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Marina I. Jokic

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Q-Zeens Catering is a Cut Above the Rest Q-Zeens Catering is a Cut Above the Rest

By Marina I. Jokic

One of Atlanta's elite caterers, Q-Zeens stands apart from the rest. Their secret to culinary excellence is making nearly all of their dishes from scratch. The company swears by fresh, local ingredients and an innovative approach to international cuisine.

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C&S Chowder House Brings Authentic New England Fare to Georgia C&S Chowder House Brings Authentic New England Fare to Georgia

By Marina I. Jokic

Bringing classic Northeastern seafood fare to Roswell, Georgia, C&S Chowder House brims with New England charm and sophistication. Clad in warm mahogany tones and dim lighting, the restaurant serves the freshest local seafood in town.

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Alacarte Catering Brings on the Flavor Alacarte Catering Brings on the Flavor

By Marina I. Jokic

Catering to the greater Atlanta metro area, Alacarte Catering is no stranger to going against the grain. A full-service caterer, Alacarte specializes in elegant world cuisine at affordable prices.

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Bliss Mama Wellness Nurtures Healthy Mothers Bliss Mama Wellness Nurtures Healthy Mothers

By Marina I. Jokic

Bliss Mama Wellness is a locally owned spa in Cumming, Georgia that offers massage, skincare, and yoga lessons tailored to relieve a variety of physical conditions. The spa's female-only team of therapists specializes in pregnancy and fertility bodywork among others.

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Sweet Magnolia Catering Brings Modern Gastronomy to Classic Dishes Sweet Magnolia Catering Brings Modern Gastronomy to Classic Dishes

By Marina I. Jokic

Sweet Magnolia Catering in Atlanta grew out of a simple concept: transforming traditional dishes according to the latest culinary trends while respecting classical techniques. Chef Richard Mayo toes the line of great culinary tradition but is not afraid to think outside the box.

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Truth in Motion Yoga Puts Good Health within Reach Truth in Motion Yoga Puts Good Health within Reach

By Marina I. Jokic

Truth in Motion Yoga was born out of Irina Walton's desire to find relief from a chronically weak immune system and asthma attacks. Today, the studio is a beacon of hope for its practitioners, whether they want to strengthen the body or mind.

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Bread & Butterfly Brings All-day French Fare to Atlanta Bread & Butterfly Brings All-day French Fare to Atlanta

By Marina I. Jokic

Bread & Butterfly in Atlanta, Georgia is a bakery and restaurant rolled into one delicious European-inspired culinary experience. From the moment its doors open in the morning to the late evening hours, the staff works tirelessly to deliver the most succulent and authentic bites of French cuisine.

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Sample Farm to Table Southern Local Fare at Dovetail Sample Farm to Table Southern Local Fare at Dovetail

By Marina I. Jokic

An homage to the rustic, agrarian cuisine of the South, Dovetail has been praised as one of Macon's best restaurants.

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Home.Made Gives New Meaning to Southern Comfort Foods Home.Made Gives New Meaning to Southern Comfort Foods

By Marina I. Jokic

Located in Athens, Georgia, Home.Made is a gourmet catering service with a restaurant arm. A brick-and-mortar business with a devoted following, Home.Made is the brainchild of owner and chef Mimi Maumus.

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The Retreat of Southern Bridle Farms Raises the Ante among Wedding Venues The Retreat of Southern Bridle Farms Raises the Ante among Wedding Venues

By Marina I. Jokic

The Retreat of Southern Bridle Farms in Perry, Georgia is a Southern plantation style wedding and event venue beautifully preserved through the ages. Offering overnight luxury accommodations, full-service wedding coordination, and a gourmet restaurant, Southern Bridle Farms is a notch above the rest.

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Body Flo Studio: At the Cutting Edge of Pilates Instruction Body Flo Studio: At the Cutting Edge of Pilates Instruction

By Marina I. Jokic

If you are looking for a fitness salon that specializes specifically in Pilates, then consider Body Flo Studio in Watkinsville, Georgia. Owner and trainer Diannah Williams helps her clients build strength, balance, and endurance through the rigorous practice of Pilates.

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Michael's Photography: Creating Fine Art Photographs and Portraits Since 1980 Michael's Photography: Creating Fine Art Photographs and Portraits Since 1980

By Marina I. Jokic

Michael Drewitz has been a professional photographer for years, eventually opening his private business in 1980, Michael's Photography. Drewitz develops black and white and color images and creates them using the latest digital technology tools.

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Catch 22 Gastropub Churns Out Best Craft Beer and Unique Eats Catch 22 Gastropub Churns Out Best Craft Beer and Unique Eats

By Marina I. Jokic

Catch 22 Gastropub delivers a distinctive lineup of craft beers, tapping local producers for their best brews. A selective menu of American classics and some first-rate whiskeys make Catch 22 a must-visit destination.

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Immerse Yourself in SpaDreams Day Spa's Beauty Treatments Immerse Yourself in SpaDreams Day Spa's Beauty Treatments

By Marina I. Jokic

The staff at SpaDreams Day Spa in Marietta knowa how to pamper its clients. The services menu includes therapeutic massages, deep facials, microdermabrasion, depilation, and everything else you need to look and feel beautiful.

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A New Way to Sweat While Having Fun with Yoga Pilates Barre A New Way to Sweat While Having Fun with Yoga Pilates Barre

By Marina I. Jokic

Grace Barron has been an avid yoga instructor for many years. Opening her own studio, Yoga Pilates Barre in Watkinsville, she focuses her energy on teaching her students how to fall in love with all kinds of movement.

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From Classic to Contemporary Plays, Theatre Macon Has It All From Classic to Contemporary Plays, Theatre Macon Has It All

By Marina I. Jokic

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Macon, Georgia, Theatre Macon was established in 1985. It puts on small and large performances, and provides education and training in acting, play writing, and production techniques.

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Elks Aidmore Rebuilds Lives One at a Time Elks Aidmore Rebuilds Lives One at a Time

By Marina I. Jokic

Based in Conyers, Georgia, Elks Aidmore specializes in offering families educational instruction, affordable housing, GED and vocational training, counseling, health and wellness, and sporting facilities.

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From Residential to Commercial Projects, Feel Secure with Fox Fence Company From Residential to Commercial Projects, Feel Secure with Fox Fence Company

By Marina I. Jokic

The Fox Fence Company in Marietta, Georgia, a family-owned fence business, has been serving the Atlanta Metro community since 1990.

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524 Creative: Reinvigorating Brands and Creating Winning Strategies  524 Creative: Reinvigorating Brands and Creating Winning Strategies

By Marina I. Jokic

524 Creative marshals the talents of seasoned marketing and branding professionals to create integrated solutions for various clients across the country.

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Innovative Individual and Group Training at Bodyplex Fitness Innovative Individual and Group Training at Bodyplex Fitness

By Marina I. Jokic

Founded and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Bodyplex sports sixteen locations across Georgia and Puerto Rico.

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Elle Golden Photography Guides Clients from Photoshoots to Superb Prints Elle Golden Photography Guides Clients from Photoshoots to Superb Prints

By Marina I. Jokic

Elle Golden Photography in Bethlehem, Georgia specializes in weddings and portraits, capturing the milestones in people's lives as well as more ordinary subjects.

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Healing Through the Power of Massage at Paulding County's Relax2Heal Healing Through the Power of Massage at Paulding County's Relax2Heal

By Marina I. Jokic

Relax2Heal Massage, owned and run by Christine Moos, is a mobile massage therapy service headquartered in Paulding County, Georgia and serving metro Atlanta.

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A Balanced Diet of Exercise at Peachtree City's CrossFit PTC A Balanced Diet of Exercise at Peachtree City's CrossFit PTC

By Marina I. Jokic

CrossFit, an innovative workout program, has expanded exponentially within the last twelve years, going from thirteen locations in 2005 to over ten thousand worldwide today.

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Experts and Novices Alike Stop by Aztec Cycles before Hitting the Road Experts and Novices Alike Stop by Aztec Cycles before Hitting the Road

By Marina I. Jokic

Aztec Cycles has been serving the biking community in Conyers, Georgia through providing expert and affordable repairs, a slew of information, and free bike safety checks. Michelle Dunbar, co-owner at Aztec, opened the shop together with her husband, who has been working with bicycles for over thirty years. Aztec Cycles can repair a wide range of bike models and thrives on repeat customers.

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Ameer's is Bringing the Mediterranean Diet to Atlanta Ameer's is Bringing the Mediterranean Diet to Atlanta

By Marina I. Jokic

Ameer's Mediterranean Grill specializes in authentic Mediterranean food, and has been thriving. The Owner hopes that people will learn to love his cooking, learn more about his traditional cuisine, and eat healthy.

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Shattering Vegan Food Myths at Atlanta's Herban Fix Shattering Vegan Food Myths at Atlanta's Herban Fix

By Marina I. Jokic

Herban Fix in Atlanta does not see itself simply as just another vegan restaurant. Rather, it considers itself a catalyst behind the healthy-eating movement that has become a major trend in the industry.

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An Extravagant and Affordable Breakfast at Atlanta's Egg Harbor Cafe An Extravagant and Affordable Breakfast at Atlanta's Egg Harbor Cafe

By Marina I. Jokic

In its third generation, Egg Harbor Cafe is a family-owned and operated gourmet breakfast restaurant that has grown to nineteen locations spread across Wisconsin, Illinois and Georgia.

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Capturing Memories with Erica Aitken Photography Capturing Memories with Erica Aitken Photography

By Marina I. Jokic

Erica Aitken has been a professional photographer for over seven years. Opening her own business, Eric Aitken Photography, in Atlanta, Georgia, was a decisive moment in her career, giving her the opportunity to forge lasting relationships with many clients.

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Folks are Enjoying Every Bite at Fussell Cake Company Folks are Enjoying Every Bite at Fussell Cake Company

By Marina I. Jokic

Using fresh and local ingredients, Fussell Cake Company strives to create diversity in flavor as well as culinary artistry.

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Attempt to Master the Body and Mind at Hotlanta Yoga Attempt to Master the Body and Mind at Hotlanta Yoga

By Marina I. Jokic

After years of traveling around the world with her partner and fellow yogi, Hilliard decided it was time to plant her roots and settle down with her own hot yoga studio.

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Dance Your Way to Health at Atlanta's Valeo Dance Fitness Studio Dance Your Way to Health at Atlanta's Valeo Dance Fitness Studio

By Marina I. Jokic

With dance fitness enjoying high popularity in recent years, people are flocking to Valeo to improve their strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination to heart-pumping tunes.

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AWARE Wildlife Center Nurtures and Rehabilitates Georgia's Injured Native Animals AWARE Wildlife Center Nurtures and Rehabilitates Georgia's Injured Native Animals

By Marina I. Jokic

The aptly called AWARE Wildlife Center in Conyers, Georgia has been caring for injured and orphaned wildlife and teaching people since 2006.

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Delivering a World-Class Education at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Delivering a World-Class Education at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

By Marina I. Jokic

The boarding school experience can be a deeply rewarding one for students and faculty. The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia strives to expose students not just to an exceptional curriculum delivered by expert instructors, but also to teach them important life skills.

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ART Station Celebrates Over 30 Years of Providing Quality Art Programs to Stone Mountain ART Station Celebrates Over 30 Years of Providing Quality Art Programs to Stone Mountain

By Marina I. Jokic

ART Station in Stone Mountain, Georgia is a nonprofit, professional arts center that brings theater, music, dance, visual, and literary arts to the public. It is a theater company and arts organization rolled into one.

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Creekside United Invites the Cumming Community to Renew Their Relationship with the Christian Faith Creekside United Invites the Cumming Community to Renew Their Relationship with the Christian Faith

By Marina I. Jokic

Kelly Beckley, Associate Pastor at the Creekside United Methodist Church in Cumming, Georgia, explains the mission and activities of her congregation. The church serves not only as a community of like-minded believers, but also as a powerful social agent that provides much needed spiritual and material assistance to the city's residents.

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A Religious Journey in Johns Creek at Perimeter Church A Religious Journey in Johns Creek at Perimeter Church

By Marina I. Jokic

Piety is an important part of many people's lives, and the church they attend, a central facet of their identity. One such place of worship is the Perimeter Church in Johns Creek, Georgia.

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Caring for Your Pet: Senoia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort Caring for Your Pet: Senoia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort

By Marina I. Jokic

People love their pets, and when they have to leave them in the care of someone else, they want to be sure they are choosing the right caregiver. A fully equipped hospital facility as well as a pet resort, Senoia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort has captured area pet owners' trust.

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A Trolley Ride through Marietta's History A Trolley Ride through Marietta's History

By Marina I. Jokic

The Historic Marietta Trolley Co. offers one-hour, fully narrated exploration tours of the historic Georgian city. Experience rich heritage, from the vibrant Downtown Square, past grand antebellum homes, to the battlegrounds at Kennesaw Mountain.

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Marina I. Jokic is a Staff Writer at Georgia State Homes.

Marina Jokic holds a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in Russian and East European studies, a master's in Buddhist studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a master's in Sustainability and Environmental Management, also from Harvard. Marina is interested in writing, research, science, and the environment- and loves hiking and canoeing.