Friday, 16 October 2015 20:35

Best of 2015 Contest Winners!













Here are this years "Best of 2015 Contest" Winners:

Best Animal Rescue   Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Best Anti-Aging Medical Doctor   Dr. Rhett Bergeron
Best Anti-Aging Medical Practice   New Vitality Medical Institute
Best Art Gallery   Muse & CO. Fine Art
Best Barre Instructor   Katy Gibson
Best Barre Studio   Pink Barre
Best Bookstore   Little Shop of Stories
Best Boot Camp   Taddas Fitness
Best Botox and Filler Injections   A New You Skin & Body Clinic
Best Charity Running Event   National Parkinson Foundation - Moving Day Atlanta
Best Chiropractic Care   Dr. Caroline von Fluegge-Chen
Best Chiropractor   Austin Corrective of Cohen Chiropractic
Best Classes/Workshop   Charm Etiquette
Best Colon Cleansing   Clear Path Wellness
Best Comedy Club   Dad's Garage Theatre
Best Cooking Classes   The Cook's Warehouse
Best Cosmetic Dentistry   Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
Best CrossFit Gym   Crossfit East Cobb
Best CrossFit Instructor   Chris Romano of CrossFit Perimeter
Best Custom Bra Fit   LiviRae Lingerie
Best Cycling Shop   Cycleworks
Best Dance Instructor   Jay Varnedoe
Best Dance Studio   Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta
Best Dentist   Atlanta Smiles and Wellness
Best Dermatology Practice   Dermatology Center of Atlanta
Best Dog Park   Brook Run Dog Park
Best Doggie Day Care   Puppy Haven
Best ENT Practice   Northwest ENT
Best Esthetician   Lidia Nistor-Reteneller
Best Eye Clinic   Milan Eye Center
Best Eye Doctor   Thomas Eye Group
Best Eyebrows   Alyson Hoag at Authentic Beauty
Best Eyelash Extensions   Sweet and Lashful
Best Facial   Pure Aesthetics & Skin Care
Best Farmers Market   Buford Highway Farmers Market
Best Farm-to-Home Delivery   Peach Dish
Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant   Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails
Best Fertility Specialist   GA Reproductive Specialists
Best Financial Counselor   Laura Schilling
Best Food Truck   The Blaxican
Best Gastroenterology   Brian Hudes of Advanced Gastroenterology Associates
Best Gluten-Free Bakery   American Gra-Frutti
Best Golf Store   Golfsmith
Best Groomer   Groom with a View, Inc.
Best Group Fitness Class   Rowbot Fitness
Best Group Fitness Instructor   Charles Anderson
Best Hair Colorist   Jasmine Howard
Best Hair Restoration   Dr. Ken Anderson
Best Hair Salon   Aura Hair & Makeup
Best Hair Salon for Blowouts   GlowDry
Best Hair Stylist   Steve Hightower
Best Health Food Store   Nuts 'n Berries
Best Healthy To-Go   Good Measure Meals
Best Holistic Healing Center   Vitality Project
Best Hypnotherapist   Becky Shanks
Best Indoor Cycling Studio   FlyWheel
Best Integrative Medicine   The Atlanta Center for Holistic & Integrative Medicine
Best Juice Bar   dTox Juice Bar
Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant   Bantam + Biddy
Best Kids Fitness   Cardio Kool Kids
Best Large Fitness Facility   YMCA of Northwest Atlanta
Best Laser Hair Removal   Bella by Alethea MedSpa
Best Life Coach   New Perspectives for Life
Best Local Coffee Shop   Octane Coffee Shop
Best Local Festival   Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Best Local Food Blog   We Like To Cook!
Best Local Museum   High Museum of Art
Best Local Skin Care Products   Sally B's Skin Yummies
Best Local Vet   The Village Vets
Best Local Vineyard   Chateau Elan
Best Makeup Artist   Paula Molinari
Best Manicure/Pedicure   Polished a Nail and Beauty Lounge
Best Martial Arts/Boxing Gym   Szondi Martial Arts and Wellness Institute
Best Massage Therapy   Jonathan Bautista of Catalyst Fitness
Best Matchmakers   One on One Matchmaking
Best Microdermabrasion   Amy Anderson at Prima Clinical Skin Care
Best Music Venue   The Tabernacle Atlanta
Best New Restaurant   Gusto! Restaurant
Best Nutritionist   Sandy Dalis, Crave Nutrition
Best OB/GYN   Dr. Assia Stepanian
Best Orthopedist   Dr. Krystal Chambers
Best Outdoor Gear   Mountain High Outfitters
Best Overall Spa   Sufii Day Spa
Best Park   Piedmont Park
Best Pediatrician   Dr. Philip Spandorfer
Best Permanent Cosmetics   Michael Lynch
Best Personal Stylist   Kam Throckmorton
Best Personal Trainer   Todd Hancock
Best Personal Training Facility   Stellar Bodies
Best Pet Boarding   Best Little Dog House in Georgia
Best Pet Store   Uptown Pups
Best Pet Walker/Sitter   Margie Adams
Best Pet-Friendly Restaurant   Lucky's Burger & Brew
Best Physical Therapy Center   Stability Physical Therapy
Best Pilates Instructor   Megan Hunter
Best Pilates Studio   Body Awareness Studio
Best Place for Family Fun   Lanier Islands
Best Place to go Dancing   Johnny's Hideaway
Best Plastic Surgeon for Breasts   Dr. Ruth Celestin
Best Plastic Surgeon for Face   Dr. Carmen Kavali
Best Plastic Surgeon for Lipo   Meadows Surgical Arts
Best Plastic Surgeon for Tummy   Dr. David Whiteman
Best Podiatry   Atlanta Foot and Ankle
Best Primary Care Doctor   Dr. Marion Owen
Best Rec Sport League   Atlanta Sport and Social Club
Best Restaurant for Lunch   Souper Jenny
Best Rock Climbing Wall   Atlanta Rocks!
Best Running/Walking Gear   Big Peach Running Co.
Best Small or Medium Fitness   Catalyst Fitness
Best Sugaring   Defined Sugaring Studio
Best Sunless Tan   Spray Studio Custom Sunless Tanning
Best Theater   Fox Theatre
Best Urgent Care   MedPost Urgent Care
Best Urology   Georgia Urology
Best Vegetarian Options   Cafe Sunflower
Best Vein Treatment   VEINatlanta
Best Volunteer Opportunity   Habitat for Humanity
Best Waxing   European Wax Center
Best Weight Loss Program   Citron Nutrition Clean21
Best Workout   FORME
Best Yoga Instructor   Becky Nickerson
Best Yoga Studio   Thunderbolt Power Yoga
Best Zumba   Kandice Shelton




Wednesday, 14 October 2015 20:34

Atlanta Smiles and Wellness

Atlanta Smiles and Wellness is a family-oriented practice with expertise in cosmetic dentistry and wellness. Dr. Dina Giesler is a Master Dentist of the Academy of General Dentistry, a very high distinction achieved by less than one percent of dentists. Dr. Marianna Kovitch is an active Board member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Co-president of Diversity in Dentistry group and a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. They share the same philosophy in conservative treatment along with passion of health, nutrition and wellness.

Monday, 28 September 2015 20:47

Vinings Surgery Center

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Monday, 28 September 2015 19:38

Kaiser Permanente

Monday, 28 September 2015 15:26

A Coordinated Approach to Cancer Care

At Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, we know that every person, every cancer diagnosis, and every road to recovery is unique. That's why our Breast Care Center offers a personalized approach to treatment that provides our members with a convenient, coordinated and compassionate care experience.

When lumps are diagnosed and treated in their earliest stages, breast cancer treatment has a much higher likelihood of success. That's why we encourage our members to follow a breast health routine that includes regular mammogram screenings, which can help detect breast cancer up to two years before it can be found by self-examination.

If a Kaiser Permanente member has an abnormal mammogram result, our Breast Care Center is notified instantly through our electronic health record, which connects our members to their entire care team. A biopsy is often scheduled by the following day.

Photo-01After receiving a cancer diagnosis, our members sit down at a table with a breast surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and breast care coordinator to create a comprehensive care plan. This multi-disciplinary team approach to care—with patients playing an active role in the decision-making—results in a more coordinated, timely and satisfying care experience.

Along with our streamlined and coordinated approach to breast health care, we also offer the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program that our members can enroll in after completing treatment. A dedicated Breast Care Center specialist monitors the health of participants, who receive physical evaluations, psychological screenings, a comprehensive review of treatment received, as well as a five-year plan for follow-up care.

To learn more about Kaiser Permanente's unique approach to cancer care, visit


Pierson Gladney, MD

Kaiser Permanente Sandy Springs Medical Office

Dr. Pierson Gladney is triple board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. She is graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed her residency and a fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine.




Sponsored by: Kaiser Permanente |


Monday, 28 September 2015 15:18

Your Most Beautiful You

For over six years, Atlanta residents have been turning to Bella by Alethea MedSpa to regain their confidence and radiance through the latest Anti-Aging treatments.

Whether you're looking to tighten, pamper or tone up, president Alethea Tinkle and her highly trained staff of Medical Professionals and Laser-Certified Aestheticians have always prided themselves on helping clients discover their most beautiful selves through state-of-the-art science.

That's why owner Alethea Tinkle is excited to announce the launch of its very own premier skincare line, Be Bella Skincare. The line features an eye cream, antioxidant cleanser, vitamin C towelettes and more. The system can easily be incorporated into your current beauty routine or used exclusively.

Bella-American-Laser-Centers"From the potent ingredients to the pretty packaging, I am extremely proud of Be Bella Skincare. I guarantee it will provide the dramatic results my clients expect from me," says Tinkle.

In addition to Bella's new skincare system, clients can now receive injectables by appointment, along with treatments like Medical Microdermabrasion Facials, Non-Surgical Facelifts and more. For those on the go, Bella by Alethea MedSpa is the ultimate one-stop shop for Anti-Aging treatments and products.

Sponsored by: Bella by Alethea | 4603 Wieuca Road | Atlanta 30342 | Phone: (678) 908-3491 |

Monday, 28 September 2015 15:04

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Javelin Strategy & Research, an average of 7.5% of American households had some type of identity theft each year (as of April of 2015). Here are five tips to try to avoid being a part of this statistic:

  1. Tax Return Pin. One way these thieves are using stolen identities is by filing false tax returns. The thief files your income tax return and shows that you are owed a refund. The refund is directed to an account that does not belong to you. You have no idea anything has happened until you file your income tax return and the IRS rejects your tax return stating you already filed. Now you must prove to the IRS that you are really you.

    If you live in Georgia, Florida or Washington, DC, you can avoid this scam by getting a PIN to file your tax return.

  2. Social Security Number Protection. You can also avoid identity theft by not carrying your social security number with you (in case your wallet or purse is stolen). Do not provide your social security number unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor's office, for instance, will request it, but this is unnecessary.

  3. Avoid Unknown Callers. Do not answer calls from unknown numbers. Many of the identity thieves will call and try to persuade you (very convincingly) to give them information about your bank, social security, birth date, etc. Do not give out that information.

  4. Passwords. Your passwords should include two capital letters as well as numbers, letters and symbols (@$% for instance). You should change your passwords monthly or at least quarterly.

  5. Credit Report. Pull your credit report each year for free by calling 1-877-322-8228 or online at

If someone steals your identity: (1) Call the police and file a report; (2) Call social security and notify them; (3) Hire a monitoring company to watch your credit; (4) Contact the credit companies and put a fraud alert on your credit; and (5) Contact to report the theft to the FTC.

Securities offered through Triad Advisors, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Financial Innovations, LLC. Financial Innovations, LLC is not affiliated with Triad Advisors, Inc.


Laura K. Schilling, JD, CPA, CFP®, CSA
Financial Innovations, LLC

Laura Schilling isn’t your typical financial planner. She is also a world traveler who has been to Asia, Africa, Europe, and Israel.  Laura is an active member in the community, a mother of two, and a champion for each of the working mothers she employs.  As principal and founder of Financial Innovations, LLC, she staffs her firm with stay-at-home moms who work to meet the needs of their clients around the globe.

Sponsored by: Financial Innovations, LLC  |  6111 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite F101  |  Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (404) 458-0065  |  Fax: (404) 393-3063  |  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   |

Monday, 28 September 2015 14:55

Naturopathic Care Leads to Vitality

Debra MacIntyre, ND, caught the health care bug decades ago when her exercise program freed a client from their blood pressure medication. "I knew I had found my purpose in life: to help people regain their health," says MacIntyre. So she ditched the fitness industry and decided to pursue nutrition and naturopathy.

Her passion for helping and healing people holistically, along with the entrepreneurial tug she'd always felt, led her to open her own practice, Natural Health Solutions. Her practice, which specializes in homeopathy, has helped patients remove toxins from their bodies, relieved ailments traditional medicine just can't figure out and more. She's even found an anti-aging treatment that doesn't involve needles or tongue-twister product names – imagine that!

Photo-01After 20 plus years of treating clients and two back-to-back "Best of" awards since opening in 1994, MacIntyre now feels the time is right to transition Natural Health Solutions into Vitality Project. Even though her practice's name is changing, her goal to heal patients from the inside out remains the same.

MacIntyre and her team have helped countless patients restore their health with a free consultation, in which they share their goals, followed by a custom program to make those goals a reality. Programs incorporate lifestyle tweaks, some detoxification and a sprinkle of supplementation here and there. Patients aren't in it alone, though – the team is there every step of the way. "We are partners in helping them to achieve their goals. This is not just a job to anyone in our clinic," says MacIntyre.

She hopes that the new Vitality Project name will reinforce the longstanding passion behind the practice's purpose, to help patients to live, grow and develop into their best self.

Sponsored by: Vitality Project | 11285 Elkins Road/Suite J1 | Roswell, GA 30076 |  | (770) 817-8028