Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Reading other people's blogs can be an occupational hazard. So easy is it to get drawn into the web that hours somehow evaporate, uncounted. This happened to me last Friday while reading Asian Cajuns. Cath and Lar posted some link love for a few of their favorite
That such media stars noticed my efforts (They even gave me beer!) early in the going was valuable approbation. “Twin Sisters Blogging An Ocean Apart” is how today they describe their delightful musings on lifestyles in Atlanta and Edinburgh. I once spent a day in the Scottish capital and found it difficult to leave. Now I can return just by clicking a mouse.
Author of another Best Of Atlanta choice, Jess Smith won her Atlanta Magazine prize in 2010 for blogging as Lady Flashback. From great outfits to DIY projects, Smith keeps it interesting. Her nightlife reportage is rooted in organizing the fun herself. I gratefully acknowledge that her first appearance on my blogs went viral in the then burgeoning world of cycle chic.
photo by Dottie B.
Long at the nexus of personal fashion blogging and bicycle commuting, Let’s Go Ride A Bike has emerged as North America’s leading voice for cycling advocacy, something for which all who ride may be thankful. These ladies should have bike lanes named for them. Dottie in Chicago and Trisha in Nashville share their experiences, both joyful and challenging, of daily life on two wheels. While written for women, LGRAB gets a surprising number of comments from men. Such is the strength of community.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Atlanta's bicycle infrastructure continues to grow. We've seen how the newly paved Eastside Trail is connecting Old Fouth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey/Virginia-Highland neighborhoods and Piedmont Park. Now imagine further progress east-west via buffered lanes in Tenth Street connecting to more of the same in Piedmont Avenue and Juniper Street for north-south riding between 14th Street and Ponce de Leon. How green is that? Even the sidewalks of Juniper are slated for improvements. Midtown Alliance and the city's Department of Planning & Community Development invite you to learn more and have your say at an open house tomorrow from 5 'til 7 pm at 999 Peachtree Street, Suite 500. Please follow this link to let them know you will attend.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Savannah designer Kathryn Hayes has a trick up her sleeve. Her line of Mix Julep dresses turn inside out to change looks. This pale yellow frock coordinates with denim stitching by Marc Jacobs.
Winner of the Buyer's Choice Award for the August market, Atlanta designer Isabel Thomas returned with more looks of classic elegance for 2013. Watch for her Spring trunk show at Tootsies.
Cathy in Verdugo by Paige, a Target blouse and Madewell pumps
Southern Blog Society contributor Teodora Nicolae
Two years ago, Cathy Anderson arrived on the scene to write about fashion for Atlanta Magazine. Our city has been a better place for her stylish journalism. Now career and romance have called her to Washington, DC. Ever the popular hostess, Cathy and Paige Denim invited Atlantans to LUNA for a fond farewell last night. Her influence will continue to be felt throughout the region as a co-founder of the Southern Blog Society.
dress: bamboo blend from Back Country Outfitters, Des Moines
The Alliance for Biking & Walking, League of American Bicyclists and Atlanta Bicycle Coalition are hosting a community forum Saturday afternoon at Studioplex. Let your concerns be heard
and learn how other civic leaders are planning infrastructure improvements in the absence of TSPLOST revenue. RSVP
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The world may be divided between those who thrift and those who do not. The counter arguments are compelling: too much time spent in fruitless pursuit of appealing things that turn out not to be one's size. Even so, she and a friend visited the Douglasville Value Village, where this mohair winter coat appeared. Its carved wooden buttons could steal the scene in an episode of Mad Men. Paired with Steve Madden's up-to-the-minute boots, her look first caught my eye from a distance in a Decatur coffee shop. When our paths crossed again in Candler Park, it was kismet.
Monday, January 21, 2013
What passes for the winter in Georgia has arrived, bringing both a dry chill and unlimited UV rays. We cope with it via sunscreen, moisturizer and layers. Rachel, Kevin and their Spanish Greyhound, Canela, were the very picture of such seasonal style when we met by chance on the BeltLine three weeks ago. Turns out I was not their sole admirer that afternoon. Elizabeth and her Italian Greyhound, Lucy, paused to inquire about the coat keeping Canela warm. Coursing hounds are a desert breed, after all. The result is this happy reunion and photo op showing the two new looks Rachel made for Lucy. Lucky dogs are they to have such a sympathetic and talented designer! If you would care to know more about Hound Coats, leave word below or send me an email.