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Sparkle Sandy Springs 

Join the City of Sandy Springs for a month-long community lighting event, Sparkle Sandy Springs. Set on the Heritage Sandy Springs Entertainment Lawn, the kick-off event on Sunday, December 3, will feature performances from choral groups, a fire pit, refreshments and much more, perfect for an enchanted evening out. The lighted art installation will “wow” families with seven-foot-tall wooden houses painted and decorated in a joyful theme by various community organizations, along with other decorations throughout the lawn to create a festive atmosphere. Visitors can stroll through the magical, walkable light display through December 31. This event, sponsored in part by ACE Hardware and Wyatt’s Millworks, both local Sandy Springs businesses, is free and open to the public. VisitSandySprings.org for more details!

The Gift That Goes

If you’re like us, you’re always thinking of your next vacation. Our friends at  Newman-Dailey Resort Properties had an excellent idea for gift giving this season.  Give the gift of time together at the beach with a Destin Vacation Gift Card, good toward a beach vacation stay at any of Newman-Dailey’s premier Destin and South Walton beach vacation rentals, including Gulf-front condominiums and luxury beach homes. Gift card may be customized for any amount. From Newman-Dailey Resort Properties.  800.225.7652

CAC Celebrates

More than 340 supporters attended the 15th Annual Vintage Affair raising $117,000 for Community Assistance Center. Guests enjoyed food from the best local restaurants, wine tasting and fun live and silent auctions. The event in October was hosted by Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church. Since almost everything was donated for the gala event, almost every dollar raised goes to help neighbors in need.  The Vintage Affair is CAC’s largest annual fundraiser and supports programs to prevent homelessness and hunger in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities. The giving continued, with more than 160 local children receiving new jackets at CAC recently. The Knights of Columbus Council 16513 of CAC member congregation Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic Church received the funding from the Society of St. Vincent De Paul and coordinated the distribution with CAC. The light weight winter jackets were distributed to CAC families from Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, to girls and boys ages from pre-K through high school. CAC accepts donations of new and gently used clothing for men, women and children as well as home goods and furniture. Bring your donations to CAC at 8607 Roswell Road. 

Chop Chop

Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm is all about family.  Their family’s goal is to provide everyone with a Christmas tree that will last for the season and memories that will last a lifetime.  Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Forsyth County, this will be Bottoms’ 21st year selling Christmas Trees to North Georgia.  Running through December 23, they have a huge selection of Choose and Cut trees out in the fields, as well as fresh cut Fraser Firs from North Carolina.  Enjoy a hayride, hot cup of apple cider, s’mores around the fire, and much more family farm activities this Christmas season.  It’s Christmas y’all!!   

You’re Perfect

Aging is inevitable. Having fun while doing it?  That’s a choice.  This holiday season, be selfish. Have you been interested in starting on some type of skin care or anti-aging treatment program and just not sure where to start? Aesthetic Specialty Centre and their team of experts are here for you.  From the most general of dermatology needs (allergy testing & treatment), to cosmetic injectable fillers (Botox), laser treatments (Ultherapy), body sculpting (with Coolsculpting), to the exciting next steps towards facial plastic surgery, Marc Yune, MD, Raven Elosiebo-Walker, MD, and their team are available to explain all of the many non-surgical and surgical options available to our patients. This truly can be the best time of your life. Schedule a complimentary consultation to begin exploring what the next step on your journey to fighting the signs of aging should be. Aesthetic Specialty Centre 770.393.9000 ASC-psd.com

A Clean House for 
the Holidays

After Thanksgiving, we’re in a full sprint to the holiday season. Before you know it, family is arriving on your door step. Here are a few helpful hints to preparing your home for the holiday hustle: Run the self cleaner on your oven so that its ready for cookie baking and family dinners. Run your shower curtains and liners through the gentle cycle of your washing machine. If you don’t have time to have all of the carpets cleaned before the holidays, simply spot clean some of the more trafficked areas. Wipe down all of your appliances. Afterwards, a drop of baby oil on stainless steel appliances really makes them shine like new. If you use a cleaning service, don’t forget to call them early to schedule your holiday clean. Their schedules fill up quickly during the holiday season. These little tips will allow you to spend less time cleaning up and more time with your family and friends. MaidRight.com 770.676.3086.

Give a Book

Love Around the Table, a new short story anthology about second chances at love and second chances at life, is a perfect gift for the holidays. Six Southern authors—Rachel Jones, Linda Joyce, Constance Gillam, Marilyn Baron, Melissa Klein, and Ciara Knight—share six great short stories of friendship, family, and romance, and six special recipes of love. All 100% of eBook royalties go directly to Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. When you purchase this book as a gift for someone or a gift for yourself, you’re keeping families close. What better way to show you care this holiday season or any season? To purchase the eBook, head to Amazon, Barnes & Noble/Nook, iTunes or wherever you pick up your digital reads.