Thursday, June 30, 2016

At Summer ICE: Act II

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A sharp-eyed friend working at the #weloveatl mobile gallery alerted me to this lady and her vintage plaid dress. Thank you, @beijingemily.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

At Summer ICE: Act I

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In a still moment at the Summer ICE, Rebecca Cristante cuts linoleum block for printing. The floral complement is needlework from the collection of the Atlanta Preservation Center.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Welcome Bike Sharing

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The long-promised bike sharing has arrived in Atlanta. Two years ago the most fun I've ever known in a photo booth came from a first look at the SoBi model now for rent at ten downtown stations. Please follow this link to a Creative Loafing account of the ribbon cutting ceremony, and pertinent information to get ourselves rolling.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Formative years spent in Annapolis, Maryland left more than sand in my shoes. Nautically inspired looks remain a favorite, and inform my Pinterest Board, French Navy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mixing Patterns In Oakhurst

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Her toile de Jouy backpack and monochromatic floral print dress play well together in the lovely northern light at Kavarna.

Monday, June 13, 2016

And One Musical

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Dirge Without Music


I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.

So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned

With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.

Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.

A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,

A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.

The answers quick and keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,—

They are gone. They are gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled

Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.

More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave

Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;

Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.

I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Atlanta Streets Alive Today

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Amazing things happen when people take over the streets. Aren't you glad to live where we do so frequently? Today between 4 and 8 pm, 2.7 miles of Peachtree Street from South Downtown to Ansley Park becomes the scene of all manner of fun. As ever, the event opens with a bicycle parade. Decorate your wheels in stripes at the 3:30 pm 17th Street line up. Streets Alive is an initiative of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Summertime In Grant Park

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When your look is pared down for the warm weather, details matter.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

DIY Style In Decatur

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"The skirt used to be much longer until I shortened it."

Friday, June 3, 2016

Peace Of Thread At Summerfest

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The mission of Peace of Thread is to employ refugee women in vulnerable populations by producing high quality, one of a kind purses, bags, and accessories using repurposed or upcycled materials, and to engage in activities which are necessary while promoting peace.

As it welcomes refugees from the world's bitter conflicts, the small town of Clarkston, Georgia has become home to one of the most ethnically diverse populations in America. Such an unique status crops up in many ways and places. At Pecha Kucha Volume 28, I shared a stage with Kitti Murray, who spoke of her Refuge Coffee Company, a non-profit business that serves the needs of that global village. A good friend of this blog welcomes the newly arrived, as other Americans once did her father. My exploration of Clarkston led me to Peace of Thread, where glorious fabrics from ADAC: Scalamandre, Schumacher, Oscar de la Renta, Grey Watkins, to name but a few, become those lovely bags. Each bears a card signed by its maker, and a dove of peace lives by a thoughtfully placed inner pocket. "The bags should be just as pretty inside as they are outside," believes Founder & CEO Denise Smith. Much of the work takes place at home, so families remain together. Please look for Peace of Thread this weekend at Virginia-Highland Summerfest.

In Oakland Cemetery

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