Name: Airee Edwards
Family: husband Russell Edwards, son Teddy Edwards
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Current Town: Athens, GA
What Years at UGA: 1994-2000
School/Degree: Lamar Dodd School Art, Fabric Design
Profession: Owner of Agora Vintage
Accolades: Top female finisher in the Bulldog 100 (recognizing the fastest growing businesses operated by UGA alumni) in 2014 and 2015. Contestant in the 10th Annual Athens Dancing with the Stars!
Describe Athens in three words: My favorite place.
Fave bars and restaurant in Athens: The National, operated by sweetheart Chef Peter Dale is my go to for a great evening and has been for years. It absolutely never disappoints.
Home.made on Baxter Street is my new favorite spot for lunch, but the fried chicken biscuit sandwich is gonna get me in trouble.
Fave Athens landmark: The Georgia Museum of Art, Georgias official state art museum, free to the public, and great for the whole family.
Describe your typical Bulldog game day: I am up early with a double espresso to work home games and always have fun meeting the fans and visitors! Everyone is always happy before the game. My hubby Russell and I go to about three or four games a year with our good friends, Faith and Tripp. On those days, they pick me up right before kickoff. Faith and I buy a bag of M&Ms as soon as we enter Sanford Stadium and superstitiously eat only the red ones. It works sometimes – haha. We always stay late after the game to enjoy the bands and avoid the crowds. If the game ends early enough, we’ll go home, cook dinner and just relax with some good wine.
Fave lipstick: Chanel rouge allure, Crazed
Fave mascara: MAC
Fave skin care line: Atomy
Fave hair product: Atomy
Product you can’t live without: Eyeliner
Best budget buy product: Burt’s Bees
Best product splurge: Revlon eye cream
Fave fashion designer: Emilio Pucci, who studied at UGA before he established his fashion empire!
Fave interior designer: My hubby Russell. He designed our home and our store, and I love them both.:)
Fave jeans: I’m really into mom jeans at the moment…
Fave tee: I shamelessly wear Agora Vintage t-shirts too often.
Fashion idol: Grace Kelly, epitome of elegance.
Fave flower: Orchid, when Russell buys me one 🙂
Fave accessory: Hermés bangle, works of art.
Fave stationery: Smokey Road Press .), a local Athens company that creates great designs on vintage machinery.
Who inspires you? My mom and grandma constantly inspire me because they overcame domestic abuse to support their children and families. My grandma raised five children alone and sent them all to college, with no help from her ex-husband. My mom took me and escaped from my abusive father. She now is a master seamstress and taught me how to identify quality made goods, a vital skill in the second-hand market.
Fave blog: The Flagpole Magazine is my source online for all things happening here.
Fave instagram: Blown away by the beautiful furniture crafted in Athens by @sonsofsawdust using reclaimed wood. Their Instagram is on point.
Fave magazine: Dwell
Fave book: A Man Called Ove
Fave song: Anything by Jason Isbell
Fave artist: I love this Memphis based artist named Carroll Cloar. Look him up! and .
SHARE A TAILGATE RECIPE:
Linda’s Corn Dip!
1 can mexicorn
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 block pepper jack cheese, shredded
(This cheese is typically sold in 8 oz. blocks)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
Combine all ingredients, except the jalapeños, in a suitable oven safe dish. Place as many jalapeños as you’d like on the top. Put in oven and cook for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Eat with Fritos. YUM!!
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