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Amy Turn Sharp is a Senior writer for Resource/Ammirati, An IBM Company. With her passion and specialty in content and community, Amy is frequent guest blogger and has bylines in national magazines and websites including…

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Brick By Brick

Robert Mason Grimmett was on-brand before there existed such a term. You could say that a young boy in ’80s Appalachia in a necktie, inspired by fedoras and fountain pens, had a keen sense of…

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Up the Vine

When it comes time to pick a wine, it sometimes seems like there are an overwhelming number of them to choose from. Anyone can be forgiven for throwing up their hands and just going with…

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The Anti-Cocktail

Combine locally-distilled gin, St. Germain, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, egg whites, and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker. Shake without ice for one minute, then add ice and shake for two minutes. Strain into a powdered sugar-rimmed…

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On the Line: The Pearl

In my first memory of now Executive Chef Natalie Bidinger, she is perched atop a 6-foot, double stacked convection oven, shoes off, Technicolor socks at the end of long, often times ungainly legs; her torso…

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From the Editor

It’s 2016, ya’ll! Well, it should be. Maybe you snaked one of the early-bird copies of this winter edition in those waning days of December, but hey, you’ve had your office Christmas party, you’ve turned…

New Flame

If you quickly shuffled through the new record from Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons—you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re listening to several different albums at once. The first 10-15 seconds of each tune play…

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Opening Volley: October

Last month, I was invited to be a part of the panel at the Columbus Metropolitan Club’s 40th summer celebration and annual meeting. For those who know me, “metropolitan” isn’t the first adjective that comes to…

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From the Editor

It’s almost sundown on the Tuesday after Labor Day, and I’m sitting at the border between summer and fall, that weird period of Ohio living where temperatures fluctuate so rapidly that the needle on your…

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Tasting Notes

“Food is music to the body, music is food to the heart.” — Gregory David Roberts It’s hard for me to disagree. I’m watching Derek Trucks, Mavis Staples, Brittany Howard, Aloe Blacc join Stephen Colbert for…

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Opening Volley: August

Beyond the incomparable thrill of witnessing a country collectively evolve right in front of us with the recent SCOTUS decision, it’s become a point of pride to know that without Ohio—and Jim and John Obergefell—we’d…