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Atlanta Tour Guide with Sarah Winchester
Our dear friend and studio-mate, Sarah Winchester, happens to be from Atlanta. She was the perfect person to give us some insider tips on what to do when you are in ATL. Eating is always the most important thing to us. Here is where Sarah says to take a seat: 1. ROSEBUD: (Virginia-Highlands/Morningside) This great little neighborhood restaurant has some of the best food in the city with many farm-to-table selections. In fact there is a farmers market every Saturday in their parking lot where the purchase most of their food. I use to live right down the street from Rosebud and would seriously eat there at least once a week. The enchanted mountain springs trout is my favorite dish in the whole world!!!! Photo via Atlanta Events. Check out this post on her brunch at Rosebud. 2. TWO URBAN LICKS (Midtown/PonceyHighlands) Very cool, big warehouse restaurant. Great food with a little southern fire to it. The restaurant also showcases a gorgeous, huge Todd Murphy painting. Todd Murphy is on of my favorite painters and I swear one day I will have one hanging in my home. Photo via Todd Murphy 3. YOFORIA: (Virginia-Highlands/Morningside) – another neighborhood favorite and right across the street from Rosebud. WAAAAYYYY better than Pinkberry and with only 5 grams of sugar and ounce you can eat your heart out. Photo via Yelp.com 4. HORSERADISH GRILL (Buckhead) – Even though it is technically in Buckhead it is tucked away in a beautiful neighborhood setting. A favorite for years of my whole family (we held my mothers 60th birthday there) it is across from the beautiful Chastain horse stables. A little country club chic and a little casual southern elegance, this place it perfect for any group. They have a killer trout dish as well and a lovely outdoor patio. Photo via...
Frankly My Dear… a free desktop
In 1936 Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind, the story of Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction. She tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to come out of the poverty she finds herself in.” I’ve yet to see the movie or read the book, but I know it includes everyone’s classic tell-off “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” This summer we have an intern working for us who is really into hand-written type. Brittany and I decided to collaborate on a Atlanta print / GWTW inspired screensaver. Click here to download and brighten up your desktop. The post Frankly My Dear… a free desktop appeared first on JHill Design.
A HISTORY THROUGH BOTTLES
In high school I had a coke addition… Coca-Cola that is. I don’t drink soda anymore, but these new Coke bottles made of ICE could turn my cheek. Created by Ogilvy +Mather Bogata, the bottles have the signature Coke shape with the company’s embossed logo. Water is poured into a silicone mold, frozen and then filled with Coke. Each comes with a koozie-like red, rubber band to slip around the bottle, keeping the consumer’s hand from going numb. Pretty cool, (sorry), but you have to hop on a plane to Columbia to get one for now. P.S. have you seen the sharing can? When I asked our friends on Facebook and Twitter what they loved doing in Atlanta, EVERYONE said getting jacked up on caffeine at the World of Coca-Cola. Here’s how you can too.
Vivian Leigh’s Bitchy Resting Face
I doubt Vivian Leigh (the actress that played Scarlet O’Hara in Gone With the Wind) and I have all that much in common… but one thing we do share is Bitchy Resting Face. It’s all in the eyebrows, a pressed lip and passive eyes. I can’t question anything without one of my eyebrows raising, and my husband and son get this look a lot (see the top right picture). And while I am a very nice and friendly person and do not mean to have a bitch face, it totally comes in handy on public transportation.