style of Mexico City, with zucchini blossom, portobello mushroom and poblano rajas) and Camarones a la Parrilla (grilled chile-crusted shrimp, corn masa cakes, guacamole, pico de gallo and charred tomatillo salsa). Keep reading...

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To ensure maximum freshness, PURE handpicks menu items according to their best season. For example, the Ensalada Verano (Salad of Summer) was recently replaced with the Ensalada de Otoño (Salad of Fall), which features a more autumnal variety of ingredients, including “crispy brussels sprout leaves, shaved brussels sprouts, baby gem, dried cherries, spicy pumpkin seeds, avocado, goat cheese, granny smith apples and a honey-lemon vinaigrette.” PURE offers 13 distinctive, ever-strong margaritas to choose from, including the PURE Double Barrel Margarita (Herradura double barrel reposado, lime, agave nectar and Combier orange liqueur), the Sedgwick Margarita (texas margarita, Lunazul and reposado floater) and this season’s Frida Artistry Series Margarita (a tribute to the famous Ms. Kahlo featuring “fresh muddled pineapple, grilled-pineapple-infused Frida Kahlo tequila, vanilla bean, cardamom and a clove-sugar rim”). The Frida Margaritas come in a delightfully painted take-home glass.

Located on Alpharetta Street, PURE taqueria™ Roswell is the place to be. Stop by for some live music and margaritas on the roof-top bar or grab dinner on the downstairs veranda! Either way, we’ll have plenty of margaritas, cold beer, killer tacos, unreal ceviche and more! Do yourself a favor and try our Double Barrel Margarita – Herradura double barrel reposado, lime, agave nectar, Combier orange liqueur – you can thank us later!

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The Sedgwicks have done it again. As of 2018, the locally-renowned restaurateurs have opened six PURE taqueria locations in metro Atlanta (Roswell, Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Duluth, Inman Park and Woodstock). Although it remains local, PURE has been recognized by Nation’s Restaurant News as one of the top 50 burgeoning brands in the United States. PURE Franchising is headed by Peyton Sedgwick. Meanwhile, Sedgwick Restaurant Group offer an entire cornucopia of cuisines in restaurants around North Atlanta: Vinny’s on Windward (Cali-Italian), Aspens Signature Steaks, Theo’s Brother’s Bakery, Big Willie’s Hot Stuff (Old-School Southern), The Union Restaurant, MADE Kitchen & Cocktails and soon to open 7 Acre BarNGrill in Milton – together proudly offering “food for every mood.” www.puretaqueria.com


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At Gypsy Rose, it’s all about the music. I had heard the exciting news that a live music venue was slated to open in downtown Roswell by what seemed to me like a group of smart, young, community and music-loving friends with infectious enthusiasm and joie d’vie. So, I was really looking forward to sitting down with Founder/Owner Brittany Crooms and her Director of Marketing Jeris Hollander to learn more. We met for coffee at Crazy Love Coffee House, just a few blocks down from the building previously occupied by Classy Clutter, where Gypsy Rose Music will be located. My first impression - authentic, humble, charming and super smart. Brittany has the quick and optimistic mind of an entrepreneur, and Jeris an intuitive understanding of how to communicate Brittany’s vision for Gypsy Rose to the wider community. Having moved to downtown Roswell in early 2018 as a single mom with two young children, Brittany often

Brittany Crooms - Founder, Owner went out Jeris Hollander - Partner, Marketing Director by herself to visit the local restaurants and shops along Canton Street. She experienced a strong sense of acceptance among gracious locals who love where they live, and she began striking up conversations with these people. It didn’t take long for Brittany to feel like she was part of the Roswell community, as much as the guy who has lived here all his life. As a passionate music lover, Brittany thought it would be great to have a place to hang out and listen to live, original music in Roswell. Her thoughts developed into ideas and the more she talked to people around town, she learned many others wanted the same thing. It wasn’t long before her vision of the Gypsy Rose Music venue became clear, merging her love for music and her love for her new home - the community of Roswell.

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During the demo, the crew found this street number historic sign behind the old siding.

Gypsy Rose team is collaborating with the Roswell Arts Foundation to find a muralist to create a piece of public art along this exterior wall of the Gypsy Rose Music Building.

Just eight months later, the team behind Roswell’s first live original music venue seems to have everything in place for a January 2019 grand opening, which has many in town scratching our heads thinking, “Why didn’t we think of that?” Sometimes it ‘simply’ takes an entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a passion for making something happen to, well, make something

happen. It helps the leading lady is likable. Having previously owned and operated an interior design business as well as an art gallery in Decatur, Brittany had the experience and business sense to know that she doesn’t know everything. She has serendipitously connected with influential members of the local community who have the knowledge and experience to help her make her vision a reality. These advisors and investors have been instrumental in driving momentum for her project organically. She has remained clear about the vision to offer live, original music for music enthusiasts, a superior sound system and acoustics, and a lively, creative, community-centered vibe. Her best friend and college roommate Jeris Hollander was Brittany’s obvious choice for Director of Marketing and has become a partner in the Gypsy Rose endeavor. A Roswell resident, experienced in marketing and educated in neuropsychology, Jeris possesses an intuitive understanding of Brittany’s vision with Gypsy Rose and is ‘all-in.’ To watch them together, talking about the new venue one can sense they’re solidly on the same page heading in the same direction.

Brittany is shown here with her son Levi (12) and her daughter Lily (5). 44 | November/December 2018

The management and staff are being carefully screened to select for the service professionals who are naturally outstanding in

ARTS & CULTURE Initial renderings of the building indicate a comfortable, community vibe

offering “Roswell hospitality,” the type of hospitality that Brittany experienced from the community when she first moved here as a single mom almost one year ago. Gypsy Rose will offer curated, original, live music from a variety of genres, ensuring a diverse selection of independent talent six nights a week. Expect to find an impressive line-up of gifted musicians from day one and to be introduced to new levels of appreciation for the art of making music, because according to Brittany and her team, it truly is all about the music. The rest of it - the collaboration with city officials and the local artists community, the eclectic menus from their own food truck, the fully-stocked bar with local, craft beer selections, the perfect 2,800 square foot building located within walking distance to Canton Street, the community wide contest to choose a muralist… all of this is just gravy (Thanksgiving pun intended).

Brittany’s original vision remains primary, however, and that is to bring the community closer together through music. Gypsy Rose is currently in build out and located at 964 Alpharetta Street backing up to the popular East Alley. Plans are pushing for an opening in late January. We can follow the progress on Facebook and Instagram and check online for announcements at www.gypsyrosemusic.com. #RB

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Reckless is playing at Houck’s Grille on New Year’s Eve!

Dinner and Drinks Where the Music is Playing RESTAURANTS WHO OFFER LIVE MUSIC By Logan Busbee PURE Taqueria www.puretaqueria.com/roswell Live music many nights of the week. Check Facebook for updates. The Grub Gastro Pub www.gastropubroswell.com Fridays and Saturdays, 8 - 11pm in the Upper Room Houck’s Grille www.houcksgrille.com Fri and Sat @ 8pm Entertainment room opens @ 6pm LIVE music Friday & Saturday nights featuring classic local artists, and an ideal event facility. $5 cover.

Gate City Brewing Company www.gatecitybrewingcompany.com live bands Fridays and Saturdays. 1920 Tavern www.1920tavern.com Thurs 7:30-10:30pm | Sun 2 - 6pm Brookwood Grill www.brookwoodgrill.com A piano lounge as well as multiple events that can be found at their website. Chipper’s Club Restaurant www.chippersclub.com Fri and Sat weather permitting

Check Facebook for the most up-to-date information on live music at these venues. Enjoy!

HOLA! Taqueria www.holaroswell.com Most Saturday evenings! Check Facebook for updates! Spiced Right BBQ www.spicedrightbbq.com Live cover music Wednesdays. Peach and the Porkchop www.peachandtheporkchop.com Check Facebook for updates! The Mill Kitchen & Bar www.themillkitchenandbar.com Thurs & Saturdays, 6pm

Variant Brewing Co. www.variantbrewing.com 1 Year Anniversay Party Live Music 11/10

Tap & Six www.tapandsix.com Live bands and musicians weekly, be sure to check Facebook!

Pastis www.pastisroswell.com Tues & Thur, 6 - 9pm | Fri & Sat 10pm 1am | Sun, 7 - 10pm

Boneyard Kitchen & Tap www.boneyardkitchenandtap.com Acoustic duos Friday and Saturday nights, check Facebook for line-up!

Crazy Love Coffee House www.crazylove.coffee Friday nights Live music!

Roux on Canton www.rouxoncanton.com Live bands Frid. and Sat, 9pm

Lucky’s Burger & Brew www.luckysburgerandbrew.com Most every weekend evening For more - check Facebook!

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From the Earth Brewing Co. www.ftebrewing.com Thurs, 6:30 - 9:30pm - live bands

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NOCA Eatery www.nocaeatery.com Check social media for line-up!

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EVERY YEAR THE HOLIDAYS ARRIVE, AND MANY homeowners wait to list their homes for sale, or those with their homes already on the market decide to take them off.

Here are 6 reasons NOT to wait to sell your home in December: Info Courtesy of Red Door Atlanta - www.reddooratlanta.com

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1. Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are still hiring through the holidays and need new employees ASAP. 2. Purchasers looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers, ready to buy NOW. 3. You can customize showing times on your home. You remain in control, and your holiday celebrations can go uninterrupted. 4. Homes show beautifully when decorated for the holidays! 5. The desire to own a home doesn’t stop during the holidays. Buyers who were unable to find their dream home during the busier months (many this year especially) are still searching! 6. There’s less relative supply and demand for you as a seller during the end of the year. As you can see, at the end of every year, there’s an uptick in sales and a sharp decrease in inventory – a quick burst of demand in relation to supply! This pattern has reliably occurred year after year.

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How to Charcuterie Host a Holiday Charcuterie Potluck Gathering CHARCUTERIE BOARDS ARE A BIG HIT AT ANY holiday party or gathering, but creating one takes some careful planning - it can be overwhelming and get pretty expensive if done right. Here, we break it down for you and let you know where to buy the goods in Marietta. And remember with charcuterie,

presentation is key! So, be sure to vary colors, textures and tastes across your board. To do this on a budget, make it a charcuterie potluck night! We suggest assigning a grouping of one or two items to each person/couple you invite to your


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social occasion. For example, ask one person to bring prosciutto, another to pick up the salami, another local artisan cheeses. Each guest can bring a bottle of wine that pairs well with the foods assigned. This makes for a creative, collaborative, simple and budget friendly casual get-together among friends or sisters.


Owners Kelly Smith-Blacha and Lorry Kemp, longtime friends and Roswell residents opened Roswell Provisions to bring a true community gathering spot to the historic downtown area. The market’s European charcuterie features French delicacies such as saucisson, pate, blood sausage, lamb merguez sausage, boar sausage, and foie gras, as well as Italian meats like soppressata, salamis, prosciutto, and capicola.

TRY THIS WITH LITTLE ONES Involve the children in creating a minicharcuterie board just for them. Kids will love this! Just grab some tiny meats, cheese, nuts, and their favorite crackers mixed with fresh fruits and veggies!

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“A good first impression can work wonders.” J. K. Rowling

Impression Management By Theodora Keyserling


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A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE SAID several years ago that if a brand figured out how to communicate Clair Underwood's style on House of Cards, it would be an overnight success. There is a plethora of credible, delivery straight to your door, exceptional fashion brands. While some subscription services like Rent the Runway and Stitch Fix include a variety of brands, I am going to focus on one amazing deliver direct service with sizing from 0-22 - MM. LaFleur. What is most unique about this brand is they appeal to all ages.  I first met MM. LaFleur over the summer, when I was seeking a dress appropriate for any business occasion in which I didn’t need a blazer. The Atlanta heat tends to never end. I had online stalked MM. LaFleur and was about to order a dress when I noticed they had a new store location in the shops of Buckhead. I was met by an agreeable yet knowledgeable stylist, Lee Ramsey. He is the Atlanta store manager. He could tell I was busy and managed to offer me a drink and pull several appropriate dresses under $200 to have me leave as a very satisfied customer in less than 15 minutes. He is that good. And the brand echoes his competence with professional and polished styles in forgiving fabrics.

I mentioned that I was launching a blog focused on professional attire for busy women without time to shop. He offered to host a party for the launch of my blog, TheOProtocol, so I came back with some of my friends a few weeks later. I’m lucky enough to have friends across all age ranges so I brought a group of ladies from 24 – 68 to the MM, LaFleur showroom. I was astounded at the age versatility of the brand and this is perhaps it’s most unique feature. What was tempting to my 24-year-old friend was also a piece that was bought by her mother in the same fitting. The next day, I saw the daughter wearing the piece. My friend in her 30’s and my friend in her 60’s both feel in love with the same outfit but in different prints. Both pictured here in a pencil skirt and a top. MM. LaFleur does a great job of balancing color as well. A few key fall colors that pop, including plum, rust and a bright yellow paired very nicely with the versatile black, whites and neutrals of the line. I anticipate that this brand has the Claire Underwood seal of approval and has major staying power. An added perk is the deliver direct to door with the online styling option. Being in a hurry is no longer an excuse to looking sloppy thanks to MM. LaFleur.

THEODORA KEYSERLING MANAGING DIRECTOR - MERIDIAN GROUP PARTNERS CO-FOUNDER - THEOPROTOCOL @TheOProtocol After a decade in the search industry, Theo Keyserling formed Meridian Group Partners in 2010, a national executive search firm. Consistently complimented on her professional and personal style, she subsequently launched a professional blog, TheOProtocol, short for The Office Protocol, to aid the professional development of women through impression management.

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VOLUNTEERS FROM THE ROSWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY as well as a coordinated effort of volunteers led by the Roswell Presbyterian Church, will lay commemorative wreaths representing each branch of service on 260+ veterans’ graves in six Roswell cemeteries: Lebanon Baptist, Pleasant Hill, Mount Oliver, Old Roswell, Roswell Presbyterian and Founders’ Cemeteries. The ceremonies are held at 12 noon EST to coincide with the laying of the wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Afterwards, RHS will host a WAA ceremony with the Roswell High

School Jr ROTC, RHS Chorus, American Legion Post and the North Fulton VFW. Individuals or businesses may sponsor a wreath(s) for $15 each tohonor an American hero and pay tribute to their sacrifices. The wreaths are hand-crafted of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow in Columbia Falls, Maine. Support this effort by sponsoring a wreath or volunteering to help lay wreaths and be part of the wreath laying ceremony. Visit www.roswellhistoricalsociety.org, www. roswellpres.org or contact Lanier Deal, 770-797-5324, clifforddeal@gmail.com.

Veterans Currently Buried at Old Roswell Cemetery James Abercrombie James Curtis Isaac Lanier Frank Scott Paul Adams William Dempsey Robert Loggins Robert Scott, Jr. Richard Adams William Dickerson Lee Mashburn Robert Scott, Sr. Thomas Adams Ernest Drake Rayford Mason Nathaniel Sherman Nathan Allgood Fred Eidson Dozier Massey Julian Skelton Daniel Arnold William Ellis William Mays Robert Slaughter Given Arnold Thomas Eskew James McCurry Francis Smith Jesse Atcheson Thomas Ezzard James McDaniel Johnnie Smith Joseph Auger Johnathan Farr Elmer McGehee Lavell Smith William Bagley Charles Foster Edward McGinnis Otis Smith Eber Bagwell Edward Fowler Odus McGinnis Roy Smith Martin Ball W Freeman William McNeely Charles Sneed

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Loving Life at 95 PROFILE: Dot Heuslein

Dot Heuslein - a resident at St. George Village retirement community in Roswell, displays the secret to living a full life: optimism and generosity of spirit.


AT AGE 95, ST. GEORGE VILLAGE RESIDENT DOT HEUSLEIN proves every day that age really IS just a number. Born on Long Island, N.Y., Dot was the second oldest of 12 children. She fondly recalls her grandmother — who was from Switzerland and known as “Grandmere” — as one of the biggest influences on her life. Grandmere was an avid gardener who lived just down the street from her family. Inspired by Grandmere’s gardening talents, Dot helped with the care of the dahlias that won first prize at the county fair almost every year. Today, Dot is devoted to her garden at St. George Village, where she plants marigolds, zinnias, mums, iris and six-foot-tall sunflowers.   A wife and mother of three, Dot has always lived a life of service to others. For many years, she taught Sunday school, was a Girl Scout leader for her daughters’ troop and tutored second grade students in reading. Additionally, she volunteered with the local Red Cross, working in their Thrift Shop and on the Red Cross Blood Mobile. For 13 years, Dot worked a split shift at the U.S. Post Office in the small town of Cold Harbor, N.Y. to help put her two daughters through college. Whenever one of the two mailmen on the staff was out sick, Dot helped de-

liver the mail. She was an indispensable employee. When Dot’s husband, Bill, retired from his career with Grumman Aero Space, the couple built a home in California, DOT HEUSLEIN where they resided for 22 years before relocating to Roswell to be near their daughter. Retirement hobbies included golf and extensive travel. Now, as always, Dot continues to lead an active life. She stays busy not only with tending her garden plot, but also playing bridge, attending water aerobics class and walking around St. George Village’s quarter-mile scenic trail several times daily. Other hobbies include making all kinds of homemade soups (creamed broccoli, minestrone, chicken noodle and potato are favorites), and knitting. Dot occasionally sells her items at SGV, donating the proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association, or gives beautiful handmade items to her friends. An inspiration to everyone she meets, Dot’s “secrets” to positive aging are her can-do attitude, sunny disposition and generosity of spirit. www.30075life.com | 57

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Brandon planned to ask Jamie Jaffe of Brilliant to create a custom ring but fell in love with one that was in the store. Brandon added, “Chelsea opened the door to our room and saw the roses and champagne on the table. She said yes.”

Tis’ the season!

Engagement SEASON By Charlton Lepkofker

Yes! No. Maybe?

Charlton is a senior at Fellowship Christian School and freelancer writer for Roswell Magazine.

IT’S NO MISCONCEPTION THE HOLIDAYS present a wonderful opportunity to propose. Encompassed by the ebullient atmosphere of Christmas, people that opt to get engaged during this time do so because they are surrounded by family members and loved ones. But what should they know before starting the process of finding the perfect ring? Purchasing an engagement ring is an incredibly individualistic process that looks different for everyone. Although it is strenuous to pinpoint any single most popular design right now, one that has failed to lose relevance throughout time is the round brilliant shape, which resembles a prism-like cone. However, some current trends deviate from this classic cut.

according to Jamie Jaffe, owner of and senior designer at Brilliant, a customized jewelry boutique. “Some people like squares, some like rectangles. Others like something a little softer, like a cushion cut or an oval.” In terms of how the main diamond is showcased on the ring, people’s preference varies. “A lot of people like the stone by itself in the center, which is more of a solitaire design, and sometimes they like the sides embellished a little bit with some stones. Other people like it with something called halo, which is diamonds that actually surround the center stone.” Above all else, Jaffe remarked that Brilliant strives to find a ring unique to every buyer no matter the style, a quality paramount for sustaining lifelong satisfaction.

“Ovals or pear shapes are interesting as center stones,”

Obviously, a factor like price is also very important

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when deciding on a ring. When starting the search, you not only want to be aware of the styles of a ring, but also of how to judge its quality. “[People] are looking for getting the most they can for the best value,” said Christina Kanthak, an experienced jeweler at Meridian Diamond. Price is determined by what’s called the four Cs: clarity, color, cut, and carat weight. Clarity is the measure of a diamond’s transparency, where you want as few inclusions (marks) as possible, if any. Color is, paradoxically, how color-less the stone is and one of the most subjective ways to evaluate its quality. “You don’t want it to be a pale yellow color unless you are trying to buy a yellow diamond,” elucidated Kanthak. “You want it to be a clear diamond, not grey.” Cut refers to its shape and proportions, and carat weight to its mass. Evaluating these components holistically is crucial in deciding the overall price of a diamond. A stone that is two carats but not as colorless as another that is one carat may be much less valuable. If you plan on purchasing a ring for the holidays, be cognizant that business gets much busier at jewelry stores around Christmas. Not only are people similarly looking to get engaged, but gift-giving is at an all time high and diamond accessories are no exception. The time it takes someone to decide on a ring varies tremendously, so be prepared to devote the effort necessary for finding one that meets your requirements. “It could take a matter of minutes to many, many months until somebody makes a decision that’s right for them,” noted Jaffe. You can find Brilliant on Canton Street and Meridian Diamond on Holcomb Bridge Road both in Roswell.


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wedding A Real


Steve Stroud and Amy Gates wed on Sunday, October 14, 2018 setting an example for all of us on how to #marrylocal

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Amy Gates (Executive Director at GivingPoint) and Steve Stroud (Executive Director of Roswell Inc) take a weekend off from their community driven business lives to celebrate their wedding day with family and friends, Roswell-style.

AMY STEVE Amy & Steve Stroud | October 14, 2018 BY REGINA BARKLEY

OF COURSE WE’D HOPED TO WRITE ABOUT ALL OF THE romantic details of their first date up through to Steve’s proposal; however, those who know Amy and Steve won’t be surprised at all that they preferred we put the spotlight on all of the fabulous small business owners in Roswell who helped them put together a truly special day. As Amy puts it, “The ones who made their day flawless, beautiful, delicious and so memorable, with an extra shout out to Laura Beisel and the staff at Table and Main, who made sure the day was perfect. Get a pen and paper, guys, because this is how you do a wedding, Roswell-style: Wedding Venue: Table & Main - where they had their first date July 21, 2016 - tableandmain.com Photographer: Christina DeVictor, Someplace Wild - a Roswell based photographer, Roswell High School graduate, www.someplacewild.com Officiant: Ryan Pernice, owner of Table & Main, Osteria Mattone, Coalition F&B - a friend and former neighbor at Roswell City Walk, Roswell High graduate - www.rohospitality.com Florist: Ashley Harvard, N. Fulton based Entertainment: The Graduates ATL - an amazing A Cappella group that had performed a North Fulton Community Charities event Amy and Steve attended. www.thegraduatesatl.com Honeymoon: Michael Consoli of Cruise Planners Int’l planned their island hopping cruise in the southern Caribbean - www.planmycruise.com

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BANANA PUDDING Table & Main Photo by Lain Bagwell

SHE CRAB SOUP Table & Main Photo by Lain Bagwell

Connecticut, the youngest in a big family who all flew in for the occasion. Each of the out of town guests were presented with Roswell-style swag bags that included gift certificates to Gate City Brewing Co. (www.gatecitybrewingcompany.com), Variant Brewing Co. (www.variantbrewing.com) and Deep Roots Wine Market (www.deeprootswine.com). Other swag included beer glasses from Variant Brewing and ‘Canton Street’ beverage coasters designed by Michelle Weyant of MWDesignStudios (www.mwdesignstudios.com) and purchased through Roswell Provisions. All the extended family were able to rent homes through Airbnb and VRBO which were within walking distance to Canton Street, so no one had to rent a car. They walked everywhere, which is just how we do it here in Roswell, right? Amy was so excited to finally be able to share all of the things she and Steve love about our community with her siblings and family from Connecticut. Most had never even been to Georgia, let alone a modern Southern town like we have here. They got the royal Roswell treatment as Amy and Steve introduced them to all of the places they love. The first group of family flew in Thursday night, so wedding weekend festivities began on Friday morning at Gracious Plenty Bakery & Breakfast (www.graciousplentybb.com) on Canton Street. Later in the day, the ladies were treated to mani-pedis at Plush Wax & Nail Bar (www.plushwaxandnailbar.com). The group enjoyed lunch with the good folks at Local on North (www.localonnorth. com) and wrapped things up with drinks and appetizers at Osteria Mattone (www.osteriamattone.com) Friday night. Our terrific open container/to-go cup allowance on Canton Street was a big hit with the northerners, as well as meeting all of Amy and Steve’s favorite restauranteurs, bartenders and other locals who have made a positive impact on their lives. Saturday was more of the same good times, starting with breakfast at Crazy Love Coffee House (www.crazylove.coffee), followed later in the afternoon by casual gatherings of family and friends hanging out together at Gate City Brewing. Saturday night Amy and Steve hosted family at their home in Park at Historic Roswell (www.montehewetthomes.com), for an intimate cocktail party, after which they walked over to Deep Roots Wine Market where

the owner Dana Gurela had a charcuterie board for all of the guests. Amy laughs saying her family was so impressed they are hoping someone will open a Deep Roots Wine Market in CT! Sunday, October 14, 2018 was Amy and Steve’s wedding day, which Amy described saying, “It was magical, truly.” The girls headed to Salon Arcaro (www.salonarcaro.com) to get ready, while the guys gathered at the townhome. Both groups had delicious monkey bread from Gracious Plenty to snack on that morning, which was unanimously “delicious!” The guys walked down Canton Street with Amy and Steve’s two dogs, and Steve got his “first look” of his beautiful bride. Ryan Pernice officiated the ceremony, along with help from Amy’s Uncle who is a deacon at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Steve’s youngest daughter held the wedding rings, his middle daughter read a reading and his oldest daughter toasted the couple after the ceremony. Amy’s oldest brother Steve also gave a heart-warming toast to the newlyweds. Once the knot was tied, they enjoyed lunch with their guests at Table & Main - shrimp & grits, she crab soup and banana pudding. After posing for some photos along Canton Street the crew headed over to Variant Brewing (www.variantbrewing.com) to enjoy more family, more love and more drinks. Michael Consoli of Cruise Planners Int’l (www.planmycruise. com) put together a fantastic Celebrity Cruise to the Southern Caribbean for the newlyweds - where they turned off their phones and computers - and even enjoyed a good book or two! It’s one thing when a wedding brings together family and friends, but the unique thing about Amy and Steve’s occasion was it also brought together the community. Congratulations Amy and Steve! We are so excited for you two and have enjoyed watching y’all fall in love, Roswell-style.

PERSPECTIVE For the December production, Barrington Hall and Bulloch will be decked out in holiday finery, as it might have been in 1853 when Mittie’s wedding was the highlight of the season. Buy tickets to re-enactment at www.southerntrilogy.com.

Another Roswell wedding became a community affair to remember.

History and Romance Come Alive at Bulloch and Barrington Hall this holiday season By Beth Ward

THREE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN THE YEAR 1853, Martha “Mittie” Bulloch, the daughter of Major James Stephens Bulloch and his wife Martha Stewart Elliot Bulloch, stood before friends and family in the formal dining room of Roswell’s Bulloch Hall and married Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. In the months after the wedding, Mittie and Theodore would relocate to New York City, where Mittie would have four children: Anna, Theodore, Jr., Elliott and Corinne. Her son, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, Jr., would go on to become the twenty-sixth president of the United States. Mittie was charming, beautiful, graceful. She was a true Southern belle that many believed served as partial inspiration for Margaret Mitchell’s seminal character, Scarlett O’Hara, in Gone with the Wind.

Bulloch Hall

And on December 19, 2018, some 165 years later, visitors will be able to step back into Mittie’s world, back in time to antebellum Georgia, for an enchanting night of history and romance as Roswell’s Bulloch Hall hosts its annual reenactment event, “Mittie’s Wedding.” Guests begin their evening with the wedding, and are then guided through the house and property by lantern light. The evening concludes with some historical

storytelling and a special wedding dessert. Less than half a mile away sits Barrington Hall, a mansion built by Barrington and Roswell King, co-founders of the colony that would later become Roswell, Georgia. In 1923, then-reporter for The Atlanta Journal, Margaret Mitchell, sat down with Eva King Baker, considered the matriarch of Barrington Hall and a long-time friend of Mittie Bulloch, about what it was like to be a bridesmaid at Mittie and Thee’s wedding back in 1853. That chat became an important historical record of the time. And on December 1, 2018, Barrington Hall will invite guests back into the parlor where Margaret Mitchell and Eva Baker’s famous interview took place for “The Bridesmaid of Barrington Hall,” a historical reenactment of the conversation. Barrington Hall will be decked out in its Christmas finery as Atlanta actress, Holly Stevenson, brings to life the characters of Mitchell, Baker, and even President Theodore Roosevelt, himself. Guests will also be treated to a formal tea in the barn activity room. Ring in your holiday season with history, romance and a little magic at either of these captivating events. Reservations are recommended for Mittie and Thee’s wedding, and required for Barrington Hall. www.30075life.com | 65


New Developments The trend is luxury, multifamily living within walkable, urban-inspired, mixed use environments with ample greenspace and luxury amenities. Hillandale by Patrick Malloy Communities




ROSWELL IS A FAST-GROWING, STRONG, economically diverse suburban market with top-performing schools and convenient access to entertainment, dining and major employers. It’s logical there would continue to be an increasing demand for a variety of housing options which means developers are eyeing parcels that can meet this demand and create value for the surround neighborhoods. The trend is luxury, multifamily living within walkable, urban-inspired, mixed use environments - and especially here we demand eco/land-friendly terms. From the looks of things here, it’s apparent these developers believe we require top-quality amenities, sophistication and style. Patrick Malloy Communities | Hillandale www.pmcommunities.com 9205 Coleman Rd/30075 Hillandale was inspired by the historic streetscapes of Charleston, South Carolina. The entire community consists of only 36 homes, each echoing classic

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Southern touches including large front porches and brick exteriors. Patrick Malloy Communities intended for Hillandale to have real “curb appeal” and designed the community as such, down to the roof design, architectural shutters, and paint colors. Stanley Martin Homes | Canopy www.stanleymartin.com 433 South Atlanta St/30075 A short five minutes from downtown Roswell, Canopy features two or three story townhomes along with amenities such as a community gathering park, green space, and a dog park. Canopy’s design echoes Stanley Martin Homes’ creed and includes smart floorplans, open architecture, and the ability to completely customize any floorplan to taste. Miller Lowry Developments | Blacksmith Row www.millerlowrydevelopments.com 1075 Canton St/30075 Designed by Miller Lowry Developments, Old Blacksmith Row is a converted row of townhomes and offices originally used to house blacksmiths at the turn of the 20th century. Located just off Canton Street, Old Blacksmith row has mixed new construction with

Canopy by Stanley Martin Homes


historic details and includes a courtyard area with firepit. Another Miller Lowry Development: Vickers www.vickersroswell.com | 1180 Canton St/30075 Located directly in the heart of historic Roswell, We toured this development and wrote about it, so learn more about Vickers on page 68. Cadmus Construction | Weatherford Place www.cadmusconstruction.com 1274 Minhinette Dr/30075 Cadmus Construction combines traditional style and building with environmentally friendly tactics. They are dedicated to both superior design and using green, sustainable methods. Founded in 2005, Cadmus has won numerous awards and honors; their neighborhoods, condos, hotels, and projects can be seen throughout the southeast, including Weatherford Place, Donahue Studios, and other residential spaces in Roswell.

Schmit & Associates | Roswell Court www.schmitassociates.com 147 Norcross St/30075 Currently constructing Roswell Court and Veranda at Groveway in Roswell, Schmit & Associates prides itself on its intuitive approach to design and construction that aims to stand the test of time. Roswell Court is a smaller, mixed-use project that aims to highlight the downtown area and includes townhomes, lofts, office, and retail spaces. Veranda at Groveway is a larger community that is designed to grow in concordance with the downtown Roswell area. The community includes space for residential, retail, and civic uses as well as parks and greenspace. Canton Place Development | Canton Place www.cantonplacedevelopment.com @ Webb St and Canton St/30075 Deep in the heart of historic Roswell, Canton Place will include a 125-room boutique hotel , as well as restaurants, retail shops, an urban market and office space. Canton Place was designed to connect Historic Roswell and surrounding areas as well as to develop a central gathering place. Amenities include upscale dining, lounge, pool, fitness center, and spa; a future greenspace, garden, and outdoor ballroom is in the planning stages. The entire development was designed “to honor the look and feel of old Roswell and the historic Mill that Mr. King built in 1836.�

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Small Town + City Lifestyle It is possible to have both. BY LAURA MILLER


NOT SO LONG AGO, SEARCHING for an apartment or home which offered a “small town, yet urban lifestyle” would have been unheard of. We could have one or the other - small town or city style living - but not both. Today, thankfully this concept is not so far fetched as developers and city planners have discovered ways of achieving this delicate balance. Discriminating, savvy individuals have always required modern amenities and luxury features in their homes, but now they also want to live in the centers of small towns, allowing for walkability, convenience and opportunities to connect with others in the community. The luxury market no longer seeks to be isolated, behind gates and hedges, never knowing their neighbors.They want connection. Nestled on Canton Street in downtown Roswell, Vickers is a new boutique apartment development 68 | November/December 2018

community whose architectural and design elements blend seamlessly with the historic structures along our favorite street. The tenants who are drawn to Vickers tend to share similar preferences for a small town yet luxury urban lifestyle. The three things that make Vickers such an appealing community are its location on Canton Street, its understated luxury style and its outstanding amenities. Vickers offers a high-class, boutique collection of one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences for lease on Canton Street’s ever growing collection of trendy restaurants, one-of-a-kind bars, boutique shops, special event venues, and art galleries. The luxury apartments feature 10-foot ceilings, oversized windows, abundant natural light, quartz countertops, ample patios, deep crown molding, custom cabinetry, designer tiles, oversized showers, and

dual-fuel gas ranges in the kitchens. Outdoors, residents enjoy a scenic rooftop resident lounge, zen courtyard and fountain, reserved covered parking, as well as onsite retail and restaurant space. Designed by Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, Vickers is one of the last opportunities for businesses to find space on bustling Canton Street. Vickers ‘ resident Mikki Cash agrees, saying she loves that the apartments are “located right across from my favorite hangout.” She adds, “Beautiful apartments and an amazing location!” The community’s overall design was carefully crafted to appeal to a new luxury market which desires living a community lifestyle, and the leasing and management team remains intentional about preserving the small town vibe and affection for its community, downtown historic Roswell. When the concept first arose, the designer and the developer struggled with incorporating modern luxury into a traditionally historic, small-town like Roswell. However, a local architect stepped up to help guide the team, ensuring that Vickers would maintain this Roswell-style vibe as one of its primary objectives. Live, work, play or rest, socialize, entertain – residents can do it all at Vickers. www.30075life.com | 69




ADVOCATES By Heidi Speckhart Roswell Arts Fund

RESEARCH PROVES TIME AND TIME again that arts and culture build strong communities and that creative communities are cohesive communities. At the Roswell Arts Fund, we believe the arts bring residents together and deepen their connection and commitment to each other and their city. We work each day to fulfill our mission to strengthen the scope, quality and diversity of the arts and we strive to fully integrate the arts into all of the aspects of life in Roswell. We look to create a city that welcomes residents and visitors to a community rich with cultural experiences through unique and compelling works of public art that capture our sense of place, and the diversity of our population. If you share our belief that the arts are core to the fabric of our community, we invite you to join us as advocates for a creative Roswell. There are so many ways you can be involved! Attend a performance at the Cultural Arts Center, take one of the many wonderful visual or performing arts courses offered by the city’s Department of Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs, spend an afternoon touring the fabulous ArtAround Roswell sculpture tour, visit one of the many amazing art galleries that Roswell has to offer or simply let the Mayor and City Council know that the arts should be a city priority.

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This October, in celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, Roswell Arts Fund launched its first ever membership campaign. Every single dollar raised through Roswell Arts Fund membership helps the Fund to impact people, places and our economy as we work to ensure our city is a destination for the arts. There are numerous benefits associated with joining the Fund as a member including invitations to exclusive member events and artist talks, quarterly member only updates, and discounts on Roswell Arts Fund ticketed events. Higher level members will have the opportunity to attend our 2018 Patron and Benefactor Reception, which will include a sneak peek at the sculptures selected for the fourth annual ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour. Membership levels for 2018-2019 are $45 – Individual, $65 - Family, $150 – Patron and $500 - Benefactor. We are also always looking for volunteers, docents, sculpture and piano stewards and potential board, advisory committee and panel members. For more information about specific membership benefits, or to join as a member please visit us online at www. roswellartsfund.org or email us at admin@roswellartsfund.org


Last summer, Laureen pickled 22 pints of cucumbers.

Water Therapy Provides a New Lease on Life PROFILE: Laureen Johnson Resident of Saint George Village

WHEN LAUREEN JOHNSON MOVED TO St. George Village from her East Cobb home last year, she had been suffering from the debilitating nerve pain caused by sciatica for quite a while. “There were times when the pain was so bad, I almost couldn’t get out of bed in the morning. And I was having a lot of trouble taking care of my house and yard after my husband died,” she said. “Even after moving to St. George, I needed my meals delivered to my apartment at first.” Laureen kept thinking about her doctor’s continued suggestion that water exercise might help improve her mobility. It took a little time to move forward, but a few months later, she decided to try out the community’s indoor pool and hot tub. It didn’t take very long for Laureen to see the benefits of water therapy. “When I started using the pool…that’s when my sciatica went away!” she said. Now, Laureen makes good use of the pool five to six days a week. She does water walking, works out with water weights and participates in water aerobics classes. She also says that the hot tub with its water

jets has been great therapy for sore muscles. Most notably, just two months after she began exercising in the water, Laureen was able to discontinue the pain medication she’d been prescribed for sciatica. “Getting into the pool was the answer for me,” she said. “I haven’t had any problems with sciatica since.” With her mobility restored, Laureen feels she has a new lease on life. She enjoys spending time with her best friend and all of the new friends she has made at St. George, as well as her daughter and grandchildren, who live nearby in East Cobb and are frequent visitors. She particularly relishes working in her raised garden bed, where she grows vegetables that she shares with her neighbors. Last summer, she pickled 22 pints of cucumbers. “I had a garden at my home before I moved here, and I missed it. There’s nothing like a tomato fresh from the garden,” she said. “This is only one of the things I can do now that I can be active again.” www.30075life.com | 71


Barnsley Resort

A true luxury resort just about an hour drive from Roswell, Barnsley Resort is more than a destination or ‘getaway.’ It’s an EXPERIENCE.

TUCKED AWAY IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE Blue Ridge Mountains lies Barnsley Resort, a 3,000-acre property where history, outdoor adventure and Southern comfort come together as one. Just 60 miles north of Atlanta, this resort-meets-playground offers cozy accommodations, authentic Southern cuisine and on-site adventure for days. If you’re looking to spend time outdoors, the options are endless at Barnsley Resort. Saddle up for a horseback ride through the mountains with guided trail rides, or perfect your golf swing at the 18-hole Jim Fazio golf course, which boasts a new golf school and state-of-the-art Trackman technology. Miles of hiking trails, FIT workout trail, canoeing, and fly fishing lessons are other ways to reconnect with Mother Nature. Shooting is a must-do when visiting the property. The resort recently partnered with High Adventure Company, America’s leading provider of high-end sporting adventures, to elevate the shooting experience and create the High Adventure Shooting Grounds at Barnsley Resort. This new upland experience specializes in both wingshooting and sporting clays, with guided lessons available for all levels. Begin by mas72 | November/December 2018

tering the sport on the covered Five-Stand, and then show off your skills at either the two 14-station clays shooting courses, all recently updated with state-of-the-art Promatic machines and wireless card counting systems, or over at the hunting grounds for wingshooting. When it’s time to unwind, stroll through the Manor House Ruins and gardens, which are the remains from the resort’s very beginnings dating back to the 1840s. Godfrey Barnsley began construction on the ruins for his wife Julia, who sadly became ill and passed away before completion. It was his undying love for her that pushed him to complete the home. Be sure to take a self-guided tour in the on-site museum to learn more about the property’s storied past. Dotting the village green are 36 cottages, each individually decorated with cozy and colorful personalities. The 55-room Inn opened its doors in March 2018, and boasts a turn of the 20th century design to complement the historic and charming ambiance of the estate. No resort in the South would be complete without some finger-licking comfort food, and the resort’s Executive


Light Up the Holidays AT BARNSLEY RESORT This holiday season, plan a festive staycation to Barnsley Resort in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to participate in the resort's various holiday activities, including gingerbread house crafting, a wreath making class, hay ride, campfire stories and cookie decorating. At night, gather around and be mesmerized by more than a million dazzling holiday lights and festive décor illuminating the historic Manor House Ruins and English-inspired village.

Chef, Jason Starnes, will be sure to wow your taste buds. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available daily at Woodlands Grill, and the Southern Blue Crabcake is not to be skipped! On the opposite end of the village green is the Rice House, a 19th century farmhouse restaurant open for dinner on Thursdays through Saturdays. The Rice House menu utilizes ingredients from local farmers and purveyors, as well as vegetables from the on-site garden. The result is a ‘yard-to-fork’ menu that changes weekly to showcase in-season ingredients. The outdoor Beer Garden is worth a stop to grab a cold one on the weekends, or for a quick breakfast with a “grab & go” menu.

On Christmas Day, the new Georgian Hall will host an elaborate holiday dinner buffet with signature holiday favorites and delicious desserts made by Executive Chef Starnes. Request the 'Light Up The Holidays' promotion, which includes cozy accommodations in a cottage or the new Inn, a keepsake Barnsley Resort ornament, and $50 resort credit that can be applied to a resort activity, like clay or quail shooting at the new High Adventure Shooting Grounds, recently renovated Spa, horseback rides, or dining at any of the resort's restaurants. Promotion valid 11/24 - 12/29/18 | www.barnsleyresort.com/packages-special-offers.

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SHOP LOCAL FIRST Make a small business owner’s day!

Stylish Dogs on Canton Street Tall Tails Leather Dog Collars and Leashes Find it!


THE DOWNTOWN POOCH 1045 Canton St, Roswell/30075 Another NEW Fall arrival...Check out these Tall Tails leather collars and leashes! Awesome quality, gold hardware and reasonably priced! Sm- $20, Med- $24.99, Lg $30, Sm Leash- $40 , Lg Leash- $45


Give the gift of original, local art! CITY ANTIQUES & INTERIOR ARTS Frank Mack displays his artwork along with 100+ other local artists and vendors all under one tall roof at City Antiques & Interiors. www.cityantiques.com

Find it!

Happy Hanukkah Greeting Cards

Find it! Scripty Greeting Cards for Hanukkah


595 East Crossville Rd, #200 Contact these folks for all sorts of personalized items from t-shirts to ball caps to beer mugs, as well as unique in stock gift items. www.thepartyenthusiast.com

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Best shoes ever! Toms Canvas Classics

PLATO’S CLOSET 10506 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell Sales of TOMS Shoes, Eyewear, Coffee and Bags drive Giving through the TOMS One for One® model. Every time a TOMS product is purchased, a person in need is helped. Plato’s Closet in Roswell has them at great prices! www.platosclosetalpharetta.com

Roswell Makers & Entrepreneurs Gift ideas for the people on your list!

Great gift for an athlete on your list! Freeze Sleeve Cold Therapy Compression Sleeves Revolutionary natural pain relief sleeve for muscles and joints, sized for men, women, children. For arthritis, injuries and sports recovery. Offers total compression coverage, conforms to the body and provides 360 degrees of compression therapy. Roswell entrepreneur maker! www.freezesleeve.com

Crowlers - Gift the gift of Roswell-made Beer! 3 Craft Breweries in Roswell - Buy a six pack of one of their seasonal creations, wrap it up and put it under the tree for that special friend who is difficult to buy for! Buy crowlers at the breweries or special selections for retail at Tap & Six (www.tapandsix.com) FROM THE EARTH BREWING - www.ftebrewing.com GATE CITY BREWING - www.gatecitybrewingcompany.com VARIANT BREWING - www.variantbrewing.com

Stocking Stuffers! Restaurant Gift Certificates

ADELE’S ON CANTON Who wouldn’t love a gift card to a fabulous local Cajun restaurant with a reputation for outstanding taste and servie? Check out this poboy on the right! www.adelescajun.com

Versatile and Durable Woven Baskets 9 DESIGN HOME & GIFTS

Global inspired baskets with cute tassels and handles would be great filled with magazines, a throw blanket, botanicals or even TP and hand towels in a powder room. Large $65 | Small $45 | www.9design-home.com

Find it!

Fine European Linens Legna Classic Bedding

HEIRLOOM IRON BED CO. & FINE LINENS Legna Classic Italian Bedding Ensembles in Multiple Colors, www.heirloomironbed.com

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givelocal Think outside the Big Box store! personalize almost any gift! ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE Up to 70% off storewide! Nov. 23 - Dec 31

THE PARTY ENTHUSIAST 595 E. Crossville Rd., Ste. 200 Roswell GA 30075 (470) 514-5649 info@thepartyenthusiast.com @thepartyenthusiast Make everyone on your gift list feel extra special this holiday season with gifts personalized just for them! We offer hundreds of personalized gifts for all ages! Drop in to see us and let us create something unique for you! www.thepartyenthusiast.com

PLATO’S CLOSET - Roswell 10506 Alpharetta Highway (770) 642-4255 platosclosetroswell@gmail.com Don’t strees over holiday shopping! Give the gift that keeps on giving with a gift card to Plato’s Closet Roswell. Now through Dec. 24th for every $25 you spend on gift cards you will also receive a $5 coupon. Roswell location only. www.platosclosetalpharetta.com @platosclosetroswell

New Location! Terry Parker’s HEIRLOOM IRON BED CO & Fine Linens

9 DESIGN Home Decor & Gifts

27 Oak Street, Roswell, GA 30075 (678) 710-6160

1158 Canton Street (770) 545-8200 info@9design-home.com

For 25 years, the Heirloom Iron Bed Co. has been located in the heart of Historic Roswell. We sell Beautiful iron beds made in the USA, fine European linens and a large selection of unique home accents and gifts.

Drop in for holiday shopping and home decor essentials to create a cozy environment to share with friends and family this festive time of year. Shop our jewelry, candles, bags, pillows, throws and lots of seasonal decor.



CITY ANTIQUES & INTERIOR ARTS 700 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Ste. 100 (770) 645-2525 Can’t decide on that unique gift for the holidays? Give a gift certificate from City Antiques and let that special someone choose from 1,000’s of unique antiques, collectibles and vintage items. “The Largest Antique Mall in Roswell” @cityantiques 140+ Dealers and Consignors 160+ Booths and Display Cabinets 21,000 sf Showroom * 7,500 sf Courtyard


ADELE’S ON CANTON 1169 Canton Street (770) 594-0655 Hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner! Adele's is perfect for your parties and family get togethers. We also have a great catering team that can handle any size. Easy catering request form: www.adelescajun. com/catering. Adele's gift cards make the perfect holiday gift !!! www.adelescajun.com


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Recipe courtesy Sumptuous Living Make this appetizer, take a pic and tag her on Instagram with the #sumptuousliving! Follow @sumptuousliving

Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Fig Balsamic Glaze & Goat Cheese Thanksgiving is coming right up! If you’re hosting this year, then consider serving the “Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Ever,” which is guaranteed to make your loved ones feel warm inside. Crusty bread loaded with oven roasted butternut squash, creamy goat cheese, tangy fig balsamic onion glaze, and crunchy pistachios. Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Author: Mandy Landefeld | Yield: 24 servings INGREDIENTS 1 Butternut Squash, peeled and cut into small bite-size cubes (microwave whole squash for 4 minutes to make it easier to cut) ¼ cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, divided 2 TBS Chicken Stock Kosher Salt Fresh Ground Pepper

1 cup Chopped Onion 1 jar Fig Preserves ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar 24 slices Ciabatta Bread 16 oz log Goat Cheese ½ cup chopped Roasted Pistachios 1 TBS Fresh Thyme Leaves

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a sheet pan with heavy duty foil. Place cut butternut squash on pan and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with kosher salt and pepper and toss together. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool. While butternut cooks, sauté onions in 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat, season with salt and pepper and cook for 5-7 minutes ( or until onions are golden). Pulse cooked onions in a food processor with a jar of fig preserves and balsamic vinegar and allow to cool. Brush bread slices with olive oil and place on a sheet pan and toast lightly in oven. Smear goat cheese on bread and top with pieces of roasted butternut, a drizzle of fig onion sauce, chopped pistachios and fresh thyme. 78 | November/December 2018


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By DINA CELENTANO | Decades of Beauty Instagram @decadesbydina Dina lives and works in Marietta as a professional make-up artist with 25+ years experience. Her work has been seen in Southern Bride, Black Bride and Munaluci.

Now that the leaves have changed and fallen, your makeup transitions from warm autumn shades to rich velvety tones. Time to get your sparkle on and find that perfect holiday lipstick! MPJ Photography

BROWS Anastasia Brow Whiz $21 This retractable pencil is ideal for for outlining and creating hairlike strokes in areas where the hair is sparse. There is a spoolie on the opposite end to blend for a natural finish. Anastasia Dipbrow $18 This waterproof brow color is perfect for sculpting and defining brows. Use an angles brush to apply and a spoolie to blend. ULTA AND SEPHORA EYE SHADOWS Anastasia Modern Renaissance $42 This beautiful palette has 14 shades with the perfect blend of neutrals and berry tones. Anastasia Sultry $45 This is the perfect palette for that smoky eye, with shades ranging from golden mattes to bronzy metallics. These velvety shadows create an endless array of holiday looks. ULTA & SEPHORA

EYELINERS Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner Black $27 Lancome Artliner Black $31 - BELK MARIETTA, ULTA & SEPHORA LIPS Bold Lips Nars Satin/Afghan Red - rich garnet - $28 Banned Red - Mulled Wine Sheer/Shrinagar - Metallic Raspberry Nars Audacious/Mona - Mahoghany - $34 Urban Decay Vice/Maniac - Walm Plum, pearl finish - $18 Cruel Urban Decay - warm red with a pearl finish Lancome L’Absolu Rouge/Berry Noir 397 & Magnetic Fever 506 $32 - BELK MARIETTA, ULTA & SEPHORA Nude Lips Nars Semi Matte Lipstick - $28 Pigalle (Neutral Pink Chocolate) Audacious Lipstick/Barbara(tan rose) Sheer Lipstick/Shrinagar(metallic raspberry) Satin Lipstick/Rosecliff Nars -(soft rose) - ULTA & SEPHORA www.mymariettalife.com www.30075life.com || 79 79

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MARGARITA MYTHS NOT Just for Spring and Summer Best in Mexican restaurants Only with limes and tequila

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Margarita

Roswell’s best restaurants have 'seasonal' menus to serve the freshest local ingredients. If you thought margaritas were just for summer, think again. Here are some options that will work deliciously this Fall and Winter.

EVERY AUTUMN USUALLY FROM September to November, cranberries reach their peak of color and flavor and are ready for harvesting. Pomegranates’ season typically runs from October through February. Ellijay apples, grown in Georgia's Apple Capital, are the first new crop available in the country every year, with the season beginning in late August. Pumpkins are in season in the South from September through December. With an increased focus on 'farm-to-table' cuisine, how much attention is given to 'farm-to-glass' drinks? Moderm mixologists and bar managers know how to work fresh ingredients into their creations, too. Margaritas are extremely versatile, and are easily adapted to the season by substituting for classic fall flavors like ginger, apple, pomegranate, pumpkin and cranberry.

Apple Cider Martini Margarita

Check out this fall-inspired Apple Cider Martini Margarita you can enjoy after even after Labor Day: INGREDIENTS 2 c. apple cider 1/2 c. silver tequila 1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice sugar, for rim

Cinnamon, for rim salt, for rim Apple slices, for garnish Cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Taqueria Tsunami/30068 & 60 Angel’s Burritos -Square/30060 Where to get seasonal margaritas this Fall: La Carreta Taqueria/30062 Laredos Bar & Grill/30066 Papparito’s Cantina/30067 Loco Willy’s / 30064 PURE HOLA! Zama /Taqueria 30066 Julia’s Taqueria/30060 Ceviche Rojo Cocina Los Arcos / 30062 Hildago’s/30064 El Porton Monterrey DIRECTIONS: In a pitcher, combine cider, tequila, & lemon juice. Dip Tiajuana Joes / 30066 & 68 Taqueria Real/30067 El Zarape glasses in water, then into mixture of sugar, cinnamon & salt.Fill with Ceilo Blue Cantina / 30064 margarita & garnish with an apple slice & cinnamon stick. 80 | November/December 2018


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