• Archive,  Books,  Georgia

    2019 Savannah Book Festival

    The South has a rich literary history aided by the diverse, interesting characters that live here.  But perhaps no city in the South personifies these traits better than Savannah, Georgia. Attending its annual book festival is not only a great experience for readers and authors, it’s also an extraordinary opportunity to “people watch.” Savannah is laden with the odd, colorful, fascinating and curious on any given day. But the festival seems to be when all of these people converge smack dab in the middle of town as if on parade. You’ll see ladies still proud to wear hats with feathers, diminutive gentlemen, in plaid pants worn an inch too short…

  • Art,  Georgia,  Travel,  Trending

    Savannah’s Art Exhibits

    “Each year, Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center brings incredible art exhibitions to Savannah, and this year is no exception! When you’re in Savannah, be sure to check out these eye-opening exhibitions. The American Road Trip The all-American road trip has been an enduring symbol of our country’s culture for quite some time. After World War II, when cars were widely available, photographers journeyed by car through America in order to better understand the country’s post-war culture. It was then that the theme of the American road trip began appearing in literature, music, film and especially photography. The Open Road is the first exhibition to explore the American road trip as a…

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    Featured,  Georgia

    Draper James Jeans: Made in the American South!

    In the town of Blue Ridge, GA, workers used to proudly make Levi Jeans….that is until Levi’s started being made in China. Can you believe it? Levi’s made in China? Well, I guess if they can make our American flags, they might as well make what was once America’s favorite jeans for the working man (and women). However, recently, Blue Ridge workers started proudly making jeans for Draper James, the business venture of Tennessee native and actress Reese Witherspoon. In addition, country music songwriting legend Bill Anderson went to Blue Ridge to film a commercial at the plant for American made jeans. So, the next time you are shopping for…

  • Archive,  Georgia,  Interesting People

    FROM THE AJC: A glamorous Goodwill mystery: Who are the strangers in these slides?

    This mystery has been solved! See update here. Updated July 13, 2018 By  Jennifer Brett The lights dimmed and the mystery unfolded, frame after tantalizing frame. The lady of the house dazzles in a strapless evening gown, pink gloves and glittery choker. There’s a champagne coupe in her right hand — Veuve Cliquot, it appears from the label behind her — and a mink stole drapes over her left arm. Where did she go that night? Read more…‘ no

  • Entertainment,  Georgia,  Television

    HBO’s Sharp Objects

    “Location, location, location” is a common phrase used in real estate. Apparently, it’s true for film producers too. About 60 miles south of Atlanta is the small town of Barnesville, GA. When a producer from HBO’s Big Little Lies decided to cruise around the area looking for pig farms he stumbled into this quaint town and knew it was unique. As a result, HBO’s Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams used its charming visuals as a setting to film this noir-styled mini-series. To anyone who watches the show, the chill you get at the opening of each episode is due in part to the contrast of those visuals and the story line.…