The best thing about Fall in Atlanta (other than the Dawgs) is festivals and events! Laura and I went to the Candler Park Festival last week, and I remembered how much I love being outside in this weather. I discovered the coolest brands there, and got the cutest stuff for my house.Read More
I have the pleasure of working with some of the best dressed and stylish women in Atlanta! Walking through Beacham & Company on a typical day you see perfectly put together women in magazine ready outfits It's slightly intimidating, but I like to think we are all inspired by each other. I know they all inspire me!
In this new series I will take a look at one agent's "look of the week" and pick their brains on their favorite places to shop around Atlanta!
Up first is Janey Lowe. Janey has been in real estate for 27 years and is one of the best agents in the city. She lives and works in Garden Hills but sells homes throughout Atlanta. Clients love working with Janey because of her attitude, enthusiasm and unmatched knowledge. Janey joined Beacham & Company in June of 2008 as one of our first agents. She works with her daughter, Elise, and her son-in-law Kyle Baumann. Janey has been number one the last 4 years at Beacham, and with nearly $50 million in sales for 2014, and she and her team (The Lowe Baumann Group) look to be number 1 again!
Janey is a true professional, but she also loves to have fun. All three of her daughters graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Nothing makes Janey happier than taking ski trips out West with her family. She stays in shape with pilates and frequent walks with her dog, Blue.
Janey is such a light around the office and is often nominated for speeches at company events. All the agents look up to Janey for her professionalism, ability to be a great team player, and of course her impeccable style.Read More
Let's be honest. Everything I know about food I learned from Top Chef. To say I'm an avid fan would be an understatement. I've seen every season multiple times. The depths of my online following of Chef Kevin Gillespie, my all time favorite contestant, might categorize me as a stalker, but I've accepted it. The first time I saw him at Woodfire Grill I thought I was standing a little too close to the open flame, but looking back I may have been having a crush-induced hot flash. He signed my menu, and it's one of my most prized possessions (like in my trophy cabinet). The first time I went to his new restaurant Gunshow, I was mentally prepared to see him. I psyched myself up all day, but when he walked up to the table I totally lost my nerve. My mom ended up blurting out, "she's a really big fan!"
Some wives long for jewelry or Swiss ski trips. Not me. The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is my dream destination. I drop hints at least three times a week. My number one rational is that Tom Colicchio will be there, and he's "less than a god, but more than a man... you know like hercules or something." Jimmy's afraid I might embarrass myself fan-girling, so I'm not sure how well that argument is going.
Anyway, that was a very roundabout introduction ... the point I was trying to get across is that Top Chef has made me into a self-proclaimed foodie. As soon as a plate of food is placed in front of me, I channel my inner Gail Simmons and get to work. Is this too salty? Is the meat cooked to my liking? I'm very hard to please.
Now that we all agree that I'm fully qualified to review restaurants, I'll get to work on Cooks & Soldiers.Read More