Cheri Leavy visits with fellow UGA grads to talk beauty, style, gameday, and more!
Name: Bethany Davis
Family: Tyler Davis (UGA ‘97) and children: Ansley (10) and Hamp (7)
Hometown: Dunwoody, Ga.
Current Town: Athens, Ga.
What Years at UGA: 1996-2000
School/Degree: Terry College of Business, Marketing Major
Profession: Co-Owner of Athens Building Company
Accolades: Best of Houzz Winner, Athens Banner Herald Readers Choice Award, Qualified Remodeler’s “Top 500,” and CotY Award Winner
Describe Athens in three words: Food, music, football
Fave bars and restaurant in Athens: The kids and I love to walk to their school and get a morning roll from Independent Bakery and sometimes after school we hit Condor Chocolates. On date nights, it’s Donna Changs, Homemade, and The National.
Fave shops in Athens: Heery’s, R. Wood Studio, and Always Always Flowers
Fave Athens landmark: One of our family’s favorite things to do is go enjoy The Herty Field Fountain in North Campus. We get ice cream from Ben & Jerrys downtown and then put our feet in the fountain. Perfection!
Describe your typical Bulldog game day: One of the best things about living in Athens is entertaining game-day guests. We usually make a big breakfast for everyone and go on a walk to see the early tailgaters and feel the gameday energy. My kids can’t miss the Dawg Walk so then we’ll watch that and hit the game.
Fave lipstick: I’m currently using Urban Decay lip pencil in Rush and MAC Lipglass in Oh Baby
Fave mascara: MAC In Extreme Dimension
Fave skin care line: Dr. Dennis Gross
Fave hair product: Paul Brown Shine Amplifer
Product you can’t live without: Lash extensions
Best budget buy product: Aveeno
Fave interior designer: I can’t choose a favorite because we work with so many talented designers and they’re all awesome. We did use my sister-in-law Amy Morris for our personal house and we couldn’t be happier!
Fave jeans: Paige
Fave tee: Michael Stars
Fashion idol: Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
Fave flower: Peony
Fave accessory: Can I pick two? Bold earrings and nice booties.
Fave stationery: A local friend’s line called CalligrEMMY
Who inspires you? I look up to people who have overcome an obstacle in life and have come through to the other side. Life can throw us curve balls but it’s the resilient ones who use their stories to help others that I admire.
Fave blog: Jen Hatmaker
Fave instagram: The Fox Group
Fave magazine: This (Bulldawg Illustrated), duh!
Fave book: Carry On Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Fave song: Jason Isbell’s“Cover Me Up”
Fave artist: Another friend and UGA grad, Winston Wyatt.
SHARE A TAILGATE RECIPE:
Caliente Bean and Queso Dip
• 1 (15oz) can refried beans
• 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
• 1 1/4 cups jarred medium salsa
• 1 (4oz) can diced chilies
• 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
• 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro
Combine beans and taco seasoning and spread mixture evenly over the bottom of a 9×9 baking dish (coated in cooking spray). Pour salsa and green chilies on top of the beans. Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven, top with the cheese, and return to the oven. Bake about 5 more minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.
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