Cheri Leavy visits with fellow UGA grads to talk beauty, style, gameday, and more!
Name: Paige Kalena Follmann
Family: My furchild, Duke, an adopted pitt mix
Hometown: Highland Park, Texas
Current Town: Atlanta, GA
What Years at UGA: 2002-2006
School/Degree: Grady College of Journalism; BA in Advertising
Profession: Professional Artist
Accolades: : Represented by Well & Wonder Artist Collective (wellandwondercollective .com); Represented by Anne Irwin Fine Art in Atlanta; Featured in The Atlantan Modern Luxury Magazine and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Describe Athens in three words: College – Town – Perfection.
Fave bars and restaurant in Athens: 9d’s Bar, 40 Watt, Last Resort (of course)
Fave shops in Athens: Heery’s Clothes Closet
Fave Athens landmark: Georgia Theatre
Describe your typical Bulldog game day: These days it involves driving in from Atlanta, posting up at a tailgate and either watching the game with friends at a bar or at the stadium if we have tickets! Either way it’s always a great day hanging in Athens.
Fave lipstick: I love this pink/ nude shade from Laura Mercier called Brigitte
Fave mascara: Estee Lauder Extreme Lash
Fave skin care line: I don’t products, but I do enjoy Bliss Skin Care. They have a lot of yummy products like their Body Butter.
Fave hair product: Moroccan Oil
Best budget buy product: Bare Minerals Face Powder
Best product splurge: My biggest splurge is going to the spa for facials and deep tissue massages. It’s heaven.
Fave fashion designer: Diane Von Furstenberg
Fave interior designer: New York designer Stephen Sills Associates
Fave jeans: J.Crew
Fave tee: Michael Stars tee – so soft
Fashion idol: Miroslava Duma
Fave flower: Hydrangeas
Fave accessory: I’m always wearing jewelry – really into modern statement earrings right now like Nicola Bathie Designs. I adore her jewelry.
Fave stationery: I make my own! I think anything personal is always appreciated.
Who inspires you? People who are fearless, kind, and creative. There are so many women in the art world who are those things. It’s one of the reasons I love being a part of Well & Wonder Art Collective—an online gallery of emerging southern artists. The group of talented women inspire me daily.
Fave instagram: @wellandwonder
Fave magazine: Architectural Digest
Fave book: Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Fave song: “I’m with You” by Group Love
Fave artist: Picasso and Matisse.
SHARE A TAILGATE RECIPE:
Beer Punch — refreshing and delicious/!
4 strawberries, chopped
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs grenadine
2 Tbs fresh lime juice
2 (12-ounce) bottles beer, cold (recommended: Corona or a pilsner)
In a bowl add the strawberries, blueberries, sugar, grenadine, and lime juice. Stir to dissolve as much sugar as possible. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, stirring a couple of times to agitate and help create juices. When ready to serve, divide the mixture among 4 low ball glasses. Pour 6 ounces beer into each glass and give a gentle stir. Drink!
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