Desert Door Texas Sotol

What  Driftwood, Texas based distillery, bar, and spirit brand  Description  Who built the business: “Judson Kauffman, former Marine fighter pilot Brent Looby, and former military intelligence analyst Ryan Campbell” met at The University of Texas’ McCombs MBA program with a shared entrepreneurial passion. The trio became the first in the nation to develop a now…

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Full Commission

What Food & drink in Grant Park Description  “Full Commission is an all-day southern gastropub serving counter service coffee, espresso, and breakfast in the morning with full-service bar and dinner in the evenings. On the weekends we serve full service brunch in the mornings.” Voyage ATL  Why The space, service and food speak for themselves…

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Hotel Saint Vincent

Located away from the buzz of the French Quarter in the Lower Garden District, it invites a slower pace and sense of place. —Vogue What Historic, personality-driven hotel developed with inspiration from musician Saint Vincent  Description “This spring’s opening of the Hotel Saint Vincent, in New Orleans’s Lower Garden District, represents a next act for…

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Cabbagetown Guide

Learn Curious how Cabbagetown’s artistic, closely-bound community has preserved its homes and heritage over the past 100+ years? Recommended reading includes How a Mill Settlement Evolved into Cabbagetown, A brief history of Cabbagetown, and an overview of the neighborhood’s historic homes. Experience Park at Euclid and Druid at the edge of Inman Park. While walking…

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King-Keith House

What Historic home in Inman Park, Atlanta’s first planned neighborhood. Description “Inman Park is architectural eye candy. The neighborhood is made up of mansions dating from the late 19th century, including a famous Beaux Arts estate once owned by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler. But even Callan Castle can scarcely compete with the King-Keith House for…

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The Goat Farm

What place, mixed use art and film location  (*for a full description keep scrolling.)  Why Gallery hopping by its very nature is meant to unfold semi-unplanned. But I also believe engineering a great ‘stumble upon’ moment takes behind-the-scenes planning.  So here we are with our gallery gameplan: We had a series of five studios to…

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Bunkerhouse

What Austin-based hospitality group  Description This design-centric, dog-friendly hospitality group hosts guests at Hotel San Jose, Hotel Saint Cecilia, the Austin Motel (all on South Congress in Austin, TX), Hotel Havana, The Phoenix Hotel and Hotel San Cristobal Baja. They’re known for being community-centric, locally rooted, and in their own words, “proud to build business…

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Wildsam

What Special travel guides that aim to capture a local sense of place Description Wildsam was founded by Taylor Bruce in 2012 with a strong belief in the transformative power of wonder, particularly wonder captured through travel. In their own words, Wisdom seeks out “these real and rooted things, what’s truly authentic to a place.”…

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The Dinner Party

What An art installation created in by Judy Chicago in 1979  Description As the name suggests, The Dinner Party features elaborate place settings for 39 historic and mythic female icons including  Sacajawea, Sojourner Truth, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Empress Theodora of Byzantium, Virginia Woolf, Susan B. Anthony, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Touring 6 countries, this incredible installation…

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Homesick

What A candle company with a unique mission: to bring you back to the places and memories through scent. Description Homesick was founded by the young entrepreneur Nate Schmiedehaus, and includes a line of scents reminiscent of destinations (think states, cities, countries) and moments (American Summer, Twenty Four, Winter Mantel, etc.) Why My best friend…

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Fire Island, NY

What Place, Fire Island  Description A favorite blog, Escape Brooklyn, provides an excellent snapshot of this unique corner of the world: “Fire Island is a 31-mile barrier island just off the southern coast of Long Island. Its proximity to NYC–paired with picturesque beaches, cute neighborhoods, fabulous rental homes, and the radiant LBGT culture–make this a…

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Taos, New Mexico

3,000 BC: A Sacred Land over many Centuries  Permanent inhabitants first started farming in present-day Taos, New Mexico as early as 3,000 BC. Across the world, Egyptians were building the pyramids and city-states were forming in Mesopotamia.  1540: The Legend of Cibola – The Seven Cities of Gold   Europeans first visited the region now known…

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Neville Johnson’s iconic bedrooms

What British interior design company, Neville Johnson and creative agency, iProspect, came together to ask an intriguing question — what would Frida Kahlo’s bedroom look like if she were living in 2020? Description This ingenious PR campaign for Neville Johnson envisions how Kahlo, William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, and Coco Chanel would decorate their bedroom…

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Yonder Yoga

What Workout studios, hot yoga Description Yonder is an Atlanta based yoga company with studios in Buckhead, Old 4th Ward, and on the Westside. Class are very hot and challenge balance, strength and mental focus. The name of the studio, Yonder, means ‘a place you can see but have not reached.’ Why In every new…

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Digital to physical social clubs

From online to off, we’re crafting new ways to find “our” people. Last year, The Verge proclaimed, “the old promise of the internet — niche communities, human connection … never really lost its appeal, but [in 2017] [the desire for us to realize that promise] came back with a miniature vengeance.” They couldn’t have read…

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