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Where are they now?

Catching up with some of our favorite people (and a horse!) who have graced the cover of Suwanee Magazine over the years. By: Lizzy Kidney, Angela Veugeler and Alicia Carter It’s hard to believe that we’re celebrating 10 years with this issue. Suwanee Magazine made its debut with the November/December issue in 2010 with Kyle


What’s Brewing: Indio Brewing

Jonathan Martinez brings the craft beer scene to Sugar Hill’s SHINE District By: Lizzy James | Photos by Karl Lamb Jonathan Martinez has officially made his dreams of opening a brewery a reality. Marking himself as the first Hispanic to open a brewery in Georgia, Martinez is not only breaking down barriers but also pushing


Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: What are negative interest rates and how could they affect my investment funds? A: Incredibly, there are over 14 trillion dollars of negative interest rate government bonds held by investors around the world today.1 That means instead of receiving interest payments as an inducement to purchase

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Sugar Hill’s Perazim Clothing + Lifestyle Boutique is Designed with Women in Mind

Perazim Clothing + Lifestyle Boutique opened its doors to local style enthusiasts in may. Perazim is conveniently located in downtown Sugar Hill’s E-Center and features exclusive clothing, handcrafted jewelry, ethically made leather goods, and heartfelt gifts. Sheila and Lora, a mother-daughter team, created the store with the purpose of empowering women with confidence to look

The Big T’do

North Gwinnett Schools Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser Impacts Local Students in a Big Way By: Angela Veugeler Suwanee consistently tops national lists as one of the best places to live or raise a family (Money Magazine 2014, Kiplinger.com). With the many parks, Suwanee Town Center, Suwanee Creek Greenway, affordable living and proximity to Atlanta, it’s no

Highlights of the Season: 5 Must-Try Wines at the 2019 Suwanee Wine Fest

Block out your calendar, because Suwanee Wine Fest returns to Town Center Park on November 2nd, and the wine experts at Beverage SuperStore have hand-selected more than 150 wines for attendees to try at the seventh annual event. Festival organizers are working hard to curate an incredible wine list featuring an array of this year’s

Inspire Your Kids’ Love of Learning

Inspire Your Kids’ Love of Learning By: Laura Lebovitz | LAMFT at Grow Counseling It is so great to see your kids light up with joy when they master a new task or figure out why something works for the first time. When you see your kids get excited about learning, you can’t help but feel

Effectively Treating Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is like any other important health-related issue — it should not be neglected. Did you know that hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in our country, affecting 30 to 48 million Americans? It is estimated that one in three people older than 65 are affected by hearing loss. By:

Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS One possibility is a charitable gift annuity. It may help provide benefits for you and for a charity of your choice, a possible win-win. If you still need income during retirement but are willing to leave some or all your remaining assets at death to a charity,

Currently Loving: September/October

Snapshots of the food, shops, events and more we’re loving around town. Best BLT I visited Café Amico at Suwanee Town Center on a recent weekday afternoon and while the café is known for its coffee drinks, I decided to indulge in one of the sandwiches on the brunch menu. The BLT was served on

Restaurant Spotlight: Simply Done Donuts

Duluth’s Simply Done Donuts packs big flavor into bit-size packages. By: Alicia Carter | Photos Courtesy Simply Done Donuts and ATLYS MEDIA A lot of people dream about quitting their 9-to-5 to pursue their passion, but very few people actually act upon it. After all, it’s risky, and not to mention scary, to venture out on your

Brewery Spotlight: Six Bridges Brewing

Father-son duo bring their shared passion for beer to Johns Creek with Six Bridges Brewing By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Karl Lamb The longtime dream of Charles and Clay Gridley has grown into Georgia’s first father-son owned brewery. Six Bridges Brewing features open ceilings, a long bar with plenty of seating, and large communal tables

Suwanee Wine Fest returns!

Save the date: The 7th annual Suwanee Wine Fest returns to Town Center Park this November! Wine lovers will once again have the opportunity to spend the day sampling wines from all over the world as Beverage Superstore has hand-selected more than 150 premium wine selections to create a tasting experience that everyone will enjoy. Several

Best Wings in Suwanee

Last year we took on the challenge of finding the best tacos and margaritas in Suwanee, but this year we decided to spice things up and tasked ourselves with finding Suwanee’s best chicken wing. By: Lizzy Kidney | Photos by Karl Lamb THE CONTEST: Suwanee Magazine invited local restaurants with chicken wings on their menu

Sippin’ in the Sun!

During the warmer months, lighter reds, rosé and white wines take center stage By: Maurie Collins, CEO and Co-Founder of Sip Happens Wine Shoppe When looking for white wines that pair perfectly with the outdoors, well, the world is your oyster! Choose varietals that are clean and crisp with great acidity or minerality. Sparkling wines

iCan Bike Comes to Suwanee

The Guide Project, a local nonprofit that helps find inclusive activities for people living with disabilities, brings iCan Bike Gwinnett to Suwanee. By: Alicia Carter | Photos Courtesy The Guide Project Becoming a parent is filled with many joys, some fears, and a whole lot of love. Becoming a parent of a child with special

Website Design Do’s and Don’ts

Technology is a fickle thing — one minute you’re chugging along on cruise control in the HOV lane, bypassing the poor souls stuck in rush-hour traffic, and the next minute you’re failing to merge back into the main lanes after a sudden road closure. By: Alicia Carter Even digital marketing professionals can sometimes have trouble

Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: How long should I wait to see if a new product or service will be a financial success, before I invest? A: Much less than in the past. A challenge that we face today as investors is that the time frame cycle for new investments keeps

Business Spotlight: Suwanee Sports Academy

Suwanee’s premier multi-sports complex is in the business of building confidence. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Karl Lamb There’s a palatable kinetic energy at Suwanee Sports Academy. Not only is it present in the motion of the players on the court, but it’s also apparent in the drive of its leadership, who facilitate a

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Currently Loving

Snapshots of the food, shops, events and more we’re loving around town. Family-Friendly Holiday Evening I’m looking forward to taking my kiddos to Suwanee’s annual Holly Jolly Day. Town Center is the perfect backdrop for a festive holiday evening, and my kids will love the crafts, s’mores and the annual lighting of the tree, not


Teaching Children the Importance of Giving During the Holidays

The holiday season is a perfect time of year for all of us to take a step back and reflect on everything we have to be grateful for. We are so fortunate to have our health, loving family and friends around us, and a place and community to call home. It can bring such great

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Leaving its Marc

Château Élan’s Southern-inspired bar and chophouse, Marc Bar & Restaurant, gets a revamp By: Natalie Stubbs | Photos by Chateau Elan Beautifully nestled on 3,500 acres in Braselton, Georgia, lies one of metro Atlanta’s most treasured destinations, Château Élan Winery & Resort. Open to the public since 1985, Château Élan has been pleasing the palates

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