Ribbon cutting at Lenox Mall Nike storeIf you’re wondering who’s got the Swoosh, look no further than the new Nike store at Lenox Square Mall! On Tuesday, October 30, Nike fans gathered in front of the 23,000-square-foot Nike store to witness the grand opening and to do a little shopping.  NFL player Hines Ward was also on hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting, which honored the Butler Street Community Development Center.

The two-story retail space is unique not only because of its special features, like the Nike Touch Screen which allows people to customize the look of the Nike sneaker, but also in its design.  One of the members of Nike’s global design team, David Brady, was on hand to explain the concept behind this innovative space. “We wanted to incorporate the local culture of the city,” he explained. Some local touches include banners from local universities and a pictorial tribute to the Butler Street Community Development Center. This eco-friendly space boasts re-claimed gym floors, benches and gymnastic rings, a score board and more.

The store itself has everything a sports and fitness fans could want – a bra bar which includes bra fitting services for women, fuel bands, the famous shoe wall and of course, Nike gear galore. Head to Lenox Mall today to check out all your Nike options!

Shoe wall at the Lenox Square Mall Nike store

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Reelin' In The PrizesCalling all fishermen! Georgia State Parks is having a statewide fishing challenge now through December 1, 2013. The Reelin’ In The Prizes Fishing Challenge includes 38 parks including everything from warm water streams to large lakes and salt water fishing. The goal? Catch fish, of course. Then snap a picture with your catch next to the Reelin’ In The Prizes measuring sign at one of those 38 fishing sites, and email or mail your photo in. You can post one photo per day, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will pick the winners. The prizes are perfect for you fishermen (and women!) out there: a Big Green Egg Grill, a $200 Bass Pro Shop gift certificate, or a Fishing Combo Rod & Reel Package by Shakespeare with a $50 Bass Pro Shop gift certificate. There are separate prizes for bass, trout and catfish, so get casting and reel in whatever you can!

For more information about the challenge and fishing in Georgia State Parks, go to the challenge’s website, call 770.975.4025 or email Lisa.Liu@dnr.state.ga.us. Happy fishing!


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Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition license plateThe Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition has made it possible to show your support of prostate cancer awareness with a new license plate. Since the state of Georgia approved the issuance of this plate, it is now available for purchase when it comes time to renew your car tags. For every one bought, $22 will go toward a free prostate cancer screening for unemployed and uninsured men.

Details: www.georgiapcc.org

You can also support prostate cancer awareness efforts at the 2013 Moustache Dash 5K and 1-mile fun run on November 9!

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Jessica Shops Pick of the Month

Hugrz boot coversNot only can you change the look of one pair of boots with Hugrz boot covers, but you can also keep your legs warm in colder temps. These boot covers look great with short boots, pulled up on tall boots, or pulled up on your legs to make your short boots look tall! They offer over 20 different styles in materials such as faux fur, wool and velvet. Perfect for travel, they also make a great holiday gift. Prices start at $30.

For more information about Jessica Dauler, visit www.jessicashops.com


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Dr. Brian Maloney from The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery answers a reader’s question about fat-transfer procedures.

Dr. Brian Maloney from The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic SurgeryQ: I’ve heard mixed reviews on using your own fat (instead of a filler) to replace volume in conjunction with cosmetic procedures like facelifts. What is the current status of the fat transfer procedure?

A: Twenty years ago, fat transfer was very unpredictable. Many times, the fat would reabsorb and the effects were lost. Over the past 10 to 15 years, medical research has identified the challenges while refining the process and the tools that we use. The result is that fat transfer today is much more predictable and long-lasting for most patients. The additional plus side to fat transfer continues to be the fact that the procedure utilizes your own tissue which is not “foreign” to your body.

Do you have questions for our doctors? If so, please email your questions to editorial @ bestselfatlanta.com.

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Publisher Sherri Adair, sporting her 'stache for men's health awarenessBest Self Atlanta publisher Sherri Adair explains the serious issue behind the fun of the Moustache Dash race. 

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, and one in six American men will be diagnosed in his lifetime. Despite those scary statistics, prostate cancer has an extremely high cure rate if detected early. The missing link? Awareness.

It’s so wonderful to see everyone come together during October to wear pink ribbons and talk about breast cancer. Even pro football teams are sporting ribbons on their helmets. Now that it’s November, we need to extend that same widespread awareness to diseases that are equally devastating to men. We wear pink to promote women’s health, and in November we’ll dash with a ‘stache for men’s health!

The moustaches-in-November idea originally began in Australia with the movement called Movember, which has spread worldwide. Men begin growing moustaches on November 1 to become walking billboards for men’s health issues. Movember is the inspiration for the first annual Moustache Dash, our race on November 9. Partnering with sponsors Georgia Urology and Big Peach Running Stores, we invite you to come out to Town Brookhaven and join in the moustache fun. Men are encouraged to grow their own, and everyone is welcome to the free, stick-on ‘staches that will be provided. Face painters and temporary tattoos will also be available on race day, so you’ll have plenty of options to show off your Movember spirit.

The day includes a 5K and a 1-mile fun run, and in addition to moustaches, participants will get long-sleeved T-shirts, awards for the winners in each age group, and the chance to compete in the moustache contest. The categories are Best Real Moustache, Best Faux Moustache, and Most Spirited Moustache Dash Team, so don’t be afraid to get into the moustache theme! Use #MoustacheDash to tag your race-day photos on Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word about this fun event.

At the end of the day, we hope moustaches will be an instant reminder for everyone who sees them: a reminder for men to get tested, a reminder for women to support the men they love, and a reminder for all of us to unite in spreading awareness.

To register, volunteer or participate in the expo, go to www.bestselfatlanta.com

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Kiss my Face Sport Treat Mint Lip BalmThe new Kiss My Face Sport Treat Mint Lip Balm, SPF 30, protects sensitive lips against UVA and UVB rays while also moisturizing with shea butter and vitamin E. Even if you are slathering sunscreen all over your face, chances are you may forget about your lips, but not with this option in your pocket. Keep your pucker safe from harmful UV rays by swiping on this lip balm with SPF. This little stick is also water resistant, gluten-free and paraben-free. Made with no artificial colors or flavors, the Kiss My Face Sport Treat Mint Lip Balm is infused with peppermint for a cooling finish. $3.49

Details: www.kissmyface.com


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Alpha Hydroxy AcidsAlpha hydroxy acids are natural acids derived from fruit and milk sugars, and they help exfoliate skin. Make sure you know how they can help and harm your skin.

Pro: In high concentrations, available through in-office dermatology treatments, alpha hydroxy acids can reduce the appearance of fine lines and scars with effects that can last two to five years.

Con: You may experience flaking and redness for some time after the treatment. You also may be more susceptible to sun damage, so keep wearing your sunscreen.


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Keisa Leprell Davis, an Atlanta life coach from Be You Be Now, offers her advice on how to get rid of guilt.

Keisa Leprell Davis from Be You Be NowQ: How can people overcome their guilt?

A: As a life coach, I help people overcome their guilt by acknowledging it and learning how not to repeat it.

Q: Are certain personalities more prone to feelings of guilt?

A: If you are human, you are prone to feelings of guilt. Most often, people who live each day to higher standards are the ones who experience a greater amount of guilt. They strive to be the best and try hard to avoid making mistakes.

Q: Who can you talk to about guilt?

A: A life coach, counselor, spiritual leader or someone you can trust.

Q: What is the best way to get rid of guilt?

A: Recognize that you are human and not the only one who has had to face it. Identify what you did to cause the guilty emotions and which of your moral standards you violated, and then learn from your mistake.

Q: What is a positive affirmation someone can use to help deal with guilt?

A: First, know that you are not controlled by your past actions and believe that bad actions can turn into good. Then, tell your guilt it can no longer live in you. Do something nice for yourself or those you have hurt. Make a purposeful effort never to repeat the same mistake again. Keep a journal of the progress and positive things you are doing now in your life.

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The Sewing Studio in AtlantaIf you want to learn to sew on a machine but aren’t sure where to start, check out the beginners classes at The Sewing Studio. You can let your artsy side out instead of scratching your head over the thought of a bobbin. Bring in your own machine and learn exactly what to do to create an artsy pillow cover, a stylish cooking apron or even a cute handmade bag. Your creativity can run wild once you get the basics down, and if you want to learn more, continue on to the intermediate classes.

Details: The Sewing Studio, 5309 Peachtree Blvd, Atlanta, GA, (678) 694-1960, www.thesewingstudioatlanta.com


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