Anna, Part III

annabds 003Photographed in Orlando, FL

Raised in:
Clarksville, Maryland

Lives in:
Jasper, Georgia

Southern spot you most want to visit:
New Orleans

Now would ya look at that:
See also: Anna’s first and second appearances.

Puff Jamie

jamieclayton_winter-2015-105Photographed in Nashville, TN by Ariel Renae

Raised in:
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Lives in:
Nashville, Tennessee

Album(s) you’re listening to most this week:
Of course Kendrick’s new record, who isn’t? I think he will win a Grammy for it. J. Cole’s new record is amazing. Jose Gonzalez’s new album is the best thing to work to with headphones on. Overall, I still can’t stop listening to the New Radicals record from 1998, Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too. Gregg Alexander is a mad genius. I’m so sad they broke up. I need him to pull a D’Angelo ASAP.

Now would ya look at that:

E.J. Hodgkinson

ej 001BDSPhotographed in Atlanta, GA at King + Duke

Raised in:
Northern California

Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia

Favorite items on your current menu:
Maine Lobster Pan Roast, Pork Ossobuco, Arctic Char “Lox.”

Now would ya look at that:
Meet E.J. Hodgkinson, Executive Chef at King + Duke.

  • Cayson Designs seersucker chef jacket. “It was the first batch of aprons we ordered when King + Duke opened. They stopped making them after that order!”

Taylor Eubanks

tayloreubanks 01bdsPhotographed in Charleston, SC

Raised in:
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Lives in:
Charleston, South Carolina

Favorite Southern based designer(s):
I’m pretty sure Billy and Sid are the correct answers. Though I respect and admire them, my sartorial heart will always belong to the Italians.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Taylor Eubanks, store manager for Ike Behar on King St. He and his girlfriend, Alden, also run Rutdlege Social – a social media management and consulting firm.

Kevin Holland

KevinHollandBDSPhotographed in Nashville, TN by Jamie Clayton

Raised in:
Annapolis, Maryland

Lives in:
Nashville, Tennessee

What inspired the motorcyle purchase:
I rented a Royal Enfield during a six week trip to India. I spent four days driving in and around Leh, Kashmir through ancient villages, temples in the shadow of the Ladakh Mountains. I then spent the final day driving up to Khardung La Pass (world’s highest motorable pass, 17,852 ft) before the driving snow and ice at the top caused me to have to walk the last half mile (fairly difficult at that altitude). Following that, the Enfield wouldn’t start due to the cold so I kicked it into neutral and coasted the 40 km back to the town. Once I got back to the States, I started saving up and knew I had to get one myself.

Favorite adventure on it:
After looking for a few months, I found a great used model in Denver but after being unable to coordinate a pickup I took matters into my own hands and flew to Ft. Worth and snagged this one. From there I spent a week traveling to Austin followed by two days riding and camping in the Ozarks, a stop over in St. Louis, Land between the Lakes National Park, and Nashville before heading back down to Pensacola.

Now would ya look at that:

Laura Fryer

laurafryer 02Photographed in Atlanta, GA at Lusca

Raised in:
Atlanta, Georgia

Lives in:
Moved back home to Atlanta last spring after five years in NYC, where I lived in the West Village. Now, I’m in Midtown and am having so much fun rediscovering the city. There’s such a great energy in Atlanta, with lots of change and forward movement.

Favorite date spot in Atlanta:
My husband and I love to do the nine-course (did I mention we like to eat) tasting menu at Better Half‘s chef’s counter. Garden & Gun just named it one of the five most exciting new restaurants in the South, and it’s one of the few small, intimate spots in Atlanta. Chef Zach Meloy runs it with his wife, Cristina, who he met while cooking in Costa Rica. The menu changes every week except for the silk handkerchief pasta with wild mushrooms and tomato marmalade that Zach served to Cristina on their first date!

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Laura Fyrer, founder of Blue Hominy – a boutique food and drink PR firm generating buzz and securing press for restaurants, chefs, breweries, wine shops, and more. “We keep a small, curated client list of businesses we feel passionate about and whose stories we connect with.” Last week, one their clients, Lusca, was nominated for a James Beard Award (like the Oscars of food) for Best New Restaurant in the country!

Josh Charles

joshcharles 03bdsPhotographed in Atlanta, GA

Raised in:
Virginia Beach and Washington D.C.

Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia

Tell everyone about your company, Flags of Origin:
Flags Of Origin is a small design firm that specializes in restaurants, commercial office spaces, custom furniture and lighting. We try our best to stick by the “made in the USA” tag and support the people around us that make things so each space has a sense of purpose and each space feels made by hand.

Current project:
We are currently in production on prototyping new lighting fixtures that we hope to sell as well as a new high end restaurant in Atlanta. The chef is a secret but it should be an exciting addition to the Bacchanalia crowd.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Josh Charles, owner and designer at Flags of Origin. This was photographed in a recent remodel he worked on for the Atlanta HQ of Company 3Beast and Method Studios which specialize in Post Production editing. Deluxe Entertainment selected us to design the company’s East Coast office in Atlanta. Deluxe Entertainment is the US’s largest, and oldest, post-house. They’ve edited films such as Iron Man, Inception, Selma, and Skyfall. At a vast 20,000 square feet, divided between two floors in a Class A Building, this was our largest project to date.