Cheri Leavy visits with fellow UGA grads to talk beauty, style, gameday, and more!
Name: Kathy Cousart
Family: Husband – Dave Cousart, older daughter – Sarah Kate married to Cory Sims with my two grandbabies – Hagen and Meriwether, younger daughter – Lauren engaged to Mark Holloway, and we have a sweet Bichon Frise dog – Georgia Grace.
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Current Town: Five Points, Athens, GA
What Years at UGA: 1977-1980
School/Degree: Bachelor of Science, Education and Add On Certificate Visually Impaired, Mercer University
Accolades: I have had the privilege of serving and volunteering on different boards and committees for causes I believed in along the way. As an artist, it has been rewarding to see what a difference my paintings can make to someone. I am thrilled to have been in several Southern Living Homes and in many corporate collections. I am most humbled when my paintings are chosen to be in someone’s beautiful home.
Describe Athens in three words: Home sweet home
Fave bars and restaurant in Athens: DePalmas, Last Resort and LRG Provisions
Fave shops in Athens: Heery s Too, Appointments at Five
Fave Athens landmark: UGA Golf Course
Describe your typical Bulldog game day: Up early and walking Five Points/UGA and catching the spirit. Making tailgate food and beverages … everyone’s favorites. Love watching the Dawg Walk and seeing UGA mascot before the game!
Fave lipstick: LipSense/SeneGence from daughter Lauren
Fave mascara: Lancome
Fave skin care line: Clinique
Fave hair product: Kevin Murphy Smooth Again
Product you can’t live without: Skinceuticals Sunscreen
Best budget buy product: Johnson’s Baby Shampoo to remove mascara
Fave interior designer: All of them! Seriously love working with designers to create a special painting for a space.
Fave jeans: Loft
Fave tee: Monogrammed tee shirts
Fashion idol: Jackie O
Fave flower: Peony, roses, hydrangeas, tulips … love to paint them all!
Fave accessory: Rolex watch with diamonds from my 30th wedding anniversary.
Fave stationery: Embossed monogrammed in off white
Who inspires you? Everyone inspires me … everyone has an amazing story to share.
Fave Instagram: All the designers and galleries that I follow — eye candy in my feed every day!
Fave magazine: Southern Living
Fave book: Alla Prima by Richard Schmid
Fave song: “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
Fave artist: Grandson Hagen … his decisive yet free mark making delight me- talented young artist.
BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP:
One 8 oz. package of cream cheese
Two 8 oz. cans of white chicken
One 8 oz. package of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of Ranch Dressing
Whatever hot sauce you like
Drain 2 large cans of white chicken, mix in 1 package of cream cheese, an 8 oz. package of cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup of Ranch dressing. Sprinkle in hot sauce to your liking. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. Super yummy served with celery and carrots and any kind of chip.
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