Cocktail Hour

October 12, 2014

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I like a good mix… my style is an eclectic hodgepodge; I often enjoy a stiff and perfectly mixed cocktail; and when it comes to home decor I like a mix of  both vintage and new pieces.  Antiquing is one of my favorite weekend activities. A Saturday spent at an antique show is ideal… strolling through decades of history and rows of treasures. Thanks to esteemed editor and Southern C Summit connection Amy Flurry, I recently discovered a unique website that brings the antique mall to your laptop. Continue reading “Cocktail Hour” »

Tusk Chicago

September 22, 2014


I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Windy City lately for work and play… I try and pick a neighborhood to explore each trip and this past visit took me to Logan Square. While planning my short trip, I remembered an old friend of mine from college in Birmingham, Alabama now lived in Chicago and owned a boutique – two birds one stone. Continue reading “Tusk Chicago” »

Suds and Cheese

August 31, 2014

My new social media gig is pretty sweet…. I now work with the Upland Brewing Company here in Bloomington, Indiana. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer delving into the craft beer biz, attending lots of events to capture moments for social media. The first weekend of August, a few brewers and myself ventured north on an epic Wisconsin adventure including The Great Taste of the Midwest and a visit to the New Glarus Brewery.

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Lone Wolf

August 7, 2014

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When you see this sign… you have to go in. Continue reading “Lone Wolf” »

Monochrome Chicago

July 24, 2014

Spent the weekend wandering through The Windy City…


Photo: Ryan Hines

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Guest Post: Backroads of Georgia

July 17, 2014

Claire Cothren of Blueprints and Backpacks was my co-pilot during my days as an architectural surveyor at UGA Find It. We spent many long hours cruising around Georgia and documenting and photographing buildings, trying to convince people we were not tax accessors, and eating a lot of biscuits. She recently shared this post about some our favorite findings and lessons learned on the Georgia backroads. Enjoy!

Burgers and Dogs

July 14, 2014

Hamburgers and hot dogs are summer essentials. As an avid fan of both, I’ve put together a list of favorites down South.

The Varsity – Atlanta and Athens Georgia


75 years and still going… What’ll ya have? Continue reading “Burgers and Dogs” »

Happy Summer

June 21, 2014

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Whether at the beach, shopping around town, or on a road trip, my summer must have is a great pair of shades.  Currently coveting this polarized, graphic pair, Banks, from Warby Parker’s new Summer line. If you’re not familiar with Warby Parker, they offer sharp, stylish shades online at affordable prices and with every pair sold they provide a pair of glasses to someone in need. Win, win.

Other Warby Parker shades on my wishlist.
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Time to grab your shades and hit the road… Happy Summer!

A Weekend in the Classic City

June 18, 2014

A visit to Athens for me means lots of eating, shopping, and seeing old friends. Last month I ventured to Athens for a wedding/grad school reunion and soaked up as much of the Classic City as possible. It’s always hard to hit all of my  favorites, but I sure try.

Old favorites:

5&10 – Five Points

Everything at 5 & 10 is delicious… you cannot go wrong. I like to order a few appetizers to sample different flavors and save room for dessert. This trip my friend Katie and I were so hungry I forgot to take photos… shame on me.

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Cinco y Diez

June 5, 2014

After hearing about Chef Whitney Otawka’s latest endeavor at The Southern C Summit in Athens and months of drooling over her instagram feed, I finally visited her new restaurant, Cinco y Diez, in Athens, Georgia for brunch last month.

Cinco y Diez is the latest collaboration from Athens food authorities Hugh Acheson and Melissa Klegg. The two began their food journey together with the Athens landmark, The Last Resort Grill (another absolute must.) This round with head chef Whitney Otawka, Cinco y Diez serves up traditional southern foods inspired by flavors of the Americas in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood. Continue reading “Cinco y Diez” »

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