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1 day ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014 ... · 3 replies · +5 points

We don't get to Atlanta often enough, but we did go last year to see the mosaiculture displays at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens - they were fantastic!

http://atlantabotanicalgarden.org/events-classes/...

They have a new display this year until October and we plan to go when the weather cools off a bit. The Garden is definitely one of the highlights of the city as far as we are concerned, which is why we are members.

We also went to the High Museum of Art last year to see the Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera exhibit:

http://www.high.org/frida-diego

Their exhibits are always changing so we keep an eye out for topics of interest to us.

My riding buddy works part-time at Zoo Atlanta, so I have to make a pitch for the zoo as well. This would be a great time to visit, as the new baby panda twins are now out for the public to view:

http://www.zooatlanta.org/home/panda_cam/twinpand...

I was just telling my husband that we are overdue for a trip to the Lenox Square Mall (I need to get to a Teavana store to replenish my supply of Monkey-Picked Oolong!). When we go we will make a stop at the Mandarin Oriental for a look, and possibly have lunch at their restaurant. Maybe I can even find the rest of Virginia's photo subjects!

1 day ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014 ... · 6 replies · +3 points

No, no, no scarf! Didn't you ever see the movie "Isadora" (the end is sort of like the superheroes with capes in "The Incredibles")? So no scarf for Terri, Coop!

3 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 1 reply · +1 points

Check out this interview with Tiffany Brooks:

http://lifeintheoverflowmag.wordpress.com/2014/01...

At the very end she mentions that she is working with David Bromstad on the Urban Oasis (not clear exactly who will be doing what).

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 0 replies · +3 points

That certainly does seem to be a prime candidate for an Urban Oasis, Coop! And it is only a short walking distance from Agatha's , a comedy murder mystery dinner theater I have been "dying" to visit for years now, but can't bring myself to drive the 2.5 hours from our house to Atlanta after dark.

http://agathas.com/

Looks like your Hercule Poirot alter ego could be quite appropriate for this UO if the W Atlanta Residences are the location!

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 3 replies · +3 points

Excellent sleuthing, Coop! I can't remember if they open the UO to tours, but if so I will make an effort to check it out and post some pictures. I can't wait to find out the exact location -- think we can discover that before Virginia spills the beans?

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 1 reply · +1 points

Here's another possibility:

http://www.ansleyforestapartments.com/

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 1 reply · +2 points

It was interesting trying to track down information about Tennessee's state flower. I never could pin down exactly which iris was the right one, and finally found a rather confusing excerpt from a book (State Botanical Symbols by Alan McPherson) that gives a quote from the act declaring the iris as the state flower:

"The iris, family Iridaceae, is designated as the state cultivated flower."

No official genus, species, variety, or even color were specified, although it was just taken for granted that purple iris was implied. Since several sites I checked showed photos of Dutch iris, I guess Virginia can be forgiven for this one. Even more interesting is the fact that Tennessee now has two official state wildflowers and one state cultivated flower, due to some conflicting legislation over the years!

http://books.google.com/books?id=sg0tpwxPI6wC&...

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 6 replies · +2 points

The Residence at Buckhead Atlanta might be a possibility:

http://www.buckhead-atl.com/

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014:... · 0 replies · +4 points

LOL! You mean they didn't call to discuss the location clue? What were they thinking?