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How do you put Think Pink month into terms that little kids can understand? We went to our community’s early childhood experts: Primrose Schools (whose national headquarters is in Acworth, in case you didn’t know!). At Primrose, they turn their schools just as pink as everywhere else, but they do it in a kid-friendly way. We love their ideas and have stolen them when talking to our own littles at home!

the gig:  Forget filling the space under your tree with the usual socks and sweaters this Christmas. You can snag the title of gift-giving master this year, and you can do it without dashing all over town. What’s the secret? Three words: Elegant Elf Marketplace. It’s the biggest and best selection of gifts in one place, all in a setting of festive winter fun. (Think: merry elves to greet you at the door, Christmas decor galore and the requisite jolly music.) Now in it’s fourth year, the two-day shopping extravaganza features a spectacular array of artisan finds, from food gifts to handmade jewelry. With so many goodies to choose from, we can Read the full article…

the gig:  FABULOUS GNO ALERT!! On Thursday, October 30, the Earl Smith Strand Theatre is hosting a Girls Night Out Fashion Show and pop-up boutique event that you don’t want to miss. Cocktails & Vendors: 6 p.m. Bring your wallet and come to shop: Gifts, clothing, jewelry and more will be set up in the event’s pop-up boutique! Fashion Show: 7 p.m. Come see some of our community’s most beloved ladies strut their stuff, wearing the latest fall styles from: Macy’s | the honeybee | L. Michelle | Love Street at Cedarcrest | Heart & Sole | Ivy Lane Boutique | Miss Priss Tutus | Fashion Cupcake Clothing & Gift Read the full article…

giveaway: Personal Training Sessions at Fitness Together!!

by elizabeth

the goods: If you’ve tried big gyms, the treadmill, and large-group fitness classes without consistent results, you NEED Fitness Together. We seriously cannot say enough great things about this personal training studio or its owners Katie and Mike Warechowski (shown left). the giveaway:  Win a one-on-one session AND a small group session AND a health and fitness consultation/body composition analysis from Fitness Together East Cobb for FREE ($259 value). Here’s the gist: At this unique fitness studio, members work out either one-on-one or in a small group with a professional personal trainer. The studio’s fitness suites are fully equipped and PRIVATE (no public jelly!). Each member receives a customized plan for nutrition, cardio Read the full article…

Support the Arts (and Have a Ball) at Cobb Arts Ball

by suzanna

the gig:  Getting the chance to play dress-up, rub elbows with a gathering of artistic geniuses (don’t be intimated, they’re friendly artistic geniuses) and support the local arts scene? That’s the gist of the upcoming Cobb Arts Ball. (Talk about a win-win-win!) The much-anticipated black-tile gala is the perfect opportunity to pull your favorite sparkly gown out of the closet, dry clean your husband’s tux and schedule sitter. Thrown in support of the Endowment Fund of United Arts of Cobb, all proceeds from the Ball will go to encourage community, business, and parental involvement with arts and humanities organizations in Cobb County.  The seen-and-be-seen affair promises to be a spectacular evening, Read the full article…