Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ NYC and Europe/US Travel Updates

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

NYC: There’s been a lot of talk and speculation about NYC and the future of their city’s tourism.  A little too much doom and gloom for me!  Yes, NYC will be different, but we are dealing with an entire post-Covid world of “different”.  Not a reason to take NYC off your list! … Read More »

Kim McGrady ….Let’s honor him with white mailbox ribbons

by Audra Hurston Anders for The Aha! Connection

As I type these words, I’m sitting in a beach chair under an umbrella listening to the Sea Grove beach waves.  To my left is an enormous red waving flag.  I will forever think of Kim McGrady whenever I see red beach flags.  I’ve known Kim’s wife since high school and attended Auburn University with both Kim and Leigh Anne.  … Read More »

Books Audra is taking to the beach……36 books on my “short list” plus a few giveaways!

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I can not really pinpoint why, but I haven’t been reading much lately.   However, I think I’m getting a message from above to pick up my Kindle or even a real book.   I’m seeing so many emails, Facebook posts, app alerts and magazine articles about books to read.   … Read More »

Lately at Lunch with Lauren:

Recent excerpts from our Lunch with Lauren Facebook Group by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

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3/31:  It seems like a good day for melted cheese.

3/30:  I feel like people don’t use polenta enough as a side dish. Instant polenta takes about three minutes to cook. If you get it precooked, in the tubes, it actually takes longer but you less likely to burn yourself on bubbling molten polenta.… Read More »

Team Building with Taste ~ Such a fun night out making Tapas!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I have been so very fortunate to have been given several opportunities lately to visit local businesses and participate in fun programs that are still “social-distance friendly”.  Last week was no exception.  This time, Peggy and I decided to take my hubby with us!  We laughed, learned, laughed more, chopped, laughed, sauteed, sneaked bites of Manchego cheese, laughed, cooked, ate and laughed even more!… Read More »

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Travel Tuesday with Danielle: Travel Insurance • Hawaii • Mexico • Glamping • Cruises

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

Allianz Travel Insurance adds epidemic and Covid-19 coverage to its travel insurance products.  This should help travelers feel more comfortable when booking that next trip!  Click here  or use the box below for an Allianz quote for your upcoming vacation.  

What you need to know about traveling to Hawaii during Covid. … Read More »

Dunwoody Baptist Church – Construction Update!

Note from Audra: 

Dunwoody Baptist Church was purposely built on a busy corner and they have been working hard for over a year to “plant a tree for future generations to sit in the shade”. Many Dunwoodians attend church at DBC but even more play ball there, take music lessons there, attend preschool there etc. But EVEN MORE ride by DBC every day and have probably been wondering what’s going on with the construction!… Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Belize and Iceland Open To Vaccinated Travelers!  Greece hoping to open to the U.S. in mid-May!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

As more and more people become vaccinated, the interest in travel continues to climb.  Over the next couple of months, you will begin to see more countries open to vaccinated travelers.  Make sure to read each country’s requirements carefully before booking your flights!  Also, remember currently U.S.… Read More »

From Cutie Pies to Residential Real Estate with a stop or two in between – Audra’s chat with Kerry Arias

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Do y’all remember the charming boutique Cutie Pies that used to be in Dunwoody Village?  They carried the most adorable children’s clothing.  Who could forget when they offered Easter Portraits with baby ducklings?!  Sadly Cutie Pies closed in the summer of 2014 so the owners could focus on their family.Read More »

Audra’s YouTube Tour of a Newly Constructed Home in Dunwoody – with Karen and Polly!

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My ties to Karen Cannon Realtors run deep.  Foodie Patty and Karen were Branches neighborhood girlfriends.  I believe I actually first met Karen at Patty’s 40th birthday party.  Patty would have been 54 this year.  Polly Frederick is one of Karen’s top agents and has been one of my best friends since we were pregnant with our now almost twenty-year-olds! … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Ski resorts are extending their closing dates!!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

Spring skiing is shaping up to be excellent!  Most resorts are extending their closing dates!!

Spring skiing in April can often be a gamble, which is not a risk many want to take considering the cost of a ski vacation.  If there was ever a year to use your spring break week for a ski vacation, this is the year! … Read More »

Audra’s Visit to The Suits Team ~ 9 Moms working together 24/7 to get their clients in homes they love to live in!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’d like to introduce you to one of our newest Aha! Connection clients, Madalyn Suits.   Madalyn recently invited me to her Keller Williams office at Town Brookhaven.  Her beautiful office space is located towards the back of the Town Brookhaven development just before you get to the now closed CinéBistro and is on the second floor above the retail area. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ FLIGHT DEALS FOR SUMMER 2021

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

Last week’s Travel Tuesday was focused on the Top 10 Summer Vacation Ideas!  This week let’s take a look at those flights and see if we can find some deals!  There is no question that pricing is down, but as usual, the more flexible you are with dates the better prices you will find. … Read More »

AR Worskshop in Chamblee ~ I love this place and can’t wait to go back again and again!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Peggy sent me this link and said Melissa Martin had reached out to us inviting us to come check out AR Workshop in downtown Chamblee.  I immediately responded yes, yes, yes, when can we go?  Peggy, Lauren, and I scheduled as quickly as we could and had our team building workshop date on March 3rd.   … Read More »

School, Disrupted: Rediscovering the Joy of Learning in a Pandemic-Stricken World

The COVID-19 pandemic forced students, teachers, and parents to change their ways of doing things almost overnight as schools closed and learning went online. The situation left everyone scrambling – and often grumbling about the limited learning taking place under this hasty reinvention of how schools operate.

But despite all the downsides, could this moment of school upheaval also be an opportunity to transform the nation’s education system into something better?… Read More »