Georgia Backyard

Fashion in Good Taste

Fashion in Good Taste

Fashion in Good Taste is the latest exhibit on display at the Atlanta History Center’s Swan House. Each main room of the estate built in 1928 presents a decade of Atlanta fashion spanning the 1920s to the 1960s. From the military-style uniforms of World War II Red Cross workers, to the sequined drop-waist dresses of Jazz Age flappers, the exhibit tells Atlanta’s(…)

Euclid Arts Collective

Euclid Arts Collective

Little 5 Points, a neighborhood just east of Atlanta, has been the epicenter for all things alternative for many years. The bohemian shops, tasty eclectic foods, colorful events and vibrant people all give this district its unique appeal. It’s no wonder that someone thought this neighborhood would be the perfect host for the Euclid Arts(…)

Paris on Peachtree

Paris on Peachtree

Bienvenue au retour (welcome back), Paris! The Louvre returns to Atlanta, this time bringing with it the Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden. This exhibition brings Paris to Peachtree Street, with picturesque boxed holly trees on the piazza, Impressionist paintings, and sculptures from the Tuileries garden never before seen in the United States. The exhibit also presents(…)

An Evening in Sicily

An Evening in Sicily

When I first met Miguel at one of the monthly French groups in Atlanta, one of the topics he spoke passionately about was his oven. While I politely listened to his conversation, I secretly wondered, “Well what on earth could be so remarkable about an oven?” I then asked, “So is this a custom built(…)

Rome, Georgia

Rome, Georgia

My travel friend Corey loves watching television, especially travel shows. When he’s not watching Rick Steves Europe, he’s watching Georgia Traveler on PBS. It was there he first heard about Rome, Georgia. Naturally, he invited a couple of friends, myself included, to go out and explore together. And naturally, I gladly accepted the invitation. Here(…)

Roswell’s Historic District

Roswell’s Historic District

Travel back in time here in Roswell’s historic district which features the old cotton mill (the largest in North Georgia in its day), old plantation homes, and one of the very first apartment complexes built in the United States. Self-guided tour booklets as well as civil war brochures are available at the Visitors Center. Afterwards,(…)

Le coucher du soleil

Le coucher du soleil

On my way home this evening, I stopped by one of my favorite spots to see the sunset. I’m not sure this place is even opened to the public. But I like to go there to see the beautiful sunset and also to practice taking photos with my iPhone. Since I do see others there(…)

The Vines

The Vines

I love gardens! I’ve been fortunate to have been able to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in the world- in the northeast United States, Europe and South America. Thanks to a colleague of mine, I learned just recently of this “jardin” right in my own backyard. The picturesque landscape features a lake, a(…)

A Visit to North Georgia Vineyards

A Visit to North Georgia Vineyards

So after taking a short hiatus, I’ve finally made it back to the blogosphere. What could’ve possibly kept me away from writing about wine? More wine of course! Since February, I’ve had my head buried deep underneath the sand….and gravel, and clay, and limestone, and chalk….all the soil types that produce the world’s finest wines.(…)