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5 Wine Tasting Tips

We had the opportunity to attend Château Élan’s “Wine Tasting Experience” – an evening of wine-tasting led by Level 2 Sommelier, Matias Henriquez, who recently joined the Braselton winery after being recruited from a winery in his home-country of Chile. By: Rachel Pillow | Photos by Natalie Stubb Henriquez’ personable approach and witty sense of


Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: What technology trends should I be following? A: Major economic breakthroughs many times offer investment opportunities for those with vision. Today we are possibly on the edge of several significant developments. For context, let’s review the four phases of the industrial revolution: I. In the 1780’s, Phase

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Suwanee Mom Invents New Phone Accessory

Are you tired of having to put your phone down somewhere due to lack of pockets and ultimately missing an important phone call or text message? Inventor and Founder of MyPhonePouch, Allison Santini, is a busy working mom who has created a solution to your problem! Like many of us, Allison wanted to wear stylish

Gwinnett Stripers Q&A with Lucas Sims

The success and fan-base of the Atlanta Braves has traveled to Gwinnett over the past few years as the newly-named Gwinnett Stripers have settled into their home at Coolray Field. For Stripers’ pitcher and Gwinnett County native, Lucas Sims, playing at Coolray Field hits a lot closer to home (no pun intended). Interview by: Lizzy

A One-Stop Beauty Shop: Phenix Salon Suites

Phenix Salon offers an array of services from hair, skin care, make-up artistry, eyelash extensions, nails, teeth whitening, massages, and more all in the privacy of individual suites. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Julie Perdue With busy work and family schedules, it is often hard to find the time to pamper ourselves. Luckily, the

North Gwinnett High School Graduates Compete for Miss Georgia

THE 74TH ANNUAL MISS GEORGIA PAGEANT WILL TAKE PLACE JUNE 12TH THROUGH THE 16TH IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, AND THREE OF SUWANEE’S OWN WILL BE COMPETING FOR THE TITLE.  Interview By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Carla Hoff Alexa Gilomen, Holly Haynes, and Taylor Hoff are all North Gwinnett High School Graduates whose families are still

Maple Street Biscuit Company

What’s closed on Sundays, has a guiding principle of gracious service, and makes the best biscuits ever? Sorry, no, not you Chick-fil-A. We will always love you, your food and your kindness. But, we’re taking our indulgences one step further at Maple Street Biscuit Company in downtown Duluth where ”gracious service” is a company-wide motto

2018 Get Fit Challenge Results

It’s hard to believe, but the 90-day Suwanee Magazine Get Fit Challenge has come to an end. Everyone here at Suwanee Magazine has enjoyed following each of the contestants’ journeys. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to participate in this challenge. Each of them has shown a level of dedication, determination

Best Father in Suwanee Contest

We created the first-ever Best Father in Suwanee Contest, sponsored by Bear’s Best Atlanta and Bare Bones Steakhouse, to honor and show appreciation for all of the amazing fathers and father figures in our community. Meet Big Billy – 2018’s Best Father in Suwanee! Happy Father’s Day to every dad making a difference in the

Slow Pour Brewing Wins Georgia Brew Battle at 2018 Suwanee Beer Fest

Each year, Suwanee Beer Fest gives power to the people with its annual Georgia Brew Battle, where local breweries put their best beer forward to compete for the title of “Georgia’s Best Beer” and an engraved nameplate on the famous golden cup trophy. This year, festival attendees were each given a wooden token to use

‘I have completely reversed my diabetes diagnosis’

Thank you to Suwanee Magazine for this great opportunity. It has been life-changing for me. No matter what the results of the challenge, I’ve won. I received a call from my doctor’s office that I have completely reversed my diabetes diagnosis and am not even in the pre-diabetic range. I’ve lost 8 inches off of

‘It isn’t the end of my journey’

It may be the end of the Suwanee Magazine Get Fit Challenge, but it isn’t the end of my journey! I am so grateful to Suwanee Magazine for giving me this opportunity to get started on my path to returning to being fit and healthier. I also am grateful to Alloy Personal Training for Women

‘In the last 90 days, amazing things have happened’

Well, it has finally come to an end! It’s hard to believe that it’s been 90 days since we started the Suwanee Get Fit challenge. If you had told me in the beginning how much I would have enjoyed it, I probably would’ve called you a liar! After all, I wasn’t sure how much or

‘Good things come out of discomfort’

Being a lawyer is stressful. Part of the story behind my involvement in this Challenge is that the stresses of my job (the time, the effort, and the emotion) had consumed my life and my personal fitness had fallen by the wayside. For the first few years of my practice, I felt as though I

‘Fitness and health are linked to your mental well-being’

I just want to start off by saying how grateful I am to Suwanee Magazine for having this opportunity and to represent Stage 3 Fitness. I want to thank Angie for all her time and support as well as all the other trainers and people I workout with, as well as my husband and friends!

‘All good things must come to an end’

All good things must come to an end! This experience with #SuwaneeGetFit has been more than just a good experience, it has been AMAZING! It was everything I thought it would be and THEN SOME! I knew signing up for this challenge I wanted to get back to being healthy and being my best self,

Suwanee Magazine’s Father’s Day Contest

The entry deadline has passed. Thank you to all who entered. The winner will be announced in the May-June issue of Suwanee Magazine. Do you have an amazing dad or know an amazing dad that deserves to be recognized? Enter him into the Suwanee Magazine’s Father’s Day Contest, sponsored by Bare Bones Steakhouse in Buford! Simply

My New Fitness Family

For me, the results of this Challenge, and my experience at Crux Fitness, go way beyond the physical changes to my body — which have been significant and positive!  I’ve blogged previously about some of the positive changes in my mind-set and the education that have resulted from this Challenge. Another result of this Challenge

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Brand-Aid: Content is the Key

When done correctly, content marketing is an excellent, and potentially inexpensive, way to drive customers further down the sales funnel. By: ALICIA CARTER, Content Marketing Manager, Veugeler Design Group  Content marketing is a great option for many small businesses, but it’s typically underutilized by those who could benefit from it the most. Many of our


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Gwinnett’s Finest Roast & Toast

Gwinnett’s Finest Roast & Toast Honoring Gwinnett County Commission Chair, Charlotte Nash & Gwinnett Chamber President, Dr. Dan Kaufman   In the tradition of the iconic Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts of the 1970’s, we are about to turn up the heat on two of Gwinnett County’s most respected leaders as they will be on the receiving end

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