Monday, February 28, 2011

At The Southeastern Flower Show

Please meet Nova and Hillary, whose Revolution-11 promises "Vintage Reimagined. Originality Underscored." Their SFS vignette was a study in retro elegance. From clothing to menu and ambience, let them set the stage for your special occasion.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thrifty and Crafty In Little Five Points

pencil skirt, cardi & blouse: thrifted
hat & scarf: Mi Amore

On Moreland Avenue: New Tag, Vintage Look

shoes and socks: souvenirs of Japan
dress: thrifted
sweater: 41st Street LA
earrings: Anthropologie
Pony Up! Vintage

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

City Cycling in Candler Park

helmet: Bell
bag: b.y.o.
jacket: Pearl Izumi
gloves: Coach
bike: Electra Amsterdam

On The Westside: A Whirlwind

jacket: H&M
dress: Anthropologie
earrings: Fossil
sunnies: Versace
shoes: WalMart

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Coltrane and Coffee

The Madame C. J. Walker Beauty Shoppe/Museum at 54 Hilliard Street not only displays memorabilia of an African-American entrepreneur, but was the studio of WERD radio and today houses some 15,000 vinyl recordings of twentieth century jazz, blues and gospel. Join music curator Ricci for evening of Coltrane and Coffee on Thursday, March 3rd at Condesa Coffee.

Monday, February 21, 2011

In The Emory Village

a sweet combination of an Anthropologie skirt, Urban Outfitters blouse, cardigan from Roots and shoes from Francesca's Collections

On North Decatur Road

Time and again, people in this 'blog have cited Target stores as sources of stylish attire at realistic prices, as she did for much of her look.

A Steady Hand and Philip Marlowe

"I turned the hot water on and got the coffee-maker down off the shelf. I wet the rod and measured the stuff into the top and by that time the water was steaming. I filled the lower half of the dingus and set it on the flame. I set the upper part on top and gave it a twist so it would bind. The coffee maker was almost ready to bubble. I turned the flame low and watched the water rise. It hung a little at the bottom of the glass tube. I turned the flame up just enough to get it over the hump and then turned it low again quickly. I stirred the coffee and covered it. I set my timer for three minutes. Very methodical guy, Marlowe. Nothing must interfere with his coffee technique. Not even a gun in the hand of a desperate character. The coffee was all down and the air rushed in with its usual fuss and the coffee bubbled and then became quiet. I removed the top of the maker and set it on the drainboard in the socket of the cover. I poured two cups and added a slug to his."

Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye

"Dingus" is what tough guys say instead of "thingey". Properly called a coffee syphon, its use draws plenty of notice at Steady Hand Pour House in the Emory Village. Dale Brett Donchey brewed this measure of Bolivian anjilanaka. The resulting intensity and depth of flavors are worth all the theatricality.
From distant origins to the cup, art and science conspire at every stage: growing, selecting, roasting and brewing to give full expression to the beans. More than an indulgence, drinking it was an exploration and a celebration.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

On The BeltLine: Northeast Atlanta

Saturday's northeast corridor stroll should have been a leisurely second chance for those who missed the January 22nd inaugural tour. While the intrepid Angel Poventude had made other plans, he surprised the small group when he appeared at the Lindbergh MARTA and the adventure gained another dimension. His railroad knowledge and inability to meet a stranger transformed what might have lasted three hours into an epic journey.
While the previously explored segments were lonely places, this part of the corridor teemed with activity. Before tagging that wall, she had done a fine job of her own maquillage. Unexpected frilly piping at the shoulder makes her one stylish urban guerilla.
Is there anyone Angel doesn't know? Journalist Maria Saporta was walking with her dogs.
Sugar-Coated Radical offered delightful diversion trackside at the foot of Drewry Street. Chocolatier Taria Camerino "listens" to her single-origin beans and pairs them with unexpected and delightful results. My choice of truffle was filled with roasted corn and crowned by a sliver of candied jalopeno.
Some views of the Ponce de Leon corridor were familiar while others required help from Angel to identify them sixteen years later.
Yes, the climb was steep but it rewarded us with a view of the Historic Fourth Ward Park. The mound was excavated to form the stormwater detension pond.
A chance encounter with BeltLine landscape architect Kevin Burke became a quick tour of the yet-to-be-opened park. Watercourses will race alongside its amphitheatre.
Farther on we paused to admire the new skatepark, to which the Tony Hawk Foundation contributed $25,000.
Atlanta's BeltLine inspires all manner of expression. The large scale tags are welcome deterrents to random gangsta graffiti. Lucky are they who call it home. This cozy installation of crepe myrtle twigs by J. D. Koth called "Cheerful Chaos" captures the zeitgeist.

Friday, February 18, 2011

On Euclid Avenue: His Own Label

vest: imbyu
shirt: Heritage
jeans: Levi's 591
shoes: 1909

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Signature Style

Her elegant look is universal.

In Virginia-Highland

hat: Country Gentleman
frames: Öga
shoes: Patagonia
music: Ghostly International

Sunday, February 13, 2011

European Flair in Piedmont Park

scarf: Tuareg from Timbuktu, Mali
bag: gift from Paris
bike: Electra Amsterdam

Of her style she said, "The key is to be effortless and free with color. The idea is to see people smile. Adding texture like the straw bag brings an element of childhood, sharing how you feel about yourself."

In Piedmont Park: First Sundress of 2011

Urban cycling advocate, BeltLine tour guide, roller blader and daring fashionista, Angel Poventude rocks an Anthropologie frock as only he can.

In Piedmont Park


Vintage Elegance From The Age Of Aquarius

silk blouse: Poor Little Rich Girl
bellbottoms: Levi's vintage 1970s
boots: Frye

Sunday Cycle Chic, Part One: On the West Side

What a glorious Sunday for an urban bicycle ride. Stylish headgear keeps her safe with dignity.

denim-covered helmet: R.E.D.
awesome scarf: time out of mind
jeggings: didn't ask
boots: Gianni Bini
bag: Lucky Brand
sweatshirt: husband's
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