Chasing Waterfalls.

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They say we shouldn't go chasing waterfalls, but I've been looking for a mens waterfall style sweater for over a year, and found it right at the transition of the season. I was going for white, but this light grey neutral can be paired with the same looks. In the spring months, it's good to have a lightweight, breathable layering piece to throw on in the eve[...]

Spring Brunch

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It was an unusually grey spring brunch day, but the energy was lively and the style was in tact. I guess it was fitting to go with a darker look to reflect the vibe. Typically this would be more of an evening look, but who makes these rules anyway?! The new Buckhead Bottle Service Brunch venue at Atlantis has a fresh aesthetic and a new menu with a Me[...]

Dogwood Festival 2016

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Celebrated spring this weekend with my first, overdue trip to the Dogwood Festival. Living in Atlanta for 12 years, I don't know how I've never attended, but I'm glad I made it. The 80th Dogwood Festival signifies the international blooming of the dogwood trees during a weekend event where food, fun and games come together to create a festive vibe. [...]

Moving Thru Manhattan Part 2

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It's hard to be a true Lifestyle Blogger and not take the time to capture the raw, metropolis that is New York City. The architecture, the history and the style permeates each step. While in town, I stepped into Meatpacking to absorb some of my first true urban street style shots. Visits included a stay at Nomo Soho, scenic city views f[...]

Moving Thru Manhattan Part 1

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Who really goes to NYC for meetings?! Seriously... Like do we really go for meetings, or are meetings just our excuse to go? I think it's just an excuse (for me)! My days started at Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC and off to meetings for Grand Marnier and Moet Hennessey. Then, flowed to lunch at Cafeteria, the home of the best chicken and waffles I've had on t[...]

Fayetteville Friday at Frank's.

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I know you may not have to have a good reason to visit Fayetteville Georgia (like friends and family), but when that special occasion hits and you're hungry, you must visit Frank's. Frank's is a quaint family owned restaurant tucked in a historic mill established in 1823. It has a throwback, peaceful feel that puts you in mood to sit back and enjoy the fo[...]

Members Only Jacket

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You grow up as an 80's baby seeing the Members Only Jacket, and as a kid they just seem like an "old man thing" your uncles wore. Then as you mature it's crazy how the  stuff you used to like takes on this instant vintage mystique. I mean who really thought fads from the 80's and 90's like acid washed jeans and hi-top fade haircuts with the lines would come [...]

Miami White.

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"I might wear white for a week straight!" This is my Miami vibe about 92% of the time. The other 8% is probably off-white (lol). When I touched down in Miami last week it was refreshing to get out of the cold and rain of Atlanta. The weather's been so weird. Everyone I know (myself included) has seemed to have been battling some sort of winter cold or[...]

It's Never 'Just a Name.'

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Your name is what people call you, how they identify with you, and what they'll remember you by. Your name is your story. It's also something that is given to you. Interestingly enough, I didn't create the Champagne Jesse moniker... It was a product of my environment. Being a business owner at Mills Branding, and an Influencer for Lifestyle Brands like Gr[...]

31 bottles for 31 years.

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Last year we did 30 bottles for 30, so this year it was 31 bottles for 31 years. They say you're only supposed to celebrate milestone birthdays really BiG, but I look at each year of life and progression as a milestone. Why celebrate the next year with less excitement than the year before?! I never understood this concept. My birthday brunch was loosely b[...]

Black Label Brunch

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I've had this Ralph Lauren Black Label Corduroy shirt for a few years and never got around to wearing it. With the unseasonably mild weather we've been getting all winter in Atlanta, it has finally dropped to make it cold enough to rock it. Heavier weights, textures and vibes abound. Never been a huge fan of the color blue, but have grown to respect the v[...]

The Brunch

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Now, for my Part 3 in The Beach, The Dinner and The Brunch series… “The Brunch.” In 2015 the Sunday Bottle Service Brunch became a phenomenon. I felt like when I transitioned from the STK Dinner Party people were looking to see what was next... In 2013 when we started, there were no Dinner Parties Atlanta that really did it right, then in less than a 2 ye[...]