New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns with The Last Original Wife (release date June 11, 2013), a Carolina Lowcountry tale about a woman, Leslie Ann Greene Carter, who is the last “original” wife in her husband Wesley’s successful Atlanta social circle. When Leslie decides she has been reminded enough of this fact and decides not to keep playing the good wife, she leaves Atlanta to return to her beloved hometown of Charleston. Now that she has time to herself, she reflects on her life and tries to reclaim the carefree vivacious girl she once was. In this quest to find herself and the love she deserves, Leslie rediscovers life, love, family and true friendship.
Frank’s promotional book tour has a heavy concentration of stops in the South starting in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. on June 10 and ending in Rehoboth Beach, Del. on July 2 including several stops in Charleston and Atlanta where the book is set. Atlanta stops include a talk, book signing and luncheon at the City of Woodstock’s Magnolia Hall at noon (click here to learn more and to make reservations – $60 pp, includes copy of book) and then an evening event at the Margaret Mitchell House, both on Monday, June 24. Click here to see Frank’s entire The Last Original Wife’s book tour schedule with lots of Southern city stops. Click to preview the first chapter of The Last Original Wife.
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American Originals: Norman Rockwell & Coca-Cola, the newest exhibit at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, showcases the most comprehensive display of Norman Rockwell’s work for The Coca-Cola Company ever assembled. The exhibit features examples of Rockwell’s Coca-Cola work from original paintings to final marketing pieces, including these three Company-commissioned paintings that Coca-Cola now holds and marketing pieces based on the Company’s three missing Rockwell paintings. The exhibit that started this Memorial Day weekend will remain in the attraction’s Pop Culture gallery until May 2014.
American Originals: Norman Rockwell & Coca-Cola, the newest exhibit at the World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola is located in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, and is accessible via the Peachtree Center or CNN/ World Congress Center MARTA stations. Go to www.worldofcoca-cola.com to learn more and to purchase tickets.
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Disposer Care cleans the garbage disposal effectively and easily in about two to four minutes.
We have all heard that grinding lemons in the disposal make it smell better and it does but how well of a job does it really do to clean the build-up and odors caused by food and grease that causes those nasty smells? My favorite new kitchen product is Disposer Care that cleans and deodorizes the garbage disposal very easily. Its powerful blue foaming action scrubs away food particles, grease and grunge, cleaning the entire garbage disposer and drain, leaving a pleasant lemon fresh scent.
Disposer Care is super easy to use. Start by running a strong stream of hot water for one minute and then reduce to a pencil thin stream. Simply drop in the pre-measured biodegradable inner cleaning packet and let your disposal do the work for you. The blue cleaning foam will appear and then disappear with a “swish” of water that will tell you it’s complete. It takes about two to four minutes and there is no mess and no cleanup. Regular use of disposer care will eliminate odor causing grunge from building up and it’s also safe on all disposal parts, plumbing and septic systems. Available in 4.9 oz. and 7.35 oz. sizes. I accidentally stumbled across the product while shopping at Lowe’s one day and I’m (and my disposal are) glad I did. Find where to buy by going to www.summitbrands.com/summit/wtb/usa/ or click here and order from Amazon.com.
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Do you find yourself looking for a bigger-than-life experience to have in Atlanta whether you have a date or house guests for the weekend? Then look no further than our own downtown backyard as the Atlanta Botanical Garden showcases the Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger than Life from May through October. It’s 19 monumental mosaiculture —the horticultural art of creating giant topiary-like sculptures using thousands and thousands of living plants to carpet the steel forms. It’s the creative genius of International Mosaiculture of Montreal, Montreal, Canada and so worth seeing if you’ve been to the Garden a dozen times or have never been before.
Wonder the entire Garden to see the sculptures ranging up to 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide including a grazing unicorn, a friendly ogre (kids can walk through his giant head), a pair of gigantic cobras, a group of enchanting rabbits, a couple of flighty butterflies, and a pair of dancing fish. But the largest and most impressive piece is the 25-foot-tall goddess emerging from the ground, stuffed with 40,000 annuals at the Cascades Gardens.
The Garden is located at 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE and open April through October from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (until 10 p.m. on Thursday because they have Cocktails in the Garden from May – September with a monthly themed garden-inspired cocktail) and November through March from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $18.95 adults, $12.95 children 3 – 12, and free to children under three and Garden members. Details: atlantabotanicalgarden.org or phone 404.876.5859.
Plants were selected to give this friendly ogre a beard and hair while children can walk through his giant head. He gives new meaning to a hole in one's head.
The day I visited the Atlanta Botanical Garden staff members were putting the finishing touches on its pair of cobras whose tails circle its base.
A grazing unicorn greets guest before they venture onto the suspended canopy walkway to view the goddess.
Earth Goddess, the largest sculpture towers at 25 feet tall and is assembled from 23 sections, each weighting 2,500 pounds for a total weight of nearly 29 tons. No one asks this goddess how her butt looks in her jeans!
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