Parks & Rec

Want to sign the kiddos up for T-ball, basketball or cheerleading? Have any budding gymnasts, tennis stars, or artists in your household? Interested in taking a salsa dance class? Check out the Brookhaven Parks and Recreation’s Spring 2019 Activity Guide to find out how to sign up for these programs and more. The guide can be found online, is available to pick up for free at City facilities, and will be distributed in the Nov. 23 edition of Brookhaven Reporter newspaper. You can have a copy mailed to your home by emailing News@BrookhavenGA.gov.

Westfall Shoots and Scores

Lovett senior Zelle Westfall was named runner-up in a recent New York Times photo contest where teenagers were challenged to capture a portrait of their generation, answering the question, “What can you show us from your own life, or the lives of those around you, that might help make the portrait of ‘Gen Z’ more interesting, nuanced, complete or real?”  The New York Times received 2,200 entries, including a three-part series of photos submitted by Westfall as part of Upper School photography teacher Karey Walter’s Photo III class curriculum. 

Still Time to Give

Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) and Northside Hospital are hosting the 17th annual Totes 2 Tots drive to collect backpacks and suitcases for foster children in Georgia. Donations of new or nearly new backpacks, duffel bags and suitcases will be accepted at locations across the state. More than 14,000 children, from infants to teenagers, are currently in the foster care system in Georgia. Many of these children shuffle their belongings in garbage bags when they are removed from their homes. Totes 2 Tots aims to change that by giving every foster child in Georgia a new or nearly new backpack, duffel bag or suitcase. Since Totes 2 Tots launched in 2003, the annual volunteer event has collected and distributed more than 55,000 bags. Drop off:  1835 Savoy Drive, Suite 300, Atlanta or  1100 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Suite 600,  Sandy Springs. Give.Northside.com/totes2tots

 

Face of Gold

Gold is not only the most precious metal in the world, it is also a natural antioxidant with many documented anti-aging benefits, making it the perfect super-ingredient to provide high quality and super effective skincare results. Atlanta based ORO 24 Karat is a luxurious yet affordable skincare brand based on 24k gold as its key ingredient formulated to diminish and prevent the visible signs of the aging process such as fine-lines, wrinkles, and age-spots. Made in the USA, NOT tested on animals. ORO24Karat.com

Le Bilboquet is 4

In November, Le Bilboquet Atlanta celebrated four years of memories, fine wine and excellent French cuisine. The fast-growing Atlanta institution hosted a disco-themed party, complete with the sounds of DJ Grace Lamour and a Perrier Jouet champagne toast. It was a stellar night aided in part by vocals from both Ilona Knopfler and Brittany Alpert, a member of the service staff, both capable of angelic vocals. Between the flowing champagne and the crowed dance floor, fun was had by all!

Win a Beach Weekend

Lifestyle Publications is partnering with The Henderson Park Inn to award one lucky reader with a holiday at the beach. Head to our website to enter to win a 4 night stay at the Henderson Park Inn along with a $100 gift certificate to Beach Walk Café, and a 50 minute massage for 2 people at the Salamander Spa at The Henderson. Henderson Park Inn features world-class amenities at their beachfront Bed & Breakfast, a Boutique Hotel, in Destin, Florida. Located adjacent to the Henderson Beach State Park and on a quiet stretch of beach, the adults-only property features coastal furnishings and a large veranda that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico.The Salamander Spa features 11 exquisite private treatment rooms and a wet area with an experiential shower, whirlpool tub, a luxurious couples’ suite, sun-lit relaxation spaces, and a full-service salon. Included in the stay, is a breakfast buffet, picnic-style boxed lunches, happy hour and afternoon snacks. Also, complimentary beach services, bicycles, helmets and chain locks for a breathtaking bike ride along the scenic beach road.