A Refreshing Summer Brew

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 | COLUMN: Party Time

There aren’t many things I look forward to more than a Georgia summer. When the air feels like a steamy sauna, sounds of the tomahawk chop are heard on every television and frequent escapes to the lake become a weekend ritual. July 4th is the pinnacle of this season: a time to celebrate with friends, family, good food and refreshing cocktails! I fell in love with this Raspberry Summer Brew at first sip and can’t wait to make it on the fourth. It is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day and easy to make in large batches.

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Your Patriotic Playlist

Monday, July 01, 2013 | COLUMN: Things We Love

by guest blogger Mara Davis

We’ve pulled together an all-American playlist to go along with pools, hot dogs, flags and parades. In addition to American rock classics (like Tom Petty, Simon and Garfunkel and John Mellencamp) we also found a few state songs (“Why Georgia”, “Portland, Oregon”). I particularly love Ryan’s Adam’s “New York, New York” because it mentions the 4th of July. And Wilco and Billy Bragg’s “California Stars” feels like the perfect summer night. Since everyone’s musical taste is eclectic, pop (Estelle and Kayne West) blends with the 70s (Ventura Highway); and in some strange way it all flows! Isn’t this why we love music?

 

 

 

About Mara Davis

Mara Davis is a radio/TV host, blogger, podcaster and pop culture fanatic. She is an event emcee, voiceover talent and contributor for HLN TV, CNN and TNT/TBS. Mara currently lives in Atlanta with her husband Mike, son Charlie and dog Brogie. 

 

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