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CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2013

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ATLANTA STYLE NOW The 43rd-annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens featured a dream team of design talents at a house that embodies today’s new elegance

116 NATURAL STATE Through his artful floral designs, Keith Robinson celebrates the inherent beauty found in locally grown flowers and plants

120 DESIGN AT WORK The workspaces of three of the city’s most respected design firms are as chic and comfortable as the homes they create

IN EVERY ISSUE 8 Editor’s Letter 127 Resources, Ad Index & Web Links

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IN GOOD TASTE Garnish & Gather takes the guesswork out of home-cooked (and sustainable) meals 22 HOLDING PATTERN Local designer Kari Fisher launches a line of whimsical hand-blocked textiles 26 CLOSE TO HEARTH Restaurateur Ford Fry’s King + Duke is heating up Peachtree Road’s culinary landscape 30 NEW PIECES Lee Kleinhelter’s chic West Buckhead boutique welcomes an American design icon 34 PEACOCKS The colorful design motif is spreading its wings for fall

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CALENDAR Evocative art exhibitions around town NAOMI Our resident design maven’s musings on office decor FOOD Dispatches from the local culinary scene ETC. Marcia examines the allure of everyone’s favorite fabric

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WELCOME

So many great things are happening in Atlanta right now, especially within the design community. A number of shops and showrooms reported a surge in traffic over the past few months, which is good news considering summer is usually slower for design-related businesses. Architects, interior designers and builders have also been busier than in years past, and now that school is back in session, I predict even more people will be focused on improving their homes this fall. At the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, a flurry of new showroom openings and key additions indicate a positive outlook from small business owners. All of these things add up to being a win-win for you and me, the consumers. Here’s to investing in our homes—after all, there are few things as important as living in a place that comforts you and makes you happy and content. Clinton Smith Editorial Director

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Garnish & Gather takes the guesswork out of home-cooked (and sustainable) meals White Oak Pastures, Pine Street Market, 5th Kingdom, Caly Road Creamery—chances are you’ve spotted these area purveyors on the menus of your favorite Atlanta restaurants, or at least sampled their produce at the neighborhood farmers market.

But thanks to Atlanta’s innovative new meal subscription service, Garnish & Gather, you don’t have to forage through our state’s many markets (or farms) to put sustainably grown vegetables and fruits or ethically raised meat and seafood on your table.

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clockwise, from top left The company’s whimsical logo fronts a reusable bag full of fresh bounty. Garnish & Gather founder, Emily Golub. All meals are designed to be cooked in under 45 minutes. In keeping with the brand’s sustainable mantra, all food packaging is recyclable.

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Enter the next wave of the farm-to-table movement: a locally sourced delivery service that not only makes it easier to prepare healthy meals at home, but also allows you to take all the credit thanks to gourmet meal kits equipped with all the raw ingredients in the necessary proportions. Garnish & Gather is perfect for time-strapped cooks looking to beat the weekday dinner rush and CSA-

loving consumers who need more direction for their seasonal shares. It’s a dinner solution that is both empowering and educational. Other winning details: wine suggestions from Sherlock’s, pick-up options from an ever-expanding list of Atlanta locations and a Table Topic card with dinner conversation-starting questions. A portion of Garnish & Gather’s proceeds is donated to Open Hand. (678) 701-8030; garnishandgather.com

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Holding Pattern clockwise, from top left From conception to production, Kari Fisher personally handcrafts each pattern and pillow. Popular patterns include Morris, Shiva, Matsya and Draper. The designer at her Atlanta studio. Her line’s metallic gold colorway on natural linen makes for both an elegant and playful look.

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“BUY WELL, BUY ONCE.” That’s Atlanta interior designer Kari Fisher’s philosophy when it comes to investing in pieces for your home that will not only stand up to trends but also last a lifetime. It’s also the mantra for her spin-off textile fi rm, Kari Fisher Designs, a byproduct of the young designer’s passion for pattern and fabric. Inspired by the boldness of decorating doyenne Dorothy Draper and the handiwork of William Morris, an Arts and Crafts leader, Fisher’s hand-blocked designs—created in her Atlanta studio—are anything but

average. Think large-scale Georgia O’Keefe-style rose hand-painted on a cotton canvas (“Dorothy Rose”), or hand-blocked whimsical fish (“Matsya”) and Easterninfluenced eye (“Shiva”) on 100 percent linen printed in the time-honored method of water-based fabric ink. Other bespoke touches include trim embellishments like color cording and pom-pom tassels or linen printed on both sides. A selection of pillows is available locally at Atlanta Made. Pillows retail at $178 each. info@karifisherdesigns.com; karifisherdesigns.com; atlantamade.us

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Close to the Hearth clockwise, from top left The contemporary yet comfortable ambience in Ford Fry’s latest restaurant, King + Duke, extends to its outdoor seating options. The interiors feature leather-panel screens to create intimate seating arrangements. A 24-foot open hearth serves as the restaurant’s centerpiece.

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ATLANTA RESTAUR ATEUR FORD FRY’S latest addition to his culinary empire, King + Duke, now holds court in the former Nava space on Peachtree Road. Named after cunning characters in Mark Twain’s American classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the King + Duke concept revolves around the restaurant’s central workhorse: a 24-foot wood-burning hearth. While Fry and King + Duke Executive Chef Joseph Schafer return to the primordial instincts of wood and fi re with the cuisine, the interiors—designed by New York design fi rm Meyer Davis Studio, Inc., of Southhampton’s Nobu and Miami’s The Dutch fame and architect Tim Nichols—are far from basic. Think clean

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The new accessories line is sophisticated yet playful— a perfect fit for the Buckhead design store.

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Lee Kleinhelter’s posh interiors boutique welcomes an American design icon clockwise, from top left Lee Kleinhelter, owner of Pieces Inc. The boutique is now carrying Kelly Wearstler’s luxe line of home accessories, including the Gritti vase, Perforated Marble vase, Reclining female figure, Rosella bowl, Organic Marble vase and Marble Trapezoid.

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WHAT'S THE LOCAL HISTORY BEHIND PIMENTO CHEESE? Southern states

began growing sweet pimentos in the 1920s. Working families needed a low-cost sandwich that could be easily packed for later, so the spread went from tea rooms to lunchboxes. In many homes in the South, pimento cheese was always in the refrigerator.

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WHAT'S YOUR RECIPE FOR MAKING THE PERFECT PIMENTO CHEESE?

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Blanc from Wolf Mountain Vineyards. It’s a sparkling Chardonnay from Georgia that tastes great with good ol’ local pimento cheese. German Riesling also pairs well. THE REST OF THE NATION IS CATCHING ONTO PIMENTO CHEESE. THOUGHTS? Is it pimento cheese,

or something about southern food? I've seen many restaurants introduce southern dishes on their menus—maybe because farm-totable is so easily expressed in our food. Either way, it’s very exciting!

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Chic and cozy fall fashion finds The historic allure of Winston-Salem CULINARY Healthy island vacationing BEAUTY Autumnal spa treatments for fall fresh skin FITNESS A world-class tennis facility in Stowe, Vermont WELLNESS Top tips for staying healthy during business travels ROMANCE Pastoral bliss at Blackberry Farm FASHION

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ON THE COVER: Located on the beach at Grand Cul de Sac and spanning 600 feet of pristine shoreline, Le Sereno in Saint Barth is one of only a handful of hotels on the island that can claim a beachfront location (in this case, a virtually private beach) and caters to sophisticated travelers craving luxury, comfort and privacy. THIS PAGE: A view from Gustavia, the largest town and the capital of the Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy.

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“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.”

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Who else loves fall as much as I do? It’s a wonderful— and extremely busy—time of year, especially in the South with college football, tailgating, holidays and, of course, traveling. But I still can’t believe summer is over already and the kids are back to school … sigh. As the temperatures cool and I reflect on those longgone lazy days of summer, I hope you’ll join me for our third issue of Healthy Travel. We’ll head out West to the most divine spas in Sedona and the coolest ranch in Montana, with plenty of horseback riding, fly-fishing, rafting, hot air ballooning and sleeping in a “luxury” tent. Don’t miss the adventures of my daughter, Leigh, and I as we explore Phoenix for the ideal mother-daughter getaway. And, if that’s not enough, we’ve also captured a few other favorite fall getaways, such as exploring historic Winston-Salem, a

romantic retreat nestled in Tennessee, and where to eat, stay, and play in St. Barth. Be sure to let me know what you think of our debut column, “What’s New,” for the latest and greatest happenings across the globe. We are thrilled to bring you the fall issue of Healthy Travel; we hope you will continue to share your comments, thoughts and questions with us. We want to know where you’ve been traveling and if you’ve experienced any fabulous Healthy Travel finds. Contact us via Facebook (facebook. com/healthytravelmag) or Twitter (@alisonlewis). As always, thank you for reading, and happy, safe travels this season!

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The historic allure of Winston-Salem makes for family-friendly fun By SHELBIE LANDRY

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Gardens features living history

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experiences with businesses that

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adventures such as canoeing, rock

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North Carolina, not only boasts

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the outdoors, whether to burn off

preserved historic businesses and

doubt love the Winkler Bakery with

extra energy or extra calories, ex-

homes, but it’s also an adventure

their delicious goodies baked in

plore one of the local parks. Tangle-

more during your memorable fam-

the entire family can enjoy together.

wood-burning ovens (be sure to try

wood Park contains more than just

ily vacation, take in one or two of

Regardless of age or interests,

the Moravian sugar cookies) and the

typical walking trails, with oppor-

the dozens of events and sights in

Winston-Salem offers plenty of

fantastic puppet shows designed for

tunities to play golf and tennis, ride

Winston-Salem, ranging from the

diverse activities that will leave ev-

the entire family’s entertainment.

horses, fish and boat, mountain bike

Reynolda House Museum of Ameri-

eryone with smiling faces and grand

And once younger members turn in

and more amidst the natural beauty

can Art with its beautiful outdoor

memories.

for the evening, adults can enjoy the

of North Carolina. And we can’t

gardens to local eateries, coffee

nighttime transformation of the nor-

forget Pilot Mountain State Park—

shops, breweries, wineries and more.

mally kid-friendly Old Salem Tavern

better known as “Mt. Pilot” from

(866) 728-4200; visitwinstonsalem.com

tory, Old Salem Museums and

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5 MUST-DO'S WITH KIDS OLD SALEM MUSEUMS AND GARDENS Costumed interpreters tell the compelling story of the Moravians first settling the town in 1766. Kids will learn what life was like before the days of television, video games or even electricity. Take home a few treats from Winkler Bakery—one of the nation's oldest—after watching the bakers make savory breads and sweet cookies using wood-fired ovens. (336) 721-7300; oldsalem.org CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF WINSTON-SALEM An interactive adventure including attractions like a beanstalk in the central lobby, “Build it!” station with oversize blocks to build race cars and launch parachutes, Surprise Garden exhibition and child-size Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory. (The doughnut company was founded in Winston-Salem.) (336) 723-9111;

childrensmuseumofws.org SCIWORKS SciWorks Museum features live animals (including two river otters), a planetarium and seven permanent indoor exhibits like “PhysicsWorks” (which exposes kids to motion and force) and KevaWorks (which focuses on architectural design). (336)

767-6730; siworks.org TANGLEWOOD PARK & POOL This playground for kids and adults includes a swimming pool, horseback riding, fishing, boating, play equipment, golf and tennis. (336) 703-6400; tanglewoodpark.org MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY Introduce kids to the families and traditions of global cultures through art and cool artifacts. Don't miss the Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) exhibit that honors deceased relatives in the Mexican tradition.

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Key West Wellness

Nutrition expert Donna Shields gives her insight into healthy island vacationing by CAROLYN O’NEIL Remember when beach vacations

a certified personal trainer and for-

hotel room and walk instead. This

yoga classes on the beach or even

were for eating and drinking too

mer nutrition instructor for the Cu-

is oh-so-simple in a small town like

on a paddleboard.

much and lying in the hot sun all

linary Institute of America in Hyde

Key West, where it’s flat and acces-

CAROLYN: In The Keys it seems

day? Well, it turns out that many

Park, New York, she remains serious

sible, but even if you’re in a more

everyone rides a bike instead of

people today are using their vaca-

about promoting diet and fitness.

remote resort location and need to

renting a car. What can bike riding

tion time to do just the opposite.

Author of the Caribbean Light Cook-

cab it to places, you can still make

do for you?

With precious days away from a

book, she’s also well qualified to

it work. Have the taxi drop off and

DONNA: Biking in Key West is what

hectic work schedule that robs per-

help clients slim down a piña colada

pick you up at the opposite end

I call “functional” exercise. We

sonal time to attend to health goals,

or add tropical flavor to grilled fish.

of town so you can walk to your

don’t really think of it as exercise,

the vacation is emerging as an

So let’s take a quick trip to The Keys

destination, especially if it’s for

but rather an easy way to get from

opportune time to focus on fitness.

to learn some of Shields’s top tips

dinner. If you want to lounge by the

one place to another. It’s practical,

Registered dietitian Donna Shields,

for a healthy vacation.

pool, promise yourself that the next

quick, very green and there’s no

day you’ll do something more ac-

parking hassle or cost. Though we

MS RD, has noticed this emerging

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health trend in her conversations

CAROLYN: Vacations used to mean

tive, like kayak. Even fishing can be

ride conch cruisers (fat tires and one

with locals and visitors to Key West,

going for it—eating anything in sight

strenuous if you’re going after big

speed) compared to racing bikes,

Florida, where she is a self-pro-

and taking a break from everything

tarpon or sailfish. Find out from the

the town is completely flat (the

fessed “southernmost nutritionist”

including fitness goals—but today it

concierge where the neighborhood

highest point is 13 feet above sea

and “diet coach to the beach bums.”

seems that people want to use their

yoga or dance studio is located. It’s

level) so it’s easy even if you haven’t

Shields, slim and trim at fifty-some-

extra time on vacation to take bet-

a good way to mix and mingle with

been on a two-wheeler in 20 years.

thing, was attracted to the casual

ter care of themselves.

non-tourists and get the skinny on

CAROLYN: Tropical vacations bring

beach life in the Florida Keys but as

DONNA: Leave the car keys in the

the town. And don’t forget about

to mind fresh fish and fruit—but

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of course there are plenty of fried

CAROLYN: OK, I'm at the resort

benefits of walking on the beach

foods and alcohol, too. What kinds

pool and the waiter comes by with a

and just relaxing?

of foods do you recommend people

tray of cocktails: mimosas, pina co-

DONNA: Feeling healthy can take

focus on during vacation?

ladas, mojitos and daiquiris. Which

different forms for different people,

DONNA: Order local seafood. In

one should I choose?

and while having fun on vacation

our case, it’s often Key West Pinks

DONNA: The mimosa is probably

is important, doing something nice

(shrimp), dolphin (often called mahi-

your best bet. The orange juice at

for yourself can also make you feel

sure to check out OCEAN KEY RE-

mahi), grouper and our namesake

least provides some vitamin C. The

better. If you never get a chance to

SORT AND SPA. Renew at their SPA

conch. Order it blackened, grilled,

mojito would also be a good choice

read, then lying in a hammock under

TERRE, where signature treatments

pan sautéed—anything but fried.

because it’s rum and club soda,

a palm tree with a good book might

combine exotic tropical oils, herbs

Conch ceviche will have little if any

which is calorie-free. But it will also

be just the thing you need. Getting

and volcanic clays from Bali and

added fat, as it’s a very fresh prepa-

contain some simple syrup or sugar.

a massage on the beach or sharing

Thailand. Try the Javanese Ritual,

ration that includes lime juice, onion

Frozen blended drinks such as

a bottle of wine while watching

Tropical Essence Spa Massage or

and usually some habanero pep-

Key West’s famous margaritas are

the sunset on the pier could be the

Key Lime Margarita Spa Pedicure.

pers. The acidity of the lime juice

usually loaded with sugar because

highlight of your trip. It’s the little,

There’s also kayaking, snorkeling,

cooks and tenderizes the conch

they’re made from presweetened

unexpected moments that make a

fishing and bike riding. Reload at

muscle. Mango and other tropical

mixes. Piña coladas are a double

vacation healthy for body, mind and

Hot Tin Roof, the resort’s award-

fruit salsas can be a healthiful ac-

whammy in that they also can be

spirit. donnashields.com

winning restaurant that offers a mix

companiment to an entrée or as a

fairly high in fat due to the cream of

of fusion seafood with Florida and

sandwich topping because they add

coconut.

Caribbean influences. (305) 296-7701;

lots of fresh flavor with few calories.

CAROLYN: What are the health

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BEAUTY

Fall Fresh Skin

Experts weigh in on their favorite autumnal spa treatments

by SHELBIE LANDRY

Fall and beauty go hand-in-hand:

nothing but the warm breezes and

restore skin and replenish energy.”

Another favorite is the Seawater

Just like trees shed their leaves

tropical scents to occupy your mind.

Pearl Facial because it provides a

in preparation for the long win-

(386) 447-4600; hammockbeach.com

(800) 257-7544; fairmont.com/scottsdale

replenish skin after the harsh, hot

BRENNAN EVANS

JOHN MORRIS

treatment will provide cellular vital-

summer and sneak in some personal

Managing Director at Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, Arizona

Spa Director at Serenity by the Sea, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Destin, Florida

ity and firmness to soften the signs of aging.” (800) 559-1805; sandestinbeachhilton.com

their favorite fall beauty treatments

“Embracing the concept of total

“Serenity by the Sea spa treatments

ILIANA ORTEGA

with us.

well-being is a full-spectrum experi-

are not only popular with guests

ence. At Well & Being our goal is to

during the autumnal time, but they

THOR HOLM

provide a comfortable, world-class

also prepare skin for the winter

Spa Director at The Palms Aveda Spa at The Palms Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach, Florida

Director of Spa, Recreation and Fitness at Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, Florida

environment that allows guests to

season by repairing and nourish-

not only learn about wellness but

ing after the effects of summer sun

“The Walnut Body Polish is great.

also appreciate the time taken to

exposure. The Botanical Clay Body

This service gently removes dulling

luxuriate in body and skin therapies.

Mask consists of a dry brush exfolia-

debris to reveal smoother, softer

“Our therapists collaborated to cre-

Our mud/scrub bar services are

tion followed by an application of

skin. By using a blend of finely

ate a signature massage blending

designed for total customization

botanical clay designed to draw out

ground walnut shells, kelp, aloe and

elements of Lomi Lomi, hot stone,

based on skin types and needs. Our

toxins and tighten pores. This treat-

lavender, the Walnut Body Polish

aromatherapy and Swedish massage

exclusive blending bar features a

ment features a high detoxifying

improves skin color and clarity, un-

that conjures images of relaxing in a

full range of locally sourced body

element and will also improve circu-

clogging follicles and pores.” (305)

hammock on a secluded beach, with

polishes and detoxifying muds that

lation for the cold months ahead.

534-0505: thepalmhotel.com

relaxation before the holiday chaos takes over. We asked some of our

decadent moisture boost for normal dehydrated and mature skin. This

ter ahead, it’s also a great time to

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FITNESS

Game, Set, Match

Head to Stowe, Vermont, for the best in tennis and fall color more mature players aiming to

be at the beginner or competitive,

Topnotch Resort features beauti-

scenery of the Green Mountains,

perfect their skills, Topnotch cre-

amateur or professional level.”

ful views and luxurious amenities,

Topnotch boasts an impressive

ated the innovative “Play to Win”

Needless to say, Topnotch

including a 20,000-square-foot

layout of four indoor hard courts

method. This unique philosophy

Resort provides a fantastic tennis

world-class spa, full salon, guided

and six outdoor courts with more

includes four main steps all taught

experience geared toward those

hikes, cross-country and downhill

than 30 tennis program options

by tennis pro Milan Kubala, with

looking to play on superb courts,

ski rentals, fitness center, indoor

(including lessons, clinics and

each category focusing on either

gain expertise in their game and

and outdoor pools and restaurants

private instruction). And because

the physical or mental aspects of

enjoy an unforgettable resort. Don't

utilizing organic and locally farmed

every program is taught by a USPTA

form and strategy to enhance play-

neglect to take time away from the

ingredients. Even with all these

certified staff member, players of

ers’ overall game. “Having experi-

courts to indulge in the Bamboo

amazing features, the true star of

any age and skill level can enjoy the

ence with international competition

and Lime massage at the spa, al-

this Stowe, Vermont, resort is its

ultimate experience under the best

and professional tennis and seeing

lowing the bamboo to work through

expansive tennis center, ranked

instruction possible.

what it takes, I feel that I can show

knots and tension. Or, try the ultra-

players how to reach their personal

moisturizing hydra floral eye and

The newly renovated 120-acre

No. 1 in the Northeast by Tennis

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Surrounded by the breathtaking

For younger players, Topnotch

Magazine and No. 3 in the world by

offers a Junior Tennis Academy

potential,” Kubala writes on his Top-

lip masks. The only question I have

Tennis Resort Online. The facility is

(ages 3-18) and New England’s only

notch profile. “I want each person

is, “When can I sign up?” (800) 451-

a must-play for every tennis lover,

United States Tennis Association’s

I bring into contact with the sport

8686; topnotchresort.com

especially during the fall.

10 and Under Tennis Program. For

to experience success, whether it

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WELLNESS

Business Class Health

Chef Julio Delgado shares his top tips for frequent fliers looking to stay healthy

Business travel comes with its chal-

Carlton, Atlanta, for example, works

night each week I present a Chef

lenges: extended hours on planes,

with a number of local farmers—one

Bar; recently I created a bourbon

long social dinners and not enough

less than a half-mile from the hotel—

cocktail using maple syrup that is

time for rest. But planning ahead

to bring in fresh-from-the-garden

aged in bourbon barrels paired with

by checking out hotel websites and

produce. Their North Georgia trout

a cocktail featuring compressed

devising a wellness plan can keep

is raised in cold streams, and ship-

cantaloupe infused with bacon and

you on track while you’re away from

ments arrive three times per week.

smoked pecans. We had some lively conversations about the uniqueness

home. Here are my five tips to for 3. EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST

of the pairings, and it gives guests

My entire family is up at 4:30 a.m.

an opportunity to learn something

1. KNOW THE FITNESS OPTIONS

every day, and we always start off

new.

Addicted to your spinning workout?

with a nutritious breakfast. It’s the

Morning yoga makes your day?

most important meal of the day,

5. GIVE YOURSELF TIME

For me, there’s nothing worse than

especially before a busy morning

TO UNWIND

traveling without my running shoes,

of business meetings. Be sure to

Turn off the computer and power

only to find there is a beautiful

balance protein and carbs with an

down your smart phone. Traveling

outdoor jogging trail near my hotel.

early-morning meal of eggs, chicken

may be the only time you have a few

Most resorts have a fitness center;

or turkey sausage and fresh fruit.

quiet moments to yourself, so take

staying healthy on the road.

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towel service or workout gear (some

4. FIND OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING

the workday by reading a fiction

hotels do!), and pack accordingly.

IN THE HOTEL DURING YOUR STAY

novel or listening to a meditation CD

I’m always surprised how few

or relaxing music on your iPod.

2. FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH

people stop by the concierge desk

RESTAURANT MENUS

for information about hotel events,

Look ahead to see what healthy

such as an informal book signing

fare options are available. The Ritz-

or wine tastings. For example, one

As the executive chef of The RitzCarlton, Atlanta, Julio Delgado oversees all culinary operations for the hotel. He is passionate about sharing the pleasures of the dinner table that developed from a family history rich with food traditions. “My grandfather, Polo Lopez, owned

advantage. Switch your focus from

call ahead to see if they provide

ABOUT CHEF DELGADO

a very successful butcher shop in Puerto Rico during the 1950s and 60s. Among my fondest childhood memories are the times spent sitting in the kitchen with my family enjoying food and conversation,” says Delgado. “I believe we keep our traditions alive and create lifelong memories by sharing food with the people important to us. Now my goal is to create celebrations with food and wine that bring family and friends together at our hotel.” (404)

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ADVENTURES

IN BIG SKY

COUNTRY

Recharge your workout and M.O. in the rugged outdoors of Montana at the luxurious Resort at Paws Up By NINA KOKOTAS HAHN

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Set off on a hot air balloon ride at Paws Up for majestic views of the Blackfoot Valley and surrounding Montana landscapes. Float down the rushing Blackfoot River—as in Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It—on a guided river trip. below Traversing legendary stretches of Lewis & Clark territory, the Blackfoot River winds through some 10 miles of the resort.

It was late afternoon

as the horses were being led to a corral in front of the Wilderness Outpost, or the WO (pronounced “whoa”), the central hub from which guests at the 37,000-acre Resort at Paws Up ventured out on countless outdoor adventures. From here, rolling hills and monochromatic swards of green stretched out in every direction, an animated sea of ponderosa pines and graygreen sage bushes popping and flickering across a breezy landscape, while the snow-capped Swan Mountains peaked in the distance. I had come to this luxury Western-style ranch in Greenough, Montana, to escape mundane fitness rituals and the burdens of “working out” in lieu of something more inspired. With 100 miles of trails and activities from flyfishing and kayaking to rappelling and ATV tours, Paws Up had delivered in magical doses. In the middle of the corral, I spotted Cherokee, a tall quarter-horse painted with large patches of black and white 29

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The backdrop of Paws Up is surreal in its beauty, capturing a rare and breathtaking scene of nature and vast wilderness. Arguably the world’s luckiest horses and their guest riders do better than a trail ride in Big Sky Country.

and the same horse I had ridden during the morning cattle drive. Only moments after I’d hopped on his back, Cherokee and I had been put to the test. He a little stubborn and me perhaps too eager, we set off on the three-hour drive in the company of our ranch hands and five other riders to gather, trail and corral Corriente cattle, a spritely rodeo breed distinguished by long horns. This was not easy work. The cows often escaped, which meant one of us had to chase after the cow without chasing the cow away, while the other riders tried to keep the rest of the herd together. Still, we managed to keep these escape artists in a group as we moved across pastures and through stands of trees to a working corral. There, we sorted the boys from the girls in mock rodeo competitions. Never mind the sweat, I was herding cattle from atop a horse and the sky was as big and as blue as they say it is in Montana. I could do this all day long. Cherokee swished his tail from the middle of the corral and barely glanced my way. No hurt feelings on my part; he was off the clock and, technically, so was I. I’d recognized that feeling most on a float down the legendary Blackfoot River, of which some 10 miles weave through Paws Up country. This same river, made famous by Lewis & Clark and Norman Maclean and Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It, 31

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had swept away the burdens of email, errands and work, and left a simpler demand in its place: Look ahead and paddle. The flowing river turned occasionally to rapids, which required a more primitive response: Pay attention or get tossed. Some two-and-a-half hours later (and 625-plus calories unwittingly burned), our guide landed our raft on a small beach for a gourmet picnic. I found myself always eager for more at Paws Up, where I also took on the thrill of sporting clays, a target game that simulates field hunting against a sweeping valley. The gun was heavy and my arms shook at first, but adrenaline kicked in and, with four out of six shots nailed, I was hooked. In the morning, a friend joined me for runs on rocky trails that traversed open plans, sparse forests and the banks of the Blackfoot. What’s next, I wondered wishfully. Later that night, while lying in a plush bed inside of my luxurious safari-style “glamping” tent at the new Cliffside Camp, I listened to the rushing river as it thrashed through

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the small gorge below. It was a tremendous sound—loud yet calming, powerful yet peaceful. Cherokee disappeared into the herd as the last of the horses entered the corral. Some sipped water from the trough while others rolled around in the dirt, scratching and shaking off the day’s work. Two horses played tug of war with a plastic bowl. One proud gelding trotted around neighing and snorting. I was so enthralled by the horses that I hardly noticed that the ranch hands had been lining up a string of gates across the main road. They were creating a safe passage for the horses to cross over to an endless pasture, where they typically spent the night. This seemed so foreign and free to me (no barn?!). The horses had worked, fed on hay, cavorted in the corral and now waited, ears perked up and restless for the gate to open. Once it did, they took off like mustangs, galloping at full speed into the great wide open. (800) 473-0601; pawsup.com

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clockwise, from left Stay in the new Cliff side Camp for views like this of the Blackfoot. A guest takes on the sporting clays range with direction from a guide at Paws Up. Local ingredients shine in dishes at Paws Up, such as the Trout mernieurre served with lemon brown butter and caper, and this salad with tomatoes from Missoula’s Farmer’s Marker, marinated in verjus, avocado and Thai basil oil.

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Luxurious camping at Paws Up, more commonly known as “glamping,” looks like this; plush linens, full bathrooms with heated floors, design that nods to the Wild West, even a campsite butler.

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An adventurous mother-daughter getaway in the Arizona outback By ALISON LEWIS

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As the plane glides down over the rugged Arizona landscape, I think to myself, “We’ll leave the camping trips to the guys, thank you very much.” Our surroundings may look rustic at first glance, but I know soon my daughter, Leigh, and I will be sinking into cloudlike beds in Phoenix and Scottsdale—not plumping our sleeping bags for a night on the hard dirt. This is our idea of roughing it. Let the mother-daughter weekend begin!

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Arizona Biltmore has three pools that combine to create one, featuring a 92-foot-long water slide, swim-up bar and private cabanas. opposite, clockwise from left Since 1929, Arizona Biltmore has been a destination of inspiration with 39 acres of gardens, swimming pools and iconic architecture. Within the beautiful setting of the Usery Mountain Regional Park, you will be inspired to explore your breath and fundamental postures to reinforce foundation and focus. Hiking at Squaw Peak is a challenge, but Leigh and I made it to the top with smiles. Leigh masters Flowrider at Westin Keirland Resort & Spa.

There’s just something about breathing in mountain air, and that’s exactly how we start the afternoon following high tea at the ARIZONA BILTMORE. Hiking Squaw Peak is a bit strenuous, and we’re in awe of the locals who are sprinting up the steep hills ahead of us. But when we reach the top and ask our guide from the hotel to snap a photo, a wave of pride crashes over me. We did it, together: I high-five Leigh. Bonding moment one, check. We’re definitely work hard, play hard kind of gals, so after the hike we slip away to the ARIZONA BILTMORE’S SPA . I instantly dip into vacation stupor during the Dream Catcher Aromatherapy Massage, where

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way to the SONORAN DESERT AT USERY for yoga. The view is breathtaking as we pose and stretch through an all-level class that focuses on breathing technique and balance. I glance over at Leigh and smile serenely as the teacher proclaims my daughter a natural. Next up: kayaking with Arizona Outback Adventures. I’m excited to experience the city’s water recreation scene with these great guides, and they don’t disappoint! We take the floating path down the Lower Salt River, where we catch glimpses of wild horses. As the sun sets on another day, we’re happy and tired. Bonding moments three and four, check.

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Our last day proves the most challenging and exciting yet— we head to the WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT & SPA and quickly change in anticipation of an hour-long FlowRider Flowboarding session. I’m nervous; Leigh’s determined. We’ll be combining the tricks of surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and wakeboarding as we balance ourselves on simulated rapids. It’s exhilarating … and not easy! I wipe out again and again—maybe it’s lack of experience, or maybe it’s just because we’re laughing so hard, wiping water from our eyes and having the time of our lives. Leigh, of course, manages to conquer the board. I’m one proud mom. Bonding moment five, check.

To relax after flowboarding we book treatments at Agave, the Westin’s spa, where we indulge in motherdaughter massages. I opt for the Rollerssage, a treatment that pairs Swedish techniques with radiant heat from semiprecious stones. The result: instant soothing of my tight muscles. Leigh tries the new FlowRider Massage, an athletic treatment that incorporates stretching and flexibility and a welldeserved reward for hanging ten. Blissed-out bonding moment six, check. I think we can get used to this. It’s our last night in Arizona, and I have to admit, I’m a little sad. I’ve grown accustomed to hanging out with my girl, trying new activities,

experiencing fabulous spas and eating amazing local foods. Determined to go out with a bang, we enjoy a fresh seafood dinner at DESEO —a true find at the Westin Kierland—that includes lobster and tuna tacos, a trio of ceviche and crab-and-sausage paella. Leigh treats herself to a non-alcoholic raspberry mojito with a stick of fresh sugarcane, and I sneak in a cocktail. We toast to a fun girls’ trip and future bonding, vowing to do this at least once a year. No boys allowed. (800) 950-0086; arizonabiltmore.com. (602) 200-8111; stfrancisaz.com. (480) 945-2881; aoaadventures.com. (480) 624-1000; kierlandresort.com

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Best places to stay and play on this French Carribean island By ALISON LEWIS

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Enjoy an outdoor massage with nature’s sounds in the background at the spa at Le Sereno. opposite Le Sereno features a swimming pool and sundeck surrounded by palm trees overlooking the water.

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Softly lapping waves, shimmering clear water, and rustling palm trees butt against jagged mountains in the la-la land of St. Barth, a picturesque volcanic French island rising from the Caribbean just east of Puerto Rico. Ready to go? No problem—just follow our easy island guide, and get ready to press the pause button on real life.

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Where to stay

HOTEL GUANAHANI HOTEL & SPA , located on the north side of St. Barth, is the largest hotel on the tiny island, with an amazing tennis facility and the Spa by Clarins. Caribbean-hued cottage-style accommodations offer several options, some with private pools. Enjoy daily poolside breakfast buffets with healthy offerings like French yogurts and cheeses. Other picks: The hip, cool and contemporary LE SERENO features 36 rooms and villas with the nicest staff you’ll ever

meet, and EDEN ROCK , a St. Jean Bay property that’s been hot-listed as one of the top places to stay in the world and boasts some of the most spectacular views ever.

Where to play

Water sports from laid-back to adventurous abound, and St. Barth also offers top-notch spas. Don’t skip either. Hike the 20-minute goat path from Petite Anse to breathtaking Colombier Beach, and snorkel the islands reefs and craggy caves to discover brilliant marine life. (Psst: We hear the best spots are around the islet of Pain de Sucre, off Gustavia Harbor, and near Coco Islet off Colombier Bay.) Don’t miss Grande Saline Beach, where you’ll find very few people and no buildings or hotels. Bold vacationers should definitely give wind surfing, kite boarding or paddle boarding a chance. Be sure to start or end at least one day at the spa— 41

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Shell Beach is the only beach located “ in town” and the scene of many weekend festivities. The beach has calm waters and is an ideal place to visit after a day of shopping.

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clockwise Eden Rock is the perfect place to soak up the sun, take pleasure in high-end designer shopping or enjoy world class globally inspired dishes by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at On the Rocks. The cottages at Hotel Guanahani’s style are configured in a creole style and decorated with rare woods, pastel colors and fine cotton fabrics. Vanilla Skewered Sea Scallops is just one of the fabulous seafood dishes at Wall House. This sleek and comfortable lounge at Le Sereno is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink overlooking the water.

it is vacation, after all. We recommend the beachside “St. Barth Chill Out” at Le Sereno, a treatment that incorporates self-heating clam shells and cold-pressed avocado oil to release tension and stimulate metabolism.

beverages and raspberry-muddled mojitos. WALL HOUSE boasts the most extensive wine list on St. Barth (more than 250!) that pairs well with the French-American cuisine like mahi-mahi ceviche.

Where to eat

With all of its offerings, the paradise of St. Barth just may be one of our favorite places to unwind. And once you set foot on the sand, we think you’ll agree.

Fresh seafood and light fare are signatures around the island. Try the tomato-basil quinoa and gazpacho at HOTEL LE TOINY ’s brunch. On Sunday nights, LA PLAGE at Tom Beach Hotel offers an extensive barbecue, which includes mouthwatering grilled lobster and papaya salad. A mixologist prepares delicious freshly juiced nonalcoholic

(800) 216-3774; leguanahani.com. (888) le sereno; lesereno.com. (855) 3336762; edenrockhotel.com. (800) 680-0832; letoiny.com. 011-590-590275313; tombeachhotel.com. 590 5 90 27 71 83; wallhouserestaurant.com

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SAVORING

SEDONA Red-rock rambling and romantic spa resorts converge in this enchanting Arizona town By BOB COOPER

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Like Utah’s Arches, Bryce and Zion, Sedona is crisscrossed by exhilarating hiking trails and ethereal, majestic red-rock formations. But it also boasts an attribute those national parks don’t: spa resorts. Sedona, a two-hour drive from both Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, has become wildly popular, largely for its subdued resorts that focus on wellness, fitness and unique spa treatments. With my wife, I spent four blissful days hiking the trails, unwinding in the spas and relishing the four most notable resorts. I heartily recommend you do the same. Here are some of our favorites.

ENCHANTMENT RESORT Boynton Canyon, boxed on three sides by cliff walls, is still considered sacred by the Yavapai tribe, but the resort that’s there now is not a case of paradise lost. All buildings match the surrounding burnt orange cliffs. Sunlight streams into the casitas, casas and haciendas from windows, even above the showers. The enchantment begins with airy restaurants and bars; pools, a tennis center and a putting course; and about 15 free daily activities that always include a sunrise stretch, fitness walk, red-rocks hike, yoga class and guided meditation. Most activities commence at Mii Amo, the resort’s renowned destination spa, which includes a meditation room, Watsu pool, spa cafe and juice bar. During my Blue Corn Body Polish at Mii Amo, I was scrubbed with a ground-corn paste and fruit-flower lotion and then sprayed by seven Vichy showerheads. (800) 826-4180; enchantmentresort.com 45 45

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boutique hotel and spa has a contemporary vibe, but the luxe lobby, Hundred Rox restaurant, saltwater infinity pool and fire pits are not enough to make you forget where you are—and that’s a good thing. Sedona’s natural beauty is still pervasive, with the formation called Snoopy high above and a path below the pool leading 50 feet to Oak Creek. You’re a three-minute walk to the restaurants and shops of uptown Sedona, where trolley and jeep tours depart hourly, yet it’s quiet here, especially on our guestroom balcony above the creek (all rooms have balconies and spa tubs). I passed up the free daily yoga class at the spa, indulging instead in a 30-minute massage. (800) 815-6152, amararesort.com

L’AUBERGE DE SEDONA Whether you stay in one of the cabins on stilts in view of the red rocks above or in a garden or creekside cottage, you’ll enjoy amenities such as cedar outdoor showers, spa tubs, fireplaces and down bedding. L’Auberge is an unabashedly romantic refuge, as the only sounds are the purr of Oak Creek and wind-rustled sycamores. Even if you don’t stay there, brunch or dinner at the fine dining restaurant is worth the expense, as the outdoor tables are nestled among the trees and so close to the creek you could fall in. In the spa, I enjoyed a stretch massage, the perfect way to end four rejuvenating days of red-rock rapture. (855) 905-5745; lauberge.com

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HILTON SEDONA RESORT This leisure-focused Hilton is unlike the understated, low-rise inns that inhabit the rest of Sedona, but it’s the best match for families and fitness-minded travelers. The former will love the hotel’s affordability, large rooms and four pools. The latter can choose between playing at the adjacent Sedona Golf Resort course or at the on-property fitness complex. Inside the complex are a lap pool, fitness center, yoga studio and spa. In the spa, a therapist slathered me with fragrant, mineral-rich clay, swathed me in towels and then rinsed me with a Vichy shower. I returned to my normal color after this Terra Roja Healing Clay Wrap while ensconced in the spa’s zero-gravity shiatsu chair. (877) 273-3762; hiltonsedonaresort.com

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Sedona’s back roads and Coconino National Forest trails make it a mecca for road biking, mountain biking and running, but hiking is the high king of outdoor options. The abundance and variety of well-marked trails is stupefying: 400 miles of interconnected trails lace out from starting points just minutes from Sedona’s resorts. Most trails bring you up close and personal with the beloved red rocks—which sport colorful names like Snoopy, Camel’s Head and Giant’s Thumb—as you hike to, from, beneath, above, over or around them. Pine nut-bearing pinon pines, wind-twisted junipers and countless cactus species line the paths. We hiked Teacup Trail (curiously close to Coffee Pot Rock), Courthouse Loop Trail (which circumnavigates massive Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock on a desert where old Westerns were filmed), Wilson Canyon Trail (a creekhugging path through low forest) and Red Rock Crossing Trail (where creekside stone cairns are stacked dozens high at “Buddha Beach”). (800) 288-7336; visitsedona.com 47

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ROMANCE

Pastoral Pleasures

At the foothills of the Tennessee mountains, an idyllic farm retreat beckons By ALISON LEWIS

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There is perhaps nothing more

activities menu have rounded out

site brewery. (Don’t worry, you’ll

brushing, warm red clay wrap to

rejuvenating than a weekend

the farm’s offerings so that it’s a hot

burn those tasting calories during

detoxify and a jojoba oil application.

away for two in the foothills of the

spot for total body renewal. Here,

a customized yoga session or a pri-

A recent shift in the Southern

Great Smokies, where the sun cuts

it’s all about living a balanced life.

vate Chakra Balancing Experience,

food-heavy menu has Blackberry

designed to open the body’s energy

Farm chefs directing more attention

flow and reduce stress.)

to healthful dishes that lack typical

through filmy fog each morning on

“This is a place to mentally

its way up over rolling hills and tall

rejuvenate, where people can also

pines. A lush jewel nestled in the

challenge themselves with a new

If you’re feeling more adventur-

East Tennessee town of Walland—a

activity," says Thomas Krajewski,

ous, enroll in Blackberry’s Wellness

sacrificing flavor. My favorite was

half-hour drive from Knoxville—

Blackberry's activities manager.

Boot Camp, where you’ll push your

the Winter Vegetable Stew with red

Blackberry Farm appeals because

Options abound, from fly-fishing

limits during strenuous activities like

quinoa, carrots, fennel, parsnips,

of its glorious setting and five-star

to clay shooting, horseback riding,

mountain biking or guided hiking

Swiss chard and Charleston gold

luxury. From plush feather beds to

kayaking, biking and hiking. The

and enjoy personalized workouts

rice. Calories are just about the only

mouthwatering cuisine created by

goal of the uber-attentive staff:

and individualized sessions with

thing you’ll sacrifice during a stay

a James Beard Award-winning chef

Inspire guests to learn something

a trainer. You’ll earn a trip to the

at Blackberry; there’s not a single

to blissful treatments at Farmhouse

new—90% do some form of activ-

renowned spa, where we recom-

detail missing here, from service to

Spa, Blackberry has long been a fa-

ity during their stays—whether it's

mend a traditional couple’s massage

scenery. What are you waiting for?

vorite romantic spot to retreat from

a new sport or just a day spent

followed by the Red Earth Revival—

(865) 984-8166; blackberryfarm.com

daily stressors. Additions to the

exploring the gardens or the on-

treatment that includes a lymphatic

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cream-and-butter calories without

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& Endless Lake Activities.

World Renowned Golf, a Variety of Accommodations, Fine Dining

Lake Oconee GREENE COUNTY, GEORGIA

For more information about Lake Oconee and Vacation Packages, visit www.visitlakeoconee.com or call 866.341.4488 Just over an hour from Atlanta and Augusta.

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Atlanta Style NOW The 43rd-annual Atlanta Symphony Associates’ Decorators’ Show House & Gardens featured a dream team of design talents at a house that embodies today’s new elegance Residential Design by William T. Baker

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Front Lawn & Gardens left

Grand Foyer below MUSSO DESIGN

Informed by the historic use of boxwoods, roses and ground covers at French châteaus, the manicured front lawn and gardens brandish stately botanical selections.

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YARDERA LANDSCAPE INC.

First impressions are everything in the foyer, where a Roman shade made from a unique Jim Thompson malachite fabric mingles with photography by David Leventi and a stylized klismos chair.

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East Grand Hall top left SHON PARKER Accented by supple leather, an heirloom display table showcases treasures including abstract art by Deanna Jaugstetter, a painted wood urn lamp and an antique French clock-cumsculpture. DESIGN

Breakfast Room top right BOXWOODS This comfortable dining nook includes a wood table with antique mirror inlay, sculptural linen-and-burlap dining chairs and a mesmerizing encaustic by David Howland. GARDENS & GIFTS

Living Room lower left PATRICIA MCLEAN This vast room is unified by its numerous intimate seating groups. Here, towering crystal chandeliers illuminate custom benches, precious antiques, tight-back arm chairs and Scalamandré fabrics.

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Dining Room opposite ROBERT BROWN This rich and ravishing dining room embodies genteel appeal, thanks to custom leather dining chairs, an antelope rug from Stark and Brown’s own furnishings for MacRae and Holland & Company. INTERIOR DESIGN

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Upstairs Hall top left TRACI RHOADS INTERIORS A most sophisticated gathering spot, this space centers around a pretty Alan Knight settee, blue-and-white porcelains, live citrus trees and original art by Greg Ragland.

Library top right C. WEAKS INTERIORS INC. With ample sitting spots for guests to gather, this room takes its cues from the stained glass view, those hues appearing everywhere from the regal rug to paintings from Pryor Fine Art.

Butler’s Pantry lower left KELLIE GRIFFIN An Old-World effect greets guests straightaway—with gilt accents, a charming grandfather clock from Gryphon Antiques and blue-and-white wall coverings and fabrics by Cole & Son and Brunschwig & Fils.

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Family Stairway top left THE MERCANTILE This sophisticated ascent is defi ned by its original landscape wall covering by local Bethany Travis, a quaint plaster birdhouse from Ainsworth-Noah & Associates and a Baccarat chandelier with amethyst accents. Exterior top right KOLO COLLECTION Bringing a Euro-chic update to the home’s traditional terrace are contemporary outdoor furnishings featuring sleek silhouettes. bottom right The surrounding boxwood gardens are by ED CASTRO LANDSCAPE.

Upstairs Back Hall near right REDEFINED HOME This hall’s moody appearance harks back to eras past, with an antique oil portrait and scads of tattered tomes, stacked elegantly and unassumingly against a stormy backdrop. BOUTIQUE

Lounge opposite STANTON HOME FURNISHINGS Inspired by a turn-of-the century English estate, this room’s black-green walls are tempered by a series of framed fan coral and surprising textures and fi nishes. 105

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Kitchen top left KARPATY CABINETS INC. This kitchen boasts custom barstools, countertops and a coordinating range hood, plus cut-crystal fi xtures from London’s Lee Broom, which dazzle against the cabinets’ delicate limewash fi nish. Laundry top right ANNA ABRAMS DESIGN Clarence House’s “Tibet” fabric invokes Chinoiserie elegance—complemented by red walls, a Tritter Feefer Shanghai console, foo dog figurines and blue-and-white porcelains.

Office lower left COURTNEY GILES INTERIORS In this studious space, a bench by Atlanta artisan Jason A. Smith mingles with bobbin chairs, Ferrick Mason fabric curtains and bird prints from the designer’s own collection.

Grand Staircase opposite BRYAN ALAN KIRKLAND DESIGNS This space oozes with unrestrained opulence, seen

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Keeping Room left HARMONIOUS LIVING BY TISH MILLS, LLC Featuring fi ne antiques and thoughtful custom furnishings, this space was inspired by a young concert master—hence the rhythm inherent to every piece.

Terrace Level Bonus Room below IKEA Proving that great style can be achieved on

a budget, Atlanta’s IKEA team combined the company’s classic Karlstad sectional with its PS Maskros pendant and tons of colorful toss pillows.

Family Retreat opposite DECORATED DESIGNS This cozy gathering spot is defi ned by its roomy private-label sectional, joined by a luxurious tufted ottoman, ultra-reflective Bernhardt cocktail table and mirrored obelisks to match.

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Master Bath above J. HIRSCH INTERIOR DESIGN In this tranquil sanctuary, an oval tub is framed by blushtoned Schumacher linens, original art from DK Gallery and a ceramic table in a shimmering charcoal fi nish.

Child’s Room top right CLAY SNIDER INTERIORS, LLC This playful space embraces a scheme of orange and aqua, spiked with tripod floor lamps, mod toss pillows, an acrylic coffee table and well-chosen antiques.

Son’s Retreat right JAMES T. FARMER III, DESIGNS Rustic comforts abound in this gentlemanly southern refuge, marked by English pine furnishings, coastal paintings, a tapestry “cartoon” and a white-washed antler chandelier.

& MAGGIE GRIFFIN DESIGNS

Master Suite opposite MELANIE TURNER INTERIORS This serene space is enveloped in old Hollywood glamour, thanks to custom Bradley furnishings, sumptuous Schumacher textiles, sparkling crystal accents and custom-painted walls by Brian Carter. 111

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Upstairs Master Bedroom Closet right Drawing upon the sophisticated verve of the adjoining master, this custom closet bears richly colored walls, customized compartments and glass-paned doors to expand the look.

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Pied-À-Terre below DES-SYN This stylish in-house apartment was composed from a host of non-toxic pieces, including a custom pagoda headboard, alabaster table lamps and a lacquered nightstand.

Upstairs Master Bedroom opposite FERNANDEZ & TRUE INTERIORS This intimate retreat features elegant furnishings sourced almost exclusively from Holland & Company, accented by Bungalow Classic accessories and fi ne art from Spalding Nix.

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Back Powder Room top right INSIDESIGN This masculine washroom features a dimensional vinyl wallpaper in oxblood, which sets off a Belgian oak mirror, rustic sink chest from Cole & Co. and Jacobean-inspired faucets.

Home Cinema lower left I-HOMES ATLANTA A collaboration with Fernandez & True Interiors, this state-of-the-art home cinema includes a dramatic ceiling that conjures a starry night sky. Luxurious curtain panels cancel extraneous sound, and custom seating offers the ultimate in comfort for viewing. Wine Room lower right THE CONSULTING HOUSE INC. This chic storage space is a source of both aesthetic and oenophilic delights. Parquet flooring contributes elegance, while a geometric motif adds interest to the custom, built-in cabinets. Cigar Lounge opposite HABACHY DESIGNS This sleek and sexy cigar lounge is personalized from floor to ceiling with faux leather walls, custom cube chairs, Baccarat crystal lighting and blue velvet seating.

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THROUGH HIS ARTFUL FLORAL DESIGNS, KEITH ROBINSON CELEBRATES THE INHERENT BEAUTY FOUND IN LOCALLY GROWN FLOWERS AND PLANTS Written and Produced by Clinton Smith Photographed by Erica George Dines 116

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Floral/event/ garden designer Keith Robinson forages for wildowers in a meadow near his home. opposite Using an antique ironstone pitcher as his vessel, Robinson created a composition that incorporates Oakleaf, Snowake and Lacecap hydrangea, along with dahlia, nigella, hissop and artemisia.

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The locavore—or “farm-to-table”—movement has created a seismic change in how Georgians think about eating and dining. Farmers markets are bustling, and everyone wants to eat locally. Now, that all-things-local ethos has extended to floral design, and Keith Robinson of Gloriosa is a garden/floral/event designer who has long celebrated the beauty of locally grown plants and flowers. “Some of the most beautiful floral designs are those that have the appearance of having just come from the garden and created the composition based on what was growing,” says Robinson. “Commercial florists moved away from that for some time, but the trend now is to honor the ‘back to the garden’ look and feel in the arranging.” For Robinson, flower foraging has always played a part in his designs. At his personal home outside of Atlanta, he grows more than 12 varieties of hydrangeas and has more than 700 shrubs that often make their way into his designs. While there is an effortless look to the arrangements he creates using found materials, often the most casual ones are the most difficult to make. “There is a simplicity to them, but at the same time, there is a great deal of complexity in the color and juxtaposition of different flowers.” top row, left to right Smilax is loosely wrapped around a stylized beaker that contains green hydrangea and haricot vert. It’s adorned with okra and artichoke, which add another rustic touch. The barn at Robinson’s farm. A petite Japanese sugar bowl features Annabelle and Mophead hydrangea, as well as coral roses, cornflower, lavender, honeysuckle and gardenia. bottom row, left to right Robinson chose to fill a pewter pitcher with Candy Stripe dahlia, cranberry leaves and plum tree foliage, as well as spirea. For a sleek vessel containing native fern, nigella pod and hydrangea, Robinson emphasized its modern shape by placing the long stems and seed heads of wild allium at an angle. opposite Even the detritus is an artful composition in itself. 118

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DESIGNAT WORK

THE WORKSPACES OF THREE OF THE CITY’S MOST RESPECTED DESIGN FIRMS ARE AS CHIC AND COMFORTABLE AS THE HOMES THEY CREATE

JUDY BENTLEY When Judy Bentley was in search of a new office a year ago, she knew she wanted a completely different look than her primary residence, a Georgian-style townhome that is classically decorated in fresh blue and white (a signature of Bentley’s). Her new, airy office at the tony decorative arts and antiques enclave at 2300 Peachtree Road is graced with architectural and design elements that create a bright, open space. “Natural light is imperative in our line of work,” she says. “The openness, lighting and Asian influence in the furnishings create a calm environment for creativity to flow,” says Bentley. 120

“One of my main reasons for choosing this space was the view of the arched window as you come around the reception wall with the sculptures.” In addition to being stylish and aesthetically pleasing, the new office is also a functioning workspace that offers a blank canvas for Bentley and her team as they create palettes and schemes for the various projects they’re working on around the country. Simplicity is also key. “I feel like my office is in New York, with its high ceilings and loft-like layout, which is one reason that I kept the space simple,” explains Bentley. “We deal with so many details in my line of work—it is nice to work in a unique environment.”

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clockwise, from above The traditional conference table is surrounded by PierceMartin wicker chairs with leopard-print cushions. The reception area boasts bronze sculptures and an antique bench upholstered in an ikat design. A “J” plate from John Derian & Co. and Bentley’s notebook, pen and notepads with name and pagoda symbol designed by Alston Wise rest on a Schumacher wallpaper. “Arches are one of my favorite architectural elements,” explains Bentley. Black lacquer Asian-inspired bookcases fl ank the window and sitting area. Bentley’s bookcases house design tomes and publications and fabric and furniture catalogs. The top shelves are lined with lanterns from Lush Life. opposite Bentley always includes an animal print fabric in her projects. 121

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FORGET ABOUT CRAMPED CUBICLES. IN A STYLISH ENCLAVE IN THE HEART OF PEACHTREE HILLS, ONE DESIGNER REDEFINES CORPORATE CULTURE.

clockwise, from top right A design scheme in progress. The open work area centers around a 10 x 5-foot island that features a 3-inch-thick Silestone top with center drawers for files. Oversize baskets help keep memos and samples organized. A neat stack of neutral fabrics in various textures. In the conference room, two fiddle leaf figs flank the fireplace and bring the room back to human scale.

AMY MORRIS When Amy Morris entered the two-story, light-filled space in Peachtree Hills, she knew her quest to find an office for her design business, Amy D. Morris Interiors, had ended. Morris considers natural light a must for her office. The space also meets her second stipulation—location. “We are in the heart of the design community near ADAC,” Morris says. Visitors may think they are entering a living room when they walk through the oversize front doors into an octagon-shaped room with 20-foot ceilings, velvet-tufted banquettes and a working fireplace. The room, however, is Morris’ interpretation of a 122

conference room. The cast-concrete conference table sits on a custom wool zebra rug under a 6-foot-tall rope-and-iron chandelier. The 750-square-foot area that’s now a studio was gutted to create an open workspace that fosters collaboration. White walls and work surfaces allow color schemes to be the main focus. In its previous lives, the office was first an antiques store and later a lingerie shop. A few retail businesses surround Morris’s office. Inside her space, Morris f loated two desks in front of a large window that faces Peachtree Hills Avenue. “We love watching all the activity on our quaint little corner,” she says.

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clockwise, from top right “The velvet banquettes make a cozy presentation area,� Morris notes. Two eye-catching, black-andwhite photographs by Todd Murphy take center stage on a wall in the design studio. The kitchenette is home to a Mayan statue that Morris found at Lush Life. The three photographs are by Masao Yamamoto. Morris in the conference room area. On good-weather days, the French doors are left open, inviting the outdoors in. Fabric samples are organized by color in modular bookcases.

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SPITZMILLER & NORRIS For 25 years, the residential design firm of Spitzmiller & Norris was housed in a traditionally designed office. But since owners R ick Spitzmiller and Robert Norris moved to their new ADAC West location a few years ago, work doesn’t seem like work, even when it surrounds them all day. Both men believe atmosphere has everything to do with creativity and productivity, and they were adamant about finding a space with an abundance of natural light. “We spend long stretches of time at drawing tables and desks, and the connection we now enjoy with the outdoors keeps us from feeling isolated 124

from the world,” explains Spitzmiller. The 1,800-square-foot office is almost half the size of their old one, but doesn’t seem so. “Thanks to technology, we need less space for file cabinets and storage now,” Norris says. Defining this sophisticated yet relaxed environment is a soothing, warm white-and-stone palette, and 13-foot-high ceilings that allow light and air to f low unimpeded. However, with less square footage, all furnishings—a mix of classical and contemporary pieces—have to serve a real purpose. “Everything in this office is functional and aesthetically pleasing,” notes Norris.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTINA WEDGE

UPON MOVING TO NEW OFFICES, TWO DESIGN PROS FIND NEW HOMES FOR MOST OF THEIR FAVORITE PIECES.

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clockwise, from right Spitzmiller chose the Ralph Lauren Brompton Desk for his office. An 18th-century Grand Tour bronze bust from Parc Monceau and a Mid-Century French wire lamp are perched on a round table that stands between a pair of lounge chairs. Architectural elements and design books on Norris’s desk. Blueprints and design schemes for projects in the works. A conference table, custom-made by Kevin Scanlon,

is one of the few new pieces. Its double cast-iron pedestal drafting bases and bleached-oak top with metal strapping ensure the space is anything but an ordinary conference room. Spitzmiller, left, and Norris. A drum fixture descends from a suspended ceiling in the library, which offers a bit of coziness to contrast the high, open ceilings. opposite, from top The conference room chairs were brought from the old office and given new slipcovers. The breakfront displays design awards. A late-19th-century wooden finial from Parc Monceau is enhanced by the abundance of natural light in Norris’s office. 125

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TOILE

What makes an Atlanta house a HOME? In the ninth installment of our year-long series on the essentials of every Atlanta residence, MARCIA SHERRILL examines the allure of everyone’s favorite fabric.

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here are almost as many fads in Atlanta interior design as there are in fashion. Sure, we love the classics, but we can’t let a good trend slip past. In the world of fabrics, ikats and suzanis continue to show up on throw pillows, duvet covers and even window treatments. No doubt we adore a good pattern. Yet one of the trends that fades in and out in local design is toile (also called toile de jouy by design professionals). The fabric depicts charming pastoral scenes and floral designs, and gives solid silks and wools a run for their money. There’s no question this humble printed cotton is here to stay; we use it everywhere, and elegant homes are awash in toile. Toile upholstery? Check. Toile curtains? Check. Toile table skirts? Check. Toile upholstered walls? Check. Toile bedding? Check. Walking into a toile bedroom is like walking into a toile cocoon. It’s elegant and simple yet complex. Even with busier designs, the overall effect is harmonious and pleasing. Who among us wouldn’t love a blue-and-cream toileladen master suite?

Toile’s most recent resurgence can be contributed to a number of old patterns and colorways that have been recalibrated for today’s times. Manuel Canovas and Pierre Frey piqued our interest with toiles in lavender and acid green and bright ruby reds and pinks. Large-scale prints and bolder patterns have moved from bedrooms and living rooms to handbags and even dinnerware. While in Paris earlier this year, I was surprised to see soigné French women in toilepatterned jeans. I purchased a couple pairs for myself and tossed in a pair for my daughter’s birthday. As we gear up to redecorate her bedroom in— what else?—toile, now she can wear it, too.

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