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fab'rik founder shares her passion for fashion

fab'rik founder shares her passion for fashion

ATLANTA -- Many people dream of being their own boss, but struggle to make the leap.

Twelve years ago, Atlanta native Dana Spinola gathered the courage to turn her lifelong passion into a profession and opened her first clothing boutique, fab'rik.

"I get up early. I stay up late. My mind is always working," she said.

And it's perfectly understandable. Spinola has had a lot on her plate since starting fab'rik. She has since opened 21 boutiques and franchises. Her mission has always been frugal fashion -- less than $100 -- in a fun, inviting boutique environment.

Being your own boss can seem liberating, but many who make that leap say they end up working even more.

Winter Wonderland Bridal Ball comes to Emory in January

Winter Wonderland Bridal Ball comes to Emory in January

ATLANTA -- Plan the perfect 2013 wedding with the help of the Winter Wonderland Bridal Ball Expo, which will be at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in the new year.

The event will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Plenty of vendors, from dress designers to chefs, will be on-hand to show off their wares and offer samples. The first 100 brides-to-be in attendance will receive deluxe gift bags from Bloomingdale's.

Tickets for the expo are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. They guarantee admission to a 2 p.m. fashion show and entry into a 3 p.m. raffle. More than $10,000 in prizes will be given away, including a five-day honeymoon package to Mexico.

Learn more and buy tickets at bridalballatlanta.com.

The Emory Conference Center Hotel is located at 1615 Clifton Road NE.

ASCAP's Rhythm and Soul Team honors Atlanta female executives 'Behind the Music'

ASCAP's Rhythm and Soul Team honors Atlanta female executives 'Behind the Music'

ATLANTA -- On Thursday, October 18, from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) along with sponsor Rémy Martin V, presented its 4th annual ASCAP Presents… Women Behind the Music at Vanquish Lounge located 1029 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Emory History Minute: Hidden in the Eaves

Emory History Minute: Hidden in the Eaves

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university. Henry Hornbostel was hired in 1915 by Emory University to design its first buildings on the Druid Hills campus. He is the reason most buildings feature red-tile roofs and pink Georgia marble.  But, the architectural feature not often seen are tablets under the eaves of several buildings describing what is studied there. To see the entire collection of Emory History Minutes, log on to Emory Report's website at http://bit.ly/emoryhistoryminutes.  And for more information about Emory's 175th Anniversary, log on to http://www.emory.edu/175.

GLAM UP YOUR FEET! $15 = $30 worth of Custom Flip Flops from Bow Flip Flops

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BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores

BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of Neighborhood Thrift Stores for you to purchase some eccentric and timeless pieces.

In today’s economy, it’s important for shoppers to get the most bang for their buck and the thrift store is where you can do that. Open your mind fashionistas and fashionmistas, the thrift store isn’t only for those in need.

Want to do some shopping that’s good to your heart and your pockets? Visit the Attic Treasures Thrift Shop. This non-profit thrift shop is owned and operated by the Assistance League of Atlanta which helps senior citizens. The store sells gently used clothing, household items, books, jewelry and collectibles. Most items are priced between $3 and $10. The store is located at 3534 Broad Street in Chamblee.

Upscale boutique/thrift store Thrifty Finds has “raised the bar” for thrift stores in Atlanta.