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Taste – Summer 2024

SIP AND SAVOR By Griffin Nelson | Photos by Evermore Photo Co. Bar Bruno, the latest venture by ZZ & Simone’s owners Ryan and Shae Sims, has been an evolving space for lovers of food and drink since opening in 2022. A focus on wine started the journey under the supervision of Greg Smolik. A…

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Appointments at Five

By Ashlee Duren  |  Photos by of Amy J. Owen   Jarrett Kemp is hitting her stride with her newest venture. Six months ago, the Athens native bought Appointments at Five, a boutique for the home that specializes in English and French antiques along with a variety of home décor accessories and gifts. Kitty Culpepper…

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Tabletop Pop

By Hailea Boykin   From friends to business owners, Alexa Stevenson and Kingsley Strong know a thing or two when it comes to a stylish tablescape. The two attended the University of Georgia together and unknowingly were in the same sorority though they never really connected. After leaving Athens for some years to pursue business…

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A New Bloom

By Griffin Nelson   The secret is not so secret anymore: R&R Secret Farm opened a storefront at 919 N Chase St. at the end of 2023! Open from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, R&R Secret Flowers has allowed owner Rita O’Brien to further serve the Athens community, and to hire…

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A Glorious Spring

Historic sites, the integration of art and landscapes, picturesque water features and unique plants are the height of the 31st Tour of Gardens, presented by The Piedmont Gardeners. The tour, will feature six Oconee County gardens on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Three gardens are located in downtown…

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Marathon for Miracles

Partake in this year’s UGA® Miracle annual Dance Marathon fundraising event February 24 through 25. The Dance Marathon is a weekend-long event that brings together the University of Georgia and the Athens community. Activities span throughout the night and include speakers, dancing and families sharing their stories.  UGA® Miracle is the largest student-run philanthropy at…

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