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Designs on Mother Nature

By Jennifer McKee  |  Photos courtesy of Lily Smith   A lifelong passion for making jewelry and working with her hands led UGA grad Lily Smith down the path of small business ownership in 2018. Smith is the owner and jeweler behind Lily Smith Studio, and creates vibrantly colored earrings, necklaces, rings and trinket dishes…

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Sacred Waters

By Jim Garvey | Photos by Mark Albertin Okefenokee. The magical name carries images of a dark, untouched wilderness of cypress, Spanish moss, exotic birds and alligators. I’d always meant to see it someday. Maybe that day was now.  The adventure began at the Fresh Market. I was filling my cart with fish, greens, fruit,…

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An Eye for Design

By Johnathan McGinty | Photos courtesy of Listen, love may not have blossomed at first sight, but it’s safe to say it was seeded by a first frame. More than two decades ago, Beth Hall Thrasher eagerly snatched up a beautiful work of art from a young, up-and-coming photographer named Jason Thrasher. It was…

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2023 Athens’ Game Changers

By Hailea Boykin  |  Photography by Evermore Photo Co. Athens is an incredible community where passionate compassion runs deep. Many of the challenges and opportunities the community faces today are dramatically different from those of ages past. It is critically important that we have fresh eyes and minds to address our changing environment. It takes…

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Georgia Club Foundation Announces 2022 Christmas Tour of Homes

After a four-year hiatus, The Georgia Club Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Georgia Club, is bringing back its annual Christmas Tour of Homes, with proceeds benefitting The Sparrow’s Nest and The Oconee Area Resource Council. The one-day event, held on Sunday, December 11, is designed to put you in the holiday spirit and it…

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Totally Taylored

By Hailea Boykin  |  Photos by Evermore Photo Co.   Sustainable living can seem like a daunting lifestyle to pull off successfully. So much of our daily lives involve creating and leaving waste in our wake, but even the smallest considerations can help minimize our effects on the planet. While it’s hard to dive headfirst…

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Athens Magazine is the lifestyle magazine for the greater Athens area

While we love the Dawgs, Athens is much more than just a college town. It's filled with interesting people and businesses that are proud to call the Classic City home. It's these stories we'll tell in Athens Magazine. It's your city and this will be your magazine.