Monday, September 30, 2013
The sight of a decorated bicycle compelled me to visit the Market Square clothing merchant Rococo Boutique. It seems that Smart Trips invited Knoxville businesses to join in their promotion of alternative transportation modes. Those pleated area maps and sound, if whimsical, advice were a crowd favorite.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Marisa Tomei and Cheryl Crow collect jewelry by Atlantan
Ingrid Ysla, so when the Mandarin Oriental Hotel invited me to their trunk show of her designs, it was to Buckhead I went last Thursday. Layers of gemstones and vintage treasures cast colorful parabolae in her necklaces. Textural depth is achieved by artful juxtapositioning. Her bold, complex aesthetic was nurtured at the Savannah College of Art And Design.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Taoran Le acquired her taste for city cycling as a student in France and Italy. "In Paris, I really enjoy the citybike there to see the amazing city and beautiful people." Memories of Vélib’ followed her to New York, where she found Citi Bike "surprisingly cheap and convenient." Today the Midtown resident commutes to Georgia Tech for her PhD studies in Electronic Engineering aboard a Schwinn Point Beach cruiser. Improvements like the cycle track on Tenth Street and the 'Amsterdam Left' at Fifth and West Peachtree Streets make her "glad that midtown becomes more and more bike-able and Georgia Tech as well."
A romantic at heart, she and other Georgia Tech Ph.D. students who "love biking, are free spirited, and enjoy the amazing breeze in late night Atlanta" have formed a night riding group, who last July "decided to bike to Decatur for not wasting the beautiful night. We biked through the BeltLine and Poncey-Highland Playground. The moon had an amazing blue ring with very few clouds. We were really enjoying the cold beer under the huge moon in Decatur."