Saturday, March 29, 2014

Introducing Baby Pibu

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Atlanta dermatologist and mom, Dr. Amy Kim, launched her new line of infant skincare products. Called Baby Pibu and pronounced pea-boo, they are domestically and organically produced within FDA regulations. The boutique baby braithwaite in Buckhead lent an air of stylish whimsey to their debut. Thank you, Breck Rochow, for inviting me to attend and the delightful surprise of feeling like a kid, again.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

At Hypepotamus

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The whirl of startups that is Hypepotamus now extends to clothing designers. This gown is the work of Nathalie Mack, Torin Mitchell and Linsey Osborne, the O.M.M. Fashion Group. Follow their tweets @OMMfashiongroup.

Almost Springtime In Decatur

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Keep those wintry layers within reach a bit longer.
jacket: souvenir of Florence
cardigan: Banana Republic
shirt and tie: Land's End
jeans: Levi's
shoes: Cuoio

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Street Scene: Ponce de Leon Avenue

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The sweater and bag were her mother's. Of her time in Toulouse, France, she remembers, "It's a very good bicycle city for community and infrastructure." VélÔToulouse bike sharing introduced her to commuting on two wheels.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Good Vintage

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blouse: vintage Pendleton
jacket: thrifted
jeans: Levi's
shoes: Dansko

Monday, March 24, 2014

On Marietta Boulevard, Act II

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Benchmark Wine Group and Crown & Caliber drew a stylish crowd to the new men's shop, Tweeds. Guests were invited to sample a 2010 Château Rol Valentin from Saint-Émilion amid an enviable selection of vintage watches. Horologists were more than happy to test mechanical movements and mine scored well, making 19,800 beats per hour from an amplitude of 356 degrees.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Roll Model: Marty Mannering

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Mannering and Irish Rover at the Iron Column by Phil Proctor on the Eastside Trail

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Schmidt and Mannering at the Saint Patrick's Day Parade

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Paul Mannering and his father in Piedmont Park

A Sturmey-Archer internal gear hub nut that went missing between Shannon and Hartsfield-Jackson Airports became the link from High Nelly Irish Vintage Bicycles to Houndstooth Road. Limerick entrepreneur Marty Mannering and his son Paul were en route to meet with investors in Atlanta. In their luggage were two Irish Rovers, one a vintage bike they had restored as a prototype and the other a first in production model based upon it. Their web search for a spare led them to Decatur where they found a kindred spirit in Jae Schmidt, whose inventory of European city bikes supplied the small but all important part.

One senses that Marty Mannering never met a stranger. This veteran of RTÉ Dragons’ Den also negotiated the lease for a pioneering segment of the Great Southern Trail and leads e-bike tours of the Irish countryside. Now he was the guest, riding with Schmidt and others from the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition in our Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday. Tuesday he and Paul joined the Decatur group of Georgia Rides to the Capitol. Their return itinerary became an impromptu tour of Sweet Auburn, the Eastside BeltLine Trail and Piedmont Park led by another Roll Model, Amber Raley.

Back home, Mannering looks forward to the May 30 release of Jimmy’s Hall, a film set in the 1930’s for which his restoration business provided a fleet of HighNelly bicycles. Such traditional Irish bikes were a mainstay of daily life then. As the sole bicycle manufacturer in Ireland today, he draws from a proud heritage while looking to a future of renewable resources.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In Decatur: First Day Of Spring

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dress: Calvin Klein
Sitting in the bikeshop called Houndstooth Road, I spied her pattern passing by. Way to celebrate the vernal equinox!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Save The Date: March 20

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Three dear friends of this blog, Caren West Public Relations, freefab'rik and You've Been Noted are hosting a one day only event at Cucina Asellina. Charity was never so easy or tasty.
rsvp

At The Wimbish House: Phoenix Flies

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Atlanta Woman's Club docents dressed in period costumes for a living history tour of their Wimbish House. Such looks into an Atlanta past worthy of preservation continue through Sunday. Open spots remain for many events. Please follow this link for more information.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Seen At Condesa

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shirt: Banana Republic
jacket: H&M
jeans: Naked & Famous Denim
boots: Frye

Monday, March 17, 2014

At The Jane: Coffee With Her Best Friend

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Don't clothes make the best travel souvenirs? Wearing them takes you back to a special time and place. Her poncho evokes memories of Bogotá and made sure that a Thursday afternoon visit to Octane would be unforgetable.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

In Decatur: Walking With Louie

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blouse and skirt: Dear Creatures via Squash Blossom
shoes: BC Footwear
sunnies: TOMS

Friday, March 14, 2014

At Bauder College, Act III

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"Bringing the business of fashion to Atlanta" is the mission of RAGTRADE Atlanta. At a press conference last Friday we learned of their planning for a day of fashion fun to take place in Piedmont Park on Saturday, August 30th. The combined efforts of Bauder College, Click Models, Modern Luxury Media and Stila Cosmetics will introduce emerging designers to leading retailers in a stylish stew of runway shows, a lounge, media events and the promise of 'swanky after-parties'. Doing so will require the services of twenty makeup artists. If you wish to participate, please send an email to makeup@ragtradeatlanta.com by Monday, March 17.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Those of you, and there must be many, eagerly anticipating
The Grand Budapest Hotel may enjoy this bit of fun, Wes Anderson's 2013 collaboration with Prada.

At Bauder College, Act II

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"Bringing the business of fashion to Atlanta" is the mission of RAGTRADE Atlanta. At a press conference last Friday we learned of their planning for a day of fashion fun to take place in Piedmont Park on Saturday, August 30th. The combined efforts of Bauder College, Click Models, Modern Luxury Media and Stila Cosmetics will introduce emerging designers to leading retailers in a stylish stew of runway shows, a lounge, media events and the promise of 'swanky after-parties'. If you care to get involved as a designer, model, sponsor, stylist or volunteer, here are those contacts.
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