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Lily Smith, Lily Smith Studio

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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Curated Elegance

Photos courtesy of Amy J. Owen Stepping inside the Watkinsville home of Nina and Chad Keller you feel an immediate calm. The soothing palette of soft whites, creams, golds and pale blues were an easy pick for the Kellers when decorating their new home. After months of looking for the perfect lot in Athens, the…

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Milan Art Institute

By Hailea Boykin | Photos courtesy of Milan Art Institute Opened by John and Elli Milan in 2010 in Statham, Ga., the Milan Art Institute has helped hundreds of students master skills that push their fine art to greater heights. While changing lives in their community the Milans felt the need to do more, little…

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Taste – Summer 2022

EAT By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Evermore Photo Co. Coffee and a fresh donut ­- its the most American way to start the day. Filling that need was the original concept behind Cafe Racer when Chris Hart opened up the double drive through in nearby Crawford, Ga. in 2018. He’d moved there from Athens…

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Two Years Gone

By Brian Panowich The past two years did a number on me.  I mean a full-on Las Vegas size chorus line to my brain and trust me when I say that is no easy task. I’ve always thought of myself as a freight train under pressure. I take the bad and the worse and spin…

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The Scoop – Summer 2022

Stop and Smell the Flowers By Hailea Boykin As a peaceful outing or weekend adventure, Twin Run Flower Farm in Watkinsville grows the most gorgeous seasonal blooms, ready for your clipping – no need to worry, they’ll show you how to best cut the stems. Their u-pick fields are open during the summer and fall…

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It’s All About The Pattern

By Hailea Boykin  |  Photos by Heather Crouse Photography   In December 2019 Tatum Williams was inspired to create unique clothing her children would wear. Her idea came naturally, but there was one twist; she needed a business partner with a passion for fabric patterning and design. “I was thinking, ‘To successfully create this brand…

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Pedal Driven Cycles

By Hailea Boykin  |  Photos Courtesy of Ben Mistak   Located on Broad Street is a custom bicycle frame builder and skate shop called Pedal Driven Cycles (PDC) – one of a handful of small American manufacturers left that both builds and sells bikes in house. As the shop owner, David Harrison is the man…

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