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Sugar is Sweet

Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio, the wax and sugaring studio that opened in Virginia-Highland in 2012 and in Buckhead in 2014, opened a third location in The Springs Shopping Center. Sweet Peach founder and renowned Brazilian sugaring expert, Raquel Souza will bring to Sandy Springs a 1,500-square-foot, full-service, all-natural waxing and sugaring spa at 206 Johnson Ferry Road. The new studio will feature six sugaring/waxing rooms and a spray tan area. Sugaring, used for hair removal since 1900 BC, is 100% all-natural, gentler and less painful to the skin than waxing, because the sugar mixture sticks to the hair without attaching to the skin.

Spin in Dunwoody

CycleBar Dunwoody celebrated its grand opening with community members and the Dunwoody and Sandy Springs Chambers. Commemorating the first CycleBar location in Georgia, guests had the opportunity to take an exclusive look at the studio and participate in a meet and greet with CycleBar’s class instructors, better known as CycleStars. To conclude the evening, employees from UPS participated in a class that benefited The Drake House, a charity that provides short-term crisis housing and support to homeless women and their children.  4794 Ashford Dunwoody Road

For Your Kitchen

Enjoy a truly culinary experience at Oil & Vinegar, the newly-opened gourmet food and cookware store at Perimeter Mall. Locally owned by Joe and Veera Gaul, the vibrant space is filled with exotic herbs, spices, sauces and more, imported from quality producers around the globe—including a vast array of  pure oils and vinegars, displayed “on tap” along an “Amfora” wall. Hostess gifts, tasting parties and staples for the sophisticated kitchens.

Wine Success

Congratulations to our friends at the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) celebrating the 11th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction, raising more than $2.65 million for children in need in Northwest Florida. The record breaking results are a $350,000 increase over the $2.3 million raised last year. The funds raised are distributed to 14 local non-profit organizations for specific projects and programs that benefit children. The auction was comprised of 55 unique Live Lots, 27 Super Silent offerings, and 120 Silent Lots. The sold out event was attended by 636 wine enthusiasts, making it the most successful Destin Charity Wine Auction to date. In addition, during the Wine Auction weekend, 14 Patron Dinners were held in notable restaurants and private homes in the area. As the top charity fundraising event in Northwest Florida, the Destin Charity Wine Auction has been ranked among the nation’s top ten highest-grossing charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator magazine for four consecutive years. Save the date for next year’s event, April 28 – 30.

Keep Shopping

The CAC Boutique has moved to a new location at 8607 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. The shop is four buildings north of Hightower Trail next to Car Tunes. Shop the new retail store for fabulous fashion finds, accessories, clothes for the whole family and home goods. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CAC works to meet basic human needs such as food, shelter, and clothing with the goals of helping individuals and families stay in their home.

4th Polo in the Pines

Are you looking for an in-town destination this fall?  Polo in the Pines invites you to experience Southern hospitality, farm-to-table cuisine and equestrian lifestyle at this fourth annual charity polo event on October 8, produced with Sean Okeefe Events. Enjoy Divots, Dining & Dancing on the banks of the Chattahoochee located at the Atlanta Polo Club. This exclusive polo venue is quietly nestled inside the perimeter of the Vining’s community.  “Connecting with others to help the cause” is the inspiration. Founder Tina Fowler and Co-chair Jennifer Bonner share a passion to give back for this worthy cause near and dear to their hearts. The 2016 beneficiary is CURE Childhood Cancer. “It is a privilege to continue honoring the lives of others through the personal journeys we share,” says Tina. “We are proud to announce our 2016 honorees, Lacey Johnson & Matthew Willis. Please join us in celebrating life at this Pretty Woman-style polo event.”

Meet at Mandarin Oriental

Complementing Atlanta’s acclaim for being home to the New South’s gourmet evolution, The Café & Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is a sophisticated meeting place for power breakfasts, chic lunches and elegant dinners. Inspired by modern American cuisine, the menu offers a flavorful array of locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality. A cozy retreat for pre-or post-dinner drinks, The Bar serves stylish cocktails and vintage wines. The talented bar team has created a new menu of surprising and refreshing summer cocktails such as the Cucumber Heat combining jalapeno infused tequila, Cointreau, muddled cucumber, lime and agave nectar or the Back-Porch Iced Tea blending Bacardi limon rum, créme de pêche, lemon and peach iced tea served in a mason jar with a slice of fresh peach. A delicious bar bites menu accompanies the new cocktails with items such as PEI Mussels with lemon grass, ginger, garlic, white wine, basil and butter and a fragrant cheese board featuring a selection of three regional cheeses, fig jam and grilled crostini. 3376 Peachtree Rd