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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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Modern Heirlooms

These charcuterie boards are worthy of being passed from generation to generation. By Jennifer McKee  |  Photos courtesy of Shelly Chandler   Shelly Chandler sees her charcuterie boards as a modern replacement for grandma’s bread bowl.  “I want to them to be something that can be handed down through the generations,” says Chandler. “Something sturdy…

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Seasons of Love

By Jennifer McKee | Photos courtesy of Love.Craft Athens   More than 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed and unengaged in their community.  Love.Craft Athens’ mission is to reverse that number and to create a more inclusive community, welcoming developmentally disabled adults into its art, music and job skills programs.  It’s the perfect time…

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Soaps Up

By Jennifer McKee  |  Photos courtesy of Johnette Rodgers   It all started with a Georgia breeze.  Georgia Breeze soap, to be exact. A clean, refreshing, invigorating scent reminiscent of a cool mountain breeze. That was Johnette Rodgers’ first introduction to Andree’s Essential Soaps. Today, Rodgers owns and operates the company. “I’ve shopped at Andree’s…

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For the Joy of Flowers

By Jennifer McKee  |  Photos courtesy of R&R Secret Farm   Tucked away inside a residential neighborhood in Athens lies one of The Classic City’s natural gems.  R&R Secret Farm sits on a .7-acre plot owned by Rita and Robert O’Brien, hence the R&R. Secret because it’s something you wouldn’t expect to find in Athens. …

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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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