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You know how we feel about shopping locally. Our advertisers are local. Our favorite shops and haunts are local. We bring you stories every month about local businesses that make living in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody convenient and fun. So, during December when shopping lists seems to be at the top of our list, we hope you will carefully consider where you shop and what you chose. Our little elves, writer Valerie Shepherd and photographer Nicole Stephens of BL Stephens Photography, are full of holiday spirit this month and bring you a few ideas on page 18.

Do you have plans for the holidays? My husband and I will be burning up the pavement to and from the airport happily collecting our daughters as they come home for the holidays.  He will spend time with his true love, his Big Green Egg and the kids and I will reap the bounty. We’ll be celebrating the first Christmas since losing both our mothers earlier this year. In honor of my mom, Emily, I will address cards while listening to “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” In memory of Mitzi Collins, I will roll out copious amounts of sugar cookie dough and let the family sugar and sprinkle to their hearts content, while sipping a Manhattan. Cheers, beautiful ladies!

And cheers to you. Happy holidays from our family to yours!

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