Cheri Leavy visits with fellow UGA grads to talk beauty, style, gameday, and more!
Name: Emily Laborde Hines
Family: Ryan Hines (hubs) UGA alumnus 2004, Pups Junebug and Lula black lab rescues
Hometown: St. Simons Island, Ga.
Current Town: Bloomington, Ind.
What Years at UGA: 2010-2012
School/Degree: College of Environment & Design, Masters Historic Preservation
Profession: Digital Content Specialist / Freelance Writer
Describe Athens in three words: Historic, friendly, eclectic
Fave bars and restaurant in Athens: The Royal Peasant, Normal Bar, The National, Ted’s Most Best
Fave shops in Athens: Agora Vintage, 5 Points Bottle Shop (beer nerd)
Fave Athens landmark: The Georgia Theatre
Describe your typical Bulldog game day: I like to go to brunch before the festivities begin. Heirloom Cafe is a favorite; get the Love on a Biscuit! After brunch we’ll go to a few tailgates and fiish up the game at The Royal Peasant or the rooftop bar at the Georgia Theatre.
Fave lipstick: Burt’s Bees Rose Tinted Lip Balm
Fave mascara: Honestly, I don’t wear any.
Fave skincare line: I have two. One Love Organics and Virgin Apothecary – I have products from both of these natural skin care lines that I love and use daily. Both are based in my hometown of St. Simons Island, Georgia.:)
Fave hair product: Bumble & Bumble Sea Salt Spray
Product you can’t live without: Jane Iredale PurePressed Mineral Foundation
Best budget buy product: Virgin Apothecary Lavender Hybrid Mist
Best product splurge: Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream by One Love Organics – I live in the Midwest now so I have to keep my skin hydrated. This stuf is amazing.
Fave fashion designer: High End Marni, Everyday – Free People
Fave interior designer: I have to go with my mom Mary Bostock. I love her eclectic style, incorporating antiques with modern pieces in the same space.
Fave jeans: AG Prima – cigarette mid rise
Fave tee: Everlane V Neck
Fashion idol: Sarah Jessica Parker
Fave flower: Gardenia
Fave accessory: I love vintage jewelry. My engagement ring and wedding band are
both vintages from the 40s with baguette diamonds. My favorite statement piece I own is a funky vintage necklace with silver and turquoise I scored at Candy Shop Vintage in Charleston, South Carolina a few years ago.
Fave stationery: Austin Press Monogram Stationery
Who inspires you? My parents – Growing up in a household of two entrepreneurs was both inspiring and intimidating. My mom became an entrepreneur when I was in middle school and it has been incredible to watch her interior design career grow over the years. My stepfather reinvented his career later in his life as well by starting Gnat’s Landing and Bubba
Garcias, two popular restaurants in the Golden Isles area with my mom.
Fave blog: Camels & Chocolate by Kristin Luna – travel inspiration for days
Fave Instagram: Right now these are my big three:
@beerliveshere (arty craft beer photography),
@raiosunshine (fellow historic preservationist with gorgeous old building shots from all over the USA,
@mikkitrow – I recently attended her yoga retreat and love her whole vibe of yoga, travel, and beer.
Fave magazine: I just discovered Cherry Bombe recently and love the profies of women in food.
Fave book: I travel mostly in the United States but I’m a total Francophile and architecture nerd so when I read Vicki Archer’s My Paris Life… I fell in love.
Fave song: “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” by Nina Simone
Fave artist: That is also really tough for me. I’ll say Gillian Welch right now because she just released her album “Harrow and the Harvest” on vinyl for the first time and I can’t stop playing it.
SHARE A TAILGATE RECIPE:
I learned this recipe from my dear friend Claire Cothren while in grad school
at UGA. Anytime she made them, men seemed to line up at her tailgate so the name was a joke that just stuck. This one gets major bonus points for being really easy too.
*Depending on how big your tailgate is will dictate how much of ingredients you need.
• Green Bell Pepper or Jalapeno
• Cream Cheese
Slice the pepper into thick strips. Smear cream cheese on the peppers. Top with sausage. Wrap with bacon. Grill to perfection. Serve warm but they taste just fine at room temp too.
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