Friday, March 5, 2010

Old-Fashioned Info and Fresh Design Ideas

In today's world, we all get our info on the go - checking Google on our phones, looking up a restaurant number on our TV's before making the reservation on Open Table. It's insanely convenient.

But every once in a while, I actually find it fun to flip through the more old-fashioned guides to get information. The restaurant guides that come out every few months are great for reviews, just like Atlanta Magazine's list in the back of each issue.

I stumbled across the Buckhead Coalition's Guidebook yesterday on Twitter, and wanted to share it with you here - it looked like a great coffee-table resource for other Bettys to have around their homes. It's only $5 to pick up in a Barnes and Noble, and you can check it out for free first here online. Yes, I know this is info you can easily get online, but how convenient that they put together a huge directory for us of things like restaurants, doctors, kid's camps, and running and biking routes - all in one book?

On an unrelated note, I also ran across this GORGEOUS condo this morning on a blog I follow, charm home. Actually, she is covering another blog that covers the spread in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine. So I am just extending the chain today, because goodness, the home is fabulous in all that is Buckhead and I can't help but pass it along. I only wish I lived up on a higher floor so I could do the same window treatment-less look too. How fantastic - definitely design inspiration for me!

Have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend, friends!!