Meet the AJS Workshop Team:: Anne Sage

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We’re getting closer and closer to our Italian workshop, and I for one can’t wait. In the spirit of the workshop, today I’m introducing you to talented Anne Sage. Anne is our social media expert for our Italian workshop, and beyond her social expertise, she’s the blogger behind Anne Sage and the author behind Sage Living. You can even find my own home in her book. Learn more about awesome Anne below!

Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself:

A: Your full name? Anne Elizabeth Sage
Where are you from? Grew up in Toronto but now live in LA.
What do you do for a living? A little bit of everything! I write a lifestyle blog at annesage.com as well as manage all the related social media platforms; I do props and interiors styling for photo shoots; and I wrote an interior design book called Sage Living that was released last fall.

Q: What is your role on the AJS Workshop Team?
A: I’m the resident social media expert; I’ll be giving a presentation on social media best practices, and I’ll be on-hand throughout to offer guidance on all things Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and blogging!

Q: Tell us about your background.
A: I have a degree in English from Stanford University and moved to New York City where I worked in brand strategy after college. While in New York I started my blog as a creative outlet, never expecting that it would become my full time job! In the years since, I’ve also co-founded an online lifestyle publication (Rue Magazine) as well as honed my interiors, photography, writing, and related editorial and content creation skills.

Q: Describe your expertise for the workshops.
A: The world of social media can be a tricky one to navigate! From growing a following and managing various platforms to engaging authentically with an audience, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. I love to share my 8 years of experience in the constantly evolving world of online content — including the tips, tricks, and habits for the most effective use of the valuable and fun tools social media has to offer!

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Q: What do you enjoy most about being a part of the AJS Workshop Team (or if this is your first experience, what are you most looking forward to?)
A: There is
always something to learn! We get to explore a new culture through Annette’s expert eyes, benefit from the knowledge of the other workshop experts, and get to know each other on a personal level too. Last year I went home with my brain — and my heart — racing on overdrive!

Q: What is one app (business related or not) you absolutely cannot live without?
A: I use the VSCO photo editing app several times a day — both to process my iPhone photos for Instagram, but also to add an extra dimension to the Canon photos I shoot for my blog. It’s an essential for sure!

Q: Where is your favorite place to travel?
A: I have a big soft spot for the Mediterranean! I spent a summer in Nice as a teenager and completely fell for the area. And of course Annette’s workshops have deepened my love of the region tenfold!

Q: What is one travel destination you hope to cross off your bucket list?
A: I’ve never been to Mexico and I’m dying to go. Mexico City for the culture and Tulum for the beaches sounds like a dream!

Q: What is your favorite part of exploring new destination?
A: I love to get up early and go for a walk, grab breakfast, and be amongst the locals as they start their day.

Q: What is one travel essential you’re sure to pack on every trip?
A: I never leave home without a big scarf for the plane, a bag of nuts for emergency snacking situations, and a jar of
Kimberly Parry Organics Facial Balm, which cures all manner of travel related skin problems!

Q: Just for fun (and in true Annette style), what is your go-to cocktail?
A: I’m not a huge drinker — I don’t think I’ve ever finished a whole cocktail by myself! — but I’m definitely excited to take a little sip of Annette’s Aperol Spritz this year!

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photos: Annette Joseph & Anne Sage

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For Your Style I’d Walk a Mile with Anna Walker-Skillman


Today we have the lovely and stylish Anna Walker-Skillman. Anna owns one of my favorite galleries in Atlanta: Jackson Fine Art. She has been a loyal and active participant in the arts community for the last 12 years. In 1993, Anna moved to Atlanta to manage the studio of famed Atlanta artist Todd Murphy. After working with Mr. Murphy to establish his career for five years, Anna turned to photography and joined Jackson Fine Art in 1998. In March of 2003, she purchased Jackson Fine Art from Jane Jackson who became curator of the prestigious and renowned collection of Sir Elton John. As the gallery director and co-curator for the past five and half years, she is honored to have the opportunity to continue a reputation of excellence in exhibiting photography by both emerging and established artists. With a focus on a blend of 20th century and contemporary work, she promises to continue her commitment to Atlanta to educate collectors and art enthusiast as well as exhibit and support leading photographers locally, nationally and internationally. Ms. Walker resides in Decatur with her husband, Ben, and two children. Take it away, Anna!

1.Who would you want to play you in a movie?
Michelle Williams

2.I wish I could…
Live a year in Paris

3.My first style memory is…
my grandmother, Fanny Bird Jones, a socialite of Atlanta blindfolding me at Christmas to take me into Saks Fifth Ave to try on dresses for my Christmas present. Little did she know you could see under the blindfold!

4.I could not live with out my….
family

5.I could live without…
my email

a photo that inspires you:


I am drawn to Natalie’s unique style and simplicity that appears effortless. She is a classic beauty. It was as if Steve captured her almost as an angel forecasting that her heaven’s fate. She is stunning and translucent.

photograph: Natalie Wood New York 1963 by Steve Schapiro courtesy of Jackson Fine Art

Jackson Fine Art is located at 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave in Buckhead.

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For Your Style I’d Walk a Mile with Camille Styles


Camille’s passion for modern, stress-free entertaining has made her a sought-after event designer, as well as an expert in lifestyle and design to readers around the globe. As the founder and creative director of camillestyles.com, she shares the creative entertaining ideas that inspire her parties and her life with hundreds of thousands of readers every month. On the event design side of the company, Camille Styles Events, her team brings creativity, expertise and an eye for innovative design to each of its clients, allowing them to entertain in high style and create an unforgettable experience for their guests. The girl has great taste and I’m totally with her on the surfing. Never say never…

1.Who would you want to play you in a movie?
Natalie Portman (this is a fantasy, right?!) She’s gorgeous, smart and her style is the perfect blend of quirky and classic.

2.I wish I could…
Surf. I’d love a daily workout that meant starting every morning at the beach, and those surfer girls always have the coolest style (and best bodies!)

3.My first style memory is…
Piling on the long necklaces, feather boas, lacy nighties and glittery heels from my treasure trove of “dress up” clothes when I was 3.

4.I could not live with out my….
Chanel lipgloss, MiH Jeans, Wellies in the winter and Havaianas in the summer.

5.I could live without…
Dark nail polish and Uggs.

Pick a photo that defines your style:
I could wear a version of this outfit (white shorts, striped tee, wedges) every single day.

Thanks, Camille!

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