Derby Day tradition

– Madison’s annual celebration races forward into lasting conservation – Written by Tia Lynn Ivey – Photographed by Josiah Connelly – Hailed as one of the top Derby Day celebrations in the nation, Madison’s annual celebration, which serves as the major fundraiser for the Madison-Morgan Conservancy, is raising the stakes this year. In lieu of…

Georgia’s Bourbon Trail

– Written by Kathleen Mansfield – Known as “America’s Native Spirit,” bourbon has been around since the late 1700s. In the last decade or so it has seen a resurgence in Georgia and across the South, aided by the growing popularity of craft breweries and the “buy local” movement. There is a saying that “All…

Capturing the wild

– A profile in art of painter Mary Leslie Hartman – Written by Sarah Wibell – Photographed by Jesse Walker – The horses are beautiful and huge – much larger close up than you might expect from a distance. Their muscles are powerful and refined, and the life in their eyes makes you pause to…

Cup of Hospitality

– Written by Leara Rhodes – Southern hospitality is a phrase many southerners would examine and then walk away from, knowing there was no need to explain – it is a lifestyle. Some southerners know the cultural meanings behind the rituals of preparing a mint julep. Some southerners know why silver cups have to be…

Lakeside Retreat

– Fresh colors and comfortable furnishings come together for a seamless design – Written by Maggie Griffin – Photographed by Brian Bieder – As an interior designer, some of the best moments of your career are defined by ambitious projects and memorable clients. So, when a couple who has spent their careers building custom homes…

Little Church, Big Heart

– Greene County’s oldest parish marks 150 years – Written by Suzie Hudson and Mimi Vickers – Photographed by Jesse Walker –   At the end of North Main Street, through the quaint downtown district of Greensboro, sits a little red church – unassuming, yet stunning. Small but mighty, its parishioners would say. The stalwart…

Fox Family Home Build

– Be the Change-Brandy Angel Foundation, Inc., readies to break ground on Fox Family Home Build Project – Photographed by Brandy Angel – When Brandy Angel first met Cadence Fox and her family in 2015, she was nine years old and had just been diagnosed with two germinoma brain tumors. She was given just six…

Hanging Beauties

– Steffen Thomas Museum hosts an exhibition of work by members of the Lake Oconee Quilt Guild – Written by Clare Wolfe – The history of America can be seen in the history of quilts – in the rich heritage of artisans who have painstakingly created practical and beautiful pieces of living art. This art…

Empire Mills

– A Boho Chic affair at Madison’s newest event venue – Photographed by Brandy Angel – Tucked away on Pennington Road lies Madison’s newest special event venue, Empire Mills, a historical cotton oil mill that has been transformed into a wedding destination. Originally built in 1913 by the Empire Mills Cotton Company, the renovated space…

Backyard Bouquet

– Hosting a wedding? Plan and plant early to get your backyard ready for that special day – Written by Helen Newling Lawson – – Photography by Brandy Angel – From the bridal bouquet to the table arrangements, most weddings are enhanced by the beauty of flowers. If you plan to host a wedding at…