Up Front

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agerly throwing the windows and doors open to let in fresh air, many will sort through closets looking for a spring ensem-ble that reflects the joy of the season. As we segue from winter to Easter week to Azalea Festival in close succession, I am no exception and had a grand time looking for essentials to dress for all the month of April holds. The shops and stores are so full of colorful and exciting options; it could turn a girl’s head. I have come to refer to these monthly photoshoots as Cinderella scenes, even though I don’t believe in fairy godmothers. Nevertheless, when my hair and makeup is expertly done for me, after donning gorgeous clothes, sprinkled with fabulous, glittering jewelry, it all comes together and I admit, I feel like a princess in a fairytale. Who knew it was that easy? On our captivating cover and just in time for the season and the Azalea Festival, we showcase the art of Dan Beck who will be judging this year’s Juried Spring Art Show and Sale. It also is time for our 12th annual Kitchens that Cook installment; and this year, as always, these robust residential kitchens from Banks Channel to Leland, Hampstead and Figure Eight will not disappoint. We visited the Bellamy Mansion kitchen to photograph pre-Civil War era Southern cuisine that originated with African cooks who brought their dishes to the table as described in “Quintessentially Southern” by Lindsay Kastner. Join us for a few of the Bellamy and Foy families’ favorite recipes. If you are anything like me, bright sunny skies and warm breezes lure you outdoors day and night, which means it is time to move back outside and bask in the wonder of creation. Whatever your style is, we urge you to think outside the box this season as you freshen your own outdoor spaces. Our Home Style design writer has some great ideas for you. Think of this issue as your spring primer! Happy Easter, to His glory! Editor/Publisher 10 WBM april 2015 Pat Bradford photographed at White House Black Market, Mayfaire Towne Center. E Spring is a time of renewal, new beginnings. Pat’s hair by Frank Potter, Bangz Hair Salon. Hair and makeup styled by Matt Matyi, Bangz. Black and white apparel is from White House Black Market, Mayfaire. Rock Candy clear quartz earrings, Wonderland black onyx, mother of pearl and clear quartz bracelets and ring, and large link Bastille necklace are by New York fine jewelry designer Ippolita Rostagno, from Reeds Jewelers, Mayfaire Towne Center. PHOTO BY JOSHUA CURRY upfront


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