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For the past two years or so, James Beard Award-winning food writer Corby Kummer has called Atlanta home – and during his time here, he’s fallen in love with this city, in no uncertain terms.

It was a new job for Kummer’s spouse that first took them to Atlanta, and it’s a new job that takes them away again. But the writer and editor is making any excuse to visit Atlanta at least once a month. Kummer resigned as restaurant critic for Atlanta Magazine, but will continue to write profiles and conduct interviews on the local food and dining scene as a freelance contributor.

Betsy Riley / Atlanta Magazine

 

If your taste in metal-finished goods runs as deep as a hammered copper imperial pint mug, you’re in luck.

The new Williams-Sonoma location at Ponce City Market has that item in stock and much more in a copper collection that’s just one component of a sizable home store.

“City Lights” contributor Betsy Riley said that’s a reflection of the comeback copper is making in the interior design world.

But this isn't like the blindingly shiny brass from another generation, the “beige and turquoise” one might find in a Molly Ringwald movie, Riley said.

Image from Nancy Braithwaite's book, Simplicity.
Courtesy Nancy Braithwaite

 

There's nothing simple about being simple.

That's what Atlanta's Nancy Braithwaite learned early in her interior design career from fashion designer icon Coco Chanel.

From there, Braithwaite discovered the seven principles of fashion. As it turns out, fashion is a lot easier to understand than interior design, for just about everyone.

So she translated those principles of fashion into design in a talk she's taken all over the country.

Stephannie Stokes / WABE

You might see them near freeway exits, at the corner of intersections or on the side of streets: little yellow signs with black lettering and an arrow.

These signs are put up by production companies filming all around Atlanta.

But if you’ve paid attention to what’s written on these signs, you’ll know that they don’t just say the name of the movie or TV show being filmed. Instead, they’ll have some seemingly unrelated word or collection of letters and numbers.