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.

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  • 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.


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


And to all a goodnight.


See y’all in 2015.


Ann HollandPhotographed by Cody Bennett in Knoxville, TN

Raised in:
Homewood, Alabama

Lives in:
Knoxville, Tennessee

Last Southern vacation:
Beech Mountain, North Carolina. We stayed in an awesome cabin called The Bike and Bean, spent the days mountain biking and the nights in front of a bonfire. On the first day there my boyfriend of five years proposed to me on one of the bike trails!

Now would ya look at that:


beckerPhotographed in Stonewall, TX at Becker Vineyards

I snapped this while we were exploring the Texas wine country with last week.
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Bull+Moose has been really good to Mark’s tie collection and once again, wants you to get in on the goods.
Use code backdownsouth for a 20% discount (excluding their Reserve label).
Merry early Christmas to y’all!


Stay tuned for more Christmas goodness coming here very, very soon…

Morgan, Part VI

morgan_bdsoctPhotographed in Athens, GA

Raised in:
New York, New York

Lives in:
Athens, Georgia

Favorite bar in Athens right now:
Seabear. Ryan is a master of his craft behind the bar.

Now would ya look at that: