Cheri Leavy visits with fellow UGA grads to talk beauty, style, gameday, and more!
Name: Maureen Clayton
Family: Chris (Double Dawg, BBA, JD), Ben, Brad and Luke (UGA ’18)
Hometown: Sandy Springs, Ga
Current Town: Roswell, Ga.
What Years at UGA: ’76-‘81
School/Degree: Double Dawg Grady School of Journalism: ABJ, MA
Profession: Founder & President, Insight Strategic Communications and Nest Egg Communications
Four-time Bulldog 100 winner; UGA student mentor; UGA Libraries Board of Visitors; 2017 UGA Graduate School Alumna of Distinction; former UGA Alumni Association Board: UGA A Taste of Home honoree (Carmel Apple Crumble).
Describe Athens in three words: Roots and wings
Fave bars and restaurant in Athens: Any tailgate, Big City Bread
Fave shops in Athens: Agora Vintage, Wuxtry
Fave Athens landmark: The tree that owns itself
Describe your typical Bulldog game day: Texting with our network of friends before, during, and after the game. All my college friends are die-hard Bulldog fans and they’re knowledgeable about the players and have opinions!
Fave lipstick: Estee Lauder
Fave mascara: Laura Mercier Long Lash
Fave skin care line: RachelMade products. Can’t get through the winter without the Hand & Body Balm.
Fave hair product: Expanda Dust by Unite
Product you can’t live without: Sunscreen and moisturizer
Best budget buy product: Vitamin C
Fave jeans: Whatever pair fits
Fave tee: Long sleeved baseball shirt from the Breakers
Fashion idol: Anyone who’s comfortable in her own skin
Fave flower: Gardenia
Fave accessory: My aunt’s charm bracelet
Fave stationery: Kate Spade
Who inspires you? Jen Hidinger of the Giving Kitchen. After an experience that would leave most people shattered, she channeled that energy to help other members of the Atlanta restaurant community who experience medical crises.
Fave magazine: Bitter Southerner and Smithsonian
Fave book: Between Two Skies (my sister’s fist book)
Fave song: “In My Life”
Fave artist: Childe Hassam
SHARE A TAILGATE RECIPE:
Roast Beef Sliders:
*Depending on how big your tailgate is will dictate how much of ingredients you need.
• 1 12-ct package of King’s Hawaiian rolls
• 3/4 pound thin sliced roast beef
• 8 slices of provolone cheese
• 3 Tbs. horseradish sauce, divided
• 6 Tbs. butter
• 2 Tbs. brown sugar
• 1 Tbs. worcestershire sauce
• 1 Tbs. poppy seeds
Set oven to 350. Split the rolls and add horseradish sauce to both slides (2 Tbs.). Add the roast beef and cheese. In a saucepan, heat and stir butter, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce and 1 Tbs. of horseradish. Bring to boil. Pour over sandwiches and sprinkle poppy seeds. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the tops are crispy. Wrap in tinfoil and take to the game!
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