Monday, May 20, 2013
Threat of thunderstorms failed to dampen the thousands of spirits who claimed Peachtree Street for Sunday afternoon amusements. The complete collection is here on Facebook. Thank you, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and partners for giving us a marvelous stage.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Sunday afternoon between the hours of two and six, Peachtree Street will belong to the people. Check out the map of this urban carnival, which gets a rolling start from The Great Atlanta Bicycle Parade. Line up will take place at 1:30 on the Ellis Street corner (MARTA, Ritz-Carlton). See you there!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Showing Will and Sarah bits of Atlanta included this iconic view of Midtown from Lake Clara Meer in Piedmont Park. They were in town to see Frida and Diego at The High. His salute to Greenville style is WAC AVE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY. As fans of each other's blogs since last November, our first meeting felt more like a reunion. Now it is my turn to make a road trip!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
iced coffee: Aurora
Make haste to the North Highland Avenue location of Aurora Coffee for its final week. It was here that Atlanta learned to love espresso drinks. I've been a fan from the beginning, when it shared the space with a salon and change from $2 sufficed for a tip. Nowadays the former residence is all coffee shop, gorgeously illuminated by windows on three sides. A talent incubator, it has nurtured many youthful dreams. Everyone has an Aurora story. Two of my favorites: one morning my dog slipped his leash outside and the barista allowed him to enter so we could corner and recapture him. On another fateful day, the dulcent tones of Belle and Sebastian first fell upon my ears there. Yes, those same bean varietals, roasted here by Batdorf & Bronson, will continue to distinguish the Little Five Points location. Aurora growlers and coffee carts may well appear. Along with Steady Hand at the Iberian Pig and plans for an Octane roastery, the evolution of Atlanta's coffee culture carries on.
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