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Coming Home

When Sherri-Aynn and Brian Collins first visited the quaint, picturesque town of Madison, they immediately fell in love with it. The couple lived in the Druid Hills area of Atlanta for 30 years and, until four years ago, had never been to with the quintessential Southern town. “I mean, we lived so close but we…

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Taste – Winter 2021

EAT Her enthusiasm for her community and quality comfort food is clear as owner Jessica Rothacker tells her story on the patio of Heirloom Café & Fresh Market. “I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, always wanted to open a business,” she says. “My family always gathered around food … as I learned how to cook…

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“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

And that’s a shame really, because other than my father – or maybe Batman – my big brother may be the closest thing to a hero I’ve ever had. Sure, he may have been one of the biggest antagonists I had growing up and he picked on me constantly and without mercy, but I can…

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The Scoop – Winter 2021

Hooked on Honey As a specialty honey and bee-themed shop, Bear Hug Honey Company stocks the tastiest artisan honey, candles, skin care, pottery and apparel, perfect for holiday gift giving or personal enjoyment. Sam Johnson, a graduate of UGA in 2006, discovered his love for honey and the beautiful bees that create it while volunteering…

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Classic Style with Whiskey Stitched

There’s nothing like talking to someone who makes clothes for a living to gain a greater appreciation for what I put on my body every day. Austin Stubbs, owner, maker, marketer, designer and wearer of all hats is the man behind Whiskey Stitched, a former brick-and-mortar Athens-based jean company now found on Instagram and Facebook…

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The Gift of Athens

By Hailea Boykin Photos by Kathryn Ann Waller Longtime readers of our magazine know that the Classic City is about community, art, education and, of course, UGA football. All of these things create a welcoming and well-rounded atmosphere that you’re not likely to experience elsewhere – not to mention shopping local is a self-indulgent treat.…

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