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Tony Conway Interview

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As founder and president of A Legendary Event, the upscale party-planning/catering company, Tony Conway is at the helm of 600 events per year, ranging from intimate V.I.P. gatherings to fundraisers for 6,000. Former director of catering and conventions for Marriott Hotels, Stouffer Hotels and Ritz-Carlton Hotels, he now manages a staff of 240 and has won many awards, including this …

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Chef Michael Tuohy Home Feature

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Epicurean Passion: Touring chef Michael Tuohy’s home reveals he collects cookbooks like Imelda Marcos collected shoes. By Travis Neighbor Ward Published in Atlanta Magazine. Like most chefs who own their own restaurants, Michael Tuohy virtually lives at his, which he opened on Cheshire Bridge Road one year ago. He’s there from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. or midnight six days …

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Fay Gold House Feature

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Pure Gold: Fay and Donald Gold have created, along with interior designer Stan Topol, one of Altanta’s only Modernist houses around one of the city’s most intriguing contemporary art collections: their own.  By Travis Neighbor Ward and Brian Jay Ward Published in Atlanta Magazine’s HOME   Seated in the expansive living room of Fay and Donald Gold’s home, you do …

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Smythson of Bond Street

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British Invasion: Smythson of Bond Street infiltrates Atlanta’s party scene By Travis Neighbor Ward Published in Atlanta Magazine’s HOME Leave it to the British to think of everything when it comes to etiquette and entertaining. Like this Entertaining Set from Smythson of Bond Street, England’s stationer to the stars. (The company has been known to custom match note cards to the …

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Stuart Pliner Home Feature

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Grand Revival: Interior designer Stuart Pliner uses his versatile style to convert a dimly lit 1980s house into a sophisticated retreat By Travis Neighbor Ward Published in Modern Luxury’s Interiors Atlanta In the world of interior design, the best projects are often the least expected. Those words certainly rang true for designer Stuart Pliner, who, while at a dinner party, …

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Antique Irish Silver Guide

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Irish Luster: Antique silver from the Emerald Isle is coming into its own. A guide to the market.  By Travis Neighbor Ward Published in Departures magazine. When it comes to antique European silver, the majority of collectors agree: Buy English. “It’s not that they think it’s inherently better,” says Bard Langstaff of New York City-based Shrubsole, one of the top silver dealers in …

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Antique Mandarin Badges

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Peking Order: Collecting Mandarin badges affords a rare glimpse into the obsessively hierarchical world of the Chinese imperial court. Published in Departures magazine   Like other experts in his field, James B. Godfrey, senior vice president and director of the Chinese Works of Art Department at Sotheby’s New York, is surprised. “Considering that the Chinese culture has always fascinated the West, it’s …

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This Old House Weather-Proofing

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With new windows, siding, and roof shingles, This Old House‘s Timeless Home takes cover from the weather. Published in This Old House magazine At the Timeless Home job site in Atlanta, the air is clacking and buzzing with the sounds of staple guns and electric drills as general contractor Jason Yowell eagerly unwraps the latest delivery: a 500-pound cardboard package wrapped …

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Down to the Wire

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The information superhighway looks a whole lot better at 1.5Mbps. Published in This Old House magazine Home Technology Section In the early days of surfing the Net from home, many of us were so wowed by the technology that we didn’t care how many times the dial-up connection failed or how slowly Web pages loaded. We’d wait as long as it …