Ain’t no ‘thang but Chicken & Champagne

Rebecca Lang puts a new twist on a Southern classic with this fresh pairing, perfect for dockside entertaining Photographed by Dennis McDaniel Almost everyone that has spent more than a few days in the South, has an instant connection to fried chicken. This relationship may be thanks to a lifelong yearning for the crispy bird…

Wildwood Estate

Old is the new NEW Wildwood: a new home built for history   Written and photographed by Tracey Buckalew   In the design world, everything old is new once more. Eclecticism has been fully embraced, and homeowners are delightfully repurposing great-grandmother’s treasured pie safe or sideboard into their modern home as a display case or…

Sparta Mushrooms

Sparta Mushrooms Homegrown inspiration for a life, unexpected   Written by Nicole Isaac Photographed by Juan Alonso   It was March 14, 2015. I know the exact date because the invitation is still stuck to my fridge: Amy’s House-Warming Party. It was also the day that set off a spectacular chain of events that led…

Classic Car Museum

A trip down Memory Lane Written by April James Photographed by Juan Alonso Cars are an integral part of American history. Their birth revolutionized mass production; their production built cities, their sales stimulated an economy. Moreover, cars changed the nature of our social interaction, from a family road trip to a drive-in movie where a…

Old Salem Dive Team

Into the depths Written by Kathleen Campbell In recreational scuba diving, the rule is to never dive alone. In black water rescue diving, the rules go out the window. “As my dive instructor used to say, ‘Why would I want to lose two of you?’” says Debbie Spann, former Fire Chief of Old Salem Fire…

From the Heart: Rotary teams up for home makeover

Spreading sunshine: Rotary partners with Atlanta organization on home makeover   Written by Tracey Buckalew Photographed by Brandy Angel   These days, as many seek advanced enlightenment and increased sensitivity to one another’s plight, it seems what we might be looking for as a community is a large dose of good, old-fashioned kindness. You know,…

In the Garden: Drought-tolerant plants for summer

Summers in the South can be tough on gardens, sending us in search of more tolerant plants. In this extended online “In the Garden,” expert gardener, Willis Johnson, tells us which plants to look for and where to find them!

By the Book: Top Summer picks for young readers

The joy of imagining Summer-themed books for young readers on school break   By Jonah Berkowitz Photo special by Juan Alonso   There’s nothing quite like laying out on the beach with a good book, relaxing and enjoying all that summer has to offer. We adults love it, so why not grab some summer reading…

In the Spirit: Bubbling up

Bubbling up: The French way with sparkling wine   Written by Jane F. Garvey Photo by Dennis McDaniel   There is, perhaps, no better excuse to drink Champagne than the one offered by Coco Chanel: “I only drink Champagne on two occasions: when I am in love and when I am not.” I drink it…

At Day’s End: Celebrating Stupidity, the Musical

CELEBRATING STUPIDITY, THE MUSICAL Written by Bowen Craig Illustrated by Chris Bassett I think it started with Paris Hilton. She got famous for accidentally/clearly-on-purpose releasing a sex tape. Before that, she was just your average, everyday millionaire hotel heiress. After showing the world video proof that she does something that everyone else also does, she…