Sunday, February 17, 2019
Cocktail Commons

This Staplehouse bartender and his wife want to help you build a snazzy home bar

Ben and Maddie Richardson launched their online shop, Cocktail Commons, in 2016 after their house started to get “a bit crowded” with antique cocktail glasses that Ben, a Staplehouse bartender, kept acquiring while thrifting. Now, the husband-wife duo’s inventory ranges from etched Prohibition-era crystal to kitschy midcentury tumblers.

Bobby Berk Home

Ikea? Check. Room & Board? Check. CB2? Check. And now Atlanta scores another of "Time Out New York's" Top Ten Big Home Stores: Bobby Berk Home. Through storefront windows, pops of the retailer's trademark orange entice shoppers inside the two-story, industrial space.

Believe!

Three weeks before this year’s U.S. Open, seventeen-year-old Melanie Oudin and her fifteen-year-old boyfriend, Austin Smith, sat in front of her laptop to figure out a design for the shoes she would wear during the tennis tournament.
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Great Blue Heron

Filmed during our vacation in Seaside, FL
Ryan Cameron

46. Ryan Cameron

Between his gigs as host of the Ryan Cameron Morning Show on V-103 and Hawks PA announcer, “The Ryan King” could be described as the Voice of Atlanta.
Lusca Seafood

[UDPATED] Lusca is closing to become a catering facility; Angus Brown and Nhan Le to open new restaurant on the Atlanta BeltLine

Lusca is closing in January to become a catering facility. Angus Brown explains why he's making the switch and how he and Nhan Le almost left Atlanta to open a restaurant in New York.
Atlanta restaurants support families separated at U.S. border

How Atlanta restaurants are showing support for border families

Ticonderoga Club's Paul Calvert and Little Tart Bakeshop's Sarah O'Brien are working to rally Atlanta restaurateurs to support the efforts of those trying to help children who have been detained and separated from their families at the U.S. border.

Two poems for Natasha Trethewey, our new poet laureate

Checking in again on the status of the sketches for the Daily Agenda blog. There has been some discussion about possibly going in a different direction for the banner, but we would love to see your sketches if you have done them. If you haven't done them yet, check with me first before you start.

Where to shop in Atlanta now: East Fork, Neva Opet, and Amour Vert open

East Fork pottery has built a devoted digital following that spawns wait lists for new releases; now it has a retail store in Westside Provisions District. Also, be sure to check out the latest SCAD FASH exhibition, Cinematic Couture, Amour Vert's new Ponce City Market location, and Atlanta’s small-batch leather handbag company, Neva Opet.
Sweet tea

Stop thinking of sweet tea as a Southern monolith

Inside the Frigidaire of the American consciousness, we have a full pitcher of sweet tea forever at the ready. It’s the ultimate symbol of Southern hospitality and authenticity, the official beverage of How We Do Things Down Here. But I believe this way of thinking does sweet tea, and the South, a disservice.

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