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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Work

My latest published piece is included in the Fall issue of Cottage Country.....  I focus on Kendra Williams, writer of the DIY blog, Momtique. Kendra has filled her home with vintage finds that she has reinterpreted into her signature decor style through new upholstery and finishes, infusing instant charm to her interiors. Pick-up a copy today to read/learn more.....

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Pre-Order 'Live At Sweet Briar College'

OK Y'all.......   'Dave Matthews Live At Sweet Briar College' is now available for pre-order! This is an acoustic performance held in Sweet Briar's dell during my senior year, on the prettiest Spring day, 4.14.96. Read more about the details from my previous post here.

Go ahead and order the 2 disc set, plus a custom T-Shirt designed with our college mascot, the Vixen >>> Check Out The Track List:

1. One Sweet World
2. Crash Into Me
3. Little Thing
4. Dancing Nancies
5. #41
6. Recently
7. Typical Situation
8. Jimi Thing
9. Two Step
10. The Best Of What’s Around
11. The Song That Jane Likes
12. Say Goodbye
13. Blue Water
14. What Would You Say

1. Pay For What You Get
2. Lie In Our Graves
3. Granny
4. Warehouse
5. Angel From Montgomery
6. Seek Up
7. I’ll Back You Up
8. #36
9. Satellite
10. Tripping Billies
11. So Much To Say
12. Ants Marching
13. All Along The Watchtower

*The absolute sweetest part of this CD release, Dave Matthews will donate net proceeds from the sale to Sweet Briar. Many thanks to David and Fenton, and everyone helping to make this possible!

Sweet Like Candy To My Soul
Sweet You Rock And Sweet You Roll

'Dave Matthews Live At Sweet Briar College' / 4.14.96


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Variety Playhouse

In the Fall of 2015, one of my favorite music venues here in town, Variety Playhouse, was sold by its former owner Steve Harris (who opened Variety in 1990 in a space that was previously the Little Five Points neighborhood's original movie theater) to Agon Sports and Entertainment. Agon, which also owns the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA, immediately announced plans for a complete overhaul of the space, tapping architecture firm Perkins+Will for their expertise with the $1 million renovation project. Redesign details published in the AJC include:

  • Both bars will be expanded. The downstairs bar will receive an opening to allow fans waiting in line to see through to the stage, while the upstairs watering hole will grow longer, with room for two or three bartenders instead of the usual single soul.
  • A side bar that is never active will become the new merchandise area.
  • The flooring near the front of the stage will be dug down about a foot and a half to even out what is frequently the “standing room” or “dance floor” area so that patrons seated in the middle of the theater can view the stage unobstructed.
  • The permanent seats — about 300 downstairs — will be replaced with movie-theater-style chairs similar to what is currently in place. And yes, those plastic seats trotted out and placed in the wings for fully seated shows will be swapped out for something more visually appealing.
  • The balcony seats, which are newer, will remain in their current state. The balcony will also be moved forward slightly, and more air conditioning will be installed upstairs and in the lobby.

I'm on the email newsletter list for Variety Playhouse and have been looking forward to receiving the posts with photos of the interior's transformation process.....  Check out below the progress. Variety Playhouse is due to be back open in the Fall, with Tycho scheduled to play on September 28th.

*Images Variety Playhouse

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ADAC Event

Tomorrow, Wednesday July 13th, ADAC is hosting Jason Dominy for a detailed conversation on social media. Within this rapidly changing must-have business tool, Jason shares his extensive skill set for successfully furthering your brand and pinpointing effective social media platforms for connecting with customers. Sign up info here.

*Read more about Jason from our Q&A here.....  He is included in my 'Spotlight Series' from 2014.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

CL Decor : Nantucket Inspired

This quintessential Nantucket charmer (photo top left) has recently hit the market.....  It's located in the heart of 'Sconset Village and is a 1 bed / 1 bath home -- approximately 692 square feet. The jewel box size got me inspired to look on my local Craigslist for pieces that I find would make perfect additions to include within the decor. I kept my eye out for lighter designed furnishings -- open arms, pedestal stlyle tables -- 1 or 2 focal point pieces, various wood & light reflecting finishes, natural materials and creamy color tones for accessories & fabrics. You have to dig a little, but Craigslist can really be a gold mine! Links below.....

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Stylish 4th

Happy 4th of July!......  I couldn't resist posting Rebecca de Ravenel 'Les Bonbons' Earrings (above) that are all-the-rage this Summer!! Rebecca has such incredible style......  Everyone flipped for her NYC apartment, refined island vibe meets crisp blue & white, when it was featured in Vogue in 2013. She extended a similar interior design style to her LA home, featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Domino. And I've seen her 'Les Bonbons' Earrings, hand embroidered and featherweight, in House Beautiful May 2016, Veranda July/August 2016 and Town & Country August 2016.

*FYI, designer/artist and all around stylesetter Kate Schelter (who I think is the bee's knees) created Rebecca's logo on her website.....  Included below is one of Kate's very patriotic watercolor illustrations.

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

2016 Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt

OK Y'all.....  Pictured above are the 5 design finalists for the Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt. The 'Peachtree' is Atlanta's annual 4th of July tradition and the coveted prize for running is receiving the T-Shirt at the finish line.....  Be sure to watch tomorrow and see which design wins!
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Friday, July 1, 2016

July Covers

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

On The Market

The home of Atlanta based stylesetters, Courtney and Randy Tilinski, is on the market.....   The couple have owned for a number of years the go-to home furnishings store, Bungalow Classic. Interior images of this Westside charmer were featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, August 2015 issue. Photos above & below.....

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