June 2015 Around Town 3


To The Beach and Beyond

Planet Beach Dunwoody is Perimeter North’s newest concept to day spas. They are a full service, unlimited fully automated spa. “Spabiotics” is a unique term invented by Planet Beach to represent the merging of spa services and robotics. This new blended word represents the use of fully-automated push button spa services and products that are used to enhance the experience. The health and wellness include hydration treatments, Red Light Therapy, weight management treatments and massages. Additional services include teeth whitening; guided meditation, oxygen therapy UV and PB Glow spray tans. Planet Beach Dunwoody offers everything you need to achieve you total skincare, wellness and stress relief goals. Customers pay a low monthly membership fee for unlimited fully automated, push-button spa and UV services in a private room without the need of an attendant. Want a massage twice a week? Need a healthy and attractive spray-tan? Want to work guided meditation in to your schedule? Want to burn calories and detox with a hydration treatment? Check them out. Grand opening this month. Dunwoody Village shopping center.  5529 Chamblee -Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody. PlanetBeach.com

Clean Winner

Lifestyle Publications partnered with Presstine Cleaners to offer one lucky reader a year’s worth of free dry cleaning. Lisa Burris of  Buckhead will be perfectly pressed and freshly dry cleaned all year! Congratulations Lisa.  She is pictured here with Presstine owner Young Sig Lim.

Fathers and Sons

In March, The Lovett School hosted the second annual Father/Son Dinner for Upper School boys and their fathers/guests. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the distinctive importance of the father/son relationship and the importance of cross generational relationships while focusing on the values of Lovett’s character pledge, including: honesty, respect, responsibility, compassion, courage and integrity. Five seniors shared personal testimony about their relationship with their fathers and the guest speaker was former NFL quarterback Archie Manning. Manning spoke to the boys and their guests about the importance of leadership and lessons learned over a lifetime in football and as a father to three boys. His tone was conversational and welcoming. One guest described the exchange this way, “It felt as though we were sitting around the Manning dinner table swapping stories.” Manning engaged the audience, challenged the boys to lead in all aspects of their lives, and even confirmed that his son Peyton hopes to play another year in the NFL.

Forbes Ranks Northside Hospital #23

Forbes has named Northside Hospital to its list of America’s Best Employers in a survey that polled U.S. employees across all industries.  Northside Hospital ranks number 23 in the magazine’s list of 500 employers and is one of 14 Georgia employers included in the overall rankings. No other Georgia hospitals were ranked, and only one in the U.S. – the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics – ranked higher than Northside.  Forbes selected employers based on independent survey data from Statista.com. More than 20,000 American workers, across all industry sectors employing more than 2,500 workers, were anonymously polled. For more information, visit Careers.Northside.com.

Northside Hospital’s Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment

With the generous support from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate and It’s The Journey, producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Northside Hospital is able to continue to provide funding for screening mammograms and other breast diagnostic procedures such as ultrasounds, biopsies and more for women who cannot afford them. In 2014, 1,703 underinsured women received breast cancer screening and diagnostic services through the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute.  Fifteen breast cancers were detected. Early detection of breast cancer saves the lives of thousands of women each year.  For more information, visit Northside.com/breastcancersceening.

BBQ and Softball

Andee’s Army, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that provides assistance to families of children and youth receiving medical treatment for acquired brain injuries and other neurological injuries, is cooking up plans for the first annual Andee’s Army Summer BBQ Festival at the American Legion Post 140 near Chastain Park, noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. The barbecue cookoff will feature over 15 registered barbecue teams who will be slow cooking their culinary creations up to a day in advance. The day of events will consist of two contests and awards by both local celebrity judges and a People’s Choice Awards. In addition to barbecue favorites, expect live entertainment, food, non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine for purchase, and a 50/50 raffle. An Andee’s Army invitational softball tournament will be hosted simultaneously by NYO at Chastain Park to round out a full day of family offerings. Tickets are $25, $10 for children 12 and younger.  Reserve your spot no later than June 19. Designated parking and shuttles provided.  The American Legion Post 140 is located at 3905 Powers Ferrry Road on Chastain Park. AndeesArmy.com/event

Lemonade for Kids with Cancer

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, invites volunteers across the country to take a stand against childhood cancer when Alex’s Lemonade Days returns, June 12-14. ALSF’s National Lemonade Days began in 2004 when Alex Scott set her sights on raising $1 million to fight childhood cancer, including hers. Alex invited volunteers to join her in hosting lemonade stands to help achieve her goal one dollar and one lemonade stand at a time. Through the help of these volunteers, Alex would reach her goal before losing her life to cancer in August of that year. Each June, the weekend before Father’s Day, supporters everywhere contribute to a cure. The Foundation was built upon the principle that you are never too young to make a difference in the lives of others. For more information and to sign up to host a lemonade stand, visit AlexsLemonade.org/LemonadeDays.

Steele Dermatology Opens

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Chynna Steele, M.D., opened Steele Dermatology in Alpharetta recently. The practice, located at 11500 Webb Bridge Way, specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology for the skin, hair and body.

“Steele Dermatology offers a dermatology experience where patients don’t have to choose between medical care and aesthetic services,” says Steele. “Every skin, hair and body issue that comes through our door will be addressed from both the medical and cosmetic perspectives.” A cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Steele went on to receive her medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed specialized training in dermatology at Washington University. Steele participates in local skin cancer screenings and is a member of Atlanta Rowing Club, Atlanta Boxer Rescue and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 770.464.6000. AtlantaDermatologists.com

Realtor Expands in Buckhead

Engel & Völkers, the European-based premium real estate brand, recently celebrated the grand opening of the new Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta Property Shop in Oliver McMillan’s sophisticated BuckheadAtlanta mixed-use commercial and residential development. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Since it was established in 1977, German-based Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading real estate companies with more than 600 shops and offices spanning six continents. A new concept for Atlanta real estate firms, Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta’s Property Shop with its stunning 35 foot glass façade showcases available real estate properties from around the world. Its distinct European-style design is shared by Engel & Völkers shops worldwide and is a standard that is maintained to establish the brand’s reputation for quality client services and global reach.  Currently, Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta employs more than 40 professional full-time sales advisors throughout metro Atlanta, and continues to expand its residential real estate and new homes divisions. BuckheadAtlanta.EVUSA.com

Food Trucks Return to Buckhead

This spring and summer, Buckhead residents and workers looking to add a little variety to their lunch will have the opportunity to enjoy some of Atlanta’s finest food trucks. Presented by Livable Buckhead, in partnership with Buckhead Place and organized by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition, “Food Truck Friday” will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every week starting May 8 and will feature three to four food trucks each Friday.

“Livable Buckhead is all about doing things that add some spice to life in this area and provide a sense of community, and food trucks are a perfect fit,” says Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “Food Truck Friday will get people out of their offices and enjoying time with co-workers and friends as they sample food from some of the best trucks in Atlanta.” Food Truck Fridays will take place at 3314 Piedmont Road, just north of the corner of Piedmont and Peachtree in front of LA Fitness and adjacent to “Disco” Kroger.

International Visitors

Recently, a team of 20 dry cleaning owners from Japan, Australia, England and Canada visited  Georgia and made a point of  stopping at Presstine Cleaners in Buckhead, at the suggestion of dry cleaning equipment companies that serve the industry. These teams were preparing for  an international dry cleaning show at the Georgia World Congress Center. Industry leaders visited Presstine to compare the  machines used, the customer management, and the overall dry cleaning process. Groups were given a 45 minutes tour of the facilities and the operational procedures of Presstine Cleaners.

London Med Spa Opens

Located above The Eye Gallery in Perimeter Place shopping center in Dunwoody, London Med Spa brings to the Perimeter area a respite of relaxation, rejuvenation and wellness beyond your expectations. Under the medical direction of Dr. Erin London, a board certified physician by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, London Med Spa offers the safest, most advanced treatments, customized services and products in a pristine, soothing environment. Traditional spa enthusiasts will love the array of massage therapies, from the healing Sports Massage to the Milk and Honey Sugar Foot Polish.  Facials are tailored to individual needs, and special treatments–such as peels and microdermabrasion–offer additional rejuvenating benefits. For those wanting to look as young as they feel, London’s expertise with facial injectables, such as Botox and Juvederm, will turn back the hands of time.  Anti-aging and wellness services also include hormone replacement and weight loss therapies for men and women.  Body contouring and other laser therapies work to rid of unwanted fat, hair and scarring. Co-owned and managed by healthcare veteran Tim Begley, London Med Spa is thrilled to be in Dunwoody and invites you up to check them out. 4520 Olde Perimeter Way #200. LondonMedSpa.com. 678.222.2492

Lounge Leader

Himitsu, the upscale lounge from the team behind Umi in Buckhead, announces award-winning mixologist Shingo Gokan as its creative director. The upscale lounge, which is set to open its doors adjacent to Umi in May, promises an intimate, Japanese speakeasy experience with a distinct modern vibe. The semi-private (reservation only) lounge will offer an elegant spot to enjoy a craft cocktail or some sake before or after dinner at Umi, along with bites from Umi chef Fuyuhiko Ito. Himitsu is located at 3050 Peachtree Road N.E.

Mountain Way Park Coming

Years of visioning and planning between the North Buckhead neighborhood and Park Pride culminated with the Groundbreaking Ceremony held at Mountain Way Common. After hundreds of volunteer hours and clean up efforts, smiles could be seen on the faces of  elected officials, neighborhood volunteers, and the generous contributors who eagerly await construction of the pedestrian bridge providing access to the park’s interior. Livable Buckhead, Inc. and the Georgia Department of Transportation reached agreements allowing the site, almost entirely on GA400 right-of-way, to become a neighborhood park and eventual trailhead for the PATH400 trail. With the acquisition of a key one-acre privately held parcel, the City’s Parks and Recreation Department along with Councilmember Howard Shook extended Mountain Way Common on both sides of Little Nancy Creek to North Ivy Road, resulting in a 9-plus acre green space. The contract to construct a pedestrian bridge over Little Nancy Creek and to its connecting boardwalks was signed last month with site work slated to begin in within days. The bridge’s installation is scheduled for completion in mid-July.From left to right: Denise Starling (Executive Director, Livable Buckhead, Inc.), Howard Shook (Atlanta City Council, District 7), Gordon Certain (President, North Buckhead Civic Association), and Allison Barnett (Associate Director, Park Pride)