A Delicious Jaunt in Jackson – A Visit to Cathead Distillery!

On our trip to Jackson, Mississippi to visit Kristen Ley and Thimbelpress to learn how to letterpress, we also had the opportunity to learn about Cathead Vodka. Steve loves a nice vodka, and to learn about a small maker was exciting; … Continue reading

Our Top Five Takeaways from The Southern C Summit

You may remember we introduced the founders of The Southern Coterie in this blog post last year, after returning from presenting at the Charleston Southern C Summit. Well, we had the opportunity to attend the most recent summit, just last … Continue reading

Plan an Atlanta staycation!

WalletHub recently shared a listing of 2016’s best and worst cities for staycations… And Atlanta came in as the 6th best city for a staycation! Now, we know Atlanta is pretty fabulous – there’s lots to do, a deep sense … Continue reading

Berlin in October – a Photographic Dream!

Building on his WCAF Bloggers Tour success, Steve is joining acclaimed stylist and entertaining expert, Annette Joseph on a once-in-a-lifetime photographer’s retreat to Berlin as the tour’s Branding Expert!  Annette enjoys sharing the many ideas, tips and tricks she has gained as a nationally … Continue reading

The McKenzie’s & Blogger Friends at the West Coast Art & Frame Expo

Next week, Steve and Jill will be hosting an extremely talented group of design industry insiders at the West Coast Art & Frame expo in Las Vegas! This “bloggers tour” is comprised of four design tastemakers who all understand the importance of … Continue reading

Five reasons you should plan a visit to the Cashiers Designer Showhouse…

Late last week, Jill had the pleasure of visiting the Cashiers Designer Showhouse and came away, not only with some fantastic ideas and inspiration, but also enjoyed an all-around wonderful time! She shared some thoughts on the showhouse and why … Continue reading

Exploring Atlanta: Old Fourth Ward Splash Pad

Recently Jill’s brother, sil (sister-in-law) and 3 young children came to town for a fun summer visit. As you all probably know, Atlanta is not at a shortage for fun activities for kids of all ages, but in our search to … Continue reading

Who you NEED to meet: Mary Catherine Folmar of Cotton+Quill

Bold, fresh, adventurous and brilliant. These are just a few words that come to mind when we think about the fabulous designs by our friend, Mary Catherine Folmar and her Cotton+Quill textile and wallpaper collections. Both Mary Catherine and her … Continue reading

Museum Monday: Rodin Museum

C’mon on kids – let’s go to a museum! The Rodin Museum, an ideal place to visit when looking into family-friendly Paris attractions… Yes, believe it or not, this classical museum was a wonderful stop for the whole McKenzie clan during previous … Continue reading

3 Top Trends from Maison & Objet 2015

Twice a year, the design elite converge on Paris see what the world’s finest designers have to offer our world of interiors. This January represented the 20th anniversary of Maison & Objet and in celebration, everyone brought their best of all things pertaining to interiors. … Continue reading