Kevin – Seven Lamps

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Raised in:
Johns Creek, Georgia

Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia

Kevin

Tell us about the drinks you’ll be making at the 39 x 43 Pop Up:
The cocktails are…

  • Prince of Thieves - Cathead Vodka, Tarragon-Celery Seed Syrup, and lemon juice. It’s light and refreshing and the tarragon adds a nice little cooling effect.
  • Forced Purpose - Four Roses Bourbon, grenadine, grapefruit juice, and Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters. This one is really easy to drink. I have a special grenadine recipe that is part cooked, and part cold-infused with the pomegranate and the cardamom plays well into that.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Kevin Bragg, bar manager at Seven Lamps. He graciously whipped up his Sword of Orion for me (Pyrat XO rum, grilled pineapple-szechuan peppercorn syrup, lime), currently on their bar menu.

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  • JNG, Part VI

    Jess(SevenLamps)-006Photographed in Atlanta, Georgia

    Raised in:
    Born in Ft. Worth, raised on the state line of Georgia/Florida.

    Lives in:
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Tell us about the 39 x 43 Pop Up Shop:
    The 39 x 43 (named for the latitude of the Mason Dixon line) Pop Up Shop is a curated mix of independent Southern style. We had some space at Shops Around Lenox that was going to be empty for a bit before we built out a new shop. As Creative Director it’s part of my job to give folks cool reasons to come shop and eat with us, so I thought it would be cool to utilize the opportunity by offering up high-traffic luxury retail space to a variety of hand-picked brands who maybe don’t have their own brick and mortar or just wanted access to our customer. Brian, Clay and I pulled together a group ranging from big guys like Billy Reid to startups like Res Ipsa and staples like The Old Try for a weekend-long party complete with good booze and tunes – and then invite everybody to come hang with us. We’re so psyched to see it all come together now that it’s only days away.

    Now would ya look at that:
    Jess Graves, the Creative Director for Shops Around Lenox, and quite a familiar face around here.

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  • Clay

    IMG_8904Photographed in Atlanta, GA

    Raised in:
    McDonough, Georgia

    Lives in:
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Tell us about Clay + Bros:
    We make really simple sandals using a Vibram sole and parachute cord. We’re incredibly excited to announce the upcoming launch of our full website on march 21st and our current Kickstarter campaign.

    Now would ya look at that:
    Meet Clay, founder of Clay + Bros.

    Clay, along with Jess Graves and Brian Frances, is part of the brain trust behind the 39 x 43 Pop Up Shop, an edited collection of Independent Southern style. Catch it on March 22 and 23 in Atlanta – for a full list of vendors and more info, click here.

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  • Music Monday | Will Joseph Cook

    This freakin’ song…

    It’s got it all.

    Will Joseph Cook, please release more music soon, and let us download it America, iTunes!

    Oh, and be extra amazed: this kid is 16.

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  • Brian | Red’s Outfitters

    Brian001Photographed in Atlanta, GA

    Raised in:
    East Cobb, Georgia

    Lives in:
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Tell us about Red’s Outfitters:
    Red’s has a pretty compelling back story. You can read the story of how our brand got started here and it’s included in every package of sunglasses we sell. There is a lot of passion behind Red’s.

    Red’s is a lifestyle brand specializing in handmade, luxury sunglasses. We’ve based our brand on quality. Red’s embraces Italian artisanal craftsmanship and we’ve infused that with our American heritage and style. Whether it be a design or color, our shades can complete a look, serve a functional purpose, or compliment an outfit, sneaker, hat, watch, bracelet, etc. Sunglasses aren’t just a functional accessory anymore.  They are essentials.

    Our product is handmade in Italy with Carl Zeiss lenses, meaning that you are not only getting the nicest lenses in the world, but they also feature the finest plant based Italian acetates. Each frame you literally mold to fit your face shape. I believe that we’ve achieved a product that is functionally and stylistically the new standard in quality eyewear.

    Now would ya look at that:
    Meet Brian Francis, founder of Red’s Outfitters.

    Brian, along with Jess Graves and Clay Reeves, is part of the brain trust behind the 39 x 43 Pop Up Shop, an edited collection of Independent Southern style. Catch it on March 22 and 23 in Atlanta – for a full list of vendors and more info, click here.

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  • Caleb, Part II

    CalebIIaPhotographed in Woodstock, GA

    Raised in:
    Marietta, Georgia

    Lives in:
    Woodstock, Georgia

    Favorite southern beach:
    I’d give the edge to St. Augustine – lots of character and a perfect beach for bocce. Also, the food is unreal. I love O’Steens for fried shrimp or Columbia Restaurant.

    Now would ya look at that:
    See also: Caleb, Part I

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  • Music Monday | Bootstraps

    I sent Bootstraps‘ debut album to a handful of friends on Spotify and simply said “gosh this guys voice.”

    But for real…Jordan Beckett’s voice…

    In a great interview Hydrogen, Beckett says that he wanted to make this a “road trip” album. “A lot of the songs came from that sort of picture in my mind, of driving up the 101 to Santa Barbara. I wanted the music to capture that feeling, so that if there was one album you would take up the coast, this would be it. There is a vast contrast in the state, from extreme noise to extreme quiet and beauty. The coastline holds some mystique and gives a storybook feeling to California that I wanted to capture other than say, what Katy Perry or The Beach Boys have done.”

    He has without a doubt acheived his goal. This album transports you somewhere beautiful.

    I beg of you to listen to their album in it’s entirety because picking just one to share was near impossible. Below is the first track on the album with words, since it opens with an Explosions-in-the-Sky-esque instrumental track.

    Stream: “Sleeping Giant”

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    iTunes | Spotify

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