Cheri Leavy visits with fellow UGA grads to talk beauty, style, gameday, and more!
Name: Ashley Stamoulis
Family: Husband — Dean (Brown ’88), Caroline (15), Thomas (13) and Jack (11) (future Dawgs, fingers crossed)
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Current Town: Atlanta, GA
What Years at UGA: 1991-1994
School/Degree: Franklin College of Arts, Major: English
Profession: Founder, SUTHINGIRL
Accolades: In what have to be my top two gaspworthy moments of all time, designer Rebecca Taylor named me one of “Atlanta’s Emerging Talents” and BEAUXLD Jewelry chose me as a BEAUXLD Role Model, celebrating women making a diffrence in their communities. I have the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors for Education Cures, a nonprofit committed to developing and improving education programs for children in communities around the world.
Describe Athens in three words: Vibrant, traditions, memories
Fave bars and restaurant in Athens: The Old Pal, Allgood Lounge, The National, SeaBear Oyster Bar, Ted’s Most Best, Five & Ten
Fave shops in Athens: Agora Vintage, Avid Bookshop, Dick Ferguson’s Men’s Clothing Store, Frontier, Community
Fave Athens landmark: The Arch and the Iron Horse
Describe your typical Bulldog game day: I love waking up to the energy of game day in Athens! For me, it’s all about friends, food, fall fashion and football. Tailgate parties, the roar of the stadium, shopping downtown and finishing the day with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Heaven.
Fave lipstick: Line lips with Lancome’s Le Lipstique pencil in Champagne and then finish with Lancome’s Rouge in Love lipstick in Pink Bon Bon. It will stay perfect all day long. Like magic!
Fave mascara: Thrive Liquid Lash Extensions
Fave skin care line: Kopari Beauty
Fave hair product: I’m from the South, honey. Hairspray! L’Oreal Elnett Satin.
Product you can’t live without: Perfume. I’ve worn First by Van Cleef & Arpels since high school because I loved the way it smelled on my grandmother.
Best budget buy product: Essie Nail Polish Essie Nail PolishBest product splurge: Cle de Peau Concealer
Fave fashion designer: That’s like picking a favorite child! I’m wild about the art meets fashion world created by Alessandro Michele at Gucci
Fave interior designer: Louise Johnson Interiors
Fave jeans: AG Jeans – The Legging Ankle
Fave tee: Merona Tank Tops from Target
Fashion idol: Amal Clooney with a splash of Ginger from Gilligan’s Island
Fave flower: Gardenia
Fave accessory: River Cuff bracelet by Mia Hebib at ShopSCAD
Fave stationery: Notecards featuring a pen & ink drawing of our home by Heather Young at www.FlyYoungStudio.com
Who inspires you? My husband.
Fave blog: www.CommunityKitchenATL.com
Fave instagram: The Adventurine @theadventurine
Fave magazine: Good Grit, Town & Country, and The Bitter Southerner
Fave book: Southern Solstice by Sarah Sadler
Fave song: “Kisses Never Lie” by Haley & Alexis
Fave artist: Karen Larson Turner
SHARE A TAILGATE RECIPE:
1 lb of ground sausage
1 lb of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups of Bisquick
Combine sausage and cheese by hand in large mixing bowl. Slowly add Bisquick while mixing by hand. Once combined, roll balls into the size of a walnut and place on an uncreased cookie sheet about an inch apart. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes
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