November Covers

Thursday, November 8, 2018



  • Keep your eye on the Instagram feed of Homes & Gardens for an inspiring mix of modern style and sophisticated European living

  • Read more from Marie Claire's in-depth feature on cover girl Gwyneth Paltrow

  • Watch a flip through video for a sampling of the forward thinking design you can expect in Elle Decoration's November issue

On The Market

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Two separate units located within Regents Park, an enclave of sophisticated residences steps from Peachtree Road, have hit the market. What caught my eye from the interior photos of both listings is the unmistakable mark of a masterclass in interior design. The designer responsible is one of the foremost talents of today, John Oetgen.

Mr. Oetgen excels at crafting a client room that balances at the intersection of distinctive contrasting characteristics. To me, his rooms radiate luxe and livability, include antiques & art that range from fine to familiar, enveloped in a style setting that can be old world to quite contemporary.

Unit 20 (pictured above) was featured in the February 2017 issue of Veranda and Unit 23 (pictured below) was published in the September/October 2017 of Southern Home.


*I written previously of Mr. Oetgen's work, here and here.

Thayer Gowdy

Monday, September 24, 2018

Thayer Gowdy
Image Seth Smoot

The Bolinas, CA home of photographer Thayer Gowdy is featured in the Fall 2018 issue of Domino magazine. Readers of this blog are familiar with Thayer, as I have posted about her & her work numerous times. And it seems fitting to be discussing Thayer now, as my 13th wedding anniversary is a week away and she shot our wedding day photos!

Domino includes the renovation details of Thayer's current abode in Bolinas. FB keeps Thayer & I connected, and she has been posting progress of her design transformation throughout the year. I can attest that this project has absolutely been a labor of love -- with the labor supplied by Thayer's talented friends.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, check out my previous post from 2014 highlighting Thayer's remodel of her San Fran home.

*Read more from Domino here.

On The Market

Thursday, September 13, 2018


The Butterfly art pieces are what caught my eye within this Peachtree Hills charmer.....  I knew I had seen them before! And it was at Sally King Benedict's gallery party last December. Such a fun & festive evening, featuring Sally's work and selections from her friends, including Jeannie Mills -- the owner of this 2 bedroom / 2 bath home.

My photo from the night of one of Jeannie's pieces below + listing info here

FYI, in Sally's newsletter sent out at the end of August, interior designer Beth Webb is taking over her ground floor gallery space and Sally will be opening a showroom on the 2nd floor of the building this month.

*Rizzoli extended me a copy, read my book review of Beth Webb's An Eye for Beauty here.


September Covers

Wednesday, September 12, 2018



  • Ruth Negga featured in and on the cover of Marie Claire



Ice Cream Tour : Inman Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018


Atlanta's oldest neighborhood, Inman Park, maintains its popularity due to a combination of defining features.....  Period architecture, a range of dining options to satisfy any culinary palate, accessibility to tree filled parks & paths, and the small town charm of streetside shopping.

What I have noticed recently is that Inman Park is your Ice Cream destination! There are seven, YES 7 scoop shops in like a mile of each other. Check out this ice cream tour.....  For me, each one offers hard to turn down delicacies, but Queen of Cream is my favorite!


  • Queen of Cream | My photo above of co-founder Cora Cotrim + written previously about here. Queen of Cream is the only ice cream parlor of this list that can boast that all of their flavors are made in house and on site. I love that they maintain a couple of fan favorite flavors on their menu but rotate in new monthly creations crafted from seasonal ingredients. Hands down, my go-to is Queen of Cream's Black Pearl -- vegan charcoal ice cream. Also, when you go, their ice cream sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies are mouth watering!

  • Jeni's Ice Cream | Located inside Krog Street Market, Jeni's sets the bar high for exceptional ice cream. I have a couple of favorites, but if you're looking for a dairy alternative without sacrificing taste, Jeni's Dark Chocolate Truffle made from coconut cream is decadent!

  • King of Pops | Yes, not technically ice cream, but an always satisfying cold treat! Step off the BeltLine at Elizabeth Street and step up to King of Pop's order window.

  • Ben & Jerry's | Open as of today and arguably can be credited with pushing standard flavors into a new level of deliciousness, with a healthy dose of humor mixed throughout.

  • Voga Italian Gelato | Nestled within Inman Quarter and offering a denser alternative to traditional ice cream.

  • Jake's Ice Cream | I'm dating myself, but I remember when Jake's first opened on Highland, at the intersection across from Highland Bakery. Jake's Ice Cream was ahead of its time in this city! Flavors are known for their catchy names with unexpected ingredients.

  • Butter & Cream | A longtime Decatur fixture, with an additional location in Roswell and a recently opened 3rd scoop shop near Studioplex with access to the BeltLine, Butter & Cream crafts their ice cream in small batches and offers classic flavors in a style reminiscent of old fashioned ice cream parlors.
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