2020 Over 40 & Fabulous! Top 40 members share their stories of inspiration.

Rhiannon Tzimenatos shares her key to success.

Click here to watch Rhiannon Tzimenatos share her key to success.

Rhiannon Tzimenatos

Tune in for Rhiannon’s story on what has contributed most to her success in life.

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Zohra Aslam

Zohra Aslam

Zohra Aslam

The advice that I would give to anyone in their 20’s, 30’s or any other age is to not take your mental, physical and emotional health for granted. 

Most people don’t think twice about this because they are healthy and capable in the moment. It isn’t until one gets symptoms or diagnosed with a health condition or illness that we begin to take things seriously and take action to get better. Physical, mental and internal health look different for everyone. One can look perfectly healthy on the outside, yet their body can be sick and unhealthy on the inside.

If we were all educated about nutrition, food, exercise and how to reduce and manage stress we could prevent illnesses before they occur. There are so many things in our life that we wish we could control, i.e. money, love, success. We have been given a blessing that the food we put into our body is one thing that we can control and the right healing foods can prevent or reverse any illness one may have. I am a believer because I myself have been on a healing journey for the last 6 years from chronic illness, including cancer. Being aware and taking action of what I put into my body has had a positive effect on my healing journey. We only get one body so make sure to love and give respect and kindness to your body. Because at the end of the day we know our body best and if we don’t take care of it nobody else will.

Click here to watch Le'Dor Milteer share the best parenting advice she ever received.

Click here to watch Le’Dor Milteer share the best parenting advice she ever received.

Le’Dor Milteer

Shares the best parenting advice she ever received.

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Nova Kopp

Nova Kopp

Nova Kopp

The advice I give women and men in their 20’s-30’s is to focus on building and sustaining a strong personal brand specifically in these key areas:

  • Spiritual – God first! Seek Him in all you do, be a servant leader and remember the golden rule!

  • Physical (health and wellness) – you only have one body. It is a temple, take care of it!

  • Mental (continuous growth) – Never stop learning! When growth stops, decay begins.

  • Financial – Be a good steward of your finances. Save, save, save!

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Watch Rhian Sharp share her advice for those in their 20's and 30's.

Click here to watch Rhian Sharp share her advice for those in their 20′s and 30′s.

Rhian Sharp

Shares her advice for those in their 20′s and 30′s, the advantages of embracing who you are, and the importance of taking care of yourself first.

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We are happy to present our 2020 Over 40 & Fabulous! Top 40!

Tune in June 1-June 22 for inspirational messages, advice, and stories from our Top 40 contestants.

Amanda HallAmanda Hall—Being fabulous isn’t just being my best; it’s bringing out the best in my community and the people around me!

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Christiane WyckoffChristiane Wyckoff—My passion is teaching and inspiring both students and adults! I love giving back to my community. After losing 70 lbs and regaining my health, my goal is to help piggyback my daughter, Carden Wyckoff, who has muscular dystrophy, up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Fall 2020.

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David AferiatDavid Aferiat—Attitude is altitude. I practice staying present to engage the world for the better. My shareable toolkit includes fitness, Champagne, and cooking.

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Deidre PrattDeidre Pratt—Personal Development Strategist. Speaker. Author. Deidré passionately inspires children and adults to discover the beauty and power of SELF WORTH.

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Donna LoomisDonna Loomis—My goal is to shine from the inside out, being your Best Self, helping caregivers and those with Alzheimer’s.

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Dr. Jason RegisDr. Jason Regis—This contest is the essence of my life, profession, and passion.  It is my mission to lead by example and encourage others to be their best self every day.

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EElise Tedeschilise Tedeschi—Elise Roth Tedeschi is a Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Survivor turned advocate. Elise is the Atlanta Affiliate Chair for PanCAN and the Sr Director of Marketing for Buckhead Life. Elise’s greatest love is being a mom to 2 amazing boys and a  wife to Patrick for 19 years.

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Ethan KingEthan King—From starving artist to owning multiple million-dollar brands, Ethan King adds a new dimension of “cool” to entrepreneurship. The co-founder/CEO of Zeus’ Closet also serves as former Atlanta chapter president, and global member-leader, in the nonprofit ‘ganization, helping 14,000+ business owners in 62 countries grow personally and professionally.

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Hicham AzhariHicham Azhari—Hicham Azhari attributes his work ethic to lessons he learned from his grandfather. His philosophy is to work hard and always give back. These are trying times and Azhari believes our success and survival depends on people who believe in one another. Health and safety first. #ATLRestaurantsUnite

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Ivory ShieldsIvory Shields—I will use my platform to bring awareness to the transformative power of mindfulness and healing from childhood trauma.

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Joanne CurtinJoanne Curtin—Originally from Dalton, Joanne resides in Milton with her husband and business partner, Tom, and their two children. She also leads The Joanne Curtin Real Estate Network, a top-producing team in the Southeast that consistently sells more than 160 homes each year.  Never one to stop learning, Joanne continues to attend sessions and training, is a member of the coveted Gary Keller’s top 100 Mastermind group and a certified Quantum Leap instructor.  And Joanne loves to create family photo albums!  As well as share great pictures of homes with her community to inspire and enjoy.

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Jotholyn MasonJotholyn Mason—LIVING MY BEST LIFE!!! My name is Jotholyn and I’m here to show you how to look Fabulous After “50″!! I believe ALL women are beautiful, no matter your body type! Although we’re aging like fine wine, we can still look and feel radiant.

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Karen FilosKaren Filos—Hairstylist, makeup artist, & owner at Monarch Safe Beauty Studio. Cancer survivor, philanthropist, wife & mother of three young adults. As a cancer survivor in the beauty industry, my mission is to create a toxin-free salon and wellness center where women can feel safe, connected, and beautiful without compromising their health.

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Karin LuiseKarin Luise—Dr. Karin is an award-winning author, Master Coach, Course Creator & Transformational speaker. After reinventing herself several times following adversity, she followed her calling to help individuals find personal power by guiding them into deeper alignment & sacred freedom. While she works with clients worldwide, she is committed to raising consciousness here in Atlanta.

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Kim CooperKim Cooper—I’d like to share what I have learned about being my BEST SELF: love without judgment, grace, perseverance, forgiveness, trusting the process, and patience. Always patience!

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Kim SchaperKim Schaper—I’m Kim Schaper and I wear a lot of hats to serve one very special purpose: helping women like you heal from the stress and fatigue that’s shutting you down, and turn you into the powerhouse woman you were meant to be. I’m a women’s wellness guide, a nutrition coach, a hormone expert, and a fitness trainer. I also speak and write about women’s health and serve in animal activism.

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Le'Dor MilteerLe’dor Milteer—Le’Dor Milteer should be voted into the top ten for her BOLD national show, In A Man’s World, produced by Viola Davis on the Bravo TV Network, exposing sexism and mom bias in Politics. As an author and a Mom Activist, she continually advocates for human rights by educating, empowering women and staying committed to the community. For more info on Le’Dor and her #MomMovement please visit: www.ledormilteer.com

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Lynn McCrayLynn McCray—Vote for me.  I’ll bring awareness to BSA readers one sole (soul) at a time to our Total Health concept.  I’ll teach you how to have a fabulous life; look good, feel good, have fun and be a ShoeGooder!  The goal: to enjoy all the beauty and wonder of life.

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Marie-Anne CasseeMarie Anne Cassee—Life is more about you than about me, I love to give, I love to show you that life is so much more than our eyes can see and our ears can hear. Life almost destroyed me, my husband passed, his brother too, but I’m still here to love you.

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Marsha GloverMarsha Glover—I have always been very shy about accolades and compliments. I think because I feel as though I could do more, so thank yous’ are premature. In addition, I used to think instead of highlighting my work with accolades I can use that spotlight to uplift someone else.  Being Over 40 and fabulous to me means embracing my achievements and being an example for my children. I want my children to know that my success or achievements are because I believe in paying it forward and it will come back to you twice as much. I live by the philosophy what makes you legendary is the impact you have on others.  I am proud of my achievements in my past career as a registered nurse as well as my new career as the Executive Director for Kile’s Beautiful Mind (KBM).  KBM allows me the opportunity to impact children in the community and my reward is the children’s success. It’s one thing to impact the lives of your own children but it’s another to reach outside your arms-length and impact children in the community aka the village. Please vote for me.

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Michele StumpeMichele Stumpe—Market Disrupter in Business (Taylor English Partner), Georgia non-profits (Giving Kitchen co-founder) and International Social Impact (Children of Conservation Founder)

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Miguel WilsonMiguel Wilson—Though making other people look good is my business, I never forget to take care of myself and my community. I’m fabulous not just because I’ve managed to age past 40 looking and feeling good, but because I choose to give more of myself than required.

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Nova KoppNova Kopp—My mantra is “you only look as good as you feel” that is why I believe to be your best you need to focus on your Physical, Mental, and Spiritual growth. I pay it forward in my life by giving back to others at any opportunity by inspiring others to be their best self. Remember that “All things are possible for those who believe.” You can be anything you want to be when you believe in yourself; I’m just your biggest cheerleader. If you choose me, I will carry the honor forward and continue to help others achieve their best self.

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November NicholsNovember Nichols—November Nichols is the founder of L’Artisan Muse, a luxury wellness maison that offers a curated collection of holistic luxury products and services for the mind, body, soul and home. She created the safe haven to help others practice self care, feel good and put more good into the world.

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Screen Shot 2020-06-03 at 5.46.40 PMOnica Blaize—I believe the way a woman walks says a lot about her! I walk with faith, purpose and resilience!

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Parish HattubParish Hattub—Our hearts are what make us most beautiful! I believe in doing good as often as possible and always being of service to humanity. My best self embodies being authentic, genuine, spiritual, compassionate, and kind-hearted.

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Patrick LeePatrick Lee—With hope and love, Patrick overcame adversity and found excellence in sports, academics, business and family. When asked to volunteer, the answer is always yes.

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Phillip ThomasPhillip Thomas–United States Air Force Veteran, current college professor and athletics administrator. Advocate for students with special needs and Autism Walks.

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Pitter GoughnourPitter Goughnour—I love bringing people together on a common platform where each is mutually benefitted. I enjoy donating my time and services to various communities and organizations. It’s a JOY to share my giftedness in photography by helping people, young and old, see their God given beauty and potential!

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Rhian SharpRhian Sharp—I’m a simple girl originally from Trinidad, but I believe in living life in overdrive. I’m 49,  I’ve run 2 marathons, over 18 half marathons, placed in a figure competition. I have an MBA and an MHR. I was the first HR Leader for an agency that focuses on Mental Health.  Healthcare is my passion, ensure that organizations have the best healthcare teams is what my business strives toward. I’m a single mom of 2 amazing kids!  Christian (15) and Reagan (12).  They are ready to change the world. Ladies and gentlemen, you can have it all because you deserve it!

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Rhiannon TzimenatosRhiannon Tzimenatos—Dedicated professional fitness trainer, who beat a secret addiction to alcohol, created her own successful wellness business named Purposely Sober to help empower others to live their best life by being FIT and SOBER.

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Rosie FalconiRosie Falconi—Artist and Model Rosie Falconi, 47, is feeling better than ever since going vegan in her 40s. She volunteers and donates her art to various animal rescues and hopes to inspire others to see the beauty and interconnectedness we share with all living beings.

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Sachi Nakato TakaharaSachi Nakato Takahara—Known for her smile and bold, positive attitude, Sachi strives to be the best version of herself for her family, staff, guests and community.

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Shelby TriickShelby Triick—Shelby seeks to empower those around her to find their voices and embrace healthier lifestyles.  She is a dynamic leader in the business community and continues to seek out ways to lift others up so they may realize their full potential.  Through community engagement and leadership she strives to find ways to improve her environment and the lives of others.

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Sophia KehlerSophia Kehler—After overcoming the challenges of single parenting sons, I donated my belongings and moved to Togo. I found my voice, my inner freedom. My passion for helping people is demonstrated via hosting my podcast, teaching yoga, and working with non-profits. Fabulous is not something you do—it’s who we are.

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Su LongmanSu Longman—I cannot say I have qualities that can tower other wonderful and beautiful nominees; however, being a first-generation Korean-American immigrant, I offer a bit more diverse and unique perspective, which, I believe, has kept me motivated throughout my life. My hybrid culture opened my eyes to a new world where it is OK for a woman to be strong mentally, and physically, and spiritually, and that it is OK to be the BOSS without any fear or a backlash. Being over 40 and Fabulous means embracing all of these qualities as a woman, and yet, know when just to be a woman who is gentle, kind, and giving to others, and to myself.

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Theja ReeseTheja Reese—Theja Reese has been keeping herself busy over the course of her multi-industry career. From Emergency Medical services management to director of a large real estate investment firm, even so, she has always found time to help others, stay healthy, and improve her surroundings. She is a long time dog mom, with three of her babies coming from Angles Among Us pet rescue. She is also married to a fun loving husband, has a daughter in college, and recently made the heroic choice to adopt her own niece. When she’s not taking care of those around her, she enjoys staying toned as a certified Exhale Barre instructor and testing out the latest and greatest in the beauty industry.

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Winter BaservaWinter Baserva—Winter is the only real estate agent extraordinaire who has been featured on HGTV’s House Hunters in Atlanta multiple times, in addition been a market segment specialist for CNN. She’s leveraged her success and platform to do more for others like Andee’s Army Brain & Spinal Cord Foundation, CDKL5 Foundation & 410 Bridge where she’s adopted a child in Uganda.

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Zohra AslamZohra Aslam—Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful~be brave~be sincere~be silly~be passionate~be present~be inspiring~be grateful~be full of surprises~be strong~be intelligent~be giving~be adventurous~be kind~be free~be loving~be healthy~be you

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A special thank you to our Advisory Board Partners:

Facial Plastic Surgery: Brian Maloney, MD, FACS, of Maloney Center for Facial

Plastic Surgery Fitness and Well-Being: Suzanne Cypert of Concourse Athletic Club

Nonsurgical Facial Aesthetics: Monte Slater, MD, FACOG, ABAARM, of Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic & Center for Anti-Aging

Hair Care: Amanda Hair of Bob Steele Salon

Body Plastic SurgeryAlan N. Larsen, MD, of Buckhead Plastic Surgery

Hair Restoration: Ken Anderson, MD, FISHRS, ABHRS, of Anderson Center for Hair

Injectables: Seth A. Yellin, MD, FACS, of Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery, Laser & Aesthetics Center

Nonsurgical Body Aesthetics: Renee Smith, Robbie Spence & Dr. Alan Larsen of Slim Studio

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Screen Shot 2020-04-15 at 1.19.02 PMLocal business has always been the heart and soul of our Atlanta Best Media. Not only do they provide our community with places to shop and eat, but they are run by local experts who provide us with advice on how to live our best lives.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we would like you to join us in showing love and support for these fantastic businesses, the very same ones who have helped support us all these years. We’re calling it #localbizloveatl, a special digital initiative that provides you with ways to connect and support our wonderful community while social distancing.

Each week we’ll bring tips and tricks and more to keep you occupied during shelter-in-place, along with ways to support Atlanta’s best businesses in the categories of:

Show your favorite local spots some love by filling out this form to have them featured or tag them on social using our tag #localbizloveatl.

These times may feel uncertain, but together we can make it through and grow into a stronger community because of it.

All the best,

The Atlanta Best Media Team

 

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BUSINESSES OPENINGS

The Maloney Center Cares For Patients and Community Members In Need

Maloney Center Staff with Food Donations

Maloney Center Staff with Food Donations

The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is open for business! Your health is the top priority and as such they are following universal precautions for your best care. If you would like to schedule an appointment, you are welcome to text or give the office a call at 770.804.0007. Patient appointments are spaced out for your protection. 

It’s not just about client care at the Maloney Center though, the staff and patient community are dedicated to caring for those less fortunate as well. On May 6 and May 8 the practice hosted their 2020 spring charity event with donations being collected for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Patients and staff collected over 53 cans of vegetables, 49 cans of soup, 45 cans of fruit, and much more! Overall the food donated supplied 330 meals for community members in need!

Follow along with the Maloney Center on Instagram @maloneycenteratl for practice updates and more!

More Businesses Reopenings

Le Colonial offerings

Le Colonial offerings

Le Colonial Atlanta—Effective immediately, Le Colonial Atlanta, a celebration of the seductive spirit and vivid flavors of 1920s French Colonial Southeast Asia, will reopen with limited outdoor dining. To ensure the safety of guests, employees, and the community, the restaurant, which includes multiple open-air seating areas, is taking extra care and precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Flower Child—Flower Child Lenox and Flower Child Sandy Springs have reopened their dining rooms for limited capacity dine-in service. As they reopen their doors to the community, they have implemented new operational standards and experience guidelines to keep guests and employees safe and healthy.

 

Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry—Is excited to welcome back their patient family and community! Rest assured, their office is the cleanest place you will be! All ADA and CDC procedures and protocols are being followed. Please view their website at www.acfdga.com for an informational video from Dr. Silverman. You may also reach the practice at 678.389.9000 with any questions or to schedule.

 

Comfy casual by House of Wallace

Comfy casual by House of Wallace

House of Wallace—Open with limited hours and practicing social distancing including no more than six customers in the store and one person to a dressing room. No cash sales. Free tie-dye masks with a $100 purchase. Shop online via website or Instagram. Temporary store hours: M-Sat, 11am-5pm.

 

Injury & Wellness Specialists of Georgia—Open and ready to welcome patients.

 

Lavish Nail Lounge—Open for business!

 

Radiance Medspa Atlanta—Open and ready to serve clients.

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Remodel your kitchen with the help of CR Home

Remodel your kitchen with the help of CR Home

CR Home Design Center—For the last 50 years, countless customers have chosen Construction Resources and its family of companies as the leading construction supply source for home remodeling and building projects. Showrooms are now open and dedicated team members are ready to help you get your project done right!

 

PlayNation of Georgia—The PlayNation showroom is now open by appointment only. To take a look at one of the stunning swing sets in person, give the team a call at 770.424.7779 during business hours to set up an appointment. If you’re ordering in-stock accessories, they will prepare your order and have them ready for you to pick up. They will even bring them out to your car when you arrive – just give them a call when you’ve parked.

CORE Buckhead & CORE Wellness—Is now open for physical therapy services. The team is also offering private Pilates and Gyrotonic sessions. Check out the CORE web site and social for special offers!

 

Laser Voyage Cafe—Laser Voyage Cafe is open for Laser Tag Private Parties of up to 30 Guests.  Prices start at just $100 per hour…call 678.515.3430 for info or reservations!!

 

SHRED415 Video

Learn more about SHRED415 by watching the video here.

Shred415Alpharetta—Shred415Alpharetta is open and ready to offer you the best 60-minute workout in town. A 60 minute HIIT workout focused on strength and cardio the community makes progress together and is excited to help you reach your goals. First Class is on them!

 

SPENGA Fitness—SPENGA is now open! Expect a reduced schedule with reduced class sizes.

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Discover More Fitness, Food, and Other Local Businesses You Can Support by Clicking Here!

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Bob Steele Salons Reopen: A New Salon Experience Built with Safety in Mind

Bob Steele Stylist Ming Matthews

Bob Steele Stylist Ming Matthews

by Atlanta Best Media founder, Sherri Adair

Atlanta’s hair experts lead the way with medical-grade air and surface sanitation, temperature checks, and minimal contact services.

As our state and businesses begin to slowly open up, it is imperative we take personal responsibility for how we proceed to protect our health and the health of those around us. Let’s face it, there are business owners who are hyper-vigilant and will go to extraordinary lengths to provide a safe, healthy environment for their customers and there may be some who do not. It is up to us as individuals to make sure we learn about business practices and how they are working hard to protect our health and the health of their workers.

Bottom line…if it doesn’t feel right and you don’t feel safe, don’t go there.

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My First-Class Experience at Bob Steele Salon

Sanitize, temperature check and masks provided before you walk in the salon

Sanitize, temperature check and masks provided before you walk in the salon

Last Thursday I was invited by my friend and business owner, Amanda Hair to visit Bob Steele Salon during their “soft” opening. She wanted me to see the protocols they had worked to put in place and get my feedback. From one business owner to another, I consider Amanda to be one of the best business minds around and the culture she has built for her team at Bob Steele Salons is one I have always admired. I was honored that she invited me and interested to see what this “new” salon experience would look like.

I was beyond impressed! Before you set foot in the salon, you check in at an outdoor station where your temperature is taken, your hands are sanitized and a mask is provided if you don’t have one. I was the only person in the salon and was absolutely in awe of how clean the place looked. It was immaculate. I was greeted by the receptionist who wore a facemask and immediately taken to my stylist Ming Matthews. Complete with protective masks and gloves, Ming wasted no time. After a 5 minute consultation, she colored my hair and washed it. I was in and out in an hour and 15 minutes. For added safety, the salon does not dry and style hair at this time.

Above-and-Beyond Air Care

My lovely receptionist at Bob Steele

My lovely receptionist at Bob Steele

What is truly amazing is what you don’t see…Bob Steele Salon has made a significant investment of $50,000 that truly goes above and beyond to ensure safety for all.

Searching for the absolute best technology for keeping her clients and stylists safe and healthy, Amanda Hair chose to install the same high-level Synexis system used in hospitals in all five Bob Steele Salon locations! An anti-microbial air sanitizing system, Synexis uses dry hydrogen peroxide gas to sanitize the air and surfaces on an ongoing basis. You can find more information on how the amazing Synexis technology works here.

I have every confidence in the world that my safety was Bob Steele Salon’s number one priority. They spare no expense in making sure that safety procedures are in place and employees and customers have the proper safety equipment to protect everyone in the process. Plus, my hair looks amazing!

I would have no reservations referring anyone to any of Bob Steele Salon’s five locations. For a complete set of safety guidelines or to make a reservation, click here.

Bob Steele Salon | (404) 262-9499 | BobSteele.com

  • ALPHARETTA: 2500 Old Milton Pkwy., Ste. 130, Alpharetta, GA 30009
  • ATLANTA: 4403 Northside Pkwy., Ste. 160, Atlanta, GA 30327
  • EAST COBB: 2960 Shallowford Rd., Ste. 202, Marietta, GA 30066
  • ROSWELL: 625 W. Crossville Rd., Ste. 122, Roswell, GA 30075
  • SMYRNA: 1265 W. Spring St., Ste. C, Smyrna, GA 30080

More Businesses Reopenings

Absolute Image Consulting— Absolute image is open for business. The team has spent the shutdown preparing the center for a clean reopen and they are ready to help you with your hair loss solutions. Each new client will be provided a new mask, gloves, and cape so don’t let that hold you back!

The team at the Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic

The team at the Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic

Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic and Center for Anti-Aging—Open and excited to serve our Buckhead Community Aesthetic Body Sculpture is taking additional precautions to keep you safe. Spring Beauty Offers include Botox and Dysport! Visit their website to claim your savings.

Atlanta Face and Body—Atlanta Face and Body’s AAAHC accredited office-based surgery center has always practiced the utmost in safety and sterility. They have new COVID-19 protocols in place including a socially spaced waiting room, taking you directly from your car to the treatment room, providing you with masks and gloves, and practicing social distancing where possible.

Atlanta PT—The clinic is open and seeing patients in-person or virtually via telehealth. Extra precautions are being taken to keep our employees and patients safe. They offer orthopedic, TMJ, vestibular and pelvic floor physical therapy.

Dr. Giesler and Dr. Kovitch of Atlanta Smiles

Dr. Giesler and Dr. Kovitch of Atlanta Smiles

Atlanta Smiles—Back to business with regular and extended hours, Atlanta Smiles continues to follow strict safety precautions to ensure the safety of all staff and patients, plus additional measures are recommended by the CDC, OSHA, and the Georgia State Board of Dentistry. They are also still offering teledentistry appointments via video conferencing.

Blushbaby Lash & Makeup Studio—The studio is open and taking sanitary and safety measures seriously for the health and well-being of clients and team members. Plus, get 30 percent off Full Set Classic Eyelash Extensions. The team can’t wait to lash you!

Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia—Open for in-office and telemedicine appointments.

Click here for a short video from Goldstein Dental Center explaining their safety precautions

Click here for a short video from Goldstein Dental Center explaining their safety precautions

Goldstein Dental Center—Excited to finally be open again! The staff missed seeing everyone and doing the work they love! Please call 404-869-7711 to catch up on your missed cleanings or that brightening bleach for your pearly whites.

Injury and Wellness Specialists of Georgia—Open and offering specials for the month of May and Mother’s Day! Chiropractic Consultation, exam, therapy, mechanical massage for $49 or Three-visit package: Consultation, exam, therapy, mechanical massage and spinal adjustment for $139. Free consultations are given to those who may have been injured in a car accident.

Institut’ DERMed Spa—Institut DERMed Spa is pleased to have reopened with limited appointments for spa services as of April 31st. By adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, safety and satisfaction are their top priorities. At this time they are booking appointments by phone ONLY. Please call 404-261-5199 to schedule.  The spa is open for retail purchases at this time and you may still call ahead for quick pick up.

LiviRae Lingerie—Opening May 14 by appointment only. All fitting appointments will require the client to wear a face mask during the duration of their time in store, and immediate washing of hands upon entering the business. Appointments have a $25 deposit which will be applied to your purchase the day of your fitting.

The team at the Maloney Center

The team at the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery

Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery—The office is open and scheduling botox and fillers (along with all other in-office procedures). Surgical procedures will be taking place at Perimeter Surgery Center. Virtual or in-person consultations are also available. Schedule your appointment by calling 770.804.0007.

Maple Drive Dentistry—The number one priority of Maple Drive Dentistry has always been the health and safety of its patients and team. Infection control has always been a top priority using hospital-grade disinfectants and infection control recommendations made by the CDC, OSHA, & ADA to ensure a safe and clean environment. To adhere to the agency’s recommendations, you may see some changes when you come into the office. Call the office at 404-237-0497 for more!

New You Aesthetic—Open for business, call for an appointment.

Sculpted Contours Luxury Medical Aesthetics—Reopening date May 11. The caring staff is excited to see everyone back in the office and will be following all guidelines for safety!

Brows by Waxing the City

Brows by Waxing the City

Waxing The City—Waxing the city is dedicated to keeping members, staff and all those in the community safe. We have implemented safety steps mapped out by the CDC and State Board.

Total Body Therapy of Georgia LLC—Total Body Therapy of Georgia is open again to help you through these times. They are now offering IV therapy to help you boost your immune system in addition to their other procedures. To assure the health and safety of staff and patients, they are only allowing one patient in the clinic at a time. For more information please call (404) 777-1911.

Carla Fields Fitness—Carla Fields Fitness is a welcoming, 4,000 sq. ft. personal training gym that trains small groups of three, every hour from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. by appointment only. Blending cardio with weight lifting for sculpting, toning and sensible plans that work! Schedule your appointment online or call at 678-283-9978.

Workouts at Fit Family

Workouts at Fit Family

Fit Family—Starting with a soft reopening, only one client will be in the studio at any given time slot. Masks, social distancing and the cleaning of all contact surfaces is done after all appointments. Training is also available online and the 1st session, in person or online, is always FREE! Email [email protected] to set up your free session today.

hCG Weight Loss and Wellness—Call the team at 404-968-9642 to learn more about their fantastic weight loss program. Three locations to conveniently serve you—Sandy Springs, Vinings, and Johns Creek.

Studio Bungee—Open for business. No more than three people to a class with the space cleaned before and after every class. New classes are being added every week until there is a return to the normal schedule.

All Four Seasons Garage & Entry Doors—Open to serve customers 24/7 while practicing CDC guidelines to keep you safe.

Allgood Pest Solutions—Open for pest, termite and introducing disinfecting services.

Alpha Rug Expo— We are open for business as usual

Candles at EcoHome Atlanta

Candles at EcoHome Atlanta

EcoHome Atlanta Fine Gifts & Home Decor—EcoHome Atlanta features luxury eco-friendly and sustainable gift and home decor products. Most of our vendors are local or from the Southeast and many also have a policy of giving back. Shop unique gift items for Mother’s Day, Nurses Week, and Teachers Appreciation Week. To honor them all items in the store are 25% off through Saturday May 9!

Enhance Floors & More—The Design Center is open to customers by appointment only, Monday—Saturday from 10a.m. til 5p.m.

Fabric & Fringe Warehouse—Open for limited hours, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10a.m.-4p.m. and Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.

Fern Valley—Open and providing amazing landscape design to homeowners and small businesses throughout the metro Atlanta area. Fern Valley has been providing Landscape Design, Installation, and Landscape Care for over 20 years.

Flooring from FloorMax Direct

Flooring from FloorMax Direct

FloorMax Direct—Floormax is open with specials and deals on flooring. We have been following CDC guidelines and want to help you find a flooring you will love at a great price.

Fleming Flooring & Design Centers—Our showroom is open Monday-Friday from 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.

Giovanni’s Tile Design—Although showrooms are currently closed for walk-ins, they are welcoming in-store appointments at the Alpharetta Showroom. Masks and gloves are required.

Guardian Heating, Air, Plumbing & Electrical—Guardian is open and saving your day with Expert Service! Voted best HVAC Company 2019. $57 AC Tune Up! Free In Home Estimates! Meet Or Beat Your in Hand HVAC quote Guaranteed! No Repair Service Call Fees! Free HVAC Giveaway to Front Line Workers! Go to our website for details!

Highland Antiques is open and ready to serve you

Highland Antiques is open and ready to serve you

Highland Row Antiques—Find your next home decor treasure by following Highland Row Antiques on Facebook and Instagram. They are constantly updating their feed with wonderfully curated pieces from their network of dealers. See something you like? Make an appointment with them by calling (404) 815-8830 or email them at [email protected].

Horizon Home Furniture—Open with new shipments coming soon. They are ensuring their customers’ health with proper procedures in place.

NorthPoint Appliance—Open for business.

Pineapple Porch Boutique—They are back and social distancing Monday-Saturday from 11a.m.-4p.m. Private shopping by appointment only from 4p.m.-5p.m. They offer curbside pick up, shipping and free local delivery with Facetime shopping still available. Call 678-398-9667.

Royal Maids of Atlanta—For a limited time they are offering fogging disinfection for business offices and homes. All staff has been trained on disinfection control.

Megan and Natalie of Megan and Natalie Real Estate

Megan and Natalie of Megan and Natalie Real Estate

Megan and Natalie Real Estate—They are still working with active buyers and sellers by doing virtual consultations, tours, open houses, etc. They wear masks and bring clorox wipes to show homes and either stay outside or take turns touring the unit with buyers. Taking all necessary precautions helps them feel more confident that they are keeping their clients and families safe.

The Atlanta Cleaning Source—They are opening on 5/14/2020 and ready to clean! Professional cleaners prepared with EPA certified products and PPE for their employees.

The Cleaning Authority-Atlanta—As we venture out from staying at home and social distancing, The Cleaning Authority can help you start fresh with a deep cleaning. Their trained cleaning professionals are ready to deep clean your home from top to bottom following procedures from the CDC and EPA.

The Lighting Loft—Lighting Loft is open for business! Come and check out their showroom on Miami Circle cul de sac, Atlanta, Monday through Friday from 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.

 

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WELLNESS & BEAUTY

Alkaloid Coworking Offers Up Free Virtual Programs to Manage Anxiety, Share Good News, and More

Alkaloid Networks Founder and Operator, Katharine Chestnut

Alkaloid Networks Founder and Operator, Katharine Chestnut

As the world scrambled to acclimate to the challenges of quarantine and social distancing due to COVID-19, so did Alkaloid founder and operator Katharine Chestnut. By mid-March, Chestnut had rolled out a new all-digital coworking model designed to keep members productive and connected while safe at home. She even took it a step further,  creating free virtual offerings open to the public with an emphasis on health and wellness.

Key virtual offerings include Weekly Mastermind sessions led by local small businesses (topics ranging from tips to manage anxiety from therapist and owner of Blue House Wellness,  to website improvement with Inspry Web Design, and maintaining brand visibility and connection from EllePR). To focus on the positive she also established a Slack channel called #BrightSide where members can share the little things that are making them feel better while isolated at home.

Social distancing stickers reminding members to stay safe while in the Beltline space

Social distancing stickers reminding members to stay safe while in the Beltline space

Chestnut is active in a variety of global coworking founder associations and found support from her peers who were also navigating the pandemic. Alkaloid is now proceeding with caution to return to serving members in person, officially welcoming them back into the space starting as of May 11 with strict safety measures. For additional details on Alkaloid you can catch up with on Instagram @alkaloidnetworks.

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Cosmetic Tattooing

Iconic Image—Providing Atlanta’s best cosmetic tattoo services, including Microblading and Scalp Micropigmentation!

Counselor and Coach Judy Cantwell

Counselor and Coach Judy Cantwell

Coaching and Counseling

Judy Cantwell—Video coaching and counseling is available through a secure video platform for adults, individually, couples & groups.

Oral Health

Maple Drive Dentistry—The health and safety of their patients and team is the number one priority. Infection control has always been a top priority using hospital-grade disinfectants and infection control recommendations made by the CDC, OSHA, & ADA to ensure a safe and clean environment. To adhere to the agency’s recommendations, you may see some changes when you come in to see the team. Call the office at 404.237.0497 for more information.

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Starting Up Spa Care with Institut’ DERMed Spa

The Institut DERMed team looks forward to welcoming you back.

The Institut’ DERMed team looks forward to welcoming you back.

Institut’ DERMed Spa is once again opening its doors to clients for spa services in a soft reopening. They are following all of the safety protocols and procedures set forth by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology Safety Guidelines for salons and spas. If you’re looking forward to getting back into your self-care routine, here are some of the safety measures you can expect to see on your visit:

  • Limiting the number of appointments in order to social distance outside of the treatment rooms.
  • Touchless temperature checks for all clients and staff.
  • Answering these questions when scheduling your appointment or entering the spa:

    • Have you had a cough?
    • Have you had a fever?
    • Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
    • Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
  • You must use the hand sanitation station upon entering the spa.
  • Spa furniture and treatment room chairs will be covered in plastic in order to be sterilized.
  • Staff will be wearing protective gear and changing their smocks after each client session.
  • All spa common areas, workstations, reception area and door handles will be disinfected after each client visit.
Skip the doctor appointments and fees and get a medical grade Retinol at Institut' DERMed.

Skip the doctor appointments and fees and get a medical-grade Retinol at Institut’ DERMed.

This is a soft reopening, so not all services will be available at this time. Here are something to know before your appointment:

  • Steam will not be used during your treatment until the spa is allowed to do so.
  • Massage is limited to the face and back of the neck only for now.
  • Allow our staff to pull your products with their gloved hands.

At this time they are only taking appointments by phone, please call at (404) 261-5199.  Online appointment scheduling will be made available May 31st.

Online product purchasing is still available on their online store and free shipping is available to those unable to travel to the spa using the code SHIP20.

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Bath & Body Care

 

Bath products from jD Bath Co.

Bath products from jD Bath Co.

jD Bath Co—The Bomb AF Bath Company. jD Bath Co. specializes in handmade, small-batch, non-toxic, organic, vegan, Non-GMO, paraben-free, alcohol-free skincare products. This Mother’s Day snag your mom, the special woman in your life, or you The Bomb AF Travel Set. This luxury set allows the busy mom to relax anytime, anywhere! jD Bath Co.’s signature product, the Bomb AF Bath Bomb, was developed with an experienced doula to create a bath experience specifically designed to be gentle on skin and vagina friendly.

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3 At-Home Hair How-To’s from Blo Blow Dry Bar

A voluminous ponytail

The picture-perfect ponytail

Getting to the stylist hasn’t been in the cards for the past few months and may have left your hair feeling less than happy. The stylists from Blo Blow Dry Bar have these neat tricks and products to help tame those tresses:

  • For a picture-perfect ponytail, separate your hair into 3 sections, with one on either side each side of your face in front of the ear and the third in the back. Tie the back section into a low pony.  Then take the side sections and pin them into the ponytail. For a little extra volume, try giving soft waves with a 1” curling iron.

  • Get a second-day wear out of your hair by applying a nickel-sized amount of Unite Second Day Finishing Cream to dry hair. Work it through root to tip until the desired texture is achieved. It will help to add grip to clean hair, tame flyaways and provide texture for updo’s.

  • Restore shine and moisturize dry over-processed hair with the Unite 7Seconds Masque. Just like with your skincare routine, incorporate a mask every now and then to moisturize, restore elasticity and adds long-lasting shine, softness and manageability.

 

The Unite 7Seconds Masque

The Unite 7Seconds Masque

Blo Blow Dry Bar has several locations throughout Atlanta so you can get fabulous hair from Buckhead to East Cobb. Blo Buckhead and Blo Ponce will reopen Friday, May 1 and will offer $35 blowouts every day for a limited time! Other locations are slowly opening up for appointments and you can read about their precautionary steps to keep you safe or buy a gift card to use later. For a limited time, when you purchase a gift card of $50+ from a participating Blo location, they will donate a blow out to a local healthcare worker.

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Reopenings

Atlanta Face and Body—Dr. Elizabeth and the whole team are excited to be reopening May 1st. As always, safety is their primary concern. Their AAAHC accredited office-based surgery center has always practiced standard safety and sterility. They are incorporating new screening policies and providing customers with PPE for the safety of their visit. They are also available for virtual consultations and visits. Please visit online or call 678-888-3223 to learn more.

Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa—Offering office and telemedicine appointments.

Health & Beauty Boutique—Reopening May 1st for appointments and services with added precautions for customer and staff safety

Hydrafacial BOGO at Robinson.

HydraFacial BOGO at Robinson.

Giving Back 

Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery—Help support healthcare workers at North Fulton and Northside Forsyth hospitals and treat yourself too. When you buy one HydraFacial treatment, Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery will give one to a frontline health worker. Offer ends 5/31.

Massage

Blank Canvas Massage—Offering remote sessions that will guide clients on self-massage techniques and stretches that meet their individual needs. Sessions are initially 10% off with additional discounts for economic hardship.

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Retail

Fun spring looks from Dress Up

Fun spring looks from Dress Up

Dress Up—Shop the newest arrivals online at Dress Up! Plus, get free shipping on orders over $19 with code SPRINGSHIP at checkout.

Select Shades—Free shipping on all online orders at Select Shades. Purchase an e-gift card on the website, proceed to check-out and make a note on the shipping details page that it’s a ‘CARE PACKAGE’ and Select Shades will increase the value by $25 for free!

Support Groups

TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation—Offering online resources to support survivors of breast cancer including exercises, counseling, and more.

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3 Dermatologist Recommended Products For A Healthy Home Glow

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Woman with Facemask

We all have our product go-to’s, but with more time spent at home, and most-likely extra stress, it’s time for a skincare refresh. Rather than scavenging Amazon for something new, we consulted with the experts at Dermatology Consultants for their dermatologist-recommended products to keep your skin clean, hydrated, and firm!

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  •  Revision Skincare Black Mask – An intensive, purifying facial treatment that deep cleans the skin by removing impurities, excess sebum and other toxins. Leaves skin feeling clean, soft and polished. Two types of clay, Kaolin & Bentonite, unclog pores and absorb oil and impurities. Anti-inflammatory agents soothe and heal the skin. Naturally scented with cool and invigorating peppermint. Use as needed.
  • Skin Better AlphaRet Exfoliating Peel Pads – This patented, triple-acid (glycolic, lactic and salicylic) formulation, enhanced with our patented retinoid, AlphaRet, exfoliates skin, leaving it smooth and bright. Use this 2-3 nights per week.
  • BEST Face Firming Mask -This product, developed by our very own Dermatologist, restores hydration to the skin, with added benefits of firming the skin texture.

Looking for more advice? Dermatology Consultants is offering virtual consultations and top of the line skin products through their online store. Plus, visit their Instagram for Morning Coffee Chats LIVE! With Dr. Anna Paré for skin tips, special guests and more.

Mental Health, Meditation & Life Coaching 

Atlanta Natural Health Clinic, LLC—Free Lunch and Learn Zoom sessions (Meeting ID: 459 008 929) each Wednesday at 12:30pm to better equip people with perspectives and tools they can implement immediately to increase their health and well-being.

Tune into YouTube for mental health talks with Tammy

Tune into YouTube for mental health talks with Tammy

Growth and Wellness Therapy Center—Mental Health Awareness is more critical now than ever before. Past Over 40 & Fabulous! participant Tammy von Nordheim will be launching a new Mental Health Talk Show on YouTube and will be interviewing notables and addressing the current state of mental health during CoVid-19 as well as offering mental health tips for coping and managing anxiety and depression during this time.

OptiMOM Coaching—Free Group Health Coaching sessions via Zoom (Meeting ID: 882 892 104 ) each Friday at 12:30 PM. Initially valuable insights, perspectives, and encouragement along with tools to self-coach and then opening the participation from the audience for some live laser-coaching. Details can be found on the OptiMOM Coaching Facebook Event page here.

Rise Into Wellness “Mind Body & Soulful Connections”—Tia Greene, the mind behind the lifestyle channel, Savour TV,  has started a new web series called Rise Into Wellness “Mind Body & Soulful Connections”. Tia gets together with experts in skincare, fitness, and more to tackle topics on maintaining health and wellness during these difficult times.

Therapy Services, Haircare, and Jewelry

Blank Canvas Massage—Stay tuned for self-care video content which includes stress, sciatica & low back pain relief, and headache relief. Continuing education classes for massage therapists are also in the works.

Kid’s Creek Therapy—Kid’s Creek is an experienced source for speech, occupational and physical therapy services through teletherapy. They are supporting parents through video conferencing evaluations and therapy services and are also happy to provide FREE consultation services. Need homeschooling support? Their therapists are able to incorporate many school assignments into therapy activities! Call 770-888-5221 for more information!

Jewelry from Misayo House

A portion of the proceeds from Misayo House Jewelry to support CHOA

Misayo House Jewelry—Founded by wife, mom & philanthropist, Idunnu Tomori, the jewelry rivals precious metals & stones, giving you the perfect way to get a high fashion look that is stunning…all while supporting a good cause! 20% of all sales go to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to assist patients affected by Pediatric Cancers & Blood Disorders.

Monarch Safe Beauty—Helping women look and feel confident, healthy and beautiful through holistic beauty products. Offering makeup and blow-dry lessons through zoom. Follow on Instagram for tips and advice.

The Wig Dr—Wigs are an essential business. The Wig Dr is here to service customers who are going through chemotherapy or experiencing hair loss or alopecia by doing in-person or virtual consultations for high-quality wigs and hairpieces.

Allergies

Find a solution for your allergies with same-day appointments at the Center for Allergy & Asthma

Find a solution for your allergies with same-day appointments at the Center for Allergy & Asthma

Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia—Offering same-day appointments with telemedicine to keep patients well during allergy season. In-office appointments available for select patients.

Skincare

Ellemes Medical Spa—Keep your skin looking its best under quarantine with complimentary virtual skincare consultations.

Support Groups & Elderly Care 

Advantage Private Home Care—Offering licensed homecare for the eldery and other “at-risk” groups and peace of mind to concerned family members.

Georgia Pregnancy Support Group—A Facebook group created by local baby consultant, Lauren Hise, to offer expectant moms advice and support for navigating pregnancy during these difficult times through daily Facebook Live check-ins.

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How to Get Better Sleep During the COVID-19 Crisis 

Sleep Better with These TIps

Sleep Better with These Tips

Sleep is key to maintaining your health and a strong immune system. But in these stressful times, with the loss of a daily routine, homeschooling the kids and worrying about the health of our loved ones, rest may be hard to come by.

Dr. Marianna Kovitch of Atlanta Smiles is an expert in Dental Sleep Medicine and offers these four tips to sleep better during quarantine:

  1. Don’t bring the news to bed. Give yourself an hour long buffer between putting the screens away and putting your head on the pillow.

  2. Keep your daily sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same times you would if you were commuting to the office. Resist the urge to sleep in and use the extra time in the morning for yoga, meditation, or a family breakfast instead.

  3. Exercise to exhaust your body. Daily exercise, whatever you can get in your schedule will help reduce stress and physically exhaust your body to help you fall asleep easier.

  4. Evaluate your sleep environment. The ideal temperature should be 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit with no lights on and minimal noise.

For more information visit Atlanta Smiles on Instagram here and to schedule a virtual sleep consultation email [email protected]

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Hair Mask Ingredients

Hair Mask Ingredients

Hair Care

Bob Steele Salon—Is your hair looking a little strung out? Check out (@Bobsteelesalon) on Instagram and Facebook for tons of DIY projects including how to make your own hair mask at home! Enter to win a year’s supply of shampoo and conditioner by using the tag #bobsteelsalon and tag them in a post of you being creative for a chance to win.

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Kevin Murphy Hair Products

Kevin Murphy Hair Products

Laura Goddard Style—Skip the trip to the big-box store and support local business by buying your much-needed hair products locally! All online retail sales are available for next day delivery or curbside pickup. Try a Quarantine Coverage Kit for everything you need from supplies to video demonstrations to help you touch up those roots until you can reunite behind the chair.

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Be kind to your hands with soap for sensitive skin

Wash Your Hands

Skincare

Busy Girl BathBakery—Find a cure for dry hands or wash the stress of the day away with these hypoallergenic custom-crafted soaps. All soap orders delivered free to your doorstep within Atlanta city limits.

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Discover Your Best Skin

Discover Your Best Skin

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O’Reilly Comprehensive Dermatology—Available for consults via phone or visual media (FaceTime), there is no excuse to let your skincare fall to the wayside. To schedule a phone or online visual consultation please call the office number (404-330-8445) or request an appointment by emailing [email protected]

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Keep Glowing Self Tan Mousse

Keep Glowing Mousse

Tanning

Opulence Spray Tan Club—Get glowing ready-for-summertime skin with top-of-the-line products shipped to you. Try the Keep Glowing Self Tan Mousse, this Mediterranean inspired lightweight mousse develops into a gradual deep authentic, streak-free golden glow.

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True Glow Atlanta Clients

True Glow Atlanta Clients

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True Glow Atlanta—Don’t let shelter-in-place orders keep you from getting that desired summer glow! True Glow sunless tanning is currently offering a special discounted price on its bronzing face mist that is shipped right to your door!

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A Luxury Lash Client

A Luxury Lash Client

Nails, Lashes, and Makeup

Luxury Lash Beauty—Pick up a new skill over quarantine! Online Lash Extension Training begins April 14th. Email [email protected] to begin part one of your journey.

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Hair and makeup by Nyssa Green

Makeup by Nyssa Green

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Nyssa Green, The Green Room Agency—Emmy award-winning makeup artist Nyssa Green brings you fresh looks on her Instagram and plenty of tips in our Nyssa’s Nods section for making the most of your beauty routine.

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Cancer Support Groups

Don't Fight Cancer Alone

Don’t Fight Cancer Alone

My Style Matters, Inc.—My Style Matters is dedicated to supporting, empowering, advocating and educating cancer survivors, caregivers and the community at large about cancer and cancer prevention. If you would like to learn more about educational workshops or want to connect with the group email, [email protected] or join the My Breast Years Ahead group on Facebook. Anyone in the Greater Atlanta Area that has been impacted by cancer (in any form) is invited to join the sisterhood support community, with over 500 members.

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Breast Cancer Ribbon

Breast Cancer Ribbon

Komen Atlanta—Komen’s guidance is for healthy women of average risk to delay their routine breast cancer screening until later this year. If people are displaying warning signs for breast cancer, they should contact their health provider to determine their need for diagnostic imaging. This recommendation reflects the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s (CDC) guidelines to minimize exposure to and potential spreading of COVID-19 and to help support the health care system’s need to focus scarce health care capacity and resources on managing the pandemic. Komen Atlanta will be able to help patients in need with referrals to free or low-cost diagnostic testing, as necessary.

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An Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Patient

An Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Patient

Oral Health

The Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry—We’re fully committed to creating beautiful and healthy smiles. Our doctor’s are now offering COMPLIMENTARY virtual smile consults. All you have to do is upload your photos and tell us a little bit about your goals. Our doctors will send you a personalized video with recommendations on how you can feel more confident about your smile!

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HOME & GARDEN

Spending More Time at Home? Upgrade Your Windows For Better Comfort and Energy-Saving Benefits

New Windows Bring Energy Saving Benefits

New Windows Bring Energy Saving Benefits

It’s no surprise that windows and doors can have a noticeable effect on your energy bills. New windows can be up to 45 percent more energy efficient. And because windows account for 10-25 percent of your home’s total energy consumption, upgrading to more energy-efficient windows can start saving you money from the moment they are installed.

For best in class energy savings look for ENERGY STAR® approved windows. ENERGY STAR® is a federal program that determines whether or not a variety of products, including windows and doors, meet certain energy-efficiency standards. AVI Windows & Doors offers a wide selection of ENERGY STAR® products, including Marvin Windows and Doors. Marvin offers thousands of windows and doors with two or three panes of glass that are energy-efficient, versatile, and beautiful. Plus, special gases between the panes slow the transfer of heat to further enhance insulating power.

Curious about upgrading your windows? AVI Windows and Doors showrooms are available on a strict by-appointment-only basis. The AVI installation experts utilize technology to provide window estimates and have introduced a Remote Quote Checklist to initiate window replacement projects. If virtual consultations are not feasible, outdoor on-site meetings may be conducted. Learn more at aviwindowsanddoors.com or call 678.297.1111.

More Businesses to Help with your Home Renovation 

 

Mr. Hardwood Inc.—Find durable, functional flooring you will love with the help of Atlanta’s flooring experts serving Atlanta since 1989.

Keep your concrete level with B-Level

B-Level SE, Inc.—Need your concrete lifted for a more even appearance? Call B-Level for your free quote. Mention this ad for 10 percent off.

 

Chamblee Fence Co., Inc.—Finally get the perfect fence for your property. For a limited time Chamblee Fence Co is offering a free walk gate ($250.00 value) if you mention Atlanta Best Media.

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Mr. Hardwood Inc.—Find durable, functional flooring you will love with the help of Atlanta’s flooring experts serving Atlanta since 1989.

Home Cleaning

Green Queen founder Jennifer Hankey with her family

Green Queen founder Jennifer Hankey with her family

Green Queen—Check out this small, local mom-owned organic home services company. The team does green cleaning, organic pest control, natural mosquito spraying, organic turf, and termite prevention!

 

Royal Maids of Atlanta—Providing professional residential and commercial cleaning and sanitizing services.

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4 Unique Ways to Spice It Up with Sod

Sod creates a modern clean look in this space

Sod creates a modern clean look in this space

 Think sod is just for creating a nice lawn?  Think again and change up your landscape design with these four creative ways to use sod from the lawn masters at NG Turf:

1. Create a luscious green border

Use strips of sod around planting beds or hardscape features to create verdant lines that flow through your landscape. You’ll get a sleeker, more modern look than using traditional ornamental grasses or border plantings. A quick weekly once-over with a Weedwacker and an edger will keep your sod border neat and trim.

2. Build pathways to protect your tootsies

Sod provides a non-slip surfaces around this pool area accented by stone pavers

Sod provides a non-slip surface around this pool area accented by stone pavers

Few things hurt more than burning your feet on hot pool decks or pavers when walking around outside in the summer. A simple fix is to use sod to create cool walkways between your patio door, the pool area, and any other entertainment zones. Mowing these walkways is a breeze, especially if the surrounding hardscapes are set just a bit lower than the grass.

3. Soften and beautify stone paths

Instead of using gravel or sand between your large walkway pavers, set the stones a little further apart and install strips of sod. The contrast of the stone against the lively green sod can be particularly breathtaking when you create artistic patterns or set your stones on a diagonal. For easy mowing, be sure the stones are set at least half-an-inch lower than the sod.

4. Define your outdoor rooms with a sod carpet

A sod carpet sets the stage for this outdoor space.

A sod carpet sets the stage for this outdoor space.

It’s a common interior design practice to define a space with an area rug. Why should your outdoor living spaces be any different? To limit irrigation and mowing needs, install sod “carpets” between larger areas of hardscapes to define your outdoor dining and entertainment areas.

No matter what clever ways you dream up to incorporate splashes of beautiful green sod into your landscape, be sure you choose only the freshest, certified turfgrass. Farm-fresh sod from NG Turf is cut to order and available in quantities large and small.

For a custom quote call (770) 431-1344 or visit NGTurf.com

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DIY Pizza Garden with Pike Nurseries

Grow your own pizza produce!

Grow your own pizza produce!

Fresh produce is the key to any good meal, and that includes pizza. Get your green thumb growing by creating a pizza garden with these simple steps:

Materials:

  • 1 ‘Patio’ Tomato, 1 gal.
  • 1 Bell Pepper, 4 inch
  • 1- Flat Parsley, 4 inch
  • 1- Greek Oregano, 4 inch
  • 1- Basi,l 4 inch
  • 1- Thyme, 4 inch
  • 1 – Large terracotta pot (if growing in a container)
  • Pike Potting & Container Soil
  • Dr. Earth Root Zone starter fertilizer

Directions:

  • Find a sunny spot (6 to 8 hours of sun)
  • Choose a large pot (5 gal. or more) with drainage holes if using a container
  • Soil – if growing in a container use potting mix, if growing in the ground use garden soil and mix 50/50 with existing soil
  • Add some organic starter fertilizer to jumpstart root growth
  • Plant the tomato in the middle & add a cage for support
  • Add your favorite pepper plant
  • Plant herbs around the edge
  • Water well

 

Staff at Piedmont Hospital with their new plants!

Staff at Piedmont Hospital with their new plants!

Pike Nurseries is on hand to assist with all your gardening needs. They are exclusively offering curbside pickup or delivery of orders. Have some questions about your plants? Feel free to call your store or reach out on social media to be put in touch with their team of experts. Plus, Pike Nurseries recently delivered over 1,000 beautiful columbines to healthcare workers at Piedmont Hospital to help brighten up their day and thank them for their service.

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Giving Back

Bjork Masks

Bjork Masks

Bjork Studio—Home to quality, hand-crafted furniture, Bjork Studio has shifted some of their production to create and donate masks to healthcare workers, friends, and clients – including Atlanta Best Media! Named Project Mask, production consists of very simple, breathable and washable masks in a wide variety of colors, prints and styles. Most masks will have a place to insert a filter of your choice – coffee filter, interfacing, paper towel, etc.  Some masks will be accordion-style only. If you know of a healthcare professional or other frontline group that needs masks you may reach out to Bjork at [email protected].

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Home Improvement

Outdoor living by Decks & More

Outdoor living by Decks & More

Better Tomorrow Solar—Better Tomorrow Solar is donating all profits from solar projects signed now through July 31 to COVID relief efforts in Georgia. They install solar below market price. Sign a project in 2020 and get a 26 percent federal tax credit.

Daniels Floors—Conducting video call consultations and show samples Monday – Saturday from 10 am-3 pm. Call or text (678) 768-4888 to schedule an appointment.

Decks & More—Is open for consultation on projects and more! To make an appointment and to see some of the award-winning decks they have built visit their website here.

 

Sod by NG Turf

Sod by NG Turf

NG Turf—Keep your lawn green and lively with farm-fresh sod from NG Turf, now offering online ordering with delivery!

Oneida Builders Inc.—Oneida Builders is now specializing in creating year-round porches with both screens and plexiglass inserts along with mini-splits for heating & cooling. Use in the winter with heat, and open up with screens in the summer/spring for cool breezes. See them in the Additions Gallery of their website. These conditioned porches can help add value to your home and enjoyment to your family all year long!

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Eileen Rosencrants

Eileen Rosencrants

Real Estate

Eileen Rosencrants – Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty—Atlanta’s Spring Housing Market is quite busy despite the challenges of COVID-19.  Atlanta is unique in that we are constantly growing with an influx of companies that continue to relocate here.

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Décor and Cooking Classes

Virtual cooking classes at The Cook's Warehouse

Virtual cooking classes at The Cook’s Warehouse

Sugarboo & Co.—Sugarboo & Co. adds beauty and light to homes with deals and daily promotions including 20% off entire purchases with FREE shipping on all orders.

The Cook’s Warehouse—They have launched virtual cooking classes out of their Peachtree Station location. Cook up something yummy with family and friends online.

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Find Your Perfect Flooring With This Quick Quiz

Hardwood Floors for Tiny Tots

Hardwood Floors for Tiny Tots

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There’s a lot of time for redesign while staying at home.

Whether you’re looking at remodeling the kitchen, or planning that dream bathroom, it all starts with the floors.

Try this quick quiz from Enhance Floors & More to find out what type of flooring best fits your needs and your dreams.

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Home Businesses Giving Back

 

Masks made by Peacock Alley

Masks made by Peacock Alley

Peacock Alley—Peacock Alley successfully converted manufacturing to making protective face masks. They have donated more than 3,000 masks to local hospitals and other groups in the front lines. Due to the new CDC recommendations that everyone wear masks in public to further contain the spread of Covid-19, they have decided to list our masks on our website so that everyone can have the access they need.

Curtin Team Cares —Created by the team behind Curtain Team Real Estate, Curtain Team Cares is a dedicated nonprofit that helps with local causes and charities. Donate now to make an impact in the community.

Guardian Heating, Air, Plumbing & Electrical—If you know someone hard at work on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, nominate them to receive a free HVAC system by filling out the form here.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams—Thanks to their incredible team of sewers, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams have been able to pivot their production from crafting upholstery to making non-surgical masks and gowns for workers on the front lines. As a home furnishings brand that has been socially minded since 1989, they want to do their part and use their manufacturing facility and resources to make protection for those courageously fighting this virus.

Design & Décor

 

Entryway designed by Studio M Interiors

Entryway designed by Studio M Interiors

Bridgette Boylan Interiors—Their showroom in Peachtree Corners remains open to serve the design needs of clients and builders. “Drive-by” appointments are also available.

CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio—Offering virtual appointments for any remodeling projects people are considering for their home.

Eating With Erica—Candles are currently 30% off using the code LOVE.

Grayson Pratt Interiors, LLC—Offering free 15-minute design consultation by phone.

Studio M Interiors—They are up and running and offering complimentary ‘Zen Zoom Room’ consultations as well as full-service interior design services.

Home Renovations

 

Windows from AVI Windows

Windows from AVI Windows

AVI Windows and Doors—Call today to plan your window replacement and fast-track your project for tomorrow. Schedule an online virtual window consultation from the safety of your own home so your project will be ready to go when safe to do so. AVI Windows and Doors remains open to serve you. All it takes is a tablet, tape measure and 30 minutes to receive an estimated price to consider. Call 678-297-1111.

B-Level SE, Inc.—Free estimates on your concrete lifting and repair needs and 10% off all scheduled jobs with the mention of this ad.

Fleming Flooring & Design Centers—Private in-store appointments available as well as online shopping. Call 770-420-3009 or go to flemingcarpet.com.

Oneida Builders, Inc.—Stay up to date on the latest home improvement news via their Facebook page.

Stone Showcase—For all your stone needs, consider Stone Showcase in Buford. With a large selection of natural stone, including high-quality quartzite, a less expensive, but equally beautiful alternative to marble.

Outdoor Living 

Outdoor Living Area by Archadeck

Outdoor Living Area by Archadeck of Alpharetta

Archadeck of Alpharetta—Outdoor living is where it is at. Due to the outdoor nature of the industry, Archadeck of Alpharetta is still able to build and conduct appointments. Online appointments are available, with no contact visits to property also available. The work is outside while you stay safe inside.

Glazer Design & Construction—They are open for business on outside projects. Let them know how they can help you make your dream outdoor living space a reality!!

Real Estate

Aldridge Pite LLP—The real estate closing department here in Sandy Springs, located at 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NW Suite 200, is still open and available to assist you with all of your closing needs. They are set up to conduct closings via video and power of attorney if you are not able to come into the office.

Inside the Industry

Training with Southface

Training with Southface Institute

NARI AtlantaThe Cutting Edge: Remodeling Education Expo goes virtual. NARI Atlanta will hold the Cutting Edge on Wednesday, May 20th via Zoom Webinar. Though the conference will be virtual and will look quite different than in years past, they are still offering up to 6 CEUs. Registration will reopen soon.

Southface Institute—Southface Institute is here to help your business or organization become more sustainable and resource-efficient. Contact them for green building certifications, building science training, energy audits, sustainability planning and more.

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Find Your Zen by Starting a Garden with These Calming Herbs

Gardening with Jamie Rosenthal

Gardening with Jamie Rosenthal

Gardening is a great way to pass the time and keep up social distancing. You can even plant herbs that have a calming effect in teas and when used for aromatherapy.

Jamie Rosenthal of Roots Down, an urban agriculture initiative in Atlanta, recommends planting these herbs in the garden for their calming effects:

  1. Lavender is a really calming herb that blooms multiple times a year.  The Ruffles Blueberry variety has an amazingly attractive bloom and great foliage.
  2. Tulsi (Holy Basil) has a wonderful sweet smell and is great mixed into your Sun Tea recipes. It is also used for calming nerves and shows up in a lot of medicinal recipes.

  3. Lemon Verbena is a tender perennial herb whose fragrant leaves smell like lemon candy.

  4. Sage comes in many amazing varieties. Pineapple sage is a big favorite.  The beautiful red blooms attract hummingbirds and the wonderful pineapple scent is reminiscent of tropical beach vacations.

Order these wonderful plant varieties for delivery or pick-up from home and garden stores such as Ace Hardware and Pike Nurseries, or order local from independent nurseries such as Neighborhood Seed and Feed in Smyrna, or Kelli Green Garden Center in Marietta.

Jamie Rosenthal will happily come out to your garden for a free social distancing-friendly consultation. He will even bring along a sample of plants so you can get a better idea of what your dream garden might look like! To schedule a consultation reach out to him at [email protected]

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Home Design by Candice Keilin Designs

Home Design by Candice Keilin Designs

Interior Design

Candice Keilin Designs—With all the time spent in our homes these days it is important to create a space you love. Candice Keilin Designs is currently offering online design appointments available in several packages to kick off your redesign, including a free 15-minute mini home makeover.

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Low Maintenance Garage Door by Overhead Doors

Low Maintenance Garage Door by Overhead Doors

Garage Doors

Overhead Door Company of Atlanta™—Completely refresh your curb appeal with a new garage door or have your current garage door serviced with the help of Overhead Door. Zero contact service calls available!

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Decking from PMC|Randall Brothers

Decking from PMC|Randall Brothers

Building Materials

Randall Brothers | PMC - Here to help you with your outdoor living projects, Randall Brothers is still open for customer pickup and delivery of their quality decking and patio materials.

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Wellness Within Your Walls Founder founder Jillian Pritchard Cooke

Wellness Within Your Walls Founder founder Jillian Pritchard Cooke

Education

Wellness Within Your Walls—Wellness Within Your Walls’ Healthy Living System provides a holistic, 10-step approach to health and wellness in living environments. As many of us move our workspace into our home, the Healthy Living System serves as a road map to thoughtful and responsible choices to increase the health and wellness of household spaces as they become full-time work, education and play spaces.

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Meals Being Delivered to Northside Hospital

Meals Being Delivered to Northside Hospital

Real Estate

Collette McDonald and Associates—The team at Collette McDonald and Associates is raising money to support the Brookhaven community. Using money donated the team is purchasing meals from local restaurants and giving them to Brookhaven firemen and women, paramedics, police, healthcare workers, and other essential workers. Visit the GoFundMe here to donate!

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FOOD & NUTRITION: 

Southern Belle Serves Up Drive-In Movie Eats and Sweet Treats

Southern Belle's Drive-In Menu

Southern Belle’s Drive-In Menu

The Plaza Theatre has launched Friday, Saturday, and Sunday drive-in movies, and Southern Belle is offering contact-free concessions!

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Upon arrival and parking at The Plaza, attendees movie-goers will be given Southern Belle’s drive-in menu which will have a QR code that they can scan to order food. Once on the ordering platform, guests will be prompted to enter their parking space number for the order, and the Southern Belle team will bring out the food and place it on the hood of the car for a no-contact drop-off.

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A KT Cake

A KT Cake

Southern Belle is also offering KT Cakes in Colors for pickup as part of its At Home program. KT Cakes in Colors was started by Southern Belle employee KT Blackmon as a way to celebrate loved ones who were feeling disappointed by their inability to bring joy to each other due to the effects of COVID-19 and quarantine. Now, she is excited to offer the cakes in partnership with Southern Belle! Cakes are $30 a piece and are available in varieties including Oreo, Lemon Berry Mascarpone, Strawberries and Cream, Chocolate and Hazelnut, Caramel Delight, and Birthday Cake.

Preorders must be placed via Resy HERE at least three days in advance for pickup at Southern Belle. View some of KT’s recent creations can be viewed on her Instagram HERE.

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Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining at Ray's Restaurants

Outdoor Dining at Ray’s Restaurants

Ray’s Restaurants—Ray’s is open and offering a new Riverside Dining Experience. Offering incomparable outdoor riverside dining at Ray’s on the River, along with scenic patio dining at both Rays On The River and Rays At Killer Creek. While social distancing is one of our top priorities, guests may still enjoy beautiful surrounding nature landscapes while dining.

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The Who, What and When of the Reopening of Downtown Alpharetta

Jekyll Brewing Now Open for Dine In and Takeout

Jekyll Brewing Now Open for Dine-In and Takeout

The end of quarantine is in sight for some, but it can be tough trying to keep track of who is opening when and to what extent. The Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau has solved that problem by creating the ‘Downtown Alpharetta: Open for YOU!’ campaign.

With a dedicated webpage to the current openings and projected reopenings of Downtown Alpharetta’s many local businesses, visitors and residents can easily check and see which of their favorite places are currently open or offering curbside and online ordering.  The site is consistently updated as business owners share their plans for reopening.

Browse downtown Alpharetta restaurants that are now open for dine-in and takeout service like 2B Whole Gluten-Free Bakery (patio only), AJ’s Home Cooking, Bagel Boys, Central City Tavern, Holmes Restaurant, Jekyll Brewing City Center and more on the website!

Caramelized Brussels sprouts with sorghum chipotle glaze, blue cheese, bacon, and spiced walnuts from Coalition Food & Beverage.

Caramelized Brussels sprouts dish from Coalition Food & Beverage.

Still sticking to delivery or curbside pickup? Butcher & Brew, Ceviche Taqueria, Citizen Soul, Coalition Food and Beverage, Smokejack BBQ, South Main Kitchen, The Nest Café, The Southern Porch, and Vitality Bowls are just some of your options.

For even more about delicious restaurant options and daily Alpharetta news follow @awesomealpharetta on Instagram.

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Workout Fuel

Ballout Fuel—Protein-packed, gluten-free, dairy-free energy balls that come in 4 flavors Ballout Fuel is the perfect snack for energy on the go. Try peanut butter, matcha, oatmeal raisin or dark chocolate. They are running a spring special for Atlanta residents – receive a complimentary two pack with every purchase of four or more products. Discounted delivery rates also apply through May.

Curbside and Catering

Brack’s Kitchen—Brack’s Kitchen is now offering curbside service and our full catering menu. Please call 404.855.2240 to place your order. Temporary hours: M-F 11-7:30 and Closed on weekends.

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A No-Lettuce Greek Salad with Chef Pano from Kyma

The Greek Salad from Kyma.

The Greek Salad from Kyma.

The true secret to a delectable greek salad? No lettuce. High-quality tomatoes and cucumbers with extra virgin olive oil are what make this dish shine. Chef Pano, owner of Kyma, offers his delicious take on this classic Mediterranean dish:

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄3 European cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 small green bell pepper, halved and thinly sliced
  • ½ small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar, optional
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, plus more for sprinkling
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 ripe medium heirloom tomatoes (1 lb total), each cut into 8 wedges
  • 4 cracked green olives
  • 4 dry-cured black olives
  • 4 Kalamata olives
  • One 4-ounce chunk of feta cheese, sliced ¼ inch thick and cut into triangles

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, bell pepper, and onion.
  • Add the oil, vinegar, if desired, and oregano, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.
  • Add the tomatoes to the bowl and toss gently to mix. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the salad to a serving bowl or bowls. Decorate with the olives and feta, sprinkle with oregano, and serve.

Kyma is offering takeout through Doordash,  curbside pickup, half off wines on Sunday, and up to 15% bonuses to new gift card purchases. If you would like to help support their staff, donate here.

Restaurants Giving Back

King of Pops delivering  their tasty treats to healthcare workers.

King of Pops delivering their tasty treats to healthcare workers.

Chicken Salad Chick—Chicken Salad Chick is open and offering take-out and curbside pick-up with orders online. In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, Chicken Salad Chick is awarding FREE CHICKEN SALAD FOR A YEAR to deserving teachers! You can nominate a teacher in the comments on local store Facebook pages now through May 4. Participants should explain what their teacher means to them – plus, tag the teacher and school, or even share a fun photo to make the nomination stand out. One teacher per restaurant will be selected as “Student’s Choice Award for Outstanding Teacher” with hometown recognition and free chicken salad for a year.

King of Pops—Offering local delivery through their online store. King of Pops has been delivering pops to those on the front lines including healthcare workers.

Restaurants Offering To-Go and Delivery

Antico Pizza Napoletana—Call 678-890-2222 to order for takeout or deliveries. Families can also order the premade heat-and-eat Antico Casa online with FREE direct shipping.

Batter Cookie Dough—Now offering delivery via DoorDash and Uber Eats.

The Club Burger at the Garden & Gun Club.

The Club Burger at the Garden & Gun Club.

Bennett’s Market & Deli—Local deli, market & sandwich shop now delivers!

BURN by Rocky Patel—Shop the cigar menu online or call 877-340-2876 to order. Buy any 20 cigars to receive 20% off and a free 5-pack of cigars. Free shipping on orders $100 or more.

Five Daughters Bakery—Donuts for pick up at Ponce City Market.

Garden & Gun Club—Available for takeout with a limited menu from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Call 770-726-0925 to place an order!

Goldberg’s Fine Foods—Takeout, curbside pickup and free delivery available. Order online or call 770-485-9570 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jia—Offering takeout daily from 11am-10pm.

Marrakesh—Offering curbside pick-up and delivery.

Miso Ko & Ton Ton—Offering pick-up and delivery.

Ph’east—Select vendors in Ph’east – Poke Burri, Kung Fu Tea and Taps at Ph’east – are offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. Customers can call to order.

Root Baking Co—Curbside pick-up for pizza, salad and more.

Saint Germain Bakery—Free delivery w/in Atlanta for pastries, cakes, etc.

Restaurants Offering Beer & Wine To-Go

Take 50% off beer/wine to-go from FlowerChild

Take 50% off beer/wine to-go from Flower Child.

City Winery—Offering to-go food & wine Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm.

Flower Child—Take 50 percent off beer/wine to go when you make any food purchase! Consider ordering a Flower Child Family Meal for a filling feast or just order your favorite protein with a healthy side. Either way get 35 percent off curbside and pick up order placed Sunday through Thursday when you order online and use the code FLOWER35.

Tap on Ponce—Curbside pick-up for beer and wine.

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D.I.Y. Immune Boosting Shot At Home

Immune Boost Shot Ingredients

Some Immune Boost Shot Ingredients

A healthy immune system is your body’s first defense against viruses and other illnesses, but it needs the right nutrients to keep it running at its best! Roi Shlomo, owner of Kale Me Crazy, has been passing out these tasty immune boosting shots to healthcare workers. Here is how you can make your own:

Ingredients:

1 apple
2 lemons
2-inch piece of ginger root (about 1 tsp)
2-inch piece of turmeric root (about 1 tsp)
Cayenne pepper (pinch)

Healthcare Workers with Kale Me Crazy's Immune Boosting Shots

Healthcare Workers with Kale Me Crazy’s Immune Boosting Shots

Instructions:

  • Wash all the ingredients and peel them if not organic.
  • Chop the ingredients and put everything through the juicer.
  • Add a pinch of Cayenne pepper and stir.
  • Enjoy!

Follow Kale Me Crazy on Instagram for more great content and donate to their Feed the Front Line initiative by adding a wrap donation at checkout. Each donation will send a meal to a healthcare professional.

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Restaurants Giving Back

The Gypsy Spice Rubbed 24oz Ribeye Dinner Including Wine

The Gypsy Spice Rubbed 24oz Ribeye Dinner Including Wine

bartaco—bartaco is open for take out, curbside-pick up and delivery options. Their offers include their full take out menu, a new family pack menu, as well beer, wine + fresh margarita mix. Orders can be placed via order.bartaco.com or the bartaco app. You can also purchase an e-gift card from which 100% of the proceeds will benefit their employee fund here.

Gypsy Kitchen—The tapas restaurant is offering curbside pick-up and delivery within a three-mile radius from 11am-9pm daily, including half-priced all bottles of wine and a complimentary bottle of wine with a $50 purchase. Restaurant industry workers will receive 50 percent off all orders. Please see here for the menu. Call 404-939-9840 to place an order or order via UberEats and DoorDash.

Hampton + Hudson—Hampton + Hudson has temporarily transformed into an online store to offer the community food and necessities for pick-up and delivery. Created to support the community and their restaurant staff during this time of uncertainty, Hampton + Hudson General Store allows people to place orders for items such as toilet paper, soap, local farmer boxes with fresh produce and recipes, and more. The restaurant’s elevated pub food is also available for pick-up and delivery as well as family meals serving four to six people.

Miller Union To-Go Meals

Miller Union To-Go Meals

Miller Union—Miller Union has partnered with the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm to provide meals to the hardworking healthcare heroes of Emory Healthcare Heroes, along with Forza Storico. The program provides almost 2,000 meals a week to healthcare workers. In addition, Miller Union has partnered with Jamestown and Georgia Organics to provide CSA boxes to employees with fresh produce from local farms.

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Restaurants Providing To-Go Options

A Farmers & Fisherman Purveyors Produce Box

A Farmers & Fisherman Purveyors Produce Box

Farmers & Fisherman Purveyors—A local supplier to many Buckhead area restaurants, Farmers & Fisherman has moved to deliver supplies of fresh quality produce to Atlanta homes. Choose from a variety of meats, seafood, produce and more.

Georgetown Cupcake—Cupcakes are available by pre-order only for pick-up and delivery. Customers can place their orders online.

KarmaFarm—Buckhead’s KarmaFarm offers extensive healthy gluten, dairy & nut free meat & two or vegan meal combos, Homemade soups, authentic yuca stuffed arepas and baked goods available for pickup at our drive-thru or curbside. Order online or via text (404) 307-7186. Provisions. Springer Mountain chicken & veggie, or vegan veggie pot pies also available via special order with advance notice to [email protected], as well as custom layer birthday cakes and cupcakes.

Le Bilboquet—From 4-9pm daily, they are offering a special menu here and half-priced bottles of wine under $100 for delivery through UberEats and curbside pick-up.

Le Colonial—From noon-9pm daily, they are offering a special menu here for curbside pick-up and delivery through UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates.

 

Nina & Rafi Owners Anthony Spina & Billy Streck Nina & Rafi Owners Anthony Spina & Billy Streck. Photo Courtesy of Mia Yakel.

Nina & Rafi Owners Anthony Spina & Billy Streck
     Photo Courtesy of Mia Yakel.

Nina & Rafi—Nina & Rafi is offering its menu for take-out and delivery only from 4-9pm Monday through Wednesday and noon-9pm Thursday through Sunday. Customers can place orders and pay by calling (404) 549-8997. Advance food orders and gift card purchases can be placed at [email protected]

Nothing Bundt Cakes – Sandy Springs—Treat Mom to Something Sweet! The world has changed but there are still reasons to celebrate! Offering delivery and curbside pick up.

SAMA Food For Balance—SAMA Food For Balance is taking online orders and includes popular items like their Kitchari Cleanses, Juice and Smoothie packages. There is also a Family Meal Plan option that feeds a family of 4 three full meals. Owner, Shannon Sliger, is working these orders herself, so show her some love!

Various food available at SAMA.

Various food available at SAMA.

Second Self Beer Company—The Westside brewery is offering to-go sales of beer, Rudi’s and Cirrus in 4-pack, 6-pack and bottled varieties. ‘Survivor Kits’ containing four 6-packs of beer, two boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and one roll of toilet paper and ‘Missing Soccer Kits’ with two 6-packs of viKings of the South IPA, a viKings of the South summer soccer scarf and two koozies are also available for purchase. Customers can place orders in-person, by phone (678) 916-8035 or online at www.secondselfbeer.com and pick up curbside from their cars Tuesday through Saturday between 2 and 6pm.

Shake Shack at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta—Shake Shack at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is now offering to-go service and delivery via GrubHub during regular business hours (11am-10pm).

Southern Bistro—We are open for take out, we have a general store and family meals. Please visit our website.

The Southern Gentleman—The Southern Gentleman is offering delivery and curbside pick-up daily from 11am-9pm.

 

Takeout Options from Yumbii

Takeout Options from Yumbii

Taverna—The Italian restaurant at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is offering curbside pick-up and delivery via DoorDash and UberEats from 4-9pm everyday.

Yumbii—Yumbii Taco Shop is now offering large family-style menu items–in addition to their regular menu–that can be taken home and refrigerated or frozen with free delivery on orders over $25 within a 5-mile radius. Online ordering with curbside pick-up is also available. Yumbii will add one complimentary roll of toilet paper with each order. Orders can be placed on Yumbii’s website.

 

Restaurants With Gift Cards Available

Biltong Bar—Both locations of Biltong Bar are currently closed, but offering gift cards here as well as a merch collaboration where a portion of the profit goes directly to staff here.

Yebo—Yebo is currently closed but offering gift cards here.

10 Degrees South—10 Degrees South is currently closed but offering gift cards here. 

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Kickback With These Quarantine Cocktail Kits

The Tropical Vibes, Fiery Watermelon, and Grapefruit Jalapeño cocktails

The Tropical Vibes, Fiery Watermelon, and Grapefruit Jalapeño cocktails

Nothing lifts the quarantine blues like take-out or curbside from your favorite local restaurant. Now you can get that same feeling of happy hour sips at your local bar with take-home cocktail kits, like these by Restaurant Holmes.

These kits provide perfectly portioned ingredients to create your own hand-crafted cocktails from the comfort of home. Enjoy fresh fruity flavors with a kick like the fiery watermelon or grapefruit jalapeno.

Tune into @restaurantholmes for a step-by-step how-to for the Fiery Watermelon Cocktail Below:

Quick How-To Video for the Fiery Watermelon Cocktail

Click Here for a Quick How-To Video for the Fiery Watermelon Cocktail

Cocktail Kit Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Watermelon Oleo Saccharum
  • Agave
  • Lime Juice
  • Fresh Pressed Cucumber
  • Fresno Chili Salt

Ingredients/Tools You Will Need:

  • 2oz of Tequila or liquor of your preference
  • Shaker/Tin
  • Ice
  • Small Glass

Directions:

  • Add Fresno Chilli Salt to the rim of small glass
  • Add Tequila, Watermelon Oleo Saccharum, Lime Juice, and Dash of Agave, and Ice to shaker tin. Shake.
  • Pour shaker contents into a small glass and garnish with lime.
  • Enjoy!

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Springer Mountain Farm Chicken, Confit Thigh & Root Vegetable Risotto, Chipotle Gravy.

Springer Mountain Farm Chicken, Confit Thigh & Root Vegetable Risotto, Chipotle Gravy.

Restaurants Offering To-Go

Canoe—Offers a parking lot pick-up menu Monday-Saturday from 4 pm-7 pm. Guests can order Chef Matthew Basford’s daily family-style menu specials or classic Canoe dishes a la carte.

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'Lato Taco

‘Lato Taco

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Honeysuckle Gelato—Honeysuckle Gelato will be offering a drive-thru service as well as pushing online sales. They have set up a pickup program at their production facility (located at: 1024 White St SW, Atlanta 30310) for a drive-thru service offering pans, sandwiches and pints only.

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The LL Cheeseburger

The LL Cheeseburger

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Lyla Lila—Offering a curbside pick-up menu Wednesday-Sunday from 4 pm – 8 pm. Guests can order from family-style pasta packages or a la carte.

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DIY Ramen Kit

DIY Ramen Kit

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Yakitori Jinbei—10% off of all takeout orders. If you are planning on calling ahead, take a peek at exclusive deals online.

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Healthcare Worker with Immune Boosting Shot

Healthcare Worker with Immune Boosting Shot

Establishments Giving Back

Kale Me Crazy—Roi Shlomo, creator of Kale Me Crazy, has been delivering immune-boosting shots to healthcare workers. Customers can now purchase a meal for a healthcare professional at checkout.

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$70,000 Donated to the Service Industry as of April 13

$70,000 Donated to the Service Industry as of April 13

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Scofflaw Brewing Co.—Pledged over $50,000 for the hospitality industry relief donations through partnerships with the Giving Kitchen and Bottleshare in Georgia. Scofflaw’s Atlanta Brewery remains open for curbside where customers and supporters can purchase merchandise, gift cards, beer, hard seltzer and growlers to-go.

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Pickup Wine for A Good Cause

Pickup Wine for A Good Cause

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Whitehall Tavern and Creatwood Tavern—Creatwood Tavern and Whitehall Tavern are now offering curbside pick up and delivery options for their food, beer and wine menus with family meal options also available. 20% service charges will be added to each to-go order with all fees benefiting staff.

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A Few of the Meal Options at Eat Clean Bro

A Few of the Meal Options at Eat Clean Bro

Meal Kit Delivery

Eat Clean Bro—Local meal delivery service, Eat Clean Bro, has teamed up with two local restaurants, Zucca Bar & Pizzeria and The Corner Taqueria, to create pizza and taco meal prep kits at $30 each.

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Bang Bang Chicken at MiscFit Meals

Bang Bang Chicken at MiscFit Meals

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MiscFiT Meals—Has Meal Prep service still available and will continue with pickup and delivery service. Pickup will be curbside only during the hours of 1:30pm – 3:00pm on Sunday.

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You Can Sponsor A Emergency Food Box Delivery for South Fulton Families in Need

An Emergency Food Box

Food Pantries

Feeding GA Families—You can sponsor an Emergency Food Box Deliver for South Fulton Families in Need by donating to FeedGa.org. The nonprofit also hosts a drive-thru food pantry, Mondays at 6:00pm (until supplies last) in the Fairburn Youth Center (parking lot), 149 SW Broad St., Fairburn 30213. No ID or registration required.

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Kwavi Agbeyegbe

Kwavi Agbeyegbe

Nutrition Programs

Global Grace LLC—Who else has been using the quarantine as an excuse to overeat? Host Tran Bui Smith is with Lifestyle Coach Kwavi to announce a new 8 week program to prevent overeating. It’s time to get back on track and feel better after the lockdown.

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FITNESS & FUN

Peach Out Power Yoga is open and offering private classes, regular classes in person, and online yoga sessions!

Members of the Peach Out Power Yoga Team in January

Members of the Peach Out Power Yoga Team in January

For the month of May, pre-registration for in-studio yoga classes will be required, and no walk-ins will be permitted. Classes will be limited to 12 people to start (increasing week-to-week), and there will be markers to ensure everyone is six feet apart.

Note all classes will be filmed and live-streamed on their private Facebook site to provide online options for those who choose to continue to practice virtually.  If you feel comfortable coming to the studio and being filmed during practice, the crew definitely look forward to seeing you!

Private and semi-private yoga classes are available for those who want more one-on-one, in-studio instruction. Perfect for beginners, those who want to work on specific postures, or a small group of yogi friends who are more comfortable practicing with people they know.

***Pop-up Classes:  In addition to the classes you’ll see on the May schedule, Peach Out plans to host several outdoor pop-up classes in the big parking lot facing the studio. These classes will be announced the night before and will have a maximum capacity of 20 people!  Follow along with Peach Out on Instagram @peachoutpoweryoga for more updates.

Out-Of-The-Box Fun

The American Axe throwing space

The American Axe Throwing Space

American Axes—American Axes offers socially distanced axe throwing options and can travel to you.

Virtual Exercise

Operation BootCamp-Decatur—Virtual Zoom Workouts in May for your family

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Breathe Easy with Dry Salt Therapy

Carrie Wright, owner of Intown Salt Room

Carrie Wright, owner of Intown Salt Room

Fitness fanatics are often concerned with cardiovascular health but equally important can be your respiratory health! Lungs can’t keep up with your legs? Good luck running that 5K, completing that HITT workout, or even keeping up with the grandkids.

Dry Salt Therapy is a natural, non-invasive treatment used by athletes, adults, and even children as a way to treat a wide range of respiratory issues like COPD, allergies, sinusitis, and more.

How does it work? Here are the three fundamentals of Dry Salt Therapy:

  • Super Absorbent: Dry salt acts like a sponge attracting foreign substances along its path through the upper and lower respiratory tract.
  • Anti-inflammatory: Inhaled dry salt particles from the mist may help to reduce inflammation in the entire respiratory tract and widen the airway passages
  • Anti-Bacterial: The dry salt particles from the mist act as an antibacterial agent, dissolving bacteria and pollutants lodged in the respiratory tract.

In addition, salt naturally produces negative ions that have been shown to help reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. Remember that relaxed feeling you get on a beach? Part of that is from the ocean’s salt!

Zero gravity chairs at the Intown Salt Room

Zero gravity chairs at Intown Salt Room

Always consult with your healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns regarding any current medical conditions as Dry Salt Therapy may not be recommended for everyone with life-threatening infections and chronic lung and respiratory conditions.

Intown Salt Room is the only stand-alone salt room in Atlanta and is now open with limited hours. For updates, meditation tips, and more follow their page on Instagram @intownsaltroom.

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Virtual Fitness

Glamour Girl Fitness mommy daughter duo Jackie & Janaé Madison

Glamour Girl Fitness mommy daughter duo Jackie & Janaé Madison

Glamour Girl Fitness—May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. Connect with Glamour Girl Fitness and explore their Mommy & Me physical fitness initiatives.

Intown Tumbling (and yoga for kids)—Join us for Live Zoom classes for the Month of May! Gymnastics, ninja, and kids yoga for toddlers – age 11.

Stellar Power Yoga—Offering virtual classes of several different types of yoga.

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Craft, Create and Learn with the Aurora Theater Digital Series

Play fun theatre games led by Aurora staff.

Play fun theatre games led by Aurora staff.

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Seeing the need for activities to entertain kids and adults alike, Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theater has created their Digital Series 2020, a collection of fun and engaging games, crafts, and stories that are presented daily on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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  • Get in touch with your inner artist with Cody’s Crafting Corner and decorate wine glasses.
  • Learn fun theater games actors use to boost their creative mind and body.
  • Sit down with your little ones to listen to a story read by a staff member.

Also in the works is their Cyber Stage projects, which will show virtual performances on Wednesdays throughout the month of May. The project will feature a number of new plays, many of which were designed to be shown in a virtual setting. Check Aurora Theater’s website for registration details.

Virtual Fitness

Yoga at The Battery Atlanta now brought to you virtually.

Yoga at The Battery Atlanta now brought to you virtually.

The Battery Atlanta Wellness Series: Yoga—Namast’ay at home and start the week off stress-free with a virtual yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente on The Battery Atlanta Facebook Live every Monday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. No registration required

Family Fun

Braves Clubhouse Store—Atlantans – let’s support the Braves as a family! Check the Instagram (@bravesretail) for weekly product launches available for order by email at [email protected].

The Escape Game—Take family game night to the next level with at-home experiences from The Escape Game! Families and friends can choose from the Escape from Iron Gate board game, The Escape Game: Unlocked digital adventure and TEG Field Trip educational journeys to challenge each other and solve puzzles.

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No Equipment Workout at Home

Photo Courtesy of Freepik

Squats are one of many no equipment exercises.

The gyms may be closed for now, but that doesn’t mean you have to slide on your fitness routine.  STAT Wellness has these 10 exercises you can do at home with no need for exercise equipment:

  • Squats
  • Push-ups
  • Lunges
  • Plank
  • Sumo Squats
  • Plank Up Downs
  • Squat Jumps
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Shoulder Taps
  • Hip Thrusters

Make it a full-body workout by doing 10-20 reps of each exercise 4 times. See here for video instructions from STAT Wellness on how to complete each exercise and tune into their Instagram for more fun tips and interactive sessions.

Virtual Fitness Programs

Tune in for virtual workouts with Dr. Fitness

Tune in for virtual workouts with Dr. Fitness

Drab to Fab Life—2018 Over 40 & Fabulous! Inspiration Award Winner, Lisa Mohager of Drab to Fab Life, is offering a free 14 day trial and consultation of her fitness program which offers hundreds of workout options, plus customizable family meal plans of good-for-you food.

Dr. Fitness—To counteract the recent gym and fitness studio closures, Dr. Smith (aka “Dr. Fitness”) has launched a virtual wellness program, including live fitness classes and guided meditation sessions on IGTV. Of note, this offering is available to everyone (Cortland residents and non-residents).

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Fitness & Outdoor Gear

Fernando, manager of the Decatur Big Peach Running Store

Fernando, manager of the Decatur Big Peach Running Store

Big Peach Running Co.—Keep on running using Big Peach Running Company’s online shoe fitting process. Orders can be processed online or by phone with shipping or curbside pick up options available.

Mountain High Outfitters—Now offering curbside pickup for online orders.

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Fun for Kids, Home Activities & Things to Look Forward To

Atlanta Junior Rowing Association—Browse their Learn-To-Row Summer Camp options.

City of Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks—Daily workouts and themed activities to keep you and your family busy during shelter-in-place.

Goldfish Swim School—Atlanta’s premier swim lesson facility designed for kids ages 4 months-12 years of age. During their temporary closure they’re offering a 15% bonus in family credit for all gift cards purchased online at this website.

Drop into a virtual workshop hosted by MODA.

Drop into a virtual workshop hosted by MODA.

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)—The museum is now offering online workshops, meet-ups, special events via Zoom, professional development and activities for adults and children ages 8 to 18 to help keep everyone learning and thinking creatively while at home. While some online programs are free, the museum asks participants to pay a nominal course fee to cover operational costs for some; scholarships are available here for those unable to pay the fee.

Strem HQ Tech Academy —An awesome line up of short term and ongoing tech classes online which include Java, Python, Adobe toolset, Minecraft, Roblox and much more. They are also offering free classes for children of healthcare professionals. All classes have live instruction, 1:5 small group ratios and peer-to-peer interaction in a fun collaborative way. The first class is free and there is no registration fee for any virtual classes.

Young Chefs Academy of Sandy Springs—Booking for birthday parties in the future and gift cards.

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Work From Home Back Stretches

Working from your couch sounds nice in theory, but a couple hours in and your back may have a different story to tell.  Karen Patton with Peach Out Yoga brings four simple stretches to work your lower back.

Knee to Chest Stretch

Knee to Chest Stretch

Knee to chest stretch 

  • Start on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
  • While straightening your left leg to the floor, use both hands to gently pull your right knee into your chest.
  • Hold your right knee against your chest for 30–60 seconds, then switch to the other side.
Spinal Twist

Spinal Twist

Spinal Twist – you can come right from the knee to chest stretch to this pose.

  • Lie on your back and set up the knee to chest stretch above with your right knee tucked into your chest.
  • Allow your right knee to fall over to the left side of your body until it touches the floor, attempting to keep your right shoulder on the floor while your twist your head to the right.
  • Fully extend your arms out to the sides, with your palms face-down on the floor, hold for 30-60 seconds, then switch to the other side.
Extended Child's Pose

Extended Child’s Pose

Extended Child’s Pose 

  • Bring your knees out wide and allow your chest to melt towards the floor.
  • Extend your arms forward to help lengthen the spine.
  • Pull your hips down and back while allowing the weight in your hips to rest on your heels.  Hold this pose for as long as it feels good.
Bridge Pose

Bridge Pose

Bridge Pose 

  • Lay on your back with your feet hip-distance apart.  While inching your shoulders in, lift your hips. For extra support, place a block under your lower back.
  • Hands can be clasped under your back or pushing into the floor. Hold for 30-60 seconds.
  • When coming out of the pose, start at your shoulders and slowly roll out, lowering down one vertebrae at a time. Repeat 2-3 times.

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The Staff at The Daily Pilates

The Staff at The Daily Pilates

Virtual Fitness Programs

The Daily Pilates—Offering online Pilates classes for all levels on Vimeo On Demand here.

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Sha, Founder of GYMNISTA

Sha, Founder of GYMNISTA

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GYMNISTA— Follow GYMNISTA for quick home workouts using what you have. Yoga and stress relief, healthy eats and apps to help maintain mental health.

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Monica Ricci of Catalyst Coaching

Monica Ricci of Catalyst Coaching

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Catalyst Coaching—Exercise is a key factor in mental health and well-being, so don’t let being stuck at home derail your fitness. There are lots of great bodyweight exercises you can do with little to NO equipment necessary. Find free quick videos on the Catalyst YouTube channel and even if you’ve never been active before, just 15 minutes a day will help you get (or stay) strong and #Quarantoned!

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At-home Workouts by MiscFit

At-home Workouts by MiscFit

MiscFiT Online Training Academy—Created by NFL Owner Bryan Jean-Pierre, this 30-day online program contains a shopping list with affordable select pieces of equipment that will create the best gym given our circumstances in your home. The program also includes customized workouts including HIIT, weight training and plyometrics. The workouts are thoroughly explained with online videos including a voice-over to explain proper techniques. The program also includes a meal prep guidance sheet.

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Training at STAT Wellness

Training at STAT Wellness

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STAT Wellness—STAT Wellness is a medicine & movement practice focusing on whole-body health. At STATWellness.com you can find virtual workouts, schedule Functional Medicine visits via telehealth, virtual Health Coaching and Dietitian consults, sick visits, and at-home lab testing.

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Cycling

ElectroBike Owner Eric Hunger with Magnum e-bike

ElectroBike Owner Eric Hunger with Magnum e-bike

Electrobike—Get out of the house while practicing safe social distancing with the help of an electric bicycle. Fun and easy to operate, you can switch from traditional cycling to electric peal assist with the flip of a switch! Essential workers can use them to commute to and from work, and families can enjoy outdoor time together since e-bikes work for all ages and abilities.

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Give Back & More 

The Great Roswell Wedding Rescue

Why Wait Weddings are hosted at Roswell’s historic Naylor Hall

Why Wait Weddings are hosted at Roswell’s historic Naylor Hall

Why wait for the perfect moment, take this moment and make it perfect!

Heartbroken over the many canceled weddings and long-awaited nuptials put on hold, Gillian Marto and Deb Hull of Events of a Lifetime Productions took it upon themselves to offer a new Why Wait Wedding Package.

A charming, intimate micro-wedding package that includes a choice between a beautifully decorated outdoor or indoor ceremony at Roswell’s historic Naylor Hall, which has been thoroughly treated to combat any germs or viruses, officiant, flowers, live music, materials for up to 10 guests, and a champagne toast and wedding cake or cupcakes packaged and served to maximize safety.

Wedding llamas are available for a fun add-on

Wedding llamas are available for a fun add-on

Options also include the opportunity to have a professional photographer and videographer capture the day. Add ons include the wedding Llamas, pedicab or horse and carriage arrival. The women have also worked with local Roswell eateries Table & Main and Osteria Mattone to offer the option of packages for brunch, lunch or cocktails after the ceremony.

If you would like more information, or to reserve your time on the Why Wait Wedding Calendar, call 770.595.9115. You can also see more information online here.

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Fun for the Kiddos

Fun at Montessori Kids Academy

Fun at Montessori Kids Academy

Montessori Kids Academy—Check out Montessori mornings. Affordable and flexible. Convenient for parents who need to run errands or visit the gym.

Online Inspiration

National Center for Civil and Human Rights—The Power to Inspire Tribute Awards have gone virtual! Celebrate honorees, Mari Copeny, Katie Fahey, and Dr. Denis Mukwege, through Zoom interviews over the next few weeks. Click here to register to join.

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Paper Products & Photography

Invitations from Paces Papers

Invitations from Paces Papers

Paces Papers—The premier fine and custom stationery boutique in Atlanta and beyond. Featuring the best in stationery design from around the world including Arzberger, Karen Adams, Cavallini, Felix Doolittle, G. Lalo and Rifle Paper Co. A Buckhead boutique for more than 45 years. In house designers for custom invitations, personalized stationery, and more. Temporary store hours M-F, 10a-12p and by appointment. Curbside pick up available.

Pitter Productions Photography—2020 Over 40 & Fabulous! Top 40 member, Pitter Goughnour is available to photograph clients. Headshots, graduation photos, and more! Pitter wears a mask and can use her zoom lens for shoots if social distancing is requested.

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Serving Hospitality to Servers In Need

#ATLFAMILYMEALS being picked up from Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

#ATLFAMILYMEALS being picked up from Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

The service industry was one of those hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak, with tens of thousands of restaurant workers without work almost overnight. ATLFAMILYMEAL is a non-profit initiative dedicated to providing meals to servers and their families who are in need.  With the help of chefs and hospitality groups such as Gina and Linton Hopkins, Electric Hospitality, King of Pops, Fox Bros., and Jai Ho, ATLFAMILYMEAL has been able to provide 15,000 meals to servers and their families from over 200 restaurants.

Other business partners include Wild Heaven Brewery, which has created two new brews, ‘All Together’ and ‘Straya’ (brewed in partnership with former Braves pitcher, Peter Moylan) with part of the proceeds going towards ATLFAMILYMEAL’s efforts, and Lyft, who is donating ride credits through its LyftUp program to help make deliveries.

You can donate to the initiative’s cause or, if you own a hospitality business and would like to get assistance for employees, sign up.

More Places Giving Back

 

Children’s Museum of Atlanta volunteers hand out kits.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta volunteers hand out kits.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta—Helping underserved communities gain access to ‘the power of play’ and fun things to do during shelter-in-place, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta has been delivering between 200-300 Family Activity Kits to low-income families every Friday. The kits provide ideas and materials for family activities that encourage educational learning through play.

Twice as Nice Uniforms—Atlanta-based uniform manufacturer Twice as Nice Uniforms has converted their factory to making masks, gowns and other essential items. They have also started a GoFundMe to raise money to donate masks to different organizations such as police, food banks, etc.

Dating 

Virtual dating with Single Atlanta

Virtual dating with Single Atlanta

Single Atlanta Matchmakers—What’s changed about dating in the last month? EVERYTHING! The good news is Single Atlanta Matchmakers has the solution to dating safely and confidently. 1000’s of professional, quality singles are in their database and ready to meet. Matchmakers will take care of prescreening matches and setting up virtual dates. All you have to do is get ready for the call. It’s that simple. Safe. Fun. Easy.

Media

Tamara Brands—The TSB Agency is here to serve all of your media and television needs. From casting and producing to securing placement for actors & actresses the Tamra Simmons Brand Agency is here to serve all of your media and television needs.

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Race in Place with the Your Space Virtual Race!

A Bert's Big Adventure Virtual Space Race participant!

A Bert’s Big Adventure Your Space Adventure Race participant!

Bert’s Big Adventure is throwing an at-home race to benefit their charity, which provides an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World to children with chronic and terminal illnesses with their families.

The Your Space Adventure Race will be held Saturday, May 2nd and challenges you to walk, run, or ride a distance in your own space. Dress up as a superhero and run in their honor, whether it’s a healthcare worker, essential worker, or anyone else who is doing their part to help get us through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration is $15, with $5 per additional person. All proceeds will go to Bert’s Big Adventure. Help spread the word on social using the tags #BertsBigAdventure and #YourSpaceRace! Sign up by clicking here.

Other Nonprofits Making A Difference

HomeAid Atlanta—The 2020 Essentials Drive has moved online! This annual drive helps collect much needed diapers and baby wipes to distribute to shelters for homeless mothers, infants, and toddlers. In the wake of COVID-19, this year’s drive has been expanded to include other urgent items to help in the pandemic. All items will be shipped and delivered via Amazon Smile.

Donations to the HomeAid Essentials Drive

Donations to the HomeAid Essentials Drive

National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)—NIVA was created in response to the COVID-19 shutdown to help independent venues and promoters survive. Atlanta establishments such as Center Stage, The Masquerade, and Smith’s Olde Bar have joined the ranks to help create a network of support and resources for other small and medium venues. Membership is free to venues.

Food Fight GA—Georgia Organics and the Jamestown Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization backed by the company behind Ponce City Market, has created a new initiative to support food industry workers and Georgia farmers. By buying produce from local farms and sending it to food workers in need, they are able to help sustain two of the states most vulnerable populations in the COVID-19 pandemic. Food Fight GA is still in it’s pilot phase, those interested in donating can click here. Restaurants interested in joining the program can learn more here.

Out-of-the-box Quarantine Help & Fun

Let Lulu Do It—A concierge task service that helps you get things done.  Let Lulu do it!

Atlanta Audubon—There’s been an increased interest in birdwatching with the shelter-in-place orders. In response, Atlanta Audubon is offering a number of online bird events including casual discussions, webinars and more. For a full list of their resources, click here.

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Feed Atlantans In-Need with an Interactive “Bear Hunt”

Be Well Bears and food for those in need

Be Well Bears and food for those in need

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Show your kids how they can help other children in need during quarantine by joining Children Helping Children’s Be Well Bear Hunt. This charity bear hunt is collecting wishes and virtual bear hugs and turning them into care packages distributed around the community.

Here is how your family can join:

  • Have your kids pick out their favorite stuffed bears and take a photo of them giving them BIG hugs.
  • Each child can create and color a ‘well wish’, a sweet message to send to a kid who needs some extra love right now.
  • Post photos of their hugs and wishes to social media, tagging Children Helping Children ((Facebook [email protected] and Instagram – chcatlantaorg) with these hashtags: #childrenhelpingchildren, #thebewellbearhunt, #lovecannotbequarantined, #littlehandsbiglove
  • Watch CHC’s social media as they use your drawing on the front of a “Be Well Bear” and fill the bear pack with food for a child most affected by COVID-19.

Children Helping Children is a locally owned nonprofit dedicated to teaching children to help others and be a positive change in the world. To catch up with Children Helping Children and see all the Be Well Bears check out their Facebook page here.

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Pets 

Give your pet more time for play with CutiePaws Pet Sitting

A CutiePaws Client

Bark Fifth Avenue—Visit their website and social media platforms for tips, tricks, and ways to stay fabulous (even while Social Distancing) with your pet!

CutiePaws Pet Sitting—As a Best Dog Walker for Atlanta Best Media’s My Buckhead community, they are offering a 10% discount on the first booking for new clients. In addition, they are also offering a 10% discount to all first responders and essential workers.

Hollywood Feed—Curbside pickup is available at all Hollywood Feed locations, serving your pets the best in pet care.

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Love

Date virtually with the help of Single Atlanta

Date virtually with the help of Single Atlanta

Single Atlanta Matchmakers—”Love is not cancelled.”  Available for complimentary virtual coaching/chat sessions to listen, encourage and share our optimism. Yes, you can still date! Maintaining social distance doesn’t mean loneliness. If there’s ever been a time to get creative with ideas for first (or second, third, or fourth) dates, it’s now.

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Finances

Financial Innovations LLC—Financial Innovations is offering a series of zoom webinars covering important wealth-related topics – Identity Theft, Waldo Waldman, Author of Never Fly Solo and Retired Air Force Motivational Speaker, Social Security, Author of What Game are You Playing – Robin Moriarty, and more. If you wish to partake in our webinars and/or receive our emails, please reach out to Laura at [email protected]

Mediation

Clarity Mediation—Experiencing extra stress during the pandemic due to divorce or separation? Clarity Mediation can help. Virtual sessions for group or individual conflict resolution are available from the comfort of your home. To explore if mediation is right for you, call (404) 585-1206 or visit the scheduling page.

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Marketing Your Business During COVID-19

Tran Bui Smith

Tran Bui Smith

How do you navigate marketing your business during a crisis?  This is the question many business owners face as they try to balance the health of their customers and employees with the health of their business. Tran Bui Smith, host of On Location with Tran, has these tips for marketing your business during these strange times:

  1. Be Current—With things constantly changing, make sure you stay current. Update the information on your website and social media pages. Let people know if you are open or closed, update your hours and tell them what you have available.

  1. Tell Your Story—Right now you have more eyes on your page. New people are finding you and current followers have more time for engagement. Take advantage of the bigger audience by telling your story. Who you are, what you do, why you do it. Photos are great, but videos are more powerful.

  1. Provide Relevant Information—Share information that makes sense for your business and your brand. Be the expert in your field. It wouldn’t make sense for a car wash company to be posting about artwork, but providing tips on car cleaning and maintenance would help with your credibility.

BAPA Students at Past Preformance

BAPA Students at Past Preformance

For Kids & Teens

British Academy of Performing Arts— BAPA Online Academy offers live and on-demand lessons in dance and theater for ages 2 and up.

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Remote Drivers Ed Classes Offered

Remote Drivers Ed Classes Offered

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Tiny Towne—Providing DDS approved Remote Driver’s Education for student drivers at reduced cost.

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Bert's Big Adventure Founder Bert Weiss

Bert’s Big Adventure Founder Bert Weiss

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Bert’s Big Adventure—Join Bert’s Big Adventure for a “virtual hug”! Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., Bert’s Big Adventure will enlist a “Storytime Star” to read a short book on Facebook.

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No Contact Car Repair

No Contact Car Repair

Car Care

Crabapple Automotive—No contact service and pick up within a 5-mile radius.

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Cobb Chamber Members Happy To Help Small Business

Cobb Chamber Members Happy To Help Small Business

General Business Help

Cobb Chamber of Commerce—Free “How To” webinar series for business owners, managers, and executives on navigating the complexities of a pandemic business climate from local experts and officials. Located under business resources, webinars.

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The Peach Out Yoga Team

(Back): David Melton; (Front L to R): Karen Patton,
Charina Shields

By Jennifer Colosimo

What’s better than a fitness studio featuring your favorite workout class every single day? One that offers every kind of workout class under one roof. That was the idea that launched the newly renamed Peach Out Power Yoga in East Cobb, its new designation reinforcing the studio’s tried-and-true reputation for a fun, laid-back interpretation of traditional yoga. As a result, it’s the community’s one-stop shop for all things fitness.

“The name Peach Out Power Yoga speaks to who we are,” says owner Karen Patton. “It’s been fun to create a name now that we really know who we are as a studio.”

That “we” is a studio where anyone off the street can come in and feel comfortable and confident taking a yoga class. It’s a relaxed atmosphere, far removed from the perfect poses and beautiful bodies reputation some traditional yoga studios carry.

“We’re not your typical yoga studio,” Patton says.“We’re approachable, welcoming, people aren’t intimidated to come in. We’re extremely different in that we play fun music, we dance and we’re always trying new things. People have an image of what yoga is, and I think that can be scary for some, but our brand is vibrant, and although we absolutely deliver a powerful, traditional yoga class, we add our own twist and personality to it.”

Peach Out Yoga Class

Peach Out Yoga Class

Not being in Buckhead, Patton knew it wouldn’t be easy to attract yoga clientele. She sought to “make” yogis instead, and offered something different. On her class calendar you’ll see a little bit of everything: non-heated classes to hot power yoga, basic fundamentals and slow flow to advanced classes, and fitness-minded classes such as Yogalates, Sculpt & Flow, Yin and meditation. Every class adapts to fit a variety of skill levels, interests and workout personalities. Plus, Patton carries chic yoga gear (it’s the only local studio that sells lululemon), and new clients can try a class for free before committing to a membership.

“We’ve built such a great community,” says Patton, who started that camaraderie from the ground up, seeking out beginner yogis and offering them a place they could belong. “Everybody that walks through the door knows each other. This is their happy place, their home and the people here are truly their friends. I’m very proud of what I’ve built here. It is exactly what I had hoped for.”

Karen Patton Helps Adjust A Pose

Karen Patton Helps Adjust A Pose

“You really have to come take a class so you know what I’m trying to describe, because there is just a feeling the second you walk in the studio,” says Patton, who teaches classes alongside a staff of 13 instructors. “We’ve got something really special. Every instructor brings their own personality, style and energy to their classes, and I think that’s why people connect—it’s authentic. My energy and what I envisioned, I think it’s infectious. My instructors embraced it from day one, and so did our clientele. It feels like one big family, really.”

Because her instructors are part of her family, you’ll most likely spot Karen at her studio, but she does frequent the (also newly named) East Cobb Tavern and Los Bravos Mexican Restaurant and shops Ivy Lane in Marietta.

Peach Out Power Yoga, peachoutpoweryoga.com, 3162 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste. 440, Marietta, 470.299.5256.

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