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Greenville City Guide on Design*Sponge

illustration by Dave Siglin

Our friends Dave & Rachel put together an awesome city guide for Greenville, SC, where we live. Rachel did most of the writing and researching, and Dave drew a special piece of artwork, featuring some highlights of the city (see illustration above). Go Team Siglin!!

Greenville, SC, truly is a great place! In fact, it was featured in one of USAirway’s in-flight magazines this past year, with an 18-page, full-color article! Rachel and I talk about the city guides on Design*Sponge often (after all, Design*Sponge is one of our favorite blogs to follow). So, it’s fun to finally see a post on Greenville there!

It was also fun to be one of the few who got to read it prior to press! Thanks for the sneak peek, Rachel! And one of my husband’s photos was featured there too! (Click on the picture below to be directed to his photography site. More pictures to be added soon.)

photo courtesy of Bryan McKinnon (my husband)

Check out the full city guide on Design*Sponge here:  http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/11/greenville-city-guide.html.

Coffee Connoisseur

Nothing says morning like a good cup of coffee. Growing up, the smell of coffee was the motivating factor for rolling out of bed. My husband will occasionally enjoy a breve (especially if he can find Monin’s Roasted Chestnut syrup), but other than that, he doesn’t drink coffee. The ironic part is that he worked as a barista at a coffee shop for a while during college, so he makes a great cup o’ joe!

There are hundreds of ways to order your coffee too! Here’s a beautiful chart that displays the terminology for letting your coffee barista know exactly what you want. It reminds me of the You’ve Got Mail: “The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.”

This poster was too beautiful not to share! If you’re watching your calories, I’d opt for the ones that don’t have half & half. I personally prefer an Organic French Roast made with our French Press, a teaspoon of raw sugar and just a drop of organic half & half, though I’m learning to drink it with less and less cream & sugar. After admiring this chart, I think I’ll try the Miami Vice sometime soon!

If you’re interested in ordering this as a poster, check out how to do so on DesignSponge’s blog here.

Just Because…

Flowers are a perfect way to surround yourself with fresh beauty each day. I found this picture on DesignSponge and had to share it.