I’m sure you’re wondering about the name Bloomsbury & Battle. It’s a combination of two different sounding words – one soft and floral, the other sharp and tailored – that together represent my aesthetic and what I’d like for this blog to represent. Bloomsbury is for the Bloomsbury Group, a group of English writers, thinkers and artists active in the first half of the 20th century; Battle is for Peachtree Battle, the street in Atlanta that we know and love. So what do an English artistic movement and a street in Buckhead have in common? Actually not a lot! It’s more about what these things call to my mind…Bloomsbury is the perfect floral chintz fabric, a faded English country house, a sunny impressionist painting…Battle is ivy covered white brick, the Allman Brothers, and the fits-like-a-glove button downs at Ann Mashburn. It’s the English with the Southern, the old with the new, and the traditions of both places that I want to convey. I know the word tradition can sound stuffy but I promise I’ll keep things fresh.