Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A cool view of Atlanta from the outside-in

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 4:14 PM

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The national perception of Atlanta is usually pretty narrow in scope. Depending upon one's outsider orientation, we're all strippers and trappers, strip malls and traffic.

But a recent exposé shot from ground-level puts the city's cultural interior in the forefront.

The current edition of the online magazine for women's retailer Aritzia features a 10-minute video, "Southern Living," that sheds light on the city's preferred see-and-do haunts. Of course, it helped that they had one of the city's connected creatives - musician and multi-media artist Brittany Bosco - as host/tour guide.

While hopscotching between East Atlanta Village, Inman Park, Midtown, Poncey-Highland, Old Fourth Ward, L5P, Va-Hi, Westside, and Decatur, they found time to toss back shots at El Bar with DJ Speakerfoxx, pop in on Wil May's weekly Cool party at the W in Midtown, and dip through Decatur with Reptar drummer Andrew McFarland.

The two-person editorial team made the four-day trip about two months ago, according to Bosco. By the time they were done, they walked away feeling like Atlanta is "thriving in a way that no other city in the U.S. is," Caitlin Smith wrote.

Here's what Bosco had to say when I asked her, via email, what it took to put together the field trip: "We made a production schedule and I set up interviews with people who have their fingers on the pulse of the city, and showed them places that don't have that much exposure in the city. I really wanted to display and showcase my friends/supporters and people I have developed a relationship with over the years in the city. Many people in this city have my back and I wanted to give back."

Peep the resulting video below the jump.

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