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.

Blayne

blaynebdsPhotographed in Atlanta, GA

Raised in:
Atlanta, Georgia

Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia

Favorite Southern sweet treat:
Kevin Gillespie’s grandmother’s banana pudding from Gunshow.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Blayne Macauley, photographer and writer of This Photographer’s Life.

Craig Richards

craigrichards 02Photographed in Atlanta, GA at St. Cecilia

Raised in:
Omaha, Nebraska

Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia

Favorite items on your current menu:
Some of my favorite items on the menu now are our Burrata, Fluke Crudo, Flounder with Lentils and Smoked Leeks, Bluefish Arancini and Black and White Spaghetti with Crab.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Craig Richards, Executive Chef at St. Cecilia. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few weeks ago while Jess and I were downing their delicious drinks on a rainy afternoon. The restaurant wasn’t open yet, so we posted up at the bar. Craig was running around and we both couldn’t help but notice his rad chef look. I didn’t realize that he was the Executive Chef until right before snapping this photo. It was an unexpected honor, to say the least.

  • Hedley & Bennett apron.
  • Dickies pants
  • Happy Socks. “I have a lot of colorful socks. We have a fun ongoing competition in the kitchen with who has the best sock game from day to day. And if you have to wear the same thing everyday, then why not show a little style with your socks!

JNG + StyleBlueprint

JNG_StyleBlueprint016Photographed in Atlanta, GA at St. Cecilia 

Our great buddy Jess Graves, whose face is no stranger here, is now the editor for StyleBlueprint Atlanta! Check out the Faces of Atlanta feature on her. All of the photographs were shot by yours truly (that’s me). Now ladies of Atlanta, go subscribe.

Featured here…

  • St. Cecilia‘s ‘Autumn Walker’ cocktail (equal parts Buffalo Trace, apple liquer, port, Yellow Chartreuse, Fernet Branca, St. Germain).
  • Molly Jane Designs earrings
  • Everlane shirt.

Billy

Billy002BlogPhotographed in Tomball, TX

Raised in:
Tomball, Texas

Lives in:
Tomball, Texas

Favorite shop in Houston:
Manready Mercantile

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Billy Schiel, founder of Righteous Brothers Coffee and partner with District Roasters.

Merry Christmas To All

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And to all a goodnight.

 

See y’all in 2015.