Great Southern Cafe at Seaside, Florida

Happy Hour at Seaside, FL

It’s been way too long since I visited the Panhandle. Around a week ago, my wife and I celebrated our honeymoon in Seaside, Florida. If you’re not familiar with the Panhandle, Seaside is one of the older residential developments in between Destin and Panama City. I highly recommend it if crowded beaches aren’t your thing. […]

On fight.

C. Strode, 2011.

The other week I walked outside the front door and sat on the stoop. Was on the phone, talking with my dad, back home on the farm, and figured I might as well try weeding, mainly since I was offended at the beds and heck, I was the man living here. So I start pulling […]

North Georgia Vineyard Makes a Big Impression

Wolf Mountain Instinct Wine

Last night, I had the opportunity to watch two of my friends from college exchange vows at a vineyard tucked away in the North Georgia Mountains. Just a little over an hour north of Atlanta, Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery was a beautiful location for such a momentous event. I was excited to see one […]

Urban Hoedown at Riverview Landing

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Mark your calendar for great food, a good cause, and the “Southern Gothic” tunes from the Constellations at the Riverview Landing’s 2nd Annual Fall Festival. Friday Info The fall festival includes 2 days of fun, with Friday night activities bringing in the biggest crowd. Riverview Landing, an emerging community found around the Chattahoochee River, is […]

40 Hours In Asheville


The dog days of August are here, and doesn’t a weekend in the mountains sound nice? A quick look at the weather shows a 10 degree difference between Atlanta & Asheville temperatures, and I haven’t even run the numbers on humidity. Mercy. Trust me, and hop on I-85 up towards Ashevegas. You think Athens is […]

The Great Atlanta Beer Fest


Looking for a great way to spend the weekend after college football kicks off? Well… If you want to know what we will be up to, we’re going to make sure we start off the season right with a good old beer festival. The Great Atlanta Beer Fest takes place at Turner Field (Home of […]

On Cuts.


Just now, I was able to book an appointment with a barber I’ve never met, to sit in a chair I’ve never seen, to give him jurisdiction of my crown for 15 minutes. I will give him $25 and I will leave. It will have been a transaction of necessity and ease and I will […]

Soapbox Gypsy – Homegrown Grooming for Men

soapbox gypsy

A few months back, I stumbled onto a small start up company based out of Virginia that specializes making handmade essentials for men. Recently, my eyes were opened up to the world of the barber shop. Ever since then, I have been looking for quality products to take care of not only my skin, but […]

5 Can’t Miss Coastal Towns

Grayton Beach, FL

When it comes to taking time off for vacation, I’m headed to where ever that big blue spot on the map is located.  Occasionally it’s a lake, but sometimes, I’m just drawn to the sticky salt air and sand between my toes.  Call me old fashioned, but I’m just not drawn to the 24/7 spring […]