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Made You Swoon: 5 Atlanta Newcomers Worth The Buzz

Elisabeth Brigham and Lauren Finney Harden | February 10, 2021 | Lifestyle

There’s a lot to love in Atlanta thanks to these fresh finds.

HISTORICAL CONCEPTS Visions of Home Book

Books ’n’ Nooks

Atlanta- and New York-based design firm Historical Concepts (historicalconcepts.com) celebrates its body of work this spring with a new book, Visions of Home: Timeless Design, Modern Sensibility (Rizzoli). Although the firm, under President Andrew Cogar’s tutelage, works on projects across the country, it has always been synonymous with elegant interpretations of modern Southern style. Whether city, country or coastal—peep estates from Bridgehampton, N.Y., to the Lowcountry—Historical Concepts provides sophisticated, thoughtful design to help reimagine what traditional living looks like.

LARUE 1680 PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE SYNCLAIR

Picture This

Give the gift of a memory this Valentine’s Day with help from the recently opened custom framing disrupter Framebridge. Fan-favorite Heartstagram is back just in time for V-Day with a bright white mat and five unique framing options, including glossy red, antiqued silver and gold bamboo, that exude high style and premium quality. Fill the heart with romantic snaps and spice it up with a personal customized brass plate or back story pocket. Westside Provisions District, framebridge.com

Paulina Brand’s roasted chicken with pasta
Paulina Brand’s roasted chicken with pasta from her new book, The Bohemian Peach

Peachy Keen

Marietta-based Paulina Brand egal indulgence. has released her first book, The Bohemian Peach: Taste of Home (thebohemianpeach.com). This stylist and home cook used the pandemic to throttle her creativity and channel it into a book celebrating the gift of time. Recipes, stories and award-winning photography grace the 160 pages, offering Brand’s spin on Southern living at home. Divided by season and with a focus on easy recipes and beautifully styled imagery, you can expect cameos from ingredients from her back garden, foraged elements for tablescapes and more, proving beauty—and nourishment—is all around us.

LaRue 1680’s Italian cream Earl Grey
LaRue 1680’s Italian cream Earl Grey

Pinkies Out

Atlanta’s very own LaRue 1680 (larue1680.com) is changing the teatime game. This one-stop shop for luxury loose-leaf teas and curated accessories has just the thing for a dose of Zen and a dash of R&R. Snag the Royal Court bundle with four full tea bags of India Street vanilla chai, Italian cream Earl Grey, Moroccan mint and Casablanca Street—paired with the glamorous Buckingham Green tea set, of course—for the ultimate indulgence.

Featuring gallery space and more, Hambidge Center’s Atlanta art lab will be a hub for creatives. HAMBIDGE CENTER PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WILBERT GROUP
Featuring gallery space and more, Hambidge Center’s Atlanta art lab will be a hub for creatives.

Art in Residence

The Hambidge Center (hambidge.org), a 600-acre artist residency in North Georgia and the oldest program of its kind in the Southeast, has headed south to transform 12,000 square feet of former retail and residential space in the heart of Atlanta. Called Cross-Pollination Art Lab, the new mixed-use hub features galleries, studios and performance spaces. It’s the first of several changes coming to the area that was formerly known as the community adjacent to the Lindbergh Center MARTA station, which has now been rebranded as Uptown (uptownatlanta.com). Artists—and that includes writers, musicians and other creatives—are expected to experiment and engage with the public in exciting new ways. If you need a jolt of inspiration, stop on in.



Photography by: Photos: Courtesy of Framebridge; by Stephanie Sinclair; by Tim Glover; courtesy of Paulina Brand; courtesy of The Wilbert Group; by Eric Piasecki