Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What I'm reading

Happy Wednesday everyone!
Most of us at AHT are avid readers, and we just don't get to write about all the books we love in the magazine. I wanted to share with everyone what I am reading now... "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" by David Sedaris. The author is going to be in Memphis speaking at the Germantown Performing Arts Center in April and I am going, so I wanted to do some reading before I went. I picked this one up in the Atlanta airport over the weekend and haven't been able to put it down since! (I read almost half of it on the plane, but we were stuck on the runway for 3 hours because of snow). It is hilarious and a little off beat- it is my kind of read! It is a collection of essays about his life and his family (who are definitely a bunch of characters). I'm almost done with it, so I'll be on the hunt for my next book soon.
Go pick up a copy of "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" today!
-Nikki Aviotti

Check back soon for more about what we are reading!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We're Obsessed!

At AHT, we get obsessed with certain things, and we feel its our duty to share our obsessions! We are currently obsessed with Eos lip balm. Its organic and goes on silky smooth. Some of the great flavor are mint (shown above), vanilla and summer fruit. We've always got our Eos with us (some of us have 2 in their purse and a 3 pack in their bedside table)! Even the boys can't get enough of it. Go get yours today!

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Meet Margaret

Margaret Monger is our Editorial Director and Publisher. Margaret loves to travel with her family and spend time with her children. She loves her Ole Miss Rebels!

More about Margaret:
Hometown: Natchez, MS
First Job: Other than babysitting, waiting table at the GIN in Oxford, MS
Favorite Book: Catcher in the Rye
Favorite food: Anything FRIED!
Pets: Dixie (King Charles Cavalier); Dot, Eli and Coal (3 cats); a multitude of fish and turtles
Favorite part of working at AHT: Being able to meet great people and see our beautiful state. And of course, our great staff!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sweating With Your Sweetie

Love is in the air, but don't let those boxes of chocolate confuse you—February is also American Heart Month and we all know the key to any healthy body is exercise. Spend some quality time with your significant other this month with these workouts from Becky Fox of Fox Fitness in Knoxville. Here's a taste of what our February issue has to offer. (For three more great moves, pick up this month's magazine!)

Photography: H.E. Images
Models: Becky Fox, Buddy Arnold

Partner Row
Works: Back
Stand facing each other with feet hip width apart and knees slightly bent. Have your partner hold the middle of the band while you grab the handles, holding arms straight out. Then slowly pull the elbows back toward the belly button until the back muscles contract. Return to start and repeat for a full set. Switch places and let your partner give it a try!
(Exercise can be performed 12-16 times. Start with one set and work your way up to three.)

Partner Pull
Works: Shoulders, Back, Abs

Have your partner stand with feet slightly staggered and arms straight out in front of his body. Grab at his wrist and pull down while they resist. The key is for your partner to try and keep his arms in place. Complete for about 30 seconds to a minute and then switch places. (Exercise can be performed 12-16 times. Start with one set and work your way up to three.)

Blogging Debut!

We are so excited at AHT to start blogging! There is so much going on right now that we can't wait to share with everyone. Our February issue is out now. It is our special Wedding issue, so don't miss our five wedding stories. Each wedding is beautiful and unique. We've got tips for weddings too- articles on engagement rings, flowers and wedding financials. Plus, bridal beauty and romantic wedding hotels.
It was such a pleasure working with our home owner, designer Teresa Davis. Her house is incredible- so warm and inviting!

We are hard at work on March, so make sure to check back with us for sneak peaks and behind the scenes info!