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Atlanta according to Susan Archie

Candler park’s two-time Grammy Award-winning graphic designer talks about her neighborhood’s best kept secret, her favorite short walk to commune with nature, and where she finds the best art in the city

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Susan Archie

Home grown is my favorite place in Atlanta to go out for breakfast.

My kitchen has the best cup of coffee in the city, and the best grits.

My best three friends in Atlanta are Lady Bird, Lord Chadley Buffington, and my counselor Betty Ford.

Fourth Ward Skate Park/Beltline is the first thing that Atlanta newcomers need to check out.

Living Walls is the best place to see art in Atlanta.

Candler Park Golf Course/Peavine Creek Watershed area is the best-kept secret about my neighborhood.

On my days off, I spend time shopping at Kroger.

The best place to go see a band play live in Atlanta is Variety Playhouse.

Beltline Lantern Parade is my favorite Atlanta annual event.

The [forest] at Frazer Center is my favorite place in Atlanta when I want to take a walk.

The Fox Theatre is my favorite building in Atlanta.

Congressman John Lewis is my favorite fellow Atlantan.

Tyler Perry is the strangest thing about Atlanta.