The 4th

JamieFlagPhotographed in Talking Rock, GA

Raised in:
Spartanburg, SC

Lives in:
Nashville, TN

Favorite place in America:
That’s a tough one. I’d probably say my dock at our home in Charleston but I also had my life changed when I went to Arches National Park in November.

Now would ya look at that:

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  • Andrew

    AndrewHallPhotographed in Knoxville, TN by Cody Bennett

    Raised in:
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Lives in:
    Miami, Florida

    Favorite adventure you’ve been on this summer:
    I recently completed my first year in residency and moved from Memphis to Miami to complete my final three years of Anesthesiology training. I’m looking forward to acclimating to the “Capitol of Latin America” and exploring the fun opportunities my new city has to offer. It is mighty different than Tennessee but will surely be doing my best down here to show everyone the charm of Tennesseans.

    Now would ya look at that:

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  • See You Out There

    MII_2845-2The Huckberry x Howler Snapback, available in our Huckberry shop!

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    After two months of back to back weddings, it’s break time. This means local adventures together, mostly to our front porch and down to the creek by our house with our pup and cold beers. But adventures always pop up – close and far – and we’re excited to see what fills our empty calendar this month. Got any ideas for us in Georgia?

    See you y’all out there.

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  • Music Monday | Dana Swimmer

    DanaSwimmer002Photographed in Opelika, AL

    I heard our first Dana Swimmer song live behind John Emerald Distlling Company with Jess Graves. I shot during their performance of “Take What You’re After” (video here). Not pictured above is the rest of the the band: background vocalist Maggie Blauvelt, drummer Parker Lusk, leader guitarist John Riccitelli and bassist Danny Hurley. The three above slayed their one take for us and we were sold. I turned off the cameras, Jess and I looked at each other, and one of just blurted out “wow…y’all are really good!” Jack’s voice is rock and soul and easy to love. You can read a little more about Athens based Dana Swimmer on The Love List’s Meet Me in Lebanon story.

    Stream: “I’m Still Your Man”

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  • Drink This | Pimm’s Cup

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    The Drink: If you Google “the best Pimm’s Cup in the world,” Jamie’s recipe on BarNotes is the first thing you’ll see. And it totally is.

    Jamie wanted make a Pimm’s Cup for a dinner club. After doing a ton of research he discovered that, like so many classic cocktails, there are tons of ways people make their Pimm’s Cups. The main split is between the UK and American version. The UK (the originators) use lemonade and Pimm’s. The American’s (that’s us) use lemonade and Pimm’s. But what’s the difference? Well, “lemonade” in the UK is more like ginger ale. So, Jamie took the best of both words. He created this using fresh American lemonade (lemon juice + simple syrup) and lemonade (but with ginger beer instead of ale).

    Drop 1 strawberry, lemon wheel and 1 sprig of mint in the bottom of a Collins glass for a bottom of the glass garnish.
    Add lemon juice, simple syrup, and Pimm’s.
    Add ice and top with ginger beer.
    Garnish with lemon wheel, half a strawberry, spring of mint and a thin cucumber slice.

    The Glass: Collins glass from The Boston Shaker.

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  • Drink This | Melon Stand

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    The Drink: This is another one from The PDT Cocktail Book that we’d never made before. It sounded like summer in a glass and turns out, that’s exactly what it is. It is SO DAMN REFRESHING! All caps. This was created by Jane Danger who named it after her Minnesota dream bar, Jane’s Sweet Melon Stand. We slightly adapted it by adding mint which really brought it home for us.

    • 2 oz gin – the recipe calls for Plymouth but we used FEW American gin. Any straight gin would work in this, just avoid dry.
    • 1 oz watermelon juice
    • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz Aperol
    • 1/2 oz simple syrup
    • Sprig of mint

    Slap mint to release oils and drop in the shaker.
    Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled Collins glass filled with crushed ice.
    Garnish with 3 watermelon balls on a pick.

    The Glass: Collins glass from The Boston Shaker.

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  • Drink This | Babs On A Budget

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    The Drink: This is one of the best drinks (and so easy to make at home) from The Stone Fox in Nashville, one of Jamie’s favorite bars.

    • 1.5 oz St. Germain
    • 3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
    • PBR

    Build this cocktail in the glass starting with the grapefruit juice and St. Germain.
    Add handful of crushed ice and top with PBR.
    Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

    The Glass: Handblown glass from Mexico.

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