The Interviews ~ Lori Duncan (May)


Briefly describe yourself and what you do.

I am an interior designer and entrepreneur. My sister Staci and I own a shop in downtown Newnan called Blue Fern Merchant.

Best piece of business advice you’ve received.

Try to keep out emotion and be more matter of fact. That definitely doesn’t happen all the time.

If I had it to do over …

I don’t think I would do anything over. I am right where I want to be with family, friends and business. Every day I learn something new when it comes to business, about downtown Newnan and it all seems to be going my way. Lots of fabulous things are happening on a daily basis.

You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?

My dad’s Frank Sinatra; Prince’s Purple Rain and Elvis’ Blue Christmas

Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball by Stefan Kanfer;

Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews; and The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know

I live on a farm with horses, cows and chickens.

You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why?

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, I want to know their history of dancing together. My dad, I miss him. Doris Russell, my amazing dance teacher and mentor. Gregory Hines, an amazing hoofer.

Name an as yet unfulfilled dream

My own HGTV show

If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be …

Styling again for print and radio

Your go-to food.


Dogs or cats?


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