Jazz FestivalJazz legends, icons and innovators will delight audiences in Piedmont Park at the 39th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival this Memorial Day weekend, May 27–29. This year’s lineup features internationally renowned saxophonist Benny Golson, Grammy Award-winning pianist and singer/songwriter Eliane Elias and up-and-coming jazz drummer Jamison Ross. This free event will keep you humming all weekend long. There is a local artists’ market filled with one-of-a-kind pieces, plus plenty of food and beverage vendors.

Details: atlantafestivals.com

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HA5

 

Naturally occurring in the skin, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) acts as a built-in hydrator, holding in moisture to keep skin healthy. Over the years, the level of HA in your skin decreases, reducing your skin’s ability to rehydrate efficiently—which can lead to wrinkles and lines. Using a mix of five forms of HA, the HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator by Skinmedica improves your skin’s ability to replenish its own HA and immediately smoothes dryness.

Details: ha5.skinmedica.com, bellabyalethea.com 

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Whiteman - Sawyer Photography - BSA 0617David Whiteman, MD, FRCS (c)
Southern Plastic Surgery
Body Contouring

For more than two decades, Dr. David Whiteman has been transforming the lives of his patients through plastic surgery; his dedication to his patients and his practice has only gotten stronger over the years. When it comes to helping his patients achieve their goals, Dr. Whiteman believes not just in the power of surgery, but also in the power of health and wellness education. Seeing his patients become comfortable and confident with their bodies while simultaneously embracing healthy habits is what continues to make his job a joy each day.

What keeps me motivated is coming to work, making people happy and trying to do good things.”

Details: southernplasticsurgery.com

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We certainly know that people all over Atlanta are living their best lives over the age of 40, because we hear their stories of personal growth and giving back to others each year during our Over 40 & Fabulous! contest.

This year, we engaged an Over 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board of experts on topics including volunteerism, fitness, hair care and cosmetic procedures. They provided professional advice on how they got into their fields, and how they’ve grown throughout their careers and personal lives to help inspire us to live our best lives as well.

Check out the editorial contributions from Dr. David M. Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery at bestselfatlanta.com or by watching the video below.

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A DeKalb County police detective sergeant, Steven J. Dean, 46, ranks fitness and healthy living high on his list to keep strong for both his challenging job and his rewarding work mentoring at-risk youths.

Has your perception of 40 changed?
I thought 40 would feel old—but I’m really in my prime! Positive energy and a healthy diet preserves youth.

How do you give back to the community?
I’m committed to mentoring at-risk youth. I’ve worked on teams with my fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, as well as with the Victory for the World Church, coordinating gang summits to connect law enforcement with concerned parents, community leaders and gang members. The goal is to inform the community and deter crime in neighborhoods, as well as to give young teens an opportunity to be successful and productive.

What inspired you to do this particular kind of charity work?
I have been blessed to have a great family and group of friends. I want to help others have a chance to make their dreams come true through hard work and perseverance. I think of my mother’s favorite quote, “By the Grace of God, there go I.”

Who helps you be your “best self”?
So many great people support me: Atlanta Track Club, Orange Theory Northlake, Stone Mountain Cycling, my fitness advisor Cliff Boyce, Dr. Kyle Hammond, Dr. Dexter Innis, and Angela Dean, director of The Joshua Generation.

What advice do you give those not yet 40?
Keep God first, smile often, dance in the mirror, avoid negativity, laugh often, eat clean, help others, work out daily, dream big and wear something that fits!

To see the complete list of 2016 Over 40 & Fabulous! winners check out the June digital issue.

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Hrobowski - Sawyer Photography - BSA 0617Tara N. Hrobowski, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute
Advanced Heart Failure
and Transplantation Cardiologist

Science has always piqued Dr. Tara Hrobowski’s interest, and it was that spark that led her to the medical research field. As much as she loved her job in a lab, something was missing. Dr. Hrobowski longed for more face-to-face interaction with the people she was helping and realized that becoming an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist would allow her to use her love of science to connect with people and help heal them. While it is those very day-to-day interactions during a time of crisis that can be emotionally difficult, the connection to her patients is what Dr. Hrobowski says makes her job worthwhile.

“It took 15 years to get where I am and, at the end of the day, I can’t even remember what it was like to be in anatomy and physiology, but I can specifically remember patients’ names, their mothers’ names, their children that they left behind. I can remember all those things.”  

Details: piedmont.org

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As the owner/partner of Jewels with a Purpose, Victoria Rosetti, 49, knows a bit about the sparkle in life. She uses her talents and her business to shine a light on those in need.

What is the best thing you’ve learned about yourself since turning 40?
Tap dancing is not just for little kids and life experience is invaluable. I had my first son at age 40. My 40s are my best years yet. I turn 50 this year and I’m just getting started.

What is your favorite way to give back to your community?
My jewelry business is charity-based, so I give back every day by donating a percentage of sales to charities and organizations. Over the past three years, we’ve supported more than 50 charities and donated thousands of dollars.

How do you stay fit and healthy?
I do high-intensity cardio several times a week,  and I also enjoy running road races, hitting the gym and walking my dog.

What advice do you have for those not yet 40?
Take care of your health first! Exercise and eat foods that add value to your life. Enjoy life, travel and have fun.

To see the complete list of 2016 Over 40 & Fabulous! winners check out the June digital issue.

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We certainly know that people all over Atlanta are living their best lives over the age of 40, because we hear their stories of personal growth and giving back to others each year during our Over 40 & Fabulous! contest.

This year, we engaged an Over 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board of experts on topics including volunteerism, fitness, hair care and cosmetic procedures. They provided professional advice on how they got into their fields, and how they’ve grown throughout their careers and personal lives to help inspire us to live our best lives as well.

Check out the editorial contributions from Dr. Tara Hrobowski of Piedmont Healthcare at bestselfatlanta.com or by watching the video below.

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When Tom Sullivan takes the mic, his audience relaxes as though enjoying time with a BFF. This popular television host and emcee lives to bring happiness to others. 

What have you learned about yourself since turning 40?
It wasn’t until I lost some jobs that I realized my career didn’t define me. That period of growth was a valuable life lesson and I’m grateful for the transition.

How do you stay fit and healthy?
I took fitness to the next level in 2015 when, at a party, I met certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist Scott Cameron of Buckhead Elite Training Studio. Scott spoke about Cryo Elite Therapy. I soon tried it and then made the best decision of my life—to improve my God-given body.  I’ve now learned to be truly healthy. I also get a spiritual boost from Pastor Andy Stanley of North Point Ministries and the devotionals of Bob Gass. Also, I look to the experts of Buckhead Wellness Center, Noveau Face and Body Clinic and Esthetic Dental Solutions Spa.

What is your favorite way to give back to your community?
My career gives me the opportunity to do a tremendous amount of charity work. I am so proud of the team effort during my time at Star 94 FM, raising funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In 2012, I took my first mission trip with SERV International, first to the Dominican Republic and later to Africa at their House of Hope orphanage. I literally cried at every turn, overwhelmed with joy and a supernatural peace. I returned two years later, deepening my involvement and experiencing real change in action.

Do you have advice for those not yet 40?
Be humble. Be filled with love and gratitude— those are two of the most powerful words in the English language. Always keep learning and growing.

To see the complete list of 2016 Over 40 & Fabulous! winners check out the June digital issue.

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We certainly know that people all over Atlanta are living their best lives over the age of 40, because we hear their stories of personal growth and giving back to others each year during our Over 40 & Fabulous! contest.

This year, we engaged an Over 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board of experts on topics including volunteerism, fitness, hair care and cosmetic procedures. They provided professional advice on how they got into their fields, and how they’ve grown throughout their careers and personal lives to help inspire us to live our best lives as well.

Check out the editorial contributions from Dr. Michelle Juneau of Dermatology Consultants at bestselfatlanta.com or by watching the video below.

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