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Georgia’s 2016 Best Food Festivals

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Georgia is such a wonderful state, sometimes I feel like I don’t represent it enough in my writings. Last month I wrote about Horseback Vacations in England, but let’s talk about something closer to home: Food Festivals in Georgia. I’ve complied a list of my Top Five Favorites for you; if you’re driving a measurable distance to […]

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Potato Art

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(Potato?) Art at Stonehurst Place Stonehurst Place began for me as an artistic project.  While finishing interior and garden design school in London, I found this beautiful historic treasure in my hometown that needed TLC, a keen design eye, and a thoughtfully historic restoration.  I became my own first client, and in doing so created a living piece […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at Stonehurst Place!

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Christmas at Stonehurst Place We’ve decked the halls, and the rest of Stonehurst Place, as well, in preparation for the holidays and Christmas in Atlanta. Our guests immediately feel the holiday spirit as they walk in the foyer and see the nine-foot Christmas tree, decorated in Gold and Crimson. There are lots of other holiday […]

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Dragon Con brings Superheroes to Stonehurst Place

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Labor Day is nearing, and with it comes an extraordinary amount of visitors to Atlanta, as well as to Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast.  In addition to the typical vacation and business traveler, don’t be surprised to see Stormtroopers, Walking Dead zombies, steampunks, and superheroes in our midst!  Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention […]

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Design Notes from Barb – good bedroom design

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Good Bedroom Design Before my life as an innkeeper I was a consultant and, by extension, road warrior.  Lucky for me the hotels I stayed at were often quite luxe, although sometimes a town we’d visit just didn’t have that type of accommodation.  I stayed in properties as various as the Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton and […]

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What in our kitchen has to do with chemistry? Seems a lot!

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It has been many, many years since I sat in a class room.  There were certain subjects that just did not enthrall me and Chemistry was one of them!  But boy do I wish I had been more into that subject and applied myself a lot more diligently!  I thought I would never use that […]

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Buying For Your First Kitchen – what you need are the basics that will carry you through most cooking tasks

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One of the nicest parts of my job is the wonderful guests that come to stay! One morning after breakfast I was chatting with a lovely young career gal who has decided to begin purchasing things for her kitchen. She travels a lot, is beginning to enjoy cooking, and wants to buy the “right” things […]

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What is a recipe?

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You’ll be pleased to hear that the Ham and Cheese Strata turned out well and our guests sent the plates back to the kitchen clean! It also gave me a chance to use small quantities of food in the fridge that alone were not sufficient for a single serving. A strata, quiche, frittata, or casserole […]

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