Creative Mornings Atlanta | Bravery

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We had the pleasure being a part of Creative Mornings ATL this past Friday. Creative Mornings ATL is a time for creatives to wake up early on a Friday, connect over a small breakfast, and hear a lecture from one of the cities successful creatives. On this Creative Morning, Atlanta had the pleasure hearing about Bravery by a wonderful and inspiring woman, Alina Wheeler. She wrote the book Designing Brand Identity - a great tool for developing an impactful and lasting brand.

What I received from the talk was that we all have a sense of what brave means but often don't view ourselves as such. BUT we are. We are Brave! It is time we stand up from what we believe in, Step out in faith to try something new, tell someone, "I Love you" for the first time, or invite our coworker or neighbor over for dinner for the first time. There are all types of bravery, The question that was asked to many people was "When can you remember being Brave? " What if we had the discussion around the table this Thanksgiving? I think it would be a memorable one. Just think of the amount of life experiences we would hear from our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and friends.

After waking up early on a Friday to make it to a Creative Morning I never regret it. Sure it is hard to get out of bed and out the door, but the insight and the people you get to meet totally outweighs the extra sleep you could get. Oh and did I mention there is free coffee and breakfast. Hope to see you at the next one which I believe will be in the new year. Be Brave... and have a great Thanksgiving.








Photo Credit: Abbie Kressner

Brunch Debut

View More: I love brunch. I have to admit, the guest got the full brunt of my excitement and appreciation of brunch food.  The menu offered a great variety and was filling to say the least.


  • Mini Pecan Sticky Buns
  • Local Parfaits with AtlantaFresh Yogurt, Gluten Free Pure Bliss Granola, Honey, Figs


  • Farm Veggie Salad - Local Tomatoes, Squash, Bitter Greens, Basil, Shaved Carrots with a Lemon Honey Vinaigrette
  • Riverview Farms Melon's with Fresh Basil and Honey
  • Stone-Ground Grits with BBQ Pork
  • Quiche with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Bacon
  • Bacon Cheddar Biscuits
  • Breakfast Meat Plate- Applewood Smoked Bacon, Housemade Breakfast Sausage
  • French Toast Bread Pudding with Blueberries and OrganiC Mountains Wildflower Honey
  • Crystal Farms Heirloom Potato Hash
  • End of Peach Season Basil Muffin

The table was filled with rich conversation.  It brings joy to me when I see people connect, laugh, and savor the moment. Wholesome food has a way of bringing people together. We all know how special of these moments around a meal. We often come to the point are hearts are yearning for nourishment for our bodies and our souls.  So why do we as a culture not take the time to deal with both?

I can only speak for myself, but it is when I get so caught up in work, email, errands, meetings, and the day-to-day grind that I feel so emptied and selfish. I encourage you to create opportunities to be present. Have co-workers over, asking the neighbors in for the first time, or just sitting down at the table with everyone in your household for a family dinner.  Step away from the busy.

-Chef J

Credits: Erin Wood of Paperlily Photography // Jamie Jimenez of Julia’s Poppies - Paper Goods

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This weekend Jason is preparing Holiday Deliciousness for The Tinsel Workshop. If you're thinking about going, we highly suggest you sign-up today... spots are filling up!

It will prepare you for holiday entertaining... or gentlemen-gift this to your significant other... you can thank us later!

The Tinsel Workshop
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 from 10 am - 4 pm at 
The Seed Studio | 434 Marietta Street | Atlanta, GA 

Below is the tentative menu. All food is included in the workshop package. *See details below.

  • Breakfast
    • Coffee
    • Festive Scones
    • Fresh Granola
    • Donut Wreaths
  • Lunch
    • Salad: Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, Pistachios, Bacon & Goat Cheese Dressing
    • Wild Rice Risotto with Cranberries, Herbs and Butternut Squash
    • Carrot and Parsnip Chips
    • Fresh Seasonal Fruit
  • After-Party/Dessert
    • Gingerbread Woopie Pies
    • Assorted Holiday Cookies
    • Gourmet Apple Cider

You're invited to immerse yourself in a day of Flowers, Flair, and Food

Be guided through holiday designing by instructors:
Juli Vaughn Designs, Julia's Poppies, Ashley Pepitone Design, and Homespun ATL
  • Learn basic principles and techniques to design a seasonal arrangement with Juli Vaughn Designs.
  • Create custom event paper goods with Julia’s Poppies.
  • DIY holiday crafting with Ashley Pepitone Design.
  • Festive refreshments, delectable lunch, and seasonal cooking tips by Homespun ATL.
  • Each student will go home with their creations from the day and a “toolbox” to keep creativity alive.
If you want to improve your hostess-edge, grow in creative resourcefulness, or just desire to catch the Christmas cheer-we invite you to join us!
Space for this workshops is limited, so reserve your spot now.
$150.00/person *Includes all materials for creating Flowers, Flair, and Food.

Contact to register or for more details.