A Day In The Life Of Atlanta Tastemaker Dr. April Spencer

By Lauren Finney Harden | March 5, 2020 | People

ATLAModLuxDrSpencer6342Edit35JK4HIGHRESPE.jpgDr. April Spencer is known for her eye-catching style at some of Atlanta’s best charity events, and this board-certified surgeon backs up her fashion sense with heavy-duty credentials. She is a leader in breast surgery at her Global Breast Health and Wellness Center known citywide for minimally invasive procedures. “My favorite part about what I do is having the privilege of navigating families through their breast cancer journey; inspiring them to view their cancer not as an obstacle, but as an opportunity to evolve from a place of fear, vulnerability and uncertainty to a state of clarity, peace and courage,” she says.

In case she doesn’t sound busy enough, Spencer also recently created Taylor Made Cosmetics, a “safe, simple, and sexy makeup and skincare line” she named after her daughter. Inspired by her patients—some of the lipsticks are even named after them—it’s an excellent alternative to the potentially cancer-causing cosmetics out there today. She also offers aesthetics such as CoolSculpting to help patients “become the very best version of themselves during and after treatment,” and is working on a book about the ABCs of breast cancer prevention—and working on creating and producing a show about breast cancer patients thriving. (Whew!) But the real feather in Spencer’s cap is a wellness retreat in Costa Rica for patients later this year; “It’s something women deserve and is long overdue. It’s an opportunity to have a truly transformative, healing environment... setting them up for sustainable success on their journey from breast health to best health.”

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7AM
SWEAT SESH

“I enjoy a PureBarre workout to get some mind-body decompression. I love how it gives me the energy and focus I need to face any day, especially before I head into surgery to operate, or to one of my two breast cancer clinics to do consultations.”

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1PM
LUXURY LUNCH

“Lunch at Le Bilboquet is followed by shopping with Maria Harper, the designer and stylist who created my orange ensemble.” The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

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4PM
SPA SENSATION

“I pop into the spa at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta.” 75 14th St. NE

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7Pm
MEMORABLE MEAL

“After taking my kids to their extracurricular activities, I return to The Shops Buckhead Atlanta for some live music, adult conversation and amazing cocktails, especially at American Cut or my new favorite, Le Colonial.”

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9PM
NIGHTCAP

“It’s time for cocktails and conversation at W Atlanta-Downtown.” 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.



Photography by: Patrick Heagney | iStock.com/1001nights | courtesy of Jamestown | iStock.com/PeopleImages | Kathryn Mccrary | Michael Kleinberg