Last weekend we received a behind the scenes look at the Tour of Kitchens, presented by the Junior League of Atlanta. The tour, entering its 18th year, features a view into 14 of Atlanta’s finest residential kitchens with demos from local culinary artists, including PeachDish, The Spence and Farm Burger, to name a few. The two-day event has raised more than one million dollars since its beginning to aid the Junior League of Atlanta, with a membership of nearly 3,500, to carry out its mission towards community initiatives benefiting women and children at risk.
Rebecca Mayo, JLA member and self-proclaimed foodie, sat down with us to talk all things community!
Tell us your name: Rebecca Mayo
Hometown + current city: I was born and raised in Tallahassee, Fla. but have since moved to Atlanta. I like to refer to myself as a peachy resident from the sunshine state.
JLA experience: Being a Junior League member has been one of my favorite activities and has taught me so much about this community. Initially, I joined the League to meet new people and explore ways to volunteer in the area. My time as a provisional lead to my placement on the 2015 Tour of Kitchens committee, which serves as one of JLA’s largest fundraisers. The Tour of Kitchens was where I found my niche! Getting to work with women that have the same passions and interests was extremely rewarding, as well as getting to meet many of ATL’s top designers. The event has raised more that one million dollars since inception, and has helped so many women and children as a result of its success.
What is your favorite thing to do in ATL? I love to try new restaurants in different neighborhoods around the city. There are so many eclectic spots! 1Kept in Buckhead and Paper Plane in Decatur are two of my favorites. Ford Fry’s restaurants are also at the top of my list. Another thing I like to do is simply walk around my neighborhood and the West Paces area and look at the beautiful, Southern architecture that has been around for years. It’s beautiful!
Personal mantra: “Design A Life You Love”
Pick a Superfood: The ‘Spinach Slam’ from Arden’s Garden is dangerously good.
Favorite form of exercise: I am smitten with Barre and FlyWheel, but nothing beats a run through Chastain Park after a long day.