Carolyn Binder

by Michael Nolan on 30 January 2014 · 3 comments

in People

This week, the People Spotlight shines brightly on one of the most special people in my life, Carolyn Binder.

Aside from having a fulltime career, she is the founder of Cowlick Cottage, an accomplished gardener, writer, photographer, and devoted foodie. Is there any wonder why we became such good friends?

Carolyn Binder

In May of 2012, Carolyn and I were among the attendees at the annual Garden2Blog event hosted by P. Allen Smith in Little Rock, Arkansas where our connection was cemented for life. I was lucky enough to share an airplane with her to Atlanta and I can say with absolute sincerity that I have never laughed so hard.

A few months later, Carolyn joined me in Atlanta once again for a day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, as well as a food review at Midtown Tavern. As quickly as the time passed, the day was as bright and beautiful as the company.

Carolyn Binder

Carolyn’s birthday was this passed weekend, and as luck would have it, the time coincided perfectly with the speaking engagement of another dear friend, Helen Yoest. We managed to carve out a couple of hours to meet for drinks, stories, and lots of smiles.

Helen Yoest, Carolyn Binder, Michael Nolan

For being an never-ending source of inspiration and love, Carolyn Binder deserves to be recognized far and wide. 

I love you, C.

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Chris January 30, 2014 at 11:35 am

I had the great pleasure to have met Carolyn last spring after having previously been virtual friends with her online. She is truly one of the most genuine individuals I have ever met. Such a sweet spirit and giving heart. Your words have captured her well.

Carolyn from Cowlick Cottage Farm January 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Oh, Michael! What a sweet reflection on our friendship. Thank you for being such a good friend and inspiration in my life! <3


Matt Mattus February 6, 2014 at 11:30 am

Oh, Helen! you are freaking everywhere!

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