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Jan 27/17

A Taste of the First Sweet Peach Revival Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 0 Comments

If you’re around Atlanta this weekend and looking for something adorable, delicious and productive to do, the first Sweet Peach Revival would likely fit the bill, and then some more.

The revival aims to highlight handmade Southern products — something we’re kind of into here at Bourbon & Boots — live music, great food and community artisans. The event will be held in the Belly General Store July 5 to 7 and will also host demos on life-beautifying skills like watercoloring, terrarium building and fashion.

Sweet Peach is a blog run by Pamela Berger, and this is her first attempt to organize an event like this. Luckily, she’s had the help of curators Beth Lord of the indie-pendent, and John Rich of Oakleaf & Acorn.

“This is the first event I’ve ever done that’s associated with the Sweet Peach blog,” she said. “We started talking about a Sweet Peach pop-up shop in Beth’s store, and then we said, ‘Let’s have a party and have music and a biscuit, bourbon and bacon brunch, so it became this three-day event,” she said.

“We planned a one-hour meeting, and it was a six-hour meeting.”

Friday night will be the opening party. It’s free, but guests must register in advance to see the trunk show, live auction and live music. Saturday focus will be on shopping and demos. The entire event will be top notch, but we’re particularly excited about the food.

They’ll have “jams of love” from Emily G’s — we can attest her stuff is pinch your grandmother delicious — cheese from Sweet Grass dairy and mini peach pies from Pearson Farms. From noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, they’ll have the Bourbon, Bacon and Biscuit Brunch, which is the only ticketed part of the revival.

Berger says the goal is the celebrate Southern artisans — the people she’s written about since she started the blog two years ago.

“I’d like to validate these artists’ passions, to showcase their work and get it out there for everyone to see,” Berger said.

And speaking of artistry, we almost forgot to mention this sleek bike designed and built by event curator John Rich and his brothers. They’re calling it The Charleston, and the modern-looking bike with a vintage frame will make its debut at the revival.

If we haven’t convinced you to take a bite out of the Sweet Peach Revival by now, maybe nothing will. But for more information, visit the revival’s website.

“We really like doing event-type things,” Berger said. And If it works out, we might do another one at Christmas. This is a good first try.”



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