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They're the teachers, services, and experts who turned your baby steps into big kids' leaps.
Esther Ayers Green Girl Atlanta
It's so easy being green. Or it is when you have personal assistant and lifestyle tipster Esther Ayers in your corner. Book her for regular errands and household tips for creating a stress-free and ecofriendly life. Read more
My Green Girl Friday
Green Girl Atlanta Esther Ayers
Ladies in waiting have burned you in the past. (No need to rehash why the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker defriended you on Facebook. Ouch.)
Good thing you’ve got Green Girl Atlanta Esther Ayers’s number.
The Buckhead native worked for Harpo and L.A. talent agents before returning South to start her own personal assisting and lifestyle consulting biz.
Take her on for general errands — she’ll babysit, pet walk, and farmers market with the best of ’em. Enlist her ecoeye and skills to access recycling services, green-scape your lawn, or shop for nontoxic pet and kid toys.
In short, the girl never met a deliveryman, cable guy, or Container Store employee she didn’t like.
Your to-do list has never been happier not to see you.
Green Girl Atlanta (404-277-3715 or greengirlatlanta.com).
DJ DVA (David VanArsdale) Mobile DJ
Lucky for us, DJ David VanArsdale marches to the beat of his own turntables. Otherwise, we couldn't thank him for pop-up shows, midnight mash-ups, and so many hours spent dancing the night away. Read more
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
Mobile DJ David VanArsdale
There’s something irresistible about a DJ in hot pants. Especially when he’s spinning a Miami Sound Machine-Biggie-electronica mix atop a lifeguard stand on Krog.
That’s what mix master David VanArsdale will be doing this summer.
Fans know him as DVA or Beachtitti during the summer, when he plays bashes for Decatur Social Club, Faster Mustache, and Corndogorama. Now, catch him in guerrilla solo mode at random pop-up shows (or for hire) throughout Cabbagetown, Midtown, and South Fulton.
DVA’s tastes are eclectic — Purple Ribbon All-Stars’s “Kryptonite” over obscure French pop; Chromeo’s “Needy Girl” running into Salt-n-Pepa’s “Push It,” or a run of Marvin Gaye meshed with European dance music. His presentation? Unique. Yes, that’s Hawaiian Tropic you smell. Oil-soaked sheets laid over air vents is a scene-setting trademark, along with the Brazilian nut huggers.
Just keep your shorts on.
Cindy Klinger Healthy Kitchen Counselor
Holistic health counselor Cindy Klinger recalls a childhood spent finishing her own dinner, then popping into her dad's lap to polish off his, too. Today, she shares her passion for healthy food by helping clients make quality eating choices that improve their minds, bodies, and lives. Read more
Healthy Kitchen Counselor Cindy Klinger
You can pick your friends. And you can pick your nose. But you’d give up both if you could pick and stick to a healthier plan for eating and living.
Enter holistic health counselor Cindy Klinger. The former health mag writer’s take on food and lifestyle is a creative start to cleaning up your act.
Start with a free consult to discuss goals and eating habits. Next, schedule two monthly meetings at your home (pantry assessment and purging) or out on the town. Klinger’s got a knack for health food store tours, prescouting those in your hood to make lessons more like treasure hunts than science lectures.
And speaking of fun, Klinger uses clever distractions like giveaways and tasting exercises (ask her about a little game called The Breakfast Experiment) to help clients feel better from the inside out.
And that’s nothing to thumb your nose at.
Cindy Klinger (404-963-6126 or feedthesoulnutrition.com).