9th annual Empowerment Event from Little Pink BookJoin other successful female business leaders from across the U.S. as they come together for the 9th annual Empowerment Event on November 12. Event-goers can participate in educational and inspiring panel discussions and networking opportunities at the InterContinental Buckhead.

Details: For more information, contact info@littlepinkbook.com or (404) 574-5353

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Whitney Manns from WM Wardrobe ConsultingWhitney Manns, owner of WM Wardrobe Consulting, gives her fashion tips for the upcoming holiday season.

Q: How can you update your wardrobe for the holiday season?

A: Invest in a leather biker jacket. Add a touch of cobalt blue. Try wax coated jeans in a shade of oxblood or olive green.

Q: What is the one staple every wardrobe should have?

A: Ladies should own a fabulous pair of winter cognac or black boots. Gentlemen want to make sure they own a great fitting blazer or sport coat.

Q: If someone wants to make a big fashion change, what would you recommend?

A: Do something out of your norm. Ladies can add a fur vest to your normal attire, or men can throw a cable knit cardigan over a shirt and tie.

Q: What is a popular fashion trend to try this holiday season?

A: Spice up your wardrobe with leather, either with a leather shirt or a dress trimmed in leather.

Q: When all else fails, who can give you great fashion advice?

A: Reach out to a wardrobe consultant for a quick session to help you find ways to maximize what you already own by creating looks that you would never think of.

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World of Tea collection from Numi Organic TeasIf you don’t want all the calories and sugar of hot chocolate this winter, let tea warm you up instead. This month, Numi Organic Tea is launching their World of Tea Collection, featuring familiar teas like Earl Grey and Chai and more far-flung tastes like Gunpowder Green from Taiwan and Rooibos from South Africa. Wherever your taste buds lead you, the temperature will definitely be right for our area of the world. $29.99

Details: www.numitea.com

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Sally B's Skin Yummies Lip SkinniesMade with over 98 percent organic ingredients, Lip Skinnies from local retailer Sally B’s Skin Yummies combines the soothing quality of lip balm with the color pop of a lipstick. Hydrating ingredients include organic sweet almond oil, organic mango butter, organic cocoa butter, coconut oil and vitamin E. These petroleum-free and gluten-free lip colors are great for day or night and come in several fun colors including raisin, pink roses, deep red, nutmeg spice and frosting. $9

Details: (877) 344-4537, www.sallybskinyummies.com

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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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