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Georgia Girls: Daisy Sullivant

Name: Daisy Whelan Sullivant

Family: Husband: Hank;  boys: Henry (4) Monte (1.5)

Hometown: Savannah, Ga.  

Current Town: Athens, Ga.

What Years at UGA: 2006-2010

School/Degree: Lamar Dodd School of Art/ Fabric Design

Profession: Apparel Consultant and Textile Designer,  Co-founder The Whelan Girls

Accolades: I was a part of the UGA Equestrian Team winning three national championships in four years.


Describe Athens in three words: Casual, friendly, seasonal

Fave bars and restaurants in Athens: The National, Donna Changs, The Grit, Independent Bakery, Condor Chocolates

Fave shops in Athens: Heery’s

Fave Athens landmark: The 40 Watt. It is where I met my husband.

UGA gameday

Describe your typical Bulldog game day: Usually I stroll my boys down to Independent Bread in Five Points, and watch the game day traffic roll into town. During the games, I enjoy quiet Athens with my family.  

Share a tailgate recipe: I always bring sweets! 


 Fave lipstick: Trish McEvoy Sheer Lip Color -Mulberry

Fave mascara: Tom Ford Ultra Length Mascara–Ultra Raven

Fave skin care line: Biologique Recherche

Fave hair product: Loreal Professionals metallic hair cream

Product you can’t live withoutClè de Peau Cream Blush 

Best budget buy product: Normal Soap Company’s Honey Mint lip balm

Biggest product splurge: Biologique Recherche Serum


Fave fashion designer: Orla Kiely 

Fave interior designer: Kelly Wearstler

Fave jeans: I wear dresses and skirts

Fave tee: Vince

Fashion idol: My Mom

Fave flower: Dahlia 

Fave accessory: Silk scarf

Fave stationery: Custom Emily McCarthy Stationery


Who inspires you? The Blessed Mother and My Mother

Fave blog: Dezeen

Fave instagrams:  @lamaisonpierrefrey

Fave magazine: Donna Hay

Fave book: “Stepping on the Serpent” by by Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC

Fave song: L’Anamour by Francoise Hardy

Fave artist: Michelangelo


Chocolate Chip Cookies


Generous 2 cups flour

1tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

2 sticks unsalted butter softened

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract


12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets lightly with butter. Combine flour, soda, salt, and set aside. In a bowl of a standing mixer, or in large bowl with hand mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and mix to combine. Slowly add dry mixture, and beat on low to combine. Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop out dough with a spoon and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until edges start to turn golden.



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