Category: Books

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A James Means Jewel in Atlanta

James Means is a very important Atlanta architect who designed 60 homes throughout America. Sixteen were built here in Atlanta. This particular home was originally built for the Ballard family in 1965. Through the years the home has been lovingly updated, staying true to the original concept of the house, but bringing it into a new century of modern living.  After it’s most recent update, … Read More A James Means Jewel in Atlanta

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Forever Chic – Favorite Finds in 2014

One of my favorite books read in 2014 was “Forever Chic”. If you are over 40 and want to embrace this new era in your life, this book is for you! It reminds us how important it is to enjoy this life we are given. Tish Jett is an American beauty and style writer who has lived in France for years, and emphasizes the … Read More Forever Chic – Favorite Finds in 2014

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Favorite Finds in 2014 – The Gospel According to Coco Chanel

This summer I saw a little book that caught my eye and bought a copy. I thought it was adorable sitting on a table as a decoration, but also found the book charming. It’s called “The Gospel According to Coco Chanel” by Karen Karbo.  I liked it so much, I gave a few copies as Christmas gifts. She was such an interesting person and … Read More Favorite Finds in 2014 – The Gospel According to Coco Chanel

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Great Reads for the House Addict

As part of my house addiction, I love reading books on architecture and decorating. I get at least one good idea from every book, sometimes many more.  It’s interesting to see how people’s career’s start and what makes them stand out from the crowd. Here are some of my favorites: The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe   Glass on my table, … Read More Great Reads for the House Addict

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Cheese Straws – So Nice to Have on Hand

I was recently reading An Affair with a House by Bunny Williams. She talks a good bit about entertaining and say she always keeps cheese straws on hand. She explains that it’s from her southern roots that this is a necessity. I agree whole-heartedly! For years I have been buying Betsy’s cheese straws, which are the best on the market. I have had the honor … Read More Cheese Straws – So Nice to Have on Hand

Monday’s Link Buffet

Monday is devoted to links I have enjoyed over the past week. Most will be home related, but some may be just things I love. Hope you find them fun too…     Peachtree Garden Club’s Christmas Home Tour. Don’t miss it! The Cure for “Houzz” Envy – Living Room Touches Anyone Can Do The best Gift Giving Guide for the Hard to Buy for that I … Read More Monday’s Link Buffet

Things to do this Weekend around Atlanta

Happy Friday! It’s officially the Christmas season! I thought I would take a moment and see what could support my addiction this weekend. I have heard about a couple of fun and interesting things to do. I friend mine told me about the Madison Candlelight Tour of Homes this weekend. Don’t let this pass you by if you haven’t been. I have heard rave … Read More Things to do this Weekend around Atlanta