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October 2012: Mountain Escapes

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Mountain Escapes
So long, summer. Time to chill out with crisp nights, cool days, and breathtaking vistas. This fall we visit some charming mountain getaways in three states. Best of all? Each is just a few hours' drive from Atlanta.


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FOOD & DINING
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Dining Scene Bookhouse Pub's macarons
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Recipe Jay Swift's crab cakes

LIFE & STYLE
Style Melanie Turner has a closet to covet
Culture A heavy-equipment company throws its weight behind breast-cancer fundraising

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
TV
Life lessons from The Walking Dead
Music A documentary celebrating Athens's classic tracks
Books Josh Russell's third novel
Movies The Out on Film director previews this year's festival

COLUMNS
Hollis Gillespie
Reflections on turning fifty
Editor's Note On travel writing