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july/august2020

Rustic Elegance

By Ashlee Duren | Photos provided by Southern Distinction and Wendi Stewart Erin and Gary Gilmer are making their mark. The couple, who own Heritage Design and Build in Athens, have been working together to create inviting living spaces that also prove functional for their clients. The duo recently completed a main floor renovation of…

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The Scoop – July/August 2020

Virtual Explorations Staycations have become increasingly popular due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you’re looking for ways to explore Athens from the comfort of your house, look no further. A number of organizations are offering patrons a virtual experience. For a list of virtual events and experiences visit, visitathensga.com. Summer Reading If you’re looking for…

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Versatile Lemon Verbena

By Connie Cottingham | Photos by Connie Cottingham & Sander Steven Lang/Shutterstock I remember standing on Shirley Baker’s deck years ago, interviewing her for a garden feature. A sheet of notes was lifted from my stack and wafted in slow motion over the ridge of her roof, only to reappear a few seconds later and…

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A Perennial Favorite

By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Sara Wise Photography I have always loved flowers and plants, but it never occurred to me until speaking with Rick Berry, owner of Goodness Grows Nursery, that Georgia really is pretty perfectly situated to accommodate plants from a wide variety of ecosystems. There are mountains, plains and ocean access.…

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A New Way to Grill

Sometimes, inspiration can be found in the most obvious of places. For Davis Knox, it came with a cup of coffee. By Johnathan McGinty | Photos by Hero Grill From grilling planks to custom seasonings, Davis Knox and his wife, acclaimed cookbook author Gena Knox, have poured their passions into building Fire & Flavor, an…

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Classic Style with Steel + Plank

By Ashlee Duren | Photos of courtesy of Steel + Plank Kelley Bishop is committed to helping others live well. As owner of Steel + Plank, a local furniture store, she has poured her passion into designing a line that is not only beautiful, but comfortable as well. Pieces of furniture she had been unable…

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Taste – July/August

SIP By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Sara Wise Everybody can appreciate a local “watering hole” – a place to hang out with friends, meet co-workers, and relax after work or on the weekends, a place where people congregate because it feels like home without the pressures of home. But not everyone understands how much…

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Love, Lies & Loyalty

By Brian Panowich Those three “L” words are being used to describe my new novel, Hard Cash Valley, which should be on shelves as you read this, and my editor here at Augusta Magazine was kind enough to let me use this space to give y’all a peek behind the curtain of my return to…

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R. Wood Studio

  By Griffin Nelson | Photos by Sara Wise Rebecca Wood has surrounded herself with an impressive group of creatives, has made wise and bold marketing choices, and has managed to be in the right place at the right time. But a lot of her success is the result of who she is as a…

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