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Smart Shopping Here

Stein Mart, the retail chain offering current fashions and branded merchandise at savings below department store prices, opened its ninth Atlanta location in Brookhaven.  The 28,000-square-foot store celebrated the opening by offering customers the chance to win gift cards ranging from $50 – $500 as well as a Callaway golf bag.  Brookhaven Mayor Rebecca Williams was in attendance and took a tour of the store with Stein Mart’s Chairman and CEO Jay Stein.  Stein Mart is located in Brookhaven Plaza at 3954 Peachtree Rd.

Head of the Class

The Westminster Schools has named Cindy L. Trask as the new Head of the Upper School. Trask will assume her new role in July 2016, and will succeed Interim Upper School Head Jim Justice, who has led the division since the departure of Ross Peters in July 2015. “We are excited to welcome Cindy Trask to Westminster and look forward to her leadership in this new chapter for the Upper School,” says Keith Evans, president of The Westminster Schools. “She is a distinguished teacher and academic leader who brings a breadth of experience to us. As important, she immediately connected with our community and is devoted to our mission of developing the next generation of servant leaders for our world.” In her new position, Trask will oversee the dynamic Upper School community of approximately 840 students and 110 faculty members, propelling the growth and evolution of the school by embracing Westminster’s school-wide vision through curriculum development and other strategic initiatives.

Sarah Smith Gets Art Accolades

The Reflections Arts Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program and SRS is once again proud to be a participant. In previous years, multiple students have been state winners and last year an entry in the Literature division moved on to the National competition. Each year, the program has a theme that the students use as inspiration for their artistic piece. This year students submitted 226 entries in five categories (visual arts, literature, photography, film production and dance choreography) based on the theme “Let Your Imagination Fly.”

Boat Show Discount

Forget the winter chills and set sail for sunny days at Georgia’s largest nautical extravaganza, the 2016 Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show, returning to the Georgia World Congress Center January 14-17. With even more boats than before, in its 54th year the Southeast’s premier boating event will feature hundreds of the latest boat models for sale, from personal watercraft (i.e. jet skis) and pontoons to luxury yachts and bass boats, along with an amazing array of boating gear and accessories. The entire family can enjoy boating attractions such as the Let’s Go Fishing Center, where professional anglers lead hourly seminars, as well as an expanded series of boater safety and sailing seminars and a Boating Simulator. Little boaters will reel in the fun at the Catch & Release Pond and in the new Kid Zone, which will feature boat building, face painting, a bounce house, temporary tattoos, balloon art, and more. Lifestyle Publications readers can enter the promo code GOBOATING  for a 15% discount. Kids ages 15 and under are free.

Bikes Not Best

After polling its membership of 100 CEOs of major area firms, and collecting data from several community meetings on the subject, the Buckhead Coalition has taken a strong position in opposition to the proposed bicycle lanes on parts of Peachtree in Buckhead.  Coalition President and former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell initiated this position after first establishing a strong identification with bicyclists, starting back 45 years ago when he was at City Hall and established a “Pedal Pool” with donated bikes for staffers to use when having short trips to make in and around Downtown.  Most recently, the Coalition provided bike racks for police cars for the bicycle-assigned officers to expedite arrival at their beats.  He added to this a number of other illustrations, including that of paying dues to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Independent research is suggesting that positions on this issue separate at about the age of 30 and younger being in support of more bike lanes, and those older feeling strongly about the safety factor if bike lanes are added to Peachtree.  However, Massell acknowledged this position profile is changing with the growing Millennial demographic.

New Men’s Fashion at Phipps

Celebrity fashion designer, Miguel Wilson introduces his first Miguel Wilson Boutique at Phipps Plaza.  The award winning mens designer will offer his Lifestyle Collection composed of suits, sportcoats, trousers, shirts and accessories.  He will also have select pieces from his Wedding Collection, best known for his tagline, “Because It’s His Day Too!” His clothes are best described as conservative clothing with a touch of excitement that makes it fun, functional and classy.  The fit is very tailored with clear lines and exceptional detail that fine clothing enthusiast can appreciate. While Miguel Wilson clothing is offered at high-end Bridal boutiques in many cities, this is the first and only store to offer his Lifestyle Collection. The store is located on 2nd level on the Nordstrom wing in Phipps Plaza. 

Face the New Year

Atlanta Face and Body Center was founded last year by Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker who has practiced facial plastic surgery in the metro-Atlanta area for more than a decade.  Her new practice offers the latest technologies in nonsurgical and surgical face lifting and body contouring.  Having performed thousands of facial cosmetic surgeries, including 4000 facelifts alone, she is one of the most experienced facial plastic surgeons, not just in Atlanta, but the entire country.  Dr. Whitaker provides her patients the benefits of world-class education combined with this unparalleled experience.  After receiving her Doctorate of Medicine from Duke University, she was the first woman to complete her specialty residency training program at Emory University. Her academic experience includes serving as Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia where she trained residents and remains a Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Whitaker specializes in a natural result and individualized treatment. 678.888.FACE (3223)

Need a Date?

Just in time for the New Year, The Farmer Fund is bringing back their much-loved 2016 calendars for a limited time at the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market (2744 Peachtree Road NW). Available for $20, proceeds will benefit the Atlanta nonprofit’s cause to support farmers in the face of natural disaster and help keep farmers farming. The calendar features photos of Atlanta’s favorite chefs in nothing but Hedley and Bennett aprons with the farmers who grow their food. Participating chefs and farmers include Stella Dillard and Cameron Thompson (Farm Burger), Nick Leahy (Saltyard), Steven Satterfield (Miller Union), Jenni Harris (White Oak Pastures), Joe Reynolds (Love Is Love Farm) and many more. The Farmer Fund was founded earlier this year by Darla Synnestvedt (Director of Catering and Events at Farm Burger) and Lauren Carey (Executive Director of Peachtree Road Farmers Market) to serve the farmers that feed Atlanta families. Pictured are Chefs Stella Dillard and Cameron Thompson of Farm Burger (Buckhead and Dunwoody), Lauren Cox and Luca Caffetani of Woodland Gardens.