Holidays at Honeymoon

A crown jewel of Madison’s historic district opens its doors for the Holiday Tour of Homes –   Gracing the southern end of Madison’s historic district, “Honeymoon” stands as an ambassador to the grandeur of the town’s signature Antebellum homes. Nicknamed by one of its earlier owners in honor of her childhood home, the 1851…

Baking Christmas Bright

Bring these blue-ribbon recipes into your kitchen this holiday season –   What fun it is to wow friends and family at the holiday table! This year you can do just that by adding a new twist on classic pecan and apple pies. Winners of Farmview Market’s recent “Flavors of Fall” pie competition share their…

Outdoor Plants for Indoor Elegance

Ready to take your holiday plants beyond poinsettias? Using outdoor plants as indoor décor can create an unexpectedly elegant feel. Try some of these plants for a natural celebration of the season. Amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.) The large trumpet-shape flowers of Amaryllis are a popular choice for holiday gift giving and decorating. But while they may…

‘As it was told to me’

The legacy of Madison’s consummate tour guide, Hattie Mina Hicky, continues –   Madison has become famous for its beautiful, sprawling antebellum homes which stand like enormous sentinels guarding the memory and grandeur of the Old South. It is no wonder that crowds flock to these historic homes for tours year after year. But what…

Harbor Club unveils Southern Living Inspired home

When Harbor Club on Lake Oconee was hand-picked as a Southern Living Inspired Community earlier this year, the award-winning lake and golf community embarked on an ambitious partnership with the publication that culminated in October with the grand opening of the beautifully-conceived Southern Living Inspired Home. Framed by the 11th hole of the Harbor Club…

Oasis on Oconee

For a moment, you can forget where you are. The sound of rushing water over boulders. The shade of palm trees. Summer music piping through the swim-up bar. An occasional “thwack” of a golf ball. By the looks of the 60,000-gallon pool on one side and white sand beach on the other, you can imagine…

Out for a spin: Amphicars on Lake Oconee

“Can you really just drive this car into the water?” It’s a common question posed to David Dodson when he takes his bright blue 1965 Amphicar to car shows. “Well, you can drive any car into the water,” he likes to reply, “but, only a few can drive back out.” These few were engineered in…

From the bottom up: Lake home turns entertaining on its head

The beauty of custom homes is the ability to adapt to the strengths of its surrounding environment – a wall of windows to enhance views, open living spaces to foster entertaining, outdoor areas that blend with the interior. Common to lakefront homes are walkout basements that allow easy access to the lake or pool. Often,…

A tour of Oconee Brewing Company’s new digs in downtown Greensboro

The long-awaited day came this spring when Oconee Brewing Co. opened its doors to more than 2,000 of its closest friends. After years of planning and intense renovation, the 100-year-old former textile warehouse turned bottling plant, located next to the old train depot in downtown Greensboro, came alive again. Oconee Brewing Company’s new home was…