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Matthew Klyns landscape
design firm, Garden, has
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STYLE (outdoor living)
INSPIRING SPACE: A screened porch
sitting area by designer Beth Elsey is
as elegant as any indoor room.
Sofa, lounge chairs and cofee table, Veneman Collections.
Sofa and chairs covered in Sunbrella fabric. Lanterns above
sofa, Holland & Company.
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The days of big and bigger are over. Now, the
public is embracing suitable scale in houses
and gardens. As both get smaller, the details
are more important than ever. Were having
requests for veggies along garden borders,
outdoor replaces, pools and water-recycling
elements. Marcia Weber, Gardens to Love
Inspired by the worlds most
beautiful gardens, the Villa
Paloma Palm Bead Bracelet
is made of 18k gold and green
aventurine beads, $750. Tiffany
& Company, Phipps Plaza,
(404) 261-0074; tiffany.com
Ceramic pagoda lanterns,
$125 each. Neiman Marcus,
Lenox Square. (404) 233-7575;
neimanmarcus.com
TERRACOTTA POTS BY ITALIAN TERRACE ARE SOME OF THE BEST IVE
SEEN IN A LONG TIME. I WAS INTRIGUED WHEN I DISCOVERED THE LINE
BECAUSE ITS SO FRESH AND DIFFERENT; WEVE USED QUITE A FEW IN
OUR PROJECTS. Alex Smith, Alex Smith Garden Design
Terracotta urn and oil jar by Italian
Terrace. Logan Gardens, ADAC,
(404) 231-4808; logangardens.
com; italianterrace.co.uk
Hourglass dining
table by Amal
Living, starting
at $1,165. Kolo
Collection, (404)
355-1717; kolo-
collection.com
Encore Azalea has released four
fresh new varieties for spring.
Autumn Sunburst, Autumn Ivory, Au-
tumn Jewel and Autumn Lily all add
lovely color and texture to landscap-
ing schemes. Habersham Gardens,
(404) 873-2484; habershamgardens.
com; encoreazalea.com
Fancy Florals
Source lounge chair and ottoman by
Gloster, price upon request. Authenteak,
(404) 525-1995; authenteak.com
Fleurs dIndienne candle, $280.
Herms, (404) 233-1011; hermes.com
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STYLE (outdoor living)
This year, I am using a lot of green and white in planting design. The combination
cant be beat! My favorite greens are boxwood, Pachysandra, fern and holly.
Whites to pair with these include Mount Hood, Thalia or Erlicheer Daffodils;
Maureen, White Triumphator or Mondial Tulips; or Excelsior White Foxglove.
Containers made of zinc or limestone look great with this color combination.
John Howard, Howard Design Studio
Chevron Stripe indoor/outdoor rug, $19 to
$229 (depending on size). Ballard Designs,
(800) 536-7551; ballarddesigns.com
Terrarium, $39. Urban
Outters, (404) 264-8849;
urbanoutters.com
INSPIRING SPACE: A sleek pool
area at a contemporary residence
in Morningside ofers a pared-down
approach to outdoor living.
Architecture by Bradley E. Heppner Architecture;
landscape architecture by Howard Design Studio;
furnishings by Amy D. Morris Interiors
A FAVORITE NEW PLANT OF OURS IS FARFUGIUM; ITS
A JAPANESE PLANT THAT WORKS AS A GREAT SUBSTI-
TUTE FOR HOSTA. SOME HAVE BIG, BOLD LEAVES AND
OTHERS, A MORE CRINKLY TEXTURE. IN LATE FALL,
THEY PRODUCE BIG, YELLOW, DAISY-LIKE FLOWERS.
Bill Hudgins, Lush Life Home & Garden
Dedon Sea-X lounge chair, price upon
request. Kolo Collection. (404) 355-1717;
kolocollection.com
Ligne Rosets Fifty chair and stool,
$1,990. Ligne Roset, (404) 541-1212;
lignerosetatlanta.com
MODERN
Link Outdoor folding side table in chic
stainless steel and plantation teak.
Available through Ainsworth-Noah &
Associates, ADAC, Atlanta. (404) 239-8462;
ainsworth-noah.com
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Terrarium tools, $48 for set.
Anthropologie, (404) 237-4175;
anthropologie.com
Boulder cocktail table by Stone Yard.
Available through Paul + Raulet, ADAC,
(404) 261-1820; paulraulet.com
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tomes include The Painted
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STYLE (outdoor living)
INSPIRING SPACE: The porch at the
Palmetto, Georgia, country home of Jared
Paul and Kelley Harris blends southern
hospitality with a modern verve.
Vintage table and quilt. Dr. No dining chairs designed by
Philippe Stark for Kartell.
FOR SPRING CONTAINER
GARDENING AND LAND-
SCAPING, IM DRAWN TO
WHITE AND GRAY. I LOVE
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DUSTY, GRAYISH TONE
LIKE EUCALYPTUS, DUSTY
MILLER AND ARTEMISIA
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ALL SPRING. Brian James
Davis, Cachepot Floral Design
& Garden Design
Camp Wannagetaway collection of
outdoor fabrics by Perennials.
Grizzel & Mann, ADAC, (404) 261-
5932; grizzelandmann.com
Cedar chicken coop with planter, $1,299. Williams-
Sonoma, (404) 812-1703; williams-sonoma.com
Medium Marine
Flush Mount xture,
$567. Circa Light-
ing, (404) 233-4131;
circalighting.com
Botanical Interests
debuted 30 new varieties
of seeds for 2013, from
$1.59. Pike Nurseries.
pikenursery.com
Having planted nearly 100,000 trees
since its inception in 1985, Trees
Atlanta continues to hunt for ways
to rid our surroundings of invasive
species, while reducing the need for
toxic herbicides and preserving our
native plant life in the process. Last
summer, Trees Atlanta (treesatlanta.
org) augmented its popular Urban
Goats program with 100 new sheep,
kicking of the program at Chastain
Park. Protected by shepherd Brian
Cash and a group of guard dogs, the
hungry ock munches up to 150 cubic
feet of kudzu, privet, wisteria and English ivy a dayof great benet to the nations
most heavily forested urban area. The second phase of the two-year partnership
continues throughout this year, when the sheep will tackle greenspaces including
Chastain Park, Morningside Nature Preserve and Freedom Parkway at the Carter
Center. Individuals may sponsor sheep or goats for $100 each. K.A.
STEWARDLY
SHEEP
Garden is now carrying unique concrete
products such as oversize spheres and aerated
concrete features and seats. Concrete is mixed
with soils, stones and other natural elements
to create off-color and lightweight garden
ornaments. These one-of-a-kind, handmade
features make a at lawn or a shady nook color-
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Pitch birdhouse by Loll Designs is completely
maintenance-free, $79. Room & Board, (404)
682-5900; roomandboard.com
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The art of things chosen well rather than often.
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AROUND TOWN WITH
Naomi von Habersham
Do you realize that this month marks the 20th anniversary of
the Blizzard of 93? Its hard to believe that two decades have
passed since Atlanta suffered through the storm that dumped
two feet of snow on us!
I remember the blizzard well; in fact, I still get perturbed
thinking about it. Before the storm hit, I had spent two weeks
preparing for a dinner party that I was to host. I had pored
over my cookbooks by Nathalie Dupree, Craig Claiborne and
Lee Bailey, compiling a menu that I thought sounded tasty.
I had shopped for groceries at Harrys, ordered over-the-top
oral arrangements from Marvin Gardens and even bought
a new outt from Snooty Hooty for the occasion. And then,
the day before my party, Channel 2s Glenn Burns informed
us that a blizzard was on the way and was expected to blanket
the city with not inches, but feet, of snow. I simply couldnt
believe it, so I turned to Channel 5s Ken Cook. His forecast
was the same. And, you know, if both Glenn and Ken give the
same forecast, its a fait accompli.
Well, what could I do? I had beef tenderloin and crab meat
in the fridge, a case of Veuve Clicquot in my wine cooler, and
two dozen Rhodes Bakery cheese straws in the pantry. I told
myself that a blizzard couldnt possibly hit Atlanta. But, it did.
Snow fell and the power promptly went out. No dinner party.
No TV. No Ken and Glenn to get me through the storm of
the century. All I had to subsist on was some Champagne,
cheese straws, Triscuits and cans of Underwood Deviled
Ham Spread.
Let me tell you, there is nothing glamorous about sitting
around your frigid house for days, huddled next to the re-
place while wearing a Blackgama coat and Dearfoam slip-
pers. Its a scene that I care not to repeat anytime soon. But,
I suppose with global warming and all, a blizzard probably
wont hit Atlanta again during my lifetime. Thats just ne
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THE HIGH MUSEUM
ATLANTA WINE AUCTION
returns for its 21st year as the
citys premier wine soiree,
as well as the number one
charity wine auction benefit-
ing the arts. Festivities kick
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access to some of Atlantas
top residential wine cellars.
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rare wines. Select restaurants
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I like to showcase the natural
taste in local foods, and this aro-
matic dish is the perfect example.
Start by combining minced shal-
lots, chopped jalapeno, juicy na-
vel and sweet blood oranges and
red grapefruit. Toss with a little
avocado oil, sea salt and cracked
black pepper. Then dice up a
fresh avocado in large chunks
and mix in. Tuck the mixture
into an endive leaf and top with
fresh wild lump crab. Lastly, fresh
cilantro or basil is a must for the
garnish! Ashley Clemence, Graft
Vegetarian avocado tacos are
a favorite of mine. I cut a Haas
avocado into eight wedges and
dip them in buttermilk. Next, roll
the wedges in Japanese panko
bread crumbs before frying in
canola oil. When the avocado is
golden brown, I season it with
salt and nish the taco with crispy
queso cotija, oven roasted to-
matoes and spicy poblano chile
pesto; its all wrapped in fresh
homemade corn tortillas. As a
healthier alternative, you can also
opt to grill or char the avocado
wedges over a direct ame.
Chad Clevenger, Alma Cocina
The velvety texture of avocados
makes them a great ingredient for
whipping up a rich mousse. I start
by mixing a pureed avocado with
fresh cream, green peppercorn
and just a touch of sea salt. This
makes the perfect, pillowy bed
for pan-seared scallops dotted
with lime gastrique. Lastly, I gar-
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table of contents
EDITORS LETTER
FASHION Essential items for spring travel
WELLNESS Nutrition expert Carolyn ONeil reports on
resorts that are raising the bar with creative spa cocktails
FAMILY Dolphin adventures that create lasting memories
MADE FOR ROMANCE Editor-in-Chief Alison Lewis checks
into an idyllic Los Cabos resort
FOR WOMEN ONLY Its not that men arent allowed,
but these destinations are great for girlfriend getaways
SEA & SKI Steal away to great escapes in the sand or snow
RETREAT TO MEDITATE Rebirth and reinvigoration in
picturesque Riveria Maya
PAR FOR THE COURSE Three unique locales offer
unrivaled golf experiences
ON THE COVER The wellness programs ofered at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach Hotel
& Spa are the epitome of healthy travel. Photograph courtesy of resort.
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editors letter
Almost 10 years ago, I
thought of a great magazine
concept. Why not create
a travel magazine focused
on health? This idea was
somewhat selsh because
it combined my passions:
travel, tness and health. It
came into focus over the last
few years while I have been
traveling more frequently for
work and with my three chil-
dren. The realization of this
dream occurred when I met
Gina Christman, publisher of
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
As we sat on the beach, I
told her about my desire to
launch Healthy Travel maga-
zine. Is there a better setting
to pitch a magazine idea?
To say the least, she loved
it. It was the perfect t since
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
has been very successful
with Travel South, a digest-
size publication published
quarterly. Since leisure travel
is so appealing to its current
readers, Healthy Travel is
now replacing Travel South,
and it will be published in
March, May, September and
December 2013.
The future belongs to those who believe in the
beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Wellness tourism is a
growing trend across the
world, and travelers are
seeking new ways to stay
active and healthy on vaca-
tions. We will showcase the
best in healthy travel ideas,
including tness, culinary
arts, wellness, beauty, style,
family and romantic travel.
In our premiere issue, youll
discover some of our favor-
ite locations to head to this
spring. Plus, some of our
favorite spa cocktails, healthy
girls getaways, prime golf
destinations, fun swims with
the dolphins and an ultimate
romantic retreat. We hope
you are as excited as we
are for Healthy Travel. Stay
in touch with us on Twitter
(@healthytravmag) or on
Facebook (facebook.com/
healthytravelmag).
ALISON LEWIS
Editor-in-Chief
When an idea becomes reality, it is an amazing t hing.
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If lounging in a uffy terrycloth robe
with the calming sounds of New Age
music and the scent of owers in the
aromatherapy-enhanced air isnt enough
to transport you away into a world of spa-
induced bliss, then add a liquid layer of
escapethe spa cocktail.
Herbal teas and lemon-infused spring water
may be beverage basics, but now spas are
adding beverages with even more benets to
their menus. Five wellness-inspired cocktails
served at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa in
Highlands, North Carolina, include refreshing
blends of beet juice, broccoli, cucumber, herbs
and edible owers with a kick from vodka,
tequila, rum, brandy or even moonshine. The
garden green-colored Hummingbird cocktail
features vodka muddled with fresh pea shoots,
a splash of local honey and a owering pea
tendril garnish.
Because the drinks are made with
vitamin- and antioxidant-rich fresh fruit and
vegetables, they count as a health and beauty
treatment, too. What you wont nd in these
potent potables, however, is a lot of alcohol;
each drink calls for only an ounce or so of
spirits. We are trying to focus on avor and
nutrition with less alcohol, says executive chef
Johannes Klapdohr. That way, you can enjoy
the beverage without hitting the wall.
Massages, facials, saunas and steam baths
may be the main focus during spa time, but
resorts are raising the food-and-beverage
bar with menus designed to complement the
restorative experience.
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CUCUMBER-PEPPER
ELIXIR
from theboysclub.net, a cocktail blog
2 OUNCES CUCUMBER-BLACK PEPPER
TONIC
2 OUNCES GIN
1/2 TEASPOON FRESH LEMON JUICE
CUCUMBER SLICES FOR GARNISH
Add tonic, gin and lemon juice
to a shaker lled with ice. Cap
the shaker and shake vigorously
until well combined, allowing ice
to break up and melt slightly,
about 20 to 30 seconds. Strain
into a lowball glass with a few
small ice cubes, garnish with
cucumber, serve chilled.
Yield: 1 cocktail
CUCUMBER-BLACK
PEPPER TONIC
1 CUP WATER
1 CUCUMBER, GRATED
1/4 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
2 TABLESPOONS BLACK PEPPERCORNS
Place all ingredients in a
saucepan. Simmer over
medium-low heat, stirring
occasionally, for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, and let steep
for 45 minutes or overnight.
Strain tonic into an airtight
container. Refrigerate until
ready to use. Yield: 2 cups
PAUSE, PLAY, PERFECT
from the Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton,Palm
Beach, which has three signature drinksPause,
Play and Perfect.
PAUSE
1.5 OUNCES GREY GOOSE LORANGE
1 OUNCE CHAMBORD
0.5 OUNCE CRANBERRY JUICE
0.5 OUNCE PINEAPPLE JUICE
CHAMPAGNE
RASPBERRIES FOR GARNISH
Combine rst four ingredients;
top with Champagne and
garnish before serving.
Yield: 1 cocktail
PLAY
1.5 OUNCE RASPBERRY VODKA
0.5 OUNCE GODIVA DARK
0.5 OUNCE GODIVA WHITE
RASPBERRIES FOR GARNISH
Combine rst three ingredients
and garnish before serving.
Yield: 1 cocktail
PERFECT
2 OUNCES LEBLON CACHACA
3 LIME WEDGES
6 BLUEBERRIES
1 OUNCE CANE SUGAR
LIME WEDGE FOR GARNISH
Combine rst four ingredients
and garnish before serving.
Yield: 1 cocktail
SPA IN A GLASS
from The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead,
in Atlanta
1/2 MEDIUM CUCUMBER, CHOPPED
1 OUNCE ALOE JUICE
1 OUNCE PURE AGAVE NECTAR
1.25 OUNCE FRESH LIME JUICE
.75 OUNCE GINGER BEER
CLUB SODA
CUCUMBER SLICES AND MINT LEAVES
FOR GARNISH
Process cucumber in a food
processor or blender until
smooth. Transfer cucumber
puree into a glass; add next four
ingredients, mixing well. Pour
over ice in a tall glass, top with
a splash of soda, and garnish
before serving. Yield: 2 cocktails
Note: You can nd aloe juice at
Whole Foods Market or other health
food stores.
HUMMINGBIRD
from Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands,
North Carolina
1 OUNCE VODKA, MUDDLED
1 TABLESPOON PEA SHOOTS
2 TABLESPOONS HONEY
2 OUNCES GREEN MACHINE SMOOTHIE
1 TEASPOON FRESH LIME JUICE
Combine vodka and pea shoots
until thoroughly mixed. Add
honey, green juice and lime
juice, mixing well. Serve over
ice. Yield: 1 cocktail
Note: You can nd Green Machine
Smoothie drink at Whole Foods
Market or other health food stores.
If you cant nd pea shoots, you can
substitute sprouts.
SPA PALAZZO SANGRIA
BLANCO
from Via Spa Palazzo, Boca Raton Resort & Club
2 BOTTLES WHITE SPANISH WINE
1/2 CUP SPANISH BRANDY
1/4 CUP SPANISH ORANGE LIQUER
1 ORANGE, JUICED
1/2 CUP SUPERFINE SUGAR
1/2 CUP FRESH STRAWBERRIES, SLICED
1/2 ORANGE, HALVED, THINLY SLICED
1/2 LEMON, HALVED, THINLY SLICED
1/2 PLUM, PIT REMOVED, SLICED INTO
WEDGES
1/2 PEACH, PIT REMOVED, SLICED INTO
WEDGES
1 (10 OUNCE) BOTTLE CLUB SODA,
CHILLED
Combine wine, brandy, orange
liqueur, orange juice and sugar
in a large pitcher and stir until
the sugar has dissolved. Add
fruit and stir well to combine.
Cover and refrigerate until well
chilled, about 2 hours.
Stir in club soda just before
serving. Serve sangria in large
wine glasses. Yield: 4 cocktails
opposite Cucumber-Pepper Elixir. this page, left to right Pause, Play and Perfect; Spa in a Glass; Sangria Blanco.
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ATLANTIS RESORT
An amazing place in itself, the Atlantis Resort on
Paradise Island in the Bahamas contains a 14-acre
marine and rehabilitation area where one can choose
from four unique experiences at the expansive Dolphin
Cay: beach pass, shallow water interaction, deep water
scooter interaction, andthe ultimatetrainer for a
day. From merely observing the facilitys dolphins at a
private beach to getting intimate with both trainers and
animals, Atlantis redenes the typical dolphin excursion.
DOLPHIN DISCOVERY CENTER
On the British Virgin Island of Tortola, the Dolphin
Discovery facility offers four different packages.
Most notable of these, the Dolphin Royal Swim has an
exciting foot-push and the potential to reach speeds
of more 20 miles per hour during the dorsal tow. With
the Tortola full-day experience, youll experience the
dolphin encounter of your dreams, plus a complete
tour of the largest island in the BVI, including a relaxing
beach break.
DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER
Perhaps a bit closer to home, the Dolphin Research
Center in Marathon, Florida, offers much more than just
the get wet with a dolphin experience. This research
facility also hosts a multitude of educational programs
designed for school, special needs, and college students
correlating with its rescue and research efforts of
the surrounding marine life. Consequently, their day
programs include such packages as Researcher for
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only get close to the mammals, but also learn about
their intelligence and capabilities in an effort to better
understand them. You can also participate in a playful,
structured, interactive swim experiencethe 20- to
25-minute Dolphin Encounter. During orientation, a
trainer will demonstrate basic hand signals so that
you can ask the dolphins for a variety of interactive
behaviorsincluding the energetic dorsal pull.
From rst touch to nal
splash, something about one-
on-one time with dolphins
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lasting memories. But of
the innumerable encounter
opportunities available to
vacationers today, three
unique experiences beg
mention and consideration
when planning the optimum
dolphin memory-making
experience for the family.
Written by SHELBIE LANDRY
A six-hour ULTIMATE
TRAINER FOR A DAY
PROGRAM is available for guests
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A BEHIND-THE-SCENES
TOUR of Atlantis world-class
facilities and animal hospital
hospital will teach guests the
basics of animal care, feeding and
diagnostics.
The 60-minute SNORKEL THE
RUINS OF ATLANTIS program
allows up to eight guests at a time
the chance to snorkel the Ruins
Lagoonthe resorts largest marine
exhibitalongside giant rays, sleek
sharks and hundreds of schools of
tropical sh.
DEEP WATER SWIM allows
guests to swim in deep water with
dolphins by either using a personal
scooter or swimming freely with a
mask and ns.
ATLANTIS
PROGRAMS
Dolphin days
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for women only
Its not that men arent allowed, but these destinations are great for girlfriend getaways
Written by ALISON LEWIS
Girls Night Outwhether its cocktails and lighthearted
gossip or a total dinner-and-dish sessionworks just ne
for a midweek pick-me-up, but now ladies want just a little
bit more, and Girlfriend Getaways have become a booming
trend in the travel industry. Its estimated that women will
spend $125 billion dollars on travel next year, and they now
inuence 85 percent of all travel decisions and comprise 40
percent of all business travelers. Girl getaways are not only
a time for friends to escape the housework, homework and
other family chores for a short break, says nutrition author
and columnist Carolyn O Neil. But, also, women are taking
the time to care for themselves so they can better take care
of others. From spa treatments to long walks, shopping,
and talks with girlfriends, theres an element of wellness
woven into these popular mini-vacations. Massages for
your mental health? Yes, please. Weve rounded up three
favorite spots with an emphasis on healthy living. Book a
weekend with your closest friends and escape the exhaus-
tion of your daily schedule for a couple days. We guarantee
youll head back home feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and
ready to tackle your never-ending to-do list.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia
An innovative new spa experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, topped our wish list for a
healthy girls getaway. With the debut of the Spa Level last fallthe rst of its kindguests
can get rst access to spa appointments, as well as consultations with the spa concierge to
select customized treatments. Guests are also personally escorted from their Spa Level ac-
commodations to the treatment rooms. Weve turned from accumulating things to accumu-
lating experiences, says Sandra Ryder, the hotels Area Director of Public Relations. Mem-
ory is powerful. Remembering a moment in time with friends, learning about a new place,
watching a sunset in lovely surroundingsthe traveler feels richer for the experience. Were
not suggesting you completely skip the retail therapy, though. Bliss out during your person-
alized spa day, but make sure you cross the street at least once to experience the shopping
playgrounds of Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.
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Sweet Tea Body Buff
The delicate aroma of black tea
enhanced with lemon and sweet
almond honey lifts the spirit,
while sugar crystals gently
exfoliate. An application of a
moisturizerrich in antioxi-
dants, aloe and shea butter
completes this treatment.

Sout hern Comfort Facial
This deep cleansing aromather-
apy facial, eye treatment and
scalp massage includes a dry
brush body exfoliation, applica-
tion of warm mineral cream
combined with essential oils,
and an organic cotton duvet
wrap.

Red Clay Body Wrap
Indigenous to Georgia, red
clays high mineral content is
excellent for toning skin. After a
dry brush exfoliation, warm red
clay detoxies during a thermal
wrap designed to stimulate
circulation and metabolism,
eliminating toxins and easing
fatigue.

Sweet Magnolia
Pedicure
Recline in the spas zero grav-
ity massage chair surrounded
by the sweet aroma of Geor-
gias favorite ower. Feet are
immersed in a delicate bath,
gently exfoliated, treated with
a cooling mask, cucumber
heel therapy and a hydrating
parafn treatment. A foot and
leg massage follows, enhanced
with warm basalt stones and a
souf of white magnolia petals
deepened with saffron, sandal-
wood, mimosa and gardenia.
This treatment concludes with a
polish application in the color of
your choice.
Southern-Inspired
Treatments
DONT MISS
top row, left to right After a day of shopping at the Souths nest shopping malls, enjoy spa quiet time with
the girls. Be sure to try the pineapple-mint or cranberry-pomegranate water in the spa before your treat-
ment. The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, welcomes you with passion fruit green apple tea. The apple is cored,
rubbed with lemon inside to prevent browning and lled with the tea. The Sweet Magnolia Pedicure is pure
foot heaven. bottom row, left to right Molton Brown amenities are featured on the Spa Level. Every spa-
cious treatment room is dimly lit with candles to create a calming environment.
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top row, left to right Rejuvenate with yoga
on the roof at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa.
After a morning of tness classes, experi-
ence pure relaxation poolside. bottom row,
left to right The resorts indoor climbing wall.
Guest rooms merge contemporary elegance
with wonderful beachfront views. Spacious
bathrooms feature spa-like details.
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Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach, Florida
From a morning walk on the beach to a thrilling climb on the two-story rock wall, Canyon
Ranch Miami Beach Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to renew your spirit in a weekend.
Savor the sparkling pool, healthful gourmet cuisine and even organic wines with your best
friends. With one of the largest spas in South Florida, Canyon Ranch offers any activity your
healthy heart desiresfrom ayurvedic body rituals, maternity massages and touch thera-
pies to beach programs such as boot camps, yoga and sand castle building. Named one of
Americas Most Slimming Vacations by Health magazine and boasting various Best Spa
Awards, Canyon Ranchs indoor offerings include Kinesis, mind/body training, Pilates and
a rock climbing wall. Offsite outdoor activities include golf, tennis, surng and kayaking.
Women today are so busy driving successful careers and home lives that the average to-do
list has grown extensively, and, in turn, pushed me time further down the list, says Char-
lotte Prescott, Spa & Fitness Director at Canyon Ranch. Girlfriend getaways ll their desire
to share valuable connections and experiences with close friends. With wellness and beauty
on the minds of most women, a getaway to a spa checks all the boxes! Canyon Ranch will
host their second annual Beauty Week in April. The goal: Get summer-ready with fresh, fun
consultations and treatments like mini-facials, luxurious scalp massages, aesthetic technol-
ogy demonstrations and more, including jewelry showcases and trunk shows.
Det ox your diet,
det ox your life
What foods and other expo-
sures are draining your vitality?
Join Canyon Ranch Medical
Director Karen Kofer, M.D., to
learn how to detox yourself and
ensure greater energy.
How t o experience
calm amidst t he chaos
Join Energy Healer Michelle
Alva as she provides powerful
and effective tools to transform
everyday stress, tension and
pain into an ocean of calm. Tap
into your natural energy and dis-
cover tools that lead to a more
balanced and fullling now.
BYOB: Bring your
own blow dryer
Learn styling tips anyone can
use at home from one of the
hotels senior stylists.
Mindfulness meditat ion
Learn practical meditation
exercises to increase relaxation,
reduce stress and cultivate a
deeper sense of presence. Pre-
sented by Brad Kerschensteiner,
this lecture covers the benets
and principles of mindfulness
meditation as well as guided
meditation.
Check with concierge
for dates and times
Our Favorite
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travel GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Sonoma, California
For more than 85 years, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has been a ter-
ric spot for health-minded travelers. Known for casually elegant accommoda-
tions, sensational cuisine, luxurious spa treatments and world-class golf, the inn
has recently unveiled 30 newly renovated signature Mission Suites and a premier
Winemaker Suite. Experience tness classes such as yoga, water yoga, Zumba,
Pilates, TRX training, bike tours and complimentary specialty hikes in this rustic
setting, followed by decadent cheese and olive oil tastings. The propertys crown
jewel is the 40,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa, home to one of the coun-
trys only geo-thermal healing mineral waters. The inn offers nightly wine tast-
ings, too, where you can enjoy a glass of local vino with the girls while you chat
with esteemed winemakers.
this page Enjoy time with friends after a day of visiting Californias wine
country. Sonoma County has 13 distinctive wine regions. All of the resorts
pools at the inn are fed with its own source of thermal mineral water.
opposite The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa features California
Mission-style architecture.
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Dinner at Sant
Try Chef Andrew Cains locally
inspired dishes that showcase
the fresh bounties of Sonoma.
Girls on t he Greens
Guests of the resort retain
exclusive privileges at the
classic Sonoma Golf Club, the
former home of the Charles
Schwab Cup Championship
Tour, so hit the links for a round
with your pals.
Morning Bike Tour
Explore the back roads of pic-
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Exploring
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Written by ALISON LEWIS
Usually the words sea and ski come to mind when thinking of
exotic spring travel. And while theres denitely room for water skiing
in our top seaside destinations like Floridas Panhandle and Bermuda,
were thinking more of the icy variety. Thats rightspring is the
perfect time of year for frolicking in the sand or snow. From Tahoe
to Telluride and the Gulf to the Caribbean, weve put together the
ultimate in good-for-you family vacations.
Steal away to great escapes
in the sand or snow
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Deer Valley Resort is a wonderland for both novice and expert skiers.
opposite The white sandy shores of Sandestin Golf & Beach resort on Floridas
Gulf Coast make it a popular warm-weather destination in the spring.
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Bermuda
The Fairmont Southampton
One of the worlds incomparable luxury resorts, The Fair-
mont Southampton offers endless possibilities for recreation
and relaxation, including an award-winning par-3 golf course,
spa and tness center, pools, a private oceanfront beach club
complete with shaded chaise longues, a PADI scuba dive
center, snorkeling, water sports, tennis courts and more. Kids
will enjoy daily programs at Explorers Camp, and no one will
complain about whats for dinner with 10 on-site restaurants,
cafes and lounges serving food for all tastes.
Staying on track during vacation isnt impossible at The
Fairmont Southampton. All of the resorts restaurants of-
fer menus that address restrictions such as gluten allergies,
DASH/Hearty Healthy or diabetes, and preferences such as
raw, vegan and macrobiotic diets. The Fairmont Fit program
makes it easy to work out on the road, with hotel-loaned
workout gear supplied by Reebok.
The Willowstream Spa is one of the most exclusive re-
sort spas in Bermuda, with its 31,000-square-foot spa that
includes an indoor pool, outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the
ocean and 15 treatment rooms where treatments can be
customized and tailored to heighten the spa experience. We
love the tness walks that allow guests to see the beauty of
the South Shore while getting a little exercise. Beach yoga is
offered at 6:45 a.m., a nice way to start the day in Bermuda.
(866) 540-4497; fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda
The Fairmont Hamilton Princeess
Located downtown in the heart of Hamilton, just steps from
Bermudas nest restaurants, shops and attractions, The
Fairmont Hamilton Princess offers unsurpassed amenities,
including fresh and saltwater pools, an outdoor putting
green and some of the islands most celebrated restaurants.
One of them, Heritage Court, is known for having the best
afternoon tea in Bermuda. Guests can take the private ferry
to the Southampton property to enjoy its private beach, spa
and golf course. (866) 540-4447; fairmont.com/hamilton-
bermuda
Florida
Rosemary Beach
Located on Northwest Floridas Gulf Coast, youll nd the
quaint New Urbanist town of Rosemary Beach. The archi-
tecture of the communityincluding its rental homes, lofts,
cottages and carriage housesis described as New Or-
leans meets the West Indies, Charleston and the Caribbean.
Causal and upscale eateries and stylish boutiques dot the
towns main artery, and all of the restaurants are dedicated
to the towns ethos of green living. Be on the lookout for the
new luxury hotel opening on the beach side of the town in
late spring. (850) 278-2030; rosemarybeach.com
clockwise, from top left Explore Bermudas immaculate 20.5-square-mile island by
bike. This overhead view of The Fairmont Southampton private beach club is where
relaxation, snorkeling and diving are at its best. Relish every minute of your view while
enjoying the outdoor Jacuzzi at Willow Stream Spa. opposite, top to bottom A charm-
ing streetscape in Rosemary Beach, Florida. All rooms at Fairmont Southampton ofer
spectacular balcony views of the ocean.
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t odo
IN BERMUDA
Dont miss the excellent iced coffee and smoked
salmon wraps at Common Ground Restaurant, the Is-
land Conch chowder at Port-O-Call Restaurant or the
refreshing Rum Swizzle at The Swizzle Inn.
Reserve an afternoon for touring Tom Wadsons
Organic Farm at Lukes Pond Southampton.
Book horseback trail rides along the beach with
guided groups, riding lessons or private rides. Con-
tact Spicelands Equesterian Centre at (441) 238-8212.
Explore Coopers Island Nature Reserve and The
Botanical Gardens. Both are family favorites. Be
sure to look for the Bermudiana (Bermudas ofcial
ower), hermit crabs and the Bermuda Petal bird.
Go for a swim in the calm waters at Horseshoe Bay,
touted as the most famous beach in Bermuda. Be
sure to bring your snorkel gear or a beach towel to
take in the scenic views both underwater and on land.
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t odo
IN DESTIN
Now in its 27th year, the Sandestin
Wine Festival is the most estab-
lished and continuously running
event of its kind on the Gulf Coast.
Held at the charming Village of
Baytowne Wharf, the Kentucky
Derby of Wine Festivalsso
named for its popularity and
grandeurfeatures one-of-a-kind
seminars, wine dinners, grand
tastings and culinary experiences.
This years festival is April 18-21.
sandestinwinefestival.com
Sandestin, Florida
It comes as no surprise that Sandestin Golf and Beach Re-
sort was named the No. 1 resort on Floridas Emerald Coast,
and was recognized for having one of the top 10 beaches in
America, according to Good Morning America. The property
beckons guests with 2,400 acres, seven miles of beaches
and 30 charming neighborhoods that offer 1,300 vacation
rentals, including condominiums, villas and townhomes. This
resort is healthy travel at its best, counting among its ameni-
ties four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis
courts, 19 swimming pools, 72 shing lakes, a ve-acre na-
ture park, running and biking paths, a basketball court, put-
ting and ropes courses, ziplining, a tness center and spa,
and a 113-slip marina with paddleboarding, kayaking, canoe-
ing and sailboat lessons. (866) 912-3224; sandestin.com
Seaside, Florida
Just east of Destin lies the magical town of Seaside. De-
signed for walking and riding bikes, pathways intertwine
houses in this community for just that purpose, where youll
take in the charming sites such as white picket fences and
pastel-colored homes. If youre looking for something less
abstract and more educational, book a 90-minute walking
tour through The Seaside Institute with Mark Schnell, prin-
cipal of Schnell Urban Design, to learn more about the New
Urbanism movement within the town. Nine different beach
pavilions offer outdoor activities such as a croquet lawn,
swimming, tennis and even Petanque courses. Visit the Sea-
side Farmers Marketheld every Saturday and twice a week
during summerfor local, seasonal produce. Dont miss the
chance to stock up on healthy fruits and vegetables for your
beach vacay. (850) 231-6107; seaside.com
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clockwise, from top left Savor the large selection of healthy
smoothies and juices at Raw & Juicy in Seaside. The town
is also home to the freshest wraps in Northwest Florida.
Reconnect with the children at one of the worlds most beau-
tiful beaches. Start your day of on the right foot with healthy
breakfast fare at Raw & Juicy. Be sure to taste the local
honey, hot sauce, salsa and homemade breads at Seasides
Farmers Market. opposite Voted as one of the best Florida
destinations for families, Seaside ofers kayaking, biking,
swimming, tennis and outdoor movies and concerts.
Favorite Food Trucks
in Seaside
RAW & JUICY
Jennifer Kuntzs holistic dishes are served straight
from this shiny food truck, and everything is
straight-up delicious. The menu includes raw
juices, real food smoothies, raw food beach snacks,
and one of the best breakfasts around. You cant
go wrong with the cashew-coconut yogurt with
homemade granola and seasonal organic fruit, and
make sure you grab a bag of kale chips for later.
BAREFOOT BBQ
Get some of the best barbecue on the beach from
this retro, tiki-style food truck, serving hormone-,
steroid-, and antibiotic-free meats and sides right
by the sea.
WILD BILLS
If theres such a thing as good-for-you hot dogs,
youll nd them at this food truck. Made with
organic meat from grass-fed cattle, these tasty
hotdogs come in natural lamb casings without soy,
llers, gluten or nitrates.
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Utah & California
Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah
The sole ski only in Park City, meaning no snowboarding,
Deer Valley Resort combines outstanding amenities and
impeccable service that guests rave about. Its not just the
service that attracts worldwide attentionthe terrain and
on-hill amenities are rst-class, too. The resort boasts more
than 2,000 acres of slopes, 21 chairlifts, 100 ski runs, six
bowls, 11 restaurants, 500 ski instructors and 300 inches of
powder annually. Plus, the resort sells a maximum of 7,500
lift tickets per day to avoid overcrowding. With three el-
egant day lodges, hundreds of luxury accommodations, and
a renowned ski school and childrens center, Deer Valley is
a great option for active families at every age. (800) 424-
3337; deervalley.com
Northstar California Resort, Lake Tahoe, California
It can be a challenge to nd a destination that ts the bill for
every skier in your groupuntil you set your sights on North-
star California Resort, now delivering epic winter fun after
$30 million in recent on-mountain upgrades. Northstars
95 trails descend from the mountains 8,610-foot summit
and hit an intermediate sweet spot, but experts wont miss
a thing touring tree-lined black-diamond runs in the new
Sawtooth Ridge backcountry. Snowboarders nd heaven on
the Pinball trail or by dropping into the new 22-foot Super-
pipe designed by Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White. For
kids, its about more than just ski school. Theres the new
Burton Riglet Park (for 3- to 6-year-olds), plus village activi-
ties like the Apex Bungy Trampoline and a large ice-skating
rink surrounded by re pits. At night, gather for a stargazing
snowshoe tour complete with Celestron telescopes. Stay at
the mid-mountain, ve-star Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoeand
not just for the luxury accommodations, though theyre
abundant. Enjoy ski-in, ski-out access and seasonal organic
menus at Traci Des Jardins Manzanita, or spend an entire
day at the spa with its dry-heat lodge, pinyon pine steam
room and heated outdoor pool overlooking the mountain.
northstarattahoe.com; ritzcarlton.com;
manzanitalaketahoe.com
SKI
clockwise, from above Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine
lake on the North American continent. The sun shines
there 75 percent of the year. The altitude at the Empire
Summit at Deer Valley is 9,570 feet. Start skiing early in
the morning for pure ski solitude. opposite Overlooking
the town of Deer Valley.
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clockwise, from top left Empire Canyon in Deer Valley features replaces and a touch of an-
tique and brass furnishings. Gunnison Airport is the closest to Crested Butte. Take a ski break
and get pampered at the Stein Eriksons 23,000-square-foot spa. opposite, clockwise from
top Scarp Ridge Lodge was built entirely within the existing shell of a 19th-century corrugated
iron structure, a former miners club and dance hall. Experience the best Northstar has to ofer
in snowboard lessons. This seven-bedroom property ofers the elegance of a traditional ski
lodge with amenities of an urban loft. Overlooking Crested Butte.
warm up at t he spa
ZANTE SPA
Nestled at the base of Deer Valley, this brand-new, serene,
boutique-style day spa specializes in holistic treatments such as
acupuncture and chakra balancing. (435) 649-949; ZANTESPA.COM
MONTAGE DEER VALLEY
Ski in or out of this spa from the Empire Canyon area of the resort,
where you can enroll in their signature Wellness Program along
with your massage or facial. (435) 604-1300; SPAMONTAGE.COM/
DEERVALLEY
STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE
Utahs only ve-star AAA Five Diamond propertylocated mid-
mountain for easy ski in or outwent through a major renovation
in 2011. Be sure to check out their wellness studio catered to skiers.
(800) 453-1302; STEINLODGE.COM
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Colorado
Scarp Ridge Lodge, Crested Butte
Part of Eleven Colorados mission to provide adventure with-
out sacricing luxury, this exquisite ski getaway is located
on the 12,000-foot slopes of Scarp Ridge, overlooking the
river valley in Crested Butte. Opened just over a year, the
intimate lodge home features ve suites with king beds and
a plush bunk room that sleeps an additional seven people.
Perks are plentiful here: breakfast and lunch prepared by
your personal chef and all-inclusive activities like cat skiing
on Elevens private terrain. (Youll be picked up in front of the
lodge and whisked away to more than 1,000 acres of private
terrain, plus enjoy lunch and aprs ski cocktails served on
the mountain.) Other options include snowshoeing trips and,
during summer, world-class mountain biking, rock climbing,
river rafting, y-shing and more. The best part? All gear is
included, so guests can travel without cumbersome extra
luggage. (866) 479-4677; elevenexperience.com/scarp-
ridge-lodge
Telluride
Telluride is consistently rated a top ski destination because
of its natural beauty and comforting small-town vibe.
Whether on a run or the slope side, youre guaranteed a
memorable vacation in this charming, historic mining town
thats tucked into a jewel-box canyon at nearly 9,000 feet.
Ski terrain is easily accessed from the town, or hop on the
free gondola and head to Mountain Village where more
thrills await. Children and skiers of all levels should take
advantage some of the best ski instructors in the country
for group lessonsjust be sure to book ahead for private
consultations. All of your mind, body and tness needs are
readily available in this small town. We love The Peaks resort
for its full workout center and spathe largest in Colorado
with amazing views of the San Juan Mountain range. At the
Telluride Yoga Center, choose from a variety of classes like
hatha ow, ashtanga, vinyasa and kundalini. Because youll
burn so many calories in this active ski enclave, treat yourself
to a fabulous dinner in this foodie town, where there are no
chains. Go for rustic charm at 221 South Oak, elegant dining
at Cosmopolitan of Telluride, or choose from a great lineup
of aged steaks at the Chop House in New Sheridan Hotel. If
you want casual family fun, head over to Floradora Saloon
for burgers or La Cocina de Luz for organic Mexican fare.
tellurideskiresort.com; thepeakresort.com; tellurideyoga.com
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style COCKTAILS
The white sand beaches at the Viceroy Riviera Maya. opposite Rain shower
treatments at the resort are performed in an outdoor spa cabin.
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Were all still here, of course, and thats
really no surprise given most Mayans
never actually believed the world would
end on the epically dreaded date, only
that the date marked the end of one
long calendar and the start of another.
This is one of many things I learned on
a recent trip to Playa del Carmen, one
of the Riviera Mayas most exclusive
coastal gems.
Like the rest of this area, Playa del
Carmen has exploded with authentic,
Mayan-inspired rituals and treatments
that prepare the mind, body, and spirit
for a brand-new start. Abundant in
the months leading up to 12/21/12,
and picking up speed with renewed
fervor since the start of the new Mayan
calendar, these authentic, soulful
experiences can be found at every
type of resort in Playa del
Carmen, from value-focused,
all-inclusives like Sandos
Caracal Eco Resort & Spa
(from $260; sandos.com)
to the ultra-luxe Rosewood
Mayakoba (from $768;
rosewoodhotels.com).
I arrived at the 41-villa,
adults-only boutique
Viceroy Riviera Maya
in search of spiritual
rejuvenation and
a more personal
experience (villas
from $468;
viceroyhotelsandresorts.com). From the
moment I set foot on the lush canopied
paths of my jungle-wrapped home
away from homeone of 11 new luxury
villas sprawling some 1,700 square
feetthe resort felt to me like one giant
present waiting to be unwrapped. The
most obvious present was revealed
as the jungle opened up to the bright
white beach and turquoise sea.
The rst gift came just after I landed
at the resort, with a happenstance
stumble upon a shaman blessing.
Ogling the candlelit, mystical Wayak
Spa en route to my room, I met the
resident shaman who prayed over me
as he waved smoking herbs to help
purge bad energy. From the incredibly
calming and exotic copal incense
wafting throughout the resort and my
private backyard oasiscomplete with
a plunge poolto the meditative paths
leading to quiet groves for art-making
and journaling, I felt the internal eld
clearing and my soul quietly opening.
The spas reputation preceded itself,
and I couldnt wait for the 90-minute,
shaman-led temazcal, a traditional
Mayan sweat lodge ceremony that uses
steam and healing herbs to purify the
body and spirit. I was hooked at the
start as we prayed to the seven Mayan
gods for blessings before entering the
warmed adobe, symbolic of Mother
Natures womb. Later, I visited the spa
again for a tzolkin massage, which
incorporated healing herbs that were
brushed vigorously against my body.
The setting was gorgeous and relaxing,
with a secluded, candlelit wood
platform shrouded in white mosquito
netting and situated next to a small
waterfall.
Beyond the resorts many Mayan
offerings, including a detox program
ranging anywhere from three hours to
two days, there were plenty of healthy
experiences in which to indulge.
Morning vinyassa ow yoga on the
Viceroys private pier was a favorite,
but my days stayed effortlessly
active with excursions that included
snorkeling along the second largest
barrier reef in the world and biking
the archaeological site of Cob, where
you can climb Nohoch Mul, the tallest
pyramid in the Yucatan.
With each day that passed, I found
myself feeling reinvigorated, reective,
and grateful. Returning home, the
collective feeling amounted to
something akin to true balance, which
may just be a hidden Mayan message.
Ret reat t o Meditate
REBIRTH IN RIVIERA MAYA
Written by NINA KOKOTAS HAHN
One of the largest of the ancient Maya regions of
Mesoamerica, the Riviera Mayaand all its post-
apocalyptic letdownmay not be the rst place that
comes to mind when you imagine a restorative retreat.
It was, after all, at the heart of the Mayan prediction
that the world would meet its doom on 12/21/12.
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THREE UNIQUE LOCALES OFFER UNRIVALED GOLFING EXPERIENCES
Written by ALISON LEWIS
Par for t he Course
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Its no surprise so many deals are brokered outside of stuffy boardrooms on
the golf course. Nothing relaxes your mind like a leisurely day spent playing
the greens amidst breathtaking scenery on world-renowned courses. Factor
in an amazing resort with award-winning amenities, and you have the per-
fect all-play, no-work vacation. From as far away as Scotland to more con-
venient stateside locales, these three picturesque pro-level clubs and courses
will provide memorable vacation experiences for golfers of all skill levels.
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Turnberry Resort
Scotland
Now a part of the Starwood Luxury
Collection, this newly renovated golf
resort on the jagged, gorgeous west
coast of Scotland is well-known for its
hospitality, award-winning spa, ne
Scottish cuisine and many outdoor
activities, especially golf. Home to four
Open Championships, this ve-star
property offers a wide array of courses
and programs.
One of the premier links academies
in the world, the Colin Montgomerie
Links Golf Academy offers indoor and
outdoor lesson areas. Facilities include
swing analyzers, 16 covered bays, an
open-air driving range with target
greens, an extensive short game area,
the Cairngorms putting course, and
the nine-hole Arran Academy Course
taught by a team of PGA professionals.
For those hoping to ne-tune their
game for the resorts championship
courses, the TaylorMade Performance
Lab enhances visitors overall experi-
ence with tour-quality club tting by
Motion Analysis Technology (MAT-T
System), which uses high-speed cam-
eras and specially designed software
to evaluate setup, swing and impact
dynamics. Once completed, this infor-
mation is used to tailor clubs for the
participants that ultimately perfect
their golng experience.
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Scotlands most gorgeous sunset is over the
Turnberry Lighthouse. A blend of Edwardian
tradition and timeless design, Turnberry Re-
sort rst opened in 1906 as the worlds rst
golf resort. opposite, clockwise from top left
Experience the serene view of the Ailsa Craig
from the 9th tee. Challenge your golf game
amidst the stunning coastline. Kohler Waters
Spa is the ideal place to relax and replenish
your body after full day on the course.
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A rest ful haven with
beautiful views over the Irish Sea,
The Spa at Turnberry provides the
ideal place to relax and revitalize.
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The Ailsa course at Turnberry,
named for the isle of Ailsa Craig 11
miles off the coast, is an unforgettable
experience replete with breathtaking
views and difcult shots. Consistently
voted the best course in the United
Kingdom by several leading golf pub-
lications, this course has been host to
four Open Championships and, in turn,
some of the most amazing moments in
golng history.
Finally, the Championship Kintyre
course perfectly complements the Ailsa
course with undulating greens, mag-
nicent ocean holes, elevated tees and
lush fairways. This courses signature
8th hole creates a panoramic view and
unforgettable blind second shot to a
green surrounded by a gully of rocks.
(800) 325-3589; turnberryresort.co.uk
The American Club
Resort
Kohler, Wisconsin
Continually ranked as one of the
Top 100 You Can Play by Golf
magazine, The American Club Resort
in Kohler, Wisconsin, is home to two
distinct public golf courses designed
by Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye.
The Whistling Straits and Blackwolf
Run courses are ranked by Golf Digest
and each contain two separate courses
within themselves.
Whistling Straits, a daily fee course
open to the public, features the Straits
courselocated on Lake Michigan
and the Irish course, with its nearly
2,000 trees and scenic water views.
The Straits course is ranked No. 3 by
Golf Digest on its list of Americas 100
Greatest Public Courses, and features
a walking-only ve-mile course that
played host to the 2004 and 2010 PGA
Championships as well as the 2007
USGA Senior Open and the upcom-
ing 2015 PGA Championship and 2020
Ryder Cup. The Irish course, ranked
No. 35 in Golf Digests Americas 100
Greatest Public Golf Course, was also
designed for walking play, but carts are
available upon request.
clockwise, from top right Inspired by the nearby locales of Savan-
nah and Charleston, Palmetto Bluf in South Carolina channels true
southern sophistication. Every day at Palmetto Bluf brings a new
experience and memory. Its greens are some of the best kept in the
world. opposite Enjoy a blissful experience with views over the Irish
Sea at The Spa at Turnberry.
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top row, left to right Bring your A
game to the May River Golf Course
at Palmetto Bluf. Clubs at the ready.
Nestled along a two-mile stretch of
Lake Michigan, Whistling Straits
features rolling greens, deep pot
bunkers and grass topped dunes.
The Inn at Palmetto Bluf ofers
pampering charm. bottom row, left
to right One of the most famous
golf views in the world: The Ailsa
Golf course 9th Hole at Turnberry
Resort. Invigorate yourself with the
best in hydrotherapy treatments at
Kohler Waters Spa.
From Scot land t o Sout h Carolina, golng resorts continue to
evolve to meet the needs of a new generation of players and their families.
The amenities off the course are as awe-inspiring as many golf course views.
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Blackwolf Runs beautiful 36-hole
public facility has the combination
of playability and challenge for any
player. Its two 18-hole courses, the River
course and the Meadow Valleys course,
were named the years best new public
courses by Golf Digest, and both under-
went major maintenance in 2011 for last
years U.S. Womens Open. In design-
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(888) 444-2838; americanclub.com
Palmetto Bluff
Bluffton, South Carolina
This elegant, Lowcountry retreat is
home to the May River Golf Club,
ranked one of the Best Resort Golf
Courses by GolfWeek this year. Fea-
turing a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
that meanders through 7,171 yards of
the May River Forest, this clubs 18-hole
course was rated No. 51 in Golf maga-
zines Top 100 Golf Courses 2012 and
made Golf Digests 2011 poll of The
Worlds Best Golf Resorts. The wide
fairwayssurrounded by century-old
live oaks, strategic bunkers, beautiful
Bermuda greens and gentile, undulat-
ing slopesprovide a scenic but chal-
lenging playing experience. With its
state-of-the-art practice facility, hand-
some clubhouse and skilled instructors,
the May River Golf Club experience is
consistently ranked among South Caro-
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Want to stay and play forever? Con-
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the initiation deposit is 100 percent
fully refundable and playing privileges
cover all family members through age
24. Full use of practice facilities, short
game areas and bag storage are in-
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to 50 percent off the guest of member
golng rates. (866) 316-5262; palmet-
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LAS VENTANAS AL PARAISO, A ROSEWOOD RESORTthe
ultimate beach hideaway in Los Cabos, Mexicois made for
romance. The property, which is celebrating its 15th an-
niversary, has been on my bucket list for at least a decade.
However, when I picked Las Ventanas for our launch issue
romance story, I hadnt the faintest idea that the resort is
the couples expert, with an entire romance department to
boot. I initially chose this resort for its beauty and location,
but at Las Ventanas, your romantic dreams truly become
reality. Their experts assist in planning all romantic mo-
ments, from weddings to nding the perfect place to pop
the question. No detail is ever too small in creating romantic
memories that last a lifetime.
For winter guests, Las Ventanas has revealed new beach
cabanasthe only ones in Mexico to feature private plunge
pools and Jacuzzis. These cabanas allow for up to four
guests to relax and enjoy the resorts spectacular views,
while a private butler offers refreshing welcome drinks, iPads
and iPods, Evian spray and sunscreen. Of course, full food
and beverage service is offered. Las Ventanas signature
Beach Cinema experience can also be arranged in the ca-
banas for the ultimate dine-and-dive-in private theater.
Editor-in-Chief Alison Lewis checks into an idyllic Los Cabos resort
Written by ALISON LEWIS
MOONLIT POOLSIDE
DINNER: Your dinner table is
actually in the innity pool with
lit candles and owers oating
around you while a poolside
waiter takes care of everything
you could ever need.
ROMANTIC RITUAL: This
couples treatment begins with
an aromatic foot soak, full-body
exfoliating massage, pressure
point facial and soothing rose
petal bath for two served with
signature cocktails.
CARRIAGE FOR TWO: Take a
stroll on a horse-pulled wooden
carriage where you take in the
colorful sunset with a bottle of
Champagne or wine.
COOKING CLASS FOR TWO:
Enjoy a private cooking class
with the resort chef in the
fragrant herb garden and its
open-air kitchen.
TEQUILA CLASS FOR TWO:
Have a private party together
while you learn about the his-
tory and distillation process of
tequila and indulge in a tequila
tasting.
SLEEP UNDER THE STARS:
Sleep under the stars and
watch the sunrise in the com-
fort of your own suite surround-
ed by nature.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: Las
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or poem on ne paper, put it in
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TOUR


KITCHENS
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ATLANTA
of
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Community Angel Sponsorship Level
Platinum Sponsorship Level
Bronze Sponsorship Level
Silver Sponsorship Level
Gold Sponsorship Level
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR TOUR OF KITCHENS SPONSORS
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Dear Friends and Patrons,
Since 1997, when the Junior League of Atlanta held its rst Tour of Kitchens, the
event has grown exponentially and is now a two-day tour featuring 14 homes with
amazing kitchens and our Toast of the Tour kick-off party equally as amazing.
Now celebrating our 16th year, the Tour of Kitchens has evolved into the Junior
League of Atlantas largest event fundraiser, raising more than $1 million to
support the mission of the Junior League of Atlanta (JLA). Our mission is to
educate and empower Atlantas women and children to not only be self-sufcient,
but to succeed.
The Junior League of Atlanta is the third largest Junior League chapter in the
world, with nearly 4,000 members. We serve as a much-needed volunteer resource
and catalyst for positive change through our partnerships with more than 80
nonprot organizations in Atlanta. This year, JLA members will provide over
75,000 volunteer hours to our Atlanta area partners, an investment worth almost
$2 million. And, through our Tour of Kitchens fundraiser proceeds, we will be
able to further our reach and ability to directly benet women and children at risk.
So, wed like to take this opportunity to say Thank you! to all of our members
who work to make this fundraiser a success, to our friends, patrons and supporters
who fund these efforts by their ticket purchases and sponsorships, to the designers
and homeowners that allow us a peek into their fabulous homes, and especially to
Brad Hanner, Associate Publisher of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, who
has been a vital and treasured partner in these endeavors from Day 1.
As we celebrate 96 years of service to our community, we are proud that
the Junior League of Atlantas training and experience continues to prepare
our members to be the most effective in their volunteer work, while also
fueling their commitment to community service. That is what our Journey of a
Lifetime in this organization is all about and what the Junior League offers every
woman who believes in service to her community.
Thank you so much for your support. Enjoy the Tour!
Warmly,
Camille Kesler Evyan OKeefe,
2012 - 2013 President 2012 - 2013 Tour of Kitchens, Chair
The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.

Women Transforming Communities
www.jlatlanta.org
LETTER FROM PRESIDENT & TOUR OF KITCHENS CHAIR
Wadette Bradford, Chair-Elect and Evyan OKeefe, Chair
Evyan OKeefe, Chair and Camille Kesler, President
Photo by Haigwood Studios
Photo by Haigwood Studios
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THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ATLANTA TOUR OF KITCHENS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Toast of the Tour
Lindsey Carroll - Co-Chair
Jenn Owens - Co-Chair
Beth Bailey
Jennifer Barnaby
Lindsey Butler
Caitlin Hargrove
Amber Heery
Catherine Jones
Lauren Leschpe
Karen Lock
Deana Mahan
Bethany Schneider
Jade Willis
Sponsorship
Stephanie Sears
Marketing
Krunali Parekh - Chair
Faith Cleeter
Kali Ensley
Melissa Hudson
Elizabeth Hughes
Lauren Kalen
Allison Ratajczak
Pamela Rollman
Natalie Young
Houseleader
Wendy Ahrenkiel - Chair
Nancy Billings
Ann Davis
Amy Doughney
Sarah Gennett
Elizabeth Giordino
Jennifer Jones
Kate King
Sarah Manning
Isabel Jean-Pierre
Julie Robbins
Laura Smith
Courtney Van Horn
Elizabeth Ann Weiber
House Rotator
Tracy Collerain
Auction
Sarah Wyatt - Chair
Ashley Smithson
Events
Tricia Taylor - Chair
Mary Brunson
Sallie Cochran
Garman Gordon
Rebecca Krumdieck
Emily Lambros
Kelley Mauriello
Sarah North
Katie Van Tone
Treasurer
Lara Berg
Program
Angela L. Williams - Chair
Katie Arminio
Wendy Lewis
Samantha Smith
Fund Development Coordinator
Cathy Ottley
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR HOST COMMITTEE
Beth and Kevin Bailey
Susannah Balish
Jennifer and Todd Barnaby
Jen and Paul Bennecke
Rebecca and Mark Bernier
Wadette Bradford
Stacy and Jeb Brees
Terri Bridy
Alexandra and Chris Burris
Kristen Butts
Yevonne and Cary Chandler
Shannon and Shawn Cunningham
Lisa and Jim Dwyer
Jefri L. Epps
Judy A. Freeman
Ali and Chris Gant
Patrice and Ernest Greer
Marie and Jim Hannon
Lindsey E. Hardegree
Heather and Murray Harris
Hannah Helton
Denise and Vernon Hendrix
Isabel Jean-Pierre
Anita Jeferson
Camille and Paul Kesler
The Krumdiecks
Shawn and Deana Mahan
Elizabeth Mann
Kelley and Keith Mauriello
Lani and Mark Mauriello
Alicia and Chris McCabe
Sally S. McDaniel
Sandra and Jack McDonald
Lori Paulk Nip
Emily Anne Nolte
Evyan and Joseph OKeefe
Christy ONeil
Sarah-Emily Peterson
Tina Price and Jon Hart
Nina Radakovich
Jennifer and Leo Rose, III
Alex Seblatnigg
Leadership
Camille Kesler, President
Michelle Wells, President-Elect
Marie Hannon, VP of Fund Development
Karen Killough, VP of Marketing & Communications
Evyan OKeefe, Chair
Wadette Bradford, Chair-Elect
Macie Thompson, JLA Auction Chair
Melissa and Jason Sikorski
Suzy and Ed Smith
Paige Smith
Lauri Strauss
Jessica Swank
Tricia Taylor and Uwe Nischan
Charlotte and David Terrell
Cara M. Turano
Caroline L. Vollertsen
Rebecca and David Wallis
Michelle and William Wells
Angela L. Williams
Hackett and Wine, LLC
Sara and Chris Youd
Design Layout for Program
Amy L. OBrien
678-491-0299
Host Committee
Melissa Mears - Chair
Caroline Williamson
Kitchen Coordination
Bianca VanZant - Chair
Robin Aiken
Nancy McKee
Heather Meissen
Jenna Rentz
Mary Elise Rising
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Join us for The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.
March 22, 2013

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
T
he Toast of the Tour party celebrates the 16TH
ANNUAL TOUR OF KITCHENS, incorporating
dinner, drinks, and dancing into one night of fun!
This years event will be held at Mason Murer
Fine Art, featuring: live band, dancing, gourmet
food stations, hors d'oeuvres, dessert room,
premium open bars, mixology demonstrations,
sports lounge broadcasting March Madness, and
fabulous silent auction.
Toast tickets are $60 until February 28th,
and $75 March 1st until the event.
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
To purchase tickets, please go to
www.TourOfKitchens.org or call 404.261.7799
Mason Murer Fine Art
199 Armour Drive NE At|anta, GA 30324
Dress code is cocktail attire. Must be 21 years of age to attend.
Toast of
BRAD FOSTER, MIXOLOGIST
Brad Foster is the dynamic bartender at Cook Hall at the W Buckhead. With over
10 years of experience in the restaurant industry, the New Orleans native became
inspired to advance his career when he began to learn about the way proper wine
pairings could elevate a dining experience. In addition to being a star behind the
bar, Foster is a talented musician who writes and performs regularly in and around
Atlanta.
ZACHARY MONTGOMERY, GENERAL MANAGER
Zachary Montgomery prides himself on putting guest satisfaction frst in his role
as General Manager of Ocean Prime in Atlanta, Ga. As a graduate of Te Ohio
State University with a bachelors degree in hospitality management and a business
minor, Montgomery originally began working with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
at Mitchells Ocean Club in Columbus, Ohio, in 2005, and worked his way up
from associate to service manager. Sharing Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
philosophy of delivering an extraordinary dining experience to every guest,
Montgomery welcomes his relocation back down south and aims to achieve the
best in culinary, beverage, service and atmosphere at Ocean Prime Atlanta.
NATE SHUMAN, HEAD MIXOLOGIST
Georgia-native Nate Shuman found his passion for mixology afer working in
felds ranging from design to sofware production failed to fulfll his creative
needs. Shuman has made his name in some of Atlantas fnes restaurants and
lounges including Pcheen, 4th& Swif, Sound Table and Top Flr. He has been
the head mixologist at Proof & Provision since its inception and has created a
one-of-a-kind barrel-aged cocktail program there. w
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Saturday, March 23, 2013
10:30 A.M.
DAVID LAMONT - In addition to spending as much time as possible geeking out over the extraction percentages of siphon
pots, David is busy building new partnerships with wholesale customers in and around the greater Atlanta area. Hes been on the
customer support team for Counter Culture since 2006, but before landing in the Big Peach he spent three years living in Japan,
and since then has become an expert on all of Georgias best ramen joints. Hes also an avid gardener and used a portion of his
Counter Culture Green Fund beneft to grow raised beds for the vegetables he uses in the delicious meals he loves cooking for his
family. David and his wife Cathy live with their two children, Aya and Ian, in a suburb of Atlanta called Sugar Hill aptly named
for how sweet they all are.
EMILY DAVIS - From computer geek to cofee nerd, complexity has always captivated Emilys attention. She got her frst taste of the specialty cofee world while working at Land of a
Tousand Hills cofee house in 2008. By 2010, she stopped teetering between IT and cofee and joined the cofee team of Empire State South. Here, she was encouraged to develop the cof-
fee program to match each specialty of the restaurant. Trough these endeavors, in 2012, Emily was recognized by Star Chefs as the Rising Star Barista of Atlanta. Shortly thereafer, Emily
joined the Counter Culture Atlanta team where she now serves as the customer representative of the Atlanta region. Emily and her fellow cofee-driver husband, Matthew of Condesa
Cofee live in Grant Park where they happily plan to use cofee to take over the world.
11:30 A.M.
RON EYESTER, EXECUTIVE CHEF & OWNER - New York native, Ron Eyester, came to Atlanta, and shortly afer
was settled in with 101 Concepts as the sous chef of the original Food 101. His many years with them prepared him for this
next phase of his restaurant career as Executive Chef and Owner of Rosebud and Te Family Dog. Although the kitchen is the
foundation of this passion, Ron has always been intrigued by restaurant operation and its ever evolving culture.
2 P.M.
EMILY MYERS - Founded Emily Gs out of a true labor of love, which through hobby and happenstance became an award
winning specialty food business. Emily lef her career as a counselor in the mid 2000s to pursue her dream of becoming a chef.
While studying at the Midwest Culinary Institute in Cincinnati she apprenticed at the Mt. Adams Fish House and worked as sous
chef at Chokolate Morel in Mason, Ohio. Emily Gs started as a simple playdate. Emily Myers and her neighbor took their preschool
children strawberry picking at Washington Farms in April of 2008. Afer picking more than they could eat, they made their frst
batch of strawberry jam. Afer sharing it with family and friends, the requests for more started rolling in. Now Emily Gs jams can
be found in farmers markets, online, and in retail locations nationwide. She continues to teach classes at Cooks Warehouse in
Atlanta, and her class, Cooking 101, was recently featured on CNN.com. Emily Gs has grown from its humble beginning of selling
four jam favors at a farmers market; to currently selling 18 jam favors, sauces and relish. Te jams have been praised everywhere
from Bon Apptit to the Wall Street Journal. Most recently, Myers won a sof Silver Finalist award for her Tree Pepper relish.
House A. 2561 Bohler Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
House B. 1594 Friar Tuck Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Day One Events - Tour Of Kitchens
10:45 A.M.
ADAM WALLER, EXECUTIVE CHEF BOCADO - Te Marietta native opened Cuerno
restaurant in Midtown for Riccardo Ullio, who then moved him to run the kitchen at Sotto Sotto in
Inman Park. He has also cooked at Abattoir and served as Chef de Cuisine at STG Trattoria in Buck-
head. Adam now serves as Executive Chef at West Midtowns BOCADO
11:30 A.M.
JOSH HOPKINS, EXECUTIVE CHEF STG TRATTORIA - Josh Hopkins: A self-taught Chef frst working in Charleston,
SC at both Slightly North of Broad and High Cotton, Josh relocated to Atlanta to cook under Anne Quatrano at Star Provisions
Bacchanalia. Soon afer, he opened Bacchanalias sister restaurant Abattoir, serving as Executive Chef, where he was lauded for his
meat-centric whole animal style of cooking. Josh now holds the Executive Chef position at STG Trattoria.
12:30 P.M.
JONATHAN St. HILAIRE, EXECUTIVE CHEF THE LAWRENCE GROUP - Classically trained at the French
Culinary Institute, St. Hilaire began his career in New York Citys fnest restaurants. Afer moving to Atlanta, St. Hilaire
has worked at award winning kitchens such as Canoe, Spice, Te Four Seasons Hotel, Woodfre Grill and Bakeshop. Once
named Best New American Chef in Atlanta by Bon Appetit, St. Hilaire is best known as one of Atlantas premiere pastry
chefs. His recent appointment at Te Lawrence marks his return to savory cooking for the frst time in over a decade.
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NOON
SARA KOOB, PASTRY CHEF - Acquired her culinary interest from her kitchen-savvy grandmothers. A native of Dayton, Ohio, she
delved into the industry and attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. It was during her formal education
that she developed a passion for pastry. She was fascinated with the scientifc nature of the feld, and her success was based on both
passion and perfectionism. Originally the executive pastry chef at Canoe from 1998-2004, Sara became accustomed to the restaurants
high standards and truly unique dining experience before relocating to Ohio to create her own catering business, Something Special
Cuisine LLC. Returning to Canoe in July 2011, Chef Koob assists in developing current and regionally relevant dessert items for the
menu while creating breads to complement and complete main dishes and appetizers. With true expertise and attention to precise details
she prepares beautiful and delicious desserts and fresh breads that create a well-rounded fnish to every meal.
1:30 P.M.
ROBERT GERSTENECKER, EXECUTIVE CHEF - A 19-year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Robert Gerste-
necker joined Park 75 as executive chef in 2004, which was his culinary dream come true. A former executive sous chef at Four
Seasons Atlanta from 1998-2002, he helped open Park 75 and played an instrumental role in developing the menu. Afer four years
in Atlanta, he moved to Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and mastered the use of tropical ingredients and cooking with seafood. In
between, he also worked in Hong Kong as the chef at Quo Quo, which he helped open and developed a French menu using Asian
ingredients. A native of Ontario, he gained an appreciation for food from his mother. One of his favorite pastimes is planting and
harvesting his own crops. In fact, Robert created a garden and bee apiary on the hotels ffh-foor terrace, and he incorporates his
roofop produce into the menu. He is thrilled to be living his dream as an executive Chef.
3 P.M.
BARBARA ONEILL, OWNER - Worked for a New York law frm as the director of information systems until she and her husband
moved to Atlanta in 1996. In order to spend time with her young son, she did not return to work but rather served as a full-time volunteer
providing computer support to the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. In this role, she was responsible for the rapid expan-
sion of technology resources available at the shelter. Te inspiration for her cookie business came in 2005 afer reading a magazine article
about three women who had lef their careers and opened cookie businesses. She had the valuable baking skills from spending hours in
the kitchen with her mom and she uses those skills today to create the wonderful cookies and treats produced daily at Te Cookie Studio.
Combining her passion for baking with her commitment to the shelter, she has built a business that produces award-winning treats while
also providing ongoing fnancial support to the shelter.
2:30 P.M.
DAVID GROSS, EXECUTIVE CHEF COOK HALL - Bringing years of culinary excellence and a reputation as one of Atlantas most
celebrated chefs, David Gross helms the kitchen at Cook Hall. Gross impressive culinary career began shortly afer his graduation from the
Culinary Institute of America when he became sous chef at the Atlanta Ritz-Carlton. He would go on to hone his skills in the kitchens of many of
Atlantas fnest restaurants including City Grill, Pricci, Bluepoint, Horizon, Blue Ridge Grill and Bones Restaurant.
House C. 1094 Berkshire Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 - An Atlanta institution since 1948, Charles
Willis has proudly served threegenerations of brides with its fne china, crystal, invitations and gifs. Tey ofer over 400 china patterns from the
fnest manufacturers in the world, assuring that todays brides will fnd the perfect pattern. Teir bridal registry has expanded nationwide via the
website,www.charleswillis.com. Visit CharlesWillis in the heart of Buckhead at 465 East Paces Ferry Road or telephone 404-233-9487.
House D. 1779 Homestead Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 - JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ATLANTA COOKBOOK SALES
House E. 1739 East Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
11A.M.
LAURA RODGERS, CHEF CAROLE PARKS CATERING - Under the expertise of Chef Laura Rogers, CPC pre-
pares foods from many regions of the world, from Classical French to Southern Barbeque. Tey are as skilled as they are fex-
ible, doing something as fun and simple as a Mini Slider Station to a dish as colorful and exotic as traditional Paella amidst a
Rainforest Table Scape. We can do some unique small plates as well as amazing entrees, Rogers says. Tey feed your eyes
as well as your appetite.
1 P.M.
WILL AND LAURIE MOORE - In 1998 Will and Laurie Moore started growing specialty
produce for Atlanta chefs. Teir farm business has grown into an innovative marketing group
delivering fresh local and organic food to Atlantas chefs with their Moore Farms and Friends Online
Market. Voted Best CSA 2010 and 2011 Creative Loafng Magazine and Top 10 Online Markets in
the US by babble.com.
2-4 P.M
DOVE CHOCOLATE DISCOVERIES - Is the premium line of dove chocolates, backed by Mars, Inc. Allow our Independent Chocolatiers to introduce
you to our 5 product lines since they are exclusive to us. We ofer gourmet food, a full line of drinks, a new healthy line, specialty candies and of course a fantastic
business opportunity. Chocolate is the new social network so contact Melissa Pelfrey to schedule a Tasting Party for the most delicious try before you buy
experience.
House F. 2197 Lebaron Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 - No event planned
House G. 1902 North Akin Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
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Starting from Junior League Headquarters
3154 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327-1555 US
1. Start out going southeast on Northside Pky NW/US-41/GA-3 toward Rilman Rd. NW.
(go 0.25 miles)
2. Turn slight right.
(go 0.02 miles)
3. Turn right onto Moores Mill Rd NW.
(go 1.13 miles)
4. Turn lef onto W Wesley Rd NW.
(go 0.17 miles)
5. Take the 1st right onto Bohler Rd NW.
(go 0.34 miles)
6. 2561 BOHLER RD NW is on the lef.
ESTIMATED TIME: 4 minutes DISTANCE: 1.92 miles
A) 2561 Bohler Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
1. Start out going south on Bohler Rd NW toward Hanover West Dr NW.
(go 0.8 miles)
2. Turn slight lef onto Defoors Ferry Rd NW.
(go 0.26 miles)
3. Turn lef onto Collier Rd NW.
(go 2.03 miles)
4. Turn right onto Peachtree Rd NW/Peachtree Rd NE
(go 0.83 miles)
5. Turn lef onto Beverly Rd NE
.(go 0.51 miles)
6. Turn lef onto Friar Tuck Rd NE.
(go 0.1 miles)
7. 1594 FRIAR TUCK RD NE is on the lef.
ESTIMATED TIME: 12 minutes | DISTANCE: 4.53 miles
B) 1594 Friar Tuck Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
1. Start out going south on Friar Tuck Rd NE toward Beverly Rd NE.
(go 0.1 miles)
2. Turn lef onto Beverly Rd NE.
(go 0.07 miles)
3. Turn lef onto Montgomery Ferry Dr NE.
(go 0.04 miles)
4. Turn slight right onto Beverly Rd NE.
(go 0.16 miles)
5. Turn right onto Avery Dr NE
(go 0.26 miles)
6. Turn lef onto Piedmont Ave NE.
(go 0.39 miles)
7. Turn slight right onto E Morningside Dr NE
(go 0.54 miles)
8. E Morningside Dr NE becomes E Rock Springs Rd NE.
(go 0.4 miles)
9. Turn lef onto E. Sussex Rd.
(go 0.14 miles)
10. Turn slight right onto Berkshire Rd NE.
(go 0.07 miles)
11. 1094 BERKSHIRE RD NE is on the lef.
ESTIMATED TIME: 6 minutes DISTANCE: 2.17 miles
C) 1094 Berkshire Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
1. Start out going southeast on Berkshire Rd NE toward Lenox Rd NE.
(go 0.11 miles)
2. Turn right onto Lenox Rd NE.
(go 0.02 miles)
3. Take the 1st lef onto Johnson Rd NE.
(go 0.13 miles)
4. Take the 1st lef onto Homestead Ave NE.
(go 0.32 miles)
5. 1779 HOMESTEAD AVE NE is on the right.
ESTIMATED TIME: 2 minutes DISTANCE: 0.58 miles
D) 1779 Homestead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
1. Start out going south on Homestead Ave NE toward Meadowdale Ave NE.
(go 0.32 miles)
2. Turn right onto Johnson Rd NE.
(go 0.17 miles)
3. Turn lef onto E Rock Springs Rd NE.
(go 0.81 miles)
4. Turn lef onto N Decatur Rd NE. Pass through 1 roundabout.
(go 0.84 miles)
5. Enter next roundabout and take the 1st exit onto Oxford Rd NE.
(go 0.17 miles)
6. Turn right onto Clifon Rd NE.
(go 0.19 miles)
7. Take the 1st lef onto E Clifon Rd NE.
(go 0.21 miles)
8. 1739 E CLIFTON RD NE is on the lef.
ESTIMATED TIME: 7 minutes DISTANCE: 2.71 miles
E) 1739 E Clifon Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
1. Start out going west on E Clifon Rd NE toward Clifon Rd NE.
(go 0.21 miles)
2. Turn right onto Clifon Rd NE.
(go 0.47 miles)
3. Take the 2nd right onto N Decatur Rd NE
(go 0.93 miles)
4. Turn lef onto Clairmont Rd NE/US-23/GA-155
(go 3.55 miles)
5. Turn right onto Briarclif Rd NE.
(go 0.54 miles)
6. Turn slight right onto Crestline Dr NE.
(go 0.27 miles)
7. Take the 3rd right onto LebaronDr NE
(go 0.09 miles)
8. 2197 LEBARON DR NE is on the lef.
ESTIMATED TIME: 14 minutes DISTANCE: 6.06 miles
F) 2197 Lebaron Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
1. Start out going northeast on LebaronDr NE toward Crestline Dr NE.
(go 0.09 miles)
2. Turn right onto Crestline Dr NE.
(go 0.56 miles)
3. Take the 3rd lef onto Oak Grove Rd NE.
(go 0.19 miles)
4. Take the 1st right onto Kirkland Dr NE.
(go 0.21 miles)
5. Turn lef onto N Akin Dr NE.
(go 0.06 miles)
6. 1902 N AKIN DR NE is on the lef.
ESTIMATED TIME: 3 minutes DISTANCE: 1.11 miles
G) 1902 N Akin Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30345


DRIVING DIRECTIONS
DAY ONE TOUR OF KITCHENS
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2561 Bohler Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
About the Kitchen
Tis classic architectural kitchen was designed by Sean McNeish of Morgan Creek and Beth Jones
of Summerour and Associates. Te house itself, designed by Keith Summerour with his usual
creative fair and built by Noah and Associates, sits in a wooded lot bordering a large equestrian
park. Both the unique location and the beautiful structure of the house, full of charming surprises
inside and out (one of the hallmarks of the architect), required a kitchen design that did not
disappoint. Te challenge was to devise a beautiful working kitchen in a tight location that was
at the heart of the home, opening into a large family room on one side, a formal living room on
another, and on a third side leading to a wet bar and dining room.
Te perimeter cabinets are painted in a hand-brushed enamel (Benjamin Moore Old Prarie), while
the island design is a custom gray wash over natural cypress devised by the cabinetmakers. A thick
oak island countertop by Morgan Creek echoes the wide oak plank fooring, while the leaded glass
cabinet doors carefully blend with the beautiful large windows over the sink. Cabinet knobs are in
patinated iron from Whitechapel, Ltd, selected by interior designer Liza Bryan.
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
ARCHITECT: Summerour and Associates,
www.summerour.net, 404.603.8585
BUILDER: Noah and Associates, www.noah-
andassociates.com, 404.347.3550
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Liza Bryan Interiors,
www.lizabryaninteriors.com, 404.848.0588
CABINETRY: Morgan Creek Cabinet Com-
pany, www.morgancreekcabinets.com,
770.975.9244
PERIMETER: Countertops: Honed Granite
by James Stack, www.jamesstack.com,
404.633.2122
ISLAND COUNTERTOP: Tick white oak
top by Morgan Creek Cabinet Company
FLOORING: Plank white oak foors from
Vintage Lumber, www.vintagelumbersales.
com, 706.538.0180
BACKSPLASH: Hand-made Ceramic Tile
from Renaissance Tile and Bath
HANDPAINTED TILES: Equipment of
Culture, www.eofc.com
APPLIANCES: Sewell Appliances
About the Designer
Morgan Creek Cabinet Company ofers a personal approach to high-end and luxury cabinets
of enduring beauty. For over 30 years our customers have enjoyed cabinetry that has the natural
elegance of objects carefully made by hand. We design and build cabinets for every room, always
suited to meet your needs and taste.
Whether the style is one of quite simplicity or elaborate ornament, our cabinetry is a sophisticated
balance of architectural design, fawless crafsmanship and carefully cultivated fnishes. All of our
cabinetry is designed and built in our own workshop from the fnest raw materials and hardware.
Our nearby design studio is located in a 19th century building in the heart of downtown Acworth. It
ofers designers, architects, and homeowners a showcase to explore our rich and varied collection of
many cabinet styles, architectural details, hardware, and fnishes. Come visit our design studio to see
how our cabinetry can help make your home a uniquely personal vision.
MCRCAN CRLLK

C A B ! N E T C O N P A N Y
Morgan Creek Cabinet Company Studio
4346 Southside Drive
Acworth, Georgia 30101
www.morgancreekcabinets.com
770-975-9244
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About the Designer
Since the late 1990s, Gary Dresser has been specializing in custom homes and renovations in the
Atlanta area. Gary and his team work closely with their clients to ensure that projects run smoothly and
that all of their needs are met. With keen attention to detail and a commitment to client satisfaction,
Gary has earned a reputation as the builder of choice in Atlantas Intown neighborhoods.
Tomas A. Caswell, C.K.D. Mr. Caswell, founded Brookwood Kitchens, Inc. in 1988, a native Atlantan
has been designing Kitchens for the past 32 years. Brookwood Kitchens, Inc. specializes in the design
and construction of kitchens and baths in metropolitan Atlanta, however their work can be found
as far north as Long Island, N.Y. and as far south as Duck Key, Florida. As is the case in this project
Brookwood Kitchens has collaborated with Atlantas fnest builders, architects and interior designers to
create kitchens and baths most only dream about and we will do it within your budget.
Brookwood Kitchens represents the fnest quality cabinetry ofering a wide range of budgets. Our
showroom is open to the public Monday- Friday and Saturday by appointment. Please visit our website
at brookwoodkitchensinc.com.
1594 Friar Tuck Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
About the Kitchen
When designing their new home, Brian and Nicola McCarthy knew that the kitchen
would be the most important room in the house. Tey wanted a true chef s kitchen
with plenty of room to work and top of the line appliances but which still felt warm
and cozy.
In stepped the design team of Julia Stainback-Hess of Stainback-Hess Studio, Tommy
Caswell of Brookwood Kitchens, Inc. and Gary Dresser of Dresser Homes. Working
together, the team created a very elegant, yet workable kitchen. Te centerpiece of
the kitchen is its large island which provides a generous workspace on one side and
seating for four on the other. Te most eye-catching feature of the island though is its
beautiful Calcutta Vaticano marble counters. An iron chandelier lights the two large
marble slabs that are bookmatched to create a gorgeous artistic efect. Te sink is
located in the center of the island allowing the cook to maintain casual conversations
while putting the fnal touches on the meal.
Behind the island is the cooking area with focal point being the Wolf Range. Above
the range is a custom designed stucco hood, inspired by the homes exterior veneer.
Te counters in this area are honed soapstone. To enhance the open feel of the
kitchen, there are open shelves fanking the hood, no upper cabinets, and the entire
backsplash wall is covered with limestone. Te slate stained cabinets are furniture
quality and embrace the soapstone counters and the limestone wall.
Adding to the coziness of the kitchen are the antique rough hewn timbers above and the chiseled edge hickory foors below. Te overall efect is
a kitchen which is suitable for the most demanding chef yet maintains a casual, inviting feel. Tis kitchen embodies the successful collaboration
of Builder, Architect, and Designer to create a truly elegant and functional kitchen.
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
ARCHITECT/DESIGNER: Stainback-Hess Studio
BUILDER: Dresser Homes
CABINETS: Brookwood Kitchens, Inc
APPLIANCES: Sewell Appliances
COUNTERTOPS: Bottega Stone and A&S Marble
installed by Petitt Stones
BACKSPLASH: Materials Marketing installed by Key
Tile, Inc.
PLUMBING FIXTURES: Ferguson Enterprises
FLOORING: Pope Flooring
404.724.4621
www.dresserhomes.com
gdresser@comcast.net
2140 Peachtree Road, NW
#310
Atlanta, GA 30309
www.brookwoodkitchensinc.com
404-355-7232
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1094 Berkshire Road NE, Atlanta GA 30306
About the Kitchen
Tis kitchen was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Annual
Kitchen Contest. Interlocking elements and contrasting textures are the core of this renovation.
Overlapping materials draw and guide you through the space and around the corners. Carved
out ceilings create a sense of space and height, and eliminate the ubiquitous can lights that
detract from most other kitchens. Ironically the dark cherry cabinets were installed by
HammerSmith in an earlier renovation (featured on the 2003 Junior League Tour of Kitchens!)
and were lef as a backdrop to frame the new kitchen. Te new owners wanted more light, more
drama and more connectivity with the pool. Te NanaWall creates a seamless transition and
blurs the line between inside and outside. White-on-white tile and cabinet textures play with
the natural light and create shadows of interest. Warm wood foors and dark accents contrast
with the stainless steel and cool marble to create a sense of warmth and comfort in the otherwise
sparse, modern envelope.
About the Designer
Featured in Elle Dcor and named ADACs Designer of the Year, HammerSmith is Atlantas top design
and renovation frm specializing in major whole-house renovations, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor
living. Eric Rothman, co-owner, studied architecture at Georgia Tech, and later attended Ecole des
Beaux-Arts in Paris. He joined HammerSmith in 1993 and has become one of the most respected
residential designers of our time.
HammerSmiths work has been featured in Better Homes, Fine HomeBuilding, Forbes, Renovation
Style, Southern Living, Atlanta Homes and the Wall Street Journal, as well as PBSs Te Inspired House,
CMTs Ultimate Home and Tis Old House. Visit their new website at www.hammersmith.net for additional press
coverage and an extensive portfolio of their work. For 21 years Warner McConaughey, founder and president, has
been a leader in the industry and has assured HammerSmith delivers exceptional client care. Experience their
holistic approach to creating a personal sanctuary where you interact with every room in your home every day.
Discover an intentional lifestyle that focuses on what is important to you kids, family, pets, entertaining,
tranquility, security. Its a choice. Its your choice. Live Brilliantly!
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
DESIGNER: HammerSmith, Inc
CONTRACTOR: HammerSmith. Inc
CABINETS: Wood Cabinet Design/HammerSmith
Custom
STAINLESS STEEL COUNTER AND INTEGRAL
SINK: Rite Made/HammerSmith Custom
HammerSmith Custom
CALACATTA MARBLE COUNTER: Stone Pros/
Atlanta Kitchen
APPLIANCES: Miele integrated and Sub Zero
integrated.
FAUCET: Newform Forma: Chrome
PULLS: Matthew Quinn Collection: Chrome
BACKSPLASH TILE: Andy Blick / Custom / Ann
Sacks
WALL OPENING: NanaWall Doors / Custom
CHANDELIER: Switch Modern
HammerSmith, Inc
807 Church Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
www.hammersmith.net
404-377-1021
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1779 Homestead Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
About the Kitchen
Te owners of this charming cottage in the Morningside area were looking for a home that they could renovate
to create intimate yet functional living spaces. Tey fell in love with this 1940s home based on its great curb
appeal and the ability to add a second foor for guest rooms. Michael Bell of Bell Cabinetry and Design Studio
collaborated with the homeowners to create a small yet professional kitchen that seamlessly integrated into
their primary living spaces.
Te simple elegance of this eternally classic kitchen combines the clean lines of fush-inset
cabinetry with marble countertops, highlighting a dramatic wall of Tuileries Arabesque tile. Te
kitchen is outftted with professional appliances combined with unique pullouts and storage solutions
throughout. Te wet bar and pantry extending of the kitchen provide an abundance of additional storage while
also serving as a staging area to the dining room.
One of the key design elements within the kitchen is the extra-large sliding glass doors reminiscent of an 18th
century butlers pantry. Te kitchen is anchored by a furniture-style island illuminated by unique pendants.
Te overall design encompassed functionality and aesthetics, allowing the homeowners to combine their
culinary passion with their joy for entertaining.
About the Designer
For over 25 years Bell Cabinetry has been designing and building hand-crafed cabinetry for homes
throughout Atlanta. Our cabinetry is built by skilled crafsmen at our facility in Alpharetta using only the
fnest woods and materials. In addition to kitchens, Bell also manufacturers cabinetry for baths, closets,
entertainment centers, libraries, and pub bars. From our showroom, clients can view Bells talented
woodcrafers and our hand-built manufacturing process in person.
With the addition of our design studio, Bell Cabinetry continues to grow through a commitment to
understanding peoples everyday needs and requirements. Trough our talented team of designers, Bell transforms inspirations into reality
utilizing premium products built to withstand use and time. In addition to our custom cabinetry, Bell also ofers custom closets and Wellborn
Cabinets along with an extensive line of professional appliances including Viking, Sub-Zero, Wolf, Termador and Bosch.
We invite you to visit our design studio to view our manufacturing facility, experience the beauty and quality of our products, and meet with one
of our talented designers to create your dream kitchen.
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
DESIGNER: Michael Bell
CABINETRY: Bell Cabinetry
Signature Collection
APPLIANCES: Viking
COUNTERTOPS: Calacatta Gold from
Levantina & Crystal Marble
BACKSPLASH: Tuileries Arabeque by
Walker Zanger
FAUCETS: Jado and Rohl
HARDWARE: Schaub
1250 Alpha Dr.
Alpharetta, GA 30004
770.751.7861
www.bellcabinets.com
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1739 East Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
About the Kitchen
Living in beautiful historic Druid Hills doesnt always mean living with a fantastic kitchen. When the
homeowners purchased this classic 1920s brick two-story, the original kitchen was gone, replaced by a poorly
laid out, dark and cramped space. At the same time, the homeowners wanted to add a master suite, new family
room and access to the beautifully landscaped yard. All was accomplished as part of a major addition and
renovation while adhering to strict style constraints aimed to protect the historic character of the home and
neighborhood.
Renewal Design-Builds program focused on creating a large, open kitchen where family and friends had room
to gather, cook and socialize. By enlarging the kitchen for the work areas and island, additional space was
created at the rear of the house for a brightly lit breakfast area. Te kitchen has wide access to a new adjoining
family room and the original formal dining room.
Design details of this award-winning kitchen were inspired by the homes classic architecture. Te rich custom
cherry cabinets with a raised panel door contrast with the bright Kashmir white granite countertops and
glamorous crackle and glass tile backsplash. Functional elements like the new mudroom, generous pantry and
beverage center allow the cook to work independently from the fow of life moving in and out of the space.
About the Designer
Renewal Design-Build is an award-winning, full-service design-build remodeler ofering turnkey
solutions from design concept to move-in for major renovations, additions, kitchens, baths,
decks, porches, and curb appeal projects. We bring renewal to Atlantas fnest old homes, Crafsman
bungalows, classic ranch homes and every kind of residence in between.
When you work with Renewal, you beneft from an in-house team that fts all the pieces of your
renovation together. From designs and fnish selections, to permits and historical approvals, we make
every aspect of your renovation easy, straightforward, and beautiful.
A consistent Top Five Residential Remodeler, ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, we are
recognized nationally and locally for our beautiful designs, crafsmanship, and high business
standards.
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
KITCHEN DESIGN: Renewal Design-Build
CABINETRY: Custom cabinets from Timberland
Cabinetry
COUNTERTOPS: Kashmir White Granite from
Inman Park Marble & Granite Inc.
BACKSPLASH TILE: Moda Floors and Interiors
Haven Dew Tile with Crackle Finish
Lunada Bay Japonaise Tile in Beach Forest natural
glass
ACCENT BORDER: Mosman Liner tile, pewter
FLOORING: Moda Floors and Interiors
WINDOWS: Pella
DOORS & MOULDING: Randall Brothers
PLUMBING FIXTURES: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen &
Lighting Galleries
FAUCET: Delta Leland Collection
INSULATION: Woodman Insulation
COOKTOP: KitchenAid
WALL OVEN: KitchenAid
REFRIGERATOR: KitchenAid
124 S. Columbia Dr.
Decatur, GA 30030
404.378.6962
www.RenewalDesignBuild.com
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About the Kitchen
Set among the treetops overlooking a ravine, this major remodel of an existing 1960s home shows what can
be done with the ubiquitous ranch house. Te original kitchen had never been improved, was cramped,
isolated from the living areas and totally cut of from the spectacular view. Axios expanded the kitchen,
raised the ceiling with linear clerestory windows for natural light and made it fow with the rest of the home.
Te core of the kitchen is a circular center island and circular breakfast table. Te perimeter is a
combination of full height cabinets and appliances to create a working wall, a combination of cabinets and
counters for cooking and food prep and fnally the large view windows surrounding the eat-in booth. Te
clerestory windows provide balanced natural light deep into the kitchen. Te raised ceiling uses a simple
layered sheetrock detail that culminates in the display niche at the clerestory level.
Stained mahogany provides a warm, furniture grade atmosphere to the space. Te custom eat-in table,
also designed by Axios, is made from the same mahogany. Te warm wood is complemented by the cool
blues of the backsplash tile and light fxtures. A compact, but hard working drop zone at the rear door
makes a gracious daily entrance from the carport. It also provides a locker space for each family member,
appropriate charging stations and a bench for getting shoes of the feet before dirt comes into the house.
Te drop zone also doubles as a butlers pantry between the kitchen and dining room, with glass front
cabinets and a highlighted display niche. Careful attention to detail makes what might be a utilitarian space
an elegant daily entry for the homeowners.
About the Designer
AXIOS ARCHITECTURE is focused on creating warm, modern, livable homes. We specialize in solving
design problems in imaginative ways.ways in which the homeowner never dreamed possible. Principal
Steve Robinson has 25+ years of experience; his work has received several AIA design awards, been pub-
lished in Fine Homebuilding, Atlanta Magazine Home, Atlanta Home Improvement and two of the Not
So Big House books by Sarah Susanka. His personal home was included in the inaugural Modern Atlanta
home tour. Our attention to detail is matched only by our attention to beauty and design that provides
elegance for daily living.
HR CONSTRUCTION specializes in remodeling, residential and commercial construction in the greater
Atlanta metro Area. Our company was founded in Atlanta by Chris Jones who has more than two decades
in construction, management and customer service. Believing strongly in the team approach, we work
closely with homeowners, architects, and designers to embrace subtle details, and bring plans and dreams
to life. We have a commitment to details, working within a team, and staying true to the design while
maintaining customer relationships. We turn houses and dreams . . . into homes.
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
COUNTERTOPS & FIREPLACE: GA Granite Inc.
www.gagranite.com
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Bray Electrical Services
www.brayelectricalservices.com
CABINETRY & MILLWORK: Ryan Mathern Custom
Furniture. www.ryanmathern.com
2218 Lebaron Drive NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30345
404/636-0611
www.axiosarchitecture.com
675 Metropolitan Parkway
Suite 209
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-451-9500
www.hrconstruction.biz
2197 Lebaron Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
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About the Kitchen
Tis large scale kitchen, combines traditional elegance with pure functionality. Tis family enjoys
cooking and entertaining, so it was critical to create multiple workstations. To achieve this, two
islands were used to balance the space, while keeping a central line front the hood, through the
kitchen to the living room freplace. Te perimeter cabinets and outer island are built out of rich
cherry, while the central island is painted a creamy white with pull-down glaze. Te long back wall,
features a decorative wood hood and is balanced by tower style cabinets showcasing large glass
doors with a custom mullion pattern.
About the Designer
Partnering as they do on many projects, Dovetail Homes and L Kae Interiors collaborated on this
new construction project, where they could share their passion for design and building. With
Dovetail homes providing the custom build service and L Kae Interiors leading on the design, the
team was able to present the homeowner with outstanding customer service and build knowledge
from start to fnish.
Dovetail Homes has over 55 years of building and construction management experience and hun-
dreds of construction projects completed. Tey are committed to keeping its promises, operating
with transparency, and bringing their clients vision to life. L Kae Interiors was established in 2009
and is known for working to combine design elements that meld interiors and exteriors to refect
the architectural quality a home deserves.
om
1934 B North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30319
www.dovetailhomes.com
404.228.9267 of ce
678.799.8489 fax
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
BUILDER: Dovetail Homes
www.dovetailhomes.com
DESIGNER: L Kae Interiors, Inc,
www.lkaeinteriors.com
CABINETS: Bell Cabinetry
www.bellcabinets.com
COUNTERTOPS AND BACKSPLASH:
Walker Zanger, www.walkerzanger.com
LIGHTING: Masterpiece Lighting
www.masterpiecelighting.com
1902 N Akin Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Day Two Events - Tour Of Kitchens
House G. 9 West Park Court NW, Atlanta, GA 30345
11 A.M.
CASSANDRA INGRAM - While living in New York City and working in Marketing for a Fortune 100 company, Cassandra
found herself frequenting local independent cofeehouses. Tese cofeehouses served the typical beverages, but were also
great gathering places and an escape from the daily grind. Her desire to create a place for people to gather and passion for
entrepreneurship were the inspiration for Urban Grind Cofeehouse. Afer working in Supply Chain Management, Cassandra
obtained an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, and reinvented herself as a Marketer. She continues to work in the
corporate sector as a Marketing Professional while doubling as an Entrepreneur. She created a neighborhood-gathering place,
an escape from the usual grind, where you can get great cofee, tea, pastries and desserts in a warm and inviting environment
that feels like home.
2 P.M.
WILL AND LAURIE MOORE - In 1998 Will and Laurie Moore started growing specialty produce for Atlanta chefs. Teir farm business has grown into
an innovative marketing group delivering fresh local and organic food to Atlantas with their Moore Farms and Friends Online Market. Voted Best CSA 2010
and 2011 Creative Loafng Magazine and Top 10 Online Markets in the US by babble.com.

NOON
VIRGINIA WILLIS, CHEF & AUTHOR - Virginia Willis has cooked with Julia Child, prepared lunch for President Clinton, and
catered for Jane Fonda. She began her culinary career tossing pizzas in college, has foraged for wild herbs in the Alps, made mustard
in Dijon, crushed olives in California, and harvested capers in Sicily. Her frst job in a professional kitchen was as an apprentice for
Nathalie Duprees cooking show on PBS. She has produced over 1,000 TV episodes with Martha Stewart, Bobby Flay, and Epicurious.
Her critically acclaimed book, Bon Apptit, Yall: Recipes and Stories from Tree Generations of Southern Cooking was rated 2008s #1
comfort food book by the Chicago Tribune. Her latest book, Basic to Brilliant Yall: 150 Refned Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress
Tem Up for Company was named one of 2011s best cookbooks by FOX News. She was an editor for Te All-New Joy of Cooking
and author of Pasta Dinners 1,2,3. She owns My Southern PantryTM, a specialty artisan food line featuring heirloom organic grits,
cornmeal, smoked salts, and spices. Learn more at www.virginiawillis.com.

12:30 P.M.
TOM McEACHERN, EXECUTIVE CHEF AND PARTNER - As Executive Chef Partner of Te Capital Grille
in Dunwoody, Tom McEachern brings over 20 years of experience with him. McEachern was previously the Executive
Chef at 1848 House Restaurant, Executive Chef at Te Horseradish Grill, and most recently the Corporate Executive
Chef of Rays Restaurants Chef McEachern draws inspiration from local ingredients to create unique daily specials and
seasonal menu features.
Te Capital Grille, which is nationally known for its dry-aged, hand-carved beef selections and extensive, award-winning wine list, is routinely recognized by
Wine Spectator magazine, among others. In addition, Te Capital Grille received the American Culinary Federations Achievement of Excellence Award. Te
restaurant prides itself on ofering professional, attentive service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Chef McEachern credits Te Capital Grilles reputation
to its blend of menu classics and fresh twists on appetizers and sides.
2:30 P.M.
DAVID WALLER, DIRECTOR - Afer cooking for NBC executives and news anchors, Guess Jeans models and photogra-
phers, and guests at HF Bar Ranch in Bufalo, Wyoming, David has the experience to handle any situation at Sol Catering. Born
in Tampa, he cooked at home and worked in restaurants as a teenager. Encouraged by his love for the industry and natural skill,
he graduated with a culinary arts degree from Johnson and Wales University in Charleston. David frst became involved with
the Taqueria del Sol organization in 1994 while working at Sundown Caf. In 1998, he and his wife headed west, taking a chef
position at Mark Millers Coyote Caf in Santa Fe and the catering company used by NBC for the 2002 Winter Olympics in
Salt Lake City. He still remembers exactly how Ahmad Rashad likes his salmon cooked. Keeping in touch with Taqueria del Sol
CEO, Mike Klank, he returned to Atlanta and Taqueria del Sol in 2002. As director of Sol Catering, he manages and cooks for
of-site and catering events, so the restaurants can focus on their in-house guest.
House H. 4590 Millbrook Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
House F. 516 Danube Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 - No Event Planned
House I. 915 Reds Ridge Court NW, Atlanta, GA 30329
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1 P.M.
DAN LATHAM Our chef of Farm Burger Buckhead and company culinary director. Dan comes from farming families of
Mississippi and the Ozarks, and is known best around Atlanta for Moto Bene, his seasonally-sourced mobile pizza oven. He cut
his culinary teeth working with Mario Batali in New York for many years with various operations including Po, Te Food Network
and Studio del Gusto of Italian Wine Merchants, out of which he produced Babbos charcuterie program. Afer New York, he
opened his own spot in Oxford Mississippi, L&Ms Kitchen & Salumeria as well as Pancetta Ranch, a small custom butcher shop to
compliment, for which he earned a James Beard Nomination for Best Chef South. He most recently has been working as a
consultant in sustainable meat sourcing and restaurant operations for clients such as Jim N Nicks BBQ, the Eat Real Festival of
Oakland and Los Angeles, and Burger Up of Nashville.
1:30 P.M.
KIMMIE WILLIS - Has had a fair for Southern cooking her entire life, whether it was growing up in Memphis, TN,
cooking at OCharleys at 15 or receiving instruction at Te Art Institute in NYC. Kimmie is a mostly self-taught talent. In
2010, Chef Kimmie began working as a live-in chef for legendary Memphis rapper Lil Wyte of Hypnotized Minds, touring with
his Wyte Music Records label as well. It was during this time Kimmie received attention from Foxs hit reality TV program
Hells Kitchen starring the fery Gordon Ramsay. Afer submitting her replies and passing a series of interviews, Chef Kimmie
fnally received the call to begin flming the 10th season of Hells Kitchen. Filming ended July 2011, however, it wouldnt air
until June 2012, creating almost an entire year of anticipation. Chef Kimmie has been getting rave reviews from around
the world as viewers have watched her learn how to make 5-star food, butcher down an entire cow- not. As for her next step afer Hells Kitchen, Chef
Kimmie has her sights set on the Lil Bitz catering company she will be starting with her fanc Robert in addition to future travels
and learning new cuisine. Te sky is the limit for Chef Kimmie and her Southern charm in the kitchen. Follow her on Twitter @Chef_Kimmie_HK
and watch her rise to culinary greatness!
3 P.M.
LOUIS SPOST, EXECUTIVE CHEF, HILTON ATLANTA - A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America,
Louis Spost has had over twenty years of experience as part of some of the fnest hospitality programs in the United
States. As the executive chef of the Hilton Atlanta, it is his commitment to excellence in gourmet cuisine combined with
an administrative policy that encourages creativity and innovation that has allowed chef Spost to keep the Hilton at the
forefront of the dynamic Atlanta culinary scene throughout his 15 year tenure with the hotel.
OLIVIER DE BUSSCHERE, EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF - Originally from Antwerp, Belgium, chef de cuisine Olivier De Busschere honed his
skills at Ter Groene Poorte in Bruges and Ter Duinen in Koksijde before receiving a culinary masters degree from ACEBE in Antwerp. During his
culinary education at ACEBE, he apprenticed under Chef Harry Van Rooij and Chef Ivo Van Geel at de Kleiene Barreel, Antwerp. Upon completion of
his training, De Busschere became chef de partie and then chef de rottisseur at de Kleine Bareel before leaving to pursue a sous chef opportunity at Brass-
chaat Country Club in Brasschaat, Belgium, where he worked with chef Eric Willekens. Under the watchful eye of these masterful chefs, De Busschere
developed several of the techniques for which he is known today as well as a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary cuisine.

11:30 A.M.
EDWIN MOLINA, CHEF - Chef Edwin Molinas career was inspired by his moms traditional Mexican cooking. He
helped his mom make tamales and menudo during special occasions. Preparing traditional Mexican dinners such as
Chicken Mole, and Pablano enchiladas on a nightly bases helped form his passion and love for food and feeding those
you love. He worked at Te Roman Oven Pizzeria in Americus, GA where he learned the basics of on the line cooking.
Aferwards, he pursued an education at Le Cordon Bleu of Atlanta. He has worked under Executive Chef Terry Dwyer of
Divan, and Executive Chef Mac Lynch at Roys in Atlanta. Te Iberian Pig taught him the beauty of Spanish cuisine where
he landed his frst Sous Chef Position at the age of 19. He went onto Te Castellucci Hospitality Group where he was named
Executive Sous Chef of Double Zero Napoletana and became the Head Pizziaol.
4 P.M.
MATTHEW MURPHY, EXECUTIVE CHEF AND CO-OWNER - With more than twenty years of restaurant
indutry experience, Tree Blind Mice executive chef Matthew Murphy demonstrates hisutilization of the highest quality
and freshest ingredients available in his seasonally inspired culinary creations. A former chef at New York Citys Le Cirque
2000, Murphy studied throughout Europe at LAuberge Bretonne under Jacques Torel and at Apicius in Paris. His extensive
culinary background is translated on the menu through classic French infuences evident in his locally and regionally in-
spired dishes. In addition to running the kitchen and designing the menus, Murphy also creates and develops the restaurants
beverage program.
House J. 11 Leighton Court NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
House K. 435 Cameron Valley Court NW, Atlanta, GA 30328
House L. 8870 Torrington Drive, Roswell, GA 30076
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS
DAY TWO TOUR OF KITCHENS
Starting from Junior League Headquarters
3154 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
1. Start out going southeast on Northside Pky NW/US-41/GA-3 toward Rilman
Rd NW. (go 0.28 miles)
2. Turn slight lef onto Moores Mill Rd NW.
(go 0.62 miles)
3. Turn lef onto Northside Dr NW.
(go 1.13 miles)
4. Turn right onto Blackland Rd NW.
(go 0.77 miles)
5. Turn slight lef onto Putnam Dr NW.
(go 0.24 miles)
6. Turn right onto Powers Ferry Rd NW.
(go 0.33 miles)
7. Turn sharp lef onto Roswell Rd NE/US-19/GA-9.
(go 0.66 miles)
8. Turn right onto Lakemoore Dr NE.
(go 0.49 miles)
9. Turn sharp lef onto Wieuca Rd NE.
(go 0.12 miles)
10. Take the 2nd right onto Danube Rd NE.
(go 0.11 miles)
11. 516 Danube RD NE is on the lef.
ESTIMATED TIME: 11 minutes DISTANCE: 4.75 miles
F) 516 Danube Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
1. Start out going west on Danube Rd NE toward Wieuca Rd NE.
(go 0.15 miles)
2. Turn lef onto Wieuca Rd NE.
(go 0.12 miles)
3. Turn sharp right onto LakemooreDr NE.
(go 0.49 miles)
4. Turn lef onto US-19/GA-9/Roswell Rd NE.
(go 0.66 miles)
5. Turn sharp right onto Powers Ferry Rd NW.
(go 0.49 miles)
6. Turn lef onto W Park Ct NW.
(go 0.02 miles)
7. 9 W PARK CT NW is on the lef.
ESTIMATED TIME: 5 minutes DISTANCE: 1.93 miles
G) 9 W Park Ct NW, Atlanta, GA 30342
1. Start out going east on W Park Ct NW toward Powers Ferry Rd NW.
(go 0.02 miles)
2. Turn lef onto Powers Ferry Rd NW.
(go 1.3 miles)
3. Turn lef onto Cochran Dr NW
(go 0.31 miles)
4. Take the 1st right onto E Conway Dr NW.
(go 0.24 miles)
5. Take the 2nd lef onto Millbrook Dr NW.
(go 0.02 miles)
6. 4590 MILLBROOK DR NW is on the lef.
ESTIMATED TIME: 4 minutes DISTANCE: 1.88 miles
H) 4590 Millbrook Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
1. Start out going northwest on Millbrook Dr NW toward Twin Springs Rd NW.
(go 0.35 miles)
2. Turn right onto Mt Paran Rd NW.
(go 0.47 miles)
3. Turn lef onto Powers Ferry Rd NW.
(go 1.63 miles)
4. Turn lef onto Reds Ridge Ct NW.
(go 0.01 miles)
5. 915 REDS RIDGE CT NW.
ESTIMATED TIME: 5 minutes DISTANCE: 2.46 miles
I) 915 Reds Ridge Ct NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
1. Start out going east on Reds Ridge Ct NW toward Powers Ferry Rd NW.
(go 0.01 miles)
2. Turn lef onto Powers Ferry Rd NW. (go 0.11 miles)
3. Powers Ferry Rd NW becomes Dupree Dr NW. (go 0.03 miles)
4. Turn lef onto Old Powers Ferry Rd NW.(go 0.3 miles)
5. Take the 2nd lef onto Leighton Ct NW. (go 0.07 miles)
6. 11 LEIGHTON CT NW is on the right.
ESTIMATED TIME: 2 minutes | DISTANCE: 0.53 miles
J) 11 Leighton Ct NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
1. Start out going north on Leighton Ct NW toward Old Powers Ferry Rd NW.
(go 0.07 miles)
2. Take the 1st lef onto Old Powers Ferry Rd NW.
(go 0.35 miles)
3. Take the 3rd right onto NorthsideDr NW.
(go 0.17 miles)
4. Turn slight right onto New NorthsideDr NW.
(go 0.46 miles)
5. Stay straight to go onto Interstate North Pky NW.
(go 0.17 miles)
6. Take the 1st right onto NorthsideDr NW.
(go 0.62 miles)
7. NorthsideDr NW becomes Heards Ferry Rd NW.
(go 0.52 miles)
8. Turn right onto Cameron Glen Dr NW.
(go 0.07 miles)
9. Take the 1st lef onto Cameron Ridge Dr NW.
(go 0.1 miles)
10. Take the 1st right onto Cameron Valley Ct NW.
(go 0.14 miles)
11. 435 CAMERON VALLEY CT NW.
ESTIMATED TIME: 6 minutes | DISTANCE: 2.65 miles
K) 435 Cameron Valley Ct NW, Atlanta, GA 30328
1. Start out going northeast on Cameron Valley Ct NW toward Cameron Ridge Dr
NW. (go 0.14 miles)
2. Turn lef onto Cameron Ridge Dr NW.
(go 0.1 miles)
3. Turn right onto Cameron Glen Dr NW.
(go 0.07 miles)
4. Turn right onto Heards Ferry Rd NW.
(go 1.25 miles)
5. Turn right onto Riverside Dr NW.
(go 0.28 miles)
6. Merge onto I-285 E/GA-407 E via the ramp on the lef.
(go 2.53 miles)
7. Merge onto US-19 N via EXIT 27 toward Cumming/Dahlonega.
(go 8.22 miles)
8. Merge onto Holcomb Bridge Rd/GA-140 E via EXIT 7A toward Norcross.
(go 2.8 miles)
9. Turn right onto Steeplechase Dr.
(go 0.86 miles)
10. Take the 2nd right onto River Clif Dr.
(go 0.21 miles)
11. Take the 1st right onto Chason Wood Way.
(go 0.12 miles)
12. Take the 2nd right onto Brayward Chas.
(go 0.05 miles)
13. Take the 1st right onto Torrington Dr.
(go 0.38 miles)
14. 8870 TORRINGTON DR is on the lef.
ESTIMATED TIME: 25 minutes DISTANCE: 17 miles
L) 8870 Torrington Dr, Roswell, GA 30076
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About the Kitchen
With a growing family, our client needed more room to enjoy family activities! Te solution was to add a
family room and master suite while enlarging the kitchen. Te original living room has now become their
large dining room and entrance foyer. Te result is an open foor plan connecting the new breakfast room,
family room and kitchen and providing terrifc views of the back yard.
Te new side entrance to the kitchen sports a mud room with cubbies and a dutch door. Te kitchen is
large and light with a tray ceiling. Dark oak foors fow from the kitchen through all of the family space
connecting it to the new family room with vaulted ceiling and freplace. Te new plan by architect Richard
Stevens transforms this ranch house by integrating interior and exterior space with the family room, covered
back porch and open patio. A large formal dining room provides the perfect space to enjoy family dinners
and large parties. Addition of a covered porch on the front of the home and painting the brick completes
the transformation.
White cabinets with stunning marble counter tops contrast with the dark, warm hardwood foors. Stainless
appliances accent the cabinetry for a beautiful cooking and entertaining center. Light stacked stone on the
freplace lends a contemporary fare to this classic home. Finally, and extraordinarily important to our busy
homeowners, the entire addition and renovation only took fve months to complete, from the day the water
was turned of in the old kitchen to the day the owners were cooking dinner in their new space.
About the Designer
Home Forge Remodeling brings a new perspective to an old industry. We are committed to bringing you the highest
quality workmanship while respecting your time and your home. Afer working with you to design your project, our
staf handles the ordering of all materials, oversees the delivery of all items before work begins in your home, and
remains fully engaged as the project moves to completion.
Traditional home additions can put a homeowner out of their house for an average of 8 to 10 months; Home Forges
team moves from demolition to completion in an average 5 months, making the experience much easier for you
to manage. Tis truly sets us apart as your remodeler of choice. Since our core crafspeople are full-time
employees rather than subcontractors, you are assured a conscientious group of people dedicated to your
project from start to fnish. Our approach allows Home Forge to deliver total quality work on a well-defned
and concise schedule. We are happy to put you in touch with our past clients so you can assess for yourself
these two key elements of our service. Home Forge can help you with your project, from single room
renovations all the way up to large home additions.
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
CABINETS: Pearl Custom Cabinets
CABINET KNOBS: Emtek in kitchen, by Top Knobs
in den
HARDWOOD FLOORING: Oak with ebony stain
BACKSPLASH TILE: Crossville Savoy Gloss White
SINK: Vigo
PENDANT LIGHTS: Clemson 8 Polished Nickel
from Restoration Hardware
APPLIANCES:
COOKTOP: Dacor 36 Renaissance Gas
OVEN: Kitchen Aid
MICROWAVE: Kitchen Aid 1.6 square foot
REFRIGERATOR: Kitchen Aid Architect II Series
with French Doors
MARBLE COUNTER TOP: Colorado Gold Vein
fabricated by Premier Surfaces
PAINT: Benjamin Moore:
KITCHEN: Cloud White
DEN: Cloud White with Classic Gray trim
DINING ROOM: Gray Cashmere
516 Danube Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
111 New Street, Suite A
Decatur, GA 30030
404-371-0102
www.homeforgeremodeling.com
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About the Kitchen
Te owners of this 1992 Chastain Park traditional home wanted to upgrade their outdated builder-
grade kitchen to a warm and beautiful open space to enjoy quality time with family and friends. Te
LEFKO design teams goal was to create a refned and inviting space that would emulate the owners
personalities and passion for entertaining.
Te oversized island with rounded overhang is the heart of the kitchen and has an open fow with the
family and breakfast rooms. Te KitchenCraf frameless Cherry cabinets feature an elegant dark glaze
fnish to enrich the panel profle. Te cabinets transition seamlessly into the 9 ceilings with matching
stained sof ts and crown molding that wrap around the breakfast room and butlers pantry.
While the 3x6 ivory tumbled marble backsplash provides a neutral and unassuming background, the
stunning Typhoon Bordeaux granite top takes center stage as the lead accent for this space.
9 West Park Ct NW, Atlanta, GA 30342
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: LEFKO
Renovations
CABINETS: Founders Kitchen & Bath
COUNTER TOPS: Premier Surfaces
BACKSPLASH TILE: Zumpano
Enterprises
APPLIANCES: KitchenAid
PLUMBING: Moen
PAINT: Emerald by Sherwin Williams
About the Designer
LEFKO is one of Atlantas most reputable design and build residential construction frms specializing in
high quality renovations, additions and custom homes.
Teir select team of talented design and construction professionals work meticulously to transform
kitchens, bathrooms, basements and entire homes into stunning and functionally remarkable living
spaces that are a refection of their clients dreams, lifestyle, taste and budget.
David and Marc Lefovits, LEFKOs co-founders and brothers, are Industrial Engineers from Georgia
Tech. Teir relentless focus on operational excellence is the driving force behind their company culture
to make each of their customers ecstatic. Teir distinctive 9 step methodology is designed to make their
customers experience as exceptional as the fnal product.
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4590 Millbrook Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
About the Kitchen
Tis fresh and transitional kitchen is tucked within a newly built dwelling featuring traditional Tudor and Arts
& Crafs infuences. Working with homeowner Sarah Bayman, who recently launched her own interior design
frm, the design team selected materials and fnishes that would harmonize with the soothing scheme of the
architecture. In classic Frank G. Neely Designs style, the room was executed in a monolithic stylea monotone
white fnish washing over ceiling beams, masterfully crafed cabinetry that soars all the way to the ceiling, a
custom-crafed vent hood, and intricate shadow lines that come alive as the light shifs from day to night.
Te continuity of these features is grounded by a border of leaded-glass accents along the ceiling,
bringing considerable warmth and luxuriousness to the room. Te same is true for the sleek metal picture
window fronting the sink, which adds a clean, contemporary accent to a traditional setting. A six-inch band of
gray-green granite on the island countertop frames a larger piece in the center to deliver a truly tailored look.
Te client selected all GE appliances in stainless steel, but several were concealed by custom panels that allow
them to disappear into the surrounding cabinetry. Te fooring is a wide-plank quarter sawn oak in a fnish
devised by builder Patrick Davey to ofer an antique look. Te interior designer/homeowners decisions were
just as hands-on. From the highly textured granite used on the backsplash and perimeter countertops to the
simple, yet high-contrast cabinet pulls, every element she chose harked back to the cohesive, comfortable, well-
scaled and well-lit whole designed by Frank Neely, and brought to beautiful life by Patrick Davey. Meet all of
these design professionals on your tour.
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Sarah Bayman
KITCHEN DESIGNER: Frank G. Neely
Designs
CONTRACTOR: Patrick Davey, Davey
Construction LLC
PROJECT MANAGER: Jim Basham, Davey
Construction LLC
APPLIANCES: Sewell Appliance, Jef
Watson - (404) 255-0640 7455 Trowbridge Rd
Sandy Springs GA 30328
REFRIGERATOR: and freezer-36 GE Built-in
DISHWASHER: GE Monogram Fully Inte-
grated Built-In Dishwasher
ICE MAKER: 15 Scotsman Brilliance Clear
Ice - Machine w/Gravity Style Drain
RANGE: 48 inch GE monogram professional
HOOD LINER: 46-3/8 Best Custom Hood
Liner with 1100cfm Best In-Line Ventilator
MICROWAVE DRAWER: 24 Sharp Micro-
wave Drawer
BEVERAGE CENTER: 24 Marvel Chateau
Series Under - Counter Beverage Center
CABINETS: E Vision Designs, Eric Rivas
(770) 317-5648 EVisionDesigns@yahoo.com
COUNTERTOPS: kitchen island, surround
cabinets, and backsplash Walker Zanger,
Rhonda Landgrebe 404-365-5310
FABRICATOR: Stone Professionals Inc.,
Mauricio Gomez (404) 351-3271
ISLAND TOP DESIGN: Sarah Bayman
BUTLERS PANTRY: Zinc- Jim Bradford,
(770) 315-0434
BAR TOP: Walnut- E Vision Designs, Eric
Rivas
IRON WINDOW: RG Iron Works
Rod Gibson (770) 605-3999
PLUMBING FIXTURES: Farm Sink - Rohl
4019 PDI, Ashley McCarley (404) 352-5003
1447 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 844
Atlanta, GA 30309
www.neelydesign.com
404-817-0807
2794 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
patrickdavey@me.com
404-256-1436
About the Designer
Award-winning custom home designer Frank G. Neely specializes in historically accurate custom homes,
contextual architecture and residential renovations for todays homeowners as much as those who
inherit them. Like his icons, Ivey and Crook, Neel Reid and Philip Shutze, Neely employs the rigor and
discipline of classical architectural concepts, proportion and scale in each of his historically accurate and
thoughtful homes. Afer earning a professional degree in architecture from Auburn University, he founded Neely
Design Associates in 1997, a frm located in Atlantas thriving Midtown Arts District, acclaimed for its work
throughout the United States and consistently honored by local, regional and national media.
Having founded Davey Construction in 1997, Patrick Davey uses his decades of experience to ensure
that every project entered into with architects, interior designers and clients is a seamless collaborative
experience marked by careful attention to detail. Te Atlanta-born-and-bred Davey received his BS in
Building Construction and Contracting from Georgia Southern University in 1994 and had careers in
restaurant construction and multi-family homes before returning to his roots in high-end residential
construction and renovation. Davey has collaborated with many of the premier architects and landscape
designers in Atlanta.
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915 Reds Ridge Court NW, Atlanta, GA 30329
About the Kitchen
Afer several years in China, the family relocated to Atlanta. Teir new home, built in 1988, had an
open foor plan but was ready for an upgrade. Given priority were the laundry room, pantry, and of
course, the kitchen. Although the kitchen had plenty of space, the L-shaped island ofered very little
storage and the cooktop lef little usable counter space.
DCD created a timeless design, using a classic raised panel door and a subtle yet sophisticated color
palette. Te reconfgured island is great for food prep, bufet serving, and bar seating. Te sink
nestles into a bay window, with lighted glass cabinets to the ceiling, which showcase collectables from
the familys travels. Moving the cooktop against the wall with a chimney-style wood hood created a
sculptural focal point while maintaining a clean line around the room. Te breakfast room was large
enough for a dry bar, again with glass cabinets for more collectables and barware.
About the Designer
For 40 years, DCD has created beautiful, distinctive and well-planned kitchens and baths for Atlantas
homeowners, builders and remodelers. Our ability to design and install cabinets and countertops to ft any
style, budget and size room has made us an industry leader. As part of Masco Cabinetry, we ofer cabinets
from Merillat Classic, Masterpiece, KrafMaid, QualityCabinets, Shiloh, and Crystal; as well as countertops in
granite, quartz, solid surface and wood.
Our strength is our expertise and dedication to providing great solutions for your home. Our goal is a
satisfed customer. Let us make your life easier and more enjoyable in a home you will be proud to share
with your family and friends. Visit our expansive showroom, explore our website, read our blog, and make
an appointment to meet with one of our talented designers. DCD will help you take your new space from
concept to reality.
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Michael Nanni
SUBCONTRACTOR: Diversifed Cabinet
Distributors
CABINETRY: Merillat Masterpiece Fairlane
Door Style;
Canvas Paint on Maple Perimeter and Willow
Paint on Maple Island
COUNTER TOPS: Giallo Napoleon Granite
BACKSPLASH: CremaMarfl
Subway Marble with Glass Mosaic Accent Panel
FAUCET & POT FILLER: Moen
HOT WATER DISPENSER: In-sink-erator
HARDWARE: Jefrey Alexander
FURNITURE: Ethan Allen
APPLIANCE SUPPLIER: Howard Payne
Company
REFRIGERATOR: Kitchenaid
DOUBLE OVEN: Kitchenaid
COOKTOP: Termador
HOOD: Merillat Masterpiece
MICROWAVE DRAWER: Sharp
WARMING DRAWER: Kitchenaid
DISHWASHER: Kitchenaid
WINE REFRIGERATOR: U-Line
Diversifed Cabinet Distributors
5250 Brook Hollow Parkway
Norcross, GA 30071
678-325-3600
www.DCDcabinets.com
Blog.DCDcabinets.com
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11 Leighton Court NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
About the Kitchen
Initially this kitchen renovation was supposed to be a replace and refresh, but once the design team
convinced the homeowners to remove one wall making the kitchen six feet longer, a dramatically diferent
kitchen was designed. Te two arched front yard facing windows were originally part of a narrow laundry
room. When the wall between the kitchen and laundry room was removed, the dramatic arched windows
bookended the 48 wide Wolf range and the bronze and limestone hood. Te over nine-foot island, topped
with black walnut, holds a microwave drawer, icemaker, mixer lif and refrigerated drink drawers among
other storage. Te original walk-in pantry was lef intact but is now disguised with antique mirrored panels
similar to those used to cover the Subzero and tall dish pantry. Reclaimed wood wall cupboards hang over
a custom server complete with charging station drawers for each of the three family members. Multiple
lighting scenes can be created with the combination of the three unique iron and linen pendants over the
island, three wall sconces and the new low voltage recessed cans. Borneo marble countertops with an antique
fnish on the perimeter were the perfect fnd to marry the homes color palette and the bronze and copper
fnishes of the hood, plumbing, lighting fxtures and decorative hardware. Painted cabinets and the glazed
ceramic backsplash tile provide a clean backdrop for all the diferent textures, colors, and sheens in this
impressive kitchen transformation.
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
KITCHEN DESIGN: Design Galleria Kitchen
and Bath Studio
CABINETRY: Downsview Kitchens
STONE COUNTERTOPS: Antiqued Borneo
Marble provided by Walker Zanger and fabri-
cated by Stone Professionals
WOOD COUNTERTOPS: Craf-Art
SCAGLIOLA HOOD: Francois and Co.
BACKSPLASH TILE: Walker Zanger
APPLIANCES: provided by Distinctive
Appliances-Rick Alexander
REFRIGERATION: Subzero
RANGE/WARMING DRAWER: Wolf
CUSTOM HOOD LINER: Vent-a-Hood
ICEMAKER: Scotsman
MICROWAVE: Sharp
DISHWASHER: Asko
SINK: Elkay
FAUCET: Kohler
SCONCES: Circa Lighting
About the Designer
Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio has been an innovative leader in the kitchen and bath industry
for over thirty years. Tis design frm of 20 talented professionals has created and installed award-winning
projects throughout the world and is one of the most published and celebrated in the industry. We create
kitchens and baths that are not simply objects to admire, but also stunning spaces that fow seamlessly into
your home, enhancing the enjoyment and function of your living spaces. Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath
Studio brings the feeling of luxury to everyday life activities.
Synonymous with timeless designs, unparalleled crafsmanship and commitment to an extraordinary client
experience, our talented design team has satisfed the most discriminating tastes since 1979 and will create
and implement the perfect design to achieve your desires. From the initial planning sessions to the fnishing
touches, each project is approached with a fresh enthusiasm and a unique vision for what is possible. Set apart
by our attention to detail and client inspired designs, we invite you to visit us on the Junior League Tour of
kitchens and at our website at www.designgalleria.net.
Design Galleria Kitchen
and Bath Studio
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE
Suite 234
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-261-0111
www.designgalleria.net
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435 Cameron Valley Court NW, Atlanta, GA 30328
About the Kitchen
Tis beautiful colonial-style residence has been originally owned
by the client for more than 20 years. When it became time to plan
key updates to improve the homes functionality and style, it was
the clients goal to maintain classic design elements integrated with
current trends. Te result of professional, meticulous planning is
an aesthetically-pleasing, useable space, well-suited to serve any
homeowners lifestyle.
Insidesigns superior value and design expertise proved to
be invaluable for the overall feel that the client envisioned.
Bisque-white painted custom cabinetry on the kitchen
perimeter paired with a rich, dark-stained central island, accented
with polished nickel hardware comprise the sumptuous fnish details.
Careful attention was given to the material selections, including
classic white marble counter tops, tumbled marble backsplash, and
professional-grade Viking appliances. A large, newly-constructed
window above the sink adds essential natural light throughout the
new space, while pendant lighting increases the kitchens elegance
and sparkle.
About the Designer
Insidesign serves Atlanta and the Southeast with a diverse product and service portfolio, including fne cabinetry, architectural mouldings and
doors, hardwood fooring, furnishings, sof goods, and a full array of design services.
Ofering outstanding value and convenience, Insidesign features a 10,000 square foot showroom located near Perimeter Mall that is sure to
inspire and amaze both the homeowner and trade professional alike. By ofering personalized consultation services, unique design solutions,
and a collaborative approach to project management, the Insidesign team has established itself as one of the premier design and supply resources
in Atlanta.
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
CABINETRY: Custom Cabinetry
HARDWARE: Insidesign Hardware
COUNTER TOPS: StoneCrafers USA
APPLIANCES: Viking Professional
SINK: Elkay
FAUCET: Grohe
1231 Ashford Crossing
Atlanta, GA 30326
www.insidesign.com
770-673-0721
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8870 Torrington Drive, Roswell, GA 30076
About the Kitchen
For these Roswell homeowners, we created a light, bright kitchen that is a pleasure for
cooking and entertaining. Tey requested a larger island with seating, a gas rangetop with
good ventilation, a larger window to let in more light, a place for a television, and an elegant
ambiance for entertaining guestsall without adding to the footprint of the house.
Redesigning the kitchen without a peninsula gave us plenty of room for a large island. Te
one level island serves multiple functionsnot only does it have plenty of storage and
workspace, and seating for a quick meal, but it makes a perfect bufet for a party. Te hood,
fanked by tall countertop units, and the Wolf rangetop, with spice pullouts disguised with
legs, is the focal point at the end of the room. We shifed the dining room doors to the lef
a bit to create more space. In addition, the refrigerator location was moved to the back
wall with other tall unitsone to house the Wolf convection microwave, single oven and
warming drawer, and one for pantry storage.
To maximize the light, double arched windows were removed in favor of one large window.
We worked with the existing window cutout to avoid exterior stucco repair. Te cabinets
feature a sof cream fnish with glazing on maple wood for the perimeter cabinets to keep
the room light, and the island cabinets are in cherry with a mahogany stain for contrast.
Gorgeous Splendor Delicatus granite with a demi-bullnose edge pulls both colors together.
Behind the rangetop, the granite rises to a shallow ledge. Te backsplash was done in a warm glazed subway tile picking up the color from the
granite with a framed accent under the hood. Te wood fooring was refnished in a darker stain to match other areas of the house. For the
television, we designed a multi-use space with storage, wine racks and room for a fat-screen TV that can be viewed from the breakfast area and
kitchen.
About the Designer
CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio is celebrating its 9th year on the Tour of Kitchens. Tis award-winning remodeling
frm founded in 1992 by Steen Clausen, CKD. We represent three lines of cabinetryJay Rambo Co., Leicht
and Schrockas well as Schulte Home Storage for closets, garages and more. We can design your closet,
laundry room, library, bar, entertainment center, wine-cellar, home of ce and home theateror build an
addition. CSI is an exclusive dealer of Te Galley sink in Atlanta. Our customer service sets us apart and
creates satisfed customers who refer their friends and neighbors. We have a team of designers, installation
crafsmen, remodelers and project coordinators to make sure your project is completed smoothly and on time.
CSI is a licensed and insured residential contractor. We are proud to support the work of the Junior League of
Atlanta for our ninth year and we look forward to seeing you soon!
SUPPLIERS INFORMATION:
CABINETS: Jay Rambo Co., Colonial
door style. Perimeter is maple wood in
Sof Cream. Island is cherry wood in
Mahogany.
FLOORING: Oak hardwood
COUNTERTOPS: Splendor Delicatus
granite w/demi-bullnose edge
TILE: Adex, Crossville and Sonoma
SINKS: Franke
FAUCETS: Hansgrohe
HARDWARE: Top Knobs
REFRIGERTOR: Sub-Zero
RANGETOP: Wolf
OVEN: Wolf
WARMING DRAWER: Wolf
MICROWAVE: Wolf
DISHWASHER: Miele
6527 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Suite C-2
Norcross, GA 30071
(770) 729-1999
www.csikitchenandbath.com
www.leichtstudiobycsi.com
www.csiclosetsandstorage.com
sales@csikitchenandbath.com
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2012-2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Camille Kesler, President
Michelle Wells, President - Elect
Jenny Pruitt, Sustainer Representative
Marie Hannon, VP of Fund Development
Karen Killough, VP of Marketing & Communications
Jen Bennecke, VP of Community
Stacy Brees, VP of Internal Operations
Teresa Ebbs, Assistant to the President
Shannon Georgecink, VP of Membership
Carole Hord, Advisory Planning Chair
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Meg Keiley-Listermann, VP of Training & Development
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Sara Youd, Nominating Committee Chair
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FRESH
PERSPECTIVE
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ANTIQUES IMPRESARIO AND SHOWROOM
OWNER MARY PRILLAMAN VIEWS HER
TREASURED COLLECTIONS IN A WHOLE NEW
LIGHT THANKS TO THE INTUITIVE EYE OF
INTERIOR DESIGNER SUSAN FERRIER
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Designer Susan Ferriers deft design handand balancing actis evident in
homeowner Mary Prillamans living room, where a collection of charcoal botanicals
anchors an elegant seating arrangement that includes a commanding Holland &
Company Chestereld sofa. An upholstered screen frames it, adding texture and
dimension to the space. A University of the South uniform from Prillamans great
grandfatherone of three Prillaman found in her grandmothers attictakes pride
of place above the mantel, and was the jumping point for Ferriers color palette.
The pair of candlesticks were a souvenir from a buying trip that Prillaman took with
Ferrier and architect Bobby McAlpine to Belgium. preceding pages After spotting
an original Knole sofa that she, Prillaman and McAlpine fell in love with on a trip
to England, Ferrier opted to design a similar piece for Prillamans living room. The
high-sided sofa with drop-down arms, an upright back and nailhead trim has a
commanding presence. Paint color, Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
W WHEN YOURE IN THE ANTIQUES BUSINESS,
each piece is personal. Theres an emotional connection, fond
memory or unique story attached to every object. And when living
and breathing ne design is your trade, as it is for Mary Prillaman,
owner of MacRae and Holland & Company, its almost by default
that you become an avid collector in the process.
Seventeenth- and 18th-century portraits, corner chairs, hat
stands, English water lters, creamware, pewterPrillamans
collections are as numerous as they are exquisite. But they are also
carefully curated, just like the company she keeps.
Enter Susan Ferrier of McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors,
to whom Prillaman had the pleasure of being introduced through
a collaboration on a furniture line for MacRae with Ferriers
colleague, architect Bobby McAlpine. A design dream team,
McAlpine, Ferrier and Prillaman hit it off famouslyand
ultimately led to Prillaman enlisting the designer to become
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An artfully arranged collection of creamware and pewter adds to the play
between darks and lights in the dining room. Susan is the best colorist in the
business, says Prillaman, who, after she had already enlisted Ferrier for the
project, pored through a le of inspirational tear sheets only to nd that most of
them were the designers projects. Ferrier chose a midnight blue hueBenjamin
Moores Westcott Navyfor the rooms walls and ceiling to complement the
gorgeous woods from Prillamans antiques. The chairs are upholstered in a
damask by Nobilis.
live the
LIFESTYLE
MARY PRILLAMAN SHARES A
FEW OF HER FAVORITE THINGS
Collections: Antique water
lters, corner chairs and maps
of Paris. Artists: Sally Mann,
Bernd Haussman and Rinne
Allen. Linens: Thomas OBrien
for Target. Cocktail: The
Marie Antoinette at The Ritz
London hotel. Playlist: Wilco,
Pylon and Lucinda Williams.
Films: Little Miss Sunshine, The
Royal Tenenbaums and Great
Expectations. Weekend Reading:
Finding Home by Bobby McAlpine.
Fashion: Marni, Emerson Fry
and Matta. Candle: Maura
Peters Orange Jasmine. Next
Destination: Portugal.
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editor-in-chief of her most prized possessions for the refresh of her
Buckhead home.
And where many designers might have been overwhelmed by
the sheer spectrum of choicesPrillaman has a warehouse lled
with benchmade pieces from her businesses as well as her own
impeccable ndsFerrier was nonplussed, committing herself
to nding and using only pieces Prillaman could truly not live
without, regardless of the period or style.
Of particularly sentimental value were a trio of University
of the South uniforms, worn by her great-grandfather, which
Prillaman found stuffed in a bag in her grandmothers attic. After
having the coats cleaned, repaired and preserved in shadow boxes,
she knew she wanted the collection to play a role in her homes
redesign, but it was Ferrier who envisioned the uniforms blue-and-
tan hues as the jumping point for the homes palette.
Next, the designers task was to create a sophisticated but livable
environment for this serious collector, without it appearing too
much like a showroom. When your life is about furniture, you
have to be careful. In your own home, there must be a little bit
of a departure, says Ferrier. Even so, the pair looked at pieces in
Prillamans lines that would be good ambassadors in tying in the
new with the old, she says.
A pecky cypress
ceiling is the show-
stopper in the
renovated kitchen,
the perfect textural
counterpoint to tall,
sleek cabinets. For
the rooms renovation
and space planning,
Prillaman collaborated
with Beth Bareld
Designs. Ferrier
made the space as
rened as it is relaxing
thanks to furniture
selections like the
MacCall table from
MacRae, complete
with McAlpine Home
bar stools, and one
of Prillamans favorite
pieces, McAlpines ip-
top highboy, topped
with a sampling of her
ceramic English water
lter collection. The
cabinets are painted in
Farrow & Balls French
Gray. Appliances, Wolf
and Sub-Zero.
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clockwise, from left In the master bedroom, the landscape
painting above the mantel is an 18th-century English oil on
canvas. Ferrier took the original frame from the painting
and hung it in the upstairs lounge, opposite. Floor-to-
ceiling draperies add a sense of privacy to the light-and-
bright sunroom, where built-ins hold a collection of Royal
Doulton stoneware pitchers. Fixture from South of Market.
Ferrier incorporated pieces from the McAlpine Home
collection, such as the Tavish tagre and Lotus Chamber
bed, into a guest bedroom. opposite, clockwise, from left
While Prillaman and Ferrier took measures to make each
room on the rst oor conducive to entertaining company,
upstairs the pair was careful to create a more private,
comfortable retreat. In the TV lounge, complete with a
custom sofa, Ferrier chose Benjamin Moores Copley
Gray for the paint color to create a cocoon-like space.
The McAlpine Home Fern Knuckle chaise lounge ofers
a place for respite in the guest room. Antique clock faces
rest atop a hide-covered console in the living room.
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If theres one room that best captures this delicate balance,
its the dining room, where color, pattern and texture imbue the
intimate space with a rich, multi-layered patina only Ferrier could
accomplish. Here, a commanding Holland & Company dining
table draws energy from skirted feminine chairs and a cowhide
banquette, while oor-to-ceiling draperies, along with a oating
mirror, add architectural structure.
Its in the details, though, that Ferriers deft balance of old and
new, light and dark, hard and soft, reigns. When youre working
with a lot of different inuences, its important to pay attention
to where things are placed as you dont want them to appear
redundant or out of place, she says. Instead, the designer imbued
the house with a sense of rhythm, weaving Prillamans prized
collections from room to room in such a way that they not only
appear unied when separated, they also make the rooms feel crisp,
clean, and above all, memorable. From the moment you walk in,
you can tell a really interesting person lives here, Ferrier says.
SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.
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To increase closet space in the circa-1920s house, Prillaman and Ferrier transformed
a former sleeping porch into an organized space for her color-coordinated wardrobe,
shoes, collection of hat stands and more. I think of clothing as a backdrop for shoes
and jewelry, says Prillaman of her personal style. The larger and more unique the
jewelry is, the happier I am. In the master bedroom, a 17th-century reproduction Italian
iron bed by Gregorius Pineo takes center stage. The white-on-white crewel fabric is by
Old World Weavers. The lamps were designed from late-19th-century oak carvings. I
have so much respect for the heart and soul Susan puts into every interior, Prillaman
says. We had total trust.
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A new home at Rosemary Beach is the result of a collaboration among
talented design minds, as well as homeowners committed to quality
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Built to Last
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With its almost cathedral-like ceiling, the
living room had to ofer beautifuland
comfortablefurniture to match. The
Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman sofa is
covered with Zimmer + Rhode fabric,
both available through Ainsworth-Noah
& Associates. Lucite-and-glass cofee
table, Smith Grubbs & Associates.
Sultanabad rug, Moattar, Ltd. opposite
The homes Charleston Single House-
style faade complements its Rosemary
Beach, Florida, surroundings.
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A fter losing out on three homes
during an especially hot period in Florida
real estate, Paul and Courtney Amos de-
cided that the only way they were going to
capture their dream home was to create it
themselves.
We started driving down highway 30-A
and when we got to Rosemary Beach, we
stepped out of the car and turned 360 de-
grees, Courtney says of the picture-perfect
hamlet along Floridas panhandle. We
didnt have to say a thing. We knew it was
perfect for us.
The communitys petite lot and neigh-
borhood covenants dictated that the
houses architectural design would har-
ken to a Charleston Single House-style
residence. We had to make every square
inch livable and truly functional for this
young family, says residential designer
Rick Spitzmiller, of the Atlanta architec-
tural design rm Spitzmiller & Norris,
who worked with business partner Robert
Norris to design the home.
There are breakaway spaces for people
to go off and have a moment of solitude,
but overall the house encourages large
gatherings and time together with fam-
ily and friends, he notes. In traditional
Charleston Single House style, the rst
oor is usually overlooked for the second-
story living spaces, but not so here. We
aimed to make every oor special, says
above The homeowners credit builder
Christian Tennant for executing the
intricate building plans of their Rose-
mary Beach vacation home, including
the inlayed oor and beautiful wood
molding in the foyer. With all the
detailing, the entry immediately makes
you feel like youre somewhere spe-
cial, says residential designer Rick
Spitzmiller. The Oly Studio chandelier,
made of petite abalone shells, is from
Bohlert Massey Interiors. The blue-
gray Swedish antique clock is from
Parc Monceau. right A large 1780 Bor-
deaux armoire from Jacqueline Adams
Antiques anchors the living room. The
silk drapery fabric by Nobilis adds
a layer of subtle color, and slipper
chairscovered in an Etamine fabric
ofer easy-to-move seating. opposite
The color in the trumeau mirror from
Parc Monceau relates perfectly to
the blues in the living room fabrics.
Propped in the corner, the 1880s
wood carving of a dolphin that de-
signer Carole Weaks found in France
may have originally functioned as the
leg of a replace surround. Chairs are
from Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman
and feature a Brunschwig & Fils fabric.
A Greg Gustafson canvas from Tew
Galleries hangs above the mantel.
Bookcase lights, Circa Lighting.
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In the kitchen, designed by Spitzmiller & Norris, the hewn beams of pecky cypress are each carved out of a single
massive tree trunk, hundreds of year old, which was raised out of a swamp. I really appreciate how special that is,
says homeowner Courtney Amos. Its very hard to nd those types of indigenous materials. The bell jar lanterns are
available through Grizzel & Mann. Barstools, Smith Grubbs & Associates. Refrigerator and freezer, Sub-Zero. opposite
The dining room is a very small space so you really notice every detail, says Weaks. We had to capitalize on every
square inch of it. The banquette was custom made for the alcove by Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman and upholstered
in a Henry Calvin fabric, both from Ainsworth-Noah & Associates. The dining table is by New Classics Creations, and
the chairs are by Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman. Iron-and-gilt chandelier, Robuck & Company.
Spitzmiller. The staircase is open to re-
ally connect the house and keeps any oor
from feeling cut off from another. The
main level contains the living room, kitch-
en and dining room. In reality, the oor
is all one room, but each space is given
the geometry, scale and thoughtful design
to make it feel separate from the others.
Large windows and doors open wide to let
breezes blow through. Its a grand house
for piling people in, says Spitzmiller.
However, its the living room ceiling
that proves to be the homes crowning
architectural jewel. Inspired by a photo
Courtney found in a book on early-20th-
century architect Addison Mizners Palm
Beach homes, multiple pieces of molding
incorporate each branch of the snowake-
patterned, panel strap-work ceiling. You
cant help but sit and stare at the beauty of
the raw wood, says Courtney.
With such a magnicent backdrop, the
homes decor had to be equally as captivat-
ing. The architecture just demanded that
we step it up a bit, says Atlanta interior de-
signer Carole Weaks of C. Weaks Interiors.
If we had not used strong antiques pieces
and unique elements, it wouldnt have suited
the house nor the family. Weaks traveled to
France for the necessary pieces and special
nds. She then focused on fabrics with per-
sonality over practicalityand then coated
them with good fabric protectant to survive
the harsh demands of beach life.
After settling into the house for a year,
the Amoses brought in Seacrest Beach
designer Susan Massey of Bohlert Massey
Interiors. Susan brought in another layer
of detail and a beachy feel, says Courtney.
We had the privilege of working with an
incredible team to build a new home that
has some real history. SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.
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The piazza has a cohesiveness that is so important, notes Spitzmiller. We tried really hard to use textures and materials that complemented each
other and made the qualities of each stronger. Copper lanterns are by Bevolo. opposite We wanted the replace sitting area to draw people out for
picnics or cocktails, Spitzmiller adds. Cast-stone mantel and face veneer designed by Spitzmiller and produced by Cutting Edge Stone. The furniture
is by Janus et Cie. Every way you approach the house you get a beautiful view of the courtyard, says designer Susan Massey.
The house was built to accommodate large gatherings and time together with
family and friends. In turn, theres a seamless connection between indoors
and outevery inch of the lot was designed for maximum efciency.
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above The color of the bathroom is such a showstopper, declares Weaks. The candy-colored coral
wallpaper is by Osborne & Little, and the pendant light is from Edgar-Reeves. A grand 19th-century Bon-
netiere armoire from Parc Monceau is paired with a lively club chair covered in a Zimmer + Rhode fabric.
Metal side table, Bohlert Massey Home. right In the master bedroom, Benjamin Moore's Blue Lace paint
color blankets the walls. The bed, mirrored chest and bench are by Niermann Weeks, available through
Grizzel & Mann. The bench is upholstered in a Fortuny fabric. A mirror from Amy Howard Collection is from
Bohlert Massey Home. opposite In the guest house, John Derian plates from Bohlert Massey Home hang
over a scalloped headboard by C. Weaks Interiors, upholstered in a Manuel Canovas fabric from Travis &
Co. A chandelier from Edgar-Reeves draws your eye to the ceiling, which is painted in Benjamin Moore's
Heavenly Blue. The Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman loveseat is upholstered in a Cowtan & Tout fabric.
Drapery fabric by Osborne & Little, available through Ainsworth-Noah & Associates. Rug, Stark Carpet.
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LIFESTYLE
Atlanta designer Carole
Weaks shares a few of her
beach house favorites
Pantry Staples: I like to pick up
a few things from Bella Cucina
on the way out of townthey go
perfectly with wine and cheese.
China: I love simple white plates
that you can get almost anywhere.
If the children are grown, you can
upgrade to something nice from
Atelier de Villatte, which has a
beautiful glaze. Throw: Brahms
Mount linen throws are an ideal
weight. Candle: Voluspa Lagunas
are greateven the name sounds
good. Weekend Reading: Noth-
ing too heavy or serious. Anything
by Nelson Demille always makes
me laugh out loud. Guestroom
Essential: A waf e-weave robe by
Matouk. Cocktail: The best beach
buzz comes from those crazy rum
concoctions you never would
dream of having at home.
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Armed with a plethora of elegant furnishings and ne art,
decorator Stan Topol fashions an impeccable home for a
busy family at The St. Regis Atlanta Hotel & Residences
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In the living room, designed by Stan Topol, a painting by artist
Alice Andrews hangs above a J. Robert Scott sofa. The other
painting, at right, is by Ida Kohlmeyer. Regency Sabreleg
armchairs by Rose Tarlow Melrose House ank a pair of vintage
cocktail tables from Maison Gerard in New York that are cred-
ited to Willy Rizzo. The three yellow Peking glass vases are from
JF Chen in Los Angeles. Lamps, J. Robert Scott. Antique Khotan
rug, Moattar, Ltd.
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D ecorator Stan Topol
knows his way around
The St. Regis Atlanta
Hotel & Residences.
Not only has he designed a number of
model residences there, he also was re-
cently charged with making some lifestyle
enhancements to the hotels public spaces,
including the lobby overlook that now
features an elegant dining area. But its in
one of the propertys private residences that
youll nd Topols pice de rsistance.
The most marvelous thing about The
St. Regis is that if you live thereand you
have to live there to appreciate itis that At-
lanta is at your ngertips, says Topol. The
hotels central location on West Paces Ferry
and its world-class amenities were what
rst lured his clients to purchase a residence
there, but they relied on Topol to transform
their house into a home for themselves and
their two children. Assisted by architect Joel
Laseter, Topol transformed a blank slate of
a space into a series of jewel box-like rooms
connected by a main corridor.
If people appreciate art, then their
minds are open to the world, says Topol.
The homes entryway features a 19th-century Italian gate from Robuck & Company, which was restored by Calhoun
Metalworks. A Baccarat vase sits atop a mahogany-and-brass Swedish commode. The artwork is by Larry Rivers.
opposite In the living room, a painting by Sam Francis hangs above a marble-and-stainless steel replace designed by
Stan Topol & Associates and fabricated by Francois & Co. The 19th-century Russian chest, from Karl Kemp & Associ-
ates in New York, is part of a pair. The 1930s bergre, by Jansen, is from Dragonette in Los Angeles and upholstered in
a Christopher Hyland fabric. An antique Khotan rug from Moattar, Ltd. anchors the space. The round Art Deco table is
from Karl Kemp & Associates. Floral design by Michal Evans.
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clockwise, from above The homeowners have collected works of art by some of the most celebrated
artists of the 20th century, including Jim Dine, Ida Kohlmeyer, Frank Stella and Steve Kaufman. The
powder room features a wall-mounted faucet by Laura Kirar for Kallista and a repurposed antique
demilune console from Sentimento in New York. The mirror is from Baker, Knapp & Tubbs. Floral
design by Michal Evans. In one of the homes other passageways, Victor Skrebneskis Twombly
LettersB, from Holly Hunt, Miami, is paired with a collection of Baccarat glasses and a custom
cabinet designed by Stan Topol & Associates. opposite A sitting area in the husbands of ce includes
a Miro lithograph. The William Switzer cofee table is macassar ebony with bronze hardware, and the
Lucien Rollins wall lamp is polished nickelboth are available through Ernest Gaspard & Associates.
The pillow fabric is by Bergamo, available through Donghia.
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And, here, my clients understood that
furniture is art and fabric is art, too.
The resulting collaboration was a match
made in designer heaven. In my business as
a decorator, we do a lot of things, includ-
ing compromise, says Topol. But in this
apartment, the couple to allowed us to actu-
ally work with the best of everythingfrom
the J. Robert Scott furniture and Baccarat
crystal to Larry Rivers artwork. There were
no shortcuts, no substitutions.
Finer things aside, Topol is quick to
point out that elegance and comfort arent
mutually exclusive in this apartment.
They allowed me the freedom to put
together rooms where people will actually
sit and talk and watch TV, rooms where
they will have a life together, he says. This
apartment is everything I believe in as a
decorator. SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.
In the breakfast area, a lacquered parchment dining table by J. Robert Scott appears to hover above the dark Cote
de Noir marble oors from Walker Zanger. The vintage Karl Springer chairs, from JF Chen in Los Angeles, were origi-
nally designed for legendary Hollywood decorator Billy Haines. The family room is accessorized with a grouping of
mounted industrial lenses from Blackman Cruz, Los Angeles. opposite The space also features a serigraph by Matisse
from Raphael Fine Art in New York. J. Robert Scotts Sonoma club chair is upholstered in Cowtan & Touts Penrose
fabric. The copper apple sculpture is from Baker, Knapp & Tubbs. Bronze-and-limestone cofee table, Jerry Pair & As-
sociates. Rug, Rugs by Robinson.
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Maple-glazed paneling envelopes the master suites
sitting room. Green Rain, a woodcut and intaglio work
on paper, is by Jim Dine. An encaustic painting by
Dusty Grif th hangs atop the bedrooms upholstered
walls that are covered in a Nancy Corzine fabric. The
Mrs. MacDougall crystal balustrade lamp and Hinson
swing-arm lamp are both available through Donghia.
Bed and side table, J. Robert Scott. Floral design by
Michal Evans. opposite In the master bathroom, a J.
Robert Scott black lacquer desk serves as a vanity. A
mirror is suspended from the ceiling and is anked by
Downsview cabinetry. Slabs of white onyx from Walker
Zanger were used for the countertops, and white onyx
tiles from Artistic Tile were used for ooring.
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Living at The St. Regis is better than
having a house, says decorator Stan
Topol, who has worked on projects
throughout the property. Being here
gives you the comforts of having a
home, plus the security of being able
to leave whenever you want. Pri-
vate elevator lobbies and concierge
services are available to residences,
and the views arent bad, either. Here,
the design team worked to capture
and enhance city views from the living
room, family room and master bed-
room. You can create whatever you
want when you buy here, says Topol.
Its a blank canvas.
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Unique & Upscale Special Event Facility
When you host a special event in our beautifully
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WEB LINKS & AD INDEX
AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL craftcouncil.org .........................................18
ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK acf.org ................................... 150
ATLANTA STEEPLECHASE atlantasteeplechase.org ................... 146,HT17
AVENUE CATERING CONCEPTS avenue-catering.com .................. 28,147
BELGARD belgard.biz/create ........................................................................19
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BRADFORD PRODUCTS bradfordproducts.com ...................................... 27
BRIAN JAMES DAVIS brianjamesdavis.us ............................................... 150
CALICO CORNERS calicocorners.com .................................................... 149
CALIFORNIA CLOSETS californiaclosets.com .... INSIDE FRONT COVER
CIRCA LIGHTING circalighting.com ............................................................. 7
COLDWELL BANKER PREVIEWS coldwellbankerpreviews.com ............... 2
COVERINGS coverings.com ...................................................................... 150
DOVETAIL PROPERTIES & HOMES dovetailhomes.com .......................23
GARDENS TO LOVE BY MARCIA WEBER gardenstolove.com .............25
HERMES hermes.com ............................................................. BACK COVER
HOME REBUILDERS homerebuilders.com .................................................31
HUFF HARRINGTON FINE ART hufharrington.com ................................21
HUFF HARRINGTON HOME hufharrington.com ....................................... 8
INTERIOR PHILOSOPHY interiorphilosophy.com ................................... 149
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ATLANTA jlatlanta.org ........................................ 148
KELLIE GRIFFIN INTERIORS kelliegrif ninteriors.com .............................25
KOLO COLLECTION kolocollection.com .................................................. 29
LEISURE TIME DECKS ltdecks.com............................................................31
LUXURY LIVING SHOW atlantaluxurylivingshow.com ................... 151, HT8
MANDARIN ORIENTAL RESIDENCES moresidences.com......INSIDE BACK COVER
MATHEWS FURNITURE GALLERIES mathewsfurniture.com ................. 17
MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM carlos.emory.edu/Veneralia2013 ....... 147
MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS mgbwatlanta.com ............................ 9
MODA FLOORS AND INTERIORS modaoorsandinteriors.com ........... 149
OLD EDWARDS oldedwardsinn.com ............................................................ 1
OLDCASTLE SURFACES oldcastlesurfaces.com ...................................... 27
OWEN LAWRENCE owenlawrence.com ...................................................... 3
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PORCELANOSA porcelanosa-usa.com ........................................................15
REDEFINED HOME BOUTIQUE redenedhomeboutique.com ...............23
ROOM & BOARD roomandboard.com .......................................................... 5
SEAN O KEEFE seanokeefeevents.com .................................................. 148
SHARE OUR STRENGTH nokidhungry.org ...............................................32
TEW GALLERIES tewgalleries.com ..............................................................13
THE MERCANTILE blog.mercantileatlanta.com ......................................... 10
VINCENT LONGO CUSTOM BUILDERS vincentlongo.com ................. 149
PAGES 114-125 (fresh perspective)
INTERIOR DESIGN Susan Ferrier, McAlpine, Booth & Ferrier Interiors. (404) 501-9200;
mcalpineboothferrier.com
PAGES 126-135 (built to last)
RESIDENTIAL DESIGN Rick Spitzmiller and Robert Norris, Spitzmiller & Norris. (404) 812-
0224; spitzmillerandnorris.com INTERIOR DESIGN Carole Weaks, C. Weaks Interiors. (404)
233-6040; cweaksint.com
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QUINTESSENTIALLY ATLANTA
DOGS
What makes an Atlanta house a HOME? In the third installment of our
year-long series examining the things that are essential to every
Atlanta residence, MARCIA SHERRILL nominates mans best friend
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the South, we love our chil-
dren but we worship our dogs.
Only the British monarchy with
its brigade of corgis can rival us
in our love of canines. Growing
up, we used to shower with our
dogs after a day at the lake, but
now they get their own days at
the spa. We serve them gour-
met meals. They love all of our
quirks, yet they never divorce
us. We treat them like they are
human, but only better. My
father was so crazy for his hunt-
ing dogs that, despite knowing
they should not be treated as
proper indoor pets, would sleep
with four retrievers at his feet,
leaving Momma with a sliver of
mattress and no covers.
The South emerged from an
agrarian society, and we have
long treasured our huntin dogs
and working breeds. In Atlanta
during the 1960s, we fell in love
with dogs that were truly indoor
quality. Poodles and Boston
terriers and collies proliferated.
Lassie, anyone? Then came
the advent of high-rises like
The Plaza Towers, which were
quickly crammed with even
smaller breeds. By the time
the 80s and early 90s rolled
around, Atlantans were moving
up into the lavish splendor of
Park Place and the residences
above the Four Seasons. We
responded to the high life ap-
propriately enough with high-
falutin dogs, including Pekin-
ese, Bichon Frise and exotic
breeds like the Brussels Griffon
and, my all-time favorite, the
French bulldog. We were living
in international style with truly
international pets.
As the new millennium
rolled around, we went hog
wild for Cavalier King Charles
spaniels. It seems that every
fashionista, decorator, orist
and chef had a Cavalier King
Charles, or two. And why not?
Theyre adorable.
But lately, another dog phe-
nomenon is taking place. Folks
are competing for the most ex-
otic breeds and, trust me, money
is no object. Hybrids such as
Labradoodles and Chorkies rule
the day. A friend recently told
me that she had an Auss-Tzu.
Thinking she had succumbed
to an awful virus or something,
it was awhile before I realized
she had just come home with a
Miniature Australian shepherd
and Shih Tzu mix.
Of course, nothing beats our
love of an obscure dog. Head to
Piedmont Park these days and
youll see the likes of Boykin
spaniels, Italian Cane corsos
and maybe even a Norwegian
hygenhundwe have em and
we love em. But at the end of
the day, nothing beats the love
of a Georgia bulldog. Youll
never nd a better friend,
especially if you adopt a rescue.
Their snoring and saliva not-
withstanding, its no wonder
this tried-and-true mascot
lls homes from Midtown and
Mableton to Grant Park and
Gwinnett. Woof!
NEXT MONTH: GARDENS
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LABRADOR, STELLA. SEE WHERE STELLA
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