Sweet and Lashful Opens

Having garnered four awards in high-quality lash extensions and permanent makeup services, Sweet & Lashful is much more than a beauty salon! As an integrated, full-service salon, we are your one-stop shop for your every beauty need. We offer lash extensions, the keratin lash lift (eyelash perm), lash and brow tinting, facial and body waxing, gel mani/pedis, Korean gel design, clinical skincare, makeup, and blowouts! Whether it’s a big day for you and your bridal party or simply desire a day of pampering yourself, you have your very own team of professionals on hand to keep you looking your best.  In February, Sweet & Lashful held an event and donated 10% of the proceeds to Spread the Love LLC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to those with hair loss due to alopecia or cancer treatments.  Interested in a new career? We are growing our team of lash artists. Training begins March 4. First eight to register will receive 50% off our tuition fee. Email training@sweetandlashful.com to grab your spot!

Chef Mimmo Comes to Brookhaven

Chef/Owner Mimmo Alboumeh announced the third location of Red Pepper Taqueria in Brookhaven.  Located in in the former Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila space, Red Pepper Taqueria Brookhaven will open in mid-March with the same superlative chef-driven, freshly-made menu and friendly service. Red Pepper Taqueria opened in Buckhead in 2011, and Decatur in 2012, bringing Atlanta casual, fun and family-friendly gourmet Mexican eateries serving locally-grown ingredients in a neighborhood setting. Chef Mimmo, known for his creative culinary talent and community involvement, is thrilled to be a part of Town Brookhaven and looks forward to serving his new neighbors and the surrounding community. EatRedPepper.com

Northside Hospital Study

A clinical study recently conducted by Northside Hospital’s Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program could give allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant patients a better chance for a cure. The study revealed new criteria for how physicians choose half-match (haploidentical) donors for patients who do not have a fully matched donor within their family. The BMT Program at Northside Hospital is one of the largest programs in the Southeast and has seen among the best survival outcomes in the nation for bone marrow transplants, per data released by the National Marrow Donor Program and The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Seventy percent of patients nationally who need a hematopoietic cell transplant don’t have a fully matched donor, but haploidentical donors are readily available for nearly all such patients, according to Be The Match. For more information about the Northside Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program or how to support future clinical research at Northside, visit Northside.com/bmtprogram.

New Heritage Leader

 The Buckhead Heritage Society welcomes Buckhead resident Richard Waterhouse as its new executive director. Formed in 2006, the organization enhances the quality of life in Buckhead by identifying, preserving and promoting its historic resources. Waterhouse earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Centre College and authored “Sacred Symbols of Oakland: A Guide to the Many Sacred Symbols of Atlanta’s Oldest Public Cemetery.” Prior to joining the Buckhead Heritage Society, Richard was the Manager of Leadership Giving at Georgia Public Broadcasting for a year and a half. From 2009 to 2015 he led the Cahoon Museum of American Art in Massachusetts as its director/curator, and prior to that he was the executive director of the Southeastern Museums Conference in Atlanta. BuckheadHeritage.com

Summer Camp Outside

Blue Heron Nature Preserve’s Summer Camp 2018 will bring three camp offerings to choose from: Little Blue Herons for ages 2-4, Great Blue Herons featuring Paint Box Mystery Art Camp for ages 4-8, and Trailblazers for ages 9 -13. Outdoor education skill and career building Counselor in Training Programs for children ages 13-18 continue. All the things you love about Blue Heron’s camps- the small size, the time for free-play and exploration, the professional educators, and the getting wet, dirty and muddy- remain the same. BHNP.org

Buckhead Author

Dr. Duffy Jones has published The Business Side of Veterinary Medicine: What Veterinary Schools Don’t Teach You. The founder of Buckhead’s Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital shares his first-hand experience, resulting in a curated manual of essential veterinary business practices.  The book is available at Amazon.com and BN.com. Native Atlantan Duffy Jones has been in private practice for more than fifteen years. In 2005, he founded Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital, an independent small animal veterinary clinic offering preventive care and state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities for illnesses and emergencies. Dr. Jones is a past president of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. He was a finalist for the 2015 America’s Favorite Veterinarian, an annual program of American Veterinary Medical Foundation. He serves as a resource to numerous animal rescue groups.

Readers-Only Gift

Cherry Blow Dry Bar is coming to Brookhaven. Located at 3575 Durden Drive, the Brookhaven salon is the third location in Atlanta for the expanding franchise. Cherry Blow Dry Bar provides premium express services, including hair blowouts, hair extensions, makeup services and treatments for a perfectly finished look at an affordable price. The salon offers blowouts for any length starting at $39, as well as provides three membership models, with the first starting at $69 for two monthly blowouts. CherryBlowDryBar.com/Brookhaven-Atlanta/ To celebrate the opening of Cherry Blow Dry Bar in Brookhaven, visit the salon in the month of March and receive a blowout for only $29.99 with code BUCKHAVEN.

Help for Women in Healthcare

In partnership with NFCC, the Mary Joan Keeney Education Fund was established last month by volunteer job coach, Pam McKemie to assist selected NFCC clients achieve their educational and occupational goals. The purpose of the fund is to provide women interested in healthcare and mental health careers with funding that will ultimately allow them to serve others in need of compassionate quality healthcare.   Learn more about the Education Program and MJK Fund from Eden Purdy at 678.387.4458.

New Ed Leader

Breakthrough Atlanta (BTA), in its twenty-second year of pursuing its mission to put Atlanta public school students on a six-year pathway to college, has announced the appointment of Monique Shields as the organization’s new executive director. BTA celebrated its inaugural summer in 1996 on the campus of The Lovett School. Its mission is two-fold: to provide an academically intense pathway to college for motivated metro Atlanta public school students to encourage academic success; and to provide an intensive hands-on teacher training experience (internship) for high school and college students, inspiring a new generation of teachers.

Buckhead’s New MedSpa

A new medical aesthetic experience is coming to Atlanta. OVME (pronounced “of me”) launched its first minimally invasive cosmetic services boutique in the heart of Buckhead. Founded by Mark McKenna M.D. M.B.A, OVME’s modern boutique will offer a contemporary and innovative take on the traditional medi-clinical environment. The boutique includes four luxurious treatment rooms and a private area for personal consultations, as well as a waiting room featuring a living wall and a sleek retail space with a curated selection of medical grade skincare products. OVME is focused on creating experiences that curate “the best ov you,” and extends its ethos through an official partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation by donating a portion of all proceeds to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions across the country. OVME.com.

Young Musician

Woodward Academy junior Evonne Lau won third place in intermediate category of the 2017 American Protégé Romantic Music Competition. The competition is open to instrumentalists of all nationalities and countries and requires participants to submit video and audio recordings of materials for the audition. She played Liszt’s Un Sospiro at the winners recital at Carnegie Hall in December. Evonne also passed the Royal Academy of Music Diploma for Piano Performance with Merit and is now an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. At Woodward Academy, one size doesn’t fit even two. From pre-K through 12th grade, Woodward is a place where your child can study Gauguin and golf, Copernicus and coding, rhetoric and robotics–all in one day. Woodward.edu.

Mercy Care Benefit

The 29th annual Wings of Mercy Ball will take place on Saturday, March 3 at the St. Regis Atlanta.  Presented by Georgia Power and chaired by Nicole Carlos, the black-tie event will provide critical support to Mercy Care, a local non-profit that delivers essential medical, vision, dental and behavioral health services to the underserved and those in the poorest of metro Atlanta’s communities.  Carrying forward the original mission of the Sisters of Mercy, the organization strives to restore hope and healing to vulnerable individuals through programs that nurture body, mind, and spirit.  Festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. and live entertainment will be provided by The Tyrone Smith Revue. One.bidpal.net/18mercyball. Mercy Care is a leader in integrated care. Every patient receives primary care and a behavioral health evaluation at the time of his or her initial visit. Locations include multi-service clinics, mobile clinics and street medicine where four nights a week a team of health professionals meets the needs of patients where they live – on the streets, under bridges and homeless camps.

Bert’s Recent Adventure

Last month Bert’s Big Adventure surprised families with a trip of a lifetime. The organization embarked on their 16th annual trip to Walt Disney World® and after careful consideration, as well as sorting through hundreds of applications, the Bert’s Big Adventure selection committee chose 13 children and their families to be a part of this year’s trip. Bert’s Big Adventure is a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adventure, a child must be between the ages of 5-12 years old and live in “The Bert Show” listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®. To date, Bert’s Big Adventure has served nearly 200 children and their families through its trip to Disney, Fairy Godparent volunteer program and Reunion Adventures.

Purrfect Catwalk

CASA on the Catwalk, its fourteenth annual Luncheon & Fashion Show, will take place on March 28, at 11 a.m. A Parisian themed event, CASA on the Catwalk includes a seated luncheon, silent auction and fashion show. Last year’s event raised more than $65,000 to support affiliate CASA programs in 48 of the 49 judicial circuits in Georgia that serve 146 counties across the state. Since Georgia CASA’s founding in 1988, nearly 30,000 CASA volunteers have received training to become effective advocates for 140,000 abused and neglected children in Georgia. This year’s event, held at a private club in Buckhead, honors The Junior League of Atlanta for its commitment to improving the lives of women and children in our community and its ongoing support of CASA since 1995 when along with Judge Glenda Hatchett, the JLA helped to support the founding of Fulton County CASA, one of Georgia CASA’s affiliate CASA programs. The keynote speaker is Bishop Robert C. Wright, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. CASA on the Catwalk, emceed by WSB’s Jovita Moore, features women’s fashions from Tootsies and men’s fashions from Guffey’s of Atlanta.