Letter from the Editor – June-July 2016

By on June 2, 2016

Yowza– spring just blew by us here on the mountain! We got more than our share of big thunder, pounding rain and ever-close lightening. Now that my broken ankle is mostly healed and I can hike again, the dogs and I climbed to our favorite big rock to take in the storms. Booming thunder, waging wind and sideways rain so close around us, there’s nothing like it. Luckily for me, Maxine and Billy are always game for my crazy ideas and seemed to enjoy the weather as much as I did. But boy, we sure did get wet!

On the other side of that, I took a break and went on a city vacation, visiting friends from my college days at Carnegie-Mellon University who live in NYC. As much as I feel at home on my little mountain, I do miss big city life. Shoe shopping, Indian food, Thai food, the Ramones exhibit at the Queen’s Museum and a Santigold concert– I was pretty busy. Visiting the 911 Memorial for the first time was very moving since the Towers were still standing when I lived there in the early 1980’s.

Took a hit of culture shock coming back to reality and Blue Ridge and putting together this issue. Contributing to her second issue now is award winning interior designer Cindy Trimble, ASID and the owner of StudioTrimble, Inc. Based in Blue Ridge, She is NCIDQ certified and a Georgia Registered Interior Designer. Trimble recently accepted the American Society of Interior Designer’s Georgia Chapter Award of Excellence for her design of Chester Brunnenmeyer’s Bar and Grill that was featured in our April May 2016 issue. Congratulations Cindy and welcome to AC Living Magazine!

Summertime is here and in this issue we hope you find plenty of things to keep you busy. Ready to build your dream log home? Our cover story, Satterwhite Log Homes gives you a good place to start by visiting their model log home in Ellijay. Six of our local shops give us great ideas to gussy-up our outdoor spaces. Take the whole family to Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides at Hell’s Hollow and Adventure Outpost, where you can trail ride, zip line, fish in the pond, or go on wagon ride– take a picnic and spend the whole day. To top that off, we’ve got some cool and peachy summer recipes. Aahhhh. Summer.

Fall will be here sooner than you know it, and as always our very popular August/September issue, will have the most complete listing of the area’s fall festivals and fairs. While we think that you shouldn’t miss ANY of our magazines, this one is always a keeper.

We sure hope everyone enjoys the summer and our little slice of mountain bliss. See y’all this fall!