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Friday
Dec042015

Holiday Peach Picks: Beauty Everyday

I always feel so lucky when I send out emails to a few of my favorite Southern artists to see if they would share their holiday gift picks on Sweet Peach and they reply with an enthusaistic 'yes!' Such was the case with the Beauty Everyday gals based in Athens, Georgia. Kristen Bach, Rebecca Wood and Rinne Allen are just some of the most creative, talented and impressive women I know and I'm thrilled to share their gift selections below. Their picks are the first of many from Southern artists to come this month. My endless gratitude to Kristen, Rebecca and Rinne...and to the always fabulous Sarah Neuburger of The Small Object for her perfectly playful illustrations to showcase the 2015 Peach Picks this holiday season. Happy shopping y'all...

1. SHOTWELL CANDY CO. CARAMELS, $19.75. We read about this company not too long ago and have drooled over everything on their site way too many times. We were glad to see this sampler pack so we could try one of each. Southerners do know their sweets... 

2. ALABAMA CHANIN POTHOLDER, $30. Our friends at Alabama Chanin in Florence, Alabama make great things for wearing and for the home. This hand loomed potholder has seen lots of use in Rinne's home. 

3. SARA LEE PARKER NAPKIN SETS, $30. We have been admiring Sara's work for many years now. We love her sweet illustrations that are printed perfectly on items that you will use every day. 

4. SMOKE SIGNALS BAKING WORKSHOPS, from $150 & PAPER CUT PIE BOX, $20. Rebecca has been there in person but for the rest of us, we have gotten to know Smoke Signals in Marshall, NC from their great instagram feed, @bakerhands. We can't decide which workshop we will take in 2016 but we will definitely be at one.  

5. SHORT STACK EDITIONS COOKBOOK, $14. We get more and more inspired with each edition of Short Stack's great single topic cookbooks. We love the simple, colorful production of each volume and the in depth look at each ingredient. 

6. FOOK BANK DONATION. We also love giving back each year and encourage you to find a special cause or charity in your own community to give back to, either with volunteer hours or with a monetary donation. They all need your support! This year, we are supporting the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.

7. BULLS BAY SALTWORKS SMOKED SEA SALT, from $10. Rinne photographed the process of making sea salt at Bulls Bay Saltworks in McClellanville, SC last year and has been using their smoked sea salt every since.  

 

 

8. BEAUTY EVERYDAY BOOK, $98. We would be remiss if we did not mention the Beauty Everyday book that the three of us collaborated on. The book features 365 photographs- one for each day of the year. It's a gorgeous visual record of the seasons and textures of the South. Give it to someone special...for the holidays, for a wedding or just because. 

9. 2016 MOON CALENDAR, $19. We are all huge fans of the shop, Villagers, in Asheville, NC. Every year around this time, Kristen visits and does the bulk of her holiday shopping there (and now they sell online too!) This year, Kristen has her eye on this lovely moon calendar. 

10. BROWN PARCEL PRESS CALENDAR, $35. Our friends, Megan Fowler and her mother, Gaelle Boling of Brown Parcel Press have been printing their letterpress calendar out of their rural Devereux, Georgia studio for years and we get them (and give them) every year. 

11. ME SPEAK DESIGN BRASS BOWL, $65. Eric and Lori Wright live just outside Athens and make beautiful, Japanese inspired homewares under the name ME Speak Design. We love these new hammered brass bowls they recently added to their line. 

12. HOME.MADE PEPPER JELLY PECANS, $15. Our good friend Mimi has been spoiling Athens with her yummy food for a decade at her restaurant, Home.Made. Kristen just finished taking photos of their new line of snackies now available online for anyone to try. These candied pepper jelly pecans are our favorite! 

13. ANN LADSON BARNACLE FLATWARE, from $180. Rinne watched Charleston, SC based metalworker Ann Ladson at work recently as she created her new Barnacle collection. This spreader knife or dinner fork in bronze is a beautiful, functional heirloom- one that will only get better with age and use. 

 

Thursday
Dec182014

Peach Picks: Ashley Woodson Bailey 

Ashley Woodson Bailey is having a good year. These past months, her incredible original artwork has caught a wave of devout, drooling fans across the globe. We all suffer from the same thing. We see, we gasp and then we pick a favorite. Living here in the South, I'm currently loving her Southern Magnolia image. And then, at the same time, I'm debating which gorgeous floral clutch to buy in her new bag collection created in collaboration with Very Fine South. So, receiving her holiday gift picks for Sweet Peach is something special and as expected, drool worthy. Enjoy...

Puzzle Heel, $299. These shoes. Oh my. All Gorman shoes are beyond comfy and so stylish. 

Tsalagi Clutch, $125. I've had my eye on this amazing Tsalagi clutch. Laura makes it in the yummiest black leather and I would love to carry it during fun nights out with my husband. 

Vertical Rectangle Vase, $45. I would love to hang this sweet little Copper and Torch vase in my house and fill it with gorgeous flowers. 

Diamond Anchor Necklace, email for pricing. A custom diamond and gold cross from Ivy Diamond Cole would be so dreamy. 

Hudson Dinnerware, $90. Keith makes these in black now and oh my gosh, I am not sure I want anything more. 

This class in Australia, $150. Plus, 2 round trip tickets on Qantas to Sydney so I can take this class and my husband can experience what I just did for himself. 

Citizen Atelier Gift Card, $500. I so want a gift card to Citizen Atelier so I can pick out some art for the house. Alessandra curates the site so well, it would be hard to pick just one piece. 

Katherine Sandoz Art Piece. I am a collector of all beauty made by Katherine Sandoz and this one might be my favorite yet. 

Light Drawings, email for prices. I would love one of Rinne Allen's light drawings to hang in my daughter, Byrd's room. They are breathtaking. 

Frida Vase, $295. I also want this amazing vase by Love Star, an Aussie brand, for my love of flowers and my love of Frida! 

 

Top Illustration: Rob Wilson, Silas Tom.  Ashley photo: Katie Oblinger 

 

Friday
Aug292014

Pick a Pickle

Whenever I visit Empire State South in midtown Atlanta, I always like to see what goods they have for sale behind the hostess stand. It's either baked items, the softest t-shirts, cool kitchen accessories or my new favorite, a pickling swatchbook by Restaurateur and Chef, Hugh Acheson. He offered a sample recipe for Sweet Peach readers- Pickled Okra. Yumminess. (pretty pic by Rinne Allen) Pick a Pickle is the perfect book for the pickling fan, plus it's a nice way to preserve summer veggies...