June 9, 2011 Art Featured

Paul Newman has his own seat at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. The art space was originally opened in 1935 as a movie theatre and survived through the 60s. It fell into disarray until the Marietta, Ga., community rallied to reopen The Strand in 2008. Newman has a gold placard with his famous name as… Read more »

June 7, 2011 Featured Food

On a sunny day in the South no cocktail tastes quite as sweet as a mint julep. For the perfect recipe follow these concoction instructions. Pretty Southern Mint Julep: 2 oz. Kentucky Bourbon 1 oz. Simple Syrup — made by boiling 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water, and allowing it to cool before mixing… Read more »

June 6, 2011 Featured Music Variety

To live in Athens, Ga. means absorbing an unparalleled music scene. As any former or current resident knows, there are few such places in America. Any night of the week, an Athens local or University of Georgia Bullgog is privy a bevy of talent. Tons of artists got their start in this Southern college town:… Read more »

The definition of a gentleman in our modern times is debatable. Every person has their own perception of what a gentleman means. Common terms are polite, chivalrous, loving, compassionate, and if the gentleman is a Disney prince, he has to be handsome. In “Gone With the Wind” Margaret Mitchell discusses the concept of a gentleman…. Read more »

The best storyline of Gone With the Wind is neither about Scarlett O’Hara nor Rhett Butler — it’s the author Margaret Mitchell’s very own life story. Born in Atlanta on Nov. 8, 1900, Margaret Mitchell spent her childhood listening to the war stories of Confederate veterans. They told her everything about the Civil War except… Read more »

November 17, 2010 Featured

Our dear friend Hamilton Bridges lost his father on Wednesday, Nov. 17 2010. It’s been a blessing to know Hamilton. He and his wife MaryAnn are two of the most fabulous Atlantans. The most frustrating fact is that there really isn’t anything we can do to help our friends except to be there to comfort,… Read more »