In the month or April I shot 54 houses! It was crazy busy! One of my favorites was this condo in the Reid House. The Reid House was designed by Neel Reid and build in 1924. It's one of my favorite buildings in the city, and I love the fact that it's across the street from the High Museum. Denise Miller of Beacham & Company has this unit listed. I love the modern twist contrasted with the classic architecture. Last week I posted a photo of the office on Facebook, and everyone loved it, so I thought you would enjoy seeing all the photos.
I'd like to open this post with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend soul mate Ginny Branch Stelling.
Yesterday Ginny and I were driving to Vinings for the Mignonne Gavigan event and started talking about our horoscopes. Ginny said that the defining characteristic of a Taurus is that they love being surrounded by beautiful things. Oddly enough, that's also the dominant characteristic of a Libra (me). Instead of concluding that astrology is a hoax, I decided that Ginny and I were destined to be besties, and that made me very happy. Happy Birthday my dear friend. I am overjoyed you were born.
Speaking of beautiful surroundings (see what I did there?), earlier this year I shot a house in Pine Hills for one of our new agents Rosina Seydel. The owners of this home have THE MOST incredible personal art collection I've ever seen. I was so distracted I could barely shoot the home, and it took me about twice as long as usual. I love the way they hung their art. It was truly a master class in displaying art in your home. It was everywhere, and my opinion is that there can never be enough art! The most famous National Geographic portrait is hung in the upstairs hallway. Look for it in the photos :) Enjoy!
Have you ever seen anything like it? For more details on this home, please visit the listing here. Have a great weekend everybody!
If you liked this post, I'm certain you's also like An Art Lover's Dream Home :)
I have been into gardening for as long as I can remember. When I was little I forced my brother to plant a vegetable garden with me every year. This consisted of me having my mom drive me to the store to buy watermelon and cantaloupe seeds as well as a live tomato plant. When we got home I would drag my brother out to the backyard, dig little holes in the red dirt, and make him drop in the seeds. I would go out and check on my seeds everyday, but I was not too interested in watering or anything. By the end of the season we had about two tomatoes and a tiny cantaloupe. To reward my efforts, my family always took the tomato to a restaurant and had them slice it and serve it to the table... very fancy.
Fast forward 20 years to my first house. I spent one summer digging up all the ivy in the front yard and planting a massive vegetable garden, to the horror of all my neighbors. I got more vegetables than I knew what to do with. I even got chickens! Photos of my first garden below.
When we moved into our new house I was so excited that there was space in the backyard! I no longer had to fly my crazy gardening flag right out in the front yard where everyone could see.
Earlier this year when I attended the Design Bloggers Conference, I met the team from Vita Gardens. They were there with their African Keyhole Garden Bed. It was love at first sight for me. It's based on African gardening principals and has a compost bin right in the middle to convert the compost and get the nutrients right to the plants.
My Keyhole Garden arrived a few weeks later and we got to work putting it together.
It was easy and intuitive to assemble. After it was together, we move it to the perfect spot in the yard.
There are very east instructions about how to fill your garden, including this video.
After the garden was full, I added in a few established plants and a few seeds. It's so much fun to go out every morning with my compost and see the progress. Interestingly, even though I planted a lot of seeds in the ground at the same time as the bed, none of those have sprouted yet. The ones in the bed are already over an inch tall. It's a testament to the health of the soil. This was what was happening yesterday.
Follow along this Summer to see the results from my African Keyhole Garden :)
P.S. Don't forget the Mignonne Gavigan event tonight at Sandpiper.
Throughout my life there have been times when a certain product hit the market that defined cool. A product that was so unique that owning it was a one way ticket to the it crowd. When I was 7 it was an American Girl Doll, at 13 it was a Tamagotchi, and at 16 it was a Nokia cell phone with an interchangeable cover. At 31 its a Mignonne Gavigan necklace. Seeing these beauties around the necks of some of my favorite Atlantans is a statement to the world that they know what's up.Read More
I met my husband online. On Match.com to be exact.
We met three years ago. Back when there was no Tinder. It was still considered a last resort to go online to try to find someone. In fact, when I told my best friend I was getting on Match, she said, "oh I'm nowhere near desperate enough to do that." There was a stigma, and I tried to keep it a secret.
I was what you might call a serial dater. I've had a boyfriend since I was 16 or 17, and I've always been in long term relationships. I loved the comfort of having a boyfriend, and I was used to it.
When I was 27 I found myself newly single and lost. I remember saying to that same best friend, "I don't know anyone I want to date. If there was someone in my life who I wanted to date I would have already done it." With that attitude, I let my friend Laura set up a Match.com account for me. Within a few days she spotted Jimmy. He lived in Virginia Highland and listed live music, travel and skiing under his interests. Even though I wasn't sold on the idea, I reached out to him. I think my email said something like, "I like your interests and think we have a lot in common."Read More