Cool Down in The Pool

We are really enjoying the pool this year. My four-year-old granddaughter, Amelia Rose, and her cousin Lily took swimming lessons for a half-hour each day for seven days, at 8:30 am and darn if by day two,  they were practically swimming across the pool. Duane coaches triathletes and so he works with people on refining […]

We’re Back in Business!!!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 months since we’ve had guests at the Urban Oasis. And we have missed you!  After the first few months, when it was clear this pandemic was not a short-term situation, Duane and I settled down, just the two of us and the dogs, feeling grateful to be […]

Our Inman Park Neighborhood

The Atlanta Journal and Constitution just published an article about our neighborhood, Inman Park. We are at the edge of the neighborhood, in that the Old Fourth Ward starts right across the Atlanta Beltline from us. So in this location, we get the best of both! Hop on over to read all about the history, […]

Gardening Through Lockdown

We hate not being able to have guests during this lockdown, but Duane is 79 and we have two grandbabies, a 4-month old and a 3-year old and everyone is doing their best to stay safe so we can pod together. So what have we been doing? Well, take a look at the gardens and […]

Top Secret Urban Oasis Granola Recipe

One of the favorites on the Urban Oasis Breakfast menu is our homemade granola. Our guests are always asking me how to make it so I’m putting the recipe on the blog to make it easier for everyone to follow the simple directions. I make my granola with ingredients from Trader Joes. They sell a […]

Saga of The Urban Oasis: Before, During & After The Real World Atlanta 2019

In mid-February 2019, we packed up every single thing and moved out of our house. Actually, we had movers who did most of that packing and moving. We rented a house around the corner from Krog Street which was nice to get to stay in the neighborhood. I knew it would be a huge disruption […]

Krog Street Market

The Krog Street Market is at the corner of our street. It’s a great place to go for a quick bite, a bottle of wine, or a sit-down meal at one of my favorite seafood restaurants, Watchman. Take a look at the video to get a taste of what KSM has to offer. Shout out […]

Urban Oasis Renovations are Under Way!

As you may or may not know, a reality tv show rented the Urban Oasis for five months back in February to shoot their next season. I can’t mention the name of the show until it airs in mid-June.  So you’ll have to stay tuned to get the scoop. Four months have flown by and […]

Meet Ollie, Our New Pup at the Oasis

Ollie the Sheepadoodle joined our family on April 15th, 2018. We had to say goodbye to Craig on Valentine’s Day this year, which left Otis rather sad as an only dog for the first time ever. I wasn’t actually looking for a dog but a breeder had two big litters at the same time and […]

Ready for a Dip?

We are so excited about the new swimming pool at the Urban Oasis. It is just in time to take the edge off of a hot summer day in Georgia.  There is a ten-by-ten foot hot tub at one end and a 35-foot swimming area that’s perfect for water aerobics. Duane, a triathlete, is waiting […]