The Home Issue – on stands now!

Pick up the latest copy of Lake Oconee Living today! Find the Fall issue of Lake Oconee Living in mailboxes around the lake and at select retail outlets throughout the region. 

Raise the Roof

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JARROD BROCK Get a glimpse of the homes featured in this year’s Lake Oconee Showcase of Homes, a virtual 4-day event to raise funds for Greene County Habitat for Humanity At any other time, the popular Lake Oconee Showcase of Homes opens the doors to some of the lake area’s most exquisite homes…

The Art of Balance

Adding contemporary strokes to a classical canvas Photography by Amy Lamb, Native House Photography Three years ago, Ashley Martin fell in love with Lake Oconee. After a birthday trip to The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, the Orlando-based interior designer came home raving about the region. Her endorsement was so strong that a few months later,…

Doors: Gateways to Our Homes

Written by Leara Rhodes Time spent in Oxford, England, gave me a new but negative look at my front door. There were so many intricately carved doors and arches and gateways in Oxford. I walked around staring as though I had never seen architecture before. I peered at many doors and made mental notes. Now,…

Dogs in Business

Photography by Trinity Martin Over the past few months, many of us have found ourselves working from home, and while that may come with a newfound set of frustrations, our dogs couldn’t be happier. Unaware of any pandemic, our four-legged family members are experiencing a golden age, spending uninterrupted work days with their humans. But…

Smoked Queso

Throw this blend of decadent, cheesy goodness in the smoker and sit back and relax. This easy dip is sure to be a smoking hot addition to your fall entertaining lineup. Compiled and photographed by Molly Bilbow Ingredients: 1/2 small onion, chopped finely 1 TBS minced garlic 1 can black beans, drained 1 can original…

Doggone good wine

Scout & Cellar’s canine-inspired specialty labels are designed to get the health-conscious connoisseur’s tail wagging Story by Mary Masters Scout & Cellar, a women-owned business based out of Texas that delivers Clean-Crafted™ wine directly to doorsteps, has such a love for dogs that they named two labels after them. The Greeter label is named after…

Authors at Home

Whether writing in bed, in the bathtub, standing up, or in the nude, some of the world’s most famous authors adopted strange habits in search of their muse. Story by Chip R. Bell and Betty Liedtke “I became insane,” wrote author Edgar Allen Poe, “with long intervals for horrible sanity.” Poe comically captures the sentiment…

Lost Art of Aspic

Greensboro brewery aspires to revive these gelatinous culinary creations in the world’s first aspic cooking competition Story by Andrea Gable | Photography by Brandy Angel I think Nathan McGarity secretly likes to see the look of polite disgust on people’s faces when they learn what aspic is. Once the co-owner of Oconee Brewing Co. explains…

Love in the time of COVID

After the pandemic postpones their wedding plans, a New York couple pulls together an unforgettable whimsical event while visiting family at Lake Oconee Story by Tia Lynn Ivey | Photography by Robin Bish Weddings drum up all kinds of iconic imagery, from elegant white gowns to velvety tiered cakes, from fancy centerpieces atop fine linens…

Confessions of a Serial Griller

Cookbook author, Matt Moore, explores the best methods and techniques for smoky perfection with some of best grill masters in the South Photography by Andrea Behrends and Helene Dujardin Matt Moore, author of “South’s Best Butts” and “A Southern Gentleman’s Kitchen,” begins his newest book with a confession. “I’m a Serial Griller. It’s a messy…