March 2017 Around Town 3


Janice Schmidt, a fashion wearables artist based near Alpharetta, is one of 26 Georgia and more than 250 nationwide artists whose work has been selected by the American Craft Council for its juried show, March 17-19, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Schmidt and the non-profit American Craft Council, which is celebrating its 75th year, understand that the sophisticated craft patrons who attend the Show appreciate the broad range of works available. Patrons also will have an opportunity to enjoy the work of both local designers and stylists who are utilizing the artists’ crafts to form unique, full-size rooms and one-of-a-kind fashion ensembles, respectively. For more information about the 2017 American Craft Show in Atlanta, visit

Helping Hand

The Christopher Stallworth Foundation, Inc. is a charitable nonprofit organization. The organization helps financially disadvantaged and at-risk students remain in higher education by providing academic scholarships, grants, care boxes, and mentoring. The mission is to assist minorities, low income, and at risk students who are often underserved and invisible within our society with basic resources that are essentials for academic success.For more information, contact Linda Stallworth at 404.375.5452 or visit the website at


We visited Bluegrass Day Spa, beautifully designed, near Alpharetta. Launched by Nhi Huynh nearly ten years ago, I found an expansive service menu, ranging from manicures and pedicures, boutique facials, to-die-for massages, and exclusive body treatments. Huynh provides an interview to get the nitty gritty about the skin’s sensitivity, condition, cleansing regiment, and additional challenges. The salon’s signature SNS Manicure & Pedicure, Bluegrass Signature Facial, and Deep Tissue Massage was a combination that couldn’t have been more ideal. The spa at Bluegrass is separate from the main manicure and pedicure rooms. This detail, while subtle, provided a more relaxed experience. The aesthetician provided a 110-minute facial with moisture infusing essential oils, gentle exfoliate, and deep tissue massage.  The SNS manicure, which is a thinner and more light weight version of the gel nail does not require UV light, and can be built out like pink and white powder. Additionally, the SNS manicure does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DPB.

A Little Italian

SCARCI Italian Wear is a fashion house, centrally located in Milan, with factory partners in Bergamo, Bologna, and Prato, Italy. SCARCI’s ultimate goal is to produce an Italian Resort Wear line that offers both a U.S. and European fit, so as to cater to distinguished men of all builds who like and appreciate luxury clothing. Kevin Swan, VP of Operations and Atlanta native, said, “My biggest passion is playing a direct role with the design team in the U.S. and abroad.” In 2013, SCARCI opened the Milan office to develop, build and design the brand. Recently, they have expanded their market to the U.S. and opened a secondary office in Alpharetta. In July 2016, after years of research, testing fabrics, designing and traveling the world in search of the most high-tech factories and luxury fabrics, SCARCI launched their brand to the fashion world during New York Men’s Fashion Week. Check out their latest Spring/Summer collection at

Happy Breakfasts

Another Broken Egg Cafe is thrilled to be expanding to the egg-straordinary community of Roswell. Opening its doors at 10800 Alpharetta Hwy, Another Broken Egg’s Roswell location is the sixth Atlanta area location of the franchise. Diners wanting to check out the new eatery can expect a diverse menu full of family-friendly options. From Peach Cobbler Pancakes and ABEC’s famous biscuit beignets, to healthier options like the Skinny Omelette and a Salmon Power Bowl, there’s something for everyone. The restaurant will also offer various gluten-friendly and allergy-friendly options and a wide range of adult-friendly beverages, including the ABE Famous Infused Mary, mimosas and Tropical Sangria. Open from 7 AM-2 PM daily, Another Broken Egg is a delicious, friendly neighborhood spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Visit the restaurant’s Facebook page, Instagram or website for more information on menu offerings and event happenings at Another Broken Egg Cafe.

Avalon’s New Egg

Executive chef and restaurateur Marc Taft has created a restaurant management company called Southern Fried Hospitality to provide management and development for his four restaurants including Chicken and the Egg, Brine Seafood Shack (debuting spring 2017 in Alpharetta’s Avalon). The company also plans to expand its consulting services to both restaurants and hotel F&B operations. Taft’s chef-driven restaurants remain consistent to his dedication to bringing the finest sourced ingredients to guests, like the modern-farmstead fare at Chicken and the Egg.

Amazing Aircrafts

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will present a series of  Aviation Living History events in 2017 to share the history of notable aviation events and aircraft through the eyes of  pilots, veterans and historians. All events will begin at 11 a.m. at the Dixie Wing headquarters and museum, 1200 Echo Ct., Peachtree City, adjacent to Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field. The series of two-hour presentations will run from February through December, with a $10 admission fee. Military retirees will be admitted free. The next presentation is March 18  and will highlight the Flying Tigers, presented by two authors and descendants of Flying Tigers pilots, Susan Clotfelter Jimison and Billy McDonald. For more information about Aviation Living History Days or the CAF Dixie Wing, please go to

Better in the Bahamas

Excitement is at an all time high in The Bahamas over Baha Mar’s announcement that an April 21 soft opening has been scheduled for the 3.5 billion, luxury lifestyle, resort project, on Cable Beach in The Bahamas.  CTFE, the Hong Kong based conglomerate that took ownership of the resort last year, said its phased opening will start with 1,000 rooms at its  Grand Hyatt Resort and Casino.The new resort will feature more than 2,200 rooms and the world-class amenities will include the 100,000 square foot casino, an 18-hole, 72-par Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a 30,000 square foot spa ESPA and more than a dozen stunning pools. The owners have provided that the resort comprising of the Grand Hyatt, The SLS Lux and Rosewood, should be at a full complement, providing a full experience, ready for guests, by the festive season of 2017.