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By Hanna Friedlander

As a lifelong Bulldog fan, Hanna is in her 3rd year at the University of Georgia. She is a pursuing a degree in Photography at the Lamar Dodd School of Art as well as a certificate in New Media through the New Media Institute. When Hanna isn't in the studio, she loves traveling or scuba diving whenever she can get the chance. Follow her adventures on Facebook or Instagram @hanna3f

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Last Resort Grill’s Art Scene

Last Resort Grill has established itself as a strong supporter of the local arts. Each month LRG rotates art by local artists, providing them a free platform to sell and showcase their works within the community.

The current work on display is by Trish Jones, an artist from Madison. I would describe her works as folk-classical, as it represents everyday subject matter with a touch of whimsy. Jones’ work will be up through the end of this month. Hurry to Last Resort to view.

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Guide2: Summer Drinks at The Pine

Nothing screams summer like gathering outside with friends, especially when those gatherings take place at restaurants like The Pine. Nestled in Five Points, The Pine has quickly blossomed into one of Athens’ most-beloved places to dine.

Tonight we’re not focusing on The Pine’s delicious eats, but instead their new Summer drink menu. I visited Scott Parrish, owner of The Pine and The Root, on Tuesday to meet his new lineup. As each cocktail arrived, my mouth salivated. These drinks definitely know how to make an entrance! Unfortunately, technology hasn’t advanced enough to allow you to taste from your computer. Therefore, we encourage you to visit The Pine this weekend and try for yourself.


Lavender Lemonade

1.5 oz Michter’s Bourbon, 1.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice, 2 oz lavender simple syrup

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Passion Fruit Coupe

1.5 oz St. George Botanivore Gin, 1 oz passion fruit juice, 1 oz Mint & Honey Syrup

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Southern Spark

1 oz Aperol, 1 oz Lillet Blanc, 1 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, top with Kenwood Sparkling Wine

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Guide2: Upcoming Concerts

Georgia Theatre

Thursday, April 13th and Friday, April 14th at 9:00 PM

Tuesday, April 25th at 9:00 PM


The Foundry

Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM


UGA Performing Arts Center
Sunday, April 9th at 3:30 PM

Thursday, April 13th at 7:30 PM


The Classic Center

Sunday, April 9th at 7:30 PM
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8 Outfits You Should Be Wearing

Spring is the perfect time for that #ootd on Instagram and taking advantage of some warm sunshine. Below, I’ve rounded up some of the best outfits and pieces from our favorite shops in Athens! Click the links under the images to check out other great ideas for your next outfit!

 

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P.S. I’ll admit that I’m partial to denim!

 

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Dancing with the Athens Stars

Benefitting Project Safe, tickets for Dancing with the Athens Stars are on sale at the Classic Center Box Office. Click here to order.

Ten couples are competing for both Judges’ Favorite and Audience Favorite honors. You can help determine the winners, and support Project Safe’s mission to end domestic violence by voting for your favorite team with this link! Voting continues through the second intermission of the show on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Classic Center!

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Airee Edwards of Agora Vintage is participating in this year’s event and we couldn’t be more proud. Airee dishes style and service to the Athens community all year long, and we salute her endeavor to raise money once more for Project Safe. We encourage those who read this post to vote for Airee and partner here and go watch them dance this Saturday at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, Georgia.

Project Safe is a 501c3 non profit organization working to end domestic violence through prevention and educational programs, crisis intervention, ongoing supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and their children, and advocacy/ systems change work in our community. Founded in Athens, GA first as a network of safe houses, and later as a confidentially located emergency shelter and hotline, Project Safe has expanded over the years to better meet the needs of those seeking to put the pain and horror of abuse behind them.

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Thursday Night at The Rook and Pawn

My roommates and I decided to spend our Thursday night at The Rook and Pawn, one of the first board game cafes in the southeast. It took us awhile to decide what to play, as there are over four-hundred board games! We chose Ticket to Ride, and spent nearly two and a half hours competing against one another! It was the perfect way to unwind and share time with one another.

The Rook and Pawn offers a full menu with pub-fancy foods, exceptional spirits, house cocktails, and wine. They also have eight beers on tap, including their own signature brew from Southern Brewing Company; the Equinox ale-sner!

For only $5, we had access to all the games. The Rook and Pawn offers monthly ($25), annual ($95), and lifetime ($650) memberships that will allow you to waive the daily access fee of $5.

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The Rook and Pawn is located at 294 W Washington St

Sunday through Thursday: 11am-midnight

Friday and Saturday: 11am-2am

 

P.S. Please excuse the iPhone photos – my DSLR is not cooperating

 

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Hit the Barre this week!

Have you given up already on your new 2017 workout regimen? Are you getting nervous about your Spring Break bod? Or are you just yearning for that little extra boost? If you’ve admitted yes to any of the above, you’re in luck. For a small fee, Pure Barre in Athens is offering one month of unlimited classes!

Not familiar with Pure Barre? Pure Barre is one of the fastest, most effective, yet safest ways to change your body. In just 55 minutes, you will achieve a full body workout.Utilizing the ballet barre, the technique is low-impact, protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk.

Did we mention it’s also a super fun workout?

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guide2: Ultra Bright at The Gallery@ Indigo

Tonight was the opening of Ultra Bright, an art exhibition featuring the works of six Athens and Atlanta based artists working in fiber, photography, paper and painting in The Gallery@ Indigo.  Hotel Indigo welcomes its first show of 2017 with works that exude optimism, color and brightness. Artists include Barbette Houser, Laura Noel, Jessica Smith, Vivian Liddell, Logan Shirah, and Drema Montgomery.

The following images are a sneak peak of this intriguing exhibit – it’s up to you to see them in all their glory for yourself! The exhibit will be open January 26th through April 8th.

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guide2: Treehouse Kid and Craft

Treehouse Kid & Craft is a family-run and community supported kid’s shop + creative space located in both Athens and Decatur, GA. They offer a range of well-designed and responsibly-made products for babies, kids, families, and crafters of all ages. Treehouse offers toys, supplies, and activities that promote creative play and learning.

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In addition to the shop, Treehouse has a classroom space where they teach a variety of classes that encourage creative thinking, problem solving, and hands on activities. They have an awesome team of instructors whom inspire everyone at Treehouse and the community on a daily basis.

Treehouse was started with a vision to create a place where people in the community and beyond would feel welcome, meet friends, and be inspired to make , create, and live happy. It has become just that… and more!

Treehouse Athens was founded in 2010 by Kristen Bach. She is a mom, photographer, educator, and avid maker. She loves to work, teach, and inspire at treehouse kid & craft and is proud of what it has become.  When she is not working at Treehouse, she is taking photos for some of her favorite kid’s companies like: Blabla, Apple Park, and more!

In 2015, Kristen and her sister Kim opened up TREEHOUSE Decatur.  Kim is also an avid maker and has enjoyed offering the Decatur community quality goods and creative activities. Treehouse Kid & Craft is located on 815 W Broad Street. It’s open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-6 and on Sundays from 12-4.