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Lifestyle Publications is thrilled to announce our first ever BEST OF contest, where you speak up and let the world know all your favorite places to shop, eat and do business in our community.  This month, go to our website, click the link and nominate your top spots. Then, in February, you’ll head back to that same site and vote for your all-time preferred businesses that will be among our BEST OF, announced in April.  Do you have a go-to coffee shop? A must-see medical provider? A car dealer you return to again and again? Let us know. Are you a small business owner who would like to rally your customers? Ask them to put their money where their mouths are, to nominate YOU and start the momentum.  Go to BuckHavenLifestyle.com right this very moment and help us find the best of 2017.

New Loudermilk Building

Marrying elegant design with uncompromised services and amenities, The Charles represents a new level of urban sophistication and offers a rare chance for Buckhead Village living. With just 57 residences, The Charles also offers retail and dining.  Three generations of Charles Loudermilks have made the Buckhead community their home, and The Loudermilk Companies express all of their experience and passion at The Charles. Each residence has been elegantly designed, keeping the lifestyle of the Atlanta buyer in mind. Gracious open floor plans and expansive terraces will make these homes ideal for entertaining and taking in the breathtaking skyline views. Each home will be finely appointed with designer finishes and a Gaggenau appliance package. The Charles offers two and three bedroom residences and penthouses, available from $1.3m. The Sales Gallery is now open and is located at 315 East Paces Ferry Road. 404-975-3770, TheCharlesBuckhead.com.

Itzler Speaks

Entrepreneur, author, rapper and part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks Jesse Itzler will provide the keynote address during the Buckhead Business Association’s Annual Luncheon in January. During the event, the BBA will bestow awards to difference makers in the Buckhead community, including Business of the Year, Entrepreneurs of the Year and Buckhead Business Beautification awards. The civic organization will also present the Sam Massell Bullish on Buckhead award, which the group last year renamed in honor of former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell. Itzler founded Marquis Jet in 2001 and is married Sara Blakely, the founder of Buckhead-based Spanx. He will address the organization at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 12, at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. Reporter Newspapers, publisher of The Buckhead Reporter and other community-centric newspapers, is the presenting sponsor. The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is an in-kind sponsor. Tickets are $75 for BBA members and $85 for non-members and are available for purchase through the BBA’s website. Tables of 10 seats are $700 for members and $765 for non-members. BuckheadBusiness.org

Lunch and Dinner

At Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante, guests often find themselves stopping in for lunch and leaving with dinner. The full-service restaurant and bar offer a quick, fresh and satisfying option for a midday meal in the heart of Buckhead, while the market boasts a bounty of prepared foods and Italian imported goods for take-home options. The menu includes meat and cheese boards, antipasti, antipasti fritti, pasta, insalata and panini that will take Atlantans on a tour of Italy in under an hour. Take-home favorites range from cheese and cured meats to fresh pastas and sauces to five different types of lasagna. Salads such as lemon couscous offer lighter options, while timballo (a baked pasta pie) makes for a heartier meal. Storico Fresco is open for lunch (11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 to 10 p.m.) Monday – Saturday. The market is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Home Show ’17

Over 150 home remodeling experts will gather together at Infinite Energy Center (formerly Gwinnett Center) February 10-12, for the 20th Annual North Atlanta Home Show.  Featuring the latest products and services for home remodeling, interior decorating, landscaping and outdoor living, the 20th edition of the North Atlanta Home Show will offer attendees the opportunity to comparison shop and talk to the experts one-on-one.  The three-day event at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth will include expert speakers, door prizes, live radio broadcasts, buyer discounts and much more.  General admission is $8 and tickets may be purchased at the door.  Sponsors and promotional partners include Window World of Atlanta, Reliable Heating & Air and PMC Building Materials.  Show hours are noon-6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 and noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12.  General admission tickets are $8, and are available at the door.  Children age 12 and under and adults age 65 and older (with I.D.) are admitted free.  The North Atlanta Home Show is a SEMCO Show. AtlantaHomeShow.com

Youthful Skin

Creative Med Spa is on a mission to provide innovative skin care that enhances your natural beauty with minimally invasive procedures that create maximum results.  Dentist and CEO, Dr. Anitha Reddy, DMD expanded her family dental practice with a true artistic vision; to bring the beauty of cosmetic dentistry full circle and complete a picture of a true facial masterpiece.  Our Master Medical Esthetician, Senior Laser Practitioner, and Makeup Artist Specialist, Lisa Green, has 15 years of experience and a warm, serene nature.  From soothing facials to cosmetic enhancements, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of care and expertise of skin care products and procedures in the Atlanta area.  Innovation is celebrated at Creative Med Spa by implementing the latest in natural skincare and encouraging plant-based products.  Our love for art, symmetry, and excellence fuels our passion to provide service that surpasses the standards and work that embraces your true beauty. 5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 460. CreativeMedSpa.com

Synagogue Gives

“Operation Isaiah” recently hosted its 26th year as a food drive, the longest running food drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and hit a major milestone as it collectively donated more than 1 million pounds to the ACFB over the years, providing meals for thousands in need in the area. The annual food drive was originally founded at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue, one of the city’s oldest congregations, as a means to follow the words of Isaiah, “share your bread with the hungry.” Since its humble beginnings, the campaign is now supported by almost every Jewish congregation and school in the area, and has grown to become one of the Food Bank’s largest single food drive campaigns.

Rhodes Among Us

James Pavur, a 2013 Westminster graduate and current student at Georgetown University, won the prestigious Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. James is a science, technology, and international affairs major and one of only 32 students in the U.S. to receive this year’s scholarship. He is the eighth Westminster alum to be named a Rhodes Scholar. According to the university, James plans to use the Rhodes scholarship to pursue a doctor of philosophy in cyber security at Oxford. He hopes to one day work for the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues. While at Georgetown, James has won numerous hackathon awards and helped convert an abandoned physics laboratory into a makerspace for the university. The room is dedicated to building applications and devices with technology. His current project is to create a computer-brain interface to help paralyzed and injured individuals type. James mentors female coders and is also the director of information security for The Corp, the largest student-run nonprofit organization in the world.

Local Author

Buckhead resident, Grace Hawthorne’s third novel, Crossing the Moss Line is the winner of the 2016  Beverly Hills International Book Award for Regional Fiction. This tragicomedy is set during the 1940s and chronicles the history of the Gullah/Geechee people living on Georgia’s barrier islands. “Hawthorne serves up a uniquely Southern tale spiced with drama, authentic dialogue, and just the right amount of slightly wicked humor. I laughed out loud at the last line,” said Morgan James, author of the Promise McNeal mystery series and Sing Me An Old Song Crossing the Moss Line was also named Runner-up in the BookLife Shelf Unbound 2016 Best Indie Book, Southeast Region. Hawthorne’s first novel, Shorter’s Way,  won an Independent Publisher Award for Best Regional Fiction. Hawthorne has lived in Atlanta since 1976 when she moved here from New York City where she worked for Time-Life Books and wrote lyrics for Sesame Street. “I was born in New Jersey, but grew up in the South and I’m drawn to Southern characters and their stories. Research is a big part of my writing process. I’m looking for facts but often I find the seed for a story buried away. It’s like striking gold.” Hawthorne’s books are available from booklocker.com or from your favorite online bookstore.

Yebo Hits The Slopes

Say goodbye to the beach – for now, Atlanta. Buckhead’s Hamptons-meets-California, coastal-style destination Yebo Beach Haus is boarding up for the winter! Through Marc 1, restaurateur Justin Anthony and team are transforming the sand-and-summer themed hotspot into Yebo Ski Haus, a ski lodge-inspired retreat right in the city. For the inaugural “pop-up,” the team will completely revamp and restyle both the décor and the menu, shifting with the seasons and creating a new type of escape for guests. Old-fashioned, wooden skis replace the usual surfboards in the ceiling rafters, and each seat in the restaurant will be embellished with a plaid blanket and pillow for ultimate comfort, including those on the front and back patios surrounding newly-installed fire pits – the perfect place to cuddle up with a cocktail. Enjoy a comfort-food focused menu, delivering an “après ski” experience along with warm, wintry libations. 111 West Paces Ferry Rd NW.

Ronnie Beets in Buckhead

Carre’ d’artistes in Lenox Mall has recently announced it will represent Atlanta artist Ronnie Beets. Ronnie Beets was born in Brazil and raised in east Tennessee. In spite of a traditional upbringing, Ronnie was drawn to art and compelled to create. While exuding the undeniable influences of Modern masters like Picasso and Chagall, his work remains boldly unique covering a broad spectrum of styles from pure abstraction to stylized realism. Ronnie is self-taught and exhibits regularly under the brand name aRtBeets. His work hangs in private collections across the United States and internationally. “I have chosen to live a life consumed by Art. Once I dismissed the notion of the ‘Starving Artist’, I was free to evolve into a greater version of myself. And I will strive forward within that realization for the rest of my life.” The gallery believes contemporary art should be just for everyone. Making art accessible means offering unique and original artworks at affordable prices.  Carredartistes.com/en/galleries