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James Wheeler's moody blues

What’s inspiring designer James Wheeler right now

A Georgia native, Wheeler founded J. Wheeler Designs in 2012 after a decade of experience in residential interiors. His classic-meets-contemporary style has been injected into small and large scale spaces throughout Atlanta and the Southeast.
Ally Kim

Savoir faire: A Francophile’s Buckhead home reflects a world of travels

“Paris is always a good idea” Audrey Hepburn famously said in the movie Sabrina, and Ally Kim must have been channeling that philosophy when she launched her circa-2009 blog, From the Right Bank. A year later, Ally brought her popular blog with her to Atlanta, where her love for French antiques and modern style merged harmoni­ously in a traditional Buckhead house.
Peace for Paris by Jean Jullien

After the carnage in Paris, our restaurant columnist recalls its past

Paris is my hometown, a city I love more than any on Earth. And as anyone can tell you who has watched the 1966 movie The Battle of Algiers, Parisians discovered citywide terrorism practically before anyone else.

Swamps Élysées: Meet the Queen of Gator, Georgia’s Christy Plott Redd

Christy Plott Redd says she likes to take the fancy out of fashion, but on a recent afternoon in Manhattan—her auburn hair falling in carefully curled waves beneath a mink hat, her eyelashes pressed into thick half-moons over shadowed lids—the fancy was very much on display. She wheeled behind her a suitcase the size of a small car. Inside were dozens of alligator skins, samples she was toting around to sell to big-name fashion designers.

Apparently downtown Atlanta’s getting a 20-story Ferris wheel

Don’t get me wrong. I love Atlanta. Love Downtown. Have unabashed boosterish tendencies. But when I heard that the Atlanta City Council voted this week to approve installation of a twenty-story Ferris wheel near Centennial Olympic Park, my reaction was simple: WTF?

Luminocity hopes to transform Downtown

If you missed last month’s Flux 2010 in Castleberry Hill (successor to Le Flash), be sure to head Downtown when Atlanta’s newest multimedia art experience, Luminocity, premieres two days after Thanksgiving. The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. with a fifty-minute performance in Woodruff Park, follo

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