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    Leave the big city behind and discover authentic cooking along the Louisiana bayou STORY: H.M. Cauley Undoubtedly, New Orleans is home to some remarkable restaurants representing a range of culinary styles. Many have built reputations around Louisiana traditions, from beignets to red beans and rice. After exploring the Crescent City’s dining options, foodies who want ...
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    Personal concierge Dillard Jones tackles the tasks you don’t have time for STORY: H.M. Cauley While most of us expend precious moments merely whining about how busy we are, Virginia-Highland’s Dillard Jones capitalizes on our overbooked calendars. From a background in events planning management, Jones has crafted a career as a personal concierge, ready to ...
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    Irish step enthusiasts bring Emerald Isle culture to Atlanta STORY: H.M. Cauley PHOTO: Stephen Payne In 1995, when Riverdance ignited a mania for Irish dance, Emma Burke and Erin Connolly were part of the craze. Both Burke, born in Dublin, and Connolly, born in Toronto to Irish parents, came to Atlanta as youngsters and became ...
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    Local muralist Greg Mike uses a rainbow of colors to soften the cityscape STORY: H.M. Cauley Photos: Chris House One guy with a lot of spray paint can turn a retaining wall or the side of a building into a work of art. For Reynoldstown’s Greg Mike, those plain facades are an invitation to get ...
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    Va-Hi’s Joe Alterman returns to his roots for musical inspiration STORY: H.M. Cauley PHOTO: Stephen Payne Joe Alterman can drop jazz names with alacrity. Though he grew up in Sandy Springs, he headed to New York University to hone his musical talent as a jazz pianist, and along the way he made connections with celeb ...
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    Hollis Callaway draws on family heritage to create a new beverage Before you ask, yes, Hollis Callaway is part of that family whose name graces the gardens in Pine Mountain. His great-grandparents founded the 2,500-acre, Harris County destination about 90 minutes southwest of Midtown that’s known for its butterfly house, beach, spa, golf course and ...
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    Living Walls founder Monica Campana takes the helm of a new Little Five Points gallery Monica Campana’s breakthrough moment as an artist didn’t come when she had a formal gallery opening or made a big sale. Instead, it came 10 years ago when, as an Atlanta newcomer, she was part of a street art project. ...