Photography by Studio B PhotographyDecluttering your home and office as part of spring cleaning? Why not clear out your makeup bag too? As part of the TrendBossTM pop-up class series, join celebrity makeup artist Scoobie West on March 7. The talented beauty pro will share tips on what to ditch and what to do to achieve a fresh look for the season.

Details: 1500 Southland Cir. NW., Atlanta; TrendBossAtl.com

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Tuttle_102118_0365Looking for a hiking buddy? Connect over trails and brews during REI Co-Op’s Hike and Hops – Stone Mountain Park and German Beer Tasting event on March 9. Explore the scenic outdoor hot spot during a guided 5- to 6-mile trek before heading over to The Village Corner German Restaurant and Bakery for a snapshot of German brewskis. Your ticket includes the guided tour as well as a free beer and pretzel served with Bavarian mustard and Bier Cheese Sauce. Prost to that!

Details: REI.com/Events

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Bad Axe Throwing in Atlanta Makes For Memorable Networking Events!

Bad Axe Throwing in Atlanta creates memorable experiences for all occasions!

An out-of-the-box option for networking events or date night, Bad Axe Throwing boasts a memorable experience that easily chops down typical outing ideas. Reserve your spot ahead of time and upon arrival, your party will be greeted with a dedicated coach and throwing lane. After each member is taught how to safely wield a variety of hatchets, your group can launch into free throwing to see who scores the most point on the dart-like setup or play a variety of games to challenge your new lumberjack and lumberjane skills. A major plus? Each lane has its own minifridge so you and your gang can bring drinks and a smorgasbord of bites to feast on while you play.

Details: 1356 English St. NW., Ste. C, Atlanta; BadAxeThrowing.com

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ShinglesThere’s a lot of buzz around the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, which has led to a nationwide shortage, but what exactly is shingles?

According to Leslie C. Gray, MD, if you’ve ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for developing shingles. The founder of Dermatology Center of Atlanta says when the varicella-zoster virus lies dormant in the nervous system, it can come back to life years later in the form of the herpes zoster virus, which causes shingles.

Shingles can be incredibly painful and can cause long-lasting complications. Candance Kimbrough-Green, MD, of Dermatology Consultants, notes to look for symptoms such as pain, burning, and tingling on one side of the body or face with or without a red rash with blisters.

Those most at risk for developing shingles are adults over 50 and those with weakened immune systems. Gray notes that children who have had chicken pox can develop the disease and those who have never had chicken pox before and haven’t been vaccinated can get chicken pox through direct contact with the open sores of the shingles rash.

The new Shingrix vaccine is given in two doses, two to six months apart and is advised for all healthy adults over 50. If you’ve already had shingles, you should still receive the vaccine to lower your chances of developing it again. Those who received the old Zostavax vaccine should also get the new vaccine. The great news? Gray explains that Shingrix is incredibly effective and can lower your chances of getting shingles by more than 90 percent.

Details: Dermatology-Atlanta.com, DermatologyConsultants.org

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KarmaFarm, farm-to-table eatery in Buckhead, features food that gives back.

KarmaFarm, the farm-to-table eatery in Buckhead, features food that gives back.

For fresh food in a flash, turn to the new fast-casual restaurant, KarmaFarm. Founded by Atlanta couple McCall and Scott Wilder, the farm-to-table eatery serves local, organic and sustainable proteins, sides, and salads like Southern black-eyed pea caviar with jalapeño. Plus, for every meal purchased, an entrée is donated to children in need.

Details: 54 Pharr Rd., Atlanta; EatKarmaFarm.com

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Whole Foods 365 Stores Now Open in Buckhead and Decatur

Whole Foods 365 Stores Now Open in Buckhead and Decatur

Grocery store giant, Whole Foods Market®, recently opened two affordable Whole Foods Market 365® stores in Buckhead and Decatur.

Visitors can expect Global Animal Partnership 5-Step Animal Welfare Rated meat, sustainably caught, responsibly farmed seafood, a large selection of produce and more.
Details: 3535 Northside Pkwy., Atlanta; 1555 Church St., Decatur; WholeFoodsMarket.com/365

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Hollandaise Asparagus by Recess at Krog Street Market

Roasted Asparagus and Cashew Hollandaise by Recess at Krog Street Market

Chef Victoria Shore helms the kitchen at health-focused Krog Street Market eatery, Recess. The culinarian grew up cooking with her family in Alpharetta. Here, she shares a recipe ideal for asparagus season. Roasted for more depth of flavor, this vegetable is paired with a guilt-free, cashew-based hollandaise sauce and crunchy toasted rye breadcrumbs.

INGREDIENTS
For the asparagus:
• 1 bunch asparagus, medium to small size
• Olive oil, to coat
• Salt and pepper

For the hollandaise:
• 1⁄2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about
half a lemon)
• 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
• 1⁄4 teaspoon turmeric (for color)
• 1⁄2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
• 1⁄4 cup olive oil
• 1 teaspoon salt

For the breadcrumbs:
• 2 slices day-old rye bread (or other crusty dense loaf)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil, more as needed
• 1 garlic clove
• 1 lemon
INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Trim any dry or woody ends from the asparagus,
toss with oil, salt and pepper and roast in oven for
12 to 15 minutes.
In a blender or food processor, combine all of the
hollandaise ingredients and blend until smooth and
creamy, adding up to 1⁄4 cup of water as needed.

Tear the bread into small pieces, about
pea-size. Zest the lemon (you can use the juice for
the hollandaise) and grate the garlic on the zester.
If you do not have a zester, peel the lemon with a
vegetable peeler and chop lemon peel and garlic
very fine.
Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottom skillet. Add the
breadcrumbs and toast, stirring frequently, over
medium heat until the bread is crispy and golden
brown. Remove from the heat and stir in the garlic
and lemon zest.
To serve, arrange the asparagus on a platter, drizzle
with hollandaise and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

Details: 99 Krog St. NE., V, Atlanta; RecessAtl.com

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Whether it’s a hectic work schedule or constant travel, getting proper rest can be difficult during certain stages of life but it’s not impossible. Jeff Rodgers, DMD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA of Sleep Better Georgia, shares four tips for staying well-rested during stressful times.

Dr. Rodgers1. Prioritize sleep. When the days are busy and you’re working long hours, the solution to staying well-rested is simple: make sleep a priority. It may be tempting, or even feel necessary, to stay up late to answer a few more emails or get the kid’s lunches ready for the next day, but sticking to your normal sleep/wake schedule is especially important during busy seasons. If you don’t keep a regular sleep/wake schedule, you will disrupt your circadian rhythms and hormones, which can upset sleep patterns further and make you groggy throughout the day, inhibiting the skills you need during busy seasons, such as focus and the ability to make sound, rational decisions.

2. When traveling, bring something you’re used to sleeping with, and create the optimal bedroom environment. If you’re traveling a lot during a particularly busy season, you’ll likely be sleeping in a bed you’re unfamiliar with. Studies show that half of our brains may remain alert when sleeping in a new location, negatively impacting sleep. You can help yourself get better rest by bringing things that you’re used to sleeping with back home with you, whether it’s a pillow, blanket, a pair of fuzzy socks, or even a stuffed animal! And, as much, as you have control over, create a bedroom environment that encourages good sleep. The room needs to be dark and cool—even the light from an alarm clock can hurt sleep quality. Bring an eye mask with you to block light, and use a white noise machine to drown out sounds. The Apple White Noise app is a great, portable option.

3. Stay consistent with your normal bedtimes when traveling to a different time zone. Try to fall asleep and wake up at whatever your normal bedtime is back home, meaning that if the new time zone you’re in is an hour ahead, stay up an hour later. This becomes more difficult when traveling to a different country, but try to stick to your regular sleep schedule as much as possible.
4. Exercise and eat right. During busy seasons and irregular schedules, it can be easy to skimp out on healthy meals to pick up fast food, or skip exercise. But eating a balanced diet and getting exercise will give you the energy you need to get through the day. Exercise during the day also tires you out a bit when bedtime rolls around. Releasing energy during the day = better sleep at night. Even a walk around the block to clear your mind can help you fall asleep faster. And during busy seasons, you certainly need all the sleep you can get!

Details: 1719 Mt. Vernon Rd., Ste. A, Dunwoody; SleepBetterGA.com

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Dr. Licenberg

Dr. Lincenberg

by Sheldon Lincenberg, MD

We all know an attractive belly when we see one. It has the appearance of youth. The features suggest the fitness and trimness of a body that has not suffered the agonies of age, weight gain, pregnancy or surgery. When those do occur, a tummy tuck can make the belly attractive again by tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin which results in a tighter abdominal wall and a smaller waistline. In the case of weight gain, Tummy Tuck is not an alternative to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Instead, the Tummy Tuck takes away the excess skin that remains once the patient has lost the extra pounds they gained, just as in pregnancy.

When is the right time for a Tummy Tuck?
The best time for a Tummy Tuck is after a woman has finished having a family and/or is at a stable weight. Since the goal of a Tummy Tuck is to create smooth contours and young skin, it is best for the patient to be at a stable weight and within 15 pounds of their ideal weight. If more than 15 pounds are lost after surgery, there may be some loose skin again.

What is a Designer Tummy Tuck?
As a plastic surgeon, I specialize in designing the right operation for each tummy. A traditional tummy tuck modifies all the layers of tissue – the skin, the fat and the muscle. But with techniques such as liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction and endoscopy, I can take a truly customized approach to abdominal contouring. Some women (such as women in good physical condition who have had children) don’t need a full Tummy Tuck. Smaller procedures can be done to optimize the appearance for these patients.

This Tummy Tuck patient of Dr. Lincenberg’s is a mother of 3 boys.

This Tummy Tuck patient of Dr. Lincenberg’s is a mother of three boys.

Can a Tummy Tuck be combined with other procedures?
Yes. A tummy tuck is often combined with breast procedures like breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or breast lift and augmentation. Liposuction is also commonly performed at the same time. Some patients will opt to have liposuction performed and use that fat to augment other areas of the body or face.

Sheldon Lincenberg, MD, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who trained at the prestigious Mayo Clinic. He has 27 years of experience helping patients achieve their facial and body plastic surgery goals using techniques that are proven to give the safest and longest-lasting results attainable. 

Details: Georgia Plastic Surgery, One Glenlake Pkwy., Ste. 950., Sandy Springs; 770.730.8222. GAPlasticSurg.com

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Glute Q&AQ: How can I build my glutes while also reducing cellulite?

A: You must attack your glutes every three to six days with weight training. Perform exercises that are going to isolate and break down the muscle so that it will rebuild firmer.
—Pamela Molinari, owner of Atlanta Fitness Diva Details: 855 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE., Ste. 200, Sandy Springs; AtlantaFitnessDiva.com

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