Graphite. Not just your No. 2 any more.

I want to give HUGE kudos to the dynamic duo of Gavin and Alyssa, of Grafite Ink. Gavin and Alyssa did the buildout in the salon and are responsible for giving the Aviary that unique rustic modernism that we so love. They just launched a blog with some photos of the salon. Let's talk seriously about that bookcase in there. Wow.

One of the most rewarding thing about starting and owning a business has been the door that it has opened to other creatives and entrepreneurs in Atlanta. Gavin and Alyssa were a constant around the salon for about two weeks while doing the buildout. If we had more space, I'd make sure they had an office in the Aviary just so we could have their creative energy around.