Schools Rule

Fulton County Schools in Alpharetta are on a roll for the 2019-2020 school year! Creekview Elementary School students and staff took their principal’s challenge to commit to “Be the Difference” this year. They’re doing a school-wide read of the Hard Hat for Kids by Jon Gordon, and teachers will use the story to guide discussions about teamwork to promote collaboration. Lake Windward Elementary School is celebrating its 30th year kicking off the year celebrating their longevity. Two teachers who helped open the school in 1989 are still teaching! Webb Bridge Middle School eighth grade student leaders and members of W.E.B. (Where Everybody Belongs) hosted a half-day sixth-grade orientation. This student-led mentoring program helps the newest students feel comfortable with the transition to middle school. Similarly, at Alpharetta High School, freshmen were welcomed with a special event by upperclassmen leaders in the Link Crew, a worldwide high school transition program to help incoming freshmen feel comfortable in the new environment and prepare them for success. 

For Eyes Now Open

At For Eyes, you’ll find an impressive selection of eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. They carry top brands such as Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Prada, Ray-Ban, and many more, so you can look great and see even better. There is an independent Doctor of Optometry available for eye examinations and contact lens fittings by appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome. Currently, Lifestyle Pubs readers will get 40% off frames and lenses. Many insurance plans accepted. 5215 Town Center Blvd STE 630. Peachtree Corners.

Gal-entine’s Day with Grace in Paris

Grace in Paris, your best friend in the City of Light, is preparing a trip for five days in February celebrating la joie de vivre with a champagne tasting, chocolate delights, couture lingerie experiences, and a bit of fun at a well-known burlesque show!  Five night stay at the Hotel de Berri, included. Have some fun in Paris with Grace.  Two opportunities: February 9-14 or February 16-21, 2020. Contact Nancy@graceinparis.com to reserve your spot.

Harvest Wine and Food Destin

The Third Annual Harvest Wine and Food Festival is set for October 25-26. The culinary talents include eight award-winning celebrity chefs from throughout the Southeast including Hugh Acheson, David Bancroft, Rusty Bowers and Pat Pascarella. They join a list of incredible iconic Gulf Coast restaurants and returning talent. The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation benefits where $18 million has been granted to NW Florida charities impacting youth in need. Wine and food tastings and events.  DCWAF.org

Aqua Vino Oct 4

Dive into your passion for wine and giving at the 14th annual Aqua Vino at Georgia Aquarium on Friday, October 4, offering an exclusive opportunity to sample more than 150 wines from around the world, indulge in cuisine from more than 40 of Atlanta’s premier restaurants, and directly benefit Georgia Aquarium’s global research and conservation programs. This year Georgia Aquarium’s own wine, Seventy-One, will be available for tasting.  Proceeds from this food and wine event benefits rescued Southern sea otters just like Aquarium newcomers, Mara and Gibson and other crucial aquatic research and conservation efforts across the globe. 

georgiaaquarium.org/aqua-vino.

Atlanta’s Deb Bowman Drops new album

Fast Heart is the debut for Deb’s original compositions with fellow songwriter Janet Powell. Deb is honored that hers was among the last projects recorded at the storied Power Station recording studio in New York City. The studio, which opened in 1977 and where artists like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, David Bowie and the cast of “Hamilton” have recorded, will be renovated and rebranded.   FAST HEART was engineered and mixed by AKIHIRO NISHIMURA and mastered by multi-Grammy award-winning engineer, PAUL BLAKEMORE.  Find the album wherever you download music. DebBowman.com