By: Natalia Quinonez A tumultuous year almost guaranteed that the Oscars looked nothing like they used to. It’s taken me nearly a week to process the pivotal moments that made history. Women are making strides through their work instead of just being noticed for their beautiful red carpet looks. Don't get me wrong, I will always love a good red-carpet look. But breaking barriers in other areas of the entertainment industry is what really gets me excited. In a male-dominated i
I couldn't be more proud to announce that my sister Jen Lapidus's book “Southern Ground” hits book stores. This groundbreaking tour of Southern craft bakeries features more than 75 rich, grain-forward recipes, from (my sister!) one of the leaders of the cold stone-milled flour movement in the South. Locally, you can taste the complex flavors her flour imparts in treats from Little Tart Bake Shop, Osono Bread and Evergreen Butcher + Baker.
ATLANTA (April 27, 2021) – On Saturday, June 19, in commemoration of Juneteenth, Flux Projects will present Charmaine Minniefield’s Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives in its entirety. Honoring recently discovered unmarked graves in the African American Burial Grounds of Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery, Remembrance as Resistance was intended to be an in-person event last year. Postponed for the pandemic, it was released as a series of virtual programs a
Who's hungry? At LLPR, we always are. We live to eat. When we're not cooking, we're reading recipes and restaurant reviews. During the formative years of this firm, some of our first clients were restaurants and, although we've shifted our focus to nonprofits, we remain passionate about Atlanta's robust dining community. While everyone has been impacted by the pandemic, the restaurant industry was devastated. According to the National Restaurant Association, foodservice sales
It's not easy being green, but you can do your part with a few simple hacks. As we mark Earth Day THIS Thursday, we can celebrate improved air quality as a positive side effect of the pandemic, which kept us off the roads and generally clipped our wings. As if 2020 wasn't enough of a dumpster fire, last year proved to be one of the hottest on record. Sure, we all want to do our part to pass a greener world along to our children. But where to start? Sometimes the idea of reduc
Every year, a handful of my dear friends sleep outside to raise money and awareness for Covenant House, and every year I write them a check. I am a huge fan of this organization, which supports homeless youths, and an even bigger fan of my friends who volunteer. But I know myself. Sleeping outside is out of my comfort zone. And so I write the check. As we celebrate National Volunteer Month, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to determine how to lend your time and talent. The
Did you know that 30-40% of the food produced in America ends up in landfills?
When numbers are this staggering, it's easy to assume that big companies are generating it. But 43% of food waste is actually thrown out at home. Couple this with escalating rates of food insecurity spurred by the pandemic and we have a major disconnect.
The New York Timesrecently reported that one in 10 households report they lack enough to eat. And yet so much food is going to waste.
I'm not feeling very Instagramable. With last week's announcement that anyone 16 and up and in Georgia can get vaccinated, I feel like I should have celebrated with a vaxxie (vaccine selfie). Yet with herd immunity on the horizon, it feels more like I'm driving a new car off of the lot for the first time. After being so safe for so long, the idea of getting back to normal feels a bit daunting. It's not that I don't have anything to photograph. Life continues to move forward.
I stand in solidarity with my Asian-American friends and all Asian Americans. Atlanta has a richly cultured Asian community. Buford Highway is six miles of some of the most exciting Asian eateries in the nation. Of the three spas where Robert Aaron Long shot eight people to death, I live a couple of miles from the one on Piedmont, and I was in Acworth yesterday, which is home to another. While my intown neighborhood and the Cobb County suburb feel like worlds apart, they will
I'm a sucker for an inspiring story about overcoming adversity. It's what I love about our client Michael Coles, the founder of Great American Cookies. Here's a guy who never went to college but has his name on Kennesaw State University's Coles College of Business. The day he opened his first cookie store, he nearly burned down the mall because he forgot oven mitts. Six weeks later, he was in a horrific motorcycle accident and was told he would never walk unassisted again. He