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Five Questions for Mississippi Painter Bradley S. Gordon

ART, APR16, PEOPLEJess Graves
Artist Bradley Gordon in his Oxford, Mississippi studio.

Artist Bradley Gordon in his Oxford, Mississippi studio.

Art Proust: when we pull 5 questions from the famous Proust questionnaire and add 1 great Southern artist to answer 'em. Today we drop our pin in the county seat of Lafayette, Mississippi (Oxford, to be exact) where painterBradley S. Gordon calls home. There, he looks to wildlife for inspiration, citing the animals of the South as his muse. Here's what's on Brad's mind.


"Longhorn at Dusk"

"Longhorn at Dusk"

5. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
BBQ-ing outside at my studio with family, my dogs and my good friends. A cold beer is always a bonus.

4. Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Mamas all across the world for bringing us sweet little angels like mine.

"Catching a Drift"

"Catching a Drift"

3. Who would you have liked to be?
I'm a pretty lucky fella who has been given a loving family, great friends, a badass wife and the sweetest little ninja baby girl ever. I am very happy being me.

"White Cold Morning"

"White Cold Morning"

2. What is your favorite color?
Scranapple Berry

1. What is your present state of mind?
It feels about like that Christopher Cross song “Sailing".


How to Make the Perfect Post-Masters Cocktail

APR16, BOOZE, AGENDA, THE MASTERSJess Graves
Photo: Lauren Carnes

Photo: Lauren Carnes

It's one of the toughest tickets out there, which means most of us will be watching The Masters Tournament from the comfort of our own living rooms. For the lucky few who get to spend a long day (or five) treading the sod of Augusta National, Craft & Vine restaurant and bar has become the go-to local watering hole for the upwardly mobile.

Should you be saddled up to their bar or just in the mood to flex your mixing muscles at home, we love their Garden City cocktail. Named for golf’s holy city, this sip combines tequila Cabeza and green Chartreuse with fresh squeezed lime juice, pineapple and a mint sprig garnish for a light, refreshing finish.


THE GARDEN CITY

BY NICK MAYO, CRAFT & VINE, AUGUSTA

1.5 oz Reposado tequila

.75 oz pineapple juice

.5 oz green Chartreuse

.5 oz lime juice

.5 oz simple syrup

Mint sprig

Using a jigger, measure and combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour over ice. Serve down, in a rocks glass and garnish with a mint sprig.


How to Dress at The Masters

STYLE, STYLE GUIDES, MEN, APR16, THE MASTERSJess Graves
Augusta National

Augusta National

Come this time of year, one of the most frequent questions we get is what to wear to one very particular little golf tournament in Augusta. Of course, we're talking about The Masters. The uniform is de rigeur for men (shorts and a polo by day, pants and an oxford by night), something handsome, comfortable and abides by Augusta National's dress code. So, we dug into our archives (hello, 2012!) and pulled up an old how-to. Finish the look with an egg salad sandwich.

For Men: Augusta By Day...

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...and By Night

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