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BFA Technologies, Inc.

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Spotlight on Founder, Bob Garst with BFA Technologies: 

How long have you lived in Brookhaven?

I’m currently in my 21st year at Brookhaven, having purchased my home in April of 1993.

What does BFA stand for and why did you start it?
I developed an early passion for Apple and worked for Apple from 1989 – 1994. After 20 years in technology, I decided to follow my passion and founded Bob for Apples, Inc. in Oct. 2002. It’s a really fun name that brings about big smiles and everyone loves it. But due to some changes, we later formed a new company called BFA Technologies in 2009.

What was your Segway into the tech industry?
My very first job out of college was with Burroughs Corporation..imagine that? But my real “love” for technology came when my brother told me I needed to buy a Macintosh computer around 1987. I did, and the rest is history!

What is your favorite thing to do in Brookhaven ?
I love meeting and socializing with other Bookhaven folks at the local “watering holes”…including Hudson Grille, Pub 71 and Kaleidoscope etc.

Who are your clients and what is your primary focus? 
As a long time Apple authorized partner, BFA Technologies, Inc. focuses on providing on-site IT consulting services for both Apple-based technologies and solutions and Microsoft. Today, we have a tremendous focus on “mobile IT”, closely partnering with leading mobile solutions providers.

But BFA prides itself in working with both consumers and businesses, including SMB and enterprise. In 11 years, we’ve helped over 1,200 consumers and over 260 businesses.



Change and Results for the New Year


Brookhaven Fitness Studio

Provided by Brookhaven Fitness Studio 

Is health and fitness on your New Years resolution list?  If so, experiencing enduring RESULTS is the key to sustained motivation.  This sounds a bit backwards…doesn’t it?  We usually look for motivation in order to stay focused and work toward results.  The promise of quick results is usually motivating…The premise being that if we experience results quickly we remain motivated…at least until we plateau, regress and become discouraged.

For this coming year, we’d like to offer up a different twist on things:  First: find the key to enduring results….results that last and you can not only see but also feel in your body, and this will be your key to sustained motivation as fitness becomes a lifestyle.  So in effect we’re suggesting that you consider prioritizing another key goal first:  Changing your perspective.…and from this all else will follow!

The key to enduring results is in learning how to work with and not against your body.  We tend to think that we can outsmart our body and get quick results not realizing that these results are never enduring because the techniques we use have us competing against our body. There is an “intelligence” that governs the body and this intelligence “processes” and responds to what we feed or do with the body, based on its unique nature.  If we begin to think of the body as an intelligent mechanism we can then pay attention to what it tells us and align rather than “compete” with it in order to achieve a desired result.  Here are a few examples of activities that are out of alignment with the body’s nature and will sabotage your New Years resolution:

  • 100 calorie snack bags….loaded with preservatives and sugar that reek havoc on your digestive system, causing inflammation and sending you into sugar spikes that will make you even hungrier for more sweets.  Body goes into starvation mode and stores more fat!  Not all ’100 calorie snacks’ are created equal!
  • Longer runs or several workouts per day….won’t get you anywhere fast.  Stick to shorter runs as your body will plateau, crave muscle confusion less pounding on the joints, as well as more functional movement to be at its best and work its way to your ideal weight.
  • Calorie gauges on treadmills and elliptical machines….they trick you into thinking that you can replenish the number of calories expended, and then you proceed to try and trick your body by eating more…
  • Those diet soft drinks….have artificial sweeteners that trick your mind into thinking it needs more sweets, and contain chemicals that create a strong acidic environment (breading ground for disease!).  The empty calories make the body think it is starving and in response it holds on to calories and converts them to fat to compensate.

Interested in learning more about how to stop competing and start aligning with your body? Here’s a hint:  ”Nature” – move the way nature intended and ingest foods closest to their natural state.  But don’t hesitate to reach out for more info on achieving enduring results!

Our resolution for the New Year: to provide you with top notch Functional, Energizing and Nourishing programs for your fit and healthy lifestyles, along with the supportive environment and professional staff you’ve grown to enjoy and appreciate!

Wishing you a beautiful holiday and a fit and healthy New Year!

Rachel & Mauro

Your Beautiful Smile starts here in Brookhaven

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Windermere Orthodontics is happy to announce the grand opening of their newest location in Brookhaven.  Dr. Michael Gorlovsky is a highly trained Orthodontist specializing in Children and Adult treatment. You will feel right at home from the moment you walk through the door. Who said Orthodontic treatment can’t be fun? At the Brookhaven office you will watch movies in your beautiful open loft space while receiving orthodontic care.  Wow… we wish we knew Dr. Gorlovsky when we had to go to the Orthodontist.

No more embarrassing brackets or wires. Try clear aligners that gradually will straighten your smile more effectively and efficiently.     Dr. Gorlovsky is a certified Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider.  He is among the top 5% of Invisailgn Practitioners in the country who is highly skilled in treating patients with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.

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Not to mention their new state of the art technology called the CS 9300 system. Dr. Gorlovsky can now diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment with unprecedented confidence. Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, this 3D system utilizes cone beam CT technology and provides precise, crystal-clear digital images, while minimizing your exposure to radiation.

Call the office to schedule a complimentary consultation that includes a thorough examination. Remember it’s never too late to enjoy your smile.  Mention this ad and receive $1,000 off of a full treatment.  Location:  1418 Dresden Drive Suite 205   Atlanta, GA  30319 Phone:  678-279-5436





A little bit of Shanghai in Brookhaven

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When Atlanta native Ashley Logsdon ventured to China for the first time, she had no idea that it would change her life forever. During her time abroad she received an inspiration that would grow from a small pearl to an astounding 450 retail locations in only 5 years.

The culture and beauty she experienced in China gave rise to both the name and the unique nature of Dolma Jewelry. Samkidolma, the Tibetan Goddess of foresight, was the name given to Ashley during her travels abroad. This became the basis of the philosophy for the sisters of Dolma; Ashley and Shannon strive to look forward and create new, unique pieces that combine the classic beauty of pearls with their statement designs. The two women hand-select the pearls for their jewelry and journey back to China often to gather materials and illumination for their next beautiful necklace or bracelet.

Their jewelry ranges from formal to casual and classic to quirky—there is a piece to complete every ensemble. The sisters like to say that every woman is a pearl girl; there is something about pearls that brings out the elegance and power of a woman. They hope that each piece of inspired jewelry not only adds beauty to an outfit, but creates a connection between themselves, their customers, and the refinement of Eastern culture.

For your Around Brookhaven special:   Email to let them know you read their article on Around Brookhaven.  Dolma will send you a coupon code for 50 percent off!   To view their unique jewelry online.. and order here. 

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To view the history of Dolma, click here. 

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